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by TheInverseKey
19 Sep 2020, 21:55
Forum: Vendors
Topic: VintKeys Stock Update
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: VintKeys Stock Update

ZedTheMan wrote:
19 Sep 2020, 21:13
Mind describing the differences in the alps openers?
Sure one is better for single switches(white) while the other one(black) is better for switches in boards.
by TheInverseKey
19 Sep 2020, 18:59
Forum: Vendors
Topic: VintKeys Stock Update
Replies: 4
Views: 163

VintKeys Stock Update

Hi All, VintKeys is here with new Alps products in stock! Don't worry VintKeys also has stocked some MX products as well that the community has been asking for. New Alps Products VintKeys is here with new Alps products in stock! From NOS SKCL Green Modules to lube and openers. VintKeys is happy to a...
by TheInverseKey
12 Sep 2020, 01:20
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps
Replies: 24
Views: 2711

Re: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps

sneaux wrote:
11 Sep 2020, 09:10
TheInverseKey wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 23:51
toniwonkanobi wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 05:00
Status update? Still de-soldering? :)
I will have an update on Thursday.
Can we gently ask how it’s going? :)
Good, Going to post the final update Sunday!
by TheInverseKey
05 Sep 2020, 17:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Cherry MX emulates Alps Amber?
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: What Cherry MX emulates Alps Amber?

Having both Alps Ambers and a lot of clicky MX switches the best match is ProWrold switches as they are just as tactile and feel about 95% the same due to how they operate.
by TheInverseKey
23 Aug 2020, 20:23
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps
Replies: 24
Views: 2711

Re: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps

Do we get the keycaps as well for 180? How do we secure an order and when can we expect them? Yes you will be getting keycaps with the module. For in stock I will be getting mailers for the modules soon. After I will be posting the date in the main post for release date and time. You thinking this ...
by TheInverseKey
23 Aug 2020, 19:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps
Replies: 24
Views: 2711

Re: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps

winteralfs wrote:
15 Aug 2020, 08:14
Do we get the keycaps as well for 180? How do we secure an order and when can we expect them?
Yes you will be getting keycaps with the module. For in stock I will be getting mailers for the modules soon. After I will be posting the date in the main post for release date and time.
by TheInverseKey
14 Aug 2020, 06:24
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps
Replies: 24
Views: 2711

Re: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps

I edit the initial post with and update in 10 mins as of this post.
by TheInverseKey
11 Aug 2020, 23:51
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps
Replies: 24
Views: 2711

Re: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps

toniwonkanobi wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 05:00
Status update? Still de-soldering? :)
I will have an update on Thursday.
by TheInverseKey
11 Aug 2020, 07:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: building 60% keyboard with vintage switches
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: building 60% keyboard with vintage switches

Nice space invaders one, welcome to the SI 60% gang!
by TheInverseKey
09 Aug 2020, 22:44
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Taking a break
Replies: 29
Views: 9546

Re: Taking a break

Hey Snacks,

Thanks for what you have done for the community. I hope that you are able to focus on the positive that come out of all of this. I hope that you are on the right path to recovery and wish you all the best!

TheInverseKey
by TheInverseKey
09 Aug 2020, 21:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cable for IBM 5576-001
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Cable for IBM 5576-001

The IBM 5576-001 uses a different pinout compared to an SDL connector and the connector is physically different as well. I also have been looking for this cable as well.
by TheInverseKey
02 Aug 2020, 22:29
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Lubing NMB Space Invaders
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Lubing NMB Space Invaders

Hi All,

I finally decided to remake this as I have been asked over the last year about lubing Space Invaders. This should cover it better. Also if you still have questions you can always comment here.

by TheInverseKey
30 Jul 2020, 21:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps
Replies: 24
Views: 2711

Re: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps

ddrfraser1 wrote:
30 Jul 2020, 20:43
TheInverseKey wrote:
25 Jul 2020, 05:51

https://vintkeys.ca.
Man, all your stuff looks pristine! Good restores, great photography! I feel like I'm in THX-1138.
Thanks, needs to be updated again as the collection has changed a lot.
by TheInverseKey
30 Jul 2020, 21:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps
Replies: 24
Views: 2711

Re: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps

catawalks wrote:
30 Jul 2020, 18:17
Would it be more economical to sell them by the board instead of desoldering them yourself? Might ease the burden a bit.
Shipping would be increase by a bit for sure due to the size and weight.
by TheInverseKey
30 Jul 2020, 21:45
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps
Replies: 24
Views: 2711

Re: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps

abrahamstechnology wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 18:26
Are these in keyboards or plate assemblies? What do they look like may I ask?
Plate assemblies
by TheInverseKey
29 Jul 2020, 23:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: NKRO on old keyboards
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: NKRO on old keyboards

@elecplus Most terminal terminal keyboards that are WYSE or rebanded are NKRO. Also some space invader boards are as well but they have to have the diodes in order for this to be applicable.
by TheInverseKey
25 Jul 2020, 05:51
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps
Replies: 24
Views: 2711

[IC] NOS SKCL Green Alps

Hi All, I would like introduce myself formally the owner of https://vintkeys.ca . I have been in the keyboard scene since early 2016 and in the vintage scene since 2017. I recently got in touch with a seller that has a warehouse full of NOS SKCL Green Alps. These switches originally and still are in...
by TheInverseKey
24 Jul 2020, 20:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage findings - keyboards, brochures, typewriters etc
Replies: 16
Views: 2019

Re: Vintage findings - keyboards, brochures, typewriters etc

laazeri wrote:
24 Jul 2020, 08:37
For everyone asking if I will share the papers, YES! I will scan all of them and share publicly in the deskthority wiki and possibly on other sites.
Thanks so much the NMB one looks Amazing!
by TheInverseKey
23 Jul 2020, 18:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Good Case Acoustics for Alps Boards?
Replies: 8
Views: 1492

Re: Good Case Acoustics for Alps Boards?

I have Amber Alps in my Orion v3 and I have to say that this is on of the better custom keyboards that sounds decent with Alps.
by TheInverseKey
23 Jul 2020, 05:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Seen on ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 1115

Re: Seen on ebay

Yeah for sure I have 1 of these: viewtopic.php?f=62&t=22278&hilit=elma
by TheInverseKey
13 Jul 2020, 02:29
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4484
Views: 388841

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

Jesseg wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 11:17
How much is my NIB white linear space invaders board worth?
Spoiler:
Image
About $100 USD tops, these are quite common. elecplus had a lot for sale at one point.
by TheInverseKey
22 Jun 2020, 06:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hmm, I've got a (not so?) crazy idea
Replies: 15
Views: 1796

Re: Hmm, I've got a (not so?) crazy idea

I use to work on keyboards at my desk a lot and also needed to look up things on the googler as well. Then someone in the Canadian Discord messaged me about and Alps based keyboard that was used in a server rack that took up 1u. Also these were NOS which made the deal even better! Interested they se...
by TheInverseKey
22 Jun 2020, 06:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: CGX 32-key keypad
Replies: 1
Views: 694

Re: CGX 32-key keypad

Nice write up, great that you provided the code as well! :D
by TheInverseKey
19 Jun 2020, 05:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How common are bleached dyesubs?
Replies: 11
Views: 1061

Re: How common are bleached dyesubs?

Speaking of purplish colour, I have a couple of NMB boards with space invaders and dye subs that were outside for an extended period. Some of the lettering has almost disappeared, and what is left is mostly a light purple. Some caps from an RT8875 included for comparison. I have some caps like this...
by TheInverseKey
19 Jun 2020, 05:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's WYSE Converter
Replies: 13
Views: 1523

Re: Soarer's WYSE Converter

Personally I like external converters so I made an external converter by buying a RJ10 female connector and made a converter box that housed the ProMirco.
by TheInverseKey
13 Jun 2020, 01:35
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many keyboards is enough?!
Replies: 26
Views: 3795

Re: How many keyboards is enough?!

Until there is none left from a certain switch?
by TheInverseKey
09 Jun 2020, 20:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: A Japanese Keyboard Adventure
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Re: A Japanese Keyboard Adventure

Please post pictures to the wiki if possible with any other information.
by TheInverseKey
08 Jun 2020, 00:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help with converting Philips P2812
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Re: Need help with converting Philips P2812

Turns out that I had connected reset line this whole time, with TMK converter you can do that on micro pro. I disconnected it and now it works perfectly with Soarers. Thanks for help!
Glad that you got it working!

BTW which switches did yours come with?
by TheInverseKey
07 Jun 2020, 06:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: A Modern Contactless MX-style mount switch?
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: A Modern Contactless MX-style mount switch?

Like Gnho stated not really possible, the PCB that the switches would need is unique because of the sensing for hall effect. Therefore, there is no current manufacture that is making what you are looking for.

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