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[GB]Chapter 1 Exploded 65% by Rooke Design - GB 31 March
« on: Mon, 28 March 2022, 11:52:07 »
Chapter 1

Rooke Design








Chapter 1 was designed to honour the material used, by making these materials visible in a sophisticated and striking way.





0. Contents

1. Details
2. Status
3. Editions, Photos and Renders
4. Deskmat, Comic and Custom Knob
5. Vendors and Pricing
6. Contact and Socials
7. FAQ





1. Details



- 65%
- Isolation gasket mount with leaf spring plate
- 6.5 typing angle
- 18mm front height (excluding front chamfer)
- Footprint = 340mm wide x 136.5mm deep
- Weight is between 1.8kg and 2.5kg depending on configuration
- Arrow cluster
- EC11 Rotary encoder
- ANSI and ISO plate options (6.25u only)
- Solder and Hotswap PCBs
- USB-C daughter board
- Aluminium and Polycarbonate Case Options
- Various Weight Options
- Custom Knob
- Expected Q4 Production Completion, with Q1 2023 Delivery

What's included?

- Top, bottom and weight
- PC plate as standard (ANSI/ISO)
- Knob matching chosen edition
- Hotswap/solder PCB
- Daughterboard and encoder
- Necessary screws
- Gaskets, feet and silicon plate alignment pins
- Hard carry case
- Chapter 1 comic





2. Status



Streams:

- Dutchmasterw: Monday 28 March @ 18:30est
Sound Test Cloud Atlas, alu plate w/ Durock POMs : Click Here

- Mechmerlin: Tuesday 29 March @ TBF
- Alexetos: Thursday 31 March @ TBF

I'm sorry for not yet having sound tests, but they will be linked here from streamers when they are ready! This will also give a better idea of how the board sounds compares to other boards and in the same recording conditions.




3. Photos and Renders

Editions

There are 4 editions available, each of which has been named after a famous book:

Cloud Atlas

PC Top, E-white Bottom, PC knob and your choice of Weight!




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The Dark Knight

Black top, Black bottom, Black knob and your choice of Weight!




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Devil in a Blue Dress

Dark navy top, E-white Bottom, Navy knob and your choice of Weight!




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White Oleander

E-white top, E-white bottom, E-white knob and your choice of Weight!




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Brass

Silver Aluminium

Stainless steel

Copper






4. Deskmat, Comic and Custom Knob

There will be 3 deskmats available alongside Chapter 1 group buy!

Black Off White



Navy Off White



Black 'n Brass




There are multiple additional Knobs available as extras.

Some; such as the navy, silver and stainless steel haven't been prototyped but the colours have all been approved - please see images of other parts above to get an idea of the colour of these knobs.

Available colours:

- Silver alu
- Lilac alu
- Black alu
- E-white alu
- Navy alu
- Polycarb
- Brass
- Copper
- SS







Comic


A Comic will be included with every Group Buy order and is my take on the beginning of a story that is relevant to many people within our community, new and old! For the first part of the story, we have focused more on a graphic art piece, to leave some up to your imagination and allow me to see where the future takes us!

There will be no comics sold separately, and everyone will have to wait for shipment to see what is inside! In the meantime:







5. Vendors and Pricing

Vendors:

US: Mekibo 200 units Raffle format
EU: Mykeyboard.eu 100 units Raffle format
SEA: Ilumkb 100 units FCFS
CA: Ashkeebs 50 units Raffle format
AU: Daily Clack 50 units FCFS
China: zFrontier 50 units FCFS

All vendors are region locked!

Pricing

All editions are priced exactly the same, with the determining factor being the choice of weight. For now, represented in USD until Vendors update their price lists.

Aluminium Weight Kit: 475$

Brass Weight Kit: 530$

Copper Weight Kit: 550$

Stainless Steel Weight Kit: 625$

Disclaimer: all weights are a sandblasted finish with the Chapter 1 cloud engraving. Brass and copper accessories are also clear coated. The clear coat can wear off over time but will tell the the story of your own Chapter 1!

Extras:

Knobs:

- Alu: 20$
- PC: 20$
- Brass: 40$
- Copper: 42$
- SS: 44$

Alu knob colours include: black, navy, e-white, silver and lilac

Plates:
Renders:

Black alu


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Silver alu


Lilac alu


Polycarb


Brass


Copper


Layout options for both Solder and Hotswap PCBs

- Alu: 35$
- PC: 40$
- Copper: 57$
- Brass: 55$

Alu plate colours include: Black, silver and lilac

Weights:

- Alu: 50$
- Brass: 105$
- Copper: 125
- Stainless Steel: 200$

PC Top Extra: 150$





6. Contact and Socials

Please follow me on Instagram and come join the Discord if you for quicker answers to your questions!


         





7. FAQ

Q: What layouts are available?
A: Only 6.25u bottom row. Normal and Split backspace. Stepped and normal Caps. ANSI and ISO

Q: What about hotswap PCB?
A: Exactly the same! Some switches on the hotswap PCB will be north facing to allow for extra layout options.

Q: Will there be a PC bottom?
A: no.

Q: Will there be RGB?
A: No

Q: Does a Rama knob fit on Chapter 1?
A: Yes! The encoder is slightly shorter than standard EC11, but the Rama knob still works perfectly.

Q: Lead time?
A: Estimated delivery of Q1 2023





Special Thanks!

A huge thank you to my wife for having my back through this entire process, and taking on the grueling job of being Rooke Design's social media manager! Tom for the amazing friendship we've built, and being part of the stress. And lastly everyone who has shown Rooke Design love and support over the past year! Thank you!
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Offline Rooke-Design

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Re: [GB]Chapter 1 Exploded 65% by Rooke Design - GB 31 March
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 28 March 2022, 12:17:31 »
Reserved

30/03/2022:
- Dutchmasterw Sound Test added
- Plate renders and layout options added
« Last Edit: Wed, 30 March 2022, 07:10:06 by Rooke-Design »

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Re: [GB]Chapter 1 Exploded 65% by Rooke Design - GB 31 March
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 28 March 2022, 12:18:32 »
yes daddi

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Re: [GB]Chapter 1 Exploded 65% by Rooke Design - GB 31 March
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 28 March 2022, 12:19:17 »
It is finally time! I wish you all the best for the GB!

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Re: [GB]Chapter 1 Exploded 65% by Rooke Design - GB 31 March
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 28 March 2022, 12:50:17 »
Very excited to see this board on my desk! Been a long time coming, you are absolutely going to kill it!

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Re: [GB]Chapter 1 Exploded 65% by Rooke Design - GB 31 March
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 28 March 2022, 14:43:56 »
Still hoping Ill make it this 31st. Pure quality!

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Re: [GB]Chapter 1 Exploded 65% by Rooke Design - GB 31 March
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 28 March 2022, 15:34:53 »
Pricing is too much for your # of unit
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Offline Rooke-Design

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Re: [GB]Chapter 1 Exploded 65% by Rooke Design - GB 31 March
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 29 March 2022, 03:19:24 »
Pricing is too much for your # of unit

It is difficult right now because everyone is used to pre covid pricing.
There are a few reasons for the pricing:

1. Since I started working on this board and posting the first IC, the price of material has almost doubled. PCB costs have increased significantly, and so have shipping prices.
2. There are multiple parts included with this board, with multiple options for each part - all parts are custom. This also includes the comic and hard carry case.
3. Most importantly, this design utilizes thick material to get the desired aesthetic.

It may be slightly more expensive that what you are used to, but it is worth every cent.  :thumb:

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Re: [GB]Chapter 1 Exploded 65% by Rooke Design - GB 31 March
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 29 March 2022, 14:54:59 »
Very clean, love exploded 65%!

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Re: [GB]Chapter 1 Exploded 65% by Rooke Design - GB 31 March
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 30 March 2022, 03:46:08 »
Congrats on finally getting to GB stage! I know you've put a lot of efforts on this project and it shows. Best of luck!
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Re: [GB]Chapter 1 Exploded 65% by Rooke Design - GB 31 March
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Re: [GB]Chapter 1 Exploded 65% by Rooke Design - GB 31 March
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 31 March 2022, 05:48:02 »
Vendors going LIVE today!