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by SneakyRobb
Yesterday, 15:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps47 keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Alps47 keyboard

Pretty slick. Very nice and aesthetic.

It always happens that the switch that doesn't work would be the one under the promicro. It is almost a rule!
by SneakyRobb
19 Feb 2020, 20:41
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Have you ever gotten scammed in a keyboard-related transaction?
Replies: 15
Views: 666

Re: Have you ever gotten scammed in a keyboard-related transaction?

I bought a white alps keyboard one time. The seller must have had no idea how to remove keycaps without breaking the stem because a few of the stems were broken off inside the sliders. Unfortunately the seller was quite good at liberally applying glue to the bottom of the broken off keycaps to make ...
by SneakyRobb
19 Feb 2020, 17:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: reverse force switch interest
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: reverse force switch interest

daguil68367 wrote:
19 Feb 2020, 15:14
There seems to be a switch that already has this kind of force curve:

wiki/Burroughs_Opto-Electric
Damn there you go. Much simpler than my idea
by SneakyRobb
19 Feb 2020, 01:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: reverse force switch interest
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: reverse force switch interest

Hrm interesting. Part of the force curve is that you are putting energy into typically a return spring and it stores it up to return the key back up. I am not sure if it is possible to have a force curve as you want using normal metal springs. I can't remember how Hooke's law works, its been many ye...
by SneakyRobb
07 Feb 2020, 19:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Coming Soon - Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 14
Views: 709

Re: Coming Soon - Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller

Wow this looks great!

I personally have always had a very hard time trying to solder together the xwhatsit by hand. I would have really appreciated a through hole hand soldering easy method. So I am happy to see that and look forward to building one!
by SneakyRobb
07 Feb 2020, 17:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 49
Views: 5134

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

"The external coil springs are probably the last unsolved element at this time. " Check Aliexpress, https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32960256676.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.1ec64c4d90iFjC Those are havier than the originals but better than none. Luca Hrmm, that actually looks like it could work size ...
by SneakyRobb
07 Feb 2020, 16:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 49
Views: 5134

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

Unbelievable work!! I'm impressed, what about springs, did You find any clue about how to reproduce them? Luca Hi, The external coil springs are probably the last unsolved element at this time. I will eventually probably buy some of these https://us.misumi-ec.com/vona2/detail/110300268740/?HissuCod...
by SneakyRobb
07 Feb 2020, 01:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 49
Views: 5134

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

Hi, okay. I got some shapeways sliders to experiment attachment methods with. So I am now trying to figure out how to best attach beamsprings to these various sliders. I was thinking that I would put the beams onto the sliders with an alignment square shape. Unfortunately the square I made wasn't hi...
by SneakyRobb
05 Feb 2020, 04:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Foam plug mod for Buckling Springs
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Foam plug mod for Buckling Springs

I've tried using the switch tester the effect of "foam on bottom" and "foam on both sides". Some updated audio samples (sorry again for the poor quality): audio samples 2.zip Foam on bottom is like halfway between no foam and foam on top: The ping is still there but with less reverberation, definit...
by SneakyRobb
04 Feb 2020, 16:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Foam plug mod for Buckling Springs
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: Foam plug mod for Buckling Springs

That is interesting. I may try it on my next F rebuild, clearly it will be much easier with all the parts loose and dis-attached. Agree, this would be quite tedious and Id personally be worried about spring damage doing this while its all together. -- This is an interesting and novel approach. I wo...
by SneakyRobb
04 Feb 2020, 01:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Keyboard Photogrammetry
Replies: 46
Views: 2067

Re: Keyboard Photogrammetry

This is really cool and impressive. I feel like your photographs are almost all top-banner quality. Very aesthetic Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it :) I've been absent for a few weeks and not doing too much keyboard or photo (or combination of the two) stuff during that time. I just got two cat...
by SneakyRobb
01 Feb 2020, 21:20
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] - Xwhatsit Model F Controller & Model F Flippers
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: [WTB] - Xwhatsit Model F Controller & Model F Flippers

Hi, I can shot you 15x model f flippers but I dont have the xwhatsit. Shot me a Pm for your requirements
by SneakyRobb
31 Jan 2020, 19:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT Accidentally bought for... $5!
Replies: 18
Views: 1161

Re: IBM Model F AT Accidentally bought for... $5!

Envy, envy, envy! :) Enjoy your F AT! Would be a great nickname -how come I didn't have that idea the first time I saw the thing? And if we call the AT Model F "the Fat" then we just call it the F122 "the american average body type" Whats wrong, your European desk isn't up to the task of supporting...
by SneakyRobb
30 Jan 2020, 17:41
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23012
Views: 1441092

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-keyboard-3278-VERY-RARE-BEAM-SPRING-MECHANICAL/153815060197?_mwBanner=1&ul_ref=https%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F0%2F0%2F0%3Fmpre%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.com%252Fulk%252Fitm%252F153815060197%26rvr_id%3D0%26rvr_ts%3Df6f3e86416f0a48addf5983bfff4362a&ul_noapp=t...
by SneakyRobb
30 Jan 2020, 17:05
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23012
Views: 1441092

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-keyboard-3278-VERY-RARE-BEAM-SPRING-MECHANICAL/153815060197?_mwBanner=1&ul_ref=https%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F0%2F0%2F0%3Fmpre%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.com%252Fulk%252Fitm%252F153815060197%26rvr_id%3D0%26rvr_ts%3Df6f3e86416f0a48addf5983bfff4362a&ul_noapp=t...
by SneakyRobb
28 Jan 2020, 17:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1746
Views: 167644

Re: Post your desktop.

My University gave me an office, so obviously it needed a Model F to spice it up. (Don't worry - our office walls are quite thick). IMG_20200127_142849004_HDR.jpg Very cool looking. Also I always appreciate writing devices in the top area of model F. that typing angle tho "You know what I'm feeling...
by SneakyRobb
28 Jan 2020, 16:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Telecomet terminal
Replies: 15
Views: 996

Re: Telecomet terminal

kralcifer wrote:
28 Jan 2020, 04:55
Here's a pic that shows how nicely the case cleaned up:

Image
Those colours on the keys look like they are going to pop when its assembled. Very cool.
by SneakyRobb
28 Jan 2020, 04:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Telecomet terminal
Replies: 15
Views: 996

Re: Telecomet terminal

I think you are totally right SneakyRobb. It feels super light yet strong. snacksthecat said his was cracked. Maybe he can chime in on whether it looks like it had the injected bubbles in the middle part of the plastic. Strangely, I strongly felt like that type of finish wouldn't clean up very well...
by SneakyRobb
27 Jan 2020, 21:42
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5100 find
Replies: 19
Views: 1157

Re: IBM 5100 find

Aluminium barrel plate, plastic backplate. Very interesting. That foam does look like some kind of moss collection as well. That plate is actually quite aesthetic tbh. Well done. The keyboard with switches in place. I applied some PTFE dry lube to the sliders for extra smoothness. The whole assembly...
by SneakyRobb
27 Jan 2020, 17:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ideal keycap mount?
Replies: 9
Views: 874

Re: Ideal keycap mount?

anmq91 wrote:
12 Jan 2020, 14:18
The Buckling Spring (BS) design is super stable and I would assume the 'stacked height' would be negligible due to the lack of having an actual slider. It does however mean that you cannot have in/under key back lighting.
Challenge accepted.
by SneakyRobb
27 Jan 2020, 05:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Reproducing Alps Keycaps (IC)
Replies: 55
Views: 2049

Re: Reproducing Alps Keycaps (IC)

I agree with you to a point, thing is that Alps switches will always have a unique sound due to the way that they operate and I don't think that MX based switches will ever get there in the future. Could we make them get there I wonder. If I recall the simplified alps patent references the cherry m...
by SneakyRobb
26 Jan 2020, 17:56
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Honest opinion on beamspring boards?
Replies: 18
Views: 1566

Re: Honest opinion on beamspring boards?

Dear lucky users of beamsprings I have a few questions for you. What's your honest opinion on that switch? What do you love? what do you hate? What will you change? Do you think that there's gonna be a modern reissue of beamspring boards? just like the model F ones. Have a great day! :mrgreen: Hi, ...
by SneakyRobb
25 Jan 2020, 01:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Honest opinion on beamspring boards?
Replies: 18
Views: 1566

Re: Honest opinion on beamspring boards?

they okay
by SneakyRobb
24 Jan 2020, 17:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F Key problem
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: IBM Model F Key problem

Hey guys, I know there is a post talking about a key on the model F getting stuck, but in that case the key is getting stuck on the upstroke. My problem is a little different and weirder. I've got a fully rebuilt Model F AT that runs wonderfully. I replaced the foam as well and cleaned the whole bo...
by SneakyRobb
24 Jan 2020, 15:53
Forum: For sale
Topic: Sold - Chicony 5192 with Cherry MX Pale Blue
Replies: 29
Views: 1134

Re: Chicony 5192 with Cherry MX Pale Blue

While we may have opinions about communities like reddit, let us not try to associate everyone we disagree with, with reddit. The OP has been corrected and seems to have tried to learn from the deskthority wiki and changed the post with the new info. Thus while you may disagree with the price, this ...
by SneakyRobb
22 Jan 2020, 17:41
Forum: Reviews
Topic: IBM 5291 Model F "Bigfoot" keyboard review (capacitive buckling springs)
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Re: IBM 5291 Model F "Bigfoot" keyboard review (capacitive buckling springs)

Darkshado wrote:
22 Jan 2020, 07:05
No reason you couldn't fit something like an XTant assembly in this case... viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3047&start=300
XTravagant idea
by SneakyRobb
21 Jan 2020, 17:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 992

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

Today finally I got a moment of pace and excitement to change my broken flipper on the Model F. It's working beautifully now, all keys feel and sound as they should, just awesome. Thanks for the help again Mr, SneakyRobb for sending those spare switches for the F and the other "fun" switches you in...
by SneakyRobb
20 Jan 2020, 18:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Metal keycaps
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: Metal keycaps

I might get laughed at, but I watched a Linus tech tips vid on the most expensive keyboard they could make. They got sent a tkl keycap set made from milled brass. I think they said it cost something like 2500-3000. not sure if USD or canadian. IDK what my point really is, other than a full set of m...
by SneakyRobb
19 Jan 2020, 23:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5100 find
Replies: 19
Views: 1157

Re: IBM 5100 find

Wow! Top tier. NICE FIND. Looking forward to this!

Very interesting that top aluminium plate. I wonder if the fact it was portable meant they tried to save weight, notwithstanding that 24kg size
by SneakyRobb
19 Jan 2020, 23:05
Forum: Reviews
Topic: IBM 5291 Model F "Bigfoot" keyboard review (capacitive buckling springs)
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Re: IBM 5291 Model F "Bigfoot" keyboard review (capacitive buckling springs)

Great video. This was the first Model F that I got. I didn't know what it was and how it was different from the XT. I just read that Model M was a cheaper Model F, so I got a Model F. They look so alike to the untrained eye!. I ordered one and just couldn't get it to work. Soarer actually sent me so...

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