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Offline Tom_Kazansky

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[IC] FKS87 - Southpaw TKL - Prototype in progress
« on: Sun, 19 September 2021, 09:22:09 »
Hello everyone,
Welcome to the interest check for the FKS87.


277169-0

IC Form: https://forms.gle/PQFcAeW6HUooLrrh9

I want to make a southpaw TKL, here are the renders: https://imgur.com/a/pq4kzMj

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277173-2
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277177-4

the specs of this board:

Case:
- CNC'd 6061 Aluminum
- Top mount
- 6° typing angle
- Stainless Steel weight (need confirmation from factory, I would drop this if the price is too high)

Plate:
- CNC'd 6061 Aluminum
- Universal layout

PCB:
- ATMega32u4
- QMK and VIA supported
- ESD protection
- Type-C USB daugtherboard
- Soldered PCB
- Supported layout:
276476-5

Color: (anodization)
- Black, Blue, Red, Silver, Yellow

Kit Content:
- Case (top and bottom pieces)
- Plate
- Weight (pending)
- PCBs (main one and daugtherboard)
- hardwares: screws, bumpons

Pricing and Sale Format:
- Price: TBD
- Quantity: 30 ~ 50
- FCFS through my store (which is not yet available)
- The board will be shipped from Ha Noi, Vietnam.

previous form: https://forms.gle/q8X7Cadv9seCYSZ8A (Closed)

If you're interested in this board, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/PQFcAeW6HUooLrrh9

Any and all constructive feedback is great!
Thank you.
« Last Edit: Thu, 21 October 2021, 05:02:42 by Tom_Kazansky »

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [IC] TKS87 - Southpaw TKL - pending design decisions
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 19 September 2021, 12:24:09 »
Renders? Form doesn’t work.

Offline kameron

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Re: [IC] TKS87 - Southpaw TKL - pending design decisions
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 19 September 2021, 13:03:32 »
add renders of something and the form doesnt work this is pre ic needs a lot of work

Offline Tom_Kazansky

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Re: [IC] TKS87 - Southpaw TKL - pending design decisions
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 19 September 2021, 20:08:07 »
add renders of something and the form doesnt work this is pre ic needs a lot of work

Renders? Form doesn’t work.

form fixed.
I can't decide on some layout option so I need your feedback.

Offline linell

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Re: [IC] TKS87 - Southpaw TKL - pending design decisions
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 02:12:06 »
Always wanted to see something like this!

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Re: [IC] TKS87 - Southpaw TKL - pending design decisions
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 09:33:54 »
are you designing this board or are we?

Offline Tom_Kazansky

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Re: [IC] TKS87 - Southpaw TKL - pending design decisions
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 10:07:14 »
Always wanted to see something like this!

thank you!  ;D

are you designing this board or are we?

I design it but I want to sell to you (the users).
I'm afraid my taste is... weird and it might be difficult to sell the board.  :blank:


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Re: [IC] TKS87 - Southpaw TKL - pending design decisions
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 19:59:06 »
form updated:
- add image to bezel option
- add more options to "above nav cluster"

you can edit your response now.

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Re: [IC] TKS87 - Southpaw TKL - pending design decisions
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 20:29:17 »
This is what I, a consumer, would like to see as a successful TKL.

1. Yellow, silver, and black only.
2. Top mount, aluminum plate only
3. f12 (f13 will look odd on southpaw)
4. 1mm corner fillets; 12mm top, 5mm sides, 8mm bottom
5.    No knob, OLED on that spot you picked
6. stainless steel through weight (assuming you can do it since you have SSplate option)



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Offline Tom_Kazansky

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Re: [IC] TKS87 - Southpaw TKL - pending design decisions
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 20 September 2021, 21:23:10 »
This is what I, a consumer, would like to see as a successful TKL.

1. Yellow, silver, and black only.
2. Top mount, aluminum plate only
3. f12 (f13 will look odd on southpaw)
4. 1mm corner fillets; 12mm top, 5mm sides, 8mm bottom
5.    No knob, OLED on that spot you picked
6. stainless steel through weight (assuming you can do it since you have SSplate option)




thank you, I will keep these points in mind.  :thumb:
the Stainless Steel plate is actually not from the CNC factory I'm working with, but I will ask the CNC Factory about the weight.

Offline Tom_Kazansky

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Re: [IC] FKS87 - Southpaw TKL - Work in progress
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 25 September 2021, 04:09:23 »
Hello,
I have closed the form, and based on survey results, I will proceed with the following layout:
- F13 F-row
- Led indicators (actually tied with "oled + rotary encoder" option but I will choose the "easier" option)


The next update will have renders, stay tuned!  ;D

Offline linell

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Re: [IC] FKS87 - Southpaw TKL - Work in progress
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 26 September 2021, 18:43:59 »
Hello,
I have closed the form, and based on survey results, I will proceed with the following layout:
- F13 F-row
- Led indicators (actually tied with "oled + rotary encoder" option but I will choose the "easier" option)
Show Image


The next update will have renders, stay tuned!  ;D
Can't wait to see this layout on a keyboard!

Offline Tom_Kazansky

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Re: [IC] FKS87 - Southpaw TKL - Renders are up!
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 11 October 2021, 10:52:22 »
Hello,
The renders are up!  ;D
If you're interested in this board, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/PQFcAeW6HUooLrrh9






Offline linell

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Re: [IC] FKS87 - Southpaw TKL - Renders are up!
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 11 October 2021, 11:25:34 »
please consider half plates

Offline Tom_Kazansky

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Re: [IC] FKS87 - Southpaw TKL - Prototype in progress
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 21 October 2021, 05:05:00 »
is there anyone else interests in this board?  ;D

I just placed my order for the prototype PCB.

please consider half plates

I will.  :thumb: