Topre 39-AA-0101

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HaaTa
Master Kiibohd Hunter

16 Sep 2016, 00:44

Another day, another keyboard :mrgreen:
Let's see how long I can keep this going!

Here's something that makes OO2 jealous, an OEM 45g uniform Hi-Pro Topre keyboard from 1991. Probably my only complaint about it was all the newspaper ink all over the keyboard. I spent quite a long time cleaning this one and you can still see it in some places...

It's part of a set of 3 keyboards I got, and I have no idea which computer system or company it was made for...
The other 2 keyboards are quite interesting (not Topre, but similar time period), I'll probably post them in the next few days 8-)

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And now for the force curve!
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Now compare it to a NIB Realforce 45g numpad (I pulled it out of the packaging just to measure it :mrgreen: )
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I'll need to compare with a modern HiPro keyboard (I have one, but it's at work...) to see if they've changed over time.

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zslane

16 Sep 2016, 00:52

Wow! That is beautiful!

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chiptea

16 Sep 2016, 01:01

WOOOW! :shock:
And I thought my Nissho caps looked good. Profile looks to be identical and some of the characters looks similar as well. Really nice!

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webwit
Wild Duck

16 Sep 2016, 01:01

What's the first date in the graph?

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HaaTa
Master Kiibohd Hunter

16 Sep 2016, 01:13

webwit wrote: What's the first date in the graph?
The first date is when I took the measurement :?
Yeah, I've had the data quite a while, though the graphs weren't quite ready yet.

As I tweak the template and the centering algorithms, I need to update all the graphs so they all look the same. If you click on the image it'll go to plotly and you can download all the processed data. The raw data is flipped, not aligned to any axis, has raw ADC measurements, datapoint timestamp, etc (around 100 MB per test uncompressed).

I'm hoping to push another update to all the graphs pretty soon with a new measurement (maybe tonight!). As I add more analytics tools I can just update the graphs in place (probably my favourite part about using plotly).

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002
Topre Enthusiast

16 Sep 2016, 01:17

It's a beauty...and used by soul-crushed data entry beauties (although theirs do not have the pretty colours :)):
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Chyros

16 Sep 2016, 01:48

Jeez, another gorgeous board Oo . What the hell, man xD .

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HaaTa
Master Kiibohd Hunter

16 Sep 2016, 02:17

002 wrote:
Spoiler:
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Zoom into the bottom-center keyboard...it's not plugged in :lol:
Also seems like there's some sort of cover/tape over the volume control.

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vivalarevolución
formerly prdlm2009

16 Sep 2016, 02:29

What a find. Wow that force curve is a little rocky. I think that I will stick with the Realforce 45g, thank you very much.

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

16 Sep 2016, 13:09

This is the type of post that made me join DT originally and inspired me to my posts. Incredible find, great work!

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hypkx
Chasing the Dream

16 Sep 2016, 13:41

Such a nice keyboard.

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jerue

16 Sep 2016, 14:00

Lovely keyboard. Thanks for sharing HaaTa...I am a bit jealous :lol:

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t!ng
Awake Sheep

16 Sep 2016, 14:50

Nice to see those 25 year old springs and rubber... thanks

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t!ng
Awake Sheep

16 Sep 2016, 14:53

002 wrote: It's a beauty...and used by soul-crushed data entry beauties (although theirs do not have the pretty colours :)):
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Those looks in their faces make me sad =(

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

16 Sep 2016, 14:58

It's obviously a staged photo. The female japanese work force is supposed to look stern and productive.

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vivalarevolución
formerly prdlm2009

16 Sep 2016, 18:26

seebart wrote: It's obviously a staged photo. The female japanese work force is supposed to look stern and productive.
No room for humanity! Now back to work!

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MaNiFeX

16 Sep 2016, 20:29

dat spacebar

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E3E

17 Sep 2016, 06:15

This post blew up in views! It is a nice keyboard though. There's got to be more of these around.

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HaaTa
Master Kiibohd Hunter

17 Sep 2016, 08:54

Updated the graphs with my first set of new analytics. This is something I've been wanting to do for a really long time.

See my latest post for details, and some more Topre graphing goodness :mrgreen:

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