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by snacksthecat
Today, 04:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Re: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)

There are and there arent. There are 3 types of alps plate springs but they are mostly just the usual inconsistency of Alps Electric. They function exactly the same from one to another. So you have: 1. 2-pins Plate mount APS 2. 6-pins Square pcb-mount APS, sometimes the top housings are black, some...
by snacksthecat
Today, 00:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Re: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)

THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF PLATE SPRINGS?!

(sorry if everyone already knew this)
by snacksthecat
20 Apr 2019, 17:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Re: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)

I did it manually mostly in kicad using Hasu's footprint library.

https://github.com/tmk/keyboard_parts.pretty

Then switched over to Inkscape to tweak things.
by snacksthecat
20 Apr 2019, 02:14
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority header images v2
Replies: 112
Views: 4497

Re: Deskthority header images v2

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Sorry 1 more. This one is a straight upgrade from the last IMO
by snacksthecat
20 Apr 2019, 01:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Re: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)

This is gonna be good :) I'm excited as well! Hopefully this weekend I'll get it built. For now, just having fun with lighting and a new camera lens. This plate looks pretty. https://i.imgur.com/OZYijNg.jpg https://i.imgur.com/KtdqVGm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/l6mHOAP.jpg https://i.imgur.com/0EIRBE2....
by snacksthecat
19 Apr 2019, 23:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Re: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)

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I got the pcb and plate in this week. I'm really happy with how both turned out.
by snacksthecat
19 Apr 2019, 21:04
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest
Replies: 50
Views: 2851

Re: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest

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Me trying to hop from vintage keyboards into customs
by snacksthecat
19 Apr 2019, 01:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can someone explain to me the whole Geekhack
Replies: 23
Views: 881

Re: Can someone explain to me the whole Geekhack

I'm basically an outsider looking in but there's an imgur album ripster made explaining what happened (grain of salt warning). I will try to find the link to the album in a bit. From my perspective, it looks like he was way way big into the forum and got banned for not following the rules (maybe pos...
by snacksthecat
17 Apr 2019, 02:26
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority header images v2
Replies: 112
Views: 4497

Re: Deskthority header images v2

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Really pleased with this picture I just took!
by snacksthecat
16 Apr 2019, 01:26
Forum: eBay
Topic: Snacksthecat's big Spring sale
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: Snacksthecat's big Spring sale

Do the televideos all have linear space Invaders? Yes they do! Thanks for the response inverse! That's what I figured but I wanted to double check for clickies. I never was a fan of stiff linears. I actually have one that I fitted with clickies. I'm not the biggest fan of them but it's was a fun ex...
by snacksthecat
15 Apr 2019, 01:46
Forum: eBay
Topic: Snacksthecat's big Spring sale
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: Snacksthecat's big Spring sale

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This one is going to be hard to part with.

As I was putting the keycaps back on, I realized there's almost no binding at all with these switches. They feel really consistent IMO.

I'm going to have to revisit blue ovals at some time in the future.
by snacksthecat
14 Apr 2019, 22:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Issues with soarer's converted model F XT
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Issues with soarer's converted model F XT

The first thing to check would be to make sure that the screw that mounts the PCB to the plate is nice and tight. I had the same problem that you're describing and what worked for me was connecting the plate ground line to the ground pin on the converter. I mentioned this in a thread once and I thin...
by snacksthecat
14 Apr 2019, 21:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Issues with soarer's converted model F XT
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Issues with soarer's converted model F XT

I think it sounds like a grounding issue. Did you make the Soarer's converter?
by snacksthecat
14 Apr 2019, 19:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Zenith ZKB-2 not working
Replies: 21
Views: 652

Re: Zenith ZKB-2 not working

I think it would probably be best to investigate a bit more why the keyboard isn't working right now before resorting to replacing the controller. Just because doing that is so time consuming and once you start, you're committed. I don't see it mentioned a lot but Soarer also wrote a pretty cool "si...
by snacksthecat
14 Apr 2019, 02:26
Forum: eBay
Topic: Snacksthecat's big Spring sale
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Snacksthecat's big Spring sale

Just a teaser for now :) I'll be adding ebay links soon tonight. https://i.imgur.com/I0OAwts.jpg?1 I'm still on the fence with some items, but the lot of it has got to go. I need my space back! Hopefully prices reflect my position. This is close to 90% of my vintage stuff. Nothing spectacularly cool...
by snacksthecat
13 Apr 2019, 20:40
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest
Replies: 50
Views: 2851

Re: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest

Thanks again guys. It was fun while it lasted. Unfortunately...

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by snacksthecat
13 Apr 2019, 18:24
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest
Replies: 50
Views: 2851

Re: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest

Winner winner winner!!!
by snacksthecat
12 Apr 2019, 23:26
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest
Replies: 50
Views: 2851

Re: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest

Last call for memes!

Contest closes in 2.5 hours from now
by snacksthecat
11 Apr 2019, 01:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help me choose my next project please
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Help me choose my next project please

I've been on a kick fitting vintage boards into new "custom" cases.

But I need some help deciding what to focus on next.

Please take a second to vote on what you think would make a new cool next project for me. I'll post the whole process in this thread.

Thanks for reading.
by snacksthecat
11 Apr 2019, 00:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3493
Views: 152660

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

keyboard Kultist wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 00:06
Here's some pictures of the orange switch keyboard. Sorry if this posts twice, some wacky thing happened.

https://imgur.com/a/Fijg62G
Those things look like Fisher Price tried to copy Alps switches.
by snacksthecat
10 Apr 2019, 16:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed

Turned out beautifully! How did you cut the plate?
by snacksthecat
10 Apr 2019, 04:13
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5140 Keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 169

IBM 5140 Keyboard

Playing around with the camera in different lighting conditions. https://i.imgur.com/Sck1j1O.jpg https://i.imgur.com/VCp96pE.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zvIvpwq.jpg https://i.imgur.com/05UvdiE.jpg https://i.imgur.com/gvfZtN8.jpg https://i.imgur.com/O8Ee3of.jpg https://i.imgur.com/on9wgau.jpg https://i.i...
by snacksthecat
10 Apr 2019, 00:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703C-AA Clean up and conversion
Replies: 32
Views: 1435

Re: Epson Q703C-AA Clean up and conversion

Here's a short typing video on the finished keyboard
by snacksthecat
08 Apr 2019, 02:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703C-AA Clean up and conversion
Replies: 32
Views: 1435

Re: Epson Q703C-AA Clean up and conversion

Putting the keycaps back on.
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And the final product.
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by snacksthecat
08 Apr 2019, 00:54
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NEC PC-8801
Replies: 6
Views: 476

NEC PC-8801

https://i.imgur.com/35Fm5C9.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ECwEBlK.jpg https://i.imgur.com/kjMxz6Q.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xSy9B5u.jpg https://i.imgur.com/QPCM4Kc.jpg https://i.imgur.com/4GNxP6P.jpg https://i.imgur.com/2DHhpKz.jpg https://i.imgur.com/iTznVNb.jpg https://i.imgur.com/HSz7jzP.jpg https://i.i...

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