My new Apple-1 Specific Keyboard

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My new Apple-1 Specific Keyboard

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I even have a "Rub-Out" key for an underscore that works!!!!

If you are going to VCF East on May 5th and 6th, you can see it in person at my Apple-1/Mimeo exhibit.

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Corey

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Very cool! Is this something
Very cool! Is this something you plan to offer for sale or share the schematics and BoM?
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@fingerz, This is an old post

@fingerz, This is an old post from 2012. I think the response that revived it was spam.

FYI: The keyboard  is a modified later Apple II datanetics with a different encoder board designed by Wendell Sander and keycaps he ordered.   I don't think he published those Gerber files.

He did publish all the information about his completely new design keyboard, which is currently connected to my "Daily Driver" Mimeo. Wendell is an amazing engineer and I feel lucky to own some of his personal hardware designs for the Apple-1.

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Corey

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Nice!

Nice!

 

I would like to point out that I have also developed a keyboard which is also a faithful drop-in replacement for the Apple II keyboard.  It's up on Github:

 

https://github.com/osiweb/unified_retro_keyboard

 

The keyboard can be configured as an Apple II replacement, and the Apple II keymaps are selected with DIP switches.  There are 2 keymaps: All CAPS and Upper/Lower.  The Upper/Lower version uses the Power switch as a CapsLock.

 

I'm still waiting on the keys, but they are a dark gray color, and have the same markings as the original Apple II, including BELL/G, ^/N, and @/P and arrow keys as well as the clear POWER key and reset key.  They keyboard will take Cherry MX keys or Futaba MD4-PCS keys, and comes with aligners that add some stiffness.

 

There are two versions of the controller card, using Atmega 328P and Atmega 2560.  The 2560 version has pads that can be configured to decode an actual Apple II keyboard as well.

 

The keyboard interface has connectors for Apple I and Apple II, and has been tested with both.

 

Dave

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