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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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The long journey of the WhiteFox
The long journey of the WhiteFox

matt3o
http://i.imgur.com/Wz7d2Hy… The long journey of the WhiteFox A 4 years long adventure in search of the perfect…

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Can we design the teensy alternative for keyboards?

matt3o
I've seen some of these projects here on DT and GH, but it seems they never went to full scale production or they are specifically crafted for a particular keyboard (or they are not…

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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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Advice on Making a Foam Layer for a IBM Model F 4704 107-key

Wingpad
I am in a bit of an awkward situation with my Model F 4704. I sent my plate off to be powder-coated by a third party so now I do not have a template to cut out replacement foam for the keyboard. I can…

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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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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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Designing the ultimate NORDE Kit for GMK
Designing the ultimate NORDE Kit for GMK

Wodan
Hey pals! Every time there is a nice and fancy GMK set dropping, I get all sad because it's almost guaranteed there will be no ISO-DE…

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Designing a custom Topre board
Designing a custom Topre board

attheicearcade
Edit: picture for thumbnail http://i.imgur.com/6JIEvif… Original post: Before I start this post, let me say I am not…

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Split HHKB - Realforce/TypeHeaven mod
Split HHKB - Realforce/TypeHeaven mod

attheicearcade
Edit: (previous title) Another custom split hand Topre board - need your input! I've been thinking about a similar project to my ongoing one, that is…

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Face U/MX-mini U replica knowledge base
Face U/MX-mini U replica knowledge base

DanielT
Because quite a few of us joined the FaceU/MX-mini GB I think it will be good to have a dedicated workshop topic, where we can post…

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Honeywell Micro Switch Reverse Engineering and Conversion thread

Firebolt1914
Some of you may have seen my Wang keyboard. I am going to attempt to convert it to USB. I will find out if it is 2KRO and report back. Anyways, what logic analyzer is recommended? Also,…

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Pimp My Trackball and my custom keyboard
Pimp My Trackball and my custom keyboard

Alkhar
Hello, its Alkhar and we are here with Pimp My Trackball http://imgur.com/K2H2mZK.j… I have a Logitech trackman wheel, this…

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Whitefox PCB help!?

scottc
While desoldering a bad Zealio switch from a Whitefox I'm building for a friend, one of the pads came off the PCB. I'm hoping to manually replace the connection using a jumper wire but don't know…

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IBM 3278 Keyboard to PS/2 interface

seebart
Not sure if this was ever posted here, I did stumble upon this months ago and forgot about it and just now looked at some old bookmars of mine, this looks pretty real to me, certainly interesting; …

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IBM 5140 "Convertible" conversion
IBM 5140 "Convertible" conversion

copter
I found old IBM 5140 Convertible and noticed that it has a really nice keyboard. After thinking for a while what to do with it, I decided…

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Rustoleum question

lancre
Does the surface primer adequately protect the metal base plate without applying a top coat? Will it be as durable?

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Katy keyboard (or K80CS (Key80 Contoured Split))
Katy keyboard (or K80CS (Key80 Contoured Split))

vvp
I was asked to create a thread for this. So here it is. It is probably a bit early to create it since no fully working prototype exist yet,…

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NaN-15 -- an experimental 15-key one-handed keyboard [WIP]
NaN-15 -- an experimental 15-key one-handed keyboard [WIP]

trebb
I need to do something with the leftover keys from my ISO50 project, and I'd like to experiment with a one-handed keyboard whose layout looks like…

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TMK keyboard firmware collection
TMK keyboard firmware collection

hasu
I hope that this thread becomes a place to get bug report, feedback and suggestion from community. …

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Northgate Omnikey 101 with Hybrid SKCM White-Orange Alps Switches
Northgate Omnikey 101 with Hybrid SKCM White-Orange Alps Switches

Hypersphere
In order to improve the sound and feel of my Northgate Omnikey 101 with SKCM White ("Bamboo" -- no slits) Alps switches, I decided to swap…

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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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Cherry blue, black, and clear new switches

elecplus
Highest price is 90 cents each. http://www.digikey.com/pro… Arrow has Cherry switches as low as 16 cents each. https://www.arrow.com/en/p…

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How to build an entire Cherry keyboard

elecplus
https://learn.sparkfun.com… Their prices are higher than others, but this is an interesting DIY idea.

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ISO50 -- an ISO-inspired 50% keyboard
ISO50 -- an ISO-inspired 50% keyboard

trebb
Edit: The original post is about the handwired ISO50. There is a PCB version of the keyboard; see below . Links to fabrication files for either…

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Source for very inexpensive parts

elecplus
http://www.goldmine-elec-produ… These people have LEDs starting at 5 cents each, big box of resistors for $20, etc. Maybe a good place to get parts for your custom builds?

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Help With G80-3700 (1996 5 Pin DIN)

nafsasp
Edit Sorry if this isn't the right place, saw another post in here asking for some help with a build so I thought it was appropriate. Let me know if this should be moved to another forum. Hey, I…

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My DIY keyboard collection ( or how I became a KB-geek...)
My DIY keyboard collection ( or how I became a KB-geek...)

suka
When I became interested in alternate keyboard layouts about 3 years ago and researched possible more ergonomic alternatives, I also…

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Keyboard design (ongoing project)
Keyboard design (ongoing project)

tee-eye
Hey yall. So I am starting on my first full PCB design. I was originally going to spend the time and look at putting an atmega 32u4 right on the board…

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looking for low current switch LEDs, any proposals?

Eszett
Hi! I'm considerung using Switch-LEDs for my keyboard, all in series, driven by USB. So without multiplexing or LED driver chip, I have only about 300mA to spare.. So my question is, are there…

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Model M 3D Printed Frame
Model M 3D Printed Frame

pjmelon
Well time to start on my next project. I bought a 3D printer because I wanted to do more prototyping work. The goal of this project is: Full…

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qHack Development
qHack Development

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

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TCKB: My journey in the world of STM32 driven keyboards (60%)
TCKB: My journey in the world of STM32 driven keyboards (60%)

Ced67
Hello everyone, As an introduction, I'll talk a bit about me and say I'm an embedded software engineer since about ten years. The firm I work for make…

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Is it possible to smoothen cream Alps without desoldering them?

googolplex
Hello, recently, I built two keyboards. One of them is a 60% keyboard with Cherry MX red switches. The other is a redesigned AEKII. The "problem" is, that the AEKII looks much more…

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