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by kmnov2017
06 Jan 2021, 00:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: ReSKCM - Optical rework, and cloning of Alps SKCM/SKCL switches
Replies: 25
Views: 1114

Re: ReSKCM - Optical rework, and cloning of Alps SKCM/SKCL switches

I've had 5 Alps based boards over the years (2 SKCM blues, 1 white, 1 orange, 1 salmon), they were so disappointing it'd be such a waste of time, money and resources to try get them remade.
by kmnov2017
28 Dec 2020, 20:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Model M SSK Case
Replies: 15
Views: 696

Re: Model M SSK Case

Great job on the 3D printing! But then again, Unicomp (eventually and hopefully in the next 3 years) will begin selling their minis. They will also have their cases sold as parts. Going by their current pricing for the model M cases, they are likely to be in the range of 20 to 30 USD. Given this, I ...
by kmnov2017
23 Dec 2020, 11:32
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: My new keyboard came in!
Replies: 69
Views: 3406

Re: My new keyboard came in!

That’s a new model F62/F77
by kmnov2017
20 Dec 2020, 12:39
Forum: Group buys
Topic: FSSK PCBs (1st round)
Replies: 302
Views: 26157

Re: FSSK PCBs (1st round)

Wiggles wrote:
20 Dec 2020, 08:36
I know I'm waaaay too late with this one.. Any plans for a second round? Would be awesome!
Cheers :-)
Design files are public for anyone to order PCBs on their own.
by kmnov2017
10 Dec 2020, 16:14
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Soarer's converter PS/2 to USB
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: Soarer's converter PS/2 to USB

Ok that is good to know, however I cancelled because I didnt want to risk waiting to get it after the holidays/new year, because it defeats the purpose. So in that case I prefer to order directly from orihalcon, and let it take as long as it will, because I consider it a finer product. Thanks for y...
by kmnov2017
09 Dec 2020, 19:55
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Soarer's converter PS/2 to USB
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: Soarer's converter PS/2 to USB

Ok that is good to know, however I cancelled because I didnt want to risk waiting to get it after the holidays/new year, because it defeats the purpose. So in that case I prefer to order directly from orihalcon, and let it take as long as it will, because I consider it a finer product. Thanks for y...
by kmnov2017
03 Dec 2020, 00:15
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24356
Views: 2206873

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Even though IBM had a plant in Greennock for many years, Model Ms are an order of magnitude harder to find outside of the US (perhaps with the exception of Canada and Mexico). Besides that, terminal keyboards were sold with systems, such as the AS400, which were probably also much more rare outside...
by kmnov2017
22 Nov 2020, 00:11
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Model M 1391401 or 1390136
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: Model M 1391401

phinix wrote:
21 Nov 2020, 23:22
Looks like hard to find ANSI version...
ANSI in Europe is not going to be easy. Your best bet is to get one shipped from the US....
by kmnov2017
12 Nov 2020, 00:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: New Solenoid Driver Available (tested, works!)
Replies: 16
Views: 1304

Re: New Solenoid Driver Available (tested, works!)

First of all, I would like to thank you for all the boards you make and publish. I have already ordered several v1.0 PCBs from JLCPCB (they have restocked the inductor as of today) and I'm looking for a solenoid that would be compatible with the driver board. Have you been able to test it with any ...
by kmnov2017
11 Nov 2020, 08:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to use a Pro Micro as a cheap controller/converter
Replies: 339
Views: 120977

Re: How to use a Pro Micro as a cheap controller/converter

vibierendi13 wrote:
11 Nov 2020, 08:44
how did you guys determine that line is clock data + 5v when the board is unmarked
Usually the controller chip schematics are public. Use a multimeter to trace back cable leads to what is VCC and GND. For Data and Clock, just try both options until it works ....
by kmnov2017
10 Nov 2020, 00:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F spring dimensions ?
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Model F spring dimensions ?

Would anyone know of model F spring dimensions ?

Length, Diameter and wire thickness ?
by kmnov2017
09 Nov 2020, 23:53
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM model F122 3180
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: IBM model F122 3180

Who are you trying to kid?

The last one sold for 330 euros

https://www.ebay.com/itm/293805998829
by kmnov2017
30 Oct 2020, 10:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Switch DIN cables between KBs?
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Switch DIN cables between KBs?

Short answer - No you can't

Long answer - The PCB side connector is different by brand, model numbers and so on. The only way to be sure is to check the pin schematics and determine what each of the pins are designated as.
by kmnov2017
27 Oct 2020, 16:28
Forum: Group buys
Topic: New Compact Beamspring controller available
Replies: 26
Views: 2545

Re: New Compact Beamspring controller available

lucar wrote:
27 Oct 2020, 16:28
Hi,
awsome work!

I'm in the process of restoring an IBM 3276 keyboard (wiki/File:3276.jpg) and I wish to convert it to usb; as far as I understand Your design is compatible with these keyboards, can You confirm it ?

Thanks
Luca
It is...
by kmnov2017
27 Oct 2020, 00:51
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] Beam spring USB-C xwhatsit + solenoid drivers; Displaywriter xwhatsits as well
Replies: 31
Views: 4417

Re: [GB] Beam spring USB-C xwhatsit + solenoid drivers; Displaywriter xwhatsits as well

ramnes wrote:
27 Oct 2020, 00:48
You're cruel.
Significantly cheaper alternatives exist... Lookup TH Xwhatsit or SMD controllers ....
by kmnov2017
25 Oct 2020, 10:03
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Filco SA keycaps
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Filco SA keycaps

ShivaYash wrote:
25 Oct 2020, 08:16
Wazrach wrote:
11 Aug 2020, 09:51
Damn! I have the ISO version. :c
Is this still for sale?
https://www.keyboardco.com/product/doub ... keyset.asp
by kmnov2017
25 Oct 2020, 09:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xwhatsit/CS-Compatible IBM 3277 PCB
Replies: 106
Views: 16738

Re: Xwhatsit/CS-Compatible IBM 3277 PCB

ro0llo wrote:
25 Oct 2020, 08:32
Are those still being sold or will there be another gb in the future? Since yesterday finally got a beamspring!!
You can order one on your own from JLCPCB.com
Find the Gerber files on this thread, upload to JLCPCB and pay.
by kmnov2017
12 Oct 2020, 11:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Idea = "3D-Printed PCB" For Hotswappable Handwired Keyboard (Could Use Help, Too)
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Idea = "3D-Printed PCB" For Hotswappable Handwired Keyboard (Could Use Help, Too)

TrichotomySigil wrote:
12 Oct 2020, 05:40
...ad PCBs, afaik, are hard to design and expensive to make....
PCBs are actually quite cheap, JLCPCB can make them for less than 5 bucks a piece. MOQ is 5 though.
Github has several 100 open source PCBs for anyone to make...
by kmnov2017
08 Oct 2020, 17:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F - Sensing PCB Thickness?
Replies: 14
Views: 923

Re: IBM Model F - Sensing PCB Thickness?

ViviLazuli wrote:
08 Oct 2020, 16:29
I also thought about putting a pad under the empty barrel to the left of the space bar, but alas.
Use this viewtopic.php?t=23406.

There are 24 pins for columns and 8 sense positions for rows on the PCB, that's more than enough keys you'll need (192 keys!).
by kmnov2017
07 Oct 2020, 21:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Recommendation for Model F Solenoid
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Recommendation for Model F Solenoid

That one is 5v, so it probably isn't the one that will will want to replace an IBM solenoid. Also its probably going to be the size of a dime. I'm not sure where to get model F style solenoids, I need some as well. I might have to resort to making them myself :shock: You dont need to make these you...
by kmnov2017
06 Oct 2020, 14:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ISO PBT double shot key caps?
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: ISO PBT double shot key caps?

https://www.keyboardco.com/product/doub ... keyset.asp - These are ABS though...

And PBT double shots, but not as good looking https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/in ... ail&p=4189
by kmnov2017
06 Oct 2020, 12:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Recommendation for Model F Solenoid
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Recommendation for Model F Solenoid

That one is 5v, so it probably isn't the one that will will want to replace an IBM solenoid. Also its probably going to be the size of a dime. I'm not sure where to get model F style solenoids, I need some as well. I might have to resort to making them myself :shock: You dont need to make these you...
by kmnov2017
04 Oct 2020, 22:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F - Sensing PCB Thickness?
Replies: 14
Views: 923

Re: IBM Model F - Sensing PCB Thickness?

0.8 mm will allow you to bend it in place to fit the curved backplate.
by kmnov2017
30 Sep 2020, 23:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: New Solenoid Driver Available (tested, works!)
Replies: 16
Views: 1304

Re: New Solenoid Driver Available (design complete. needs testing)

ZedTheMan wrote:
30 Sep 2020, 20:40
Are we certain that we should be using "Assemble Bottom side"? The bottom side does not appear to have any of the SMD components and this seems counter to the directions on jlcpcb.
It should be the top side...
by kmnov2017
23 Sep 2020, 00:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: ARM-based IBM Model M USB controller
Replies: 9
Views: 580

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: 41
Views: 3300

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: 330

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: 403

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: 395

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....

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