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by Tha_Pig
27 Apr 2019, 21:27
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Does anyone make "retro" USB mice in the style of the old, boxy ones from the 80s?
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Does anyone make "retro" USB mice in the style of the old, boxy ones from the 80s?

There are kits that allow you to convert an old mouse to optical usb one.
Here is a video on how to convert an old Apple mouse, but I guess with a little work it could be used on different old models.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIvFI8KJivM
by Tha_Pig
24 Mar 2019, 14:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry domes? (G86-62401EUAISA)
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Cherry domes? (G86-62401EUAISA)

Myoth wrote:
24 Mar 2019, 14:14
wiki/Cherry_G86_series
That was fast! Thanks!
by Tha_Pig
24 Mar 2019, 14:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry domes? (G86-62401EUAISA)
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Cherry domes? (G86-62401EUAISA)

I found this keyboard at a thrift store. It says HP on the front, but the back label says "Cherry" so I assumed I had scored a mechanical keyboard. (silly me) It doesn't seem to have switches. It looks like a dome under there? Anyone knows what kind of keyboard it is? I don't want to disassemble it,...
by Tha_Pig
29 Jan 2019, 16:33
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM stash in Houston
Replies: 41
Views: 3472

Re: IBM stash in Houston

Damn, I'd love to go give a hand, but I live too far away.
I love old junk.
by Tha_Pig
27 Jul 2018, 00:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What was that thing again?
Replies: 11
Views: 636

That looks like an ErgoMagic keyboard. The one I found has only three panels instead of four, but they seem to have made different configurations.

https://www.fentek-ind.com/Comfort-keyboard.htm
by Tha_Pig
26 Jul 2018, 23:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What was that thing again?
Replies: 11
Views: 636

There was this eBay thing a while ago of an absolutely bizarre keyboard, but I can't recall what it was called and I can't find it back. It was some kind of hellish contraption with a bunch of small keyboards on stalks of different heights. It looked unbelievable xD . Anyone remember that? Also, do...
by Tha_Pig
26 Jul 2018, 22:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Chyron Duet Project
Replies: 21
Views: 1060

Ummmm ... most of the switch plate and ummmm ... yep ... that's about it. Once I decided that I wanted to put these keycaps on it, I needed a standard bottom row and that necessitated ditching the PCB and altering the switch plate and the top of the case the way I did. I still have everything, incl...
by Tha_Pig
25 Jul 2018, 03:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Chyron Duet Project
Replies: 21
Views: 1060

So you rebuilt the whole thing? How much of the original is left besides the case?
I'd like to know more about this.
by Tha_Pig
20 Jul 2018, 17:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: LMI-CADR Lisp Machine Keyboard - The "Space Cadet Keyboard"
Replies: 72
Views: 5914

JP! wrote: There is a really good chance based on the work of MMcM.
See: photos-f62/80s-keyboard-party-t10963.html
Thanks! I had not seen that.
by Tha_Pig
19 Jul 2018, 18:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: LMI-CADR Lisp Machine Keyboard - The "Space Cadet Keyboard"
Replies: 72
Views: 5914

The Holy Grail!
The question is... can it be adapted to use with a modern computer?
by Tha_Pig
08 Jul 2018, 08:14
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Rescuing keyboard puppies from the pound
Replies: 27
Views: 1764

Nice harvest.
by Tha_Pig
07 Jul 2018, 01:36
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Thoughts on elecom huge?
Replies: 10
Views: 3397

ag36 wrote: I have one but my hands are too small for it, thinking of giving it to charity shop.
Sell it on Ebay!
by Tha_Pig
07 Jul 2018, 01:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Newbie question.
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Thanks, everyone for your great answers.
I see this is more complicated than I expected. The person who found the keyboards doesn't know much about their origins, he just told me about the phone-like connector. I have to wait until he mails them to me to have more information.
by Tha_Pig
06 Jul 2018, 06:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Newbie question.
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Newbie question.

I apologize in advance for my ignorance.
I know old keyboards with the ps2 connector can be connected to USB using an adaptor.

How about old-style keyboards that have a cable connection that looks like a telephone jack? Is there a way to adapt or modify one of those to use with a modern computer?
by Tha_Pig
27 Jun 2018, 07:08
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboard Haul - Type Setting Shop Episode #1
Replies: 22
Views: 1231

Wow! It's like the Tutankhamun's tomb of keyboards!
by Tha_Pig
23 Jun 2018, 01:32
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Bass's vintage keyboard haul, round 3
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Those are beautiful, especially the first one. Where you find them?
by Tha_Pig
19 Jun 2018, 13:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3656
Views: 180649

Noobmaen wrote:
This is a wyse pce rebrand, should be the PC compatible version. Switches are MX black[/quote]

Thanks a lot for the information!
by Tha_Pig
19 Jun 2018, 13:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3656
Views: 180649

Lucent was a division of AT&T. They used comcodes (the cc number on the label). If you want to know what it is used for you can do a web search for the comcode, or if that fails I can give u an email for an old AT&T dealer friend in TX. Thanks for the information. I don't have the keyboards yet, my...
by Tha_Pig
19 Jun 2018, 04:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3656
Views: 180649

My brother sent me these he found at work. I have been searching around and I found confusing and contradictory info on this one. Anyone knows anything about it?
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by Tha_Pig
17 Jun 2018, 21:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Just did some experiments with spray can paints on my model f XT
Replies: 35
Views: 1884

It looks beautiful. Great job.
by Tha_Pig
10 Jun 2018, 05:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M2... worth restoring?
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Blaise170 wrote: Capacitors are electrical devices that hold temporary stores of power and are used whenever the usual supply of power is too low.
Yeah, but can they hold... 1.21 Jigawatts?
by Tha_Pig
09 Jun 2018, 16:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M2... worth restoring?
Replies: 9
Views: 495

j0d1 wrote: If you do restore it, PM me what you need exactly as I have a donor board.
Free of charge, of course, only pay the shipping (should be around 8 - 10$).
Since you have the means to fix it and most probably are better informed on these matters... Would you like to have it?
by Tha_Pig
09 Jun 2018, 15:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M2... worth restoring?
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Unfortunately, the missing caps are going to be a problem because they have unique profiles (yes, plural) different from the other model M and F boards. If you can find them, or combine this unit with another donor to get one functional board, I say it's worth trying. As Blaise says, test the capac...
by Tha_Pig
09 Jun 2018, 15:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M2... worth restoring?
Replies: 9
Views: 495

I like the M2 and would restore it myself, but with two major caveats. One, the capacitor almost certainly needs to be replaced as they are notoriously bad. Secondly, rebuilding the keyboard after disassembly is probably the most annoying thing you will ever do in your life. I love dismantling thin...
by Tha_Pig
08 Jun 2018, 18:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M2... worth restoring?
Replies: 9
Views: 495

IBM Model M2... worth restoring?

I found this. What do you guys think? Worth restoring? Or should I sell it for parts?
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by Tha_Pig
04 Jun 2018, 13:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cybernetic Data Products Keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 1366

Nice find and restoration job.

I used to see vintage computer stuff at Goodwill all the times, but the stores in my area stopped selling computer stuff years ago, allegedly because of some environment related law. :cry:
by Tha_Pig
02 Jun 2018, 13:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F 5155 Restoration
Replies: 37
Views: 1864

That looks like some kind of fossil. It would be quite a job, but half the fun is in the challenge!
I wish you the best luck in this project and keep posting your progress.
by Tha_Pig
01 Jun 2018, 06:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mystery machine found.
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Hey man just wanted to chime in and say that I noticed that the ribbon connector snufflecat linked will not work because it's for small modern SMD stuff like camera screen connectors. Hope you haven't ordered it yet! Just desolder the one from the machine with solder wick. Thanks for the tip. I hav...
by Tha_Pig
28 May 2018, 20:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mystery machine found.
Replies: 13
Views: 616

I'm not sure, but I guess getting one of theese: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/30-Pcs-FPC-FFC-0-5mm-Pitch-19-Pin-Drawer-Type-Ribbon-Flat-Connector-Top-Contact/32730403271.html would dramatically increase the chances of being able to connect it to a teensy, at least. :) Thanks! That looks like an ...
by Tha_Pig
27 May 2018, 06:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mystery machine found.
Replies: 13
Views: 616

maybe you could check the ribbon cable with a multimeter or something (or the main PCB of the machine) to get it working on a teensy? That would be neat. Thanks for the suggestion. I could try. But my knowledge of electronics is not very good. Unless I find some kind of idiot-proof kit I allows me ...

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