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by pyrelink
07 Apr 2019, 00:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps Keycap Surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Alps Keycap Surgery

Anyone have any advice/experience in reattaching Alps key stems? Through a series of progressively dumber actions (having one of those days), I managed to detach the stem from my left alt keycap: photo_2019-04-06_18-25-44.jpg I figure superglue has no chance of holding up against an Alps switch, and...
by pyrelink
27 Feb 2019, 18:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What made laptop manufacturer think it okay to use a chiclet key!
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: What made laptop manufacturer think it okay to use a chiclet key!

Chiclet keyboards are both cheap and super thin compared to more tactile keyboard assemblies. Seeing as aesthetics, weight, and thickness seem to be what sells notebooks these days, chiclets it is. That said, I may be crucified for this but I have had a 2016 MBP for 3 years and have really come to l...
by pyrelink
26 Feb 2019, 23:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: DSS anyone
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: DSS anyone

I think I can safely say that I am not a fan of SA profile, but I do quite like DSA.

The sculpting + rough matte texture, and only a little bit taller than DSA might be really nice actually. Interested to see what comes of it.
by pyrelink
26 Feb 2019, 23:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)
Replies: 39
Views: 1370

Re: IBM Model F XT restoration (Work in Progress; lots of images)

Holy crap this is quite the project you got. Don't think I have seen a Model F so rusty. I am not sure the going rates of XTs these days but I hope the price you paid reflected the condition. I like the sticker recreation though, one day I want to print a new metallic sticker to replace the one I lo...
by pyrelink
14 Jan 2019, 08:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2072
Views: 98055

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

Wow what a way to start the year. Welcome back Lot Lizard!
by pyrelink
06 Aug 2018, 19:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] BLE capsense controller (Topre & *springs)
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Hey Mu, it's good to see you back! I must admit I mostly turned my nose up at the Hasu controller when I saw it being reported at about a day's worth of battery. 2-3 days of regular use on a charge is much closer to the kind of life I would expect out of something like that. And will definitely give...
by pyrelink
06 Aug 2018, 18:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] BLE capsense controller (Topre & *springs)
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Sorry if all of this is answered elsewhere (I have not been following much here these days) but do you have any reasonable expectations for battery life say powering a HHKB? I have wanted to make my HHKB BT for a while now but the existing options battery life is kind of pitiful. If battery life wit...
by pyrelink
22 Jun 2018, 16:30
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Postage Board (switch-mounted hand wire controller)
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Very cool idea, I love that it is mounted to the switches, smart idea.

I would probably be interested in one.
by pyrelink
20 Jun 2018, 18:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Mediacenter/HTPC keyboard anyone?
Replies: 31
Views: 1256

Steam controller is the second most used peripheral for my HTPC so that is kinda what jumped to my mind first, but yeah you're right. I am not sure what kind of touch pad modules are out there that would work in a custom keyboard, but I have a feeling it might be harder/more expensive to implement a...
by pyrelink
20 Jun 2018, 17:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Mediacenter/HTPC keyboard anyone?
Replies: 31
Views: 1256

I always really wanted to make a wireless low profile keyboard using Cherry M84's so this would be a worthy compromise if I ever saw one. One thing I would like to see is a really durable case. If a case made of solid rubber and marshmallow is not possible, something that I can feel free to toss on ...
by pyrelink
20 Jun 2018, 17:05
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboard Haul - Type Setting Shop Episode #1
Replies: 22
Views: 1026

Any chance you could pop a keycap off of that TI Silent 700? I don't think it is but the keycaps remind me a lot of ones used on Clare-Pendar boards.
by pyrelink
17 Jun 2018, 03:33
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Alps SKCL Switches (Round 2)
Replies: 236
Views: 11244

Just got mine and I agree with the rest, these are some truly impressive Alps. Almost makes me question if ultra sonic restoring my green alps is even worth it when I know that these exist! As for the clones, I only got a few for cuiosities sake and they are not great. They don’t fit into any of my ...
by pyrelink
12 Jun 2018, 21:29
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: One thousand posts.
Replies: 23
Views: 768

That's insane. I haven't even cracked 800 in 4 years! Then again I am usually pretty reluctant to post things unless I feel it could meaningfully contribute to the discussion. I would probably have 2x as many if I didn't delete them before posting for being unworthy :lol:
by pyrelink
06 Jun 2018, 22:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help Restoring SSK
Replies: 25
Views: 882

Just throwing this out there: Make sure to inspect your barrel plate for any micro cracks (usually along the middle rows). In my '88 SSK they wound up being bad enough (but hard to see), and got even worse when I started drilling holes that I needed to replace it and start over. You can buy a replac...
by pyrelink
06 Jun 2018, 18:26
Forum: Gallery
Topic: This is not double shot
Replies: 43
Views: 2116

Damn this is very cool, Matt3o. From that image the legends look very good. Were you just testing with Skull Squadron or if this works out are you looking at a potential "Skull Squadron Inverse Dyesub Remaster"? Can't wait to see what comes from this. Also just wanted to piggyback on the devastation...
by pyrelink
03 Jun 2018, 00:16
Forum: Group buys
Topic: IBM Model F - Antistatic Foam Mats - Research
Replies: 14
Views: 709

If this is not just a replacement foam and in fact something new, count me interested.
by pyrelink
27 May 2018, 19:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2072
Views: 98055

Not to continue bumping but I got really excited with all the activity on this thread, only to be sad once again. I think like wcass said, this project is a lot more than simply cad files and PCB designs. Lizard really brought everything together in a way that is both necessary for a project of this...
by pyrelink
13 May 2018, 09:01
Forum: For sale
Topic: Cherry G81-3100SAV keyboards, keysets.
Replies: 104
Views: 7490

Out of curiosity of the people legitimately hoping to purchase a set of these, is the idea to display the board or the caps on a shelf, or will these caps actually see regular use? Putting the hardcore Cherry collectors aside, I just can’t imagine spending $600 on a keyset and subsequently depreciat...
by pyrelink
07 May 2018, 22:12
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Alps SKCL Switches (Round 2)
Replies: 236
Views: 11244

paid.
by pyrelink
05 May 2018, 19:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Olivetti L1 ANK 1426 / Olivetti Snap-Action / L1 Operativo MOS
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Sounds incredibly satisfying to type on. I really like the sound it makes on the upstroke. Thanks for the video.
by pyrelink
04 May 2018, 06:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Found an Apple Extended Keyboard II on the curb on trash day.
Replies: 8
Views: 468

I had the same experience with the AEK2 caps. Nubs on the D and K keys made touch typing quite annoying and confusing, and swapping them around made typing in complex passwords a pain :lol: My solution was to just swap to a new keyset, but I never really considered trying to grind/sand off the nubs....
by pyrelink
03 May 2018, 03:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: FXT's IBM 4704 107 key restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 1275

I am sure someone here might have the magic solution, but I found the degraded foam incredibly hard to completely clean off of the barrels. As for the plate, it all wound up coming off when I sanded the thing down anyway.
by pyrelink
02 May 2018, 18:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Never had a mechanical keyboard, does my plan make sense?
Replies: 73
Views: 2755

Ah glad you posted this here! To add to what has already been said, usually the blue cube active converter is the best option. Since this is an AT you will also need a DIN -> PS/2 adapter . You also have the option of making your own adapter (which is probably the best long term solution. Makes chan...
by pyrelink
01 May 2018, 20:04
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Zenith Z-150 XT
Replies: 23
Views: 846

Damn, that zenith is in great condition.
by pyrelink
01 May 2018, 19:42
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Alps SKCL Switches (Round 2)
Replies: 236
Views: 11244

I have no real plans for any of these switches but how can anyone pass up NOS Alps? I would like to build an Alps TKL board sometime. Maybe I will use these yellow alps...
by pyrelink
30 Apr 2018, 22:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Canon S-66 Typewriter Conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 783

Ah, I see. Very clever. Thank you for sharing.
by pyrelink
30 Apr 2018, 22:05
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Alps SKCL Switches (Round 2)
Replies: 236
Views: 11244

I would like 120, Blaise. Thank you for running this!
by pyrelink
30 Apr 2018, 21:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Canon S-66 Typewriter Conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 783

Beautiful work Toby. Out of curiosity, do you happen to have any photos of how you mounted the plate into the case/the empty case? I am assuming they were hand wired, and thus no PCB that needed to be supported with standoffs? I love that you left the wood mostly natural, it has such a nice grain. A...
by pyrelink
30 Apr 2018, 21:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Olivetti L1 ANK 1426 / Olivetti Snap-Action / L1 Operativo MOS
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Wow nice find Seebart. I remember Haata's[0] and yours looks to be in very nice condition. Looks like an incredibly well built keyboard, I suppose it should be for the fortune it probably cost. If only the keycaps didn't seem so prone to yellow strangely. Thanks for sharing! [0] https://www.flickr.c...
by pyrelink
24 Apr 2018, 18:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Zilanda or similarly named silent panda switches
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Mikelittoris wrote: A MX Clear stem with a MX Black spring used to be called panda clears. A heavy version of Ergo clears.
Yeah, yeah I seem to recall that. Thanks.

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