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by kralcifer
10 Aug 2020, 20:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage keyboard haul
Replies: 8
Views: 310

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: 8
Views: 310

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: 8
Views: 310

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: 421

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: 8
Views: 310

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: 8
Views: 310

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: 15
Views: 1097

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: 15
Views: 1097

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: 15
Views: 1097

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: 15
Views: 1097

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: 15
Views: 1097

Re: DEC LK201

haha, thanks!
by kralcifer
05 Aug 2020, 20:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: DEC LK201
Replies: 15
Views: 1097

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: 700

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: 2569

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: 2569

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: 2569

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: 2569

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: 40
Views: 3141

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: 4259

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: 13
Views: 1474

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.

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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: 76
Views: 7238

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: 4259

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?
by kralcifer
03 Jun 2020, 22:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tip for Painting Vintage Cases?
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Tip for Painting Vintage Cases?

Post pics of how it turns out. I plan to do diy cerakote very soon. Have most of the parts. Hope there is no flaming involved. Yellowed cases need a new life somehow.
by kralcifer
03 Jun 2020, 06:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: DEC LK201
Replies: 15
Views: 1097

Re: DEC LK201

Fusion has many places to get lost. One is that I wanted to link that clean sketch of cherry mx plate hole into other designs. What happened to me is that I was organizing my projects by folder but that prevents the easy insert method. It only works across designs if they are in the same folder. So ...
by kralcifer
03 Jun 2020, 05:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: DEC LK201
Replies: 15
Views: 1097

Re: DEC LK201

I try to redo my fusion sketches as I learn more. I redid the cherry mx plate hole sketch with the minimal amount of constraining that I'm aware of. https://i.imgur.com/KaiyYWG.jpg User params for outermost width and height. Then 5 other lengths based on their relative amount to the outermost. I mos...
by kralcifer
02 Jun 2020, 06:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Another single-switch circuit board
Replies: 84
Views: 24475

Re: Another single-switch circuit board

To make use of the Kaihl switch sockets, one really needs to use the screw mounts on the left and right sides to stabilize the PCB when a switch is inserted or removed. I don't think I've seen anyone use them before with the 1.x series. A 2u version needs to be created to support stabilized keys, a...
by kralcifer
01 Jun 2020, 22:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 41
Views: 2569

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

ok will do. I didn't remove the voltage regulator so that's dropping it to 5V anyways.
by kralcifer
01 Jun 2020, 22:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Selectric II (2) with accessories - question?
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: IBM Selectric II (2) with accessories - question?

minimally save the keycaps. I believe they are compatible with beamspring keyboards.
by kralcifer
01 Jun 2020, 03:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 41
Views: 2569

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

Got some LEDs to light up. I assume that's good. Set to 9V max, 100mA max to test and they lit up. https://i.imgur.com/Wm5yzry.jpg What's next? In my mind it's hook up the other 3 wires to logic analyzer and figure out what's what. I'm waiting for this: https://i.imgur.com/1ikQqPr.jpg to hook up the...
by kralcifer
01 Jun 2020, 03:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hi-Tek 725 terminal keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Hi-Tek 725 terminal keyboard

So cool. I'd love to learn how do ROM reading.

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