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Offline hasu

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Happy Buckling Keyboard
« on: Mon, 02 April 2012, 14:54:54 »
This is an IBM Model M keyboard mod as you can see.

Other Photos: http://imgur.com/a/JG0DU

[H=3]Membrane switch patching[/H]
Traces patched with copper tape and drew out via lead wires.




copper tape.



[H=3]Nut Bolt Mod[/H]
Of course this mod was needed to access its membrane sheet.
Just used M2 tapping screws and washers without nuts due to my laziness.





[H=3]Case Mod[/H]
Model M covers are probably PBT not ABS. I used CEMEDINE EP001 elastic adhesive to glue together PBT parts. The adhesive becomes very soft bead like rubber after cure time, so not suit for putty and carving.
Looks like more general Cyanoacrylate adhesive also works well with PBT case and you can use baking soda with this glue to putty and fill gap. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanoacrylate#Uses

Top and bottom cover.




USB receptacle and program switch.


Adhesive bead after cure.


Wrong cut made more seams :(




Not finished completely yet... But I don't care about keyboard cosmetic so much.


[H=3]Controller[/H]
Controller board consists of ATmega32U4 and only some other a few components. Its firmware shares most part of codes with my other keyboard converter or mod so it has features like multi-layer keymapping, media/system control key and mousekey.


Using this wiring method 0.8mm pitch TQFP44 package was wired with 0.3mm UEW on strip board. This was my first try and took very long time and resulted in ugly soldering.




Filed package mold a little because a pin was broken away.




[H=3]Other People's mod[/H]
[H=4]talis's:[/H]
http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?6635-how-to-lighten-BS-springs&p=106737&viewfull=1#post106737
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[H=4]o2dazone's:[/H]
http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?27121-They-call-me-the-chopper&highlight=chopper
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[H=4]mcpherrinm's:[/H]
http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?28872-Model-Happy-M-Hacking
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[H=3]Ideal Buckling Spring keyboard[/H]
This unknown buckling spring keyboard looks ideal to me.
http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?10347-Model-M-mini-micro-Whuuuuaaah&p=195628&viewfull=1#post195628
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« Reply #1 on: Mon, 02 April 2012, 18:18:45 »
Very nice, I definitely did a double take. Are you going to paint the case?

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« Reply #2 on: Mon, 02 April 2012, 18:29:19 »
NOICE!!

is that a custom membrane?

NEEDS MOAR TEXT

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« Reply #3 on: Tue, 03 April 2012, 11:55:15 »
Thanks.
Added pics and some text in article page.

Painting will be needed to remove seams nicely but I don't care them so much and like original color. So I'm not sure I want to paint.

I cut and pasted membrane sheets and patched some trace lines with copper tape.
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« Reply #4 on: Tue, 03 April 2012, 13:11:43 »
Well if you do take the paint route, that Industrial gray would be sweet.

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« Reply #5 on: Tue, 03 April 2012, 13:17:38 »
personally, i'd get it stripped and painted matte black.

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Re: Happy Buckling Keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 08 February 2013, 14:13:11 »
AHA! I'VE FOUND YOU AGAIN! ... and roll of 3m 18111 1/2" ordered off ebay ;)

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Re: Happy Buckling Keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 08 February 2013, 16:01:59 »
Amazing.
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Re: Happy Buckling Keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 10 February 2013, 15:16:03 »
Wow, looks great!

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Re: Happy Buckling Keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 16 October 2013, 23:09:58 »
I rediscovered pic of the Grail accidentally today. I post this for backup purpose.

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Re: Happy Buckling Keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 16 October 2013, 23:15:06 »
I rediscovered pic of the Grail accidentally today. I post this for backup purpose.

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There it is! Best SSK-Mini mod on world.
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Re: Happy Buckling Keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 16 October 2013, 23:34:12 »
I rediscovered pic of the Grail accidentally today. I post this for backup purpose.

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There it is! Best SSK-Mini mod on world.

+1

I had to look twice to see what it really was!
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Re: Happy Buckling Keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 16 October 2013, 23:50:37 »
I rediscovered pic of the Grail accidentally today. I post this for backup purpose.

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There it is! Best SSK-Mini mod on world.

Precious little information about this exists, but as far as I know it is not a mod but an actual thing that was produced at some point. Just like these:



The one hasu linked, as I'm aware, is even more unobtainium than the above.

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Re: Happy Buckling Keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 17 October 2013, 03:36:35 »
I rediscovered pic of the Grail accidentally today. I post this for backup purpose.

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So beautiful... Too bad it's a unicorn
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Re: Happy Buckling Keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 17 October 2013, 05:03:52 »
I rediscovered pic of the Grail accidentally today. I post this for backup purpose.

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There it is! Best SSK-Mini mod on world.

Precious little information about this exists, but as far as I know it is not a mod but an actual thing that was produced at some point. Just like these:

Show Image


The one hasu linked, as I'm aware, is even more unobtainium than the above.

I currently can't get this thing out of my head... :)

I wonder, if it is not a mod, what are those little silver things on the plastic barrel that one could see where the ctrl caps are removed? For me it looks like a little screw from a boltmod...
Or was it originally designed with another layout and was later modified to have an ansi layout?
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Re: Happy Buckling Keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 17 October 2013, 11:32:45 »
sorry for the caps, I'm a gonna shout this out

HEY DORKVADER ARE YOU SEEING THIS?

AWESOMEUS UNOBTANIUM!

YOU'VE GOT TO CRACK THE WHIP ON KISHY AND THE OTHER GOOD GUYS WORKING ON THE MODEL F REVIVAL. You know, transmute unobtanium into obtanium

I rediscovered pic of the Grail accidentally today. I post this for backup purpose.

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There it is! Best SSK-Mini mod on world.

Precious little information about this exists, but as far as I know it is not a mod but an actual thing that was produced at some point. Just like these:

Show Image


The one hasu linked, as I'm aware, is even more unobtainium than the above.
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Re: Happy Buckling Keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 21 October 2013, 10:11:06 »
I don't care what anyone says that is some very impressive soldering with the wires to that Atmeg32U4 chip.
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Re: Happy Buckling Keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 21 October 2013, 11:04:20 »
we need more informations about the grail! :D
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Re: Happy Buckling Keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 21 October 2013, 11:15:33 »
we need more informations about the grail! :D


it was a modification. I am 100% certain. I have my sources :)
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Re: Happy Buckling Keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 21 October 2013, 11:25:26 »
we need more informations about the grail! :D


it was a modification. I am 100% certain. I have my sources :)

tell me more...  ;D

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Re: Happy Buckling Keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 23 October 2013, 11:02:06 »
I wish I had the equipment, time, and SKILL to do a mod like this...

so so so so very impressed!

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Re: Happy Buckling Keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 23 October 2013, 22:30:19 »
I rediscovered pic of the Grail accidentally today. I post this for backup purpose.

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It has a windowed caps lock as well!