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I am going to say its a very dark burgundy / brown.

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Realforce 91 Case
Carbon fiber Plate
Novatouch slider and housing
45g Domes
GMK Muted 2


That is super clean, love the setup! Not sure why RF got away from this style of cases, easily my favorite out of the RF TKLs!


The little blue RF logo was so clean too

I finally finished my Topre 23U with the Norbauer Polycarbonate Datapad.

Being a B-graded item, the back plate wasn’t finished so I decided to machine turn it to give it an interesting finish. I should probably clear coat that, but for now I’m not too worried about scratching.

I manually did this on a drill press so alignment isn’t perfect, but the overall effect is good.

Finally, here’s the inner workings. Plenty of room inside this case means I was able to use @Dave’s daughterboard, the OEM PCB and backpack, and a little LED controller called a PixelBlaze. The PixelBlaze drives the eight LEDs and is overkill here, but at least matches with my PC TKL case.


@Extra_Fox i could see folks wanting that customization on their back plates. well done!


That looks great!

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Wishing @Kiko all the best in his artisan/Topre cap journey.

Here are Amano Studio prototype OEM Topre stem keycaps in the Miami “Neon” colorway.

Neon for UV-reactive pigment.


Sho S60 PC HHKB housing (Pro 2 compatibility)
@Cipulot EC Pro 2 PCB + controller
OEM Topre 1u, 2u, spacebar from RF, Des silencing rings #5


My latest experiments in making non-metal enclosures for EC PCBs by @Cipulot

This is the first assembled prototype made from engineered stone. The surface is very strong, durable and sounds great. Other materials include resins like polyurethane and epoxy; more on this soon. The design is an homage to @norbauer 's great work and contributions to the Topre community.

I plan to have a write-up of the whole project, after I’m done tweaking the formula and cast a few additional colors.

Thank you and have a great week.


Looking forward to more explanation. Looks very promising! So is this a 3d printed mold with a cast material? You say engineered stone, but I see layer lines on the back.

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Just quick… Indeed, the master was 3D printed. The outer surface was sanded and primed. Then a silicone mold was cast from it. Of course, the journey was a bit more involved :joy:


Actually, if you’re really curious, you can follow up every detail on my Discord server @pixelpusher

Been swamped at work this week, so it may take a while to look through all the images and do a write-up.


3 shades of Norbauer’s black - Tactical, Enigma, Royal Wrinkle


Just saw the EC kit for the Type-B is coming soon, just in time for extras of the board (well, it will probably beat extras).

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Finally built up my Ingot66 - the thing is probably more than 5kg and will absolutely kill.

Full spec:

  • Ingot66 full brass B-stock
  • Sho66 brass plate OEM 660C PCB with Yang BLE controller
  • Deskey Cement housings and Ivory sliders with 1mm silencing rings
  • BKE Redux Ultralight V1
  • Full gasket treatment - gasket mounted-ish, plate gasket, plus dome gasket to give back the travel
  • SA Retro True Retro keycaps with Lime Alternate arrow


The Ingot66 is my Rosebud, the distant memory of the one who got away. I love these.


if a brass c-stock ever popped…


Not sponsored by LTT at all LOL This is my OSAv2 Topre, took a long time for delivery but it is all worth it.

Full spec:

  • OSAv2 with E-Brass weight
  • Black Alu plate
  • Deskey Clear housings and OEM Purple sliders with 1.2mm total in silencing rings
  • Deskeys Carrot 35g
  • Full gasket treatment - gasket mounted-ish, plate gasket, plus dome gasket to give back the travel
  • Realforce JustSystems Hipro ZH0400 keycaps with MT3 9009 PBT small bars.



OK! Just built my first Topre keyboard. It’s a Monokei Kei v2 EC with Deskeys sliders + #5 silencing ring + BKE v1 purple dome (i like sharper tactile :smiley: )