Best input device project 2015

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The Keyboard Oracle
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Best input device project 2015

Unread post by The Keyboard Oracle » 14 Dec 2015, 21:19

The nominees in the category Best input device project 2015 are:

Ellipse's new industrial Model F keyboards • Kishsavers for everyone! Ellipse's fantastic project is bringing us brand new F62 Kishsaver and F77 Industrial Model F Capacitive over PCB Buckling Spring keyboards.

Hasu's 60% Alps PCB • This 60% Alps PCB support Alps SKCM/SKCL and compatible switches, and various layouts including old vintage keyboard layouts. You can use vintage switches, keycaps, stabilizers and mounting plates, and it can be screwed down in Poker compatible cases.

Idollar's FSSK • Another fantastic capacitive buckling spring project, the FSSK will bring us a IBM Space Saving Keyboard with Model F technology. There are not a lot of keyboards better than the IBM SSK. An FSSK would certainly be such a keyboard!

Koalapear's custom Alps board project The MonarchThe Monarch is Alps compatible custom keyboard which uses Apple Extended Keyboard II dye sub PBT keycaps and stabilizers, and has aluminum top and bottom plates.

OptiKey, for people suffering from ALS/MNDOptiKey is an assistive on-screen keyboard which runs on Windows. It is designed to be used with a low cost eye-tracking device to bring keyboard control, mouse control and speech to people with motor and speech limitations, such as people living with ALS or MND.

Topre dampening rings from Hypersphere • Hypersphere worked with companies that make custom parts from various polymers and foams with the goal of duplicating or even improving upon the silencing rings used in Topre RF and Type-S HHKBs. These are now known as the Hypersphere rings.

And the Wingnut for Best input device project 2015, as voted for by the members of deskthority, goes to...
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Kishsavers for everyone! Ellipse's fantastic project is bringing us brand new F62 Kishsaver and F77 Industrial Model F Capacitive over PCB Buckling Spring keyboards.

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Sample barrels, springs and flippers have arrived. Can you tell which ones in the photos are originals and which ones are the new ones?

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7bit

Unread post by 7bit » 14 Dec 2015, 21:21

Congratulations!
:-)

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webwit
Wild Duck

Unread post by webwit » 14 Dec 2015, 23:09

Might win it again next year! He got that multi-year-product strategy from 7bit...

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ramnes
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Unread post by ramnes » 15 Dec 2015, 00:20

This is definitely elliptical!

Ellipse

Unread post by Ellipse » 15 Dec 2015, 02:40

Thanks all for voting!

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Madhias
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Unread post by Madhias » 15 Dec 2015, 05:52

Congratulations, when I first saw the project I thought like you must be megalomaniac (what a cool word that is)!

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vsev

Unread post by vsev » 15 Dec 2015, 10:26

Would have been better to have opportunity to order only PCB and plates, but ... congrats !

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E3E

Unread post by E3E » 15 Dec 2015, 11:39

Definitely an ambitious project you'd need a true passion for to see fulfilled. It's certainly a deserved award!

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Hypersphere

Unread post by Hypersphere » 15 Dec 2015, 15:50

Ellipse -- congratulations! This is one of the most amazing projects ever!

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Muirium
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Unread post by Muirium » 15 Dec 2015, 16:07

Indeed. A good lot of attention to detail, and money, went into this project. But the proof is in the product. Let's see some working prototypes!

Ellipse

Unread post by Ellipse » 16 Dec 2015, 05:27

vsev you can order only PCB and other parts for the project - you do not need to order a finished unit.

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chzel

Unread post by chzel » 16 Dec 2015, 05:36

Ellipse, do you plan to run this as a single GB, or provide some form of store with stuff in stock, especially for the "spare parts" (flippers, barrels, etc)?

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vsev

Unread post by vsev » 16 Dec 2015, 12:11

Ellipse wrote: vsev you can order only PCB and other parts for the project - you do not need to order a finished unit.
Nice, thanks for precision !

Ellipse

Unread post by Ellipse » 20 Dec 2015, 04:50

chzel the F77 and F62 project will likely be a single GB for a month or two. I suggest that everyone buys whatever parts they may need in the future.

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