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Wyse ASCII Restoration and Conversion (Project N clone)
Wyse ASCII Restoration and Conversion (Project N clone)

ScottPaladin
I snagged a relatively inexpensive Wyse board the other day. It was so dirty that I didn't even think to snap a photo of it before dumping the caps…

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Razer BlackWidow Chroma (original) heavy modifications
Razer BlackWidow Chroma (original) heavy modifications

MinutesPerBeat
So I recently got myself a new Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2. Prior to this I had my Razer BlackWidow Chroma, the original one. I have had it for about 4…

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Costar 1101P - "Ze retröbrite! It doez nothing!"
Costar 1101P - "Ze retröbrite! It doez nothing!"

snacksthecat
Well here I am again filling up the workshop board with more half finished projects. https://i.imgur.com/UkXc8z… This time I'm…

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Help fixing a non-working key

SwissArmyTin
Today I was finally putting the final touches to my first project board, got the new switches swapped in, new keycaps on, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand one of the keys doesn't work. I've tried swapping the…

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Creaking topre switch - how to fix?
Creaking topre switch - how to fix?

decayl
Hey guys, I decided to do a full cleaning of my realforce 91u keyboard so I took everything apart and i washed the metal backplate with the switches…

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Olympia People (Fujitsu Leafspring Gen1) USB Conversion
Olympia People (Fujitsu Leafspring Gen1) USB Conversion

Noobmaen
Got this Olympia People Computer Keyboard on ebay.de recently. I have wanted to try Fujtsu leafspring for a while to see whether they'd live up to the…

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Reapairing a broken Cooler Master Rapid-I (help needed)
Reapairing a broken Cooler Master Rapid-I (help needed)

Myoth
So I bought this keyboard recently, I knew it was broken but since I am in vacation, I don't have a lot to do and I thought this would be a fun…

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Raymond’s IBM Model F 107-key restoration
Raymond’s IBM Model F 107-key restoration

raymondse
I was able to get three F107s some time ago through absolutely pure chance and this is a thread on how I’m going to restore it. Since there seems to…

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Stupid question about Keyboard Firmware Builder

PlacaFromHell
Hello. I'm experimenting at https://kbfirmware.com/ to replace my Wyse's controlller. The only problem is that I can't find how to set a full layout (ANSI) :lol:, only find tiny horrible…

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Whitefox 3d
Whitefox 3d

matt3o
More details later and I'll also post a full hand-wiring tutorial but anyway... This is a whitefox you can print @ home…

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Kaypro 4 Keyboard, another Teensy
Kaypro 4 Keyboard, another Teensy

OldIsNew
I'm liking the Teensy and the multimeter. This is a Kaypro 4 keyboard I picked up. orig.jpg The switches appear to be most likely SMK J-M0404…

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[help] Xwhatsit for 5251 going haywire unexpectedly

raycewest
Had one for my first 5251 that worked for months. Acquired another 5251 to restore, tested it with the same Xwhatsit controller with the same configuration (~131 voltage threshold, solenoid on) and…

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IBM DisplayWriter Restoration (finished !)
IBM DisplayWriter Restoration (finished !)

Myoth
Good morning Deskthority ! I finally got my hands on one of those beamspring .. for a really nice price ! ( and the day before my birthday !!! ) I'm…

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Wyse ASCII, Teensy&TMK
Wyse ASCII, Teensy&TMK

ag36
Sorry for the double post, I've reported it for deletion. As this keyboard I have didn't work with Soarer's WYSE Converter for unknown reason, no id…

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The SOLBUS keyboard cluster.
The SOLBUS keyboard cluster.

depletedvespene
Sometimes, you can tell what the result of an experiment is going to be, but you do it anyway. I kept seeing people singing praises to ortholinear…

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Cybernetix XL-87 Maxi-switch vintage linear
Cybernetix XL-87 Maxi-switch vintage linear

Sangdrax
I got this board a little while back and finished restoring and converting it. The Maxi-Switch vintage linears when cleaned and lubed are super…

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Building a keyboard from scratch
Building a keyboard from scratch

geekabit
Hi guys, For some years I have been reading this forum. It inspired me to eventually design and build my own keyboard. I have tried to do a…

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Prototyping the next thing
Prototyping the next thing

matt3o
http://i.imgur.com/M9ymwx8… I'm still actually finalizing the WhiteFox but I believe it's time to show you my plans…

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Designing a custom Topre board
Designing a custom Topre board

attheicearcade
Edit: picture for thumbnail http://i.imgur.com/6JIEvif… Original post: Before I start this post, let me say I am not…

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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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Promethium51 Keyboard Build Log
Promethium51 Keyboard Build Log

priyadi
Hi fellow Deskthorian! Let me share my build log of my keyboard, dubbed Promethium51. Project page: https://promethium.keyboard… …

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Alps64 Mini
Alps64 Mini

snacksthecat
I started this project a long time back but set it on the back burner while I was working on other stuff. Recently someone from reddit reached out…

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Some questions about Xwhatsit controller

PlacaFromHell
Hi guys. Finally I got my Xwhatsit, is even simplest to use than a Soarer. This thing works amazing but I need to clarify some points. My 3101 has greek legends and "normal" sideprints, I…

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bleeching keycaps?

BimboBB
does anybody has experience with bleeching keycaps? i have a set of of cherry doubleshots (white on black) with quite yellowished legends. Is there any chance to get the legends white again (possibly…

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Wodan builds cool TX75 keyboard with 9009 PBT keycaps!

green-squid
ygq3XDGLGuE Great build! I like your videos

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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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Alternative capsense patterns testing
Alternative capsense patterns testing

DMA
Thanks wcass for creating those test PCBs! I finally found time to test those experimental PCBs wcass made eons ago. This is a test stand (the green…

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(Yet another) custom keyboard build.
(Yet another) custom keyboard build.

perfect_incoherence
Introduction Hey all, long time lurker, first time poster here. I figured it was time for me to finally start taking this little keyboard project a…

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Alps64 from French Canadian ISO AEKii
Alps64 from French Canadian ISO AEKii

TicTocTom
Hi Everyone, I'm trying to put together an AEK64 using Hasu's pcb and AEK (US layout) plate. I've harvested cream dampened switches and keycaps from…

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Split HHKB - Realforce/TypeHeaven mod
Split HHKB - Realforce/TypeHeaven mod

attheicearcade
Edit: (previous title) Another custom split hand Topre board - need your input! I've been thinking about a similar project to my ongoing one, that is…

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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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Commodoer 64 Mechanical Keyboard Direct Replacement.

iceberg
Project Description: This is a direct drop in replacement for Mitsumi keyboard found in Commodore 64 'breabin' style computers. Using Cherry MX (or similar) style panel mount keys and…

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Zenith ZKB-2R ... "clean me up, Scotty!"
Zenith ZKB-2R ... "clean me up, Scotty!"

snacksthecat
I bought this ZKB-2R a while back because it seemed like such a quality board. It's got some great heft to it since it has a metal switch plate,…

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Reproduction logo badges for Model M 122
Reproduction logo badges for Model M 122

Quartz64
I have bought 1986 IBM Model M 122. It was in good condition, but was missing a square IBM logo badge. I asked my collegue (his friend owns the…

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(Model MF) Remodeling the Model M
(Model MF) Remodeling the Model M

lot_lizard
The GOAL... Produce a full DROP-IN REPLACEMENT for the model M by retooling all the inner workings into a completely replicated F…

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