KIM-1 restoration advice sought

From: Jeff Hellige <>
Date: Tue Jan 23 04:42:30 2001

>There are several switch makers that sell keypads that are simply switch
>arrays which you can hook up however you like. If you look at a few switch
>makers' catalogs, perhaps you can find what you need and then connect the
>switch matrix to match what's on the KIM. I've built memory circuits, etc,
>for the KIM, but never paid much attention to the KIM itself, hence, I can't
>remember anything specific about the keypad, except that it could easily
>have been better, and could only have been worse with great difficulty. I

        The keys on my VIM-1 are on a single large pressure sensitive
pad about 1/8 inch thick. Ruuning one's fingers across it, it's
barely noticable when you cross from one key to another. It doesn't
seem to be a keypad that would stand up to much use.

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