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[GB] Palmetto 60% - Gasket Mount - Made in USA - Shipping
« on: Fri, 07 May 2021, 11:30:37 »


Palmetto 60% GB will begin on Saturday, 5/8/21 @ 11 AM EST! Closing 11AM on 5/10/21. 

Palmetto 60% Group Buy Info:
  • 75 Units maximum
  • First Come, First Served
  • Sale starts at 11am EST on 5/8/21
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Price is $475 + shipping. Shipping will be invoiced separately when the boards are complete.

Order will through our Shopify store: https://carolinamech.com/

Paypal is not accepted.

Palmetto 60 background:
The Palmetto is a 60% unibody mounted with an o-ring gasket, featuring a thick brass weight and USB-C daughterboard. The typical tray mount screw holes are not present, but there is a center post to prevent shorting out from flex. The only screws on the board are on the weight and the daughterboard. There are large holes in the case the large brass weight fits into; once the weight is removed, this allows you to push out the PCB easily, similar to the TGR/Singa Unikorn. The name Palmetto comes from the Palmetto Tree, which is the state tree of South Carolina. Palmetto was designed by Van Dusen mfg with our assistance. Van Dusen is also machining the boards in South Carolina.


Black anodized protos

Palmetto is proudly made and finished in the United States.

Each kit includes: 1 black anodized aluminum full plate, case, raw beadblasted brass weight, hiney h60 solderable pcb, usb-c daughterboard, JST cable, 70a duro o-ring, bumpons, screws, allen wrenches

Fulfillment goal is Q4 2021, possibly sooner!


Sniper grey cerakote and Green anodized protos

Cerakote Color Options:
In order to not overwhelm our cerakoter, we will only offer 3 choices and a limited number of cerakoted units this round:
  • 8 Sniper Grey
  • 8 NRA Blue
  • 8 Stormtrooper White


Sniper Grey, Stormtrooper White, NRA Blue Cerakote swatches.

Anodizing Options:
  • 40 Black by CT Anodizing.
  • 11 Green by CT Anodizing
Green ano on 6061 aluminum is potentially streaky, by choosing this option you acknowledge there may be anodizing flaws. Comes with Green Aluminum Full Plate.


Green anodized proto

This board requires the use of Cherry PCB mount snap-in stabilizers on the spacebar and backspace in order for the o-ring to work properly.

See image below for layout options on H60 pcb. A standard 60% plate will fit this case, should you choose to use an alternative.



Please reply to your order confirmation email with what add-ons you would like, you will be invoiced for them. If you do not see the email, check your spam or promotions for the order confirmation.

Pricing below on the add-ons.

Extra Plate Options:
  • Black Anodized Aluminum Full $35
  • Black Anodized Aluminum Half $35
  • Matte Black FR4 Full $21
  • Matte Black FR4 Half $21
  • Carbon Fiber Full $40
  • Carbon Fiber Half $40

Extra PCB etc:
  • Hiney H60 solderable $45
  • Hiney USB-C Daughterboard and JST cable $10
  • Extra O-ring $5

Brass Weight options:
  • Blasted Raw
  • Blasted + Glossy Clear Coat $10

The default option will be a raw weight, which is susceptible to tarnishing.


Raw Brass Weight

Order here: https://www.carolinamech.com

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Typing test from Lightning!

Typing test from Lulzthax
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« Last Edit: Thu, 30 December 2021, 21:59:44 by ARSLOCK »

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Cool board  :thumb: GLWB !

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hell yea. was able to type on the one that Lulzthax built this week and it turned out super solid - great feel and sound. GLWB!

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Very excited for this board. Good luck!

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I sent out invoices for all the extras emails I've gotten to date. If you wanted any extras with your group buy order, please respond to your confirmation email as soon as possible with what'd you like. The options are listed on the product page.

We haven't sold out completely just yet, I'll keep the orders open for the next few days at least if you're on the fence.

I transferred some black anodizing slots to green anodizing this afternoon, the demand for the green was bigger than I anticipated this morning.

Thanks again for all the support today!!
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The group buy window for a palmetto slot will close on Monday morning, so we can get everything moving. There's a few slots left.

Thanks again.

As for updates, I will try and post updates here and on our discord server whenever anything significant happens. Since we're making these locally, I'll also be uploading some behind the scene manufacturing videos/photos on our Instagram!

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Super happy I was able to join this. Congrats again on the success of the gb.
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Very interested, but it looks like I missed the blue slots. I'm in for a blue if you open more slots or run a R2.

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Very interested, but it looks like I missed the blue slots. I'm in for a blue if you open more slots or run a R2.

All the cerakote slots were taken, sorry about that! R2 is possible.

I'll close the preorders this morning at 11 AM EST.

I have a few extras invoices to get out today.

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Re: [GB] Palmetto 60% - Gasket Mount - Made in USA - Preorders closed
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 12:04:49 »
Preoders are closed. I'm caught up on the extras invoices, please continue to reply to your order email until the end of this week if you want to add on any extra plates/pcb etc. If you haven't paid your invoice, please do so.

Thanks!

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Re: [GB] Palmetto 60% - Gasket Mount - Made in USA - Preorders closed
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 13 May 2021, 10:19:31 »
Deadline for add on extras is May 15 at midnight, please reply to your order email if you would like any. If you haven't paid your extras invoice, check your spam folder and please pay ASAP.

FR4 plates for the GB have been ordered.

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Re: [GB] Palmetto 60% - Gasket Mount - Made in USA - Preorders closed
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 14:54:09 »
PCBs and Carbon Fiber Plates have been ordered. Material is being ordered and machining should begin in the next few weeks.

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Re: [GB] Palmetto 60% - Gasket Mount - Made in USA - Preorders closed
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 08:17:04 »
Just wanted to give a quick update - the brass for the weights came in, we're currently getting the metal heat treated. Aluminum for the case and plates should be delivered in the next week or so.

FR4 plates are in.

The H60 PCB will be blue! The daughterboards are black.

I'll do another update whenever we have more to share!

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Re: [GB] Palmetto 60% - Gasket Mount - Made in USA - Manufacturing
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 14:41:21 »
Since it's already been another month here's a quick status update:

Aluminum for cases and plates are  in hand. Brass is back from heat treat and cut to size.

Packaging is in prototype phase, we just received a sample of the custom foam.

Carbon Fiber plates are in.

Machining is underway on the cases.

I have photos shared in our discord if you'd like to take a look. https://discord.gg/s6XBwQh2Sb
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Re: [GB] Palmetto 60% - Gasket Mount - Made in USA - Manufacturing
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 22 July 2021, 08:55:01 »
Just a quick update - PCBs are in, and about 70% of the cases are finished machining.

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Re: [GB] Palmetto 60% - Gasket Mount - Made in USA - Manufacturing
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 27 August 2021, 15:37:32 »
Quick update:
  • Cases are finished machining
  • Full plates are finished
  • Cases sent to anodizing this week
  • Grey cerakote complete
  • Packing foam arrived

To do: make half plates and weights. Should have the half plates knocked out and the weights in machine process in the new few weeks hopefully.

Be sure to join the discord if you haven't https://discord.gg/s6XBwQh2Sb

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Re: [GB] Palmetto 60% - Gasket Mount - Made in USA - Manufacturing
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 07 October 2021, 11:19:34 »
Quick update:
Brass weights are finished machining, so we are done with the machining for Palmetto!
Currently our Cerakoter is working on the White and Blue units, the Grey are complete.
Cases and plates are with CT Anodizing.

A note for green anodized buyers:

Unfortunately the green dye CT Anodizing used for the prototype was discontinued by the manufacturer!! Obviously we wanted to provide exactly the same color that we had on the prototype, but we are not able to do that.

They have a new green color, which is slightly different from the proto green. You can see in the picture below. It's a bit darker, but should be similar.




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Re: [GB] Palmetto 60% - Gasket Mount - Made in USA - Manufacturing
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 07 October 2021, 11:46:15 »
I like the new green. Looks like it might match well with OG beige or even gray keycaps.

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Re: [GB] Palmetto 60% - Gasket Mount - Made in USA - Manufacturing
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 08 October 2021, 03:35:10 »
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sick board btw, looks great

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Re: [GB] Palmetto 60% - Gasket Mount - Made in USA - Manufacturing
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 17 November 2021, 12:53:09 »
November update:

Working on blasting the brass weights.
Currently our Cerakoter is still working on the White units, the Grey and Blue are complete. White cerakote is turning out to be tricky for our Cerakoter...
Cases and plates are still with CT Anodizing. CT has told us they expect to have our stuff finished with anodizing this month, but they have had our items for several months now.

Unfortunately we're just waiting on the anodizing to finish before we can start shipping boards, as every board has an anodized plate. Hopefully we can begin in December, but it could easily spill over into 2022. Let me know if you have any questions! 

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Re: [GB] Palmetto 60% - Gasket Mount - Made in USA - Manufacturing
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 30 November 2021, 21:41:13 »
Looks like a sweet GB, I'm sure the end result will be lovely!
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Re: [GB] Palmetto 60% - Gasket Mount - Made in USA - Manufacturing
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 11 December 2021, 10:52:14 »
Anodizing is done. Should ship to us this upcoming week. We still are waiting on a few cerakote units and to coat the weights. I'll post pics when we get the units.

Personally I also have some exciting news that my wife is due to give birth next week, which obviously complicates things a little bit!

Shipping invoices should go out after we do QC, I'm thinking it will probably be bumped into January 2022 for fulfillment.

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Re: [GB] Palmetto 60% - Gasket Mount - Made in USA - Manufacturing
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 21 December 2021, 21:02:16 »
Anodizing parts came in. Just waiting on a handful of cerakote units and the weights to get coated. Should have the cerakote back after Christmas.

The green ano color came out different than was promised after the initial switch. It's more of an OD Green than the darker Hunter green they showed us. Please message me if you have any concerns about your green Palmetto order.



We're getting close to shipping, planning to start fulfillment in January. I will start sending out shipping invoices when we're ready to send.

Some important notes:

Please email me carolinamechdotcom @ gmail with any address changes you have had in the course of this group buy so I can confirm you're good.

I'd just like to double check and make sure everything is correct before we start shipping.

Thanks!

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Re: [GB] Palmetto 60% - Gasket Mount - Made in USA - Shipping
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 22:03:08 »
I'm beginning to invoice shipping. The shipping fee includes a $15 charge for the custom foam and double boxes/packing supplies we're using.

First few orders have shipped out, more will ship next week

Once again - Please email me: carolinamechdotcom @ gmail with any address changes you have had in the course of this group buy so I can confirm you're good, please!

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Re: [GB] Palmetto 60% - Gasket Mount - Made in USA - Shipping
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 07 January 2022, 12:32:18 »
Update on Palmetto - 43% shipped.

Good news - Picking up the coated weights today.

Bad news - Unfortunately during our QC process in the course of fulfilment, we realized that we didn't make enough extras to cover the high rate of anodizing flaws. Most effected were the green anodized boards. We want everyone to get an A-stock unit, so we sent them back to CT to have them redone. They told us they should be able to immediately work on them and complete them in a week or two. Apologies for the delay, but we want to send out on the best quality board possible.

We'll continue to fulfil with the A-stock units we have based on order number. Thanks again for your patience and as always let me know if you have any questions!

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Re: [GB] Palmetto 60% - Gasket Mount - Made in USA - Shipping
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 09 January 2022, 17:31:52 »
the production green is so much nicer than the proto one, GL with your GB!