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Old 04 November 2018, 18:42   #241
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I would preorder a couple of them (to begin with) if I can secure an AZERTY layout (French). Unfortunately it’s unclear if there is a chance to have one so I’d rather wait...
Can someone from AmigaOnTheLake confirm or clarify?
Is it only US layout??
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Old 09 November 2018, 15:19   #242
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I would preorder a couple of them (to begin with) if I can secure an AZERTY layout (French). Unfortunately it’s unclear if there is a chance to have one so I’d rather wait...
Can someone from AmigaOnTheLake confirm or clarify?
Is it only US layout??
can you post a pic of the AZERTY layout so we can see it. Keys could be printed with lots of variations so different layouts are possible
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Old 09 November 2018, 15:33   #243
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They're all printed on the back of the A500 manual..

http://www.bombjack.org/amiga/amiga-...troduction.pdf page 242-> Most of them are accurate :-) At least the s keymap is very consistent among amiga models, I haven't experienced that much variance.
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They're all printed on the back of the A500 manual..

http://www.bombjack.org/amiga/amiga-...troduction.pdf page 242-> Most of them are accurate :-) At least the s keymap is very consistent among amiga models, I haven't experienced that much variance.
Thanks Jope,

The nice thing about cherry MX is the availability of keycaps that are available for keyboards in many colours and sizes. I dont see an issue with the standard characters as the stores can custom print so for the non standard characters you can provide a .svg file etc and they can make keycaps which wouldnt normally be available for the Amiga
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New Cherry MX keyboards for the A500, A600 and A1200

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can you post a pic of the AZERTY layout so we can see it. Keys could be printed with lots of variations so different layouts are possible


A500:


A1200:


These are internet pictures. I’m away from home until 1st of December but will post hires pictures then..

*** edit 2: pictures fixed..

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Old 16 November 2018, 02:04   #246
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I would preorder two of these, as well with a preference for AZERTY, however if no other option is available the default Amiga Qwerty one is absolutely ok.
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Old 18 November 2018, 16:50   #247
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Ooh, I'd be hugely interested in getting one each for my A500 and A1200. Especially if I could get black keycaps with the lettering in white/off-white (not too fussy about that aspect, but the black keycaps I am fussy about).
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Old 19 November 2018, 02:03   #248
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i will have a couple of pictures and more news on Tuesday with some notable progress
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Old 19 November 2018, 11:30   #249
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Many thanks. This is an interesting project.

I have never had a failed keyboard but I would imagine it would drive someone mad if they couldn't get one.

I do want / need new Amiga keycaps and if they come with a replacement modern keyboard too then that is cool.
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Old 21 November 2018, 02:49   #250
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I would preorder a couple of them (to begin with) if I can secure an AZERTY layout (French). Unfortunately it’s unclear if there is a chance to have one so I’d rather wait...
Can someone from AmigaOnTheLake confirm or clarify?
Is it only US layout??

The AZERTY layout should be easy to do, i will verify. Both the A and Q are 1.0 sized keys with just the different angle so they can be printed no problem to coincide with the correct row.

So here is a little bit of news of progress, I received a sample of the keycaps to verify the quality before we commit. Quality looks good so i will forward them to AOTL so he can also look.

Also, the beta version of the A600MX keyboard came today so i have assembled it and put on a set of (typewriter style) keys. Some of the keys are obviously labelled wrong but it is strictly to show how the A600 looks.

The empty slots on either side of the spacebar will not be visible when using an Amiga oversized spacebar. The keyboard is connected to the motherboard by the 32 pin header. All keys and functions are tested ok.

I also checked out the a1000, and other big box external keyboards. There should be no reason why i cant do them also (well, mabbe time is limited atm) but i will probably start after xmas, most of the legwork is done now so it will be relatively easy to do. Using multiple headers on the PCB will allow the keyboards to be used across all big box amigas.

here are the pics of the A600...



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forgot to mention, the keyboard comes with a new LED board witha nice easy plugin cable and not the horrible soldering wires that commodore done

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Old 21 November 2018, 07:43   #252
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@Kipper

Time to rename your hometown to "Awesome Bay"
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Old 21 November 2018, 08:06   #253
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I'd love a 1k one!
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Any news on a European reseller?
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Hi all,


Here are my Cherry MX keyboards for the Amiga, They will be sold by Amiga on the Lake and a distributor in the UK

All the info is here... These MX keyboards are designed as a total drop in keyboard replacement, not just part of it

http://www.kipper2k.com/cherrymx/cherrymx.html

How long till they are actually available? I would like a total black one for my Amiga 2000's I will look at an internal mod so I can run the keyboard out to my 8 port keyboard/mouse/vga switcher myself.

I did forget to ask so edited - are they cherry clear switches? and are they plate or solder mount?

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here are the pics of the A600...



and ..

Will standard keycaps not be available? I'm sorry to say I find these rather not nice looking
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Will standard keycaps not be available? I'm sorry to say I find these rather not nice looking
LOL, I doubt that those are what the new key caps will look like.
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Old 11 December 2018, 15:11   #259
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LOL, I doubt that those are what the new key caps will look like.
They will not... If he actually bothered to read the thread he'd know that.
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They will not... If he actually bothered to read the thread he'd know that.
Why do you have to be like that? So aggressive for no reason? What have I done to you?

I did read the thread, what concerned me, sorry I don't have time to read all pages of blabbering though and still had a question. It was a valid question, and again, you don't need to be mean to someone asking something How unwelcoming.
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