Kickstarter update #31
Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:52 pm
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Actually, you CAN, and the connector can still be compatible with existing 8+5 keyboard connectors! Hint: look at the +2A/+3. It turns that you can plug a rubber key membrane into the two keyboard connectors in a +2A/+3. Well... sort of.... you would have to turn one (or maybe both) connectors so metal contacts are on the appropiate side. Just look at how the +3 keyboard matrix is arranged:We’re facing the same challenge: we can’t add more connectors to the keyboard (or the Next board wouldn’t be compatible with the original Speccy keyboard), thus three layers it is, just like the Plus and 128.