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by Fkazim
29 Oct 2019, 20:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 5251 Beamspring Xwhatsit converter problem.
Replies: 17
Views: 2418

Re: IBM 5251 Beamspring Xwhatsit converter key mapping problem help.

OK will try that and let you know what happens I will probably report back this weekend really appreciate the input.

Thanks.
by Fkazim
29 Oct 2019, 19:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 5251 Beamspring Xwhatsit converter problem.
Replies: 17
Views: 2418

Re: IBM 5251 Beamspring Xwhatsit converter key mapping problem help.

Just Checked all the contacts on the edge connector and all seemed fine. Although I did still pull the capacitive pcb off of the backplate. I never realised how very thin the PCB is on the beamspring compared to the Model F's thick PCB. Anyway then I used some isopropyl alchohol and cleaned all the ...
by Fkazim
28 Oct 2019, 15:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 5251 Beamspring Xwhatsit converter problem.
Replies: 17
Views: 2418

Re: IBM 5251 Beamspring Xwhatsit converter key mapping problem help.

Any other ideas on this problem?

Please help.
by Fkazim
28 Oct 2019, 10:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 5251 Beamspring Xwhatsit converter problem.
Replies: 17
Views: 2418

Re: IBM 5251 Beamspring Xwhatsit converter key mapping problem help.

Well I got back from holiday yesterday. I tried moving the Xwhatsit controller over on the edge connector to where it was all the way to the left side of the edge connector and it made my PC go absolutely insane with flickering black screening etc. So I don't think it is anything to do with the edge...
by Fkazim
18 Oct 2019, 01:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 5251 Beamspring Xwhatsit converter problem.
Replies: 17
Views: 2418

Re: IBM 5251 Beamspring Xwhatsit converter key mapping problem help.

Thanks for the advice will check that when I am back from my holiday.

Much appreciated.
by Fkazim
17 Oct 2019, 20:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 5251 Beamspring Xwhatsit converter problem.
Replies: 17
Views: 2418

Re: IBM 5251 Beamspring Xwhatsit converter key mapping problem help.

Any ideas to how to get the keys to activate independently?

Thanks.
by Fkazim
16 Oct 2019, 19:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 5251 Beamspring Xwhatsit converter problem.
Replies: 17
Views: 2418

Re: IBM 5251 Beamspring Xwhatsit converter key mapping problem help.

They do trigger eachother as they register as the same key. I just don't know why. I tried changing the thresholds but it's either I go low on the threshold and none of those keys I outlined register or I go higher on the threshold (141) and those keys In each square I outlined activate eachother. F...
by Fkazim
16 Oct 2019, 04:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 5251 Beamspring Xwhatsit converter problem.
Replies: 17
Views: 2418

IBM 5251 Beamspring Xwhatsit converter problem.

Hello everyone I had finally finnished restoring my IBM 5251 Beamspring keyboard. I actually made a thread about the full restoration process here: https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=22586. I seem to be having a problem where some keys are registering as the same keys. What I mean by that i...
by Fkazim
15 Oct 2019, 15:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Repainting / repairing IBM 3278?
Replies: 13
Views: 2203

Re: Repainting / repairing IBM 3278?

How can one get something like MX mount to work on a beamspring stem?
by Fkazim
15 Oct 2019, 13:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Repainting / repairing IBM 3278?
Replies: 13
Views: 2203

Re: Repainting / repairing IBM 3278?

Just curious darkcruix how did you get the relegendable keycap for the Function key? Looks really good though nice Beamspring.
by Fkazim
08 Oct 2019, 10:33
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1832
Views: 125450

Re: Stuff you just bought

Just picked up an NTC keyboard in fantastic condition with my preferred layout (ISO UK) :D

What switches do you guys think this has any input would be nice.

Thanks.
by Fkazim
07 Oct 2019, 10:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5275

Re: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help

Well I tried desoldering again yesterday with my desoldering gun and same thing the thin coating on the traces just keeps scratching off. I have never seen this before with a keyboard PCB. I have only ever seen these thinly coated PCB's on one router that I repaired few years back. I really don't wa...
by Fkazim
07 Oct 2019, 02:40
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: IBM 5251 Beamspring Backtab Keycap
Replies: 4
Views: 2381

Re: IBM 5251 Beamspring Backtab Keycap

I asked him if he had that key around 10 months ago and he said he didn't. Any other sources would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
by Fkazim
05 Oct 2019, 17:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5275

Re: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help

I will try not to. As this coating came off whilst trying to desolder the chip. How should I go about removing the chips now. Or should I just solder directly to the chip and cut the power pins?
by Fkazim
05 Oct 2019, 13:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5275

Re: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help

Ok that's good news below is a picture of what I am taking about.
by Fkazim
04 Oct 2019, 13:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5275

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped Making Good Progress.

OK so update I tried to desolder those 2 chips for the columns and the coating over the traces started to come off. Not the actual traces the coating over them in fact after looking closer into it I can actually scratch the coating off with just my finger nail. So what do you guys recommend now Plea...
by Fkazim
02 Oct 2019, 11:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Could use some help with reverse engineering a typewriter PCB, for use with a Pro Micro and QMK.
Replies: 30
Views: 2280

Re: Could use some help with reverse engineering a typewriter PCB, for use with a Pro Micro and QMK.

Only thing you can do to make the keys register separately would be to cut the traces linking them I think. I'm quite new to this so I could be wrong.
by Fkazim
01 Oct 2019, 16:43
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: IBM 5251 Beamspring Backtab Keycap
Replies: 4
Views: 2381

Re: IBM 5251 Beamspring Backtab Keycap

bump still looking please anyone?
by Fkazim
28 Sep 2019, 15:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5275

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

Thought I would throw on the Tai-Hao keys as I am so close to converting this keyboard let me know what you think picture posted below also any ideas where I could source a big space bar in black to match the other keys? 15696778871804402551780644644254.jpg Very high quality doubleshot ABS keycaps b...
by Fkazim
27 Sep 2019, 21:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5275

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

OK I appreciate the advice I will do that.

Thanks.
by Fkazim
27 Sep 2019, 20:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5275

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

Ok just confirmed the matrix for sure and neatened up some of the pin labels.
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by Fkazim
27 Sep 2019, 16:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5275

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

When I made my layout in kbfirmware.com I checked the matrix It said my keyboard had. I noticed its slightly different from what I drew up which one is correct just wondering as it could be possible my matrix i drew is slightly inaccurate? But I'm not really sure Thanks for all the help it is so app...
by Fkazim
27 Sep 2019, 15:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5275

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

OK when I setup the teensey do I just past in the code I got from the website for the basic layout and off I go? Will private message you tonight about the teensey is the teensey you are going to send me going to be setup already? or will I need to do that?
by Fkazim
27 Sep 2019, 15:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5275

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

OK Thanks for all the help last thing what pin on the teensey would I solder the keyboards caps lock LED to?
by Fkazim
27 Sep 2019, 15:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5275

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

Well before getting into any of that what pins do I solder to on the teensey++ for the rows and columns?
by Fkazim
27 Sep 2019, 14:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5275

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

I was thinking i want it to display something like my cpu temp GPU temp and other info like that etc..
by Fkazim
27 Sep 2019, 14:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Communications Keyboard Coating On Traces Coming Off Help
Replies: 111
Views: 5275

Re: Key Communications keyboard Matrix Mapped need help with controller programming.

OK yes that is a good idea. This has been such a long job but it will be well worth it. Well not quite over still got to work out how to get the screen working and configurable or maybe swap it out for some sort of modern Oled screen? whats your thoughts.

Thanks.

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