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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #150 on: Thu, 21 November 2013, 07:57:00 »
That's awesome :)

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #151 on: Thu, 21 November 2013, 08:05:39 »
^^ That has to be the coolest DIY project I have seen in a really long time :eek:

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #152 on: Sat, 23 November 2013, 00:41:14 »
Thank you, thank you, thank you bpiphany! :thumb:
That was my first soldering experience and what a fun it was!  My first electronics experience even! 

Anyway, finally I have finished soldering my first Frosty Flake.  It was not perfect, I had to resolder few things a few times, but now all keys are go!
I still have one problem though and I have no idea where the bug could be.  All leds are always on.   :eek:

I have red leds, and I have used 510Ω resistors.  I've inspected original CM QFR and it also has 510Ω.  Again, all keys work; Caps Lock functions fine, the led just stays on regardless.  I read 3.3V on the led pins.  I've probed all resistors on the Flake and they show the right values.  Being a total electronics nub, I just don't know where to look further.  Any advice?

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #153 on: Sat, 23 November 2013, 06:43:36 »
5-3.3=1.7 which sounds like a reasonable drop across the LEDs. My guess is something on the firmware side, or you've managed to short them both out to GND on the board somewhere, the LEDs are active low.

I moved the re-flow videos in the DT thread to youtube, they are all up now http://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/toaster-smd-re-flow-oven-t6861.html

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #154 on: Mon, 25 November 2013, 16:50:12 »
Thanks! Yes with hacked firmware I can dim/light all 3 leds at will.  Seems like ubuntu 12.04 is having some issues with syncing statuses across multiple keyboards.

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #155 on: Thu, 28 November 2013, 03:47:35 »
Built a test unit for the new mini controller. Also made a spiffy light show =) Sorry about the poor lighting.
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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #156 on: Thu, 28 November 2013, 04:00:51 »
toaster made?

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #157 on: Thu, 28 November 2013, 12:28:11 »
toaster made?

Of course =D I had a part of my polyester sheet dedicated to this one-off solder job. There are advantages of really cheap plastic stencils as well.

Now this puppy just needs some design to sit in... I guess a circuit diagram may help a bit at least =)

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #158 on: Thu, 28 November 2013, 13:09:22 »
"The Blinky Test Unit" haha I like that

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #159 on: Thu, 28 November 2013, 13:28:56 »
Built a test unit for the new mini controller. Also made a spiffy light show =) Sorry about the poor lighting.
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This is great!   I love it!

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #160 on: Wed, 11 December 2013, 23:09:21 »
I've run into a problem connecting Frosty Flake-modded QFR via KVM switch.  This is with latest firmware from bpiphany. 

Keyboard itself initializes, leds are fine, I see a bunch of devices:

/dev/input/by-id/usb-Bathroom_Epiphanies__Costar_Keyboard_-_CM_Storm_Quick_Fire_Rapid-event-kbd
/dev/input/by-id/usb-Bathroom_Epiphanies__Costar_Keyboard_-_CM_Storm_Quick_Fire_Rapid-if02-event-mouse
/dev/input/by-id/usb-Bathroom_Epiphanies__Costar_Keyboard_-_CM_Storm_Quick_Fire_Rapid-if02-mouse

But no key presses are sent to OS. 
When I switch back to stock daughter board, it works.  Without KVM it also works.

Any pointers on how to debug this?

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #161 on: Wed, 11 December 2013, 23:39:12 »
Interestingly, when I run hid_listen it does change from "Waiting for new device" to "Listening" when I connect keyboard through KVM but does not produce any output. 

I have also tried connect through KVM to windows - same results - windows do not see key presses.
     
Does anyone have a KVM you can try?a

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #162 on: Thu, 12 December 2013, 03:03:09 »
can we still buy these?

QFR controller is what i was looking at (ideally i just want a replacement of the original to see if it will fix my board)

im based in the UK.
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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #163 on: Thu, 12 December 2013, 03:11:32 »
can we still buy these?

QFR controller is what i was looking at (ideally i just want a replacement of the original to see if it will fix my board)

I have one. please send me a private message if you are interested.

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #164 on: Fri, 13 December 2013, 01:17:03 »
Spent all evening with usbmon and wireshark - I cannot see anything wrong.  After setting up the keyboard everything looks good but interrupts from the keyboard a just not being sent.  Must be a KVM thing then.  I wonder if that extra debug interface could be throwing it off?

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #165 on: Tue, 11 February 2014, 09:40:40 »
Received my two toasted Frosty Flakes last night and installed both using metalliqaz's Easy AVR

Great work bpiphany  :thumb:

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #166 on: Tue, 25 March 2014, 14:52:54 »
Hm, wondering if The Black Petal could be used in a CM Storm Quickfire XT ?

No, most probably not. It looks very much like they moved the USB communication pins. They have also ****ed with all interchangeability on previous controllers, for no good reason.. Coming from the same manufacturer and all =P

Definitely not :( I added the CMS QFXT info to the DT Wiki, just in case.. ;)
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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #167 on: Mon, 21 April 2014, 01:34:21 »
bpiphany = awesome
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Few hours of soldering ahead :)

Edit: ~3 hours in, about 80% done. Just need to do the SIP connectors and MCU. So I am probably looking at another hour tomorrow. 0603 is a pain :( a 100nF cap flew across the room when I pinched it with the tweezer. Guess I'll have to finish that one later after I go pick another one up.

Oh I ran out of flux too ;___; Gonna need moar when I do the ATmega.
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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #168 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 05:01:32 »
Hm, wondering if The Black Petal could be used in a CM Storm Quickfire XT ?

No, most probably not. It looks very much like they moved the USB communication pins. They have also ****ed with all interchangeability on previous controllers, for no good reason.. Coming from the same manufacturer and all =P

Definitely not :( I added the CMS QFXT info to the DT Wiki, just in case.. ;)

I hope there will be a controller thats supports the XT in the future.
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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #169 on: Thu, 22 May 2014, 17:02:23 »
May be a good idea to subscribe to this thread if you are interested in a XT controller...  :cool:
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« Reply #170 on: Thu, 22 May 2014, 17:16:52 »
Yup i did
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« Reply #171 on: Thu, 22 May 2014, 17:29:59 »
Hooray! I got my Pegasus Hoof today. Thanks bpiphany!
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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #172 on: Tue, 10 June 2014, 13:43:37 »
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I have your attention please. :cool:

It is my pleasure to announce the availability of a new Costar Replacement Controller: "The Ghost Squid". It is tailored to fit the CM Storm QuickFire XT line of keyboards and will allow you to take total control over your typing needs.

"The Ghost Squid" is the latest addition to bpiphany's line of 8x18 matrix controllers for Costar keyboards and will be available for purchase as a kit or fully assembled here or here shortly.

[/shameless plug] ;D

I'm totally excited about this ! Ever since I got my QFXT boards I was enviously eyeballing the other controllers, wishing there was one for the QFXT -- I even got some QFR's and a RK-9000 so I could play w/ them ;) bpiphany and I started talking and it turned out that the QFXT is very close to the RK-9000. Close enough to give it a try and the Ghost Squid was born, all went well with the first try even ! Kudos to bpiphany, you got skills !! :D

And yes, these ghosts really exist. Seriously. Gee, fine. Here you go ;)
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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #173 on: Tue, 10 June 2014, 20:46:31 »
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I have your attention please. :cool:

It is my pleasure to announce the availability of a new Costar Replacement Controller: "The Ghost Squid". It is tailored to fit the CM Storm QuickFire XT line of keyboards and will allow you to take total control over your typing needs.

"The Ghost Squid" is the latest addition to bpiphany's line of 8x18 matrix controllers for Costar keyboards and will be available for purchase as a kit or fully assembled here or here shortly.

[/shameless plug] ;D

I'm totally excited about this ! Ever since I got my QFXT boards I was enviously eyeballing the other controllers, wishing there was one for the QFXT -- I even got some QFR's and a RK-9000 so I could play w/ them ;) bpiphany and I started talking and it turned out that the QFXT is very close to the RK-9000. Close enough to give it a try and the Ghost Squid was born, all went with the first try even ! Kudos to bpiphany, you got skills !! :D

And yes, these ghosts really exist. Seriously. Gee, fine. Here you go ;)
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When is the firmware going to drop?

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #174 on: Tue, 10 June 2014, 23:26:03 »
I don't know.
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« Reply #175 on: Wed, 11 June 2014, 16:54:41 »
Yay! Bought a ghost squid immediately when I saw it.
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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #176 on: Thu, 12 June 2014, 08:45:07 »
I just want to say the names for the controllers are awesome ;o

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« Reply #177 on: Sun, 17 January 2016, 15:39:59 »
I saw that the quickfire XT looks very similar to the quickfire ultimate (http://gaming.coolermaster.com/en/products/keyboards/quickfireultimate/) would the replacement controller for the xt work on the ultimate as well?

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #178 on: Sun, 17 January 2016, 16:36:02 »
That looks back lit, which says no, like with the rapid-i.

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« Reply #179 on: Mon, 18 January 2016, 00:39:03 »
Would it work if I would accept going without the backlight working? I really like the concept of your work. After I got my KC60 and programmed it, it quickly seemed as if I bought the wrong full size board...

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #180 on: Mon, 18 January 2016, 09:42:29 »
No, I would guess that board, like the QFR-i, has all the controller components placed directly onto the main board. And they never made two keyboards with the same controller anyway =P You could however probably hack it with a Teensy++, wiring it in to all columns and rows as well as the three regular LEDs. But that has a tendency to get very messy with all the wires if you don't plan it nicely =)

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« Reply #181 on: Mon, 18 January 2016, 10:34:46 »
I see I see. Thank you for your help!

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« Reply #182 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 15:12:34 »
Sorry for necro'ing this thread but I think a new topic wasn't necessary because it is too relevant to what I wanted to ask. I would really like to see this left-handed keyboard made programmable.

http://www.dsi-keyboards.com/shop/brands/dsi-left-handed-usb-keyboard-with-cherry-mechanical-red-key-switches-new/

My brain had been itching on what I would really like in a keyboard and this is it. I don't see anything else like it out there and the deskthority wiki https://deskthority.net/wiki/Datacomp_left-handed_keyboard says that there's only one manufacturer right now with this design. My only gripe is that it's just a basic keyboard. Other alternatives were to have a separate numpad on the left side but I want to have just 1 HID device if possible. I would without question put money up front for one of these done.

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« Reply #183 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 15:55:14 »
Sorry for necro'ing this thread but I think a new topic wasn't necessary because it is too relevant to what I wanted to ask. I would really like to see this left-handed keyboard made programmable.

http://www.dsi-keyboards.com/shop/brands/dsi-left-handed-usb-keyboard-with-cherry-mechanical-red-key-switches-new/

My brain had been itching on what I would really like in a keyboard and this is it. I don't see anything else like it out there and the deskthority wiki https://deskthority.net/wiki/Datacomp_left-handed_keyboard says that there's only one manufacturer right now with this design. My only gripe is that it's just a basic keyboard. Other alternatives were to have a separate numpad on the left side but I want to have just 1 HID device if possible. I would without question put money up front for one of these done.

Does it have to be internal? How about one of these?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69169.0

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« Reply #184 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 19:25:47 »
Sorry for necro'ing this thread but I think a new topic wasn't necessary because it is too relevant to what I wanted to ask. I would really like to see this left-handed keyboard made programmable.

http://www.dsi-keyboards.com/shop/brands/dsi-left-handed-usb-keyboard-with-cherry-mechanical-red-key-switches-new/

My brain had been itching on what I would really like in a keyboard and this is it. I don't see anything else like it out there and the deskthority wiki https://deskthority.net/wiki/Datacomp_left-handed_keyboard says that there's only one manufacturer right now with this design. My only gripe is that it's just a basic keyboard. Other alternatives were to have a separate numpad on the left side but I want to have just 1 HID device if possible. I would without question put money up front for one of these done.

Does it have to be internal? How about one of these?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69169.0

That's pretty cool. Is that one of a kind? Can it store settings onto the adapter? Can it do macros?

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #185 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 19:31:43 »
Sorry for necro'ing this thread but I think a new topic wasn't necessary because it is too relevant to what I wanted to ask. I would really like to see this left-handed keyboard made programmable.

http://www.dsi-keyboards.com/shop/brands/dsi-left-handed-usb-keyboard-with-cherry-mechanical-red-key-switches-new/

My brain had been itching on what I would really like in a keyboard and this is it. I don't see anything else like it out there and the deskthority wiki https://deskthority.net/wiki/Datacomp_left-handed_keyboard says that there's only one manufacturer right now with this design. My only gripe is that it's just a basic keyboard. Other alternatives were to have a separate numpad on the left side but I want to have just 1 HID device if possible. I would without question put money up front for one of these done.

Does it have to be internal? How about one of these?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69169.0

That's pretty cool. Is that one of a kind? Can it store settings onto the adapter? Can it do macros?

Here's a programming page

http://www.tmk-kbd.com/tmk_keyboard/editor/unimap/?usb_usb

Questions to & buy from this guy - I have one of his controllers in my HHKB and it works great

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=72052.0
« Last Edit: Tue, 06 September 2016, 20:14:17 by Tactile »

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #186 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 20:16:47 »
Sorry for necro'ing this thread but I think a new topic wasn't necessary because it is too relevant to what I wanted to ask. I would really like to see this left-handed keyboard made programmable.

http://www.dsi-keyboards.com/shop/brands/dsi-left-handed-usb-keyboard-with-cherry-mechanical-red-key-switches-new/

My brain had been itching on what I would really like in a keyboard and this is it. I don't see anything else like it out there and the deskthority wiki https://deskthority.net/wiki/Datacomp_left-handed_keyboard says that there's only one manufacturer right now with this design. My only gripe is that it's just a basic keyboard. Other alternatives were to have a separate numpad on the left side but I want to have just 1 HID device if possible. I would without question put money up front for one of these done.

Does it have to be internal? How about one of these?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69169.0

That's pretty cool. Is that one of a kind? Can it store settings onto the adapter? Can it do macros?

Here's a programming page

http://www.tmk-kbd.com/tmk_keyboard/editor/unimap/?usb_usb

Questions to & buy from this guy - I have one of his controllers in my HHKB and it works great

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=72052.0

Thanks, I will ask him some questions about it. Would still like to know if an internal replacement is possible

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #187 on: Mon, 05 December 2016, 07:42:21 »
Christmas baking!! I thought I would be able to use all my remaining 95 ATmegas, but alas I ran out of decoders after only 92... Now I would expect these to last a while before I need to buy components again =D

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Re: Replacement controllers - Filco, QuickFire, Rosewill, (others?)
« Reply #188 on: Mon, 05 December 2016, 07:45:03 »
I also haven't had tome to wrinkle out my QFN soldering, so I submitted a design I've had prepared for a long long time for a combined Black Petal/Kitten Paw controller. It's basically just a Black Petal with extra headers to fit the Filco as well. It even runs the Petal firmware. I still have Petals left if anyone would like one of those.

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By the way, clearance is key..

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« Reply #189 on: Sat, 10 December 2016, 16:45:02 »
What the difference between this ^^ and the Ghost Squid, they look very, very similar.. :D

All right, I've noticed the difference. :D
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