Icon keycap used for IBM Model M

User avatar
:Dön:

02 May 2021, 13:39

How many icon keycaps are there that were used on the IBM Model M. I love the rare icon keycaps used on the Model M. I'd love it if someone would share them with me! :!:

User avatar
Tritian

03 May 2021, 07:26

Image

here's a model m for cnc or cad work

User avatar
:Dön:

03 May 2021, 08:06

That's good!
But to me this does not look like a keycap manufactured by IBM. I wonder who made this keycap?

Rayndalf

03 May 2021, 08:11

Custom keycaps for a CNC machine or some other piece of industrial equipment. I love the colors.

Unicomp could make something similar, but I'm not sure if they consistently do from printing. I think they do but I'm not sure.

User avatar
:Dön:

03 May 2021, 11:47

What is the function of the keycap in the picture? I found an image of this keycap on the internet.

User avatar
:Dön:

03 May 2021, 11:48

I forgot to send the image...
Attachments
5D8AB82F-FF84-47FB-926A-A76A36BACE7C.jpeg
5D8AB82F-FF84-47FB-926A-A76A36BACE7C.jpeg (7 KiB) Viewed 232 times

User avatar
:Dön:

03 May 2021, 12:07

Rayndalf wrote:
03 May 2021, 08:11
Custom keycaps for a CNC machine or some other piece of industrial equipment. I love the colors.

Unicomp could make something similar, but I'm not sure if they consistently do from printing. I think they do but I'm not sure.
The problem with Unicomp's prints is probably due to their print sheets. I looked at the data on their print sheet, and the End key is placed above the other keys, and the Scroll Lock key is placed below the other keys. And I have a Unicomp keyboard made in 2020, and it was indeed misaligned as it should be. I think they can fix the data on the print sheet in a few minutes.
There are differences in the print sheets depending on the model and year of manufacture, so some may not have problems, but the currently available Mini M seems to have a misalignment of the End key.
Attachments
B8720BAE-48EC-47D3-B7DD-0CB8CACFF7B6.jpeg
B8720BAE-48EC-47D3-B7DD-0CB8CACFF7B6.jpeg (197.68 KiB) Viewed 224 times

User avatar
Muirium
µ

03 May 2021, 14:12

Gaaargh! UNI COMP!

Some things never change. Unfortunately. :roll:

User avatar
sharktastica

03 May 2021, 14:36

:Dön: wrote:
03 May 2021, 11:47
What is the function of the keycap in the picture? I found an image of this keycap on the internet.
:Dön: wrote:
03 May 2021, 11:48
I forgot to send the image...
Looks familiar. ;)

Image

A lot of the keycaps' origins for my keyboards are explained on their individual pages - these are from various Wheelwriters. I'm not sure of the exact function, but I'm guessing paper up and down (which I'm using as page up and down). A lot of Wheewriters have these textually though.

User avatar
:Dön:

03 May 2021, 15:06

Thanks for your reply. I have quoted the image from your site.
I see :!: That's a very nice looking keycap.(*゚▽゚*)

User avatar
fohat
Elder Messenger

04 May 2021, 04:34

Those are all well and good, but the crown jewel would be a yellow "Urine" key.

User avatar
an_achronism

04 May 2021, 12:44

:Dön: wrote:
03 May 2021, 12:07
Rayndalf wrote:
03 May 2021, 08:11
Custom keycaps for a CNC machine or some other piece of industrial equipment. I love the colors.

Unicomp could make something similar, but I'm not sure if they consistently do from printing. I think they do but I'm not sure.
The problem with Unicomp's prints is probably due to their print sheets. I looked at the data on their print sheet, and the End key is placed above the other keys, and the Scroll Lock key is placed below the other keys. And I have a Unicomp keyboard made in 2020, and it was indeed misaligned as it should be. I think they can fix the data on the print sheet in a few minutes.
There are differences in the print sheets depending on the model and year of manufacture, so some may not have problems, but the currently available Mini M seems to have a misalignment of the End key.
If it's any consolation, the key legends on my New Model M (as in full size Enhanced, not Mini / SSK) are all over the damn place as well: https://medium.com/@an_achronism/review ... a6903393ee

Post Reply

Return to “Keyboards”