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by kps
02 Jun 2013, 17:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to Permanently Layout?
Replies: 34
Views: 1771

I think he means, moving a keyboard between different computers.

A few keyboards are switchable themselves (e.g. Kinesis).

There is a USB converter QIDO.
There is a PS/2 converter project here.
by kps
30 May 2013, 18:20
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 256357

7bit wrote:0170
8-)
7bit wrote:
nathanscribe wrote:Those sphericals are gorgeous. Nice work.
By now, I had completely forgotten who broght up that color scheme.
Clearly inspired by the Symbolics LM-2 "Space Cadet" keyboard.
by kps
28 May 2013, 18:58
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 256357

7bit wrote: packing != shipping
:evilgeek:
I'm pretty sure 7bit has someone else do the shipping for him, because when i got my switches, the return address didn't say "7bit"; it was some German dude I'd never heard of.
:!:
by kps
24 May 2013, 19:32
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 256357

DT keeps logging me out when I try to post! This is my 8th attempt.
by kps
24 May 2013, 02:04
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 256357

Herr Doktor 7 Bit,

If there should happen to be Key Caps left over after the DUMMIES have DUMMIED, might they be Available for Purchase, though perhaps at a higher Price than DUMMY (exempli gratia, one Earth Dollar per Key Cap)?

Sincerely Yours,
A Secret Admirer.
by kps
23 May 2013, 23:14
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 256357

7bit wrote:I demand we use renewable energy to generate time!
:roll:
Energy is not renewable!
by kps
23 May 2013, 21:18
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 256357

You'll make sure DT has NTP working correctly, right? :D
by kps
23 May 2013, 15:55
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 256357

Round 5 will be a tontine.
by kps
16 May 2013, 19:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 256357

I got into R4 through buying someone partially out, but I am kinda sad that the SPH/Terminal kit doesn't have a Scroll Lock keycap. That is one part of SPH/Function I would love to have; ideally an entire Function set if possible as a leftover... I don't think SPH/FUNCTION has that key — it looks t...
by kps
15 May 2013, 17:34
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 256357

All I know for now is that there are too many LEFT, RIGHT, UP, DOWN keys in the SPH style and a lot of leftovers from language kits, which will never form a complete laguage kit anymore. I think you can never have too many LEFT, RIGHT, UP, DOWN keys because there are always things out there that yo...
by kps
22 Apr 2013, 17:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Arduino/Teensy + I2C
Replies: 8
Views: 1509

You should set the unused pins to inputs and enable the internal pullups.
by kps
21 Apr 2013, 03:59
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Lightest Wireless Mouse?
Replies: 5
Views: 3458

Search ePay for 'slim wireless mouse' and the most common styles are under 80g including 1 AA battery. The white flat one here is 65g including 2 AAA. (None of them, needless to say, are stunningly well built.)
by kps
20 Apr 2013, 18:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: If I Could Build It: In-Desk Keyboard, Left Side TK
Replies: 12
Views: 1853

Interesting the desk has a slope built in - is it ergonomically bad to have a keyboard 100% flat? No, it's just a historical accident derived from mechanical typewriters that had stepped (not sloped) keyboards because otherwise the long throw would get your fingers caught. Current advice is that th...
by kps
12 Apr 2013, 15:46
Forum: Gallery
Topic: What keyboard was used in pi (1998)?
Replies: 11
Views: 1668

As for the first keyboard, those ESC RUB BREAK PRINT keys are obviously faked - same with the FUNCTION at the bottom. Whats obviously fake about that? It's pre monoculture. If you ignore those, it looks like the standard DEC ("Selectric style") layout as seen in many keyboards like the Kaypro, Wyca...
by kps
05 Apr 2013, 17:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Layouts - best changes from you
Replies: 33
Views: 3754

These are the major layout changes I use with Kinesis contoured keyboards: Delete = Escape , since I use it all the time and DEL almost never, and the location is symmetrical with Return on the right hand (Return = end line, Escape = end argument in vi). Swap up and down arrows to be in the same col...
by kps
08 Mar 2013, 20:09
Forum: Gallery
Topic: It's Vintage,it's German,it's plastic - But not a keyboard !
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Hmm, I'm not that much of a slide rule geek, but what would be the pro of not having a D scale? Probably none, since the later 968 versions put it back. Made from 'Aristopal', a special PVC-formula devised by German plastic-engineers That stuff is neat. It's flexible, still, as well as durable. I h...
by kps
03 Mar 2013, 16:32
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 436
Views: 52421

Just watched this movie the other day and was amazed to find that they had such lovely keybaords Keyboards In Black : those were simply painted by the props people, but demand resulting from the movie eventually led Kinesis to offer the keyboard in black. The ball device to the right of the keyboar...
by kps
23 Feb 2013, 07:49
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Guess the keyboard
Replies: 24
Views: 1730

rodtang wrote:Well, mainly the "WHO ARE YOU" one
That would send ^E, WRU ("Who are you?") in ASCII 1963, renamed ENQ ("Enquiry") in ASCII 1967.
by kps
23 Feb 2013, 00:51
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Guess the keyboard
Replies: 24
Views: 1730

rodtang wrote:What would they ever need that cap for?
What cap?
by kps
12 Feb 2013, 23:17
Forum: Gallery
Topic: I found a quite unique "numpad" See if you know what it is.
Replies: 9
Views: 944

I think I have some of those switches at home. I'll see if mine have any markings.

The machine is a Motorola 6800 trainer / eval board. Looks like it has a whopping 256 bytes of RAM, and 1K of ROM. Probably 79 02 01 is the board design date.
by kps
25 Jan 2013, 16:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cherry to Alps adapters
Replies: 152
Views: 24651

I guess the bigger project would be to design a slider for Alps switches with a Cherry MX key cap mount! :ugeek: I think I remember having seen photos of such switches, made by ALPS. Would the widths be even combatible? Haven't read the spec, but by my memory the ALPS slider is thinner than normal ...
by kps
24 Jan 2013, 16:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Low profile Cherry MX keycaps
Replies: 2
Views: 4309

http://deskthority.net/marketplace-f11/dsa-spherical-t4964.html?sid=9442362173a613a202149402b3bcbe2e Signature Plastics DSA, while nowhere near laptop profile, are probably the shortest production MX keycaps you can get now. The center height is 0.295" above the bottom of the skirt. SP has differen...
by kps
22 Jan 2013, 17:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Apple keyboard scancode question, Cmd, F13
Replies: 3
Views: 448

The Command keys are identical to the Windows keys (and the Meta keys on Sun keyboards); collectively they are the USB "GUI" keys. For F13 – F15, Apple keyboards send the USB codes for F13 – F15. USB has assigned codes up to F24, so any keyboard with those labels should send those codes. For more de...
by kps
17 Jan 2013, 22:30
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 256357

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by kps
11 Jan 2013, 15:49
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Kinesis Advantage with Spherical Keycaps (DSA Family for SP)
Replies: 9
Views: 4111

I'm glad to hear you like it, since I ordered some Round 4 spherical sets for mine.
by kps
29 Nov 2012, 19:42
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 256357

What does “⇠‼” mean?
by kps
14 Nov 2012, 21:34
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 256357

7bit wrote:Please read this for better understanding of the waiting procedure:

Code: Select all

$ sudo renice -10 $(pidof R4)
by kps
13 Nov 2012, 15:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Bunch from a storage unit
Replies: 37
Views: 4756

Daniel Beardsmore wrote:The "Model 925" has the same switches as many BBC Micros (it's the "Type 1" Beeb switch, the most common type). No clue who made it;
TeleVideo 925.

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by kps
12 Nov 2012, 15:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Teensy 2.0 alternatives, ATmega32U4
Replies: 154
Views: 68744

I used a PS3 jailbreak dongle for an XT converter once. Under $10 for an AT90USB162 with HWB button and two LEDs. Soldering wires onto TQFP pins is not my idea of fun, though.
XT to USB adapter built on a PS3 dongle.
XT to USB adapter built on a PS3 dongle.
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by kps
09 Nov 2012, 15:48
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Canon Typewriter Keyboards
Replies: 29
Views: 8705

So that's what these keyboards are from. I have a damaged one with the same caps, on which the switches are rubber domes, in individual housings just like mechanical switches.

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