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by karlmartin95
15 Jan 2021, 01:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM 3276 versus 5251
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: IBM 3276 versus 5251

I'll choose the 3276 between those two, but currently I have a "middle" version, the 5280 "Beamfoot", it has the 5251 layout with a palm wrest:

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by karlmartin95
02 Jan 2021, 06:36
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Plans for the present and the future
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: Plans for the present and the future

I'm a NodeJS developer so if you need some advice pm me!
by karlmartin95
31 Dec 2020, 19:56
Forum: Other languages
Topic: Cómo hacer un Soarer Converter (ahora en español)
Replies: 1
Views: 4986

Re: Cómo hacer un Soarer Converter (ahora en español)

Se agradece la documentación, un lujo como siempre PlacaFromHell!
by karlmartin95
29 Nov 2020, 00:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Kimtron Terminal Keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Kimtron Terminal Keyboard

Hi community! Today I want to share with you a recently find, it's a Kimtron Terminal AT like keyboard: https://i.imgur.com/ZZX0fsO.jpg https://i.imgur.com/XGKc845.jpg https://i.imgur.com/RfX29AZ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/owweeUM.jpg I'd like to know more about this board, it uses Black Space Invaders...
by karlmartin95
27 Nov 2020, 03:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot
Replies: 32
Views: 4014

Re: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot

ifohancroft wrote:
25 Nov 2020, 05:37
Might be a bit of a weird request, but can you please take and post a picture of the keycaps dead on from the top, like a straight up 90 degrees angle between the camera and the keycaps?
Yes sure, here you have one:

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by karlmartin95
24 Nov 2020, 21:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot
Replies: 32
Views: 4014

Re: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot

ro0llo wrote:
24 Nov 2020, 17:23
Nice work on that paintjob! How did you got such a nice result with that?
Thanks! I didn't paint it, a friend of mine did the job, a nice one.
by karlmartin95
24 Nov 2020, 16:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: RANKING VINTAGE SWITCHES thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1869

Re: RANKING VINTAGE SWITCHES thread

hellothere wrote:
20 Nov 2020, 23:31
Chyros wrote:
18 Nov 2020, 14:27
Blue, orange and CBS are in the lead!
I'm going to register 50 accounts just so I can vote for Cherry MX Brown :P.
MX Brown Vintage is actually very good, I'm using a Compaq MX 11800 with that switch right now.
by karlmartin95
24 Nov 2020, 13:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot
Replies: 32
Views: 4014

Re: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot

I just finished restoring my other beamfoot. The plastic top case was already repainted, but all the internal hardware completely restored as you can see in the following images. :D

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by karlmartin95
10 Sep 2020, 18:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot
Replies: 32
Views: 4014

Re: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot

ZedTheMan wrote:
10 Sep 2020, 18:12
What color is that repainted case? I really like it!
RAL 9016, it looks very nice
by karlmartin95
10 Sep 2020, 16:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Technical Manual Project
Replies: 138
Views: 8542

Re: Model F Technical Manual Project

darkcruix wrote:
10 Sep 2020, 15:40
Great photos - thanks so much! They will look fabulous in the document .... I hopefully will find time this evening to update it. This original F77 .... man ... wow
Thanks! If you need something else just PM me.
by karlmartin95
10 Sep 2020, 15:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Technical Manual Project
Replies: 138
Views: 8542

Re: Model F Technical Manual Project

Here some photos, feel free to add them to your manual if you want!

IBM 3178:
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IBM F77:
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IBM Bigfoot:
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by karlmartin95
10 Sep 2020, 14:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Technical Manual Project
Replies: 138
Views: 8542

Re: Model F Technical Manual Project

Hi darkcruix, nice project and I'm willing to help you. I have these model Fs boards: F77 (original), 3178 blue switch and Model F Bigfoot. If you need photos or something just tell me.
by karlmartin95
09 Sep 2020, 15:33
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: IBM part numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 9071

Re: IBM part numbers

IBM 5281 Keyboard (Beamfoot) Spanish Layout

P/N 5642540
MFI 7361670

7640025KE (last weird number on the back of the keyboard)
by karlmartin95
09 Sep 2020, 03:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot
Replies: 32
Views: 4014

Re: [Find] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot

Good news guys, I finished the restoration of one Beamfoot. Internal metal plate repainted: https://i.imgur.com/PqQJwUd.jpg I built the kmnov's controller with an Arduino Pro Micro and it works perfectly! The only problem was that, the controller was designed to be placed horizontally, and this boar...
by karlmartin95
08 Sep 2020, 16:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Tutorial] Cheapest IBM 4704 Keyboard USB Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 2178

Re: [Tutorial] Cheapest IBM 4704 Keyboard USB Conversion

Redmaus wrote:
05 Sep 2020, 08:02
Thanks Karl! I used your method to convert my F107 I got today :D
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I'm glad it worked for you! Happy clicking!
by karlmartin95
21 Jul 2020, 19:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot
Replies: 32
Views: 4014

Re: [Find] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot

Wow, i just got another beamfoot as well, but at 8,12 times the price for just one that's missing one key. Mine is spanish too. If you have a spare "Campo +" keycap contact me! https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=24264 Nice! And yours have the speaker on footer side. When and where did you...
by karlmartin95
21 Jul 2020, 19:50
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Beamfoot keycap + stab | Field +
Replies: 12
Views: 1830

Re: Beamfoot keycap + stab | Field +

Weezer wrote:
21 Jul 2020, 19:38
karlmartin95 wrote:
21 Jul 2020, 19:35
Great find, congrats! Can you confirm if the top case is plastic?
The top case was always plastic on this model. The top cases of the 6580 and the 4978 were also plastic.
Thanks for the data, also I replied the pm you sent me.
by karlmartin95
21 Jul 2020, 19:35
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Beamfoot keycap + stab | Field +
Replies: 12
Views: 1830

Re: Beamfoot keycap + stab | Field +

Great find, congrats! Can you confirm if the top case is plastic?
by karlmartin95
21 Jul 2020, 19:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot
Replies: 32
Views: 4014

Re: [Find] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot

Wow, i just got another beamfoot as well, but at 8,12 times the price for just one that's missing one key. Mine is spanish too. If you have a spare "Campo +" keycap contact me! https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=24264 Nice! And yours have the speaker on footer side. When and where did you...
by karlmartin95
20 Jul 2020, 02:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot
Replies: 32
Views: 4014

Re: [Find] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot

A little yellowed, but other than the contamination shield they look to be in pretty great condition. Have you tested the terminals yet to see if they work? Would be so cool to see a working double-sided setup with these! That "0" key in the corner is just as unusual as the speaker, it looks almost...
by karlmartin95
19 Jul 2020, 19:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot
Replies: 32
Views: 4014

Re: [Find] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot

Yes and no. I tested it with xwhatsit and all keys worked as expected, but havn't given the restoration&cleaning thoroughly. Maybe I should begin this now. ;) Regarding the buzzer, does it work? Original aim is to test the xwhatsit&solenoid driven board. The solenoid worked so I think the buzzer sh...
by karlmartin95
18 Jul 2020, 22:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot
Replies: 32
Views: 4014

Re: [Find] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot

Two 5281s in one time, I'm jealous this time😅😅 Hope I could share a little bit of your happiness.6D854F5D-31AB-4903-BC37-3D06453AE14D.jpeg Hey, did you convert your 5281? Yes and no. I tested it with xwhatsit and all keys worked as expected, but havn't given the restoration&cleaning thoroughly. May...
by karlmartin95
18 Jul 2020, 16:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot
Replies: 32
Views: 4014

Re: [Find] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot

John Doe wrote:
18 Jul 2020, 05:02
Two 5281s in one time, I'm jealous this time😅😅

Spoiler:
Hope I could share a little bit of your happiness.6D854F5D-31AB-4903-BC37-3D06453AE14D.jpeg
Hey, did you convert your 5281?
by karlmartin95
18 Jul 2020, 04:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot
Replies: 32
Views: 4014

[Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot

Hi guys, It's me again. Today I want to show you a loot of IBM boards that I found in a "Financial Company". - x2 IBM 5281 Complete Terminal (Keyboard and Data Terminal) - x2 IBM Terminal Model M (Silver and Blue badge) - A bag full of diskettes and tapes for 5281 machines The gold here is the 5218 ...
by karlmartin95
01 Jul 2020, 01:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 4704 Model F / Model M Transparent Key Template
Replies: 4
Views: 2730

Re: IBM 4704 Model F / Model M Transparent Key Template

Hey, I have the other three remaining templates! they came with 4 M50 NOS that I bought recently.
by karlmartin95
22 Apr 2020, 19:50
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4513
Views: 454230

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

Keybug wrote:
02 Apr 2020, 21:28
How much should I sell my very nice condition Displaywriter Model F for? :D
Hey I'm interested in purchasing you this board, can we discuss on pm?
by karlmartin95
18 Mar 2020, 23:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F BigFoot... 8521
Replies: 9
Views: 1054

Re: IBM Model F BigFoot... 8521

KarlMartin#7820 is my account on Discord, add me and I'll guide you through the process in english or spanish, as you wish.
by karlmartin95
18 Mar 2020, 23:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F BigFoot... 8521
Replies: 9
Views: 1054

Re: IBM Model F BigFoot... 8521

I have the same bigfoot and I did the conversion without a problem using an arduino pro micro and soarer software. Be aware, if using pro micro you have to desolder the TX or RX resistor (i don't remember exactly which one was) in order to have access to one pin of the pinout recommended.
by karlmartin95
31 Dec 2019, 23:30
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A word of thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 2914

A word of thanks

Hello! I want to thanks all of you for choosing me in the Deskthority Awards of 2019 as the winner of the category Finds / Collections / Restorations : https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=23084 , it's an honor for me to be awarded with the Golden Wingnut. https://i.imgur.com/QHI496r.jpg Als...
by karlmartin95
31 Dec 2019, 18:30
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM Pingmaster (Chinese or Japanese)
Replies: 0
Views: 400

[WTB] IBM Pingmaster (Chinese or Japanese)

Hello!

I want to buy an IBM Pingmaster, it could has chinese or japanese layout.
The main condition is that the keyboard should be in the United States.

I need your help guys to find one. Thanks!

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