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by Jan Pospisil
01 Mar 2021, 23:11
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24498
Views: 2372225

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Oh man, nobody snatched it and now it's relisted for 15 quid. Curse you, Brexit shipping!
by Jan Pospisil
01 Mar 2021, 20:21
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24498
Views: 2372225

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Olivetti ANK25-102 (sans cable): https://www.ebay.com/itm/393154379635?

Someone go get it, 'coz I can't justify UK shipping. :(
by Jan Pospisil
23 Feb 2021, 09:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3699
Views: 356710

Re: Alps Appreciation

I think Escom was German. We still get a lot of their branded boards here too.
by Jan Pospisil
22 Feb 2021, 21:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Key Caps Where?
Replies: 17
Views: 698

Re: Alps Key Caps Where?

There are like two doubleshot sets by Tai Hao you can get new, and some of the caps won't fit on vintage boards.
Other than that...yeah, pretty much you need to harvest from old boards.
by Jan Pospisil
22 Feb 2021, 08:49
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1932
Views: 218540

Re: Stuff you just bought

Ghnnn, I've been holding out on buying that exact one. I do love the idea of the switch, its sound etc. But I really really hate the modern case height with exposed switches at the bottom. (also the silver thing...)
by Jan Pospisil
20 Feb 2021, 16:55
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3123
Views: 421656

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

How is it? These pop up on Czech sites all the time, but I've been hesitant for some reason.
by Jan Pospisil
16 Feb 2021, 22:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post your keyboards that went to hell (and hopefully back)
Replies: 20
Views: 1624

Re: Post your keyboards that went to hell (and hopefully back)

Yep, that's a bigfoot alright. I recently cleaned up two exactly like this. Hate the way the plates corrode like that. :/
by Jan Pospisil
11 Feb 2021, 19:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Epson PC286KB2 - Mitsumi KKQ Switch?
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Epson PC286KB2 - Mitsumi KKQ Switch?

How did you like yours? I know the K-Q switches get some flak around here, but so far I find mine to be pretty nice! Although I am still pretty inexperienced, and have only really tried a Model F, FLS 2nd gen, and a couple of modern switches. I'm not sure yet, I didn't try it a ton. If felt a bit l...
by Jan Pospisil
11 Feb 2021, 14:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Epson PC286KB2 - Mitsumi KKQ Switch?
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Epson PC286KB2 - Mitsumi KKQ Switch?

Nice! Reminds me I should finally open up my own early K?Q board and see what exact type it is. (mine is Acer)
by Jan Pospisil
10 Feb 2021, 11:06
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5966
Views: 857282

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

It's somewhat bizarre that keyboards touted as the most sturdy and long lasting have these kinds of fundamental issues when they ship NEW.
Sure as hell hope mine will be ok, because I've never done any soldering.
by Jan Pospisil
09 Feb 2021, 09:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4566
Views: 492956

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Looks like a Bull branded Zenith, iirc Zeniths with this square tree logo are rubber domes.
edit: I think it's a "Zenith SK-2000RE".
by Jan Pospisil
07 Feb 2021, 21:07
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24498
Views: 2372225

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zenith-INEQ-Keyboard-Vintage-AT-compatible-ALPS/164690868588 The problem with those boards is that you can't desolder the switches - they are literally "glued" in place with whatever that rust-resistant spray they put on the top after the switches were already installed. 40...
by Jan Pospisil
05 Feb 2021, 10:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I would like to try Alps
Replies: 16
Views: 880

Re: I would like to try Alps

Per Chyros: "Over USB it cancels rather than blocks." (over PS2 it blocks and beeps)

https://youtu.be/jQFm8D9AyaQ?t=395
by Jan Pospisil
04 Feb 2021, 16:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I would like to try Alps
Replies: 16
Views: 880

Re: I would like to try Alps

Yeah, black alps AT102 was my first true Alps board and I hated them. But they were in pretty bad shape and linearizing them helped a ton. (they are a bit light though, lighter than my green clones)
The SGI version has some unfortunate rollover, or am I misremembering?
by Jan Pospisil
03 Feb 2021, 14:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Introductory Guide to Ultrasonic Cleaning
Replies: 33
Views: 4751

Re: Introductory Guide to Ultrasonic Cleaning

Ddrfraser1: from what I’ve read you’re better off cleaning 1/4 of a keyset at a time, to get better results. And as for metals I believe it depends on the cleaning solution; tap water can cause corrosion so maybe search around for alternatives; demineralized water might help? I really don’t know. I...
by Jan Pospisil
31 Jan 2021, 15:14
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24498
Views: 2372225

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

NO/STOP

(lol)
That's certainly a thing. Price: "Negotiable". Oh boy.
by Jan Pospisil
31 Jan 2021, 11:17
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Replacement Model M keycaps OR Green 4-tab Alps clones switches (EU)
Replies: 1
Views: 164

[WTB] Replacement Model M keycaps OR Green 4-tab Alps clones switches (EU)

I need: 1) F7 2) ideally: "( )" (Round brackets - but that's a Czech layout key, so unlikely someone has that.) 3) less ideally: "} ]" (right curly and straight brackets) 4) If someone did have spare Czech keycaps, I'd also take top num row 5. ("5 ř") (European sellers due to shipping costs, please)...
by Jan Pospisil
27 Jan 2021, 18:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3123
Views: 421656

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Does Unicomp still sell cyrillic caps?
by Jan Pospisil
25 Jan 2021, 15:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4566
Views: 492956

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Almost certainly some kind of Siemens, per the round keycaps, layout and connection.
by Jan Pospisil
25 Jan 2021, 15:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4566
Views: 492956

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Is the small round lock light integrated into a keycap a guarantee of Keytronic foam and foil?
by Jan Pospisil
25 Jan 2021, 09:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 269
Views: 21197

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

How are larger keys? I assume stabilized ones are ok, but what about capslocks etc., is there no binding on edge/corner presses?
by Jan Pospisil
24 Jan 2021, 10:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 269
Views: 21197

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

The Nyogel is on eBay and turns out I can get the OKS locally (since the manufacturer is German?).
And they are a bit pricey, but hey. If I can make my white alps board not terrible - that'd be neat.
by Jan Pospisil
20 Jan 2021, 16:26
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24498
Views: 2372225

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

A terminal board with, I think, white space invaders. For Czech/Slovak-adjacent users. :)

https://aukro.cz/stara-klavesnice-pro-s ... 6981783905
by Jan Pospisil
20 Jan 2021, 16:24
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5966
Views: 857282

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

Probably some months, especially if you order printed keys (which afaik are not ready). I would assume anyway.
I received two emails confirming the order and then heard no more. People have waited years for these keyboards, I wouldn't expect anything quick. ;)
by Jan Pospisil
15 Jan 2021, 22:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recreating the Lisp keyboard (10 years later)
Replies: 30
Views: 2579

Re: Recreating the Lisp keyboard (10 years later)

O_O Someone actually made new Alps caps in this day and age?!
And they're super thick?! O____O
by Jan Pospisil
15 Jan 2021, 18:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Has anyone successfully cleaned Monterey "Clicky" Blues (Alps Mount)?
Replies: 15
Views: 1507

Re: Has anyone successfully cleaned Monterey "Clicky" Blues (Alps Mount)?

Ok, I thought so. I have an alps mount keyboard where most keys are quite smooth, but unstabilized modifiers noticeably bind.
I can't solder so I guess I'm not cleaning them any time soon.
by Jan Pospisil
14 Jan 2021, 21:29
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5966
Views: 857282

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

I quite like it, and would enjoy the practical use of it, not just the look.

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