IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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Darkshado

02 Sep 2018, 03:43

I also note it has two "bodge wires" which tends to indicate an early unit, small production run, or prototype of some sort.

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Inxie

02 Sep 2018, 16:54

Here's one. It says Alton and AL 2000 on it, but that's all I know about it. I used to think it was a silent linear mechanical keyboard, but it doesn't appear to actually be so. Upon key cap removal it has a membrane inside. So I'm not sure what kind of keyboard it really is, because it has springs and membrane.. Memchanical?

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Wintermute1974
Tessier-Ashpool S.A.

02 Sep 2018, 17:18

Inxie wrote: it has springs and membrane.. Memchanical?
Chyros calls these Spring over Membrane keyboards and he has at least one video about a variant made by Oki:

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Inxie

02 Sep 2018, 19:41

Ahh ok, neat.. Thanks for pointing to a video about it, wasn't sure how to call it. It's a very weird design for sure, as I've never seen one quite like it in my life.

davkol

02 Sep 2018, 19:42

Oki Gourd Spring, something like IBM buckling spring over membrane.

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Keybug

02 Sep 2018, 21:58

Sweet Jesus! What's inside?! Sadly expensive, as part of a bundle...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Epson- ... SwB2Naz2rI
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Noobmaen

02 Sep 2018, 22:04

Keybug wrote: Sweet Jesus! What's inside?! Sadly expensive, as part of a bundle...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Epson- ... SwB2Naz2rI
Prototopre photos-f62/epson-q603a-t12772.html

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Keybug

02 Sep 2018, 22:47

Very informative. Thanks!

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TheInverseKey

03 Sep 2018, 23:22

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Just wondering what these switches are.


Thanks

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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

04 Sep 2018, 14:20

Probably Alps slider over rubber dome.

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Keybug

05 Sep 2018, 13:38

Well, bugger me with a fish fork! Never knew these came with Futaba clickies, too. Oh no, now I have about ten Futclickies stashed in the basement. Will be taking them to Mechanicon 2018 as freebies...

Updated wiki entry for FK-2001 (though this is a 2002 but entry for 2002 is incomplete).
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Muirium
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05 Sep 2018, 14:11

While I’ll have nothing to do with that fish fork, I am intrigued by Futabas. I’ve never come by a board of them. Do have a single switch, from the legendary Mr. Interface sampler box. I suspect they’re uninispiring but you never know until you go.

crankykat

05 Sep 2018, 16:00

I found this computer in the trash outside of my lab. I think it must be a proprietary model....very interested in seeing what you all thought about it. I am very much a newbie to the mechanical keyboard world so any help would be appreciated.
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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

05 Sep 2018, 16:50

Keybug wrote: Well, bugger me with a fish fork! Never knew these came with Futaba clickies, too. Oh no, now I have about ten Futclickies stashed in the basement. Will be taking them to Mechanicon 2018 as freebies...

Updated wiki entry for FK-2001 (though this is a 2002 but entry for 2002 is incomplete).
Very nice. I actually like Futaba switches myself, but I've never seen a decent PCB for them. That Focus would actually be a great layout.
crankykat wrote: I found this computer in the trash outside of my lab. I think it must be a proprietary model....very interested in seeing what you all thought about it. I am very much a newbie to the mechanical keyboard world so any help would be appreciated.
Mind removing a key? I can't tell what switches it is, it has a cutout like Fujitsu used on their older boards but it doesn't look like any Fujitsu switches I know of.

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Noobmaen

05 Sep 2018, 18:11

crankykat wrote: I found this computer in the trash outside of my lab. I think it must be a proprietary model....very interested in seeing what you all thought about it. I am very much a newbie to the mechanical keyboard world so any help would be appreciated.
Should be fujitsu leaf spring 3rd generation

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Niko1U

05 Sep 2018, 19:01

Image what keyboard is this?

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Noobmaen

05 Sep 2018, 19:03

Niko1U wrote: Image what keyboard is this?
Fujitsu FKB 4800, just a normal rubberdome

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Niko1U

05 Sep 2018, 19:42

Noobmaen wrote:
Niko1U wrote: Image what keyboard is this?
Fujitsu FKB 4800, just a normal rubberdome
what a bummer, It looks quite cool

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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

05 Sep 2018, 19:55

Niko1U wrote:
Noobmaen wrote:
Niko1U wrote: Image what keyboard is this?
Fujitsu FKB 4800, just a normal rubberdome
what a bummer, It looks quite cool
Technically it is Fujitsu Peerless which is basically a slider and spring over rubber dome, but they are worse than regular rubber dome in my experience.

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Noobmaen

05 Sep 2018, 20:08

Blaise170 wrote: Technically it is Fujitsu Peerless which is basically a slider and spring over rubber dome, but they are worse than regular rubber dome in my experience.
No, FKB 4700 series would be peerless, this is with slider integrated into the keycap and without the spring. Note the round LED window wheras a peerless LED window would be rectangular. wiki/Fujitsu_FKB4804

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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

05 Sep 2018, 21:16

Oi I totally thought you said FKB-4700. Guess I should pay more attention before I post. :roll:

sell4bidss

06 Sep 2018, 13:59

Looks like an SDL plug on the cable, anyway hmmm :D

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snufflecat

06 Sep 2018, 21:29

crankykat wrote: I found this computer in the trash outside of my lab. I think it must be a proprietary model....very interested in seeing what you all thought about it. I am very much a newbie to the mechanical keyboard world so any help would be appreciated.
I can't help you on any information on the board, sadly, but it sure looks amazing!

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Leshe

07 Sep 2018, 23:14

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ALPS-PC-Keyboa ... 100623.m-1
What is this?
Also, is it worth anything?

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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

08 Sep 2018, 00:12

Typewriter keyboard made by Alps. Pretty sure it's Alps integrated dome based on the four point solder joints but can't verify.

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chip chop

08 Sep 2018, 01:18

Its a keyboard from a Atari 800xl

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Leshe

08 Sep 2018, 03:13

Apparently for what I have seen it uses Alps SKFL switches
I don't have any info on those, so I won't do any buying

FruitPunchKen

08 Sep 2018, 04:54

Can someone help me identify this keyboard? I saw this on a craigslist post and was passing by the area and was wondering if it was worth picking up.
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Findecanor

08 Sep 2018, 05:52

That keyboard looks like a Fujitsu rubber-dome with slider. Most Fujitsu keyboards I have tested are mushy and awful, but I know that they also made some that felt quite decent.
Otherwise, the backplane being curved and having many plastic rivets give away that it is a rubber-dome keyboard.

Edit: I found a review of this.

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Keybug

09 Sep 2018, 21:18

Haven't seen one like this before. What might it be? Alpsy caps? Thanks!
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