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Travel back to the 1980's with this original Commodore 16 computer converted to work as a fully functional USB keyboard.

Inside I have a controller board running my custom software which transforms the Commodore 16'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. Note, there is sufficient space inside to install a Raspberry Pi if you are so inclined.

There is sufficient space inside to install a Raspberry Pi if you are so inclined. Contact me if you are interested.

The Commodore 16 keyboard contains most of the keys and symbols you need day to day are available. The C16 has a full set of arrow keys, which makes it slightly easier to use than the Commodore 64 or VIC 20 which have shared left/right and up/down keys.In it's normal mode, the keyboard controller sends appropriate signals to the PC to match whatever is printed on the keycaps. This is the easiest, plug in a go option.

Optionally, I can fit a push button on the rear of the case which changes mode to one where the keys work so they press the right keys for the Vice Commodore 16 emulator. See http://blog.tynemouthsoftware.co.uk/2015/02/commodore-16-usb-keyboard.html for more details

Alternatively, you can choose to have the keys mapped however you like for a small surcharge, just click the 'Request a custom order' link above and tell me what you want the keys to do!

The Commodore 16 keyboard contains most of the keys and symbols you need day to day are available. The Commodore key had been mapped as the Windows key. The C16 has a full set of arrow keys, which makes it slightly easier to use than the Commodore 64 or VIC 20 which have shared left/right and up/down keys.

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 computers 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. These are built to order, so the pictures above show a keyboard I have previously built.

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

Commodore 16 USB Keyboard

£115.00+
VAT included (where applicable). 

Only 1 available


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Material: Upcycled computers
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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