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Model F restoration

A well-documented Model F restoration by epictronics.

This well-documented Model F restoration by epictronics was featured on hackaday and it comes with a nice and informative video:

Complete disassembly and restoration of the legendary buckling spring model F keyboard for the first IBM PC, the IBM 5150. Making a replacement neopren foam pad – Epictronics.

Published on Mon 11th Oct 2021. Featured in KBD #47 (source).


Beamspring spotting

A breathtaking photo of an IBM Beamspring 5251 shot by Bitteneite.

From a Beamspring to a Model M

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


IBM 3276 Beam Spring

A restored and modded IBM 3276 Beam Spring keyboard with USB and a wooden palm rest by madhias (gallery, sound).