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Offline Paragon

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Element 60 - Open Source Multi-Mount Keyboard
« on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 13:41:27 »
The Element 60 is a keyboard inspired by other open source projects such as the BMEK and Bakeneko 60. As I recently got into keyboards, which can be seen through my subpar geekhack post count, I wanted to explore the sound and feel of different mounting styles. That is why I attempted to develop a multi-mount system.

The goal was to have a largely uni-body design alongside small mounting bracket with the the ability to try out top, bottom, and gummy gasket mounting. I have also left enough space to accomodate a 4mm plate which can be bottom mounted. Technically by using a gasket in between the case, plate, and mounting bracket you can also try out a terrible isolation mount.

The case features a place for a unified daughterboard and is compatible with other 60% PCBs that have a JST connection such as the H60 or Plain 60 (Flex).

I will be uploading the files to an open source github repo: https://github.com/Paragon-OpenSource/Element-MM-60

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A close up of the mounting bracket can be seen here

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I hope to get a prototype and itterate on the design the the future. I will be documenting my progress here for other to see. I am open to discussion and duggestions!








Offline nevin

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Re: Element 60 - Open Source Multi-Mount Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 13:44:38 »
what are the planned case materials?
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Offline Paragon

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Re: Element 60 - Open Source Multi-Mount Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 13:47:08 »
what are the planned case materials?

I think the prototype will be 3D printed for now but I hope that the next iteration will be an aluminium case and brass mounting brackets.

Offline nevin

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Re: Element 60 - Open Source Multi-Mount Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 13:52:27 »
nice
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Offline kkatano

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Re: Element 60 - Open Source Multi-Mount Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 01 October 2020, 19:00:04 »
Love this idea. Multi-mount is very interesting. It would be great if it was realized!

Offline treeleaf64

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Re: Element 60 - Open Source Multi-Mount Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 16:04:58 »
cool project v nice
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