• Texas Instruments Silent 700

    From Nick Young@2:250/7 to All on Mon Oct 4 22:47:23 2021
    *Not sure* if this could be classed as a classic "computer", but it is a dumb terminal so whatever.

    Texas Instruments Silent 700 Model 703.


    Picked one of these up for about 60 - anyone has a play around with these? Got mine printing out POST requests from an API :-)



    Nick
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  • From Ron Lauzon@1:275/89 to Nick Young on Tue Oct 5 07:59:00 2021
    Nick Young wrote to All <=-

    *Not sure* if this could be classed as a classic "computer", but it is
    a dumb terminal so whatever.

    Texas Instruments Silent 700 Model 703.

    Picked one of these up for about 60 - anyone has a play around with these? Got mine printing out POST requests from an API :-)

    I got one on eBay and have it hooked up to my Altair-Duino as a terminal.

    Works really nice.

    The paper is standard fax paper. You can get it at most office supply stores.

    But the cable needs ALL the control lines hooked up. I had to make my own cable
    and loop CTS<->RTS and DTR<->DSR on the 700's side of the cable.


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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Nick Young on Sat Oct 9 13:09:02 2021
    Nick Young wrote to All <=-

    *Not sure* if this could be classed as a classic
    "computer", but it is a dumb terminal so whatever.

    That qualifies in my view. :D

    Picked one of these up for about L60 - anyone has a play
    around with these? Got mine printing out POST requests from
    an API :-)

    I always loved the keyboards on dumb terminals.

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