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Offline wilfordjason

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[IC] Rama Kara Bluetooth PCB
« on: Thu, 29 July 2021, 06:42:56 »
Hello fellow enthusiasts, are there any other people interested in a bluetooth enabled Rama Kara pcb? If so please sound down below!

Tentative features:
Bluetooth enabled via ZMK (similar to QMK but for bluetooth)
Hotswap
Per-key RGB
Underglow RGB
Flex cuts for alphas
« Last Edit: Thu, 29 July 2021, 06:45:10 by wilfordjason »

Offline lukelex

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Re: [IC] Rama Kara Bluetooth PCB
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 29 July 2021, 06:53:43 »
Make something that works first, then come back  ;)

Offline Alejo1707

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Re: [IC] Rama Kara Bluetooth PCB
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 29 July 2021, 07:57:10 »
Make something that works first, then come back  ;)
Interested in such PCB as well, but what lukelex is true, a proto goes a long way.

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Offline VXQN

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Re: [IC] Rama Kara Bluetooth PCB
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 29 July 2021, 09:25:04 »
What you've done here is interpret the phrase "interest check" literally (and why wouldn't you). What Geekhack actually means by "interest check" is "this the place to share fully fleshed out projects that are almost ready for production".

I don't have the board, but I'd be willing to bet that there's a market for it if you can produce the PCBs (BT boards have a history of being very finicky).

Offline zea

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Re: [IC] Rama Kara Bluetooth PCB
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 29 July 2021, 14:45:02 »
check other IC's before doing this, you need to put in the work before pitching your idea, not just some text to see if people are interested.
also flexcuts ain't gonna do much with a layer of silicone + hotswap lol

Offline Alejo1707

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Re: [IC] Rama Kara Bluetooth PCB
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 29 July 2021, 15:50:16 »
What you've done here is interpret the phrase "interest check" literally (and why wouldn't you). What Geekhack actually means by "interest check" is "this the place to share fully fleshed out projects that are almost ready for production".

I don't have the board, but I'd be willing to bet that there's a market for it if you can produce the PCBs (BT boards have a history of being very finicky).
No, there are some posts that take years to reach production level, and get a lot of input from the community, so the phrase you used highly exaggerates what the community expects of IC posts.

check other IC's before doing this, you need to put in the work before pitching your idea, not just some text to see if people are interested.
also flexcuts ain't gonna do much with a layer of silicone + hotswap lol
With you on all. The only thing that pulled me in is the fact it was going to be Bluetooth enabled, nevertheless reading "flex cuts" after remembering all Rama products have a layer of MUTE does not sit well with me. Also, I think these keebs draw a lot of power considering they have a s*t ton of ARE-GEE-BEE.

Offline Friendship

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Re: [IC] Rama Kara Bluetooth PCB
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 29 July 2021, 17:09:12 »
What you've done here is interpret the phrase "interest check" literally (and why wouldn't you). What Geekhack actually means by "interest check" is "this the place to share fully fleshed out projects that are almost ready for production".

I don't have the board, but I'd be willing to bet that there's a market for it if you can produce the PCBs (BT boards have a history of being very finicky).
No, there are some posts that take years to reach production level, and get a lot of input from the community, so the phrase you used highly exaggerates what the community expects of IC posts.

while i agree the phrase "interest check" has a pretty wide definition that is very closely narrowed on GH specifically, I wonder what place OP should go to get the classic Y/N answer that they are looking for so they dont commit hours and dollars on something that people might not even want, feasibility aside. (i would point them to the rama discord kara channel but that doesnt exist to my knowledge)

Offline zungzangbi

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Re: [IC] Rama Kara Bluetooth PCB
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 29 July 2021, 20:33:54 »
I believe an Interest Check thread should at least remain as "Interest Check" in literal terms for those who still wishes to contribute to the keyboarding community with their creativity.
OP is not obliged to be production-ready for "something that he's unsure whether Gh community members will be interested or not" just to present us the idea.
IC as a strictly pre-production announcement imho is just too much.
BTW, don't have a Kara, and not too keen on bluetooth so probably not interested, but GLWIC and your progression.

Offline scottwei

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Re: [IC] Rama Kara Bluetooth PCB
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 30 July 2021, 04:42:16 »
Make something that works first, then come back  ;)

Actually, I have a plan like this too, base on G60BLE's PCB, but... I'm lacking Bluetooth modules, estimated delivery time is over 48 weeks...

Offline lukelex

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Re: [IC] Rama Kara Bluetooth PCB
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 30 July 2021, 05:31:59 »
I believe an Interest Check thread should at least remain as "Interest Check" in literal terms for those who still wishes to contribute to the keyboarding community with their creativity.
OP is not obliged to be production-ready for "something that he's unsure whether Gh community members will be interested or not" just to present us the idea.
IC as a strictly pre-production announcement imho is just too much.
BTW, don't have a Kara, and not too keen on bluetooth so probably not interested, but GLWIC and your progression.
Youre getting drunk on the concept. Interest checks started out as I made something cool. Would you like to have it as well? And we should keep it as is IMO.


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Offline santela

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Re: [IC] Rama Kara Bluetooth PCB
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 30 July 2021, 09:39:57 »
Make something that works first, then come back  ;)

Actually, I have a plan like this too, base on G60BLE's PCB, but... I'm lacking Bluetooth modules, estimated delivery time is over 48 weeks...

Well, if you make a Kara bluetooth PCB that would make the Kara a lot more appealing to me. The bluetooth on skog reboot has been fantastic.

And if you do, is it possible to make the battery life a lot longer than the skog reboot? I feel like plugging and unplugging every couple of days is pretty annoying and I just end up not using the wireless feature as often.
« Last Edit: Fri, 30 July 2021, 09:41:35 by santela »

Offline lukelex

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Re: [IC] Rama Kara Bluetooth PCB
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 31 July 2021, 05:26:42 »
Hardly possible with qmks battery manegement. Would love to see ZMK support instead.

Offline zungzangbi

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Re: [IC] Rama Kara Bluetooth PCB
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 31 July 2021, 05:42:50 »
I believe an Interest Check thread should at least remain as "Interest Check" in literal terms for those who still wishes to contribute to the keyboarding community with their creativity.
OP is not obliged to be production-ready for "something that he's unsure whether Gh community members will be interested or not" just to present us the idea.
IC as a strictly pre-production announcement imho is just too much.
BTW, don't have a Kara, and not too keen on bluetooth so probably not interested, but GLWIC and your progression.
Youre getting drunk on the concept. Interest checks started out as I made something cool. Would you like to have it as well? And we should keep it as is IMO.


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I understand. Some of us surely may not want IC to be flooded with mere texts. Some others, like me, would mind them less.

Offline LaserCrafter

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Re: [IC] Rama Kara Bluetooth PCB
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 01 August 2021, 14:07:29 »
ne protos avail
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