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by hellothere
18 minutes ago
Forum: Keyboards
Replies: 183
Views: 19868

New post [Keyboards] IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

And the gentleman that made me want to find an Alps keyboard shows up. I love your vids, Chyros. Please keep that up!
I'm looking into the keycaps to see if I can pin down an approximate age for the keyboard. So far, possibly early 1990s, but that controller chip 1980 copyright makes me question that.
by kelvinhall05
37 minutes ago
Forum: Keyboards
Replies: 4157
Views: 302227

New post [Keyboards] IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Can you not remove a keycap to check switches? haha
by SneakyRobb
Today, 15:43
Forum: Workshop
Replies: 67
Views: 7489

New post [Workshop] Beamspring Factory process - How to

These PCBs have been from JLCPCB. They are pretty expensive because of how big they are. With the shipping and import fees it still comes out around $80 CAD
by Findecanor
Today, 15:17
Forum: Gallery
Replies: 1755
Views: 182156

New post [Gallery] Post your desktop.

He must be some ultra special kind of wizard, then?
by textadventurer
Today, 15:09
Forum: Gallery
Replies: 2955
Views: 288836

New post [Gallery] Post your keyboard/keycaps!

This is my ShiTec keyboard (yes, that's the brand), hooked up to a Macbook through a ridiculous chain of adapters (DIN5→PS/2→USB→USB-C). I found it at a flea market a few years ago. Has buckle springs, and a broken R key for which I swapped out the switch with the SCROLL-LOCK as I never use it.
by Vandil
Today, 14:43
Forum: Off-topic
Replies: 10
Views: 741

New post [Off-topic] weird laws in Singapore!

I think smoking is a good thing, but I like to smoke cigars and it's best to do it with Cigar Hygrometers, but you need to know a couple of subtleties like A higher humidity can cause the cigars to expand, which effects the draw. Cuban cigars are best stored at around Rh 65%. My own humidor only has
by Wodan
Today, 11:35
Forum: Gallery
Replies: 38
Views: 14591

New post [Gallery] How Cherry has fallen

by Dikkus
Today, 10:49
Forum: Group buys
Replies: 4812
Views: 569228

New post [Group buys] F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Yeah, unfortunately mine has quite a bit of chipping and problems as well. It wasn't damaged on my end, at least. It's mostly out of sight, though, so...
by gonzobizarro
Today, 10:46
Forum: Workshop
Replies: 7
Views: 267

New post [Workshop] Reviving a Unitek K-150M (K-151?) XT keyboard

by NeK
Today, 08:26
Forum: Keyboards
Replies: 38
Views: 2257

New post [Keyboards] Alps Lubricant FOUND!

In their reply to the second email, the wording is not vague at all:
If the question was specifically asking what was the lubricant used in SKCM/SKCL, then that phrase is unambiguous. It also seems the real deal as this type is out-of-production for decades and nowhere to be found, so it coincides
by kralcifer
Today, 06:00
Forum: Workshop
Replies: 31
Views: 1274

New post [Workshop] new big skcm blue alps

This project looks like a lot of fun to work on. Keep it going!
by MMcM
Today, 04:54
Forum: Keyboards
Replies: 6
Views: 958

New post [Keyboards] Weird HP keypad with 32 keys

See this post .
by MMcM
Today, 04:44
Forum: Workshop
Replies: 0
Views: 57

New post [Workshop] HP-HIL

For a change, I decided that rather than reverse engineering something that would ultimately turn out to be a simple protocol with funny voltages, I would have a go at something well documented but complicated: HP-HIL .
This is a multi-device protocol, so like USB. But in a daisy-chain, so even more
by John Doe
Today, 04:25
Forum: Other external
Replies: 23311
Views: 1581932

New post [Other external] Great/Interesting Finds

Thank for your kindness, that saved my time. Appreciated it.
by kelvinhall05
Today, 02:52
Forum: Reviews
Replies: 7
Views: 301

New post [Reviews] Maltron single-handed keyboard review (Cherry MX Black)

Agreed. Occasionally I will be eating with one hand and typing with the other and I get about half my normal speed (lol). Hell, even if they used a sort of normal layout, the build quality is terrible (rather, there is none), the keycaps are awful, the switches are extremely mediocre, and it's absurdly
by funkmon
Today, 02:42
Forum: Keyboards
Replies: 29
Views: 1137

New post [Keyboards] When did you first start appreciating keyboards?

Hey, some of those old rubber domes were swell! And, this is a bit heretical, some modern rubber domes are even good, and I'm not counting Topre.
In terms of the Alps revival, IMO simplified Alps are 90% the same, which is fine. So hit up those Fukka or Matias switches, my friend!
by andj00
Today, 01:07
Forum: For sale
Replies: 16
Views: 739

New post [For sale] LOTS of Vintage Alps PCBs/Cases/Plates/Cables

Cool, let me know, glad to help out!
by gipetto
Today, 01:01
Forum: Keyboards
Replies: 14
Views: 1015

New post [Keyboards] Turning a full size into a 60%

you would be faster with a hammer and chisel. I had to do that for woodworking class in school. it doesn't need to be pretty if its not visible.
by EasyK
Today, 00:36
Forum: Keyboards
Replies: 2
Views: 121

New post [Keyboards] A beginner has questions!

Thank you for your help.
Maybe you have a few websites where I can find PCBs and keycaps. Do I have to consider what when buying switches? or do they fit on any PCB?
by inmbolmie
Today, 00:14
Forum: Workshop
Replies: 21
Views: 1000

New post [Workshop] IBM 5251 terminal USB conversion (but not what you think)

This weekend I've been trying the converter using an ISA 5250 emulation adapter card for IBM PC that I got some time ago. The card is hooked up to an IBM 5160 PC (with its proper model F XT keyboard to get the full retro experience) and a couple of interesting things came along with those tests.