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Re: [GB] Mercury Rocketeer (Live until Aug 8th)
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 13 July 2018, 21:12:50 »
Super pumped for this! As I mentioned on Massdrop, love the retro design aesthetic. The fact that it has USB-C and pass through is just icing on top.

You had mentioned in a comment something to do with a case or a cover for this board seeing as the original typewriter had one. Is this something you can bring up yet?

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Re: [GB] Mercury Rocketeer (Live until Aug 8th)
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 14 July 2018, 11:36:48 »
It is still in the conceptual design phase (and not by me), so there are no images of it yet.

What little I know about it at this point is that it is inspired by the original typewriter case cover in sort of the same way the Rocketeer case is inspired by the original typewriter housing.

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Re: [GB] Mercury Rocketeer (Live until Aug 8th)
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 14 July 2018, 11:42:58 »
Sounds good. I知 excited to see what happens.

Also, I致e got the brass plate on my order but do you know what colour the aluminum plate would be?

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Re: [GB] Mercury Rocketeer (Live until Aug 8th)
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 14 July 2018, 13:23:53 »
Well, I specified that I wanted it to be dark gray, but I have no idea what it will actually be in the end. It's simple aluminum after all, so I would expect some unremarkable shade of gray?

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Re: [GB] Mercury Rocketeer (Live until Aug 8th)
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 14 July 2018, 17:58:05 »
Sounds like I値l stick with brass in that case!

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Re: [GB] Mercury Rocketeer (Live until Aug 8th)
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 20 July 2018, 10:43:43 »
WOW! I just found out about this! This is awesome!

I'd join if I had the funds, but I'm hoping for different colors as well in the future, if at all. Not sure if there was a teal Rocket, but teal would be grand.

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Re: [GB] Mercury Rocketeer (Live until Aug 8th)
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 20 July 2018, 12:09:24 »
As far as I know, Hermes Rockets were made in only two colors: the original seafoam green and salmon orange (with white keycaps). A Mercury Rocketeer in the latter color scheme would look something like this:

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Re: [GB] Mercury Rocketeer (Live until Aug 8th)
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 21 July 2018, 13:42:43 »
BTW, would someone be so kind as to spread the word of this GB over on /r/mech (assuming they aren't already aware)? Thanks!

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[GB] Mercury Rocketeer (Live until Aug 8th)
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 21 July 2018, 14:07:20 »
BTW, would someone be so kind as to spread the word of this GB over on /r/mech (assuming they aren't already aware)? Thanks!

I値l take a look and post it if it hasn稚 been but I知 pretty sure it did. I shared it on r/retrofuturism subreddit and it got good traction there!

Edit: it got posted twice already to reddit. Maybe I値l repost in a week. I値l check keebtalk too though.
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