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Offline kibasanji

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[IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 14:36:39 »
Dango40
A Sweet 40%

Hey guys, I hope everyoneís day is going well!

Weíve been working hard to get this prototype just right, I initially started this project back in June of last year so Iím glad itís progressed this far and for all the people that are interested in this board and have posted questions on older ICís and my discord. This board is was inspired by the hanami dango, keeping it small and simple yet looking good I knew that a 40% would be perfect to fit the look I wanted to create. The manufacturing was done here in the USA by CadLab CNC a local machinist with loads of talent and care for the small details when it comes to metalworking, we took care of using the best metals when working with this board so you have a high-quality board in your hand when you receive it.




::: Gallery :::



::: Features :::

Case Angle
7 degree typing angle

Mounting Method
Top Mount

Material
Aluminum body, Brass Plate, Brass Weight, Brass Knob

PCB
Solder with VIA and QMK support

Case Colors
White and Black




::: Key Layouts :::
Hanimi Dango by Hectellian
Lots of bottom row options!




::: Kit Contents :::

PCB
Case
Brass Weight
Brass Plate
Gaskets
EC11 Encoder
Brass Knob



::: Price :::

TBD



::: Artisan :::

I had the idea come to me to offer a limited run for this dango cap that you can add to your order,
I really want to do it in brass to match the whole theme but I might also offer it in some different styles like resin or aluminum
with some nice art drawn on it. So far this is only an idea but one I really want to produce that will come out with the board!




::: FAQ :::

Q. When is the groupbuy date?
A. Theres no current date as of yet.

Q. How many boards will be made?
A. I'm looking to make sure that the amount of boards made isn't too high, so it will be on a FCFS basis.

Q. Will there be Ortho?
A. I didn't think of ortho when making the board so currently there will be no ortho support, maybe in a R2 I'll add support if there is a majority that would like it.

Q. Will there be hotswap?
A. I wanted to stick to the roots on this board and solder was the way to go, I feel like there are a lot of people that appreciate
the effort that goes into soldering your own board and it's something that I wanted to fulfill when building this board.



::: Stay Updated :::



::: Special Thanks :::

A huge thank you goes out to everyone that has helped me get to where I am today with the Dango40

CadLab CNC: Awesome machinist that made this happen!
Rikkachet: Couldn't have started this without him.
Taylor: Helped with the whole PCB process.
Stupidfish1: Provided the nice case and plate foam!
Trousers: Helped with early renders and taught me how to make renders!

And to everyone else that took time out of their day to either answer my questions or even take a look at my IC forms!



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Offline JoltFX

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 15:15:05 »
Excited to see this come to fruition

Offline 3yatt

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 17:32:44 »
Yes.

Offline paperassgasket

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 18:26:00 »
Alright let's DAN-GOOOOOO!


Offline Vibex

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 18:45:03 »
Really really loving the look of this board, though a bit sad that it will only be fcfs as I never seem to get in fast enough :/

Offline HappyB0T

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 19:34:16 »
Cool Looking board! haven't put my toes in the 40% water yet but I have all the caps just sitting here...

Offline Bantalope

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 19:51:08 »
Very clean
  

Offline kibasanji

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 20:47:59 »
Alright let's DAN-GOOOOOO!

Couldn't say it better myself!

Offline kibasanji

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Offline atlanticise

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 21:01:28 »
This board is so beautiful - the patina'd brass is so so hot. And I love that it has a big spacebar and arrow key support. Not sure if I will have money for this but I SURE HOPE SO! Keeping my eye on it for sure  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 22:20:23 »
Love this layout. GLWIC!

Offline chewnior

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 22 February 2021, 22:16:28 »
This board looks super nice, excited to see where this goes!

Offline e_v_o8

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 02:33:43 »
Will definitely be keeping better track of this. Am hooked in!


Offline Timception

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 12:58:55 »
Too cute to not buy

Offline That_One_Brodie

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 13:33:56 »
beautiful board, can't wait!

Offline kdam39

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 23:32:59 »
really enjoying the design aesthetics on this board. hopefully my first 40%

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 00:50:42 »
Waiting for an estimate price. GWLIC!

Offline Raptor_N60

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 06:28:27 »
I don't normally like 40%, but this layout sure is pretty nice :thumb:

That being said, what's with the character on the bottom right corner? Any background info?

Offline mr_fro2000

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 06:58:14 »
Looks great!  Too bad GMK Hanami Dango didn't actually run with a 40s kit...

Offline convoliution

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 24 February 2021, 15:28:13 »
The board and the artisan cap look absolutely delightful. If only I were into 40%!

Offline kibasanji

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 25 February 2021, 12:49:29 »
I don't normally like 40%, but this layout sure is pretty nice :thumb:

That being said, what's with the character on the bottom right corner? Any background info?

Sure is, 爽 is the symbol for refreshing. In Japan they have this hanami dango which people describe as a refreshing and sweet treat, the end of March to April is the time of appreciating cherry blossoms (ďhanamiĒ) thus the name hanami dango!

Offline Timception

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 25 February 2021, 23:33:52 »
Just saw that itís not hotswap, soddering is cool, but Iím probably gonna have to pass because I donít have the equipment or place to do that. :(

Offline CoolMike

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 13:26:23 »
Looks great!  Too bad GMK Hanami Dango didn't actually run with a 40s kit...

We need more 40s kits!

Support the 40s movement  ;D

Offline GreyMan

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Re: [IC] Dango 40 Update - More layouts and prototype pictures!
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 20:42:53 »
I've been lurking geekhack for a while now and after this went up decided to sign up and watch this progress. STOKED.
How it started: RedDragon K552
How it's going: SMKeys Custom 60%, DZ60RGB, Brass Plate, NK Creams, GMK Plum