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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 05 December 2016, 07:50:56 »
I kinda want to buy this ..
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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 05 December 2016, 08:46:52 »
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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 05 December 2016, 13:45:51 »
I just bought one of these, haven't received it yet though.

Probably MX blacks, sturdy case, nice key caps, and an 1800-style compact battleship layout. Much to like here.

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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 05 December 2016, 13:55:36 »
Well, I got no help here. I bought it.
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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 18 January 2017, 07:26:09 »
Just an update for anyone who's interested. All those extra keys send some really odd codes (actually key combinations) but it's now working great with an internal Teensy & Soarer's converter. All of the keycaps are dyesub PBT in Cherry profile. Cherry MX black switches & every stabilized switch is an MX linear grey. Cherry stabs and 2 key rollover. Also interesting is that although it is plate mount the plate stops just above the double row of keys so that cluster of four switches in the top right corner are PCB mount. I'd recommend anyone to buy one if another turns up on Ebay.  The auction link in the OP might go away so here's a photo from the listing. This is what to look for:

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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 18 January 2017, 20:33:00 »
Sounds awesome! Great buy and I'm pretty jealous.

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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 18 January 2017, 20:34:15 »
Wow. Really sad I missed this. Will definitely keep an eye out for one in the future.

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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 18 January 2017, 23:01:47 »
Nice, Tactile! Entirely reasonable price for such a seldom-seen board, too. I understand why it was so hard to resist.
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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 13:12:30 »
Good catch, sncbraxsc2! :thumb:
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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 13:20:46 »
If anyone wants to grab this one, my Soarer's converter file is in this post.
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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 13:38:38 »
Thanks for sharing what you found originally! I wouldn't have known this was a great find otherwise!  ;D

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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 00:00:06 »
Whew, nice find for 56 bucks!
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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 07 March 2019, 13:18:02 »
Just copped one of these!

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« Reply #15 on: Thu, 07 March 2019, 14:13:54 »
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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 13 March 2019, 12:10:50 »
I'm still waiting for a report, photos, or something from someone who got one of these boards.
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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 13 March 2019, 14:02:37 »
I'll work on it! Mine arrived in good shape, needs a little cleaning but overall nice. I'm surprised at how light it was I thought the metal plate on the bottom would be thicker but figured I would throw some toolbox liner in there. Got a ready too but haven't figured out how i want to wire it up yet, I kinda like the PS/2 holder! the dyesub SP DCS caps are quite nice but the spacebar has some weird stab spacing, I haven't found another one that fits it yet. will most likely swap out those MX Blacks with something else and see how I wrap up the teensy conversion. Fun board overall!

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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 13 March 2019, 14:07:13 »
I wrapped the Teensy in non-conductive rubber to prevent it from being crushed and put it under the PS/2 clamp, which puts the USB port right at the cutout. Thus no case modification necessary.
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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 13 March 2019, 14:20:14 »
Good idea  :thumb:

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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 16:47:16 »
All this recent talk prompted me to dig out mine & play around.
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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 12 August 2019, 09:02:20 »
What spacebar did you find that fits? Looks good with the plum + grey!

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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 12 August 2019, 09:13:16 »
What spacebar did you find that fits? Looks good with the plum + grey!

I had that in the junk box. Don't know where it came from. In my for-sale ad in the classifieds I also have a want explaining the spacebar dimensions & someone here sent me one which works. So I have a total of three that'll fit.
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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 12 August 2019, 09:43:58 »
Don't know if you can get in touch with him but the guy who sent me one had more. You might try contacting him...

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=83211.msg2601037#msg2601037
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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 13:27:42 »
Great looking keyboards. Sadly i haven't had luck anymore to find one  :(.
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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 22:36:07 »
So, i happened to have come across two of these keyboards, and honestly this thread seems the most in depth about it specifically, and i was wondering if anyone would still be interested in these, or if they would be better used for personal use for one and just kinda have the other laying around.

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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 22:40:36 »
Do you have a photo?

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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 01 March 2023, 16:15:26 »
There's one of these on Ebay now:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/125754421898
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Re: Unusual TG-3 keyboard on Ebay - Sold, and an update
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 02 March 2023, 03:26:06 »
There was a least one other as well not long ago that still had its cover too. I thought about shooting offers on both to see what I could get another for to maybe swap Clickiez into. They're really cool boards.