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by mind_prepared
11 Sep 2020, 22:52
Forum: For sale
Topic: Bluetooth 4.0 BLE-USB-Bridge - HID Proxy - legacy - TV adapter/dongle
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Re: Bluetooth 4.0 BLE-USB-Bridge - HID Proxy - legacy - TV adapter/dongle

Is the BT wake-up still going to be there ? Like having to press a key on the keyboard after an idle period before being able to type and the pc to get the signal again? Good question. I don't know. I haven't had time to check yet, but I will asap. Did I get it right or the advantages & features ar...
by mind_prepared
09 Sep 2020, 22:47
Forum: For sale
Topic: Solderless adapter socket for HC-xx, HM-xx BT modules (breadboard, Arduino, prototyping)
Replies: 7
Views: 2016

Re: Solderless adapter socket for HC-xx, HM-xx BT modules (breadboard, Arduino, prototyping)

btw, here's some illustration of the 'design' process. I've include a picture of a very interesting alternative approach by WDWHITE@Thingiverse. I would have loved to try my hands on that, but, alas, I don't own a 3D-printer and don't find them overly useful or interesting, so I had to rack my brain...
by mind_prepared
27 Aug 2020, 20:25
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 121
Views: 23016

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

So, I have to ask... Any plans to update this to Bluetooth LE available in Bluetooth 4 and 5 to increase battery life? What's the highest capacity battery you can recommend? The BT module already supports BT 4.0 BLE and the firmware has been tweaked to minimize power consumption. A 500 mAh battery ...
by mind_prepared
04 Jul 2020, 19:36
Forum: For sale
Topic: Solderless adapter socket for HC-xx, HM-xx BT modules (breadboard, Arduino, prototyping)
Replies: 7
Views: 2016

Re: Solderless adapter socket for HC-xx, HM-xx BT modules (breadboard, Arduino, prototyping)

haha, well, the socket adapters work just as I had planned and I have been using them productively for a while now for BT development. Apparently there are two people watching my Ebay listing, so I assume there is *someone* out there who thinks this could be useful, heh. =^p
by mind_prepared
01 Jul 2020, 14:57
Forum: For sale
Topic: Bluetooth 4.0 BLE-USB-Bridge - HID Proxy - legacy - TV adapter/dongle
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Bluetooth 4.0 BLE-USB-Bridge - HID Proxy - legacy - TV adapter/dongle

Not sure if a lot of people will find this useful, but I've been offering these for a while on Ebay and recently a buyer suggested I blow the horn about it on the forum to give it a little more exposure. The price on Ebay is 20€ + shipping, but I can take a discount outside of Ebay, of course. =^) B...
by mind_prepared
12 Jun 2020, 19:53
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 121
Views: 23016

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

Thank you for your reply. I'm only familiar with QMK and already have a "default" set of TapDance, Macros etc., I use of my board, so it would be very easy for me if it was available. But if your firmware can handle the likes of TapDance and Macros without too much hustling I could off corse use th...
by mind_prepared
12 Jun 2020, 13:36
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 121
Views: 23016

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

Could this run qmk by any chance? If QMK can be compiled for XMEGA MCUs, yes. Keep in mind though that you would be pretty much on your own with this, I would really only be supplying the raw silicon, so to speak, no technical support as far as firmware issues are concerned. Would you mind explaini...
by mind_prepared
12 May 2020, 13:58
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 121
Views: 23016

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

possible to make one for a new Model F from Model F labs? I have one on order and would like to convert it to bluetooth. No. F series keyboards have capacitive switches, so in order to be able to scan the matrix the microcontroller must be able to sense variations in capacity. My crummy little cont...
by mind_prepared
20 Mar 2020, 01:01
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 121
Views: 23016

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

I can imagine that some people are currently having more urgent things to take care of than planning a conversion of their old Model M keyboard, but just letting you know I'm ready to make another batch. If the state of things keeps on deteriorating at the current pace this may be the last batch eve...
by mind_prepared
20 Mar 2020, 00:55
Forum: For sale
Topic: Solderless adapter socket for HC-xx, HM-xx BT modules (breadboard, Arduino, prototyping)
Replies: 7
Views: 2016

Re: Solderless adapter socket for HC-xx, HM-xx BT modules (breadboard, Arduino, prototyping)

People over at Geekhack seem to be having a really hard time understanding what I'm offering here. I hope it is clear to everyone who's reading this that it is not about the depicted BT module (blue PCB), but the socket adapter (green PCB with spring contacts). You cannot buy such an adapter anywher...
by mind_prepared
08 Mar 2020, 13:17
Forum: For sale
Topic: Solderless adapter socket for HC-xx, HM-xx BT modules (breadboard, Arduino, prototyping)
Replies: 7
Views: 2016

Solderless adapter socket for HC-xx, HM-xx BT modules (breadboard, Arduino, prototyping)

bt_module_socket_isometric.JPG bt_module_socket_top_on_breadboard.JPG bt_module_socket_side.JPG bt_module_socket_kit.JPG Note: The small blue PCB in the pictures is just there to illustrate what everything looks like fully assembled. The socket adapter is the main item. Although the HC-XX and HM-XX...
by mind_prepared
24 Dec 2019, 22:03
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 121
Views: 23016

Re: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

Not dead yet indeed! Do you plan on doing something for model F's? Would be awesome to have an F running over Bluetooth *imagining a kishsaver (or AT..) running over Bluetooth... drool.* well, I don't own a Model F (neither an original nor a remake) and the only time I've ever seen one was years ag...
by mind_prepared
01 Dec 2019, 13:01
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 121
Views: 23016

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: 9616

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: 9616

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: 1730

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: 41314

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: 41314

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: 1588

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: 1588

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: 121
Views: 23016

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: 121
Views: 23016

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: 121
Views: 23016

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: 121
Views: 23016

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,...

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