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Offline MelonBred

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[IC] MB-44 - A fun 40% keyboard
« on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 19:37:32 »
Welcome to the interest check for the MB-44!



The MB-44 is a Minivan inspired layout with a fun 65%-esque blocker separating the arrow cluster. Here is a quick rundown of the what the MB-44 offers:

  • Modified minivan layout with a 0.5u blocker separating spacebars from the arrow cluster similar to a typical 65% layout.
  • Fun, two-piece case design with a 7 degree typing angle.
  • Big bar and three split bar layout options (3u gang!).
  • Encoder support.
  • PCB powered by an Atmega32u2 and Unified C3 daughterboard (type-c and ESD protection) running QMK.
  • Top mount.

IC Google Form:
https://forms.gle/wkmiFFm4f72sc6m76


Supported Layouts

The following layouts are currently supported on the PCB:


Please note that both encoder locations are tied to the same pins. This means that if someone decides to use both encoder locations, they will have the same exact function.


Color Options

There was lots of discussions on colors, and we have decided to offer Blue-Grey, Green, Lilac and black:


More
Grey-Blue

Green

Lilac:

Black - I didn't want to pay for a proto so you get this ring as a sample:



Price and Availability

Pending the amount of response and interest gathered in this IC, a group buy will be hosted on Aeternus Decorum. While the price is not final, we are aiming to offer this at $250 + tax and shipping. The kit will include case, FR4 plate, PCB mainboard, Unified C3 daughterboard, JST cable and hardware. Plate files will also be made available for folks who prefer different plate materials.

Please fill out the IC Form if you are interested in the MB-44 keyboard:
https://forms.gle/wkmiFFm4f72sc6m76

Thanks for stopping by!
« Last Edit: Sun, 31 January 2021, 19:57:48 by MelonBred »

Offline MikeTheTiger

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Re: [IC] MB-44 - A fun 40% keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 19:42:47 »
Numbers please...ugh

Offline powwu

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Re: [IC] MB-44 - A fun 40% keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 19:43:14 »
I like it! I appreciate you having a proto, which has unfortunately become somewhat of a rare sight. This looks good, I'm happy to see more 40s get the full alu treatment.

Offline matthewdias

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Re: [IC] MB-44 - A fun 40% keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 19:46:37 »
<3 beautiful board

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Offline dingusxmcgee

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Re: [IC] MB-44 - A fun 40% keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 20:00:30 »
Make it a 65% and Im in

Offline paperassgasket

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Re: [IC] MB-44 - A fun 40% keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 20:08:16 »
Campsite killer right here folks.

Re: [IC] MB-44 - A fun 40% keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 20:11:42 »
This is so cool, really happy to see more people running premium 12.75u layouts now that TVK has been out of business for a while.

That triple split space option is awesome!

Offline Kokaloo

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Re: [IC] MB-44 - A fun 40% keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 21:19:59 »
ew wtf is that backspace my gmk serika doesn't support that i'm out

Offline misononyan

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Re: [IC] MB-44 - A fun 40% keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 21:45:03 »
sick. was fun to see this thing when I renderd soldark onto it :)
I love the colors

Offline DrHigsby

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Re: [IC] MB-44 - A fun 40% keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 21:47:40 »
LETS GO!



Offline Ashen_21

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Re: [IC] MB-44 - A fun 40% keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 21:49:13 »
Such a cute board!

Offline bigern302

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Re: [IC] MB-44 - A fun 40% keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 21:51:13 »
Get dat Bredboard

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: [IC] MB-44 - A fun 40% keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 21:52:57 »
Love the aesthetic. I keep on telling myself I can't get a 40s board, it's useless but this might be the one that pulls me to the dark side.

Offline PizzaForce

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Re: [IC] MB-44 - A fun 40% keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 31 January 2021, 22:11:19 »
Board looks great, always happy to see a minivan remix. Love the look of the bottom too. Good on you for getting protos, I look forward to the buy.

Offline MelonBred

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Re: [IC] MB-44 - A fun 40% keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 01 February 2021, 17:03:05 »
I appreciate the positive feedback, and thanks to the folks that filled out the IC form so far!

Offline conternecticus

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Re: [IC] MB-44 - A fun 40% keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 07 February 2021, 10:41:21 »
Maybe a sound test video with that prototype? This looks awesome, can't wait for more information! GWIC

Offline Senbeii

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Re: [IC] MB-44 - A fun 40% keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 07 February 2021, 12:45:20 »
What smol case, been eyeing some 40% lately this will be on my list!  :thumb:

Offline ggggggg

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Re: [IC] MB-44 - A fun 40% keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 17 February 2021, 14:04:03 »
This is a must have board but an EU (actual EU) proxy would be mega appreciated. Just thought I'd remind everyone over here to rally in support of this being run locally as well!