ZX81 clone or what?

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GCHarder
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ZX81 clone or what?

Post by GCHarder » Sat May 26, 2018 9:46 pm

While searching around on the net I found these at this site...

https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/176 ... clair-zx81

But there is no info on what they are.

They look like some kind of ZX81 clone with an old PC game port interface.

Regards;

Greg
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Andy Rea
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Re: ZX81 clone or what?

Post by Andy Rea » Sat May 26, 2018 10:07 pm

I'm wondering if they are just keyboards.... Perhaps used for something other than zx81... The D connector has enough pins for it just to be the keyboard matrix. An interesting find anyway.

Regards Andy
6 x ZX81, 1 x TS1500 , 1 x +3e, 1 x timex 2040 printer, 1 x timex 2020 cassette deck, siclair printer and some spectrum

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Re: ZX81 clone or what?

Post by 1024MAK » Sat May 26, 2018 10:44 pm

Andy Rea wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 10:07 pm
I'm wondering if they are just keyboards.... Perhaps used for something other than zx81... The D connector has enough pins for it just to be the keyboard matrix. An interesting find anyway.

Regards Andy
Yes, my thinking is along the same lines as Andy's comments.

A ZX81 membrane makes a very convenient keyboard that can be used for other applications.

Mark

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