Datanetics pcb fixing errors (Mike Willegal)

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Datanetics pcb fixing errors (Mike Willegal)

I fix the errors i read about the Datanetics Keybord that made from Mike Willegal.

 

I remove the matrix vias from up left corner (red color).

 

Also i add vias on Ic's holes and keys. (blue color)

 

And at the end i fix the sort on the trace by makeing a loop around. (yellow color)

 

 

Here is a photo.

 

 

 

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You should post the files so

You should post the files so people can order the fixed board. Also, if you are handy and enjoy layout, I would be forever grateful if you could create a version with cherry mx switches instead of the dc51. I have all of the stuff (including the pcb, as you pictured) to build the keyboard, however I don't really want to waste the valuable switches on this keyboard. 

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https://github.com/osiweb

https://github.com/osiweb/unified_retro_keyboard

Not exactly what you ask but may be also an option.

There are some replacements for the anciant chip on the Datanetics availibe. https://www.ebay.com/itm/133723486639

 

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Thanks for the links. I

Thanks for the links. I recall reading about that keyboard. It's a good idea, but I was hoping for one that looks exactly like the datanetics one, without the old switches. I am sure it's just me who wants that. I don't think you would be able to tell it isn't the same switches if you got some cherry mx reds with retro keycaps.

 

I have a small amount of the original encoder ic chips, but it's good to know a modern replacement is available. All of these parts are starting to fail because of age. It's sad. 

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I know about two Germanys

I know about two Germanys that just build one with mx switches by modifying the original PCB (drilling).

I found some pictures of the URK: http://osiweb.org/osiforum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=492&start=10#p3472

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I'm one of the two "drilling"

I'm one of the two "drilling" Germans;)I drilled out the matrix and soldered Cherry MX keys with lots of solder bridges from below.It would be nice if the PCB layout could be adapted to modern Cherry MX keys.

 

 

 

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Datanetics PCB

Hi there,

 

That Datanetics PCB keyboard that you made with Cherry MX switchs came out really great. Plus I didn't no about the MM5740AAE/N replacment I must try and get one for an Apple II computer I have that uses the MM5740AAE/N IC be good to get a spare replacement.

 

I made a couple of Dave's Universal Keyboard and got a couple of his keyboard key sets he got made. very happy how they came out otherwise I would of gone for a Datanetics PCB keyboard  like you.

 

This is the first Apple 1 I made 

 

This is the second Apple 1 same keyboard but making a case to enclose it in.

 

cheers

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Sure. Here are the link with

Sure. Here are the link with the gerber files:

 

https://www.mediafire.com/file/7k3wkzlxzowxxuz/gerbers_updated.zip/file

 

 

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Switch types

Are these gerbers for Cherry MX switches?

Thanks

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RTB wrote:Are these gerbers
RTB wrote:

Are these gerbers for Cherry MX switches?

Thanks

Nop. 

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Keycaps

Any idea where to find the correct keycaps, all in black, style really like on the old keyboards? 

 

Regards

Thomas

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