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by pfoff
07 May 2018, 22:44
Forum: Diskussionen auf Deutsch
Topic: ANSI-Tastatur mit deutschen Keycaps, wie läuft das?
Replies: 15
Views: 3875

Es gab auch schon deutsche Ansi layouts, da kann man sich die tastenbelegung recht gut ansehen.
by pfoff
21 Mar 2018, 13:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: On BLE, power consumption and cost.
Replies: 5
Views: 377

I don't have a whitefox, but for sure that may be solved. The nrf chip is very small, maybe one can mount it with the antenna outside the case. How many LEDs are we talking about? Think I should have another look at the whitefox, to see what would have to be done there. The ble chips use very few po...
by pfoff
20 Mar 2018, 14:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: On BLE, power consumption and cost.
Replies: 5
Views: 377

With a little help it should be possible to get tmk running on chibios on a dirt cheap nrf51822. I have a working Apple IIc board converter build on top of their sdk example. But I had no success when trying to compile tmk with the patched chibios on it. Another route maybe to build tmk via the mbed...
by pfoff
06 Mar 2018, 11:23
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22492
Views: 1160422

Macboarder found a board, that I ordered for him. It's a really interesting find. We weren't able to find much information about it. It was made by Multitech(which became Acer) for the Apple ][. Also used for their Apple ][ compatible MPF-III. We both would love to know more about the board and the ...
by pfoff
27 Feb 2018, 00:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alternative controller experiments
Replies: 186
Views: 14375

Seems a guy called IOxOI sorted it all out for the nrf51822:
https://github.com/I0x0I/DIY-A-BLE-Keyboard
by pfoff
13 Jan 2018, 17:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alternative controller experiments
Replies: 186
Views: 14375

Wow lots of features! I am trying to use the nrf51822 either as PS2 -> Bluetooth adapter(but i can't even find out how to set the Makefile to use the nrf51 settings from the chibios-contrib directory) or as Bluetooth adapter for my Teensy++. Other way would be to use it together with the teensy in m...
by pfoff
12 Jan 2018, 15:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alternative controller experiments
Replies: 186
Views: 14375

@pomk: Last Christmas?-) As tmk has chibios support, one may try to compile tmk for the NRF51822(or later, whatever chibios supports). Anybody has an example how to build with chips only supported from chibios-contrib. The softdevice is not working hasu said, but that should be fixable, at least I'd...
by pfoff
05 Dec 2017, 16:01
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom alpsboard with trackpoint
Replies: 19
Views: 1073

The HM-10 is another module, afaik. I try to do it with an arduino core on the nordic nrf51822. This link lets me assume, that I'll need additional hardware to flash it: http://www.rogerclark.net/arduino-on-the-nrf51822-bluetooth-low-energy-microcontroller/ the core gist I am planing to use: https:/...
by pfoff
03 Dec 2017, 17:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom alpsboard with trackpoint
Replies: 19
Views: 1073

If I manage to flash it, we could also try that remote, if you like to. I did not even read the docu yet!-( I am no windows User. But there should be a way to include AHK scripts, even when I doubt that it makes sense security wise. There are some interresting arduino password managers out there. I'...
by pfoff
03 Dec 2017, 15:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom alpsboard with trackpoint
Replies: 19
Views: 1073

@Laser: When it comes to the layout I am with you. I still must be able to work on any standard keyboard, so an atreus would be to far from it for me. And I am using keyboards more than 40 years now and it got harder to get used to changes!-( The trackpoint in it's IBM form is a must for me. The old...
by pfoff
03 Dec 2017, 15:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom alpsboard with trackpoint
Replies: 19
Views: 1073

I have no clue yet how I will handle the nordic module. I have one here, will start to play with it in the next week. I hope to be able to load it wiht firmware. Help would be more than welcome!-) The password manager is one of my crazy ideas I had from the beginning. I thought I could integrate it ...
by pfoff
03 Dec 2017, 14:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom alpsboard with trackpoint
Replies: 19
Views: 1073

WOW! Whole bunch of information! Thanks a lot! I agree! I use all the time I need to build those boards. It's not a job but learning with fun!-) So I ended up wiring another board by hand. The PCB has to wait. Grabbed all those links, I could later add some more, so we get a real link collection her...
by pfoff
03 Dec 2017, 12:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom alpsboard with trackpoint
Replies: 19
Views: 1073

You are right when it comes to the possibilities to remap esx anywhere. I use a Space-FN setup, so that wouldn't get complicated. But my habits on hitting esc to get into command mode are so deep in my head... Antoher reason is that I also wanted to add a function key row for the mainframe work. But...
by pfoff
03 Dec 2017, 11:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom alpsboard with trackpoint
Replies: 19
Views: 1073

I have used different Trackpoint modules in the keyboards I made. They mostly came from old thinkpads. Alonswartz has created a gist with all information. You can find it at: https://github.com/alonswartz/trackpoint There you should be able to find almost anything. I made it height adjustable with a...
by pfoff
04 Oct 2017, 13:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom alpsboard with trackpoint
Replies: 19
Views: 1073

I saw it, but I need three buttons for the middle button scroll, or is there any information that I missed?
by pfoff
03 Oct 2017, 12:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom alpsboard with trackpoint
Replies: 19
Views: 1073

Custom alpsboard with trackpoint

Keyboard related infections Wow, I think I got another infection. First it started, when I remembered the mechanical boards we used in the 80s. I got myself a pretty MX Clear Cherry G80. And wow, I was happy like a child. There remained a problem, though. Since the 90s and my first ThinkPads I was a...
by pfoff
02 Oct 2017, 00:38
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 89
Views: 7571

WOW! Great work! When I'll ever find a model f, will it fit it, too?
by pfoff
13 Aug 2017, 21:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3615
Views: 170968

Sorry not all the images were uploaded in the first try! They are orange and both are almost completely clean inside. I have cleaned the keycaps of one, the other one is still like it came. Looks as if one is older than the other one. I tend to like the irish more!-) I will try to measure the force ...
by pfoff
13 Aug 2017, 21:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3615
Views: 170968

I found two Apple Extended Boards, they are great, seem to have lived their entire life inside a max bag, which stood in an empty server rack!-) They feel great, despite a little different. Can someone tell by the serial numbers, what the differences are? One seems to be made in USA, the other one i...
by pfoff
30 Jul 2017, 03:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3615
Views: 170968

Wow, you guys rock! And you are right! On the inner side I found the text: ORTEK MCK-106-B-C. Do you think it has some worth, or should I just harvest the switches? They seem almost new and are very soft. Very similar, only a little bit less tactile than the orange ones in the m0115 I found under it...
by pfoff
30 Jul 2017, 01:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3615
Views: 170968

I found an old adb board in the closet of an apple dealer, I sometimes work for.
No idea what it is, feels very smooth and tactile. Black Alps(pinted ont the top of the switches), no badge, no branding, somebody knows more about it?
Spoiler:
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Switch
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by pfoff
18 Jun 2017, 01:37
Forum: Reviews
Topic: AEK review REDUX (Alps SKCM Salmon)
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Great review! Incredibly professional!
Mine has orange alps, but I am missing some. Any idea where i can buy single orange switches, or from which keyboard I could harvest them?
by pfoff
24 May 2017, 17:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Trackpoint step by step guide
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Wow great post! If I find the time I can add some things I learnt on the way!-) In my next project, I am gonna give it a try. I did some test with different keycaps so mine had to be adjustable!;-) Did you find a way to put rubber caps on it? And after some problems, it works like a charm now. Only ...
by pfoff
30 Apr 2017, 14:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: My wooden trackpoint TKL beast
Replies: 4
Views: 575

My wooden trackpoint TKL beast

Wow, finally finished it. My first custom build! It was made possible by this great community and my friend Sami, who is incredible when it comes to improvisation! We did that all without buying anything new and most of the tools we use are either vintage or cheap discounter quality. It was a lot of...
by pfoff
27 Apr 2017, 22:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Another MX / Trackpoint project
Replies: 23
Views: 1182

It's getting serious. Today we wired my new custom board. It was first planed to be a recycling project for the plate, we used. But it get too cool, have to finish it!;-))) I hope to find time to hack the firmware. Biggest problem still is the prolongation of the trackpoint. If I could find MX-Board...
by pfoff
20 Apr 2017, 02:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Recycle cheap qpad steel plate(1mm)
Replies: 11
Views: 563

I think I'll give it a try, my friend made up a little case for it, now I need some spare time to get it done, but looks as if it's a good starting point. He made it all with a dreml by hand, and the wood is hard! Would love to know what kind of wood it is, btw...
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by pfoff
22 Mar 2017, 02:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Recycle cheap qpad steel plate(1mm)
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Wow, lots of infos!
So I amgoing to try to glue them in. The surface does not seem to be harmed by alcohol, so I'll get'em out.
Gonna let you all know, how it worked. And for my other project I will order a plate that has 1.5mm.
by pfoff
20 Mar 2017, 23:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Recycle cheap qpad steel plate(1mm)
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Yeah, it was much cheaper than switches! And it took less than 20 minutes to get them out. It think it would need much glue. Think, I will give Findecanors solution a try. But this looks a lot of work to me! Need to find a .5mm plate for that! Thanks for the hint, that I'll need to glue'em anyway. M...
by pfoff
15 Mar 2017, 14:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Recycle cheap qpad steel plate(1mm)
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Recycle cheap qpad steel plate(1mm)

I bought a QPad Board with blue cherries to harvest the switches. Now the 1mm thick(!!!) steel plate which is pretty rigid lies in front of me and my brain doesn't stop tinkering with it. To good for trash to thin to use. The switches keep moving around. Now I wonder if there are some kind of clips ...
by pfoff
15 Mar 2017, 13:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Custom ALPS PCB and plate
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Hasu's alps64? Don't know if it's still available, though.

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