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Offline darthcapn

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #50 on: Wed, 02 December 2020, 02:07:35 »
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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #51 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 20:17:07 »
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Thanks for the info - just fixed.

Offline kazoosco

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #52 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 11:17:37 »
Just updated the page with a link to my website and more information on group buy release date.

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #53 on: Sun, 24 January 2021, 23:46:41 »
FCFS or unlimited?

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #54 on: Mon, 25 January 2021, 21:40:37 »
FCFS or unlimited?
nvm, went on the website and looked hard.

Offline rpiguy9907

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #55 on: Tue, 26 January 2021, 08:06:29 »
Give me Alps plate option please :-)

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #56 on: Tue, 26 January 2021, 08:35:12 »
Give me Alps plate option please :-)
Supposedly he'll upload the plate online so you can mod it.

Offline kazoosco

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #57 on: Tue, 26 January 2021, 11:24:36 »
FCFS or unlimited?

It will be unlimited but I will be running it for a limited amount of time. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 2-3 weeks so that everyone that wants to join can get in.

Offline kazoosco

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 26 January 2021, 11:26:15 »
Give me Alps plate option please :-)
Supposedly he'll upload the plate online so you can mod it.

That's right - I'll be releasing the STEP files of the plate before launch of the keyboard on Github for anyone that is interested in making their own plate.

Offline Friendship

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #59 on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 16:05:57 »
I'm curious how high is the profile of the case around the keycaps for the aluminum version? On some renderings it looks like the bottom of the caps sit below that top surface by a mm or two and on the 3d printed protos they seem almost flush. Thanks!

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #60 on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 18:49:41 »
Can I mount the plate with the spacebar facing towards the top for a negative typing angle?

Offline kazoosco

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #61 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 11:34:52 »
I'm curious how high is the profile of the case around the keycaps for the aluminum version? On some renderings it looks like the bottom of the caps sit below that top surface by a mm or two and on the 3d printed protos they seem almost flush. Thanks!

The keycaps sit about 1-2 mm below the profile of the case, this is the same on both the 3D printed case and the aluminum. I made the render with the keycaps before I had made an actual prototype and could use them as reference.

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #62 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 11:36:45 »
Can I mount the plate with the spacebar facing towards the top for a negative typing angle?

Not on the aluminum, but I'm thinking of offering a no-slope and a negative slope option for the 3D printed case. If you would be interested in something like that, let me know and I can work on implementing that for the final options.

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #63 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 05:31:48 »
shipping cost estimates?

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #64 on: Thu, 04 February 2021, 19:53:36 »
In! Dig the vintage design, would love one in that off-white!

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #65 on: Fri, 05 February 2021, 11:56:06 »
so classical style reboot board

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #66 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 11:41:54 »
We have just announced a collaboration with Koobaczech over at Pearlboards.net to support 10u spacebars out of the box. I'll be selling a modified Plain60 PCB that has support for 10u, along with the ANSI Plate supporting it as well.

If you want to pick up a spacebar to go with your Modern F - now is the time! Head over to Pearlboards.net to get yours today!

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #67 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 15:24:01 »
Very cool :D

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #68 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 22:05:35 »
How much for the Plain60?

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #69 on: Sun, 28 February 2021, 00:33:32 »
10u...my lord, and i though the space bar on vintage M0110 was big.

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #70 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 05:44:05 »
The case is really cool and the design is superb. It sounds a bit hollow based on the instagram videos of the prototype. Will there be foam options/possibility to add your own foam?

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #71 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 19:25:09 »
How much for the Plain60?

Thinking about $50-60 for the PCB, should be listed before the keyboard even comes out, if you would like to pick one up. I'll be running a separate IC just for that as well. I can link to that after it's posted.

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #72 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 19:29:25 »
The case is really cool and the design is superb. It sounds a bit hollow based on the instagram videos of the prototype. Will there be foam options/possibility to add your own foam?

I do think a lot of the hollowness is attributed to the poor placement of the microphone in the sound tests, but I have been considering getting a foam-cutter (like Stupidfish or similar) to make some for this board.

Offline misononyan

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #73 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 20:34:20 »
god damn man, this is hot
thought the community would never get past corner blocker 65s lol

Offline Zakar1ya

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #74 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 16:36:56 »
This is such an exciting-looking board, look forward to the GB!

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #75 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 20:30:39 »
Interesting design, definitely want to see more. It would be great to hear more about the PCB and if you are working on Alps support. Are you mainly just trying to sell the case to fit standard 60% components? A proto of the actual machined version would be great since if it is just a case then a sound test would go a long way towards me wanting to buy. I give this the Digiorno frozen pizza rating.

Yeah this is just a case to fit standard 60% PCBs. The aluminum prototype has already been ordered! Should arrive in a few weeks and I'll have more to share then, including the launch of my website.

Excited to see the prototype! Its awesome you are offering a cheaper 3D printed option too, so its more accessible to everyone! I would 100% be down for a 3D printed standard 60% or hhkb (since hhkb style cases are harder to come by).


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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #76 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 14:58:03 »
UPDATE 3/22/21 | Both prototypes are at the finishing shops. The anodizing shop is one of the best in the country, and I can't want to show off their work. The powdercoating shop will be doing the off white and I'm very excited to see how that turns out as well. These protos should be back within another week or so, and expect another update then.

Packaging samples have been ordered and will be here in about 3 weeks. The keyboards will come in a hard case with custom cut foam (similar to a Pelican case). I can't wait to show off everything that I've been working on.

Another update is that I've opened a Discord server where you can come ask me questions directly or want to follow the project without following me on Insta. Link for that is below and on the top level post.

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Offline DaaDaa

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #77 on: Sat, 27 March 2021, 15:02:51 »
so cool. I think if you make some changes and go for 65% with ther same dimensions or maybe a few milimeters adjustments, you will get an ever more positive response. 65% is all the rage these days.

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #78 on: Thu, 29 July 2021, 08:17:24 »
UPDATE 7/28/21 | The last pieces of the puzzle are coming together! I'm currently waiting on the powder coating shop to coat my prototypes in Off White and Industrial Gray, so that I can see what the final product will look like.

After that, I'm going to be running a friends and family sale for 6 units. There will 2 Off White units, 2 Clear Anodize, 1 Industrial Gray, and one custom powdercoat for a friend. These boards will have a numbered weight, and a concealed Nick Kazoos signature. I will be sending the boards out to reviewers to build before they ship out to customers.

In about 2-3 months time (sorry about the delays, I'm trying to make sure all my ducks are in a row before I take anyone's money), I will be running the group buy. I aim to have them shipped out late this year / early next year to customers. 3D printed cases will ship out a bit faster.

Thank you for your time. I appreciate all that support the project through following along with the me on the journey!

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #79 on: Thu, 29 July 2021, 21:14:14 »
So cool. I'm super excited to see how this project is coming man, you're awesome. Any thought to either alternate colored "F" badges, like the color of the cases, but so you could mix and match them (industrial gray case, with beige badge or something) or even alternate badge designs? Personally, I really like your "K&Co" label, and would think that would make a cool badge.

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #80 on: Thu, 29 July 2021, 21:16:34 »
So cool. I'm super excited to see how this project is coming man, you're awesome. Any thought to either alternate colored "F" badges, like the color of the cases, but so you could mix and match them (industrial gray case, with beige badge or something) or even alternate badge designs? Personally, I really like your "K&Co" label, and would think that would make a cool badge.

That's a great idea. I've been playing with a second group buy after the keyboard is launched for extra plate options and alternate badges. It's definitely in the books

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #81 on: Thu, 29 July 2021, 21:30:34 »
Take my money.

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #82 on: Fri, 30 July 2021, 01:58:27 »
So cool. I'm super excited to see how this project is coming man, you're awesome. Any thought to either alternate colored "F" badges, like the color of the cases, but so you could mix and match them (industrial gray case, with beige badge or something) or even alternate badge designs? Personally, I really like your "K&Co" label, and would think that would make a cool badge.

That's a great idea. I've been playing with a second group buy after the keyboard is launched for extra plate options and alternate badges. It's definitely in the books

Oh, i know brother! I've been staying up to date as much as i can. Probably going to get an HHKB 3d print this round, (in case the world ends, and there is no round 2) and an aluminum HHKB on R2 and this is definitely a board I wouldn't mind having 2 of..

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #83 on: Sat, 31 July 2021, 11:42:41 »
Nice progress, watching with interest.
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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #84 on: Sun, 01 August 2021, 20:58:03 »
Been following this on IG for some time now, watching the progress has been fun.

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #85 on: Mon, 02 August 2021, 08:46:55 »
I'd like the alu version, but i have to go for the 3D one, becasue  the HHKB layout is just so pretty to me.
I'd go for an aluminium HHKB but I really don't have any interest in spending any worthwhile amount of money on a 3D printed case.

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« Reply #86 on: Mon, 02 August 2021, 14:27:12 »
I'd like the alu version, but i have to go for the 3D one, becasue  the HHKB layout is just so pretty to me.
I'd go for an aluminium HHKB but I really don't have any interest in spending any worthwhile amount of money on a 3D printed case.
150$ (i think that what it's supposed to be) isn't so bad, but i'm going to be sanding, filling, and painting mine, so it won't have that ugly 3d print look. If i wasn't going to do that, i'd agree 100%.
Word is, an aluminum HHKB case is in the works for R2. So you could wait for that.

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #87 on: Mon, 02 August 2021, 14:34:40 »
I have an F AT but when I tried to build it     
It was being mean to me and  decided it did not want to close

So i didnt build it
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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #88 on: Thu, 12 August 2021, 11:06:44 »
I am a bit confused on some of the language above - will a 60% Alps PCB fit in the Modern F case or must a custom printed PCB be manufactured in order to use Alps switches in the Modern F?

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #89 on: Thu, 12 August 2021, 11:09:36 »
I am a bit confused on some of the language above - will a 60% Alps PCB fit in the Modern F case or must a custom printed PCB be manufactured in order to use Alps switches in the Modern F?

Any standard 60% PCB will fit in this case. But if you plan on using an ALPS PCB with this board, it will require a new plate. I'll be releasing the plate files along with the keyboard

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« Reply #90 on: Thu, 12 August 2021, 12:18:45 »
I am a bit confused on some of the language above - will a 60% Alps PCB fit in the Modern F case or must a custom printed PCB be manufactured in order to use Alps switches in the Modern F?

Any standard 60% PCB will fit in this case. But if you plan on using an ALPS PCB with this board, it will require a new plate. I'll be releasing the plate files along with the keyboard

Okay, that makes sense.  Thanks so much for the clarification Kazoos!  I am super excited about this project; I got into vintage keyboards for my pandemic hobby but the Modern F caught my eye and is the only group buy I am interested in this year.

I am very much interested in an option for a blank front badge; though even if you're not able to offer that, I love that the badge is removable/replaceable.

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« Reply #91 on: Mon, 16 August 2021, 09:52:48 »
Definitely interested. Always looking for modern cases with actual bezels!

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #92 on: Thu, 18 November 2021, 16:19:03 »
Any update on this?

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #93 on: Thu, 18 November 2021, 20:07:02 »
hate to be the guy but is this still a thing? I would like to have one of these... unless its just a old threads being revived by someone.... :-[

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #94 on: Thu, 18 November 2021, 20:36:24 »
I know, I have been watching it for a little while now, I think he is still working on it, personally, I think this keyboard is so cool looking, I love the modern take on an old board, I really just like those muted yellow-white tinted colors, forget the exact name for it.

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« Reply #95 on: Fri, 19 November 2021, 09:19:12 »
As a noob how easy would this be to get working? RE: PCB, can I buy any 60% on the market or does it need to be specific types?

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #96 on: Fri, 19 November 2021, 17:24:26 »
hate to be the guy but is this still a thing? I would like to have one of these... unless its just a old threads being revived by someone.... :-[
Website says "coming soon" and I haven't seen anything to indicate a buy has already happened - https://www.kazoosco.com/

I've been waiting for another board in January, but if this one comes first I would probably just bite.

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« Reply #97 on: Sat, 20 November 2021, 00:45:03 »
hate to be the guy but is this still a thing? I would like to have one of these... unless its just a old threads being revived by someone.... :-[
Website says "coming soon" and I haven't seen anything to indicate a buy has already happened - https://www.kazoosco.com/

I've been waiting for another board in January, but if this one comes first I would probably just bite.

ah thank you, I appreciate this!

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #98 on: Fri, 03 December 2021, 21:43:07 »
Let me just chime in as somebody else who is watching this project.

I have a split-spacebar DZ60 already built with BOX Pink clicky switches that I would love to transfer straight into this case.  Need bezels to give it some physical presence!

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Re: [IC] Modern F | Top Mount 60% Case
« Reply #99 on: Fri, 03 December 2021, 22:33:57 »
Let me just chime in as somebody else who is watching this project.

I have a split-spacebar DZ60 already built with BOX Pink clicky switches that I would love to transfer straight into this case.  Need bezels to give it some physical presence!

Hope you haven't soldered it yet, just sayin'