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by Lbibass
23 Oct 2019, 04:09
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] DSA Red Planet
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: [IC] DSA Red Planet

depletedvespene wrote:
23 Oct 2019, 03:38


Also, the R3 key to accompany the vertical Enter should be \|, not #~.


No, not really.
by Lbibass
22 Oct 2019, 16:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 225250

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I want to use this keyboard with my modern pc and it has some weird connector ive never seen...need to know how to get it converted to ps2 so I can use a ps2 to usb converter and use it with my pc Okay. So that's not PS/2. It's probably a weird, proprietary protocol. Your best bet to get it working...
by Lbibass
22 Oct 2019, 16:10
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1690
Views: 66688

Re: Re:

Just thought this post by Jacobolus deserves a repost. Three years ago and basically 100% correct on every point. At the very least it will be an amusing, if cringeworthy at times, presidency. “Amusing” in the same way it’s “amusing” when your baby just crawled out the window and is currently falli...
by Lbibass
18 Oct 2019, 19:36
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Lube for mods
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Lube for mods

For what board? And what exactly are you lubing? Do you mean the stabilizers? For a more expensive, but better option, I would say some 205g0. If you want something cheaper, dielectric grease should work well.
by Lbibass
17 Oct 2019, 03:59
Forum: News
Topic: HHKB refresh in 2019?
Replies: 76
Views: 9943

Re: HHKB refresh in 2019?

Elrick wrote:
17 Oct 2019, 03:16
cookie wrote:
16 Oct 2019, 20:15
Let's face it, you can't go wrong with an HHKB, be it pro1 2 or BT, they are all solid choices.
Only if it could be re-designed for 104 keys, normal-sized instead.

Now that would be something...... :) :D
Then buy a realforce. ;)
by Lbibass
15 Oct 2019, 20:12
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: DIY open-source trackball similar to MTE
Replies: 13
Views: 1803

Re: DIY open-source trackball similar to MTE

Oh man. This looks nice. Gonna try and build one. oh MAN this looks nice.
by Lbibass
07 Oct 2019, 22:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Two Keyboards; NIB IBM JX (6454042) and Chicony KB-5160XT
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Two Keyboards; NIB IBM JX (6454042) and Chicony KB-5160XT

Fascinating! I haven't ever seen a 5160XT in the west, only on taobao. And that JX keyboard is quite the lucky find as well. Nice job!
by Lbibass
02 Oct 2019, 15:03
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: good mouse for CAD work?
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: good mouse for CAD work?

I use an MX Ergo, and the button weighting is amazing. I can use that mouse all day. I would stay away from the Elecom Deft for CAD, as the middle click button is about as heavy as a brick. It's absurd and completely unusable.
by Lbibass
27 Sep 2019, 16:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812

You can replace this with the G80 chili pcb. I personally would not recommend doing so, if you want to use switches made by Cherry. The holes for the PCB mount pins are much too big to be used with cherry switches, so they will immediately fall out. :cry: If you want to use a Chili pcb, stick with ...
by Lbibass
27 Sep 2019, 16:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812

ZedTheMan wrote:
27 Sep 2019, 06:12
Hang on a moment, are those cherry Dyesub caps?

If so, wow, those are nice.
I don't have any help for getting it working though, sorry.
I would say that they are not, judging from the font. Olivetti was known to have used someone else for their dyesubbing at one point.
by Lbibass
23 Sep 2019, 15:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: HELP with IBM M122 Conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 880

Re: HELP with IBM M122 Conversion

Have you tried using QMK? Their pins are slightly different.

https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/tre ... m_terminal
by Lbibass
22 Sep 2019, 22:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 139
Views: 12086

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1JJkvcfBj_uVjSZFpq6A0SXXaM/TAIWAN-mechanical-push-button-switch-Replace-of-ALPS-keyboard-switch-microswitch-2-foot-2pin-grey.jpg What are these? They look like blue Alps to me, but then they don't. I'm no expert on identifying different Alps switches, but the blue Alps...
by Lbibass
22 Sep 2019, 22:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 225250

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

lewinm wrote:
22 Sep 2019, 21:56
Hello, it's my first post on this forum. I'm interested if any of you every heard of keyboard:

dtk spk-102a
fcc F825K4SPK102A

Could you provide info about switches for such keyboard?

I googled it and I couldn't find any information about this specific model.
Do you have a photo of the keyboard?
by Lbibass
18 Sep 2019, 15:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 225250

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The first one looks like SMK Vintage linear. I know I have seen the second one somewhere… Are SMK Vintage switches supposed to be even remotely smooth? These aren't in any event, and the build quality (plastic used in the cross) looks lower than on pics of SMK Vintage switches. [...] Took me a whil...
by Lbibass
17 Sep 2019, 23:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 225250

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Hi there - new here but very much bitten by the bug... Picked up these two recently, expecting to easily be able to identify them, but neither has any identifying marks I can find. Both seem pretty CP/M-ish. The first has incredible thick ABS keycaps, but other than that feels very cheap & rough. T...
by Lbibass
17 Sep 2019, 23:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 225250

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

wiki/Philips_torsion_spring

there doesn't appear to be any images, but the description matches.
by Lbibass
17 Sep 2019, 23:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 225250

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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You know, that mount looks almost something like this. Let me do a bit more research...
by Lbibass
17 Sep 2019, 23:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 225250

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The first one looks like SMK Vintage linear. I know I have seen the second one somewhere…
by Lbibass
16 Sep 2019, 15:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SKCM ALPS - Switchplate repair
Replies: 8
Views: 749

Re: SKCM ALPS - Switchplate repair

Well, you're gonna have to replace the switchplates. Maybe open them up and spray them with contact cleaner? If that doesn't work, you're gonna need to replace the switchplate.

Also: changing the switchplate shouldn't really change the feel of the switch?
by Lbibass
12 Sep 2019, 17:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 225250

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Keybug wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 13:24
Yes, Rafi-made for sure!

Myoth: I actually found an NMB board with space invaders in a practically identical case. What made you assume it's sliders-over-dome?
The caps, probably. The profile is very different for SI.
by Lbibass
11 Sep 2019, 21:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: help me to get an unknown vintage alps keyboard to work!
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: help me to get an unknown vintage alps keyboard to work!

Okay, that's not a ps/2 keyboard.

See that SGI copyright? That means its an SGI protocol, which means…


You're screwed unless you can find the documentation on the protocol and program your own converter.
by Lbibass
05 Sep 2019, 17:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Stuff I got in China (Poll)
Replies: 30
Views: 2467

Re: Stuff I got in China (Poll)

User101 wrote:
04 Sep 2019, 17:05
SantiGo wrote:
04 Sep 2019, 13:46
Redmaus wrote:
04 Sep 2019, 00:54


Do you mean for model F's?
yep me need for my f122 and for xt ...
Dude only have AT foam... if you want f122 foam I think ellipse sell some?
I would be interested in purchasing some of the AT foam. My AT was in REALLY bad shape.
by Lbibass
11 Aug 2019, 22:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 Beamspring Keyboard Restoration
Replies: 25
Views: 813

Re: IBM 5251 Beamspring Keyboard Restoration

That would be really cool having a din port on modern Pc's. I use an external soarers converter that I got from Orihalcon that takes the cable from 5 pin DIN to USB + gives me custom key mapping. Yup, I have the same thing for my F122. The only way I can think of something like that being done is a...
by Lbibass
09 Aug 2019, 18:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Vintage Cherry Din5 to USB, how?
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Vintage Cherry Din5 to USB, how?

First: DIN5 to PS/2 is just wiring. Find wiring diagrams online! Use of a multimeter for checking continuity could be a great help. There should be lots of active PS/2 to USB converters on the market. Just about any of them should work just as well with Cherry keyboards .. as long as it is an activ...
by Lbibass
28 Jul 2019, 05:18
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Four interesting Alps switches
Replies: 12
Views: 1653

Re: Four interesting Alps switches

Woah!! Is this time lapse? Very well done and super cool! Thanks! Yes, I put them on a turntable and took a bunch of photos to make those gifs. Also, these things are so hipster. Like, what is this mechanism?! https://i.imgur.com/DFFWUqI.jpg It looks almost like a capacitive Shitsumi Miniature Mech...
by Lbibass
22 Jul 2019, 22:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Apple Cross Pollination? - East Meets West
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Apple Cross Pollination? - East Meets West

Sounds like you have need of an ASK55!

Also, that's the first time I think I have ever seen thin font AEK JP caps. Nice!
by Lbibass
22 Jul 2019, 19:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3285
Views: 166626

Re: Alps Appreciation

Yeah, I've seen it before. My MCK-142Pro has several very weird examples of it, including doubleshot blanks xD . Oh yeh, I remember your video with red plastic in some of the function keys. I guess it's for when they needed to make non-standard symbols for which they didn't have the tooling. Yeah, ...

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