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Found a IBM 3705

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Found a IBM 3705

#1 Post by 128MB » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:10 am

This afternoon i am going to pick up an IBM 3705 ... never been this excited in my life picking up a piece of old hardware. And its for the price of a tank of gas.

Will post a pic as soon as i return :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_3705_ ... Controller

EDIT:

https://imgur.com/a/2aBJE5n

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Re: Found a IBM 3705

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:22 am

So here's the question? What can you do with it.

If you don't have the rest of the IBM mainframe to go along with it, Id hook it up to an Arduino and control something with it. Idk, lights in your house, a thermonuclear missle in your basement, little stuff.
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Re: Found a IBM 3705

#3 Post by 128MB » Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:43 am

Its wired up so random lights go on and off with the rotary knobs and and some buttons control an FM radio inside.

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Re: Found a IBM 3705

#4 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:31 am

128MB wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:43 am
Its wired up so random lights go on and off with the rotary knobs and and some buttons control an FM radio inside.
Haha, beautiful. That's the kind of treatment it deserves.
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