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by kps
05 Apr 2013, 17:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Layouts - best changes from you
Replies: 33
Views: 3273

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: 599

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: 424
Views: 39866

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: 1377

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: 1377

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: 733

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: 21412

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: 4126

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: 370

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: 194696

And before anybody else asks, please look for yourself: 0001 1 0003 2 0012 3 0018 4 0027 5 0056 6 0058 7 0062 8 0066 9 0068 10 0072 11 0077 12 0079 13 0084 14 0087 15 0091 16 0092 17 0096 18 0097 19 0098 20 0106 21 0114 22 0117 23 0120 24 0123 25 0127 26 0129 27 0133 28 0137 29 0139 30 0145 31 0150...
by kps
11 Jan 2013, 15:49
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Kinesis Advantage with Spherical Keycaps (DSA Family for SP)
Replies: 9
Views: 3625

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: 194696

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: 194696

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: 4185

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: 148
Views: 62465

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.
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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: 6242

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.
by kps
05 Nov 2012, 19:21
Forum: Gallery
Topic: what's this one?
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

grave00 wrote:Image
That's a Tektronix 4114 or 4116. (Scrapping it for keys would be a boneheaded move.)

Edit: The APL keycaps were a $750 option. And you thought SP were expensive?
tektronix-4114-small.jpg
Tektronix 4114B
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by kps
05 Nov 2012, 19:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Got a hall effect microswitch, posting pics
Replies: 21
Views: 2614

Didn't this keyboard come up in another thread recently? The keyboard is from a Burroughs B20 series machine. The odds of that DE9 connector being a "serial plug" (IBM PC style) are pretty close to zero — it's far more likely that applying RS232 voltages to it will toast the keyboard.
by kps
31 Oct 2012, 14:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Kinesis Advantage (dvorak) for programming and vim
Replies: 13
Views: 2813

I use the left inner thumb key for Escape, which makes it easy to reach and also pleasingly symmetrical with Enter — one to terminate command arguments and one to terminate lines. I never had trouble with the placement of []; they're in the home columns rather than requiring a pinky stretch. On a QW...
by kps
21 Oct 2012, 16:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 133902

maxrunner wrote:Fantastic, but doesn't the acrylic have a tendency for scratches?
No, acrylic doesn't scratch easily. You're thinking of the 'other' clear plastic, polycarbonate.
by kps
28 Sep 2012, 21:11
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 194696

Sadly USB key codes are based on MS-‘enhanced’ IBM scancode Set 2, and not on X keysyms.
by kps
28 Sep 2012, 18:45
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 194696

Useful stuff for sale: SPH/FUNCTION | 17| 62|1 left | $36|Function kit for SPH style Here are some USB codes appropriate for caps in the FUNCTION set, to provide ideas as to why one might want them.  7BIT MODE   ------   No exact match               ALT GRAPH   ------   No exact match       07:0e6 ...
by kps
21 Sep 2012, 18:14
Forum: News
Topic: Matias Quiet Pro Keyboard with sound-dampened ALPS switches
Replies: 62
Views: 6243

What makes a Topre switch more ‘mechanical’ than a membrane switch?
by kps
21 Sep 2012, 15:50
Forum: News
Topic: Matias Quiet Pro Keyboard with sound-dampened ALPS switches
Replies: 62
Views: 6243

fossala wrote:You are claiming the quietest mechanical switch, what about silenced topre switches?
Topre switches are capacitive switches using a rubber dome for tactile feel. "Mechanical" isn't just a synonym for "expensive".
by kps
17 Sep 2012, 17:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: HP 96xx, 98xx - Tulley Toggle - Funny ref. from Tim & Eric
Replies: 1
Views: 1337

waffl wrote: Nice keyboard, one even has a stepped shift key
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The feel is poor, though.

HP, back when they were a technology company, often did keyboard R&D as part of new products. Sometimes the results were good; sometimes not so much.
by kps
15 Sep 2012, 19:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: No joke- Model M with Blue Alps.
Replies: 33
Views: 2510

Hmm, what's more likely: that IBM made a previously-unknown prototype with ALPS switches and stuck a production Modem M label on it, or that some guy in China stuck a Model M label (real or fake) on a $5 junk keyboard in hope of fleecing some sucker? I'll have to think about that for a long, long ti...
by kps
13 Sep 2012, 16:21
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 194696

How the hell would you loose $5000 if you have just placed the order? That doesn't make sense. The prices where calculated for more key caps. Fewer key caps, same prices, I lose money. Will you have the ability to calculate your actual cost for sets, once the order to SP is done? If the production ...
by kps
06 Sep 2012, 18:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Teensy 3.0 - 32 bit ARM Cortex-M4, usable in Arduino and C
Replies: 15
Views: 3386

Findecanor wrote:The ARM architecture's instruction set is 32-bit ...
However, the Cortex-M can't run the ARM instruction set.
by kps
06 Sep 2012, 16:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Teensy 3.0 - 32 bit ARM Cortex-M4, usable in Arduino and C
Replies: 15
Views: 3386

cactux wrote:More power = more expensive board?
The Kickstarter price for the Teensy3 is $22, while the Teensy2++ is $24.
by kps
04 Sep 2012, 18:25
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 194696

7bit wrote: I remove them manually for you.

The point is not to allow to remove stuff anymore. We close in 7 days and at some point I need to know what exactly will be ordered.
Thanks. I'll stop experimenting with orders now.

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