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by ShawnMeg
05 Aug 2017, 21:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Disable latching on Alps latching switch?
Replies: 18
Views: 845

I use an adb to usb converter with Hasu's firmware and remapped the Caps Lock with LCtrl in the firmware. I removed the white locking latch in the switch so that the locking mechanism is disabled. Ctrl works perfectly (on Windows, Linux and Mac OS) without having to butcher the PCB nor having to use...
by ShawnMeg
11 Dec 2014, 06:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Building A Raspberry Pi inside An Apple Extended Keyboard.
Replies: 17
Views: 2423

andrewjoy wrote: i have always wanted to try dampened alps like the ones on an SGI
In my opinion, the dampened cream ALPS on an AEKII feel horrible. I removed the dampers and modded the click leaf, to make it a clicky switch. It is much better (to me).
by ShawnMeg
09 Dec 2014, 06:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Building A Raspberry Pi inside An Apple Extended Keyboard.
Replies: 17
Views: 2423

That's very sweet.
by ShawnMeg
09 Oct 2014, 07:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Article about the Model M: "King of click" (The Verge)
Replies: 33
Views: 1990

In terms of pure numbers, the Apple Extended II has a fair old following as well. It must have sold a few million during the years it (and the first one) were available, bundled with new Macs. You could be right: the more people that owned them new, the more the reputation today. Stock, I do not li...
by ShawnMeg
04 Oct 2014, 16:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F and M
Replies: 40
Views: 3311

Nice haul! I'm guessing you're in the US to be able to snag an F-122 so quickly. This hobby's so much easier over there! Regardless, the M still is an excellent board and sounds good (better than the remaining clicky boards out there). Better than MX: sure. Hands down. But there are some other fine...
by ShawnMeg
04 Oct 2014, 07:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F and M
Replies: 40
Views: 3311

I have 2 Model F XT's, and have had a couple M's (101 key) in the past. As the posters mentioned above, the F is much louder, the keystroke is much crisper, sharper, and more staccato like in sound. The M still sounds and feels pretty good, but after using the Model F, the M feels a little cheap, so...
by ShawnMeg
23 Sep 2014, 18:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Writing with a writing utensil
Replies: 17
Views: 810

It's like that girl on the Trayvon Martin case who couldn't read cursive. I don't use a pen/pencil as much as a keyboard. I use it primarily to sign documents and jot a few notes. Using a keyboard is much more efficient. I have some very nice pens and pencils given to me as gifts over the years, but...
by ShawnMeg
14 Sep 2014, 04:08
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: good wireless mouse?
Replies: 10
Views: 3114

I use an M705 Marathon Mouse. Logitech advertises it as lasting 3 yrs on a single set of batteries. I'm at a year and a half on the initial battery. So far, it's been a good mouse. I prefer a previous MX600, as it had more buttons.
by ShawnMeg
14 Sep 2014, 04:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Chicony E8HKB-5591
Replies: 17
Views: 1499

That is a beautiful keyboard.

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by ShawnMeg
30 Aug 2014, 03:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help connecting an old Model M
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Mr. Interface has a great tutorial on youtube. All the soldering he did was tinning the wires. He plugged the tinned wires into a solderless breadboard. Rather than a converter box, he put electrical tape around the hold apparatus. Kind of ghetto, but it looked pretty easy. I'm in the process of doi...
by ShawnMeg
21 Aug 2014, 04:58
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My oldest IBM Model M keyboard
Replies: 8
Views: 915

The Model M 1386303 is the very first version of the Model M keyboard. Mine is a very early model and that is the reasson I probably payed too much for it. Here are ssome pictures, enjoy Outside shots IBM_Model_M_terminal_1386303_1985-06-13_front_1024x576.jpg IBM_Model_M_terminal_1386303_1985-06-13...
by ShawnMeg
21 Aug 2014, 04:56
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Added another keyboard to my collection
Replies: 11
Views: 981

This IBM Model M 1390120 was built on 1986-04-26 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster . I got it on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/380965482085 and the seller had no clue what he was selling. Of course it was in working condition: the keyboard just needed some key caps, a cable, a really g...
by ShawnMeg
19 Aug 2014, 06:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to use a Pro Micro as a cheap controller/converter
Replies: 334
Views: 81171

scottc wrote: Open a terminal and type this:

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sudo apt-get install avrdude
Thank you.
by ShawnMeg
17 Aug 2014, 05:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to use a Pro Micro as a cheap controller/converter
Replies: 334
Views: 81171

Can you give a link to the firmware file? This is all new for me, but I may give this a try. Also, as I am all new to this, can someone give me a list of all the components that I will need? It looks like: 1. Female DIN plug 2. 4 wires 3. Pro Micro 4. mini USB cable point 4 is micro USB cable, not ...
by ShawnMeg
17 Aug 2014, 03:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to use a Pro Micro as a cheap controller/converter
Replies: 334
Views: 81171

Can you give a link to the firmware file? This is all new for me, but I may give this a try.

Also, as I am all new to this, can someone give me a list of all the components that I will need?

It looks like:
1. Female DIN plug
2. 4 wires
3. Pro Micro
4. mini USB cable
by ShawnMeg
09 Aug 2014, 21:25
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM beam springs photo thread!
Replies: 59
Views: 3716

Please upload a video so we can hear the sound.
by ShawnMeg
04 Aug 2014, 07:16
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Kensington Expert Mouse on the way
Replies: 35
Views: 4660

I'm thinking of a trackball or two myself. I've been looking at the CST2545-5W and one of the Kensingtons (Expert Mouse, Slim Blade).
by ShawnMeg
04 Aug 2014, 04:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Favorite rubber dome keyboard?
Replies: 147
Views: 20890

Shawn, you have got to be trolling! That keyboard is the worst piece of shit I've ever owned. I didn't realise at the time that Apple makes notably awful keyboards compared to the rest of their stuff. It was my first real disappointment with them after switching in 2003. Fortunately, it remains my ...
by ShawnMeg
04 Aug 2014, 00:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Favorite rubber dome keyboard?
Replies: 147
Views: 20890

I use a couple of old Apple Pro Keyboards, the ones with the clear case that shows all sorts of s hit that gets in the crevices. Despite the trashing of this keyboard on Geekhacks.org, I like it. I use one on my Windows Vista machine. The volume up/down/mute are functional. Instead of the Windows Ke...
by ShawnMeg
03 Aug 2014, 00:08
Forum: Reviews
Topic: NMB RT-102 with clicky Space Invaders
Replies: 15
Views: 5266

Muirium wrote: snip
Nice review. The keyboard has a sweet sound.
by ShawnMeg
02 Aug 2014, 07:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: AirType tries to kill the keyboard with some kind of bracele
Replies: 17
Views: 892

No thanks. There's something about typing on a real keyboard that I like.
by ShawnMeg
02 Aug 2014, 01:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: My "new" IBM XT -- Early Impressions
Replies: 89
Views: 5408

That's always been one of my favorite keyboards. The key action is the next best thing to beam springs, maybe even better in some regards. When I used to use that keyboard daily, I got in the habit of rotating my right hand and hitting the return key with the side of my pinky. You can do it fast an...
by ShawnMeg
22 Jul 2014, 04:03
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Six Grungy Rusted and Broken SSK's: The Resurrection
Replies: 22
Views: 1941

phosphorglow wrote: I suppose this should go here too:

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Those look so pretty, I would use them without the top cover on.
by ShawnMeg
14 Jul 2014, 04:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 754
Views: 124608

Can someone suggest a very easy, solderless, technique to build a converter? I don't have a lot of tools (no soldering iron, wire stripper, etc.) and don't want to purchase a lot as I may be moving from my home soon. Also, I'm a novice with electronics, and have very minimal skills with soldering. I...
by ShawnMeg
20 Jun 2014, 23:52
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2761
Views: 207964

yes my friends, I also have a few "new school" keyboards, but NOTHING matches my love for these two... the heavy build quality...the feel of the switches...the sound...for me THE best keyboard experience yet. :P I'm drooling over these. If only some company (maybe Unicomp) can remanufacture these w...
by ShawnMeg
20 Jun 2014, 22:15
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: New mouse recommendations
Replies: 34
Views: 3074

I've enjoyed the Logitech mice I had. Previously, I used one an MX600. I has backward/forward buttons, and volume up/down. The buttons are customizable. The keyboard broke down, and Logitech had pretty good customer service. They exchanged it for a MK710 Keyboard/Mouse. The second Logitech mouse is ...
by ShawnMeg
17 Jun 2014, 08:05
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2761
Views: 207964

[quote="Dubsgalore"]I'll post mine :lol:

(daily driver) KMAC Winkeyless

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This is the most gorgeous keyboard I've seen. I'm very jealous.
by ShawnMeg
15 Jun 2014, 20:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Trying to pick my first Mech Keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 1080

I used a Model F XT many years ago in my school computer lab, and miss that sound and feel. All these years, I've been using POS rubber dome boards. I have a couple of Apple Pro Keyboards, which are pretty nice. I use one of them with my HP Windows box. I also have a fancy wireless Logitech MK710 th...
by ShawnMeg
15 Jun 2014, 20:24
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Logitech M570 Replacement Ball
Replies: 11
Views: 6035

Does anyone know the size of the Logitech M570 trackball? Have you found any places that offer cool/interesting alternatives? http://photos.macnn.com/news/1009/logitechm570-review1.jpg Trent http://www.in.all.biz/img/in/catalog/434917.jpeg I know I dug up an old thread. I just joined the forum yest...
by ShawnMeg
15 Jun 2014, 20:02
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Star Trek mouse
Replies: 16
Views: 1722

That's awesome. I just may have to get one. I also want the mouse that Scotty used in Star Trek IV.

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