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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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Mia a 122 soon to be opensource, if it works that is.
Mia a 122 soon to be opensource, if it works that is.

zool
This is Mia, a keyboard design of mine that I'm building a couple off and preparing package for open source. Just wanted to see what people…

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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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Converting an IBM Multistation with an xwhatsit
Converting an IBM Multistation with an xwhatsit

Mattr567
Hey everyone! It's Matt here with a new wacky project :P I recently acquired an IBM Multistation keyboard from Wingpad (who got it from alh) with the…

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Teensy USB Commodore PET Keyboard - AkbKukU
Teensy USB Commodore PET Keyboard - AkbKukU

green-squid
FfIFVg9cpUY Please don't ruin your PET computer for this. Thanks! ;)

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Coiled barcode scanner USB cable on IBM Model F
Coiled barcode scanner USB cable on IBM Model F

tigpha
Coiled-USB-barcode-scanner-cable-IBM-M… Definitely a worthy upgrade! Not quite the beige colour of the original cable, but certainly the…

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I finally restored my IBM 3276 Beamspring
I finally restored my IBM 3276 Beamspring

codemonkeymike
So it has been a 2 year journey, most of that time this beauty spent in storage as I moved to an apartment with limited space. How this went was that…

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Looking for a female connector for the F122
Looking for a female connector for the F122

j0d1
Hi! Here is a picture of the F122 male connector (sorry for the VERY poor quality, I will upload a better one when I am at home): f122_connector.png…

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Feedback on three different ultrasonic cleaners

mog_genius88
Greetings I'm in the market for a good ultrasonic cleaner around $100 and I've narrowed my choices down to 3. I'm going to be using this to primarily clean retainers, glasses, jewelry, and (of…

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My NeXT keyboard is sick
My NeXT keyboard is sick

snacksthecat
I got a really good deal on a "non-functional" NeXT keyboard. The previous owner had done some modifications that left the PCB in really…

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Replacement foam in IBM Model F
Replacement foam in IBM Model F

tigpha
Hi DT'ers An experiment in replacing the tired foam in an IBM Model F Bigfoot. So far I have learnt from various forum posts here on DT that there…

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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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HP86 New 3D Printed Key Stems (Hi-tek stackpole)
HP86 New 3D Printed Key Stems (Hi-tek stackpole)

green-squid
azZY6InASlo Keyboard part starts at 3:50 Also, some high-res images of the PCB for the Wiki! :)

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typewriter caps conversion

al.c
hey everyone, i found a set of amazing keycaps. just look at them! the destroyed typewriter they were attached to was filthy and i have no idea what model or even switch type that was. but i got…

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C.ITOH CIT324/324E - Alps Buckling Springs... (Conversion to USB?)
C.ITOH CIT324/324E - Alps Buckling Springs... (Conversion to USB?)

snacksthecat
Continuation of an old thread I started. Hopefully in a more appropriate place. :lol: https://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/c… I have this…

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Q: how BT+USB keyboard should behave if both interfaces are connected?

DMA
Let's consider a theoretical keyboard which has BT and USB interfaces (haven't see one yet - pointers would be appreciated). Let's say it's paired with a notebook, and then connected by USB cable to…

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What’s a Topre fan’s favorite MX switch?

Luna
Alright, I have a few Topre boards and they're my favorite switch. But there are far too many nice MX compatible boards to collect to go Topre only. Now this thread is not (or no longer)…

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IBM Model M buckling spring switch bounce oscilloscope measurement
IBM Model M buckling spring switch bounce oscilloscope measurement

mind_prepared
I've searched all over the web for information on the default switch bounce for IBM's buckling spring design, but couldn't fit anything. I'm sure…

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Link Alloy (Similar to Cherry G80-0693) Conversion
Link Alloy (Similar to Cherry G80-0693) Conversion

snacksthecat
I recently bought this really cool Link Alloy (Similar to a Cherry G80-0693) from mike5278 with the intention of converting it to USB. …

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Multitech KB-101A Restoration and Mods
Multitech KB-101A Restoration and Mods

twinrotor
Project Overview: This project is a documentation of restoring/modding my Multitech KB101-A. I welcome all discussion and suggestions in…

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Stackpole switch 3D printed slider replacement by YT user AkBKuku
Stackpole switch 3D printed slider replacement by YT user AkBKuku

green-squid
chzhgFVLONQ The final design can be seen at 2 hours and 52 minutes. Files: https://github.com/AkBKukU/series80-ti…

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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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Soldering iron.
Soldering iron.

Eszett
Hi! Is this soldering iron appropriate to desolder switches, or is it toochunky (this is my suspicion)? P1010267.JPG If not, please give…

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Building a foldable, ortholinear scissor switch travel keyboard
Building a foldable, ortholinear scissor switch travel keyboard

lynaghk
I've happily typed on a Kinesis Advantage for years, but am doing a lot of carry-on-only travel, and I can't say that keyboard is exactly space…

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Boltmodding a Wheelwirter 3
Boltmodding a Wheelwirter 3

green-squid
2kUG1vt_O2g This is the only useful bolt-mod tutorial on youtube out there it seems. All the other ones are 1. disassemble keyboard 2. remove…

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How do you know if a model m is in need of a bolt mod?

amphetaMEME
Hello all, I recently acquired a 1988 1391401, it had been tucked away in a box for at least a decade by its previous owner but it was overall in very good cosmetic shape. I have noticed that the…

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Batspring Cases
Batspring Cases

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hKcJnDnqVPU No more fighting with the fly plate!

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An idea to convert hall effect keyboards (tedious, but simple)
An idea to convert hall effect keyboards (tedious, but simple)

PlacaFromHell
Hi guys. Some days ago I've been searching for a czechoslovakian hall effect keyboard for my colection (Zbrojovka Brno, Tesla or Consul), the ones…

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help desoldering nozzle size
help desoldering nozzle size

TuxKey
Hi guys.. i'm looking to buy a desoldering station nice cheap one to get started and desolder a couple of keyboards. it's an older model Aoyue the…

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Keytronic KB 5150 – what's easier to do?
Keytronic KB 5150 – what's easier to do?

snufflecat
Hi there! I'm still relatively new to the forum and spend most of my time here either drooling at the boards of others, or reading up on how to mod,…

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Some turd trying to bolt mod a Model M.
Some turd trying to bolt mod a Model M.

Iggy
Many moons ago I bought a 122-key Model M from eBay and somehow I got the freaky idea of attempting to bolt-mod the thing. I enjoy reading workshop…

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Painted the Zenith Z-150 plate.
Painted the Zenith Z-150 plate.

green-squid
https://i.imgur.com/Bd0edu… Today I painted my Zenith Z-150 plate for the handwiring project. I bought some spray paint and…

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WheelWriter 2 norwegian keyboard conversion
WheelWriter 2 norwegian keyboard conversion

deafpk
Hey guys, this will be my first entry here. I've been working on converting a WheelWriter 2 keyboard to work as a USB keyboard, and so far I've…

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Removing beamspring stem

codemonkeymike
How do people go about removing the metal stem from the key switch? I tried pulling with pliers but not a one will budge.

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