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by HC514
Yesterday, 18:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 178
Views: 18120

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Micro Switch SD series.
by HC514
29 Mar 2020, 18:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Have these keyboards vintage black switches?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Have these keyboards vintage black switches?

Czech-made Cherry boards are relatively recent, so the C will mean 2016. (Plus it's got the recent logo, USB etc.)
by HC514
04 Mar 2020, 11:55
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: unitech k959
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: unitech k959

It looks a lot like the "Katano" switch.
by HC514
01 Feb 2020, 00:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help programming some Tipro keypads
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: Need help programming some Tipro keypads

I've been giving this another look. Thanks everyone for all the info in this thread before. I've been keeping an eye out for a larger MID device which might help get these keypads up and running, and this kind of thing looks promising. I'm wondering though, do all larger Tipro units have a controlle...
by HC514
16 Dec 2019, 10:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Proto-Topre infomation collection
Replies: 12
Views: 1063

Re: Proto-Topre infomation collection

Assuming you're only talking about the Brother design, there's already a page for the capacitive version here.

I submitted that one image on the page. Come to think of it, if that typewriter with the similar caps that you have isn't the capacitive version, that one could be a different version too.
by HC514
26 Nov 2019, 23:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help programming some Tipro keypads
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: Need help programming some Tipro keypads

Well, I'm not there yet, but I've got some progress. Turns out the reason the keypad wasn't sending anything on XP was because ChangeMe deactivates the connection or something. At startup, it works ok. I tried MIDWIN (only needed disk1 to install so I didn't need to get hold of a blank floppy) and t...
by HC514
25 Nov 2019, 21:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help programming some Tipro keypads
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Need help programming some Tipro keypads

I picked up two Tipro keypads a while ago and just got together all the stuff needed to program them... or so I thought. They're two of the same type - MID-KM032MAA. I made a cable to connect them following this wiki page , and have that plugged into the PS/2 port of a computer running Windows XP 32...
by HC514
22 Nov 2019, 00:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Motorola AlphaMate Keyboard. Anyone know what switch it uses?
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Motorola AlphaMate Keyboard. Anyone know what switch it uses?

Depending on what the intended purpose of this was, the arrow placement might not have been so much of an issue. In many applications (eg. a command line), the functions of the horizontal and vertical arrows are almost unconnected and they won't generally be being used much at the same time.
by HC514
20 Sep 2019, 11:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unknown ALPS switch?
Replies: 17
Views: 1593

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: 1593

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: 5823

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: 4028
Views: 280119

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: 4028
Views: 280119

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: 178
Views: 18120

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: 610

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: 1002

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: 4028
Views: 280119

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: 4028
Views: 280119

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: 3378

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: 628

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: 516
Views: 37839

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: 73
Views: 16561

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: 520

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: 520

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: 655

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: 884

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: 8473

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: 3662

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.

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