Timex-Sinclair 1000 with chicklet keyboard
billdeg at degnanco.com
Sat Nov 17 14:55:10 CST 2007
>Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 18:48:14 -0800 (PST)
>From: Sellam Ismail <sellam at vintagetech.com>
>Subject: Timex-Sinclair 1000 with chiclet keyboard
>To: Classic Computers Mailing List <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>I found the oddest thing over at my friend James' ACCRC (Alameda County
>Computer Resource Center) operation.
>Walking through his office I spotted a Timex-Sinclair 1000. But this was
>no ordinary TS1000. Instead of a membrane keyboard (i.e. the flat,
>plastic piece of shit) it had a chiclet keyboard (i.e. the rubberized,
>raised key type). I have never seen this before.
>It seems to be an aftermarket add-on. It has an adhesive on the bottom
>perimeter that sticks over the original membrane keyboard. On the bottom
>of each key are circular pads that press against the membrane key when the
>chiclet key is depressed. It's pretty damn cool.
>Has anyone else ever seen one of these before?
>Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
Suntronics had a kit for a keyboard and chassis cover that fit over the
In addition to Suntronics Co. here is a list of other manufacturers that I
know of who made add on keyboards, but some of these you also had to buy an
upgraded motherboard kit:
Microcomputers Plus, Inc
The Full Spectrum
Research Applications Prod.
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