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Offline upas

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Hello again everybody,

I'm Upas, from CannonKeys. You might know me from the Satisfaction 75 (which unfortunately is delayed again). But a delay there means a new opportunity for one of my other designs to run - the Brutal 60.




Note: All images in this post are PHOTOS, not renders!

IC FORM HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/KtGH5dBRbFCQuYbf1

The Brutal 60 is roughly inspired by the Boston City Hall - an iconic example of Brutalist architecture. It features a wider top than bottom, and aggressive chamfer where the top meets the bottom. When looking at it, the seam you see on many boards is hidden. So in a sense, it's a seamless design!




Here are some of the technical details:

Aluminum top and bottom
White FR4 plate offered in both ISO and ANSI, Tsangan or Standard, with split Rshift, stepped caps, split backspace
FR4 ALPS plates are available as addons
No PCB included

Burger mount (top) - 12 o-rings will be provided with every kit
7.5 degree angle
20 mm front height (Same as Tofu)
34 mm back height
Acoustic polyfill will be provided for the interior
Weighs 1 kg (2.2 lbs) without plate/PCB/switches

I have already done a production run of this keyboard for a smaller, private GB. I intended to run this after the Satisfaction75 group buy, but given the delays, I can move up the timeline. Given that this has already been produced with high quality, this IC phase will be relatively quick. Once enough interest has been expressed, I will move into the GB phase. Fulfillment should also be relatively quick, given I already have a great factory lined up.



Here is a sound test of the board, with the acoustic polyfill inside, with lubed gat yellows, o rings for the burger mount, and an FR4 plate.


More photos:






The target cost will be no more than $200 including shipping (to the US - my apologies to others!). I can't promise that I'll achieve this price point, but that is the goal. One thing to note - this is a 60% that's on the cheaper side. Which means the bar for quality will not be as high as something like the keycult no 1. As an example, here are a few damages that would still be considered A-stock, with justification.

In this image, the dent is right under the seam. It's not possible to see when placed on a desk, and very minor.


In this image, the dent is so small that it wouldn't be visible once the board is assembled.

In general, large defects to visible faces will make a board B stock. But minor issues, small issues that won't be visible, or small dents on the bottom of the case that are not visible when the keyboard are on the desk will not cause a B stock evaluation.

This might change your interest in this board, but the idea here it to make this a very accessible, but beautiful case design that people can buy.

I may also offer carbon fiber plates as an option for this GB, but the layouts will be more limited.

If interested, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/KtGH5dBRbFCQuYbf1
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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 16:26:54 »
That's a sexy blue

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 16:30:57 »
This looks familiar! ;)

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 16:31:47 »
In for this. I've been looking for an affordable top mount 60% case

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 16:32:22 »
so in for this!

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 16:32:29 »
Good price! GLWS!
By the way, shipping to some countries can be as high as more than 60 dollars. Might want to consider that :)
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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 16:33:14 »
i will endorse any meme i see
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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 16:37:32 »
Good price! GLWS!
By the way, shipping to some countries can be as high as more than 60 dollars. Might want to consider that :)

Thank you for reminding me about this! I have edited the post to clarify my goal is to keep it at 200 shipped for the US.

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« Reply #8 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 16:38:37 »
Good price! GLWS!
By the way, shipping to some countries can be as high as more than 60 dollars. Might want to consider that :)

Thank you for reminding me about this! I have edited the post to clarify my goal is to keep it at 200 shipped for the US.

Nice profile logo too!

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 16:41:49 »
brutal
HHKB pro 1

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 16:53:16 »
watching, interested! any idea on shipping to the UK?

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 16:53:32 »
Really bloody lovely looking.

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 17:17:28 »
This brutal keyboard is looking brutally brutal.

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 17:43:29 »
top mount. inexpensive. all the extras. little dinks to make it cheaper. brutally good.

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 18:04:12 »
Sounds nice when typing, and not brutal on the wallet :blank:

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« Reply #15 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 19:02:51 »
Any pictures of the plate?
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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 20:07:23 »
HHKB compatible plate?

Offline upas

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 20:19:23 »
Any pictures of the plate?

Potato pics below

HHKB compatible plate?

Yes, see below :)


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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 20:35:42 »
Is this US only?
Are the edges so sharp that they're uncomfortable?

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 20:49:46 »
ne machicolations avail?

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 20:57:02 »
Is this US only?
Are the edges so sharp that they're uncomfortable?

The edges aren't as bad as the Macbook Pro

ne machicolations avail?

Those would make it expensive to machine  :))

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 21:28:53 »
I like this design

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 21:38:19 »
Besides being top mounted, I ain't sure what else this design might offer beyond any other regular sixty.

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 21:49:33 »
I've been asked to share details on the mounting. It's a top mount with a twist. It's burger mount - which was pioneered by hineybush.

This is the case before the plate is installed:


Notice that every plate mounting point has a little cutout for an o-ring. It's not as deep as an o ring, and a little bit wider. This is so that the o ring has space to expand when it compresses, but is bounded by the edges of the o-ring indentation.


This also means that when installed, the o-rings stay in place:


Now when we install the plate, it's sitting on o-rings, and does not touch the top case.


When we screw the plate in, we can use another o ring on the other side. This o ring isn't constrained so it just compresses and squeezes out.


Completed:



So you can use this as any traditional top mount, or you can use the o rings to provide a bit of isolation.

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 21:59:28 »
WKL top? I think it would fit with the brutalist aesthetic. Other than that great board. Love the fact that there isn't a fat brass piece in the bottom and the targeted price.

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 24 March 2019, 23:11:53 »
WKL top? I think it would fit with the brutalist aesthetic. Other than that great board. Love the fact that there isn't a fat brass piece in the bottom and the targeted price.

Only planning on offering a standard top in order to keep the price down.


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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 25 March 2019, 02:05:49 »
WKL top? I think it would fit with the brutalist aesthetic. Other than that great board. Love the fact that there isn't a fat brass piece in the bottom and the targeted price.

Only planning on offering a standard top in order to keep the price down.

Fair.

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 25 March 2019, 08:46:59 »
i love the design, it's so simple and minimalistic

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« Reply #29 on: Mon, 25 March 2019, 09:09:31 »
Love this blue color.  :thumb:
Good choice.

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« Reply #30 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 15:14:39 »
CNC 60% burger mount under $200 AFTER shipping? I'm in 100%. Another  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 15:19:36 »
let's get it! hhkb top hhkb top hhkb top hhkb top hhkb top

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 15:21:24 »
let's get it! hhkb top hhkb top hhkb top hhkb top hhkb top

HHKB is so 2016.  WKL is the way now.  OH, and HHKB is unusable, so there's that.   :eek:

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 15:36:55 »
Will this layout be supported?
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1473/3902/files/1_a6f90a3a-cefe-4e59-b4de-b56a80aa8376.jpg?v=1549504097
Wondering about this too. If not, I'm still super interested! Would be a beautiful and affordable build.

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« Reply #34 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 15:50:52 »
Will this layout be supported?
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1473/3902/files/1_a6f90a3a-cefe-4e59-b4de-b56a80aa8376.jpg?v=1549504097

I will not be offering a plate with this layout, but I'll post DXF files after the group buy completes so that others can create their own plates.

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 16:25:57 »
Excited for the GB! Just curious, would this burger mount (top mount w/ O-rings) differ in feels in comparison to gasket mount?

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« Reply #36 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 19:41:27 »
i am interested in that blue ....
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« Reply #37 on: Thu, 28 March 2019, 22:57:47 »
This weekend...! Can I get a whoop whoop?

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« Reply #38 on: Thu, 28 March 2019, 23:19:45 »
Excited for the GB! Just curious, would this burger mount (top mount w/ O-rings) differ in feels in comparison to gasket mount?
There are so many different implementations of gasket mount. Which one are you referring to? This burger mount system is also somewhat a variation of gasket mount as well (if you put on those gasket washers).

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 13:06:30 »
Excited for the GB! Just curious, would this burger mount (top mount w/ O-rings) differ in feels in comparison to gasket mount?
There are so many different implementations of gasket mount. Which one are you referring to? This burger mount system is also somewhat a variation of gasket mount as well (if you put on those gasket washers).
I assume they mean like the Meme, Leaf, Volcano, etc which has the plate pressure-mounted with gasket-like strips around the edges.
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« Reply #40 on: Sun, 31 March 2019, 23:31:20 »
Here you go! The board is really awesome, I will do a typing test tomorrow once my kids stop the noise pollution in the house.

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Typing test here:
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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 01 April 2019, 13:51:34 »
let's get it! hhkb top hhkb top hhkb top hhkb top hhkb top

HHKB is so 2016.  WKL is the way now.  OH, and HHKB is unusable, so there's that.   :eek:

Strange sentiment as I have 3 plugged in right now and am looking at 3 more on my desk...

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« Reply #42 on: Mon, 01 April 2019, 14:53:27 »
Hhkb pls

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 01 April 2019, 17:46:57 »
+1 to HHKB

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 07:35:43 »
let's get it! hhkb top hhkb top hhkb top hhkb top hhkb top

HHKB is so 2016.  WKL is the way now.  OH, and HHKB is unusable, so there's that.   :eek:

Strange sentiment as I have 3 plugged in right now and am looking at 3 more on my desk...

Meh, I own 3.  I regret them all.  But they look nice :)
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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 10:39:38 »
let's get it! hhkb top hhkb top hhkb top hhkb top hhkb top

HHKB is so 2016.  WKL is the way now.  OH, and HHKB is unusable, so there's that.   :eek:

Strange sentiment as I have 3 plugged in right now and am looking at 3 more on my desk...

See, if you used a proper layout you wouldn't need 3 keyboards at the same time kappa

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 11:18:24 »
let's get it! hhkb top hhkb top hhkb top hhkb top hhkb top

HHKB is so 2016.  WKL is the way now.  OH, and HHKB is unusable, so there's that.   :eek:

Strange sentiment as I have 3 plugged in right now and am looking at 3 more on my desk...

See, if you used a proper layout you wouldn't need 3 keyboards at the same time kappa
Hahaha this made my day. Thank you.

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 02 April 2019, 21:32:10 »
I am in like Joe Biden.

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Re: [IC] Brutal 60 - 60% Keyboard Inspired by Brutalist Architecture
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 14:09:35 »
Hey guys, still waiting on approval for the actual GB thread, but the GB is live on my site!

https://cannonkeys.com/products/gb-brutal-60

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« Reply #49 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 14:16:30 »
Let's gooooooooo !!