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Offline EricArts

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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 )


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





« Last Edit: Mon, 01 July 2019, 14:55:25 by EricArts »

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Offline lolafineday

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Maybe ambitious but Bluetooth capability would be sick

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Online 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

Offline Corgiattackkk

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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 !

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.