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by __red__
09 Apr 2020, 19:50
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Alternate Reality IBM colours
Replies: 49
Views: 9654

Re: Alternate Reality IBM colours

Two thoughts spring to mind:

1. You can already buy black cases from unicomp
2. I wonder if we approached them with an MOQ they'd be willing to stamp out some of these in custom colours.

I'd love the yellow ;-)
by __red__
31 Dec 2019, 18:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4165
Views: 303576

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Got the board without more couple days ago. In my first thought, its a 5251 beam spring or some kinda variant, but now I know it's not. Its much shorter than a nornal 77-key beam, more like being from a nondetachable device with case gone, so anybody here could give some help for identifying? Thank...
by __red__
31 Dec 2019, 18:16
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 448
Views: 39535

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

I have to be honest, I really wish that we had this website in usenet format ;)
by __red__
19 Nov 2019, 15:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Convert&Restoration project of IBM 3742 beamspring keyboard
Replies: 40
Views: 6201

Re: Convert&Restoration project of IBM 3742 beamspring keyboard

Try the beamspring.dip file here:

https://github.com/redvers/modelf

For some reason I can't get a working diptrace here so I can't verify it. Let me know if it's good / bad.



Red
by __red__
18 Nov 2019, 22:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Convert&Restoration project of IBM 3742 beamspring keyboard
Replies: 40
Views: 6201

Re: Convert&Restoration project of IBM 3742 beamspring keyboard

Yay - I'm glad to see another one of these in the wild.

... and defect my ass DMA - it worked perfectly here :-)

(I set the min and max as opposites of each other so they were never true).

I can probably track down the original diptrace files if you give me a little while...
by __red__
10 May 2019, 22:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: tapwithus "keyboard"
Replies: 15
Views: 1458

Re: tapwithus "keyboard"

Sup wrote:
09 May 2019, 23:54
so why would anyone want to have this?
Mobile data entry.

I got RSI in my thumb so I'm banned from phone keyboards.
by __red__
09 May 2019, 23:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: tapwithus "keyboard"
Replies: 15
Views: 1458

Re: tapwithus "keyboard"

Day 4, 19wpm
by __red__
03 May 2019, 19:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: tapwithus "keyboard"
Replies: 15
Views: 1458

Re: tapwithus "keyboard"

Day 1.
3 hours total broken into a few sessions. I have all letters, numbers, and many symbols mostly° memorized.

°I say mostly because every so often my brain will <space> on a character and stop my flow.

I would estimate that when on a roll I'm at about 8 wpm.
by __red__
02 May 2019, 17:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: tapwithus "keyboard"
Replies: 15
Views: 1458

Re: tapwithus "keyboard"

You're not going to convince me I've made a bad investment today~! I'm way too excited for it to arrive.

I'll keep a log of my progress for the haters ;-) <3
by __red__
02 May 2019, 17:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: tapwithus "keyboard"
Replies: 15
Views: 1458

Re: tapwithus "keyboard"

You may read that the moon has something to do with eclipses. I have never seen the moon yet. You do not see the moon. So near the sun, it is as completely inv The definition of word is "average length of a word in characters including spaces, numbers, and other printable characters". So that's 162...
by __red__
02 May 2019, 06:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: tapwithus "keyboard"
Replies: 15
Views: 1458

Re: tapwithus "keyboard"

Right - it's a chording keyboard.

Here's a video of someone doing 62wpm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI8X4JTBrew
by __red__
01 May 2019, 02:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: tapwithus "keyboard"
Replies: 15
Views: 1458

tapwithus "keyboard"

Since we're seeing people getting 60+wpm we can't call it a gimmick.

Anyone played with one of these?

I don't see it replacing my F-122 any time soon, but an input for my phone it may become?

https://www.tapwithus.com
by __red__
10 Jan 2019, 21:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2093
Views: 142857

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

lot_lizard wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 20:44
Assuming @__red__ is game if we can’t reach him
You called? :mrgreen:
lot_lizard wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 20:44
Has @DMA been around?
He's been away for a while, but I can contact him OOB if you need him.


Red
by __red__
06 Jan 2019, 05:35
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 448
Views: 39535

Muirium wrote: façade
Be still my little english-speaking, diacritic loving heart. <3
by __red__
05 Jan 2019, 05:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 4527

Muirium wrote: Depends how much you can stand flatness, I suppose. I like my caps cylindrical and row contoured, so, for me, IBM caps on flatness is striking to the point of a straight up no-go.
To be clear, my daily driver is an F-122 at full incline so I'm pretty much typing at a 45 degree angle ;-)
by __red__
05 Jan 2019, 04:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 4527

For 300x200mm (4 layer):
1 -> $300
10 -> $78
100 -> $25
by __red__
05 Jan 2019, 04:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 4527

The technology has existed for some time to make roll-up musical keyboards, and now foldable phones and displays are making debuts. Should it not be possible to use the same technologies to make flexible keyboard PCBs? I just haven't found the lack of curve to be any issue. Try it before you overco...
by __red__
04 Jan 2019, 06:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 4527

Hey Red: does this board really lose nothing by dodging foam entirely? Are there any downsides at all in feel and sound? I uploaded some samples above. I may re-record them because I'm not really happy with how they sound compared to reality. The keyboard sounds amazing. much better than in the rec...
by __red__
04 Jan 2019, 01:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 4527

Hypersphere wrote: Could we get a typing video with sound?
After the kid goes to bed.
by __red__
03 Jan 2019, 21:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 4527

wcass samples:
Flat:
Propped Up:
This does not do it justice.

For reference - other keybs in my collection:
XT:
Unmodified 4704:
Modified 4704 with craft foam:
F-122:
by __red__
03 Jan 2019, 21:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 4527

wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.

Greetings! Just over a week ago I received a package and in that package was wcass' unique Model F compact SSK. I've been using it as my daily-driver for about a week now. I've now gotten enough information to give a good, solid review and consent to tear it down and comment on its construction. Gee...
by __red__
03 Jan 2019, 14:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: So I broke my Model M by cleaning it...
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

Another thing to bear in mind, unicomp sell replacement parts (including new membranes) so it will always be repairable.
by __red__
03 Jan 2019, 14:01
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Buckling spring keyboards
Replies: 27
Views: 1778

ZedTheMan wrote: Hey, it's all good! The battleship sized ones aren't for every desk, haha! Best of luck.
OP needs a bigger desk ;-)
by __red__
01 Jan 2019, 04:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4165
Views: 303576

mike52787 wrote: Wcass built this.
Small World :lol:

I'd better do a teardown and review of it :twisted:
by __red__
31 Dec 2018, 23:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4165
Views: 303576

So I came across this keyboard on my travels... it's buckling spring. Anyone recognize it? ;-)
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by __red__
25 Dec 2018, 19:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: LED for switches
Replies: 4
Views: 493

I'm not at the house so I can't double-check - but from memory they're 3mm LEDs
by __red__
20 Dec 2018, 23:32
Forum: Gallery
Topic: What's in the box?!?!?! (IBM Industrial SSK)
Replies: 17
Views: 1988

FYI - Unicomp has the industrial case on clearance so replacing that warped case will be easy :-)
by __red__
19 Dec 2018, 23:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Stupid Model F keycap questions
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Unicomp will custom print the Ctrl text on that key for you.
by __red__
19 Dec 2018, 22:07
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IBM beam spring and vintage computing prices in general - speculators?
Replies: 23
Views: 5861

Because if your hopping an interconnect it causes latency. It should be clever enough to say , ok that app is only using 4 threads , lets keep all them threads on node0. But if you have a massively parallel task that is not impacted by latency like a big ass render it should have access to all node...
by __red__
19 Dec 2018, 17:36
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IBM beam spring and vintage computing prices in general - speculators?
Replies: 23
Views: 5861

andrewjoy wrote: But i would settle for an OS that can keep all of the threads of one app on a single Node or die !
Why would you want to do that? That limits you severely.

You'd be limited to the number of cores your system has.

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