IBM 5576 keyboard with Alps Plate Spring

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snacksthecat
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03 Mar 2019, 04:58

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//gainsborough
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03 Mar 2019, 05:06

gorgeous. I wonder why there is such a big blank space for the lock light bank - seems disproportionately giant. Maybe a nametag? =P

Delirious

03 Mar 2019, 05:12

That is a very healthy cable, mine was too short so I had to splice it to add some length.

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snacksthecat
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03 Mar 2019, 05:16

That adds like 10 cool points. Is it AT protocol? I haven't gotten mine to work yet.

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snacksthecat
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03 Mar 2019, 05:18

PCB (?) is very flexible and thin.

Delirious

03 Mar 2019, 05:23

snacksthecat wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 05:16
That adds like 10 cool points. Is it AT protocol? I haven't gotten mine to work yet.
Yea it's AT, you will be disappointed when you convert the thing, very lazy engineering. Also the pcb has to curve hence it's so thin.

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snacksthecat
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03 Mar 2019, 05:50

Typing demo

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kakan

04 Mar 2019, 15:45

getting some Vietnam flashbacks

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Darkshado

05 Mar 2019, 07:17

Wait a minute, do regular Model M keycap tops fit on this? I'm getting crazy ideas of a five angle Alps-mount switch plate with a curved or segmented PCB design...

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05 Mar 2019, 19:17

Darkshado wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 07:17
Wait a minute, do regular Model M keycap tops fit on this? I'm getting crazy ideas of a five angle Alps-mount switch plate with a curved or segmented PCB design...
Your comment had me cracking up so I decided to try it. They kind of fit but don't clip on quite right. That fact coupled with the difference in profile makes them supremely wobbly.

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By the way, I love the feel of these APS switches but they bind pretty badly if you hit the keys off-center. Do you think it would be possible to lube them without taking the switches apart? I'm wondering if I could just spray some PTFE on the exposed bits of the sliders but not sure which parts I want to cover exactly.

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//gainsborough
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05 Mar 2019, 20:40

What about the other way around? It would be cool to have a model M, for example, with these legends!

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05 Mar 2019, 21:20

//gainsborough wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 20:40
What about the other way around? It would be cool to have a model M, for example, with these legends!
Nah, the profile of the model M caps is too high so it just sits on top like a sad looking party hat.
//gainsborough wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 05:06
gorgeous. I wonder why there is such a big blank space for the lock light bank - seems disproportionately giant. Maybe a nametag? =P
Today I show you what's behind door #1 (spoiler alert: it's not exciting)

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SneakyRobb

10 Mar 2019, 01:33

I somewhat regret getting my alps plate spring board. the PCB mount switches actually have a different upper housing and cannot clip into a metal plate. It has been a challenge to get them into the 60% form factor.

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