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Posted Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:27 am

This is a little off-topic, but I built a lovely keyboard with some extra Commodore keycaps that I had lying around. Looks really sharp, I really enjoyed putting it together.

I have several sets of 128 keys, but I cannot find a compatible mount.

I used to have two spare sets of Commodore 64 keycaps, but I tried to dye the other set and the results were... abhorrent. The pad printing on the white keycaps does not react well to dye.

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Posted Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:29 pm

OMG that is so ... cute!

Is that a modern PC/Mac keyboard now? How did you make it? What function does the C= key provide?

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Posted Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:15 pm

Yes it is a modern USB keyboard. The foundation for the design is the Zlant 40% keyboard kit. The case is 3D printed.

Currently the Commodore key is enter. Most DIY keyboard kits are programmable with a utility called QMK that allows you to make any key do anything.

I used the MechBoard 64 stem adaptors to use my spare C64 keys.

For example, there is no number row on this keyboard, so I programmed Run/Stop to be a function key. If I press that key Q through P correspond to 1 to 0 just like a normal number row.

A more useable layout would ditch the humongous space bar and replace them with more keys.

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