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by xxhellfirexx
14 Jul 2020, 21:42
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Overview: NMB RT 101+Intel Keyboard (Hi-Tek Grey)
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Overview: NMB RT 101+Intel Keyboard (Hi-Tek Grey)

I am glad you bought it to give it a try. $30 USD is a great deal for such a high quality keyboard. The tactility is kind of rough but it is definitely there. The sharpness of the tactile bump can vary depending on the amount of use. I think the wiki needs to be updated as the models listed contain ...
by xxhellfirexx
07 Jul 2020, 03:21
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23586
Views: 1692451

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by xxhellfirexx
06 Jul 2020, 03:01
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23586
Views: 1692451

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

NMB space invaders keyboard

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254445576662
by xxhellfirexx
04 Jul 2020, 20:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23586
Views: 1692451

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Sanyo MBC-885 with FLS 3rd gen switches: https://www.ebay.com/itm/303613783321 This is around when everyone was standardizing on IBM compatibility, so maybe it's XT protocol, unlike the earlier 550, which was just serial ASCII. This is not XT Soarers compatible. If you want one, get this one. But i...
by xxhellfirexx
03 Jul 2020, 04:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Searching for a certain aesthetic
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: Searching for a certain aesthetic

I just rebuilt an Acer 6011 with a set of them but I wouldn't go as far as to say that they're modern blue Alps though. Neither would I. That KB Paradise board HAS blue Alps :D. Legit? That sounds awesome. That KB Paradise board uses DATACOMP Blue switches. They are not real Alps. https://old.reddi...
by xxhellfirexx
30 Jun 2020, 18:32
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23586
Views: 1692451

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Does anyone know the switch that might come with this Monterey K2AX branded STAFF? I've just bought it hoping the switch turns out to be blue alps. This is probably the most gambling purchase that I've ever made :roll: https://www.ebay.com/itm/143645106397 Looks like you didn't end up buying it. Di...
by xxhellfirexx
29 Jun 2020, 00:41
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23586
Views: 1692451

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

forter4 wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 22:28
//gainsborough wrote:
28 Jun 2020, 19:22
Noooooooo don’t advertise them! Haha
LMAO...yea, I don't really post the boards that I'm trying to get hahaha
I am posting them here because others may want them. However, I don't really want these because I either have one of them or I cannot buy them.
by xxhellfirexx
26 Jun 2020, 21:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Advice on restoring/diagnosing the issue with a Model F XT Badge
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: Advice on restoring/diagnosing the issue with a Model F XT Badge

The yellow stuff on the badge might be some adhesive from the protective plastic layer that was present when the keyboard was new. Maybe try some Goo Gone to remove it?
by xxhellfirexx
25 Jun 2020, 05:40
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23586
Views: 1692451

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

5150 clone https://www.ebay.com/itm/192996137497 KB-5150 label with bad kerning very much like the Chicony in another thread from a couple weeks ago. Except the LED windows aren't the same. Has APL legends on the front, but they look like decals. It's likely to be Cherry MX black. It has been liste...
by xxhellfirexx
19 Jun 2020, 03:15
Forum: For sale
Topic: Olympia ES100 module
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Olympia ES100 module

PMed
by xxhellfirexx
18 Jun 2020, 07:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How common are bleached dyesubs?
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: How common are bleached dyesubs?

Weezer wrote:
18 Jun 2020, 07:08
What do you mean by bleached?
I think what he means is that the dyesub legends fades so the edges of the lettering is no longer sharp.

I believe there was some discussion about how some NOS IBM keyboards have faded legends due to being stored in a warmer environment.
by xxhellfirexx
03 Jun 2020, 07:51
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 375
Views: 44162

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

I don't understand the appeal of putting your diodes on display. Is this some sort of fashion statement? What's the point? Why is did this trend take off? My butt hurts every time a new design comes out with this as a feature. And these days my butt is hurting quite frequently. It's space saving an...
by xxhellfirexx
03 Jun 2020, 02:08
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23586
Views: 1692451

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Nicolet Instrument Spectrometer Keyboard https://www.ebay.com/itm/184073109259 Looks like Oak full-travel with blue double shots. And high-end rotary encoder on the side. Missing key probably a deal breaker. Here is another one with way more dials. Same switches though. https://www.ebay.com/itm/333...
by xxhellfirexx
31 May 2020, 22:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: BTC foam and foil - is this normal?
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: BTC foam and foil - is this normal?

The foam might have disintegrated and you are bottoming out on the plastic sliders.
by xxhellfirexx
15 May 2020, 03:46
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23586
Views: 1692451

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

//gainsborough wrote:
15 May 2020, 03:39
not much to gamble. Should be blue alps. Great price too.
Blue Alps models, don't have STAFF in the model name.
by xxhellfirexx
15 May 2020, 03:34
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23586
Views: 1692451

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by xxhellfirexx
10 May 2020, 06:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Fujitsu E105 switch?
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Fujitsu E105 switch?

Thorogrimm wrote:
10 May 2020, 05:37
mcmaxmcmc wrote:
10 May 2020, 05:31
Fujitsu Dome with Slider.
Are they any good?
No. It has lasered legends and really mushy domes.
by xxhellfirexx
06 Apr 2020, 03:31
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Alternate Reality IBM colours
Replies: 49
Views: 10694

Re: Alternate Reality IBM colours

SneakyRobb wrote:
05 Apr 2020, 19:52
I was trying to make this Red Selectric on a wheelwriter. The only issue I had is that the keys are very flat white and thus its hard to make them look good in a gray/black colour given my skills.
This thread caught my interest so I gave it a shot.

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by xxhellfirexx
25 Mar 2020, 07:45
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Univac 1701 keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: [WTB] Univac 1701 keyboard

mrmola wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 07:23
Also does anyone have any idea why they sometimes have this really weird scratch damage on them?
Long nails on ABS plastic.
by xxhellfirexx
24 Mar 2020, 08:05
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23586
Views: 1692451

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Hi JP! Thanks for all your hints, it would be nice if you could always specify what you are linking to. It's a stackpole switch. Here is a rare standalone Fujitsu leaf spring keyboard with a metal backplate. https://m.ebay.com/itm/fujitsu-N860-vintage-keyboard-Fujitsu-Leaf-Spring-3rd-gen-Smooth-lin...
by xxhellfirexx
24 Mar 2020, 08:01
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5125
Views: 617570

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Do any of you have experience operating the ibm-capsense-usb-util 0.9.0 software on a mac (version 10.15.3 Catalina)? I have installed it and when I start it up it tells me that I have to choose between two controllers. (I have my F77 plugged in. Maybe it's also trying to access my Unicomp?). No ma...
by xxhellfirexx
07 Mar 2020, 04:23
Forum: For sale
Topic: Memorex Telex
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Memorex Telex

Redmaus wrote:
07 Mar 2020, 02:02
Wait, was this converted or is it native USB?
Looks like it was supposed to be a DIN connector.

https://www.a1used-computers.com/fiche- ... 50835.html
by xxhellfirexx
03 Mar 2020, 05:10
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23586
Views: 1692451

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by xxhellfirexx
01 Mar 2020, 23:24
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23586
Views: 1692451

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by xxhellfirexx
29 Feb 2020, 08:02
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23586
Views: 1692451

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I believe that is Cherry foam and foil.

wiki/Cherry_solid_state_capacitive
by xxhellfirexx
28 Feb 2020, 08:07
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23586
Views: 1692451

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Redmaus wrote:
28 Feb 2020, 07:57
xxhellfirexx wrote:
28 Feb 2020, 07:23
HP Keyboard with Fujitsu Leaf Springs

https://www.ebay.com/itm/283793380417
I'm pretty sure that's a rubberdome my dude.
wiki/HP_46010A
by xxhellfirexx
28 Feb 2020, 07:23
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23586
Views: 1692451

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

HP Keyboard with Fujitsu Leaf Springs

https://www.ebay.com/itm/283793380417

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