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by SneakyRobb
12 Sep 2019, 18:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Zed's IBM 3101 Beamspring Triple Restoration Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 768

Re: Zed's IBM 3101 Beamspring Triple Restoration Thread

Hi, One of the best photos for this is this xwhatsit one. Are you able to share a higher res photo of your board so we can see if you have any bridges/orientation? It is kind of hard to see what is going on due to blurriness https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=58192.0;attach=68969;i...
by SneakyRobb
11 Sep 2019, 16:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Are there any benefits to having a mechanical keyboard if you're not a heavy gamer or aren't a power user
Replies: 20
Views: 700

Re: Are there any benefits to having a mechanical keyboard if you're not a heavy gamer or aren't a power user

I guess so I play many games through steam and have 1000+ hours on some games. My pc has full custom water cooling so I would say I'm a real gamer.IMG-20190107-WA0004.jpeg Hi, cool. I guess your coolant doesn't go straight from cpu to gpu, but to a secondary radiator first. You must have super high...
by SneakyRobb
05 Sep 2019, 19:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Burn him at the stake
Replies: 43
Views: 1343

Re: Burn him at the stake

True. Typical to myself, I have not even followed the link. I can imagine based on past experience. Right or wrong… Is the guy meant to be famous or something? Opinionated lookitmeeee! quick takes are typically on platforms every bugger uses, for virality’s sake. Why mediocre baseline item, is the ...
by SneakyRobb
04 Sep 2019, 21:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Burn him at the stake
Replies: 43
Views: 1343

Re: Burn him at the stake

I was just using this keyboard. Overall it just feels like a $20 rubber dome keyboard. My only real point against him is that the board in my view doesn't really need to be singled out. There are other equally as okay rubber domes. Almost none of these points are unique to this board. Pros It is def...
by SneakyRobb
04 Sep 2019, 20:27
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 323
Views: 15877

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Oh, and by the way: […] Do you shy from changing your car oil as well? […] Here again that's not my point. As a matter of fact, I simply drive my car and have the oil changed when necessary (even if changing car oil is normal maintenance and has nothing to do with fixing built-in flaws like broken ...
by SneakyRobb
03 Sep 2019, 20:34
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 323
Views: 15877

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

That was not my point. My point was that IBMs are prone to self-destruction, and that it’s precisely why DT members love them. Because they can prove (or exercise, as may be the case) their skills. Not their keyboard skills, by the way. That would essentially be… typing. . . . This really is a nice...
by SneakyRobb
03 Sep 2019, 18:41
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest
Replies: 72
Views: 8141

Re: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest

snacksthecat wrote:
02 Sep 2019, 04:39
First attempt at a well-looped gif. :twisted:

Image
Delicious.
by SneakyRobb
03 Sep 2019, 18:40
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 323
Views: 15877

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Another unpopular opinion: DT members love vintage IBM keyboards not in spite, but because of their poor quality. After all, everybody can buy a vintage Cherry keyboard which will work for decades, but it takes experts to bring the average vintage IBM keyboard back to functioning correctly, as show...
by SneakyRobb
03 Sep 2019, 17:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Missing Displaywriter keyboard
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: Missing Displaywriter keyboard

Yeah, definitely a frustrating search to find beamspring keyboards these days as everyone is looking for them. I guess the one saving grace when you're looking for a displaywriter is that they are the most common type of beamspring I think, so they tend to fetch a little less than the rest when the...
by SneakyRobb
03 Sep 2019, 16:28
Forum: Gallery
Topic: OrIgInAl AnD cOoL
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: OrIgInAl AnD cOoL

Private American IBM troops lining up for marching (colourized 1980)
by SneakyRobb
31 Aug 2019, 23:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Zed's IBM 3101 Beamspring Triple Restoration Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 768

Re: Zed's IBM 3101 Beamspring Triple Restoration Thread

ZedTheMan wrote:
29 Aug 2019, 22:31
Hello, denizens of Deskthority!
Do we have a demonym?

Desk Thoritarians?
by SneakyRobb
31 Aug 2019, 23:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Laser Keyboard
Replies: 23
Views: 747

Re: Laser Keyboard

The plate was the only difficult thing to clean. Reason being, it has all these deep, awkwardly sized slots where the sliders go. To clean it I gave it a good scrub down with a long bristled brush and some dish soap. These seems to have done an acceptable job. https://i.imgur.com/czW1xsj.jpg Then i...
by SneakyRobb
31 Aug 2019, 23:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alternative blue alps switch?
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Alternative blue alps switch?

I've got a bunch of blue ALPS sliders, click leaves, and springs that you could swap into existing ALPS switches, possibly without even desoldering if you are good at it. Was thinking of listing these for about $2 per "set" eventually. PM me if interested. Hi, I am just curious. What are you doing ...
by SneakyRobb
30 Aug 2019, 17:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Laser Keyboard
Replies: 23
Views: 747

Re: Laser Keyboard

Hi that looks really cool. Is it a contact board then?

Sort of like a topre board but with contacts instead of capacitive?
by SneakyRobb
30 Aug 2019, 16:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Zed's IBM 3101 Beamspring Triple Restoration Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 768

Re: Zed's IBM 3101 Beamspring Triple Restoration Thread

Hi, I always thought this sort of method might have the effect of putting a lot of stress on the white slider. I haven't heard of anyone actually damaging a slider in this way though. Have you ever damaged a slider in this way? Never damaged a slider :D Hi, Ah kay sounds good. I am glad you took th...
by SneakyRobb
30 Aug 2019, 15:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Zed's IBM 3101 Beamspring Triple Restoration Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 768

Re: Zed's IBM 3101 Beamspring Triple Restoration Thread

Hi this is Great Zed, excellent job! On my Beamspring restoration thread I show an easy and safe way to disassemble the beamspring switches you can check it out if you like. Link: https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=22586 I used heavy duty lineman pliers with a tiny bit of electrical tape on...
by SneakyRobb
29 Aug 2019, 18:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where do you guys store your keyboards?
Replies: 26
Views: 932

Re: Where do you guys store your keyboards?

It is a pity to keep them closed in their postal boxes. I think you have enough room in that corner to set a Ikea BESTA up as I made with mines. What do you think of my Ikea low cost solution? Consider anyway that I slightly modded it adding some extra shelves, some of them were also further modded...
by SneakyRobb
29 Aug 2019, 17:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Daily experiments: Trackpoint extension
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Daily experiments: Trackpoint extension

swampangel wrote:
29 Aug 2019, 17:06
OP looks like spam viewtopic.php?t=2999
so weird. I have reported a few of these posts in the last month. always new account copying verbatim some random question from a few years ago
by SneakyRobb
28 Aug 2019, 22:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to gain access to recycling centers?
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: How to gain access to recycling centers?

I have a bit of experience with this sort of thing. Random advice incoming. It's a bit weird but I have found you can't really ask for or buy garbage/recycling easily. If you try to hard to buy it, it leaves the category of "garbage" and returns to being an "item of value." Or worse, they deny you f...
by SneakyRobb
28 Aug 2019, 20:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Lubing Model F springs/sliders
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: Lubing Model F springs/sliders

Hi, I wouldn't say the feet are or are not responsible for the F122 spacebar sound. The keyboard causes the sound. I am just throwing out possible causes for your issue! Does the bolt interfere with either of the spacebars going down all the way? Can you post some images of the bolt and its location...
by SneakyRobb
28 Aug 2019, 17:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Lubing Model F springs/sliders
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: Lubing Model F springs/sliders

In my anecdotal experience whenever I try to combine new unicomp keycaps with old model f barrel frames it always feels a bit scratchy. I think its just because the model m barrel frame seems more slippery than the model f barrel housings and perhaps the unicomp keys are slightly different to take ...
by SneakyRobb
28 Aug 2019, 16:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Lubing Model F springs/sliders
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: Lubing Model F springs/sliders

In my anecdotal experience whenever I try to combine new unicomp keycaps with old model f barrel frames it always feels a bit scratchy. I think its just because the model m barrel frame seems more slippery than the model f barrel housings and perhaps the unicomp keys are slightly different to take a...
by SneakyRobb
28 Aug 2019, 16:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Reattaching space bar on 1983 IBM 4584656
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Reattaching space bar on 1983 IBM 4584656

Hi, Halfway down this post it shows how to properly set the space bar. I am not suggesting you do the mod, just that the guide will help getting the spacebar set correctly https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?t=6982 You basically yes have to disassemble it and then use floss or fishing line to pull...
by SneakyRobb
28 Aug 2019, 16:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where do you guys store your keyboards?
Replies: 26
Views: 932

Re: Where do you guys store your keyboards?

Chyros wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 09:57
~270 models off the top of my head – I keep them in Kallax cupboards.

Approaching Raiders of the Lost Ark warehouse tier
by SneakyRobb
27 Aug 2019, 15:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense (now with inductive sensing, too!)
Replies: 516
Views: 38515

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

Open source does not mean you get to randomly decide receiving free tech support for your free software is actually you doing "quality control work." Beyond unreasonable position to try to turn someone helping you into you helping them and demanding satisfaction for that. I'm not demanding anything...
by SneakyRobb
26 Aug 2019, 21:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense (now with inductive sensing, too!)
Replies: 516
Views: 38515

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

Open source does not mean you get to randomly decide receiving free tech support for your free software is actually you doing "quality control work." Beyond unreasonable position to try to turn someone helping you into you helping them and demanding satisfaction for that. So with that said, I'm not ...
by SneakyRobb
21 Aug 2019, 01:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3264
Views: 149603

Re: Alps Appreciation

Just bought some loose SKCM blue switches off ebay, to go into an Lunar AEK build. Does anyone have experience with the Nexus sliders? I want to use MX keycaps with them. Ah, I should have realized that. I was hoping to find black or dark colored keycaps, but I guess I can live with AEK keycaps. I ...
by SneakyRobb
20 Aug 2019, 17:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3264
Views: 149603

Re: Alps Appreciation

Thanks for the helpful information guys! So after further disassembly, looks like it does have different switches. However, as you can see in the picture, the sticker which covers the middle screw is not broken(before my disassembly). I wonder if this is a genuine sticker... Ahh.. those usefull sti...
by SneakyRobb
07 Aug 2019, 20:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [RANT] Cheap-ass laptop keyboards suck harder every year. Why bother?
Replies: 39
Views: 1958

Re: [RANT] Cheap-ass laptop keyboards suck harder every year. Why bother?

It is NOT a necroposting if the issue is still in vigour! You'll surely remember my ranting about the brutish way the ISO-based Spanish layout was forced on top of the ANSI-ish keyboard in my work-issued laptop, and how what was supposed to be the RCTRL key (already unacceptably shrunk to 1U) was m...
by SneakyRobb
07 Aug 2019, 19:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Behold the first switch I ever designed.
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Re: Behold the first switch I ever designed.

3d printed plastic pieces can be quite rough, but for rough prototypes they can be very useful. You can print in abs with finer resolutions to smooth them out and use the acetone/filler/sanding methods to get them less rough. For longer term use I would use the printer to make the model and then smo...

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