Calling all small keyboards

Paul Taylor birder at
Sat Jul 26 18:24:12 EDT 2008

 > We are looking for examples of keyboards for small children
 > present before 1993.
 > Specifically, we are looking for keyboards whose key-key spacing
 > is between 10.8 and 16.4 mm horizontally, and 10.8 to 18.0 mm
 > vertically, and with a stroke distance of 0.9 to 6mm.

This article offers several candidates:

One I remember here in Australia was the Tandy (Radio Shack) TRS-80
Color Computer 1 with the rubber "chiclet" keyboard.  From memory the
key spacing was closer than normal, though the small keytops may have
been deceptive; the stroke is definitely in the right ballpark (later
CoCo 2 keyboards were "full travel".)

Good luck with your quest.


    Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
    birder at                        I came, I saw, I ticked.

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