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synchromesh
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Posted: 11th Feb 2018 13:31 Edited at: 11th Feb 2018 13:40
Ok after my Commodore 16 conversion I decided to hit the good old Commodore 64
This time I went to town and really took my time to do this as professionally as possible ..
I was pretty happy with the results

















And onto the next project
Any suggestions ..
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AmenMoses
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Posted: 11th Feb 2018 17:38
Sinclair ZX81.
Been there, done that, got all the T-Shirts!
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Posted: 11th Feb 2018 23:00
Very neat, looks great .

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Posted: 11th Feb 2018 23:03
Great job! Nostalgia always gets the best of me! Warms my cockles, so to speak, lol.
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Posted: 12th Feb 2018 03:28
That is really cool.

Nicely done!
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Posted: 12th Feb 2018 11:06
Yeah, awesome stuff - nostalgic to say the least!

I recon there is as much fun (if not more) playing with hardware as there is with software......

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Posted: 12th Feb 2018 13:23 Edited at: 12th Feb 2018 14:57
Thanks Guys ... Really having fun doing these

Quote: "AmenMoses ... Sinclair ZX81. "

Believe it or not I can do it ..
Problem is I need to get hold of the USB Keyboard converter which was only made by " Tynemouth Software " who no longer make it
However if I do find one I already have a small enough Motherboard that will do the trick and runs windows 10 pretty well

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Wow! That's really well done Synchromesh! Do those function keys on the right work? Actually, how did you connect the keyboard to that MB?
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Posted: 14th Feb 2018 19:38 Edited at: 14th Feb 2018 19:42
Quote: "Do those function keys on the right work? Actually, how did you connect the keyboard to that MB?"

The keyboard works perfectly in fact there are Two modes ...

PC mode so it is in fact a desktop PC
And C64 mode which turns it into a c64 keyboard when running Emulation
The trick is a special board that converts it to a USB keyboard.
With a slight modification though I can connect the board internally to a USB port allowing me to build it the way I have
Cutting the whole for the backplate though is the crucial bit and takes a lot of time .
I have been buying up parts to build more perhaps for Ebay
I'm literally building another now for someone else ..

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