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Offline funkmon

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Re: Post your BS boards here!
« Reply #900 on: Thu, 04 June 2020, 23:44:30 »
staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhp. By the way, my order from Unicomp just got sent out where I tried to get them to give me a full set of white on black keycaps. Let's see what happens. Also coming back is my M13 and 4 industrial cases.

My only problem with the industrial cases is that I'm not going to sacrifice my good terminal cases with the long legs for these stumpy legged cases, or the square badged models either. So I only have a single board to put in them at the moment, a 1991 terminal, though I've got an extremely late Lexmark from September of 1995 that doesn't work that I might send out to Unicomp and get fixed up. So that's 2. I guess I could take apart a few of my POS terminals and put them in cases, but keep one intact. I need another Soarer's converter for that crap.

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« Reply #901 on: Thu, 04 June 2020, 23:47:47 »
Here’s another one

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Oh wow!!!  :thumb: :thumb:

Where did you get the black badge from?
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« Reply #902 on: Fri, 05 June 2020, 14:07:34 »
Vanilla Model M with specialized Quotron financial key caps.
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Model M found saved from a building being renovated. Lots of unusual custom keys. The relegendable keys on at the top function row refer to different cities in Indiana.
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« Reply #903 on: Fri, 05 June 2020, 15:40:32 »
Here’s another one

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Oh wow!!!  :thumb: :thumb:

Where did you get the black badge from?

Thanks. It's actually a high quality sticker I got off a guy who makes them on eBay.

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« Reply #904 on: Sun, 07 June 2020, 19:57:17 »
Here's a new keyboard. Still wrapped in plastic when I opened it from its repair in 2002.




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« Reply #905 on: Tue, 09 June 2020, 21:30:22 »
IBM Model M 1395100 - Eagle Computers Branded

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Never seen one of these before, would love to own one of these type of off-branded boards some day. Very cool.
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« Reply #906 on: Wed, 10 June 2020, 08:30:45 »
IBM Model M 1395100 - Eagle Computers Branded

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Never seen one of these before, would love to own one of these type of off-branded boards some day. Very cool.

I bought this one solely because of the logo. It was just super interesting to me. Occasionally I'll spot off-branded Model M's on eBay but usually they are not that interesting to me considering I already have enough Model M's as it is. This board is a bit of a mystery to me. I really couldn't find much. My research led me to Eagle Computer Inc. which manufactured one of the first IBM PC clones and is known perhaps more for the tragic fate of it's CEO. However I don't see a tie to this company since they went out of business by 1986 and the logo is different. I also see a few similarly named companies from my google searches.
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« Reply #907 on: Wed, 10 June 2020, 15:44:41 »
Dang JP you always find the coolest boards 😩✊


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« Reply #908 on: Wed, 10 June 2020, 20:18:11 »
Here's a much less cool board.






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« Reply #909 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 02:08:01 »
You guys may remember the Industrial Lexmark I have. Well, I've updated it a bit and gotten some US-International keycaps, since I type on US-International. I don't know why I never thought ot buy keycaps with this legend on them before! Crazy!






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« Reply #910 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 19:37:46 »
You guys may remember the Industrial Lexmark I have. Well, I've updated it a bit and gotten some US-International keycaps, since I type on US-International. I don't know why I never thought ot buy keycaps with this legend on them before! Crazy!

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« Reply #911 on: Fri, 26 June 2020, 09:17:20 »
Got an Ambra Model M!

Unfortunately, it's not an AMB100x with the blue-grey case and bottom-left aligned italic keycaps, but I can't find any information about the AMB2001 so I'll be taking lots of better photos once it's cleaned up. It came with single-piece standard ISO UK keycaps that are not pictured since I'm in the process of cleaning them (the keycaps attached are just there to allow me to test the keyboard in the meantime).
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« Reply #912 on: Fri, 26 June 2020, 09:37:04 »
Got an Ambra Model M!

Unfortunately, it's not an AMB100x with the blue-grey case and bottom-left aligned italic keycaps, but I can't find any information about the AMB2001 so I'll be taking lots of better photos once it's cleaned up. It came with single-piece standard ISO UK keycaps that are not pictured since I'm in the process of cleaning them (the keycaps attached are just there to allow me to test the keyboard in the meantime).
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Neat. I've never seen that particular Ambra logo.
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« Reply #913 on: Sat, 27 June 2020, 05:44:53 »
My second Wheelwriter keyboard!

About a month ago, I managed to snag an entire Wheelwriter 3500 for just £1, however, the rest of the typewriter is not in working order despite all looking as immaculate as this keyboard assembly. Unusually, this assembly is dated 2001, so I've asked Unicomp if they could enlighten me (ie, is it something they've made/repaired).
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« Reply #914 on: Mon, 29 June 2020, 17:52:29 »
What so you think the odds of being able to turn that thing into your own custom SSK are?

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« Reply #915 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 05:41:07 »
What so you think the odds of being able to turn that thing into your own custom SSK are?
It is inevitable.

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« Reply #916 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 09:40:24 »
IBM 3151 ASCII Display Station Keyboard + Unicomp APL keycap set = lots of cool sublegends.
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« Reply #917 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 11:25:17 »
Setting this thing back up on my work rig because it’s basically the best keyboard I own. This thing is flawless to type on.


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« Reply #918 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 11:47:14 »
Wow, nice!  ;)
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« Reply #919 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 21:19:09 »
Setting this thing back up on my work rig because it’s basically the best keyboard I own. This thing is flawless to type on.


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When I grow up I want to have a square badge industrial.

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« Reply #920 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 12:49:16 »
Red pill or blue pill?
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« Reply #922 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 15:56:39 »
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« Reply #923 on: Sat, 04 July 2020, 18:20:24 »
When I grow up I want to have a square badge industrial.

Square badge industrial SSK.  Same here: by the time I'm a grandpa I hope I'll have one : )
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« Reply #924 on: Sat, 04 July 2020, 20:28:40 »
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« Reply #925 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 01:06:32 »


I love they 4704 keyboard Fraser. I might do the same thing on mine. I haven't decided yet.

And JP that thing looks mint! What a great board.
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« Reply #926 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 06:17:32 »
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I love they 4704 keyboard Fraser. I might do the same thing on mine. I haven't decided yet.

And JP that thing looks mint! What a great board.

Thanks! It’s fun when you finally learn all the things unicomp can offer as you are discovering  :D :thumb:

Did you finally find a 107 or did you already have another one? Or is it a new model f?
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« Reply #927 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 11:26:22 »
I have found one, off the books. Orihalcon dug one out of his basement, unrestored, but in good condition, that he's billing me for. And it's for a lot of money so I better never buy another keyboard again. *crosses fingers*

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« Reply #928 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 11:59:35 »
I have found one, off the books. Orihalcon dug one out of his basement, unrestored, but in good condition, that he's billing me for. And it's for a lot of money so I better never buy another keyboard again. *crosses fingers*

Nice!  :thumb: I said the same thing myself on multiple occasions   ;D
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« Reply #929 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 16:22:43 »

Orihalcon dug one out of his basement, unrestored, but in good condition


Ask him very nicely if he would install an Xwhatsit for you. It looks like tedious task and he is good at it.
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« Reply #930 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 19:46:56 »
Yeah I did and he charged me for that, too. I'm dying. But then again, I paid for it so it's a fair price. lol

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« Reply #931 on: Sat, 11 July 2020, 21:37:34 »
Yeah I did and he charged me for that, too. I'm dying. But then again, I paid for it so it's a fair price. lol

It's worth it. Can't wait to see pics!

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« Reply #932 on: Sun, 12 July 2020, 01:06:35 »
My problem is that my desk is wicked small. A normal Model M already overlaps my mousepad significantly. I'm actually thinking about buying a new desk just for that keyboard. As it is, my monitors are already too big, so it's more along the lines of the straw that broke the camel's back.

In the mean time however, I've thrown the US-International keys onto my XT. The thing is, and some of you may have known this but some of you may have not, the Unicomp keys are a slightly shorter throw than the normal XT keys, so the typing feels ever ever so slightly different. Not substantially, but it does feel more like a perfect Model M as opposed to an F. It's kind of interesting. I'm going to stick with it to see what happens. You can also see the major difference in colour between the Unicomp keys and the old XT keys. Very strange.

I rewrote this post in the time it took to upload the photo btw.



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« Reply #933 on: Sat, 18 July 2020, 21:44:32 »
That is my problem with my F107 as well -- I feel it in my shoulder reaching all the way over for the mouse after a bit of use.

For a time I was using a trackpad in front of the keyboard which actually wasn't bad, but there's something about a mouse that drew me back. That and my F107 is currently at our quarantined office  :blank:
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« Reply #934 on: Sat, 18 July 2020, 22:54:45 »
Ya'll need some bigger desks  :D

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« Reply #935 on: Sun, 19 July 2020, 10:09:31 »
I retired the pearl/pebble one when I retired a few years ago, and looking to put this box of gateron greens I have a to use soon, so might retire the black one then.

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« Reply #936 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 05:26:08 »
Let me know if you want to send your retired boards to a good home and not the glue factory! :D

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« Reply #937 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 09:24:43 »
I retired the pearl/pebble one when I retired a few years ago, and looking to put this box of gateron greens I have a to use soon, so might retire the black one then.

If you try hard you might be able to wear out one of these boards in your lifetime.
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« Reply #938 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 09:41:33 »
I retired the pearl/pebble one when I retired a few years ago, and looking to put this box of gateron greens I have a to use soon, so might retire the black one then.

If you try hard you might be able to wear out one of these boards in your lifetime.

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« Reply #939 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 09:58:47 »
My problem is that my desk is wicked small. A normal Model M already overlaps my mousepad significantly. I'm actually thinking about buying a new desk just for that keyboard. As it is, my monitors are already too big, so it's more along the lines of the straw that broke the camel's back.

In the mean time however, I've thrown the US-International keys onto my XT. The thing is, and some of you may have known this but some of you may have not, the Unicomp keys are a slightly shorter throw than the normal XT keys, so the typing feels ever ever so slightly different. Not substantially, but it does feel more like a perfect Model M as opposed to an F. It's kind of interesting. I'm going to stick with it to see what happens. You can also see the major difference in colour between the Unicomp keys and the old XT keys. Very strange.

I rewrote this post in the time it took to upload the photo btw.



Hopefully if you keep your eyes open, you may find yourself a SSK.

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« Reply #940 on: Mon, 27 July 2020, 11:21:02 »


I finally had some time to play with the Xwhatsit **** and get this thing going. Holy smokes. I thought there wasn't a better feeling keyboard than the XT. I was wrong. This is everything the XT was and more.

And, as some of you guys may know, I have always had 2 issues with the Models F: the layout and the sound. Well, this thing doesn't help with the sound, but the layout is basically the same as a Model M the way I have it set up. It's arguably even better, since it has room for that Windows key.

This is it boys. I've hit the peak and there's nowhere to go but down.

Confirmed: I'm going to need a bigger desk.
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« Reply #941 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 21:15:56 »
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I finally had some time to play with the Xwhatsit **** and get this thing going. Holy smokes. I thought there wasn't a better feeling keyboard than the XT. I was wrong. This is everything the XT was and more.

And, as some of you guys may know, I have always had 2 issues with the Models F: the layout and the sound. Well, this thing doesn't help with the sound, but the layout is basically the same as a Model M the way I have it set up. It's arguably even better, since it has room for that Windows key.

This is it boys. I've hit the peak and there's nowhere to go but down.

Confirmed: I'm going to need a bigger desk.

100% agree, they're really something to type on.

I highly recommend trying the floss mod on it if you haven't, it's very easy to try on a few switches at a time, and easy to remove afterwards if you don't like it. Can also use paracord core if you can't find the proper type of floss.
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« Reply #943 on: Tue, 04 August 2020, 12:19:12 »
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