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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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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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Televideo - The beginning of a journey. The end of my social life.
Televideo - The beginning of a journey. The end of my social life.

snacksthecat
So I wasn't sure if I should post this in "marketplace" or "workshop". I guess I'll make the marketplace post at a later date…

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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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Ultrasonic Cleaning Science
Ultrasonic Cleaning Science

pizza_is_a_lie
Yesterday, I pulled the trigger and bought a GT Sonic 2L ultrasonic cleaner , 50W with a 100W heater. The aim of this post is to highlight the…

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Data General Dasher and  Xwhatsit USB
Data General Dasher and Xwhatsit USB

OldIsNew
Well, why I do object to the prices these days, I've wanted one of these for a while and when I saw this board was a Dasher (and not a D1, D2, D3,…

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[Done] CommonSense controller - better capsense!
[Done] 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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A small stepper for a man...
A small stepper for a man...

andrea-i
Hi all! After a long time trying to sort out life matters in order to have the space and the time to dedicate to this project, it's finally on! My…

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Where to begin
Where to begin

tedfs3
Not really sure if this is the correct spot for this, seems like the best fit between the choices to post in. 100% beginner here. My rabbit hole all…

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Need help erasing Soarer's keyboard converter from my Arduino Micro

PlacaFromHell
Hi guys. I want to use my Arduino micro for another project and I can't load any new code because it's recognized by the PC as a keyboard. Do someone knows what to do in this case?

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MT3 Doubleshot
MT3 Doubleshot

matt3o
So I'm toying with some ideas for a double-shot version of the MT3 profile. /dev/tty round 2 was a pretty huge success and you know I prefer…

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A Compact SSK
A Compact SSK

wcass
Two and a half years ago, I replied to the “post your ideal keyboard layout” thread with this : https://deskthority.net/resour… …

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Removing corrosion from the barrel plate of IBM AT Model F keyboards
Removing corrosion from the barrel plate of IBM AT Model F keyboards

troglotype
Vintage IBM Model F keyboards often suffer from corrosion of the steel plate holding the barrels ("barrel plate"). People restoring Model Fs…

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Hyper7 Development
Hyper7 Development

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

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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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Fujitsu leaf spring gasket material
Fujitsu leaf spring gasket material

juryduty
I have a board with these, and on a few switches the yellow insulating tape/gasket material has fallen out. It seems to be about the thickness of…

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Honeywell 5921 Clean Up and Teensy USB
Honeywell 5921 Clean Up and Teensy USB

OldIsNew
I was able to pick up this rather interesting old board. It's from the Honeywell VIP 5921 terminal. I haven't been able to find out too much about it,…

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Is Arduino nano compatible with TMK firmware?

PlacaFromHell
I got two Arduino nano boards FOR FREE and I would like to know if they can be used for my keyboard projects. Do someone knows if it's possible to use an Arduino nano instead of a Teensy 2.0 ++ for…

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HOW TO CLEAN THE IBM PC KEYBOARD – By David R. Bivens, Richmond, Va.

troglotype
A rather accurate (and entertaining) piece on how to take apart (and put back together) an IBM XT Model F keyboard. Originally posted to a Bulletin Board and now archived on textfiles.com …

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3D-Printable Alps click leaf re-bending tool.

abrahamstechnology
Hello, I think a very good idea would be some sort of 3D printed press tool to uniformly bend worn-out Alps leafsprings back to their original shape. I have lots of black Alps that I would like to…

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Man vs MicroSwitch: Converting a SD16234
Man vs MicroSwitch: Converting a SD16234

LessthanZero
openpicflipped.jpg The Space Cadet was something that was talked about in hushed voices in my high school computer group as if its name…

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HP 46010A converter and firmware

listofoptions
so it took me a bit of time after getting one of these boards to get it converted and working, but here is the link to my GitHub with a branch of QMK as the base of the firmware. so if you have one of…

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Magnavox VideoWriter keyboard (cleanup and conversion)
Magnavox VideoWriter keyboard (cleanup and conversion)

snacksthecat
A few weeks back I bought this Magnavox VideoWriter keyboard from a dude on reddit. I was originally attracted to the coveted SKCM brown Alps…

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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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1984 IBM 3178 Model C2 USB conversion with solenoid
1984 IBM 3178 Model C2 USB conversion with solenoid

Sangdrax
Only ever seen a handful of these converted, so thought I would share this one and give the old Model C some love. So this is probably the most…

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DEC VT100, Teensy USB
DEC VT100, Teensy USB

OldIsNew
I've always thought these were kind of cool looking boards so when I came across one on the cheap I picked it up. DEC_VT100_Front2_small.jpg …

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Data general protocol

juryduty
Hi gang, does anyone know of or have any kind of protocol data for Data General keyboard<-->terminal connection? I've got a leaf spring 3rd gen board with a db-9 connector and it's using 6…

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How to use a Pro Micro as a cheap controller/converter
How to use a Pro Micro as a cheap controller/converter

scottc
In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make a cheap controller or converter using a Pro Micro. This tutorial will specifically talk…

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IBM 3278 Beam Spring restoration
IBM 3278 Beam Spring restoration

darkcruix
We had several Workshops already on how to restore beam spring keyboards and I learned a ton to get my keyboard to the point it feels like a fresh…

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[IC] Qi wireless charging?

DMA
Looks like $8 controller (BGA only, so MOQ applies because PCBA required) + $4 coil gets you wireless charging. Question is - will there be any interest in that?

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[HELP] Teensy++ 2.0 for a 6 Button Foot pedal - wiring and FW?
[HELP] Teensy++ 2.0 for a 6 Button Foot pedal - wiring and FW?

CeeSA
I would like to use a Teensy++ 2.0 for using this foot pedal: https://i.imgur.com/iJIQR9… …

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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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How much runtime is enough for BT keyboard?

DMA
I soldered the prototype BLE controller - https://www.instagram.com/p/BnetblTAO4… There are some lessons from that - main one is "never use 0.05" pin pitch". It consumes 22mA…

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[Help] Having trouble with 1 row with Soarer's Controller (Televideo)
[Help] Having trouble with 1 row with Soarer's Controller (Televideo)

snacksthecat
Hi Guys, I'm trying to convert my Televideo board to USB using Soarer's controller. I originally wanted to convert the board at a protocol level but…

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Model F XT Restoration
Model F XT Restoration

njm
Hey guys, I'm working on restoring my first model F XT, and having a lot of fun doing it. I've cleaned the case, keycaps, barrels and flippers, and…

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