STFM Keyboard Remake

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Re: STFM Keyboard Remake

Post by Icky » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:56 am

MasterOfGizmo wrote:
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keli wrote:
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How are you going to do the controller?
The IKBD has been implemented in HDL and a small FPGA or a big CPLD could be used to get 100% compatibility without the need to source HD6301's. See https://github.com/harbaum/ikbd.
Thanks for the info / pointer. Will take a look.

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Re: STFM Keyboard Remake

Post by agranlund » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:44 pm

Wow! This is a great project, I'd love to have cherry mx switches on my ST eventually :)

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Re: STFM Keyboard Remake

Post by Icky » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:58 pm

Finally got the LED, Switch and Key all assembled to see if it all works.

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Re: STFM Keyboard Remake

Post by PhilC » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:47 pm

i don't like the colour :P
If it ain't broke, test it to Destruction.

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Re: STFM Keyboard Remake

Post by Icky » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:14 pm

PhilC wrote:
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i don't like the colour :P
Typical, I had a 1 in 3 chance of picking a particular colour for the test and I chose the one you don't like :lol:

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Re: STFM Keyboard Remake

Post by PaulJ » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:50 pm

Not an issue, Phil will test it till it fails... and then there all the same color! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: STFM Keyboard Remake

Post by Icky » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:52 pm

Still plugging away at this one. A lot of my time on this is project is on placement, getting all the locations of the keys and other components is key, excuse the pun.

Latest fitting job is the joystick / mouse connectors. There will be the need for a raised pad to cover all the keyboard pins and the mouse / joystick connectors need to be extended down slightly in this rendered image to sit on that pad.

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Re: STFM Keyboard Remake

Post by Icky » Tue May 26, 2020 2:21 pm

Modified my 3D print Function Key object to fit the cherry switches. Did a quick and dirty print to see if it fitted.

Looks ok, needs a slight tweak on the fitting and print in higher quality.

After the tweaks I can print F1..F10 out :)

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Re: STFM Keyboard Remake

Post by tzok » Tue May 26, 2020 8:56 pm

Any chances that key caps models will be published on Thingiverse anytime soon? Even as a WIP project?

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