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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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Qume QVT-??? keyboard
Qume QVT-??? keyboard

snacksthecat
Well it's approaching 3AM here and I'm at the end of my Conversion Immersion . I've done a whole lot of futzing & soldering and now I'm left…

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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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Help debugging why random keys won't work on an old pcb
Help debugging why random keys won't work on an old pcb

SpacemanToby
Hey guys. Does anyone have some tips or links to reading on how to debug old pcbs? I got a video writer the other day, and I wanted to replace the…

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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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Photogrammetry, 3D modeling, and design (building a custom case)

snacksthecat
I was talking to green-squid about the possibilities of building a keyboard from the guts of an IBM Wheelwriter. It would be ideal if someone had already designed a case that could be 3d printed or…

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maintenance for cherry switches ?

nnc-tlb
my keyboard with stock cherry mx browns, a few switches got scratchy or a bit stuck. - the keyboard was 11-12 month my daily driver (2-4 hours of daily usage, <-- pretty much nothing I would say)…

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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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1983 General Radio / GenRad LM2 (vintage tall keytronic)
1983 General Radio / GenRad LM2 (vintage tall keytronic)

Sangdrax
So this particular project has been a bit of an Odyssey, from mapping out its screwed up matrix to fixing retrobright gone all sorts of wrong. To…

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NEC PC-8801 (Davey's first blue alps experience)
NEC PC-8801 (Davey's first blue alps experience)

snacksthecat
Edit: See this post for converter details: https://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/ne… Original post: I insta-snatched this board when…

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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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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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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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[IC] BLE capsense controller (Topre & *springs)

DMA
So I finished a draft PCB for CommonSense BLE. This one it doesn't come in proto kit form you can buy elsewhere, because I want a decent battery life. And a "decent battery life" (read…

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My Guide for Restoring IBM 5251
My Guide for Restoring IBM 5251

clickboyclick
My Guide for Restoring IBM 5251 https://i.imgur.com/dmc4Wg… Preface: First off BIG thanks to everyone that helped me…

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Pictures of my PC cabinet 3d model based on IBM terminals.
Pictures of my PC cabinet 3d model based on IBM terminals.

PlacaFromHell
Nothing much to say, this will be fucking humongous. IBM logo looks a bit weird because of the angle. https://media.discordapp.n……

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TopSense - better capsense, now for Topre.
TopSense - better capsense, now for Topre.

DMA
I'm typing this on a "dharma tactical keyboard", converted to commonsense. NOT using TP1684 chip. Just the CY8CKIT-059 connected directly to…

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FSSK v1.00 - Installation & Users Manual
FSSK v1.00 - Installation & Users Manual

idollar
I will post here the installation and users manual for the FSSK v1.00 DSCF6521_01.jpg Attached you can find the source files: FSSK…

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ESD'd PCBs, what to do ?

Myoth
I wanted to use one of my 60%, but I was surprised to learn that nothing happened when I plugged it in, so I tested the other, which has been fucky for a while (and which was in the case originally),…

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Laser SMK MX Mount Woes
Laser SMK MX Mount Woes

Mattr567
So got this with another pickup and am rather bewildered by it. Absolutely nothing, no life at all. I've tried straight PS/2 on multiple computers and…

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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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Retrobright 2.0 - No more UV light!
Retrobright 2.0 - No more UV light!

Wodan
Inspired by a video by the 8bitGuy where he is trying different approaches to "retrobrightening", I have picked up on the temperature…

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Z-150 Build Log
Z-150 Build Log

kokokoy
First off this is my first thread in DT so hoping it goes well. :D Got my hands on a Zenith Z-150 AT a month back. Been eye-ing on one for quite a…

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Alps TKL with SKCM Browns [Endgame Candidate]
Alps TKL with SKCM Browns [Endgame Candidate]

Scarpia
For a few years now, I have been contemplating how to combine: ⋅  My love for Alps SKCM Browns ⋅  A usable, compact layout…

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I wrote a complement to “A modern hand wiring guide”

Janzon
Me and some friends over at the Swedish mechanical keyboard discord server ( http://mekaniskatangentbord.se/ ) recently did our first hand wired keyboards using this awesome guide:…

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Restoration of my Model F107 with xwhatsit and ANSI mod
Restoration of my Model F107 with xwhatsit and ANSI mod

darkcruix
I received the engineering masterpiece of all keyboards a week ago from fanpeople over at gh. Nearly 5 kilos of pure pleasure. It was in a…

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TeleVideo Model TS-802
TeleVideo Model TS-802

snacksthecat
Hi Guys, Got this new mysterious terminal keyboard. The style of it caught my eye and I thought it would make a fun project to see if I can get it to…

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Restoring&Converting the IBM 4978 Beamship
Restoring&Converting the IBM 4978 Beamship

Noobmaen
I recently purchased a working IBM Series/1 system with a 4978 Display Terminal. Due to greater familiarity, the first thing I want to do is to…

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Sony NEWS keyboard converter
Sony NEWS keyboard converter

hasu
SONY NEWS is a BSD workstation with 68K/MIPS from late 1980s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_NEWS NEWS keyboards is Topre capacitive. Pics of my…

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Xerox Docutech Keyboard - cleanup and (hopefully) conversion
Xerox Docutech Keyboard - cleanup and (hopefully) conversion

snacksthecat
Hi Guys, This thread is going to be a log of work I'm doing to clean up this Xerox Docutech keyboard and hopefully -- if I'm able to do it --…

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IBM model F XT: tab removal and boltmod experiment
IBM model F XT: tab removal and boltmod experiment

PlacaFromHell
Hello. I think it was hour to contribute a little bit after all the help I gor from this place. Well, here is my little boy boltmoded and (mostly)…

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IBM Model F XT acting strange
IBM Model F XT acting strange

snacksthecat
I restored this XT a while back. Had a lot of fun doing it too. Unfortunately, at no point in the process did I think to test it so I'm not sure if…

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Leopold LC660C internal Bluetooth mod
Leopold LC660C internal Bluetooth mod

FletchINKy
I added a Handheld Scientific BT-100 module to my Leopold LC660C and it fits and works! I also put up a video on the exploration of whether or not…

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G80-11900 PCB?

abrahamstechnology
Hello, I attempted to swap the switches in a Cherry G80-11900 keyboard, from MX Black to a Blue clone, as the person who wanted it liked the feel of the blues better, but the project has been ruined…

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