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by jeb
21 Feb 2019, 21:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unidentified POS keyboard restoration and retrobrighting
Replies: 20
Views: 2205

Re: Unidentified POS keyboard restoration and retrobrighting

It looks like the PCB with the switches is just passing along the signals to the controller board. The board is 8x16, and I see a total of 24 wires coming from the PCB, in groups of 8, with 16 having diodes nearby. Which suggests that it may be a straightforward matrix. If it's so, you could use one...
by jeb
11 Dec 2018, 20:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: a wild IBM Model F appears...with a thai exclusive layout?!?
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

It'd have to be a different PCB--there'd have to be overlapping pads in order to support both a centered single key and two 1u keys. Along with the other differences, I just don't think there's that sort of compatibility. There's also a different layout above the numpad, for the right shift area (1u...
by jeb
08 Oct 2018, 18:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M Clicky - Connector ?
Replies: 1
Views: 395

I think that is an RT plug. If you look at the documentation for Soarer's adapter , there is a pinout in the hardware section. I've never looked, but I don't know if there are ready-made options for converters. You can, however, make your own Soarer adapter without too much difficulty. You may find ...
by jeb
17 Aug 2018, 20:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Setting terminal model M's DIP switch "correctly"
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Now I'm waiting for my DIN sockets to arrive. The seller said that they are indeed 240 degrees... I hope. Of course the plan B is to cut the cable and connect wires directly to the Arduino. But this would be destructive and I would rather not do that 8-) This big metal IBM plug wouldn't forgive me....
by jeb
01 Feb 2018, 17:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 797
Views: 178821

As far as I can see, it does not do that (on the keyboard I'm currently using), and I've never seen any mention of a setting for that, so I would say it's not a possibility. I'm just curious: is there a reason for wanting that? I can sort of abstractly see that as possibly useful, but I don't know a...
by jeb
09 Aug 2017, 19:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 797
Views: 178821

I think the onbreak command may be causing trouble. Otherwise, it may be a little strange to break control before breaking P. I think what may be happening, is that it's pushing down control and P, and then the onbreak is either failing to trigger or the ordering of the commands is preventing them f...
by jeb
21 Jun 2017, 20:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 797
Views: 178821

I'm remapping that key with EUROPE_1. There's a chance that there's some other way to do it, but it works for me.
by jeb
21 Jun 2016, 20:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Examples of Soarer Converter configuration files please
Replies: 57
Views: 19293

Here's my F122 config. It's not commented, and has a fair number of keys that aren't remapped to anything useful. (If anyone has an example where they've found uses for all the keys on an F122, do share.) It includes a function layer activated by hitting the key to the right of left shift, and the l...
by jeb
25 May 2016, 22:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 1387033
Replies: 26
Views: 1737

I think the key in the delete spot is actually back tab (accessed these days with shift+tab). The key in the lower right of that block may be delete, though? I'm not sure what those symbols mean.
by jeb
04 May 2016, 20:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to use a Pro Micro as a cheap controller/converter
Replies: 335
Views: 112120

I feel less bad about my ignorance after looking at Wikipedia's table; XT models are not especially common. If your wiring's good, and you didn't flip the pinouts, then my next thought is, did you connect the reset pin? I'm not sure how a problem with the reset pin would manifest itself, and I don't...
by jeb
28 Apr 2016, 20:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 475
Views: 63386

Perhaps this is an appropriate time to ask a question I've had for a long while. For the most common 40% layout, how does it make sense that you would maximize the number of keys on the top row as opposed to the second row, where one's hands rest? The “most common 40% layout” was made by one dude, ...
by jeb
27 Apr 2016, 18:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 475
Views: 63386

Perhaps this is an appropriate time to ask a question I've had for a long while. For the most common 40% layout, how does it make sense that you would maximize the number of keys on the top row as opposed to the second row, where one's hands rest? By not having a key right of the pinky, you lose out...
by jeb
27 Apr 2016, 17:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to use a Pro Micro as a cheap controller/converter
Replies: 335
Views: 112120

Are you sure it's an XT Model M? I thought that Model M's were all either AT (or PS/2) or terminal. The plug for AT looks the same as that for XT, so maybe you wired it up for the wrong plug? That or the adapter's confused as to what protocol to use. Edit: The wiki says that there were Model Ms that...
by jeb
01 Apr 2016, 19:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM "Shop Date"
Replies: 16
Views: 2523

clickykeyboards wrote: Model M keyboards seemed to never have been made on Sundays or on US holidays, rarely on Saturdays.
Are you referring to the date on the back label? Because your spreadsheet does contain some examples with a date that was a Sunday; I analyzed this at one point.
by jeb
05 Nov 2015, 20:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps HHKB custom build | Waiting for keycaps!
Replies: 29
Views: 3221

Hasu made a PCB that supports that layout. I don't think there are any current group buys at the moment, but it looks like it supports what you want. Have a look: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69740.0
by jeb
05 May 2015, 19:01
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24022
Views: 1973577

Note that in the second group, the one on the bottom looks to be a gold label, which should have blue alps.
by jeb
23 Apr 2015, 16:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM multi-wide key anatomy
Replies: 9
Views: 921

For keys that are 1.5u or less, the stem is centered. For 1.75u, it's centered on the left 1.5u part, with the extra step to the right (i.e., it is like a 1.5u key, and then an extra space of 0.25u). Any 2u has stems as though it were two separate 1u keys. The 2.25u left shift has stems as though it...
by jeb
01 Feb 2015, 10:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 797
Views: 178821

Setting up a macro, you have to have the base key first, followed by the modifiers. So,

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macro SPACE LALT

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