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by mind_prepared
20 Oct 2017, 17:57
Forum: Vendors
Topic: BT-USB-Hybrid controllers for Model M 122, M2, Unicomp M
Replies: 41
Views: 8196

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by mind_prepared
20 Oct 2017, 17:56
Forum: Vendors
Topic: BT-USB-Hybrid controllers for Model M 122, M2, Unicomp M
Replies: 41
Views: 8196

BT-USB-Hybrid controllers for Model M 122, M2, Unicomp M

All common variants of the Model M keyboard are now supported (with the exception of the M122 variant manufactured by Unicomp, which is probably very, very rare). That leaves the M2 as the only board I cannot support for now because that would require designing an altogether different controller boa...
by mind_prepared
04 Oct 2017, 15:51
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 114
Views: 17326

after installing and stuff, when the keyboard announces its presence, does it have a fixed name, or can it be changed? right now name changing is not supported. So in both BT and USB mode, the device will always be displayed as 'Model M'. The ability to change the name of the device might be useful...
by mind_prepared
03 Oct 2017, 00:02
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 114
Views: 17326

I doubt a Model F design would sell well if u wanted to make money though since the M is way more famous. I doubt that there is any ('serious') money in this kind of thing, be it Model F, M, Q, P, Z or some other device, it's all the same. Commercially this will always be a waste of time. Some dude...
by mind_prepared
02 Oct 2017, 16:00
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 114
Views: 17326

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 mind_prepared
02 Oct 2017, 01:18
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 114
Views: 17326

WOW! Great work! When I'll ever find a model f, will it fit it, too? Appreciate it, I'm glad you like the project. Just like phenix said, it's not compatible with the Model F. The Model F uses capacitive switches and hence requires special circuitry for detecting changes in capacitance to determine...
by mind_prepared
29 Sep 2017, 20:02
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 114
Views: 17326

Any more details on how programming works on this controller? So far there is only a simple CLI for Windows for key map configuration. You enter the layer (1-6) you want to configure, then press the key you want to map and the CLI will display the matrix position (row/column) activated. Then you ca...
by mind_prepared
29 Sep 2017, 19:55
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 114
Views: 17326

@pcaro thanks for the pictures, that helps. Could you take some measurements for me? What is the width and height of the original controller? Will a PCB the size of 170x50 mm fit in there? That part of the SSK looks like a regular Model M to me. As far as the battery goes: you will need about 11mm o...
by mind_prepared
29 Sep 2017, 19:02
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 114
Views: 17326

yep, makes sense to me. Anyway, if anyone wants to give it a try with their SSK, just drop me a message. Just to be clear: if the device will not work in your particular setting or if you're not satisfied, you can always return it and I will give you a full refund on PayPal (that should be the ultim...
by mind_prepared
29 Sep 2017, 13:42
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 114
Views: 17326

@pcaro

I've checked out PhosphorGlow's 'Universal Model M Controller' and it is the same size as a regular 170x50mm PCB, from the looks of it. Apparently it's compatible with the SSK, so, yes, in all likelihood, the controller I made will be compatible, too.
by mind_prepared
28 Sep 2017, 19:26
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 114
Views: 17326

1. Does it work with a modern Unicomp Model M? I don't know. What's a Unicomp Model M look like inside? Essentially like a 1996/7 Model M (the latest series, with the small controller board on the right side that's directly squeezed on the paths of the foil instead of using a connector). At least t...
by mind_prepared
28 Sep 2017, 18:31
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 114
Views: 17326

@pcaro Up to 6 layers can be configured with a CLI. The next thing on the to do list would be a GUI for the programmer tool, something like the AIKON GUI, and I'm looking into that (actually Arakula, who posted feedback above, is looking into that right now). The firmware is pretty mature, but if de...
by mind_prepared
28 Sep 2017, 14:30
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 114
Views: 17326

@BPX-926 Appreciate it, I'm glad you like the project. 1. Does it work with a modern Unicomp Model M? I don't know. What's a Unicomp Model M look like inside? Does it have and SDL bay? By 'SDL bay' I'm refering to the opening where the SDL socket exits the bottom shell and the holder pins for the co...
by mind_prepared
23 Sep 2017, 11:05
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 114
Views: 17326

The battery in the picture is held atop the surface of the PCB by a strip of Velcro tape and can be removed easily. All you would have to do is peel off the adhesive tape that holds the NTC in place. You can use any Li-Po or Li-Ion battery, as long as its output voltage is rated at 3.7V and its char...
by mind_prepared
22 Sep 2017, 21:27
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 114
Views: 17326

hey, no problem, I believe ya, it's all good. I've put a conversion kit on offer because it's more convenient, but there's no need to buy a kit. If all you need is the controller PCB that will be fine, too, you don't need to buy all the extra stuff. I suppose I could go as low as 75€ + shipping + Pa...
by mind_prepared
22 Sep 2017, 18:42
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 114
Views: 17326

Yes, you're right, it's expensive. Here's why: 1. I make them myself at home, which is quite laborious 2. it's a niche market, so chances are there will never be enough demand to justify making 1000+. Electronics are cheap because machines are doing all the work. But that only makes sense if you're ...
by mind_prepared
22 Sep 2017, 17:35
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 114
Views: 17326

I have never seen an SSK in real life, so I cannot tell you from personal experience. What's the original controller in your SSK look like? I suppose you own a full-size Model M, too. If the controller from your full-size Model M will fit inside your SSK, then, yes, the replacement controller I made...
by mind_prepared
22 Sep 2017, 14:30
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits
Replies: 114
Views: 17326

IBM Model M BT-USB controller conversion kits

blusb_logo_alt3_shadow.gif blusb_controller_main_pcb_rev_2_5_top.jpg blusb_controller_main_pcb_rev_2_5_bottom.jpg . Updated version (from M122 thread): blusb_controller_rev_2.3_kit_1.jpg (1) M122 daughterboard, (2) jumper cables to connect daughterboard and main controller board, (3) shield ground ...
by mind_prepared
26 Aug 2016, 21:58
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23351
Views: 1593222

D'oh, there's a workshop area on this forum? Heh, ain't been in here in a bit... I'll look into that, good suggestion. The Bluetooth module is a real amp fiend. The controller will eat up around 32mA during normal operation and 28mA in idle, so a 1000mAh battery will last about 32h. The controller w...
by mind_prepared
26 Aug 2016, 21:39
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23351
Views: 1593222

Bluetooth-USB-Hybrid Model M anyone? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlUy9Z9Ktqg
by mind_prepared
01 Aug 2014, 15:54
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23351
Views: 1593222

I bet Mindy's 5000 sells for 200-300 Euros, just as he expected. The good of a deadline and a definite sale.
dang skippy boy!
by mind_prepared
01 Aug 2014, 12:54
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23351
Views: 1593222

ok, I give up, this piece of crap isn't worth big bucks I guess and I can't use this sucker for typing myself either, so if anyone's interested go place a bid it's probably gonna be a bargain: Cherry MX 5000 in mint-condition new set of doubleshots (except space bar): http://www.ebay.de/itm/15137096...
by mind_prepared
01 Jul 2014, 20:11
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23351
Views: 1593222

my choice of words was not precise, true dat. the Matias switches are not horrible. but they're very unlike complicated ALPS switches. the quiet Matias switches feel to me like a stiffer version of the MX browns.
by mind_prepared
01 Jul 2014, 19:58
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23351
Views: 1593222

@kbdfr: of course I'm not gonna have my electricity etc cut off. I didn't wanna come across whiny or anything, but if you do the math you'll see that it doesn't come down to a lot if you actually take into account your own labor. and I have a hunch people like to forget that. I've almost given up on...
by mind_prepared
01 Jul 2014, 15:02
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23351
Views: 1593222

To whom this may concern, guys, I've been following your discussions and posts for quite a while now and have had a few good laughs on the occasion of the more facetious remarks, too. I've also learned that I've acquired a certain reputation, if not notoriety, among the select members of this peculi...

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