Leading Edge Wal1 (Oak FTM switch) keyboard typing

Dogak

01 Oct 2020, 10:46

Please enjoy the typing video and my channel!

The manufacturer of this model seems to be Oak Switch Systems and its branded(OEM) by Leading Edge. The switch of this keyboard is Oak Full-Travel Membrane(FTM). It looks like a buckling spring switch but it feels like a lubed linear or Topre switch.
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I think I need to do some work to convert the protocol to be compatible with modern PCs. Does anyone know what the protocol of this keyboard is?

kelvinhall05

01 Oct 2020, 13:21

Isn't this XT with a reset line?

Dogak

01 Oct 2020, 13:26

kelvinhall05 wrote:
01 Oct 2020, 13:21
Isn't this XT with a reset line?
XT? To convert XT to AT or PS/2, do I need a Soarer's converter?

kelvinhall05

01 Oct 2020, 14:22

Dogak wrote:
01 Oct 2020, 13:26
kelvinhall05 wrote:
01 Oct 2020, 13:21
Isn't this XT with a reset line?
XT? To convert XT to AT or PS/2, do I need a Soarer's converter?
Yes, I suggest building one with a Pro Micro. Will be about five bucks compared to 30-50 for a prebuilt Soarers.

And I might be wrong about protocol, take what I said with a grain of salt.

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JP!

01 Oct 2020, 14:39

I have the same board basically. I used a pre-made adapter / Soarer's converter from Orihalcon and this board works perfect. I believe this is XT.
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