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Offline ilouis_07

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updates:
1st of July GB finished. we received 1100+ responses in 10+ mins, sold out 620 spots in few mins and WE CRASHED GOOGLE FORM SERVER
                                       I am working on payment.
                                       If you didn't get it, you still have a chance to get it from TaehaHype Stream. Please follow Taeha's schedule:)
                                       Here is the checklist for you:CheckList

Hey everyone,


Primus is a 75% size customized keyboard kit. From the appearance, it has a perfectly symmetrical design. It adopts a mature standard primary key design and is available in WK or WKL in the top case. The bottom case partially covered by top case and weight, we still have many mixes and match colorways to meet your needs. The tail-like shape weight is one of my most satisfying design points. With the basic simple lines here and curved lines there, it adds more elegance to the overall design. In the internal structure, the sandwich isolating plate + fully customized gasket design is used.

we have prepared this kit for 1 year and today we present to you the big and final update for Primus.



Primus GB Details:

GB Time: 1st July 10am SGT to 12th July midnight SGT.
Countdown Timer


Available Kits: 620 kits initial
                     and
                     some extra spots for TAEHA Stream (Open during the streaming period)

Lead time: 3 months for production.
                1 month for QC and shipment.

How to join the GB?
We are going to use Google form (traditional method for GB).
Form Entrance
I will open it at 10:00:00 AM SGT 1st/July/2020. You can ONLY edit the submission before 10:35 AM(1st of July).

Buyer needs to fill in:

1. Your shipping address.
2. Your specs for primus.
After we received your submission, we will send a confirmation email to you.
In the email, there is a CHECKLIST for you to check your primus details. And how much you need to pay, with the payment link.

Once we received the payment, we will update your payment status in CHECKLIST.

FAQ:
1. How many kits can one person buy?
No limits.

2. Where does the kit ship from?
Due to the COVID, we may ship it from China using FedEx. Or ship from Singapore using DHL Express.

3. How much is the shipping cost?
For the shipping price, 60% off for DHL Express (SG) or 80% off for FedEx (CN). But I am still negotiating with DHL to get better price. If you are asking a number, currently 50 USD from CN to USA. (4kg Parcel) and we will fight for the best shipping for everyone😊

4. What is the secret color?
You wonít know until you open the parcel:p

5. How many layouts for top case?
2 layouts: WK and WKL
(please note that we are not offering blocker-less top case)

6. What are the specs for PCB?
Powered by QMK, with type C connector, will support VIA.

7. Do you offer ISO plate in the GB?
Yes, we do. You can choose the plate layout when you fill in the google form.

8. What payment we accept?
Credit Card, Google pay, Shopify pay, etc. (No PayPal)

Primus
by NexusProject
Designed by Thesiscamper
in Collaboration with iLouis_07
The name comes from Latin, meaning "first"


New Design*The Exploded View


New Module*Core Module


New Artwork*Circuit Work


New Team*Nexus Project


Specs:
1. Use 6063 aluminum material
2. Isolating Gasket structure
3. Typing slope of 8 degrees
4. Type C port PCB (Designed by TGR, it supports Bootmapper, and will import QMK later, VIA also)
5. Three microlaser punching indicators. (between the ESC and F1)
6. Multi-Color Anodizing and E-Coating (all customized color)
7. Stainless Steel for Core Module, with a polished finish and black lasering text.
8. Top case available in Standard and WKL.

Price:
The Group Buy offer standard kit with $399 , upgrade plan and extras:
Standard Kit includes:
top case       x1(alum, WK or WKL)
plate             x1(alum or pc, ANSI/ISO)
bottom case  x1(alum)
core module  x1(ss)
weight          x1(alum)
Gasket          x many(with extra)
Screws          x many(with extra)
PCB               x1

Upgrade Plan:
Upgrade to Brass Plate: +15 USD
Upgrade to Brass Weight: +75 USD
Upgrade to SS weight: +145 USD

Extras:
Extra PCB 45 USD
Extra Alum/PC Plate 30 USD
Extra Brass Plate 45 USD

Top and bottom cases available in aluminum(anodized).
Plate available in aluminum and brass. (alum in anodized, brass in sandblasted+coated)
Weight available in aluminum, brass and Stainless Steel. (alum in anodized, brass in sandblasted+coated, ss in mirror polished)
Core module default in Stainless Steel(ss in mirror-polished + black lasering text).

The short FAQ here:
Why I cannot buy extra weight?
The packaging box is customized for 1 kit, it is very hard for us to do the packaging work if there are 2 weights.

Why I cannot do 2 boxes, one for main kit and one for extras?
international shipping is very expensive, I am trying to make super secure packaging box as smaller as I can, to save customer shipping fee.

Layouts:


Colors:

Red
Purple
Navy
Cyan
Cool Grey
Pink
Classic Black
E White
E Yellow

Renders:





by thesiscamper









by iLouis_07

Prototype:
Updated on May 22th.

Last but not least,
Stay safe, stay home and stay healthy
best regards,
Louis

Updates:
1. We have received many PMs about ISO plate, so we are going to do it with MOQ 25.
2. I always want to create something new to this community, something more user friendly for the group-buy.
We have worked on it a few months ago and today we want to present it to you:

The Primus Color Matching Website
----------------------------------------------
Main website/Main server:
https://primus.nexusproject.store/#/
Second server:
http://gawa.gitee.io/primus/#/

Prototype arrived:
Core Module:




Laser Engraved on Polished SS weight(Testing only, GB batch doesn't the circut trace)



Navy+ Black + Red



Grey+White+Red


Navy with polished SS weight




4 Top Cases:


Half View:










Side View:










You can fill in our email list to receive the latest Primus updates on time, especially when we announce the GB date:
https://forms.gle/91W42NcFVVMusgaC8
« Last Edit: Wed, 01 July 2020, 02:27:38 by ilouis_07 »

Offline toastyAU

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 22:57:19 »
loving it louis :) **** is delicious, and i don't even like 75s
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Offline naked_and_jameson

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 23:03:03 »
Gorgeous. Pumped for this.

Offline fakedSkill

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 23:04:56 »
This looks amazing! Love the details!

Offline chakkii

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 23:06:08 »
If I remember correctly there was decent demand for ISO in the first interest check and poll, so no ISO support is final?

Offline bow3i

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 23:08:25 »
Any plans to include a PC or FR4 plate?

Offline alwayswarren

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 23:09:49 »
Yea I'm in

Offline Kasterborous

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 23:13:22 »
Oh hell yea it's coming!

Offline skrunk

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 23:16:34 »
been watching this board for quite some time now, happy to see it finished

will be waiting for your gb

Offline baammm

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 23:50:48 »
Very interested. Can't wait for a typing test

Offline octix

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 23:50:59 »
Holy! This is one amazing board


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Offline DetectiveNio

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 00:02:31 »
Volcano was the best gasket board I ever typed on. Can't wait for this

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Offline hyppialonso

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 00:27:09 »
what is the weight difference (in term of g) between  alu weight / brass weight / ss weight?

Offline A.Belousov

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 00:39:54 »
This KB is awesome. There is no any info about the pcb.

Offline Zeelobby

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 00:42:28 »
Well. This just jumped to the top of my 75 list.

Offline neutralstate

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 00:53:01 »
Louis, will this be going through iLumKB? If so, any SGD price?

Offline Nostril

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 00:58:28 »
Oooh, glad to see this one finally becoming available! Definitely going to try and get one of these.

Offline Afteryou

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 01:04:56 »
So excited for this!
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Offline wirex

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 01:12:52 »
any chance for a Canadian proxy like DeskHero??

Offline Brammm87

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 01:14:30 »
I'm in. I've been wanting a 75% for a while and had my eye on the 7V but think I'd rather get this.  I've been looking for a board to put SA By The Sea on, I'm thinking E White top and cyan accent on the bottom, though I wonder how well the colors will match.
pls gief bbv2

Offline Hanabi

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 01:39:59 »
Loving the design!

Offline Butterbeer

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 01:52:28 »
Price for Stainless Steel Weight? I'm assuming that's the whole accent on the very bottom of the board?

Offline renatalidiane

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 03:13:42 »
I'll be waiting for your GB.

Offline jortzii

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 05:17:49 »
Itís going to be hard to avoid getting this board. Canít wait to lean about the sekrit color ;)
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Offline Adelscott

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 05:37:37 »
Would love to join, but sadly, since there's no ISO support I won't  :'(

Offline rondg

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 06:32:49 »
Couple of questions
1. Will the pcb that will come with this GB support QMK in the future or will there be a separate pcb release/GB for QMK?
2. Can you run it on the 2nd week or last week of May?  :p

Offline Lenux

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 06:45:15 »
Hey ! I love the design, well its my first 75 choice now.

Im going to keep following this project further thanks !

Offline Surefoot

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 07:07:20 »
Plate files for ISO users ? This used to be an option in the previous IC...

Offline SwitchKeys

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 07:12:07 »
Yep. Sold.

Offline dietonto

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 07:16:45 »
love this design!

Offline Cy4n

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 07:36:18 »
I love it!! Primus is best 75% keyboard in me.

Offline Pachriksu

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 08:14:22 »
I love this. What are the default color combos going to be? I need that black or white with pink

Edit: Just saw that we can mix and match colors. That's great  :D
« Last Edit: Fri, 10 April 2020, 10:13:16 by Pachriksu »

Offline Vox_PT

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 08:36:46 »
This looks great.  :)

Do you already have proxies planned? Any info on a EU distributor, like MyKeyboard or CandyKeys?

Offline baoduy23

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 09:13:54 »
Okay my 75% End Game is here

Offline Jaltr

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 09:32:58 »
Loving the symmetry. I'm in for this.

Edit: Nvm, not symmetrical but still in nonetheless
« Last Edit: Fri, 10 April 2020, 15:03:31 by Jaltr »

Offline xoppel

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 09:58:41 »
Yes!

Offline beekey

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 10:16:05 »
Loving this! I was in the KN2.10≤  GB and it was one of the best run GBs I participated in! Using it almost every day! :thumb:
Now the hard choice of selecting colours for this one. :)

Offline hkiri

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 11:42:58 »
No ISO FeelsBadMan

Offline ninlawen

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 13:35:46 »
Quote
weight          x1(alum)

Feels weird to call an aluminum backplate a weight...

Offline Zeelobby

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 13:41:18 »
Quote
weight          x1(alum)

Feels weird to call an aluminum backplate a weight...
I mean you could build without it? Might be wobbly.

Offline synthtastic

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 13:49:45 »
This looks fantastic. How would color picking / matching work? Would we have to buy base set kits, and add extras on top to get for example a yellow middle?

Offline -Jerry-

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 13:51:57 »
Quote
weight          x1(alum)

Feels weird to call an aluminum backplate a weight...
Yeah, it occurred to me that having an aluminium weight in an aluminium base seems a bit odd. You may as well save the machining and make a version without a weight at all.
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Offline Mr.Elli0t

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 14:34:16 »
I'm in!  :eek: Can't wait to see the prototypes!

Offline axisean1

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 15:49:57 »
this might have to be my first 75%

Offline PocketAces

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 17:26:42 »
Okay, THIS is the one


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Offline leunglambs

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 19:30:36 »
Interested!!!

Offline deathwalker113

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 20:11:49 »
Finally !!!

Offline Novafish

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 11 April 2020, 02:55:56 »
That gundam tender though

Offline chriszhu

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 11 April 2020, 09:37:55 »
So nice!

Offline Kavik

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Re: [IC] Primus, by NexusProject.(Reborn and Final Version)
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 11 April 2020, 14:36:40 »
Nice to see this coming along. I've been following this eagerly for a year. Now to decide which colors...

Any idea how much of a price increase there will be for the upgraded options (stainless steel weight, brass weight, brass plate)?
Maybe they're waiting for gasmasks and latex to get sexy again.

The world has become a weird place.