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Offline SFT StarDust

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The Redesign of Magnet Keyboard
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Hi guys, we 've received a lot great suggestions from last IC, and we spend a month to redesign the Magnet, it's now ready to meet you .

The great change including: 1 . change the structure to Gasket Mount 2. Change the layout to a more regular one , move the big badge in front to bottom side  3. add a volcano indicator in front face .


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Magnet 039


The name MAGNET is from a story of immigrating to Mars

Magnet is man-made Magnet Field which protect the Mars atmosphere from solar wind

And 039 means 39 min that a day on Mars more than on Earth, it's free, private time with no response, no supervision carnival.

The first expedition team including four kinds of experts - Geologist, Astronomer,  Mechanical Engineer, Biologist, and they take the mission of build a livable environment on Mars.


SPEC 

- Typing Angle: 5.7 degree
- Layout: 65% , WK/WKL
- Anodic Aluminum (the body) and brass PVD(the ornament) ,acrylic Bluetooth window (the glowing circle on the left side)
- Structure: Gasket mount, Individual battery cabin
- Plate: PC/Aluminum individual plate
- Dimensions: L x W x H = 354 mm x 114mm x 30mm
- weight: TBD
- Wireless and also get USB type - C

Features 

<Volcano like Individual indicator lights which shows all kinds of status including charging , Bluetooth connection status and so on >
<Acrylic Bluetooth window on the side with LED lights, like a thruster, which is elegant and at the same time ensure the wireless signal good >
<Changeable badges on the bottom side, and it got four different themes including Geology, Astronomy, Mechanics, Biology>
<Gasket mount with very limited space under PCB, so it will keep the pleasant uniform typing feel and solid sound with no inner cavity echo>

Introduction of the design 

let 's start from structure, we made a integrated mount at the previous version, because we got a lot design elements at the side face of the keyboard like the Bluetooth window and the identity badge , the Quote badge, plus with the suspended Top case, integrated mount is a more labor-saving choice ,but for making a better typing feel, we decide to change it to Gasket Mount which means there is a lot tough problems to resolve, and finally we work out to build a beautiful solution.



There are eight silicon gel gasket in between the plate and Top case / Bottom case each side, the gasket is wider than plate, which will keep space in between to avoid rigid touch.



We want the Bluetooth window is not just a signal window hole, but with both elegant and function, so we made a more complex structure in it, it will with beautiful lights, and wont let the light spread out to top face.




and there will be a individual Bluetooth PCBA on the bottom case, the antenna will point to Bluetooth window to make a better signal.




Volcano like Individual indicator lights which shows all kinds of status including charging , Bluetooth connection status and so on.
There is press button on the side of the volcano ,when you press it ,the volcano will turn up ,and you can pick it up to switch it.
On the surface of the volcano center ,there are thousands of micro holes on it ,which will make sure the light uniform distribution.



and we will try the volcano with different materials like Aluminum/Brass/Acrylic for different glowing effect.





We move the  identity badge to back side and as before it including four different themes including Geology, Astronomy, Mechanics, Biology, and you can choose any one at the GB standard version.





 And also the Quote Badge " Do no go gentle into that good night "






Color Choice Renderings   

BLUE


GREEN



WHITE



YELLOW



And We are catching up with more colors for make IC check, and I 'll update the IC from and more color renderings later.


UPDATE 

this is a an additional option of the indicator , it's called reactor ,the original volcano indicator is still available , just wanna see which do you like better.









  VENDORS


 US vendor  LastPadawanStore  - http://lastpadawan.store/




MOVING FORWARD 

1. Get the feedbacks and fix the final design.
2. The Case/PCB/lights/other necessary materials are all send to making simples, and will test the structure , typing feel , lights effect on estimate 10th Jan , and also I'll make the assemble video and typing video ,and update here .
3. When all we tested all structure , typing feel , lights effect is no problem , We'll Start Group Buy (last for 3-4 weeks)
4. Get the volume production( 8 -12weeks).

And I'll continually attach more design details here ,  all kinds suggestions will be appreciated

Join Our Discord : https://discord.gg/GCUYksSk6R    updated a permanent link.
« Last Edit: Sun, 03 January 2021, 02:31:58 by SFT StarDust »

Offline VytrioL

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 03:03:28 »
pog

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Offline rooney

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 03:11:37 »
Wow this looks absolutely fantastic! Love the design and the renders look awesome. Definitely going to follow this one. I'm in!

Offline JoltFX

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 03:26:58 »
I love the rework


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Offline Alejo1707

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 06:00:12 »
Color me interested!

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Offline well_cooper

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 06:26:50 »
noice

Offline Utti1906

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 06:27:11 »
This is awesome, do you guys have a price estimate?

Offline sup3r170va

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« Reply #7 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 09:59:40 »
Love the rework. Looking forward to this!

Offline Havattack

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 10:49:22 »
Wow... Just... wow. You really out did yourself on that redesign. I was probably going to pick this up before, but now... I HAVE TO HAVE IT!
That "volcano" and turbine thing on the back are each enough on their own to warrant interest, both on the same keyboard is simply amazing.

Still think you should change the biology badge to the bio-hazard symbol. That butterfly thing is lame,lame.
« Last Edit: Mon, 21 December 2020, 10:52:25 by Havattack »

Offline Echogecko

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« Reply #9 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 11:44:49 »
This board is certified poggers.  Love it!

Offline JJ48_24

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 11:47:36 »
How not going to lie I wasn't a fan of the original, but this is great!

Offline PleasantChaos

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 12:27:18 »
Integrated plate is a hard no for me.

Offline Slayer77

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« Reply #12 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 14:32:41 »
Why integrated plate?

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Offline //gainsborough

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 14:44:25 »
It's weird - it says "integrated plate" but it looks gasket mounted of sorts.  I'm confused.

Offline eaiCCZ

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« Reply #14 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 16:06:27 »
Quote
We'll Start Group Buy (last for 3-4 weeks)
Do you already know if it will be a limited GB or not ?


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Offline deedz

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« Reply #15 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 16:16:33 »
Would like to know as well! Would love the best chance getting in on this board

Offline SFT StarDust

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 21:32:10 »
Integrated plate is a hard no for me.

I made a mistake here , it's gasket mount and individual PC/ Aluminum plate actually.

Offline SFT StarDust

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 21:34:13 »
Integrated plate is a hard no for me.

sorry , I made a mistake here , it 's individual PC/aluminum Plate for Gasket mount actually.

Offline SFT StarDust

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 21:34:31 »
Why integrated plate?

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sorry , I made a mistake here , it 's individual PC/aluminum Plate for Gasket mount actually.

Offline SFT StarDust

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 21:36:54 »
Quote
We'll Start Group Buy (last for 3-4 weeks)
Do you already know if it will be a limited GB or not ?


Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

It'll not be limited in the GB period.

Offline SFT StarDust

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 21:37:48 »
It's weird - it says "integrated plate" but it looks gasket mounted of sorts.  I'm confused.

sorry , I made a mistake here , it 's individual PC/aluminum Plate for Gasket mount actually. I've changed it.

Offline SFT StarDust

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 21:39:48 »
This is awesome, do you guys have a price estimate?

not a final , but will be around 400 dollar, no higher than this.

Offline SFT StarDust

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 21:57:16 »
Wow... Just... wow. You really out did yourself on that redesign. I was probably going to pick this up before, but now... I HAVE TO HAVE IT!
That "volcano" and turbine thing on the back are each enough on their own to warrant interest, both on the same keyboard is simply amazing.

Still think you should change the biology badge to the bio-hazard symbol. That butterfly thing is lame,lame.

 so glad to hear you love it, but , the bio-hazard ,oh man ,  our of the Mars theme , though I 'm also a bio-hazard fans myself  ,hhhhh

Offline Havattack

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« Reply #23 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 22:03:01 »
Wow... Just... wow. You really out did yourself on that redesign. I was probably going to pick this up before, but now... I HAVE TO HAVE IT!
That "volcano" and turbine thing on the back are each enough on their own to warrant interest, both on the same keyboard is simply amazing.

Still think you should change the biology badge to the bio-hazard symbol. That butterfly thing is lame,lame.

 so glad to hear you love it, but , the bio-hazard ,oh man ,  our of the Mars theme , though I 'm also a bio-hazard fans myself  ,hhhhh
That's fair. I think a dna helix would also be a cool biology badge . (That's what pops up on google when i search for "biology symbol")

Offline Keeblet_257

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« Reply #24 on: Tue, 22 December 2020, 06:40:42 »
Gasket Bluetooth and Hotswap?!?! POG
Can't wait to buy it in green though would fit the GMK Aurora Polaris so well  :thumb: :thumb:
Hope it goes well and I so that I can order it :)

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« Reply #25 on: Tue, 22 December 2020, 10:41:50 »
Damn this looks cool

Offline forsee

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« Reply #26 on: Tue, 22 December 2020, 10:55:22 »
ooooh I am so in for this! :D



Offline johkid

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« Reply #27 on: Tue, 22 December 2020, 23:56:56 »
Do you guys have discord server?

Offline valen_c13

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« Reply #28 on: Wed, 23 December 2020, 14:20:15 »
After long time reading this place, me finally registered. For teh board. Let's see what PCB and light we will get. Looks very promising.

Offline SFT StarDust

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 01:50:24 »
Gasket Bluetooth and Hotswap?!?! POG
Can't wait to buy it in green though would fit the GMK Aurora Polaris so well  :thumb: :thumb:
Hope it goes well and I so that I can order it :)

seems we can open this GB in the end of Jan or begin of Feb.

Offline SFT StarDust

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« Reply #30 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 01:51:34 »
After long time reading this place, me finally registered. For teh board. Let's see what PCB and light we will get. Looks very promising.


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Offline SFT StarDust

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Re: [IC] Magnet - 65% keyboard redesign - Gasket/ Bluetooth/ Hot swap
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 01:52:15 »
Do you guys have discord server?

I 've updated a discord link in the post.

Offline tommyamoszhao

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« Reply #32 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 05:04:55 »
looks nice

Offline it99

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« Reply #33 on: Sun, 27 December 2020, 02:20:00 »
Wow... Just... wow. You really out did yourself on that redesign. I was probably going to pick this up before, but now... I HAVE TO HAVE IT!
That "volcano" and turbine thing on the back are each enough on their own to warrant interest, both on the same keyboard is simply amazing.

Still think you should change the biology badge to the bio-hazard symbol. That butterfly thing is lame,lame.

 so glad to hear you love it, but , the bio-hazard ,oh man ,  our of the Mars theme , though I 'm also a bio-hazard fans myself  ,hhhhh
That's fair. I think a dna helix would also be a cool biology badge . (That's what pops up on google when i search for "biology symbol")

fr I was gonna say the DNA helix thing too haha then I saw yours. I personally think an RNA strand would look better, maybe I can CAD out my idea and send it to OP (ofc if they don't change to something similar I'll fab it myself out of like brass haha)

Offline sup3r170va

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« Reply #34 on: Sun, 27 December 2020, 09:01:16 »
Do you guys have discord server?

I 've updated a discord link in the post.

Hmm not sure if itís just me. I donít seem to be able to load the discord server.

Offline brianfurysong

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« Reply #35 on: Sun, 27 December 2020, 17:08:27 »
am i too late for this? i can't join the discord

Offline Havattack

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« Reply #36 on: Sun, 27 December 2020, 17:48:17 »
am i too late for this? i can't join the discord
No, has not happened yet.

Offline SFT StarDust

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« Reply #37 on: Sun, 27 December 2020, 23:20:53 »
Do you guys have discord server?

I 've updated a discord link in the post.

Hmm not sure if itís just me. I donít seem to be able to load the discord server.

sorry that the discord link is overdue, I 've update a new one that is permanent.

https://discord.gg/GCUYksSk6R

Offline SFT StarDust

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« Reply #38 on: Sun, 27 December 2020, 23:21:15 »
am i too late for this? i can't join the discord


sorry that the discord link is overdue, I 've update a new one that is permanent.

https://discord.gg/GCUYksSk6R