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by Lanrefni
10 Feb 2020, 05:50
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23012
Views: 1441624

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: 1518

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: 419

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: 23012
Views: 1441624

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: 23012
Views: 1441624

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: 23012
Views: 1441624

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: 480

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: 23012
Views: 1441624

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: 23012
Views: 1441624

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: 23012
Views: 1441624

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: 2221

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: 911

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: 2038

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: 23012
Views: 1441624

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: 6493

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: 23012
Views: 1441624

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: 3989
Views: 261230

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: 628

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: 1933

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: 29
Views: 3161

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: 23012
Views: 1441624

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: 23012
Views: 1441624

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: 2275

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: 334

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) - Now USB converted via custom TMK scan module!
Replies: 69
Views: 7175

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: 716

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: 3693

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: 176
Views: 16771

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: 46448

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...

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