IBM 4412501 / 4978 Display Station Keyboard [First Look / Teardown]

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seebart
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20 Jul 2017, 16:02

Chyros wrote: I propose the name "beamship" Image .
Brilliant. Done. After Beamfoot we now have it's older cousin the Beamship. But what about the 3277 66 key? "Minibeamer"? Hmmm....possily just "Beamy-66"?

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Khers

20 Jul 2017, 16:12

Why not name them after real beamers. 1er, 3er, 5er, etc. :mrgreen

The 5251 could be a 520d, for instance :maverick:

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seebart
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20 Jul 2017, 16:20

Khers wrote: Why not name them after real beamers. 1er, 3er, 5er, etc. :mrgreen

The 5251 could be a 520d, for instance :maverick:
Let's not involve the German car manufacturers please OK.

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Khers

20 Jul 2017, 16:25

:(

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Chyros

20 Jul 2017, 17:46

seebart wrote:
Chyros wrote: I propose the name "beamship" Image .
Brilliant. Done. After Beamfoot we now have it's older cousin the Beamship. But what about the 3277 66 key? "Minibeamer"? Hmmm....possily just "Beamy-66"?
Easy, "Beamsaver" Image .

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E3E

20 Jul 2017, 17:48

Definitely Beamsaver for the small ones. :P What about the one that's integrated into a desk that has even less keys?

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seebart
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20 Jul 2017, 17:51

E3E wrote: Definitely Beamsaver for the small ones.
:P

Agreed! :maverick:
E3E wrote: What about the one that's integrated into a desk that has even less keys?
That's obviously a "Beamcarrier" because of the desk! :P

So we have:

Beamsaver
Beamfoot
Beamship
Beamcarrier

:P

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Chyros

20 Jul 2017, 17:53

Haha sounds perfect to me! :D

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MrDuul

20 Jul 2017, 17:58

Chyros wrote: Haha sounds perfect to me! :D
I want to make love with the beamship. Don't you? Deep voice man.

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JP!

20 Jul 2017, 19:36

E3E wrote: Definitely Beamsaver for the small ones. :P What about the one that's integrated into a desk that has even less keys?
The Desksaver?

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seebart
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20 Jul 2017, 19:55

JP! wrote:
E3E wrote: Definitely Beamsaver for the small ones. :P What about the one that's integrated into a desk that has even less keys?
The Desksaver?
Yeah that's even better! :P

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MrDuul

20 Jul 2017, 20:31

seebart wrote:
JP! wrote:
E3E wrote: Definitely Beamsaver for the small ones. :P What about the one that's integrated into a desk that has even less keys?
The Desksaver?
Yeah that's even better! :P
Who coined the unsaver?

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wobbled

20 Jul 2017, 20:34

So which one would be the Beamhemoth?

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seebart
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20 Jul 2017, 20:48

wobbled wrote: So which one would be the Beamhemoth?
These are what we have right now:

Beamsaver
Beamfoot
Beamship
Beamcarrier
Desksaver
Beamhemoth

"Beamhemoth" could really only be the 122 or the the one that's integrated into a desk. :maverick: Chyros mentioned "Beamsaver" which makes sense from the size the 3277-66 key must be a spacesaver. "Beamhemoth" is my favorite so far since it sounds utterly ridiculous. :mrgreen:

REVENGE

20 Jul 2017, 20:52

Don't forget about the kanji beamspring board!

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MrDuul

20 Jul 2017, 20:56

Beamer
BeamBoard
SpringSaver
SpringSave
Beamcruiser

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MrDuul

20 Jul 2017, 20:58

Wow I would say the kanji beamspring is def mega rare.

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seebart
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20 Jul 2017, 21:01

REVENGE wrote: Don't forget about the kanji beamspring board!
Ahh yes of course I did forget about that one. The kanji is like a gaint typro POS beast which can only be the Beamhemoth. Thanks for the pic MrDuul.

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MrDuul

20 Jul 2017, 21:12

seebart wrote:
REVENGE wrote: Don't forget about the kanji beamspring board!
Ahh yes of course I did forget about that one. The kanji is like a gaint typro POS beast which can only be the Beamhemoth. Thanks for the pic MrDuul.
How heavy do you think it is?

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wobbled

20 Jul 2017, 21:16

MrDuul wrote:
seebart wrote:
REVENGE wrote: Don't forget about the kanji beamspring board!
Ahh yes of course I did forget about that one. The kanji is like a gaint typro POS beast which can only be the Beamhemoth. Thanks for the pic MrDuul.
How heavy do you think it is?
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DustGod
Yet another IBM snob

27 Jul 2017, 17:20

MrDuul wrote:
seebart wrote:
REVENGE wrote: Don't forget about the kanji beamspring board!
Ahh yes of course I did forget about that one. The kanji is like a gaint typro POS beast which can only be the Beamhemoth. Thanks for the pic MrDuul.
How heavy do you think it is?
Based on the weight of regular beamers, this bulldozer could be in the 20 kg zone.
This is not your regular endgame. This is the end of all fucking games, period.

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Chyros

27 Jul 2017, 21:00

Based on the weight of regular beamers, this bulldozer could be in the 20 kg zone.
This is not your regular endgame. This is the end of all fucking games, period.
No way. A normal beamer is in the 4.5 kg ballpark. Very heavy, but not 20 kg. Even this beast would be lighter than the Chyron, I reckon.

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DustGod
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27 Jul 2017, 23:19

Chyros wrote: No way. A normal beamer is in the 4.5 kg ballpark. Very heavy, but not 20 kg. Even this beast would be lighter than the Chyron, I reckon.
That's true. But this has 3 times the switches of your regular beam spring. But more important, from the photos it looks way, way taller.
Moreover, he internal mounting plate/structure for the switches should be humongous. I asked the weight on the OP on Reddit, but I'm afraid that we won't know any time soon...

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Wingklip

28 Jul 2017, 04:41

Razer beam ahahahaahhahahaaha
Heavy beam (because light beam)
IBeaM

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micrex22

14 Aug 2017, 20:56

MrDuul wrote: Who coined the unsaver?
Kishy

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DustGod
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25 Mar 2018, 16:03

News about the restoration/conversion...?

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Noobmaen

03 Jul 2018, 00:36

I bought one of these today along with the accompanying computer&terminal in supposedly working condition, will post pics when I picked it up.

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JP!

03 Jul 2018, 01:04

Noobmaen wrote: I bought one of these today along with the accompanying computer&terminal in supposedly working condition, will post pics when I picked it up.
Whoa sweet. :D

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