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Discussion on: What was your first own computer?

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gholden • Edited

mine was the Amstrad CPC 464

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Andreas Author

Thanks for sharing a photo! I love the keyboard, although the position of the arrow keys is a bit... unusual 😅

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gholden

It inspired my current custom mechanical keyboard.

Take a look

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Andreas Author

Beautiful! 😍
What kind of switches do you use for your keys? Cherry MX?

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gholden

that's right - went for Cherry MX Brown . Got the keyboard from WASD.

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Andreas Author

Very nice! I have the brown switches too (best typing feeling so far), but my keyboard is just black without those awesome colors. Thanks again for sharing!

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Nicholas Stimpson

Love the built in tape drive. Didn't know you needed to power it off a microwave though :-)

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Michael Wronna

Mine was a "Schneider CPC 464", i think the same as the "Amstrad". Bought it together with my brother, started to program "basic" ;-)

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gholden

Yes, it's the same machine :) I loved that computer, I still have one up in the loft (no monitor though). I'm tempted to get it up and running again for the kids :)

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