Serial keyboards

Guy Sotomayor Jr ggs at shiresoft.com
Wed Jun 7 10:22:26 CDT 2017


> On Jun 6, 2017, at 11:51 PM, Eric Smith <spacewar at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 3:48 PM, Guy Sotomayor Jr via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org <mailto:cctalk at classiccmp.org>> wrote:
> Yes, I’ve been dealing with the morons who strip the keyboards off of (now rare) IBM 327x terminals,
> cut the connectors off and wire them up to PS/2 or USB.  May they burn in hell.
> 
> I have an IBM 1389194, which is a 122-key model M, apparently for a 3192 G series terminal, with APL keycaps. I do not have such a terminal; someone else separated the keyboard from it.  I wouldn't mind getting a 3192 terminal, but I'm not willing to spend much money on one.
> 
>     https://www.flickr.com/photos/22368471@N04/25859890091/ <https://www.flickr.com/photos/22368471@N04/25859890091/>
> 
> I'm converting it into a USB keyboard, but I'm doing it in a fully reversible manner.  If I burn in hell, I hope it's not because of modifying this keyboard.
> 

;-)

I have that keyboard on one of my 3179 terminals.  It would be *really* useful if I had a 3179-G because then it could render the APL characters.  ;-)

TTFN - Guy



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