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by abrahamstechnology
22 Mar 2019, 19:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Issues with keyboard (1989 Datacomp DFK192)
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Issues with keyboard (1989 Datacomp DFK192)

With some effort you could replace the controller with a Teensy++, but it would be USB-only from then on.
by abrahamstechnology
21 Mar 2019, 23:42
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Restoring old Gaming Keyboards
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Restoring old Gaming Keyboards

Sounds good, for a tactile I'd say try out Outemu Ice Clear.
by abrahamstechnology
21 Mar 2019, 23:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New Datacomp Alps
Replies: 44
Views: 3435

Re: New Datacomp Alps

Once I complete my Hua-Jie group buy I'll see if I can have any luck with Datacomp.
by abrahamstechnology
20 Mar 2019, 14:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recommendation for Mac OS mechanical keyboard
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Recommendation for Mac OS mechanical keyboard

Probably clones, but that would be a good thing since Cherry MX Brown is notoriously bad.
by abrahamstechnology
18 Mar 2019, 22:28
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] NOS Alps SKCM White, Futaba MA41
Replies: 22
Views: 630

Re: [IC] NOS Alps SKCM White, Futaba MA41

How much each for the non-MX mount Futabas?
by abrahamstechnology
18 Mar 2019, 22:19
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1683
Views: 72041

Re: Stuff you just bought

Dingster wrote:
18 Mar 2019, 20:36
Are those...orange SMKs?
Yes. I'll just swap the click leaf from the broken one into one of them (found inside the keyboard case, plus the seller included the missing keycap)

Very nice keycaps, thick doubleshot in Cherry (or something similar) profile.
by abrahamstechnology
18 Mar 2019, 16:51
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1683
Views: 72041

Re: Stuff you just bought

Got some stuff for the Leading Technology SMK board. https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1ou.baELrK1Rjy1zbq6AenFXan/NPKC-Universal-GH60-Plate-Aluminum-Anodized-for-PCB-Mounting-and-Stabilizers-Support-ISO-ANSI-for-60.jpg_640x640.jpg And some replacement switches: https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1l791Kb1YBuN...
by abrahamstechnology
17 Mar 2019, 19:28
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] NOS Alps SKCM White, Futaba MA41
Replies: 22
Views: 630

Re: [IC] NOS Alps SKCM White, Futaba MA41

Interested in the Futaba cherry mounts, how much do they cost?
by abrahamstechnology
13 Mar 2019, 15:45
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Restoring old Gaming Keyboards
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Restoring old Gaming Keyboards

Nice, I did this with a Razer 10KL a while back
viewtopic.php?f=62&t=20181
by abrahamstechnology
13 Mar 2019, 02:35
Forum: Reviews
Topic: BOX switches
Replies: 45
Views: 2821

Re: BOX switches

Hi everyone, I forgot to update this, but I am now completely sure the Wyse's caps were likely ruined by the retrobriting, not the switches (the plastic on the cap itself cracks very easily on this set that I have since got rid of) and new Tai-Hao caps have no damage when put on the same switches.
by abrahamstechnology
11 Mar 2019, 22:55
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1683
Views: 72041

Re: Stuff you just bought

I bought this as a present for myself for doing well on my math midterm. It has SMK Cherry mount switches. https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/3-IAAOSw1vxcepDy/s-l1600.jpg I'm thinking of adding mounting plates and putting Tai-Hao Cubic keycaps on it. Maybe I can get some money for the old keycaps too. I...
by abrahamstechnology
11 Mar 2019, 19:37
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] 7u Alps mount Spacebar
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: [WTB] 7u Alps mount Spacebar

I can print some of these for you, they allow you to use a spacebar with Cherry stabilizer mounts.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3396336
by abrahamstechnology
10 Mar 2019, 05:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xerox DocuTKL: An Alps TKL
Replies: 24
Views: 810

Re: Xerox DocuTKL: An Alps TKL

Very nice, I need to finish learning how to use KiCAD for myself.
by abrahamstechnology
10 Mar 2019, 01:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Will this combo work?
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Will this combo work?

If you want low profile black keycaps try these:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/dsa-pbt ... 27837.html
by abrahamstechnology
08 Mar 2019, 21:48
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IN PRODUCTION] Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)
Replies: 43
Views: 1683

Re: [IN PRODUCTION] Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)

Update-Hua-Jie has received my payment and started production on the switches. They will be shipped by April 23 and you will likely get them mid-May.
by abrahamstechnology
06 Mar 2019, 06:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 2997
Views: 107257

Re: Alps Appreciation

Heck, why don't we do a group buy for a luggable with a nice Alps keyboard? Like the IBM 5140 but with modern hardware. We are already doing tons of custom cases so why not take it up a notch? Like this? Kaypro case, mini-AT motherboard, 9 inch mono VGA monitor, white Alps keyboard. Built a couple ...
by abrahamstechnology
06 Mar 2019, 05:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?
Replies: 26
Views: 1113

Re: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?

Heck, why don't we do a group buy for a luggable with a nice Alps keyboard? Like the IBM 5140 but with modern hardware.
We are already doing tons of custom cases so why not take it up a notch?
by abrahamstechnology
06 Mar 2019, 05:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 2997
Views: 107257

Re: Alps Appreciation

Oops, I meant to post that in the laptop thread. Sorry.
by abrahamstechnology
06 Mar 2019, 05:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 2997
Views: 107257

Re: Alps Appreciation

Heck, why don't we do a group buy for a luggable with a nice Alps keyboard? Like the IBM 5140 but with modern hardware.
We are already doing tons of custom cases so why not take it up a notch?
by abrahamstechnology
06 Mar 2019, 01:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 2997
Views: 107257

Re: Alps Appreciation

Is my GB becoming a meme?
by abrahamstechnology
06 Mar 2019, 00:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?
Replies: 26
Views: 1113

Re: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?

Those aren't laptops, they are pretty much luggables (although much more gimmicky than the luggables of old)
by abrahamstechnology
06 Mar 2019, 00:15
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IN PRODUCTION] Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)
Replies: 43
Views: 1683

Re: Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)

Payment is now SENT! We should be good to go!
by abrahamstechnology
04 Mar 2019, 21:22
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IN PRODUCTION] Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)
Replies: 43
Views: 1683

Re: Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)

Yes, they got back to me. Payment should be completed soon and they will get back to me with a ship date.
by abrahamstechnology
04 Mar 2019, 21:12
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Future of DT
Replies: 83
Views: 3352

Re: Future of DT

I think our goal should be for the return of mechanical keyboards to the everyday desk. We should be as less gimmicky as possible (opposite of Reddit). We should focus on rebuilding old boards for another round of reliable service, and commission new boards and switches that are every bit as faithfu...
by abrahamstechnology
03 Mar 2019, 23:05
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IN PRODUCTION] Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)
Replies: 43
Views: 1683

Re: Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)

Their main office opens in a few hours, hopefully they get back to me by tomorrow. Time gaps are annoying!
by abrahamstechnology
01 Mar 2019, 03:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps.tw Type I (Hua Jie AK-CN2) Linear Modding
Replies: 18
Views: 799

Re: Alps.tw Type I (Hua Jie AK-CN2) Linear Modding

Do NOT cheap out on the soldering iron, the cheap ones begin to fall apart, burn themselves up, and crumple up almost immediately. Get a good one with an adjustable temperature (or better yet, a soldering station, I use an old 60watt Xytronic 168-3c I got for free) Also, the cheap solder suckers hav...
by abrahamstechnology
01 Mar 2019, 00:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IN PRODUCTION] Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)
Replies: 43
Views: 1683

Re: Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)

Well, I just checked and apparently it's Peace Memorial Day in Taiwan right now.
by abrahamstechnology
28 Feb 2019, 06:25
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IN PRODUCTION] Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)
Replies: 43
Views: 1683

Re: Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)

Yes! Hua-Jie hasn't got back to me yet, hopefully they are just backordered from CNY and not ignoring me for cancelling my order last time.

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