STATUS: ROUND 1 FINISHEDhashbaz's numpad: @hashbazlitster's numpad: @litsterDESCRIPTION
By chance I got my hands on a Goldtouch 22-key numpad a while back for a really good price, and I decided to turn it into a switch tester:
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Big shoutout to WASD Keyboards
for giving me a deal on the keycaps!
So, given the number of newbies that are roaming the forum, making threads and questing (in vain!) after the One True Switch, it seems like a good time to send this thing out. Also, litster has graciously joined in and his tester numpad
will also making the rounds. Both numpads will be tracked and managed from this thread.
Mine has browns, blues, blacks, reds, clears, and ergo clears!
litster's has browns, blues, blacks, reds, clears, ergo clears, tacto clears, a grey, and a green!
For the first run at least I'd like to keep it inside the continental US, just to keep shipping simple. For subsequent runs it can go to Canada, or overseas. Even though the first round is US only, please post if you're interested regardless of where you live, so I can get a feel for where future tours should go.UPDATE
: The first round is in progress! Please continue to post in the thread if you're interested in future rounds. Make sure to include your location (state/province and country is sufficient).THE RULES
ROUND 1 LISTS
- You promise to be very careful with the Tester. Despite getting a good deal on the numpad, I put a bit of money and effort into this project and I'd like to see it live a long time.
- You promise not to disassemble the Tester, other than to remove its keycaps to check out its sweet, sweet switchiness.
- You promise to post status updates to this thread promptly when you receive or ship the Tester.
- You promise to post a brief description of how you liked the various switches, and why.
- You promise to ship to the next person on the list within three business days of receiving the Tester.
- You promise to take a photograph of the Tester in an interesting location or position, preferably humorous or demonstrating the local flavor where you live. See the travelling gnome for inspiration.
- You promise to post said picture to this thread promptly, and give a description of anything interesting therein.
[STRIKE]1. cxxpsu (Mountain View, CA)[/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]2. RogueThunder (San Jose, CA)[/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]3. bienc (Reno, NV)[/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]4. Reptile (Boise, ID)[/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]5. falerus (Los Angeles, CA)[/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]6. demik (Los Angeles, CA)[/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]7. Skoobs (Los Angeles, CA)[/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]1. Quarzac (Philadelphia, PA)[/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]2. tsangan (Philadelphia, PA)[/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]3. brsp25 (Philadelphia, PA)[/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]4. dewcorps (NC)[/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]5. curro123083 (Nixa, MO)[/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]6. nolliepoper (FL)[/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]7. AKIMbO (south FL)[/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]8. Jam (Orlando, FL)[/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]9. NumberJ (SC)[/STRIKE] -- CANCELLED
[STRIKE]10. Lmnr (Atlanta, GA)[/STRIKE]
[STRIKE]11. xrxxxr (Ann Arbor, MI)[/STRIKE]
Interested for future rounds: Sifo (Canada), birthdaymonkey (Canada), fantus (Manitoba, Canada), nar (Canada), Internetlad (Powell, WY), fohat.digs (Atlanta, GA), Yzeets (Los Angeles, CA), jrockroll (New York), Retox (Chester, NJ), Mr. Perfect (??, USA), Danny356 (Valrico, FL), Adude (eastern Europe), Gualichu04 (Fort Myers, FL), weenis (Glendale, AZ), input nirvana (Bird heaven), polygon (Vancouver, Canada), CanadaRox (Toronto, Canada), dorkvader (VA), BossBorot (Santa Cruz, CA), LEGITBALLIN (Boston, MA), WhiteFireDragon (San Diego, CA), Kindari (??, IN), The Ricker (??, KS), inaneframe (Las Vegas, NV), Hatsuharu (??, MN), nullstring (??, MI), CubedRoot (??), wrtcedar (Port Townsend, WA), Korben D. (Westminster, CA), iBro (??, IA), HamsterDog (??, FL), mkaresh (Detroit, MI), kdash4 (Los Angeles, CA), Svenska (Ontario, Canada), NorrisB (Los Angeles, CA), Roguemaster8 (FL), rhizo (UK), catcherintherye (Fremont, CA), naranja (Los Angeles, CA), Seanmiz (St Paul, MN), paulcalypse (Grand Rapids, MI), 1uckyNumb3r7 (??, ID), MetaCyanide (Baltimore, MD), Krunchy (Columbus, OH), Jophess (??, CT), gizmo (Madison, WI), Appeac (Grand Rapids, MI), silat (Portland, OR), two4teezee (Los Angeles, CA), heuristicist (Toronto, Canada), Snowmill (Calgary, Alberta, Canada), TheDane (Denmark), moogatronic (Bloomington, IN), oldCrow (Maine), yttrium (New Jersey), Exort (British Columbia, Canada), Appeac (Kentwood, MI), wiredPANDA (Baton Rouge, LA), noisyturtle (Redmond, WA), Shogunner (Las Vegas, NV), ahjota (Fairfax, VA), xdmcDantex (Grove City, PA), jblack801 (Salt Lake City, UT), spanyam (Tustin, CA), Keyboarder (Vancouver, Canada), V1ral (Berkeley, CA), CheddarTrek (MS), smknjoe (Houston, TX), derek trousers (UK), bear95 (NJ), props_go_round (CA), Vadimk (??), The_Beast (??), TechIsCool (??), Elysias (??), roffle24 (??), MarkPharaoh (SF, CA), oTurtlez (??), swagpiratexTHE NAME
This thing needs a better name than "Tester". Post suggestions!
Suggestions so far:
- The Rainbow Pad (dewcorps)
- The CherryPicker (falerus)
- Kaleidoscopic Switch (Sifo)
- Cherry Popper (AKIMbO)
- Cherry Blaster (curro123083)
- Cherry Bomb (curro123083)
- Cherry Cross Dresser (jpm804)
- 10k Cherry MiX (weenis)
[/hr]TRAVELLING NUMPAD PHOTOS
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Kickin' it with Quarzac's tattooed lady friend:
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With great-great cousin twice-removed, UNIVAC:
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Enjoying a day at the lake:
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Chillin' at the pool:
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Sizing up buckling springs at wcass' place:
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