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Building a keyboard for Epzy
« on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 07:14:46 »
Before the pictures in this thread start, there was actually a ton of work that wont be shown, as i will do another thread just dedicated to that stage shortly, but in short i started with a pretty horrific old pcb of Nixdorf's.

I desoldered the entire board, opened every switch, cleaned the contacts and housings, swapped the springs and then gave the switch tops and ultrasonic bath, finally putting them all back together and hand picking the best ones for this board, which leads me to where we began......



A pretty crusty and incredibly dusty KMAC HAPPY




Stripped it down





De soldered all the blues, which were largely knackered



Ended up cleaning out the plate with a little lemon oil to break down some of the buildup on it and then thoroughly cleaned that off and shined it up and then tuned the stabs




Re soldered her up with the tuned Nixies

This is the finished result



All tested, gonna give it one final clean up shortly and take some proper pics of it



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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 07:31:33 »
And I bet the plate smells nice too!

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 07:33:12 »
And I bet the plate smells nice too!

After seeing these photos, this is not something that came to mind.

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 07:36:05 »
And I bet the plate smells nice too!

After seeing these photos, this is not something that came to mind.


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A pretty crusty and incredibly dusty KMAC HAPPY

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Ended up cleaning out the plate with a little lemon oil to break down some of the buildup on it and then thoroughly cleaned that off and shined it up and then tuned the stabs



Nice build log  :thumb:


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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 07:37:32 »
nice works bunnylake

finally epzy got 1 of his boards  :thumb:

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 07:38:52 »
nice works bunnylake

finally epzy got 1 of his boards  :thumb:

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 07:39:36 »
nice works bunnylake

finally epzy got 1 of his boards  :thumb:

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 07:40:11 »
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 07:40:44 »
nice works bunnylake

finally epzy got 1 of his boards  :thumb:

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 07:45:41 »
I think bocahgundul is Seally upset with these Seal jokes.

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« Reply #10 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 07:48:30 »
I think bocahgundul is Seally upset with these Seal jokes.



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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 07:48:44 »
can we get a sound/typing test too? :D

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 08:15:03 »
I like these deals references.


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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 08:30:40 »
......

On topic : didya send it already?

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 08:32:39 »
I need to get a board built by Bunny one of these days.
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 08:33:54 »
......

On topic : didya send it already?

nope i also need to build him his 360c
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 08:34:02 »
I need to get a board built by Bunny one of these days.

anytime
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 08:35:56 »
Take lots of photos of the 360, it's such a nice board!

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 08:36:43 »
Take lots of photos of the 360, it's such a nice board!

its just a kit so its gonna be a pretty simple build
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 08:38:26 »
......

On topic : didya send it already?

nope i also need to build him his 360c
make a typing videos  :thumb:

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 08:38:50 »
Take lots of photos of the 360, it's such a nice board!

its just a kit so its gonna be a pretty simple build

While we're on the subject, how do you replace the cable on the 360c? Mine came with a crappy cable and I just bought a Yarbo one to replace it with. Do I need to desolder or it's just a simple plug and play?
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 08:38:59 »
......

On topic : didya send it already?

nope i also need to build him his 360c
make a typing videos  :thumb:

not really my thing but maybe try asking epzy
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 08:40:20 »
Take lots of photos of the 360, it's such a nice board!

its just a kit so its gonna be a pretty simple build

While we're on the subject, how do you replace the cable on the 360c? Mine came with a crappy cable and I just bought a Yarbo one to replace it with. Do I need to desolder or it's just a simple plug and play?

yeah its soldered on
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 08:54:07 »
I'm just looking for a new wallpaper  :thumb:

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 09:48:06 »
this is way too pretty!

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« Reply #25 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 09:56:21 »
I sees SS02 Soldapult!

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 19:53:12 »
This is the finished result

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fffuuuu- that last photo seriously sealed the deal to my heart T_T

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 19:55:14 »
may be this will bring ep zy back to geek hack
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 29 March 2016, 19:56:45 »
Yes. Epzy where are u

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« Reply #29 on: Wed, 30 March 2016, 12:01:27 »
may be this will bring ep zy back to geek hack
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 30 March 2016, 12:14:06 »
may be this will bring ep zy back to geek hack
How about we celebrate when he actually gets his boards?
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« Reply #31 on: Wed, 30 March 2016, 14:46:24 »
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 30 March 2016, 14:54:13 »
This thread has it all. Awesome keyboard, boca getting his seal of approval, and Bunny being a cool guy.

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 30 March 2016, 15:13:32 »
may be this will bring ep zy back to geek hack
How about we celebrate when he actually gets his boards?


how about yes i agree with u

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and the swaqqer of an american rapper
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 31 March 2016, 02:42:46 »
Beautiful work Bunny

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 31 March 2016, 05:46:12 »
Nixdorf KMAC Happy...  :eek: :eek: :eek:

Nice work, Bunny!

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 03 April 2016, 00:10:12 »
Very nicely done - a fantastic end result :)
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 14:09:51 »
Yes. Epzy where are u

right here! first time seeing this thread  :)) still waiting on the 360c and kmac
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 14:12:10 »
Yes. Epzy where are u

right here! first time seeing this thread  :)) still waiting on the 360c and kmac

l m a o

lemme cop that 360
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 14:14:48 »
Yes. Epzy where are u

right here! first time seeing this thread  :)) still waiting on the 360c and kmac

l m a o

lemme cop that 360

selling both when I get them probably. I'm out of the game, so... don't even have any keycaps. had BNIB cherry dyesubs and an og mx ready for the 360c
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 16:23:05 »
hey... positive vibes please! :D
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 16:37:54 »
luf u brother epzy

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 16:42:09 »
hey... positive vibes please! :D

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 02:01:19 »
:rolleyes:
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« Reply #46 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 02:29:42 »
Wow.

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« Reply #47 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 08:14:11 »
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 08:24:54 »
 :rolleyes:


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« Reply #49 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 08:27:48 »
woof

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #51 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 10:43:01 »
Some more story 'bout this :
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=80556.msg2104707#msg2104707
Cringing about how I was such a sucker for drama back then :-[  A little bit more of backstory is that I wrote this reply after margo had epzys' boards for over 1.5 years and hadn´t posted on GH for 1 year either.

Hopefully epzy will get his boards this time around!
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #52 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 10:44:26 »
Some more story 'bout this :
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=80556.msg2104707#msg2104707
Cringing about how I was such a sucker for drama back then :-[  A little bit more of backstory is that I wrote this reply after margo had his boards for over 1.5 years and hadn´t posted on GH for 1 year either.

Hopefully epzy will get his boards this time around!

drama is what fuels this community :)
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 10:46:51 »
Some more story 'bout this :
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=80556.msg2104707#msg2104707
Cringing about how I was such a sucker for drama back then :-[  A little bit more of backstory is that I wrote this reply after margo had his boards for over 1.5 years and hadn´t posted on GH for 1 year either.

Hopefully epzy will get his boards this time around!

drama is what fuels this community :)
That´s why we need demik back, a Prophet truly ahead of his time  ;)

may be this will bring ep zy back to geek hack
How about we celebrate when he actually gets his boards?


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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #54 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 10:48:29 »
if you want demik back i'm afraid you're gonna have to start by unbanning kirkle
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #55 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 11:02:21 »
free cheez niplz

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #56 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 11:04:22 »
Drama is my life juice.

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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #57 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 15:43:29 »
Some more story 'bout this :
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=80556.msg2104707#msg2104707
Cringing about how I was such a sucker for drama back then :-[  A little bit more of backstory is that I wrote this reply after margo had epzys' boards for over 1.5 years and hadn´t posted on GH for 1 year either.

Hopefully epzy will get his boards this time around!

they have been sat waiting on him for ages

but for reference, i dunno what the deal with margo was but apparently he agreed to build these and didnt, i managed to get them back for epzy, epzy said he didnt have anyone to build them so i agreed to

upon that happening he also sent me another board to fix and requested another board be built, both were done and shipped to him.

the boards from margo were missing the parts needed to make them (cables for the otd, stabs, parts for the pcb etc)

i sourced these and paid for them myself, and photos were sent way back when to epzy

at the point after a lot of hassle with the cable among other things and a faulty pcb, i gave epzy a quote for shipping (didnt include parts or time)

at which point he couldnt afford it and i wasnt in a position to front it (i believe we had some back and fourth about possibly him selling them at this time and me shipping direct)

i believe at this point margo had offered either myself or epzy to cover the shipping, but this never materialised (i think because of this offer all of us at different times felt shipping was covered by different people)

between kids and other committments, it kinda fell out of site out of mind (i had 2 kids during this period in pretty short succession)

me and epzy have conversed from time to time about this, and they are sat waiting for him, ive also sent a pm to epzy to get this sorted out for him

this was never my barbecue, and they are ready whenever epzy or margo wanna get it sorted, it taking longer than it needed to was definitely on me, but until shipping is sorted and paid, they have just been here waiting for him wrapped up
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 22:13:46 »
Some more story 'bout this :
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=80556.msg2104707#msg2104707
Cringing about how I was such a sucker for drama back then :-[  A little bit more of backstory is that I wrote this reply after margo had epzys' boards for over 1.5 years and hadn´t posted on GH for 1 year either.

Hopefully epzy will get his boards this time around!

they have been sat waiting on him for ages

but for reference, i dunno what the deal with margo was but apparently he agreed to build these and didnt, i managed to get them back for epzy, epzy said he didnt have anyone to build them so i agreed to

upon that happening he also sent me another board to fix and requested another board be built, both were done and shipped to him.

the boards from margo were missing the parts needed to make them (cables for the otd, stabs, parts for the pcb etc)

i sourced these and paid for them myself, and photos were sent way back when to epzy

at the point after a lot of hassle with the cable among other things and a faulty pcb, i gave epzy a quote for shipping (didnt include parts or time)

at which point he couldnt afford it and i wasnt in a position to front it (i believe we had some back and fourth about possibly him selling them at this time and me shipping direct)

i believe at this point margo had offered either myself or epzy to cover the shipping, but this never materialised (i think because of this offer all of us at different times felt shipping was covered by different people)

between kids and other committments, it kinda fell out of site out of mind (i had 2 kids during this period in pretty short succession)

me and epzy have conversed from time to time about this, and they are sat waiting for him, ive also sent a pm to epzy to get this sorted out for him

this was never my barbecue, and they are ready whenever epzy or margo wanna get it sorted, it taking longer than it needed to was definitely on me, but until shipping is sorted and paid, they have just been here waiting for him wrapped up

wow epzy coulda just asked me to pay for the shipping

hope this gets resolved though!
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #59 on: Wed, 21 August 2019, 02:42:56 »
Some more story 'bout this :
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=80556.msg2104707#msg2104707
Cringing about how I was such a sucker for drama back then :-[  A little bit more of backstory is that I wrote this reply after margo had epzys' boards for over 1.5 years and hadn´t posted on GH for 1 year either.

Hopefully epzy will get his boards this time around!

they have been sat waiting on him for ages

but for reference, i dunno what the deal with margo was but apparently he agreed to build these and didnt, i managed to get them back for epzy, epzy said he didnt have anyone to build them so i agreed to

upon that happening he also sent me another board to fix and requested another board be built, both were done and shipped to him.

the boards from margo were missing the parts needed to make them (cables for the otd, stabs, parts for the pcb etc)

i sourced these and paid for them myself, and photos were sent way back when to epzy

at the point after a lot of hassle with the cable among other things and a faulty pcb, i gave epzy a quote for shipping (didnt include parts or time)

at which point he couldnt afford it and i wasnt in a position to front it (i believe we had some back and fourth about possibly him selling them at this time and me shipping direct)

i believe at this point margo had offered either myself or epzy to cover the shipping, but this never materialised (i think because of this offer all of us at different times felt shipping was covered by different people)

between kids and other committments, it kinda fell out of site out of mind (i had 2 kids during this period in pretty short succession)

me and epzy have conversed from time to time about this, and they are sat waiting for him, ive also sent a pm to epzy to get this sorted out for him

this was never my barbecue, and they are ready whenever epzy or margo wanna get it sorted, it taking longer than it needed to was definitely on me, but until shipping is sorted and paid, they have just been here waiting for him wrapped up

wow epzy coulda just asked me to pay for the shipping

hope this gets resolved though!

ive reached out to him and someone else that has other avenues to contact him to get it sorted, i should have been more proactive before so am now
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #60 on: Sun, 06 October 2019, 15:46:15 »
What a strategy, hold onto stuff until the person eventually quits and doesn’t care anymore.
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #61 on: Sun, 06 October 2019, 16:45:00 »
Bunny back at it again - great work!
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Re: Building a keyboard for Epzy
« Reply #62 on: Fri, 11 December 2020, 02:35:53 »
wonder if epzy ever got his boards
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