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by kelvinhall05
07 Jan 2021, 02:51
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] G80-11900 cable
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: [WTB] G80-11900 cable

USB or dual PS/2? I think I have a dual PS/2 cable (I have a G80-11900 and a replacement PCB so I don't need the original cable). I also have a USB G81-1900 which might have a compatible cable. I'm not sure cause the connector was cut off, but I would guess dual PS/2 because it terminated in two se...
by kelvinhall05
06 Jan 2021, 14:14
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] G80-11900 cable
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: [WTB] G80-11900 cable

USB or dual PS/2? I think I have a dual PS/2 cable (I have a G80-11900 and a replacement PCB so I don't need the original cable). I also have a USB G81-1900 which might have a compatible cable. I'm not sure cause the connector was cut off, but I would guess dual PS/2 because it terminated in two se...
by kelvinhall05
05 Jan 2021, 14:23
Forum: Gallery
Topic: I guess we need a thread to show how dirty a keyboard could be.
Replies: 26
Views: 2663

Re: I guess we need a thread to show how dirty a keyboard could be.

John Doe wrote:
05 Jan 2021, 12:44
ALPS blue plate, I hope the switches could be saved, or atleast part of them. :cry:



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Switchplates are almost certainly toast but the rest is totally savable. I speak from experience.
by kelvinhall05
04 Jan 2021, 19:03
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24351
Views: 2202605

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

FLS is overrated as fuck, [...] the switches aren't even that good and have a weird force curve and weighting. Mind you, there were three generations of them. The Wiki lists all three as "very smooth" which is not true . Yeah they aren't any smoother than any other decent linear, and they are as se...
by kelvinhall05
04 Jan 2021, 13:05
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24351
Views: 2202605

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/293940114587 Fujitsu Leaf Springs I've been seeing a bit about Fujitsu Leaf Springs lately. Previously I had assumed they would be on par with space invaders or simplified Alps in terms of price, but it seems they are becoming the new hotness. Did a popular reviewer compare...
by kelvinhall05
01 Jan 2021, 23:33
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] G80-11900 cable
Replies: 4
Views: 190

[WTB] G80-11900 cable

Need a G80-11900 cable. Black preferred (don't remember if there are other colours or not). Not looking to buy one outside of NA (Canada preferred) unless you can ship for cheap. Thanks.
by kelvinhall05
26 Dec 2020, 16:01
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: SKCL Green Switches
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: SKCL Green Switches

kajahtaa wrote:
25 Dec 2020, 21:53
Last PA1000h i saw on ebay went for 10$
I haven't seen them below $30-50 but OP this is your best bet. Will almost certainly be the cleanest green Alps you'll ever try.
by kelvinhall05
24 Dec 2020, 14:05
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24351
Views: 2202605

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Jan Pospisil wrote:
24 Dec 2020, 12:32
Oh damn, I've never seen one of these before. A 386 (?) in a keyboard?! Anyone know what switches it has?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-K ... 3866843371
White Alps. I also really want one but they are too expensive imo
by kelvinhall05
16 Dec 2020, 19:18
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3089
Views: 395162

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Erderm_ wrote:
16 Dec 2020, 18:58
And some Siemens keyboards! The one with more colorful keycaps is something I pieced together as it was missing half the original keyset. These switches feel amazing.
Great taste in keyboards, between smith corona leaf springs (smoother than vint blacks btw) and your secondhand s*emen boards.
by kelvinhall05
15 Dec 2020, 20:44
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3089
Views: 395162

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Erderm_ wrote:
15 Dec 2020, 17:40
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My Honeywell microswitch battleship! A dedicated post on this bad boy will be made soon. It's from the late 70s and even has a solenoid.
Gorgeous board. Where did you even find this thing?
by kelvinhall05
14 Dec 2020, 05:14
Forum: For sale
Topic: Jesseg's massive vintage sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1459

Re: Jesseg's massive vintage sale

Some really nice boards and good prices, glws, if shipping to me was worth it I'd certainly grab some stuff.
by kelvinhall05
13 Dec 2020, 16:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to improve MX Blacks?
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: How to improve MX Blacks?

Too much work to make them worth using. Spring swap at minimum, very likely lube, probably film while you have them taken apart. If they're muh muh vint blacks I'd just sell them to some dumbass on Reddit. Box Navy is awesome, I've heard good things about Jade but never used them. If you want a good...
by kelvinhall05
12 Dec 2020, 22:59
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24351
Views: 2202605

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254805426436 Avant Stellar, wonder whats the connection with Omnikey? Avant Stellar is a rebranded Gen4 Northgate Ultra-T. Programmable and Windows keys, but the EEPROM that holds the programming is supposedly prone to trouble. Switches are simplified Alps (SKBM), at least ...
by kelvinhall05
12 Dec 2020, 05:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 454118

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

First is a shit buckling spring clone, second is BTC foam and foil, third is NMB dome with slider, no idea on fourth but probably dome with slider.
by kelvinhall05
09 Dec 2020, 20:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Micronorth Keyboard
Replies: 29
Views: 1737

Re: Micronorth Keyboard

How do I get started? Is there a guide available on what I need aside from a Pro Micro and which steps I need to do, in order to get that board up and running? Also, which Pro Micro do I need? The one with 5V/16Mhz or the one with 3.3V/8Mhz? 5v/16MHz, follow this guide: soarerspromicro.pdf Ok, thes...
by kelvinhall05
08 Dec 2020, 22:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Handwired + Teensy + QMK = Confused
Replies: 32
Views: 3145

Re: Handwired + Teensy + QMK = Confused

QMK, if there was such a thing as Deskthority Gold, I'd send some your way. Question that's probably an obvious answer, but I want to make sure, anyway: a VirtualBox Linux VM is OK to use, right? I do have a couple other machines that I could install a full version of Linux, if necessary. Second, b...
by kelvinhall05
08 Dec 2020, 21:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Micronorth Keyboard
Replies: 29
Views: 1737

Re: Micronorth Keyboard

I've finally uploaded the photos here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xL4pYZxkefoVsE_3_UB36BB7h9FChXI0?usp=sharing PCB Topside, PCB Underside and PCB Combined are the files named. PS: I plugged it in my computer once using a passive at/ps2 adapter, is that bad? It didn't work, since it eit...
by kelvinhall05
08 Dec 2020, 01:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 454118

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I'd guess some rubber domes or something or futaba ma.
by kelvinhall05
06 Dec 2020, 21:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Micronorth Keyboard
Replies: 29
Views: 1737

Re: Micronorth Keyboard

Thanks for all the answers! I will upload some detailed photos of the pcb soon. I've finally uploaded the photos here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xL4pYZxkefoVsE_3_UB36BB7h9FChXI0?usp=sharing PCB Topside, PCB Underside and PCB Combined are the files named. PS: I plugged it in my compute...
by kelvinhall05
06 Dec 2020, 20:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Handwired + Teensy + QMK = Confused
Replies: 32
Views: 3145

Re: Handwired + Teensy + QMK = Confused

Good news: your PCB is quite easily traceable and has 8x15 matrix with diodes (ROW2COL direction in terms of QMK). Bad news: you need 15+8=23 IO pins to drive it. Pro Micro has only 18 and Teensy 2.0 has 21 (AFAIR). The good choise for this project would be WeAct STM32F401. It's supported by QMK, h...
by kelvinhall05
05 Dec 2020, 17:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Handwired + Teensy + QMK = Confused
Replies: 32
Views: 3145

Re: Handwired + Teensy + QMK = Confused

I'm getting there! Rows.jpg Thinking down the line a bit, is there a recommended controller? I know the Pro Micros that I have lying about for Soarer's Converters (I like IBM Model Ms) won't work. Teensy 2.0. 32u4-based so it'll be super easy to get QMK on it, and it has all the IO you need. It's o...
by kelvinhall05
04 Dec 2020, 23:22
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Interest Check] FK-5001/9000 calculator replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 3770

Re: [Interest Check] FK-5001/9000 calculator replacement

Sorry I got impatient and took matters into my own hands. IMG_20201204_162227.jpg Not buying unless you make the dick bigger. In all seriousness though, fantastic work. Will cock functionality be included in the final package? For you I'd have to make it smaller, sorry. But it'll be open source so ...
by kelvinhall05
04 Dec 2020, 23:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Interest Check] FK-5001/9000 calculator replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 3770

Re: [Interest Check] FK-5001/9000 calculator replacement

Sorry I got impatient and took matters into my own hands.
Spoiler:
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by kelvinhall05
04 Dec 2020, 20:50
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24351
Views: 2202605

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Yup, Keytronic.
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by kelvinhall05
04 Dec 2020, 19:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Handwired + Teensy + QMK = Confused
Replies: 32
Views: 3145

Re: Handwired + Teensy + QMK = Confused

That is almost the perfect board for replacing the controller in given it is mostly single sided and also has diodes so you will not have the keypress limit and also should have a fairly logical order. What i find helpful is to draw the layout of the board itself and the connections to the old cont...
by kelvinhall05
04 Dec 2020, 02:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Handwired + Teensy + QMK = Confused
Replies: 32
Views: 3145

Re: Handwired + Teensy + QMK = Confused

OK. Here's a continuity map. All those black circles and ovals are feeding off that first pin on the controller marked in blue. Did you get columns and rows backwards or am I looking at something incorrectly? a. Yes, I erased part of the pic. b. Yes, I know I have great talent in working with Micro...
by kelvinhall05
03 Dec 2020, 21:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4468
Views: 454118

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I found this old Bosch keyboard at my school, looks like a mechanical but I don't really know much about it. Is it rare or just trash? No tactile clicks and quite hard to press http://imgur.com/gallery/UyH6PmS http://imgur.com/gallery/WvXqN8O http://imgur.com/gallery/sJjFSXX Cherry MY 1800. Shit sw...
by kelvinhall05
03 Dec 2020, 20:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Handwired + Teensy + QMK = Confused
Replies: 32
Views: 3145

Re: Handwired + Teensy + QMK = Confused

Oh this is a really easy one. Rows are red, columns are blue. Remove all components on the board except for jumpers and diodes and then solder your Teensy in so that all the rows and columns go to io pins (making sure you note which row/column goes to which io pin). You will also have to map matrix ...
by kelvinhall05
03 Dec 2020, 04:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Handwired + Teensy + QMK = Confused
Replies: 32
Views: 3145

Re: Handwired + Teensy + QMK = Confused

I will give more info tomorrow but you'd likely end up using 20-25 IO pins as the 40 on the main controller are not all used. Only a few will be for IO. But you've mapped those two columns correctly. I can suggest some faster methods tomorrow morning. I could also help with QMK once you're at that s...

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