[Coco] CoCo MECH mechanical keyboard project
Bruce W. Calkins
brucewcalkins at charter.net
Fri Sep 14 21:45:10 EDT 2018
There is a part number on the board (all CoCo boards to the best of my
knowledge) that ends in the earlier grey CoCo 1s that ends in a "D", "E"
or "283". The 283 board is sometimes referred to as the "F" board had
no provision for 4k chips and used the mylar keyboard like the CoCo 2s.
64k support was built in. There may have been a very few "B" boards in
the wild, given your low serial number and that I have not verified that
those earliest CoCos had the letter, I really can't be sure without
seeing that board number.
I do have a 4k CoCo 1 with the "D" board in my collection. ATM I do not
know the serial number. I also have a caseless "D" board from a hacked
up CoCo. However, no case = no serial number.
On 09/14/2018 07:40 PM, rietveld rietveld wrote:
> My 4k coco 1 is serial # 343. Very very low. But I don't see a revision letter on the board. But it definitely uses the Best pin on female keyboard connection
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> Original Message
> From: Bruce W. Calkins
> Sent: Friday, September 14, 2018 5:59 PM
> To: rietveld rietveld; CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
> Subject: Re: [Coco] CoCo MECH mechanical keyboard project
> 4k CoCo 1 were generally "D" and earlier. It was only after the "E"
> boards that they shifted to the mylar connector. There were replacement
> board side connectors, but that was 20 years ago. So you will need to
> plan on some sort of adapter.
> Bruce W.
> On 09/14/2018 04:07 PM, rietveld rietveld wrote:
>> Hi ed. I am in need of a keyboard for my original 4k grey case. Will the keyboard connect to that? Or just the newer style mylar??
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>> Original Message
>> From: Zippster
>> Sent: Friday, September 14, 2018 4:05 PM
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>> Reply To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
>> Subject: [Coco] CoCo MECH mechanical keyboard project
>> Hey guys,
>> I designed a mechanical keyboard for the CoCo. I need to do a little more
>> work on refining it, but I’m really pleased with how the project has gone so far.
>> It works great! Check it out if you’d like...
>> https://thezippsterzone.com/2018/09/14/coco-mech-mechanical-keyboard/ <https://thezippsterzone.com/2018/09/14/coco-mech-mechanical-keyboard/>
>> - Ed
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