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by mind_prepared
03 Apr 2019, 11:38
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 88
Views: 6821

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

Just a short update: finally, fellow member arakula has released a Windows binary of the (soon to be cross-platform) GUI he's been working on for quite some time now. If you would like to check it out, I've created a new thread in the Workshop section so that we can start testing and fixing bugs and...
by mind_prepared
03 Apr 2019, 11:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Blusb universal BT-USB Model M controller cross-platform GUI and/or CLI thread
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Blusb universal BT-USB Model M controller cross-platform GUI and/or CLI thread

blusb_logo_alt3_shadow.gif Thanks to fellow member 'arakula', there's now a Windows GUI that renders configuration of the universal Bluetooth-USB-Hybrid Model M controller (Blusb, in short) intuitive and convenient. All revisions that have an M122 cut-out in the middle of the PCB and a 20x8 matrix ...
by mind_prepared
31 Jan 2019, 21:12
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 386
Views: 12139

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

@matt3o

thanks man, good job! I'm glad to hear there is a way to recover the lost threads.
by mind_prepared
31 Jan 2019, 21:08
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 88
Views: 6821

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

the rumors about the death of this project have been greatly exaggerated... just letting you guys know, this project is alive and well and I'm still making controller boards for anyone interested.

give up a hand for matt3o for recovering the lost threads! Yay!
by mind_prepared
30 Jan 2019, 12:29
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 386
Views: 12139

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

it goes without saying that the migration happens only if we can recover everything talking about recovery - how are the chances the older Marketplace threads can be recovered anytime soon? Honestly, I don't quite understand why this happened the way it did. There are some really old threads, s.a. ...
by mind_prepared
17 Jan 2019, 17:30
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 386
Views: 12139

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

thanks for your efforts, I do appreciate it. The best solution would be to restore the original thread. If you can do that then please don't bother with a workaround. If not it doesn't matter since all the posts by members and users are gone anyway and that's what really made it useful. Well, a wiki...
by mind_prepared
17 Jan 2019, 16:36
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 386
Views: 12139

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

what happened to my thread? did you delete it? https://deskthority.net/other-f61/ibm-model-m-bluetooth-usb-hybrid-controller-conversion-kits-t17388.html?hilit=bluetooth%20controller Where do I turn to inquire about technical issue on DT? okay that's what happened. On the previous version we had a s...
by mind_prepared
15 Jan 2019, 13:17
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 386
Views: 12139

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

what happened to my thread? did you delete it? other-f61/ibm-model-m-bluetooth-usb-hyb ... controller

Where do I turn to inquire about technical issue on DT?
by mind_prepared
12 Jan 2019, 12:43
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 386
Views: 12139

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Hey matt3o, I appreciate your and everybody else's efforts to maintain and develop DT but I'm totally dissatisfied with the new layout, this place starts looking more and more like Geekhack - and I hate Geekhack, it's excruciating, I can't find anything on there by looking at the thread list. I thin...
by mind_prepared
24 Dec 2018, 02:26
Forum: Vendors
Topic: BT-USB-Hybrid controllers for Model M 122, M2, Unicomp M
Replies: 41
Views: 3122

Excelso wrote: I would be interested in a Model M 122 kit but I'm unaware of how much would that cost.
the controller board is 75€ with BT+USB and 67€ without BT components, the daughterboard is 10€ and the jumper cables are 5€.
by mind_prepared
23 Dec 2018, 16:40
Forum: Vendors
Topic: BT-USB-Hybrid controllers for Model M 122, M2, Unicomp M
Replies: 41
Views: 3122

Except arakula I haven't heard back from any of the guys who voted for a M122 replacement controller. What's wrong fellas? Also, I see there's 7 votes for an M2 replacement controller - but only guy has left a message so that I can add him to the list of people interested. Please, if you're interest...
by mind_prepared
15 Dec 2018, 20:34
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Need US proxy for shipping Unicomp replacement parts to Germany
Replies: 5
Views: 294

I almost forgot about it, so here's my letter of recommendation: blaise170 was so kind as to proxy space bars for me and it all went great. Blaise is a good dude. I was worried at first that the space bars had become scratched because he had just shipped them without any cushioning in the original p...
by mind_prepared
15 Dec 2018, 20:28
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: IBM Model M Frame (1390136)
Replies: 5
Views: 290

This would be very tempting to do actually, particularly if they have the full length plastic rivets - could trim them, drill them and melt some threaded inserts into the posts then some nice chrome plated truss head bolts from the baseplate. haha, that's the spirit! you're out of your nut... if yo...
by mind_prepared
14 Dec 2018, 01:18
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: IBM Model M Frame (1390136)
Replies: 5
Views: 290

one thing that didn't cross my mind when we were discussing that problem earlier: why not get a replacement frame from Unicomp and salvage the retention clips for the stabilizer bars from your old frame and then just glue them onto the new one? you could also make your own out of leftover plastic or...
by mind_prepared
09 Dec 2018, 21:49
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 88
Views: 6821

TL;DR I had used an active PS/2-USB converter beforehand. But time and again, the keyboard would stop working or start generating special characters instead of the regular alphanumerics and I had to unplug the cable and plug it in again to 'reset' the converter. ... And now I have a properly workin...
by mind_prepared
08 Dec 2018, 10:39
Forum: Group buys
Topic: WTB IBM Model M 122 AT to USB converter
Replies: 5
Views: 484

you could also dump the original controller altogether and get a USB replacement controller instead, jfyi
by mind_prepared
05 Dec 2018, 11:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [WTD] decent hardware USB low/full speed protocol analyzer, new/used
Replies: 0
Views: 176

[WTD] decent hardware USB low/full speed protocol analyzer, new/used

Hey guys, I'm the fella behind the Blusb BT-USB-Hybrid controller project. The current design is based on an Atmel ATXMEGA32 MCU and, as far as the USB interface is concerned, Atmel's ASF USB stack. Some people over at avrfreaks.net claim that all ASF stuff is trash and that the guys who wrote the c...
by mind_prepared
18 Nov 2018, 18:37
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Anybody selling an IBM Space saving Keyboard (SSK)?
Replies: 31
Views: 1238

TL;DR for highly sought-after items you need to invest time or money to get them, and sometimes you need both. heh, that was totally my point, too. The thread starter has an attitude problem and no sense of humor, apparently. He wants a super rare item - but he doesn't want to spend a lot of time o...
by mind_prepared
18 Nov 2018, 02:58
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Anybody selling an IBM Space saving Keyboard (SSK)?
Replies: 31
Views: 1238

obviously some of you guys aren't used to sarcasm. Look it up in the dictionary. Just cause you sell your stuff at horrendous prices there is nothing bad with asking for a fair deal. yea, right, my prices are horrendous, but $170-$200 for a board some dude probably pulled out of a garbage can is fai...
by mind_prepared
17 Nov 2018, 17:53
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Anybody selling an IBM Space saving Keyboard (SSK)?
Replies: 31
Views: 1238

Cherryisgarbage wrote: Does anybody out there have an IBM SSK that they're willing to sell for less than $200 USD?
haha, that's a good one! why not 'for less than $20'? And don't forget to ask for a free G80-5000 while you're negotiating the final price...get outa here! ;p
by mind_prepared
16 Nov 2018, 21:12
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Service/Help for Model M screw mod?
Replies: 11
Views: 441

I think all this young man needs is a little encouragement and he will be able to do it himself...
by mind_prepared
15 Nov 2018, 19:48
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Service/Help for Model M screw mod?
Replies: 11
Views: 441

My experience is that people seem reluctant to pay a fair fee for the service, yet are unwilling to do it themselves. Therefore, few people want to offer to take on a project like that for hire, while it might seem like an enjoyable distraction when doing it for themselves. Yeppers, that's pretty m...
by mind_prepared
21 Oct 2018, 03:24
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 88
Views: 6821

would it be possible to use the macro feature to essentially bind a key combination or something like that to a specific scan code? Yes. All the macro function does is sending a key report stored in the EEPROM. A macro can be recorded on the fly, or, alternatively, you can edit a pre-defined macro ...
by mind_prepared
14 Oct 2018, 17:34
Forum: Vendors
Topic: BT-USB-Hybrid controllers for Model M 122, M2, Unicomp M
Replies: 41
Views: 3122

hey guys, just letting you know I've finished designing and prototyping a daughterboard to add support for 4th generation Lexmark/Unicomp boards. With the addition of a few transistors the controller can be configured to automatically switch from USB to BT mode and vice versa whenever a USB cable is...
by mind_prepared
30 Sep 2018, 12:15
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 88
Views: 6821

Hi..., do you accept Bitcoin? heh, why, you tryin to launder drug money or sumptin? Nah, sorry, no Bitcoin, I don't even know what that is. ;) By the by, actually, good ol' bank transfer used to be the payment method of choice in Germany until recently (and still is for safe transactions between Ge...
by mind_prepared
20 Sep 2018, 01:03
Forum: Vendors
Topic: BT-USB-Hybrid controllers for Model M 122, M2, Unicomp M
Replies: 41
Views: 3122

I've edited the original post to include a picture of a complete M122 conversion kit (although a few things are not in the picture)
by mind_prepared
13 Sep 2018, 12:52
Forum: Vendors
Topic: BT-USB-Hybrid controllers for Model M 122, M2, Unicomp M
Replies: 41
Views: 3122

So, any news on this? YES! Absolutely! The controller boards are done, the daughterboards are done and I'm ready for taking actual orders and shipping now. I'll post a picture of a complete kit in a bit. The only reason I didn't get back to any of you guys earlier is that I had problems with a new ...
by mind_prepared
27 Aug 2018, 16:09
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 88
Views: 6821

I've finished making another run of controller boards and can still take about 10 additional orders at this point, so let me know if you're interested. I thought some people might care about this sort of thing so I've uploaded a short clip of a laser session. After coating the boards with Mechanic b...
by mind_prepared
23 Jul 2018, 01:31
Forum: Vendors
Topic: BT-USB-Hybrid controllers for Model M 122, M2, Unicomp M
Replies: 41
Views: 3122

ok, I'm making another batch... unfortunately the last run sold out so fast I didn't get around to making any M122 conversion kits. The prototype I made is sold as well. This time around I'll make 16 controller boards and 9 daughterboards to connect the M122 matrix. An M122 conversion kit will consi...

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