Best project or innovation


10 Dec 2016, 22:05


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Official nominees for Best project or innovation were:

  • XMIT Hall Effect keyboards
  • The Model MF
  • The :~$ynth
  • HaaTa's force curve gauge
  • Ellipse's Model F replicas

This category was a close call. A few votes could push someone from last place to first place. However, there is a winner and a Wingnut! As voted for by the keyboard community, the Trophkey goes to...

The Model MF
Based on the FSSK/FEXT project, lot_lizard created a full drop-in Model F replacement for the Model M. This includes a custom plate, a new FSSK/FEXT PCB and Model F barrels, which keep the feel as close as possible to original F designs.

2nd place: HaaTa's force curve gauge
HaaTa was tired of subjective reviews, so he took matters into his own hands. The result is a completely objective measurement system with high precision, accuracy, and granularity. Accurate force curve graphs will soon flood the Deskthority wiki!


2nd place: XMIT Hall Effect keyboards
XMIT revived an ancient contactless switch technology in a modern format with MX compatible sliders. The result is a modern keyboard that should survive ridiculous amounts of keypresses.


2nd place: The :~$ynth
Binge/HWS simplified artisan keycap creation with the :~$ynth. Its low cost and high quality should encourage a new generation of injection mold artists to join the artisan movement.

Honorable mentions:
Ellipse's Model F replicas
Ellipse is known for reviving a switch technology, but his original cases for 4704 keyboards are keeping the project relevant. His project is most famous for its 4704 replicas.

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Wild Duck

10 Dec 2016, 22:08


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10 Dec 2016, 22:08

Congrats Project MF team! A great project!


10 Dec 2016, 22:08

Congrats! The MF is an awesome project and it's even more awesome to see people's perfect keyboards become real.

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formerly prdlm2009

11 Dec 2016, 00:18

MF team cleaning up here.

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11 Dec 2016, 01:55

Congrats! A true love labour. Congrats to all three 2nd places that were also amazing.

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ISO Advocate

11 Dec 2016, 13:04

If anyone was looking for proof that 2016 has been an amazing year for keyboard enthusiasts, here's it!

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