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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Rich Grise, Jun 1, 2004.

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  1. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Just a request for "poor baby"s )-; I tore up a classic keyboard,
    albeit a $5.00 classic keyboard, for the KeyZilla project. Just now,
    I'm installing Slackware on the new HD in "The Server", which failed
    this weekend - it and another drive that failed at the same time are
    in the freezer now, but tomorrow I'll probably post to either here or
    s.e.repair .

    Anyway, I've got a really crappy cheapo keyboard on the server, that
    I hate, and realized that I should have torn this one up to make KeyZilla,
    because I hate it, and I've always preferred the classic. Then again,
    this might be one of those capacitive ones that what's-his-name was
    talking about the other day, so it might well be moot.

    Well, it's moot now anyway, I don't think I'm about to put that other
    one back together. :)

    So, all together now,
    "Awwwwwwwwwww...."

    Thanks!
    Rich
     
  2. Ha, I'm still using myold Keytronic from 87'. All the new ones are tooo mushy.

    Cheers
     
  3. It shouldnt be a problem - I have a shed full of good touch keyboards
    salvaged from hard rubbish piles in the street when people dump old
    PC's - and apart from being drowned in coffee every now and again,
    just keep on going, and going.

    In the modern ones, the Mitsubishi Diamond Touch seem to be the best I
    have come acrooss, nice feedback.

    BTW, the nicest keyboard I ever had was on an old ADLER electronic
    daisywheel typewriter - a joy to use. And have used everything,
    starting with Teletype Model 15's, ASR33's, etc.

    Apologies to the apostrophe police......

    73 de VK3BFA Andrew
     
  4. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    Martin Riddle() showed us the following results:
    I was using an old keyboard on this PC, since 1998. Dropped water on it and some
    keys, like the arrow keys, got dead. Bought a new cheap keyboard which isn't as
    good as the old keyboard - it's fragile, and I like to strike keys very hard (as
    if I was typing on a typewriter).

    []s
    --
    © 2004 Chaos Master | "I'm going under,
    Posting from Brazil! | drowning in you
    Win 98 + LiteStep | I'm falling forever,
    Slackware Linux 9.1 | I've got to break through"
    ---------------------. -- Evanescence, "Going Under"
     
  5. Ben Bradley

    Ben Bradley Guest

    Go to a thrift store, get a PS/2 (has the IBM logo at an angle in
    an oval) keyboard. Or you can get an AT keyboard, it clicks louder,
    but you need an adapter for the AT keyboard's 5-pin DIN to the newer,
    smaller PS/2 connector type.
     
  6. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    Ben Bradley() showed us the following results:
    Ah, if I was not in Brazil, this would be easier to find. :/
    I think that here, almost nobody used an AT computer.
    Computers became common with 386, Win 3.11 and such.

    []s
    --
    © 2004 Chaos Master | "I'm going under,
    Posting from Brazil! | drowning in you
    Win 98 + LiteStep | I'm falling forever,
    Slackware Linux 9.1 | I've got to break through"
    ---------------------. -- Evanescence, "Going Under"
     
  7. my 386 had an AT keyboard... I think most of them did, other than the
    IBM flavored PCs... either way, some of those old IBM PS/2 keyboards
    are pretty good as well. I have one around somewhere, as well as
    plenty of AT keyboards (though most have at least one key broken >.< )
     
  8. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    The KeyZilla
    http://home.earthlink.net/~entheos_engineering/Showcase/KeyZilla/

    should work just fine with AT keyboards, but you'd have to look up
    the pinout.

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  9. Chris Hodges

    Chris Hodges Guest

    I still have a Pentium 200MMX that uses an AT (type) keyboard - about
    7 years old. Don't use it much now as I have 2 newer machines.

    Chris
     
  10. N. Thornton

    N. Thornton Guest


    Wasnt that long ago I upgraded from a 486 keyboard. Never had any
    complaints with it, simple as that, and found it more convenient to
    not have the win keys. Why get another?


    Regards, NT
     
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    Right, I sold my very expensive Logitech super whatever it whas, got
    the old AT keyboard from the attic, and have been using it ever since.
    Good thing I know where the keys are, because the text has disapeared on
    many of these (actually that is interesting, as if I have to point to say an 'r',
    I really have to think where it is, but not while typing).
    This one was made in China, fixed almost all key now...
    Not one of those foil thing, real capacitive with foam pads for each key.
    BIG enter key, perfect keyboard, and of cause no internet keys.
    JP

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  12. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    N. Thornton () caused an illegal operation in module
    I don't like them too much, but I had to learn to live with the Win keys. They
    are bad when using MS-DOS stuff, but useful otherwise. I love pressing Win+M and
    minimize all windows.

    []s
    --
    © 2004 Chaos Master | "I'm going under,
    Posting from Brazil! | drowning in you
    ICQ: 126735906 / | I'm falling forever,
    UnderNet: FreeB5D | I've got to break through"
    ---------------------. -- Evanescence, "Going Under"
     
  13. Shazam! I just did that for the very first time, at your suggestion. Any
    other good ones?
     
  14. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    Richard Henry () caused an illegal operation in module
    Win+E -> Windows Explorer
    Win+R -> Run (same as start -> run)
    Win+Pause key (SysRQ) -> System control panel (same as the "System" item in
    control panel).

    Those are the only ones I remember now.

    []s
    --
    © 2004 Chaos Master | "I'm going under,
    Posting from Brazil! | drowning in you
    ICQ: 126735906 / | I'm falling forever,
    UnderNet: FreeB5D | I've got to break through"
    ---------------------. -- Evanescence, "Going Under"
     
  15. Win+F -> Find/Search (for files)

    Win+D -> Show Desktop (This is different than Win-M Minimize all
    windows in that it will even remove windows that don't have a
    minimize button, and you can undo it with another Win+D.)
     
  16. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    Carl D. Smith () said those last words:

    Exactly. I didn't remember those because I use LiteStep (alternative shell for
    Windows) and I can freely re-map keys, but I forgot to map those ones.

    []s
     
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