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Offline Ckeeb

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[IC]Ginkgo65- Gasket Mount Alu Kit - GB is LIVE
« on: Thu, 26 August 2021, 17:39:14 »
Hi Everyone,

GB is live at https://shop.wuquestudio.com/collections/ginkgo65/Ginkgo65


We are glad to update our E-white x Copper prototype photos, this colorway turns out to be more brilliant than we imagine. Thank you for suggesting for us!

**Updates on Sept. 10th**
------------------------------------------------------
E-white x Copper prototype Updated Albums
Apiary's Up coming Stream later today(3 PM MDT Sep.10th, 2021)
Groupbuy Date: Sep.23th, 2021 - Oct. 10th, 2021
Vendor List:
USA: Cannon Keys
Canada: Mech.land
EU: MyKeyboard
UK: Proto[Typist]
Oceania: Daily Clack
South Korea: Monstargears
SG: IlumKB
Japan: Yushakobo
India:StacksKB
Rest of the world: Wuque Studio





More
We have received tons of feedbacks from IC form since last week. We are glad that we can update again this week.

**Updates on Sept. 3rd**
------------------------------------------------------

E-white x Copper Colorway



PE Foam Sheet



**Current Streamer List**

Alexotos
Andy (10 AM PT Sep. 4th, 2021)
Apiary



------------------------------------------------------

Ever since the launch of the polycarbonate Ikki68 Aurora, we’ve been getting a lot of requests for a budget friendly, high quality gasket mounted aluminum keyboard as well. We’ve teamed up with M•ONE studio to bring a great sounding, decently flexy, CNC machined aluminum keyboard that offers a premium experience at a budget friendly price. Not before long, Ginkgo65 was born!









Image gallery
Information Page

Reddit Thread

**Ginkgo65 info**
------------------------------------------------------

* Typing angle: 7 degrees.
* Front Height: ~20mm
* Weight (unbuilt): 1.3kg or 2.87 lbs
* Plate: Leaf spring polycarbonate included in kit. FR4, Aluminum as add-ons
* Case material: 6063 grade Aluminum
* Mounting Method: Isolated Gasket Mount using PORON pads.

**PCB Specifications**

* Hot-swap PCB: Yes, single layout. 1.2mm thick, flex cuts.
* Solder PCB: Yes, multi layout. 1.2mm thick, flex cuts.
* Daughterboard: Yes, Ai03 Unified Daughterboard (Current samples ready for streamers are not, mass production DB will be Ai03 Unified ).
* QMK / VIA support: Yes.
* In-switch LEDs: Yes, 2 pin through hole.
* ESD Protection: Yes.

**Kit Contents**

* Top Case (Aluminum)
* Bottom Case (Aluminum)
* PC Plate
* Hotswap / Solder PCB with Daughterboard
* PORON gaskets
* PORON dampener between plate and PCB
* PE foam between PCB and switches
* Case foam between PCB and bottom case
* Washers
* Screws and rubber feet

**Colors**

E-white, E-white x Copper, Grey x Silver, Black x Copper, Green x Black

**Price**

$249 USD (Grey x Silver, Black x Copper, Green x Black)

$259 USD (E-white, E-white x Copper)
------------------------------------------------------

If you are interested in it please fill in IC Form or join Ginkgo discord channel.

Simple elegance was the central theme behind Gingko65. The M•ONE team kept the exterior features subtle yet interesting. A lot of effort was put into the internal structure design to make sure it offers a very pleasant typing experience and sound. Instead of experimenting with a novel idea, the team focused on making sure the tried and tested elements of a great isolation gasket mount board were implemented to perfection.

From the flex cuts on the PCB, the leaf spring tabs on the plate to the optional PE foam that's been popular of late, they’ve worked tirelessly on this keyboard for the past six months to bring you a bouncy typing experience that does not sound hollow. After many prototypes and adjustments, the design is finally complete and they are ready to show the keyboard to the world. We hope you’ll see their attention to details and craftsmanship in the final product.

Please feel free to comment and let us know your ideas too!
« Last Edit: Wed, 22 September 2021, 11:29:18 by Ckeeb »

Offline NovaRMK

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Re: [IC]Wuque Studio x M•ONE Ginkgo65 - A Minimalist Gasket Mount Alu Kit
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 26 August 2021, 17:40:25 »
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Offline baka jiken

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Black and Copper?  :-* following

Offline bananathock

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People looking for flex wont find it here. This is one thicc thicc foam padded boi.


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Purple case option please

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jesus christ
94 pieces of foam
what the ****
edit: there's 95 pieces i missed one
« Last Edit: Fri, 27 August 2021, 03:14:56 by ee »
mad

Offline Fraaaan

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I really feel like there isn't enough foam in your keyboard. There's only plate foam, switch foam, stabilizer foam and case foam along with foam gaskets. Have you looked into making the case and plate out of foam as well?

Offline Shorle

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I really enjoyed the Auroras Multi-Layout Hot-Swap Option - too bad you don't support that here.

Is PE foam between PCB and Switch a new trend? Seems like it's only going to make things mushed. Any hands on experience?
« Last Edit: Fri, 27 August 2021, 05:02:02 by Shorle »

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The girlfriend loves Ginko leaves, I'll take 2.
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Pretty foamy keyboard.
Currently typing on: imaginary tkl proto, hhkb

Offline Ckeeb

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People looking for flex wont find it here. This is one thicc thicc foam padded boi.

From our own test, it's flexy enough, lt's wait a bit for streamers' feedback too.

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jesus christ
94 pieces of foam
what the ****
edit: there's 95 pieces i missed one

lol, sorry about that, we will make the PE foam to be one sheet, let's see :)

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Looks nice

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Pretty foamy keyboard.

I really feel like there isn't enough foam in your keyboard. There's only plate foam, switch foam, stabilizer foam and case foam along with foam gaskets. Have you looked into making the case and plate out of foam as well?

jesus christ
94 pieces of foam
what the ****
edit: there's 95 pieces i missed one

More foam than a dalgona coffee. I'd be curious to _hear_ a prototype though. I'd imagine it would sounds pretty flat or muted
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Offline bananathock

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jesus christ
94 pieces of foam
what the **
edit: there's 95 pieces i missed one

lol, sorry about that, we will make the PE foam to be one sheet, let's see :slight_smile:

weekends during a father and son plastic model by bandai building

dad: son, we're gonna have to delay building our master grade gundam barbatos by bandai today. i know you have been looking forward to this weekend.. you have to help me tear up these foam pieces first. it will be like our plastic plamo weekend tradition but its for my keyboard, okay? please understand..

son: i dont think they included an instruction manual for all these pieces of foam after we take them out from the runner, dad. there's just a lot of it..

dad: i know son but there's only 95 pieces.. that's not a lot compared to our master grade gundam barbatos by bandai. i think we just have to put them inside.. its supposedly going to make the keyboard sound nice.. im not sure..

son: don't you think its overkill dad?

dad: so did what gjallarhorn when they sent battalions to defeat Tekkadan. WE WATCHED THIS! you even cried! besides its what everyone is doing. it must be right. it must be right.

son: okay dad! lets do it! but why do people do it?

dad: don't question greatness okay? i'm your dad, and if i say it sounds nice.. it sounds nice.

son: okay...  :frowning: :frowning: :frowning:


Offline elisyan

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Lots of hate on the amount of foam included. It seems to be optional for the build though. Remember boys, jelly epoch came with a similar amount of foam.

Offline Evasive

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Lots of hate on the amount of foam included. It seems to be optional for the build though. Remember boys, jelly epoch came with a similar amount of foam.

No hate for foam from me. If it makes it sound better then a $600 board then I'm all for it.

Offline Michelle Obama

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it's a budget board... what methods do you guys expect to improve the concept with price in mind?

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Offline Michelle Obama

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it's a budget board... what methods do you guys expect to improve the concept with price in mind?

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they know what they're doing it's not their first project

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I need this

Offline Vintage

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Nice design! The two-tone colorways are a great addition.

Will be keeping an eye on this one. :D
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Deffos interested


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I'm very excited! GLWIC!!

Also I put it in the survey but a blue would be nice. I like green for sure though.
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Offline Ckeeb

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Re: [IC]Ginkgo65-A Minimalist Gasket Mount Alu Kit|Great Sounding|Budget Friendly
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 01 September 2021, 21:09:00 »
Lots of hate on the amount of foam included. It seems to be optional for the build though. Remember boys, jelly epoch came with a similar amount of foam.

Yes, they are optional, you can choose the foams you want.

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Re: [IC]Ginkgo65-A Minimalist Gasket Mount Alu Kit|Great Sounding|Budget Friendly
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 01 September 2021, 21:20:28 »
People looking for flex wont find it here. This is one thicc thicc foam padded boi.

It's still flex in our test, let's wait a bit for streamers too.

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Re: [IC]Ginkgo65-A Minimalist Gasket Mount Alu Kit|Great Sounding|Budget Friendly
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 02 September 2021, 16:41:48 »
I want to rub this all over my body  ^-^

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Re: [IC]Ginkgo65-A Minimalist Gasket Mount Alu Kit|Great Sounding|Budget Friendly
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 02 September 2021, 20:54:41 »
I want to rub this all over my body  ^-^

new colorway updated :)

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very interested in that black/ copper combo , GLWIC!
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The prototype board sounded pretty good on Andy's stream today!

 Any chance of a blue option (maybe with a silver or E-white bottom)?
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Offline nonstop69

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I really like the e-white/copper color. When will the GB start?

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A lot of buzzword terms shoved together into a single mess. Leaf spring ? gasket mount? PE foam?
It doesn't do it for me; no character.

In the future I may regret commenting this.

Offline Ckeeb

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I really like the e-white/copper color. When will the GB start?
Thanks. GB Date, white x Copper Proto updated

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Re: [IC]Ginkgo65- Gasket Mount Alu Kit -GB Date, Proto and Live Streaming update
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 10 September 2021, 12:40:48 »
looks rad

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Re: [IC]Ginkgo65- Gasket Mount Alu Kit -GB Date, Proto and Live Streaming update
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 11 September 2021, 15:34:40 »
edit, imgur album wasn't expanding for me
« Last Edit: Sat, 11 September 2021, 15:38:07 by TheWonderBubble »
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Re: [IC]Ginkgo65- Gasket Mount Alu Kit -GB Date, Proto and Live Streaming update
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 16 September 2021, 20:45:00 »
it would be nice if you add navy to the colors selection, also can you change the default plate or you must buy a different  plate as an addon ?
« Last Edit: Thu, 16 September 2021, 22:35:48 by DeluxeSofa »

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Re: [IC]Ginkgo65- Gasket Mount Alu Kit -GB Date, Proto and Live Streaming update
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 17 September 2021, 13:07:22 »
top bezel is so clean

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Re: [IC]Ginkgo65-A Minimalist Gasket Mount Alu Kit|Great Sounding|Budget Friendly
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 18 September 2021, 02:33:53 »
I really enjoyed the Auroras Multi-Layout Hot-Swap Option - too bad you don't support that here.
+1 for a multi-layout, hot swap PCB

Also, multi-layout is the same from IKKI68, right? (split backspace, split right shift, split left shift, split spacebars and ISO enter)

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Re: [IC]Ginkgo65-A Minimalist Gasket Mount Alu Kit|Great Sounding|Budget Friendly
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 18 September 2021, 07:15:40 »
Lots of hate on the amount of foam included. It seems to be optional for the build though. Remember boys, jelly epoch came with a similar amount of foam.

Yes, they are optional, you can choose the foams you want.

So there's a cheaper version available without the foam? Otherwise it's not optional - you have to pay for it even if you don't want it.

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Re: [IC]Ginkgo65- Gasket Mount Alu Kit -GB Date, Proto and Live Streaming update
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 04:40:58 »
Navy color pls :000
Kb look pretty nice  :cool:

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Re: [IC]Ginkgo65- Gasket Mount Alu Kit -GB Date, Proto and Live Streaming update
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 21 September 2021, 15:29:12 »
I strongly consider spending money on this. Is the included plate a multilayout plate?

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Re: [IC]Ginkgo65- Gasket Mount Alu Kit -GB Date, Proto and Live Streaming update
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 22 September 2021, 11:31:31 »
I strongly consider spending money on this. Is the included plate a multilayout plate?

Yes, there is add-on. GB is live at https://shop.wuquestudio.com/collections/ginkgo65/Ginkgo65

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Re: [IC]Ginkgo65- Gasket Mount Alu Kit - GB is LIVE
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 30 September 2021, 10:22:05 »
Which MCU does it have? Atmega32u4 or STM?

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Re: [IC]Ginkgo65- Gasket Mount Alu Kit - GB is LIVE
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 03 October 2021, 03:32:05 »
Does the Hotswap PCB comes with RGB lighting? If it does I will definitely pull the trigger  :D

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Re: [IC]Ginkgo65- Gasket Mount Alu Kit - GB is LIVE
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 10 October 2021, 18:32:36 »
Hi Everyone,

GB is live at https://shop.wuquestudio.com/collections/ginkgo65/Ginkgo65


We are glad to update our E-white x Copper prototype photos, this colorway turns out to be more brilliant than we imagine. Thank you for suggesting for us!

**Updates on Sept. 10th**
------------------------------------------------------
E-white x Copper prototype Updated Albums
Apiary's Up coming Stream later today(3 PM MDT Sep.10th, 2021)
Groupbuy Date: Sep.23th, 2021 - Oct. 10th, 2021
Vendor List:
USA: Cannon Keys
Canada: Mech.land
EU: MyKeyboard
UK: Proto[Typist]
Oceania: Daily Clack
South Korea: Monstargears
SG: IlumKB
Japan: Yushakobo
India:StacksKB
Rest of the world: Wuque Studio
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More
We have received tons of feedbacks from IC form since last week. We are glad that we can update again this week.

**Updates on Sept. 3rd**
------------------------------------------------------

E-white x Copper Colorway

Show Image


PE Foam Sheet

Show Image


**Current Streamer List**

Alexotos
Andy (10 AM PT Sep. 4th, 2021)
Apiary



------------------------------------------------------

Ever since the launch of the polycarbonate Ikki68 Aurora, we’ve been getting a lot of requests for a budget friendly, high quality gasket mounted aluminum keyboard as well. We’ve teamed up with M•ONE studio to bring a great sounding, decently flexy, CNC machined aluminum keyboard that offers a premium experience at a budget friendly price. Not before long, Ginkgo65 was born!

Show Image

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Show Image

Show Image


Image gallery
Information Page

Reddit Thread

**Ginkgo65 info**
------------------------------------------------------

* Typing angle: 7 degrees.
* Front Height: ~20mm
* Weight (unbuilt): 1.3kg or 2.87 lbs
* Plate: Leaf spring polycarbonate included in kit. FR4, Aluminum as add-ons
* Case material: 6063 grade Aluminum
* Mounting Method: Isolated Gasket Mount using PORON pads.

**PCB Specifications**

* Hot-swap PCB: Yes, single layout. 1.2mm thick, flex cuts.
* Solder PCB: Yes, multi layout. 1.2mm thick, flex cuts.
* Daughterboard: Yes, Ai03 Unified Daughterboard (Current samples ready for streamers are not, mass production DB will be Ai03 Unified ).
* QMK / VIA support: Yes.
* In-switch LEDs: Yes, 2 pin through hole.
* ESD Protection: Yes.

**Kit Contents**

* Top Case (Aluminum)
* Bottom Case (Aluminum)
* PC Plate
* Hotswap / Solder PCB with Daughterboard
* PORON gaskets
* PORON dampener between plate and PCB
* PE foam between PCB and switches
* Case foam between PCB and bottom case
* Washers
* Screws and rubber feet

**Colors**

E-white, E-white x Copper, Grey x Silver, Black x Copper, Green x Black

**Price**

$249 USD (Grey x Silver, Black x Copper, Green x Black)

$259 USD (E-white, E-white x Copper)
------------------------------------------------------

If you are interested in it please fill in IC Form or join Ginkgo discord channel.

Simple elegance was the central theme behind Gingko65. The M•ONE team kept the exterior features subtle yet interesting. A lot of effort was put into the internal structure design to make sure it offers a very pleasant typing experience and sound. Instead of experimenting with a novel idea, the team focused on making sure the tried and tested elements of a great isolation gasket mount board were implemented to perfection.

From the flex cuts on the PCB, the leaf spring tabs on the plate to the optional PE foam that's been popular of late, they’ve worked tirelessly on this keyboard for the past six months to bring you a bouncy typing experience that does not sound hollow. After many prototypes and adjustments, the design is finally complete and they are ready to show the keyboard to the world. We hope you’ll see their attention to details and craftsmanship in the final product.

Please feel free to comment and let us know your ideas too!

Hi Ckeeb,

I'm a relative newbie to mech keyboards. Just wanted to thank you and your team for this board - it looks superb, and is more affordable than most boards of this quality. If you ever repeat the GB, would it be ok to consider a one in a midnight blue/ midnight purple colour way, please? I think it might be popular - it was requested several times above. l certainly would buy one in a heartbeat in that colour. (Perhaps a combination of a midnight purple top, and silver bottom - would look gorgeous!). I think NovelKeys has a NK65 board in that colour https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/3099/8088/products/NK65_ALU_Purple_Bottom_3000x.jpg?v=1630602349

Anyway, just wanted to add my vote for a midnight purple or blue, if there is a Series 2 for Gingko65. Good luck with the GB, and thanks again for bringing out such a nice board!