ZX81 External Keyboard

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Re: ZX81 External Keyboard

Post by Daeve » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:45 pm

Fantastic... thanks. Now i’m thinking will it also work with a Spectrum? It might be nice for my TBBlue/Spectrum Next board and using the ZX81 ROM in a new case also.

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Re: ZX81 External Keyboard

Post by McKlaud » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:01 pm

If you turn 5 pin connector by 180deg and cross two address lines (A9 and A12) in 8 pin connector it should work with the Speccy.
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Re: ZX81 External Keyboard

Post by msch » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:50 am

Yes, but please note that our keyboard has two modifications: rubout / backspace and Function is available with only one keystroke.
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Re: ZX81 External Keyboard

Post by Andy Rea » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:04 pm

Hi

is this keyboard available yet ?

regards Andy
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Re: ZX81 External Keyboard

Post by mrtinb » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:23 pm

I bought one at the German ZX-Team Gathering two weeks ago. PCB, second hand cherry keys and caps. Real ZX81 key caps are not available yet. I think there was an order list for bulk order. Plexiglass is not for order. Msch please correct me.
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Re: ZX81 External Keyboard

Post by Daeve » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:39 pm

Very interested!

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Re: ZX81 External Keyboard

Post by McKlaud » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:28 pm

This keyboard is awesome :mrgreen: I am lucky one and have got this beauty :mrgreen: Thanks msch :!:

I showed this keyboard to chaps at the speccy.pl 2019.1 party Last weekend. They were impressed and they asked where they could buy it sooner than later ;).
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Re: ZX81 External Keyboard

Post by msch » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:00 pm

Sorry guys, I am very busy at the moment, but I will post some preorder infos soon.

We will offer complete sets with all parts including the printed keycaps.

@Martin:
For those who bought parts at the ZX-Team meeting, we will offer the missing parts too.
The acrylic parts are already available - please drop me a message if You want one set.

@McKlaud: I am shure it was great meeting in Poland. Is there a picture gallery available?
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Re: ZX81 External Keyboard

Post by Daeve » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:56 am

I was wondering if the keyboard is made available to order yet?

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