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by Dikkus
Yesterday, 16:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I visited Unicomp a couple days ago, typed on their new Mini M, and asked them some community questions. *long*
Replies: 14
Views: 475

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

Findecanor wrote:
Yesterday, 16:28
Dikkus wrote:
Yesterday, 09:34
Good read. Thanks. 10KRO, huh? Interesting.
Whenever you see "10KRO" or "14KRO", expect 6KRO and a non-standard way of counting.
Yes, I'm going to assume 6KRO. But even then that is quite an improvement. I had thought they were only going to optimize the cluster around WASD.
by Dikkus
Yesterday, 09:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M replacement keycaps - Where to buy?
Replies: 41
Views: 6716

Re: IBM Model M replacement keycaps - Where to buy?

The new one piece keycaps from Unicomp are quite smooth on model Fs, at least in my opinion. The older two part unicomp keycaps are DEFINITELY scratchy on model Fs but not really noticeable on Model Ms. Interesting. I don't have any one parts to test, but I believe you. It's curious, though. Has an...
by Dikkus
08 Jul 2020, 04:49
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5099
Views: 614436

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

My Unicomp keys on my Model F are incredibly scratchy as well, though they feel perfectly fine on a regular M. The same can be said for an older 1992 set. That being said, keys from my 1986 Model M feel completely normal on a Model F, lacking the intense scratchiness of the aforementioned two. They ...
by Dikkus
06 Jul 2020, 10:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M replacement keycaps - Where to buy?
Replies: 41
Views: 6716

Re: IBM Model M replacement keycaps - Where to buy?

I know this reply is really late, but my Unicomp keycaps are too short, nothing wrong with the printing at all, they are just noticeably shorter than genuine IBM caps, they also rock from side to side constantly and they bottom out right after the tactile bump, which basically ruins the whole point...
by Dikkus
21 Jun 2020, 05:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do I need to screw mod my Model M?
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: Do I need to screw mod my Model M?

It's a very simple process, even someone as clumsy as me was able to do one with the encouragement of the users here. I think the best part of doing a bolt mod -- aside from making the board more serviceable -- is the opportunity to replace the thick rubber mat with a thin latex mat from Unicomp, a...
by Dikkus
21 Jun 2020, 04:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do I need to screw mod my Model M?
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: Do I need to screw mod my Model M?

It's a very simple process, even someone as clumsy as me was able to do one with the encouragement of the users here. I think the best part of doing a bolt mod -- aside from making the board more serviceable -- is the opportunity to replace the thick rubber mat with a thin latex mat from Unicomp, as...
by Dikkus
19 Jun 2020, 06:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How common are bleached dyesubs?
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: How common are bleached dyesubs?

Wow. That price and that condition, and the seller says it's in "great shape." :lol:
by Dikkus
18 Jun 2020, 07:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How common are bleached dyesubs?
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: How common are bleached dyesubs?

Apologies if the terminology is incorrect, that's just what I've seen it referred to over the internet. Here's an example, apparently it only took 2 weeks for this guy to have defective dyesubs: https://files.catbox.moe/7u0jin.jpg And here's a picture from my "bleached" A keycap next a normal S keyc...
by Dikkus
18 Jun 2020, 06:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How common are bleached dyesubs?
Replies: 11
Views: 599

How common are bleached dyesubs?

Having seen more than a few very old IBM keyboards now, I just came across a bleached "A" key on my recently acquired '86 Model M. It got me looking around on the web for other people with bleached dyesubs, merely out of curiosity. I've seen some people get bleached dyesubs within a few months, othe...
by Dikkus
29 May 2020, 05:50
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5099
Views: 614436

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

Has anyone else noticed issues with the powdercoating, for those using these keyboards often? Over 200 keyboards have been mailed, some of which were mailed last year and have been in use since then. So far one case has been shared. I have been keeping in touch with many of you over email and PM an...
by Dikkus
25 May 2020, 10:49
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5099
Views: 614436

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

Hi everyone, anybody faced this issue? Realised it after 2 months of unboxing it. It's bugging me that the powder coating is such a low quality :( Yeah, unfortunately mine has quite a bit of chipping and problems as well. It wasn't damaged on my end, at least. It's mostly out of sight, though, so...
by Dikkus
07 May 2020, 08:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Modding a Topre board -- how tight should the screws be upon reassembly?
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Modding a Topre board -- how tight should the screws be upon reassembly?

Hello friends, I was recently modding a Topre board to stick some BKE domes in it. Specifically it's the FC660C model, which has a metal plate. I have to wonder, though, how tight should the screws be upon reassembly? It seems that the tightness makes a decent impact on switch feel and sound; if I t...
by Dikkus
26 Mar 2020, 08:08
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5099
Views: 614436

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

I've been testing the new firmware for a few days now and it seems to work perfectly. As an aside, does anyone else happen to have rod stabilizer frustrations? Both my Unicomp and my IBM SSK have pretty flawless stabilizers - no binding at all and they're quite smooth - but my F62's stabs feel prett...
by Dikkus
24 Mar 2020, 10:02
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5099
Views: 614436

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

It's a known bug. If you choose the wrong controller, the program freezes. If it does, just go cmd + opt + esc and kill the program. Then choose the other controller in the list. That worked. Thanks! Now that I have lowered the voltage threshold from 122 to 110, I am picking up several keys that we...
by Dikkus
22 Mar 2020, 23:56
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5099
Views: 614436

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

Great that this was resolved. Thanks a lot, pandrew!
by Dikkus
07 Mar 2020, 16:34
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5099
Views: 614436

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

Thought I would order space bars and 1.5U keys from Unicomp and try to fit in an extra modifier. https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/SB https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/mwide Am I right that I need the small space bar pre 7/2013? The 1.5U key comes in "grey" and "pebble". Which of these ...
by Dikkus
05 Mar 2020, 09:25
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5099
Views: 614436

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

Dikkus have you tried the debounce 6 firmware? Have you tried on another computer? Also what did you do to the space bar besides re-seat it? And how did you re-seat it? Yes. Updating the firmware was one of the first things I tried. I did try reproducing this on my laptop and ran into the same issu...
by Dikkus
04 Mar 2020, 18:52
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5099
Views: 614436

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

Dikkus have you tried the debounce 6 firmware? Have you tried on another computer? Also what did you do to the space bar besides re-seat it? And how did you re-seat it? Yes. Updating the firmware was one of the first things I tried. I did try reproducing this on my laptop and ran into the same issu...
by Dikkus
04 Mar 2020, 08:00
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5099
Views: 614436

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

I received my F62 a day ago and have been typing on it since. Initial impressions are very good - it feels great, the construction is solid, and the presentation was well done. The case has some blotches on it, but, as they are not readily visible without close examination, it doesn't bug me so much...
by Dikkus
14 Nov 2019, 16:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: EnjoyPBT Keycaps?
Replies: 24
Views: 3333

Re: EnjoyPBT Keycaps?

My experience with ePBT is pretty variable. They make some nice looking sets, but *all* of my ePBT sets have had at least 1 key with a broken steam, and warping on keys greater than 1U is very common, with the right shift and spacebar tending to suffer the most from this. One of my left shifts is so...
by Dikkus
21 Sep 2019, 05:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where is your god of clicks now?! :D
Replies: 21
Views: 2522

Re: Where is your god of clicks now?! :D

swampangel wrote:
19 Sep 2019, 14:48
flowerlandfilms wrote:
19 Sep 2019, 13:04
...wood is the future...
+1

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Looks fantastic!
by Dikkus
16 Sep 2019, 23:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where is your god of clicks now?! :D
Replies: 21
Views: 2522

Re: Where is your god of clicks now?! :D

ppCircle wrote:
16 Sep 2019, 22:55
Is that endgame space saving 60% keyboard?
The tallest "space saving" keyboard ever
by Dikkus
08 Sep 2019, 23:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some bolt modding questions
Replies: 54
Views: 5305

Re: Some bolt modding questions

Wazrach wrote:
08 Sep 2019, 22:44
Dikkus wrote:
08 Sep 2019, 22:21
Anyway, it's all done now and working perfectly! Thanks so much for all the advice guys, it was very helpful.

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Come on, let's have a sound test. :)
Here's some clacking for you:

https://files.catbox.moe/n85sjo.ogg
by Dikkus
08 Sep 2019, 22:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some bolt modding questions
Replies: 54
Views: 5305

Re: Some bolt modding questions

Anyway, it's all done now and working perfectly! Thanks so much for all the advice guys, it was very helpful.

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by Dikkus
08 Sep 2019, 21:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some bolt modding questions
Replies: 54
Views: 5305

Re: Some bolt modding questions

Nevermind. I was doing something extremely dumb -- I wasn't squeezing the assembly underneath the clips. It's fine now.
by Dikkus
08 Sep 2019, 21:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some bolt modding questions
Replies: 54
Views: 5305

Re: Some bolt modding questions

Alright I finished my bolt mod and it went well, but I cannot for the life of me get the front cover back on. It's driving me crazy. The bottom clips just WONT go in.
by Dikkus
07 Sep 2019, 22:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some bolt modding questions
Replies: 54
Views: 5305

Re: Some bolt modding questions

Get a replacement but use this one for practice. Yeah, I suppose since I'm already this far I might as well. I've seen some people say that theirs works fine even with a crack after a bolt mod, we shall see. There's no reason why it shouldn't work - I suppose it's like a crack in the case. It's the...
by Dikkus
07 Sep 2019, 21:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some bolt modding questions
Replies: 54
Views: 5305

Re: Some bolt modding questions

JP! wrote:
07 Sep 2019, 21:34
Get a replacement but use this one for practice.
Yeah, I suppose since I'm already this far I might as well. I've seen some people say that theirs works fine even with a crack after a bolt mod, we shall see.
by Dikkus
07 Sep 2019, 21:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some bolt modding questions
Replies: 54
Views: 5305

Re: Some bolt modding questions

So I did the disassembly today, which was relatively painless, but once I got to the barrel plate I realized -- just my luck -- there's already a crack in it. This is before drilling. Pic: https://framapic.org/HGBODfItgOuU/focvjXDwyuVi.jpg Do you guys think I can still work with this, or should I ju...

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