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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.
I'll
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

Hi,
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.
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

GMK QMX
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.
First,