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Garner:




Haven60 by Garner
Unique & Customizable

Designed to be compatible with standard 60% PCB's with USB-C located at the top left corner. 
Split shift, split space or split backspace? ANSI or ISO? Arrow keys or HHKB? It's all possible.


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The IC form has been updated with sales related questions to help me plan the GB.
The design related questions has been removed as the keyboard is pretty much finished, thank you for the feedback!




Join the Discord channel to dicuss the project and receive news.


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Prototypes

Ocean Blue Full album






Stone Grey Full album





Earth Brown Full album






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Available Finishes
Plate materials: Aluminum, Brass and Polycarbonate

Ocean Blue


Earth Brown


Stone Grey


Marine Blue NEW


Champagne Beige NEW


Night Black NEW




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Project Schedule

What's going on right now?

- The R2 prototypes will be built and tested by Youtubers/streamers.
- Summarizing costs and pricing.
- Vendor settlement.

What's planned?

- Final pricing.
- GB Date (currently looking at January 2022).

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Revamped Top Mount Concept




The idea with this mounting system is that the cylindrical rubber gaskets will not only allow the board's flex to be adjustable, it will also flex in a unique way where it won't apply as much stress on the PCB as regular flexing achieved from bending. (more details and showcase further below).


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Supported Layouts
PCB plate will be available in aluminum, brass and polycarbonate.





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Pricing, Quantity and Vendors

Final price is TBA but will be below 330$ USD (295).

MOQ will be 100 units for this price point, currently limited to around 200 units for the GB.


Vendors

EU: CandyKeys

CA: Desk[H]ero

US: Mechs & Co.


Technical information

Keyboard Size:           60%
Case angle:                6
Weight:                     ~1.8kg unbuilt (4lbs)
Front Height:             ~20mm (0.78")
Case Material:            Aluminum
PCB Plate Material:     Aluminum, Brass and Polycarbonate
Gasket material:        EPDM (high quality closed cell rubber foam)


What's included?

- 1x Keyboard top and bottom
- 1x Top frame gasket
- 8x Rubber standoffs + washers
- 1x Aluminum PCB Plate
- 1x Case foam
- Screws and tool to fasten screws.
- 4x Adhesive anti-slip feet.


Optional
- Brass plate
- Polycarbonate plate
- PCB Plate foam




Timeline

Final dispatch is expected ~5-6 months after GB has ended.


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1st Prototype

Link to album here.







Old Concept Render Album



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Prototype Tests

Typing test from Alexotos: Polycarbonate plate
With case foam and PCB foam
Switches: Gateron Box Pink Switches (filmed and lubed with Krytox 205g0)
Stabilizers: Durock v2 Stabs w/ 205g0 + Dielectric Grease
Keycaps: GMK Mizu





Typing test from Filledtypes: Brass plate
With case foam and PCB foam
Switches: Gateron Mini Linear Switches Lubed with Krytox 205g0 and Deskeys Film
Stabilizers: Durock Stabilizers Lubed with Krytox 205g0 and Krytox XHT-BDZ on the Wires
Keycaps: GMK Bleached





Sound test (1st Prototype): Polycarbonate plate
With case foam and PCB foam
Switches: Lavender linnears from Durock (lubed with Krytox 205g0)
Stabilizers: Durock v2 screw-in (lubed with Krytox 205g0)
Keycaps: ePBT BoW r2 with icon mods






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Flex configuration

Haven60's flexibility can be configured by simply adjusting the tightening of the plate screws, below are a few examples to show the span of possible flex.
Going for high flex requires you to skip case foam. Album here

What's unique is that this flex is not achieved by relief cuts or bending the plate from fixed points.
Here the entire plate is allowed to move vertically thanks to the synergy between cylindrical rubber gaskets on the screws and the top frame gasket.
Which means there is less stress applied to the PCB as it isn't being bent as much.


Maximum flex ~3mm screw distance (m3 screw as reference) | Polycarbonate plate | PCB foam | No bottom case foam




Low flex ~1.5mm screw distance (half m3 screw as reference) | Polycarbonte Plate | PCB foam | No bottom case foam





No flex Screws fastened just until you start gettting a bit of resistance | Polycarbonate Plate | PCB foam | Bottom case foam




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FAQ and other information

Does this keyboard include PCB?
No, this case is designed to fit 60% PCB's sized according to the standard poker / gh60. You can have your own choice of PCB as long as its layout are compatible with my PCB plates.
I will test mount several 60% PCBs during the prototype stage and will make a list.

Confirmed fits so far:
DZ60 rev. 3
DZ60 RGB v2 Hot Swap
BM60 RGB Hot swap
XD60


Who are you?
I'm based in Sweden and started Garner as I fell in love with this hobby and wanted to bring more unique keyboards to the hobby.

My design philosophy is to stand out from the mass by bringing new interesting designs.

Working in CAD is a big part of my daily job. My daily job consists of providing customer tailored solutions (CAD-based drawings), product development, drawings for suppliers, etc.
I have a degree in design and product development and I have always been a creative person who have done lots of personal media projects for fun throughout my life.

How can we contact you / receive news about this project?
I will stick to Geekhack and Discord to keep updates simple.
Join the Discord channel here.



Forum signature code below if you'd like to support the project.  :)

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frostykoala:
any options for fr4/PC plates? If so consider me interested

Garner:

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If the demand is high I will consider PC plate. Will help a lot if you let me know in the IC form.

MIGHTY CHICKEN:
Do enjoy the colors, any chance for a dark green?

antsinyourpants:
Love it! It looks like something from Star Trek. The colours are amazing too. I'm not a huge fan of the 1st Edition plaque though.

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