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by Ellipse
20 Feb 2020, 20:32
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

One of the first video reviews has been posted on YouTube - here's the link. For this reviewer, Joc's updated firmware with the alternative debounce threshold 11 was optimal while debounce 6 had some issues with pressed keys. The F62 was connected to a 2016 Dell laptop for this test. I don't know th...
by Ellipse
11 Feb 2020, 22:54
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Thanks TheLagMaker for your detailed review and notes on the xwhatsit Linux configuration. I have asked the factory to look into the issue of the lines on some of the cases. webwit is correct that the molds were designed so that the F62 and F77 molds could be shared. The molds used in this project c...
by Ellipse
11 Feb 2020, 22:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: A Smaller Xwhatsit
Replies: 90
Views: 7784

Re: A Smaller Xwhatsit

Anyone interested in helping to speed up the xwhatsit GUI program? Alas I know next to nothing about programming. On my fairly new PC running Win 10, it always takes some time to start the program and it takes a while to import a saved layout file to a keyboard. Also the saved layout file does not l...
by Ellipse
10 Feb 2020, 15:37
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Thanks AlpsComeback for the kind words! daijoubu it is a tight fit for the smaller space bar but I was able to get the smaller space bar and a 1.5U key working with the JIS keyboard in the photo I posted before. It did not press the space bar wire when the 1.5U key was pressed. I used my new smaller...
by Ellipse
08 Feb 2020, 20:42
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Not sure yet on the final round but I have also asked the factory to re-check the remaining keyboards of the early bird round, expected to ship in a couple months.
by Ellipse
07 Feb 2020, 06:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Yes twst that is definitely correct. I have had to replace buzzing and bad springs in many original Model F keyboards. Sorry if it was not clear but this is the QC process I go through for each new Model F keyboard - it is one reason it takes more time than expected for each one to go out. The facto...
by Ellipse
07 Feb 2020, 03:15
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

New blog post: I just finished the third Model F instructional video: how to fix buzzing springs and non-working keys on your Model F keyboard. Check out the other videos in my channel for additional instructional videos on the Brand New Model F keyboards. Also a high quality sound comparison of the...
by Ellipse
03 Feb 2020, 02:17
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Thanks segacontroller; it's great that you didn't have to do too much to get the keyboard up and running. Hopefully this will be the most likely scenario for everyone as my QC testing improves.
by Ellipse
02 Feb 2020, 15:52
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Model F Labs, Compact F77 review
Replies: 19
Views: 2492

Re: Model F Labs, Compact F77 review

Great Humanoid, glad everything is working now! Noted on the Fn1 - the layouts all have fn1 on both layouts - not sure why yours did not. Sorry about that error. M2.5 x 20 Pan Head Machine Screw to attach the case pieces together and M2.5 x 4 Pan Head Machine Screw for the 4 screws connecting the bo...
by Ellipse
31 Jan 2020, 06:24
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Great - glad you are liking the F62! I think typing speed should increase a bit after you've been using the new Model F for a while. I've seen people type 120+ WPM on the new Model F keyboards - far faster than my own speed! How fast can everyone type on their new or original Model F? Yes on the tim...
by Ellipse
30 Jan 2020, 04:08
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

1-2 weeks for ordering a keyboard (without keycaps) and a first aid kit (optional but recommended)
by Ellipse
29 Jan 2020, 15:01
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Orders are still accepted and yes I ship to Europe.
by Ellipse
29 Jan 2020, 04:35
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Some additional troubleshooting fixes for xwhatsit-related issues - these steps have fixed the xwhatsit issues I've faced with F62 and F77 keyboards, outside of a damaged controller. For most F62's I recommend debounce 6 firmware, threshold set to manual and a value between 122-126. Anything lower i...
by Ellipse
26 Jan 2020, 06:18
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

We passed the 100 keyboard mark! 107 keyboards will have shipped, as of this Monday. Below are some more photos of unique variations. The JIS set below is Unicomp's set - this keyboard shows off the medium space bar option not available as a factory option (I don't have any pearl shorter space bars ...
by Ellipse
23 Jan 2020, 02:54
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Glad your keyboard arrived Zed! Sorry I did not catch the inner assembly error. And thank you for the kind words. Yes you are right that there will be issues if the inner assembly tabs are not in contact with each other. The below image shows an incorrect assembly with a gap between the tabs. I've h...
by Ellipse
22 Jan 2020, 22:32
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

The latest batch of new variation keyboards: Here's an imgur album of all the variations so far - it will be updated with new variations as they are photographed: https://imgur.com/a/gw8FOl0 Both blue variants (plus the classic case limited editions True Red and Silver Gray) are still available to o...
by Ellipse
21 Jan 2020, 04:01
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Great, subcat and wobbled, glad your keyboards are up and running. Yes as noted before, every case will have the extra line on the right side and the finish is not perfect to today's standards. For me the space bar is the trickiest key to re-seat properly. Small variances in the stabilizer wire bend...
by Ellipse
18 Jan 2020, 06:30
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Great Cubelia, glad your new Model F arrived safely! Hopefully you can test each of the keys/springs and have it up and running soon. Everyone please do post some updates on your new arrivals if you don't mind, even if everything is working so far! I have sent out 76 of these keyboards to date and h...
by Ellipse
17 Jan 2020, 06:10
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Trojankid5 - as noted a while back, the project's goal was to bring back production of keyboards that were nearly impossible to find (the F62 and F77 Model F keyboards). The larger buckling spring keyboards like the PC AT and 101 key Model M are relatively plentiful on eBay, etc. and can be found fo...
by Ellipse
17 Jan 2020, 00:59
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Mattr, my apologies that your solenoid driver was improperly installed. Did the seller provide instructions as to the proper connection? If I recall correctly, the square pad indicates VCC and that wire should go to the VCC square pin on the solenoid driver itself. Not sure if you bought it from ori...
by Ellipse
16 Jan 2020, 23:23
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Thanks for the reviews and photos Mattr567 and Khers. Nice keyset Mattr567! What kind of pencil is on top? I have posted a blog update summarizing the current status here, including the dye sub. https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/blog/ I had to replace some more of the components of the dye sub setup a...
by Ellipse
14 Jan 2020, 02:50
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Some more new variations from last week's batch: As an update I am not adding any tape on the space bar any longer - only a few keyboards had the tape. I have found that slightly adjusting the bend of the space bar has proven to be more effective, no other parts needed. (my description of the bendin...
by Ellipse
12 Jan 2020, 05:47
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Thanks clickclack and 0100010; glad both of your keyboards arrived safely. clickclack could you share a photo of your tubing mod of the space bar stabilizer wire? How'd you get the tubing around the wire? I have just created and posted a quick video of how to open up a Model F keyboard (considered a...
by Ellipse
11 Jan 2020, 21:03
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

The controllers are grounded to the bottom inner assembly only, which has proven adequate over the past few years of testing. The ghosting issue was taken care of with the improved debounce filter implemented in DT user Joc's firmware about 3-4 years ago. I have seen no new Model F ghosting with a p...
by Ellipse
08 Jan 2020, 04:23
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

17 packages are shipping! All the key testing and replacement was done over the weekend and it still took about 5-6 hours of work today, not counting the key testing - about 15-20 minutes per keyboard. Thanks Mimon - that would be great. The more the better - maybe on a few Saturdays once I have a b...
by Ellipse
07 Jan 2020, 06:10
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Another newly photographed variation that was mailed out:
by Ellipse
07 Jan 2020, 04:39
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Yes sega, if I had a bunch of people helping me after the key sublimation process is all set things could go much faster. There is a ~30 step quality control/order fulfillment process. Each keyboard may end up taking 15-20 minutes down the line for those steps. More people can of course increase thr...
by Ellipse
06 Jan 2020, 05:41
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4517
Views: 507480

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

5 more keyboards are shipping tomorrow, bringing the total to 30 so far.
by Ellipse
06 Jan 2020, 02:11
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Model F Labs, Compact F77 review
Replies: 19
Views: 2492

Re: Model F Labs, Compact F77 review

Thanks Humanoid for the feedback on the screws. The factory reports they are #1 phillips head (PH1) screws. Because of your feedback the compact case screws are expected to change to Torx screws for the final round (more resistant to slipping). I expect to include the appropriate size torx screwdriv...

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