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snuci
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25 Aug 2017, 22:10

seebart wrote: Amazing find. I know you'll show us more...
Actually, I wasn't going to because there is already a thread on this type of keyboard but it looks like there is no corresponding wiki page. That's disappointing. Looks like I will be taking pics when it arrives.

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seebart
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25 Aug 2017, 22:15

snuci wrote:
seebart wrote: Amazing find. I know you'll show us more...
Actually, I wasn't going to because there is already a thread on this type of keyboard but it looks like there is no corresponding wiki page. That's disappointing. Looks like I will be taking pics when it arrives.
Well just so you know I'd be disappointed if you don't show us any more, wiki or forum post. :evilgeek:
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davkol

08 Sep 2017, 21:48

This week, I got …and ordered some Kailh Speed switches and damped MX.

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Myoth

12 Sep 2017, 22:51

vsev wrote: Been busy lasts weeks and will be too for a while, but I managed to get my hands on some boards (again).
Those were announced in french part and somewhere else I figure, I've called the seller about 2 weeks ago and was lucky he finish to accept to send me part of the lot (I lived somewhere around his location once, that helped me :mrgreen: ).
Anyway first beamspring and an azerty one, I'm really happy with this one !
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Crappy pics from roomate's phone, mine isn't smart at all.
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The others are 2 bigfoot's XT with one in some box that is quite destroyed but seems to be fair new and dirty as hell ( suspect box stayed open for a long while ).
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And the big daddy dirt as the rest
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Will certainly get rid of the XTs for a very fair price(what costs me).
Nothing keyboard related but I also get this that I've got for few bucks and a smile..
The right one I opened myself to clean its Beyerdynamic M81 a very fine vintage one, the others too BTW ;)
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And finally a mysterious NICOLS turntable that seems to be old(70's or 80's) high end stuff, the plate is heavy as hell..
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Sorry about long post and again for bad pics quality, but I share the proper camera with others and so don't have it always !
the holy grail :O

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u-ra

28 Sep 2017, 08:49

Just got this unbranded Bigfoot with damped whites.

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seebart
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28 Sep 2017, 09:05

u-ra wrote: Just got this unbranded Bigfoot with damped whites.
Nice. :shock: Not sure if I've ever seen an unbranded one like that? Looks really clean, congrats! :)

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u-ra

28 Sep 2017, 09:25

seebart wrote:
u-ra wrote: Just got this unbranded Bigfoot with damped whites.
Nice. :shock: Not sure if I've ever seen an unbranded one like that? Looks really clean, congrats! :)
Yea, me neither. The potato cam doesn't show it, but the case yellowed pretty unevenly. Other than that, it does seem to be in a decent condition.

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Daniel Beardsmore

28 Sep 2017, 09:43

I would say that it is branded, as Alps, i.e. it looks like this could be an off-the-shelf version. I don't recall seeing an off-the-shelf Bigfoot though. The off-the-shelf model that comes to mind is the LCM30:

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That example proves a ≥ 1996 date for white damped, as the year is written on the PCB. However, white damped was supposedly still produced as late as ~2001 (if I remember correctly, since it's not documented).

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u-ra

28 Sep 2017, 11:26

This PCB is a bit older:
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Daniel Beardsmore

30 Sep 2017, 00:31

Most of those have controller ICs with no date codes — all the codes are identical regardless of who made the chip. Yours however may have a 9544 date code, which is fairly consistent with the PCB, but by the better part of a year. Now, alps.tw has a Bigfoot keyboard with the same PCB code as Scarface's, yet the serials are a long way apart. I'm wondering whether those PCBs were made in huge batches, since the PCB code really does seem to indicate the month of production (here, January 1995).

Yours is the original expected year for white damped, of 1995.

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y11971alex

05 Oct 2017, 02:53

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gogusrl

05 Oct 2017, 11:02

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alh84001
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07 Oct 2017, 06:27

How much was the shipping for the LCD adapter? Did you go tracking-less?

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gogusrl

07 Oct 2017, 11:18

A friend ordered a bunch of them a while back, I'm not sure what type of shipping he used. Guess I can ask and get back to you.

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Darkshado

08 Oct 2017, 19:16

A Shield TV and a Pi? Both for emulation?

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gogusrl

08 Oct 2017, 19:30

Actually the Shield replaces the Pi and I bought it mainly for it's media playing capabilities. I do plan to play with it's other features. Thinking about ordering one of these kits : https://shop.smartthings.com/smartthings-link and do some smart stuff :)

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kokokoy

09 Oct 2017, 05:14

Got an LCD controller and a 3M strips. They gave an extension to a 10+ old laptop; or atleast a part of it. :D
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derzemel

12 Oct 2017, 18:23

Found a brand new ZD-915 desoldering station for a gread deal on a local classifieds website

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And 15 minutes of desoldering later:

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Noobmaen

12 Oct 2017, 18:50

Hello everbody! I have been lurking for a while now already and finally decided to share this german layout f122 I got on ebay 2 months ago. Promicro hasn't arrived yet so I had no opportunity to test it, but its condition looks fairy good at least.
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Findecanor

15 Oct 2017, 20:13

Today, I bought my third BTC 5140 and my first RollerMouse at a flea market, from the same seller.
The seller had also a NMB-made AppleDesign Keyboard in good condition that I skipped on.

The BTC was bought primarily for keycaps, as most are Cherry MX-compatible and in Swedish layout.
The RollerMouse was, I think a first-gen with button above the scroll wheel.

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depletedvespene

16 Oct 2017, 11:29

Noobmaen wrote: Hello everbody! I have been lurking for a while now already and finally decided to share this german layout f122 I got on ebay 2 months ago. Promicro hasn't arrived yet so I had no opportunity to test it, but its condition looks fairy good at least.
It looks great! Let me mention how envious I feel right now. :-)

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purdobol

23 Oct 2017, 12:28

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This keyboard will have alps switches right?
EDIT: Wrong paste, should be good now :lol:

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Mr.Nobody

23 Oct 2017, 13:34

@purdopol
Really neat computer.

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y11971alex

23 Oct 2017, 13:45

purdobol wrote: Image

This keyboard will have alps switches right?
EDIT: Wrong paste, should be good now :lol:
It surely looks like the infamous Acer KB-102.

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cookie

23 Oct 2017, 18:13

These Headphones:
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Since I got them, my daily life at the office has drastically improved!
Got them second hand and was mainly interested in the active noise cancellation feature.

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JP!

28 Oct 2017, 17:01

Shamelessly bought these two keyboards I didn't need just for the vintage custom key caps.
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Clicky keyboards sold one ages ago.
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seebart
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28 Oct 2017, 17:20

JP! wrote: Shamelessly bought these two keyboards I didn't need just for the vintage custom key caps.
That's not shameless at all. I got this Siemens TA-BS/1200 for cheap I'll do a full teardown when it gets here:
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Elrick

29 Oct 2017, 08:52

Mr.Nobody wrote: @purdopol
Really neat computer.
Just surprised at it's near pristine condition.

Either it's been sitting somewhere unused since it was delivered to someone or it's NIB number brought out for show that it still works after all these years.

Good to see ancient tech still beating, despite using now defunct internal caps prone to leaking and bursting :D .

Acer, they use to build them tough ;) .

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purdobol

29 Oct 2017, 09:48

Elrick wrote: Just surprised at it's near pristine condition.

Either it's been sitting somewhere unused since it was delivered to someone or it's NIB number brought out for show that it still works after all these years.
Bought just the keyboard though. Kinda shame, but really didn't need another 286 sitting around as a paperweight. But judging from it's state, I would guess a store exhibition piece. It wasn't stored in a box since the case slightly yellowed (not as much as this picture would suggest). Barely used if used at all. Didn't bother to clean it yet, just checked if it's working. Still has the dust cover. May take some pictures later.

Oh and it's model 6012 not KB-102 :lol:
By the way. Anybody know why the German layout has additional labels (2,3) on number keys respectively?

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Nuum

29 Oct 2017, 09:58

Because we are very scientific and need our exponents handily accessible: 2², 3³ :lol:
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