[IC] BnB87 TKL

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#1

Hey all! This is Lbibass here, and I am happy to announce a new keyboard that I have been working on for the last couple of weeks. The BnB87.

This is a gasket mount TKL manufactured by ALF and designed by me. It uses a gasket mount similar to what the 356mini used, with a gasket wrapping around the switches, and the gasket resting on protrusions in the bottom case. It will use a 6.6º angle. These BEAUTIFUL renders are by @Tesletron.



Options for plates will include half plates and full plates. Still deciding on layout support and the material, but for sure the PCB will support a 7u spacebar. Still deciding on whether or not to support 6.25u layouts, as it would compromise the plate. If interest is high enough, then I will add an option in the GB for a 6.25u+7u plate. You can vote here.

In addition, I am still unsure as to what connection will be used, either Mini-USB or USB Type-C. You can vote here for that option.

Right now I have no plans for ISO. Sorry Jae :frowning_face:. I feel like it compromises the PCB too much, and right now there are no plans to launch in the UK. That could change if I feel enough people are interested.

I am also planning on having Alps support, for those who enjoy that. Right now I am planning to only support 7u Alps layouts, as that is the most common.

In terms of case material, the two options I am planning on having produced are Polycarbonate and your regular old aluminum, with a brass weight. On the polycarbonate model, there will be brass screw in inserts, so no need to worry about stripping :smile:. I will continue to post updates with more renders as they come out. Thanks for reading.

PRICE AND RELEASE TBD.


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#2

More renders will be posted here.


#3

Doesn’t this use an A.87 pcb with topside USB port? How would the gasket work in that case since the usb port is on the top instead of the bottom?


#4

I designed the plate to have a slot, so that the gasket can either go over top of the usb port or wedge its way between the switches and the USB port. Alf is working on a custom PCB however, so it may move to a bottom mount usb port.


#5

Are split backspace and split right shift required, or just options?


#6

They are options! You can go with standard right shift and backspace!


#7

Looks great lbib! Can’t wait for the GB :+1:


#8

Thanks!


#9

I eagerly await the day when gasket mount boards are affordable.


#10

So do I! I hope that when I get a quote on the price, it will be reasonable.


#11

Looks great, I really like split shift and split backspace support. Are you planning also WKL version with blockers?


#12

:wink:


#13

Looks nice - love the alps support. Will the pcb support a standard layout alps set - I doubt the plate will as it’s uncommon, think of the DSA Granite alps sets :wink:


#14

The plates will be open source, so if you want to have your own custom alps tkl, feel free to modify the plate files if you see fit!


#15

I am so ready for this!