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by anthonymak
09 Oct 2020, 08:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F - Sensing PCB Thickness?
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Re: IBM Model F - Sensing PCB Thickness?

Thought I'd share some progress pics. Everything's routed, checked dimensions, and it just needs more polish (and maybe a little more design rules checking?) before I attempt to send out the order ^^ I also added some screen print art because a board this big felt like an empty canvas. I think it g...
by anthonymak
09 Oct 2020, 04:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How do I figure out a Keyboards Scan Codes?
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: How do I figure out a Keyboards Scan Codes?

download and install SwitchHitter. It will show scan code for every key press.
by anthonymak
06 Oct 2020, 17:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F - Sensing PCB Thickness?
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Re: IBM Model F - Sensing PCB Thickness?

The one I am using is 7mm overall thickness (including solder mask and copper trace) When I order I said 8mm but turns our 7mm but it works perfect.
by anthonymak
09 Sep 2020, 16:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Advice on Wire Stabilizer Grease?
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Advice on Wire Stabilizer Grease?

Permatex Dielectric Grease
by anthonymak
26 Aug 2020, 04:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resin print keyboard parts factory
Replies: 52
Views: 3243

Re: Resin print keyboard parts factory

any update on the electric paint?
by anthonymak
11 Aug 2020, 11:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F XT Internal Cable Color Codes Help
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: IBM Model F XT Internal Cable Color Codes Help

please refer to the pics below and hope this help
by anthonymak
10 Aug 2020, 04:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help on a Tandy TRS-80 USB conversion
Replies: 14
Views: 1948

Re: Need help on a Tandy TRS-80 USB conversion

Just finished a usb conversion to a TRS-80 model 4P with teensy++2.0 First, thanks very much for updating this thread! Second, I have a Tandy 1000 keyboard and I'd like to make it work with a Teensy. Can you please provide a bit more detail into how you wired up the Teensy and how you wired up the ...
by anthonymak
09 Aug 2020, 10:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help on a Tandy TRS-80 USB conversion
Replies: 14
Views: 1948

Re: Need help on a Tandy TRS-80 USB conversion

Just finished a usb conversion to a TRS-80 model 4P with teensy++2.0
by anthonymak
12 Jun 2020, 13:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 88
Views: 11044

Re: READY - Cheap DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller

I was thinking that capacitive sensing might be used to upgrade the ibm model m to nkey rollover. someone who owns a bolt modded model m could experiment with sticking kapton tape over a membrane contact (like how the varmilo switch is done), then using a capacitive controller to detect if the key ...
by anthonymak
08 Jun 2020, 08:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 88
Views: 11044

Re: READY - Cheap DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller

neat, one suggestion, wish that the components are soldered to the other side, the through hole components can be seen.
by anthonymak
20 May 2020, 20:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F122 Modifications Help
Replies: 9
Views: 820

Re: IBM Model F122 Modifications Help

xwhatsit installed with 3.96mm pitch headers. this is on a model M
by anthonymak
20 May 2020, 19:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F122 Modifications Help
Replies: 9
Views: 820

Re: IBM Model F122 Modifications Help

unless your f122 controller has malfunction, I prefer to use soarer converter instead of using xwhatsit. but if you use xwhatsit, better use 3.96mm pitch male and female header for the installation. will show photos on what I did to my model m with xwhatsit and headers.
by anthonymak
31 Jan 2020, 06:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F 122 datachable cable mod
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: IBM Model F 122 datachable cable mod

I prefer to retain the original coil cable and use an external soarer converter like this one. it has locking cap/numlock/sclock leds
by anthonymak
31 Jan 2020, 06:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's
Replies: 20
Views: 1588

Re: MODEL M122 IBM .. I assume from the 90's

simply make a soarer converter with the specific features.
by anthonymak
30 Jan 2020, 13:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: A Smaller Xwhatsit
Replies: 105
Views: 12683

Re: A Smaller Xwhatsit

wcass wrote:
30 Jan 2020, 02:02
The crystal footprint is 7x4.1mm. Example: ABLS7M2-16.000MHZ-D-2Y-T
I tried 5032 16Mhz crystal with the original xwhatsit model f controller and it works fine without any noticeable issue. the original crystal spec is just a little bit big.
by anthonymak
26 Jan 2020, 15:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Teensy 2.0 alternatives, ATmega32U4
Replies: 154
Views: 73488

Re: Teensy 2.0 alternatives, ATmega32U4

the adafruit 32u4 breakout board is good if you need a lot of IO. some people flash leonardo bootloader with the breakout board but the original adafruit 32u4 breakout board bootloader is more logical,
by anthonymak
20 Jan 2020, 04:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F XT Controller Pinout?
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: IBM Model F XT Controller Pinout?

here is a photo which shows wiring to a teensy2.0

from top to bottom, only 1, 3, 4 and 5 are used and they belongs to the lower row of pin on the blue socket.

hope this help.
by anthonymak
24 Sep 2019, 06:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: <Help> Model M bad tracking?
Replies: 5
Views: 1436

Re: <Help> Model M bad tracking?

this kind of mild oxidation inside the membrane is normal for a keyboard over several years and should not cause any problem. I would suggest you clean the contact area that plug into the FPC socket with mild alcohol or pencil eraser(not the one for erasing ink). strong alcohol will remove the silve...
by anthonymak
23 Sep 2019, 06:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed
Replies: 31
Views: 6334

Re: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed

Few questions: 1. What controller did you use? 2. When changing over to the capacitive PCB, are you using the Model M flipper or Model F? 3. Could you link a seller selling the solenoids? I am using xwhatsit and its solenoid driver. they are assembled by myself. you need to use F flippers as it wil...
by anthonymak
19 Sep 2019, 07:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed
Replies: 31
Views: 6334

Re: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed

my f60 keeps revolving. have just turned it into capacitive buckling spring with customed pcb and xwhatsit. many thinks to iDollar letting me to modify his fssk pcb design. Amazing job! Can you share the gerbers of this PCB? I have the remains of a faulty '2001 Unicomp laying around: scratched case...
by anthonymak
03 Jun 2019, 14:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 84
Views: 11146

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

excellent !
by anthonymak
27 May 2019, 11:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed
Replies: 31
Views: 6334

Re: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed

your measurement for the cut is very important. give a bit more room for your first cut and use rough sand paper to sand down the plastic to fit. use static model cement to hide the seam, use fine sand paper such as #800 or higher to smooth the surface. spray and file until you cannot see the seam....
by anthonymak
26 May 2019, 10:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed
Replies: 31
Views: 6334

Re: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed

I plan on cutting my AEK case down to 60%. Can you explain your process further for hiding the cut marks? your measurement for the cut is very important. give a bit more room for your first cut and use rough sand paper to sand down the plastic to fit. use static model cement to hide the seam, use f...
by anthonymak
22 May 2019, 17:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed
Replies: 31
Views: 6334

Re: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed

That’s somewhat more pingy than I expected. No dental floss mod I guess? sounds like the iphone mic is quite sensitive. actual noise is not much pingy than the video. no floss mod. Oh man it even sounds great. Amazing work man :) yes it does sound great. feels like typing on AT and some what close ...
by anthonymak
22 May 2019, 03:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed
Replies: 31
Views: 6334

Re: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed

Here is a typing test video of this little keyboard. with and without solenoid.
by anthonymak
21 May 2019, 16:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed
Replies: 31
Views: 6334

Re: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed

yeah sure, will shoot a typing test of it later. thanks.
by anthonymak
21 May 2019, 09:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed
Replies: 31
Views: 6334

Re: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed

my f60 keeps revolving. have just turned it into capacitive buckling spring with customed pcb and xwhatsit. many thinks to iDollar letting me to modify his fssk pcb design.
by anthonymak
11 Apr 2019, 05:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed
Replies: 31
Views: 6334

Re: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed

zrrion wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 19:27
This is a super cool! Would you ever make one of these for someone else, asking for a friend.
I would do it for a good friend but almost impossible for someone I dont know. :D
by anthonymak
10 Apr 2019, 16:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed
Replies: 31
Views: 6334

Re: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed

snacksthecat wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 16:15
Turned out beautifully! How did you cut the plate?
I used dremel to cut the steel plate. I used simple hand saw to cut all the plastic. Except the rotor, I dont have any machine tool to do this.
by anthonymak
10 Apr 2019, 13:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Turn a model m into a fake ssk
Replies: 19
Views: 3194

Re: Turn a model m into a fake ssk

check out the newly completed fake kishsaver (or 60% here)

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