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Offline VicareyG

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[IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 11:55:21 »

IC FORM HERE https://forms.gle/C2BeRgqpsqm5G9sk9

This is an IC for an aluminium ISO enter keycap.

There is room for discussion on my Discord Server: https://discord.gg/D8zCAMQ

Minor Updates about this interest check will be posted to the GeekHack thread and the Discord server. Major updates will be posted on reddit.com/r/MechMarket.

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This Interest Check is for an Aluminium ISO Enter Keycap - this will be CNC machined with an anodised finished. The keycap is modelled from a GMK ISO Enter.

I have received a prototype (pictures below). Only issue is the stem is too loose.
This is my fault as I erred on the side of caution when designing since aluminium is not as forgiving as ABS on switch stems.
I have already sent off for a second prototype with dimensions that should work for this.
I have also increased the wall thickness to give the keycap some more heft.

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The expected price for these is 40 to 50 USD, if interest is super high this could definitely be lower!

Available colours TBD

THIS INTEREST CHECK IS OPEN FOR TWO WEEKS

IC FORM HERE https://forms.gle/C2BeRgqpsqm5G9sk9






Update: Colours

Confirmed Colours:

1) Black
2) Red
3) Blue
4) Green
5) Gold / Rose Gold - will be made clearer with a prototype.
6) Purple
7) Pink

For the second prototype I will be ordering one of each colour to have accurate colour samples come GB time.

Thanks!

UPDATE: Round Two of Prototype

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11 New prototypes in different colours, 1 is even a Brass keycap with a mirror polish finish!

The feedback for this has been very good and I am confident we will hit the MOQ of 100.

Pricing is looking to be in the region of
£35 GBP ($40 USD)  for Aluminium with anodised finish
£50 GBP ($60 USD)  for Brass with Mirror Polish

Pricing may change slightly as I am waiting on samples from two different factories. If the quality turns out to be far greater than this may raise the price by $5 USD. One of the other factories also offers PVD finishing which may be nice to explore.

Weight!

Aluminium is approx 7 grams, feels much more substantial than the original prototype which was only 4 grams.
Brass is approx 23 grams

Since I am confident that this will hit GB, I advise you to fill in the IC form if you are interested and you will receive an email when the GB goes live, which I Currently estimate to be late May early June.

Hope you are all staying safe and well,

Thanks for reading

George
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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ]
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 12:20:58 »
Oh yes, oh yes

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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ]
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 12:27:31 »
Oh yes, oh yes

That's the spirit!

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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ]
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 12:42:15 »
Me likey!!

Gonna do white???

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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ]
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 14:52:56 »
Will you be able to match the top surface corners better? Your top surface corners seem to be the same radius as the base corners, whereas on the GMK enter the corner radiuses are bigger on the top surface compared to the base.
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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ]
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 15:17:34 »
Will you be able to match the top surface corners better? Your top surface corners seem to be the same radius as the base corners, whereas on the GMK enter the corner radiuses are bigger on the top surface compared to the base.

Ideally yes, I've just got to rework my model to reflect it.

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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ]
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 15:27:38 »
As long as black is an available choice so I can match with my is0, I'm down :)
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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 20:04:45 »
Would love a black one as well, definitely keeping my eye on this one.

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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 04:10:30 »
I am in for white and a black.
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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 17:37:27 »
I am in for white and a black.

Yes! IC is up to 40 keycaps in the first 24 hours! Let's keep this going. Pretty sure this will reach GB stage!

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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 17:49:42 »
 :-*

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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 03 April 2020, 14:08:51 »

Update: Colours

Confirmed Colours:

1) Black
2) Red
3) Blue
4) Green
5) Gold / Rose Gold - will be made clearer with a prototype.
6) Purple
7) Pink

For the second prototype I will be ordering one of each colour to have accurate colour samples come GB time.

Thanks!


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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 16:19:17 »
UPDATE: Round Two of Prototype



11 New prototypes in different colours, 1 is even a Brass keycap with a mirror polish finish!

The feedback for this has been very good and I am confident we will hit the MOQ of 100.

Pricing is looking to be in the region of
£35 GBP ($40 USD)  for Aluminium with anodised finish
£50 GBP ($60 USD)  for Brass with Mirror Polish

Pricing may change slightly as I am waiting on samples from two different factories. If the quality turns out to be far greater than this may raise the price by $5 USD. One of the other factories also offers PVD finishing which may be nice to explore.

Weight!

Aluminium is approx 7 grams, feels much more substantial than the original prototype which was only 4 grams.
Brass is approx 23 grams

Since I am confident that this will hit GB, I advise you to fill in the IC form if you are interested and you will receive an email when the GB goes live, which I Currently estimate to be late May early June.

Hope you are all staying safe and well,

Thanks for reading

George
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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 06 May 2020, 16:20:25 »
Accidental post.

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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 03:32:38 »
Looks great! Looks like the corner radiuses I was concerned about have been fixed  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 04:25:54 »
Looks great! Looks like the corner radiuses I was concerned about have been fixed  :thumb:

They have!

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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 04:59:20 »
I wonder how heavy this is...

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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 05:37:16 »
Looking really nice

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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 08:51:32 »
I wonder how heavy this is...

Approx 7grams. 23 grams for the brass

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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 13:28:47 »
I would like to see the purple one! :p




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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 13:49:24 »
I would like to see the purple one! :p

No purple right now :(

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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 08 May 2020, 03:30:53 »
Yes! its okey to explore the PVD options  :eek:

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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 08 May 2020, 06:56:23 »
Can we get a noise profile on this. Looks awesome, also creates possibilities to laser engrave it

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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 08 May 2020, 12:37:16 »
Can we get a noise profile on this. Looks awesome, also creates possibilities to laser engrave it

I'll get some recordings done this weekend.  :) It does make a satisfying Thock!

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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 22:58:14 »
How about cerakoted? or some other coating?

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« Reply #25 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 11:00:57 »
Engraving would be a really nice touch.
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Re: [IC] Aluminium ISO Enter [ Aluminum ISO Enter ] Keycap
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 13:51:07 »
This IC has progressed to a Group Buy: please go direct to the group buy here https://preorders.opticboards.com/product/aluminium-iso-enter-keycap

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