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Offline Xonuss

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[IC] Zodiac by Nyhxis | A stylish 12 key angled macropad
« on: Mon, 14 November 2022, 15:13:45 »
Zodiac
by Nyhxis

Hello there.
I'd like to introduce to you the Zodiac macropad, a fully programmable 12 key angled macropad.

293270-0


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Initial Prototype Gallery

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What is it?

The Zodiac is a macropad that you can use for macros (naturally), shortcuts, easy accessibility to specific keys, functional artisan display, you name it.

Features
  • 2-piece construction made from 6063 aluminium
  • Hotswap sockets for easy assembly
  • QMK and VIA compatibility
  • Custom feet
  • USB-C port



Possible Color Variants

Blue
293272-1


Red
293274-2


Green
293276-3


Silver
293278-4


Black
293280-5


Pink
293282-6


Violet
293284-7


Any other color you'd prefer? Fill out the IC form and share your thougths!




Price

Price are still undetermined, but aiming at a 100 upper limit. A more definitive price should be possible as we proceed with the IC and gather more information on quantity.



Initial Prototype

293286-8293288-9
293290-10293292-11




What's changed since the prototype?

Modified the overall design a little bit:

  • Tightened the case slot, more aligned with the keycaps
  • Centered the USB port
  • Rounded the outer corners for a more pleasant look
  • The overall "extrusion" of the case





What's next?
  • Finish refinement of the design
  • Consider review units to send out
  • Consider possibilities of included keycaps
  • Consider molded feet, rather than diecut
  • Consider plate standoffs for easy reassembly, or an alternative
  • Consider other case materials, such as brass, stainless steel, PC, etc.
  • Consider final colors, and ano vs e-coating




Thank you for checking out this IC!



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Offline Xonuss

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Re: [IC] Zodiac by Nyhxis | A stylish 12 key angled macropad
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 14 November 2022, 15:14:24 »
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Offline farlig

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Re: [IC] Zodiac by Nyhxis | A stylish 12 key angled macropad
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 14 November 2022, 16:55:35 »
Loving this, looking like I might finally pick up a premium macropad
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Offline mr_foggy

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Re: [IC] Zodiac by Nyhxis | A stylish 12 key angled macropad
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 15 November 2022, 09:48:26 »
same, looks like this is going to be my first macropad.

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Re: [IC] Zodiac by Nyhxis | A stylish 12 key angled macropad
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 15 November 2022, 10:22:03 »
Looks nice

Offline Xonuss

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Re: [IC] Zodiac by Nyhxis | A stylish 12 key angled macropad
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 21 November 2022, 14:13:49 »
Loving this, looking like I might finally pick up a premium macropad

same, looks like this is going to be my first macropad.

Looks nice

Thank you guys so much!


Offline ariyankb

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Re: [IC] Zodiac by Nyhxis | A stylish 12 key angled macropad
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 28 December 2022, 22:21:58 »
I love the design, but the texture of the rubber feet looks strange in the render.

Good Luck!

Offline Xonuss

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Re: [IC] Zodiac by Nyhxis | A stylish 12 key angled macropad
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 09 January 2023, 13:52:34 »
I love the design, but the texture of the rubber feet looks strange in the render.

Good Luck!

Thank you so much! Don't mind the textures too much in the renders, materials are hard. Expect them to be black rubber, or possibly silicone :D

Offline N3OG3M

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Re: [IC] Zodiac by Nyhxis | A stylish 12 key angled macropad
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 10 January 2023, 04:45:44 »
Love it.
You planning on running it through a vendor??
Would look awesome if you made your logo on the back as a weight instead
But like it as is too.
Would suggest if no changes that you try to keep the price within the 70-90$ range if possible.
Good luck though and will be following updates of the project :)

Offline Xonuss

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Re: [IC] Zodiac by Nyhxis | A stylish 12 key angled macropad
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 18 January 2023, 08:42:14 »
Love it.
You planning on running it through a vendor??
Would look awesome if you made your logo on the back as a weight instead
But like it as is too.
Would suggest if no changes that you try to keep the price within the 70-90$ range if possible.
Good luck though and will be following updates of the project :)

Thank you! I'm still consider whether to run it myself or get in touch with vendors, or a mix, but do have a few vendors in mind that I would like to get in touch with if that was the case.
The back as a weight would definitely look cool, but I fear that would add unnecessary cost to the point where it wouldn't be worth it. Additionally, price is still TBD exactly, but aiming for the best price I can get :D

Offline Morbii

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Re: [IC] Zodiac by Nyhxis | A stylish 12 key angled macropad
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 18 January 2023, 11:13:00 »
It might be neat to have a special small run Founders Edition with a weight that costs more.  Would also give you the opportunity to figure out those logistics for future products too.

Offline Xonuss

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Re: [IC] Zodiac by Nyhxis | A stylish 12 key angled macropad
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 18 January 2023, 12:25:54 »
It might be neat to have a special small run Founders Edition with a weight that costs more.  Would also give you the opportunity to figure out those logistics for future products too.

Definitely an interesting idea, this is noted! :D