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.


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:

   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      
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