I don't know, people are getting weird about them and paying well over $100 each - beats me as to why.
The "Bigfoot" "Blue Switch" and other odd backwater Fs are the ones to chop.
I did a quick search.
Someone from here did attempt to work with Unicomp - M'er Forever mocked up a modern SSK interpretation, and recall them saying they were going to come out with one? Nothing ever happened.
wcass wrote: ↑01 Feb 2019, 02:06Model M barrels are the same as Model F barrels - so the barrel frame and case of any Model M can be used. You just need a new pad card, pivot plates, and controller. The discrete barrels of the AT, XT, and 122 allows rearranging the switches into ... pretty much any layout (just like Cherry/Alps) like my CSSK for example.
Yes, except ....
M'er Forever's design would have required tooling for new case, barrel frames, new membranes, new controller, etc. All big outlays for potential ... one or two thousand new sales. They would be betting that they could sell enough to cover the "Minimum Order Quantity". I would suggest that they dip a toe into the "super premium" market and just make F pivot plates (flippers) and use existing case, barrel frames, back plates.E TwentyNine wrote: ↑01 Feb 2019, 12:49Someone from here did attempt to work with Unicomp - M'er Forever mocked up a modern SSK interpretation, and recall them saying they were going to come out with one? Nothing ever happened.
And that's something not too far off from current products. I have serious doubts anyone could convince them to spend any time on something as innovative as a modern cap keyboard.
All of them could realistically be considered "rare" except for the XT.
For sure we are going to let the original folks have access to the one limited commodity we had... all the switches from the original F's that we either got from Cindy or the boards I was going to donate from my collection of F's that are beyond saving. I think everything else, we might just say reorder from scratch. I did throw together a website that I still have the code for that is tested and will facilitate the GB well (much better than our previous spreadsheet)
I actually would like to see something along these lines too. I unfortunately have spent maybe 10 hours total on this project since it was shelved (I will post those updates in the coming days... they are parts that would work well with @wcass's CSSK and solve our limited commodity barrel/flipper issue at the same time if I pony up for the molds).
Hello my friend. That's great news. The 2-part foam (silicone around the cutouts) and sides being sealed up with our spacers come close. It is about as airtight as we can get. BTW... stop eating Cheetos at your desk!!DMA wrote: ↑13 Jan 2019, 03:25Yeah, I'm around.
Still testing CS attached to an XTant every day (it's my primary driver).
More than a year already, if memory serves. It's quite stable - didn't have to recalibrate even once.
Crumbs getting under the flippers are the problem though. Make sure the perimeter of the assembly is airtight.
I think so. Not that any of the offerings would change, but just to give everyone an opportunity to reboot. The online marketplace should make it much more straightforward on both ends as well. We could certainly open up earlier, but I don’t want to sit on everyone’s money if we can avoid it. Like we mentioned above, the switches will be made available to the original GB participants first before opening up to everyone that missed.
For sure... the curved replacement drop-in assembly will be the only one offered as part of this buy. The switch explanation above was just a VERBOSE thought out loud if we did decide to have switches made (not part of the original GB), we would make ones that worked for both the curved and flat plate profiles