New model F62 with solenoid

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hypkx
Chasing the Dream

05 Apr 2020, 14:28

I was in a rush (because I was so excited to use it) so dont have any pictures from the inside :| , but the build is really simple. It was hard for me to find a fitting solenoid on ebay, so used a old one I had laying around.
The one on the left.

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This kind of solenoid was for a limited time available on ebay.
I removed the metal piece around it, because the foot piece was to big for fitting in the case. I think all original ibm solenoids will fit without chopping in the case (right side). Of course now the hammer will have no "cage", so I placed the solenoid directly infront of the right side of the keyboard case. The solenoid will now hammer direct at case (damped with a piece of foam tape).
Here a drawing :lol:
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The case has a really tight fit, the solenoid is taped down to the top and down with double-sided tape. The driver board is in a plastic bag stuffed inside the case.

Typing example:
More pictures from the keyboard in general. The keycaps are from an typewriter and a model M, also some relegendables.
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JP!

05 Apr 2020, 19:18

Beautiful! :D

browncow

05 Apr 2020, 19:46

i'm not a big fan of small boards like this but that's just absolutely damn awesome. i always wonder how would it feel with a solenoid if you could make it smack about under the pcb, so you could feel it bumping up your fingers when typing in this way :D

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dcopellino

05 Apr 2020, 20:04

Wow, was it purchase option? Pardon my ignorance....

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hypkx
Chasing the Dream

05 Apr 2020, 21:31

You need a solenoid driver board and a solenoid, the additional pins on the f62 xwhatsit controller are already there.

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ramnes
ПБТ НАВСЕГДА

05 Apr 2020, 22:19

Very nice! How do you like it in comparison to your FSSK (if you still have it)?

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ddrfraser1

08 Apr 2020, 20:33

Awesome! Is this one of the new model f's from Joe or an original?

kmnov2017

11 Apr 2020, 16:21

These are the new model Fs, it says so right on the thread title.

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hypkx
Chasing the Dream

11 Apr 2020, 17:07

ramnes wrote:
05 Apr 2020, 22:19
Very nice! How do you like it in comparison to your FSSK (if you still have it)?
I sold my SSK because I never used it and needed money. I really like that every key feels and sounds very uniform on the new model F62. The size is almost the same I think.

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