Keyboard Builders' Digest
Feature-packed keyboards from Epomaker!
Keyboard Builders' Digest / Projects

Nuclear keyboard

A cool keyboard salvaged from a nuclear missile silo converted by Pointless Tinkering.
Published December 3, 2021
Creators! Feel free to tip me off about your keyboard related projects to bring them to 100K readers.

In this video I show/explain the missile silo keyboard I have, and do a small trackball repair – Pointless Tinkering.

Great backstory and video:

Check this great NuclearCompanion article too. It's about the REACT console, the natural habitat of this keyboard.

On some of the pictures you can clearly see a thick cover over the top row of the keyboard, what made those keys actually recessed. Probably makes sense if you have assigned some impactful functions to those keys.

Repository with KiCad files, pictures, Arduino code:

Do you like this post? Share, donate, subscribe, tip me off!

Published on Fri 3rd Dec 2021. Featured in KBD #55 (source).


Canon Cat

Canon Cat is a task-dedicated desktop computer released by Canon Inc. in 1987.

Victor Vicky V9000

A beautiful luggable Victor Vicky V9000 found by yesman_85's parents.

Intertype machine

An Intertype, a typecasting machine, spotted in the wild by mejicat.

Sejin Electron SKM-1040

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

Sony Hitbit

Sony HitBit – a home computer family from the '80s and its HB-101 model with kick-ass design language.

Intel MDS 225

An Intel MDS 225 with a divine key arrangement posted by absurd_logic589.