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[IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 20:57:02 »

Iskar
"Never let a human do a machine's job"


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Features

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Bold
Iskar features a one-of-a-kind bold, mirror-polished rim. The modular nature of the rim allows for easy matching with keysets.





Customizable
Multiple weight, rim, weight and sound dampening options allow for hundreds of possible combinations.





Accessible
NOTE: This render shows south facing switches. The real board will feature north facing switches for compatibility. The Iskar will feature a multi-layout hotswap PCB for easy installation and even more options. Further, Iskar is able to be programmable via (pun intended) the VIA software.





Comfortable
A gasket mount design allows for increased bounciness and also helps to create a more poppy sound. Flex cuts on the PCB and a neutral 7 degree typing angle allows for a bouncy and comfortable typing experience. Multiple plate options ensure a comfortable configuration to each user's preferences.




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Iskar Specs:
Case Material: Aluminum
Plate Material: PC, Aluminum, +TBD
Typing Angle: 7 Degrees
PCB: QMK Compatible, Per-Switch RGB, Hotswap. Designed by DrewKeys
Colors: TBD
Price: TBD, around $500
Dampening: Foam Between PCB and Plate, Case Foam.
GB Cap: TBD
Timeline: R1 Prototype Finished. R2 in progress.
GB Location: Bitmap Studio storefront (bitmapstudio.xyz).
Details missing (internal renders, PCB photos)? This is likely because more prototyping is needed to come to a final conclusion and so I can release official renders. Questions? Join our Discord Server

I would like to extend a special thanks to Randyland members for providing countless amounts of help and ideas. Renders by the talented @Ramnairvisuals and trailer by the people over at 23rdC


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Offline Bitmxp

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:00:57 »
Prototype #1 Photos



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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:01:02 »
pretty cool
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Offline Ihso

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:01:25 »
lets gooo

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:03:36 »
Lets ****ing go!!!!!

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:04:13 »
sheeesh can i get one

Offline Techdude594

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:04:37 »
Finally! This looks amazing POG ;D

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:05:39 »
that video ad is next level... looking good!
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Offline Zyros

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:07:51 »
It's about time, the board looks stunning!

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:08:21 »
Looks nice, good variety in colors as well :)

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:08:59 »
The side curve looks really nice. GLWIC

Offline Hellenic94

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:09:39 »
Love this! Cop cop cop!

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:12:03 »
Maybe I am missing it, but what is the mounting on this, gasket strips?
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:13:58 »
Maybe I am missing it, but what is the mounting on this, gasket strips?

More details will be released as I finalize the design internally with prototypes.

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:27:59 »
Hi. Whatís the front height?

Offline eibbun

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:29:14 »
oh im in! hoping for some new case colors since i already have 2 alpines

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 22:05:41 »
Very simple yet elegant

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 22:09:44 »
yessir

Offline UswordM

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 22:25:50 »
The design of the keeb is great! Definitely on board for this

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 22:47:15 »
Def a segsy one

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 23:27:07 »
Sheeeeeeeeeeesh

Got an alpine. Absolutely going in for the sequel. Bitmap 4 ever


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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 03:12:04 »
the modular frame is soooo goodloking  :eek:

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 03:45:14 »
Not my preferred style of keyboard (I tend to like simpler designs) but this looks extremely good and I want one.

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 04:27:32 »
Great work! Looking forward to this!

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 04:29:47 »
Not a big fan of 65% without cluster separation, but I must admit that this is a sexy keeb!
The fact that is so customizable and has ISO hotswap might push me in  :p

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 11:05:35 »
Love the weight design and interchangeable rims, looks stunning!

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 13:16:41 »
Looks really great !! Def picking one up!

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 15:28:18 »
Great looking board! Iím in

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 16:08:35 »
Very nice :thumb: Intersted.
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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 22:15:05 »
nice board! is it a top mount board tho?
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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 23:21:32 »
Really nice!

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 06:08:03 »
nice.

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 06:19:21 »
Wow I canít wait to see the [REDACTED] with [REDACTED] that goes into the [REDACTED] ;)

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 06:22:23 »
Also that IC form got me dead

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 06:23:22 »
North facing switches? $500 keyboard but canít put my gmk sets on it? That would be a shame.

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 10:41:53 »
North facing switches? $500 keyboard but canít put my gmk sets on it? That would be a shame.

This render is inaccurate. Switches are south facing.

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 05 June 2021, 10:42:35 »
nice board! is it a top mount board tho?
Gasket Mount.

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 10:37:29 »
I have questions:


Can we see the PCB with flex cuts?
Can we see the mounting for more than 0.125 seconds on the video, perhaps in a picture?

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 10:38:13 »
I have questions:


Can we see the PCB with flex cuts?
Can we see the mounting for more than 0.125 seconds on the video, perhaps in a picture?
How does this have internal dampening when you do not even have a prototype to determine the sound of the keyboard?

deez nuts?

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 10:38:52 »
North facing switches? $500 keyboard but canít put my gmk sets on it? That would be a shame.
Doesn't that just mean the LEDs are at the top? Why would that make it incompatible with your keycaps?

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 10:41:44 »
North facing switches? $500 keyboard but canít put my gmk sets on it? That would be a shame.
Doesn't that just mean the LEDs are at the top? Why would that make it incompatible with your keycaps?

Because the top housings will collide with cherry profile keycaps

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« Reply #41 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 10:49:35 »
North facing switches? $500 keyboard but can’t put my gmk sets on it? That would be a shame.
Doesn't that just mean the LEDs are at the top? Why would that make it incompatible with your keycaps?

Because the top housings will collide with cherry profile keycaps

1. Most people don't use LEDs in their custom builds these days...
2. If you choose to use them, if you use the correct LEDs they can work just fine.

Here you can see my COD67 with north facing LEDs and very shiny GMK caps (ignore the dust pls).



Works just find as you can see here:

« Last Edit: Sun, 06 June 2021, 10:51:18 by Visionaire »

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 12:23:38 »
Really love the clean lines on this, look forward to seeing the GB!

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 13:00:42 »
I have questions:


Can we see the PCB with flex cuts?
Can we see the mounting for more than 0.125 seconds on the video, perhaps in a picture?

1 - Yes - I have waited to post an image of the PCB with flex cuts until after I get a prototype in order to minimize confusions if any changes need to be made.

2 - As for mounting, the same idea. I will be updating the IC with full exploded view renders as well as pictures of each individual part after the second prototype to make sure that the design that is posted is finalized. The purpose of the IC at this point in time is to check the general interest for the external appearance and proposed features of the board.
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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 06 June 2021, 13:01:28 »
North facing switches? $500 keyboard but canít put my gmk sets on it? That would be a shame.
Doesn't that just mean the LEDs are at the top? Why would that make it incompatible with your keycaps?

Because the top housings will collide with cherry profile keycaps

Thank you for your input! I really appreciate it.

1. Most people don't use LEDs in their custom builds these days...
2. If you choose to use them, if you use the correct LEDs they can work just fine.

Here you can see my COD67 with north facing LEDs and very shiny GMK caps (ignore the dust pls).

Show Image


Works just find as you can see here:


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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 00:56:49 »
Excited for this board!! Alpine is the best board i have right now and would expect nothing less for the next Bitmap Studios Board!!! Sending love <3

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 01:06:41 »
For what it's worth, I also ran into issues on R2 Cherry keycaps (QWERTYUIOP) hitting the switch housing on downstroke when using north-facing LED switches. It would hit the switch causing an unpleasantly thin clack, even without LEDs installed.

here's a reproduction of what it is like - the cap hits the switch before the stem bottoms out:

https://imgur.com/a/k9xu8Me (turn sound on)
 
edit: i now see that the render was just incorrect, but still worth noting that north facing switches did cause some issues with my GMK sets (namely R2)
« Last Edit: Mon, 07 June 2021, 01:09:26 by Ustinj »

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 13:39:07 »
For what it's worth, I also ran into issues on R2 Cherry keycaps (QWERTYUIOP) hitting the switch housing on downstroke when using north-facing LED switches. It would hit the switch causing an unpleasantly thin clack, even without LEDs installed.

here's a reproduction of what it is like - the cap hits the switch before the stem bottoms out:

https://imgur.com/a/k9xu8Me (turn sound on)
 
edit: i now see that the render was just incorrect, but still worth noting that north facing switches did cause some issues with my GMK sets (namely R2)
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Thank you for your input regardless!

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 17:24:07 »
Definitely keeping an eye on this one.

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Re: [IC] Iskar - 65% Keyboard from Bitmap Studio
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 11:47:53 »
PCB Rough Renders