IBM 5576 Keyboard

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snacksthecat
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26 Apr 2019, 05:54

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Lbibass

26 Apr 2019, 16:15

Isn't this the one that was on ebay for 1,200 bucks?

Quite interesting switches, looks like Keytronic Tactile foam and foil, but with an MX stem. How does the sensing work? Is it capacitive or conductive? Seems like it would be capacitive, but the ribbon cables make me think conductive.

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JP!

26 Apr 2019, 18:39

Lbibass wrote:
26 Apr 2019, 16:15
Isn't this the one that was on ebay for 1,200 bucks?

Quite interesting switches, looks like Keytronic Tactile foam and foil, but with an MX stem. How does the sensing work? Is it capacitive or conductive? Seems like it would be capacitive, but the ribbon cables make me think conductive.
Looks like that one is still for sale ;)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-55 ... Swb~5catS3

Lbibass

26 Apr 2019, 19:26

JP! wrote:
26 Apr 2019, 18:39
Lbibass wrote:
26 Apr 2019, 16:15
Isn't this the one that was on ebay for 1,200 bucks?

Quite interesting switches, looks like Keytronic Tactile foam and foil, but with an MX stem. How does the sensing work? Is it capacitive or conductive? Seems like it would be capacitive, but the ribbon cables make me think conductive.
Looks like that one is still for sale ;)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-55 ... Swb~5catS3
Yup! This one seems quite interesting though. How does it feel?

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snacksthecat
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27 Apr 2019, 00:09

Lbibass wrote:
26 Apr 2019, 19:26
How does it feel?
Without a doubt, the worst feeling board I’ve ever used. No elitism, run of the mill modern domes feel much better.

Granted some of that might be related to the rubber sheet deteriorating with time.

Maybe I’ll go more into detail about the story behind this keyboard later (if anyone cares to hear it). Not the history of the board itself but rather how I crossed paths with it briefly. It’s not really interesting so much as it is embarrassing.

xxhellfirexx

27 Apr 2019, 03:33

Ouch. Were you expecting Alps plate springs?

Lbibass

27 Apr 2019, 21:35

snacksthecat wrote:
27 Apr 2019, 00:09
Lbibass wrote:
26 Apr 2019, 19:26
How does it feel?
Without a doubt, the worst feeling board I’ve ever used. No elitism, run of the mill modern domes feel much better.

Granted some of that might be related to the rubber sheet deteriorating with time.

Maybe I’ll go more into detail about the story behind this keyboard later (if anyone cares to hear it). Not the history of the board itself but rather how I crossed paths with it briefly. It’s not really interesting so much as it is embarrassing.

Boy, that sucks. Still, it looks very nice.

I would love to hear more about it!

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dcopellino

28 Apr 2019, 18:15

I am all ears...go on. :-)

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