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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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Just bought a Pingmaster

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I'm starting my next project which is to convert a Pingmaster to USB. I bought one of the 15 or so remaining Japanese Pingmasters from Mendelson's on eBay. I'm in the UK so I paid the 50…

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Model F Restoration - input welcome!
Model F Restoration - input welcome!

mmcdowell
I've been searching for a cheap model F for a while, and finally found a deal. It's going to need some attention for sure. …

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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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Which stabilisers are better for warped keycaps - Cherry or wire?

M4dn3ss
EDIT since it seems people missed the original point of the question: Which stabilisers are more tolerant of warped keycaps, Cherry or wire/Costar-style stabilisers? --- After finding out that my…

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Help with lubing Alps

M4dn3ss
If you've seen my previous posts you might know that I have a bunch of blue Alps switches I plan on using for a project but they don't feel very good. I've cleaned them with isopropyl…

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Prototyping the next thing
Prototyping the next thing

matt3o
http://i.imgur.com/M9ymwx8… I'm still actually finalizing the WhiteFox but I believe it's time to show you my plans…

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[IC] Katana60 tmk/qmk 60% PCB, with ALPs and MX support -updated intro
[IC] Katana60 tmk/qmk 60% PCB, with ALPs and MX support -updated intro

rominronin
http://i.imgur.com/4vevuWK… http://i.imgur.com/ZDxb3BJ… …

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Televideo PC Keyboard Pinout/Adapter
Televideo PC Keyboard Pinout/Adapter

Polecat
This is for the Televideo PC (vs. terminal) keyboards, Model 803, 1603, 1605, TPC-I, and TPC-II, possibly others. These keyboards use XT scan codes,…

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Silicon Graphics Button Box (Alps Converted, Backlit, Reprogrammed)

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Toshiba Numeric Keypad
Toshiba Numeric Keypad

2ter
I found this keypad in one of my keyboard boxes the other night and was wondering if there is an easy way to convert this to usb? originally i had put…

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Hi-Profile PBT Dye-sub (the time has come)

matt3o
Okay, time to talk about the hi-pro in PBT fragrance! We have the manufacturer. It.Can.Be.Done! Now. We need a reference set to work on. The natural candidate would be Signature Plastics…

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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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IBM Model M Screw, Nut and Bolt Mod
IBM Model M Screw, Nut and Bolt Mod

Madhias
I want to share here my bolt / screw modding experience, since i failed, learned, succeeded somehow and maybe it could help someone a little…

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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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Strange filmy substance underneath micro-switch ST domes
Strange filmy substance underneath micro-switch ST domes

juryduty
In taking apart this Micro-Switch SC keyboard I found a strange dry filmy substance that had been slathered all over the membrane. My guess is that…

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(Model MF) Remodeling the Model M
(Model MF) Remodeling the Model M

lot_lizard
The GOAL... Produce a full DROP-IN REPLACEMENT for the model M by retooling all the inner workings into a completely replicated F…

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What features would you add to Soarer’s / Hasu’s Converter?

orihalcon
Soarer’s Converter and Hasu’s Converters are awesome, but what features would you add to one or both if you could? I have couple to start off: SpaceFn to Soarer’s Converter Mac Specific…

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IBM 3741 Data Station Keyboard Module Refurb
IBM 3741 Data Station Keyboard Module Refurb

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I've created a new thread so I don't distract from JP!'s fine thread "IBM 3741 Data Station / System 3 Barn Find"…

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Yet another IBM 5251 restoration
Yet another IBM 5251 restoration

pansku
I finally managed to grab myself by the neck and actually start doing something and lo and behold the 5251 from Nuum is now in pieces :lol: Before: …

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Soviet "Gerkonic" (Zbrojovka Brno/Consul/Tesla) adapter resources
Soviet "Gerkonic" (Zbrojovka Brno/Consul/Tesla) adapter resources

rymut
Some time ago I bought zbrojovka brno 263.2 keyboard like this one https://youtu.be/Qef2QGLkHMk . DSC_0028.JPG After some digging I…

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Backlighting a Silicon Graphics AT-101 Bigfoot
Backlighting a Silicon Graphics AT-101 Bigfoot

flowerlandfilms
A little project I'm working on to breathe some new life into this keyboard. Using LED strips to backlight the keys, also down the line I…

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[Crazy Ideas][Never-gonna-happen] Mechanical Keyboard: the book

matt3o
okay, it's some time now that I have a crazy idea flying in my head (one of the many actually). What do you think of a really high quality photo book with a bit of history about mechanical…

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Miniguru progress
Miniguru progress

lowpoly
Hi, working on it again. :shock: Edit: http://www.guru-board.com/… (Edit: Original thread on GH ) Stick…

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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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Scratchy Fluke 1720A Switches
Scratchy Fluke 1720A Switches

OldIsNew
I picked up a Fluke 1720A Programmer keyboard - it's kind of a nice little board: Fluke_Orig_small.jpg front1_small.jpg PCB_back3_small.jpg …

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[WIP] THKB - Tiny Hacking Keyboard - 40%
[WIP] THKB - Tiny Hacking Keyboard - 40%

ne0phyte
You can find the original post in the spoiler below. ------------------- Hey everyone, after almost 8 months I finally decided or rather…

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Cherry G80-9009 Internal Converter

paecific.jr
I was looking for a G80-9009, they are my weakness, and stumbled upon this on Taobao. It appears to be an internal converter for the keyboard. Has anybody else seen it? …

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Is Switch Hitter still maintained?

depletedvespene
I've been using Switch Hitter (from Elite Keyboards) a lot lately. I made a couple new layouts for it (three guesses as to which language!) and sent those to the designated e-mail address a few weeks…

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Has anyone hand wired an Alps/Matias board?

SpacemanToby
I posted on Deskthority a while back about a Canon Typewriter I won in an auction. It came with integrated alps rubber dome switches, so I've decided to take the plate and caps and put some matias…

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Russian & Elvish sets

matt3o
I'm designing another russian and elven set. They will be released soon (not from SP). Since I want to do things right I'd like some help from a Russian speaker or someone familiar with…

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Soarer's Keyboard Controller firmware
Soarer's Keyboard Controller firmware

Soarer
Here is my Controller firmware for AVR microcontrollers with hardware USB, e.g. Teensy 2.0, Teensy++ 2.0. The main difference between this…

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KeyTronic Magnetic Reed  Board, Teensy
KeyTronic Magnetic Reed Board, Teensy

OldIsNew
I recently acquired a KeyTronic magnetic reed switch board. No case just the internals. orig_small.jpg PCB_back_sm.jpg nocaps1_sm.jpg …

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ANSIfy my Avant!
ANSIfy my Avant!

Polecat
This is a very minor thing compared to most of the projects here, but it was suggested I post it anyway. Basically I got rid of the BAE, and its…

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