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by kralcifer
23 Aug 2020, 07:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Computer Devices Teleterm 1030
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Computer Devices Teleterm 1030

Hello all. I see that JP! has one of these as well. Wanted to share my pics from my latest local purchase. From 1972 or 1973, likely the oldest in my collection. Not too many made that are older than this right? Please chime in with things that are older than this. I'd love to see the list. Image Ga...
by kralcifer
21 Aug 2020, 06:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Raytheon
Replies: 14
Views: 1889

Re: Raytheon

kralcifer, do you still have this Raytheon keyboard nearby? Can I ask you to make side shots of it, and, if possible, to take a few basic measurements of its dimensions? I wonder if I would be able to reproduce its look in custom handmade keyboard. Hi Diamond. Just saw this. DMA has it at the momen...
by kralcifer
17 Aug 2020, 20:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage keyboard haul
Replies: 19
Views: 1094

Re: Vintage keyboard haul

ntv242 wrote:
17 Aug 2020, 08:31
Congrats on the wyse. Thicc dcs keycaps can be hard to come by. I have like 8 so far and only one comes with those thicc caps.
Oh. I didn't realize that the Wyse had different sets. I just looked at a previous Wyse in my collection and the keycaps are super thin. Thank you for pointing that out!
by kralcifer
17 Aug 2020, 19:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage keyboard haul
Replies: 19
Views: 1094

Re: Vintage keyboard haul

Coeus wrote:
17 Aug 2020, 15:21
So the the AT&T essentially a rebadged Model M?
That's what it looks like to me. OEM is IBM with AT&T getting an italic font on the keycap shell.

Can't imagine AT&T doing it themselves by copying.
by kralcifer
17 Aug 2020, 03:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage keyboard haul
Replies: 19
Views: 1094

Re: Vintage keyboard haul

Maybe we should donate my NIB kaypro and your NIB dot matrix to a worthy museum? I have mixed feelings about many museums tbh. Museums are an expensive endeavor and many times fail to get started or eventually end up going out of business even in good times. A lot of this commodity / mass produced ...
by kralcifer
17 Aug 2020, 03:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage keyboard haul
Replies: 19
Views: 1094

Re: Vintage keyboard haul

Pretty sweet haul and a nice variety of switch types. I scored a Kaypro 1 myself along with a couple extra keyboards a couple years ago. I even have a new in box dot matrix printer with it. Pretty cool you have one new in box. Kinda of funny though the model 1 was one of the last ones they made rat...
by kralcifer
17 Aug 2020, 03:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage keyboard haul
Replies: 19
Views: 1094

Re: Vintage keyboard haul

Pretty sweet haul and a nice variety of switch types. I scored a Kaypro 1 myself along with a couple extra keyboards a couple years ago. I even have a new in box dot matrix printer with it. Pretty cool you have one new in box. Kinda of funny though the model 1 was one of the last ones they made rat...
by kralcifer
17 Aug 2020, 01:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage keyboard haul
Replies: 19
Views: 1094

Re: Vintage keyboard haul

Well it was time consuming and tedious to document but it was also fun. TL;DR - Alps SKCM Blue, Omron B3G-S amber, Alps SKCM Orange, Buckling spring, 2 vintage Cherry MX black, 4 sets of double shot alps keycaps, 6 total Alps keyboards, Stackpole, 2 Space Invaders Here's the Imgur post: https://imgu...
by kralcifer
10 Aug 2020, 20:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage keyboard haul
Replies: 19
Views: 1094

Re: Vintage keyboard haul

ntv242 wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 20:31
See some toshiba t1200, potential donator for a custom 65% alps project for sure. Good one man
Thanks! I love waiting to see what people can spot in a pic like that. Like I said, details coming once I get back home later in the week.
by kralcifer
10 Aug 2020, 20:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage keyboard haul
Replies: 19
Views: 1094

Re: Vintage keyboard haul

I turned down epson Fujitsu peerless, I have enough. There were a bunch of FKB4700. I turned down NMB, don’t particularly like them. :o :( Haha. I posted that so people would tell me why that may have been a mistake. Feel free to tell me why I shouldn’t have passed on them. It was actually quite a ...
by kralcifer
10 Aug 2020, 20:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage keyboard haul
Replies: 19
Views: 1094

Re: Vintage keyboard haul

JP! wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 20:11
kralcifer wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 19:56
I turned down epson Fujitsu peerless, I have enough. There were a bunch of FKB4700. I turned down NMB, don’t particularly like them.
:o :(
Haha. I posted that so people would tell me why that may have been a mistake. Feel free to tell me why I shouldn’t have passed on them.
by kralcifer
10 Aug 2020, 20:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: building 60% keyboard with vintage switches
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: building 60% keyboard with vintage switches

I want to do what you are doing someday. Working towards it. Loved seeing all of the great work and pics!
by kralcifer
10 Aug 2020, 19:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage keyboard haul
Replies: 19
Views: 1094

Re: Vintage keyboard haul

I turned down epson Fujitsu peerless, I have enough. There were a bunch of FKB4700. I turned down NMB, don’t particularly like them.
by kralcifer
10 Aug 2020, 19:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage keyboard haul
Replies: 19
Views: 1094

Vintage keyboard haul

Hi all, I had the good fortune of stumbling upon the biggest collection of older keyboards that I’ve personally seen to date. Here is a teaser picture. I purchased this entire pile for $550. https://i.imgur.com/tlHNqLG.jpg I spent 3 hours going through the inventory. I bought about half of what was ...
by kralcifer
06 Aug 2020, 14:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: DEC LK201
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: DEC LK201

This dell had light blue and my SGI had yellow.
by kralcifer
06 Aug 2020, 00:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: DEC LK201
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: DEC LK201

I used a Dell crap modern rubber dome as as my sacrifice The original Dell Quiet Keys (before they started making them in China) were actually some of the best rubber domes. Oops! I think I did sacrifice a decent one. It had the individual rubber domes like my SGI keyboard has. says Made in Thailan...
by kralcifer
06 Aug 2020, 00:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: DEC LK201
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: DEC LK201

fohat wrote:
05 Aug 2020, 21:38
kralcifer wrote:
05 Aug 2020, 20:54

I used a Dell crap modern rubber dome as as my sacrifice
The original Dell Quiet Keys (before they started making them in China) were actually some of the best rubber domes.
Oops! I think I did sacrifice a decent one. It had the individual rubber domes like my SGI keyboard has.
by kralcifer
05 Aug 2020, 21:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: DEC LK201
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: DEC LK201

I tried sandblasting for the first time earlier this week and that went fine. Last night though, man... Here's the fiasco from last night in detail: I shook up my color and added it with the bonding agent and shook that and then when I went to poor it through the cheap paper cup 150mm strainer into ...
by kralcifer
05 Aug 2020, 21:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: DEC LK201
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: DEC LK201

haha, thanks!
by kralcifer
05 Aug 2020, 20:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: DEC LK201
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: DEC LK201

Finally did my first cerakote last night. It was a fiasco but the result is promising. I think it could have great results in spite of my DIY setup. I used a Dell crap modern rubber dome as as my sacrifice Here's the top, normal color https://i.imgur.com/x4VugQZ.jpg Here's the bottom cerakote H-Seri...
by kralcifer
16 Jun 2020, 19:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Stabilizers vs Switches
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Stabilizers vs Switches

Are stabalizers originally a way to save money on additional switches? Seems like it would have better to simply place a neutered switch or two for the stability. For cherry mx I'd imagine you just cut the contact legs from the bottom of the additional switches. The reason we likely can't do that to...
by kralcifer
16 Jun 2020, 05:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 41
Views: 3334

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

It's a 9 inch dual ended cable so if this end goes bad I have lots of wire on the other end! I had the amps too limited at .1A. I upped the max to 1A and now I'm seeing different behavior. Now, with 9V and 1A turning it on results in 9V and .16A. Same with 12V. I measured the voltage via solder join...
by kralcifer
15 Jun 2020, 05:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 41
Views: 3334

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

my DC power supply doesn't mention bipolar anywhere and internet search didn't say it either for me. I set it to 9V and .1A and then when I turn the output on, the keyboard lights up and voltage reads 5.58V and .1A. You can see that in the first pic at the top of page 2.
by kralcifer
15 Jun 2020, 04:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 41
Views: 3334

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

Well that's where I don't understand my power generator. It has minus, gnd, and plus but only came with a black cable and a red cable so I hooked black up to minus and red up to plus. Am I missing something with that? https://i.imgur.com/3GLNAoz.jpg As far as my 5 wire breakout, yes I have black all...
by kralcifer
15 Jun 2020, 00:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 41
Views: 3334

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

I've hooked up the other 3 wires to my logic analyzer but haven't been able to dial in any signals of any kind. Can someone share some ideas to try? https://i.imgur.com/0WA7DSX.jpg https://i.imgur.com/2Ecw2Zf.jpg https://i.imgur.com/6XGIMIl.jpg I believe the wires are hooked up correctly because one...
by kralcifer
11 Jun 2020, 04:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 46
Views: 4412

Re: new big skcm blue alps

I love it. The video looked very satisfying to click! My next fidget cube.
by kralcifer
10 Jun 2020, 08:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xerox Custom Build
Replies: 64
Views: 5426

Re: Xerox Custom Build Plans

@kevinhall05 what software do you use for PCB creation? Why don't people use SMD diodes?
by kralcifer
10 Jun 2020, 08:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Raytheon
Replies: 14
Views: 1889

Re: Raytheon

One thing I just noticed is that it appears to be a trait that Micro Switch did with the bookend L-shaped keys. I stumbled upon it in an old DT thread for a Decision Data 8010 as well.

Image

DT wiki for Decision Data 8010
by kralcifer
05 Jun 2020, 03:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 88
Views: 10970

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

kicad is still better than diptrace or FRAGGIN eagle. altium? well no mr moneybags its not, but at that price point literally nothing is good enough :D I'm new to all the helpful software but I'm going to bet on Fusion 360's January addition of Electronics: https://new.engineering.com/story/fusion-...
by kralcifer
05 Jun 2020, 02:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xerox Custom Build
Replies: 64
Views: 5426

Re: Xerox Custom Build Plans

Love all of it. Love Kevin's pcb. I still think you gotta make the track pad round though. Why can't you have a round cutout in your top plate and mount a square track pad underneath. fingers can only glide in the round exposed hole but should work fine to maneuver shouldn't it?

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