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18857Re: [midatlanticretro] WTD-serial terminal

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  • Richard Cini
    Nov 2, 2010
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      Re: [midatlanticretro] WTD-serial terminal On 11/2/10 8:17 AM, "Gene Buckle" <geneb@...> wrote:
          On Mon, 1 Nov 2010, Richard Cini wrote:

      > Gene --
      >    Actually I looked into it after I saw this email. It’s a great item but
      > unless “packaged” correctly, it looses something in the look and feel area.
      > I guess with the right keyboard (like an IBM “clicky” keyboard) and a custom
      > case (like the MAME arcade kind of thing, but desktop), it could result in a
      > good reproduction. The second serial port is a bonus, as you can use that
      > (hopefully) as a paper tape input.
      It almost begs a nice wooden enclosure that would replace the Model M
      keyboard case as well as provide a housing for the PCB and maybe a 14"
      LCD. :)

      Look at this: eBay item 150514710557. It’s a Heath H9 terminal. Not being a Heath guy, I didn’t know this existed. It’s about the right form factor, approximately, for a hacked together Pocketerm and 14” LCD monitor. The case could be wood and metal like the SOL or maybe something else. Hmmmm....


      Rich Cini
      Collector of Classic Computers
      Build Master and lead engineer, Altair32 Emulator
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