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by Rayndalf
Yesterday, 05:37
Forum: News
Topic: modernised G80-3000, now in TKL !
Replies: 30
Views: 4131

Re: modernised G80-3000, now in TKL !

Thanks for your offer, but I'm in Germany, so shipping costs would probably kill the idea of buying it from you. Yeah, I just checked and shipping USPS first class international would be $39 (both if it was shipped in the original box with bubble wrap inside of a larger box and if it was shipped in...
by Rayndalf
Yesterday, 00:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Micronorth Keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 524

Re: Micronorth Keyboard

It looks like a Model F XT clone with Cherry keycaps (so it probably uses Cherry black switches and a Cherry PCB as well).

Something like this should work.
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=103648.0
If you convert it internally all you'd need is a pro micro and a cable.
by Rayndalf
26 Nov 2020, 03:51
Forum: News
Topic: modernised G80-3000, now in TKL !
Replies: 30
Views: 4131

Re: modernised G80-3000, now in TKL !

Where can I buy this? Only in the Czech Rep.? Could someone proxy for me? Many thanks! I ordered mine on Taobao through a 'Taobao agent' (a proxy). If you want to buy/trade for mine let me know, I bought it on a whim (tested the software and put in back in the box). If I place another Taobao order ...
by Rayndalf
25 Nov 2020, 04:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: RANKING VINTAGE SWITCHES thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1382

Re: RANKING VINTAGE SWITCHES thread

Blue, orange and CBS are in the lead! I'm going to register 50 accounts just so I can vote for Cherry MX Brown :P. MX Brown Vintage is actually very good, I'm using a Compaq MX 11800 with that switch right now. Cherry's new browns in the G80-3000S TKL actually feel good too. My daily driver is a Ki...
by Rayndalf
25 Nov 2020, 00:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 119
Views: 9213

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

My Alps salmon is still improving each day. I'm happy with that. I've finished the top housings for my AEK II. I'll continue work on the full switches throughout the week. I somehow ended up with a bag of Salmon Alps, have you tried them without the tactile leaves? Mine are unlubed and the tactile ...
by Rayndalf
25 Nov 2020, 00:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mystery KeyTronic 65-0375-11 Keyboard. What Machine is it for?
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Mystery KeyTronic 65-0375-11 Keyboard. What Machine is it for?

That's from some version of the Incoterm SPD. zP9gHaeIVzc So 3 toggle switches and a bank of lights above the keyboard (which light up depending on what keys are pressed)? That's really cool. I'd love to have a board with lights that did that (I'm sure QMK supports something like that, I just need ...
by Rayndalf
24 Nov 2020, 09:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps / Genovation KPX-17
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Alps / Genovation KPX-17

If you wanted to save some soldering (and messing with loose capacitors) and go with something prefab like BOB-11189 , as I said, I believe the difference is that you'd need to use T1IN from another GPIO, say, C7 , and T1OUT to RTS . And leave D3 and TXD disconnected. And then add that second GPIO ...
by Rayndalf
24 Nov 2020, 06:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: PK-111 POS Keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: PK-111 POS Keyboard

Are you on a modern Windows machine? I would reccomend running it in compatibility mode for Windows XP. Worst case scenario it only works on a 32 bit Windows 98 / XP, but compatibility mode has saved me a few times.
by Rayndalf
24 Nov 2020, 06:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps / Genovation KPX-17
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Alps / Genovation KPX-17

As I thought, QMK has protocol handlers for both PS/2 and Microsoft Serial Mouse, which was more or less standard. So, the tricky bits are dealt with and it's mostly a matter of Makefile options. Those Ortek boards look pretty neat. I tried searching the QMK documentation but I must have totally mi...
by Rayndalf
23 Nov 2020, 22:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: hi friends , sorry but total newbie question
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: hi friends , sorry but total newbie question

Amoeba PCBs are pretty straightforward, but not exactly easy especially if you haven't soldered before. I would strongly consider working with an existing PCB (standard 60% or tenkeyless) unless the unique layout is an important part of the design. I used a Teensy and Amoebas, and got a mostly funct...
by Rayndalf
20 Nov 2020, 22:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Adventure in Retr0bright
Replies: 18
Views: 1623

Re: Adventure in Retr0bright

Is it possible to remove the logo so you don't have to worry about damaging it?
by Rayndalf
20 Nov 2020, 22:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: My luck lol
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: My luck lol

Thats absolutely not about luck. Your karma hasn't restored yet after flipping switches from Wyse ASCII declared as vblacks from 1985 keeb on r/mm. I mean one of the IC chips probably is labeled '1985'. Is the board actually from 1989 or are Wyse boards just considered a different beast since they ...
by Rayndalf
19 Nov 2020, 18:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4398
Views: 421860

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

hellothere wrote:
19 Nov 2020, 17:03
Rayndalf wrote:
19 Nov 2020, 07:10
Sold as "VDS T93.C.NOV84.B / T93CNOV84B"
Cherry MX Black or some other cross mount?
Yeah, MX blacks rotated 90 degrees. I have no idea why, but that suggests Cherry keycaps and a not Cherry PCB and plate.
by Rayndalf
19 Nov 2020, 07:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4398
Views: 421860

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Sold as "VDS T93.C.NOV84.B / T93CNOV84B" It arrived and it's weird. The keycaps are doubleshot dark brown on beige, and the top row is R0, but unlike another old example I have they aren't thinner than the other keys. The top plate is FR4 with a copper mask and the switches are installed sideways an...
by Rayndalf
19 Nov 2020, 02:57
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: BBC Micro key switches
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: BBC Micro key switches

Which of the switch types (mentioned here
wiki/Acorn_BBC_Microcomputer)?
by Rayndalf
18 Nov 2020, 22:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4398
Views: 421860

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Not a keyboard, but can anyone help me identify which keyboard these keycaps came from? They seem to fit SKCC Greens and SKCC Creams perfectly (not tall Creams; though you could force it on there and it'll be snug, but secure) https://i.imgur.com/GspeuNN.jpg The red dot reminds me of a Ti99/4a, but...
by Rayndalf
17 Nov 2020, 05:39
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] NMB Hi-Tek 725 (Space Invaders) Stabilizer Mount(s)
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: [WTB] NMB Hi-Tek 725 (Space Invaders) Stabilizer Mount(s)

I think I have some, let me know if you need any replacement white linear space invaders or any of the numpad keys as well. I really need to finish this cute little hack job sometime, but I'm not looking forward to the handwiring stage.I'm so bad at handwiring (only tried it before I learned about f...
by Rayndalf
17 Nov 2020, 01:03
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] NMB Hi-Tek 725 (Space Invaders) Stabilizer Mount(s)
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: [WTB] NMB Hi-Tek 725 (Space Invaders) Stabilizer Mount(s)

Let me check my parts bin, I have a fullsize space invader board I cut down to tenkeyless, so I think I have some extra stab clips.
by Rayndalf
13 Nov 2020, 23:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps / Genovation KPX-17
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Alps / Genovation KPX-17

I didn't realize that commercially available RS232 to USB cords are actually active adapters, so I think I'll try my luck with one of them (I should have room to hide one in the case) and get a small USB hub so I only have one cable leaving the case (and maybe cut holes so the order ports are access...
by Rayndalf
13 Nov 2020, 21:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps / Genovation KPX-17
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Alps / Genovation KPX-17

The grey one on the left used a standard G81 keyboard module and the ball is an entirely independent serial device (that happen to share a wire), and I replaced the keyboard PCB already, so that one should be the same as converting a standalone serial mouse (I didn't know QMK also converted serial, ...
by Rayndalf
11 Nov 2020, 06:13
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Measurement Systems 3" Trackball and RAM Optical Instrumentation Controller
Replies: 22
Views: 1296

Re: Measurement Systems 3" Trackball and RAM Optical Instrumentation Controller

I'm sure I have more to say, but that MORSE-A-KEYER is a gorgeous machine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrhGWR4PxVE It reminds me a lot of my Ultratec Minicom IV only it makes cooler sounds. Pointing devices are slightly cheaper and (usually) pretty compact so I don't feel too bad about buying them.
by Rayndalf
10 Nov 2020, 22:52
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Measurement Systems 3" Trackball and RAM Optical Instrumentation Controller
Replies: 22
Views: 1296

Re: Measurement Systems 3" Trackball and RAM Optical Instrumentation Controller

Name every computer and WIN a FREE Apple II! (*you must correctly identify ALL computers and keyboards - including ones out of shot under the desks) The last thing I probably need is an Apple II, but I can't name all of that stuff anyway (especially those things that I can only hope are TV radios)....
by Rayndalf
10 Nov 2020, 09:29
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Measurement Systems 3" Trackball and RAM Optical Instrumentation Controller
Replies: 22
Views: 1296

Re: Measurement Systems 3" Trackball and RAM Optical Instrumentation Controller

This thing is huge I think that you could easily operate it with your feet with even good precision It's sitting on my desk (quietly reminding me that I need to find a way to convert it), and the 3 buttons remind me of some sort of guitar effect pedal or something. If I was an electronics guru and ...
by Rayndalf
09 Nov 2020, 06:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps / Genovation KPX-17
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Alps / Genovation KPX-17

Would a convertor like this work with a serial mouse or trackball? I have an M13 and some other boards with integrated trackballs that I'd love to use over USB, but I can't find a commercial Serial to USB convertor marketed for pointing devices. A converter like this, yes. But all the details will ...
by Rayndalf
08 Nov 2020, 02:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps / Genovation KPX-17
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Alps / Genovation KPX-17

Would a convertor like this work with a serial mouse or trackball? I have an M13 and some other boards with integrated trackballs that I'd love to use over USB, but I can't find a commercial Serial to USB convertor marketed for pointing devices.
by Rayndalf
06 Nov 2020, 00:22
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24104
Views: 2063279

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

for a calculator prototype? For the ( hand-held electronic ) calculator prototype. The history is certainly there (more significant than an Apple I depending on your point of view), but they don't show the other items included in the lot (documents, second case, etc). I'd assume for $68,000 they co...
by Rayndalf
28 Oct 2020, 02:04
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Dolch, FK-8000, MX/SMK Switches, Kpad, TX1800, Keysets
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: [WTB] FK-8000, Aristotles, Desko

I have some Aristotle stems in Kailh housings that feel great, but I'd highly recommend Phoenix stems/switches (the ones sold assembled feel a little worse, but the better keycap alignment and fit is worth it).

I'll count my kailh/Aristotle switches if you're interested in going that route.
by Rayndalf
27 Oct 2020, 11:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?
Replies: 38
Views: 3804

Re: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?

I picked up a Kinesis Advantage and realized that my misgivings with conventional keyboards came from the stupid placement of basically everything but the alphanumeric keys. Something as simple as a split spacebar (so half of it is backspace) is great, and putting delete, home, end, page up, page do...
by Rayndalf
25 Oct 2020, 12:06
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: russian keyboards
Replies: 1
Views: 4029

Re: russian keyboards

hey! I'm learning the russian language and found it quite dissatisfying to use an onscreen keyboard for doing exercises in russian. When I checked my local version of ebay or aliexpress I was looking for some decent quality cheap russian keyboard but I only found the usual chinese keyboards with ru...
by Rayndalf
24 Oct 2020, 12:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Heavily modded Kinesis Contoured
Replies: 17
Views: 697

Re: Heavily modded Kinesis Contoured

Interesting, it uses the same connectors for the keywells as my Classic. Just an extra set of holes and the connectors used in these models could directly connect to a new controller (the older connectors used in my Model 130 fit the same keywells but also fit onto the replacement controllers). This...

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