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A trip down the memory lane

A trip down the memory lane of the custom keyboard community by icelongclaw.

icelongclaw was asked to hold a talk to his research group about custom mechanical keyboards.

Digging up the forums and other sources, reading some of the early discussions, he found some real gems.

Check some of the highlights here.

Published on Fri 14th May 2021. Featured in KBD #26 (source).


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Lear Siegler ADM-2

Vintage Lear Siegler ADM-2 keyboard (circa 1974) with Key Tronic Foam & Foil switches. Posted by jacksonh22.

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Japanese typewriters

An old write-up on the inner working mechanism and general evolution of Japanese typewriters.

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Focus FK-5001

Focus FK-5001 with built-in calculator and other curiosities acquired by DrHERO1.

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Fujitsu Micro-8

Akabander plans to recreate a Fujitsu Micro-8 keyboard.

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Optical encoded keyboard

Some nice pics of the Viatron System 21 terminal and its unique keyboard by JereimiahPendergrass (more).

Sejin Electron SKM-1040

A restored left handed (?) keyboard with Futaba MA switches by ZachLennie.

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