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by SneakyRobb
Today, 04:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Queries
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Model F Queries

Hey all, Once again, the IBM hunt continues and I've stumbled across a couple of Model Fs online. I'm not really privy to a lot of IBM stuff, having Dad (Robin to some of you!) work for CHERRY for the past twenty three years, and so wondered if you guys could help. Being based in the UK, it appears...
by SneakyRobb
Today, 03:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 33
Views: 2319

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

I don't think you need such stabilizers - the switch is under the key center everywhere. The stabilizer is there so it pulls down the other side of the key when you press off-center. To achieve this, it must be held down at the other end. Suppose you press the left end of your spacebar. Downforce o...
by SneakyRobb
Yesterday, 01:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 33
Views: 2319

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

Hi, I have due to a stencil manufacturer error only about 50 flysprings in these packs. I tried for 0.003 inch thick steel this time. I think it will allow for a nicer* feel. We will see. I will be begin bending these and combining them with my carbon 3D printed feet. I still don't know if I like th...
by SneakyRobb
19 Jul 2019, 00:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 39
Views: 2907

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

Noice! :D If you can tolerate the size, the battleship is one of the best keyboards around IMO! :D I love it. It makes me feel like I'm on the bridge of the USS Enterprise or something lol. The only thing I changed is I put one of those big-ass enter keys in it cause I dont like the iso enter. F122...
by SneakyRobb
18 Jul 2019, 20:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 39
Views: 2907

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

The Hall effect linear switch is most definitely a great development, but Wooting are also making one, and their previous switch was excellent, so I'm sure the two will be hefty competition to each other on this front. I reckon the clicky, beamspring-type switch is going to be a USP, though. I am d...
by SneakyRobb
18 Jul 2019, 16:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 39
Views: 2907

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

I would like to see more of this switch
by SneakyRobb
18 Jul 2019, 04:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 39
Views: 2907

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

I am excited about this
by SneakyRobb
17 Jul 2019, 21:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 39
Views: 2907

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

The switch does look cool
by SneakyRobb
17 Jul 2019, 17:22
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 213
Views: 6620

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

There was a time when Apple survived ONLY because Macintoshes had become THE standard in the graphic design and (lower-grade) desktop publishing industry. There was another time when Apple survived ONLY because a certain criminal sent money their way to avoid being targeted as the monopolist he tru...
by SneakyRobb
16 Jul 2019, 23:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 39
Views: 2907

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

The beamspring switches will come in the future, it says. Seems like a very interesting board! :D Oh yeah, I guess so. I guess I'm still a bit dubious of a kickstarter project where you cant actually see or test or see someone review the product. Speaking of which, I'm sure you get this a lot but b...
by SneakyRobb
16 Jul 2019, 21:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 39
Views: 2907

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

The beamspring switches will come in the future, it says. Seems like a very interesting board! :D Oh yeah, I guess so. I guess I'm still a bit dubious of a kickstarter project where you cant actually see or test or see someone review the product. Speaking of which, I'm sure you get this a lot but b...
by SneakyRobb
16 Jul 2019, 18:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 restoration (rebuilding phase)
Replies: 48
Views: 2903

Re: IBM 5251 restoration (rebuilding phase)

Okay I may have jumped the gun with that last conclusion. The jury is still out but I suspect it may be a problem. Anyways, I'm moving forward using the other keyboard as a stand-in. The edge connector on the PCB had a bunch of black spots. Some sort of corrosion/oxidation (?). I removed this with ...
by SneakyRobb
15 Jul 2019, 20:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Behold the first switch I ever designed.
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Behold the first switch I ever designed.

That is really cool. I hope to see further updates. Good job!
by SneakyRobb
15 Jul 2019, 02:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 restoration (rebuilding phase)
Replies: 48
Views: 2903

Re: IBM 5251 restoration (rebuilding phase)

It would cost you perhaps $50 +import/etc but you could always make a new PCB for it. I have had success making new beamspring PCBs with DMA and Wcass help. Do you have kicad files for the 3101 PCB? I am assuming the PCB for 3101 is the same for 3278 and 3727. Hi I dont have any files for these pcb...
by SneakyRobb
14 Jul 2019, 15:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SOLVED: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off
Replies: 25
Views: 972

Re: Help: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off

That does make sense, I don't see why two switches should trigger the space-bar. Now some help me with more ideas on how to get the controller off please .... The spacebar uses only one switch but it has 2 sliders. The other slider never had a foot, which means every beamspring keyboard basically c...
by SneakyRobb
13 Jul 2019, 00:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Any decent keypad module out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Any decent keypad module out there?

Hi, do you mean just some kind of macro pad there with some kind of switches? Like between the circular thing top right and the pcb with the screen? Do you have any preference for switches? Case? Or what? I sort of understand what you mean, but you need to phrase it in a way that people here get wha...
by SneakyRobb
13 Jul 2019, 00:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Can't get some keys on Model F to stick to spring
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Can't get some keys on Model F to stick to spring

rpgwaiter wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 23:26
I got it working, tilting the keyboard did the trick. Thanks guys.
excellent good job
by SneakyRobb
12 Jul 2019, 16:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 33
Views: 2319

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

Hi, So after many attempts at bending the flysprings I am refining a 3d printed molding block. So far the best way to get the gentle curve has been to use jewelry looping pliers. I think the 3d printed form will be easier in the long run and at home when I need to make over 100 for the full size bea...
by SneakyRobb
12 Jul 2019, 16:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM model F's tribute
Replies: 48
Views: 2862

Re: IBM model F's tribute

karlmartin95 wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 12:40
Nice, I have only 2 models F.

IBM Model F Bigfoot
IBM 4704 F77

I'm in the searching for the others!
That flex thou
by SneakyRobb
11 Jul 2019, 19:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Converting IBM 4980 Model F Battleship
Replies: 29
Views: 1073

Re: Converting IBM 4980 Model F Battleship

Thanks for linking that. Nope, no scancodes. Ah alright then. I am not entirely sure. I may be totally wrong on this, maybe conversion is done terminal side and it is just sending normal codes, it is a normal keyboard and we are overlooking something... I was just about to strip it down and clean e...
by SneakyRobb
11 Jul 2019, 18:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Converting IBM 4980 Model F Battleship
Replies: 29
Views: 1073

Re: Converting IBM 4980 Model F Battleship

Looks like it's XWhatsit then. Just so I know what to do when I get it, is it as simple as soldering it to the PCB and installing the Capsense GUI? Hi yes it would be that simple. It is a bit complicated but you should be able to figure it out. Before that though, just to check. Are you able to con...
by SneakyRobb
11 Jul 2019, 18:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Converting IBM 4980 Model F Battleship
Replies: 29
Views: 1073

Re: Converting IBM 4980 Model F Battleship

Looks like it's XWhatsit then. Just so I know what to do when I get it, is it as simple as soldering it to the PCB and installing the Capsense GUI? Hi yes it would be that simple. It is a bit complicated but you should be able to figure it out. Before that though, just to check. Are you able to con...
by SneakyRobb
11 Jul 2019, 16:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Converting IBM 4980 Model F Battleship
Replies: 29
Views: 1073

Re: Converting IBM 4980 Model F Battleship

So I believe according to this document http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/ibm/series1/edx/communicationsFacility/SL23-0104-2_EDX_Comm_Facility_Design_and_Installation_Guide_Sep86.pdf That this keyboard speaks "3270/BSC data stream." but I am not sure "The IOCP and the data stream support make t...
by SneakyRobb
11 Jul 2019, 15:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Converting IBM 4980 Model F Battleship
Replies: 29
Views: 1073

Re: Converting IBM 4980 Model F Battleship

Indeed. I wish someone like Orihalcon did ready made Common Sense controllers. They’re too much for me to understand. And I’ve built my own Soarer and TMK converters; from soldering to firmware flashing. All that Cypress stuff, though, baffles me like an SDK for a games console. What is the advanta...
by SneakyRobb
11 Jul 2019, 05:15
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 213
Views: 6620

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

minecraft is stupid and should die already No. minecraft became stupid when certain people played up the "combat" factor and the "new administration" tried to give a "direction" to the game. The basic concept (open-end sandbox game with virtual lego-like bricks on a large flatland with varying terr...
by SneakyRobb
08 Jul 2019, 16:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77 FINISHED
Replies: 76
Views: 2438

Re: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77

Hello everyone, my name is Carlos and I'm new in this amazing forum. I want to show you my new find and of course, ask for advices. The keyboard is an IBM 4704 F77, I got it from a Bank that threw all the IBM stuff to the street. I only got this keyboard. https://i.imgur.com/mAC4Jpb.jpg Gallery of ...
by SneakyRobb
05 Jul 2019, 22:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp SSKs are coming later this year
Replies: 21
Views: 1124

Re: Unicomp SSKs are coming later this year

I wonder how much the Unicomp SSK will cost. Who knows how much the original SSKs used to cost compared to the standard Models M? Less, actually. $156 versus $217, off the top of my head. I looked it up for a video about to release in a few weeks xD . Kind of ironic how expensive they are now.. hah...
by SneakyRobb
05 Jul 2019, 19:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp SSKs are coming later this year
Replies: 21
Views: 1124

Re: Unicomp SSKs are coming later this year

The real question is whether or not they are just going to fold the membrane :D
by SneakyRobb
04 Jul 2019, 19:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 164
Views: 10135

Re: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)

It may not impact it as much as the case does, but one thing to remember is that the FXT, FAT and F122 came with different and varying capacitive feet as well as arguably slight differences in the springs/angles of springs. As seen here. https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?t=9715 I actually used X...
by SneakyRobb
03 Jul 2019, 16:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Leaf80 - Bolt modded Alps Plate Spring TKL
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: Leaf80 - Bolt modded Alps Plate Spring TKL

Wow this is great. I have a bunch of platespring switches and am inspired to make a small custom board. Great job.

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