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by Red_October
24 Mar 2019, 18:23
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22259
Views: 1104911

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I thought about bidding, but I've already owned one of those maxiswitch kind of boards before (an old Cybernetix). They're pretty neat and clean up well, but I wouldn't say it's worth more than $100 shipped unconverted. Yeah that's where I bowed out too. I just wanted to know what was up with that ...
by Red_October
24 Mar 2019, 16:41
Forum: For sale
Topic: Apple M0110A & Alps Glidepoint Keypad (ADB version, NIB)
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Apple M0110A & Alps Glidepoint Keypad (ADB version, NIB)

HC514 wrote:
24 Mar 2019, 14:16
Just so you're aware, the M0110A was manufactured by three different companies, so you'll want to check which version you've got. The quickest way to check seems to be the country it was manufactured in.
It's made in USA.
by Red_October
24 Mar 2019, 09:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3489
Views: 152482

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

This is a screencap from "The Farthest", a documentary on the Voyager spacecraft. What's the keyboard? The caps are gorgeous. IMG_4279.jpeg I would guess an old ADDS terminal. Nothin better than some orange computer stuff! You would be right. ADDS Consul. Found it browsing eBay at random. https://w...
by Red_October
24 Mar 2019, 05:55
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22259
Views: 1104911

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-General-Terminal-Keyboard/113689454615?hash=item1a786b6817:g:9tcAAOSwo~BcjlKk&frcectupt=true Is one of us bidding? I placed a bid of $76 (it was sitting at $36) as I had had my...
by Red_October
24 Mar 2019, 01:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Regarding the Cherry G80-2511 and the Kaihl Box switches
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: Regarding the Cherry G80-2511 and the Kaihl Box switches

I will get these photographs as soon as I sort out what I think is a very dirty sensor on my Nikon D1, as the Micro-Nikkor is more suited to them than anything my D40 mounts that I have.
by Red_October
24 Mar 2019, 01:52
Forum: For sale
Topic: Apple M0110A & Alps Glidepoint Keypad (ADB version, NIB)
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Apple M0110A & Alps Glidepoint Keypad (ADB version, NIB)

Picked up the two items at a shop today for short bucks, I'm not an Apple fan but I know Alps Electric makes high-quality products and that these units will be well received by others in the community. Make any reasonable offer, pay for the shipping service you prefer. Will pack well. Apple keyboard...
by Red_October
21 Mar 2019, 02:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Regarding the Cherry G80-2511 and the Kaihl Box switches
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: Regarding the Cherry G80-2511 and the Kaihl Box switches

People like these things that much? I've been consistently underwhelmed by Cherry boards, they are frighteningly lightly built and the switches aren't much to write home about. It's not like I would do anything destructive like those dickheads who chop the numpad off IBM boards or put RGB lighting i...
by Red_October
21 Mar 2019, 00:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Regarding the Cherry G80-2511 and the Kaihl Box switches
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Regarding the Cherry G80-2511 and the Kaihl Box switches

Recently I purchased a Cherry G80-2511 keyboard on eBay, sight unseen besides a couple shitty pictures (seller was overseas and no matter how I phrased it I could not inspire in him understanding of the notion of removing a keycap that I might see what type of switch it had). Of course it turned out...
by Red_October
14 Mar 2019, 19:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT weird issues
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: Model F XT weird issues

Dropping any Model F from a height causes the space bar to register. This is physics not a problem with the keyboard; the space bar is so fucking huge it has that much momentum that it overcomes even the atomic return spring on a Model F. It was the ground after all. Just like in an automobile bad g...
by Red_October
06 Mar 2019, 05:45
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22259
Views: 1104911

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/113674473463 fake IBM? Why the hell does he want so much for it? Is it just the "Glonuous Nippon" thing, or are there reasons it's needed for the original system to work rightly, or some such? Because I'm used to people asking that price for Beamspring units and I still thi...
by Red_October
03 Mar 2019, 22:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT weird issues
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: Model F XT weird issues

One thing to ensure with these is that there is continuity of grounding from the keyboard all the way to the main signal ground at the PC. If this is not maintained (as by USB hub, extension cable, etc.) it will do all kind of weird stuff. For testing, plug the converter right into a USB port on the...
by Red_October
23 Feb 2019, 20:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Gaming Keyboard - Looking for Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 1817

Re: Gaming Keyboard - Looking for Advice

Model F 122-key. N-key rollover, infinite programmability through Soarer's Converter How much latency does Soarer's Converter add? None that I've noticed, been gaming through one for years now. Just switched over to a regular KB, (to play with my new Dasher keycaps) haven't noticed a difference.
by Red_October
16 Feb 2019, 23:00
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22259
Views: 1104911

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Oh it definitely is! I feel like shipping cost is modeled by an exponential function rather than a linear one. me: got 3 packages going to the UK! PO guy: sounds good let's hear it me: First one is 2lbs PO guy: Righto, that'll be $28.23 me: Sounds right - next one is 3lbs 2oz PO: guy: Okay, lookin'...
by Red_October
11 Feb 2019, 21:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Gaming Keyboard - Looking for Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 1817

Re: Gaming Keyboard - Looking for Advice

Model F 122-key. N-key rollover, infinite programmability through Soarer's Converter, high reliability, won't move around too much under vigorous use. About 22 "extra" keys to program without resorting to layering, even!
by Red_October
08 Feb 2019, 05:53
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22259
Views: 1104911

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I don't know what this thing is, but it appears to have Cherry M61-0100 switches. Unfortunately it's missing a keycap :( https://www.ebay.com/itm/202561547496 202561547496.jpg 202561547496_switch.jpg I wanna know how he knows it works... And how he could go so long since 1995 without buying a new d...
by Red_October
26 Jan 2019, 05:25
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22259
Views: 1104911

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

What is this thing? https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Diode-Logic-Keyboard-1970/223342327453 Sanders Associates 720 Data Display Station keyboard, hacked up for some other purpose. These things were designed in the 60s so the diode logic is no surprise -mine's missing the circuit card, so it's neat to s...
by Red_October
26 Jan 2019, 05:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3489
Views: 152482

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Anyone have any idea of what this board is or what switches lie within? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F223342327453 Yeah I'd recognize it anywhere, I own one. It's a Sanders Associates 720 Data Display Station keyboard that's been repurposed into so...
by Red_October
14 Jan 2019, 20:10
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Similar mouses to this one
Replies: 9
Views: 1037

Re:

I emailed Bill Buxton (cited source on WIkipedia's article on Scroll Wheel, colleague of Venolia and BTW an owner of a nice collection of input devices). He also thought that McCauley, Venolia (Apple) and Eric Michelman (Microsoft IntelliMouse) could have developed their respective scroll-wheel mic...
by Red_October
12 Jan 2019, 03:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cherry MX key caps on IBM Model M
Replies: 12
Views: 1774

Re: Cherry MX key caps on IBM Model M

Has there been any progress on these? I've recently picked up a couple of sets of Spherical keycaps but of course they are MX mount, and as of yet nothing I have met with that is MX-mount is in the same rarefied air as my Model F 122-key...
by Red_October
09 Jan 2019, 00:00
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22259
Views: 1104911

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/401612629095 Compaq glued a scanner onto a keyboard. We had one of these at work a while ago, it was NIB and it took a while to sell and for not much money. The mechanism was, IIRC, rubber-dome and not of particular note. The scanner also isn't much by today's standards and...
by Red_October
01 Jan 2019, 01:27
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22259
Views: 1104911

These don't come around too often and are super cool boards. https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/VqgAAOSw76JcHbtR/s-l1600.jpg What the hell is it for? It's got a headphone jack, two RCA "Phono" jacks with labeling for -200V and +250V, a Mate-N-Lok(?) for DC power, and no other connections. Some kind of ...
by Red_October
22 Dec 2018, 01:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Stupid Model F keycap questions
Replies: 11
Views: 550

That XT was my first keyboard modification, when I still felt the need for "training wheels" (as Muirium noted, and this was the term I applied myself at the time). In fact, the color code even at the time was mainly for the benefit of my colleagues who would try out the board. Now I often go with ...
by Red_October
21 Dec 2018, 06:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Stupid Model F keycap questions
Replies: 11
Views: 550

@Red_October: Warning -- some people may find images of brightly colored and inappropriately sized keycaps on IBM BS keyboards disturbing. View at your own risk. Just wanted to demonstrate one way for expanding one's options on an XT. Following Muirium's lead, I implanted a Teensy and used Soarer's...
by Red_October
20 Dec 2018, 10:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Stupid Model F keycap questions
Replies: 11
Views: 550

One of the great things about IBM BS keyboards is that with the curved plate, the keycaps are the same profile regardless of the row. On my XT, I compromised and used non-stepped 1.5u modifiers including the LCtrl to the left of the "A" key. I had Unicomp do some custom printing for Fn, Ctrl, Cmd, ...
by Red_October
20 Dec 2018, 00:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Stupid Model F keycap questions
Replies: 11
Views: 550

If you can accept a key that works but doesn't say "Control" on it I think there are several with legends such as "Enter" or "Reset" that would fit that position. The keyboard currently has these fitted! Lefthand one has "Reset" on top and "Cancel" on the front, righthand is "Enter". Unicomp will c...
by Red_October
19 Dec 2018, 21:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Stupid Model F keycap questions
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Stupid Model F keycap questions

Just a couple small, stupid questions regarding the Model F keycaps and availability thereof... Were there ever made "Control" keys with the fully-stepped design for either the bottom-row control positions on the F122, or for the position to the left of "A"? For the latter, when I initially configur...
by Red_October
19 Dec 2018, 20:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How use M122 F13 thru F24 with AS/400 emulation?
Replies: 2
Views: 217

JP! wrote: I've never used that client software and I'm sure about the configuration but have you tried something like Shift + F1 for F13?
This is what I would suggest too, I own a few host-attached terminal-emulator keyboards and they usually send Shifted F keys for the 3-24 block.
by Red_October
11 Sep 2018, 05:40
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22259
Views: 1104911

$250 is definitely a good price for an F122 right now but keep in mind that seller had a rather low feedback score and only posted two (REALLY blurry) pictures. Wouldn't surprise me if both were in really bad shape underneath. You're kidding! I paid $160 for mine and I'm not proud of it... I guess ...
by Red_October
07 Sep 2018, 03:39
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22259
Views: 1104911

Oh my.... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Northgate-OMNIKEY-102-Keyboard/392117820144?hash=item5b4c0b1af0:g:91sAAOSwZ~tbjxi8 I don't know if I've seen a more yellowed board... Dear lord. A little yellow patina on a board makes it look dignified. This looks like a sunburnt old man. I once had to sell one l...
by Red_October
27 Aug 2018, 05:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22259
Views: 1104911

Just spotted an ALL metal Wang Terminal, right here; https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/WANG-Terminal-Keyboard-4-Pin-Connector-Very-Clean-Speaker/132728180273?_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D53210%26meid%3Dc42489b8b20d4cca821cedb5a31baa26%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D...

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