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Offline ectoplasmatic

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[GB] PROTOZOA FOUNDATION - FRL TKL XT - JUNE 22
« on: Mon, 20 June 2022, 04:26:49 »
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Foundation (/founˈdāSH(ə)n/)

:: a body or ground upon which something is built up or overlaid ::

Foundation is designed around this principle - to lay a foundation for you to build on. Itís meant to be modified and personalized over time and to be able to reinvent itself through the seasons of life.

Foundation features a magnetically interchangeable top that can be swapped out to match various keysets, deskmats or battle-station vibes. We all love this hobby and enjoy evolving our taste over time. Why not have a board that can evolve with you?

Group Buy runs June 22nd - July 6th.

+ With a magnetic interface, you can hotswap the aesthetic top pieces made from Aluminium, Hand Dyed Plexiglass and Recycled Terrazzo Plastic to your hearts content.

+ Three base finishes including black, e-white and a textured wrinkle-grey powdercoat, eleven different top pieces in three materials, and four badge styles give you a large amount of choice to personalise your FOUNDATION.

+ Featuring a cork base piece, interchangeable top and bottom badges, and an elegant three piece design, FOUNDATION exemplifies our signature attention to detail. A choice of Solder or Hotswap PCBs by Mechlovin' rounds out this offering.

Now live at these great vendors:

USA & UK: Protozoa
EU: KEYGEM
Canada: Ashkeebs
Asia: zFrontier EN,
China: zFrontier CN
SEA: HEX
OCE: Daily Clack
 



Group Buy Format - Unlimited (within human limit)
Group Buy Date: June 22 - July 6
Delivery: 6 months after GB end



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  • FRL TKL Layout
  • Hotswap magnetic aesthetic top plates for easy customization.
  • 3-piece body construction (base, mid, top)
  • 6063 aluminium body (base, mid, top), with optional tops in various materials and colours
  • Full adhesive backed cork foot
  • Top Mount
  • 6 degree typing angle
  • 2 detachable badges
  • RGB underglow windows
  • USB-C (no daughterboard)
  • Custom silkscreen PCB designed and assembled with love in Vietnam by Mechlovin'
  • Custom made Torx T6 hardware throughout
  • Stainless steel weight
  • Micro-suede under pcb mat for ESD protection
  • Three finishes: (1) Black Anodized (2) E-white (3) Wrinkle grey powder coat

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Solder PCB Layout

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Hotswap PCB Layout

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Keyboard Chassis - $300 + shipping [doesn't include Top, PCB, Badges]

  • Base and mid piece in color of your choice
  • 2 cork feet (1 preinstalled, 1 extra)
  • Aluminum full plate
  • Stainless steel weight
  • Custom Torx T6 hardware
  • Micro-suede ESD mat (below PCB)
  • Custom Premium Carrying Case

Tops - 80$ / each. Aluminium 6063
  • Black w/ Stainless Steel Badge/font]
  • White w/ Stainless Steel Badge
  • Wrinkel Grey w/ Stainless Steel Badge

Tops - 100$ / each. Hand dyed CNC Plexiglass
  • Atomic Purple w/ white badge
  • Tropical Turquoise w/ black badge
  • Pink Blush w/ white badge
  • Ocean Blue w/ brass badge

SE Tops - $100/each
  • Duotone Fade (Hand Dyed Gradient Duotone Plexiglass) w/ black badge
  • Black Terrazzo w/ polished stainless badge
  • White Terrazzo w/ polished stainless badge
  • Replicant (Amber - ULTEM 1000) w/ black badge

PCB - $50
  • Solder

PCB - $60
  • Hotswap

Badges - $15 for 2
  • Stainless Steel Matte
  • Black Anodized
  • Copper Raw Matte

Extras - Plates - $35
  • Polycarbonate
  • Aluminium


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Foundation has been in the making since May 2020, going through 5 prototype rounds with three different factories. We've tried all sorts of different materials, and finally settled on a first round of material and colour offerings. If well received, we have a lot of ideas for new colours and materials to spark your fancy - as well as other layouts that fit into the main chassis.

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Black
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Black + Wrinkle Grey
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Black + White
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Black + Atomic Purple
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Black + Turquoise
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Black + Pink Blush
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Black + Blue
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Black + Fade
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Black + Black Terrazzo
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Black + White Terrazzo
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Black + Replicant
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White
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White + Black
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White + Wrinkle Grey
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White + Atomic Purple
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White + Turquoise
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White + Pink Blush
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White + Blue
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White + Fade
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White + Black Terrazzo
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White + White Terrazzo
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White + Replicant
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Wrinkle Grey
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Wrinkle Grey + Black
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Wrinkle Grey + Turquoise
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Wrinkle Grey + Pink Blush
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Wrinkle Grey + Blue
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Wrinkle Grey + Black Terrazzo
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Wrinkle Grey + White Terrazzo
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Wrinkle Grey + Replicant
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You made it, that was a long scrolling session. Thanks so much for your support and interest. Any questions - drop us a note below.

With love,
Protozoa Studio

« Last Edit: Thu, 23 June 2022, 03:05:46 by ectoplasmatic »

Offline ectoplasmatic

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Re: [GB] PROTOZOA FOUNDATION - FRL TKL XT - JUNE 22
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 01:41:30 »
reserved for further updates

Offline mvkb

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Re: [GB] PROTOZOA FOUNDATION - FRL TKL XT - JUNE 22
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 23 June 2022, 09:48:10 »
Super excited about this one! GLWGB friends!!

Offline nicx

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Re: [GB] PROTOZOA FOUNDATION - FRL TKL XT - JUNE 22
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 25 June 2022, 19:35:25 »
a 60% version of this with that column on the left would be an insta buy from me  :-X

Offline flying1911

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Re: [GB] PROTOZOA FOUNDATION - FRL TKL XT - JUNE 22
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 27 June 2022, 04:03:23 »
Let's go!
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Offline Full

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Re: [GB] PROTOZOA FOUNDATION - FRL TKL XT - JUNE 22
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 27 June 2022, 11:45:57 »
This is so cool!
Hi!

Offline Luna

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Re: [GB] PROTOZOA FOUNDATION - FRL TKL XT - JUNE 22
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 04 July 2022, 05:40:56 »
Is the board via compatible?
If so, where can we find the firmware?

Offline Luna

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Re: [GB] PROTOZOA FOUNDATION - FRL TKL XT - JUNE 22
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 05 July 2022, 06:40:29 »
Found the answer, ordered!