[Coco] COCO keyboard connectors and plastic ribbon cables?

RETRO Innovations go4retro at go4retro.com
Mon Jul 27 01:09:45 EDT 2020

On 7/26/2020 5:29 PM, John E. Malmberg wrote:
> On 6/6/2020 6:56 PM, John E. Malmberg wrote:
>> Is there a reasonable source for the COCO keyboard connectors and 
>> plastic ribbon cable?
>> I got an idea to try to replace my broken COCO 2 keyboard with a 
>> Archer "Special Purchase" Cat # 277-1025 58 position keyboard.
> I have two of them to play with.
>> The one part that I don't have is a ribbon cable to plug into the 
>> computer keyboard socket, and and a similar one to place on the 
>> electronics that I plan to put on the computer.
>> Gives me a chance to learn how to program a cheap PIC controller.
> Having trouble finding a cable and connector for the keyboard.
> The closest cable I can find is A Digikey 0.050 Inch / 1.27 mm pitch.


I had a contract manufacturer make up some 30mm FFC cables (that's what 
the thin cables are called, but they had 1.27mm "wires" in them, not the 
2.54mm ones that it really should have. They said they could do 2.54mm, 
but I wasn't ready to buy a large batch (they have a minimum), since I 
just wanted a few for my serial to KB adapter prototype.


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