Random keyboards, lovingly photographed

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 23:25

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Muirium
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13 Dec 2013, 23:26

Well, you knew what you were letting yourself in for, Mr.A500…

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 23:26

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 23:29

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 23:30

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 23:33

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 23:34

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Daniel Beardsmore

13 Dec 2013, 23:34

HaaTa wrote:Bonus points if you can identify all the keyboards I've posted :D
And people thought I set impossible tasks …

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 23:34

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 23:35

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 23:36

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 23:36

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 23:37

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 23:39

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Daniel Beardsmore

13 Dec 2013, 23:40

HaaTa wrote:Image
You saw the recent Hi-Tek keyboard topic, right? Strange mixture of Hi-Tek (dovetail modular) plus Stackpole-style (non-modular) parts. As I noted on the wiki, I realised that your Toptronics keyboard is exactly what's depicted in the Hi-Tek dovetail patent: the core module. The HP 9816 keyboard is that same core module + add-on modules. On the other hand, keyboards with Stackpole on the PCB are of the dedicated module variety, i.e. any time you need more keys than the core module, they're added to a whole new moulding, instead of being fitted as add-on modules.

A lot more to learn still about this — a lot of unanswered questions.

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 23:43

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Daniel Beardsmore

13 Dec 2013, 23:46

My Dell AT102W with superb¹ Oriental Tech OK-100M doubleshots fitted. Since I need to remove all the keycaps again to upgrade the switches, I swapped in Dell's stabiliser posts, which are compatible:
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I love that huge * key!
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Stabilised keys. Probably destined for the wiki when I get around to it; the first photo certainly is. (Funny how people are overanxious to post photos so long as they don't have to sign their soul over to the wiki devil.)

¹ Except left shift, which has badly distorted writing

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 23:51

Daniel Beardsmore wrote:
HaaTa wrote:Image
You saw the recent Hi-Tek keyboard topic, right? Strange mixture of Hi-Tek (dovetail modular) plus Stackpole-style (non-modular) parts. As I noted on the wiki, I realised that your Toptronics keyboard is exactly what's depicted in the Hi-Tek dovetail patent: the core module. The HP 9816 keyboard is that same core module + add-on modules. On the other hand, keyboards with Stackpole on the PCB are of the dedicated module variety, i.e. any time you need more keys than the core module, they're added to a whole new moulding, instead of being fitted as add-on modules.

A lot more to learn still about this — a lot of unanswered questions.
I saw mention of it somewhere (probably my wiki change RSS feed). Yeah, I haven't been that interested in the Hi-Tek/Stackpole stuff (like the Futaba switches). I just misjudge my buying decisions and they pop up in my mailbox :lol:

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 23:52

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13 Dec 2013, 23:53

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Daniel Beardsmore

13 Dec 2013, 23:54

Hm, my only Hi-Tek ally gone. Switches and keyboards are feeling more like a lost cause as time passes …

LWin from an HP Mini, model 210-4125sa, part A8V56EA#ABU, with the mystery printing method we still don't understand yet:
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Muirium
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13 Dec 2013, 23:55

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That had better be an actual tank commander's keyboard!

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 23:58

And another pic of the kishsaver controller in action (also attached to the 122, but it's hidden and not plugged in :P)

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Muirium
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13 Dec 2013, 23:58

Daniel Beardsmore wrote:(Funny how people are overanxious to post photos so long as they don't have to sign their soul over to the wiki devil.)
We have to actually know something about what we're posting. And in such a way as to fit the Wiki's taxonomy. Posting a picture, meanwhile, rushes straight to the bit we like to do!

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HaaTa
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13 Dec 2013, 23:59

Haven't posted this one yet, trying to turn on the gas powered display for pics...

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Muirium
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14 Dec 2013, 00:00

HaaTa wrote:And another pic of the kishsaver controller in action
Any hints about what we'll need to make those ourselves? Tinnie's Kishsaver find makes this an active question!

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HaaTa
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14 Dec 2013, 00:02

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HaaTa
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14 Dec 2013, 00:03

Muirium wrote:
HaaTa wrote:And another pic of the kishsaver controller in action
Any hints about what we'll need to make those ourselves? Tinnie's Kishsaver find makes this an active question!
I defer questions about hardware to Parak. I just write the code and make it worky 8-)

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HaaTa
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14 Dec 2013, 00:03

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HaaTa
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14 Dec 2013, 00:05

Awful pic...awful keyboard. But just looks bizarre...

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