Bit of a change of pace from the electronics, onto the CAD…Here’s a first draft of the first key on the C64 Keyboard – the Left Arrow!
Done at full scale, then at 50% scale
Straight as a laser beam!
Not much really – Shift Lock keys just arrived off the slow boat. The pinouts are confirmed, I’m going to hit ‘go’ to manufacture after another quick check on the PCB
Also, from a bit of researching, i’m not so sure the Diodes are needed.
I may have to make two batches of board, one with, one without
After a loooong weekend and sneaking in a few hours – Success with the keyboard layout dimensions!
There’s few tweaks here and there remaining to align things perfectly and also to add some nice Silk Screen artwork
And, how I got there!
After spending a while lining up the buttons and generally making the PCB layout a bit tidy, I figured I’d print a 1:1 and see just how well it aligns….