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Offline Ehtna

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[IC] Ethereal - FRL TKL
« on: Sun, 12 February 2023, 05:33:29 »
    Ethereal
    FRL TKL with a Pen Bar


    My brother has always been a fan of stationary and I've always loved the aesthetics of a Pen Bar so combining my favourite layout and desired side profile, I'd like to introduce my keyboard, Ethereal.



    0. IC Link
    If you are interested in this project, it would mean a great deal if you could fill in this IC!
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iRFFn-eF78n0selObaqfGI7qZ7xRUQbkT9LpJ88hOto/edit#settings



    1. Details
    • Case Angle: 8
    • Materials: Aluminum 6063 Top and Bottom Case, Brass C360 Weight, Aluminum 6063 Penbar
    • Mounting: Gummy O-ring Mount
    • Plate: 1.5mm Alu Full Plate (Half Plate to be released after GB) Potential for other plate options
    • Colours: TBA
    • PCB: 1.6mm Solder PCB Designed by Chubbymonk with USB-C daughterboard - configurable with QMK/VIA/VIAL
    • Layout Options:

    296423-0



    2. To Do List
    • Prototype 2 to be produced
    • Organise Vendors and Pricing
    • Packaging Design
    • Finalise Pricing
    • GB



    3. Vendors and Pricing
    Vendors and Pricing TBA. If there are any vendors interested, please feel free to contact me on discord at ehtna#9688 or on Instagram @keeb.aru. I would love to work with you guys!



    4. Photos + Soundtests

    V1 Proto in Black and Blue
    Note* Previous engravings limited to r1 Proto round

    Proto 0: 3dp





    Proto 1: Black





    Proto 1: Blue



    296405-6

    Proto R2 Case (Renders TBA)

    296409-7

    296407-8

    296411-9



    Soundtest: Proto 0 (Rode NT-USB)
    3dp Proto Sound Test: Fr4 Plate + Allclacks (Lubed with 105 on springs, 205 on rails)
    https://voca.ro/119AJzRbubmo
    Soundtest: Proto 1
    Alu Proto Sound Test: Fr4 Plate + Tungsten Switches Lubed with 205g0
    https://voca.ro/15wWPIUGTuAz
    Fr4 + All clacks (Alu Case)
    https://vocaroo.com/1fmXX2NA2zcl

    Sound Tests with Video will be uploaded when I get my Proto 1 back from being cerakoted. Build Vod to be uploaded for R2



    5. Changes from R1
    • Penbar switched from Magnet Mount to Screw Mount
    • JST cutout slightly deeper to ensure no clearance issues
    • Change from Internal Weight to External
    • Added WKL Version
    • Case angle changed from 6 to 8


    FAQ
    • Do you have a Server?
    Not currently. A discord server is in the works and will be announced on my Instagram. For now, please follow @keeb.aru on Instagram for updates. I will also update the Geekhack with any announcements/updates.
    • How many units will there be?
    The amount of Units depends on community reception. I don't know at this stage and will be judged through IC
    • Will Hotswap be offered
    Currently unsure. If you would like Hotswap, please indicate it in the IC



    A massive Thank You to the Specsavers group you guys have been the best. Especially @trulychewyie for helping me through joining in the R1 Proto Run and being a great friend. Check him out for your custom cable needs! Also Chubbymonk for all your help and having to deal with me over this whole project. Your help means the world to me.
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    « Last Edit: Sun, 12 February 2023, 15:43:07 by Ehtna »

    Offline Iceman15491

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    Re: [IC] Ethereal - FRL TKL
    « Reply #1 on: Sun, 12 February 2023, 07:23:12 »
    Are we able to get any specific pricing information for this?

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    Re: [IC] Ethereal - FRL TKL
    « Reply #2 on: Sun, 12 February 2023, 07:34:13 »
    I support the rise of the FRL TKL.  :thumb:

    Could you replace pictures 2-7 with higher quality ones? Would like to be able to have a closer look.
    Also I like the Pokemon engraving (I know that that wont be in the official run).
    « Last Edit: Sun, 12 February 2023, 07:38:01 by twitchytheinsideman »

    Offline dvllpxe

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    Re: [IC] Ethereal - FRL TKL
    « Reply #3 on: Sun, 12 February 2023, 10:10:55 »
    heck yeah im about this. i dig the render of the brass/copper weight w the engraving in it. hope to see a proto of that whenever that becomes possible. thank you for your efforts!

    Offline Findecanor

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    Re: [IC] Ethereal - FRL TKL
    « Reply #4 on: Sun, 12 February 2023, 10:16:43 »
    I notice in the layout graph that the split left shift option is 1u1.25u, not 1.25u1u (ISO).
    Is the keyboard really that way, or is it just an error in the graph?
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    Offline sugar#8888

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    Re: [IC] Ethereal - FRL TKL
    « Reply #5 on: Sun, 12 February 2023, 12:18:41 »
    typed on this at the sydney meet mid last year and was a big fan of it. frltkl rise up! ;D glwic!

    Offline Ehtna

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    Re: [IC] Ethereal - FRL TKL
    « Reply #6 on: Sun, 12 February 2023, 15:25:13 »
    I notice in the layout graph that the split left shift option is 1u1.25u, not 1.25u1u (ISO).
    Is the keyboard really that way, or is it just an error in the graph?

    Hey! Sorry that was just an error. The PCB is the actual Iso layout. I'll get that fixed thanks so much for the heads up

    Offline Ehtna

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    Re: [IC] Ethereal - FRL TKL
    « Reply #7 on: Sun, 12 February 2023, 15:28:02 »
    I support the rise of the FRL TKL.  :thumb:

    Could you replace pictures 2-7 with higher quality ones? Would like to be able to have a closer look.
    Also I like the Pokemon engraving (I know that that wont be in the official run).

    Thank you for your support! I'm in the process of getting some better photos done and will reupdate my post and post on my instagram as well if you were interested!

    Offline Ehtna

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    Re: [IC] Ethereal - FRL TKL
    « Reply #8 on: Sun, 12 February 2023, 15:41:06 »
    Are we able to get any specific pricing information for this?

    Hey! At this point I am unsure but I should hopefully be able to give an update on that soon!