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Re: IBM 3277 Mini Beamspring Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 07 June 2019, 07:33:02 »
Dang haven't seen you in forever. How's it going?
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Offline mrduul

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Re: IBM 3277 Mini Beamspring Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 07 June 2019, 07:36:28 »
Doing good! You?

I see you got a symbolics - Nice!

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Re: IBM 3277 Mini Beamspring Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 07 June 2019, 08:19:51 »
Doing good! You?

I see you got a symbolics - Nice!

Haha yep. Also lots of good finds this year including this behemoth
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Re: IBM 3277 Mini Beamspring Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 07 June 2019, 08:38:51 »
Really cool board.  Hope someone we know can snag it.  I have no idea how to go about converting something like this, but I'd love to own one.
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Re: IBM 3277 Mini Beamspring Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 07 June 2019, 08:47:11 »
Really cool board.  Hope someone we know can snag it.  I have no idea how to go about converting something like this, but I'd love to own one.

The controller is built onto the pcb so that makes it more difficult to convert. Either you have to reverse engineer how it works and make a converter or make a new pcb and use an Xwhatsit or CommonSense controller.

I have one and got a new pcb when there was a small group buy.

Pics here: https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=18164
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Offline mrduul

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Re: IBM 3277 Mini Beamspring Keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 07 June 2019, 08:48:24 »
This video shows complete pcb replacement for USB conversion of the mini


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Re: IBM 3277 Mini Beamspring Keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 07 June 2019, 09:11:08 »
Really awesome stuff.  Don't know if I'm in it enough to get in a bidding war as well as trying to get Orihalcon to run more PCBs...  Must think about it.
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Re: IBM 3277 Mini Beamspring Keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 07 June 2019, 09:29:44 »
That's beautiful! Sadly cannot afford it  :-X

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Re: IBM 3277 Mini Beamspring Keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 07 June 2019, 10:17:36 »
Doing good! You?

I see you got a symbolics - Nice!

Haha yep. Also lots of good finds this year including this behemoth

That is amazing!

Also the gigantic beamspring you got is one of a kind. Good catches.  :thumb: