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by TicTocTom
13 Aug 2020, 03:07
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Alps SKCM Cream
Replies: 15
Views: 1474

Re: [WTB] Alps SKCM Cream

For cream fans I would like to share this video of my favorite keyboard hacker. https://youtu.be/8-slWdMji8Y
by TicTocTom
19 Jul 2020, 06:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I visited Unicomp a couple days ago, typed on their new Mini M, and asked them some community questions. *long*
Replies: 61
Views: 21704

Re: I visited Unicomp a couple days ago, typed on their new Mini M, and asked them some community questions. *long*

zrrion wrote:
13 Jul 2020, 04:15
I've seen a few that have that on the numpad enter key
I assume they are in an environment where there additional abrasives present that cause additional wear to the keys
I've read that nail polish will do that. Or maybe it's just long nails?
by TicTocTom
12 Jul 2020, 06:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Issues with a Matias Tactile Pro 4 I bought
Replies: 9
Views: 1268

Re: Issues with a Matias Tactile Pro 4 I bought

I have 3 Matias boards and I really like them. I've had no trouble swapping the caps on my Tactile Pro with Tai-Hao, AEKii and Vintage Toshiba caps. Sorry to hear you've had bad luck.
by TicTocTom
12 Jul 2020, 04:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I visited Unicomp a couple days ago, typed on their new Mini M, and asked them some community questions. *long*
Replies: 61
Views: 21704

Re: I visited Unicomp a couple days ago, typed on their new Mini M, and asked them some community questions. *long*

Troy is Troy Fletcher?! He's the reason I ordered my first MiniVan. I go back to his videos all the time, especially this one explain why 40% https://youtu.be/AKGXZ1ReU54

And check out his buckling spring 40%!!!: https://youtu.be/XRFf-oLy6Vc

Troy, ya been doxed.
by TicTocTom
28 Apr 2020, 10:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Odd Alps Switch in Toshiba T-Series laptops
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Odd Alps Switch in Toshiba T-Series laptops

Pretty sure my T3200 uses the same switches.
by TicTocTom
17 Apr 2020, 16:04
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Alps64
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: [WTB] Alps64

Email Hasu: hasu@tmk-kbd.com
$50USD shipped anywhere.

All the info you need here:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69740.0
by TicTocTom
09 Feb 2020, 14:04
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Mouse mods: wireless Apple G5431 and MX Master battery replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 2350

Mouse mods: wireless Apple G5431 and MX Master battery replacement

Here’s a little video of an Apple G5431 mouse made wireless. It’s only one button, but still pretty cool. https://youtu.be/Nioyj4QXn_g Also, I just watched a neat video from NFM, one of my favorite YouTube channels in Japan. It’s a quick walk through of a higher capacity rechargeable battery for his...
by TicTocTom
15 Jan 2020, 05:08
Forum: Gallery
Topic: I found two Olivetti typewriters
Replies: 4
Views: 1580

Re: I found two Olivetti typewriters

I just saw the black one today at a thrift store. Should I go back? Any luck with the teensy conversion?
by TicTocTom
12 Aug 2019, 01:41
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NIB Cherry G81-3100 SDU
Replies: 6
Views: 3923

Re: NIB Cherry G81-3100 SDU

What, no ApplePay?
by TicTocTom
26 Jul 2019, 02:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4402
Views: 423380

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

All you would have to do is: - remove the keycaps shown in the pic - find keycaps with the correct ANS size that would optically fit the keyboard (that's probably the toughest part) - mod the keycaps as necessary so that they have one stem sitting on each of the existing switches - for the caps wit...
by TicTocTom
24 Jul 2019, 01:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4402
Views: 423380

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Hello fellow DTs. Would like some help identifying this keyboard. It's one of many that I acquired in a recent "barn find" along with some WYSE 50s and Model Ms. It's branded HEXATEK, which seems to be a local IT company, and the PCB is marked Cherry 122. Thick AT cable. The switches appear to be vi...
by TicTocTom
24 Jul 2019, 00:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Saving a 2100 From Death: The Unsaver Way!
Replies: 21
Views: 3908

Re: Saving a 2100 From Death: The Unsaver Way!

I daresay you've improved on the original with the symmetrical mod. And those cherry red LEDs!
by TicTocTom
09 Feb 2019, 05:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cleaning up zrrion's Wyse PCE
Replies: 27
Views: 6007

Re: Cleaning up zrrion's Wyse PCE

Very nice!
by TicTocTom
06 Jan 2019, 18:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Xerox terminal
Replies: 4
Views: 1068

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: 1108

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: 2713

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: 1363

I really like this. Would like to try something similar.
by TicTocTom
08 Jun 2018, 00:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3627
Views: 306323

Thanks Hasu. It's all good now. Loving it!
by TicTocTom
07 Jun 2018, 03:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3627
Views: 306323

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: 3627
Views: 306323

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: 535

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: 1108

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: 3627
Views: 306323

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: 1141

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: 3627
Views: 306323

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: 489

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: 870

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: 3627
Views: 306323

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: 1068

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...

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