Introducing the Hayes Smartmodem 1200. The era of the single station microcomputer…. is over. The Hayes Smartmodem offers advanced features like auto answer and auto dial. Now if we could only find an ‘RS-232 Computer.’
Have a 3D printer and an old router? How about controlling your printer with Octoprint? For some cases, it might be better than using a Raspberry Pi and OctoPi, but you won’t get a camera for streaming pics of your builds to the web.
Last year, [CNLohr] built a microscope slide Minecraft thing and in the process created the smallest Minecraft server ever. The record has now been bested with the Intel Edison. There’s a bit of work to install Java, but the performance is pretty good for one player. Bonus: Minecraft is a single threaded app, so you have another core for garbage collection.
Remember the Scribble pen, that showed just how gullible people are and how crappy tech journalism is? They’re back with a beta program. A mere $15 guarantees you a scribble pen for their beta program. I wouldn’t give these guys $15 of someone else’s money, but lucky for us [ch00f] bit the bullet. He’ll be updating everyone on the status of his fifteen dollars, I’m sure.
Hey, guess what will eventually be in the Hackaday store? Keycaps for your mechanical keyboard. Yes, we actually figured out a way to do this that makes sense and won’t lose money. Pick your favorite, or suggest new ones in the comments:
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Extended Hayes video is even better:
Man, that brings back memories. I actually had a Hayes 1200 modem, but I quickly replaced it with a lightening fast, and brand new to the market, 2400 bps model!
I feel old.
Oh the legacy of the BBS. You will forever be missed.
I ran my own BBS for a while, but by that time I had access to a 14.4k modem.
Will you guys do a post on how you’re getting the caps manufactured? Inquiring minds want to know!
There will be a few thousand words written on the subject, yes.
Are the files used to create the keycaps available? Based on the screen shots it looks like they were designed in OpenSCAD. The “Hackaday Cherry MX Keycaps” project page said that OpenSCAD could not do the “loft” but Brian could. I’m curious what that means exactly.
Here ya go.
‘Lofting’ means a gradual transition from the ‘skull’ outline to the square outline of the base of the cap. OpenSCAD can not do this, but I have a few tricks up my sleeve. You’re free to print one yourself, but the MX connector is a bit too big. The files will eventually be reworked once we get to production, and yes, I’ll keep the files available to everyone.
I like the keycap on the far right (Full Frontal Jolly Wrencher)
Huh? I had a comment deleted? That hasn’t happened in quite a while? I don’t recall being particularly vicious in my comments last night. oh well, C’est la Vie
Any chance you guys will offer alps keycaps? I very much prefer my blue alps key switches, but they use a different keycap then the cherry ones.
The sensible way to go would be Cherry -> Torpre -> Alps. We’ll see how popular the CM Novatouch is in a few months, and maybe we can skip Torpre. I have a few Alps boards, so Alps is on the list.
The one on the far right is my favorite (full Jolly Wrencher). Most keyboards I’ve used have keys that are convex on top. These appear to be rounded. Any idea how that will affect usability and/or comfort?
You’re not going to do an entire board with novelty keycaps, so for an Esc or the F row, it’s fine.
Ah, nice. Thanks.
Not? You underestimate me Mr Bond! I like 2 and 4. (I feel this needs some kind of poll).
Dammit. I meant that most keyboards I’ve used have concave key cap surfaces, not convex. These HaD key caps appear to be convex.
He’s right. These look awkward to use. A flat Jolly Wrencher keycap would be nice.
You know, CNLohr also got a minecraft server running on an ESP8266, which is even smaller than an Intel Edison.
It’s also worth noting that CNLohr’s servers are server emulators. The Edison appears to be running the actual Mojang/Microsoft java code. Neither of these achievements really negates the other, however.
Those won’t fit my model M! how will i f24 hackaday?
They won’t fit the model F either!
Actually they will. There are Buckling spring -> MX adapters. 3D printable, too.
Hayes Chronograph — I want one — any one have one?? let me know
You guys are all still wet behind the ears. My first modem was a Hayes S-100 bus 300 baud modem. It didn’t do DTMF dialing. It had a relay to do rotary style pulse dialing. Check out this marvel. http://www.s100computers.com/Hardware%20Folder/DC%20Hayes/100/Micromodem.htm
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