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Offline Bachoo

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Hi Geekhack, I'm Bachoo. I've made a rectangle. Thank you for taking a look.

Nemui - A 65% With a cute sleepy themed blocker.

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Now with wrist rest!



Inspiration

I wanted to make a 65% for myself to enjoy. However, working on case design while also working a full-time job led to me only being able to sit down and work on the case while completely sleep deprived.
This lust for sleep was the biggest inspiration for the board: cozy, sleepy vibes.




CASE SPECS


- Colors: Black, Blue, E-White, Purple, Wine Red
- Layout: 65% with a top right blocker
- Typing angle: 7°
- Width: 315.75mm
- Height: 18.33mm~ (front), 30.34mm~ (back)
- Weight: Approximately 1.5kg, depending on configuration
- Plate mounting style: Top+leaf spring mount
- Availability: 250 units MAX


WRIST REST SPECS


-Walnut wood with a white enamel infill and a clear varnish finish.
-Still deciding number of units avail for the wrist rest.
-Will be raffle format for this.





PCB INFO

The PCB for this kit was designed by KnoblesseOblige

ARM MCU, STM32 based
QMK/VIA compatibility
ESD protection
USB-C Interface
No hotswap avail
Note: Underglow is not supported as all units will be aluminum


The plate and pcb support a fixed layout for simplicity on design. 
See below for all potential layouts.




Current plate materials include:
Anodized Aluminum
Sandblasted Brass
Sandblasted Polycarbonate

Plate files will be released once the GB is completed for anyone who wants other materials, but if you have a burning desire for a specific material -- please fill out the google form.


PRICING/VENDORS
Base kit - $410 (brass/alu plate) OR $420 (polycarb plate) + shipping

Vendors:
-(SEA) Monokei
-(US) Mechs & Co
-(CAN) ApexKeyboards
-(OCE) Daily Clack
-(EU) mykeyboard.eu


PROTOTYPES/PRIVATE RUN

The 4th and final run of prototypes are functional! I decided to change the mounting style from top mount to top + leaf spring mount for the internals of the case. The result was the sound profile of top mount with quite a bit of flex at the same time, the spacebar feels really nice.
I also ran a private run with 9 other members in the community, the images below has the lastest prototype (purple) and all the other boards are from the private run.


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Note: Private runners had the option of going with rose gold anodization -- this option will not be available for the public run.

Here's a sound test of the proto:


TO DO:


Interest Check
Finalize pricing, quantity, colors, materials, extras, etc.
Proxies, proxies, proxies!
Group Buy - Q1 2021
Production
QC and Shipping

For updates, continue to follow this thread or join my discord server: https://discord.gg/D4a3anR


SPECIAL THANKS


Lewis Flude for putting up with my pestering questions and always being a great guy to bounce ideas off of.
Cardinal for designing the weight engraving and other emblems/branding.
Dingusxmcgee/Honk for input and helping me out my various dumb design decisions.
Taylor/KnoblesseOblige for having the patience of a saint when it comes to pcb design.
All the private runners for taking a leap of faith and helpings me make this a reality.
Everyone in my design discord for being into this enough to convince me to run it.
« Last Edit: Sun, 31 January 2021, 17:15:33 by Bachoo »

Offline Bachoo

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:24:54 »
Timeline

12/05/2020 Update -- It's been 1 day, I've read through a lot of the feedback. I'm taking a look into adding in split backspace support. I still haven't finalized colors, so taking a look into all the options. I'm also exploring into the options of polycarb plates. Thank you for all the feedback and the support you've given me thus far.

12/06/2020 -- I've added splitback backspace support to the Nemui. The PCB, Plate, and Firmware was updated today!

12/14/2020 -- Vendors and pricing announced!

01/02/2020 -- Announced Wrist Rest!
« Last Edit: Sat, 02 January 2021, 13:00:41 by Bachoo »

Offline of_sam

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:25:39 »
65% with blocker. So hot right now.

Offline kyuut

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:26:30 »
cute blocker

Offline thatkoaladoe

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:26:52 »
can't wait

Offline hali

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:27:29 »
glad to see this open to public, glwic

Offline persocom

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:27:45 »
moon frends

GLWIC, can't wait to get one!

Offline dandruff

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:28:09 »
Board looks great and blocker is cute  :thumb:

Offline Buburoo

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:28:20 »
imaculate dub boss man

Offline YoRHannya

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:28:36 »
:ishtarfeet:

Very excited for this board! Definitely want in

Offline sGhost

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:29:16 »
Reserved

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:30:25 »
nice

Offline Kinesiologist

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:30:34 »
Right on

Offline Oggi

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:31:13 »
I love this board with my whole entire heart <3

Offline KnoblesseOblige

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:31:40 »
Love it. In for at least three.

Offline realezi_

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:33:55 »
Rose gold owner here, this is a nice board everyone. I'd recommend!  :thumb:

Offline LONGZILLA

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:36:13 »
kawaii

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:36:56 »
So pretty! Really wanna cop this but also scared for the GB that I wont be able to get it cause it might be sold out in sec/minutes :eek: really hoping I'll get a slot
« Last Edit: Fri, 04 December 2020, 15:23:15 by heyredcheeks »

Offline huey

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:37:53 »
Hey look, it's a Quantrik65 with a different side profile. Cool.

Offline ogp3

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:40:36 »
enormously cute - big fan of the blocker and back engraving design

Offline LeblancCafe

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:45:59 »
Looks good! Hopefully I can pick one up
         

Offline BrickParade

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:48:30 »
won't be sleeping on this one

Offline brianjking

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:53:32 »
Blocker is cute. No split backspace, I'm out. GL with gb!

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Offline super_tu

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 13:58:29 »
I'm in

Offline yoot

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 14:03:02 »
No split BS is a dealbreaker for me on a top-right blocker 65%. Can't have my delete key!

That being said, looks nice. GLWIC!

Offline CardinalityTV

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 14:05:52 »
enormously cute - big fan of the blocker and back engraving design

Why thank you :flushed:

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 14:23:59 »
nemui o kaitai
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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 14:24:41 »
Reserved.





Just kidding, board is hot, good luck with GB :)

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 14:40:46 »
Have been waiting for this! Definitely I'm in!

Offline Dorney

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 14:49:50 »
Nice IC, the fattest W.
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Offline MOON

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 15:02:49 »
MOON demands split backspace. That is all.

Offline xanserkx

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 15:25:51 »
cuutee af

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 15:37:09 »
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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 16:00:58 »
Hey look, it's a Quantrik65 with a different side profile. Cool.

aside from them both being 910 clones, this has almost nothing in common with the Kyuu.

that aside, the board is looking really solid, and the plate and mounting looks good. i do think having split backspace as an option would be nice, but i also understand wanting to keep the plate as fixed as possible.

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 16:06:52 »
veeery pretty, IC is done nicely, me likey. waiting for price, GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 16:23:53 »

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 16:49:22 »
Looks great! GLWIC.

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 17:09:39 »
want uwu

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 18:55:58 »
that blocker alone has my interest

Offline misswaffle

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 19:40:57 »
Super cute! I'm a bit disappointed the manufacturer messed up on the wine red and there's no rose gold for the public run, but this board still looks amazing and I'm excited for it 🌙

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 22:21:10 »
GLWIC, I was there since the start of the private run, sadly didnt participate because lack cash money lmao but definetly copping this on the public run ;)))))

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #41 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 00:04:03 »
Wish to have split backspace option

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 00:12:11 »
Would love to see the wine red/ dark maroon color option for the board. Rarely see them in 65%! Super interesting design. Will be in for one, if timing is correct.

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 11:34:26 »
I really like the design, definitely interested in getting ahold of one. GLWIC :thumb:


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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 11:50:26 »
Love the blocker, love leaf spring mount.

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 12:55:21 »
Leaf spring mount treeleaf approved. He has tried it once and loved it from then on
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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 18:56:01 »
Cute board, been following in the discord and loving the pics and hoping to cop a rose gold. Sad I won’t be able to, but excited for this board!

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 23:56:56 »
I remember seeing this in several renders and now I finally know what it is - it looks great!

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 00:01:57 »


Excited for this board as well! GLWIC, Bachoo!

Offline Bachoo

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Re: [IC] Nemui - A 65% with a cute sleepy blocker
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 00:34:10 »
Blocker is cute. No split backspace, I'm out. GL with gb!

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Wish to have split backspace option

MOON demands split backspace. That is all.

No split BS is a dealbreaker for me on a top-right blocker 65%. Can't have my delete key!

That being said, looks nice. GLWIC!


Split backspace support has been added to the board!  :D