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Offline jmSur

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[IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 12:33:33 »
Nyaong 75

A keyboard of the cat, by the cat, for the cat.

























[Specification]

•  Typing angle: 7 degrees

•  Material
    - Upper case: Alu 6063 or 6061 (not fixed yet)
    - Bottom case: Alu 6063 or 6061 (not fixed yet)
    - Front face ear: Non-transparent acryl(acrylic diffuser for RGB LED)
    - Bottom face(ear, eyes etc.): 1.5mm grooves (colors are not fixed yet)

•  75 Layout - Bottom row(R5) supports only 1.25 1.25 1.25 6.25 1.25 1.25 due to the inside screw holes

•  Blockers not fixed (R5 blocker is fixed)

•  Aluminum plate. Will support stepped caps/split backspace/1.75u and 2.75u right shift, ANSI/ISO, Screw-In-Stabs

•  Burger mounted on upper(top) case

•  Inside screw holes.

•  PCB - Currently On-going
    - Supports ANSI/ISO
    - Soldered or Hotswap NOT fixed yet
    - Screw-In-Stabs
    - 5x RGB LED on each ear(total 10 RGB LEDs)
    - Will be Powered by QMK
    - Will support VIA Configurator
    - USB-C on a daughter board


[Other Information]

Hi everybody!

Nyaong75 is a keyboard not only for cat enthusiasts but for mech keyboard hobbyists too.

The reason why I have designed this keyboard is simple.

I love cats!

But I also wanted to show you, there is an aluminum custom keyboard that is not a box like styled.



Although this is my first IC and GB,

I am collaborating with a well known Korean company with good reputation.

(their keyboards can be found here and there)

Currently, I cannot disclose the company name,

but on GB thread, I will disclose.

Also sales will be done through this company's website.



Nyaong75 will be produced in Korea on 1st Quarter of 2021.

So I and the company are preparing to start the GB on January next year.


I want to make this keyboard with you,

so in my discord server, many polls related with design are on-going.

The outer line and shape of the keyboard is fixed.

But the bottom face and blockers and colours, these will be fixed through your vote!

Next time, I will update this thread with sample Nyaong75 keyboard pictures.


•  MOQ : 300

•  Estimated Price : 400USD excluding Shipping Fee

•  Ships worldwide


Thank you for reading my thread.

Hope many of you are interested on my keyboard.


Detailed info can be found on below discord server.

•  Discord : https://discord.gg/akrfNJC


Ask not what your cat can do for you – ask what you can do for your cat.
« Last Edit: Fri, 18 September 2020, 13:45:07 by jmSur »

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 12:34:18 »
Images seem to be broken

Offline jmSur

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 12:43:18 »
Am not sure why the images are broken...le me fix this.

Offline meowscanttype

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 13:15:01 »
This is so good, not bias....

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 13:19:11 »
wtf this is dope

Offline Xonuss

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 14:11:22 »
I am so happy that the GB doesn't start until January, then I have time to save up. This looks absolutely amazing and I think the LED ears is a fantastic idea!

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 14:18:32 »
I like your reasons for it, break the mold!

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Offline kawhi

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 16:27:16 »
is the cat face a cover that goes over the keyboard? or is it on the bottom of the keyboard?

personally I like the idea of a cover to 1. make the design more visible and 2. to protect against dust and such when not in use

Offline purryoverlord

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 16:31:37 »
So adorable

Offline Choobies

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 18:22:38 »
Could it be an angle less than 7 degrees?  To improve typing ergonomics and I believe it would help the shape achieve the overall vision of the board.  :)

Offline jmSur

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 19:26:33 »
is the cat face a cover that goes over the keyboard? or is it on the bottom of the keyboard?

personally I like the idea of a cover to 1. make the design more visible and 2. to protect against dust and such when not in use


Is the back of the keyboard.

Cover with a cat face is also a good idea, but have to think about how to make the sideface, cause it's curved. Bending (like acryl kebb cover) seems not possible. Another options are molding and cnc'ing, but then the production cost will be expensive.

Let me see if there is a way to make the cover easy and cheap.

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 19:33:35 »
Could it be an angle less than 7 degrees?  To improve typing ergonomics and I believe it would help the shape achieve the overall vision of the board.  :)

Will make a poll regarding the typing angle.
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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 20:28:53 »
A keyboard I would love to see at a meetup in the near future!
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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 23:32:50 »
any chance it will come in garfield colors?

Offline jmSur

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 23:38:16 »
any chance it will come in garfield colors?

Will add yellow colour in the poll

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 23:43:33 »
any chance it will come in garfield colors?

Will add yellow colour in the poll

garfield is orange ****

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 23:45:42 »
This is actually amazing!!

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 19 September 2020, 02:21:31 »
I am way too hyped for this! Good luck with everything. Will be following closely.

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 19 September 2020, 04:07:05 »

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 19 September 2020, 04:42:42 »
Plz tell me this is a joke.

Offline Willtato

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 19 September 2020, 04:58:54 »
Plz tell me this is a joke.
I would totally buy this if I could secure funds lol

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 19 September 2020, 05:03:11 »
7 months left til NEXT APRIL :)

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 19 September 2020, 15:36:36 »
this is so ridiculous it's a must-have

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 19 September 2020, 15:37:11 »
I need this


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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 19 September 2020, 16:10:33 »
Any chance for the black and gray to come with pink acrylic  ear inserts? That would go great with the GMK Pono I preordered  ;)


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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 19 September 2020, 20:04:34 »
Any chance for the black and gray to come with pink acrylic  ear inserts? That would go great with the GMK Pono I preordered  ;)

A poll regarding the colour and insert is on-going in my discord. Join and vote!

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« Reply #26 on: Sat, 19 September 2020, 21:45:34 »
Any chance for the black and gray to come with pink acrylic  ear inserts? That would go great with the GMK Pono I preordered  ;)

A poll regarding the colour and insert is on-going in my discord. Join and vote!
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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 19 September 2020, 21:48:29 »
wildcat is gonna love this!!

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 19 September 2020, 23:29:28 »
is it possible for face and tail to be on the board at the same time or are these interchangeable plates?

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 00:50:43 »
Congrats for trying something different, even if this is not for me, I appreciate the effort :) Good luck!

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 02:04:44 »
Absolutely adorable

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 06:17:05 »
is it possible for face and tail to be on the board at the same time or are these interchangeable plates?

No for both questions. You have to choose between face or butt. Or you can buy both. Hmmm, but I will consider to sell  the bottom case only as an option(have to talk with the company and cnc factory first).

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 14:00:12 »
Is there a full brass version?

Offline jmSur

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 19:33:34 »
Is there a full brass version?

Sorry, no. Only aluminum version is available.

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 23:34:37 »
This is endgame. Count me in.

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 21 September 2020, 01:52:01 »
love the originality! High preference for 6063. I look forward to seeing this progress into the GB phase :)

edit: Do you think it would be possible to see this rendered with some keycaps?
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« Reply #36 on: Mon, 21 September 2020, 04:48:43 »
love the originality! High preference for 6063. I look forward to seeing this progress into the GB phase :)

edit: Do you think it would be possible to see this rendered with some keycaps?

I also want to make it with 6063. I have to discuss with the factory more. Will make renders with keycaps too. Will take couple of days.
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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 21 September 2020, 10:18:43 »
really interested as an ISO user.

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 23 September 2020, 04:15:10 »
nice kit :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 23 September 2020, 05:24:20 »
well it is nice but very expensive for a joke... tbh would it have been sub 100 i would have grabbed one but i know it is not possible with machined aluminum, if you plan to make a much cheaper plastic version i would be in for sure.
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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 23 September 2020, 07:10:08 »
well it is nice but very expensive for a joke... tbh would it have been sub 100 i would have grabbed one but i know it is not possible with machined aluminum, if you plan to make a much cheaper plastic version i would be in for sure.
PC version would be nice

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 23 September 2020, 20:13:43 »
well it is nice but very expensive for a joke... tbh would it have been sub 100 i would have grabbed one but i know it is not possible with machined aluminum, if you plan to make a much cheaper plastic version i would be in for sure.

No, it's not a joke. If you don't like the style of Nyaong75, should better buy more conventional styled keyboard.

And to make a plastic version under 100usd, moq should be more than 50K. Therefore, am not going to make a plastic version. Sorry.

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 23 September 2020, 20:15:36 »
well it is nice but very expensive for a joke... tbh would it have been sub 100 i would have grabbed one but i know it is not possible with machined aluminum, if you plan to make a much cheaper plastic version i would be in for sure.
PC version would be nice

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PC version is more expensive than alu version. CNC costs more.

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 23 September 2020, 20:19:50 »
I love this so much! It's so adorable!!!

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« Reply #44 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 12:08:21 »
yeeesssss

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 12:16:23 »
the fact that this board hasn't been rendered with GMK Greg yet is a travesty.

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 12:30:46 »
the fact that this board hasn't been rendered with GMK Greg yet is a travesty.

Sorry, give me some more time. Am currently busy with other works. I will make a render with GMK Greg. But Greg is a dog, isn't it?

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 12:39:00 »
the fact that this board hasn't been rendered with GMK Greg yet is a travesty.

Sorry, give me some more time. Am currently busy with other works. I will make a render with GMK Greg. But Greg is a dog, isn't it?

That is actually a genius idea. Greg might be a dog but he has the pointy ears.

Now I really want one that matches the colors of GMK Greg! Maybe not this run, but in the future along with the powder white?

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 25 September 2020, 18:52:15 »
I down to build one of these for niece.  She'll one day reflect on when Uncle Drake gave her 600 dollar keyboard that looked like a cat when she was 11, and never realize I had 600 bucks tied up in it.

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Re: [IC] Nyaong75 - 75% Aluminum Keyboard for Cat Enthusiasts
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 27 September 2020, 23:29:10 »
I think your design will have problems in manufacturing.

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