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[IC] Meso: Top-Mount Redesign Rendering In Progress!
« on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 12:35:18 »
Welcome to Meso.

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Introduction

Meso is a 60% sandwich mount keyboard, designed using similar concepts as my previous keyboards (Cajal, Campsite). The goal of this board is to return to sandwich mount in an age of mediocre gasketed designs. Meso features HHKB, WKL, and Standard layout top pieces, with a plate choices encompassing two layouts (Universal or 7u Fixed Layout) and two material options (Brass or PC Half-plate). I would love to hear your feedback to make this keyboard the best it possibly can be. Thanks for reading!  :D

Details:
  • 4.2lb aluminum case with a 4 degree typing angle and sandblasted brass weight.
  • Choice of Drank (purple), E-White, Space Grey, Bushido Red or Blue Steel anodized finishes.
  • QMK-compatible black PCB with copper traces.
  • Choice of HHKB, WKL or Standard layout top pieces to suit your preferences. (WKL and HHKB only compatible with 7u Fixed plate.) 
  • Plate layouts available in Universal or 7u Fixed Layout.
    Universal Layout:
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  • Choice of sandblasted brass or polycarbonate half-plate for either plate layout.
  • Daughterboard with JST cable connection to isolate the plate from the USB-C connector.
  • Launch Timeline: TBD (early 2021)
  • Estimated Cost: TBD

Please fill out this IC form if you're interested: https://forms.gle/rA7mgnc2dubk1VDA8

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Thanks for reading and looking forward to your feedback below. <3
~WB


PS: Big thanks to Dandan, HamKenobi, Tyson, Martakia and LightningXI for their input on this board!
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Re: [IC] Meso: 60% Sandwich Mount Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 12:38:15 »
Reserved for updates.

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Re: [IC] Meso: 60% Sandwich Mount Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 12:38:40 »
I like the bezel. GLWIC


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Re: [IC] Meso: 60% Sandwich Mount Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 13:02:23 »
I am in!

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Re: [IC] Meso: 60% Sandwich Mount Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 13:10:59 »
Rip ma Walletu

Re: [IC] Meso: 60% Sandwich Mount Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 13:12:59 »
If this came in Garfield colors I would be in for 300.

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Re: [IC] Meso: 60% Sandwich Mount Keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 13:15:54 »
If this came in Garfield colors I would be in for 300.

i dont want to kinkshame but im sure there are cerakoters that will indulge you.

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Re: [IC] Meso: 60% Sandwich Mount Keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 14:05:19 »
Definitely interested. Canít wait for updates and more info.

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Re: [IC] Meso: 60% Sandwich Mount Keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 14:11:59 »
Oh geez, Burn my wallet now please.

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Re: [IC] Meso: 60% Sandwich Mount Keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 14:26:24 »
This is sexy.

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Re: [IC] Meso: 60% Sandwich Mount Keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 14:35:45 »
Very interested!!! Sign me up

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Re: [IC] Meso: 60% Sandwich Mount Keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 15:14:59 »
I wish I had more to say than this looks great.....but well it looks great. Looking forward to the GB.

What does the name Meso mean (inspiration)?

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Re: [IC] Meso: 60% Sandwich Mount Keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 18:41:31 »
I wish I had more to say than this looks great.....but well it looks great. Looking forward to the GB.

What does the name Meso mean (inspiration)?

thanks! so in greek the prefix "meso-" means middle. given that i have only made sub-50% boards so far ("micro-") and i haven't made any full-size or similar layouts ("macro-"), Meso just sorta seemed to fit. :)

Offline gminso

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Re: [IC] Meso: 60% Sandwich Mount Keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 22:21:58 »
would love to see this design in TKL version. maybe after this?  :)
specially the chamfer and how the keycaps sits a little below the top case. the side cuts.. everything
how about a matching numpad or arrow cluster?
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Re: [IC] Meso: 60% Sandwich Mount Keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 21 September 2020, 10:54:14 »
After missing out on B R U T A L W K L, I'm 100% in for a walk in that rather intense looking purple.

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Re: [IC] Meso: 60% Sandwich Mount Keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 23:03:00 »
after reading a large number of requests for a top mount variant and thinking hard about what i don't think is perfect about the design. i did a quick poll on Instagram last week about what i should do to redesign the Meso. based on feedback, i have done a redesign of Meso as a 4-attachment point top mount board with an accent insert across the front lip. check it out:
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since it's ultimately you the potential buyer this affects the most, i wanted to put this redesign to a vote. which plate attachment style do you want Meso to have, top mount or stick with the original sandwich mount design?

Top Mount Gallery: https://imgur.com/a/Z0l5a1T
Sandwich Mount Gallery: https://imgur.com/a/VdvBWpV

Please vote on your favorite design here: https://forms.gle/YTcXZxVs8PBKEeVXA

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Re: [IC] Meso: 60% Sandwich Mount Keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 01:26:21 »
those lines are clean <3

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Re: [IC] Meso: 60% Sandwich Mount Keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 02:17:51 »
The goal of this board is to return to sandwich mount in an age of mediocre gasketed designs.

Shots fired

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Re: [IC] Meso: 60% Sandwich Mount Keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 10:39:28 »
The goal of this board is to return to sandwich mount in an age of mediocre gasketed designs.

Shots fired
We can all think of at least 1 :3

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Re: [IC] Meso: Vote for Top Mount or Sandwich!!
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 13:40:54 »
After around 100 votes, the top-mount design with accent insert has been victorious over the initial top-mount design. I will make more renders in the coming weeks to help people visualize the project better :) thanks for your support and input, and please still sound off with changes or features you want added!

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Re: [IC] Meso: Vote for Top Mount or Sandwich!!
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 14:06:22 »
Omg, please compress your images people! There's no need to have file sizes like this.
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Re: [IC] Meso: Vote for Top Mount or Sandwich!!
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 14:07:37 »
Omg, please compress your images people! There's no need to have file sizes like this.

4K or nothing; get better interwebs :)

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Re: [IC] Meso: Vote for Top Mount or Sandwich!!
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 14:17:02 »
4K or nothing; get better interwebs :)

Oh, I have really fast internet, 400 Mbps. The resolution is fine, I'm talking about the size of the files. It's just unnecessary.
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Re: [IC] Meso: Vote for Top Mount or Sandwich!!
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 14:18:45 »
4K or nothing; get better interwebs :)

Oh, I have really fast internet, 400 Mbps. The resolution is fine, I'm talking about the size of the files. It's just unnecessary.

where's drac?

[edit: just teasing :P images compressed now, started compression after first message. let me know if they're still slow for you.]
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