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Offline KikosLab

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IC Link: https://forms.gle/ZwjsYPbmh7tikYfU6


Hello Everyone!!

Introducing the Ellora65! This keyboard is named after my daughter, born earlier this year.

Feature List:

- Screwless Design

- Silicone Gasket Mounted

- Rotary Encoder

- Left Hand Macros

- OLED Screen

- Onboard USB-C w/ ESD Protection

- Internal Brass Weight

- QMK Compatibility

- 5 Degree Angle

- Included Plate/Case Foam

- Included Carrying Case

- Design Free Bottom Case

07/15/21 Feature List Edit

- Hotswap Support (ANSI PCB, ISO PCB)

- VIA Support will come as well

Layouts Supported:
270313-0

Estimated Cost of $350-$400 (Final Quotes are not in yet) with a target GB of October.

Planned Colors:

- E White

- Black Ano

- Blue Pastel Ano (Pantone 0821 C)

- Violet Pastel Ano (Pantone 0631 C)

- Green Pastel Ano (Pantone 0921 C)

- Space Gray? (Debating this color still)

The first round of prototyping is underway, with hopes that they will arrive before the end of July. I plan on reaching out to streamers next week for potential build videos/content.

For the quickest updates, join my discord: https://discord.gg/BNnEGFr or follow me on instagram @kikos.lab

Enjoy these renders!

GMK Marmoreal
270315-1
270317-2

KAT Space Dust
270319-3

GMK Lazurite
270321-4
270323-5
270325-6

* Ellora65 Animated Explosion.mp4 (738 kB - downloaded 385 times.)
« Last Edit: Thu, 15 July 2021, 12:33:35 by KikosLab »

Offline Kokaloo

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 15:44:57 »
every box is checked except my interest

Offline hali

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 15:53:31 »
i think you should design the bottom case

jokes aside, i like macro columns on frls. this is nice

Offline KikosLab

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 15:56:08 »
i think you should design the bottom case

jokes aside, i like macro columns on frls. this is nice

LOL. I didn't want to put something on that for all those love the clean keeb booties.

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 16:04:47 »
Another great looking board. Would like to see the bottom tho

Offline KikosLab

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 16:11:33 »
Another great looking board. Would like to see the bottom tho

The bottom has no design on it, just the rubber feet

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 16:41:06 »
Kiko is GOAT. The grey render looks dope, definitely in once the Gb starts.
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Offline OJtheTiny

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 16:42:17 »
this is way too early of an IC. No bottom design ready? No renders of the internals, mounting system? No actual IC, just this is my unfinished board where I crammed everything into one box with 0 creativity.

Offline KikosLab

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 16:47:16 »
this is way too early of an IC. No bottom design ready? No renders of the internals, mounting system? No actual IC, just this is my unfinished board where I crammed everything into one box with 0 creativity.

No Bottom Design is intentional, there's also an MP4 that's downloadable showing an exploded view with internals/how it'll mount.

Prototype PCBs are already here to me, and the cases will be manufactured soon enough. The board is essentially 90% finished, missing a design on the internal/non visible weight only. Barring any issues with the protos, it's all good to go. This isn't my first keyboard made. It may not be what you like, and thats fine. You glossed over some details in the IC though it seems.

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 16:48:26 »
this is way too early of an IC. No bottom design ready? No renders of the internals, mounting system? No actual IC, just this is my unfinished board where I crammed everything into one box with 0 creativity.

Did you actually read the entire post?..

Offline stewfayew

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 19:29:54 »
Is this an attempt at leaf spring? I don't think it will be leaf-springing at all

Offline KikosLab

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 19:59:32 »
Is this an attempt at leaf spring? I don't think it will be leaf-springing at all

It is not, its a gasket mount. Not going for leaf spring, as I feel calling keebs that is misleading.

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 10 June 2021, 00:26:47 »
Thank you for including a split spacebar support !

I hope more vendor will include this at least with the solder PCB.

That is a extremely under utilized productivity feature (and making the typing experience very comfortable too by reducing pinky modifier access)
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Offline Skeil

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 10 June 2021, 01:50:04 »
I need it.

Offline Brioric

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 10 June 2021, 02:49:49 »
Definitely interested, love the layout.

Offline hello21

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 10 June 2021, 04:04:09 »
I like how the bottom has no design, much cleaner imo.
Any idea of the front height?

Offline nicx

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 10 June 2021, 07:25:48 »
Oh man, I know its way too early but will this follow the KL-90 route and have a polycarbonate option eventually? This board in that tiffany blue polycarbonate... instant buy.

Also: hotswap pleaseeeeeeeee.

Looks amazing, man.
« Last Edit: Thu, 10 June 2021, 07:27:20 by nicx »

Offline kcching

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 10 June 2021, 08:20:21 »
This look interesting!! Little brother of KL-90 =)

Offline KikosLab

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 10 June 2021, 09:44:49 »
I like how the bottom has no design, much cleaner imo.
Any idea of the front height?

Currently 19mm, with some room to drop it. But I want to receive the protos back before making any decisions

Offline trukeeb

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 10 June 2021, 16:03:39 »
Super neat layout!

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 10:01:44 »
How should I expect to program the OLED? Never actually worked with one on a custom before, so just wondering if there's an API for it, if it's through QMK/VIA, or if I just need to write instructions myself? Thanks :)

Offline KikosLab

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 10:58:14 »
How should I expect to program the OLED? Never actually worked with one on a custom before, so just wondering if there's an API for it, if it's through QMK/VIA, or if I just need to write instructions myself? Thanks :)

OLED Can be programmed using QMK! r/OLKB has plenty of awesome resources

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 11:07:42 »
Curious to know how big text/other stuff will look on the OLED!

Offline KikosLab

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 11:09:04 »
Curious to know how big text/other stuff will look on the OLED!

It's honestly not super big, but readable! The Lily58, Satisfaction75, KL-90 all use the same OLED on them

Offline Daesya

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 04:23:15 »
The layout options picked my interest.... and on such a neat design (please don't add any logo/branding) :cool:
Can't wait to see the prototype !

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 05:30:43 »
ne price estimate?

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 05:50:53 »
ne price estimate?

$350-$400 USD according to the mm post.

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 06:58:53 »
damn you named your kid after a keyboard?

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 07:11:01 »
looks nice! GLWIC
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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 14 June 2021, 12:56:11 »
The layout options picked my interest.... and on such a neat design (please don't add any logo/branding) :cool:
Can't wait to see the prototype !

I don't want to add any branding to it! I may put a design on the internal weight, but I'm still undecided.

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 15 June 2021, 01:38:19 »
Dropping by to say Hi. GLWIC brother! :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 15 June 2021, 10:22:44 »
Hope I can get my hands on one dude, looks great fantastic work!

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 17 June 2021, 00:37:33 »
Since you did not check all of my boxes I feel obligated to tell you that I am not interested.

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 17 June 2021, 18:11:51 »
i like... please make

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 05 July 2021, 23:46:32 »
Looks amazing! Any chance of navy colour and hotswap? :D

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 03:48:46 »
Thank you for including a split spacebar support !

I hope more vendor will include this at least with the solder PCB.

That is a extremely under utilized productivity feature (and making the typing experience very comfortable too by reducing pinky modifier access)

I completely agree!

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 11:52:19 »
+1 for hot swap :-)

Offline KikosLab

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 12:32:39 »
+1 for hot swap :-)

Hotswap and VIA support will be coming!

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Re: [IC] Ellora65 - The 65% That checks all the boxes from Kiko's Lab
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 12:45:44 »
+1 for hot swap :-)

Hotswap and VIA support will be coming!

will be waiting for this!