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Offline juaninamilli

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Seis Cero
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daji



60% WKL/WK/HHKB
9 degrees
22.92mm EKH
Plateless w/ Geonworks Tadpole mount
Seamless front and sides
Internal case screws
Stainless Steel weight
Otus Engineering Custom 1.6mm PCB (matte black) w/ m.2 RP2040 MCU daughterboard (Vial) and USB daughterboard (BT Capable)
Coral, Violet, Denim, Charcoal
Silver aluminum badge/daughterboard housing
FR4 Plate included
Thockeys Carry Case
100 Unit MOQ, 300 Unit Soft Cap
$450-485 (depending on units sold)
Will be available on Thockeys.com
BT Kit will be optional (NRF52840, thru-hole solder On/Off switch, ZMK) Battery not included.
Extra PCBs and Plates of different materials will be available

(renders are for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect the final product colors)





Build Stream
Typing Test

Hi everyone!  My name is Juan (juaninamilli) of daji Keyboards. 
I'm quite active in the hobby as an enthusiast and fan of many projects from a lot of wonderful designers and content creators in the space.
I have been in the hobby since 2017 and some of my favorite designs come from the OGs like OTD, LZ, Matrix, LinWorks, TGR, etc.
daji has successfully fulfilled Seis Cinco (privately) and recently finalized fulfillment of Ocho Cuatro.  Both outside of GeekHack.

An ode to the board that originally inspired it.  The IDB60 was always one of my favorite boards to type on.  When I started working on my own 60%, it originally had a similar burger mount with slightly simpler assembly.  That changed, literally, 30 minutes after Geon was gracious enough to offer his Tadpoles to designers. With the help of the ever talented Trifelife, I was able to fulfill my dream of a BT Custom.  Together (me with some ideas, him with literally everything else) we were able to create a reliable and user friendly BT system. Over a year later and FINALLY....

I am proud to present...
Seis Cero 
It has a similar/familiar design language to my previous projects as I like my projects to evolve slightly from the one before it.  It offers unique features like BT (optional) and the use of  the forementioned Geon Tadpoles that mount directly on the PCB tabs.  Mounting style is important, but isn't everything when it comes to a well rounded experience.  My obsessive need for a nice spacebar/alphas and experience with past projects has helped with getting everything dialed in with just two prototyping rounds.  Whether you build plateless, add a plate or both; there is something here for every 60% lover. 

I will be posting a Google Form soon to help establish interest in this project as it will affect final pricing. 
In addition, there are several questions I'd love answered.  For instance, optional plate materials or thoughts on having a "base" wired model to help with costs or go full in with BT.
Once interest is gathered, we will be moving to group buy fairly quickly.


*Photos of internals and PCB will be posted once I have the board back from Lighting.  Hope you're feeling better my friend!

We look forward to hearing about your thoughts and please feel free to ask any questions. 
For frequent updates, please make sure to join our Discord server https://discord.gg/YdxNYAD4 or follow on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dajikeyboards/

Dimensions



Pre-production PCB


Denim





FORM
https://forms.gle/RAf6NbgYMNMyruDB6

Very special thanks to anyone who has helped or supported in any way.  A special thank you La Familia!  Thank you to Lightning for pretending to like my stuff on stream.  Also...  Mr. Trifelife...  where would I be without you. 
« Last Edit: Tue, 11 October 2022, 15:51:15 by juaninamilli »

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cinco - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 17:40:06 »
glwic

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cinco - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 17:47:35 »
Seis Cinco
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daji
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gl gl
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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cinco - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 17:48:28 »
yes
I love Elzy

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cinco - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 17:48:37 »
in, just need to figure out what color to do they are all so good :thumb:

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cinco - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 17:48:59 »
looking good! hope this runs

Re: [IC] daji Seis Cinco - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 17:52:38 »
Seis Cinco
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daji
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nice ic bro

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cinco - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 17:54:49 »
really neat board. GLWIC

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cinco - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 18:02:46 »
Why does POST need to be so close to PREVIEW tho?  Haha!
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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cinco - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 18:13:23 »
yes, give

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 18:23:34 »
Love it, best of luck my friend!!

Offline Riizmaa

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 18:38:39 »
me likey  :p :p :p hope i can snag one !

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 18:56:31 »
Looks great!  GLWIC

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 19:00:08 »
Big fan of this project, glwic

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 20:41:31 »
Love this board.

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 21:00:42 »
let's gooooooooo

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 21:12:08 »
pretty neat

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 21:52:52 »
I’m in.

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 22:00:22 »
Such a nice board GLWIC  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 22:26:33 »
Everything is better with Bluetooth.

Offline juaninamilli

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 22:34:41 »
Google Form is live!

Thanks for all of the words of encouragement everyone!  Looking forward to getting this project underway!

Offline forbidden404

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 22:38:34 »
gimme board

Offline flores

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 22:56:40 »
very neat

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 23:05:56 »
Very sad about no gunmetal, it was a good slightly unique neutral. Is the violet going to be dark and dusty like the render?

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 10:55:37 »
We back

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 11:00:15 »
Fantastic work compadre, GL<3

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 11:01:35 »
Woooooo!

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 11:05:41 »
so clean, can't wait!

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 11:28:30 »
$450-485 (depending on units sold)

Is the price range going to be determined via interest check responses or this indicative of the sale format being a raffle? Excited for this project, nonetheless!

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 11:42:14 »
good designs as always juan  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 11:58:42 »
stunning work Juan!!! and the color choices are beautiful!

GLWIC!
Collection: LZ GHv2, Esheu Fallacy, Moesode Bliss, Daji Ocho Cuatro, Ace Saturn60, Bolsa Midway60, MLI NUM1, MLI VISION, PW ROTR

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 12:18:52 »
Great looking design! Nice color choices.
Expensive plastic makes me sigh.

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 12:33:47 »
This keyboard is ridiculously hot, great ****ing job Daji

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 12:51:29 »
hell yeah, this looks great. haven't used a board with tadpoles but if the typing feel is supposed to be somewhat similar to the idb i'm sure i'll enjoy it. colors are really nice too, that coral proto looks stellar. in on the gb for sure  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 13:09:35 »
Unbelievably pumped for this board! Torn between Charcoal and Denim, but the Seis Cero is a Day 1 buy for me.
Fantastic work as usual, Juan <3

Offline juaninamilli

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 13:14:10 »
$450-485 (depending on units sold)

Is the price range going to be determined via interest check responses or this indicative of the sale format being a raffle? Excited for this project, nonetheless!

Will be determined by the interest check.  I won't know how to price it (due to volume pricing) until I have an idea of demand.  Thanks for the interest!

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 13:22:22 »
You guys are awesome!  Thanks so much for the kind words of encouragement!!!   :D

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 14:07:04 »
Hot
TGR Jane V2, Keycult No. 1/TKL, Dolphin 2021, Melody65, Gherkin, Model M, 5°, NCR80, M0110-A

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 14:37:37 »
Just added Denim pics to the OP.

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 14:40:37 »
good kibou good designer  :thumb: handsome too

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 15:02:04 »
The Denim color of the photos and the render is quite a night and day, the former is rather dark blue/navy-ish while the latter is light/softer blue, which one is the most accurate or the final one?

Anyway, this project piques my interest in so many aspects, GLWIC  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 15:28:29 »
The Denim color of the photos and the render is quite a night and day, the former is rather dark blue/navy-ish while the latter is light/softer blue, which one is the most accurate or the final one?

Anyway, this project piques my interest in so many aspects, GLWIC  :thumb:

It's just lighting.  I have pictures of that exact board in different lighting and it looks almost identical to the render.  That's why I put a disclaimer at the beginning of the renders.  There are just too many variables to be able to tell you how it will look on your desk. 

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 16:26:04 »
Awesome looking board. Best of luck!

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 16:42:46 »
Hello.

I took photos of the Coral unit that was sent to me to showcase.  :cool:

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 16:59:24 »
coral so cool, need to clear up some room for that one

Offline juaninamilli

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 21:59:11 »
pls give

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« Reply #47 on: Wed, 14 September 2022, 22:21:13 »
Lightning pics so good

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 15 September 2022, 01:59:17 »
Glad to see more ZMK projects. GL with IC and GB, looks very nice  :cool:

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Re: [IC] daji Seis Cero - 60%, Plateless Tadpole, Seamless(ish), BT Capable
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 15 September 2022, 04:42:24 »
hell yeah, have been waiting for you