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[IC] Oceanographer - GB Dates being Updated, New Protos Ordered!
« on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 08:38:37 »





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UPDATE 04/28: We have the new R2 prototype ordered.  As stated in the last update, we've tightened up all the clearances and made adjustments on certain aspects of the physical part of the board based on feedback.  The new proto should be here at the middle/end of May.  We are planning a late June or Early July GB date.  Will update more once the new proto arrives.  Also including color samples of each of the 6 GB colors so you can pick with confidence.

UPDATE 03/15: I am awaiting to send in the updated designs for R2 of the prototype to the factory.  We've tightened up all the clearances and made adjustments based on the feedback of the 9 other prototype owners, and those done on stream as well.  GB is pushing back to May timeframe for now.

UPDATE 01/26: I am currently pushing back the GB start date.  Originally planned for February 5th, I am ordering 2 more prototypes to confirm the changes that we needed to make after seeing the other 10 prototypes get built.  This shouldn't be a long delay, but I expect the GB to happen sometime in March.

UPDATE 12/08: I am working with a vendor for additional custom resin knobs to be available for purchase during the GB.  Please fill out this IC form for the knobs only!  https://forms.gle/JjUzHYmsbs4U62cXA

UPDATE 12/04:
  • Please Fill out the new IC form  https://forms.gle/sp63pBQTY958N9QA9
  • Group Buy Starts on February 1st.  It will close on February 15th or if we reach 300 boards purchased.  Whichever happens first.
  • Group buy will be run through Aeternus Decorum https://store.aeternus.co/
  • Price for the Base kit is $350 (This includes Case, Brass Weight, Brass Plate, FR4 Plate, PCB with Speaker and SMD Indicator LEDs, OLED, Rotary Encoder, Aluminum knob, and Case Hardware)
  • Color Options will be: Black, Blue (As seen in the proto pictures), Dark Green, Purple, and Rose Gold
  • Extra PCBs will be available for purchase along with extra hardware like OLEDs or Rotary Encoders

UPDATE 11/30: I am adding O-Rings to the Base Kit if you want to make yours a burger style mount and soften the typing experience a bit more for your liking.

Oceanographer is a Premium, 45% layout keyboard that is heavily influenced by 2 of my favorite boards; The Pearl and The Minivan.  Oceanographer is an homage to both boards, being that the Pearl coming from the Oyster and the Minivan and related boards being about travel, it was fitting that this board be named Oceanographer.

I’ve been tinkering with the idea of mashing up the Pearl and the Minivan for a really long time.  I love the form factor of the Pearl and the weight, and at the same time, I think the Minivan layout is one of the most efficient and intuitive of any 40/45% layouts currently on the market.  So I finally got enough motivation to download fusion and learn and teach myself the program, as well as get help from fellow users to design my own board.  With the blessing of both Evan and Koobaczech I went ahead plowed through the design phase. 

I knew I wanted a very large brass weight.  Outside of the Pearl and Cajal, there aren’t too many 40’s that have a large brass weight.  However I wanted this one to be different from your standard weight.  I knew I needed it to be unique and stand out, and I enlisted the help of /u/meatsmoothies for artwork to add.  She came up with a fantastic version of a ship on the waves of the ocean and sent it over to me.  I couldn’t be more pleased and we were able to fill a ton of negative space that is always on brass weights on other boards.  On the inside is the name of the board as well just to give it a further unique touch.  (Please note that “FSTS” will not be on any of the boards going forward.  It was only for those that participated in the prototype run.)

Next up I knew I wanted to have an extra column of keys and an arrow blocker similar to a 65% board.  However after going back and forth with /u/KnobleesOblige, we realized we could put both a rotary encoder and an OLED in that column and moved forward with that design change instead of some additional keys. 

When we finally got to the PCB, we included 3 indicator LEDs for layers or other functions, and a speaker similar to the one on the Plank.  This PCB is also a Diode-less STM32 that was designed by /u/KnobleesOblige and features ESD protection.

All of this, plus some additional background work rewarded us with a feature rich, 45% premium board. 

Oceanographers Feature List:

* Minivan Inspired Layout with Multiple Bottom Row Options (1.75U Backspace)
* 2 Piece Aluminum Case
* 3 Degree Typing Angle
* .5U Blocker to separate arrow keys
* Top Mount
* Clear Cerakoted Brass Plate
* Large Clear Cerakoted Brass Weight with artwork by Brooke
* Ship Wheel Engraving on Backside Top
* STM32 Diode-Less PCB with ESD protection designed by Taylor
* USB-C
* Rotary Encoder
* OLED Screen
* Speaker
* Indicator LEDS between Q, W, and E similar to the Minivan

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One of my biggest pet peeves is getting renders of a product and then when you order it and receive it, the product is not what you expected.  We’ve been working on this board for nearly 8 months now and ordered prototypes about 3 months ago.  The reason we are just now moving to IC on Reddit, Geekhack, and other sites is that I wanted prototypes in hand before showing to the rest of the community.  It was incredibly important to me to have an actual product in hand so you can see exactly what you will be getting.  Yes it cost money to do a small run of protos, and yes it delayed the IC for a few months, but we felt it necessary to take the time, money, and effort for the results we wanted.  This helps stop delays between an initial IC and then waiting on the GB runner to get prototypes months down the road before starting the GB.  We’ve done the legwork on the back end so you as an end user won’t have to wait additional months. 

So without further adieu, here is the album of prototypes:

https://imgur.com/a/U96EaXM

What’s next for this process?

Getting more feedback via the IC form linked at the bottom.
Make any additional changes we deem warranted/necessary based on feedback
Firm up GB Timeline and Pricing
Start GB

The Biggest thanks in the world go out to a few people for the help and advice along the way!

u/KnoblesseOblige - Man has the patience of a saint. Seriously. I couldn't have done any of this without him, and he has helped excel my knowledge of Fusion 360, tenfold. I also wouldn't have a PCB without him painstakingly routing and building a PCB for this board. He’s also taken on the task of getting the manufacturer, communicating, and ordering prototypes and receiving them as well as being an overall design leader for this project.  I'm so thankful for all of his input, direction, and ideas as well as late night discord streams throughout this process over the last 8 months or so. You rock my man!

/u/meatsmoothies - Artwork for the weight and back of the case done by her. It's unique, breaks the mold and I really love the entire use of the weight instead of just a name on it. You have been very flexible and timely, and for that I'm very grateful!

/u/dingusxmcgee_- Renders. Renders. Renders. Always doing them on the fly and helping me out, you rock and it's much appreciated as always!

/u/Factoryofidols - The idea and hype man who's also been there since I came to him with my layout. He has provided excellent feedback and thoughts, and also been part of many late night streams on design and working through different parts of this board since inception.

u/Koobaczech and /u/Evangs - For your blessings and encouragement to actually make this idea into a reality. 2 of my favorite boards come together in a mashup that has been a dream to actually produce.  Also thank you for being in the prototype run as I’m honored that you love the design as much as I do!


FAQ

  • How much will this board cost? - A full base kit should not exceed $365.  Any add-ons such as extra PCBs, or plates will be available at an additional cost.  Final pricing will be determined soon.
  • What is included in the Base kit? - Case in your color choice, Brass and FR4 Plates, Brass Weight, PCB, Rotary Encoder, Rotary Knob, OLED and additional case hardware.
  • How much does this board weigh? - Fully built just over 5lbs with switches and keycaps.  With GMK Keycaps one prototype weighed in at 5.05lbs.
  • Will this board have RGB? - No.  I wanted this board to be more “elegant” and as such we left RGB off this version.
  • Will Ortho be available? - No. The 1.75U backspace makes this a little more difficult and we don’t plan on this being available at this time.
  • Will there be custom knobs available in the GB? - I’m working with a company that resin casts knobs and will have that option for some unique colors in the GB for an additional charge.  We will also have a few options for Metal knobs as well come GB time.
  • What colors will be available? - Right now we have standard Black and Grey, but we need more feedback in the IC form to decide final colors.  Purple and Blue seem to be desired as well.  Please fill out the form and let us know!
  • What Plate Options are available? - Brass and FR4 will be the only options during GB.  After the GB ships to the buyers we will post the plate files for you to have other options available to source on your own such as aluminum, copper, etc...
  • What Keycap Compatibility will I need for this? - Any Base + 40’s kit that includes a 1.75U backspace will fit this board.
  • Will there be any limited editions or founders editions? - No.  I hate the idea of falsely inflating supply/demand due to special editions.  The only “Founders Editions” are those that were in the prototype run and they have a small designation on the weight to signify that.
  • What Vendor are you using? - Aeternus Decorum
  • Will you be using proxies? - No.  We can ship internationally but the shipping will be reflected on those individual invoices.

Thank you for looking at this IC and I am excited to hear your feedback and thoughts.  This has been a long time coming for me and I’m excited to share my design with all of you.

-Hedgey
« Last Edit: Wed, 28 April 2021, 08:07:41 by Hedgey »
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Abso... lutely


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Alright, formatting should be fixed now.  GH is a pain to work with sometimes haha.
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Big up my man Hedgey, lovely board dude!

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Beautiful board. Very nice blue prototype, red would be cool too.

Will it be a limited run? FCFS, raffle? Hoping to get one.

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Yes please :)

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Beautiful board. Very nice blue prototype, red would be cool too.

Will it be a limited run? FCFS, raffle? Hoping to get one.

Thank you!  We are considering red for sure.

We will be able to handle up to 300 units if need be.  So most likely just FCFS.
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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 09:23:48 »
nice board, gamer

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 09:44:54 »
why you do this to me I am on a college budget. Fr though, I love this board. I will be coping this.

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 11:01:15 »
I want this as my first 40-5%, love the design.  Make this happen! :thumb: (IC submitted - saw this on Reddit as well)

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 11:12:23 »
treeleaf approved but not approved at the same time because 45% is too little for me
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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 11:56:57 »
Hoping the units quantity is enough just so that people that really have been hyped for this can be sure to get their hands on this beauty


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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 12:31:16 »
Hoping the units quantity is enough just so that people that really have been hyped for this can be sure to get their hands on this beauty


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I think we'll have plenty.  We are planning to be able to handle up to 300 if necessary. 
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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 12:38:46 »
This looks damn good.

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 12:58:02 »
hi will this keyset be compatible with minivan

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 14:19:09 »
I would like this please

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 14:38:12 »
First of all, congrats, this looks looks really nice and the inclusion of that little knob elevates it above some of its competitors in field.
1. I’d love to buy one, please don’t make this super limited in numbers, that would be disappointing; you’ve worked so hard for this you might as well make it available to a larger audience.
2. Red and navy blue would be awesome Color additions.
3. Cool art on the brass piece.
Congrats and good luck on the whole GB, I know I’ll be there trying to obtain one when the time comes!

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 14:54:17 »
First of all, congrats, this looks looks really nice and the inclusion of that little knob elevates it above some of its competitors in field.
1. I’d love to buy one, please don’t make this super limited in numbers, that would be disappointing; you’ve worked so hard for this you might as well make it available to a larger audience.
2. Red and navy blue would be awesome Color additions.
3. Cool art on the brass piece.
Congrats and good luck on the whole GB, I know I’ll be there trying to obtain one when the time comes!

Thank you, Mr.Chan! 

I don't anticipate us necessarily reaching our limit on what we'll have available yet.  We'll see as time goes on, but we have plenty of room and I think everyone who wants it should be able to get in on the GB. 

Definitely considering Red and Navy as colors originally, and more and more people keep asking for them, so that's a good thing. 
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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 17:48:14 »
I'm a 100% down for this. 210% down.  I've been wanting a minivan or a pearl.   Keep me updated.

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 17:59:08 »
I'm a 100% down for this. 210% down.  I've been wanting a minivan or a pearl.   Keep me updated.

I saw your IC form response and glad Koob sent you my way.  I'll definitely be updating on all platforms.  Thanks for the feedback too!
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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 18:03:09 »
cool!

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 19:24:00 »
Oddly drawn to this.
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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 03:26:48 »
commented on the r/mk post, but I'll add it here as well.

Are there any options for ISO? (I know, ISO enter on a 45%... I must be mad)

Also, can the 2 space keys be separated to put a 1u key between them?

Here is an example of what I am talking about:



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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 03:42:20 »
commented on the r/mk post, but I'll add it here as well.

Are there any options for ISO? (I know, ISO enter on a 45%... I must be mad)

Also, can the 2 space keys be separated to put a 1u key between them?

Here is an example of what I am talking about:

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ISO won't work, this board is standard stagger, not 0.25 stagger like you showed it to be in your KLE.
ISO is 1.5 top and 1.25u bottom, this would require a iso of 1.75 top and 1.5 bottom.

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 03:53:08 »
Maybe I finally have use for all the minify gmk kits I have chosen to add to the shopping carts just in case I someday find a real nice 40% board for me. This might be it

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 25 November 2020, 04:02:43 »
Can the 4 x 1u layout on the bottom left have the option that shift to 1.25+1.5+1.25 like Minivan? I think its more easy to control and accessible for modifiers.


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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 17:18:18 »
Can the 4 x 1u layout on the bottom left have the option that shift to 1.25+1.5+1.25 like Minivan? I think its more easy to control and accessible for modifiers.


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Let me look into that and see if we can make some small adjustments.

Thanks!
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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 27 November 2020, 20:46:03 »
Never used a 45% before (in fact, even 60%) but the inclusion of arrow keys and the lovely design (and heft) is talking to me. Can I ask what the height of the front lip is? Also, is 3 degrees typing angle comfortable, given that most keyboards are in the 5 to 9 degree range?

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 10:01:12 »
if you were to do a later version of this with a number row I would be first in line  :eek: :thumb: ;D

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 12:05:10 »
Never used a 45% before (in fact, even 60%) but the inclusion of arrow keys and the lovely design (and heft) is talking to me. Can I ask what the height of the front lip is? Also, is 3 degrees typing angle comfortable, given that most keyboards are in the 5 to 9 degree range?

I will have to double check, but I believe the height of the front lip is around 22mm.  We wanted it tall, but not too tall to be uncomfortable.  I have found that 3 degrees is a nice middle ground between a flat board and something more aggressive like 5 to 9 degrees.  Not as much strain on your wrists if you don't float them as much as you should. 
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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 09:51:03 »
I am adding O-Rings to the base kit so that if you want to make your board a Burger Style Mount you can and soften the typing experience a bit more.
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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 10:43:05 »
Uff this thing is a beaut. Will def try to snag one!

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 02 December 2020, 13:01:14 »
Uff this thing is a beaut. Will def try to snag one!

Thank you so much!  Hopefully some more updates soon as we had over 330 responses to the IC form.  :)
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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - A premium, feature rich 45% with OLED and Rotary Encoder
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 02 December 2020, 16:25:56 »
Absolutely gorgeous board, will definitely try and get one!

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - Vendor, GB Dates, Colors, and Pricing Announced!
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 15:53:08 »
UPDATE 12/04:
  • Please Fill out the new IC form  https://forms.gle/sp63pBQTY958N9QA9
  • Group Buy Starts on February 1st.  It will close on February 15th or if we reach 300 boards purchased.  Whichever happens first.
  • Group buy will be run through Aeternus Decorum https://store.aeternus.co/
  • Price for the Base kit is $350 (This includes Case, Brass Weight, Brass Plate, FR4 Plate, PCB with Speaker and SMD Indicator LEDs, OLED, Rotary Encoder, Aluminum knob, and Case Hardware)
  • Color Options will be: Black, Blue (As seen in the proto pictures), Dark Green, Purple, and Rose Gold
  • Extra PCBs will be available for purchase along with extra hardware like OLEDs or Rotary Encoders
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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - Vendor, GB Dates, Colors, and Pricing Announced!
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 00:05:22 »
I really am digging the ocean theme of this board. I don't do 40's but this might be a cop from me.
 

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - Vendor, GB Dates, Colors, and Pricing Announced!
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 00:06:45 »
February needs to come sooner...


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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - Vendor, GB Dates, Colors, and Pricing Announced!
« Reply #41 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 08:23:48 »
Really cool board. I assume your colors are set but, if you are still considering others, I think a dark red would be awesome.

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - Vendor, GB Dates, Colors, and Pricing Announced!
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 12:42:23 »
This looks so great. Are you considering a Round 2 if this hits off well?

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - Vendor, GB Dates, Colors, and Pricing Announced!
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 19:09:27 »
Really cool board. I assume your colors are set but, if you are still considering others, I think a dark red would be awesome.

From over 350 initial responses the request for red was pretty low unfortunately.  I think I only saw about 5 instances.  So for now we are set on colors, and this is just to gauge interest on which is the most popular.

This looks so great. Are you considering a Round 2 if this hits off well?

I think it's too early for consideration of a Round 2 at this time.  This project has been in the works for 8 months now and while I haven't devoted a ton of time to it, I definitely want to take a break once we do the GB and get them shipped out to everyone. 

However that doesn't mean it isn't out of the question and that I am saying No by any means. 
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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - Vendor, GB Dates, Colors, and Pricing Announced!
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 16:34:03 »
This looks so great. Are you considering a Round 2 if this hits off well?

I think it's too early for consideration of a Round 2 at this time.  This project has been in the works for 8 months now and while I haven't devoted a ton of time to it, I definitely want to take a break once we do the GB and get them shipped out to everyone. 

However that doesn't mean it isn't out of the question and that I am saying No by any means.

Understandable, thank you for the response. I hope the GB goes well :)

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - Vendor, GB Dates, Colors, and Pricing Announced!
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 00:24:37 »
40s arent for me but damn this is clean

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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - Vendor, GB Dates, Colors, and Pricing Announced!
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 09:24:19 »

Understandable, thank you for the response. I hope the GB goes well :)

Thank you!

40s arent for me but damn this is clean

Hey man, much appreciated!
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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - Vendor, GB Dates, Colors, and Pricing Announced!
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 13:06:33 »
I am working with a vendor on custom resin knobs for the GB.  Please fill out the form if you are interested!

https://forms.gle/JjUzHYmsbs4U62cXA
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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - Vendor, GB Dates, Colors, and Pricing Announced!
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 09 December 2020, 16:40:46 »
Really looks great, I don't know how I feel about the price for such a small form factor, but I understand if it's low quantities I suppose. Would you be willing to make a top with symmetrical blockers, so one on left side?
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Re: [IC] Oceanographer - Vendor, GB Dates, Colors, and Pricing Announced!
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 10 December 2020, 00:33:04 »
Really looks great, I don't know how I feel about the price for such a small form factor, but I understand if it's low quantities I suppose. Would you be willing to make a top with symmetrical blockers, so one on left side?

Hey there!

Thanks for the feedback.  We feel the pricing is pretty in line with other 45% boards with the large weight and features offered.  Cajal was $400 for the base kit as far as I recall when it ran.

Right now I'm not looking at adding another top with symmetrical blockers but I can keep that in mind if we ever get to a round 2.

Thanks!
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