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by Findecanor
22 May 2019, 09:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: G83-3000 "MX-ification"?
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: G83-3000 "MX-ification"?

I have modded a couple 1×1 G83 keys to fit info a G80 keyboard by cutting stems off G80 keys and gluing them into keys from the G83 keyboard. Doing this by hand, it was time-consuming and difficult to get the stems lined up correctly. I tried to not Dremel the G83 stem all the way but to leave a sha...
by Findecanor
21 May 2019, 14:16
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Found (was WTB): 9.75u Spacebar!
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: WTB: 9.5u Spacebar!

That size is not in the Wiki. The Wyse keyboards I have seen have used a 8u, 9.75u or 10u space bar.
BTW. 8u and above all use 8u stabiliser mount spacing, so if you are designing a keyboard you already have that info.
by Findecanor
21 May 2019, 01:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How about splitting the space bar, with equal-sized symmetrical halves?
Replies: 21
Views: 731

Re: How about splitting the space bar, with equal-sized symmetrical halves?

I think I would prefer this physical layout for 60%. On a 65%, there would be a proper inverse-T arrow cluster, there would be an additional Alt/Opt mirroring the left and Fn would move down. For Windows or Unix, Alt/Opt and Windows/Command could be swapped. hhkbish.jpg On Unix, the Compose key is o...
by Findecanor
19 May 2019, 21:34
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Olympia typewriter keyboard review (Mitsumi standard mechanical)
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Olympia typewriter keyboard review (Mitsumi standard mechanical)

Chyros... I wonder which switches do you like better between the:
* Tactile Mitsumi switches in the AEKII, and the
* Tactile SMK switches in your Apple Desktop Bus keyboard ?

Both are relatively rare, and I have no keyboard with either.
by Findecanor
19 May 2019, 16:47
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Retr0bright - a cautionary tale
Replies: 28
Views: 2569

Re: Retr0bright - a cautionary tale

vekter303 wrote:
19 May 2019, 16:31
I have had a look at other threads and resources. In what context did you mean better?
I was thinking especially about the use of heat instead-of, or in-addition-to UV.
One should take care with heat and ABS plastic though.
by Findecanor
19 May 2019, 06:19
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Retr0bright - a cautionary tale
Replies: 28
Views: 2569

Re: Retr0bright - a cautionary tale

Welcome to the forum! If your case is yellow only at one end then that was caused by selective exposure most likely. Retr0bright should restore the original colour of the yellowed parts. If you are successful then it should all become the original colour — not brightened past that. I think what happ...
by Findecanor
16 May 2019, 21:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mini-Review: Miya Pro Sakura 65% by Ducky/Varmilo (MX Silver variant)
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Mini-Review: Miya Pro Sakura 65% by Ducky/Varmilo (MX Silver variant)

Maybe the Space Bar noise could be improved by replacing the stabiliser-wire with a thicker one. I don't know Varmilo, but that has been a mod could be made on some other brands' keyboards. Another mod that could make a space bar more silent is using lubricant (thick, for stabilisers), but I'd try a...
by Findecanor
16 May 2019, 21:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: The "I don't know" keyboard w/ "beats me" switches
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: The "I don't know" keyboard w/ "beats me" switches

Thing that is currently on my mind; is NKRO possible? Not with that membrane. But the membrane is in two parts (rows and columns) and a middle spacer-membrane. You could perhaps construct a custom circuit board (or membrane) that replaces the bottom membrane, on which each pad leads to a diode for ...
by Findecanor
16 May 2019, 11:51
Forum: News
Topic: Kailh Sun Switch Mounted on the PCB
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Kailh Sun Switch Mounted on the PCB

A switch that delivers light more evently under a semitransparent keycap than other switches with Cherry MX keycap mount might be interesting, but I don't like it if it means that light is going to spill everywhere around it. And we know nothing about the feel. How long is the spring? In general, a ...
by Findecanor
16 May 2019, 02:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 457
Views: 33987

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

--Never mind. Please delete--
by Findecanor
15 May 2019, 17:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3545
Views: 162291

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Does anyone recognize this one? It's from a Canon AP 105 typewriter. It looks a bit like Alps semi-integrated dome but obviously the keycaps aren't alps mount. Looks like the same switch as on the Canon AP 6300 . Possibly just a variation of SMK spring-over-dome ( on the Canon S-51 ) but with SMK i...
by Findecanor
15 May 2019, 12:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: TRS-80 Model 4P
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: TRS-80 Model 4P

The keyboard itself has a 20-pin connector and no ICs, so I believe the keyboard cable carries a parallel key matrix signal and the controller resides on the motherboard. On page 7 in the manual you linked, it says that it was scanned by the CPU. All other 8-bit computers did likewise, AFAIK. The C...
by Findecanor
14 May 2019, 16:03
Forum: News
Topic: Kailh Box Switch Hot Swapping Mechanical Keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Kailh Box Switch Hot Swapping Mechanical Keyboard

It looks as if the USB port juts out an inch above the desk and pointing at an angle upwards. I'm afraid that would put unnecessary strain on the socket and cable, compared to having it on a separate board (or panel mount). Running the page through Google Translate achieves nothing — because all the...
by Findecanor
13 May 2019, 17:17
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: romer g, cherr mx or razer switches?
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: romer g, cherr mx or razer switches?

Razer switches are clones of Cherry MX switches, made by either Kailh or Greetech and branded "Razer". Razer Green = clones of Cherry MX Blue, Razer Orange = clones of Cherry MX Brown and Razer Yellow = clones of Cherry MX Speed Silver. The differences between Cherry MX, Kailh and Greetech switches...
by Findecanor
11 May 2019, 20:12
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: So what's new?
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: So what's new?

What happened in the three months you were away?
People are still using keyboards built 30 years ago :-þ
by Findecanor
11 May 2019, 11:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is it possible to mod a keycap to fit a different stem?
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Is it possible to mod a keycap to fit a different stem?

Except for the legends, are they really that much different from SA profile?

Signature Plastics does also support pad-printing, which I think is not as expensive as double-shot moulding custom legends.
by Findecanor
10 May 2019, 05:24
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Does anyone make "retro" USB mice in the style of the old, boxy ones from the 80s?
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Does anyone make "retro" USB mice in the style of the old, boxy ones from the 80s?

There might be a kit for the one-button Apple Desktop Bus Mouse II later on this year ... but that may not be old style enough.
by Findecanor
09 May 2019, 01:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help With the Rarity of this Board
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Help With a Board I Bought

Im not sure yet because i have not gotten the denture tablets but i have viewed them on a website of a pharmacy near me, it looks to be a small tube with 30 tables which im guessing means the tablets are also small, the ones i have seen being used online are big tablets in a foil packet will this m...
by Findecanor
08 May 2019, 23:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help With the Rarity of this Board
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Help With a Board I Bought

i have heard denture tablets are the best solution. is this ok to use on abs ? I have had no problems with denture tablets. There could be a small amount of hydrogen peroxide in them, but I don't think it is enough to cause damage. I find it convenient to wash, rinse and dry keycaps all together in...
by Findecanor
08 May 2019, 09:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mechanical boards that are/were made /marked towards *nix?
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Mechanical boards that are/were made /marked towards *nix?

Yes, I think a PC keyboard without Windows keys, or the legend changed to something else would classify as a Unix keyboard. Sun uses the diamond ◆ symbol on the same key that in USB is used for Windows/Command key and the Compose key is the same as the Menu key. In the mid '90s, several Unix vendors...
by Findecanor
06 May 2019, 19:06
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Getting new gaming mouse, advice???
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Getting new gaming mouse, advice???

:P The Swiftpoint Z looks a little gimmicky IMHO. I don't game much but I have heard good things about Ducky Secret, and the brand Zowie. Zowie is special in that they have a range of mice with different shapes to cater to different people. Wireless often means a heavier mouse. Many gamers instead t...
by Findecanor
05 May 2019, 17:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MY to MX
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: MY to MX

The G80-3000's matrix is probably not identical to the main matrix of the membrane in the G81-8308. Or maybe it has two membranes.

What does it look like inside? Please post pictures (and post an article in the Wiki about it)
by Findecanor
03 May 2019, 12:01
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Has anyone considered adding mouse support into something like the IRIS or Ergodox?
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Has anyone considered adding mouse support into something like the IRIS or Ergodox?

To be viable, you must have a good way to grip the mouse or provide friction against your palm. The mouse sensor and centre of gravity should preferably be right in-between those fingers that are used for gripping.
by Findecanor
03 May 2019, 11:51
Forum: Other external
Topic: tinkerBOY Macintosh pre-adb Mouse To USB Converter
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: tinkerBOY Macintosh pre-adb Mouse To USB Converter

Cool! Added to the list in the Wiki.
by Findecanor
02 May 2019, 18:35
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] A true GH/DT custom keyboard kit - What do you want to see?
Replies: 132
Views: 13406

Re: [IC] A true GH/DT custom keyboard kit - What do you want to see?

abrahamstechnology wrote:
02 May 2019, 17:34
No-frills fullsize ANSI Alps keyboard.
BTW. There is a AEK/AEKII replacement PCB project in early stages over at Geekhack.
Support for other Alps keycaps (not rotated switches under function keys), PC modifiers, and Cherry MX ( :roll:) are already planned features.
by Findecanor
02 May 2019, 14:12
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 36
Views: 1865

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

Hall effect and not capacitive sense? :-( Although a hall sensor is a discrete component that costs money and needs space, a pair of capacitive pads is so large that you would very get limited in the number of alternative key placements you could cramp into a board. Key Tronic managed to put both I...
by Findecanor
02 May 2019, 06:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help with my contribution to the keyboard community
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Need help with my contribution to the keyboard community

Cool to see a custom keyboard for the Cherry MXLP! :) Are you using Keebio's footprints or did you make your own? Doing a few quick searches, I can't find any direct info that QMK would support the TI TM4C123G however ... But that does not mean that there is none. QMK can run on top of Chibios (a ti...
by Findecanor
01 May 2019, 22:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...
Replies: 16
Views: 558

Re: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...

Let's say that we move all commands away from the Alt key (to use it exclusively as a Graph modifier) to the Ctrl and the F keys... wouldn't have that put pressure on their capacity to house commands? I don't think so. In a text prompt or document editing mode, I see little point in having two comm...
by Findecanor
01 May 2019, 17:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...
Replies: 16
Views: 558

Re: Alternate history: what the Enhanced layout could have been if...

I think the design process should have happened when the Model F AT had been designed. With only a few minor tweaks, it could have been better and the the Model M layout would not have been necessary. modelf.jpg The Escape key in the normal position. Numpad- 5 gets an additional up-arrow. That makes...
by Findecanor
27 Apr 2019, 17:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM/Lexmark Model M15
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: IBM/Lexmark Model M15

Congratulations. :) Here's an earlier discussion about its value: Does anyone know what's a good price for a used IBM Model M15? I may be able to get one, but I don't know what a good price is. :| An arm. Maybe throw in a leg as well. Kidney... i would kill for one... :lol: Maybe $600 and up, but th...

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