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by darkcruix
Yesterday, 14:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Xwhatsit KiCAD with full NetList
Replies: 0
Views: 41

Xwhatsit KiCAD with full NetList

I wanted to ask, if anybody has a KiCAD version of the original XWhatsit Controller (Model F variants) including the full NetList available. I only need the 3D picture (rendered) of the front and back as PNG. If someone has all KiCAD files pre-populated for all XWhatsit variants - it would also be g...
by darkcruix
Yesterday, 08:22
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5805
Views: 803253

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

The screw + paper method seems like the best method so far to remove stabilizer inserts! Dye sublimation update: We finally have some approvable key sets! See the below example - please note some keys have been slightly cut off in the photo. And the photo was taken with a camera, not a scanner, so ...
by darkcruix
Yesterday, 08:18
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5805
Views: 803253

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

It really depends on the configuration. In my case I have a solenoid and two LEDs connected. @darkcruix, I'm not interested in the solenoid for now. Would it be enough adding the LEDs directly in series with the resistors like in the following diagram? model_f_keyboard_leds.png I put the resistor b...
by darkcruix
24 Jan 2021, 11:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: QMK in the New Model F Keyboard
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: QMK in the New Model F Keyboard

I have played around with the same as I am running into exactly the same problem. For me the way to go was to have both US International and US in the OS (e.g. Alt+Shift in Windows / Ctrl+Alt+Space in Mac OS). Still, it is not ideal, as it requires the back and forth. Normally I stay within US layou...
by darkcruix
24 Jan 2021, 02:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Technical Manual Project
Replies: 138
Views: 9187

Re: Model F Technical Manual Project

Just uploaded an updated version (0.5.22) that contains the removal of the plastic inserts in a much simpler way than described before. Additionally I have reports with issues accessing certain pages. I have set the security settings too tight and there are many false-postitives. I am working on get...
by darkcruix
23 Jan 2021, 13:19
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5805
Views: 803253

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

Here's a quick collage I put together on my phone of how to make the (hopefully) damage-free insert remover I just mentioned. ... I just wanted to confirm that this is working spot on in my tests ... I will add this as the standard method to remove the inserts in the Model F manual ... HUGE thanks ...
by darkcruix
20 Jan 2021, 23:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5805
Views: 803253

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

darkcruix would you mind sharing a Bill of Materials for your LED mod? I think it may interest some new Model F owners. ... It really depends on the configuration. In my case I have a solenoid and two LEDs connected. How to connect the cables is described in my technical reference manual here: http...
by darkcruix
17 Jan 2021, 12:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5805
Views: 803253

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

I can imagine people will facepalm now! I drilled holes into the case of a brand new F77. This is not a recommendation - it destroys the original design. Other options to show lock lights are to shine an LED from underneath the numpad. Just wanted to share the outcome ... and I do enjoy the vintage...
by darkcruix
14 Jan 2021, 19:16
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5805
Views: 803253

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

I can imagine people will facepalm now! I drilled holes into the case of a brand new F77. This is not a recommendation - it destroys the original design. Other options to show lock lights are to shine an LED from underneath the numpad. Just wanted to share the outcome ... and I do enjoy the vintage ...
by darkcruix
14 Jan 2021, 19:13
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5805
Views: 803253

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

I have tried a ton of things and even tried to make my own tools, but couldn't get it working. The Qtip method didn't work for me, I am afraid. So, if there is consistent luck with anything, I would love to know the method / tool, so I can add it to the technical manual...
by darkcruix
14 Jan 2021, 19:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Technical Manual Project
Replies: 138
Views: 9187

Re: Model F Technical Manual Project

HUGE thanks - you were absolutely right - still from the template and somehow it slipped through :) Should be corrected now. No problem! By the way, another little thing: If I go to http://bucklingspring.com (without the www.), I get an SSL certificate warning: https://i.imgur.com/PtvNXsk.png If I ...
by darkcruix
13 Jan 2021, 14:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Technical Manual Project
Replies: 138
Views: 9187

Re: Model F Technical Manual Project

By the way, darkcruix, are you aware that the "Home" link in the menu on bucklingspring.com points to a rather odd URL? (sktperfectdemo . com / demos / laptoprepair ) A remnant of the site template, I assume? HUGE thanks - you were absolutely right - still from the template and somehow it slipped t...
by darkcruix
12 Jan 2021, 10:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Technical Manual Project
Replies: 138
Views: 9187

Re: Model F Technical Manual Project

Thanks so much guys ... there is still some work to be done, but keep the ideas coming. For the serial table, I think an online database would be better suited. I have an idea to make the bucklingspring.com web page more versatile in the future. Sharktastic has a great DB already btw. Disassembling ...
by darkcruix
11 Jan 2021, 13:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Technical Manual Project
Replies: 138
Views: 9187

Re: Model F Technical Manual Project

Added more info around cleaning and more about Lock Lights in version 0.5.21.
I also showed the first iteration of the LED breakout board to the documentation:
LockLightWire_BreakoutBoard.jpg
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Download the latest version (0.5.21) from here:
https://www.bucklingspring.com/technica ... downloads/
by darkcruix
10 Jan 2021, 18:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I need a little help finding the right configuration for my new model f62
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: I need a little help finding the right configuration for my new model f62

Are you sure it is xwhatsit that is running on the controller? Even the controller is of the xwhatsit hardware design, there can be two different versions of firmware be pre-installed. Since some time, Ellipse is pre-installing QMK. Best way is to request the access to QMK beta on the forum. Just in...
by darkcruix
06 Jan 2021, 11:09
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5805
Views: 803253

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

I'm extremely grateful for Ellipse and all of those that have helped make this project happen, and I encourage everyone to spread the word as much as possible. As many people as possible should know about this. I'm guilty of forgetting about this project until recently, and hope to help rectify tha...
by darkcruix
02 Jan 2021, 20:10
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Damonskv's collection
Replies: 57
Views: 3445

Re: Damonskv's collection

... Great photos, too. ... The symbolics is also pristine ... wow ...
by darkcruix
02 Jan 2021, 17:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need pics of kishsaver for 3d model
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Need pics of kishsaver for 3d model

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24416&start=60

On page 3 (around mid-bottom) you can find some of the pictures with measurements on the above link
by darkcruix
30 Dec 2020, 14:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Technical Manual Project
Replies: 138
Views: 9187

Re: Model F Technical Manual Project

Added another 10 new pages around Cleaning and Lock Lights in version 0.5.20. I spent some time in getting the Layer indication via LED implemented in QMK with some nice outcome (IMHO). Download the latest version (0.5.20) from here: https://www.bucklingspring.com/technical-reference-downloads/ Laye...
by darkcruix
28 Dec 2020, 16:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Technical Manual Project
Replies: 138
Views: 9187

Re: Model F Technical Manual Project

After 6 weeks I found time for an update ... hopefully work is not interfering so much with my little project here. Overall we are at 245 pages now. The updates I made are around the Solenoid and a few pages about the Keycap Legend Font while I created some comparison figures with Helvetica etc. I o...
by darkcruix
19 Nov 2020, 20:55
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5805
Views: 803253

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

cloudhax wrote:
19 Nov 2020, 19:38
finally ordered one, eager to join the fun
Nice! Even after a few months I am still happy like a child on X-mas morning. I am so full of joy, when typing on it, I can't even tell.
by darkcruix
18 Nov 2020, 22:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Technical Manual Project
Replies: 138
Views: 9187

Re: Model F Technical Manual Project

I have uploaded another version today with the full key cap set in the Appendix as well as additions to the Section 4. Overall we are at 241 pages now.

As always, the download is available from:
https://www.bucklingspring.com
in the "Download Section"
by darkcruix
18 Nov 2020, 22:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Technical Manual Project
Replies: 138
Views: 9187

Re: Model F Technical Manual Project

@darkcruix, regarding the font, is it a derivative of Gorton as many keyboard manufacturers used, or a bespoke font? If the latter, do you have it available? Neither, as far as I was informed. Zed has done some research on it - let me quote him: The 'tail' or 'leg' on the 'R' is the dead giveaway f...
by darkcruix
17 Nov 2020, 09:32
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5805
Views: 803253

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

Wonderful news - looking forward to get my hands on the printed sets.

btw: just started to add the artwork of each individual key to the appendix of the technical document available at https://www.bucklingspring.com.
by darkcruix
16 Nov 2020, 19:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Technical Manual Project
Replies: 138
Views: 9187

Re: Model F Technical Manual Project

Hi I am trying to download it, but I am getting the following error: Screen Shot 2020-11-16 at 7.38.23 AM.png Thanks J I have a relatively tight setting on the access rights. Can you give me your public IP (e.g. navigate to whatsmyip.com) and PM me your IP. I can then update the configuration.
by darkcruix
15 Nov 2020, 02:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Technical Manual Project
Replies: 138
Views: 9187

Re: Model F Technical Manual Project

Uploaded the latest version 0.5.17 of the Technical Reference for Model F at: https://www.bucklingspring.com/technical-reference-downloads/ Version 0.5.17 contains Additions in section 4 for: Solenoid and Beeper Additions in the Appendix: Keycap Font Some minor corrections We have now over 200 pages...
by darkcruix
13 Nov 2020, 15:18
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5805
Views: 803253

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

When you have both springs attached (tweezered) to the flipper, you wrote you get key presses registered for the i and o, if I haven't misread your post.
If that is the case, it is clearly a problem with the keycap. can you take two other key caps and attach them accordingly?
by darkcruix
11 Nov 2020, 13:30
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5805
Views: 803253

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

Thanks so much for the promising update ...thanks for sharing the progress pictures!
by darkcruix
10 Nov 2020, 14:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F spring dimensions ?
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Model F spring dimensions ?

kmnov2017 wrote:
10 Nov 2020, 00:45
Would anyone know of model F spring dimensions ?

Length, Diameter and wire thickness ?
The Space Bar Stabilizer Wire or the springs itself?

Length: 18.5mm
Diameter: 2.7mm
Thickness: 0.30mm
by darkcruix
10 Nov 2020, 14:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Replacement Foam Mat for IBM Model F Keyboards?
Replies: 156
Views: 24173

Re: Replacement Foam Mat for IBM Model F Keyboards?

For all my IBM Model F restorations (XT, AT, F122) I use 3mm neoprene foam with great results. Yes it is harder to compress the plates but totally worth it as it feels even all over and not hollow in the middle rows. I have a video on my YouTube of my AT with the 3mm foam and a full floss mod check...

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