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m_raggie

27 Jan 2021, 06:32

Unicomp keys. Disappointed by how much wiggle/play they have but they look nice :roll: :lol:
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shine

27 Jan 2021, 14:07

Let me proudly present my IBM "industrial" 3276 Data entry I. Caps are from a selectric I, still looking for the blue ones.

Enjoy!
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orihalcon

27 Jan 2021, 14:53

m_raggie wrote:
27 Jan 2021, 06:32
Unicomp keys. Disappointed by how much wiggle/play they have but they look nice :roll: :lol:
If they are two piece caps, you might try using vintage stems with the tops and the wiggle issue likely will go away

Jan Pospisil

27 Jan 2021, 18:12

Does Unicomp still sell cyrillic caps?

m_raggie

27 Jan 2021, 18:30

orihalcon wrote:
27 Jan 2021, 14:53
m_raggie wrote:
27 Jan 2021, 06:32
Unicomp keys. Disappointed by how much wiggle/play they have but they look nice :roll: :lol:
If they are two piece caps, you might try using vintage stems with the tops and the wiggle issue likely will go away
They are one piece caps
Jan Pospisil wrote:
27 Jan 2021, 18:12
Does Unicomp still sell cyrillic caps?
Apparently so, I purchased late last year and they just arrived

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lucar

28 Jan 2021, 21:58

shine wrote:
27 Jan 2021, 14:07
Let me proudly present my IBM "industrial" 3276 Data entry I. Caps are from a selectric I, still looking for the blue ones.

Enjoy!
Hi,
Did "industrial" models really exist or are these just custom painted?
Really nice beamsprings anyway.
Luca

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shine

29 Jan 2021, 10:07

lucar wrote:
28 Jan 2021, 21:58
shine wrote:
27 Jan 2021, 14:07
Let me proudly present my IBM "industrial" 3276 Data entry I. Caps are from a selectric I, still looking for the blue ones.

Enjoy!
Hi,
Did "industrial" models really exist or are these just custom painted?
Really nice beamsprings anyway.
Luca
It is a powdercoat, industrial beamsprings didn't exist.

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lucar

29 Jan 2021, 16:54

shine wrote:
29 Jan 2021, 10:07
lucar wrote:
28 Jan 2021, 21:58
shine wrote:
27 Jan 2021, 14:07
Let me proudly present my IBM "industrial" 3276 Data entry I. Caps are from a selectric I, still looking for the blue ones.

Enjoy!
Hi,
Did "industrial" models really exist or are these just custom painted?
Really nice beamsprings anyway.
Luca
It is a powdercoat, industrial beamsprings didn't exist.
Great paintjob anyway!!

Luca

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Reshala

30 Jan 2021, 04:08

domes with wristrests
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John Doe

04 Feb 2021, 04:33

An ascii keyboard, model version YK-901, also called ALPSaver? the PCB design surprised me, and first time I have to jumper some keys to make them work commonly, which I really dislike.


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mugocopa

04 Feb 2021, 04:44

Hello everyone ;)
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TNT

04 Feb 2021, 14:13

mugocopa wrote:
04 Feb 2021, 04:44
Hello everyone ;)
Hey and welcome. Love that color scheme, very nice board!

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Cholo

05 Feb 2021, 09:58

After a very long wait I can finally post the MT3 /dev/tty on a keeb I made for them. :)

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Scarpia

05 Feb 2021, 12:24

Mmmm those are some sexy keycaps! I am scared to pull the trigger on MT3 though, wish I had a way to try the profile out.

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Cholo

05 Feb 2021, 13:10

Scarpia wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 12:24
Mmmm those are some sexy keycaps! I am scared to pull the trigger on MT3 though, wish I had a way to try the profile out.
Yes, is kind of an "extreme" profile.
I'm not a huge fan of the "accentuated dip" instead of the classic bump on the F/J keys, for example.
Not for everybody, but definitely one of the most beautiful I ever seen.

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Spockmaster

07 Feb 2021, 22:23

Hi, everyone! I just joined so I figure what better way to start out than to post my current keyboards?
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Left: 4th gen Model M (42H1292), made at the Greenock plant on 8/1/97 according to the sticker. Most of the keycaps are original, some I got recently from Unicomp.

Middle: GMMK with (mostly) Hako Royal clears. It has different keycaps now though. The pictured keycaps are YMDK OEM profile PBT doubleshots. The new ones are also YMDK PBT doubleshots, but shine-through, SA profile, and in a dolch color scheme. I switch between this and the Model M for typing depending on my mood for the day.

Right: Redragon K552 with frankenswitches (Gateron yellow stems & springs in the Outemu housings, lubed with 205g0 and filmed) with Razer PBT keycaps. This one is specifically for gaming.

Mouse is a Razer Viper, I got it specifically because its ambidextrous: I use the mouse left-handed while typing, and right-handed while gaming.

I also have a Packard Bell 5131C coming soon that I got off ebay for fun, the keycaps that were on the GMMK are going on that. Well, the ones that fit at least lol.


Edit: Here's some pics of the current state of the GMMK.
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Its mostly Hako Royal Clears. I have Box Royals in the command keys, a Hako Violet in spacebar, Box Jades in Esc & Caps Lock, and a Box Pink as Enter. I made good use of the sample packs I got when I was switch shopping lol

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sharktastica

07 Feb 2021, 23:06

Spockmaster wrote:
07 Feb 2021, 22:23
Hi, everyone! I just joined so I figure what better way to start out than to post my current keyboards?

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Left: 4th gen Model M (42H1292), made at the Greenock plant on 8/1/97 according to the sticker. Most of the keycaps are original, some I got recently from Unicomp.
+1 for Model M and +1701 for the Galaxy-class ship

m_raggie

08 Feb 2021, 07:10

SKCM Blue
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Spockmaster

08 Feb 2021, 22:17

The Packard Bell 5131C came in today! I cleaned it up & put the PBT keycaps on it. I kinda wish I could put the full set on, but the board isn't compatible with Cherry stabs, so no luck there. It still looks good IMO, but the laser or printed legends on the stock caps I had to use look really weak next to the crisp doubleshots lol.

I did lube the spacebar wire stab so it won't rattle, and that worked great. I like it so far, proof that rubber domes can in fact be good if done well!
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TNT

09 Feb 2021, 21:59

m_raggie wrote:
08 Feb 2021, 07:10
SKCM Blue
Wow! That's absolutely phenomenal!

Hak Foo

10 Feb 2021, 06:30

It astonishes me to think of anyone having much positive sentiment to mid-90s Packard Bell anything.

My experience with them was a Pentium 75 bought for the whole family in mid-1995. It had that keyboard or a very similar one.

It also *ate* mice. They'd go unreliable after a few days or weeks. We'd call and they'd send more and more of them under warranty. We probably had 20 at one point, at least 3 different shapes. I'm pretty sure they also swapped keyboards once too. This was just as optical mice became a mainstream product, and miraculously, once we bought one on our own dime, it worked fine.

They sent out a tech to swap the mainboard, and he put the machine back together wrong. They swapped it out for a Pentium 100 to placate us. The machine featured a "2.1Gb drive" which was actually a 1.2G and an 850Mb drive somehow being JBODded internally. It was outperformed in some benchmarks by a hot-rod 486DX2 overclocked to 80MHz. It eventually got to a state where it was convinced the CMOS data was bad, and replacing the battery didn't help, so we just kept clicking through it until like 1999, when I had a spare K6-based setup I could toss at the rest of the family.

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Spockmaster

10 Feb 2021, 06:57

The keyboards might've been the best thing about the 90s Packard Bells lol. We actually never had one, we bought several Compaq Presarios back in the day. I looked at finding one of those old keyboards for nostalgia since they have the also good NMB dome with slider, but all the cheap ones were in terrible condition.

I did see a new old stock still in box one...and they wanted $80 for it! Plus shipping! Nooooooope, not for a rubber dome, even a good dome with slider one.

ollir

12 Feb 2021, 21:04

Realizing I could get some SA profile caps for my Vtech, I decided to try some domikey SA's as those were easily available.

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  • Looks quite nice, BUT even though the set has 7u spacebar, the stabiliser inserts are not in right position. Eh. So, original spacebar it is then.
  • The profiles of the bottom alpha row are all over the place. Please what the hell?
Whatever, I've another SA set coming in. I hope SP has their shit together.

edit: Oh one more thing, the clicky SMK's sound excellent with these caps :)

Hak Foo

13 Feb 2021, 00:42

No chance Z, X and N are rotated 180 degrees?

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Inxie

13 Feb 2021, 02:32

Hak Foo wrote:
13 Feb 2021, 00:42
No chance Z, X and N are rotated 180 degrees?
Those are definitely upside down. :P

ollir

13 Feb 2021, 06:52

Haha, I somehow knew this was an user error :D

Sorry for spamming the same thing, but I had to fix it:

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mcmaxmcmc

14 Feb 2021, 00:02

ollir wrote:
13 Feb 2021, 06:52
Haha, I somehow knew this was an user error :D

Sorry for spamming the same thing, but I had to fix it:

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Looks good! How does the board feel? SMK 2nd Gen. x SA is quite a combo.

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Spockmaster

14 Feb 2021, 06:32

ollir wrote:
13 Feb 2021, 06:52
Haha, I somehow knew this was an user error :D

Sorry for spamming the same thing, but I had to fix it:

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Oooh, that looks great! Since getting the SA caps for my GMMK I've realized I really love them and just want them on everything now lmao

ollir

16 Feb 2021, 22:45

mcmaxmcmc wrote:
14 Feb 2021, 00:02
Looks good! How does the board feel? SMK 2nd Gen. x SA is quite a combo.
It's clunky in a good way.

ollir

18 Feb 2021, 07:04

ollir wrote:
16 Feb 2021, 22:45
mcmaxmcmc wrote:
14 Feb 2021, 00:02
Looks good! How does the board feel? SMK 2nd Gen. x SA is quite a combo.
It's clunky in a good way.
eh, meant to edit the previous post, not quote. But anyway:

I wish the VTech was just a tiny bit more solid board overall. But it's pretty much my only MX-mount board I can put the caps on, so I'll bear with it.

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