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by Scarpia
Yesterday, 08:58
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

Ellipse deserves the same respect for his tireless work. He seems to have adopted the buckling spring diagram as this project's logo, so I'm putting a couple of those keys on each of my boards, which will also wear custom IBM logos. For sure — I will definitely put Ellipses logo keycap(s) on mine (...
by Scarpia
14 Jan 2021, 21:17
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

@darkcruix: Do what you want, it’s your keyboard and anyone who has a problem with it can go order themselves a brand new F77 and keep it NIB up their ass. I put a simple IBM sticker on mine to honor its heritage and some people lost their minds over it. Don’t worry about it. Those LEDs look neat, I...
by Scarpia
12 Jan 2021, 17:12
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1919
Views: 200979

Re: Stuff you just bought

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I just got this M0118 with Alps SKCM Orange switches in decent condition. I got it as part of a great deal together with the mouse, two poor-condition AEKII boards and a beautiful Macintosh Classic II:
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by Scarpia
12 Jan 2021, 09:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Technical Manual Project
Replies: 137
Views: 8240

Re: Model F Technical Manual Project

Fantastic work on both the text and the look&feel of this!!

I wonder if the final version can include an appendix of all the serial numbers and which round they were part of (and for the sake of future collectors’ provenance, with permission, the original owner’s country and name/handle)?
by Scarpia
29 Dec 2020, 18:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What are your keyboard projects for 2021?
Replies: 55
Views: 2065

Re: What are your keyboard projects for 2021?

Some of the possible projects: - Build a keyboard for my fiancée - Sell some of the collection; at least one of the Topres, one of the SSKs, and my Alps64 with brown Alps. Maybe a few of the more exotic keysets I’ll never use. - Clean and lube the brown Alps in my custom TKL - Build a board with a s...
by Scarpia
25 Dec 2020, 14:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Y'all might hate me, but here's my problem ...
Replies: 36
Views: 1472

Re: Y'all might hate me, but here's my problem ...

First of all, if you’re going to keep just four, don’t care what others think of your choices; in particular, don’t keep a board you don’t love just because it’s valuable or rare or is in mint condition. Second, you probably already have two favorites that you should definitely keep — it’s easy to s...
by Scarpia
21 Dec 2020, 09:32
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

Sounds great Ellipse — that industrial F62 with black caps sounds like a beauty - any chance of a photo?
by Scarpia
13 Nov 2020, 18:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: RANKING VINTAGE SWITCHES thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1833

Re: RANKING VINTAGE SWITCHES thread

Strange that SKCL Yellow has a good number of votes but SKCL Green has none. Maybe it’s down to the particular switches I have, but I honestly cannot tell any difference between the greens and the yellows. Maybe the yellows are rarer and therefore more exotic? I dunno.
by Scarpia
13 Nov 2020, 18:32
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

If it were me, I would do this: 1. The spring on the right in the photo is bent. Bin it. You’ll have nothing but trouble with it. 2. Get the ‘I’ key working: Put a fresh spring in if you need to. Use the tweezer method to push it down. It takes more force than you think to get it all the way on, I d...
by Scarpia
04 Nov 2020, 07:40
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

I tried the floss mod right when I got my F77. But I had great trouble getting the floss slide down the springs. Do you have a trick how you could force the floss down? I got frustrated and gave up. Actually I did come up with a trick: I took one of the cut off stiff ends of the superfloss (the par...
by Scarpia
31 Oct 2020, 20:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 55
Views: 5899

Re: new big skcm blue alps

This is the best thing ever. And (heresy alert) it seems to sound better than the real thing!
by Scarpia
31 Oct 2020, 20:39
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

@Ellipse -- feel free to tell me to go to hell if this is too personal/sensitive a question, but I keep wondering, with all the (literal years of) delays and iterations and unexpected hiccups during production, as well as the incredible amounts of time you have invested into the project... is there ...
by Scarpia
17 Oct 2020, 09:10
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

I can recommend doing a floss mod - reduces the pinging a ton. Get the correct type of floss and be a bit exacting getting the lengths consistent, and you’ll get a fantastic sounding keyboard. I looked at some of the links, I can only find a minty version of the floss, so my search isn't going very...
by Scarpia
16 Oct 2020, 20:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

So I decided to lube wire for the spacebar on my f62 with some 205g0, the result is pretty amazing to me. I know that the pingyness kind of comes with the board, but I was wondering if there was something I could do to reduce it a bit? are there any other areas that might benefit benefit from lube?...
by Scarpia
29 Sep 2020, 21:55
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Does anyone make "retro" USB mice in the style of the old, boxy ones from the 80s?
Replies: 24
Views: 8059

Re: Does anyone make "retro" USB mice in the style of the old, boxy ones from the 80s?

You could DIY it and get the best of both worlds — buy the retro mouse you like best and a cheap optical mini mouse, and swap out the guts. I did exactly that for a retromod a while back: https://imgur.com/gallery/mQFKe https://i.imgur.com/V0PPXHe.jpg https://i.imgur.com/2jvrffN.jpg https://i.imgur....
by Scarpia
12 Sep 2020, 09:55
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

Also pin 12 from the left (GND) doesn’t look so hot.
by Scarpia
11 Sep 2020, 07:42
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

Tritian wrote:
10 Sep 2020, 23:13
@scarpia, would love to see a pic of yours with that ibm badge
Here are a few pics:

https://imgur.com/gallery/u57xHAs

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by Scarpia
08 Sep 2020, 10:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

Exactly two months with my F77 now, and I could not be happier. I just flashed QMK on it this morning and all is well -- I actually had no problems with the original firmware for the first 6-7 weeks, but about a week ago, the 'k' key started acting up, sometimes registering multiple keypresses and s...
by Scarpia
02 Sep 2020, 13:00
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

After a few weeks of use, the space bar on my F77 has developed a ‘squeak’ on the upstroke if I hit it on the far left. I figure the squeaky sound can be fixed with some kind of lubricant- but what kind and where? Any ideas would be most appreciated. I used Silicone Grease for my F122 (I rpelaced t...
by Scarpia
28 Aug 2020, 19:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead Focus 2001
Replies: 29
Views: 2094

Re: Dead Focus 2001

You can wire the matrix directly to the Teensy, the old controller is not needed at all. It’s really not too difficult, I did it when I had no experience soldering at all.
by Scarpia
27 Aug 2020, 07:28
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

After a few weeks of use, the space bar on my F77 has developed a ‘squeak’ on the upstroke if I hit it on the far left.

I figure the squeaky sound can be fixed with some kind of lubricant- but what kind and where? Any ideas would be most appreciated.
by Scarpia
17 Aug 2020, 18:24
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

darkcruix wrote:
17 Aug 2020, 13:25
I've played around with content and design language of the original IBM Technical Reference manuals and wanted to share a very early draft version of what I would enjoy owning.
http://www.linux-tin.org/ModelFManual.pdf
That looks amazing!
by Scarpia
12 Aug 2020, 09:10
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

Some people seem to have problems with the concept of "freedom of speech" and critism. Yes. People like you in fact. Free speech doesn’t mean what you think it does, at all. Free speech *only* protects against government censorship or government retaliation - actual *state* suppression of free spee...
by Scarpia
04 Aug 2020, 23:23
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

I have now used my F77 for a month and I love it! I was a little bit worried if I'd get used to it, as it's both taller and louder and the actuation force is higher than the Realforce 87u I was using as my previous daily driver. But after just a few days and a few layout tweaks to suit my habits, it...
by Scarpia
03 Aug 2020, 18:34
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] IBM Doubleshot Key Cap Set Group Buy?
Replies: 16
Views: 1665

Re: [IC] IBM Doubleshot Key Cap Set Group Buy?

I’m interested provided: 1. The keyset would cover a new F77 2. The colorway is sexy AF (like the aforementioned beamspring black&white, or Space Cadet) 3. The pricing is <$150 (honestly that’s just about my pain point) 4. If the keycaps are sculpted differently in the different rows, I would want t...
by Scarpia
21 Jul 2020, 18:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

clint, I love how your F77 looks with that logo! I think I have an IBM logo somewhere, if so then I have to give mine the same treatment.
by Scarpia
17 Jul 2020, 07:56
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

I also floss modded my F77 with SuperFloss, and my floss is cut so it fits entirely inside the springs. When inserted, the top of the floss is about 1 mm below the top of the spring. To get them out, normal tweezers and a bit of finesse worked for me (also, grabbing the spring down by the flipper an...
by Scarpia
13 Jul 2020, 21:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where do you guys store your keyboards?
Replies: 39
Views: 5044

Re: Where do you guys store your keyboards?

It is a pity to keep them closed in their postal boxes. I think you have enough room in that corner to set a Ikea BESTA up as I made with mines. What do you think of my Ikea low cost solution? Consider anyway that I slightly modded it adding some extra shelves, some of them were also further modded...
by Scarpia
12 Jul 2020, 20:11
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5773
Views: 794015

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

Great tip Ellipse, will try that once I’m done with the floss mod I’m doing right now. UPDATE: Tightened the screws, they weren't loose but I gave them maybe a 12th of a turn each. Not sure if I can tell a difference, but nice to know that things are as tight as they should be. Also, I did a floss m...

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