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by mind_prepared
01 Dec 2019, 13:01
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 108
Views: 12942

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

bump, not dead (yet)
by mind_prepared
20 Nov 2019, 13:57
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Awards 2019 ~ Phase 1: The nominations
Replies: 48
Views: 3911

Re: Deskthority Awards 2019 ~ Phase 1: The nominations

It has an MX mount, so it's not that useless. ... The value is mostly that you can't sell it and it's not easily reproduceable (although, y'know, Chinese guys). Sure, agreed, but why a wing nut? Apparently because nuts and bolts are symbolic of 'mechanics'. I reckon that's why it was chosen to repr...
by mind_prepared
19 Nov 2019, 19:16
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Awards 2019 ~ Phase 1: The nominations
Replies: 48
Views: 3911

Re: Deskthority Awards 2019 ~ Phase 1: The nominations

on a side note, what does a (artistic, useless) wing nut have to do with keyboards? Isn't a wing nut more reminiscent of an era when there were no computers, and hence no computer keyboards (mechanical or other)? My crummy little keyboard controller project has not been nominated (it was featured in...
by mind_prepared
09 Nov 2019, 14:55
Forum: For sale
Topic: WTS a liar DT id:“mataenanos'
Replies: 18
Views: 1000

Re: WTS a liar DT id:“mataenanos'

you fool, don't post bank account data on a public forum!
by mind_prepared
02 Nov 2019, 19:59
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 27433

Re: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019

I hate to come across like an ass for not wanting to chip in unconditionally, but would it be possible to create a bar chart showing the current funds needed vs. donations made? That way every member could see directly 1) what the current budget (gap) is and 2) that the donation made has been posted...
by mind_prepared
01 Nov 2019, 18:10
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 27433

Re: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019

how much money do you need and where does the money go? I'm willing to make a donation but under the condition of a minimum of transparency, please.
by mind_prepared
30 Oct 2019, 21:33
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: older Mac mini or notebook
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: older Mac mini or notebook

here's a little update: I've installed macOS 10.14 Mojave on a VM running on a Windows PC and the USB issue that I was going to investigate did not occur in that environment. Apparently, it does indeed make a difference whether macOS is running on Apple hardware or in a VM. Hence I would still be in...
by mind_prepared
09 Oct 2019, 14:24
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: older Mac mini or notebook
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

older Mac mini or notebook

Hi there fellas, I know this is a keyboard forum, but I'm afraid I need a Mac for development and testing of USB devices. I would be interested in a used Mac Mini or a MacBook (or whatever Apple calls its devices). Doesn't matter if the case has kinks or chipped edges, I just need something that can...
by mind_prepared
23 Sep 2019, 22:26
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 108
Views: 12942

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

I've overhauled the firmware, communication with host app is now completely driverless. Additionally, I (finally!) made a USB HID bootloader, so performing a firmware update will be easy from now on (although the added utility may seem somewhat marginal, it's still good to have!). I've also tweaked ...
by mind_prepared
18 Aug 2019, 17:08
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 108
Views: 12942

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

Update: Since I stopped making the PCBs myself a good while ago I suppose it's high time I uploaded some pictures of the PCBs I got from the fab house. Goodbye electroless tin plated PCBs! (pictures on first page)
by mind_prepared
08 Aug 2019, 12:18
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 108
Views: 12942

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

Ok then, I will give it a try, and get back to you in case I find enough people. I'd do a groupbuy thread as well, but I still lack permission for now, and I'm not entirely sure if it qualifies as one. I don't think such a thread would qualify as a 'group buy' thread because there is nothing to buy...
by mind_prepared
05 Aug 2019, 21:20
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 108
Views: 12942

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

That would be entirely sufficient, in case you should actually commit to it. How about a Groupbuy thread for a board with PS/2 support? Or I could ask around in a few DOS/retro forums and try to create some demand, if you're ok with that? Sure, why not, give it a shot. But be aware that, initially,...
by mind_prepared
05 Aug 2019, 20:59
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 108
Views: 12942

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

You probably won't find such a converter. Besides the issue of writing a device driver that would allow USB devices to work in DOS (and one for your controller to talk to that) there would also be a serious bandwidth issue with the PS/2 port. Trying to shove the cat through the keyhole, as the old ...
by mind_prepared
04 Aug 2019, 17:40
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 108
Views: 12942

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

Would a version of your controller that supports both the USB & PS/2 protocol be feasible, and would you consider it for a premium? Well, I suppose I could do that, but I usually don't take feature requests as long as I cannot find at least 10 people that will find it useful. Spending a lot of time...
by mind_prepared
02 Aug 2019, 22:02
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 108
Views: 12942

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

I have a question about the Bluetooth-USB bridge. Would it be possible to use your BT-USB bridge with an additional 'USB to PS/2' Adapter (when using the bridge as a stand-alone BT host)? I also have a feature request, if you would consider it. I'm looking for something in the vein of the Logitech ...
by mind_prepared
21 Jul 2019, 22:32
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 108
Views: 12942

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

it's been a while since I bumped this thread the last time, just letting you guys know, this project is still alive and well. Get at me if you're interested. Cheers, mp
by mind_prepared
28 Jun 2019, 22:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model M buckling spring switch bounce oscilloscope measurement
Replies: 13
Views: 1299

Re: IBM Model M buckling spring switch bounce oscilloscope measurement

ah, very interesting! way to go guys!

While my measurements roughly square with zool's as far as total bounce time is concerned, I didn't see any actual bouncing. I guess I need to change some settings on the scope to see some actual bouncing?
by mind_prepared
22 May 2019, 13:27
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 108
Views: 12942

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

hey guys, just letting you know, I've just received another batch of PCBs from the fabhouse, ready to process new orders again.
by mind_prepared
03 Apr 2019, 11:38
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 108
Views: 12942

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: 3
Views: 1421

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: 438
Views: 30655

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: 108
Views: 12942

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: 438
Views: 30655

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: 438
Views: 30655

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: 438
Views: 30655

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: 438
Views: 30655

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: 438
Views: 30655

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: 6801

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€.

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