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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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Alps spring mods - any sources for replacement springs?

XMIT
I'm thinking of modding some Matias Quiet Click switches to a lighter weight. Why? These switches are easy to source and still being made new. It should be simple enough to switch out the springs,…

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P77 - The TKL Pingmaster
P77 - The TKL Pingmaster

Mattr567
After seeing dorkvader's 60% mod (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=… I decided I'm going to TKL mod my Pingmaster. What makes…

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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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Xwhatsit/CS-Compatible IBM 3277 PCB
Xwhatsit/CS-Compatible IBM 3277 PCB

emdude
Success!! The 78-key PCBs work: https://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/xw… As of now, work on the 66-key variants is still ongoing. …

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Click Modding an Alps Black Pioneer MPC-KB2 with 3D printed Alps tool
Click Modding an Alps Black Pioneer MPC-KB2 with 3D printed Alps tool

Wingklip
Welcome to my little sekrit dokumantation of my alps modding field trial. I have printed a special tool designed by yours truly, wingklip gaming, and…

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Ivory Cadet: Haskell meets LISP
Ivory Cadet: Haskell meets LISP

limeburst
My first topic on Deskthority. Greetings! :) On my way back from work yesterday, I picked up a certain package from Germany at the local post office,…

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Modular wired and wireless split keyboard project
Modular wired and wireless split keyboard project

spindle
Hi, I've been working on a modular split keyboard firmware and controller. I've posted this elsewhere, but I thought it would be good to post it here…

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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/IiRijpF… I'm gauging interest in a PCB for a 60% board with a symmetrical row stagger (a more natural slant…

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Ghost key strokes on Apple AEK

chip chop
Hi, I am new to the "hands on" side of mechanical boards and have a issue with a AEK. Got this Salmon AEK in the post via ebay shipped from America to the UK (urgh). It was pretty poorly…

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Homerow Co. "Open Source" Parts - UPDATE: 7/22/2017 (Starter Kits)

homerowco
First off a universal 60% plate, a GH60 model, and the OLKB Planck PCB model, both for Fusion360: 60% Plate: https://github.com/homerowco/60-mx-alp… GH60 Model: http://a360.co/2trMPiZ …

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Anyone ever repaired a beamspring keycap before?
Anyone ever repaired a beamspring keycap before?

just_add_coffee
http://i.imgur.com/iUq58vI… I've got some ideas, but none of 'em are good ideas.

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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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Vintage Key Tronic Foam and Foil Board Switch Mod, Teensy USB
Vintage Key Tronic Foam and Foil Board Switch Mod, Teensy USB

OldIsNew
front.jpg I thought this was a cool old board and I very much disliked the idea of having a board I could not actually use on my computer. I…

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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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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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Me three! Beamspring restoration
Me three! Beamspring restoration

Khers
I recently got hold of a Beamspring keyboard, from an old IBM 5251 to be precise. While I didn’t buy it from him, it came from the ebay seller that…

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Build log: Alps64 in a handmade birch case
Build log: Alps64 in a handmade birch case

pansku
A little background: A couple of years ago I bought my first mechanical keyboard. It was a Ducky Shine 2 with MX Blues. Then I got a Ducky…

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Adding extra keys to your Kinesis Advantage
Adding extra keys to your Kinesis Advantage

sordna
This afternoon I adedd extra keys under each shift on my Kinesis Advantage LF. kinesis_extra_keys.jpg I'm using these keys for momentary…

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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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Making custom plate

Errantthought
I made my first keyboard recently, using a teensy 2.0 and some cherry MX switches in a small prototyping box I purchased on Amazon, but I had a hell of a time getting the switch ports cut out to the…

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Best replacement foam for keytronic foam and foil switches

PancakeMSTR
Hi, I've got a keyboard which uses keytronic foam and foil switches and the foam (and foil, but I've got that figured out) has completely deteriorated, on every switch. I can replace the foam pads,…

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Wang 725 speaker switch
Wang 725 speaker switch

macboarder
I recently got a Salmon Alps-powered Wang 725 (thanks //gainsborough for the trade), which I enjoyed quite a bit. I wanted to start using it at work,…

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Battery charging circuitry - help wanted

Scarpia
As you may know, I have a long-running side project where I am reviving a classic 1980s 'luggable' Zenith laptop with modern-ish internals, to create a vintage yet useful laptop with an Alps…

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Alternative controller experiments
Alternative controller experiments

twiddle
So, I'd like to start experimenting with completely custom controllers, primarily because stock on Atmega32u4s is quite low, and also…

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IBM 3277 Beamspring split spacebar disassembly photos (PIC HEAVY)
IBM 3277 Beamspring split spacebar disassembly photos (PIC HEAVY)

ipreferpie
So thanks to this wonderful community and to mrr19121970, I was able to land a beautiful 3277 with a unique split spacebar layout. The following is a…

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NaN-15 -- a 15-key chorded keyboard
NaN-15 -- a 15-key chorded keyboard

trebb
Update: The original post is hidden in the spoiler below. http://i.imgur.com/UGswMU8… This is an open-source project;…

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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
IMG_20161212_022107502.jpg When I became interested in alternate keyboard layouts about 3 years ago and researched possible more…

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[WIP] KeyBoi dt68 - a 60% ortholinear GH60 case compatible
[WIP] KeyBoi dt68 - a 60% ortholinear GH60 case compatible

brunoboi
Hello everyone ;-) I am Bruno and I am an IT developer from Belgium. I am seeking for years a keyboard that fit all my requirements... As I've never…

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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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Intergated Keyboard Password Manager?
Intergated Keyboard Password Manager?

zool
I'm floating this idea out there for anyone else that wants to pick it up too, but it's just me playing with the tech to solve my own things. I…

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Devlin terminal keyboard converted
Devlin terminal keyboard converted

hypkx
Some time ago I got a lot of terminal keyboards. I tried to convert one of them. 19859383_1870957839824034_258798627_o.… …

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Another custom 62% Model M build
Another custom 62% Model M build

martink
I posted about this on the Compact Buckling Spring thread, but thought it was rude to hijack rsbseb’s thread, so I’m starting a separate topic…

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Help me design my first ever custom keyboard!
Help me design my first ever custom keyboard!

Zombimuncha
Hi, Please help me design my first ever custom keyboard. There are things known, and things unknown. Things Known: * SKCM White. I have the switches…

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