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by zzxx53
03 May 2020, 06:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?
Replies: 34
Views: 1564

Re: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?

QWERTY so that I can still use most keyboards around me.
Stenography doesn't help at all when most of what you type isn't natural language text, which is the case for many software developers.
by zzxx53
04 Apr 2020, 18:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Restoration - Beamspring Powder Coating Question
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Restoration - Beamspring Powder Coating Question

I'm assuming you have a 3278? You can't powder coat plastic as it requires the part to conduct electricity. Your plan should work. Someone made a metal cover door a few years back and discussed paint colors: https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=21162&p=452208 https://deskthority.net/viewtopi...
by zzxx53
24 Mar 2020, 23:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Solenoids
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Solenoids

See this thread for experiments with generic arduino solenoids.
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23048&p=455538#
by zzxx53
12 Feb 2020, 00:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Coming Soon - Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 30
Views: 2158

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

Nice, would you provide a guide for building a solenoid driver and installing it to Model F XT, running by a pro micro soarer's converter and a New Model F77 (by Ellipse) running by an xwhatsit controller? (I am not an electronics guru (a medical doctor actually) and I am having some help for solde...
by zzxx53
11 Feb 2020, 03:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT Accidentally bought for... $5!
Replies: 18
Views: 1465

Re: IBM Model F AT Accidentally bought for... $5!

Can you let me know where you got your adapter? I tried a few from Amazon and none of them can supply enough current, and the keyboard light blinks.
by zzxx53
28 Jan 2020, 04:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2094
Views: 144059

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

Thanks for the pointer, wcass.
Was thinking about making a 3d printed version first before going for metal fabrication.
by zzxx53
27 Jan 2020, 02:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2094
Views: 144059

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

Seeing that lot_lizard isn't coming back anytime soon, anyone interested in reverse engineer the plate CAD files? lot_lizard did release some dxf files at https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?p=319656#p319656 , but seems like it only contains 2D data. If one just add the right curvature to it (300m...
by zzxx53
10 Jan 2020, 06:06
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4464
Views: 335806

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

What would be a reasonable price for a fully converted FSSK or FEXT?
by zzxx53
19 Dec 2019, 18:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xwhatsit solenoid driver alternative
Replies: 16
Views: 1665

Re: Xwhatsit solenoid driver alternative

If I used a 5V solenoid instead of the stock 8.5V one, can I omit the boost converter part?
Was thinking about something like https://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-5V-6V-Mini- ... 2737720692
by zzxx53
10 Dec 2019, 21:58
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] IBM Wheelwriter keyboard conversion project
Replies: 9
Views: 2049

Re: [WTS] IBM Wheelwriter keyboard conversion project

How does this feel compared to a regular model M?

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