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by JP!
Yesterday, 22:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Apple Cross Pollination? - East Meets West
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Apple Cross Pollination? - East Meets West

I have sort of an Alps project in mind, a cross pollination of two varieties of Apples. First I have this keyboard module from a late 80's Macintosh Portable with Alps SKCM Cream Damped switches in mint condition. IMG_4973.JPG IMG_4974.JPG Next I have this MO116J that I won from Yahoo! Auctions. I d...
by JP!
Yesterday, 20:43
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Yaesu YK-901 Ascii Keyboard - "ALPSaver"
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Yaesu YK-901 Ascii Keyboard - "ALPSaver"

Muirium wrote:
Yesterday, 20:32
The Kishsaver of the east!
:lol: I hadn't heard that one before.

Well zrrion converted his but I don't know the details and my board looks a bit different so I'll have to dig into things.
by JP!
Yesterday, 19:52
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Yaesu YK-901 Ascii Keyboard - "ALPSaver"
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Yaesu YK-901 Ascii Keyboard - "ALPSaver"

Finally an ALPSaver of my very own. I was very lucky to find it randomly on the Yahoo! Japan Auctions site. It has buttery smooth Alps SKCC cream switches. 1.JPG Flickr Album This one is fairly unique with it's industrial gray case and extra circuitry designed for use with a radio transceiver. The k...
by JP!
Yesterday, 19:03
Forum: Other external
Topic: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 6005

Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread

I got a couple boards in today :D The Yaesu has SKCC cream switches while the Sharp is just rubber dome but thought it looked really cool.

Yaesu teardown

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by JP!
Yesterday, 17:30
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Are there any normal guys here?
Replies: 37
Views: 754

Re: Are there any normal guys here?

Wazrach wrote:
Yesterday, 17:05
I'd like to find another AT, but they seem to be even less common than F122s right now - you don't see ATs on Ebay that often.
I have a harem of AT's that I am hoarding / going to restore.
by JP!
20 Jul 2019, 16:21
Forum: Other external
Topic: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 6005

Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread

Nice. would love to see some more pics when you are up to it. I'm expecting a couple boards myself.
by JP!
20 Jul 2019, 06:54
Forum: Other external
Topic: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 6005

Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread

yuchipashe wrote:
20 Jul 2019, 03:17
My package has been held hostage by the Philippines government until I pay around 8000JPY :(

Guess I'm not going to buy anything from yahuoku for a while haha
:o
by JP!
19 Jul 2019, 04:43
Forum: Other external
Topic: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 6005

Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread

subcat wrote:
19 Jul 2019, 04:06
Raumfahrer wrote:
19 Jul 2019, 01:13
this is the link for the one with the cover
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r336402482

the one above is a duplicate of the first link
thanks :) my clipboard failed me
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by JP!
18 Jul 2019, 17:02
Forum: Other external
Topic: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 6005

Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread

That X68000 cover is neat but seems a but expensive for a starting bid.
by JP!
18 Jul 2019, 05:16
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Scientific-Atlanta Spectral Dynamics SD425
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Scientific-Atlanta Spectral Dynamics SD425

Oh, that's a shame. Those waffle frame switches are never any good. They spoil what is otherwise a decidedly elegant looking board. The case design is very flash, and the caps are stellar. User afan invented a solution for the broken stems last year: https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2031...
by JP!
17 Jul 2019, 23:01
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Scientific-Atlanta Spectral Dynamics SD425
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Scientific-Atlanta Spectral Dynamics SD425

I recently picked up this looker of a keyboard. The case design and quality are superb, unfortunately this one is impossible to type on. :roll: The switches are Hi-Tek High Profile which are notorious for cracked sliders. 1.jpg 1a.JPG Teardown: 1b.JPG 1c.JPG 1d.jpg 1e.JPG 1f.JPG 2.JPG 2a.jpg 2b.JPG ...
by JP!
17 Jul 2019, 05:10
Forum: Other external
Topic: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 6005

Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread

Wow that looks nice. Someone please call dibs on it here or else I will bid on it.
by JP!
17 Jul 2019, 04:04
Forum: Other external
Topic: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 6005

Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread

Damn I also missed that listing, really unique and nice board! How heavy is it? The shine of the chassis makes it look like it's made of metal. That's exactly the type of keyboard I would use, but I'm pretty sure that if I found the listing, you still would've outbid me :lol: (Also how much did you...
by JP!
17 Jul 2019, 03:16
Forum: Other external
Topic: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 6005

Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread

yoooooo!!! An industrial ALPSaver!! Nice!!! edit: woah woah woah - is that a 5-pin DIN plug!? Can you use that thing on modern PCs!? Not quite...7 pin cable. This ALPSaver is different in that it was used with an amateur radio system so a converter would need to be made. http://www.foxtango.org/ft-...
by JP!
17 Jul 2019, 02:37
Forum: Other external
Topic: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 6005

Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread

I forgot to share this and didn't realize was actually posted here before I bid on it. There were two unique JEC keyboards that sold, an older style board likely with SKCC and this newer style. Although the older one was way cool it went for a lot of money and this was the one I wanted most. This bo...
by JP!
16 Jul 2019, 19:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!
Replies: 421
Views: 32678

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

DMA wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 18:45
@PancakeMSTR what part of picture is unclear?

@JP! - yes, ExpHdr pins are for that. ExpHdr_0 and ExpHdr_2 will be solenoid driver active pins if you select "solenoid" in hardware setup.
:D
by JP!
16 Jul 2019, 18:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!
Replies: 421
Views: 32678

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

Does CommonSense support a solenoid / solenoid driver like the Xwhatsit's?
by JP!
16 Jul 2019, 04:31
Forum: Other external
Topic: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 6005

Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread

yuchipashe wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 03:17
Total of 41 kilos hahaha
That's a lot of drugs :lol:
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Also do you know what switches your Sord keyboard has?
by JP!
15 Jul 2019, 18:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PSA: Soarer's "Simple Logic Analyzer" exists and it's awesome
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: PSA: Soarer's "Simple Logic Analyzer" exists and it's awesome

TheInverseKey wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 17:28
EDIT:

Also a lot of terminal boards are weird how they sync with the terminal that they were built for.
And that's when either documentation or a working terminal comes in handy otherwise you need someone with expertise in reverse engineering.
by JP!
14 Jul 2019, 21:50
Forum: Other external
Topic: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 6005

Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread

Thanks subcat. I think I'd like to go after one of the M0116J's an maybe the IBM 5576. I don't have anything IBM Japan yet. I would like to have just 1 IBM Japan board with Alps plate springs some day. [Edit] Huh it looks like that 5576-A01 is buckling spring. I am definitely out of my element when ...
by JP!
11 Jul 2019, 14:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Converting IBM 4980 Model F Battleship
Replies: 34
Views: 1208

Re: Converting IBM 4980 Model F Battleship

Whoa, I read about this is a manual as I have the 4978 terminal for the Series/1. Very cool. You could try an figure out how the protocol works or desolder the existing controller and replace with a Model F Xwhatsit. If you do that at least preserve the irreplaceable controller.
by JP!
11 Jul 2019, 14:10
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22574
Views: 1201612

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

cli wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 11:03
Very nice restored and modernized IBM Model F 4704 from a DT member.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IBM-Model-F- ... 3772469180

It's not my cup of tea, don't like huge battleship keyboards....
I love this! A potent piece of modern weaponry for sure.
by JP!
11 Jul 2019, 02:57
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cleaning up zrrion's Wyse PCE
Replies: 23
Views: 1524

Re: Cleaning up zrrion's Wyse PCE

That is quite the labor of love. Can't wait to see this fully brought back to life.
by JP!
10 Jul 2019, 17:41
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22574
Views: 1201612

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Neat Keytronic Medical / EEG keyboard https://www.ebay.com/itm/Telefactor-EEG-Keyboard-Mdl-KB3270-PLUS/282793081671?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Neat little keypad https://www.ebay.com/itm/USED-Leica-Microscopy-Systems-Keyboard-722009-301-360-131/163076328091?ssPageName...
by JP!
10 Jul 2019, 16:42
Forum: Other external
Topic: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 6005

Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread

LurkerMcNoPost wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 16:23
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/j577482820

Compare to same model from 2 weeks ago: https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h403034878

Big oof. Someone really wanted that x1z, hopefully prices calm down a bit after this
Whoa... :lol:
by JP!
10 Jul 2019, 04:15
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22574
Views: 1201612

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

depletedvespene wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 03:34
Perhaps, but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the duubt.
:lol: Yeah and he seems to be selling them off rather than acquiring more. I think maybe he hit endgame and lost interest perhaps.

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