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by cakeanalytics
19 Jan 2021, 20:47
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24499
Views: 2373349

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/313386420392
Blue alps model m, terrible condition
Might be worth it if you have replacement caps
by cakeanalytics
16 Jan 2021, 07:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recreating the Lisp keyboard (10 years later)
Replies: 30
Views: 2586

Re: Recreating the Lisp keyboard (10 years later)

Second the suggestion about a separate keycap offering.
Would be better if the keycap could be adapted for other boards, like Model F or beamspring.
by cakeanalytics
15 Jan 2021, 16:18
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24499
Views: 2373349

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by cakeanalytics
14 Jan 2021, 17:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 3276 versus 5251
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: IBM 3276 versus 5251

It is kind of a hard pick. 5251 has a slightly better layout and more usable keys, but 3276 has the metal case.
You definitely see more 5251 for sale though.
by cakeanalytics
07 Jan 2021, 21:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F AT - Wheelwriter Mod and Restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: IBM Model F AT - Wheelwriter Mod and Restoration

Interesting use of the Model M barrel plate; very useful if you have trouble sourcing Model F barrels.
The outer case could probably use some new paint though.
by cakeanalytics
05 Jan 2021, 17:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: TMK Help/Question
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: TMK Help/Question

Nothing wrong with your code AFAICT, however, it's possible that the handler for the lock keys are resetting the indicator light status.
Maybe do a project wide search for led_set ?
Also is NumLock your layer toggle key?
by cakeanalytics
22 Dec 2020, 05:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Metal Badge
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: Model F Metal Badge

Been thinking about transfer film as well, would be interested in seeing how it turns out.
Professional dye sub on metal process use huge machines like this:
https://youtu.be/klF8EUWxROA
by cakeanalytics
18 Dec 2020, 18:35
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24499
Views: 2373349

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Another F AT from the same seller, similar condition, auction this time
https://www.ebay.com/itm/293906993427
by cakeanalytics
14 Dec 2020, 22:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is it possible to convert an IBM Model M to Model F?
Replies: 23
Views: 1224

Re: Is it possible to convert an IBM Model M to Model F?

A review of IBM Electronic Typewriter, including typing demo
viewtopic.php?f=62&t=16727&p=466226
by cakeanalytics
11 Dec 2020, 04:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Fixing The Model F's (XT/AT) Spacebar Stabilizer Design Flaw
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Fixing The Model F's (XT/AT) Spacebar Stabilizer Design Flaw

I'm having a hard time picturing how to get the stabalizer wire to catch on both hooks on the space bar. Can you point out where you're attaching the floss?
by cakeanalytics
11 Dec 2020, 04:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24499
Views: 2373349

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Beautiful Selectric specimen indeed.
Someone made an ascii art printer out of these years ago:
https://hackaday.com/2012/06/13/turning ... a-printer/
by cakeanalytics
11 Dec 2020, 00:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Useful Macros
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Useful Macros

I save my password manager's master key as a macro, so that I can make it a strong one while not taking forever to type it.
That macro can only be called using a 4-key combination so no one can press it by accident. Also no one has physical access to my keyboard.
by cakeanalytics
10 Dec 2020, 16:14
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Soarer's converter PS/2 to USB
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Soarer's converter PS/2 to USB

NeK wrote:
10 Dec 2020, 11:45

Well, you are probably right, I'm not bad with soldering and microcontrollers. Is there any good guide that you know of? Where should I start?
I used this guide before:
viewtopic.php?t=19035

EDIT: kmnov posted same time I did
by cakeanalytics
10 Dec 2020, 00:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mechanicalkeyboards.com - trustworthy?
Replies: 15
Views: 9947

Re: Mechanicalkeyboards.com - trustworthy?

Brought from them before (US), and they seem to be all right.
Good to know that they're still around 8 years later.
by cakeanalytics
08 Dec 2020, 16:45
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24499
Views: 2373349

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

JP! wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 16:35
cakeanalytics wrote:
08 Dec 2020, 16:30
Converting one of these would probably be a major project
Still, very cool.
One member here did convert one of these!
Just found listofoptions's post. Boy did they overengineer the shit out of that thing...
by cakeanalytics
08 Dec 2020, 16:30
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24499
Views: 2373349

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Converting one of these would probably be a major project; wouldn't be surprised if it needs 120v dc or something.
Still, very cool piece of computer history.
by cakeanalytics
04 Dec 2020, 18:56
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24499
Views: 2373349

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

xicanoink wrote:
04 Dec 2020, 17:03
gold label, looks pretty used https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Omni-Key-102 ... Sw~JhfyXxY
Looks like nothing some retr0bright won't fix. Still a bit expensive though.
by cakeanalytics
04 Dec 2020, 18:53
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24499
Views: 2373349

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by cakeanalytics
04 Dec 2020, 18:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 100
Views: 15162

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

Hi. I've laid out a version of this for model f at, if anyone is interested. Tested and working fine. https://raw.githubusercontent.com/frogmaster/TH-XWhatsIt-F/main/model_f_at_board.jpg Kicad files and gerbers can be found here: https://github.com/frogmaster/TH-XWhatsIt-F Minor change from my test...
by cakeanalytics
04 Dec 2020, 18:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to make the worst switch possible?
Replies: 43
Views: 1983

Re: How to make the worst switch possible?

TNT wrote:
04 Dec 2020, 15:07
Easy task:
And the prick randomly breaks off inside your finger
:shudders
by cakeanalytics
04 Dec 2020, 18:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to make the worst switch possible?
Replies: 43
Views: 1983

Re: How to make the worst switch possible?

I'm not sure what it was, but I think it could have been a variation of Siemens STB that had a weird sensation when pressing. It was scratchy on the way down in a way that resembled getting shocked with electricity, as when touching an electric appliance that isn't plugged into an earthed socket. D...
by cakeanalytics
04 Dec 2020, 04:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Loudest keyboard out there?
Replies: 22
Views: 1074

Re: Loudest keyboard out there?

zzxx53 wrote:
04 Dec 2020, 03:52
Here's a model f with a bell, for lols
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkvyDPKOk34
Credit: orihalcon
I see your Model F with bell, and raise you a full typewriter orchestra:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3osdw_kxjo
by cakeanalytics
03 Dec 2020, 18:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Loudest keyboard out there?
Replies: 22
Views: 1074

Re: Loudest keyboard out there?

Also don't forget mechanical calculators, like this Friden:
https://youtu.be/-MLQ0yI1BrQ?t=340
by cakeanalytics
03 Dec 2020, 18:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Loudest keyboard out there?
Replies: 22
Views: 1074

Re: Loudest keyboard out there?

Try an IBM Selectric.
In addition to sound of typing element hitting the platen, you also get motor whirring and carriage slamming the tab stops; quite an auditory experience.
Now imagine an office full of them.
by cakeanalytics
02 Dec 2020, 19:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: QMK in the New Model F Keyboard
Replies: 9
Views: 1199

Re: QMK in the New Model F Keyboard

Thank you. I gave up and installed WinCompose. Now it is working perfectly. I wish I didn't have to install anything this app works nice. Thanks for the tip anyway. I will check it later. It's generally a pain to get a keyboard to output non-ASCII characters. Keyboards can only output scan codes, a...
by cakeanalytics
30 Nov 2020, 20:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Too much retr0bright?
Replies: 11
Views: 772

Re: Too much retr0bright?

I'd say this is the perfect amount, and no streaking either.
by cakeanalytics
30 Nov 2020, 17:07
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24499
Views: 2373349

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

And both barrel plates are cracked. At this point you might be better off just chopping a regular M barrel plate.
The keycaps should be worth something though.
by cakeanalytics
29 Nov 2020, 04:25
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM (and now Alps) keyboard pixel art wallpaper generator [updated 2021-02-15]
Replies: 23
Views: 2115

Re: IBM keyboard pixel art wallpaper generator

Very cool! Using this as my wallpaper now.
by cakeanalytics
28 Nov 2020, 17:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How does my trackpoint module connect to controller
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: How does my trackpoint module connect to controller

Don't know about your specific track point, but this guy has pinout for several old think pad track points like r61 and t40
https://github.com/alonswartz/trackpoint

Also think pad track point doesn't have mouse buttons either

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