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The FLX Virgo is back for Round 2!

GB Details:
- There will be 200 available units for the GB, spots will be raffled.
- The raffle will be open for 24 hours from noon 12:00 CEST, the 23rd of September
- Raffle will be held here: https://raffle.antipode.no/ , you have to be logged into discord to be able to enter the raffle.
- We will be available on discord for any support/questions http://discord.antipode.no and here on GH.
- When entering the raffle, you will be asked which color Virgo you want, and if you want extras like the VirgoPad and/or wristrest.
- Winners will be drawn on Sunday/Monday. Winners will receive an e-mail from us, where you will be directed to our website to register an account, once logged into your account (with the e-mail you entered the raffle with), you can add 1 Virgo of your choice and as many extras as you want. You will have 24 hours to check out and pay your invoice.
- Anyone will be able to buy any extras without entering the raffle. This includes the VirgoPad, PCBs, plates, wrist rests and carrying bags.
- We expect to ship the boards in May 2023.

Details:
- 12-degree Split TKL
- 7 degree typing angle
- Custom PCB, VIA, Vial and QMK compatible with USB-C daughterboard, layout here:
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- Top, and bottom made from 6063 aluminium
- Comes with a 5052 aluminium plate as standard for Alu. board, and PC plate for PC board, with additional plate options in Brass, Pc, POM, FR4 and CF.
- Grommet mounting isolates plate from chassis
- Brass weight with PVD finish
- Options to add a matching VirgoPad
- Options to add a matching (or non-matching) wrist rest
- Comes with a custom carrying case that fits the board, extra plates, PCBs, and the optional wrist rest.
- Board uses AKB-Feet
- Fully built Alu. Virgo weighs 3540 grams, wrist rest in Alu. weighs 1500 grams, VirgoPad weighs 850 grams.

Prices:
$650 for kit
$209 for VirgoPad
$99 for alu/PC wrist rest
$90 for Wooden wrist rest by Digital-Carpentry
$89 for additional weight (clear brass, multicolour matte PVD, matte black PVD, mirror black PVD)
$65 for extra PCB with daughterboard
$60 for Brass plate
$50 for POM plate
$50 for PC plate
$50 for CF plate
$45 for FR4 plate
$50 for Alu plate
$65 for extra carrying case
$45 for VirgoPad extra PCB
$30 for VirgoPad Brass plate
$25 for VirgoPad POM plate
$20 for VirgoPad FR4 plate
$25 for VirgoPad Alu Plate
$25 for VirgoPad CF plate
 
We will ship everything from our warehouse in Norway, using DHL as our courier.
 
Colour options:
PC with multicolour PVD brass weight


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Beige with matte black PVD brass weight


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Teak with matte black PVD brass weight


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Void with mirror black PVD weight


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Bags:
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More renders/Photos:
VirgoPad
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Wrist rest
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PCB Renders
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Build streams:
Aleoxtos stream of a Beige unit

Lulzthax:
Lultzhax stream of a PC unit

Who is FLX?
I am me; you are you; I chose antipode to run round 2
 
Who is Antipode?
Antipode is a collective of Norwegian vendors, designers, friends and keyboard enthusiasts that have banded together to start a vendor, we focus on limited in-stock keyboards and keysets. We have many fantastic projects in the works and expect to have our first board, the Vero by AKB, a true HHKB layout board available for sale in-stock in October.

Follow us here:
Discord: http://discord.antipode.no
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antipodestudio/
« Last Edit: Fri, 08 December 2023, 10:28:00 by antipode-studio »

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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - Back in.. Void!
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 21 September 2022, 15:13:07 »
Approved :thumb:

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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - Back in.. Void!
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 21 September 2022, 15:23:40 »
yes.

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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - Back in.. Void!
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 21 September 2022, 15:31:02 »
 :p :p
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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - Back in.. Void!
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 21 September 2022, 22:30:34 »
Virgo is one of my grail boards, glad to see a second round! Stellar job everyone!

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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - Back in.. Void!
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 21 September 2022, 23:01:42 »
Can R1 owner buy the different weight?

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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - Back in.. Void!
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 22 September 2022, 01:09:23 »
Can R1 owner buy the different weight?

Yes you can :)

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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - Back in.. Void!
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 22 September 2022, 04:13:20 »
SOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOD
Too many projects going on at once
Papilio
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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - Back in.. Void!
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 22 September 2022, 05:28:03 »
The amazing Alexotos sent us a couple of photos he took of the Beige Virgo!







Also his buildstream VOD is now up on youtube here:

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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - Back in.. Void! Raffle opens 23 Sept, open for 24 hrs!
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 23 September 2022, 04:01:11 »
Build stream by Lulzthax

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1598613867

The raffle is now open for 24 hours! Enter here: http://raffle.antipode.no

Best of luck to everyone  :thumb:
« Last Edit: Fri, 23 September 2022, 05:04:45 by antipode-studio »

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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - Back in.. Void! Raffle is now open for 24 hours!
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 23 September 2022, 05:38:10 »
gl to y'all :)
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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - Back in.. Void! Raffle is now open for 24 hours!
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 23 September 2022, 11:17:51 »
r1 owner here! im only planning to buy a wrist rest. is the expected ship date still the same for non-raffle purchases?

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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - Back in.. Void! Raffle is now open for 24 hours!
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 23 September 2022, 12:42:57 »
r1 owner here! im only planning to buy a wrist rest. is the expected ship date still the same for non-raffle purchases?

Hey!

Most likely, yes

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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - Back in.. Void! Raffle is now open for 24 hours!
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 23 September 2022, 12:58:30 »
r1 owner here! im only planning to buy a wrist rest. is the expected ship date still the same for non-raffle purchases?

Hey!

Most likely, yes

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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - Back in.. Void! Raffle is now open for 24 hours!
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 24 September 2022, 02:52:12 »
Raffle ends in just over 2 hours!

If you want a spot, enter through http://raffle.antipode.no  :-*

Offline antipode-studio

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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - Back in.. Void! GB concluded.
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 29 November 2022, 01:26:45 »
Update 29.11.2022

Aloha!

Production has started on various part, and we are still well within our expected timeline for completion.

Here are a few production photos:







Also a couple photos of the latest PCB prototypes for the VirgoPad, colors will change.



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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - GB concluded. Production has started!
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 13 December 2022, 02:19:46 »
Production update 13.12.2022:

Production is going strong, expect plates, virgopads, wristrests and weights to have completed production before christmas.

Anodization is the longest production stage

We are still in line to ship these within the expected timeframe

EDIT: Hard to upload videos here, posted a few CNC shots on our discord server, they are pinned in the #virgo channel  :thumb:












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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - GB concluded. Production has started!
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 30 December 2022, 06:23:36 »
Production update 30.12.2022:

Small update before new years eve,

- PCB's was paid earlier this month, ETA our warehouse is in around 2-3 weeks agw.
- Wooden wristrests from Digital Carpentry is mostly finished by now, I believe he is missing around 5-10 wristrests before he ships us our order.
- Carrying cases is still getting prototyped. (I have posted a video and some photos on our discord server of the latest prototype), the bag can also fit the VirgoPad now. It will take the manu around 4 weeks to produce all the bags we need once we have approved the prototype.
- Screws have been delivered to our manufacturer for assembly. Can mention that we are also in the process of ordering a batch of some multicolor titanium screws to see how it would look on the PC boards without brass inserts. Plan is to deliver the PC boards with brass inserts, with brass screws.
- Gaskets have been ordered, and should be at our warehouse next week.

We want to thank you all for your support on this project thus far, and wish you all a happy new year!  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - GB concluded. Production has started!
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 11 February 2023, 12:43:55 »
Virgo canceled spots announcement

In order to give people a chance to get their hands on a Virgo, weve decided to do a FCFS sale of some canceled spots. We wanted to give people an opportunity to get the color they wanted, so were also dipping into our extras in order to get three units of each variant available.

The sale will happen at 22:00 CET on 17. February. Only the keyboards will be made available on the store, but you will be able to DM @AP | rfm(on our discord server) to get extras like plates, pcbs, wrist rests and VirgoPads added to your order if you want (limited to one of each type per customer).

http://discord.antipode.no if you have any questions.

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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - GB concluded. Production has started!
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 14 February 2023, 03:50:56 »
Production update 14.02.2023:

Carrying cases:
We have received photos of the latest revision of the carrying case, some photos here:






The bags will ship to me tomorrow - once we have approced the latest revision production will take 30 days.

PCBs:
Production has finished, the PCB's are currently getting flashed, should ship to us within February.




Keyboard manufacturer:
We have been informed that the keyboard manufacturer expects final inspection to happen on the 10th of April and shipping to us on the 15th-20th of April.

To be honest - this is a couple of months behind the schedule they originally gave us, we picked May as shipping to be on the safe side, and give ourselves a few months buffer to get the Virgo GB fulfilled, that buffer is now gone.

We will gather the team at our warehouse when we get the boards delivered, and do our best to QC and ship still within the original fulfilment month of May.
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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - GB concluded. Production has started!
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 24 February 2023, 05:29:31 »
Production update 24.02.2024:

- 250kg of PCB's are on their way to our warehouse.

- Wooden wristrests are also on their way to our warehouse.

- Custom packaging has been ordered and are in production.

- Carrying case prototypes were approve early this week, manu will start production next week.

- Keyboards, nothing new to report here, I posted a few photos of the VirgoPad's and the wristrests in our discord server.

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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - GB concluded. Production has started!
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 12 May 2023, 03:48:20 »
Production update 12.05.2023

Hi everyone!

- Boards, wristrests & VirgoPad's are still getting anodized daily, manufacturer expects anodization to be done within May.
- Carrying cases has completed production, and are currently getting shipped to the manufacturer for packaging
- All weights, PC, POM, CF, Brass plates are done.
- All PC boards are done.

A couple photos:








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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - GB concluded. Production has started!
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 02 August 2023, 15:31:03 »
Hi everyone,

We have received around half of the units, QC has been going great and we expect to start shipping the units out in batches starting this week, void and teak will go out first, followed by beige and PC in the comming 4-7 weeks.

There will be extras available later, sale of these will be announced on our discord server. http://discord.antipode.no

Here are a couple of photos:








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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - GB concluded. Currently fulfilling!
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 18 August 2023, 05:15:41 »
Possibly the last update we will give on the Virgo r2 GB here on GeekHack.

Most units have now shipped, here are the update on the balance orders:

20 teak orders we have not shipped as we are waiting for matching wristrests,
12 Void orders where we are waiting for matching VirgoPad's
All beige orders, we expect to start receiving these in the next couple of weeks
PC orders, some have started shipping, and will continue to ship in the next weeks, we are also waiting for the final batch to be shipped from the manu.

We would like to thank everyone who purchased a Virgo, we love seeing the photos pop up of your builds!  :-*

There will be extras! Including some very limited color/material combinations, they will be listed in the comming weeks.

If you have any issues with your orders, please contact us through contact@antipode. no

We have put up a handfull of Void a-stocks, b-stock wristrests, extra pcb's, PC and POM plates, you can find those here: https://www.antipode.no/products

Please follow our discord for future updates here:
http://discord.antipode.no

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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - GB concluded. Extras live!
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 07 September 2023, 13:13:20 »
Regarding the remaining products that still haven't been shipped:

We have shipped all the orders that weve been able to ship with everything that arrived with the first batch from the manufacturer.

According to the original timeline, the remaining cases was supposed to be shipped this week. Sadly, that plan has been delayed.

Due to some QC issues found by the manufacturer on the PC units, the timeline has slipped, and it appears that some cases will have to be remade.

It is very regretful that we are only now learning about this, but there is not much we can do. The manufacturer has indicated that they will need another 3 weeks to re-make and QC before they can be packaged and shipped to us.

Once we receive the remaining keyboards, well complete our QC inspection and start shipping them out as soon as we can.

Originally, we created all the shipping labels for all orders. Since this is now dragging out longer than anticipated, were going to start deleting these labels and changing the status of your order from fulfilled to unfulfilled. The next time you receive a shipping notification from us, you can expect to see your package start moving within a day or two.

We thank you very much for your patience and we sincerely apologize for the delay. If you have any questions, leave a comment here or contact us through contact@antipode. no

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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - GB concluded, first batch shipped
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 08 December 2023, 10:27:33 »
All GB units have been shipped

We will raffle out the extra boards we have left

Extras for plates, pcbs, virgopads, wristrests and so on will be available FCFS once the winners have been drawn

The raffle will be up for 24 hours starting 21:00 CET today

More info on our discord server: http://discord.antipode.no
Raffle will be live here: http://raffle.antipode.no

We will also raffle out a handfull of the below Virgo SE colorways

Ghost Rose:


Guns'N'Roses:


Pink AF:




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Re: [GB] FLX Virgo R2 - GB concluded - GB For EC kit live.
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 26 February 2024, 09:50:03 »
Hi all, the GB for the FLX Virgo EC PCB and plate are now live here:

https://www.antipode.studio/products/gb-flx-virgo-ec-plate
https://www.antipode.studio/products/gb-flx-virgo-ec-pcb

The GB will be live untill the 24th of March 2024, so no rush!