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Offline yuutsu

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[IC] Symmetry 70 - IC Form Posted
« on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 07:25:41 »
Hello, yuutsu from Desktop Designs here.
In the shortest words I can, 100% Transparency, entirely upfront and honest about the process with weekly updates,
and most importantly: a lot less marketing than what we are currently seeing.

So, with that out of the way, let's begin the no bullsh*t IC:




Name: Symmetry 70
Goal: To bring out the most symmetrical design possible while using simple layouts
Layout: Fixed Tsangan 70% (60% + Esc-F13)
Mount: Modified GEON F1-8x O-ring cord.
Typing Angle: 7 Degrees
Pricing: $410-450 (still looking into it for exact numbers)
Units: 300 + 60 extras (60 of each color total, this may increase at a later date depending on demand)
GB Date: Late October-Mid Nov
Lead Time: TBD
Front Height: 20mm from bottom to front edge, 24.3mm for effective front height
(to switch stem for the people who don't know about the better system)

Foam: None, and no optional either, this was not made with foam in mind.


Differences from Geon's mount: bigger width cord, softer cord.... that's it.






PCB Specs:
  • Made by Sakura Phoenix
  • Yellow (prototypes are purple)
  • 1.6mm thickness
  • VIA and QMK Compatible



Color Options, Sandblast: 150 (Pictured Below and in discord server):
NOTE: ALL VERSIONS OF THE BOARD EXCEPT SILVER WILL BE 2 TONE (see prototype pictures)
  • Pink (Pantone 2037c)
  • Red (Pantone 1927c)
  • Navy (Pantone 2955c)
  • Silver
  • E-white or Grey (depending on the manufacturer I choose)
  • Black








Vendors
  • NA: Desktop Designs (My own storefront)
  • Asia: TBD
  • Europe: TBD




Like I said above, I am currently looking into multiple manufacturers at the moment, one of which is in the color matching phase right now. As for the prototype we made one final change to make the 4head and chin smaller because it looked better imo so anyone who thinks otherwise can click off now.



Anyways, we also made a change to the feet for custom molded ones based off of the SCUF design by Zambumon, but those were too tall and would probably change the front height a lot for non-deskmat users, so we made it much smaller (see below)



Here are some pictures of the keboard if you would like to see them for yourself:
(please note that this is not the final design and there is a redesign as stated above, prototypes for that soontm)











Here is a sound test if you feel like watching it:
(alpacas on alu)

« Last Edit: Sun, 03 October 2021, 04:52:59 by yuutsu »

Offline yuutsu

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 07:27:53 »
Reserved

Offline Pyroo

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 07:35:14 »
Good to see the ic finally out, glwic fren  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 07:57:10 »
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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 07:57:39 »
Heck yeah!

Offline katteeem

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 07:58:53 »
cool kebord, cool dude. glwic!

Offline Cipulot

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 08:04:50 »
Cool design and color options :thumb:. Good job Yuutsu

Definetelly interested and waiting to see what EU vendor you'll use.

Offline ZapKB

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 08:19:41 »
Looks great! Hotswap option would be great if possible this late in the design process.

Offline yuutsu

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 08:50:36 »
Looks great! Hotswap option would be great if possible this late in the design process.

I donít plan to offer hotswap for one simple reason: there isnít enough space under the PCB, Iím worried about bottom out.

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 08:51:57 »
Any chance of adding arrow key support ?

Offline yuutsu

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 10:51:56 »
Nope, the board is done with after this next prototype I think.

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 10:56:56 »
Can you show some pics of the internals as well?

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 11:06:32 »
Can you show some pics of the internals as well?
I sure will! I'm trying to get some exploded renders done and I will post pics along with those!

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 11:43:01 »
Hmm, I oddly interested for some reason. I noticed the purple color chip, is there any consideration on running that color?

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 12:59:21 »
Maybe a special edition? who knows, but for now I am saving this for the future.

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 17:12:46 »
Ahh yes, the "no bull**** IC".

Where "bull****" is apparently any kind of proof that you've actually made a working keyboard. You've got a metal rectangle with keycaps on it and you're asking for $450.

No way I would be willing to buy a keyboard from someone who's proud of putting out an IC this poor.
Hello again, I see you are trying to start stuff here too? I am going to have to ask you to refrain from doing so for all our sakes.
« Last Edit: Tue, 28 September 2021, 17:57:30 by yuutsu »

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 21:01:05 »
Ahh yes, the "no bull**** IC".

Where "bull****" is apparently any kind of proof that you've actually made a working keyboard. You've got a metal rectangle with keycaps on it and you're asking for $450.

No way I would be willing to buy a keyboard from someone who's proud of putting out an IC this poor.
I think a $400 40% rectangle would fit your taste better

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 29 September 2021, 09:57:16 »
Reserved!!!!
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Offline wndy

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 29 September 2021, 10:06:05 »
Looks great! I'd love to see a sound test/typing test, even if the prototype you have on hand isn't finalized yet.

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 29 September 2021, 17:22:01 »
Looks great! I'd love to see a sound test/typing test, even if the prototype you have on hand isn't finalized yet.

I just posted one! Thank you for taking interest!

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70 - Updated Picutres
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 30 September 2021, 06:04:23 »
Thx for posting PCB pics!!
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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70 - Updated Picutres
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 30 September 2021, 15:34:52 »
Removed a couple posts that didn't add anything to the discussion and were fairly aggressive toward OP

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Re: [IC] Symmetry 70 - Updated Picutres
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 30 September 2021, 20:39:10 »
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« Reply #23 on: Fri, 01 October 2021, 01:39:46 »
Removed a couple posts that didn't add anything to the discussion and were fairly aggressive toward OP

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