Re: Keyboards revisited

Subject: Re: Keyboards revisited
From: Shawn C <shawn -at- convergent -dot- io>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:25:33 -0700

Oh yikes, don't pay that much money for mechanical keyboard with a USB
port. :-O

If that old-style mechanical feel and sound are important to you, it is
relatively easy to find those old AT DIN5 keyboards for free.

To connect one of these old keyboards to a modern computer is relatively
easy. All you need is a AT DIN5 to PS/2 converter, then you need an
"active" PS/2 to USB converter; the key ingredient is active... not the
passive models that you are more familiar with. These two components are
easy to find on eBay and cost under $20.00.

If you want specific part references, just ask. :-)


Shawn


On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 4:35 PM, Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:

> Here are some notes on this that I have been keeping:
>
> The CODE mechanical keyboard
> http://www.codinghorror.com/**blog/2013/08/the-code-**keyboard.html<http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2013/08/the-code-keyboard.html>
> $149.99:
> http://codekeyboards.com/
>
> http://pckeyboard.com/page/**category/UKBD<http://pckeyboard.com/page/category/UKBD>
> http://www.pckeyboard.com/
> http://elitekeyboards.com/
>
> Mark Giffin
>
>
> On 9/10/13 11:13 AM, Chris Morton wrote:
>
>> Thanks to both of you. I just placed my order. > Chris
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 11:06 AM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com
>> >wrote:
>>
>> "Keyboards I have loved and lost" has some discussion of
>>> buckling-spring keyboards, which is what I presume you are thinking of
>>> when you say "full-tactile."
>>>
>>>
>>> https://www.google.com/search?**q=buckling-spring+keyboard&**
>>> safe=off&source=univ&tbm=shop&**tbo=u&sa=X&ei=**
>>> ZV8vUpfJC4qPigLHnYGwCQ&ved=**0CCwQsxg&biw=1876&bih=994<https://www.google.com/search?q=buckling-spring+keyboard&safe=off&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=ZV8vUpfJC4qPigLHnYGwCQ&ved=0CCwQsxg&biw=1876&bih=994>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 10:45 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> A few months back there was a thread about fullsize, full-tactile
>>>> keyboards, like those we got used to in the PC-XT-286-386 era. Can
>>>>
>>> someone
>>>
>>>> please provide a link to that thread?
>>>>
>>>
>>
>
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References:
Keyboards revisited: From: Chris Morton
Re: Keyboards revisited: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Keyboards revisited: From: Chris Morton
Re: Keyboards revisited: From: Mark Giffin

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