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by kmnov2017
19 Jun 2019, 23:43
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Xwhatsit - solenoid driver
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Xwhatsit - solenoid driver

OK, i've decided to build several of them on my own. Reach out to me if you need any....
by kmnov2017
19 Jun 2019, 00:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 1984 IBM 3178 Model C2 USB conversion with solenoid
Replies: 14
Views: 1590

Re: 1984 IBM 3178 Model C2 USB conversion with solenoid

I am looking for a pin out diagram on how to connect the different cables including the solenoid driver....
by kmnov2017
18 Jun 2019, 14:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Looking for an IBM 3178 Maintenance Manual
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Looking for an IBM 3178 Maintenance Manual

I am looking for an IBM 378 maintenance manual. Can anyone point me to a download source?
by kmnov2017
18 Jun 2019, 12:25
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Xwhatsit for Beamspring - any available?
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Xwhatsit for Beamspring - any available?

In that case, I'll build a few, I am anyway looking for solenoid drivers...
by kmnov2017
18 Jun 2019, 01:10
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Xwhatsit - solenoid driver
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Xwhatsit - solenoid driver

Does anyone have any solenoid drivers? Or else I’ll have to build one on my own...
by kmnov2017
17 Jun 2019, 22:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: CommonSense quick-start / noob's guide
Replies: 10
Views: 839

Re: CommonSense quick-start / noob's guide

How does one connect the solenoid driver?
by kmnov2017
17 Jun 2019, 22:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why do you need foam on your model f?
Replies: 22
Views: 1000

Re: Why do you need foam on your model f?

I have no foam on one of my Model Fs. The keyboard works and sounds great. https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21888&p=444524&hilit=model+f+xt+restoration#p444524 When compared to the another Model F I own, that does have a foam, the sound on the one without a foam is slightly more pingy. Pe...
by kmnov2017
16 Jun 2019, 22:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help - IBM 3178 conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 173

Need help - IBM 3178 conversion

This board is popularly known as the Model F blue-switch and is also the only Model F that has a solenoid . From all who use this board, need some pointers on its conversion. On ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/163734585116 I see there is a converter that looks like a promicro converter (?). If anyone ...
by kmnov2017
07 Jun 2019, 23:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything
Replies: 30
Views: 2661

Re: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything

From what I heard, its over...
by kmnov2017
06 Jun 2019, 17:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: where to get a usb controller/adapter for a 5251 beamspring?
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: where to get a usb controller/adapter for a 5251 beamspring?

You can make one yourself for about 10 USD if you get yourself a capsense controller.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21899
by kmnov2017
06 Jun 2019, 17:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT New Old Stock
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Model F XT New Old Stock

USD 350, Yikes !
by kmnov2017
04 Jun 2019, 08:24
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22561
Views: 1198211

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

CAD 350 .ROFL.....
by kmnov2017
02 Jun 2019, 22:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Configuring IBM Model (Terminal M?) Soarer's converter
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Configuring IBM Model (Terminal M?) Soarer's converter

From the picture it seems the red light is ON on the promicro. If everything was wired up and flashed correctly you should only see a continuous green light. Check if the cables are shorting each other ? Check if the solder is constrained to the correct pinouts...
by kmnov2017
24 May 2019, 10:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: CommonSense quick-start / noob's guide
Replies: 10
Views: 839

Re: CommonSense quick-start / noob's guide

So this basically means I could use this as a replacement for Xwhatsit. Correct?
by kmnov2017
23 May 2019, 08:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: UPDATED: IBM Model F restoration - May 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: UPDATED: IBM Model F restoration - May 2019

What key is `¬ ? And why would I need that ?
by kmnov2017
22 May 2019, 22:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Examples of Soarer Converter configuration files please
Replies: 46
Views: 9881

Re: Examples of Soarer Converter configuration files please

Here's another example for an IBM XT

remapblock

BACKSLASH EUROPE_2
BACK_QUOTE BACKSLASH
PAD_PLUS PAD_ENTER
SCROLL_LOCK DELETE
LCTRL CAPS_LOCK
CAPS_LOCK LALT
LALT RCTRL

endblock


and that produces this layout:
modifiedLayout.jpg
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by kmnov2017
22 May 2019, 22:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: UPDATED: IBM Model F restoration - May 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: UPDATED: IBM Model F restoration - May 2019

As promised, here's the remapping entries I used:

remapblock

BACKSLASH EUROPE_2
BACK_QUOTE BACKSLASH
PAD_PLUS PAD_ENTER
SCROLL_LOCK DELETE
LCTRL CAPS_LOCK
CAPS_LOCK LALT
LALT RCTRL

endblock
by kmnov2017
22 May 2019, 12:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: UPDATED: IBM Model F restoration - May 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Teaser - IBM Model F restoration - May 2019

I wish I had found an F107 for 12 quids!
by kmnov2017
22 May 2019, 12:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: UPDATED: IBM Model F restoration - May 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 557

UPDATED: IBM Model F restoration - May 2019

Having looked around for a few months I got lucky and recently acquired an IBM Model F XT for GBP 12.5. In fact I am typing on it right now :wink: Here's the thing in all its glory, when it arrived...un-restored itsarrived.jpg One of the first things I did was to open it up. The label has a date of ...
by kmnov2017
22 May 2019, 10:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything
Replies: 30
Views: 2661

Re: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7l7iU3wvT9o

A guy live streamed his walk through of the place...
by kmnov2017
22 May 2019, 00:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Resolved] Help with an IBM XT, inputs random characters
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Help with an IBM XT, inputs random characters

Finally I managed to fix it! The culprit was the clock and the data cables kept shorting. Somehow this seems to happen only when the case was closed. Used some electrical insulation tape to fix it. A full restoration post will follow...
by kmnov2017
21 May 2019, 18:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything
Replies: 30
Views: 2661

Re: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything

The place apparently has piles of model Ms and Fs. Somebody get to Dallas and get a bargain on those boards ....
by kmnov2017
21 May 2019, 09:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything
Replies: 30
Views: 2661

Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything

Just saw this on Facebook... "CALLING ALL SERIOUS COLLECTORS: Come to Computer Reset during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 9525 Skillman St, Dallas, Texas 75243. *DO NOT CALL*, just go! This is a 38,000 sqft facility full of vintage computing hardware. The old man who owns it has fallen ill, ...
by kmnov2017
21 May 2019, 01:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Resolved] Help with an IBM XT, inputs random characters
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Help with an IBM XT, inputs random characters

The converter definitely works - I’ve been using it on several other keyboards. The PCB is well grounded.
by kmnov2017
20 May 2019, 23:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Resolved] Help with an IBM XT, inputs random characters
Replies: 4
Views: 254

[Resolved] Help with an IBM XT, inputs random characters

I recently restored an IBM XT. It worked fine for a 2/3 days, but now the keyboard is inputing characters on its own and completely unresponsive. I ran HID listen and got the following. Help! r80 -00 r00 +00 r00 r80 -00 r80 r00 +00 r80 -00 r00 +00 r00 r80 -00 r80 r00 +00 r80 -00 r00 +00 r00 r80 -00 ...
by kmnov2017
16 May 2019, 20:22
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [Germany] Model F flippers
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: [Germany] Model F flippers

PM sent !
by kmnov2017
16 May 2019, 11:03
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [Germany] Model F flippers
Replies: 2
Views: 179

[Germany] Model F flippers

I am looking for exactly one Model F flipper. One of my Model F flipper got slightly chipped, it works perfectly but I'd rather replace it.

Does anyone have some spares lying around? I'd prefer if you are located in Germany (or EU) as shipping would work out reasonably cheap.
by kmnov2017
03 May 2019, 09:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M silver label keyboard restoration and screw mod
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: IBM Model M silver label keyboard restoration

Great job. Where did you get the replacement keycaps ?

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