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by XMIT
04 Jul 2020, 03:56
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming
Replies: 70
Views: 5503

Re: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming

I don't care about the customization fee, if they have a route to a 103-key board, they have a route to my business! Agreed. Time for a REAL Keyboard here with all the goodies supplied. Then it's a bought item without haste. Although now in the US everything is kind of weird and strange, so hanging...
by XMIT
02 Jul 2020, 04:44
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Nissho KB106DE
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: [WTB] Nissho KB106DE

I'm glad to hear you found a board! Mine did arrive, I'm hoping to get photos in the next week or so
by XMIT
01 Jul 2020, 19:29
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Nissho KB106DE
Replies: 2
Views: 134

[WTB] Nissho KB106DE

Figured I'd try my luck in case someone has one sitting around :twisted: Looking for a Nissho KB106DE. I missed a few chances about five years ago to get one and here we are. I was hoping to go to Japan this year to try finding one. So it goes. If you have one you'd like to send my way, regardless o...
by XMIT
01 Jul 2020, 17:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 87
Views: 5400

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Which are then immediately followed by cat video surveillance! But yes, I hear you man. I know, I have such will power don't I :lol: Dipping back into the old folders. I remember the exchange that preceded this one... "Hold this please" "Why?" "Shh just hold it" *ka-chick* https://i.imgur.com/k9Fpt...
by XMIT
27 Jun 2020, 22:33
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23549
Views: 1675275

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Weezer wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 17:55
https://www.ebay.com/itm/In-Stock-Xwhat ... SwQV5e8~1y

Are you kidding me?
joestran1, aka Ellipse.
by XMIT
26 Jun 2020, 19:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: XMIT Reviews: Topre Realforce R2 (PFU Limited Edition)
Replies: 29
Views: 3223

Re: XMIT Reviews: Topre Realforce R2 (PFU Limited Edition)

Stay tuned for a Realforce RGB review. I do have a pretty good cache of "Nopre" boards here, knockoff Chinese/Korean electrostatic capacitive boards using the same principle. I'll do a showdown between them at some point. Thank you so much for this detailed review. I recently reviewed my new ABKO K...
by XMIT
26 Jun 2020, 19:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: XMIT Reviews: Topre Realforce R2 (PFU Limited Edition)
Replies: 29
Views: 3223

Re: XMIT Reviews: Topre Realforce R2 (PFU Limited Edition)

andrewjoy wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 17:28
It is loverly but it just does not quite feel as smooth as a classic realforce i had on loan or even my novatouch.... i am guessing it takes a few days to break it.
Agreed. I wonder if these are new molds, and if the tolerances are just a hair off.
by XMIT
18 Jun 2020, 22:47
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming
Replies: 70
Views: 5503

Re: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming

I don't care about the customization fee, if they have a route to a 103-key board, they have a route to my business!
by XMIT
17 Jun 2020, 19:17
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] Kingsaver, Xerox docutech, SKCM Blue, SKCM Undamped Cream, Alps Boards, etc
Replies: 11
Views: 920

Re: [WTS] Kingsaver, Xerox docutech, SKCM Blue, SKCM Undamped Cream, SGI caps, Alps Boards, etc

Damonskv wrote:
17 Jun 2020, 18:48
I hope you decide to sell your broken m15 ;)
I bet you do! That's pretty low on my list of things to clean out. Did you ever get a new knob for yours?
by XMIT
17 Jun 2020, 18:26
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] Kingsaver, Xerox docutech, SKCM Blue, SKCM Undamped Cream, Alps Boards, etc
Replies: 11
Views: 920

Re: [WTS] Kingsaver, Xerox docutech, SKCM Blue, SKCM Undamped Cream, SGI caps, Alps Boards, etc

Ooh! PM sent for the IBM 5576-002. This is a hard one to find! Awe crap, you beat me to it. :( Next in line please :) Well, to be fair, this is one of just three keyboards remaining on my wish list, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw the listing this morning. :o :shock: I'd welcome any lea...
by XMIT
12 Jun 2020, 21:35
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many keyboards is enough?!
Replies: 18
Views: 1113

Re: How many keyboards is enough?!

When you start having so many of a particular type that you can't keep track any longer. That's what spreadsheets are for :D I should add: when it becomes easier to acquire more boards than keeping the spreadsheet current. (I did a re-inventory on February and /still/ haven't updated my records.)
by XMIT
12 Jun 2020, 15:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Convert Model M to QMK?
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Convert Model M to QMK?

Google around or search deskthority.net for "phosphorglow colossus". It was running TMK. Even if you can't get NKRO because of the membranes you can still get reduced power consumption and macros. Good luck.
by XMIT
12 Jun 2020, 15:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Nssho KB106DE Topre keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Nssho KB106DE Topre keyboard

The Nissho KB106DE - along with Alps plate springs - are the last boards that continue to evade me. I was hoping to go to Japan to find some before COVID. This looks like a beautiful example.
by XMIT
12 Jun 2020, 15:42
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many keyboards is enough?!
Replies: 18
Views: 1113

Re: How many keyboards is enough?!

When you start having so many of a particular type that you can't keep track any longer. When you need a shipping container to store them. When you spend more time thinking about how to store the keyboards than actually using them. When seeing a Model M on Craigslist no longer becomes exciting. I th...
by XMIT
07 Jun 2020, 01:10
Forum: News
Topic: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch
Replies: 24
Views: 1896

Re: [New Product] Kailh Silent Box Switch

3.6mm of travel is a deal breaker for me on full sized. It's why I couldn't use the "Romer-G" or "Gamma Zulu" switches.
by XMIT
03 Jun 2020, 01:22
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5071
Views: 611824

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Here are the bare zinc cases (already claimed for these samples but you can of course remove the paint of yours - not sure about sanding). Might want a clear coat or something to protect it. 20160714_195852 - Copy - Copy (2).jpg 20160714_201105 - Copy - Copy (2).jpg Would I have any issues if I got...
by XMIT
01 Jun 2020, 17:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unicomp - New Model M review
Replies: 23
Views: 1211

Re: Unicomp - New Model M review

Can you replace the spacebar with a longer one, in order to remove that horrible button on the right that takes the place of the alt gr? What are you talking about? The RALT key (Alt or AltGr) is in the correct position and is of the correct size (1.5u). They had every opportunity to fix the bottom...
by XMIT
28 May 2020, 21:46
Forum: Reviews
Topic: BKE Redux Light domes (in a silenced Novatouch)
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: BKE Redux Light domes (in a silenced Novatouch)

the_marsbar wrote:
28 May 2020, 12:53
V2 domes are compatible with the Realforce RGB it seems (whatever that means?)
It means that there are cutouts for the surface mount LEDs on the Realforce RGB PCB. I did a thorough teardown of one back in December/January; look around for the photos if curious.
by XMIT
21 May 2020, 17:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Buckling Spring Recreations?
Replies: 11
Views: 779

Re: Buckling Spring Recreations?

You rang? The manufacturer of my boards went out of business. So to make a new offering I need to start from scratch. It's a chance to get a lot of things right! But don't hold your breath... Well, let's crowd fund it. I have faith in you! That's very kind. Let me get a design and a working prototy...
by XMIT
19 May 2020, 19:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Buckling Spring Recreations?
Replies: 11
Views: 779

Re: Buckling Spring Recreations?

You rang?

The manufacturer of my boards went out of business. So to make a new offering I need to start from scratch. It's a chance to get a lot of things right! But don't hold your breath...
by XMIT
01 May 2020, 22:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: When did you first start appreciating keyboards?
Replies: 29
Views: 1462

Re: When did you first start appreciating keyboards?

I have a long answer to this that I wrote a while ago. Check out:

https://www.xmitkeyboards.com/2019/10/30/about-xmit/
by XMIT
28 Apr 2020, 22:23
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Blaise170
Replies: 26
Views: 1854

Re: Blaise170

:cry:
by XMIT
11 Mar 2020, 19:18
Forum: Other
Topic: Best parcel boxes / protection for Model M
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: Best parcel boxes / protection for Model M

In the US: https://www.esupplystore.com/19-18-x-9-18-x-2-316-Deluxe-Literature-Mailers--bundle-of-50_p_3112.html as a keyboard inner box https://store.usps.com/store/product/shipping-supplies/priority-mail-large-flat-rate-board-game-box-gbfrb-P_GB_FRB as an outer shipping box Newspaper, packing pean...
by XMIT
08 Mar 2020, 17:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Soft Touch Model M mod - has anyone tried this?
Replies: 21
Views: 1627

Re: IBM Soft Touch Model M mod - has anyone tried this?

Mostly unused, admittedly, but my big concern was hardening or running of the lubricant over time.

Simulating a million or so strokes takes a drill, a jig, and a month.
by XMIT
07 Mar 2020, 18:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Variable weighting, potentially analog switch interest check
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: Variable weighting, potentially analog switch interest check

Sorry if I was not clear. My latency concern was for dynamically varying force on the switch while typing by, say, varying current through a solenoid. There would be on the order of a hundred to a thousand sample points in a 4mm key stroke and a desire to vary force within a very tight window. I'm n...
by XMIT
06 Mar 2020, 23:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Soft Touch Model M mod - has anyone tried this?
Replies: 21
Views: 1627

Re: IBM Soft Touch Model M mod - has anyone tried this?

Just a toothpick but I was working on a flipper and spring assembly that was out of the keyboard. You just want to coat the coils of the spring, not fill it. I'll see if I can get some photos to make it more clear.
by XMIT
06 Mar 2020, 19:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Soft Touch Model M mod - has anyone tried this?
Replies: 21
Views: 1627

Re: IBM Soft Touch Model M mod - has anyone tried this?

Haha. You are welcome to send me a keyboard! The shipping will be prohibitive! It would be cheaper for me to send you the grease. :roll:

I have plenty of Model Ms here to donate to the cause. This has been on my back burner since ... 2016? :shock:
by XMIT
06 Mar 2020, 19:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Variable weighting, potentially analog switch interest check
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: Variable weighting, potentially analog switch interest check

Power and latency are concerns. You're not the first to have had this idea.

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