This is Spooknik from Keyboard Collective. I have a design for a 65% keyboard design that I’d like to do an interest check for.
It’s called the 651 Keyboard. 65% + First design = 651.
The 651 is based on Scandinavian Modern Movement of design. It emphasizes a minimalism and simplicity combined with functionalism and aesthetics. I’d done my best to incorporate all of these traits into the 651 Keyboard.
- Simplistic - Large bezel that is equal distance the whole way around.
- Minimalism - There are no outward facing logos, branding, screws, or seams. No unnecessary curves, fillets, or chamfers. Everything you need nothing you don’t.
- Functionalism - The side profile has cutouts that allow the user to pick up and move the keyboard easily. Large chamfer protects edges from damage. All parts are held together by the same length M3 screws.
- Aesthetics - Modern and simple looks that will stay timeless for years. The bezel and large chamfer allows a better transition between your desk and keycaps. Heavy and solid board.
I’ve written a small article about my design philosophy if anyone cares to read it.
Blocker or Non-Blocker bottom row [Depends on IC numbers]
7 Degree Angle
2.5 kg (5.5 lbs)
1.5 mm plate
Screws to case with 12 M3x5mm
Brass, Aluminum, Stainless and maybe POM
Supports ANSI and ISO
Separate MX and Alps Plates
Natural color PVD coating
~0.6 kg (1.3 lbs)
MX & ALPS
LED backlighting for key swtiches
Maybe Bluetooth [Voice your opinion in IC]
Brass PVD Sample
Two prototypes have been made.
IC form is live and community feedback is welcomed!