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by Gnho
03 Aug 2020, 00:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5140 "Convertible" conversion
Replies: 36
Views: 6565

Re: IBM 5140 "Convertible" conversion

Reviving an old post here: https://i.imgur.com/l0XAmo7.jpg For some reason only these keys are registering when I use hid_listen. I checked all the soldering joints and they don't look that different from the ones that are working. The multimeter also beeps on all columns and rows. I'm using a Teens...
by Gnho
20 Jul 2020, 17:11
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5360
Views: 651537

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

Hi all- I am running into a problem with xwhatsit's controller. For whatever reason, the .exe file disappeared and does not reappear after I unzip the downloaded file again. I asked my antivirus to skip this folder but the same issue still persists. Does anyone have a similar experience? Any clue on...
by Gnho
07 Jul 2020, 16:56
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23712
Views: 1765199

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Damonskv wrote:
07 Jul 2020, 16:52
Gnho wrote:
07 Jul 2020, 16:46
Really? You have a link?
It was an limited offer from a local Makita distributor, I think this cases accumulated and they just wanted to get rid of them
Cool thanks! That's a great find!
by Gnho
07 Jul 2020, 16:46
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23712
Views: 1765199

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Really? You have a link?
by Gnho
07 Jul 2020, 15:43
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23712
Views: 1765199

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by Gnho
03 Jul 2020, 02:15
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23712
Views: 1765199

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Made a mistake of ordering four cables... contacted the seller and s/he's willing to cancel it. Feels like a legit guy to me.
by Gnho
01 Jul 2020, 09:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4280
Views: 353400

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Never have an F&F. I know some people really hate it... I suppose I should start looking for an xwhatsit
by Gnho
01 Jul 2020, 06:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4280
Views: 353400

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Anyone has experience with this one? https://i.imgur.com/WlMMFM9.jpg The seller says it's Harris C1100 but I can't figure out what switches are in it. Thanks! This looks a bit like NMB (space invader), but I could be wrong Interesting... I guess we will see when it arrives (from Egypt, God damnit)
by Gnho
01 Jul 2020, 01:23
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23712
Views: 1765199

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

It's always fun to see a tatung keyboard since they're known for making rice cookers in Taiwan
by Gnho
30 Jun 2020, 22:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4280
Views: 353400

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Anyone has experience with this one?

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The seller says it's Harris C1100 but I can't figure out what switches are in it. Thanks!
by Gnho
25 Jun 2020, 20:07
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23712
Views: 1765199

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

No you're not. I'm getting really skeptical about this market. Some prices are just not making any sense. The sellers may use these to justify higher prices...
by Gnho
24 Jun 2020, 23:41
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23712
Views: 1765199

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Yeah it's a rather stranger seller. The estimated date is August something. He did refund me eventually, after a month and a half.
by Gnho
24 Jun 2020, 23:07
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Buckling Spring 9009
Replies: 4
Views: 1563

[IC] Buckling Spring 9009

Hi all- I don't have the product and do not plan to manufacture it BUT I'm curious how many people are interested in a 9009 or other classic sets for buckling spring boards such as Model M & F. If there's enough interest, I can do some research to see if it's possible to find people to produce them....
by Gnho
19 Jun 2020, 14:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's WYSE Converter
Replies: 13
Views: 1373

Re: Soarer's WYSE Converter

Yes it was me! I saw your video and decided to just give it a shot. Thanks for sharing more information !
by Gnho
19 Jun 2020, 07:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's WYSE Converter
Replies: 13
Views: 1373

Re: Soarer's WYSE Converter

I DID IT!!!! Never thought that I could actually build a converter myself... :D :D :D

Thank y'all for the support. :)

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by Gnho
19 Jun 2020, 04:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's WYSE Converter
Replies: 13
Views: 1373

Re: Soarer's WYSE Converter

My solution to the trouble of soldering tiny wires was to - trim the outer housing back about 1.5 inch - strip the last 0.25 in of each wire - hot glue the outer cable housing to the teensy - bend the 1.5 in of stripped wire in a loop This lets you solder to the teensy without much tension on the w...
by Gnho
19 Jun 2020, 04:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's WYSE Converter
Replies: 13
Views: 1373

Re: Soarer's WYSE Converter

I did remove it, it was fairly simple. To figure out the pinouts - use a multi-meter and check for continuity to leads to the controller chip. You only need to identify the GND and VCC from the controller chip. For CLK and DATA just try both options out until it works. Wrongly connecting the CLK or...
by Gnho
17 Jun 2020, 19:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's WYSE Converter
Replies: 13
Views: 1373

Re: Soarer's WYSE Converter

you should be able to identify the pins on the connector to determine what needs to go to your converter, That is what I did when converting mine. Unfortunately I don't have it handy so I can't look at what went where. Thanks! It seems like a pain to full remove that connector but I guess it's the ...
by Gnho
17 Jun 2020, 07:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's WYSE Converter
Replies: 13
Views: 1373

Re: Soarer's WYSE Converter

Okay, so two strategies. Any input will be appreciated. 1. But this and wait until they arrive from China: https://www.ebay.com/i/224043710919?rt=nc&_trkparms=aid%3D1110001%26algo%3DSPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20160908110712%26meid%3Df624e00b42b54854881240fb4152501e%26pid%3D100677%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D2...
by Gnho
16 Jun 2020, 08:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Has anyone purchased keyboards from this seller?
Replies: 13
Views: 1393

Re: Has anyone purchased keyboards from this seller?

Patiently waited until the week the board should arrive. Just got the refund without a word... not sure what’s going on. He has some recent positive reviews since my purchase.
by Gnho
16 Jun 2020, 04:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: OG M0110 + White Alps?
Replies: 17
Views: 1202

Re: OG M0110 + White Alps?

You can just cut the borders of the plate (where is meant to be mounted originally) and and some nuts and bolts in between, looking for an specific place where your PCB has no traces. Try to avoid buying an entire custom plate, is the most expensive thing in most keyboard builds and prone to errors...
by Gnho
16 Jun 2020, 04:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: OG M0110 + White Alps?
Replies: 17
Views: 1202

Re: OG M0110 + White Alps?

Thanks! What type of shop may provide this kind of service? I don't think I have any equipment to cut metal. If you can find a local shop you may be able to get parts cut for cheaper than online places like laserboost. There is a place local to me that can cut plates at a tenth the price of laserbo...
by Gnho
15 Jun 2020, 15:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: OG M0110 + White Alps?
Replies: 17
Views: 1202

Re: OG M0110 + White Alps?

You can just cut the borders of the plate (where is meant to be mounted originally) and and some nuts and bolts in between, looking for an specific place where your PCB has no traces. Try to avoid buying an entire custom plate, is the most expensive thing in most keyboard builds and prone to errors...
by Gnho
15 Jun 2020, 03:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: OG M0110 + White Alps?
Replies: 17
Views: 1202

Re: OG M0110 + White Alps?

As you can see below, the plate is too high for the cap to sit on the switch properly.


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by Gnho
14 Jun 2020, 17:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: is it possible to have a custom keyboard for around $200
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: is it possible to have a custom keyboard for around $200

Since you want to know why I want a custom keyboard and not a factory-made one. It is because I want to do as much custom as I can do for my setup. And my layout would be ISO. I would love to have my function keys for shortcuts but its not necessary. I am asking because you may be able to achieve y...
by Gnho
14 Jun 2020, 15:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: is it possible to have a custom keyboard for around $200
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: is it possible to have a custom keyboard for around $200

The question should be: what do you want to customize? What do you want that factory-made keyboards do not have? If you can tell us this, I'm sure $200 is 100% enough.
by Gnho
14 Jun 2020, 14:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: OG M0110 + White Alps?
Replies: 17
Views: 1202

Re: OG M0110 + White Alps?

Alright, the footprints do match but the plate is too high for non-tall alps switches... I will need a custom plate... Could you please share the design of your new plate if possible? Im very interested in this project. I actually don't know how to design one and have it laser-cut. It's a bit compl...
by Gnho
14 Jun 2020, 14:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: OG M0110 + White Alps?
Replies: 17
Views: 1202

Re: OG M0110 + White Alps?

PlacaFromHell wrote:
14 Jun 2020, 08:01
Why not just remove the borders? What do you plan to do with the keycaps?
What borders do you mean? Yes one way I can make this project work is to make the opening of the top case larger so it fits a regular 60% pcb. Should I just sand it down? Not sure how to work with plastic.
by Gnho
14 Jun 2020, 14:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's WYSE Converter
Replies: 13
Views: 1373

Re: Soarer's WYSE Converter

Thanks! I got both in different attempts. The tool you posted seems promising but I’m realizing that even if I can strip the cable successfully it will be a pain to solder these thin threads to the teensey. I’m planning to just get some electric wires and skip the whole 4p4c connector. There should ...

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