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by flowerlandfilms
06 Dec 2018, 06:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps Glidepoint Keypad - Backlighting & Matias Switches
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

All the switches are now connected, but I've got a bit of an issue with the trackpad. I've found V+ and Ground, but poking around with the multimeter I can only identify either Clock or Data, but one of them is missing. I've identified the one by watching the voltage drop to half as the trackpad is ...
by flowerlandfilms
06 Dec 2018, 05:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps Glidepoint Keypad - Backlighting & Matias Switches
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

Wires laid out ready for soldering.
Temporary layout, but I will be using these nice ALPS doubleshots from a Toshiba laptop. They have the same colour scheme as the originals, but are much better quality. They should have used these in the first place.
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by flowerlandfilms
06 Dec 2018, 03:22
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps Glidepoint Keypad - Backlighting & Matias Switches
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

Putting down some plastic insulation to prevent unwanted touching. These copper contacts need to leave some room for Jesus.
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by flowerlandfilms
06 Dec 2018, 03:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps Glidepoint Keypad - Backlighting & Matias Switches
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

Switch array soldered and ready to go. Hopefully I didn't damage them while removing the tactile leaves and rubber dampeners.
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by flowerlandfilms
06 Dec 2018, 01:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps Glidepoint Keypad - Backlighting & Matias Switches
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

Adding wires to the mouse buttons daughter board.
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by flowerlandfilms
06 Dec 2018, 00:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps Glidepoint Keypad - Backlighting & Matias Switches
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

20 Matias Quiet Clicks, Linearized and un-dampened.
I took apart a spare Display Port cable to get all the wires.
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by flowerlandfilms
06 Dec 2018, 00:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps Glidepoint Keypad - Backlighting & Matias Switches
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

At first I was trying to figure out how to add space for the longer keys. Then I realised if I just ignore those I can have more buttons. This is mostly going to be used for Maya AutoDesk Hot Keys.
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by flowerlandfilms
05 Dec 2018, 23:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps Glidepoint Keypad - Backlighting & Matias Switches
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

For the plate, I ordered this steel one from KPRepublic and Sawed off a Numpad sized chunk.
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by flowerlandfilms
05 Dec 2018, 15:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps Glidepoint Keypad - Backlighting & Matias Switches
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

Testing the lights.
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by flowerlandfilms
05 Dec 2018, 15:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps Glidepoint Keypad - Backlighting & Matias Switches
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

Decided on a mounting point for the Teensy and wired up the lights.
It's going half under the trackpad, plenty of space to lie down.
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by flowerlandfilms
05 Dec 2018, 14:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Mechamorphosis
Replies: 26
Views: 1761

Those two lamps are very cool, they really give it a certain something.
by flowerlandfilms
05 Dec 2018, 13:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps Glidepoint Keypad - Backlighting & Matias Switches
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

Figuring out where the Teensy and LEDs will go with the Mainboard and switches removed, the whole thing has to go I think to make room for full travel switches and nicer caps.
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by flowerlandfilms
05 Dec 2018, 13:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps Glidepoint Keypad - Backlighting & Matias Switches
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

Alps Glidepoint Keypad - Backlighting & Matias Switches

In the 80's and early 90's, it was all about COMDEX. A massive yearly trade-show where people came from all over the world to showcase hardware, software and everything computers. Careers were made and broken on the show-floor, and handshake deals worth billions were struck over shrimp cocktails in...
by flowerlandfilms
04 Dec 2018, 13:44
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tricolor Dyesub Alps Keycaps :D
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Wow those are handsome.
by flowerlandfilms
04 Dec 2018, 13:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3515
Views: 224701

Mattr567 wrote: Better red than dead :twisted:

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Those colours are badass and the Shift arrow is from the future.
I like it.
by flowerlandfilms
02 Dec 2018, 07:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 191
Views: 20440

https://auctions.c.yimg.jp/images.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/image/dr000/auc0412/users/f70c537cdfa2b3d0245feece9727d377ff15e716/i-img1200x900-1543645371h0znmr826166.jpg Anyone know what switches this comes with? I think I remember someone saying it had alps switches but I can't find wheere I saw that. Th...
by flowerlandfilms
29 Nov 2018, 20:36
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Amstrad PC1512 Keyboard and Mouse
Replies: 6
Views: 826

by flowerlandfilms
28 Nov 2018, 06:53
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23351
Views: 1593395

What is the deal with this thing?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Creative-Visio ... :rk:7:pf:0

And why does it have a lock light in the up key?
by flowerlandfilms
27 Nov 2018, 22:36
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23351
Views: 1593395

It's like a huge barrel full of mashed peas :lol:
In this case, more like Applesauce.
by flowerlandfilms
27 Nov 2018, 13:19
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Transparent Alps keycaps
Replies: 9
Views: 1567

There was also a Macway keyboard with transparent caps: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Macway-Datacomp-Clear-Skeleton-ADB-Keyboard-for-Apple-Macintosh-ALPS-Switches-/323325392121?hash=item4b47b1f4f9%3Ag%3AeJIAAOSw4gxbOE5d&nma=true&si=kW7ZulVUQZtglu6EoaNgsQQJWA0%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksi...
by flowerlandfilms
27 Nov 2018, 02:41
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Transparent Alps keycaps
Replies: 9
Views: 1567

Thanks for the reply! Wouldn't be that interested in tearing down one of those old iMac themed boards just for caps though.
I would. It makes me happy.
by flowerlandfilms
27 Nov 2018, 01:38
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Transparent Alps keycaps
Replies: 9
Views: 1567

A while back, someone posted a custom SGI AT101 with transparent Alps mount keycaps with Mac OS legends. That would be me! I've done a lot of research into this so hold onto your hat. The set I am using comes from the Sanwa SKB-M109UH. I'm not sure if it was released anywhere other than Japan. The ...
by flowerlandfilms
26 Nov 2018, 17:06
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23351
Views: 1593395

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Just nabbed this for cheap.
by flowerlandfilms
24 Nov 2018, 11:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How many shades of blue Alps can you discern?
Replies: 9
Views: 934

A Satoshi Kon number of shades.
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by flowerlandfilms
19 Nov 2018, 13:21
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M2 - Commodore Mitsumi - Alps PCB w/ caps
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

Those chocolate Alps caps are absolutely gorgeous. I wish I could afford them. Interested in a trade?
by flowerlandfilms
19 Nov 2018, 05:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Wall Mounted Toshiba T-5200/100
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Wall Mounted Toshiba T-5200/100

I bought this keyboard module for the keycaps, but it has a Tron-esque grid pattern going on in the traces. I thought it would make some cool wall art, so I put together a frame out of spare wood, and side lit it with LEDS. I think it looks quite spiffy. Daytime: toshibalap1.jpg Nightime: Toshibalap...
by flowerlandfilms
19 Nov 2018, 03:15
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1866
Views: 142155

At least there are often doubleshot keycaps, though. Hence my purchase. It's garbage to type on. Flat, no feedback, limpy/membrane or what? Please be MORE specific here. It types exactly as it's built, a limp membrane with a click leaf shoved on the side. I'm going to harvest the caps and light it ...
by flowerlandfilms
16 Nov 2018, 23:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do you type properly?
Replies: 81
Views: 6583

I learned to type on a keyboard at home, before they ever tried to teach us typing at school.
Therefore I am faster with my style than with theirs.
I do like to use touch typing websites though.
It's a fun game when you're bored to see how well you can do without looking.
by flowerlandfilms
16 Nov 2018, 11:24
Forum: Other
Topic: Matias click modules partnership
Replies: 2
Views: 2404

I would be interested in the switches but I am in Australia.
by flowerlandfilms
16 Nov 2018, 11:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: An interesting find: NIB IBM Model M blue Alps(?) Keyboard
Replies: 76
Views: 5844

1. Alps might be big, but IBM was bigger, if they demanded a board with no Alps markings, they could get it.
2. Big Blue with Alps Blues is awesome.
3. If cloning an IBM product makes it "Fake" or "Not Real" then no one in existence today owns a real computer or keyboard.

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