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twohands:
Hi - long time lurker, and long time ergo user here. I'm starting this thread to fill what I thought was an obvious missing niche: a beautiful, sleek ErgoDox case. There are other ICs like this I've managed to find but neither are exactly what I wanted (Uni66 - not columnar, Bireme - great but appears incomplete and not enough thumb buttons). I'm appealing to the popularity of ErgoDox in the ergo subcommunity to design and release a case compatible with the standard design. This is also a way for me to gauge interest and learn how to do GBs - if not enough interest, I'll just go back to making customs for personal use only.

Main idea:

* CNC Aluminum case with colored finish, opting for a modern style.
* Tenting solution - this will attach to or replace bottom of case.
* Brass/Aluminum/Steel plates.
* Compatible with stock ErgoDox layout - plates, shape, electronics.
Details:

* Plates compatible with Cherry switches.
* Case uses USB and TRRS connectors.
* Likely top-mount but still working this out.
* Aiming to have this be the "luxury" option for ergo, so exploring the idea of brass weight blocks.
* Likely no LED lighting or even indicator lights.
* Sorry, this is a wired board for now.
As stated, I'm aiming to keep it simple and make it compatible as much as possible with ErgoDox. The reason is to de-scope and maximize likelihood of completing (or definitively killing) this project in a timely manner.

If you're an ErgoDox user looking for an upgrade, please fill out https://forms.gle/89aJT5xPVnNQe18A8

Thanks for reading!

logo4poop:
Could you at least have renders before releasing an ic?

twohands:

--- Quote from: logo4poop on Wed, 20 May 2020, 00:14:50 ---Could you at least have renders before releasing an ic?

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I can do that. Should I close thread for now or just attach it when I have it rendered?

Puddsy:

--- Quote from: twohands on Wed, 20 May 2020, 00:18:47 ---
--- Quote from: logo4poop on Wed, 20 May 2020, 00:14:50 ---Could you at least have renders before releasing an ic?

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I can do that. Should I close thread for now or just attach it when I have it rendered?

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attach when done

this is something a lot of people have wanted for a while

YMwoo:
I was looking for this for awhile before i finally settled on Sol 2.
Bireme was my favorite so far and I actually like the less thumb button, however since it seems the development will still take awhile I didn't choose it.
I'm not a fan of TRRS connector, USB-C to USB-C would be better personally.
Also, hopefully it's high profile, never a big fan of common sandwich low profile case for split keyboards.

Other than that, I think I'd be able to comment more once you have render.

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