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Thread: apple I clone board, any good? Any problems getting parts? Thoughts?

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    They do come up periodically, just not on eBay. Last one I saw sell for almost 5k and that was just when the Apple-1 crazy stuff started, so they could cost more now because Apple-1 owners really want them.

    I honestly don’t think many pre-Apple II parallel keyboards of any brand survived to begin with. Anything dated 1976 and earlier seems to be unobtainiun unless they are attached to a physical machine already (ie your TVTs). I know I keep an eye out and generally find maybe one keyboard a year, usually an swtpc, dated that early and they all cost $$$. I think that is why you see so many Apple II and II plus keyboards, they really were the first mass produced self contained parallel keyboard, but that is mid-1977 and later, even the early ones of those cost $$$. Most common are 1979 thru 1982.

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    There is a modern keyboard for the Apple 1:

    http://www.apple1notes.com/old_apple...ard%20Note.pdf

    Designed by Wendell Sander a Apple 1 user and early Apple employee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d5aa96 View Post
    There is a modern keyboard for the Apple 1:

    http://www.apple1notes.com/old_apple...ard%20Note.pdf

    Designed by Wendell Sander a Apple 1 user and early Apple employee.
    It’s a great keyboard for either an Apple-1 or Apple II. I have one hooked up to a Mimeo right now.

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    There are a couple more modern "Apple 1 style" clones that you may be interested in (all parts included):

    PE6502
    L-Star Plus

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    I remember using an old George Risk sealed-reed-switch keyboard from an RCA Spectra 70 back in the day. Lotsa diodes and DTL--and the output was EBCDIDC.. Great keyboard, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasma View Post
    There are a couple more modern "Apple 1 style" clones that you may be interested in (all parts included):

    PE6502
    L-Star Plus

    ill look into those thank you

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