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by XMIT
11 Mar 2020, 19:18
Forum: Other
Topic: Best parcel boxes / protection for Model M
Replies: 1
Views: 133

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: 1298

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: 628

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: 1298

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: 1298

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: 628

Re: Variable weighting, potentially analog switch interest check

Power and latency are concerns. You're not the first to have had this idea.
by XMIT
06 Mar 2020, 18:59
Forum: Vendors
Topic: RedMarket now open!
Replies: 30
Views: 1746

Re: RedMarket now open!

That Soft Touch Model M is neat. Never heard of such a thing. Yeah someone already bought them, its something I don't see elsewhere that much. Definitely Quieter than a normal M. They're pretty rare. I think you underpriced them. I think you can make your own, it's something I've been meaning to tr...
by XMIT
06 Mar 2020, 18:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Soft Touch Model M mod - has anyone tried this?
Replies: 21
Views: 1298

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

Long term update: after several years the sample switch tester I created with this grease on the spring is still holding up great! Next time I'm up for a bolt mod I'll try the whole board!
by XMIT
06 Mar 2020, 18:53
Forum: News
Topic: HHKB refresh in 2019?
Replies: 202
Views: 20478

Re: HHKB refresh in 2019?

The Santa Clara meetup on March 28th is cancelled due to coronavirus fears.
by XMIT
02 Mar 2020, 04:48
Forum: News
Topic: HHKB refresh in 2019?
Replies: 202
Views: 20478

Re: HHKB refresh in 2019?

There is a meetup in Silicon Valley in a few weeks hosted by Fujitsu for the new HHKB. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hhkb-meetu ... 2979356759
by XMIT
02 Mar 2020, 03:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Lexmark/Unicomp M122 PS/2 scan differences
Replies: 0
Views: 300

Lexmark/Unicomp M122 PS/2 scan differences

(I cannot take credit for this tip. A fellow named "Ian" who is local included this tip on a posting for an M122 which has since been sold.) The keyboard should work well in Linux (once a nice custom keymap is set up); however, you will need to patch the Linux PS/2 port driver ("drivers/input/serio/...
by XMIT
24 Feb 2020, 21:37
Forum: News
Topic: daskeyboard product management
Replies: 40
Views: 2539

Re: daskeyboard product management

ZedTheMan wrote:
24 Feb 2020, 21:31
Unless it was expected that your role be this short term.
This was not my expectation.
by XMIT
24 Feb 2020, 21:27
Forum: News
Topic: daskeyboard product management
Replies: 40
Views: 2539

Re: daskeyboard product management

Well, that didn't last long. My relationship with daskeyboard is over as of today.

We were working on a couple of new things. I hope they eventually see the light of day.
by XMIT
21 Feb 2020, 12:27
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Need help saving my unfortunate lexmark m15
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: Need help saving my unfortunate lexmark m15

Sorry to hear this. I think your best option will be to fabricate a new knob.
by XMIT
21 Feb 2020, 02:42
Forum: Other
Topic: [Giveaway-ish] $50 Model F AT, Free Model M
Replies: 17
Views: 999

Re: [Giveaway-ish] $50 Model F AT, Free Model M

ppCircle wrote:
20 Feb 2020, 19:49
I think i'm dumb because i don't understand that question "What . . . is your quest?" :x
Monty Python reference.
by XMIT
17 Feb 2020, 19:22
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM Unsaver & M15 & Beamspring
Replies: 56
Views: 2445

Re: [WTB] IBM Unsaver & M15 & Beamspring

Delirious wrote:
10 Feb 2020, 20:55
XMIT proposes a trade so let’s leave this thread to the buyer and the sellers. No need for the last words.
My trade offer was a sincere one. I've not heard back from OP.
by XMIT
12 Feb 2020, 03:58
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB/WTT For a WANG 724/725 keyboard with Alps SKCM
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: WTB/WTT For a WANG 724/725 keyboard with Alps SKCM

I sold mine in 2017 and now I'm sad. So it goes.
by XMIT
10 Feb 2020, 19:42
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Board index path not populating correctly
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Board index path not populating correctly

Did the forum indices change or something like this?
What should be the "Board index" path is blank!
What should be the "Board index" path is blank!
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by XMIT
10 Feb 2020, 19:38
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM Unsaver & M15 & Beamspring
Replies: 56
Views: 2445

Re: [WTB] IBM Unsaver & M15 & Beamspring

I'd consider trading one of these three boards for a Space Cadet. If you happen to have a Space Cadet send me a PM. I'd maybe consider trading for a working Optimus Maximus plus cash. Don't really want to get rid of these boards. Money alone isn't that much of a motivation since it's easier for me t...
by XMIT
08 Feb 2020, 14:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Who wants to calc for ever?
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Who wants to calc for ever?

It's a wild guess but this seems like a numpad that could have been sold for an IBM portable computer in the early 90s. That would explain the cover. That looks like a PS/2 port, which could be primary connection, or pass-through for a mouse. The raw matrix - five rows and four columns - is exposed ...
by XMIT
07 Feb 2020, 14:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 56
Views: 6249

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

I have a friend who does elemental analysis of metals for a living. If you have an OG beam spring that you're willing to sacrifice for science, let me know and I'll ask for an analysis.
by XMIT
06 Feb 2020, 23:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Interest Check] FK-5001/9000 calculator replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 1233

Re: [Interest Check] FK-5001/9000 calculator replacement

The display in Chyros's video looks good to me. The off center display would be unfortunate.

Higher resolution would make it even harder to read the text in the menus, unless you selected a larger font, in which case there is no point.
by XMIT
04 Feb 2020, 23:08
Forum: For sale
Topic: AT&T Magsep
Replies: 8
Views: 671

Re: AT&T Magsep

I'd consider one if the price was right. Are you interested in any trades?
by XMIT
03 Feb 2020, 14:47
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Rationalisation of Omron B3K pages
Replies: 8
Views: 1096

Re: Rationalisation of Omron B3K pages

I think this must be the Creative Labs PRES product:
https://uk.creative.com/p/peripherals/s ... nguard-k08
by XMIT
03 Feb 2020, 14:37
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 28
Views: 1680

Re: Wish me luck...

Given the number of barely used Kinesis keyboards I've seen at recycling centers, I don't think anyone cares about you taking it. To most "normal" people it's just a keyboard. At some places bureaucracy works to your advantage. The engineering manager - even the shitty, berating micromanagers - care...
by XMIT
31 Jan 2020, 20:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: PSA: Keep your dyesubs cool
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: PSA: Keep your dyesubs cool

I've also found that some switches - modern Cherry MX Brown among them - don't like it if they're not cycled regularly. A WASD v2 with Browns needed about 100 actuations per switch before chatter, bouncing, and missed strokes stopped being an issue. Really, though, the vast majority of keyboards are...
by XMIT
31 Jan 2020, 19:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: PSA: Keep your dyesubs cool
Replies: 2
Views: 374

PSA: Keep your dyesubs cool

I store a bunch of my keyboards in a locked steel shipping container. It is great in most ways: dustproof, watertight, rat proof. https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?p=372590#p372590 if you want to see a picture of it. However, there is one gotcha: the heat. In the summer, it can easily be 130-140...
by XMIT
31 Jan 2020, 05:22
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Rationalisation of Omron B3K pages
Replies: 8
Views: 1096

Re: Rationalisation of Omron B3K pages

That video is great! Granted, I only skimmed it. The daskeyboard Gamma Zulu is a B3K variant with an added 0.5mm of travel. I believe the springs and tactility were also tweaked. I took some macro photos of the Gamma Zulu. They are on Flickr: https://flickr.com/photos/84348724@N07/albums/72157712498...
by XMIT
30 Jan 2020, 17:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: A Smaller Xwhatsit
Replies: 105
Views: 9571

Re: A Smaller Xwhatsit

A USB cable once connected will probably never ever be removed from the keyboard. I disagree. Attached cables are much more difficult to manage for travel and storage. Sure, if the keyboard is a daily driver and never moves, an attached cable is fine. But as a collector I have a strong preference f...
by XMIT
30 Jan 2020, 17:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Key Profile Comparisons
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Key Profile Comparisons

Well, I don't know who is the OEM for the Kaihua Choc board that I posted. I'm not familiar with "Havit" offering Choc caps. What would you propose that I say to describe these caps?

My goal was to show that low-profile non-uniform profiles exist.

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