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Offline ARSLOCK

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[IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 09:23:13 »


Fossil Full Size - Made in USA

Carolina Mech + Van Dusen

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After the success of Palmetto 60, our next project is a custom full sized keyboard. Designed and manufactured by Van Dusen.



Carnivore Weight, blued, designed by u/onecreativemind


7 degrees, 17.5mm front height


Herbivore Weight, blued


bronze and titanium blue cerakote


blank weight, blued


wk, f13, raw beadblast


specifications:
- hiney pcb, via, f12 and f13 compatible
- grommet mount
- usb-c daughterboard
- 7 degrees
- 17.5mm front height
- 2.44 kg / 5.6 lb
- price: $600+ (tbd)
- plates: aluminum, fr4. maybe: carbon fiber, brass, pom, poly?




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plate


top options (2 will be produced)

to do:
- sound test
- build streams
- anodizing is in process
- working on carrying case for shipping
- finalize colors
- proto plates in pom, cf, poly
- sale format

We're producing as much as possible in USA. We probably will outsource plates for this board because it was not cost effective on Palmetto to CNC them ourselves.

We will have several dozen early access units of this board available while we determine the sale method for a larger quantity. Join our discord for more info!

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« Last Edit: Fri, 10 June 2022, 09:32:45 by ARSLOCK »

Offline futurecrime

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 09:44:55 »
What a beaut!

Offline Hedgey

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 09:49:43 »
Saw this board (and it's variants) at the SC meetup last month as well as where they're manufactured.  Amazing quality, and if you're into full size this is the board to get!!
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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 09:51:01 »
awesome board. how does the mount/sound feel? looking forward to seeing content creators impressions, but i am most likely in

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 10:14:21 »
layout number 6 is insane lmao i'm with it

this is a cool project
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Offline Theman2k

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 10:16:39 »
Amazing looking board.
Sent all my questions and thoughts through the IC form.
Top options 1 and 2 for the win!
I am 100% in on this board.

I waited for this so much, Hope it won't be under a raffle so I won't lose the chance to get one.

Offline Yves W

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 10:20:51 »
Looks very nice!
Would be even sicker if we could get a south-paw layout for the numpad, or if we could change the location of the numpad around like the TENET does with it's nav cluster.

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 10:28:56 »
Looks very nice!
Would be even sicker if we could get a south-paw layout for the numpad, or if we could change the location of the numpad around like the TENET does with it's nav cluster.

would be a whole different board and PCB design so i think it's unlikely, but i would consider shelling out for a southpaw version
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Offline panka

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 10:57:33 »
hot asf, especially the f13 wkl version w/o media keys

Offline white_rabbit

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 11:55:19 »
That weight design is awesome!

Offline gotgoodiez

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 12:35:03 »
Still can't decide on option 6 or 8 but love this board and can't wait to have one.

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 12:38:24 »
Absolute unit! GLWIC!  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 12:47:19 »
Im ready. Put my preferences but Im pretty flexible. Id go for a puddsy southpaw fossil down the way too

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 14:01:01 »
IC form filled, really digging this board design! A true alum full sized custom is something that I have yet to get in my collection & this one is looking pretty fire. The only thing that could make this better IMO would be a southpaw variant. Although I get not wanting to do that as that would basically require running two seperate designs at once. Anyways awesome work guys & GL moving forward with this!

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 14:21:43 »
I think you should pick 1 layout and then make the 2nd version a southpaw version of the 1st layout. I'm not a southpaw user but there are so few options out there for southpaws and full size boards that I'm sure it will be appreciated.

Offline JQ27

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 15:07:06 »
This is fantastic.

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 16:08:10 »
interested

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 21:06:18 »
I'm gonna have to start hording the old danegeld again.
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Offline superjackie

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 21:37:08 »
looks nice but just way too big. good for collectors, def not daily use. maybe consider compact full like sar or evil troy 92?

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 10 June 2022, 21:49:15 »
You're not actually serious are you?
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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 11 June 2022, 01:53:44 »
Layout 6 ftw. Gromet feels good on my erghost so this probably will too. Could you consider making the weight internal as well?

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 11 June 2022, 05:10:25 »
looks nice but just way too big. good for collectors, def not daily use. maybe consider compact full like sar or evil troy 92?

Something something preference. Just because it's not for you doesn't mean it's bad.

Offline Theman2k

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 11 June 2022, 06:27:42 »
looks nice but just way too big. good for collectors, def not daily use. maybe consider compact full like sar or evil troy 92?

That's OK, I personally like this a lot!

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 11 June 2022, 08:55:47 »
Layout 2 for the win! Gives the highest number of keys possible for a full sized layout. How about manufacturing in China so that the price comes down which will enable a wider community reach for this board?

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 11 June 2022, 14:48:13 »
F20 here we come baby

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 12 June 2022, 00:20:57 »
Layout 2 for the win! Gives the highest number of keys possible for a full sized layout. How about manufacturing in China so that the price comes down which will enable a wider community reach for this board?


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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 12 June 2022, 12:21:32 »
Layout 6 ftw. Gromet feels good on my erghost so this probably will too. Could you consider making the weight internal as well?

Actually, I take it back. Layout 2/5 should both be offered. Also, make the weight internal?  ;D

Offline Theman2k

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 12 June 2022, 15:24:51 »
Layout 6 ftw. Gromet feels good on my erghost so this probably will too. Could you consider making the weight internal as well?

Actually, I take it back. Layout 2/5 should both be offered. Also, make the weight internal?  ;D

Hell yeah! layout 2 FTW!

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 12 June 2022, 22:55:41 »
Very najs :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 13 June 2022, 00:20:27 »
2 and 6 go hard.

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 13 June 2022, 07:53:40 »
Not sure I'll have the funds when this goes live but I'm going to promote the hell out of it because we need more full size customs in the space. Plus the design is sick. Arslock good people. Highly recommend.
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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 13 June 2022, 19:37:58 »
suuuper expensive but the space is sorely lacking boutique fullsize options so I'm a fan. the t-rex weight is gorgeous

Offline Handke

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 14 June 2022, 04:08:26 »
No ISO? Please add it. This is the only full size keyboard that I want.

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 14 June 2022, 07:14:14 »
I like this quite a lot. Always appreciate a unique and interesting design, glwic!

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 14 June 2022, 09:52:58 »
I love it! Maybe there could be a maroon color?

Offline Que7797

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 15 June 2022, 14:13:53 »
Very nice, grommet mount looks like a great idea.

Good stuff, Arslock!

Offline MrEsosmao

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 15 June 2022, 17:39:43 »
I've never been a fan of full size keebs, but I may have to reconsider. Good work!

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 15 June 2022, 21:13:07 »
Thing looks like an absolute weapon.

Layout 6 is the play.

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 16 June 2022, 00:27:40 »
Totally interested. If the price is right, might cop.

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Re: [IC] Fossil Full Size - Made in USA
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 17 June 2022, 08:05:42 »
No ISO? Please add it. This is the only full size keyboard that I want.

We'll add ISO, that was an oversight. The plate already has it but the PCB doesn't yet.
I think you should pick 1 layout and then make the 2nd version a southpaw version of the 1st layout. I'm not a southpaw user but there are so few options out there for southpaws and full size boards that I'm sure it will be appreciated.

Southpaw might come eventually, please if you're interested in that make a note in the IC form.

Layout 2 for the win! Gives the highest number of keys possible for a full sized layout. How about manufacturing in China so that the price comes down which will enable a wider community reach for this board?

We won't be making cases in China. The whole point of my company is to produce boards in the USA.