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by Findecanor
Today, 10:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Nippon Electric (NEC) Extended PC-8801
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Nippon Electric (NEC) Extended PC-8801

Nice! Too bad about the plastic damage though. I hope that some that looks like damage is just dirt, and will disappear after a cleaning. The board does not use a commonly-used protocol: although the plug looks like PS/2, it is not, and would require a converter. gainsborough has mentioned that he h...
by Findecanor
Yesterday, 03:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is the IBM KB-9910 Good?
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Is the IBM KB-9910 Good?

From what I can google... it is a Chicony-made rubber dome keyboard.
It is similar to the KB-7953, but a bit cheaper: lacking the KB-7953's metal plate.
I wouldn't bother with it.
by Findecanor
Yesterday, 02:27
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] MF68 PCB
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: [WTB] MF68 PCB

Muirium wrote:
18 Apr 2021, 14:14
Tragicforce sounds like something out of Evangelion! But I see it's not.
"Dark Lord of the Keeb". :roll:
by Findecanor
Yesterday, 01:55
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Joystick Competition Mini w/ Teensy
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Joystick Competition Mini w/ Teensy

Cool! Did you keep the auto-fire in some way, or did anything else useful with the switch?

Hmm.. So keyboard protocol is useful for game controllers, huh? Which keys did you map?
by Findecanor
15 Apr 2021, 12:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dark gray/industrial looking keyboard recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: Dark gray/industrial looking keyboard recommendations?

Have you got it working with another PS/2 keyboard?

The styling reminds me of a Sega Saturn - the grey Japanese model.
The SGI keyboards have a speckled pattern in the grey, so I don't think those would fit.
by Findecanor
08 Apr 2021, 15:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Longterm Daily Drivers
Replies: 71
Views: 2126

Re: Longterm Daily Drivers

Your own mods to Bpiphany's? Yeah, the firmware that he originally wrote for Phantom. It was very simple. Much smaller than TMK or QMK. I have also written a USB firmware for a game controller adaptor that shares no code with that, TMK or PJRC's USB code. And I have started on a more generic HID fi...
by Findecanor
08 Apr 2021, 12:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Longterm Daily Drivers
Replies: 71
Views: 2126

Re: Longterm Daily Drivers

At home, I still use the Phantom that I built in 2012. Cherry MX Clear with lubrication and silencing clips. Lasered thick-walled Cherry PBT. 6u space bar! Plastic "frankencase" made from BTC5140 upper and a Key Tronic lower, with other plastic pieces and putty and stuff. (my other hobby is mostly a...
by Findecanor
08 Apr 2021, 10:36
Forum: Gallery
Topic: I have done something wrong
Replies: 29
Views: 1124

Re: I have done something wrong

When Desi Lydic was new at the Daily Show and relatively unknown, I googled for pictures of her... Things have changed now, but back then I learned that her first name "Desi" means "native" in Hindi and is a search term for Indian pr0n
by Findecanor
04 Apr 2021, 19:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M Reverb Mod?
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: Model M Reverb Mod?

I think the floss mod would make the biggest difference. If the floss is just the right length, it removes the "twang" in the switch completely. The floss mod is also reversible. You can't make the click sound more silent though, at least not without affecting the key feel. I've seen someone put she...
by Findecanor
04 Apr 2021, 18:11
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 471
Views: 70947

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

The wiki works as designed. "NKRO" in the Wiki is a redirect-page, i.e. it redirects to another article. If you get redirected, there is a blurb at the top of the page right under the title with a link to the redirect, so that it can be found and edited if necessary. There are lots of redirects in t...
by Findecanor
03 Apr 2021, 14:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Free IBM model M2 buckling spring keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Free IBM model M2 buckling spring keyboard

micmil wrote:
03 Apr 2021, 02:06
I'm in. Gotta buy some new M keys anyway. May as well add a few more to the order.
You will need the lower-profile keys for the M2 though. The regular-sized Model F/M keys are too high.
by Findecanor
02 Apr 2021, 14:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Introducing "Selectricship"
Replies: 20
Views: 938

Re: Introducing "Selectricship"

I'm not entirely sure what it is I'm seeing, but it looks beautiful.
by Findecanor
31 Mar 2021, 20:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Keyboard bricks, instant matrix scan and other clacky things
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: Keyboard bricks, instant matrix scan and other clacky things

If I recall correctly, you can't get NKRO with charlieplexing. To read the matrix all at once, maybe you could put a different resistor on each column (each twice as the one before) and read each row using analogue-to-digital converters (ADC). However, microcontrollers tend to have only one or a few...
by Findecanor
30 Mar 2021, 16:45
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority blog/articles - thoughts, opinions, contributions?
Replies: 63
Views: 2139

Re: Deskthority blog/articles - thoughts, opinions, contributions?

A blog? yeah, I mean it could be just a section of the forum with a slightly different design/theme. If blog at all, then I agree with that. I think a blog should also have a comment section and should be integrated with the regular user account system. Therefore, making it as a special "Articles" ...
by Findecanor
29 Mar 2021, 14:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage Increases Value?
Replies: 76
Views: 2421

Re: Vintage Increases Value?

This is nothing really new, and always aggravating.
Some sellers also have a "fishing" tactic: start with an initial high price, and lower it only a little every week, hoping that someone who does not know better would bite.
by Findecanor
28 Mar 2021, 22:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Experience with Silitek Dome w/ Slider
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Experience with Silitek Dome w/ Slider

I've only used the Atari ST. It is mushy.
by Findecanor
28 Mar 2021, 13:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is this unremarkable?
Replies: 17
Views: 842

Re: Is this unremarkable?

Isopropylalcohol might work to some degree and should not affect the plastic.
by Findecanor
26 Mar 2021, 00:43
Forum: Gallery
Topic: BTC 5140 ISO model
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: BTC 5140 ISO model

All right then. :D That, it is definitely worth.
by Findecanor
25 Mar 2021, 16:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Split kb controlllers?(srry for not being a vintage question)
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Split kb controlllers?(srry for not being a vintage question)

I posted here first. But thanks! No, you posted here yesterday, and on Geekhack on Monday . That's the same link to Keyboard Layout Editor. And that's twice that you have tried to make me look like a fool. First, I had given you an elaborate answer on Geekhack specifically for another layout you po...
by Findecanor
24 Mar 2021, 17:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Split kb controlllers?(srry for not being a vintage question)
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: Split kb controlllers?(srry for not being a vintage question)

I think you got adequate answers over on Geekhack. Why the need to post here as well?
by Findecanor
24 Mar 2021, 01:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: AEK II on Windows 10?
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: AEK II on Windows 10?

The wiki lists four converters, including Hasu's TMK (linked-to above). I've also seen some on eBay that are not in the Wiki.
by Findecanor
22 Mar 2021, 21:59
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Worst Keyboard?
Replies: 14
Views: 774

Re: Worst Keyboard?

My worst "keyboard" is the "Apple Smart Keyboard" that Apple sells for its iPad Pro. Reasons: Covered in a rubbery keyboard condom that feels disgusting The keys are not stabilised in any way. They are often called "butterfly" switches, but they are not: because the "butterfly" refers to the scissor...
by Findecanor
22 Mar 2021, 15:02
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority
Replies: 244
Views: 8943

Re: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority

Topic subject says "owners". Who else owns the site beside Oliver/keyboardjoy?
by Findecanor
22 Mar 2021, 12:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do you type any different with/without homing bumps on keycaps?
Replies: 25
Views: 768

Re: Do you type any different with/without homing bumps on keycaps?

I don't know. I suspect that I could be using the gap between A and Caps Lock for homing the left hand, and proprioception or thumbs touching to align the right hand the right distance from the left.
by Findecanor
21 Mar 2021, 22:46
Forum: Gallery
Topic: BTC 5140 ISO model
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: BTC 5140 ISO model

Ouch. It should be inexpensive, especially if it does not work 100%.
by Findecanor
20 Mar 2021, 16:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can you use a Raspberry Pi as a Teensy alternative?
Replies: 21
Views: 959

Re: Can you use a Raspberry Pi as a Teensy alternative?

I've seen Blue Pill and Black Pill microcontroller boards being used for a bunch of DIY keyboards quite recently (which is why I added them to the wiki ;) ). Those have 32 and 30 GPIO pins respectively. The new Raspberry Pi Pico has been in the news quite a bit, but I don't think it has useful firmw...
by Findecanor
20 Mar 2021, 15:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: db25 keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: db25 keyboard

This one? With it being a male DB-25 plug, I would rule out it being RS-232 serial interface. Perhaps a standard parallel port (which used that gender of DB-25), but more likely it is exposing the whole matrix on the pins -- intended to be scanned from the host computer. You'd have to open it up an...
by Findecanor
19 Mar 2021, 18:14
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority
Replies: 244
Views: 8943

Re: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority

Trouble is, Dear Choc, they don’t make ‘em like you no more. [...] (Anti)Social media is pervasive now. People are trained to “engage” with those buttons. And you’re seeing them make their natural request here. Yep. One aspect of the age/experience gap, is that younger/noobs don't understand why so...
by Findecanor
19 Mar 2021, 13:35
Forum: News
Topic: Cherry MX Ultra Low Profile
Replies: 13
Views: 826

Re: Cherry MX Ultra Low Profile

The thickness of 3.5 mm does not include the thickness of the PCB ... because they are SMT. It almost seems as if they had chosen SMT over through-hole and fixing pins only so that marketing could use this number. I wonder about long-term durability with SMT. Conventional scissor/rubber dome switche...
by Findecanor
19 Mar 2021, 00:54
Forum: News
Topic: Cherry MX Ultra Low Profile
Replies: 13
Views: 826

Re: Cherry MX Ultra Low Profile

I'm still waiting for the clicky low profile they promised years ago There is supposed to be a clicky clone switch in the TTC KS32 series though. And Kailh's Choc V2 is close enough that new keyboards could use a combined footprint that would fit all three manufacturer's switches. But yeah...

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