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by E TwentyNine
26 Mar 2019, 14:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2083
Views: 117751

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Why the notched corners at the bottom instead of the original diagonal cut? Minus the cutout, is the dimension the same, looks a little shorter.

I think with a little dremelling of the barrel an original flipper would fit, so long as you don't need the side screws (e.g. in an original board).
by E TwentyNine
22 Mar 2019, 16:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2083
Views: 117751

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

lot_lizard wrote:
21 Mar 2019, 08:31
The debate point becomes whether the flipper and barrel be interchangeable with legacy barrels and flippers.
I'd think with the shortening/removal of the circular support on the bottom corners (as was suggested somewhere up there) old flippers would work fine in the new barrels.
by E TwentyNine
12 Mar 2019, 02:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2083
Views: 117751

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Thanks for the update. It's always possible they might have some unexpected availability before then, no? Still, it's not that far off.

Are you going to "revive" all the orders from the original group buy before opening it up to new buyers?
by E TwentyNine
01 Feb 2019, 12:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2083
Views: 117751

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

I let them know that i would be happy to work with them anytime. I am also trying to get to more meetups and give folks a "hands-on" with the CSSK. It is very impressive in person. Someone from here did attempt to work with Unicomp - M'er Forever mocked up a modern SSK interpretation, and recall th...
by E TwentyNine
11 Jan 2019, 02:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2083
Views: 117751

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Cutting down a fullsize M case to fit an SSK is dirt simple. Though if someone made a new smaller form factor case for this that might be a good idea.

Is someone going to work on a new logo for the Mara?
by E TwentyNine
11 Aug 2018, 15:48
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

Nuum wrote: That is (or was) a Vectrex!

Also what is up with that picclick link? Couldn't you link directly to Ebay instead?
Those were sweet machines, completely vector graphic based (as the name implies). Almost bought one just so I could play Star Castle as it was meant to be played.
by E TwentyNine
18 Jul 2018, 14:56
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

Fully refurbished and converted IBM 3278 Beamspring with odd tripple shot GREEN APL layout: https://www.ebay.com/itm/253757176042 Doubt it's going to last long given that these keycaps are definitely uncommon. This seller is also known for quality restorations. Wow. Don't know that I've seen one of...
by E TwentyNine
15 Jun 2018, 16:25
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

digital_matthew wrote: I wonder if those grey numpad keys originally came from an unsaver. They really don't make sense on a keyboard that already has a numpad.
It's a data entry setup. Note the numeric rows are inverted compared to the numpad.
by E TwentyNine
10 Jun 2018, 16:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: A proposal for a new SSK
Replies: 547
Views: 21475

I'd like to believe M'er is still kicking around here under a different name. Guy had some skills, he was in contact with Unicomp, and I'd like to believe something would have come of it. People can be fucking toxic online, especially the keycap warriors who don't get the history of the domain. My a...
by E TwentyNine
06 Jun 2018, 14:16
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

Is this legit or aftermarket modded? https://m.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-Personal-Computer-Model-F-XT-Mechanical-83-Key-Keyboard-Black-Red/232795897722?rmvSB=true&ul_ref=http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5574735181&toolid=10001&campid=5336086427&icep_item=232795897722&...
by E TwentyNine
25 May 2018, 02:07
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

Brett MacK wrote: Get your wallets out boys
https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Vintage-H ... 2662708440
Those were actually decent little boxes back in the day, they went for cheap quick after they were released. There was a Barbie one too.
by E TwentyNine
14 May 2018, 14:55
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

Sweet. I'd clean it up and put it on display. Looks like something out of 70's sci-fi.
by E TwentyNine
11 May 2018, 16:12
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

digital_matthew wrote: IBM 3104 B Digitalwriter
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-1982-Digit ... SwLoxa9LhT
Seller thinks it's a beamspring but even without it, is still a decent price for a complete system.
by E TwentyNine
17 Apr 2018, 23:42
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

Gheez $80 is a stretch for that keyboard which is what it usually goes for. That is crazy. Someone is going to be sorely disappointed that this is not an Unsaver Model F but a Domesaver. Micro switch ST is a very good rubber dome to be fair, but this price is still insane. Very surprised it sold so...
by E TwentyNine
17 Apr 2018, 02:10
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

Just cuz: https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-keyboard-model-3278-Beam-spring-vintage-also-on-cyrillic-Very-Rare/152986231150 Last one of this same model didn't sell at an auction with opening bid of $1500, so not sure why this seller is going for 50% more without best offer as an option. It should be not...
by E TwentyNine
16 Apr 2018, 21:04
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-IBM-Type-F-Model-F122-APL-Keyboard/152985564442 F122 APL apparently, but pics aren’t that great of the caps. If it’s the originals, the backspace should have front facing “APL” on it not always true, my apl f122 never had such front printing You're certain it's legit? ...
by E TwentyNine
25 Mar 2018, 19:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2083
Views: 117751

green-squid wrote: I think we kind of can.
You're free to forget about the project.
by E TwentyNine
16 Mar 2018, 21:33
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

JP! wrote: 129 IBM Card Data Recorder (1971) - $1000
That actually seems a very reasonable price.
by E TwentyNine
09 Mar 2018, 15:47
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

Yeah I wouldn't count on that. The market cycles like a damn rollercoaster.
by E TwentyNine
04 Mar 2018, 15:47
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Model MF - GB CLOSED
Replies: 1131
Views: 70687

https://deskthority.net/idollar-u6930/ You can also try to PM lot lizard (the OP of this thread) but he's been really busy recently and hasn't been around the forums. I have messaged him. Does he visit DT often? Someone usually bumps the thread every month or two, he knows the interest remains, no ...
by E TwentyNine
02 Mar 2018, 17:48
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

You have a certain youtuber to thank for overhyping the shit out of these things. They have been referred to as 'the best clicky switch' and 'the holy grail' both of which are subjective and are used constantly. I sold my 3278 like a year ago now and kept with capacitive buckling springs. When both...
by E TwentyNine
02 Mar 2018, 00:24
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

This two bottom right, definitely. They're smaller so they must be cheaper. Looks like the numpad broke off. Don't laugh too much, originally the SSK's *were* cheaper because they were seen as lesser functionality than a fullsize. They were targeted for home use (e.g PS/2 Mod 30 which is exactly th...
by E TwentyNine
16 Feb 2018, 15:44
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

I honestly question the origin. It looks like a standard repainted to me, because I would have expect a black square badge on an industrial keyboard made in that timeframe. The keyboard is real with that badge. Definitely not buckling spring. I have one and created the wiki page for it. I'm familia...
by E TwentyNine
16 Feb 2018, 15:37
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

ekeppel wrote: It's legit. I've seen them before and almost got suckered in thinking they were buckling spring myself. There's a DT wiki page for it if you are wondering more about the model.
I know. Reread what I wrote there and a few comments up.

I'm talking about the BS XT Industrial I linked.
by E TwentyNine
16 Feb 2018, 15:27
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

I've only ever seen one BS XT industrial:

http://clickykeyboards.com/product/ibm- ... 83-key-xt/

I honestly question the origin. It looks like a standard repainted to me, because I would have expect a black square badge on an industrial keyboard made in that timeframe.
by E TwentyNine
16 Feb 2018, 15:16
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

j0d1 wrote: It's a Model F but not buckling springs?
If not, I guess you could use the case on a buckling springs XT.
You can't, it's a completely different structure than a BS XT.

It's nothing but a showpiece collectible.
by E TwentyNine
08 Dec 2017, 22:40
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

Techno Trousers wrote: Those keys might be pretty sweet to one of the few people who use numlock on their SSK to enter numbers.
If they want to drive themselves insane. The order is wrong for an ssk.
by E TwentyNine
09 Nov 2017, 21:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2083
Views: 117751

Monthly bump, awaiting exit from limbo, hope all is well LL.
by E TwentyNine
27 Sep 2017, 23:03
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22698
Views: 1302484

Is 85$ a good price for F XTs these days? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1980s-IBM-Model-Personal-Computer-Keyboard-/322775305504 Yes that's not too bad. How about 60$? http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Vintage-Original-Computer-Keyboard-For-5150-PC-/263232728750 With insane shipping rates. There is no ...

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