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[IC] Pomelo - GB Closed - Anodizing
« on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 11:06:08 »
Pomelo

The Universal Minivan Keyboard by Fruit


Rev 1 Prototype pictured, some changes have occurred since.


GB Thread: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=116198
Discord: https://discord.gg/aD3mec3xP2



Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Specifications
3. Group Buy Details
4. Renders and Pictures
5. To-do
6. Updates
7. Credits


1. Introduction
Pomelo is designed to be The Universal Minivan Keyboard. Pomelo utilizes the open source plate design from the Coriander and Hull keyboards, designed by trashman, as well as some usb-c to jst trickery to enable compatibility with most existing minivan pcbs.

Compatible Van PCBs:

Low Rider, TKC Minivan HS, JetVan, Ketch, BigBoi, Airport Shuttle, GetawayVan, Lesovoz, Minibaen, Minisub, Model-V, Omnibus, Taco Truck, Wanten, and m3n3van

Not Compatible Van PCBs:

TheVan44, Sketch, and Ice Cream Truck



2. Specifications

- Specifications -
Layout : Universal or WKL
Typing Angle : 5 degrees
Front Height : 18.3 mm (21.5 mm EKH)
Mounting Style : Top mount
Body : Aluminum 6061
Plate Layouts : KLE

Color : 3 Anodized Options
   Navy Blue - 282 C
   Lilac - 2715 C
   Grey - 10 C
Color reference:
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 Navy Blue  -  Lilac  - Dark Grey - Silver (Clear)

Top Case will be anodized in one of the above colors.
Bottom Case and Pen Insert will be clear anodized.

Includes
   Top Case in either Universal or WKL
   Bottom Case and Pen Insert
   Daughterboard + JST Cable
   USB-C to JST Cable for non-DB PCBs
   Hardware and Rubber feet
   Fruitykeeb Carrying Case

Optional Extras
   Omnibus PCB by Aeternus.co
   Extra Universal, Minibaen, and Half-Plate Plates in FR4, Alu, Stainless Steel, and Brass
   Extra Top Piece
   Extra Pen Insert
   


3. Group Buy Details
Site : Fruitykeeb
Date : February 2022
QTY : Unlimited (Human limit applies)
Ship date : est. May-June 2022

Prices :
   Pomelo kit : $260
   
   Extra Top : $120
   Extra Pen Insert : $60
   Extra PCB : $30
   Extra Plates : $15-60


4. Renders and Pictures
Huge thank you to Olivia for the renders <3

- Renders -
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Navy Blue + Universal + Minisub PCB + GMK Nautilus R1




Lilac + WKL + Omnibus PCB + GMK Paperwork




Grey + Universal + Minibaen PCB + Kat Space Cadet



Note: This features upcoming PC Bottom and Pen Insert


- Prototype Pictures -
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3DP Rev 2 Prototype printed by OCM


Mark One pen for reference

There was discussion about the pen scratching the face of the insert, but the pen rests on the chamfered edges of the case rather than the face of the insert.

Bottom Face


USB Cutout




5. To-do
[X] - Final IC
[X] - Finalize GB Dates
[X] - Send it


6. Updates
+ May 23rd, 2022 - Arrived at Anodizer
+ May 17th, 2022 - Machining Finished
+ March 25th, 2022 - Manufacturing started.
+ March 7th, 2022 - GB Closed.


7. Credits
A big thank you to all the friends in the Aeternus and the 40% Discords, and to all the stupid enablers that say **** like this is a good idea. !sign
« Last Edit: Mon, 23 May 2022, 18:28:01 by fruitykeeb »

Offline fruitykeeb

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Re: [IC] Pomelo - Universal Van Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 11:06:34 »
reservation for 1 please

Update including some price changes here
« Last Edit: Wed, 26 January 2022, 00:12:23 by fruitykeeb »

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Re: [IC] Pomelo - Universal Van Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 11:09:41 »
How many raisins can this hold?

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Re: [IC] Pomelo - Universal Van Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 11:12:04 »
How many raisins can this hold?

like 6 or so

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Re: [IC] Pomelo - Universal Van Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 11:12:42 »
swappable pen rail inserts is the way.

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Re: [IC] Pomelo - Universal Van Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 11:55:16 »
This would look great in something like Orange or Red Wine

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Re: [IC] Pomelo - Universal Van Keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 15:01:05 »
will this fit the rainkeebs minisub pcb

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Re: [IC] Pomelo - Universal Van Keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 15:38:10 »
The ortho renders look super cool! GLWIC.

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Re: [IC] Pomelo - Universal Van Keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 18:22:49 »
oh this is like that matrix keyboard that was posted today but smaller

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Re: [IC] Pomelo - Universal Van Keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 20:06:44 »
This would look great in something like Orange or Red Wine

thanks for the feedback! Wine and other colors are being considered for a round 2

will this fit the rainkeebs minisub pcb

:polite_laugh:

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Re: [IC] Pomelo - Universal Van Keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 20:11:59 »
This looks nice. I still regularly type on and enjoy my Ristretto.

Some questions:

What's the value of having a second pen insert - are they different colours or something?

I assume that the pen rail's ends will be rounded, as in renders / Rev 2 proto, not squared as in Rev 1, correct?

Is it possible to select preferred plate type during kit purchase, as opposed to buying an extra and then having to throw away yet another unwanted FR4 plate?

Any photos of the bottom of the keyboard?

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Re: [IC] Pomelo - Universal Van Keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 18 January 2022, 23:03:20 »
I need it

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Re: [IC] Pomelo - Universal Van Keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 01:12:47 »
What's the value of having a second pen insert - are they different colours or something?

Extra pen inserts will be the same colors; having an extra is always useful with an extra top and if the insert ends scuffed or damaged it can be swapped out easily.

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I assume that the pen rail's ends will be rounded, as in renders / Rev 2 proto, not squared as in Rev 1, correct?

Yes, the production pen rails' ends will be rounded like the renders and rev 2 prototype.

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Is it possible to select preferred plate type during kit purchase, as opposed to buying an extra and then having to throw away yet another unwanted FR4 plate?

I will definitely consider this moving forward

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Any photos of the bottom of the keyboard?

Yes, I've attached a picture of the bottom here with a rev 1 prototype - it is simple with an engraving of "pomelo" in the center.



thanks for the good feedback, it's much appreciated

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Re: [IC] Pomelo - Universal Van Keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 19 January 2022, 02:46:50 »
doing god's work, joining in on this. glwic!!

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Re: [IC] Pomelo - Universal Van Keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 26 January 2022, 00:11:42 »
Update

Changes:
Compatible pcbs:
   + TKC minivan HS

Pricing:
   GB kits : $290 -> $260
   Extra PCBs : $35 -> $30
   Extra Plates : $25-60 -> $15-60

Major changes:
   PCB and Plate are no longer included in the base kits - this is a decision made because many people already have van pcbs/plates and would opt to have a lower priced board that would not include a pcb/plate that would go to waste.
   PCBs will still be offered alongside during the GB and at a slightly reduced price.


Thanks to Mecxs here and Cianthia on discord for sparking this conversation

Offline surplusofchairs

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Re: [IC] Pomelo - Universal Van Keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 26 January 2022, 00:25:20 »
excited for this :) i want to take a picture of this board with my pomelo tree in the background lol

after seeing peoples showcase pics with smolka, im realising the pen area would be amazing during work


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Re: [IC] Pomelo - Universal Van Keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 26 January 2022, 02:44:23 »
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Low Rider, Minivan HS, JetVan, Ketch, BigBoi, Airport Shuttle, GetawayVan, Lesovoz, Minibaen, Minisub, Model-V, Omnibus, Taco Truck, Wanten, m3n3van, and TKC Minivan HS

Which of these are hotswap pcb?


On Fruitykeeb website, there was a picture (render?) featuring the underglow state of a Pomelo keyboard (contrary to the photos show for the prototype):


Will the bottom piece be machined in acrylic or PC? Given that the partnered Omnibus PCB by Aeternus.co also comes with underglow.
If not will the file for the bottom piece be made public?
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Re: [IC] Pomelo - Universal Van Keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 26 January 2022, 11:00:43 »
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Low Rider, Minivan HS, JetVan, Ketch, BigBoi, Airport Shuttle, GetawayVan, Lesovoz, Minibaen, Minisub, Model-V, Omnibus, Taco Truck, Wanten, m3n3van, and TKC Minivan HS

Which of these are hotswap pcb?

Minivan HS, Minisub, and TacoTruck currently.

On Fruitykeeb website, there was a picture (render?) featuring the underglow state of a Pomelo keyboard (contrary to the photos show for the prototype):

snip

Will the bottom piece be machined in acrylic or PC? Given that the partnered Omnibus PCB by Aeternus.co also comes with underglow.
If not will the file for the bottom piece be made public?

This is a render of upcoming PC bottom and pen insert planned for future rounds, noted in the renders section below the picture. This IC (consider this R1) will only be Aluminum bottom pieces and the bottom piece files will not be made public.

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Re: [IC] Pomelo - Universal Van Keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 28 January 2022, 05:49:23 »
kawaii

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Re: [IC] Pomelo - GB LIVE!
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 07 February 2022, 17:20:48 »
Last update for this thread: we are in GB!! Check out the GB thread linked above for final pricing and details.

Thanks all

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Re: [IC] Pomelo - GB Closed - Anodizing
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 21 September 2022, 04:58:10 »
nice rotor

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