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by andrewjoy
24 Jan 2020, 11:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Reproducing Alps Keycaps (IC)
Replies: 34
Views: 979

Re: Reproducing Alps Keycaps (IC)

AT101 Alps profile. For stabs, MX mount/Matias are probably the best option. I will have to do more research on that, and ask around to see if there are any other choices. Edit: Alps mount looks like the way to go. It will have to be determined by where the keycaps go, and if they are going to be a...
by andrewjoy
24 Jan 2020, 11:18
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22947
Views: 1412854

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 Man i need to sell my fully restored backup battleship wi...
by andrewjoy
23 Jan 2020, 11:14
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] GMK Ashes (GB starts Feb. 15th)
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: [IC] GMK Ashes (GB starts Feb. 15th)

Dark mods would be nice also.
by andrewjoy
22 Jan 2020, 14:51
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2846
Views: 250924

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

I highly doubt that the unicomp SSK will eat into original SSK that much , with normies or people with far too much money on eBay yeh sure , but true collectors and experts will still want the original and will be willing to pay a fair price for it. Normies cannot tell the difference and could not g...
by andrewjoy
22 Jan 2020, 11:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry Viola switch
Replies: 20
Views: 1014

Re: Cherry Viola switch

Findecanor wrote:
21 Jan 2020, 08:01
For the MX switches, though, the company is now raising its guarantee from 50 million keystrokes (which was already a lot) to 100 million
Honeywell disagree , there hall effect switches had a MTBF of 30 billion !
by andrewjoy
22 Jan 2020, 11:49
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cleaning up zrrion's Wyse PCE
Replies: 27
Views: 4223

Re: Cleaning up zrrion's Wyse PCE

https://imgur.com/7tJ8Z70 this mine,brand new.. That... is HOT ! I have one that almost new and also a re-brand that is yellow but switches are mint as it had a sealed rubber coating over it. A PCE is such a good board, high quality case , nice smooth old cherry blacks and a good modern layout. Its...
by andrewjoy
21 Jan 2020, 09:35
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019 Photo Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 855

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019 Photo Thread

Ok, thanks for the heads up, I'll clean them by hand then! Just dust them out with a compressor or a can of compressed air first. Put em back together and see how they feel. If they are then smooth you can work on other things, like fixing inconsistent click or none registering keys. Any liquid or ...
by andrewjoy
20 Jan 2020, 12:27
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5100 find
Replies: 13
Views: 617

Re: IBM 5100 find

That is amazing. That thing is just built to insane standards, we simply do not get anything made to that standard any more.
by andrewjoy
20 Jan 2020, 12:24
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019 Photo Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 855

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019 Photo Thread

I'll take the dust on them as excuse to finally buy an ultrasonic cleaner! Don't ultrasonic them unless you have to. Always dust out alps with compressed air first and see how they are then before you go down the cleaning rabbit hole. There is some secret sauce dry lube on older alps that you will ...
by andrewjoy
16 Jan 2020, 17:40
Forum: News
Topic: HHKB refresh in 2019?
Replies: 192
Views: 17106

Re: HHKB refresh in 2019?

cookie wrote:
16 Jan 2020, 16:41

True, but let's be honest. PFU dropped the ball this time.
PFU Coasting on previous success and not innovating or keeping with the times.

Also known as "Doing an Intel"
by andrewjoy
16 Jan 2020, 17:08
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: good mouse for CAD work?
Replies: 24
Views: 2591

Re: good mouse for CAD work?

That mouse looks odd. I have a rollermouse red plus and love it to bits , but i would never use it for cad work. When i need a mouse ( games etc) i use a Ducky Secret. Its very well built , had a very nice sensor and all settings can be changed from the mouse itself , no silly software. It does have...
by andrewjoy
15 Jan 2020, 15:21
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Oldest Model M In The World
Replies: 19
Views: 855

Re: Oldest Model M In The World

Thats an old M! I am keeping an eye out for my birthday M but its only about a year and a bit younger than that one.
by andrewjoy
14 Jan 2020, 17:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3409
Views: 188002

Re: Alps Appreciation

Just out of interest, does anybody game on their Alps keyboards as well? Or would it wear out the switches way too fast? It will be fine! IMO alps are not fragile , they just wear super fast if used dirty. And anyway, keyboards are built to be used, dont be like them car collectors who wrap there c...
by andrewjoy
14 Jan 2020, 10:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry Viola switch
Replies: 20
Views: 1014

Re: Cherry Viola switch

Anything that stems the tide of shitty cheap rubber domes (then dont even try to make half decent domes anymore) is good in my book.

Also i think i am going to call them , cherry Acer , oooo or cherry MA :) yeh ! Cherry MA it is :D
by andrewjoy
14 Jan 2020, 10:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Looking for 3178 manual.
Replies: 15
Views: 445

Re: Looking for 3178 manual.

Glad you found it .

I was tempted to send off the card on my beamspring , see what came back.
by andrewjoy
13 Jan 2020, 16:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Looking for 3178 manual.
Replies: 15
Views: 445

Re: Looking for 3178 manual.

I cannot see your image . Can you please provide a link.
by andrewjoy
13 Jan 2020, 09:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Interviewing the Vice President of Development at Unicomp! New Tenkeyless to come!
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: Interviewing the Vice President of Development at Unicomp! New Tenkeyless to come!

We just need a proper bottom row , none of this small space bar 4 keys on the right modern crap.

1.5x mods with 1x winkey
by andrewjoy
10 Jan 2020, 11:08
Forum: News
Topic: Possible Unicomp SSK
Replies: 74
Views: 4899

Re: Possible Unicomp SSK

If the TKLs are anything like the full sized boards: we'll still have a cult following of the original, higher quality, non scratchy originals, with smoother switches and reasonable bottom rows. I'm unimpressed with Unicomp's current offerings and will always prefer a 1987 Model M to a modern Unico...
by andrewjoy
10 Jan 2020, 11:05
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [Closed] Europe Unicomp GB - Shipping February!
Replies: 168
Views: 16335

Re: [Closed] Europe Unicomp GB - Shipping February!

Was this a scam then? This thread is very old and no one has what they paid for Doubt that its a scam , Muirium is an active member of the community for a long time. I had my stuff ages ago but then Muirium had a family issue and had to take some time away. He is back recently so i would send him a...
by andrewjoy
09 Jan 2020, 17:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for desoldering advice for MX LED switches
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Looking for desoldering advice for MX LED switches

JBert wrote:
09 Jan 2020, 14:21

I didn't know such stations needed compressed air though, I would have thought everything was integrated in the base station.
That metcal does , some like the ebay one have a pump built in.
by andrewjoy
09 Jan 2020, 10:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 34
Views: 944

Re: Blue Alps Kickstarter Discussion

I would say you need to try to get some physical prototypes first (3d printed would be not ideal but should be fine to show the concept). People always respond better to a thing they can see rather than a promise to make something. Don't make the video too flashy , it just looks like your getting so...
by andrewjoy
09 Jan 2020, 10:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What should green alps feel like?
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: What should green alps feel like?

Has anyone tried to polish the side of a alps slider ? To get rid of any roughness or scratchiness that results form wear ?
by andrewjoy
08 Jan 2020, 17:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for desoldering advice for MX LED switches
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Looking for desoldering advice for MX LED switches

Honestly , if your doing keyboard work even semi regularly you want a proper air pump or compressor operated desoldering station. I have an ancient weller system that i use and its pritty good altho the hand piece has had its day and needs fixing. In an ideal world you would go for something like th...
by andrewjoy
07 Jan 2020, 17:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Does anyone have an old Alps Chassis?
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Does anyone have an old Alps Chassis?

I have some z150's (which is the AT layout) and aek ii's (and other older apple keyboards), magnavox video writer (basically hhkb layout), and one dell at101, and one sgi Bigfoot (basically an at101) Interested? You don't happen to have the case of that SGI do you ? If so is it in good condition ? ...
by andrewjoy
07 Jan 2020, 17:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Retrobrighting keycaps when it's cold and dark outside
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Retrobrighting keycaps when it's cold and dark outside

Celsius obviously!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nobody in their right mind uses Fahrenheit (whatever that is!!!!!!!!!!). People also insist on using middle endian dates! 1st of June 2020 is ether 01/06/2020 or 2020/06/01, what the hell is 06/01/2020 who came up with that insanity? But then again , people also ins...
by andrewjoy
07 Jan 2020, 16:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 1492

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

Alps support ?
by andrewjoy
07 Jan 2020, 16:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What should green alps feel like?
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: What should green alps feel like?

Not a huge amount you can do if the switches are worn . If they are dirty you can clean them. Follow the guide on a few switches and see if it improves things .

An ultrasonic is a bit drastic at this point , dust a few switches out first and see how you get on.
by andrewjoy
07 Jan 2020, 11:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)
Replies: 44
Views: 3725

Re: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)

Would love to know how your lube worked .
by andrewjoy
07 Jan 2020, 11:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What should green alps feel like?
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: What should green alps feel like?

They should not feel scratchy or sound scratchy. They feel less ..... floaty than linearised blacks ( as in you can feel the slider unlike lmod blacks that feel like they are in mid air ), they should be buttery smooth. Check out this fantastic guide to see if you can restore them https://www.youtub...
by andrewjoy
07 Jan 2020, 10:14
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019 Photo Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 855

Re: Deskthority Secret Santa 2019 Photo Thread

I received a big series switch as well as all the kit to get it up and running ! It is pretty awesome ! Lots of snacks too , the butter ones where nice and some looked home made , they where awesome ! The others where too! IMG_20191229_182351.jpg Hey I think your this year's Santa was my last year'...

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