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XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO

Soarer
This is my Teensy-based project which adapts XT, AT and some 122 key terminal keyboards to USB, also known simply as "Soarer's…

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Workshop, Threads Of Interest

matt3o
This is my attempt at indexing the most interesting and inspirational threads in the workshop. It's hard to catch all the amazing things that are happening in this section and it's…

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How to build your very own keyboard firmware

matt3o
This is a tutorial about building your own custom firmware with Hasu's keyboard firmware . It may seem daunting to work with Hasu's wall of code but the files you need to modify are not…

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Model F keyboard restoration

gazza341
Ok, so I've already got a model F XT in pristine condition, with original box, polystyrene inserts and dust cover, but now it's time for me to take on the challenge of restoring one, saving it from…

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Buckling spring silencing
Buckling spring silencing

DMA
I had a bit of silicone sealant, so I put a very small, 1-2mm diameter drop of it onto the far end of the barrel - between that…

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[Progress]CommonSense controller - better capsense.
[Progress]CommonSense controller - better capsense.

DMA
TL;DR: Turns out it's all implemented in kiibohd like 2 years ago - see Scan/DPH/*. Unfortunately, kinetis has CRAPPIEST ADCs I've seen so…

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NerD60 - TMK Conversion / It works !!!

DanielT
After using for a long time NerD60 boards I discovered some small flaws in the firmware design and I would like to switch to TMK firmware as the controller an ATmega32U4 supports it and…

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Converting an IBM Pingmaster

just_add_coffee
I haven't found great instructions for converting an IBM Pingmaster (in my case, PN 6113442) to programmable USB. This person has great pictures but few details of converting PN 6341739. …

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FSSK v1.00 - Installation & Users Manual
FSSK v1.00 - Installation & Users Manual

idollar
I will post here the installation and users manual for the FSSK v1.00 DSCF6521_01.jpg Attached you can find the source files: FSSK…

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Let's learn Electronics together!
Let's learn Electronics together!

just_add_coffee
I don't know electronics and it seems like knowing electronics would be a nice thing to have for aspiring keyboard scientists. And maybe there are…

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Compact Buckling Spring - WheelWriter project
Compact Buckling Spring - WheelWriter project

rsbseb
I have been in need of a new keyboard since moving into my new office and decided to dig through my collection in storage a couple of weeks ago.…

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[Q] Status of Bluetooth support for TMK/QMK

Laser
As the title says, how easy/hard is it nowadays to integrate Bluetooth support to TMK/QMK firmware - especially efficient, low power support? EDIT: I understand that Bluefruit EZ-Key v1.2 is…

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Trackpoint step by step guide
Trackpoint step by step guide

alonswartz
Recently I integrated a trackpoint in my custom split board . It took quite a lot of research and planning, so in an effort to help others who want…

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Another MX / Trackpoint project
Another MX / Trackpoint project

pfoff
Hi Guys, this is my first post here and it will hopefully turn out, that it's also my first mech build/mod? First, I have to mention how impressed I…

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Hand wired 54key full split custom build
Hand wired 54key full split custom build

alonswartz
To cut a long story short, I started feeling pain in my wrists and shoulders about a year ago. I did some research into ergonomic keyboards, bought a…

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A simple intro keyboard project
A simple intro keyboard project

OldIsNew
I've become interested in learning more about the firmware end of things and was looking for a small intro project. I came across this (and an old TI…

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topre slider / silencing research
topre slider / silencing research

sth
Topre Slider Comparison Or, What's REALLY The Deciding Factor In Silencing Topre Switches by sth To date, the common understanding of Topre…

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Building a Q-Series 60% with a twist
Building a Q-Series 60% with a twist

pdc
I have a set of Q-Series caps on order from Mechsupply, so I better come up with a keyboard to put under them. So I am working on my first…

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Spherical Buckling Spring Thread
Spherical Buckling Spring Thread

rsbseb
Several months ago Muirium suggested to me in a PM that I should look into making caps for IBM buckling spring keyboards. I toyed around…

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Help with Soarer's Converter

paecific.jr
I am wiring a Soarer's converter for my Zenith Z-150. I followed the diagrams I found and the keyboard doesn't even light up. My question is if I am looking at the female end of a AT port which pin is…

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My wooden trackpoint TKL beast
My wooden trackpoint TKL beast

pfoff
Wow, finally finished it. My first custom build! It was made possible by this great community and my friend Sami, who is incredible when it comes to…

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Suggestion: Teflon wristrest/desktop

Wingklip
Likely the strange way I type, but commonly I find the need to move my hands across the keyboard by moving my elbows to the right position so as to not develop a certain deadly disease called muscle…

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Anyone knows how to print mylar membranes like those in model M?

DMA
Yes, your guess is correct - I want to replace a membrane in my Unicomp 103 with something like FEXT PCB - only not PCB, but membrane. Looks like TrioMate connectors will work with conductive layer on…

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Hyper7 Development
Hyper7 Development

7bit
Please discuss the technical issues of the Hyper7 here … …

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Universal Model M Controller
Universal Model M Controller

phosphorglow
Hi ya'll! I'm like a cat when it comes to forums - I come around when I want attention or I have something I want to leave in your shoe. So…

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Another Model F refurbish project diary

just_add_coffee
The gameplan is to create a beautiful (though very non-stock) keyboard on the outside, something that looks like a cross between a hot rod and a 1950s space-age appliance (there will be…

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Modding a Model M for your grandmother

just_add_coffee
Suppose your grandmother came to you and said that she wanted a Model M, but she also wanted to assign macros and layers on it (Grandma is a NodeJS maestro of course). A PS2/USB converter won't work…

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NaN-15 -- a 15-key chorded keyboard [WIP]
NaN-15 -- a 15-key chorded keyboard [WIP]

trebb
Update: Both hardware and firmware appear to be usable now; see below. I need to do something with the leftover keys from my ISO50 project, and…

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Split ergonomic keyboard project

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Desoldering station recommendations?

codemonkeymike
Anyone have recommendations on desoldering stations? Still in production/being sold would be better.

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SCM Profile
SCM Profile

rsbseb
Some you already know I am in the process of opening an injection molding business and have taken on the task of reproducing Model F Barrels…

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IBM 5251 Beamspring with DMAs CommonSense
IBM 5251 Beamspring with DMAs CommonSense

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So, I've been working on getting this fine 5251 Beamspring to get DMA's CommonSense working with it. tl;dr - life is good. My biggest concern right…

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Novatouch domes into Realforce

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Hey guys, Just wondering if anyone here has swapped the dome sheet from a Novatouch into a Realforce and if it was just a clean exchange or if you had to cut the sheet up?

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CNC milled switch plate cut outs
CNC milled switch plate cut outs

tobsn
I want to mill a switch plate and I'm wondering if this would work: http://i.imgur.com/lDyoK8T… vs …

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Dyeing ABS Caps

paecific.jr
My boss wants to recolor his spacebar on his Dell AT101W. As my brief few seconds of research pointed out ABS caps will melt when they are dyed. Has anybody had any success using a different method?

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