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by zool
30 May 2018, 16:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Mia a 122 soon to be opensource, if it works that is.
Replies: 66
Views: 7128

Yes and no. I'm working on the case atm. I want to get an usable keyboard with plate and bottom case assembled as a unit rather than a bunch of poorly fitted keys as it makes pulling out onto the desk to hack on it much easier. The basic keyboard functions are done with the new toolchain, nothing fa...
by zool
24 May 2018, 12:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tiproman, Tiproman, Tiproman.
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Ok wow, that is even more programmability than I would have imagined. Is it all done through external tooling or when you say you can do it on the fly you can record a macro directly on the tipro? If that is the case I can imagine the syntax for the programming would include notation to denote delay...
by zool
21 May 2018, 01:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: My NeXT keyboard is sick
Replies: 28
Views: 2719

Think I found something somewhat interesting. I simplified the sketch to a more bare bones version (just repeatedly sending queries, not reading responses). When I connect keyboard-in to my pin on the teensy, it's pulling the line high and keeping it there (can't see any more queries come through)....
by zool
20 May 2018, 02:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: My NeXT keyboard is sick
Replies: 28
Views: 2719

additionally you could do something like toggling an output pin on readkbd() and setting another pin with data and hooking it up to your logic analyzer to check the timing and to see if the right number of bits are actually being read in correctly and compare with the kbdout out signal(use. While it...
by zool
19 May 2018, 14:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tiproman, Tiproman, Tiproman.
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Tiproman, Tiproman, Tiproman.

https://deskthority.net/resources/image/33822 [...] As you were saying? ~250 keys *4? I think the reasons and methods would be enlightening. Edit: Original dumb Q's: Example: A surprise to me is that the Tipro programmability is more sophisticated than I had assumed as you can put a cursor in betwe...
by zool
19 May 2018, 03:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Newbie and DONE] Building an Ortholinear mechanical keyboard
Replies: 68
Views: 6590

someone with more familiarity with QMK will know better, but I don't think atmega328 is a supported micro. I think it is only atmega32u4 and atmega32u2.
by zool
19 May 2018, 02:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: basic backlight
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

"poof" ahh f!. is the way we all learn :) parts are cheap, pencil and paper is cheaper.
by zool
19 May 2018, 02:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: C.ITOH CIT324/324E - Alps Buckling Springs... (Conversion to USB?)
Replies: 38
Views: 3498

Have you confirmed that there are no extra key presses? Yes, I'm 99% sure there are no key presses because even if I detach the membrane it behaves exactly the same. Well I've clearly lost my mind because I just purchased a CIT326 terminal in hopes that it's compatible (and in hopes that it is rese...
by zool
19 May 2018, 02:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: bleeching keycaps?
Replies: 28
Views: 2758

One of the experiments Ive have been meaning to try is sodium percarbonate as an alternate bleach, anyone had luck with that? Only in combination with hydrogen peroxide 3% and UV light but it worked great. Satisfying bubbles of retrobrite goodness. It was my understanding the Sodium Percarbonate (N...
by zool
18 May 2018, 14:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: bleeching keycaps?
Replies: 28
Views: 2758

One of the experiments Ive have been meaning to try is sodium percarbonate as an alternate bleach, anyone had luck with that?
by zool
18 May 2018, 14:22
Forum: Workshop
Topic: C.ITOH CIT324/324E - Alps Buckling Springs... (Conversion to USB?)
Replies: 38
Views: 3498

yeah I could see that mess it up, maybe. But since we really don't know for sure what the physical interface it using, just guesses, it is really hard to tell. Have you confirmed that there are no extra key presses? Being able to send some commands to the keyboard leds is promising, but not conclusi...
by zool
18 May 2018, 01:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: basic backlight
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

If you just wanna write your pwm code, just drive a LED with a limiting resistor directly from micro pin.

Else do you have a circuit with the question? not a 100% which resistor you are talking about.
An NPN tranny circuit will be a little different.
by zool
17 May 2018, 02:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bought my first Cherry keyboard in years. How should I bling it out?
Replies: 35
Views: 2484

Switches: I'm a little hesitant to say this but since your swinging back in, you might as well check out all the kailh switches. might find something else you like. and just the volume of choice is... and as others have said they are doing interesting things with switches. The clicky variants are in...
by zool
16 May 2018, 05:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: My NeXT keyboard is sick
Replies: 28
Views: 2719

does it flow out to the connectors? I was only able to get it to work when I connected directly to the pins on the IC. And even then it's being very strange. 75% of the time when I plug it in it does the polling for about 4 messages and then stops. A small portion of the time (okay probably way les...
by zool
16 May 2018, 04:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bought my first Cherry keyboard in years. How should I bling it out?
Replies: 35
Views: 2484

caps: despite of the contenders it hard to go past: Image
by zool
16 May 2018, 04:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: C.ITOH CIT324/324E - Alps Buckling Springs... (Conversion to USB?)
Replies: 38
Views: 3498

Darn, I had a lead on four more of these keyboards but it turned out to be an inventory error. Why is this particular terminal so obscure?! :lol: all just a guess: Product timing with competing technology, PC terminal emulation, token ring, ethernet, mulitdrop networks etc. To paraphrase a grey bea...
by zool
15 May 2018, 19:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bought my first Cherry keyboard in years. How should I bling it out?
Replies: 35
Views: 2484

vivalarevolución wrote: Wow, interesting. Looks like I totally missed that trend. So which type is closest to Cherry Brown, but with a larger tactile bump?
royals are the new shiny for some
by zool
15 May 2018, 18:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: C.ITOH CIT324/324E - Alps Buckling Springs... (Conversion to USB?)
Replies: 38
Views: 3498

I'm looking forward to reading that manual that hasu posted but some of it is a bit over my head at this point. What are the novel characteristics about that interface? Is it the use of pulse width modulation, the host constantly sending a status byte, something else, or a combination of things? Ag...
by zool
15 May 2018, 16:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: basic backlight
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

300mA total is really safe for pretty much everything, and that is really only on low power ports or older systems.
micro will draw very little lets say ~30mA to be on the cautious side for an at32u4.
by zool
15 May 2018, 16:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Version 2 of my Switch-mounted handwire controller
Replies: 4
Views: 465

I like the audio jack for external i2c. have you built one up yet(v1 that is)? No I never assembled any of the V1 boards. I was going to order all the components and solder it up, but I very quickly started working on the V2 model, which doesn't share any components at all, so it didn't make sense ...
by zool
15 May 2018, 15:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Version 2 of my Switch-mounted handwire controller
Replies: 4
Views: 465

I like the audio jack for external i2c. have you built one up yet(v1 that is)?
by zool
15 May 2018, 06:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: C.ITOH CIT324/324E - Alps Buckling Springs... (Conversion to USB?)
Replies: 38
Views: 3498

looking at the bidirectional interface, its very clever, but I can't help but think why oh why did they just not use 1 extra wire and save all the fuss. There must have been a good reason at the time, I wonder what it was. Did they have extra long keyboard cable runs? I were gambling I would guess s...
by zool
14 May 2018, 20:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: basic backlight
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

you cant run that many LEDs is series like that with a 5V supply.
this will help you with the power requirements:
http://led.linear1.org/led.wiz
by zool
14 May 2018, 09:21
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Apple M0110A with Solenoid, Xwhatsit controller and Gateron yellows
Replies: 2
Views: 634

delightfully incongruous, love it :)
by zool
13 May 2018, 20:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: C.ITOH CIT324/324E - Alps Buckling Springs... (Conversion to USB?)
Replies: 38
Views: 3498

VT220 Techref p.7-29 says like below, you may want to check your matrix and keys. http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/dec/terminal/vt220/EK-VT220-TM-001_VT220_Technical_Manual_Nov84.pdf """ If the keyboard finds a key pressed on the first scan, it continues to look for an ALL UPS condition. The keyboard s...
by zool
13 May 2018, 12:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: My NeXT keyboard is sick
Replies: 28
Views: 2719

Soldered some wires onto the KBDIN/KBDOUT pins on the IC to sniff and now I'm getting some chat between the converter [1] and the keyboard. https://i.imgur.com/eqgAZbX.png [1] https://learn.adafruit.com/usb-next-keyboard-with-arduino-micro/overview does it flow out to the connectors? From memory th...
by zool
13 May 2018, 12:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: C.ITOH CIT324/324E - Alps Buckling Springs... (Conversion to USB?)
Replies: 38
Views: 3498

My current thinking is that it doesn't play by the same rules as the LK201/LK401 keyboard but that this is on the right track. My reasoning for this is because when you plug in those other boards, they send a 4 byte sequence to initiate a handshake. When I plug in this board, it sends nothing until...
by zool
11 May 2018, 13:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: bleeching keycaps?
Replies: 28
Views: 2758

I can actually get some 12% Hydrogen Peroxide (Liquid) yet no one here has yet mentioned what percentage to use when un-yellowing old key-caps? So which amount would be ideal because I have never done any work with Peroxide and don't want to end up destroying these old key-caps here. check out this...
by zool
11 May 2018, 03:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: C.ITOH CIT324/324E - Alps Buckling Springs... (Conversion to USB?)
Replies: 38
Views: 3498

I think its name is Ed, or maybe Edd, or is it Eddy? : P I had a look at the manual, its hard to tell, but I don't think that is the manuals that match this keyboard. If it is you should have some more LED's. If that is right, them what system did it pair with? If you can figure that out... as it is...

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