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by kakan
17 Mar 2019, 18:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Dumb question of the day: Are there any WS2801 leds small enough to fit inside linear Alps switches?
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Dumb question of the day: Are there any WS2801 leds small enough to fit inside linear Alps switches?

1204 / 1206 / 0603 SMD led diodes will fit. You can drive them with something like the WS2801 to make them adressable. if you want a pre-package adressable RGB led driver, the only package that should work is the 3528/6028 were you could have cutouts of the pcb to fit on the underside atleast what I...
by kakan
07 Mar 2019, 19:27
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Wiki VisualEditor
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Wiki VisualEditor

Good to hear we get some new tools. Hopefully people will start to contribute.
by kakan
07 Mar 2019, 18:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)
Replies: 36
Views: 1103

Re: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)

wow they really did clean up nicely. And the text document is a sign
by kakan
04 Mar 2019, 15:45
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5576 keyboard with Alps Plate Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: IBM 5576 keyboard with Alps Plate Spring

getting some Vietnam flashbacks
by kakan
02 Mar 2019, 18:45
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1682
Views: 71217

Re: Stuff you just bought

I purchased an inexpensive photography lighting kit a few months back. But I'm clumsy and broke two of bulbs that it came with. I was tickled at how hilariously huge the replacement bulbs were in comparison. Hope these serve me well as I document my keyboard escapades! https://i.imgur.com/TqN410E.j...
by kakan
28 Feb 2019, 17:15
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Does Your Ideal Mouse Exist?
Replies: 173
Views: 12976

Re:

oh wow! That mouse looks amazing! but what if my hand is a bit smudgy? It won't look that great after 2 months of use, unless you're a clean-o-phile. The surface is matte so nothing will stick to the surface, what I've found is that dead skin sticks to the side due to me rubbing my fingers across t...
by kakan
26 Feb 2019, 17:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: DSS anyone
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: DSS anyone

BTW, there have been a short discussion somewhere of the possibility of combining DSS and SA profiles, using a different profile for different rows. I dunno if that is feasible or if the features and finishes would be too different. that would be interesting :D DSS comes only in matte top, semi-mat...
by kakan
26 Feb 2019, 16:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Operation Darling - Local recycling center raid !
Replies: 281
Views: 15213

Re: Operation Darling - Local recycling center raid !

Wodan wrote:
26 Feb 2019, 09:18
I am desperately waiting for the next call and expecting quite the giant haul ... it's been three months ... :|
the one who waits for something good never waits too long. :lol:
by kakan
26 Feb 2019, 16:06
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] End-game Alps TKL
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: [WTB] End-game Alps TKL

Laser wrote:
26 Feb 2019, 15:59
How? :P
Life finds a way.
by kakan
24 Feb 2019, 22:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: TX84: Half plate alps TKL
Replies: 15
Views: 1205

Re: TX84: Half plate alps TKL

exceptionally good job. When I saw your post on GH I immediately bookmarked it. I'm been intrested in using a halfplate for one of my builds. Do you think not using leds will make the alignment much harder? And do you know what ptfe powder you were using? I'm always looking for a new lube to try. D...
by kakan
24 Feb 2019, 18:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: TX84: Half plate alps TKL
Replies: 15
Views: 1205

Re: TX84: Half plate alps TKL

exceptionally good job. When I saw your post on GH I immediately bookmarked it. I'm been intrested in using a halfplate for one of my builds. Do you think not using leds will make the alignment much harder? And do you know what ptfe powder you were using? I'm always looking for a new lube to try.
by kakan
19 Feb 2019, 16:49
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Dirty Blue Alps Keyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 340

Re: Dirty Blue Alps Keyboard

A dirty board usually go for 200~ so that would be a decent price for the condition. Or import from Asia.
by kakan
12 Feb 2019, 18:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Broken microcontroller: what to do next
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Broken microcontroller: what to do next

Take some high quality pictures of the pcb and we may figure out whats wrong with the board
by kakan
03 Feb 2019, 12:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How do you guys repair cut PCB traces?
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: How do you guys repair cut PCB traces?

Are other solder joints like that? They seem to be starting to corrode.
by kakan
26 Jan 2019, 14:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resoldering switches
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Resoldering switches

63/37 Leaded solder 0.6mm width with RMA core Adjustable temperature on a soldering iron, preferable with different tips to suit your needs. A good quality solder sucker (don't skimp out). With wave soldered boards I usually go over all the legs and retin them with 63/37 so it makes it easier to rem...
by kakan
26 Jan 2019, 11:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Video] Reviewing Alps Compatible Rubber Keycaps
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: [Video] Reviewing Alps Compatible Rubber Keycaps

What a wierd little keycap. I've always liked the more obscure thing.
by kakan
25 Jan 2019, 09:15
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Packard Bell T9102 - SKCM Blue Alps at it's Finest
Replies: 36
Views: 2578

Re: Packard Bell T9102 - SKCM Blue Alps at it's Finest

Both keyboards are seriously yellowed -- caps and cases. At least the T9103 is evenly yellowed. I might try some variant of retrobrite treatment for the cases along with replacing keycaps. Other alternatives including painting the cases when warm weather arrives. I've also wanted to try cerakote --...
by kakan
23 Jan 2019, 16:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 65
Views: 2402

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Seems like plain old Yellow Alps to me. I believe some of them can come without the LED cutout. If that is from the taobao guy that sells alps I think someone bought them and they were clones. I might be mistaken tho. Know if they are clicky, tactile or linear? I might be wrong, you should pm Drcli...
by kakan
23 Jan 2019, 15:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 2986
Views: 105939

Re: Alps Appreciation

Here is another little treat for you! It's an offbrand Strong Man kids keyboard with the same FCC number! https://i.imgur.com/ssSmS2J.jpg https://i.imgur.com/6dIwcEZ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/IdSRc70.jpg https://i.imgur.com/4kAjMOB.jpg https://i.imgur.com/yX0iAX1.jpg https://i.imgur.com/DO5GTye.jpg
by kakan
23 Jan 2019, 15:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 65
Views: 2402

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

What Alps (or clones) are these? https://gd2.alicdn.com/imgextra/i2/438977608/TB2k068fNjaK1RjSZKzXXXVwXXa_!!438977608.jpg Seems like plain old Yellow Alps to me. I believe some of them can come without the LED cutout. If that is from the taobao guy that sells alps I think someone bought them and th...
by kakan
23 Jan 2019, 15:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 2986
Views: 105939

Re: Alps Appreciation

Ultrasonic cleaned this alps board. There was 0 dust when it arrived but the switches still are rather scratchy. I really like this case so I will probably retrobright the case and make a custom plate/pcb with some leftover switches if I get around to it. One thing that is rather bad about the layou...
by kakan
22 Jan 2019, 20:54
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM stash in Houston
Replies: 39
Views: 2351

Re: IBM stash in Houston

ha! super intresting with that space invader board. Who didn't make a clone of the model m/f?
by kakan
21 Jan 2019, 23:56
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Selectric
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: IBM Selectric

With some wd-40 it will look like new! *cough*
by kakan
20 Jan 2019, 21:30
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: G80-3000 PCB, Vintage mx switches/board
Replies: 19
Views: 1615

Re: OG doubleshot , Alps mods

bump
by kakan
20 Jan 2019, 11:21
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cherry 1800 - Telco TA103
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Cherry 1800 - Telco TA103

Whats up with the wierd symbols on the F-row?
by kakan
19 Jan 2019, 10:37
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM stash in Houston
Replies: 39
Views: 2351

Re: IBM stash in Houston

Hope you may find many model m's and f's in good condition! And maybe a few rarities.
by kakan
17 Jan 2019, 17:18
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Diplomat
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: The Diplomat

How do the brown feels like compared to retooled ones?

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