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by larryniven
21 Dec 2016, 18:24
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24368
Views: 2223133

F122 with APL legends He has two others listed without APL caps http://www.ebay.com/itm/351938139327?ul_noapp=true No sure if this has been discussed here or not. I had a pretty bad experience buying keyboards from him. I purchased a keyboard advertised as having APL keycaps. He sent a regular Mode...
by larryniven
28 Aug 2016, 20:46
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24368
Views: 2223133

by larryniven
04 Aug 2016, 01:45
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24368
Views: 2223133

http://www.ebay.com/itm/112079867737 Model M with APL caps? Those smell like Hooleon or the like to me. The company has been around since the mid-80s, and that font face and weight looks familiar. The X, S, G, Numpad, etc... Just a touch off http://shop.hooleon.com Can you elaborate a bit more? I c...
by larryniven
03 Aug 2016, 19:26
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24368
Views: 2223133

by larryniven
08 Mar 2016, 17:45
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24368
Views: 2223133

by larryniven
02 Mar 2016, 07:29
Forum: Gallery
Topic: AT&T KBD 305B
Replies: 15
Views: 2354

Need a typing demonstration please :D I tried a few random keys (all bottomed out) followed by a few click on the spacebar at the end. https://soundcloud.com/larryniven/ibm-model-m https://soundcloud.com/larryniven/att-kbd-305b The standard M feels crisp, while the AT&T one feels dampened. But the ...
by larryniven
01 Mar 2016, 23:10
Forum: Gallery
Topic: AT&T KBD 305B
Replies: 15
Views: 2354

AT&T KBD 305B

I believe this is the one appeared on ebay a while ago. A friend of mine got it. He didn't know what to do with it, because the 6p6c to PS/2 cable is missing. He ended up swapping a working model M with me. Seems like I will need to solder a 6p6c to PS/2 on my own like the Dolch PAC keyboard. The pi...
by larryniven
07 Feb 2016, 07:13
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Blue Alps
Replies: 48
Views: 7137

jacobolus wrote: Wow. So how effective are the F row keys with those enormous keycaps? Do you mind taking a side-view picture of the switches with keycaps on them without the case in the way?
This is the best I can get. It's not perfectly orthogonal.

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by larryniven
02 Feb 2016, 06:46
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Blue Alps
Replies: 48
Views: 7137

Compgeke wrote: Are there any closeup shots of the keyboard controller IC?
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Intel inside :)
Mattr567 wrote: The second one we've seen. Quirky board!

What does the PCB look like? It is made by Alps Electric?
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No labels anywhere on the PCB.
by larryniven
01 Feb 2016, 18:20
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Blue Alps
Replies: 48
Views: 7137

0100010 wrote: Need a shot of one column of keys from every row, upside down in a line; so we can see the stem lengths mentioned.
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Pretty long stem. Right? ;)

For an IC photo, I will open up the case tonight.
by larryniven
01 Feb 2016, 04:52
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Blue Alps
Replies: 48
Views: 7137

WTFing F? That is the weirdest thing I've seen since starting the hobby. What's the part number? Edit: WTFing M is more appropriate. Here's the back of the keyboard. It even says "Model M." http://i.imgur.com/hYsSg86.jpg This keyboard is actually rescued from a public school in Chicago suburb. A fr...
by larryniven
01 Feb 2016, 03:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Blue Alps
Replies: 48
Views: 7137

IBM Blue Alps

Just manage to save a weird keyboard. It's an IBM keyboard with blue alps. http://i.imgur.com/GBrMiB7.jpg When I first received it, the typing experience is totally unacceptable. It's really hard to even press down the keys when you hit them off the center. I guess it's due to the dust inside the sl...
by larryniven
02 Jun 2015, 18:59
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5110
Replies: 16
Views: 2772

Indeed. I really like that ISO Return on beamspring. And some real Shift keys! We might have a special interest in your caps, Larry: http://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/hi-profile-pbt-dye-sub-the-time-has-come-t10805.html Sure. I can take photos or measure the caps. No PBT double- or tripple-shots? ...
by larryniven
02 Jun 2015, 05:49
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5110
Replies: 16
Views: 2772

IBM 5110

http://i.imgur.com/KN0N1hp.jpg Around mid-May, I had to skip Keycon and spent 4 days driving from Chicago to Denver to get this beast back. A very kind man decided to donate the machine so that more people can get to see it, so here I am telling the story of this still working machine. It first app...
by larryniven
21 Apr 2015, 01:10
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3278 A02
Replies: 25
Views: 3536

Redmaus wrote: I feel so left out now... They probably have a full warehouse of NIB unsavers there... :(
Most of the used keyboards aren't NIB as far as I know. No unsaver and no kishsaver either... :(
by larryniven
19 Apr 2015, 20:39
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3278 A02
Replies: 25
Views: 3536

Do you have measurements of the case? I smell golden ratio. Really nice format. Pretty close. The width is 17 in, and the depth is 10 in. Very nice. Anymore of those hiding over there? I hope there are as well, but sadly it's the opposite. Think I could kill for one of these. Where do you live did ...
by larryniven
18 Apr 2015, 23:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3278 A02
Replies: 25
Views: 3536

That's a beauty! Where on Earth did you find this one? I bought it from China. I'm lucky to know a few people who have access to vintage keyboards. For some reason, lots of vintage keyboards are sent (sold?) to China. I'm surprised that those in China are actually better preserved than those in the...
by larryniven
18 Apr 2015, 22:58
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3278 A02
Replies: 25
Views: 3536

IBM 3278 A02

Just acquired an IBM 3278 A02 in good condition. The foam seems to be removed already. I can see the metal plate through the gap of the keycaps. http://i.imgur.com/xqc1oBA.jpg Huge IBM logo :shock: http://i.imgur.com/kQLDEna.jpg The power buttons are slightly different than Halvar's and Monster-Toys...

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