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#1 April 13, 2015 1:25pm

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Brand new colored keycaps for c64

So, now that we've had the new C64C cases Kickstarter, now we have a new colored keycaps campaign over at IndieGoGo

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bran … ore-c64--2

I might pledge for some, not sure what color will work with my new transparent C64C cases tho. Life is so hard sometimes wink

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#2 April 13, 2015 1:28pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

... and on a related note, the guy from the C64C campaign has the molds for the flat 128 also and there might be some new cases in the future there

He asked in the Kickstarter follow-up survey if we'd be interested in 128 cases. Of course I said yes and hopefully lots more said the same.

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#3 April 13, 2015 2:33pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Can you mix colours?

I'm thinking a clear case plus red/blue/green keys like the Enterprise (computer).

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#4 April 13, 2015 2:44pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

I don't think you can and I'm guessing that wouldn't be a very popular option wink

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#5 April 13, 2015 2:46pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Shame. Some people have no taste... wink

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#6 April 13, 2015 8:52pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Moloch wrote:

... and on a related note, the guy from the C64C campaign has the molds for the flat 128 also and there might be some new cases in the future there

He asked in the Kickstarter follow-up survey if we'd be interested in 128 cases. Of course I said yes and hopefully lots more said the same.

Is that survey Q still available?  I'll put a yes in.  My 128 case barely stays together since someone raided it for screws.

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#7 April 23, 2015 3:18pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

... and in preparation for the new cases and keycaps I also ordered some of these nice case labels from the Netherlands through eBay. My order just arrived, very nice quality

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#8 April 23, 2015 3:43pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Nice!

/me still pines for a 128...

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#9 May 20, 2015 7:46pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Wow, it may make the target, I'll hop onboard then..

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#10 May 20, 2015 8:02pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Well keycaps now have option for glow in the dark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile they are only 2,500 Euros away looks like its going to happen.

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#11 May 21, 2015 12:23am

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Fixed up my pledge for this the other day -> three sets, each with translucent option, and of course the shipping pledge

I have a blue and two clear cases coming, so think the translucent blue and clear keycaps will look bad ass! These renders give you an idea of the finished product.
blue.jpgclear.jpg

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#12 May 21, 2015 12:14pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

The translucent case does look kind of cool. Installing a blue light inside would add extra coolness. A nice mod.

All other coloUrs... BAH... C64's should be beige and brown!

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#13 May 21, 2015 8:33pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

I'm similar to Moloch - 1x red & 2x transparent kickstarter cases.
I had to go red(back) after all tongue

I'm still a little confused with the pricing system..
Do I have to buy "3x Set of keycaps - 66 piece" then for pay for the "Translucent upgrade for 3 sets"

Then on top of that add Shipping costs

How does customising the C= key work?

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#14 May 21, 2015 10:34pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

You buy the keycap set then add the translucent upgrade, in whatever quantity you pledged for.

Finally get the shipping pledge

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#15 May 22, 2015 6:39pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Very tempting!
mini_glowing-keys.jpg

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#16 May 23, 2015 5:27pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

I bought a set of those smile

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#17 May 23, 2015 7:03pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

You'll have to post pictures, I want to see how cool they look wink

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#18 May 23, 2015 7:14pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

I really like what they have but I find it a bit expensive sad

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#19 May 25, 2015 9:15am

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

The pledge method is so confusing!
How do you select multiple pledges in one transaction?

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#20 May 25, 2015 12:23pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

You can't, you must pledge each separately

This is why I mentioned earlier that IndieGoGo and Kickstarter would be better served to offer some some of cart type functionality for campaigns.

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#21 May 25, 2015 10:48pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Quite franky that is a pain in the arse...!!
Do they think we are all super rich that each transaction means for non-Euros that they take-out a cut of our currency exchange conversion!!!!!

At least with kickstarter you can see what you have pledge for and change your mind.

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#22 June 19, 2015 2:57pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Clear cases are almost finished ... yay!

clear-case.jpg

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#23 July 6, 2015 1:03pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Woot! Cases finally arrived ... yay! Two clear and one blue

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#24 July 6, 2015 2:44pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Build! Construct! Assemble! Now!

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#25 July 6, 2015 2:57pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

I'm going to wait until the translucent keycaps come in, then it'll be time to make some bad ass looking C64C setups big_smile

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#26 July 7, 2015 8:06am

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Mine came as well YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Got my c64reloaded setup inside and like Jon wanted to try I have a blue top with clear bottom and the dark breadbin keys looks pretty good. Also popped in C64reloaded JiffyDos from Jbrain. WHoo my first PAL C64

Was playing the new Bruce Lee II on cartridge wow second one is awesome!!(NTSC or PAL)
Also playing some Monster in Mayhem(PAL Cart) on special cart made by Siam64 on lemon64.

Things I noticed the 1541 ultimate pass-through IEC lays pretty tight against the Svideo/Audio cable maybe a little to snug.
The top of my blue case edges was warped. I put the blue case on top of the clear case. Looking down the seem you can see where the blue edges are lifted up the screws will help straighten it out but i expect a lot more people to be noticing this soon.

Other than that everything working good smile  just need keyboard mounts and our new C64 Keys smile

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#27 July 7, 2015 9:32am

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Photos or it's a lie!

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#28 July 7, 2015 10:37am

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Ok tonight smile

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#29 July 16, 2015 4:41pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Check this translucent case mod out, very cool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYM3IQinoa0

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#30 July 16, 2015 6:32pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Very neat

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#31 July 18, 2015 12:06pm

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#32 July 19, 2015 9:27pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Awesome.  I'm in the middle of building my back deck.  I'll have to pick up a few of these strips so that my deck becomes a dance floor when I crank the tunes. wink

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#33 November 10, 2015 8:42pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Posted on Facebook recently

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#34 March 17, 2016 3:14am

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Dallas has sold the 64C molds to Thomas Koch in Europe and apparently they're already delivered. Thomas is planning a new run of cases in four colors ... these colors were highly requested from Dallas but he never produced a second run.

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#35 March 17, 2016 3:20am

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

... and some recent images from the keycap people

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#36 March 17, 2016 12:48pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Bah, I still want the old shape... big_smile

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#37 March 17, 2016 4:07pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Dam it that colour style matching the breadbin and SX-64 looks good.

Strangely I think these colours are far more sensible over the bold red and blue. As I can see a reloaded 64 board with an old SID inside the breadbin coloured 64c.

Ironically with these new 'sensible' colours there is little need for those indiego keys-sets besides the transparent keys.

To kill my curiosity I ask Dallas about the other molds (c128 & plus4) and was told he still has them.

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#38 March 24, 2016 1:55pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Jens has posted pictures of the case molds and there are some issues that need fixing before a production run ... some weld issues, etc. etc.

mini_mold1.jpg
mini_mold2.jpgmini_mold3.jpgmini_mold4.jpgmini_mold5.jpg

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#39 May 11, 2016 1:17pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

Updates about keycaps ...

shipment will be definitely this summer. About the survey – it is not out now because we are testing a new material which (if it works) allow us to offer some additional amazing new features. This will not delay anything, dont worry. We can estimate around 70 % of the demand and we will send out the survey befor we reach this “goal”.

we need around 50.000 pieces. The mould produce 2 piece per shot (function keys) and 4 piece per shot of the letter keycaps (A, B, C…). The machine does 2 shots a minute (average), that means a output per hour between 250 – 350 pieces.

mini_clearkeycaps.jpg

and video with production running
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1urmfe0nt3M

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#40 May 11, 2016 1:17pm

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Re: Brand new colored keycaps for c64

... and according to Thomas Koch, the work on cleaning the C64C model is finished

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