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by listofoptions
07 Oct 2019, 19:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 65% Model F – Open Group Build
Replies: 28
Views: 1225

Re: 65% Model F – Open Group Build

abrahamstechnology wrote:
07 Oct 2019, 19:15
Why don't we try using regular Model M flippers with capacitive foil attached to the bottom?
surface area mostly
by listofoptions
26 Sep 2019, 21:05
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 55
Views: 5590

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

you'd need a custom PCB made for any existing boards, due to the hall effect sensor. i guess they could have gone with a 2-wire hall effect sensor and integrated it into the switch, but that means reliance on one sensor, and engineering a custom frame to hold the sensor; engineering an assembly proc...
by listofoptions
16 Sep 2019, 22:28
Forum: For sale
Topic: DataSaab keyboard from an old Alfaskop 3700 terminal
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: DataSaab keyboard from an old Alfaskop 3700 terminal

I'll have to give this a pass for now! super sorry i haven't responded in a while, work got stupid busy, etc... snacks go ahead if you want this!
by listofoptions
06 Aug 2019, 03:18
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Apple Numeric Keypad IIe (SKCC Tall Black)
Replies: 1
Views: 965

Re: Apple Numeric Keypad IIe (SKCC Tall Black)

noot noot send nudes
by listofoptions
06 Aug 2019, 01:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help converting Zenith Data Systems to USB with Soarer's Converter?
Replies: 23
Views: 1453

Re: Help converting Zenith Data Systems to USB with Soarer's Converter?

yes, should be safe to remove that, and recompile. I've also re-written a good portion of that code as well, as the macros IMHO don't allow for a more maintainable code-base, but that's just a personal code-smell kind of thing. let me know if it still doesn't work right, i might have accidentally m...
by listofoptions
05 Aug 2019, 16:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: What the hell? (IBM 5556?)
Replies: 14
Views: 1872

Re: What the hell? (IBM 5556?)

nice wiring! could have saved yourself some extra wires by not removing that 74159 4-to-16 decoder though
by listofoptions
02 Aug 2019, 02:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mechanical Keyboards Are Thriving Because Apple and Microsoft Don't Make Them
Replies: 17
Views: 1489

Re: Mechanical Keyboards Are Thriving Because Apple and Microsoft Don't Make Them

That white Apple rubber dome about halfway through was one of the most abominable keyboards ever (my daughter (about 12 at the time)) had one and loved it because it was "cute" .... Pure soggy mush, and the author called it "a joy" to type on! even comparing apple rubber domes and laptop boards to ...
by listofoptions
31 Jul 2019, 02:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mechanical Keyboards Are Thriving Because Apple and Microsoft Don't Make Them
Replies: 17
Views: 1489

Re: Mechanical Keyboards Are Thriving Because Apple and Microsoft Don't Make Them

My favorite quote from the article: "Of course, not everyone is ready to solder their own keycaps..." I'm certainly not ready to solder any of my keycaps either. yeah I did a double take when I read that. gave them the benefit of a doubt none the less. I recall having to explain the distinction bet...
by listofoptions
31 Jul 2019, 00:11
Forum: For sale
Topic: DataSaab keyboard from an old Alfaskop 3700 terminal
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: DataSaab keyboard from an old Alfaskop 3700 terminal

i still have to finish version two of the converter for that 029, bills and other projects have been cutting into my free cash flow. need me a raise like yesterday.
by listofoptions
30 Jul 2019, 23:04
Forum: For sale
Topic: DataSaab keyboard from an old Alfaskop 3700 terminal
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: DataSaab keyboard from an old Alfaskop 3700 terminal

sure! im in the states, but here's a PM note (ill take care of shipping too)
by listofoptions
30 Jul 2019, 22:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)
Replies: 57
Views: 5009

Re: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)

This looks pretty close to cortron switches - including the driving electronics. Have you tried to reverse-engineer the driving electronics for it? I'm trying to replace the central MCU in one of those, but couple of keys are not pressed reliably and I can't understand is it because of the keys bei...
by listofoptions
30 Jul 2019, 22:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help (anyone with a Focus FK-727 or 747)
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Re: Need help (anyone with a Focus FK-727 or 747)

mcmaxmcmc wrote:
30 Jul 2019, 22:22
I have no idea if this will help anyone, but here's a dump of pictures of my Focus FK-727 with Blue Alps switches.
.....
whew :shock:
by listofoptions
30 Jul 2019, 22:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mechanical Keyboards Are Thriving Because Apple and Microsoft Don't Make Them
Replies: 17
Views: 1489

Re: Mechanical Keyboards Are Thriving Because Apple and Microsoft Don't Make Them

Wazrach wrote:
30 Jul 2019, 22:28
I die inside when people say "it's just a keyboard". :(
yeah me too, family thinks I'm nuts (they're all car folk) for collecting vintage keyboards, and computers
by listofoptions
30 Jul 2019, 22:31
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 438
Views: 25025

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

even if their IP's are randomized, detecting them should be as "simple" as a well trained statistical model. they make some pretty obvious patterns. im pretty sure they're also not fully automated. So I made a simulation using a very famous black list. If I had to ban by IP what the blacklist says ...
by listofoptions
30 Jul 2019, 21:58
Forum: For sale
Topic: SenhorHoshino - Happier life sell
Replies: 11
Views: 1894

Re: IBM 5251 Beamspring

you're gonna have to define reasonable! :P most of the fleabay prices are WONK
by listofoptions
30 Jul 2019, 21:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help converting Zenith Data Systems to USB with Soarer's Converter?
Replies: 23
Views: 1453

Re: Help converting Zenith Data Systems to USB with Soarer's Converter?

yes, should be safe to remove that, and recompile. I've also re-written a good portion of that code as well, as the macros IMHO don't allow for a more maintainable code-base, but that's just a personal code-smell kind of thing. let me know if it still doesn't work right, i might have accidentally ma...
by listofoptions
30 Jul 2019, 02:04
Forum: Gallery
Topic: //gains' Multitech KB-101A restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 1107

Re: //gains' Multitech KB-101A restoration

oh man, love this resto! glad I'm not the only one who like "weird" colors on plates! looks good!
by listofoptions
29 Jul 2019, 21:11
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 438
Views: 25025

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

even if their IP's are randomized, detecting them should be as "simple" as a well trained statistical model. they make some pretty obvious patterns. im pretty sure they're also not fully automated.
by listofoptions
29 Jul 2019, 21:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help converting Zenith Data Systems to USB with Soarer's Converter?
Replies: 23
Views: 1453

Re: Help converting Zenith Data Systems to USB with Soarer's Converter?

ah, so glad to hear you got this working! i was gonna pipe in and say that there's a big ol bug in the form of a debug statement in the middle of an interrupt routine that causes the QMK converter to bug out. if you remove that statement it works just fine. no idea why its there, or why someone tho...
by listofoptions
29 Jul 2019, 08:46
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: gkzmwadd
Replies: 5
Views: 2298

Re: gkzmwadd

nope and the mods / admins are doing wonderful work! praise be the mods / admins!
by listofoptions
29 Jul 2019, 08:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help converting Zenith Data Systems to USB with Soarer's Converter?
Replies: 23
Views: 1453

Re: Help converting Zenith Data Systems to USB with Soarer's Converter?

ah, so glad to hear you got this working! i was gonna pipe in and say that there's a big ol bug in the form of a debug statement in the middle of an interrupt routine that causes the QMK converter to bug out. if you remove that statement it works just fine. no idea why its there, or why someone thou...
by listofoptions
14 Jul 2019, 02:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F 104 'Unsaver' find
Replies: 31
Views: 2286

Re: IBM Model F 104 'Unsaver' find

Damn now i wish i hadnt missed that meeting this month :D congrats, enjoy the hell outta that board, or imma annoy the hell out of you about it :P
by listofoptions
01 Jul 2019, 20:48
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | Round 2
Replies: 62
Views: 7223

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | Round 2

woot, gottem; and damn they are smoof
by listofoptions
30 Jun 2019, 20:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Totaly new to DIY keyboard conversions, working on a Model F Bigfoot
Replies: 12
Views: 816

Re: Totaly new to DIY keyboard conversions, working on a Model F Bigfoot

let me know if you need any help with this! also yes orihalcon, XT guts fit inside, and the reverse works too!
https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/tre ... r/ibm_5291
by listofoptions
29 Jun 2019, 06:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Totaly new to DIY keyboard conversions, working on a Model F Bigfoot
Replies: 12
Views: 816

Re: Totaly new to DIY keyboard conversions, working on a Model F Bigfoot

ah, that's unfortunately no longer maintained, i would suggest the QMK converter for the 5251 (I wrote it :P) there's unfortunately not really a way to avoid writing some amount of code, as i think even the QMK configurator is still a little bugged
by listofoptions
29 Jun 2019, 06:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: A question for the keyboard collectors, who also collect terminals
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: A question for the keyboard collectors, who also collect terminals

Hi, I'm thinking about buying an IBM 5251 terminal/screen for my existing 5251 keyboard. I wonder, will this be only a decoration piece or would it be possible to get any kind of interaction between the terminal und the keyboard (without the actual computer behind it). For example: Will some charac...
by listofoptions
28 Jun 2019, 23:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion

ok so some updates, i did manage to get a converter made, and tested, but i had the footprint for the power supply wrong; and managed to wire the fly-back diode wrong (well and the pads of the fly-back might have been too close, but i didn't see any sparking), so had to bodge a crap-load, and ended ...
by listofoptions
13 Jun 2019, 20:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion

snacksthecat wrote:
13 Jun 2019, 16:45
Punch card keyboards are the new beamspring! Get 'em while they're hot!

Seriously though, this is some really impressive work. I only had time to skim right now but I'll be reading this on the train ride home today for sure.

cool! let me know if you found anything confusing!
by listofoptions
11 Jun 2019, 05:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion

oh and the converter is available (untested!) on my github at https://github.com/listofoptions/IBM-02 ... -converter

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