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by emdude
08 Sep 2017, 18:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Working on a Buckling Spring 40%
Replies: 31
Views: 6977

Is the capacitive sensing robust enough to work with modified layouts of circuit board? It seemed like there was a lot of tweaking to get the sensing to work in the "real world" of the actual PCB. Could I really just apply my novice skills of pcb design and come up with something that the controlle...
by emdude
08 Sep 2017, 08:01
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2740
Views: 202689

Shinryuu wrote: Image
Very nice, an SSK with blanks is always a clean, sharp look. :)
by emdude
07 Sep 2017, 18:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Working on a Buckling Spring 40%
Replies: 31
Views: 6977

Lots to read there! Goodness, sensing high and low gets better and better. Glad to know about the flippers, would make the barrier to entry much easier. Still, I plan on proceeding with the PCB/diode design to make sure it works. Not sure how viable it will be long term given the membrane will be c...
by emdude
07 Sep 2017, 17:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Working on a Buckling Spring 40%
Replies: 31
Views: 6977

Take a look at Xwhatsit's thread . And if you're interested, I think orihalcon is still selling assembled controllers with the firmware already flashed here . The controller is very easy to set up and use. If you're interested, I also recommend reading DMA's CommonSense controller thread , as that s...
by emdude
07 Sep 2017, 03:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Working on a Buckling Spring 40%
Replies: 31
Views: 6977

I'm curious too. The capacitive matrix would be very simple, just a 4x12 grid; that would work with the Model F Xwhatsit. You could even incorporate an edge connector and use the beam spring version instead, with a firmware change to switch polarity. Either way, you would still get NKRO without havi...
by emdude
03 Sep 2017, 00:30
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Poll: What aspects of the wiki have you found to be the most useful?
Replies: 14
Views: 852

BTW, I have to admit that I sometimes use the Wiki also as a way to quickly find links to other resources on the web, that I remember are linked from the Wiki, that I really should have bookmarked instead ... Yes, I agree the wiki is great for this, especially with pages pertaining to detailed spec...
by emdude
01 Sep 2017, 06:41
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xwhatsit/CS-Compatible IBM 3277 PCB
Replies: 98
Views: 7431

A small follow-up: I want to thank orihalcon again for running the GB for the 66-key PCBs! He informed me that they all work fine, which is great! Also, at his and JP's request, I've begun work on a IBM 3740-series keyboard PCB, as well as one for the 5100-series keyboard. I'll periodically update t...
by emdude
29 Aug 2017, 19:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!
Replies: 420
Views: 32504

I haven't been on here in multiple months, but did reach out to DMA yesterday to start down our CommonSense path. I didn't realize we already had a logo, but threw this together on a plane trip several weeks ago. Not advocating it's use (I like DMA's) but posting here just for posterity (and I'll f...
by emdude
22 Aug 2017, 05:05
Forum: Vendors
Topic: More products added
Replies: 236
Views: 20322

That is saddening to hear. Best of luck and I hope things start looking up for you beyond the world of keyboards.

Thank you very much for everything you've done for this community, Cindy.
by emdude
19 Aug 2017, 22:36
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1752
Views: 89791

wobbled wrote: oh jeez good luck with that mate, please make a dedicated thread full of pictures of the progress!
Thanks, I will when I'm farther along on the restoration! The stems and springs are all rusted to some extent, need to disassemble and treat all the switches. :?
by emdude
19 Aug 2017, 22:26
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1752
Views: 89791

I received this 3101 the other day.. It's in nasty shape, but not past the point of no return, fortunately. I'm looking into getting both halves of the case sandblasted and powder coated, probably the switch mounting plate as well. :) Full album: http://imgur.com/a/V82xB http://i.imgur.com/25qGn8k.j...
by emdude
19 Aug 2017, 22:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3656
Views: 180743

Looking forward to it! :) I'm still waiting for my own FAME board to come in! It's been on a long trip from Australia. Unfortunately, the deal on this fell through. The seller would not accept PayPal--something about his account being frozen years ago--and could only take money transfers. It did no...
by emdude
19 Aug 2017, 22:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M Without Rubber Mat
Replies: 3
Views: 489

I can pick up a new membrane from unicomp for about $15 usd. I'm just curious. A new Unicomp mat is a very thin white latex material that yields different and more lively characteristics. PS - be sure and refer to it as a "blanket" - in Unicomp parlance a "mat" is the silicone thing with rubber dom...
by emdude
15 Aug 2017, 01:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3656
Views: 180743

Thanks for the info, sounds like this will be an interesting keyboard. I'll be sure to get photos when I receive it. :)
by emdude
15 Aug 2017, 01:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3656
Views: 180743

Yep, I think this is definitely a Tai Hao clone of some sort. The caps stand out to me as Tai Hao's Cherry profile clone, especially with the slashed 0s. There was a Keytrak board that didn't have slashed 0s that I noticed a while back too though. Interesting. From a glance, the keycaps appear to b...
by emdude
15 Aug 2017, 00:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3656
Views: 180743

I will be picking up this Cherry MX? XT keyboard. Can somebody identify this? After doing some snooping, I originally thought I was maybe looking at a G80-0414. However, the only label on the back is a "Made in Taiwan R.O.C." which makes no sense. Maybe it's a TH-series keyboard? Sorry about the poo...
by emdude
13 Aug 2017, 07:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: List of all known SSK KEYCAP Variants?
Replies: 17
Views: 1268

I heard there's a stock trading variant. That one's the 1395217/1395253. http://www.geocities.co.jp/SiliconValley-Cupertino/9946/1395217p2.jpg ...and supposedly someone has a Sabre Airlines SSK which I had not heard about which is new in open box and wondering if this has been seen before? Seems li...
by emdude
12 Aug 2017, 23:19
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1445
Views: 80933

depletedvespene wrote: Playing DOOM right now. This is the perfect compliment to my buckling springs. :-)
Fantastic soundtrack. :)

I sometimes like listening to this particular video of the full soundtracks for Doom 1 and 2:
by emdude
12 Aug 2017, 19:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2077
Views: 106075

When will lot_lizard return from the war?
Spoiler:
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by emdude
12 Aug 2017, 19:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 3741 Data Station / System 3 Barn Find
Replies: 151
Views: 10843

So I have not touched the case beyond simple cleaning. Honestly I am not quite ready to tackle the case yet. I have been considering everything needed to make it look as good as new though. Also some of the experience gained in my recent endeavors and further readings here on DT should prove to be ...
by emdude
12 Aug 2017, 00:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Interest Check] FSSK PCB
Replies: 20
Views: 1371

Additionally, I've reached out to idollar for the set-up specs (i.e., PCB dimensions, number of layers, thickness, basic vs. full-feature, etc.) but he hasn't gotten back to me. If anyone is able to provide them, it will help immensely and let me go about getting a quote quicker. i$ posted that inf...
by emdude
11 Aug 2017, 23:45
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22562
Views: 1198706

This seller sold another for $125 today. http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-5640534-BEAM-SPRING-CLICKY-KEY-TERMINAL-KEYBOARD-AS-IS-PARTS-REPAIR-ONLY-/282606102560 I bought this one. I might post photos of the damage assessment, I'm sure its condition rivals that of the keyboards from the Rustmaster! After...
by emdude
09 Aug 2017, 00:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xwhatsit/CS-Compatible IBM 3277 PCB
Replies: 98
Views: 7431

Wow, that layout is pretty clever, very TKL-like. I still have mine in its original layout; the block nav is very annoying.

Hm, I might do something like that! It's a good thing that the non-alpha block keys are uniform profile because swapping keycaps would drive me nuts otherwise.
by emdude
08 Aug 2017, 18:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xwhatsit/CS-Compatible IBM 3277 PCB
Replies: 98
Views: 7431

With emdude's support, I'll be running the 66-key split spacebar GB posted here: https://deskthority.net/group-buys-f50/ibm-3277-66-key-split-spacebar-pcb-mini-gb-t17149.html 4 spots available and FCFS :) Thanks for running this, ipreferpie!! I suppose it works out better this way, you are in a muc...
by emdude
08 Aug 2017, 03:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xwhatsit/CS-Compatible IBM 3277 PCB
Replies: 98
Views: 7431

Awesome! Do share your final setup, I don't have a solenoid in mine, but I'd like to add one at some point! :D
by emdude
06 Aug 2017, 19:40
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1752
Views: 89791

That's uncanny. The font is a dead ringer for the one IBM used; it looks like it even used the same kerning as the early Model Ms.

Edit: Although maybe not for the Shift keys..
by emdude
06 Aug 2017, 08:56
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 418
Views: 36270

Image

An IBM Model M in Peter Parker's room, from Sam Raimi's Spider-Man (2002). Missing a few important keys, I think. :lol:
by emdude
06 Aug 2017, 07:34
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Custom Pok3r review (Zealiostotles)
Replies: 20
Views: 1518

Very interesting review, I was pretty surprised by the difference in sound between the loose MX Blue and Zealiostotle switches.

Wonder how they compare to Outemu Blues, which also seem to have a louder and more defined click relative to their MX equivalent.
by emdude
06 Aug 2017, 06:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wishlists Wanted for warehouse scrounge!
Replies: 40
Views: 1424

Capacitive buckling springs are always a safe bet! Pine Alps too.

I was interested in an Unsaver myself but after an unfortunate experience with the quality of an F122's case plastic, not so much anymore. I'd take an '87/'88 SSK though!
by emdude
05 Aug 2017, 04:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xwhatsit/CS-Compatible IBM 3277 PCB
Replies: 98
Views: 7431

The 78-key 3277 PCBs have arrived! I'll begin PM'ing the GB participants. Thanks for bearing with me. :) http://i.imgur.com/8IxX5wt.jpg @emdude : a big thank you for making this happen! really love how there is a growing community of people that can use their old beamsprings :) I'm very happy that t...

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