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Offline Zeeejay

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[IC] Modulus
« on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 14:45:44 »
Modulus
Hi everyone. I started designing this keyboard earlier in the year to achieve a specific side profile I wanted. It keeps the general shape of the standard wedge with some added flair to the seam.

Form:https://forms.gle/LCLxwDDpfosoev1e6

Details
- Top Mount Aluminum Case
- 6 Degree Typing Angle
- ≈17.5mm front height
- Brass weight
- Case colors, pricing, unit amount, vendors: TBD

Compatible with USB-C pcbs with ports centered between the esc and 1 keys, such as the ANC-60 and WT60.

Renders








Prototype 1
The design has been revised since the prototype was received (mostly around the seam and port area). The renders are more reflective of the current design than the photos. After gathering feedback I plan to order a second prototype.








Layout


Next Steps
- Gather community feedback
- Finalize revisions to the design; order revised prototype
- Plan out pricing and options for group buy; look into vendor involvement
- Start group buy
« Last Edit: Sat, 19 September 2020, 00:57:49 by Zeeejay »

Offline OtherAndrew

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 14:46:47 »
sick

Offline Kokaloo

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 14:51:26 »
yep
what PCB did you end up using for the proto?
« Last Edit: Wed, 16 September 2020, 14:54:28 by Kokaloo »

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 14:51:46 »
Nice

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Offline undecidedshark

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 14:53:05 »
noice!

Offline Fredington

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 14:53:13 »
HHKB please

Offline kyuut

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 14:53:55 »
interesting

Offline Boy_314

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 14:57:23 »
very cool seam design

Offline Zeeejay

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 15:09:29 »
yep
what PCB did you end up using for the proto?
The 1st proto was built with a DZ60 because I initially designed the port to be compatible with all standard 60% type C pcbs (if you zoom in on the second picture you can tell there is significant additional clearance). I decided to tighten the port for aesthetic reasons so the DZ60 should no longer be compatible with the revised design.

Offline Bl4ck

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 15:18:11 »
yep
what PCB did you end up using for the proto?
The 1st proto was built with a DZ60 because I initially designed the port to be compatible with all standard 60% type C pcbs (if you zoom in on the second picture you can tell there is significant additional clearance). I decided to tighten the port for aesthetic reasons so the DZ60 should no longer be compatible with the revised design.

If your goal is to support most 60% pcbs, you should probably keep it as the proto, its actually pretty tight for a universal board already

Offline KingOfMemes

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 15:38:24 »


Offline paperassgasket

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 16:02:58 »
I actually really like that side seam  :thumb:


Offline jorj_mk

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 16:04:19 »
i love seamed designs like this. ne 6.25 avail (or at least open-sourced plate files after gb, as this would allow for iso plates to be made too).
glwic!!
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Offline dingusxmcgee

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 17:01:59 »
Happy to see this awesome seam work come to GB! Good luck! :)

Offline alspdx

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 19:02:41 »
Looks great, also interested in HHKB!

Offline n.rdy

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 19:03:40 »
Yo this is super cool!!

Offline Janoma

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 19:26:32 »
that WEIGHT *chef's kiss*

Offline ItszBrian

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 19:33:43 »
The design isnt over the top but the seams give a nice edge to it. If I may suggest, anodized purple would look awesome.

Offline heyimpanda

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 20:07:06 »
yes bb

Offline Rozalin81

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 20:14:36 »
Very clean! I like that side seam a lot!
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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 20:42:20 »
That's pretty cool

Offline Avocadough

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 22:58:28 »
this is so so so nice

Offline nasp

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 06:35:47 »
yep
what PCB did you end up using for the proto?
The 1st proto was built with a DZ60 because I initially designed the port to be compatible with all standard 60% type C pcbs (if you zoom in on the second picture you can tell there is significant additional clearance). I decided to tighten the port for aesthetic reasons so the DZ60 should no longer be compatible with the revised design.

If your goal is to support most 60% pcbs, you should probably keep it as the proto, its actually pretty tight for a universal board already

So is the DZ60 PCB's USB not in the same location as the ANC-60 or WT60 USB?


Offline Paputcher

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 08:06:36 »
looks really good

Offline The.Ryan.Gamer

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 10:11:00 »
IC Filled.
Interested to get the WKL version. Man, this looks clean.  :thumb:

Offline Zeeejay

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 10:12:56 »
i love seamed designs like this. ne 6.25 avail (or at least open-sourced plate files after gb, as this would allow for iso plates to be made too).
glwic!!
I do plan on releasing plate files after the group buy.

yep
what PCB did you end up using for the proto?
The 1st proto was built with a DZ60 because I initially designed the port to be compatible with all standard 60% type C pcbs (if you zoom in on the second picture you can tell there is significant additional clearance). I decided to tighten the port for aesthetic reasons so the DZ60 should no longer be compatible with the revised design.

If your goal is to support most 60% pcbs, you should probably keep it as the proto, its actually pretty tight for a universal board already

So is the DZ60 PCB's USB not in the same location as the ANC-60 or WT60 USB?
The DZ60's port sits slightly closer to the "esc" key. The variation in port location is quite small but after receiving the prototype I think the extra space bothers me just enough that I would prefer tightening the port; hence the design change.

Offline kw88

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 12:01:35 »
at first I was excited about this, but then I read dz60 is not supported, and now I am sad :(
nonetheless, very good keyboard, plain and simple

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 13:50:11 »
at first I was excited about this, but then I read dz60 is not supported, and now I am sad :(
nonetheless, very good keyboard, plain and simple

Yeah it isn't necessarily up to preference either; if a PCB has issues or a critical mistake is made down the line, this beautiful case is rendered obsolete. Supporting DZ60, GH60, and other similar PCBs allows for easy replacement in the unfortunate (and hopefully unlikely) instance that the proprietary PCB becomes unusable. Also, it may be cheaper to use an existing PCB than design a proprietary one.

Anyways, also interested in this board and love the design. WinKey and HHKB layouts pique my interest.

Offline kwerty

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 00:53:48 »
I like this a lot

Offline Pizza_on_Pineapple

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 01:12:56 »
I'm interested! Looks great

Offline Shutter_Shock

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 19 September 2020, 01:04:44 »
Im interested. ANSI support would be a good option to allow compatibility with hotswap ANSI PCBs like the Instant60. Also good for people like me that prefer ANSI for 60% because it adds a key to the bottom row. A plate that allows for an ANSI bottom row and still a split right shift would be ideal IMO.

Offline Cloods

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 19 September 2020, 02:36:21 »
Could see people painting the line with some enamel paint or something to make it really pop. Cool board

Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 12:01:59 »
Love the seam on this, looking forward to seeing it happen.

Offline Shutter_Shock

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 12:07:18 »
Could see people painting the line with some enamel paint or something to make it really pop. Cool board

I was thinking the exact same thing. If I can get one, Ill probably cerakote it black with hot pink in the seam and on the weight.

Offline fritte

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 19:34:06 »
As others have mentioned it would look even sicker if you had color options for the line/seam. Regardless, nice case. Any idea when you may get a price estimate?

Offline Zeeejay

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 21:28:24 »
As others have mentioned it would look even sicker if you had color options for the line/seam. Regardless, nice case. Any idea when you may get a price estimate?
It would be after I recieve and evaluate the 2nd prototype.


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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 22:40:49 »
Looks interesting! gj

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 22:44:45 »
ngl those seams as SICK

Offline Benedikt

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 10:01:48 »
Is this project still alive? I love that seam.

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 10 April 2021, 08:50:06 »
I love the seams and the brass weight, glwic!

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #41 on: Sat, 10 April 2021, 12:41:30 »
Please

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« Reply #42 on: Mon, 12 April 2021, 01:16:52 »
Please

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 17 April 2021, 17:43:17 »
OP come on, come back and start the GB fast.

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Offline Zeeejay

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 24 April 2021, 00:22:19 »
Thanks for all the support so far, the redesign is currently still being tweaked. I would love to run a group buy but since this is my first board it is very important that I take my time to ensure that I am happy with everything before I can give it further consideration. I'm quite excited about the changes so far and I hope I'll be able to post more substantial updates soon!

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« Reply #45 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 10:27:56 »
Thanks for all the support so far, the redesign is currently still being tweaked. I would love to run a group buy but since this is my first board it is very important that I take my time to ensure that I am happy with everything before I can give it further consideration. I'm quite excited about the changes so far and I hope I'll be able to post more substantial updates soon!
Will be keeping an eye out for all the updates. Take your time, make a great keeb.

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 08 May 2021, 01:49:15 »
I really like the design of this board. So noicee

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« Reply #47 on: Sat, 08 May 2021, 02:24:05 »
Nice to see that is has USB-C :cool:


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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 08 May 2021, 09:44:43 »
WKL would be noice

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Re: [IC] Modulus
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 08 May 2021, 09:48:00 »
Consider adding flex cuts to the plate, leaf-spring mount will be interesting.

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