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by Coeus
05 Aug 2020, 01:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM F XT Spewing
Replies: 27
Views: 1072

Re: IBM F XT Spewing

So going back a little, and ignoring the issue of the pull-up resistors, I had a thought - protective earth vs. signal ground. Looking inside the keyboard enclosure, where the cable enters there is a separate wire that goes to a toothed eye, the same one that is in the 4th of Athen's original pictur...
by Coeus
04 Aug 2020, 21:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: xwhatsit vs. tensey
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: xwhatsit vs. tensey

So if the QMK firmware only applicable to the terminal keyboard so the PC and XT model F would still be better with the Soarer Firmware? (The XT Model F has the controller on the same board as the pads so not so easy to use the xwhatsit).
by Coeus
04 Aug 2020, 21:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New F77 teething issues - help appreciated
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: New F77 teething issues - help appreciated

I wonder about this being a firmware problem. With a small proportion of keys not working I wonder if this is a bad connection. The keys on a keyboard are arranged in rows and columns of a matrix, though this doesn't necessarily match up the physical arrangement of the keys in front of you. In most ...
by Coeus
02 Aug 2020, 23:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM F XT Spewing
Replies: 27
Views: 1072

Re: IBM F XT Spewing

It takes about 5 mins to make one. And obviously these are for internal use. The teensy looks like a hobby/prototyping board and this keyboard converter is just one of it's uses so I am not sure I'd say it was specifically designed for internal use but, depending on the keyboard, mounting it intern...
by Coeus
02 Aug 2020, 23:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM F XT Spewing
Replies: 27
Views: 1072

Re: IBM F XT Spewing

Yup. The converters he sells are Soarer's Converters just in really, really nice packages. I've bought at least three from him for IBM Model M, IBM Model M with a 90-degree connector, and one for an IBM Model F. I've also bought countless springs and some switches. Good to hear your experience of t...
by Coeus
01 Aug 2020, 04:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How I ended up with an IBM Model F
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: How I ended up with an IBM Model F

Hi, do you mean you painted the bottom plate? Interesting. Maybe I chose the wrong word. The plate I painted was the black one that has round holes in through which the barrels are inserted and which had been painted (or similar) at the factory. There was a little bit of surface rust on the top sur...
by Coeus
31 Jul 2020, 19:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F XT -> One squishy and pingy key
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: IBM Model F XT -> One squishy and pingy key

Now that's a very interesting fix. When I was putting the keycaps back on mine after cleaning I noticed that, when the keyboard is on a desk as normal, the sprints all lean slightly in the barrels, towards the bottom, i.e. the towards the space bar. As they all did the same I took than as normal and...
by Coeus
31 Jul 2020, 19:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM F XT Spewing
Replies: 27
Views: 1072

Re: IBM F XT Spewing

Currently, I have built a teensy 2.0 Soarer's converter... How much building to you have to do? Are the surface mount components already soldered? ...first without the pull-up resistors, and now with resistors... Further to JBert's post, surely pull-up resistors are connected between a data pin and...
by Coeus
31 Jul 2020, 19:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How I ended up with an IBM Model F
Replies: 2
Views: 286

How I ended up with an IBM Model F

I am not sure if it's usual to post something like this but I am new here. I do tend to be a bit of a squirrel and had recently been using a clicky Viglen keyboard that I salvaged out of a skip years ago and which I have since discovered has Alps switches. It's AT protocol, enhanced layout and origi...

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