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Old 14 March 2021, 12:44   #661
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Can the A1200.net keycaps fit on kippers keyboard or are they totally incompatible?
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Old 14 March 2021, 19:31   #662
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Incompatible as the thread title suggests Kipper2k's keyboard uses cherry MX compatible keycaps and the a1200.net keycaps only fit the original Mitsumi keyboards used on most Amigas.
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Old 15 March 2021, 01:37   #663
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Which has the advantage that keys can easily be replaced except for the custom keys, i.e. Amiga Keys etc.
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Old 15 March 2021, 02:17   #664
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It's not cheap, but you can custom order a set of Amiga MX keycaps from Signature Plastics. They have a way you can specify the size of keys and the legend. The only "Amiga" key they do not do is "Help" but 1.25U Esc, F, Amiga and other keys you normally can't get can be had.
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Old 15 March 2021, 03:17   #665
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It's not cheap, but you can custom order a set of Amiga MX keycaps from Signature Plastics. They have a way you can specify the size of keys and the legend. The only "Amiga" key they do not do is "Help" but 1.25U Esc, F, Amiga and other keys you normally can't get can be had.
And that in a nutshell(apart from being a fantastic kb to type on) is why this keyboard solution is the best current solution.
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Old 15 March 2021, 23:51   #666
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And that in a nutshell(apart from being a fantastic kb to type on) is why this keyboard solution is the best current solution.
It's yet another mystery about the whole saga: they've solved arguably the most difficult part (keycap moulds), yet they leave money on the table by not selling the keycaps. Or the keyboard as a kit.

I have one myself, and it is a very nice keyboard (probably the nicest one I have for any system I own), but there's not a lot going on soldering wise. Definitely doable for a hobbyist. Pick-and-place of the small components at the PCB manufacture stage (PCBwaaaaaaay) would make this even easier.

The latest blog update is just more of the same...they've had years to articulate the bottlenecks yet continue to offer vague promises of more information soon. ¯\_(?)_/¯
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Old 16 March 2021, 01:00   #667
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It's yet another mystery about the whole saga: they've solved arguably the most difficult part (keycap moulds), yet they leave money on the table by not selling the keycaps. Or the keyboard as a kit.

I have one myself, and it is a very nice keyboard (probably the nicest one I have for any system I own), but there's not a lot going on soldering wise. Definitely doable for a hobbyist. Pick-and-place of the small components at the PCB manufacture stage (PCBwaaaaaaay) would make this even easier.

The latest blog update is just more of the same...they've had years to articulate the bottlenecks yet continue to offer vague promises of more information soon. ¯\_(?)_/¯
Yes, i dont know, this should be a huge seller, i can imagine mounting the keys takes time but they may also be mounting the switched which would double the time.

Its a fantastic kb the only downside for me is the ribbon solution sucks, ive busted the mount on the keyboard and just using sellotape to keep it attached. Its the only weak point in an otherwise fantastic solution.
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