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by zzxx53
08 Dec 2020, 01:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 100
Views: 13788

Re: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller

pandrew helped me offline, I ended up building another controller (I had ordered multiple PCB's) and I got the one I built today working great. In fact, I'm typing this in on the model F. I'll spend some time to see if I can figure out what is wrong with the other controller - I'm curious more than...
by zzxx53
04 Dec 2020, 03:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Loudest keyboard out there?
Replies: 22
Views: 879

Re: Loudest keyboard out there?

Here's a model f with a bell, for lols
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkvyDPKOk34
Credit: orihalcon
by zzxx53
11 Nov 2020, 20:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Keytronic F&F Conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Keytronic F&F Conversion

Here's a previous guide for converting a Dasher, using xwhatsit controller:
viewtopic.php?t=19922
by zzxx53
03 Nov 2020, 04:19
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RollerMouse - your opinions?
Replies: 72
Views: 19704

Re: RollerMouse - your opinions?

Thanks davkol; exactly what I was thinking.
Would be perfect if it has a scroll wheel too.
by zzxx53
03 Nov 2020, 04:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Issues with IBM Model F "Bigfoot" keyboard from Teensy USB mod
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Issues with IBM Model F "Bigfoot" keyboard from Teensy USB mod

I'd also check if you slided the backplate all the way into position. If the flippers are somehow misaligned it could also cause extra keystrokes.
by zzxx53
03 Nov 2020, 00:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: QMK in the New Model F Keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: QMK in the New Model F Keyboard

I get a suspicion that this has something to do with your Numlock status. If numlock is off, numpad 4 becomes left arrow, and alt+left arrow will trigger a browser back.
by zzxx53
02 Nov 2020, 22:50
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RollerMouse - your opinions?
Replies: 72
Views: 19704

Re: RollerMouse - your opinions?

Agree that accuracy clicking is sometimes a problem, but the time savings for not having to move my hand away from home row to use the mouse outweighs this one flaw. I also have a backup trackball for when I have to do mouse-intensive tasks (photoshop, etc). Come to think of it, has anyone made a co...
by zzxx53
02 Nov 2020, 22:37
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24339
Views: 2197935

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Data hand: https://www.ebay.com/itm/DataHand-Personal-A8000000-Ergonomic-Keyboard-Function-but-PLEASE-READ-DESCRIPT/274557048852 Never seen a keyboard looking like that before. Interesting concept; wondering why it never got popular. Cost is definitely an issue; it went for >1200 USD 5 years ago. A...
by zzxx53
01 Nov 2020, 15:51
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24339
Views: 2197935

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203162124935
NOS replacement beamspring switch
by zzxx53
28 Oct 2020, 03:22
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS/For sale] IBM model F 122
Replies: 27
Views: 2799

Re: [WTS/For sale] IBM model F 122

Yeah, the paper label / birth certificate is what I meant.
This is actually the first f122 I've seen that doesn't have a laminated paper label, which is strange since I know many much later model m's have it.
by zzxx53
28 Oct 2020, 02:42
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS/For sale] IBM model F 122
Replies: 27
Views: 2799

Re: [WTS/For sale] IBM model F 122

Now we just wait for btc price to drop...
Very nice board, too bad the label isn't perfect. GLWS.
by zzxx53
25 Oct 2020, 02:04
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24339
Views: 2197935

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Final tally:
F107 3600
F122 445
F AT 268
Pingmaster 155
by zzxx53
23 Oct 2020, 22:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Using a type f terminal keyboard on an XT (5160)
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Using a type f terminal keyboard on an XT (5160)

Unfortunately no, the protocol is different. You will likely have to build your own converter, as I'm not aware of any converter that outputs XT scancodes.
by zzxx53
22 Oct 2020, 21:29
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24339
Views: 2197935

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by zzxx53
20 Oct 2020, 22:27
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24339
Views: 2197935

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Never seen a black badged Model M before https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-Model-M-mechanic-keyboard-clicky-1397735-07-30-92-F2-5-pin-connector/164452958656? Wiki says there should be no badge; possibly added aftermarket. https://deskthority.net/wiki/IBM_part_numbers Ah the mysterious p/n 139773...
by zzxx53
20 Oct 2020, 18:02
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24339
Views: 2197935

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

cakeanalytics wrote:
20 Oct 2020, 17:21
Never seen a black badged Model M before
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-Mo ... 4452958656?
Wiki says there should be no badge; possibly added aftermarket.
wiki/IBM_part_numbers
by zzxx53
12 Oct 2020, 20:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Idea = "3D-Printed PCB" For Hotswappable Handwired Keyboard (Could Use Help, Too)
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Idea = "3D-Printed PCB" For Hotswappable Handwired Keyboard (Could Use Help, Too)

Agree with kmnov. Designing a PCB and then solder on the hot-swap sockets will be the cleaner and more precise solution in the long run, and you won't have to hand wire anything, so less chance of the soldering joints coming loose over time.
by zzxx53
08 Oct 2020, 04:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to Restore Bottom Plate IBM Model F?
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: How to Restore Bottom Plate IBM Model F?

After rust is removed there will likely be pits left on the plate, and exposed metal will not remain rust free for long. Some type of coating is usually needed for durability.
You can try to find a place to redo the Chromate conversion coating on the pate for you, but it probably won't be cheap.
by zzxx53
08 Oct 2020, 03:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to Restore Bottom Plate IBM Model F?
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: How to Restore Bottom Plate IBM Model F?

I personally recommend wirebrush if you have large areas of rust, before soaking in evaporust. https://www.amazon.com/TILAX-Cleaning-Stripping-Abrasive-Attachment/dp/B07Z4NLJ2Y/ Primer + Enamel has worked well for me, powder coating is even better. All depends on your budget. Model F cleans up very ...
by zzxx53
08 Oct 2020, 03:39
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24339
Views: 2197935

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

F122
2 hours into the bidding and we're already at over $300; wondering how high this one will go.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/114451160363?_ ... fresh=true
by zzxx53
07 Oct 2020, 21:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Recommendation for Model F Solenoid
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Recommendation for Model F Solenoid

That one is 5v, so it probably isn't the one that will will want to replace an IBM solenoid. Also its probably going to be the size of a dime. I'm not sure where to get model F style solenoids, I need some as well. I might have to resort to making them myself :shock: You dont need to make these you...
by zzxx53
06 Oct 2020, 18:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 226
Views: 15560

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

Exciting news! Looking forward to the review.
by zzxx53
06 Oct 2020, 18:11
Forum: Vendors
Topic: LaserBoost - Get Now Your Keyboard Plate at 15%OFF! - CODE: NEWMORENOW
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: LaserBoost - Get Now Your Keyboard Plate at 15%OFF! - CODE: NEWMORENOW

Do you guys make curved plates?
Would love to get a Model F top plate like this:
Image
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=13796
by zzxx53
05 Oct 2020, 18:59
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24339
Views: 2197935

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rare-I ... 4370980091
Another gen 1 M122 with F-122 style feet
by zzxx53
05 Oct 2020, 18:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F - Sensing PCB Thickness?
Replies: 14
Views: 911

Re: IBM Model F - Sensing PCB Thickness?

I asked JLCPCB to build me some FEXT PCB (101 key) with 0.6mm thickness a while back, and they rejected my order saying that the possibility of warping is too high. I imagine that a 122 key version is even more problematic. You might need to ask a few PCB manufacturers before finding one that will m...
by zzxx53
05 Oct 2020, 18:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: I built an entire windows 10 pc inside my model M
Replies: 13
Views: 959

Re: I built an entire windows 10 pc inside my model M

Considering that this is a fanless solution in an enclosed space, does it run hot after a while?
by zzxx53
04 Oct 2020, 21:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Beautiful IBM 5576-002
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Beautiful IBM 5576-002

Very nice indeed! Congrats on your find!

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