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Offline Oscar2177

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Designed in Collaboration with Tesletron

2 Prototypes from different shops has been bought to get the best quality.

Pictures of first prototype




Second Prototype


Purchasing an acrylic plate with you're order will enter you to win an Aquaria keyboard
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Pencil holder will no longer be an option


Case features

Top mount

Brass weight

Plate options are aluminum, brass and frosted acrylic.

7 degree angle

Colors are still being decided. But there is a shop in my area that offers Black, red, yellow, blue, grey, and clear anodizing. But If anyone is interested in powder coating, the board will look a lot closer to the renders.


I will not provide pcbs to reduce cost.

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Princing

Update on pricing

Price for the board will be $320 which includes top and bottom housing, brass weight, alu plate, and anodizing cost. Getting the jellyfish engraved will cost $50 more.

IC Form

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScej0Mpcxm-7uQb6EuswGnmj--Vsz0LBMUs7AZU4xxqi7ddEA/viewform?usp=sf_link
« Last Edit: Wed, 15 August 2018, 19:55:46 by Oscar2177 »

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 20 July 2018, 21:50:57 »
The logo 😍

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 20 July 2018, 21:56:02 »
Whoa, this looks astonishing! I'm in for one!

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 20 July 2018, 22:05:13 »
Lovely design. will keep watching

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 20 July 2018, 22:07:22 »
If this is in the low 300$ I might have to get someone to proxy it. It looks so good, although I think the design suits 65% boards better for some reason.

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 20 July 2018, 22:08:14 »
I like the simplicity of the design and logo, definitely interested in the pen holder on this one too.

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 20 July 2018, 22:12:03 »
Love, love, love!!!

This is really nice. Simple, clean and classy. Auto buy for me.

Plus, I worked with green fluorescent protein (GFP) in grad school, which was originally isolated from jellyfish. Find a way to get some tritium in that logo and Iíd gladly pay for this beaut. Nice job everyone involved!

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 20 July 2018, 22:21:51 »
this is really sexy

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 20 July 2018, 22:36:39 »
only thing iffy i can see is the angle is a bit low but that's not a dealbreaker
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Offline Oscar2177

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 20 July 2018, 23:16:52 »
Love, love, love!!!

This is really nice. Simple, clean and classy. Auto buy for me.

Plus, I worked with green fluorescent protein (GFP) in grad school, which was originally isolated from jellyfish. Find a way to get some tritium in that logo and Iíd gladly pay for this beaut. Nice job everyone involved!

Took your idea into consideration. It might be hard to add it to the jellyfish but there is a render of the tritium on the top bezel.
« Last Edit: Fri, 20 July 2018, 23:25:18 by Oscar2177 »

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 21 July 2018, 00:40:56 »
Fixed ANSI plates, a big through weight, and some lovely curves... you have my attention :)

Seeing as the top bezel is fairly large and you donít plan to provide PCBs does this mean a daughter-board will be used or will the usb cutout just be made fairly wide to accommodate?

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 21 July 2018, 01:10:43 »
+1 for pen holder

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 21 July 2018, 01:23:46 »
Nice one! I too think it would work better as a 65.


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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 21 July 2018, 03:50:27 »
Pen holder makes this unique

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 21 July 2018, 04:05:17 »
Nice one! I too think it would work better as a 65.


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same

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 21 July 2018, 04:08:41 »
+1 for fixed(ish) plate.

Nice curves. 

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 21 July 2018, 16:29:46 »
>No ISO enter support

You have my attention.
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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 21 July 2018, 17:01:11 »
Looks great - but as others have said I think it would suit 65% more especially with the PEN holder.

Also - you mentioned Tes designed this - is it part of the same range as Lumina, his Corian board?

Offline Oscar2177

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 21 July 2018, 18:44:56 »
Looks great - but as others have said I think it would suit 65% more especially with the PEN holder.

Also - you mentioned Tes designed this - is it part of the same range as Lumina, his Corian board?

This is a project apart from the Lumina. Tes helped me design it but I have the rights to it as it's mine. But he has been a big part of this project.

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 21 July 2018, 20:11:43 »
So crisp and clean! Love the logo and the color renders look great.

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 22 July 2018, 00:08:29 »
If this is in the low 300$ I might have to get someone to proxy it. It looks so good, although I think the design suits 65% boards better for some reason.

Nice one! I too think it would work better as a 65.


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Nice one! I too think it would work better as a 65.


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same

I'm gonna have to jump on this train. Love the jelly, but would really like to see this as a 65. Not a fan of the pencil holder

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 22 July 2018, 01:00:58 »
If this is in the low 300$ I might have to get someone to proxy it. It looks so good, although I think the design suits 65% boards better for some reason.

Nice one! I too think it would work better as a 65.


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Nice one! I too think it would work better as a 65.


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same

I'm gonna have to jump on this train. Love the jelly, but would really like to see this as a 65. Not a fan of the pencil holder

I agree with the 65, i really need a 65..

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 22 July 2018, 01:03:34 »
I would be too happy to have this as my first custom keyboard. I'll be watching this!

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 22 July 2018, 01:25:45 »
If you do decide to do a pencil holder design maybe something more in the theme of your board and have it a bit wavy to represent the jellyfish frills, but I am against the pencil holder in general.



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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 22 July 2018, 18:29:50 »
loving this one! hope it comes to life.

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 23 July 2018, 02:43:24 »
A Luminescent keyboard that is not actually luminescent. Would be nice to have an acrylic diffuser.

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 23 July 2018, 07:26:54 »
That render looks like real photo..

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 23 July 2018, 22:51:15 »
looks kinda like the MEME
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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 24 July 2018, 00:17:45 »
Just call it Jellyfish or Medusa, I mean you already have the logo...

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 24 July 2018, 02:08:50 »
Really like the pen holder, it just seems a bit large.

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 24 July 2018, 04:33:24 »
Meh. The brass weight 'because we can' is feeling pretty tired.

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« Reply #32 on: Tue, 24 July 2018, 05:32:46 »
Meh. The brass weight 'because we can' is feeling pretty tired.

IDK feels like the bottom-through weight is something that is sort of expected at this point. Plus, jelly....


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« Reply #33 on: Sun, 29 July 2018, 00:41:48 »
Meh. The brass weight 'because we can' is feeling pretty tired.

IDK feels like the bottom-through weight is something that is sort of expected at this point. Plus, jelly....

i could go on about weights for a while

it's really up to the designer, some people really like the look of it but it adds a lot of cost

personally i don't see it as a necessity, but for some it adds that "premium" factor
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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 29 July 2018, 01:27:58 »
Meh. The brass weight 'because we can' is feeling pretty tired.

IDK feels like the bottom-through weight is something that is sort of expected at this point. Plus, jelly....

i could go on about weights for a while

it's really up to the designer, some people really like the look of it but it adds a lot of cost

personally i don't see it as a necessity, but for some it adds that "premium" factor

I'm actually thinking of removing it, it brings the cost up way too much.

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« Reply #35 on: Sun, 29 July 2018, 06:02:36 »
I'm definitely cool with the removal of the weight. While they can be nice, they definitely shouldn't have to be standard.

*Edit: Also, do we have any idea if a daughter board will be necessary due to the size of the bezel?
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Offline Oscar2177

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 29 July 2018, 10:17:10 »
I'm definitely cool with the removal of the weight. While they can be nice, they definitely shouldn't have to be standard.

*Edit: Also, do we have any idea if a daughter board will be necessary due to the size of the bezel?

I will be getting a prototype first, in the renders it seemed wide enough to use a USB port without having to use a daughterboard. But I'll give feedback on that when I get the prototype.
« Last Edit: Sun, 29 July 2018, 10:51:19 by Oscar2177 »

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 29 July 2018, 11:23:10 »
tbh lose the weight and i lose a ton of interest then it just reminds me of any other 60% i can order of ali or whatever your preferred plat form is.

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« Reply #38 on: Sun, 29 July 2018, 13:10:56 »
Ya the loss of the weight would probably make me lose interest.

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 29 July 2018, 16:02:14 »
tbh lose the weight and i lose a ton of interest then it just reminds me of any other 60% i can order of ali or whatever your preferred plat form is.

Ya the loss of the weight would probably make me lose interest.

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Ya the loss of the weight would probably make me lose interest.

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I'm only thinking of removing the jellyfish from the weight. Not the actual weight.

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 29 July 2018, 16:09:10 »
Personally I like the jellyfish gives it character

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« Reply #41 on: Sun, 29 July 2018, 16:13:54 »
I mean I like it too, but if it'll save a significant amount of money then I am all for removing it.

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Re: [IC] Luminescent Keyboard
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 29 July 2018, 16:47:58 »
I never had a custom or kustom, so I canít really speak on the weight but what I really like is the engraving on them. I probably wonít want something to heavy but who knows. Maybe it can have something Instead of brass so maybe it can be cheaper?


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Re: [IC] Aquaria Keyboard
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 29 July 2018, 23:43:35 »
Ahh i see, i think it should be an option if possible. Id pay more to have the jellie gives it some character, but if its uber expensive to machine i can understand.

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Re: [IC] Aquaria Keyboard
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 30 July 2018, 01:58:21 »
I'm in, and really liking the pencil holder addition.

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Re: [IC] Aquaria Keyboard
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 30 July 2018, 07:25:45 »
Ahh i see, i think it should be an option if possible. Id pay more to have the jellie gives it some character, but if its uber expensive to machine i can understand.

I will add the jellyfish as an option for people since it does cost a bit extra to get it engraved.

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Re: [IC] Aquaria Keyboard (Updated Price)
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 30 July 2018, 09:05:12 »
Dang $50 to have that engraved?  :eek: By the way, have you considered doing a WKL top?

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Re: [IC] Aquaria Keyboard (Updated Price)
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 30 July 2018, 09:13:20 »
Dang $50 to have that engraved?  :eek: By the way, have you considered doing a WKL top?

I decided to stick to the current layout I had, it was the most voted one and easier for the manufacturer to keep up with. For the engraving $50 is what the shop charges to make the jellyfish as the engraving takes extra time to get done and a bit difficult due to the design and thin lines.

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« Reply #48 on: Mon, 30 July 2018, 15:09:39 »
Would definitely love WKL or HHKB options, but I'm in no matter what. I love the shape of the housing.

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love it id be interested in one asap i love it haha