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Title: [IC] Slice, QMK Cleared, GB Live Now
Post by: 2Moons on Fri, 31 January 2020, 09:49:57
Group Buy Thread:https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=105390.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=105390.0)

Availability: https://www.basekeys.com/shop/ (https://www.basekeys.com/shop/)

Interested in a slice? Contact: https://www.basekeys.com/contact
Meet Slice
60 Percent Split Keyboard by 2Moons


The Alice has been split.

(https://i.imgur.com/mN4ycEk.jpg)

Affordable and Beautiful

Designed to be elegant, yet cost effective. This is a true DIY keyboard but uses nearly all SMD components. Even the RGB version which includes dual OLED displays and is based on the Corne, uses mainly surface mount components. Initially in acrylic and stainless steel, the curves give it style, the build makes it a challenge, and the parts make it affordable for anyone. Though not ground breaking initially, upgrades have been made. The non-RGB version is simple and easy to build.


Specifications
Plate: 3mm Acrylic
PCB: Soldered (non-hotswap), powered by 2 Pro micro controllers.
Alpha Key Angle: 8 degrees
Key Count: 74 keys

Layouts supported:
(https://i.imgur.com/ZmjxzhS.jpg)

Unit Quantity: 30 Units
Price: To be announced
Vendors: basekeys.com

Included Items:
PCB x2 (White or Blue)
3mm acrylic top plates x2
3mm acrylic bottom plates x2
Pro micro x2
M2 Spacer x20
M2 screws x40
Diode x75
TRRS Jack x2
Reset Switch x2
TRRS Cable x1 (white)
15% off Coupon to Zap cables for a custom TRRS Cable


Current Status:

QMK Completed.

Group Buy Date: 4/1/2020
Price: ¥13,000 Shipped

About the Designer:
I am a keyboard enthusiast living in Japan who also has a passion for split keyboards.
Title: Re: [IC] Alice Split 60
Post by: 2Moons on Fri, 31 January 2020, 09:54:52
Slice RGB

(https://i.imgur.com/cz8Y6pF.jpg)

Specifications
Plate: 3mm Acrylic
PCB: Soldered (non-hotswap), powered by 2 Pro micro controllers.
Alpha Key Angle: 8 degrees
Key Count: 71 keys

Layouts supported:
(https://i.imgur.com/L1JevPy.jpg)

Unit Quantity: 30 Units
Price: To be announced
Vendors: TBA or booth.pm/en

Included Items:
PCB x2 (White or Blue)
3mm acrylic top plates x2
3mm acrylic bottom plates x2
Pro micro x2
OLED x2
YS-SK6812MINI-E LED x71
M2 Spacer x20
M2 screws x40
Diode x71
0.1uF x37
510 Ohm x2
TRRS Jack x2
Reset Switch x2
TRRS Cable x1 (white)
15% off Coupon to Zap cables for a custom TRRS Cable


Current Status:

QMK Completed.

Group Buy Date: 4/1/2020
Price: ¥20,000 Shipped

Title: Re: [IC] Alice Split 60
Post by: tex_live_utility on Fri, 31 January 2020, 09:55:35
I really like this idea, but I think you should consider changing the name. It's not even like a pun on Alice, it's literally just Alice.
Title: Re: [IC] Alice Split 60
Post by: 2Moons on Fri, 31 January 2020, 10:04:25
I really like this idea, but I think you should consider changing the name. It's not even like a pun on Alice, it's literally just Alice.

I honestly didn't know what to call it initially so I used my wife's name instead. I'm totally open to names. I thought of Alice as a type of keyboard and not a specific keyboard in and of itself so I figured I would just call it that.
Title: Re: [IC] Alice Split 60
Post by: heyjaykay on Fri, 31 January 2020, 10:04:45
I really like this idea, but I think you should consider changing the name. It's not even like a pun on Alice, it's literally just Alice.

How about... Slice
Title: Re: [IC] Alice Split 60
Post by: 2Moons on Fri, 31 January 2020, 10:08:07
I really like this idea, but I think you should consider changing the name. It's not even like a pun on Alice, it's literally just Alice.

How about... Slice

That's actually a cool name.
Title: Re: [IC] Alice Split 60
Post by: wixxzblu on Fri, 31 January 2020, 10:10:33
I agree that Slice is a good name
Title: Re: [IC] Alice Split 60
Post by: ThePanduuh on Fri, 31 January 2020, 10:27:12
I like slice.
can possibly mix in 'the best thing since sliced bread.'
Title: Re: [IC] Alice Split 60
Post by: KingOfMemes on Fri, 31 January 2020, 10:31:19
Are you considering adding a right side 'B'?
Title: Re: [IC] Alice Split 60
Post by: 2Moons on Fri, 31 January 2020, 10:33:03
Are you considering adding a right side 'B'?

Right side B has been added to both the regular and RGB/OLED version of the designs. Rev1 will include the right side B.
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: AegisAndAtrophy on Fri, 31 January 2020, 10:49:23
My morning showerthought today was that the next iteration on the Alice design should be a split, and here we are. Interested in seeing how this progresses.
Title: Re: [IC] Alice Split 60
Post by: 2Moons on Fri, 31 January 2020, 11:20:31
I like slice.
can possibly mix in 'the best thing since sliced bread.'

This will be etched into the back of the right side board now. Also looking for more quotes. :)
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: catamscott on Fri, 31 January 2020, 14:18:19
very interested, have really been wanting to build another split keyboard and this looks really slick.
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: Tymm0 on Fri, 31 January 2020, 16:12:07
Slice is the perfect name for this. Id like to see what case options there are for this it is a great idea!
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: helborne on Fri, 31 January 2020, 16:57:03
Yeah dude, in! I like the rename
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: abbabon on Sat, 08 February 2020, 14:03:04
I'm in.
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: kindakeyboards on Sun, 09 February 2020, 08:51:32
damn
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: nicole_loke_richards on Mon, 10 February 2020, 04:44:55
Yes, I like this! I want to build a split keyboard that in this kind of staggered layout so this is perfect!


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Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: 2Moons on Mon, 10 February 2020, 05:39:21
Update:

Thank you so much everyone. Google form has been added. New pics of black acrylic but let me know what colors you would like to see. Layout picture has also been adjusted. Questions about layout in the google form.
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: nathanchere on Mon, 10 February 2020, 09:39:03
Update:

Thank you so much everyone. Google form has been added. New pics of black acrylic but let me know what colors you would like to see. Layout picture has also been adjusted. Questions about layout in the google form.

Damn... with split right-shift and split backspace this would be insta-buy worthy.
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: 2Moons on Mon, 10 February 2020, 18:48:46
Update:

Thank you so much everyone. Google form has been added. New pics of black acrylic but let me know what colors you would like to see. Layout picture has also been adjusted. Questions about layout in the google form.

Damn... with split right-shift and split backspace this would be insta-buy worthy.

Looks like everyone wants it as well. Layout has been updated. As far as colors and thickness go, looks like blue pcb and 3mm clear acrylic. That's going to look spectacular.
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: nicole_loke_richards on Mon, 10 February 2020, 19:27:53
Will you include a trss cable in the kit as well?


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Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: 2Moons on Mon, 10 February 2020, 19:51:05
Will you include a trss cable in the kit as well?


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That's a really good question.

There are two options here I could do if you want an included TRRS. I can include a very cheap and short TRRS. I could possibly have an option where you specify color and design of your TRRS and ask Nillpo on twitter if he wants to custom build them. That will add about $30 onto the price. They will include the gold ends shown, inside color, outside color, and a heatshrink color. Let me ask Nillpo about it.
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: nicole_loke_richards on Mon, 10 February 2020, 20:07:13
Yes, nice custom trss cable as an optional purchase with the kit sounds good. Iíll be copping for that! 


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Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: harlekein on Tue, 11 February 2020, 09:26:40
nvm
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: nicole_loke_richards on Tue, 25 February 2020, 14:19:06
Is the non-rgb one has no oled screens? Itís not listed in the spec list...


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Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: nathanchere on Wed, 26 February 2020, 02:40:37
Damn... with split right-shift and split backspace this would be insta-buy worthy.

Looks like everyone wants it as well. Layout has been updated. As far as colors and thickness go, looks like blue pcb and 3mm clear acrylic. That's going to look spectacular.

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/005/574/takemymoney.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: 2Moons on Wed, 26 February 2020, 04:26:27
Is the non-rgb one has no oled screens? Itís not listed in the spec list...


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The non-rgb version has no OLED. However, both will now have an acrylic cover over the pro micro areas. The rev1 pcbs have been ordered and their on the way. I'll set the group buy date after a final version has been assembled. Let's do this!

Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: nicole_loke_richards on Wed, 26 February 2020, 14:38:32
Iím excited for this... can you also publish instructions on how to put it together and flash it. This is not my first through hole soldering keyboard project but I donít feel comfortable doing it if I donít have instructions.


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Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: luvSIK on Thu, 27 February 2020, 07:47:42
count me in
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: ninetynein on Thu, 12 March 2020, 13:37:09
I created an account here just to try to get my hands on one of these.... 
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60
Post by: _rubik on Thu, 12 March 2020, 14:58:08
Fun idea! I'm interested
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, an Alice Split 60 QMK Cleared
Post by: 2Moons on Fri, 27 March 2020, 02:22:06
QMK has cleared. Website has finished. Build guide for both versions has been added. Thanks for waiting.

Other thoughts:
QMK keymap will be needed for configurator.
QMK split left space will need to be updated.

Notes:

Default is MASTER_LEFT but EE_HANDS will allow both usbs to function. To use EE_HANDS you'll need to use the QMK command line.

Questions: Should I remove the "Slice" cursive on the front of both sides?

Website will open for pre-orders 4/1/2020.
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, QMK Cleared, Pre-order:4/1/2020
Post by: jjoejimmy on Fri, 27 March 2020, 10:16:15
This is probably too late to make a request but I just saw this thread and had a question. Is there a reason why you did not have the TRRS Jack's facing upwards? With them on the side, the board cannot be put together. Excited for the preorder!
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, QMK Cleared, Pre-order:4/1/2020
Post by: AspiringMechKeebFan on Fri, 27 March 2020, 10:32:19
Want to get my hands on it, but somewhat scared of soldering diodes. How difficult is it for someone who never done it?
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, QMK Cleared, Pre-order:4/1/2020
Post by: KingOfMemes on Fri, 27 March 2020, 10:50:23
Want to get my hands on it, but somewhat scared of soldering diodes. How difficult is it for someone who never done it?
This one seems like its going to be a little more difficult than usual since there are no through-holes for the diodes. There are just flat solder pads. Truth be told, this is preferred imho because it looks way cleaner, but it's still going to be a bit more difficult
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, QMK Cleared, Pre-order:4/1/2020
Post by: Evo_Spec on Mon, 30 March 2020, 11:30:03
Want to get my hands on it, but somewhat scared of soldering diodes. How difficult is it for someone who never done it?

Depends on how comfortable with your hands, honestly I don't think I'm all that great at soldering but this was pretty easy for me. 
Flux makes things a lot easier but as long as you have tweezers and a chisel tip you should be fine.
Title: Re: [IC] Slice, QMK Cleared, Pre-order:4/1/2020
Post by: 10peaches on Mon, 30 March 2020, 16:41:31
I hope someone will eventually make a high pro case for this... like the Discipline 65. It will be so cool! 

I donít normally like low pro board but this project is so interesting so I will cop for it.


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Title: Re: [IC] Slice, QMK Cleared, GB Live Now
Post by: 2Moons on Tue, 31 March 2020, 10:06:09
Group Buy is Live!

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=105390.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=105390.0)