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Offline persocom

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[IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column (GB Thread is up)
« on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 09:31:47 »
GB Thread is now live!

Hi, I'm persocom.  Here is a keyboard.

TSUKUYOMI - A 65% With Left Macro Column

Fill out the GOOGLE FORM here





HISTORY

I started on this a full year ago and posted the initial prototypes on Reddit in January.  (this post) 
This was originally made to be a one off for myself since it was the perfect layout for me to use at work. 
I had some interest from a handful of people that saw it so I was going to run it privately at first.  After ordering 3 different prototypes during Q1 of 2020,
I decided to not risk handling any kind of group buy on my own and let someone with more experience and resources take it over for me.
Cannon Keys expressed support for the project shortly after I shared the original photos, and I have been working closely with them since May to make this a public group buy.


In regards to the name:

There really isn't much of a grand meaning or reasoning here.  I grew up watching anime in the late 90s - early 2000s. 
There was an abundance of soft colors, fine lines, and crescent moon/night sky imagery that gives me heaps of nostalgia when looking back at it.
The name "Tsukuyomi" exists in different contexts between media and religion, but the name of the board was pulled directly from the manga Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase. 
It was the first thought in my head.  That's it.




SPECS

7 degree typing angle
~19mm front height
Top-mounted plate (includes o-rings for optional burger mounting)
Choice of WK and WKL top pieces
Internally mounted pass-through style sandblasted brass weight with internal engraving (see Prototype section below)
Aluminum is the only case material that will be offered.

Color options we are currently considering include: Navy, White, Black, Lilac.
Other CannonKeys releases are probably a good reference for Lilac and Navy.
Please see the Google Form above for more information about color options.


Render by snurrebassen.



PCB INFO

The PCB for this kit was designed by Upas

ARM MCU, STM32 based
Per Key LED support
QMK/VIA compatibility
ESD protection
South-facing switches
No hotswap avail
Note: Underglow is not supported as all units will be aluminum


The plate and pcb support ANSI and ISO layouts as well as Standard or 7U bottom row. 
See below for all potential layouts.




Current plate materials include:
Anodized Aluminum
Sandblasted Polycarbonate
Sandblasted Brass
Carbon Fiber
FR4

Plate files will be released once the GB is completed for anyone who wants other materials.




PROTOTYPES

The 4th and final run of prototypes are functional with only a few adjustments needed:

- The blockers are a tad bit aggressive. I widened them thinking that smaller gaps would be cleaner, but the spacing inconsistencies bug me, and the reduced space could cause clearance problems for keycaps that might have a larger footprint than GMK.  I already know what size I need them to be so this is an easy fix.

- I want to give the burger mount cutouts a little more room for the o rings to compress.  I'll post some pictures of those cutouts as they are soon, so people who are unfamiliar with burger mount can get an idea. Currently they don't have much space to compress so you can't really "tune" them as much as you should be able to.

- USB hole - It turns out the USB hole was not the problem!  The proto PCB port was hand soldered, and I was able to straighten it out.  I'll post an updated picture when I get a chance.







Note: These will be hex screws in the production run.


Here's a quick sound test I recorded to hold people over until we get a better one:
Lubed H1s
Aluminum half plate (files available after GB)
No sound dampening

Typing test with various keycap profiles by Minterly


TO DO:


Interest Check
Make adjustments from the last prototype
Finalize pricing, quantity, colors, materials, extras, etc.
Proxies, proxies, proxies!
Group Buy - November 28th 11AM EST - December 4th
Production
QC and Shipping

For updates, continue to follow this thread or join the Cannon Keys discord server: https://discord.gg/PWWGEwv
I also have a server now: https://discord.gg/f8XDxEWdf5 (please bear with me, it's a work in progress)




SPECIAL THANKS


Upas for supporting the project, designing the final PCB, and making it possible for me to get this out to public.
Drew Rios for designing the weight engraving and other emblems/branding.
snurrebassen for input and helping me out with renders while I was still getting prototypes made.
Kilgarah for tons of design chat and designing the original prototype PCBs and FR4 plates.
Everyone in the Tsukuyomi private GB server for being into this enough to convince me to run it.


« Last Edit: Wed, 23 December 2020, 14:33:13 by persocom »

Offline Deadlcck

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[IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 09:33:56 »
This is a super sick layout and love to see Lilac :) GLWIC

Offline persocom

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 09:34:57 »
GB UPDATE
The groupbuy will run from November 28th to December 4th
Extras will be available for the whole duration even if the case units sell out sooner.
There will be 300 units TOTAL.

PRICING
Base kit - $440 + shipping

The base kit includes:
-Case top (Choice of WKL or WK) and bottom (Aluminum - Black, e-White, Lilac, Navy)
-Weight with internal engraving and badge insert (Sandblasted brass with protective coat)
-Plate (Sandblasted aluminum - Black)
-PCB
-All screws needed to assemble the keyboard
-O-rings for optional burger mounting style
-Custom case feet (these will not be the bumpons shown in the prototypes)
-CannonKeys carrying case with custom foam to fit Tsukuyomi
(for reference, see the small variant of these)

EXTRA PARTS
PCB - $45
Aluminum Plate (Black) - $45
Polycarbonate (Sandblasted) - $45
Carbon Fiber Plate - $40
FR4 Plate - $25
Brass Plate (Sandblasted) - $50

PROXIES
CannonKeys - North America
protoTypist - UK/Europe
ILUMKB - AP/China
DailyClack - Australia

Another reminder that we do have a discord server now.
I'm a bit more active there if you have questions.



ONGOING PHOTO UPDATE POST



I straightened out the USB port with a little heat and this looks much better than the rear photo in the main post. 
This shouldn't be an issue with production PCBs.
It's also worth noting that I have the burger mount o rings installed currently, so that will contribute to the port not sitting at dead center.


Navy Tsukuyomi


Lilac Tsukuyomi





« Last Edit: Fri, 27 November 2020, 10:02:38 by persocom »

Offline persocom

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 09:36:06 »
This is a super sick layout and love to see Lilac :) GLWIC

Thanks so much!

Offline ilikerustoo

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 09:37:29 »
Was waiting for this. I'll take it

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Offline snurrebassen

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 09:37:39 »
Following  ;D Finally!

Offline ddrfraser1

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 09:38:00 »
Very attractive. Me likey. left f-rows are the bomb. Would you consider 10u sb compatibility?

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 09:48:50 »
I would like one. Kthxbye

Offline SleepIsAllINeed

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 09:56:00 »
Been following since the prototype photos. Happy to see it reach IC. :thumb: Definitely in.

Offline Kasterborous

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 11:38:34 »
Nice, clean design, love it. Hope i can snag one for myself :) GL with everything!

Offline Penguindropings

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 11:40:50 »
I'm in.

Offline Insanecamo

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 11:41:11 »
Very nice  :)

Offline zoo

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 11:41:38 »
Solid layout. Wantttttt :D

Offline spedywin

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 11:45:01 »
damn this layout is nice, but the money is nowhere to be found  :thumb:

Offline wholean

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 11:45:56 »
Polycarb plate!  ;D

Offline FaIIen

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 11:46:06 »
NARTUOOOO

Offline the1q

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 11:46:21 »
Nice board. No hotswap is a bummer.

Offline NathanCVII

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 11:47:16 »
Reserved?

Oooof, someone beat you to it.

Offline self

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 11:52:01 »
Looks interesting, filled the form.

Are you planning to have proxies in EU?
What type of sale you want to do? (FCFS/Raffle/Unlimited/etc)

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Offline mrpetrov

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 11:53:25 »
So pleased this is going forward! You know I’m in man.

Offline VXQN

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 11:58:59 »
Lovely board! Great proportions, cute blocker, and a macro column, what more could you want?

Offline Pachriksu

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 12:00:06 »
very clean I like it

Offline f1

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 12:03:20 »
Loving the layout. Count me in!

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Online o3okevin

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 12:09:24 »
cool stuff, i like

Offline kim.on.coffee

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 12:10:36 »
omg this is amazing and would go so well with DSA magic girl keycaps.

I legit just signed up to geekhack just so I could express interest in getting this board.

I'd be over the moon if you could make a dark purple, mint, or subtle pink color somehow.

Offline sirieous

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 12:11:18 »
Definitely going to keep an eye on this. Good luck with the sale!

Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 12:28:39 »
looks great, cant wait!

Offline MOON

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 12:33:02 »
My name is MOON, and I shall buy this.

Offline TacoSausje

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 12:47:35 »
Moon = Yes

Offline ligongduck

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 12:48:34 »
Lilac would be fire on this board.

Offline El_Jackador

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 12:51:26 »
WKL TOO!? Ekkkkkk

Offline japanesehorrorwriter

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 13:03:00 »
So good.

Offline cogitoergofemme

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 13:11:05 »
Oh wow! Good job! nice amount of proots, awesome design!

Maybe a sound test and color cards for lilac and red. With the gb in Nov it would be nice to see that that is straightened out.


Offline oxygenplug

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 13:13:30 »
dear god please I need this

Offline Casserole

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 13:18:29 »
Gah, this is too beautiful! Absolutely in! Would love to see this in yellow!!


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Offline Casserole

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 13:20:09 »
Not even gonna try for the Iron now, saving my money for this freaking masterpiece


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Offline persocom

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 13:50:33 »
Thank you all for the kind words so far!  My day job has been especially demanding lately so I'm trying to pop in when I can to address any questions!

Looks interesting, filled the form.

Are you planning to have proxies in EU?
What type of sale you want to do? (FCFS/Raffle/Unlimited/etc)

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Proxies are highly likely! Upas and I are actually discussing that currently so I'll update with a list as soon as I know who will be involved
Sale type will be FCFS, and I can probably give better details once the proxy situation is sorted


Oh wow! Good job! nice amount of proots, awesome design!

Maybe a sound test and color cards for lilac and red. With the gb in Nov it would be nice to see that that is straightened out.

Thank you! Good news actually, Upas has Lilac and Navy Tsukuyomi protos on hand, as well as a different board from the same manu that should give a good idea of a potential Red option.
Those should be getting assembled once we get another order of PCBs done.  I don't have a great setup for typing tests at the moment (plus I built with silent switches), but expect a sound test before the GB is live.  I'll post those color references as soon as he sends me pictures (probably later today)

Offline Kinesiologist

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 13:58:55 »
this is beautiful, looking forward to hearing more :D

Offline ljyel

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 14:03:21 »
me: A man of culture reading the name for first time.
Madara/Obito: Infinite Tsukuyomi


Love the macro on the left! GL
« Last Edit: Thu, 22 October 2020, 14:11:34 by ljyel »

Offline LONGZILLA

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 14:05:29 »
Stunning layout.  Traditional 65% always looked too "right-side" heavy, but this macro column balances things out so nicely.

Offline YoRHannya

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 14:15:41 »
Love the left macro and just a great design all around. I'm all in for this

Offline paperassgasket

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 14:28:38 »
love the edges, love the badges, love the acoustic cutouts on the plate, and love the VIA support.
This one ticks a lot of boxes.

Do you have / Can you share PCB pics?

Offline persocom

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 14:59:16 »
love the edges, love the badges, love the acoustic cutouts on the plate, and love the VIA support.
This one ticks a lot of boxes.

Do you have / Can you share PCB pics?
Really glad to hear it!
The current proto PCBs are super plain, but we're ordering some more since we only have 2 right now.  The next set will actually have all of the production art on it, so once we get those I'll drop some photos!

Offline jiggyboybrian

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 15:09:21 »
I really like it, hopefully the lilac colorway stays for the groupbuy!

Offline NaviUy

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 15:44:01 »
What a beautiful board! ME and my friend saw a render on it a few days ago and was wondering what it was! WE FOUND IT! Highly interested!

Offline TopreMoon

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 16:05:44 »
Ah - I love it!

Offline hkhawk

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 17:58:07 »
I remember seeing your protos on r/mk and saying how good they looked. Excited to see this reaching IC, congrats!

Offline mikeyboyy

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 18:00:44 »
the images of the black and white board look so good

Offline skrunk

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 18:34:02 »
remember seeing this when it was first posted

glad to see you moving on with an ic

Offline jpg2401

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Re: [IC] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 22 October 2020, 19:48:25 »
Definitely interested!
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