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by lucar
27 Nov 2018, 15:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5110/5120 keyboard conversion
Replies: 72
Views: 4530

Hi! I'm not an expert nor I know anything about Ibm 5110 keyboards but this reminded me the description of the internal working of keyboards given in the 1977 book "Microprocessor Interfacing Techniques (Sybex)" by Austin Lesea and Rodney Zaks. I have the 1980 italian version of the book. http://mir...
by lucar
23 Nov 2018, 20:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 restoration (rebuilding phase)
Replies: 50
Views: 6607

You are going strong man! :)

Luca
by lucar
22 Nov 2018, 11:20
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Wang 725 retrobrighted
Replies: 12
Views: 1231

Really a nice job! Thanks

Luca
by lucar
21 Nov 2018, 19:19
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Wang 725 retrobrighted
Replies: 12
Views: 1231

deeyay wrote:
snufflecat wrote: Nice work. How long did you leave it in the peroxide?
Around 12 hours =)
With UV , sunlight..?

Luca
by lucar
21 Nov 2018, 19:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wyse PCE Space Bar
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Hi, I have 2 Wyse PCE and one Bull Questar that is just a Wyse keyboard rebranding. Your spacebar is too noisy but it is quite normal in untouched Wyses. The spacebar stabs are pcb mounted , I did Superlube them as I lubed the stabs at the spacebar joints. My spacebars have the same noise of the res...
by lucar
19 Nov 2018, 13:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Televideo - The beginning of a journey. The end of my social life.
Replies: 89
Views: 6980

I got this in the mail today: https://i.imgur.com/Rc1YWFI.jpg https://i.imgur.com/XgUOhQD.jpg https://i.imgur.com/dJ1HLke.jpg https://i.imgur.com/g4tO0vq.jpg This is one of the Televideo 965 boards from snacksthecat, it's in like new conditions and he did a wonderful job converting it. I'm very happ...
by lucar
19 Nov 2018, 08:24
Forum: Other
Topic: (Free/Raffle) Election Day 2018 - "Your vote, your keyboard."
Replies: 80
Views: 9597

Better than having more cables around I guess.

Luca
by lucar
17 Nov 2018, 10:32
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1767
Views: 189898

tron wrote: My setup for 2018. I'm currently using the dual Cyrillic/English 3278 I restored earlier this year.

Restoration link- https://imgur.com/a/D1XHKll

Extra shots- https://imgur.com/a/8Hewqjj

Absolutely gorgeous!! Congrats!

Luca
by lucar
16 Nov 2018, 09:43
Forum: Other
Topic: (Free/Raffle) Election Day 2018 - "Your vote, your keyboard."
Replies: 80
Views: 9597

Maybe the second approach , that would lower the number of cables laying around..
by lucar
16 Nov 2018, 09:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Televideo - The beginning of a journey. The end of my social life.
Replies: 89
Views: 6980

AWSOME
by lucar
12 Nov 2018, 20:20
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Disgusting G80-3000 I picked up for cheap.
Replies: 10
Views: 1065

Very nice cleanig work!
by lucar
12 Nov 2018, 20:14
Forum: Gallery
Topic: MCM/900 Maxi Switch Magnetic Reed
Replies: 4
Views: 945

The most incredible things from the past just come out in the mechanical keyboards commuity!
by lucar
12 Nov 2018, 14:36
Forum: Other
Topic: (Free/Raffle) Election Day 2018 - "Your vote, your keyboard."
Replies: 80
Views: 9597

Thanks for doing this fun giveaway! I I'll do my best to stay on par and share as much as I can , as I'm already doing with my Youtube channel. I stumbled over your youtube channel yesterday while browsing through geekhack. Your Dolch project is really impressive, I expected a mediocre mod and saw ...
by lucar
12 Nov 2018, 10:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Televideo - The beginning of a journey. The end of my social life.
Replies: 89
Views: 6980

Really nice keyboards guys!
by lucar
11 Nov 2018, 09:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Televideo - The beginning of a journey. The end of my social life.
Replies: 89
Views: 6980

I dun goofed. I didn't exactly expect a miracle but I certainly didn't expect it to make the switch 1800% worse. Is lube a scam? No you are not lubing the right part. Here is video that I said that I was going to produce a long time ago.... pZMgq_KlDac Great Info!!! I would go with dry lube sincere...
by lucar
10 Nov 2018, 20:35
Forum: Other
Topic: (Free/Raffle) Election Day 2018 - "Your vote, your keyboard."
Replies: 80
Views: 9597

I can't believe I won one of the keyboards!! Really , I could'nt believe my eyes when I saw my nickname on the screen! Thank You snacksthecat for Your generosity and compliments for Your great skills in electronics. Thank You all for being such a woderful community, I'm always impressed by the great...
by lucar
10 Nov 2018, 09:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Televideo - The beginning of a journey. The end of my social life.
Replies: 89
Views: 6980

Wet lubing is not always the best thing do. I did not get sactisfactory resuls with Alps switches for example so I switched (!) to dry lube for those. Even on Cherrys , the difference between oil and dry ptfe is not that much, so , lately , I prefer going with dry lube . http://www.wd40specialist.co...
by lucar
07 Nov 2018, 15:35
Forum: Other
Topic: (Free/Raffle) Election Day 2018 - "Your vote, your keyboard."
Replies: 80
Views: 9597

Well, You know that I like the Pawn, the red caps give that touch of happyness that makes it stand out
by lucar
06 Nov 2018, 12:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Televideo - The beginning of a journey. The end of my social life.
Replies: 89
Views: 6980

Awsome work, don't stop if You have time!

Luca
by lucar
04 Nov 2018, 09:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Televideo - The beginning of a journey. The end of my social life.
Replies: 89
Views: 6980

Absolutely gorgeous, I'm the luchiest of the group! :)))

I never thought I would be able to have exactly that one.

Thank You!!!
Luca
by lucar
31 Oct 2018, 09:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Will I have problems with IBM Model F 1503206 on a modern computer?
Replies: 20
Views: 2035

Thanks everyone for the replies! Very helpful and encouraging. I will get an old Model F, and a new one. The original has a weird keyboard layout, but I honestly don't think it'll cause me many problems. I used one like that in the 80s, and I assume that muscle memory will take over after a week. I...
by lucar
29 Oct 2018, 09:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Will I have problems with IBM Model F 1503206 on a modern computer?
Replies: 20
Views: 2035

Thanks everyone. Much appreciated. Sounds like Soarer's converter is definitely the way to go. I'll read into mapping the keys. Will this work for Linux systems as well? Is it likely that the foam in the Model F will be decomposing? I don't want to buy one and find that I have no way to keep it run...
by lucar
28 Oct 2018, 17:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Honeywell 5921 Clean Up and Teensy USB
Replies: 15
Views: 1322

Great conversion!!

Luca
by lucar
28 Oct 2018, 16:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Will I have problems with IBM Model F 1503206 on a modern computer?
Replies: 20
Views: 2035

Hi, Is there some other way of installing a converter inside the keyboard? Hello, as others noted , the best way to convert a Model F to usb is to use a Soarers converter (God bless this Guy). I did embed a Soarer converter in a couple of model F and remapped most of the keys to gain maximum functi...
by lucar
26 Oct 2018, 09:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Televideo - The beginning of a journey. The end of my social life.
Replies: 89
Views: 6980

Thanks for sharing all this with us, restoring/converting keyboards is a lot of work but also a lot of fun!

Luca
by lucar
17 Oct 2018, 14:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Televideo - The beginning of a journey. The end of my social life.
Replies: 89
Views: 6980

I'm in love with this post!!!

Please go on updating!!

Luca
by lucar
04 Jul 2018, 18:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Vectra64
Replies: 27
Views: 2890

Fucking gorgeous!
by lucar
19 Jun 2018, 09:31
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NEC PC-8801 in black
Replies: 13
Views: 1466

Hi! we have the same problem , converting an 8801. If You find anything please post here. I'm afraid a Teensy 2 ++ , TMK and swapping the controller is the way to go... Here is mine https://i.imgur.com/HACVADb.jpg I dropped more pictures in this post https://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/nec-pc-8801-d...
by lucar
15 Jun 2018, 12:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Retrobright 2.0 - No more UV light!
Replies: 28
Views: 24784

just a quick note. sun light is not a good UV source for our purpose. Buy a good UV lamp, the result is way better than direct sunlight. Hello Matteo, I did try with UV lamps but either my lamps were not strong enought or the process is too slow , I gave up in favor of exposing the glass jar to dir...
by lucar
15 Jun 2018, 08:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Retrobright 2.0 - No more UV light!
Replies: 28
Views: 24784

Hi Wodan, I suggest You try glass marmalade cans as containers instead of ziplock bags with a 1:5 or 1:4 solution of 30% peroxide : water . In my experience pressure has some influence in the process and marmalade cans are gas tight to some extent so the peroxide solution / caps bath will stay at pr...

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