Swetland ZX81+38 Mechanical Keyboard PCB only - 3 available

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These idea's all loook great, myy clear top keycaps have arrived... gonna see about printing some legends and hope i can get them straight
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..and with the rest of the case (only 14 hours to print this - the top was 22 hours)

https://ibb.co/NpyH5CH


In case you're wondering how the expansion slot is going to work, this was my thoughts.

https://ibb.co/n6rw497


(I should add - the case isn't screwed together in the pictures)
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wow that oversized case is amazing, looks great

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@Andy
I've recreated the keys legends in Visio - all keys sized at 14 mm so they fit the clear keytops. Printed on premium glossy paper at highest quality they look pretty good - the "pi" legend was the worst to recreate. I've imported the file onto Libre Draw and printed at actual size, cutting out with the xacto knife and a straight edge has improved the look greatly - the bottom line of keys on the picture on the hardware thread is using the later legends - I decided not to do any more until I proved it working. It is now; I had a couple of dry joints on the keyboard PCB which are now fixed. The ROM image I used doesn't recognise the ZXspand so no 3d Monster Maze just yet - a new EPROM is on order (the same as my original Minstrel which does recognise the ZXSpand)

If you want the Visio / OSD I can send it to you; I did think about changing the character set - just because I could - but decided to stick to as close to the original that I could find.

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Hello Trevor,
I'm interrested in the OSD file. I dont have visio :cry: but I do have LibreOffice 8-) and I also bought those clear Keycaps.

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Trevor_B wrote: Sat Sep 02, 2023 11:02 pm

If you want the Visio / OSD I can send it to you; I did think about changing the character set - just because I could - but decided to stick to as close to the original that I could find.

Trev
That would be awesome thank you. i don't have a colour printer so i thought i would get it printed as a photo ion one of the many many shops that do phot prints and see how i go.

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@Paul & Andy
I've been trying to send the files in a PM but it's not letting me (it keeps kicking me back to the Login screen when I click either preview or submit)

If you want to PM me your email addresses I'll send the files both as OSD source and PDF

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I sent you a mail
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Thanks a lot Trevor!
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..and this is how they look under the clear caps

https://ibb.co/yVq7dJy
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