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Old 01 August 2019, 00:28   #381
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Damnit. Stop making things I want to buy!
LOL, i will try but i just like to make things better, hopefully i am .
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Old 01 August 2019, 19:27   #382
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If you need artwork for the keycaps - here is a free set: https://github.com/FeralChild64/MechBoard64-keycaps. Might need some adaptations, and the glyph font is wrong, ITC Avant Garde should be used instead.

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Old 01 August 2019, 23:07   #383
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I assume the original PET key layout will be considered as well?
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Old 08 August 2019, 11:44   #384
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Hi kipper,

I read on your site "We even have USB on it but more on that later.".

Any plans for an external case for this Cherry MX keyboard? Would be a great combo with the coming Vampire V4 standalone I think, if you get usb going, wouldn't it?.

Background: I saw someone posted this on the apollo forum for the V4SA:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/s...ce/coming_soon
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Old 08 August 2019, 13:01   #385
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Hi kipper,

I read on your site "We even have USB on it but more on that later.".

Any plans for an external case for this Cherry MX keyboard? Would be a great combo with the coming Vampire V4 standalone I think, if you get usb going, wouldn't it?.

Background: I saw someone posted this on the apollo forum for the V4SA:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/s...ce/coming_soon

Hi,

The MX keyboard will be compatible with the Checkmate external case and also the Amiga external cases . They will be able to be retrofitted in the Amiga cases and will have the original size keycaps and not a PC keyboard with PC sized keys branded as Amiga. All the MX keyboards have USB capability so you can run on PC/Raspberry Pi etc

We haven't finished with releases for the MX series, we plan a lot more.
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Any news of a dealer in Europe for keyboards? Import tax, VAT and freight are going to up the price when buying from the US by quite a bit.

I do love the work you put into this and if you ever get around to doing A2K/A4K keyboards I'm definitely a customer (already getting my A1200 case+keys from Philips IndieGogo campaign).
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Old 09 August 2019, 06:48   #387
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Hi kipper,

I read on your site "We even have USB on it but more on that later.".

Any plans for an external case for this Cherry MX keyboard? Would be a great combo with the coming Vampire V4 standalone I think, if you get usb going, wouldn't it?.

Background: I saw someone posted this on the apollo forum for the V4SA:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/s...ce/coming_soon
They are going the right way to get sued with that accurate Amiga branding
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Old 09 August 2019, 13:58   #388
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They are going the right way to get sued with that accurate Amiga branding
Yah, you need to be careful with copying other peoples IP's. Sometimes you think they are dead until you get nasty letters etc. Sometyimes it is hard trying to find out the proper contact person too as sometimes there are ongoing battles as to who owns what. The Amiga is a right mess.

@ Englyst - Regarding the European sales of the Cherry MX. I understand it is a pain to buy from outside the local country/EU etc. I have asked my brother if he is willing to build these (He lives on the Wirral in the UK) he has indicated he would and i am pressing it further with him. There is a lot of assembly and testing required so it is not a quick job and will take a lot of spare time during the initial order completion phase.
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@ Englyst - Regarding the European sales of the Cherry MX. I understand it is a pain to buy from outside the local country/EU etc. I have asked my brother if he is willing to build these (He lives on the Wirral in the UK) he has indicated he would and i am pressing it further with him. There is a lot of assembly and testing required so it is not a quick job and will take a lot of spare time during the initial order completion phase.
Thanks! Let's hope a little brotherly persuation will help things along Good to hear and I bet there are a lot of customers here for keyboards that would appreciate that.

Keeping fingers crossed...
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i done some checking to see if the plcc KB mod interderes with anything else...





Not a lot of room to spare, i did have to do a bit of sanding on the sides of the PLCC socket as there were a couple of components that are close to the socket.

For my preference, i will use this PLCC connection rather than the ribbon cable, i think its cleaner looking

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Old 14 August 2019, 17:15   #391
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Thank you for working on these keyboards, kipper2k, they look fantastic.

I also wanted to register my interest in buying one (A1200) from an EU or UK dealer.
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Thank you for working on these keyboards, kipper2k, they look fantastic.

I also wanted to register my interest in buying one (A1200) from an EU or UK dealer.
My brother is receptive to doing these, i dont know how fast he can make them, (he likes his PC gaming a lot lol). i will be talking to him again today
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So no PET key layout for the c64 keyboard, then?
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So no PET key layout for the c64 keyboard, then?
it is on the list, MX Keycaps are not really an issue for us, depending on what size the PET uses it could be as simple as just relabeling the keys with the correct characters. and checking dimensions for the plate/pcb

I will check later this week (prob friday). Do you have a nice hires picture ?
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Just images I'm able to find online:

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Old 16 August 2019, 18:20   #396
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very nice
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The Microgramma font is rather striking on these. The original square keycap Microgramma keyboard is absolutely hideous to type on though. :-)
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Old 16 August 2019, 22:05   #398
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Hence the initial question!

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This one (VIC 20) I really like. I also like the C64C font, where graphic symbols are on top of the keyboard, I don’t like the font used originally on breadbin. But I like the breadbin colors

What is the planned shape of the keycaps? Some modern, or 80’s design?
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