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by OleVoip
28 Sep 2016, 19:03
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] First Ever Devlin Q-Series keyset voting!
Replies: 71
Views: 7528

Based on the font, I can say with 95% certainty that the caps in that video are Z-Series The font on the caps in the video is the font defined in the German standard DIN 1451:1951, which is what Siemens used for doubleshot caps until the late 1980s / early 90s. The zylindrical part of the keycaps i...
by OleVoip
26 Sep 2016, 23:05
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Siemens switch looking for a provisional name give me your ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 984

More facts: 80g actuation force; keytravel 6mm; contact crosspoint type, gold-plated, 60 mOhms; typical bounce 1..2 ms, up to 30 ms
by OleVoip
26 Sep 2016, 21:59
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Siemens switch looking for a provisional name give me your ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 984

No, "linear" is fully wrong.
by OleVoip
26 Sep 2016, 21:46
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Siemens switch looking for a provisional name give me your ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 984

:roll: "Tactile" is a bit redundant with that family, because there was no linear variant of it. And nobody remembers the Transdata 816x family, about 30,000 of which where made in total as opposed to more than 500,000 T 1000 devices.

edit: sorry, I twisted the number, its 816x, not 186x
by OleVoip
26 Sep 2016, 21:24
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Siemens switch looking for a provisional name give me your ideas
Replies: 15
Views: 984

Beardsmore calls this switch family Siemens "classical", which isn't any better than "vintage". There seem to have existed at least five series of modular keyboard switches that Siemens used for their devices and that I haven't seen used by other makers, so presumably, Siemens made them themselves: ...
by OleVoip
19 Sep 2016, 18:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The history of the ISO keyboard layout
Replies: 20
Views: 1808

ISO return is basically rectangular with a lower portion to cover the gap due to staggering. With some ISO keyboards, the return key is perfectly rectangular and a stepped letter key covers the gap. The upright ISO return was prescribed for electric typewriters since ISO 1091:1977, of which a precu...
by OleVoip
05 Sep 2016, 19:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How much spacing do I need inbetween each keyswitch?
Replies: 12
Views: 4741

Cherry inherited the IBM spacing. 19.05mm is the universal truth. If you are fitting into an existing case, measure the spacing for yourself, I seem to have met some (admittedly somewhat exotic) European boards that actually used a 19,00 mm pitch. In Germany, the spacing was standardized in 1927 to...
by OleVoip
02 Sep 2016, 23:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What is the oldest keyboard in your collection?
Replies: 45
Views: 1850

I used to own a Continental typewriter, made ~1930 by Wanderer Werke, Germany, which once was my great-grandfather's. It sports glass keytops with chrome rims. Now it is with my sister, though. Currently, my oldest keyboard is that of my TVI912 terminal from 1979. I bought it as it reminded me of my...
by OleVoip
04 Aug 2016, 19:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Does Salmon/Orange/Cream alps exist in any EU keyboards?
Replies: 20
Views: 525

seebart wrote: All of you seeing this funky page view? Houston, we have a (slight) problem. :o Webwit, go to yellow alert. :lol:
You need to edit the posting before, seebart. Your [quotes] and [spoilers] don't pair.

Or leave it as it is for something different.
by OleVoip
03 Aug 2016, 17:55
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22561
Views: 1198570

nice Siemens PC with keyboard http://www.ebay.de/itm/Siemens-PCD-2-PC-mit-Monitor-und-Tastatur-/201622146186 While there are nice PCD-2 keyboards that look almost identical and are mechanical, this one has rubber domes. Thanks for the info. Is there a way to tell them apart? On Siemens and Tandberg...
by OleVoip
02 Aug 2016, 19:46
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22561
Views: 1198570

Slom wrote: nice Siemens PC with keyboard
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Siemens-PCD-2-PC ... 1622146186
While there are nice PCD-2 keyboards that look almost identical and are mechanical, this one has rubber domes.
by OleVoip
28 Jul 2016, 11:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I want a "Bonbon" key
Replies: 14
Views: 686

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by OleVoip
23 Jul 2016, 21:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What layout do you use?
Replies: 155
Views: 7028

The top row is similar to ISO-DE, the bottom row more like US.
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Standard ISO 2530:1975, international layout (some details are optional)
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by OleVoip
23 Jul 2016, 20:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What layout do you use?
Replies: 155
Views: 7028

In nearly 40 years of typing and coding, I can't think of a time when I wished I had something other than a standard QWERTY keyboard. The most efficient layout is the one your muscle memory is already tied to. I also prefer the layout I started with 36 years ago: ISO international bit-paired - at t...
by OleVoip
15 Jul 2016, 11:38
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22561
Views: 1198570

I'll spoiler it a little: the 'missing' keycap hasn't gone missing as far as i can tell, they're all single piece and the one that was considered missing has a LED underneath and just a weird form Also it uses RAFI RS 76 M switches The shift lock cap is missing its cap. That's how that board looks ...
by OleVoip
15 Jul 2016, 11:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22561
Views: 1198570

"surely interesting to collectors" :mrgreen:
by OleVoip
28 Jun 2016, 16:42
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Brexit: The DT Poll
Replies: 1058
Views: 27305

Yes, got to laugh about the Schadenfreude by the leader of the Nazi party . Farage claimed that the other members of parliarment had never done a proper job. After Schulz had gavelled the audience to silence, he remarked something to Farage that the interpreter translated as "you can't really say t...
by OleVoip
24 Jun 2016, 19:04
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Brexit: The DT Poll
Replies: 1058
Views: 27305

The mere fact that the UK conducted a referendum proves it had not in the least "lost its sovereignty". In some other languages than English, "sovereignty" can be a synonym of "full possession of control", "confidence", "composure" and "calmness". In all these senses, the British have clearly lost ...
by OleVoip
24 Jun 2016, 18:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Most Overrated/Underrated Switch or Keyboard?
Replies: 145
Views: 10522

Overlooked: Siemens STB 21 - so simple, so elegant and it is just a joy to type on. Really? I've found them to be pretty much just like MX Brown Oo . Regarding tactility that's correct; however, the heaviness is more like MX blacks. Owing to this combination, it is the only nonclicky switch I've fo...
by OleVoip
22 Jun 2016, 17:35
Forum: Diskussionen auf Deutsch
Topic: Probleme mit Zoll, Erfahrungen?
Replies: 75
Views: 7346

Du könntest fragen ob sie es als "Geschenk" deklarieren könnten. Damit ist in der Regel der Ärger vorprogrammiert. Steckt draußen eine Hülle mit der Rechnung und einer ordentlicher Zollerklärung, kann der Zoll den Paketboten die Einfuhrabgaben kassieren lassen. Deklaration als angebliches "Geschenk...
by OleVoip
17 Jun 2016, 18:35
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How do you swear?
Replies: 81
Views: 3391

Chyros wrote: Just about everything in German sound like swearing
*Krrraft-fahrrr-tssseug!*

(motor vehicle)
by OleVoip
17 Jun 2016, 16:19
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How do you swear?
Replies: 81
Views: 3391

Mist-o-kack!
(a haze of faeces blinds my vision)

Err, no, it means: crappo bullshit!
by OleVoip
17 Jun 2016, 16:02
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22561
Views: 1198570

Dat Siemens! Image
by OleVoip
17 May 2016, 01:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [help] missing components on pcb
Replies: 10
Views: 508

If you follow the traces, you'll find that the pads are connected like this: VCC-----[large gap]-----[small gap]-----GND This is a typical pattern for a power LED with a current-limiting resistor. Since the size and position of the small gap is a direct continuation of the pattern set by the three o...
by OleVoip
13 May 2016, 21:28
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22561
Views: 1198570

I saw that board in the morning and it gave me an itch the whole day long. I'm glad it's been sold now. ;)

I asked the seller to draw a cap from the Siemens he also offers, and it's a rubberdome one, as already was suggested by the lasered caps, http://www.ebay.de/itm/252388379076
by OleVoip
11 May 2016, 18:55
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Trump v Clinton: who do you support?
Replies: 904
Views: 21920

Statistics say the opposite: The Bern has won where nonwhite minorities are smallest, Hillary where large fractions of the population are Blacks or Hispanics.
by OleVoip
11 May 2016, 18:41
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Mini-Groupbuy: IBM Model F "Bigfoots" [shipped]
Replies: 147
Views: 5805

Ray wrote: For dirty and cut cable, that's an okay price. As long as nothing is broken besides the cable.
Often this is a bad sign: you cut the cable to indicate that the item is broken beyond repair (or not worth the repair).
by OleVoip
11 May 2016, 10:34
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22561
Views: 1198570

Siemens RAFI(?): http://www.ebay.com/itm/181823626995 Another one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181856146349 These have already been up for quite a while and have been listed here before. Funny that the one with German caps has English labels on the case and vice versa. Both have Siemens STB 21 switches...
by OleVoip
10 May 2016, 13:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Ready made Retr0bright - UK
Replies: 14
Views: 489

kbdfr wrote:Use gloves
Eye protection should be worn, too. At least if you do such things as clumsily as me, splashes will occur while you're brushing.

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