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Offline just.hymn

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[IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« on: Tue, 21 June 2022, 22:10:34 »
288245-0
Type Box
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TBX - 101800
 
 
INTRODUCTION
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Hi everyone, please to meet all of you in this lovely community. I’m Hymn, a designer and render artist for keyboards.
This is my first project that I’ve started as a concept design back in DEC 2021 and to my surprise, it blew up on reddit and facebook.
And so here we are, making the Type Box into reality and I hope you all could join this journey as well.
I wouldn’t have made it without the support from you guys.
 
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CONCEPT & DESIGN
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Type Box is an accumulation of retro techs and gadgets back from 70s to the 90s.
From keyboards to industrial machinery, and from game stations to command centers.
Heavily inspired with little bits of every tech and gadgets I could find and remember.
 
 
 
 
 
Focus
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The main design and the focus is towards creativity workflow.
Where artists/users can fully utilize the whole layout of the keyboard.
Such as tool palettes to custom key remap for VFX artists or 3D artists.
And to fully provide the full package with both function and design.
 
 



FEATURES
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5 degrees typing angle
40 degrees tilted F row
2 rotary encoder on both sides
3 LED lights indicator on left
Top mount
WK & WKL layout
Alu & PC plate
Both hotswap and solder PCB
10 left macro keys + 1800 layout
Aluminum top & bottom casing for now
[ will consider other materials if there’s demand. ]
QMK/VIA compatible

 
 
 

RENDERS
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288247-1
288249-2
288251-3
288253-4
288255-5
288257-6





COLORS
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288259-7
288261-8
288263-9
288265-10
288267-11





LAYOUTS
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288269-12
 
 
 


PROGRESSION
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Design phase 1 - done
Design phase 2 - done
Design phase 3 - done
Design phase 4 - done
 




IC link [Current]
https://forms.gle/BMbHUpxSs7mzQRjq7
 
 
 
 
 
VENDORS
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TBD
 
PRICE
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TBD
 
 
 
 
 
To-do-list
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Find Vendor & more renders
Get a prototype
Review protos and photos
Group Buy dates
Pricing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FQA
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WILL THERE BE SOUTHPAW NUMPAD?
No, during phase 2 a lot of people voted for the left macro rather than numpad. Maybe future projects

MORE COLOR OPTIONS?
I am taking very close attention and notes from the IC and my Discord group. Will add a few more down the road.

PCBs
Hotswap and Solder PCBs will be offered. I will update the layout configuration once I have the finalized file.
And yes it's 2 separated PCB for F-row and the base.

 
 
 
Join my discord for more insights
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https://discord.gg/TqCvUDCHNc
 
And my instagram
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https://www.instagram.com/its.hymn/?hl=en
 
 
 
 
 
Special thanks to :
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Baz (Mighty Setup)#7009
Talisman | I <3 Ur Mom#1748
Members of the Keyboard Community Creatives
Members of the Keyboard Atelier
And to you guys who supported me from Phase 1
« Last Edit: Sat, 25 June 2022, 03:38:47 by just.hymn »

Offline Damage

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 21 June 2022, 22:34:44 »
Nifty. What a fun design!

Offline darthcapn

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 21 June 2022, 22:41:24 »
I like how it looks! A beautiful vintage board!
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Offline the flying penguin

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 21 June 2022, 23:26:56 »
this is hot

Offline just.hymn

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 21 June 2022, 23:30:04 »
Reserved

[25th June, 2022]
Gotten ETA from my CAD and PCB designers, it'll take roughly 2 weeks for the finished working model
Then will send the files to the manufacturer and expect some adjustments for production. (ETA Unknown)
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[2th July,2022]
Model is finish, sending to manufacturer for review. And more renders on the new model
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Will keep you guys posted weekly
« Last Edit: Sat, 02 July 2022, 09:35:38 by just.hymn »

Offline BRSxIgnition

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 21 June 2022, 23:46:48 »
Big and full-featured but still clean and minimal - I like it.

Only thing I'd ask for are E-White and Navy color options.
« Last Edit: Wed, 22 June 2022, 11:02:28 by BRSxIgnition »

Offline just.hymn

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 00:50:58 »
Nifty. What a fun design!
Yeah it was fun and challenging as well xD.

Offline just.hymn

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 00:52:28 »
I like how it looks! A beautiful vintage board!

Thank you thank you

Offline just.hymn

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 00:53:17 »
Big and full-featured but still clean and minimal - I like it.

Only think I'd ask for are E-White and Navy color options.

Will put into consideration along with Black, grey and navy blue. Thanks for the feedback!

Offline nickthaskater

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 01:48:14 »
Hello to my new work board. Wow.

Offline DirtyGingy

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 07:19:35 »
Your IC form is asking me to submit an email. I'll be passing on the form.

That aside, the board is interesting and I'll be keeping an eye on it.

Offline jdenyc

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 07:59:17 »
split backspace?

Offline just.hymn

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 09:05:35 »
Your IC form is asking me to submit an email. I'll be passing on the form.

That aside, the board is interesting and I'll be keeping an eye on it.
Thank you for the interest! I will keep the updates here and on my social media as well!

Offline just.hymn

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 09:06:09 »
split backspace?
Noted and will be added

Offline Surefoot

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 09:38:58 »
Brass & CF plate options ?

Offline TheNeonKnight

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 10:30:12 »
Very cool design, as for input you may want to add true ISO left shift (you did reverse ISO left shift, like on WYSE50/60 boards) . Also if you could make the split space fit into the WKL layout that would be awesome.

Offline BRSxIgnition

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 11:04:15 »
Please consider making the indicators RGB and/or dimmable.

But yeah, interested.

Offline just.hymn

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 11:53:04 »
Brass & CF plate options ?
Will take into consideration. Thanks for the feedback and interest!

Offline just.hymn

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 11:54:28 »
Very cool design, as for input you may want to add true ISO left shift (you did reverse ISO left shift, like on WYSE50/60 boards) . Also if you could make the split space fit into the WKL layout that would be awesome.
Aight will try and see how it goes for the true ISO. Split space bar with WKL will be added

Offline LumiP

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 12:42:12 »
This is so fun. Love the retro design. GLWIC
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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 14:26:00 »
Pharmaceutical grade reto vibes here, I'm loving it!

Offline DirtyGingy

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 15:42:25 »
I do wish the board supported another key to the right of the space bad

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 16:54:00 »
Eager to watch the progress here.
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Offline aerospice

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 17:09:12 »
Really love that retro fridge blue color! If I had GMK Finer Things on me, I would honestly put it on THAT board

Offline BRSxIgnition

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 18:56:36 »
I do wish the board supported another key to the right of the space bad

Agreed.

Offline just.hymn

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 19:55:04 »

Offline just.hymn

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 19:56:19 »
This is so fun. Love the retro design. GLWIC
Thank you thank you

Offline just.hymn

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 21:26:51 »
I do wish the board supported another key to the right of the space bad
will work around the layouts and I will see what I can come up with. Thanks for your feedback!

Offline EdgeOfInfinity

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 22 June 2022, 23:14:27 »
really fun design, angled f-row is sexy! i also really like the beige two-toned board - would that be ano or some sort of coating. the pic looks textured

Offline just.hymn

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 01:02:37 »
really fun design, angled f-row is sexy! i also really like the beige two-toned board - would that be ano or some sort of coating. the pic looks textured
it will be either E-coat or powder coat, will update along the road :D

Offline ebastler

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 06:16:22 »
Pretty one, I'm keeping a close eye on the project!

Offline just.hymn

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 08:06:44 »
Pretty one, I'm keeping a close eye on the project!
Thank you thank you! I do keep updates frequently and progress on my discord if you're interested. And thank you for the interest!

Offline BRSxIgnition

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 08:39:34 »
Two more changes I'd like to see personally would be the USB C centered and lowered to the bottom of the back of the keyboard under the raised section. Where it is now looks very high.

That, and gasket or other softer mounting option, assuming there's no flex cuts to otherwise soften the experience.

Offline just.hymn

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 09:59:29 »
Two more changes I'd like to see personally would be the USB C centered and lowered to the bottom of the back of the keyboard under the raised section. Where it is now looks very high.

That, and gasket or other softer mounting option, assuming there's no flex cuts to otherwise soften the experience.
Yeap, it has been updated and for mounting option, I'm improving the plate. Will keep you updated. Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 11:00:15 »
This is gorgeous. I really want to put DMK Astronaut on this.
yes, I'm the guy who put box jades on a Polaris

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 14:48:56 »
Finally something other than the same thing again with a different brass weight. I will certainly want one if this goes through.

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 15:38:34 »
Wow this is really cool!

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 19:03:29 »
God that's ****ing beautiful, but I can't shake this bad feeling in my stomach. Still, I'm all for it.

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 20:39:34 »
oh I would do some very legally questionable things to get my hands on this

Offline just.hymn

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 23:44:34 »
oh I would do some very legally questionable things to get my hands on this
*sweats nervously*

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 24 June 2022, 04:58:38 »
i love the retro vibe of this board, sick

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 24 June 2022, 07:52:13 »
Awesome looking keyboard!! So Hoping for E-White or Navy  ^-^

Offline thechemtrailkid

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 24 June 2022, 15:50:06 »
This is super cool. I love a minty color on a retro inspired board and would definitely try to get in on the group buy.

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 24 June 2022, 23:56:52 »
I hope you're gonna offer a hotswap pcb. I soldering 1800s takes a bit too much time.

Offline BRSxIgnition

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 25 June 2022, 00:41:01 »
I hope you're gonna offer a hotswap pcb. I soldering 1800s takes a bit too much time.

100% agreed.

Offline just.hymn

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 25 June 2022, 01:18:27 »
I hope you're gonna offer a hotswap pcb. I soldering 1800s takes a bit too much time.
I am offering both hotswap and solder. I will soon finalise layout config on both pcbs. Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 27 June 2022, 03:09:06 »
This looks fun, keeping an eye out for this one.
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Offline just.hymn

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Re: [IC] TYPE BOX 101800
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 28 June 2022, 18:36:52 »
This looks fun, keeping an eye out for this one.
Thank you thank you! I post updates and progress on my discord as well if you're interested
« Last Edit: Tue, 28 June 2022, 18:38:44 by just.hymn »