Build your own uber-gamer keyboard with this Model M mod admin | January 19, 2010 | ITech-Videos | 25 Comments Segment from Hak5 1×03 – Build your own uber-gamer keyboard with this Model M mod Tags:Build, keyboard, Model, This, ubergamer 25 Comments muttbutt January 19, 2010 Reply that red is gross neonzion7 January 19, 2010 Reply ew looks bad Piro42 January 19, 2010 Reply People asking how he painted the keys SHOULD WATCH THE VIDEO MORE. Xstr3ngthz January 19, 2010 Reply nerd WildoTheRubberFist January 19, 2010 Reply if you need them then when you do it you can put them on… its 1337 to go with out markings. watduzhkstand4 January 19, 2010 Reply I thought it was only a 2-key rollover the the Model M. Wouldn’t that keyboard in general just not be capable of playing a game? yerks23 January 19, 2010 Reply what about the key lwtters and 3’s and things? armonthereaper January 19, 2010 Reply yeah, i also want to know what kind of paint he used. haruko619619 January 19, 2010 Reply anyone know if he used enamel? kishkizzle January 19, 2010 Reply In almost any other case, defacing an IBM Model M is a freakin crime…but you’ve done a very good job if you ask me. penzilgangsta303 January 20, 2010 Reply where do you get the keys? Snowkatten January 20, 2010 Reply paint? xD pon2n January 20, 2010 Reply How did you paint the keys??? plzz tell me lucnfs January 20, 2010 Reply if you want a profesional 1 just buy a high quality keyboard MartyPotatoes January 20, 2010 Reply You know it’s amusing, now I’m looking at my keyboard thinking..Well how can I keep the keys showing, while keeping it looking professional…Oh well lol lucnfs January 20, 2010 Reply yea,just mark them with wight paint MartyPotatoes January 20, 2010 Reply Chances are if you’re going to do this, you know where the keys are located already lucnfs January 20, 2010 Reply the problem is typing with it because the letters dont appear blikmatformology January 20, 2010 Reply I’m aware many appliances these days are designed to light and flimsy manufacturing standards, complete with redundant price-bumping fads; but can the retro keyboard, and other antique cyberwaste, still customize just as much style, functionality and ergonomic appeal, all the while maintaining modern-PC compatibility? Could we finally do away with monochromatic trends and repaint the 80’s rad again? I look forward to your next revamp. chimera15 January 20, 2010 Reply There is a $100 signal converter that a small company makes, but the keyboard goes for about $50 on ebay, and for $150 I might as well by a happy hacking pro or something. I figure there has to be a way to take a new keyboard and somehow either remap the keys onto the new junk keyboard, or just take the circuit board and resolder all the key connections. chimera15 January 20, 2010 Reply Yup, that’s the one, the 83 key type f original pc keyboard. That’s the one I grew up with as well, and fell in love with it. It was the perfect keyboard I think. It’s not a problem simply with the 5 pin din, which is the same as the at keyboard which is compatible with newer computers. There’s a signal difference in the way the keyboard processes keystrokes and also a power issue. I’ve actually read that people have killed their motherboards by trying to plug in xt keyboards with adapters. Hak5Darren January 20, 2010 Reply Chimera15, It’s been a while since I’ve typed on my PC-XT keyboard. I actually grew up on the XT and loved it. A little lacking in the F-key department but otherwise sturdy as a brick and smaller than the IBM Model-M. 83 keys was really the way to go. Honestly I didn’t even realize it wasn’t pin compatible with the AT keyboards. I figured a simple AT to PS/2 adapter would get ya going these days, if you wanted to get all nostalgic. Good luck with the project! chimera15 January 20, 2010 Reply repost? Any tips on hacking an xt keyboard to make it at/ps2 compatible? Physically maybe? That’s my next project. enderwigginsx January 20, 2010 Reply hott! DrHavanger January 20, 2010 Reply more, please. Add a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Website: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.