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by ZedTheMan
24 Jan 2021, 10:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 244
Views: 17349

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

Well, I'll be. If nothing else 767a does sound promising from your results. This is gonna be a weird mix to procure I reckon.
by ZedTheMan
18 Jan 2021, 20:58
Forum: For sale
Topic: 60% Alps PCBs (USB-C, VIA Support, Factory Soldered Diodes)
Replies: 27
Views: 1084

Re: 60% Alps PCBs (USB-C, VIA Support, Factory Soldered Diodes)

my man, I'm happy to tell you that no credit is due here, this PCB was made by Evyd13, our good friend here simply used it, slapped his logo on, and put it up for sale. in fact, he did not even read the license and quite badly infringed it before getting a reminder that you should comply to it. els...
by ZedTheMan
18 Jan 2021, 19:49
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Northgate OmniKey
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Re: [WTB] Northgate OmniKey

Let me go through my stuff, I have a few omnikeys I need to offload. Not prime condition ones anymore but some are still pretty good.
by ZedTheMan
18 Jan 2021, 19:47
Forum: For sale
Topic: 60% Alps PCBs (USB-C, VIA Support, Factory Soldered Diodes)
Replies: 27
Views: 1084

Re: 60% Alps PCBs (USB-C, VIA Support, Factory Soldered Diodes)

Despite any reputation you might have, I must give credit where it is due, this does appear to have many different options for compatibility with different keycap and stabilizer layouts, in a way that I have not seen much before. Maybe once I have finished my other projects I could see myself getti...
by ZedTheMan
18 Jan 2021, 08:50
Forum: For sale
Topic: 60% Alps PCBs (USB-C, VIA Support, Factory Soldered Diodes)
Replies: 27
Views: 1084

Re: 60% Alps PCBs (USB-C, VIA Support, Factory Soldered Diodes)

Despite any reputation you might have, I must give credit where it is due, this does appear to have many different options for compatibility with different keycap and stabilizer layouts, in a way that I have not seen much before. Maybe once I have finished my other projects I could see myself gettin...
by ZedTheMan
08 Jan 2021, 01:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM (and now Alps) keyboard pixel art wallpaper generator [updated 2021-01-07]
Replies: 15
Views: 1252

Re: IBM (and now Alps) keyboard pixel art wallpaper generator [updated 2021-01-07]

Oh wow, thank you! Yeah, I get what you mean regarding a good UI for that, though. Maybe you could use a checkbox, which when clicked, unhides a list of checkbox inputs and labels for all keyboards within selected groups? Sure, this might not be the prettiest, but it would be hard to make that many ...
by ZedTheMan
08 Jan 2021, 01:01
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM (and now Alps) keyboard pixel art wallpaper generator [updated 2021-01-07]
Replies: 15
Views: 1252

Re: IBM (and now Alps) keyboard pixel art wallpaper generator [updated 2021-01-07]

Okay, sorry to make an ask like this, but if I could make a feature request: Would it be possible to have some iteration where we can choose a blacklist or whitelist on specific boards? I want to make one as close to my collection as possible. Or am I missing this and it is already an option? For mo...
by ZedTheMan
08 Jan 2021, 00:53
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM (and now Alps) keyboard pixel art wallpaper generator [updated 2021-01-07]
Replies: 15
Views: 1252

Re: IBM (and now Alps) keyboard pixel art wallpaper generator [updated 2021-01-07]

Oh wow this is excellent! I'm going to see what I can do to recreate my collection in a wallpaper. Will do some testing :)
by ZedTheMan
06 Jan 2021, 18:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fujitsu Leaf Spring 3rd gen, cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Fujitsu Leaf Spring 3rd gen, cleaning

Frankly, no idea. I think these take well enough to traditional lubes though that such a thick grease as what he's looking at won't be needed.
by ZedTheMan
06 Jan 2021, 02:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fujitsu Leaf Spring 3rd gen, cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Fujitsu Leaf Spring 3rd gen, cleaning

Those things are fine to clean and I'd encourage it. I'd also recommend using some dry or light wet lubricant, can help with any off center binding on particularly dirty ones.
by ZedTheMan
05 Jan 2021, 17:51
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT dark theme?
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: DT dark theme?

Delirious wrote:
05 Jan 2021, 15:26
Yes, join DT’s official discord. You’ll formulate dark and murderous thoughts real quickly in that cesspool
heh
by ZedTheMan
05 Jan 2021, 17:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: ReSKCM - Optical rework, and cloning of Alps SKCM/SKCL switches
Replies: 25
Views: 1211

Re: ReSKCM - Optical rework, and cloning of Alps SKCM/SKCL switches

One reservation I may have in particular with this idea, though I do encourage you to try to make prototypes for the sake of it, is that the complicated switchplate and contact leaf actually provide a part of the alps feeling, especially in linears. That isn't to say that an opto-electric version wo...
by ZedTheMan
05 Jan 2021, 07:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: ReSKCM - Optical rework, and cloning of Alps SKCM/SKCL switches
Replies: 25
Views: 1211

Re: ReSKCM - Optical rework, and cloning of Alps SKCM/SKCL switches

An SKCM recreation is one of those potential money pits I would throw my money in if I won a very large lottery, but not otherwise.
by ZedTheMan
03 Jan 2021, 03:51
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Damonskv's collection
Replies: 57
Views: 3460

Re: Damonskv's collection

Cripes...
What a lovely collection, truly.
by ZedTheMan
28 Dec 2020, 05:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Y'all might hate me, but here's my problem ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1595

Re: Y'all might hate me, but here's my problem ...

Polecat wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 04:33
I have 60+ keyboards and I'm having delusions about buying Zed's OmniMac if hellothere doesn't.
I'll be sure to let you know, haha.
by ZedTheMan
27 Dec 2020, 22:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Garage find
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: Garage find

Congrats, you have a keyboard worth more than my first car, haha.
by ZedTheMan
27 Dec 2020, 22:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Y'all might hate me, but here's my problem ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1595

Re: Y'all might hate me, but here's my problem ...

Uh. I don't want to solicit necessarily but I do want to make it known I have an OmniMac Ultra in good condition (missing top left badge but otherwise quite clean and the switches are nice), and I need to get rid of keyboards myself... That one included.
by ZedTheMan
18 Dec 2020, 16:09
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Headphones
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Headphones

Grado SR80's are neat for what they are, and nowadays I use my Meze 99 Neos when I'm not working (Have some AudioTechnica MH50x for that). Very comfortable cans, those. I was originally gonna get the classic but the Neos were much cheaper and I do like it a little punchy.
by ZedTheMan
18 Dec 2020, 16:05
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Hello from a new guy!
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: Hello from a new guy!

Welcome!
by ZedTheMan
16 Dec 2020, 16:14
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] ProWorld Alps/MX clicky keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: [WTB] ProWorld Alps/MX clicky keyboard

Sometimes I think it is easier to acquire a beamspring at a decent price than it is to find one of these, I personally consider them unobtanium but then, that's just me and I've not put out a specific ad for them.

Good luck Thomas!
by ZedTheMan
25 Nov 2020, 04:20
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: A Few Little Compaq Portable III (?) Keyboard Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: A Few Little Compaq Portable III (?) Keyboard Parts

Unfortunately, I don't reckon many people have a matching set to donate caps to, at least for F&F. But, I think parts for those boards might be more readily available in the wider vintage computing sphere rather than here, surprisingly. A lot of people have portable computers with F&F, it was common...
by ZedTheMan
29 Oct 2020, 18:21
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 86
Views: 10610

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

Why is there a porn thread on this forum?
by ZedTheMan
13 Oct 2020, 16:24
Forum: For sale
Topic: [FS] Chrome Filco FKB-97S and Gold Filco Stealth FKB-92ERG - ALPS SKCM White Switches
Replies: 13
Views: 2304

Re: [FS] Chrome Filco FKB-97S and Gold Filco Stealth FKB-92ERG - ALPS SKCM White Switches

Admittedly, I would want the stealth in my collection, purely because it IS so gaudy. But, the value added by the rarity of it puts it firmly out of reach for my interests. Good luck with sale!
by ZedTheMan
11 Oct 2020, 18:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 86
Views: 12742

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

Oh wow, so much progress! I love this project, and seconding question of kits.
by ZedTheMan
09 Oct 2020, 19:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 244
Views: 17349

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

Count me in if you can end up acquiring some.
by ZedTheMan
30 Sep 2020, 20:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: New Solenoid Driver Available (tested, works!)
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

Re: New Solenoid Driver Available (design complete. needs testing)

Are we certain that we should be using "Assemble Bottom side"? The bottom side does not appear to have any of the SMD components and this seems counter to the directions on jlcpcb.
by ZedTheMan
22 Sep 2020, 18:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: White Alps Question
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: White Alps Question

Pine alps are generally less clunky and more refined feeling. Somewhere along the line, whether it be due to change in slits or other harder to see changes, the later bamboo alps feel less refined than pine ones. The ones in the chicony, assuming they are in good condition, should additionally be po...
by ZedTheMan
22 Sep 2020, 00:30
Forum: For sale
Topic: buckling spring tshirts
Replies: 39
Views: 1814

Re: buckling spring tshirts

Don't let your dreams be dreams, webwit!
It's not too late.
by ZedTheMan
20 Sep 2020, 18:16
Forum: Vendors
Topic: VintKeys Stock Update
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: VintKeys Stock Update

Question: Are there any files available which may be used to 3d print my own openers? Sorry if that seems like I'm undercutting you here, and to an extent, yeah, I am, but for my own use, since I'd want both and since they look 3d printed (?) I don't think I could pay as much as you are asking for t...
by ZedTheMan
20 Sep 2020, 16:58
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] 3101 Beamspring barrelplate, backplate and PCB
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: [WTB] 3101 Beamspring barrelplate, backplate and PCB

Best chance for PCB would be to have a new one designed or printed. For barrelplate and backplate, would also probably need to get them machined.
Unfortunately getting the parts for the restoration might be difficult.

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