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MAME Artwork

Postby Pernod » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:02 pm

Can anyone provide hires scans of the keyboard overlays from BBC, Master, and Compact keyboards? Prefer PNG at highest possible resolution.

I don't need the whole overlay just the areas that contain text around the LED's and the Master Series and Acorn owl logos.
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Re: Keyboard Overlay Scans

Postby Pernod » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:39 pm

Anyone? I would've thought those of you that regularly service/sell would have parts around that you could quicky scan?
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Re: Keyboard Overlay Scans

Postby leenew » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:02 pm

Hi Pernod,
I have some beebs I can photograph.
I can upload the photos, but that's about all.
Is that OK?

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Re: Keyboard Overlay Scans

Postby Pernod » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:14 pm

I think scans (empty case upturned on flatbed) would be better quality, but if you can get hires photos (straight on, no angle) of all keyboard areas containing text/logos then they may be good enough.

I recently added functioning onscreen keyboard LED's to MESS, and would like quality artwork around them instead of plain black background and white text.
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Re: Keyboard Overlay Scans

Postby leenew » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:47 pm

I will have a go in the morning in daylight. I just have beebs so is it just the keyboard text or the perspex strip logo and text also?

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Re: Keyboard Overlay Scans

Postby CMcDougall » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:26 am

yeah, don't get what you are Really after :?
here's my Issue4, same as my 'new' Iss3
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 3043_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 4306_n.jpg
the keystrip on Iss3 just says "BBC microcomputer" and then the owl....
overview of my Iss4 from BITD
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 9431_n.jpg
and my mCompact....
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 5103_n.jpg
and one of my three elk's.....
https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hph ... 7724_n.jpg
or even an Atom.....
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 7878_n.jpg
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Re: Keyboard Overlay Scans

Postby Pernod » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:35 am

I don't need the perspex strip, just a closeup of the text around and including the LED's.

Same for the Compact but should also include the owl, and a separate image of the Compact logo to the lower-right of the keyboard.

The Electron only has the green LED but no text so nothing required.

See screenshot of my current MESS WIP. I want genuine images at the bottom of the screen around the LED's
0084.png
(1.96 KiB) Not downloaded yet

Thanks.
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Re: Keyboard Overlay Scans

Postby CMcDougall » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:40 am

^right, get you now. Will get onto that for you tomorrow after 8pm.
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Re: Keyboard Overlay Scans

Postby sweh » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:58 am

Pernod wrote:Can anyone provide hires scans of the keyboard overlays from BBC, Master, and Compact keyboards? Prefer PNG at highest possible resolution.

I don't need the whole overlay just the areas that contain text around the LED's and the Master Series and Acorn owl logos.

I just had an attempt at scanning the lid from my issue 4. The problem is that a scanner doesn't work too well; the black part where the labels are written is actually indented from the case edge and so isn't touching the glass, and so is out of focus. Similarly the owl logo on the function key plexi-strip is out of focus.

You actually get better focus from a camera than from a scanner, but you're not likely to get the 90-degree angle that you want.
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Re: Keyboard Overlay Scans

Postby leenew » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:32 pm

best I can do with my phone!
20140129_131539.jpg

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Re: Keyboard Overlay Scans

Postby paulv » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:22 pm

Here are a couple of photo's using a tripod and long(ish) exposure with no flash etc.

http://www.retro-kit.co.uk/user/custom/stardot/BBC-B-leds.png

http://www.retro-kit.co.uk/user/custom/stardot/BBC-B-owl.png

Hope they're OK.

EDIT:

The BBC Owl is also available as an SVG...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BBC_owl.svg

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Re: Keyboard Overlay Scans

Postby Pernod » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:04 pm

Thanks lee/Paul, they should be sufficient for the Beeb LED text.
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Re: Keyboard Overlay Scans

Postby CMcDougall » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:17 pm

going by Paul's very good pics, will take a pic of my mCompact when the sun is out...... and where I live, that might be August :lol:

did not have time tonight, but will try shortly......
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Re: Keyboard Overlay Scans

Postby CMcDougall » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:58 pm

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 9262_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 3242_n.jpg
best I could do tonight, but will set up scanner at the weekend (or if it's sunny, but doubt that!), as mCompact has no lip, so should be better :-k
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Re: Keyboard Overlay Scans

Postby Pernod » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:50 pm

Too much flash reflection on those unfortunately, look forward to seeing the scanner attempt.
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Re: Keyboard Overlay Scans

Postby CMcDougall » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:38 pm

it's actually ok outside today :shock: (but cold, snowing yesterday!), so here is some without flash (the flash was too much reflection)
Will try scanner too if these are still not good enough, but it's buried at the moment, and a new printer with scanner should of been here yesterday (cheaper to buy new printer than ink for it :roll: )
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mCompact rightB
100_2964.JPG
mCompact leftB
100_2961.JPG
mCompact rightA
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mCompact leftA
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Re: Keyboard Overlay Scans

Postby Pernod » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:33 pm

Many thanks, they should be good enough. The Compact logo is a little out of focus but should be able to clean it up.
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Re: Keyboard Overlay Scans

Postby CMcDougall » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:25 pm

just giving the mCompact a clean, so shoved it in the old scanner (new scanner on printer not up to scratch)
Hopefully better :)
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Re: Keyboard Overlay Scans

Postby Pernod » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:13 pm

Perfect, many thanks.
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Re: MAME Artwork

Postby Pernod » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:38 am

Continuing with this little project I'd like to request some more photos. I'm looking for good monitor photos of:

- Microvitec CUB
- Acorn Business Machine/Cambridge Workstation (monitor including drives)
- LTM Portable (front of unit excluding keyboard)
- Torch Computer (front of unit excluding keyboard)
- BT M2105 (monitor only)
- any Acorn badged monitor AKF11/ADF32

Photos must be without flash in good light and taken as close to front on as possible.
I already have a CUB image from jsBeeb but would prefer a higher res/cleaner image, and the ABM/LTM/Torch must include the whole monitor/base unit including any in-built drives.
The objective is to do what jsBeeb does with the monitor bezel but to also represent other machines.
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