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TREASURE TYPE-9 ( SERIES II )


Hello to all,
I am is Eric from Treasure, Industrial Designer from France ( https://www.instagram.com/treasuretreasure.co/ ).
This new project is the follow up of my first macropad keyboard of last year ( Macropad Type-9 :  https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=91252.0 & macropad.co), in a new and improved version.

Treasure Type-9 is stylish metal macropad keyboard with a lot of keys in the smallest form factor.
On the technical side, the Treasure Type-9 ( Series II ) is now enterly solderless, as it have Kailh hot swap stockets and smd leds already on the PCB.
The kit will be sold with 9 DSA keycaps, a travel case and an USB Type-C to A cable; so you just have to bring your keyswitches !

The aim of this interest check is to find how many people are interested, and discuss about color / finish options.

INTEREST CHECK FORM : https://forms.gle/9y2g6jF3ygScBfUB9








Specifications :

  • No soldering at all
  • USB Type-C Connection
  • Kailh hot swap sockets
  • PCB leds
  • Plate for easy mount, for all kind of keyswitches
  • Low Profile custom silicone pads
  • Pre-Assembled PCB with Microcontroller
  • Powder coated case / mirror finish


In the kit, you will find :

 
  • 1 Unibody CNC aluminum or brass case
  • 1 Pre-Assembled PCB with Kailh hot swap sockets + SMD leds
  • 1 custom metal plate
  • 1 USB Type-C cable
  • 9 Custom DSA Keycaps
  • 9 Keyswitches (Optional) 
  • 1 Travel Case (Optional)




Color options - Renders ( Subject to change ) :



Back of the Treasure Type-9 with the silicone feets




Updates:


28-May-2019 :   Initial Post
01-July-2019 :  Plate prototype ( pic )
23-July-2019 :  White version prototype (pic)
28-October-2019 : Project Update and PCB assembly Prototype
13-November-2019 : Full assembly
20-February-2020 : Raw material machining for mirror versions ( Chrome / Black mirror )
04 -March-2020 : Mirror polish done
12-March-2020 : PVD Coating Done


Feel free to comment on the project !
https://www.instagram.com/treasuretreasure.co/
Eric





« Last Edit: Thu, 12 March 2020, 17:31:28 by EricArts »

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Offline lolafineday

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Maybe ambitious but Bluetooth capability would be sick

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Offline indiceiris

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will you allow purchasing of just a pcb and plate for people with series I?

Offline sickbabies

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Yes! I need a little hotswap numpad to go with my Prime_e once it comes





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Def interested!!! Is it possible to add Bluetooth?

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+1 for bluetooth. Would seal the deal.

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Def interested!!! Is it possible to add Bluetooth?


Hello, no plans to add bluetooth

will you allow purchasing of just a pcb and plate for people with series I?

Yes it will definitively be an option


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Would love mirrored rose gold, if colours are still up for debate.

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Having purchased the original Type-9, it was an awesome little macropad with amazing quality, and I feel somewhat underrated in the community.

Great to see most of the suggestions from the community implemented into Series II.  :thumb:

For the polished Stainless Steel versions, what are the steel grade you'll be specifying? And is there any coating on the chrome version?

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Would rotary encoder support be an option? Would love a BDN9 with an alu case, and that would fit the bill just right

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Interested, depending on final pricing :)

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Having purchased the original Type-9, it was an awesome little macropad with amazing quality, and I feel somewhat underrated in the community.

Great to see most of the suggestions from the community implemented into Series II.  :thumb:

For the polished Stainless Steel versions, what are the steel grade you'll be specifying? And is there any coating on the chrome version?

Thanks for the support Windeh, i am glad you liked the original version :thumb:. It was a very limited run
Concerning stainless steel grade and coating, i am currently in discussion in this regard with the supplier, I will have the answer next week.   

Interested, depending on final pricing :)

Ok great, final pricing will depend on quantity, i will keep you informed.

Would rotary encoder support be an option? Would love a BDN9 with an alu case, and that would fit the bill just right

Hello uood5, no rotatory encoder option is planned for this product.

Regards,

Eric




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Filled out the interest check form! Would definitely be in for 2 when this drops <3.


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Black mirror would be cool filled out the form

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What is programmability like on this? QMK?

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Yes it is QMK compatible

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Filled out the form. Would definitely be interested in the mirrored black or nardo grey!

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Hello to all.
The Case samples are on their way. I will post photos once i recieve them !


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J'aime bien c'est jolie . La fourchette de prix ?

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Very nice!

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good maybe useful! wish it

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J'aime bien c'est jolie . La fourchette de prix ?

Thanks  ;)
Price will depend on quantity. Interest check is still on progress.

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I just recieved a picture of the plate prototype.
The case will come later



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i need it

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Thanks for the update! Looking forward to seeing the completed macropad & the GB <3

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Hello To all.
Quick update : The PCB design is done ( Backlight + Hotswap + USB-C + 9 keys )


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bluetooth would make this a must buy.
I started with a Sinclair human flesh keyboard in 1980 and it has never stopped.

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just wonder smd leds is not RGB right?

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Hello,
Yes, I choose single color led to keep the PCB as small as possible for 9 keys.

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Case Proto


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That looks great!  Is that the Nardo Grey?

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Case Proto

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Looks awesome! Thanks for the update.
Are you waiting on any more prototype colors?

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Hello,
Thanks
Yes i am waiting for the shiny / chrome one

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With the metal plate and Kailh Box Heavy Yellow switches

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excited for gb, looking forward to buying plate+pcb !

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Even though it doesn't match anything in my setup, I'm definitely in if it's below $100.

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Re: [IC] Treasure Type-9 ( Series II ) - USB-C HotSwap 9 keys metal macropad.
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 08:27:23 »
Can't wait for this

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Re: [IC] Treasure Type-9 ( Series II ) - USB-C HotSwap 9 keys metal macropad.
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 08:28:08 »
I would just need a 60 or 65%keyboard in stainless steel also

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Re: [IC] Treasure Type-9 ( Series II ) - USB-C HotSwap 9 keys metal macropad.
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 16 August 2019, 14:38:50 »
This is a great little thing.  Love it.

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Re: [IC] Treasure Type-9 ( Series II ) - USB-C HotSwap 9 keys metal macropad.
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 08 September 2019, 14:24:22 »
just found this little beauty, any updates?

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Re: [IC] Treasure Type-9 ( Series II ) - USB-C HotSwap 9 keys metal macropad.
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 17:17:05 »
Very interested.
But have never joined a group buy before.
Do you only sell in larger quantity?

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Re: [IC] Treasure Type-9 ( Series II ) - USB-C HotSwap 9 keys metal macropad.
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 01:23:01 »
Any chance the same red as the previous model will be back?

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Re: [IC] Treasure Type-9 ( Series II ) - USB-C HotSwap 9 keys metal macropad.
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 08:28:01 »
is this dead?

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Re: [IC] Treasure Type-9 ( Series II ) - USB-C HotSwap 9 keys metal macropad.
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 20:06:16 »
ne updates

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Re: [IC] Treasure Type-9 ( Series II ) - USB-C HotSwap 9 keys metal macropad.
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 06:52:51 »
Any chance the same red as the previous model will be back?

At the moment there is no plans to sell it again

just found this little beauty, any updates?


Hello to all,

I just recieved the PCB pre-production model.
and I am reviewing the cases prototypes from different suppliers
Same for the Packaging and assembly PCB.

Update : For the case it will most likely be PVD Finish Brass instead of Stainless Steel.
I will keep you updated for the definitive material choice



Eric
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Re: [IC] Treasure Type-9 ( Series II ) - USB-C HotSwap 9 keys metal macropad.
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 01 November 2019, 09:07:20 »
Oh my, i need this. I've been looking for something like this.

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Re: [IC] Treasure Type-9 ( Series II ) - USB-C HotSwap 9 keys metal macropad.
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 13 November 2019, 15:21:14 »
Hello to all
Series II prototype with White smd leds, white keycap and white case

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« Reply #49 on: Mon, 18 November 2019, 08:54:06 »
It looks so nice!  Excited for this.  Which finish is that?

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« Reply #50 on: Tue, 26 November 2019, 05:49:18 »
Just stumbled upon this and can't wait for it to release!

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« Reply #51 on: Wed, 04 December 2019, 19:10:29 »
Waiting for any updates.

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Re: [IC] Treasure Type-9 ( Series II ) - USB-C HotSwap 9 keys metal macropad.
« Reply #52 on: Fri, 06 December 2019, 13:16:58 »
Hello, I am currently reviewing the mirror finish protorypes.


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Re: [IC] Treasure Type-9 ( Series II ) - USB-C HotSwap 9 keys metal macropad.
« Reply #53 on: Mon, 09 December 2019, 12:43:44 »
Hello, I am currently reviewing the mirror finish protorypes.

Any chance of pictures of the prototypes?

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Re: [IC] Treasure Type-9 ( Series II ) - USB-C HotSwap 9 keys metal macropad.
« Reply #54 on: Tue, 10 December 2019, 01:46:15 »
I would kill to get it in the same Midnight Green as the new Pro model iPhones.

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Re: [IC] Treasure Type-9 ( Series II ) - USB-C HotSwap 9 keys metal macropad.
« Reply #55 on: Wed, 11 December 2019, 16:37:15 »
This is just what I've been looking for! In for at least one so long as the price is reasonable.

EDIT: Reread through and caught that the LEDs aren't RGB to save space - will we have the option to shut them off via QMK or etc?
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Re: [IC] Treasure Type-9 ( Series II ) - USB-C HotSwap 9 keys metal macropad.
« Reply #56 on: Mon, 16 December 2019, 13:31:51 »
Yes the SMD Leds are white, and we have the option to control them via QMK.

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« Reply #57 on: Mon, 16 December 2019, 13:35:12 »
Yes the SMD Leds are white, and we have the option to control them via QMK.
Great, count me in for at least two :)

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« Reply #58 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 11:02:37 »
EXTREMELY interested in this!

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« Reply #59 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 16:53:28 »
Must buy if we have different plate options. Can’t wait

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Re: [IC] Treasure Type-9 ( Series II ) - USB-C HotSwap 9 keys metal macropad.
« Reply #60 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 14:49:30 »
Hello to all.

The new case samples are in progress.
This is raw brass and raw aluminum
Coating job and mirror polish to be done next



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« Reply #61 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 16:03:45 »
Hello to all.

The new case samples are in progress.
This is raw brass and raw aluminum
Coating job and mirror polish to be done next

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Looks amazing!


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« Reply #62 on: Sat, 22 February 2020, 12:31:09 »
Wow this looks neat! I've been looking for a macropad with a nice aesthetics to it. Count me in!!

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Hello to all, Thanks for your support.

A little update for the Treasure Type-9 series II: Mirror polish done - Very nice reflections and mirror effect !
Coating is next !


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Any idea of the price?

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Based on the latest, intensive activity on Instagram, I hope the GB is close!  ;)

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Based on the latest, intensive activity on Instagram, I hope the GB is close!  ;)

I have talked to them a few days ago and told me they're reviewing the prototypes.

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I have talked to them a few days ago and told me they're reviewing the prototypes.

Thank you!  :thumb:
April then!

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Cérmique ? Isn't it "céramique"? I really hope to see you in one of the next Paris meetups!
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UPDATE 12-MAR-2020 :

Hello to all

PVD color coating is done - The color+mirror effect are absolutely beautiful, more pictures soon.
I am also in the process of giving compatibility to VIA, to have the complete "plug & play" experience.
Next is text engraving, to display the "Treasure Type-9" name 

Thanks for your support.

Eric




Thank you!  :thumb:
April then!

I would have preferred to announce it myself, instead of by a screenshot of a private message ;D but yes the initial target date is April.
But based on the current France situation, this can change, I will keep you informed of the schedule.

Any idea of the price?

Prices will be revealed shortly before GB.

Cérmique ? Isn't it "céramique"? I really hope to see you in one of the next Paris meetups!

Oui, sans faute ! When is the next meetup ?




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I would have preferred to announce it myself, instead of by a screenshot of a private message ;D but yes the initial target date is April. But based on the current France situation, this can change, I will keep you informed of the schedule.

Ups! Sorry about that  :-[  We'll pretend ... surprised when the official announcement hit us  ;)
Thanks for the updates!

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Coating looks great!

Oui, sans faute ! When is the next meetup ?

Yet TBD. Please join the French Discord if you want to stay tuned: https://discord.gg/KfuTNZq

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UPDATE 12-MAR-2020 :

Thank you!  :thumb:
April then!

I would have preferred to announce it myself, instead of by a screenshot of a private message ;D but yes the initial target date is April.
But based on the current France situation, this can change, I will keep you informed of the schedule.


My apologies. We were just so excited that we started speculating on when the GB is. A lot of posting on instagram and everyone can't just wait! I should've stayed quiet and think twice before doing once.  :(

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Now worries Sohju , No problem !  :thumb:
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Keen for this!

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Wow, seems i've stumbled across this at the perfect time if the group buy is supposed to be in April. This is exactly what i've been looking for and it looks great!

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I’ll join a round that has bright colors if that ever happens! Fantastic looking little beast.

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Wow a product potentially launching in France  :thumb:

No crazy shipping or customs nice!

There might be a typo on the picture showing the Blanc Cermique finish (should be Blanc Céramique right) ?