[vcf-midatlantic] Repair Workshop

Jason Perkins perkins.jason at gmail.com
Sat Aug 3 19:07:19 EDT 2019

I don't want to be one to rain on other's parades, but the Texelec pads
need improvement. The foam is too thick, so the pads are too close to the
sense board.

I've bought 2 sets of these, and found they work really well:
I have bunches of extra mylar, and a punch if you need to cut new circles


On Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 6:32 PM Douglas Crawford via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> Get a confirmation from someone that Texelec works on the Compact portable
> keyboards-
> I think the last workshop I was at they were found to be too thin for the
> design.
> I agree the build quality of the pads looked really good though.
> The Texelec probably would have worked on the R.S. Model II keyboard I
> rebuilt.
> I did a lowsy homemade job. It works but was not pretty, may not last.
> Good to know they did work on the 6000.  I  have a 6000 keyboard I will
> probably have to do too.
> -DC
> On 8/1/2019 9:32 PM, Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 01, 2019 at 01:14:12PM -0400, Douglas Perry via
> vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Now that I'm signed up for this months workshop I was hoping to get some
> tips on how to properly prepare (supplies needed, ect..)
> ...
> From my research I'm going to go ahead and assume the capacative pads for
> for the keyboard are bad and just order a new set.
>    In case you haven't already found them, I highly recommend the keypad
> replacements from Texelec:
> https://texelec.com/product/foam-capacitive-pads-keytronic/
>    She does a really nice job on them.  I replaced the pads in a Tandy
> 6000 keyboard with them.
>    I've tried making my own foam pads, but had inconsistent results. One
> batch worked fine in a TRS-80 Model 2 keyboard, but the next batch hardly
> worked at all in the Tandy 6000.  At $24.95, the Texelec pads are hard to
> beat.
> Mike Loewen                mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
> Old Technology                http://q7.neurotica.com/Oldtech/

Jason Perkins
313 355 0085

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