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Re: Commodore 64 C64 Keycap Market Research Poll

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:20 am
by arananet
Zippy Zapp wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:10 am
Jcook793 wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:11 am
arananet wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:30 am
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I got my C64 mechanical keyboard waiting for keycaps and this is a perfect solution to finish it.
I hope they came available soon.
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What is this board? I have the one by MtnBuffalo, but this is different.
Indeed. I would like to know that too.
I made my own mechanical keyboard for my C64 (i got the ultimate elite and the thomas kotch case but no new KB). It's made from ground. I will publish the gerbers and design on my github soon so everyone can build one.

Re: Commodore 64 C64 Keycap Market Research Poll

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:48 pm
by mbosschaart
Will definitely buy 3-4 sets, but would prefer a breadbin brown color option as well.

Re: Commodore 64 C64 Keycap Market Research Poll

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:59 pm
by JimDrew
Do people really want a brown printed set? There are over 11 million of those in existence already. :)

Re: Commodore 64 C64 Keycap Market Research Poll

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:14 pm
by mbosschaart
JimDrew wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:59 pm
Do people really want a brown printed set? There are over 11 million of those in existence already. :)
They do yellow, get blemished, damaged, or are missing
and people need replacements. I’m sure there will be a market for fresh new breadbin brown sets.

Re: Commodore 64 C64 Keycap Market Research Poll

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:19 pm
by Olem
arananet wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:20 am
Zippy Zapp wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:10 am
Jcook793 wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:11 am


What is this board? I have the one by MtnBuffalo, but this is different.
Indeed. I would like to know that too.
I made my own mechanical keyboard for my C64 (i got the ultimate elite and the thomas kotch case but no new KB). It's made from ground. I will publish the gerbers and design on my github soon so everyone can build one.
That's great! But a metal (or plastic) bracket or plate would be needed in addition to the PCB, right? Maybe a kit with the PCB and bracket could be made, and then people could solder it themselves? A group buy could be the way to go ;)

Re: Commodore 64 C64 Keycap Market Research Poll

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:21 pm
by Olem
...and I would very much like a brown option as well! :D

Re: Commodore 64 C64 Keycap Market Research Poll

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:11 pm
by 3D-vice
Well, that sounds amazing and I'll definitely back this project, so please keep us updated here, Jim. :)

Looking through my C64 projects, I'll definitely need 3 sets, yeah.

Re: Commodore 64 C64 Keycap Market Research Poll

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:38 pm
by JimDrew
This is my personal favorite, and the reason I am doing this at all.

Re: Commodore 64 C64 Keycap Market Research Poll

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:58 pm
by dejavu4u2
So excited by this. I'm prepared to back it for 10 sets. That black render is beautiful, as are those clear keycaps. Outstanding work Jim.

Re: Commodore 64 C64 Keycap Market Research Poll

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:42 pm
by JimDrew
Those renders were done by Dan, so he gets credit for those - but that is exactly how the keycaps will look!