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Offline funderburker

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[GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 07:00:24 »
Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column











Designed by funderburker & quaddepos, PCB design by Upas!

Quaddepos (the co-designer behind GMK Minimal and Perestroika, to name a couple) reached out to me about a layout he had wanted to see so we put our heads together and came up with Onyx! Something new yet classical and designed without any compromises!

If you'd like to discuss Onyx, you're welcome to join our Discord servers:

Features
  • Gasket mounted plate
  • Seamless, internally screwed case design
  • 7 degree typing angle
  • VIA-compatible PCB with USB-C daugtherboard, designed by Upas
  • ANSI & ISO layout support, WK & WKL
  • Internally screwed minimal weight design

GB date and time, Vendors and Quantities

Group buy is already scheduled to happen Feb 20th - 26th!

We are happy to announce that we've partnered with 6 vendors to offer Onyx worldwide!





Case, Colour and Material options

Onyx will be offered in both WK and WKL top variants, with aluminium top/bottom & brass weight. Designed by Europeans,
Onyx also supports both ANSI and ISO layouts with their own separate plates (ISO plates will only be offered by ISO-centric vendors). No universal plates here!

Layout support
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Plate options
  • Full plate options - Aluminium, Polycarbonate, Brass
  • Half-plate options - Aluminium

Case colour options (Navy Blue added!)
  • Regular - Silver top/Red bottom case with Red aluminium plate; Black case with Black aluminium plate; Green case with Black aluminium plate; Navy Blue case with Black aluminium plate
  • Premium - E-white with Bandblasted Brass plate

Form about case colour and plate options

Included in base orders, Add-ons and Extras

All base orders will come with:
  • Onyx FRL TKL keyboard with aluminium/brass plate & brass weight
  • PCB, USB-C daughterboard and JST cable
  • Gaskets and mounting hardware
  • Cannon Keys keyboard carrying case & cloth

Besides base orders, you'll have the option to purchase:
  • Extra PCBs
  • Extra plates of your choice
  • Gaskets

More renders and prototype photos!
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« Last Edit: Tue, 02 March 2021, 16:10:56 by funderburker »
My boards: LAGOM 🐸-T | TMO50 FE | prototype TMOv2 | Onyx prototype

Offline of_sam

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 07:01:40 »
Finally made it to ic. Looks very nice!!

Offline bobgr8

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 07:02:17 »
Love the 4 artisan holder on the left



Offline dimo

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 07:08:04 »
mmmmmm.

Offline tngpq

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 07:27:01 »
Please tell me it was a mistake omitting blue in the color option. Why make a proto then drop it from production..
« Last Edit: Tue, 09 February 2021, 07:28:51 by tngpq »

Offline victorpre

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 07:32:04 »
Yes for the WKL. Good job

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Offline Zeelobby

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 07:34:09 »
Funder the man! Love it.

Offline VXQN

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 07:38:33 »
Oh mama, this is nice! What's the projected manufacturing time? I know it's almost impossible to guess right now but a rough ballpark would be good. That green is lovely, I wish I had a set that would go on it, and I do hope that the Navy is available!

Offline paperassgasket

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 07:48:31 »
Interest? Check.

Offline Bunn3y

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 08:57:27 »
This looks very clean. GLWIC  :D

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 09:11:56 »
whew  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 09:19:38 »
I like when things are designed by Europeans
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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 09:38:45 »
ooooh v cute
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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 10:10:34 »
Very clean and minimal. Great job done here

Offline tratnula

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 10:13:09 »
Love it! Happy to see it out in the world! Such an awesome looking board

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 10:29:46 »
P*ggers
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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 10:30:46 »
tmo just keeps getting longer and longer

Offline keeganzero

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 10:38:38 »
This checks all the boxes.  Well done.  Hope the group buy goes smooth.

Offline synthtastic

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 10:48:49 »
Suuuuper nice.
« Last Edit: Tue, 09 February 2021, 10:50:27 by synthtastic »

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 11:33:12 »
"ANSI & ISO layout support, WK & WKL"

I guess it's useless at this point to hope for a HHKB blocker option like the TMO50?

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 12:13:08 »
tmo just keeps getting longer and longer

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 13:37:24 »
Nice.

Offline Que7797

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 13:53:01 »
Cool design, I like the unique layout.

glwgb!

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 14:00:12 »
Can we see pictures of the internals, including mounting style?
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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 16:05:47 »
That extra row is genius to showcase novelties - love it!

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 16:09:05 »
might be blind but is there a time frame for this?

Offline tempo

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 17:08:58 »
Will the pcb color be green as shown in prototype?

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 17:15:53 »
might be blind but is there a time frame for this?

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GB date and time, Vendors and Quantities

Group buy is already scheduled to happen on February 20/21 worldwide! Specific time and date for each vendor will be announced soon!

We are happy to announce that we've partnered with 6 vendors to offer Onyx worldwide!
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

Offline lunr

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 17:31:24 »
I meant production time. sorry for not being specific.

might be blind but is there a time frame for this?

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GB date and time, Vendors and Quantities

Group buy is already scheduled to happen on February 20/21 worldwide! Specific time and date for each vendor will be announced soon!

We are happy to announce that we've partnered with 6 vendors to offer Onyx worldwide!


Offline Quriosity

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 18:35:26 »
Love the design but why no Navy option like the proto? :(

Offline tngpq

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 19:00:43 »
Love the design but why no Navy option like the proto? :(

Yes, we need navy!!!

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 19:26:52 »
really liking the balance of the 4-row macro cluster. bigpog

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 20:06:02 »
Excited for this keyboard, and like others have said I hope that the omitting of the blue colorway is an error.

Offline sacklunch

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 20:12:00 »
This is a beautiful board, but I have to ask: why in god's sweet boobies does it cost so much?? How is it that Drop can sell the same kind of board, using the same kind of materials, for 1/3 of the proposed price? Seriously, I am curious.   

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 21:13:06 »
yeahhhhh man!! looks clean. how much does it weigh?

Offline paperassgasket

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 22:49:37 »
This is a beautiful board, but I have to ask: why in god's sweet boobies does it cost so much?? How is it that Drop can sell the same kind of board, using the same kind of materials, for 1/3 of the proposed price? Seriously, I am curious.
Well, I guarantee that anything Drop sells isn't even in the same ballpark with regards to material cost or quality as this.
Saying "it's the same kind of materials" is like comparing a soda can to an engine block because they both contain aluminum.
There's no Drop boards with a brass weight or plate.
There's no Drop boards that are gasket mounted.
There's no Drop boards with a layout like this.
Drop boards are mass manufactured to reduce costs. This board is very limited in quantity and as such costs more to produce per unit solely based on volume not even considering material costs, machining costs, etc.

This is a nice design and pretty on point with regards to pricing vs other GB boards in it's class.

e: like this as a comparison https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=109608.0
« Last Edit: Tue, 09 February 2021, 23:27:14 by paperassgasket »

Offline Ustinj

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 23:16:02 »
Crisp and clean, I like it a lot.

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 23:28:33 »
Very nice. excited for the release

Offline Bamboo238

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 00:17:52 »
I'm digging this, good job! I would have loved that navy case though!

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 12:06:19 »
I'm vibing! Looking forward to following

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 15:22:28 »

e: like this as a comparison https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=109608.0


Calliope is similar, I just wouldn't call it a great comparison personally as it is $100 cheaper. With the only real difference being gasket mount vs top mount. Still, you are spot on about the comparison with Drop :)

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 15:43:52 »
Firstly, thank you for the warm welcome and the nice comments. For those saying it's a long boi - it is and we are not ashamed of it! :p

For people that mentioned Navy Blue as their choice - prove it by filling out a form!
Form not only is about a possible colour options change but also to see about the potential addition of PC half-plates, default plate option for base orders and ISO plate demand!

FORM ABOUT CASE COLOURS & PLATE OPTIONS HERE

Can we see pictures of the internals, including mounting style?

Yes, of course. This is a prototype unit so there have been some slight internal changes but it's mostly around the case screws and everything else has stayed as you see here. Gasket mounted from top and bottom.



"ANSI & ISO layout support, WK & WKL"

I guess it's useless at this point to hope for a HHKB blocker option like the TMO50?

Unfortunately yes, we skipped HHKB blocker option as we felt it doesn't quite fit with the layout.
My boards: LAGOM 🐸-T | TMO50 FE | prototype TMOv2 | Onyx prototype

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 15:54:03 »
this looks so nice! best of luck with the group buy funderburker.

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 15:55:26 »
this looks so nice! best of luck with the group buy funderburker.

Thank you, sleepy!
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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 16:20:17 »
Firstly, thank you for the warm welcome and the nice comments. For those saying it's a long boi - it is and we are not ashamed of it! :p

For people that mentioned Navy Blue as their choice - prove it by filling out a form!
Form not only is about a possible colour options change but also to see about the potential addition of PC half-plates, default plate option for base orders and ISO plate demand!

FORM ABOUT CASE COLOURS & PLATE OPTIONS HERE

Can we see pictures of the internals, including mounting style?

Yes, of course. This is a prototype unit so there have been some slight internal changes but it's mostly around the case screws and everything else has stayed as you see here. Gasket mounted from top and bottom.

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"ANSI & ISO layout support, WK & WKL"

I guess it's useless at this point to hope for a HHKB blocker option like the TMO50?

Unfortunately yes, we skipped HHKB blocker option as we felt it doesn't quite fit with the layout.

A pic of PCB would complete my fantasy ;)

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 19:06:06 »
Making a request for the Discord to be posted.

Offline paperassgasket

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 19:51:03 »
I'm assuming there's no option for a split space?

Offline tngpq

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 21:52:14 »
Can we get the dimensions including the front height?

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 22:29:17 »
Good to see the WKL option in there, tasteful design overall. Kudos :D

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Re: [GB] Onyx - FRL TKL with a macro column
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 23:50:56 »
Is there encoder support on the pcb at all?
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