|My HP 35s keyboard improvements|
Message #1 Posted by kiril t on 6 Jan 2010, 1:13 p.m.
I love the new HP 35s and would make a couple of minor changes to the keyboard. I think these changes make an already fantastic product even better. (The original unmodified image is from hpcalc.org)
In this picture I have replaced the left-shift and right-shift keys with a modern take on 'f' and 'g'. I believe this change is an improvement given the key label placements, which are above and below the primary labels; not to the left or right of them.
The +/- key has been replaced with CHS which I prefer for aesthetic, logic, and consistency reasons. I consider it more correct.
Although I would like to repaint the keys on my 35s, I'm not certain just how to go about it.
For the yellow and blue backgrounds on the 'f' and 'g' keys, I'm considering using enamel paint and letraset rub-on letters. I am not certain how to do the CHS key, although I have a few ideas in mind.
I'm new to the HP world and to this forum - are there people who do this sort of repair or customization work on calculator keys, and have these proposed changes already been discussed somewhere? If there is a custom shop I could send my calculator to in order to have these changes done professionally, I would do so.
Edited: 6 Jan 2010, 3:09 p.m.