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[IC] Sakura-660 - An alternate take on the 660 layout
« on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 02:32:56 »
Sakura-660




Based off of one of my all time favorite boards, the Leopold FC660C, the Sakura-660 introduces a new take on the classic form factor. With the weight logo inspired my favorite flower, the cherry blossom, the board has been dubbed the Sakura-660. This keyboard will run exclusively with proto[Typist] at a limit of 45 boards made, with 3 colors offered (see further details to see the list of colors), at 15 boards per colorway. With case machining done by the wonderful Salvun, I plan to provide a premium and unique board.


The Case



The Plate



Further Details
Case Angle - 5°
Plate material - Brass (Plate will be open sourced following conclusion of GB)
Mounting style - Top Mount
PCB - Hiney Sakura-660 PCB (Included with Case - Includes VIA support)
Weight - ~2.6kg (~5.73lbs)
Vendor/Fulfillment - proto[Typist]
Quantity - 45 Units
Pricing - TBD (Will be announced soon)
Colors - Rose Gold, Titanium Grey, Bordeaux.


PCB Layout Options



The Keycaps Made by Salvun



The Deskpad Made by OneCreativeMind



Artisan Collaborations

More Information Coming Soon!


Additional Renders

Titanium Grey - GMK Phantom R2 & GMK Pono



Bordeaux - GMK Bingsu



Rose Gold - GMK Olivia





A Special Thanks


Whats Next?
Recieve and post pictures of updated prototypes(Rev 1 Prototypes: https://imgur.com/a/V62WNjX)
Confirm and finalize pricing on all items
Announce GB Date

Updates
9/1/2020 - Prototypes have now finished going through the CNC process and are now at anodizer. Artisan collaborations are in the works, and update regarding the upcoming artisan releases with the keyboard will be out soon, as well as pictures of physical samples. Alps support has been removed from the PCB.
9/18/2020 - Prototypes are now going through anodization process. Waiting on 1 final confirmation to announce the artisan collaborations. Original Sakura-660 flower logo has been replaced by a new logo made by OneCreativeMind. Salvun Keycap will be updated with new logo soon.


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Offline fropsie

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 02:33:23 »
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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 02:36:11 »
Doritos, Cheetos, or Fritos.

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 02:36:30 »
Been waiting for this one. What a beautiful board. :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 02:39:04 »
Interesting. Bezels a bit wider. Why did you choose cooper for the plate? It comes with PVD to prevent oxidation?

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 02:47:16 »
Interesting. Bezels a bit wider. Why did you choose cooper for the plate? It comes with PVD to prevent oxidation?
I am personally a fan of stiffer plates, so I decided to go with copper. It will more than likely be clear coated to maintain the color of the copper, without it oxidizing.

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 02:50:58 »
interesting  ^-^
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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 03:50:25 »
The TX66 is ending in a couple days... But I really like this, more so than the TX66.
Tough decisions

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 03:51:04 »
Interesting indeed. Count me in.

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 03:51:45 »
The TX66 is ending in a couple days... But I really like this, more so than the TX66.
Tough decisions
Same here

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 03:52:31 »
Definitely interested!

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 04:04:07 »
Pretty nice looking, any render including the bottom side with the weight?

Definetly interested tho, potentially if you'd like it.. you could also include some logo on the empty spot (between nav mod and arrow keys)




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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 04:12:22 »
Pretty nice looking, any render including the bottom side with the weight?

Definetly interested tho, potentially if you'd like it.. you could also include some logo on the empty spot (between nav mod and arrow keys)

I don't much like the position of the sakura kanji under the USB port and think it'd look great in that empty area

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 04:24:00 »
Since the sakura 660 had such a huge bezel any reason not to add the ~/` key after the escape key?

I understand not having it is the norm. Just curious as to why that's the case.

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 04:28:58 »
Please upload images to Imgur or host them yourself instead of linking them straight from Discord's CDN. Not only will your images be visible in browsers with tight privacy and XSS settings (which they aren't atm; see below), but Imgur also has a better uptime track record than Discord, and you're able to keep all images for your thread neatly organized in one place if you make a post.



This applies to your sig pic as well.
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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 04:33:30 »
I am rather interested, I assume the copper will be coated since copper patinas so fast to turning poo brown.
Also surprised no pink or red color option given Sakura trees ( weeb trees ) are all about that pink.

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 05:04:09 »
 Torn. Part of me likes how clean the face looks without a design or emblem and they asymmetric bezel sizes. The other side of me cringes at how wide the bezel is on the right. Haha

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 05:04:26 »
You can count me in. Excited to see this hit IC, been looking forward to it for a while.

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 08:23:28 »
Love the light blue case color!

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 08:30:27 »
Love the light blue case color!

Yeah. It's one of the new Cerakotes. Been thinking of getting it on the case I have now.

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 08:35:56 »
Interested. Very nice board with atractive coulur scheme :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 08:50:16 »
I'm interested in the unusual plate design. It's top mount, but instead of "tabs" you have a long strip with screw holes in it. And you have a lot of cuts that look like they're designed to increase the flexibility of the plate. I assume you've done some testing already on this, so I'd be interested to hear about the purpose and effect of these design choices instead of speculating myself.

Also I'm sure at least a few buyers would appreciate an aluminum plate option.
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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 09:59:28 »
Yeah, definitely interested in a sound test at some point.

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 10:01:00 »
I think a pink color is a must  :p

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 10:28:55 »
Yeah, definitely interested in a sound test at some point.
As of right now the only sound test that exists is in the rev 1 prototype. Internals are the same by the most part though.

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 10:36:10 »
I'm interested in the unusual plate design. It's top mount, but instead of "tabs" you have a long strip with screw holes in it. And you have a lot of cuts that look like they're designed to increase the flexibility of the plate. I assume you've done some testing already on this, so I'd be interested to hear about the purpose and effect of these design choices instead of speculating myself.

Also I'm sure at least a few buyers would appreciate an aluminum plate option.
Because I currently have the revision 1 board, with the plate itself being nearly identical, I can vouch for it. As a brass plate, it feels no-where near as stiff as your typical metal plates, and still offers that nice sound that brass produces. The flex cuts definitely allow the board to have a nicer typing experience than other mounting styles like gasket.

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 10:37:50 »
I am rather interested, I assume the copper will be coated since copper patinas so fast to turning poo brown.
Also surprised no pink or red color option given Sakura trees ( weeb trees ) are all about that pink.
The copper will indeed be coated. Although I personally always encourage a chemical patina to get a beautiful and unique color on your weight :)

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 10:58:34 »
Why is that nice rose color of the prototype no option in the IC form? :(

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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 11:07:46 »
Why is that nice rose color of the prototype no option in the IC form? :(
The rev 1 was more of a trial. There were few problems with the rose gold coloring though. That does not mean that rose gold is knocked off though. The colors are very much subject to change, so you will likely see a few more colors swapped in.

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 13:05:28 »
Very nice, not usually a fan of the 660 layout, but I for some reason really like this (think it's cause of the blockered off arrows). Will definitely keep my eyes peeled for this if I can afford it at the time.
 

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 13:33:40 »
nightshade looks so good, deskpad is also really cute

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 14:43:59 »
Looks nice 🌸

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« Reply #32 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 15:01:23 »
definitely will be watching this closely, great job on the design

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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 16:10:53 »
very pretty! i love the design on the weight

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« Reply #34 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 16:23:02 »
I would love one of these. Really clean design and I love the usb port kanji! I'm really digging the blue, but if you were to offer a soft pink sakura case, i would have a really hard time picking between the two!

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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 18:41:03 »
beautiful! so excited for this.

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 22:37:41 »
Look good :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 23:52:14 »
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Deskpad design has now been finalized.

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« Reply #38 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 09:40:14 »
Im new to building keyboards will I need soldering skills to put the switches in?


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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 17:05:50 »
Really liking the look of this. Definitely hoping to pick one up.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 18:37:32 »
IC Form filled out, looking forward to the black/pink version of this, good work!

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« Reply #41 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 18:40:50 »
IC form filled.  :thumb:

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 18:42:53 »
This look awesome. I'm in :D

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 09:02:02 »
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UPDATE - Arctic blue has now been removed from the available colorways. Please stay tuned as it may be replaced with a new color!

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 11:52:43 »
Following this.

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 14:19:35 »
Why only 45 units?

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 15:21:02 »
Why only 45 units?

Less hassle and better QC, probably.

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 15:39:29 »
Why only 45 units?
Pretty much in order to maintain a good enough QC and high standard for it. Also because for now we want to have a smaller run done just to see if there will ever be interest for a larger r2.

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Re: [IC] Sakura-660 -- A floral 660
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 07:57:17 »
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~New renders added~
  • Sakura-660 Ewhite, GMK Minimal & GMK Mr. Sleeves.
  • Sakura-660 Nightshade & PBT Ultraviolent
  • Sakura-660 Lilac & GMK Modern Dolch

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« Reply #49 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 19:16:59 »
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~Blossom Pink has now been added as a color!~