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Offline TSWorkshop

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[IC] TS60 - A 60% Aesthetically Budget Case
« on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 02:02:02 »
Greetings, we are TS Workshop, a group of enthusiasts from Vietnam.
We love them keebs and fortunately the stars have aligned such that we have the skills and the passion to come up with our own design.
Months in, we have finally gotten a satisfactory prototype and we would love to hear your thoughts about it.


Introducing - TS60

About TS60
- 60% layout
- Two piece aluminum case
- INTEGRATED PLATE in top part - we are planning to go for 2 options: ANSI and HHKB
- Compatible with DZ60 and its varieties
- Machined brass weight
- Accessories made with aluminum:
+ Binder
+ Feet - may have different angles, starting from 5 degrees.
- Brass mid-body accent
- Coloring options: anodization or paint.


Rendered Explosion Shot


Prototype Pics
Note: They are real pics, not rendered.
Prototype #1 - ANSI

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We wanted to test the ability of the anodizing service we are using so we have opted with multiple colors for this prototype.
And... we love Gundam, so we took this opportunity to go make one with Gundam's colorway


UPDATED: New prototypes in different colors and keycaps profiles.

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Prototype #2 & #3 - HHKB


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Prototype #4, #5, #6 - ANSI

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Sound test video


Switch: Lubed + Filmed DUROCK T1
Keycaps: Mixed Maxkey's Foundation + KA


IC Form here

We would like to keep the versatility of using the keeb flat on surfaces or as slopey as you wish.
Current feet design. Attached by screws from within the case. The screws visible in this pictures are for holding the case.


Group buy options and prices

Bare Requirements
- 2pc Body
- Mid-body accent
- Machined Brass Weight
- Binder
- Feet
- Come with color options
PRICE: 200USD, exclude shipping. Subject to change.

EXTRAS:
- CUSTOM ENGRAVING FOR HHKB LAYOUT
- Mid-body accent
- Binder
- Pair of feet
- DZ60 PCB
- Screw in Durock Stabliziers
« Last Edit: Sun, 07 February 2021, 03:52:14 by TSWorkshop »

Offline SxM Designs

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Re: [IC] TS60 - A 60% Aestheticly Budget Case
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 02:17:32 »
This looks quite nice :) Good luck!

Offline Swishy

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Re: [IC] TS60 - A 60% Aestheticly Budget Case
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 02:43:06 »
Like the idea is it possible for an explosion shot of the board?

Offline TSWorkshop

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Re: [IC] TS60 - A 60% Aestheticly Budget Case
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 02:46:07 »
This looks quite nice :) Good luck!

Thanks man!
Like the idea is it possible for an explosion shot of the board?
Thanks, what's 'an explosion shot'?

Offline $W4GK!NG

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Re: [IC] TS60 - A 60% Aestheticly Budget Case
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 02:55:08 »
This looks quite nice :) Good luck!

Thanks man!
Like the idea is it possible for an explosion shot of the board?
Thanks, what's 'an explosion shot'?
Explosion shot is a picture where the part is all disassemble to see how it is put together :)


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Offline TSWorkshop

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Re: [IC] TS60 - A 60% Aestheticly Budget Case
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 03:25:46 »
Quote
Explosion shot is a picture where the part is all disassemble to see how it is put together :)
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Hi, will have a rendered pic for that purpose.
« Last Edit: Fri, 27 November 2020, 09:08:50 by TSWorkshop »

Offline powwu

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Re: [IC] TS60 - A 60% aesthetically Budget Case
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 13:54:32 »
eeeeehhhh...

Offline Kasterborous

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Re: [IC] TS60 - A 60% aesthetically Budget Case
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 14:16:19 »
Not really feeling this but it's good to see more budget options entering the market :D

Good luck with the IC and I hope the eventual GB!

Offline UberPlatypus

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Re: [IC] TS60 - A 60% aesthetically Budget Case
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 15:47:32 »
I want those keycaps....

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Offline TSWorkshop

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Re: [IC] TS60 - A 60% aesthetically Budget Case
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 19:57:44 »
I realized the sound test video was ’unlisted'.
Just fixed that silly mistake, sorry.

Offline Ustinj

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Re: [IC] TS60 - A 60% aesthetically Budget Case
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 20:08:08 »
Very specific in taste, but pricing is solid compared to the current offerings ;)

Offline TSWorkshop

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Re: [IC] TS60 - A 60% Aesthetically Budget Case
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 25 January 2021, 10:50:21 »
Hi guys, just updated some new prototype photos.
Our HHKB is finally here.
Hope to hear your thoughts.
« Last Edit: Mon, 25 January 2021, 10:56:19 by TSWorkshop »

Offline mrvco

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Re: [IC] TS60 - A 60% Aesthetically Budget Case
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 25 January 2021, 13:00:07 »
Looks good.  I like that you're leveraging the DZ60 PCB.  Will the ANSI plate allow for split backspace support?  Or only the HHKB plate?

Offline TSWorkshop

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Re: [IC] TS60 - A 60% Aesthetically Budget Case
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 25 January 2021, 22:23:32 »
Looks good.  I like that you're leveraging the DZ60 PCB.  Will the ANSI plate allow for split backspace support?  Or only the HHKB plate?
Thanks!
High chance that the ANSI plate will support split backspace  :thumb:

Offline TSWorkshop

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Re: [IC] TS60 - A 60% Aesthetically Budget Case
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 07 February 2021, 01:53:26 »
Hi guys,

Thank you for your inputs via IC form. And with that in mind, we'll be revising the integrated plate option into FR4 gasket mount with 2 different options: ANSI+ISO universal plate and HHKB.
Beside that we will also revamp the bottom piece into a more slopey and unibody design, so, no more feet.

Stay tuned!

Offline Weaselpc

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Re: [IC] TS60 - A 60% Aesthetically Budget Case
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 07 February 2021, 03:37:58 »
how possible would it be to provide different color plates so we can mix and match. like the gundam one for example?

Offline TSWorkshop

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Re: [IC] TS60 - A 60% Aesthetically Budget Case
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 07 February 2021, 03:43:55 »
how possible would it be to provide different color plates so we can mix and match. like the gundam one for example?

We would probably go with 3 main colors and you can pick which one to go for the top/bottom piece. Then again, nothing is set in stone, it's all about quantity and QC.