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Offline koolaidpapa

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[GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 17:44:53 »
Sale is Officially Open


- Design03 -
Sculpted Stacked Alice
Designed by KoolAidPapa






0. Table of Contents

     1. Keyboard Details
     2. Group Buy/Price Information
     3. Twitch Streams
     4. Standard Views
     5. PCB/Foam Gallery
     6. Color Gallery
     7. Plate Gallery
     8. Acknowledgements



1. Keyboard Details

     PCB information (Collaboration)
          - Arctangent(KB) X Mechlovin' Adelais rev 4, blue solder-mask

     Case information
          - Mounting Style: Sandwich
          - Plate Thickness: 1.5mm
          - Typing Angle: ~6.5 degrees
          - Mounting Hardware: 1/4" diameter thick brass standoffs, low-profile top screws, standard-profile bottom screws
          - Built Weight: ~3.5 lbs / 1.6 kg (metal plate), ~2.5 lbs / 1.1 kg (FR4 plate)

     Material information
          - Plate Materials: Stainless Steel, Brass, Copper, FR4
          - Plate Finishing: Vibration, Sandblasted, Brushed (FR4 single standard finish)
          - Acrylic Colors:
               - Clear: Frosted (matte), Clear (non-glare)
               - Standard: Black, White (all matte)
               - Colored: Caribbean, Cherry Blossom, Citrus, Daffodil, Fuchsia, Glacier, Grey, Lime Green, Passion Fruit, Poppy, Soft Blue, Soft Green, Soft Red, Soft Teal, Soft Yellow, Wedgewood, Wisteria (all matte)

     Foam Information (Collaboration)
          - StupidFish.Design, 2mm thick

     Keyboard Case Comes Fully Assembled
          - Similar to Section 6.



2. Group Buy/Price Information

     Group Buy Website: https://arctangentkb.com/collections/design03-alice
     Updates: https://discord.gg/DtXAGKG3sm
     Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arctangent_kb/

     Start Date: March 20, 2021 - 9:00 AM EST
     End Date: April 17, 2021 - 9:00 AM EST (4 week duration)

     Timeline: Estimated ship date would be 6 months (October 2021)
          - I will do my absolute best to move this estimate to the left.
          - Reason why this is 6 months is due to the fact that every case will have the protective layers removed from the acrylic and every case comes assembled.
          - After the first two weeks of the GB phase (1/2 way through), procurement and manufacturing will begin to take place.
          - Constant updates will be given either through my discord server or through Instagram (both linked above).
          - However, if there is an exponential demand for this case further than I currently imagine, I kindly ask to reserve the right to either limit the number of orders,
             adjust the estimated timeline, or adjust the fulfillment schedule for order in waves

     Case Pricing (without PCB/Foam)
|
Clear
|
Standard
|
Colored
          Stainless Steel: Vibration|  $210.00  |  $220.00  |  $230.00 
          Stainless Steel: Sandblasted|  $215.00  |  $225.00  |  $245.00 
          Stainless Steel: Brushed|  $220.00  |  $230.00  |  $240.00 
          Brass: Vibration|  $235.00  |  $245.00  |  $265.00 
          Brass: Sandblasted|  $240.00  |  $250.00  |  $270.00 
          Brass: Brushed|  $245.00  |  $255.00  |  $275.00 
          Copper: Vibration|  $240.00  |  $250.00  |  $270.00 
          Copper: Sandblasted|  $245.00  |  $255.00  |  $275.00 
          Copper: Brushed|  $250.00  |  $260.00  |  $280.00 
          FR4|  $195.00  |  $205.00  |  $225.00 

     Notes on price differences from the original IC:
           - Extra +$5.00 added to the PCB price to remain consistent with Mechlovin' and other partners of theirs.
           - Extra +$5.00-$10.00 added to the case price due to adjustments of plate material pricing.

     Add-ons
          Mechlovin' Adelais rev 4 PCB: +$55.00
               Website: https://mechlovin.studio/

          StupidFish Plate Foam: +$15.00
               Website: https://stupidfish.design/

          Extra Plates:
                - Stainless Steel: Vibration +$40.00
               - Stainless Steel: Sandblasted +$45.00
               - Stainless Steel: Brushed +$50.00
               - Brass: Vibration +$65.00
               - Brass: Sandblasted +$70.00
               - Brass: Brushed +$75.00
               - Copper: Vibration +$70.00
               - Copper: Sandblasted +$75.00
               - Copper: Brushed +$80.00
               - FR4 +$25.00




3. Twitch Streams

Alexotos (Feb 28, 2021)
Twitch VOD link
Langelandia (Mar 19, 2021)
Twitch VOD link
ManoliVisuals (Mar 25, 2021)
Twitch VOD link
EuraPSD (Mar 29, 2021)
VOD Expired, but can be seen here
Xinxinwong (Apr 10, 2021)
Twitch VOD link - Youtube sound test


4. Standard Views




5. PCB/Foam Gallery




6. Color Gallery

Matte Daffodil with
Brushed Brass Plate
Matte Wisteria with
Sandblasted Copper Plate
Matte Wedgewood with
Brushed Stainless Steel Plate
Matte Citrus with
Vibration Stainless Steel Plate

Clear (non-glare) with
Brushed Brass Plate
Matte Soft Teal with
Brushed Brass Plate
Matte Fuchsia with
Vibration Stainless Steel Plate
Matte Glacier with
Sandblasted Copper Plate

Matte Caribbean with
Sandblasted Stainless Steel Plate
Matte Cherry Blossom with
Sandblasted Copper Plate
Matte Black with
Sandblasted Stainless Steel Plate
Matte Poppy with
Brushed Brass Plate

Matte Soft Purple with
Brushed Stainless Steel Plate
Matte Soft Yellow with
Sandblasted Copper Plate
Matte Soft Red with
Brushed Stainless Steel Plate
Matte White with
Brushed Brass Plate

Matte Frosted Clear with
Brushed Brass Plate
Matte Grey with
Brushed Brass Plate
Matte Passion Fruit with
Brushed Stainless Steel Plate
Matte Lime Green with
Brushed Stainless Steel Plate

Matte Soft Blue with
Brushed Brass Plate
Matte Soft Green with
Brushed Brass Plate



7. Plate Gallery

Brushed Brass
Brushed Copper
Brushed Stainless Steel

Sandblasted Brass (Design02 ref.)
Sandblasted Copper
Sandblasted Stainless Steel

Vibration Brass
Vibration Copper (Design02 ref.)
Vibration Stainless Steel (Design02 ref.)

FR4 (Design02 ref.)



8. Acknowledgements

- Special Thanks to the Following Individuals/Groups -

Manoli Visuals Discord Server for general support and encouragement throughout the process
Manoli Visuals, SpenceFence, Khaine (Consider GMK Tea & Biscuits), Segneri, PizzaForce, DiegoSmitty, False_shi, Konami_Ai, BoopKaz, MissNewVegas, Santos, RPMorrison, ThksForTheVenom, Thatfnboi, Bread_mold, itsChente

Members of Mechlovin' for allowing me to include their PCBs with this Group Buy
Flying and Vu.nq, thanks for running to the post office for me before CNY began

StupidFish for collaborating on plate foam
StupidFish and his handler (Mrs. Fish) for letting him get close to a laser cutter

Content Creators
Alexotos, EuraPSD, PizzaForce, Langelandia, and ManoliVisuals for showcasing and reviewing the keyboard

Others
keebnewb for helping me figure out how to create tables for Geekhack
Alexotos for being supportive of my work since Summer 2020 with the initial idea of the Design02
Everyone that has filled out the IC, giving their honest opinions and showing their own support/interest for my work
And of course my family, close friends, and significant-other for the constant support ever since the beginning with starting this adventure


« Last Edit: Thu, 15 April 2021, 20:51:57 by koolaidpapa »

Offline koolaidpapa

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 19:31:28 »
Update 1: March 3, 2021
Posted Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/lx5obx/gb_design03_stacked_acrylic_alice_by_arctankb/


Update 2: March 4, 2021
Can you measure the front height of the case, please?

Basic dimensions shown below (images)
More


Look at that, a new color appeared on my acrylic source's website...
New color will be added: Soft Purple



Update 3: March 7, 2021
Langelandia stream delayed by one week (March 19)


Update 4: March 8, 2021
Ordered acrylic for 9 of the missing colors. 2 will still be missing as they are currently out-of-stock.


Update 5: March 20, 2021
Uploaded 8 more colors to Section 6: Soft Purple, Soft Red, Soft Yellow, Lime Green, Passion Fruit, White, Grey, Poppy

Opened Group Buy


Update 6: March 28, 2021
Updated pictures and stream links for both Langelandia and ManoliVisuals stream.


Update 7: April 2, 2021
Updated pictures for Section 6 for Frosted Clear, Soft Green, and Soft Blue. Thus, concludes all the example color cases.


Update 8: April 15, 2021
Added build stream from xinxinwong, uploaded photos and VOD/youtube link for both xinxinwong and Eurapsd. Removed PizzaForce stream due to schedule issues.
« Last Edit: Thu, 15 April 2021, 20:54:02 by koolaidpapa »

Offline dirtegg

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 20:04:05 »
OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Offline elephantastic

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 20:05:34 »
I'll take your whole stock, thanks

Offline Chippy

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 20:12:02 »
Woah, those sides are great. Love to see all these creative designs with stacked acrylic.
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

Offline darthcapn

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 20:14:57 »
Yumm!

Offline Rayndalf

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 20:20:49 »
It reminds me of the topographical I had to make in architecture class.

I'm also glad people have found a way to make great use of the strengths of acrylic.

Offline MissNewVegas

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 20:22:12 »
Very excited for this GB! This will be a great birthday present for myself UwU

Offline ManoliVisuals

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 20:24:16 »
stoopid thicc like my calves.....13/10

Offline Konami_Ai

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 20:54:53 »
I know just how much time, work and effort was put into this project, and it absolutely shows! This is gonna be EPIC. Amazing work!

(Also, as an aside, after lurking oh here for MONTHS, this might just be the CLEANEST GH thread I've ever seen)

Offline false_shi

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 21:40:17 »
Damn boi he thicc. very nice Mr Arctan. I'll take 5

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 13:42:21 »
matte citrus is a starry boi  :p

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 15:21:08 »
Arctan you've been flexing these in Eura's server and every time you do I want one. The new feet are so sick! Getting one for myself and one for my RSI friend  :thumb:

Offline Aritega

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 12:21:00 »
Can you measure the front height of the case, please?

Offline koolaidpapa

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 18:45:45 »
Can you measure the front height of the case, please?

Updated in reserved.

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 19:17:17 »
Can you measure the front height of the case, please?

Updated in reserved.

Thank you!
« Last Edit: Thu, 04 March 2021, 20:14:07 by Aritega »

Offline Khaine

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 15 March 2021, 17:29:55 »
Another amazing keyboard! Love my Design02 and will love this Design03 when I get my hands on it  ;D

Offline quarterlife

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 11:25:55 »
yeeting my hubby's stimmy into this
i'm not usually into rgb but this looks SO GOOD.

Offline koolaidpapa

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 13:38:59 »
yeeting my hubby's stimmy into this
i'm not usually into rgb but this looks SO GOOD.

This made me laugh so much.

Also Group Buy is officially open!

Offline orangekeeb

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 26 March 2021, 08:48:06 »
I really like it, but what could I do for a wrist rest, other then a custom wood job?

Offline Qwapa

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 18:37:25 »
Love this Alice especially the color on the Matte Glacier

Offline koolaidpapa

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 22:01:47 »
Love this Alice especially the color on the Matte Glacier

So far that has been the most popular choice! Also, big update today that example cases for every color on the GB have now been made. Website/Geekhack post updated accordingly!

Offline gisigwilgwelk

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 09 April 2021, 17:39:22 »
Will there be extra plates made or just enough for orders? First time keeb gp. Wanted to try fr4 for the first time but I was a bit short in the bean department to add and extra.

Regardless I can't wait!

Offline koolaidpapa

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Re: [GB] Design03 - Stacked Acrylic Alice - by Arctan(KB)
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 11 April 2021, 21:00:29 »
Will there be extra plates made or just enough for orders? First time keeb gp. Wanted to try fr4 for the first time but I was a bit short in the bean department to add and extra.

Regardless I can't wait!

Extra plates will be made