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Offline ARSLOCK

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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
Check your time zone here: https://everytimezone.com/s/5ca04d8e

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 Lulzthax
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« Last Edit: Fri, 04 June 2021, 08:17:41 by ARSLOCK »

Offline hayt

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Cool board  :thumb: GLWB !

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Love this board. 

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Love the curves!

GLWGB!
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Lets go!! <3 Give this board some love.

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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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t-minus 30 min... GLWGB and GL to all going for one of these beauts!

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nice work! glwgb

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Offline ARSLOCK

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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!!
« Last Edit: Sat, 08 May 2021, 21:43:31 by ARSLOCK »

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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.
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

Offline Curin Derwin

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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!