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by PancakeMSTR
22 Oct 2019, 18:10
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22874
Views: 1366803

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

[Vintage keyboards in Forest City PA] https://i.imgur.com/BMagAuB.jpg At least eight really nice vintage keyboards. I tried to buy them, but the fucker backed out of shipping them to me at the last minute, so I'll try and pay it forward, so to speak. All I ask is that if someone does end up picking...
by PancakeMSTR
17 Oct 2019, 01:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3900
Views: 239500

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Can anyone identify these?
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by PancakeMSTR
10 Oct 2019, 20:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3900
Views: 239500

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Dingster wrote:
10 Oct 2019, 19:52
Second pic I can see a model M looking thing, except it has windows keys (might be a unicomp) and a dell at101(?) and an NEC APC H412. First picture is rather lackluster though.
Can you point out the NEC APC H412?
by PancakeMSTR
10 Oct 2019, 01:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3900
Views: 239500

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Can anyone identify anything mechanical in these two pictures?

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by PancakeMSTR
06 Oct 2019, 21:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Beautiful NMB Hi-Tek 122 Key turned into ugly artwork
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: Beautiful NMB Hi-Tek 122 Key turned into ugly artwork

Spoiler:
User101 wrote:
06 Oct 2019, 21:35
PancakeMSTR wrote:
06 Oct 2019, 18:59
The culprit.

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I would be lying if I said this didn't legitimately upset me.
At least the keyboard is still in one piece... salvageable
I tried to buy it, but the lady selling it refuses to ship it to me...
by PancakeMSTR
06 Oct 2019, 18:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Beautiful NMB Hi-Tek 122 Key turned into ugly artwork
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Beautiful NMB Hi-Tek 122 Key turned into ugly artwork

The culprit.

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I would be lying if I said this didn't legitimately upset me.
by PancakeMSTR
25 Sep 2019, 20:10
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB Beamspring 5251 xwhatsit controller and solenoid
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

Re: WTB Beamspring 5251 xwhatsit controller and solenoid

I have some xwhatsit pcbs for sale if you want those: Beamspring Controller Solenoid Driver Though, at the risk of not selling crap I'm trying to get rid of, I'd also go with CommonSense. That's how I converted my beamspring, I tried to solder up the xwhatsit controller two (three? I lost count) tim...
by PancakeMSTR
25 Sep 2019, 20:07
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Taking a break
Replies: 22
Views: 4265

Re: Taking a break

Fkazim wrote:
13 Sep 2019, 18:31
I am proud to be one of the subscribers on your YouTube channel :D
What's his youtube?
by PancakeMSTR
16 Sep 2019, 03:22
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Zed's IBM 3101 Beamspring Triple Restoration Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 2989

Re: Zed's IBM 3101 Beamspring Triple Restoration Thread

If it makes you feel any better Zed, I can't get the solenoid working either. Might have to ask DMA about it. I'm not confident enough in my soldering abilities to rule out that it isn't me messing up assembly and causing something to short out and die. I want to rule that out before I try to debug...
by PancakeMSTR
15 Sep 2019, 07:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Zed's IBM 3101 Beamspring Triple Restoration Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 2989

Re: Zed's IBM 3101 Beamspring Triple Restoration Thread

If it makes you feel any better Zed, I can't get the solenoid working either. Might have to ask DMA about it.
by PancakeMSTR
07 Sep 2019, 00:24
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2815
Views: 242196

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Spoiler:
Scarpia wrote:
06 Sep 2019, 22:55
PancakeMSTR wrote:
06 Sep 2019, 00:54
The Collection (most of it, at least)

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Oh my, that’s a nice collection. What are the TKLs at the front?
Left is a Realforce R2 TKL, Right is a Phantom TKL with Gateron Reds in a TEX aluminum case.
by PancakeMSTR
06 Sep 2019, 00:54
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2815
Views: 242196

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

The Collection (most of it, at least)

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by PancakeMSTR
30 Aug 2019, 07:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Zed's IBM 3101 Beamspring Triple Restoration Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 2989

Re: Zed's IBM 3101 Beamspring Triple Restoration Thread

So awesome! Fantastic diligence with the restorations man!
by PancakeMSTR
27 Aug 2019, 16:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 50462

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

tigpha wrote:
27 Aug 2019, 16:22
Please persist my good Pancake Master. You have already reached further than I was able. Your tribulations may serve to enlighten me, and save me frustration from future obstacles when I eventually resume tinkering with Common Sense :-)
At your service :)
by PancakeMSTR
27 Aug 2019, 16:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 50462

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

Just to add: this is a *hobby*, something we all do in our own time and when we have spare energy. It's not a trade, nor barter or any other exchange, but a *gift*, and should be accepted as such. Y'know, gift horse and mouth and all that? I think xmit narrowed it down to the main point: none of th...
by PancakeMSTR
26 Aug 2019, 21:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 50462

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

Open source does not mean you get to randomly decide receiving free tech support for your free software is actually you doing "quality control work." Beyond unreasonable position to try to turn someone helping you into you helping them and demanding satisfaction for that. I'm not demanding anything...
by PancakeMSTR
26 Aug 2019, 18:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 50462

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

Kind of hard to see who DMA owes anything to. He doesn't. But that's not my point, or my problem. My point is that we are providing information to DMA on how to improve his product by reporting on issues we encounter, and my problem is that instead of being appreciated for that, we are belittled an...
by PancakeMSTR
26 Aug 2019, 16:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 50462

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

Okay DMA, if you want to play me the asshole, then that's how you want to do it and there's nothing I can do to change that. I will say that I don't appreciate being called "the worst tech support case ever," especially when all I was trying to do was get help when your converter wasn't working for ...
by PancakeMSTR
25 Aug 2019, 20:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 50462

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

If anyone wants to help me get layers working, I'd appreciate it. I'm having trouble with them.
by PancakeMSTR
25 Aug 2019, 04:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 50462

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

Let's get this out of the way: I'm typing this comment on my beamspring. Congrats dude! Let's hope it doesn't "change it's mind" and go back to how it was acting before. Eep let's hope not! I don't think it will though. I think there was just something wrong with the previous Cypress I was using.
by PancakeMSTR
25 Aug 2019, 04:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 50462

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

Okey dokey. Let's get this out of the way: I'm typing this comment on my beamspring. I wish I had some "Eureka!" moment or discovery, but all I did was rewire everything to a brand new Cypress spare that arrived a few days ago. I do not know what happened. What I do I know is that because I was havi...
by PancakeMSTR
23 Aug 2019, 15:53
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4425
Views: 290534

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

Old Logo Dell branded Model M

Let's assume with replacement keycaps. I'm just not quite sure how sought after that logo is on a model M.
by PancakeMSTR
21 Aug 2019, 22:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Converting fujitsu leaf spring keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: Converting fujitsu leaf spring keyboard

Controller Replacement This is the approach I took. You can see some details in the thread I started earlier this year. https://github.com/kiibohd/controller/blob/master/Scan/Deprecated/EpsonQX-10/scan_loop.c It's actually pretty straight-forward to do. Just a little bit tedious. However, this appr...
by PancakeMSTR
21 Aug 2019, 21:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Converting fujitsu leaf spring keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: Converting fujitsu leaf spring keyboard

Long story short - I think it's kind of hard. I'm also interested in this, though, as I just picked up an Epson something-or-other, I'll post the model number this evening. I believe @snacksthecat has experience with converting Fujitsu leaf springs and could offer some advice/suggestions. He also co...
by PancakeMSTR
21 Aug 2019, 18:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 50462

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

I have tried, desperately, to be very polite throughout all my exchanges here. All I care about is getting my beamspring working, not getting into petty arguments, but DMA is constantly antagonizing and insulting, and seems to assume everyone is an idiot because they can't look at his code for five...
by PancakeMSTR
21 Aug 2019, 17:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 50462

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

@PancakeMSTR Have you tried different usb cable(s)? Are you using a usb hub? These are a few things that have tripped me up in the past with stuff like this. No clue if these will actually help but wanted to share my experience. I will try to think of other things as well. I've been using the same ...
by PancakeMSTR
21 Aug 2019, 17:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 50462

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

go stare at matrix output. All you'll ever need to fixing the scans is there. If you're not able to deduce from that info what's wrong - there's nobody in the world to help you. Yeah, EXCEPT FOR YOU . That's why I'm asking - nay - PLEADING for your help! WHAT AM I LOOKING FOR??? And, since you're n...
by PancakeMSTR
21 Aug 2019, 15:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 50462

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

Hey, let's just relax. This is a frustrating problem for both of us. I understand that "unsafe" means the keys are spamming, what I don't understand is how to fix that problem. My grounds are setup to spec, and the I'm using settings on FC that were with the previous source not giving me "unsafe" bu...
by PancakeMSTR
21 Aug 2019, 06:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 50462

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

Okay so this is sort of interesting. I go through all the steps I outlined in my previous comment. I'm at the point where I've uploaded the config to EEPROM. I close flight controller and (usually, not always) can get output from the keyboard at this point. Spamming keys, as usual. Now, I unplug the...
by PancakeMSTR
21 Aug 2019, 00:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 50462

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

Also, now when I start up FC the "UNSAFE" indicator is lit up red and I can't get "Scan" or "Output" to stay green (I get the "Scan module has gone insane and had to be shot!" error). That's noise/grounding issue. Docs tell what to check in that case. Also it's good that it trips - it will bring do...

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