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Offline Soarer

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Re: WYSE cherry board
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 17:03:44 »
Hmm...




Offline Soarer

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Re: WYSE cherry board
« Reply #51 on: Sat, 07 December 2013, 21:07:03 »
gojira54 was very kind and sent me the WY50 PCB to play with :thumb:

I think the WY50 keyboard should work with my Controller firmware already :D

Well let's see...

Plugged it into a Teensy with some female-to-female jumper wires:

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Using these pins on the PCB connector (as detailed above, and skipping the shield ground on pin 1):

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Hacked up a config for my Controller firmware:

* WYSE_WY50.sc (3.39 kB - downloaded 143 times.)

And it 'just worked' when I loaded it up and started shorting keys out :D Since the PCB had no switches in it, the sense_delay and debounce settings might need a minor tweak, but basically it was working OK.

I don't have the case, but if it's the same sort of size as the WY60 keyboard then there isn't a lot of room inside, probably not enough for a Teensy with pins and jumper wires. If I was properly modding one, I think I'd remove the PCB connector and solder wires directly, with the Teensy sitting on top of the PCB roughly where the connector was.
« Last Edit: Sun, 08 December 2013, 07:10:18 by Soarer »

Offline MKULTRA

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Re: WYSE cherry board
« Reply #52 on: Sat, 07 December 2013, 21:08:56 »
gojira54 was very kind and sent me the WY50 PCB to play with :thumb:

Plugged it into a Teensy with some female-to-female jumper wires:

(Attachment Link)

Using these pins on the PCB connector (as detailed above, and skipping the shield ground on pin 1):

(Attachment Link)

Hacked up a config for my Controller firmware:

(Attachment Link)

And it 'just worked' when I loaded it up and started shorting keys out :D Since the PCB had no switches in it, the sense_delay and debounce settings might need a minor tweak, but basically it was working OK.
Wow nice work.

Offline Toasty_Ohs

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Re: WYSE cherry board
« Reply #53 on: Wed, 16 July 2014, 15:29:39 »
Is there anyone who could give me pointers on how to actually do this?  I have a Wyse 50 keyboard, a Teensy 2.0 and the will to solder.

Much thanks.

Offline gotofbi

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Re: WYSE cherry board
« Reply #54 on: Wed, 16 July 2014, 15:41:53 »
I usually just extract switches and make new keyboard from wyse.
Black switches from wyse board are really good as far as from my experience.

Offline Toasty_Ohs

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Re: WYSE cherry board
« Reply #55 on: Fri, 18 July 2014, 07:01:22 »
So I was able to get things soldered together correctly, and I downloaded Soarers tools.

Is there a tutorial on how to work those somewhere?

Offline Toasty_Ohs

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Re: WYSE cherry board
« Reply #56 on: Mon, 21 July 2014, 14:06:15 »
So I think I got it.

In the tools folder, drop the WYSE_WY50.sc file on scaswr.bat. It then does some magic and creates a WYSE_WY50.sc.scb file.

Tested the keyboard after that and it now works.

Pics to follow.

Offline Toasty_Ohs

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Re: WYSE cherry board
« Reply #57 on: Wed, 23 July 2014, 08:03:25 »
72066-0
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That last image is potato quality, but it shows the Teensy in the tin surrounded by foam strips to keep it in place and keep it from shorting.  I have the the wires wrapped with a polyethylene spiral wrap.  (great stuff for armoring cables)

When I am sure everything is working the way I want it to, I will get a small box and and make a more in-line looking rig.