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by Anakey
07 Oct 2019, 23:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 3176

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: 3176

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: 3176

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: 3176

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: 1198

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: 1198

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: 3176

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: 3176

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: 3176

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: 3176

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: 3176

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: 3176

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: 3176

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: 3176

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: 3176

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: 3176

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: 3176

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: 3176

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 ...
by Anakey
26 Sep 2019, 22:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 3176

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

you will generate the .hex file from the kbfirmware.com website but you need info on what controller you will use as well as what pin on the controller corresponds woith what row/column.
by Anakey
26 Sep 2019, 22:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 3176

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

you just need the controller. i mean you can make the .hex file without as long as you solder the controller the same pins as in the hex file
by Anakey
26 Sep 2019, 21:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 3176

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

The problem limiting you is going to be the pins available to use. The sorers converter that you speak of basically just converted the protocol xt to usb rather then directly hooking into the matrix. you will need one pin per row and 1 pin per column if the pro micro supports enough pins then you ca...
by Anakey
26 Sep 2019, 18:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 3176

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

looks fine, anything goes as long as you are happy with it
by Anakey
26 Sep 2019, 16:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 3176

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

Yes that looks very good. Last thing you would need to do is to make a kle of the layout that you want and also if you want any layers.
by Anakey
26 Sep 2019, 16:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 3176

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

A drawing of the matrix will indeed help as you can then use it to refer to when you create the matrix in the website. Thank you for your insight Muirium, the reason why i suggest the website kbfirmware.com as it makes it easier ,at least for me, especially when the matrices are different from each ...
by Anakey
26 Sep 2019, 14:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 3176

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

The easy part is indeed soldering the rows and columns to the Teensy pins yes, but in order to create the .hex file needed to flash the teensy you will need to construct both a physical matrix (physical layout of the switches on the board) and the electrical matrix (layout of connected switches). Th...
by Anakey
26 Sep 2019, 11:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 3176

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

No charge for the Teensy, though you can help me in other ways. I am going to be making a presentation on converting vintage boards for the meetup happening in Leeds next month. I would appreciate using some of the photos and also asking if I have explained things correctly so that my presentation w...
by Anakey
26 Sep 2019, 10:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 3176

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

Well done, it would be easier to now arrange the table by the order of the keys on the board and also convert the pin numbers to correspond to the physical row/column numbers starting from 0 e.g. Columns 0, 1, 2 etc so that Esc = Column 0, Row 0, F1 = Row 0, Column 1 etc. Before getting the conversi...
by Anakey
24 Sep 2019, 23:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 3176

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix help.

ok sorry if you know how a diode works but i am going to repeat it anyway. The diode is like a one way system, it allows current to flow in one direction only from + to -ve. Assuming you placed the probes of the multimeter in the correct polarity e.g. the -ve probe was soldered to position 2 and you...
by Anakey
24 Sep 2019, 11:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 3176

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix help.

if you have established that the far right is for the rows, then the other 2 with traces going down will be for the columns so it is those pins that you would need to probe with the other end on side 1 of the diode

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