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by Techno Trousers
22 May 2019, 04:24
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 7 / ALGOL-style / Deadline 2018-11-30
Replies: 964
Views: 93351

Re: Round 7 / ALGOL-style / Deadline 2018-11-30

Wow, I've been away from this thread for what seems like forever, and I come back here to...nothing? I don't want a rebate, I'd just like the GB to move forward for some violettcream goodness.
by Techno Trousers
17 May 2019, 21:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 102884

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Both hands above the desk, Techno Trousers. ;) Ha ha! I deserve that, but aren't we all here because we like touching stuff? So I snagged a set of flippers and springs from Ellipse's project on eBay. Probably rejects, but I got them for $0.50, so... If I can find a set of equally cheap barrels, I'l...
by Techno Trousers
17 May 2019, 06:01
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 102884

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

What are you guys most looking forward to doing when you get your Mara? I want to assemble my own, so I imagine unboxing them from the custom shipping/storage boxes, and laying out all the individual parts. Then putting together the first SSK: turning the satisfying torx screws, applying the sticker...
by Techno Trousers
06 Apr 2019, 02:22
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 102884

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Since no one has weighed in on the "stock" CommonSense default bonus function layer configuration... I would personally like to have the right side extra "Windows" key location between Alt and Ctrl mapped to a Fn type key, and the default layer for that could have media keys in the following locatio...
by Techno Trousers
26 Mar 2019, 04:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 102884

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

To recap: 1. The new barrel and flipper combo will work together in any F, new or original. 2. The new flipper will work in a new or original barrel. 3. An original flipper will NOT work in a new barrel. Moral of the story: to repair or replace the switch parts in an original F, you MUST buy at leas...
by Techno Trousers
22 Mar 2019, 16:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 102884

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Upside with everything we are talking about, we could take a legacy barrel/flipper and machine them down to try it. Duh, of course! That would be a simple way to make a proof of concept. I like the idea of having a few to make the rounds. I have an Orihalcon model F keychain, so I could send that a...
by Techno Trousers
22 Mar 2019, 05:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 102884

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

I've really missed this interchange of ideas. Again, a heartfelt welcome back LL. I really like the idea of a modernized version of the F switch mechanism that can work in a curved or flat orientation. The thing I'm wondering, though, is if shortening the pivot plate might change the amount of sprin...
by Techno Trousers
15 Mar 2019, 06:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 102884

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

9/9/19 sounds like a great day to do a big run of cold rolled steel. Really looking forward to this, lot_lizard! End game keyboards are near. I've been on the fence about ordering a couple of full keysets from that other F project; maybe a Mopar blue and dark gray set to mix and match. I'm thinking ...
by Techno Trousers
25 Jan 2019, 20:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 102884

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Lot_lizard, it's been a few weeks. How are you doing on the catch-up? Do you have plans yet for moving forward with Mara?

If there's any way I can help, I'm happy to mix in.
by Techno Trousers
19 Jan 2019, 04:21
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: IBM Wheelwriter YU Cyrillic Dyesub Keycaps
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: IBM Wheelwriter YU Cyrillic Dyesub Keycaps

Those are really nice. I'm not in Europe, but I probably would have tried to trade anyway if they were in the standard RU Cyrillic layout. Good luck with the trade!
by Techno Trousers
16 Jan 2019, 15:48
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 391
Views: 14951

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Apologies if this has already been asked and answered. I've been primarily interacting with Deskthority via Tapatalk for the last few years, mainly for convenience and consistency with other forums, but especially for the timely push notifications. It's now completely broken as of the latest changes...
by Techno Trousers
12 Jan 2019, 03:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 102884

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

For those without cases, maybe the Model MF curved assembly could be mounted to a metal "frame" and left exposed? It would look pretty badass as a naked keyboard.
by Techno Trousers
12 Jan 2019, 03:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 102884

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

OMG. Welcome back, Lot Lizard! Looks like I was only off by 365 days and 2019 is going to be the MF'n year! I expect demand to be perhaps slightly higher than it was, given the prices F-122s have been commanding, though as always the limiting factor is availability of the "switches." I'm glad I kept...
by Techno Trousers
04 Jan 2019, 23:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 2753

Re: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.

I'd be fine with clamping a flat PCB between F-122 plates and heating it with a hot air gun or hair dryer until it takes on the curve. IIRC, that's what I$ did for the original FSSK.

The problem with strips are the interconnects between them. Lots of potential points of failure there.
by Techno Trousers
04 Jan 2019, 17:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 2753

Re: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.

I've got a few hundred flippers and barrels, so please someone make it so! Would it help if I begged? :D
by Techno Trousers
04 Jan 2019, 06:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 2753

Re: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.

Flippers in a regular model F are bouncing off the PCB and underside of the barrel, so I don't think there's any difference here. If anything the sound should be louder and crisper without foam surrounding the barrels and deadening the sound.
by Techno Trousers
04 Jan 2019, 04:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 2753

Re: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.

XMIT wrote:...I'm looking at this and thinking about how a five axis mill would be able to countersink Model F parts into a curved machined surface. Very nice work.
Now you're talking: a full TKL model F SSK. {Drool}
by Techno Trousers
04 Jan 2019, 02:17
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 2753

Re: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.

__red__ wrote:
Hypersphere wrote: Could we get a typing video with sound?
After the kid goes to bed.
Be sure to put some cotton in his or her ears. ;p
by Techno Trousers
03 Jan 2019, 23:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 2753

Re: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.

This is a truly wonderful project. I was fortunate to take a look at and tear down his earlier (non-functional) prototype, and this final product is truly light years beyond that one. I'm so impressed by all the little touches, like the countersunk barrels.

Great job, wcass!
by Techno Trousers
29 Dec 2018, 18:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Anyone in Italy? Go rescue those beams man!
Replies: 41
Views: 2109

Re: Anyone in Italy? Go rescue those beams man!

Crazy that everything was just abandoned like that. Computer equipment in those days was incredibly expensive. Why didn't they sell it? Makes me think the building owner just locked the company out and it got stuck in some kind of stalemate.
by Techno Trousers
28 Dec 2018, 05:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Blue Cube PS/2 Adapters
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Blue Cube PS/2 Adapters

Hmm. Time to dig out my backup blue cubes and put them up on eBay, I guess. Funny.
by Techno Trousers
24 Dec 2018, 23:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Die Hard keyboards!
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Die Hard keyboards!

I definitely see a curve to the rows in that picture. Holding the picture sideways helps to see it.
by Techno Trousers
21 Dec 2018, 04:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: *help out a Noob*May i USe This iBMs Model M on my Desktop computer?
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: *help out a Noob*May i USe This iBMs Model M on my Desktop computer?

Almost always, the two tone F keys like these means it a PC model. F keys on the terminal models are all gray.

However, zooming in I can see that the markings on the keys are for terminal use, so you'd most likely need a Soarer's converter to use them with a PC.
by Techno Trousers
12 Dec 2018, 04:52
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22489
Views: 1159437

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

So pretty. I regret missing out on the SA Dasher/Dancer GB.
by Techno Trousers
04 Dec 2018, 01:28
Forum: For sale
Topic: Model F spare springs, flippers, keycaps and barrels
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Model F spare springs, flippers, keycaps and barrels

What kind of price are you looking to get? And are the barrels and caps XT or AT or...?
by Techno Trousers
04 Dec 2018, 00:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: FSSK v1.00 - Installation & Users Manual
Replies: 170
Views: 12797

Re: FSSK v1.00 - Installation & Users Manual

There's an interest check running now for FSSK PCBs. Not sure when the GB will kick off, but anyone interested should register.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96977.0
by Techno Trousers
28 Nov 2018, 00:38
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Xiang Ming KSB Alps Clone Switches
Replies: 15
Views: 1149

Re: [IC] Xiang Ming KSB Alps Clone Switches

"Significantly stiffer" than white Alps sounds a little scary to me.
by Techno Trousers
20 Nov 2018, 15:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Question for IBM Selectric enthusiasts about keys
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Question for IBM Selectric enthusiasts about keys

After watching Chyros' video on the crazy complex analog internals of the Selectric symbol selection mechanism, I can't even imagine trying to do something like this. Are you saying that all the pushrods, etc. have been removed and replaced with something else? This should be a really interesting te...
by Techno Trousers
20 Nov 2018, 05:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Terminal IBM Model M Usability ?? 1392595
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Terminal IBM Model M Usability ??

Your absolute plug-and-play simple method would be to reach out to Orihalcon and buy one of his Soarers converter cables. He has versions to fit any of the IBM terminal cable connectors. Just connect it between the end of your keyboard's existing cable and your computer.
by Techno Trousers
19 Oct 2018, 18:42
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Restored Dell AT101w
Replies: 35
Views: 1433

Re: Restored Dell AT101w

Myoth wrote: I don't understand, it doesn't mean I'm restricting him from doing whatever he likes ....
You don't understand that going out of your way to say that you wouldn't even pay shipping for a keyboard like this is insulting and elitist?

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