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Offline Okonomiyaki#2832

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[GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 17:18:50 »
Previous IC thread: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=109798.0

Price USD 380, excludes shipping and PayPal fees.
1. Case will be top mounted, 6063 aluminum - t5 (top and bottom casing)
2. Silver aluminum universal switch plate - Anodized
3. QMK PCB - USB C (Via ready)
4. Typing angle at 11 degrees
5. 8mm 3M Bump-ons.







Accent piece and inserts
1. Brass weight - Sandblasted
2. Brass accent piece - Sandblasted (interchangeable with Acrylic insert for RGB)
3. Acrylic insert for RGB - Sandblasted (interchangeable with Brass accent piece if you hate RGB)
4. Brass logo piece (bottom) - Brushed
5. Brass top piece (top) - Brushed

I have decided to add in a brass accent piece for those that disliked RGB (cos why not? I believe in options.)
Please refer to the diagram below for parts.





Logo will be brushed, same as top piece, to accentuate it. Went to sandblast my proto, was a bad mistake, final production will be fixed.
Apologies for the finger print patina, the micro scratches are due to my bad handling and self fix lol.


Brass accent piece image:


Layout: Winkeyless, Winkey and HHKB available.



Additional parts:
1. PCB - USD 40
2. Brass switch plate - Sandblasted USD 30
3. FR4 plate - USD 25
4. Additional Acrylic insert - USD 10 (if you tend to break things and build keyboards with herculean strength, I would suggest you to get it lol)

Colour options:
1. Silver - Top + Bottom enclosure
2. Black - Top + Bottom enclosure
3. Ecoat White - Top + Bottom enclosure + USD 35

Disclaimer:
The Acrylic insert for RGB is not polycarbonate, do not flex it, it will break.

Also, Discord link: https://discord.gg/SjYB7am

GB Form: https://forms.gle/ZLrnB7EMGduFg78X6 will close before 22 Dec 2020.
« Last Edit: Tue, 15 December 2020, 06:01:52 by Okonomiyaki#2832 »

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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 17:24:21 »
Raffle format:
Limited to 100 orders based on raffle results, then slowly extend to 200, depending on how my PayPal can cope.
This shouldn't be an issue since I am using a PayPal merchant account in good standing for the past decade.
I rather be conservative than being too adventurous and flop the whole GB.

Order form:
Raffle results will be announced a week after the Group buy concluded.
Invoices will be billed in Singapore Dollars (SGD, based on bank rates provided later).
For Singaporean folks, payment via PayLah or PayNow is possible, you will save up on the 5% PayPal fees.
As thank you to my previous supporters, your entries are guaranteed, unless my orders went above 200, then I have to randomly pick.

Delivery
Given the uncertainty and how screwed up the world is, I set a buffer period of 6 - 8 months after initial down payment to the manufacturer.
Was promised 2-3 months, but China holidays are near I am actually skeptical they can deliver by then.
In the event it is completed early, it will be shipped out immediately once shipping invoice is paid for.
Targeted mid June'21 but projected to be earlier. Chinese New Year is around late Jan'21 to Feb'22 so I have buffered some contingencies.

Contact:
Feel free to contact me here or via discord at Okonomiyaki#2832
Once again, my heartfelt thanks to all that supported.
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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 17:24:50 »
Renders:

Early concept renders (Just FYI, design has been improved from the renders)


Early concept renders Part 2


Early concept Prototype:




Final concept renders with brass accent piece included:









More renders:

Black Anodization


Silver Anodization


White Ecoat:


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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 17:27:26 »
Final Prototype pictures

PCB (QMK, USB C and Via ready):




Additional FR4 Plate:


PCB + FR4 Plate (do note the default plate is Silver aluminum universal switch plate - Anodized)


Final Prototype pictures:

Brass weight - black coated:


Top and bottom view:




LED Acrylic insert (or spacer):
An additional brass accent piece will be provided. I didn't prototype this part since it is pretty straight forward. Please refer to the renders.

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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 17:59:21 »
More photos of the prototype without brass accent.
























Weight:
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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 18:06:58 »
Estimated timeline:

1. 15 Dec 2020 GB starts
2. 22 Dec 2020 Conclude GB buyers and send final orders to manufacturer
3. 22 Dec 2020 Production for sale unit x3 - need final endorsement from me to proceed with the rest of the production
4. 04 Jan 2021 Full scale production + intermittent updates from me
5. 30 Jun 2021 Target ship date (if completed faster, which most likely will, I will proceed to send out immediately once QC cleared)

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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 21:00:34 »
Treeleaf approved. Yay
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Offline Okonomiyaki#2832

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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 06:02:12 »
GB form is up.

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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 06:30:06 »
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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 11:22:07 »
Nice! Ticks all the design boxes that made the LZ CLS and Matrix 8x series great. I can't justify buying this right now but GL.

If you're new to custom keyboards this should be an excellent purchase. Very fair price for what you get, and a very responsible group buy runner.
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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 15:14:28 »
**** yeah, form submitted. Break my wrists, daddy.

Offline Okonomiyaki#2832

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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 18:46:43 »
Nice! Ticks all the design boxes that made the LZ CLS and Matrix 8x series great. I can't justify buying this right now but GL.

If you're new to custom keyboards this should be an excellent purchase. Very fair price for what you get, and a very responsible group buy runner.

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**** yeah, form submitted. Break my wrists, daddy.


Thanks for the support.

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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 03:15:15 »
Nice!!!

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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 09:18:36 »
I like it!!

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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 17:33:30 »
Final day for forms to be up.

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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 22 December 2020, 03:53:54 »
Closing the form in 12 hours.

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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 22 December 2020, 18:43:17 »
Will proceed to send out the invoice in the next 1-2 days.

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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 23 December 2020, 16:49:14 »
nice! much excite

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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 23 December 2020, 19:17:27 »
Invoices will trickle down during Christmas Eve and Christmas since this is one of the few times I am free. Please do pay the invoice in a day or two so I can firm down the final tally.
No celebration sadly thanks to Covid-19.
Meanwhile to the rest of the folks, please stay safe.

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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 25 December 2020, 08:54:16 »
All PayPal invoices have been sent out. Please check before payment. Due date on 27th Dec 2020.
Do contact me as soon as possible if there are any issues. Thanks!

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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 13:10:07 »


Some of the FR4 Plates were completed. Currently still in CNC stage. Will provide my next updates late Feb once factory opens.

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Re: [GB] Skeleton 60 Keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 08:40:53 »
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Some of the FR4 Plates were completed. Currently still in CNC stage. Will provide my next updates late Feb once factory opens.
Awesome, thank you for updating the progress. That's much appreciated from the buyers.