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Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 25 May 2019, 14:28
by JP!
Guchay wrote:
25 May 2019, 01:37
I've seen that keyboard before, thought it was the IBM 5556-5 and got a little excited. I don't recall which switch was in it but it wasn't anything I was particularly interested in or knew anything about IIRC. I'll try and find where I found that keyboard.
Maybe here:

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 25 May 2019, 15:06
by Menuhin
An interesting company, focusing on developing "Font Types".
MORISAWA might have made used of that keyboard indeed - or is that Kanji-system namded MK-11- MORISAWA indeed?

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 25 May 2019, 15:41
by JP!
Menuhin wrote:
25 May 2019, 15:06
An interesting company, focusing on developing "Font Types".
MORISAWA might have made used of that keyboard indeed - or is that Kanji-system namded MK-11- MORISAWA indeed?
They made a number of photo typesetting systems such as the MK-110 as seen in the video clip.

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%A2 ... 5%E3%83%AF

A pic of their MK-300 system.
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Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 03 Jul 2019, 01:14
by Obscure
I got a Cherry G80-3000HFD from the chunk box, serial 043893 - is it 1993?

It is my first MX-blue board. As I have some clones, razer green and outemu blue, this is really different from what I expected.
The keyfeel and sound is completely different and rather reminds me on the ALPS SKCM orange or white dampend of my AEKs than those of the MX-blue clones.
The only thing is the spring rattling around in the switch after a keypress which I really hate about this construction. But on this board it is quite sympathetic. I must think of a diligent squirrel rattling around with nuts while I'm typing. The keys are hardly clicky at all and tactility is very light. Some keys are clicky (about 5%) but most are not. So it is not 100% homogeneous all over the board, on some switches I cannot tell hardly any difference to the ALPS??? But the inconsistency over the board is not disturbing me when writing. I can type really fast on this board. Switches are light and smooth you have to take care, if you do not want to bottom out. I do not press keys erratically as I do on other light boards???. Many keys make double or tripple trigger when pressing, I hope it will disappear with some use.This one could become one of my favourites, it feels really good overall - wow - never say never... I really have to check a modern MX-blue board some day for comparison.

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 03 Jul 2019, 04:09
by Lbibass
Obscure wrote:
03 Jul 2019, 01:14
I got a Cherry G80-3000HFD from the chunk box, serial 043893 - is it 1993?

It is my first MX-blue board. As I have some clones, razer green and outemu blue, this is really different from what I expected.
The keyfeel and sound is completely different and rather reminds me on the ALPS SKCM orange or white dampend of my AEKs than those of the MX-blue clones.
The only thing is the spring rattling around in the switch after a keypress which I really hate about this construction. But on this board it is quite sympathetic. I must think of a diligent squirrel rattling around with nuts while I'm typing. The keys are hardly clicky at all and tactility is very light. Some keys are clicky (about 5%) but most are not. So it is not 100% homogeneous all over the board, on some switches I cannot tell hardly any difference to the ALPS??? But the inconsistency over the board is not disturbing me when writing. I can type really fast on this board. Switches are light and smooth you have to take care, if you do not want to bottom out. I do not press keys erratically as I do on other light boards???. Many keys make double or tripple trigger when pressing, I hope it will disappear with some use.This one could become one of my favourites, it feels really good overall - wow - never say never... I really have to check a modern MX-blue board some day for comparison.
Can I see a photo of the back label? That's the main way to tell the date.

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 03 Jul 2019, 07:17
by kbdfr
Obscure wrote:
03 Jul 2019, 01:14
I got a Cherry G80-3000HFD from the chunk box, serial 043893 - is it 1993? […]
wiki/Cherry_date_codes

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 03 Jul 2019, 17:59
by brainandforce
Just picked up my first Alps board - a black Dell AT101W.

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Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 03 Jul 2019, 19:39
by Redmaus
brainandforce wrote:
03 Jul 2019, 17:59
Just picked up my first Alps board - a black Dell AT101W.
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Nice! I had one of those that was my daily driver for awhile, albeit a long time ago. Black alps isn't too shabby honestly, although I prefer orange.

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 03 Jul 2019, 22:56
by Obscure
kbdfr wrote:
03 Jul 2019, 07:17
Obscure wrote:
03 Jul 2019, 01:14
I got a Cherry G80-3000HFD from the chunk box, serial 043893 - is it 1993? […]
wiki/Cherry_date_codes
043893 F02 - yes 1993 - thank you.

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 04 Jul 2019, 10:44
by Laser
I bought a 3d printer ("Ender 3X", 200$ shipping included, from a warehouse in Europe no less!). Since then, and because I have the keyboards I want (Topre etc.), I rarely visit here :( 3d printing finally became cheap and good, and opens nearly-infinite possibilities (imagine making your own cases, plates and custom Alps stabilizers ...).

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 17 Jul 2019, 02:05
by abrahamstechnology
SMK switches
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Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 17 Jul 2019, 18:02
by purdobol
All of this:
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Just to get these little buggers:
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Such a waste of human resource. Packing it and transport. Why do people are so afraid to take the damn caps off :lol:
Still very happy the hunt is finally over. Well left shift is missing but whatever. Yay!

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 17 Jul 2019, 18:03
by samuelcable
bought the 58x headphones, they arrive soon

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 26 Jul 2019, 18:40
by Rauha
100x Blue alps
200x Clicky SMK 2nd gen

A.K.A something to do with my fastly approaching summer holiday.

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EDIT: and yes, indeed, I have no life or anything better to do with with the holiday.

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 27 Jul 2019, 07:01
by zrrion
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First beamspring! Very excited about this old gal.

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 27 Jul 2019, 13:47
by snacksthecat
zrrion wrote:
27 Jul 2019, 07:01
First beamspring! Very excited about this old gal.
Grats zrrion!

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 27 Jul 2019, 18:14
by Redmaus
zrrion wrote:
27 Jul 2019, 07:01
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First beamspring! Very excited about this old gal.
Duude so nice with that IBM badge. I'll trade you for my great white ;)

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 27 Jul 2019, 19:49
by dcopellino
Congs with you.... On eBay yesterday an Italian layout one was sold for nearly a 1k... I am torn... On the one hand I've acquittance
og Tactility clickyness of its keycapses, but on the other hand its design is so C64 like, a brick on the desk, piratically...

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 27 Jul 2019, 19:51
by dcopellino
....So said the fox to the grape... :evilgeek:

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 08 Aug 2019, 15:33
by orihalcon
purdobol wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 18:02
All of this:
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Just to get these little buggers:
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Such a waste of human resource. Packing it and transport. Why do people are so afraid to take the damn caps off :lol:
Still very happy the hunt is finally over. Well left shift is missing but whatever. Yay!
I presume you're doing a mix of these caps with some Maquardt butterfly switches perhaps from another Olympia keyboard? So say white alphas with black modifiers? That's something I always thought would look nice!

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 10 Aug 2019, 01:55
by snacksthecat
Decided it was time for a new PC and opted for the tiny route this time.

La croix can for scale but you really gotta see it in person to appreciate how small it is.

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Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 13 Aug 2019, 18:58
by Mattelec
Rauha wrote:
26 Jul 2019, 18:40
100x Blue alps
200x Clicky SMK 2nd gen

A.K.A something to do with my fastly approaching summer holiday.

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EDIT: and yes, indeed, I have no life or anything better to do with with the holiday.
One quest, the SMKs are from Taobao or Ali?

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 14 Aug 2019, 20:21
by Rauha
Aliexpress.
Cost was around 70€.

Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 17 Aug 2019, 02:42
by snacksthecat
Trying to get a bit more organized. I have a few things to ship out and thought my new white board would be the perfect vehicle to plan out my work.

From left to right the boxes mean:
  • Find it
  • Prepare it
  • Pack it
  • Label it
We run a pretty tight ship here at Snacks Cat Industries.

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Re: Stuff you just bought

Posted: 17 Aug 2019, 04:15
by //gainsborough
Hahahaha - I love it.