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[IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65% LIVE NOW!
« on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 09:04:35 »
IT IS FINALY TIME!
The BEAK 6.5 is now live!

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https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=115302.0

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BEAK 6.5
A unique 65% keyboard by Stilou Studio


ABOUT
The BEAK 6.5 is designed to look elegant, yet aggressive.
Featuring a big weight doubling as part of the feet to strike a balance between looks, and practicality.
The large rotary encoder makes it easy to use, as well as precise.

 
SPECIFICATIONS
Case weight: ~2kg (4.4 lbs)
Typing angle: 6.5deg
Mounting style: Top Mount
Front height: 19.4 mm
Plate materials: Brass, Aluminium, Polycarbonate (Possibly more depending on feedback)
Case material: 6061 Aluminium
Weight material: Brass (Possibly more)
PCB: Designed by Trip-trap with the Unified C3 Daughterboard - configurable with QMK and VIA.
Foam: TBD (experimenting)
Price: TBD
Vendor: TBD
Availability: TBD


TYPING TEST

PHOTOS/RENDERS

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267984-10267986-11

 
 
FAQ
Q: Which layouts are supported?
A: This is currently undecided
 
Q: Do you have a discord server?
A: No, if there is demand for this project, then I will make one
 
Q: Do you have an Instagram account?
A: Yes! https://www.instagram.com/stiloustudio/
 
Q: Do you have a website?
A: Not yet Ė but itís in the works!

Q: Is there a way to contact you?
A: Yes! Feel free to DM me on Instagram, or reach out to me on Discord: Seo | Stilou Studio#6046
 
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Rotwitt, for helping me throughout the entire process.
Trip-trap, for designing the PCB.
YHS, for letting me try loads of boards for reference.

UPDATE MAY 14TH 2021

THE PROTOTYPE

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After feedback from the IC, we made a few design changes for the next prototype (Which has been ordered!)

Multiple small details were changed in the second version, the biggest of which being the removal of the feet.

Some of you might be worried that the keyboard will tilt/wobble when typing.

This is NOT the case - for the keyboard to wobble you would have to press way harder than you ever would in a real-world scenario.

Other changes include multiple small changes - primarily larger cutouts to make the tolerances more forgiving.

NEW DISCORD SERVER

Join here! https://discord.gg/74G844zanU

If you want to get to know the BEAK 6.5 better, we highly encourage you to check out our new Discord server!

IN OTHER NEWS

We are working on getting an estimate for the BEAK 6.5 pricing.

We are also talking with multiple vendors around the world.

And last but not least, we would like to thank you all for the support, it has been amazing!

« Last Edit: Fri, 19 November 2021, 09:32:46 by Stilou Studio »

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Re: [IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65%
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 09:05:59 »
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Offline rodok

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Re: [IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65%
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 09:09:00 »
Looks really good! Deffinately in. Though I really wish for it to have an extra column to the right. Other then it's amazing, really like it! Cheers for the months to come.

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Re: [IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65%
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 09:16:21 »
+1 for the prototype, looks very unique compared to the 65% gasket mounts that have flooded everything.

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« Reply #4 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 09:21:26 »
the beak looks like the pog emote lol
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Re: [IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65%
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 09:41:49 »
If it comes with ISO it's probably instabuy. This, and Rotwitt's... DK design sure is leaving a mark.

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« Reply #6 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 09:46:51 »
Itís nice to see someone dare to be different than the rest! GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65%
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 10:52:18 »
I like the back weight, unnecessary which is going to make it expensive but cool.

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« Reply #8 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 11:03:10 »
love the design, finally something new and boldy

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Re: [IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65%
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 11:06:23 »
i like knobs

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« Reply #10 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 11:33:45 »
I strongly encourage you to consider offering e-beige color and anodized gray.

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Re: [IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65%
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 11:42:50 »
I am not sure this board is quite for me just yet.
But I appreciate seeing something new and different.

The only things I would point out:

-The feets. I understand they are necessary, but they do feel like an afterthought and aren't quite as integrated into the design as I would like.
-I am not quite sure it is a 65%, that might require a small column somewhere to add some extra keys. But  I am not sure how that would be possible without changing the design.
       

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Re: [IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65%
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 12:17:04 »
If it comes with ISO it's probably instabuy. This, and Rotwitt's... DK design sure is leaving a mark.
Thank you for your interest.
We are definitely planning on having ISO support!

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« Reply #13 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 13:22:52 »
Love this. Very unique, but I know its going to be out of my budget f.

Offline UGunaLOSE

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« Reply #14 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 13:29:12 »
Now this is unique. GLWIC will watch!

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Re: [IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65%
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 13:34:52 »
You should consider adding a "notes/comments" section to the IC

I think it would be a missed opportunity not to have the eye of Horus at the top of the pyramid.


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Re: [IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65%
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 13:56:00 »
This is neat. Really like how you executed this.

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Re: [IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65%
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 16:42:28 »
You should consider adding a "notes/comments" section to the IC

I think it would be a missed opportunity not to have the eye of Horus at the top of the pyramid.

That is certainly a good idea - might do something like it in a future project. Although for this project I am going for more of a minimalist/industrial design.

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« Reply #18 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 19:07:17 »
Probably an unpopular opinion, but I feel like having a cable come out vertically from the top of the pyramid might ruin the aesthetic of the board. Obviously a usb port on either the left or the right isn't possible. Would bluetooth be a possible option?





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Re: [IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65%
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 19:34:19 »
Reject humanity, return to... beakie?

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« Reply #20 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 20:33:18 »
> New account
> Triangle
> Big knob

Blacksimon, we know this is you, nice try...

Jokes aside, it actually looks interesting. Kind of has a modern vibe to it.

Some thoughts:
Not a fan of how the ledge of the pyramid that faces you has been flattened, feels/looks unexpected.
I think it would look much better if the knob and entire pyramid was brass, not sure why the bottom is brass but the top part of it matches the case.

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« Reply #21 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 21:46:34 »
Is WKL gonna be available. Also whatís it look like with the weight.
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« Reply #22 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 22:43:34 »
Thats a thick ass rotary encoder... respectable

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« Reply #23 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 22:47:28 »
Looks really interesting, I kinda like it. glwic!
   

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« Reply #24 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 01:06:22 »
Love the layout, interested 👀

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« Reply #25 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 01:10:38 »
I love the funky design! and it sounds good too? Best of Luck reaching GB, this is really sick and maybe you've kicked off the newest design trend!!
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Re: [IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65%
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 01:35:34 »
> New account
> Triangle
> Big knob

Blacksimon, we know this is you, nice try...


#exposed. Sorry lads, the cat is out of the bag now

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Re: [IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65%
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 04:10:12 »
Probably an unpopular opinion, but I feel like having a cable come out vertically from the top of the pyramid might ruin the aesthetic of the board. Obviously a usb port on either the left or the right isn't possible. Would bluetooth be a possible option?

For the first run, it will probably not be Bluetooth compatible.
Although I hear what you are saying, and will note it for any future designs :)

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Re: [IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65%
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 06:22:31 »
> New account
> Triangle
> Big knob

Blacksimon, we know this is you, nice try...

Jokes aside, it actually looks interesting. Kind of has a modern vibe to it.

Some thoughts:
Not a fan of how the ledge of the pyramid that faces you has been flattened, feels/looks unexpected.
I think it would look much better if the knob and entire pyramid was brass, not sure why the bottom is brass but the top part of it matches the case.

The reason for it being flat is due to the limitations of the manufacturer.

As for the knob there is a poll in the IC form which is there to gather interest in a brass knob.

The reason for the beak being brass on the bottom, and another color on top is due to how the case is assembled.
In the image below you can see that the top part of the BEAK is aluminum, and the part you are referring to is in the same block of aluminum - therefore it is not possible to match the colors.

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Although a possible fix would be detaching the part, and having it machined in brass, and screwing it into the side.


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« Reply #29 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 08:23:13 »
Super cool!

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« Reply #30 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 08:31:48 »
This is ridiculous and I love it. Will there be more colors added?

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Re: [IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65%
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 08:40:34 »
This is ridiculous and I love it. Will there be more colors added?

More colors are certainly in the works, if there are any specific colors you would like to see, then please fill out the IC form.

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« Reply #32 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 09:28:47 »
do you have a building-video?

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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 09:39:36 »
do you have a building-video?

Not yet, although I am in touch with streamers/YouTubers to have it built on stream sometime in the future!

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« Reply #34 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 09:49:53 »
I'm sure you have your own reasons for the weight/foot stand design,
But it's so obviously gonna be a dealbreaker for many,
I think you're just making things harder for yourself.
Best of luck though. I love how you position the knob. Might reconsider this later.

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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 09:58:43 »
This design is very bold thatís for sure

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« Reply #36 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:01:01 »
I personally like the inclusion of the large rotary encoder! The weight design is unique and rlly cool

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« Reply #37 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:16:51 »
Itís definitely bold!

I love the (very) separated arrow cluster and the big (Big!) knob, but Iím still on the fence about the beak.

+1 for ISO and good luck!

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« Reply #38 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 13:28:35 »
Is WKL gonna be available. Also whatís it look like with the weight.

We are definitely looking into WKL layout, if you havenít already you can answer the IC Form to vote on the layout!

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« Reply #39 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 14:52:50 »
Filled out the form! I must say this is pretty cool looking. As another user above posted, a part of me would love to see some additional keys on the right side. I feel like an additional column would just make this thing bigger than a TKL so maybe a knob that spans 2 rows vs 3, and then have a triple key section for function/toggles or page up and down. Just a thought but I like how it looks now. Great work and I do appreciate having prototypes already. GL!

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« Reply #40 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 15:06:29 »
This is VERY interesting. but i love it. the huge knob look super nice. this would be such a flex to have on your desk lol. also IC form filled out :D

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« Reply #41 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 15:17:53 »
Please make a discord server :D

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« Reply #42 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 16:29:18 »
That knob is an absolute unit! And it actually looks really great on this board as compared to other boards trying to slap a knob in at any chance they get. Very sleek design!

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« Reply #43 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 16:45:28 »
That knob is an absolute unit! And it actually looks really great on this board as compared to other boards trying to slap a knob in at any chance they get. Very sleek design!

I am currently working on one! I will link it in the next update - should be coming within the week.

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Re: [IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65%
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 17:35:22 »
Me is chicken, chicken has beak, me like this

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Re: [IC] BEAK 6.5 | A Boldly Designed 65%
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 11 May 2021, 00:08:05 »
Is WKL gonna be available. Also whatís it look like with the weight.

WKL might be available depending on the feedback from the IC form.

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« Reply #46 on: Tue, 11 May 2021, 01:34:00 »
The lower part of the support is awkward

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« Reply #47 on: Tue, 11 May 2021, 01:49:02 »
Split space support?

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« Reply #48 on: Tue, 11 May 2021, 03:52:19 »
This kinda wild :cool:


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« Reply #49 on: Tue, 11 May 2021, 05:02:23 »
Very nice concept. A pity that doesn't have ISO