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 Post subject: Motion Tracker keypad- Casio SL80
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:23 pm 
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Are the white outlines around the keys raised? I have...ideas... 8)

Also, if anyone has a real one they are willing to part with, lets talk :)

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 Post subject: Re: Motion Tracker keypad- Casio SL80
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:37 pm 
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I think they're barely raised at all, with the whole keypad being a sheet of thin plastic.

See here:

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Another (much bigger) pic of a similar model SL87: http://androo.smugmug.com/photos/370053538_V7W6q-D.jpg

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 Post subject: Re: Motion Tracker keypad- Casio SL80
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:09 am 
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Right, but you can feel them when you run your fingers over them?

Also, do the keys push? Like tactile? Can you feel them "click"?

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 Post subject: Re: Motion Tracker keypad- Casio SL80
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:59 pm 
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No, you don't feel them 'click' at all. You can barely feel any depression of the key at all.

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ill also add that when i rub my fingers over mine the white boxes around the numbers is raised - the numbers themselves are not raised


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 Post subject: Re: Motion Tracker keypad- Casio SL80
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:23 pm 
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I'm going to try to duplicate the keypad, raised outlines, texture, everything. They're hard to find! :lol: So the SL-85 is the correct one, while the SL-80 is just close?

Sometimes at work I have to duplicate things like this, so I think it will be a good exercise. If I can pull it off, it might as well benefit my MT, right? ;)

I'm assuming the scans that are availiable are accurate? I found a couple using the forum search.

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 Post subject: Re: Motion Tracker keypad- Casio SL80
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:49 pm 
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Yes... the Casio SL-85 is the only CORRECT version for the screen-used Motion Tracker keypad.

Both earlier and later Casio versions are indeed similar, and some nearly identical -- but only the SL-85 is truly correct.

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This link is the best resource for photos regarding the Casio SL-85 and disassembly of the keypad:

LINK: Prop Parts: Motion Tracker Keypad (was:Found item discovery)

Although many of the embedded photos in that thread are dead, the best and most important ones are still there on page two. Thanks Harry! 8)

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