Great/Interesting Finds

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TNT

23 Jan 2023, 02:28


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Lalaland124

23 Jan 2023, 10:57

TNT wrote:
23 Jan 2023, 02:28
Look at this thing :o

https://www.ebay.com/itm/234741201018?h ... R7LOw8O7YQ

I love it
I want it :o :o

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ArtyomTheMetroHopper

23 Jan 2023, 11:24

https://www.ebay.com/itm/274630046752

If I had 2k I would buy this in a heartbeat. If anyone wants the only keyboard to be rated as "nuclear proof", here's your chance.
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Heres a manual for more info:
https://librascopememories.com/Librasco ... 201988.pdf

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ArtyomTheMetroHopper

23 Jan 2023, 11:25

I may actually try and sell my whole keyboard collection to just get my hand on one of these

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fohat
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23 Jan 2023, 15:48

ArtyomTheMetroHopper wrote:
23 Jan 2023, 11:25

sell my whole keyboard collection
Ebay calculates shipping at $377 to my location and that is not even all the way across the US from the West Coast. Across the pond from Oregon it would have to be a lot more.

It mentions "flexible disk" and there appears to be an oblong door on the left side with dual latch levers that would probably accommodate a 5-1/4" floppy. Do you think that's it?

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ArtyomTheMetroHopper

23 Jan 2023, 16:48

fohat wrote:
23 Jan 2023, 15:48
ArtyomTheMetroHopper wrote:
23 Jan 2023, 11:25

sell my whole keyboard collection
Ebay calculates shipping at $377 to my location and that is not even all the way across the US from the West Coast. Across the pond from Oregon it would have to be a lot more.

It mentions "flexible disk" and there appears to be an oblong door on the left side with dual latch levers that would probably accommodate a 5-1/4" floppy. Do you think that's it?
I thought that at first, but if you look at the brochure it states that it is for map overlays:
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My best guess is there is some kind of port to the right side as there are no available images, but that's just a guess.

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ArtyomTheMetroHopper

23 Jan 2023, 16:52

I have sent a message to the seller to see what can be done with shipping. I doubt I will be able to get hold of the item but this would be my magnum opus if its viable

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TNT

23 Jan 2023, 17:57

Lalaland124 wrote:
23 Jan 2023, 10:57
TNT wrote:
23 Jan 2023, 02:28
Look at this thing :o

https://www.ebay.com/itm/234741201018?h ... R7LOw8O7YQ

I love it
I want it :o :o
Me too, but look at the import fees :(

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thefarside

24 Jan 2023, 14:34

I thought this was interesting. A TEMPEST AEK M0115. Might be hard to open up the switches with a metal plate over them:
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There’s also dampers on the key caps. I bet the sound and feel is much different. Too pricey for me to find out. Listing:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/155374685346

jgaynor

24 Jan 2023, 14:54

Reuters AK123 KT / 10-11-0308. Seller's asking price is a pipe dream but beautiful board - very modern considering the era. couldn't find any info on switches but it's close relatives (AK125, etc) all seem to be Cherry Brown.

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/354538368488

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

24 Jan 2023, 15:30

jgaynor wrote:
24 Jan 2023, 14:54
Reuters AK123 KT / 10-11-0308. […] couldn't find any info on switches but it's close relatives (AK125, etc) all seem to be Cherry Brown.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/354538368488
Certainly not Cherry switches of any kind - the LEDs wouldn't be in a corner of the keys.

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TNT

25 Jan 2023, 17:35

TNT wrote:
23 Jan 2023, 02:28
Look at this thing :o

https://www.ebay.com/itm/234741201018?h ... R7LOw8O7YQ

I love it

A quick follow up:

I've asked the seller for some detailed pictures and this is what he sent me:
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  • So the case is all metal, must be a heavy beast...
  • Switches are some variant of Licon Magnetic Pulse (check this for reference) or another unknown Licon switch
  • Keycaps are most likely a mix of doubleshots and infilled caps

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darkcruix

Yesterday, 14:41

And the layout would be not too terrible on a modern system ...

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