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Offline tovbeast

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[IC] The Queen - Updated with Prototype and Sound Test!
« on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 09:08:18 »

The Queen: Sandwich Mounted HHKB at a great price.



Inspiration:
I loved the design of the Mode65, and I am a huge fan of the HHKB layout. I wanted to make a very simple aluminum HHKB keyboard that didn't cost a fortune. Most aluminum HHKB boards are expensive, and if you want a budget one you have to sacrifice features. The goal of The Queen is to make a super elegant and simple HHKB board that doesn't compromise quality or sound while also coming it at a very reasonable price. 

Specs:
Case material: 6063 Aluminum
Typing angle: 6.5°
Mount: Sandwich
Colors: E-White, Black, Silver, Gray   
Plate:Fr4 


-- Prototype --



-- Renders --



-- Sale Info --

The Queen will be sold via a FCFS GB. The group buy price is 219.99 USD. There will be 300 Units Available: 100 for Black and White, 50 for Gray and Silver. The group buy will be held on cardboards.xyz. Each order includes:
-Top Case
-Bottom Case
-Fr4 Plate
-Hotswap PCB
-Case Foam
-Plate Foam
-Rubber Bumpons
-Screws 


-- Change Log --

Posted IC on 1/18/22
Updated IC with Prototype and Sound Test on 1/26/22


Contact me on Discord: tovbeast#8743



« Last Edit: Wed, 26 January 2022, 16:24:06 by tovbeast »

Offline paulgali

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Re: [IC] The Queen
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 09:13:21 »
Nice. But where’s the prototype? Have you tested the design?


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Offline Ella

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Re: [IC] The Queen
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 09:14:59 »
Where proto

Offline tovbeast

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Re: [IC] The Queen
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 09:16:37 »
The prototype is currently on the way and should arrive in a week or so. I will post more pictures and a sound test of the board when it arrives.

Offline Keeblet_257

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Re: [IC] The Queen
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 10:30:24 »
220 what? USD EUR GBP SGD?

Offline NovaRMK

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Re: [IC] The Queen
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 12:11:31 »
no proto, no buy

Offline tovbeast

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Re: [IC] The Queen
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 14:28:32 »
220 USD, sorry for the confusion, I updated the post.

Offline Friendship

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Re: [IC] The Queen
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 14:33:42 »
the crown engraving on the back side reminds me more of a jesters hat than a queens crown. i think its the curved out peaks especially on the outer ones that appear to droop slightly. otherwise GLWIC!

Offline Mecxs

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Re: [IC] The Queen
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 19:54:01 »
Yeah queen should have straighter prongs on the crown I feel - ♕

Also there is nothing in this IC that needed to be posted today as opposed to a week from now when you've actually got a working proto. The fact that you've already posted a price makes me believe that you're unlikely to make sweeping changes to the prototype, which is worrying because from what I can see you're a first time designer.

Offline Nonnegaard

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Re: [IC] The Queen
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 01:47:24 »
"no ic, no buy." true, but I don't see a GB anywhere. first time designer, cut the man some slack. yeah, giving feedback is great and all, but no need to write 32 comments about the lack of proto. just wait it out and see where it goes, don't lose your marbles.
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Offline kameron

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Re: [IC] The Queen
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 07:29:58 »
new vendor + new designer is a bad recipe also consider adding more layout options and getting the proto

Offline stidal

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Re: [IC] The Queen
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 10:52:25 »
back design looks way too.. comical, i think i'm speaking for everyone when i say it should look more clean, elegant. any full rshift/backspace support? other plate material options? interest form hyperlink is spelled wrong

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Re: [IC] The Queen
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 11:30:42 »
Mr blind assassin already did that logo on the back of the keyboard
Has continued talking in third person

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Offline tovbeast

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Re: [IC] The Queen
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 12:06:19 »
Full right shift and backspace is supported on the plate. Thanks for catching the spelling mistake as well!

Offline Darth_Austin

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Re: [IC] The Queen
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 19:55:57 »
Thank you sooo much! I've been searching for hhkb boards that won't break my wallet for soooo long. Finally!

Offline tovbeast

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Re: [IC] The Queen - Updated with Prototype and Sound Test!
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 26 January 2022, 15:38:25 »
Hello! The prototype arrived, and I built it and took some pictures. I updated the post with a sound test and pictures of the prototype. Please let me know any feedback you have.

Offline selsik

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Re: [IC] The Queen - Updated with Prototype and Sound Test!
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 27 January 2022, 01:57:10 »
I'm not sure if that's the right font choice for a fancy/regal word such as "queen". Not to mention that there's nothing in this keyboard design that justifies being called Queen... it's pretty dull to be fair. And a bit pricy for a tray mount, but this is entirely a personal pov.

Offline tovbeast

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Re: [IC] The Queen - Updated with Prototype and Sound Test!
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 27 January 2022, 09:43:45 »
The mount is actually a two piece sandwich mount, where the plate is sandwiched in between the top and bottom case.

Offline Shunx

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Re: [IC] The Queen - Updated with Prototype and Sound Test!
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 29 January 2022, 19:04:16 »
This could be my first HHKB. Looking forward.

Offline Beesley

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Re: [IC] The Queen - Updated with Prototype and Sound Test!
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 30 January 2022, 01:00:57 »
Looks freaking sweet!