Televideo - The beginning of a journey. The end of my social life.

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snacksthecat
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14 Nov 2018, 05:02

Just snapped this photo I really like. I feel like it looks like it's painted.

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snacksthecat
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16 Nov 2018, 01:44

Can you tell I just got a camera? :lol: Playing around with stuff trying to learn how to take good photos. Here's a pawn that's pretty immaculate aside from a scratched key (I should probably replace from a donor board).

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milwaukeebs

16 Nov 2018, 08:53

Cool pictures! That is a nice looking board!

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lucar

16 Nov 2018, 09:38

AWSOME

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lucar

19 Nov 2018, 13:32

I got this in the mail today:

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This is one of the Televideo 965 boards from snacksthecat, it's in like new conditions and he did a wonderful job converting it. I'm very happy ; the other keyboard above is a Wyse PCE that I recovered, cleaned and converted, it's a superb keyboard too.

Thank You snacksthecat, this has been a unique chance to have one of this keyboards , I'm still astonished!

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snacksthecat
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24 Nov 2018, 21:35

PLEASE HELP ME THINK OF IDEAS FOR INTERESTING MODIFICATIONS

Someone messaged me on here looking for some spare parts so I decided to disassemble one of the donor boards that I've been pulling caps and switches from.

Since this board was in particularly bad shape, I want to bring it back to life with some interesting modifications. Right now I think I want to:
  • Dye the keycaps and case black/gray
  • Trade the linear switches with clicky switches from an RT-101
What other modifications can I do to make this one unique? Or are my modification ideas stupid in the first place?

Here are some photos of the board (warning: it's very dirty):
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zrrion

25 Nov 2018, 02:51

dyeing the caps/case would be pretty cool. If you want to get into more extensive mods you could chop the numpad off and make it even ore space saving.

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snacksthecat
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01 Dec 2018, 01:56

Just finished dyeing everything. It's still wet but here's a preview of how the case turned out. Pretty fresh IMO. I'm excited to put everything together.

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abrahamstechnology

01 Dec 2018, 02:09

Solenoid?

milwaukeebs

18 Dec 2018, 07:25

Hey snacks! Any updates?

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snacksthecat
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19 Dec 2018, 23:47

milwaukeebs wrote: Hey snacks! Any updates?
I'm so sorry! I got distracted working on other stuff and set the Televideo boards on the back burner. I owe a couple people boards so I'm going to dig them back out and get to work. I have tons of free time this weekend so I will fix up that Liberty board you had your eye on.

milwaukeebs

20 Dec 2018, 07:29

No problem at all! I'm still not in any rush, I just hadn't heard anything in a while. Sounds good to me - I'm excited to get it

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snacksthecat
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23 Dec 2018, 20:15

Hey @milwaukeebs

Would you do me a favor and let me know how you'd like the keys to be mapped? Here's the layout in KLE.

http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/# ... 24435212d0
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Also, would you prefer it to be programmed with Soarer's controller or TMK? Soarer's would be easier for you to remap in the future but TMK might be more fully featured. Both work great, though.

milwaukeebs

24 Dec 2018, 18:39

Hey snacks!

This is the layout I'm thinking: https://i.imgur.com/l27IgmV.png

I've worked with QMK before so I think I'd prefer TMK.

Thank you!

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snacksthecat
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28 Dec 2018, 02:50

The keyboard turned out great. I wanted to post a photo.

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milwaukeebs

28 Dec 2018, 05:17

Damn, that looks gorgeous!

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ZedTheMan

28 Dec 2018, 08:08

Wow, that really did turn out great!

milwaukeebs

31 Dec 2018, 05:01

Hey snacks, did you get my message?

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abrahamstechnology

05 Jan 2019, 03:51

What method did you use to dye the case?

ccl

07 Jan 2019, 00:22

I got a Televideo from snackthecat early this year (2019) and it is now my daily driver in the office.
Worked straight out of the box with USB, of course, what would you expect, and it is generally wonderful to use.

What held me initially back was the strange layout and the saga, that white space invaders are a bit on the heavy side. Sound wise judging from videos, especially Chyros lubed one, they seemed to put lubed vintage blacks into the shadow..

And then I found an old dusty Televideo myself, Berthold branded, fully dusted and dirty, but the the switches - to my surprise sounded and felt wonderful, even unlubed, the keycaps better than anything felt before (Apple AEK II level at least), and the white long keyboard was also gorgeous. So to hell with the layout, I had to get used to it and asked snackthecat if he still had one available and was willing to ship over the ocean. And he did. And I got one free extra arrow key missing on my Berthod as well.

So big thanks for both to snackthecat, hurray mate!

I have no idea how to get the Berhold working, but maybe better so, otherwise I had no excuse to use anything else anymore at home (typing on a nice Futaba MA board right now and an Apple M0118 is in the mail;).

So the Televideo is in the office and I am at home, so at least some shots of the new keycap and the Berthold instead (uncleaned yet).
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Just realizing now, the Berthold has a fith key right to the space bar.. Uh, that does make it only a 9U spacebar - how sad.. The Televideo has a T nav cluster instead of the Berthold's cursor keys like Vim layout. Actually the extra key is a Line Feed key further up. How cool, \n and \r on two separate keys, a true Unix board.
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