View Full Version : Archer 58 position keyboard

February 10th, 2014, 09:34 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/58-Position-Keyboard-Multiplexed-Output-Archer-Cat-No-277-1025-/360844363083?pt=US_Vintage_Computing_Parts_Accesso ries&hash=item540400054b

I picked this up recently. I've been collecting keyboards for use in various projects.. but I was wondering if anyone knew what this was intended for, and if it is ASCII? I know Archer produced keyboard replacements for specific computers.. Commodore, Coleco, etc. But cannot find any reference as to the uses for this one.

February 11th, 2014, 03:22 AM
This is an Oric Atmos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oric#Oric_Atmos) keyboard.

February 11th, 2014, 07:34 AM
Gotta love this place! Ask a question, and almost always someone somewhere has the answer.

February 11th, 2014, 08:26 AM
I figured as much.. couldn't quite place it but I didn't think Archer made keyboards strictly for project use. Interesting. Thanks freaktmp! I wonder how hard it'd be to mod it for other use.

February 11th, 2014, 04:18 PM
I found one on eBay a few months ago, although it didn't come in the Radio Shack package. The keyboards were probably dumped onto the surplus market after Oric went out of business, just like how surplus TI-99/4A keyboards were plentiful for many years after TI stopped making computers.


February 14th, 2014, 01:26 PM
Wow, I didn't know that you could get those keyboards still.
I wonder how hard it would be to get it working on my Oric-1?