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Offline Bahm78

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[IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 05:13:24 »
[Droplet]

A TKL Keyboard.


Hi, everyone!

I am Bahm, a keyboard enthusiast like you guys.
I have run several keyboard GBs in Korea, and now I am going to run my keyboard GB globally.

However, as I think many of you guys don't know about me, let me introduce my works first.

BTW, I am running CNC machining shop by myself.
It's a small shop but good enough to make high quality keyboards!


[Dolch TKL]
Dolch TKL is designed by a Korean, who's nickname is Heok.
But this keyboard is made in my shop. Yeah, I made it.





[Bahmbi (night rain) Keyboard]
This is the first keyboard which is designed and made by myself.
The concept of this keyboard was 'rain' , so the logo on the right side is made with a concept of 'raining'.
The name Bahmbi comes from my nickname 'Bahm', which also means night, and 'Bi' which means 'rain' in Korean.

This keyboard has a top mounted plate and has 'Aluminum' and 'PC' version.
I applied 'diamond cuttings' to the edge of the keyboards. Beautiful...imo.









[Jetstorm]
Jetstorm was my second keyboard which I designed and made.
This was the first keyboard in Korea which electrophosis was applied.
Duck0113 has supplied PCBs for this keyboard.







[Evelyn]
This is my most recent keyboard with ergo layout.






Now let me introduce my new keyboard 'Droplet'



















And I also made a proto.

Although this proto is not finished yet.

Anodizing and polishing will be done next week.











[Specification]

- Typing angle : 7 degrees
- Top mounted
- PCB not decided yet, but this keyboard will support any B type 87 layout PCB(recommend A87.b)
- Brass weight attached to the bottom surface of the bottom housing
- SS weight attached on the upper surface of the bottom housing
- There will be an engraving on the top of the arrow keys. BUT NOT DECIDED YET. Forget the engraving on the proto pics.
- WK and WKL
- Black, dark gray and silver
- Plate with Aluminum, Stainless Steel and Polycarbonate (PC)

- Estimated Price : 500,000 KRW (So let me see how the USD-KRW currency rate will be in near future) excluding shipping fee.

- Keyboard with weights, plate, PCB and carrying bag will be included.

- GB will start at Jan. 2021.

- GB will be done in my Shopify site


Visit my Discord Server: https://discord.gg/cjD4m64W57

Thanks for looking at my thread.
« Last Edit: Sat, 14 November 2020, 06:00:42 by Bahm78 »

Offline godzillq25

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 05:38:33 »
omg the machined brass is a beauty, hope its an option

Offline Bahm78

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 05:41:58 »
omg the machined brass is a beauty, hope its an option

The brass weight is not an option. This is included!!!

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 08:53:36 »
Keen to see more proto pictures. GLWIC

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« Reply #4 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 09:10:54 »
Ooh
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Offline KZzzz

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 11:43:39 »
Man what a collection, I am kinda jealous lol.

I really like the design, and it seems that it is pretty finalized at that. You even have a prototype at hand before posting this, which is rare for IC in this day and age. Though you may not add anymore colors, navy blue is a good one in case you change your mind.

May I also ask what will be the amount of units sold? If it will be hosted on your website through a first-come-first-serve format, the amount of units available may change my interest. I do not have a programmed bot to do checkouts, so a really limited number of boards just means impossible for me to purchase.

As for the engraving above the arrow keys, I suggest that a simple water drop would suffice. I would avoid words or a bold logo because I would prefer a clean looking board.

Really looking forwards to seeing it in anodized form! Keep up the good work!

Offline timtamale

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 12:26:22 »
Love the logo design! Would love a navy blue option since it's water themed
   

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 12:37:11 »
Kind of a confusing intro but still, cool board.

Offline johnnysstash

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 13:26:12 »
Looks good, ill be keeping an eye on this one. GLWIC.

Offline Xeryn

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« Reply #9 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 15:29:31 »

As for the engraving above the arrow keys, I suggest that a simple water drop would suffice. I would avoid words or a bold logo because I would prefer a clean looking board.


+1 for this suggestion! Regardless, Droplet is good looking TKL board. I'll keep my eyes on this. GL w/ IC!

Offline Kinesiologist

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 16:11:33 »
Everything looks great so far. Can you give some examples of which PCB this board can support? Thank you.

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 16:54:45 »
 :p gimme

Offline jorj_mk

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« Reply #12 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 16:58:33 »
Nice and timeless design, glwic!  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 17:13:37 »
Please offer this board in silver.  That raw prototype looks amazing.  It's a chunky boi.

I do agree with the others about the logo text above the arrow cluster.  I don't like the current logo.  I would prefer either nothing there or something that is not text.
« Last Edit: Sat, 14 November 2020, 18:59:42 by pixelpusher »

Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 17:31:40 »
love this design, prototype looks clean

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 17:42:40 »
that's a slick weight logo - very cool!

Offline AT

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 20:13:05 »
Very nice Bahm  :thumb: , also not made in China from what I know . I have two of his keyboards they are both tanks .

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« Reply #17 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 20:17:54 »
To add to this is , don't mind his English as it is non-existent .  :p

He personally builds all his keyboards in his factory , all from start to finish by himself .

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 20:58:06 »


- There will be an engraving on the top of the arrow keys. BUT NOT DECIDED YET. Forget the engraving on the proto pics.



Phew I was kind of concerned on that design before I read this. Not a huge fan of the proto font.

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 21:40:36 »
To add to this is , don't mind his English as it is non-existent .  :p

He personally builds all his keyboards in his factory , all from start to finish by himself .

Treeleaf approved
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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 00:34:41 »
Nice

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 04:06:23 »
no brass plate?

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 14:03:51 »
Very nice design. Interested if there's an international GB for this..

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 14:41:11 »
Why is the price so high if you are doing everything in-house
Just wondering
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« Reply #24 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 14:55:16 »
looks solid

Offline Lenux

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« Reply #25 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 18:10:01 »
Good luck , hoping i can get in this GB. it's really good looking.

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 18:27:46 »
Very nice looking boards!!

The Dolche TKL, is that the same one that KBDfans has been teasing here, called the Epoch?
https://kbdfans.com/collections/coming-soon/products/coming-soon-epoch-80-mechanical-keyboard


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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 15 November 2020, 19:54:40 »
Very nice looking boards!!

The Dolche TKL, is that the same one that KBDfans has been teasing here, called the Epoch?
https://kbdfans.com/collections/coming-soon/products/coming-soon-epoch-80-mechanical-keyboard

No it's different. That dolch tkl gb was 2 years ago, and is definitely different from epoch.

And stay tuned as I and Bahm are going to run second round of dolch tkl(including 65 otho and cp(or 1800)) soon with upgraded internal design.

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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 04:19:26 »
Very nice looking boards!!

The Dolche TKL, is that the same one that KBDfans has been teasing here, called the Epoch?
https://kbdfans.com/collections/coming-soon/products/coming-soon-epoch-80-mechanical-keyboard

No it's different. That dolch tkl gb was 2 years ago, and is definitely different from epoch.

And stay tuned as I and Bahm are going to run second round of dolch tkl(including 65 otho and cp(or 1800)) soon with upgraded internal design.

Would you consider running a second round of Bahmi as well? ;)

Offline Bahm78

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 06:03:08 »
Very nice looking boards!!

The Dolche TKL, is that the same one that KBDfans has been teasing here, called the Epoch?
https://kbdfans.com/collections/coming-soon/products/coming-soon-epoch-80-mechanical-keyboard

No it's different. That dolch tkl gb was 2 years ago, and is definitely different from epoch.

And stay tuned as I and Bahm are going to run second round of dolch tkl(including 65 otho and cp(or 1800)) soon with upgraded internal design.

Would you consider running a second round of Bahmi as well? ;)
I'd like to sell the remainder in my discode.

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 07:37:28 »
Very nice :) Does the middle brass accent serve another purpose besides aesthetics?

Offline Bahm78

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 07:49:21 »
Very nice :) Does the middle brass accent serve another purpose besides aesthetics?
I'd like to make a brass plate as an option.
I'm trying to look good without brass plates.

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 08:00:24 »
Man what a collection, I am kinda jealous lol.

I really like the design, and it seems that it is pretty finalized at that. You even have a prototype at hand before posting this, which is rare for IC in this day and age. Though you may not add anymore colors, navy blue is a good one in case you change your mind.

May I also ask what will be the amount of units sold? If it will be hosted on your website through a first-come-first-serve format, the amount of units available may change my interest. I do not have a programmed bot to do checkouts, so a really limited number of boards just means impossible for me to purchase.

As for the engraving above the arrow keys, I suggest that a simple water drop would suffice. I would avoid words or a bold logo because I would prefer a clean looking board.

Really looking forwards to seeing it in anodized form! Keep up the good work!
Wow, thank you for enjoying it.
The font is being modified in many ways.
I'll remember you for sure.

Offline jmSur

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 01:39:38 »
no brass plate?
no brass plate. It's too hard to qc. But we will open the plate file. You may order to laserboost or sendcutsend for a brass plate.

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 01:43:14 »
Why is the price so high if you are doing everything in-house
Just wondering
in-house does not mean lower cost. You can ask same question to Salvun.

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Re: [IC] Droplet - A TKL Keyboard
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 01:44:04 »
Very nice design. Interested if there's an international GB for this..
This will be an international GB.

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« Reply #36 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 11:13:34 »
+1 for either no engraving/minimalist engraving above the arrow keys. I will be keeping a close eye on this IC, especially from a designer with a track record :D

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« Reply #37 on: Wed, 18 November 2020, 09:09:31 »
Interested. Agree with others that either nothing or something simple (water droplet) above arrow keys would be preference.

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« Reply #38 on: Wed, 18 November 2020, 20:06:23 »
I love the brass accent pieces at the upper corners!

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« Reply #39 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 22:20:51 »
typing sound for sample assembly?

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« Reply #40 on: Fri, 20 November 2020, 04:35:29 »
typing sound for sample assembly?
We're making a prototype again.When finished, I will upload the video to the discode.

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« Reply #41 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 01:06:47 »
How many units?
FCFS or raffle?

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« Reply #42 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 04:02:48 »
How many units?
FCFS or raffle?

Minimum 100 and maximum TBD.

Probably FCFS.

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« Reply #43 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 09:39:18 »
though those are prototype photos, the machining does not look great with many imperfections on the external side of the case... Its concerning especially because you are an experienced designer / keyboard maker.

glwic

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« Reply #44 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 11:49:40 »
though those are prototype photos, the machining does not look great with many imperfections on the external side of the case... Its concerning especially because you are an experienced designer / keyboard maker.

glwic

That's a proto without any surface treatment. Bahm just made this to do typing sound and feeling test.
And he decided to make the brass weight a bit larger and to add a SS weight inside the board.

That pic was taken after several days of testing in the factory. So there are lots of dings and scratches.

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« Reply #45 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 13:15:31 »
Very interesting and pretty sleek
 

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« Reply #46 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 02:45:14 »
GLWIC. Sexy curves. :D

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« Reply #47 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 18:37:50 »
Very nice, can't wait till it's all polished up.
uwu

Offline TraceOfLight

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« Reply #48 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 01:43:28 »
It will be nice GB. Backside of the keyboard is very impressive.

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« Reply #49 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 18:31:38 »
He is very passionate
Welcome to this project.  :thumb:
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