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by kps
07 Aug 2019, 17:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Found this absolute unit of a keyboard in a dumpster outside an old abandoned factory. And i need help identifying it!
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Re: Found this absolute unit of a keyboard in a dumpster outside an old abandoned factory. And i need help identifying i

SneakyRobb wrote:
06 Aug 2019, 21:53
Notice the ^~ key for instance. Seems to have the exact same legends.
That's just bit-paired ASCII. All it tells you is that the keyboard is later than 1967.
by kps
30 Jul 2019, 23:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3715
Views: 191451

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Crown326 wrote:
25 Jul 2019, 12:55
The Honeywell one is from a TI Explorer LISP machine.

Encased
by kps
07 Jan 2019, 23:23
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 436
Views: 19177

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Any chance of an option for macroscopic text, or do I have to break out the css editor? 🔍👓>_<
by kps
05 Jan 2019, 00:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3715
Views: 191451

RinoPog wrote: Hey my guys, recenty got sent a picture of an old terminal keyboard by the looks of it - need some help on identifying it.

This is the only pic i got, from browsing around it looks like a DEC keeb with Hi-Tek switches.
Iskra Delta Partner
by kps
31 Dec 2018, 23:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What kind of keyboard is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 903

The simpler explanation is that it came pretty much as shown out of a prop junk warehouse. If it was junk in 1985, it predates home computers, and comes from a time when nobody but writers or typists (secretaries or data entry clerks) would have any familarity with QWERTY. As part of an instrument c...
by kps
28 Nov 2018, 00:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Unpopulated sockets on a keyboard PCB
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Yeah, the data pinout on the large part matches the 27xx EPROMs.

The other part is also on the data bus and only has 4 unaccounted pins. I don't recognize it as a common shift register.
by kps
12 Nov 2018, 17:47
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What's your piece of keyboard unobanium?
Replies: 40
Views: 6134

Selectric feel, spherical caps, Kinsesis-like format.
by kps
01 Nov 2018, 21:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3715
Views: 191451

genesisx wrote: […]
found this on eBay, anyone happen to recognize it? The label fell off so couldn't ID the make of this...no photo of the back as well
ICL Model 36
by kps
12 Aug 2018, 23:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3715
Views: 191451

njm wrote: Anyone know what this one is?
One of the common styles of Apple II clone, sold under many names or none.
by kps
01 Aug 2018, 19:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3715
Views: 191451

4. foil thingy I think I spent $30 or $40 on a similar non-RCA branded keyboard like this. If you do get this one, I'd be happy to buy it as I would prefer one with the RCA label on the front. It goes with an RCA Cosmac computer from the early 80's. RCA also made videotex terminals (for connection ...
by kps
18 Jul 2018, 21:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xerox Docutech Keyboard - cleanup and (hopefully) conversion
Replies: 31
Views: 2177

Here are some of the more comical keycaps: https://i.imgur.com/us0ILkb.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/NaUPHIC.jpg These are Star keys. PROP'S is short for PROPERTIES, which brings up the property sheet (inspector) for the current selection (text, document, etc.) Similar to Mac's ⌘I, but more consistent....
by kps
15 Oct 2015, 21:17
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IZOT - Bulgarian Military Keyboard
Replies: 32
Views: 2872

rsbseb wrote: Here is what?
HERE IS
by kps
26 Sep 2015, 17:06
Forum: Gallery
Topic: heretofore undocumented Visual terminal board with SKCL browns
Replies: 24
Views: 1499

sth wrote: Compose key!!
DEC LK201-style layout, but better.
by kps
26 Aug 2015, 23:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Perfboard for keyboard key switches
Replies: 14
Views: 1541

I have made adapters for individual Cherry MX and ALPS SKC keys to 0.1 inch spacing. They allow for 0.75″ spacing by rotating successive units 90°. For the Cherry MX, a matrix diode can be installed either in the switch (through hole) or on the breakout board (surface mount); the ALPS board only has...
by kps
04 Apr 2015, 19:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Unique USB PIDs available for open-source projects
Replies: 0
Views: 412

Unique USB PIDs available for open-source projects

Of possible interest to those with input device projects: pid.codes has a VID issued before USB-IF started contractually forbidding sub-allocations, and is providing PIDs for open-source devices.
by kps
12 Nov 2014, 03:09
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15467
Views: 948882

Next round needs MOQs large enough for 7bit to buy his/her own injection molding machine.
by kps
12 Jul 2014, 17:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Macintosh Portable
Replies: 26
Views: 3889

Orange on the original (M5120), cream on the backlit version (M5126). Source: the pair in my basement.
by kps
10 Jul 2014, 21:33
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15467
Views: 948882

Muirium wrote: Also the musical numbers weren't up to much.
I agree; the Rankin-Bass version is far superior.
by kps
10 Jul 2014, 16:01
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15467
Views: 948882

BOROMIR: Well? Shall we go?
ARAGORN: Yes, let's go.
(They do not move.)
by kps
10 Jun 2014, 04:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Displaywriter -- Seeking Advice on Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 907

quantalume wrote:Maybe someone who has actually had one apart can enlighten us as to whether or not there are spare pad positions.
There's only one extra position, at the right of the space bar.
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by kps
10 Jun 2014, 03:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Displaywriter -- Seeking Advice on Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Be careful with those fly plates! Be extremely careful with the fly plates, and in fact, extremely careful if you remove the capacitive board at all. The beam springs break very easily; I lost several when I disassembled my Displaywriter keyboard to get a photo to trace out the matrix for xwhatsit'...
by kps
11 May 2014, 05:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The Lisp keyboards
Replies: 42
Views: 56970

Here is a blog post with a photo of an MIT ‘space cadet’ keyboard in an LMI (Lisp Machines, Inc.) rather than a Symbolics enclosure.
by kps
30 Apr 2014, 02:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: single switch PCBs.
Replies: 12
Views: 828

Fuck you too. Fuck you back. Get a room. Anyway, I made some switch breakouts a while ago, for MX and ALPS switches, with a few goals in mind: easy to wire together in grids with pins, allow 750 mil key spacing on standard 100 mil breadboards allow various combinations of internal/external diodes o...
by kps
28 Apr 2014, 20:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Kinesis Advantage - can't go into PC BIOS/UEFI with F2
Replies: 5
Views: 744

It likely is the fact that the keyboard is behind the built-in hub. If your BIOS has a setting for PS/2 or “legacy” keyboard support you might find that disabling that makes it work.
by kps
24 Apr 2014, 01:41
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Xerox Star low-profile keyboard
Replies: 21
Views: 1227

The successor machine, the ‘Daybreak’ Xerox 6085 / Xerox 1186, was introduced in 1985. It had a more PC-ish layout, and ALPSy key switches, including some funny skinny ones for the upper function keys.
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I'll try to get better pictures of it some time this year.
by kps
24 Apr 2014, 01:14
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Xerox Star low-profile keyboard
Replies: 21
Views: 1227

7bit wrote:the keyboard needs cleaning! :mad:
I lack patience for that, too.
photekq wrote:The keycaps are dye sublimation?
I think so.
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by kps
23 Apr 2014, 15:22
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Xerox Star low-profile keyboard
Replies: 21
Views: 1227

Forgot to point out the 1984 date codes on the controller ICs. What is your setup for this? Cloudy day outside. I don't have space or equipment to do this indoors currently. The backdrop is an old projector screen — helps a bit with fill, and nobody wants them any more, so they're dirt cheap in thri...
by kps
23 Apr 2014, 05:22
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Xerox Star low-profile keyboard
Replies: 21
Views: 1227

The controller PCB has a Cherry logo.

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