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by Lanrefni
21 May 2020, 04:55
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1586749

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

ddrfraser1 wrote:
20 May 2020, 12:51
John Doe wrote:
20 May 2020, 11:03
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-T ... 3809765164

Alps white, is it a good keyboard?
Not according to chyros. Pretty sure he reviewed this several weeks ago.
He did,he was neither kind nor polite in his description of it. :lol:
by Lanrefni
15 Apr 2020, 06:45
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1586749

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Rather old HP terminal.

Pretty reasonably priced AEKII as well.
by Lanrefni
14 Apr 2020, 17:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Programmable Macropad (or suitable Linux solution) needet.
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Programmable Macropad (or suitable Linux solution) needet.

BDN9 - 3x3 9-key Macropad sounds like what you want,you do need to buy switches and keycaps and then assemble it yourself.
by Lanrefni
10 Mar 2020, 23:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Connecting a Model M to a Macintosh Computer
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Re: Connecting a Model M to a Macintosh Computer

Bluetooth option is here- https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=91890.0 ,it is a full controller replacement.
by Lanrefni
26 Feb 2020, 15:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tipro KM128A PS/2 - Can I rip out the controller?
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: Tipro KM128A PS/2 - Can I rip out the controller?

Ouch, this sounds painful. I have a VMWare machine running an old XP and I can use the keyboard normally with a PS/2 to USB converter, but I don't have access to a computer with a PS/2 port so I'm ultimately screwed as ChangeMe can't detect the keyboard. I'm guessing, even if I could add a controll...
by Lanrefni
26 Feb 2020, 14:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tipro KM128A PS/2 - Can I rip out the controller?
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: Tipro KM128A PS/2 - Can I rip out the controller?

You can reprogram them with Changeme running under 32 bit Win 10,and you can do that while booting from a flash drive. As far as the controller goes if it's anything like my Tipro made Cherry RC128BM the controller is soldered to the same pcb as the switches,I've been tempted to pull the pcb entirel...
by Lanrefni
25 Feb 2020, 19:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Diy tkl keyboard!
Replies: 21
Views: 1156

Re: Diy tkl keyboard!

The plate is the top part of the case,the switch clips to the edges of the opening.
by Lanrefni
24 Feb 2020, 18:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Diy tkl keyboard!
Replies: 21
Views: 1156

Re: Diy tkl keyboard!

I have solderin equipement i just want help with diy kit that fits cream switches and is not that expensive Simplest answer is the GMMK tkl which can be ordered without switches and fits the switches you want,it's also hot swap so no soldering needed,downside is that the software to program it is a...
by Lanrefni
23 Feb 2020, 00:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help programming PS2 Tipro/Cherry RC128BM
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Help programming PS2 Tipro/Cherry RC128BM

Copy/paste of my first post on the site- First off I want to thank you all for the sheer mass of info on this site,it has helped a lot. Secondly regarding the subject- I spent a good chunk of today swearing up a storm trying to find a copy of Xp to run the Cherry Tools so I could program the board,I...
by Lanrefni
10 Feb 2020, 05:50
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1586749

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

John Doe wrote:
10 Feb 2020, 04:51
I doubt the purpose of putting a lamp there? Is it convenient? No, blind your eyes.
From the note inside the board it's a retirement gag gift,they essentially took the guys old keyboard and turned it into a desk lamp.
by Lanrefni
07 Feb 2020, 08:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 21
Views: 1925

Re: Is it just me?

I used MX Blacks for a few months on my RC128BM,I disliked them enough that I desoldered them and replaced them with blues,they weren't sandpapery though,just way too stiff.
by Lanrefni
01 Feb 2020, 23:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ZN0054 Keyboard Oddity
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: ZN0054 Keyboard Oddity

We need a generous individual to buy that and ship it to Chyros for a review. :D
by Lanrefni
28 Jan 2020, 19:36
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1586749

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

davkol wrote:
28 Jan 2020, 15:35
Cherry RC128BM for $35 (ships from Texas)
Same seller also has RC80B's in stock,you will need a 32 bit copy of Win10,a PS/2 port, and Tipro's Changme software to program both boards.
by Lanrefni
17 Jan 2020, 21:58
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1586749

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

MMcM wrote:
17 Jan 2020, 15:27
https://www.ebay.com/itm/174158360537

No clue about the keyboard, but that Hirschmann MES 160 is an unusual choice.
That plug looks like something you'd attach to a flail.
by Lanrefni
05 Dec 2019, 15:22
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1586749

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I'm not sure what this thing is,but I'm pretty sure it's not a beamspring,I am rather curious about the 5 locks on the end of the board though.
by Lanrefni
28 Nov 2019, 22:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help programming some Tipro keypads
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: Need help programming some Tipro keypads

Programming the PS/2 Tipros is a bit of a pain,I documented the method I used in my first post here- viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18949 , it's annoying but it works,I keep an old mini itx box with 32 bit Win 10 on it for when I need to redo mine.
by Lanrefni
02 Nov 2019, 23:13
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1586749

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Apple Adjustable Keyboard with the Numpad included,gotta be honest,I'm hoping one of you grabs it before I lose the will to resist.
by Lanrefni
26 Oct 2019, 02:45
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1586749

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Quadex Q 5000 ,not sure what kind of switches but it looks old and is kinda huge.
by Lanrefni
17 Oct 2019, 11:24
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1586749

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Old ergonomic board with what looks like white alps,a big ass 2U Esc key,and a big ass Enter.

Alps Electric KCLBA013 green alps and uses what looks like a speaker plug to connect to the computer.
by Lanrefni
15 Oct 2019, 21:02
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Yuchipashe's Yahoo Auction Haul Pt. 1
Replies: 5
Views: 2534

Re: Yuchipashe's Yahoo Auction Haul Pt. 1

The Sord has amazingly nice keycaps.
by Lanrefni
01 Sep 2019, 23:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Fullsize alps PCB?
Replies: 5
Views: 1041

Re: Fullsize alps PCB?

You could mount the two halves of a Quefrency together in a single plate and get a 65% with 10 macro keys on the left side.
by Lanrefni
24 Aug 2019, 19:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 6x4 MacroPad from scratch with ProMicro and QMK
Replies: 16
Views: 2596

Re: 6x4 MacroPad from scratch with ProMicro and QMK

Looks nice! If I had one of these, I probably wouldn't even have considered building my own keyboard. Only problem is availability, and also the win 32bit only support for changeme. When I first had the idea of using tipro MID boards as a split keyboard config, I was looking for 64 keys modules, bu...
by Lanrefni
15 Aug 2019, 07:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1586749

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Pretty good deal-Cherry MX 11900 USB for $30 shipped.
by Lanrefni
07 Aug 2019, 21:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Should the "6" key be pressed with the left or right hand?
Replies: 25
Views: 7177

Re: Should the "6" key be pressed with the left or right hand?

Given that I use a split board and have my mouse in the middle I'm going to go with right index finger as reaching over my numpad and mouse with my left hand would be annoying.
by Lanrefni
05 Aug 2019, 06:08
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1586749

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Macway Datacomp TP-997KB-J nice little Mac keyboard with black alps and some dual English/Japanese keycaps.
by Lanrefni
25 Jul 2019, 12:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4165
Views: 303877

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

[…] Only downside is that it's ISO. If it were ANSI it would be my battleship endgame. Modding it to ANSI would indeed be quite simple with practically no tampering with the keyboard itself (if, as I presume, it is not plate-mounted). . hexatek.png . All you would have to do is: - remove the keycap...
by Lanrefni
13 Jul 2019, 23:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Any decent keypad module out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: Any decent keypad module out there?

Would something like half a Levinson from Keeb.io work? You could easily solder leads to the right place on the board instead of using a Pro Micro.
by Lanrefni
13 Jul 2019, 23:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SOLVED: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off
Replies: 25
Views: 2413

Re: Help: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off

Clamp the pcb down and gently tap the edge of the connector on each side with a soft plastic tool and a hammer maybe?

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