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by Rayndalf
Yesterday, 19:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 345
Views: 43892

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

To answer my own question I think it's some kind of slider over membrane. The keycaps do look beautiful though. https://youtu.be/OVZkZ-4CgMY?t=240 Edit: Mitsumi KSD I think (which is funny because that switch type seems pretty rare... how are their 8+ revisions for a computer that was only around ~3...
by Rayndalf
Yesterday, 12:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 345
Views: 43892

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Any idea what switch type this is? I have spare stackpole key module I bought from someone who harvested another TI-99/4A, so I can return this one to operational condition if I hamburgle it's key module.
by Rayndalf
25 Feb 2021, 14:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 9.75u Spacebar for vintage packard bell.
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: 9.75u Spacebar for vintage packard bell.

I think I have a 9.75u DCS spacebar, but it's MX mount, so pretty useless in this case.

I guess if you're super desperate there could be a way to make it work, but I don't think that board uses MX mount stabilizers either.
by Rayndalf
25 Feb 2021, 03:30
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24468
Views: 2356949

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-COMPUT ... 2988899025
Looks like Cherry keycaps/ keyboard module (maybe not the case). Honestly a cute looking computer too.
by Rayndalf
25 Feb 2021, 03:23
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24468
Views: 2356949

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

IBM 5110 (All in one with beamspring keyboard?)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-51 ... 3483556245

Not the best deal, but at least you get a complete system instead of just a keyboard (for better or for worse).
by Rayndalf
25 Feb 2021, 02:22
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24468
Views: 2356949

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Unique-Vintage ... 4722923182
Beautiful case. I'd love to see modern cases built this way, it's got to be much cheaper than machining the whole thing out of aluminum.
by Rayndalf
25 Feb 2021, 01:36
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner
Replies: 70
Views: 3278

Re: For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner

In before Massdrop buys Deskthority to cement their control on Keyboard forums at large.

Jokes aside it's better to sell the site before you desperately need money/ need to be rid of it, it gives you the opportunity to do what's best for the community.
by Rayndalf
23 Feb 2021, 01:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: All right, what's up with these linear Alps?
Replies: 13
Views: 894

Re: All right, what's up with these linear Alps?

Is Steel Series trying to make actuation distance the new DPI (a number minimized or maximized for marketing that doesn't correspond to better performance)?
by Rayndalf
20 Feb 2021, 14:27
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 467
Views: 80790

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

Worried about a thick desk? Just build the keyboard into it :lol:

IBM did something similar with some of their terminals at some point I think. Pretty cool, as is the trackball and angled monitors.
by Rayndalf
20 Feb 2021, 01:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre RealForce 104UG - HiPro
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Topre RealForce 104UG - HiPro

I think Hipro caps fit on standard boards, but not the other way around. I'm pretty sure a fair number of Hipro boards got harvested for HHKB builds (same as all the Novatouchs that got torn apart). I've seen capless Hipro boards go for pretty cheap in the past, I should have purchased one and dug u...
by Rayndalf
13 Feb 2021, 02:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: My Compaq MX-11800 is now ruined with a USB conexion and runing QMK.
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Re: My Compaq MX-11800 is now ruined with a USB conexion and runing QMK.

Just noticed the front printed numpad legends, are those stickers or factory front printing? Either way they look really clean.
by Rayndalf
11 Feb 2021, 08:13
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24468
Views: 2356949

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

IBM PCjr USB Keyboard Converter https://www.ebay.com/itm/164688084527 Any masochists here? :shock: I mean... yes? I bought a new in bag(?) PCjr board (second version) for about $30 shipped 6 months ago... throwing another $75 into it seems insane Any idea where all the cheap NOS PCjr boards went? D...
by Rayndalf
06 Feb 2021, 03:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring from Hell Restoration Log
Replies: 36
Views: 5604

Re: Beamspring from Hell Restoration Log

Truly one of a kind. Nothing wrong with the bondo and new paint route (given the quality of work you've done I'm sure it'd look great), but the authentic wrecked finish is brutal and impossible to replicate.
by Rayndalf
05 Feb 2021, 19:11
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4515
Views: 482497

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

Hey guys, can anyone tell me how much worth is set of: Cherry white on black POM Caps in ISO-DE ? Condition is good, I would say 2, when I would have to rank it from 1-6) Caps are from a G80-1800 board. Black lasered POM isn't particularly valuable. As complete boards they're reasonably desireable,...
by Rayndalf
04 Feb 2021, 22:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Whats up with the whole Typewriter thing
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: Whats up with the whole Typewriter thing

Electric typewriters are keyboards, just directly wired to the "writing" part of the typewriter :lol: . The switches are often just older variants of switches that later appeared in conventional keyboards. Cherry M7 / M8 or the older Alps variants (SKCC and SKFF) and others appeared in some early te...
by Rayndalf
04 Feb 2021, 03:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Should I keep this Switch :-)?
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Should I keep this Switch :-)?

Lalaland124 wrote:
03 Feb 2021, 09:52
You guys/girls are awesome thx for the quick replies I guess I will take it then :-)
Do you have a picture of the complete typewriter?
by Rayndalf
03 Feb 2021, 00:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Should I keep this Switch :-)?
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Should I keep this Switch :-)?

I'd assume using these keycaps with the original switches would be the most stable (and stable + rare and decent switches beat wobbly and very smooth MX clones). Angled stems are pretty unique and work great with those keycaps. These switches are already mounted in a plate, so you could either handw...
by Rayndalf
03 Feb 2021, 00:14
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Cherry MX Lock Switch
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: [WTB] Cherry MX Lock Switch

I guess the guy on mechmarket finally sold out? I think I might have a couple extras floating around.
by Rayndalf
02 Feb 2021, 07:22
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Best font + color scheme to maximize keyboard readability?
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Best font + color scheme to maximize keyboard readability?

Some of the commonly available 'high contrast' sets are just black text on bright yellow with large letters. It would really depend on the person what's most readable though; max contrast isn't always the best option. Some forms of sight/reading impairments benefit from different color schemes. A c...
by Rayndalf
02 Feb 2021, 05:42
Forum: For sale
Topic: SOLD - [EU-DE] NIB Raptor Gaming K1 Azerty MX Black ABS DS (G80-1800)
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: SOLD - [EU-DE] NIB Raptor Gaming K1 Azerty MX Black ABS DS (G80-1800)

Damn good price. I already have a bounty of 1800s, so I'm glad someone else got it first.

Such a cute layout.
by Rayndalf
02 Feb 2021, 02:22
Forum: Gallery
Topic: G80-3471HPMDE-0 (APL)
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: G80-3471HPMDE-0 (APL)

Damn that's hot.

I'll have to pick up a set of CRP APL and pretend it's the real deal. I really like Cherry black on cream.
by Rayndalf
01 Feb 2021, 23:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hi-Tek High Profile cross mount
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: Hi-Tek High Profile cross mount

So they used adaptors to mount cross mount caps on HiTek/Stackpole 'box' mount switches? How much taller are they than regular box mount caps? This is really unusual, my guess is the keyboards were serviced by the terminal / system maker and they ordered replacement parts from another company. All i...
by Rayndalf
29 Jan 2021, 21:04
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 87
Views: 11525

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

mr_a500 wrote:
03 Jan 2021, 21:50
I see some plasmas there.

I think I've posted these before:

IBM lightpen vector.jpg
IBM 3278 white keypad.jpg
IBM 2976 story.jpg
That's hot. The keyboard fits into a notch in the desk so it's the same height as a modern desk + keyboard combo.
by Rayndalf
29 Jan 2021, 19:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4546
Views: 490005

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

webwit wrote:
29 Jan 2021, 15:51
Chyros wrote:
29 Jan 2021, 13:45
Not integrated dome, that's 1st gen Cherry MY.
Someone should go back in time, and kill it right there, like Hitler.
It's a really cool industrial colored G80-3000 (or GH80-3000) compatible case. MY is a crime, but you can rebuild it.
by Rayndalf
29 Jan 2021, 02:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Best font + color scheme to maximize keyboard readability?
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Best font + color scheme to maximize keyboard readability?

If I wanted to make the most easily readable keyboard what colorscheme would be best? Do color coded modifiers improve accessibility? Would a font like Open Dyslexic https://www.opendyslexic.org improve the readability of keycap legends? I've seen a lot of IDE colorschemes used for GMK keysets, but ...
by Rayndalf
29 Jan 2021, 01:11
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Headphones
Replies: 23
Views: 1933

Re: Headphones

I had my Porta Pros for almost 5 years now and can also recommend them without hesitation! Had to exchange the cable about 3 months ago, but they're still running without any problems. For a while I used a different kind of ear cushions (those with a donut shaped rim) but they hurt too much after a...
by Rayndalf
28 Jan 2021, 02:37
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24468
Views: 2356949

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NMB-RT8255cw-Vintage-Keyboard-Erace-Eaze-Split-Spacebar-5-pin-DIN-121296-001/114650369637? Probably the best space invader board from a layout perspective (I'm about 90% sure this uses black clicky space invaders). The one I have uses clicky black switches which are pretty f...
by Rayndalf
26 Jan 2021, 21:20
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 467
Views: 80790

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

There are 2 keyboards used, but I thought they faked the closeup shot of the keyboard used by the other guy because they have identical worn engraved keycaps at 2, 3 and 6 - but no, this keyboard is missing the red COMP and CODE: I think it's the same keyboard but with the comp and code sticker and...
by Rayndalf
26 Jan 2021, 02:53
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] G81-3462HKNDE Limited Edition keyboard
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Re: [WTS] G81-3462HKNDE Limited Edition keyboard

I'm getting the strangest sense of deja vu. I swear I saw this posted months (or years :lol:) ago and people laughed at it then too.

GLWS. 450 + shipping will be a hard sell for a non NCR MY board with German doubleshots.
by Rayndalf
22 Jan 2021, 11:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recreating the Lisp keyboard (10 years later)
Replies: 30
Views: 2516

Re: Recreating the Lisp keyboard (10 years later)

I would consider rounding the corners of the case to be more similar to the original (but when it comes to machining I understand some things are easier said than done). Still I think the price is fair (especially given the quality of the keycaps), considering some fairly standard custom boards are ...

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