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Hey, Geekhack friends,
Today I am here with an Interest Check : The Nutcracker.(was originally named ‘the nuts’ whoops)
The GB will be going LIVE on November 27, 2018 00:00, GMT +8 (aka Singapore time), which is in about 10 hours. The GB will be posted on both GH  and r/mm.



It is a switch opener with a unique and simple design, prototype just finished by today:


Right part is a cover.(In case you dropped the opener from table and damage the "teeth")





MX Testing video:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqPsftqnkXP/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

Kailh Testing video:(updated 18th Nov)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqSYIldn3Zd/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

Specifications:
1. Made with aluminium.

2. CNC processed and anodized.

Colors:
Black, Blue and Sliver

Price:
est around $20USD++     included shipping(still looking for the budget and reliable courier,also depends on moq and quote from cnc factory)

Why i did this?
1. I don't believe that the 3D printed one can last quite long.
2. I need lube every switch for my personal use.(Vintage Black, ergo clear, zealios stem in cherry housing and etc)
3. I need it TBH:)

Thanks:)

Edit: added that Kailh opener is a separate one

Edit 1:The GB will be going LIVE on November 27, 2018 00:00, GMT +8 (aka Singapore time), which is in about 10 hours. The GB will be posted on both GH  and r/mm .

To shorten the lead time for this GB, we currently have 400 Nutcrackers already in production: 300 MX and 100 Kailh (box switch compatible).

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181126/ef9e9d1fbf152d8ccf5a4f43d02f94c8.jpg

These 400(300+100) will go on a FCFS basis when the GB goes live.


But, have no fear, if orders exceed beyond the 300 MX and 100 Kailh, we will produce more. Please buffer an additional 2 - 3 weeks lead time for this.

Thank you for reading!
« Last Edit: Mon, 26 November 2018, 09:47:10 by ilouis_07 »

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 09:05:16 »
I was just looking for a replacement for my printed switch opener. I am definitely in for one.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 09:07:47 »
Sure why not? Sick of that stupid screwdriver method and I hate paying like $11 after shipping for 3d printed plastic.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 09:08:09 »
Interesting.  I'd probably get one.
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 09:14:37 »
Sure why not? Sick of that stupid screwdriver method and I hate paying like $11 after shipping for 3d printed plastic.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 09:22:10 »
I NEEEEEEEEED!!!!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 09:22:39 »
I'm in.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 09:27:20 »
I NEEEEEEEEED!!!!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 09:37:12 »
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 09:37:42 »
Yes please.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 09:39:29 »
Interested... will this also work on Kailh switches?

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 09:42:39 »
About damn time  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 09:44:15 »
Interested... will this also work on Kailh switches?
kailh not for this time, sorry. I think more modification works can be done on MX switch, so i picked MX as target:)

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 09:46:21 »
top notch!

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 10:01:40 »
I'm in
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 10:03:11 »
At that price point I am in for sure

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 10:08:38 »
At that price point I am in for sure

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I am still looking for cheap and reliable courier.....:D

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 10:15:09 »
I am still looking for cheap and reliable courier.....:D

It's called postal service.  ;D

Highly doubt you'll find anything cheaper.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 10:16:30 »
I am still looking for cheap and reliable courier.....:D

It's called postal service.  ;D

Highly doubt you'll find anything cheaper.
OK  ;D..i hope so

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 11:23:05 »
Yes pls

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 11:43:33 »
I love how big and chunky it is. :) I bet is feels great!!

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 11:45:04 »
Interested.

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« Reply #24 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 13:30:41 »
Intrigued.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 13:42:15 »
heck
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 13:42:28 »
In

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 13:56:31 »
Interested.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 14:35:13 »
Interested.
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 14:52:37 »
Interested! Hope you are able to find reasonable shipping to Canada, or maybe look at partnering with someone like KBDfans for international orders?  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 15:26:46 »
Also interested!

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 15:29:46 »
Definitely down to try it! In for one... I wonder how it is compared to the MX Switch Top Removal Tool (google it), kind of wondering why no one has mentioned that here

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 17:48:19 »
Ooh yes - will definitely pick this up when it's ready

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 18:25:30 »
My fingernails bless you

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« Reply #34 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 19:02:50 »
Doooo iiiiit.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 19:05:43 »
Im in for one too. I've used some plastic & wooden prototype from the VNMK group but this looks so much sturdier and nicer.

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 21:07:54 »
I am in!

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 21:40:51 »
I am 100000% In. looks very nice.
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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 21:54:09 »
Definitely in :3 Much more better than the 3dprinting stuff that i've been using for a while :(

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 22:06:28 »
neeed

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 22:08:30 »
I want


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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 23:49:57 »
I'm in

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« Reply #42 on: Sat, 17 November 2018, 00:04:11 »
seems excessive and pointless

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« Reply #43 on: Sat, 17 November 2018, 00:04:30 »
I'm in

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« Reply #44 on: Sat, 17 November 2018, 00:05:27 »
I'm in

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 17 November 2018, 00:13:27 »
Definitely in!

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 17 November 2018, 05:13:46 »
Errrrrr, kailh box switch opener, how many ppl need it? Hmmm

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 17 November 2018, 05:38:05 »
How about alps switches, they are a pain to open

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 17 November 2018, 05:39:53 »
How about alps switches, they are a pain to open

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moq quite high, kailh opener may hard to do but I will try. Alps hmmmmm

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Re: [IC] Aluminum Switch Opener: "The Nuts"
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 17 November 2018, 05:43:39 »
Seems like a cool gizmo, I'd get one.
One for Kailh box isn't really necessary. You can open them without a tool faster than mx with a tool.
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