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by Blaise170
29 Mar 2020, 16:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: "Restoring" and hacking a Pinnacle Deko!
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: "Restoring" and hacking a Pinnacle Deko!

Wow I'm really glad to have gotten these into your hands, you've done more in a few days than I was ever able to do in the few years I owned it. Nice work!
by Blaise170
28 Mar 2020, 01:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Linear switch for autoimmune arthritis: light or heavy?
Replies: 24
Views: 1195

Re: Linear switch for autoimmune arthritis: light or heavy?

Just as a small note, getting one of the 5576 is pretty unobtainable at this point, the ones I've seen recently are going for $300+ and that's before considering the shipping costs.
by Blaise170
27 Mar 2020, 22:30
Forum: For sale
Topic: Blaise's free recycling thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1485

Re: Blaise's free recycling thread

Added another board
by Blaise170
25 Mar 2020, 19:33
Forum: Vendors
Topic: More products added
Replies: 258
Views: 35170

Re: More products added

Cool stuff as always.
by Blaise170
25 Mar 2020, 17:51
Forum: For sale
Topic: Blaise's free recycling thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1485

Re: Blaise's free recycling thread

Updated
by Blaise170
23 Mar 2020, 18:33
Forum: For sale
Topic: Blaise's free recycling thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1485

Re: Blaise's free recycling thread

Added two more boards.
by Blaise170
23 Mar 2020, 17:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Linear switch for autoimmune arthritis: light or heavy?
Replies: 24
Views: 1195

Re: Linear switch for autoimmune arthritis: light or heavy?

If you type rather lightly anyways then I'd suggest Gateron Clears with o-rings or Matias Linears. I personally think Matias Linears aren't very good with dampers, but that might be just what you need to provide additional cushion to your fingers.
by Blaise170
21 Mar 2020, 18:30
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1586756

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Theoretically you could but it would be criminal to use them on anything else, these are hall effect switches after all.
by Blaise170
21 Mar 2020, 16:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 39404

Re: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

Well you also can't really tell from the photos but the keys are smaller than 1U, they are probably something like 0.85U which really throws me off as a touch typist. Plus I use the edges of the keys to figure out where I am in terms of board so having rounded keys like that is even worse.
by Blaise170
21 Mar 2020, 15:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Separating keyboard from PC
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: Separating keyboard from PC

A year or two ago I bought an old IBM InfoWindow II that came with both the CRT and keyboard, I think shipping was around $50 if I'm remembering that right. The CRTs are (obviously) quite heavy, much more so than the keyboards. You can always offer it for free and just have the recipient pay shippin...
by Blaise170
21 Mar 2020, 14:48
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1586756

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I saw that last night - I'd snap it up in a heartbeat if I were still serious about collecting, but I'm trying to downsize as it is already.
by Blaise170
21 Mar 2020, 14:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Separating keyboard from PC
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: Separating keyboard from PC

Here most people will give you the advice that it's okay as long as the orphaned system goes to a good home, which is also the mindset that I use (generally). On the other hand, I'm a member of a few vintage computing servers and they strongly disapprove of us doing so, and I've taken heat from them...
by Blaise170
21 Mar 2020, 14:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M - Any tips on gluing a chipped case?
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: IBM Model M - Any tips on gluing a chipped case?

I've never glued a keyboard case but I've done some minor work with plastic and found epoxy works quite well and will likely hold better than glue would.
by Blaise170
21 Mar 2020, 14:31
Forum: For sale
Topic: Blaise's free recycling thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1485

Re: Blaise's free recycling thread

JP! wrote:
21 Mar 2020, 05:40
Was that M122 used for self-defense?
Sure looks like it doesn't it? :lol:
by Blaise170
21 Mar 2020, 04:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Saving our devices for posterity
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Saving our devices for posterity

This is actually not a terrible idea.
by Blaise170
21 Mar 2020, 03:50
Forum: For sale
Topic: Blaise's free recycling thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1485

Re: Blaise's free recycling thread

It's on the heavier side, so probably like $15 if I had to guess.
by Blaise170
21 Mar 2020, 03:01
Forum: For sale
Topic: Blaise's free recycling thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1485

Blaise's free recycling thread

Hi all, currently have in my possession a number of boards which are more damaged than I'm willing to try to fix. Most of these will probably still work if you put in the effort. They are all in varying states of brokenness. I'm giving them all away for free , just pay the shipping on it (should be ...
by Blaise170
19 Mar 2020, 23:24
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Where do you guys find your vintage keyboards?
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Re: Where do you guys find your vintage keyboards?

Yeah I think a lot of us have ended up in that same position at some point, ending up with a massive collection and not knowing what to do with it all. I used to spend hours just browsing eBay and finding stuff listed incorrectly.
by Blaise170
19 Mar 2020, 23:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 39404

Re: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

I actually got sent a sample of one of those when they first started producing them and they were okay for what they are but the key shape made it really difficult to type on. On the plus side it was backlit and bluetooth which is pretty nice. Mine was just white keys with a teal case though, so muc...
by Blaise170
19 Mar 2020, 22:56
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Where do you guys find your vintage keyboards?
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Re: Where do you guys find your vintage keyboards?

I've found a good chunk of my stuff on eBay, but this was back before the community was as large as it is now. I'd say a good 25% of my collection came from Japan since I have the ability to access Yahoo! Auctions. The best deals I've gotten have come from thrift stores or small "mom and pop" type s...
by Blaise170
19 Mar 2020, 22:51
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Computer Reset Conundrum
Replies: 82
Views: 4566

Re: Computer Reset Conundrum

I've hesitated to even comment on this thread, but honestly the crusade against Redmaus is nothing short of juvenile. I don't know the facts so I can't pass judgement on any of the parties involved, however the fact that new accounts here have been created to purposefully spam our forums is unaccept...
by Blaise170
08 Mar 2020, 22:33
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Pro role for Discord
Replies: 13
Views: 879

Re: DT Pro role for Discord

On the same token having region based roles might be good too, so that people know approximate locations (e.g. NA, EU, AS, AU, SA, etc.)
by Blaise170
06 Mar 2020, 16:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Variable weighting, potentially analog switch interest check
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Variable weighting, potentially analog switch interest check

For analog switches magnets often work the best in my experience, they have a pretty linear force curve until you bottom out the switch at which point the force curve increases dramatically. You don't need electromagnets at all, there are a huge number of magnetic switches that already exist, albeit...
by Blaise170
06 Mar 2020, 16:28
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Pro role for Discord
Replies: 13
Views: 879

DT Pro role for Discord

This is not a huge deal, but it would be cool if we could get a role on Discord for DT Pro members. :mrgreen:
by Blaise170
03 Mar 2020, 21:08
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23341
Views: 1586756

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

4sStylZ wrote:
20 Feb 2020, 16:22
https://www.leboncoin.fr/informatique/1749888326.htm/

Dell AT102W ISO Azerty (French) with Alps Black for 76€.

I don’t think find this interesting. Do you agree ?
How are Vintage black ?
PS : I can be your proxy if you want it.
Too expensive imo
by Blaise170
29 Feb 2020, 00:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2961
Views: 290133

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Always been jealous of your Alps boards E3E, they've just always been too expensive to justify for me. Currently using this at work, Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid with MX Greens. Blue Vortex case and Korean PBT caps with Jelly Key artisan.

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by Blaise170
14 Jan 2020, 20:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3514
Views: 222946

Re: Alps Appreciation

4 years later and this thread is still going strong - awesome. :)
by Blaise170
05 Jan 2020, 01:02
Forum: Other
Topic: Need something proxied from Sweden (EU)
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Need something proxied from Sweden (EU)

Hey everyone, a friend of mine wants to order something from Sweden, but after paying they refunded saying they couldn't ship to the US. Can someone that lives in the EU (preferably Sweden) that can proxy this for me? I'd of course pay for your time and efforts. Thanks! :D
by Blaise170
13 Dec 2019, 16:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Thickness of foam for Model F XT
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Thickness of foam for Model F XT

At these sizes I'd just go with the 2.3mm foam, you're talking a difference of only 300μm from the 2.0mm you've been recommended. For reference, a strand of hair is usually around 100-150μm wide.
by Blaise170
13 Dec 2019, 15:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can anyone proxy me some Unicomp stuff?
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Can anyone proxy me some Unicomp stuff?

I can help you out, though shipping might not be much cheaper overall depending on what you are ordering.

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