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by Anakey
19 May 2019, 20:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fortune Systems looooong keyboard with Digitran capacitive switches (conversion)
Replies: 31
Views: 1049

Re: Fortune Systems looooong keyboard with Digitran capacitive switches (conversion)

All of the pads you circled are on 2u keys or the enter key therefore i do not think they would have had any springs on them in the first case
by Anakey
19 May 2019, 00:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: A very interesting switch by Richard Hunter Harris.
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: A very interesting switch by Richard Hunter Harris.

looks very much like foam and foil i guess that was just a cheaper way to do it
by Anakey
17 May 2019, 09:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: TRS-80 Model 4P
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: TRS-80 Model 4P

you will be ok just hooking the 16 pins to the controller no need for other circuitry
by Anakey
16 May 2019, 16:48
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [UK] WTB IBM 5291 AKA Bigfoot case
Replies: 2
Views: 97

[UK] WTB IBM 5291 AKA Bigfoot case

Hi, I am wanting a bigfoot case for a project if anyone has transplanted the innards into an XT and has the case left then name your price + shipping to UK.
by Anakey
15 May 2019, 15:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3545
Views: 162418

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

cherry solid state capacitive so foam and foil though the keycap mount and profile look to not have been documented
by Anakey
15 May 2019, 09:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: TRS-80 Model 4P
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: TRS-80 Model 4P

seems very easy to do you just need to map out the matrix, then you can probably even do an internal conversion if there is space inside for a teensy or a pro micro. QMK has support for rotary encoders so you could even use the existing ones for volume or mouse cursor etc.
by Anakey
14 May 2019, 09:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fortune Systems looooong keyboard with Digitran capacitive switches (conversion)
Replies: 31
Views: 1049

Re: Fortune Systems looooong keyboard with Digitran capacitive switches (conversion)

it would also be worth moving the keycaps around when you spray them, looks like the ones at the edges are not getting enough UV compared to those in the middle.
by Anakey
13 May 2019, 10:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fortune Systems looooong keyboard with Digitran capacitive switches (conversion)
Replies: 31
Views: 1049

Re: Fortune Systems looooong keyboard with Digitran capacitive switches (conversion)

The thing the customer has to understand is that retrobriting is only a temporary solution, the keycaps will yellow again over time and may yellow to more of an extent then they are currently. The keycaps may become too white known as bleaching if left in contact with the peroxide too long but other...
by Anakey
07 May 2019, 14:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22382
Views: 1138802

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

looks more like Honeywell microswitch then SKCC
by Anakey
07 May 2019, 09:31
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB Omnikey Replacement PCB
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: WTB Omnikey Replacement PCB

BlindAssasin ran another round of these just a few weeks ago so there may be a spare.
by Anakey
02 May 2019, 00:07
Forum: Group buys
Topic: SKB75 / SKB65 / SKB60 (All parts arrived!)
Replies: 318
Views: 21345

Re: SKB75 / SKB65 / SKB60 (in production)

The way i see it the design of the keyboard is meant to be industrial etc where the outside finish is never perfect anyway. To be honest it would add to the character of the boards and make them more industrial then if they were perfect.
by Anakey
02 May 2019, 00:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Nexus Cherry MX-compatible Alps sliders (+SA keycap typing test on SKCM blue!)
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Nexus Cherry MX-compatible Alps sliders (+SA keycap typing test on SKCM blue!)

Sorry what i should have said is that the top housing was designed around brown alps due to their unique tactile leaf and also for having slight larger stems compared to later alps so work best with brown alps bottom housing and the tactile leaf.
by Anakey
01 May 2019, 21:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Nexus Cherry MX-compatible Alps sliders (+SA keycap typing test on SKCM blue!)
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Nexus Cherry MX-compatible Alps sliders (+SA keycap typing test on SKCM blue!)

Similar to most that bought these that do not have Brown Alps which it seems are the only alps that the sliders work. I have found a way to get white alps functionality back after using these sliders. I used the bottom housing from a dampened cream, the click leaf from the white alps, 85CN springs a...
by Anakey
01 May 2019, 11:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...

I guess another 'benefit' to the above layout would be the force adoption of ansi layout given the reduction in alpha width which would reduce ISO enter key to a 2u key similar to the XT. That number block just looks plain ugly although i do like the idea of making insert into a lock key. Personally...
by Anakey
01 May 2019, 09:05
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: VideoWriter printer minus the switches
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: VideoWriter printer minus the switches

i think he wants the caps for a different project, though i think they are advertising on the wrong place if they expect an empty keyboard case with no switches or key caps to sell. Shame that the keyboard did not remain intact considering this was a fully working pristine condition unit had he keyb...
by Anakey
11 Apr 2019, 19:36
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB]Ibm Model F bigass enter key
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: [WTB]Ibm Model F bigass enter key

i believe the F AT has the BAE on it, most of which are then ansi modded so there should be some floating around unless they were binned
by Anakey
07 Apr 2019, 00:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps Keycap Surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Alps Keycap Surgery

you could try to use acetone to join the stem back on but epoxy might join better
by Anakey
01 Apr 2019, 16:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage keyboards with 6kro+
Replies: 12
Views: 516

Re: Vintage keyboards with 6kro+

IBM 5140 with controller addition
by Anakey
31 Mar 2019, 12:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Restoration and Conversion of a Burroughs TD016
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Restoration and Conversion of a Burroughs TD016

I amaged to snag a Burroughs TD016 with Honeywell SD switches from ebay a few weeks back for a bargain price however the board had not been stored in the best of conditions s-l1600.jpg After removal of keycaps DSCF1429.JPG Bottom Plate DSCF1431.JPG I decided that I would restore the keyboard as best...
by Anakey
31 Mar 2019, 11:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Order Custom Cherry MX-Mounted Keycaps
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Order Custom Cherry MX-Mounted Keycaps

the only place i know that would do custom printed keycaps would be WASD though the quality is questionable from what gets reported.
by Anakey
27 Mar 2019, 20:45
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] 6x Micro Switch SD Type A Hall effect sensor
Replies: 1
Views: 117

[WTB] 6x Micro Switch SD Type A Hall effect sensor

So one of the sensors fell out the bottom of the switch when i had it desoldered and then i tried to insert it the wrong way round and now the hall sensor moves under the coating :( I also have switches that used the pulse sensor and i would like to replace the sensors so these switches can be used ...
by Anakey
26 Mar 2019, 15:05
Forum: For sale
Topic: Apple AEK M0115 (Orange Alps), Monterey K102 (Pine White Alps) + more!
Replies: 29
Views: 2205

Re: Alphameric 142-2762

are the keycaps the keytronic mount, or like the in my military keyboard i posted in the gallery?
by Anakey
25 Mar 2019, 09:22
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Micro Switch SW-11075
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Micro Switch SW-11075

Hi and welcome to Dt The board looks to be in good condition i see no rust in the pictures that are provided. I would start by first removing the keycaps and then use denture cleaning tabs in warm water to clean them. For the switches themselves carefully remove them from the metal armature that hol...
by Anakey
18 Mar 2019, 16:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Custom Layouts: Japanese and German
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: Custom Layouts: Japanese and German

I would say:
  • R Shift + Up = Pg Up
  • R Shift + Down = Pg Down
  • R Shift + Left = Home
  • R Shift + Right = End
by Anakey
18 Mar 2019, 09:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Custom Layouts: Japanese and German
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: Custom Layouts: Japanese and German

The layout is missing PgUp and PgDown keys. I use those often. Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't these keys just for scrolling? I think I would use my mouse in these cases. Thank you again! I will make a 2.0 version of both Layouts Certainly in most games and some other applications pg up and pg...
by Anakey
17 Mar 2019, 19:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: linear-modded Alps SKCM cream damped switches: spring resistance & MX equivalent
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: linear-modded Alps SKCM cream damped switches: spring resistance & MX equivalent

I would say the best thing is to see iif anyone is going to be selling nexus sliders as they are alps sliders with mx stems so the keycaps will fit but maintaining teh feel of the alps
by Anakey
16 Mar 2019, 21:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 754
Views: 119008

Re: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO

well AT is far easier to get working on a modern system a simple 5 pin din to PS/2 adaptor along with an active PS/2 to USB converter and then you have a working keyboard obviously it limits re programming but for a laymen user its simple and easy solution. Of course for those that make their own co...

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