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by zrrion
Yesterday, 05:48
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1714
Views: 81475

Re: Stuff you just bought

I've got one of these in the mail that should be here in a few days: https://sgws3productimages.azureedge.net/sgwproductimages/images/2/4-27-2019/752196727131014ad.JPG and assuming I don't get sniped, I should have a calculator in the mail shortly: https://sgws3productimages.azureedge.net/sgwproduct...
by zrrion
13 May 2019, 04:20
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22376
Views: 1134121

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I would like to call dibs on that if no one objects.
by zrrion
12 May 2019, 14:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3535
Views: 160996

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

A pic of the switch would be very helpful if you can get it. The layout and those feet remind me of a podworld 292, but the bottom plate and the case design do not match at all.
by zrrion
10 May 2019, 04:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [SKCC cream] LANE 700 System hand wire
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: [SKCC cream] LANE 700 System hand wire

For anyone interested, here is a typing test of this keyboard: https://freesound.org/people/zrrion_the ... ds/469014/
by zrrion
10 May 2019, 04:41
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ALPSaver [SM-FKB401] [SKCC Cream]
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: ALPSaver [SM-FKB401] [SKCC Cream]

For anyone interested, here's a typing test of the board: https://freesound.org/people/zrrion_the ... ds/469013/
by zrrion
07 May 2019, 19:31
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22376
Views: 1134121

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

The bottom 2 rows look kinda like it but a better view of the space bar would be a great help. The font doesn't look like the skcc boards I've seen, but it does not necessarily rule it out.
A pic of the switch would settle the matter.
by zrrion
07 May 2019, 05:29
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [SHIPPED] Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)
Replies: 64
Views: 2800

Re: [SHIPPED] Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)

In the future a GB like this with a smaller moq would be nice since it would be easier to hit
by zrrion
04 May 2019, 21:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Old IBM Model m with a unique controller help
Replies: 23
Views: 830

Re: Old IBM Model m with a unique controller help

When was the board it came from made?
by zrrion
02 May 2019, 06:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [SKCC cream] LANE 700 System hand wire
Replies: 2
Views: 227

[SKCC cream] LANE 700 System hand wire

I have an interesting SKCC board today. I do not know anything about it. and I have not been able to find anything about it online. One of the chips inside had a date code for 1980 and the person JP! bought it from purchased it in 1999, so That gives me a window for manufacture time. That's really a...
by zrrion
02 May 2019, 05:36
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ALPSaver [SM-FKB401] [SKCC Cream]
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: ALPSaver [SM-FKB401] [SKCC Cream]

So I used this board at work for something like 2 weeks to really get used to the thing. I adjusted the layout a bit to make it a bit more user friendly (for this user anyway) and I really like typing on it. I feel like I am typing quickly on it and it sounds very nice. The all metal chassis makes i...
by zrrion
01 May 2019, 17:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...
Replies: 16
Views: 545

Re: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...

If Microsoft can make the windows and app keys standard then I think IBM could absolutely have made insert a system wide lock if they were so inclined. I do like the alternate numpad you've got there that woks with standard insert behavior though, and is what I would go with if I didn't add insert l...
by zrrion
01 May 2019, 07:22
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: VideoWriter printer minus the switches
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: VideoWriter printer minus the switches

Why would brown ALPS need proprietary caps?
by zrrion
01 May 2019, 07:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...
Replies: 16
Views: 545

Re: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...

I think the reason the right side of the Enhanced Keyboard layout is so open is because a lot of people criticized the XT for its cramped right side, so IBM made sure to give people room on that side. However, in a hypothetical world where IBM made their decisions to enhance the keyboard differently...
by zrrion
30 Apr 2019, 00:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: '93 Alps Switch Catalog
Replies: 20
Views: 954

Re: '93 Alps Switch Catalog

I would be super interested in prints/shirts of the exploded switch, ngl
by zrrion
28 Apr 2019, 09:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 93
Views: 4243

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

These look like discrete switches though so I don't have anything concrete to go on but My guess is that they are a discrete rubber dome similar to Brother's proto-topre design that they used in some of their electric typewriters. So long as the price isn't terrible I'd say get the board for keyboar...
by zrrion
27 Apr 2019, 21:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3083
Views: 120369

Re: Alps Appreciation

I really like the look of thew board! If you do end up doing a GB you can count me in for one. Support 1.5, 1, 1.5 on the right of the spacebar would be cool too.
by zrrion
20 Apr 2019, 01:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is there any kind of Macintosh Plus-like modern keycaps?
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Is there any kind of Macintosh Plus-like modern keycaps?

That looks like it might be SKCC Grey, not mitsumi. Its hard to tell, since the wiki doesn't have pictures, but the slider is a dead ringer for SKCC
by zrrion
18 Apr 2019, 06:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3083
Views: 120369

Re: Alps Appreciation

@gains: The symbol is the logo for JEOL . I use it as a windows key and it has an external coil spring to prevent accidentally pressing it when I miss backspace. @Zed: I haven't really done too much with bad ALPS switches in general, the SKCM/SKCL switches I've had are generally in decent enough sha...
by zrrion
18 Apr 2019, 02:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3083
Views: 120369

Re: Alps Appreciation

Family photo with all but 2 of my SKCC boards:
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I still want to get a Nabu and Morrows SKCC board so maybe in the future I can retake this with even more boards.
by zrrion
16 Apr 2019, 20:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Let's make the worst layout ever!
Replies: 91
Views: 2585

Re: Let's make the worst layout ever!

I think "doesn't aggravate RSI with frequent use" is a decent metric for what is ergonomic. By that metric I think the default layout is ergonomic enough for most users. That's not an especially useful definition though and its because the term ergonomic is rather broad. All keyboards, to varying ex...
by zrrion
11 Apr 2019, 19:38
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB]Ibm Model F bigass enter key
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: [WTB]Ibm Model F bigass enter key

Your other option is to source them from Wheelwriters
by zrrion
11 Apr 2019, 01:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3535
Views: 160996

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

It looked like a KPT clone
by zrrion
10 Apr 2019, 19:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed
Replies: 10
Views: 638

Re: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed

This is a super cool! Would you ever make one of these for someone else, asking for a friend.
by zrrion
05 Apr 2019, 17:09
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22376
Views: 1134121

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Its from a Mac portable
by zrrion
31 Mar 2019, 21:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Help] Handwire behaving strange
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: [Help] Handwire behaving strange

Yeah, I've done hand-wires before I just completely spaced it and somehow never thought to check that lol.
by zrrion
31 Mar 2019, 20:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Help] Handwire behaving strange
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: [Help] Handwire behaving strange

Wow, I can';t believe I missed something that simple. I'm redoing the diodes presently and we'll see how it goes.
by zrrion
31 Mar 2019, 11:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Help] Handwire behaving strange
Replies: 5
Views: 243

[Help] Handwire behaving strange

I've got a very strange issue with a board I'm trying to handwire. I have swapped out controllers, changed to different firmware, and completely rewired the board and no matter the configuration the issue is the same. all the diodes are in the same direction, none of them are dead, all the switches ...
by zrrion
28 Mar 2019, 16:13
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22376
Views: 1134121

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

13.5u is where its at tbh.
I don't know why apple even bothers with 14.5u ISO boards. They toss out tradition in the name of "innovation" all the time so not having an iso-enter in a UK layout board sounds like something apple would do but here we are.
by zrrion
21 Mar 2019, 01:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Regarding the Cherry G80-2511 and the Kaihl Box switches
Replies: 13
Views: 537

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 DocuT̶K̶LSaver: An Alps custom full sized compact build log
Replies: 44
Views: 1859

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...

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