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jsheradin

19 Apr 2022, 13:56

Muirium wrote:
19 Apr 2022, 13:51
Patchy yellowing is more annoying than the even stuff.
It's always neat how you can see exactly where the window was located in relation to the computer.
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Muirium
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19 Apr 2022, 14:13

Cool. But where's the user's shadow? Did they only ever use it under the cover of darkness? Were they a cursed creature of the night?

Rbd_3178

19 Apr 2022, 14:48

Finally made a Soarer's converter for this Wyse 85

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wobbled

21 Apr 2022, 23:08

Pretty good deal on this HHKB Pro 2 - Got it for £90
I think I'll keep this one stock, I like the yellowing for once.
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Muirium
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22 Apr 2022, 09:37

Yet the ABS spacebar remains white?

I’m happy with the quarter extra I paid for my NIB black Pro 2 a few months ago. Definitely didn’t stay stock, mind. If you’re well behaved, you got a much better bargain when doing the honest thing and including what I spent on all my upgrades. ;)

copper4eva

22 Apr 2022, 14:07

John Doe wrote:
18 Apr 2022, 15:45
Always love big board.


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What keyboard is this?

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wobbled

22 Apr 2022, 15:00

Muirium wrote:
22 Apr 2022, 09:37
Yet the ABS spacebar remains white?

I’m happy with the quarter extra I paid for my NIB black Pro 2 a few months ago. Definitely didn’t stay stock, mind. If you’re well behaved, you got a much better bargain when doing the honest thing and including what I spent on all my upgrades. ;)
Yeh I was surprised the spacebar didn't yellow since it's ABS as well, and the listing didn't mention anything about an aftermarket spacebar.
I think the only 'upgrade' I'd ever do to this thing would be to lube it, every other HHKB I have is both silenced & lubed, and the silencing rings cost a small fortune, plus I kinda miss the stock Topre sound...

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Go-Kart

23 Apr 2022, 20:39

Finally got this up and running. A black and gold badge would be nice but I feel she's a looker none-the-less.
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Muirium
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23 Apr 2022, 21:09

Looking fine! How did you fix the Model F AT inflicted numpad damage? (Actually I’ll go ask on your other post to be consistent. ;) )

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E3E

24 Apr 2022, 10:12

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Muirium
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24 Apr 2022, 10:16

Monochrome because they're yellowed? ;)

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E3E

24 Apr 2022, 10:20

That would be a good reason. :) These are pretty alright.

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E3E

26 Apr 2022, 04:29

Trawling through the imgur archives

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Go-Kart

26 Apr 2022, 05:48

E3E wrote:
26 Apr 2022, 04:29
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Beautiful. Love the black/grey/white/hint of red colour way running through your boards.

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E3E

26 Apr 2022, 07:12

Thank you! :D

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Go-Kart

26 Apr 2022, 08:27

What is that Nissho board?

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E3E

26 Apr 2022, 10:08

Go-Kart wrote:
26 Apr 2022, 08:27
What is that Nissho board?
So, that Nissho keyboard is actually a project of mine after seeing how similar the 108UW HiPro and the Nissho's keycaps are.

A friend of mine had a spare Nissho case, and I wanted to give the project a shot.

I wanted to essentially swap the 108UW into the Nissho case, but it wasn't very trivial to do so. The plate needed to be modified quite a bit to fit.

That eventually evolved to me wanting to keep the board PS/2 and use the original cable, so I had to source a 108P-S, which is a modern PS/2 Realforce Topre released a few years ago.

So, it's 108UW caps, housings, and plate, modified to fit into the Nissho case and mounting system. The 108P-S PCB, and I had to reposition the LEDs to line up with the windows in the Nissho which are offset a bit in comparison to RF boards.

I krytox lubed the housings and dry-lubed the sliders. No silencing on this one. Then I put 30g domes in it.

It's a really enjoyable board to use, and one of my favorites.

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Above, the stickers of the boards that went into this. Gotta give respects to everything that went into it, right? :)

And the best case I could find to store it safely, haha.

Thanks for showing interest!
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TNT

26 Apr 2022, 10:18

Very beautiful! The Just board looks so good with its Numpad by its side :)

And that Nissho :shock:
Vintage Topre boards are something else... Gotta get my hands on one of those

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E3E

26 Apr 2022, 10:53

Thank you! The JustSystems projects were one of my first with Topre and even back in 2017, cost me a ton, and I tried to get everything as economically as possible. Buying a second 108UW in 2021 for this Nissho build was crazy, but hey at least I got 30th anniversary cups, right? :?

Topre is so involving because for a cohesive singular build, you often need to buy multiple different boards for parts. It's a real money sink, especially now.

Good luck with your builds or searches for any cool Topre stuff!

Vintage Topre is a very cool niche within Topre. My favorite is the NCR a friend bought and so generously sold to me at cost, knowing I'd love it.

It was a lot of work to restore, as it came from Egypt and with all the sand in the thing, I could believe it. Still, just so cool. The case is polycarbonate too, which is an unusual material for keyboard cases outside of modern customs. :)

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Muirium
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26 Apr 2022, 11:09

The "Round 5" Just Realforce really, really called to me back in the day. But scoring one over here would have cost me £300 and I just could not stretch it. Magnificent keyboard, especially with the matching numpad, but I'd keep them in plastic wrap too, doing me no good! :lol:

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Go-Kart

26 Apr 2022, 11:18

Inspiring to hear the work that went into it. Real nice piece though - worth the effort in my book. All of them are lookers too!

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TNT

26 Apr 2022, 13:46

E3E wrote:
26 Apr 2022, 10:53

It was a lot of work to restore, as it came from Egypt and with all the sand in the thing, I could believe it. Still, just so cool. The case is polycarbonate too, which is an unusual material for keyboard cases outside of modern customs. :)

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Totally worth it tho, look at these arab sublegends :shock:

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CaesarAZealad

27 Apr 2022, 00:36

Muirium wrote:
19 Apr 2022, 14:13
Cool. But where's the user's shadow? Did they only ever use it under the cover of darkness? Were they a cursed creature of the night?
My theory is that the user didn't have it near a window, but was a heavy smoker. when I opened it up it didn't smell awful, but there was the telltale sign of stale cigarette smoke smell in the internals.

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photekq
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27 Apr 2022, 01:40

E3E wrote:
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Your boards will never cease to make me drool :mrgreen: The NCR and Xerox especially..

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schwi

28 Apr 2022, 00:26

small, but large.
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phinix

28 Apr 2022, 12:49

Muirium wrote:
26 Apr 2022, 11:09
The "Round 5" Just Realforce really, really called to me back in the day. But scoring one over here would have cost me £300 and I just could not stretch it. Magnificent keyboard, especially with the matching numpad, but I'd keep them in plastic wrap too, doing me no good! :lol:
Round 5? Does it mean that they had many rounds of this set released?
When did that happen?
I guess you cant buy these anymore?

John Doe

13 May 2022, 11:51

no plan still keeping it but I could take one photo incase I lost memory about it one day.
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Muirium
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13 May 2022, 12:57

That Unsaver has Mad Scientist written all over it. It's movie prop level funky! (Just needs some ominously decrementing Nixie tubes.) Well done. :D

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TNT

13 May 2022, 13:27

Needs a cluster of locks on the top left, like the Nixdorf Softkeys. Maybe add some lever switches and some blinking lights and fertig is the IBM nuclear launch protocol confirmation keyboard :)

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Muirium
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13 May 2022, 13:58

Barrel locks labelled, in stencil: Arm. Confirm. Launch.

And a rotary dial with numbers, labelled Megadeaths. :lol:

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