The Heavy-6


#304

Both of those are stunning! Can’t wait for my own to ship out, refreshing my email every hour for the shipping notice!


#305

Who’s going to post the first monolith pic? I’m on the east coast,so probably not me.:joy::rofl:


#306

The monoliths, along with black wrinkle and enigma gray (the powder colors that were added subsequent to the group buy) aren’t finished yet. I’ll send updates to those folks separately, but don’t worry, I’m working hard on getting them ready ASAP. :slight_smile:


#307

Out of curiosity how many Monolivias did you end up selling?


#308

Nice pictures, the first one looks almost rendered :slight_smile:

How’s the typing feel compared to stock case?


#309

There is definitely a difference to the stock case, the Heavy 6 not surprisingly feels more ‘solid’ than the plastic case. I prefer a slightly more angled typing experience so after those photos were taken, added some 10mm bumpers I had to the Aperture case and it is perfect for me.

With the retro case I need to do a little more work on the MX conversion. I have some binding on the right shift due to holes that need to be drilled in the housing for the stabilizers shafts on the MX keycaps, and need to adjust the space bar slightly, so reserving opinions on that one, though very happy with how well the color of the keycaps goes with the case so will persist in making it work.


#310

How would you describe the sound? Any chase you could post a sound clip? :slight_smile:


#311

Some typing sounds courtesy of Top Clack: https://youtu.be/4khtYGtIo48?t=578


#312


#313


Beautiful work Mr Norbauer. I’m even more hyped about this than my Norbaforce.


#314

For anyone still looking to get a Heavy-6, by the way, I have a mix of in-stock shipping options available now, along with a couple of finishes (Royal Wrinkle and Enigma Gray) that will be shipping in a few weeks. Quantities and available finishes are quite limited, but just in case anyone missed out and wanted to get one while the getting is still good. :slight_smile: Due to limited FC660C availability, I don’t plan on running this design again.


#315

It’s beautiful :heart::heart_eyes: it’s not done yet but almost there


#316

It’s just so nice… o_o

Norbauer, you’ve done awesome work! Thanks!

Possibly nicer photos to come in the future…


#317

Where did you get the caps!?


#318

They’re MT3 profile /dev/tty caps. I got them during the 2nd run about a year ago, but it looks like Massdrop has been doing further production runs: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/capatoa-keycap-explosion

They’re MX-compatible caps so I’m using Topre-to-MX sliders, and that’s mostly fine but that’s why the spacebar doesn’t match. I’m still struggling to find a way to get one of my /dev/tty spacebars to fit but none of the solutions I’ve found have worked thus far. Sooner or later I’ll crack it!


#319

I have /dev/tty with the teal modifiers on my Retro Heavy 6 and am using these 3d printed stabilizers for the space bar. Not super cheap when you print up the set, but they work (though I am thinking of fiddling with them a bit e.g. lubing to improve the feel)


#320

Oh neat. Which sliders are you using? Any noise/smoothness issues?


#321

I also tried these spacebar stabilizers but they’re just so delicate and as they are when they arrive they’re extremely rough and scratchy. I managed to break the set I ordered when I took them off to sand the rough edges down. This is mostly my own fault. I didn’t understand just how fragile they are.

Maybe I’ll try them again at some point… But now I have to get fragments of stabilizer stems out of the connector slots on my spacebar… :sweat_smile:


#322

I’m using kbdfans sliders. They’re a little wobblier than the stock Leopold sliders but it’s not really noticeable during day-to-day use. They sound a bit more clattery due to the looser fit but I don’t mind. Makes them sound a bit like IBM buckling springs. I use a thicker lube on my sliders so smoothness isn’t really an issue.

I have a SoundCloud playlist that tracks the sound after all of my mods if you’re interested: https://soundcloud.com/jeff-rose-14/sets/modded-leopold-fc660c-typing-tests


#323

Just out of curiosity, might you have an ETA for the Monolith?