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Offline CoolMike

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Hubble65  - designed by Mechs & Co.


Google Form - https://forms.gle/ccfsNNEFUnPhGTpD9

We are proud to present the Hubble65 by Mechs & Co. This board was inspired by the Hubble Space Telescope and the revolutionary engineering genius that was achieved by mankind in its design and function. We want the Hubble65 to pay homage to the Hubble Telescope. Consisting of a high quality two piece aluminum body with a drop in brass weight, we wanted to offer an isolation mounted 65% keyboard built with some of the finest materials we could acquire. Manufacturing will be done by Salvun combined with a Wilba PCB offering both solder and hotswap options.







Features

Quantity
We have increased the quantity from 100 to 200 due to demand
We are also planning on having extras however there is no solid number at this time

Case Angle
5.5 degree typing angle
 
Mounting Method
Isolation Mounted (PORON Gaskets)

Case Material
 Aluminum body

Colors
 Black Hole (Matte Black), Lunar Gray (Titanium Gray), and Crimson Moon (Bordeaux)

PCB
Wilba WT65 Solder or Hotswap PCB with USB-C daughterboard, VIA and QMK compatible

Plate Materials
Aluminum or Brass

Weight
 Interchangeable Brass weight

Layout Options

Solder


Hotswap



Updates

7-5-2020

Updated PCB model with ISO support
Realigned 1990 top-right engraving

7-9-2020
Updated quantity under features list
In the process of ordering a prototype




Gallery

Renders by: Kingk22
https://kingk22.xyz/




Black Hole (Matte Black)
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GMK Apollo






Lunar Gray (Titanium Gray)
x
GMK Sharkbait






Crimson Moon (Bordeaux)
x
GMK Jamon












Vendor Info

Mechs & Co. located in the United States.
https://mechsandco.com/


Pricing

TBA



Special Thanks

A huge thank you to the following people that have helped us over the course of the designing of the Hubble65.

Yoni Wolf: Part of the Mechs & Co team, lead designer.
Crykn, The creator of the Dawn: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=102293.0
The Keycult Team: https://keycult.com/ 
Wilba.Tech: https://wilba.tech/
Helen Pan: https://www.behance.net/helenpan
octix: for providing us with the Apollo Deskmat, Lost in Space. https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104800.0

The entire Mechs & Co. team.

Follow us!

Discord: https://discord.gg/a8XpG9R
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mechsandco/
Website: https://mechsandco.com/


« Last Edit: Tue, 14 July 2020, 22:18:04 by CoolMike »

Offline CoolMike

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 00:38:39 »
Reserved.

Offline BrainBunker

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 00:42:24 »
Oh my goodness, that’s very nice.

Offline NathanCVII

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 00:43:23 »
Dam, this looks amazing.

Offline dRnRcRr

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 00:44:53 »
I'm in just take my money now

Offline woyaodapian

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 00:49:09 »
how to say no when my birthday is in 1990. very nice board. red is hawt.

On closer inspection, can the numbers be spaced out proportionately to each others? the top and bottom numbers looks a little off.
« Last Edit: Sun, 05 July 2020, 01:00:49 by woyaodapian »


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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 00:49:25 »
Absolutely sign me up.

Offline crestia

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 00:53:52 »
had to register for an account to say i'm really interested in this.

love the design cues and inspiration.

Offline johnnysstash

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 00:54:39 »
Great work, I'm in!

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 00:56:58 »
That weight engraving is just perfect. I'm in for one. glwic

Offline TofuOrganic

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 01:01:48 »
Will be keeping an eye on this for sure!

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 01:04:01 »
ne proto avail?
Obsessed with 60%

Offline CoolMike

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 01:13:07 »
Added Google form as it was left off the initial post.


how to say no when my birthday is in 1990. very nice board. red is hawt.

On closer inspection, can the numbers be spaced out proportionately to each others? the top and bottom numbers looks a little off.

We will look into it, thank you for pointing that out.

ne proto avail?

Prototype order will be place within the next week.

Offline meeras

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 01:23:18 »
this looks great

Offline SekaiJutsu

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 01:34:45 »
Looks like a banger board!

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 02:25:09 »
gimme

Offline paulgali

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 03:18:23 »
These 65% with blocker are very appealing to the eye. Would you consider compact without the blocker, however?

Offline pixelpusher

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 03:35:45 »
so, uh... did Wibla accept the job before you posted this?  :eek:

Sorry, I had to bring it up.  If you don't get it, don't worry.

But this project looks very nice to me. Interested and following along for updates.

Offline jack47

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 04:30:42 »
That's clean. Im in

Offline getlazy

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 04:36:11 »
looks awesome. Any chance for ISO layout happening? No doubt you can move the 100 units anyways but its still something I would appreciate

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 04:44:35 »
Do you plan to have proxies for Eu or ship them yourselves?

Offline gobowau

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 06:12:27 »
This looks so good. I hope I can get this keyboard


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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 07:08:07 »
Looks good

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 07:36:56 »
looks awesome. Any chance for ISO layout happening? No doubt you can move the 100 units anyways but its still something I would appreciate

Also interested to know about ISO

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 08:17:54 »
Great color options, awesome engraving. Really looking forward to more on this.

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 08:41:00 »
Not a fan of the 910 style blocker TBH, but you might have me on this one. The design is a classic one & the theme is right up my alley, love the weight with the Hubble engraving! GL with this going forward!

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 09:11:22 »
Will this be a raffle-style GB?

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 09:43:48 »
Looks like a very nice board!

Would personally prefer a 910 or Iron165 style badge instead of engraving, I think it looks a bit plain as is

Also - did you reach out to Wilba before posting this? He tends to typically not work with newer designers

Offline Clay333

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 09:52:17 »
Beautiful board. I will definitely keep my eye on it.

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 10:52:21 »
nice, wish the front engraving was something more interesting

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 12:53:35 »
this is a nice board!

would it be possible to consider colored infills for the engravings? as it stands it some what too discreet, although i would imagine that there are some who may like such a look.


Offline DastardlyDuchess

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 13:36:31 »
Love it, definitely excited about this.

Offline RossLocke18

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 14:35:44 »
Looks fantastic!!! I love all things outer space. I shouldn't be spending any more money on 65s but to hell with it lol. Only suggestion I would make it to have the engraving changed to interchangeable badges, copper, brass etc. In case people really want the date to pop or to be more subtle. Will definitely keep my eye out on this :)

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 16:37:59 »
I'm in love with the Apollo set and this board is made for it. A gift from the heavens.

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 16:49:42 »
looks stunning, but sadly no iso enter option :/

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 18:12:09 »
I'm a newbie who was going to get a Tofu, but this honestly is one of the nicest cases i've seen yet. Definitely interested! It ticks all the boxes for me: low typing angle, hot-swap, arrow keys, win key & alu. If the price isn't extortionate (like everything else in the hobby) i'll definitely buy.

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 19:02:03 »
really like but but the logo throws it off. anyway to make it a brass or gold colored badge? id be so in. or possibly moving it  to the page up/down and just losing those keys. im personally not a fan of that location. maybe we can see this option in the IC?

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 19:41:51 »
Also - did you reach out to Wilba before posting this? He tends to typically not work with newer designers

wondering if they are designing the case to fit keycult pcb that was designed by wilba. not sure if wilba needs to give permission. but they do list keycult under their team/credits so there must be some agreement to buy/use keycult stock.

what's the timeline for this project. the other project is still in ic for almost approaching a year.

the red/bordeaux color is fire.
« Last Edit: Sun, 05 July 2020, 19:43:27 by nsyinc »

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 20:54:53 »
this looks great! very interested and looking forward to more information

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard - Updated 7/5/2020
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 21:31:04 »
These 65% with blocker are very appealing to the eye. Would you consider compact without the blocker, however?

Currently there are no plans for a compact without a blocker.


looks awesome. Any chance for ISO layout happening? No doubt you can move the 100 units anyways but its still something I would appreciate

looks awesome. Any chance for ISO layout happening? No doubt you can move the 100 units anyways but its still something I would appreciate

Also interested to know about ISO

looks stunning, but sadly no iso enter option :/

Updated PCB support for ISO.


Will this be a raffle-style GB?

Due to the overwhelming interest this will more than likely be a raffle.


Looks like a very nice board!

Would personally prefer a 910 or Iron165 style badge instead of engraving, I think it looks a bit plain as is

Also - did you reach out to Wilba before posting this? He tends to typically not work with newer designers


This is indeed confirmed with Wilba.

We are happy with the current design and the feedback thus far on the Google form has been in favor of it.


this is a nice board!

would it be possible to consider colored infills for the engravings? as it stands it some what too discreet, although i would imagine that there are some who may like such a look.



Thank you, we aren't offering an infill option right now.


really like but but the logo throws it off. anyway to make it a brass or gold colored badge? id be so in. or possibly moving it  to the page up/down and just losing those keys. im personally not a fan of that location. maybe we can see this option in the IC?

Looks fantastic!!! I love all things outer space. I shouldn't be spending any more money on 65s but to hell with it lol. Only suggestion I would make it to have the engraving changed to interchangeable badges, copper, brass etc. In case people really want the date to pop or to be more subtle. Will definitely keep my eye out on this :)

Also - did you reach out to Wilba before posting this? He tends to typically not work with newer designers

wondering if they are designing the case to fit keycult pcb that was designed by wilba. not sure if wilba needs to give permission. but they do list keycult under their team/credits so there must be some agreement to buy/use keycult stock.

what's the timeline for this project. the other project is still in ic for almost approaching a year.

the red/bordeaux color is fire.


The 1990 is in line with the theme around the Hubble telescope and based on the feedback we've seen so far we won't be changing the top right engraving.
Also I am not sure which project you are referring to?





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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard - Updated 7/5/2020
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 21:36:16 »
Kb of 2020 right here.

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« Reply #41 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 22:52:37 »
Oh. My. God. Its beautiful. Hoping I can get one with only 100 being made! This looks end game for me.

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 06 July 2020, 04:10:13 »
how to say no when my birthday is in 1990
Was just about to say.

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« Reply #43 on: Mon, 06 July 2020, 06:17:05 »

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard - Updated 7/5/2020
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 06 July 2020, 07:29:39 »

looks awesome. Any chance for ISO layout happening? No doubt you can move the 100 units anyways but its still something I would appreciate

Updated PCB support for ISO.

Will this be a raffle-style GB?

Due to the overwhelming interest this will more than likely be a raffle.



absolute legend :)   -  IŽll definitely will try my luck

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard - Updated 7/5/2020
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 07 July 2020, 00:23:57 »
Super nice.

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« Reply #46 on: Tue, 07 July 2020, 06:54:29 »
I gotta join this raffle. 1990 kid here, too. I'm in.

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard - Updated 7/5/2020
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 07 July 2020, 13:18:49 »
Welp, I'm in.

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard - Updated 7/5/2020
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 07 July 2020, 16:15:06 »
Any expectations for dates assuming you get sufficient numbers for the interest check?

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Re: [IC] Hubble65 - Gasket Mounted 65% Keyboard - Updated 7/5/2020
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 07 July 2020, 16:42:28 »
Sounds really good, signed up. Any estimates on quantity and dates?