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by Soarer
22 Nov 2013, 22:07
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best deskthority forum contributor 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3359

"Not as annoying as ripster"

Such high praise! :lol:
by Soarer
22 Nov 2013, 12:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Oh no. Oktoberfest keycap giveaway.
Replies: 94
Views: 5374

Really don't drink much beer these days, but I probably consumed my fair share of Guinness a while back, and then some!
by Soarer
15 Nov 2013, 03:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's Keyboard Controller firmware
Replies: 131
Views: 26738

Ha! But a lesser chip, with no USB ;) So, no diodes. Will take a bit of track cutting - you might get away with not having to desolder it, since most of the switches have the track to the more central pin visible on the back. Although, the pattern isn't as regular for those few switches near the chi...
by Soarer
14 Nov 2013, 22:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's Keyboard Controller firmware
Replies: 131
Views: 26738

It should handle 256 keys, with no limit on the shape of the matrix (besides available pins).

Not sure why hand-wired... unless it doesn't have diodes...?
by Soarer
12 Nov 2013, 15:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 761
Views: 134847

Yup, whatever the SSK does for its numpad, it does it itself. I don't think it depends on numlock state. For remapping etc., treat the SSK just like a full-sized keyboard, and live with not being able to change the shift+numlock behaviour. Re. make/break FN3 in a macro - won't work. See the dataflow...
by Soarer
08 Nov 2013, 16:38
Forum: Group buys
Topic: SSK PACKAGE DEAL 11 FOR 1850 USD SHIPPED!
Replies: 391
Views: 21718

tinnie wrote:
webwit wrote:China, man. One day shipping across the world. The volume is such that the plane loading and take-offs are non-stop.
Meh. China =/= Hong Kong.
Very true! HK -> UK = days. CN -> UK = weeks.
by Soarer
08 Nov 2013, 15:38
Forum: Group buys
Topic: SSK PACKAGE DEAL 11 FOR 1850 USD SHIPPED!
Replies: 391
Views: 21718

by Soarer
08 Nov 2013, 15:14
Forum: Group buys
Topic: SSK PACKAGE DEAL 11 FOR 1850 USD SHIPPED!
Replies: 391
Views: 21718

Tried that tracking number in Parcelforce or Royal Mail tracking? ;)
by Soarer
08 Nov 2013, 14:53
Forum: Group buys
Topic: SSK PACKAGE DEAL 11 FOR 1850 USD SHIPPED!
Replies: 391
Views: 21718

Muirium wrote:
Tendered for delivery without success because of outstanding payment of charges. The item is being held and the addressee is being notified.
Argh! Royal Mail's holding on to my SSK! Just bring it to my door and I'll pay, I promise!
Phone 'em up and pay by card... or just go and fetch it!
by Soarer
08 Nov 2013, 14:52
Forum: Group buys
Topic: SSK PACKAGE DEAL 11 FOR 1850 USD SHIPPED!
Replies: 391
Views: 21718

Believe it or not but I actually secured 2 for the very reason of ensuring hasu could have one in the event they sold out quickly. Bravo! I have converted one by replacing its CPU with a Teensy, but it doesn't work reliably, and I'm pretty stuck for ideas as to why :( I think it could well be a noi...
by Soarer
06 Nov 2013, 18:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's Keyboard Controller firmware
Replies: 131
Views: 26738

I expect it will be the same. As in, my logic is conservative, and I expect IBM's is too! I tried to think of a way to allow certain cases, but it gets horribly compicated. Consider four keys on a matrix: A B C D If all positions have switches, D would ghost when A+B+C are pressed. So, conservative ...
by Soarer
05 Nov 2013, 15:35
Forum: Group buys
Topic: SSK PACKAGE DEAL 11 FOR 1850 USD SHIPPED!
Replies: 391
Views: 21718

Damn gannets! Peck peck, poop poop.
by Soarer
05 Nov 2013, 15:00
Forum: Group buys
Topic: SSK PACKAGE DEAL 11 FOR 1850 USD SHIPPED!
Replies: 391
Views: 21718

Pah, what do you know. Wait. Just telling it like it is! They don't send release codes, for all except two keys. Anyone wanting to actually use these would need to be prepared to desolder either the CPU or the ribbon cable, and then either program an 8048 or build a controller. Not difficult, for t...
by Soarer
05 Nov 2013, 14:01
Forum: Group buys
Topic: SSK PACKAGE DEAL 11 FOR 1850 USD SHIPPED!
Replies: 391
Views: 21718

How much for 1 of each? Interested in a 6019284 and a 6019273.

There's no joy converting these; they will require either a reprogrammed CPU (plus converter), or a complete controller replacement.
by Soarer
04 Nov 2013, 01:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's Keyboard Controller firmware
Replies: 131
Views: 26738

Yeah, PD6 has the LED on it, and my firmware still uses it - I guess that should be configurable too! The names are only used in the tools, so you could add some aliases to the table in common/hid_tokens.cpp and recompile. I might add a short name for 'unassigned' (probably 'none'), but the rest don...
by Soarer
03 Nov 2013, 21:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's Keyboard Controller firmware
Replies: 131
Views: 26738

Hmm, that's something I missed then! :lol:

Actually, another painkiller might be to define an extra dummy sense line, so that the hex scancodes that hid_listen spits out are easy to translate. Just use an unused pin or one of the other sense pins again, but set all keys to be unassigned.
by Soarer
03 Nov 2013, 20:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's Keyboard Controller firmware
Replies: 131
Views: 26738

Default strobe mode is good - a bit safer to strobe low, and doesn't need extra resistors to pull-down. Your diodes are reversed compared to say a Cherry 'board (which would strobe many columns and sense 8 rows), but if you strobe the 5 rows and sense the 15 columns, it should work out fine!
by Soarer
03 Nov 2013, 16:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's Keyboard Controller firmware
Replies: 131
Views: 26738

Just ordered another Teensy. PIRJ should start paying you a commission, Soarer. 8-) (I know there are alternatives) They must sell so many of them though; I doubt even all keyboard projects account for much of it! True about alternatives for Teensy 2.0, but the one that's much cheaper doesn't have ...
by Soarer
03 Nov 2013, 16:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's Keyboard Controller firmware
Replies: 131
Views: 26738

Just like Soarer's last magnum opus. In many ways this is simply an extension of that! I'm hoping this beta keeps people happy for quite a while, so I can look at putting some of the configurable pin stuff into the converter code - easy for the LEDs and switch inputs, not so easy for the clock sign...
by Soarer
03 Nov 2013, 15:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's Keyboard Controller firmware
Replies: 131
Views: 26738

What software tools do we need? Hopefully just what is included in the zip, plus hid_listen from PJRC, plus whatever loader your breakout board's bootloader requires (e.g. Teensy loader for Teensy). What OS are you running? The OS-X build of my tools is compiles under Snow Leopard, and to be honest...
by Soarer
03 Nov 2013, 15:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's Keyboard Controller firmware
Replies: 131
Views: 26738

Soarer's Keyboard Controller firmware

Here is my Controller firmware for AVR microcontrollers with hardware USB, e.g. Teensy 2.0, Teensy++ 2.0. The main difference between this and other controller firmwares is that all configuration is performed using a config file, rather than modifying the C source code. A few example matrix configs ...
by Soarer
27 Oct 2013, 23:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 761
Views: 134847

As long as it supports NKRO over PS/2, sure. Then it connects to PD0 and PD1. To make the connection you could either... a) use a passive USB-PS/2 adapter (the likes of which may have come with your keyboard) and a PS/2 socket wired to the Teensy, b) remove the cable from your keyboard and wire the ...
by Soarer
27 Oct 2013, 22:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 761
Views: 134847

DP = D+
DM = D-

Those are only available on the USB socket (or those resistors).
by Soarer
27 Oct 2013, 22:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 761
Views: 134847

Eh? The keyboard doesn't go in that hole!
by Soarer
27 Oct 2013, 21:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 761
Views: 134847

Which pin?

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Looks like the D- and D+ each go to a blue resistor, so you might be able to solder a fine wire to there...

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Get yourself a loupe ;)
by Soarer
19 Oct 2013, 01:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: MX1A-B1xx
Replies: 60
Views: 4998

Now now, let's not be hasty - we have gnocchi to aid identification! I'm not sure if they're percentage values or what... but 'light' and 'dark' they are... B can be either 'darker' or 'dark with pin' :D But sure, if you see one on a 'board in a picture you'll probably only know which grey it is by ...
by Soarer
18 Oct 2013, 23:54
Forum: Gallery
Topic: MX1A-B1xx
Replies: 60
Views: 4998

Why apologise? :evilgeek: My feeling is that Nocke meaning pin would also have a sense of a functional part, given that it also means cam, as in an actuating pin or somesuch... could that be correct? Normally yes. For example, the pins on the drum of an old musical clock would be called Nocke. Nocke...
by Soarer
18 Oct 2013, 20:18
Forum: Gallery
Topic: MX1A-B1xx
Replies: 60
Views: 4998

Don't nocke it! :P
by Soarer
18 Oct 2013, 15:13
Forum: Gallery
Topic: MX1A-B1xx
Replies: 60
Views: 4998

Hmm, okay, it lists pin for Nocke, but not for Nocken... :? It lists both "cam" and "pin" for Nocke. ;) I saw ;) ... 'cam' for both, but 'pin' only for Nocke. My feeling is that Nocke meaning pin would also have a sense of a functional part, given that it also means cam, as in an actuating pin or s...
by Soarer
18 Oct 2013, 15:06
Forum: Gallery
Topic: MX1A-B1xx
Replies: 60
Views: 4998

"Identification of keystem having a cam", meaning "Identification of keystem having a slider"
"Identification by keystem with a pin"
"Identification by keystem with one [plate of] Gnocchi"

Yup, nailed it. Must be one of those.

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