Author Topic: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/O-Ring Gummy Mount | GB November 3rd  (Read 17201 times)

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Offline Dunne

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Kitsune

GB Thread: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=118708

Hi, I'm Dunne, this is the first TKL design that I want to share with you all, and a board that Ive been working on for a while.

Ill keep the inspiration stuff short since it is a TKL.





IC Form



Specs


Mount: Top and Gummy O-Ring
- Layout: F13 TKL | WKL
- PCB: Infinity 87.5 variant from Mechlovin'
- Materials:
    o Top and Bottom Case: Aluminum 6063
    o Weight: Clear Coated Brass or Aluminum 6063
    o Plate: Aluminum 5052, Polycarbonate | ANSI and ISO support
- Colors:
    o Top and Bottom Case: Anodized Silver, Burgundy & Black
    o Weight: Clear Coated Brass and Aluminum weight color options (Black, Silver, Gray, Burgundy and Red)
- Top arrow cluster engraving: Hiragana or no engraving options
- Heft: 1.6kg (Alu Weight Configuration), 2.1kg (Brass Weight Configuration), 2.48kg built
- Adjusted Front Height(s) & Typing Angle:



- Supported Layouts:


Alu plate render

PC plate render


- Exploded View:





Photos

Prototype 1
Front with engraving (the engraving is optional)

Sides and weight

Side profile

External Red aluminum weight

External brass weight

Plate and O-ring mounting showcase


Prototype 2
Proto 1 & 2 showcase

Side profile

Bottom view side profile

Proto 1 & 2 bottom showcase

External brass weight




Revisions

Prototype 1
More
- Screws: Adjusted screw head diameters, removed x1 bottom screw above the mask, adjusted internal screw threading
- Side profile: Adjusted side profile to be less sharp
- Adjusted case alignment pillars
- Front height: Adjusted front height by -1mm (now sits at 19.2mm)
- Internals: Adjusted internals for more breathing room for specific builds and their sound profiles
- Plate: Adjusted plate flex cuts for aluminum and PC

Prototype 2
More
- Internals: Adjusted it back to be the 1st prototype's sound and feel, with slight resonance hollowness in proto 2
- Adjusted top case's height to be 19.8mm



Typing tests
Proto 1 - Top Mount
Proto 2 - Top Mount 


Sales Info

- Vendor: Mechkey
- Unit Total: 60
- Sales Format: FCFS (Google Form Format)
- Price:
    o $400 for Alu weight config.
    o $430 for Brass weight config.



Timeline/To-Do

- Revise current proto and order 2nd prototype
- Gather necessary feedback to gauge unit allocation, external aluminum weight color options, and sales format/pricing
- Send to Scuffed_Boards and LightningXI for review
- Start GB when all the above aspects have been finalized and I'm happy with the board's state. GB Late or Early November.



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« Last Edit: Sat, 29 October 2022, 08:59:38 by Dunne »

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 12 July 2022, 01:20:12 »
Reserved

Based on Poll and Decisions

[07/23/2022]

- External Alu Weight Options: Burgundy, Black, Gray, Silver, and Red will be options
-"Keeping it WKL" is outweighing WK option: WKL is solely sorry
- FCFS is outweighing but I would favor that everyone has a fair chance to get a board instead of a faster WiFi connection. The sales format will be raffled

[09/28/2022]

- Videos added
- 2nd Prototype photos and revisions added

[10/18/2022]

- Protos sent to streams
- Pricing set
- GB Format and Date TBA shortly
« Last Edit: Tue, 18 October 2022, 06:38:36 by Dunne »

Offline Oraeth

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 12 July 2022, 01:47:30 »
So pretty :D

Any chance at halfplate?

Good stuff :O

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 12 July 2022, 01:52:54 »
fortnite tkl so zesty  :cool:

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 12 July 2022, 01:54:03 »
n e plate photos avail or is just standard jane v2

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 12 July 2022, 01:55:00 »
FORTNITE FORNITE FORTNITE!
I LOVE FORTNITE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
CRANKING 90s ON THESE NOOBS  :p

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 12 July 2022, 02:15:56 »
I call my wife "kitsune".  I even address any letters I leave around the house to her with きつね.  I need this keyboard.

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 12 July 2022, 02:52:56 »
n e plate photos avail or is just standard jane v2

Yeah it's a standard Jane V2 but I'll take more pics of it when the 2nd proto comes in.

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 12 July 2022, 03:09:33 »
So pretty :D

Any chance at halfplate?

Good stuff :O

Thanks! I'll consider it as an option too and/or release plate files via Discord.

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 12 July 2022, 04:26:50 »
This is very nice. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the engraving something about the proprotions of the face make it look more like a human than a kitsune. Apart from that, looks great GLWIC :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 12 July 2022, 10:34:44 »
Nice and simple. I like the weight personally.

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 12 July 2022, 13:37:07 »
I call my wife "kitsune".  I even address any letters I leave around the house to her with きつね.  I need this keyboard.
:eek:
bro this a **** set, just be thankful you even getting 1 base running fr

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 12 July 2022, 14:08:44 »
I call my wife "kitsune".  I even address any letters I leave around the house to her with きつね.  I need this keyboard.
:blank:

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 12 July 2022, 15:04:37 »
don't judge me!

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 12 July 2022, 22:12:19 »
Lol  yayayayaya!!!!!!

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 13 July 2022, 10:02:22 »
how flexy is this ? :cool:

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 13 July 2022, 10:51:08 »
WK plz

Offline Dunne

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 13 July 2022, 21:55:08 »
Nice and simple. I like the weight personally.

Thanks Lightning!

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 13 July 2022, 22:10:50 »
how flexy is this ? :cool:

It's not crazy flex but it has a decent amount of bounce (from the board's vibrations and mounting positions) when typing normally in both Top/O-Ring, I'd say.


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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 13 July 2022, 23:29:49 »
is there any hotswap option
« Last Edit: Thu, 14 July 2022, 01:45:31 by superjackie »

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 14 July 2022, 07:32:16 »
This is very nice. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the engraving something about the proprotions of the face make it look more like a human than a kitsune. Apart from that, looks great GLWIC :thumb:

Thanks a bunch, it might be the angle of the mask via the pics since it's quite rounded IRL whilst looking at it top-down

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 16 July 2022, 13:59:17 »
If you produce a WK version im in  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 17 July 2022, 11:32:49 »
Love the engraving. Def interested, GLWIC

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 17 July 2022, 12:20:38 »
i really like it

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 17 July 2022, 16:47:54 »
This weight is gorgeous  :eek:
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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 17 July 2022, 16:52:32 »
This one will be an instant buy from me should we see it. Really like it.

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 18 July 2022, 01:38:51 »
Fun design, but perhaps doing a near 1:1 with the Jane v2 CE plate should be reconsidered.
One of v2 CEs biggest shortcomings was how subpar the top-mount experience was for it. Offering some sort of relief on those tabs, which only requires modification of the plate itself without you having to rework the case itself, could be a good play to just make it a better typing experience.
Overall, like what you've done with this design, definitely digging that side profile!

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 19 July 2022, 17:49:31 »
Fun design, but perhaps doing a near 1:1 with the Jane v2 CE plate should be reconsidered.
One of v2 CEs biggest shortcomings was how subpar the top-mount experience was for it. Offering some sort of relief on those tabs, which only requires modification of the plate itself without you having to rework the case itself, could be a good play to just make it a better typing experience.
Overall, like what you've done with this design, definitely digging that side profile!

Thanks for the nice words and mention regarding the plate tabs! I adjusted the plates now and added+/- flex cuts to try to optimize a better top mount experience for both plate variants (Alu & PC).

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 08:36:14 »
Great looking board, very interested! Is the engraving design final?
>:0

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 19:44:13 »
Love the front lip and back weight, very classy
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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/ O-Ring Gummy Mount
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 24 July 2022, 09:51:12 »
Great looking board, very interested! Is the engraving design final?

Ty! Yeah engraving on the back is final.

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/O-Ring Gummy Mount | 2nd Prototype
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 27 September 2022, 21:29:05 »
Updates on second prototype pics, revisions and both typing tests/demonstrations

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/O-Ring Gummy Mount | 2nd Prototype
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 02 October 2022, 03:00:43 »
kitsune

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/O-Ring Gummy Mount | 2nd Prototype
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 14 October 2022, 10:36:03 »
Im a red weight simp

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/O-Ring Gummy Mount | 2nd Prototype
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 14 October 2022, 18:06:15 »
if it actually won't exceed 400 I'm in

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/O-Ring Gummy Mount | 2nd Prototype
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 18 October 2022, 06:37:31 »
if it actually won't exceed 400 I'm in

I've set the prices for the brass and alu variants to be in that ballpark.

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/O-Ring Gummy Mount | 2nd Prototype
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 18 October 2022, 07:47:36 »
Weight engraving is honestly kinda bad (small eyes, low nose relative to the eyes make the cat look odd. Is the idea that the eyes and whiskers are constructed from typographic glyphs?) but the rest of the board is very nicely designed so I'll be trying for this!

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Re: [IC] Kitsune - A F13 TKL | Top/O-Ring Gummy Mount | GB Thread
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 29 October 2022, 09:01:44 »
GB Thread is live with prices and GB date! The product page link will be posted here, Discord and the GB thread this weekend:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=118708