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QL keyboard mod

Postby tetroid » Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:34 pm

QL keyboard modification.
Mechanical switches, original QL key caps.
Need some works to cutting the original top case. :)

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Re: QL keyboard mod

Postby RalfR » Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:41 pm

Great, I'll take one!


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Re: QL keyboard mod

Postby Cristian » Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:57 pm

:o
Tetroid hits the mark again!


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Re: QL keyboard mod

Postby Chr$ » Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:52 pm

Thought you'd been quiet lately Tetroid! Any idea how much that will cost? And will you be back offering your usual products soon?


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Re: QL keyboard mod

Postby Tesla » Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:37 pm

Hi Tetroid, happy to read you again, your disappearance from Sellmyretro had worried me. :?
Great work Tetroid. I want one too. I find very intesting the system that you had use to connect the keyboard to the QL motherboard. It looks like the solution of the old SPEM system 2. Only this single piece could be interesting to connect PS2 keyboards (with a bit of work) directly to the QL motherboard, if you don't have Aurora or superhermes or any other inteface.
Currently I use a superhermes to connect a PS2 keyboard to my QL system but I'am afraid that sooner or latere It will break.


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Re: QL keyboard mod

Postby Peter » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:15 pm

Absolutely great job! Will you sell this? Can german key caps be used as well?


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Re: QL keyboard mod

Postby RalfR » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:46 pm

Peter wrote:Absolutely great job! Will you sell this? Can german key caps be used as well?
I think, all QL are mechanical the same, it's just the ROM, which defines the keys.

BTW: Is that an Aurora board, where the "Aurora Interface" is plugged into?


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Re: QL keyboard mod

Postby RWAP » Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:29 pm

Yes, this is looking really good - the QL keyboard has long been an issue!


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Re: QL keyboard mod

Postby tetroid » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:10 pm

I am sorry, I cant't answer about the price. This is first version, it need some small corrections ( sizes and position of parts correction ), I will make the secont test version and then I can tell about the prices.

About german an possible US versions, unfortunately, I have no any german version of top case, I hope it have the same sizes and mounting holes positions. Especially I interesting to see bottom side of Enter key and Space bar, hope it identical to UK versions, Space bar need small revision.
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Re: QL keyboard mod

Postby tetroid » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:12 pm

RalfR wrote:
Peter wrote:Absolutely great job! Will you sell this? Can german key caps be used as well?
I think, all QL are mechanical the same, it's just the ROM, which defines the keys.

BTW: Is that an Aurora board, where the "Aurora Interface" is plugged into?


Yes, I have restored Aurora board now.



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