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by Hypersphere
Yesterday, 21:31
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tokyo60 v1 HHKB-like Keyboard Kit
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Tokyo60 v1 HHKB-like Keyboard Kit

@cookie: The 67g Zeal switches actually feel rather light to me. Zeal's numbers refer to bottom-out force rather than actuation force. The actuation force is much less, although I have not yet seen any force-diplacement curves for their switches.
by Hypersphere
Yesterday, 20:54
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22070
Views: 981260

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Hypersphere has a remapped XT he likes to show off. Perhaps he’ll provide a pic. (Beetlejuice… Beetlejuice…) My first mech was an XT. So I do have a certain fondness for them. But they are just so weird. Mine taught me how to use the HHKB navigation layer, which I’m thankful for as I use that so mu...
by Hypersphere
Yesterday, 20:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Daskeyboard Pro 4 and Matias Tactile Pro with Bouncing Issues
Replies: 63
Views: 1056

Re: Daskeyboard Pro 4 and Matias Tactile Pro with Bouncing Issues

Maybe it's like doing lab experiments. You don't learn anything if the experiment works, but if it fails, you have to figure out why, and from this you gain knowledge and understanding. However, when it comes to commercial products, such as keyboards, I would expect the company to have done the expe...
by Hypersphere
Yesterday, 19:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cleaning a plate without removing switches
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Cleaning a plate without removing switches

Thanks for the Datavac tip. I've sometimes used canned air, and I've considered a strong blower such as a Datavac, but I've been concerned about strong blasts of air possibly disrupting inner switch parts or blowing dust into them. Now that I see that others have gotten good results, I will give it ...
by Hypersphere
Yesterday, 19:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: REALFORCE R2 "PFU Limited Edition" impressions thread
Replies: 39
Views: 2766

Re: REALFORCE R2 "PFU Limited Edition" impressions thread

Here's my review of the RF R2 TKL PFU Edition Black Keyboard: The Realforce TKL R2 PFU Limited Edition black on black US ANSI layout keyboard with 45g Topre switches has all the bells and whistles, including actuation point control (APC), NKRO, silencing, and a host of functions accessed by Fn key c...
by Hypersphere
Yesterday, 17:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Help] Ways to make a cheap case feel/sound more sturdy?
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: [Help] Ways to make a cheap case feel/sound more sturdy?

All the above are excellent suggestions. I especially favor the "art foam" or "craft foam" available from Michael's and probably other online sources. It is inexpensive and very easy to work with. I use light colors so that I can draw cutting guides with a ballpoint pen. It cuts easily with scissors...
by Hypersphere
Yesterday, 17:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cleaning a plate without removing switches
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Cleaning a plate without removing switches

@Engicoder: Thanks for the tip about foam swabs. I didn't know these existed. They look like an excellent alternative to cotton swabs. With cotton, you do need to be careful not to leave cotton fibers behind. I will add the foam swabs to my arsenal of weapons for attacking dirt on used keyboards. In...
by Hypersphere
Yesterday, 15:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Add honing bumps/pips to F and J keycaps?
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Add honing bumps/pips to F and J keycaps?

The Pingmaster caps are so beautiful, I would not want to make any irreversible alterations to them. I'd be inclined to do without any sort of homing keys. For example, my IBM model F boards do not have homing keys. Likewise, I've replaced the caps on many of my Alps-switch boards with caps from IBM...
by Hypersphere
Yesterday, 15:34
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Tokyo60 v1 HHKB-like Keyboard Kit
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Re: Tokyo60 v1 HHKB-like Keyboard Kit

Usually, I do not like Cherry mx or its clones. However, I like the Zilent 67g switches. Moreover, I have recently received a sample of several types of ZealPC switches, including an assortment of the new v2 Zilents. The v2 Zilents have a more pronounced tactility than the v1 switches. They are also...
by Hypersphere
Yesterday, 00:09
Forum: eBay
Topic: Northgate Omnikey 101
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Northgate Omnikey 101

The plate on that Omnikey 101 appears to be in rather good shape. Might be worth the gamble that the switches are likewise in good shape. The Omnikey 101 is one of my all-time favorite keyboards. They are very easy to refurbish and convert to USB if you are so inclined. There is ample room inside th...
by Hypersphere
Yesterday, 00:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cleaning a plate without removing switches
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Cleaning a plate without removing switches

Not a dumb question at all. What I do is as follows: + Remove keycaps and stabilizers. + Depending on their condition, you might want to remove the stabilizer clips and stabilzer barrels as well. + Remove plate-pcb-switches assembly from case. + Clean case components separately by soaking in mild de...
by Hypersphere
15 Jan 2019, 16:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Hua-Jie Ivory (AK-CN2 Alps clones)
Replies: 36
Views: 1291

Re: Hua-Jie Ivory (AK-CN2 Alps clones)

I am very sorry to see this news. One of the few times I was disappointed to receive a refund! KBP has said that they will be sending me a prototype V60 with Hua-Jie ivory switches. When I receive this and have the chance to test it, I will post my impressions on DT. If KBP decides to issue a V60 wi...
by Hypersphere
14 Jan 2019, 19:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 2852
Views: 91000

Re: Alps Appreciation

also would like to note that for some reason two of my omnikeys sound different despite both being omnikey 101s with short switchplate white alps I had a similar experience. The newer one sounded worse than the older one. It turns out that the newer one had "bamboo" switches (no slits in the top ho...
by Hypersphere
14 Jan 2019, 18:17
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Hua-Jie Ivory (AK-CN2 Alps clones)
Replies: 36
Views: 1291

Re: Hua-Jie Ivory (AK-CN2 Alps clones)

C'mon folks! Please help with furthering the cause of Alps in our time!
by Hypersphere
14 Jan 2019, 16:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3291
Views: 120539

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Thanks for the info! (Franklin F&F).
by Hypersphere
14 Jan 2019, 15:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3291
Views: 120539

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

What are the switches in a Franklin Ace PC-8000 computer keyboard?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/333011957539?ul_noapp=true

Here is a pic of the switch stem and underside keycap:
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by Hypersphere
14 Jan 2019, 13:27
Forum: Product news
Topic: Realforce R2 TKL Models Releasing 14th March, 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3485

Re: Realforce R2 TKL Models Releasing 14th March, 2018

My RF TKL R2 PFU Limited Edition keyboard arrived last night. I unboxed it this morning. I got the black on black version, US ANSI layout, all 45g switches. It has all the bells and whistles, including actuation point control (APC), NKRO, silencing, and a host of functions accessed by Fn key combina...
by Hypersphere
13 Jan 2019, 23:54
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular keyboard opinions
Replies: 88
Views: 2114

Re: Unpopular keyboard opinions

My unpopular opinion: Caps lock is superior to the shift key for changing the cases of alphas. #1 it's in a more ideal row than shift allowing easier access for my pinky #2 I you don't have to 'hold down' caps lock like shift, you just toggle it But of course #1 is why you replace CapsLock with Ctr...
by Hypersphere
13 Jan 2019, 21:22
Forum: Other news
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1669
Views: 63317

Re: Stuff you just bought

Nicely done! Before I got going strong with mechanical keyboards, I bought several Model M boards from Clickykeyboards for my lab. I didn't know that he did some customization!
by Hypersphere
13 Jan 2019, 20:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need Help with QMK, MagicForce MF68 Oddball Rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: Need Help with QMK, MagicForce MF68 Oddball Rebuild

If you haven't done so already, I'd suggest checking QMK on GitHub and Geekhack. In addition, search Google for pin assignments for the Teensy and your keyboard. You might also check TMK as a potential alternative to QMK. I'd also suggest posting your code within your DT post using the code display ...
by Hypersphere
13 Jan 2019, 17:42
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 286
Views: 5654

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Yep, sorry to say I'm mostly using Windows these days (even on my Macs). I also use linux -- haven't tried DT on linux yet. Will give it a go and let you know if I see any issues. FWIW, I mostly use Google Chrome on both Windows and linux, and my displays are 2560x1440 and 1920x1200. Here's a screen...
by Hypersphere
13 Jan 2019, 17:11
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 286
Views: 5654

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

matt3o wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 17:05
#2 would you mind taking a screenshot? because I can't really say they are not readable
Certainly!

Please see attached. Thanks!
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by Hypersphere
13 Jan 2019, 17:03
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 286
Views: 5654

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

1. Still don't like the font on the DT logo. The broken "D" is not so bad, but the broken "T" looks very strange.

2. The font on the numbers on Private Messages can be hard to read for some numbers. For example, "6" looks like "5".

Thanks!
by Hypersphere
13 Jan 2019, 16:32
Forum: Product news
Topic: Tai-Hao Olivette in Alps mount may return!
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re:

I hope they also add things like 6u & 7u spacebar, 1.5u Alt & Ctrl, 1.75u right shift, etc to the set. Indeed. You would think they might realize that many of those interested in Alps keycaps would be installing them on vintage boards. However, there is quite a variety of keycaps when considering t...
by Hypersphere
12 Jan 2019, 23:48
Forum: Photos & videos
Topic: Leading Edge DC-2014 Typing Sounds
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Leading Edge DC-2014 Typing Sounds

Here is my latest keyboard project, a Leading Edge DC-2014 with SKCM blue Alps switches. MODIFICATIONS : Spacebar switch : Replaced slider, spring, and click leaf with corresponding parts from a Matias Quiet switch. Lube : Super Lube 21010 synthetic grease on all stabilizers and on flip-out feet hin...
by Hypersphere
12 Jan 2019, 23:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What's your favorite keycaps?
Replies: 22
Views: 448

Re: What's your favorite keycaps?

It may sound like a pathetic cop-out, but IBM's concept of M/F stems + caps with everything in the same profile is profoundly efficient and elegant. Came to say this, but I disagree on it being a pathetic cop-out. IBM F/M stems+caps allow for such level of freedom in the layout rearrangements that ...
by Hypersphere
12 Jan 2019, 17:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What's your favorite keycaps?
Replies: 22
Views: 448

Re: What's your favorite keycaps?

Interesting question, but difficult to answer. This is like asking "What's your favorite [movie, book, song, ... ]. It depends on many things, including your mood and the task at hand. There are many variables to consider with keycaps: + Switch/stem type, e.g., Topre, Alps, IBM BS, Cherry, other. + ...
by Hypersphere
12 Jan 2019, 14:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What's your favorite keycaps?
Replies: 22
Views: 448

Re: What's your favorite keycaps?

There's nothing pathetic about efficiency and elegance, especially when combined!
by Hypersphere
12 Jan 2019, 00:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 2852
Views: 91000

Re: Re:

I'm sorry if this is a question that comes up a lot, but is there a big difference between NOS Alps and 'reasonable condition then cleaned' Alps feel? I have been increasingly hyped to get a board after seeing Chyrosran's reviews, but I have this nagging fear that I'll be underwhelmed and end up al...
by Hypersphere
11 Jan 2019, 00:41
Forum: Product news
Topic: Realforce R2 TKL Models Releasing 14th March, 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3485

Re: Realforce R2 TKL Models Releasing 14th March, 2018

@Muirium: You need the RF Shetland version.

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