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Offline oldcat

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[IC] Space65 R3
« on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 16:55:17 »
Dear Friends of Gray Studio,

It’s been a while since we launched our last product – Space80-Apollo, and thanks to you, it has been a success and production is well under way.


Now it is time to bring to you the 3rd iteration of Space65, after many new engineering efforts. Here are some details:

The main aesthetics follows Space65-CyberVoyager, with some important finetuning (screwless), and several major changes are in the structure and features.

The major changes can be summarized in the follows:

1.   Gasket mount – adds flex typing
2.   Structural mid-piece – creates a nice floating feel
3.   Screwless – enhances aesthetics
4.   USB Daughter board – optimizes connectivity
5.   Translucent PCB (possibility for hotswap option) - anyone wants hotswap?

Please let us know your thoughts. GB will be in Q1 2022, to follow this IC and GB, also please feel free to join Gray Studio Discord, follow the Instagrams: Oldcat87 and Graystudio01.

« Last Edit: Wed, 29 December 2021, 16:59:22 by oldcat »

Offline Keeblet_257

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 16:59:53 »
whole else happy to see a r3 happen?

Offline rookb

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 17:00:30 »
whole else happy to see a r3 happen?

nah

Offline purryoverlord

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 17:01:14 »
👀

Offline Miroki200

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 17:03:16 »
I'm so ready for this!

Offline Udyrstruidor

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 17:03:50 »
oh yeah baby let me change my R1 for this R3, waiting for prices

Offline GraffitiDecos

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 17:07:36 »
After my L on the bstock extras, I'm very pleased to see this!

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Offline ManiacMarc

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 17:19:35 »
Interested and yes, I want hotswap. If you don't give it though, I'll just ask Dmouse to make a hotswap PCB as with the Space80 & Think6.5v2


Offline murpy

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 17:20:47 »
Translucent PCB? Ne pics avail? jk found it on instagram
« Last Edit: Wed, 29 December 2021, 17:22:29 by murpy »

Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 17:43:57 »
Yes, I want hotswap. Super excited for R3.   ;D

Offline hottnucks

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 17:46:30 »
Screwless design but there’s a CNC’d slotted-head screw on the weight on the bottom. What’s the point?

Offline Tictac46

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 17:49:21 »
It’s not a screw, it’s the design of the weight

Offline NovaRMK

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 17:50:57 »
 :cool:

Offline hover0423

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 17:57:51 »
Would love the hs pcb to have a step caplock and 7 u space bar


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Offline Notei

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 18:00:21 »
Definitely in! Missed R2!

Offline noctoornal

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 18:06:03 »
my wallet and soul is ready for this

Offline cxflyer

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 18:13:11 »
Very much in! Excited to see this happen.

Offline stewfayew

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 19:28:32 »
2.   Structural mid-piece – creates a nice floating feel

What is Structural mid-piece ?

Can we see what the mounting or internals will look like?

Offline empa

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 19:29:23 »
down for this .. missed out on the last one.

Offline TyPo.mk

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 19:43:29 »
Why make it screwless and then have fake screws on the weight   :p

Regardless, super hyped for this. I’ve regretted not joining the last round. Hotswap option would be cool but I’m in either way.

Offline EdwardsLau

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 20:09:06 »
I am SOOOOOO thrilled! Let's once again enter a space journey!

Offline HotSwap enjoyer

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 21:20:51 »
YES PLEASE I WANT HOTSWAP!! omg im shaking right now literally my dream board and HotSwap too? am I dreaming??

Offline voati

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 21:28:44 »
Definitely excited for this, I'm on the hotswap train here!

Offline oldcat

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 22:28:49 »
curious how many would want a hotswap option?

Offline vishydesigns

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 22:38:33 »
dope

Offline pixelpusher

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 22:41:32 »
Hotswap would be good.  Also really hoping the badge is compatible with R2. 

Offline ptaatp

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 22:42:37 »
Yes to hotswap!

And WKL option if possible

Offline Quash

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 29 December 2021, 22:54:59 »
Yeah definitely in for this one. Hotswap would be nice!

Offline prognostics

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 00:53:35 »
I am begging for a polycarb option  :thumb:

Offline Sadlylate

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 01:00:05 »
Big up to the Hotswap!
A lot of people in the Graystudio community Millmax their PCB's or order 3rd party PCB's

Also Translucent looks awesome, Great job on the teasers. Excited to see R3 prototypes

Offline gtoviper

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 01:35:14 »
+1 for hotswap please!

Offline __init__

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 01:43:37 »
Another +1 for hotswap. Also any chance for Polycarbonate this round? Bummed I didn't take the leap for R2, very glad to see an R3!

Offline AshF

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 02:15:15 »
Super interested in this.
ISO user but would like to see the HOTSWAP being offered not just to ANSI users. Looking forward to see how this pans out

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Offline SolidCactus

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 03:52:26 »
+1 hotswap please

Offline Erika-Nyan

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 03:58:43 »
+1 for hotswap. d(๑╹ω╹๑ )

Offline Gvalch_ca

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 04:42:19 »
More photos or renders please?
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Offline Gvalch_ca

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 04:45:06 »
Btw, -1 for hotswap. I think that hotswap should me and option or add-on, not a mandatory. Soldering pcb is a must.
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Offline darthcapn

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 04:57:17 »
Exciting! glwgb!

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Offline JeremyHi

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 05:05:05 »
This looks great, especially the new design features. I would especially be looking for a hotswap board.

 

Offline raz_krm

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 06:01:40 »
uhmm..  are there any protos? pics for the breakdown of the new mounting system ? soundtest ? dimentions perhaps ?

Offline surplusofchairs

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 06:34:37 »
translucent pcb o:

Offline maccadee

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 07:57:10 »
Super excited, will the colour options be the same as R2?

Offline Keeblet_257

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 08:00:13 »

Offline jono3160

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 11:11:18 »
Been wanting a space 65 since I entered this hobby and was too late for r1 and r2 so thank you for r3! All the changes are welcome to me.

I would love to see:
Hotswap pcb
Lilac colorway (saw a picture of it on the discord)
Gold led badge and back piece (was really sad that space80 had no gold options)

Offline MrTakoyaki

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 11:49:23 »
Looking forward to this! Wallet-kun is not though

Hotswap PCB --> Yes! Being able to test different switches before the final build is always nice.

Also wondering if the add-ons (i.e., Badges) will be interchangeable with the R2

Offline Hawksmoor

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 13:19:22 »
Don't dislike hotswap but hope it won't come at the cost of a smooth GB.
imo, the problem with the Think V2 GB was that there were too many SKUs/options for Potter

By having the option of hotswap, it may double the amount of Board SKUs Potter would need to manage.
Perhaps if decided, hotswap could be added as an add-on extra?   
« Last Edit: Thu, 30 December 2021, 13:21:52 by Hawksmoor »

Offline Zurg Eon

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 14:08:59 »
"Screwless – enhances aesthetics". Adds fake screws for aesthetics. :-\

Offline haengwoonie

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 18:28:54 »
Definitely would want hotswap! Can't wait for more information!

Offline soul786

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 20:08:43 »
Not so interested in a hotswap option but super excited to see R3.

Offline jiminojimi

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Re: [IC] Space65 R3
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 30 December 2021, 20:31:25 »
Yes to hotswap.

I have kids and pets, no space or time to solder.

Hotswap pls