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by Jaki1122
23 Sep 2020, 03:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help making a Soarer's controller with a ProMicro
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Help making a Soarer's controller with a ProMicro

Hello everyone! Yes, its been a very very loooooong time since last time I posted, but as you know, I had to order new Pro Micros (mine was apparently busted) and when they finally arrived I was already on something else. Now I took out of the box the BigFoot and give it another try. Now the Pro Mic...
by Jaki1122
07 Apr 2020, 11:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Kidtech My First Keyboard (blister keys)
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Typing Demo XL - Kidtech My First Keyboard (blister keys)

I think you have a need of finding new ways of making yourself suffer... Don't worry, we'll make you a keyboard that's ortholinear, has an "ergonomic case", with TV remote like switches and caps, and that is connected to a metallic bracelet so it shocks you every time you press a key to let you know...
by Jaki1122
07 Apr 2020, 11:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help making a Soarer's controller with a ProMicro
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Help making a Soarer's controller with a ProMicro

I might be wrong but I don't recall it showing up as "Soarer's converter". Does it show up when you run lsusb? Try connecting a keyboard to it and seeing if it works. I think it will. It doesn't appear when running lsusb, but it does appear on the emergent notification on Win10 and in certain comma...
by Jaki1122
07 Apr 2020, 02:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3606
Views: 276107

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 Jaki1122
07 Apr 2020, 01:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help making a Soarer's controller with a ProMicro
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Help making a Soarer's controller with a ProMicro

I dunno, but I bought literally that exact same one (four of them, actually) and they all work fine as converters. Are you wiring it correctly? Maybe there's a short somewhere and it's resetting itself constantly, or yours is faulty. If you plug a Pro Micro with either the controller or converter f...
by Jaki1122
06 Apr 2020, 23:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help making a Soarer's controller with a ProMicro
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Help making a Soarer's controller with a ProMicro

Ok so yeah it does seem like it's flashing fine, but one thing to keep in mind is that the Bigfoot needs a controller, not a converter. I believe that requires a special .hex file/firmware, but I might be wrong. You are not wrong, that's the file that is supposed to work. However, I also attempted ...
by Jaki1122
06 Apr 2020, 22:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help making a Soarer's controller with a ProMicro
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Help making a Soarer's controller with a ProMicro

I use those exact Pro Micros, they work fine for controllers. Can you post AVRdude terminal output on Pastebin and link here? Sure! Here you go. Still doesn't want to work. https://pastebin.com/Dvj4JfHJ Ok so yeah it does seem like it's flashing fine, but one thing to keep in mind is that the Bigfo...
by Jaki1122
06 Apr 2020, 20:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help making a Soarer's controller with a ProMicro
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Help making a Soarer's controller with a ProMicro

kelvinhall05 wrote:
06 Apr 2020, 19:36
I use those exact Pro Micros, they work fine for controllers. Can you post AVRdude terminal output on Pastebin and link here?
Sure!
Here you go. Still doesn't want to work.
https://pastebin.com/Dvj4JfHJ
by Jaki1122
06 Apr 2020, 20:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help making a Soarer's controller with a ProMicro
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Help making a Soarer's controller with a ProMicro

They're finicky when it comes to flashing. It's good you're familiar with linux though. Since it's way easier to do it on that os. All necessary steps are here: https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?t=8448 I do it this way: 1. Pro Micro connected to check the device name in terminal. 2. Disconnect ...
by Jaki1122
06 Apr 2020, 16:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help making a Soarer's controller with a ProMicro
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Help making a Soarer's controller with a ProMicro

Hi everyone, first of all, thanks for reading! Well, some time ago (6 months ago or so) I made a Soarer's adapter for a Model F XT and it works flawlessly. Now I got a BigFoot, so I'm trying to do the same, but I'm running with a little issue. If I didn't understood badly, making a controller or a c...
by Jaki1122
20 Mar 2020, 05:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F BigFoot... 8521
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: IBM Model F BigFoot... 8521

Hey everyone, thanks for all the responses, and sorry for not coming here for a couple of days. Anyway, the Cypress board concept is quite interesting, obviously it can also be done with an Arduino that has HID compatiblity (ATMEGA32u4 for example) and enough pins, but of course, the Cypress is chea...
by Jaki1122
18 Mar 2020, 03:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F BigFoot... 8521
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: IBM Model F BigFoot... 8521

Some attached pictures!
by Jaki1122
18 Mar 2020, 03:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F BigFoot... 8521
Replies: 9
Views: 831

IBM Model F BigFoot... 8521

Hello everyone, hope you are doing well. So, I got a Model F 8521, a model that certainly is not that popular as I thought it would be. Well its just a normal BigFoot, but with Spanish layout and legends. I'm currently in the process of building a controller (not adaptor, as this model doesn't have ...
by Jaki1122
20 Jan 2020, 01:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 1607

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

Today finally I got a moment of pace and excitement to change my broken flipper on the Model F. It's working beautifully now, all keys feel and sound as they should, just awesome. Thanks for the help again Mr, SneakyRobb for sending those spare switches for the F and the other "fun" switches you inc...
by Jaki1122
11 Jan 2020, 06:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 1607

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

Yesterday I received the flippers thanks to SneakyRobb. I'll tell you when I open and fix the keyboard.
Thanks Robb!
by Jaki1122
03 Jan 2020, 18:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 1607

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

as you know the model F's aren't exactly the easiest to take apart. For what it's worth, the XT is by far the easiest to take apart and put back together. Back in the day I refurbished several of them by hand without resorting to clamps. I previously thought that the AT and XT would be the same to ...
by Jaki1122
03 Jan 2020, 18:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for a plastic case for an IBM Model F XT.
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: Looking for a plastic case for an IBM Model F XT.

Hi, How nice! Thank you! I'd appreciate it greatly if you could ask for me. I'll look forward to hearing from you. I asked Clicky a few months ago about Model Fs, but it seems they don't sell them now. Only Model M. Perhaps they have a few Model F XT cases lying around. I asked the seller, I'll tel...
by Jaki1122
02 Jan 2020, 15:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 1607

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

Also, the local seller is not responding to me for some reason. Any suggestions to get a flipper? An original one from another F XT if possible. I'm thinking on getting one of those Keychains and get the flipper from there..
by Jaki1122
02 Jan 2020, 14:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 1607

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

Well the key was just fine when I put the keyboard together again, and over time it started sounding and feeling weird. I don't know why that happened. However, i taught that maybe the spring was not properly attached to the flipper so I pushed it down a little with the aid of a toothpick and that's...
by Jaki1122
02 Jan 2020, 09:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for a plastic case for an IBM Model F XT.
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: Looking for a plastic case for an IBM Model F XT.

I might be able to help. There's a seller in Spanish 2nd hand portal Wallapop that sells parts for Model F. I can ask how much would it be and then send to you the case, I don't mind doing it for you. Here's the link to the ad: https://es.wallapop.com/item/teclas-sueltas-con-muelle-de-teclado-ibm-mo...
by Jaki1122
02 Jan 2020, 01:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 1607

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

Ok, I tried to push the spring and the switch broke in 2 parts. I think this has been my fault. This stinks. Found a local seller that sells switches from a model F, I'll get one an... that's it. I just want to forget this happened. Stupid switch
24 euros is this going to cost me.
by Jaki1122
01 Jan 2020, 21:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 1607

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

Here the photos in high resolution of the switch.
The faulty one is the corresponding to the 2 on the numpad, that is, the one in the middle of the top three.
by Jaki1122
01 Jan 2020, 20:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 1607

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

I posted a few steps how to hold the keyboard when pressing keycaps on . I have had similar keys like yours where a key would make an unsatisfying "ploink" sound and where it would feel weird. Just removing the keycap and putting it back on in a specific way solved the issue. Tried that but still n...
by Jaki1122
01 Jan 2020, 04:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 1607

IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

Hello everyone, I have a small issue with my IBM Model F XT that I restored not long ago. I did a full restoration, took it apart completely, removed all dust and rust, repainetd, new foam and put it back together again and it was perfectly fine, but then after a month or so this key started behavin...
by Jaki1122
21 Nov 2019, 07:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4312
Views: 382889

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

What is this? Looks like a Model F but has no IBM logo anywhere... https://img.milanuncios.com/fg/2674/70/267470433_1.jpg?VersionId=9bWvxGy9Ok0OBiloecXohSTJ0AOywvOq https://img.milanuncios.com/fg/2674/70/267470433_5.jpg?VersionId=Gb_aIzOskUaw2X74XkazhpkSyijqHkKr Not worth it. https://www.ebay.com/i...
by Jaki1122
21 Nov 2019, 05:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4312
Views: 382889

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

What is this? Looks like a Model F but has no IBM logo anywhere...
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by Jaki1122
11 Nov 2019, 20:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4312
Views: 382889

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Any ideas on what is this?? https://cdn.wallapop.com/images/10420/5t/t5/__/c10420p352399657/i824174854.jpg?pictureSize=W640 https://cdn.wallapop.com/images/10420/5t/t5/__/c10420p352399657/i824166033.jpg?pictureSize=W640 https://cdn.wallapop.com/images/10420/5t/t5/__/c10420p352399657/i890679264.jpg?p...
by Jaki1122
04 Nov 2019, 03:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tried ALPS for the first time
Replies: 14
Views: 2109

Re: Tried ALPS for the first time

My first ALPS was my beloved Northgate Omnikey 101 I imported from USA. Almost NOS, it feels amazing. Even more considering my previous keyboard was... the one in my laptop and a Genius crap thing. Ever since, I got myself a Monterey KBD 104 that was in poor condition and restored it. Still not at 1...
by Jaki1122
04 Nov 2019, 03:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Restoration 1986 Olivetti ANK 1924 & ask for advice
Replies: 0
Views: 1271

Restoration 1986 Olivetti ANK 1924 & ask for advice

Soooo... I guess I was lucky as hell. I went to one of those street markets and found this dirty boy. Already cleaned the keycaps, they look amazing, almost no tear nor wear. Also opened the keyboard to see what we got there (as you can see in the photos). I'll keep you updated with the restoration ...
by Jaki1122
17 Oct 2019, 03:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812
Replies: 10
Views: 2076

Re: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812

Last update to this post. Thanks to @Mattelec who donated a functioning Cherry controllerd board, I colud get the keyboard to work. As you may have already deduced, I just changed the controller board for a working one.

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