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Offline Bregoli

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[IC] Swiss | Proto Ordered!
« on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 10:30:47 »



Introducing Swiss:
a HHKB POM keyboard that looks like...  Cheese?

ALU Proto ordered, Pom prototype will be ordered if I like the ALU one.
More accurate color render:


Renders:
Pom:




Aluminium and Weight Design:






Layout and PCB:





Thank you to Melinda Birkenstock for the PCB!
PCB will be Hotswap and QMK Compatible


IC Form and discord:
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Specifications:
  • Mount: Top Mount
  • Angle: 6 Degrees
  • Material: Pom and Alu
  • Plate Material: Pom and Brass (check IC Form)
  • Weight: Brass
  • Foam for between the case and bottom to reduce hollowness!
  • Universal/ aio3 Daughter board.
  • Pom version will have metal screw holes to reduce/eliminate stripping
  • Colors: Yellow
  • Price: ~300 Euros

FAQ:
  • Is this a joke? No!
  • Pom cnc'd or molded? It will be cnc'd!
  • GB spots: TBD
  • Why forced HHKB? Everything else looks bad! Also I need the blockers for the holes.
  • Will there be any other colors? No.
  • Protos? Ordered!

Vendors:

Candy Keys & Daily clack for now. US still searching.


Manufacturer
Keebwerk!

Signature:
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[url=https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=108522.0][img width=282 height=120]https://i.imgur.com/9xGEIJ1.jpg[/img][/url]

Thanks:


  • Candykeys for being on board since day 1!
  • FreshFromTheGrave for the Idea!
  • Honk Honk

  • Updated Info!
  • For certain reasons, I will only be able to offer white POM plates. The Case will still be yellow though!
« Last Edit: Thu, 15 October 2020, 05:10:09 by Bregoli »

Offline ergusto

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 10:36:13 »
IC form didn't take email? Is that intentional?

Offline scrps

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 10:38:22 »
should've been named cheeseboard smh :(

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 10:39:43 »
IC form didn't take email? Is that intentional?

I don't see a need for it! You can stay up to date on my discord or on this IC :D

Offline jAngeles

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 10:41:51 »
cheesy

Offline Mattelec

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 10:44:41 »
What a PITA to machine in both materials, better 3D print it

Offline shota_irl

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 10:51:20 »
cheesy
dangerously cheesy

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Offline yoot

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 10:52:32 »
this seems like it will be very expensive and hard to qc....


Offline deepmail

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 10:55:27 »
Could you...perhaps offer a grey color? I love the cheese, but a moon keyboard might also be cool. Either way I might have to cop.

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 10:56:26 »
this seems like it will be very expensive and hard to qc....

Nothing confirmed price wise but less expensive than everyone thinks!

Offline huey

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 11:01:43 »

Offline Janoma

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 11:02:25 »
this seems like it will be very expensive and hard to qc....

agree with this, I mean its basically plastic with holes in it, so not very durable either.
Seems like a cool concept just really hard to make a reality.

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 11:04:58 »
this seems like it will be very expensive and hard to qc....

agree with this, I mean its basically plastic with holes in it, so not very durable either.
Seems like a cool concept just really hard to make a reality.

Thats why theres also a aluminium Version. For the people who don't want a plastic board!

Offline CodeMayhem

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 11:05:08 »
This looks really Gouda, this might eat up some of my cheddar.

Sorry that sentence made you Feta-up.

Offline FreshFromTheGrave

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 11:13:24 »
I'm very proud. I love the mouse weight too! Looks like a slice of cheddar.

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 11:16:58 »
I'm very proud. I love the mouse weight too! Looks like a slice of cheddar.

haha thanks for the idea!

Offline G9Kira

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 11:23:33 »
It this could use a swiss cheese pcb like the soldered dz60t that would be amazing, and the plate should have support for more layouts so it too looks like swiss cheese.

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 11:43:11 »
It this could use a swiss cheese pcb like the soldered dz60t that would be amazing, and the plate should have support for more layouts so it too looks like swiss cheese.

Was the original idea, dz60 compat. Hand to abandon it for several reasons :(

Offline nathanchere

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 11:57:24 »
Going to be a pain to keep clean but don't care, want anyway

Offline tobold

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 12:00:17 »
so cool. ISO maybe? 🤞

Offline Oblotzky

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 12:02:55 »
May I propose a collaboration?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=88629.0

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 12:07:24 »
Dammit Oblotzky I loved that colorway
Your April fools kits are top 10 sets anyways

Offline ben56k

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 12:07:39 »
that collab. with a 75% iso I'm in!

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 12:15:06 »
so cool. ISO maybe? 🤞

Iso hhkb🤨

Offline ergusto

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 12:43:35 »
IC form didn't take email? Is that intentional?

I don't see a need for it! You can stay up to date on my discord or on this IC :D

I somewhat agree but you may miss out on people who just want to be reminded when it's time for group buy.

Big fan of the board though; looks awesome.

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 13:00:41 »
Very cool :cool:
Going to watch this one.

Hope you will be able to keep updates here consistantly and not just in the Discord 😌🤝


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Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 13:10:25 »
Very cool :cool:
Going to watch this one.

Hope you will be able to keep updates here consistantly and not just in the Discord 😌🤝

Will do of course! Discord is just so I don't have to use email :D

Offline CrazyAssMonkey

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 13:35:44 »
Cheesehead?  :D

Offline Tyler

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 21:50:37 »
What is going on and why didn't this happen sooner

Offline username-thingy

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 21:59:42 »
This is obligatory for me. My cat is named Cheese... I must have it.

Offline SL1ST

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 23:30:25 »
Damn this beaut's gonna need a lot of setups and small tools, good luck on the pricing.

Offline KeebOnMe

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 09 September 2020, 00:24:46 »
Love it, I'd cop it depending on pricing!

Offline Baionlenja

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 09 September 2020, 00:48:29 »
 It's a novel idea, but a proto should be already done to prove that your concept can be made.
« Last Edit: Wed, 09 September 2020, 01:39:45 by Baionlenja »

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 09 September 2020, 01:56:51 »
It's a novel idea, but a proto should be already done to prove that your concept can be made.

It can be made, I've confirmed that. I'm ordering protos in the coming two weeks hopefully!

Offline pupper125

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 09 September 2020, 01:58:38 »
I'm so glad that this became an actual concept, was super fun to watch this progress.

Offline eribabu

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 09 September 2020, 02:03:33 »
should've been named cheeseboard smh :(

100% this comment lol

Offline sayantanroy47

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 09 September 2020, 03:36:03 »
I wonder if this is only HHKB layout. I would jump on this but definitely I am not a HHKB person :(

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 09 September 2020, 03:51:05 »
I wonder if this is only HHKB layout. I would jump on this but definitely I am not a HHKB person :(

The blockers are staying due to the space for the holes. as for layout (split backspace and right shift) I'm getting info and if enough people are interested, ill add it.

Offline sayantanroy47

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 09 September 2020, 03:52:44 »
Wouldnt a WKL blocker also do the same?
I need my pinky to sit on a key!!

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 09 September 2020, 04:04:15 »
Wouldnt a WKL blocker also do the same?
I need my pinky to sit on a key!!

Too small and looks out of place for me.

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 09 September 2020, 05:31:20 »
I'd be cautious about eYelllow matching the POM/actually coming out yellow. There seems to be some difficulties with that color.


Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 09 September 2020, 11:00:11 »
so cool. ISO maybe? 🤞

Iso hhkb🤨

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Ok, have to agree, looks good. However im staying with the fixed layout rn. Majority on ic are fine with it for now :D

Offline EMC Labs

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 10 September 2020, 20:24:18 »
info on the pcb? e.g firmware, usb etc

Offline akim98

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 10 September 2020, 23:33:21 »
i need this

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 11 September 2020, 00:58:22 »
info on the pcb? e.g firmware, usb etc

PCB is still in the works because I was wondering whether to go fixed layout and hot swap or multiple layouts and solder.
I can confirm it'll be QMK Compatible and will use the aio3 DB so USB-C!

Offline vaf1en

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 11 September 2020, 04:05:24 »
This certainly is something else I really like it.
Hope this comes to fruition.
Good luck with the interest check.

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 11 September 2020, 20:21:30 »
if this ends up haveing full backspace i will definately buy one if given the chance, this looks so cool. and +1 for having a moon grey version.

Offline TinyShinyCrumb

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 11 September 2020, 21:11:12 »
Definitely market this in Wisconsin, it's a Cheese Board!!!! <3

Offline Bregoli

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Re: [IC] Swiss | A POM (and Aluminium) keyboard that looks like Cheese
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 05:49:01 »
if this ends up haveing full backspace i will definately buy one if given the chance, this looks so cool. and +1 for having a moon grey version.

Decided to do Forced HHKB Hotswap PCB so no full backspace sadly.