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Old 30 August 2020, 19:11   #1
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Happy Mechanical Amiga 1200 Keyboard

So I decided to get some pcb's of aeberbach's Mechanical keyboard design. I think it turned out great! I need to find some blank keycaps to fill in the blank spots. Thank you so much aeberbach! It's wonderful.

Also, I learned a few things: white pcb burns at really low temp. So placing the iron the tips of the pins gives the best result.



I have 4 more PCB's... don't know what to do with them. Had to order 5.

P.S. - I need to find a left ctrl key. heh





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Old 30 August 2020, 19:22   #2
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wow, that looks lovely.
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Old 04 September 2020, 14:48   #3
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Great work! It looks good with that transparent case.
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Old 07 September 2020, 03:14   #4
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Thanks, I want to try another gerb... this board is a bit long And does not fit in the original keyboard tray. There is another one on GitHub but it will cost about $100 per board to build.
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Hey nice job! I have the same case. I do need to revise the PCB and 3D printing designs to make them fit better, though in the original A1200 case they are pretty good. It's an iterative process of improvement...

If you really want to make your keyboard perfect Signature Plastics are selling arbitrary size/legend keyboard combos. For example here is my A600 with one of my mechanical keyboards, using their keys (they even have Amiga keys):

https://imgur.com/Z7zNOwk
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Old 07 September 2020, 14:56   #6
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Those are wonderful. How long did they take to make and how much did they charge?

Thanks again for the design.

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Hey nice job! I have the same case. I do need to revise the PCB and 3D printing designs to make them fit better, though in the original A1200 case they are pretty good. It's an iterative process of improvement...

If you really want to make your keyboard perfect Signature Plastics are selling arbitrary size/legend keyboard combos. For example here is my A600 with one of my mechanical keyboards, using their keys (they even have Amiga keys):

https://imgur.com/Z7zNOwk
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They took around two months to ship, about another month to arrive in Australia, and were around $180. Worth it? If I hadn't I would always have wondered.
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Old 08 September 2020, 00:54   #8
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Not too bad for custom keys... I would love to get some purple with white lettering.

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They took around two months to ship, about another month to arrive in Australia, and were around $180. Worth it? If I hadn't I would always have wondered.
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Old 08 September 2020, 01:02   #9
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aeberbach, what did you use to re-enforce the enter and spacebar keys?
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Old 08 September 2020, 02:20   #10
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Under the keys you see two pairs of holes, and they will fit standard Cherry stabilisers. I like the screw-in kind but clip-in should also work I think. The A1200 keyboard uses a 9U space bar and that's where the stabiliser holes are set. If you can get a 9U space bar that's the best way to do it - but they are hard to get. If you can't, consider using a 3D printed thing like I made for the A600 - scroll down on this page: https://aeberbach.github.io/posts/20...iga600keyboard and you can see an assembly to use a 7U space in a keyboard that is supposed to have 8U. (7U is easy to get, 8U Signature Plastics only, pretty much)

You can find various other pictures of keyboards on the blog but most are r1 and r2, unlike the r3 that is current. I keep planning to do r4 that is a better fit in the a1200.net case since that is what I plan to keep and when I do will publish some more pics.
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GMK in Germany might be a good source of 9U space bars. They had to pull it off for the Mega65 project.
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Old 12 September 2020, 07:37   #12
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Thanks for all the help all. That keyboard company rocks aeberbach. Red and white!
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