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[IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 21:49:51 »
Hi Everyone,

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iLouis_07 here, recently there was one idea went through in my mind.

Something we played quite long but there are still can be improved, in short:






TYL 4mm Brass Plate

One more pic for details, everything we had considered in:




Specs:
4mm brass plate compatible with all the GH60% tray mount cases: ALF DC60, Tofu60 and etc.
CNC craft.
Polished and sandblasted, chroming(like my volcano660 plate), PVD.(See the moq and price offered by factory)
We will offer different layouts.(Personally, my designing purpose is to enhance the type feeling, so those universal plates are not the first choice)

Period:
Less then 1 month.

Shipping:
China EMS.


Price:
TBD.


Hope to hear more from you, you can leave comments below and also i will update different layout CAD here once i finished one by one.

Thank you so much


Edited: (For Alum 4mm and PC 4mm, I will try for my prototype, if good, I can count them in as well)
« Last Edit: Tue, 29 January 2019, 21:01:16 by ilouis_07 »

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 21:54:23 »
Yes please.  I could do with 2.

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 21:58:04 »
interested

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 22:01:45 »
im a bit ootl, how does thicc brass change the feel/acoustics?
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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 22:06:20 »
im a bit ootl, how does thicc brass change the feel/acoustics?
I can tell it based on Normal vs Gasket, but thicker plate I have no idea, that’s why I’m here. I talked with u/magicpretzel this morning and we believed that this will be a good try :)

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 22:14:13 »
Rose gold PVD, please :)

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 22:25:00 »
Black pvd possible?

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 22:31:31 »
I'd really be in on this. I'm specifically looking for split backspace and split right shift, with a 1.5, 1, 1.5, 7, 1.5, 1, 1.5 bottom row.

Top/sandwich mounts are nice, but tray mounts will always be there as a favorite for me (T60, Klippe, Raven).
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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 22:52:08 »
Definitely in for my chocolate tofu60.

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 23:14:01 »
Interested;

If there's a possibility for a HHKB blocked out version, I would join in!
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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 23:39:23 »
I'd be in for split backspace and split right shift support. Also second the idea of black PVD if it's doable.

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 02:05:17 »
Interested in a black pvd + HHKB blocked version :)

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 03:22:40 »
With that thickness, the switch won't snap on the plate, thus making it unusable. You need to carefully CNC the plate where the switch snaps in order to make it thinner in that particular position (everwhere else it can be thicker).

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 03:27:59 »
With that thickness, the switch won't snap on the plate, thus making it unusable. You need to carefully CNC the plate where the switch snaps in order to make it thinner in that particular position (everwhere else it can be thicker).

do you even see the pictures?
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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 04:15:38 »
With that thickness, the switch won't snap on the plate, thus making it unusable. You need to carefully CNC the plate where the switch snaps in order to make it thinner in that particular position (everwhere else it can be thicker).

do you even see the pictures?
(Attachment Link)
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Is there also a notch to remove the switch top without desoldering?
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=59837.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=65747.0;nowap

It's so thick that it deserves to be exposed with a sandwitch mount. Given the thickness of the plate, do you need to stuck a membrane between the plate and the pcb?

On a comment by nubbinator, I've seed that he said that with come pcbs you need to worry about "top plate SMD stuff."  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 04:33:19 »
+1 black PVD
+1 Didicated ISO plate

Keep em coming Louis  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 05:27:32 »
Yeah im forsure on board for 1 or 2 ;D ;D

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 06:58:29 »
I am in!

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 09:07:13 »
interested in ansi 125 and ansi 150, with off and center caps lock support and split right shift support.

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 09:09:00 »
With that thickness, the switch won't snap on the plate, thus making it unusable. You need to carefully CNC the plate where the switch snaps in order to make it thinner in that particular position (everwhere else it can be thicker).

do you even see the pictures?
(Attachment Link)
 :rolleyes:

Is there also a notch to remove the switch top without desoldering?
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=59837.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=65747.0;nowap

It's so thick that it deserves to be exposed with a sandwitch mount. Given the thickness of the plate, do you need to stuck a membrane between the plate and the pcb?

On a comment by nubbinator, I've seed that he said that with come pcbs you need to worry about "top plate SMD stuff."  :thumb:

there's no notch to remove without desoldering. like what OP said, his aim is to enhance typing feeling with a full plate, so i guess by cutting more notches, it will stray further away from his goal.

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 09:18:49 »
+1 the plate in the first render is exactly what I want and would get a few of these

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 09:53:44 »
interested in ansi 125 and ansi 150, with off and center caps lock support and split right shift support.
yes , i will do, that is a classic layout :)

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 10:03:06 »
A rose gold PVD would be an insta-buy from me. Black PVD would be awesome as well.

A 4mm PC version sounds quite interesting.

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 10:45:17 »
Defiantly interested!!

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 10:58:19 »
very interested! Might get a couple even. I've been wanting to try brass plates, both for 60% and 40%. I'm using leaded solder on my current 60% project, so desoldering the switches off the current alu plate won't be so hard when/if this comes!
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« Reply #26 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 14:50:59 »
Count me in for one maybe two! Especially for a DZ60 with arrow cluster layout and (might as well try) split spacebar support?


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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 16:24:39 »
Colour me interested Louis.

i am a standard bottom row. Split backspace and split right shift user.

Is there a maximum number of layout options you're going to offer?
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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 20:11:32 »
Interested in a black pvd + HHKB blocked version :)
thanks for your interested but what is hhkb "blocked version"?

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 20 January 2019, 20:36:34 »
I like the looks of this project, is the support for 2x 1u backspace planned? If so I am interested. :)

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 00:45:59 »
I like the looks of this project, is the support for 2x 1u backspace planned? If so I am interested. :)
yup definitely !

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 06:30:07 »
Any chance you'd do a layout that supports splitted spacebar that is compatible with TINA-A and/or TINA-C (in combination with dz60 pcb)?

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« Reply #32 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 15:42:52 »
Very interested in a 3-4mm pc plate

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 16:11:05 »
Interested depending on price. This could be a nice improvement to the classic tray mount design.

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« Reply #34 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 19:00:50 »
definitely in if it has split backspace / split rshift. Would buy multiple if it has 7u spacebar support.

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« Reply #35 on: Tue, 22 January 2019, 02:11:55 »
i do want this very much

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« Reply #36 on: Tue, 22 January 2019, 04:50:45 »
Swiss cheese plate ain't as cool as a solid one...

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« Reply #37 on: Tue, 22 January 2019, 09:16:59 »
Yeah, fixed layout please!

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 22 January 2019, 14:08:49 »
This is fantastic, fixed layouts only, im worried about the price though.

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« Reply #39 on: Tue, 22 January 2019, 14:31:39 »
This is fantastic, fixed layouts only, im worried about the price though.

I'd expect it to come to at least $90, easily over $100.

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« Reply #40 on: Tue, 22 January 2019, 20:19:58 »
this will definitely be more expensive than the usual plates, as it doesn't just involve cutting, but milling.

This is fantastic, fixed layouts only, im worried about the price though.

I'd expect it to come to at least $90, easily over $100.
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« Reply #41 on: Wed, 23 January 2019, 05:50:51 »
I would most definitely get one if it supports a standard ansi bottom row of 7x 1.25u and a 6.25u spacebar.

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« Reply #42 on: Wed, 23 January 2019, 07:21:17 »
this will definitely be more expensive than the usual plates, as it doesn't just involve cutting, but milling.

This is fantastic, fixed layouts only, im worried about the price though.

I'd expect it to come to at least $90, easily over $100.

Cutting brass is even harder than milling! You can't use traditional CO2 Assisted laser cutters due to the fact that the brass will oxidise and you won't be able to cut through it without having a horrible mess everywhere the issue is that you can't really mill anything under 4mm, since we're used to thinner plates due to MX Mounting, I can sort of presume that's why you chose a 4mm plate, since it's cheaper to do than a 1.5mm or 2mm plate  :)

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« Reply #43 on: Thu, 24 January 2019, 11:10:04 »
Consider me VERY interested =)
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« Reply #44 on: Thu, 24 January 2019, 13:43:47 »
I would like to see this in perhaps a 7u space, and standard ANSI.

Both of these I like to have a split right shift. Right shift takes up so much space for a key that I don't even use.. at all.

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 24 January 2019, 21:46:55 »
These are the layouts i am working on so far.

https://imgur.com/a/fILmUJs

any suggestions so far?

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 25 January 2019, 05:19:27 »
These are the layouts i am working on so far.

https://imgur.com/a/fILmUJs

any suggestions so far?

I am in for one of the WK plates.

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 25 January 2019, 05:42:14 »
I’m in for the first layout


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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 25 January 2019, 06:00:22 »
Consider me interested! I'd love one of the firsf layout options. Am I correct in thinking it'll be compatible with a DZ60 build and case.

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Re: [IC] TYL 4mm Brass Plate, Time to Enhance Your 60% Keyboard
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 25 January 2019, 07:49:04 »
These are the layouts i am working on so far.

https://imgur.com/a/fILmUJs

any suggestions so far?

I’m in for the last one. WKL + split Right Shift + 2u Backspace.


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