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by gipetto
04 Dec 2019, 20:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What uk layout “gaming” keyboard should I get?
Replies: 10
Views: 572

Re: What uk layout “gaming” keyboard should I get?

most customs support iso I understand. I have a yd60mq 60% in iso-uk layout at the moment, or maybe you just want a prebuilt?
by gipetto
29 Nov 2019, 19:33
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: good mouse for CAD work?
Replies: 24
Views: 2933

Re: good mouse for CAD work?

I have the same issue and get painful aches in my middle click finger so I went for a zowie fk which uses a 3 pin middle click switch. then i replaced it with a D2F-01FL, which is half the force of the original switch. i still get the aches but not as bad, and i swap between two fingers.
by gipetto
28 Nov 2019, 14:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch) - Now USB converted via custom TMK scan module!
Replies: 69
Views: 7201

Re: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)

I don't know much about hall effect but I bought two of these alps em11b and according to the datasheet they are 5v friendly, so easy to interface with. you could remove the sensors from them. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32749448630.html
by gipetto
19 Nov 2019, 13:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Genius idea of the day
Replies: 98
Views: 7627

Re: Genius idea of the day

Someone could make a keyboard converter using a neural net so that in theory any obscure protocol could be supported as long as the voltages were correct.
by gipetto
05 Nov 2019, 11:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 3975

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

I have to say I have never seen an alps switch in person so my opinion will have to be taken with a grain of salt. Everyone assumes that an mx/alps hybrid will have the nexus slider and that causes the stability concern. But what if there was an alternative, expand the rail system in size so that an...
by gipetto
31 Oct 2019, 18:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 3975

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

why not alter an mx switch to feel like an alps instead to save on tooling costs. would it be possible to use an ultrasubminiature microswitch(mouse type) in a keyboard? mount it underneath the pcb so it actuates when unpressed.
by gipetto
31 Oct 2019, 02:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Converting a Reuters D3D Keyboard
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Re: Converting a Reuters D3D Keyboard

I'm sure it would be easy if you knew how, if you don't the controller is just a brick.
by gipetto
30 Oct 2019, 23:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Converting a Reuters D3D Keyboard
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Re: Converting a Reuters D3D Keyboard

You would have to be lucky to find the correct hardware and documentation. There's many advantages to a controller swap however, not least how inexpensive it is compared to bidding on rare ebay auctions. you should buy a teensy2.0++ for the task. It has a low learning curve compared to the cheaper s...
by gipetto
30 Oct 2019, 15:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Converting a Reuters D3D Keyboard
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Re: Converting a Reuters D3D Keyboard

Those ribbon cables are encouraging. it looks like an easy controller replacement. assuming you don't want to keep the db-25 port you will have to examine the pcb traces to identify which pins are rows and which are columns. see if there are diodes for each switch present. if there's not then you wi...
by gipetto
30 Oct 2019, 12:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Converting a Reuters D3D Keyboard
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Re: Converting a Reuters D3D Keyboard

You can start by opening the case and photographing the pcb.
by gipetto
26 Oct 2019, 21:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Missing keycap on my sgi granite
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: Missing keycap on my sgi granite

I searched ebay, did you mean the exact at101, or at101w, at101r etc will do as well? thanks the at101, at101w or at102. not the at101r, that's a rubber dome. I just suggested it because they use alps switches and are gray coloured. I have no idea if the keycap profile matches. sometimes you will s...
by gipetto
26 Oct 2019, 21:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Missing keycap on my sgi granite
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: Missing keycap on my sgi granite

I'd just use a cap from a common dell at101. It should also be possible to use resin casting to duplicate the keycap next to it. There's lots of youtube videos covering the process.
by gipetto
24 Oct 2019, 16:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Are there any unconvertible switches left?
Replies: 11
Views: 2278

Re: Are there any unconvertible switches left?

>There are some weird patents in the Wiki about rollover that remind me of what you write. Microsoft Sidewinder X4 also had increased rollover using resistors, and tho That was an interesting read, thanks. Well the microsoft rep admitted that their tech works by putting a resistor at each switch to ...
by gipetto
24 Oct 2019, 12:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Are there any unconvertible switches left?
Replies: 11
Views: 2278

Re: Are there any unconvertible switches left?

you've covered most of the electromagnetic spectrum there so unless you want to make a radioactive switch based on a smoke detector circuit or xrays then you're just doomed to rework the same designs. I always wanted to build a keyboard based on spdt switches, because it is possible to make them imm...
by gipetto
24 Oct 2019, 12:10
Forum: For sale
Topic: Vintage sale: Q203A, M2980, M0487, Famicom HVC-007, PC640
Replies: 8
Views: 1924

Re: Vintage sale: Q203A, M2980, M0487, Famicom HVC-007, PC640

they are a rubber dome that feels like a buckling spring.
by gipetto
23 Oct 2019, 23:45
Forum: For sale
Topic: Vintage sale: Q203A, M2980, M0487, Famicom HVC-007, PC640
Replies: 8
Views: 1924

Re: Vintage sale: Q203A, M2980, M0487, Famicom HVC-007, PC640

That epson is most likely fujitsu peerless switch. I owned one at one time.
by gipetto
23 Oct 2019, 21:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 262435

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I'm assuming this is rubber dome, does anyone think otherwise? https://i.imgur.com/c1np5DV.png?1 It could perhaps be a variation of the Acer keyboard with clicky Acer switches . That case variation is not in the Wiki. here's proof that the same shell at least comes with acer switches. https://www.r...

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