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[IC] DCS 6u bars
« on: Wed, 19 April 2023, 04:22:05 »
Hai :3

Problem
DCS 6u bars currently don't work with HHKBs or pretty much anything other than some niche OEM boards.
Here's a photo showing the problematic 5u stab mounting points on the DCS bar. (top CRP 6u, bottom DCS 6u)


Fix
I've sent my 6u CRP bar to Signature Plastics and they confirmed that they are now able to make 6u spacebars with the correct positioning. The new bar will support both centered and off-centered standard 6u mounting. Update: the new bar will only support centered support as to not interfere with topre housings.
Here are some proposed keycap sets to run this with:


Vendor(s)
US - ThocKeys (lead)

Pricing
As cheap as we can reasonably get it. The goal is simply to add compatibility for existing DCS sets.

Interest check form
Please fill this out so we can get a good idea of MOQ and subsequent pricing to set for each color. Some other potential sets that could be added are: Blue Moon, Paperwork, Nightfall, Delftware, and Windbreaker (some of which will need designer approval). If you are interested in 6u bars for any of those sets please mention that on the IC form. Also if there for some reason a crazy amount of interest for 1.5u supers/1u alts we could look into adding that as well. This is a very early IC so your feedback will help guide the direction that we take.

Big shoutout to aiwanei and bababaul for their help on this!
« Last Edit: Sun, 23 April 2023, 10:56:12 by ankit »
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Re: [IC] DCS 6u Bars
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 19 April 2023, 04:22:40 »
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Re: [IC] DCS 6u Bars
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 19 April 2023, 06:11:23 »
Nice work ankit GLWIC  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] DCS 6u Bars
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 19 April 2023, 06:45:51 »
I don't need this, But I want it just to complete soldark

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Re: [IC] DCS 6u Bars
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 19 April 2023, 09:58:05 »
Can we get a 6.25u bar for soware too?

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Re: [IC] DCS 6u Bars
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 19 April 2023, 11:02:22 »
Can we get a 6.25u bar for soware too?

HAHAHAH GOOD 1 but you would still be missing the 1.25u keys for bottom row.  :p

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Re: [IC] DCS 6u Bars
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 19 April 2023, 11:38:01 »
Are you being provided with samples of the corrected version for testing? Or are we supposed to just take SP's word for it?

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Re: [IC] DCS 6u Bars
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 19 April 2023, 11:44:06 »
Are you being provided with samples of the corrected version for testing? Or are we supposed to just take SP's word for it?

Nothing is being sent to me but I will order samples in a lower qty, it's probably worth the added cost just to ensure no problems before moving to a larger scale buy.
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Re: [IC] DCS 6u bars
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 19 April 2023, 15:18:45 »
nice

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Re: [IC] DCS 6u bars
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 19 April 2023, 15:27:10 »
consider adding:
  • DCS Windbreaker (500 sold base), however not stock color
  • DCS Red Alert 1, 2, 3, Lily (probably around  300-500 sold sets, just my guess), also WFK is going to run with Pink Alert and Lily rerun, also its a stock color
  • DCS Blue Moon (289 sold base), also stock color
  • DCS Paperwork (286 sold base), also stock color

Despite being sad, it might be cheaper and better to not run this with any custom colors at all (eg Vert and my above-mentioned Windbreaker).
« Last Edit: Wed, 19 April 2023, 15:29:38 by twitchytheinsideman »

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Re: [IC] DCS 6u bars
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 19 April 2023, 15:27:30 »
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Re: [IC] DCS 6u bars
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 20 April 2023, 00:02:01 »
I would buy black (NN) and white (WFK), provided samples were made and tested.

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Re: [IC] DCS 6u bars
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 20 April 2023, 10:13:13 »
WFK added to IC form along with the option to edit responses. :cool:
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Re: [IC] DCS 6u bars
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 20 April 2023, 18:56:27 »
not something i need but always shoutout to my boy ankit

i'll prob pick up a couple to just get it over the line
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Re: [IC] DCS 6u bars
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 20 April 2023, 19:38:15 »
I'd be interested if it supports Vert and you can get an OCE vendor.

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Re: [IC] DCS 6u bars
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 22 April 2023, 16:51:14 »
6u wires too?

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Re: [IC] DCS 6u bars
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 22 April 2023, 21:00:13 »
interest checked

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Re: [IC] DCS 6u bars
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 23 April 2023, 00:32:25 »
6u wires too?

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Currently available from durock, cannonkeys, and qmx stabs but will work on providing them with bars as well! :thumb:

Also paid for samples earlier today, hopefully they work as expected so we can offer this sooner rather than later
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Re: [IC] DCS 6u bars
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 23 April 2023, 17:27:46 »
  • DCS Paperwork (286 sold base), also stock color

note that Paperwork shipped with light and dark bars -- light would be GTR, dark would be GG. If only one can get made, it should be GTR.

Kind of guessing WAN for DCS Delftware would be out of the question, but I'm going to mention it.

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Re: [IC] DCS 6u bars
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 22 May 2023, 17:18:59 »
Sample bars came in and work as expected, will finalize deets with ThocKeys soonish (colors offered, moq, price, etc.).



Also if any international vendors are interested in running/stocking this feel free to shoot me a message on discord; not sure if there is enough interest to warrant international vendors but I'm not opposed to it. For designers of future DCS sets, please confirm that you are ordering the correct spacebar when your orders are placed with SP.
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Re: [IC] DCS 6u bars
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 22 May 2023, 17:24:04 »
Sample bars came in and work as expected, will finalize deets with ThocKeys soonish (colors offered, moq, price, etc.).

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Also if any international vendors are interested in running/stocking this feel free to shoot me a message on discord; not sure if there is enough interest to warrant international vendors but I'm not opposed to it. For designers of future DCS sets, please confirm that you are ordering the correct spacebar when your orders are placed with SP.
Looks lovely. Not just convince SP that these should be part of their normal kitting and life will be better.

Also, I now need to strongly consider a 6u board

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Re: [IC] DCS 6u bars
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 22 May 2023, 18:33:50 »
Sample bars came in and work as expected, will finalize deets with ThocKeys soonish (colors offered, moq, price, etc.).

Show Image


Also if any international vendors are interested in running/stocking this feel free to shoot me a message on discord; not sure if there is enough interest to warrant international vendors but I'm not opposed to it. For designers of future DCS sets, please confirm that you are ordering the correct spacebar when your orders are placed with SP.

I REALLY hope that Keygem would jump onto this. They ran most DCS sets in EU. And they are just a great vendor.  :p
Would make sense for me if they bought small amount of stock of this. Like at least 20 10 kits.

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Re: [IC] DCS 6u bars
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 25 May 2023, 17:09:23 »
Perhaps DCS Sleeper as well?


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Re: [IC] DCS 6u bars
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 26 May 2023, 00:39:56 »
ankit is for the culture. Thanks for testing and getting this to a runable status.
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Re: [IC] DCS 6u bars
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 26 May 2023, 10:48:35 »
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Re: [IC] DCS 6u bars
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 26 May 2023, 14:18:47 »
 :thumb: