New cases from the Kickstarter Campaign combined with new C64 Reloaded mainboards, created a need for new keyboard mounts without having to sacrifice old machines. An elegant solution was by 3D printing them at Shapeways. I ordered two 3D printed keyboard mounts for my to new C64C cases.
As the C64 Reloaded differs slightly from the original bords, the right sided mount had to be trimmed a litlle in order to fit. It’s a 15 second job. When cutting into the 3D printed stands, the inside material is white. Using a black marker, this can be removed and they are good as new (This issue has now been fixed so when ordering new mounts, they will fit perfectly without any trimming).
The right side keyboard mount in the blue Kickstarter case.
The left mount fitted perfectly.
Attention: Before fastening the board to the case, make sure that the plastic screw hole at the bottom left is trimmed down a bit so it does not stick out of the stand! This is verey important to minimize the risk of breaking the screw! As evident from this picture, the thickness of the mount is a little thinner than the plastic with the screw hole.
If it is not trimmed down it is impossible to fasten the keyboard mount. I broke a screw in this hole because I overtightened it. Getting it out did not do any good for the case as I had to drill it out and left marks on my precious case….
Its real easy to do the trim with an Exacto knife. Here are the pictures of the end result.
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