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just.hymn:
Type Box
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TBX - 101800
 
 
INTRODUCTION
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Hi everyone, please to meet all of you in this lovely community. Iím Hymn, a designer and render artist for keyboards.
This is my first project that Iíve started as a concept design back in DEC 2021 and to my surprise, it blew up on reddit and facebook.
And so here we are, making the Type Box into reality and I hope you all could join this journey as well.
I wouldnít have made it without the support from you guys.
 
- Hymn - 
 
 
 
 
 
CONCEPT & DESIGN
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Type Box is an accumulation of retro techs and gadgets back from 70s to the 90s.
From keyboards to industrial machinery, and from game stations to command centers.
Heavily inspired with little bits of every tech and gadgets I could find and remember.
 
 
 
 
 
Focus
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The main design and the focus is towards creativity workflow.
Where artists/users can fully utilize the whole layout of the keyboard.
Such as tool palettes to custom key remap for VFX artists or 3D artists.
And to fully provide the full package with both function and design.
 
 



FEATURES
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5 degrees typing angle
40 degrees tilted F row
2 rotary encoder on both sides
3 LED lights indicator on left
Top mount
WK & WKL layoutAlu & PC plate
Both hotswap and solder PCB
10 left macro keys + 1800 layout
Aluminum top & bottom casing for now
[ will consider other materials if thereís demand. ]QMK/VIA compatible
 
 
 

RENDERS
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RENDERS [ROUND 2]Soon




COLORS
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COLORS [ROUND 2]
Soon




LAYOUTS
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PROGRESSION
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Design phase 1 - done
Design phase 2 - done
Design phase 3 - done
Design phase 4 - done
 




IC link [Current]
https://forms.gle/BMbHUpxSs7mzQRjq7
 
 
 
 
 
VENDORS
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TBD
 
PRICE
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TBD
 
 
 
 
 
To-do-list
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Find Vendor & more renders
Get a prototype
Review protos and photos
Group Buy dates
Pricing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FQA
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WILL THERE BE SOUTHPAW NUMPAD?
No, during phase 2 a lot of people voted for the left macro rather than numpad. Maybe future projects

MORE COLOR OPTIONS?
I am taking very close attention and notes from the IC and my Discord group. Will add a few more down the road.

PCBs
Hotswap and Solder PCBs will be offered. I will update the layout configuration once I have the finalized file.
And yes it's 2 separated PCB for F-row and the base.
SPLIT BACKSPACE?
Yes, it has been added
 
 
 
 
Join my discord for more insights
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https://discord.gg/TqCvUDCHNc
 
And my instagram
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https://www.instagram.com/its.hymn/?hl=en
 
 
 
 
 
Special thanks to :
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Baz (Mighty Setup)#7009
Talisman | I <3 Ur Mom#1748
Members of the Keyboard Community Creatives
Members of the Keyboard Atelier
And to you guys who supported me from Phase 1

Damage:
Nifty. What a fun design!

darthcapn:
I like how it looks! A beautiful vintage board!

the flying penguin:
this is hot

just.hymn:
Reserved

[25th June, 2022]
Gotten ETA from my CAD and PCB designers, it'll take roughly 2 weeks for the finished working model
Then will send the files to the manufacturer and expect some adjustments for production. (ETA Unknown)
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[2th July,2022]
Model is finish (Silver and Purple is removed)
New colors are added
Sending to manufacturer for review. And more renders on the new model
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[22th July, 2022]
Still waiting for the manu to give me a quote, they are busy with their workload.
Waiting game now.
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[28th July, 2022]
The board is all good to go but we're discussing with the manu on how to optimize the structure of the board to lower the cost if possible.
I will reveal the price once we are ready.
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Will keep you guys posted weekly

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