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Vampire V4 Works Fine With Project Julia Keyboardpage  1 2 

Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4553
17 Feb 2020 06:24


The keyboard used in the project Julia works fine with the Vampire V4.
 

Tested with keyboard AVAZZ geek AK33 non iluminated
PTB JAK 33BB 19120912


Thomas Blatt

Posts 164
17 Feb 2020 09:42


That would be the right case for my V4 project. Installing there the V4 + IDE CD Rom should benefit.


Gerardo González-Trejo

Posts 37
17 Feb 2020 10:41


Project idea is good, but it seem there is not an ISO layout for AJAZZ AK33 keyboard.


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4553
17 Feb 2020 10:45


Gerardo González-Trejo wrote:

Project idea is good, but it seem there is not an ISO layout for AJAZZ AK33 keyboard.

not sure what you mean


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1630
17 Feb 2020 12:24


Thomas Blatt wrote:

That would be the right case for my V4 project. Installing there the V4 + IDE CD Rom should benefit.

Since this is EXACTLY what I am looking for where is more info avail?

I have found just some FB gallery, and dont want to renew FB addiction.
EXTERNAL LINK


Sam Avenger

Posts 5
17 Feb 2020 12:30


EXTERNAL LINK 
It looks like most Infos are on Facebook.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1630
17 Feb 2020 12:38



Too bad for them, closed boring club.

Anyone has any contact or mr. Jens Mühlenberg other then FB pages?

Also, is there any extended info how v4sa would fit as well as 2.5" SDD, IDE fix/splitter and slim DVD-RW?


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4553
17 Feb 2020 16:52


Vojin Vidanovic wrote:

  Too bad for them, closed boring club.
 
  Anyone has any contact or mr. Jens Mühlenberg other then FB pages?
 
  Also, is there any extended info how v4sa would fit as well as 2.5" SDD, IDE fix/splitter and slim DVD-RW?


Its a pity that you can not be realistic with your wishes.


Martin White

Posts 85
17 Feb 2020 22:11


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

Gerardo González-Trejo wrote:

  Project idea is good, but it seem there is not an ISO layout for AJAZZ AK33 keyboard.
 

  not sure what you mean

ISO = L-Shape enter key (among other things) standard keyboard shape / physical layout of European countries among others.
ANSI = Pictured is the standard physical layout for US (and maybe others, I don’t know)


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1630
18 Feb 2020 17:25


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  Also, is there any extended info how v4sa would fit as well as 2.5" SDD, IDE fix/splitter and slim DVD-RW?
 

  Its a pity that you can not be realistic with your wishes.

What is so "unreal" in desire to drive SSD and DVD-RW?



Gerardo González-Trejo

Posts 37
18 Feb 2020 19:49


Martin White wrote:

Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

 
Gerardo González-Trejo wrote:

  Project idea is good, but it seem there is not an ISO layout for AJAZZ AK33 keyboard.
 

  not sure what you mean
 

  ISO = L-Shape enter key (among other things) standard keyboard shape / physical layout of European countries among others.
  ANSI = Pictured is the standard physical layout for US (and maybe others, I don’t know)

Exactly, thanks Martin.

There is more info here: EXTERNAL LINK 
There is a new "wave" to try to implement ANSI format worldwide not giving the ISO option... But the reality is that EU standard is ISO, not ANSI.


Martin White

Posts 85
18 Feb 2020 20:45


Yep. I’ve noticed more and more ANSI keyboards lately being pushed as UK layout and part of me wants to keep pushing back and saying that’s wrong that’s NOT a UK layout and part of me wonders if I should just give in and die, accepting the ANSI layout. The problem is, I have one of them for my Nintendo Switch and try as I might I KEEP hitting the key above the enter key which happens to be #. So I will keep pushing for ISO layouts I think.


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4553
20 Feb 2020 09:31


The beauty of this keyboard is that its very compact.
This compact size is for me a benefit, maybe for others too.


Gerardo González-Trejo

Posts 37
20 Feb 2020 12:38


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

    The beauty of this keyboard is that its very compact.
    This compact size is for me a benefit, maybe for others too.
   

   
    ISO/ANSI/JIS do not affect to the size, so if they decide to add an ISO version, will be a good product for European market.
   
    Typing regularly on a keyboard's layout that is not the one you learned is quite uncomfortable and frustrating, so I would never recommend it to anybody.
   
    But if you are going to press few keys to play games without intense writing...
 
  Anyway there are a lot of other compact keyboards respecting all country layouts, like GH60 or DZ60 on 60% and others on 75% form factor.


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4553
20 Feb 2020 13:35


Gerardo González-Trejo wrote:

ISO/ANSI/JIS do not affect to the size, so if they decide to add an ISO version, will be a good product for European market.

Please understand I have no influence on them.
If you want to tell this to them, please contact them directly.
There is the JULIA project which has a number of fans.
The JULIA project did select this keyboard.. that it works with V4 will be interesting information to some fans.


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1630
20 Feb 2020 13:41


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

The beauty of this keyboard is that its very compact.
  This compact size is for me a benefit, maybe for others too.

So there is no space for DVD? Just SSD 2.5"?



Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4553
20 Feb 2020 13:50


Vojin Vidanovic wrote:

So there is no space for DVD? Just SSD 2.5"?

I don't know.
This is not something I would try.
Frankly I have no need for an old and noisy DVD drive.
And I could imagine that a DVD drive and big SSD will easily create power requirements which will be to much for a simple USB-PSU.
Which in return can create crashes.

I think this JULIA case is quite cute and I would use it with the default CF.



Gerardo González-Trejo

Posts 37
20 Feb 2020 16:59


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

          Please understand I have no influence on them.
          If you want to tell this to them, please contact them directly.
          There is the JULIA project which has a number of fans.
          The JULIA project did select this keyboard.. that it works with V4 will be interesting information to some fans.
 

       
        It was clear from the beginning you only shared with good intentions!
       
        I'm not interested on the Julia project and I suppose they have a roadmap, so I won't contact them. But I'm interested on preventing other EU Vampire 4 users from buying a keyboard on a format which is not the one they usually use and know.
       
        Please understand that my intention is sharing this info where has been posted, so here only.
       


Vojin Vidanovic

Posts 1630
21 Feb 2020 06:04


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  I don't know.
  This is not something I would try.
  Frankly I have no need for an old and noisy DVD drive.
  And I could imagine that a DVD drive and big SSD will easily create power requirements which will be to much for a simple USB-PSU.
  Which in return can create crashes.
 
 

 
  Simple normal PSU solves the dilemma of crashes, its more your design flaw then realistic problem (for next Vamp revision).
 
  Call it noisy and old, I do need optics. Interesting clash of what was over the top in Amiga days, and now considered obsolete in USB-card manners of new laptops. No thanks, I dislike USB Mass Storage as boot and backup media. SD is anyway still non bootable on Vamp.
 


John William

Posts 460
21 Feb 2020 08:00


Vojin Vidanovic wrote:

Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

    I don't know.
    This is not something I would try.
    Frankly I have no need for an old and noisy DVD drive.
    And I could imagine that a DVD drive and big SSD will easily create power requirements which will be to much for a simple USB-PSU.
    Which in return can create crashes.
 
 

 
  Simple normal PSU solves the dilemma of crashes, its more your design flaw then realistic problem (for next Vamp revision).
 
  Call it noisy and old, I do need optics. Interesting clash of what was over the top in Amiga days, and now considered obsolete in USB-card manners of new laptops. No thanks, I dislike USB Mass Storage as boot and backup media. SD is anyway still non bootable on Vamp.
 

YOU TOO?? I LOVE OPTIC TECHNOLOGY! I am having strong fetish for them! I want to buy as much as DVDs as possible. I love the technology, I love the concept of burning and I love the fact it is noisy and vibrates hehe...I love optical technology.


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