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Offline bobtheguitar

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #200 on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 06:39:13 »
Awesome. Been avoiding keyboard stuff completely for a while. Will be diving back in for this.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #201 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 14:58:38 »
just wondering but does this have a 1.5u right shift or a 1.75u right shift?
   

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #202 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 15:24:12 »
just wondering but does this have a 1.5u right shift or a 1.75u right shift?

Left shift is 2.25U. Right shift is 1.75U

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #203 on: Mon, 18 January 2021, 00:41:40 »
Hey Zambumon!
I am totally into 1800s and this board looks so great!
However, I have a small question. I would go for the Black version, however I fear, that an all black-out board would look kinda empty.
Do you think it would be possible to buy an additional bottom aluminum piece? For example, I would buy a black Sar and a silver bottom.
If not then it would be fine too, am just curious. :D

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #204 on: Mon, 18 January 2021, 03:17:15 »
everyone like that  :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #205 on: Mon, 18 January 2021, 05:29:25 »
Hi!
I am okay with this friendly layout because can accommodate cherry OG keycaps. But, do you (and wilba) have any plan to make solderable-multi layout version PCB?

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #206 on: Mon, 18 January 2021, 07:45:46 »
Hey Zambumon!
I am totally into 1800s and this board looks so great!
However, I have a small question. I would go for the Black version, however I fear, that an all black-out board would look kinda empty.
Do you think it would be possible to buy an additional bottom aluminum piece? For example, I would buy a black Sar and a silver bottom.
If not then it would be fine too, am just curious. :D

No.

As this has been proposed as an unlimited group buy, I want to make things as easy as possible on the fulfillment end and reduce the number of variants to a minimum. I have no plans to offer any extra parts other than extra plates and extra PCBs.

Hi!
I am okay with this friendly layout because can accommodate cherry OG keycaps. But, do you (and wilba) have any plan to make solderable-multi layout version PCB?

No.

I have no plans to offer a multiple layout PCB, specially with this fixed plate.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #207 on: Sat, 23 January 2021, 05:39:31 »
I've read all the info.
Beautiful :thumb:
I have no question.
I'm just waiting for the GB date.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #208 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:11:37 »
Kind of in love with everything about this board, especially the 1800 layout, subdued design, and internal weight.  I am very much interested.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #209 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 12:11:21 »
I love the subtle lock leds

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #210 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 13:24:30 »
Hey Zamb! This is really cool! Great choice for both board and PCB manufacturers. Sorry if this was answered elsewhere, but has a prototype been made yet?

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #211 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 15:16:32 »
Here for my friend who needs a mechanical keyboard with numpad.

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[IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #212 on: Thu, 25 February 2021, 04:41:33 »
Oh my lord I'm fcking drooling, there is no way in all hell that I don't get this, unless the prices comes out to like 700+, in which case I'll probably get still get it but with tears streaming down my face. Awaiting price announcements now lol

The only thing that hurts is lack of winkey, but I'll probably reprogram something else - maybe f13, since I don't know what it is

I am willing to make sacrifices for this beauty
The way I see it, Taking a page from hhkb it can be setup like this :

Caps lock becomes ctrl
Left Ctrl would be win key
And right ctrl would be menú key (for using excel without mouse )

That setup would make this keyboard perform perfectly.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #213 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 13:13:15 »
consider my interest checked.  ;)

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #214 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 16:22:50 »
I love this but I dont think I could use a non-iso-compatible 1800

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #215 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 18:44:53 »
Simple but nice

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #216 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 19:55:47 »
I'm not sure if this has been asked before because I'm a lazy dunce who doesn't want to read, but what kind of hot-swap sockets are used on the WT90-A?

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #217 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 21:49:25 »
The chonk and angle has me drooling! I've been trying to find a compact 1800 keyboard for work and this has everything I'm looking for. Quick q, perhaps because I'm still a novice to this hobby, I'm not sure if this'll come with ESD protection?

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #218 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 01:09:48 »
I love this but I dont think I could use a non-iso-compatible 1800
I'm from Germany, so I was used to the ISO enter too. To be honest I got into the normal ANSI enter very quickly, and I don't miss the ISO enter at all. Furthermore, there are so many better keycap options if you go with ANSI because the ISO enter just doesn't look so nice in my humble opinion.
So if You are really into 1800s like I am, this board will be fire!

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #219 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 03:46:33 »
I'm not sure if this'll come with ESD protection?

I'm pretty sure all Wilba PCBs have ESD protection

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #220 on: Fri, 12 March 2021, 18:08:36 »
Hey Zamb! This is really cool! Great choice for both board and PCB manufacturers. Sorry if this was answered elsewhere, but has a prototype been made yet?

Yes. Multiple. I've been typing on one for many months.

I'm not sure if this has been asked before because I'm a lazy dunce who doesn't want to read, but what kind of hot-swap sockets are used on the WT90-A?

Kailh.


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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #221 on: Sat, 13 March 2021, 02:13:04 »
No news on a hypothetical GB date?

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #222 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 06:21:06 »
Had been thinking of pairing the momentum red Sar with GMK Watermelon. But I just realised that I'd like an R1 = for the numpad, which Watermelon doesn't have.

I know the Striker R2 macro expansion kit has one. (Stepped control, too, which would be nice.)

Do you guys know any other kits currently running, or soon to run, with one?

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #223 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 08:31:23 »
Had been thinking of pairing the momentum red Sar with GMK Watermelon. But I just realised that I'd like an R1 = for the numpad, which Watermelon doesn't have.

I know the Striker R2 macro expansion kit has one. (Stepped control, too, which would be nice.)

Do you guys know any other kits currently running, or soon to run, with one?

Maybe more on https://mechgroupbuys.com/keycaps But I would just put both - keys there. I mean I know that the upper one does the =

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #224 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 12:23:35 »
Hey Zambumon!
I am totally into 1800s and this board looks so great!
However, I have a small question. I would go for the Black version, however I fear, that an all black-out board would look kinda empty.
Do you think it would be possible to buy an additional bottom aluminum piece? For example, I would buy a black Sar and a silver bottom.
If not then it would be fine too, am just curious. :D

Just buy two and mix and match? Truthfully, I bet you can find users who would be interested in taking up the other side of that as well, (say someone who wants a blue top and a black bottom.)

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #225 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 13:33:07 »
Just buy two and mix and match? Truthfully, I bet you can find users who would be interested in taking up the other side of that as well, (say someone who wants a blue top and a black bottom.)

I would love to do so, but it would be pretty hard finding someone to trade with.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #226 on: Wed, 17 March 2021, 09:54:00 »
Had been thinking of pairing the momentum red Sar with GMK Watermelon. But I just realised that I'd like an R1 = for the numpad, which Watermelon doesn't have.

I know the Striker R2 macro expansion kit has one. (Stepped control, too, which would be nice.)

Do you guys know any other kits currently running, or soon to run, with one?

Maybe more on https://mechgroupbuys.com/keycaps But I would just put both - keys there. I mean I know that the upper one does the =

Obviously that is an option. But (i) the duplication is objectionable and (ii) keycaps that misrepresent their keys' functions are objectionable. (I find it surprising that people who spend so much on boards and keycaps can fail to care about this kind of thing!) So a novelty would be preferable to the R1 -. Or I could always have the key do something else for which there is an appropriate legend. But I'd prefer an R1 =, and for the key to do that.

And thanks for the link. I'd already checked on there, but it's a lot to look through and I don't trust myself not to miss things, so thought I'd consult the hive mind.
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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #227 on: Mon, 19 April 2021, 12:54:42 »
Can't wait for this. Decided to put aside my need for a winkey and will just remap it. 100% getting in on this. Good luck!

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #228 on: Tue, 27 April 2021, 22:00:26 »
I am in 100

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #229 on: Fri, 14 May 2021, 15:27:25 »
I made an account just to post how interested I am in the Sar - joined the Discord for updates, too.

This is my first post here, and the Sar would be my first custom keyboard

(Also, just want to say that the two-tone look of the Silver/Blue versions is so good.)

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #230 on: Fri, 14 May 2021, 17:20:43 »
I wonder how Sanctuary Rebirth would match the red case...?

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #231 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 06:51:47 »
Gonna have to jump on this!

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #232 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 11:54:49 »
I noticed 3 Led pipes in the component list. Where are they meant to be shining through? I couldn't tell from the renders (or maybe I missed it).

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #233 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 11:58:35 »
I noticed 3 Led pipes in the component list. Where are they meant to be shining through? I couldn't tell from the renders (or maybe I missed it).

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3 LED indicators between the Functions and navigation cluster








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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #234 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 11:59:14 »
I noticed 3 Led pipes in the component list. Where are they meant to be shining through? I couldn't tell from the renders (or maybe I missed it).

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3 LED indicators.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #235 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 12:12:43 »
I want this, but please release it in two to three years, when I will be able to afford it. Really digging the design and colorways.
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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #236 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 13:33:54 »
I want this, but please release it in two to three years, when I will be able to afford it. Really digging the design and colorways.

Pre-order this year.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #237 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 22:09:09 »
Been looking for this layout, very nice.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #238 on: Tue, 15 June 2021, 11:21:58 »
Does anybody know when the pre-orders will start for this?  Any general timeframe.   Thanks

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #239 on: Tue, 15 June 2021, 16:15:56 »
Sar status update:

Good news! Salvun has finally received a Datron Neo which will be used to make the 4.75mm plates and weights and I've already received samples of them.

Given that the typing feel and sound signature depending on the plate is substantially different, currently, we are prepping a set of review units with both a brass and polycarbonate plate.

Something worth mentioning about these pieces is that the polycarbonate we are using is UV stable and as a result of such feature it has a fantastic faint dark tint. Salvun has sent me samples of both a bead-blasted and clear unit, and it is likely that we'll go with the latter. I guess I'll have to update some renders.




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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #240 on: Wed, 16 June 2021, 02:06:44 »
Do you still intend to release the two tone blue and silver?
is there no chance of a just blue board ? (kinda a pain to buy two boards just to get the color combo right)
(i know its asking a lot to not do the two tone, but just wondering if its possible to skip it or have the choice to choose the color)
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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #241 on: Wed, 16 June 2021, 06:00:54 »
Do you still intend to release the two tone blue and silver?
is there no chance of a just blue board ? (kinda a pain to buy two boards just to get the color combo right)
(i know its asking a lot to not do the two tone, but just wondering if its possible to skip it or have the choice to choose the color)

From his website, it looks like the blue and silver two tone is intended to be released.
Just blue (or any other combination that is not MOMENTUM RED – PWNER SOUL BLACK – LIGHTNING SILVER – SAMURAI BLUE) is not offered because "Adding colors means adding even more complexity for the pre-order.", according to him on Discord.

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Re: [IC] Zambumon Sar: Compact 1800 Keyboard
« Reply #242 on: Wed, 16 June 2021, 06:42:02 »
I’m thinking samurai blue with KAT great wave might look nice, assuming the blues don’t clash too much


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« Reply #243 on: Wed, 07 July 2021, 21:39:39 »
Did you know I wake up every day checking to see if this is ready for gb

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« Reply #244 on: Thu, 08 July 2021, 00:22:50 »
Did you know I wake up every day checking to see if this is ready for gb
Lol same, checking for a friend. This is by far the best looking option atm for an 1800 with f-row

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« Reply #245 on: Thu, 09 September 2021, 03:23:23 »
Without the Sar, I can not type anymore