[rescue] Looking for a DEC VT-100 in Australia

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 20:35:52 CDT 2011

Join the club.  I've been looking (not very actively, mind you) for a VT100,
220, or similar terminal for a while.  I want something that is nearly
instant on so a laptop that takes a long time to boot is absolutely out of
the question.  Basically I need something that is purposeful and dedicated
to the task of talking to serial ports.  eBay sometimes has very expensive
ones, but more usually they have terminals and no keyboards.  It's
annoying.  If I come across a secret stash I will be sure to make an
annoucement on list.


On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 8:18 PM, Rhys Powell <rpowell93 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey everyone, for the past few months I've been working on a roguelike
> project
> in my spare time, running it in the OS X terminal emulator. I recently came
> across a few articles [1] [2] on using a serial terminal with OS X and I'm
> really interested in getting a hold of one for use in videos and such when
> showing off the game as well as having a convenient terminal for system
> monitoring, git, irssi and whatnot. As this is going to be used in video,
> it
> needs to be a good looking terminal, and after looking around a bit I
> settled
> on the classic VT-100 from DEC. The only problem is I can't find one to
> purchase anywhere online. I've contacted my local university and made a
> post
> on MetaFilter asking where to get one and I was pointed here, so I'm
> wondering
> if anyone had an old VT-100 that they no longer had any use for.
> I'm located a few hours south of Sydney, Australia and I'd prefer not to
> have
> to ship one in from overseas (although I'd be willing to as a last resort).
> Any help you could provide in finding one would be great.
> Rhys Powell
> rpowell93 at gmail.com
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