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by just_add_coffee
19 Feb 2017, 19:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Trip down memory lane - my first (really) mechanical keyboard
Replies: 8
Views: 2107

When the motor turned it would sense if you'd partially pressed a key and if you had, it would pull that key down from under your finger (ahh, heavenly). At the end of the cycle it would slam the key back into your finger (Violent). You learned pretty quickly that you didn't so much __type__ on thi...
by just_add_coffee
19 Feb 2017, 17:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Hello I'm new here, looking at getting a typewriter style keyboard.
Replies: 43
Views: 6182

Hell my name is Bill, and I've been lurking for a few weeks now and decided to do my first post. As the subject line says, I'm looking a typewriter style keyboard and it's the AZIO MK-RETRO keyboard: http://www.aziocorp.com/webe/html/products/index2.aspx?num=139 Anyone have this or at least played ...
by just_add_coffee
18 Feb 2017, 21:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Pingmasters are still available on Ebay
Replies: 36
Views: 3340

I personally have never bought anything from the US. Most of the time the shipping cost is not worth it for me. I just checked with UPS (not USPS) and it's even more expensive. I've bought from UK sellers on /r/mechmarket twice over the last month. The biggest item was a Pok3r, but still. The shipp...
by just_add_coffee
18 Feb 2017, 20:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Pingmasters are still available on Ebay
Replies: 36
Views: 3340

jellybelly wrote: Too bad shipping is 60 bucks :(
I'm looking at the USPS site and ... ummmm ... it's not good.

How do you folks normally get stuff from the US?
by just_add_coffee
18 Feb 2017, 20:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Pingmasters are still available on Ebay
Replies: 36
Views: 3340

scottc wrote: FREE SHIPPING! To the USA.
eBay wrote:Shipping: $77.50 USPS Priority Mail International | See details
See details about international shipping here.

Item location:
Dayton, Ohio, United States

Ships to:
Worldwide See exclusions
Dammit. I am sorry about that and fixed my post.
by just_add_coffee
18 Feb 2017, 19:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Pingmasters are still available on Ebay
Replies: 36
Views: 3340

IBM Pingmasters are still available on Ebay

I had been looking on Ebay for while for one of these keyboards, but IBM Pingmaster and ibm 6112884 on Ebay's searches weren't returning anything. These keyboards are indeed still available. However 6112884 corresponds to the part number for the Japanese-keycapped version, which does seem to be gone...
by just_add_coffee
18 Feb 2017, 17:14
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1131
Views: 83550

__red__ wrote: Depends on the height that you have the rest of your keys at. In you have lower key heights then the circular sections of the MX key actually sinks into the barrel when depressed. In you have them riding high then maybe.
Ah. I see what you mean now. Thanks!
by just_add_coffee
18 Feb 2017, 17:05
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1131
Views: 83550

and you would need to get the Dremel out for that Capslock. I just laid an MX Capslock on top of a Model F's Capslock barrel. The barrel seems to be about 5mm to the left of where it needs to be to align with the MX key. If that's the issue, is it possible to make an adapter in which the MX portion...
by just_add_coffee
17 Feb 2017, 21:47
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Matias Tactile Pro 4 review (Matias Clicky switch)
Replies: 30
Views: 2488

Thank you for doing these videos, Chyros! I've enjoyed them and have learned a lot, but I'm still laughing from the review of the IBM PC jr. chiclet-key that I watched this morning ( feels like it was made out of used condoms ). If you ever wanted to also review movies, restaurants, web sites, etc.,...
by just_add_coffee
17 Feb 2017, 16:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 5251!
Replies: 27
Views: 1534

Those caps are absolutely gorgeous!
by just_add_coffee
16 Feb 2017, 19:49
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1131
Views: 83550

To me, the single biggest test of "modernness" in a keyboard is using the well established ANSI and/or ISO layouts that have been used, with rare exceptions, since the mid-1980s. Having the muscle memory for those layouts was one of the biggest excitement factors of the MF for me: an SSK, but with ...
by just_add_coffee
15 Feb 2017, 22:13
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1131
Views: 83550

... modern layout, modern ergonomics and connectivity. Hmmm ... The buckling spring Bluetooth Ergodox! :D This is more of a reproduction: https://deskthority.net/group-buys-f50/brand-new-f62-kishsaver-f77-industrial-model-f-s-made-this-year-t11046.html I almost joined that group buy, but ended up g...
by just_add_coffee
15 Feb 2017, 18:01
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1131
Views: 83550

Model F is alive anyway, almost indestructible if you ask me. That's why we need a modern F. There is one major F project already of course. I'm a brand new Model F convert and so it's awesome to have an opportunity to ask this ... What constitutes a "modern F?" (and if anyone else has some thought...
by just_add_coffee
15 Feb 2017, 17:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New member intro and can anyone date my XT Model F?
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Ratfink wrote: Or St. Patrick's Day, for that matter? I just don't get it.
In my religion (that I just made up), missing out on St. Patrick's Day beer is a sin. Or any other day's beer. It's a rather strict religion now that about it. :D
by just_add_coffee
15 Feb 2017, 17:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1131
Views: 83550

Phase 2 will focus on making an F assembly that is cheaper to produce, more modern in appearance, and refining the switch itself so that is ALWAYS consistent (less ping and twang). Not sure if that is actually at a lower dB level yet, but think more "crisp". Onwards and upwards isn't bad news reall...
by just_add_coffee
15 Feb 2017, 16:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2093
Views: 142828

This thread is an absolutely amazing labor of love. I spent four hours last night reading it, starting from page one, and plan on finishing it later today. Wow! I'm currently refurbishing and modding a Model F AT. I would be interested in purchasing one of those black LED inserts should they become ...
by just_add_coffee
15 Feb 2017, 05:29
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1131
Views: 83550

I just learned of this project. Looks like I'm just in time for Round 2. :)

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