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by Darkshado
22 May 2019, 05:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3530
Views: 238241

Re: Alps Appreciation

Of the issues you mention, the PCB would only solve KRO. Do you see yourself keeping it in rotation long term with the rest?
by Darkshado
22 May 2019, 05:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Skaters converter vs xwhatsit for model f.
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Skaters converter vs xwhatsit for model f.

Soarer's and TMK-based converters take the output scancodes (XT: Set 1, AT: Set 2, terminal boards: Set 3) from the original controller and convert them to USB. Xwhatsit and DMA's CommonSense are replacement controllers which scan the keyboard's capacitive pads for keypresses and speak USB "natively...
by Darkshado
22 May 2019, 04:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything
Replies: 36
Views: 13294

Re: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything

Paging @elecplus

(Edit: not sure we have a mention-style feature?)
by Darkshado
14 May 2019, 05:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: BTC 5121 help (newbie post)
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: BTC 5121 help (newbie post)

Does the board even speak AT? Or XT?
by Darkshado
10 May 2019, 06:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 41933

Re: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

Also, the manufacturer specs maple syrup as the sole approved lubricant for some reason.
by Darkshado
07 May 2019, 05:35
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23543
Views: 1671894

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

"Buy it now or the keyboard gets it."
by Darkshado
07 May 2019, 05:31
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Getting new gaming mouse, advice???
Replies: 10
Views: 4160

Re: Getting new gaming mouse, advice???

One-post-wonder OP's profile says he's got a G502... How long before there's an edit with spam links?
by Darkshado
30 Apr 2019, 06:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F AT - The "Clippy" Mod
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: Model F AT - The "Clippy" Mod

Get a rotary tool if you don't already have one. Use proper protective equipment, especially safety goggles. Flying metal shards and eyeballs are not good friends. Once you've sanded down your plate (assuming you plan in re-painting it) permanent marker can be used to mark your cuts. It can be clean...
by Darkshado
19 Apr 2019, 05:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F AT - The "Clippy" Mod
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Model F AT - The "Clippy" Mod

Hello everyone, I tried a few different approaches to stabilize the Model M spacebar installed on my extra modifiers modded F AT but never got it quite right: thickness would interfere with key travel, washers wouldn't stay down, no yaw control, bad adhesion between epoxy and plastic, etc. Recently,...
by Darkshado
11 Apr 2019, 04:08
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1867
Views: 149336

Re: Stuff you just bought

Nice catch! Is it an Argentinian terminal layout?
by Darkshado
02 Apr 2019, 08:05
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Any examles of throttle / flightstick being used as a main keyboard - am considering the feasability.
Replies: 6
Views: 3250

Re: Any examles of throttle / flightstick being used as a main keyboard - am considering the feasability.

Dasher is certainly an option and could also be used with head or eye tracking mice. If you're still interested in a joystick style setup I remembered this thread (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=74463.0) on GH where the OP built a custom game controller from the ground up. There's also "gaming...
by Darkshado
30 Mar 2019, 03:44
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Any examles of throttle / flightstick being used as a main keyboard - am considering the feasability.
Replies: 6
Views: 3250

Re: Any examles of throttle / flightstick being used as a main keyboard - am considering the feasability.

Assuming a Windows-based system, a quick search for "joystick input to keyboard" shows two dedicated commercial/shareware options, JoyToKey and Keysticks; AutoHotKey has a tutorial on the topic (https://autohotkey.com/docs/misc/RemapJoystick.htm) which would be free and potentially much more powerfu...
by Darkshado
30 Mar 2019, 03:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ISO users
Replies: 65
Views: 5273

Re: ISO users

The fact that apart from Unicomp *no one* makes stock keysets in my usual layout has put a significant damper on any set collecting ambitions. Also: a preference for PBT because I make ABS shine in no time, and costs because already expensive MX or Alps ISO sets would be imports. Sure, I touch type,...
by Darkshado
27 Mar 2019, 14:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry MX Keys to Alps SKCC
Replies: 7
Views: 1165

Re: Cherry MX Keys to Alps SKCC

^ also not the same kind of Alps as op's
by Darkshado
22 Mar 2019, 06:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2094
Views: 150784

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

I don't think it is essential that *every* part be interchangeable between legacy and new for our purposes, as per the original post: Phase 1 is the drop-in replacement for the Model M inner assembly that turns a Model M into a functional F. The only parts remaining from the original M are the outer...
by Darkshado
21 Mar 2019, 07:11
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1867
Views: 149336

Re: Stuff you just bought

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by Darkshado
15 Mar 2019, 02:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Odd problem with IBM Model F
Replies: 11
Views: 1292

Re: Odd problem with IBM Model F

I can barely see any solder on the Teensy, are the connections good? Try grounding the plug too, the original cable's shielding is also grounded. If you want to do an internal USB conversion eventually: solder pin headers to the Teensy then use female/female jumper wires. It's non-destructive as lon...
by Darkshado
14 Mar 2019, 02:28
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sold my car... then I made-to-order this IBM SSK
Replies: 10
Views: 1656

Re: Sold my car... then I made-to-order this IBM SSK

tron wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 21:59
Would love to see a modern low profile beamspring case with conservative styling :D
"Low profile" and "beamspring" in the same sentence :lol:

On a more serious note, OP, did your craftsman start from scratch to build this?
by Darkshado
07 Mar 2019, 05:19
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Meanwhile in Australia…
Replies: 5
Views: 2367

Re: Meanwhile in Australia…

There's a reason it's called "hunt and peck"
by Darkshado
05 Mar 2019, 07:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Additional keyboard for Macros
Replies: 14
Views: 1871

Re: Additional keyboard for Macros

Say "macro" three times in a row to summon kbdfr :P

Taran from LTT also uses lots of macros with three TMK USB-to-USB controllers and some Autohotkey shenanigans:
We could argue against his rubberdome keyboard choices (2x Logitech K120 and an Azio L70) but not against TMK.
by Darkshado
05 Mar 2019, 07:17
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5576 keyboard with Alps Plate Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 1744

Re: IBM 5576 keyboard with Alps Plate Spring

Wait a minute, do regular Model M keycap tops fit on this? I'm getting crazy ideas of a five angle Alps-mount switch plate with a curved or segmented PCB design...
by Darkshado
05 Mar 2019, 07:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?
Replies: 26
Views: 4674

Re: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?

There's common management between the boards of Clevo and Chicony ( as mentioned in this press release from 2013 ). Back in 2012, before I knew a single thing about mechanical keyboards I bought a Clevo P151EM ( review I wrote at the time ) and the non-backlit chiclet keyboard was from Chicony, back...
by Darkshado
02 Mar 2019, 02:00
Forum: Gallery
Topic: An Unsaver... finally...?
Replies: 31
Views: 3576

Re: An Unsaver... finally...?

snoopy wrote:
01 Mar 2019, 15:16
cause it is just a bit too big for my desk
What sort of puny desk are you using that an Unsaver won't fit? :lol:
by Darkshado
02 Mar 2019, 01:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: K63 keyboard error
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: K63 keyboard error

New keyboard with controller issues? Send it back under warranty.
by Darkshado
27 Feb 2019, 06:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - The God of Spoons (Smith-Corona leaf springs)
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Typing Demo XL - The God of Spoons (Smith-Corona leaf springs)

This is Chyros' original review from 2016: he... didn't like it.
by Darkshado
27 Feb 2019, 06:48
Forum: Other
Topic: [Giveaway] The Boneshaker (NMB PC-122)
Replies: 67
Views: 9632

Re: [Giveaway] The Boneshaker (NMB PC-122)

An ISO layout board with a switch type I haven't tried yet? Sign me up!
by Darkshado
26 Feb 2019, 05:07
Forum: For sale
Topic: Model F spare springs, flippers, keycaps and barrels
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: Model F spare springs, flippers, keycaps and barrels

I'd be interested in a couple of barrels+springs+flippers, which type are they and what price did you have in mind?
by Darkshado
23 Feb 2019, 03:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recommendation needed - quiet mechanical for Model M user
Replies: 17
Views: 1800

Re: Recommendation needed - quiet mechanical for Model M user

I'll second the Matias dampened tactile switch option: much sharper tactility and quieter than unsilenced Cherry MX Brown or Clear. Haven't tried Zilents yet.
by Darkshado
23 Feb 2019, 03:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 49
Views: 8986

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

digital_matthew wrote:
22 Feb 2019, 21:17
You could try sanding the 8 key down to the original whiteness since they're double-shot. It will wreck the texture though.
Could a drop of peroxide cream applied only on the legends with a toothpick work?
by Darkshado
16 Feb 2019, 00:00
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23543
Views: 1671894

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Hypersphere wrote:
15 Feb 2019, 23:07
I would have liked to have purchased this one, but I am way over my budget for the year already!
In February? :shock:

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