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by Pumaeggs
29 Aug 2019, 15:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where do you guys store your keyboards?
Replies: 26
Views: 1740

Re: Where do you guys store your keyboards?

Chyros wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 09:57
~270 models off the top of my head – I keep them in Kallax cupboards.
ahhhh that wey tek MK06! what a beautiful board. I've been searching for one of those for close to 3 years now.
by Pumaeggs
14 Apr 2019, 23:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Issues with soarer's converted model F XT
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Issues with soarer's converted model F XT

The first thing to check would be to make sure that the screw that mounts the PCB to the plate is nice and tight. I had the same problem that you're describing and what worked for me was connecting the plate ground line to the ground pin on the converter. I mentioned this in a thread once and I thi...
by Pumaeggs
14 Apr 2019, 21:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Issues with soarer's converted model F XT
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Issues with soarer's converted model F XT

snacksthecat wrote:
14 Apr 2019, 21:00
I think it sounds like a grounding issue. Did you make the Soarer's converter?
yeah, i built the soarer's converter. i figured this was the cause, because moving it around will sometimes fix the issue. How do i ground the keyboard?
by Pumaeggs
14 Apr 2019, 20:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Issues with soarer's converted model F XT
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Issues with soarer's converted model F XT

I recently purchased an F XT off ebay and set to work cleaning and converting it. The board had a sticker inside that indicated the board was repaired in the summer of 1985. It seems the foam had been replaced with a much more durable closed-cell foam, which hasn't degraded much at all. The repairs ...
by Pumaeggs
04 Apr 2019, 17:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ISO users
Replies: 65
Views: 3604

Re: ISO users

My main keyboard is a weird mix of ISO and ANSI (Bigass enter and long left shift). i honestly prefer it to standard ANSI.
by Pumaeggs
31 Jan 2019, 17:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: NTC KB-6251/2 Troubles
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: NTC KB-6251/2 Troubles

try resetting the PS/2 port on your motherboard
by Pumaeggs
19 Dec 2018, 04:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Datalux Spacesaver Restored
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Datalux Spacesaver Restored

I found this 2006 datalux board in a trash pile at work back in June, but i could never get it working quite right. I kept it because i loved the shape and layout, and it is technically mechanical(cherry ML short throw). It just ended up in my box of dead boards. For some reason yesterday both my cu...
by Pumaeggs
07 Dec 2018, 16:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Zenith Z-150 Makeover
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

fucking beautiful
by Pumaeggs
07 Dec 2018, 15:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do you type properly?
Replies: 77
Views: 4697

the answer for me is nnnnnnyyyyeesss? i dont really know. I actually built a 60% recently and went for blank black PBT caps so i could force myself to learn to touch type. It worked sort of, basically i do a cross between hunt and peck and touch typing, but i still use the homing bumps and the homer...
by Pumaeggs
20 Nov 2018, 18:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 226311

A colleague found three IBM model M keyboards and some unidentified (and worse for wear) keyboard in a house that is being torn down. They're 122 key terminal model M's, with two having stickers at the back still, model 1390702, manufactured in the UK in 1988. Did these use AT connectors, since the...
by Pumaeggs
19 Nov 2018, 15:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Questions about Hi-tek 725 switches and lubricants.
Replies: 4
Views: 396

my lubricant of choice is "Finishline Extreme Fluro". it's just standard teflon grease but it's a good deal cheaper than most of the other name brand keyboard lubes and works just as well if not a little better thanks to the easy applicator nozzle. please please please dont use WD-40. please. I see ...
by Pumaeggs
19 Nov 2018, 15:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Linearizing White Alps
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Linearizing White Alps

I recently acquired and restored a nice ortek MCK-142pro board with white alps, and i love it to death. Unfortunately, even after cleaning and restoring the switch leaves, i find that SKCM whites are not to my taste. I prefer clicky switches with a tactile bump more towards the middle as opposed to ...
by Pumaeggs
14 Nov 2018, 16:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: An interesting find: NIB IBM Model M blue Alps(?) Keyboard
Replies: 76
Views: 4597

Probably indeed a clone, but the only thing that niggles me is that it's too good. Is the case the same as original IBM or different? Any molding differences? If they're the same, it might be a refurbishment issue, maybe drop-in replacements. That would explain the different dates. Like, a school m...
by Pumaeggs
14 Nov 2018, 15:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM M58, the 60% Model M, Very SSK or however IBM called it
Replies: 52
Views: 3165

Myoth wrote:
I pretty much agree with all of your other points, but I disagree with this one, and to discard it, here is a single picture :
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oh duh how could i have been so stupid i completely forgot about the kishsaver
by Pumaeggs
12 Nov 2018, 16:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM M58, the 60% Model M, Very SSK or however IBM called it
Replies: 52
Views: 3165

its crazy that something like this exists with no definitive origin. i have compiled a list of things that could count towards its authenticity or otherwise. Genuine: 1)the plastic work required to reshape an existing shell to fit that shape is crazy complex, and a custom case that looks that good w...
by Pumaeggs
09 Nov 2018, 16:02
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Kensington Expert Mouse 5.0 increase sensitivity?
Replies: 2
Views: 1220

go to "Change your mouse settings" in windows 10, click additional mouse options on the right, go to pointer option, and crank the fuck out of that pointer speed slider. Also, turning off the "enhance pointer precision" thing helps a lot too. I just picked up a CST trackball mouse yesterday and i've...
by Pumaeggs
07 Nov 2018, 15:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: No Software Macropad
Replies: 12
Views: 693

the most reasonable solution in my opinion would be to just build your own macropad with something like a teensy or pro micro.
by Pumaeggs
05 Nov 2018, 16:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: WANG Laboratories Model M
Replies: 6
Views: 590

fantastic! a model M that says "wang" on it. Im not sure why this is so funny to me but i just giggled out loud in a lecture class like an idiot.
by Pumaeggs
26 Oct 2018, 15:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3285
Views: 167308

Why no love for alps integrated domes? They're actually one of my favorite linears of all time.
by Pumaeggs
25 Oct 2018, 15:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cybernetic Data Products Keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 1491

I think I want to try to trade this board for a new project, ideally something weird, that I haven't tried before, and with more keys. I don't really care if it's new or vintage. Maybe someone has a 142-key monstrosity and they would prefer a more minimalist keyboard like this. Actually, funny you ...
by Pumaeggs
23 Oct 2018, 23:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need some info about this company
Replies: 4
Views: 492

thats pretty wild, it looks like the same casing as the industrial grey shell black badge mdoel M, but the badge is in the wrong place. what is the date on the back/inside of the board? what is the mounting plate like? (rainbow or matte). very cool, keep us updated!
by Pumaeggs
22 Oct 2018, 16:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keys Not Registering on 122-Key Model M
Replies: 9
Views: 576

yeah 99% chance its the membrane traces fslice outlined. Also, its a little bit more work but i'd highly recommend a bolt mod over a screw mod for this guy. The screw mods are unreliable, feel kinda funky, and are very hard to undo and redo multiple times without ruining the barrel plate. Man that's...
by Pumaeggs
17 Oct 2018, 15:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 512
Views: 30790

[quote=" I can't think of another keyboard that shows Plumber's Crack...[/quote]

jesus christ i never thought of it that way. you're totally right though it is kinda aesthetically unappealing
by Pumaeggs
12 Oct 2018, 01:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard Haul Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 499

oh man those are some nice looking boards. Could you give some more information about the one with the blue switches? They look like some sort of hall effects to me but i cant be sure
by Pumaeggs
10 Oct 2018, 15:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ortek 142-pro restored!
Replies: 14
Views: 766

You reshaped the click leaves? Were the switches worn out and uneven in sound and feel? I have a couple of used SKCM White ALPS and I plan to restore them. I wonder how can I re-bend the click leaves in a uniform way across the board to restore the click and tactility. yeah i was able to get them p...
by Pumaeggs
08 Oct 2018, 17:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ortek 142-pro restored!
Replies: 14
Views: 766

These ar some of my favourite vintage boards, they have a very high likability factor :D . absolutely man, i saw your review and thought the Programmable Function keys were the coolest thing i'd ever seen. i saw one posted on ebay for 100 bucks which is obviously overpriced, but i dropped in a much...
by Pumaeggs
08 Oct 2018, 16:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ortek 142-pro restored!
Replies: 14
Views: 766

I like the look of these boards. A downside for me is the ISO-type Enter key arrangement. If it were US-ANSI, I would definitely want one. Are the white Alps in this board bamboo (no slits) or pine (slits in the top housing)? It seems like bamboo alps based on the lettering on the top housing, but ...
by Pumaeggs
05 Oct 2018, 22:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ortek 142-pro restored!
Replies: 14
Views: 766

fohat wrote: Can we please see the label?
of course! sorry i forgot to include it in the original post, but i just updated it with a picture of the backtag.
by Pumaeggs
05 Oct 2018, 21:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ortek 142-pro restored!
Replies: 14
Views: 766

//gainsborough wrote: Isn't this an ortek-142?
oh man sorry i feel like an idiot, a typo on my first post! yeah its an ortek, i was just looking at an omnikey on Ebay when i was making this post.
by Pumaeggs
05 Oct 2018, 16:20
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: [Short Review] Microsoft Intellimouse Optical 1.1A
Replies: 11
Views: 9863

i've heard the complaints about using this mouse with 1080p monitors, but honestly i never had any issues. I guess i'm some sort of madman because i game on my 4K monitor with my intellimouse optical and i fucking love it. Where is the issue with the DPI present? like what's the problem? i literally...

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