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Sneak Peek (pictures revealed)
« on: Wed, 03 August 2016, 10:45:38 »
WABANG

Zeal's Screw-in type Stabilizers




Zeal's Plate Mount compatible silencing clips

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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 03 August 2016, 10:48:46 »
Those clear stabs look better than I thought they would look... PCB shots eh?

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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 03 August 2016, 10:56:36 »
Theyre on slack!

Just waiting to build my all zeal x60 so we can be soul mates.

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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 03 August 2016, 11:02:29 »
My wallet is ready! :cool:

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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 03 August 2016, 11:26:42 »
Oh cool. Yeah, I'm interested for sure.

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« Reply #5 on: Wed, 03 August 2016, 11:40:17 »
My wallet is ready! :cool:

My Wallet isn't ready :(
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« Reply #6 on: Wed, 03 August 2016, 12:15:49 »
My wallet is ready! :cool:

My Wallet isn't ready :(

Hmm...I suppose it can stay tuned while recovering. :))

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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 03 August 2016, 12:32:46 »
Theyre on slack!

Just waiting to build my all zeal x60 so we can be soul mates.

Why slack where they'll get buried in half an hour rather than here where they'll stay visible? :(
                               
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« Reply #8 on: Wed, 03 August 2016, 12:53:11 »
Is there that much scrollage in the slack channel?
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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 03 August 2016, 12:58:25 »
I just got into it today.

Yes, it's crazy how fast it goes.

Theyre on slack!

Just waiting to build my all zeal x60 so we can be soul mates.

Why slack where they'll get buried in half an hour rather than here where they'll stay visible? :(

It was just a small glimpse. Good pictures that better represent the color of the pcb inbound. Spoiler: it's purple.

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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 03 August 2016, 13:05:55 »
Whats the top image? QMX clips?
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« Reply #11 on: Wed, 03 August 2016, 13:23:12 »
Whats the top image? QMX clips?

Plate & PCB mount compatible silencing clips..Thinking of a name for em.
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« Reply #12 on: Wed, 03 August 2016, 14:23:19 »
Whats the top image? QMX clips?

Plate & PCB mount compatible silencing clips..Thinking of a name for em.

Zealencios would be great, haha

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« Reply #13 on: Wed, 03 August 2016, 14:30:05 »
Whats the top image? QMX clips?

Plate & PCB mount compatible silencing clips..Thinking of a name for em.
How do they compare to the QMX clip in terms of noise reduction?

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« Reply #14 on: Wed, 03 August 2016, 15:27:36 »
Whats the top image? QMX clips?

Plate & PCB mount compatible silencing clips..Thinking of a name for em.
How do they compare to the QMX clip in terms of noise reduction?

Will make a video once I get them on hand next week. By design, the goal is to be the same or dampen even more as we're finding softer rubbers.
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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 03 August 2016, 16:17:40 »
wao zeal, much excite :)

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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 03 August 2016, 18:12:23 »
Very excited for this.  They all manufactured by Gateron?

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« Reply #17 on: Wed, 03 August 2016, 21:32:38 »
Very excited for this.  They all manufactured by Gateron?

Yep.
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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 04 August 2016, 13:51:58 »
Other than the clear look and screw, is there something else special about the stabilizers? Why the screw?

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« Reply #19 on: Thu, 04 August 2016, 13:57:29 »
Other than the clear look and screw, is there something else special about the stabilizers? Why the screw?

PCB mount stabilizers have been reported in the past for popping out in certain keyboards when fitted with tight keycaps. Having a screw secures the housing down so that doesn't happen. :)

In the past, vintage Cherry stabilizers had a screw that screwed into plastic; however, overtime the plastic would strip and the stabilizer wouldn't be usable anymore. My stabilizer is the solution for both issues.
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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 04 August 2016, 14:50:41 »
a zeal pcb? BE STILL MY HEART.

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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 04 August 2016, 15:53:09 »
lookin' good

I've been holding out on buying zealios for a while now, maybe this is the nudge I need  :p
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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 10 August 2016, 17:10:14 »
Whats the top image? QMX clips?

Plate & PCB mount compatible silencing clips..Thinking of a name for em.

For the life of me I cannot picture where they would go.....

The stabs look amazing though! I will be ordering some just to have on hand!

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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 11 August 2016, 12:52:56 »
Samples arriving tomorrow afternoon... #hype

PCB in a week or two.
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Re: Sneak Peek
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 09:33:39 »
The hype is real today!!

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« Reply #25 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 17:54:28 »
Who's ready?
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« Reply #26 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 17:55:32 »
Who's ready?
Not you, otherwise you would have linked us to the goddamn pics.

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« Reply #27 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 18:00:09 »
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Re: Sneak Peek (pictures revealed)
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 18:00:57 »
Now the extra money I spend on gold plated stabs means I can see them!

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« Reply #29 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 18:56:31 »
I really want those silencing clips. Any idea of pricing?

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Re: Sneak Peek (pictures revealed)
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 19:16:52 »
Ive been waiting on a purple PCB for too long  ;D

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« Reply #31 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 19:22:06 »
What firmware?
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Re: Sneak Peek (pictures revealed)
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 19:35:12 »
What firmware?

TMK port for now. Will work on a fancier UI down the road.

I really want those silencing clips. Any idea of pricing?

Price will be announced at GB launch.
Silencing clips will be sold in quantities of 70x, 100x, 120x

Clear stabilizers will be sold as "one bundle"
8x 2u, 1x 6.25u, 1x 7u. This is enough for 1x winkey, 1x WKL 60%/TKL board; OR 1x full size/ Compact 1800 layout w/ 2x 2u thumb spaces.
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Re: Sneak Peek (pictures revealed)
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 19:39:47 »
Gimme!

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« Reply #34 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 19:41:03 »
Damn, I wasn't expecting the stabs to be THAT clear, that's amazing.

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« Reply #35 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 19:43:23 »
oh my god i want that pcb
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« Reply #36 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 20:05:33 »
Any plans for under-glow similar to bface pcb's? Keep up the great work  :thumb:

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« Reply #37 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 20:11:28 »
will it support qmk, tmk, or easy avr?

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« Reply #38 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 20:30:39 »
Crazy stuff.

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« Reply #39 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 20:49:27 »
Damn, I wasn't expecting the stabs to be THAT clear, that's amazing.

Shine bright like a diamond? :))


Any plans for under-glow similar to bface pcb's? Keep up the great work  :thumb:

The PCB already has 70+ RGB LEDs = over 210x "individual" LEDs. It's already approaching the maximum current allowed per USB 2.0 spec. USB 3.1/C needs to mature a bit more and stabilize before venturing into it.

will it support qmk, tmk, or easy avr?

TMK port. Future revisions of the firmware will include a fancier UI.
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Re: Sneak Peek (pictures revealed)
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 20:52:49 »
I need all this for when my VE.A arrives.

Great job!

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« Reply #41 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 20:53:37 »
Clear stabilizers will be sold as "one bundle"
8x 2u, 1x 6.25u, 1x 7u. This is enough for 1x winkey, 1x WKL 60%/TKL board; OR 1x full size/ Compact 1800 layout w/ 2x 2u thumb spaces.

Any chance of a 2.75u stab as well to cover the VE.A keyboard's right spacebar? Though I would understand if the answer would be no since only 103 people participated on the Massdrop group buy so there probably won't be much demand to begin with.

Actually scratch that, I just looked at the build guide and they're all the same stabs, silly me.
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Re: Sneak Peek (pictures revealed)
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 21:01:18 »
Is there a difference between the two clips? It looks like one is clear and the other silver.



Whats the top image? QMX clips?

Plate & PCB mount compatible silencing clips..Thinking of a name for em.

Zealencios would be great, haha


Ha ha, brilliant!

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« Reply #43 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 21:37:09 »
Damn, I wasn't expecting the stabs to be THAT clear, that's amazing.

Shine bright like a diamond? :))


Any plans for under-glow similar to bface pcb's? Keep up the great work  :thumb:

The PCB already has 70+ RGB LEDs = over 210x "individual" LEDs. It's already approaching the maximum current allowed per USB 2.0 spec. USB 3.1/C needs to mature a bit more and stabilize before venturing into it.

will it support qmk, tmk, or easy avr?

TMK port. Future revisions of the firmware will include a fancier UI.
how many led controller are you using?

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« Reply #44 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 21:50:57 »
Point me in the direction to throw my wallet at for those stabs. Please.

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« Reply #45 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 22:00:07 »
Is there a difference between the two clips? It looks like one is clear and the other silver.

It's a frosted transparent cover. One is on a Zealio, the other on a Cherry switch to show my clips work on both switches. Due to the way I lit the picture with my camera flash, the white light scattered as it travelled through the silencing clips, making them look whiter than they should be.
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Re: Sneak Peek (pictures revealed)
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 22:10:42 »
Are there any plans to produce plate mount stabilizers in the future?

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Re: Sneak Peek (pictures revealed)
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 22:18:08 »
Take my money! This will be my first 60% keyboard.

Any chance for a 1800 layout?  ;D

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« Reply #48 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 22:20:30 »
Is there a difference between the two clips? It looks like one is clear and the other silver.

It's a frosted transparent cover. One is on a Zealio, the other on a Cherry switch to show my clips work on both switches. Due to the way I lit the picture with my camera flash, the white light scattered as it travelled through the silencing clips, making them look whiter than they should be.

Oh, I totally see it now.

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« Reply #49 on: Fri, 12 August 2016, 23:45:53 »
hnnnghhhh.... want deez nawww
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