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by njm
22 Nov 2018, 00:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wyse PCE Space Bar
Replies: 9
Views: 615

I'll give it a go. Thanks for your help!
by njm
21 Nov 2018, 23:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wyse PCE Space Bar
Replies: 9
Views: 615

abrahamstechnology wrote: Check the keycap itself.
Ah, right. The keycap looks fine, no cracks there.
by njm
21 Nov 2018, 23:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wyse PCE Space Bar
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Does the spacebar feel wobbly? If so, it may be the stabilizer mounts are cracked. If not, the stabilizer may just need a bit of lubricant. It does feel a little bit wobbly. I didn't notice any obvious cracks, but they do seem to roll quite a bit to the left. This is my first board with these PCB m...
by njm
21 Nov 2018, 13:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wyse PCE Space Bar
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Wyse PCE Space Bar

Hey guys, I recently purchased my first Wyse keyboard, a PCE (#840358-01) from '94. Overall I really like it, but the space bar seems a little loose & rattly to me. Here's a very quick sound test: 10N5OIgYwb4 Just wondering whether that space bar sound is normal for this type of board, or whether th...
by njm
16 Nov 2018, 02:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Macally MK96
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

I have an MK-96, I'll have to give this a try. Too bad I threw out all my s-video cables ... How do you like the MK-96? I quite like the sound of it, although the switches on mine could be a bit smoother. I find they sometimes stick a bit if I don't hit them at the right angle. Maybe they are just ...
by njm
15 Nov 2018, 00:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Macally MK96
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

Ah I see! Thanks Hasu.
by njm
14 Nov 2018, 23:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Macally MK96
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

I reassembled the keyboard last night, and tested it a bit more thoroughly. Everything is working well, but I noticed an issue with a couple of keys: ` and \ If I press and release the ` key, I can see the scan codes logged in hid_listen with no latency (FF32 for the press and FFB2 for the release)....
by njm
14 Nov 2018, 05:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Macally MK96
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

It works! Thanks so much Hasu. Here's a new log. I pressed the 1,2,3 keys, unplugged the ADB cable (leaving the USB cable plugged in), plugged the ADB cable back in, and then typed the 4,5,6 keys. I didn't see any log messages when disconnecting/reconnecting the ADB cable, but it did log the 4,5,6 s...
by njm
14 Nov 2018, 04:17
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Macally MK96
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

Wow thanks Hasu! Snacks is right about the keyboard wizardry. I’ll give this a go when I get home and let you know how it goes.
by njm
13 Nov 2018, 12:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Macally MK96
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

Thanks Muirium! If I don't end up mapping the matrix on this board, I'm sure I'll do it on another one in the future :)
by njm
13 Nov 2018, 11:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Macally MK96
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

Thanks for taking a look guys. Here are a couple of photos of my wiring: IMG_4079.jpeg IMG_4080.jpeg I'm using a hacked up svideo cable, and the pins for it are as follows: ADB pin 1 - Outer blue - connected to Pro Micro pin 3 (DATA) ADB pin 2 - Outer white ADB pin 3 - Inner blue - connected to Pro ...
by njm
12 Nov 2018, 23:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Macally MK96
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

Thanks Muirium. Sounds like Soarer's controller might be the go. I haven't done this before, but keen to give it a try. How do you normally go about mapping the matrix? I was thinking I'd remove the ICs and then use a multimeter to check connectivity between the switch pads and the IC pads - or is t...
by njm
12 Nov 2018, 12:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Macally MK96
Replies: 20
Views: 1062

Macally MK96

Hey guys, I picked up a cheap Macally MK96 last month, and have been working on restoring it. The plate was pretty rusty, so after doing a basic cleanup, I desoldered all the switches, removed the rust, and repainted the plate. I built an ADB to USB converter using a pro micro and Hasu's firmware. I...
by njm
07 Nov 2018, 00:46
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Selectric Right Shift Key
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Great, thanks! I'll PM you.
by njm
07 Nov 2018, 00:13
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Selectric Right Shift Key
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Selectric Right Shift Key

I have a DisplayWriter that's missing the Code key, and I'm looking for a replacement. I've heard that a Selectric right shift key will fit, and wondering if anyone has a spare that they'd be willing to sell?
by njm
07 Nov 2018, 00:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 525
Views: 42703

My 30 pin connector from ebay arrived this week, so I had a go at wiring up my DisplayWriter last night. Happy to report that CommonSense is working well with it. IMG_4028.jpeg Thanks for your help with this wcass. I ordered some of your shims from oshpark, but haven't had to use them yet (the 1.6mm...
by njm
12 Oct 2018, 01:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 525
Views: 42703

Ok great, thanks wcass.
by njm
11 Oct 2018, 14:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 525
Views: 42703

Thanks for the tip. Would something like this do the job?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Piece-60P-2x ... SwLVZVjKvq

I'd be interested to see the gerbers if you have a chance to dig them up.
by njm
11 Oct 2018, 09:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 525
Views: 42703

CommonSense is working so well on my Model F that I was thinking about using it to convert my DisplayWriter as well. My plan was to desolder the 30 pin connector from the original controller, and hook that up to a Cypress board. Just wondering if anyone has tried this, or if there's any reason why i...
by njm
09 Oct 2018, 00:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 525
Views: 42703

Thanks Sandrax. Great work on your 3178 by the way. I think it was your post that gave me the idea to use CommonSense. I was was previously thinking of using an xwhatsit, but wasn't sure if it could be configured to handle 23 columns. I think I might need to adjust my wiring a bit, as I'm finding it...
by njm
08 Oct 2018, 14:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 525
Views: 42703

I just finished wiring this up and reassembled the keyboard. After a bit of tweaking the hardware parameters in FlightController it's all working perfectly! I misread the wiring instructions initially, and thought that I had to wire up the last 23 columns (as opposed to the first 23). Luckily figure...
by njm
07 Oct 2018, 10:38
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22694
Views: 1293837

by njm
06 Oct 2018, 05:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 525
Views: 42703

Hi DMA, thanks for building CommonSense, it looks awesome and I'm keen to give it a go. I have an IBM model F that looks like a 3178 without the blue switch, but the PCB layout is a bit different. It has 4 rows and 23 columns, as far as I can tell. I thought I'd have a go at getting it wired up usi...
by njm
05 Oct 2018, 16:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense: matrix LCR meter with a HID interface
Replies: 525
Views: 42703

Hi DMA, thanks for building CommonSense, it looks awesome and I'm keen to give it a go. I have an IBM model F that looks like a 3178 without the blue switch, but the PCB layout is a bit different. It has 4 rows and 23 columns, as far as I can tell. I thought I'd have a go at getting it wired up usin...
by njm
12 Sep 2018, 15:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M Ping
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Model M Ping

I did a screw mod on a Model M 1390120 last month (following Madhias' excellent guide) and I'm pretty happy with how it went. One thing that I've noticed is that this keyboard seems to have a lot more ping than my other Model M, a 1391401 that was already screw modded when I bought it. I don't reall...
by njm
04 Sep 2018, 10:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Model F XT Restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 549

New badge, thanks to samuelcable. Looking much better now! I've been using this as my main keyboard for a couple of weeks now, and really love the sound & feel of it. I'm still getting used to the layout, and I've tried swapping back to the model M a couple of times, but the XT always seems to end u...
by njm
23 Aug 2018, 13:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Model M - Membranes stuck together?
Replies: 4
Views: 325

clickykeyboards wrote: Good news is that it helps to protect against the conductive traces from oxidizing and helps keeps them sealed and everything aligned as a single unit.
That makes sense, thanks for the advice. Interesting that they only did it on the early models. I'll definitely leave the layers attached.
by njm
23 Aug 2018, 09:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Model M - Membranes stuck together?
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Ah thanks, good to know. I'll leave them attached.
by njm
23 Aug 2018, 07:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Model M - Membranes stuck together?
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Model M - Membranes stuck together?

I opened up a Model M (1390120) last night in preparation for a bolt mod, and found that the membranes are quite firmly stuck to each other and to the back plate. It's almost like they were glued together, and I don't know if I could separate them from the back plate without damaging them. I don't t...
by njm
19 Aug 2018, 03:22
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] Model F XT PCB & Top Case
Replies: 8
Views: 623

I'd be interested in the badge if nobody wants the whole thing.

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