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by an_achronism
17 May 2021, 16:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet Another Bolt Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Yet Another Bolt Mod

If that's true though, then it is presumably possible that I'm right about it being caused by dirt under the flippers, right? As in, either way, it would decrease the amount of distance the flipper has to travel to cause a PCB activation. In any case, I have cleaned and dried the mat carefully, but ...
by an_achronism
17 May 2021, 00:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Availability of Soarer's converters
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Availability of Soarer's converters

Unless I'm mistaken, Soarer wrote the code, "Soarer's converters" are just any physical converter made with his code on it. And Orihalcon happens to make very high quality converters using Soarer's code. It's not like Orihalcon sells converters assembled by Soarer, if that's what you're thinking. Yo...
by an_achronism
16 May 2021, 19:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bucking Springs, worth it?
Replies: 44
Views: 1217

Re: Bucking Springs, worth it?

My media keys are mapped with Alt Gr + the cluster around the upper right corner of the main block: https://i.postimg.cc/DnFjqM7C/PXL-20210416-145054480.jpg I don't use those keys for Alt Gr combos and it means I can get media keys on any board, regardless of whether it has Windows or Fn keys or wha...
by an_achronism
16 May 2021, 01:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bucking Springs, worth it?
Replies: 44
Views: 1217

Re: Bucking Springs, worth it?

I am not saying that Unicomp makes bad keyboards, quite the contrary, but the build quality is different from IBM Model Ms. Even Lexmark Model Ms are different from IBM Model Ms and neither Lexmark nor Unicomp Model Ms are in fact bad keyboards. No, I know. My point was that their recent stuff is a...
by an_achronism
16 May 2021, 01:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bucking Springs, worth it?
Replies: 44
Views: 1217

Re: Bucking Springs, worth it?

I absolutely love my 1986 Model M. The typing feels great but it feels quite different from Cherry MX and clones. I wouldn't jump into buying one without trying it out first. Unicomp still builds Model Ms. They use the original machines to produce their modern version but the quality is not exactly...
by an_achronism
15 May 2021, 21:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bucking Springs, worth it?
Replies: 44
Views: 1217

Re: Bucking Springs, worth it?

Muirium wrote:
15 May 2021, 16:24
Thomas the mid-engine sportscar and friends!
I've had the theme tune looping in my head ever since you posted this.

I will have my revenge.
by an_achronism
15 May 2021, 21:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp, are you drunk?
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Unicomp, are you drunk?

Hahaha what the hell?!
by an_achronism
15 May 2021, 16:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bucking Springs, worth it?
Replies: 44
Views: 1217

Re: Bucking Springs, worth it?

fohat wrote:
15 May 2021, 15:54
Why bother with something useless, anyway?
Awww, lookit ees wee face...
by an_achronism
15 May 2021, 15:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bucking Springs, worth it?
Replies: 44
Views: 1217

Re: Bucking Springs, worth it?

I've been biting my tongue very hard for the purposes of not upsetting anybody in this thread but I'm quietly enjoying that the points I would have liked to make are being made anyway, with the requisite dripping sarcasm. Bless you all.
by an_achronism
15 May 2021, 15:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet Another Bolt Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Yet Another Bolt Mod

Personally, I think that a Dremel is much easier and more accurate. Use both hands, put on your Dad's reading glasses and get in there very close. Presumably you have read about being careful to preserve the alignment crescents on either side of the holes you will be drilling, and how to prepare th...
by an_achronism
15 May 2021, 05:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bucking Springs, worth it?
Replies: 44
Views: 1217

Re: Bucking Springs, worth it?

Us oldsters will remember this as the victim of a burglary (think Humphrey Bogart) catching a burglar in the act and clobbering him over the head with the receiver of a Western Electric telephone, then using the same telephone to call the police. It would add credibility to the IBM keyboard version...
by an_achronism
15 May 2021, 03:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bucking Springs, worth it?
Replies: 44
Views: 1217

Re: Bucking Springs, worth it?

I once punched a Unicomp keyboard with considerable force I'm tempted to do that right now because my right Shift seems to be a bit slow on the uptick (see what I did there?) so I keep ending up with the second letter of a capitalised word being capitalised as well. WHich gets a bit annoying. EVent...
by an_achronism
15 May 2021, 03:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4706
Views: 542640

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Hey I know the keyboard model (model m, Spanish layout) (...) My question is since I want to use it usb, what's the best way? What would you recommend? That's a terminal one so you'll want to make or buy a converter; now-absent-but-once-active user Soarer wrote code you can stick on a cheap microco...
by an_achronism
15 May 2021, 03:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet Another Bolt Mod
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: Yet Another Bolt Mod

Update: went for a handful of self-tapping 6.5 mm screws for the bottom which I'll probably put in only after I've done everything else and tested the switches, in case I have to disassemble to troubleshoot. Once I'm happy it's all fine, I'll put those in, retest, and close it up. Just waiting for t...
by an_achronism
15 May 2021, 01:48
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: [UK] Kaihua BOX switch test, borrow or buy
Replies: 31
Views: 1139

Re: [UK] Kaihua BOX switch test, borrow or buy

There are a few great RF JIS (and HHKB) boards I've seen floating about. Different space bar lengths on some. Even little 3U pieces are great, so long as they're centred. Yeah, I have no issue with small space bar. I only ever hit it very near the middle anyway, so I shouldn't ever be hitting neigh...
by an_achronism
14 May 2021, 21:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6333
Views: 939298

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

And while we were talking about it ... ... I assembled my (quasi) NOS ... only the 4704 Icon based right Shift is missing ... IMG_1447.jpeg Jealous. I'm now another $40 poorer but at least my F77 should arrive with all the right keys for me to turn it into a proper "Model 300", save for the relegen...
by an_achronism
14 May 2021, 20:15
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Does anyone else here still use ball mice?
Replies: 26
Views: 1572

Re: Does anyone else here still use ball mice?

I'm still actively using them, but in slightly unusual way. Being a trackball user, I often modify ancient models with incompatible/outdated interfaces - and ball mice are excellent source of controllers having quadrature inputs! :D This is the only convincing argument I've ever seen for buying rol...
by an_achronism
14 May 2021, 19:54
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6333
Views: 939298

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

Ellipse wrote:
14 May 2021, 18:47
an_achronism yes feel free to note "1.25 PD3 key instead of larger PD3 key"
Brilliant, thank you very much for doing that.
by an_achronism
14 May 2021, 17:18
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6333
Views: 939298

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

ok I have added the 1.25 PD3 key - OK to order. Oof, excellent! Can I stick a note on a 4704 key set to do the set with that key instead of the ANSI one, perhaps? (Point being, if it has to be ordered in isolation on top of the standard 4704 set then I'll just end up with an ANSI Enter sized key I ...
by an_achronism
14 May 2021, 16:51
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: [UK] Kaihua BOX switch test, borrow or buy
Replies: 31
Views: 1139

Re: [UK] Kaihua BOX switch test, borrow or buy

I hear you. Topre's weakness isn't so much the price—though that hurts!—but the lack of options. It's a much smaller ecosystem—really just a single manufacturer—than the ever expanding world of MX. The cynic in me, having worked in tech sales for more years than I'd care to admit, would say that th...
by an_achronism
14 May 2021, 16:26
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Does anyone else here still use ball mice?
Replies: 26
Views: 1572

Re: Does anyone else here still use ball mice?

Only one I ever (very occasionally) use is a vintage Apple ADB mouse, when I'm playing around with a truly ancient Mac. It's… definitely retro. But not an objective improvement over modern stuff, the way vintage keyboards almost always are. Aye, exactly. I've stopped myself from buying a bunch of t...
by an_achronism
14 May 2021, 16:16
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6333
Views: 939298

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

Is there a quick fix to straighten out the Ctrl & Alt keys? All the other keys sit nice and straight. https://i.imgur.com/zeeK4yYl.jpg Are the barrels sitting squint or something? I suppose you could attempt to rotate them without taking the thing apart, but it might be finicky and they might end u...
by an_achronism
14 May 2021, 15:12
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: [UK] Kaihua BOX switch test, borrow or buy
Replies: 31
Views: 1139

Re: [UK] Kaihua BOX switch test, borrow or buy

See, layout auto-disqualifies HHKB by default for me, 'cause I'm simply not going to use anything with so few keys and nothing resembling a num pad block. RealForce R2 with the Japanese layout is probably the most realistic option for me, but it's just too damn expensive. If I had that cash I'd be s...
by an_achronism
14 May 2021, 15:00
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6333
Views: 939298

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

I prefer PD 2 . Best key on my HHKish. Think it came with the weird little PD 3 as well, originally. Aye, here we are . Stop flexing at me, you (f)ANSI bastard! I only specified PD 3 because it's the only one that isn't offered in the correct key size. It should be a 1.25U key, but because the boar...
by an_achronism
14 May 2021, 14:19
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: [UK] Kaihua BOX switch test, borrow or buy
Replies: 31
Views: 1139

Re: [UK] Kaihua BOX switch test, borrow or buy

I feel like the click sound off the BOX Navy is pretty nice tbh, just not so keen on the rattly click jacket ones and the BOX White etc. with lighter click bar are relatively high frequency too. The Jade might have been ideal in theory but I hate that delayed upstroke where it sort of sticks on the ...
by an_achronism
14 May 2021, 13:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6333
Views: 939298

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

Totally agree. I have an unfinished project to create the perfect imitation of the original F77 as well. I have the keys and beige keyboard already - just need to find the time to work on it... IMG_1445.jpeg Aaaaaah, I want that PD 3 key dangit! Hahah. I would've ordered one if it was listed as ava...
by an_achronism
14 May 2021, 13:41
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: [UK] Kaihua BOX switch test, borrow or buy
Replies: 31
Views: 1139

Re: [UK] Kaihua BOX switch test, borrow or buy

Nope. It's capacitative, like Model F. Just look at the sense pads on the PCB . Topre triggers nice and early in the stroke as a result. It's no ordinary dome. You should also just feel how frictionless the sliders are. Superb, right out the box. Oh sure, I knew it was capacitive, but I still expec...
by an_achronism
14 May 2021, 13:13
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6333
Views: 939298

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

Thinking about the same... I have seen two videos about the red cases so far and I must say ... there is a chance, I spend the money on it ;) I just would love to see a red case with dark gray keys... I do love the red, but I wanted mine to be as true to the original design as possible. I actually ...
by an_achronism
14 May 2021, 13:04
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: [UK] Kaihua BOX switch test, borrow or buy
Replies: 31
Views: 1139

Re: [UK] Kaihua BOX switch test, borrow or buy

Wannabe contrarian bastard discovers The Ancient Wisdom Was True All Along. The horror, the horror! Accurate Defo try Topre. It's the only keyboard variety I don't automatically bottom out on either. Absolutely a thing unto itself. Shows what I know, I thought with Topre being a variety of rubber d...
by an_achronism
14 May 2021, 00:57
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: [UK] Kaihua BOX switch test, borrow or buy
Replies: 31
Views: 1139

Re: [UK] Kaihua BOX switch test, borrow or buy

Glad you've both had some nerdy fun :lol: Well I have good news and bad news for you. The good news is that when I describe the HP switch as a blag Holy Panda, I meant that it's a cheap Chinese clone. Feker make them. Sometimes they're listed as Holy Pandas on eBay, Ali Express, etc. but more and m...

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