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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #50 on: Wed, 28 October 2020, 08:24:55 »
I find it harder and harder to be excited for sub 500 FCFS, lol.

I am thinking of upping it. This seems to have a lot more interest than my previous GB.
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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #51 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 10:58:35 »
Really nice looking piece. Any chance for split backspace support? glwic!

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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #52 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 12:05:47 »
Really nice looking piece. Any chance for split backspace support? glwic!

Split backspace unfortunately isn't going to happen, just too tight with sockets but split spacebar is likely to happen. Will release plate files though if anybody want's to build their own.

Split backspace is going to be on the soldered board option.
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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #53 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 19:21:01 »
Very good design! I like it

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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #54 on: Tue, 10 November 2020, 20:41:10 »
Packaging is coming along nicely. Should have some updates on the full prototype in a handful of weeks. Discord has a video of packaging showing inside as well.

« Last Edit: Tue, 10 November 2020, 21:10:49 by MechMountain »

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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #55 on: Tue, 10 November 2020, 21:02:02 »
I like this, but I'm sad to hear that split backspace support is out of the question. That kills it for me, unfortunately.

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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #56 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 16:41:36 »
Yeah, if it was soldered I would definitely support more layouts like split backspace. Unfortunate it's so hard to do with hotswap. There's definitely a market in my opinion for a new type of hotswap socket that's more compact. I've seen some new stuff out there but nothing I'd trust yet.

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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #57 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 03:14:53 »
I really like this design! I probably won't be able to get it but I'd love to see how they turn out

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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #58 on: Wed, 13 January 2021, 14:45:04 »
Dang, Current. I managed to ignore this board for almost 3 months. Then I made the mistake of looking at the Noire example on your Discord. The sculpting is :thumb:

 

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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 00:10:48 »
I finally have a Dolores prototype in hand! Sending it off to get Cerakoted with some of the Hatchet-01s that are coming in for production.

Put a handful of switches in, and it feels absolutely incredible. Once PCBs are in, I'll be able to test whether my FEA efforts were worthwhile.

In other news, I am considering offering custom Pantone matching with enamel paint. This option would be an almost commission level of effort per board and be much higher priced than the Cerakote. That said, I would like to offer the service during a GB run to keep costs outside the stratosphere compared to standard commissions. Let me know your thoughts!





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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 00:52:54 »
Do you have any higher res photos of the prototype?  These are kinda small, hard to make out details.

I see them in discord  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 10:45:45 »
Really nice looking piece. Any chance for split backspace support? glwic!

So we are now going to have two different PCB options. One hotswap with a standard ANSI layout and plate. The second will be a soldered board with split backspace, split spacebar, ISO, etc below:


 

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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #62 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 11:25:30 »
Really great work so far! Really excited for GB!

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« Reply #63 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 12:27:05 »
It is a very good looking little board.  Nice work.  The cream and black has a retro feeling that would suit GMK Noire very well.
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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #64 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 13:37:43 »
EEEEEK all the colours!!! <3 :eek: Love it!

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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #65 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 14:17:05 »
Just when I think I can ignore this board, or more accurately my wallet can, there's something to pull me in. This time it's the split space bar.  :thumb:

So we are now going to have two different PCB options. One hotswap with a standard ANSI layout and plate. The second will be a soldered board with split backspace, split spacebar, ISO, etc below:

FWIW, my interest is in Cerakote. The Pantone matching sounds amazing but I choose to unleash my OCD tendencies in other ways.  :D

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« Reply #66 on: Sat, 13 March 2021, 03:50:13 »
Very cool design! Looking forward to this!

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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #67 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 00:25:44 »
Very interested! Like others have said, it's good to see some variation in design and not like all the other similar looking custom boards out. Is there a rough GB date at all? Good luck with the IC!

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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #68 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 05:56:02 »
Interested.

The color combinations shown in the renders are so nice, it is hard to decide which to choose.

Can you add the cerakote color names next to the renders?
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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #69 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 11:47:37 »
Very interested! Like others have said, it's good to see some variation in design and not like all the other similar looking custom boards out. Is there a rough GB date at all? Good luck with the IC!

Still working on the final date. Waiting on some quality checks and to get my previous GB fully shipped.

Interested.

The color combinations shown in the renders are so nice, it is hard to decide which to choose.

Can you add the cerakote color names next to the renders?

So a lot of the renders have custom colors. I may offer that as an option but am testing the painting method/supplier and durability now.

I will have a color configurator for the standard Cerakote options on currentkeyboards.com within the week though.

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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #70 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 13:24:14 »
Is there a way to match pantone colors with the cerakote colors? Close enough is close enough ;)

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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #71 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 16:19:51 »
Is there a way to match pantone colors with the cerakote colors? Close enough is close enough ;)

Not with Cerakote. I'm working with a paint supplier that does Pantone matching though and trying the durability out this week vs Cerakote. It would also be an expensive option over the Cerakote.

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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #72 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 10:10:19 »
innovative design!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #73 on: Wed, 17 March 2021, 22:06:48 »
YES

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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #74 on: Wed, 17 March 2021, 23:28:00 »
It's been a bit since I looked at this IC. The style of the board is excellent. Colors are an added bonus. Good design and great color options. What more could you ask for?

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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #75 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 19:30:07 »

Color configurator for Dolores is live.
https://currentkeyboards.com/configurator


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Re: [IC] Dolores - Gasket Mount w/ Color Configurations
« Reply #76 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 13:09:42 »
Very nice.

In an earlier post you mentioned you are testing with a different coating for Pantone matching. Do you already have any results?

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Re: [IC] Dolores - Gasket Mount w/ Color Configurations
« Reply #77 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 13:52:44 »
Very nice.

In an earlier post you mentioned you are testing with a different coating for Pantone matching. Do you already have any results?


Been testing with an aluminum etch primer and getting good results. It's durable enough but the application is pretty tough to get perfect. I may offer it on a commission basis for now since they will require a lot of attention.

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Re: [IC] Dolores - Gasket Mount w/ Color Configurations
« Reply #78 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 00:09:52 »
wow that proto is looking really good! Color configurator is great too.

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Re: [IC] Dolores - Gasket Mount w/ Color Configurations
« Reply #79 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 00:37:38 »
watching.. is there any hint on expected price yet??

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Re: [IC] Dolores - Gasket Mount w/ Color Configurations
« Reply #80 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 23:18:14 »
wow that proto is looking really good! Color configurator is great too.

Thanks.

watching.. is there any hint on expected price yet??

It will be pricey. Lots of curves means an unhappy CNC machine.

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Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
« Reply #81 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 23:46:06 »
Dang, Current. I managed to ignore this board for almost 3 months. Then I made the mistake of looking at the Noire example on your Discord. The sculpting is :thumb:

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This colorway and similar Grey/Black look really fantastic.

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Re: [IC] Dolores - Gasket Mount w/ Color Configurations
« Reply #82 on: Tue, 04 May 2021, 18:52:15 »
Is there a chance for ALPs support on the pcb? I would instantly buy this if that is the case.
Great job on the design, looks super classy and modern. Love it!

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Re: [IC] Dolores - Gasket Mount w/ Color Configurations
« Reply #83 on: Wed, 05 May 2021, 19:01:41 »
Is there a chance for ALPs support on the pcb? I would instantly buy this if that is the case.
Great job on the design, looks super classy and modern. Love it!

Unfortunately no Alps support on this PCB.

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Re: [IC] Dolores - Gasket Mount w/ Color Configurations
« Reply #84 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 21:33:34 »
Hi all, quick updates. Things will be moving faster now.

My previous GB took longer than expected to work out Cerakoting and getting that process down. Looking good now.

Soldered PCB is done and tested. Works fantastically. Hotswap is in progress.

I have had a lot of requests to offer a beige similar to the Noire render I have. Debating a couple of colors and will announce soon. Find me on our Discord if you have strong opinions on which beige.

More to come soon! Please follow the Discord and/or our email list at currentkeyboards.com as these will have the first heads up for the GB launch.

Thanks for everybody's support. Been really fun developing this board.




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Re: [IC] Dolores - Gasket Mount w/ Color Configurations
« Reply #85 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 19:59:50 »
Hi all,

We will be giving away a custom-built prototype matched to GMK Pulse. Comes with a soldered PCB, AL and FR4 plates, Durock stabs, Cream switches and, GMK pulse keycaps.

More photos coming of the new prototypes we just got back from the Cerakoter as well. Should have a launch date soon!

Details will be announced via Discord and will be the first place to hear about this raffle and get a jump on the Dolores Groupbuy:
https://discord.gg/waX25Nf5qw