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by Slom
11 Jul 2020, 22:20
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3025
Views: 310444

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

kmnov2017 wrote:
11 Jul 2020, 21:39
Any guesses on which is the best ???
F-AT? ... the best compromise of wrist friendly height, good switches and reasonable layout :)
by Slom
23 Jun 2020, 21:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Honeywell Micro Switch and USB interface
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Honeywell Micro Switch and USB interface

That was a nice read :) Thank you.

I also might need to get one of those IC-Clips, that's a cool idea to avoid modifying PCBs.
by Slom
23 Jun 2020, 07:32
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23565
Views: 1688300

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

MMcM wrote:
23 Jun 2020, 01:42
This is back. (Symbolics 365407.)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/264772011787

Looks like the exact same photos to me. You'd think somebody would have bothered to clean it by now.
For 3K I would ask for current pictures of the keyboard ... these are from an auction more than 3 years ago.
by Slom
21 Jun 2020, 13:21
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23565
Views: 1688300

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

got the blues? https://www.ebay.de/itm/Micro-Switch-Tastatur-Mechanisch-Retro-Vintage-Keyboard-USA/303596337809 do you even steno? https://www.ebay.de/itm/Vintage-Xscribe-Stenograph-Machine-XEC5-HALL-EFFECT-Keyboard-MicroSwitch-Micro/193489228826 Thanks for the link, seems like I got the blues :D E...
by Slom
08 Jun 2020, 18:58
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Micro Switch 53RW4-1 keyboard review (MS magnetic reed)
Replies: 14
Views: 749

Re: Micro Switch 53RW4-1 keyboard review (MS magnetic reed)

How about some stone age material more fitting to the vintage of this keyboard? https://i.imgur.com/Engiv9f.png That first one even looks micro switch-y. Do you know if that's the case? Although the four toggle switches are a bit of a wildcard. Not my photo but this keyboard module comes from a TI ...
by Slom
03 Jun 2020, 19:18
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How did you found your internet nickname?
Replies: 20
Views: 1375

Re: How did you found your internet nickname?

It is ... what everybody calls me in real live :D

Slom is an abridged version of my last name. My first name is so common that there are always two or three of us in every meeting; using Slom (or the diminutive Slomi) avoids constantly asking "which one".
by Slom
18 May 2020, 10:51
Forum: For sale
Topic: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...
Replies: 205
Views: 7239

Re: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...

So you're saying that the amber alps were malfunctioning and you had to replace them to get the apple iic to work again? Because if that's the case, you should at least mention that when you're selling the amber alps. And if that's not the case, then why did you replace them in the first place? He ...
by Slom
18 May 2020, 10:47
Forum: For sale
Topic: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...
Replies: 205
Views: 7239

Re: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...

So you're saying that the amber alps were malfunctioning and you had to replace them to get the apple iic to work again? Because if that's the case, you should at least mention that when you're selling the amber alps. And if that's not the case, then why did you replace them in the first place? He ...
by Slom
18 May 2020, 08:54
Forum: For sale
Topic: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...
Replies: 205
Views: 7239

Re: Deleted

attention: The switches are not mentioned. observation: The switches are not visible on the pictures. judgement: If they don't take that upon themselves, too bad. Yeah, you're just pulling hairs. Switches are a keyboard part are they not? You see, I'm done here. You clearly admit to behavior that I...
by Slom
18 May 2020, 08:49
Forum: For sale
Topic: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...
Replies: 205
Views: 7239

Re: Deleted

attention:
The switches are not mentioned.

observation:
The switches are not visible on the pictures.

judgement:
andj00 wrote:
17 May 2020, 23:12
If they don't take that upon themselves, too bad.
I'm not even going into your lying about the keyboard not working in the first place (It was working when you got it, right?)
by Slom
18 May 2020, 08:32
Forum: For sale
Topic: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...
Replies: 205
Views: 7239

Re: Deleted

As far as I'm concerned, the posting has all the information that is needed. Thanks for your input though! As far as the law in my country is concerned, it has not. I'm not a lawyer, and I'm not in the US, but still: https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/fraudulent_concealment The information is there an...
by Slom
18 May 2020, 08:21
Forum: For sale
Topic: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...
Replies: 205
Views: 7239

Re: Deleted

but you keep on scamming As far as I'm concerned, the posting has all the information that is needed. Thanks for your input though! As far as the law in my country is concerned, it has not. I'm not a lawyer, and I'm not in the US, but still: https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/fraudulent_concealment
by Slom
18 May 2020, 08:05
Forum: For sale
Topic: Tried to sell 62 Amber Alps for $200 (after having already listed other items separately) and then this happened...
Replies: 205
Views: 7239

Re: Deleted

I am not gonna side with anyone here, I think both sides of this argument are ridiculous. Andj00 isn't directly scamming someone, but leaving out critical information (even if he is willing to give it) is a dick move. Kind of like a car dealership not telling someone buying a used car about a massi...
by Slom
25 Apr 2020, 17:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4255
Views: 332762

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

John Doe wrote:
25 Apr 2020, 16:58
Hello, guys, does anybody happen to have knowledage about the switches of the pad? Rubber dome or leaf spring?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/223988000745/, here is the link.
viewtopic.php?t=23379
by Slom
24 Apr 2020, 21:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 80s era kanji keyboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: 80s era kanji keyboard?

Your welcome :)

According to the atariarchives link it is called "Word Input Terminal" ... which is about the most google unfriendly name imaginable :D
by Slom
24 Apr 2020, 21:28
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23565
Views: 1688300

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

NTC with what looks like white alps for 50$ https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Zeos-No-KB-6451EA-Mechanical-Keyboard-101-Keys-Tested/264709579328 https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/qFcAAOSw0bleod8U/s-l1600.jpg a bunch of clare pendar reed switches https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-Of-20-Vintage-Clare-Pendar-Re...
by Slom
23 Apr 2020, 08:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 80s era kanji keyboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: 80s era kanji keyboard?

like these? https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=21937 https://deskthority.net/download/file.php?id=53692 https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=7679.0 https://www.atariarchives.org/deli/keyboard_karma.php https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/64xspa/vintage_found_this_at_work_t...
by Slom
22 Apr 2020, 17:54
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23565
Views: 1688300

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Micro Switch SW https://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-Video-Data-Systems-Character-Generator-HALL-EFFECTS-KEYBOARD-Micro-Switches/202971064472 https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/6k4AAOSw4GdenkMN/s-l1600.jpg https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Honeywell-Airline-Terminal-w-Keyboard-model-103-01/283846526046 https://i...
by Slom
15 Apr 2020, 21:55
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: DT Hyperlinks
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: DT Hyperlinks

snacksthecat wrote:
15 Apr 2020, 21:12
"Ctrl + click" club checking in. Now who's with me? Guys???
String* + left click for me

* yes, thats the German word for thong, and yes thats what Strg on German keyboards stands for. Trust me!
by Slom
13 Apr 2020, 20:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Microswitch_Keyboard_Brochure_1972.pdf
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Microswitch_Keyboard_Brochure_1972.pdf

When the side note takes over the show :D

Should have posted this picture:
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by Slom
13 Apr 2020, 20:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xerox Custom Build Plans
Replies: 59
Views: 3109

Re: Xerox Custom Build Plans

I like the first layout more :)
I'm not sure about the xerox branding on the black stripe.
And wooden sides sounds really interesting, keep posting your progress.
by Slom
12 Apr 2020, 09:30
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Few random Micro Switch keycaps
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: Few random Micro Switch keycaps

That blue 8-)
by Slom
12 Apr 2020, 09:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Microswitch_Keyboard_Brochure_1972.pdf
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Microswitch_Keyboard_Brochure_1972.pdf

I have not seen this before ...

So at least some of the SW keyboards have NKRO? :evilgeek:

http://bitsavers.informatik.uni-stuttga ... e_1972.pdf

Has anyone ever seen this contact mechanism in the wild?
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by Slom
12 Apr 2020, 08:49
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird / interesting vintage computer advertisements
Replies: 8
Views: 1059

Re: Weird / interesting vintage computer advertisements

here are some keyboard related :)

2kro!!!111!!!!
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And you thought IBM invented the SSK?
microswitch_ad2.jpg
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I was actually looking for one where 2kro was not invented yet and interlock was the great new feature ... can't find it right now ;)
by Slom
11 Apr 2020, 19:57
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23565
Views: 1688300

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Another ad photo. And I thought my desk space was sparse. This is from one of the brochures on bitsavers . Ouch, I get neck pain just from seeing that setup ;( Mine ist not better though, were does she put her knees? Also, where are all the men in these promotional materials? https://www.youtube.co...
by Slom
11 Apr 2020, 19:26
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23565
Views: 1688300

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Xerox-860-X995-X996-Tastatur-Keyboard-Ungepruft-Untested-QWERTZ-LAYOUT/124147939074 https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/96MAAOSwuNZegirV/s-l1600.jpg Holy F! That’s a trackpad! That’s freakin awesome! A beauty, ain't it? here's some more info about it: https://deskthority.net/view...
by Slom
11 Apr 2020, 18:48
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23565
Views: 1688300

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Xerox-860-X995-X996-Tastatur-Keyboard-Ungepruft-Untested-QWERTZ-LAYOUT/124147939074 https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/96MAAOSwuNZegirV/s-l1600.jpg https://www.ebay.de/itm/Tastatur-Commodore-Computer-Amiga/153891355342 https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/DMMAAOSww3FejbE2/s-l1600.jpg a...
by Slom
25 Mar 2020, 15:27
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23565
Views: 1688300

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

dcopellino wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 13:26
you have chosen the wrong category for this. It'd better the ugliest keyboard one.
ugly and interesting are not disjoint

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