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by zrrion
21 Mar 2019, 01:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Regarding the Cherry G80-2511 and the Kaihl Box switches
Replies: 12
Views: 276

Re: Regarding the Cherry G80-2511 and the Kaihl Box switches

Restore it and document the hell out of it before you do anything to it. If its something special you might be able to flip it for a profit and reinvest in a more common board to cut your teeth on.
by zrrion
20 Mar 2019, 02:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xerox DocuTKL: An Alps TKL
Replies: 22
Views: 735

Re: Xerox DocuTKL: An Alps TKL

For rerouting the USB I tend to use the small cable that they come with and plug that into a breakout board. I can then run wires from that to another breakout board. I do it this way, along with a socket for the controller, so that the controller can be removed in the event that I need it for a dif...
by zrrion
19 Mar 2019, 05:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry MX Keys to Alps SKCC
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Cherry MX Keys to Alps SKCC

I am not aware of any adapters. Due to the design of SKCC switches I would thing an adapter would be too tall to be usable.
What would be better would be a replacement slider with MX mount but these don't exist yet either. You would have to design a solution yourself basically.
by zrrion
18 Mar 2019, 18:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 406
Views: 29089

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

Finally, keys large enough to achieve optimal dick typing!
by zrrion
17 Mar 2019, 02:39
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ALPSaver [SM-FKB401] [SKCC Cream]
Replies: 3
Views: 176

ALPSaver [SM-FKB401] [SKCC Cream]

I have finally managed to snag an ALPSaver of my very own! https://i.imgur.com/3bJ0lWB.jpg This one was hooked up to an electron microscope which is honestly super cool. ( Here's one in with the scope ) It has a pretty unique layout that I personally love to pieces. and this one in particular has so...
by zrrion
15 Mar 2019, 16:05
Forum: Reviews
Topic: BOX switches
Replies: 45
Views: 2793

Re: BOX switches

A skcm style leaf in an MX compatible switch would be a dream. I like MX tactility well enough, but the requirement for keeping the weight/tactility ratio in a particular range prevents the light weight high tactility that I want from a switch. I would think that a click bar could be made to hook un...
by zrrion
12 Mar 2019, 18:32
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Kailh Switch Series,which one is your favorite?
Replies: 31
Views: 687

Re: Kailh Switch Series,which one is your favorite?

What's the alternative to iterative design then? Making revisions is how everything works. Computers, cars, every piece of technology will be worked on and updated. I don't get how getting better is a bad thing at all?
by zrrion
12 Mar 2019, 15:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for reccomendations for good, solidly built keyboard chassis
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Looking for reccomendations for good, solidly built keyboard chassis

The PCE bottom row is great and the caps are nice, leave that alone.
That said they would be very nice with some click bar or SMK clicky switches.
by zrrion
06 Mar 2019, 06:41
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22209
Views: 1060270

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Man, I'd have offered 25, 50 is well within the realm of reasonable offers
by zrrion
06 Mar 2019, 05:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Classic SP DCS keycaps [Wyse] are underrated
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Classic SP DCS keycaps [Wyse] are underrated

I really like these caps as well, I don't have a moogle kit but I thing the PCE bottom row is better than the standard bottom row on modern layouts anyway so I'm not to bothered by it. I really don't like the spacebar profile for DCS at all though. It feels like the front edge is pointed right at my...
by zrrion
05 Mar 2019, 21:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Additional keyboard for Macros
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Additional keyboard for Macros

If you didn't suggest tipro I was about to! If you need a bunch of macros just get a big macropad. Repurposing a regular keyboard is something in would do if I happened to have the usb-usb converter on hand sure, but its not something I'd recommend. (If only tipro had other switch options though)
by zrrion
04 Mar 2019, 01:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Soviet Model F clone with capacitive buckling springs
Replies: 34
Views: 1350

Re: Soviet Model F clone with capacitive buckling springs

Unicomp's ultraclasics look terrible, I'd stick with the classic if I were you
by zrrion
03 Mar 2019, 02:02
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22209
Views: 1060270

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

The regular layout is ergonomic for most, and for a lot of people it would seem that all it takes to improve the ergonomics is to flip the space bar.
by zrrion
02 Mar 2019, 01:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M Terminal keyboard
Replies: 18
Views: 580

Re: IBM Model F Terminal keyboard

If the metal plate inside is thicker that would add to the weight. I personally would try to fix it. Ms tend to clean well and it would be a good opportunity to learn since you wouldn't be at risk of harming a pristine board. The caps are super cool on your board and I would love to see it cleaned up.
by zrrion
01 Mar 2019, 05:48
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22209
Views: 1060270

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Image

Looks like Fujitsu leaf spring, and the system itself is cool
by zrrion
23 Feb 2019, 18:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 33
Views: 1944

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

I think beam springs were made before the additive that makes ABS yellow was required, so they don't yellow with age. I've never heard of engraved caps for beam springs, but if they are newer than the doubleshot caps then they might use new ABS with the additives that cause discolouration
by zrrion
23 Feb 2019, 03:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I almost got a Northgate Omnikey Ultra
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: I almost got a Northgate Omnikey Ultra

Its always weird that a bid that is smaller than an offer removes the best offer option especially since a seller gets a few days to accept/decline an offer and a bid in that time will still override it. I've been lucky and have been able to work it out with sellers to do things like bid what I offe...
by zrrion
23 Feb 2019, 01:38
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4339
Views: 215776

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

How much are Brown Alps going for? I'm specifically looking for brown alps with a dimpled contact leaf and I don't know if that would make a difference.
by zrrion
22 Feb 2019, 17:06
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 3862
Views: 340965

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

The options for add on keys look good, only thing its missing is front legends for test, cursr, and blink on the V, B, and N keys, but that's a super minor nitpick.
by zrrion
19 Feb 2019, 22:11
Forum: For sale
Topic: WTS NOS IBM hybrid keypad
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: WTS NOS IBM hybrid keypad

PMd
by zrrion
19 Feb 2019, 22:08
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Dirty Blue Alps Keyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: Dirty Blue Alps Keyboard

I've found 3 or so mechanical boards at good will, the rest of what I find is old typewriters or old calculators that have compatible caps and even when the search includes that stuff it still isn't too common. If you can get an in on a place w/ high volume where they set aside stuff for you then yo...
by zrrion
18 Feb 2019, 21:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3444
Views: 141706

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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Anyone have any info for this board? I actually own this one, and can say its no younger than 1980 per a date code on the controller, it was made by dae woo, and has skcc cream, but I'm not seeing much info online about it. Anyone know what it was for or what system it was used with?
by zrrion
18 Feb 2019, 20:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SKCM brown tactile leaf question
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: SKCM brown tactile leaf question

I've tried that and it doesn't feel anything like browns do, so the tactile leaf in browns has to be different is some way I just don't have any examples to test myself.
by zrrion
18 Feb 2019, 19:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SKCM brown tactile leaf question
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: SKCM brown tactile leaf question

The modified tactile leaf.
by zrrion
18 Feb 2019, 17:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SKCM brown tactile leaf question
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: SKCM brown tactile leaf question

Was it similar though? For fun I tried replacing the tactile leaf with a regular contact leaf and it is basically not noticeable so there's got to be something different about it vs. a normal contact leaf. If you wouldn't mind, could you try putting the tactile leaf w/ the dot into the contact assem...
by zrrion
18 Feb 2019, 02:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SKCM brown tactile leaf question
Replies: 12
Views: 425

SKCM brown tactile leaf question

I have heard that some SKCM brown switches have an embossed dot on the tactile leaf but I have not seen any examples. How common are these switches, and is the feel any different?
by zrrion
17 Feb 2019, 21:28
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM 6112884 "Pingmaster"
Replies: 22
Views: 519

Re: [WTB] IBM 6112884 "Pingmaster"

Well its either pingmini or pingotter, take your pick
by zrrion
17 Feb 2019, 20:23
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM 6112884 "Pingmaster"
Replies: 22
Views: 519

Re: [WTB] IBM 6112884 "Pingmaster"

I only hear it referred to as the pingmaster and I think I would recognize the number only if it was next to the "name"
by zrrion
13 Feb 2019, 22:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SKCM Alps Orange: Pinging After Cleaning Help
Replies: 24
Views: 762

Re: SKCM Alps Orange: Pinging After Cleaning Help

Tell him to make a thread about his ping research if he has a breakthrough, I would also like an answer to the riddle of ping.
by zrrion
13 Feb 2019, 04:23
Forum: For sale
Topic: [ENDED] WTS/WTT Some vintage stuff.
Replies: 24
Views: 2054

Re: WTS/WTT Some vintage stuff.

Small update to the first post. It is much easier for me to keep track of correspondence via email. Please use the forum to email me if you want to purchase something from this thread.

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