Micro National PC

Micro National PC

  • Full size
  • Key Tronic Butterfly switch (Linear; spring over foam & foil)
  • Stock keycaps


This board is a bit of a mystery.  It was listed for free on r/MK to the person willing to pay shipping, and I snagged it.  When I received it, none of usual adapters or converters would get it working with my PC.  I ended up shipping it off to Hagstrom Electronics where they performed a series of protocol diagnostics on the board, and put together a USB converter that spoke the one-0ff XT protocol of the keyboard and translated it to USB.

The keyboard layout is similar to that of the IBM Model F, but it definitely doesn’t the feel the same as a Model F (or Model M).  The Butterfly switches feel nice nonetheless.  This board was about the journey, and the relationship I made with Stan and the other fine folks at Hagstrom.  🙂


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s