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by Ellipse
Yesterday, 22:29
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

Thanks for the feedback minnusing.

I want to remind everyone that I stand by these keyboards and have been mailing parts replacements when needed so that no one is left with a nonworking keyboard.

If anyone has an issue I have been quite responsive on the forums and over PMs and emails.
by Ellipse
Yesterday, 20:31
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

Yes you have the right thinking gipetto; that was what I stated to them - cut up the foam and send photo evidence and I'll then send a replacement. The photo they sent back was the foam precisely cut for installation in a PC AT keyboard. It doesn't make much sense for me to ask the customer to preci...
by Ellipse
Yesterday, 18:08
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

As a somewhat unrelated note, someone who purchased some foam to repair their PC AT has decided to post publicly their unhappy experience so I wanted to pre-empt that with my side of things. The customer noticed that part of the foam was assembled by glue and wanted a replacement. While this is comm...
by Ellipse
05 Apr 2020, 22:59
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

Yes, compact F62 in black (split shift and 2U backspace) or regular gray (standard ANSI) are both ready to ship.
by Ellipse
05 Apr 2020, 17:48
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

And please do keep the comments coming about the beta QMK Model F firmware. Are there currently any downsides compared to the xwhatsit in terms of performance, ease of use, etc.? hypx thanks for sharing your solenoid video - hopefully you can post some photos of the insides of the keyboard and where...
by Ellipse
29 Mar 2020, 23:19
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

Is it possible to pay extra for shipping to get the keyboard right now with unprinted caps, and the printed caps later? I have ordered both sets of keys but my fingers are itching to have the keyboard already.... Yes this is possible but please check with me over PM for details for anyone who is in...
by Ellipse
26 Mar 2020, 16:25
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

Someone previously suggested adding a small rubber/felt pad with a hole in the middle on the stabilizer insert side for those with stabilized key issues. Another suggestion is to have the top of the stabilizer insert be 1-2mm above the top of the barrel.
by Ellipse
26 Mar 2020, 04:00
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

Thanks pandrew for fixing webwit's issue! I'd like to encourage everyone to "beta test" the firmware on their new/old Model F keyboards and share their findings so it can be the default for all future Model F's that go out. Thanks consolation for posting your new Model F photo with interesting keys ...
by Ellipse
19 Mar 2020, 20:47
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

Dye sub testing update: I think we are finally on par with a 50th to 90th percentile IBM XT for dye sublimation quality! This was the original goal of the new dye sublimation. Color and bleed/sharpness are close to my reference IBM XT keyboard (original key from that keyboard is on the left; the rig...
by Ellipse
18 Mar 2020, 15:03
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

Maledicted posted a nice review with high res photos over on GH and I wanted to share some repair notes over here too: Regarding re-seating springs: just a note for those who come across the review that in nearly all cases you do not need to take apart the keyboard to fix keys that do not click or s...
by Ellipse
17 Mar 2020, 01:31
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

Two more variations going out: The first variation below is the first assembled keyboard photographed with the custom Silver Gray case color. I paid for some extras of this color beyond what was ordered by everyone so I have about 10 extra cases in stock. This custom color will not be made in the fi...
by Ellipse
14 Mar 2020, 00:44
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

Thanks beepbloop for the review with photos and video! Nice APL key set too!

Another new variation:
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by Ellipse
07 Mar 2020, 23:39
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

Thanks for the kind words Gnho. I am always glad to hear from those who enjoy using their new Model F! This project has taken nearly five years and it is good to know that people appreciate the effort put into the project to have a Brand New Model F Keyboard. Please do share a photo of your keyboard...
by Ellipse
06 Mar 2020, 16:21
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

Not yet on a shipped keyboard - would anyone like to be the first silver gray order to ship (split right shift, unprinted keys or no keys only)? Feel free to PM me. Below are some earlier photos of the silver gray cases: finished powdercoated cases (7) - Copy.jpg finished powdercoated cases (14) - C...
by Ellipse
05 Mar 2020, 19:02
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

And here are some unique variations of keyboards that have gone out in recent weeks: The first keyboard (first two photos below) has original IBM XT keys installed, with blank keys for the non-XT keys. 2020-02-14_16-37-37.jpg 2020-02-14_16-38-00.jpg 2020-02-14_17-45-01.jpg 2020-02-14_17-45-12.jpg DS...
by Ellipse
05 Mar 2020, 15:59
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

Yes dad that is correct - fixed the number of orders. Dikkus that is good news. Sorry for the extra work you had to do. There is a way to remove only the spring without having to take apart the keyboard - I posted some instructional videos a few weeks back. My guess is that debris may have fallen on...
by Ellipse
05 Mar 2020, 00:41
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

Maybe the two springs need replacement or re-seating? Dye sub update: I want to get the dye sublimation up and running and then close up the early bird round this month. I am making good progress on the new dye sub setup and hope to start mass sublimation in April. Again my apologies that it has tak...
by Ellipse
04 Mar 2020, 16:34
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

Dikkus have you tried the debounce 6 firmware? Have you tried on another computer?

Also what did you do to the space bar besides re-seat it? And how did you re-seat it?
by Ellipse
04 Mar 2020, 16:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: A Smaller Xwhatsit
Replies: 105
Views: 9583

Re: A Smaller Xwhatsit

Could anyone help with a fix for the xwhatsit firmware issue described by webwit? Here's one experiment and possible firmware bug why a simultaneous release fails on the F62, where it could be a matter of a few microseconds or single scan cycle registering the release of a one key over anther to cau...
by Ellipse
03 Mar 2020, 18:37
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

The Fn key should have Fn1 selected in the drop down menu on both the Base Layer and Layer 1 of the xwhatsit GUI. If it is not selected in Layer 1 as well, you may get the issue you describe.
by Ellipse
29 Feb 2020, 16:31
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

Thanks jasburbak for the detailed review. I am glad that these keyboards will be used as daily drivers all around the world! I have added visual representations of the layouts and function layer to each of the four product pages to help everyone choose. And here's my note on the beige color from a f...
by Ellipse
27 Feb 2020, 06:17
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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

Mattr did you install the space bar inside the space bar tabs? Or is it resting on top? Sometimes by mistake the space bar does not "catch" inside one or both of the metal tabs and it is difficult to see after the keys have been installed. The space bar wire should not be in contact with any key. I ...
by Ellipse
20 Feb 2020, 20:32
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4684
Views: 539760

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: 4684
Views: 539760

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: 105
Views: 9583

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: 4684
Views: 539760

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: 4684
Views: 539760

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: 4684
Views: 539760

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: 4684
Views: 539760

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: 4684
Views: 539760

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.

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