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by gipetto
26 Sep 2020, 00:28
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Does anyone make "retro" USB mice in the style of the old, boxy ones from the 80s?
Replies: 24
Views: 7315

Re: Does anyone make "retro" USB mice in the style of the old, boxy ones from the 80s?

I had an ami mouse serial 3 button, looked identical to this ebay advert, loved the shape https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Vintage-Altrix-Serial-Mouse-RS232-3-three-button-MC-PC-switched/324221098218 the shape was such that it could fit any hand comfortably, if your fingers were long they would overhang the ...
by gipetto
24 Sep 2020, 20:55
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Does anyone make "retro" USB mice in the style of the old, boxy ones from the 80s?
Replies: 24
Views: 7315

Re: Does anyone make "retro" USB mice in the style of the old, boxy ones from the 80s?

I used a ball mouse far longer than I should have and they maxed out at 200 dpi, so acceleration was a must with modern screens or you would have lots of pixels you couldn't actually click on. i did a hack on linux a year ago to use a ball mouse and had to use a 6x sensitivity on my 1920x1080 screen.
by gipetto
03 Sep 2020, 12:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rebooting a Soarers?
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Rebooting a Soarers?

Is there any way you could detect when there's a load present and use it to power on the teensy, or stop pulling the RST line to ground. Put a transistor or a relay on the vcc DIN plug pin.
by gipetto
29 Aug 2020, 00:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead Focus 2001
Replies: 29
Views: 1809

Re: Dead Focus 2001

It would be little extra effort if you were already at the point of isolating switches in order to use an understandable matrix. The main difficulty would be isolating the extra circuitry properly to prevent shorts. The common cheap method is to use hot glue. This also helps to prevent traces from d...
by gipetto
28 Aug 2020, 23:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead Focus 2001
Replies: 29
Views: 1809

Re: Dead Focus 2001

> I know that you can map out an entire matrix, then wire it directly to a different controller, but that looks like it's a real pain to do. it's as painful as you make it for yourself. some refuse to cut pcb traces in order to keep the pcb original , but if you don't mind then you can have a standa...
by gipetto
28 Aug 2020, 17:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead Focus 2001
Replies: 29
Views: 1809

Re: Dead Focus 2001

I wouldn't bother replacing ic's i'd just fit in a teensy 2.0++ and have all the modern features.
by gipetto
21 Aug 2020, 11:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Working on a fully custom keyboard [SCHEMATIC]
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: Working on a fully custom keyboard [SCHEMATIC]

This matrix looks good. If I were you, I'd switch to a Pro Micro and make the matrix not look exactly like what the keyboard's layout will be (for example, if you have a 5x14 matrix for a 60%, you can use an 8x8 matrix and that will fit on a Pro Micro without having to use the two onboard LED resis...
by gipetto
19 Aug 2020, 01:11
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1505
Views: 157738

Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

I keep listening to the black mesa soundtrack playlist by joel nielsen. it's an underrated classic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S22AEt ... Xoil0mzusM
by gipetto
23 Jul 2020, 00:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where can I buy these stabilisers (from Hcman keyboard)?
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

Re: Where can I buy these stabilisers (from Hcman keyboard)?

They look like the stabs used in my motospeed ck104 except mine are black plastic. they click in from the top just the same.
by gipetto
10 Jul 2020, 18:12
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Keyboard with (or Bare Switches): Micro Switch SD Series 4B3A / Electrically Compatible
Replies: 1
Views: 1170

Re: [WTB] Keyboard with (or Bare Switches): Micro Switch SD Series 4B3A / Electrically Compatible

I saw this comment mention a microswitch sd keyboard viewtopic.php?p=466557#p466557
It's still listed for sale, but since the sd series has multiple switch stems I do not know if it would suit your needs. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254630753926
by gipetto
25 Jun 2020, 01:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: suggest me a 5 row vintage keyboard for hacking up.
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: suggest me a 5 row vintage keyboard for hacking up.

i'd need a wy-30 to avoid the function row and they have a controller lump. i'm strongly considering getting a jj50 case to have a quality build, though i'll handwire it with a postage board to avoid an annoying vusb bug in the stock pcb.
by gipetto
25 Jun 2020, 00:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: suggest me a 5 row vintage keyboard for hacking up.
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: suggest me a 5 row vintage keyboard for hacking up.

apple keyboard II has the controller lump on the back I don't care for. the pcjr keyb could work, although its rare and pricey. I could just get a 3 euro rubber dome from a local shop and re-use the casing. I'd have to glue plastic in the function key holes but when the next alternative is 60 euro m...
by gipetto
25 Jun 2020, 00:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: RS232 to USB?
Replies: 9
Views: 1082

Re: RS232 to USB?

i was looking at a honeywell brochure on google the other night and it mentioned rs485 along with rs232, so don't assume its the latter.
by gipetto
22 Jun 2020, 18:54
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23978
Views: 1954503

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

this uk hall effect keyb didn't sell last time it was posted here and was relisted
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254630753926
by gipetto
15 Jun 2020, 11:54
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23978
Views: 1954503

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143627521347 Second one looks like it has Micro Switch SD-series switches Not only that it is also some some kind of typesetting system keyboard. I sort of have a mini collection of these types of boards. Too bad it's not in better shape. it's near me unusually. would it be...
by gipetto
15 Jun 2020, 11:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: suggest me a 5 row vintage keyboard for hacking up.
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: suggest me a 5 row vintage keyboard for hacking up.

lol, i'm the last poster in that thread. that's what i'm going for though. I did find a source of amstrad rubber dome keyboards on ebay that would work but they're 50 euro delivered and bromine yellow to boot.
by gipetto
15 Jun 2020, 02:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: suggest me a 5 row vintage keyboard for hacking up.
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

suggest me a 5 row vintage keyboard for hacking up.

IMG_20150615_010054.jpg I built a plaid style 5x12 keyboard and I want a retro case for it. I saw a 60% build using the m0116 or m0118 apple case which looked excellent when it was cut down the middle and shortened. There's none on ebay though and i can't buy privately due to paypal. those are pric...
by gipetto
15 Jun 2020, 01:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Micro Switch 69SD5
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

Re: Micro Switch 69SD5

why are these keyboards so expensive? who is buying them to stack on a shelf in a museum.
by gipetto
12 Jun 2020, 10:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 88
Views: 10970

Re: READY - Cheap DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller

I was thinking that capacitive sensing might be used to upgrade the ibm model m to nkey rollover. someone who owns a bolt modded model m could experiment with sticking kapton tape over a membrane contact (like how the varmilo switch is done), then using a capacitive controller to detect if the key w...
by gipetto
12 Jun 2020, 10:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Convert Model M to QMK?
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Re: Convert Model M to QMK?

Because of the membrane they use it's not receptive to mods so a plug in external adapter is generally used.
by gipetto
12 Jun 2020, 10:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23978
Views: 1954503

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

weird 75% keyboard with accessory knobs and trackball covering as much space as the keypad.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zonare-Z-One-U ... 3804405766
by gipetto
08 Jun 2020, 11:10
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Micro Switch 53RW4-1 keyboard review (MS magnetic reed)
Replies: 14
Views: 2673

Re: Micro Switch 53RW4-1 keyboard review (MS magnetic reed)

it couldn't be filled in without making a custom pcb.
by gipetto
06 Jun 2020, 20:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry MX Black typing comparison (Alcatel, G80-2100, Deko, Nixdorf, Tipro, Wyse)
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Cherry MX Black typing comparison (Alcatel, G80-2100, Deko, Nixdorf, Tipro, Wyse)

I concur, like the tipro too. wouldn't buy one though, too high profile. that deko sounds classy though, no vibration, you would think it was an aluminium custom.
by gipetto
04 Jun 2020, 20:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 88
Views: 10970

Re: Coming Soon - Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller

varmillo converted the mx switch to capacitive by insulating one plate. internal pics here https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94239.0
by gipetto
04 Jun 2020, 19:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 88
Views: 10970

Re: Coming Soon - Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller

I guess i should have linked the reddit thread. ginjake mentioned he was using varmillo capacitive switches. If you inspect the pcb you'll see there's no switch diodes anywhere. https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyb ... _keyboard/
by gipetto
04 Jun 2020, 18:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 88
Views: 10970

Re: Coming Soon - Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller

I didn't see this project mentioned but since it uses capacitive switches and qmk i thought it would be relevant. I'm not sure what the chips are in the photo to use the project as a base.
https://github.com/ginjake/qmk_firmware ... s/ec_helix
by gipetto
02 Jun 2020, 15:29
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How did you found your internet nickname?
Replies: 27
Views: 4954

Re: How did you found your internet nickname?

I make a new handle whenever I start a new account usually, i chose this because i had enjoyed watching the movie being john malkovich and the protagonist was a puppeteer like the one in the story pinocchio.
by gipetto
31 May 2020, 01:07
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23978
Views: 1954503

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by gipetto
25 May 2020, 01:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Turning a full size into a 60%
Replies: 12
Views: 1594

Re: Turning a full size into a 60%

you would be faster with a hammer and chisel. I had to do that for woodworking class in school. it doesn't need to be pretty if its not visible.

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