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by jacksonh22
15 Jul 2020, 21:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 1976 Zentec 9003 Keyboard - Key Tronic Magnetic Reed
Replies: 0
Views: 491

1976 Zentec 9003 Keyboard - Key Tronic Magnetic Reed

Some photos of my Zentec 9003 keyboard from 1976. It uses Key Tronic Magnetic Reed Switches. The switches feel very nice, they're extremely smooth. They are stiff, however; I'd guess 80 grams. Key Tronic makes my favorite type of vintage keyboards, specifically for their looks. The keycaps are my fa...
by jacksonh22
24 Jun 2020, 05:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: RS232 to USB?
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: RS232 to USB?

Hi everybody, thanks for the responses. Unfortunately, I've never worked on converting a board before so most of what you all are saving is just sounding like gibberish... lol.

There's no documentation about this terminal online, but I assume it's running standard RS232.
by jacksonh22
23 Jun 2020, 01:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 80's Honeywell hall effect keyboard w/ 4B3E switches
Replies: 2
Views: 737

80's Honeywell hall effect keyboard w/ 4B3E switches

Recently I had the opportunity to pick up six early 80's Honeywell terminals, each which came with an extremely nice keyboard in Honeywell's infamous white and gray color scheme. The terminal + keyboard design itself is one of my favorites in existence, due to the sharp lines and the 'secret laborat...
by jacksonh22
07 Jun 2020, 19:51
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23695
Views: 1753240

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Lekrafter wrote:
06 Jun 2020, 08:31
https://www.ebay.com/itm/163981499387
Seems like smk vintage linear, fair price.
that's for a liberty freedom terminal
by jacksonh22
04 Jun 2020, 05:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Room full of IBM beam spring keyboards!
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: Room full of IBM beam spring keyboards!

Weezer wrote:
03 Jun 2020, 18:17
Holy shit. Someone needs to rescue those.

Who wants to take a trip to Italy with me? Lol
by jacksonh22
03 Jun 2020, 17:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Room full of IBM beam spring keyboards!
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Re: Room full of IBM beam spring keyboards!

I know of a similar video! Another room full of beamspring keyboards & terminals, however, this is more recent. These computers are not doing so well, though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrx1tK5xcAk&t=4m20s

Starts at 4 minutes and 20 seconds
by jacksonh22
26 May 2020, 04:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: RS232 to USB?
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: RS232 to USB?

Real RS-232, with voltages up to like ±15 V? Or TTL level serial with the RS232 bit encoding? Most keyboards would have the latter. Full-blown terminals would have the former. For TTL serial to USB, there are standard chips like FTDI https://www.adafruit.com/product/70 or https://www.sparkfun.com/p...
by jacksonh22
26 May 2020, 02:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: RS232 to USB?
Replies: 9
Views: 933

RS232 to USB?

Does anyone know how to convert a standard RS232 output to USB? I have a few RS232 keyboards, but I have no clue as to how to convert them. Any help would be awesome.
by jacksonh22
26 May 2020, 02:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Has anyone purchased keyboards from this seller?
Replies: 13
Views: 1352

Re: Has anyone purchased keyboards from this seller?

I'd suggest you get a refund ASAP. All the sellers' reviews as a seller are greater than a year old, and it's very possible the reviews are several years old. Maybe Ebay has a feature where you can't get a refund after 30 days, and that's why the shipping estimate is so long. Here's my guess as to w...
by jacksonh22
26 Apr 2020, 15:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Honeywell Hall Effect Keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 1170

Re: Honeywell Hall Effect Keyboard

What model terminal is that? One of the first video terminals I ever used, back in 1981, was a Honeywell VIP 7801. I believe the model is a of the “BCRU” variant - however, there’s no telltale way to know for sure on this one. The information about these systems online is extremely limited, and the...
by jacksonh22
26 Apr 2020, 15:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Honeywell Hall Effect Keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 1170

Re: Honeywell Hall Effect Keyboard

Invisius wrote:
21 Apr 2020, 07:47
Always thought these were some of the nicest looking terminals. Yours is no exception, very clean!

Are those switches the SD linear type? I have yet to come across one of their own keyboards in the wild.
I believe so!
by jacksonh22
21 Apr 2020, 07:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Honeywell Hall Effect Keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 1170

Honeywell Hall Effect Keyboard

This is my early 80's Honeywell hall effect keyboard. There's a similar version that's been posted here a few times, but this one is different. There's no numpad and the navcluster is diamond shaped. Strangely, the A,S,D,F and J,K,L,: keys are all indented more than the other keys. The switches are ...
by jacksonh22
26 Mar 2020, 20:32
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Vintage Colorful SA Boards - Maybe Key Tronic?
Replies: 0
Views: 280

[WTB] Vintage Colorful SA Boards - Maybe Key Tronic?

Looking to buy any vintage SA board, if they're colorful I'll probably want it! Boards like Key Tronic are perfect.
by jacksonh22
26 Mar 2020, 16:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Raytheon
Replies: 13
Views: 1467

Re: Raytheon

This is for the Raytheon PTS-100 terminal. fantastic keyboard!
by jacksonh22
16 Feb 2020, 22:54
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB: Key Tronic Foam & Foil Keyboards
Replies: 0
Views: 190

WTB: Key Tronic Foam & Foil Keyboards

Looking to buy any Key Tronic Foam & Foil Keyboards
by jacksonh22
12 Feb 2020, 23:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Zentec 9003 Terminal Keyboard - Key Tronic Switches
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: Zentec 9003 Terminal Keyboard - Key Tronic Switches

OldIsNew wrote:
07 Feb 2020, 04:13
I like that one! Are those switches Keytronic magnetic reed? Nice pics and good luck with getting it working.
I'm not entirely sure, but I believe so!
by jacksonh22
22 Jan 2020, 23:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Zentec 9003 Terminal Keyboard - Key Tronic Switches
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Zentec 9003 Terminal Keyboard - Key Tronic Switches

I recently picked up this mid 1970's Zentec 9003 terminal on Ebay. Surprisingly, there's very little information about the terminal online and I'm sure, for most of you, this your first time seeing this keyboard. It weighs in at about 11 lbs and houses some old Key Tronic linear switches. I love the...

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