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by snacksthecat
22 May 2020, 20:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)
Replies: 52
Views: 5208

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

Robb: *gives actual solution*
Me: durrrr use glue t(〃⊙౪⊙〃)/
by snacksthecat
21 May 2020, 17:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)
Replies: 52
Views: 5208

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

Well I actually got a loose pcb mount switch in from SneakyRobb with an M0116 and loved it so much I just built a pcb around it. I already had a PCB made ("focus58"; focus layout, wkl, 60%, Alps SKCM/SKCL only) so all I did was make a copy of that, change the switch footprints, and reroute the trac...
by snacksthecat
21 May 2020, 07:09
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Another micro switch cap picture from several months back. One day we'll all get back outside!! I sincerely believe (hope) that.

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by snacksthecat
21 May 2020, 06:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)
Replies: 52
Views: 5208

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

Snacks, I got a question for ya...making my own (much simpler) plate spring build/pcb, and I am planning on using pcb-mount switches. How would I handle stabilizers? Do these just use normal Alps stabs? How do I add those to the PCB? Thanks :) Hmm, that's a interesting question, and it's really goi...
by snacksthecat
20 May 2020, 06:29
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Which are then immediately followed by cat video surveillance! But yes, I hear you man. I know, I have such will power don't I :lol: Dipping back into the old folders. I remember the exchange that preceded this one... "Hold this please" "Why?" "Shh just hold it" *ka-chick* https://i.imgur.com/k9Fpt...
by snacksthecat
19 May 2020, 02:15
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Over the past week or so, a couple of "uncool" things have happened in my life. Nothing catastrophic, but it got me thinking enough to realize something; all this extra time I have during quarantine I've basically squandered on fun activities, whilst wholesale neglecting my IRL responsibilities. Act...
by snacksthecat
19 May 2020, 00:52
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Why did you get the model M cases? Also do the 3d printing IBM logos fit into the oval holes on the IBM cases? Ya know, sometimes I just buy stuff. I don't have any plans at all for them. But I had a hunch that in the future I'd regret not buying them once they sell out. The 3d print is maybe 20% b...
by snacksthecat
17 May 2020, 17:44
Forum: For sale
Topic: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...
Replies: 205
Views: 5107

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Well I have no dog in this fight, but I keep seeing the replies pop up in my feed so decided to chime in with my take. Yeah this guy has popped in and done some stuff that goes against the grain. But I really don't think he did it with bad intentions. You could argue that he's here for the wrong rea...
by snacksthecat
16 May 2020, 08:40
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Not much to say about this one. Just trying out some video stuff.
by snacksthecat
15 May 2020, 21:05
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Okay it looks like I was correct about the parallax issue. Now that I understand it better, it's actually not very difficult to find the "no parallax point" to mount your camera. Just need something to provide that offset. They sell tripod heads specifically for this purpose, but I just used a small...
by snacksthecat
14 May 2020, 07:52
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

As a break from timelapse, I decided to dip my toe into panorama. This turned out like garbage but I think I know why. https://i.imgur.com/vfeTtJw.jpg If you can't tell or think you're seeing in multiples, it's a panoramic photo of three industrial M cases I just bought from Unicomp. I used the pann...
by snacksthecat
13 May 2020, 22:53
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Hey thanks and no worries. I will be cutting open 1-2 of them for final interior measurements. I'll volunteer to be the one going to jail for the murder! I'd suggest taking pictures of cats but they have a built in function to move as soon as you are about to get a good shot I'd be interested to se...
by snacksthecat
13 May 2020, 00:10
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Oh that's awesome, whenever I've tried to model something, it hasn't turned out so good. My brain just doesn't work in 3D I guess! If you really need, I can go ahead and cut one open; then get some real good pictures. But I'll probably be swarmed by some Alps fanatics for committing high crimes agai...
by snacksthecat
12 May 2020, 18:21
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Wow, just look at how quickly dust can accumulate in/on/around a switch. The blue Alps switch I photographed for Robb had been broken down into individual parts, run through ultrasonic a few times, put back together, put in a box, not touched for like 18 months. In the first picture you 'd be hard p...
by snacksthecat
12 May 2020, 06:58
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Here's another shot of the slider rails. Although the first one is maybe a little more useful. If there's any part in particular I should try to capture let me know.

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by snacksthecat
11 May 2020, 16:54
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Thanks for the tips, Mu. These were both manual lenses so the aperture isn't captured in the file. But by memory, I want to say I was using f/8. I typically do like you mentioned; try to go as high as possible, given lighting. I always leave ISO at 100, so I recognize this is another lever that I ca...
by snacksthecat
11 May 2020, 07:01
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

So it was trickier than I thought. Basically it's very hard to get light into the switch and also these super macro lenses have no depth of field. Here's one focus stacked image that shows the rails in good detail.

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by snacksthecat
11 May 2020, 04:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Sure, let me give it a try!
by snacksthecat
10 May 2020, 20:15
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Gave a shot at focus stacking. Focus stacking is where you take multiple shots with different parts of a scene in-focus at a time, then run them through software that merges them into a single, more in-focus image. I don't really know how to do this yet, so there are a bunch of artifacts in these. h...
by snacksthecat
10 May 2020, 14:16
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YSE YES YES YSE This is about the same reaction I had when I realized the same technique could be used for a photogrammetry scan to automate big chunks of the capture process. For now, at least, I have a few still photos to toss into the mix. These were of a containe...
by snacksthecat
10 May 2020, 03:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Oops, forgot to give the video a name on youtube.

I tried to use the dolly to shoot with a macro lens. This is about as close as I could get while keeping the thing somewhat in focus. Predicting the path of the dolly can be challenging to say the least.

by snacksthecat
09 May 2020, 17:11
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

I re-rigged my motorized camera dolly so that the camera shutter signal line is wired up directly to the motor, instead of using the remote as a trigger. This has allowed for much finer grained control of the movement intervals, so the whole thing should be smoother in general. I tried to do some "s...
by snacksthecat
08 May 2020, 06:26
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

If ever a day goes by and you think to yourself, "I wonder if snacks took the day off and didn't burn 4 hours setting up a stupid timelapse"; 9 times out of 10 you're going to be wrong. Today I did this strange one where I just tried a bunch of different things at once to see what turns out cool vs ...
by snacksthecat
07 May 2020, 08:03
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

I shot this the other day and was going to trash it for a variety of reasons. In terms of execution, pretty much everything that could have failed did fail. I used this table top camera dolly: https://i.imgur.com/AXjDfFx.png I managed to tap into the remote, similar to how I did with the turntable. ...
by snacksthecat
06 May 2020, 19:34
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Nice pics dude. I gotta ask, what's going on with that thinkpad? Hi thanks. Its a T60 thinkpad that has been modded with the 51nb T70 motherboard. I took the palmrest off because the fan has been acting up and I am going to replace it soon. The details are on this forum post but its all in chinese ...
by snacksthecat
06 May 2020, 06:15
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

The coffee table in my living room opens up and there's storage inside. Currently it's filled with jars and jars of keycaps. I decided I can't live with the jars any more and the thing needed to be cleaned out. I didn't realize that every time I held the keycaps up to the camera they'd be way out of...
by snacksthecat
05 May 2020, 05:34
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Today I put a camera on my vacuum and filmed it cleaning up. So very random and having nothing to do with keyboards.

Caution: If you watch this you will become dumber.
by snacksthecat
05 May 2020, 05:24
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Nice pics dude. I gotta ask, what's going on with that thinkpad?
by snacksthecat
03 May 2020, 22:23
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

At first I felt that these came out kind of lame but now they're growing on me.

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by snacksthecat
02 May 2020, 06:50
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3500

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Okay so this picture I just took and I'm laughing at how awesome it looks. Sure laser imagery as a theme might be a little bit dated, but it's still sweet. I'd gotten a lens filter last week and wanted to finally test it out. Laser pointer shined through / around Robbs model f122 3D print (which is ...

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