This is my first Key Cap I have created, it is first machined out of a solid billet of Aluminium then sanded/polished and coated with a specially selected matte Pantone paint. The keycap is designed to provide a tactile feel alongside the cold feeling of the metal itself. The stem and base of the cap has also been designed from the ground up.
NOTE: The hallmarking on the base of the key cap has been changed for the final revision. See image below!
How does it look?
FroNT/BACK + Cross Section
Inconsistent wall thickness gives the top of the cap a lot of extra weight and oomph when pressed! *THUMP*
Whats in the box?
NOTE: Packaging shown is in its prototype stage! (labeling and packaging will be changed!)
How does it sound?
Amazing. It's really nicely weighted and creates this amazingly bassy thump sound when clacked (as shown in the very rough phone video below). Really happy with how it turned out.
Having a good resale value is important, each key cap comes with a slip of authenticity (NOTE: The layout/format of this may change, ie: more improvements! Neat!):
TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Shown below are some of the other key caps I will be producing, YAY low profile domed keys!
Profits from this limited edition key cap run will be used to prototype, test, design and manufacture a modular aluminium mould, this will be customisable and sold to hobbyists and anyone who is interested in creating their own caps. Custom branding, hallmarking and design opportunities exist with this solution. The negative cavity (the top part of the keycap) is modular, so that only a small investment is required to easily, quickly and relatively cheaply change designs. The positive mould will also be interchangable for creating keycaps for different switches (ie Topre, Alps etc).
A visualisation of what the mould may look like. This is in it's very early stage of the design process and may change it's form-factor and design completely.
The modular mould would come packaged with a hardbound instruction book and other fancy things!
ORDERS WILL NOT BE FULFILLED UNTIL MANUFACTURING COSTS ARE MET BY THE 1ST OF MARCH. AS SOON AS MANUFACTURING COSTS ARE MET, THE CAP WILL BE PRODUCED THEN SENT OUT. IF SUFFICIENT ORDERS ARE NOT MET BY THE 1ST OF MARCH, FULL REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED. MONEY WILL STAY IN MY STRIPE ACCOUNT FOR EASY REFUNDS. THANKYOU!