Superbrain smorgasbord

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jonb
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Superbrain smorgasbord

Postby jonb » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:01 pm

Me and my big gob...

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These three fine specimens come from the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge. As such, they are museum property, and I have volunteered to repair them because I enjoy pulling my hair / teeth / fingernails out so much. I am especially fond of gouging my own eyes out with blunt and / or rusty implements as Hoglet and MAK1024 will tell you.

What have I let myself in for? We will find out in due course!

JonB

P.S. I was going to make an iceberg related metaphor, because there are a bunch more waiting to be restored, so this is the "starter for ten".

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Re: Superbrain smorgasbord

Postby paulb » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:39 pm

The typeface used on the keys is similar to that used on the Electron. I wonder if they were produced by the same manufacturer.

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Re: Superbrain smorgasbord

Postby jonb » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:15 pm

Finally got them home.

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Re: Superbrain smorgasbord

Postby StephenM » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:07 pm

Jon,

Are you going to use your system as a test bed?

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Re: Superbrain smorgasbord

Postby jonb » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:38 pm

It's likely.

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Re: Superbrain smorgasbord

Postby zippysticks » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:19 pm

Ah - now catching up with this Superbrain thread.

You previously noted the similarity between the superbrain keycaps and the Acorn Electron caps - did you ever try them for size/fit ?

regards

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Re: Superbrain smorgasbord

Postby jonb » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:35 am

No, but I will.

The switches are the same as the BBC Master's - SMC Type 4 (with vertical stalks).

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Re: Superbrain smorgasbord

Postby zippysticks » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:32 am

Great thanks _ i have my eye on a few broken Electrons on Ebay - I'll get one anyway and salvage keyboard parts rather than dismantle my working BBC machines.

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Re: Superbrain smorgasbord

Postby 1024MAK » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:14 pm

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Re: Superbrain smorgasbord

Postby 1024MAK » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:17 pm

Mark of RetroClinic sells serviced key switches.

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Re: Superbrain smorgasbord

Postby zippysticks » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:53 pm

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