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by listofoptions
14 Jul 2019, 02:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F 104 'Unsaver' find
Replies: 25
Views: 1031

Re: IBM Model F 104 'Unsaver' find

Damn now i wish i hadnt missed that meeting this month :D congrats, enjoy the hell outta that board, or imma annoy the hell out of you about it :P
by listofoptions
01 Jul 2019, 20:48
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | Round 2
Replies: 59
Views: 4556

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | Round 2

woot, gottem; and damn they are smoof
by listofoptions
30 Jun 2019, 20:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Totaly new to DIY keyboard conversions, working on a Model F Bigfoot
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: Totaly new to DIY keyboard conversions, working on a Model F Bigfoot

let me know if you need any help with this! also yes orihalcon, XT guts fit inside, and the reverse works too!
https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/tre ... r/ibm_5291
by listofoptions
29 Jun 2019, 06:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Totaly new to DIY keyboard conversions, working on a Model F Bigfoot
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: Totaly new to DIY keyboard conversions, working on a Model F Bigfoot

ah, that's unfortunately no longer maintained, i would suggest the QMK converter for the 5251 (I wrote it :P) there's unfortunately not really a way to avoid writing some amount of code, as i think even the QMK configurator is still a little bugged
by listofoptions
29 Jun 2019, 06:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: A question for the keyboard collectors, who also collect terminals
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: A question for the keyboard collectors, who also collect terminals

Hi, I'm thinking about buying an IBM 5251 terminal/screen for my existing 5251 keyboard. I wonder, will this be only a decoration piece or would it be possible to get any kind of interaction between the terminal und the keyboard (without the actual computer behind it). For example: Will some charac...
by listofoptions
28 Jun 2019, 23:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion

ok so some updates, i did manage to get a converter made, and tested, but i had the footprint for the power supply wrong; and managed to wire the fly-back diode wrong (well and the pads of the fly-back might have been too close, but i didn't see any sparking), so had to bodge a crap-load, and ended ...
by listofoptions
13 Jun 2019, 20:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion

snacksthecat wrote:
13 Jun 2019, 16:45
Punch card keyboards are the new beamspring! Get 'em while they're hot!

Seriously though, this is some really impressive work. I only had time to skim right now but I'll be reading this on the train ride home today for sure.

cool! let me know if you found anything confusing!
by listofoptions
11 Jun 2019, 05:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion

oh and the converter is available (untested!) on my github at https://github.com/listofoptions/IBM-02 ... -converter
by listofoptions
11 Jun 2019, 05:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 511

IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion

ok so this will be my first really long and drawn out post on this forum, been lurking and poking in various topics every now and again. right so with that out of the way: a little over a year ago i snagged one of these bad boys: https://i.imgur.com/ZTaKemo.jpg mighty dirty too, there was a mat or a...
by listofoptions
05 Jun 2019, 05:16
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | Round 2
Replies: 59
Views: 4556

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White

welp IMMA HARD CORE DERP i gave you the wrong address, thanks @Isoelxi for catching that and forwarding it.
the offer still stands for any weirdo foodstuffs (that will transport) from the states that you want.
by listofoptions
31 May 2019, 04:17
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)
Replies: 51
Views: 2604

Re: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)

ok so if i recall correctly microswitch hall effect switches are open collector output on pins 2 and 3, pins 1 and 4 are power and ground. the reason you need resistors on pins 2 and 3 is because current flows when there is a potential difference (waters moves from areas of high pressure to low pres...
by listofoptions
28 May 2019, 19:13
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | Round 2
Replies: 59
Views: 4556

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White

still haven't received mine yet, Korea post says its been sent back to sender.
(edit am idiot, see later post)
by listofoptions
28 May 2019, 19:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Low profile Beamspring project
Replies: 22
Views: 1499

Re: Low profile Beamspring project

whoa, this is super cool!
by listofoptions
23 Apr 2019, 22:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Restoring a Viatron System 21 keyboard
Replies: 36
Views: 2178

Re: Restoring a Viatron System 21 keyboard

yes i did! he said someone else was interested, so i leapt! and i will do! i hope he ships it here soon, FedEx still says not shipped yet.
by listofoptions
23 Apr 2019, 00:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Restoring a Viatron System 21 keyboard
Replies: 36
Views: 2178

Re: Restoring a Viatron System 21 keyboard

dont mind me, reviving this thread and all; but i just got one of these (weird terminal boards seem to fall in my lap sometimes). def looking forward to restoring, cleaning and converting!
by listofoptions
27 Mar 2019, 20:19
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | Round 2
Replies: 59
Views: 4556

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White

woot! I'll put in my order then!
by listofoptions
27 Mar 2019, 18:13
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | Round 2
Replies: 59
Views: 4556

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White

id want to order about 500, but not at 0.9$, seems like the live quant needs to be updated (still on the 24th)
by listofoptions
18 Mar 2019, 16:13
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] NOS Alps SKCM White, Futaba MA41
Replies: 22
Views: 1272

Re: [IC] NOS Alps SKCM White, Futaba MA41

sign me up for 200!
by listofoptions
11 Mar 2019, 17:53
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sold my car... then I made-to-order this IBM SSK
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: Sold my car... then I made-to-order this IBM SSK

hmm, this falls under "ATBGE" for me. looks like you really went over the top in terms of quality of work, and style execution! Style wise its not my thing, but hey! its yours, congrats I'm a wee bit jelly you can do custom cases like that! and those colors do look quite good!
by listofoptions
24 Jan 2019, 19:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3656
Views: 180743

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

its got microswitch RW switches, no idea about the make/model
I was actually trying to nab that one XD
by listofoptions
08 Jan 2019, 00:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fortune 1000 Keyboard with Digitran Cap Leaf Switches, Xwhatsit USB
Replies: 19
Views: 1832

Re: Fortune 1000 Keyboard with Digitran Cap Leaf Switches, Xwhatsit USB

sorry been busy with work, life an IBM 029, and a teletype 40k, so i haven't quite gotten to this board yet. after the 029 and the 40k i should be able to trace the board out.
by listofoptions
15 Dec 2018, 06:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 20181214T22000Z: Learn how to make Model F / Beamspring PCBs
Replies: 23
Views: 1036

Thanks for the vid! Ill probably try and use your diptrace stuff for KiCad (as that's my preferred system) in a branch of your github. definitely inspiring!
by listofoptions
30 Nov 2018, 02:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5291 Bigfoot (personally prefer surfboard, as bigfoot is taken)
Replies: 6
Views: 433

This has made me finally buying one for jet another project. Let's see if I'm able to finish. awesome! before you power it on cross-reference the schematic here http://www.kbdbabel.org/schematic/kbdbabel_doc_ibm5291_kbd.pdf with what i have listed in the repo I triple checked my wiring but i could ...
by listofoptions
30 Nov 2018, 02:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fortune 1000 Keyboard with Digitran Cap Leaf Switches, Xwhatsit USB
Replies: 19
Views: 1832

can you actually send me a pic of that chip on your board? it looks like the one on mine is some weird proprietary numbering of a common chip (lots of companies did that sadly) Are you referring to U6 in this photo? - I'm happy to try to help for sure! Just want to be sure it's the right chip befor...
by listofoptions
28 Nov 2018, 01:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fortune 1000 Keyboard with Digitran Cap Leaf Switches, Xwhatsit USB
Replies: 19
Views: 1832

I just got one of these myself, got some pictures that im going to use to attempt to reverse engineer the pcb... Very cool! It is an interesting board IMO - keep us posted! can you actually send me a pic of that chip on your board? it looks like the one on mine is some weird proprietary numbering o...
by listofoptions
26 Nov 2018, 03:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fortune 1000 Keyboard with Digitran Cap Leaf Switches, Xwhatsit USB
Replies: 19
Views: 1832

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by listofoptions
26 Nov 2018, 02:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fortune 1000 Keyboard with Digitran Cap Leaf Switches, Xwhatsit USB
Replies: 19
Views: 1832

Got lucky with this one. I knew nothing about it but it looked interesting so picked it up and it turned out to be a Digitran capacitive leaf switch keyboard. It was dirty, but overall in good shape. The PCB has a sticker dated 7-85. .... I just got one of these myself, got some pictures that im go...
by listofoptions
26 Nov 2018, 02:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5291 Bigfoot (personally prefer surfboard, as bigfoot is taken)
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Hooray! Now that all of mine have been killed :lol: well thats a darn shame! I assume you just parted them out. please tell me you kept the cases and pcbs! No to the cases. Yes to the PCBs and cables. I have 1/2 a tub of Model F PCBs from XT to F122. well crap! the pcbs and cases of the XT and 5291...
by listofoptions
25 Nov 2018, 23:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5291 Bigfoot (personally prefer surfboard, as bigfoot is taken)
Replies: 6
Views: 433

elecplus wrote: Hooray! Now that all of mine have been killed :lol:
well thats a darn shame! I assume you just parted them out. please tell me you kept the cases and pcbs!

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