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IBM Model M dome swap & chopjob

Turn up the radio! Today's hot single: Bitteneite's 70% Model M with choplog.

Bitteneite was very tired of being the one without an SSK, so he made one himself.

Used to be a dirt-cheap 71G4644 I got for about 10 bucks... for funsies!

The donor was a Model M 71G4644 (rubber dome version) from an eBay auction.

The board is now chopped and converted into good old buckling springs.

Here's the picture-heavy restoration log for those interested.

Published on Fri 30th Jul 2021. Featured in KBD #37 (source).


1983 IBM PCjr

1983 PCjr keyboard from IBM posted by rpiguy9907.


From a Beamspring to a Model M

Why Bitteneite, even after finally owning a Beamspring, still went back to a Model M.


IBM 5291

Kirkwood1994 picked up a beautiful 5291.

IBM 3178 C1 mod

An IBM 3178 C1 USB Chungus edition ft. Solenoid by drake9800.