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by AJM
04 May 2021, 13:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Strange Stabilizer
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Strange Stabilizer

Oh dear! A stabilizer made from plastic! I found something a bit similar in an old terminal keyboard (viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23677&p=462187&hili ... ta#p462187).
I fear "barely working" might be the best, that such a concoction is capable of.
by AJM
02 May 2021, 18:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 3278 - a lazy restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 354

IBM 3278 - a lazy restoration

Since I already have a 5251 beamspring keyboard (https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21093) , which I imported from the US to Germany - with considerable costs involved, but don't even use as a daily driver, one might think, that I don't really need a second one, but when I saw that IBM 3278...
by AJM
27 Apr 2021, 09:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IFo's Keyboard Design Tips & Tricks Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: IFo's Keyboard Design Tips & Tricks Thread

- The cutout in a plate, for an MX type switch is a 14mm square, with stabilized keys and cutouts that allow you to open the switch without having to de-solder it (for non-hotswap boards) being the exception. that is simply not true, the 14mm cutout does not allow you to open the switch without hav...
by AJM
26 Apr 2021, 21:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help with beamspring restauration
Replies: 37
Views: 1429

Re: Need help with beamspring restauration

Great job! It looks fantastic. And you're so much faster than me (or less lazy). (As I see now - I not only have a very similar keyboard, but also that same keycap puller and "Henkellocheisen". :mrgreen: )
by AJM
22 Apr 2021, 11:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Space Cadet Keyboard on eBay
Replies: 96
Views: 4928

Re: Space Cadet Keyboard on eBay

Out of curiosity, what is so special about the space cadet apart from being rare. Not to be rude, but it's not particularly beautiful to me. Same goes for beamspring, but I can understand, that the beamspring has godly keyfeel and sound. I agree. Well, "being rare" is the main part. And it has a lo...
by AJM
20 Apr 2021, 08:33
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Damaging 1981 computer keycaps with retrobrighting technique
Replies: 4
Views: 742

Re: Damaging 1981 computer keycaps with retrobrighting technique

Well, that's easy to understand for me regarding the two Apple M0110A cases, that I use every day: Before retrobrighting they looked dirty and disgusting, afterwards they look clean and beautiful. After nearly 2 years I can see not the slightest hint, that the yellowing might come back. Should this ...
by AJM
15 Apr 2021, 15:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Whats your tipps on cleaning a metal beam spring case?
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: Whats your tipps on cleaning a metal beam spring case?

As has been said, I wouldn't spray anything on the case. If you find rust on the case it is probably from other steel/iron parts and not from the case itself. My cleaning for keycaps or cases is always a first step with dish soap/water and a sponge cloth. Then a second step with 70% alcohol and a mi...
by AJM
13 Apr 2021, 15:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help with beamspring restauration
Replies: 37
Views: 1429

Re: Need help with beamspring restauration

I've opened my switch-assembly last night for the first time. Visually the foam looks perfectly fine, but - as usual - it has no "strength" in it and is totally flat under the switches. In this condition the key-feel just isn't, what it should be, so I have to do something. But I don't dare to remov...
by AJM
12 Apr 2021, 14:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help with beamspring restauration
Replies: 37
Views: 1429

Re: Need help with beamspring restauration

... (Wasnt there a method where one puts O-Rings in the holes of the plate to tighten the switches so that you don't have to replace the foam?) I haven't read about this technique so far (which isn't saying much). It would certainly be possible to use O-rings instead of foam, but I can't see a way ...
by AJM
12 Apr 2021, 11:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help with beamspring restauration
Replies: 37
Views: 1429

Re: Need help with beamspring restauration

I'm also in the process of restoring/cleaning such a keyboard at the moment. (The slightly smaller version without the 3 rows of the right) I expect the keys/switches feel very loose and wobble all over the place and you will probably want to put in a new sheet of foam. As has been said - removing t...
by AJM
30 Mar 2021, 12:29
Forum: For sale
Topic: [FREE] Dr-Lipschitz Free Schit
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

Re: [FREE] Dr-Lipschitz Free Schit

@AMJ, is that MX board something close to your wishes ? Edit: Donno how to tag an username so that he gets a notification, AMJ is looking for a similar MX board An MX board with an F AT layout like the Unitek K151L? I actually bought a harvested a while back for too much :oops: ($35?) and didn't ev...
by AJM
19 Mar 2021, 14:25
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25015
Views: 2579361

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

...... I'll try to expose them to sunshine with some hydrogen peroxide as soon as the season allows me. BTW: Sunshine is not a necessity. I retrobrighted a set of keycaps over night, the bowl sitting on a radiator - in complete darkness. But starting in the morning and monitoring the progress regul...
by AJM
13 Mar 2021, 18:26
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25015
Views: 2579361

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

dcopellino wrote:
13 Mar 2021, 10:02
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Any hints how to get them white back.
Well - hydrogen peroxide would be my first try - testing with a single one first, of course.
by AJM
03 Mar 2021, 11:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4705
Views: 542565

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Oh if the caps weren't F&F I'd be all over it... well not really, I don't want to orphan a complete luggable if I can avoid it. Me too. There is actually another seller with only the keyboard, but - cunning as I am :mrgreen: - I chose to post this offer as a reference to avoid pointing to many eyes...
by AJM
03 Mar 2021, 09:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4705
Views: 542565

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Does anybody know, what kind of switches that Seequa Chameleon keyboard uses: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-Vintage-Seequa-Chameleon-Luggable-Portable-Personal-Computer-PC-DOS-CP-M/193517926349?hash=item2d0e9137cd:g:T8gAAOSwmyle5qqe Keytronic foam and foil I think. The position of the lock lights...
by AJM
02 Mar 2021, 22:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4705
Views: 542565

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Does anybody know, what kind of switches that Seequa Chameleon keyboard uses:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-Vintage ... Swmyle5qqe
by AJM
01 Mar 2021, 09:49
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25015
Views: 2579361

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

What I can't quite get together is: Expecting $ 2000 for something and at the same time throwing them on top of each other - not giving a f... if keys get bent or broken. Less of a problem, because there is hardly any demand for them anyhow, but still: Three 5251 terminal screens on top of each othe...
by AJM
27 Feb 2021, 15:44
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [Closed] Apple M0110A replacement keycaps
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: [WTB/WTT] Apple M0110A replacement keycaps

Potzblitz! :shock:
Somehow I've totally misread your initial post concerning a full QUERTZ set.
Why don't you simply take that one? :D
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(Will continue via PM...)
by AJM
27 Feb 2021, 14:47
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [Closed] Apple M0110A replacement keycaps
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: [WTB/WTT] Apple M0110A replacement keycaps

I could offer you these. They're the brightest/unyellowed ones I have. They have icons instead of text mods, though. And somehow I have the impression, that their edges are a bit less rounded than yours. You could have the whole numpad, if you like - to minimize the potential problem of colour or sh...
by AJM
14 Feb 2021, 15:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 109
Views: 18401

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

There were such blank kits in the last run (called "bleached"). But that run is over for now. So you have to "request" a new one and wait or look for an offer on mechmarket etc.
https://drop.com/buy/drop-matt3o-devtty ... keycap-set
by AJM
01 Feb 2021, 12:16
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: [EU] [WTT/WTB] Single MT3 keycap(s)
Replies: 0
Views: 521

[EU] [WTT/WTB] Single MT3 keycap(s)

I'm looking for one or two single MT3 keycaps. Maybe someone doesn't need them and would like to trade them with other keycaps? (I have a large collection of /dev/tty and most other MT3 sets.) Paypal is also an option, of course. /dev/tty / Row 1 / 1u / blank ("bleached") / in Triumph colour (apart ...
by AJM
28 Jan 2021, 18:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 terminal USB conversion (but not what you think)
Replies: 65
Views: 16659

Re: IBM 5251 terminal USB conversion (but not what you think)

:lol: I haven't seen that Asciiquarium before. It's very soothing. :D
And well done with the speed improvements. Thanks a lot.
by AJM
30 Nov 2020, 23:29
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 7705

Re: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread

That looks lovely, indeed! (And just to be sure - my remark regarding your residence was not meant to be nosy, but was (as far as I thought) a hilarious hint at your Terminator reference, which might be lost, if you haven't seen the last installment of that franchise, of course. :) https://www.youtu...
by AJM
29 Nov 2020, 18:59
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 7705

Re: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread

There can't be too many squirrel photos! Concerning sharpening: Maybe I'm just stupid, but sharpening and noise reduction always cancel each other out, when I use them in Lightroom, so I usually don't touch the standard settings and move on. I probably wouldn't prefer the picture taken through the w...
by AJM
07 Oct 2020, 14:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MT3 Doubleshot
Replies: 111
Views: 18180

Re: MT3 Doubleshot

That would be the obvious choice, of course. I can't understand, why that color scheme wasn't done first.
by AJM
21 Sep 2020, 20:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MT3 Doubleshot
Replies: 111
Views: 18180

Re: MT3 Doubleshot

In case there will be an International Kit - please don't forget the black ISO-Enter with white legends, this time. ;)
by AJM
31 Aug 2020, 21:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 terminal USB conversion (but not what you think)
Replies: 65
Views: 16659

Re: IBM 5251 terminal USB conversion (but not what you think)

In case there will by another Deskthority-Award in the future, my vote will definitely go to inmbolmie! Not only did he develop and build a great piece of kit, he is also a very generous and helpful person. Besides building and offering his converters for the costs of the material, he even sent me o...
by AJM
23 Jul 2020, 20:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4705
Views: 542565

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Here's one to identify. Season 1 of Alf had several different monitors and keyboards on Willie's PC for some reason, but this one struck me odd because I can't identify it. .... Yes, that keyboard is certainly nothing from IBM. The monitor is a clone as well. It's neither the green 5151, nor the CG...
by AJM
23 Jul 2020, 20:00
Forum: Diskussionen auf Deutsch
Topic: Zeigt her eure ISO-DEs!
Replies: 63
Views: 16035

Re: Zeigt her eure ISO-DEs!

Das tut mir leid zu hören. Mir war die gelbe Farbe ursprünglich eigentlich viel zu grell, aber mir ist diese Farbkombination mit der Zeit sehr ans Herz gewachsen und ich find auch dass sie in echt zu 95 % so gut aussehen, wie auf den Bildern. (Ganz weiße Tastaturgehäuse wären vielleicht keine gute K...
by AJM
15 Jul 2020, 20:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Beamspring space bar broken
Replies: 7
Views: 1554

Re: Beamspring space bar broken

That board looks great!
But have you mounted all the switches rotated by 180° (stems angled towards the front instead of the back) on purpose? That results in the weirdest keycap profile, I've seen so far.

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