发布时间: 2022-10-26 19:29:00
更新时间: 2023-05-03 11:05:12
Plateless, PCB-mounted leaf-spring 60%
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DETAILS AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Materials: Copper weight, aluminum top/bottom
Mounting style: Plateless, leaf-spring gasket, Top mount
Case top layout options: WKL, HHKB, and WK
Typing angle: 9 degrees
Front height: 17.5 mm, adjusted front height 18.5 mm
Weight: ~2.1 kg built
Dimensions: 295.70 mm x 116.826 mm
30A hardness, 1.5 mm Poron gaskets
AKB adhesive feet, available at CannonKeys
M3x10 front screws, M3x20 back screws
Leaf spring PCB (PCB mount) and standard PCB (top mount)
Fly DB, with Molex-to-Molex cable
Link to PCB compat
Exploded view of internals
Note: Rubber feet have been changed, top-mount posts added
DETAILS ON MOUNTING STYLES*
As it was said above you will be able to mount the board either top mount, or PCB mount. Top mount is pretty self explanatory. I was asked for a more traditionally sounding and feeling mounting for the board and top mount was the obvious candidate. As for PCB mount, this is where things get interesting:
During my testing as well as all 40 participants of R0 we concluded that for some, the alphas sounded great but the mods were lacking a bit. Especially those who tend to prefer deeper sounding mods. What we did was try half plates. This allows us to keep the same tone on the alphas, and make the mods sound fuller, like a more traditional mounting style.
What the hell is a support plate?*
The support plate is just a straightforward tray-style plate that goes over the PCB mount PCB to tune the feel of the board. Basically there are 4 levels of flex:
PCB mount with POM half plate
PCB mount with Aluminum half plate
PCB mount with Carbon fiber half plate
The aim of this is to allow people to tune the overall feel of the board, as well as the sound of the mods to their personal preference. Those who want a traditional board, can just build it top mount. I have spent hours testing, building and rebuilding my prototype with different plates and I have not had this much fun in a hot minute. Plate files will also be released so people can go ham customizing their boards.
CHANGE LOG FROM R0*
From R0 to R1 there are some changes being made:
Rubber feet go from round bump-ons to AKB square feet. See renders for details
Top mount compatibility was added, due to popular demand
PHOTOGRAPHS* Thanks to Peppy for the photos
NOTE: The rubber feet have been changed to AKB feet. No longer using round ones. They will be available at CannonKeys to buy as replacements
NOTE2: These are photos of the silver unit, externally nothing changed for R1 so please use these to appreciate the external aesthetics.
Soft-capped open Group-Buy. Tentatively July 2023
MSRP: Starting at $375 for anodized gray version, $380 for powder coated beige
Only 2 colors will be made: beige and dark gray, both with copper weights
Price for top-mount kit and all other accessories is being calculated. We want to make sure it’s as well priced as we can. All plates sold will be ANSI only but the PCBs support ISO.
Building on this: EloquentClicks as the European Vendor will be offering ISO plates for top mount and/or support plates for PCB mount. These will be completely separate from the group-buy and will not be available in other regions, only at EloquentClicks. They will still ship with the Group Buy but they are limited to European sales, since that is where people who use ISO will order from.
STREAMS AND OTHER MEDIA*
The team at CannonKeys are hard at work planning and scheduling streams with your favorite content creators. Schedule with each one to be released soon! Photos of the color samples we have from CannonKeys will also be posted soon.
United States: CannonKeys
United Kingdom: ProtoTypist
Singapore: Hex Keyboards
Latin America: LatamKeys
There will be more regional vendors* the crew at CannonKeys are working on finalizing information.
My discord server
CannonKeys Discord server
Most updates will be posted on my server, as well as distributed by CannonKeys via their newsletter. Additionally when the GB details are finalized I will create a new GB post on here. Until that post is live all information presented here is subject to change.
This project would not have been possible without the members of my discord server. From taking part in both private group buys to helping me polish and refine any design I come up with. Thank you!!
Special thanks to Chonk, for supporting me blindly; Peppy for putting up with my bull//// and Manu for yelling at me here and there.
And obviously Zetina, for the amazing renders.