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by HC514
20 Sep 2019, 11:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unknown ALPS switch?
Replies: 17
Views: 899

Re: Unknown ALPS switch?

Yeah. Given the "special order" look of this thing then, maybe it was a temporary solution from before or after the availability of the SKFF equivalent., or maybe Canon requested a less clicky double action switch. Edit: Regarding the model code, do note that SKCC is a family that comprises at least...
by HC514
20 Sep 2019, 11:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unknown ALPS switch?
Replies: 17
Views: 899

Re: Unknown ALPS switch?

This switch is already documented, actually. It's SKFF Double Action. HaaTa covered a later variant in this thread.
by HC514
13 Sep 2019, 20:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 4042

Re: Key Communications Cherry MX Unsaver type keyboard conversion advice.

That's bizarre. If I'd had to guess, I would've reckoned that was a Key Tronic for sure Oo . Cool keyboard though! :) Key Tronic and DCS legends do have a very similar style, but there's an easy way to tell them apart. Look at the 3. Key Tronic's font gives it a flat top, whereas on DCS it has a ro...
by HC514
09 Sep 2019, 23:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 225244

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I'm guessing that's got Futaba switches of some description.
by HC514
10 Aug 2019, 12:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 225244

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Well it's certainly nothing to do with the one on the wiki. That's about two decades newer than this.
by HC514
24 Jul 2019, 11:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 139
Views: 12086

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

This honkin keyboard caught my attention. Does anyone know what switch it uses? It's made by Lear Siegler for the ADM 42 terminal. https://i.imgur.com/JENWkMu.jpg That'll be Stackpole switch grid. Here's another ADM series board on the wiki , and the caps look to be a match for other Stackpole boar...
by HC514
21 Jul 2019, 23:54
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM Model M SSK
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: [WTB] IBM Model M SSK

Have you seen this before?
by HC514
20 Jul 2019, 23:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Queries
Replies: 12
Views: 793

Re: Model F Queries

If you're up for a bit of soldering, you can assemble a converter yourself and flash Soarer's converter onto it. As far as I know, the cheapest and most readily available board that can be used is the Pro Micro and clones of it. That should be much cheaper than buying a prebuilt one from the US or w...
by HC514
13 Jul 2019, 22:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 225244

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The keycaps are definitely Cherry. Judging by the shape of them (they look low and flat profile), I would be expecting Cherry ML... but the wiki claims that wasn't introduced until a few years after this machine?
by HC514
01 Jul 2019, 12:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 225244

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Pretty sure GYUR (as opposed to GYUM, etc.) on Silitek boards means it's a rubber dome board.

Edit: A later board in this thread disproves this.
by HC514
31 May 2019, 00:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M appreciation
Replies: 45
Views: 2670

Re: Model M appreciation

All this talk of AT connectors and bootlegs reminds me, the cable of my Model M bugs me. Surely they're not supposed to have a logo that looks like THIS, right? IBerM.jpg That's got to be too far off model for IBM to tolerate. I mean, here's an XT's plug for comparison. IBMXTplug.jpg So what's up wi...
by HC514
19 Apr 2019, 01:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Found this absolute unit of a keyboard in a dumpster outside an old abandoned factory. And i need help identifying it!
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: Found this absolute unit of a keyboard in a dumpster outside an old abandoned factory. And i need help identifying i

Well, for whatever it's worth, the keycaps appear to be the same family that was used on the Amstrad CPC 464. Don't know if that helps narrow anything down though. Pretty sure I've seen them on a few seemingly unrelated boards.
by HC514
08 Apr 2019, 00:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 512
Views: 30721

Re: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

Pink and white colourway, Japanese legends AND an oversized Hello Kitty artisan? Best GB ever!
by HC514
07 Apr 2019, 23:10
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest
Replies: 72
Views: 11922

Re: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest

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by HC514
24 Mar 2019, 20:48
Forum: For sale
Topic: Apple M0110A & Alps Glidepoint Keypad (ADB version, NIB)
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Apple M0110A & Alps Glidepoint Keypad (ADB version, NIB)

OK, that is the Alps version then.
by HC514
24 Mar 2019, 14:16
Forum: For sale
Topic: Apple M0110A & Alps Glidepoint Keypad (ADB version, NIB)
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Apple M0110A & Alps Glidepoint Keypad (ADB version, NIB)

Just so you're aware, the M0110A was manufactured by three different companies, so you'll want to check which version you've got. The quickest way to check seems to be the country it was manufactured in.
by HC514
20 Mar 2019, 20:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Which box switch?
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Which box switch?

Box Whites are significantly lighter than MX Blue. Have a look at measurements of them:
Box White
MX Blue
by HC514
08 Mar 2019, 16:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F 5291 "Bigfoot" protocol?
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: IBM Model F 5291 "Bigfoot" protocol?

Not an expert on this, but from what I can see online, the 4704 uses a unique protocol, so that Hasu converter probably won't help. It doesn't look like Soarer's Converter supports this board's protocol either. However, from this thread, it looks like Soarer's Controller probably is compatible.
by HC514
01 Mar 2019, 19:51
Forum: Other
Topic: [Giveaway] The Boneshaker (NMB PC-122)
Replies: 67
Views: 5510

Re: [Giveaway] The Boneshaker (NMB PC-122)

A board that size is the opposite of Reddit's collective taste anyway :P
by HC514
05 Feb 2019, 14:34
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RadioShack trackball - opinions? reviews?
Replies: 14
Views: 2442

Re: RadioShack trackball - opinions? reviews?

No surprise. This A4Tech seems to have been a pretty cheeky outfit. That first one also looks like a somewhat looser knockoff of a Microsoft Intellimouse Trackball.
by HC514
05 Feb 2019, 13:38
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RadioShack trackball - opinions? reviews?
Replies: 14
Views: 2442

Re: RadioShack trackball - opinions? reviews?

Which model are you referring to? A Google search suggests that RadioShack sold at least two models of trackball. There's this one . which looks pretty cool, but the lack of optical tracking would presumably mean almost any trackball from this century would be a better performer. And then there's th...
by HC514
12 Jan 2019, 00:22
Forum: Gallery
Topic: TI-99/4A with Futaba sealed linear switches
Replies: 0
Views: 320

TI-99/4A with Futaba sealed linear switches

Hey there, just a lurker here, sorry if I mess anything up. Kudos to all here for the wiki. It's an invaluable resource, so I hope I can give something back with this thread. So, I've got this TI-99/4A: IMG_8580.JPG When I read that it can come with several different switches, I was curious which on...

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