ZX-81 / TS 1000 keyboards
Gordon JC Pearce
gordon at gjcp.net
Sat Dec 2 05:39:59 CST 2006
Glen Goodwin wrote:
> Al Hartman wrote:
>> My friend and I have come across a large stock of working ZX-81
>> computers that are missing keyboards. And a stock of others with bad
>> These are a lot from a former Sinclair Repair Center.
>> We'd like to get these working 100% again for sale along with the
>> remainder of the ZX-81 kits from Zebra Systems.
>> BTW... Stewart only has a couple hundred left, and when they're
>> gone... that's it!
>> Does anyone know of a source for these keyboards, or know of a company
>> that could make them up?
> Al --
> At this late date it would probably be easier to design
> and build an interface so that a common PS/2-type keyboard
> could be used, along with some self-adhesive key-top stickers.
Seems like overkill - the interface would need more processor power than
the ZX81, most likely. There *must* be a company that makes membrane
keyboards, and will do a shortish run. I'd certainly donate a
working-ish keyboard to get some made up...
As an aside, I believe a ZX Spectrum membrane is "close enough" if you
extend one of the sockets so it reaches.
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