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by Muirium
Today, 09:25
Forum: Deskthority talk
Replies: 402
Views: 3330735

New post [Deskthority talk] Future of DT

Agreed 100%. They're doing different jobs.
My reply was to TheInverseKey who linked your DB as proof that there "are better wikis" than DT's now. His own is more directly comparable to DT's, but laser focussed on NMB switches and not nearly as easy to navigate. Additionally, it won't grow at any speed
by AndyJ
Today, 02:11
Forum: Keyboards
Replies: 31
Views: 8095

New post [Keyboards] Smart IBM PC/AT keyboard

Of course! It's ever so much more satisfactory than slamming your naughty bits in a desk drawer, too.
Generally, once you get the thing set up, it will run forever without further attention. I set some machines up back in 2007 that are still chugging along. Of course, they're not connected to the
by podgen
Yesterday, 19:35
Forum: Keyboards
Replies: 3
Views: 149

New post [Keyboards] What are these mystery vintage keycaps?

hope you find what you're looking for!
by engr
Yesterday, 15:49
Forum: Keyboards
Replies: 28
Views: 21157

New post [Keyboards] ALPS/ALPS-like switch weaknesses

You can try the method that sometimes works on dusty Alps: get a Datavac blower or some canned air and blow into the switch through the plunger while pressing and depressing it repeatedly. If that does not work… they are notoriously difficult to disassemble and reassemble, so you may want to look
by fohat
Yesterday, 15:01
Forum: Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 524

New post [Workshop] Model M screw mod on a white barrel plate + case repair

Ha Ha Ha!
Then you will want to get rid of that trivial rust, just because. I have 2 things to say about the difficult part - re-assembly.
You can expect that it will take multiple tries to get it back together, and usually that means considerable dis-assembly, too. After doing this a few times trying
by minhvo
Yesterday, 14:51
Forum: News
Replies: 26
Views: 20842

New post [News] 8BitDo Retro Mechanical Keyboard

the keyboard really good, intent to buy one more with another color, one for office (have to change the switches) and one for home :D
by minhvo
Yesterday, 12:48
Forum: Want to buy
Replies: 27
Views: 5665

New post [Want to buy] [WTB] SA Round 4/5/6 blue, violet alpha (7bit)

Thanks a lot for all images. The black color really nice with the retro keyboard ! Interested in all your kits, if you want to let them go all, happy to discuss further :)
by Muirium
Yesterday, 12:34
Forum: Gallery
Replies: 3551
Views: 1330514

New post [Gallery] Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Phone pics are getting pretty good these days…
8BitDo in Cherry Doubeshots.jpg
I got these Cherry doubleshots—drilled for a TrackPoint mod—from the DT Surprise Box way back in the day.
8BitDo in Cherry Doubeshots left.jpg
I knew I should have bought more than one Tsangan kit in Wodan's
by NathanA
Yesterday, 08:59
Forum: Group buys
Replies: 8635
Views: 3776965

New post [Group buys] F104+SSK+122+62+77+50+Ergo orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Yup sorry; I saw the Ellipse post about that in this thread & posted that response before I saw that thread.
by Ellipse
21 Feb 2024, 01:32
Forum: Group buys
Replies: 769
Views: 2212094

New post [Group buys] Beam Spring 104+SSK Reproduction Project! First Batch In Stock, Shipping early next year after New Model F Project

Cross post: As an update I have posted the latest blog entry which rounds up all of the postings of recent months, including the status of this beam spring project. Apologies this one came out later than it should have.
by ed.avis
20 Feb 2024, 11:53
Forum: Keyboards
Replies: 16
Views: 6427

New post [Keyboards] Ellipse Model F62 only rarely comes alive

Thanks for the info. To fully resolve this question I'd need to update my keyboard to the latest controller (I assume it has an older controller, having been made in May 2021) and then retest the various cables. If one day I should happen to buy another New Model F, I will revisit this. For the moment
by Alvin777
20 Feb 2024, 01:02
Forum: Workshop
Replies: 9
Views: 460

New post [Workshop] Curious How Keyboard Profiles & Keyboard Layouts Become Standard and Become Business

Thanks for the insights, so true it'd be great to manufacture things myself like the Linus Tech Tip guys and create a business similar to Logitech and Razer (and all the companies related to keyboard we know and love, like Keychron, Royal Kludge (best sounding name in the business) but thanks for the
by Muirium
19 Feb 2024, 11:32
Forum: Gallery
Replies: 10
Views: 6225

New post [Gallery] KPT (or possibly clone) comparison

A fair conclusion to a thorough tale. :D
It's always tempting to speculate just what they were smoking up to, back in the day, with the sheer variety of implementation details. But the end result is the end result. Unless it's the Alps vortex, of course…
by Scarpia
17 Feb 2024, 21:50
Forum: Keyboards
Replies: 21
Views: 6314

New post [Keyboards] IBM 29 Keypunch keyboard?

One of these turned up in a collection for sale near me. It's a bit too exotic for me and it likely won't be super cheap, but if someone here really wants it I'm happy to facilitate a deal.
by KeyDeep
17 Feb 2024, 08:15
Forum: Gallery
Replies: 0
Views: 275

New post [Gallery] The original Space Invaders?

I recently came across a HI-TEK keyboard that looked very interesting. The keyboard only has passive components, and no date to truly identify its origin, but, from the switches layout, it looks like it was designed for the Apple IIc, around 1983. This was the time when HI-TEK launched the 725 switch
by darkwitchclaire
16 Feb 2024, 18:56
Forum: Want to buy
Replies: 0
Views: 220

New post [Want to buy] [WTB] Beam Spring Keychain

There were some that were sold on eBay a few years ago but can't find any for sale now. Want to know if there are any sellers still selling them or anyone willing to sell an individual one they have.
Old listing for reference:
by MoeeTech
16 Feb 2024, 14:43
Forum: Vendors
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

New post [Vendors] CNC Magic: TRUE Integrated shell (gapless sheel) Glitter65 r1

“GLITTER 65 r1”
After completing the circuit board installation and satellite shaft adjustment in the tray, push the space capsule into the main body and quickly install it.
Let’s talk about it if you’re interested.
by Spinachi
16 Feb 2024, 07:13
Forum: Want to buy
Replies: 15
Views: 2631

New post [Want to buy] IBM Model F with Nordic layout (Danish)

by CoolPenguin1
16 Feb 2024, 01:53
Forum: Want to buy
Replies: 0
Views: 144

New post [Want to buy] CoolPenguin's Buying Thread

AT layout keyboards (See Model F AT for what I'm talking about)
Some examples of what I'm looking for:
Epson Q103a
Monterey K2AX w/ Alps
Datacomp DFK-777 w/ Alps
DataDesk PC 8700
Polish Model F AT Clone
Unitek K-151 w/ Mitsumis
And I'm always looking out for other stuff too so if you
by AndyJ
15 Feb 2024, 16:43
Forum: Keyboards
Replies: 8
Views: 2061

New post [Keyboards] DEC Ultrix Keyboard

Back in the old days, when we filed zeroes down to make ones...