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Offline Totoro

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[IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« on: Tue, 02 November 2021, 04:15:04 »
Class65



 The Class65 designed by us, MMStudio, was inspired by
 
by the artist Florian Renner his take on the modern Gameboy gave us the idea to try to incorporate parts of its design into the board.

Please make sure to give feedback on the board on the IC FORM

Design Elements


The Class65 features a Macro column and an exploded 65 column, with a plateless design. It uses leaf springs gaskets in order to have a both soft and bouncy typing experience. There is an optional POM plate. To help give it a strong sound we implemented a hidden brass weight. We will offer two types of plates PCB mount and Plate mount. This option was done because we wanted to allow for others to chose what they wanted. The ease of access to stabs with plate mount, or the stronger connection with PCB mount. Final design decision was center USB-c Port because Centered life is best life.

With an expected price of 290 for the whole kit

The GB will be held on our site MMStudio





Breakdown







Poron kit (Foam is not required, only included for optional use)


Colors

Pink, Beige, Silver, Black

Renders



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« Last Edit: Mon, 22 November 2021, 01:56:14 by Totoro »

Offline nFaiz

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 08:07:34 »
please gib modern gameboy

Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 12:30:05 »
When GB?

Offline Rik.caffeinated

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 12:46:58 »
This looks very interesting. I especially enjoy the PCB leaf design. You've certainly packed a lot of features into this pricepoint I look forward to seeing how this progresses.

Was any consideration given to the inner weight design? Was that done for sound or for aesthetics? I'm curious if you have prototyped different inner designs for sound qualities.

GL with your IC


Offline HappyB0T

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 15:13:02 »
The price here is really competitive. Glad I picked up DMG :D

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 18:46:18 »
Pure Class.

Offline FatefulStranger

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 22:25:08 »
This looks so good, can't wait for GB!

Also, what is the width of the blockers next to the macro column and exploded 65 column? Thanks!

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 04 November 2021, 00:43:54 »
Like the look

Offline dodidbakar

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 04 November 2021, 00:50:58 »
i love it - please make!

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 04 November 2021, 01:05:14 »
Not to take away from the neat design and price point being very good, but I would caution everybody about jumping on this. They obviously are very new to the scene as their discord has 3 people in it at the time of typing this out, and there isn't a prototype in the post. If this GB were to go up tomorrow I would strongly recommend refraining from giving them any money, at least until  there is a proof of keyboard.
« Last Edit: Thu, 04 November 2021, 01:12:16 by Kokaloo »

Offline nillawafer

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 04 November 2021, 01:16:39 »
If you move onto GB within a week without any IC updates I'm calling this cash grab.


Love the look tho!

Offline Totoro

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 04 November 2021, 01:25:48 »
Not to take away from the neat design and price point being very good, but I would caution everybody about jumping on this. They obviously are very new to the scene as their discord has 3 people in it at the time of typing this out, and there isn't a prototype in the post. If this GB were to go up tomorrow I would strongly recommend refraining from giving them any money, at least until  there is a proof of keyboard.

Yes, we are a new studio, we are committed to complete good work, later we will update the evaluation video, you can pay attention to it.

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 04 November 2021, 01:26:46 »
Not to take away from the neat design and price point being very good, but I would caution everybody about jumping on this. They obviously are very new to the scene as their discord has 3 people in it at the time of typing this out, and there isn't a prototype in the post. If this GB were to go up tomorrow I would strongly recommend refraining from giving them any money, at least until  there is a proof of keyboard.

Yes, we are a new studio, we are committed to complete good work, later we will update the evaluation video, you can pay attention to it.

I look forward to it! It's a very neat looking board.

Offline Totoro

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 04 November 2021, 01:28:38 »
When GB?

Not sure yet, probably in December, we will update the subsequent evaluation video, you can pay attention to it.

Offline Totoro

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 04 November 2021, 01:30:58 »
Not to take away from the neat design and price point being very good, but I would caution everybody about jumping on this. They obviously are very new to the scene as their discord has 3 people in it at the time of typing this out, and there isn't a prototype in the post. If this GB were to go up tomorrow I would strongly recommend refraining from giving them any money, at least until  there is a proof of keyboard.

Yes, we are a new studio, we are committed to complete good work, later we will update the evaluation video, you can pay attention to it.

I look forward to it! It's a very neat looking board.

Okay,thank you :)

Offline Totoro

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 04 November 2021, 01:38:30 »
This looks so good, can't wait for GB!

Also, what is the width of the blockers next to the macro column and exploded 65 column? Thanks!

0.25u

Offline Totoro

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 04 November 2021, 01:43:40 »
This looks very interesting. I especially enjoy the PCB leaf design. You've certainly packed a lot of features into this pricepoint I look forward to seeing how this progresses.

Was any consideration given to the inner weight design? Was that done for sound or for aesthetics? I'm curious if you have prototyped different inner designs for sound qualities.

GL with your IC

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Offline Jippadox

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 04 November 2021, 14:44:42 »
Wow this actually looks sick, might be a cop right here

Offline TurtleGuy

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 07 November 2021, 11:32:40 »
I like it looks gud but Gb next month and no prototype

Offline SafeAtShore

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 07 November 2021, 12:07:11 »
This looks so good, can't wait for GB!

Also, what is the width of the blockers next to the macro column and exploded 65 column? Thanks!

0.25u

Do you mean 0.5u? The renders and layout images show spacing that is obviously wider than a quarter of a unit.

Edit to add on: That is a cool-looking PCB! Nothing new, but I haven't seen many keyboards actually use that sort of design. I think it'll pair well with the plate-less design.
« Last Edit: Sun, 07 November 2021, 12:10:30 by SafeAtShore »

Offline mxrixs

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 12 November 2021, 00:18:31 »
this looks so nice! Probably gonna have a premium price tag as well though

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 12 November 2021, 08:04:50 »
Seriously? $270? What's your MOQ?
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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 12 November 2021, 08:54:06 »
This is really exciting, I love everything about this.

However,
I, too, am concerned around the low price point and no prototype. Seems like you may be jumping the gun a bit with the December group buy date. What happens if you get the prototype and you don't like how it sounds or feels? Will you continue with the GB or hold it off until you get it right?

Offline Havattack

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 12 November 2021, 10:57:25 »
65% M0110 with a macro collum?! Sign me up son!!

Big Bezel Boys assemble!!

Edit: just noticed how seemingly huge that weight is.. How much is this gal going to weigh?! Dope.
« Last Edit: Fri, 12 November 2021, 11:00:47 by Havattack »

Offline Phractals

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 12 November 2021, 12:14:32 »
This is really exciting, I love everything about this.

However,
I, too, am concerned around the low price point and no prototype. Seems like you may be jumping the gun a bit with the December group buy date. What happens if you get the prototype and you don't like how it sounds or feels? Will you continue with the GB or hold it off until you get it right?

Totally agree with this. This board looks very promising and would be really good value at 270$. But you really need a prototype before going into GB. Please delay the GB until you have a prototype to show and have made changes, if needed. You might even have a buyer in me if the prototype comes out well.

Offline dtywill

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 12 November 2021, 13:26:44 »
There’s a photo an unfinished case on their discord


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Offline Clay333

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 13 November 2021, 20:26:23 »
I am not a fan of oversized cases, so this isn't something I would personally buy. But what has me intrigued is that PCB design. I would love to see how this board feels when it is built plateless. I wish that was an option on more boards. Not a buyer, but I really hope this board goes to GB and I get a chance to try someone else's one day.

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 15 November 2021, 03:13:50 »
Very clean, I would be interested.
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Offline nickthaskater

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 18 November 2021, 02:17:20 »
Definitely interested, but definitely want to see a prototype in action first. That PCB is either going to be a spectacular success or spectacular failure with those leaves. I can hear them cracking in my head.

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 18 November 2021, 09:20:19 »
This is so good. If half the feedback you get is basically "this is too good to be true", you know you're doing something very right - I hope your intent is truthful, if it is you have a real winner here.

I'd like to know how you intend on achieving the colours that you're pitching, and I may have missed it but what's the case material here even?

Best of luck and I look forward to seeing a working prototype and all that good stuff!

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 18 November 2021, 18:23:52 »
The got some prototypes from their manufacturer a few days ago and they look pretty great! (taken from the GB discord channel)278808-0278810-1278812-2278814-3

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 01 December 2021, 22:04:15 »
Someone in one of my Discord servers said this looks like it's up my alley, and indeed this looks pretty cool. If I get some money together in the coming months, I might have to pick this up!


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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 02 December 2021, 10:46:59 »
Very very very cool design. A pen rail would be the icing on top!
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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 02 December 2021, 10:59:42 »
I really love this. Very much going to try to get in on the GB when it happens.

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 02 December 2021, 16:34:37 »
It turns out only 50 units available for a GB, what a joke.

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 17 February 2022, 01:11:35 »
Hope this goes again. Are there plans for more? Love the retro look.  :cool:

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 17 February 2022, 07:21:02 »
It turns out only 50 units available for a GB, what a joke.

It was not a GB, but rather an in stock sale.
GB will start this Friday/Saturday

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 17 February 2022, 08:07:06 »
It turns out only 50 units available for a GB, what a joke.

It was not a GB, but rather an in stock sale.
GB will start this Friday/Saturday

I get discord is the go to for effective communication for releases but this is awful communication from the OP... Not a fan of having to join discords for every single upcoming board
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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 17 February 2022, 11:25:06 »
It turns out only 50 units available for a GB, what a joke.

It was not a GB, but rather an in stock sale.
GB will start this Friday/Saturday

I get discord is the go to for effective communication for releases but this is awful communication from the OP... Not a fan of having to join discords for every single upcoming board
Frankly, nobody is forcing you to.

You could have also gone to their website as listed in the OP and seen the information just the same: https://mmstudio.store/products/groupbuy-class65

Quote
Group Buy
Date: Feb 20th.

Quantity: The soft cap is 500, so everyone should be able get one, but still, don’t take too long time, we can’t tell how fast it will be sold out.

Shipment: We want to keep the GB shipment lead time within 4 months (ESD) and overachieving the soft cap will only increase the lead time. All Units will be fulfilled at once.

Offline TheNeonKnight

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 22 February 2022, 16:53:11 »
Damn choked on this for a few days too long, looks great.
« Last Edit: Tue, 22 February 2022, 16:55:13 by TheNeonKnight »

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 22 February 2022, 18:29:56 »
Damn choked on this for a few days too long, looks great.
The in-stock sale in January was solid, but the group buy this month has turned into a total joke. They changed the design from what's presented in the OP substantially. I placed my order thinking I was buying what's now become known as the "V1" only to then have the buy get halted a day later and a bunch of news about a "V2" come out and that all GB orders are actually for the V2.

The Discord tells all.

The original in-stock board seems great by all accounts. I wish I'd copped it then rather than waiting for the GB since now it seems pretty much a lost cause and I'm likely to just request a refund and wait for another board...

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 22 February 2022, 21:42:43 »
Ill check it out
« Last Edit: Tue, 22 February 2022, 21:51:32 by TheNeonKnight »

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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 23 February 2022, 06:42:52 »
It turns out only 50 units available for a GB, what a joke.

It was not a GB, but rather an in stock sale.
GB will start this Friday/Saturday
I get discord is the go to for effective communication for releases but this is awful communication from the OP... Not a fan of having to join discords for every single upcoming board
Frankly, nobody is forcing you to.

You could have also gone to their website as listed in the OP and seen the information just the same: https://mmstudio.store/products/groupbuy-class65

Quote
Group Buy
Date: Feb 20th.

Quantity: The soft cap is 500, so everyone should be able get one, but still, don’t take too long time, we can’t tell how fast it will be sold out.

Shipment: We want to keep the GB shipment lead time within 4 months (ESD) and overachieving the soft cap will only increase the lead time. All Units will be fulfilled at once.
Shocker.
« Last Edit: Wed, 23 February 2022, 06:44:25 by MSA_Vision »
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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 23 February 2022, 16:40:48 »
Damn choked on this for a few days too long, looks great.
The in-stock sale in January was solid, but the group buy this month has turned into a total joke. They changed the design from what's presented in the OP substantially. I placed my order thinking I was buying what's now become known as the "V1" only to then have the buy get halted a day later and a bunch of news about a "V2" come out and that all GB orders are actually for the V2.

The Discord tells all.

The original in-stock board seems great by all accounts. I wish I'd copped it then rather than waiting for the GB since now it seems pretty much a lost cause and I'm likely to just request a refund and wait for another board...

what are the difference between v1 and v2? and will the gb reopen?
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Re: [IC]Class 65% by MM Studio
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 24 February 2022, 11:07:32 »
Damn choked on this for a few days too long, looks great.
The in-stock sale in January was solid, but the group buy this month has turned into a total joke. They changed the design from what's presented in the OP substantially. I placed my order thinking I was buying what's now become known as the "V1" only to then have the buy get halted a day later and a bunch of news about a "V2" come out and that all GB orders are actually for the V2.

The Discord tells all.

The original in-stock board seems great by all accounts. I wish I'd copped it then rather than waiting for the GB since now it seems pretty much a lost cause and I'm likely to just request a refund and wait for another board...

what are the difference between v1 and v2? and will the gb reopen?
The buy is on right now: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=116367.0

Primary difference is V2 gained the option for a Bluetooth PCB (hotswap only) which includes a battery, while the wired solder/hotswap versions now have an optional weight for where the battery otherwise goes (default is a foam insert - you need to buy the weight as an extra).

Pink was also replaced by grey as a result of supply issues with the pink ano colouring.