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by HaaTa
09 May 2017, 07:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: K-Type Keyboard Pre-launch
Replies: 9
Views: 1616

Yeah, ISO support is a big stretch when doing manufacturing... sorry...

Hopefully should be able to release info on the switches soon.
by HaaTa
05 May 2017, 17:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: K-Type Keyboard Pre-launch
Replies: 9
Views: 1616

K-Type Keyboard Pre-launch

K-Type Pre-launch It's finally happening! The K-Type is the project that has taken up most of my time in the last 2 years. I've had a lot of help from the keyboard community (especially DT) through my various keyboarding endeavors and to me the K-Type is a way to help grow the mechanical keyboardin...
by HaaTa
15 Feb 2017, 17:30
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Matias Force Curves
Replies: 25
Views: 5535

Yeah, I think of it as "total force to actuate". It's the area under the curve.
by HaaTa
11 Dec 2016, 02:22
Forum: Results
Topic: Best relic or discovery
Replies: 10
Views: 4251

https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5540/31559228535_e8e3590516_k.jpg DSC08051 I'll take another picture once I receive the new ones :D (Might have to wait until after CES though) Oh, and something I never noticed before. On the very first Wingnut package (sent by CF directly) (2nd DTAs). https://c7.stat...
by HaaTa
10 Dec 2016, 22:27
Forum: Results
Topic: Best input device photo
Replies: 5
Views: 3708

Turns out taking 10's of thousands of keyboard photos is good practice :D A couple other photos of the stunningly beautiful Soviet UV-erase IC. https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5328/30498718130_57a077cd0b_k.jpg DSC06841 https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5336/30164387213_eb86843060_k.jpg DSC06840 A good cam...
by HaaTa
10 Dec 2016, 22:04
Forum: Results
Topic: Best relic or discovery
Replies: 10
Views: 4251

The DT community really had me sweating this year. It makes me soooo happy that others enjoy relic hunting as much as I do. Also, fellow ebay hunters, if you're worried about me competing against you. PM me first, I'm happy to let someone else in the keyboard community have it (just make sure to tak...
by HaaTa
05 Dec 2016, 23:36
Forum: Final vote
Topic: Best project or innovation
Replies: 25
Views: 5598

Input Club is a company I founded to work push keyboard tech forward, though I've been working on the force curve gauge a lot longer than IC has been around.
by HaaTa
05 Dec 2016, 23:29
Forum: Final vote
Topic: Best input device photo
Replies: 8
Views: 4064

Chiovatto wrote: That first photo is freakin beautiful, does anybody knows what camera Haata used??
Sony a6000 /w E 30mm F3.5 Macro.
One of the nice parts of Flickr is that it provides all the exif info (if you've enabled it): https://flic.kr/p/MXwmrz
by HaaTa
05 Dec 2016, 20:37
Forum: Gallery
Topic: How Cherry has fallen
Replies: 40
Views: 15102

So, something I've talked about for quite a while that affects most keyboard switches is "spring friction". Or said another way spring binding. When springs are compressed, they are held into place in switches. The coils of the spring rub against the side of the housing causing additional resistanc...
by HaaTa
05 Dec 2016, 04:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: How Cherry has fallen
Replies: 40
Views: 15102

So, something I've talked about for quite a while that affects most keyboard switches is "spring friction". Or said another way spring binding. When springs are compressed, they are held into place in switches. The coils of the spring rub against the side of the housing causing additional resistance...
by HaaTa
05 Dec 2016, 04:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Matias Force Curves
Replies: 25
Views: 5535

Matias Force Curves

Force curves! Personally, I really like Matias switches. They've put real R&D into keyboard switch development, something that, until very recently, just wasn't done. Something neat, the Actuation Force (work) between Matias Clicky and Matias Quiet Click is the same! :shock: I wonder if this is a fl...
by HaaTa
04 Dec 2016, 19:28
Forum: Gallery
Topic: How Cherry has fallen
Replies: 40
Views: 15102

Do you know if there is any difference between new and older cherry browns? I could swear the cherry browns from an old compac board I had were way more tactile than current browns. I'm not sure if its due to switch difference, of just because pretty much every board nowadays place the switches ups...
by HaaTa
04 Dec 2016, 10:18
Forum: Gallery
Topic: How Cherry has fallen
Replies: 40
Views: 15102

Also, I don't have any Nixdorf cherry switches. I'd be happy to measure some if I can get a couple.
by HaaTa
04 Dec 2016, 10:14
Forum: Gallery
Topic: How Cherry has fallen
Replies: 40
Views: 15102

Can I ask, what's the margin of error in the measurement of each of these data points? I haven't gone far enough to determine what this is yet. However, if you click on the graph, then select additional presses, you'll notice that it's quite consistent between presses. According to the Imada websit...
by HaaTa
04 Dec 2016, 07:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: How Cherry has fallen
Replies: 40
Views: 15102

Hmm. In terms of all the Cherry MX Black switches I've tried over the years. They tend to vary a bit, some smoother than others. To me what's sad, is that there's this wide deviation. I'm also not surprised by your comment that some later MX Blacks were quite smooth (could've been new tooling for al...
by HaaTa
04 Dec 2016, 06:44
Forum: Gallery
Topic: How Cherry has fallen
Replies: 40
Views: 15102

Here's a NIB standard Cherry MX Red for comparison.

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by HaaTa
04 Dec 2016, 06:37
Forum: Gallery
Topic: How Cherry has fallen
Replies: 40
Views: 15102

How Cherry has fallen

I'm going to leave the analysis to the readers. But really, Cherry, you were so. damn. good. at linear switches. https://plot.ly/~haata/266.png This is what we have now for MX Black switches. Notice how it's a bit different. Perhaps this is enough to convince everyone that there really is a differen...
by HaaTa
25 Nov 2016, 19:31
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best relic or discovery
Replies: 27
Views: 5757

Thanks for the nominations :D Here's my my list of important discoveries this year. I'm a sucker for magnets if you hadn't noticed :mrgreen: Bezkont. Klávesnice 262.3 https://c3.staticflickr.com/2/1719/24492499210_a90c5437a3_b.jpg DSC04317 Not only does this soviet keyboard look it uses rather nice ...
by HaaTa
22 Nov 2016, 02:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Hall Effect Keyboard Information
Replies: 7
Views: 955

It looks to be some sort of Cortron ITW magnetic valve keyboard. The prototype label is pretty cool. The switches had already been around a while (Licon, the predecessor to Cortron also used ITW magnetic valve switches). https://deskthority.net/wiki/ITW_magnetic_valve I have quite a few keyboards wi...
by HaaTa
20 Nov 2016, 20:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Problem with Mechanical Switch Reviews
Replies: 34
Views: 26644

(responding to a few people with this) Work vs. Total Force Yeah, the Total Force is something that I'm still iffy on. I don't like calling it energy, because I don't feel it's representative enough for force curves. To quote my response to the reddit thread (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeybo...
by HaaTa
20 Nov 2016, 08:21
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Marquardt Keypad (1989)
Replies: 3
Views: 617

It's a tactile electrical contact switch.

That extra piece of wire seems to be a filler for a diode.
by HaaTa
20 Nov 2016, 00:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Problem with Mechanical Switch Reviews
Replies: 34
Views: 26644

Yeah, if we can somehow link mediawiki to plotly, then when new analytics are ready the graphs can auto-update. I'm no webdev so I'm not sure how hard that'd be. But yeah, if something I can do makes it easier to add into the DT wiki, I'm totally up for it (as long as it can be automated :P). Licens...
by HaaTa
19 Nov 2016, 22:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Honeywell 26SW3-3-S Keypad
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Someone recently mentioned that this keypad is from some sort of CNC machine. And with keys like FEEDHOLD it makes sense.
by HaaTa
19 Nov 2016, 21:48
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Problem with Mechanical Switch Reviews
Replies: 34
Views: 26644

The Problem with Mechanical Switch Reviews

The Problem with Mechanical Switch Reviews Like most of you, I take keyboards way too seriously. However, unlike most of you, I’m an engineer. This means I need facts, data, and real evidence before I can form an opinion. And this lack of actual information has always bothered me when it comes to h...
by HaaTa
16 Nov 2016, 07:50
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Unknown Marquardt switch?
Replies: 16
Views: 1851

I've added a force curve here -> photos-f62/marquardt-keypad-1989-t15100.html
by HaaTa
16 Nov 2016, 07:49
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Marquardt Keypad (1989)
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Marquardt Keypad (1989)

ramnes PM'd me a long while back, saying he'd send me something "interesting". Anyways, it arrived. Lo and behold, it's that interesting Marquardt Keypad thing! (https://deskthority.net/photos-videos-f64/unknown-marquardt-switch-t11659.html). https://c4.staticflickr.com/6/5812/30896566251_33d00420ec...
by HaaTa
15 Nov 2016, 07:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Honeywell 26SW3-3-S Keypad
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Honeywell 26SW3-3-S Keypad

This is one of the "harsh-environment" options Honeywell has had in their catalog. It seems to use same sort of rubber domes as used in this later keyboard (https://deskthority.net/photos-f62/ugc-74-keyboard-t8749.html). https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5667/30949751176_f53e5aace4_b.jpg DSC07619 Fortun...
by HaaTa
13 Nov 2016, 01:21
Forum: Gallery
Topic: McClellan AN/UGC-129 Teletypewriter Keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

McClellan AN/UGC-129 Teletypewriter Keyboard

You know what's awesome, military keyboards :mrgreen: https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5198/30153869501_3dbd5bd875_b.jpg DSC06460 You know what's totally awful, the number of parts in military keyboard :cry: It took me a couple weeks to will myself up to put this thing back together. Probably spent aro...
by HaaTa
13 Nov 2016, 00:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: OTK 28
Replies: 2
Views: 602

OTK 28

Truth be told, I don't really know anything about this keyboard. The only identifying code is "OTK 28". I'll just let my imagination go wild and assume it was used in some Soviet military installation for launch ICBMs :lol: Those orange keycaps are just awesome. https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5746/30...
by HaaTa
09 Nov 2016, 19:39
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Atex KDO158-01
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Atex KDO158-01

When I picked up Atex keyboard, I wasn't really hoping for much. Turns out I was in for a surprise :mrgreen: https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5559/30563072100_7c093d0269_b.jpg DSC07528 The inside of the keyboard was made by a company called Digitran (seems they still exist too, http://www.digitran-swit...

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