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by TicTocTom
09 Feb 2019, 05:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cleaning up zrrion's Wyse PCE
Replies: 23
Views: 1521

Re: Cleaning up zrrion's Wyse PCE

Very nice!
by TicTocTom
06 Jan 2019, 18:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Xerox terminal
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Update: going to pick up this beast later today. Hoping to convert the keyboard with a Teensy, or maybe Soarers converter (doubt it will be that simple). Also need to build a case for it. I’ll post some links to others who have undertaken work on these.
by TicTocTom
03 Jan 2019, 16:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Strange Japanese patent
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Daniel Beardsmore wrote: Where does it say オムロン 株式会社?

I have the information I need now (added to the wiki already).

Page 1, underneath "999999999"
by TicTocTom
02 Jan 2019, 04:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: AEK64 Keyboard build log
Replies: 17
Views: 1094

Great build vid. I built mine from an Irish board and the same case, albeit with less care and expertise. Mine would benefit from a proper cleaning as you demonstrated. Did you lube the sliders? Also, where did you get the plate and insulating strip that you adhered to the case?
by TicTocTom
02 Jan 2019, 04:30
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My AEKII
Replies: 9
Views: 801

I really like this. Would like to try something similar.
by TicTocTom
08 Jun 2018, 00:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3169
Views: 135592

Thanks Hasu. It's all good now. Loving it!
by TicTocTom
07 Jun 2018, 03:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3169
Views: 135592

Update: I've managed to install dfu-programmer though brew hub. But I can't get my keyboard to flash. Granted, I really don't know what I'm doing and my Terminal learning curve is vertical. Here is what I'm stuck on: No LED illuminated on pcb when pushing tiny button. (It lit up once.) atmega32u2 er...
by TicTocTom
05 Jun 2018, 14:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3169
Views: 135592

Just built my first keyboard. Soldering and caps done. Still needs a case, not low profile I hope. DONT KNOW HOW TO PROGRAM IT. HHHHEEELLLLPPP!!! Want a layer for Fkeys, numpad, arrows etc. Ongoing build log here. https://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/alps64-from-french-canadian-iso-aekii-t19138.html ...
by TicTocTom
03 Jun 2018, 14:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps64 from French Canadian ISO AEKii
Replies: 0
Views: 291

Alps64 from French Canadian ISO AEKii

Hi Everyone, I'm trying to put together an AEK64 using Hasu's pcb and AEK (US layout) plate. I've harvested cream dampened switches and keycaps from a French Canadian ISO AEKii, but I haven't found a satisfactory solution to making everything fit. I don't like ISO layout, especially the short right ...
by TicTocTom
06 Apr 2018, 03:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Strange Japanese patent
Replies: 6
Views: 705

オムロン 株式会社 Omron Ltd.
前田 Maeda
青木 Aoki
弁理士 Benrishi???
片岡 Kataoka
栄一 Sakaeichi???

For what it's worth...
Any bells?
by TicTocTom
20 Mar 2018, 16:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3169
Views: 135592

Thanks. I'll have to find something similar locally as two of them don't ship to Canada, and the import and shipping for the other triples the price.
by TicTocTom
20 Mar 2018, 00:59
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: CNF Serial # 19083 / Costar CSP-3017 REV-1.4
Replies: 4
Views: 635

I just picked up two of these, CNF #1804 but with white alps.
by TicTocTom
19 Mar 2018, 23:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3169
Views: 135592

Three new ALPS keypads on the way. Two CNF #1804 with PS/2 connectors and an ORTEK MCK 18S/N with serial DE-9. I could use some advice on usb conversion. Can I buy a simple PS/2 to USB converter and plug it in, or do I need to solder in a new controller or something. I've found a pin out for the ORT...
by TicTocTom
19 Mar 2018, 23:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Repair Macbook Pro keyboard?
Replies: 3
Views: 244

My MacBook 'r' key was giving me trouble. Brought it in. They popped of the keycap to discover the clip was broken off and impeding the key from being depressed. Free cap replacement. Done. Try popping it off with a guitar pick if it seems like theres something under it. Could just be debris.
by TicTocTom
19 Mar 2018, 10:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What do I do with 4 broken Matias Quiet Pros?
Replies: 10
Views: 416

I'm really happy with my Matias tactile pro. Two months. Touch wood.
by TicTocTom
05 Mar 2018, 00:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3169
Views: 135592

LCbn2z7jRgmrsZy4gCjOOQ.jpg fullsizeoutput_21fc.jpeg I've just come across a KU6-SG-1000 keyboard. It has Alps mount keycaps with rubber dome cherry mount sliders. Pretty basic quality keyboard, but the feel is pretty good. Didn't realize it was Alps (bonus) til I got it home. Can anyone provide me ...
by TicTocTom
07 Feb 2018, 19:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Xerox terminal
Replies: 4
Views: 666

That's a Digital DECwriter-III from around 1980. They were used as teletypewriters but more often as printing terminals. DECwriters were the preferred operator/master consoles not only for VAXes and PDPs but also for similar systems of the era that were made by other manufactures (which, as the sti...
by TicTocTom
07 Feb 2018, 04:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Xerox terminal
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Xerox terminal

Today, I came across two Bell telephone terminals in a junk shop. It looks like they are made by Xerox. Not sure what these would have been used for, but maybe a telephone operators terminal. One machine is missing a space bar and another key the other looks complete. The switches look familiar, but...
by TicTocTom
06 Feb 2018, 16:53
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Toshiba T3100 & T5200
Replies: 27
Views: 5992

Don't just ruin a perfect good Toshiba for the keyboard! They are getting rare.. :!:
It's not operational so I don't feel bad at all. The switches are mush, so I think I'll just be the keycaps.
by TicTocTom
04 Feb 2018, 01:06
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Toshiba T3100 & T5200
Replies: 27
Views: 5992

I picked up a T3200 by accident on ebay this week. Floated a $50 bid (shipped) and to my surprise the seller took it. Missed out on a T1200 which I really wanted, because I'd already spent $ on the T3200, and because the shipping was like $40 from Texas. It sold for about $10US. I really wanted the ...
by TicTocTom
31 Jan 2018, 21:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3169
Views: 135592

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This is amazing!
by TicTocTom
31 Jan 2018, 15:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bigfoot Toshiba branded.
Replies: 16
Views: 1016

What did you paint the case with? It looks like sand.
by TicTocTom
31 Jan 2018, 04:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bigfoot Toshiba branded.
Replies: 16
Views: 1016

I'm going to do something similar with my Matias Tactile Pro. I'll probably keep a lot of the original alphabet keys, and swap out all the other keys that fit. Nice job.
by TicTocTom
31 Jan 2018, 02:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Converting an Old Typewriter Into a Mechanical Keyboard (In process)
Replies: 27
Views: 2200

This is so great. Now I need to find a suitable typewriter.
by TicTocTom
31 Jan 2018, 02:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Converted Royal Alpha 700d Typewriter
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Now I want one!!!
by TicTocTom
31 Jan 2018, 02:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: NEC APC-H25 Keyboard
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Nice indeed!
by TicTocTom
28 Jan 2018, 16:30
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: CNF Serial # 19083 / Costar CSP-3017 REV-1.4
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Great find.
by TicTocTom
28 Jan 2018, 16:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Converted Royal Alpha 700d Typewriter
Replies: 8
Views: 728

This keyboard is so awesome. I love the colour mix and work you put in to convert it. Did the donor typewriter have reusable switches, or did you have to mod the keycaps to work with something else? And the back plate, did you reuse or fabricate a new one? If these questions have very obvious answer...

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