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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 26 December 2016, 09:24:59 »
Man this thing is looking beautiful!  I've been following your work for a while now, your Prodigy build from years ago is still one of my favorites.  It's cool to see you moving over and applying your skills to building boards now.  :thumb:

Hey! Wow. That was years ago. :)) 2013 I believe when I built it. Prodigy was actually my very first DIY/Modding project. :) Miss PC modding so much, but it is too much work. I do not have that much time anymore unlike before. Building keyboards requires less time and also less $$. In Cosmos' case tho, I can't say it is cheaper than PC modding since I do get some sponsors before on PC modding, but here, everything is on me. Thanks for following my work  :)) 

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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #51 on: Tue, 27 December 2016, 21:48:47 »
[Update]

Will harvest these switches over the weekend. Plate is already at my state. Should arrive anytime this week! :)

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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #52 on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 09:19:02 »
Great project, I have always wanted to create a custom keyboard myself in a specific theme. Absolutely loving the Gold/Purple.

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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #53 on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 12:52:40 »
Oh my..

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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #54 on: Thu, 29 December 2016, 19:50:12 »
[update]

Plate is here! :) The weight insert and logo are in production now. I cannot wait to see the complete case on its final form and color.  :thumb:

Missing a hole for one screw, but that will be an easy fix for  me  :)) Too kbottom pic of it as well which is badly scratched, my bad :D





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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #55 on: Sat, 31 December 2016, 18:25:12 »
We're almost there!  :thumb: Just desoldered these switches earlier. Board is pretty much usable now. Stainless steel insert and logo should be here by Jan 9-10. Still waiting for the anodizing shop to respond on my quote request. Once I received the other pieces, I'll bring them all to the shop to get anodized and gold plated. :)


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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #56 on: Sat, 31 December 2016, 18:42:59 »
That looks absolutely stunning.

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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #57 on: Sat, 31 December 2016, 21:15:08 »
Cosmos + HHKB  :thumb:  :thumb:






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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #58 on: Sat, 31 December 2016, 21:55:56 »
Cosmos + HHKB  :thumb:  :thumb:

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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #59 on: Sun, 01 January 2017, 14:16:45 »
Stunning!
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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #60 on: Sun, 01 January 2017, 14:39:20 »
Oh my..

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Great project, I have always wanted to create a custom keyboard myself in a specific theme. Absolutely loving the Gold/Purple.

That looks absolutely stunning.

Cosmos + HHKB  :thumb:  :thumb:

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Beautiful work man!

Stunning!

Thanks for following the build guys  :-*

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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #61 on: Sat, 07 January 2017, 20:53:14 »
Stainless steel weight and logo are almost done. It just needs some cleaning and then polishing. Still haven't received any replies from two shops that I emailed so I will start looking for another anodizing/plating shops around the area later. I also bought a custom cable for the board. A purple pexon cable.  The guy shipped it already so it should be here soon. So yeah the proj's almost done. All that is left is to get the pieces anodized/plated and for me to make artisan blanks which is the most time consuming part of this project.  :(


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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #62 on: Sat, 07 January 2017, 22:35:50 »
Stainless steel weight and logo are almost done. It just needs some cleaning and then polishing. Still haven't received any replies from two shops that I emailed so I will start looking for another anodizing/plating shops around the area later. I also bought a custom cable for the board. A purple pexon cable.  The guy shipped it already so it should be here soon. So yeah the proj's almost done. All that is left is to get the pieces anodized/plated and for me to make artisan blanks which is the most time consuming part of this project.  :(

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Great turn around on the project! Puts a lot of IC/GB leaders here to shame  :-\

Enjoy that keyboard dude!

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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #63 on: Sat, 07 January 2017, 22:48:23 »
Stainless steel weight and logo are almost done. It just needs some cleaning and then polishing. Still haven't received any replies from two shops that I emailed so I will start looking for another anodizing/plating shops around the area later. I also bought a custom cable for the board. A purple pexon cable.  The guy shipped it already so it should be here soon. So yeah the proj's almost done. All that is left is to get the pieces anodized/plated and for me to make artisan blanks which is the most time consuming part of this project.  :(

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Great turn around on the project! Puts a lot of IC/GB leaders here to shame  :-\

Enjoy that keyboard dude!

Please take note that this is just one unit shipped directly to me.  I can only imagine the process of GBs with hundreds of units to be made. In the case of prototypes tho, none of them should take months to be manufactured unless there are constant changes on the design. The shop where Cosmos was cncd has turn around of maximum 10 days for everything they do. The weights and logo even though they're smaller, took as much days as the alu/poly case because I asked them to polish the pieces before they ship it to me. I just received an email that they're being polished right now and that they'll ship the pieces on Monday which most likely will arrive on Tuesday or someday next week.  :thumb:

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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #64 on: Mon, 09 January 2017, 11:02:28 »
[Update]

Polished stainless steel weight insert and logo was shipped today. It should be here tmo. They're looking good in these photos, but I will still take some more photos of them on the board. I just sent the anodizing shop another email, hoping to get a response this time. I really want the board anodized asap. I will be working next on the cherry profile blanks once I find some free time.  :thumb:



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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #65 on: Mon, 09 January 2017, 18:39:38 »
[Update]

Received the custom pexon cable today. It was too long for my needs so I cut it short. Good thing I had heat shrink laying around.  :thumb:


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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #66 on: Mon, 09 January 2017, 20:57:36 »
[Update]

Received the custom pexon cable today. It was too long for my needs so I cut it short. Good thing I had heat shrink laying around.  :thumb:

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How many feet did you order? im planning to get one really soon and i hope i dont screw up the length. lol

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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #67 on: Mon, 09 January 2017, 21:32:03 »
[Update]

Received the custom pexon cable today. It was too long for my needs so I cut it short. Good thing I had heat shrink laying around.  :thumb:

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How many feet did you order? im planning to get one really soon and i hope i dont screw up the length. lol

13 ft Cable with a 7ft coil from a guy at r/mm

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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #68 on: Mon, 09 January 2017, 22:29:35 »
[Update]

Just want to share this pic of my Cherry profile blanks. Theses are Fns. It is a test run. Not so sure if they are okay at the bottom or not. I will have to redo the other molds for other keycap rows. I think it is looking great at this point. The colorway for the Cosmos is def a surprise.  :p


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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #69 on: Tue, 10 January 2017, 12:20:55 »
Gonna make any in blue?

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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #70 on: Tue, 10 January 2017, 12:24:37 »
[Update]

Just want to share this pic of my Cherry profile blanks. Theses are Fns. It is a test run. Not so sure if they are okay at the bottom or not. I will have to redo the other molds for other keycap rows. I think it is looking great at this point. The colorway for the Cosmos is def a surprise.  :p

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Nice! Maybe I'll get my winnings soon then?

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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #71 on: Tue, 10 January 2017, 15:22:27 »
Gonna make any in blue?

Probably.

[Update]

Just want to share this pic of my Cherry profile blanks. Theses are Fns. It is a test run. Not so sure if they are okay at the bottom or not. I will have to redo the other molds for other keycap rows. I think it is looking great at this point. The colorway for the Cosmos is def a surprise.  :p

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Nice! Maybe I'll get my winnings soon then?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=75385.msg1869972#msg1869972

Soon™

[Update]

Weight shipment is delayed. I don't think it will make it today. Casting mold for "A" row caps needs to be fixed. Everything else is fine.  :thumb: Still not getting any response from the shop. Will try to wait couple more days, if not, I'll look for another shops.

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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #72 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 14:10:21 »
Got myself some watermelon and pineapple.  :p Will be working for Cosmos blank set next  :)

 
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« Reply #73 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 14:11:28 »
Got myself some watermelon and pineapple.  :p Will be working for Cosmos blank set next  :)

 
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Wow they look awesome!


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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #74 on: Wed, 11 January 2017, 14:41:43 »
[Update]

These just came in too! It looks freaking insane.  :eek: I'm so afraid of touching it 'cause I might put a scratch on it. Can't wait til these are gold plated  :thumb:




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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #75 on: Fri, 13 January 2017, 07:53:56 »
Don't know there're even matching caps for this particular project.
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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #76 on: Fri, 13 January 2017, 15:17:32 »
Don't know there're even matching caps for this particular project.
A real perfectionist.

Of course.  :))

[Update]

Blanks are done. Called the shop earlier and they asked me to bring the pieces there so I could get a quote. Unfortunately, I can't drop it today so I'll just bring it there next week. The shop doesn't do gold plating so I'll have to look for another shop that does that.

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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #77 on: Sat, 14 January 2017, 18:08:10 »
Too cold in here, my keycaps froze.  :p




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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #78 on: Thu, 19 January 2017, 21:16:29 »
[update]

Picked up the case this morning at the shop. Bottom pic shows the color of the case. It looks great in person. After putting every thing together, I think keeping the stainless steel as it is would probably go a lot better on the case compare to gold plated ones. Once I release the photos of the board, tomorrow night maybe, it would be nice to get your opinion on having the gold pieces gold plated or not. For now this project will remain WIP until I've decided on what to do with SS pieces.  :thumb:


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« Reply #79 on: Thu, 19 January 2017, 21:48:29 »
Oh snap so does this mean you're not bringing it to the meetup this weekend?  Sadface, if so.  Also LOVE the color!  After the recent FJELL raffle (and me subsequently not getting in) I've been jonesing for some good purple/gold combos, so this is gonna take it to the next level I think if you end up doing it.  Dunno /shrug it's gonna look dynamite either way though.

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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #80 on: Thu, 19 January 2017, 22:11:26 »
Oh snap so does this mean you're not bringing it to the meetup this weekend?  Sadface, if so.  Also LOVE the color!  After the recent FJELL raffle (and me subsequently not getting in) I've been jonesing for some good purple/gold combos, so this is gonna take it to the next level I think if you end up doing it.  Dunno /shrug it's gonna look dynamite either way though.

I'll be bringing it with me as a WIP keyboard. :) No worries.

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« Reply #81 on: Thu, 19 January 2017, 22:15:56 »
Good!  Then I won't feel bad doing the same thing!  :p

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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #83 on: Sat, 21 January 2017, 10:09:33 »
[update]

Here's the photo of 90% finished Cosmos. Help me decide whether to gold plate the SS pieces(Plate, weight insert, logo) or keep them polished instead. Enjoy  :thumb:









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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #84 on: Sat, 21 January 2017, 11:30:28 »
I think polished works a lot better with that purple than gold would. That's beautiful.
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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #85 on: Sat, 21 January 2017, 14:39:27 »
You found an mx cosmic dusk??

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« Reply #86 on: Sat, 21 January 2017, 14:54:56 »
Gorgeous board!

I'd keep the polished SS  :thumb:
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« Reply #87 on: Sat, 21 January 2017, 20:29:20 »
Keep the SS as is.   :thumb:

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Re: Project Cosmos - One-off Mechanical Keyboard
« Reply #88 on: Sat, 21 January 2017, 21:59:55 »
Very nice build sir :thumb:

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« Reply #89 on: Mon, 23 January 2017, 01:18:25 »
 will it hava a  gropu buy?

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« Reply #90 on: Mon, 23 January 2017, 11:18:14 »
Curious where you sourced your clear/gold stabilizers from and are they plate or pcb mount? I just pre-ordered from Zeal and they were very expensive.

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« Reply #91 on: Mon, 23 January 2017, 11:49:30 »
Gorgeous build. Those artisans works well with it  :eek: