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Offline KCK

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[IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard (Discontinued)
« on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 18:44:43 »
Please Read!

After receiving feedback, I don't think I will be able to continue. Although most feedback was positive, there wasn't enough feedback to convince me to order a prototype. There's another design I have been working on recently so I will be continuing to design that (though it isn't a budget board). Also during this IC, I realised the people that are willing to pay more for quality boards outnumber the people who are interested in a mediocre budget keyboard. I am sorry to disappoint the people who were genuinely interested in my keyboard but I felt like if I ran a GB, I wouldn't have been able to sell 50 units. I know I didn't even order a prototype which is probably why I didn't get much feedback. Few days after posting my IC, I realised ordering a prototype is a MUST in order to start a successful interest check. Anyway I will come back later this year with another IC (with a proto this time).

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(UPDATES)
[09/08/2019] - Fixed edge of the keycaps hitting the corners of the case
[10/08/2019] - Plate layout is now universal layout :D https://imgur.com/6KWcHMH

VERY EARLY STAGE - Not even sure if I will order a prototype, which is why I would like to receive some feedback on this design from you guys.
I personally don't think the design is bad, though i've designed better looking keyboards before it was just that it was too expensive to produce. This is the final design I ended up with, something that isn't too ugly and expensive. But that is only my opinion. I shared some renders with one my friends who knows nothing about keyboards and he told me it looks like S**t. So that got me really interested in what you guys would think.

Why I want to run a GB for this design :
Gasket mount keyboards are arguably the "best" feeling keyboards. But normally they are too expensive for most of the people in the MK community (Okay tbh that's just what I assume so I might be wrong but anyway...) So I decided to work on a gasket mount keyboard that isn't too expensive. I wanted to keep the design simple and chose M5 Socket Screws to give it that "industrial" look if that makes sense.


and that's about it :)

Information on the keyboard case :
- Gasket mount (8 gaskets in total, 4 on top of the plate & 4 on the bottom)
-  6061 aluminium bead-blasted/anodized finish
- Comes in 3 colours : black/grey/silver/(might add Red & Blue depending on what you guys want)
- 7 degree angle
- No HHKB & WKL layouts
- Universal Plate
- Supports split backspace
- Selling 50 units
- Does not include PCB (supports most left sided usb PCB e.g. DZ60)
- Brass/PC plates only atm
- Uses 6 M5 low head socket cap screws



Estimated Price : $159 (excluding shipping)

(Work In Progress)
- Fixed the edge of keycaps hitting the corners of the case, but now the design looks slightly "less clean", so I am working on trying to improve to look of it!

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« Last Edit: Sat, 10 August 2019, 17:10:21 by KCK »

Offline Abec13

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 18:47:48 »
Simple, finally not a 65. Let's do it.
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Offline bisoromi

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 18:48:01 »
Have any renders with switches/keycaps? That inner fillet looks like it could hit the keycaps
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Offline premise_

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 18:48:54 »
Check the inner fillet if it will hit keycaps.

Offline Mcnos

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 18:50:04 »
Looks nice to me, would be awesome with a daughterboard to put the usb underneath but that would defeat the purpose of a budget board I'd think
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Support it and maintain it until it will grow into itself and become one with itself. Then you can truly enjoy the typing experience
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Offline dingusxmcgee

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 18:50:33 »
Gonna disagree with your friend.
I dig it!

Offline KCK

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 19:01:51 »
Have any renders with switches/keycaps? That inner fillet looks like it could hit the keycaps

I'll have a look into it :) I'll update the post once i've fixed it :thumb:

Offline nasp

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 19:19:19 »
Just to clarify, if folks like this design you're going to order a prototype, right?

Offline imGeorge

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 19:22:23 »
Tsangan?
Already bought idb60 but at a price point like that could be tempting...

Offline KCK

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 20:05:07 »
Just to clarify, if folks like this design you're going to order a prototype, right?

Correct. But the price I am offering is if I can sell 50 units which I don't think is possible based on the reviews i've recieved so far. I'll have to discuss about pricing for lower quantities.

Offline xef

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 20:18:37 »
Will 100% buy if 1.75u shift and tsangan are supported

Online Choozey

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 20:58:03 »
If white color would be an option I'm 100% in.

Offline Nightcrawler

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 21:22:36 »
Woah, that price!

Offline nguyenhimself

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[IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 22:35:20 »
The Polaris is running right now. Most people who want an affordable 60% with gasket mount will go for that (Yes even though yours might be cheaper, but hey who knows how long this IC will be. You yourself said itís still very early stage).

So, my 2 cents: Make it a 65%. Of course the price will go up but if itís relative to this 60% one, youíll still have a hit.

Oh and move your USB cutout to the center if you can. Fit better with this design IMO.
« Last Edit: Fri, 09 August 2019, 06:08:18 by nguyenhimself »

Offline ecbob

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 02:50:00 »
The keyboard is very very simple and clean. Your friends are used to Corsair and razer don't let them get to you

Offline ubmit

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 06:35:55 »
Looks like a pretty good value for this price! Waiting for the updates!

Also, is there any discord we can look at for updates?

Thanks!

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 06:41:46 »
The Polaris is running right now. Most people who want an affordable 60% with gasket mount will go for that (Yes even though yours might be cheaper, but hey who knows how long this IC will be. You yourself said itís still very early stage).

So, my 2 cents: Make it a 65%. Of course the price will go up but if itís relative to this 60% one, youíll still have a hit.

Oh and move your USB cutout to the center if you can. Fit better with this design IMO.

Moving the usb cutout to the center would mean that you can't use 90% of all 60% pcb's out there.

Offline Tequila_Heineken

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 06:45:02 »
Moving the usb cutout to the center would mean that you can't use 90% of all 60% pcb's out there.

PCBs are easy to make and manufacture, though. No reason that should dictate the design.

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 07:05:27 »
A dz60 is even easier to buy though... Designing a new pcb and getting that made is, imo, going against the idea behind the case. Aka; being a budget friendly gasket case.

Offline mongoose27

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 07:48:28 »
I like this, very clean and simple design.  Looks very good :thumb:

I'm interested.
« Last Edit: Fri, 09 August 2019, 07:54:10 by mongoose27 »

Offline EnjoyMyInSec

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 13:00:10 »
Finally not a keyboard IC with 65% layout, count me in.  :thumb:

Offline jonowarren94

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 13:11:30 »
Looks interesting, but needs a proto before GB!

Would you open the plate files?

Offline mog_genius88

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 14:52:49 »
Love the design but you should really move the USB cutout to the left, especially since you're not going to be selling a pcb that fits the case.

Also, glad to see another 60%.

Offline PvtSkittles

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 20:24:50 »
Tell your friend he's a ding dong. I like this design.

Offline Protein

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 22:59:07 »
I like me some minimalist design with thicc bezels. Any plans on a 65%?

Offline pixelpusher

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Re: [IC] KY-01 Budget 60% Gasket Mount Keyboard
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 23:26:41 »
USB port looks weird, but I don't know how else you could fashion it.
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