Curious - any PCBs out there for an old PCjr keyboard case?


#1

I have an IBM PCjr keyboard (the one with normal keys). I’m wondering if anyone has made a custom PCB for mechanical switches that fits the case? I tried google but only found numerous ppl trying to decode/convert the keyboard for usb/modern pc use. I like the size and the look and thought a custom PCB for mech snap-in mech switches + a decent weight/plate and it could be a neat little keyboard once again.

  • John

#2

Not that I am aware of. There are people hanging around here who you could hire to design one. The CA66 keyboard was inspired by that board.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=97035.0;topicseen


#3

Thanks Pixelpusher. Looks like it might be time for me to learn to design my own PCB. I’ve been meaning to learn how to anyway.


#4

Let me know when you end up ordering prototypes; PCjr is a terrible keyboard :stuck_out_tongue: