IBM 3277 Conversion

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JP!

28 Jan 2018, 22:31

Thanks to emdude for his pcb design and thanks to Orihalcon for running the group buy this summer I was able to make this old keyboard new again.
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The foam making process:
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Marking where the holes go with a 0.9mm mechanical pencil.
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Assembly:
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OldIsNew

28 Jan 2018, 22:38

That is seriously excellent. Wow.

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Chyros

28 Jan 2018, 23:50

Fucking NICE.

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depletedvespene

29 Jan 2018, 00:30

Magnificent.

Menuhin

29 Jan 2018, 00:38

Handsome modern weaponry restoration!

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//gainsborough
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29 Jan 2018, 01:53

Damn, JP! You've been keeping busy this winter! Another awesome restoration, my dude!

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ideus

29 Jan 2018, 16:37

Wow! Please do a video to have a taste of how it sound.

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webwit
Wild Duck

29 Jan 2018, 16:47

Oh shit I missed the group buy! :?

Great work as usual! #dta2018

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JP!

29 Jan 2018, 17:52

//gainsborough wrote: Damn, JP! You've been keeping busy this winter! Another awesome restoration, my dude!
Thanks! It's been busy for sure.
webwit wrote: Oh shit I missed the group buy! :?

Great work as usual! #dta2018
Thanks for the nomination :o If you are lucky Orihalcon might have an extra or maybe you might talk him into another group buy if there is enough interest.

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nsmechkb

31 Jan 2018, 04:23

This is beautiful, JP!!

What are you holding in the picture with the purple glove? Is it a tiny foam saw?

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JP!

31 Jan 2018, 05:07

nsmechkb wrote: This is beautiful, JP!!

What are you holding in the picture with the purple glove? Is it a tiny foam saw?
Oh, I was marking where the holes go with a 0.9mm mechanical pencil. I then use a 15mm hole punch for the holes.

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nsmechkb

31 Jan 2018, 05:13

JP! wrote:
nsmechkb wrote: This is beautiful, JP!!

What are you holding in the picture with the purple glove? Is it a tiny foam saw?
Oh, I was marking where the holes go with a 0.9mm mechanical pencil. I then use a 15mm hole punch for the holes.
Haha! That makes perfect sense. Thanks for answering. Gorgeous board!

Edit0: Oh dear, I see it now. I even have a mechanical pencil that looks very similar, the P205. :oops:

Edit1: Actually, it looks like you may be using a P209 with the silver cone at the tip removed.

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JP!

31 Jan 2018, 12:59

nsmechkb wrote:
JP! wrote:
nsmechkb wrote: This is beautiful, JP!!

What are you holding in the picture with the purple glove? Is it a tiny foam saw?
Oh, I was marking where the holes go with a 0.9mm mechanical pencil. I then use a 15mm hole punch for the holes.
Haha! That makes perfect sense. Thanks for answering. Gorgeous board!

Edit0: Oh dear, I see it now. I even have a mechanical pencil that looks very similar, the P205. :oops:

Edit1: Actually, it looks like you may be using a P209 with the silver cone at the tip removed.
It is indeed a P209 with the silver tip removed since I was running out of lead.

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Sangdrax

31 Jan 2018, 17:41

Looks great man! Another notch on the belt. You've got to be a beamspring cleaning expert by now.

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PlacaFromHell

04 Feb 2018, 05:21

Great job! What kind of foam did you used?

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JP!

04 Feb 2018, 18:37

PlacaFromHell wrote: Great job! What kind of foam did you used?
I used 2mm thick art foam. Art foam and neoprene foam seem to be the most common but it comes down to personal preference and product availability.

This is the brand I used:
https://www.amazon.com/Darice-Foamie-36 ... B007MQMXWS

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snoopy

05 Mar 2018, 00:33

Nice restoration!

Do you actually use it? Maybe even daily?

Any pics on desk?

xtreg

25 Mar 2018, 16:59

This is mouthwateringly gorgeous!

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JP!

25 Mar 2018, 18:05

snoopy wrote: Nice restoration!

Do you actually use it? Maybe even daily?

Any pics on desk?
Maybe not daily but I use it often. A desk shot to come but my desk is a mess right now.
xtreg wrote: This is mouthwateringly gorgeous!
Thanks!

I just converted this to USB-C but realized I don't have a USB-C cable when I need one :roll: I am hoping to get a custom black coiled USB-C coiled cable from Donut Cables if the group buy goes through.

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nsmechkb

25 Mar 2018, 19:01

JP! wrote: [...]

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Love this! I should do the same. Great idea!

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JP!

11 Jun 2019, 00:38

Just got this extra thick coiled cable from Santigo's round 1 group buy :D I've been waiting a year for the right cable to complement this board. The first cable I ordered from another vendor fell through so couldn't be happier with how this one turned out.
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//gainsborough
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11 Jun 2019, 01:35

cleeeaaaan. Santigo's cables are dope

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Chyros

11 Jun 2019, 09:17

Oof. That is tasty. Might have to get one for mine too, atm there's a pathetic, puny little USB cable coming out the back xD .

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JP!

11 Jun 2019, 17:25

Chyros wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 09:17
Oof. That is tasty. Might have to get one for mine too, atm there's a pathetic, puny little USB cable coming out the back xD .
Yeah you should buy one or two. The coil on these cables is supreme. Really springy and nicely returns to shape. It really is a quality cable. One downside to some might be the glossy surface of the cable which can pick up dust.

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SantiGo

01 Jul 2019, 22:33

JP! wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 17:25
Chyros wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 09:17
Oof. That is tasty. Might have to get one for mine too, atm there's a pathetic, puny little USB cable coming out the back xD .
Yeah you should buy one or two. The coil on these cables is supreme. Really springy and nicely returns to shape. It really is a quality cable. One downside to some might be the glossy surface of the cable which can pick up dust.
I can make and matte) but since everyone wanted to shine, I did it for them) :D

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JP!

02 Jul 2019, 02:08

SantiGo wrote:
01 Jul 2019, 22:33
JP! wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 17:25
Chyros wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 09:17
Oof. That is tasty. Might have to get one for mine too, atm there's a pathetic, puny little USB cable coming out the back xD .
Yeah you should buy one or two. The coil on these cables is supreme. Really springy and nicely returns to shape. It really is a quality cable. One downside to some might be the glossy surface of the cable which can pick up dust.
I can make and matte) but since everyone wanted to shine, I did it for them) :D
No, glossy black cables always look good. I'm just a dust magnet.

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