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by pandrew
18 Jul 2020, 21:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 75
Views: 5942

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 currentl...
by pandrew
17 Jul 2020, 19:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 75
Views: 5942

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

Would this work with an F122? Yes all models of Fs and Beamsprings.. Just a note on that. Yes, the hardware is compatible with F122. For the QMK software I need a picture of the front and back of the sensing PCB. (Or if the picture is too much to ask for then I can settle for someone with an origin...
by pandrew
10 Jul 2020, 20:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 75
Views: 5942

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

@DMA with my qmk firmware we are already reprogramming the DAC. We are dividing up the scan into threshold bins, so keys that have similar signal levels will use one threshold. The number of bins is configurable, and will have an effect on performance.
by pandrew
09 Jul 2020, 17:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

and a major problem with QMK when momentarily switching to a layer strands me in that layer... In QMK I believe that you have to put the triangle in your "called" layer where you have the LT1() or MO() function key defined on your base layer. (triangle just means KC_TRNS/KC_TRANSPARENT/_______ ). I...
by pandrew
09 Jul 2020, 14:43
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

Yes, xwhatsit's ibm capsense util will not work with QMK firmware. For QMK there is a different host-side utility that I made. If you use that you can easily send the keyboard into bootloader mode. (This feature might be removed or disabled by default from upstream QMK when we will manage to merge i...
by pandrew
06 Jul 2020, 01:09
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

but we encountered the problem that the IBM capsense tool couldn't cope with fresh xwhatsit firmware because the threshold would reset to over 60k and in the interface you can't enter 126, but need to use the slow down arrow which would take hours to get to 126 :lol: I investigated this, and: * Whe...
by pandrew
29 Jun 2020, 20:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 75
Views: 5942

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

Any news on when the firmware would be released? Can't seem to find it on the linked Github page or the zip files. Hey guys, we haven't released this publicly yet, only sending the links to people who contacted us, because there's still some kinks we're still working on smoothing out. Please contac...
by pandrew
31 Mar 2020, 13:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: READY - $10 - DIY Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller
Replies: 75
Views: 5942

Re: Coming Soon - Through Hole Universal Model F and Beamspring Controller

I'm working on porting QMK to xwhatsit boards. If there's a keyboard assembled with this board, and you'd like to help me by running some test code on it, please PM me. Also, is there anyone around here who would like to help me by testing my code on a Beamspring rev.3 or rev.4 original xwhatsit boa...
by pandrew
31 Mar 2020, 12:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: A Smaller Xwhatsit
Replies: 105
Views: 11369

Re: A Smaller Xwhatsit

PS, in case you're not following Ellipse's model F thread, webwit's problem has been solved by me here: viewtopic.php?p=461764#p461764
by pandrew
31 Mar 2020, 12:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: A Smaller Xwhatsit
Replies: 105
Views: 11369

Re: A Smaller Xwhatsit

I'm working on porting QMK to xwhatsit boards. Is there anyone around here who would like to help me by testing my code on a Beamspring rev.3 or rev.4 xwhatsit board ?
by pandrew
30 Mar 2020, 05:19
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

Spacesaver wrote:
29 Mar 2020, 20:44
I just got back to you.
Looks like you may have a problem with one of your rows. I replied to you in PM with more details. Please make sure you enable email notifications for PMs in deskthority. I didn't have them enabled by default when I signed up.
by pandrew
29 Mar 2020, 13:35
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

So I wonder how IBM did it. I doubt they made millions of keyboards which failed under different temperatures etc. Maybe the hardware has less divergences. But maybe it did some kind of self-test at startup and auto-tuned itself? I wonder if something like that would be possible. I don't know how I...
by pandrew
29 Mar 2020, 10:29
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

QMK for the New Model F would be fantastic -- assuming that we won't have issues with the voltage threshold concerns that are occasionally brought up by users every now and then. If anyone is having issues on their board with finding a good voltage threshold, I would love to collect some data from ...
by pandrew
29 Mar 2020, 07:36
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

Dear Keyboard Community, prepare to make a monument to user "pandrew".. I will leave the announcement to him.. but after only one night of crazy remote programming and testing with me since he phisically doesn't even have the keyboard, he was able to make the impossible, finally possible!! I'm so h...
by pandrew
24 Mar 2020, 04:06
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

Nah, I'd say forget it, many attempted and it was never possible so far.. i think something related to capacitive sensing missing in qmk... surely it's a wet dream of many here since qmk is the de facto standard.. do you know qmk already? I just started reading a bit about QMK. I actually think QMK...
by pandrew
23 Mar 2020, 23:21
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

I use this setup in many of my keyboards with Q/TMK I'm wondering if it was possible to port QMK to the xwhatsit controller. Just taking a look, it does seem like they support some atmega32u2 based keyboards. So I think it might be possible. I don't know much about QMK though, so it could take a wh...
by pandrew
23 Mar 2020, 22:49
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

Yes they do, but the location of umlauts, macrons etc changes with each "keyboard" plus some may use different codes to produce same symbols etc. (not to mention the issue that some keyboards expect different layouts; the difference between ISO, ANSI and AZERTY being the most common) So, to not dri...
by pandrew
23 Mar 2020, 09:50
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

Now I'd be super curious to know your opinion on my secret wish: being able to implement in xwhatsit dual role keys (like "space-fn" if you know it or if you take a fn key like shift, I'd like to make it output arrow up if only pressed/tapped, while continue to be a shift when pressed and hold, bec...
by pandrew
22 Mar 2020, 21:43
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

The previous explanation was very heavy on technical details, I also wrote out the differences in python-ish pseudocode to make it easier to understand: original code: for each scanCode: scanCodePressed[scanCode] = 0 for each row, col: if physicalKeyPressed[row, col]: scanCode = convertRowColToScanC...
by pandrew
22 Mar 2020, 21:01
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

Ellipse, can you double check if this has the same patches as the latest firmware on your site plus pandrew's fix? joc's patch is over here: https://deskthority.net/download/file.php?id=31138 And this .zip file contains the same .hex files that are released on https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/code/ ...
by pandrew
22 Mar 2020, 20:52
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

Just curious pandrew, I've been looking at the git changes, but it's beyond my expertise. But in what way was the original wrong and did you fix it? Assuming original = joc's version (the problem is the same fundamental problem in pure xwhatsit release, but some of the details differ). The software...
by pandrew
22 Mar 2020, 19:48
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

Alright, found another small bug, really hope this is the last one I have to fix :) Complete list of patches is: 1) joc's patches on top of official xwhatsit 0.9.0: https://github.com/purdeaandrei/ibm_capsense_usb_mods/commit/98000b8a2ee10c1165b2c84f6bcf94faad659663 2) my patches on top of it all to...
by pandrew
22 Mar 2020, 17:16
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

[EDIT: this didn't work. Please see follow-up post(s)] Found another stupid mistake So now the list of patches is: 1) joc's patches on top of official xwhatsit 0.9.0: https://github.com/purdeaandrei/ibm_capsense_usb_mods/commit/98000b8a2ee10c1165b2c84f6bcf94faad659663 2) my patches on top of it all ...
by pandrew
22 Mar 2020, 17:07
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

Alright, I'll look at it again, to see why it isn't working. In the meantime a question, can you restore from threshold6 without shorting PROG?
by pandrew
22 Mar 2020, 16:48
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

[EDIT: this didn't work. Please see follow-up post(s)] Alright, attached are my hex files which are based on the alternative 6&&11 debounce firmwares. For reference, these are the patches: 1) joc's patches on top of official xwhatsit 0.9.0: https://github.com/purdeaandrei/ibm_capsense_usb_mods/commi...
by pandrew
22 Mar 2020, 16:21
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

That's great! I found the patch file for the debounce in this thread. Now working to apply my changes on top of that. Not so easy because it modifies the same code as I did. Anyway, I'm a bit concerned that I see the patch file also modifies two more things: 1) the usb max current 100->500 -- should...
by pandrew
22 Mar 2020, 15:26
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

My hex file is based on xwhatsit's latest 0.9.0 release with my changes applied. On https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/code/ I don't see source code for the debounce-modded firmware. I'm still trying to find source code for that so I can create a .hex that combines both. Anyway, my .hex should work for...
by pandrew
22 Mar 2020, 14:50
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

Thanks, that did the trick. Somehow ;) It still pressed keys but this time together with a key locker I could launch capsense and do an emergency halt and reflash. Then still lots of key pressed but a reboot did it. Alright, I'm relieved :) So I managed to reproduce the many keypresses problem usin...
by pandrew
22 Mar 2020, 14:03
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

Yes, exactly, try to short it with a wire, or metallic tweezers, or a fork, or anything, and keep it shorted while the USB cable is being attached. By the way, I figured out my mistake, it was really stupid: https://github.com/purdeaandrei/ibm_capsense_usb_mods/commit/0a4e0303c598a2514e3b1686b6d385a...
by pandrew
22 Mar 2020, 13:45
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5279
Views: 637589

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

Could you try shorting the PROG pads while you plug in the keyboard? Not sure it will have any effect at all, I can't find the code that would put it into bootloader mode, maybe the bootloader looks at that pin? Anyway, it's worth a try. Also, how does windows react to the keypresses exactly? Does i...

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