FSSK/FEXT registration page

idollar
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24 Jan 2016, 10:01

Use this page to register your FSSKs/FEXTs.

Getting a serial number is simple:
  • - Post some pictures showing the PCB mount, the sticker, and the final result
    - Send me a PM to get your number and be added to the first post.
FSSK 0001 prototype

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FSSK 0001 - idollar - 24JAN16 - 22JUL87
FSSK 0002 prototype

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FSSK 0002 - kuato - 12FEB16 - 27JUL92
FSSK 0003 PCB v1.00 Number 01

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FSSK 0003 - idollar - 17APR16 - 27JUL92
FSSK 0004 prototype

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FSSK 0004 - XMIT - 26APR16 - 02DEC92
FSSK 0005 PCB v1.00 Number 23

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FSSK 0005 - lot_lizard - 18MAY16 - 06OCT87
FSSK 0006 PCB v1.00 Number 06

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FSSK 0006 - hypkx - 18MAY16 - 06JAN93
FEXT 0001 PCB v1.00b Number 05

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FEXT 0001 - idollar - 21MAY16 - 30OCT90
FSSK 0007 PCB v1.00 Number ??

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FSSK 0007 - Phenix - 12JUL16 - 09MAR88
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idollar
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24 Jan 2016, 10:05

Let me introduce you to the 0001FSSK, the first SSK F-transformed, using the PCB version 0.51 + patches.
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kuato

12 Feb 2016, 23:22

PCB version 0.51 + patches.

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idollar
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17 Apr 2016, 09:50

PCB Version v1.0 - no patches - No extra keys
The first of the v1.0 Group Buy
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As a bonus track, the FSSK 0001 and FSSK 0003 side by side ... nude.
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Scarpia

17 Apr 2016, 19:25

Quick question: will the PCBs be numbered, so keyboard archaeologists of the future will be able to identify them and know how many are out there?

idollar
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17 Apr 2016, 19:42

Scarpia wrote: Quick question: will the PCBs be numbered, so keyboard archaeologists of the future will be able to identify them and know how many are out there?
I did not think about it. The prototypes were not numbered.
I will hand-number the FSSK from the v1.00.

If anyone is specially interested in a dedicated number, let me know in the GB thread (02->25, 01 is mine)
Number allocation will be a FIFO process.

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XMIT
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26 Apr 2016, 16:02

My FSSK is finally done. Looking at the above I've got FSSK 0004.

Even though it was inspired by an April Fool's joke, I'd like to use the 1391337 part number for the SSK. :-)

This was the longest, most challenging, and frankly most frustrating keyboard I've ever built. It was just one mishap after another putting this one together. I started working on it about three weeks ago and with many interruptions it is now done.

The final two frustrations that I had to resolve were:

1. Unicomp right shift keys seem to have trouble depressing evenly and actuating when pressed on the left hand side. As a result I was unable to use my RGB keys on this board. I will perhaps craft a wire stabilizer for this key at a later date.

2. I had to remove the rubber mat in order to get correct sensing to work.

The good news is that, with a v0.51 PCB with patches, auto-calibration is working and all of the keys work predictably and well. Mine normally auto-calibrates to 124.

Next up: programming the numeric keypad layer, fabricating a plug for the back of the case and a USB connector for a detachable cable, plus perhaps a carrying case.

I'll post photos and a full build log at a later date.

This post was typed with FSSK 0004.

idollar
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26 Apr 2016, 18:30

idollar wrote: Use this page to register your FSSKs/FEXTs.

Getting a serial number is simple:
  • - Post some pictures showing the PCB mount, the sticker, and the final result
    - Send me a PM to get your number and be added to the first post.
Sorry to be formal ... where are the pictures? :mrgreen:

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XMIT
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26 Apr 2016, 19:22

idollar wrote:
idollar wrote: Use this page to register your FSSKs/FEXTs.

Getting a serial number is simple:
  • - Post some pictures showing the PCB mount, the sticker, and the final result
    - Send me a PM to get your number and be added to the first post.
Sorry to be formal ... where are the pictures? :mrgreen:
On a memory card somewhere.

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XMIT
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26 Apr 2016, 19:54

XMIT wrote: My FSSK is finally done. Looking at the above I've got FSSK 0004.
Photos as promised.

If you look closely you will see three things:

1. I used Kapton tape to isolate the PCB from the plate.
2. I surface-mount soldered the ribbon cable to the PCB (because it wasn't clear that the plate was supposed to be cut - and in the end it didn't need to be).
3. I used two separate runs of ribbon cable for rows and columns.

I'll talk about all of this and more in the full FSSK build log that I'm working on.
Donor 1391472/5084742, 02-12-92. I'll print a new label for the FSSK.
Donor 1391472/5084742, 02-12-92. I'll print a new label for the FSSK.
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FSSK with RGB modifiers. The green right Shift didn't actuate correctly so now the board has normal modifiers.
FSSK with RGB modifiers. The green right Shift didn't actuate correctly so now the board has normal modifiers.
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Definitely an FSSK. idollar prototype PCB and surface mount soldered ribbon cable are present in this photo.
Definitely an FSSK. idollar prototype PCB and surface mount soldered ribbon cable are present in this photo.
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xwhatsit attachment. Bolt mod and previous mod notes present.
xwhatsit attachment. Bolt mod and previous mod notes present.
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idollar
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27 Apr 2016, 06:03

XMIT, your FSSK is officially the number 0004

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lot_lizard

18 May 2016, 18:04

I guess technically I should have posted here versus the workshop
workshop-f7/fssk-v1-0-installation-user ... l?p=308098

It is a franken-F of parts from various boards (Printed plates and die cut foam, Bigfoot barrels and flippers, 1397681 one-piece keycaps, Cherry adapter for enter/return, and a 1392464 (DisplayWrite) shell. Typing away on it though... Works great. I think that makes me number 5?

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hypkx
Chasing the Dream

18 May 2016, 20:09

Ok then I will take the number 6 :D like the number of my PCB :lol:
Here is the little workshop I made: workshop-f7/howto-chop-a-model-m-barrel ... ml#p307945
My FSSK is a combination of a blue label Lexmark SSK (1370475), a chopped barrelframe and steelplate from model M (also blue label) and a combination of model f "bigfoot" one piece keycaps, model m keycaps and unicomp keycaps (from Muirium's GB).

I write on it, but the keyboard needs some better adjustment to work perfect, some important keys dont work or flicker, but I hope after more time with Xwhatsit's software I can solve the problems.

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idollar
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18 May 2016, 21:53

Your keyboards have been registered :D

idollar
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22 May 2016, 19:28

Here is the registration data for the FEXT 0001 - PCB is the #5 (randomly selected)

The PCB prototype has not any bug, which means that there will not be anymore FSSK v1.00 produced. Instead and as the FSSK is just a reduced version of the FEXT, if there is interest, we will go for the FSSK v1.00b
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Bonustrack:

Halvar and I had a session at home to finalise his FEXT 0002. I had a very good time, on top of his more than nice presence, we managed to finalise the work. Lets see how does he resolves the registration of a keyboard without back label :mrgreen:

In the following you can see the FEXT 0001, the FEXT 0002 from Halvar and the FSSK 0001 together.

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need

22 May 2016, 19:31

your photos always look great!

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Halvar

22 May 2016, 20:28

It was a lot of fun indeed, my first bolt mod and conversion into a FEXT at the same time. Typing this on FEXT #0002. Build you own everyone, it really does feel so much better than a Model M! And it's louder, too, so you feel even more like you're getting something done while typing on it.

idollar helped me a lot today in getting there. That might be an understatement. And it's much more fun to do the build process together. Thanks for having me idollar! :-)

I'll be back in this thread with more photos for my registration.

idollar
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22 May 2016, 20:46

Halvar wrote: It was a lot of fun indeed, my first bolt mod and conversion into a FEXT at the same time. ....
Was this really your first bolt mod ? Congratulations, the quality of the work was excellent !

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Phenix
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12 Jul 2016, 19:44

just finished,now onto the firmware. Will add more pics soon
added more pics
First attempt:
http://imgur.com/a/Sa4aL
Second attempt
http://imgur.com/a/hjD2g

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pyrelink

24 Jan 2021, 02:59

I have no clue if this thread is still up to date, but if so it appears I have FSSK #8?

Full build thread here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=25169&p=477679
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