Search found 215 matches

by swampangel
Yesterday, 17:05
Forum: For sale
Topic: [FS] fk-2001 (SKCM Blue alps + dust cover) // IBM model F AT // victor keyboard // IBM Model M
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: [FS] fk-2001 (SKCM Blue alps + dust cover) // IBM model F AT // victor keyboard // IBM Model M

//gainsborough wrote:
Yesterday, 16:56
I have no idea what switches these are (I asked on DT at one point and got an answer, but have since forgotten) but they feel nice.
wiki/Hosiden_switch ?
by swampangel
Yesterday, 14:58
Forum: For sale
Topic: I (and my wife!) am (are) willing to reduce my collection II
Replies: 39
Views: 4120

Re:

tentator wrote:
13 Dec 2018, 23:39
The Stealth Battleship Ergo, split columnar staggered mysterious spring switches... Siemens style caps..
:o
by swampangel
22 Aug 2019, 20:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Fixing blue alps
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Fixing blue alps

You definitely want a dry lubricant, I have used a teflon spray like https://www.walmart.com/ip/DuPont-Teflon-Multi-Use-Lubricant-11-oz/49235086 in the past on SKCM black switches. I hear you should stay away from graphite ones because they are conductive and can interfere with normal operation. And...
by swampangel
22 Aug 2019, 20:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Would these Teensy++ 2.0 pins work?
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: Would these Teensy++ 2.0 pins work?

Thanks for the help and suggestions. The reason I'm adding extra LEDS is because the original case has windows for them (will add the message LED too, any way I can get this working in QMK?) Assuming for the message led, you need to send a notification from the host to the kb, https://www.reddit.co...
by swampangel
21 Aug 2019, 23:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for IBM Model M2 capacitor part numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Looking for IBM Model M2 capacitor part numbers

Here's what the caps on my M2 controller look like (I don't know if there were different revisions of this controller): https://i.imgur.com/S8PCIv4.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Lq8fYXr.jpg C1 (16V 47μF) is about 6mm across and C3 (50V 2.2μF) is about 4mm. From the measurements I think the replacements in...
by swampangel
21 Aug 2019, 18:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!
Replies: 493
Views: 35888

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

I have tried, desperately, to be very polite throughout all my exchanges here. All I care about is getting my beamspring working, not getting into petty arguments, but DMA is constantly antagonizing and insulting, and seems to assume everyone is an idiot because they can't look at his code for five...
by swampangel
20 Aug 2019, 17:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3226
Views: 143424

Re: Alps Appreciation

Thanks for the helpful information guys! So after further disassembly, looks like it does have different switches. However, as you can see in the picture, the sticker which covers the middle screw is not broken(before my disassembly). I wonder if this is a genuine sticker... Sliders/springs could h...
by swampangel
19 Aug 2019, 17:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Run a copy of Keyboard Firmware Builder locally
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Run a copy of Keyboard Firmware Builder locally

The other day I was getting an error trying to download .hex files from https://kbfirmware.com (it's fine now). I'd been meaning to set up a copy on my computer, because I want to try some changes to the default wiring method. The original source https://github.com/ruiqimao/qmkbuilder is easy enough...
by swampangel
19 Aug 2019, 13:41
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22635
Views: 1232525

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Yep, broken hammer, it was the part that was holding the spring that broke off. But c'mon guys, IBM cut to many corners with the M2 keyboard. Maybe a nice keyboard to collect, but not for regular use. I used one for years before I got my Omnikey. A bit fragile, yes, but fine to type on imo :mrgreen:
by swampangel
18 Aug 2019, 22:56
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22635
Views: 1232525

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

A non-working IBM Model M2 that looks like it's in good physical shape for $35 USD https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vintage-IBM-Mod ... 4384443931 Usually one can be revived with replacement capacitors.
by swampangel
18 Aug 2019, 18:48
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: The wiki doesn't appear on internet searches
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: The wiki doesn't appear on internet searches

I tried some google searches, and for a couple like "alps skcc" and "clare pendar keyboards" the dt wiki was still the first result. I did it in incognito mode, but google's tracking could still be having an effect. On DuckDuckGo, no dice, even with a string like "alps skcc deskthority wiki" :( I no...
by swampangel
17 Aug 2019, 15:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: MX blacks: random impressions
Replies: 70
Views: 2655

Re: MX blacks: random impressions

What also surprised me is that I couldn't really notice much difference between it ("it" being a 2004 vintage SSK) and my Model F, a 1984 XT. Maybe I'm too much of a pleb to appreciate the finer points, or maybe more extended usage would reveal the differences; or maybe they're just not that differ...
by swampangel
15 Aug 2019, 17:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Taking keyboard case to car bodyshop to have it painted
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Taking keyboard case to car bodyshop to have it painted

So one of the companies said they'd do it for £40 and it should take 10 minutes when they "get a moment". The other one said I'd have to prep the plastic first, then I'd be looking at around £20-£30. Is the first one just hoping to take my money and do a quick coat of paint that won't last? Need so...
by swampangel
12 Aug 2019, 17:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Re: I'm 99% convinced in buy a topre keyboard, anything I should know before pressing the "buy" button?
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: I'm 99% convinced in buy a topre keyboard, anything I should know before pressing the "buy" button?

I don't have an HHKB, but on Poker style 60% board with hhkb bindings I found holding Fn to access the arrow keys/pgup/pgdn was quite hard on my right hand over time. The true HHKB layout where Fn is beside RShift is probably less straining, but it's something to think about. If I ever buy a Topre b...
by swampangel
10 Aug 2019, 03:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3226
Views: 143424

Re: Alps Appreciation

Where is the best place to buy replacement spring for orange alps? Glad to hear you got what you needed from orihalcon :) otherwise far as I know, if you want springs you get sprit alps springs https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_list&c=740 or you buy https://www.aliexpress.com...
by swampangel
09 Aug 2019, 20:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Vintage Cherry Din5 to USB, how?
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Vintage Cherry Din5 to USB, how?

Then you link to that GUI that creates firmware files for the converter without using having to install a build environment! http://www.tmk-kbd.com/tmk_keyboard/editor/unimap/?ps2_usb_rev1 there are different urls for different converters, context and flashing instructions at https://geekhack.org/i...
by swampangel
07 Aug 2019, 14:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: MX blacks: random impressions
Replies: 70
Views: 2655

Re: MX blacks: random impressions

So it looks like I'm going to have to scurry off and find out what a Poker is! And steal myself an HHKB. I'd probably just be reckless and buy one of they had an ISO-style return, but I never could get used to the horizontal type, even when that's all there was (er, thinking early '80s UK home comp...
by swampangel
07 Aug 2019, 00:03
Forum: News
Topic: Tai-Hao Olivette in Alps mount may return!
Replies: 19
Views: 2244

Re: Tai-Hao Olivette in Alps mount may return!

I'm interested in picking up a Tai Hao set for my AT101W at some point. Are the stabilizers compatible? The spacebar has cherry mounting holes for the stab clips, so you need a matias stabilizer set https://matias.store/products/stabilizer-and-hook-set Note the matias 6.25u spacebar wire is the sam...
by swampangel
04 Aug 2019, 02:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3226
Views: 143424

Re: Alps Appreciation

I have an m0116 with orange alps that I got off ebay for a pretty good price (60 with shipping) since it's my first skcm/skcl board I am not sure what condition they are in but they feel somewhat inconsistent in tactitltiy and a lot of the switches make a clicking noise on the up stroke I have no i...
by swampangel
02 Aug 2019, 21:47
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: M0110 Bits for restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: M0110 Bits for restoration

TL;DR I'm after 1 x SKCC Lock or locking lug 1x SKCC Switch 1x 4P4C Port I don't think you can open these switches without desoldering them. You'll have a 4P4C connector to solder anyway; might as well get the switch out then too. SKCC switch: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Alps-SKCC-Cream-Tall-Keyswitch-...
by swampangel
01 Aug 2019, 02:58
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 106
Views: 8960

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

Redmaus wrote:
01 Aug 2019, 01:46
Will this work with an SSK?
Yes, works great in mine :)
by swampangel
31 Jul 2019, 17:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!
Replies: 493
Views: 35888

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

Does this mean that I would need to build some sort of driver if I wanted to hook up a buzzer (in lieu of a solenoid)? At 4mA, would I be basically be asking it to power a blender? [noob thoughts] If you google for "arduino buzzer" tutorials, lots of them do just use a gpio pin to power it, so it s...
by swampangel
26 Jul 2019, 14:33
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ELMA Alps 1U Server Keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: ELMA Alps 1U Server Keyboard

I use mine as part of a standing desk setup. Fits a RollerMouse with room to spare, and is pretty comfortable at the right height :)

Image
by swampangel
26 Jul 2019, 14:29
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22635
Views: 1232525

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://i.imgur.com/EuPIa8R.jpg General Instrument TI-99 Alps SKCC Cream, one broken switch stem https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Archer-TI-99-4-Replacement-Keyboard-Metal-Base-As-Is/202737579100 (current bid $13.50CAD, 6h left) https://i.imgur.com/NZTLeqP.jpg Fortron 286 RT-101+, outer edge stepped caps, I...
by swampangel
24 Jul 2019, 01:03
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] DSA Magic Girl on TKC
Replies: 19
Views: 1428

Re: [GB] DSA Magic Girl on TKC

The reason why I did reply is precisely that the topic was indeed very interesting to me. As a matter of fact, I found (and still find) it extremely important to not stop " shitting on " such ridiculous gender stereotypes. My recommendation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidden_Figures_(book) As mu...
by swampangel
08 Jul 2019, 02:17
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | Round 2
Replies: 60
Views: 5203

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | Round 2

M4dn3ss wrote:
07 Jul 2019, 15:35
Decided to jump in to round 2 but it says "Cancelled due to a failed MOQ", how close was it?
I think about 1500/3000. Hopefully lsoelxi decides to give it another try eventually.
by swampangel
06 Jul 2019, 23:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 6x4 MacroPad from scratch with ProMicro and QMK
Replies: 12
Views: 525

Re: need help for setting up QMK env. for Windows

You should have a #define LAYOUT( ... statement somewhere, can you share it?

For example, https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/blo ... t/keymap.c uses the macro LAYOUT_all, which is #defined in https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/blo ... h60/gh60.h
by swampangel
01 Jul 2019, 03:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Silent keyboards slow typing speed (research?)
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Silent keyboards slow typing speed (research?)

I think those waterproof rollable keyboards would count, but those slow your typing speed for a totally different reason

Go to advanced search