Can someone identify this aftermarket Model M controller?

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Bitteneite

13 Jun 2021, 19:21

I found this Model M controller as I was browsing a Chinese site.
Seems to have a Type-C port and a solenoid header.
What's the name of it? Does anyone know a thread or any documentation about it?

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Any help is appreciated.

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Weezer

13 Jun 2021, 19:32

I've not seen that one before. Interesting. Might be QMK?

jmaynard

14 Jun 2021, 14:27

Is that a 20-pin matrix socket on the left? Looks like the carrier board can handle multiple keyboards and multiple controllers.

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Bitteneite

14 Jun 2021, 15:24

I got this other picture from the seller. Way clearer too.
Seems to be a more recent revision as well: 24-May-2021
Not sure if it's of any help though.

https://i.imgur.com/GAEF9Cz.jpeg
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Bitteneite

14 Jun 2021, 15:30

jmaynard wrote:
14 Jun 2021, 14:27
Is that a 20-pin matrix socket on the left? Looks like the carrier board can handle multiple keyboards and multiple controllers.
Ooo, good eye!
I do recall my M Battleships having a longer socket, which would actually make sense if he was aiming for a one-size-fits-all controller.

jmaynard

14 Jun 2021, 16:29

Bitteneite wrote:
14 Jun 2021, 15:30
Ooo, good eye!
I do recall my M Battleships having a longer socket, which would actually make sense if he was aiming for a one-size-fits-all controller.
Yup. I'm working on multiple M122s, and while the clearer picture shows only a 16-pin socket, there's space for a 20.

Where'd you see this? I might snag one and see if it saves me having to make them myself.

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Bitteneite

14 Jun 2021, 16:48

jmaynard wrote:
14 Jun 2021, 16:29
Where'd you see this? I might snag one and see if it saves me having to make them myself.
It's a listing from Xianyu, which is based on Taobao, I believe.
It's all in Chinese, and I have no clue what the buttons do, but I just accidentally stumbled on it after clicking on many related IBM listings.

624245305

30 Jun 2021, 17:36

pcb....
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an_achronism

30 Jun 2021, 18:00

The idea of putting a solenoid in a Model M is extremely funny to me and I hope somebody has done it and/or is going to do it

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Go-Kart

30 Jun 2021, 18:36

an_achronism wrote:
30 Jun 2021, 18:00
The idea of putting a solenoid in a Model M is extremely funny to me and I hope somebody has done it and/or is going to do it
Why not be the first yourself :twisted:

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Bitteneite

30 Jun 2021, 18:46

Go-Kart wrote:
30 Jun 2021, 18:36
Why not be the first yourself :twisted:
(Rolls sleeves)
Just you wait ;)

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Bitteneite

30 Jun 2021, 20:48

I got my hands on it :twisted:

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Bjerrk

30 Jun 2021, 21:02

Bitteneite wrote:
30 Jun 2021, 20:48
I got my hands on it :twisted:
Haha! That is wicked :D

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raoulduke-esq

30 Jun 2021, 21:15

Screw a floss mod; I'm tryin' to get on this level!

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Go-Kart

30 Jun 2021, 21:47

Glorious!

624245305

01 Jul 2021, 15:58

firmware
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tiltowait

04 Aug 2021, 20:57

Is there any easy way to buy this in the US?

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Bitteneite

07 Aug 2021, 04:46

tiltowait wrote:
04 Aug 2021, 20:57
Is there any easy way to buy this in the US?
I had to send it through a proxy, which took a while before I got it in my hands.

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