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Offline Anorexious

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[IC] DESØLATION • Polymount 60% keyboard
« on: Fri, 24 May 2024, 19:37:25 »


DESØLATION
Polymount 60% keyboard





0. Status
The Prototype has been made, currently being tested.





1. Intro
Hello everyone! Meet Desølation, a Polymount 60% keyboard with adjustable typing feel and sound options through its multiple mounting system options. With multiple mounting systems, Desølation offers versatility, allowing users to tailor their typing feel and sound characteristics to their preferences. Whether you prefer a stiffer typing experience with crisp sound or a softer, more isolated typing feel, Desølation has you covered.

Interest check is now open.









2. Index

0. STATUS
1. INTRO
2. INDEX
3. DESIGN
4. SPECIFICATIONS
5. FEATURES
6. CONSTRUCTIONS
7. COLOR AND TOP CASE OPTIONS
8. PROTOTYPE
9. LAYOUT
10. PRICING
11. MEDIA
12. KEEP IN LOOP






3. Design









4. Specifications

Specifications:
- 60% layout, ISO support, and split backspace (for solder option)
- Available in HHKB, WKL, and WK options
- Polymount including silicone jacket gasket, oring gasket, oring leaf, and bottom mount.
- 7.5° typing angle
- 23.35mm effective keyboard height
- Aluminum 6063 or Polycarbonate with stainless steel weight
- 1.5mm Aluminium, Polycarbonate, POM, Carbon Fiber, FR4 (1.6mm) plate
- In-house design PCB desolation60 1.6mm thickness solder or hotswap - configurable with QMK/VIA

- Built weight est -+1.8kg, Unbuilt est -+1.5kg, Weight only est -+0.7kg

Parts included with the kit:
- Keyboard case: (Top case, Bottom case, Weight)
- Selection plate (Aluminium, Polycarbonate, POM, Carbon Fiber, FR4)
- 1.6mm Hotswap/Solder PCB; layout information will be shared later
- Daughterboard JST Cable
- 1x O-ring (50a) for friction mount, 5x O-ring for leaf mount, 5x silicone jacket, 5x bottom mount spacer
- 4x Custom-designed rubber feet
- Hand-carry keyboard bag
- Other accessories






5. Features

Multi mounting system

Silicone jacket gasket mount


Bottom mount


Friction Oring mount


Oring leaf mount


Silicone Dumbbell mount


Magnetic lock system

The magnetic lock facilitates easy assembly and disassembly, eliminating the need for screws.







6. Constructions









7. Color and Top case options





More preview





8. Prototype











9. Layout

Available in HHKB, WKL, and WK blocker
PCB Layout will coming later








10. Pricing

Our target price is around $250-350







11. Media
Quick build video



We will be working with content creators to give a preview of Desolation, including build streams, typing tests, and overall impressions. A list of enthusiasts and influencers will be shared at a later time.







12. Keep in loop


Any feedback and questions are welcomed!
Interest check is still open to get a better insight on how much interest in this project and your region
Your inputs will be very valuable to determine price and vendor partners







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« Last Edit: Mon, 03 June 2024, 20:31:52 by Anorexious »

Offline HubertThemad

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Re: [IC] DESØLATION • Polymount 60% keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 24 May 2024, 23:52:24 »
Best of luck with this IC! I always love seeing someone from Indonesia in the hobby (I was born in Semarang). IC form filled out, and looking forward to seeing how the pricing will pan out

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Re: [IC] DESØLATION • Polymount 60% keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 24 May 2024, 23:55:27 »
Bottom mount in. 2024 and a fun design? Damn, I wish I liked the layout. If this group buy goes well, I'd love to see this concept and design language on another layout

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Re: [IC] DESØLATION • Polymount 60% keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 25 May 2024, 02:01:45 »
Best of luck with this IC! I always love seeing someone from Indonesia in the hobby (I was born in Semarang). IC form filled out, and looking forward to seeing how the pricing will pan out

thanks for the wishes fellow Indonesian! We still working on the pricing, hopefully we can get the best price for everyone

Bottom mount in. 2024 and a fun design? Damn, I wish I liked the layout. If this group buy goes well, I'd love to see this concept and design language on another layout

Hehe yes bottom mount sounds outdated, personally will prefer top mount but to be fair it gives similar typing feel, due to design constraint unfortunately we can't bring top mount into options, but will still explore any possibilities of other mounting system

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Re: [IC] DESØLATION • Polymount 60% keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 25 May 2024, 02:49:50 »
If it's magnets holding the top and bottom together, wouldn't it snap shut when you're assembling the board and therefore scratching the ano?

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Re: [IC] DESØLATION • Polymount 60% keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 25 May 2024, 02:55:24 »
If it's magnets holding the top and bottom together, wouldn't it snap shut when you're assembling the board and therefore scratching the ano?

I've tested this for around 3 months now and haven't seen any scratches, especially in the contact area, although yes it will have more risk compared to a conventional lock mechanism
By design, it has a slight tolerance that minimizes this from happening

Pros you can easily assemble without any screwdriver but cons you need to be more careful compared to screw mechanism

Offline Azernith

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Re: [IC] DESØLATION • Polymount 60% keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 25 May 2024, 03:10:52 »
Make Bottom mount great again  :cool:
glwic

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Re: [IC] DESØLATION • Polymount 60% keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 26 May 2024, 17:52:53 »
You state that you want to offer ANSI-blocker as well as WKL - isn't that the same? I'd prefer a board with WK.

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Re: [IC] DESØLATION • Polymount 60% keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 26 May 2024, 21:43:36 »
You state that you want to offer ANSI-blocker as well as WKL - isn't that the same? I'd prefer a board with WK.

Yes you can check on the design section for preview WK layout

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Re: [IC] DESØLATION • Polymount 60% keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 27 May 2024, 14:21:55 »
Looks like at the very least the USB connector placement would prevent using a generic (e.g. GZ60) board with this, so my usual plea applies. Please consider adding split spacebar support (2.25+1.5+2.75) or similar.

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Re: [IC] DESØLATION • Polymount 60% keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 28 May 2024, 08:12:35 »
Looks like at the very least the USB connector placement would prevent using a generic (e.g. GZ60) board with this, so my usual plea applies. Please consider adding split spacebar support (2.25+1.5+2.75) or similar.

Will consider this as more enthusiast will appreciate this kind of spacebar layout, but not sure if we will support 6.25u

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Re: [IC] DESØLATION • Polymount 60% keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 28 May 2024, 17:14:08 »
typically a fan of your designs and i like this one too. however, i dislike the idea of securing the halves of my keyboard together with anything other than traditional screws.
GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] DESØLATION • Polymount 60% keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 03 June 2024, 20:26:16 »
UPDATE
1. Adding silicone dumbble mount options
2. Color render preview for top case options