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by xueyao
31 Dec 2018, 19:11
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM wheelwriter keycaps (buckling spring) + some Model F keycaps
Replies: 23
Views: 1924

Re: IBM Model F and M stuff

Is the Bigfoot case compatible with the XT innards?

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by xueyao
31 Dec 2018, 06:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 2018 IBM Collection
Replies: 7
Views: 755

So, I take it this is your hobby collection, not an ad of units for sale? For now no, but I might consider thinning out my collection in the future. Shipping is a problem however as I am located in Singapore and these boards are superrrr heavy. That's an impressive collection. Thanks for sharing! I...
by xueyao
30 Dec 2018, 16:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 2018 IBM Collection
Replies: 7
Views: 755

2018 IBM Collection

https://i.imgur.com/qSz6SO9.jpg Full album IBM Model M: One of the earliest Model Ms with the rainbow inner plate and left metal badge. It's actually a modded Model M with Model F guts. See details . Unfortunately, the sensing is extremely sensitive and I could not get it to work properly without a...
by xueyao
28 Dec 2018, 02:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Model F Restoration - input welcome!
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: Model F Restoration - input welcome!

ANSI left shift is totally doable on the XT. I've done it on mine. Just move the springs around and buy a left shift and you're golden :)

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by xueyao
20 Dec 2018, 00:19
Forum: For sale
Topic: Blue Selectric I keyset for IBM Beamspring boards
Replies: 45
Views: 2151

Re: Blue Selectric I keyset for IBM Beamspring boards

Let's see an entire Selectric I Re-Furbished, Serviced And Tested sold for $450 + $59 shipping. What a bunch of bollocks parting out just the keys. selectric.jpg https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Blue-Keys-IBM-Antique-Selectric-I-Red-Vintage-1960s-Typewriter-/323568957705?hash=item4b56367909%3Ag%3AS2cA...
by xueyao
23 Nov 2018, 07:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 restoration (rebuilding phase)
Replies: 38
Views: 2044

Re: IBM 5251 restoration (unboxing phase)

Is there more than 1 solenoid? The picture seems to indicate 2 or 3 solenoid shipped o.o

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by xueyao
04 Nov 2018, 04:42
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: left-over Model F XT parts (Germany/Europe)
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: left-over Model F XT parts (Germany/Europe)

I've got a few XT, AT and 122 cables. I'm located in Singapore though. Let me know if you're interested!

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by xueyao
29 Oct 2018, 08:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Will I have problems with IBM Model F 1503206 on a modern computer?
Replies: 20
Views: 1139

Re: Will I have problems with IBM Model F 1503206 on a modern computer?

You could check out my Soarer's converter, it's on eBay. I hand make it and it's designed for internal use.

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by xueyao
08 Oct 2018, 05:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need help erasing Soarer's keyboard converter from my Arduino Micro
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Need help erasing Soarer's keyboard converter from my Arduino Micro

Short the GND and RST a few times and you'll have about a 10s window to flash the new firmware. Alternatively, map a key to enter bootloader mode as per Soarer's firmware manual.

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by xueyao
17 Sep 2018, 04:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help troubleshooting F-122 keypress not registered
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Help troubleshooting F-122 keypress not registered

These things are near indestructible. Water damaged and the controller is fried? No worries, just chuck a new xwhatsit and you're back in business! Only thing that could possibly damage it is rust, and even then it has to get through 2, 3mm thick steel plate before it can even be considered damaged ...
by xueyao
30 Aug 2018, 16:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: ibm model f xt pcb
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: ibm model f xt pcb

The stock XT controller can be easily adapted to USB. Why go through the trouble of replacing the PCB and controller? Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk What do you mean with adapted? Do you mean an external soarer's converter? It surely works with the xt, but the bigfoot, I'm not sure that there...
by xueyao
30 Aug 2018, 16:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Workshop, Threads Of Interest
Replies: 46
Views: 16581

Re: Workshop, Threads Of Interest

Just went looking up the XTant and Model MF threads but couldn't find them in here, even though they're impressive IBM Model F mods... XTant was an extremely limited run by wcass many years ago. M/F got 95% of the way there and died on the vine a couple of years ago due to the developer's family he...
by xueyao
30 Aug 2018, 15:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: ibm model f xt pcb
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: ibm model f xt pcb

The stock XT controller can be easily adapted to USB. Why go through the trouble of replacing the PCB and controller?

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by xueyao
28 Aug 2018, 11:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Model F Unsaver - Part Number 1386965
Replies: 15
Views: 1067

Re: IBM Model F Unsaver - Part Number 1386965

You now possess one of the most expensive vintage keyboard collections in the world. I'm beyond impressed

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by xueyao
26 Aug 2018, 10:30
Forum: Group buys
Topic: IC: Metal replacement door for IBM 3278
Replies: 40
Views: 2823

Re: IC: Metal replacement door for IBM 3278

Is it possible to get a sample made and modelled in China? I'm based in Singapore but speaks fluent Chinese and could help u with it. It'll definitely be much much cheaper :) Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk This might not be a bad idea, actually. If you do not have a 3278 door to use as a refe...
by xueyao
25 Aug 2018, 13:24
Forum: Group buys
Topic: IC: Metal replacement door for IBM 3278
Replies: 40
Views: 2823

Re: IC: Metal replacement door for IBM 3278

Is it possible to get a sample made and modelled in China? I'm based in Singapore but speaks fluent Chinese and could help u with it. It'll definitely be much much cheaper :)

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by xueyao
10 Aug 2018, 04:34
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3278 Restoration
Replies: 79
Views: 7314

Re: IBM 3278 Restoration

If the pricing isn't so ridiculous I'm interested as well :)

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by xueyao
03 Aug 2018, 07:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Model F XT restoration log (Feat. 3D printed feet)
Replies: 15
Views: 692

Re: IBM Model F XT restoration log (Feat. 3D printed feet)

Dozens? I currently own 3 122-key terminals, a 107-key terminal, an F AT in pristine original condition, and an F AT in parts waiting to be re-assembled in ANSI mod with Alt keys. I also have a large and rather odd collection of parts but not enough to build another complete working keyboard. This ...
by xueyao
22 Jul 2018, 09:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Restoring&Converting the IBM 4978 Beamship
Replies: 29
Views: 1869

Re: Restoring&Converting the IBM 4978 Beamship

This looks like the biggest privately owned beamspring right now. ITS AMAZING AND I WANT IT

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by xueyao
20 Jul 2018, 08:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM model F XT: tab removal and boltmod experiment
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: IBM model F XT: tab removal and boltmod experiment

What's the reason for bolt modding it though? From experience, the XT has one of the tightest sandwich between it's plates. Bolt modding is a bit unnecessary in this case right

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by xueyao
26 Jun 2018, 18:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM DisplayWriter Restoration (finished !)
Replies: 17
Views: 1960

Re: IBM DisplayWriter Restoration (finished !)

I regularly flip between my F122 and my 3727 depending on mood haha. The F122 is great for light gaming and layout while the 3727 is great for everything else

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by xueyao
17 Jun 2018, 04:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Beamspring Registry
Replies: 5
Views: 432

I think it'll be easier to just expand upon deskthority's wiki page. There isn't too many variants anyways and the wiki covers about 70% of the known variants. It's just not updated frequently enough. It'll be really cool to add a owner's table though and track who owns which beamer since there are ...
by xueyao
16 Jun 2018, 05:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Questions with Beamspring 3278 and 3101 (3727)
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Questions with Beamspring 3278 and 3101 (3727)

https://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/i-finally-restored-my-ibm-3278-beamspring-t18757.html You plan on buying only the case of a beamspring? Is this person willing to sell the inner assembly? because I would buy it Nope he's not selling, he's just trading with my beamer. It'll save a lot of shipping...
by xueyao
15 Jun 2018, 13:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Questions with Beamspring 3278 and 3101 (3727)
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Questions with Beamspring 3278 and 3101 (3727)

Hi everyone! If anybody's got the 3101 (3727) and the 3278, can you please help me check if the inside assembly is interchangeable? I'm planning to do a swap and if they're interchangeable, only the external case needs to be shipped, greatly reducing the cost. Thank you in advance! Sent from my SM-G...
by xueyao
13 Jun 2018, 11:55
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3278 Restoration
Replies: 79
Views: 7314

Hi OP? Any updates? I'm quite interested in one as well haha.
by xueyao
12 Jun 2018, 00:53
Forum: Reviews
Topic: The Ultimate IBM Model F review (XT, AT, F104, F122, 5291, 4704 etc.)
Replies: 12
Views: 613

Re: The Ultimate IBM Model F review (XT, AT, F104, F122, 5291, 4704 etc.)

Would love to see a beamspring compilation! The project would be big and it'll cost a small fortune to ship, but the thought of gathering as many beamspring in one video is an amazing idea.

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by xueyao
08 Jun 2018, 11:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT and AT cables swappable?
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Model F XT and AT cables swappable?

No they're not compatible because of the pinout. You could probably make it work by swapping the Dupont connectors on the 2 cables and solder them back.

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by xueyao
21 May 2018, 17:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Raymond’s IBM Model F 107-key restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 793

Re: Raymond’s IBM Model F 107-key restoration

Wow, amazing find. If you plan on finding a new home for the board, I'll be happy to take it in ;)

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by xueyao
21 May 2018, 11:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Internal Soarer's Converter from scratch (beginner friendly)
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: Internal Soarer's Converter from scratch (beginner friendly)

Iggy wrote:Awesome guide!

Oh, your beamspring has the right shift upside down. Fortunately there's a back-up key right above it.
It's actually a selectric shift key, couldn't fit it into the normal way but fits perfectly upside down haha

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