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by woody
21 May 2014, 17:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for more 60% sized keyboards
Replies: 91
Views: 15243

Arrows on HHKB are somewhat OK, although cursoring too much gets tiresome.
PgUp/PgDn are bearable.
Home/End make me cringe.
by woody
11 May 2014, 09:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New WASD v2
Replies: 41
Views: 2748

Muirium wrote:Quite like Elrick said: a lot of people praise them too much when they've just plunked down the readies, and are still under their own inner salesman's spell.
So true for keyboard fora. Direct boost by item's price and/or rarity.
by woody
10 May 2014, 22:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New WASD v2
Replies: 41
Views: 2748

Not that I've any complaints about HHKB build quality. I don't own one, but the one I proxied was solid and impressively light. My HHKB squeaks very loudly when I rest my palm on the lower right corner. :mrgreen: There are couple of quibbles about HHKBs, they're not that perfect as one would believ...
by woody
09 May 2014, 23:36
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15474
Views: 1113636

Muirium wrote:Indeed! Melissa's back now, she helped me place my Dolch order yesterday.
Which shipping option did you take?
by woody
08 May 2014, 16:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Group Build prototyping phase
Replies: 1739
Views: 91263

matt3o wrote:
woody wrote:What is the choice of stabilizers for PCB (no plate)?
PCB mounted cherry stabilizer. don't think we have much options there.
Thanks. I lack somewhat in the stabilizer department
by woody
08 May 2014, 09:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Group Build prototyping phase
Replies: 1739
Views: 91263

What is the choice of stabilizers for PCB (no plate)?
by woody
06 May 2014, 10:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Model F controllers
Replies: 68
Views: 2802

Interesting scratchpad notes you have. :)
by woody
06 May 2014, 10:08
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Apple Desktop Bus Keyboards (or Apple IIGS)
Replies: 56
Views: 6641

According to this topic, you have one: http://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/frankenboard-m0116-apple-adb-ja-elecom-with-black-alps-t6168.html You also couldn't be sure whether the switches were salmon or orange, but no pictures to let us check. Some misunderstanding? ADB keyboards that I have are: -...
by woody
05 May 2014, 23:04
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Apple Desktop Bus Keyboards (or Apple IIGS)
Replies: 56
Views: 6641

What does the SMK one have for caps lock and power? On mine power is same white SMK as the rest. Caps Lock is also white, although the stem lacks the special notch on one of the short sides. Apple version with salmon Alps? http://sidewinder007.tistory.com/archive/20110202 — photography error, switc...
by woody
30 Apr 2014, 11:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cherry G84-4100 Pinout
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Possibilities - yes, various. Easy - no, for my definitions of "easy".

Get an external PS/2 to USB converter.
by woody
30 Apr 2014, 09:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cherry G84-4100 Pinout
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Nice, a PS2/USB combo one.

Good to see Cherry switched to two-layer PCB and SMD assembly. Also EMI care with RC dampeners on each long line.

Mine are mostly G84-4100LPAUS, the 83-key lasered PS/2 version.

Thanks for the pictures!
by woody
29 Apr 2014, 09:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cherry G84-4100 Pinout
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Nice pictures. Visually the controller PCB matches mine, at least what I could remember from it before assembling it back. Mine dates from around the same time, so they could be the same revision. I think the Freescale MCU markings match as well, so you have pretty good chance to restore it with a m...
by woody
28 Apr 2014, 23:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cherry G84-4100 Pinout
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Mine differs from the wiki pictures as well. Anyway, there is one 5-pin header on the PCB where the cable is soldered wire by wire. Solder side has pin numbers. 1 - thick black wire - SHIELD 2 - yellow wire - PS/2 CLOCK 3 - thin black wire - GND 4 - green wire - VCC 5 - white wire - PS/2 DATA Could ...
by woody
28 Apr 2014, 22:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Kinesis Advantage - can't go into PC BIOS/UEFI with F2
Replies: 5
Views: 872

PS/2 or "legacy" keyboard options are not present, but next time I might try how the "UEFI / legacy" boot option affects the HHKB. The funny things is, that after OS load and soft reboot (not cold powerup) the HHKB works. And I am almost sure another (older) Thinkpad does not behave like this and HH...
by woody
28 Apr 2014, 16:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cherry G84-4100 Pinout
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

What exactly do you need? I could check later.
by woody
28 Apr 2014, 13:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Retr0bright
Replies: 65
Views: 6976

I'm sure I read somewhere that it would be possible to use some sort of sealant coating to prevent or reduce the re-yellowing. I wonder if you reapplied retr0Bright enough times it would eventually eliminate most of the bromine (and hence yellowing) but leave your keyboard case/caps a combustible h...
by woody
28 Apr 2014, 13:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Kinesis Advantage - can't go into PC BIOS/UEFI with F2
Replies: 5
Views: 872

I have similar problems with HHKB Pro2 on Thinkpad. After powerup it doesn't work (BIOS) up until the OS. Might be the integrated hub, might be something else.
by woody
27 Apr 2014, 10:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring USB controller
Replies: 378
Views: 29341

xwhatsit wrote:Now I know more than I ever would have otherwise about `current mirrors' and what `thermal resistance of junction to ambient (θja)' means and how to use the number :)
:lol:
by woody
24 Apr 2014, 17:41
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: computerbase battle ground
Replies: 36
Views: 1641

Muirium wrote:We are the bees, he is the hive.

Or perhaps it's the other way around. I'm not allowed to peek behind the hypervisor.
I imagine this is a rather big visor, distinctively bigger than a super-visor.
by woody
24 Apr 2014, 16:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre switch / Cherry MX compatible
Replies: 996
Views: 77917

Topic, or not to pick.
by woody
21 Apr 2014, 22:42
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [SHIPPING] Granite Set ~ 100% PBT ~ Dye Sub ~ DSA
Replies: 1487
Views: 103021

Next GB - two keys. One with, one without space.
by woody
21 Apr 2014, 14:57
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [SHIPPING] Granite Set ~ 100% PBT ~ Dye Sub ~ DSA
Replies: 1487
Views: 103021

7bit wrote:Delete Left: Delete a character left of the cursor
Delete: Delete a character at cursor-position
Delete Right: Delete a character right of the cursor
:o
Also "Delete Wrong" and "Delete Random".
by woody
21 Apr 2014, 14:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Group Build prototyping phase
Replies: 1739
Views: 91263

Where do you get Costar stabs from?
by woody
20 Apr 2014, 17:13
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: This picture...
Replies: 4
Views: 437

by woody
20 Apr 2014, 14:37
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [SHIPPING] Granite Set ~ 100% PBT ~ Dye Sub ~ DSA
Replies: 1487
Views: 103021

Much better and consistent than Cherry's fugly Д / Ъ / Ю, which some people dream about.
by woody
19 Apr 2014, 18:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [SHIPPING] Granite Set ~ 100% PBT ~ Dye Sub ~ DSA
Replies: 1487
Views: 103021

matt3o wrote:Really, a lot of work.
Charge some percentage of the GB for leading it. Everybody should consider it normal.
Or at least keep that in mind for the next adventure.
by woody
19 Apr 2014, 18:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: KeyTronic KB-200
Replies: 19
Views: 1533

First one was from random ad poster sold on eBay. Last one is from "Nibble" magazine vol. 4 / no. 4 (1983).
by woody
19 Apr 2014, 00:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: KeyTronic KB-200
Replies: 19
Views: 1533

No, the forum has upload limit of about 1MB. Initially I wanted to simply include it in this thread. And, yes, of course I can reduce the resolution and file size, but as I said before, it needs descreening, which is best done on the original data. I lack tool to do this. Here's "reduced" image that...
by woody
18 Apr 2014, 18:38
Forum: Group buys
Topic: The Granite aftermarket thread
Replies: 524
Views: 42400

kbdfr wrote:
woody wrote:In for two "Space Invader" caps.
Considering there are going to be 20 of them altogether, you're in for 10% of the world supply :lol:
:mrgreen:
There is some surplus of extra keycaps that I have accumulated, so wouldn't mind trading for SP Invaders.
by woody
18 Apr 2014, 18:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: KeyTronic KB-200
Replies: 19
Views: 1533

I did a scan of the magazine ad, but it is about 3.5MB and way over the upload limit. Any easy way to upload somewhere, or maybe somebody's email to send to? It needs descreening and resizing, and then it can find it's way to the Wiki. EDIT: What is interesting about this keyboard, is that it is for...

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