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Offline Furki

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[IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« on: Sun, 24 September 2023, 08:16:27 »
RIVA V2 - Plateless 60%


Welcome to the RIVA V2 IC! This is the second version of Riva diving deeper into the theme while staying true to its original form!





Please fill out this form if you are interested



Link to the Furki.customs Discord


Link to the Furki.customs Instagram




(these are not renders)






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Details

Layout: WK and WKL 60% (ANSI and ISO)   
Mounting: Plateless PCB leaf spring mount
Typing angle: 6.5˚ typing angle
Front height: 14mm (18mm without Cherry lip, adjusted 18.6mm)
PCB: 1.6mm soldered with daughter board (hotswap in the works!)
Features: ultra-low USB-C position, cherry lip, WAVE sides   
Materials: Case: 6063 aluminum, Weight: stainless steel   
Manufacturer: Dadesin
Typing test: coming soon!
 


RIVA is using a custom PCB designed by langerhans. The following layout is supported:













Colors

TBD: please fill out the form to help me decide on the last two colours!
Prototypes were ordered in 5 different colours which you can see in the pictures above! (more in the gallery)

Purple (from the Protos)
Light Blue (from the Protos)
Slot #3
Slot #4






Vendors and pricing

Price: 390 (estimate) ~ $340 without german tax
Worldwide vendor: Oblotzky.industries
When? Q1 2024
ETA: 4 months after GB ends





Special thanks to:

langerhans and Manzel for the PCBs and technical help
Oblotzky for hosting this GB!
The proto buyers gang!





To do:

~ test if hotswap is possible without plate - if not, try everything out with an additional plate
~ make a typing video
~ send a prototype to a streamer
« Last Edit: Mon, 09 October 2023, 15:26:30 by Furki »

Offline avalicious

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 24 September 2023, 08:25:14 »
looks amazing! good luck with the ic and gb

Offline KenGuru

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 24 September 2023, 08:29:32 »
Really good job, this looks so nice ;D
The front height is also crazy low :p

Offline Keeblet_257

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 24 September 2023, 08:55:20 »
I like bread

Offline keepoto

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 24 September 2023, 09:32:39 »

Offline vhaarr

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 24 September 2023, 09:49:04 »
Oh wow that light blue ano color is cool :-D Love the low front height, love the angle, love the weight/back logo, love 1.6mm PCB (presumably no flex cuts)!

Could possibly do with another photo that shows more of the side. Also that second photo is really weird it looks like the board isn't touching the desk on the sides, but I guess it's just a quirk of the lighting.

Sadly no HHKB! glwic
Let the Holy Handgrenades rain.
Hammering on an old Happy Hacking Pro 2. Still going strong!

Offline BouncyChillups

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 24 September 2023, 11:25:29 »
Looks incredible, glwic!

Offline InspektorCalzone

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 24 September 2023, 12:11:28 »
Oh wow, what a beautiful board!
GLWIC!

Online Rob27shred

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 24 September 2023, 15:40:20 »
Very nice, the Cherry lip sold me. I'll definitely be trying for one of these guys!

Offline lampmk

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 24 September 2023, 16:56:36 »
any pics of pcb / plate?

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Offline Nuap

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 24 September 2023, 23:15:51 »
any pics of pcb / plate?


Be a bit weird if there were any pictures of the plate for a plateless board.....




Offline aa212121

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 25 September 2023, 03:56:15 »
not really, his point is this is a low info/low effort ic.
i was interested but since there's no pic of the inside of the board and the IC only has the question "are u interested?" with no,link to v1 either made me reply back with No.
« Last Edit: Mon, 25 September 2023, 04:07:11 by aa212121 »

Offline KenGuru

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 25 September 2023, 06:07:25 »
not really, his point is this is a low info/low effort ic.
i was interested but since there's no pic of the inside of the board and the IC only has the question "are u interested?" with no,link to v1 either made me reply back with No.
apparently you didnt look at the ic form properly
there are more questions
also, there is a pic of the internals and 5 protos were ordered

Offline Furki

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 25 September 2023, 13:39:29 »
any pics of pcb / plate?

sorry, I forgot to take pictures of the PCBs before I sent out the prototypes  :eek:. I made a render of it + two renders of the exploded view

I like bread

same same  :p

Oh wow that light blue ano color is cool :-D Love the low front height, love the angle, love the weight/back logo, love 1.6mm PCB (presumably no flex cuts)!

Could possibly do with another photo that shows more of the side. Also that second photo is really weird it looks like the board isn't touching the desk on the sides, but I guess it's just a quirk of the lighting.

Sadly no HHKB! glwic

yes, there are no flex cuts! I tested those on the first Riva version and they were just too much and sounded worse.
That picture looks that way because i took them in my photo box which has a soft bottom. I linked more pictures in the gallery, feel free to check them out!  ;D

Offline aa212121

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 25 September 2023, 15:30:14 »
apparently you didnt look at the ic form properly
there are more questions
also, there is a pic of the internals and 5 protos were ordered
the questions only show up if u select the option "interested=yes", and since the info wasnt before this option, i couldnt see the questions. checked them now.
internal pics were prolly edited in. werent there at the time of my comment.
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anyways glwic

Offline Furki

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 29 September 2023, 05:41:50 »

Offline Furki

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 09 October 2023, 15:50:59 »
Thank you all for participating in the IC form! I was able to decide on two of the four GB colours so far:
Light Blue was the most voted colour with a huge majority, purple being the second most wanted! The third colour is probably going to be either black or silver, the fourth not being final yet.

I ordered the hotswap PCB and Plate and should be able to test them out soon. I've decided that they are going to be sold as an extra hotswap-kit since i want everyone who buys a Riva to also enjoy and experience it plateless.

You will be able to see how everything works and sounds at the keyboard stream before the GB  ;D 

(google form will stay open until the end)

Offline Thumb Key

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 10 October 2023, 01:41:00 »
Nice wavy lines~ :thumb:

Offline ZAND4

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 10 October 2023, 03:32:30 »
Gimme

Offline Furki

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 17 October 2023, 07:46:53 »
Helloo everyone!  ;D
The hotswap PCBs arrived and i just tested them! They work great and are even usable without a Plate (stepped capslock and split rShift are a bit wonky) but i still recommend to use them with it since the switches are secure more that way.


« Last Edit: Sat, 21 October 2023, 05:26:19 by Furki »

Offline knorkegeil

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 02 November 2023, 01:26:21 »
have the final colours already been decided?

Offline Furki

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Re: [IC] RIVA V2 - plateless 60%
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 02 November 2023, 12:45:41 »
have the final colours already been decided?

Not yet! I just went through the google form to count the votes and the last colour is a tie between pink/rose and dark red with around 10 votes each. I'll try to decide it until the end of december! Personally if you ask me I'm also 50/50 between pink and red  ;D

So for now it's Lavender, Light Blue and Black!