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by Hypersphere
16 Aug 2020, 00:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3599
Views: 274944

Re: Alps Appreciation

@//gainsborough: Back in 2016, I discovered a Leading Edge DC-3014 that had white Alps switches. It seems to have been stock and not Frankenswitched. @Chyros: Agree! I also like the DC-2014 -- I like the form factor and general aesthetic, but I have some trouble typing on its particular layout. Here...
by Hypersphere
15 Aug 2020, 23:50
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5567
Views: 690605

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

Does anyone here know where to find stepped 1.5u Ctrl/Alt keys, like in this picture? https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/DSC_6527.jpg I have mine ordered from Unicomp Likewise, I got some of these from Unicomp. I got unprinted, but I think they have printed or unprinted in v...
by Hypersphere
13 Aug 2020, 00:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Soarer's Converter and a KVM Switch
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Soarer's Converter and a KVM Switch

@Coeus: I've been using an Iogear 4-port KVM swtich to switch among 3 computers (2 running Linux; one running Windows) sharing a keyboard and mouse. I use only K, M, and audio switching; I don't use video switching. I have a triple-monitor setup with the computers connected in such a way as to permi...
by Hypersphere
12 Aug 2020, 23:56
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: What gaming mice work with linux?
Replies: 6
Views: 6961

Re: What gaming mice work with linux?

I also agree with davkol. In addition, I have used various other gaming mice for years on my setup that includes a mix of Linux, Windows, and Mac computers sharing a keyboard and mouse. I don't game, and so I am indifferent to any gaming features that might require drivers or other software for Linu...
by Hypersphere
12 Aug 2020, 23:41
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5567
Views: 690605

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

@Gurbsordidity: I mentioned in a fairly recent post that the medium-size plexiglass "roofs" formerly sold by the now-defunct Elite Keyboard company fit perfectly on a F62 standard-case keyboard. I think that the full-size covers might fit the standard-case F77, but I have not tried this. @darkcruix:...
by Hypersphere
09 Aug 2020, 18:07
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5567
Views: 690605

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

I agree with darkcruix. Both free speech and free enterprise ought to be supported here. Moreover, I would also make a plea for exercising civility -- i.e., common courtesy.
by Hypersphere
07 Aug 2020, 01:11
Forum: For sale
Topic: [SOLD] NOS Zenith Z150
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Re: [FS] NOS Zenith Z150

I must say, the Zenith black labels are beautiful boards. If only they had a US ANSI enter with a full-size backslash (which I like to remap as backspace). I've click-modded mine and installed a Teensy (which you apparently don't need on your board). Best wishes for a smooth sale. Someone is going t...
by Hypersphere
07 Aug 2020, 00:55
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5567
Views: 690605

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

@Scarpia: Sorry that the new Model F keyboard has ruined Topre for you. My own experience in going back and forth between Topre (HHKB Pro Hybrid Type-S) and my F62 has been different. After using my F62 continuously for many days, today I had a confernce call during which I needed to type notes, so ...
by Hypersphere
03 Aug 2020, 14:29
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [SORTED] CM Storm QuickFire Rapid keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: [SORTED] CM Storm QuickFire Rapid keyboard

@phinix: Bravo! Excellent score. Although I am not a fan of Cherry mx, I think the CM Quickfire series was rather good -- a very sold board. Moreover, there are drop-in programmable controllers available such as the Frosty Flake. It's unfortunate that CM stopped producing the original QF boards, but...
by Hypersphere
03 Aug 2020, 00:01
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [SORTED] CM Storm QuickFire Rapid keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid keyboard

I saw a QF Rapid and a QF Stealth recently on eBay (US) for quite reasonable prices, considering that these keyboards have apparently been discontinued and all the vendors I've looked at are sold out. Shipping to the UK along with the import tax might add quite a lot to the cost, however.
by Hypersphere
02 Aug 2020, 16:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2146
Views: 174345

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

@SneakyRobb: The shape of the flipper looks good. However, does it have capactitive properties? The model F flippers have either carbon black or short carbon fibers added to the plastic to impart electrical capacitance. Have you added either of these ingredients to your resin?
by Hypersphere
01 Aug 2020, 01:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Good Case Acoustics for Alps Boards?
Replies: 8
Views: 1492

Re: Good Case Acoustics for Alps Boards?

@SneakyRobb: I agree!

Imagine playing your keyboard in this room:

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Of course, it's the inside of a violin. I've often thought it would be good to create a keyboard case with a resonating chamber and a moveable sound post, like that found inside a violin, for tuning the acoustics.
by Hypersphere
29 Jul 2020, 23:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Good Case Acoustics for Alps Boards?
Replies: 8
Views: 1492

Re: Good Case Acoustics for Alps Boards?

The cheapo plastic case might actually give you the best acoustics. CNC aluminum looks nice and it gives heft to the board that many people like, but I think metal cases are overrated. I value acoustics over mere poundage (although I am typing this on my new F62, which has a cast zinc-alloy case tha...
by Hypersphere
28 Jul 2020, 22:33
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5567
Views: 690605

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

@Ellipse: Yes, I think that it would be good to go with QMK. However, I have not been back to the QMK beta GUI; for my second F62 setup, I simply flashed the chip with my previously configured hex file. In addition, I have not tested QMK with solenoids, buzzers, and Lock LEDs -- I do not have any of...
by Hypersphere
27 Jul 2020, 22:38
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5567
Views: 690605

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

@darkcruix: Thank you again. @Ellipse: Another vote for QMK. For my second F62 setup, I went straight to QMK beta and flashed the chip with my previously configured hex file. No fiddling with current thresholds; everything was immediately ready to go. I've also experienced no spurious keypresses or ...
by Hypersphere
27 Jul 2020, 21:55
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5567
Views: 690605

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

@Ellipse: Thanks for the explanation. I like the font on my original IBM XT keys. The custom font reminds me of the font on the IBM P70. The keyboard on this luggable used SKCP Alps switches and the keycaps were very thin. The font had a bolded look compared to that on the IBM XT keyboard. It appear...
by Hypersphere
27 Jul 2020, 21:12
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5567
Views: 690605

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

Thanks, @darkcruix! Your photos confirm what my poor eyesight was telling me.

However, the thick font on the new key doesn't look like dye bleed to me. It seems too consistent. It's as if they were using bold face or some heavier variant of Helvetica.
by Hypersphere
27 Jul 2020, 20:33
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5567
Views: 690605

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

Yep, the legends are too close to the top, and horizontal placement is inconsistent. The weighting of the typeface also seems too heavy. I am looking at the legends on my IBM XT keys, and they appear to be thinner.
by Hypersphere
27 Jul 2020, 19:37
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3050
Views: 343790

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

@funkmon: Even the F62 has two superfluous keys, but the F107 is beyond the pale (although at least it stopped before going all the way to 122). I do, however, like the look of widescreen-format keyboards (and I have to admit that I have an F107 in my collection, waiting to be restored and converted...
by Hypersphere
27 Jul 2020, 19:12
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5567
Views: 690605

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

Feet : Here is a pic of the self-adhesive feet that I attached to my F62: feet2a.jpg The front corners have small hemispherical bumpers. The rear corners have conical bumpers. I like the cone-shaped feet, because you can get the desired height with a smaller base than would be the case with hemisph...
by Hypersphere
27 Jul 2020, 15:22
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2146
Views: 174345

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

SneakyRobb wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 01:14
zrrion wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 03:19
The benefit of starting a new thread is you can actually update the OP with the progress of the project, can't do that in someone else's thread
fair point
I would be okay either way. The important thing is that the project gets continued.
by Hypersphere
27 Jul 2020, 14:44
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5567
Views: 690605

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

My current keyboard has a usb-b mount and I usually detach it at least once a day, so I guess I'm gonna have to install a panel mount as well. Thanks for the guide! You are very welcome! Although the guide describes installation of a USB-C connector, the general procedure could be adapted for other...
by Hypersphere
27 Jul 2020, 13:09
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5567
Views: 690605

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

Does the classic case not have a detachable cable? The store page said the cable was replaceable via a USB-C port, but is that on the inside of the case? If so then I'll probably have to do the same mod once mine arrives. No, the classic case does not have a cable that is detachable from outside th...
by Hypersphere
27 Jul 2020, 01:03
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5567
Views: 690605

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

@rgleas: You've summed up quite nicely why the HHKB form factor and layout is so highly praised... The F62 in the HHKB configuration has what I regard as the ideal form factor and layout served up in a heavy-duty package with arguably the best-ever clicky switches. For those who have transitioned f...
by Hypersphere
26 Jul 2020, 22:08
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5567
Views: 690605

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

USB-C Panel-Mount Connector Installed in my newest Ellipse F62 Keyboard: For those who might be interested in installing a panel-mount USB-C connector in your standard-case F62 or F77 keyboards, I have posted an easy method with some pics in a new thread in the Workshop Section of DT: https://deskt...
by Hypersphere
26 Jul 2020, 22:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: USB-C Panel-Mount Connector for F62 Keyboard
Replies: 0
Views: 885

USB-C Panel-Mount Connector for F62 Keyboard

This weekend, I set up my second new Ellipse F62 keyboard and installed a USB-C panel-mount connector. I promised to show some pics, so here they are: cutout1a.jpg The cutout involved drilling two holes for the mounting screws and using small hand files to enlarge the rectangular opening that was al...
by Hypersphere
26 Jul 2020, 21:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I visited Unicomp a couple days ago, typed on their new Mini M, and asked them some community questions. *long*
Replies: 61
Views: 4892

Re: I visited Unicomp a couple days ago, typed on their new Mini M, and asked them some community questions. *long*

gianni wrote:
26 Jul 2020, 17:16
Obviously, hypersphere :-) you agree because that's what you wrote some time ago :-D I found it by chance. I just made the quote more clear
Va bene! :-)
by Hypersphere
26 Jul 2020, 16:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I visited Unicomp a couple days ago, typed on their new Mini M, and asked them some community questions. *long*
Replies: 61
Views: 4892

Re: I visited Unicomp a couple days ago, typed on their new Mini M, and asked them some community questions. *long*

@gianni: I definitely agree with your qualitative assessment of the sound and feel of Model F vs. Model M switches: "The F feels more precise with a sharp metallic click; the M feels raspy with more of a plastic on plastic sound." This is exactly how I would sum up my impressions of the two switch t...
by Hypersphere
26 Jul 2020, 15:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I visited Unicomp a couple days ago, typed on their new Mini M, and asked them some community questions. *long*
Replies: 61
Views: 4892

Re: I visited Unicomp a couple days ago, typed on their new Mini M, and asked them some community questions. *long*

Here are the closest quantitative comparisons I could find between Model M and Model F switches with respect to peak actuation force and total energy (area under the force-displacement curve). These were each measured by HaaTa: IBM_M.png IBM_FAT.png According to these measurements, the peak actuatio...
by Hypersphere
25 Jul 2020, 23:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2146
Views: 174345

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

kmnov2017 wrote:
25 Jul 2020, 22:24
I don't seen a reason why we don't continue the topic here. It's still very much relevant to the original intent of the project. If lot_lizard isn't coming back, we might as well try keep this project going...
I agree!

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