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by SneakyRobb
09 Jan 2019, 15:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Matias Click (Matias Tactile Pro)
Replies: 18
Views: 545

Re: Typing Demo XL - Matias Click (Matias Tactile Pro)

I have this board and I greatly enjoy it and use it frequently. Chyros...Did you take your board to a shoe shine? Seriously wow. These things as you mentioned in your review, pick up dirt like no other. An omnikey or model m/f in a box for 20 years will have dirt on it, but it blends in. You can use...
by SneakyRobb
09 Jan 2019, 15:22
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Problem with a 5251
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re:

The first half of your remark was helpful, thank you. I had missed the chapter "Troubleshooting", where I now found: The edge connector is misaligned with the contacts on the pad card—look closely to make sure the connector contacts are centred on each pad card contact. Not expecting, that the xwha...
by SneakyRobb
08 Jan 2019, 21:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What do "M" and "F" stand for?
Replies: 32
Views: 1549

Re:

This is simply excellent. You should press him for as much material on these as he can come up with, it is invaluable! :D Beamsprings have nine parts if you count the keycap, but not all of them (such as the housing and O-ring) are moving. Still, I can't think of anything else IBM made keyboard-wis...
by SneakyRobb
20 Dec 2018, 23:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What do "M" and "F" stand for?
Replies: 32
Views: 1549

I asked the IBM Archives and the guy there Max who is cool referred me to a copy of the IBM SiteLine June 1982 magazine. It discusses how the Keyboard F Mechanisn Manufacturing is doing more with less versus previous keyboards, Specifically the IBM Model B keyboard mechanism and the Model E keyboard...
by SneakyRobb
17 Dec 2018, 21:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What do "M" and "F" stand for?
Replies: 32
Views: 1549

To quote dw

"Membrane buckling spring (often "Model M"), Capacitive buckling spring (sometimes "Model F")"
by SneakyRobb
17 Dec 2018, 15:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: should we make a new XT layout group buy?
Replies: 28
Views: 1076

I wonder why only the F62 and F77 are built again. Wouldn't the AT be a good third option? When I asked Ellipse about this 2 years ago he said he wanted to focus on a smaller selection of products to make it easier to build/sell etc. Having more models just complicates the already herculean efforts...
by SneakyRobb
26 Nov 2018, 15:59
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Wiki Q and A
Replies: 156
Views: 14117

The identifying shot for SKCP is here: https://deskthority.net/photos-f62/canon-typewriter-keyboards-t4242.html Yours above look the same. It seems that there are versions without the plate retention clip bars, as shown in the photos on the SKCP wiki page. Maybe those are another series (like SKCO ...
by SneakyRobb
20 Nov 2018, 18:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can't get backslash or pipe key working on IBM Model F XT
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Have you used the HID-listen to confirm the output codes? https://www.pjrc.com/teensy/hid_listen.html On the USA layout the back quote key is beside enter. This key is backquote and the shift layer is tilde. On the UK layout this key is hash with the shift layer being tilde. So if Orihalcon sent you...
by SneakyRobb
20 Nov 2018, 17:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Capacitive vs Regular (membrane) Buckling Spring Tactility?
Replies: 20
Views: 896

The current state of the aforementioned. Looks good. I personally find the Big Ass enter keys to bind a lot in the upper area. Yet my F-AT still has it. I don't think the big space bar aside from the annoying method to re-seat it is that bad. I quite like it. The shorter Model M and F122 space bars...
by SneakyRobb
15 Nov 2018, 03:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM M58, the 60% Model M, Very SSK or however IBM called it
Replies: 52
Views: 2023

I got your point. Even if clickclack is playing with my mind it has been a good time searching the holy grail. Even if this keyboard doesn't exist at all I have discovered a lot of things just by that pair of pictures. Hey right on. Me too. Every year or so I remember this keyboard and spend 40-60 ...
by SneakyRobb
15 Nov 2018, 01:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM M58, the 60% Model M, Very SSK or however IBM called it
Replies: 52
Views: 2023

I'm not sure if it's an original IBM keyboard or not but it fits very well to a precise moment in keyboard development. As I stated before, the PCjr style leds and mods and the fact that PS/2 buckling springs appear as a cheap alternative just when PCjr keyboards fiasco, the new PCJr keyboards and ...
by SneakyRobb
15 Nov 2018, 00:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM M58, the 60% Model M, Very SSK or however IBM called it
Replies: 52
Views: 2023

Doesn't clickclack own this keyboard? The mischief making, aloof playful movie prop maker who is also extremely expert in plastics? This keyboard has been posted and discussed many times over the almost 10 years since it was "found." I am not saying this keyboard isn't real. Or that independently IB...
by SneakyRobb
27 May 2015, 00:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: xwhatsit usb capsense question.
Replies: 5
Views: 169

chzel wrote: This is probably a good start.
http://ca.mouser.com
Thanks this is helpful!

Do you know if the AU, AUR, MUR, or other suffixes affect anything?
by SneakyRobb
27 May 2015, 00:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: xwhatsit usb capsense question.
Replies: 5
Views: 169

I am trying to make an ibm beamspring keyboard operational.

I have received the circuit board controller as designed by xwhatsit.

I do not know where I can acquire the microcontroller and other electronic components.
by SneakyRobb
27 May 2015, 00:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: xwhatsit usb capsense question.
Replies: 5
Views: 169

xwhatsit usb capsense question.

Hi,

Where can I order the items especially the ATMEGA32u2 needed to solder together the xwhatsit controller?
There also seem to be different variations of this piece.
I am in Canada.

Thanks
by SneakyRobb
23 Oct 2014, 19:05
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Just about done!
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Yeah. I basically spent about an hour just cutting out the foam with an xacto knife. 2mm is about how thick it is.
by SneakyRobb
22 Oct 2014, 00:24
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Just about done!
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Thanks for the kind words. I have since corrected the orientation of the metal pins. They are backwards in the first picture. I always end up painting my ibm boards with a red internal colour. The metal case on the beam spring though was much harder to remove the paint from. 1970s powder coat pain i...
by SneakyRobb
21 Oct 2014, 01:43
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Just about done!
Replies: 10
Views: 595

The bottom row does not move any different than the other rows. Have you taken apart your keyboard yet? Usually IBM foam disintegrates after 20 years unevenly. So perhaps this may be the cause of your issue. Sometimes with Fxt or At you can get away with foam reusing. This would be the first thing t...
by SneakyRobb
21 Oct 2014, 01:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Just about done!
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Just about done!

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That moment you realize everything is upside down :(
by SneakyRobb
12 Oct 2014, 01:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Classic Mechanical Keyboards As Analogies to Mythical Gods,
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Beam spring is Chaos
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_%28mythology%29

Not because it is formless, but because from it flows all things

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