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by purdobol
02 Aug 2020, 22:03
Forum: For sale
Topic: Olympia ES100 module
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Re: Olympia ES100 module

Analyzer bought.
So not for sale anymore.

Cheers
by purdobol
18 Jun 2020, 11:27
Forum: For sale
Topic: Olympia ES100 module
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Olympia ES100 module

Hi there. For sale keyboard module from Olympia ES 100 typewriter. Partially restored. Switchplate and the rest of metal parts sanded and repainted. Switches are Marquardt Butterfly's. Left untouched. I personally like them better lubed with ptfe (spray version), but in this case they're not so pot...
by purdobol
02 Jun 2020, 10:09
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How did you found your internet nickname?
Replies: 27
Views: 4992

Re: How did you found your internet nickname?

Purdo comes from "pierdzieć" which means farting. Bol comes from "jabol" which is cheap wine sold in carton boxes.
It's a long story...
by purdobol
24 May 2020, 13:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Chicony 5182 not working, can it be fixed?
Replies: 11
Views: 844

Re: Chicony 5182 not working, can it be fixed?

At this point it's going to be hard to pinpoint what's wrong with the board. Still think that main IC got fried or at least some part of it. And testing ICs is beyond my capabilities and knowledge. I guess one way of checking it would be seeing what's the output in logic analyzer. But again I'm to s...
by purdobol
23 May 2020, 20:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Chicony 5182 not working, can it be fixed?
Replies: 11
Views: 844

Re: Chicony 5182 not working, can it be fixed?

Ok so both ICs have proper voltage which is a good sign.
Did you connect the clock and data lines to check the keyboard (in either configuration)?
I presume the XT/AT switch is set properly to AT :)
by purdobol
23 May 2020, 17:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Chicony 5182 not working, can it be fixed?
Replies: 11
Views: 844

Re: Chicony 5182 not working, can it be fixed?

Don't give up that easily :) Search for the datasheet of the other IC (the one closest to cable) and figure out where the voltage goes. If you have the datasheet of the main IC check the leg that's bent. What's it for? After that connect the board properly and check voltages on both ICs. If there's ...
by purdobol
23 May 2020, 17:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Chicony 5182 not working, can it be fixed?
Replies: 11
Views: 844

Re: Chicony 5182 not working, can it be fixed?

You can search for a data sheet of the closest IC. And check which leg is 5V. Then trace it back to the cable pin. Then you'll have ground and voltage sorted out. With clock and data pins you can experiment without worrying of damaging anything. Problem is, the damage could be already done. Wrongly ...
by purdobol
23 May 2020, 10:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Chicony 5182 not working, can it be fixed?
Replies: 11
Views: 844

Re: Chicony 5182 not working, can it be fixed?

What's the source of replacement cable? Is it from another 5182?
First thing to check is that the keyboard is actually properly connected.
There's a picture on wiki of 5181, and the pinout goes like this: Clock, Data, Voltage, Ground.
by purdobol
22 May 2020, 13:47
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB][EU-AT] ISO Alps Keycaps + Stabilizers
Replies: 15
Views: 971

Re: [WTB][EU-AT] ISO Alps Keycaps + Stabilizers

I have something like this lying around. https://abload.de/img/20200522_133320klk55.jpg https://abload.de/img/20200522_133332zjks3.jpg https://abload.de/img/20200522_133747lmkfi.jpg Trouble is... no clue what it's worth :) Caps are in good condition, except end key witch has ink dot on it. Switches ...
by purdobol
06 Apr 2020, 20:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help making a Soarer's controller with a ProMicro
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Help making a Soarer's controller with a ProMicro

They're finicky when it comes to flashing. It's good you're familiar with linux though. Since it's way easier to do it on that os. All necessary steps are here: https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?t=8448 I do it this way: 1. Pro Micro connected to check the device name in terminal. 2. Disconnect t...
by purdobol
20 Mar 2020, 13:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: ES 110 conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 1495

Re: ES 110 conversion

This is fantastic! Great work! Sitting here looking over to my old Facit. Thinking i better keep it as a typewriter, but this would be fun to try out tho Most likely it can be done non-invasively. Depends on the model of course. But if the keyboard module itself is bare bones (no integrated circuit...
by purdobol
19 Feb 2020, 17:07
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: [EU][WTT] Magnavox for F122
Replies: 4
Views: 2521

Re: [EU][WTT] Magnavox for F122

Sold
by purdobol
19 Feb 2020, 13:42
Forum: For sale
Topic: [EU] Cherry G80-1501 HAD
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: [EU] Cherry G80-1501 HAD

Sold
by purdobol
17 Feb 2020, 09:27
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: [EU][WTT] Magnavox for F122
Replies: 4
Views: 2521

Re: [EU][WTT] Magnavox for F122

No longer reserved. Board still available.
Lots of people asking how much, so for those curious.
Willing to sell it for 200$ + shipping.
by purdobol
15 Feb 2020, 09:56
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: [EU][WTT] Magnavox for F122
Replies: 4
Views: 2521

Re: [EU][WTT] Magnavox for F122

Reserved till end of the month.
by purdobol
03 Feb 2020, 10:07
Forum: For sale
Topic: [EU] Cherry G80-1501 HAD
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: [EU] Cherry G80-1501 HAD

Price drop and bump.
by purdobol
28 Jan 2020, 23:28
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: [EU][WTT] Magnavox for F122
Replies: 4
Views: 2521

Re: [EU][WTT] Magnavox for F122

Also will consider cash offers.
Unsurprisingly nobody wants to part with battleship :lol:
by purdobol
28 Jan 2020, 08:49
Forum: For sale
Topic: [EU] Cherry G80-1501 HAD
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: [EU] Cherry G80-1501 HAD

bump
by purdobol
26 Jan 2020, 16:12
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 28
Views: 5201

Re: Wish me luck...

Can't believe people are recommending theft so blatantly.
It's wrong on so many levels. With the only goal being to satisfy egoistic desire.

Just ask. And if the answer is no just move on, and buy one yourself.
Have some honor.
by purdobol
23 Jan 2020, 16:04
Forum: For sale
Topic: [EU] Cherry G80-1501 HAD
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

[EU] Cherry G80-1501 HAD

Model: G80-1501 HAD Switch: MX Black Date code: M12 https://abload.de/img/20200123_133027frksm.jpg https://abload.de/img/20200123_133042smj0d.jpg https://abload.de/img/20200123_133052hcjab.jpg https://abload.de/img/20200123_1330552gjie.jpg https://abload.de/img/20200123_133118o3knv.jpg https://abloa...
by purdobol
20 Jan 2020, 13:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: ES 110 conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 1495

Re: ES 110 conversion

Bottom plates arrived and.... they do not fit :cry:
They fucked up. Hoped I would finish at least one board by the end of the month...
Fuck fuck fuck!
by purdobol
17 Jan 2020, 21:31
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Honest opinion on beamspring boards?
Replies: 19
Views: 5477

Re: Honest opinion on beamspring boards?

You have no idea, I've been wanting to try these for a while, but I can't find any sources of them! It does take time and patience not gonna lie. But simple search "olympia es" on ebay is a good start. Currently there are two available. One in Washington for 100$ or best offer. Local pick up though...
by purdobol
17 Jan 2020, 11:42
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Honest opinion on beamspring boards?
Replies: 19
Views: 5477

Re: Honest opinion on beamspring boards?

Best switch there is. Someone described it as cracking an egg shell with your fingers. Very crisp, smooth. Granted I do have very limited experience with one of those. Their biggest disadvantage (by modern standards) is how tall they are. Which ironically is also the biggest strength. I doubt it cou...
by purdobol
12 Jan 2020, 15:08
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: [EU][WTT] Magnavox for F122
Replies: 4
Views: 2521

[EU][WTT] Magnavox for F122

Hello. Keyboard from Magnavox VideoWriter in very good condition. Wanted to convert it initially, but truth be told I'm not going to use it anyway. Not cleaned, switches feel fine. https://abload.de/img/20200112_14475153jh7.jpg https://abload.de/img/20200112_1448057rknd.jpg https://abload.de/img/202...
by purdobol
09 Jan 2020, 23:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How do I make a 58-key matrix that works with a Pro Micro?
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: How do I make a 58-key matrix that works with a Pro Micro?

Yes, provided you have the physical space for the switches.
by purdobol
09 Jan 2020, 23:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How do I make a 58-key matrix that works with a Pro Micro?
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: How do I make a 58-key matrix that works with a Pro Micro?

Just ignore the "Schematic" part of the guide and follow the rest I guess. When you get to the Routing paragraph, align the traces to correspond to the Pro Micro pinout. https://deskthority.net/wiki/Arduino_Pro_Micro. Or maybe try handwiring method first. It'll be way easier, and it is great learnin...
by purdobol
09 Jan 2020, 23:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How do I make a 58-key matrix that works with a Pro Micro?
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: How do I make a 58-key matrix that works with a Pro Micro?

No it is for the chip alone. Pro Micro has all the necessary stuff built in (like crystal, capacitors, resistors).
And has 18 pins available for use so up to 80 keys (10x8). So the only thing left is trace management and diodes.
by purdobol
09 Jan 2020, 22:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How do I make a 58-key matrix that works with a Pro Micro?
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: How do I make a 58-key matrix that works with a Pro Micro?

I'm confused. You want to use Pro Micro as a daughter board or 32U4 chip integrated into pcb itself?
by purdobol
09 Jan 2020, 22:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Magnavox VideoWriter keyboard (USB conversion with NKRO mod)
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Re: Magnavox VideoWriter keyboard (USB conversion with NKRO mod)

Do you still have the photo with traces available somewhere?
by purdobol
09 Jan 2020, 20:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 34
Views: 2201

Re: Blue Alps Kickstarter and prototype Discussion

Maybe something along the lines of "modifying" matias switches would be easier to do. Instead of building whole switch from the ground up.
Long switchplates (do they fit matias housing?) and click leafs for a starter.
Then the top housing with slits...
Bit by bit :)

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