The NCR-80 vintage mechanical keyboard kit


Every time I rationalise why I don’t need another mechanical keyboard, I see something like this:

Reimagination of the classic rebranded Cherry G81-3000 by NCR. NCR-80 is an affordable keyboard kit inspired by iconic vintage keyboards. R2 brings in a cooler shade of gray (from NCR-3007) and a vintage beige for all the retro aesthetics.

This is the case with the included PCB:

Most people are probably familiar with NCR for their eponymous cash registers, but they had some beautiful terminals and high-end server hardware back in the day, some of which I remember tinkering with at one of my first jobs.

This case with some dual-tone retro keycaps would be spectacular. I’d have to be careful to match the colour exactly though, or it’d look weird. Maybe I need to check out some completed builds. Any of you made a keyboard in this case?

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