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Offline PPKPenguinParty

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[IC] Penguin 1.0, 8k TKL
« on: Tue, 23 April 2024, 18:23:13 »
Penguin 1.0

Most of this is outdated, will update when 2nd proto arrives



Hello keyboard friends, long time lurker here with my first keyboard project, the Penguin 1.0, I'll keep it short and sweet.


I designed the Penguin 1.0 with one thing in mind, to create a nice looking top mount 8k keyboard with an internal weight and a unique colorway. While the first prototype has quite a few kinks to work out, I believe that I achieved that goal.

SPECIFICATIONS

Alu Top, Alu Bottom, Brass Weight
First proto was 2.1 kg built, however it will be significantly heavier in future protos.
WKL 8k F12 TKL
Top Mount
5.5 degree angle
16 mm front height
22.9 mm EKH
Compatible with FUYU PCB

SALE DETAILS

Sorry for the lack of info, This is a very early IC and I don't entirely know sales method / what will be included in each kit etc

Price is unknown, however it will be below $350 and hopefully below $325. Hopefully it will be significantly lower, but I don't want to go super low and end up needing to raise prices before GB to break even.

50 MOQ for pricing, 65 cap because this is my first project.

Will likely do private 10-20 unit private GB before for feedback with a special colorway.

Will offer Silver + Baby Blue combo + one additional combo voted on from my discord.

PROTO PICS (Not good with photos)






I forgot to put any photos of the plate in, so here is a quick render:


Join my newly created and incredibly barebones discord for more info and updates! https://discord.gg/rZ7CTGyuJG

Thanks for reading, hopefully you find this project interesting!  :thumb:

Sound Test:
« Last Edit: Wed, 26 June 2024, 12:19:20 by PPKPenguinParty »

Online Rafa_n

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Re: [IC] Penguin 1.0, 8k TKL
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 23 April 2024, 18:32:44 »
Best weight engraving I have ever seen

Offline LMarci

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Re: [IC] Penguin 1.0, 8k TKL
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 23 April 2024, 18:40:14 »
Cool project, might be worth including some plate pics/renders but otherwise this is solid :thumb:

Offline CoolPenguin1

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Re: [IC] Penguin 1.0, 8k TKL
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 23 April 2024, 21:04:07 »
I approve.

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Re: [IC] Penguin 1.0, 8k TKL
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 24 April 2024, 00:08:12 »
Big fan of this "back to basics" approach!

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Re: [IC] Penguin 1.0, 8k TKL
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 24 April 2024, 10:08:14 »
I approve.

Eyyy, was hoping you'd see this and comment!

OP, GLWIC, solid-looking project in my opinion.

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Re: [IC] Penguin 1.0, 8k TKL
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 24 April 2024, 11:27:56 »
interesting

Offline Bennettb

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Re: [IC] Penguin 1.0, 8k TKL
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 27 April 2024, 00:01:18 »
I like the reverse two-tone! I feel like you don't see that very much.

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Re: [IC] Penguin 1.0, 8k TKL
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 27 April 2024, 10:52:06 »
Best weight engraving I have ever seen

it should not be hidden on the inside.

Offline HowdyDoot

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Re: [IC] Penguin 1.0, 8k TKL
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 21 May 2024, 16:09:47 »
The discord link is expired, anyway to get an updated one?


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Offline Soulcook

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Re: [IC] Penguin 1.0, 8k TKL
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 23 May 2024, 21:56:42 »
Looks amazing, love the 2 tone and the interesting navigation cluster. That recessed front lip also goes incredibly hard

Offline Soulcook

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Re: [IC] Penguin 1.0, 8k TKL
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 23 May 2024, 21:58:40 »
Also, idk if its me but the discord link doesnt work

Offline PPKPenguinParty

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Re: [IC] Penguin 1.0, 8k TKL
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 24 May 2024, 20:54:06 »
Also, idk if its me but the discord link doesnt work

The discord link is expired, anyway to get an updated one?


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I fixed the server invite link: https://discord.gg/mrQe6e6K

Offline mr_foggy

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Re: [IC] Penguin 1.0, 8k TKL
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 01 June 2024, 08:23:24 »
Also, idk if its me but the discord link doesnt work

The discord link is expired, anyway to get an updated one?


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I fixed the server invite link: https://discord.gg/mrQe6e6K

invalid :( I like the project a lot, I'd like to get on board

Offline PPKPenguinParty

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Re: [IC] Penguin 1.0, 8k TKL
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 03 June 2024, 11:07:22 »
I fixed it again, sorry I'm stupid and dumb

https://discord.gg/rZ7CTGyuJG