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[GB] Modern M0110 custom keyboard
« on: Sun, 01 July 2018, 20:16:22 »


Hey guys!

So after more than a year of working together with John/Heroyjenkins we're both super proud to finally present you with the M0110 GB. Manufactured in LA, this board is made from 2 solid blocks of US aluminium and perfected with some amazing surface finishes! Scroll down for more info  :thumb:

The idea


Like the name suggests, Modern M0110 is based on the legendary 1984 M0110 but with a modern enthusiast-focused twist. The OG M0110 is where it all started. Steve Jobs originally designed the this keyboard by hand to be sold with the first Macintosh in 1984, which on its own set out to change the world. Jobs famously chose not to use a nav cluster, which many years later inspired Eiiti Wada to design the now legendary Happy Hacking Keyboard. The HHKB not only grew a huge following within the community, it also pushed many enthusiasts to create customs boards like the Duck Viper. In short, no keyboard has a history like this one.

The case



Modern M0110 keeps the original iconic curves but adds some modern luxury. It supports standard 60% PCBs, support for both MX and ALPS switches and has a precision lasered top mounted brass or acrylic plate for the ultimate (fixed HHKB is in the works  ;) ). For Modern M0110 we proudly offer 2 surface finishes. Anodising is the smooth finish we have come to love on aluminium in the past years and will be available in a clean Silver or stealthy Grey. Cerakote is a different story, it is a very high-end finish used most on firearms for its incredible durability. We will be offering Cerakote in a classy and vintage Light Sand or a versatile Dynamic Black. Furthermore, for those who want it we will also be able to offer the entirety of the colours in Cerakote's H series line! This will allow you to find the perfect match for your favourite keyset to make this board truly next level, never has a keyboard GB had this many colour options!

The extras



Just a couple cool extra bits here if you're not completely hyped out yet :D. If you're familiar with the original Macintosh packaging you'll sure appreciate the box Modern M0110 comes in! Designed by the talented Garrett from Dixiemech, this box gives off a stunning vintage vibe while also offering great protection during shipping because of the custom foam inserts.

We are also offering custom engraving and are allowing people to reserve serial numbers, to make this board truly your own! Furthermore, there will also be a lot of complimentary items for sale along with M0110. These range from a USB C 60% PCB, foam inserts to dampen sound, a wide range of switches to a custom Cherry Profile ALPS keyset!

The vendors

M0110 will be distributed by some amazing vendors. Check em out below!  :)


Some more pictures








FAQ

Does the keyboard include a PCB? No, we didn't find forcing a PCB a good option considering what a wide variety of 60% PCBs is already out there. Some people want ALPS compatibility and will get ours, but some want per key RGB and get a Zeal60,...

How long will the GB be open? Until the 22nd of July!

How much does the board weigh? About 3.5kg unbuilt ;)

Why is the EU pricing so much higher than the US pricing? To put it short, it's a combination of expensive shipping from our manufacturer to the vendor and 21% revenue tax in the EU. We really wish we could get EU pricing lower, but sadly we already cut profit as far down as we could. If you think ordering from the US will be cheaper, feel free to hit up Deskcandy for quotes however we are not responsible for any import tax.




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Re: Modern M0110 custom keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 14:50:32 »
Approval bump, and best of luck with this project!

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Re: [GB] Modern M0110 custom keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 17:35:50 »
Need to convince myself I don't need more than one.
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Re: [GB] Modern M0110 custom keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 17:59:48 »
Won't the foam be available at mykeyboard.eu?

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Re: [GB] Modern M0110 custom keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 03:39:58 »
Oh my god it looks so nice, a part of me tells me I want it, another part of me is telling me I need an 1800 layout board tho still and a third part of me tells me to save that money instead. Btw thanks for the renders for GMK Shoko Janglad! Feel free to use them to promote the Modern M0110 if you want.

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Re: [GB] Modern M0110 custom keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 04 July 2018, 08:00:23 »
Won't the foam be available at mykeyboard.eu?

John and David are working on adding that right now!

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Re: [GB] Modern M0110 custom keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 04 July 2018, 08:01:18 »
Need to convince myself I don't need more than one.

Get one in every colour, you can always sell the ones you don't use  ;D ;D

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Re: [GB] Modern M0110 custom keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 04 July 2018, 08:02:54 »
Oh my god it looks so nice, a part of me tells me I want it, another part of me is telling me I need an 1800 layout board tho still and a third part of me tells me to save that money instead. Btw thanks for the renders for GMK Shoko Janglad! Feel free to use them to promote the Modern M0110 if you want.

Thanks ;) Shared the set on my Insta!  :thumb: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkz0SUqj6SS/?taken-by=janglad_

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Re: [GB] Modern M0110 custom keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 04 July 2018, 14:06:04 »
Will the plate design be availble? Would love to have a split space layout plate.
The current layouts are just not for me.

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Re: [GB] Modern M0110 custom keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 04 July 2018, 17:49:39 »
Will the plate design be availble? Would love to have a split space layout plate.
The current layouts are just not for me.

You can download the plate design here! https://github.com/deskcandy/modern-m0110

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« Reply #10 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 05:46:33 »
Will the plate design be availble? Would love to have a split space layout plate.
The current layouts are just not for me.

You can download the plate design here! https://github.com/deskcandy/modern-m0110
Wow, thank you. Now I need to go back to my fight with the wallet. ;)

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Re: [GB] Modern M0110 custom keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 06 July 2018, 21:19:34 »
If anyone needs help with a .ai file for a custom engraving PM me and I can help design and create the file.

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« Reply #12 on: Fri, 06 July 2018, 23:52:44 »
No doubt this is answered somewhere, but whatís the angle on the board? 8 degrees?

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« Reply #13 on: Sat, 07 July 2018, 19:31:15 »
The sample Huey (TopClack) got was had a bad cerakote job. Any work on whether that has been fixed?
Anything larger than a 65% is extraneous!

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Re: [GB] Modern M0110 custom keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 06:07:35 »
If anyone needs help with a .ai file for a custom engraving PM me and I can help design and create the file.

That's really awesome from you man. Big thumbs up!  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Modern M0110 custom keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 06:07:57 »
No doubt this is answered somewhere, but whatís the angle on the board? 8 degrees?

It has a 7 degree angle :)

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Re: [GB] Modern M0110 custom keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 06:13:52 »
The sample Huey (TopClack) got was had a bad cerakote job. Any work on whether that has been fixed?

Yup, we have been listening closely to Huey's feedback closely. The 2 main issues were the really bad plate and the uneven Cerakote.

We already fixed the plate, which Huey now has in hand!

Here's a picture of the new plate:



VS the old one (notice almost no lines were straight, new one is a huge improvement!)




As for the Cerakote, we're looking into that right now. We're 99% sure the unevenness was caused because it was Cerakoted twice and under rushed circumstances, however, we don't want to take any risks. John is already moving forward with our CNC manufacturer to get a couple boards done in advance, we will get these Cerakoted and basically use them as final prototypes to perfect the finish and confirm that there are no issues left! I will update here once we get to that phase for sure!  :)

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Re: [GB] Modern M0110 custom keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 06:55:27 »
Is there a gallery of all renders you made for this board? Need some color/keycap inspiration.

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« Reply #18 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 07:57:39 »
Is there a gallery of all renders you made for this board? Need some color/keycap inspiration.

Just put this together ;) https://imgur.com/a/rrQpaZj

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« Reply #19 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 09:06:11 »
Thank you very much. What is that SA set on the 6th image?

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Thank you very much. What is that SA set on the 6th image?

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Re: [GB] Modern M0110 custom keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 09:16:20 »
No, I mean this one: https://i.imgur.com/lxPXKbG.jpg

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« Reply #22 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 09:24:11 »
No, I mean this one: https://i.imgur.com/lxPXKbG.jpg

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« Reply #23 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 09:51:55 »
Ah yes, I remember. What a nice combo. Will there be a gb or why did you make that render?

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« Reply #24 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 11:24:15 »
Ah yes, I remember. What a nice combo. Will there be a gb or why did you make that render?

The creator asked me to do a render for a IC, I'm not sure what the current status is of the project. I really like the set too!

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« Reply #25 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 11:25:02 »
Is there any place where I can find the dimensions of the case? I tried searching for them, but could not find them.

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« Reply #26 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 11:40:13 »
This and rocketeer this month. July is a good month.

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« Reply #27 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 15:04:27 »
No, I mean this one: https://i.imgur.com/lxPXKbG.jpg

SA Fortune by /u/guess_whos_black :)

The case color  in the 6th render is not the grey anodized version, right? This would be a custom cerakote colour?

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« Reply #28 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 20:32:56 »
Can I ask a stupid question? What does "no switch top removal" mean in the fixed HHKB plate option?

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« Reply #29 on: Sun, 08 July 2018, 20:38:48 »
Can I ask a stupid question? What does "no switch top removal" mean in the fixed HHKB plate option?

Switch top removal means you can remove the top of the switch to swap out springs and add LED if you want to do that after soldering the switches.

Without switch top removal, you would need to desolder the switch to make the change.

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« Reply #30 on: Mon, 09 July 2018, 06:55:02 »
Can I ask a stupid question? What does "no switch top removal" mean in the fixed HHKB plate option?

Switch top removal means you can remove the top of the switch to swap out springs and add LED if you want to do that after soldering the switches.

Without switch top removal, you would need to desolder the switch to make the change.

Yup! Altho you can still add LEDs later on a plate without switch top removal, right? Just slide em in from the top? :)

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« Reply #31 on: Mon, 09 July 2018, 06:56:41 »
No, I mean this one: https://i.imgur.com/lxPXKbG.jpg

SA Fortune by /u/guess_whos_black :)

The case color  in the 6th render is not the grey anodized version, right? This would be a custom cerakote colour?

Yeah, that render was made before we finalised colour options. The grey will be as close as possible to the this/the iPhone 5 "space gray"


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« Reply #32 on: Thu, 12 July 2018, 08:08:29 »
Is there a MOQ for this GB?

Will the units be still be produced if it is less than MOQ?

Can't decide on which cerakote color I should get.

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« Reply #33 on: Thu, 12 July 2018, 08:09:50 »
Is there a MOQ for this GB?

Will the units be still be produced if it is less than MOQ?

Can't decide on which cerakote color I should get.

I don't think there is a MOQ.  He'll make as many as people ordered, iirc.

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« Reply #34 on: Thu, 12 July 2018, 08:29:30 »

Can't decide on which cerakote color I should get.

I went with Stormtrooper White H-297Q :cool:. I don't have a white board in my collection.

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« Reply #35 on: Sat, 14 July 2018, 11:47:54 »
Is there an update to the reserved Serial Number list? Would be helpful to know which ones are taken!

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« Reply #36 on: Sat, 14 July 2018, 13:10:57 »
Is there a MOQ for this GB?

Will the units be still be produced if it is less than MOQ?

Can't decide on which cerakote color I should get.

I don't think there is a MOQ.  He'll make as many as people ordered, iirc.

There was a MOQ, but we're far past that ;)

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« Reply #37 on: Sat, 14 July 2018, 13:11:37 »
Is there an update to the reserved Serial Number list? Would be helpful to know which ones are taken!

I'll ask John, will report back!

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« Reply #38 on: Sun, 15 July 2018, 17:44:13 »
Is it possible to choose the "Fixed MX HHKB (no switch top removal)" plate ordering from mykeyboard.eu?

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« Reply #39 on: Sun, 15 July 2018, 19:53:56 »
Is there an update to the reserved Serial Number list? Would be helpful to know which ones are taken!

The spreadsheet on the product listing page is up to date as of posting this message :) Thanks!

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« Reply #40 on: Sun, 15 July 2018, 20:55:30 »
When will we get info on the engraving limitations? We are coming up on the submission deadline but can't even make a file yet

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« Reply #41 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 00:40:10 »
When will we get info on the engraving limitations? We are coming up on the submission deadline but can't even make a file yet

There is a description on the listing page of what you can or cannot do, if you have more specific questions let me know:

https://www.deskcandy.xyz/group-buy/modern-m0110-custom-engraving?category=Customization

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« Reply #42 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 12:13:13 »
There is a description on the listing page of what you can or cannot do, if you have more specific questions let me know:

https://www.deskcandy.xyz/group-buy/modern-m0110-custom-engraving?category=Customization

Minimum line size is my biggest question, I need to know how fine of detail the engraver can engrave, I have some designs people are requesting that are fairly intricate and I don't want to send them a file that can't be produced. Can we do engraved lines as fine as .3mm?

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« Reply #43 on: Mon, 16 July 2018, 13:41:01 »
Hi I have a question about the plate. Is it possible to have a "mini" enter and US-like pipe/ backslash? So like splitting a ISO enter in the middle or would that require a custom plate?

Also how much would the shipping to germany be? MyKeyboard sadly does not offer Matias switches or the wrist rest and the stabilizers are much more expensive.
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« Reply #44 on: Wed, 18 July 2018, 09:22:13 »
Hi I have a question about the plate. Is it possible to have a "mini" enter and US-like pipe/ backslash? So like splitting a ISO enter in the middle or would that require a custom plate?

Also how much would the shipping to germany be? MyKeyboard sadly does not offer Matias switches or the wrist rest and the stabilizers are much more expensive.

Could you share a picture of the specific layout you mean? As for the shipping, please contact Candykeys for a shipping quote :) Thanks! :thumb:

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« Reply #45 on: Wed, 18 July 2018, 11:38:22 »
Hi I have a question about the plate. Is it possible to have a "mini" enter and US-like pipe/ backslash? So like splitting a ISO enter in the middle or would that require a custom plate?

Also how much would the shipping to germany be? MyKeyboard sadly does not offer Matias switches or the wrist rest and the stabilizers are much more expensive.

Could you share a picture of the specific layout you mean? As for the shipping, please contact Candykeys for a shipping quote :) Thanks! :thumb:

Sure, it's the fifth row from the top in this picture https://www.deskcandy.xyz/group-buy/xd60-v30 and i didn't know candykeys are involved with the project but thanks will do that.

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« Reply #46 on: Wed, 18 July 2018, 11:50:17 »
Hi I have a question about the plate. Is it possible to have a "mini" enter and US-like pipe/ backslash? So like splitting a ISO enter in the middle or would that require a custom plate?

Also how much would the shipping to germany be? MyKeyboard sadly does not offer Matias switches or the wrist rest and the stabilizers are much more expensive.

Could you share a picture of the specific layout you mean? As for the shipping, please contact Candykeys for a shipping quote :) Thanks! :thumb:

Sure, it's the fifth row from the top in this picture https://www.deskcandy.xyz/group-buy/xd60-v30 and i didn't know candykeys are involved with the project but thanks will do that.
Ooh God, I meant Deskcandy obviously!!! Candykeys are indeed not involved, sorry for the confusion. What a stupid slip up haha


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« Reply #47 on: Wed, 18 July 2018, 18:04:38 »
Hi I have a question about the plate. Is it possible to have a "mini" enter and US-like pipe/ backslash? So like splitting a ISO enter in the middle or would that require a custom plate?

Also how much would the shipping to germany be? MyKeyboard sadly does not offer Matias switches or the wrist rest and the stabilizers are much more expensive.

Could you share a picture of the specific layout you mean? As for the shipping, please contact Candykeys for a shipping quote :) Thanks! :thumb:

Sure, it's the fifth row from the top in this picture https://www.deskcandy.xyz/group-buy/xd60-v30 and i didn't know candykeys are involved with the project but thanks will do that.

Just checked the plate file, and yes that layout should work. Altho I would suggest using a PCB mounted switch for the enter key.

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« Reply #48 on: Wed, 18 July 2018, 19:56:18 »
Might be a silly question.. but iím wondering how many have been ordered so far? (Estimate?) and are there any plans for a 2nd round? :D

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« Reply #49 on: Wed, 18 July 2018, 21:18:51 »
Might be a silly question.. but iím wondering how many have been ordered so far? (Estimate?) and are there any plans for a 2nd round? :D

On Top Clack, Heroyjenkins mentioned they sold "over 100 so far"