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by kralcifer
Yesterday, 01:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: HP-HIL
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: HP-HIL

Always such great photos hasu.
by kralcifer
Yesterday, 01:48
Forum: Gallery
Topic: HP HIL keyboard 98203C
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

Re:

HuBandiT wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 18:15
Anyone wants to revive the keyshapes?
Not sure if you meant it or not but I'd love to try. I've been trying learn Fusion 360 and this looks like a good challenge for it. Let me know if you want to do it.
by kralcifer
28 May 2020, 22:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

Wow, loved looking through your flickr photos JP!

... and I didn't even need to add an exclamation point to that sentence, kinda nice.
by kralcifer
28 May 2020, 19:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

great piece of history you were a part of there. very cool. There must be some inappropriate nerd humor about good ol' port 79.
by kralcifer
28 May 2020, 19:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

MMcM wrote:
28 May 2020, 15:21
preferred to go by initials. Consequently I called him Richard.
Haha, RMS I presume.
by kralcifer
28 May 2020, 05:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

MMcM, I have a light hearted question if it doesn't offend you. I have been seeing your handle MMcM and another DT user mcmaxmcmc. The way my brain works is that I was wondering of one was a shadow account or related to the other but looks like you are very different people. So then I started wonder...
by kralcifer
28 May 2020, 05:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

If there aren't enough modifier keys for a modern operating system, then you would like to enlist one of the lesser-used keys as a replacement. But modifiers require that you know both when the key is pressed and when it is released, so that you know whether it is still down when another key is pre...
by kralcifer
28 May 2020, 04:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

Modifiers - MMcM is right, but there is a twist. With single-shot keys there will be no keyboard repeat, and that's surprisingly painful. You would think it's no big deal right until you'll try to move cursor couple words to the left only to discover it just.. goes one char to the left and sits the...
by kralcifer
28 May 2020, 04:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

Looking good. Are you sure about your glue choice? What if you want to remove the foam pads from the rubber domes? Thanks! I'm absolutely not sure about my glue choice. What would you have chosen? I don't believe "no glue" is an option. It needs to stick to the top underside of the dome, i.e. it ca...
by kralcifer
28 May 2020, 04:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson QX-10 Keyboard NKRO USB conversion (Fujitsu 2nd Gen Leafsprings)
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: Epson QX-10 Keyboard NKRO USB conversion (Fujitsu 2nd Gen Leafsprings)

Sorry I spammed your topic Sangdrax. I respect the work you and snacksthecat do and did. I don't think I read closely enough that you already had found what you needed from documents before I spammed some pics and another link. I wish I could delete my comments from your topic so it would be cleaned...
by kralcifer
28 May 2020, 00:24
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Space Cadet PCB? - SD16273
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Space Cadet PCB? - SD16273

pretty darn cool.
by kralcifer
26 May 2020, 22:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: HP-HIL
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: HP-HIL

You gotta find one of those tic-tac-toe matrix boxes and hook it up!
by kralcifer
26 May 2020, 06:17
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Silicon Graphics RT6856T conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Silicon Graphics RT6856T conversion

Yes. This is not one of those, haha.

But it could be if I get new guts figured out for this version. Still has beautiful case and caps, so worth it IMO to try.
by kralcifer
26 May 2020, 06:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Silicon Graphics RT6856T conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Silicon Graphics RT6856T conversion

Since I've had my big epiphany that it might be possible for me to make anything via 3D modeling and 3D printing, I've started on the curved design problem. The base plate is curved and so is the plastic switch plate. https://i.imgur.com/b8SgUIM.jpg https://i.imgur.com/YZxRVTR.jpg I would like to ma...
by kralcifer
26 May 2020, 05:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Silicon Graphics RT6856T conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Silicon Graphics RT6856T conversion

bath before retrobrite https://i.imgur.com/RedZZHJ.jpg retrobrite set up https://i.imgur.com/CPTmOg8.jpg vacuum seal with hydrogen peroxide https://i.imgur.com/Cfb8UZA.jpg https://i.imgur.com/B5n2nHS.jpg https://i.imgur.com/b0wmbxh.jpg retrobrite combo of grow lamp and sous vida for super fast 1hr a...
by kralcifer
26 May 2020, 05:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Silicon Graphics RT6856T conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Silicon Graphics RT6856T conversion

I picked up 2 of these from one of my recycler streams. They are crappy NMB rubber domes. The case and keycaps are amazing so I would like to replace the guts with cherry mx or alps. https://i.imgur.com/25CAckz.jpg video playlist that I add to when I work on this project: https://www.youtube.com/pla...
by kralcifer
26 May 2020, 05:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

Why did you guys have to trace the PCB like that? I thought I should be able to look at the values coming out of the 8-pin DIN and convert there where the cable comes out. What am I missing? There are two kinds of conversions: a) protocol converter - a box providing the power and pretending to be t...
by kralcifer
26 May 2020, 05:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

Here's my video playlist that I add to as I work on the Epson:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 0Zlu3Qarfz
by kralcifer
26 May 2020, 05:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

Here's a pic of my PCB https://i.imgur.com/AOHmrHW.png DMA had some advice too. I ended up liking what I read here: https://www.mclpcb.com/pcb-corrosion/ So I went with a baking soda paste. https://i.imgur.com/NrXKXsB.jpg Funny part though is that my assumptions were completely wrong about the PCB b...
by kralcifer
26 May 2020, 04:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

and finally I thought I had rust on my PCB You can use a mild abrasive like fine sand paper or steel wool. It may scuff up the soldermask a bit but won't damage if you don't over do it. You can also try a bit of vinegar and salt solution on swabs to carefully clean just the copper parts. You will th...
by kralcifer
26 May 2020, 04:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

kralcifer wrote:
04 May 2020, 04:12
This article in 2002 seems to announce the first one, the RealForce 106. It doesn't mention anything about it coming from prior ideas. I have no idea of the date of my Epson Q703D-AA.

http://web.archive.org/web/200212071018 ... e_key.html
by kralcifer
26 May 2020, 04:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

The DT Wiki has some under Brother Dome and Foil that link back to DT threads for other boards as well like a Burroughs one. https://deskthority.net/wiki/Brother_dome_and_foil HaaTa's couple of posts: https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=12723&start=#p280667 https://deskthority.net/viewtopi...
by kralcifer
26 May 2020, 04:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

I noticed the broken stems, but the spacebar itself and the yellow keycap are very unique. I didn't found an article talking exactly about the QX-10 switches, but just seeing it you can notice that the keyboard is the same as yours. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epson_QX-10 Anyways doing the same r...
by kralcifer
26 May 2020, 04:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

Reposting a couple things about this Epson from the keycap contest I ran a while back. Epson Q703D-AA, Brother Dome and Foil (or proto topre) For the Epson proto topre, I couldn't find any QX-10 pics or articles that described topre like. Please share the link if you have it. What Chyros shows in hi...
by kralcifer
26 May 2020, 04:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

The first thing I ever got from my first recycler stream 6 months ago was 3 Keytronic foam and foil boards. I ordered a set of foam and foil replacements from texelec shortly thereafter but hadn't got around to applying them to one of the Keytronics yet. There was less foam disintegration in my Keyt...
by kralcifer
26 May 2020, 04:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

Here are some pics from the teardown. https://i.imgur.com/iuC569e.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Ayr6GXW.jpg The case and keycaps are in beautiful shape. The topre-like feeling is great, in spite of every bit of foam having disintegrated. https://i.imgur.com/8OoZgTb.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xw9Qzxl.jpg Read...
by kralcifer
26 May 2020, 03:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

I'm sure it's brother foam and foil. I'll post some pics about my teardown, cleaning, and my foam and foil replacement. Meant to anyways.
by kralcifer
26 May 2020, 03:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

DMA responded on my ask on Sangdrax's post. Hoping to continue discussion over on my thread here if that's alright. Reposting here: I've never done a conversion yet. I'm not seeing any mentions of Epson in Soarer/Hasu/Haata so far but still looking. Are sure it's foil? Leaf spring is a contact switc...
by kralcifer
26 May 2020, 03:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson QX-10 Keyboard NKRO USB conversion (Fujitsu 2nd Gen Leafsprings)
Replies: 8
Views: 1308

Re: Epson QX-10 Keyboard NKRO USB conversion (Fujitsu 2nd Gen Leafsprings)

Thanks for the reply DMA. Hope you won't mind chatting on my other thread about my Epson model. I'll repost your comment over there. And let's see a post about your new stripmaster and jigs! And thanks for not giving up on my Raytheon! I appreciate it. I'm trying to build up my endurance to your lev...
by kralcifer
25 May 2020, 22:17
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 474

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

My guess as a noob would be that I would put test leads into the 8-pin DIN connector, after knowing where pwr and gnd were and press keys and see what the leads say.

There are only 5 wires coming out. Why use a 7-pin DIN for 5 wires with 3 empty?

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