[rescue] Anyone build this kit?

John Hudak jjhudak at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 18:29:54 CDT 2021

 if the specs don't lie, seems like a good deal, even at $62 USD.  Hard to
find a *real* terminal at that price.  (It is tempting enough for me to
unload one of my vtxxx's or H19's just to get back some real estate or
prevent back injury when moving them )

I am curious if it has the function to display 'unprintable' ascii?  I
always found that handy in my work but not everyone needs it.
The vt100 had two options that we always got on our lab and most office
units: 20ma current loop, Advanced Video
I wonder if this unit has those?
The 20ma current interface was necessary because the terminals were a
*long* distance from the machine room - making a converter is always
The AVO was handy to see 132 columns in addition to the base 80 columns.
Handy to see 'big' reports or display multiple user input configurations.
I Would be interested in hearing your impressions if you get one.

On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 4:28 PM Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com>

> I recently went looking for a serial terminal for various hobby reasons,
> and
> soon discovered that actual serial terminals can be quite expensive, even
> old,
> crusty ones.
> I came across this on Tindie, and decided to give it a try. It looks like
> it's
> pretty flexible, to the point I can probably easily attach it to the case
> on a
> low-res LCD display for a zero footprint serial terminal. It uses a PS/2
> keyboard and a VGA monitor.
> https://www.tindie.com/products/petrohi/geoffs-vt100-terminal-kit/
> It's a bit pricey at $52 + $10 shipping, but if it works as good as
> everyone
> of the reviews says, it's a bargain.
> Thoughts?
> Ken
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