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by Anakey
Yesterday, 16:46
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Foot switch.
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: Foot switch.

hmm i guess you could even remove any circuitry in the pedals then hook them to a pro micro then they could just be programmed like any other key switch
by Anakey
Yesterday, 10:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Behold the first switch I ever designed.
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Behold the first switch I ever designed.

it is as good as a beamspring, though it is too rare to be well known enough to have a value attached to it. Other then mine and Haata's there was only one other example using the style of switches that i am aware of.
by Anakey
Yesterday, 09:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Hyper 7 Keycaps
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: Hyper 7 Keycaps

Its not going to be in the original colours or keycap profile but there is a set stocked on PMK called Ferrous that comes with the H7 keys, I managed to talk the designer into including them considering that many who joined the GBs did not have any keycaps for them. https://pimpmykeyboard.com/dsa-fe...
by Anakey
Yesterday, 09:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Behold the first switch I ever designed.
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Behold the first switch I ever designed.

very interesting that you come up with a mx version of a design that has already been done by Siemens in the 1970s viewtopic.php?f=62&t=9239 I bought the white capped version of the boared posted at the bottom of Haata's thread, it is a pleasure to type on.
by Anakey
13 Jul 2019, 09:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: First keyboard for neophyte
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: First keyboard for neophyte

well that is like comparing a Farrari from 30 years ago and one from today they are both of high quality but it depends what you want from a board, with IBM you are locked to switch, keycaps and layout compared to what you can get today, on the other hand the IBM keyboard is going to be more reliabl...
by Anakey
12 Jul 2019, 13:39
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 209
Views: 5763

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

kbdfr wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 13:04
Edit: where are the "my Cherry keyboard ceased working properly" threads? :mrgreen:
cherry are not worth the effort to fix, i mean if they were i doubt Wodan would keep finding them at the recycling center
by Anakey
12 Jul 2019, 09:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Can't get some keys on Model F to stick to spring
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Can't get some keys on Model F to stick to spring

have you tried holding the board inverted (badge at the bottom) so that the spring is more central in the barrel when putting the key on?
by Anakey
10 Jul 2019, 09:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Are there any boards with the f77 layout? /what is that layout called?
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Are there any boards with the f77 layout? /what is that layout called?

i do not believe there has been a board ith that specific layout given that the vast majority would go for either 65/75% if they wanted arrow keys but smaller then a TKL aka SSK layout. you could probably quite easily design your own plate and sandwich case and then hand wire the board and get somet...
by Anakey
09 Jul 2019, 09:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: MX blacks: random impressions
Replies: 14
Views: 701

Re: MX blacks: random impressions

I would say this topic is more about your personal key feel then just strictly MX blacks which are only one part of what gives a board its feel after things like keycaps, plate stiffness etc this is what makes keyboards very much a personal hobby as everyone will have their own sweet spot in terms o...
by Anakey
08 Jul 2019, 14:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: MX blacks: random impressions
Replies: 14
Views: 701

Re: MX blacks: random impressions

Meetups might be interesting: do they feature curry and beer? I was about to say that I'm not sure some fat old goth turning up would really raise the tone but it didn't seem to stop The Cure at Glasto. Meow, etc. :D Yeah we tend to have a meal in the evening then go out for beers afterwards so tha...
by Anakey
08 Jul 2019, 09:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: MX blacks: random impressions
Replies: 14
Views: 701

Re: MX blacks: random impressions

Hi Vometia, maybe you might be interested in attending the next UK mechanical keyboards meetup as you could then try other peoples boards with a whole host of switches and keycap profiles to then find one that you prefer rather then getting different boards? There are different spring weights so it ...
by Anakey
01 Jul 2019, 15:39
Forum: For sale
Topic: Redmaus Megasale
Replies: 53
Views: 3940

Re: Redmaus Megasale

sadly that can happen depending on the ink that was used and also the temperature it was stored at. at least the keycaps can be replaced a lot easier then the rest of the assembly
by Anakey
17 Jun 2019, 17:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why do you need foam on your model f?
Replies: 22
Views: 994

Re: Why do you need foam on your model f?

I used left over underlay for laminate floorboards, it has the right thickness and compressibility needed.
by Anakey
17 Jun 2019, 16:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why do you need foam on your model f?
Replies: 22
Views: 994

Re: Why do you need foam on your model f?

The reason why bad foam ruins it is because the disintegrated foam gets in between the flippers and the pcb and then affects the capacitance which would then cause keys to not register properly.
by Anakey
17 Jun 2019, 09:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why do you need foam on your model f?
Replies: 22
Views: 994

Re: Why do you need foam on your model f?

the foam would help keep the barrels pressed down onto the pcb. even though the barrels have a small raised bud that fits through the barrel plate, it does not stop the barrel moving vertically up and down. If there is too much of a gap between the barrel and the pcb there is a chance that the flipp...
by Anakey
16 Jun 2019, 18:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 63
Views: 2982

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

yes i do, DSCF1460.JPG Also one took at the last UK meetup in April DSC_0177.JPG That is really cool, acrylic always looks nice when done properly. You rarely see people actually make a keyboard out of OG caps and layout, usually they just want the switches. i actually quite like the layout, it is ...
by Anakey
16 Jun 2019, 10:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 63
Views: 2982

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

ah the 5140 systems i managed to rescue the leftovers of one of the keyboards that had been harvested for the brown alps and converted it to USB, got an acrylic case made and now i use it for work at a community centre where i volunteer. That sounds awesome! Do you have any pics? yes i do, DSCF1460...
by Anakey
15 Jun 2019, 10:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 63
Views: 2982

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

ah the 5140 systems i managed to rescue the leftovers of one of the keyboards that had been harvested for the brown alps and converted it to USB, got an acrylic case made and now i use it for work at a community centre where i volunteer. would be great to see the systems either preserved or even put...
by Anakey
14 Jun 2019, 19:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: WEY HK2000 external box & cables?
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: WEY HK2000 external box & cables?

ah looks like it was from the same seller however they appear to have now sold out
by Anakey
14 Jun 2019, 11:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: WEY HK2000 external box & cables?
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: WEY HK2000 external box & cables?

Menuhin wrote:
14 Jun 2019, 09:40
I've been on and off watching these WEY for a while... (a few years)
What is missing is the specialized cable - not to be bought from the seller nor easily found elsewhere.
the cable is available on ebay, i will post a link when i get home later tonight
by Anakey
13 Jun 2019, 14:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: WEY HK2000 external box & cables?
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: WEY HK2000 external box & cables?

the cables can be found on ebay, there is a German seller, just search wey tec and they will come up, have tried to find the cable elsewhere but no luck a different cable i also ordered from Germany had the wrong number of pins. As for the control box i can't help you there.
by Anakey
10 Jun 2019, 18:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Computer Reset Adventure!
Replies: 16
Views: 1262

Re: Computer Reset Adventure!

how an earth were they able to run a business with everything being in such a mess with things dumped everywhare i mean great for us that want the stuff but how the hell would you find anything if it was a part that was needed etc
by Anakey
10 Jun 2019, 13:22
Forum: For sale
Topic: UHK - Ultimate Hacking Keyboard --- SOLD
Replies: 10
Views: 747

Re: UHK - Ultimate Hacking Keyboard --- EU/UK -- 200€ FINAL PRICE

hmm perhaps you would have better luck selling on mechmarket or GH, If the keycaps were not so non standard on the right side then i would pick it up.
by Anakey
10 Jun 2019, 11:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cursed model F thread
Replies: 88
Views: 3292

Re: Cursed model F thread

i think by using clamps and forcing the backplate into the tabs rather then bending the tabs themselves means that there is no mechanical stress put on the tabs unlike what your method would involve by bending the tabs out of the way.
by Anakey
06 Jun 2019, 22:35
Forum: eBay
Topic: Consul 262.3 terminal keyboard. New!!! In the original packaging, documentation.
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: Consul 262.3 terminal keyboard. New!!! In the original packaging, documentation.

i think that you are pricing it way way too high if you expect someone to pay that much for what is a fairly common board
by Anakey
06 Jun 2019, 09:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Lament for the pingmaster.
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Lament for the pingmaster.

i guess its just because the huge stack that was available has now mostly being sold though i would find it terrible if the pingmaster was so far a users only experience of alps and IBM but i suspect if a warehouse full of Model Fs was found and sold for cheap then you would see them everywhare also
by Anakey
04 Jun 2019, 10:08
Forum: For sale
Topic: Redmaus Megasale
Replies: 53
Views: 3940

Re: Redmaus Megasale

Nice collection so far, looking forward to seeing what the future sales will be.
by Anakey
04 Jun 2019, 09:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Send language layout from USB HID keyboard
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Send language layout from USB HID keyboard

I would say the best way to do it would be to use something like QMK firmware and have the different layouts that you want on different layers so you would be able to cycle to the layer that you want depending on the system you are in and with all programming done and remaining on the keyboard level.
by Anakey
02 Jun 2019, 16:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM pingmaster and bluetooth interference
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: IBM pingmaster and bluetooth interference

the smell is from a lot of excess flux on the pcb i don't know why they secided to bathe it in flux but that seems to be what they have done

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