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Offline snurrebassen

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Hello and welcome to the GB page for the Eclipse!

I've been working on this for well over a year. It started as a 40% "Mini TKL" project just for fun, but ended up with a more versatile keyboard, aimed for the keyboard enthusiasts who don't necessarily delve as deep as the 40% sizes.

It features a seamless design with a shell-like top part, covering a solid bottom part with an Eclipse-inspired weight. The two aluminium parts are dampened with 6 silicone gaskets for the bottom part and a sheet of silicone hugging the plate and covering the top part, for a soft and flexible typing feel. With a 7-degree typing angle, this keyboard will hopefully be used by those who can't say no to dedicated arrow keys, but still like to keep the layout and size to an elegant minimum.





STATUS:
- November: Still waiting on info, plate files are on github - Total 150 units + extras









Features:

► Gasket mount ◄
► Seamless ◄
► Indicator LEDs ◄
► Centered USB-port ◄
► 7 degree typing angle ◄






The Eclipse will come with the choice of either a blocked or a standard top, and an adaptable PCB which supports both ANSI and ISO, with options for split backspace, split right-shift, tsangan and a split spacebar bottom row.


The kit will consist of:
- Top case
- Bottom case
- Brass weight (sandblasted and coated)
- PC/POM Plate
- Daughterboard
- Solderable PCB




The PCB is compatible with both ANSI and ISO, with mods such as split right shift, split backspace and bottom rows such as tsangan and split spacebar (2.75x1.25x2.25).






Note: Physical colors of the cases might vary from the 3D rendered images.

Colors to choose from will be:
- Dark Grey
- Green
- Lilac
- E-White


Prototype photos:


Dark grey


Dark grey with GMK Oblivion by Oblotsky


Note: Prototype color only, will not be part of the GB raffle.

Typing test on POM


Assembly video




Pricing

The price for a kit is: 390EUR.

Optional (additional) parts are:
Extra PCB / 45EUR
Extra PC/POM Plate / 35EUR
Extra Brass plate / 41EUR
Extra stainless steel weight (mirror polished) / 65EUR

The GB will be a raffle of 150 units. You can join in from anywhere in the world.



The raffle for this keyboard unfortunately passed (May 31st, 2021), since I was too late to post this GB thread. (I had no idea it took so long for it to be approved  :'( )

This thread will be used for information and updates regarding the production of the units that was raffled.



Huge thanks to:
- w3bb0 for helping me start this project and for the original PCB design
- David at mykeyboard.eu
- Full for general support and aid
- persocom for general support and aid
- All you supporters and commenters of my posts and being active in my discord server
- Poesjuh for the build stream and rose gold prototype photo



I tend to forget minor/important information out of these things at first so let me know what I've left out and I will answer and add it here.
« Last Edit: Wed, 02 November 2022, 09:40:30 by snurrebassen »

Offline snurrebassen

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Re: [GB] Eclipse - gasket mount, FRL custom keyboard (Raffle closed)
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 05:33:40 »
I keep my discord updated first - then geekhack for bigger updates.

Update

2nd of November, 2022 - Waiting on info.

Last I heard from mykeyboard, they were waiting on boxes and PCBs to arrive, in order to commence shipping.

I have no estimate to give, but I'm trying to get more info on where we are standing.

Meanwhile I set up a github-repository for plate files and info on screws and measurements. Check it out, and let me know if you need anything or I forgot something.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your orders, contact me or support@mykeyboard.eu / or through their or my own discord server.

For those who missed it here are the photos from the factory before they shipped.



« Last Edit: Wed, 02 November 2022, 09:37:24 by snurrebassen »

Offline snurrebassen

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Re: [GB] Eclipse - gasket mount, FRL custom keyboard (Raffle closed)
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 03:53:58 »
bump

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Re: [GB] Eclipse - gasket mount, FRL custom keyboard (Raffle closed)
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 10:57:40 »
Approved :thumb: Unfortunately the raffle window has passed, but snurrebassen would like the thread maintained for updates.

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Re: [GB] Eclipse - gasket mount, FRL custom keyboard (Raffle closed)
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 11:33:11 »
I need this in my life. Please let me join!

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Re: [GB] Eclipse - gasket mount, FRL custom keyboard (Raffle closed)
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 13:46:11 »
such a great looking board! was really exciting to watch this develop over the last year. kudos for taking such a methodical approach. also, i'm selfishly looking forward to joining #greenteam when this gets delivered.  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Eclipse - gasket mount, FRL custom keyboard (Raffle closed)
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 07:04:24 »
Team #green! Can't wait to throw CRP on it

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Re: [GB] Eclipse - gasket mount, FRL custom keyboard (Raffle closed)
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 07:09:31 »
Looking forward to R2, whenever it may be.

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Re: [GB] Eclipse - gasket mount, FRL custom keyboard (Ín production)
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 11 November 2021, 02:50:33 »
Update:
(I keep forgetting to update my geekhack page! I deeply apologize if anyone has been waiting for updates here on geekhack. I post smaller updates in my discord channel.)

The 1st of November I was told all the units finished CNC milling and are being checked and tested before heading onto anodizing.
Thank you all for your patience! <3




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Re: [GB] Eclipse - gasket mount, FRL custom keyboard (Ín production)
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 02 May 2022, 02:38:26 »
Time to actually update this thread. I keep my discord updated first - then geekhack for bigger updates.

Update

May 2nd, 2022 - All units have been shipped from the factory.

While we wait for shipping, we will arrange for the remaining parts :)

For those who missed it here are some photos photos of the cases.




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Re: [GB] Eclipse - gasket mount, FRL custom keyboard (Shipped from factory)
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 11 June 2022, 05:02:34 »
Update

6/11/2022 - Keyboards arrived in port, QC and packaging next. Extras TBA.

The keyboard cases have arrived in port and are scheduled to be unpacked and forwarded to mykeyboard soon. We are looking at shipping mid July, if all goes well 👀

Going forward I will be preparing the last parts for packaging, plate files etc.

I will look into how we are looking for extras as soon as we have accounted for all the GB orders.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your orders, contact me or support@mykeyboard.eu / or through their or my own discord server.

Have a wonderful weekend!

For those who missed it here are the photos from the factory before they shipped.




Offline snurrebassen

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Re: [GB] Eclipse - gasket mount, FRL custom keyboard (Shipped from factory)
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 11 July 2022, 15:36:47 »
7/11/2022 -

No update yet, sadly. More info as soon as I know the status of the units. Thank you for your patience.

Stay tuned for more info and I hope you have a nice summer until the next update.  :cool:


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Re: [GB] Eclipse - gasket mount, FRL custom keyboard (Shipped from factory)
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 13 July 2022, 18:24:44 »
thank you!

7/11/2022 -

No update yet, sadly. More info as soon as I know the status of the units. Thank you for your patience.

Stay tuned for more info and I hope you have a nice summer until the next update.  :cool:

Offline snurrebassen

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Re: [GB] Eclipse - gasket mount, FRL custom keyboard (Shipped from factory)
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 05:30:32 »
Deepest apologies to all who are waiting patiently for this to ship - things are moving in syrup as usual.

Currently, gaskets are almost finished, and custom boxes are being prepared.

I feel the weight of every day that passes where Eclipse is not shipped to all customers heavily on my shoulders, and I absolutely can't wait for MKEU to have it shipped out to you all.

Thank you so much again for your patience, dear folks <3

Hit me up in discord if you want to vent or have questions, I'm around.

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Re: [GB] Eclipse - gasket mount, FRL custom keyboard (Shipped from factory)
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 15 September 2022, 10:24:51 »
Thanks for updating the GH thread.
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