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by mike52787
23 Jul 2018, 18:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Chyron Duet Project
Replies: 21
Views: 1619

Glad someone finally decided to do this, those boards are pretty neat. The grey version (I believe its called the maxine) actually has an all metal top case. Those boards are amazing to harvest for vintage clears as well, in fact I am typing on a board built with some chyron v clears. also replaced ...
by mike52787
20 Jul 2018, 06:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What are the best starting linear switches?
Replies: 16
Views: 6683

//gainsborough wrote:
mike52787 wrote: vintage MX blacks, no other linears can compare.
What about SKCL brown? I thought you liked SKCL brown!!
I do, vintage blacks are still better though :)
by mike52787
19 Jul 2018, 04:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What are the best starting linear switches?
Replies: 16
Views: 6683

vintage MX blacks, no other linears can compare.
by mike52787
18 Jul 2018, 00:08
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Omnikey//101 project
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Get some grease on that spacebar! Really cool project. I want to try browns pretty bad. I actually like some rattle on vintage boards - but I think you’re right, it is a bit too much, hahaha. I have some vicorinox lube I might try! this is pure insanity, first people like ping, and now people like ...
by mike52787
13 Jul 2018, 16:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help adapting the NCR 4950
Replies: 47
Views: 3528

consideringquiet wrote:
Blaise170 wrote: Ooh I misunderstood the wiki. Looks like if you desolder the RJ-11 cable and replace it with a DIN-5 or PS/2 cable that it should work as long as it has AT switching on the board.
So just stripping a USB and soldering it to the respective pinouy should work?
absolutely not.
by mike52787
13 Jul 2018, 15:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help adapting the NCR 4950
Replies: 47
Views: 3528

There's no need to pin it out, it's standard AT protocol. All you need is a DIN-5 to PS/2 converter (and a PS/2 to USB converter if you can't use PS/2). Alternatively if you want to remap keys you can buy a pre-converted cable from Orihalcon that converts straight from DIN-5 to USB. no? pretty sure...
by mike52787
13 Jul 2018, 03:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: HERMES Rocketeer (SA) keyset proposal
Replies: 116
Views: 11992

TheInverseKey wrote: I like how this keyboard is both getting hyped for being cool and awesome while also being in the "ugliest keyboards you've seen"
thats the cool thing about this hobby... totally subjective

while I may think it looks like total garbage (and I do) others can think that it looks fantastic.
by mike52787
13 Jul 2018, 01:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 41935

701c wrote: Look what massdrop did

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wow that looks like absolute shit

sorry zslane but you've outdone yourself this time
by mike52787
12 Jul 2018, 14:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4253
Views: 328711

Futaba MA MX mount
by mike52787
10 Jul 2018, 17:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4253
Views: 328711

AT&T is obviously a cherry g83 rubberdome Yeah, it's written on the sticker. Without that information, I don't think it's possible to distinguish those old G83s from G80s or G81s. There's a thread about it on Geekhack. I got one. :x Hopefully, the case is G80-compatible at least. barred homing as w...
by mike52787
10 Jul 2018, 14:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4253
Views: 328711

Acer is Acer switches (hammer over membrane)

AT&T is obviously a cherry g83 rubberdome

Datacomp is most likely SMK 2nd gen Alps mount
by mike52787
10 Jul 2018, 02:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4253
Views: 328711

fohat wrote: Is that the one with blue Alps?
That would be the MCK-101. not sure about this one. Seems to be completely different.
by mike52787
09 Jul 2018, 19:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: PS/2 cable in AT keyboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 455

the protocol is the same, and the pins voltages and signals are 1:1. There are plenty of pinouts for both connectors on google images.
by mike52787
09 Jul 2018, 00:32
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1499
Views: 134046

Great album to break in a new (to me) pair of speakers.
by mike52787
04 Jul 2018, 19:15
Forum: News
Topic: Geekhack sold to—probably—ZealPC^WMassdrop
Replies: 119
Views: 10590

much better than the alternatives. I think this is a good thing for geekhack.
by mike52787
01 Jul 2018, 01:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Leading Edge DC-2214 / DC-3014 scrap parts project
Replies: 23
Views: 1441

Chyros wrote: B-but but but... Who would slaughter a DC-3014? D: It's even ANSI!
pcb was toast, I replaced it with a 2214 pcb.
by mike52787
30 Jun 2018, 17:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 41935

derzemel wrote:
mike52787 wrote: NGL that camo one would look pretty sick with og WoB caps
naahh... still ugly :evilgeek:
To each is own man, looks fuckin sweet to me
by mike52787
30 Jun 2018, 14:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 41935

NGL that camo one would look pretty sick with og WoB caps
by mike52787
27 Jun 2018, 15:35
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23544
Views: 1671990

pretty bad price if I have to say so

m122s are usually like 20 bucks
by mike52787
22 Jun 2018, 16:22
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Postage Board (switch-mounted hand wire controller)
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

this is awesome. nice way to do hand wired keyboards less sloppily. I cant think of how many times I struggled with where to mount a teensy when doing that. I'll definitely be in for one.
by mike52787
21 Jun 2018, 22:56
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Best Zowie mice series for palm grip?
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

EC-1A is what I use, and I palm grip. super comfortable.
by mike52787
21 Jun 2018, 04:44
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23544
Views: 1671990

cute board, shame its in such awful condition.
by mike52787
20 Jun 2018, 16:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What was/is the worst keyboard/switch you have ever tried?
Replies: 48
Views: 2819

Worst mechanical : MODERN cherry mx name brand switches. I dont know how they make them so scratchy but its horrid, and dont get me started on brown feeling like a linear with dirt in the slider. Khial, gateron, and zealios dont have that ick, nor did the nib classic black switches i was lucky enou...
by mike52787
20 Jun 2018, 16:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What was/is the worst keyboard/switch you have ever tried?
Replies: 48
Views: 2819

dirty alps easily. any variety... all bad. especially one plate of dampened creams I had. Even 1u keys would bind awfully.
by mike52787
20 Jun 2018, 16:38
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1499
Views: 134046

Steven wilson is a genius, its as simple as that
by mike52787
20 Jun 2018, 05:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4253
Views: 328711

ScottPaladin wrote: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1983-N ... SwRhNbKVLK

Cortron Foam and Foil?
Most likely as you can see the capsense pads on the back of the pcb. if it was a magnetic valve version you would have 4 through hole pins.
by mike52787
20 Jun 2018, 04:58
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23544
Views: 1671990

Engicoder wrote: I have a DC-2214 with white alps`
Most 2214s come with whites, ones with blues are very uncommon.
by mike52787
17 Jun 2018, 23:27
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Any tips for shipping keyboards on the cheap?
Replies: 7
Views: 964

parcel monkey
by mike52787
14 Jun 2018, 16:41
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Costar 1101P - "Ze retröbrite! It doez nothing!"
Replies: 18
Views: 1089

Peroxide also works well with heat instead of UV light. It's harder to pull off with cases but keycaps can be dunked in it and gently heated. But be careful ; too high a heat can soften the plastics and case them to warp, especially spacebars. If you''re a foodie and have (or are interested in) an ...
by mike52787
14 Jun 2018, 03:02
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Alps SKCL Switches (Round 2)
Replies: 237
Views: 25206

codemonkeymike wrote:
mike52787 wrote: so you want to make linear blues? you do know you can't fit a click leaf into linear alps tops
Nah, just top housing
like I said. SKCL top housings do not accomodate click/tactile leaves. the position for the LED takes up the space that the leaf normally would.

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