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by kmnov2017
22 Jun 2019, 01:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New Beamspring Converters on Ebay
Replies: 13
Views: 674

Re: New Beamspring Converters on Ebay

Converters Demo Video, Thanks! https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDE1NDY0NDc0OA==.html?spm=a2hzp.8244740.0.0 https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDE1NDY0MDg5Ng==.html?spm=a2hzp.8244740.0.0 https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDE1NDYzOTM4MA==.html?spm=a2hzp.8244740.0.0 What are you using for these converters. Is...
by kmnov2017
21 Jun 2019, 17:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Any cheap way to make or order a switchplate?
Replies: 15
Views: 419

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

Alibaba has several sellers who can do it for a few bucks... Could you share a link? Try them - https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Dadesin-cnc-machining-aluminum-mechanical-keyboard_62054628148.html?spm=a2700.8443308.0.0.29ae3e5fo4TALS I haven't tried them myself, once you click on the above li...
by kmnov2017
21 Jun 2019, 16:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 3178 C2 1984 Restoration - Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 87

IBM 3178 C2 1984 Restoration - Questions

My IBM 3178 C2 "Blue switch" arrived today. I'd like to keep this board as original as possible and don't want to replace the controller with a CY8C-059 controller, at least not as of yet. I've seen references to a converter which appears to be a promicro based controller. The maintenance guide for ...
by kmnov2017
21 Jun 2019, 16:08
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3178 C2 1984
Replies: 12
Views: 435

IBM 3178 C2 1984

Look what arrived in mail today ! Tada! IMG_20190621_160003.jpg Notice the Nav cluster. It originally came with a ridiculous block cluster, I immediately moved some keys around and I now have the perfect nav cluster. IMG_20190621_160648.jpg The gold label is the best badge I've seen on any keyboard ...
by kmnov2017
21 Jun 2019, 01:03
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [EU] Model F's: 4704 F107, AT. Beamspring?
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: [EU] Model F's: 4704 F107, AT. Beamspring?

Looking for similar boards as well...
by kmnov2017
20 Jun 2019, 17:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Looking for an IBM 3178 Maintenance Manual
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Looking for an IBM 3178 Maintenance Manual

Redmaus got in touch with me, he doesn't have the Manual. So opening this thread again....
by kmnov2017
20 Jun 2019, 10:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Any cheap way to make or order a switchplate?
Replies: 15
Views: 419

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

Alibaba has several sellers who can do it for a few bucks...
by kmnov2017
19 Jun 2019, 23:43
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Xwhatsit - solenoid driver
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Xwhatsit - solenoid driver

OK, i've decided to build several of them on my own. Reach out to me if you need any....
by kmnov2017
19 Jun 2019, 00:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 1984 IBM 3178 Model C2 USB conversion with solenoid
Replies: 14
Views: 1380

Re: 1984 IBM 3178 Model C2 USB conversion with solenoid

I am looking for a pin out diagram on how to connect the different cables including the solenoid driver....
by kmnov2017
18 Jun 2019, 14:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Looking for an IBM 3178 Maintenance Manual
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Looking for an IBM 3178 Maintenance Manual

I am looking for an IBM 378 maintenance manual. Can anyone point me to a download source?
by kmnov2017
18 Jun 2019, 12:25
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Xwhatsit for Beamspring - any available?
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Xwhatsit for Beamspring - any available?

In that case, I'll build a few, I am anyway looking for solenoid drivers...
by kmnov2017
18 Jun 2019, 01:10
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Xwhatsit - solenoid driver
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Xwhatsit - solenoid driver

Does anyone have any solenoid drivers? Or else I’ll have to build one on my own...
by kmnov2017
17 Jun 2019, 22:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: CommonSense quick-start / noob's guide
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: CommonSense quick-start / noob's guide

How does one connect the solenoid driver?
by kmnov2017
17 Jun 2019, 22:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why do you need foam on your model f?
Replies: 22
Views: 758

Re: Why do you need foam on your model f?

I have no foam on one of my Model Fs. The keyboard works and sounds great. https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21888&p=444524&hilit=model+f+xt+restoration#p444524 When compared to the another Model F I own, that does have a foam, the sound on the one without a foam is slightly more pingy. Pe...
by kmnov2017
16 Jun 2019, 22:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help - IBM 3178 conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 125

Need help - IBM 3178 conversion

This board is popularly known as the Model F blue-switch and is also the only Model F that has a solenoid . From all who use this board, need some pointers on its conversion. On ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/163734585116 I see there is a converter that looks like a promicro converter (?). If anyone ...
by kmnov2017
07 Jun 2019, 23:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything
Replies: 22
Views: 1371

Re: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything

From what I heard, its over...
by kmnov2017
06 Jun 2019, 17:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: where to get a usb controller/adapter for a 5251 beamspring?
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: where to get a usb controller/adapter for a 5251 beamspring?

You can make one yourself for about 10 USD if you get yourself a capsense controller.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21899
by kmnov2017
06 Jun 2019, 17:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT New Old Stock
Replies: 9
Views: 422

Re: Model F XT New Old Stock

USD 350, Yikes !
by kmnov2017
04 Jun 2019, 08:24
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22489
Views: 1159439

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

CAD 350 .ROFL.....
by kmnov2017
02 Jun 2019, 22:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Configuring IBM Model (Terminal M?) Soarer's converter
Replies: 5
Views: 267

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

From the picture it seems the red light is ON on the promicro. If everything was wired up and flashed correctly you should only see a continuous green light. Check if the cables are shorting each other ? Check if the solder is constrained to the correct pinouts...
by kmnov2017
24 May 2019, 10:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: CommonSense quick-start / noob's guide
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: CommonSense quick-start / noob's guide

So this basically means I could use this as a replacement for Xwhatsit. Correct?
by kmnov2017
23 May 2019, 08:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: UPDATED: IBM Model F restoration - May 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: UPDATED: IBM Model F restoration - May 2019

What key is `¬ ? And why would I need that ?
by kmnov2017
22 May 2019, 22:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Examples of Soarer Converter configuration files please
Replies: 46
Views: 9520

Re: Examples of Soarer Converter configuration files please

Here's another example for an IBM XT

remapblock

BACKSLASH EUROPE_2
BACK_QUOTE BACKSLASH
PAD_PLUS PAD_ENTER
SCROLL_LOCK DELETE
LCTRL CAPS_LOCK
CAPS_LOCK LALT
LALT RCTRL

endblock


and that produces this layout:
modifiedLayout.jpg
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by kmnov2017
22 May 2019, 22:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: UPDATED: IBM Model F restoration - May 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: UPDATED: IBM Model F restoration - May 2019

As promised, here's the remapping entries I used:

remapblock

BACKSLASH EUROPE_2
BACK_QUOTE BACKSLASH
PAD_PLUS PAD_ENTER
SCROLL_LOCK DELETE
LCTRL CAPS_LOCK
CAPS_LOCK LALT
LALT RCTRL

endblock
by kmnov2017
22 May 2019, 12:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: UPDATED: IBM Model F restoration - May 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Teaser - IBM Model F restoration - May 2019

I wish I had found an F107 for 12 quids!
by kmnov2017
22 May 2019, 12:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: UPDATED: IBM Model F restoration - May 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 484

UPDATED: IBM Model F restoration - May 2019

Having looked around for a few months I got lucky and recently acquired an IBM Model F XT for GBP 12.5. In fact I am typing on it right now :wink: Here's the thing in all its glory, when it arrived...un-restored itsarrived.jpg One of the first things I did was to open it up. The label has a date of ...
by kmnov2017
22 May 2019, 10:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything
Replies: 22
Views: 1371

Re: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7l7iU3wvT9o

A guy live streamed his walk through of the place...

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