I wrote a complement to “A modern hand wiring guide”

Janzon

23 Jul 2018, 18:01

Me and some friends over at the Swedish mechanical keyboard discord server ( http://mekaniskatangentbord.se/ ) recently did our first hand wired keyboards using this awesome guide: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87689.0

There were however three things that weren’t 100 % clear to us after reading it: which pins that can be used on the microcontroller, how the wiring from the matrix to the microcontroller works and how to use your hand wired keyboard with an existing QMK keyboard layout. So I typed out some pointers on those three areas, and I hope that it can help some other people as well!


You can read it here:
https://johannes-jansson.github.io/proj ... split.html

Any feedback, corrections and suggestions for improvement are welcome!

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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

23 Jul 2018, 18:55

I don't really have anything to add, but want to save this thread for later. :lol:

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vvp

24 Jul 2018, 12:24

Suggestion: Use enamelled wire ext time you hand wire a keyboard. it will save you quite a lot of time.

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green-squid

24 Jul 2018, 12:30

Thanks dood!

Janzon

24 Jul 2018, 14:06

vvp wrote: Suggestion: Use enamelled wire ext time you hand wire a keyboard. it will save you quite a lot of time.
Oh, is that the one where you can solder right through the isolation? I've heard rumors about it but never seen it irl :D

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j0d1

24 Jul 2018, 15:10

You can also remove the isolation on a long wire using an x-acto knife and steady hands.

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vvp

24 Jul 2018, 22:35

Janzon wrote: Oh, is that the one where you can solder right through the isolation? I've heard rumors about it but never seen it irl :D
Yes. See the end of this message. There is a higher resolution picture there. And use only Ø 0.15 wire. The thinner the wire the easier it is.

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