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Offline Quadrum

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[IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 22:59:50 »

Delta
A modern, industrial 65% keyboard.



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Delta Groupbuy is NOVEMBER 12



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Specs

Typing Angle: 7į
Weight With Aluminum Weight: 2.6kg built
With Brass Weight: 3.9kg (estimated)
Mounting Style: Gasket Mount
Front Height: 22.5mm
MX and Alps Compatible
QMK & VIA Compatible PCB
Solder & Hotswap Versions Available




Additional Info
Price: TBD
Vendors: iLumkb, proto[Typist], and Vala Supply





Options
Case colors are going to be chosen based on demand, so if you have a preference, make sure to fill out the IC form!

Plate Options: Brass, Aluminum, FR4



Layout




Mounting System
The use of a gasket mount is intended for sound isolation. Flex is determined by your plate choice.




Assembly
Delta utilizes a four piece design, with no externally visible screws and a polycarbonate internal mounting bracket used for its sound signature.
The dial uses an EC11 rotary encoder and a custom press-fit knob, no screws required.





Sound Test
Gateron Black Inks, Brass Plate, MT3 BOW



Special Thanks
It's been a long 10 months to get to where I am, and I want to give a big thanks to;
PseudoAlpaca and lfgberg for helping make this project possible.
Glarses and Alessio for the great advice in the early stages of this project.




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« Last Edit: Tue, 02 November 2021, 23:37:12 by Quadrum »

Offline Quadrum

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Re: Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 23:01:32 »
Reserved :)

Offline yuutsu

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Re: Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 23:02:05 »
poggies
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Offline eg0t1st1k4l

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Re: Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 23:02:23 »
reserved

Online hali

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Re: Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 23:02:28 »
🔺🔻🔺🔻🔺🔻🔺🔻🔺🔻🔺

Offline Lysol_

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Re: Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 23:03:22 »
yay quadrum keyboard



Offline kumori

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Re: Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 23:03:31 »
great work quadrum! love the aesthetics  :thumb:




Offline Dazon

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Re: Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 23:04:54 »
congrats on reaching ic, may all the tringles be in your favor  :thumb:

Offline Helminth

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Re: Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 23:08:21 »
Wonderful design language.

Keep it up proud of you :thumb:

Offline Reindeer

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 23:10:41 »
Looks great and sounds the same! GL with IC

Offline Ram

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 23:12:11 »
100% 100000% 1000000000% Forklift Certified

gib free board

Offline Tika

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 23:13:17 »

Offline BlindAssassin111

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 23:16:18 »
Hmm I feel I have seen this before  ;D

Looks good and hope you get the support you need!

Offline Cylent

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 23:16:47 »
shut up and take my money!

Offline derpturtle

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 23:20:32 »
Its lit


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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 23:21:07 »
nut

Offline halocantkb

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 23:22:07 »
ayyyy happy to see ya finally releasing your sexy ass board

🔺🔺🔺

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 23:24:01 »
Amazing detail on all the chamfers on the little delta cutouts

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 23:50:46 »
triangle gud
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Offline pararch

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 01:05:42 »
very pog, much want.

Offline Shiba1337

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 01:06:47 »
POG POG POG POG POG

Offline santela

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 01:13:11 »
Big fan of how the knob blends into the rounded corner, but the front-height might be an issue for me. Would be perfect if it was under 20mm.

Offline olsen34

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 01:43:09 »
It would be an unforgivable sin if teal ends up not being one of the color options in the GB.

Also would it be possible to have accent colored (teal or coral) top and black / white bottom?

Offline DCX

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 01:50:38 »
It's...



Perfect. 🥺💜

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 02:30:22 »
Reserved

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 04:07:57 »
🔺🔻🔺🔻🔺🔻🔺

Offline FriendlyMushroom

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 04:20:55 »
Please make a frosted acrylic version. That would be awesome

Offline bakerozee

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 04:53:01 »
This is tidy
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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 05:48:20 »
Looks sick man, good work
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Offline spikedsynapse

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 06:19:24 »
This is such a cool looking board. If the stars align I will indeed be grabbing one!
Where you are going you don't need luck... so Congrats on IC!

Offline sup3r170va

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 07:07:53 »
I was really excited about the IC until I saw that the front height is 22.5mm. Thatís a dealbreaker for me. I donít think I can type on anything more than 20mm. Is there a reason why the front height is so high?

Offline stellaidoscope

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 07:41:31 »
Triangle time, triangle time!

Offline Keeblet_257

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 08:00:21 »
I think the knob is kinda big. It looks oversized to me and the side is a bit too thick if you ask me, but overall like the layout and the design is interresting. Looking forward to upcoming updates and would like to see some sound test with this more uniwue bottom design of the board and how it affects the board compared to "normal" cases.

Offline Quadrum

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 08:54:18 »
I was really excited about the IC until I saw that the front height is 22.5mm. Thatís a dealbreaker for me. I donít think I can type on anything more than 20mm. Is there a reason why the front height is so high?

Big fan of how the knob blends into the rounded corner, but the front-height might be an issue for me. Would be perfect if it was under 20mm.

As to the front height, it is not easy to get the front height under 20mm, as to keep the triangular cutouts on the back large enough while also keeping the top and bottom segments vertically symmetrical, a slightly higher height is needed. The large chamfer on the front should help somewhat, and I am also looking into getting a matching delta wrist rest made.

Offline Neely_12

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 09:45:27 »
Not too much of a fan of the back "grill" tbh, but this looks really nice. How many colors will be avail, and do you plan on making artisan knobs to go with it?

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 10:14:31 »
Interested, Mr. Metalworker!

Offline TyPo.mk

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 12:26:41 »
I am interested

Offline sup3r170va

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 12:34:34 »
I was really excited about the IC until I saw that the front height is 22.5mm. Thatís a dealbreaker for me. I donít think I can type on anything more than 20mm. Is there a reason why the front height is so high?

Big fan of how the knob blends into the rounded corner, but the front-height might be an issue for me. Would be perfect if it was under 20mm.

As to the front height, it is not easy to get the front height under 20mm, as to keep the triangular cutouts on the back large enough while also keeping the top and bottom segments vertically symmetrical, a slightly higher height is needed. The large chamfer on the front should help somewhat, and I am also looking into getting a matching delta wrist rest made.

Can I check how you measure front height?

Another thing i wish it can be changed is usb cut out. I strongly prefer a centred USB port.

Offline Quadrum

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 12:48:16 »
I was really excited about the IC until I saw that the front height is 22.5mm. Thatís a dealbreaker for me. I donít think I can type on anything more than 20mm. Is there a reason why the front height is so high?

Big fan of how the knob blends into the rounded corner, but the front-height might be an issue for me. Would be perfect if it was under 20mm.

As to the front height, it is not easy to get the front height under 20mm, as to keep the triangular cutouts on the back large enough while also keeping the top and bottom segments vertically symmetrical, a slightly higher height is needed. The large chamfer on the front should help somewhat, and I am also looking into getting a matching delta wrist rest made.

Can I check how you measure front height?

Another thing i wish it can be changed is usb cut out. I strongly prefer a centred USB port.



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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 14:25:36 »
Reall clean, top right knob is absolutely awesome. Good luck overall, super unique piece of work you've got here.

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 14:46:16 »
This is absolutely stunning. So glad to see this board finally in IC!

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 14:51:18 »
Dang, do I actually want a knobbed keeb finally?

Offline JQ27

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 15:19:59 »
Makes the knob look huge.

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 15:22:37 »
im selling my kidney for this, thank u quadrum, amazing board

Offline Foster

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 15:26:31 »
 ;D quadrum omg this is so good. unironically one of the best looking boards ive seen, i like the underside contrast

Offline EnlargedCrouton

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 18:40:19 »
looks reeeaaalllyyyy nice, maybe lower the front height a little tho (and damn how is this thing 10 pounds)

Offline Quadrum

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 18:48:59 »
looks reeeaaalllyyyy nice, maybe lower the front height a little tho (and damn how is this thing 10 pounds)

I have rerun my weight calculations, and have updated the estimated weight. I'm not sure why it was so high originally, but it is now estimated at 3.9kg (8.6 lbs).

Offline santela

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 04 July 2021, 23:31:14 »
I was really excited about the IC until I saw that the front height is 22.5mm. Thatís a dealbreaker for me. I donít think I can type on anything more than 20mm. Is there a reason why the front height is so high?

Big fan of how the knob blends into the rounded corner, but the front-height might be an issue for me. Would be perfect if it was under 20mm.

As to the front height, it is not easy to get the front height under 20mm, as to keep the triangular cutouts on the back large enough while also keeping the top and bottom segments vertically symmetrical, a slightly higher height is needed. The large chamfer on the front should help somewhat, and I am also looking into getting a matching delta wrist rest made.

My Jelly Epoch is also 22mm front height so I guess I can live with it since I like the design so much. First interesting 65% layout I've seen in a while.

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 05 July 2021, 00:55:25 »
Hot board!!!!

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Re: [IC] Delta | A 65% Keyboard
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 05 July 2021, 03:06:23 »
Oh yeah, time to bring back the "keeb and sneakers" show-off posts