Wanted : DKTronic's keyboard for ZX81

ZX80 / ZX81 hardware and software requested for either sale or swapping
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Wanted : DKTronic's keyboard for ZX81

Post by Zac » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:02 pm

Hello,

Just searching about a DKTronic's mechanical keyboard in a black box like this :

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Thanks !
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Re: Wanted : DKTronic's keyboard for ZX81

Post by Bill H » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:07 pm

Make one :) - Use an old TI 99 keyboard or a IBM Click board

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Re: Wanted : DKTronic's keyboard for ZX81

Post by RetroTechie » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:08 am

DK'tronics keyboard for a ZX Spectrum also works. The connector pinout is different, but the key matrix is the same. So you can use this by swapping wires on the connectors. :) (if you don't mind the Spectrum key markings).

Just realized that this means other ZX Spectrum replacement keyboards might be useable as well. :D

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Re: Wanted : DKTronic's keyboard for ZX81

Post by Zac » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:28 am

Hi guys.

Thanks for your responses.

Have you any links for wiring documents please ? :D
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Re: Wanted : DKTronic's keyboard for ZX81

Post by RWAP » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:15 am

I've still got my furry ZX81 - not sure what to do with it! - viewtopic.php?f=10&t=909

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Re: Wanted : DKTronic's keyboard for ZX81

Post by Paul » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:55 am

I thought this would be gone a long time ago!
I am interested in giving this little green friend a new home.
The question is wether Sirmorris or Andy would be so kind to bring it to our meeting in April?
That could save a lot of postage.
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Re: Wanted : DKTronic's keyboard for ZX81

Post by RWAP » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:15 pm

Yes, the postage on it to Germany would be about £30 - but the postage to SIrMorris or Andy would be about £15 ! :D

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Re: Wanted : DKTronic's keyboard for ZX81

Post by Paul » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:52 pm

If it would be ok to wait until begin of January you could also send it directly to me so the two need not carry this heavy piece for me. November and December have so many expenses...
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Re: Wanted : DKTronic's keyboard for ZX81

Post by RWAP » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:05 am

Paul wrote:If it would be ok to wait until begin of January you could also send it directly to me so the two need not carry this heavy piece for me. November and December have so many expenses...
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Yes Paul, that would not be a problem....

Right back to the topic - who has a DK'Tronics keyboard case? I remember putting my original ZX81 in one of these back in the hey day

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Re: Wanted : DKTronic's keyboard for ZX81

Post by yerzmyey » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:11 pm

Paul wrote:The question is wether Sirmorris or Andy would be so kind to bring it to our meeting in April?
Aaaaaaaaah.
So it has been set then?
Interesing.
Zschopower was asking me about it last times but I dunno yet.


Zac:
I'm glad You found the forum. I'm guessing You would need the keyboard for music-making on ZX81.
Maybe it's a good idea. Although I always say that original ZX81 keyboard is great but using this one (separated from the computer, I gather) You could avoid crashes (they're really scary when You make some song. And have to save it every 2 minutes. ;) IN TWO BACKUP FILES, haha).
IN NIHILUM REVERTERIS - a big text-adventure game for ZX81: http://tiny.pl/g2m6m
"MONOCHROME" issue 5 - (Spring 2014) free paper/PDF magazine about ZX81: http://tiny.pl/q2m44
ZX81 COMPETITIONS 2007/2009: http://zx81.republika.pl/

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