[vcf-midatlantic] Shugart SA800-2 drives

Alexander Jacocks alexander at vcfed.org
Mon Mar 28 16:06:32 UTC 2022

That's the issue though. IMO, foam and foil keyboards may feel good,
but they're always just about to fail. They even sometimes failed when
new. Not a great tech for longevity, IMO.

I much prefer traditional mechanical keyswitches.

- Alex

On Mon, Mar 28, 2022 at 12:05 PM Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> On 3/28/22 12:01, Alexander Jacocks wrote:
> > I think that creating a replacement Sun type 3/type 4 keyboard and
> > mouse would be worthwhile. Shouldn't be too hard, with all the rp2040
> > keyboard software floating around.
>    True, but a Type 4 is an amazingly good keyboard in its own right.
> The idea isn't "something to connect to a Sun" but having a real Type 4
> keyboard.
>    We have about 25 of them at LSSM.  All but one have failed, and are
> in the "will fix these if we ever get any damn help around here" status.
>    The Type 3 is a very good keyboard too, IMO.  I worked on one every
> day for many years and loved it.
> > Personally, I'd like a modern laser mouse for my Suns. The pad ones
> > work great, but I don't have all that many pads. The ball ones are ...
> > ball mice.
>    I have a Postscript file that, when printed on a decent laser
> printer, makes a mouse pad that actually works with Sun optical mice.
>    I think it shouldn't be too hard to make actual metal mouse pads for
> them.
>    Those were some of the best mice I've ever used.
>             -Dave
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA

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