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by inmbolmie
22 Jan 2021, 08:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recreating the Lisp keyboard (10 years later)
Replies: 26
Views: 1431

Re: Recreating the Lisp keyboard (10 years later)

Impressive... Expensive but I think that the price is reasonable given the effort and exclusivity, even "cheap". I value you had the guts to go for the Alps/Matias road, given that the immense majority of the market goes cherry these days. I cannot even believe you managed to make that "homemade" do...
by inmbolmie
14 Jan 2021, 16:14
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1922
Views: 203327

Re: Stuff you just bought

shine wrote:
14 Jan 2021, 14:37
I just got a working 3101 :D Manufactured week 28 1983
:o
by inmbolmie
07 Jan 2021, 17:36
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2214059

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Riptide666 wrote:
07 Jan 2021, 16:42
Mmmm, that reminds me of something...

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by inmbolmie
02 Jan 2021, 22:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Model M SSK Case
Replies: 15
Views: 739

Re: Model M SSK Case

Awesome 3D models! Hopefully there will be one day when you can get reasonable surface quality with 3D printing for projects like this. The problem with any project that depends on injection moulding is always the same, when you realize the astronomical costs of the required tooling and moulds, then...
by inmbolmie
29 Dec 2020, 20:56
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 86
Views: 10540

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

mr_a500 wrote:
29 Dec 2020, 18:36
It might look a little too obvious though. I'd look like this:
LOL, those systems are inherently anti-theft, imagine running away from the security guys while holding that.
by inmbolmie
29 Dec 2020, 19:07
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 86
Views: 10540

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

I've never actually seen any photos of it other than in IBM ads, so there's no chance of finding one of those either. Well, the wiki has a couple of photos of that terminal. https://deskthority.net/wiki/IBM_Beam_Spring_Keyboards#4979 https://deskthority.net/wiki/images/1/1b/Large_SMG00080825.jpg ht...
by inmbolmie
29 Dec 2020, 18:55
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: My new keyboard came in!
Replies: 69
Views: 3554

Re: My new keyboard came in!

That could have been very elaborately photoshopped as well... :lol:
by inmbolmie
24 Dec 2020, 17:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3679
Views: 332001

Re: Alps Appreciation

For the Alps fanboys, nice video from Adrian's Digital Basement featuring a Leading Edge computer and of course its matching Alps keyboard. mqDQ7S5A0Xc If you want to go directly to the Alps lottery part, skip to 17:48 https://youtu.be/mqDQ7S5A0Xc?t=1068 Looks like he's a blue Alps fan too ^^ . :!:...
by inmbolmie
22 Dec 2020, 22:41
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: My new keyboard came in!
Replies: 69
Views: 3554

Re: My new keyboard came in!

My bet also for that industrial Model M.
by inmbolmie
22 Dec 2020, 00:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3679
Views: 332001

Re: Alps Appreciation

For the Alps fanboys, nice video from Adrian's Digital Basement featuring a Leading Edge computer and of course its matching Alps keyboard.

If you want to go directly to the Alps lottery part, skip to 17:48

https://youtu.be/mqDQ7S5A0Xc?t=1068
by inmbolmie
15 Dec 2020, 17:23
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2214059

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Katano switches Someone needs to make 'a hipro silenced orange' variant so that we can have an Ahsokatano switch... ...and then get their asses sued by Disney #worthit I smell a marketing opportunity. Disney is not shy about putting "Star Wars" on anything and everything that can be consumed. Maybe...
by inmbolmie
30 Nov 2020, 17:56
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2214059

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

jgaynor wrote:
30 Nov 2020, 05:55
cheap pair of SSK (plastic?) plates with keycaps/barrels but no springs:
They look like if they were rescued from the deepest dungeons of Computer Reset. Hey! even the seller is in Texas! Maybe...
by inmbolmie
15 Nov 2020, 01:48
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1922
Views: 203327

Re: Stuff you just bought

Just bought the in worst condition IBM Thinkpad 700c ever. The rubber finish is a sticky mess and for everything that can be possibly broken, it is. The keyboard seems to be in quite decent condition though. Obviously I paid next to nothing for it. I see it as an amusement project. I was curious abo...
by inmbolmie
04 Nov 2020, 18:14
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2214059

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

MMcM wrote:
04 Nov 2020, 17:59
Are these keycaps wood?

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26078/lot/59/
Asking $50.000 for a calculator prototype? What do they smoke at Bonhams?
by inmbolmie
02 Nov 2020, 13:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 3278 Beam Spring restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 4362

Re: IBM 3278 Beam Spring restoration

This is the 3mm thick stuff, compresses to less than 1mm easily. I think that I really ordered 2mm thick, they messed up the order and received 3mm thick but it is really OK anyway.
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by inmbolmie
02 Nov 2020, 13:22
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 3278 Beam Spring restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 4362

Re: IBM 3278 Beam Spring restoration

The one perfectly working for me was 100mm ( https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00L6YAN42/ref=pe_3044161_189395811_TE_SCE_3p_dp_1 ) It links to the German Amazon, but it contains the details. Thanks! I'm guessing that rubber is quite incompressible? I think I saw someone used EVA foam successfully also. Als...
by inmbolmie
01 Nov 2020, 15:27
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5110 find
Replies: 20
Views: 1910

Re: IBM 5110 find

New video from Retro Recipes about the old story of a time traveller looking for an IBM 5100

by inmbolmie
30 Oct 2020, 15:40
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] SELECTRIC I with blue keycaps or just the keycaps
Replies: 18
Views: 952

Re: [WTB] SELECTRIC I with blue keycaps or just the keycaps

Now $442 with still one day to go... doesn't look like it will end cheap.
by inmbolmie
29 Oct 2020, 22:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need a beamspring keycap (8)
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: Need a beamspring keycap (8)

Almost... Orihalcon has a "7" for sale just now in his Ebay store. Maybe a repeated "7" would be better that an empty space, until you can fin a proper "8"

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/CHOOSE-Single-K ... 3807911162
by inmbolmie
26 Oct 2020, 22:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Very Odd Problem with Alps / Alps Clone Keyboards
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Very Odd Problem with Alps / Alps Clone Keyboards

This has to be a glitch in the Matrix. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by inmbolmie
25 Oct 2020, 13:03
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2214059

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Wodan wrote:
25 Oct 2020, 12:50
A bot bidding war?

What dystopian future do you live in?
You look sus, maybe you made that bid and vented here afterwards to make us believe that you are not a bot... :lol:
by inmbolmie
25 Oct 2020, 12:44
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2214059

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Maybe the arab oil sheicks are getting into mechs or something... If a F107 is worth $3.000+ then I imagine that for an original F77 you should expect something like $30.000 :? . But I won't be surprised if it only was an accidental stupid bot bidding war and we see it relisted soon. But if it's leg...
by inmbolmie
20 Oct 2020, 22:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fixing beamspring modules
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Fixing beamspring modules

yeah if they break again I will try this but there was one repaird switch I used as a fidget toy extensively for several weeks and it held up, but I see your point in the flexible glue but. this is my "ghetto screw 250$ parts" attempt It is very useful to know that this works, because it is so easy...
by inmbolmie
20 Oct 2020, 19:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fixing beamspring modules
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Fixing beamspring modules

It is a good idea to assign that repaired switches to less used keys. I feel that stock superglue is too rigid and will fall apart after some time with heavy use. There are similar products that add some flexibility, like "superglue ultra gel control". I would prefer something like that for this kin...
by inmbolmie
15 Oct 2020, 17:44
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2214059

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

JP! wrote:
15 Oct 2020, 17:26
cakeanalytics wrote:
15 Oct 2020, 16:53
Displaywriter beamspring, BIN at $999
https://www.ebay.com/itm/293783994433?ul_noapp=true
Attack of the Clones!
by inmbolmie
10 Oct 2020, 11:38
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2214059

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Missing that many keys and still asking for $5000?! The balls of certain sellers... Yeah the thing is the most valuable part of that board is the rare keycaps, which falls drastically if you don't have a complete set and missing a spacebar :roll: Well, I'm not pretty sure here. Are those the usual ...
by inmbolmie
07 Oct 2020, 22:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The Memespring: A Restoration Log
Replies: 30
Views: 2515

Re: The Memespring: A Restoration Log

Things have been recovered from the Titanic looking better than this keyboard. Good luck with the restoration!
by inmbolmie
05 Oct 2020, 22:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: I built an entire windows 10 pc inside my model M
Replies: 13
Views: 970

Re: I built an entire windows 10 pc inside my model M

It is incredible how small those computers are... you may well have added a dozen inside the M122 and say that you have built a supercomputer cluster inside a keyboard!
by inmbolmie
04 Oct 2020, 19:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: I built an entire windows 10 pc inside my model M
Replies: 13
Views: 970

Re: I built an entire windows 10 pc inside my model M

There are some similar commercial solutions for sale, but of course it is much better to do it in style inside a Model M...

Would be nice to see some images of the internals.
by inmbolmie
02 Oct 2020, 08:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 terminal USB conversion (but not what you think)
Replies: 63
Views: 13555

Re: IBM 5251 terminal USB conversion (but not what you think)

thats cool, ive found some; let me know if these work, im planning on spinning up my own to do some data-sniffing around a system 32/34/36/38 i have occasional access to. here are my notes for the 5250 anyway: connector for panel mount connector Amphenol 082-5590-RFX cable ends use Amphenol 082-558...

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