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aaaaa:
Hi! I知 new to specialised keyboards. Today I just bought my first mechanical keyboard: a second hand massdrop x olkb Preonic.

I知 interested adding turning this USB keyboard into a bluetooth-compatible one so that I can more easily use it with my iPad. Would the adapter kit work in my case? I致e head about the Handheld Scientific BT-500 keyboard adapter, but I知 curious what other options are availble.

Maledicted:

--- Quote from: aaaaa on Wed, 19 January 2022, 21:22:54 ---Hi! I知 new to specialised keyboards. Today I just bought my first mechanical keyboard: a second hand massdrop x olkb Preonic.

I知 interested adding turning this USB keyboard into a bluetooth-compatible one so that I can more easily use it with my iPad. Would the adapter kit work in my case? I致e head about the Handheld Scientific BT-500 keyboard adapter, but I知 curious what other options are availble.

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The BT-500 is probably your best option unless there's something specifically for the olkb Preonic. You can bust it out of the case and wire it internally with a battery, if all of that will fit. Probably not in your case.

Doing an internal mod like that is not trivial, as you can see in this post I made on a frankenboard I created.

Also, the place to ask about this would probably be a new thread in the Keyboards or Making Stuff Together categories.

AgressiveStreetLamp:
Hi there. I have a 1992 model M. I am interested in your wireless mod kit. Are you still selling them? Is shipping to the USA available?

I cannot seem to send a dm as a new member

chanceman42069:
Yes, I'm still making them. As a matter of fact I'm happy to announce that I will be taking new orders again about a week from now. =^)

CyCo:

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--- Quote from: nathanchere on Mon, 19 March 2018, 08:20:06 ---Why does this not have more (or any) love? This is one of the best model M projects ever IMO. I wish you had these before I sold my model M's .

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Thanks, I appreciate it. As to why it doesn't get more love, I don't know. Too expensive perhaps. It doesn't exactly qualify as a 'community' project I suppose. Then again, many Model M enthusiasts are quite capable of brewing their own, while others are older dudes who've been using that board since it came out and may not be appreciative of modifications of this nature.

On a sidenote, what do you mean by 'love'? More replies? It is kind of puzzling though: although this thread has been viewed more than 5000 times, I've only received like 3 enquiries regarding this project. Things are looking much better on DT, I gotta admit. :(

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What is DT?

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