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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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[Photos & video] Zenith ZTX-11-Z

zrrion
nyXNjPUMbAs EDIT: I have successfully programmed this and am using it as a daily driver for the time being. It is a great board and I like it very much. …

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IBM model M's non-working keys diagnostics
IBM model M's non-working keys diagnostics

okrutnik
So recently I buried among my lengthy ramblings and impressions ( :P ) a problem and a question: Since then I made some research and tests on my…

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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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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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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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Replacing the Controller in my logitech g610
Replacing the Controller in my logitech g610

NaTaKa
Hi y'all , I was wondering how hard it could be to replace / reprogram the Controller in my Logitech G610, it is a soldered Arm chip, Im not afraid of…

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Reversible internal hasu's converter for pingmaster
Reversible internal hasu's converter for pingmaster

swampangel
When making a converter for my IBM 6113442, I found that a floppy disk power connector (http://a.co/d/hdBjkiX) fits nicely on the internal header. …

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Xwhatsit/CS-Compatible IBM 3277 PCB
Xwhatsit/CS-Compatible IBM 3277 PCB

emdude
Success!! The 78-key PCBs work: https://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/xw… Update: The standard 66-key PCB works! Thanks again to…

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Model M - Membranes stuck together?
Model M - Membranes stuck together?

njm
I opened up a Model M (1390120) last night in preparation for a bolt mod, and found that the membranes are quite firmly stuck to each other and to the…

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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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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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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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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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[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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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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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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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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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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Does anyone know how to fix an alps switch actuation?

SpacemanToby
I have some old orange alps that I'm trying to use, and there are a couple that didn't seem to be working. I took one apart and used a multimeter to see if there's any contact happening, and I can…

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Mediacenter/HTPC keyboard anyone?
Mediacenter/HTPC keyboard anyone?

matt3o
I am toying with the idea of designing a wireless mechanical htpc keyboard. Of course the layout would be compact (65-75%), with the…

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Help me finish my Zenith handwiring project :)
Help me finish my Zenith handwiring project :)

green-squid
Hello guys! A few months ago, I started working on this handwiring project on my Zenith ZKB 7. I followed both Matt3o's and some geekhack guy's…

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Leading Edge DC-2214 / DC-3014 scrap parts project
Leading Edge DC-2214 / DC-3014 scrap parts project

snacksthecat
Hi Guys, I'm starting a new project with some spare pieces I got from some board members. ⋅ The case is from a DC-2214 and the PCB is…

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