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Offline persocom

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[GB] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 13:13:03 »
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TSUKUYOMI - A 65% With Left Macro Column



Black & E-White Tsukuyomi


IC Thread
CannonKeys discord
persocom discord




Group Buy Information

The group buy will begin on:
CannonKeys - November 28th at 11AM EST
Desk Hero- November 28th at 11AM CST
protoTypist - November 28th at 11AM EST
ILUMKB - November 29th, 11 AM SGT
Daily Clack - Please check the Daily Clack server for updates on GB time
and will continue until December 4th

Extra plates and PCBs will be available for the whole duration even if the base kits sell out sooner.
There will be roughly 350 units TOTAL.

PRICING
Base kit - $440 + shipping

The base kit includes:
-Case top (Choice of WKL or WK) and bottom
-Weight with internal engraving and badge insert (Sandblasted brass with protective coat)
-Plate (Sandblasted aluminum - Black)
-PCB (Designed by Upas, QMK/VIA compatible, SOLDER ONLY)
-All screws (hex) 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

VENDORS
CannonKeys - US, Central & South America
Desk Hero - Canada
protoTypist - UK/Europe
ILUMKB - AP/China
DailyClack - Australia

REGION LOCKS ARE PLANNED

TIMELINE
The current ETA of fulfillment is Q3 2021
This is subject to change as the unexpected can always happen.
I will keep everyone up to date on the status of things as we go.
That said, if you have questions please consider joining my discord server, as I tend to post new information there before I can get to GH because it's a bit easier.

Typing test with various keycap profiles by Minterly


PICTURES


Prototype USB port was hand-soldered so it's a little crooked.



Weight engraving

Black Tsukuyomi


Navy Tsukuyomi


Lilac Tsukuyomi


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: Tue, 26 January 2021, 11:57:11 by persocom »

Offline persocom

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Re: [GB] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 13:17:08 »
UPDATES:


(formatted MM/DD/YYYY, just so there's no confusion)

  • 11/23/2020 - GB thread submitted
  • 12/03/2020 - All vendors are sold out of units.  Extra parts are still available until Dec 4th.  Once the GB closes, CannonKeys will begin collecting all of the international order info, and we will prepare to submit the order to the factory.  I will update again once the order has been submitted.
  • 12/08/2020 - Order submitted to the factory
  • 12/22/2020 - End of year check-in. Nothing major to report. Last I've heard, we are in the production queue.  I'll be making an effort to provide "Update - No updates" posts periodically during long stretches of silence in the production period.  If something major happens, I'll update the post title and leave a new comment in the thread.  Thank you for your patience.
  • 01/12/2021 - Happy new year!  We received the sample PCB and it has been approved for production
  • 01/28/2021 - Machining will begin before CNY!
  • 03/04/2021 - Just checking in.  The factory seems to be back from the holiday so machining will continue soon, if it hasn't already.
« Last Edit: Thu, 04 March 2021, 08:53:17 by persocom »

Offline HoffmanMyster

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Re: [GB] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 09:29:41 »
Approved :thumb: Sorry for the delay, looks like the mod team was napping on Thanksgiving

Offline sneekypoo

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Re: [GB] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 14:03:39 »
Got in on a navy one from CK. Looking forward to it!

Offline persocom

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Re: [GB] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 14:17:35 »
Approved :thumb: Sorry for the delay, looks like the mod team was napping on Thanksgiving

All good! I should have planned for the holidays, to be fair haha

Offline manic#1447

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Re: [GB] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 00:18:17 »
Can't wait for this to go into production! Also very excited that I got lilac and that this is my very first custom board!

Offline SirKhamenman

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Re: [GB] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 02:24:41 »
I feel sad I missed this GB just by 1 day :(

Offline tonyjones

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Re: [GB] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 16:26:17 »
NAVY GANG STAND UP

Offline bobasweatandtears

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Re: [GB] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 09 December 2020, 03:08:01 »
I feel sad I missed this GB just by 1 day :(
I missed out because I spent too long debating between lilac and black, and also debating if I should get the Vega which ran at the same time. Stupid me.
I personally like this layout a bit more, as aesthetically it does make a 65% look more balanced, and functionally I still use ~4 or so F-row key regularly, that I kinda get a little annoyed having to access via layers on smaller form factors.

Offline SirKhamenman

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Re: [GB] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 09 December 2020, 05:23:20 »
Ouch, that must be hurt :(
You should have just got them both!

Offline Clay333

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Re: [GB] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 09 December 2020, 09:33:54 »
Great looking board. The only thing that held me back was that GMK doesn't make F keys in the correct sculpts to match the rest of the keys when used on a macro column. I have passed on this and the J-01 for that reason. I know it's petty and would probably never be noticed, but knowing that they don't match perfectly I could never be completely satisfied.

Offline catamscott

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Re: [GB] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 09 December 2020, 12:01:10 »
Great looking board. The only thing that held me back was that GMK doesn't make F keys in the correct sculpts to match the rest of the keys when used on a macro column. I have passed on this and the J-01 for that reason. I know it's petty and would probably never be noticed, but knowing that they don't match perfectly I could never be completely satisfied.

it's not common, but i think having sculped function keys will become more popular, assuming we keep getting xt or xt-like boards. gmk muted for example has them in one of the kits

Offline bobasweatandtears

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Re: [GB] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 09 December 2020, 16:40:07 »
Great looking board. The only thing that held me back was that GMK doesn't make F keys in the correct sculpts to match the rest of the keys when used on a macro column. I have passed on this and the J-01 for that reason. I know it's petty and would probably never be noticed, but knowing that they don't match perfectly I could never be completely satisfied.

it's not common, but i think having sculped function keys will become more popular, assuming we keep getting xt or xt-like boards. gmk muted for example has them in one of the kits
It's becoming more common for novelty kits to also do a sculpted column of 1u novelties. Double columns are relatively uncommon still. Or just use artisans if you're rolling in money haha.
Otherwise universal caps like KAM, DSA, SA-R3 are the only option.

Offline persocom

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Re: [GB] Tsukuyomi - 65 + macro column
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 11 December 2020, 00:39:39 »
Great looking board. The only thing that held me back was that GMK doesn't make F keys in the correct sculpts to match the rest of the keys when used on a macro column. I have passed on this and the J-01 for that reason. I know it's petty and would probably never be noticed, but knowing that they don't match perfectly I could never be completely satisfied.

Totally understandable!

It personally doesn't bother me much, but I think it would if the macro column keys weren't separated from the left mods.  That said, I definitely would love to see an uptick in sculpted f-keys (as well as extra monotone F keys in 2 tone sets so my macro column can be in 1 color for sets like 9009 etc.) as a result of people continuing to run xt form factors.  would be a huge plus to see the row heights match, for sure  :thumb: