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glennmcc
May 11th, 2012, 07:28 PM
Has anyone else here made a custom keyboard (from scratch),
like this one this on that I made for my Atari 400
way back in 1982 ? ;-)

http://glennmcc.org/images/atari400.jpg

MikeS
May 11th, 2012, 08:15 PM
Has anyone else here made a custom keyboard (from scratch),
like this one this on that I made for my Atari 400
way back in 1982 ? ;-)
http://glennmcc.org/images/atari400.jpgIf I had (and I'm not telling ;-) ) I wouldn't post a picture...

barythrin
May 14th, 2012, 01:49 PM
lol, well ok. Was that just adding regular key caps to the current chiclet membrane? Curious about more details of where your keys came from and if it was a key by key mod or a replacement keyboard with some sort of circuit emulation?

I guess it was cheaper than the Atari branded replacement keyboard?

deathshadow
May 15th, 2012, 09:05 AM
Never on a 400, but I've done it on TRS-80 Color Computers, Sinclair ZX-80, TS1K's and Spectrums, and at one point even had a TRS-80 Model 4P keyboard wired to run a Cyzern System 7000.

At one point I got three TI 99/4A keyboards out of a electronics grab-bag; they ended up being rewired onto just about every chiclet or membrane keyboarded system I had.

Not as hard to do, but my Rev. NC mainboard Coco 1 has a full travel Coco 2 keyboard on it.

http://www.cutcodedown.com/cocoProject/images/finalCoco1_thumb.jpg
click for larger (http://www.cutcodedown.com/cocoProject/images/finalCoco1.jpg)

Though that's a simple 1:1 replacement.

FloppyDude
May 31st, 2012, 08:31 PM
Seems like an interesting project to undertake, never done anything like this myself. Have just some minor button swapping on controllers.

animekenji
July 7th, 2012, 11:47 AM
That is the ugliest 400 keyboard conversion I have ever seen. I have two with this keyboard

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/114/251633249_6674e442cb_z.jpg?zz=1