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by HaaTa
05 May 2019, 04:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 143
Views: 13900

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Found an old numerical keyboard from what looks like the 60's on ebay. Sorry for the low quality image: Switches.png What could the switches be? Those look like Honeywell Micro Switch magnetic reed switches. Those were common in the 60s. My guess is that there's a kind of cover over top. The screw ...
by HaaTa
21 Apr 2019, 20:34
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 55
Views: 7833

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

Beamsprings for the REST of us. Now this is becoming a a proper switch which should gain full support as time progresses. Sick and tired of seeing $2000-5000USD various keyboard models for sale on Ebay. Just hope this new Beam Spring doesn't follow the very same price guide line as well. We're tryi...
by HaaTa
08 Nov 2018, 01:36
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Decision Data 8010 Punchcard Keyboard (NOS)
Replies: 21
Views: 2457

Generally that won't work because most hall effect sensors for keyboards utilize threshold detection inside the sensor rather than the MCU. So all you're getting is on/off signals.
by HaaTa
21 Mar 2018, 22:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: HaaTa's 2018 Matias force curves
Replies: 5
Views: 787

These switches were provided to me by Jesse from keyboard.io, so he'll have more info than me. He also works fairly closely with Matias so I think he'll have the best analysis at this point (though I can tell you what's going on in the force curve). Basically, between the different versions there ha...
by HaaTa
08 Mar 2018, 09:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Futaba MD, a few different color combinations
Replies: 29
Views: 1073

I think the contacts may not have been working, I'll see if I can remeasure it.

(the pins are hard to get a grip on with my minigrabbers)
by HaaTa
08 Mar 2018, 08:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Futaba MD, a few different color combinations
Replies: 29
Views: 1073

These are all NOS.
by HaaTa
08 Mar 2018, 05:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Futaba MD, a few different color combinations
Replies: 29
Views: 1073

Sorry for the delay, I measured these over a week ago, but life happened... (There are some missing, but I don't have the loose switches so I'll need to dig them out of a keyboard unless someone can send me loose versions) Futaba https://plot.ly/~haata/481.png https://plot.ly/~haata/479.png https://...
by HaaTa
14 Feb 2018, 18:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: [Photos] Fujitsu FMV-KB611
Replies: 13
Views: 1463

I think that uses the 4th gen Fujitsu leaf spring switches, which have a single piece housing for the whole keyboard (like a model m) and uses a mylar sheet for contacts ( also like the model m).
by HaaTa
13 Feb 2018, 19:01
Forum: Gallery
Topic: SMK Cherry Mount White
Replies: 7
Views: 749

I believe I have the yellow and blue in a keyboard somewhere (may take me a while to find them...).
by HaaTa
13 Feb 2018, 06:22
Forum: Gallery
Topic: SMK Cherry Mount White
Replies: 7
Views: 749

SMK Cherry Mount White

by HaaTa
13 Feb 2018, 06:13
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Alps SKFF White
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Alps SKFF White

by HaaTa
10 Feb 2018, 23:41
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tai-Hao APC Green
Replies: 5
Views: 542

I do have some force sensors that have a higher rating (not as precise though). The calibration takes quite a while so I'll probably need to hold off on that for the time being.
by HaaTa
10 Feb 2018, 23:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tai-Hao APC Green
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Haha, the force gauge is safe up to 600 gf (and is critical around 1200 gf). So I wasn't super worried with this one, lol.
by HaaTa
10 Feb 2018, 20:10
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Alps SCKM Green
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Alps SCKM Green

by HaaTa
10 Feb 2018, 20:03
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Tai-Hao APC Green
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Tai-Hao APC Green

This switch is just funny. The peak force is just over 400 gf :lol:

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wiki/Tai-Hao_APC_series
by HaaTa
09 Feb 2018, 21:02
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Unknown USw LARB01
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Wiki Entry: wiki/USw_LARB01

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by HaaTa
09 Feb 2018, 20:53
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Unknown USw LARB01
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Unknown USw LARB01

At the request of Chyros, the next switch to measure is the USw LARB01.
(again, thanks Daniel Beardsmore, this one is also really interesting :mrgreen: ).

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by HaaTa
02 Feb 2018, 19:22
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ITT ETL18 Force Curve
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Yeah, it feels a lot heavier than it actually is. I think this may have to do with the amount of momentum your finger has when pressing a linear switch. For a linear switch your finger knows to keep pressing even harder to go down. But for a switch like this (as well as the later half of parabolic s...
by HaaTa
02 Feb 2018, 09:20
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ITT ETL18 Force Curve
Replies: 5
Views: 479

ITT ETL18 Force Curve

Thanks to Daniel Beardsmore for sending me a bunch of switches!

To start off, an "interesting" one: wiki/ITT_ETL18

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It feels like your flicking something when you press it. Quite smooth too.
by HaaTa
21 Dec 2017, 00:16
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Honeywell Microswitch 1KST3-T (Metal Keyswitches)
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Sadly, mine arrived loose, in a box labelled "Gourmet Small Batch French Fries", lol. So I don't have any further docs.
by HaaTa
20 Dec 2017, 06:02
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Honeywell Microswitch 1KST3-T (Metal Keyswitches)
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Honeywell Microswitch 1KST3-T (Metal Keyswitches)

Well, these are interesting. Cast metal (likely aluminium) keyswitches! They have small microswitches inside of them, along with rubber gaskets (probably ultra extreme environments). Going from the pins, likely hotswap as well. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4599/25305994098_ed258a3656_h.jpg IMG_201...
by HaaTa
04 Sep 2017, 00:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Are all magnetic valve switches analogue?
Replies: 7
Views: 624

At least from my understanding, I'd say it's mostly On/Off. In theory, if you could ramp up/down the magnetic field as you pressed the slider in a similar range to the magnetic field generated by the pulse, you could measure the output current (or voltage). But this is pretty tricky (calibration nig...
by HaaTa
29 Aug 2017, 04:46
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Bay Area Mechanical Keyboard Meetup 2017 - Saturday Nov 11, 2017@10AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Bay Area Mechanical Keyboard Meetup 2017 - Saturday Nov 11, 2017@10AM

It's California Bay Area Meetup Time! This time, I've teamed up with /u/manofinterests, Andrew Lekashman of Input Club and /u/yuppie (of our wonderful sponsor company) to make the meetup just that much more awesome. Our host, the wonderful company, known to the world as Nest, has graciously allowed ...
by HaaTa
13 Jul 2017, 19:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alternative controller experiments
Replies: 186
Views: 17218

Yeah, will probably need a custom bootloader and such.
by HaaTa
13 Jul 2017, 17:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alternative controller experiments
Replies: 186
Views: 17218

nice, I saw the nRF52840 at CES. I think I have a dev kit somewhere (haven't had time to even open the box, lol).

I may be interested in adding kiibohd/KLL support for the Nordic chips :D
by HaaTa
11 Jul 2017, 01:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: First “real” computer keyboard?
Replies: 29
Views: 1772

Microswitch/Honeywell definitely had keyboard switches (reed), by 1966. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1471/23869141541_117bd99249_k.jpg DSC02714 https://www.flickr.com/photos/triplehaata/sets/72157647400411814/ I believe, this keyboard was made for/by Mohawk Data Systems, but I don't actually have ...
by HaaTa
16 May 2017, 19:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: K-Type Skepticism
Replies: 81
Views: 9252

My rule of thumb. If you like MX Clears more than MX Browns, you'll like the Halo Clears. It has more of a feeling like an MX style switch with awesome tactility. Otherwise Halo True is for you. The Halo True has a gentle and smooth lead-in (due to lower preload) and higher final resistance to help ...
by HaaTa
16 May 2017, 18:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: K-Type Skepticism
Replies: 81
Views: 9252

I'm running around today (with it being the launch and all), so this will be a bit shorter than I'd usually do for something like this. Really, it came down to reducing the number of SKUs. Having more variations tends to be a lot more expensive than people realize. If Massdrop wasn't involved, Input...
by HaaTa
09 May 2017, 14:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: K-Type Keyboard Pre-launch
Replies: 9
Views: 1326

Basically, we had to make a trade-off on the pcb in order to support hotswap and RGB at the same time. You can't overlap these components like you can soldered switches and through-hole LEDs (LEDs also need to be in the proper position or the keycap won't light up correctly). Firmware wise you are c...

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