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by Darkshado
10 Jul 2019, 03:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M issues (some keys not working)
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Model M issues (some keys not working)

Before even opening the assembly, try cleaning the oxidation from the membrane contacts that go into the controller. Gentle rubbing (along the length of the contacts) with a pencil eraser should work.
by Darkshado
02 Jul 2019, 16:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cleaning and lubing ALPS switches
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Cleaning and lubing ALPS switches

iii.) If I want to do the paper mod on the orange ALPS, where does this little flap of the L-shaped folded piece of paper go? Does the tactile leaf "sit" on the folded piece of paper? But then it will be lifted a little bit, am I right? Might this cause any kind of problem? For the paper mod you on...
by Darkshado
26 Jun 2019, 06:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Navless IBM AT layout mechanical keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 1070

Re: Navless IBM AT layout mechanical keyboard

What about an 1800 layout? Or something even smaller like a 60% ?
by Darkshado
25 Jun 2019, 06:49
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Model F barrels / flippers
Replies: 0
Views: 165

Model F barrels / flippers

Hello everyone,

I'm looking to buy 5 flippers and 3 barrels for a Model F, either type (pin or buttress) will do. (It's to convert an AT to ISO with a Model M spacebar)

Thanks,

Darkshado
by Darkshado
18 Jun 2019, 06:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why do you need foam on your model f?
Replies: 22
Views: 1008

Re: Why do you need foam on your model f?

I'm going to assume the hammering apart and hammering back into place is what's possibly bending the metal and introducing an inconsistent feel to the board. It's driving me nuts. It wasn't as bad on the first AT I got, where I bent the tabs back instead of hammering the plates apart. My current me...
by Darkshado
05 Jun 2019, 06:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 164
Views: 10135

Re: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)

Wow that's quite the keycap set you got there also nice ISO mod have not seen more than one other ISO AT. I also like the TKL layout you have but I could never get used to having half my f keys on one side and the rest on the other side also I saw you got a model m space bar installed my I ask how ...
by Darkshado
04 Jun 2019, 07:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 164
Views: 10135

Re: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)

Lately it's been the F AT for me too, since it has the closest layout to a standard TKL once modded.
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by Darkshado
04 Jun 2019, 06:23
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22574
Views: 1200353

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Found this gem on FB Marketplace...
Spoiler:
I had to make a few edits to protect the guilty, also that price is in Canadian dollars:
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by Darkshado
31 May 2019, 16:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M appreciation
Replies: 45
Views: 2043

Re: Model M appreciation

So If i use the AT to PS/2 and then the PS/2 to USB i will be able to hot plug the board ? Yes, USB supports it, AT doesn't, so plug your adapter last and voilà! Hot plug. (Hot plugging AT or PS/2 reportedly fries electronics, haven't had that bad luck but I recall having to restart the computer if...
by Darkshado
31 May 2019, 03:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: NIZ 2019 new version IP68 water proof 35g keyboards
Replies: 6
Views: 529

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

Have you ever made ISO layout models?
by Darkshado
31 May 2019, 02:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M appreciation
Replies: 45
Views: 2043

Re: Model M appreciation

Edit: i also hope to be upgrading my pc soon to the asus strix b450-f board and that comes with a ps/2 port so i wont need a long line of converters 8-) I'd rather use a converter anyway since it enables hot-plugging via USB; also there's been reports of modern PS/2 ports not providing enough curre...
by Darkshado
23 May 2019, 05:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fixing the $10 Industrial M13
Replies: 14
Views: 919

Re: Fixing the $10 Industrial M13

Nice job with the cable, but I wonder, do you intend to use it on machines with a pair of PS/2 ports and no USB?
by Darkshado
23 May 2019, 05:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: G83-3000 "MX-ification"?
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: G83-3000 "MX-ification"?

Are the profiles the same? Does the outer diameter of the G83 stem fit in the housing of an MX switch? In any case, your info confirms my suspicion that it's well into "must be proficient in CAD and have access to a 3D printer" territory, which isn't my situation at the moment. What about the case? ...
by Darkshado
22 May 2019, 07:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: G83-3000 "MX-ification"?
Replies: 2
Views: 288

G83-3000 "MX-ification"?

I found a Cherry G83-3077-SBU while browsing classifieds and I wonder... (Winkeyless, US ANSI, NCR-branded beige case, assuming PBT dye-sub judging by the S letter code) How stupid / crazy / labor-intensive / feasible is modding the caps to fit on an MX board ? Relatedly, is this case compatible wit...
by Darkshado
22 May 2019, 05:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3169
Views: 135479

Re: Alps Appreciation

Of the issues you mention, the PCB would only solve KRO. Do you see yourself keeping it in rotation long term with the rest?
by Darkshado
22 May 2019, 05:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Skaters converter vs xwhatsit for model f.
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Skaters converter vs xwhatsit for model f.

Soarer's and TMK-based converters take the output scancodes (XT: Set 1, AT: Set 2, terminal boards: Set 3) from the original controller and convert them to USB. Xwhatsit and DMA's CommonSense are replacement controllers which scan the keyboard's capacitive pads for keypresses and speak USB "natively...
by Darkshado
22 May 2019, 04:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything
Replies: 30
Views: 2828

Re: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything

Paging @elecplus

(Edit: not sure we have a mention-style feature?)
by Darkshado
14 May 2019, 05:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: BTC 5121 help (newbie post)
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: BTC 5121 help (newbie post)

Does the board even speak AT? Or XT?
by Darkshado
10 May 2019, 06:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 508
Views: 27043

Re: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

Also, the manufacturer specs maple syrup as the sole approved lubricant for some reason.
by Darkshado
07 May 2019, 05:35
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22574
Views: 1200353

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

"Buy it now or the keyboard gets it."
by Darkshado
07 May 2019, 05:31
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Getting new gaming mouse, advice???
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Getting new gaming mouse, advice???

One-post-wonder OP's profile says he's got a G502... How long before there's an edit with spam links?
by Darkshado
30 Apr 2019, 06:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F AT - The "Clippy" Mod
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Model F AT - The "Clippy" Mod

Get a rotary tool if you don't already have one. Use proper protective equipment, especially safety goggles. Flying metal shards and eyeballs are not good friends. Once you've sanded down your plate (assuming you plan in re-painting it) permanent marker can be used to mark your cuts. It can be clean...
by Darkshado
19 Apr 2019, 05:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F AT - The "Clippy" Mod
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Model F AT - The "Clippy" Mod

Hello everyone, I tried a few different approaches to stabilize the Model M spacebar installed on my extra modifiers modded F AT but never got it quite right: thickness would interfere with key travel, washers wouldn't stay down, no yaw control, bad adhesion between epoxy and plastic, etc. Recently,...
by Darkshado
11 Apr 2019, 04:08
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1752
Views: 89964

Re: Stuff you just bought

Nice catch! Is it an Argentinian terminal layout?
by Darkshado
02 Apr 2019, 08:05
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Any examles of throttle / flightstick being used as a main keyboard - am considering the feasability.
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: Any examles of throttle / flightstick being used as a main keyboard - am considering the feasability.

Dasher is certainly an option and could also be used with head or eye tracking mice. If you're still interested in a joystick style setup I remembered this thread (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=74463.0) on GH where the OP built a custom game controller from the ground up. There's also "gaming...
by Darkshado
30 Mar 2019, 03:44
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Any examles of throttle / flightstick being used as a main keyboard - am considering the feasability.
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: Any examles of throttle / flightstick being used as a main keyboard - am considering the feasability.

Assuming a Windows-based system, a quick search for "joystick input to keyboard" shows two dedicated commercial/shareware options, JoyToKey and Keysticks; AutoHotKey has a tutorial on the topic (https://autohotkey.com/docs/misc/RemapJoystick.htm) which would be free and potentially much more powerfu...
by Darkshado
30 Mar 2019, 03:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ISO users
Replies: 65
Views: 2756

Re: ISO users

The fact that apart from Unicomp *no one* makes stock keysets in my usual layout has put a significant damper on any set collecting ambitions. Also: a preference for PBT because I make ABS shine in no time, and costs because already expensive MX or Alps ISO sets would be imports. Sure, I touch type,...
by Darkshado
27 Mar 2019, 14:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry MX Keys to Alps SKCC
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: Cherry MX Keys to Alps SKCC

^ also not the same kind of Alps as op's
by Darkshado
22 Mar 2019, 06:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106199

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

I don't think it is essential that *every* part be interchangeable between legacy and new for our purposes, as per the original post: Phase 1 is the drop-in replacement for the Model M inner assembly that turns a Model M into a functional F. The only parts remaining from the original M are the outer...

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