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by xueyao
21 May 2018, 17:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Raymond’s IBM Model F 107-key restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: Raymond’s IBM Model F 107-key restoration

Wow, amazing find. If you plan on finding a new home for the board, I'll be happy to take it in ;)

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by xueyao
21 May 2018, 11:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Internal Soarer's Converter from scratch (beginner friendly)
Replies: 8
Views: 2252

Re: Internal Soarer's Converter from scratch (beginner friendly)

Iggy wrote:Awesome guide!

Oh, your beamspring has the right shift upside down. Fortunately there's a back-up key right above it.
It's actually a selectric shift key, couldn't fit it into the normal way but fits perfectly upside down haha

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by xueyao
21 May 2018, 11:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Internal Soarer's Converter from scratch (beginner friendly)
Replies: 8
Views: 2252

Internal Soarer's Converter from scratch (beginner friendly)

Hi guys! This guide is for absolute beginners and is a step by step guide on creating an internal Soarer's Converter. For reference, here's the end product: 1.jpg This adaptor is designed for IBM's Model F but can definitely be re-purposed for other keyboards. It's powered by a Pro Micro (Teensy clo...
by xueyao
14 May 2018, 05:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to assemble a model F? (PLEASE)
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: How to assemble a model F? (PLEASE)

I've restored 4 or 5 XT, an AT and a 122. The F122 is by far the hardest to get the sandwiching plates together. XT is still doable by hand while the F122 is completely not doable without appropriate tools for it.

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by xueyao
03 May 2018, 15:19
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Personal Computer Model F - Type 1 vs Type 2?
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: IBM Personal Computer Model F - Type 1 vs Type 2?

Wow the metal plug looks so much slicker than the plastic one

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by xueyao
26 Apr 2018, 07:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How Rare is the IBM Model F Displaywriter?
Replies: 27
Views: 1733

Re: How Rare is the IBM Model F Displaywriter?

FXT wrote:Wow, that'd be an awesome TKL Model F. Had no idea that was a thing.
F62 or F77 would be your perfect TKL Model F, but obviously the original is priced sky high

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by xueyao
26 Apr 2018, 02:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How Rare is the IBM Model F Displaywriter?
Replies: 27
Views: 1733

Re: How Rare is the IBM Model F Displaywriter?

I think it was sold as a replacement keyboard for the original, so it'll definitely be rarer than the original. I've never seen them on eBay, although it'd probably fetch a lower price than the beamspring brother.

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by xueyao
26 Apr 2018, 01:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: PCB for the 50-key IBM 4740
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Re: PCB for the 50-key IBM 4740

Yes, you I have previously confirmed that the 4704 Model F50 PCB fits the M49/M50 and internal assemblies are identical. All you would need is to remake the same PCB and add Model F hammers and an xwhatsit and you would be good to go. If anyone can design the PCB, I can run the group buy and even s...
by xueyao
24 Apr 2018, 16:46
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Black IBM Model F122 restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 2713

Re: Black IBM Model F122 restoration

After looking through OP's post, I feel my F122 refurbishment was completely slipshod. The keys on mine feels a bit dull, and some feel 'loose' compared to my XT. Maybe I'm asking too much since I have a perfectly restored beamspring and XT, but damn do I want my F122 to feel perfect as well. Defini...
by xueyao
20 Apr 2018, 09:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: PCB for the 50-key IBM 4740
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Re: PCB for the 50-key IBM 4740

I think it'll be relatively simple to build one for the M50! They already have the metal plates, all we need is the PCB and Model F flippers and it'll practically be the same as the 4704 F50.

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by xueyao
14 Apr 2018, 04:21
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Chinese users of Deskthority!
Replies: 110
Views: 6872

Re: Chinese users of Deskthority!

I'm a Chinese migrant in Singapore. Been going back to China yearly and has seen the rapid growth of China. Living in China is definitely like a walled garden, where most foreign news cones from the state and online activities confined to the country. Truthfully, there is no reason for China not to ...
by xueyao
26 Mar 2018, 08:47
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3279 Beamspring Restoration
Replies: 107
Views: 7666

Re: IBM 3279 Beamspring Restoration

Are the keycaps really blue? I know that actual light blue selectric caps exist but they are rarer than unicorn hair. I've added some black selectric caps and I'm now itching for some actual blue caps for my beamer.

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by xueyao
16 Dec 2017, 09:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Finally got my 3101 beamspring keyboard
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: Finally got my 3101 beamspring keyboard

The 'fake' caps can be converted by simply pulling the white plastic ring out. It's essentially a disabled key.
by xueyao
01 Dec 2017, 08:22
Forum: Gallery
Topic: An IBM M keypad that feels like an F.
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: An IBM M keypad that feels like an F.

It's definitely a Model M, I've got one and opened it up before and it's membrane is exactly like an M. If anyone could design a PCB I'll love to test turning this into a full F.
by xueyao
19 Oct 2017, 00:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 029 Keypunch Card Punching Demonstration
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Re: IBM 029 Keypunch Card Punching Demonstration

Those keycaps are delicious. Wish I could get them for my beamspring. Hunting for those ultra rare blue selectric caps is practically impossible.
by xueyao
02 Oct 2017, 23:37
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 112
Views: 15495

Re: IBM Model M Bluetooth-USB-Hybrid controller conversion kits

xwhatsit's capsense controller already has support Model F and is fully open sourced. It could just be built on with a Bluetooth controller and battery. No need to recreate the controller. But it ain't right now, or is it? I don't see your point. More importantly, you can't 'just' slap on a BT modu...
by xueyao
02 Oct 2017, 02:25
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 112
Views: 15495

Re: IBM Model M Bluetooth-USB-Hybrid controller conversion kits

xwhatsit's capsense controller already has support Model F and is fully open sourced. It could just be built on with a Bluetooth controller and battery. No need to recreate the controller.
by xueyao
27 Sep 2017, 17:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Converting an Old Typewriter Into a Mechanical Keyboard (In process)
Replies: 27
Views: 2795

Re: Converting an Old Typewriter Into a Mechanical Keyboard (In process)

Well I finally got the whole thing wired up and spent an hour or two trying to understand the teensy part of the project using this tutorial from matt30 https://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/how-to-build-your-very-own-keyboard-firmware-t7177.html , but I finally got the code to work and register key ...
by xueyao
27 Sep 2017, 12:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Old Stock IBM 50 key 1392560
Replies: 18
Views: 1153

Re: Old Stock IBM 50 key 1392560

Maybe we could arrange for a group buy and the OP could get it and ship it to us?
by xueyao
27 Sep 2017, 05:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Old Stock IBM 50 key 1392560
Replies: 18
Views: 1153

Re: Old Stock IBM 50 key 1392560

I can't help but wonder HOW exactly it is be done. I *guess* that the driver does not instruct the keyboard itself to change the scan codes it sends, but rather would craft a TSR to be used on to the PC itself (loaded on AUTOEXEC.BAT). I'd like to see that software in action. It would had more sens...
by xueyao
27 Sep 2017, 03:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Old Stock IBM 50 key 1392560
Replies: 18
Views: 1153

Re: Old Stock IBM 50 key 1392560

I can't help but wonder HOW exactly it is be done. I *guess* that the driver does not instruct the keyboard itself to change the scan codes it sends, but rather would craft a TSR to be used on to the PC itself (loaded on AUTOEXEC.BAT). I'd like to see that software in action. That'll make it one of...
by xueyao
27 Sep 2017, 02:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Old Stock IBM 50 key 1392560
Replies: 18
Views: 1153

Re: Old Stock IBM 50 key 1392560

Great find! I have 1 that I soarer converted. No idea that they could be preprogrammed! Perhaps the programme can be used for model m? I really don't know how exactly works, just that the original terminal uses a diskette to use the keyboard. I may look if I can use a Soarer to remap. You can defin...
by xueyao
27 Sep 2017, 02:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Old Stock IBM 50 key 1392560
Replies: 18
Views: 1153

Re: Old Stock IBM 50 key 1392560

Great find! I have 1 that I soarer converted. No idea that they could be preprogrammed! Perhaps the programme can be used for model m?
by xueyao
20 Sep 2017, 10:34
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Buckling spring Deskthority DT keycaps
Replies: 116
Views: 8045

Buckling spring Deskthority DT keycaps

Is it too late to order? Would love to get 2 reds, a white and a grey.
by xueyao
08 Sep 2017, 12:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Working on a Buckling Spring 40%
Replies: 31
Views: 7554

Re: Working on a Buckling Spring 40%

Yep, this is a nice group of folks here. If you need anything, i would be happy to help (though i might loose power or internet service starting about Saturday). I too would say go with capacitive sensing as the cost for small run is a LOT cheaper. You can even use Model M barrel frame with model F...
by xueyao
08 Sep 2017, 12:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Beamspring Caps with POM plastics (standard and doubleshot)
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: Beamspring Caps with POM plastics (standard and doubleshot)

Whatever it was, i think we can agree they are pretty great key caps on an amazing keyboard with almost no compromises
by xueyao
03 Sep 2017, 06:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Interest Check] FSSK PCB
Replies: 20
Views: 1726

Re: [Interest Check] FSSK PCB

I can run the next group buy if there is enough interest. I usually buy some extras just to have some on hand for those that miss the initial interest check. For example, I have something like 6 extra 3277 66 Key PCB's if anyone needs one. Orihalcon a man of the people vote orihalcon 2020 President...
by xueyao
02 Sep 2017, 07:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Interest Check] FSSK PCB
Replies: 20
Views: 1726

Re: [Interest Check] FSSK PCB

Hi would it be too late to participate? I only just stumbled upon this thread and would love to build an FEXT.
by xueyao
31 Aug 2017, 07:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4023
Views: 278342

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Weird Model F? This was in the closet and I don't remember why I kept it or what it was. Is this just a PC/XT board with some overlays glued on? No ID on the badge, just "IBM", which seems odd to me. No label on the bottom (steel plate). Standard 5 pin DIN. Your guess seems to be right, does look l...

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