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Repairing a Unicomp Spacesaver-M

stratokaster
Hello. I have a relatively old Unicomp Spacesaver-M keyboard (made in 2011), which developed a fault about 3 years ago: several keys (`,q,a, z and left Command) stopped working, presumably due to…

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Would this make a cool project? (TKL Dell AT-101W)
Would this make a cool project? (TKL Dell AT-101W)

snacksthecat
Hi Guys, I've been mulling this over for a while now. I still have some spare parts that I've not offloaded yet, including the chassis for a Dell…

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IBM Model F XT space bar issue

ghostdawg187
Hi wonderful people of deskthority! I have finally received my converter from tinkerboy yesterday. I was ready to try out the Model F and to my surprise all keys have registered and were fully…

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PlacaFromHell's Space Invaders 3101 keyboard.
PlacaFromHell's Space Invaders 3101 keyboard.

PlacaFromHell
Well, hi dudes :D I'm building a custom 3101-like keyboard using clicky Space Invaders from a 122 battleship. This is one of my biggest keyboard…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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[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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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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Bit shifting to pin output

BrutalOnionMayhem
I'm making an RC Panzer VII Maus as a project for my school. My idea was make an arcadestick to control it, but I have to expend a lot of money in a lot of things, so I'll go for the cheap and "…

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[solved] keys jittering...
[solved] keys jittering...

Eszett
Hi makers! On my recent build I have some keys "jittering", to be more specific only those keys in row6 and row7. I replaced all diodes in…

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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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We should make a full-size keyboard kit.

abrahamstechnology
At a time when a full-size Chinese "gaming" mechanical keyboard can be shipped to your door, for under $40, I don't see why we can't have a barebones full-size keyboard kit for at…

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Homemade Mod&Lube Station for MX & Alps switches
Homemade Mod&Lube Station for MX & Alps switches

Wodan
I saw something like this on sale over at GH but neither wanted to pay the price nor the shipping nor the import tax and didn't want to wait! So I…

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ibm model f xt pcb

gianni
Hello, are there any projects for a working model f xt pcb? I'm going to use it on xt and bigfoot keyboards. I think that a new pcb plus an xwhatsit controller would be a nice combo. Thanks for any…

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Soarer desparately needed!

Arakula
Does anybody know where he is and/or can point him here? I'm in a rather big dilemma at the moment and would need a word with him ... because, you see, I've reverse-engineered his…

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ADDS ASCII Restoration
ADDS ASCII Restoration

TheInverseKey
I got this board about a month ago and I noticed that this can be converted to AT and easily with some help from a reddit user u/sexzual_hotdog. He…

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