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by purdobol
02 Aug 2019, 12:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fortune Systems looooong keyboard with Digitran capacitive switches (conversion)
Replies: 41
Views: 2572

Re: Fortune Systems looooong keyboard with Digitran capacitive switches (conversion)

Connect positive lead to any free pin on the controller. Negative to the ground. The rest is software really. Set the pin as output and change the state (High, Low) when button is pressed. If the buzzer is to loud add resistor in series to the positive lead. High resistance = lower volume. Or add po...
by purdobol
01 Aug 2019, 10:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Most durable vintage switches?
Replies: 32
Views: 1762

Re: Most durable vintage switches?

I think reparability is as important as the durability itself. Pretty much this. Would even say it's more important. Since durability in this case means "how long it takes till the inevitable dust and gunk will affect the feel". And every keyboard sooner or later will be affected. Ease of maintenan...
by purdobol
22 Jul 2019, 15:24
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Are there any normal guys here?
Replies: 42
Views: 3751

Re: Are there any normal guys here?

photekq wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 15:20
Why the fuck did this spammer choose me specifically :lol:
Probably confused "Cherry picker" with Cherry boy...
by purdobol
22 Jul 2019, 12:41
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Are there any normal guys here?
Replies: 42
Views: 3751

Re: Are there any normal guys here?

Sure thing baby. PM sent!
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You like to party?
by purdobol
21 Jul 2019, 02:21
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22647
Views: 1249740

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

ramnes wrote:
21 Jul 2019, 01:21
Not sure if that's great or not but that Olivetti thing got me interested: https://www.ebay.com/itm/163784235531
Looks similar to second one in this thread:
viewtopic.php?t=8429
by purdobol
17 Jul 2019, 18:02
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1766
Views: 96415

Re: Stuff you just bought

All of this: https://abload.de/img/20190717_17410362kej.jpg Just to get these little buggers: https://abload.de/img/20190717_174355jejmg.jpg Such a waste of human resource. Packing it and transport. Why do people are so afraid to take the damn caps off :lol: Still very happy the hunt is finally over...
by purdobol
16 Jul 2019, 23:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 46
Views: 4096

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

[That estimate could actually be called conservative. Honeywell tested their Hall effect switches to 30 billion! I'm wondering, how it will perform in noisy environment though. Especially if it's supposed to have analog readings. So many stuff can cause interference nowadays (cheap led light bulbs,...
by purdobol
16 Jul 2019, 20:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 46
Views: 4096

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

https://plot.ly/~haata/638
https://plot.ly/~haata/196

Me like sharp tactility of plate spring designs.
by purdobol
15 Jul 2019, 13:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PSA: Soarer's "Simple Logic Analyzer" exists and it's awesome
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

Re: PSA: Soarer's "Simple Logic Analyzer" exists and it's awesome

I suspect it’s also because most all of us have no idea what to do with a logic analyser. How do you turn those square wave patterns into a keyboard converter? You can extract binary scancodes from it. Data square wave, up is 1 down is 0. Then convert them to the one supported by current operating ...
by purdobol
13 Jul 2019, 12:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help with flashing Soarer's converter
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: Help with flashing Soarer's converter

I give up. Have no clue what's wrong. Either it's:
1. Busted wiring (data - clock cables swapped)
2. Busted chip on the controller or some part of the controller board.
3. Some exotic protocol which I seriously doubt. IBM was all about standardization and compatibility.
by purdobol
13 Jul 2019, 12:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help with flashing Soarer's converter
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: Help with flashing Soarer's converter

R05 - timeout - started receiving clock from the board, but didn't receive enough for a full code
R06 - start bit - read a start bit, but it was incorrect

Come to think of it maybe it's a busted cable. Do you have multimeter by any chance?
Checking continuity and pinout may help.
by purdobol
13 Jul 2019, 10:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Any decent keypad module out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Any decent keypad module out there?

Yes simple macro pad between screen and circular thing (it's rotary encoder). Switch doesn't matter it may as well be rubber dome. No case just PCB with switches to connect to development board. But... it must have either translucent caps so i can label the buttons myself, or even better leds (on th...
by purdobol
12 Jul 2019, 19:56
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 323
Views: 15877

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

@zrrion: You're right, in that you're wrong. Latching Caps Lock is the only good Caps Lock! At least you know when the vile bastard is active without needing to look away from what you're really doing. Besides, those latching switches are inherently cute. Like this? [youtube]https://youtu.be/qf8l7h...
by purdobol
12 Jul 2019, 16:57
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 323
Views: 15877

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

depletedvespene wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 16:49
The second actuation commands are better served today with Ctrl-Backspace and Alt-Backspace (YMMV).
To each his own. I'm using this feature constantly (adds Ctrl to the key in my case).
by purdobol
12 Jul 2019, 16:44
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 323
Views: 15877

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

The backspace icon should never have been an arrow, considering all other arrows in the keyboard indicate movement. The ⌫ symbol (and ⌦ for the Delete key) from the typewriter era should have been retained, and that would have led us to live in a slightly happier world. True. Would add to that doub...
by purdobol
12 Jul 2019, 13:38
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 323
Views: 15877

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

I know you're just having fun... but ;)
Spoiler:
They not really "IBM keyboard ceased working properly" threads are they?
More like "I can't get it to work cause weird protocol" or "was cleaning the caps, and can't put it back together".
by purdobol
11 Jul 2019, 22:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Any decent keypad module out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Any decent keypad module out there?

Anybody know any decent keypad module (3x4 - 4x4)? Need something with translucent caps (square flat), or black blanks with diodes. Max dimensions 12x7 cm. Only thing I've found is this: https://www.ebay.pl/itm/1X-RobotDyn-5V-Button-Keypad-3x4-Module-Board-Compatible-For-Arduino-DIY-P5N7/28342282508...
by purdobol
10 Jul 2019, 11:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Are there any boards with the f77 layout? /what is that layout called?
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Are there any boards with the f77 layout? /what is that layout called?

Or you can go other way around and cut one column from f77 layout. https://abload.de/img/keyboard-layout1odkxy.png Using this on daily basis, and quite like it. Ideally would rearrange it to this: https://abload.de/img/keyboard-layout2enjc5.png Steel plate doesn't allow this sadly. Red is one module...
by purdobol
09 Jul 2019, 21:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 6x4 MacroPad from scratch with ProMicro and QMK
Replies: 16
Views: 885

Re: need help for setting up QMK env. for Windows

katamari wrote:
07 Jul 2019, 10:36
Btw, where are the .hex files to be found once the compiling is done?
Successful compilation should create "build" folder in top directory. On Linux it's hidden, on Windows have no clue ;)
Matrix size is defined properly in config.h ?
by purdobol
09 Jul 2019, 10:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77 FINISHED
Replies: 84
Views: 3741

Re: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77

Looks great. Nice work.
by purdobol
09 Jul 2019, 10:32
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 323
Views: 15877

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

samuelcable wrote:
09 Jul 2019, 04:02
circling tf logo is the best tf2 unusual effect
Kill-a-Watt Universal Translator + Australian gold Max Head was my go to.
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All time favorite though is TS Summer Hat + TS Graybans.
by purdobol
07 Jul 2019, 23:11
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 323
Views: 15877

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Well the topic was about the latter (e-sport).
by purdobol
07 Jul 2019, 23:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 323
Views: 15877

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Meh. Sport is competition with above average skill involved. A football/hockey/tennis match between people with very average skills is still sport. Yeah no. We're calling it that to feel better about ourselves. Random match between friends, some jogging, skiing on vacation. None of it is sport in m...
by purdobol
07 Jul 2019, 22:06
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 323
Views: 15877

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

The origin for why competitive video gaming is called "e-sport" is from when gamers who entered the US for a tournament had to declare their reason for entry ... They chose the same category has chess players: which was "sport", and then got an idea from there. Opinion:That does not make competitiv...
by purdobol
06 Jul 2019, 11:51
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] Closed
Replies: 0
Views: 228

[WTS] Closed

Hi there. Selling keyboard module from Olympia typewriter. https://abload.de/img/gooda0jdh.jpg Steel plates sanded down and repainted. Paint job isn't perfect mind you, since the main purpose of it was rust prevention. Caps slightly yellowed, which is hard to see in the pictures due to lighting. Co...
by purdobol
03 Jul 2019, 10:04
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Re: Learning on a cheap keyboard?
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Re: Re: Learning on a cheap keyboard?

Weird thing to see on deskthority... Either way there's really no need to learn the nomenclature, if you don't actually want to read written notes. Piano have octaves that start with C and end with B (in order CDEFGAB white keys). Black keys are half tones in between CD, DE, FG, GA, AB. And the name...
by purdobol
09 Feb 2019, 18:41
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: PSA: don't buy hard drives from Amazon
Replies: 8
Views: 2244

Re: PSA: don't buy hard drives from Amazon

Normal hard drives aren't as fragile as it seems. Actually they're pretty tough when turned off.
Still it's no excuse to shoddy packaging.
by purdobol
07 Feb 2019, 17:01
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 438
Views: 21032

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Sorry if I drank the Microsoft Kool-Aid years ago :lol: At least they are starting to embrace open source these days. For now. One have to wonder though. What will happen when some nutjob takes the leadership role at Microsoft, and stops all the funding for open source projects? Not exactly sure ho...
by purdobol
06 Feb 2019, 19:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 5886

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

My guiding philosophy is, "If it's on Youtube, it;'s probably crap". I trust written articles. I don't trust anything anyone says in a Youtube video. Well my guiding philosophy is "experience". An opinion of a person that tried and used many different switches has more weight than... you know. At l...

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