Cybernetic Data Products Keyboard

I got this from a local Goodwill store. I didn't know anything about it other than it's totes adorbs. <3

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The plastic top of the case is secured to the plastic bottom with plastic pull-out rivots. It's rather flimsy, especially when compared to what's inside.

Still cute as heck!

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I believe that these are Maxi-Switch vintage linears. These seem to be linear switches, somewhat stiff (I lean towards stiff switches anyway), and the travel distance feels rather short. I don't have this working yet, but I suspect that typing on this board will be a lot of fun.

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Unread post12 Jan 2018, 20:24

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Nice find! Cool looking board. Hard to beat a name like "Cybernetic" too.
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The key caps seem to be MX compatible.
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I would be surprised. There are, however, "clones" of those switches that take MX keycaps:

MX mount SMK clone series

Note that the term "clone" here is dubious, as I only class switches as "clones" if they are drop-in replacements, which is clearly not true if the keycaps don't fit! However, I have yet to decide on a less sucky name for these switches.
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I no longer have a place here.
I love those old multicolor ribbon cables. You don't see that anymore in modern devices.
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