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by Lanrefni
15 Aug 2019, 07:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22635
Views: 1233244

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: 5317

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: 22635
Views: 1233244

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: 3713
Views: 191182

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: 341

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: 1206

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?
by Lanrefni
02 Jul 2019, 14:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Get the PITCHFORK key ready! Microsoft intends to molest the keyboard layouts again.
Replies: 15
Views: 1013

Re: Get the PITCHFORK key ready! Microsoft intends to molest the keyboard layouts again.

Hmm, that's a point, I wonder if there's such a thing as a minimum-height, non-moving MX-compatible keycap that can be used to replace those stupid Windows keys and return the useful hand-positioning gaps for those of us who don't touch-type? I'm not even sure what to search for. :/ You're looking ...
by Lanrefni
06 Jun 2019, 18:10
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22635
Views: 1233244

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Vintage IBM 3476 Infowindow w/ f 122 keyboard Not a bad deal for an F122,plus bonus vintage computer. Sorry that I have to correct you, but that keyboard is definitely an M 122 keyboard, not an F122 (the RJ45 plug is a direct giveaway, and the non-stepped 1.5U mods don't help). Ah,my bad,I was goin...
by Lanrefni
06 Jun 2019, 16:53
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22635
Views: 1233244

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Vintage IBM 3476 Infowindow w/ f 122 keyboard

Not a bad deal for an F122,plus bonus vintage computer.
by Lanrefni
04 Jun 2019, 11:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Saving a 2100 From Death: The Unsaver Way!
Replies: 21
Views: 1194

Re: Saving a 2100 From Death: The Unsaver Way!

That is a very clean case mod,well done.
by Lanrefni
01 Jun 2019, 04:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can I stabilize a key using two Cherry switches?
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Can I stabilize a key using two Cherry switches?

Yup,I use an MX Black with the spring cut by a third as the second switch for the 2u POS caps on my BFO-9000, you could use 2 MX Reds so that you can use each individually if you find the need.
by Lanrefni
26 May 2019, 21:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)
Replies: 55
Views: 3207

Re: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)

Every time I see some one figure out how these old boards work the more I'm convinced the designers were competing to make the most complexly idiotic design just to screw with the competition.
by Lanrefni
15 May 2019, 07:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keycaps: UK ISO Cyrillic a thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: Keycaps: UK ISO Cyrillic a thing?

UK ISO caps with Cyrillic stickers on the front of the caps maybe? Or grab a set of white caps and use a nice pen to hand draw the legends on the front?
by Lanrefni
12 May 2019, 11:51
Forum: For sale
Topic: Cortron with ITW Magnetic Valves, Tipro (DigiPos) Keypad + more!
Replies: 33
Views: 3172

Re: Tipro (MX blacks), Free G81 parts + more!

I'm interesteed in one Digipro. Which connection do they have? They have a PS/2 port however you will need to use a 32 bit OS/virtual box if you want to reprogram the keyboard over PS/2 (I think?) Ok. Thanks. To program a Tipro over PS/2 requires a 32 bit OS,virtual machines will not work,see https...
by Lanrefni
09 May 2019, 23:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 128
Views: 7759

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

a view from the top would make it easier to identify, but considering the japanese keyboard, I'd expect Alps SKBM White thanks for the reply. I will take a more detailed photo when it arrives. As far as keyboards here go, it was on the less expensive side (under $50) and looked very clean $50 for a...
by Lanrefni
04 May 2019, 02:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 466
Views: 39203

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

A proper large split ortho should include a center Numpad- http://i.imgur.com/rIqp9ar.jpg?1 All the keys of a full size,but in a nice compact ortho layout,if you need insert/delete/etc they are on the Numpad where they belong. This a pair of BFO-9000 PCBs? Those came out (or, more precisely, I lear...
by Lanrefni
03 May 2019, 19:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 466
Views: 39203

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

One thing, though: that 1U Alt and the "offset" split space bar strike me as needing a do-over. I'm sure you're right. At this point I'm just throwing stuff around and see what sticks ... the idea was to have a fully symmetrical 22x6 matrix, with a mount (if not a switch) at every intersection. Giv...
by Lanrefni
21 Apr 2019, 14:22
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22635
Views: 1233244

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Can anyone estimate age of these Tipro terminal keyboards, I am wondering are these vintage cherry blacks or not? Both boards seems cheap, 20 euros each? https://www.njuskalo.hr/image-w920x690/tipkovnica-mis/cherry-mx-black-switchevi-slika-102595165.jpg One is K160 M2400 model and other one being K...
by Lanrefni
11 Apr 2019, 21:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 512
Views: 27959

Re: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

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By far the ugliest board I've seen,but I do love that the owner uses it,the notches on the keys for the Numpad layer are a very nice touch.
by Lanrefni
11 Apr 2019, 04:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3713
Views: 191182

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Here's some pictures of the orange switch keyboard. Sorry if this posts twice, some wacky thing happened. https://imgur.com/a/Fijg62G 3 pins? Obnoxiously clicky? Could this be an Omron B3G-S clone? Fischer Price Omrons, that's something you don't see every day. Obnoxiously clicky you say,I may need...
by Lanrefni
08 Apr 2019, 05:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Your Dream Keyboard Layout
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Your Dream Keyboard Layout

My as perfect as I can get layout-

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Thinking of trying to get the same general layout with the keycaps and switches from an AEK II
by Lanrefni
02 Apr 2019, 00:49
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22635
Views: 1233244

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Desko 512 pcb's if any one is looking for an interesting layout with what appear to be MX Blacks with in switch diodes.
by Lanrefni
29 Mar 2019, 08:18
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22635
Views: 1233244

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Interesting looking board- https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-metal-plastic-keyboard-Clicky-keys-W-German-Model-F-200/233177107324?_trkparms=aid%3D777001%26algo%3DDISCO.FEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20170615105047%26meid%3D9ccc940d985d4922ba6c28c907aa0195%26pid%3D100656%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26%26itm%3D23317...
by Lanrefni
28 Mar 2019, 21:08
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Does Your Ideal Mouse Exist?
Replies: 179
Views: 17414

Re: Does Your Ideal Mouse Exist?

My perfect mouse would be the Logitech G502 with the G600's 12 side buttons. I am in awe of those who can navigate more than two side buttons on a mouse! I play a lot of World of Warcraft,so I've had a lot of time to adapt,makes gaming so much easier with the bulk of your abilities under your thumb.
by Lanrefni
26 Mar 2019, 19:52
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Does Your Ideal Mouse Exist?
Replies: 179
Views: 17414

Re: Does Your Ideal Mouse Exist?

My perfect mouse would be the Logitech G502 with the G600's 12 side buttons.
by Lanrefni
26 Mar 2019, 19:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Quefrency Split Keyboard Build
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Re: Quefrency Split Keyboard Build

Cool build! That cable is awesome, I hope you have a matching one for the usb. I didn't find a matching one, instead, I'm waiting for a black sleeved 90 degr magnetic cable form china. The Pro Micro micro-usb connector is too weak for normal use. I already broke one. :) That's why I put a drop of e...
by Lanrefni
18 Mar 2019, 16:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How about splitting the space bar, with equal-sized symmetrical halves?
Replies: 21
Views: 1103

Re: How about splitting the space bar, with equal-sized symmetrical halves?

vvp wrote:
18 Mar 2019, 14:34
Swill has a plate builder if you are not aware about it by some strange chance.
This is probably it: http://builder.swillkb.com/
There is a lot of discussion about it on geekhack.
I never used it myself.

I used it to design the top plates for my BFO-9000,it's pretty easy to use.
by Lanrefni
18 Mar 2019, 05:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How about splitting the space bar, with equal-sized symmetrical halves?
Replies: 21
Views: 1103

Re: How about splitting the space bar, with equal-sized symmetrical halves?

So, and this isn't an insult. Why don't you make this keyboard and then tell us why you feel its better? Oh, I certainly want to! See my comment above about being obsessed with actually building a keyboard and how I'll be doing a 75% if all goes well. I am more of a software than a hardware guy, an...
by Lanrefni
17 Mar 2019, 20:35
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22635
Views: 1233244

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

If any one is interested in a Data General keyboard with what looks like a joystick- https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Data-G ... ctupt=true

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