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by darkcruix
16 Nov 2019, 10:39
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Awards 2019 ~ Phase 1: The nominations
Replies: 48
Views: 4040

Re: Deskthority Awards 2019 ~ Phase 1: The nominations

Thanks for the nomination kmnov2017 - I can only say, I would like to nominate you for the restoration of your Model F:
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Very well done.
by darkcruix
05 Nov 2019, 13:17
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4274
Views: 456845

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Thanks Ellipse.
While the keyboards are only a few days away from landing, I would love to see some pictures of the event if possible.
Can't imagine what a journey this have been so far for getting them to the place they soon will be.
by darkcruix
31 Oct 2019, 14:57
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4274
Views: 456845

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

I am pretty sure that either next week or the week after, Ellipse will send us pictures of the container and its precious inside.
by darkcruix
29 Oct 2019, 15:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4274
Views: 456845

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Khers wrote:
29 Oct 2019, 12:31
Speaking of plan, has there been any progress on the dyesubbing?
Indeed - I am interested in that as well.

I also had this picture in my head, having suddenly a container with boxes over boxes in my garden that insides all require dye-sub... Overwhelming.
by darkcruix
29 Oct 2019, 07:35
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4274
Views: 456845

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

If all goes according plan, I am looking forward to hold the New Model F in my hands in 2019 !!! Can't wait ... what a journey !!!
by darkcruix
17 Oct 2019, 17:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Beam spring restoration: fixing the white whale (Displaywriter)
Replies: 29
Views: 3432

Re: Beam spring restoration: fixing the white whale (Displaywriter)

Nice restoration job - breathing live into these is always so nice to see.
by darkcruix
15 Oct 2019, 17:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Repainting / repairing IBM 3278?
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Repainting / repairing IBM 3278?

I went back to the original keys for the most part, as they have a slightly different sound when typing. But I also enjoyed the MX mount ones. I have a 5251 and some of the keys would definitely look cool to be replaced ;)
by darkcruix
15 Oct 2019, 17:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Repainting / repairing IBM 3278?
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Repainting / repairing IBM 3278?

And I can tell - it works great
by darkcruix
15 Oct 2019, 14:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Repainting / repairing IBM 3278?
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Repainting / repairing IBM 3278?

It is an MX mount key from Signature Plastic :)
by darkcruix
15 Oct 2019, 13:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Repainting / repairing IBM 3278?
Replies: 13
Views: 1866

Re: Repainting / repairing IBM 3278?

Hi, I did both - I painted it with different colors and primers but finally went for powder coating. You wouldn't believe how quickly paint is fading / stripped off the case, when you use it daily (like me).
The powder coating I have on it since some time is a dream:
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by darkcruix
09 Oct 2019, 17:40
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4274
Views: 456845

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Ellipse, if you had a chance to play with the dye sub process more, do you mind sharing a picture of some of your tests? I am really curious how that goes along.
by darkcruix
23 Sep 2019, 15:19
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4274
Views: 456845

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

After you box them - you ship them .......


EXCITING !!!!!

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by darkcruix
13 Aug 2019, 18:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 49978

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

Apart from committing to EPROM, did you uodate prior (CTRL+U)?
by darkcruix
11 Aug 2019, 21:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 Beamspring Keyboard Restoration
Replies: 25
Views: 891

Re: IBM 5251 Beamspring Keyboard Restoration

Very nice work! Where did you get the great coiled USB cable? I am looking for one of those for ages :)
by darkcruix
11 Aug 2019, 20:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 49978

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

Try to re-write the firmware (8x24) again with the corrected pin-layout. The firmware itself shouldn't actually make a difference, as long as you get the keys registered, but maybe something went south with reading from the layout table. "Clean and compile" it again, then acquire the connection to t...
by darkcruix
11 Aug 2019, 18:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 49978

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

I bet you previously have it written to the eprom, I always did a upload (Ctrl+U) before I wrote it to the EPROM, but that probably doesn't matter. What happens, if you click on the yellow "Setup" at the bottom of the main FC window? After that, keys shouldn't register in the application anymore but...
by darkcruix
11 Aug 2019, 09:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 49978

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

Really odd - if it is working in the Setup mode, then it should also work outside of it, if you have assigned the Base Layer accordingly. Can you post a screenshot of the Key assignment and how they registered in the FC main screen? I want to compare it what I see.
by darkcruix
10 Aug 2019, 21:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 49978

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

@PancakMSTR: My problems with unrecognized columns vanished, after: I did get 3 GNDs attached to the metal part of the case. I had to attache both top and bottom ground of the PCB and one ground from the Cypress. Once I did that, I got good readings The connections from the Cypress to the PCB have b...
by darkcruix
09 Aug 2019, 17:58
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4274
Views: 456845

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Love the boxes and artwork (also while printed in black). Can't wait to see them in real life.
by darkcruix
09 Aug 2019, 16:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 49978

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

At first, I am writing this with my 5251 and CommonSense as controller. Below is just a little write-up of my experience. I did read the full documentation and followed the steps. While I am far from being an expert, I have to admit, I had some troubles getting it to work in the beginning due to a f...
by darkcruix
07 Aug 2019, 12:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 534
Views: 49978

Re: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!

I am pretty much at the same stage as kmnov2017. I have a 5251 with a 23x4 physical layout and wired everything up according the below diagram. PinOut 5251.jpg When I compile the firmware (8x24) with settings: COLS: 24 ROWS: 4 I get the same warning and have a hard time to get key presses registered...
by darkcruix
19 Jul 2019, 12:17
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4274
Views: 456845

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

@Ellipse: are there any updates on manufacturing and dye sub so far? Really looking forward to hear more about it.
by darkcruix
15 Jul 2019, 19:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: xwhatsit beamspring converter board "not found"
Replies: 17
Views: 1780

Re: xwhatsit beamspring converter board "not found"

I've ordered correct ones here in Germany. They have been relatively easy to obtain from here:
https://www.arcadiabay.de/steckerleisten.aspx
by darkcruix
15 Jul 2019, 19:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SOLVED: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off
Replies: 25
Views: 1788

Re: SOLVED: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off

Looks like a 3278 PCB with a notch - looks great. Do you have a Num-Pad as well?
by darkcruix
15 Jul 2019, 09:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SOLVED: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off
Replies: 25
Views: 1788

Re: Help: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off

I checked my controller boards and the connectors and I believe the only thing that can cause this is corrosion. There is no screw etc. As you have said ... there is no corrosion anywhere else on the board, it is very odd. I wouldn't use the original connector, as it is super hard to solder to the X...
by darkcruix
15 Jul 2019, 09:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: xwhatsit beamspring converter board "not found"
Replies: 17
Views: 1780

Re: xwhatsit beamspring converter board "not found"

As I am using the same parts as you are, I can give an update as soon as my PCBs have arrived. Attaching the controller without keyboard attached should work without issues and I am worried about the sparking/crackling :) This can be caused by shortening something, like the USB connector itself or o...
by darkcruix
15 Jul 2019, 08:08
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] xwhatsit Beam Spring controllers
Replies: 81
Views: 8891

Re: [IC] xwhatsit Beam Spring controllers

The system should recognize the controller even with no keyboard connected. What worries me is the DAC sparking/crackling... I have ordered the exact same list from digikey and will start soldering mine, when the PCBs have arrived (this week). I will make either a video of the process or take high r...
by darkcruix
14 Jul 2019, 10:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SOLVED: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off
Replies: 25
Views: 1788

Re: Help: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off

I'd use mineral oil and drip it into the connector of the controller (use a syringe if you have one at hand). Shake it from time to time and let it sit for a few hours. I bet some of the contacts are corroded and it just takes some force to get them off.

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