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by 4sStylZ
10 May 2020, 20:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New ThinkPad Trackpoint Keyboard II
Replies: 24
Views: 1695

Re: New ThinkPad Trackpoint Keyboard II

I read this thread with interest... then I saw the layout in the new keyboard. The nav keys are, shockingly, placed in an even worse manner than is done in 1800-lite layouts. Granted, this thing's layout is not as absurdly stupid as in the new keyboards by Microsoft, but... this thing is inexcusabl...
by 4sStylZ
14 Apr 2020, 16:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Large print / high contrast keycaps?
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Large print / high contrast keycaps?

I think Max keyboard also provide a custom printable service. You can probably make your own bold font.
by 4sStylZ
30 Mar 2020, 21:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps restoration guide
Replies: 37
Views: 3508

Re: Alps restoration guide

Ok, A little bit more confusion : Here in France there is another one wich is "3-en-un technique Lubrifiant sec au PTFE". The brand is different but it's manufactured by WD-40 company. This means "3-in-1 technical PTFE dry lube". I personally have very bad result with this. The spray is supposed to ...
by 4sStylZ
30 Mar 2020, 21:31
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: greetings from china, what's up!
Replies: 1
Views: 878

Re: greetings from china, what's up!

Hi, good luck for your projects.
by 4sStylZ
30 Mar 2020, 19:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps restoration guide
Replies: 37
Views: 3508

Re: Alps restoration guide

I have many alps salmon, cream dampened and white dampened to lube. They are in very bad condition. I want to try wd-40 specialized lubes too after reading this post (and all of the Chyros video, thank you my dude !) but there is two different lube designed here :  @abraham speak about "WD-40 Specia...
by 4sStylZ
17 Mar 2020, 15:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3528
Views: 236720

Re: Alps Appreciation

I just get this : https://i.imgur.com/pcKGUhe.jpg 3 AEK Azerty ISO white dampened 4 AEK Qwerty ANSI cream dampened 2 ASK ISO salmon alps BTW I have a theory about cream / white dampened. Seem's that all my French board got White dampened and all my Qwerty board got Cream. What is the rule for others...
by 4sStylZ
28 Feb 2020, 16:46
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3005
Views: 305720

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

The AEK with left hand numpad is amazing and I love the caps. I really need to find some. I love Chinese / Japanese / Cyrilic / Arabien AEK caps. At this point all I want is to collect them like pokémon. I don’t know in a country where this is common but if you sell some I am your guy, and I can tra...
by 4sStylZ
27 Feb 2020, 17:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help! Retrobrite fail on Apple keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Re: Help! Retrobrite fail on Apple keyboard

For apple board I use cream but only for keycaps. pretty sure there is a difference between keycaps and case / mouse plastic.

Case and mouse always get this marble look but for keycaps it’s perfect.
by 4sStylZ
25 Feb 2020, 15:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3528
Views: 236720

Re: Alps Appreciation

Salmon were made on 1988 to 1992, Orange from 1987 to 1991 and black alps were also made close to those periods.
Pretty sure it’s different market / specs / internals / price, differents products who don’t cost the same.
Also orange have a different lubrifiant than Salmon.
by 4sStylZ
25 Feb 2020, 15:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Diy tkl keyboard!
Replies: 21
Views: 1369

Re: Diy tkl keyboard!

No because they are locked up by the plate… if there is a plate. But that’s pretty standard stuff.
Think about the people who handwire keyboard with plate but no PCB. That’s completly stable even without PCB. Don’t worry about that.
by 4sStylZ
20 Feb 2020, 16:22
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23509
Views: 1664029

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.leboncoin.fr/informatique/1749888326.htm/

Dell AT102W ISO Azerty (French) with Alps Black for 76€.

I don’t think find this interesting. Do you agree ?
How are Vintage black ?
PS : I can be your proxy if you want it.
by 4sStylZ
31 Jan 2020, 19:10
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3005
Views: 305720

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Finished a first ASK60 with AVID keycaps

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by 4sStylZ
30 Jan 2020, 16:59
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Key Profile Comparisons
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Key Profile Comparisons

Awesome photos ! If I can add something : I think there is a sort of mistake about Kailh Choc keycaps. I know multiple keycaps for choc switch. The one here are not « Official Kailh ». 1) The one described here : Havit keycap on specific slider on Kailh choc switch. 2) OEM Choc keycaps are different...
by 4sStylZ
27 Jan 2020, 15:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3528
Views: 236720

Re: Alps Appreciation

I there, I have done some mods to test frankenstein alps recently because I have a lot of orange tactile and white dampened tactile, all of those from Apple Standard / Extended keyboards. Those switchs was in variable bad condition and I have ultrasonic cleaned them + krytox lubed. What I have done ...
by 4sStylZ
24 Jan 2020, 14:53
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: new vertical thumb trackball from Kensington [2020]
Replies: 8
Views: 1387

Re: new vertical thumb trackball from Kensington [2020]

Thumb seem’s strange to me. I have a expert mouse also 3 differents kensington Trackball and I hate all of them. Some are 100€ and still made with crappy quapility, glue assembly. Everthing fail on them.
by 4sStylZ
04 Jan 2020, 15:49
Forum: Gallery
Topic: SPRiT 125cN Alps Replacement Springs
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: SPRiT 125cN Alps Replacement Springs

Did you have tested those springs on alps switchs ?

I have buyed some 55cN and 25 for some tactile dampened white but the 55 are already to light for me. I wonder if there is a real use of less than 50 cN springs.
by 4sStylZ
29 Dec 2019, 03:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3528
Views: 236720

Re: Alps Appreciation

Oh. A very cheap FDM printer Alfawise U30…

I need a larger one for having only 1 piece.
by 4sStylZ
29 Dec 2019, 01:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3528
Views: 236720

Re: Alps Appreciation

Raw glass with hair spray, not sanded.

I am not sure to understand your question.
Also it's PLA. :)
by 4sStylZ
28 Dec 2019, 23:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3528
Views: 236720

Re: Alps Appreciation

Some of my recents 3d print for M0116 and M0118 Apple Standard keyboard

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More pics : https://imgur.com/a/pi0b2r3
by 4sStylZ
23 Dec 2019, 14:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps64 Mini
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: Alps64 Mini

Hi there, I wasn't aware of this keyboard pcb. For your case there is another option, my own design of 14,5 unit case : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4013453 Also there is the little brother ASK10 keypad : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4052241 You can probably make some little variation to s...
by 4sStylZ
16 Dec 2019, 14:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4252
Views: 326864

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Here is some french auction that I cannot identify : 
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It supposed to be a Nixdorf keyboard. All the pictures are from the same board.
by 4sStylZ
13 Dec 2019, 11:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3528
Views: 236720

Re: Alps Appreciation

I am so jealous about those Filco keyboards.
by 4sStylZ
12 Dec 2019, 17:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3528
Views: 236720

Re: Alps Appreciation

Lol. Since some people are enjoying it I can probably give this one as giveaway. He need a bit of tweak, a big sand-paper work but if some people want it, no problem. I have also the little brother ASK10, the keypad in the same color. :p BTW The filco skeleton in black finish / mac / japanese letter...
by 4sStylZ
06 Dec 2019, 16:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3528
Views: 236720

Re: Alps Appreciation

First try to 3D print my M0116 case :

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The red PLA is hideous but I am waiting some Marble PLA for the final print with issue corrected.

https://imgur.com/gallery/skKm5e9
by 4sStylZ
26 Nov 2019, 15:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3528
Views: 236720

Re: Alps Appreciation

Yep, but as said previously I can’t buy 2 kits for a total of 700€ just for two keyboards. I love this hobby but it’s too much for me even if the quality seem’s awesome…
by 4sStylZ
26 Nov 2019, 13:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3528
Views: 236720

Re: Alps Appreciation

Where did you find deal like that :o France website Leboncoin. They are very rare to find, you need to act quickly. I got them last week, with another AEK2 for a total of 120€ : M3501 Apple Extended Keyboard 2 French Azerty ISO White Alps. M0116 Apple Standard Keyboard French Azerty L Shapped Retur...
by 4sStylZ
12 Nov 2019, 10:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: AEK keycaps suck.
Replies: 13
Views: 1210

Re: AEK keycaps suck.

I have 2 AEK 2 and never broke a stem but I have disassembled them often since they are my prototype boards. The only keycaps that have cause me issue are from a Logickeyboard colored set that I found on a used AEK 2. While removing them I have litteraly explosed two housing switch who where soldere...
by 4sStylZ
07 Nov 2019, 21:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3528
Views: 236720

Re: Alps Appreciation

Hmmm really two pricey. I have a AEK64 on a standard case the keycap curve isn't an issue for me.
by 4sStylZ
07 Nov 2019, 15:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3528
Views: 236720

Re: Alps Appreciation

I prefer more smaller form factor. A size close to 60%, ortho if possible :)

For example my daily is a XD75 with a typematrix Bépo layout (Return / Backspace on the middle of the board)
by 4sStylZ
07 Nov 2019, 13:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3528
Views: 236720

Re: Alps Appreciation

Hi there, I have ordered a M0116 and M0118 for 65€ the two. I think it’s a nice deal and I was thinking to make some custom 60% with them buuuuut… they are 14,5 unit long : What a dumbass I am :p So. I wonder what can be interesting to do with them. 1. Wait and buy two kits https://geekhack.org/inde...

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