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Offline Oblotzky

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[GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Nearing Completion - Update #2 out
« on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 15:50:46 »


Full info page with fluff text: https://oblotzky.industries/pages/aurora-input-series-65

Specifications
- Manufactured by Salvun in Belgium
- Material: Aluminium case, Stainless Steel weight, Brass or Aluminium plate
- Colors: Black and Silver
- Layout: 65% with both ANSI and ISO variants available
- Typing angle: 8
- Width: 314.75mm
- Depth: 110.80mm
- Height: 19.57mm (front), 35.00mm (back)
- Weight: Approximately 2.25kg, depending on configuration
- Plate mounting style: 6-point top mount leaf spring
- Interface: USB-C
- Electronics: WT65-G PCB designed by wilba.tech, QMK compatible and fully programmable with VIA configurator
- Designed by Oblotzky and Zambumon, in collaboration with Salvun and Wilba
- Comes with a EVA foam carrying case

Price for a full kit with Top and Bottom housing, weight, plate, pcb, bumpons, screws and a carrying bag
529 (479 for non-EU) with Brass plate
519 (469 for non-EU) with Aluminium plate
59 extra PCB
49 extra Brass plate
39 extra Aluminium plate

Shipping cost, worldwide via DHL Premium (an accelerated service of standard DHL, NOT DHL EXPRESS). Tracked and insured.
Germany: 5
Europe: 15
North America: 45
Asia: 45
Africa: 55
Oceania: 55
Central and South America: 55

How to enter
Prepare for the raffle:
- Step 1: Join the Koi Raffle Discord Server (https://discord.gg/yxqVMrw)
- Step 2: Verify your account on the Discord server by following the instructions in the #registration channel
- Step 3: Go to the Koi Raffle Website (https://www.koi-raffle.com/) and authorize with your Discord account

The raffle will open on November 23rd 2020 at 6pm CET (9am PST) and remain available for 12 hours. Once the raffle is closed, 200 winners will be randomly selected from the entries and receive their invoices before the end of the week. The invoice will be sent to the E-Mail of your Discord account that you can see on the koi raffle website, but you will then be able to use the link in the E-Mail to check out with your account on the store (https://oblotzky.industries/). Invoices will go out in waves. You will have 48 hours to pay your invoice, if you miss to do so, a new winner will be selected for the slot.

There are 200 units available through the raffle.
Methods of payment include Credit Cards and PayPal. Check my store at oblotzky.industries for more payment methods.
Ships from Germany on or before July 31st 2021.

Rules
In the raffle form, you will be asked if your keyboard will ship to the EU or not. Answer this correctly, if you select No and then end up placing your order for example to France, your order will be canceled and your spot is lost. This is to determine if I need to charge VAT or not. For now, UK still pays VAT! So answer yes if you are from the UK.
Only enter once, and do not enter for another person.
Slots are not transferable. You can forfeit it, and a new winner will be selected.



















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« Last Edit: Wed, 23 June 2021, 15:40:36 by Oblotzky »

Offline bisoromi

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Raffle November 23rd
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 16:36:40 »
Reserved
(credits to Kokaloo)

Offline SolidCactus

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Raffle November 23rd
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 16:36:51 »
Awesome board! I'm ready for that L!

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Raffle November 23rd
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 17:24:46 »
Big yes

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Raffle November 23rd
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 18:17:56 »
Good luck to everyone going for the board.

Offline Oblotzky

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Raffle November 23rd
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 19:34:00 »
Added shipping cost to first post

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Shipping cost, worldwide via DHL Premium (an accelerated service of standard DHL, NOT DHL EXPRESS). Tracked and insured.
Germany: 5
Europe: 15
North America: 45
Asia: 45
Africa: 55
Oceania: 55
Central and South America: 55
« Last Edit: Sun, 22 November 2020, 19:44:21 by Oblotzky »

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Raffle November 23rd
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 23:54:59 »
Good luck everyone! Can't wait to lose :(

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Raffle November 23rd
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 00:16:32 »
Good luck everyone!!

Offline Oblotzky

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Raffle November 23rd
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 11:07:24 »
While the raffle would be live now, we are experiencing slight technical difficulties. Please hold on a moment until it has been resolved. Thanks. Resolved :)

All entries were reset during the fix, please enter again if you did enter before. The main page should look like this if your entry is registered:

« Last Edit: Mon, 23 November 2020, 13:37:53 by Oblotzky »

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Raffle November 23rd
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 23:38:14 »
Time to start watching those inboxes :) 

Good luck to everyone. 

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Raffle November 23rd
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 19:38:52 »
So, have invoices gone out?

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Raffle November 23rd
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 20:00:05 »

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Raffle November 23rd
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 20:39:02 »
So, have invoices gone out?

You should join his discord, there is a link on the product page at the bottom.  As of now, when I write this, there are still some invoices for non-EU purchases that he is working on.  So if you are not in the EU, yes, there is still a chance you will get a spot.  I think he's close to finished, though.

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Raffle November 23rd
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 21:20:36 »
Score, got an invoice! Wonder how many people entered the raffle? At first I thought that it was 7,000 based on the koi raffle system but I'm assuming that's for multiple different raffles (ie. including the Bauer as well)
« Last Edit: Tue, 24 November 2020, 21:23:18 by bball2 »

Offline Lufenia

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Raffle November 23rd
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 23:35:53 »
Look at that Allstar lineup, Zambumon, Oblotzky, Wilba and Salvun.

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Raffle November 23rd
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 00:14:12 »
From the discord newsroom channel:

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All initial 200 invoices for the Aurora Input Series 65 have been sent out! Please check your spam/social/ads folders to be sure not to miss it if you got one. Please verify the contents of the invoice, and pay if you're happy with them. Simply reply to the E-Mail if you believe there to be an error, or you want to adjust colors/extras AND WAIT WITH PAYING UNTIL I HAVE MADE THE CHANGES.

You have 48 hours to pay the invoice from when you received it, after that I will re-raffle the spot. If you chose not to take the spot at all, please reply to the E-Mail so that I can re-raffle it ASAP.

So, if you don't have an email, you didn't win a spot.  However, a few spots will open up in the next 48 hours.

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Raffle November 23rd
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 19:15:14 »
I sent out the final batch of re-raffled invoices on Friday, which run out Sunday night. Part quantities are then finalized and submitted to begin the manufacturing process. Thanks to everyone that joined the raffle! I intend to do another round in the future, so if you didn't get an invoice, this wasn't the last chance to get a board.

Offline marre259

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - finalizing orders
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 05:59:19 »
Sad I missed this hopefully there will be more variations and R2!

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - finalizing orders
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 18 January 2021, 06:19:22 »
Guten Tag!

Material has started to arrive at Salvun's workshop! This picture shows about 15% of the entire amount that will be used to fulfill this GB.

PCB's have been ordered and paid for about 3 weeks ago, they should be done before Chinese New Year.

Plates are currently being ordered, Zambumon played around with the files a bit more to fine tune stuff.

The carrying bags have been ordered when the Dixie bag buy closed, I think they will also be done before CNY and then ship to me via train.

So far so good!


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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - In Production
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 07:44:55 »
PCB's have arrived

Plates are scheduled to ship out in about one month

Carrying bags have shipped out, pending arrival

Cases will soon start going to the anodizer, weights are also being worked on

Here's some pictures of the final pre-production units after we tried a second anodizer who will now be doing all of the boards. Outside screws will be included in both silver and black so you can pick what you prefer.

The stainless steel weights will only be beadblasted on the outside surfaces as finishing the inside area would triple work hours on that part.




















Offline Lufenia

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - In Production
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 14 March 2021, 09:04:14 »
How is the GB advancing so quickly? Did you guys order all the materials before the GB ran?

This is exciting.

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - In Production
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 14:25:20 »
thx for update mr Oblo
Tell me why...

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - In Production
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 15:20:24 »
Thanks for the update!

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - In Production
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 20:30:20 »
Still big sad I took an L on this. Looks so nice!

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - In Production
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 15:40:11 »
Update #2

significant progress has been made for this project, so I am sharing some information today. Salvun has completed the machining of the top and bottom case parts a few weeks ago and sent them to the anodizer. We expect that anodization and the following QC will be done in the second half of July. Weights have also been completed and are now being bead blasted while the aluminium parts are going through anodization. We estimate that I will be receiving the order by the end of July so that I can start fulfilling orders.


The plates have been received, QC'd and approved.


The carrying bags have also arrived! They are identical to the Dixie Keyboard bags that I offered late last year (and are currently in stock!) in terms of specifications, the branding is different as you can see :)


I have used the newly arrived plates to build up the two pre-production units that I showed off in the previous update. Both ANSI and ISO are working great!





That's it for today, I will update when we get close to fulfillment. In that likely final update there will be the chance given to change the address if necessary.

As usual, take care and best of health,

- Oblotzky
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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Nearing Completion - Update #2 out
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 21:05:57 »
Dope, thanks for the update!  :thumb:

Offline Diggidy

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Nearing Completion - Update #2 out
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 06:40:48 »
Still so bummed I lost out on this board. Looking great!

Offline lac29

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Nearing Completion - Update #2 out
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 18:34:59 »
I'm very much looking forward to R2 of this one. This somehow went under the radar imo of most ppl.

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Re: [GB] Aurora Input Series 65 - Nearing Completion - Update #2 out
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 14 July 2021, 01:37:35 »
I'm very much looking forward to R2 of this one. This somehow went under the radar imo of most ppl.

it won't happen for a while. they want to run other form factors first (60%, i think 1800 was mentioned, etc). an r2 is probably more than a year and half away
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