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Offline SmitH1y

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Hello keyboard peeps, we'd like to introduce the 6060 - a WKL layout gasket hybrid that can use universal 60% plates and left sided PCBs! It has been several busy months adding and improving elements of the 6060, and now we have some prototype pictures to share, as well as a sound test (with lubed + filmed inks). So it's time for another IC for the final design of the keyboard.

Our philosophy behind this keyboard design was to provide a reasonably priced gasket mount WKL. We also realised that one issue with gasket mounts is that it's not always the easiest to experiment with different plate & switch options, as the plate has to be specifically designed to fit the keyboard. Hence, we added removable standoffs to our design, so you can swap in your trusty traymount PCB-plate-switch assemblies easily.

We've also managed to partner with SMOKEY Plates, a German manufacturer for top quality plates and not to mention an awesome guy.
https://smokeyplates.eu

IC form: https://forms.gle/2GNy5oLggHxYYr3T6
Discord: https://discord.gg/Yrshqrs8ST


Exciting news - we've managed to pare down the pricing further. We've teamed up with LukePanda to bundle his LH60 hotswap PCB which supports ANSI/ISO layouts, split or full backspace for a total kit price of only 260 incl. UK VAT*!

What's in the box? (Insert Brad Pitt impression again)
1 6060 Top enclosure - Bead blasted, anodized aluminium
1 6060 Bottom enclosure - Bead blasted, anodized aluminium
1 x SMOKEY Polycarbonate Plate
1 LH60 PCB (hotswap, screws included)
4 rubber feet
1 set of gaskets
3x 16mm M3 screws
3x 6mm M3 screws
6x M2 Standoffs
6 x M2 screws

    Case colour options:

        -Black

        -E-white

        -Dark grey

        -Navy

        -Rose gold

    Vendor:
    Mechboards - delivers internationally.
    https://mechboards.co.uk/
    If you prefer a soldered PCB or per-key RGB (e.g. HS60), they are available from mechboards too - simply select the case + plate option (230) along with your desired PCB!

    Sale method:
    At the moment, we're planning an FCFS sale of 100 units (with potential extras/B-stock units down the line).

    Extras:
    We'll be making the plate files available, so you can get it cut in other materials!
    I'll also be making some custom cables colour matched to the cases.

    Other technical specs:
    6.5 degree typing angle
    Front height: 2cm
    Width: 29.7cm
    Gaskets: 1.5mm Poron
    Mounting system render with optional standoffs.

    Renders:


    Album for the new prototypes: https://imgur.com/a/QRRnhsK

    Mounting system and how it works:

    As mentioned this is a gasket mount keyboard however you can use tray mount with this keyboard, the way we can achieve this is by adding screw holes in the standard PCB screw position, below is a render on how the whole things works:

    Thanks for reading! Please fill in the IC form: https://forms.gle/2GNy5oLggHxYYr3T6 and join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/Yrshqrs8ST

    *International ex. VAT price should be around 217 - tbc.
    « Last Edit: Wed, 08 September 2021, 06:07:46 by SmitH1y »

    Offline _rubik

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    Re: [IC] 6060 - 60% WKL gasket mount hybrid - Revised pricing - [PROTOTYPES]
    « Reply #1 on: Tue, 07 September 2021, 11:52:05 »
    Protos are looking good, but the ano looks a little inconsistent in some places. I'm assuming that's from handling / photo quality?
    ai03 Meridian Mech 27 E8.5 Brutal60 SSK White Label HHKB Pro JP vAEK68 Alps Blues RF87u

    Offline Luke_Panda

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    Re: [IC] 6060 - 60% WKL gasket mount hybrid - Revised pricing - [PROTOTYPES]
    « Reply #2 on: Tue, 07 September 2021, 12:00:40 »
    Looks like an awesome board!

    Offline SmitH1y

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    Re: [IC] 6060 - 60% WKL gasket mount hybrid - Revised pricing - [PROTOTYPES]
    « Reply #3 on: Tue, 07 September 2021, 12:02:28 »
    Protos are looking good, but the ano looks a little inconsistent in some places. I'm assuming that's from handling / photo quality?

    Yep this is because I practically have 0% natural light where the protos were taken, but we've evaluated the ano and its very consistent, its just the lighting, apologies.

    Offline unusuaL_

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    Re: [IC] 6060 - 60% WKL gasket mount hybrid - Revised pricing - [PROTOTYPES]
    « Reply #4 on: Tue, 07 September 2021, 12:03:58 »
    UK Vendor? Yes please

    Offline _rubik

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    Re: [IC] 6060 - 60% WKL gasket mount hybrid - Revised pricing - [PROTOTYPES]
    « Reply #5 on: Tue, 07 September 2021, 13:50:04 »
    Protos are looking good, but the ano looks a little inconsistent in some places. I'm assuming that's from handling / photo quality?

    Yep this is because I practically have 0% natural light where the protos were taken, but we've evaluated the ano and its very consistent, its just the lighting, apologies.

    Ah awesome. Thanks for the clarification! Updated photos under better lighting conditions would be greatly appreciated (small nit though)
    ai03 Meridian Mech 27 E8.5 Brutal60 SSK White Label HHKB Pro JP vAEK68 Alps Blues RF87u

    Offline SmitH1y

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    Re: [IC] 6060 - 60% WKL gasket mount hybrid - Revised pricing - [PROTOTYPES]
    « Reply #6 on: Wed, 08 September 2021, 06:09:33 »
    Protos are looking good, but the ano looks a little inconsistent in some places. I'm assuming that's from handling / photo quality?

    Yep this is because I practically have 0% natural light where the protos were taken, but we've evaluated the ano and its very consistent, its just the lighting, apologies.

    Ah awesome. Thanks for the clarification! Updated photos under better lighting conditions would be greatly appreciated (small nit though)

    I've updated the album for you, please keep in mind I took these outside so where there might be dark spots its probably my reflection from my arm and phone  :D