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Offline Thebloodyez

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[IC] 70o - WKLFRL GB date: 25th May 2023
« on: Fri, 06 January 2023, 09:04:31 »
70O fixed wkl frl

[Introduction]

Update:
GB dates: 25th May to 15th June, $420 / AED ~1,542.32 FCFS @ https://sandkeys.me/
ETA for Shipping: Q4 2023


GB Post: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=120383.0

Hi geekhack i am but a small designer from MENA and this is my first keyboard project\design, FRL fixed wkl rectangle using sandwich mount and leaf spring.
The rectangle details below as following:

[Specs]

Case:
- layout: 7.5 degree 70% FRL WKL.
- W: 356.613  mm * L: 121.55mm .
- Front H: 19.36 mm, Back H: 31.97 mm.
- Mount: leaf-spring sandwich mount.
- Internal brass weight.
- Plate to top case: 7.8 mm.
- Alignment pillars total of 4.
- Rubber feets akb specs.

Plate:
- Leaf-spring anodized aluminum plate.
- Thickness: 1.5 mm.

PCB:
- Fixed wkl.
- Thickness: 1.2 mm.
- Soldered only.
- PCB layout support: 10U spacebar, split back, ISO enter,
1.25U left shift and 1.75U right shift. caps_lock and scroll_lock indicator.
- Firmware: QMK, VIA and Vial.
- Support Mx and Alps.



[Internals]



[Prototypes Pictures]

V1:









Notes: The V1 had spacing issues and its been fixed in V2 also the sides changed from 8mm to 4mm

V2:










Albums:

https://imgur.com/a/ah2M97V
https://imgur.com/a/IXaPvPQ
https://imgur.com/a/OpMTofU

Sound test by Baul:
https://clips.twitch.tv/BashfulPolishedPelicanHeyGuys-CFRqQm9D88i4QHz8

Build by Lightningkeyboards:

Sound test by Lightningkeyboards:

[Sales Format]

FCFS 420 USD - 50 moq and sales will be conducted through sandkeys.me

- Case colors: Silver, Black, Bright red and Navy.
- Plate colors: Silver, Red and Black.

Whats included:
- Aluminum wkl top & bottom case.
- Anodized aluminum plate.
- Internal brass weight.
- Soldered pcb.
- UDB (universal daughter board) with JST cable
- Screws (extra included).
- Stabilizer shims.
- Hard carrying case.


[Special Thanks]

Special thanks to MENA server members and specially :
- infected for encouragement.
- Bababaul for helping me a lot in case and pcb design notes.
- Racan for making discord thread possible.
- All others sorry if I forget to mention you but really appreciate the inputs.

Thanks for keyboard atelier server members help specially:
- ciplout for encouraging me designing my own pcb.
- mini, fig, hiney, 4pple and quark for helping troubleshoot pcb design.
- Maelk for help with the pcb.
- Blacksimon science sheet helped me a lot in brainstorming.
- Dark & Wilba.


[FAQ]

More
- Nothing to see here blacksimon... move along.

And thank you for your interest  :thumb:.
« Last Edit: Fri, 26 May 2023, 07:36:22 by Thebloodyez »

Offline Thebloodyez

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Re: 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 06 January 2023, 09:05:05 »
Update:

Added:
IC Form
Before heading to GB  :p.

19/4/2023: Lightningkeyboards stream build (Above sales format)
25/4/2023: The UDB cutout has been flipped and updated for production run.

GB date potentially 25th May 2023. International.
« Last Edit: Tue, 25 April 2023, 05:14:14 by Thebloodyez »

Offline SolidCactus

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 06 January 2023, 09:15:45 »
That blue is sensational!

What is the firmware on the PCB?

Any chance of a WK version please

Offline nostr

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 06 January 2023, 09:27:25 »
Absolutely gorgeous

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 06 January 2023, 09:36:31 »
917 but better

Love the pcb
FRL good

Love the blue as well - what's the chip code, or is it a stock color?
treeleaf64: https://discord.gg/rbUjtsRG6P

This is the cat and pat!!!!!!!!

Offline paulgali

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 06 January 2023, 10:05:35 »
I've had the pleasure of testing out v1. Honestly, its very nice. V2 should be a little softer (it wasnt a massive issue with v1) but Yez knows exactly what he wants, I can't wait to get my hands on v2.
« Last Edit: Fri, 06 January 2023, 10:07:57 by paulgali »

Offline Thebloodyez

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 06 January 2023, 11:40:57 »
That blue is sensational!

What is the firmware on the PCB?

Any chance of a WK version please
Thank you for your interest.

PCB will support qmk and i am working on via and vial support too.
as for the wk there is no plans for this run unfortunately.
« Last Edit: Fri, 06 January 2023, 11:44:00 by Thebloodyez »

Offline Thebloodyez

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 06 January 2023, 11:45:55 »
917 but better

Love the pcb
FRL good

Love the blue as well - what's the chip code, or is it a stock color?


Hi treeleaf thank you for your interest and your kind word.
chip has been sent to you  :thumb:

Offline Thebloodyez

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 06 January 2023, 11:47:34 »
I've had the pleasure of testing out v1. Honestly, its very nice. V2 should be a little softer (it wasnt a massive issue with v1) but Yez knows exactly what he wants, I can't wait to get my hands on v2.

Thank paul for your support i am really glad you liked it!.

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 06 January 2023, 16:57:01 »
TKL FRL WKL good.

However, havenít been a big sandwich fan - so far.  :-[

Offline tariqalr

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 06 January 2023, 16:58:25 »
very nice, i like

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 07 January 2023, 02:43:16 »
This sounded sick af on baba's stream. GLWIC  :p
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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 09 January 2023, 22:09:54 »
Hey! This looks great! Definitely peaked my interest. GLWIC ^-^

Offline Thebloodyez

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 16 January 2023, 04:52:26 »
This sounded sick af on baba's stream. GLWIC  :p

Thanks ankit really appreciate the kind words

Offline Thebloodyez

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 16 January 2023, 05:00:01 »
TKL FRL WKL good.

However, havenít been a big sandwich fan - so far.  :-[

Thank your for your interest. maybe you should try this one out  ;D

Offline Thebloodyez

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 16 January 2023, 05:01:44 »
Hey! This looks great! Definitely peaked my interest. GLWIC ^-^

Thank you for interesting in this project really appreciate the kind words  ;D.

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 16 January 2023, 13:08:54 »
hi! cool cutout for the port :cool:

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 17 February 2023, 02:58:38 »
love this! hope to grab one if it runs, is there an IC form by any chance or is everything confirmed? - GLWIC

Offline Thebloodyez

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 03 March 2023, 10:23:32 »
Hello Dunne, Everything is confirmed design wise.

Offline Thebloodyez

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 19 April 2023, 14:08:14 »
Thank you Toptiginn glad u liked it  ;D

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 26 April 2023, 13:36:47 »
I would kill to get one of this. Sandwich mount is the best  :p Can't wait for the sale to happen.

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 29 April 2023, 13:10:22 »
Looks very promising

Offline Thebloodyez

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Re: [IC] 70o - WKLFRL GB date: 25th May 2023
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 22 May 2023, 07:59:25 »
Thank you guys for you interest in this project. The GB date has been posted in title and in introduction section.