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Offline Zlane

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[IC] MK-06
« on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 16:09:14 »
Introductions:
Hello everyone, this is the first time I ever post on Geekhack, before getting to the keyboard, I would like to introduced myself a little:
   I'm Zlane and I've been apart of the mechanical keyboard community since early 2019 when i bought my first mechanical keyboard, the gk61 and ever since then I've been really into custom mechanical keyboards, after sometime being in the hobby, I saw that there haven't been alot of special or unique keyboard designs being put out that I like, most are just rectangle on a slope or a brick, I think theres nothing wrong in simplicity, I still love simple boards like the tofu, the60, rama, salamander,... but after a while I got bored of those repetitive designs, after being inspired by boards such as the Lynn dolphin, the cod67, matrix noah, I have decided to learn about designing keyboards, to bring something new to the table, to make a board that can differentiate itself from the other boards. After a few months of learning, I have finally made a keyboard that I really liked, so that brought us today to my new keyboard design, the MK-06
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Inspirations:
This keyboard was inspired by Sci-fi spaceships and mecha designs in movies and anime and video games, with small details carved in to the weights to add depth to the design of the board
Keyboard Specs:
Mounting: Top mount
Angle: 8 degrees
One large weight with 3 accent weights on 2 side and on the back
Optional top corner blocker
Future plans:
Currently I have no plan of making a prototype or opening a gb of this keyboard anytime soon since I'm still in school and I will have to focus on my studies for the upcoming finals exams, if everything goes well, I might make a prototype of it and open a gb for this next year
« Last Edit: Mon, 25 May 2020, 08:30:47 by Zlane »

Offline oldcat

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 16:15:14 »
External reminds me of my Cod67 board. Overall a very cool concept! GL W the Project
« Last Edit: Sat, 23 May 2020, 16:17:02 by oldcat »

Offline bisoromi

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 16:16:54 »
looks neat glwic!
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Offline Oddstag

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 16:52:51 »
Looks really promising. Would love to see something like this in a gasket mount. If you do pursue it, obviously colour schemes based on famous mecha like Unit 01 and classic Gundam would look great.

Offline Zeelobby

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 17:37:29 »
Definitely very cool looking. Might be prohibitively expensive with all the cuts but it looks pretty awesome.

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Offline fropsie

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 17:37:44 »
Sick board, but the badge kind of ruins it.

Offline CrazyAssMonkey

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 17:40:55 »
I like it, but maybe instead of Mech-06 branding you could just use 06 or something similar like some sort of code name for the keeb.
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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 19:26:34 »
watching w interest
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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 19:37:42 »
This is a really cool concept, I do agree that all of the cuts will be pricey, but I applaud the effort. Good luck with school, and keep at this project, I hope to see it come to fruition.

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Offline steezkeez

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 21:08:55 »
looks promising, will be following intently!

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 21:14:54 »
This is real pretty.

Offline enjoidis

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 23 May 2020, 23:16:35 »
Mech is right, this board reminds me of Gundams 100%! Pretty sweet Zlane!  :thumb:

Offline fabijolo

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 00:11:34 »
I'd definitely be interested in this one!

Offline Zlane

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 00:19:20 »
Definitely very cool looking. Might be prohibitively expensive with all the cuts but it looks pretty awesome.

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Thanks for the suggestion! I'm not really sure about gasket mounts yet, currently I'm just trying to make sure the board works but I might look into gasket mount later

Offline LordOwen

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 00:48:26 »
This thing is gorgeous, and really speaks directly to my love of mecha... I really hope you make it to the GB stage, because I'll have my wallet out and ready!

Offline Romutulus

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 02:11:58 »
I do love this design. Will be following this. Hopefully this won't make a huge dent in my wallet if it makes it to GB.

Offline dollhouse

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 02:25:59 »
How can you tease then and then say its not going to be for GB  :-[

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 02:29:26 »
oh I love this

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Offline Zlane

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 03:26:44 »
How can you tease then and then say its not going to be for GB  :-[
Well it will be in the future but not now yet

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 04:10:32 »
I'd absolutely love this, Bonus points for colour designs based on D.va's mech, The zeta gundam or Suzaku's lancelot Albion.

Offline elmo

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 06:08:34 »
Is the badge supposed to be optional so it can be replaced with a switch?
If yes then I am a big fan of it.

Offline Zlane

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 10:57:49 »
Is the badge supposed to be optional so it can be replaced with a switch?
If yes then I am a big fan of it.
Yes it is like the blocker on the kbdfans 5 degrees

Offline interviewz

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 11:35:33 »
nice design

Offline AvoidingYou

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 14:59:07 »
I dig it! any possible rgb?

Offline Solotov

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 19:56:18 »
Excited to see the prototype  :thumb:
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Offline Shiraori

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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 05:49:15 »
That looks really good. An interesting concept. Looking forward to this keyboard coming out in the future!
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Re: [IC] MECH-06
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 06:35:50 »
Looks good, canít wait for the renders.

Offline kimchijody

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Re: [IC] MK-06
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 01:08:16 »
Mostly a lurker but had to post on this. Looks really great. Def get the mecha theme and it's very unique compared to other boards.

My main concern for this would be cost. I'm by no means a keyboard designer, manufacturer , or whatever so take my word with a grain of salt. But with so may chamfered edges and recessed areas this looks like it would be difficult and expensive to make. Additionally, the brass accents, while very very nice and I love them, would add to the cost. And more pieces means more potential logistical manufacturing problems. I see this easily being at least a $600+ board on the low end. Might want to consider either smoothing out the recessed areas (like the grills on the back and sides) or possibly integrating them in the case itself already. Just my two cents.

Also a question: Why name it Mech-06? Just curious as to the numbering. Also I read "MK-06" as "Mark-06" as in the 6th iteration.

Love the design. Good luck with the ic!

Offline hottrout

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Re: [IC] MK-06
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 02:42:20 »
Make sure it has a fast PCB so that I can use it as a gaming board and I am in.  The design looks great.  Also please add ISO, obviously.
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Re: [IC] MK-06
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 01 June 2020, 01:35:25 »
neat

Offline V0X3L

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Re: [IC] MK-06
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 01 June 2020, 03:46:57 »
Love the concept ! Hope to see it comes together one day !

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Re: [IC] MK-06
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 01 June 2020, 05:58:52 »
Make sure it has a fast PCB so that I can use it as a gaming board and I am in.  The design looks great.  Also please add ISO, obviously.
there is no such thing as a "fast pcb for gaming". that stuff is marketing bs that companies like razer and corsair make up.
if it's going to use a basic qmk powered atmega based pcb it will be fine.

Offline Zeelobby

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Re: [IC] MK-06
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 01 June 2020, 14:11:19 »
Make sure it has a fast PCB so that I can use it as a gaming board and I am in.  The design looks great.  Also please add ISO, obviously.
there is no such thing as a "fast pcb for gaming". that stuff is marketing bs that companies like razer and corsair make up.
if it's going to use a basic qmk powered atmega based pcb it will be fine.
Woa woa woa. I heard if the PCB was red in color it goes faster?

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Offline Jacki

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Re: [IC] MK-06
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 01 June 2020, 15:03:16 »
Looks really cool, it has a star wars ship look to it.

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Re: [IC] MK-06
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 01 June 2020, 22:28:32 »
Make sure it has a fast PCB so that I can use it as a gaming board and I am in.  The design looks great.  Also please add ISO, obviously.
there is no such thing as a "fast pcb for gaming". that stuff is marketing bs that companies like razer and corsair make up.
if it's going to use a basic qmk powered atmega based pcb it will be fine.
Woa woa woa. I heard if the PCB was red in color it goes faster?

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three times faster in fact

Offline iZac02

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Re: [IC] MK-06
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 01 June 2020, 23:08:46 »
Damn shame this aint being made cause its unique and fun

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Re: [IC] MK-06
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 02 June 2020, 02:37:16 »
Make sure it has a fast PCB so that I can use it as a gaming board and I am in.  The design looks great.  Also please add ISO, obviously.
there is no such thing as a "fast pcb for gaming". that stuff is marketing bs that companies like razer and corsair make up.
if it's going to use a basic qmk powered atmega based pcb it will be fine.


Yeah but make sure it's fast :)
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Offline Onnimar

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Re: [IC] MK-06
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 02 June 2020, 08:49:09 »
I love the design and I hope you decide to go ahead and get a prototype made in the future. I do see a few machining issues though if this were to be made which would need to be addressed beforehand.

Good luck with your exams!