Search found 225 matches

by Anakey
17 Jun 2019, 17:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why do you need foam on your model f?
Replies: 22
Views: 790

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: 790

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: 790

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: 2386

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: 2386

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: 2386

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: 266

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: 266

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: 266

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: 822

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: 623

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: 2932

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: 6
Views: 270

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: 562

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: 45
Views: 3124

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: 365

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: 303

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
by Anakey
01 Jun 2019, 02:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)
Replies: 49
Views: 2006

Re: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)

i think that the modifiers and other keys you mentioned used different sensors the wiki article mentions several types so that would expplain the different layout for those keys
by Anakey
31 May 2019, 10:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)
Replies: 49
Views: 2006

Re: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)

In answer to the other questions: In original pcb Pins 2 and 3 are generating an output however one pin would be connected to a row and the other would be connected to a column and both row and column would be read to determine the position of the switch however it is not always a set pin for row a ...
by Anakey
30 May 2019, 11:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)
Replies: 49
Views: 2006

Re: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)

i have the hardware to do a build, i was just waiting on a few more replacement sensors need to pm dorkvader again but as soon as i get the sensors then i can see if it will work. I believe Slom did manage to get a keyboard working but not sure if it was NKRO.
by Anakey
29 May 2019, 15:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)
Replies: 49
Views: 2006

Re: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)

ok so in your photo, the red is what you will use as rows i assume is the + on the sensor, the Black is ground and can therefore be wired together as you have done. Both central pins commoned together will be the columns. the idea being is that the power (rows) are strobed so therefore if the sensor...
by Anakey
28 May 2019, 01:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)
Replies: 49
Views: 2006

Re: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)

the coding will be the same for any normal board as long as the hardware is correct i have seen your previous restorations so doing this will follow the same thing though you will probably need to handwire or create a new pcb
by Anakey
27 May 2019, 20:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)
Replies: 49
Views: 2006

Re: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)

Very interesting, I have just today came back from a camping trip so therefore was not able to post yesterday however i believe i can help you somewhat with making it NKRO. I myself have an SD hall effect board though it looks like your switches are older given the 76 date code and they do not have ...
by Anakey
19 May 2019, 20:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fortune Systems looooong keyboard with Digitran capacitive switches (conversion)
Replies: 31
Views: 1396

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: 300

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: 446

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: 3
Views: 180

[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.

Go to advanced search