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by Anakey
24 Mar 2020, 14:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Switch identification on an old calculator
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Switch identification on an old calculator

hmm the keycap mount along using the external coil spring would suggest to me that it is some form of foam and foil switch however without seeing the back of the keyboard pcb there is no way to be sure
by Anakey
20 Mar 2020, 23:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 565
Views: 58476

Re: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface

Thank you for that, managed to flash the board and get it into safe mode :) now i have the seemingly impossible task to get the keys registering which is going to take a few hours to do. i may need to look at replacing the magnet wire i have used possibly with shielded wire to reduce interferance
by Anakey
20 Mar 2020, 11:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 565
Views: 58476

Re: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface

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by Anakey
19 Mar 2020, 22:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 565
Views: 58476

Re: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface

I am having a problem, flight controller does not see the controller board so can't connect to it connecting it from the micro usb side
by Anakey
18 Mar 2020, 19:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 565
Views: 58476

Re: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface

Sorry, I don't really exist here - I'm summoned by PMs and couple topic's notifications and miss a lot of things. Interesting - matrix PCB completely devoid of active components. You have BIG cojones or an access to a good desoldering tool or both, Sir. Do not do that at home, kids, especially with...
by Anakey
17 Mar 2020, 18:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 565
Views: 58476

Re: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface

Hi DMA, i made a thread on this perticular board here viewtopic.php?f=7&t=22722 where there is a shot of the full pcb bfrom the front side

here is from the back
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by Anakey
17 Mar 2020, 00:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 565
Views: 58476

Re: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface

was following this

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I did remove the capacitor that was connected to that pin.
i will try just moving the row pins down one and see if that works
by Anakey
16 Mar 2020, 23:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 565
Views: 58476

Re: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface

Hi Snack, i was able to flash the bootloader perfectly fine before soldering the rows/columns first thing i did with the new controller to check it was not a software issue

tried different cables and ports on the motherboard still same issue
by Anakey
16 Mar 2020, 23:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 565
Views: 58476

Re: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface

ok I am getting this error from the PSoC when trying to aquire ports There was an error running port acquire: PSoC device is not acquired! Check connection of the chip to the programmer This same error i get with 2 controllers when they are soldered with rows/colums. The 1st board after desoldered w...
by Anakey
15 Mar 2020, 23:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 565
Views: 58476

Re: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface

do the 3 capacitors need to be desoldered if having only 8 rows for mag valve? I am getting an error when connecting the dev board after soldering on the rows/columnns as well as the references so is that why the capacitors need to be removed?
by Anakey
29 Dec 2019, 18:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 565
Views: 58476

Re: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface

Hi DMA just wanted to clarify something.

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Rows start at R0 on the picture however columns start at C1. Am i right to assume that C1 should be C0 and so on?
by Anakey
11 Nov 2019, 20:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: MX blacks: random impressions
Replies: 95
Views: 7959

Re: MX blacks: random impressions

I would be quite willing to solder and build a kit for you for free if you were to supply it, assuming it is just putting a build together that is a problem. Though I will repeat that you would gain so much from coming to a meetup and trying a small selection of what the wider community has to offer...
by Anakey
07 Oct 2019, 23:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5801

Re: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help

you should be fine you would need to remove them anyway
by Anakey
05 Oct 2019, 20:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5801

Re: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help

you can still desolder the chips just do not take the coating off beyond that. Actually looking at it again all the traces going to the keyboard are on the opposite side so the traces you have shown will not be connected to the teensy anyway
by Anakey
05 Oct 2019, 15:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5801

Re: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help

try not to scratch too much off as it exposes the traces underneeth which could be a problem if you get shorts due to teh traces being exposed.
by Anakey
05 Oct 2019, 00:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5801

Re: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help

probably conformal coating protecting against moisure or dirt etc; as long as the traces are fine it shouldn't matter
by Anakey
02 Oct 2019, 11:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Could use some help with reverse engineering a typewriter PCB, for use with a Pro Micro and QMK.
Replies: 30
Views: 2447

Re: Could use some help with reverse engineering a typewriter PCB, for use with a Pro Micro and QMK.

as all the double action switches are linked together it would mean only being able to have one action for all of them, which is why i said it would better to isolate them by cutting the traces and wiring them up separately, unless i am not understanding your proposal
by Anakey
02 Oct 2019, 10:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Could use some help with reverse engineering a typewriter PCB, for use with a Pro Micro and QMK.
Replies: 30
Views: 2447

Re: Could use some help with reverse engineering a typewriter PCB, for use with a Pro Micro and QMK.

i think all that would have done is changed the repeat rate for those keys, so they would put out the same character just at a faster rate. You can cut the traces on the pcb for the second action and then wire the pins manually to the controller as a separate column that way you would be able to use...
by Anakey
27 Sep 2019, 16:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5801

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

it will generate a matrix based on the layout, you would need to manually edit each switch to make sure it matched the matrix that you drew out. otherwise you would get errors like a f when should be a g etc
by Anakey
27 Sep 2019, 16:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5801

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

the code you get from keyboardlayouteditor.com would need to be pasted into kbfirmware.com, you will need to set up your matrix, teensy pins, cps lock pin, keymap etc then further edit those files for your ctrl 1= F1 before compiling into a .hex file. Then you would need to flash that file to the te...
by Anakey
27 Sep 2019, 15:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5801

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

that can be soldered to any pin, you will probably need to add a resistor though
by Anakey
27 Sep 2019, 15:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5801

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

here is the pinout of the teensy2++ https://www.pjrc.com/teensy/pinout4a.png you will want to keep pins D0 and D1 free if you are going to be using a screen as it will need those pins As has been mentioned D6 does have an on board LED which can cause errors so best to avoid that pin other then that ...
by Anakey
27 Sep 2019, 15:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5801

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

well you are in luck, this has been done, however the programming needed is above my level so unfortunately i will not be able to help you out directly but this is where you need to start https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyb ... amic_info/
by Anakey
27 Sep 2019, 14:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5801

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

you will not be able to get that screen working along with having the programmable keyboard as you want it. It is possible to have an OLED screen however again it would need programming which is beyond my expertise. what exactly were you wanting to use the screen for in any case?
by Anakey
27 Sep 2019, 14:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5801

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

that code from the keyboard layout editor site is then input into the kbfirmware.com site in order to then make the files that would be needed. the code i linked would need to be added to one of the files that is generated by kbfirmware.com
by Anakey
27 Sep 2019, 13:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5801

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

it will i think be possible, however it would need writing code for it to work so i will see what i can find. Ok it looks like this can be done, assuming the code on the following still works https://www.reddit.com/r/olkb/comments/9eohzf/qmk_using_ctrl_as_fnkey_only_for_a_few_keys/ as this is a cust...
by Anakey
27 Sep 2019, 13:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5801

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

For that you would set up a dedicated FN key so you would hold down that key that would change the layer. It is best not to use modifiers as these functions are already hard coded to what keys they operate on.
by Anakey
27 Sep 2019, 12:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5801

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

I guess you would put the | key in the bottom right, though it will not matter for generating the keymap as that key itself is just seen as KC_GRAVE where the `~ key would be if on a US board. Windows would then translate that key into the regional graph.
by Anakey
27 Sep 2019, 11:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5801

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

for the Teensy, i said i would send you one, just pm me your address and i will post it this evening after i get home from work. As for the cable, why don't you ask Saintgo himself via pm he is on this forum, along with other keyboard communities also.
by Anakey
27 Sep 2019, 11:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5801

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

Also had a look at the links you posted and i don't think there is a keyboard template that matches mine :cry: you would need to take the layout of something like a full size and then move, delete and adjust the keys to fit what you want. click the key you want to change and there box below allows ...

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