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Offline IonutZ

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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #150 on: Tue, 14 April 2015, 21:32:10 »
Scratch that, don't buy the 3000mah 3010080, it really doesn't fit. Going with 2 smaller 1600mahs and will update.

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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #151 on: Wed, 15 April 2015, 02:15:24 »
Thanks for the info.

I never use foot so I'd remove left foot part and do case mod if I need larger battery.

But I don't go out recently :) BT is rarely used :(

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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #152 on: Wed, 15 April 2015, 19:08:23 »
Hahah I ghetto rigged mine:
http://imgur.com/ZcRVWwN,uLN1rnO

I use BT all the time man! I love it. Can you put me on the list for another one please?

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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #153 on: Wed, 15 April 2015, 19:16:11 »
hehe, I love this kindof hack!

Currently no long lead time is needed, probably a few days or within a week. PM me.

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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #154 on: Wed, 15 April 2015, 19:26:17 »
Thanks for your feedbacks. Nice to hear from users of my controller!

byker, it looks no problem with the adapter, which is 3.0 and should have backward compatibility to 2.1 that keyboard uses.
Can you connect to other PC or devices like phone? And BT LED is blinked(once per sec) while trying?

EDIT: oops


Yup, bt led blinks once per second.

hmm, I think it should be found on Windows. I can't come up with any answer :(

What if you remove and reinstall BT stack or driver?

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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #155 on: Thu, 16 April 2015, 00:28:57 »
if i replace the controller with the bluetooth one, can i still use it with usb ?

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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #156 on: Thu, 16 April 2015, 00:52:36 »
Yes, BT controller works with USB when Bluetooth is switched off.

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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #157 on: Thu, 16 April 2015, 01:07:51 »
Hahah I ghetto rigged mine:
http://imgur.com/ZcRVWwN,uLN1rnO

I use BT all the time man! I love it. Can you put me on the list for another one please?
That's hilarious!

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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #158 on: Fri, 17 April 2015, 06:57:26 »
I'm going in today, wish me luck :-[
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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #159 on: Fri, 17 April 2015, 09:29:11 »
Success!  (and no issue with the FN layer) :thumb:

Did you guys cover the holes with anything?
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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #160 on: Mon, 20 April 2015, 10:31:16 »
Using mine with the bluetooth and the sparkfun 1000mAh battery linked by hasu. Working great. Had to turn off and back on the keyboard once at the start when I couldn't get it to pair with linux mint. The second time I attempted to pair, it worked right away. Haven't played with function layers etc yet. Working great so far!

Thanks again, hasu.

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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #161 on: Mon, 20 April 2015, 15:33:06 »
Finally had a chance to put my BT board in and get it programmed, flashed, and paired - works like a charm. Programmable + BT = perfection. Now I just need to build some kind of riser to fit between the top plate and the base for some extra battery space...  :thumb:
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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #162 on: Mon, 20 April 2015, 16:52:44 »
Hahah I ghetto rigged mine:
http://imgur.com/ZcRVWwN,uLN1rnO

I use BT all the time man! I love it. Can you put me on the list for another one please?

Holy crap hahaha.

I am using this battery:
http://chicagodist.com/products/lithium-ion-polymer-battery-3-7v-1200mah

Shipping was only $3 to Cali so it was much cheaper than the Sparkfun (which was also sold out at the time)
I haven't timed it as I switch between bt and usb for different computers but it is working perfectly for me so far.

They also sell a 2500mah battery that I wanted to try out but it was sold out at the time.

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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #163 on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 17:34:11 »
Hi all I am going to be getting my hands on a couple of the HAUS alt controllers in a few days and have been reading the documentation. I have found some of it confusing to find the best method for flashing the controller with a custom layout using a linux system. I have tried to write a step by step that I hope to improve on in the future and it has some big holes in it. Could you please help me fill in these holes so that I am ready to go when my controllers arrive? This is as far as I have got

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HAUS alt controller Step by Step linux (opensuse) for HHKB pro 2

1. Download DFU-programmer.

https://dfu-programmer.github.io/

2. Extract it into a directory. I picked with

# tar -xzf dfu-programmer-<version>.tar.gz

# /home/thomas/bin/

3. Install needed extra software. I had to install libusb-1_0-0 and lisbusb-devel. I did this using software management
in yast.

4. cd into dfu-programmer folder.

# cd dfu-programmer

# sudo ./configure

# sudo make

# sudo make install

4. Move back to /home/thomas/bin directory (your equvilant of)

# mv /home/thomas/bin

5. Git clone the software. Make sure git is installed.

# sudo git clone https://github.com/tmk/tmk_keyboard

6. Make you custom layout using keymap editor.

http://www.tmk-kbd.com/tmk_keyboard/editor/hhkb/index.html

and download the hex file

7. ......

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As you can see I still haven't worked out the next step correctly get the hex onto the board.

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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #164 on: Wed, 22 April 2015, 07:25:56 »
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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #165 on: Wed, 22 April 2015, 13:45:27 »
http://roastpotatoes.github.io/2015/04/08/hasus-alternative-controller/

This helped me quite a bit.

Thank you for the reply. This is quite helpful. I have found a few more solutions today for the Linux install that I will post after testing.

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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #166 on: Wed, 22 April 2015, 14:16:55 »
After trying the install on Linux and Windows, I can say that the Windows install worked better for me.
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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #167 on: Sun, 26 April 2015, 23:56:30 »
Hahah I ghetto rigged mine:
http://imgur.com/ZcRVWwN,uLN1rnO

I use BT all the time man! I love it. Can you put me on the list for another one please?

Holy crap hahaha.

I am using this battery:
http://chicagodist.com/products/lithium-ion-polymer-battery-3-7v-1200mah

Shipping was only $3 to Cali so it was much cheaper than the Sparkfun (which was also sold out at the time)
I haven't timed it as I switch between bt and usb for different computers but it is working perfectly for me so far.

They also sell a 2500mah battery that I wanted to try out but it was sold out at the time.


Does the 1200 mAh battery fit well inside the case? Their website doesn't list its dimensions.

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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #168 on: Mon, 27 April 2015, 00:35:32 »
Hahah I ghetto rigged mine:
http://imgur.com/ZcRVWwN,uLN1rnO

I use BT all the time man! I love it. Can you put me on the list for another one please?

Holy crap hahaha.

I am using this battery:
http://chicagodist.com/products/lithium-ion-polymer-battery-3-7v-1200mah

Shipping was only $3 to Cali so it was much cheaper than the Sparkfun (which was also sold out at the time)
I haven't timed it as I switch between bt and usb for different computers but it is working perfectly for me so far.

They also sell a 2500mah battery that I wanted to try out but it was sold out at the time.


Does the 1200 mAh battery fit well inside the case? Their website doesn't list its dimensions.

Yeah it fits with no problems. There's plenty of room for it.

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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #169 on: Mon, 27 April 2015, 12:22:55 »
Got my two alt controllers through the post today. They are amazing. Easy to install and using the online and dfu-programmer(once installed correctly) it was very easy to program and flash. Using it right now!

Many thanks I love these controllers. They have made my hhkb's even better than they were before.

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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #170 on: Tue, 28 April 2015, 21:48:39 »
Hasu, I sent you a pm with an order. Forgot to add I am in the United States.

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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #171 on: Thu, 30 April 2015, 14:35:54 »
Got my 1200mAh battery from Chicago Electronic Distributors today! If anyone's curious, it's about 64mm x 35mm x 5mm. Seems too large for the area measured by hasu in this post, but deci claims that it fits just fine.

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Re: [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #172 on: Thu, 30 April 2015, 15:22:00 »
Got my 1200mAh battery from Chicago Electronic Distributors today! If anyone's curious, it's about 64mm x 35mm x 5mm. Seems too large for the area measured by hasu in this post, but deci claims that it fits just fine.

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If the 2500 ever comes back into stock i might pick one up to see if there's a way i can get that to fit as well.
Although personally i haven't run out of battery yet so i don't really need it. I just leave it plugged in at night...

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Re: [CLOSED] [GB] Alt Controller Board for HHKB
« Reply #173 on: Fri, 01 May 2015, 03:59:55 »
Now this GB is closed and you can buy this from my new artisan service thread.
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=71517.0