[Vote for nominees] Best relic/discovery 2011

[Vote for nominees] Best relic/discovery

Poll ended at 06 Dec 2011, 11:00

The Space-cadet keyboard
29
28%
ZX-81
3
3%
Tipro
8
8%
3 NIB G80-2550 for just 10 EUR per keyboard
4
4%
HaaTa in general for his combined archeological work in 2011
25
24%
IBM Model F AT
13
13%
Sega HTR-2106
7
7%
G80-0247
4
4%
G80-3500
5
5%
G80-2000
6
6%
 
Total votes : 104
Please vote for nominees for the Best relic/discovery in 2011.

You can use a maximum of 5 votes.

This round is used to trim down the suggested nominees - the 5 entries with most votes will make it into the final round.

Link to first round for reference:
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1524
webwit
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Wild Duck

Unread post29 Nov 2011, 21:16

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Damn.

Too late.
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ripster

Unread post29 Nov 2011, 23:19

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Some pics:

Early Fujitsu Leaf Springs with Rubber Gaskets/Pads (Has the earliest product code I've been able to find)
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Optical Switch Keyboard (switches have a fun snap to them)
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Magnetic "Pulse" Switches (due to design, doesn't require diodes)
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Vintage NMB (note the slider, spring, and contacts)
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Vintage Futaba (note the internal mechanism, and it's similarity to the more modern Futaba switch)
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Vintage SMK (this one is easy, logo on the bottom :P)
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Pre-Topre (lots of evidence, but no proof yet)
  • Topre first started to build keyboards after these switches were discontinued by Seiko/Epson
  • Similar PCB for capacitive sensing (no other capacitive sensing pcbs are this close to Topre's, e.g. IBM, Keytronic, Qume (lol, I haven't posted pics of this yet))
  • Oddly similar domes, and dome sheet sections
  • Capacitive :P
  • Sliders are similar
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Oops, no pics of the domes. I'll take some tomorrow

Maybe some more data-points tomorrow.
HaaTa
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Master Kiibohd Hunter

Unread post30 Nov 2011, 09:45

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That really looks very close to the modern Topre switch. I think you are right and it probably is what they based their designs on.
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Unread post30 Nov 2011, 10:01

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Permanently buying all types of rare Cherry Corp. keyboards. PM me.
Currently ahead are, in no particular order:

The Space-cadet keyboard, HaaTa, the IBM Model F AT, the Sega HTR-2106 and the G80-2000.
webwit
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Wild Duck

Unread post30 Nov 2011, 20:23

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Seikosha Domes:
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HaaTa
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Unread post02 Dec 2011, 09:22

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Main mouse: CST L-TracX
Favorite switch: Fujitsu Leaf Spring/Topre/BS/Super Alps
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HaaTa wrote:Seikosha Domes:
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Boobs.
trax
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Unread post02 Dec 2011, 15:32

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Main keyboard: HHKB Pro 2 Type-S
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Favorite switch: Topre
 
HaaTa you are the Indiana Jones of Keyboards :lol:
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Unread post02 Dec 2011, 19:17

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I'm not sure it's a good idea for anyone other than the Site Admin to win this one.

Those SMKs look familiar...
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ripster

Unread post02 Dec 2011, 19:42

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Does this spacebar fit Leopold 'boards?

Probably not.
itlnstln

Unread post02 Dec 2011, 21:11

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Maybe this one then (also SMK, I wrote a USB controller for this one, but the base controller is sorta shitty to deal with; mapping modifiers (e.g. Alt) is impossible for example)?

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HaaTa
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Unread post02 Dec 2011, 22:17

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Posts: 943
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Main keyboard: Depends the day
Main mouse: CST L-TracX
Favorite switch: Fujitsu Leaf Spring/Topre/BS/Super Alps
Club member: 0006
 
Currently ahead are, in no particular order:

The Space-cadet keyboard, HaaTa, the IBM Model F AT, the Sega HTR-2106, the G80-2000 and Tipro.
webwit
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Wild Duck

Unread post03 Dec 2011, 16:31

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Teaser photo:

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HaaTa
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Master Kiibohd Hunter

Unread post06 Dec 2011, 05:07

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