Acrylic case for Filco Tenkeyless Keyboard

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litster

12 Jan 2012, 10:16

Apparently there is some small demand for the acrylic keyboard case that I designed. I am not so sure If it is worth it myself due to high cost. If you are interested in getting one for around $150 + shipping to EU, please PM me. if we do a group buy, most likely I will do just one color scheme, unless there is enough demand to support 2 schemes.

Here are a few pictures of the acrylic cases I have made so far. The group buy case will look closest to the white/blue case in shape and design. Other pictures are for color scheme comparison.

Again, PM me if you are interested. Thanks.
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edit: addded the black+red case picture
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graviton

16 Jan 2012, 20:33

pm`ed

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guilleguillaume

16 Jan 2012, 20:39

I didn't see that before. Going to PM you tomorrow.

I'm interested in the White one with blue.

cactux

16 Jan 2012, 21:01

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Swede

16 Jan 2012, 21:13

If I owned a Filco, I would buy one...
Dammit, now i'm thinking of buying a filco just to get this xD

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Goly

16 Jan 2012, 23:56

It's a shame that I don't know mount it, otherwise I would buy it

You only sell the case? Only fit on Filcos? I have a ducky tkl who needs one

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litster

23 Jan 2012, 23:40

cactux wrote:How well the acrylic handle the finger prints and dust?
Black acrylic doesn't handle finger prints very well. It is similar to gloss piano finish. White is actually the same way, but because it is white, finger prints are much better disguised. I think because of this I will do white for this group buy.
Goly wrote:It's a shame that I don't know mount it, otherwise I would buy it

You only sell the case? Only fit on Filcos? I have a ducky tkl who needs one
I am sorry, I only have Filco and Phantom (haha, I am the only one with a Phantom currently!!). PLU is supposed to be an exact copy of Filco (but with 2KRO and much inferior PCB). I don't know about Ducky. I am pretty sure Leopold won't fit.

Mounting it is very easy. The hardest part is opening up the original Filco case. If you don't know how to do it, it is almost impossible or you would feel like you are going to break it. Ripster has a wiki/mod post on how to open it. Basically you use a dull knife and slide it in between the top and bottom shells, pry open it enough to let the hooks from the top shell come off of the bottom shell. There are 4 hooks on the front and 4 on the back. Pry open them one after another. I have done this so many times on 4 of my Filcos. I can do it pretty quickly now.

I think I have enough demand to meet my minimum order for this group buy. Consider this is closed. I will send more info later. Thanks.

GeorgeStorm

24 Jan 2012, 00:24

If you ever to do a similar thing to a poker/race type board, please let me know! :D

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litster

02 Feb 2012, 00:04

Sorry for not posting any update for a while. This work thing and Phantom Group Buy really got in the way :-). I have made a couple of small adjustments last week. I need to make one more change and need to confirm it before I kick this off.

If you received PM from me previously that confirmed your spot, you are in.

Thanks for your patience.

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litster

06 Feb 2012, 09:55

I might have a small number of cases available after the initial reserved units. PM me if you are interested in getting one. I should be able to ship to EU for the same price if you are OK with first class parcel mail.

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litster

18 Feb 2012, 20:20

Turned out it took much less time that I thought. Local shop that I can drive to FTW!

Now it is still going to do some magic to make it Filco compatible. It is going to take me all weekend if not longer. I still have hardware parts arriving on Tuesday. After that, I need to put every case together, and then figure out a good and efficient way to pack these. Then print some labels, lots of tapes, trips to the post office, etc, etc. So I won't be able to ship these out for at least another couple of weeks.

Meanwhile, Hopefully I will have time to post pictures as I go.
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mintberryminuscrunch

18 Feb 2012, 20:27

are they already cut,or are you doing that part ?

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Ascaii
The Beard

18 Feb 2012, 20:31

looking yummy!

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litster

18 Feb 2012, 20:34

They are already cut, by the shop. There is more work to be done on them by me though.

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HzFaq

18 Feb 2012, 23:05

Looking good :D.

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litster

19 Feb 2012, 00:52

Ragnorock on Geekhack is organizing a group buy of a set of red on black 87-key set with an add-on kit for Phantom (1.5x modifiers and 1x diamond keys). Also available is a 104 add-on set. There is also an ISO add-on kit if it reaches 15 orders.

I think this set would look pretty good with my black+red acrylic cases.

Link here: http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?2747 ... ING-ORDERS

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litster

19 Feb 2012, 02:07

For the first time, here is the opaque black with transparent red acrylic case. Keep in mind that the red will actually be darker when a keyboard is installed in the case and block out some light.
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Goly

19 Feb 2012, 02:22

The black case it's so beautiful :D

Swede

19 Feb 2012, 02:28

That black/red case is so damn nice!

Btw, are you using the boltheads as feet?

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litster

19 Feb 2012, 02:31

I use rubber feet as feet. Metal parts can't touch the desk surface.

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Wild Duck

19 Feb 2012, 02:37

Litster, you like?

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litster

19 Feb 2012, 02:46

That is lovely!

Swede

19 Feb 2012, 03:28

Hmmm, I might buy one of these!
At the moment yours looks better than my case :roll:

But I think I've beaten you on the bottom design atleast :lol:
http://imgur.com/O6dTj
http://imgur.com/QN3yM

Edit: I love when I forget to save, and the damn program decides to crash when I quit the Render ;(
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laggy-gaga

19 Feb 2012, 03:29

awesome black/red

but the red on black keys set will be perfect on it.
any idea abut the blue/white set?

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litster

19 Feb 2012, 03:31

laggy-gaga wrote:awesome black/red

but the red on black keys set will be perfect on it.
any idea abut the blue/white set?
What about blue+white?

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laggy-gaga

19 Feb 2012, 03:37

btw,
litser,
by any chance u may measure whether the plu would fit the shell?

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laggy-gaga

19 Feb 2012, 03:39

i think the ordinary white ds set will be just fine for blue/white

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litster

19 Feb 2012, 04:20

laggy-gaga wrote:btw,
litser,
by any chance u may measure whether the plu would fit the shell?
I have not. I don't have a PLU. But from pictures I saw, PLU case is very close to Filco's, if not the same.

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kaen

19 Feb 2012, 06:22

oh damn, take all my money right now

must haveeee :)

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laggy-gaga

19 Feb 2012, 15:59

i ask my frd, and he said plu is exact copy of filco,
so it should fit the shell

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