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Latest update 14 May, ISS units for HK, Mainland of China, UK and KR already shipped/shippig. NA and AU in progress

Sound Demo

New photos of Prototype R3



Photos shot by Bokkey





Frusta Fundamental

Modularized 65% keyboard with multiple mounting systems
Designed by G14D from PicoLab, Hong Kong

IC ends at 28th-FEB-2021, IC form: Here
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Background



Almond! Almond! This is G14D from Hong Kong!
Frusta is a project that I started since June 2020, I designed a number pad (Frusta Experimental) with the idea of assembling six frustums together, the same design language is now implemented to a 65% keyboard.

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Frusta Experimental

As I encountered several issues with the original design, the development of the number pad was suspended. The major problem of the number pad is that it requires extremely high CNC accuracy, else there will be a significant gap between the frustums. The difficulty in developing this project will be mentioned later.

The IC of Frusta Experimental I posted in September last year
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=108425.0





Design Inspirations

The appearance of the current top frustum is inspired by NZXT H1, and the modularization design is inspired by the Cool Master Mastercase series.







Features
  • 65% layout by default, but can change to 60% by replacing the top frustum, plate and PCB only, cost less than $100
  • Support gasket mount, top mount and plateless tray mount
  • Switch between different mounting systems smoothly, no extra part is required
  • Comes with 7-degree typing angle by default, bottom frustum with different typing angles will be manufactured in the future
  • The PCB supports QMK, VIA and also support firmware and GUI editor developed by PicoLab
  • Top cover(frustums) are sold separately, down to $40 for each
  • No weight, it's under the bottom, you cannot see sh!t when typing, it's useless
  • Well-known project in the Hong Kong Mechanical Keyboard community



Modulazation

I often found inspirations from PC cases, the MasterCase series made by Cooler Master is the first PC case of mine, I bought it when I was 16. The reason that I'm mentioned it is that the MasterCase series provide a noticeable modularization experience. Buyers get a lot of freedoms to modify the position of different components inside the case. I would like to provide the same modularization experience to you guys using Frusta and I believe that will be the future of DIY mechanical keyboards.



I want to design a keyboard that can be modified, can be upgraded using as fewer parts as it needs.
So one of the signatures of Frusta Fundamental is that it switches smoothly between multiple mounting systems and no additional parts are needed during this process. I designed some removable mounting columns which make the keyboard compatible with tray mount. Besides, a tiny square was cut out on the right-up corner of the middle frame, It's reserved for an encoder.





Kitting

Although the design had slightly changed, the middle frame is no longer assembled by 4 frustums. The concept of modulization remains. To achieve modulization, different parts of the keyboard are sold separately.

All of the kits below:

Core



The kit includes:
  • 1 Middle frame
  • 1 Plate
  • 1 Solder/Hotswap PCB
  • 30 gaskets and some spares
  • 1 Foam
  • 1 pakage of screws

Materials, Colour Options and PCB Specifications:

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Materials:
  • Middle Frame:
    • Aluminium
    • Titanium
  • Plate:
    • 6063 Aluminium (anodized/electrophoresis)
    • Brass with anti-oxidant coating (half/ full coverage)
    • Polycarbonate

Colour Options:
  • Middle Frame
    • Black
    • E-white
    • More colour options in the future

PCB Specifications:
  • Designed by PicoLab
  • Solder/Hotswap
  • Multi layout support for solder PCB
  • RGB per key for hotswap PCB
  • Support QMK
  • Support VIA
  • Support firmware and GUI editor developed by PicoLab
  • With ESD protection
  • Support Type-C-to-C connection, fully functional when directly plugged into a mac



PCB Layouts:
  • Solder


  • Hotswap


Top Frustum



The kit includes:
  • 1 Top Frustum
  • 1 pakage of screws

Materials and colour options:

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Materials:
  • 6063 Aluminium (anodized/electrophoresis/cerakote)
  • Brass with anti-oxidant coating
  • Titanium

Colour Options:
  • Black
  • Crimson
  • Olive
  • Orange
  • Sky blue
  • E-white
  • Cerakote pink champange
  • Cerakote sun flower
  • Brass (matte)
  • More colour options in the future


(All the colour currently available are shown in the renders section, check them out below)


Bottom Frustum



The kit includes:
  • 1 Bottom Frustum
  • 1 Foam
  • 10 removable mounting columns and some spares
  • 1 pakage of screws

Materials and colour options

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Materials:
  • 6063 Aluminium (anodized/electrophoresis/cerakote)
  • Brass with anti-oxidant coating
  • Titanium

Colour Options:
  • Black
  • Crimson
  • Olive
  • Orange
  • Sky blue
  • E-white
  • Cerakote pink champange
  • Cerakote sun flower
  • Brass (matte)
  • More colour options in the future


(All the colour currently available are shown in the renders section, check them out below)



Price



Complete Keyboards:

Frusta Fundamental Standard Kit: starting at $329
Icluded items:

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  • 1 Core Kit
    • Default goes with anodized black middle frame, alu/PC plate, solder PCB
    • +$30 upgrade the middle frame to e-white
    • +$20 upgrade the plate to brass
    • +$10 upgrade the PCB to hotswap
  • 1 Top + Bottom Kit
    • Default goes with anodized black, crimson, olive, orange
    • Sky blue is reserved for instock units
    • +$20 upgrade finishing to e-white, exempt if upgrade the middle frame to e-white already
    • +$100 upgrade frustums to cerakote champagne pink or sun flower
    • +$250 upgrade frustums to matte brass, with anti-oxydant coating

($11 cheaper than buying each item separately)


Frusta Fundamental "I want it all" Kit: $799
Icluded items:

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  • 1 e-white middle frame
  • 1 plate
    • Aluminium, PC or brass
  • 1 PCB
    • Solder or hotswap
  • 1 e-white bottom frustum
  • 8 top frutums
    • Anodized black
    • Anodized crimson
    • Anodized olive
    • Anodized orange
    • Anodized sky blue
    • Cerakote pink champange
    • Cerakote sun flower
    • Matte Brass, with anti-oxydant coating

($66 cheaper than buying each item separately)


Separate Parts:

Core Kit: starting at $230
Icluded items:

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  • 1 Middle frame
    • Default goes with anodized black
    • +$30 upgrade to e-white
  • 1 Plate
    • Default goes with aluminium or PC
    • Can choose between full plate and half plate
    • +$20 upgrade the material to brass
  • 1 PCB
    • Default goes with solder
    • +$10 upgrade to hotswap
  • 30 gaskets and some spares
  • 1 foam
  • 1 pakage of screws


Top Frustum Kit: starting at $40
Icluded items:

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  • 1 top Frame
    • Default goes with anodized black, crimson, olive or orange
    • Sky blue is reserved for instock units
    • +$20 upgrade finishing to e-white
    • +$60 upgrade the finishing to cerakote champagne pink or sun flower
    • +$75 upgrade the material to matte brass, with anti-oxydant coating
    • A titanium version will be released later
  • 1 pakage of screws


Bottom Frustum Kit: starting at $90
Icluded items:

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  • 1 bottom Frame
    • Default goes with anodized black, crimson, olive or orange
    • Sky blue is reserved for instock units
    • +$20 upgrade finishing to e-white
    • +$60 upgrade the finishing to cerakote champagne pink or sun flower
    • +$200 upgrade the material to matte brass, with anti-oxydant coating
    • A titanium version will be released later
  • 1 Foam
  • 10 removable mounting columns and some spares
  • 1 pakage of screws


Top + Bottom Frustum Kit: starting at $110
Icluded items:

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  • 1 Top Frustum, 1 Bottom Frutum
    • Default goes with anodized black, crimson, olive or orange
    • Sky blue is reserved for instock units
    • +$30 upgrade finishing to e-white
    • +$100 upgrade finishing to cerakote champagne pink or sun flower
    • +$250 upgrade materials to matte brass, with anti-oxydant coating
  • 1 Foam
  • 10 removable mounting columns and some spares
  • 1 pakage of screws

($20 cheaper than buying each item separately)


Add-ons:

Extra Plate: $29 for aluminium or PC, $49 for brass
Extra PCB: $29 for solder, $39 for hotswap


Taxes, transaction fees and shipping fees are not included in all prices, the final price of every region can be slightly different according to the tax rate of each country. The estimated cost is starting at $380-400 for each buyer, including tax and shipping fee.



Vendors

NA: PicoLab
UK: Kibou.store
EU: TBA
CN: PicoLab
KR: Swagkeys
SEA: PicoLab, Thic Thock
AU: Escape keyboard


There will be 50-100 instock unit worldwide in early March Mid April 2021

b]The store of PicoLab will be within MAY 2021. However, the ISS units will be delayed for a while as we must ensure the quality

There're some spot reversed for PicoLab, and will sell in April
Other vendors have the right to open pre-orders for these instock units.

The Estimated GB date is after the instock sales[/size][/color][/b]



Prototypes

At the moment you saw this IC, I had make 3 rounds of prototypes for Frusta Fundamental already If prototypes for Frusta Experimental is counted as well, I made 5 rounds of prototypes in total.

*No filters are added on the photos*

Frusta Fundamental Prototpye R1
  • Difference between this and Fursta Experimental prototype: The middle frame merged together
  • manufacture date: Nov 2020
  • Mouting systems: top mount, tray mount
  • Material: full brass, heavy AF
  • Surface finishing: Cerakote, clear coat on top and bottom, midnight bronze on middle
  • Apperance: Poor
  • Issues: The cut out for USB is too tight
  • Status: abandoned, issue fixed







Also Fundamental R1, anodized and with some prototypes from Experimental R2

The middle frame of this one is Dark grey





Frusta Fundamental Prototype R2
  • Difference between this and the last prototype: the USB hole becomes bigger
  • manufacture date: Dec 2020
  • Mouting systems: top mount, tray mount
  • Material: Aluminium case, brass plate
  • Surface finishing: Cerakote, sunflower on top and bottom, snow-white on middle
  • Apperance: average, but I don't think is good enough
  • Issues: the CNC tolerance is poor, it use 3-axis CNC, there are still gaps between parts, the sound can get better too
  • Status: abandoned, issue fiexed








The gap between bottom and middle has been FIXED in R3 already

(Photo credits to Bokkey)

Frusta Fundamental Prototype R3
  • Difference between this and the last prototype:
    • Add gasket mount support
    • Reduced the hollow sound
    • Changed to 4-axis CNC
    • Changed the tray mounting columns from fixed to removable which makes the board compatible with gasket
  • manufacture date: Jan 2021
  • Mouting systems: gasket mount top mount, tray mount
  • Material: Aluminium case, brass, alu and PC plate
  • Surface finishing: Anodized sky blue on top and bottom, e-white on middle
  • Apperance: stunning, I like it
  • Issues: No issues found yet
  • Status: accepted, 50 units are being manufactured for instock sell in March








Photos and typing demo will be uploaded next week.



Renders
All by PicoLab


Black, GMK Dark


Matte brass, GMK Civilizations


Olive, GMK Olive


Orange, GMK Kaiju


Champagne Pink, GMK Oilivia


Sky blue, only sell in the form of instock, GMK Shoko


Crimson, GMK Red Samurai


Botanical, not for sale in the incoming GB



Questions You May Ask

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So...you guys may get confused why did I choose to work alone for such a long period?

Well, there are different sort of people in this world. I'm that sort of person who works hard in the corner, focus on my target, and expose my work to the community only when I feel that I'm well prepared. let's use League of Legends as an example, I'm that sort of top laner who play Nasus and farm till 30 mins, with over 1k stacks and win the game in one go.

Altho I main Jax and Swain, and seldom play Nasus lmao

Anyway, this is not a rush sh!t, I prepare this project for over half a year. I made 3 rounds of prototypes, calculates all the costs, dealt with vendors, started manufacturing the instock units and finally starts this IC thread. I didn't gain attention during the early stages of this project, from the moment I started an IC thread, I take responsibilities. Not saying that I don't like to carry responsibilities, I simply hate the feeling of working under pressure.

If anything goes unexpected during the early stage (There're lots of issues found in the prototype phase indeed), then I must work harder to fix it and try to complete the task ASAP, I don't like that. On the other hand, if unfortunately, things get wrong the GB will be delayed, I don't like delays, the community don't like delays.

So...That's the way how I work comfortably. When everything is done, I open an IC thread,...feeling great.

Believe it or not, I prepare this IC thread for over two weeks.

(More questions will be answered once you ask.)



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The Spirit of DIY

As the boundaries between DIY keyboards and mass-produced keyboards get blur in late years, I consider Frusta not only a keyboard project, it's also the reflection of the spirit of DIY. Let's be honest, I gain all the knowledge and resources that are used to develop this project from the internet, from the mechanical keyboard. PCB design tutorials by ai03 and Hadi, VIA tutorials by Merlin, PCB libraries, Plate generator, Firmware support by the QMK team and VIA team, keycaps models for rendering and tones of other resources. It's not being humble, I'm just telling the truth that this project won't even exist without this community.



And that's why I promise you I will open-source all the files of Frusta project, both case and PCBs. I hope the community goes better, and I do encourage you to learn how to develop your own mechanical keyboard, as long as you do not copy my work or use it for commercial purpose.

(I'll upload the files to GitHub when I'm free, most likely after the GB)



Progress Update

TODO:
  • Gain feedback
  • Upload sound demos and more photos
  • Update this list

Btw look at here Merlin, would you like to build a Frusta on your stream?  ;)

NOTICE ME MERLIN SENPAI!



Special Thanks

Jeffccy, Yoghurt, Hadi, Bokkey, Bryan from CFTKB, ai03(for the PCB tutorials and foot-print libraries)
All the brothers and sisters from the Hong Kong Mechanical Keyboard Community.
« Last Edit: Fri, 14 May 2021, 10:02:16 by G14D »



Offline G14D

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 15:52:44 »
Update Log

9th-FEB-2021 - Added new photos of prototype R3 and sound demo
« Last Edit: Mon, 08 February 2021, 12:03:40 by G14D »



Offline I_V_I

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 15:54:42 »
Wish I had an unlockable scroll wheel on my mouse.

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 15:57:57 »
Wish I had an unlockable scroll wheel on my mouse.

Never been so thankful for my g604
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

Offline dimo

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 16:00:04 »
pretty wrap

Offline bigdonnerz

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 16:09:23 »
This looks amazing! The modular design is very interesting and creates a lot of possibilities, great to see more boards thinking on those lines. Great price too. Iíll definitely be following this.

Only advice would be to find an additional vendor for EU. Kibou are based in the UK and due to brexit anywhere in the EU outside the UK will have pay customs, so itís the same as ordering from outside the EU
« Last Edit: Sat, 30 January 2021, 16:17:29 by bigdonnerz »

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 16:15:13 »
This looks amazing! The  modular design is very interesting and creates a lot of possibilities, great to see more boards thinking on those lines. Great price too. Iíll definitely be following this.

Only advice would be to find an additional vendor for EU. Kibou are based in the UK and due to brexit anywhere in the EU outside the UK will have pay customs, so itís the same as ordering from outside the EU

Thank you, I will try to find one for EU.



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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 16:21:04 »
Wow, this looks great! Any information on specific supported layouts eg. split backspace or space?

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 16:27:15 »
Wow, this looks great! Any information on specific supported layouts eg. split backspace or space?

Check out the PCB spec by clicking the more button under the Kitting -> Core, thank you.



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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 16:32:42 »
Thanks! I think the solder and hotswap layouts are mislabeled though, since the hotswap layout is shown as the multilayout one right now.

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 16:35:44 »
Thanks! I think the solder and hotswap layouts are mislabeled though, since the hotswap layout is shown as the multilayout one right now.

Ah...thank you for pointing that out!
Fixed.



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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 16:43:41 »
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65% layout by default, but can change to 60% by replacing the top frustum, plate and PCB only

Will this alternate 60% setup be available for the in-stock / GB sales, or is that something planned for the future given the board's modularity?

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 16:50:04 »
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65% layout by default, but can change to 60% by replacing the top frustum, plate and PCB only

Will this alternate 60% setup be available for the in-stock / GB sales, or is that something planned for the future given the board's modularity?

I think mostly the future, at least not in the in-stock sell.



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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 19:21:43 »
IC form states: 'The "I want it all" kit includes 1 core, 1 top and 8 bottoms, $799.'
Meanwhile GH post says 1 core, 1 bottom and 8 tops
Which is right?

Anyway I want it all. I really hope bottoms with different angles will be available in the future
« Last Edit: Sat, 30 January 2021, 21:16:21 by hello21 »

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 19:51:07 »
This is pretty nice, I like this. It's evident that you put effort into the design, and I like the multiple mount support. I also appreciate you having a prototype.

However, what I'd really like, is a prototype sound test. Just to see if it has any glaring issues. I see you're doing this next week, which is awesome. I'll keep my eyes open for it

GLWIC


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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 20:09:16 »
Very complete and detailed IC  :thumb:
Interesting design, really liking the modularity and how the keyboard looks "framed".

+1 for an EU vendor
       

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 20:50:43 »
This is the most detailed and inform IC I have ever read

GLWIC :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 22:13:47 »
HONG KONG <3

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 23:18:05 »
Really nice design that I like it very much.

Support local design ;D

Offline G14D

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 03:30:08 »
IC form states: 'The "I want it all" kit includes 1 core, 1 top and 8 bottoms, $799.'
Meanwhile GH post says 1 core, 1 bottom and 8 tops
Which is right?

Anyway I want it all. I really hope bottoms with different angles will be available in the future

The one from geekhack is right, the "I want it all" kit contains 1 core, 1 bottom and 8 tops.
The typo in google form has been fixed.



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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 04:35:39 »
<3

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 05:12:25 »
a new standard of IC is made

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 06:51:01 »
Hong Konger <3
The I want it all kit is so appealing

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 07:35:26 »
Very cool. You are definitely pushing the envelope. Where does the HK mech community gather online?

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 20:29:46 »
will in for one, cerakote yellow plz

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 05:53:29 »
I'm unfortunately tapped out for the hobby for awhile, but I just wanted to pop in and say this looks really great and wish you guys the best.

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 05 February 2021, 11:47:57 »
Looks really good, nice work. A matching number pad would have been very nice.

How high is the board (at the lowest part)?

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 05 February 2021, 21:49:28 »
Looks really good, nice work. A matching number pad would have been very nice.

How high is the board (at the lowest part)?

22mm



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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 06 February 2021, 08:07:12 »
That's pretty high :/ Using a KBD75v2 right now and with 21mm, I find it pretty high.

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 06 February 2021, 10:48:03 »
Very cool. You are definitely pushing the envelope. Where does the HK mech community gather online?

We've got a discord. Dm me kk7#3715

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental | 65%, Gasket, Plateless, Modularization and more
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 08 February 2021, 12:00:04 »
This is pretty nice, I like this. It's evident that you put effort into the design, and I like the multiple mount support. I also appreciate you having a prototype.

However, what I'd really like, is a prototype sound test. Just to see if it has any glaring issues. I see you're doing this next week, which is awesome. I'll keep my eyes open for it

GLWIC

I added a sound demo, check it out



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22mm is quite high; it's over 10% more than average
I like the board enough to overcome its height though
Do you have a discord server?

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I noticed on the pictures of the R2, the bottom frustum and the middle frame had a small gap at the tip of the bottom frustum between the two parts. Does this still exist on the R3? It's minut but it would annoy the heck out of me if I bought it.

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I noticed on the pictures of the R2, the bottom frustum and the middle frame had a small gap at the tip of the bottom frustum between the two parts. Does this still exist on the R3? It's minut but it would annoy the heck out of me if I bought it.

Thank you for your attention, It has been fixed in R3 already!






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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental, gasket 65% | New protos and sound demo added
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 02:58:14 »
Love the idea! Hopefully I can squeeze this one in the budget with all the things I'd already planned

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental, gasket 65% | New protos and sound demo added
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 09:45:28 »
interesting, but what

Offline hnry

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I noticed on the pictures of the R2, the bottom frustum and the middle frame had a small gap at the tip of the bottom frustum between the two parts. Does this still exist on the R3? It's minut but it would annoy the heck out of me if I bought it.

Thank you for your attention, It has been fixed in R3 already!

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Oh no I think I'm going to have to buy one

Offline Tastenplatte

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental, gasket 65% | New protos and sound demo added
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 14:42:56 »
This looks amazing.

Offline HappyB0T

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental, gasket 65% | New protos and sound demo added
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 23:19:46 »
This is my favorite keyboard design in months. It is clear that you have put a lot of time and effort into the design. Kudos!

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental, gasket 65% | New protos and sound demo added
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 13:05:34 »
Will there be flex cuts in the plates? I see that there are none in the renders or prototypes.
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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental, gasket 65% | New protos and sound demo added
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 06:19:10 »
Will there be flex cuts in the plates? I see that there are none in the renders or prototypes.

No, but there will be some flex cuts on the solder PCB, they're designed by Hadi.

(I haven't got a prototype of those PCB, will update soon as I get one on my hand)



Offline dkFreeze

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental, gasket 65% | New protos and sound demo added
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 18:05:56 »
This board looks amazing!! How was the typing experience for each of the different plates and mounts? Also, how much does/will the board weigh?
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Offline FilthyCasual

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental, gasket 65% | New protos and sound demo added
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 09:09:26 »
Hi there, can we please get a small update on how things are going and how you're doing. I am really looking forward to this board and want to see it come to life, so if there is anything that I can help with please let me know.



Offline G14D

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental, gasket 65% | New protos and sound demo added
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 09:50:12 »
Hi there, can we please get a small update on how things are going and how you're doing. I am really looking forward to this board and want to see it come to life, so if there is anything that I can help with please let me know.

Thank you for your attention, everything is doing good, All the ISS unit in ASIA, UK and AU will be shipping within 2 weeks, and there will be a GB and NA GB in early MAY.



Offline FilthyCasual

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental, gasket 65% | New protos and sound demo added
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 11:14:30 »
Hi there, can we please get a small update on how things are going and how you're doing. I am really looking forward to this board and want to see it come to life, so if there is anything that I can help with please let me know.

Thank you for your attention, everything is doing good, All the ISS unit in ASIA, UK and AU will be shipping within 2 weeks, and there will be a GB and NA GB in early MAY.

sounds good, excited and looking forward to it



Offline dkFreeze

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental, gasket 65% | New protos and sound demo added
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 19:17:32 »
Will there be/was there a ISS for NA?

Offline Dellinav

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental, gasket 65% | New protos and sound demo added
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 27 April 2021, 12:32:00 »
Will there be/was there a ISS for NA?

Says estimated Early May

Offline Rumblethumps

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental, gasket 65% | New protos and sound demo added
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 27 April 2021, 13:57:02 »
This looks sick!! Can't wait for the NA GB.

Offline hnry

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental, gasket 65% | New protos and sound demo added
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 14:08:42 »
It is early May, and picolab hasnít even opened yet. Are you starting the group buy before they open their website? If so, what should us US buyers do? Wait until picolab opens or just buy off of another site? Would love an update now that it is time for the group buy. Have there been any more delays or is the group buy still set to start in the next few days?

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Re: [IC] Frusta Fundamental, gasket 65% | New protos and sound demo added
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 14:12:00 »
I am a frusta fundamental   it is a funny name for a keyboard
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