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by gianni
19 Oct 2020, 22:14
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24104
Views: 2063981

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Weezer wrote:
19 Oct 2020, 18:53
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-PERSONAL-C ... SwzD9fjbyf

sub $200 model f AT with best offer available

Get it quick while you can
Gone but thanks :-)
by gianni
18 Oct 2020, 09:38
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming
Replies: 87
Views: 13625

Re: Unicomp SSK delayed, new Model M design coming

It's not about experience, it's about doing the same things in the same way. The same way that makes them build keyboards that pop open the rivets like not even the worst Chinese clone do. Why they're using a proprietary firmware is beyond me. Because they have already used it before hence no money ...
by gianni
01 Oct 2020, 18:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit
Replies: 38
Views: 2453

Re: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit

If OP could offer also the IBM case, the cost wouldn't increase so much. About 30 USD more I think
by gianni
29 Sep 2020, 14:38
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5676
Views: 751096

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

Why do these keyboards even need branding? They're simply clones of an earlier IBM product, so to plaster someone else's name over what is ultimately a different companies design is quite disrespectful. Agreed. Furthermore it's like stealing/ disowning someone else's design. It doesn't matter that ...
by gianni
27 Sep 2020, 21:23
Forum: News
Topic: modernised G80-3000, now in TKL !
Replies: 30
Views: 4139

Re: modernised G80-3000, now in TKL !

The tkl cherry keyboards have been available for a long time, probably five years, but I've never seen them in iso... Maybe we should run a group buy, since I don't see this thing changing soon :-)
by gianni
27 Sep 2020, 18:54
Forum: News
Topic: modernised G80-3000, now in TKL !
Replies: 30
Views: 4139

Re: modernised G80-3000, now in TKL !

it's here ! https://www.czc.cz/cherry-g80-3000s-cherry-mx-brown-us/298363/produkt ... in Czech republic for now ! but at least we get a nice peek into this thing, pictuures ! img159342390329386.jpeg img159342397850912.jpeg img159342406584080.jpeg CHERRY_G80-3000_S_TKL_06.jpg PBT Doubleshot (for the...
by gianni
23 Sep 2020, 07:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit
Replies: 38
Views: 2453

Re: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit

About ellipse, dealing with suppliers, and the real difficulty of making flippers rated for 100 millions actuations without flipping. My understanding and impression of the whole thing is that he got scammed out of some money for the project (he wrote a blog post about it) because someone impersonat...
by gianni
23 Sep 2020, 01:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit
Replies: 38
Views: 2453

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 fl...
by gianni
22 Sep 2020, 09:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit
Replies: 38
Views: 2453

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: 52
Views: 3522

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: 1064

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: 39
Views: 1605

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: 5676
Views: 751096

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: 41
Views: 2994

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: 52
Views: 3522

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: 52
Views: 3522

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: 5676
Views: 751096

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: 52
Views: 3522

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: 52
Views: 3522

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: 860

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: 617

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: 617

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: 52
Views: 3522

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: 45750

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: 1160

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: 860

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: 685

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: 52
Views: 3522

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: 685

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: 860

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...

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