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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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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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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 Mini with…

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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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Advice for refurbishing a used plate // SGI Granite Restoration thread
Advice for refurbishing a used plate // SGI Granite Restoration thread

scottc
I'm right in the middle of restoring an SGI Granite board that I got from Wodan (thanks, Wodan!) who got it straight from a recycler. It was clear…

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The next Granite Special Set

matt3o
As some of you may know Granite is indefinitely available on pimpmykeyboard. We already had a nice High Contrast variant, but with the next iteration I would like to add a new special…

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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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GengYun - My 2nd build of an ortholinear, split and contoured keyboard
GengYun - My 2nd build of an ortholinear, split and contoured keyboard

macroxue
IMG_20170122_124344 (1).jpg This is my second build of an ortholinear, split and contoured keyboard. It fixes a few things that I'm not happy about…

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CommonSense controller - better capsense for the IBM type F.
CommonSense controller - better capsense for the IBM type F.

DMA
TL;DR: Turns out it's all implemented in kiibohd like 2 years ago - see Scan/DPH/*. The only (but key) difference is that I discovered (a…

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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/IlRFTNS.j… I have a Logitech trackman wheel, this…

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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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TMK Firmware with leds, HELP!!!
TMK Firmware with leds, HELP!!!

Cortes
Hi people!, I came here asking for some help, because I'm totally lost with my personalized keyboard based on teensy 2.0. First of all, I do not…

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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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keytee -- Controller breakout board for small keyboards
keytee -- Controller breakout board for small keyboards

trebb
Ordering PCBs for a recent project of mine, I didn't quite like how shipping cost exceeded the actual product value, so I tried to shift the balance…

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New Guy with Wire Question
New Guy with Wire Question

Phroople
This might sound dumb, but it also might make good talk. But...ummm...what wire do people usually use to make a "PCB-less" keyboard? Like…

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Cherry MX Kicad Modules

Turmoilturtle
Are there any Kicad Modules for the Cherry MX switch floating around (for use in making a pcb)

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Hyper7 Development
Hyper7 Development

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

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EVA carry case, anyone?
EVA carry case, anyone?

matt3o
okay, I'm not a fan of carry cases for keyboards in general, but I'm pretty shocked by the low quality of most carry case/bags. What worse imho is…

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Reverse engineer tablet keyboard connector
Reverse engineer tablet keyboard connector

matt3o
Does anyone know if there's some kind of standard in tablet keyboard connectors. I'm trying to understand how this works …

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Can someone fix this keycap?
Can someone fix this keycap?

Geroximo
Hello everyone, I broke off the stem on a Cherry MY switch when removing the keycap, now parts of the stem are still stuck in the keycap. I can't get…

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Commodoer 64 Mechanical Keyboard Direct Replacement.

iceberg
Project Description: This is a direct drop in replacement for Mitsumi keyboard found in Commodore 64 'breabin' style computers. Using Cherry MX (or similar) style panel mount keys and hand…

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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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Scancodes etc for ADDS Space Invaders conversion NMB

fohat
I got one of the NMB Hi-Tek "Space Invaders" ADDS terminals from Cindy. After replacing 1 switch and cleaning it up, it is a very nice keyboard. Soarer's Converter/Teensy works properly…

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keyboard DIY live?

matt3o
is there any interest in a live session of keyboard building? :) I would start from something simple like a numpad and would build it live on twitch.tv or youtube live so people can also…

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Designing a keyboard-based game controller
Designing a keyboard-based game controller

uncletobai
I have always been pretty clumsy on traditional thumb based game controllers, so I wanted to build a MX-switch based one for simple games and retro…

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Pimp my G80 5000
Pimp my G80 5000

t!ng
Hey guys I would like to mod my yellowed g80 5000 a little. I had something like this in mind (this is not my g80 5000, I have just used it…

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A crash course on how to desgn a custom MCU controller?

Kiri
I understand pin goes to pin, but everything else is confusing and a blur to me. It would be nice if I could receive help so I can continue the custom PCB I am currently designing. I have intermediate…

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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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Need Help - Model M electrical problem

fohat
I have a very old Model M that Cindy has asked me to repair. It is a beautiful old industrial 1388032 ("Johnson Controls" branded with a big heavy shiny metal badge) from 1985 with bar code…

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Alps key switches - ultrasonic cleaning adventures
Alps key switches - ultrasonic cleaning adventures

XMIT
tl;dr: Ultrasonic cleaning works wonders for Alps switches, making them feel new again. A tiny amount of Teflon oil makes them even…

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Best Topre Silencing Yet!
Best Topre Silencing Yet!

Hypersphere
I've been tweaking my method for silencing Topre-switch keyboards, using a combination of Hypersphere Silencing Rings and lubing of stabilizers and…

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Replacing G81 internals with G80 internals
Replacing G81 internals with G80 internals

Slom
Looks like I need to replace the internals of my G81, and now I'm evaluating my options: G81.JPG Are g80 internals compatible with the G81 case…

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soarer: different assignment of key - single key vs. shortcut

googolplex
Hello, is it possible to remap right command key to F1 when pressed as a single key, but use it as command when hold down and pressed with another key, so that it is used as a command + "second…

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Soarer desparately needed!

Arakula
Does anybody know where he is and/or can point him here? I'm in a rather big dilemma at the moment and would need a word with him ... because, you see, I've reverse-engineered his…

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