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by Tehrasha
11 Jan 2017, 07:12
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: 3DConnexion products
Replies: 26
Views: 3313

The 'spaceball' and the 'magellan' were separate designs from different companies. The German design which became the Magellan was used to control the space shuttle arm. After several corporate changes/buyouts/mergers, both designs were eventually acquired by Logitech, and then spun off into the 3dC...
by Tehrasha
11 Jan 2017, 06:54
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: What's the deal with RS6000 LPFs / LPFKs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

jacobolus wrote: > IBM ones had complete spheres on a curved grid

Can you link to a picture of what you’re talking about here?
I believe he is referring to the IBM branded Spaceball 2003 that was used on RS6000 series graphics stations.

by Tehrasha
07 Oct 2015, 02:26
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3290-1 Keypad (Part Number 6018100 and 6018109)
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

Now that's pretty damn nice! Goes well with an SGI Granite, as seen above. Anyone converted one of these for modern 3D design use? I have been trying to get my Spaceball 1003 to interface with spacenavd under linux, but the serial interface is non-standard (SGI) and I have not been able to do much ...
by Tehrasha
07 Oct 2013, 07:47
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 424
Views: 37717

The ball device to the right of the keyboard on the left edge is a Spaceball 2003 six-axis controller, also painted black. There were some 2003s rebranded by IBM, which were naturally black. Large image linked rather than spam the thread..... (

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