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A project log for MCM/70 Reproduction

I am making a full sized MCM/70 reproduction, a Canadian personal computer from 1974.

michael-gardiMichael Gardi 11/12/2022 at 22:482 Comments

So I printed a new side panel with a slot to accommodate the protruding keyboard PCB.

I was able to reattach the side panel and mount the keyboard. For the moment I have attached the keyboard from my Challenger 1P project as it already has the keycaps installed and the layout is almost exactly the same as for the MCM/70. 

I can now start to model the final keyboard piece of the case skin.


Michael Gardi wrote 11/20/2022 at 13:21 point

Thanks Cees. You are right, I could have CNC’d the side panels as a single piece. Printing was just easier and quicker I guess. Still an option if I get ambitious later.  

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Cees Meijer wrote 11/20/2022 at 11:54 point

Looks better by the week!.  Just wondering: Why did you do the sidepanels as two 3D printed pieces? I would argue that one piece of MDF, if properly painted, would look just as nice and you wouldn't have to deal with the gap.

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