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[GB] Tind: Series I [MANUFACTURING]
« on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 13:00:39 »


Read this release paper on Mekanisk.com.
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Series I
Colors: Ultramarine or Dark Gray
Cornerstone: Copper
Units: 100










This keyboard is 100% designed by, CADed by, manufactured by and fulfilled by Mekanisk. Specifically me, LeandreN.
PCB designed by Wilba.tech.

Purposeful design
Mekanisk will always be heading away from established design norms to create something unique. With the Tind, we mix mechanical engineering with Norwegian nature.
In the Tind, you can find the sharp beveled mountainous edges seamlessly enclosing the rest of the keyboard, on the inside and under(hidden) you find the new Mekanisk Gasket System, and the purposeful copper cornerstone which contains the serial number.


Information
Tind is a high-end keyboard with a custom moulded self-aligning gasket system. The plate has total isolation. You just build your board, connect the daughterboard, throw it in and fasten the top from the bottom with screws.

The design of this keyboard started in 2017, right after Fjell R1 finished shipping. It has been a top mount, gasket mount, bottom mount, gasket mount(again) and I think I have finally found the recipe for a good silicone gasket keyboard. I want to have this mounting system available to use in future Mekanisk keyboards, and to finally prove that the solution works, is a huge milestone for me because it allows me to integrate gaskets in a good way into future designs, and develop good designs, faster.

The keyboard uses 12 custom moulded bottom gaskets that support the plate from the bottom as well from the sides by letting the plate rest on them. This mean that no alignment is needed. There are 12 corresponding small silicone gaskets that push the plate down from the top at the same places and creates a firm grip for the plate. The plate is totally isolated from the rest of the case. The bottom silicone pieces are thicker than normal keyboard gaskets.

The plates are designed from the ground up to support the keyboard in the best possible way. These do not support switch top removal.

 

Specifications and features
  • 60% keyboard
  • 8 degree typing angle
  • Heavily chamfered edges with refined design
  • Low profile front height
  • Full gasket isolation mount and seamless design
  • New plate designs with mild relief cuts
  • Custom molded silicone pieces for the top, bottom and under.
  • USB-C Wilba PCB with a centered daughterboard
  • VIA compatible PCB
  • Each keyboard is serial numbered
This article is continues under the photos.

Renders










Factory photos






Prototypes and renders will differ from final product. There are already decided adjustments. Factory photos are low quality and will show artifacts not seen in real life.

ANODIZED COLORS
Ultramarine: Beautiful Pantone 3035C inspired color. Blue with a hint of green.

Dark grey: Not the standard “warm gray”. This is a dark, cool gray. (Same as R1 grey)

PLATE MATERIAL
Available in ISO or ANSI. Possible half plates in both material and layout options.

Sandblasted brass

Carbon fiber

 

RAFFLE SPOTS: 100
KIT PRICE: $400

 

IN THE KIT
Tind top piece (Ultramarine / Dark grey)

Tind bottom piece (Dark grey)

12x Custom Molded Mekanisk Silicone Gasket System bottom gaskets

12x Mekanisk Silicone Gasket System top gaskets

4x Custom Molded Mekanisk Viewfinder Silicone Bumpons

Mekanisk Gasket Plate in sandblasted brass / carbon fibre (+ $25) with ISO or ANSI layout support

WT60-? PCB with an USB-C daughterboard

All necessary screws and tools for assembly

Packaging
Custom EVA foam, double cardboard shipping box.


SHIPPING
Shipping will only be done via DHL Express directly from our factory. If you are in Norway, your order will be shipped from Norway. Shipping cost has increased in 2020, expect a higher shipping cost than you normally would. Your countries taxes are not included in the price unless you are in Norway.
 

WHEN
We are aiming for a late June raffle, with November shipping. The raffle will be announced beforehand, and will not come as a surprise.


FAQ
Why are there no blocked corners or winkeyless options?
We need to limit all options as much as possible for this keyboard, so for this round, only the standard layout will be available. The next round we will supply different options and might include both blocked corners and winkeyless layouts.

Will there be more color options?
Not this round.

What does gasket/isolation mount mean?
To me, it means that the plate is isolated from the rest of the case in some way. There are many different methods that are used to achieve this. We developed our own.

Weight
Approx 1400g with brass plate. Unbuilt.

The status of this project is added to MEKANISK.XYZ so you can keep yourself updated there.

Thank you for reading.

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Re: [GB] Tind: Series I - 60% Mekanisk Gasket Mount [RAFFLE 03.07.2020]
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 13:00:52 »
Reserved.

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Re: [GB] Tind: Series I - 60% Mekanisk Gasket Mount [RAFFLE 03.07.2020]
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 13:42:26 »
Approved :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Tind: Series I - 60% Mekanisk Gasket Mount [RAFFLE 03.07.2020]
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 13:43:55 »
glwgb
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Re: [GB] Tind: Series I - 60% Mekanisk Gasket Mount [RAFFLE 03.07.2020]
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 13:47:50 »
Here are some renders of the cornerstone. Real photos will be available before friday.





Also, read this.

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Re: [GB] Tind: Series I - 60% Mekanisk Gasket Mount [RAFFLE 03.07.2020]
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 13:58:20 »
Good luck to all participants!

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Re: [GB] Tind: Series I - 60% Mekanisk Gasket Mount [RAFFLE 03.07.2020]
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 13:58:40 »
I’m in!

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« Reply #7 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 14:03:54 »
sign me up

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Re: [GB] Tind: Series I - 60% Mekanisk Gasket Mount [RAFFLE 03.07.2020]
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 14:24:40 »
Will the PCB have a relief cut? 

Ultramarine is such a gorgeous color.


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« Reply #9 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 14:53:06 »

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Re: [GB] Tind: Series I - 60% Mekanisk Gasket Mount [RAFFLE 03.07.2020]
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 15:31:38 »
Will the PCB have a relief cut? 

Ultramarine is such a gorgeous color.

EDIT: No relief cuts like the WT60-D.
« Last Edit: Wed, 01 July 2020, 06:21:45 by LeandreN »

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« Reply #11 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 16:57:22 »
I want in!

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« Reply #12 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 17:10:37 »
looks awesome. still unsure if i would go brass or carbon plate though

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« Reply #13 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 17:51:20 »
I will start praying for good RNG! Definitely in :)

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Re: [GB] Tind: Series I - 60% Mekanisk Gasket Mount [RAFFLE 03.07.2020]
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 18:04:21 »
How do I get into the raffle?

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Re: [GB] Tind: Series I - 60% Mekanisk Gasket Mount [RAFFLE 03.07.2020]
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 18:16:07 »
will the raffle be a form posted here or from the store page?

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« Reply #16 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 18:24:41 »
I'm praying to RNG-sus so that I get a spot ><
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Re: [GB] Tind: Series I - 60% Mekanisk Gasket Mount [RAFFLE 03.07.2020]
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 19:00:56 »
I fee like a full Carbon Fiber plate would fee the best, but interested in your opinion on the feel and sound of full vs half and CF vs Brass with this board

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Re: [GB] Tind: Series I - 60% Mekanisk Gasket Mount [RAFFLE 03.07.2020]
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 19:33:16 »
How do I get into the raffle?

will the raffle be a form posted here or from the store page?

Google forms posted here(And everywhere else) on the given time and date.

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Re: [GB] Tind: Series I - 60% Mekanisk Gasket Mount [RAFFLE 03.07.2020]
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 06:23:08 »
I fee like a full Carbon Fiber plate would fee the best, but interested in your opinion on the feel and sound of full vs half and CF vs Brass with this board

I personally like CF better than brass, but both are good options in this board.
This is not a "gasket for flex" board, it is more like a gasket for sound and soft bottom out.
I haven't had a chance to experiement with half plates.

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Re: [GB] Tind: Series I - 60% Mekanisk Gasket Mount [RAFFLE 03.07.2020]
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 09:32:20 »
hey leandre, do you know how long it will be finished? thanks a lot, looking toward to get one :))))))


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« Reply #21 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 14:52:26 »
I was wondering what time the raffle would be held on July 3rd since the title only says the date. The board looks great, I hope luck is on my side!

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« Reply #22 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 15:26:13 »
hey leandre, do you know how long it will be finished? thanks a lot, looking toward to get one :))))))


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Shipping date in November.

I was wondering what time the raffle would be held on July 3rd since the title only says the date. The board looks great, I hope luck is on my side!

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20200703T160000&p1=187&p2=137&p3=179&p4=136&p5=240

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« Reply #23 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 17:10:09 »
I'm beyond excited for this. I lose every raffle, I really hope I win this one.

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« Reply #24 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 19:35:39 »
I'm beyond excited for this. I lose every raffle, I really hope I win this one.
I wish you good luck and hope you score one.   I'm definitely in the same boat.

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Re: [GB] Tind: Series I - 60% Mekanisk Gasket Mount [RAFFLE 03.07.2020]
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 02 July 2020, 18:49:58 »
Product page is updated and has a lot of pictures available.

https://mekanisk.com/collections/tind/products/tind

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Re: [GB] Tind: Series I - 60% Mekanisk Gasket Mount [RAFFLE 03.07.2020]
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 02 July 2020, 18:50:54 »

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« Reply #27 on: Thu, 02 July 2020, 19:27:27 »
Product page is updated and has a lot of pictures available.

https://mekanisk.com/collections/tind/products/tind


nice copper plate; a pleasant surprise

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« Reply #28 on: Thu, 02 July 2020, 19:41:29 »
I really hope I win this raffle. This boards looks incredible and it's designed by someone who can make a tray mount like no one else, so i can't wait to see what you can do with a gasket mount.

I do have a quick question. Will the plates and PCBs be readily available after the group buy. I am too scared to buy a board with only 1 plate and PCB, but if i knew they would be available in the future if needed it would be nice to save some cash up front.

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« Reply #29 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 01:19:13 »
Wow, what is a copper plate like?

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« Reply #30 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 01:24:28 »
Wow, what is a copper plate like?

Slightly more dense than brass.  Similar firmness or perhaps a bit more flexible (very slight difference here).  Pretty much like brass but a tad heavier.

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« Reply #31 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 01:27:26 »
Wow, what is a copper plate like?

Slightly more dense than brass.  Similar firmness or perhaps a bit more flexible (very slight difference here).  Pretty much like brass but a tad heavier.

Ooh, interesting! Thank you

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« Reply #32 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 06:44:24 »
My body is ready. I hope RNG-JC is too.

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« Reply #33 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 11:02:37 »

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« Reply #34 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 11:05:05 »
Good luck everyone! I'm hoping for all of you and of course me :D

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« Reply #35 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 11:23:07 »
Good luck everyone, hope you're having a particularly good one today. :)

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Re: [GB] Tind: Series I - 60% Mekanisk Gasket Mount [RAFFLE 03.07.2020]
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 11:29:58 »
Thanks for all the entries so far.

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« Reply #37 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 11:45:55 »
Lol I just lost out on buying an itx case, so hope this will work out. Can someone please just take my money today?

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« Reply #38 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 12:15:53 »
Entry submitted. I really hope I get lucky on this one. Assuming emails go out tomorrow? Will we get an email if we missed it or only the winners? Thanks for everything you do for the community. You are a true pioneer and I am particularly impressed with how you run the same board multiple times with slight revisions. It gets quite frustrating looking at a board and knowing that it's never going to be available again.

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« Reply #39 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 12:19:55 »
looks great, color is by far one of the best.

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« Reply #40 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 13:29:05 »
Good luck everyone, thanks to LeandreN and everyone involved in this raffle.

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« Reply #41 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 15:13:22 »
An awesome board, good luck to everyone who entered the raffle :thumb:

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« Reply #42 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 15:32:52 »
good luck everyone! hoping for my first raffle win :)

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« Reply #43 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 18:34:30 »
Results being sent out.   Good luck everyone.   I did not win.   Happy for those that did.
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« Reply #44 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 18:44:21 »
Finally something to be excited about
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« Reply #45 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 19:27:55 »
Congrats to everyone who won!

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« Reply #46 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 20:39:10 »
No dice.  Kinda bummed.   Not gonna lie.  Guess I’ll look forward to Tind II

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« Reply #47 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 22:28:32 »
Didn’t win either, but congrats to those who did. Enjoy your very special keyboard this winter!

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« Reply #48 on: Sat, 04 July 2020, 00:58:44 »
Didn’t win either.  :(

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Re: [GB] Tind: Series I - 60% Mekanisk Gasket Mount [RAFFLE 03.07.2020]
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 04 July 2020, 05:30:46 »
Hello.

I have sent out all the winning and losing mails.
If you haven't got one, contact support@mekanisk.co.

Unpaid spots will be reraffeled from the losers list.

Thank you so much!