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Best input device project 2015

Posted: 27 Nov 2015, 21:11
by webwit
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Please suggest nominees for the Best input device project in 2015. This can be a self-build keyboard, a mod, a device, software, etc. You have to give a short motivation for each suggestion.

By voting in the third round of this category, you can win an assembled Infinity 60% keyboard with Matias Quiet Click switches from Input Club!

The first round ends on Thursday 3 December, 00:00hrs UTC.

Current suggestions (this list is frequently updated):
  • Ellipse's new industrial Model F keyboards
  • Stabilized's b.Face (v. 1.0), BBB acrylic case, 55g lubed Gateron clears, Hammer Olivetti caps
  • hasu's Alps 60% PCB
  • Topre dampening rings from Hypersphere
  • Idollar's FSSK
  • The Black Rainbow by salsaverde
  • Amoeba single-switch circuit board
  • koalapear's custom Alps board project The Monarch
  • OptiKey, for people suffering from ALS/MND
  • masaleiro's HacKeyboard

Posted: 27 Nov 2015, 22:06
by pcaro
One winner here: Ellipse news industrial Model F's. The best for this project is its awesome progress and reliability. Ellipse makes what should make Unicomp

http://deskthority.net/group-buys-f50/b ... 11046.html

Posted: 27 Nov 2015, 22:49
by seebart
Stabilized b.Face (v. 1.0), BBB acrylic case, 55g lubed Gateron clears, Hammer Olivetti caps:

http://deskthority.net/photos-f62/post- ... ml#p260290
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Posted: 27 Nov 2015, 23:07
by jou
hasu's Alps 60% PCB, for making beaten keyboards with Alps switches useful

Posted: 28 Nov 2015, 11:47
by andrewjoy
as the new 4704 has already been nominated, i nominate the topre dampening rings from Hypersphere

Posted: 28 Nov 2015, 11:55
by Muirium
Yup, everyone knows what I think of those! My favourite keyboard mod yet. Enough to fix the NovaTouch!

Posted: 28 Nov 2015, 13:17
by ramnes
idollar's FSSK if he finishes it before votes start!

Posted: 28 Nov 2015, 13:20
by chzel
Well, it is for a project, not for a finished project, so I think FSSK is a valid nomination!

Posted: 28 Nov 2015, 13:26
by ramnes
Don't ruin my ninja technique to make him move on!

Posted: 28 Nov 2015, 13:26
by chzel
Too subtle... :lol:

Posted: 28 Nov 2015, 15:34
by SL89

Posted: 30 Nov 2015, 09:39
by 7bit
Since my own reations got stuck this year and will win this cetegory next yere, I nominate this:
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Posted: 02 Dec 2015, 08:27
by DanielT
I just remembered one very interesting project worth mentioning, koalapear with his custom Alps board project The Monarch
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Posted: 02 Dec 2015, 09:31
by derzemel
What I am proposing is not an input device per se, but a software, OptiKey, for people suffering from ALS/MND.

Usually, eye tracking software can be very costly, but the reddit user /u/YeahIWroteOptiKey has worked on one for 3.5 years and he has offered it for free:

https://github.com/OptiKey/OptiKey/wiki

Here is the reddit thread

Posted: 02 Dec 2015, 10:14
by matt3o
derzemel wrote: What I am proposing is not an input device per se, but a software, OptiKey, for people suffering from ALS/MND.

Usually, eye tracking software can be very costly, but the reddit user /u/YeahIWroteOptiKey has worked on one for 3.5 years and he has offered it for free:

https://github.com/OptiKey/OptiKey/wiki

Here is the reddit thread
ohmy... this guy definitely owns this category!

Posted: 02 Dec 2015, 18:29
by Parak
masaleiro for his HacKeyboard.

The amount of work that went into it is patently ridiculous - designing, etching and drilling a pcb, cnc routing the plate and case, custom controller, and so on.