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by Monster-Toys
25 Jun 2019, 16:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Short Travel Cherry M8?
Replies: 0
Views: 139

Short Travel Cherry M8?

I bought a spare board for an Epson PX-8 that is supposed to have tactile Cherry (Hirose?) M8. As far as i can tell, it does (the tactile bump is not very pronounced tho... feels almost like something between linear ant tactile to me). On the top row there are some special function keys with what se...
by Monster-Toys
24 Jun 2019, 02:12
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM Model F122 (even in bad condition)
Replies: 1
Views: 227

[WTB] IBM Model F122 (even in bad condition)

Hello, i am searching for a F122, pereferable in bad "beyond repair" condition (and because of that for a nice price :oops: :roll: ). Missing and broken parts do not not matter much, as long as the inner metal parts are intact. Having as many flippers and barrels and keycaps as possible would be nic...
by Monster-Toys
22 Jun 2019, 21:50
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3178 C2 1984
Replies: 12
Views: 782

Re: IBM 3178 C2 1984

Nice! I haven't seen one with a gold badge. Quite some search led me to the conclusion that there is no golden badge. It is protective foil over a silver badge that changed color over the time. I was fooled by that, too, recently with a model f case i but was able to remove the foil in the end (it ...
by Monster-Toys
21 Jun 2019, 19:00
Forum: Gallery
Topic: As for "Cherry MX Yellow"
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re:

Here's my question: what was the goal of making yellow MX switches? What did anyone hope to achieve? Maybe getting rid of excess yellow plastic pellets in the storage that would go to waste else maybe... or a wrong order/shipment of a charge of pellets. (As they all have sligthly different yellow c...
by Monster-Toys
20 Jun 2019, 08:31
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22635
Views: 1229641

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Superrech-PEGA- ... 1438.l2649

It is a "computer" from the 80th for german doctors to help them calculate insurance fees. The switches are cherry M8.
by Monster-Toys
19 Jun 2019, 00:54
Forum: Diskussionen auf Deutsch
Topic: [WTB] Epson PX-4
Replies: 0
Views: 143

[WTB] Epson PX-4

Ich suche einen Epson PX-4 in optisch möglichst gutem Zustand.
Wenn er nicht funktioniert macht das nichts.
by Monster-Toys
16 Jun 2019, 14:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3713
Views: 190505

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Dingster wrote:
16 Jun 2019, 14:49
not sure what switches it has
Afaik silitek dome with slider.
by Monster-Toys
11 Jun 2019, 17:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3713
Views: 190505

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I would guess it is a Oemmax MCK-860 (high chance of blue alps afaik)
by Monster-Toys
03 Jun 2019, 18:29
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Japanese Pingmaster
Replies: 0
Views: 122

[WTB] Japanese Pingmaster

I am searching a Pingmaster with japanese legends (not chinese ones)
by Monster-Toys
02 Jun 2019, 20:13
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22635
Views: 1229641

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Yep :) (*phew* :D) ... now i just need to cross my fingers that it has blue alps (it should, tho .. maybe ... :shock: :? ... it is always a bit of a gamble - i will report).
by Monster-Toys
02 Jun 2019, 01:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3713
Views: 190505

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

As I recall that's a board with Micro Switch rubber dome (ST) switches. Could be wrong though. Hmm... rubber dome... i will pass then, 170 is too much to gamble and the seller refuses to give more info or more photos without keycap (maybe he knows why ^^), thx (still like the look of the board tho)
by Monster-Toys
01 Jun 2019, 23:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3713
Views: 190505

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Thx. Interesting board... I am tempted to buy it, price is kinda steep tho (170€).
by Monster-Toys
01 Jun 2019, 22:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3713
Views: 190505

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Any Idea what switches are in this one (and further info about it)?
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by Monster-Toys
01 Jun 2019, 08:58
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22635
Views: 1229641

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

If you want to have a German keyboard layout, keep an eye on this bidding, according to the wiki database it should have Blue Alps. https://www.ebay.de/itm/RETRO-Tastatur/382966969710 It 's completely yellowed, so I wouldn't go crazy on the bidding. NOOO, was watching this auction from the first fe...
by Monster-Toys
31 May 2019, 16:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3713
Views: 190505

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Looks exactly like a Datacomp DFK555. Should be Futaba MA. It arrived today. 100% correct. DFK 555 version 4.0, Futuba MA... i do not like them at all *shudder*. If any german user wants to have it for shipping + optional voluntary donation PM me, else i will throw it away next week (i do not have ...
by Monster-Toys
27 May 2019, 14:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3713
Views: 190505

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Can be found all over ebay, mostly send from china, no manufacturer info: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Desktop-USB-Wi ... 3099181255
by Monster-Toys
23 May 2019, 18:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 35
Views: 2780

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

I printed a blank test keycap with my FDM* printer (0.2 mm nozzle). It took around 3 hours. WIth some post processing the key is very smooth and shiny and it fits perfectly on the beamspring switch. Funny what you said about the 3d pen, i had the same idea^^ (i do not own one tho). Printing MX switc...
by Monster-Toys
23 May 2019, 17:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3713
Views: 190505

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Yeah, should keep the board and wait until they get hyped, too (and then sell for an insane amount of money) :D
by Monster-Toys
23 May 2019, 14:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3713
Views: 190505

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Of course i will (but after seeing some pics i am pretty sure that you are almost right, i might also be a DFK-501F/502F ... still futuba switches tho).
by Monster-Toys
23 May 2019, 10:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3713
Views: 190505

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I bought it, was hoping for alps :/
by Monster-Toys
21 May 2019, 09:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 35
Views: 2780

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

Foot For the switch plate foot, black carbon 3d printed plastic seems to work somewhat. It is obviously capacitive. It doesn't matter what you make the barrel assembly out of. I will be uploading some OBJ/STL files later tonight. The main consideration for this part is whether or not it should have...
by Monster-Toys
20 May 2019, 11:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fixing the $10 Industrial M13
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: Fixing the $10 Industrial M13

Nice project, it looks like a lot of fun (i do not mean it ironic). Did you ever hear of "Kintsugi" : Kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い, "golden repair"), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platin...
by Monster-Toys
16 May 2019, 18:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 35
Views: 2780

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

Very cool project! (thx for making this thread :) ) "The beamspring itself is reasonably easy to make with a press as it is just a shape with a hole in the middle. I am currently trying to perfect my punch press in order to make larger quantities of new springs." Especially this sounds great. :) (co...
by Monster-Toys
14 May 2019, 10:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 60%/65%/TKL Beamspring "Thousand MonKeys"
Replies: 19
Views: 1175

Re: 60%/65%/TKL Beamspring "Thousand MonKeys"

Cool, i did not know somebody else did something like that... did you make a thread about it? (I am back to tkl atm. I recognized that i use the arrow keys quite a bit when editing texts and using another layer for them would annoy me). The CAD files for the lasercutting are almost done (would like ...
by Monster-Toys
12 May 2019, 00:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3713
Views: 190505

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Should be a grundig rebranded mupid: https://deskthority.net/wiki/MUPID https://www.computerwoche.de/a/grundig-eurom-auslieferung-im-november,1176804 http://www.btxmuseum.de/Hardware/geraet.asp?id=48 later model: https://www.homecomputermuseum.de/sammlung/detailansicht/comp/Computer/show/ptc-100/
by Monster-Toys
10 May 2019, 15:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 60%/65%/TKL Beamspring "Thousand MonKeys"
Replies: 19
Views: 1175

Re: 60%/65%/TKL Beamspring "Thousand MonKeys"

Yes, they are. As the original return key has a different shape, too (concave instead of convex) it is no big deal i think (the bottom row with just enough room left to not fit another key is more annoying^^)
by Monster-Toys
10 May 2019, 13:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 60%/65%/TKL Beamspring "Thousand MonKeys"
Replies: 19
Views: 1175

Re: 60%/65%/TKL Beamspring "Thousand MonKeys"

It is from my german "IBM 196C" ("Selectric II" in English-speaking areas i think) and compatible with beamspring switches.
I need get replacement somehow tho, as the typewriter is almost mint condition inc. cover and has all extras etc. ... too nice to be torn apart for keycaps^^.

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