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by mind_prepared
17 Jan 2019, 17:30
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 305
Views: 6293

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: 305
Views: 6293

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: 305
Views: 6293

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: 305
Views: 6293

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: 2517

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: 2517

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: 215

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: 217

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: 217

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
08 Dec 2018, 10:39
Forum: Group buys
Topic: WTB IBM Model M 122 AT to USB converter
Replies: 5
Views: 336

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: 127

[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: 926

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: 926

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: 926

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: 299

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: 299

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
14 Oct 2018, 17:34
Forum: Vendors
Topic: BT-USB-Hybrid controllers for Model M 122, M2, Unicomp M
Replies: 41
Views: 2517

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
20 Sep 2018, 01:03
Forum: Vendors
Topic: BT-USB-Hybrid controllers for Model M 122, M2, Unicomp M
Replies: 41
Views: 2517

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: 2517

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
05 Aug 2018, 11:50
Forum: For sale
Topic: (2) Matias Ergo Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 404

clickysb wrote: One early pre-order. Very flaky. Free local pickup. $20 shipped.

The other mid-2015. Occasionally flaky; usually a power cycle fixes it for a few days.
Can you be more specific as to what you mean by 'flaky'? Do these boards have controller issues? Curious.
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: 2517

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...
by mind_prepared
21 Jul 2018, 18:30
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Need US proxy for shipping Unicomp replacement parts to Germany
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Did you try emailing unicomp to see if they can reduce shipping charges for small items? They did it for me before thanks for the suggestion, I'll definitely look into that. Do you still remember what you ordered and what they charged you for it? Can you quote some figures, just for future reference?
by mind_prepared
21 Jul 2018, 16:35
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Need US proxy for shipping Unicomp replacement parts to Germany
Replies: 5
Views: 215

hm, almost two weeks an only one response so far, darn. Did I state my enquiry unintelligbly or is it simply the fact that nobody wants to proxy for me? I will 'reward' anyone willing to proxy Unicomp parts from the US, I'm not necessarily looking for a 'free ride' fellas. Perhaps some of you guys a...
by mind_prepared
12 Jul 2018, 13:14
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Need US proxy for shipping Unicomp replacement parts to Germany
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Need US proxy for shipping Unicomp replacement parts to Germany

Hey guys, I've had the urge to buy replacement parts from Unicomp for a long time, but $30 for shipping + (German) 19% V.A.T. is just ridiculous. It can't be that expensive to ship a few small plastic parts from the US to Germany. I'd appreciate if someone would be willing to offer their help. I'm i...
by mind_prepared
11 Jun 2018, 19:49
Forum: Vendors
Topic: BT-USB-Hybrid controllers for Model M 122, M2, Unicomp M
Replies: 41
Views: 2517

Well, both of my Lexmark M's have SDL bays in that case there is no problem at all. My reservations only apply to 4th generation boards, the last revision of the M series without an SDL bay and a fixed cable exiting the case at the top right corner. If your board has an SDL bay then you're good (wh...
by mind_prepared
07 Jun 2018, 23:57
Forum: Vendors
Topic: BT-USB-Hybrid controllers for Model M 122, M2, Unicomp M
Replies: 41
Views: 2517

I'd love to convert one of my Lexmark Ms. Do you have an idea how to deal with the lack of an SDL bay? The only preexisting opening is the hole where the PS/2 cable exits the case. This opening could be used to hold a Mini or Micro USB connector, but it would have to be glued or screwed to the insi...
by mind_prepared
05 Jun 2018, 22:54
Forum: Vendors
Topic: BT-USB-Hybrid controllers for Model M 122, M2, Unicomp M
Replies: 41
Views: 2517

I voted for the M2. Those PCBs always need their capacitors replaced, and that is a pain to do (for me anyway). heh, I'm hearin ya, but isn't dismantling an M2 withouth breaking anything more of a pain the neck than replacing the cap on the original controller board? I mean, if you've gotten that f...
by mind_prepared
04 Jun 2018, 23:47
Forum: Vendors
Topic: BT-USB-Hybrid controllers for Model M 122, M2, Unicomp M
Replies: 41
Views: 2517

hey guys, I'm making a new batch right now (12 PCBs), mainly for the people who've pre-ordered a M101/102 controller board (see other thread) and have been waiting for forever, and for the people who've signaled their interest in a replacement controller for their M122. Let me know if anyone else wo...
by mind_prepared
12 Apr 2018, 15:08
Forum: Vendors
Topic: BT-USB-Hybrid controllers for Model M 122, M2, Unicomp M
Replies: 41
Views: 2517

The controller board will fit inside any Model M keyboard. To connect a M122, 4th generation Model M or Unicomp Model M, a daughterboard is necessary, just in case anybody's wondering. Anyway, here's a few pictures of a converted M122. I hope they also convey the relative ease with which a conversio...
by mind_prepared
27 Mar 2018, 14:39
Forum: Vendors
Topic: BT-USB-Hybrid controllers for Model M 122, M2, Unicomp M
Replies: 41
Views: 2517

ok, so here's a new prototype. This controller board is truly universal and can be used with any Model M board out there (although some slight modifications and extras might be necessary) (except M2). I've also added new features to the firmware, s.a. support for up to 24 macro keys. blusb_universal...

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