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Offline DGX_Shin

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[IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 01:52:39 »
Hello everyone,

We are DGX_Team from Vietnam and we would like to introduce to you a YKH33, a 33% steampunk Mechanical Keyboard project.



Motivating and Original Ideas

- I personally like Steampunk and Retro so I decided to show all the ingredients on PCB.
- From ideas of everyone can assemble it, We chose to use Teensy and Pro-Micro and Fully QMK keymap. Further more, it will decrease end - product cost.
- Depending on personal hobby, we design a non-cover case / Half-Case / Full-Case.
- We had added Switch pillar to make it stable while typing :).



Finished products:
- 11x3 Layout and First Column can use keycap 1.25u
- MX Cherry Switch and support ALPS
- Compatible with Teensy and Pro-Micro
- Fully QMK Keymap
- All components are brought up on the circuit.
- 18 SMD Led for everyone :wink:
- Two Encoder Rotary.
- Chagelog / Bug Fix



Ver 2.0:
Change name to YKH30
Add 1 col to make it easy to use
Add more layout - Split Arrow
Add 1 knobs to dim RGB Led
Imgur image: https://imgur.com/gallery/gLgeBxO

Ver 1.1: Ready to run GB or In-Stock
Fix wrong Rotary wire
Fix Pro-Micro problem

Ver 1.0:
Wrong wire Encoder rotary ==> Fixxed
Wrong pin for Pro Micro ==> Wire it to use - Fixxed


Expected price:
1. PCB
PCB without Teensy / Rotary / Diodes and Resistor: $ 35
Teensy + Encoder (We have only Teensy): $ 10
Diodes and Resitor: $ 5
Led 5050 (20 pieces): $ 8

2. Case: We will share CAD file for you when you get PCB :). If you want us make it so there are a price :).
Bottom Polycarbonate with Srew and Stand-off: $ 11
Half-Case (Bot, Case and 5mm) Polycarboante - No switch-cover with Screw and Stand-off: $ 30
Full Casse Polycarbonate with Switch-cover with Screw and Stand-off: $ 35
Repeat: We will share CAD files so you guy can make it yourself :).

Hope to hear from everyone before running next week :).

More image in imgur: DGX - YKH33 photo library.







« Last Edit: Mon, 08 April 2019, 04:04:18 by DGX_Shin »

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 02:20:02 »
this is weird but also it looks ****ing sick so i'm here for it
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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 02:24:18 »
this is weird but also it looks ****ing sick so i'm here for it

LMAO!

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 02:57:02 »
Fun keyboard! I'll probably join.
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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 04:19:05 »
Very nice and interesting concept, but I'll wait for a 65% or TKL!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 05:40:03 »
nice design.  :thumb: :thumb:

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[IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 07:56:54 »
The Plaid was such a neat idea, I’m happy that more people are taking inspirations from it.

That said, why only 3 rows? Just use the Planck or even Preonic layout. Way easier for people to commit.

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 08:01:03 »
The Plaid was such a neat idea, I’m happy that more people are taking inspirations from it.

That said, why only 3 rows? Just use the Planck or even Preonic layout. Way easier for people to commit.

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Wow it look nice ;). This one aim to mobile who want to bring their keyboard around or use it with ipad. But we image about TKL with this design ;).

Personal question: which do white button use for?

And another: Are you vietnamese?


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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 08:07:32 »
I am note sure if I can go lower than 42-keys, but this project is so ambitious, there is no other keeb I would rather try to go lower on than this one.

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 08:13:36 »
The Plaid was such a neat idea, I’m happy that more people are taking inspirations from it.

That said, why only 3 rows? Just use the Planck or even Preonic layout. Way easier for people to commit.

Show Image



Wow it look nice ;). This one aim to mobile who want to bring their keyboard around or use it with ipad. But we image about TKL with this design ;).

Personal question: which do white button use for?

And another: Are you vietnamese?


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It’s a boot switch. You hold it + the reset button to enter flash mode.
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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 03 April 2019, 08:21:04 »
The Plaid was such a neat idea, I’m happy that more people are taking inspirations from it.

That said, why only 3 rows? Just use the Planck or even Preonic layout. Way easier for people to commit.

Show Image



Wow it look nice ;). This one aim to mobile who want to bring their keyboard around or use it with ipad. But we image about TKL with this design ;).

Personal question: which do white button use for?

And another: Are you vietnamese?


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It’s a boot switch. You hold it + the reset button to enter flash mode.
And yes. In fact, I’m pretty sure I met you IRL before, in one of those meetups.

Hmmm... that’s why it look so familiar ;).

I can figure who you are now ;).


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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 04 April 2019, 05:26:12 »
I love 40% or less kbd!

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 04 April 2019, 05:46:02 »
Hello everyone,

We are DGX_Team from Vietnam and we would like to introduce to you a YKH33, a 33% steampunk Mechanical Keyboard project.

Show Image


Motivating and Original Ideas

- I personally like Steampunk and Retro so I decided to show all the ingredients on PCB.
- From ideas of everyone can assemble it, We chose to use Teensy and Pro-Micro and Fully QMK keymap. Further more, it will decrease end - product cost.
- Depending on personal hobby, we design a non-cover case / Half-Case / Full-Case.
- We had added Switch pillar to make it stable while typing :).

Show Image


Finished products:
- 11x3 Layout and First Column can use keycap 1.25u
- MX Cherry Switch and support ALPS
- Compatible with Teensy and Pro-Micro
- Fully QMK Keymap
- All components are brought up on the circuit.
- 18 SMD Led for everyone :wink:
- Two Encoder Rotary.
- Chagelog / Bug Fix

Show Image


Ver 1.1: Ready to run GB or In-Stock
Fix wrong Rotary wire
Fix Pro-Micro problem

Ver 1.0:
Wrong wire Encoder rotary ==> Fixxed
Wrong pin for Pro Micro ==> Wire it to use - Fixxed


Expected price:
1. PCB
PCB without Teensy / Rotary / Diodes and Resistor: $ 35
Teensy + Encoder (We have only Teensy): $ 10
Diodes and Resitor: $ 5
Led 5050 (20 pieces): $ 8

2. Case: We will share CAD file for you when you get PCB :). If you want us make it so there are a price :).
Bottom Polycarbonate with Srew and Stand-off: $ 11
Half-Case (Bot, Case and 5mm) Polycarboante - No switch-cover with Screw and Stand-off: $ 30
Full Casse Polycarbonate with Switch-cover with Screw and Stand-off: $ 35
Repeat: We will share CAD files so you guy can make it yourself :).

Hope to hear from everyone before running next week :).

More image in imgur: DGX - YKH33 photo library.

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This is very nice :)

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 04 April 2019, 06:20:42 »
I think you mean "cyberpunk"
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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 04 April 2019, 17:54:30 »
I think you mean "cyberpunk"

Infact, my first idea is “steampunk” but with a first version it look like cyperpunk or tron. Lol.

Anyway i think i will change name to oldstyle to step away with a “name” problem.


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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 04 April 2019, 18:10:55 »
I think you mean "cyberpunk"

Infact, my first idea is “steampunk” but with a first version it look like cyperpunk or tron. Lol.

Anyway i think i will change name to oldstyle to step away with a “name” problem.


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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 04 April 2019, 18:31:13 »
I think you mean "cyberpunk"

Infact, my first idea is “steampunk” but with a first version it look like cyperpunk or tron. Lol.

Anyway i think i will change name to oldstyle to step away with a “name” problem.


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Isn't a steampunk keyboard just a typewriter?

Lol lol lol ukie ukie ukie


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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 04 April 2019, 19:32:48 »
Any chance of making the PCB white? Just thought that it would look a lot cleaner that way. Or maybe the option of choosing PCB color when people order?

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 04 April 2019, 20:02:46 »
Any chance of making the PCB white? Just thought that it would look a lot cleaner that way. Or maybe the option of choosing PCB color when people order?

Hmmm... i couldn't answer right now but i will put my mind to think about it :). Thanks to show us your opinion.

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 05 April 2019, 02:12:27 »
Cool! I like this design. Any chance of a full top view of the board with the acrylic case?

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 05 April 2019, 10:23:01 »
Board looks sick, but too small for me to be functional, and I'm not a fan of this trend of having the diodes all in one location away from the corresponding pads. I'd be interested in something between a 40% and a 65%.

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 05 April 2019, 17:36:02 »
Cool! I like this design. Any chance of a full top view of the board with the acrylic case?

Not a problem.


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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 08 April 2019, 04:06:06 »
Dear all,

I have updated more info about YKH30 (Final Name) with a full options.

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« Reply #23 on: Tue, 09 April 2019, 03:48:18 »
Cool! I like this design. Any chance of a full top view of the board with the acrylic case?


Here it is






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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 24 April 2019, 19:32:27 »
Any more news on this? When do you expect the GB to run? :)

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 25 April 2019, 06:26:46 »
I think you mean "cyberpunk"

Infact, my first idea is “steampunk” but with a first version it look like cyperpunk or tron. Lol.

Anyway i think i will change name to oldstyle to step away with a “name” problem.


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Don't know if anyone else mentioned it, but there's a word that sits right in the middle between steampunk and cyberpunk. It's. Retrofuturism. Think second (the new one) Blade runner

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 25 April 2019, 06:32:08 »
I agree with some other comments and I'd rather commit to 60/65% board. Ideas like taking layout from preonic are also appealing.

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 25 April 2019, 06:32:18 »
I think you mean "cyberpunk"

Infact, my first idea is “steampunk” but with a first version it look like cyperpunk or tron. Lol.

Anyway i think i will change name to oldstyle to step away with a “name” problem.


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Don't know if anyone else mentioned it, but there's a word that sits right in the middle between steampunk and cyberpunk. It's. Retrofuturism. Think second (the new one) Blade runner

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Hmm thanks for this information but i think i will remove ‘steampunk out’ when we GB.

And yes, it already to gb now


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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 26 April 2019, 01:02:03 »
I think you mean "cyberpunk"

Infact, my first idea is “steampunk” but with a first version it look like cyperpunk or tron. Lol.

Anyway i think i will change name to oldstyle to step away with a “name” problem.


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Don't know if anyone else mentioned it, but there's a word that sits right in the middle between steampunk and cyberpunk. It's. Retrofuturism. Think second (the new one) Blade runner
It really depends on how you look at it.
I guess Blade Runner 2 could be considered retrofuturistic because it was meant to resemble a past view of the future (the original Blade Runner), but since it is rather faithful to the setting of the original which is generally considered cyberpunk (despite taking influence from noir films and the like its vision of the future was fairly earnest). Similar to Neuromancer and Ghost in the Shell, cyberpunk used to just be grungy contemporary (80's) scifi, but now its become a genre essentially frozen in time like westerns or mobster movies.

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 26 April 2019, 08:04:56 »
I like it!!!!


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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 27 April 2019, 12:39:12 »
I love this design. I don't know if I can practically use 3 rows but I'll find out for this thing. I hope there are more designs like this in the future in larger layouts.

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 27 May 2019, 07:23:46 »
i love it and already ordered one.
My Keyboards:
60% Zeal60 | Black Walnut Case / Tai-Hao Miami
60% RAMA M65 | GMK Nautilus
80% Varmilo VA87MR | Dolch & Varmilo Caps
90% Red Scarf
30% Miuni32

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 27 May 2019, 16:20:53 »
yo i would definitely be interested in this!

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 27 May 2019, 16:48:45 »
Love the looks, but can't see myself using that small of a layout.

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 27 May 2019, 17:47:38 »
i love it and already ordered one.

From where? Did this go to GB / sale already and I missed it?

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 28 May 2019, 05:17:16 »
ordered one in my head haha.
just really interested in this.
My Keyboards:
60% Zeal60 | Black Walnut Case / Tai-Hao Miami
60% RAMA M65 | GMK Nautilus
80% Varmilo VA87MR | Dolch & Varmilo Caps
90% Red Scarf
30% Miuni32

Waiting for 30, 40, 100% Set's to Arriv.

How to Handwire?

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 29 May 2019, 04:28:35 »
ordered one in my head haha.
just really interested in this.

i just got a mail with a invoice.
you can definitely order it over the survey.
My Keyboards:
60% Zeal60 | Black Walnut Case / Tai-Hao Miami
60% RAMA M65 | GMK Nautilus
80% Varmilo VA87MR | Dolch & Varmilo Caps
90% Red Scarf
30% Miuni32

Waiting for 30, 40, 100% Set's to Arriv.

How to Handwire?

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 29 May 2019, 05:17:51 »
ordered one in my head haha.
just really interested in this.

i just got a mail with a invoice.
you can definitely order it over the survey.


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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 20 June 2019, 08:20:41 »
ordered one in my head haha.
just really interested in this.

i just got a mail with a invoice.
you can definitely order it over the survey.


I need to know this as well

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 20 June 2019, 09:17:15 »
So funny.
Nice light effect.
Another challenge from the tiny keebs.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] YKH33 - Steampunk style 33% with Polycarbonate
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 01 October 2019, 03:59:38 »
how is production going? when can we expect the board to arrive?

greetings, manuel
My Keyboards:
60% Zeal60 | Black Walnut Case / Tai-Hao Miami
60% RAMA M65 | GMK Nautilus
80% Varmilo VA87MR | Dolch & Varmilo Caps
90% Red Scarf
30% Miuni32

Waiting for 30, 40, 100% Set's to Arriv.

How to Handwire?