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by pyrelink
22 Jun 2016, 06:57
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23550
Views: 1680561

Univac 1700 : http://www.ebay.com/itm/142032364818

Should be same or very similar to one of HaaTa's
by pyrelink
22 Jun 2016, 04:54
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Operation Darling - Local recycling center raid !
Replies: 281
Views: 24822

I tried to get in contact with a few recycling centers around me, but the main ones I could find were state run and as such, did not want to negotiate with Keyboard Terrorists like me. Really should take another look to find some privately owned centers. Great hauls you have here so far Wodan, hopef...
by pyrelink
22 Jun 2016, 04:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2094
Views: 151868

Forgive me if I have already read it, and forgotten it, but have you gotten back the analysis of the exact flipper material used? Very interested in that.
by pyrelink
19 Jun 2016, 07:07
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Vintage Fan, Fans !
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Some of my Rotobeam fans are incredibly quiet, and pushes more air then a lot of modern junk, and as Andrew said, look sexy as hell. I find old fans quite enjoyable to work on. Nice work on this one, Andrew!
by pyrelink
10 Jun 2016, 18:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2094
Views: 151868

We could always try using transparent aluminum!
by pyrelink
10 Jun 2016, 03:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2094
Views: 151868

I am sorry for your loss lizard. Really sucks. == I like the idea of the case a lot. Looks like a very elegant case. The board itself is still going to be relatively think as it can only be as thin as the barrels are, but I think it could be an elegant design. Like Muirium and I were talking about y...
by pyrelink
08 Jun 2016, 19:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2094
Views: 151868

I really like the idea of Model F Type S barrels, if we can find a way to silence that upstroke.
by pyrelink
08 Jun 2016, 19:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2094
Views: 151868

Just crudely tested that Mu, It does not effect key feel all that much, and you right that it silences the initial buckle of the spring, but the flipper hitting the pcb is still audible, and you still get a nice ping when the spring returns to form on the upstroke. I just used a piece of thinly cut ...
by pyrelink
06 Jun 2016, 00:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2094
Views: 151868

Again I am blown away lot_lizard. The in-barrel stabilizer design looks great, and is super impressive to me that its working that well on the first try. Can't wait for your next updates. Really excited to find out the true makeup of Model F flippers!
by pyrelink
26 May 2016, 08:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps matias switch top removal tool
Replies: 49
Views: 3554

I would very much like one of these as well!
by pyrelink
26 May 2016, 08:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2094
Views: 151868

Great news! I would agree that keeping things original would be preferred for this go around. The SSK really is great as is, and split right shift is not nearly as important on it as it is on a 60% (as Muirium said). Just a standard F drop in for the SSK is all I want. On the issue of Flippers/Barre...
by pyrelink
24 May 2016, 05:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ericsson type 1121 / Ericsson RMD 973
Replies: 5
Views: 945

What a sleek keyboard. Really cool way to do stabilizers too. How do the stabilized keys feel?
by pyrelink
23 May 2016, 18:41
Forum: Group buys
Topic: OshPark Replacement Badge for IBM Model M
Replies: 189
Views: 12959

You can update me for a set of 3!
by pyrelink
21 May 2016, 19:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Replacement Badge for F upgraded Model M
Replies: 113
Views: 5623

These will be great. I am down as well.
by pyrelink
21 May 2016, 07:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3530
Views: 239980

I have a collection of about 130 Green Alps I desoldered from a pretty grimy looking keyboard a while back, and the switches just kinda suck. I have tried going through thorough cleaning, taking them all apart cleaning with detergent, and some with alcohol. I have never tried NIB Alps of any kind, h...
by pyrelink
20 May 2016, 22:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2094
Views: 151868

Gotcha, 1/16" is what I used on my other Model Fs, just wanted to confirm. Getting SA keycaps on a Model F would be seriously cool, and if I understand what you are talking about correctly, your idea is to see how well the board holds up when used with a flat plate/PCB, as that would eliminate the p...
by pyrelink
20 May 2016, 18:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2094
Views: 151868

i$ already has the FEXT so the PCB design is already taken care of for a full sized M. Just personally I am super stoked for this project lot_lizard. Both yours and i$'s work on this has been incredible, and I can't wait to get one of these in my hands. One question for you, (not really important, b...
by pyrelink
19 May 2016, 04:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: FSSK v1.00 - Installation & Users Manual
Replies: 170
Views: 19065

Very exciting news, and incredible work coming out of you guys here. You can count me in for what ever kit you guys wind up putting together. Any hints as to whether it would be worth working on accumulating more XT barrels and and flippers, or are those both things you plan to have covered?
by pyrelink
19 May 2016, 00:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: FSSK v1.00 - Installation & Users Manual
Replies: 170
Views: 19065

I still have yet to put together my FSSK, but to comment on my experience with xwhatsits converters: proper voltage threshold and grounding have always been my primary issues. On my F107, my voltage threshold can't go any higher as I get a bunch of random keypresses and lower, and keys don't registe...
by pyrelink
16 May 2016, 00:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: FSSK v1.00 - Installation & Users Manual
Replies: 170
Views: 19065

Wow, very impressive work lizard. This would save me a whole lot of time and effort bolt modding my SSKs, so I hope this works out!
by pyrelink
02 May 2016, 08:00
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] HHKB Metal Stickers
Replies: 33
Views: 2883

I would also be in for a few!
by pyrelink
19 Apr 2016, 08:00
Forum: Group buys
Topic: FSSK PCBs (1st round)
Replies: 294
Views: 18981

No preference for a number. Will take what ever is left.

Thanks.
by pyrelink
29 Feb 2016, 15:08
Forum: Group buys
Topic: FSSK PCBs (1st round)
Replies: 294
Views: 18981

I put in an order for a PCB myself. I love the project enough, and want an FSSK enough that I don't want to let this slip by. However it will probably be quite a while before I gather all the parts needed, and have the large amount of time required to put everything together.
by pyrelink
27 Feb 2016, 07:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Prototyping the next thing
Replies: 166
Views: 19098

Nothing inherently wrong with the standard 60% layout, and I am not wishing to change it. However when it comes to projects like these, I think we all have learned what we prefer in a keyboard layout and I figure we use this as an opportunity (like the WhiteFox) to tackle a layout or design that has...
by pyrelink
26 Feb 2016, 21:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Prototyping the next thing
Replies: 166
Views: 19098

Oh man. A bluetooth alps board would be pretty incredible. Assuming the Alpinefox project is basically being merged with this one, I really liked this layout. http://i.imgur.com/HrGodD5.png And again I will always prefer the more interesting and different layouts. Plain old 60% poker clones have bee...
by pyrelink
26 Jan 2016, 07:32
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority 5th Anniversary
Replies: 266
Views: 18656

Happy 5 years everyone! It was HaaTa (and Parak.... I think???) who lead me here to Deskthority. I started on Reddit, looking to get my Honeywell Reed switch keyboard identified, and wound up with a pretty informative PM from HaaTa and a request for more pictures from (who I think was) Parak, with H...
by pyrelink
24 Jan 2016, 05:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Let's create the FSSK/FEXT = DONE !!!!
Replies: 685
Views: 56228

I have both an XT and an SSK in pieces currently, and would love to build a FSSK. Add me to the eventual list for PCBs!
by pyrelink
22 Nov 2015, 20:01
Forum: Workshop
Topic: AlpineFox Interest Check (Alps based project)
Replies: 106
Views: 6256

Hasu has the square 60% alps market covered well, and there have been multiple good opportunities to hop on that train already. I think this project needs to push the boundaries of what we expect from an Alps custom. My favorite part of Bianca is the heavily reduced key sizes. There were just too ma...
by pyrelink
21 Nov 2015, 17:11
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Honeywell Micro Switch Keyboard+Switch Teardown
Replies: 63
Views: 11878

Oh wow, I didn't even realize that it was a date code on the switches as well. That would make sense as my keyboards' switches are 7030 and the date code on the keyboard is 7035.
by pyrelink
21 Nov 2015, 16:33
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Honeywell Micro Switch Keyboard+Switch Teardown
Replies: 63
Views: 11878

Now that is an awesome looking keyboard. Clicky versions of that switch?! I am having a hard time figuring out how those switches click so more pictures of them would be appreciated. Did this board require an insane amount of cleaning to look as nice as it does or did it look pretty great to begin w...

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