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Travel back to the 1980's with this original Acorn Electron converted to work as a fully functional USB keyboard.

Inside I have a custom USB keyboard controller which transforms the Electron's keyboard into a USB keyboard. This will work anywhere a normal USB keyboard would, most laptop and desktop PCs, some tablets, the Raspberry Pi etc.. No software is required to run on the PC end, just plug in and go.

The Electron has a very usable keyboard (I'm using it to type this), most of the keys and symbols you need day to day are available. There are also a few quirks, such as the copy key (which has been mapped as CTRL + C). Some keys have two symbols on them, I've mapped those so the left and right shift keys select different symbols. The Electron also has a break key, used to reset the machine. This has been mapped to CTRL + ALT + DELETE.
I repair and refurbish a lot of classic 1980's computers, but every now and then, I get ones that cannot be repaired. This is a way of giving them a new life. I only make these from dead computers, no working Electron's were harmed in the making of these keyboards!

Please note, the original units are 30 years old, so there may be the odd mark or scratch, but nothing too bad.

Other computers are listed in my shop, and I hope to list more in the future, please contact me for further information or requests.

Acorn Electron USB Keyboard

VAT included (where applicable). 


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