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Foundation (/founˈdāSH(ə)n/)

:: a body or ground upon which something is built up or overlaid ::

Foundation is designed around this principle - to lay a foundation for you to build on. Itís meant to be modified and personalized over time and to be able to reinvent itself through the seasons of life.

Foundation features a magnetically interchangeable top that can be swapped out to match various keysets, deskmats or battle-station vibes. We all love this hobby and enjoy evolving our taste over time. Why not have a board that can evolve with you?

Group Buy runs June 22nd - July 6th.

+ With a magnetic interface, you can hotswap the aesthetic top pieces made from Aluminium, Hand Dyed Plexiglass and Recycled Terrazzo Plastic to your hearts content.

+ Three base finishes including black, e-white and a textured wrinkle-grey powdercoat, eleven different top pieces in three materials, and four badge styles give you a large amount of choice to personalise your FOUNDATION.

+ Featuring a cork base piece, interchangeable top and bottom badges, and an elegant three piece design, FOUNDATION exemplifies our signature attention to detail. A choice of Solder or Hotswap PCBs by Mechlovin' rounds out this offering.

Now live at these great vendors:

USA & UK: Protozoa
Canada: Ashkeebs
Asia: zFrontier EN,
China: zFrontier CN
OCE: Daily Clack

Group Buy Format - Unlimited (within human limit)
Group Buy Date: June 22 - July 6
Delivery: 6 months after GB end

* FRL TKL Layout
* Hotswap magnetic aesthetic top plates for easy customization.
* 3-piece body construction (base, mid, top)
* 6063 aluminium body (base, mid, top), with optional tops in various materials and colours
* Full adhesive backed cork foot
* Top Mount
* 6 degree typing angle
* 2 detachable badges
* RGB underglow windows
* USB-C (no daughterboard)
* Custom silkscreen PCB designed and assembled with love in Vietnam by Mechlovin'
* Custom made Torx T6 hardware throughout
* Stainless steel weight
* Micro-suede under pcb mat for ESD protection
* Three finishes: (1) Black Anodized (2) E-white (3) Wrinkle grey powder coat

Solder PCB Layout

Hotswap PCB Layout

Keyboard Chassis - $300 + shipping [doesn't include Top, PCB, Badges]

* Base and mid piece in color of your choice
* 2 cork feet (1 preinstalled, 1 extra)
* Aluminum full plate
* Stainless steel weight
* Custom Torx T6 hardware
* Micro-suede ESD mat (below PCB)
* Custom Premium Carrying Case
Tops - 80$ / each. Aluminium 6063

* Black w/ Stainless Steel Badge/font]
* White w/ Stainless Steel Badge
* Wrinkel Grey w/ Stainless Steel Badge
Tops - 100$ / each. Hand dyed CNC Plexiglass

* Atomic Purple w/ white badge
* Tropical Turquoise w/ black badge
* Pink Blush w/ white badge
* Ocean Blue w/ brass badge
SE Tops - $100/each

* Duotone Fade (Hand Dyed Gradient Duotone Plexiglass) w/ black badge
* Black Terrazzo w/ polished stainless badge
* White Terrazzo w/ polished stainless badge
* Replicant (Amber - ULTEM 1000) w/ black badge
PCB - $50

* Solder
PCB - $60

* Hotswap
Badges - $15 for 2

* Stainless Steel Matte
* Black Anodized
* Copper Raw Matte
Extras - Plates - $35

* Polycarbonate
* Aluminium

Foundation has been in the making since May 2020, going through 5 prototype rounds with three different factories. We've tried all sorts of different materials, and finally settled on a first round of material and colour offerings. If well received, we have a lot of ideas for new colours and materials to spark your fancy - as well as other layouts that fit into the main chassis.


Black + Wrinkle Grey

Black + White

Black + Atomic Purple

Black + Turquoise

Black + Pink Blush

Black + Blue

Black + Fade

Black + Black Terrazzo

Black + White Terrazzo

Black + Replicant


White + Black

White + Wrinkle Grey

White + Atomic Purple

White + Turquoise

White + Pink Blush

White + Blue

White + Fade

White + Black Terrazzo

White + White Terrazzo

White + Replicant

Wrinkle Grey

Wrinkle Grey + Black

Wrinkle Grey + White

Wrinkle Grey + Atomic Purple

Wrinkle Grey + Turquoise

Wrinkle Grey + Pink Blush

Wrinkle Grey + Blue

Wrinkle Grey + Fade

Wrinkle Grey + Black Terrazzo

Wrinkle Grey + White Terrazzo

Wrinkle Grey + Replicant

You made it, that was a long scrolling session. Thanks so much for your support and interest. Any questions - drop us a note below.

With love,
Protozoa Studio

reserved for further updates

Super excited about this one! GLWGB friends!!

a 60% version of this with that column on the left would be an insta buy from me  :-X

Let's go!


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