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"NEW" IBM Thinkpad 701C Butterfly with 10th Gen Intel Core i3.

#1 Post by KingDawnBrave » Tue Oct 17, 2023 1:25 am

The IBM Thinkpad 701C butterfly keyboard laptop is a very classic model, and many IBM fans still love it.
However, much of the antique stock that remained was damaged. It is very difficult and expensive to buy a 701C that looks and functions well.
In China, a user of 51 Forum (ID: yeat) designed and manufactured this replica 701C, allowing this model to regain the feelings of the past. Additionally, another user (ID:zkr) commented and filmed this video.
IBM fans are welcome to communicate. Please indicate the source when reprinting the video.
Thank you!

https://preview.redd.it/t919t8owmpub1.j ... c633de21c2
https://preview.redd.it/zny4kar4npub1.j ... 08f59dca6c
https://preview.redd.it/rhxpklj5npub1.j ... d45bfbddf6
https://preview.redd.it/r9g6fbuanpub1.j ... 30c2113dc3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB3rplh7WyY&t=19s
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Re: Give the IBM Thinkpad 701C ”Butterfly“ a new life.

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Oct 17, 2023 1:45 am

Those overly-complicated [img] links are not working.
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Re: Give the IBM Thinkpad 701C "Butterfly" a new life.

#3 Post by dr_st » Tue Oct 17, 2023 3:29 am

Yes, sorry. The forum software does not handle huge images well, and Reddit preview does not seem flexible enough in terms of size, so I just converted the images into links.
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Re: Give the IBM Thinkpad 701C "Butterfly" a new life.

#4 Post by axur-delmeria » Tue Oct 17, 2023 4:16 am

What are its specs?
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Re: Give the IBM Thinkpad 701C "Butterfly" a new life.

#5 Post by my03 » Tue Oct 17, 2023 10:44 am

Is it for sale somewhere?
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Re: Give the IBM Thinkpad 701C ”Butterfly“ a new life.

#6 Post by KingDawnBrave » Tue Oct 17, 2023 9:10 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2023 1:45 am
Those overly-complicated [img] links are not working.
sorry, I am new here, I will learn how to use this forum and the rules, thank you.

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Re: Give the IBM Thinkpad 701C "Butterfly" a new life.

#7 Post by KingDawnBrave » Tue Oct 17, 2023 9:12 pm

dr_st wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2023 3:29 am
Yes, sorry. The forum software does not handle huge images well, and Reddit preview does not seem flexible enough in terms of size, so I just converted the images into links.
Thanks.

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Re: Give the IBM Thinkpad 701C "Butterfly" a new life.

#8 Post by KingDawnBrave » Tue Oct 17, 2023 9:15 pm

my03 wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2023 10:44 am
Is it for sale somewhere?
This is a DIY product and cannot be produced in large quantities. It is only for hobbies. :D

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Re: Give the IBM Thinkpad 701C "Butterfly" a new life.

#9 Post by solidpro » Wed Oct 18, 2023 5:24 am

Thanks for sharing - I opened the links fine. A really interesting labour of love right there. One day replicas will exist off the shelf...

Can I ask, how did you adapt the stock keyboard to work using USB?

What LCD did you buy that matches the dimensions and depth of the lid?

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Re: Give the IBM Thinkpad 701C "Butterfly" a new life.

#10 Post by KingDawnBrave » Wed Oct 18, 2023 9:09 pm

solidpro wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2023 5:24 am
Thanks for sharing - I opened the links fine. A really interesting labour of love right there. One day replicas will exist off the shelf...

Can I ask, how did you adapt the stock keyboard to work using USB?

What LCD did you buy that matches the dimensions and depth of the lid?

Thanks!
Encode through the mapping keyboard and convert it to USB with the main control. The screen is an iPad 10.2 9th generation screen. :D

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Re: Give the IBM Thinkpad 701C "Butterfly" a new life.

#11 Post by solidpro » Thu Oct 19, 2023 3:52 am

Ok, the big question is.... does the trackpoint work?
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Re: Give the IBM Thinkpad 701C "Butterfly" a new life.

#12 Post by KingDawnBrave » Thu Oct 19, 2023 10:23 pm

solidpro wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2023 3:52 am
Ok, the big question is.... does the trackpoint work?
Yes, it works perfectly.

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Re: Give the IBM Thinkpad 701C "Butterfly" a new life.

#13 Post by solidpro » Sat Oct 21, 2023 5:38 am

Wow - how did you do that? The keyboard adaptor couldn't adapt it, right?
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Re: Give the IBM Thinkpad 701C "Butterfly" a new life.

#14 Post by axur-delmeria » Sat Oct 21, 2023 7:48 am

solidpro wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2023 5:38 am
Wow - how did you do that? The keyboard adaptor couldn't adapt it, right?
The guy who's working on the Framework 701C used a Teensy 3.6 with custom QMK firmware.
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Re: Give the IBM Thinkpad 701C "Butterfly" a new life.

#15 Post by KingDawnBrave » Wed Oct 25, 2023 8:13 pm

axur-delmeria wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2023 7:48 am
solidpro wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2023 5:38 am
Wow - how did you do that? The keyboard adaptor couldn't adapt it, right?
The guy who's working on the Framework 701C used a Teensy 3.6 with custom QMK firmware.
Yes, he is more professional.

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