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Was browsing around at a goodwill and I came across a Model M Terminal keyboard #1392595. It's not perfect but all the keys seem to work awesomely, plus I only paid like $8 for it. If I don't do anything it's at least fun to click. Apparently an adapter can be attached to the plug and make it functional but i'm not sure I wanna. I can probably put a video of the sound vs an mx blue if anyone wants one, but for now I haven't filmed it.

Here's my new little antique/ nerd trophy. wheee.gif







And some of the unusual keys that the board has



Edited by aHumanBeing - 6/22/13 at 3:06pm
     
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Originally Posted by aHumanBeing View Post

plus I only paid like $8 for it.

Wow and gratz! That's insane biggrin.gif
     
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wow 93' hehe thats almost as old as i am rolleyes.gif

forgive me, but what is special about this 20year old keyboard? (besides the fact that they are mechanical?)

plug it into your modem! XD
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wow 93' hehe thats almost as old as i am rolleyes.gif

forgive me, but what is special about this 20year old keyboard? (besides the fact that they are mechanical?)

plug it into your modem! XD

lol, yeah it's an old little thing. They have a really good feel to them, they last forever, they are mechanical, they can kill people, they are buckling spring boards, have a really nice sound and are fun to type on.
     
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lol, yeah it's an old little thing. They have a really good feel to them, they last forever, they are mechanical, they can kill people, they are buckling spring boards, have a really nice sound and are fun to type on.

ah so basicly like you said its just a nerd antique trophy tongue.gif


personaly i think i would want to find an adapter for it.
such an odd plug. i thought all older keyboards used the ps/2 (?) interface and gradualy moved to USB from there.
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I found a similar IBM, did you get this hooked up?
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http://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/xt-at-ps2-terminal-to-usb-converter-with-nkro-t2510.html

go there, itll explain how to swap them over to PS/2 and USB, how to solder the new connector on, and provide software that converts the terminal boards for use on windows.

for anything you cant figure out, throw a pm at me, ill go through my old DOS Terminal manuals and look it up.
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