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Offline antcrm

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[IC] Extreme75% mini980
« on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 21:23:31 »
Hello everyone, this is a small keyboard we like to refer to as mini980.
Let's look at the layout first:




IC form

First of all, this is a 74 keys keyboard, based on layout 980 but some different, such as the key; and ‘’ next to L,changed to the Shift + K and Shift+L, and the [] key next to P has been reduced to Shift +\(the key below BS).then 6.25 spacebar spit to 2.75 U+2.25 U,the purpose of the  spacebar modification is not to need to buy a big set of keycaps, the second is to be able to add a custom key for this keyboard
Next, look into the structural features,



Gasket mount, it involves a 1.5mm thick PC plate with a rubber o-ring between the plate and PCB, we add a o-ring gasket as above pic. It will also use 2.5mm poron tabs for the plate. This should help with achieving a softer typing feeling. There are two kinds of PCBs soldered and hot-swap(not the same pcb),We plan to make both Bluetooth and wired versions of the pcb.

As the below pic shows, the keyboard has an internal weight, which is also a battery compartment


When: early: October
GB style: first 200 orders will be instock shipping immediately, the everything past 200 will be GB and have a 3 month production.
Who will be selling: Esc-hit (worldwide)
Expected pricing: 300 for BLE, 270 for wired

Changes:
Extreme75% first prototype typing experience was not good, because we designed is 4.75 mm PC plate, the advantages of the plate is a good support, the keyboard will feel very full, but there is no soft in gasket feel.
So after a second of entanglement, we decided to revise the drawing to make a new prototype, We kept making prototypes until we were satisfied.

1. The plate thickness was 4.75mm in the first version which was too thick, because the hard type feeling, we changed the plate thickness 1.5mm in the new version. The benefits of doing this are known to increase flexibility and soft typing.
2. Added Bluetooth
3. We changed the weight design to be more thematic
4. Added Flex cuts to the pcb to help with the typing experience

Photos (current photos are unfinished):


v1 Proto photos:


more renders:




IC form

for further information,pls click:https://discord.gg/tupDGdAUAB
« Last Edit: Thu, 09 September 2021, 01:29:44 by antcrm »

Offline surplusofchairs

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 21:52:42 »
a frl board w a numpad! is there an ic form?

Offline antcrm

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 21:54:32 »
a frl board w a numpad! is there an ic form?
Could we talk on Discord? Instant communication can be more effective

Offline NotYellow

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 21:56:30 »
Very epic board, Yellow Approves

Offline Faceman76

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 22:08:18 »
This will please the minimalists who still need a number pad.

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Offline tngpq

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 22:21:13 »
Not for me, but a very very interesting board. GLWIC.

Offline dededecline

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 22:24:22 »
Love this idea! Any chance that enter could have the option of being split into 1u + 1.25u keys? A bit more friendly punctuation that way.

Offline zungzangbi

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 23:46:07 »
I have to say the layout is insane and I probably won't get used to it ever, but I really love the design!

Offline antcrm

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 00:09:52 »
Love this idea! Any chance that enter could have the option of being split into 1u + 1.25u keys? A bit more friendly punctuation that way.
It's a bit of a departure from our original intention that we no need buy big set keycaps

Offline TalksToChalk

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 00:16:58 »
Split Backspace? My pinky hurts just looking at this layout

Offline Kokaloo

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 01:24:34 »
Great and fun layout. I think simplifying the daughterboard channel would help out on a few things (less to cut, shorter connector cord) but otherwise I really like what I see!
Seconding this as well.

Love this idea! Any chance that enter could have the option of being split into 1u + 1.25u keys? A bit more friendly punctuation that way.

Offline Daesya

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 06:49:14 »
This will please the minimalists who still need a number pad.

agreed I'm looking for small board and don't really want to bother with a macropad atm so this layout look like the perfect compromise

Offline CbR4

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 08:11:26 »
The more I think about this, the more I love it. I'm not 100% sold on the offset arrow keys, but that's more a personal preference. Full numpad on a compact board is a huge win.

I'd almost like to see the backslash and backspace keys switched though. I know it's unorthodox, but in a compact keyboard I think I prefer the backspace to be with the alpha keys. The 2U key in the number row could be changed to 2 x 1U keys to have the backslash and hyphen keys with the number row. In saying that, I don't often use backslash so I don't know how inconvenient it would be if it were in the number row.

Love the idea of Bluetooth too eventually. I hope this goes well, definitely interested in seeing the prototype.

Offline empa

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 08:30:37 »
Really digging the layout.. keen to see this go a head :)

Offline Visionaire

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 08:37:14 »
Since you already have a numpad, seems like a good opportunity to put at least F1 - 10 on the top row there.

Offline jabe8i

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 08:53:00 »
An option for all 1u for the numpad would be nice (for macros stuff). Also split backspace option would be nice too.

Offline Neely_12

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 08:59:17 »
Very interesting. I like the idea.

Offline hzsh

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 09:05:17 »
Very unique, haven't seen anything like it before. Won't be picking up because the design isn't for me, but I an definitely see the appeal. GLWIC!

Offline Ouro

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 10:40:36 »
I am in love with this keyboard and layout  :eek: Does it support Split LShift/Backspace/Numpad Enter?

Offline BrickParade

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 11:43:41 »
I like this layout quite a bit and am definitely interested!

Offline Father

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 17:55:55 »
sick board, would love an option with the backspace split, and have the pipe key be backspace instead, kinda like an hhkb

Offline PradyXT

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 08:34:52 »
Looks like a unique layout, I want one :)

Offline Rubbermilitia

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 11:50:10 »
The more I look at this layout/board, the more I love it. Good clean aesthetic and great price point too. Also like the isolation mount. Good job, will be watching this!

Offline nqbshas

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 12:02:16 »
fresh layout wow

Offline namidettje

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 12:21:45 »
Like the layout.

Is there an ISO option in mind? Also, the split spacebar is going to be the only spacebar position available?

Depending on the answer i'm getting 3 of them. :P

GLWIC






Offline Cowmovie4

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 16:16:20 »
very cool layout nice price, GLWIC, hope you make it to GB!
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Offline Faceman76

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 17:01:57 »
Like the layout.

Is there an ISO option in mind? Also, the split spacebar is going to be the only spacebar position available?

Depending on the answer i'm getting 3 of them.

GLWIC
Wouldn't ISO go against the principles of this design?

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Offline Arcoril

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 17:40:55 »
This is a really unique layout and I like it a lot. As mentioned before, I'd love the option to split the enter into two 1.0u + 1.25u keys. I'd also really like the option to split the backspace into two 1.0u keys as well so that it would be possible to do ESC + F1-F12 on the top row.

Offline ScarletStar

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 00:43:10 »
I'd like the option to split that huge Shift key into two ....

Offline vheissu

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 23:52:57 »
Wouldnt there be a way to support a full spacebar?
« Last Edit: Fri, 25 June 2021, 00:08:53 by vheissu »

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 23:53:09 »
Wouldnt there be a way to support a full spacebar?
« Last Edit: Fri, 25 June 2021, 00:03:38 by Gondolindrim »
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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 23:53:21 »
Wouldnt there be a way to support a full spacebar?
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« Reply #32 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 23:53:28 »

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 23:53:42 »
Wouldnt there be a way to support a full spacebar?
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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 23:54:37 »
Wouldnt there be a way to support a full spacebar?
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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 23:54:54 »
Wouldnt there be a way to support a full spacebar?
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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 23:55:21 »
Wouldnt there be a way to support a full spacebar?
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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 23:55:47 »
Wouldnt there be a way to support a full spacebar?
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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 23:57:05 »
Wouldnt there be a way to support a full spacebar?
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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 25 June 2021, 00:00:28 »
What
« Last Edit: Fri, 25 June 2021, 00:07:42 by Gondolindrim »
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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 25 June 2021, 04:02:46 »
Really nice design and also great renders.  Interested.
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Offline ScarletStar

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 14 July 2021, 14:00:04 »
Is there going to be an ISO version for the PCB?

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 12:48:03 »
does the estimate price for hotswap and Bluetooth?

Offline antcrm

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 18 July 2021, 02:49:25 »
does the estimate price for hotswap and Bluetooth?
yes

Offline Therien

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 19 July 2021, 02:06:53 »
Oh my what a pretty thing. I do not need a numpad, but this makes me wish I did!

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 23 July 2021, 00:18:23 »
Love this idea! Any chance that enter could have the option of being split into 1u + 1.25u keys? A bit more friendly punctuation that way.

This and split "backspace" and I'm in.

Offline Devastator

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 01 August 2021, 12:01:47 »
A very unique design and I hope we start to see more creators including a numpad!  For this reason, I'm in...this board will be great amongst my 60-75% collection  :))

Offline Dinerenblanc

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 06 September 2021, 17:48:13 »
Very interested, though I'm hoping more colors would be offered. Black, Grey, and Silver is a pretty dull selection.

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Re: [IC] Extreme75% mini980
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 08 September 2021, 08:39:46 »
Damn, I love this layout.

I only wish you guys would've centered the usb cutout though :(

(please consider the split enter request? Seems like a great idea that could be implemente easily enough?)