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by darkcruix
Yesterday, 19:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: xwhatsit beamspring converter board "not found"
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: xwhatsit beamspring converter board "not found"

I've ordered correct ones here in Germany. They have been relatively easy to obtain from here:
https://www.arcadiabay.de/steckerleisten.aspx
by darkcruix
Yesterday, 19:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SOLVED: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off
Replies: 24
Views: 683

Re: SOLVED: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off

Looks like a 3278 PCB with a notch - looks great. Do you have a Num-Pad as well?
by darkcruix
Yesterday, 09:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SOLVED: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off
Replies: 24
Views: 683

Re: Help: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off

I checked my controller boards and the connectors and I believe the only thing that can cause this is corrosion. There is no screw etc. As you have said ... there is no corrosion anywhere else on the board, it is very odd. I wouldn't use the original connector, as it is super hard to solder to the X...
by darkcruix
Yesterday, 09:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: xwhatsit beamspring converter board "not found"
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: xwhatsit beamspring converter board "not found"

As I am using the same parts as you are, I can give an update as soon as my PCBs have arrived. Attaching the controller without keyboard attached should work without issues and I am worried about the sparking/crackling :) This can be caused by shortening something, like the USB connector itself or o...
by darkcruix
Yesterday, 08:08
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] xwhatsit Beam Spring controllers
Replies: 79
Views: 4301

Re: [IC] xwhatsit Beam Spring controllers

The system should recognize the controller even with no keyboard connected. What worries me is the DAC sparking/crackling... I have ordered the exact same list from digikey and will start soldering mine, when the PCBs have arrived (this week). I will make either a video of the process or take high r...
by darkcruix
14 Jul 2019, 10:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SOLVED: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off
Replies: 24
Views: 683

Re: Help: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off

I'd use mineral oil and drip it into the connector of the controller (use a syringe if you have one at hand). Shake it from time to time and let it sit for a few hours. I bet some of the contacts are corroded and it just takes some force to get them off.
by darkcruix
10 Jul 2019, 15:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77
Replies: 75
Views: 2275

Re: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77

Correct, My F107 has one and it can be removed easily (clip-on)
by darkcruix
08 Jul 2019, 15:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77
Replies: 75
Views: 2275

Re: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77

Amazing find !!!! Keep us posted on the journey to restore this fine keyboard.
by darkcruix
08 Jul 2019, 15:32
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Xwhatsit for Beamspring - any available?
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Xwhatsit for Beamspring - any available?

Hi, I have ordered all parts in the cart and also ordered the blank PCB (ordered everything to be able assembling two). Once I have it, I will give it a shot and if all goes well, I will give a quick update and guide. See link below: https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=10321&p=447614#p447614
by darkcruix
08 Jul 2019, 15:30
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] xwhatsit Beam Spring controllers
Replies: 79
Views: 4301

Re: [IC] xwhatsit Beam Spring controllers

I have ordered all parts in the cart and also ordered the blank PCB (ordered everything to be able assembling two).
Once I have it, I will give it a shot and if all goes well, I will give a quick update and guide.
by darkcruix
01 Jul 2019, 15:14
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB - 3278 xwhatsit beamspring controller.
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: WTB - 3278 xwhatsit beamspring controller.

I also had a thread open:
viewtopic.php?f=56&t=22065

$350 is quite some money for just the controller. I was hoping for more around a $100 range...

Roland
by darkcruix
18 Jun 2019, 00:41
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Xwhatsit for Beamspring - any available?
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Xwhatsit for Beamspring - any available?

He told me there is an issue with getting parts sourced at this time.
by darkcruix
16 Jun 2019, 23:39
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Xwhatsit for Beamspring - any available?
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Xwhatsit for Beamspring - any available?

I am looking for sources to buy a XWhatsit controller for Beamspring keyboards.
If you have any ideas, please let me know.
by darkcruix
29 May 2019, 14:43
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4027
Views: 384817

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

Thanks for the photos! I am so looking forward holding some of them in my hands and hearing those clicking noises and feeling the bump with every click... 2019 is the year !!!!
by darkcruix
16 May 2019, 15:21
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [Germany] Model F flippers
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: [Germany] Model F flippers

I have a flippers with springs attached
Please send me a PM with your Address. (I am based in Germany / Munich)
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by darkcruix
15 May 2019, 14:41
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4027
Views: 384817

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

How does the dye-sub process come along?
I wonder, if there was already done a complete keycap set and pictures can be shared :)
by darkcruix
06 May 2019, 11:43
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4027
Views: 384817

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

Good news! Thanks for the update. In (very rough) timelines this is what is likely to happen?: Early June: All assembled keyboards will be loaded into a container and go from China on the travel to the US Mid-July: The assembled keyboards will arrive in US and released after normally a week End-July...
by darkcruix
05 May 2019, 18:41
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 60%/65%/TKL Beamspring "Thousand MonKeys"
Replies: 19
Views: 1088

Re: Beamspring TKL Mod

I'd love to see exactly the design you have in mind, but there are several hurdles that I encountered and halted my project. The items I broke the project down to, were: Switchboard rebuild with the exact same holes as you highlighted (relatively easy) Bottom Plate from cast Aluminium with mold (exp...
by darkcruix
28 Apr 2019, 16:35
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22557
Views: 1194947

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Awesome BeamSpring (Displaywriter) with complete system for Sale on eBay: https://www.ebay.de/itm/absolute-Raritat-IBM-DisplayWriter-System-Bj-1983-voll-funktionstuchtig/392285470850?hash=item5b56094082:g:XToAAOSwylhcxIif&frcectupt=true Quite tempting, if space wouldn't be an issue. That disc drive...
by darkcruix
27 Apr 2019, 20:57
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22557
Views: 1194947

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Awesome BeamSpring (Displaywriter) with complete system for Sale on eBay:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/absolute-Rarita ... ctupt=true
by darkcruix
26 Apr 2019, 08:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4027
Views: 384817

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

Hopefully Ellipse will unravel the mystery of the keycap :) I looked at multiple 'U's and I am not convinced anymore the right is the new one. I have a late Model F that has a U as bold as the one on the right :) The differences are for one that the curves of the U in the picture seem not to match a...
by darkcruix
26 Apr 2019, 01:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 Beam Spring Restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: IBM 5251 Beam Spring Restoration

It came with it and looked like it was in there from the beginning (had a ton of rust on it before cleaning).
by darkcruix
25 Apr 2019, 09:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 47
Views: 3954

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

Beamspring switches have the most play of any switches. You can rotate keytops like 5 degrees when they sit. You can press a 7U beamspring spacebar about 90% of its length with no stabilizer bar. How can one minimize this play in the switches? Are there any known modifications to the keyboard to ac...
by darkcruix
24 Apr 2019, 07:54
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4027
Views: 384817

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

Great work!!! At a first view, I would say the left one is the original, as the right one seems a bit "bolder".
Thanks for sharing - wonderful news
by darkcruix
23 Apr 2019, 15:56
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4027
Views: 384817

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

Brand New Model F Keyboards Mass Assembly at the Factory! Key Sublimation Sheets Here is a video of manual installation of the key sets to template sheets before the dye sublimation process (I am taking care of the dye sublimation but the factory is preparing everything to save time). Check out the...
by darkcruix
23 Apr 2019, 11:16
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: SA Retro 7u spacebar
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: SA Retro 7u spacebar

I have a wonderful 8.75U one ....

No, I have two MX mount, SA Spacebars with 13cm length. I guess that is too short for your project ...
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by darkcruix
22 Apr 2019, 16:56
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB K keycap for Apple Standard/Extended Keyboard (M0115/0116/0118/3501)
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: WTB K keycap for Apple Standard/Extended Keyboard (M0115/0116/0118/3501)

Quick check: I have 2 x the K available from a 3501. PM me your address and I ship it out this week.
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by darkcruix
22 Apr 2019, 15:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: When you finally reach endgame.
Replies: 23
Views: 951

Re: When you finally reach endgame.

Everybody has a different taste. In my home alone the differences couldn't be bigger. My wife is hating my Beam- and Buckling Spring keyboards with a passion, as it is way too loud for her. She prefere's the worst kind of rubber dome. Any attempt to let her type on it for longer sessions and explain...
by darkcruix
19 Apr 2019, 20:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 Beam Spring Restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: IBM 5251 Beam Spring Restoration

Hi,

great info. My insulation mat did look completely different (as did the PCB):
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by darkcruix
18 Apr 2019, 21:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can someone explain to me the whole Geekhack
Replies: 25
Views: 1845

Re: Can someone explain to me the whole Geekhack

Wodan wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 20:19
BloodyKafir wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 20:14
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