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by Ellipse
24 Sep 2020, 01:23
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

The solenoids themselves already started shipping. I received a few of the production units by DHL Express. The rest of the production batch will be on the second container shipment later this year. If you would prefer not to wait please email or PM me if you wanted to help cover the additional ship...
by Ellipse
23 Sep 2020, 22:25
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Solenoid Installation Guide and Sound Test video:
by Ellipse
23 Sep 2020, 01:49
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Dye sublimation update - the trial of the dye sublimation jig is set to be completed this week. Second container shipment update - the factory is wrapping up the repairs and expects the shipment to go out before the end of October. In order to continue mailing out keyboards upon request, they will n...
by Ellipse
19 Sep 2020, 18:00
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

str8away I have found that pandrew's beta utility "auto enter bootloader" checkmark has worked for me, even if the controller is running xwhatsit firmware. I just plug in the keyboard after the check box in the utility has already been checked and it loads the bootloader and displays "AtMEGA32 DFU" ...
by Ellipse
09 Sep 2020, 21:55
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

I'm on the fence on buying one of these, can somebody help answer a couple questions I have about this keyboard? Is using a function key to access alternate keys annoying? (IE escape, having to do ctrl alt delete) How are the keys that you can buy from the website? What things do you recommend me d...
by Ellipse
06 Sep 2020, 03:45
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

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by Ellipse
02 Sep 2020, 22:17
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Dye sub update: Attached is a high res scan of the latest sublimated keys of excellent quality (same as what was posted a few weeks ago with my phone camera) vs. the exact originals they were based off of. The new ones as sublimated by the factory's equipment appear to be a touch wider and thicker, ...
by Ellipse
01 Sep 2020, 05:07
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

I thought I'd share instructions someone sent me on using the xwhatsit utility and compiling the xwhatsit hex firmware files - someone was asking me about this recently. As always, this would be done at your own risk. Compiling/running the xwhatsit capsense utility on Linux: For Ubuntu: 1. Open the ...
by Ellipse
01 Sep 2020, 02:12
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Forgot to mention this earlier but last week I posted the August update on the blog, which summarizes all the progress and postings since the prior update: https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/blog/ Today I provided the factory with detailed tolerance specifications for the dye sublimation alignment and ...
by Ellipse
27 Aug 2020, 18:54
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] Beam spring USB-C xwhatsit + solenoid drivers; Displaywriter xwhatsits as well
Replies: 25
Views: 3432

Re: [GB] Beam spring USB-C xwhatsit + solenoid drivers; Displaywriter xwhatsits as well

All the remaining controllers were completed and will be on the next container shipment, expected later this year.
by Ellipse
26 Aug 2020, 16:57
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Great solenoid test video darkspider!

Stepped 1.75U keys are not available from me as I don't have the mold for that key, just the non-stepped 1.75U mold. Unicomp offers stepped keys though.
by Ellipse
25 Aug 2020, 19:15
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

As requested here are photos of the production key colors, all in one photo.

Key colors (from left to right:  Pebble, Pearl, Black, Industrial SSK Blue, 60% Dark Gray):
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by Ellipse
23 Aug 2020, 04:22
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Those making the line art type renderings - feel free to work with the newer photos from this album. The renderings have stepped keys from the prototypes while the new Model F's do not have those keys stepped.

https://imgur.com/a/gw8FOl0
by Ellipse
21 Aug 2020, 19:54
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Do you know what the name of the grey is so I could maybe could have my soon to be f77 case sent off and powercoated then in that color. The paint was custom mixed from an original Industrial SSK case part mailed to China. You can take an Industrial Gray case to a paint store and they can match the...
by Ellipse
21 Aug 2020, 04:39
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Unicorn all classic case orders will be with the original style powdercoating.

The new powdercoating is not available to order and to keep things simple, I will only consider the alternative powdercoating maybe towards the end of the final round and will not be offering upgrades.
by Ellipse
20 Aug 2020, 05:18
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Lagomorph the new USB-C beam spring controllers have card edge connectors that are tighter fitting to the beam spring capacitive PCBs. The fit of one of these new controllers is properly tight to my 3278 beam spring controller. The older controllers were a bit looser fitting, maybe due to using mold...
by Ellipse
19 Aug 2020, 18:16
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] Beam spring USB-C xwhatsit + solenoid drivers; Displaywriter xwhatsits as well
Replies: 25
Views: 3432

Re: [GB] Beam spring USB-C xwhatsit + solenoid drivers; Displaywriter xwhatsits as well

The beam spring and beam spring displaywriter production samples arrived and I have approved the factory to finish up assembly. I also received a few solenoid production units and posted some more details on the F62/F77 project thread. The solenoids are great, far better than the originals. Solenoid...
by Ellipse
19 Aug 2020, 18:01
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Thanks darkcruix for your update on the case powdercoating and on the Model F manual. Interest check: ultra durable modern style powdercoating for classic zinc and/or compact aluminum cases? Just to show everyone how far powdercoating has come: here's a video of me taking the end of a screwdriver an...
by Ellipse
19 Aug 2020, 06:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xwhatsit solenoid driver alternative
Replies: 19
Views: 2268

Re: Xwhatsit solenoid driver alternative

Thanks zzxx that is a good first step towards what I was asking about. Ideally I could use a Pro Micro + an xwhatsit solenoid driver to work with the original IBM Model F controller. I understand that there are cheaper alternatives described by kmnov and others to power the solenoid but I'm curious ...
by Ellipse
19 Aug 2020, 05:57
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Dye sublimation update - excellent progress: The factory has done an outstanding job with the latest key samples. They seem to have perfected the various variables to get a good quality result. On my Meiji stereo microscope it is almost impossible to tell the difference in sublimation quality (sharp...
by Ellipse
19 Aug 2020, 04:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xwhatsit solenoid driver alternative
Replies: 19
Views: 2268

Re: Xwhatsit solenoid driver alternative

Hey, can we apply this setup to model f xt running by pro micro soarer's converter? If yes would you please provide information about wiring? Thanks. No, because Soarer's converter does not have a PIN set to trigger a signal for the Solenoid. And because Soarer's converter is not open source, we wo...
by Ellipse
19 Aug 2020, 02:01
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Also a few of the new USB-C beam spring and beam spring - displaywriter controllers arrived! They all have tested good, except one which has a bad row (not sure if a component is bad or if some reflowing will fix the issue - any recommendations from SMT soldering experts out there?). 20200818_185223...
by Ellipse
19 Aug 2020, 00:29
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

A few of the production solenoids arrived and they are excellent! The solenoids are more than double the weight of the original IBM beam spring solenoid in one of my 3278 keyboards. The adjustable stroke of the new solenoids works well. At full stroke (5mm) the solenoid is at its heftiest. The solen...
by Ellipse
16 Aug 2020, 17:08
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

FXT the packing slip should have been in the package loose, or outside the package in the clear shipping label pouch. I have noted to send another slip with the rest of your orders. You would need to use the beta QMK site for now, not the official site. Please do post here requesting an invite to th...
by Ellipse
14 Aug 2020, 05:50
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Due to the extended lead times for powdercoating in China, the factory is starting preparations for colors for the final round (for both classic and compact cases). Please do post if you would like to order any previously unavailable colors and if there's enough demand (not sure of the minimum order...
by Ellipse
13 Aug 2020, 07:03
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Mattr567 - sorry for the delay - just mailed out your solenoid driver! As a general note everyone will receive a tracking number by email when something is shipping. FXT did you see the newly posted manual which discusses suggestions to mitigate the binding of larger keys? Now available at www.Model...
by Ellipse
12 Aug 2020, 17:04
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] Beam spring USB-C xwhatsit + solenoid drivers; Displaywriter xwhatsits as well
Replies: 25
Views: 3432

Re: [GB] Beam spring USB-C xwhatsit + solenoid drivers; Displaywriter xwhatsits as well

An update - there were some delays with the components. Components with the wrong footprint had to be re-ordered. They will be assembling and DHL Express mailing me a few of each controller for evaluation in the next week or two. I am also getting the first samples of the solenoids themselves in han...
by Ellipse
08 Aug 2020, 16:56
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

There was a note on space bar compatibility over on reddit that I wanted to post over here: Unicomp offers two 5.5U space bars, one known as "pre-2013" and one known as 2013 onwards. Only one is compatible with the Model F keyboard (don't remember which!). They are physically different designs. http...
by Ellipse
08 Aug 2020, 01:34
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

I have updated the organization of the new www.modelfkeyboards.com/manual page with sections that are by default minimized and expand when you click on it ("toggle switch"). This way one does not need to scroll through each section to get to the right one.
by Ellipse
05 Aug 2020, 16:41
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5569
Views: 690855

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

For quieter mods, please see the new manual section on mods, available on the project web site. The Model F still produces a click sound no matter what so I would not call it a silent keyboard even with mods.

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