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by gipetto
23 Jul 2020, 00:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where can I buy these stabilisers (from Hcman keyboard)?
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: Where can I buy these stabilisers (from Hcman keyboard)?

They look like the stabs used in my motospeed ck104 except mine are black plastic. they click in from the top just the same.
by gipetto
10 Jul 2020, 18:12
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Keyboard with (or Bare Switches): Micro Switch SD Series 4B3A / Electrically Compatible
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Re: [WTB] Keyboard with (or Bare Switches): Micro Switch SD Series 4B3A / Electrically Compatible

I saw this comment mention a microswitch sd keyboard viewtopic.php?p=466557#p466557
It's still listed for sale, but since the sd series has multiple switch stems I do not know if it would suit your needs. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254630753926
by gipetto
25 Jun 2020, 01:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: suggest me a 5 row vintage keyboard for hacking up.
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: suggest me a 5 row vintage keyboard for hacking up.

i'd need a wy-30 to avoid the function row and they have a controller lump. i'm strongly considering getting a jj50 case to have a quality build, though i'll handwire it with a postage board to avoid an annoying vusb bug in the stock pcb.
by gipetto
25 Jun 2020, 00:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: suggest me a 5 row vintage keyboard for hacking up.
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: suggest me a 5 row vintage keyboard for hacking up.

apple keyboard II has the controller lump on the back I don't care for. the pcjr keyb could work, although its rare and pricey. I could just get a 3 euro rubber dome from a local shop and re-use the casing. I'd have to glue plastic in the function key holes but when the next alternative is 60 euro m...
by gipetto
25 Jun 2020, 00:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: RS232 to USB?
Replies: 9
Views: 940

Re: RS232 to USB?

i was looking at a honeywell brochure on google the other night and it mentioned rs485 along with rs232, so don't assume its the latter.
by gipetto
22 Jun 2020, 18:54
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23701
Views: 1756084

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

this uk hall effect keyb didn't sell last time it was posted here and was relisted
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254630753926
by gipetto
15 Jun 2020, 11:54
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23701
Views: 1756084

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143627521347 Second one looks like it has Micro Switch SD-series switches Not only that it is also some some kind of typesetting system keyboard. I sort of have a mini collection of these types of boards. Too bad it's not in better shape. it's near me unusually. would it be...
by gipetto
15 Jun 2020, 11:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: suggest me a 5 row vintage keyboard for hacking up.
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: suggest me a 5 row vintage keyboard for hacking up.

lol, i'm the last poster in that thread. that's what i'm going for though. I did find a source of amstrad rubber dome keyboards on ebay that would work but they're 50 euro delivered and bromine yellow to boot.
by gipetto
15 Jun 2020, 02:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: suggest me a 5 row vintage keyboard for hacking up.
Replies: 6
Views: 996

suggest me a 5 row vintage keyboard for hacking up.

IMG_20150615_010054.jpg I built a plaid style 5x12 keyboard and I want a retro case for it. I saw a 60% build using the m0116 or m0118 apple case which looked excellent when it was cut down the middle and shortened. There's none on ebay though and i can't buy privately due to paypal. those are pric...
by gipetto
15 Jun 2020, 01:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Micro Switch 69SD5
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: Micro Switch 69SD5

why are these keyboards so expensive? who is buying them to stack on a shelf in a museum.
by gipetto
12 Jun 2020, 10:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 76
Views: 7238

Re: READY - Cheap DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller

I was thinking that capacitive sensing might be used to upgrade the ibm model m to nkey rollover. someone who owns a bolt modded model m could experiment with sticking kapton tape over a membrane contact (like how the varmilo switch is done), then using a capacitive controller to detect if the key w...
by gipetto
12 Jun 2020, 10:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Convert Model M to QMK?
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Convert Model M to QMK?

Because of the membrane they use it's not receptive to mods so a plug in external adapter is generally used.
by gipetto
12 Jun 2020, 10:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23701
Views: 1756084

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

weird 75% keyboard with accessory knobs and trackball covering as much space as the keypad.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zonare-Z-One-U ... 3804405766
by gipetto
08 Jun 2020, 11:10
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Micro Switch 53RW4-1 keyboard review (MS magnetic reed)
Replies: 14
Views: 1701

Re: Micro Switch 53RW4-1 keyboard review (MS magnetic reed)

it couldn't be filled in without making a custom pcb.
by gipetto
06 Jun 2020, 20:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry MX Black typing comparison (Alcatel, G80-2100, Deko, Nixdorf, Tipro, Wyse)
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Cherry MX Black typing comparison (Alcatel, G80-2100, Deko, Nixdorf, Tipro, Wyse)

I concur, like the tipro too. wouldn't buy one though, too high profile. that deko sounds classy though, no vibration, you would think it was an aluminium custom.
by gipetto
04 Jun 2020, 20:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 76
Views: 7238

Re: Coming Soon - Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller

varmillo converted the mx switch to capacitive by insulating one plate. internal pics here https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94239.0
by gipetto
04 Jun 2020, 19:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 76
Views: 7238

Re: Coming Soon - Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller

I guess i should have linked the reddit thread. ginjake mentioned he was using varmillo capacitive switches. If you inspect the pcb you'll see there's no switch diodes anywhere. https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyb ... _keyboard/
by gipetto
04 Jun 2020, 18:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 76
Views: 7238

Re: Coming Soon - Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller

I didn't see this project mentioned but since it uses capacitive switches and qmk i thought it would be relevant. I'm not sure what the chips are in the photo to use the project as a base.
https://github.com/ginjake/qmk_firmware ... s/ec_helix
by gipetto
02 Jun 2020, 15:29
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How did you found your internet nickname?
Replies: 25
Views: 3168

Re: How did you found your internet nickname?

I make a new handle whenever I start a new account usually, i chose this because i had enjoyed watching the movie being john malkovich and the protagonist was a puppeteer like the one in the story pinocchio.
by gipetto
31 May 2020, 01:07
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23701
Views: 1756084

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by gipetto
25 May 2020, 01:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Turning a full size into a 60%
Replies: 14
Views: 1377

Re: Turning a full size into a 60%

you would be faster with a hammer and chisel. I had to do that for woodworking class in school. it doesn't need to be pretty if its not visible.
by gipetto
06 Apr 2020, 20:08
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5338
Views: 647985

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

As a somewhat unrelated note, someone who purchased some foam to repair their PC AT has decided to post publicly their unhappy experience so I wanted to pre-empt that with my side of things. The customer noticed that part of the foam was assembled by glue and wanted a replacement. While this is com...
by gipetto
04 Dec 2019, 20:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What uk layout “gaming” keyboard should I get?
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Re: What uk layout “gaming” keyboard should I get?

most customs support iso I understand. I have a yd60mq 60% in iso-uk layout at the moment, or maybe you just want a prebuilt?
by gipetto
29 Nov 2019, 19:33
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: good mouse for CAD work?
Replies: 24
Views: 5033

Re: good mouse for CAD work?

I have the same issue and get painful aches in my middle click finger so I went for a zowie fk which uses a 3 pin middle click switch. then i replaced it with a D2F-01FL, which is half the force of the original switch. i still get the aches but not as bad, and i swap between two fingers.
by gipetto
28 Nov 2019, 14:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch) - Now USB converted via custom TMK scan module!
Replies: 73
Views: 10710

Re: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)

I don't know much about hall effect but I bought two of these alps em11b and according to the datasheet they are 5v friendly, so easy to interface with. you could remove the sensors from them. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32749448630.html
by gipetto
19 Nov 2019, 13:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Genius idea of the day
Replies: 98
Views: 9650

Re: Genius idea of the day

Someone could make a keyboard converter using a neural net so that in theory any obscure protocol could be supported as long as the voltages were correct.
by gipetto
05 Nov 2019, 11:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 5471

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

I have to say I have never seen an alps switch in person so my opinion will have to be taken with a grain of salt. Everyone assumes that an mx/alps hybrid will have the nexus slider and that causes the stability concern. But what if there was an alternative, expand the rail system in size so that an...
by gipetto
31 Oct 2019, 18:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 5471

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

why not alter an mx switch to feel like an alps instead to save on tooling costs. would it be possible to use an ultrasubminiature microswitch(mouse type) in a keyboard? mount it underneath the pcb so it actuates when unpressed.

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