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Title: [IC] HATCHET-01 | 65% | Groupbuy Live Now!
Post by: MechMountain on Tue, 19 May 2020, 09:43:27
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HATCHET-01
by Mech Mountain


A 65% case and PCB with 3.5mm top plate and O-ring damping.

Weight is 2158g / 4.75lbs in aluminum without pcb or components.

Group Buy Here (https://www.hatchet-01.com/)

GB Thread Here (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=108111.0)

Discord (where most updates are) (https://discord.gg/7TFDykB)


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Color/Material Options:

More
Note, colors are not exact. These are anodizing samples from the supplier who will try to match them as best as possible. Also all colors will be bead blasted, not brushed like some of these samples.

Bead-Blasted Polycarb:
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Gloss Powder Coat White:
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Mute Blue:
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Bright Blue
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Silver
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Red
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Black
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Green
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Can I make suggestions?
Please do, I am open to anything! Please fill out the IC form at the top.

Who is manufacturing this?
I have a good relationship with a CNC factory that has done great work for us for the last few years. They build our prototypes and small manufacturing runs for my day job. They are expensive but well worth it and have gone over and above to ensure high QC in the past. They are the same factory making the prototype above.

Will this come with a PCB?
Yes! Gondolindrim is currently finishing up the PCB. While the top plate will only support 65% standard ANSI with 1U keys right of the spacebar, the PCB and case are compatible with KBDfans 65% plates.

How many units will there be?
I am not going to limit the overall number of units (I'm a big fan of if you want a case, you should be able to buy it). That said, I will be shipping in batches. The first production batch will be 100 units to ensure QC with first bought, first shipped. From there I will produce the rest of the orders.

Is the pandemic going to seriously delay this?
Unless something radically changes, no, the factory I am using is up and running at 100%. If for some reason that shifts over the course of the GB, I have a backup that I also trust.

Collabs?
Reach out to me! Would love to talk if you have an idea!

Cost?
Not cheap, the big blank size drives cost. Looking in the ~$500 range.

Typing Angle?
6 degrees.

Who are you?
My day job is a consumer product engineer and so I naturally found myself wanting to build my own case and parts. What better way to build the case I want than get a GB going!

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Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: GEIST on Tue, 19 May 2020, 10:02:07
Such an incredible nice design. Do you know how thick the walls will be?
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: Auxo on Tue, 19 May 2020, 10:03:16
Pretty cool concept and design you got goin on here  :)
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: MechMountain on Tue, 19 May 2020, 10:11:42
Such an incredible nice design. Do you know how thick the walls will be?

THICC. It's essentially solid.

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Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: hottrout on Tue, 19 May 2020, 10:15:12
This could be really nice. Personally I would like to see 75% or at least 65% in this design.  Also ISO would be a requirement.  I do like your concept though, very clean and perfect for certain systems.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: Peiweisgreat on Tue, 19 May 2020, 10:16:32
Not really my cup of joe, but I think it would look a lot better if the keys were sunk into the board a bit.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: MechMountain on Tue, 19 May 2020, 10:21:57
This could be really nice. Personally I would like to see 75% or at least 65% in this design.  Also ISO would be a requirement.  I do like your concept though, very clean and perfect for certain systems.

If there is enough demand for other layouts, I'll probably make them. Just gets a bit messy since I can't reuse the same case for each layout.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: fruitofconfusion on Tue, 19 May 2020, 10:35:11
This could be really nice. Personally I would like to see 75% or at least 65% in this design.  Also ISO would be a requirement.  I do like your concept though, very clean and perfect for certain systems.

If there is enough demand for other layouts, I'll probably make them. Just gets a bit messy since I can't reuse the same case for each layout.

This is my hope as well, 65% would be great. I also would be down at 75%
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: MechMountain on Tue, 19 May 2020, 10:45:33
I've added a layout question to the IC form.


Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: Abec13 on Tue, 19 May 2020, 11:04:17
This looks really sharp. Like I mean the corners look uncomfortable to hold.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: i luv chuletas on Tue, 19 May 2020, 11:17:24
Looks amazing, definitely a concept I'm into. Kinda wish we had a hi-pro variant of this though :(
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: MechMountain on Tue, 19 May 2020, 11:25:08
This looks really sharp. Like I mean the corners look uncomfortable to hold.

The front edge is pretty far away from where your palm will rest (I've got giant hands too) but yeah, it's named Hatchet for a reason haha.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: logo4poop on Tue, 19 May 2020, 12:52:41
o no
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: walston on Tue, 19 May 2020, 23:21:32
This is sick. I want to embed a touch pad in it


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Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: J_Noes on Tue, 19 May 2020, 23:49:40
would love this if there was a high profile version without the exposed switches
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 20 May 2020, 00:21:07
i am intrigued, at least

would want to see a proto before the GB
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: Joaquox on Wed, 20 May 2020, 00:40:01
Integrated plate most often sounds terrible, I'm not sure how you would counter that in this design.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: Findecanor on Wed, 20 May 2020, 02:43:03
Integrated plate is usually a bad idea for sound. In your sideways render, the PCB is also touching the bottom part of the case.

I think that the sorbotane would only absorb sound below the PCB and nothing else of the forces that go through the case. I doubt that it would work better than craft foam in this construction.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: MechMountain on Wed, 20 May 2020, 08:17:04
would love this if there was a high profile version without the exposed switches

This seems to be a common theme of some people like them exposed and others not, so I added an IC form question!


Integrated plate is usually a bad idea for sound. In your sideways render, the PCB is also touching the bottom part of the case.

I think that the sorbotane would only absorb sound below the PCB and nothing else of the forces that go through the case. I doubt that it would work better than craft foam in this construction.

So the thinking behind this is you have the switch centers actually pressing into the Sorbothane. You're then making contact with the key where it bottoms out as well as the entire PCB. Since most sound is generated where the switch bottoms out, you're damping this exact spot before those high frequencies go anywhere else. The PCB being mounted to the bottom insert was also so that the sound generated by it gets transmitted down and away instead of through the mounting surface.

When I get the Proto I'm going to do a sound test with some holy pandas vs a standard 60% aluminum case. Likely have enough data by this weekend to get it made.

Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: GEIST on Thu, 21 May 2020, 05:33:54

THICC. It's essentially solid.

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Holy ****! That's awesome
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: MechMountain on Thu, 21 May 2020, 09:26:07
So right now it's looking like people really want a 65%. I am going to also lower the switches inside the case. Should have an update over the weekend. If it looks solid, I'll place a prototype order for that design with the factory. Since I'm lowering the switches inside, that will also free up the design for ISO and soldering PCBs with a mounting plate.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: FRANCO on Thu, 21 May 2020, 09:43:00
So right now it's looking like people really want a 65%. I am going to also lower the switches inside the case. Should have an update over the weekend. If it looks solid, I'll place a prototype order for that design with the factory. Since I'm lowering the switches inside, that will also free up the design for ISO and soldering PCBs with a mounting plate.

Nice! I too think it would look a lot better if the keys were sunk a bit into the case. If you do, damn, I think I'm going to hop on this
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: hottrout on Thu, 21 May 2020, 10:01:29
Nice updates, looking forward to seeing the revised edition.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: Joaquox on Thu, 21 May 2020, 10:02:03
So the thinking behind this is you have the switch centers actually pressing into the Sorbothane. You're then making contact with the key where it bottoms out as well as the entire PCB. Since most sound is generated where the switch bottoms out, you're damping this exact spot before those high frequencies go anywhere else. The PCB being mounted to the bottom insert was also so that the sound generated by it gets transmitted down and away instead of through the mounting surface.

When I get the Proto I'm going to do a sound test with some holy pandas vs a standard 60% aluminum case. Likely have enough data by this weekend to get it made.

Full disclosure, I'm not interested in buying this keeb, I only use ortho, but I honestly don't think this will work. I'm not saying it to be mean or anything, I'm taking a guess that your prototype will run at $300 or so excluding the sorbo, please consider this before spending a ton on a prototype.

If your try tapping a integrated plate, you will have a ping sound, almost like strings or a drum skin.
I have a niu mini that I tried to dampen with bottom foam (mind you it was not sorbo, but a very low shore, high density foam) and that did not work.
What I ended up doing was putting a 3mm brass plate in between the integrated plate and the PCB, suspended between two layers of compressed 1mm foam, and then some foam at the bottom under the PCB  as well.
This did not remove all the ping (but a lot), so I eventually settled for silent switches, which have internal damping as well.

See, unless you're using holy pandas (or some kailh switches) the sliders will hit, and they hit closer to where the switch meets the plate. HP (and some kailh switches) have a longer plunger that hits the bottom where you'd have sorbo. This is not normal, it's an exception.


Maybe you could save some money and order a smaller version as a first prototype, and figure out if the mounting and damping works first. Or get a niu top and putting a ton of sorbo underneath to see if it helps.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: MechMountain on Thu, 21 May 2020, 14:44:03
So the thinking behind this is you have the switch centers actually pressing into the Sorbothane. You're then making contact with the key where it bottoms out as well as the entire PCB. Since most sound is generated where the switch bottoms out, you're damping this exact spot before those high frequencies go anywhere else. The PCB being mounted to the bottom insert was also so that the sound generated by it gets transmitted down and away instead of through the mounting surface.

When I get the Proto I'm going to do a sound test with some holy pandas vs a standard 60% aluminum case. Likely have enough data by this weekend to get it made.

Full disclosure, I'm not interested in buying this keeb, I only use ortho, but I honestly don't think this will work. I'm not saying it to be mean or anything, I'm taking a guess that your prototype will run at $300 or so excluding the sorbo, please consider this before spending a ton on a prototype.

If your try tapping a integrated plate, you will have a ping sound, almost like strings or a drum skin.
I have a niu mini that I tried to dampen with bottom foam (mind you it was not sorbo, but a very low shore, high density foam) and that did not work.
What I ended up doing was putting a 3mm brass plate in between the integrated plate and the PCB, suspended between two layers of compressed 1mm foam, and then some foam at the bottom under the PCB  as well.
This did not remove all the ping (but a lot), so I eventually settled for silent switches, which have internal damping as well.

See, unless you're using holy pandas (or some kailh switches) the sliders will hit, and they hit closer to where the switch meets the plate. HP (and some kailh switches) have a longer plunger that hits the bottom where you'd have sorbo. This is not normal, it's an exception.


Maybe you could save some money and order a smaller version as a first prototype, and figure out if the mounting and damping works first. Or get a niu top and putting a ton of sorbo underneath to see if it helps.

I think that's a pretty good point about how in integrated concepts the top acts almost like a drum skin. I am moving to a separate top plate now that the keys will be recessed.

One interesting thing to note is I've found through research that thinner amounts of rubber sometimes perform better in sound deadening. I think it absorbs and dissipates the energy a bit more instead of acting like a stiff wall of rubber.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: blacksimon on Sun, 24 May 2020, 10:06:35
https://imgur.com/t7FFG1m
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: MechMountain on Sun, 24 May 2020, 11:42:23
https://imgur.com/t7FFG1m

The idea was where the switch sticks through the PCB and into the Sorbothane. So yes, directly rather than other solutions that damp the case, etc. But it's changing.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: locxu on Wed, 27 May 2020, 18:36:12
Reserved, gorgeous design, especially White color.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: perry4761 on Wed, 27 May 2020, 18:45:12
I'm usually not the biggest fan of low-profile, but I'm definitely intrigued! The design looks immaculate, and although I understand why, it is a shame that it only works with hotswap PCBs.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | A Single Piece Top Case with Sorbothane Damping
Post by: Findecanor on Wed, 27 May 2020, 22:17:09
So the thinking behind this is you have the switch centers actually pressing into the Sorbothane. You're then making contact with the key where it bottoms out as well as the entire PCB. Since most sound is generated where the switch bottoms out, you're damping this exact spot before those high frequencies go anywhere else. The PCB being mounted to the bottom insert was also so that the sound generated by it gets transmitted down and away instead of through the mounting surface.

When I get the Proto I'm going to do a sound test with some holy pandas vs a standard 60% aluminum case. Likely have enough data by this weekend to get it made.
That's interesting.  I've had a somewhat similar idea where the bottom centre "pin" of each switch would rest on a small bump in a cast mat of silicone.
I'm looking forward to your results!

One interesting thing to note is I've found through research that thinner amounts of rubber sometimes perform better in sound deadening. I think it absorbs and dissipates the energy a bit more instead of acting like a stiff wall of rubber.
Hmm... Maybe this applies as an explanation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEh01PX-q9I&t=43m23s) of why that is so. It's a long video on designing loudspeakers, that uses a Sorbothane-like adhesive material for damping.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | Major Update - 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and Oring Damping
Post by: MechMountain on Sun, 05 July 2020, 23:24:09
Hi all,

Made some major changes based on the feedback I received on the Discord and the Google form. The design now has a very thick but more standard top plate that will include optional O-Rings to damp vibration. There are also a myriad of other minor changes to the design and manufacturing details based on the first prototype.

Currently the rev 2 prototype will be shipped to me in the next week or two and I'll make a sound/fit test and post it here as soon as I get it.

Thanks to everybody for their feedback and help up to this point! This community has been extremely welcoming and helpful during this IC.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | Major Update - 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and O-ring Damping
Post by: YangYoga on Mon, 06 July 2020, 15:01:21
yes yes yes yes yes!
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | Major Update - 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and O-ring Damping
Post by: hottrout on Wed, 08 July 2020, 10:52:46
Cool
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | Major Update - 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and O-ring Damping
Post by: Hugs94 on Wed, 08 July 2020, 21:57:20
i am intrigued, at least

glad to see you have made those changes from the original!
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | Major Update - 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and O-ring Damping
Post by: MechMountain on Sun, 12 July 2020, 17:42:05
Hi all, quick update. There has been enough interest for me to order a polycarb prototype. Hopefully shipping soon with the rev 2 aluminum version.

I also deleted the built in feet from the bottom of the polycarb version. I will be including separate clear rubber feet but you can leave these off for an ultra-clean look. 

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Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | Major Update - 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and O-ring Damping
Post by: hottrout on Mon, 13 July 2020, 04:12:51
The PC looks very cool.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | Major Update - 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and O-ring Damping
Post by: MechMountain on Tue, 21 July 2020, 20:54:45
Prototype in the mail. Took four attempts to perfect the anodizing process. Looks immaculate though. Really happy with the results. As with any small production run though, I expect there may be some units with small defects you can't see when assembled.

The four threaded holes on the bottom are just for the anodizing jig. They're covered up by the rubber feet. Or you could drill some holes in your desk if you really want a solid mount...


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Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | Major Update - 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and O-ring Damping
Post by: 1corazon on Tue, 21 July 2020, 20:59:04
LOOKS WICKED MATE,

Thanks for the update. I cant wait to buy this!!!!!
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and O-ring Damping
Post by: cloudtastrophe on Sun, 02 August 2020, 03:08:23
Can we have a new discord link? the once thats in the thread has expired.. ):
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and O-ring Damping
Post by: The.Ryan.Gamer on Sun, 02 August 2020, 06:25:20
OMFG! This is crazy design! I'm IN! When is the ETA for GB?

Filled up IC Form. Suggesting that Aside from the Blocker (between control and arrow keys) I'm suggesting a numpad variant of this as well (a separate numpad).  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and O-ring Damping
Post by: MechMountain on Sun, 02 August 2020, 23:33:26
Can we have a new discord link? the once thats in the thread has expired.. ):

Just checked it, should be working, no expiration on that link. Let me know if you're still having issues.

OMFG! This is crazy design! I'm IN! When is the ETA for GB?

Filled up IC Form. Suggesting that Aside from the Blocker (between control and arrow keys) I'm suggesting a numpad variant of this as well (a separate numpad).  :thumb:

GB is coming up soon, probably in about a week. Wrapping up on PCB and Polycarb pricing/finishing. I have the aluminum proto in hand and there are no changes needed. Jigs are all figured out, everything is good to go.

Would love to do a numpad. Want to get a single version out for my first GB though. Unfortunately that probably means no blocker for now as well, especially since the colors would have to be batched. Would be a giant QC/inventory mess. 
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and O-ring Damping
Post by: The.Ryan.Gamer on Mon, 03 August 2020, 00:58:41
OMFG! This is crazy design! I'm IN! When is the ETA for GB?

Filled up IC Form. Suggesting that Aside from the Blocker (between control and arrow keys) I'm suggesting a numpad variant of this as well (a separate numpad).  :thumb:

GB is coming up soon, probably in about a week. Wrapping up on PCB and Polycarb pricing/finishing. I have the aluminum proto in hand and there are no changes needed. Jigs are all figured out, everything is good to go.

Would love to do a numpad. Want to get a single version out for my first GB though. Unfortunately that probably means no blocker for now as well, especially since the colors would have to be batched. Would be a giant QC/inventory mess.

I see, i'll have to think about it, however the design make it's very hard to resist. I hope the Asia Vendor accepts credit card payment, as i'm not feeling safe using PayPal (my PayPal was hacked 2months ago, i have $1,350 there, still haven't heard how PayPal can reimburse the lost balance)
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Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and O-ring Damping
Post by: MechMountain on Mon, 03 August 2020, 01:44:56
I see, i'll have to think about it, however the design make it's very hard to resist. I hope the Asia Vendor accepts credit card payment, as i'm not feeling safe using PayPal (my PayPal was hacked 2months ago, i have $1,350 there, still haven't heard how PayPal can reimburse the lost balance)

I'm handling all production and shipping, no vendors. Will be using an online store so cc/debit will be OK. I also don't trust Paypal at all.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and O-ring Damping
Post by: The.Ryan.Gamer on Mon, 03 August 2020, 02:17:42
I see, i'll have to think about it, however the design make it's very hard to resist. I hope the Asia Vendor accepts credit card payment, as i'm not feeling safe using PayPal (my PayPal was hacked 2months ago, i have $1,350 there, still haven't heard how PayPal can reimburse the lost balance)

I'm handling all production and shipping, no vendors. Will be using an online store so cc/debit will be OK. I also don't trust Paypal at all.

Great news. I forgot i'm on Discord.  :))

3 week GB is amazing. Can't wait to see the data of which color is the most popular.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and O-ring Damping
Post by: MechMountain on Mon, 03 August 2020, 16:22:38
So from the IC form I'm likely going to tweak the colors to:

Black
Dark Grey
Powdercoat White
Dark Blue
Dark Green
Polycarb

Any thoughts on anything I'm missing?
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and O-ring Damping
Post by: The.Ryan.Gamer on Mon, 03 August 2020, 23:31:10
Question. What's the possibility of the wrist rest color fading to fast?
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and O-ring Damping
Post by: Laneware on Tue, 04 August 2020, 00:28:29
Interesting design, thought on a chamfered/filleted edge on the wrist rest?
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and O-ring Damping
Post by: MechMountain on Tue, 04 August 2020, 15:44:27
Question. What's the possibility of the wrist rest color fading to fast?

Low, anodizing is extremely tough stuff. About ~3 as hard as aluminum. The polycarb version may show shiny spots after years of use but I doubt it.


Interesting design, thought on a chamfered/filleted edge on the wrist rest?

I played around with this in CAD and could never get it to look quite right. The rest is extremely long though. I'm 6'3" and have giant hands and my wrist doesn't touch the front edge.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | 65% Integrated Wrist Rest and O-ring Damping
Post by: MechMountain on Tue, 11 August 2020, 22:28:53
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Getting pretty close to GB... just wrapping up all the details and ordering system. Should have a date soon.

I will be also offering three options for top plates, POM and ISO weren't huge requests but enough to warrant offering them for those who want them.

Top Plate Options:
ANSI 65% in matching aluminum color
ANSI 65% in black POM
ISO 65% in black POM

Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | 65% | Group Buy This Saturday
Post by: MechMountain on Thu, 13 August 2020, 22:13:58
Group buy will go live on Saturday, the 15th at noon EST (4pm GMT).

Thanks everybody, really looking forward to start production on this thing!

GB will be located at www.hatchet-01.com
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | 65% | Groupbuy Saturday the 15th!
Post by: MechMountain on Sun, 16 August 2020, 13:37:02
Groupbuy is still live at hatchet-01.com (http://hatchet-01.com) 
Just waiting on mod approval for the main post.
Title: Re: [IC] HATCHET-01 | 65% | Groupbuy Live Now!
Post by: MechMountain on Mon, 17 August 2020, 11:27:24
Hi All, group buy is live!

Order here: hatchet-01.com (http://hatchet-01.com)

GB thread here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=108111 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=108111)

Discord here: https://discord.gg/7TFDykB (https://discord.gg/7TFDykB)

Thanks!