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by Findecanor
Today, 07:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mini Mechanical Keyboard with Magnet - Custom Value and Macro
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Mini Mechanical Keyboard with Magnet - Custom Value and Macro

There is a thread on Geekhack from May-June this year, showing a larger version of this keyboard and a small discussion on how it works. Apparently, each key-module is active and has a unique ID, and the base-board is for power delivery and for communication. It needs configuration software to work,...
by Findecanor
Yesterday, 18:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Has anyone used one of these before? Holtek HT82K629A
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Has anyone used one of these before? Holtek HT82K629A

The HT82K629A is a "Keyboard Encoder", not a general-purpose microcontroller. It is not programmable. The block diagram shows a microcontroller, but it is probably running a fixed program in ROM. The matrix is hard-coded (but you wouldn't have to connect every key). The datasheet says that it has "P...
by Findecanor
Yesterday, 06:31
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Right Click
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Right Click

What operating system are you using?

The option may be called "Select your primary button" or "Right-handed"/"Left-handed". The latter because it is often left-handed mouse users that switch buttons.
by Findecanor
12 Nov 2019, 03:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: AEK keycaps suck.
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: AEK keycaps suck.

PBT and ABS are like hardened steel vs. spring steel. PBT is harder, but more brittle and would in some cases crack when ABS would have bent. I like the look of Apple's unique key profile, and I like PBT because keycaps don't shine in the way that ABS keycals would. If they don't crack, AEK PBT keyc...
by Findecanor
10 Nov 2019, 19:19
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Mediawiki upgrade from 1.24 to 1.30
Replies: 56
Views: 5734

Re: Mediawiki upgrade from 1.24 to 1.30

I have noticed that an image is missing: "File:Amiga Mouse.jpg". I didn't upload it, but it has been linked-to from a couple of articles, such as Commodore Amiga.

Maybe something happened in an upgrade because the filename contains a space?
Is there another image that has gone missing?
by Findecanor
07 Nov 2019, 11:00
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please do not reply to spam
Replies: 10
Views: 1066

Re: Please do not reply to spam

I think some forums require users to have a minimal post count before users can post a link. Before these posting-bots, you could sometimes see replies with meaningless generic phrases that were easy to spot. They stood out because they were weird, and also the same phrases used. One repost-spammer ...
by Findecanor
06 Nov 2019, 01:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: convert HHKB lite2 from PS/2 to USB?
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: convert HHKB lite2 from PS/2 to USB?

I think the easiest way would be if a converter could fit inside the keyboard's case.
by Findecanor
05 Nov 2019, 12:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 2239

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

It might cause a rise in things like white-switch Omnikeys or harvested 5140 boards as people repurpose the carcasses for the new switches. To be honest, I'd be more interested if they said "we're keeping the principles of operation, but tweaking the design to fit a MX slider, even if it didn't fit...
by Findecanor
05 Nov 2019, 00:21
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22757
Views: 1332441

There are vintage keyboards in this calendar!

For a worthy cause.
I just ordered mine.
by Findecanor
03 Nov 2019, 15:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Post absolutely everything you know about Blue Alps.
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Post absolutely everything you know about Blue Alps.

abrahamstechnology wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 14:58
Can you link me to that project?
No. That's why I wrote "Wasn't there?". Sorry.
by Findecanor
03 Nov 2019, 14:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Post absolutely everything you know about Blue Alps.
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Post absolutely everything you know about Blue Alps.

Wasn't there a project for recreating Alps' "complicated" actuation plates? There may be some work there that you could use? Hearsay that I remember: * Different surfaces on the bottom of blue Alps sliders compared to other Alps sliders * Softer plastic in Blue sliders compared to other Alps * Blue ...
by Findecanor
03 Nov 2019, 13:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 2239

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

I am running an interest check to see how much demand there would be for these switches: Cool, but it had taken Matias two years to get their switches made -- and they already had a big customer on board, with an invested interest in the product: themselves. I wouldn't trust durock with this, consi...
by Findecanor
03 Nov 2019, 12:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recommendation on quiet keyboard for clicky alps lover?
Replies: 15
Views: 604

Re: Recommendation on quiet keyboard for clicky alps lover?

I've got an IBM 5140 kit on the way (https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-5140-PC-Convertible-Keyboard-KIT-Just-add-your-own-ALPS-or-Matias-Switches/283572675619?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649), which will take any alps style switch. It seems like there would be some work requir...
by Findecanor
01 Nov 2019, 01:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 226641

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The keycaps look like Cherry doubleshots to me. Possibly Cherry G80-130x innards in another case?
by Findecanor
31 Oct 2019, 14:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 2239

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

Matias needs to revert that stupid polycarb housing which is good for absolutely nothing (ever recall an RGB Matias board?) [...] As I recall, Matias had been the first with clear housings for SMD LED, with Cherry and the others copying Matias. They did it for the locking keys. Previously, they had...
by Findecanor
30 Oct 2019, 23:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 2239

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

What is it that makes the SKCM Blue special compared to other clicky SKCM Alps switches?

And what would it take to mod Matias Clicky to be better?
by Findecanor
28 Oct 2019, 15:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 226641

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Couldn’t these guys come with alps clone switches, or is that a different Monterey board I’m thinking of. Correct me if I’m wrong. Hmm. You are not wrong... A quick search revealed that Chyros reviewed one . "I don't think it has been documented before that the K104 could come with these". (I'm add...
by Findecanor
28 Oct 2019, 14:09
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 366
Views: 26519

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Indeed. BTW. Any country that has withdrawn from the International Criminal Court , has by doing so stated that they intend to perform war crimes, genocide or other crimes against humanity. It should follow that these states should be considered Rogue States and that the civilised world should not c...
by Findecanor
28 Oct 2019, 13:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 226641

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

How can you tell what switches are in monterey k104's? Can I expect white alps out of this keyboard? The keyboard is in the Wiki ;) White or Blue Alps, or White or Blue SMK Alps-mount. The latter switch used to be called "Monterey switch" because of how they used to be found in this keyboard in par...
by Findecanor
28 Oct 2019, 02:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Any help getting an XT keyboard to work with a Pro-Micro?
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Any help getting an XT keyboard to work with a Pro-Micro?

Both the Clock and Data lines should have 4.7K pull-up resistors to +5V. Which firmware? If you're using TMK, by default Pin "2"=PD1=Clock, and Pin "3"=PD0=Data unless you modify tmk_keyboard/converter/xt_usb/config.h (but I see no reason to). You have connected pins "3" and "4" in the first image a...
by Findecanor
25 Oct 2019, 01:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Are there any unconvertible switches left?
Replies: 11
Views: 1237

Re: Are there any unconvertible switches left?

BTW, you could use diodes with a membrane: you would just have to route each switch to a bigger PCB, and have diodes on that. The connector could be.. an edge connector with pressure from foam, so no cost there. Then the diodes could be integrated diode-banks that may be cheaper to place in bulk. Th...
by Findecanor
24 Oct 2019, 13:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Are there any unconvertible switches left?
Replies: 11
Views: 1237

Re: Are there any unconvertible switches left?

There are some weird patents in the Wiki about rollover that remind me of what you write. Microsoft Sidewinder X4 also had increased rollover using resistors , and those could be printed on a membrane. Cherry is also supposed to use some kind of magic with their "Real Key" sensing in the MX-Board 6....
by Findecanor
23 Oct 2019, 21:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Razer Mecha-membrane (Razer Ornata)
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Typing Demo XL - Razer Mecha-membrane (Razer Ornata)

The optoelectronic switches in the Huntsman are most likely Bloody LK Libra, which is the third-generation "Light Strike" switches.
Bloody/A4Tech also makes their own keyboards with them, so you won't need to buy Razer to get them.
by Findecanor
23 Oct 2019, 21:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 226641

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

razykiller10 wrote:
23 Oct 2019, 19:52
I'm assuming this is rubber dome, does anyone think otherwise?
Image
It could perhaps be a variation of the Acer keyboard with clicky Acer switches.
That case variation is not in the Wiki.
by Findecanor
23 Oct 2019, 21:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 226641

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

That looks to me like a chopped-up Apple Adjustable Keyboard . The thing propped up on the black stalk must be the separate part with arrow keys, nav cluster and numeric keypad. The nav cluster has small buttons instead of full-sized keys. The curved top edges of that and the right-hand half below g...
by Findecanor
23 Oct 2019, 17:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3858
Views: 226641

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The Model F-layout keyboards remind me of Key Tronic with their lock lights. The second Model F-style keyboard has a really unusual layout though.
I think I've tested that Compaq board and found it had rubber domes.
by Findecanor
23 Oct 2019, 09:59
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] DSA Red Planet
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: [IC] DSA Red Planet

That depends on which English UK layout you cater to. The keys are are different on US-ISO, and on UK-ISO layouts on PC and Macintosh.

BTW, there is a horizontal line instead of wavy tilde symbol ~ in the render.
by Findecanor
21 Oct 2019, 23:40
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 366
Views: 26519

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

That's not very authentic... They are not signing any songs with the drink. :-þ

BTW. Only a few people from a region in the North even eat Surströmming. The rest of us keep away.
by Findecanor
21 Oct 2019, 19:19
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 366
Views: 26519

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

depletedvespene wrote:
21 Oct 2019, 17:33
mr_a500 wrote:
21 Oct 2019, 15:46

I also hated Lord of the Rings, Forest Gump and E.T. (... fuck E.T.! Go home, you shrunken bastard!)
I still fail to understand why no one seems to notice he got abandoned because he was strolling at night through some woods, naked. What the HELL was he doing?
Oh, the Old Janx Spirit ...
by Findecanor
21 Oct 2019, 15:39
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 366
Views: 26519

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Reinheitsgebot FFS! No citrus hops, IPA, APA, "Imperial" stouts or hipster ales. No chocolate, wheat, fruit or sourness.
Plain German lager, Czech lager, Dunkel, Pilsner, Bitter, English ale and Irish stout: those are real beers, and with enough variety to go around.

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