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by sharktastica
22 Feb 2020, 18:52
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tellervision GP101 keyboard review (Alps SKBM White)
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Tellervision GP101 keyboard review (Alps SKBM White)

If the top and bottom were two separate modules, this could be close to a neat design. Perhaps then compact the spacing between the touchpad and its buttons and put PrtSc, Numlock, and Pause/Break on top of its area, put keys for page back and forward where Alt and Ctrl are on the nav, and "un-fuck"...
by sharktastica
17 Feb 2020, 21:27
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2868
Views: 257793

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Added a IBM 5155 Model F XT to my collection! https://i.imgur.com/Dmxxrsp.jpg It came pretty dirty, full of destroyed foam, hair and even some bugs as an icing on the cake. It also originally had a Spanish layout, and I'm working on swapping them out for UK or US language keycaps. Converted with an ...
by sharktastica
09 Feb 2020, 13:51
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23023
Views: 1445324

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

xxhellfirexx wrote:
09 Feb 2020, 09:50
Thanks, I hate it...
Whenever a modern gamer complains that vintage keyboards have no lighting, I'm going to show them this.
by sharktastica
08 Feb 2020, 15:18
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Specific IBM Model F and M variants
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: [WTB] Specific IBM Model F and M variants

dimpleschan wrote:
08 Feb 2020, 15:16
I just posted a trackball model
I did see, but I already have a M5-2 and I'm looking for M5-1 (the one with trackball above the arrow keys). Cheers though.
by sharktastica
08 Feb 2020, 15:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Who wants to calc for ever?
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Who wants to calc for ever?

I believe the M3 did sidecart the M4-1. If you pull off a keycap, it should have Lexmark's buckling rubber sleeves. IBM has released a lot of similar looking devices, including the one I have: https://i.imgur.com/Myb0Uu8.jpg https://i.imgur.com/JeHt9cS.jpg https://i.imgur.com/svEnPdV.jpg This one is...
by sharktastica
05 Feb 2020, 00:26
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23023
Views: 1445324

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IBM-PC-XT-83 ... SwEX1eN2DG

Boxed IBM Model F XT with some pretty snazzy (third-party) overlays for DOS commands and BASIC programming language.
by sharktastica
29 Jan 2020, 00:13
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Specific IBM Model F and M variants
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: [WTB] Specific IBM Model F and M variants

Seems M 5-1’s don’t show up too often in my experience in the USA, not sure if they were more common in Europe or not. Those alphanumeric POS keyboards I think are most often found in China for some reason. I’ve got some parts blue switch boards (which are missing barrels, barrels, hammers, and sol...
by sharktastica
28 Jan 2020, 19:35
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Specific IBM Model F and M variants
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: [WTB] Specific IBM Model F and M variants

Bump
(With some revisions as to what I'm seeking)
by sharktastica
27 Jan 2020, 20:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rubber domes suggestions
Replies: 22
Views: 1294

Re: Rubber domes suggestions

I concur with the statements about early IBM rubber domes and the Lenovo Preferred Pro (SK-8825). I would also like to suggest the IBM/Lenovo Enhanced Performance (SK-8815) too as a cheap and cheerful option! Whilst I can't guarantee it is always south of $70, I've seen IBM SpaceSaver II (RT3200) ke...
by sharktastica
27 Jan 2020, 17:57
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1746
Views: 168170

Re: Post your desktop.

My University gave me an office, so obviously it needed a Model F to spice it up. (Don't worry - our office walls are quite thick).
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by sharktastica
22 Jan 2020, 20:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New ThinkPad Trackpoint Keyboard II
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: New ThinkPad Trackpoint Keyboard II

I have the first iteration of this, and it's a solid mobile keyboard. Probably the best non buckling springs TrackPoint keyboard (and low-profile keyboard at large) in my opinion, even beating the older LITE-ON-made SK-883x and SK-884x. Can't comment in comparison to a Model M4-1, but the older Trac...
by sharktastica
18 Jan 2020, 12:00
Forum: Reviews
Topic: IBM 5291 Model F "Bigfoot" keyboard review (capacitive buckling springs)
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: IBM 5291 Model F "Bigfoot" keyboard review (capacitive buckling springs)

Great video as always! I can confirm that once converted, it serves us well! It's just a super cool keyboard to grace your desk with! There's a lot more wires involved than the usual Soarer's since the thing has to act as the keyboard's processor, but Soarer did most of the work for us (pinout, firm...
by sharktastica
18 Jan 2020, 01:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry Viola switch
Replies: 22
Views: 1456

Re: Cherry Viola switch

anmq91 wrote:
18 Jan 2020, 01:00
rofl :lol: you made my day dude! :mrgreen:
Glad to be of service! 😁
by sharktastica
12 Jan 2020, 15:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How should I clean my Razer Cynosa Chroma
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: How should I clean my Razer Cynosa Chroma

Generally speaking, a can of compressed air, a fine/soft toothbrush to use with some diluted alcohol, and a microfibre clothe will do wonders for any computer cleaning project. Start with the former at about half a metre or so to clear any resting dust, then use the toothbrush to reach in between an...
by sharktastica
11 Jan 2020, 23:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Interviewing the Vice President of Development at Unicomp! New Tenkeyless to come!
Replies: 9
Views: 805

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

Great video and thanks for sharing - I thoroughly enjoyed listening! I am kind of heartbroken that the original SSK tooling was so carelessly disgarded by Lexmark, and the fact the explosion of the mechanical keyboard in the last decade hasn't translated into more sales for Unicomp. I also wonder wh...
by sharktastica
11 Jan 2020, 02:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry Viola switch
Replies: 22
Views: 1456

Re: Cherry Viola switch

zrrion wrote:
11 Jan 2020, 02:06
You are right on both counts. (spiders are all gamer btw, but they are usually rocking sleeper builds)
Ahh, I thought the beige box he's rocking was only for his dark web needs. Sneaky spider.
by sharktastica
11 Jan 2020, 01:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry Viola switch
Replies: 22
Views: 1456

Re: Cherry Viola switch

ppCircle wrote:
11 Jan 2020, 00:54
https://youtu.be/Y5CzpwJdRqE
Watch this from 2:36 :lol:
"it is a gaming switch because it's RGB lighted"
If I install RGB LED light fixtures in my house, does it become a gaming house? What about if I paint my tarantula red, green, and blue? Gaming spider?
by sharktastica
04 Jan 2020, 00:49
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2868
Views: 257793

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

I mean the "laptop" came without a charger, battery is drained, so I never was able to power it on. It was also missing the Drive caddies, but it wasn't too hard to 3d print those :P I also think it's going to be a fun machine ... not sure what I'll do with it, but I sure am looking forward to the ...
by sharktastica
04 Jan 2020, 00:27
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2868
Views: 257793

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

unfortunately, I can't get it to run, because of the stupid plug, will I really shell out the literal hundred of euro for a charger ? .... By plug, do you mean that the wall power cord is faulty/incorrect for your country or the brick itself faulty? If you can afford a charger, I think it's worth i...
by sharktastica
31 Dec 2019, 12:06
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1832
Views: 125262

Re: Stuff you just bought

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Received my '87 SSK from the US! Pretty much pristine and untouched, at most suffering mild discolouration on the model label/birth certificate's edges.
by sharktastica
29 Dec 2019, 19:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Random keypresses from IBM Model F XT with Soarer's
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Re: Random keypresses from IBM Model F XT with Soarer's

I did an internal Pro Micro-based conversion of my Model F XT last night, and I had similar issue too. Although as well as getting random characters when doing nothing, it triggers constantly if I type too vigorously. In fact, I could trigger it by tapping the part of the case where my converter sit...
by sharktastica
29 Dec 2019, 13:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 262255

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Tekkaman wrote:
29 Dec 2019, 11:14
Are you sure it is the A5000 because I thought it looked like the A300?
I was going by what the listing put as the model number:
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by sharktastica
28 Dec 2019, 11:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 262255

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Hello, any idea what type of switches this keyboard has? i can't seem to find any info on them. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BBC-Archimedes-Keyboard-vintage-computing/293387448170?hash=item444f412f6a:g:0acAAOSw4zJd~k7~&autorefresh=true The keyboard's model is A5000, which has something likely membra...
by sharktastica
27 Dec 2019, 21:29
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2868
Views: 257793

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

rjohn wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 21:04
nice collection!
Thanks! :D
by sharktastica
27 Dec 2019, 21:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How tactile are Razer clicky optical switches?
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: How tactile are Razer clicky optical switches?

I'm also surprised about the fact that A lot of Vintage keyboards are a lot better, all you see today is mostly cherry MX really. In short, as Chyros in one of his vidos (maybe the Model F round-up?) in fact explained, the good vintage keyboards come from the age where serious business computers we...
by sharktastica
27 Dec 2019, 20:47
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2868
Views: 257793

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Got most of my fleet together to gang up on a pesky ThinkPad.
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by sharktastica
25 Dec 2019, 23:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What exactly does the blue switch in the 3178 keyboards?
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: What exactly does the blue switch in the 3178 keyboards?

Lol, that's a huge investigation work. Thanks guys! So, it's already impossible to mantain the original purpose of the blue switch in a converted keyboard, that's a bit sad but at least we know what is meant to. In computer science, impossible is a term that's impossible to define! The switch is st...
by sharktastica
25 Dec 2019, 14:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What exactly does the blue switch in the 3178 keyboards?
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: What exactly does the blue switch in the 3178 keyboards?

That's some awesome information, yuchipashe and Weezer! About the pamphlets. If you're willing, I would be interested in a scan of any of the keyboard sections for archival purposes. I'm also working on an exhaustive Model F/Model M family tree/website thingy, and that could provide some invaluable ...
by sharktastica
24 Dec 2019, 20:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What exactly does the blue switch in the 3178 keyboards?
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: What exactly does the blue switch in the 3178 keyboards?

My guess is that it would have changed all the characters on the terminal's display to uppercase (hence the legends that make it seem like another caps lock).

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