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by gipetto
14 Aug 2021, 17:28
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Merge C64 and VIC-20 keyboard articles?
Replies: 1
Views: 964

Re: Merge C64 and VIC-20 keyboard articles?

I own a c64 and don't see any need to merge both articles as it would cause confusion. the keycap colours between the c64 and vic20 are different, and keycaps are every bit as important as the mechanisms themselves, some would say even more so since the c64 had a heavy typing experience. they are no...
by gipetto
09 Jun 2021, 12:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Consul 262.3 keyboard with Hall Effect switches
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Consul 262.3 keyboard with Hall Effect switches

I wouldn't bother with a custom pcb. From other threads any solder rework done tends to fry the hall effect sensors. but i'm sure a controller replacement would be the easiest route. I assume a hold type hall effect would be similar to the alps em encoder datasheet. they have 3 pins for each sensor,...
by gipetto
05 Jun 2021, 23:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: !HELP Dactyl manuform not working
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: !HELP Dactyl manuform not working

swap the diode direction in the qmk code and see what happens, ROW2COL or COL2ROW. it's a common mistake for builders to make. if that doesn't work you'll need to copy down the pinout and manually edit into the code, or if you don't want to maintain a unique code then change the wiring to match the ...
by gipetto
01 Apr 2021, 22:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is this unremarkable?
Replies: 17
Views: 1305

Re: Is this unremarkable?

I'd try real melted butter, not the fake spread kind. I use it to remove tar from my hands.
by gipetto
31 Mar 2021, 17:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Keyboard bricks, instant matrix scan and other clacky things
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Re: Keyboard bricks, instant matrix scan and other clacky things

the lain by hsgw had instant matrix scan. nkey rollover with no diodes, was a neat design.

https://5z6p.com/products/lain/
by gipetto
27 Mar 2021, 22:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 'Vaporfly' switches - I want'em!
Replies: 27
Views: 1805

Re: 'Vaporfly' switches - I want'em!

the selling point is that it increases running efficiency. I am unsure how that could improve a switch. if you are talking about replacing a membrane with the foam the vaporfly uses the difference would be negligible. rubber done keybs are already quite easy to actuate.
by gipetto
20 Mar 2021, 11:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why are you into keyboards?
Replies: 42
Views: 2632

Re: Why are you into keyboards?

I like to use personalised computer peripherals. I have a ducky that required me to do a key combo every power on to set the backlight and it annoyed me. i have a form of ocd and i find it unpleasant to repeat myself. So i decided to replace the controller and play with macros to work around bugs in...
by gipetto
13 Mar 2021, 12:06
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25364
Views: 2983206

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

ultrasonic cleaner maybe.
by gipetto
26 Feb 2021, 23:18
Forum: News
Topic: Unicomp retired black 104/105 Classic models + latest on the Mini M SSK
Replies: 23
Views: 2770

Re: Unicomp retired black 104/105 Classic models + latest on the Mini M SSK

looks like the leds are soldered to the membrane so it won't be easy to change them.
https://sharktastica.co.uk/resources/im ... i_leds.jpg
by gipetto
08 Feb 2021, 12:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for a 3d printed AT101 spacebar file.
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: Looking for a 3d printed AT101 spacebar file.

No, fairly sure mine is 6.25. Mine is still usable but it jams occasionally. When i attempted to straighten the key it cracked so i reinforced the crack with hot glue. Mine looks like the bottom style with two barrel posts, if i chopped the key down i would lose the stab bar.
by gipetto
07 Feb 2021, 21:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for a 3d printed AT101 spacebar file.
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Looking for a 3d printed AT101 spacebar file.

I was an idiot and washed mine in hot water and warped it. I figure someone might have made an stl of one as they seem to be a common failure point.
by gipetto
07 Nov 2020, 21:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Connecting to a Model M membrane
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: Connecting to a Model M membrane

I don't own a model m but i came across part numbers for the membrane socket in the 101 key here. I hope it is of use to you, though it says 16 pin.

https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/blo ... /readme.md
by gipetto
28 Oct 2020, 10:37
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1541
Views: 228035

Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

shiey is a hobo youtuber who explores by train hopping europe and scales everthing. he's also an accomplished musician.

https://soundcloud.com/shieyfreedom/sets/safety
by gipetto
27 Oct 2020, 20:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Very Odd Problem with Alps / Alps Clone Keyboards
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: Very Odd Problem with Alps / Alps Clone Keyboards

If it was a medical issue then your finger would be on the s button, but if its an electrical issue then your finger is away. check while you type.
by gipetto
25 Oct 2020, 11:42
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25364
Views: 2983206

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

if you look at the f107 bidding history there are 26 consecutive bids from $1,450 to $3,550 from the same bidder before being outbid. the timestamps are weird as the winning bid from a different bidder has an older timestamp. i guess that is ebays automatic bidding feature. It wouldn't be impossible...
by gipetto
21 Oct 2020, 12:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The Memespring: A Restoration Log
Replies: 30
Views: 3797

Re: The Memespring: A Restoration Log

Alum is one of the best kept secrets among mechanics, it will dissolve a steel bolt wrung off deep inside an aluminum engine head. I don't know will it attack the plastic keycaps but it is one to consider. If you want to machine the switch plate you could use a small hss bit to drill the pilot hole ...
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: 26
Views: 11565

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: 26
Views: 11565

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: 1219

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: 3039

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: 3039

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: 3039

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: 952

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: 1541
Views: 228035

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: 1573

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: 1346

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: 1574

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: 1574

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: 1889

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.

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