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[IC] Typemaster 180 - 75% Premium Board - GB coming soon
« on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 08:55:05 »
Typemaster 180

After 10 months of work and 3 prototypes made, we are excited to present you our very first mechanical keyboard, the 180 (Series 1 ; 80 keys). This board features a 75% layout with a 7.7° typing angle.

With an 6063 aluminum body and a 904L stainless steel weight and plate, the keyboard weight around 2,6 kg / 5,7 lbs once it’s fully construct.

The 180 is simple and elegant in design, it is composed of only 4 parts :

A top part, through which your keycaps will pass, a bottom part that meets the top part when you close the case, a weight passing through the bottom part of the keyboard, and a plate for the installation of your mechanical switches.




Newest sound test from @jeffsbattlestation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMjivJ0BdA4x






Design

We only use premium materials in Typemaster keyboards. For our first group buy, you will find 6063 Aluminum and 904L Stainless Steel.

Each of our keyboards adopts a clean, seamless and screwless design, a cross between retro and modern. For more convenience, each of our keyboards closes magnetically, through the use of 16 magnets.

Thanks to the neodymium magnets, the strongest magnets on the market, we guarantee that your case will not open by itself when you lift or carry it.

The design of our Series 1 adopts the use of two distinct colors between the upper and lower parts of the keyboard. The lower part joins the upper part thanks to a rounded shape, allowing you to enjoy its unique color without having to turn your keyboard over.


Isolation

All Typemaster keyboards are equipped with insulation using new generation materials. Thanks to the use of 16 gel pads, you benefit from unparalleled writing comfort and acoustic insulation.

Notches are machined in our plates so that the gel present on the lower part of the case fits perfectly into it. Thanks to these notches, placing the plate before closing the keyboard becomes a simple operation.

The first property of this gel is the absorption of vibrations. Most of the vibrations that are emitted when you type on the keyboard are not transmitted to the case, which does not become a resonance chamber. The sound that comes out of the keyboard when you use it is therefore pure, and without any resonance or noise.

The second property of the gel is the ability to absorb pressure as it contracts, giving you a flex and typing comfort never before achieved, even if you are using a stainless steel or brass plate. Once the keystroke is made, the gel returns to its initial shape, without wearing out over time, due to its fantastic properties.

In addition to the use of gel pads, each keyboard rests on 4 large 3M branded feet, improving acoustic insulation, overall flex, and damping of your keystrokes.

We have also chosen to use larger than usual feet to protect the back of your keyboard, which is no longer in contact with your desk or deskmat. This way, you avoid accidental scratches by moving your keyboard during use.


Electronics

Electronics is an important part when it comes to creating a keyboard that will last over time. For this reason, all Typemaster PCBs are created using the best materials available on the market.

The FR4 material used withstands TG 170-180 heating temperatures. The copper layer is doubled compared to a standard PCB to 2 oz. The gold immersion plating is also doubled to 2U/inch, providing long-lasting corrosion protection.

Finally, we only use quality electronic components from world-renowned brands such as Samsung or Panasonic.

Each Typemaster keyboard offers a USB-C connection, thanks to the use of a Unified daughterboard (by ai03). This offers you ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection, an overcurrent protection, an overvoltage protection, and a noise shielding.

Why no hot-swap PCB? We are convinced that the keyboard you use should not limit you in your choice of layouts or switches you want to use. In creating a plate and PCB that gives you choice, we don't want to limit you by offering a PCB that only works with certain types of switches, and for a particular layout.

However, we are sure you will appreciate being able to switch plates quickly, giving you the possibility to use several different types of switches, keycaps, or layouts over the time.


Unboxing and Sound Test video


TL; DR

  • 75% premium board
  • Seamless and screwless in design
  • Closes with 16 magnets instead of screws
  • Quick plate change (less than 30 seconds)
  • Uses advanced gel pads for a great insulation and flex
  • Notches in the plate for quick & easy plate placement on the gel pads
  • 6063 Aluminum with Mirror Polished Stainless Steel weight
  • High quality PCB with ANSI & ISO support
  • Layouts : 6.25U and 7U spacebars support, stepped and normal capslock support, splited and normal backspace support
  • Unified USB-C Daughterboard with all the protections you need
  • QMK and VIA support
  • Designed, engineered, assembled and quality-checked in France
  • Shipped from France with magnets, gel and feet pre-installed
  • Price estimation between 420€ and 480€ depending of IC results

Links

We'll post updates here, but you can follow us as well here :




Edit #1 - IC Results

The IC is now closed, thanks you everyone for your support and for completing the form ! Here are the results :

We collected 140 answers from the form. On the question « Do you plan to enter into the Typemaster 180 group buy ? », we got a 77% « Yes » (107 answers), and 18% of « Maybe ».

About the color schemes, the winners are (Top color / Bottom color)

  • Silver / Black « Gris argenté et Noir basalte » (23,5%)
  • Black / Gold « Noir basalte et Or » (21,3%)
  • Silver / Green « Gris argenté et Vert d’Eau » (11,8%)
  • Black / Green « Noir basalte et Vert d’Eau » (6,6%)
  • Black / Red « Noir basalte et Rouge Intense » (6,6%)
  • Silver / Red « Gris argenté et et Rouge Intense » (6,6%)
  • Black / Blue « Noir basalte et Bleu Électrique » (6,6%)
  • Silver / Blue « Gris argenté et Bleu Électrique » (4,4%)

All these colors will be made for the GB !

The results also showed the majority does not want to pay more to get a numbered keyboard. We’ll probably do limited series in the future, but for now, we’ll stick with un-numbered keyboards.

Now, on to the questions :

1) The most asked question is about the absence of a logo in the top right corner. It’s a tricky question, and while we understand why some people would like to get a logo / brand on the face of their keyboard, we also understand why some other people prefers to get a clean look.

To be honest with you, our first take on the very first prototype was : « it definitely needs a logo on the top right ». So we did that, but it made the top right not « right », even if the result technically speaking was very good.

While a logo looks great when there’s no switches and keycaps on the board, the result is a bit messy once the keycaps are in. The looks feels too busy, and overall wrong.

Since this time, we are more and more convinced that a clean look is the way to go. This keyboard design is made to last in time, and we strongly thinks the overall design and look of the board makes it recognizable without the presence of a logo.

So, in our mind, the absence of logo is a mark of distinction by itself, as a part of the design choices.

2) The second most asked question was the lack of non-metallic plates. We have good news for you ! After talking with our factory, there will be extra plates for sale in the GB : you’ll be able to choose between aluminum, brass, stainless steel, POM, and PC. No carbon at this moment (it requires testing on our side), and no FR4 also (it requires a bit of time for design).

However, if the demand is here, we’ll do an IC for both of these materials later.

Side note is we never tested plastic-based plates on this build, so the result is not guaranteed :-) However, once the switches are in and the PCB is soldered, the amount of force required to open the keyboard should not damage the plate.

Another thing important to know is the gel fixed on the bottom part of the keyboard (3mm thickness) is giving a nice flex, even if you’re using stiff plates like brass or stainless steel. The flex is even better with aluminum plate. This is something to keep is mind, the gel acts like shock absorbers, nothing like classic rubber / silicone pads.

This is also why we will not propose half plates, as they are absolutely not necessary, and possibly not working well this the gel pads.

3) There was also a few comments about the feet of the keyboards. Some people feels the feet are too big. Indeed, there are bigger than that we’re used to see, but there’s a lot of reasons about that :

- It protects the keyboard from scratches on the back if you slide your board on your deskmat
- It adds an additional layer of flex on the typing experience if you’re using a deskmat
- It also adds a lot in terms of overall sound insulation, especially if you’re not using a deskmat
- It permits to give a little bit more of angle on the board without getting a « too big » look. The feet on the back are slightly bigger than the feet on the front

So in summary, you don’t see them, but there are definitely part of the overall experience :-)

4) The least common questions, with quick answers :

« Badge instead of logo ? » We don’t want a « bam in your face » look

« What about a white / rose / rose gold / crimson / purple / lilac / navy blue / brass weight version ? » If there’s enough interest in the future, we’ll certainly make another GB with new colors and materials. For now, 6 colors is already a lot to manage on our side for a first GB

« Hotswap PCB ? » Not at this moment, too restrictive in terms of layout. But maybe in the future :-)

« PC version ? » Probably not a good idea with the magnets (hello cracks), but we’ll probably test one day for fun !

« Plate 3D files release ? » I don’t see why we shouldn’t do that, so we’ll release the plate 3D file if you want to test some things :-) Personal use only.

« Is there any risk of the magnets damaging the internals of the keyboard ? » Absolutely no risks, we tried it the rough way and there never was a problem. No guarantee with plastic plates, however.

« Discord when ? » Not right now, we're already super busy with this project to make it right, and we want to keep the communication with you easy. You’ll find all the informations on updates here on GeekHack, on our Instagram, and also on our website.

Price, versions, ETA for shipping

We’ve got a lot of discussions with our factory the last days. The last quote we received from them was very pricey, and there was a lot of negotiations to keep the price sustainable.

We want as a side note to inform you there will be no compromises on the quality of the products we will make in this GB (and in the future) : best aluminum for keyboards, use of the smallest tools in the CNC to get the best result without machining marks (outside and inside the board), finest bead blasting we can get, carefully selected anodization factory, very small fitting tolerances, strict QC in factory + additional QC on our side, and so on.

All this premium features comes at a price, and we’ll going to make 2 versions of the board to accommodate most of the budgets :

The base version of the board with aluminum top, bottom, plate and weight will be 429€. If you want to go with a mirror polished stainless steel weight, the price will be 479€.

The MoQ will be 100 units, with a maximum of 250 units.

For the extra plates, the MoQ will be 25 units per material.

The ETA for shipping after the group buy is around 4-5 months for 100 units, and 5-6 months for 250 units. (2 months for the different factories to make the products, 1 month for sea shipping to France, 1 month per 100 units to prepare in France). Please keep in mind this is an estimation :-) But we’ll do our best to make this the quickest we can.

We will probably ship by batches on a FCFS basis. We will update you at every important step (probably every 2 weeks).

The date of GB will be announced soon.

Thanks again for participating in the IC, and feel free to comment and ask any questions :-)



Edit #2 - New videos

We just have published a second sound test on YouTube, with the same switches you seen on the first video :


Also, as promised, here is a quick live record to show the sound of our videos is 100% raw, without any post production, here :


Sound file shown in the video :

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0453/4173/7116/files/Input_Device_Recording_20210102_1627.mp4?v=1609601386




Edit #3 - New videos

We just have published a third sound test on YouTube, but with time with fairly common switches, the Tangerines v2 :


You can also see more here about the magnetic operation, plate placement and gel dampening :

« Last Edit: Mon, 15 February 2021, 17:25:47 by Typemaster »

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« Reply #1 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 08:56:17 »
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« Reply #2 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 09:11:29 »
incredible!

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« Reply #3 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 09:15:12 »
Any tentative date for the GB?

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« Reply #4 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 09:19:56 »
Any tentative date for the GB?

We'll announce a fixed GB date once we'll have enough returns on our IC, so we hope to run it mid/end December or early/mid January at the latest
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« Reply #5 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 09:59:44 »
A lot of marketing words.  :p
It looks p nice
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« Reply #6 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 10:14:59 »
Filled out the IC. Really nice looking board - I love the magnetic closure - I think it's a brilliant idea.

I am curious if you have thought about offering non-metallic plate options. I may be in the minority, but I don't love brass or SS plates, and much prefer carbon, PC, or POM. Any chance of offering them as extras, or will plate files be released?

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« Reply #7 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 10:29:17 »
I am curious if you have thought about offering non-metallic plate options. I may be in the minority, but I don't love brass or SS plates, and much prefer carbon, PC, or POM. Any chance of offering them as extras, or will plate files be released?

About non-metallic plate, that's an interesting point. If the IC is successful, we'll see what we can do about that! If there is no way to propose extra materials on our side during the first GB, we'll release the STEP file for the plate.

The tricky point is the plate needs to be laser cut, then CNC machined to make the notches that fit the gel. It may not be easy to do on other materials than metal. But we'll take a look at it!
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« Reply #8 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 10:37:16 »
Such a lovely design, to bad I am not prefering roundness to my boards. GLWIC

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« Reply #9 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 14:15:39 »
Now I know the sound from bottoming out a key will vary depending on the placement of said key on any given board, but this variation seemed particularly pronounced on this board. The typing video seemed to produce everything from the clackiest clacks to the thockiest thocks. Not sure what to make of it

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« Reply #10 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 14:29:58 »
I know that you've been working hard on it but I am out.

TLDR  Too sus for me and even if the final product is decent there are other trustworthy designers that deserve our support.
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« Reply #11 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 14:31:31 »
Now I know the sound from bottoming out a key will vary depending on the placement of said key on any given board, but this variation seemed particularly pronounced on this board. The typing video seemed to produce everything from the clackiest clacks to the thockiest thocks. Not sure what to make of it

I think the problem here is the switches used (gateron ink red housing + nk cream stems), the sound is different even without the keyboard case. It was a bad idea to use these switches, we'll do a second sound test later with more common switches.
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« Reply #12 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 14:35:49 »
Original comment edited

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« Reply #14 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 16:48:00 »
simon proved on his stream that it is edited.
https://www.twitch.tv/blacksimon/clip/TenderThoughtfulHerringHassanChop

Hi there, thanks for the link, I was not aware about this video.

I will do another sound test while filming the setup in live tomorrow, but it's indeed funny to see this kind of hole in the medium range.

But to be clear one more time, there was no post-production edition on the audio, I don't see why I would cut the medium like that anyways, it makes no sense.

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« Reply #15 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 18:15:52 »
Is that the Porsche font on the weight?

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« Reply #16 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 18:20:33 »
Is that the Porsche font on the weight?

Not at all, but it is indeed strongly inspired from it. There is no such "Porsche" font in existence, each graphic has been done by hand. Exactly like the Typemaster font, witch has been 100% done by hand from scratch. But if you look closely, you'll find a lot of differences between the Porsche work and ours.

We wrote about that a while ago here : https://typemaster.works/blogs/typemaster-news/about-the-typemaster-logos

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« Reply #17 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 18:33:38 »
looks good :)
edit: any chance for discord?
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« Reply #18 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 18:37:54 »
So, as a first step to correct simon's mistake on stream, a friend of me just sent me a spectrum analysis of the part of our video where I'm doing the sound test of the keyboard.

On the left side of the screenshot, you can see the part of the video selected in white.

On the right side of the screenshot, you can see a median spectrum analysis of this selected segment.



Here is what simon is seeing on stream with it's consumer-grade DAC :



"There's a huuugeeeee f*cking gap, this is 100% edited"


And this is what a real spectrum analysis looks like :



You can see the medium are not cut at all. You can do the same analysis by yourself by downloading the mp3 of the video here : https://mp3-youtube.download/en/audio-online-converter

So, to be clear one more time, no, the sound hasn't been edited. I'll do another video later. Just for fun :-)
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« Reply #19 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 18:55:46 »
looks good :)
edit: any chance for discord?

Thanks you :-)

Not at the moment due to of a clear lack of time to manage it, but we strongly think about it :-) For now if you don't want to miss any information, we'll put everything here and on our Instagram.

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« Reply #20 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 19:07:31 »
The people going out of their way to berate someone and accusing them of editing the audio on a prototype sound test are the worst part of this hobby.

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« Reply #21 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 19:59:49 »
This thing can double as a weapon too. I am in love

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« Reply #22 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 21:12:44 »
The people going out of their way to berate someone and accusing them of editing the audio on a prototype sound test are the worst part of this hobby.

He is a ****. Move on.

Love the design and font.

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« Reply #23 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 22:26:53 »
isn't this the board that started out as a keycult copy
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« Reply #24 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 22:39:35 »
woah thats a cool weight design

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« Reply #25 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 22:41:03 »
nice. GLWIC

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« Reply #27 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 03:00:45 »
This looks great. However, can we have a Twitch streamer build a prototype and give their impressions?

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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 03:08:23 »
This looks great. However, can we have a Twitch streamer build a prototype and give their impressions?
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« Reply #29 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 04:13:48 »
Is that the Porsche font on the weight?

Not at all, but it is indeed strongly inspired from it. There is no such "Porsche" font in existence, each graphic has been done by hand. Exactly like the Typemaster font, witch has been 100% done by hand from scratch. But if you look closely, you'll find a lot of differences between the Porsche work and ours.

We wrote about that a while ago here : https://typemaster.works/blogs/typemaster-news/about-the-typemaster-logos

what about the 80 on the pcb ? it looks eerly similar to the Peugeot "Lion" font.

Comparison :



I'm curious because I wanted to use it myself but figured it was a way too obvious copyright infrigement.

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« Reply #30 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 05:49:49 »
what about the 80 on the pcb ? it looks eerly similar to the Peugeot "Lion" font.

I'm curious because I wanted to use it myself but figured it was a way too obvious copyright infrigement.

The "80" on the PCB is similar to the one on the weight. But in fact you are right, the Peugeot numbers font is verrrrry similar to the Porsche numbers, witch surprised me quite a bit when I saw it.

Considering we're not in the automotive world at all, if you design your own "inspired" font, I don't think you'll get any problems.

I encourage you to do not use fonts already done, but to use this awesome piece of software : https://fontforge.org/en-US/

But you'll see there is not a lot of way to design a "8" or a "0", following an "automotive" theme

Here are some views of how we created the Typemaster font :




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« Reply #31 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 05:53:18 »
This looks great. However, can we have a Twitch streamer build a prototype and give their impressions?

We'll work on that very soon :-) Considering we only have 1 unit of the latest prototype, I want to make sure we don't need it anymore for 2 weeks before sending it to someone.

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« Reply #32 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 07:16:17 »
I'm curious because I wanted to use it myself but figured it was a way too obvious copyright infrigement.
what even

Audio edits and font theft. These comments are something else.

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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 08:34:45 »
This looks great. However, can we have a Twitch streamer build a prototype and give their impressions?

We'll work on that very soon :-) Considering we only have 1 unit of the latest prototype, I want to make sure we don't need it anymore for 2 weeks before sending it to someone.
Great, thanks!


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« Reply #34 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 08:49:52 »
what about the 80 on the pcb ? it looks eerly similar to the Peugeot "Lion" font.

I'm curious because I wanted to use it myself but figured it was a way too obvious copyright infrigement.

The "80" on the PCB is similar to the one on the weight. But in fact you are right, the Peugeot numbers font is verrrrry similar to the Porsche numbers, witch surprised me quite a bit when I saw it.

Considering we're not in the automotive world at all, if you design your own "inspired" font, I don't think you'll get any problems.

I encourage you to do not use fonts already done, but to use this awesome piece of software : https://fontforge.org/en-US/

But you'll see there is not a lot of way to design a "8" or a "0", following an "automotive" theme

Here are some views of how we created the Typemaster font :

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thank you for the hindsight !

I'm curious because I wanted to use it myself but figured it was a way too obvious copyright infrigement.
what even

Audio edits and font theft. These comments are something else.

I wasn't accusing them of anything, I said I didn't use this particuliar font myself because I was scared of such consequences. I also said that I was surprised to see something so similar. You're extrapolating lmao

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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 09:28:09 »
Hi this is treeleaf
I want to make an apology for accusing you of editing sound. I'm glad you were able to back up your claim, and this makes it easier for me to respect you

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Re: [IC] Typemaster 180 - 75% Premium Board
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 10:03:41 »
I wasn't accusing them of anything, I said I didn't use this particuliar font myself because I was scared of such consequences. I also said that I was surprised to see something so similar. You're extrapolating lmao
Forgive me, I'm not trying to extrapolate anything here. I'm just picturing a team of Peugeot lawyers absolutely ruining his life with slapstick lawsuits. lmao as you say.
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« Reply #37 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 10:04:00 »
is there a possibility you can make a discord? I do not have IG and might forget about your website after bookmarking it.

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« Reply #38 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 10:08:16 »
This looks interesting
« Last Edit: Mon, 07 December 2020, 10:33:43 by ptiede »

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Re: [IC] Typemaster 180 - 75% Premium Board
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 11:17:13 »
Hi this is treeleaf
I want to make an apology for accusing you of editing sound. I'm glad you were able to back up your claim, and this makes it easier for me to respect you

Sincerely,
treeleaf
same here

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Re: [IC] Typemaster 180 - 75% Premium Board
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 15:01:13 »
Hi this is treeleaf
I want to make an apology for accusing you of editing sound. I'm glad you were able to back up your claim, and this makes it easier for me to respect you

Sincerely,
treeleaf

same here

Thanks you guys :-) We'll also make another sound test as soon as we can as a second step to makes the things cristal clear

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Re: [IC] Typemaster 180 - 75% Premium Board
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 15:05:01 »
is there a possibility you can make a discord? I do not have IG and might forget about your website after bookmarking it.

I'll discuss this with the team asap, we'll probably do that soon, we just need a bit a free time to do it correctly :-)

For now you can fill out the IC form and leave your e-mail, so you will be informed of important steps on our project (we won't send 10 e-mails a week)

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 14:19:00 »
We just received our 100th form submission, I wanted to thanks you all about that, and for the kind words we received as well ! It really means a lot for us !

The IC form will be closed this Sunday (the 13th), and we will answer the questions & requests we are seeing at this moment.

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« Reply #43 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 16:33:59 »
Going by some of the recent group buy discords, I would personally refrain from offering it should I ever run a GB - drastically more time consuming meeting the demand on attention through for updates, clarifications and what not. Delays tend to yield some profound trolling as well  :p

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Re: [IC] Typemaster 180 - 75% Premium Board
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 17:08:08 »
Saw the first early prototype, it was kinda sus.

Now, this is really interesting it changed lot of things. I kinda like it, price is correct.

But i couldn't see any information about the Mount style. Also which one will be used as weight the text or the emblem ?

GLWIC !

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Re: [IC] Typemaster 180 - 75% Premium Board
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 19:14:22 »
Saw the first early prototype, it was kinda sus.

Now, this is really interesting it changed lot of things. I kinda like it, price is correct.

But i couldn't see any information about the Mount style. Also which one will be used as weight the text or the emblem ?

GLWIC !

The first prototype was really an early work-in-progress, we should have told it at this moment... ;D Mistakes has been made in the past!

The mounting system is very simple in design, yet extremely efficient. 8 gel pads with a thickness of 3mm are glued on the bottom piece (the blue part).

The plate have notches with the exact same size of the gel. So you place your plate directly on the bottom piece, without worrying too much about the plate placement because the notches are guiding you to place the plate correctly.

Then, you place the top part, witch also have gel pads to make a "sandwich" mount. So at the end, your place is only touching gel parts. A nice 1.4mm clearance has been added all around the plate in the case, so you can move the plate by typing etc. without worrying to touch the case. The gel gives a very nice amount of flex, even with a very stiff plate.

And voilà, that's it.

About the weight, it's one piece :-) There is the "Typemaster 180" writing on the top, and the logo on the bottom, it's literally going through the bottom blue piece.

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« Reply #46 on: Wed, 09 December 2020, 10:50:12 »
We got contact with the factory today, and it seems we will be able to get plates in Carbon Fiber, POM and PC. Plates will most likely deburred and ready to use. I've seen not deburred plates in the past shipped directly to customers, and it wasn't nice to see. About an FR4 version, we'll do that later as it needs a bit of design work. We'll confirm that this weekend once the IC form will be closed !

Just a quick reminder about the fact the gel pads on the bottom piece are giving any plate a nice amount of flex, even with the stiffer ones like brass or stainless steel. Hopefully a plastic plate will not gives too much flex, we're now in untested territories :-)

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Re: [IC] Typemaster 180 - 75% Premium Board
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 09 December 2020, 15:31:31 »
We got contact with the factory today, and it seems we will be able to get plates in Carbon Fiber, POM and PC. Plates will most likely deburred and ready to use. I've seen not deburred plates in the past shipped directly to customers, and it wasn't nice to see. About an FR4 version, we'll do that later as it needs a bit of design work. We'll confirm that this weekend once the IC form will be closed !

Just a quick reminder about the fact the gel pads on the bottom piece are giving any plate a nice amount of flex, even with the stiffer ones like brass or stainless steel. Hopefully a plastic plate will not gives too much flex, we're now in untested territories :-)

Alu plate avail? fingers crossed
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Re: [IC] Typemaster 180 - 75% Premium Board
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 10 December 2020, 05:47:14 »
We got contact with the factory today, and it seems we will be able to get plates in Carbon Fiber, POM and PC. Plates will most likely deburred and ready to use. I've seen not deburred plates in the past shipped directly to customers, and it wasn't nice to see. About an FR4 version, we'll do that later as it needs a bit of design work. We'll confirm that this weekend once the IC form will be closed !

Just a quick reminder about the fact the gel pads on the bottom piece are giving any plate a nice amount of flex, even with the stiffer ones like brass or stainless steel. Hopefully a plastic plate will not gives too much flex, we're now in untested territories :-)


That's awesome news. I'd definitely be down for a CF and POM plate.

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Re: [IC] Typemaster 180 - 75% Premium Board
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 10 December 2020, 06:59:20 »
We got contact with the factory today, and it seems we will be able to get plates in Carbon Fiber, POM and PC. Plates will most likely deburred and ready to use. I've seen not deburred plates in the past shipped directly to customers, and it wasn't nice to see. About an FR4 version, we'll do that later as it needs a bit of design work. We'll confirm that this weekend once the IC form will be closed !

Just a quick reminder about the fact the gel pads on the bottom piece are giving any plate a nice amount of flex, even with the stiffer ones like brass or stainless steel. Hopefully a plastic plate will not gives too much flex, we're now in untested territories :-)

Alu plate avail? fingers crossed

Yes :-) Alu plate will be shipped bundled with the keyboard. It will be the same color as the bottom piece. You'll also have an option to get an extra aluminum plate !