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Offline YVKStudio

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Hi...
Introducing our new project Nouen 62. A 60% Form factor keyboard with a dedicated arrow comes with plastic recycled case material

What is Nouen?

Nouen stands for No-End, so it's basically an infinite loop. This is the reason why we use recycled plastic material, a rare material used in this hobby. Every year we have tons of keyset GB using new plastic, while the production also makes plastic waste from molding leftover or rejected keycaps. We already face a time where plastic waste is the real enemy of our environment, so why we don't make it into something useful and even have value to use for?
So here's the journey to begin where we crafted recycled plastic into echoing sustainablity in technology with some twist from art. It will fit with our brand statement, "Everyone wants something different, you don't blend in we make it obvious! Futuristic art is our endless future."


We are focused on bringing something different, fresh, and futuristic. We call it 'Cyberfun'

About Nouen62
Nouen 62 is a new version of YAS62 by Yasintahir in 2017. It still has many bottom row options but not as many as v1. The case of Nouen 62 will be from recycled plastic material, we want this to become a travel board so it needs to be lighter so you can bring the keyboard anywhere. How was it made? First, we collected plastic wasted and turned them into thick plastic sheets. After that, we CNCed it to make the case!




Feature:

- Wired/Bluetooth Mode
- MCU NRF52840
- Battery type LIR2032 (rechargeable)
- Firmware ZMK
- Gummy o-ring mounting
- Single piece CNC case from recycled plastic material

The Form

Protoytpe PCB



Render Image





Price : We aiming not more than $250
Qty not more than 50pcs for the first run (Need to check our plastic wasted stock)

What To Do :
- Prototyping Case (already submitted for CNC, should be ready in 1-2 weeks)
- Decide plate material

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« Last Edit: Tue, 31 October 2023, 07:42:31 by YVKStudio »

Offline YVKStudio

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Offline HungHingDaiLo

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Re: [IC] Nouen 62 | 60% Keyboard + Dedicated arrow
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 05 October 2023, 09:26:20 »
glwic!

Offline Caishipeng

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Re: [IC] Nouen 62 | 60% Keyboard + Dedicated arrow | Recycled Plastic Case
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 06 October 2023, 00:01:43 »
Cant wait for the case prototype

Glwic

Offline origintypes

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Re: [IC] Nouen 62 | 60% Keyboard + Dedicated arrow | Recycled Plastic Case
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 06 October 2023, 02:00:20 »
Good luck with the project, Yasin  :cool:

Offline YVKStudio

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Offline SherwoodJast

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Re: [IC] Nouen 62 | The First Mechanical Keyboard use recycled plastic case!
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 24 October 2023, 03:44:55 »
What is the idea for the pattern of this keyboard? It reminds me of the ink stains of a ballpoint pen.
« Last Edit: Tue, 24 October 2023, 20:28:09 by SherwoodJast »

Offline kajahtaa

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Re: [IC] Nouen 62 | The First Mechanical Keyboard use recycled plastic case!
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 27 October 2023, 02:22:38 »
This is really cool

Offline YVKStudio

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Re: [IC] Nouen 62 | The First Mechanical Keyboard use recycled plastic case!
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 31 October 2023, 07:33:46 »
What is the idea for the pattern of this keyboard? It reminds me of the ink stains of a ballpoint pen.

It's just a splatter, the effect happens when the plastic is pressed into a sheet block. But for the sale we will offer splatter and marble.

This is really cool

Thank you!  :-*

Offline YVKStudio

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Re: [IC] Nouen 62 | First proto done!
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 31 October 2023, 07:36:52 »
Received prototype, something to notes in this proto:
  • This is for fitment test only (and the fitment is perfect just minor thing I need to fix in the design)
  • We only have sheet block with 2cm thick currently that's why in this proto the case is split in 2 parts
  • This proto sill need finishing and some other treatment to make it to a single piece case
  • We already requested new 4,5cm mold block for next proto and production. But since the workshop are full load currently, the progress is a little bit slow.
  • With this new mold, we can play the pattern not only splatter but marble too!