[IC] wilba.tech Thermal


I agree that TEX ADA set would look nice with this board, but why they made this a laser engraved ABS set is beyond me. Personally I can’t stand laser engraved legends, even if they are infilled. Just something about being able to feel the legends bothers me. Also considering this a new profile you’d think they’d want to put their best foot forward with it being double shot ABS or BoW in PBT dye-sub. Just not sure who they are targeting with these as most TEX boards fall into the mid to high tier enthusiast level. So it’s not like someone buying a TEX board would be skimping out on the key caps. Although if the pricing is correct on KBDfans ($35 for base, $35 for extension, & $35 for novelties) $105 is a decent price for what you get. Still I see these being more used to replace key caps on off the shelf boards vs people buying it for their higher end boards.


I live in Melbourne and we have a decent amount of brutalist architecture.

My favourite has an awesome mural:


That mural is awesome! I’m glad whatever city that is in let it stay. As far as brutalist architecture goes, it’s not in my top fav styles but I do like it & have a huge respect for it being a carpenter that has worked on bigger bldgs/structures in my career. It definitely takes a creative & talented mind to make what is a utilitarian first bldg/structure & add enough flair to make it stand out from the crowd. Especially when you consider whoever is footing the bill wants that done without a huge cost increase compared to a plain box style bldg/structure.

That said (sorry for going so far off topic) I definitely dig the design you’ve chosen for this board & the mounting style is really intriguing me, can’t wait to see how you’ll be doing that! I’ll definitely be keeping any eye on this project & as long as my finances at the time allow be grabbing one come GB time! Great job so far with this, GL with the rest of the process! :metal:


oh yes please! Optional hot-swap PCB? :crossed_fingers:


Galactic Empire DSA could really work with this too I think. :slight_smile:


This keyboard looks so hype! I am super excited to see and hear more about it.


The GMK Olivia pairing looks great. I can see this design being really popular as an endgame setup :star_struck:


Ive heard of switches that use a “Leaf Spring”, but Im unclear on how that would translate to a plate mount.

Are there other examples, or something I could look up to get a better idea for how that plate would work here?


As far as I know this is a totally new thing Wilba is pioneering; don’t think there are other examples to study.



New renders added to original post, showing the “no blocker” case. Thanks Zambumon!

Prototype case is in production.

I am working with Rama to produce a Thermal keycap. :open_mouth:



Added GMK Olive renders. Thanks Zambumon!





See 2nd post:


Good lordy, that’s hot!


When does the preorder start


Still waiting for those details. Please enlighten us. What is leafspring mounting


The prototypes have been manufactured and I’m waiting on delivery now. After I receive them, I will evaluate whether this courageous piece of innovation I call “leaf spring mount” is any good, and then release the details.


Hi, can you release more details about the leaf spring mount?


Yes… it’s basically sandwich mount with leaf springs.


:joy: Thank you for clearing that up! Seriously though, excited to see these prototypes and how they work.