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by Twst
07 Aug 2020, 19:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 89
Views: 11925

Re: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller

tentator wrote:
06 Aug 2020, 22:36
Cool Twst! I really like how you solved adapting the DAC size from one to the other format! Genius! :) so happy it works!
Thanks!
I have learned to go with what you have on hand, and it seems to work perfectly ;)


In other news, there is this thing..
It's a machine gun. :shock:
by Twst
06 Aug 2020, 21:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 89
Views: 11925

Re: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller

All sorted! I had made a stupid mistake hooking it up and there was some tweaking needed in the threshold. Thank you Andrei!! And a big thanks to everyone working on this project. F122 is now tested working with this controller ;) Will report back when I have been using it for a couple of days. My f...
by Twst
06 Aug 2020, 15:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 89
Views: 11925

Re: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller

Small QMK update: I added F122 support based on the top layer picture from kmnov2017. There's a good chance it won't work out of the box, so if anyone has an f122 (with any type of xwhatsit controller), and you'd like to test QMK, let me know. Also I created through_hole variants of all the current...
by Twst
03 Aug 2020, 13:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: xwhatsit vs. tensey
Replies: 12
Views: 962

Re: xwhatsit vs. tensey

While Soarers work fine, it's kind of dated. It's possible to convert the terminal keyboard to QMK with all its features with a teensy or a pro micro without the need to replace the controller. https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/tree/master/keyboards/converter/ibm_terminal That beeing said, I like ...
by Twst
03 Aug 2020, 07:13
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] IBM Doubleshot Key Cap Set Group Buy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1432

Re: [IC] IBM Doubleshot Key Cap Set Group Buy?

Very enthusiastic about buckling spring caps. Definitely in!
by Twst
18 Jun 2020, 22:08
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5675
Views: 748454

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

I am a believer too. Have converted both my F77 and F62 to QMK and it works without a single hickup. Autocalibration seems to work its wonder every time I plug it in and it have accepted every macro and key config I have thrown at it. Such great work! Got the solenoid to fire with the solenoid drive...
by Twst
15 Jun 2020, 19:49
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5675
Views: 748454

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Sorry for posing all this annoying solenoid stuff.. :lol: Anyways, I just wanted to share my findings and for anyone that want a little more tactility and click here is a super fast and non invasive mounting option of the smaller 5v solenoid from sparkfun. f62 mini solenoid.jpg It will securely clam...
by Twst
15 Jun 2020, 08:07
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5675
Views: 748454

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Great sound twst! Did you use a key combination to switch on/off the solenoid? Didn't know that was possible! Thanks! Yep! The solenoid switch is found as "Exp Toggle" in the keymap dropdown in Capsense software. I placed it on a layer so I could turn in on and off as I see fit ;) Makes serious wor...
by Twst
14 Jun 2020, 00:53
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5675
Views: 748454

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Twst what is the throw distance of your solenoid if I may ask? Is there an order link? I read that the throw should be under 1mm. Since I ordered some xwhatsit solenoid drivers (now available to order on the project web site; will be delivered in a few weeks) I am also looking to order some recomme...
by Twst
13 Jun 2020, 20:42
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5675
Views: 748454

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

depletedvespene wrote:
13 Jun 2020, 20:28
Lovely. Now the quest for the best wood type begins! :D
Haha :lol:
And this was just some cheap scrap baltic birch. Makes me wonder how exotic hardwood types will sound :D
by Twst
13 Jun 2020, 20:22
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5675
Views: 748454

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Been tweaking the solenoid sound, and have settled on a little plywood glued inside to fire on.
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Gives more of a thock versus the pinging from hacking directly at the chassis. ;)
by Twst
08 Jun 2020, 13:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 89
Views: 11925

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

no I doubt you can brick it, but you could get to a not nice stack overflow maybe? :) I don't know the proton and if that would be much better, but in the end we also wanted to use here something cheap and easy to source, which also is part of the "mission" statement, right? But there are also secr...
by Twst
08 Jun 2020, 00:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 89
Views: 11925

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

This is defently pushing the beamspring and model fs and other capacitive board longer into the 21st century for anyone interested. Will build a couple of these for sure. When you have it running on the pro micro, should it be possible to drop in a proton, teensy++ etc with better specs to give a li...
by Twst
07 Jun 2020, 23:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 89
Views: 11925

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

Really neat!
Good job everyone involved! :)

How is the pro micro holding up memory wise with all this capsensing and extra QMK stuff?
by Twst
05 Jun 2020, 16:33
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5675
Views: 748454

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

You need to install the capsense software ( https://static.wongcornall.com/ibm-capsense-usb/ ) and adjust the current threshold until every key registrers. This value varies both from boards and from one computer to another. Ellipse's post a few post back included a picture step by step guide for th...
by Twst
04 Jun 2020, 11:39
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5675
Views: 748454

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Cool, looking forward to it. Should be straight forward with whatever plugged in it as long as you get the solenoid line to fire. Only when using the xwhatsit solenoid board you need a high pin to wake the board, but that should be easy enough to get going ;) Maybe a specific setting for activating ...
by Twst
04 Jun 2020, 11:11
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5675
Views: 748454

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Does the haptic feedback part of QMK work on the xwhatsit controller? Guess it still could be assigned to B6 as on the capsense?

Looking into of replacing the teensy running QMK in my F122 with the xwhatsit to get rid of the old controller and converting part :)
by Twst
04 Jun 2020, 10:48
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5675
Views: 748454

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

tentator wrote:
04 Jun 2020, 10:37
Are you by any chance on a Mac? :)
Sorry! Linux..
Could boot up windows though :roll:
by Twst
04 Jun 2020, 10:30
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5675
Views: 748454

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Yes that would be good; the problem is the keyboard spams keys as soon as it's plugged in, if the xwhatsit threshold is set too low. If there's a way to automatically send the xwhatsit into bootloader when it's connected that would be great. correct that's what this utility should do. I've sent you...
by Twst
03 Jun 2020, 00:35
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5675
Views: 748454

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Awesome Ellipse. And funny you should mention it. I’ve been working on a DIY solenoid solution. But great to have an option delivered with the keyboards. :) I have powered the solenoid and buzzer in my board with a simple circuit hooked up to the xwhatsit controller. This might not be the best or th...
by Twst
29 May 2020, 21:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: HelloThere's IBM Model F Cleaning/Restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 2958

Re: IBM Model F Cleaning/Restoration Question

Model Fs clean up very well!
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by Twst
29 May 2020, 20:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: HelloThere's IBM Model F Cleaning/Restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 2958

Re: IBM Model F Cleaning/Restoration Question

When restoring Model F i find it best to just use
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on all the goo and rust on the barrel plate and spray paint it afterwards ;)
Prefer to prime it with some rust stopper before some layers of black paint. Leaves you with a like new a surface :)
by Twst
21 May 2020, 19:02
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3058
Views: 371256

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

That gold in the recess all the way around was neat! Along with your desk, it looks like a million bucks :)
Good job on restoring. Really gives me the urge of hunting one down :roll:
by Twst
21 May 2020, 16:40
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3058
Views: 371256

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Behold! This was by far the most time consuming 'build' ever. I started resembling this thing at 9 am. It is now 4:30. I encountered a problem at nearly every step of the process. Well worth it though. It's.been my dream to own one of these ever since Chyros did his review. IMG_2869.jpgIMG_2870.jpg...
by Twst
14 May 2020, 10:51
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5675
Views: 748454

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

I am personally eager to test the QMK on the model F when I modify the layout to my liking - it's not that I really _need_ it. I just like to tinker with things. But people should not be scared off by thinking you have to do all kinds of pcb-shorting and flashing to get the keyboard stable and worki...
by Twst
14 May 2020, 09:44
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5675
Views: 748454

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

While it is cool that there are options and continious development software side. The default xwhatsit is perfectly fine, no issues at all for daily usage - so you should have no worries. On both my boards the threshold was set and forget in xwhatsit software. I haven't had the need to adjust anythi...
by Twst
02 May 2020, 19:51
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5675
Views: 748454

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Great that QMK is working well! Looking forward to pandew releasing it to be able to generate hex files myself. While it will be cool to test a standard layout or your layered layout, I need to be able to tweak it to my liking for a daily usage. Xwhatsits capsense does work perfectly on my boards, b...
by Twst
01 May 2020, 23:37
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5675
Views: 748454

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

tentator wrote:
01 May 2020, 10:35

If you're not scared to open it and reach the reset pads of the controller I'd suggest you to test the qmk firmware from Andrei and see if his autocalibration is more reliable?

Let me know.

Tent:wq
Is the capsense qmk firmware released anywhere for the fearless?
by Twst
27 Apr 2020, 21:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Model F PING dampen methods comparison
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: Model F PING dampen methods comparison

Interesting topic!

I just had a go testing the floss mod on my F77;

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