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by Dilettant
24 Aug 2018, 22:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Replacing the Controller in my logitech g610
Replies: 4
Views: 476

As it happens, I was up to something similar recently. And it worked. The keyboard I was converting was an Access-IS matrix POS board (with the proprietary PS/2 programmable controller from hell). I would love to play with such a grid layout! http://xkeys.com/xkeys/assets/documents/Pi3%20Matrix%20B...
by Dilettant
24 Aug 2018, 13:03
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1664
Views: 127411

I don't think I had ever seen a multimonitor setup where all the screens were in vertical. How's it handle? You mean how it's usable in regular computer work? It's nothing really special. For me, upright monitors limit head turning and mouse travel distances (when compared to landscape). And they a...
by Dilettant
24 Aug 2018, 11:26
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1664
Views: 127411

I love how the posted desks have all levels of messiness, so I feel comfortable posting an honest, unstaged look onto my desk just like it is right now. (It has seen messier times, though.)
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by Dilettant
23 Aug 2018, 22:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Replacing the Controller in my logitech g610
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Hi NaTaKa! Though you didn't receive any feedback, were you successful with your project? I received a bricked G610 and also want to replace the controller with a Teensy. So far I determined how the matrix is organized (see attached image - hope I got everything right). Now I need to decide whether ...
by Dilettant
03 Mar 2018, 09:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Promethium51 Keyboard Build Log
Replies: 17
Views: 1670

This is just an awesome polished keyboard! I have a bunch of broken Thinkpad keyboards (X31/32 and T/R/Z60) which I'm trying to harvest trackpoints from. I connected some to a PS/2 cable, which works, but only for a while. It seems some additional circuitry is key to really make it work: https://pho...
by Dilettant
03 Dec 2017, 09:41
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom alpsboard with trackpoint
Replies: 19
Views: 1023

What trackpoint do you use? I have a bunch of scrapped ThinkPad keyboards and would like to salvage the trackpoints. I managed to wire up one quite some time ago, but while experimenting it broke and so far I wasn't too lucky with wiring up the other ones. Any hints would be welcome!
by Dilettant
21 Apr 2015, 09:39
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Starting a technical trackpoint page
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Starting a technical trackpoint page

I'd like to start a Wiki page listing known trackpoint (respectively trackpoint controller) types and their pinouts so that it becomes easier for people trying to use salvaged trackpoints in their DIY projects to find and share needed info. I've not contributed to the Deskthority Wiki yet, so before...
by Dilettant
20 Apr 2015, 12:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: My custom ergonomic Suka-style
Replies: 18
Views: 1495

To all you trackpoint hackers: What do you think about assembling a list of known trackpoint controller types and their pinouts on the Wiki? I destroyed one from a T30, which matched the first one linked in this geekhack post , and I could successfully test it without substantial problems. Now I hav...
by Dilettant
10 Apr 2015, 18:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: My custom ergonomic Suka-style
Replies: 18
Views: 1495

This looks very inspiring! Makes me want to make progress with a not so unsimilar project. Concerning the trackpoint: I tested a trackpoint from a ThinkPad T30 donor by directly connecting it to a PS/2 cable, which worked. There might be fewer sources of error in such a simplified setup compared to ...
by Dilettant
10 Oct 2014, 08:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tutorial - Rebuilding And Designing Thinkpad Keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 3246

For the mouse buttons I again used the existing switches and mounts from the Thinkpad Keyboard. The only issue I ran into was that it was a pain to connect to the membrane circuitry. I used conductive epoxy and had problems with copper tape. I pulled apart a Thinkpad T30 Keyboard. http://i.imgur.co...
by Dilettant
10 Oct 2014, 08:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Super Slim USB Thinkpad Keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 1486

How's your project going? Did it already work out as expected and how does it look?
by Dilettant
27 Mar 2014, 23:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Tutorial - Rebuilding And Designing Thinkpad Keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 3246

Great project - IMHO split keyboards are the way to go. Pjmelon, I see you're using two Teensys. I'd expect this wasn't for performance reasons, was it? I'm thinking about using one Arduino Micro polling up to four PS/2 devices (trackpoints and keyboard controllers from old Thinkpad and desktop keyb...

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