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by kps
24 Jul 2013, 17:07
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [COMPLETED] Laser Cut Prototyping mini-GB
Replies: 666
Views: 34998

Just got the reply from the laser cutter. Unfortunately they can't make it by the end of July and we have to wait until September. Excellent. I should be in for a battleship-sized plate by then. I'm just waiting for the second half of my Round 4 caps to arrive so I can finalize my layout with assur...
by kps
24 Jul 2013, 16:21
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 193897

7bit wrote:Please, also provide photos, but do not attach these
to the message, because my script does not read the
attachments!
Here is a photo of my missing keys:
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by kps
22 Jul 2013, 20:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring USB controller
Replies: 378
Views: 25621

Even though I was very careful disassembling my 3278, after reassembling I discovered that my Return key was not clicky. The damn fly plate had somehow detached. You're lucky. When I disassembled my Displaywriter keyboard, five beam springs broke. (They might have been broken already, and only come...
by kps
16 Jul 2013, 16:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring USB controller
Replies: 378
Views: 25621

Ahhh that sucks. I keep scratching my head about a horizontal mount solution. No luck in finding a right-angle connector. Forgive me if this has already been considered (I don't have this type of keyboard) but what about manually bending the connector pins toward each other (perhaps using the lug v...
by kps
15 Jul 2013, 00:45
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: deskthority - Suggestions and Changelog
Replies: 1204
Views: 54433

Yup, works now; thanks.
by kps
14 Jul 2013, 20:17
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: deskthority - Suggestions and Changelog
Replies: 1204
Views: 54433

When I try to upload an SVG to the wiki page here, it gives an Error creating thumbnail: /usr/local/bin/rsvg: not found, although there are numerous existing SVGs that display correctly.
by kps
05 Jul 2013, 02:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring USB controller
Replies: 378
Views: 25621

I'd be in for at least one (probably two) PCBs/kits/whatevers.
by kps
02 Jul 2013, 23:31
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 193897

7bit wrote: 0150
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by kps
02 Jul 2013, 00:45
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Post your deskthority header images here
Replies: 2254
Views: 110209

webwit wrote:Nice, but it doesn't play well with the white logo and text :(
Round 5 group buy — silver and orange. Send me all your money now.
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Round 5
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by kps
27 Jun 2013, 14:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help needed fixing old ASCII keyboard of Apple 2 clone...
Replies: 5
Views: 319

I suggest you ask on some Apple II forums (for example here or here ), including pictures of the keyboard and the whole machine. Most clones were quite direct and used commonly available parts, so I think it is likely that someone will know enough to help you find or program a replacement controller...
by kps
24 Jun 2013, 17:20
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name a machine I'm getting
Replies: 8
Views: 421

bhtooefr wrote:The theme I'm trying to go for is, "something that is normally huge, but in this case is quite small".
That's what she said.
by kps
18 Jun 2013, 16:43
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 4 / packing (99.8%) / shipping (99.7%)
Replies: 4505
Views: 193897

Everything appears to be in order. It's a pity that the standard SPH kit does not have the 1-unit "0" and "+" for the num pad like all of the other standard kits. I did not notice this at the time. Oh well. rkinze, I will probably have a spare 1u 0 and blue + s up for sale after I get the second ha...
by kps
11 Jun 2013, 02:11
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Round 4
Replies: 47
Views: 6047

I received half my order today, so here is an endearing snapshot of SPH on (slightly modified) Kinesis keywells.

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by kps
08 Jun 2013, 18:35
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Teensy++ controller in Europe
Replies: 55
Views: 1516

matt3o wrote:if you need a 1:1 LED matrix you probably need the same config as for the switches (so 15+5 for switches and 15+5 for LEDs). Teensy++ should work by a whisker for a 60%
You can share the rows or columns (depending on how much duty cycle you're willing to give up) for 15+15+5 or 15+5+5.
by kps
07 Jun 2013, 22:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What is wrong with this keyboard ?
Replies: 18
Views: 954

7bit wrote:Let me know if you want to sell it ...
I would love to sell it to myself, but I don't think the owners of that particular machine would agree. It's probably easier for you to ask them directly. http://computermuseum.informatik.uni-st ... bm029.html
by kps
07 Jun 2013, 22:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What is wrong with this keyboard ?
Replies: 18
Views: 954

If you would paint it all in grey, people would ask what kind of keyboard it is and which switches it has and if it is from the 1970s and how you made it work with a modern computer. I does have a bit of an IBM 029 vibe, doesn't it? Especially with bepo vomiting punctuation everywhere. IBM029.jpg I...
by kps
02 Jun 2013, 17:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to Permanently Layout?
Replies: 34
Views: 1286

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: 193897

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: 193897

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: 193897

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: 193897

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: 193897

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: 193897

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: 193897

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: 193897

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: 193897

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: 1347

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: 3170

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: 1604

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: 1417

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...

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