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by wadeak78
02 Sep 2020, 00:41
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cortron-ITW magnetic reed keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Cortron-ITW magnetic reed keyboard

I think the switches are second generation itw magnetic valve rather than magnetic reed.
by wadeak78
23 Jul 2020, 07:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage findings - keyboards, brochures, typewriters etc
Replies: 16
Views: 2011

Re: Vintage findings - keyboards, brochures, typewriters etc

Beautiful manuals! Especially the Microswitch ones!
by wadeak78
10 Jul 2020, 20:09
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] HP Keyboard, NOS Linear Space Invaders
Replies: 13
Views: 2737

Re: [WTS] Converted Blue Alps, HP Keyboard, NOS Linear Space Invaders US Only

It's the only blue alps board I have ever used, so I can't really rank them. However all of the switches feel uniform with smooth travel.
by wadeak78
15 Jun 2020, 12:24
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23876
Views: 1857315

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

it's near me unusually. would it be sacrilige to order a custom plate and rearrange the switches into a preonic layout? is it difficult to do a matrix scan on them?
yes
by wadeak78
11 Jun 2020, 01:43
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23876
Views: 1857315

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

JP! wrote:
10 Jun 2020, 22:49
Cheap MicroSwitch board
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ITT-COURIER-KE ... SwOwJe4UP9
I got one of these from the same seller in worse condition. Expect crappy packaging and to pour dirt out of the case.
by wadeak78
03 Jun 2020, 03:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4303
Views: 375187

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I think I saw an Ebay listing for one of those a while ago where the seller pulled a keycap and it was foam and foil :(
by wadeak78
31 May 2020, 06:35
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Siemens PC16/32 keyboard/tastatur review (Multitech foam and foil)
Replies: 1
Views: 1695

Re: Siemens PC16/32 keyboard/tastatur review (Multitech foam and foil)

I love those bezels and colors, very striking.
by wadeak78
18 May 2020, 01:53
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Two Brother Keyboards (KB-150 and WP-something)
Replies: 6
Views: 2191

Re: Two Brother Keyboards (KB-150 and WP-something)

Very nice! I've always been curious about these Brother Keyboards.
by wadeak78
11 May 2020, 23:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to build a custom keyboard - new edition
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: How to build a custom keyboard - new edition

This guide is awesome! Thank you so much for writing it.

I'm trying to convert a vintage board and it has a caps lock light, is there anyway to get that working?
by wadeak78
01 May 2020, 09:32
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23876
Views: 1857315

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

EnthusiastDude wrote:
30 Apr 2020, 22:05
Oh, not so interesting after all.
It's still interesting, just not for the switches.
by wadeak78
30 Apr 2020, 14:44
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23876
Views: 1857315

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/incoterm-tastatur-raritaeten/1388783897-228-7436 I have no clue what that is though. Its an Incoterm terminal keyboard. It looks like it has Stackpole switches. http://www.vintagecomputing.com/index.php/archives/33/window-to-the-sky-the-incoterm-a103-06 I...
by wadeak78
29 Apr 2020, 07:30
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 94
Views: 11104

Re: Quarantine photo thread

snacksthecat wrote:
27 Apr 2020, 02:43
I found all these micro switch keypads (rubber dome MS) that I had harvested sensors from last year.
These sound interesting, any details about them?
by wadeak78
14 Apr 2020, 10:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xerox Custom Build
Replies: 64
Views: 5158

Re: Xerox Custom Build Plans

Are you going to have a rectangular trackpad or make it circular somehow?

Either way fantastic project that I look forward to seeing happen!
by wadeak78
13 Apr 2020, 07:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Mechanical MICROWAVE mod
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Mechanical MICROWAVE mod

This is completely ridiculous and amazing!
by wadeak78
10 Mar 2020, 04:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Sun Damaged Keycap Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: Sun Damaged Keycap Restoration

I'm thinking of using acetone vapor smoothing, like with ABS 3D prints, to smooth the keycaps.
Does anyone see anything horribly wrong with this idea?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xFUNFG-UKE
This is a good example video of what I want to try.
by wadeak78
10 Mar 2020, 01:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Sun Damaged Keycap Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: Sun Damaged Keycap Restoration

They are doubleshot, and the legend is raised by some tiny amount.

I think that first picture overstates the damage a bit, too. Most of the damage is cosmetic and the caps are maybe just more fragile than normal caps. Totally usable as is.
by wadeak78
09 Mar 2020, 02:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Sun Damaged Keycap Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Sun Damaged Keycap Restoration

I recently got a keyboard that had been left in the elements for roughly a few decades. Luckily it comes from Arizona so there is no water damage, but the sun damage is extreme. The keycaps took the brunt of the damage, but the on the one switch that was exposed, the slider disintegrated. Compared t...
by wadeak78
07 Mar 2020, 02:27
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23876
Views: 1857315

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I'm pretty sure that the Lear Siegler has Stackpole style switches.
by wadeak78
03 Mar 2020, 06:09
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] HP Keyboard, NOS Linear Space Invaders
Replies: 13
Views: 2737

[WTS] HP Keyboard, NOS Linear Space Invaders

For Sale HP 98203C Keyboard $160 $140 OBO This keyboard has Maxi Switch vintage linear switches and double shot keycaps that I think are ABS. It could be easily converted and has a space to attach a controller directly to the matrix. The build quality is very good with a solid metal case and a rota...
by wadeak78
29 Feb 2020, 07:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch) - Now USB converted via custom TMK scan module!
Replies: 73
Views: 11295

Re: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch) - Now USB converted via custom TMK scan module!

Is there a different model number on the different types of sensing pcbs?

I have a Micro Switch SD keyboard that is completely homogeneous in switch type and sensor pcb, which is confusing to me because I was under the impression that the modifiers and F keys would be 'hold' switches.
by wadeak78
27 Feb 2020, 20:05
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23876
Views: 1857315

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Dang, I was hoping no one would post that Univac here. I'm trying to get it!
by wadeak78
04 Feb 2020, 01:58
Forum: For sale
Topic: AT&T Magsep
Replies: 9
Views: 2214

Re: AT&T Magsep

I might be interested, do you have pictures?

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