Hi!/ Sharing the technology/ LK401/ Thanks! (fwd)

From: Justin <justin_at_ingrid.raspberrytea.com>
Date: Tue Dec 31 05:07:06 2002

Hi guys.

I stumbled upon your list while looking for LK401 schematics, and found
that this is the kind of list I was looking for.

My name is Justin, and I like classic computers. We have an interesting
community of technology enthusiasts who hang out at a local coffee shop
here in Houston, TX called Kaveh Kanes.

For a while now I have been trying to get rid of a lot of my old
computers, because I didn't really want to spend more time on them, but it
was hard to part with them. So rather than toss them, I've been getting
them functional and setting them up as internet terminals at the coffee

A friend, Barrett put his Intel FreeBSD machine up there to start. Now I
have my SparcSTATION 5 exporting an X session from it so people can get
on the web.

Now I'm working on getting my VAXstation 3100 up and working. IT works
but my keyboard is shot. I have the LK201, which seems to have a matrix
fault. about 1/6 of the keys work. :-( I bought a LK401 on ebay and the
person said it had the right connector when I asked. I waited too long
after I got it and found out it didn't in fact have the right connector.

Does anyone know about these? my VAX Station takes the 4 element RJ11 for
which I have the pinout from the netbsd archive. The LK401 I have though
has a 6 pin (5 of those are connected) minidin. ( I think its a minidin
anyway ).

It looks very similar inside, but I don't know what I can connect and I'm
having trouble finding documentation for it.

Well that was a windy introduction, but it tells you a little about
myself, and what I'm trying to do. I just want to share old technology
with people in a way that they can still use and appreciate it at the
coffee shop.

Incidently, I have the complete reference to VAX/VMS in 3 ring binders. I
think its about 17 binders total. If anyone is interested, I'd be OK with
parting with it. IT would be heavy to ship though. 70 lbs?

Next on the list after the VAX is my Amiga 2000. It needs a 68020
processor card first before it can run either AmigaOS 3.9 or NetBSD....

Received on Tue Dec 31 2002 - 05:07:06 GMT

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