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by rymut
10 Mar 2018, 13:15
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Polish IBM Model F - engineers nightmares
Replies: 28
Views: 1367

green-squid wrote: BUT! What if it only feels inconsistent because of the bad foam????
Not because of the foam but because of the springs, some are lighter than others, some are heavier than others, some are almost silent, some are audible.
by rymut
10 Mar 2018, 12:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Polish IBM Model F - engineers nightmares
Replies: 28
Views: 1367

green-squid wrote: So is that a no? That would suck. I was very excited to get an F for a good price. :(
It is really weird experience, keys are very light and spring sound is inconsistent around the board, also I think that travel distance is smaller than in normal IBM model M.
by rymut
10 Mar 2018, 11:42
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Polish IBM Model F - engineers nightmares
Replies: 28
Views: 1367

lots of transistors there its interesting comparing the electronics of similar boards and finding they are different. The feeling might be improved by having new foam if you have the tools to cut the foam and also enough clamps to enable the two plates to be shut again after the new foam is in plac...
by rymut
10 Mar 2018, 10:55
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Polish IBM Model F - engineers nightmares
Replies: 28
Views: 1367

OH MY GOD OH MY GOD! one question because I am interested!! Does it feel good? It feels like living in under rule of CCCP. Keycaps are very thin and springs are very light (less than 45g to bottom out) so sound is quite poor, it sound can be improved by using original IBM keycaps. Springs are proba...
by rymut
10 Mar 2018, 10:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Polish IBM Model F - engineers nightmares
Replies: 28
Views: 1367

Polish IBM Model F - engineers nightmares

I am currently selling a few keyboard so I thought that I can share a few photos of one of less known CCCP clone devices: IBM Model F Polish Communist Working Party Edition.
by rymut
28 Nov 2017, 08:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soviet "Gerkonic" (Zbrojovka Brno/Consul/Tesla) adapter resources
Replies: 13
Views: 2237

armatus wrote: how it's going? any news?
have you a github repo?
Not yet, quite busy month in the work.
by rymut
16 Nov 2017, 12:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4027
Views: 280090

invisiblefly wrote: what is this keyboard? do you think i can restored and used as usb?
Got the same keyboard a while back, it was modded to work with commadore/atari so converting to usb is possible.
Maybe in the middle of December I will check my board again, and see what I can do.
by rymut
16 Nov 2017, 12:50
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Futaba MA (MX variant) still in production for Korean arcade buttons
Replies: 27
Views: 5519

Will also think about if I want to go MX gamerfinger or standard arcade- OBFs seem (I don’t have any sanwa buttons) a more worse deal than the gamerfingers..? Gamefingers are practically impossible to get, as for the buttons there is always an alternative: get old PS/2 mechanical keyboard and make ...
by rymut
13 Nov 2017, 11:39
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Futaba MA (MX variant) still in production for Korean arcade buttons
Replies: 27
Views: 5519

I want to hack a trackball into a Kinesis advantage soon. Does someone want to recommend me switches? Intented for mounting a plastic case - afaik screw in is best.. Heard quite some good about Gamerfingers - alternatives? You might wanna check out Paradise Arcade OBS-MX mod for sanwa: https://para...
by rymut
04 Nov 2017, 17:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soviet "Gerkonic" (Zbrojovka Brno/Consul/Tesla) adapter resources
Replies: 13
Views: 2237

1KRO? why not just rewire it? you can use power and ground lines as is (on pcb), but make a new signal matrix for mcu (cut the old one) i have the same polish(or cz) board - keys works with arduino, but needs a power strobe to NKRO (note than power from arduino pin is not enough for line of MH3SS2'...
by rymut
29 Oct 2017, 00:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4027
Views: 280090

Two keyboards one question: what kind of switches those keyboard uses?


I suspect that the HIGHSCREEN one uses Cherry MY, but the other one.. I'm not so sure.
by rymut
27 Oct 2017, 17:43
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Futaba MA (MX variant) still in production for Korean arcade buttons
Replies: 27
Views: 5519

If anyone else wants any (£3.48 with tax) let me know ASAP and I'll get them to check for a few more. They're not cheap and condition of them is poor but the grey types are pretty rare. You might consider buying them from from https://www.focusattack.com ($3.5 with tax per switch), shipping cost is...
by rymut
24 Oct 2017, 19:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soviet "Gerkonic" (Zbrojovka Brno/Consul/Tesla) adapter resources
Replies: 13
Views: 2237

<off> If it really is 1KRO, how do you type e.g. the symbol # on it? Press Shift, release Shift, press 3/#, release 3/#? </off> Ye, of little faith... this is great example of CCCP technology build to last and with a mind set of Soviet block countries where left hand doesn't know what the right han...
by rymut
23 Oct 2017, 17:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4027
Views: 280090

Keybug wrote: Rubber dome (or "hybrid" - see wiki)! A shame that Mitsumi boards rarely (never?) use any of the great mechanical switches they made...
Thank you, I was not aware of tearpeak website (quite handy thing).
But, yes I own two or three mitsumi board with "hybrid" switches so I will probably pass.
by rymut
23 Oct 2017, 11:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4027
Views: 280090

Any idea what is this keyboard:
back
back
kb1.jpg (588.85 KiB) Viewed 936 times
front
front
kb1.jpg (588.85 KiB) Viewed 936 times
source: allegro.pl/klawiatura-mechaniczna-mitsumi-din-myszka-com-i7006200417.html
by rymut
18 Oct 2017, 23:41
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Futaba MA (MX variant) still in production for Korean arcade buttons
Replies: 27
Views: 5519

You can see here that both keycap mounts were used, which makes me wonder if they're using up a load of old stock That might be the case Seimitsu LS-32 joystick was updated this year (2017) to Seimitsu LS-32 2017 or LS-300. Change was due to switching switches from Panasonic AM51662C5N (discontinue...
by rymut
18 Oct 2017, 22:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soviet "Gerkonic" (Zbrojovka Brno/Consul/Tesla) adapter resources
Replies: 13
Views: 2237

Nice work! My understanding is that those boards use Hall effect switches - is that right? Even if the board is 1 KRO it's very cool that you got an old Hall effect board working! Wait I thought that adapter is available for Honeywell Hall keyboards. I own second hand Honeywell BO1810 keyboard whic...
by rymut
18 Oct 2017, 15:34
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Futaba MA (MX variant) still in production for Korean arcade buttons
Replies: 27
Views: 5519

Futaba MA (MX variant) still in production for Korean arcade buttons

Recently I bought some Samducksa Crown SDB-201 Screw In Arcade Buttons that uses some kind of Futaba switches. 20171018_151741.jpg I thought that it uses a dedicated switch like Sanwa and Seimitsu, or uses Futaba mechanism inside dedicated mold (some Chinese arcade button knockoffs uses ALPS-clone s...
by rymut
18 Oct 2017, 14:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soviet "Gerkonic" (Zbrojovka Brno/Consul/Tesla) adapter resources
Replies: 13
Views: 2237

Soviet "Gerkonic" (Zbrojovka Brno/Consul/Tesla) adapter resources

Some time ago I bought zbrojovka brno 263.2 keyboard like this one https://youtu.be/Qef2QGLkHMk . DSC_0028.JPG After some digging I found few good resources: * https://sites.google.com/site/computerresearchltd/Home/stare-stroje/statni-statek-klicany-fk-1 * http://home.zcu.cz/~dudacek/Simicos/SIMICOS...
by rymut
08 Jun 2017, 16:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4027
Views: 280090

Apologies for jumping in late, but it is indeed a Polish keyboard. I once scanned an ad for it, in June of 1988, from a Polish computer magazine named… Komputer. It says “a professional capacitative keyboard compatible with XT and AT, with Polish diacritics [*] for microcomputers, minicomputers, an...
by rymut
16 Sep 2016, 15:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4027
Views: 280090

Hello, another question I found auction (price ~45 EUR) with keyboards PICKER EKT-101 MODEL 171932 / 174932 made in USA. Do anybody have any information about switch mechanism used in those keyboards ? I'm mostly interested in track ball, but some knowledge about the board would be nice. 155a0880478...
by rymut
08 Sep 2016, 16:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4027
Views: 280090

Oak foam and foil?? That's a new switch. If the price is not expensive, I must buy it. Hope you take more shots if you brought it. Thanks man. Why Oak? Today I received the keyboard in question. I can verify that the board uses detachable square foam and foil switches (only about 3 foils are not to...
by rymut
06 Sep 2016, 21:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4027
Views: 280090

Oak foam and foil?? That's a new switch. If the price is not expensive, I must buy it. Hope you take more shots if you brought it. Thanks man. I bought it for half price outside the auction (still delivery cost is equal to price of the board). I will try to get hold of some camera and shoot some pi...
by rymut
06 Sep 2016, 19:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4027
Views: 280090

Don't buy it. It's probably foam and foil. The pattern on the back of the PCB is almost a dead giveaway. I thought it might be a foam and foil (i own 2-3 boards with newer keytronic or btc foam and foil switches). Still I might buy it if the price drops by 50% just to see how older switch compare w...
by rymut
05 Sep 2016, 13:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4027
Views: 280090

Any chances of identifying keyboard and switches of: 2.jpg 1.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg 8.jpg 1.jpg 5.jpg 7.jpg 8.jpg I found this keyboard and pictures on auction and I'm considering of buying it just to see what kind of switches it has. I will be grateful for any information before end of the auction (which ...

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