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by apastuszak
24 Aug 2020, 15:08
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 121
Views: 23005

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

So, I have to ask...

Any plans to update this to Bluetooth LE available in Bluetooth 4 and 5 to increase battery life? What's the highest capacity battery you can recommend?
by apastuszak
25 Jul 2020, 02:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

Yes. They told me that the settings for the other jumpers would not be useful to me and didn't tell me what they were for. I tried to find the old ticket I had open with them, but it looks like their system deletes tickets so many days after they'ver been closed.
by apastuszak
21 Jun 2020, 16:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Issues with a Matias Tactile Pro 4 I bought
Replies: 9
Views: 1165

Re: Issues with a Matias Tactile Pro 4 I bought

I don't know. I sent it back to the seller. They sent it to me in nothing but a plastic mailing envolope wrapped in two grocery store bags. So it was pretty dinged up when I got it, but the price was so good, that I was willing to try to "save" it. When I pulled the switch clear off the PCB, I gave ...
by apastuszak
18 Jun 2020, 14:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Issues with a Matias Tactile Pro 4 I bought
Replies: 9
Views: 1165

Re: Issues with a Matias Tactile Pro 4 I bought

Here is the email they sent me: Regarding the cleaning of our mechanical keyboards (the Tactile Pro Keyboard included) we recommend the following cleaning/maintenance steps): 1. Routine Cleaning (monthly): - Run a vacuum brush over the top of the keyboard or or blow compressed air around the keys to...
by apastuszak
17 Jun 2020, 22:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Matias TactilePro v5?
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: Matias TactilePro v5?

Matias is one of the few keyboard manufacturers that even remotely gets it. They still, however, make their share of lousy, flimsy mush slop. It might make them money but it doesn't win them any loyalty or prestige from the mech community. They are the equivalent of Unicomp among ALPS aficionados, ...
by apastuszak
17 Jun 2020, 21:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Issues with a Matias Tactile Pro 4 I bought
Replies: 9
Views: 1165

Re: Issues with a Matias Tactile Pro 4 I bought

Just an updated. I reached out to Matias and they told me they recommend you pull the keycaps ONLY with the puller they sell on their website. Also, removing the keycaps voids your warranty. I asked if they can repair a keyboard that was damaged by someone pulling keycaps and they told me they don't...
by apastuszak
14 May 2020, 05:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Matias TactilePro v5?
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Matias TactilePro v5?

I found this video from 2018 reviewing a Matias TactilePro v5, with a detachable cable:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sY2hpnC4Fw

I can't find anything newer than a TactilePro 4 on the Matias website. Anyone know what happened to this keyboard?
by apastuszak
14 May 2020, 04:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Issues with a Matias Tactile Pro 4 I bought
Replies: 9
Views: 1165

Re: Issues with a Matias Tactile Pro 4 I bought

So this is a Matias thing. For the 2 days I used the keyboard, I LOVED the switches. And when I put the keycaps back on, they slid off as easy as any other key cap. It just seems that initial pull was BRUTAL. I don't know if that was the Matias switches or this used keyboard having something spilled...
by apastuszak
14 May 2020, 02:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Issues with a Matias Tactile Pro 4 I bought
Replies: 9
Views: 1165

Issues with a Matias Tactile Pro 4 I bought

I bought a Matias Tactile Pro 4 off eBay in white. I got it at a great price, and it arrived dirty. I used some ScratchX on the case to clean it up and tried to pull the keycaps off to soak them. The keycaps would not come off with gentle prying and I ordered a keycap puller. The puller arrived toda...
by apastuszak
26 Mar 2020, 18:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is there any way to read the configuration that was pushed to a Soarer's Converter?
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Is there any way to read the configuration that was pushed to a Soarer's Converter?

Thanks! In my quarantined boredom, I decided to pull the M122 out and try to customize it with the Soarer's converter.
by apastuszak
26 Mar 2020, 18:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is there any way to read the configuration that was pushed to a Soarer's Converter?
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Is there any way to read the configuration that was pushed to a Soarer's Converter?

Looks like I posted my config on here in my M122 thread. So, a simple cut and paste and I'm good to go.
by apastuszak
26 Mar 2020, 17:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

Just to add to this thread. I got REALLY sick of accidentally hitting the less than/greater than symbol next to the left shift when I was trying to hit the left shift,so I just remapped it to Left Shift by adding this line:

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	EUROPE_2	LSHIFT
by apastuszak
26 Mar 2020, 17:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is there any way to read the configuration that was pushed to a Soarer's Converter?
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Is there any way to read the configuration that was pushed to a Soarer's Converter?

I pulled my M112 out and hooked it up to my PC. I cannot find the config file I used to set the M122 up in the first place. Is there any way to read the current config off the converter itself and dump it to a text file or sc file?
by apastuszak
02 Dec 2019, 14:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is there anything like a Soarere's Converter for USB Keyboards
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Re: Is there anything like a Soarere's Converter for USB Keyboards

Hasu's converter doesn't list the Unicomp Model M as compatible.
by apastuszak
02 Dec 2019, 04:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is there anything like a Soarere's Converter for USB Keyboards
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Is there anything like a Soarere's Converter for USB Keyboards

I have a USB Unicomp keyboard that I don't use much, because I switched to a IBM Model M with a Soarer's Converter. I've kinda gotten hooked on being able to remap keys and do other nifty things the soarer's converter can do at a hardware level. Is there anything like a Soarer's Converter that can w...
by apastuszak
07 Jul 2019, 03:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

Updated sc file remapblock ESC NUM_LOCK FAKE_01 INSERT PAGE_UP HOME PAGE_DOWN PAGE_UP END DELETE INSERT END DELETE PAGE_DOWN HOME DOWN F24 ESC EXTRA_PAD_PLUS MEDIA_MUTE INTERNATIONAL_6 MEDIA_VOLUME_DOWN EXTRA_F1 MEDIA_VOLUME_UP SCROLL_LOCK PAD_SLASH PAD_SLASH SCROLL_LOCK PAD_PLUS PAD_MINUS PAD_MINUS...
by apastuszak
07 Jul 2019, 03:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

I have one of these boards as well, but it's manufactured for Affirmative. The key legends are a bit different on it though, and when I got it, it was sending unique scancodes. Here's what that board looks like: https://i.imgur.com/L7Dxu1z.jpg One point that might be of interest is that Num Lock is...
by apastuszak
07 Jul 2019, 00:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

Just to add as much detail as possible, here is the rear sticker with and without flash:

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by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 23:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

I have one of these boards as well, but it's manufactured for Affirmative. The key legends are a bit different on it though, and when I got it, it was sending unique scancodes. Here's what that board looks like: https://i.imgur.com/L7Dxu1z.jpg One point that might be of interest is that Num Lock is...
by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 23:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

I think at this point, I am all set. But I'm curious if anyone knows what JP1, JP2 and JP3 do? I learned that JP3 enables unique codes for each key on the keyboard. But it does move keys all over the place, which is kinda annoying. But it's better that leaving it there and having F13 be SHIFT+F1. I'...
by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 23:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

OK, here is what I have for codes: Left set of function keys 85 73 B3 ?? B4 71 46 C1 B5 70 Top function keys B2 8C B7 BD 68 66 6A 6B 6C 6D 6E 6F 3A 3B 3C 3D 3E 3F 40 41 42 43 44 45 Numpad 29 47 55 54 5F 60 61 57 5C 5D 5E 56 59 5A 5B 58 Nav Cluster B0 4B 4E 4D 49 4C 52 50 4A 4F 51 And here is what I ...
by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 22:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

Now I'm rocking! I'll post they key mappings when I have a moment. Hopefully, this will be useful to anyone else that buys one of these Unicomp M122 PS/2 terminal keyboards from the 2000s.
by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 21:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

And the journey continues. I cracked open the case and pulled this jumper off: https://i.imgur.com/5qR9OzK.jpg Once I did that, I started to get unique codes for all the F keys. They're not matching up with what's on the key, but at least they're unique. Since I have a Soarer's converter, I think th...
by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 20:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

A little more to the mystery here. When I plug in the keyboard is gets identified as: Keyboard ID: AB83 Code Set: 2 (extended) Mode: AT/PS2 Soarer's documentation says: Terminal keyboards often have DIP switches on the back panel, or alternatively a pin header on the PCB that you can fit jumpers to,...
by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 17:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

I can't even begin to tell you how much time I have wasted trying to program this keyboard for a Soarer's converter. What's so different about this model M vs any other Model M? Do I need a Windows driver? Do I need a Linux layout?\ Why does hid_listen show all these extra keys as standard 101 keys ...
by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 15:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

For the Rule key, I get:

r14 +E0 dE0 r83 +40 d40 rF0 r83 -40 u40 rF0 r14 -E0 uE0

For the upper right extra function key, I get:

r14 +E0 dE0 r05 +3A d3A rF0 r05 -3A u3A rF0 r14 -E0 uE0
by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 05:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M issues (some keys not working)
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Re: Model M issues (some keys not working)

Sounds like it's time to open it up and see what the rivets look like.
by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 05:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

[SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

I bought a Model M122 off of eBay. It's a Unicomp model that is PS/2 and has lock lights. I'm trying very hard to map a bunch of keys and having a hell of a time. It's an IO Terminal model. https://i.imgur.com/BPWVrig.jpg I can't get any of the extra function keys on the left side of the keyboard to...
by apastuszak
04 Apr 2019, 14:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: PS/2 to USB Active Adapter Typing Speed
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Re: PS/2 to USB Active Adapter Typing Speed

I'm trying to find a used "blue cube" and not having a lot of luck. Right now I am good, since both keyboards have orihalcon's cables on them. But if I ever get a Model M that does not have a removable cable, then I'd be in trouble. Of course, I can always buy a Unicomp also.
by apastuszak
04 Apr 2019, 13:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: PS/2 to USB Active Adapter Typing Speed
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Re: PS/2 to USB Active Adapter Typing Speed

The other problem the adapter gave my kids is NO key rollover. I bought the keyboard for typing. but my kids game on the PC. The Model M is supposed to have 2 key rollover. MY kids aren't even getting that.

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