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Offline WaS

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Hello everyone again!

Besides the MiCo [IC] we are currently developing our TELEPORT 60|T1 which should be a bit cheaper due to a higher edition and a less elaborate design.
Below you can see the first prototype of the board. This is white ceracoated - actually we want to offer only anodized boards for this series (ceracoating we just offer with the special editions like MiCo60).
Have a look (no render!):


267044-0267046-1267048-2

We are a small keyboard manufacturer from Germany and in the game since last year. A little backstory can be found at the end of the post.

As you can see it is seamless design. So you might think there is just a bottom-plate, but that is not the case. There is a second milled aluminum (or brass) part that fills the cavity inside the board. Pics will follow.
Additionally we are looking forward to have a clever foam solution inside that supports the sound.


Now we would like to present the board to the community and find out what you think of the design. You may have some nice ideas that will improve the board.
In detail for now it has the following specs:

- Two milled aluminum case parts (optional bottom part brass)
- Mounting: gasket-mount with brass weights as support (see exploded view)
- Mounting plate: polycarbonate, aluminum or brass
- Typing angle: 6°
- Front height: 17 mm
- Possible tops: WK, WKL, HHKB
- Case color: black, red, silver (all anodized)
- Possible keyboard-layouts with Teleport PCB: Ansi and Iso layouts for Standard, Tsangan, Arrows, HHKB, WKL (Stepped Caps, Split-Shift right and Split-Backspace, see pics below)
- Connector: USB-C connector with daughterboard for a horizontal cable exit
- Lights: none


We have prepared a Google form for the interest check. Please let us know what you think of the idea/board, what other suggestions you might have, where you are from, etc. In any case, interested or not - we are looking forward to your answers and are excited about the results, which we will discuss with you in two weeks! End of the IC is the 8th of May'21.

If the interest check was successful, we should be able to launch the Groupbuy around End of May / June!
As the small manufacturer we are (and only producing in Germany), our target quantity is probably 100 boards.
The target price is around 250 €. (depends on the results of the IC).
We will ship globally.


LINK TO THE IC FORM FOR TELEPORT 60|T1

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvk3KGKKClz-xXTDk5xtqrh6xcPyUk6tRd8EjG-GOuFFccow/viewform?usp=sf_link


Follow us:
https://www.instagram.com/the.teleport/

Homepage:
https://www.theteleport.de/en/


For the ones interested in us, here´s a little backstory:

We´re a bunch of three, who got sick of the stock keyboards and found ourselves deep down the rabbit hole of custom keyboards during the end of 2019. What started as a project between two brothers and a childhood friend turned into something we figured we could share with the community. We went from, what we call “the beer prototype”, towards our first CNC-Milled prototype and finally our first complete custom keyboard. Now we want people to be able to use the case as a base for their own project, that´s what the DIY kit is for. We may consider special wishes, just get in touch and we´ll see what we can do. (https://www.theteleport.de/en/)

Exploded view gasket mount
267050-3

Keyboard-layouts and PCB
267052-4267054-5267056-6
« Last Edit: Fri, 23 April 2021, 10:19:17 by WaS »

Offline ee

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Re: [IC] TELEPORT60|T1 -- 60% gasket-mount -- run should start end of May
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 23 April 2021, 10:22:29 »
Reserved.
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Offline WaS

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Offline Kronenbourg1664

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Re: [IC] TELEPORT60|T1 -- 60% gasket-mount -- run should start end of May
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 24 April 2021, 00:58:51 »
will there be a hotswap option?

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Re: [IC] TELEPORT60|T1 -- 60% gasket-mount -- run should start end of May
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 24 April 2021, 03:17:26 »
By being a manufacturer means you guys have your own cnc workshop? Also the mounting is screwed from top to bottom? Why Gasket then?
« Last Edit: Sat, 24 April 2021, 03:22:06 by P103 »

Offline WaS

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Re: [IC] TELEPORT60|T1 -- 60% gasket-mount -- run should start end of May
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 24 April 2021, 16:05:25 »
By being a manufacturer means you guys have your own cnc workshop? Also the mounting is screwed from top to bottom? Why Gasket then?
No, its screwed from bottom to top. We manufacture with love in Ostwestfalen, Germany.

Offline WaS

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Re: [IC] TELEPORT60|T1 -- 60% gasket-mount -- run should start end of May
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 24 April 2021, 16:07:34 »
will there be a hotswap option?
We are not sure yet. Maybe...

Offline soggynick

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Re: [IC] TELEPORT60|T1 -- 60% gasket-mount -- run should start end of May
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 27 April 2021, 12:35:47 »
Make a Hotswap ISO PCB
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