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Offline nads93uk

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« on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 13:27:44 »
I know it may be just too expensive for most of us (including me) but would anyone know how to get in touch with manufacturers who you simply give your design to, pay for it and they make it? It must be done like that at least sometimes.

Offline itlnstln

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« Reply #1 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 13:30:10 »
DSI will do it, I think.  I inquired about something like that a couple of years ago when I had just joined Geekhack, and they said they would do it.  The only catch is, you have to buy in bulk (I think it was 1000 peices, or so).


Offline nads93uk

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« Reply #2 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 13:33:20 »
how would i contact costar? and how many would i have to order?

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« Reply #3 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 13:43:14 »
Check it.  I'm not sure how many you would have to order.  I think Soulhunter said something about MOQ of 100.


Offline nads93uk

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« Reply #4 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 13:58:11 »
company name ideas?

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« Reply #5 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 14:35:06 »
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« Reply #6 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 14:37:40 »
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Offline ch_123

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« Reply #7 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 15:01:27 »
Bulk, bulk, bulk. If you want a company to make you a keyboard design, you'll need a large number of them. 100? 1,000? 50,000? Depends really.

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« Reply #8 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 15:05:36 »
Cherry was going to sell me MOQs of 25, but that was for relatively off-the-shelf stuff, not for a completely new design.


Offline nads93uk

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« Reply #9 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 15:17:03 »
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Bulk, bulk, bulk. If you want a company to make you a keyboard design, you'll need a large number of them. 100? 1,000? 50,000? Depends really.


design wise, its pretty much a filco clone-ish but more relating back to my 'BIG PROJECT'. How did ducky do it again?

Offline nads93uk

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« Reply #10 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 15:20:34 »
here is a quick sketch from the japanese keyboard mock up on paint

Offline Mental Hobbit

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« Reply #11 on: Tue, 11 May 2010, 15:34:18 »
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company name ideas?


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