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by gianni
Today, 09:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit

Considering that engineering the flippers took ellipse a long time, why don't you just run a GB for PCB and the controller, without flippers ? This way people could use their own model f flippers, if they're compatible with the model m plate and barrels, and meanwhile you could further test your fli...
by gianni
19 Sep 2020, 11:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resin print keyboard parts factory
Replies: 48
Views: 2587

Re: Resin print keyboard parts factory

3d printing is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work...
Albert Einstein
by gianni
13 Sep 2020, 21:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do the orihalcon Soarers have pull ups?
Replies: 31
Views: 730

Re: Do the orihalcon Soarers have pull ups?

If it's true that orihalcon's could be better, what alternatives are there for the model f at and xt?
by gianni
13 Sep 2020, 15:34
Forum: For sale
Topic: buckling spring tshirts
Replies: 24
Views: 724

Re: buckling spring tshirts

Not that I'm interested in this, anyway I would never purchase a t-shirt with such an enormous drawing. I'd feel comfortable having a t-shirt with a 5cm*5cm drawing and nothing more than that. There's a reason most designer's logos are rarely gigantic (yes don't show me a gigantic logo thanks). This...
by gianni
11 Sep 2020, 16:42
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5543
Views: 683636

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

numist wrote:
11 Sep 2020, 08:48

Since we're sharing apocalypse photos, here's the view from my desk yesterday at 11:30am:

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Incredible picture, how close is this to what you actually see? I mean, is it really so red??
by gianni
10 Sep 2020, 15:33
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: how fast do you type?
Replies: 21
Views: 671

Re: how fast do you type?

In this case we need a standardized test (which website?) and the same text for all (except people who speak another first language obviously :-))
by gianni
10 Sep 2020, 00:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resin print keyboard parts factory
Replies: 48
Views: 2587

Re: Resin print keyboard parts factory

Anyway, going back to the costars, I think that they're not too bad. They can be installed without decoupling the plates, and when you need to remove them, you just cut (first you remove the top piece, and then you cut between the legs). Please notice that the bridge stands above the plate (colored ...
by gianni
09 Sep 2020, 23:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resin print keyboard parts factory
Replies: 48
Views: 2587

Re: Resin print keyboard parts factory

Or the alternative could be to make a "base plate", with a thickness of 3mm or so (if it doesn't interfere with the bottoming out), with a hole (around the barrel), and a pin (that goes inside the existing hole in thenplate). $$IMG_20200907_123638 - Copia.jpg Hi, I actually like this baseplate idea...
by gianni
09 Sep 2020, 12:35
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5543
Views: 683636

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

I'm on the fence on buying one of these, can somebody help answer a couple questions I have about this keyboard? Is using a function key to access alternate keys annoying? (IE escape, having to do ctrl alt delete) How are the keys that you can buy from the website? What things do you recommend me d...
by gianni
08 Sep 2020, 11:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resin print keyboard parts factory
Replies: 48
Views: 2587

Re: Resin print keyboard parts factory

Or the alternative could be to make a "base plate", with a thickness of 3mm or so (if it doesn't interfere with the bottoming out), with a hole (around the barrel), and a pin (that goes inside the existing hole in thenplate).
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by gianni
08 Sep 2020, 11:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resin print keyboard parts factory
Replies: 48
Views: 2587

Re: Resin print keyboard parts factory

The hole in which the stabilizer must be inserted is very small, so placing a screw to hold it (like I was thinking when I say this problem), seems quite difficult... You can go the costar way, with a stabilizer simply inserted into the hole without any clip, I don't know if resin is flexible enough...
by gianni
08 Sep 2020, 10:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PS/2 to USB adapter PCB
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: PS/2 to USB adapter PCB

- more onboard memory (additional keymaps etc) [...] - add onboard memory to make a keylogger You would typically use EEPROM for storing anything that would survive between boots. The internal EEPROM is very small (1 kilobyte), so you would have to use external EEPROM. I couldn't find support in TM...
by gianni
08 Sep 2020, 10:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rebooting a Soarers?
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Rebooting a Soarers?

Ah ha! I found a BIOS option which powers down the USB ports when the computer is shut off. "ERP" in Power Management. Does this mean that if I don't have this option on the firmware I have to turn off the UPS each time that I switch keyboards??? Does this happen with all the soarer's (orihalcon, t...
by gianni
07 Sep 2020, 12:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rebooting a Soarers?
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Rebooting a Soarers?

Ah ha! I found a BIOS option which powers down the USB ports when the computer is shut off. "ERP" in Power Management. Does this mean that if I don't have this option on the firmware I have to turn off the UPS each time that I switch keyboards??? Does this happen with all the soarer's (orihalcon, t...
by gianni
07 Sep 2020, 00:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resin print keyboard parts factory
Replies: 48
Views: 2587

Re: Resin print keyboard parts factory

I thought that you were putting it on top of the plate, to fill the voids between two adjacent keycaps, making it level with the case. Now I see that you put it inside, between the plates, that obviously makes sense because it prevents any kind of dust from entering the assembly. Anyway the opposit...
by gianni
06 Sep 2020, 19:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Bringing the IBM PC XT into the 21st Century
Replies: 331
Views: 41834

Re: Bringing the IBM PC XT into the 21st Century

What makes me sad is that these projects arrive very close to the end, bright minds work and find solutions, and then suddenly... I am "OK" at "PCB design", and "not good" at "project management" or "promotion". I never planned to "sell" these myself, but did promise to share everything needed with...
by gianni
05 Sep 2020, 22:09
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Just wanted to say hello to everyone
Replies: 11
Views: 517

Re: Just wanted to say hello to everyone

Thanks for your contributions and for your inspiration. I've been thinking of creating a section about converters for model Fs. Maybe it already exists, I'll take a look :-D
by gianni
05 Sep 2020, 18:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PS/2 to USB adapter PCB
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: PS/2 to USB adapter PCB

Hi Thanks for the feedback, this is very useful indeed. I had not expected a case to be such a requested item. Regarding the other things: reset button is very easy to add. I would just put on the footprint, but you have to be careful: where to put it? You can't put it on the bottom because it'll s...
by gianni
05 Sep 2020, 15:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for a 5-pin/PCB mount, hot-swap, TKL or full size keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Looking for a 5-pin/PCB mount, hot-swap, TKL or full size keyboard

Whatever, but buying switches with the idea of having to resell them, and that you can't mod them or maybe even not lubing them seems like living in constant sadness and frustration.
by gianni
05 Sep 2020, 09:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resin print keyboard parts factory
Replies: 48
Views: 2587

Re: Resin print keyboard parts factory

I thought that you were putting it on top of the plate, to fill the voids between two adjacent keycaps, making it level with the case. Now I see that you put it inside, between the plates, that obviously makes sense because it prevents any kind of dust from entering the assembly. Anyway the opposite...
by gianni
05 Sep 2020, 08:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for a 5-pin/PCB mount, hot-swap, TKL or full size keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Looking for a 5-pin/PCB mount, hot-swap, TKL or full size keyboard

Nobody uses PCB mount switches. Why on earth do you try to enjoy things while thinking of not destroying or ruining them? Enjoy them while they last.
by gianni
04 Sep 2020, 18:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PS/2 to USB adapter PCB
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: PS/2 to USB adapter PCB

First of all, nice job! :) Sincerely a case would be my top request. Long time reliability depends from that, and if you want to use it at work you need plausible deniability. Then: - reset button - more onboard memory (additional keymaps etc) - add a keycombo that outputs the current date (impossib...
by gianni
04 Sep 2020, 17:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4300
Views: 372949

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The top picture doesn't represent a model m.
by gianni
03 Sep 2020, 23:35
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23848
Views: 1846243

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Weezer wrote:
03 Sep 2020, 19:52
I think you mean that he said "THERE WAS NEVER A KEYBOARD AVAILABLE I AM A SCAMMER."
Lol. He's funny isn't he. Lol. He use caps. He's funny.

I contacted him when the announce came out. There has never been a keyboard. It's just a way to sell the computer. If there's a computer :lol:
by gianni
03 Sep 2020, 23:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for a 5-pin/PCB mount, hot-swap, TKL or full size keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Looking for a 5-pin/PCB mount, hot-swap, TKL or full size keyboard

Start to like it then. It's a very simple job, nothing can go wrong. Just buy the right tool.
by gianni
03 Sep 2020, 09:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resin print keyboard parts factory
Replies: 48
Views: 2587

Re: Resin print keyboard parts factory

About the flipper, could it be that it doesn't work perfectly because the spring is not seated correctly on the little stem? When the spring buckles, it applies a "moment" (not sure if the translation is correct), and if it is not seated firmly, the buckling doesn't translate in a "moment" acting on...
by gianni
03 Sep 2020, 09:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Bringing the IBM PC XT into the 21st Century
Replies: 331
Views: 41834

Re: Bringing the IBM PC XT into the 21st Century

What makes me sad is that these projects arrive very close to the end, bright minds work and find solutions, and then suddenly...
by gianni
03 Sep 2020, 09:20
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23848
Views: 1846243

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Being up in multiple locations isn't evidence of a scam, and the price is 1 euro? What would be the payoff Why do you pick only a small part of a long sentence made of many different facts and then try to draw some conclusions? :cry: The owner refuses to take down the announce because he's having f...
by gianni
03 Sep 2020, 07:37
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23848
Views: 1846243

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Just found this IBM 5285 terminal with what looks like a 5251 beamspring keyboard for sale in Italy. https://www.subito.it/informatica/ibm-5285-udine-337102330.htm It's been up for a long time, guessing that the shipping fee for this 50kg behemoth might be a bit steep. INCOMING SCAM Keyboard has ne...
by gianni
02 Sep 2020, 23:40
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23848
Views: 1846243

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Just found this IBM 5285 terminal with what looks like a 5251 beamspring keyboard for sale in Italy. https://www.subito.it/informatica/ibm-5285-udine-337102330.htm It's been up for a long time, guessing that the shipping fee for this 50kg behemoth might be a bit steep. INCOMING SCAM Keyboard has ne...

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