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by REVENGE
08 Dec 2017, 01:12
Forum: Results
Topic: Best vintage keyboard or relic
Replies: 11
Views: 2688

I'm happy to have shared my find with everyone, but congrats to JP for the best furniture discovery of the year! :) Also happy to see the fat brown ALPS up here, I voted for both of them.
by REVENGE
29 Nov 2017, 00:52
Forum: DTA news
Topic: Welcome to the Deskthority Awards 2017!
Replies: 66
Views: 11662

Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but are there any restrictions on nominated members voting (for themselves or other nominees)?
by REVENGE
28 Nov 2017, 12:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3863
Views: 227753

Daniel Beardsmore wrote: The switches are [wiki]Sasse series 25[/wiki].
Very good, more rep for you Daniel!
by REVENGE
28 Nov 2017, 02:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3863
Views: 227753

Anyone know who made this vending machine keypad?

Image
by REVENGE
20 Jul 2017, 20:52
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 4412501 / 4978 Display Station Keyboard [First Look / Teardown]
Replies: 57
Views: 4750

Re: IBM 4412501 / 4978 Display Station Keyboard [First Look / Teardown]

Don't forget about the kanji beamspring board!
by REVENGE
08 Jul 2017, 08:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Beamspring questions
Replies: 7
Views: 656

And also, all the blank buttons (tilt, button next to return key and button next to send key) are not pressable. Was this designed like this? If so is it possible to replace that single module with a working beamspring module from say xwhatsit to get it working? Great looking board, I have this mod...
by REVENGE
06 Jun 2017, 05:04
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 4412501 / 4978 Display Station Keyboard [First Look / Teardown]
Replies: 57
Views: 4750

This would seem to confirm a theory I had that the keyboard is implemented using two matrices (as does the presence of two controller chips, two 'magic capacitive chips' and what looks like a double-dose of 74-series logic). Would be very interested to see the layout of the PCB. I concur, and I wil...
by REVENGE
03 Jun 2017, 21:03
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 4412501 / 4978 Display Station Keyboard [First Look / Teardown]
Replies: 57
Views: 4750

XMIT wrote: Great find - welcome back REVENGE!
Thanks!
by REVENGE
03 Jun 2017, 04:42
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 4412501 / 4978 Display Station Keyboard [First Look / Teardown]
Replies: 57
Views: 4750

Re: IBM 4412501 / 4978 Display Station Keyboard [First Look / Teardown]

Wow, that is spectacular! I love the relegendable keycaps. :o EDIT: Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's the beam spring shown here? https://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/vintage/images/overlay/4506VV4024.jpg Really awesome if that's the case. Yes, that's the one, although I don't have those n...
by REVENGE
03 Jun 2017, 03:50
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 4412501 / 4978 Display Station Keyboard [First Look / Teardown]
Replies: 57
Views: 4750

IBM 4412501 / 4978 Display Station Keyboard [First Look / Teardown]

I've had this keyboard for over a year, but I didn't have the motivation to give it a teardown until today. I first became aware of this model when I watched the IBM Manufacturing Systems documentary on YouTube that depicts the process of building Model Fs (the Series/1 minicomputer and 4978 termina...
by REVENGE
10 May 2017, 19:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: K-Type Keyboard Pre-launch
Replies: 9
Views: 1287

Really glad to see this finally launch! RGB is not my thing, but I've already started recommending it to people I know who want RGB.
by REVENGE
03 Mar 2017, 11:06
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Lexmark Refurbished IBM F104 "Unsaver" + APL F122 keycaps
Replies: 27
Views: 2438

Nice find! Lexmark also had 1387033s done in the same manner. I have one from 1996.
by REVENGE
06 Mar 2016, 16:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Rapoo KX Layout Mod: Swap Right Shift with Menu
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

Re: Rapoo KX Layout Mod: Swap Right Shift with Menu

Thanks for the comments. However: +Keyswitches (Rapoo linear version, NOT Kaihl) feel great wrong ... they are Kailh, Rapoo does not make their own switches, Kaihua is the OEM, just like Razer green and orange mech switch are not made by Razer (thanks god ... ) but Kailh custom design I've already h...
by REVENGE
04 Mar 2016, 14:36
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22765
Views: 1335434

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Somebody go convince this guy to not strip the boards for keycaps: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/48t8c7/found_mechanical_keyboard_in_the_junkyard_at_work/ That's a Micro Switch Hall Effect keyboard BTW, pretty sweet. https://deskthority.net/wiki/Micro_Switch_Hall_Effect Yes,...
by REVENGE
04 Mar 2016, 13:36
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22765
Views: 1335434

Somebody go convince this guy to not strip the boards for keycaps:
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyb ... d_at_work/
by REVENGE
27 Feb 2016, 10:37
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4224
Views: 444568

Although I ordered my keyboards with blank caps, I wonder how you'll ship orders with no keycaps, which is an option ("Use your own keys"). The thing is, I've had IBM keyboards lying around all naked with no keycaps, and when you move them, the springs tend to interact with the barrels. Sometimes t...
by REVENGE
22 Feb 2016, 08:37
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4224
Views: 444568

Ellipse wrote: Image
If you make it, that's the one for me!
by REVENGE
22 Feb 2016, 08:32
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Bezkont. Klávesnice 262.3
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Probably one of the nicest Soviet Bloc keyboards I've seen.
by REVENGE
31 Jan 2016, 03:28
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Epson Q603A
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Also, that particular connector is *THE WORST*. It's a discontinued DIN variant. I managed to find some by sheer accident a while back. It has a sort of horse-shoe shape so you really can't use the other DIN connectors. That's funny, I think the little tab on the connector that helps you pull it ou...
by REVENGE
28 Jan 2016, 00:02
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4224
Views: 444568

Looking good Ellipse!
by REVENGE
14 Jan 2016, 00:00
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Burroughs B25 K2 - 3675 6104
Replies: 10
Views: 1457

Is it possible to replace the foam and foil pad in these with a helical spring?
by REVENGE
12 Dec 2015, 00:15
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Heath Zenith ZTA-1
Replies: 15
Views: 1026

Nice cap! The ones on the front aren't so bad either.

Are these the same linear switches as those used in the Asian market IBM financial keyboards?
by REVENGE
12 Dec 2015, 00:13
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Xerox X998
Replies: 6
Views: 984

That is a really nice looking piece right there, hope you can get it working eventually!
by REVENGE
08 Dec 2015, 11:42
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Lazer 80-2269-1
Replies: 4
Views: 428

terrycherry wrote: Rare to see this switch on PCB mount.
I brought 5 brand new spare of this switch for my DTK SPK102S keyboard. You're guy could taobao that.
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1 ... 7fhj5i431f
Wow nice!
by REVENGE
08 Dec 2015, 03:40
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Lazer 80-2269-1
Replies: 4
Views: 428

I really loved mine, but I destroyed one of the switches when I tried to desolder it. Damn things are so fragile. That tactility is really quite something.
by REVENGE
07 Dec 2015, 11:23
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Merlin Express
Replies: 2
Views: 297

My best pictures were coming out when I had two external wireless flashes set up for indirect lighting (ceiling and wall reflection). When you don't have that available, sometimes it's better to shoot with natural lighting at good angles at a higher sensitivity. Wireless flashes are becoming cheaper...
by REVENGE
02 Dec 2015, 08:11
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4224
Views: 444568

Interesting. The profiles of the new barrels are visibly different than the originals. I guess that's where the 1mm difference lies.

By the way, please add an option to buy those barrels, flippers, and springs in bulk!
by REVENGE
01 Dec 2015, 21:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Rapoo KX Layout Mod: Swap Right Shift with Menu
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

After about two months of usage post-mod, I think the key chatter problem has died down somewhat. Still not sure what the problem is, maybe the switch contacts needed some breaking in? That or I'm just imagining things.

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