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by __red__
09 Jul 2021, 06:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Another FSSK Conversion Project
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Another FSSK Conversion Project

What's the pitch of the FPC?
by __red__
09 Jul 2021, 06:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Anyone watching and identifying boards in Loki?
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Anyone watching and identifying boards in Loki?

The dreary 60s/70s office is just me.
The telephones.
The stationary.
The computers and keyboards.

Speaking of... anyone got any guesses for ID? Are they modified vintage or custom made?
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Thoughts?
by __red__
06 Jun 2021, 23:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Extreme Model M Modding (m122 chop and 1u layout mod)
Replies: 28
Views: 2787

Re: Extreme Model M Modding (m122 chop and 1u layout mod)

wcass wrote:
17 Apr 2021, 05:14
I made this in 2011 and has been my daily driver since. Typing on it right now.
It doesn't show well in the picture, but the Caps Lock key has blue LED indicator under it.
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What happened to that glorious metal-milled beauty of Model F you built?
by __red__
28 May 2021, 19:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread
Replies: 622
Views: 25965

Re: Seeking Soarer - evidence thread

My thoughts exactly. It seems like OP just wants to tell others what to do while citing his years of open source projects and whatnot as an appeal to authority. Well, he is an authority and his knowledge and access to resources are what make him well suited to this particular endeavour if it's a ro...
by __red__
28 Apr 2021, 02:01
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] IBM Doubleshot Key Cap Set Group Buy?
Replies: 39
Views: 4811

Re: [IC] IBM Doubleshot Key Cap Set Group Buy?

*woken up from my slumber by the prospect of spherical buckling spring caps*

Have money, will spend,
by __red__
11 Feb 2021, 00:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Anyone down to help me with this project :)?
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: Anyone down to help me with this project :)?

Hmm, I keep looking at that section and I wonder if it's a series of DIP switches and not an IC.

Can you get a peek under that frame to see what, if any components are hiding under there?
by __red__
11 Feb 2021, 00:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Anyone down to help me with this project :)?
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: Anyone down to help me with this project :)?

I wouldn't be so sure, look at this section:
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Looks like a 14 pin DIP.
by __red__
05 Jan 2021, 02:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring from Hell Restoration Log
Replies: 36
Views: 7572

Re: Beamspring from Hell Restoration Log

I would be amazed if the PCB is salvageable - but I would be deliriously happy to be proved wrong.

On the bright side, replacing it with a new one isn't difficult nowadays.
by __red__
09 Apr 2020, 19:50
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Alternate Reality IBM colours
Replies: 49
Views: 15073

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: 4851
Views: 630430

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: 471
Views: 81825

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: 9313

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: 9313

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: 2707

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: 2707

Re: tapwithus "keyboard"

Day 4, 19wpm
by __red__
03 May 2019, 19:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: tapwithus "keyboard"
Replies: 15
Views: 2707

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: 2707

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: 2707

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: 2707

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: 2707

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: 2153
Views: 268336

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: 471
Views: 81825

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: 7809

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: 7809

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: 7809

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: 7809

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: 7809

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: 7809

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: 7809

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: 2351

Another thing to bear in mind, unicomp sell replacement parts (including new membranes) so it will always be repairable.

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