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by Rauha
07 Apr 2020, 17:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Possibility of modding a 5pin DIN connector to USB
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Possibility of modding a 5pin DIN connector to USB

If I understand correctly, you do not want to modify 5pin DIN connector ( as the title says), but just use old keyboard cable with modern USB mini and USB A plugs? For that, cut the DIN connectors from the cable. Then use use this digram. It shows USB A and USB mini pin outs. 5pin DIN cable has 5 ca...
by Rauha
04 Apr 2020, 21:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do 'flat' or low profile keycaps exist for IBM buckling spring?
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Do 'flat' or low profile keycaps exist for IBM buckling spring?

Two part BS keycaps are slightly taller than single piece ones. The difference is really small, something like 1mm or so. One of the (many) reasons why single piece Unicomp pearl alphanumericals cannot be used to replace missing keys on older IBM Model Fs and Ms. I mean something like using single p...
by Rauha
01 Apr 2020, 16:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Are IBM Model F122's really worth this much now???
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

Re: Are IBM Model F122's really worth this much now???

I bought one for 250$ in late February. Definately worth that. With shipping USA->Finland + EU customs + nordic VAT it cost total of 403€. Still worth it (IMHO). Just check reddit's mechnical forum and there are people spending insane amounts for the flavour the week MX clone hipster switch boards. ...
by Rauha
28 Feb 2020, 22:04
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23353
Views: 1593751

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Feels like I have seen this Focus 727 with Blue Alps appearing on Ebay many times within few months from the same seller in Ireland. And maybe the seller has just had many of these, but few times I have bid on his/her Blue Alps board, then it gets relisted for much higher price, disappers, gets reli...
by Rauha
28 Feb 2020, 21:25
Forum: News
Topic: Uncomp in Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Uncomp in Europe

I am already thankfull for three years of unintentional humour from the exceptional blue passport people with unicorns and Empire 2.0.
by Rauha
27 Feb 2020, 20:11
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2988
Views: 292329

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Handwired SMK 2nd Gen. linears (NOS).
XD87 case and plate.
Kprepublic's Cherry style keycaps with finnish(/swedish) layout.

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by Rauha
27 Feb 2020, 16:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: NEC PC-8801 mkIIsr with NON Blues
Replies: 14
Views: 883

Re: NEC PC-8801 mkIIsr with NON Blues

Do you know of anyone successfully converting one of these to work on modern pc's? It's probably not that hard - it's brainless. And the matrix seems unusually easy to decode. Could propbaly do it just based on pictures posted alone. Super easy to follow traces, clearly marked and numbered switch l...
by Rauha
16 Feb 2020, 00:16
Forum: For sale
Topic: Apple Keyboard (ADB), Salmon Alps - ISO-ES
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Apple Keyboard (ADB), Salmon Alps - ISO-ES

Interested and I sent you PM.
by Rauha
11 Feb 2020, 16:27
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23353
Views: 1593751

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

IBM PS/2 P70 Portable with Alps SKCP. FI/SWE layout.
250€.
Please buy it before I talk myself into buying it.

https://www.tori.fi/uusimaa/IBM_PS_2_P7 ... ?ca=18&w=3
by Rauha
08 Feb 2020, 19:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M keyboard search
Replies: 41
Views: 2492

Re: IBM Model M keyboard search

I don't have that 5.5mm nut driver, it would be easier to clean it, but I'll try to use brush and clean between keys that way... If you don't want to buy one, you can try the pen trick: https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?p=34013#p34013 Just be sure to use Bic branded pen rather than a cheap chin...
by Rauha
07 Feb 2020, 20:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 21
Views: 1937

Re: Is it just me?

MX Blacks are not that bad. And it is fine to like what you want. Use what you like and enjoy it. But this thread is just silly. Cherry is the dominant brand in in contemporary mechanical switches. You will find information about them and keyboards that use them from every mainstream computing site,...
by Rauha
05 Feb 2020, 19:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How Rare is my Keyboard (CHICONY 5181 with SMK "Monterey")
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: How Rare is my Keyboard (CHICONY 5181 with SMK "Monterey")

I think im actually gonna try to scoop up another one or so (maybe look for the windows key variant) and im considering building a full custom board by harvesting a few poor condition boards and hand wiring to a modern controller then making a custom wood case. this would allow me to have a more st...
by Rauha
05 Feb 2020, 16:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M keyboard search
Replies: 41
Views: 2492

Re: IBM Model M keyboard search

Should I look for some kind of signs of wear or some kind of known quality issues? Like if there is something obvious in model Ms? Keys not registering or uneven feel. You can also just shake it a bit and hear the broken rivets moving inside the case. Oh and, if you need to open it, the nut driver ...
by Rauha
05 Feb 2020, 16:14
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Model M/F Buckling spring keycaps ISO
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Model M/F Buckling spring keycaps ISO

Text just says ISO, but judging from pictures, it is actually DE layout that you want?
by Rauha
31 Jan 2020, 21:21
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23353
Views: 1593751

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264608960458 Barely see black M caps even on ebay, but shipping is pricey to my country. Glad to see they'll go to lover's hands anyway. "Ships to: United Kingdom, Asia" Fitting to see this on the final Brexit day. In ...
by Rauha
31 Jan 2020, 20:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT Accidentally bought for... $5!
Replies: 18
Views: 1462

Re: IBM Model F AT Accidentally bought for... $5!

Also, does anyone have experience modding one of these? I'm scared to try myself with just one the forum posts about it because I have no experience with this sorta thing except building my PC if that counts for anything. I'm still not sure one what sort of layout I want to go for, but I definitely...
by Rauha
31 Jan 2020, 15:30
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2988
Views: 292329

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Received today Apple M0115 AEK (Orange Alps) and A9M0331 mouse. The keyboard is in just supremely good condition and all of the switches feel clean and essentially unused. Like getting it NOS although it is used. SuperSuperSuper happy with the purchase. The only nitpicky fault are the ratling stabil...
by Rauha
29 Jan 2020, 21:17
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's
Replies: 20
Views: 1141

Re: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's

Judging from pictures, this is originally terminal version with RJ45 connector? I have converted couple of those using just very cheap RJ45 to DB9 connectors. Plenty of cheap options around, for example: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32841504259.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dyzpOl5 I connect ...
by Rauha
25 Jan 2020, 20:21
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23353
Views: 1593751

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Model F Battleship for great and totally reasonable price of $2500. Shipping not included. https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-model-F-122-FULLY-restored-new-foam-soarers-converter-ANSI-mod-EXTRAS/324050800899?hash=item4b72eed103:g:wAUAAOSwTz1eKTtS Massive price drop to $1500! Bargain now. Get it before a...
by Rauha
23 Jan 2020, 18:55
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23353
Views: 1593751

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Model F Battleship for great and totally reasonable price of $2500.
Shipping not included.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-model-F-12 ... SwTz1eKTtS
by Rauha
17 Jan 2020, 20:21
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4848
Views: 575948

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

People who mind customs should not import.
Or the very least not expect their custom fees to be responsibility of the exporter.
by Rauha
14 Jan 2020, 17:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4173
Views: 305812

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

https://img.tradera.net/images/331/337290331_6f4b7d2a-9ab6-4857-819f-f33b6bfeed10.jpg Any idea what sort of keyboard the Ericsson PC came with? It was released in 1985 and is AT compatible. Doesn't look like it would be their own RMD 973. I bought identical looking keyboard last week that has RMD 9...
by Rauha
10 Jan 2020, 22:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M keyboard search
Replies: 41
Views: 2492

Re: IBM Model M keyboard search

by Rauha
07 Jan 2020, 16:23
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2988
Views: 292329

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Received this " Ericsson Type 1050-005 US " today. https://i.imgur.com/EkYpWkE.jpg Can't really find any info about it online, but it has the same Ericsson RMD 973 series -switches as Ericsson Type 1121 that is on deskthority Wiki (https://deskthority.net/wiki/Ericsson_1121) https://i.imgur.com/wPKL...
by Rauha
03 Jan 2020, 18:01
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23353
Views: 1593751

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Made in 1986 silver badge M122 for 49.99$ is decent price.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Model-M-Cl ... SwEkJdXtsi
by Rauha
30 Dec 2019, 15:41
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4848
Views: 575948

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Ellipse wrote:
24 Dec 2019, 18:18
The first ISO Model F went out last week - this one had the 1U+1.75U split right shift, which is built in to all ANSI and ISO F62/F77 keyboards.
So I will have to get Model M horizontal stabiliser and regular right shift key, if I want standard right shift for my ISO F77?
by Rauha
28 Dec 2019, 21:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How tactile are Razer clicky optical switches?
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: How tactile are Razer clicky optical switches?

Do you mean these purple switches? https://www.razer.com/razer-optical-switch They have roughly same tactility as MX blue, but are smoother feeling and much nicer to type with. Sound is unfortunately also very clicky MX like. Not quite the MX blue level ' ear rape without any lubrication ', but stil...
by Rauha
21 Dec 2019, 00:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp SSK coming March 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 1868

Re: Unicomp SSK coming March 2020

Still not gonna unlearn AltGr + 2 = @, AltGr +E = my currency, or any other AltGr combo from my muscle memory, simply because Unicomp is obsessed placing Right Windows key [ for me the second least used key after Scroll lock ) where AltGr should be. Nor am I gonna spend the roughly two billion Euros...
by Rauha
19 Dec 2019, 00:20
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4848
Views: 575948

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Good point clickclack. Everyone please let me know what you think about the 1.5U Backspace key color (pearl or pebble). I think we should switch to Pebble for that key going forward. TerminalJunkie there are already some descriptions of "diy keycap dye sublimation" out there. As noted a while back,...

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