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Wiring LEDs to an Teensy

MMMaus
Hi, I have built my own keyboard and all keys work, I am actually typing this post on it, but I can't get the LEDs to work. I have an AVR Arduino Board AT90USB1286 U Disk TE502, which I got from…

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Keycap modding help

jman0
Hi. I recently purchased my first mechanical keyboard, a cheap MechanicalEagle z-77, bought from Amazon. The keyboard is nice and working perfectly, but now I'd like to mod it, so I can get a US…

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What keyboard is this?
What keyboard is this?

Letho
Hey people. I just found this old keyboard in my parents garage, does anyone know anything about it? I can't seem to find anything on google. I'm also…

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What are the best starting linear switches?

OperaticClick
I've been searching around on what would be a good linear switch keyboard here lately. I've been wanting to find one so I can use a mechanical in school so I don't annoy everyone during lectures. …

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Anyone else with a Kinesis Freestyle Pro?

Gerk
So I got a Kinesis Freestyle Pro keyboard today (with browns, that's seeming the only option for them but that's fine as it is what I would have got anyway), so far it's not too bad. It has a bit too…

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NMB PC 122 Controller Issues
NMB PC 122 Controller Issues

TheInverseKey
Hi All, Here again with another NMB board that I have been keeping around and now have come to seek your guys help. I have a NMB PC 122 using HD…

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Looks like "Contamination Shields" are back, this time with Apple
Looks like "Contamination Shields" are back, this time with Apple

daedalus
Fans of Beam Spring keyboards will be familiar with the "Contamination Shield" - a rubber or plastic sheet covering the switches to prevent…

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How to use tiling window managers with winkeyless keyboards?

Lustique
Hi everyone, as far as I know there are a quite a few Unix/Linux people here that might use both old(er)/winkeyless keyboards and a tiling window manager. Thus, I thought I should try my luck…

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IBM Model-F-like keyboard designs
IBM Model-F-like keyboard designs

RickCHodgin
My name is Rick C. Hodgin, and I'm a software developer who's working on a very large project. Part of that project includes designing and…

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[Meetup Venue Confirmed!] Bay Area CA Brand New Model F Meetup 7/7

Ellipse
Bay Area Brand New Model F Keyboards Meetup Venue Confirmed! TOMORROW (Saturday 7/7) 12-4pm Everyone please thank discord user and founding member of Sudo Room (part of Omni Commons) @barakus for…

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Need help finding Fujitsu Siemens KBPC S2 6P6C Pinout

murdocc
Hello all, I'm a recent "enthusiast" of old keyboards with a great writing feel and recently found a Fujitsu Siemens KBPC S2. It feels great for a start in the hobby, but sadly it is…

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Razer Opto-mechanical?

rich1051414
I have been known to throw shade at Razer in the past, especially in regards to how the price tag on their stuff does not reflect the quality of the product, but the new switch has me interested. Has…

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Alternatives to springs for key switches -- air, gel, etc.

Proto
Hello everyone, To your knowledge, has anyone developed or offered a different kind of key cushioning mechanism? It seems like metal springs have been the only mechanism. What about an air spring…

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Keyboard Meetup Birmingham UK 11/08/18 13:00 to 17:00

Anakey
If anyone on here is interested there will be a keyboard meetup in Birmingham on the 11th August and is the second main meetup of the year, the main one being in London. It is being organised by the…

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ADDS 1010 to USB

TheInverseKey
Hi All, I have an ADDS 1010 that I have not found the time to figure out until now. I have traced all of the matrix and was hoping to not to have to replace the controller with a teensy but rather…

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HERMES Rocketeer (SA) keyset proposal
HERMES Rocketeer (SA) keyset proposal

zslane
The recent thread on Tom Hanks' typewriter collection inspired me to whip up an SA keycap set for 60% keyboards based on my favorite vintage…

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looking for 82key keyboard

tew
Looking for a compact 82 key mech keyboard. I've found many already, but can't seem to find one in the Norwegian layout. Help would be appreciated :)

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TOP 7 WORST-SOUNDING keyboard switches of all time
TOP 7 WORST-SOUNDING keyboard switches of all time

Chyros
As requested; the worst-sounding switches of all time. Hope you enjoy the video :) . 0xH-imuniec

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Wyse PCE INT'L #840362-01
Wyse PCE INT'L #840362-01

ctrl
Recently acquired my first vintage keyboard, a Wyse PCE with ISO-SE/ISO-FI layout. It was given to me by my cousin, who's been collecting old tech…

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Circuit to test keyboard encoder?

groinksan
I'm in the process of writing a keyboard encoder. The encoder will eventually be able to handle ghosting of up to four or five simultaneous keys. The encoder inputs will be the usual X/Y matrix, along…

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USB FEMALE to PS/2 active converter that will work with any keyboard?

Big Bricced
The keyboard I am looking at is the Topre Realforce 87U and wondering if there is any active usb to ps/2 converter/adpator that will work with it.

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Different versions of Kailh Mini Choc switch?
Different versions of Kailh Mini Choc switch?

Draghmar
I've bought Dareu EK820 keyboard that has Kailh Choc red switches and was a little bit surprised when I discovered that switch I've bought some time…

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I recently acquire an industrial Model M with a missing badge, help
I recently acquire an industrial Model M with a missing badge, help

cdaman
Good day, I felt really lucky to get a hold on one of the industrial M from a local recycling center here in Thailand. The thing is that…

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Plum Nano75 Electrastatic Capacitive Bluetooth RGB Keyboard
Plum Nano75 Electrastatic Capacitive Bluetooth RGB Keyboard

mech greenhand
1. Plum capacitive switches, 35g and 45g available. 2. RGB backlighting 3. Bluetooth and wired modes 4. Firmware update available and full…

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Model F 5155 Restoration
Model F 5155 Restoration

Blaise170
I recently managed to find a post in which someone had found an old IBM 5155 portable terminal system that had been left to the elements.…

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Intel 8048 - Reading the ROM for Duplication

groinksan
Aloha! I have a keyboard that uses the Intel 8048 as the keyboard encoder. There are no ROMs, PROMs or the like on the keyboard's PCB, so I have to assume that the 8048's 1K x 8 internal ROM contains…

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Need help identifying switches in Facit T90
Need help identifying switches in Facit T90

Morron
I have no idea what switches they are, but they are linear and sit in a Facit T90 typewriter. I’ll post a picture and a video I found! …

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NEC APC-H412 Issues

TheInverseKey
Hi, I just got a NEC APC-H412 and it seems when using a ps2 to usb converter the keyboard like to not send the return code after the key has been pressed sometimes also when it is plugged into the…

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Variation between Model M Keycaps
Variation between Model M Keycaps

mark201200
Hi, i have two Model M's: A normal grey badge and a metal badge battleship, both made in the UK in 1988, but the normal M is roughly 6 months older.…

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What hall effect keyboards are known to work through USB?
What hall effect keyboards are known to work through USB?

green-squid
Hal effect keyboards a notorious for being amazing and stubbornly refusing to work on modern PCs. But what other HE keyboards have been successfully…

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Can you tell me some info about this keyboard?
Can you tell me some info about this keyboard?

petrdolezal
Hello good people, I am new here, I got this keyboard for 5$, it is on the way to my house, I have only these pictures, can you tell me what…

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What is this switch
What is this switch

Macence
I have seen a nice keyboard on a local ad webiste. One key is broken (keycap missing) and the seller has provided me a picture of the switch to help…

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PS/2 cable in AT keyboard?

TapewormAdmiral
Hi everyone, I want to use my Dell AT101 PS/2 cable in my NTC KB-6152 and AFAIK PS/2 cables are basically AT cables with one extra thread, which basically serves for null (I apologize if my English…

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ABS in dishwasher?

eekee
Just checking, are ABS keycaps likely to survive a run through the dishwasher? It's not a classic keyboard, in fact it's one I'm a little bit annoyed with, but would just be useful right now.

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Beamspring key acting strange

PlacaFromHell
Hi. Some days ago my P key started to sound strange, now I need to press it various times before it clicks. If I don't use it for 10-15 minutes it feels completely linear until is pressed several…

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