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by keyboard Kultist
12 Jun 2019, 19:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3605
Views: 169628

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Hey! I think I got that board off ebay the other day :-) Serial number and little smudge close to the broken clip are the same. The seller (or someone) wrapped the top case in some sort of cammo.....doesn't look awful, but that's why I was thinking of transplanting the innrards into a model F case....
by keyboard Kultist
11 Jun 2019, 22:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3605
Views: 169628

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Bottom looks very similar to this 5160...? Hey! I think I got that board off ebay the other day :-) Serial number and little smudge close to the broken clip are the same. The seller (or someone) wrapped the top case in some sort of cammo.....doesn't look awful, but that's why I was thinking of tran...
by keyboard Kultist
04 Jun 2019, 16:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT modification
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: IBM Model F AT modification

So, I came into a Chicony 5160 AT with blue alps. The switchs are great but the case is uninspiring. On the other hand I have a broken IBM model F AT in the big basket of broken keyboards. You can probably see the wheels turning. So.... anyone ever put the innards of such a thing in a model F AT ca...
by keyboard Kultist
02 Jun 2019, 01:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT modification
Replies: 11
Views: 566

IBM Model F AT modification

So, I came into a Chicony 5160 AT with blue alps. The switchs are great but the case is uninspiring. On the other hand I have a broken IBM model F AT in the big basket of broken keyboards. You can probably see the wheels turning. So.... anyone ever put the innards of such a thing in a model F AT cas...
by keyboard Kultist
31 May 2019, 20:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Acer KB 101A in rocket science
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Acer KB 101A in rocket science

ppCircle wrote:
31 May 2019, 19:34
Comparison

lol that's the ticket!

Image
by keyboard Kultist
31 May 2019, 18:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Acer KB 101A in rocket science
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Acer KB 101A in rocket science

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mTCxpGSIbI

Look at about 59 seconds in, turn your head to the left, and see a familiar logo.

Obviously some sort of Keyboard Konspiracy at work here!
by keyboard Kultist
27 May 2019, 21:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3151
Views: 126927

Re: Ah, this unique beauty!

Ebay gods were smiling down upon me. This arrived today. The F9 key is missing and the switch is broken, missing the slider. Thinking I'll just buy a replacement switch and replace the guts. See if that works. My first blue alps board and it feels amazing. Using Soarer's USB converter. Had to move ...
by keyboard Kultist
26 May 2019, 02:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Blue Alps
Replies: 15
Views: 860

Re: Blue Alps

I'm up to four blue alps boards, luckily all in very good condition. It's like a disease, I want more :-)

Two gold badge Omni keys, a Computerland branded board, and an Acer KB 101A. I still love buckling springs, but.....YUM!
by keyboard Kultist
12 May 2019, 23:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3151
Views: 126927

Re: Alps Appreciation

Just recently I got a Computerland badged board with blue Alps in great condition.

That takes me back....wavy lines....my first computer, a Commodore Vic 20,
was bought at a Computerland with the prize money the physics at my University gave me. I guess that was my very first keyboard too.
by keyboard Kultist
28 Apr 2019, 22:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dirty Alps
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Dirty Alps

I really lucked out not long ago. I saw an Acer Kb 101A on ebay and taking a big chance paid a hefty price....the luck was that although the key caps had all kinds of crud on them the switches are in excellent condition. This with the two Northgate Gold Badge boards are my small but much loved blue ...
by keyboard Kultist
20 Apr 2019, 19:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: When you finally reach endgame.
Replies: 23
Views: 848

Re: When you finally reach endgame.

Very nice! Those are near divine :-) have you tried them ? Oh yes :-) I got one from Orihalcon :-) I'm not 100 percent sure, but back when I was in grad school there was a room full of terminals that connected to the IBM mainframe. I remember being very impressed with the massive keyboards; I think...
by keyboard Kultist
20 Apr 2019, 16:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: When you finally reach endgame.
Replies: 23
Views: 848

Re: When you finally reach endgame.

Very nice! Those are near divine :-)
by keyboard Kultist
20 Apr 2019, 01:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Question for everyone with a Focus FK-555 (need info)
Replies: 23
Views: 1029

Re: Question for everyone with a Focus FK-555 (need info)

c.p wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 08:29
:) I'm gonna feel sad when i'll sell it. Damn money.
You're going to sell it? I'm starting to have a real thing about blue alps. It's all Chyros fault....(thanks Tom :-) )
by keyboard Kultist
12 Apr 2019, 00:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3605
Views: 169628

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

ZedTheMan wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 01:03
Also, is that branding on the bottom of the switch in your last picture?
It's just smudges in the plastic as far as I can see.
by keyboard Kultist
11 Apr 2019, 00:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3605
Views: 169628

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

snacksthecat wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 00:44
keyboard Kultist wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 00:06
Here's some pictures of the orange switch keyboard. Sorry if this posts twice, some wacky thing happened.

https://imgur.com/a/Fijg62G
Those things look like Fisher Price tried to copy Alps switches.
Lol, they kind of sound like it too.
by keyboard Kultist
11 Apr 2019, 00:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3605
Views: 169628

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Here's some pictures of the orange switch keyboard. Sorry if this posts twice, some wacky thing happened.

https://imgur.com/a/Fijg62G
by keyboard Kultist
11 Apr 2019, 00:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3605
Views: 169628

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

ZedTheMan wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 18:36
keyboard Kultist wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 18:35
Will do, it might be a few days though. That particular seller seems to have some interesting stuff.
Thanks so much!
Yes, that seller has had some very neato beans things in their storage. I ended up getting a nice SMK board from them.
by keyboard Kultist
09 Apr 2019, 22:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3605
Views: 169628

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I got this for cheap on ebay. Flimsy build, I'd guess it's mostly plastic, but the switches are so obnoxiously clicky it's sort of hilarious. I've looked around a little but couldn't find anything on it. https://imgur.com/a/4l0ECgc I bought one of those brand new for the Alps-mount, Tai Hao doubles...
by keyboard Kultist
09 Apr 2019, 18:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3605
Views: 169628

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Will do, it might be a few days though. That particular seller seems to have some interesting stuff.
by keyboard Kultist
09 Apr 2019, 17:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3605
Views: 169628

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I got this for cheap on ebay. Flimsy build, I'd guess it's mostly plastic, but the switches are so obnoxiously clicky it's sort of hilarious. I've looked around a little but couldn't find anything on it.

https://imgur.com/a/4l0ECgc
by keyboard Kultist
09 Apr 2019, 01:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Acer KB 101-A
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Acer KB 101-A

That got me thinking...there's an old broken Matias board in the wicker basket
of keyboards that have something wrong with them. I took it apart and there were
a pair of lovely space bar clips...a bit of messing about and fixed space bar :-)

Thanks for all the help guys!
by keyboard Kultist
07 Apr 2019, 20:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Acer KB 101-A
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Acer KB 101-A

abrahamstechnology wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 19:50
Matias sells Alps stabilizer kits. Although I recommend filing a tiny bit off the bottom so they don't bottom out on the plate (quality of them seems to have dropped recently).
Thanks! If my digging through the spare parts boards doesn't work out I'll have a look at that.
by keyboard Kultist
07 Apr 2019, 20:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Acer KB 101-A
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Acer KB 101-A

Chyros wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 19:46
Glad you're liking it ^^ . You might want to do a soft clean; I am going to publish a set of tutorials on how to do things like that (hopefully in not too long - it's a lot of work though).
Great :-) I'll keep watch for them.
by keyboard Kultist
07 Apr 2019, 17:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Acer KB 101-A
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Acer KB 101-A

The KB-101A uses standard wire clips, they are the predominant type of stabiliser clip on Alps-based boards. You should have no difficulty getting hold of some. Pretty sure some guys in the US can help you out with some; if not, let me know and I'll send you a few :) . Congrats on the purchase! Tha...
by keyboard Kultist
07 Apr 2019, 16:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Acer KB 101-A
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Acer KB 101-A

Recently I snagged an Acer KB 101-A. It looked really dirty in the ad so I knew I was taking a chance on it. It arrived, and I tentatively checked out how the switches felt. YUM! Dirt and crap had accumulated between the keys but it looks like none had made it into the switchs. I vacuumed the hell o...
by keyboard Kultist
03 Apr 2019, 10:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3605
Views: 169628

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Noobmaen wrote:
03 Apr 2019, 02:14
Fujitsu peerless type 1.
Thanks! :-)
by keyboard Kultist
03 Apr 2019, 02:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3605
Views: 169628

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Hey guys, how about this one?

https://imgur.com/a/aK477ia

The switchs are interesting, there is a distinct soft click which happens shortly before bottoming out. It's actually got a pretty nice feel.
by keyboard Kultist
01 Apr 2019, 00:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM model F's tribute
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Re: IBM models F tribute

I'm using a model F XT at the office right now. As I mentioned to Chyros the other day I'm mainly a clicky guy but have branched some (I'm typing this on Fujitsu leaf springs) but coming back to the model F....man, it's hard to compete with the F :-) I am so looking forward to the "New Model F". Ha...
by keyboard Kultist
31 Mar 2019, 19:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tell me about your experience with dome boards
Replies: 19
Views: 1158

Re: Tell me about your experience with dome boards

Once I accidentally got an Acer 6511 thinking it was a 6311, and found to be not bad at all.

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