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by swampangel
18 Jun 2020, 17:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's WYSE Converter
Replies: 13
Views: 1524

Re: Soarer's WYSE Converter

Thanks! I got both in different attempts. The tool you posted seems promising but I’m realizing that even if I can strip the cable successfully it will be a pain to solder these thin threads to the teensey. I’m planning to just get some electric wires and skip the whole 4p4c connector. There should...
by swampangel
13 Jun 2020, 13:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recent Matias Switch Reliability
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Recent Matias Switch Reliability

I had matias switches fail on a KBParadise V80 from 2016, which was well after talk of an improved "v2" had started. There's never been any technical information about any changes, and I've had chattering switches now on the V80, an Ergo Pro, and a handwire from a bag of secondhand switches. So colo...
by swampangel
18 May 2020, 22:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Flashing TMK to Pro Micro for ADB converter
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Flashing TMK to Pro Micro for ADB converter

kelvinhall05 wrote:
18 May 2020, 18:40
One question though, which pin on the Pro Micro is PD0? I think the Github guide is for a Teensy but I am not certain.
Pin 2 on the pro micro is PD1, and pin 3 is PD0

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by swampangel
04 May 2020, 18:14
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Triumph Adler Typewriters, Typewriters, Typewriters....
Replies: 25
Views: 7787

Re: Triumph Adler Typewriters, Typewriters, Typewriters....

Oh that is nice. I can imagine that unyellowed it would have a nice clean modern look.

I have a set of those in dark brown and I got a plate cut, but I goofed on the bottom row and I haven't had the patience to take the dremel to it or the money to just order a replacement.
by swampangel
03 May 2020, 02:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What next?
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: What next?

https://www.lfkeyboards.com/smk-tkl/

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32764002294.html

Edit: I didn't find the white clicky ones in stock on aliexpress, but they're cheaper on taobao anyway: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a2 ... 6560209301
by swampangel
01 May 2020, 21:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Shiny chrome and gold Filco Mac ADB keyboards - any info?
Replies: 10
Views: 808

Re: Shiny chrome and gold Filco Mac ADB keyboards - any info?

derzemel wrote:
01 May 2020, 20:13
They look like a gaudy kitschy mess... and they are awesome.
Exactly :D
by swampangel
24 Apr 2020, 17:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Turning a full size into a 60%
Replies: 12
Views: 1545

Re: Turning a full size into a 60%

Wouldn't be as fancy, but couldn't you build a frame from straight pieces of wood and either leave the bottom open or then slap on a flat piece of wood or acrylic to close everything off? No need for a router then. This ^ here's my own example https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?p=457898#p457898 ...
by swampangel
23 Apr 2020, 22:19
Forum: Gallery
Topic: KiCad keyboard PCB generator
Replies: 12
Views: 1343

Re: KiCad keyboard PCB generator

Wow, thanks so much for sharing this. I had dreamed about building a tool like that, but never took it past learning the very basics of kicad. Excited to try this code. :D
by swampangel
09 Apr 2020, 21:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Numpad with non-Cherry switches
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: Numpad with non-Cherry switches

Are there any choices with switches other than Topre? It looks really nice, but with shipping to Japan I'd look at $160 (I checked, it isn't listed on amazon Japan). https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E6%9D%B1%E3%83%97%E3%83%AC-Realforce23U-%E9%9D%99%E9%9B%BB%E5%AE%B9%E9%87%8F%E7%84%A1%E6%8E%A5%E7%82%B9%E6%...
by swampangel
05 Apr 2020, 03:01
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Alternate Reality IBM colours
Replies: 49
Views: 11613

Re: Alternate Reality IBM colours

Whew I'd love to see those colours on one of Ellipse's Model Fs
by swampangel
30 Mar 2020, 20:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keycap Acrylic Infill
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Keycap Acrylic Infill

Haha swampangel! I sure wish I knew what I was doing and that I was more natural with some things but I persevere and try stuff anyways and hopefully it turns out! I know nothing about art so feel free to chime in on what I should have done with the brush or what brush would be best, etc. Can't arg...
by swampangel
28 Mar 2020, 16:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keycap Acrylic Infill
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Keycap Acrylic Infill

Looks good! But I laughed the first time you took that tiny 5/0 brush and just submerged it in the paint :lol:
by swampangel
26 Mar 2020, 22:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dell AT102W Alps SKCM Black - Price Check
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: Dell AT102W Alps SKCM Black - Price Check

Something like https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=23219&p=457438&hilit=at101w#p457438 For vintage alps boards, you have to evaluate the quality of the switches separate from the condition of the rest of the board. If you don't want to get a project board and clean them yourself, you can pa...
by swampangel
22 Mar 2020, 21:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Linear switch for autoimmune arthritis: light or heavy?
Replies: 24
Views: 1709

Re: Linear switch for autoimmune arthritis: light or heavy?

A more tedious but reliable option would be to linearize some white/cream damped alps (but these are bound to be heavier than 45g). My experience with Matias switches is that some will start to chatter, and they can usually be fixed permanently by disassembling/cleaning/reassembling, but on rare occ...
by swampangel
22 Mar 2020, 19:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Plate/PCB spacing for Alps?
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Plate/PCB spacing for Alps?

First, just a general warning that for Alps builds, you need to adapt any advice to the specific keycap sets and case you plan to use. The easiest way to lay out an alps plate is to take a layout from http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com and then paste it at http://builder.swillkb.com (making sure ...
by swampangel
21 Mar 2020, 20:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M - Any tips on gluing a chipped case?
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: IBM Model M - Any tips on gluing a chipped case?

Example of an Apple M3501 abs spacebar that had 2 pieces broken out of it, repaired with the tamiya cement: https://i.imgur.com/8xdBSSq.jpg https://i.imgur.com/BLOKhvG.jpg I didn't do a perfect job but, at a glance, it just looks like the plastic is scratched. You could take it further with a bit of...
by swampangel
21 Mar 2020, 15:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M - Any tips on gluing a chipped case?
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: IBM Model M - Any tips on gluing a chipped case?

So far my favourite for repairs of non-force-bearing plastic is https://www.amazon.ca/Tamiya-FBA_87038-Extra-Thin-Cement/dp/B000BMYWYC Quick set, strong bond, and produces an almost invisible seam if you get the parts fitted properly. I've also had some luck using E6000 glue to put a replacement ste...
by swampangel
20 Mar 2020, 21:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3602
Views: 275639

Re: Alps Appreciation

https://i.imgur.com/bLwRmTb.jpg Yesterday I finished replacing the original switch tops (top housing, slider, spring, and click leaf) in my Omnikey 101 with NOS pine white ones. The originals were maybe 7/10 after years of use so I'm going to clean and keep them for the next project. With the new s...
by swampangel
20 Mar 2020, 17:08
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5574
Views: 691963

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

It might be possible to make a custom firmware for the xwhatsit controller to fix this, but I haven't had any success on that front. I ended up just using autohotkey to do what I wanted to do. Sadly it's not a perfect solution, some applications don't really play nicely with it. You don't happen to...
by swampangel
05 Mar 2020, 19:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Question about 3D printed case
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Question about 3D printed case

Could use fine sandpaper or a dremel, or carefully trim it with an xacto knife.

From what I remember when I had access to a 3d printer, it would overfill the first layer like that by default for better adhesion to the bed, but it was adjustable in software.
by swampangel
13 Feb 2020, 15:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Rubber Dome Gateway 7000985 ALPS Plate mod
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Rubber Dome Gateway 7000985 ALPS Plate mod

abrahamstechnology wrote:
13 Feb 2020, 15:11
The multimedia controls will be functional too, I will be gluing microswitches in place under the buttons. then wiring them to the microcontroller.
I was wondering about that. Is that why you picked this case?
by swampangel
08 Feb 2020, 18:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M keyboard search
Replies: 41
Views: 3357

Re: IBM Model M keyboard search

If it feels good to type on, leave it. If there are keys that feel noticeably mushy, you might want to add screws in that area of the board.
by swampangel
06 Feb 2020, 14:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M keyboard search
Replies: 41
Views: 3357

Re: IBM Model M keyboard search

phinix wrote:
06 Feb 2020, 09:45
I don't have that 5.5mm nut driver, it would be easier to clean it, but I'll try to use brush and clean between keys that way...
If you don't want to buy one, you can try the pen trick: viewtopic.php?p=34013#p34013
by swampangel
29 Jan 2020, 00:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: TMK ADB-USB converter not working
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: TMK ADB-USB converter not working

AlpsComeback wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 00:38
Lol I'm an idiot I used rev.1 instead of rev.2, which is what I needed. Thank you for your help!
Nice, glad it was that easy :)
by swampangel
29 Jan 2020, 00:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: TMK ADB-USB converter not working
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: TMK ADB-USB converter not working

Was the converter working beforehand?

Did you compile the .hex on your machine (share your files with us) or did you download it from the TMK site (make sure you picked the right revision in the dropdown)?

What software did you use to flash the .hex? Have you used it successfully in the past?
by swampangel
23 Jan 2020, 14:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 797
Views: 173974

Re: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO

Others will be able to help you more with Soarer's, but I did find this comment, in case it's helpful https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/9b4xk9/considering_picking_this_up_looks_a_little_rough/e50ugc9/ E. Could this board be bluetooth-ed with a bluefruit feather at32u4, or is this...
by swampangel
16 Jan 2020, 14:45
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: phpBB update
Replies: 3
Views: 2542

Re: phpBB update

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Not a big deal, but missing breadcrumb text at the top of threads
by swampangel
13 Jan 2020, 22:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3602
Views: 275639

Re: Alps Appreciation

Just out of interest, does anybody game on their Alps keyboards as well? Or would it wear out the switches way too fast? Keyboards are meant to be used; don't hold back :) There's no way the wear and tear I put on my keyboards even comes close to what happens in a data entry or educational setting,...
by swampangel
12 Jan 2020, 22:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Zenith Z-150 XT Not Working on Mac
Replies: 20
Views: 1352

Re: Zenith Z-150 XT Not Working on Mac

If you select "change keyboard type" does it take you through the prompts to detect an unrecognized keyboard? I try to do that but it does not move onto the next screen after hitting the key. Thanks for the suggestion though. I have a cheap usb/ps2 adapter that shows the same symptoms with my macbo...
by swampangel
12 Jan 2020, 21:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Zenith Z-150 XT Not Working on Mac
Replies: 20
Views: 1352

Re: Zenith Z-150 XT Not Working on Mac

If you select "change keyboard type" does it take you through the prompts to detect an unrecognized keyboard?

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