Converting an IBM Pingmaster

Wire data and clock to a 1k each to VCC. Don't just share them on one resistor lol. Tested it without a pullup and I don't think it worked much at all. I ended up finding that my pro micro was actually broken so eh

Use pullups because the cable is really long
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I hope this is the case with my Pro Micro as well. I double-checked everything, including pull-ups, but no life from the board. I ordered a couple of new pro micros, so we'll see.
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just_add_coffee wrote:Image

You are all more than welcome to call me an idiot for this (after the weekend I had, it'll barely register), but I need to ask:

HOW are the transparent top key caps separated from the bottom keycaps? I tried to do it this weekend on my Pingmaster, so I could put small squares of paper with legends, like it was done in the quoted picture, but could not do it (and it's not like I can't separate the keycaps from the key stems on my Model M keyboards). I had to stop trying, as I became afraid of damaging either part of the few keycaps I had intended to fill out.

It SHOULD be easy to do it, but I can't figure out how?!
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depletedvespene wrote:HOW are the transparent top key caps separated from the bottom keycaps?

You are definitely not an idiot. Or we both are. :lol:

If you got one of the NIB boards, there should've been a weird-looking metal keycap puller in there. With the caps still on the stems, slide the puller so that the notches are under the left and right sides of the cap. Then jiggle left and right while pulling up. Definitely seems to be a technique to it!

I've got a couple of extra of those pullers. Let me know if you need one. Or you might be able to make something. The key is that the left and right sides of the cap need to be pulled outward from the center while lifting up.
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Hi, someone did use the standard Soarer HEX?, because i already have one converter i made for my model f xt and personally i will buy one pingmaster if the only thing i need to do is a db9 to dim5 adapter, and i dont want to buy another thimsy just for the pingmaster. (sorry for my English)
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It won't work with Soarer's (either converter or controller). It works with hasu's 4704 converter.
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What he said^
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alh84001 wrote:It won't work with Soarer's (either converter or controller). It works with hasu's 4704 converter.

Thanks, i will think on buy one either way, i really am tempted
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alh84001 wrote:It won't work with Soarer's (either converter or controller). It works with hasu's 4704 converter.

Thanks, i will think on buy one either way, i really am tempted

It is cheapest directly from his online store, I think.
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elecplus wrote:
arturor1990 wrote:
alh84001 wrote:It won't work with Soarer's (either converter or controller). It works with hasu's 4704 converter.

Thanks, i will think on buy one either way, i really am tempted

It is cheapest directly from his online store, I think.

Even though it is cheaper to build it yourself I recommend giving hasu a thumbs up for his hard work by buying it :)

Love his converter series. Still waiting on NKRO 6113442 though lol
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Wingklip wrote:Even though it is cheaper to build it yourself I recommend giving hasu a thumbs up for his hard work by buying it :)

Love his converter series. Still waiting on NKRO 6113442 though lol


wait there is a pre built controller for the pingmaster i can just buy !!! Linky Linky
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You... seriously don't know about hasu's TMK adapter?
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yes , but i did not know there was one for the DB 9 connector .
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