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by alinh
03 Dec 2015, 21:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Fixed] Help needed with Model F 3178 and xwhatsit controller
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Ok, so I fixed the problem(s). tl;dr 2 solder points were unreliable. I used the pic from "Appendix A: Installation in 3178s and derivatives" from here and determined which Model F PCB pins are the columns. Then I ran a wire dirrectly from each pin to the corresponding point on the xwhatsit controll...
by alinh
03 Dec 2015, 11:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Fixed] Help needed with Model F 3178 and xwhatsit controller
Replies: 2
Views: 683

[Fixed] Help needed with Model F 3178 and xwhatsit controller

Hello, So after having all the pieces for almost an year, I finally found the time to disassemble/clean/reassemble/change controller on a 3178 board. The problem is that 3 columns are dead : http://i.imgur.com/W1YF0Vf.png I've visually checked and there are no shorted contacts on the controller or a...
by alinh
13 May 2015, 08:11
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] xwhatsit Beam Spring controllers
Replies: 81
Views: 13100

Added myself to the spreadsheet for one solenoid controller.
by alinh
21 Mar 2015, 09:29
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Hubble Mira Custom TKL With b.Mira PCB
Replies: 20
Views: 2823

DanielT wrote: Depending on the price I might be interested. A heavy TKL is missing from my collection :D
So you're saying SSK is lightweight? :shock:
by alinh
16 Mar 2015, 14:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recommendation needed: boxes to store keyboards
Replies: 16
Views: 1990

andrewjoy wrote:
POTV wrote: I use these from IKEA for my IBM Model M's:

http://www.ikea.com/de/de/search/?query=HYFS+Stiefelbox

i use them too .

too short for a 122 key tho :(
My newer model 122 fits just barely. The older models (pre 1990) don't fit.
by alinh
10 Mar 2015, 15:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry MX blue variant identification
Replies: 3
Views: 840

http://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/chicony-kb-5191-mx-blue-some-thoughts-t10122.html http://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/vintage-cherry-mx-blue-t6900.html https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=65204.msg1653350#msg1653350 "If the stem doesn't have the "tooth" in the crossbar, it's almost certainly t...
by alinh
10 Mar 2015, 09:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry MX blue variant identification
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Cherry MX blue variant identification

Hello, Need some help with identifying some cherry mx blue switches. These came off a NTC KB-6252CH that I got from lowpoly a while ago The stem color is a a bit lighter and the switch also feels lighter and less clicky than normal MX blue (just old age?) The cherry logo is also different from the o...
by alinh
27 Feb 2015, 16:01
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3034
Views: 326020

scottc wrote: Oh, can't you set up a macro for that? That seems like an odd limitation to have.
Haven't checked out macros yet. Only did basic Layer 1 mapping (and several re mappings after :) ) and some basic FN layer stuff (Vim style arrow keys and stuff).
by alinh
27 Feb 2015, 15:50
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3034
Views: 326020

That's interesting, thanks for the info! Putting Esc on the ISO extra key is an interesting one that I hadn't thought of myself. That sounds like it'd be really useful for vim, actually. Originally I wanted to place FN there and put Control on "caps lock", but it's kind of meh place for FN for me s...
by alinh
27 Feb 2015, 15:30
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3034
Views: 326020

added some more info in the original post
by alinh
27 Feb 2015, 14:43
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3034
Views: 326020

Included switch "mapping" in original post also : http://i.imgur.com/FmTTUHD.jpg All switches are ergo clears except : Reds because pinkies = 2x Shift, Return and "caps lock" - used as FN Black = Space bar Blues = Panic (ESC) and HHKB style FN Green - bottom row FN So atm I have 3 FN keys, but I'm n...
by alinh
27 Feb 2015, 13:49
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3034
Views: 326020

Ergodox with fullhand acrylic case, MX blues + black + reds and Granite set : http://i.imgur.com/RtmXkTn.jpg?2 http://i.imgur.com/VoOc9yp.jpg This board had : stock clears (too heavy if not careful and bottoming out), ergo clears with blues springs (sticky even with some lubing), blacks (too heavy),...
by alinh
25 Feb 2015, 06:52
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 717
Views: 80125

idollar wrote:
alinh wrote:
idollar wrote:

BTW: apt-get works perfectly fine for me. Who needs more ?
I do. That's why I use aptitude :)
You are showing a wrong "aptitude" :-)
You might be right : "This aptitude does not have Super Cow Powers." :shock:
by alinh
24 Feb 2015, 19:34
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 717
Views: 80125

idollar wrote:

BTW: apt-get works perfectly fine for me. Who needs more ?
I do. That's why I use aptitude :)
by alinh
24 Feb 2015, 16:17
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 717
Views: 80125

andrewjoy wrote: I did not know she had long ones ...... i want a long one
She still has a box of them. Drop Cindy a PM ;)
by alinh
24 Feb 2015, 16:02
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 717
Views: 80125

New member of the select SSK club checking in :) http://i.imgur.com/K0oIIoG.jpg (former) NIB SSK and NIB 9ft SDL to PS2 cable - both from Cindy Birth date 01 Oct 1990 http://i.imgur.com/dkKnOsE.jpg?1 Thanks Cindy for the keyboard and cable and thanks Iacoizumi for proxying them :D PS: I do have red ...
by alinh
05 Jan 2015, 19:24
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15474
Views: 1276759

In fact, I dream that I pm the bot with commands to do the job: cat Round5 | sort > /dev/kits :roll: bash: /dev/kits: Permission denied cat: Round5: No such file or directory :shock: chown 7bot /dev/kits chown: invalid user: `7bot' :cry: unnecessary use of pipe.. after adding the 7bot user and fixi...
by alinh
04 Jan 2015, 14:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F Bigfoot with arduino micro, win7 64bit
Replies: 38
Views: 5247

Finished working on the bigfoot and controller and it works and feels great :) The plate had a bit of rust so I decided to sand it down and cover it with anti corrosive paint : http://i.imgur.com/r9aJobb.jpg?1 As stated earlier, I decided to keep the keyboard close to the original so I went with an ...
by alinh
02 Jan 2015, 22:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F Bigfoot with arduino micro, win7 64bit
Replies: 38
Views: 5247

I'm trying to build an external controller for this, so I'm using the DB15 connector. I've mapped each pin of the internal ribbon cable with each pin on the DB15 connector, but can't seem to figure out the "correct" numbering from : http://deskthority.net/resources/image/16111 taken from quantalume'...
by alinh
22 Dec 2014, 21:19
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4476
Views: 370656

How much is a Dell 1397651 worth ( Dell branded BS )
by alinh
16 Dec 2014, 16:16
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15474
Views: 1276759

and a top of units delivered? :roll:
by alinh
15 Dec 2014, 08:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F Bigfoot with arduino micro, win7 64bit
Replies: 38
Views: 5247

Very cool. I got my arduino micro a few days ago so I can start working on my Bigfoot also. Thanks for the guide :)
by alinh
10 Dec 2014, 13:09
Forum: Other languages
Topic: Romanian Corner
Replies: 805
Views: 80493

aici
by alinh
24 Nov 2014, 08:26
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: The *Ping* Award 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 8826

Muirium wrote: Controversial: Round 5!

It's spectacular. It's amazing. It's nowhere. It's been a year!
+1
by alinh
21 Nov 2014, 15:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Face U/MX-mini U replica knowledge base
Replies: 319
Views: 23379

I recommend Hama cables, the quality is very good and the price is more than OK http://www.emag.ro/cablu-hama-mini-usb-2-0-dublu-ecranat-transparent-1-80m-41533/pd/E48XTBBBM/ that one is around 4EUR. I'm using these cables on all my boards, they look good and the quality is awesome. If you don't fi...
by alinh
05 Nov 2014, 23:01
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Face U/MX-mini U replica knowledge base
Replies: 319
Views: 23379

Use longer wire! :roll: Get the + from the unused left shift position to the unused Caps lock led(+ side), desolder the "R2" resistor and piggyback it onto the resistor between the two shifts! I just realized that you didn't need to cut the trace of the Num-lock led, removing the resistor would hav...
by alinh
05 Nov 2014, 22:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Face U/MX-mini U replica knowledge base
Replies: 319
Views: 23379

chzel wrote:
alinh wrote: Now.. if only I could hack that Caps Lock led to behave like the other ones (not just on/off) :roll:
You know how, you have done it! If you need a pictorial let me know!
but.. but.. there's no unused close switch position I can use/steal like I had for backspace
by alinh
05 Nov 2014, 20:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: buckling spring with cherry on top
Replies: 93
Views: 11161

Whoa.. this would look great on an IBM
by alinh
05 Nov 2014, 20:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Face U/MX-mini U replica knowledge base
Replies: 319
Views: 23379

chzel wrote: Nice work!
You are using screw mount stabs right?
How are they? I am waiting for mine!
Yeap, screw mount stabs. They fit in nicely and stay in place. I had more problems with the "standard" ones.

Now.. if only I could hack that Caps Lock led to behave like the other ones (not just on/off) :roll:
by alinh
05 Nov 2014, 20:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 793
Views: 165847

I want to use my converter that I made for a Terminal Model M 122 for a model F XT. The 122M converter one uses GND,Clock,Data, 5V (GND, PD1,PD0,VCC) (same as XT) and accepts a 8P8C jack. If I take a AT to PS2 adapter cable (AT and XT are physically identical, right?) and cut off the PS2 part and pu...

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