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by Lalaland124
Today, 17:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Whats your tipps on cleaning a metal beam spring case?
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: Whats your tipps on cleaning a metal beam spring case?

Thanks for the replies! I think I won't have to sand down my case luckily, also for as of right now I'm staying away from retr0brighting until I have more experience with it :) I think I will just try to get rid of the dirt and dust with a mikrofasertuch and that should be enough :D
by Lalaland124
Today, 15:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help with beamspring restauration
Replies: 16
Views: 320

Re: Need help with beamspring restauration

That's also a good idea! I also took a look at the assembly one more time.. I would love to do the same but my foam is so dry and crumbles away so easily that even if I would leave it in place to strengthen it with a new one it would mess up all switches, so I'm guessing I'm going for the full repla...
by Lalaland124
Today, 15:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Whats your tipps on cleaning a metal beam spring case?
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: Whats your tipps on cleaning a metal beam spring case?

Yes I have, but most probably not good enough, because I didn't find the answers I wanted :roll:
Will do that again but this time more thoroughly
by Lalaland124
Today, 15:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Whats your tipps on cleaning a metal beam spring case?
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Whats your tipps on cleaning a metal beam spring case?

I'm in the process of restoring an old beamspring 3278 keyboard and wanted to ask what the best way to clean the case is :)? I will spray Ballistol on the metal bottom in order to prevent future rusting. Should I just clean the case with water and soap or would you recommend a more sophisticated tre...
by Lalaland124
Today, 14:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help with beamspring restauration
Replies: 16
Views: 320

Re: Need help with beamspring restauration

You think you'll do what? My argument is to do as little as you can! ;) Just opening the whole thing up and looking at the overall damage and if I happen to disassemble the whole keyboard anyways because of cleaning, then why not replace the foam in the process :D But yeah goal is to do as little a...
by Lalaland124
Today, 13:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help with beamspring restauration
Replies: 16
Views: 320

Re: Need help with beamspring restauration

Those are all good arguments, I think I will do it :D Wish me luck that I don't break anything :mrgreen:
by Lalaland124
Yesterday, 12:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help with beamspring restauration
Replies: 16
Views: 320

Re: Need help with beamspring restauration

Thanks, Muirium for the pictures :D ! My second 3276, the American one, was in much better shape so I let it be. I cleaned the caps, but I don't recall ever opening the whole thing up. It's already plenty good. That's what I was hoping for because I'm afraid I'm going to break the keyboard in the pr...
by Lalaland124
Yesterday, 10:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help with beamspring restauration
Replies: 16
Views: 320

Re: Need help with beamspring restauration

Thanks, then I will try to ''do the dishes'' ;) Did you replace the foam on yours or didn't the key wobble bother you?
by Lalaland124
Yesterday, 10:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help with beamspring restauration
Replies: 16
Views: 320

Re: Need help with beamspring restauration

So, how does it feel when you type on it right now? It doesn't seem bad - it feels amazing :D I think I won't do too much for now. There is a little bit of rust inside the case which I'm going to remove as well as an overall clean of keycaps and case. I'm slightly worried that I will ruin the keyca...
by Lalaland124
11 Apr 2021, 00:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Operation typewriter to keyboard (alps skff)
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Operation typewriter to keyboard (alps skff)

Veryyy nice, happy to see someone putting the effort into converting these old pretty things :D
by Lalaland124
11 Apr 2021, 00:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Honeywell terminal ASCII keyboard
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: Honeywell terminal ASCII keyboard

Very pretty keyboard and great project!
by Lalaland124
09 Apr 2021, 10:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help with beamspring restauration
Replies: 16
Views: 320

Need help with beamspring restauration

Hey! I just got veeery lucky and acquired a beamspring keyboard in amazing condition compared to some photos I've seen online. However, there's still some work to do. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of experience doing restorations, hence I want to be as careful as possible so that I don't break an...
by Lalaland124
07 Apr 2021, 16:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC
Replies: 45
Views: 1212

Re: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC

How are they justifying this? Are they saying it's the vendors' fault for not putting enough protective stuff inside? Well, it clearly wasn't broken before they carried it to you. So what is that "insurance" for anyway? Yess, they wrote a letter where they explained that the thing wasn't well prote...
by Lalaland124
07 Apr 2021, 08:30
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24788
Views: 2480514

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Zenith-Alpen-SK ... 890.l49286

Don't know if it really is Zenith or Heathkit, but looks pretty nice.
by Lalaland124
06 Apr 2021, 18:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC
Replies: 45
Views: 1212

Re: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC

Update: DHL refuses to refund the package which really sucks given that I got the whole thing for 190€ broken...
Anyways, I may have found a way to print the case very cheap by splitting it in half (the metal sheets would cover the line and would hold the two pieces together)
by Lalaland124
06 Apr 2021, 16:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: '94 Model M - Garbled characters when typing
Replies: 17
Views: 459

Re: '94 Model M - Garbled characters when typing

Muirium wrote:
06 Apr 2021, 16:28
Oh yeah: does the board make noise when you shake it? The more broken rivets, the more it needs a bolt mod.
That's right I would try doing that! Maybe you don't have to do the mod after all :)
by Lalaland124
06 Apr 2021, 16:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: '94 Model M - Garbled characters when typing
Replies: 17
Views: 459

Re: '94 Model M - Garbled characters when typing

Previous owner definitely didn't crack this thing open. The bolt mod looks very difficult, I'm not sure of the exact hardware I need :shock: It's not that difficult, In my opinion it looks more difficult than it actually is. Although if you've never done anything crafting related I would be careful...
by Lalaland124
05 Apr 2021, 18:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC
Replies: 45
Views: 1212

Re: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC

Update: I completely remodeled the old Zenith ZKB-7 Case in CAD. Before I start finishing off the design with the metal plates I will check if all measurements are correct. Big thanks to TNT and Muirium for helping me out with these! Right now all 3D-Services I saw online charged a minimum of 200€ f...
by Lalaland124
04 Apr 2021, 09:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Siemens S 22759 keyboard - Siemens STB 21 switche
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Siemens S 22759 keyboard - Siemens STB 21 switche

Very nice board! Well you could try to trace the keyboard matrix and solder it to a Teensy or just hand solder the whole thing altogether. I'm no expert on this but there are people who already did that if you search on deskthority :)
by Lalaland124
03 Apr 2021, 19:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Teardown - Omron B2H triple-magnet clicky Hall effect switches
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Teardown - Omron B2H triple-magnet clicky Hall effect switches

Great teardown! Would be awesome to hear what the switches sound like in a proper case.
by Lalaland124
03 Apr 2021, 13:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 411
Views: 50531

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Thanks, I ended up not buying it and I'm quite happy about this decision.
by Lalaland124
03 Apr 2021, 13:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC
Replies: 45
Views: 1212

Re: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC

Awesome thanks! This will definitely be useful :)
by Lalaland124
02 Apr 2021, 18:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 411
Views: 50531

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Thanks! I also found this one: Seller says it doesn't click.. Some weird variant of Fujitsu leaf spring?
by Lalaland124
31 Mar 2021, 23:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC
Replies: 45
Views: 1212

Re: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC

wanderhoden wrote:
31 Mar 2021, 21:05
impressive stuff now i rly want a vader case to gimme gimme gimme
Heheheh

Thanks for all the feedback, I'm getting there with the model.

Just a bit of patience until I find a big a** 3d printer or service that doesn't charge like 200€ for one piece :D
by Lalaland124
31 Mar 2021, 16:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC
Replies: 45
Views: 1212

Re: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC

Of course I will try to provide you with the files, maybe I can really start a group buy depends on the quality of the case :) I pulled it out, so feel free to PM me for any measurements you need. Thanks I will! I want to see this Darth Vader upgrade come to fruition! It would indeed be cool to have...
by Lalaland124
31 Mar 2021, 13:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC
Replies: 45
Views: 1212

Re: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC

Ahhhhhh, what the hell are these guys doing? Did you at least get a refund? Just hearing this makes me physically recoil. Well now you can imagine my face when I opened the box... :oops: As of right now I don't really know, they will contact the person who shipped it first and then we will see. Is ...
by Lalaland124
31 Mar 2021, 12:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC
Replies: 45
Views: 1212

Re: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC

So the all-black one is just without the metal sheets? You can't really see it on the renders but the idea is the same with the silver one: The base is a 3d printed plastic case and on every flat side you attach a piece of metal which can basically have every colour. I will do more renders and I th...
by Lalaland124
31 Mar 2021, 09:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC
Replies: 45
Views: 1212

Re: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC

Well isn't that something :D

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by Lalaland124
31 Mar 2021, 08:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC
Replies: 45
Views: 1212

Re: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC

How will the different rectangular pieces be fitted together? "Sekundenkleber" 8-) All jokes aside, thanks for the feedback, I didn't expect people would like it so much :D I will render an all black version as well, I think this could even look better. TNT do you mean how the metal pieces will fit...
by Lalaland124
30 Mar 2021, 22:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC
Replies: 45
Views: 1212

Re: Custom Case for Zenith ZKB-7 aka Eazy PC

I just noticed some things aren't placed symmetrical - will fix that :)

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