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by Fkazim
Yesterday, 13:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT Space-bar mod
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: IBM Model F AT Space-bar mod

Well ultimately you would have to separate the barrel plate and back plate. In terms of "hack job" if you are referring to the method with drilling holes in the spacebar stabiliser posts to reattach the stabiliser bar. Then the answer is no you don't have to do a hack job. But you do for sure have t...
by Fkazim
13 Dec 2019, 16:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 40
Views: 4345

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

Wow amazing work glad to see everything is on track.
by Fkazim
13 Dec 2019, 16:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can anyone proxy me some Unicomp stuff?
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Can anyone proxy me some Unicomp stuff?

It will just be keycaps that I will be ordering.
by Fkazim
13 Dec 2019, 14:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can anyone proxy me some Unicomp stuff?
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Can anyone proxy me some Unicomp stuff?

Hi I use an IBM Model F AT as my daily driver absolutely loving it. But would really like to spice my keyboard up a bit with some different coloured keycaps e.g. for the ESC, WASD. To do this I was going to buy some Unicomp caps but as I live in the UK shipping would be a killer as I have recently f...
by Fkazim
12 Dec 2019, 12:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 190
Views: 13192

Re: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)

Muirium wrote:
12 Dec 2019, 11:55
Kishy’s original find was made in 1983:

http://kishy.ca/?p=894

I had 4 of them at one point (as Tinnie’s UK proxy) and the oldest was 1983 as I recall. My own is 1986 I think.

viewtopic.php?p=138706#p138706
Oh man now i want one even more thanks a lot lol :lol:
by Fkazim
12 Dec 2019, 11:19
Forum: News
Topic: Possible Unicomp SSK
Replies: 59
Views: 3651

Re: Possible Unicomp SSK

Some additional photos of Unicomp's UNI04C6. This model M SSK was in ISO format (85-keys) was from Nov 19, 2004 https://web.archive.org/web/20150522115841/http://www.clickykeyboards.com/index.cfm/fa/items.main/parentcat/9242/subcatid/0/id/183757 1394054-001.jpg 1394054-003.jpg 1394054-004.jpg 13940...
by Fkazim
12 Dec 2019, 11:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 190
Views: 13192

Re: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)

Very nice would love to get a kishy or even an F77.
by Fkazim
11 Dec 2019, 18:03
Forum: News
Topic: Possible Unicomp SSK
Replies: 59
Views: 3651

Re: Possible Unicomp SSK

No idea never needed to open it as it is already refurbished.
by Fkazim
11 Dec 2019, 17:42
Forum: News
Topic: Possible Unicomp SSK
Replies: 59
Views: 3651

Re: Possible Unicomp SSK

Yeah I thought it was an interesting unit the keyboard is also extremely heavy. Almost the same weight as my first gen full size Model M. Also it came in ISO I have not modded it.
by Fkazim
11 Dec 2019, 17:10
Forum: News
Topic: Possible Unicomp SSK
Replies: 59
Views: 3651

Pics of my Unicomp restored SSK

Here are the pics of my Unicomp restored IBM SSK.
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by Fkazim
11 Dec 2019, 16:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2088
Views: 122941

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Sorry I did not mean to sound inpatient. I just am so looking forward to these PCB's. I have been keeping tabs on this thread now for a while.

Thanks for the reply anyways.
by Fkazim
11 Dec 2019, 14:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2088
Views: 122941

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Are these ready yet? I am itching to get my hands on one for my SSK
by Fkazim
11 Dec 2019, 12:35
Forum: News
Topic: Possible Unicomp SSK
Replies: 59
Views: 3651

Re: Possible Unicomp SSK

John Doe wrote:
05 Dec 2019, 22:39
Fkazim wrote:
05 Dec 2019, 22:37
I actually have an IBM SSK that has been fully restored by Unicomp at some stage.
Would u mind posting some pics?
Sorry for late reply have been very busy. I will be sure to post some pics of the board tonight don't worry.
by Fkazim
11 Dec 2019, 04:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The most useless keyboard in existence?
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: The most useless keyboard in existence?

DDD wrote:
10 Dec 2019, 05:28
yea, 101 and 87 layout is the best. I just want to know which switch variant inside the keycaps.
Possibly Cherry MX Blacks.
by Fkazim
09 Dec 2019, 16:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The most useless keyboard in existence?
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: The most useless keyboard in existence?

swampangel wrote:
09 Dec 2019, 15:45
I wonder if you took the cover off, if the board would have keyswitches in the other positions (just no caps) or if it would be totally unpopulated
My guess is it would probably be unpopulated just to save money.
by Fkazim
09 Dec 2019, 15:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The most useless keyboard in existence?
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: The most useless keyboard in existence?

Yes I see what you mean. A lot of wasted space though the keyboard could have been a lot smaller judging from the key layout.
by Fkazim
09 Dec 2019, 14:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The most useless keyboard in existence?
Replies: 9
Views: 491

The most useless keyboard in existence?

I was browsing for keyboards today and found this. The layout is beyond useless I just had to share this find. I can't even begin to think how difficult this would be to use on a daily.
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by Fkazim
05 Dec 2019, 22:37
Forum: News
Topic: Possible Unicomp SSK
Replies: 59
Views: 3651

Re: Possible Unicomp SSK

I actually have an IBM SSK that has been fully restored by Unicomp at some stage. It also has been relabled by Unicomp too.
by Fkazim
02 Dec 2019, 11:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M controller into IBM Model F?
Replies: 1
Views: 176

IBM Model M controller into IBM Model F?

Hello everyone I'm wondering if any of you know if it would be possible to swap my IBM Model F AT's controller with the controller out of a Model M. As they are both capacitive designs. Soldering would obviously be needed but would this idea work if anyone could let me know it would really help me o...
by Fkazim
20 Nov 2019, 15:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Motorola AlphaMate Keyboard. Anyone know what switch it uses?
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Motorola AlphaMate Keyboard. Anyone know what switch it uses?

It could use Cherry MX back's as Motorola keyboards use Cherry MX blacks a lot of the time in their keyboards. Then again one of the keycaps have faded so it may not be Cherry as a lot of the time terminal keyboards with cherry switches have double shot keycaps which don't fade. It could also possib...
by Fkazim
19 Nov 2019, 16:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F, M, and HHKB
Replies: 38
Views: 1403

Re: IBM Model F, M, and HHKB

Well if you are going to look at it like that then here's a question why make one of the most used keys smaller such as the Enter key? and then make backslash bigger than 1U even though it is a less used key then enter? just so it can fill the gap near the enter? These are just my opinions again i d...
by Fkazim
19 Nov 2019, 16:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F, M, and HHKB
Replies: 38
Views: 1403

Re: IBM Model F, M, and HHKB

vometia wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 14:20
Muirium wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 11:04
Vometia is always banging on about how she loathes ANSI.
That's because it's horrid.
Totally agreed
by Fkazim
19 Nov 2019, 11:49
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 695
Views: 57978

I joined the SSK club!

I have finally joined the SSK club with this grey label SSK with blue sublegends.

Got it for a reasonable price too. Overall I'm so happy. Have also posted this image in stuff you just brought thread.
by Fkazim
19 Nov 2019, 11:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F, M, and HHKB
Replies: 38
Views: 1403

Re: IBM Model F, M, and HHKB

You are right the AT is fairly hard to find one. But is well worth the look. I am running mine in ISO UK layout as i am from the UK, I have also programmed some media keys.
by Fkazim
19 Nov 2019, 11:26
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1807
Views: 115538

Re: Stuff you just bought

Thanks I'm loving using it. Maybe I should have posted it in the SSK thread. Did not even realise there was one.
by Fkazim
19 Nov 2019, 10:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F, M, and HHKB
Replies: 38
Views: 1403

Re: IBM Model F, M, and HHKB

I can't really talk much for the HHKB but I can say that some of the IBM Model F's are perfectly usable with some tinkering. The Model F AT is usable once you add some extra key barrels to either allow for an ANSI enter or an ISO both can be done. The other thing that can be converted if need be is ...
by Fkazim
18 Nov 2019, 10:15
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1807
Views: 115538

IBM Model M SSK

Finally I got my hands on an IBM Model M SSK for an actual reasonable price and with blue sublegends no less so happy. There's only one broken rivet. Below is a picture of the SSK.
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by Fkazim
13 Nov 2019, 09:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 5251 Beamspring Xwhatsit converter problem.
Replies: 16
Views: 1982

Re: IBM 5251 Beamspring Xwhatsit converter key mapping problem help.

OK so I have taken the keyboard completely apart again. I sanded the edge connector making sure that all the contacts are nice and shiny and not oxidised. Also I cleaned the capacitive pads on the PCB. I am pretty sure it is some sort of bug in the Xwhatsit firmware. As when checking all the traces ...

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