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Group Build prototyping phase
Group Build prototyping phase

matt3o
What If there's interest, we build a layered keyboard together. You can buy all the components from a GB, specifically: - layered case -…

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Workshop, Threads Of Interest

matt3o
This is my attempt at indexing the most interesting and inspirational threads in the workshop. It's hard to catch all the amazing things that are happening in this section and it's frustrating when…

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XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO

Soarer
This is my Teensy-based project which adapts XT, AT and some 122 key terminal keyboards to USB, also known simply as "Soarer's…

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Katy keyboard (or K80CS (Key80 Contoured Split))
Katy keyboard (or K80CS (Key80 Contoured Split))

vvp
I was asked to create a thread for this. So here it is. It is probably a bit early to create it since no fully working prototype exist yet,…

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Cherry to Alps adapters
Cherry to Alps adapters

Mrinterface
With this thread I'm going to tell you how I made the cherry to alps adapters. With these adapters you can put cherry caps on an alps…

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Trackpoint for DIY keyboards?

Sigmoid
Hey, I really enjoy hacking and building things, and something came up on the keyboards forum recently in an ergonomics-centered discussion - that these days you can't really call any setup ergonomic…

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Cherry Case PCB support
Cherry Case PCB support

seebart
ok here's a nice little "problem" I have. I have this G80-3000 HAD which I use in this G81-1000 HBD case. Now the PCB flexes in the case…

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New Buckling Spring Design

wcass
... with features that some will hate. When i designed the XTant, for each element/feature i had to settle on one solution. That does not mean that i considered only one solution, but that…

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How to build your very own keyboard firmware

matt3o
This is a tutorial about building your own custom firmware with Hasu's keyboard firmware . It may seem daunting to work with Hasu's wall of code but the files you need to modify are not…

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Wyse conversion help
Wyse conversion help

Redmaus
1P9A9963.JPG I recently acquired a Wyse keyboard from a vintage computing store. I really love the layout of this board, and I need to convert it…

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Bringing the IBM PC XT into the 21st Century

wcass
The IBM XT keyboard has a fantastic feel but the key layout is ... not great. For years it has been the ugly stepchild next to the AT, Model M, and SSK. It uses the XT protocol, so is not…

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Help Needed Regarding Hand Wiring Nerd TKL
Help Needed Regarding Hand Wiring Nerd TKL

RoastPotatoes
I posted this on geekhack but have yet to get any replies. I need some help in getting my Gon Nerd TKL fully functional. These are it's currently…

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Universal Model M Controller
Universal Model M Controller

phosphorglow
Hi ya'll! I'm like a cat when it comes to forums - I come around when I want attention or I have something I want to leave in your shoe. So…

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"Monkey Business" Keyset Design
"Monkey Business" Keyset Design

Tombery
I dont know how to start actually but i am trying to design a keyset which i want to commit for interest check on pmk. I am really new to this scene…

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Plastic polish for IBM model M

ShivaYash
Hello chaps, Any tips on what type of plastic polish, if any, to use on my SSK? Its in fine condition, battle scars which I think add patina. I am not looking to remove these in total, I just want…

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Where to get aluminum laser cut?

ericandrewlewis
I'm planning on building a keyboard using matt3o's Brownfox design , which is built out of aluminum. I've started to fish around for aluminum laser cutter vendors. The first quote I got is $650. Is…

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Where to start with an SGI 9500801?

mhw
Hi there; I've got an old SGI 9500801 keyboard (along with the Indigo it works with) and I'm investigating my options for bringing it back into use as the keyboard for my (Linux) desktop machine. I…

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My custom ergonomic Suka-style
My custom ergonomic Suka-style

Ray
Hi everyone, this is me unlurking ;) Firstly, a big thank you to Suka for the thread http://deskthority.net/worksho… , which was…

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Switch-opener?

Eszett
Since there is no product on the market to open Cherry switches, I have tried to bend wire the McGuyver way, but I'm not that satisfied with the result. The ends of the wire are sharp and they scratch…

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Quark keyboard - 40% staggered layout that fits all Planck cases
Quark keyboard - 40% staggered layout that fits all Planck cases

wscarlton
Metal top plates for the Quark are now available at Ortholinearkeyboards.com . Taking inspiration from the Planck (40% grid keyboard), I wanted to…

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How to open a non-mounted cherry MX switch?

Mrinterface
I'm working on my switch try boards and I know how to open a cherry MX switch which is mounted, but how do I properly open one that's not mounted? The best thing technique I have a.t.m. is…

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Opening an IBM AT
Opening an IBM AT

Muirium
Unfortunately "AT" doesn't exactly make a good unique search term! So I'll ask an obvious question, hoping for a not so apparent…

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How to use a Pro Micro as a cheap controller/converter
How to use a Pro Micro as a cheap controller/converter

scottc
In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make a cheap controller or converter using a Pro Micro. This tutorial will specifically talk…

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ISO 60% acrylic case design
ISO 60% acrylic case design

Victoriv
I am looking to build a board with Alps, hand wired. I was looking at a standard 60% design (I attached the layout I found) and I was wondering if…

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Small batch PCBs

elecplus
This company in China will do small batch PCBs. I have never worked with them. Dear Customer, I'm Roger.We produce PCB,our factory has passed the certifications for UL,TS16949,RoHS,etc. Looking…

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Buckling Spring Numpad - possible?

hammelgammler
Hey guys, As i get my SSK in a few weeks i thought about building my own buckling spring numpad from a functional full size Model M. Has anyone done something like this already? I saw the thread…

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Alternative Alphabet keyboard project
Alternative Alphabet keyboard project

rsbseb
I would like to build a custom keyboard (tenkeyless) with some additional rows to support a 40 character alphabet. The layout I have worked up at this…

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Das Keyboard + teensy

tuffrabit
I bought a Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate from Ebay. It was advertised as not working. I figured I had a decent chance of making it work. Indeed it is broken, Windows doesn't even register a USB…

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Tunning an M spacebar for an IBM F
Tunning an M spacebar for an IBM F

idollar
Hello, one of my 107s have a damaged spacebar. I wanted to use an M bar, but as you may know, the size of the stabilizer is thicker in the M than the…

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Soldering iron.
Soldering iron.

Eszett
Hi! Is this soldering iron appropriate to desolder switches, or is it toochunky (this is my suspicion)? P1010267.JPG If not, please give…

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HyperMicro madness
HyperMicro madness

matt3o
Okay let's start the HyperMicro madness. Today I received the first prototype from 7bit, in about 2 hours the keyboard was ready, the…

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IBM 107 472X-41-53951 - Lot of pictures
IBM 107 472X-41-53951 - Lot of pictures

idollar
-------- NAME THIS KEYBOARD --------- http://deskthority.net/resourc… The poll has started. BTW and for the records:…

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Teensy 2.0 alternatives, ATmega32U4
Teensy 2.0 alternatives, ATmega32U4

Soarer
Teensy 2.0 is still the default go-to board for many projects - it's the smallest of the breakout boards, and a good reliable choice.…

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getting a nixdorf softkeys keyboard working
getting a nixdorf softkeys keyboard working

sphinx
Has i posted before here i found this baby a few months ago. I wanted to see if i could get it working, i bought some atmega34u arduino…

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ATO TKL + Numpad (Inspired by TEK-80)
ATO TKL + Numpad (Inspired by TEK-80)

derzemel
Hello, For some time now I have had an idea stuck in my head: to build my own keyboard. Luckily, I came across the awesome build the Photekq did a…

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