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by XMIT
17 Jul 2019, 13:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 41
Views: 3017

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

Jacob, or HaaTa, the creator of these boards, was quite active here for a while. He then decided to focus on manufacturing rather than posting.

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by XMIT
17 Jul 2019, 03:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 41
Views: 3017

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

Um? Search around for prior discussions of this topic here, even former postings by me.

I know the creators personally. I know the switch manufacturer personally. This is a real thing. I've just ordered two. This is the most exciting keyboard development of the year.
by XMIT
17 Jul 2019, 03:56
Forum: Other
Topic: Proxy service from Computer Reset
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: Proxy service from Computer Reset

I'd still love to take a trip up there. What do I do? Just show up? Will I be turned away at the door? Don't really want to drive four hours just to be given the boot.

Texas. The gas is half price, so the cars use double the gas to compensate. :/
by XMIT
20 Jun 2019, 18:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What's this IBM floss mod I keep seeing mentioned?
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: What's this IBM floss mod I keep seeing mentioned?

Yes. It's in the wiki . It removes the ringing but keeps the click. A length of fuzzy dental floss is inserted into the spring. I've done it on a IBM M2 and can confirm that it works. I have also heard of people lubricating their springs with thick grease to achieve the same thing, but I think that...
by XMIT
19 Jun 2019, 02:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 63
Views: 3041

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

Why would you not be let back in? Just you or anyone?

It's 7 hours of driving just to check it out, so, I'll probably sit this out.

Sure, come see the collection. Bring a camera. Most of it is in storage at the moment.
by XMIT
19 Jun 2019, 01:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 63
Views: 3041

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

Elecplus I still have that Unsaver on my shelf, it's part of my permanent collection. Thank you again for it. Redmaus, I'd consider a trip up myself if I didn't think it would be a complete waste of time. It's hard to know if you cleared out many of the keyboards or if there is still more being unco...
by XMIT
07 Jun 2019, 18:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything
Replies: 31
Views: 3033

Re: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything

Redmaus claims to have gotten some stuff here. Redmaus, what did you get, and what can you tell us? I assume everything is long gone at this point.
by XMIT
07 Jun 2019, 18:21
Forum: For sale
Topic: Redmaus Megasale
Replies: 53
Views: 4049

Re: Redmaus Megasale

Redmaus wrote:
07 Jun 2019, 02:09
XMIT wrote:
05 Jun 2019, 20:59
Did you pick up anything from Computer Reset?
Yes I did :mrgreen:
Yeah it's a shame I didn't get up there. I have too much stuff already. Though it's been a while since I found a pre-1988 Model M in the wild, those are always a welcome find. Anyway, GLWS.
by XMIT
05 Jun 2019, 20:59
Forum: For sale
Topic: Redmaus Megasale
Replies: 53
Views: 4049

Re: Redmaus Megasale

Did you pick up anything from Computer Reset?
by XMIT
31 May 2019, 15:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Krytox Oils for linear Switchers - where to buy from Germany?
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: Krytox Oils for linear Switchers - where to buy from Germany?

Finish Line Extreme Fluoro is a lightweight fluorinated grease that is very similar to Krytox. Specifically, it's manufactured by DuPont, with a slightly different formulation. http://www.finishlineusa.com/products/bicycle-greases/extreme-fluoro-grease It tends to run about 20 USD for 20 grams, far ...
by XMIT
27 May 2019, 23:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)
Replies: 51
Views: 2638

Re: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)

Slom wrote:
27 May 2019, 23:05
XMIT wrote:
27 May 2019, 21:43
Slom wrote:
26 May 2019, 22:17
pulse sensors do not have rollover issues
I have this cool idea how to fix the rollover issues for pulse sensors
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

;)
Yeah what I meant was "I think we can get NKRO for pulse type switches". :ugeek:
by XMIT
27 May 2019, 21:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: NIZ 2019 new version IP68 water proof 35g keyboards
Replies: 6
Views: 530

Re: NIZ 2019 new version IP68 water proof 35g keyboards

I'm very interested in these. PM sent.

I usually mod these to a 55g dome.
by XMIT
27 May 2019, 21:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)
Replies: 51
Views: 2638

Re: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)

Does NKRO even matter if the switches are not "held". You would need to press down more than one switch in exactly that one little moment of the pulse to have any conflicts. You will not get any key combinations on the alpha keys, nor repeat for holding keys, but rollover and ghosting should not be...
by XMIT
26 May 2019, 02:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)
Replies: 51
Views: 2638

Re: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)

Take a look at the Wiki, there is a description of Micro Switch part numbers there. Sound like you have "pulse" type switches for the alphas and "hold" type switches for the mods. This was typical, and is super crappy. 1KRO it is. It will suck for typing, but, you'll have the true 1970s-80s terminal...
by XMIT
26 May 2019, 02:22
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] Pen Keyboard // Space Invaders board // 96x SKCL green // 89x SKCM blue
Replies: 40
Views: 5105

Re: //gainsborough's sale thread

snacksthecat wrote:
25 May 2019, 21:34
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Yes. This. Exactly this. Glad someone understands me.
by XMIT
19 Apr 2019, 03:34
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 36
Views: 2440

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

Oh, good, this is public now. I've already commented on the board itself. It incorporates about 90% of the feedback from the XMIT Hall Effect boards. I wouldn't do analog sense but HaaTa has wanted to do it for ages. The switch as you see is made by Kaihua. The story here is that at CES in 2018 I br...
by XMIT
07 Apr 2019, 21:08
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Hello from "iMav"...
Replies: 17
Views: 1187

Re: Hello from "iMav"...

Hi iMav! Life is full of ups, downs, and haters. Be true to yourself and give it time. Lurk if you want, up to you, I personally don't see the need. If in doubt go back to what brought you here in the first place: love of keyboards. Thanks for stopping by!
by XMIT
04 Apr 2019, 17:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hall Effect Keyboard Sensing and Wiring Explained
Replies: 11
Views: 1165

Re: Hall Effect Keyboard Sensing and Wiring Explained

You can do this. The other simple solution is to just have each Hall sensor drive a FET and then scan it like a plain old matrix.
by XMIT
30 Mar 2019, 14:48
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Beamspring 3278 and 5251 adjustments
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: IBM Beamspring 3278 and 5251 adjustments

Nice! What did you do for the plastic manual cover? Cerakote? Paint? Something else? Nothing at all?
by XMIT
30 Mar 2019, 14:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage keyboards with 6kro+
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: Vintage keyboards with 6kro+

IBM Model Fs have hardware capable of NKRO. I can't recall offhand if the XT or AT controllers actually supported this.
by XMIT
30 Mar 2019, 14:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps ultrasonic cleaning
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Alps ultrasonic cleaning

Yeah, I've done this a bunch of times. You can clean the switch top housings and the tactile leaves as well. But be really careful to not lose them. I wouldn't bother with the contact plates, or trying to separate them from the bottom housings. If you want to clean those last two components, I'd use...
by XMIT
28 Mar 2019, 02:42
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Realforce R2 Silent TKL 45g Leopold Version
Replies: 1
Views: 930

Re: Realforce R2 Silent TKL 45g Leopold Version

Very nice, thanks for the review! If price is the worst thing we can say about it, it's a good board. I hope to pick up an R2 at some point.
by XMIT
28 Mar 2019, 02:40
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] Pen Keyboard // Space Invaders board // 96x SKCL green // 89x SKCM blue
Replies: 40
Views: 5105

Re: //gainsborough's sale thread

Hmm. UPPER as a modifier is interesting, along with other Space Cadet mods like TOP and GREEK. It certainly fits on a smaller key cap.
by XMIT
28 Mar 2019, 02:33
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM stash in Houston
Replies: 41
Views: 3489

Re: IBM stash in Houston

The contact did eventually return my messages. He's been super busy. Also, he's liquidating the storage unit. He's already either sold all the interesting boards (Model Ms, an F XT, a couple of Alps), or is listing them directly on eBay. I didn't find any interesting terminals. I went out there toda...
by XMIT
27 Mar 2019, 02:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Northgate Omnikey 102 Gold label question
Replies: 25
Views: 1005

Re: Northgate Omnikey 102 Gold label question

$50.

But stop hemming and hawing and just buy it already! It's not even that yellow! :evilgeek:
by XMIT
27 Mar 2019, 02:29
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] Pen Keyboard // Space Invaders board // 96x SKCL green // 89x SKCM blue
Replies: 40
Views: 5105

Re: //gainsborough's sale thread

Hello old friend! :ugeek: I'm a man of extremes, so, it's either no modifiers, or all of them. Super+Hyper+Top+Front+Greek+Apple+Open Apple+Option+Control+Tab is the only correct option for CapsLock. :evilgeek: Joking aside, I think it should be called "Capitals", not "Caps Lock". The next key set I...
by XMIT
19 Mar 2019, 03:10
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM stash in Houston
Replies: 41
Views: 3489

Re: IBM stash in Houston

Our contact stopped responding to calls, emails and texts. I'll keep an eye out for more hunts.
by XMIT
15 Mar 2019, 12:36
Forum: News
Topic: Keystone Hall-Effect Keyboard.
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: Keystone Hall-Effect Keyboard.

I haven't checked the design in a while but this was built from the ground up to address all the concerns I had with the APT manufactured boards. Stabilizers and rattle were among those concerns. Firmware and programmability were the other big ones.
by XMIT
15 Mar 2019, 02:19
Forum: News
Topic: Keystone Hall-Effect Keyboard.
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: Keystone Hall-Effect Keyboard.

No, I haven't tried one yet. With a third kid here - and a crummy job, which I recently quit - I've not had time to do this design justice myself. I know the IC crew and worked with them to spec out what this board could be. If and when I can get my hands on one I'll do a proper review. I can't say ...
by XMIT
15 Mar 2019, 00:49
Forum: News
Topic: Keystone Hall-Effect Keyboard.
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: Keystone Hall-Effect Keyboard.

Sweet, it's public now. I collaborated a little bit with IC to provide some design input for this board. Though I admittedly did very little, spiritually this is what I consider to be what Round 3 would have been of my boards. Great job IC team!

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