Search found 517 matches

by kmnov2017
23 Sep 2020, 00:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: ARM-based IBM Model M USB controller
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: ARM-based IBM Model M USB controller

Well, it's hard for me to estimate because I've used components from variuos sources, which were bought in different amounts, some parts I already had etc. I should make a nice BOM with multiple sources and prices listed. Also the important factor are the outrageous shipping prices to my country (t...
by kmnov2017
22 Sep 2020, 13:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit

Considering that engineering the flippers took ellipse a long time, why don't you just run a GB for PCB and the controller, without flippers ? This way people could use their own model f flippers, if they're compatible with the model m plate and barrels, and meanwhile you could further test your fl...
by kmnov2017
21 Sep 2020, 16:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Removing BS Plastic Inserts from Barrel
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Removing BS Plastic Inserts from Barrel

Tweezers worked for me, most of these are extremely stubborn to remove....
Given how snug these fit, there is no way qtips will work....
by kmnov2017
21 Sep 2020, 13:36
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] 3101 Beamspring barrelplate, backplate and PCB
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: [WTB] 3101 Beamspring barrelplate, backplate and PCB

Contact user emdude. His custom 3277 PCB needs an extra column to the left to make it compatible for 3101.
by kmnov2017
21 Sep 2020, 10:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SSK Firing \| when I press Left Shift
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: SSK Firing \| when I press Left Shift

Is your SSK ISO or ANSI? If ANSI, Is your software setting set to an ISO Layout? If yes, change settings back to ANSI...
Reply back if this still doesn't fix the problem....
by kmnov2017
17 Sep 2020, 22:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to get into custom keyboards?
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: How to get into custom keyboards?

That's interesting. Though I have not done it myself I know it is possible to design a PCB and then have that design made up. Is the same true of a metal plate? I assume a case would be the most difficult part as most cases are moulded and making the moulds has a lot of set-up cost. Obviously you c...
by kmnov2017
17 Sep 2020, 22:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to get into custom keyboards?
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: How to get into custom keyboards?

hellothere wrote:
17 Sep 2020, 18:44
Don't even need a plate if you go with PCB-mount switches :D.
Or for that matter skip the pcb, mount the switches on a plate and handwire ....
by kmnov2017
17 Sep 2020, 18:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to get into custom keyboards?
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: How to get into custom keyboards?

If you don't care about fancy metal cases, then just a PCB, plate and switches is all you need.
by kmnov2017
17 Sep 2020, 18:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Were all IBM WheelWriter keyboards buckling spring??
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Were all IBM WheelWriter keyboards buckling spring??

How much a spring has been used also changes the "clicky" feel of a board....
by kmnov2017
12 Sep 2020, 21:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to mod beamspring connectors for tightness
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: How to mod beamspring connectors for tightness

Great job Andrei, I am going to do that on my beamspring
by kmnov2017
07 Sep 2020, 13:48
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5561
Views: 689017

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

Tritian wrote:
07 Sep 2020, 13:25
i was under the impression that project was dead.. :(

Also, would love this kind of powdercoated zinc body in model m form
Start a group buy, and we'll buy it from you....
by kmnov2017
07 Sep 2020, 09:54
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards acquired in a year
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Keyboards acquired in a year

Redmaus wrote:
07 Sep 2020, 05:47
That nixdorf! Very very nice. I wonder if the switches are as smooth as they say
In my experience they are similar (if not exactly the same) to the vintage blacks.
by kmnov2017
06 Sep 2020, 11:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PS/2 to USB adapter PCB
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Re: PS/2 to USB adapter PCB

JLC is significantly cheaper and can assemble the SMD components for you as well....
by kmnov2017
06 Sep 2020, 11:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Shit, I fell for it
Replies: 41
Views: 1653

Re: Shit, I fell for it

I don’t see anything wrong with the listing at all, if someone wants to harvest the switches and sell the rest, where exactly is the problem ?
by kmnov2017
31 Aug 2020, 16:52
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23885
Views: 1864393

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Anybody who increases the bid by a 100 a full 4 days before the bid ends - doesn't have a clue on how auctions work.....
by kmnov2017
24 Aug 2020, 14:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Strangeness of an IBM Model F
Replies: 15
Views: 734

Re: Key Strangeness of an IBM Model F

Not trying to be snarky. I'm not an electrician in any way, shape, or form, am I understanding you correctly that you're saying the foam is necessary so you don't have a short? ....But I do wonder about using the keyboard without foam. I am sure I had read that this would leave the middle rows of k...
by kmnov2017
21 Aug 2020, 21:45
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5561
Views: 689017

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

latemodel24 wrote:
21 Aug 2020, 06:30
Do you know what the name of the grey is so I could maybe could have my soon to be f77 case sent off and powercoated then in that color.
RAL7030 is a close match....
by kmnov2017
20 Aug 2020, 14:10
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5561
Views: 689017

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

Lagomorph the new USB-C beam spring controllers have card edge connectors that are tighter fitting to the beam spring capacitive PCBs. Stick a piece of paper that runs along the entire length of the edge connector so that it fits more snug/tight. This will solve the problem.... Thanks guys. Can't b...
by kmnov2017
20 Aug 2020, 11:51
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5561
Views: 689017

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

Also a few of the new USB-C beam spring and beam spring - displaywriter controllers arrived! Ellipse, I have a 5251 with an xwhatsit controller I bought on ebay. While it works, it's exceedingly finicky. Any tiny jolt or movement of the keyboard and there's a decent chance that keys or rows will st...
by kmnov2017
20 Aug 2020, 00:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: A little love for Unicomp
Replies: 25
Views: 1078

Re: A little love for Unicomp

Hot take. My 2015 Unicomp M feels better than any of my IBM model M's. I'd buy more from them if I could. That being said, their new cases are definitely more creaky than OG IBM cases. That kinda makes me sad. I'm sure its been discussed, but is it different plastic? The best model M I tried was a ...
by kmnov2017
16 Aug 2020, 22:09
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] xwhatsit 5251 controller + solenoid driver
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: [WTB] xwhatsit 5251 controller + solenoid driver

shock__ wrote:
16 Aug 2020, 20:58
Thanks ... not sure if that option is competitively priced as I actually enjoy the soldering part.
But good to know about this.
Yup that's scam pricing...

Consider this viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23406&sid=f0d23c4a4 ... e657badead
by kmnov2017
15 Aug 2020, 10:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: M122 solenoid.... I know I know...
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: M122 solenoid.... I know I know...

A solenoid can be added to ANY keyboard. You need to program the firmware that sends a "fire/enable" signal through one of the controller pins, then something to drive the solenoid (like an NPN transistor).
by kmnov2017
13 Aug 2020, 20:30
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5561
Views: 689017

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

pencil_sketch_1597343290838.jpg
pencil_sketch_1597343290838.jpg (419.04 KiB) Viewed 1686 times
by kmnov2017
13 Aug 2020, 16:04
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5561
Views: 689017

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

Something like this ?
Sketch_1597327396372.jpg
Sketch_1597327396372.jpg (237.6 KiB) Viewed 420 times
by kmnov2017
12 Aug 2020, 22:01
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Beamfoot keycap + stab | Field +
Replies: 12
Views: 1615

Re: Beamfoot keycap + stab | Field +

digital_matthew wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 21:57
I just found one on ebay. It looks like the Field + key on this one is a weird rocker style tab key:

beamfoot.jpg
I am pretty sure its the same one being sold by the OP....
by kmnov2017
12 Aug 2020, 20:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: xwhatsit vs. tensey
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: xwhatsit vs. tensey

Coeus wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 20:21
kmnov2017 wrote:
04 Aug 2020, 22:44
Qmk firmware can be used on any type (not just terminal - but xt, at or usb as well)
...Soarer's firmware supports LED (attached to the teensy) which QMK does not....
QMK supports lock lights ...
by kmnov2017
12 Aug 2020, 19:23
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5561
Views: 689017

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

darkcruix wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 19:04
On a secondary note: I finished restoring my F122 (while I need a working controller for it to complete it).
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23406&hilit=through+hole+xwhatsit
by kmnov2017
11 Aug 2020, 11:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F XT Internal Cable Color Codes Help
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: IBM Model F XT Internal Cable Color Codes Help

By the way, I tried to figure out which was which by correlating the color of the wire with the position in the din plug and this immage http://www.kbdbabel.org/conn/kbd_connector_ibmpc.png , but it didn't work. There is no specific standard in colour coding. If you mess up the VCC to the wrong pin...
by kmnov2017
11 Aug 2020, 10:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F XT Internal Cable Color Codes Help
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: IBM Model F XT Internal Cable Color Codes Help

Hi there, Inside the Model F XT Cable, you will find wires coated in Brown, White, Red, and Black. These cables are for 5v, Data, Clock, and Ground, but I could not find which color corresponds to which function anywhere on the internet. If someone could help me out with this, I would be forever gr...

Go to advanced search