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Author Topic: Nuclear missile silo keyboard repurposed for usb  (Read 703 times)

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Nuclear missile silo keyboard repurposed for usb
« on: December 01, 2021, 12:25 PM »
Gothic (John), a programmer and electronics savant, who used to handle server administrator for DonationCoder, had a project featured on Hackaday.com today.  Very cool stuff.

He found a weird old keyboard (with trackball) on ebay and it turned out to come from a nuclear missile silo.  After some work with an Arudino board he got it talking to USB interface.  Very cool.


https://hackaday.com...-re-launched-in-usb/

Screenshot - 12_1_2021 , 12_20_17 PM.pngNuclear missile silo keyboard repurposed for usb


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Re: Nuclear missile silo keyboard repurposed for usb
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2021, 12:27 PM »
w00t w00t :)

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Re: Nuclear missile silo keyboard repurposed for usb
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2021, 02:00 PM »
Make sure you check out John's video:


Highly watchable.

When I saw John in real life over thanksgiving, I thought I would flex my youtube creator knowledge, and warned him about getting a copyright strike on the music playing in the background.
To which John replied that he had created the music himself, specifically for the video.
To which I thought, yes, of course you did, John.  Of course you did.

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Re: Nuclear missile silo keyboard repurposed for usb
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2021, 02:19 PM »
Yep :) I made it using the sunvox tracker - which is a great little piece of software. ( https://warmplace.ru/soft/sunvox/ )
Here's the original file, so you can make your own version of the song and/or mess with it:

http://www.linkerror.../stuff/nukeme.sunvox

There's not a single recorded sample in there, it's all generated with synth modules on the fly - which sunvox is great at.

( can this count as my NANY? :D )

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Re: Nuclear missile silo keyboard repurposed for usb
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2021, 05:30 PM »
Highly watchable

Interesting stuff.  I am curious about one thing though.  Has anyone scanned this keyboard with a Geiger counter?   8)

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Re: Nuclear missile silo keyboard repurposed for usb
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2021, 12:32 AM »
( can this count as my NANY? :D )
Sure you can :Thmbsup:

But the $64,000 question: Is it usable as a daily driver?

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Re: Nuclear missile silo keyboard repurposed for usb
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2021, 11:16 AM »
> Is it usable as a daily driver?
The modifier keys do not send keycodes (nor does the down arrow key) - if you can live with that annoyance, then I suppose so (one could presumably remap those to other keys).

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Re: Nuclear missile silo keyboard repurposed for usb
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2021, 06:39 PM »
can this count as my NANY?

Official answer: yes. :)

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Re: Nuclear missile silo keyboard repurposed for usb
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2021, 02:09 AM »
I misread "usb" in the title as "sub" and thought it was put into a nuclear submarine. ;D

Very cool, nonetheless.