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by pansku
04 Dec 2017, 13:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another IBM 5251 restoration
Replies: 30
Views: 1597

Yikes, it took me a few weeks to find a place who will do galvanization and chromatic conversion to private customers without a bank busting price(30€). Just dropped of the 2 pieces for the plating and hopefully by next week I'll see what the results looked like. The plate which holds the switches i...
by pansku
21 Nov 2017, 20:05
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best keyswitch
Replies: 38
Views: 3996

Alps SKCC Green, they are superb linear switches which are available NOS at a reasonable price (excl. shipping to EU) in the form of Pingmasters. Great weighting and really, really smooth, can't ask more from linears.
by pansku
07 Nov 2017, 21:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another IBM 5251 restoration
Replies: 30
Views: 1597

Do any of you happen to know the original painting method of the bottom part? When asking people I know I got mixed responses. One said powder coated and other one said you can't achieve such a grainy surface by powder coating. Now I'm just left confused and not knowing which companies to quote from...
by pansku
07 Nov 2017, 20:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another IBM 5251 restoration
Replies: 30
Views: 1597

Thank you! I do feel dumb now because of my poor google-fu :roll:
by pansku
07 Nov 2017, 19:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another IBM 5251 restoration
Replies: 30
Views: 1597

To get the plate to that state I think it was either heat treated (annealed) or chemically oxidized or possibly anodized. I am not exactly a materials chemist but I play one on the internet. IMO you should clean it thoroughly then seal the surface rather then trying to remake the surface. I have us...
by pansku
07 Nov 2017, 19:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another IBM 5251 restoration
Replies: 30
Views: 1597

Yet another IBM 5251 restoration

I finally managed to grab myself by the neck and actually start doing something and lo and behold the 5251 from Nuum is now in pieces :lol: Before: IMG_20171029_193612.jpg After: IMG_20171102_120735.jpg IMG_20171029_211003.jpg IMG_20171102_120817.jpg IMG_20171102_120920.jpg IMG_20171102_121144.jpg I...
by pansku
29 Oct 2017, 20:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3277 Conversion (Updated w/ Completion Pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 907

Let's turn it into a rainbow! :D

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by pansku
04 Oct 2017, 13:54
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Buckling spring Deskthority DT keycaps
Replies: 116
Views: 6765

The caps arrived here today and boy do they look nice :) Unfortunately the white one doesn't sit too nicely in any of the 3 inner parts :( The other ones just snap in but not that one. Pics: https://i.imgur.com/70Uenc5.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hNGSSE1.jpg Wow that color of the fluerescent light looks...
by pansku
22 Sep 2017, 11:13
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Buckling spring Deskthority DT keycaps
Replies: 116
Views: 6765

Sorry to hear about the pebble ones. Can you change them to either pearl or white depending on the availability and then send me an invoice for the 3 caps in total?
by pansku
12 Sep 2017, 12:30
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Buckling spring Deskthority DT keycaps
Replies: 116
Views: 6765

So: made a ton of caps this weekend but also encountered some problems. While some colors were completely fine with over 95% of blanks getting good transfers, while other colors had extremely low melting points (like light-blue, which had a 80% failure rate using a 350F heat pressing). I randomly d...
by pansku
28 Aug 2017, 23:20
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Buckling spring Deskthority DT keycaps
Replies: 116
Views: 6765

Still in for 2 pebble and 1 red!
by pansku
25 Aug 2017, 19:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to use Hasu's PS2 TMK on PS/2 with a pro micro?
Replies: 9
Views: 950

@Halvar I double checked that Data is on PD0 and Clk is on PD1, tried changing pullups from 1k to 10k. The keyboard works perfectly fine when connected to the PS/2 port in my computer through my passive adapter. The solder joints for the headers don't have bridges either. However the 2 big caps near...
by pansku
25 Aug 2017, 15:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to use Hasu's PS2 TMK on PS/2 with a pro micro?
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Mine actually doesn't work either. The locklights flash when I connect it and a keyboard appears in windows device manager, but then nothing happens. Maybe my omnikey draws way too much power? I measured VCC and GND and when it's connected its around 4.235v so waaay below 5v.
by pansku
02 Aug 2017, 19:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3285
Views: 167057

I do have to say that NOS Alps on my Pingmaster are just divine to type on. When I build my Alps64 with Greens I thought they were great switches, especially compared to Red Cherries. But these, these are just buttery smooth and the perfect weight kinda like I'd imagine how linear buckling springs s...
by pansku
30 Jul 2017, 19:33
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1735
Views: 153750

What is the big keyboard in the foreground, pansku? Yea it's a chinese pingmaster PN6341739. I'm currently having a little trouble with the pro micro as I'm unable to flash it again. For some reason even when connecting RST to GND twice in quick succession I'm unable to see it listed in COM ports. ...
by pansku
30 Jul 2017, 16:54
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1735
Views: 153750

My new home for propably the next five years I'll be at uni studying EE:
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Bonus Pingmaster converter:
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The beeper works but it's mega annoying so I have to keep it turned off
by pansku
25 Jul 2017, 16:52
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Ergodox Euro Tour
Replies: 81
Views: 12248

Seebart said he is going to pass, so I'm currently waiting for response from fruitalgorithm about shipping details. The board was really nice after I got used to it, but the switches weren't meant for my taste. I did kinda dig the non staggered layout, but the keyboard was too narrow for bilingual u...
by pansku
18 Jul 2017, 18:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Build log: Alps64 in a handmade birch case
Replies: 39
Views: 2576

The spacebar should be 7u wide. It is 133mm at the widest point which is the front edge. The used holes for stabs are made by me and are a bit too high up. The non used large cutouts are made by the tool. Here's a few quick pics with my phone and a measuring tape: IMG_20170718_192803.jpg IMG_2017071...
by pansku
18 Jul 2017, 16:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Build log: Alps64 in a handmade birch case
Replies: 39
Views: 2576

Hi, I used keycaps from SGI Granite and the stabs which where provided with it. For the editor I used Alps and Costar fallback option. Here are some pictures to illustrate the problem (Ignore my finger :lol: ): IMG_20170718_170803.jpg In the first picture you can see where the stab mount is in the k...
by pansku
11 Jul 2017, 15:09
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Ergodox Euro Tour
Replies: 81
Views: 12248

Just picked this up from my new local post and I'm typing on it right now :D Having no space for my left thumb sure is confusing at first :?: I end up deleting 3/4 of the letters atm. I'll send this to next person in line (seebart?) on monday 24th.
by pansku
05 Jul 2017, 18:21
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4220
Views: 442169

The project writeup in Popular Mechanics is great! Congrats, Ellipse. I'll be curious to hear if you get an uptick of interest from their readers. Kinda odd that the article doesn't even once mention the how the switches actually work. The word "Capacitance" isn't used even a single time so the art...
by pansku
03 Jul 2017, 20:53
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Buckling spring Deskthority DT keycaps
Replies: 116
Views: 6765

I'll go with red for my coloured one.
by pansku
30 Jun 2017, 15:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Build log: Alps64 in a handmade birch case
Replies: 39
Views: 2576

At last, finally done! I'll just leave it here with a few pictures and notes. IMG_20170630_163517.jpg IMG_20170630_163508.jpg After using it a couple of days I think green Alps are what red Cherrys should've been. Even when coming from a used board these are much smoother than Cherry MX Reds in my D...
by pansku
22 Jun 2017, 12:40
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4220
Views: 442169

I don't know anything about NZ, but for people in Europe, my understanding is that there is no import duty on keyboards into the EU - has anyone had direct/relevant experience? Presumably VAT would need to be paid (plus collection fees), but I believe computer keyboards are exempt from duty. At lea...
by pansku
20 Jun 2017, 18:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Build log: Alps64 in a handmade birch case
Replies: 39
Views: 2576

Finish line is getting closer. I've been super busy as I'm about to move to my own apartment for the first time and I need to sort out a whole bunch of stuff. Now I need to fix solder on letter "I" and finish the case and flash my layout. Some notes to those who are attempting to do something simila...
by pansku
16 Jun 2017, 19:47
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1784
Views: 108678

mr_a500 wrote: Yeah, they're hard to resist. (..though they sure are pingy!)
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I like black keys.
That looks really nice! Where did you get the black caps from?

I'm used to the noise level of an F so it has to be really pingy before I mind the noise.
by pansku
16 Jun 2017, 18:25
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1784
Views: 108678

*Sigh*
I resisted for more than six months but the urge for NIB Alps became too great today and I just had to order a Pingmaster. Here is a link for those who are interested in getting one of them.
by pansku
08 Jun 2017, 12:25
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Electronics Plus Mini EU Group Buy. CLOSED
Replies: 204
Views: 12123

i will sort that out in the next day or so . I also have One AEK left to send out Sorry that I'm bugging you all the time, but what things still need sorting out? If you are looking for shipping quotes, Posti is usually the way to go as much as their services suck. Online quote (button for language...
by pansku
07 Jun 2017, 21:49
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Buckling spring Deskthority DT keycaps
Replies: 116
Views: 6765

pansku wrote: I'd be interested in two caps if the price is reasonable.
If we are going to get more colors than white and pebble, make it two pebble and the most popular extra colour which at the moment seems to be red. So 3 caps in total.
by pansku
07 Jun 2017, 19:32
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Electronics Plus Mini EU Group Buy. CLOSED
Replies: 204
Views: 12123

i will sort that out in the next day or so . I also have One AEK left to send out Sorry that I'm bugging you all the time, but what things still need sorting out? If you are looking for shipping quotes, Posti is usually the way to go as much as their services suck. Online quote (button for language...

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