Stuff you just bought

mcmaxmcmc

Unread post by mcmaxmcmc » 22 Dec 2018, 08:59

Dang, those look *mwah* nice!~

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zrrion

Unread post by zrrion » 23 Dec 2018, 02:36

Got a good deal on an AEK II. I couldn't tell which kind of alps it has but its not like there are bad alps. I also got a handful of teensey 2.0++s so I can get around to converting all the stuff I've got.

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Dingster

Unread post by Dingster » 28 Dec 2018, 18:32

Got a model M and 2 model M2's for very cheap. One M2 has the capacitor issue, but I used the parts from it to rebuild the other one (cleaned up nicely too!)
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Unread post by snacksthecat » 05 Jan 2019, 22:16

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IBM Selectric Typewriter
This was sold as broken for $1 + shipping. Right now I have a Smith Corona manual typewriter that I like to write little notes with. My intent is to fix this one up as an upgrade :)

Zenith SuperSport Laptop
My favorite keycap set came from one of these laptops. I've been holding out for over a year for a good price on one of these. This set isn't as nice as the one I already have but, still, very nice. I'm going to use these caps for another project. I'll do my best to replace them with some downgraded caps based on what I have on-hand and will most likely give the rest of the machine to someone on here. PM me if you're interested!

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Unread post by snacksthecat » 07 Jan 2019, 01:12

Made this adaptive tv backlight thing. There are a bunch of guides online for how to do it. Makes a great weekend project and the results are awesome.

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samuelcable

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Unread post by samuelcable » 09 Jan 2019, 23:23

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My ESA-HASRO caps arrived from ukraine :)

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Noobmaen

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Unread post by Noobmaen » 12 Jan 2019, 22:56

Currently in the process of cleaning a robotron k7609 which I got yesterday, it doesn't have a controller and uses robotron magnetic reed switches. Planning on using a promicro as an external controller for it.
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abrahamstechnology

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Unread post by abrahamstechnology » 13 Jan 2019, 18:14

I never expected to win this ADDS space invaders board for $20.00, but I guess it's mine now.
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depletedvespene

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Unread post by depletedvespene » 13 Jan 2019, 19:12

Ok, so I didn't just get it, and it may not be the most uncommon thing ever, but... it's (mostly) ready today and it's special to me.

A few months ago, I bought a regular, run-of-the-mill IBM Model M 1391401 from ClickyKeyboards, for a very special reason — it shared my birthday (thus ending a months-long hunt that was absurdly frustrating, as several readers know). I asked him to make a couple modifications to this keyboard before sending it: convert it to an ISO layout AND replace the numpad0 and numpad+ 2U keys with two 1U keys each.

Once I got it, I put the necessary ISO keycaps and I replaced the original alphanum caps with the APL caps I scored on an eBay auction at about the same time. Also, I decided to deal with a minor thing that has moderately irked me for all these decades about the numpad, and replaced the mod-colored caps for the non-mod keys with alpha-colored blanks from Unicomp.

With an SDL cable from orihalcon, I adjusted the numpad's layout to what I wanted it to be:
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My M104 looks like this now:
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Model M104, with APL keycaps.
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Note the numpad comma, which I got from elecshopper (along with the ISO left Shift and the ISO Enter). Nice, isn't it?
The red DT keycap on the Esc key comes from wokechill. It was a difficult choice between this cap and that one that I commissioned him to do for me (you know which one it is, dude :mrgreen:).


My calligraphy skills are somewhat lacking, so I'll ask a relative to do the artisan lettering thing on the six numpad blanks.

I'm pretty happy with the looks of this keyboard — the only thing I'd change, if I should get lucky, is to replace the numpad 1..9 and numpad. keys with those from a "PC battleship" that have their secondary legends in blue — that should make for a nice contrast with the orange APL symbols in the main alphanum cluster.

This is now my new daily driver, having pulled off the difficult feat of rotating away my F122. :)

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Hypersphere

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Unread post by Hypersphere » 13 Jan 2019, 21:22

Nicely done! Before I got going strong with mechanical keyboards, I bought several Model M boards from Clickykeyboards for my lab. I didn't know that he did some customization!

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JP!

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Unread post by JP! » 13 Jan 2019, 21:30

That is a nice Model M :)

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Myoth

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Unread post by Myoth » 13 Jan 2019, 22:07

depletedvespene wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 19:12
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:puke:
Sorry but mixing up text+icon mods with icon mods is a no-go...

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depletedvespene

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Unread post by depletedvespene » 13 Jan 2019, 22:17

Myoth wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 22:07
depletedvespene wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 19:12
M104.jpg
:puke:
Sorry but mixing up text+icon mods with icon mods is a no-go...
Well, I do have an ISO left Shift and an ISO Enter, both with icon+text, but they're from Unicomp... and the bolder font looked worse. YMMV.

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JP!

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Unread post by JP! » 13 Jan 2019, 22:24

Myoth wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 22:07
depletedvespene wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 19:12
M104.jpg
:puke:
Sorry but mixing up text+icon mods with icon mods is a no-go...
What about my faux Model M industrial unicorn vomit Model M? :lol:
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Myoth

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Unread post by Myoth » 13 Jan 2019, 22:26

depletedvespene wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 22:17
Myoth wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 22:07
depletedvespene wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 19:12
M104.jpg
:puke:
Sorry but mixing up text+icon mods with icon mods is a no-go...
Well, I do have an ISO left Shift and an ISO Enter, both with icon+text, but they're from Unicomp... and the bolder font looked worse. YMMV.
Just use OG mods !
JP! wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 22:24
Myoth wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 22:07
depletedvespene wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 19:12
M104.jpg
:puke:
Sorry but mixing up text+icon mods with icon mods is a no-go...
What about my faux Model M industrial unicorn vomit Model M? :lol:

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That's okay, since it's the point of a vomit keyboard to make you puke :lol:

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depletedvespene

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Unread post by depletedvespene » 13 Jan 2019, 22:39

JP! wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 22:24
Myoth wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 22:07
depletedvespene wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 19:12
M104.jpg
:puke:
Sorry but mixing up text+icon mods with icon mods is a no-go...
What about my faux Model M industrial unicorn vomit Model M? :lol:
Well, you did replace the six mods, so...

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depletedvespene

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Unread post by depletedvespene » 13 Jan 2019, 22:40

Myoth wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 22:26
depletedvespene wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 22:17
Myoth wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 22:07

:puke:
Sorry but mixing up text+icon mods with icon mods is a no-go...
Well, I do have an ISO left Shift and an ISO Enter, both with icon+text, but they're from Unicomp... and the bolder font looked worse. YMMV.
Just use OG mods !
Fine, I'll ask Cindy.

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TheInverseKey

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Unread post by TheInverseKey » 13 Jan 2019, 23:07

abrahamstechnology wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 18:14
I never expected to win this ADDS space invaders board for $20.00, but I guess it's mine now.
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Nice, saw that board. Should clean up nice hopefully and they are very easy to convert.

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abrahamstechnology

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Unread post by abrahamstechnology » 13 Jan 2019, 23:10

abrahamstechnology wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 18:14
I never expected to win this ADDS space invaders board for $20.00, but I guess it's mine now.
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Any idea what I should do with this? All these terminals are likely scrapped, unfortunately, so I'm thinking of completely rewiring the matrix with diodes for NKRO.

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abrahamstechnology

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Unread post by abrahamstechnology » 13 Jan 2019, 23:11

TheInverseKey wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 23:07
abrahamstechnology wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 18:14
I never expected to win this ADDS space invaders board for $20.00, but I guess it's mine now.
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Nice, saw that board. Should clean up nice hopefully and they are very easy to convert.
Oh, if they are I might as well just convert it.

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