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by DrivenKeys
23 Feb 2021, 10:04
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

Do these slots located at each side of the keyboard have an intended purpose? They look like a space reserved for a very specific slide switch, but I'm not sure which one would fit there. My first guess was that they could possibly accomodate a flat cable, perhaps for some custom terminal configura...
by DrivenKeys
23 Feb 2021, 09:55
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

When my two keyboards finally arrived, my gf threw away the boxes that same night, which the garbage truck immediately picked up. OUCH! That's some rare storage sacrificed. Hey Ellipse, do you think you could make replacement boxes/styrofoam available to order seperately? I'm sure this isn't the on...
by DrivenKeys
16 Feb 2021, 08:43
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

Oh! I almost forgot: Those keys look absolutely incredible! Plus, my beige F77 arrived, and I can't believe how much better it looks in person. The paint layers give it a perfectly balanced semi-gloss that would be very difficult to properly represent in photos. I had thought my dark gray F77 would ...
by DrivenKeys
16 Feb 2021, 08:24
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

I am trying to determine the "official" naming of the keys especially for the terminal / symbol keys, most of which are being made available to get through the below link. Not sure if IBM had a reference document on this or if there is another source. Any ideas? https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/prod...
by DrivenKeys
02 Feb 2021, 07:23
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

Thanks for the detailed update, Ellipse. I'm patiently excited to receive these incredible keys. I like the idea of purchasing a B stock keyset (historical imperfection). I think I might cancel another keyboard to buy more Model F parts, it's much more satisfying. And thank you for posting about my ...
by DrivenKeys
28 Jan 2021, 11:22
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

On the subject of custom keys: is there any chance that 1.75u Command keys will be printed? I can't be the only one who loves having a useful modifier key in the Caps Lock position, but uses a Mac, Just in case you haven't tried this: I'm not sure how you feel about using a 1.5u Command key there, ...
by DrivenKeys
28 Jan 2021, 11:10
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

Dye sub update: Good news! The factory finalized the alignment and said they are ready to start production. We only have a few days left before Chinese New Year but if all goes well they hope to send some key sets before the break starts. This all looks incredible, and I'm actually enjoying the wai...
by DrivenKeys
28 Jan 2021, 11:03
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

I just wanted to confirm that this is working spot on in my tests ... I will add this as the standard method to remove the inserts in the Model F manual ... HUGE thanks for this idea. That's awesome! Again, I'm very happy I could help. You just brought a big smile to my face. It's tough to feel use...
by DrivenKeys
21 Jan 2021, 10:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

@darkcruix Thank you for this instruction, this is very exciting. I think I may have just been convinced to get a solenoid as well. This is such a rewarding keyboard!
by DrivenKeys
19 Jan 2021, 10:02
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

Can anybody recommend a usb-c adapter/hub for Android phones? I have one with hdmi, 2x usb-a, and charge. It worked perfectly with Samsung, but with my LG G8, usb doesn't work. I wouldn't be surprised if Samsung's older Dex was more developed for laptop standards, and my adapter is more for laptops ...
by DrivenKeys
19 Jan 2021, 04:15
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

@OxC0FFEE I'm willing to bet the numpad 5 already has a nub, as the base set is essentially a stock Model M set. I don't think you can customize the base set, either. So, if you wanted a nub on, say the Home key, you'd have to order that additional Home key.
by DrivenKeys
19 Jan 2021, 02:00
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

Here's a quick collage I put together on my phone of how to make the (hopefully) damage-free insert remover I just mentioned. 20210118_165419.jpeg The paper is a post it, I'm not sure where the screw came from or what size it is, but you get the idea. 1. cut and roll the paper to the correct size, i...
by DrivenKeys
19 Jan 2021, 01:34
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

darkcruix would you mind sharing a Bill of Materials for your LED mod? I think it may interest some new Model F owners. I'd really like to know how to add the functionality. Stabilizer insert removal: Another alternative suggested by a geekhack forum member is to use a wood screw of appropriate siz...
by DrivenKeys
15 Jan 2021, 11:36
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

@Scarpia Here's a link to his Custom Legend Keycaps page: https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/product/new-custom-legend-keycaps/ You can find the switch logo by scrolling down to "Novelties". You can also scroll further down to see the entire base set, which will only include the 1u 0ins key if included...
by DrivenKeys
15 Jan 2021, 01:28
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

I have tried a ton of things and even tried to make my own tools, but couldn't get it working. The Qtip method didn't work for me, I am afraid. So, if there is consistent luck with anything, I would love to know the method / tool, so I can add it to the technical manual... Ok, so I may have found s...
by DrivenKeys
14 Jan 2021, 22:39
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

I put a simple IBM sticker on mine to honor its heritage and some people lost their minds over it. Don’t worry about it. Those LEDs look neat, I like the colors you went with. Yeah, that was flippin ridiculous. Ellipse is very clear it's an homage to IBM's decades of research, recreating the pinnac...
by DrivenKeys
14 Jan 2021, 22:19
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

@darkcruix I like the lock lights addition. Your mod looks very 1980's, as do those awesome caps. I don't think any passerby would think it wasn't stock. If it bothers you that much, Ellipse does have extra cases. I was considering getting a spare for repaint. I'm really interested in how you got th...
by DrivenKeys
14 Jan 2021, 22:15
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

I have tried a ton of things and even tried to make my own tools, but couldn't get it working. The Qtip method didn't work for me, I am afraid. So, if there is consistent luck with anything, I would love to know the method / tool, so I can add it to the technical manual... I just looked over the pa...
by DrivenKeys
14 Jan 2021, 03:21
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

Any recommendations on removing stuck new Model F stabilizer inserts, outside of opening up the keyboard to push it out? These are more solidly secured in the barrels and tougher to remove than original inserts. Maybe hand / non-electric drilling and pulling out the drill+insert might work but it i...
by DrivenKeys
14 Jan 2021, 00:31
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

I just wanted everyone to know: If you order custom keys ($4/ea), you can have the 1u keys made with the homing nub. I just emailed Ellipse to confirm, and was happy to learn this is possible. As I'm customizing my meta and function key layout, I realized how useful this would be, and I'm excited to...
by DrivenKeys
11 Jan 2021, 23:29
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

To anyone who wants this board, but is worried about that ping: After hours of reading opinions and watching videos, I still didn't know what to expect. I'm very sensitive to high pitched sounds, and even the best recording won't tell you how it feels in person. So, after wasting far too much time w...
by DrivenKeys
11 Jan 2021, 23:05
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

I have a F62 compact as well and I left that “natural” with the ping/ring. For the F77 Classic I did the floss mod and it is ring free. There is a very slight increase in activation force with the floss. But overall I really like it. It is my daily driver. I've been considering the same. I'm typing...
by DrivenKeys
11 Jan 2021, 12:55
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

Howdy All, Wanted to show the F77 I got. Thought I would go with the Red, White and Blue (and pebble and gray) colors. If Elipse ever offers white or black printed keys I will be there with bells on :) This looks really nice with the black case. How do you like the sound? You might want to look at ...
by DrivenKeys
11 Jan 2021, 12:51
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

Somebody has posted a technique on youtube to pull the stabilizer inserts using one or two qtip cotton swabs. I could not pull the stabilizer inserts out with that technique and did not want to damage the stabilizer or barrel using pliers or tweezers. I only have the 2 piece keys from my '95 M, and...
by DrivenKeys
11 Jan 2021, 08:42
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The "Original" Cherry Keyboard Switch?
Replies: 20
Views: 4340

Re: The "Original" Cherry Keyboard Switch?

I'm just bringing this back from the dead, because I stumbled on one of these on ebay, and I think it's just about the coolest keyboard collectible I've ever bought. It makes a great desk fidget thingy, I highly recommend it.
by DrivenKeys
10 Jan 2021, 03:57
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

BucklingSprings wrote:
10 Jan 2021, 00:47
In my case it does not take away from the outstanding key feel.
I recall one of the video reviews had a similar experience to yours, but he felt as you do and was very clear how incredibly minor it was.
I can't imagine it will persist after use.
by DrivenKeys
09 Jan 2021, 12:42
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

After spending way too much money on keyboards over the years (parents had a PC with a model F, had a model M myself for ages, a couple of unicomp M's (banned from office :(), and a couple of Topre's (my fav outside of buckling springs), decided to treat myself to a new model F. Really loooking for...
by DrivenKeys
08 Jan 2021, 01:16
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

You just have to go back a couple pages to see one person's issues. They're probably the minority, but it still happens. Hey, I'm curious, do you know when your Unicomp keys were made? I've been wondering if they updated their tooling with the New Model M. The keys in those pictures look nicer than ...
by DrivenKeys
07 Jan 2021, 11:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

The dye subbed keys are currently delayed, and currently only unprinted keys are available. If you order your keyboard now, you can add an additional shipping fee to have your keys shipped later, and your board shipped now. If you choose not to pay the extra shipping, you can wait for the whole pack...
by DrivenKeys
07 Jan 2021, 06:53
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5950
Views: 845489

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

edit: Yes, Ellipse emailed that everything is available in blue. My perfect kb is getting closer!

Does anybody here know if the hhkb set can be ordered in blue? I forgot about that when I ordered my blue extra set, and both my F77s are full hhkb.

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