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by fricked
10 Nov 2020, 02:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit
Replies: 38
Views: 2468

Re: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit

Hi, @fricked : any recent news on this project? (Or newer pictures/designs/schematics of parts to share?) Unfortunately I haven't been working on it lately :( There was much less interest than I expected so this project doesn't seem very viable. I might do it anyway counting on future uses for the ...
by fricked
01 Oct 2020, 18:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Strange Unknown Old Keyboard - Help with identification
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Strange Unknown Old Keyboard - Help with identification

Found this beauty for pretty cheap and I couldn't help myself https://i.imgur.com/0LzuaBp.jpg If you have any ideas what the switches are or how old this thing is, drop a comment :oops: pics below I restore it Mounting cross is at an angle (this one is kinda broken though) https://i.imgur.com/Uiw3Hw...
by fricked
01 Oct 2020, 02:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit
Replies: 38
Views: 2468

Re: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit

Speaking of variations between models, I have observed in my own model Ms the following: Some bottom cases don't have these mounting tabs for the controller; instead, the controller screws onto the back plate: https://i.imgur.com/FlcYgR6.png Sometimes the membrane is glued to the back plate: https:/...
by fricked
01 Oct 2020, 02:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit
Replies: 38
Views: 2468

Re: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit

Would be cool to support lock lights, although each generation of Model M had a different interface between the lights and the controller - so maybe its not feasible I will include the lock lights "header" on the pcb but people will have to figure out the connection themselves given that they diffe...
by fricked
24 Sep 2020, 20:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit
Replies: 38
Views: 2468

Re: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit

Re: conductivity - get a 8B pencil (or pure graphite if you have access) and draw a solid plane of graphite on the bottom of the flipper. It would flake off after couple thousand keypresses - but for a quick check it should do. Note: NOT charcoal. Charcoal doesn't work for this particular case. Don...
by fricked
23 Sep 2020, 18:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit
Replies: 38
Views: 2468

Re: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit

You just can't compare a group buy with sourcing independently the stuff from different vendors. Having the PCB and the controller delivered probably cost as much as a GB spot :-) that's why a smaller group buy could have been interesting while you source the flippers. Anyway, if you're so sure abo...
by fricked
22 Sep 2020, 16:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit
Replies: 38
Views: 2468

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 fricked
22 Sep 2020, 16:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit
Replies: 38
Views: 2468

Re: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit

Fnhanced kfyboard? I'm in! I bet terminal Model M keyboards will be ideal "donor" boards, so that begs the issue of ensuring the necessary recabling and whatnot is considered as an integral (or at least, a close-to-core option) part of the project. A cable will most likely be included, I haven't ye...
by fricked
21 Sep 2020, 17:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit
Replies: 38
Views: 2468

Re: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit

zzxx53 wrote:
21 Sep 2020, 17:31
Finally someone's working on reviving the Model MF project!
Just making sure, there's no plan to also print the barrel plate, right?
No such plans at the moment, the M barrel plate is compatible with very little modification
by fricked
21 Sep 2020, 17:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit
Replies: 38
Views: 2468

Re: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit

dcopellino wrote:
21 Sep 2020, 14:26
Very interesting initiative that seems paving the way to a new m/f hybrid project now that hybrid is so fashionable.
I'am in if only the survey worked. Please, fix the broken link.
Changed it to a google form, here's the new link: https://forms.gle/oz6EXbdKAtyEKZAu7
by fricked
21 Sep 2020, 04:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit
Replies: 38
Views: 2468

[IC] IBM M2F Conversion Kit

This is an interest check for an IBM Model M to F conversion kit. The purpose of this mod: to replicate the superior Model F internals in the superior layout and availability of the Model M. The kit would include: - (110x) Model F flipper (reproduction; not an original IBM part) - (110x) Model F sp...
by fricked
21 Sep 2020, 04:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resin print keyboard parts factory
Replies: 52
Views: 3557

Re: Resin print keyboard parts factory

Update on the flippers: Today SneakyRobb printed for me his latest flipper model, as well as my model that I sent him. His spring holder needs a revision but with some destructive modification (jammed the spring on) it works very well. Here is a sound test comparing both of our flippers to IBM flipp...
by fricked
25 Aug 2020, 02:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Terminal Model M Cable Re-coiling Attempt (heat gun)
Replies: 10
Views: 1308

Re: Terminal Model M Cable Re-coiling Attempt (heat gun)

Darkshado wrote:
21 Aug 2020, 22:58
You need to reverse the coil to get a proper retractable effet according to this
Woah, golden tidbit right here!

Here it is reversed:
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Nice and tight! Still pretty ugly though
by fricked
28 Jul 2020, 18:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Terminal Model M Cable Re-coiling Attempt (heat gun)
Replies: 10
Views: 1308

Re: Terminal Model M Cable Re-coiling Attempt (heat gun)

Update: gave it 6 heat/cool cycles without taking it off the rod but the result is pretty much the same:

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by fricked
28 Jul 2020, 01:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Terminal Model M Cable Re-coiling Attempt (heat gun)
Replies: 10
Views: 1308

Terminal Model M Cable Re-coiling Attempt (heat gun)

Had some of these terminal model m cables lying around but they are ugly so i decided to try to re-coil them by wrapping them around a rod and heating them with a heat gun and letting them air dry gallery: https://imgur.com/gallery/gkUuZ50 original cable was about 1m long: https://i.imgur.com/d4R6zY...
by fricked
13 Jul 2020, 23:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom Space Invader Keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Re: Custom Space Invader Keyboard - God Layout?

Update: the cardboard was annoying and wobble wobble so i came up with a more permanent solution

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by fricked
10 Jul 2020, 21:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom Space Invader Keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Re: Custom Space Invader Keyboard - God Layout?

Case was damaged, cable was cut, missing some crucial keycaps and a couple switches were faulty. "beyond repair" was definitely an exaggeration but it wouldn't be worth the effort in my opinion. Plus, I wouldn't even use it now that I'm switching to this layout ;)
by fricked
10 Jul 2020, 20:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom Space Invader Keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Custom Space Invader Keyboard

I wanted to make a keyboard with a lot of keys for typing (most importantly at least 6 thumb keys), but that layout doesn't exist so I had to take matters into my own hands. When I got my hands on a beyond repair badly damaged Tanden with space invader clickies, https://i.imgur.com/98nK2rA.png I kne...
by fricked
24 Mar 2020, 19:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 797
Views: 183951

Re: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO

Could this be done on an attiny85? I've used Engicoder's xt to ps2 and it works like a charm but now I've got some terminals i want to convert
by fricked
23 Mar 2020, 03:23
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Focus FK 2000 Plus with Arabic Sublegends
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Focus FK 2000 Plus with Arabic Sublegends

where did you find it

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