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Nuclear keyboard

A cool keyboard salvaged from a nuclear missile silo converted by Pointless Tinkering.
Published December 3, 2021

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:

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

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