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by swampangel
Today, 02:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Any cheap way to make or order a switchplate?
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Any cheap way to make or order a switchplate?

Do they do cases as well? For my project BSAD, I'll need a plate (seems doable, based on what you've said), plus a case to put it in, even if a cheap-ass acrylic base and whatnot. I don't know :? All the examples on their site are flat as far as I can see. I know that https://www.protocase.com/ is ...
by swampangel
Yesterday, 16:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Any cheap way to make or order a switchplate?
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Any cheap way to make or order a switchplate?

Assuming you're talking keyboard plates, and not contact plates: I recently ordered some plates from Laserboost. They seemed like the cheapest for a metal plate for me as a canadian. Two stainless tkl plates cost about 35€ each plus 14€ shipping. I downloaded dxf files from KLE, uploaded them to las...
by swampangel
13 Jun 2019, 14:17
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White
Replies: 53
Views: 3411

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White

Redmaus wrote:
13 Jun 2019, 03:12
Could anyone tell what the price was for these switches? I can't find it in the first post.
$0.75 USD/switch
by swampangel
11 Jun 2019, 18:16
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Acer 6011 PCB
Replies: 0
Views: 130

Acer 6011 PCB

The wiki has photos of the rear of a 6011 pcb, but not the front. In case it's useful to anyone:

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by swampangel
11 Jun 2019, 17:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rotating the M0110 connector
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Rotating the M0110 connector

I have the cables, but Hasu's directions aren't clear to me. Am I wiring this straight or crossover? I removed the 4p4c jacks from the keyboard and the converter. The converter had its jack in the "crossover" slot and examining the cable that came with the adapter, it appears to be a crossover cabl...
by swampangel
11 Jun 2019, 15:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Model M Screw mod - can you just use a regular drill?
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Model M Screw mod - can you just use a regular drill?

The ones I have, which were linked somewhere in viewtopic.php?f=7&t=9169, are 6.5mm long
by swampangel
08 Jun 2019, 04:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Changing Soarer's Converter data and clock pins
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Changing Soarer's Converter data and clock pins

You could try TMK or QMK if you haven't already, since those are open source. There are some convenient tools like http://www.tmk-kbd.com/tmk_keyboard/editor/ for Hasu's TMK converters and https://kbfirmware.com/ for generating QMK controller firmware.
by swampangel
07 Jun 2019, 14:45
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: latte/coffee solutions
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: latte/coffee solutions

An Aeropress makes a good espresso-like cup without much acidity, so it might be a nice intro to black coffee.

But I hope this is something that you and her have discussed already, and you're not trying to manage her diet for her.
by swampangel
07 Jun 2019, 13:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rotating the M0110 connector
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Rotating the M0110 connector

I have https://smile.amazon.com/Electronix-Exp ... 00B4ZRPEY/ which I use for most projects. There are many similar options, but make sure you get one with solid wire, not 'stranded', which is much more annoying to work with.
by swampangel
06 Jun 2019, 22:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rotating the M0110 connector
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Rotating the M0110 connector

I believe I would need to extend each wire by soldering in an "extension". Does anyone know or can recommend the type of wire I should use? Any other ideas on how to rotate this connector would be appreciated. If you're going to desolder the connector to rotate it, why not just solder new wires str...
by swampangel
05 Jun 2019, 23:16
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22468
Views: 1156609

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Sold now but :o
by swampangel
04 Jun 2019, 16:25
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White
Replies: 53
Views: 3411

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White

lsoelxi wrote:
05 May 2019, 09:59
I am planning the next GB.
The problem is, I need to activate my suspended PayPal account.
Did you have any luck getting paypal to unlock your account?
by swampangel
04 Jun 2019, 15:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Configuring IBM Model (Terminal M?) Soarer's converter
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Configuring IBM Model (Terminal M?) Soarer's converter

I wish I knew enough about soarer's to be more help. I do see that your screenshots show Scan Code Set 1 when the docs say it should be Code Set 3: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=17458.0 -- suggests the board might have dip switches to adjust. https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?p=105282#p10...
by swampangel
04 Jun 2019, 13:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Send language layout from USB HID keyboard
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Send language layout from USB HID keyboard

Now I started wondering if it would be possible to tell the host which keyboard layout to use, i.e. EN-US, so that keycodes will always get mapped on the right character on every machine. Any ideas? Others have given you some advice on why this might not be a great idea. But I think it's possible, ...
by swampangel
30 May 2019, 22:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ALPS CP10SJ550A Kanji Keyboard
Replies: 32
Views: 11132

Re: ALPS CP10SJ550A Kanji Keyboard

Tangent, but how do you like your Embody chair? (and specifically, have you noticed it getting creaky over time?)
by swampangel
30 May 2019, 16:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Configuring IBM Model (Terminal M?) Soarer's converter
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Configuring IBM Model (Terminal M?) Soarer's converter

I'm working on converting a terminal Model M at the moment, although with Hasu's TMK converter instead of Soarer's. Things to double check: 1. Is your pro micro 5V or 3.3V? (I messed up this time and bought a 3.3V pro micro. I had to recompile the firmware for 8MHz and attach the 5V wire from the ke...
by swampangel
30 May 2019, 00:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to have FR-4 switchplates made from PCB manufacturer?
Replies: 15
Views: 692

Re: How to have FR-4 switchplates made from PCB manufacturer?

Thanks again. I was getting frustrated with the process, but what you're saying makes sense -- my drawing needs to have the features of a normal circuit board
by swampangel
29 May 2019, 20:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to have FR-4 switchplates made from PCB manufacturer?
Replies: 15
Views: 692

Re: How to have FR-4 switchplates made from PCB manufacturer?

abrahamstechnology wrote:
29 May 2019, 20:14
One thing I did was use a schematic of a single capacitor connected to ground on both sides. I never got the issue you did but I think this may resolve it.
Thanks, I'll give that a go. Any other specific steps you took between importing the .dxf in easyeda and exporting the gerber files?
by swampangel
29 May 2019, 18:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to have FR-4 switchplates made from PCB manufacturer?
Replies: 15
Views: 692

Re: How to have FR-4 switchplates made from PCB manufacturer?

Thanks, I couldn't get it working in KiCad but I was able to do something similar with EasyEDA. I'll tell you how they work when they arrive in a few days. Can you share any more details about the steps you took? My problem is, I've generated gerber files via both KiCad and EasyEDA. With the easyed...
by swampangel
27 May 2019, 20:53
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [SHIPPED] Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)
Replies: 80
Views: 3762

Re: [SHIPPED] Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)

Next time I'm weighing all the packages myself and buying the labels online. I didn't know UPS would just throw all the numbers on a single receipt with no indication of who's who. If anyone else experienced shipping issues please let me know. If you enter a tracking number on UPS's site, it doesn'...
by swampangel
24 May 2019, 14:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: CommonSense quick-start / noob's guide
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: CommonSense quick-start / noob's guide

I'm hoping this guide can help ease the barrier to entry a little bit and get this project in the hands of non-technical / less-technical people. Once the details are put in context, the process of building one of these controllers is actually not very difficult at all. This guide is absolutely fan...
by swampangel
22 May 2019, 14:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3151
Views: 126852

Re: Alps Appreciation

Of the issues you mention, the PCB would only solve KRO. Do you see yourself keeping it in rotation long term with the rest? I've read that removing the pcb and hand wiring reduces the ping substantially. I figure I could do something similar with some foam or rubber mat between the switches and ne...
by swampangel
21 May 2019, 19:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??

Little update, today I received the keyboard. Very clean, looks almost like brand new, no yellow anywhere and feels & sounds amazing! Everything works, now I just have to figure out how to emulate or activate the Windows keys, but I don't think that's going to be a problem. Thank you all for the he...
by swampangel
19 May 2019, 18:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3151
Views: 126852

Re: Alps Appreciation

https://i.imgur.com/tpPsSG3.jpg I bought this M0110 in the winter, and I'm at a crossroads. Like others, I find the ping and the angle are a bit much, and the KRO isn't very impressive (with hasu's converter, but I'm pretty sure it's limited by the pcb). So far I've added new rubber feet, put foam ...
by swampangel
18 May 2019, 16:02
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22468
Views: 1156609

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Will say the case is very plasticky and creaky. A lot of flex. Not a very solid base for such cool switches. Still, glad I now own it! I wonder if the flex is a blessing in disguise. I did a 60% handwire with some MX-mount SMKs from taobao and bottoming out on the steel plate was pretty rough until...
by swampangel
17 May 2019, 21:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mini-Review: Miya Pro Sakura 65% by Ducky/Varmilo (MX Silver variant)
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Mini-Review: Miya Pro Sakura 65% by Ducky/Varmilo (MX Silver variant)

Maybe they shouldn't put MX Silvers for the space bar or at least design specific cushioning/stabilizers for it? I wonder if there's some useful mod to the switches/stabs without taking apart the board? I've read about people using O-rings, do you guys think that could help with the hard bottoming ...
by swampangel
17 May 2019, 13:28
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Golden Delicious PCB (Apple M0116 Replacement PCB)
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: [IC] Golden Delicious PCB (Apple M0116 Replacement PCB)

I think this is a great idea and I'm interested if the price is right.

I know USB-B will be solid but I worry about a chunky plug sticking out the side. Hopefully it can be oriented to accommodate a right-angle usb cable.
by swampangel
15 May 2019, 16:14
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White
Replies: 53
Views: 3411

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White

Given all of that, the fact that this batch of white Alps is more consistent and also is not as affected by "actuating before the click" as the blues is what makes this batch better than my already-excellent blue Alps. The only way I can top that is if I was somehow able to get my hands on NOS blue...
by swampangel
14 May 2019, 14:14
Forum: Taobao
Topic: Taobao links spreadsheet
Replies: 13
Views: 1145

Re: Taobao links spreadsheet

I think I posted this elsewhere but here's a couple of links on ordering from Taobao directly or via an agent: http://www.howtotao.com/buy-from-taobao/ https://www.reddit.com/r/RepLadies/comments/8o45qz/buying_direct_on_taobao_vs_using_an_agent/ I used Superbuy for my one-and-only order so far and t...
by swampangel
13 May 2019, 22:28
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White
Replies: 53
Views: 3411

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White

I'm in Canada and haven't got mine yet, but it sounds like they'll show up before long

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