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Offline Lenux

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[IC] Artisan Bongo Box - GB date 1-31 October
« on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 15:06:48 »
Hello guys !

This is Lenux, from theKeyPlus.
Presenting to you the Bongo Artisan Box made in acrylic.


GB THREADhttps://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=114816.msg

Introduction

TheKeyPlus is an acrylic keyboard shop, aiming to do cheap,fast and reliable services.
There is a small introduction of who I am and how I do cut acrylic and whatsoever on my website (link below).

If you have any questions about my reliability you can join my discord and have a chat.
In the future I'm planning to release many other products and make acrylic really affordable for everyone.


Inspiration

The Bongo Box is an acrylic artisan box inspired by the original bongocat.
Before making this project, i started by contacting all related people to bongo the artisan Maker hello caps, the designer of the bongo case for keyboard and the creator of the original meme (StrayRogue) of the bongo cat. They all agreed to let me run this design.

IC FORM https://forms.gle/SCigbGmCBuVZRUqb7



The Product

At the moment the prototype has 7 layers, but realized that some SA caps won't fit since the gap
from bottom to top is not big enough.
So I duplicated the middle layer (in the end it doesn't change anything), you can look at the renders below.
272400-0272402-1

Specifications :

- 8 Acrylic Layers + 1 Cover
- 3mm acrylic layers
- 1 Clear Acrylic Cover
- 21mm Max Caps height
- Price : 40$/Ä shipping excluded.
- Storage capacity is TBD, I would like to base it off IC results, right now the prototype is 5x5, 3x3 and 7x7 are the possible options.
- Length : 20 cm
- Width : 13 cm

Includes :

- 6 M2 Standoffs
- 10 M2 Screws
- 1 Clear Acrylic Cover
- 1 Bongo Box

Extras :

- 5x Screws
- 5x Stand-offs
- 1x Cover (all of these included for 5$/Ä)

Exclude :

Bongo caps
Artisans

Available colors :

-Frosted White
-TBD

All the possible colors are shown below with some samples. The 5 colors with the most votes (excluding frosted) will get chosen for the GB.
IF many colors are tied in number i will raise the cap of colors.
The accuracy of the picture isn't going to be 100% accurate in real life, which means I won't
change the color during the group-buy for whatever reason.
Which means before the group-buy runs I will make a poll to choose the final colors.
Color gallery link : https://imgur.com/a/MO8Uh0x (All the colors are in the IC form)


Prototype Pictures :
272392-2
272394-3
272396-4
272398-5
More pictures https://imgur.com/a/orKSFlw
Bear in mind that frosted acrylic with those cut is really difficult to capture, so i hope the other pictures make up your mind.


Sale format :

FCFS(FirstComeFirstServed) GB, all units sold or end of date of the GB.
No MOQ, 300 Units cap.
Extras available after all units are shipped.

Vendor :

In addition to proxies, the worldwide vendor will be https://thekeyplus.eu with shipping via DHL
Express(1-3 days).


Worldwide / Middle East:
www.thekeyplus.shop
North America :
https://www.mechsandco.com
Europe :
https://www.thekeyplus.eu
UK :
https://www.prototypist.net
Oceania :
https://www.dailyclack.com
Asia :
https://www.rebultkeyboards.com/
India :
https://www.rectangles.store
Canada :
https://www.ashkeebs.com/


GB Date :

TBD, collecting suggestions information but i see no reason at the moment to delay it.


Q&A :

What does it include at 35 bucks?
It includes the bongo box of 8 layers 3mm thick, 1 acrylic cover, 8 screws, 4 standoffs.
Will extras be available ?
Yes.
Who will be the sellers ?
https://thekeyplus.eu worldwide, proxies TBD.
How many units are available ?
300 Total units.
Will other colors be available?
TBD.
Will there be a round 2 ?
Depends on the results of this GB but normally, yes.
For how long will the gb run ?
The GB will be run for one month or until all units are sold.
Can I buy 69 units?
If you can afford it, yes you can.
What is the ETA ?
3 Months for production (no delay included) .
4 weeks for shipping + packing + sorting.
Will it be open source?
No, but other rounds will be run.
Will we see another size ?
Not sure, maybe.

I would like to thanks Blamas#6331(he designs keebs), and the MKFR community for their amazing support <3


Updates
17/07 - Proxies will be added (i will contact some proxies for all continents after lots of feedbacks, If the number of answers is satisfying we will most likely do an unlimited GB. Also lots of people told me about lilac/wysteria color our supplier have one color similar so this color will be proposed for sure.)

Thanks for reading this !

Links :

Shop : https://thekeyplus.eu
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/thekeyplus/
Twitter : https://twitter.com/TheKeyPlus
Discord : https://discord.gg/B6qTfyt
« Last Edit: Tue, 05 October 2021, 01:32:57 by Lenux »

Offline Neely_12

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Re: [IC] Acrylic Bongo Box
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 15:24:49 »
I donít even collect artisans and I want this. Yes please

Offline Hoder

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 16:52:54 »
If I get one, I can finally free my artisan keycaps from the depths of hell called cardboard box

Offline ItszBrian

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 16:58:09 »
This is so cute, I need one now!

Offline surplusofchairs

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 18:43:51 »
iíve been looking for an acrylic artisan box! super cute

Offline Bachoo

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 19:20:49 »
I have like 4 artisans but I would get this solely for storing them. GLWIC  :thumb:

Offline FishyKeebs

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 19:23:23 »
I WANT THIS but please consider a US vendor

Offline andromache

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 20:25:04 »
Agree with everyone else who saying to please consider a US vendor as well!!

I will wake up at whatever odd hours I have to in order to try and cop one of these.

Offline MIGHTY CHICKEN

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 23:29:21 »
I need

Offline Lenux

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 16 July 2021, 04:50:32 »
This is so cute, I need one now!

iíve been looking for an acrylic artisan box! super cute

If I get one, I can finally free my artisan keycaps from the depths of hell called cardboard box

I donít even collect artisans and I want this. Yes please

I have like 4 artisans but I would get this solely for storing them. GLWIC  :thumb:

I hope everyone gets one then !

Agree with everyone else who saying to please consider a US vendor as well!!

I will wake up at whatever odd hours I have to in order to try and cop one of these.

I WANT THIS but please consider a US vendor

Regarding the results lots of people would like a US proxy (which i totally understand) BUT consider that the original pricing might be affected from this. I will look further into it after i get a satisfying number of answers. :)

Offline luke2fr

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 16 July 2021, 14:07:02 »
Commu MKFR riprizent
IC answered. Need one !

Offline Wazazaby

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 16 July 2021, 16:44:26 »
This is cute. Bonne chance!

Offline holykoifish

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 16 July 2021, 18:27:43 »
ooo, I only have a few artisans but this would be so nice to keep them clean and safe.

Offline Lenux

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box - UPDATE !
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 17 July 2021, 06:22:17 »
Update :

After lots of feedbacks from the IC form, I will indeed choose proxies for all regions.

Also the lilac/wysteria color has been asked a lot of time, i will try to find something with our supplier.

GB will most likely be unlimited since the results are satisfying enough (or soft cap).

Offline FishyKeebs

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box - UPDATE !
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 17 July 2021, 07:17:16 »
Thank you for the update and choosing proxies for all regions!

Offline baobaozi

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box - UPDATE !
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 18 July 2021, 18:49:37 »
looks great! any chance of an Australian vendor too?  ;D

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box - UPDATE !
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 18 July 2021, 18:54:40 »
looks great! any chance of an Australian vendor too?  ;D

Please consider AU vendorino

Offline Lenux

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box - UPDATE !
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 18 July 2021, 19:28:47 »
looks great! any chance of an Australian vendor too?  ;D

Please consider AU vendorino
Considerered, i contacted proxies for most regions will try to cover most countries.
Will update when i decided on all proxies.

« Last Edit: Sun, 18 July 2021, 19:55:15 by Lenux »

Offline Lenux

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box - UPDATE !
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 07:15:14 »
Hello guys,

I'm back with some update.

Proxies are added to the post, I'm still waiting for further informations for some other proxies.

Oceania : www.dailyclack.com
US : www.mechsandco.com
India : www.rectangles.store
UK : www.prototypist.net

For SEA, i couldn't find any proxies satisfying enough and some of them declined.
If some people are in the same country and know each other i will try to find a way to merge orders if you want, still working on this.

Price changed because of the air freight, i hope you understand but 5 extra bucks avoid the hustle for everyone from every region.

I'm planning to send all vendors some units of the bongo box so they can take pictures and do some posts.

Also estimated GB date is Mid-August.

For the EU people, i'm going to ship everything from France, for the Middle East people we will ship from Lebanon.

For the colors, a lot of people asked for a sweet purple and pastel colors, so i'm going to come back with the decided colors to satisfy everyone.

Also, the group-buy is going to be unlimited for 3 weeks.

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box - UPDATE !
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 09:29:11 »
Thanks for the update!

Offline CookieFlow

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box - UPDATE !
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 14:39:36 »
Awesome !

Will there be an option to store Enter Ramas?

Will you sell a stand for the Box? At least in my case I imagine this being on my desk and being flat on the table isn't the best way to showcase them. Having the box at an angle sounds better for display purposes.
Maybe an acryclic stand for the box could be a nice option to have?
       

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box - UPDATE !
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 25 July 2021, 17:40:17 »
Awesome !

Will there be an option to store Enter Ramas?

Will you sell a stand for the Box? At least in my case I imagine this being on my desk and being flat on the table isn't the best way to showcase them. Having the box at an angle sounds better for display purposes.
Maybe an acryclic stand for the box could be a nice option to have?
Seconding the stand idea

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box - UPDATE !
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 26 July 2021, 00:22:28 »
Will you sell a stand for the Box? At least in my case I imagine this being on my desk and being flat on the table isn't the best way to showcase them. Having the box at an angle sounds better for display purposes.
Maybe an acryclic stand for the box could be a nice option to have?
Seconding the stand idea
Tripling the stand idea. Would definitely look better for display purposes if it could be angled.
Also perhaps on a future round you could do a 4 x 4 macropad/numpad board (also angled).


Offline Lenux

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box - UPDATE !
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 26 July 2021, 00:30:34 »
Awesome !

Will there be an option to store Enter Ramas?

Will you sell a stand for the Box? At least in my case I imagine this being on my desk and being flat on the table isn't the best way to showcase them. Having the box at an angle sounds better for display purposes.
Maybe an acryclic stand for the box could be a nice option to have?
Seconding the stand idea

I am going to make an acrylic stand indeed, i got feedbacks about it.

I don't know if it's going to be included or extras as of now.

Also for the rama enter key, i think i could be able to do one.

But thanks for asking this so everyone know about it.

Offline Lenux

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box - UPDATE !
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 26 July 2021, 00:36:41 »
Will you sell a stand for the Box? At least in my case I imagine this being on my desk and being flat on the table isn't the best way to showcase them. Having the box at an angle sounds better for display purposes.
Maybe an acryclic stand for the box could be a nice option to have?
Seconding the stand idea
Tripling the stand idea. Would definitely look better for display purposes if it could be angled.
Also perhaps on a future round you could do a 4 x 4 macropad/numpad board (also angled).

Okay noted.
Bongo macropad is a good idea taking it it might look cute :)


Offline FishyKeebs

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box - UPDATE !
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 26 July 2021, 00:43:23 »
Awesome !

Will there be an option to store Enter Ramas?

Will you sell a stand for the Box? At least in my case I imagine this being on my desk and being flat on the table isn't the best way to showcase them. Having the box at an angle sounds better for display purposes.
Maybe an acryclic stand for the box could be a nice option to have?
Seconding the stand idea

I am going to make an acrylic stand indeed, i got feedbacks about it.

I don't know if it's going to be included or extras as of now.

Also for the rama enter key, i think i could be able to do one.

But thanks for asking this so everyone know about it.
Awesome thanks!

Offline Lenux

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box - UPDATE !
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 03 August 2021, 19:19:25 »
Hey guys, project not dead,

I would like to add that we have all our proxies, Asia : www.rebultkeyboards.com !

I'm sending samples to all proxies so they can take more pictures and give you a better idea, they will all receive stands to show you how it looks.

Acrylic Stand will only be available in Frosted as an extra for 5$.

Hopefully group buy begin 15th august, unlimited. Size is 5x5 for this run. Future round for 3x3 and 7x7.

I will make a giveaway in reddit r/mechanicalkeyboards.

Further updates soon, take care.
« Last Edit: Wed, 04 August 2021, 03:30:10 by Lenux »

Offline Lenux

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Re: [IC] Artisan Bongo Box - All Proxies Announced !
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 06:34:52 »
Hello guys,

Basically we had an issue with our original supplier so we have to change the thickness of the acrylic we are going to change to 2.5mm i will add 1 more layer so basically 3 layers in the middle instead of 2, so all SA Caps can fit.

Colors are still TBD, will give further update later this week.

Have a nice day.