Great/Interesting Finds

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hypkx
Chasing the Dream

13 Jul 2015, 00:05


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dorkvader

13 Jul 2015, 00:33

Muirium wrote: With caps like that: nope. It doesn't look like a Micro Switch board at all. (My Honeywell is Micro Switch branded inside. They were likely a subsidiary or at least close partner of Honeywell's.) Nothing about this board looks like Hall effect.

Look at the date: 1991. There's a chance it's a mech of some sort, but far from guaranteed. Could just be a dome. It's in good shape though. Maybe worth a punt.
Microswitch is just honeywell's switch and (sometimes)keyboard division. Even RD KBs like the one above are often microswitch.

Just do a search for microswitch: from HaaTa's univac to modern day industrial switches the most common application of that brand *by far* are actual microswitches, which usually look like this: Image

Now in the KB community, largely because of myself, it is well known that microswitch (honeywell) made a LOT of hall effect keyboards back in the day, that said they did use the microswitch brand for other KB and keypads later on.
examples:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/131279867068
http://www.ebay.com/itm/291001997560

So microswitch and honeywell are pretty much interchangeable, since they have been the same company since the 1960's at least

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hypkx
Chasing the Dream

13 Jul 2015, 07:48

The seller wrote me that under the keycaps there isn't a single mechanism for every switch.

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seebart
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13 Jul 2015, 07:56

hypkx wrote: The seller wrote me that under the keycaps there isn't a single mechanism for every switch.
Hmm that does not sound good then.

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OleVoip

13 Jul 2015, 09:41

Just in case someone could find this Siemens-Nixdorf terminal keyboard interesting,
http://www.ebay.de/itm/111710589961
be warned that this is a rubber dome one, as you can tell by the horizontal lines that show underneath the keycaps.

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Daniel

13 Jul 2015, 20:58

shreebles wrote:
derzemel wrote:
Daniel wrote:German new BoW double shots: http://www.ebay.de/itm/181793566387
That keyset looks really nice, but I believe that the bottom row has off centre stems
And/or is pad printed? Like with other special edition doubleshot G81s...
Yes it's a G81, the bottom row is off center and not usable on e.g a Filco etc.

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Halvar

13 Jul 2015, 21:46

Daniel wrote: Yes it's a G81, the bottom row is off center and not usable on e.g a Filco etc.
Needs groupbuy.

I'm using a set like that with Ivan's purple modifiers.

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hypkx
Chasing the Dream

13 Jul 2015, 23:52

Looks interesting, maybe someone can identify:
http://kleinanzeigen.ebay.de/anzeigen/s ... 5-228-1401

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hypkx
Chasing the Dream

14 Jul 2015, 00:00

could be a chicony keyboard, I asked the seller maybe he can provide some more information.

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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

14 Jul 2015, 00:54

I think it might be a Keytronic Enhanced keyboard.

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Chyros

14 Jul 2015, 00:54

Looks more like an NTC KB-6151 to me.

IvanIvanovich

14 Jul 2015, 20:58

Need to adapt black Cherry G81 doubleshot set (or just add some color!), there is a groupbuy for that!

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Halvar

14 Jul 2015, 22:10

True, and also be warned about the Massdrop GMK RGB group buy -- it's ANSI only! :evil:

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HzFaq

14 Jul 2015, 22:12

There's always this if you're after a proper RGB set ;).

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hypkx
Chasing the Dream

14 Jul 2015, 22:32

the unidentifyd keyboard that I postet last is probably keytronic (from the discription that the seller have given me), anyway it is only local pickup.
The seller from the Honeywell keyboard added a picture of the switches in his auktion, rubberdome.

Another keyboard cherry g81, interesting keycaps :lol:
http://kleinanzeigen.ebay.de/anzeigen/s ... 0-225-1107

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ramnes
ПБТ НАВСЕГДА

15 Jul 2015, 14:17


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Prelim

15 Jul 2015, 14:29

trolling the "rarity" :p

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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

15 Jul 2015, 15:07

Been posted just recently, looks like it was water damaged by the corrosion on the DIN connector.

andrewjoy

15 Jul 2015, 15:25

Nice ! Big ass enter not iso tho :(

has anyone else noticed that big ass enter is back !!!!

http://www.trust.com/en/product/20517-c ... e-keyboard

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Muirium
µ

15 Jul 2015, 15:26

Like a rash…

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seebart
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15 Jul 2015, 15:31

Oh come on there's always room for big ass enter. Now big ass enter on ISO, that's a rare one.

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XMIT
[ XMIT ]

15 Jul 2015, 16:23

Big Enter only bothers me a little bit. Tiny Backspace, now that is a problem.

On some older Cherry keyboards I could work around this by getting a 2u cash register key, half weight springs, and just pressing two switches at a time. I mean, that's how stabilizers work on Hall effect keyboards.

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hypkx
Chasing the Dream

15 Jul 2015, 16:56

another nixdorf pcb
http://www.ebay.de/itm/261959889494?ssP ... _25wt_1171

have anyone from here snipped it?

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guk
1896 Vintage Reds

15 Jul 2015, 16:58

Yup, same one who asked you to remove the link.

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ramnes
ПБТ НАВСЕГДА

15 Jul 2015, 16:59

Fuck that, I got overbidded on that one.

Please don't put that kind of stuff here. :cry:

Who got it?

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guk
1896 Vintage Reds

15 Jul 2015, 17:00

The kb was visible in the first picture, guess at least half of the watchers were after the switches.

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Muirium
µ

15 Jul 2015, 17:03

Sometimes even clueless sellers do it right.

Still, a pulled cap shot would have really goosed that price.

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derzemel

15 Jul 2015, 17:05

What kind of switched does it have? Why was it so desirable?

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ramnes
ПБТ НАВСЕГДА

15 Jul 2015, 17:05

Is that what you mean Mu? :cry:

Image

(pic from seller)

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Muirium
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15 Jul 2015, 17:08

This is what I get for browsing on mobile!

Yes, Der, that's a Nixie: the legendary MX switch that Truly Doesn't Suck. They're very nice indeed. I have one. So still a while before I can do a whole keyboard… The going rate for them tells me I never will.

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