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Offline SFT StarDust

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[IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Assembly updated)
« on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 05:41:44 »
Update
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Assembly




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Topdown Views






The Badges
Geology, Astronomy, Mechanics, Biology



INTRODUCTION 



Hi guys, we are working at a brand new design of keyboard --Magnet 039.

The name is from a story of immigrating to Mars

Magnet is man-made Magnet Field which protect the Mars atmosphere from solar wind

And 039 means 39 min that a day on Mars more than on Earth, it's free, private time with no response, no supervision carnival.

The first expedition team including four kinds of experts - Geologist, Astronomer,  Mechanical Engineer, Biologist, and they take the mission of build a livable environment on Mars.


SPEC 

- Typing Angle: 6 deg
- Layout: 65% , WKL
- Anodic Aluminum (the body) and brass PVD(the ornament) ,acrylic Bluetooth window (the glowing circle on the left side)
- Structure: Integrated mount, Individual battery cabin
- Plate: Integrated in case
- Dimensions: L x W x H = 354 mm x 125mm x 30mm
- weight: TBD
- Wireless and also get USB type - C

Features 

<Individual indicator lights which shows all kinds of status including charging , Bluetooth connection status and so on >
<Acrylic Bluetooth window on the side with LED lights, like a thruster, which is elegant and at the same time ensure the wireless signal good >
<Changeable badges on the right side which connect to the case with magnet, and it got four different themes including Geology, Astronomy, Mechanics, Biology>
<Integrated mount with very limited space under PCB, so it will keep the pleasant uniform typing feel and solid sound with no inner cavity echo>

  Renderings 






  More Details





MOVING FORWARD 

Most of the structure and functions are fixed ,and we are working at the details.

Now we want some feedback from you guys and fix the final design.

So, the plan is here.

1. Get the feedbacks and fix the final design.
2. Get the case and PCB assemble test done (2 week).
3. Start Group Buy (last for two weeks)
4. Get the volume production( 8 -12weeks).

And I'll continually attach more design details here ,  all kinds suggestions will be appreciated

So, do you like it?

let me know if you like it
« Last Edit: Sun, 15 November 2020, 08:22:00 by SFT StarDust »

Offline 2Moons

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Re: Magnet039 - 65%
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 05:42:14 »
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Offline whirlwind

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Re: [IC] Magnet039 - 65% Keyboard of SFT
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 05:49:07 »


So, the plan is here.

1. Get the feedbacks and fix the final design.

I can't give any feedbacks if there's no google form.

Offline Xonuss

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 05:54:39 »
Initially looks very nice, but would like to see full board renders that are not upside down.

Offline Lyle88

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 05:55:10 »
I think the design is interesting but there is to much going on in my opinion.

I'm most interested to know how Bluetooth will be implemented and if the software has been developed already?

From past GBs, Bluetooth has *always* been a let down.

If the Bluetooth is tested and reliable, I'm sure you will have plenty of people who will be interested

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Offline kohalified

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 06:02:17 »
Can you do a full top down shot? Really hard to piece together the board with the board renders you currently have up. But so far it looks interesting almost in the vein of matrix keyboards, and I don't mean that as an insult.

Offline PleasantChaos

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 07:05:21 »
How are you gonna implement wireless? Bluetooth? if yes, how high is the price gonna be due to licensing?
Speaking of price, how high is the price gonna be? Do you have a prototype?
Where are you located, so how much will shipping be? Have you run groupbuys before and if not, will you use proxies?
What material is the board? Just aluminium is too little info.

Design doesnt really look good and the whole IC looks like a moneygrab to me, sorry.

Offline SFT StarDust

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 07:20:16 »
Initially looks very nice, but would like to see full board renders that are not upside down.

I'll update a upside down view tomorrow  ;) ;)

Offline SFT StarDust

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 07:41:01 »
How are you gonna implement wireless? Bluetooth? if yes, how high is the price gonna be due to licensing?
Speaking of price, how high is the price gonna be? Do you have a prototype?
Where are you located, so how much will shipping be? Have you run groupbuys before and if not, will you use proxies?
What material is the board? Just aluminium is too little info.

Design doesnt really look good and the whole IC looks like a moneygrab to me, sorry.

It's ok ,  I'll keep update more details continually .

Offline SFT StarDust

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 07:45:17 »
I think the design is interesting but there is to much going on in my opinion.

I'm most interested to know how Bluetooth will be implemented and if the software has been developed already?

From past GBs, Bluetooth has *always* been a let down.

If the Bluetooth is tested and reliable, I'm sure you will have plenty of people who will be interested

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The PCB hardware and software is developing and I haven't received the first prototype yet, it 's will be in a 3-4 weeks.

I'll update a assembly pic in this week .

Offline Oddstag

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 07:46:04 »
Like others I'd like to see a render or two of the board where you can take in the whole thing at once. Like, just sitting on a desk would be nice. Right now it is a little like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle.

From what I can see: I like the desire to make something unique with a story behind it. However for my personal tastes the board is far too busy and more importantly, lacks harmony. You've got front badges, back badges, and stuff going on on all over the side. You've got circles mixed with squares, mixed with hexagons, mixed with lines. You've got half the name of the board on the front and the other half on the back, and none of the badges are communicating anything. I'm afraid I don't know what the quote on the back of the board has to do with your theme?

I like the general direction you're going with something the appears sci-fi/futuristic like the Cybervoyagers, there's a lot of good keycap sets that match that sort of board coming out in the next year. However my recommendation (for what it's worth) is to go back and think about what you're really trying to say with this board and trim this design down to just the essentials that serve that vision.

Offline Insanecamo

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 20:23:02 »
Seems interesting, but would like to see a normal render of the thing on a desk or something.
Also a side note: like others said, it's a bit too busy.

Offline SFT StarDust

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Top down over view and badges update)
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 00:23:10 »
Hi guys ,I've updated the Top down views and some badges rendering .

more details is on the way .

Offline Flexmaster

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Top down over view and more details update)
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 07:00:52 »
Love the design

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« Reply #14 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 09:46:02 »
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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Top down over view and more details update)
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 09:49:05 »
Whats with the uneven blockers and empty space next to the spacebar?

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Top down over view and more details update)
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 21:26:16 »
Calling a board magnet but not pursuing magnet mount


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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Top down over view and more details update)
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 21:41:49 »
Treeleaf not approved

Oh I have already commented negatively on this post. I won't do it again, sorry
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Offline SFT StarDust

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 07:15:59 »
I think the design is interesting but there is to much going on in my opinion.

I'm most interested to know how Bluetooth will be implemented and if the software has been developed already?

From past GBs, Bluetooth has *always* been a let down.

If the Bluetooth is tested and reliable, I'm sure you will have plenty of people who will be interested

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 the Software is developing now, the bluetooth got a individual PCB and fixed on the bottom case, the antenna face to the acylic bluetooth window which will let the signal out.

Offline SFT StarDust

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 07:20:40 »
Like others I'd like to see a render or two of the board where you can take in the whole thing at once. Like, just sitting on a desk would be nice. Right now it is a little like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle.

From what I can see: I like the desire to make something unique with a story behind it. However for my personal tastes the board is far too busy and more importantly, lacks harmony. You've got front badges, back badges, and stuff going on on all over the side. You've got circles mixed with squares, mixed with hexagons, mixed with lines. You've got half the name of the board on the front and the other half on the back, and none of the badges are communicating anything. I'm afraid I don't know what the quote on the back of the board has to do with your theme?

I like the general direction you're going with something the appears sci-fi/futuristic like the Cybervoyagers, there's a lot of good keycap sets that match that sort of board coming out in the next year. However my recommendation (for what it's worth) is to go back and think about what you're really trying to say with this board and trim this design down to just the essentials that serve that vision.

Very helpful feedback , I have to say the design is really a bit busy , and we 've already discuss how to simplify it, and to the theme actually there is a whole story about it ,but it still haven't been post yet.

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Top down over view and more details update)
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 07:22:30 »
Calling a board magnet but not pursuing magnet mount


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 :)) :))  may next Magnet version.  :cool: :cool:

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Assembly updated)
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 08:53:02 »
I very much like the general idea of the keyboard (in terms of design). However, I agree with the comments above. Narrowing the design down to just a few elements and shapes would help and I also find the uneven space between the keycaps a bit irritating (next to the spacebar).
Though, I feel like this could become a very nice-looking keyboard, with these changes. Definetly on my watchlist.  ;)

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Assembly updated)
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 08:56:39 »
I want to love this so bad (because bluetooth) but what is up with those bottom row blockers?

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Assembly updated)
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 09:32:13 »
I very much like the general idea of the keyboard (in terms of design). However, I agree with the comments above. Narrowing the design down to just a few elements and shapes would help and I also find the uneven space between the keycaps a bit irritating (next to the spacebar).
Though, I feel like this could become a very nice-looking keyboard, with these changes. Definetly on my watchlist.  ;)

got you, we are working at simplify the design and update it this week , and the uneven keycaps space problem is from the model ,will adjust it next update .

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Assembly updated)
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 09:34:55 »
I want to love this so bad (because bluetooth) but what is up with those bottom row blockers?


thank you for support, which row blockers do you mean?  would you past a pic?

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Assembly updated)
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 12:41:25 »
is the space around the mods for acoustics?

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Assembly updated)
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 15:35:21 »
what price range should we expect this to be in? Other than that I really love the design!

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Assembly updated)
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 21:33:36 »
Price TBD, should be under 399 USD

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Top down over view and more details update)
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 01:25:07 »
Calling a board magnet but not pursuing magnet mount


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 :)) :))  may next Magnet version.  :cool: :cool:

already thinking of the next run??? thats a little offsetting

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Assembly updated)
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 09:28:06 »
I want to love this so bad (because bluetooth) but what is up with those bottom row blockers?


thank you for support, which row blockers do you mean?  would you past a pic?

I'm talking about those 0.25u(?) blockers between the space bar and the Alt keys. Is that a deliberate choice? Also will there be a WK version?

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Assembly updated)
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 04:05:26 »
I want to love this so bad (because bluetooth) but what is up with those bottom row blockers?


thank you for support, which row blockers do you mean?  would you past a pic?

I'm talking about those 0.25u(?) blockers between the space bar and the Alt keys. Is that a deliberate choice? Also will there be a WK version?


Ya, it is a 6.25U space , should be a 7U one . but now due to suggestion of IC ,  the Top case now is modifying to a more simplified one , I 'll post it later this week .

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Assembly updated)
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 04:10:24 »
Have you considered adding top-blockers to match the sublime whimsy that is the bottom row?

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Assembly updated)
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 04:36:21 »
Have you considered adding top-blockers to match the sublime whimsy that is the bottom row?


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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Assembly updated)
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 20 November 2020, 02:01:02 »
Have you considered adding top-blockers to match the sublime whimsy that is the bottom row?

The layout would change a lot in the new simplified top case , I 'll update it this week

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Assembly updated)
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 19:14:17 »
I want to love this so bad (because bluetooth) but what is up with those bottom row blockers?


thank you for support, which row blockers do you mean?  would you past a pic?

Thanks man!

I'm talking about those 0.25u(?) blockers between the space bar and the Alt keys. Is that a deliberate choice? Also will there be a WK version?


Ya, it is a 6.25U space , should be a 7U one . but now due to suggestion of IC ,  the Top case now is modifying to a more simplified one , I 'll post it later this week .

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Assembly updated)
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 18:33:00 »
the gaps between the keycaps are so wide this would double as a piggy bank when not in use.

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Assembly updated)
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 05:17:38 »
Very unusual and quite cute.  The green looks amazing.
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Offline Drakenocas

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard of SFT(Assembly updated)
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 17:51:31 »
Looks pretty good.  Getting tired of 65s, but I could go along with this one.