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by Findecanor
27 Sep 2020, 19:53
Forum: News
Topic: modernised G80-3000, now in TKL !
Replies: 24
Views: 3105

Re: modernised G80-3000, now in TKL !

There are only US-ANSI and Korean ANSI in the datasheet linked in the OP.
by Findecanor
22 Sep 2020, 12:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: G20 Semiotics (Now available from PMK)
Replies: 11
Views: 2787

Re: G20 Semiotics (Now available from PMK)

BTW. Ron Cobb, who had designed the "Semiotic Standard" symbols for Alien (and done a whole lot more work for sci-fi and fantasy cinema) died yesterday, Sep 21 at age 83.
by Findecanor
21 Sep 2020, 16:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ATARI XE Style Keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: ATARI XE Style Keyboard

Cool! Be careful to do precise measurements. I once considered designing a keyboard with support for the Atari ST's layout, but did some measurements and noticed that the spaces between key groups were not simple fraction of a key size (1/2, 1/4, etc). I think most of the cheaper manufacturers may p...
by Findecanor
18 Sep 2020, 18:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: First mechanical keyboard questions
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: First mechanical keyboard questions

When people say "3-pin" they usually refer to the third as being central shaft.
I wouldn't call it a pin either as it does not provide any support, but yeah ...
by Findecanor
17 Sep 2020, 11:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Question about keyboard layouts and scancodes
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: Question about keyboard layouts and scancodes

I've heard that the red key in this ANSI layoutkeyboard-layout(3).png sends the same scancode as the blue key in this ISO layoutkeyboard-layout(4).png and was wondering if anyone here could confirm or refute that? I can confirm this for USB HID Keyboard "usage codes". There is actually a dedicated ...
by Findecanor
11 Sep 2020, 11:28
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23892
Views: 1870780

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

xxhellfirexx wrote:
11 Sep 2020, 01:40
Strange keyboard layout and caps.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203102820325
All right. I didn't know the AbKey had made it to production.
by Findecanor
06 Sep 2020, 15:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PS/2 to USB adapter PCB
Replies: 16
Views: 625

Re: PS/2 to USB adapter PCB

Here's my question: are there any other options that you would like to be added? I would add support for the popular Elite-C board. It is a Pro Micro-derivative popular mostly because it is has a Type-C port, but it also exposes more of the ATmega32u4's pins. Sellers claim that the Elite-C is a dro...
by Findecanor
06 Sep 2020, 15:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PS/2 to USB adapter PCB
Replies: 16
Views: 625

Re: PS/2 to USB adapter PCB

- more onboard memory (additional keymaps etc) [...] - add onboard memory to make a keylogger You would typically use EEPROM for storing anything that would survive between boots. The internal EEPROM is very small (1 kilobyte), so you would have to use external EEPROM. I couldn't find support in TM...
by Findecanor
06 Sep 2020, 02:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Ways to make a flimsy plastic case more sturdy?
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Ways to make a flimsy plastic case more sturdy?

Gluing on any rigid material onto the interior of the walls to thicken them should work, as long as it fits.
I've seen people do that.
by Findecanor
01 Sep 2020, 15:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: homing bumps on other keys!
Replies: 87
Views: 7061

Re: homing bumps on other keys!

I don't know when the shift occurred, but my 2019 15" MacBook Pro keyboard has bumps on F and J. Apple had moved to F and J in May 1998 with the PowerBook G3 "Wallstreet" laptop. The first Apple desktop keyboard with them was the Apple USB Keyboard that came with the iMac in August the same year.
by Findecanor
01 Sep 2020, 14:33
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Razer BlackWidow + Razer Green review
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Razer BlackWidow + Razer Green review

You think the legends are what makes Razer awful? Ha!
by Findecanor
28 Aug 2020, 13:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Foam Dampening of old keyboards?
Replies: 15
Views: 562

Re: Foam Dampening of old keyboards?

I've seen bitumen sheets used to add heft and damping to keyboards. Those are used for sound-damping around the passenger compartment in automobiles, so you could find them in auto parts stores. BTW. You'll probably need a car just to bring a pack home from the store also, because they are heavy and...
by Findecanor
25 Aug 2020, 21:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How do I wire lock LEDs?
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: How do I wire lock LEDs?

The LED should be connected in series with a limiting resistor. Most LEDs work at 2.5-3 V or so, and ~5V from a Teensy pin is too high. I think QMK supports the MCU's pin being a steady current source, not a current sink. I also don't think QMK supports PWM (for limiting the brightness in firmware),...
by Findecanor
24 Aug 2020, 15:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can I convert this?
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: Can I convert this?

In this image (from foxtrott's Triumph Adler Typewriters, Typewriters, Typewriters.... thread) we can see that the keyboard module has a ribbon cable connector. When a keyboard module has a wide ribbon cable, that cable most often exposes the raw keyboard matrix. There would also be several LEDs on ...
by Findecanor
23 Aug 2020, 13:05
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 449
Views: 67269

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

Gah... We see a view from present-day Shibuya, Tokyo (with the Shibuya Stream sky-rise, completed in 2018) with a video screen showing the US president (?) talk. With uninterrupted audio, cut to... a news room crammed with 1980's IBM PCs and a 1980's TV set, and the same broadcast flickers on on the...
by Findecanor
17 Aug 2020, 17:50
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Razer Huntsman Mini keyboards review (Light Strike Libra / DMET MJ3.0)
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: Razer Huntsman Mini keyboards review (Light Strike Libra / DMET MJ3.0)

Synapse is not the worst thing with Razer. I updated the section on Razer SoftMiner/Gamma in the Wiki.
Lots of dumb kids have installed this without knowing what it is. Disgusting.

By all means, please do add content to the Synapse section. Everyone can edit!
by Findecanor
13 Aug 2020, 23:33
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Can anyone identify this old keyboard ?
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: Can anyone identify this old keyboard ?

The last one is a Cherry G80-1800. Those are pretty common and not very interesting,
by Findecanor
13 Aug 2020, 21:14
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Can anyone identify this old keyboard ?
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: Can anyone identify this old keyboard ?

Hmm. A search on the FCC ID reveals that the manufacturer had been Ming Cheng Trading Co. in Taiwan.
Apparently they made only this keyboard and a 84-key one.
I dunno what types of switches it contains.
by Findecanor
10 Aug 2020, 23:37
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 449
Views: 67269

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

... and don't miss the DataHand inside the pod!
by Findecanor
08 Aug 2020, 15:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What is with the cherry G81 misprints?
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: What is with the cherry G81 misprints?

The cases are interchangeable, so that may have been the case here.
by Findecanor
07 Aug 2020, 08:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 239
Views: 30352

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

I've only got a single loose one of those Mitsumi's and liked its feel. Good to hear that someone likes them on keyboard. Thanks! Finally, i would like to contribute to the wiki but i want to avoid dissasembling if needed and i don't have a while picture box for taking demo pix. By all means, do add...
by Findecanor
03 Aug 2020, 03:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Find spares parts from old keyboard
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Find spares parts from old keyboard

Each Cherry MY modules is clipped to a metal plate through two plastic pins that expand on the bottom side. (I've only ever removed them, never put one back ...) I think the best would be to replace the whole module. That particular version of Cherry MY is unusual, but I guess that other types of mo...
by Findecanor
02 Aug 2020, 06:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: BTC-5050
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: BTC-5050

It's in the Wiki: wiki/BTC_5050
by Findecanor
29 Jul 2020, 22:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: NKRO on old keyboards
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: NKRO on old keyboards

IBM and later Microsoft have issued specifications of which key combinations that PC keyboards are required to support. These include combinations of any two (types of) modifier keys plus one alphanumeric key. (Two modifiers of the same type are not required to work) Microsoft expanded on IBM's spec...
by Findecanor
29 Jul 2020, 22:31
Forum: News
Topic: ZSA Moonlander: new ergonomic keyboard inspired by ErgoDox
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Re: ZSA Moonlander: new ergonomic keyboard inspired by ErgoDox

Cool that they have put the thumb clusters separate on a hinge. Too bad that they kept the shallow column-staggering. I can't see any height adjustment other than the one on the side. Is there one more? Non-standard stabilisers on the "house"-shaped thumb-key? Hmm... the web site induces sea sickness.
by Findecanor
27 Jul 2020, 22:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key press registered by just resting finger on rubber dome
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: Key press registered by just resting finger on rubber dome

Oh, so it's a low profile dome... Hmm. Since you have pried off the keycap already everything that could be accessible should be accessible from the top. I would take a close look to see if there is any dirt that can be removed or if there damage to the dome. Those tiny domes are sensitive and don't...
by Findecanor
27 Jul 2020, 21:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key press registered by just resting finger on rubber dome
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: Key press registered by just resting finger on rubber dome

Indeed that is weird. What model of keyboard is it?

I'm guessing that maybe something could be misaligned inside. Does the key feel different from other keys when you press it?
by Findecanor
25 Jul 2020, 21:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4310
Views: 381561

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Welcome keyboardn00b! That's a BTC 5140 , only with Commodore's branding. It has a 5-pin DIN plug for the PC/AT protocol . The signals are the same as PS/2, just with a bigger connector. The big plug was still quite common in the late '90s at least. The BTC rubber domes are pretty good as rubber dom...
by Findecanor
21 Jul 2020, 20:31
Forum: For sale
Topic: wts: SGI Octane2
Replies: 3
Views: 1831

Re: wts: SGI Octane2

Heh. I think all of them back in the day were shipped with NMB RT6856T rubber dome keyboards.
by Findecanor
21 Jul 2020, 13:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for a very specific keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

Re: Looking for a very specific keyboard

The only one I know of that would satisfy all requirements would be the KeyChron K4 . It has a weird design though that makes it sit higher than necessary, making it necessary to use a palm rest. Do check reviews of it: DT3bWjoPAos Check out the CoolerMaster QuickFire Rapid TK It was discontinued a ...

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