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[IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 19:49:28 »
wilba.tech Thermal

Thermal is a new custom keyboard design by wilba.tech and follows the well received Zephyr production.

Inspired by brutalist architecture, vintage computers, and big, black heatsinks, Thermal eschews curves in favor of brutally sharp edges only marginally dulled by thin bevels.









Technical Specs
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  • Case Design: wilba.tech
  • Case: Milled Aluminum, Bead blasted, Anodized
  • Case Colors: Black, Red, Silver, Grey
  • Case Top Options: HHKB Blockers, No Blockers
  • Case Slope Angle: 8.0°
  • Plate: Milled Aluminum, Bead blasted, Anodized, 1.5mm thick
  • Plate Colors: Black, Red, Silver, Grey
  • Plate Mount Style: Leaf Spring (details to come!)
  • Plate Layout: Single mostly fixed layout design, with fixed 7U bottom row (i.e. HHKB and WKL), fixed split right-shift, optional 2U/split backspace, optional stepped/full Caps Lock
  • PCB: wilba.tech WT60-B PCB (solderable) with in-switch RGB, daughterboard USB-C, QMK/VIA Configurator
  • Producer: The Foundry/Rama Works
  • Prototype: Soon
  • Pre-order launch date: May
  • Cost: TBD
  • Optional Extras: Plates, PCBs, switches and stabilizers
  • Renders: Zambumon

Keyboard Gallery

Thermal with GMK Metaverse









Thermal with GMK Jamón







Thermal with GMK Metaverse









Thermal with GMK Olivia









Thermal with GMK Jamón









Thermal with Classic Beige









Thermal with GMK Olive











Links of interest

Special Thanks

Zambumon, Pwner (ION Keyboards), riotonthebay (Keycult), Zeal, Olivia, Rama & Kate, janglad, imprevade
« Last Edit: Wed, 24 April 2019, 10:41:04 by Wilba »

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 19:49:49 »
RAMA X THERMAL

Designed by Wilba and Rama Works, these limited edition keycaps draw inspiration from Thermal's design and give both visual and tactile pleasure.

They are Cherry Profile - Escape Row (R1) with Cherry MX stem and made from aluminum.

They will be available for sale during the Thermal pre-order.

Thanks to Kate and Rama for supporting and collaborating on this concept, and providing these incredible renders!

Link to Album

THERMAL BLACK - Black Anodized Aluminium









THERMAL RED - Red Anodized Aluminium









THERMAL RAW - Polished Raw Aluminium










« Last Edit: Tue, 19 March 2019, 08:09:26 by Wilba »

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 19:51:20 »
Been catching peaks of this for a while now... happy to finally see it in IC. EXCELLENT!

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 19:52:13 »
"Case Top Options: HHKB Blockers, No Blockers"

Looks neat, any renders with the standard top?

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 19:52:57 »
yikes
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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 19:54:02 »
This looks pretty slick


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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 19:54:56 »
ne ISO avail?
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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 19:56:28 »
  • Plate Mount Style: Leaf Spring (details to come!)


Hype


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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 19:58:47 »
It's finally happening!

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 19:59:48 »
Nice! Been seeing these. Waiting for price.


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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 20:00:48 »
Looks great. Looking forward to more details.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 20:03:15 »
I am sooo in for this board!!!

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 20:04:14 »
Oh nice, this is a dope board
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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 20:09:36 »
"Case Top Options: HHKB Blockers, No Blockers"

Looks neat, any renders with the standard top?
x2. I mean I can mentally visualize what it would look like, like any other 60%, but a visual would go a long way. Will be following for further updates, looks great Wilba!

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[IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 20:19:05 »

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 20:21:02 »
Well if you insist.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 20:25:41 »
ne hotswap avail?

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 20:27:47 »
ne hotswap avail?

If you used an M60-A PCB ;D

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 20:35:20 »
Damn! This one is going to be hard to resist.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 20:58:49 »
I am in. Thanks Wilba

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 21:07:54 »
"Case Top Options: HHKB Blockers, No Blockers"

Looks neat, any renders with the standard top?
x2. I mean I can mentally visualize what it would look like, like any other 60%, but a visual would go a long way. Will be following for further updates, looks great Wilba!

Same here.

This looks so dope, I'm in!

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 21:16:02 »
ne od green avail?

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 21:20:14 »
It is certainly an interesting board. Excited to see where this goes

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 21:20:43 »
Ooo zeal con and daughter board... totally in

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 21:27:44 »
Finally, an innovator with the courage to be inspired by brutalist architecture.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 21:40:33 »
Finally, an innovator with the courage to be inspired by brutalist architecture.

and vintage computers:


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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 21:40:33 »
This is hot... see what I did there?

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« Reply #27 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 21:44:38 »
Finally, an innovator with the courage to be inspired by brutalist architecture.

and vintage computers:

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But also architecture!



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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 21:46:13 »
can i put gmk therminal on my wilbatech therminal

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 21:47:13 »
Finally, an innovator with the courage to be inspired by brutalist architecture.

Hope he adds a headphone jack too.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 22:10:38 »
Wilba can we see the backside? Will it have like a brass plate with engraving like the zephyr?

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 22:13:10 »
There must be an option for concrete right?
   

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« Reply #32 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 22:17:15 »
There must be an option for concrete right?

Haha

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 22:19:13 »
Wilba can we see the backside? Will it have like a brass plate with engraving like the zephyr?

Scroll up, there is a render of two red cases on their sides.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 22:37:26 »
really like the design. Hope the price is not too steep

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 22:59:35 »
interested.
wait for more real pics.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 23:04:34 »
Finally an IC! Very excited about this.

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« Reply #37 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 23:04:43 »
Interested.

Could we have color blue as an option too?
 
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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 23:09:23 »
Great Design. I'm ready to go...

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« Reply #39 on: Sat, 02 March 2019, 01:16:37 »
Yesssss been waiting so long for this to happen! Definitely in!

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[IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 02 March 2019, 01:27:14 »
This case, with black top and red plate combined with GMK Jamón or Sanctuary, would look downright evil.

Since the PCB is Zeal60, I assume the case and plate would fit other 60% PCBs, right? Will We be able to buy this kit without the PCB? The Zeal60 has way too many features for my personal need.
« Last Edit: Sat, 02 March 2019, 01:38:02 by nguyenhimself »

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #41 on: Sat, 02 March 2019, 01:31:28 »
Finally! Will the board also be compatible with other generic 60% PCBs? So I can buy a bunch of plates and swap configs :)

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 02 March 2019, 01:36:58 »
IT'S HAPPENING. This is looking so good. Innovation out the wazoo.

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« Reply #43 on: Sat, 02 March 2019, 01:40:40 »
Oh and also: Since the plate is so exposed, I think you should consider adding more vibrant colors like teal or pink.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 02 March 2019, 01:51:16 »
finally
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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 02 March 2019, 03:15:10 »
will it be compatible with Zeal60 (rev3/rev4), Rama M60-a/sec2 PCB?
when can we expect a demo with a prototype? ;)

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 02 March 2019, 04:21:31 »
I’ve been interested in this since seeing it on some gmk renders.  Still interested  the spectrum looks got me hooked :). Black / blocked is what I’d go for.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 02 March 2019, 07:41:29 »
Glad to finally see an official IC for this. Let's hope the price doesn't kill me. Never had a leaf spring plate, and I still don't have a normal 60%.

Any word on what colors will be available? I'm trying to think of how to make it look distinct in my collection.
Looking forward to Sanctuary Rebirth, GMK Wavez, and the next paycheck.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 02 March 2019, 08:09:35 »
Kind of reminds me of a hot Pocket

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« Reply #49 on: Sat, 02 March 2019, 09:30:54 »
The mad man is doing it.