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by MMcM
23 Jan 2020, 23:15
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22954
Views: 1414496

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/333485384192

I think "Condition: New" may be an exaggeration.
by MMcM
17 Jan 2020, 15:27
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22954
Views: 1414496

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174158360537

No clue about the keyboard, but that Hirschmann MES 160 is an unusual choice.
by MMcM
11 Jan 2020, 04:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: kb for Unicode ツ
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: kb for Unicode ツ

The problem is the receiving side: there is no commonly supported way to send arbitrary Unicode over USB.

For more details, see https://github.com/kiibohd/KiiConf/issues/30 and the thread back here to which it links.
by MMcM
31 Dec 2019, 19:56
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Burroughs TD 830 Series Keyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

Re: Burroughs TD 830 Series Keyboard

So, anyway, the red button is the same SEC - GND circuit as the switch. I guess you can type without the key if you have a friend push it down? burroughs-td830.jpg I also kinda feel like there should be some tamper seal between the black top and the white base. It takes all of ten seconds to pry ope...
by MMcM
31 Dec 2019, 06:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3975
Views: 253935

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Some years ago, we noted a bunch of eBay listings for Micro Switch keyboards from Canada. For instance, here is an archive of one , sold as from a Burroughs machine. I have one like that on the pending pile. KB71SD12-CPS.jpg KB71SD12-SDR.jpg So I spent some time trying to find out more about it. No ...
by MMcM
30 Dec 2019, 19:17
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Convergent Technologies and Negative Serial
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Convergent Technologies and Negative Serial

Another project where I find myself wanting a slightly more powerful UART. A Micro Switch ST-series board from 1987. sc-37225-top-2.jpg The keycaps are dye-sub and if it weren't for those APL legends (and proofreader's Insert and Delete and randomly stepped keys), I probably would have given this on...
by MMcM
25 Dec 2019, 20:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Convergent Technologies and Negative Serial
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Convergent Technologies and Negative Serial

Converting this keyboard with lots of early '80s styling: convergent.jpg Metal case Giant coiled cable Big bezel (okay, medium for the time) Green navigation legends Stepped keycaps for some of these (but not for Lock) Some odd action verbs (even including ACTION itself) Eight keys with led indicato...
by MMcM
23 Dec 2019, 03:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hi-Tek high profile terminal keyboard with a few quirks
Replies: 0
Views: 170

Hi-Tek high profile terminal keyboard with a few quirks

A quick weekend project is an unknown keyboard with Hi-Tek flat-top switch modules. ebay-0.jpg This is rather similar to one that JP! has, with some notable differences: No branding. No LEDs. More function keys. SET UP key at the bottom. Modular connector. I imagine these are from the same line of O...
by MMcM
18 Dec 2019, 15:21
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22954
Views: 1414496

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/324009880201

From TEC 400-series terminal. The "Earlier Keyboard"; the one in Terminals Wiki is the "Current" one.
by MMcM
08 Dec 2019, 05:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: DEC LK01-R ASCII keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: DEC LK01-R ASCII keyboard

Again up to some simple bit operations, this is the same trivial protocol used in the Consul 262.3, a Soviet-era Hall Effect keyboard. A bit more refactoring and that's working too. And I get to delete a now redundant repository with a similar converter! consul-262-3.jpg This is essentially the same...
by MMcM
06 Dec 2019, 16:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Teensy 3.6 keyboard adaptation
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Teensy 3.6 keyboard adaptation

Speaking of Teensy 3.2 and LC: is anyone using them and got some threads about it? Teensy LC is cheaper than Teensy 2.0, though not as cheap as a knock-off Pro Micro. Although I'm not sure that the faster, more powerful, MCU makes a difference for keyboards, there are other random features of these...
by MMcM
06 Dec 2019, 03:29
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22954
Views: 1414496

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

EMC-compliant Unisys keyboard (with XMIT key)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Comput ... 3700794909
by MMcM
02 Dec 2019, 04:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unshifted parentheses
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: Unshifted parentheses

It's the one you have listed as Xerox: Fixed. Thanks. Do you know whether this was an existing board with new keycaps or a from-scratch design? the keyboard on my 1109 The RCS/RI folks don't seem to have any images online of the D-machine I gave them years ago (together with a Space Cadet). I'm afr...
by MMcM
01 Dec 2019, 22:41
Forum: Workshop
Topic: DEC LK01-R ASCII keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 277

DEC LK01-R ASCII keyboard

Having just done (most of) a VT100 converter, I was looking around at other Digital boards. It occurred to me that while the VT100 is a boring, if historically important, keyboard with an interesting communications protocol, the LK01 is an interesting keyboard with a boring, if historically importan...
by MMcM
29 Nov 2019, 07:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: VT100 converter for QMK without an extra UART
Replies: 1
Views: 194

VT100 converter for QMK without an extra UART

I finally got to doing something with another of these old boards. The VT100 isn't a particularly nice keyboard; the VT52 had much more personality. I never used a DEC terminal as my daily one. But VT100s were everywhere, so the nostalgia value is still pretty high. The hardware protocol is also ver...
by MMcM
28 Nov 2019, 19:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard Firmwares: a survey of controllers and converters
Replies: 15
Views: 693

Re: Keyboard Firmwares: a survey of controllers and converters

For the future, I think Circuit Python may be an interesting place to put bets. Adafruit is making boards close to the right form factor and price. And she has people helping to make it a usable ecosystem. For keyboards, there is someone on Tindie selling a macropad. The scan loop and other software...
by MMcM
28 Nov 2019, 18:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Teensy 3.6 keyboard adaptation
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Teensy 3.6 keyboard adaptation

QMK also supports Teensy 3.2 and LC.

The challenge with later boards there is ChibiOS, the RTOS it uses, which doesn't yet support them.
by MMcM
23 Nov 2019, 05:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unshifted parentheses
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Unshifted parentheses

The recent work around the Licon / ITW magnetic valve switches reminded me to look at the photos of Haata's collection of such boards. Which includes a Cortron board with remarkable parens surrounding the number row. Which got me thinking about the periodic recurrence of unshifted parentheses. Full ...
by MMcM
21 Nov 2019, 15:43
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22954
Views: 1414496

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

kmnov2017 wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 14:59
Another storage unit

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4106289673
The Kaypros (looks like three of them, two with cases) stand out, even in the opening overall shot.
by MMcM
20 Nov 2019, 15:27
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Burroughs TD 830 Series Keyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

Re: Burroughs TD 830 Series Keyboard

What does the connector look like on the end of your (presumably original) cable? The one I just snagged from eBay (which also has a big red(!) push button in position A next to the key in position S) has a 16-conductor male that looks like it would fit into an IC socket. But only six wires, and tw...
by MMcM
17 Nov 2019, 17:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: finding a fairlight computer keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: finding a fairlight computer keyboard

cybersam wrote:
17 Nov 2019, 14:01
any info on the keyboard itself either manufacturer or ...
Apparently the ANK is an OEM from Preh.
by MMcM
14 Nov 2019, 15:33
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22954
Views: 1414496

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

This rather haphazard listing https://www.ebay.com/itm/80-s-Computers-Not-A-Listing/264525300045 pointing to https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-n9AUXZAiVw0nvht-JhD4IN8DMZWrAW7YCsS7gvFaP8 has a Micro Switch SD-series board on p. 61 with gorgeous blue keycaps. The legends get weird over on the right...
by MMcM
28 Oct 2019, 04:27
Forum: For sale
Topic: DataSaab keyboard from an old Alfaskop 3700 terminal
Replies: 13
Views: 4027

Re: DataSaab keyboard from an old Alfaskop 3700 terminal

Is there a keycap missing? Maybe USM (Un-Solicited Message?).
by MMcM
28 Oct 2019, 04:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: HP 2645A keyboard USB conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 1010

HP 2645A keyboard USB conversion

I finally got around to doing this. I used QMK as the base, since that seemed the best way to make it generally useful, with its fairly general key mapping and other support. I could imagine someone someday using Circuit Python to build a vintage keyboard tookit with common decoding routines, equiva...
by MMcM
20 Oct 2019, 06:22
Forum: Workshop
Topic: NMB Hi-Tek 111262
Replies: 2
Views: 2329

NMB Hi-Tek 111262

I see that some others have picked up these little NOS one-eyed space invader keyboards (from some kind of TRW equipment) on eBay. For instance, it looks from the photos like mcmaxmcmc had one at the Petaluma meetup. I took a few minutes and coded the matrix for QMK . No thought was required; just t...
by MMcM
20 Oct 2019, 05:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Amtelco KB163 Autohotkey help?
Replies: 2
Views: 1719

Re: Amtelco KB163 Autohotkey help?

Okay, I picked up some DIN5 connectors from Jameco and it seems to be working. For now, it's in an amtelco_kb163 commit in a branch in my working QMK fork. I didn't put any thought into the key mappings: I just spread F13-F24 around in the various extension blocks. Plus, since this is Winkeyless, it...
by MMcM
13 Oct 2019, 03:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Amtelco KB163 Autohotkey help?
Replies: 2
Views: 1719

Re: Amtelco KB163 Autohotkey help?

I guess nobody is yes to both questions, so I'll try from just the first. (I've never tried autohotkey.) Is this the USB model or the AT model? If AT, are you plugging it into a PS2 port with a passive adapter or using a USB converter? Because I wouldn't be surprised if some of the latter lost the e...
by MMcM
04 Oct 2019, 04:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3975
Views: 253935

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

elecplus wrote:
04 Oct 2019, 03:05
Any clue what these are?
Looks like this.
by MMcM
17 Sep 2019, 03:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: help me to get an unknown vintage alps keyboard to work!
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: help me to get an unknown vintage alps keyboard to work!

The SGI connector (unverified) is in kbdbabel : consistent in being a mini-DIN-6, needing 12V, and having a pass-through for the mouse (hence the two ports on the keyboard). drakware sells a converter in the other direction, so the protocol is probably known (if it isn't just RS-232, say). See also ...
by MMcM
14 Sep 2019, 03:42
Forum: For sale
Topic: I (and my wife!) am (are) willing to reduce my collection II
Replies: 68
Views: 13607

Very old KBD 078A Apple Keyboard, doubleshot caps I believe that the Apple icons look so weird because this is from some IIe clone. Very similar to http://museo.dagomari.prato.it/singolo.php?cod=64&ord=1 . In fact, since the umlauts seem to be rubbing off, it might be identical, but with those prin...

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