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Workshop » [Progress]CommonSense controller - better capsense. (Replies: 188, Views: 4876)

... the result. In my defense I can say that peeling traces with an x-acto knife is far from easy :) Can do this tomorrow if you're interested - PCB #1 still has about 9 columns unmolested.
DMA

13 Apr 2017, 03:03

Workshop » [Progress]CommonSense controller - better capsense. (Replies: 188, Views: 4876)

Experimented on PCB #1 today. Data here . 1) Removed ground from rows 1-7 - a progress photo . Noise jumped 2x, signal 1.5x. Still worth it, because while noise jumped 2 points, signal jumped 4. Allows for wider deadband. 2) Made vias ...
DMA

13 Apr 2017, 00:37

Photos » IBM Navigator Pro (Merlot!) (Replies: 10, Views: 229)

... computers, manufactured by Micro Innovations for IBM (who still gets contracted by Lenovo to this day). The Navigator Pro came in two colours: #1 Slate Blue (it appears to be the most common from what I saw) #2 Merlot (sometimes unofficially referred to as burgundy or red) The reason why they’re ...
micrex22

01 Apr 2017, 21:37

Group buys » GMK Oblivion - Group Buy LIVE till May 19th (Replies: 10, Views: 1015)

... $. While it is doable in a big group buy, I don't know yet how successful this set really will be. I intend to try this on a future round 2 after #1 the set exists and pushes further demand, I'm certain a second round would have much more sales than round 1, and #2 the SA group buy will have concluded ...
Oblotzky

31 Mar 2017, 17:21

F̶o̶r̶ ̶s̶a̶l̶e̶ » IBM Model M SSK (Replies: 11, Views: 433)

In order to replace the springs, you sort of *have* to do a bolt mod with a classic Model M. Otherwise that can only mean the following: #1 a polymer glue was used to hold the whole assembly together which will result in a giant mess and take *hours* to clean in order to do a proper bolt mod. ...
wobbled

23 Mar 2017, 19:21

F̶o̶r̶ ̶s̶a̶l̶e̶ » IBM Model M SSK (Replies: 11, Views: 433)

In order to replace the springs, you sort of *have* to do a bolt mod with a classic Model M. Otherwise that can only mean the following: #1 a polymer glue was used to hold the whole assembly together which will result in a giant mess and take *hours* to clean in order to do a proper bolt mod. ...
micrex22

23 Mar 2017, 19:07

Other news » Mechanical keyboard reviews in HD! :D (Replies: 111, Views: 1886)

... ... somewhat prefer the lighter weighting and stronger tactility compared to complicated Alps" <= You even scrap the "Vintage Alps are #1" standpoint to please Matias I think you might actually have twisted his words here, but it may yet not be an intentional mistake on your part. ...
y11971alex

14 Mar 2017, 16:11

Workshop » Spherical Buckling Spring Thread (Replies: 196, Views: 6128)

... I would buy at least one set, purely out of interest as to feel, quality, novelty, no matter what the colours/design - even if design #1 was a spherical version of the existing IBM keysets. Should the current explosive level of design / colour options in the MX world be taken up to ...
cods

12 Mar 2017, 20:49

Other news » Mechanical keyboard reviews in HD! :D (Replies: 111, Views: 1886)

... ... somewhat prefer the lighter weighting and stronger tactility compared to complicated Alps" <= You even scrap the "Vintage Alps are #1" standpoint to please Matias "finally compared to Cherry switches these just wipe them off the table, it's not even a match really I'd ...
Chyros

07 Mar 2017, 16:48

Other news » Mechanical keyboard reviews in HD! :D (Replies: 111, Views: 1886)

... ... somewhat prefer the lighter weighting and stronger tactility compared to complicated Alps" <= You even scrap the "Vintage Alps are #1" standpoint to please Matias "finally compared to Cherry switches these just wipe them off the table, it's not even a match really I'd ...
Wodan

07 Mar 2017, 15:28

Other news » Mechanical keyboard reviews in HD! :D (Replies: 111, Views: 1886)

... switch: https://deskthority.net/review-f45/cheap-chinese-cherry-knockoff-keyboard-review-gateron-blue-t14425.htmlb Blue Gaterons are my personal #1 Clicky MX switch, 1/3rd the price of the Matias board. Why in God's name would I compare a cheap knockoff gaming keyboard to a premium typing keyboard, ...
Wodan

07 Mar 2017, 14:55

Keyboards » Industrial Grey Model M2 mod? (Replies: 14, Views: 510)

... all goes according to plan. "Why on earth would you care about an M2, even if it's black?", a few reasons and some of them are personal: #1 The colour scheme melds in with modern computers as everything is black now #2 I *love* the early ThinkPad keyboard design with the cool green alt ...
balotz

21 Feb 2017, 08:13

Keyboards » Industrial Grey Model M2 mod? (Replies: 14, Views: 510)

... all goes according to plan. "Why on earth would you care about an M2, even if it's black?", a few reasons and some of them are personal: #1 The colour scheme melds in with modern computers as everything is black now #2 I *love* the early ThinkPad keyboard design with the cool green alt ...
micrex22

20 Feb 2017, 07:04

Workshop » SGI Granite Restoration thread // Plate done, looking for switches! (Replies: 16, Views: 336)

... gone overboard with the paint and ruined the fit: http://i.imgur.com/HeskEAp.jpg One final shot: http://i.imgur.com/P6IkHbr.jpg Looks like Problem #1 is now dealt with. Next problem: switches... I'd like to use SKCM Blues in this build, but unfortunately I only have about 20 of them. Anyone looking ...
scottc

06 Feb 2017, 23:29

Workshop » SGI Granite Restoration thread // Plate done, looking for switches! (Replies: 16, Views: 336)

... through the ultrasonic cleaner with de-ionised water and a little bit of dish soap twice on the 8-minute cycle. Pictures to follow... Problem #1: The Plate The plate is particularly in need of some love. Even after lifting off much of the dirt and dust using a hoover, I was left with this: ...
scottc

23 Jan 2017, 23:55

Keyboards » Which component is the most important part of a keyboard? (Replies: 36, Views: 589)

I believe you grouped too much into "PCB". I don't give a damn about LEDs, but layout it's #1 priority. That is true - I actually wanted to separate 'Layout', 'Firmware/NKRO', and 'Protocol compatibility/USB/PS2/AT/XT' into 3 items. However, for the modern keyboards ...
Menuhin

20 Jan 2017, 09:46

Keyboards » Which component is the most important part of a keyboard? (Replies: 36, Views: 589)

I believe you grouped too much into "PCB". I don't give a damn about LEDs, but layout it's #1 priority. I like LEDs, but otherwise that was my own thoughts. Layout matters the most, as you can't touch type if people move the keys around! (Looking at you, evildoers ...
Daniel Beardsmore

19 Jan 2017, 19:56

Keyboards » Which component is the most important part of a keyboard? (Replies: 36, Views: 589)

I believe you grouped too much into "PCB". I don't give a damn about LEDs, but layout it's #1 priority.
matt3o

19 Jan 2017, 19:39

Keyboards » Which component is the most important part of a keyboard? (Replies: 36, Views: 589)

As a direct response to your 4 requirements, OP: #1: If I can remap the keys using an external converter, flashing firmware, etc then a sub-optimal layout can befine. I do this all the time (eg. the IBM Model F AT is perfectly usable with heavy remapping ...
scottc

17 Jan 2017, 21:59

Taobao » Goodies from China(thread re-open) (Replies: 108, Views: 2371)

Knowledge seems to be the #1 pursuit in DT. I wish that were true. I thought Deskthority was more centred around custom keyboards, collecting keyboards, custom keycaps (full sets, not artisans) and simply using older keyboards, than it ...
Daniel Beardsmore

15 Jan 2017, 18:46

Taobao » Goodies from China(thread re-open) (Replies: 108, Views: 2371)

... in DT, with the many investigations and discussions about keyboards, their mechanisms, and their historical lineages. Knowledge seems to be the #1 pursuit in DT. Mannerism and style of core members in each group can be different too, and I find it easier for me to post carefree, sometimes non-constructive ...
Menuhin

15 Jan 2017, 15:06

Photos » ThinkPad Keyboards and Switches (Replies: 17, Views: 3299)

... on the back; it didn't say who it was. So sadly the newer FRUs do have variances. If you go for a modern chiclet lenovo be aware of the following: #1 you MUST get the backlit keyboard, the non-backlit ones feel horrid #2 the travel distance is very low, if you prefer taller keycaps and more travel ...
micrex22

14 Jan 2017, 01:51

Photos » I love you not because you are perfect but because you are not. (Replies: 49, Views: 945)

... you are not, DT have diversified members. Some people may think I post too many, I am becoming a spammer? I think I can answer your two problems: #1 You never admit your own flaws. Sometimes I lose my temper and don't tone down my rudeness when I really should but I can readily admit that. So ...
micrex22

14 Jan 2017, 01:25

Taobao » Goodies from China(thread re-open) (Replies: 108, Views: 2371)

... you that I am not the owner of the items posted here, all photos and info are from original sellers. Without further ado, let's just kick it off. #1 https://gd4.alicdn.com/imgextra/i2/T1pHi.XcxlXXaXUMw3_050133.jpg https://gd1.alicdn.com/imgextra/i1/650794455/T2S0CEXoJaXXXXXXXX_!!650794455.jpg ...
Mr.Nobody

13 Jan 2017, 01:31

Group buys » Round 5 in stock / Round 6 in production / 50% rebate / EU only! (Replies: 13728, Views: 562678)

... anything :lol: It is never too late! Maybe I should visit you and bring some unsold kits. :evilgeek: That would be beyond epic ... DT Member #1 meets DT member #2
Wodan

06 Jan 2017, 15:51

Photos » Goodies from China (Replies: 205, Views: 2818)

... you that I am not the owner of the items post here, all photos and info are from original sellers. Without further ado, let's just kick it off. #1 https://gd4.alicdn.com/imgextra/i2/T1pHi.XcxlXXaXUMw3_050133.jpg https://gd1.alicdn.com/imgextra/i1/650794455/T2S0CEXoJaXXXXXXXX_!!650794455.jpg ...
Mr.Nobody

06 Jan 2017, 13:19

Keyboards » 2016 knowledge round-up (Replies: 24, Views: 341)

... between them as that itself seemed to be forever changing. No doubt there is more that I've forgotten or never became aware of. For example, Jacob #1 has measured the force curve of the fat RAFI switches and they are exactly what I expected to see from RS 76 C. I passed that information to RAFI ...
Daniel Beardsmore

31 Dec 2016, 16:09

Photos » ThinkPad Keyboards and Switches (Replies: 17, Views: 3299)

... and not in general to all switches. Sadly (but maybe a good thing) I don't own every ThinkPad in existence so I won't be able to cover them all. #1 ThinkPad 701C Keyboard manufacturer: Keytronic Rating: 1/10 The ThinkPad 701C has the famous and lauded 'TrackWrite' keyboard that folds out. There ...
micrex22

25 Dec 2016, 19:42

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