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by 1391401
10 Oct 2016, 03:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dealing with a stain on an IBM Model M case?
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Try alcohol. I've removed all sorts of stains from my Model M's over the years, and it won't damage the case. If it's ink based, that'll remove it.
by 1391401
14 May 2016, 01:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Getting a Topre for gaming. Need help choosing.
Replies: 124
Views: 7494

I have a Logitech G710+ and a Realforce 87U, as well as a 104U silent. If you thought the G710+ was a bit too light, you don't want 45g Topre switches because the weighting feels pretty close to the G710+, in my opinion. If you're going to buy a Realforce, get the 87U (55g). Personally, I prefer var...
by 1391401
13 Oct 2015, 08:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Enabling an IBM 122-key terminal keyboard non-invasively?
Replies: 26
Views: 23065

The easy way is to get one of these. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Soarers-Converter-Adapter-for-IBM-Model-F-122-Keyboard-Remapping-Macros-NKR-/271644933588?hash=item3f3f4cbdd4 If there's any downside to that adapter it's that it doesn't have a reset switch, though it's probably irrelevant considerin...
by 1391401
20 Jul 2015, 12:35
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4865
Views: 577029

Sphericals. Yes.
by 1391401
30 Jun 2015, 10:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M Problem with space bar
Replies: 18
Views: 2652

I'm pretty sure the metal clip / wire that's attached to the underside of the space bar (not the stabilizer) is a ground wire. None of my M's have one, and dare I say I don't think it's necessary. Not that I'm recommending you remove it.
by 1391401
29 Jan 2015, 19:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM model M industrial? Seriously...
Replies: 35
Views: 3699

That Industrial SSK with blank caps looks nice, but I could care less about the standard 101 key industrial M.
by 1391401
29 Jan 2015, 18:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM model M industrial? Seriously...
Replies: 35
Views: 3699

I'll be honest. I wouldn't want an industrial M even if they were $20(well, maybe I would if only to resell it for bank), and a lot of it comes down to the color, which does absolutely nothing for me, but that's me. Personally, I think they're ugly.
by 1391401
29 Jun 2014, 05:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: help me identify a keyboard.
Replies: 10
Views: 942

cinnamonrollz wrote: yes thats it, now im curious what its worth. I've got a flawless mint condition one that i dont care for.
Even in mint condition, you're probably looking at somewhere around $30 - $40. They don't sell very well on eBay.
by 1391401
15 Jun 2014, 09:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Take Care Cleaning IBM Keyboard Cases: IBM Logo Disappears!
Replies: 11
Views: 883

I've never had a problem using 91% isopropyl alcohol to clean the case, including the badge.
by 1391401
30 May 2014, 19:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help with 122-key Model F ANSI mod
Replies: 29
Views: 1963

The brackets are transplantable? They're not readily interchangeable, no. However, if you dremel them out of an old Model M or F and epoxy them over the (dremeled out and ground down) brackets of (your keyboard here), I don't see why that wouldn't work. Not the most convenient solution, I know, but...
by 1391401
30 May 2014, 14:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help with 122-key Model F ANSI mod
Replies: 29
Views: 1963

I'd be averse to try it unless I had an F-122 whose bracket(s) was/were broken. I'd also prefer to steal brackets from an old, disheveled Model M (which shouldn't be hard to come by on eBay) rather than make new ones(a la fohat). Have you tried taking the space bar off of your F-122 and sticking it ...
by 1391401
30 May 2014, 00:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help with 122-key Model F ANSI mod
Replies: 29
Views: 1963

I noticed the space bar on my F-122's sounded louder / noisier than the ones on my AT / XT F's as well, which initially lead me to adjust the wire stabilizer. That helped to some extent. Granted, it's still there, but it tightened up the sound a bit. I don't think there's any way to fully eliminate ...
by 1391401
22 May 2014, 07:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help with 122-key Model F ANSI mod
Replies: 29
Views: 1963

Thanks. I just ordered several.
by 1391401
21 May 2014, 21:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help with 122-key Model F ANSI mod
Replies: 29
Views: 1963

Thank you. I ended up sanding down the sides of my Unicomp inserts to make them fit.
by 1391401
21 May 2014, 20:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help with 122-key Model F ANSI mod
Replies: 29
Views: 1963

Help with 122-key Model F ANSI mod

I'm finishing an ANSI mod on a 122 key Model F but I need insert stabilizer sleeves for the empty barrels as the Model M inserts do not fit. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.
by 1391401
16 May 2014, 14:22
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp does it again (Large-print keycaps)
Replies: 25
Views: 3759

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by 1391401
16 May 2014, 03:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Enabling an IBM 122-key terminal keyboard non-invasively?
Replies: 26
Views: 23065

No problem. If you need any help with the build, let me know.
by 1391401
16 May 2014, 03:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 190
Views: 16538

E TwentyNine wrote:I think that's the XTant. Custom barrel plate and PCB. It's more of a custom keyboard in an XT case.

It is beautiful work
Your board is more aesthetically pleasing, in my opinion.
by 1391401
15 May 2014, 23:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 190
Views: 16538

I originally considered pulling the spring from the key beside left Shift in order to fit it with a Shift key from a Model M, but I haven't mustered up the courage to actually do it. The 1.25x shift keys are ample for me, and I found a good use for the backslash key by making into a left Fn key. Th...
by 1391401
15 May 2014, 19:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 190
Views: 16538

I originally considered pulling the spring from the key beside left Shift in order to fit it with a Shift key from a Model M, but I haven't mustered up the courage to actually do it.
by 1391401
15 May 2014, 19:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 190
Views: 16538

That said, I would prefer an ANSI left Shift and Enter key. There's a tutorial that shows how to modify them, however I'm not brave enough to go to the extent that the mod requires. For me, it's a minor quibble, though. If you type on it long enough, you may find that you actually prefer the defaul...
by 1391401
15 May 2014, 07:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Enabling an IBM 122-key terminal keyboard non-invasively?
Replies: 26
Views: 23065

I just built an external converter using a female 5 pin DIN 240 degree connector a couple of days ago for my terminal Model F. A cinch to build and works a treat. I purchased the connector here . Wire it to the solder pads on the Teensy via Soarer's diagram, load Soarer's firmware, and you're in bus...
by 1391401
15 May 2014, 07:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 190
Views: 16538

I'm going to have to beg to differ on that point. As I missed the dedicated navigation cluster and the ALTs, I came up with this: http://i.imgur.com/BG7pTOe.jpg ( Build here: http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=52379 ) I love the color scheme. I think this mod brings the AT closer to a Space Saver ...
by 1391401
15 May 2014, 04:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 190
Views: 16538

My keyboard ownership progression is as follows: IBM Model M --> XT Model F --> AT Model F --> 122-key Model F What I like about the Model M is the layout and build quality, however I always felt the actuation force was a bit too high for my taste. I'd been hearing such good things about the key fee...
by 1391401
09 May 2014, 23:23
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Models F 122 ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2050

webwit wrote:It makes me wonder what they did make
Maybe springs and hammers.
by 1391401
09 May 2014, 15:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F
Replies: 10
Views: 722

Thanks!
by 1391401
09 May 2014, 14:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F
Replies: 10
Views: 722

IBM Model F

Is the 122-key Model F 2KRO or NKRO?
by 1391401
19 Jun 2013, 06:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Have you seen this keyboard ??
Replies: 25
Views: 1767

I like the green.
by 1391401
08 Jun 2013, 12:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Clicky keyboard with best build quality
Replies: 18
Views: 2959

Other than the overt case flex, creaking, shoddy finish, and poor key cap flashing, Unicomp's are decent quality boards. I have one in storage I'll probably never use so long as I have a Model F in my possession.
by 1391401
30 May 2013, 15:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What do model M's feel like?
Replies: 2
Views: 589

I have a Unicomp Ultra Classic, which I love dearly. But, since it is a new version of the Model M, I was wondering if the Model M was any different. Does anyone here have a Model M as well as a Unicomp, and can tell me the differences, if there are any? I have a Unicomp Classic and, in my opinion,...

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