IBM’s amazing fold out laptop keyboard

I love this design classic, beautiful IBM engineering at it’s best. I remember seeing one at a trade show, partnered up with a giant wifi pack mounted onto it’s screen, mad to think now far these things have come…

Karidis figured out a way to stuff a full-sized keyboard (11.5-inches) into a 9.7-inch laptop by dividing the keyboard into two interlocking pieces that folded in and out as you opened and closed the laptop’s lid. Because the movement was driven by a cam on the lid’s hinge, the keyboard’s movement was always fluid and in step with the motion of the lid. In fact, this transforming keyboard was so artful and unique, it’s now on display at MoMa.

via Gizmodo

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