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Offline Garner

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Haven60 by Garner
...is a universal keyboard case made to fit standard 60% PCBs

This case is designed to allow you to use your own choice of PCB while still having a unique and beautiful case.
Split shift, space or backspace? ANSI or ISO? Arrow keys or 7u spacebar layout? It's all possible.


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Thanks to all of you who answered the first IC form.
The updated IC form will stay open until the prototype has arrived.





Join the Discord channel to dicuss the project and receive news.


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News/Updates

Update 2 (19th May 2021)
- Prototype ordered! Delivery around end of June.
- Merged the ANSI/ISO PCB plates into one universal plate.
- Will offer HHKB top as an option, see new renders below.
- Added support for split spacebar.


Update 1 (10th May 2021)
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- New renders with keycaps.
- Removed 1st. Edition badge.
- Remake of the top mount construction.
- Will now offer PCB Plate in polycarbonate.
- Settling with new manufacturer -> lower pricing, lower MOQ![/size]


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Revamped Top Mount Concept
I scrapped the regular o-ring top/burger mount as I came up with this idea.



The PCB plate will be mounted to a rectangular gasket which is fitted into a slot in the top frame.
The idea with the cylindrical rubber standoffs is that they will provide a little bit of "integrated flex" to the plate and absorb vibrations better than o-rings.
You can choose a stiffer typing experience by just tightening the screws according to preferance.
The rectangular gasket will also dampen the sound that want to escape between the plate and top frame.

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Technical information

Keyboard Size               60%
Case angle:                  6
Weight:                       ~2kg unbuilt (4.4lbs)
Front Height:               ~21mm (0.8")
Case Material:              Aluminum 6061
PCB Plate:                    Both ANSI and ISO layouts
PCB Plate Material:       Aluminum, Brass and Polycarbonate


Pricing and Quantity

The current price point is around 330 (395$ USD).
Final price is TBD but will be below 300 (365$ USD).

MOQ is set to 50 units.
Max limit is currently 150 units for this run, split between 2-3 vendors.


What's included?

- 1x Keyboard top and bottom
- 1x Top frame gasket
- 8x Rubber standoffs
- 1x PCB Plate
- 1x PCB Plate foam
- 1x Case foam
- Screws and tool to fasten screws.
- 4x Adhesive anti-slip feet.





Timeline

Current approximate GB date will be around August - September (depends on prototype results).
Final customer dispatch is expected somewhere between Q4 2021 and Q1 2022.


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Renders and Colors
(Renderings only shows 7u layouts, see all available layouts further below).

Please also keep in mind that renders are only for visualization and does not show the final product.




Stone Grey
Featured with a grey on black keycap set.





Ocean Blue
Featured with GMK Seafarer by iinko_mk





Earth Brown
Featured with GMK Civilizations by twgecko02




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Supported Layouts
PCB plate will be available in aluminum, brass and polycarbonate.







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What's going on right now?

- Awaiting first prototype (delivery around end of June).
- Vendor dialouges.
- Verify costs.

What's planned?

- Test a variety of gaskets to optimize properties.
- Video of prototype build with sound test.
- Vendor settlement and announcement.

What's done?

- Keyboard renders with keycaps.
- Collect quotes for polycarbonate plate option.
- Request new round of manufacturing quotes.
- Prototype ordered.
- Implement split spacebar on PCB plate.
- Add HHKB support.


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FAQ and other information
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Does this keyboard include PCB?
No, this case is designed to fit 60% PCB's sized according to the standard poker / gh60. You can have your own choice of PCB as long as its layout are compatible with my PCB plates.
I will test mount several 60% PCBs during the prototype stage and will make a list .

Who are you?
I'm based in Sweden and started Garner as I fell in love with this hobby and wanted to bring more unique keyboards to the hobby.

My design philosophy is:
1. Don't bring more plain rectangular keyboards to the market. 2. Stand out from the mass. 3. Don't do something I would not buy/use myself.

Working in CAD is a big part of my daily job. My job consists of providing customer tailored solutions (CAD-based drawings), product revisions/development, drawings for suppliers, etc.
I have a degree in design and product development and I have always been a creative person who have done personal projects from audio, photo and video editing to 3D design and renderings.

Can you do WKL / HHKB?
For this round I will probably only offer one top frame layout and that will be the standard layout including windows key.
Due to demand I decided to also offer a HHKB top frame.

How can we contact you / receive news about this project?
I will stick to Geekhack and Discord for now to keep updates simple.
Please use this thread or the discord channel for questions. Thanks!

Join the Discord channel here.




Old Stone Grey render album.
Old Ocean Blue render album.
Old Earth Brown render album.
« Last Edit: Wed, 19 May 2021, 11:23:35 by Garner »
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Offline frostykoala

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Re: Haven60 by Garner | Universal 60% Top/Burger Mounted Keyboard Case
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 15:00:59 »
any options for fr4/PC plates? If so consider me interested

Offline Garner

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Re: Haven60 by Garner | Universal 60% Top/Burger Mounted Keyboard Case
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 15:08:48 »
any options for fr4/PC plates? If so consider me interested

If the demand is high I will consider PC plate. Will help a lot if you let me know in the IC form.
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Offline MIGHTY CHICKEN

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Re: Haven60 by Garner | Universal 60% Top/Burger Mounted Keyboard Case
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 16:01:10 »
Do enjoy the colors, any chance for a dark green?

Offline antsinyourpants

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Re: Haven60 by Garner | Universal 60% Top/Burger Mounted Keyboard Case
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 00:27:33 »
Love it! It looks like something from Star Trek. The colours are amazing too. I'm not a huge fan of the 1st Edition plaque though.

Offline Garner

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Re: Haven60 by Garner | Universal 60% Top/Burger Mounted Keyboard Case
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 14:04:40 »
Do enjoy the colors, any chance for a dark green?

Not even 24 hours have passed and I have actually received several suggestions for a green finish. Won't promise anything at the moment but might be open to attempt some green renders later on.  :thumb:

Love it! It looks like something from Star Trek. The colours are amazing too. I'm not a huge fan of the 1st Edition plaque though.

Thank you for the feedback, it would help me a lot if you stated your opinons about the plaque in my IC form if you haven't already!
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Offline Garner

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Re: Haven60 by Garner | Universal 60% Top/Burger Mounted Keyboard Case
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 29 April 2021, 11:20:43 »
Just a small bump to say that I added a new section to easier follow up on what's happening in the project.
Will post updates here and the progress channel on Discord as things move forward.


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Offline Garner

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Bump!

Two weeks have passed since the initial IC and lots of changes has been implemented already. I'm looking forward to collecting new feedback and opinions from you guys.

Some of the changes:
- IC has been updated with better looking renders with keycaps.
- The mounting style has been revamped.
- PCB Plate will also be offered in polycarbonate.
- IC Form has been updated.

I also gave the IC thread a facelift with animated renderings and better structure
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Offline nathanchere

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I know it won't happen but I left my vote in IC for a HHKB top and split spacebar support. Love the design otherwise.

Offline Garner

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With feedback comes results and with results comes changes and implementations!

There has been a significant demand for HHKB top and it had me think twice.
As I merged the four previous PCB plates into one, the logistical work decreased by a lot - I therefore decided to also offer a HHKB top frame.

Some other news and changes:
- Cutouts for split spacebar has been added, one 6.25u and one 7u option.
- Prototype has been ordered.
- Added HHKB render for each finish.

IC Form will stay open until the prototype arrives.
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Offline Tomn

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This looks sick, can't wait for the proto
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Offline Arithmetics

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+1 for 3/1/3 spacebar. will you have a pcb that supports this or are you just saying the plate supports?

Offline Garner

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+1 for 3/1/3 spacebar. will you have a pcb that supports this or are you just saying the plate supports?

My plate will support the layout. I know 3/1/3 is quite rare but hopefully it will be supported in more future PCBs and revisions.

It's also ok for anyone to produce a pcb specifically for this project as well since the point of the case is to fit as many pcbs as possible.
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