Author Topic: [IC] Whimsy - 40% Keyboard | UPDATED DESIGN AND GB INCOMING!  (Read 140219 times)

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Offline Mecxs

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Re: [IC] Whimsy - 40% Keyboard | UPDATED DESIGN AND GB INCOMING!
« Reply #250 on: Fri, 17 September 2021, 00:50:07 »
Abandoned is probably too strong a word, but it's indefinitely delayed and not being actively worked on.

The last big announcements were in Feb / Mar this year. Since then prkns has posted a few photos of some stacked acrylic cases on the discord and made a couple of comments about still being committed, but there are no updates, no clear progress, and no clear communication of a schedule.

It may happen at some time in the future, but even if it does the whole IC process will likely need to be restarted and the design reevaluated. The original price of $235 was quoted at a time when materials were much cheaper than they are today. So even if Prkns wakes up tomorrow and is ready to get to work, it's not like the GB will suddenly just start.

If it runs you'll end up hearing about it but trying to keep the hype going indefinitely is going to exhaust you. Pretend it's been called off, and if you're wrong then you get a happy surprise.

Offline norm

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Re: [IC] Whimsy - 40% Keyboard | UPDATED DESIGN AND GB INCOMING!
« Reply #251 on: Sat, 18 September 2021, 13:09:16 »
Abandoned is probably too strong a word, but it's indefinitely delayed and not being actively worked on.

The last big announcements were in Feb / Mar this year. Since then prkns has posted a few photos of some stacked acrylic cases on the discord and made a couple of comments about still being committed, but there are no updates, no clear progress, and no clear communication of a schedule.

It may happen at some time in the future, but even if it does the whole IC process will likely need to be restarted and the design reevaluated. The original price of $235 was quoted at a time when materials were much cheaper than they are today. So even if Prkns wakes up tomorrow and is ready to get to work, it's not like the GB will suddenly just start.

If it runs you'll end up hearing about it but trying to keep the hype going indefinitely is going to exhaust you. Pretend it's been called off, and if you're wrong then you get a happy surprise.

Hey, at least people got some sweet render material for their keycap ICs

Offline km96

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Re: [IC] Whimsy - 40% Keyboard | UPDATED DESIGN AND GB INCOMING!
« Reply #252 on: Sun, 19 September 2021, 14:42:46 »
The curse of the 40s strikes again!