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by pingmaster
23 Dec 2019, 07:01
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Blue or Brown Switch ?
Replies: 7
Views: 4908

Re: Blue or Brown Switch ?

Hello! . Is the different between blue and brown switch ? which one is better ? It obviously depends whether you prefer tee (then blue is better) or coffee (in this case, definitely brown). And if you are left-handed, you should absolutely try red switches, while blacks are better for people with e...
by pingmaster
30 Nov 2019, 05:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why no more clickleaf switches?
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: Why no more clickleaf switches?

Lateral leaf springs add friction. You could make a smoother, soft-tactile switch with rubber dome or sleeve. A stacked coiled spring on dome can provide sharper tactility than dome alone. A progressive spring with rubber dome/sleeve in parallel could provide feel similar to Panda/T1/Zealio/Clear ....
by pingmaster
30 Nov 2019, 03:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why no more clickleaf switches?
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Re: Why no more clickleaf switches?

I'm gonna go out on a limb on this one. Buckling spring, plate spring >>>> click leaf... It's a flawed design, if it's not part of mechanism itself. I don't think there is enough room in a cherry size switch for a full buckling spring. And if you make the top removable, you could just swap the leav...
by pingmaster
29 Nov 2019, 22:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why no more clickleaf switches?
Replies: 11
Views: 766

Why no more clickleaf switches?

Given the uprise of light/hall effect switches, there isn't the need for the use of the room for the switch contacts. Why couldn't this room be used for an Alps style clickleaf?
by pingmaster
29 Nov 2019, 19:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Teensy 3.6 keyboard adaptation
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Teensy 3.6 keyboard adaptation

I'm just going to return it and get a Teensy 2.0.
by pingmaster
27 Nov 2019, 20:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Teensy 3.6 keyboard adaptation
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Teensy 3.6 keyboard adaptation

I've got a Teensy 3.6 and some alps board that I want to convert. I've got wires and all, what should I do software wise. Not looking for anything overly complex...just something that will work. Could I just write a quick little loop and type function?
by pingmaster
24 Nov 2019, 02:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry G80-3000 find
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Cherry G80-3000 find

I found a G80-3000 with MX clear at the thrift store for $4.88. Don't know what to think of these switches quite yet but they are very quiet because of the very stiff bottoming out force. Reuters badge looks pretty neat though. Don't think this was that bad of a deal. IMG_20191123_123604.jpg IMG_201...
by pingmaster
19 Mar 2019, 04:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Which box switch?
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Which box switch?

I'm kinda lost on which box switch I should get. I know I like MX blue & brown weighting, I find SKBM grey to be a bit on the heavier side but still pretty nice...so probably 55cN to 60cN. I was thinking either white, jade or pink box switches. Which do you think I should start with...well I should ...
by pingmaster
24 Jan 2018, 17:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How heavy is the Model M using these keyboards I have:
Replies: 3
Views: 347

How heavy is the Model M using these keyboards I have:

I want to buy a model M but I can't figure out how heavy it is just using gram weightings.

I have:
Cherry MX Blue
Whatever Alps the Apple IIe uses.
Model F
Alps SKBM Gray
Alps SKCM Salmon
BTC dome with slider.

What would be a general placement compared to these keyboards?
by pingmaster
18 Aug 2017, 13:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 20-key Cherry keypad?
Replies: 11
Views: 924

Re: 20-key Cherry keypad?

How about just a plate for mounting switches like this 17 key version https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com ... SY355_.jpg
by pingmaster
16 Aug 2017, 13:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tactile complicated alps switches that have become clicky
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Tactile complicated alps switches that have become clicky

I got the reverse effect on my Alps Gray board. My clicky turned tactile. I just used my fingers to get apporiximate shape right. A little subtle difference you cant tell.
by pingmaster
10 Aug 2017, 19:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Did I get a good deal?
Replies: 17
Views: 1025

Re: Did I get a good deal?

ideus wrote:I consider the XT layout the more ergonomic option for those that want an ISO enter along with an ANSI US layout.
True.
by pingmaster
10 Aug 2017, 18:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Did I get a good deal?
Replies: 17
Views: 1025

Re: Did I get a good deal?

Depends. If you want just the F XT keyboard, not very good. If you like vintage computing, pretty excellent :D . Man, those good old IBM PCs are just so awesome, IMO the absolute most interesting computer system of all time. For anyone who's interested, give the wikipedia article on it a go sometim...
by pingmaster
10 Aug 2017, 13:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Did I get a good deal?
Replies: 17
Views: 1025

Re: Did I get a good deal?

Original owner said it was 6000$ paid over a 20 year loan.
by pingmaster
09 Aug 2017, 12:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Did I get a good deal?
Replies: 17
Views: 1025

Re: Did I get a good deal?

1: Craigslist, so no shipping hassle!

2: Here are le pictures: http://i.imgur.com/ex62Bpu.jpg
by pingmaster
09 Aug 2017, 04:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Did I get a good deal?
Replies: 17
Views: 1025

Did I get a good deal?

IBM Model F XT. 200$

....Also..... IBM PC 5150
And Monitor
And Printer
And Software
And Disks
And And Manuals.

I took it.
by pingmaster
07 Aug 2017, 21:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best MX keyboard to replace the controller for a unix keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: Best MX keyboard to replace the controller for a unix keyboard?

No, buy some switches, a premade 60% pcb and case and some MX keycaps. Solder it together and boom you are done.
by pingmaster
03 Aug 2017, 13:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Gray spring swap?
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Alps Gray spring swap?

I dont need the leaf, just the spring. SKCL Green has a very similar spring?
by pingmaster
02 Aug 2017, 20:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Gray spring swap?
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Alps Gray spring swap?

Hello, Yesterday, I took apart one of the switches in my Matias TactilePro 2 keyboard with SKBM Gray switches. The 'A' key stopped making its click. So when I removed its clickleaf, it matched up identically to the blue clickleaf. The leaf ended up being bent forward so it couldn't snap against the ...

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