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by vometia
Today, 04:57
Forum: Off-topic
Replies: 44
Views: 5107

New post [Off-topic] What is the best chair to stay 12 hours a day typing on the keyboard?

I encountered a couple of examples bought by my other half's late mother (when she was still alive, obviously!) which dated back to maybe the 1970s. Seemed like nice quality and an interesting concept, but I was warned that they were too uncomfortable to use for more than a few minutes. They were.
by clickityClackity
Today, 03:56
Forum: Other external
Replies: 22767
Views: 1336226

New post [Other external] Great/Interesting Finds

Osborne 1 (Oak Switches)
by Elrick
Today, 03:29
Forum: News
Replies: 77
Views: 10405

New post [News] HHKB refresh in 2019?

So you're saying both RF and HHKB are made at the very same Factory?
Maybe due to Japan being so small, that's totally understandable ;) .
by Heikkonen
Yesterday, 23:05
Forum: Workshop
Replies: 26
Views: 2208

New post [Workshop] Convert&Restoration project of IBM 3742 beamspring keyboard

Thanks! Still havent opened to modules to restore my keyfeel tho. I have been slacking :roll:
Sure! Hit me up with DM if u manage to find those. Im really glad to see you here. Your pcb has been a great help towards getting this thing running
by Kashtan
Yesterday, 22:08
Forum: Keyboards
Replies: 29
Views: 1146

New post [Keyboards] IBM model F XT not working suddenly

Hello to all.
Today i receive converter from another seller from ebay, from states.
Drivers installeds, but keyboard not working. Any buttons.
Also two thoughts:
when puch buttons, strange ringing, as if something is not attached inside, (as empty bucket) on any video did I no hear a ringing with this
by Laser
Yesterday, 21:44
Forum: Keyboards
Replies: 3
Views: 100

New post [Keyboards] keyboard layout PT

Don't rush it, maybe browse some more this forum (and the wiki), see what keyboards people recommend? Then see what switch type you like (tactile, clicky, linear etc.). This store has some better keyboard brands for example: (disclaimer:
by ppCircle
Yesterday, 21:17
Forum: Want to buy
Replies: 0
Views: 40

New post [Want to buy] [EU-PL] [WTB] Ibm 5140 keycaps (+stabs) bae layout

Any look condition.
I prefer shipping around EU.
Only bae layout (or other if you have empty module for sale)
by ZedTheMan
Yesterday, 20:38
Forum: Vendors
Replies: 1
Views: 62

New post [Vendors] Alps SKCM Blue, SKBM black/yellow most likely new old stock from china

I think the first link may be the SKBM Grays that went around earlier. Lighting just makes them look blue. The yellows, however, are SKCL.
by adhoc
Yesterday, 20:30
Forum: Keyboards
Replies: 26
Views: 713

New post [Keyboards] IBM Model F, M, and HHKB

After a lot of time browsing for caps I realized I hate legends, which kind of surprised me because I generally like digital fonts and one of my hobbies is calligraphy. Interestingly enough, my dislike of legends carried over also to another interest of mine, mechanical watches. Over night I realized
by Laser
Yesterday, 19:42
Forum: Keyboards
Replies: 88
Views: 6118

New post [Keyboards] Genius idea of the day

(also a note for the future me, since, although I do have a 3d printer, I'm too busy to do anything hobby related)
Now that 3d printers are *cheap*, one could print a replacement for the case of a small format, portable keyboard (HHKB, FC660C) which would also function as a
by DMA
Yesterday, 17:44
Forum: Workshop
Replies: 33
Views: 3776

New post [Workshop] Low profile Beamspring project

by ajk
Yesterday, 15:49
Forum: For sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

New post [For sale] FREE:Mainframe IBM 3174 stuff Baton Rouge, LA

Hi - funny you should mention this... there seems to be some interest on another forum also but I am waiting to get approved to be able to reply over there...
I plan to do a write-up but for now the software and hardware can be found at Here is a more recent photograph:
by Laser
Yesterday, 14:27
Forum: For sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

New post [For sale] [WTS] New HHKB Novatouched lubed + NT slider

Aha, thanks :)
by Fkazim
Yesterday, 10:15
Forum: News
Replies: 1786
Views: 109806

New post [News] Stuff you just bought

Finally I got my hands on an IBM Model M SSK for an actual reasonable price and with blue sublegends no less so happy. There's only one missing rivet. Below is a picture of the SSK.
by depletedvespene
Yesterday, 10:11
Forum: Deskthority talk
Replies: 20
Views: 1458

New post [Deskthority talk] Deskthority Awards 2019 ~ Phase 1: The nominations

I'm trying to be diplomatic here. :x
by KOS
Yesterday, 09:40
Forum: Gallery
Replies: 333
Views: 52416

New post [Gallery] Round 5: The Cappening

It seems you 've gone a long way on it.
Thanks for all the info it was very helpful. The switches I found on these known auction sites are expensive! 5$ for a switch? Gosh! I think I will have a much better change in buying an old terminal keyboard and convert it for ps2, although it won't have all the
by DMA
Yesterday, 06:32
Forum: Workshop
Replies: 9
Views: 320

New post [Workshop] Xwhatsit solenoid driver alternative

9V 250mA is 450mA from 5V, assuming 100% conversion efficiency. Just the solenoid blows you out of power budget.
CS by itself consumes ~25mA, up to 36mA in some modes.
by David
Yesterday, 06:06
Forum: For sale
Replies: 12
Views: 2874

New post [For sale] DataSaab keyboard from an old Alfaskop 3700 terminal

Up to above!
by Polecat
Yesterday, 03:12
Forum: Keyboards
Replies: 3863
Views: 227974

New post [Keyboards] IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Definitely Datacomp, and an early one from the fillers on the bottom row. The wide step on CapsLock suggests Futaba MA switches, but that's speculation. If so it's probably a model DFK-121. Futaba switches are interesting; not like anything else I've ever used. Datacomp has used that case design for
by SneakyRobb
Yesterday, 00:38
Forum: Gallery
Replies: 22
Views: 2240

New post [Gallery] IBM System 9000 keyboard and picture of unknown Model F

Hi, TBH the 9001 manual is not that helpful for our purposes. It is many hundred of pages long so I will scan it for the IBM archives and the community for our discovery of keyboard excellence.