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Offline yuktsi

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[IC] TGR-Alice
« on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:27:01 »

The first prototype


Hello peeps, been a while. I was like the happiest kid on the planet when I got my hands on the latest prototype. Its finishing is what I've been working hard to achieve in the last two years. Nine prototypes of Alice were made since September, just to get the right typing feel and surface finishing. Worth it?

About TGR-Alice
The layout of Alice is based on the EM7. I was lucky to own the very first few EM7s. It has a layout that requires almost no effort to adapt, yet so comfortable to type on. Switching between the EM7 and other conventional keyboard was never an issue to me.

Design
Alice adopts the classy design concept is continued from the older Kustom. In fact, I am obsessed with the complicated machining and finishing processes to create a seamless gap between the top and bottom half.






OTD Koala vs Alice



PCB
Alice's PCB will be powered Winkeyless ps2avrGB. Alice PCB was the first PCB that I made. Would like to thank Leeku. I wouldn't be able to draw my own PCB without his help.

Color, Delivery, Switch Plate, Price, Quantity
It has been my goal to finish the GB within 8-10 weeks. Choices of color might be limited to expedite the manufacturing process.

To keep things simple, brass might be the only switch plate option. I am hoping to get at least 40-50 boards from the group buy. Price should be around 400-500$.
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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:27:19 »
I often see myself more of a keyboards collector hoarder than a maker/designer. There isn't really anything new or original with the Alice, but a high-quality board with good typing feel.

More photos:





I could use some advice on the choices of color and plate. Any critics or suggestions are welcome too.

Interest check form:
https://goo.gl/forms/1sAJKCK6bfjGbNL23
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Offline p_blaze

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:27:30 »
Its here omg

Offline Quantastrophus

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:28:30 »
I want one. Please. Please.

Offline amnesia0287

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:28:37 »
My wallet is ready.

Offline Remsky

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:29:30 »
I dont like ergos, but this is just too tempting monkaS
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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:29:48 »
Yes please!
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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:29:57 »
 :eek: :thumb:
keyboards.

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:31:30 »
gimme gimme pls

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:32:01 »
Ill take one please

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:32:49 »
I don't say this often, but that is a gorgeous board! Wow. That dark gray/gunmetal....

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:35:31 »

Offline YisSerL

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:37:23 »
Very nice.

Hope I can get in on one of these beauty.

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:41:50 »
This is so beautiful.

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:42:46 »
I put it in the form but im gonna say it again
Red please red please red
The things i will do for this in red

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:45:52 »
Show Image

The first prototype

I can't seem to find the order form. Please fix! kthx

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:46:21 »
Show Image

The first prototype

I can't seem to find the order form. Please fix! kthx

The interest check form is at the bottom of the second post.

Offline YisSerL

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:52:50 »
Just filled out the IC form.

I'm not a previous owner of TGR boards.  If you're previous owner of TGR board, what do you get?

I hope to make this my first TGR board though.   ;D

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:54:06 »
wow that looks clean yuktsi, the grey on the proto is fantastic.

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:58:04 »
dope

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 13:58:35 »
 :-X

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 14:07:54 »

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 14:09:09 »
I've got too much interest!

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 14:09:46 »
2 questions:
Acrylic insert?
Brass weight on the bottom?

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[IC] TGR-Alice
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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 14:12:01 »
You already know how I feel about this one.

Offline reidd

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 14:14:45 »
interested  :cool:

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 14:23:17 »
I will take pink one! nice. XD

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 14:32:54 »
>inb4 Alice ships before em7 gh

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 14:36:07 »
Yeah, very interested in this one.  Best looking ergo board I've seen.

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 14:37:26 »
Looks like some damn fine machining.

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 14:40:09 »
>inb4 Alice ships before em7 gh

now you've said it, it's going to happen

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 15:00:57 »
Very nice work !  ;)

What kind of aluminium will you use this time ?

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 15:02:33 »
yes
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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 15:05:18 »
I can't fit it into my budget currently, but I wanted to say that's a really, really good looking board and it's a serious struggle not to sell a bunch of my other boards and replace them with one.

Seeing more TGR always makes me happy.
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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 15:06:40 »
omg so smooth
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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 15:19:41 »
Absolutely beautiful! AND IT'S FINALLY HERE! :cool:

Well, the IC is and that means progress.

Better start saving up for that "car" my wife nudges me about. That car budget will definitely go into a "TGR-Alice" budget. Sorry wifu!
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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 15:23:07 »
Wow, this looks incredibly nice!

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 15:30:46 »
Absolutely beautiful! AND IT'S FINALLY HERE! :cool:

Well, the IC is and that means progress.

Better start saving up for that "car" my wife nudges me about. That car budget will definitely go into a "TGR-Alice" budget. Sorry wifu!

in all fairness, the TGR-Alice will likely last longer than a car...

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 15:32:19 »
Yes, 100% yes. Can't wait for this.
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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 15:53:00 »
Count me in!
Mmm... machined aluminum

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 16:18:22 »
At last my dinner come !


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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 16:24:13 »
I am waiting for this board for a long time now. It is simply perfect to me. I am in.

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 16:31:41 »
Show Image

The first prototype

I can't seem to find the order form. Please fix! kthx

The interest check form is at the bottom of the second post.

Still no order form ;)

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 16:45:31 »
:-X

Pink but red please!

I hope this time you are not copying again, lol


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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 17:27:26 »
Hi Alice, I'm Bob  :cool:

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 17:41:56 »
Insta-buy!

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 17:47:30 »
That’s really nice.

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 17:52:17 »
 :eek:

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Re: [IC] TGR-Alice
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 18:45:57 »
 :eek: Yes Please