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Offline hineybush

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[IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« on: Thu, 07 December 2017, 04:46:13 »
We were memeing around in Discord today and somehow decided to make a super-cheap Planck-sized keyboard kit for the heck of it. This went from meme idea to reality in less than four hours. Here it is.


Link to IC: https://goo.gl/forms/hpdLHCvL35Baw9Jl1


Cartel and its affiliates present to you:
Danck - The hella low cost Planck.
Just a PCB and a bottom plate (also PCB material), the bare minimum for a functional keyboard.


Features:
- 2U or split space.
- All through-hole parts. 48x diodes, 1x Pro Micro.
- Assembled with M2 standoffs and screws.
- Programmable via QMK.
- Nothing fancy. A very nice way to try out some switches, enjoy some DIY, or to test out ortho keyboards.
- Random crapposts/memes on the bottom of the PCB. Easily hidden when the kit is assembled, if they're not your thing. If you have a suggestion for another (acceptable) meme to add to the board, there's an option on the IC form to submit some.

Pics/PCB renders:


Top of PCB


Bottom of PCB


Bottom of base plate - can be flipped to hide logo. Reset hole(s) are added, just not in this pic.

Price: Sub-$30 USD before shipping - possible price breaks at 25 and 50 MOQ

Actual GB will be hosted on cartel.ltd.

« Last Edit: Mon, 11 December 2017, 16:16:54 by hineybush »

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Re: [IC] Sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 07 December 2017, 04:51:34 »
You have captured my heart. Will buy if this becomes reality.


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Re: [IC] Sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 07 December 2017, 04:54:12 »
Not a ortho-fan but i will be in if you make a staggered meme pcb 

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Re: [IC] Sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 07 December 2017, 05:05:47 »
Not a ortho-fan but i will be in if you make a staggered meme pcb

Yes.

Offline mastercheif116

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Re: [IC] Sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 07 December 2017, 07:41:10 »
for sub $30? hell yeah
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Offline THRILLHOIAF

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Re: [IC] Sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 07 December 2017, 11:11:11 »
to compliment the Assdrop

you should sell ones printed with either a "left hand" or a "right hand" then send everybody the wrong one

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Re: [IC] Sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 07 December 2017, 11:16:03 »
So in
to compliment the Assdrop

you should sell ones printed with either a "left hand" or a "right hand" then send everybody the wrong one

Lol...

Offline hineybush

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Re: [IC] Sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 07 December 2017, 12:00:30 »
to compliment the Assdrop

you should sell ones printed with either a "left hand" or a "right hand" then send everybody the wrong one

these are the center hand version

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Re: [IC] Sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 07 December 2017, 17:04:15 »
you should sell ones printed with either a "left hand" or a "right hand" then send everybody the wrong one

heh, or just print one of these on the back:


Offline hineybush

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Re: [IC] Sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 10 December 2017, 01:28:05 »
We're adding some stuff to the PCB currently and added a PCB-material plate to the mix. The kit will still be sub $30.

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Re: [IC] Sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 10 December 2017, 09:21:37 »
Would you mind adding shipping estimates? Sub $30 sounds great but if shipping is >$30 it's a whole different beast again.

Offline hineybush

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Re: [IC] Sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 10 December 2017, 16:39:17 »
Would you mind adding shipping estimates? Sub $30 sounds great but if shipping is >$30 it's a whole different beast again.

We're considering proxying these for Europe to keep individual shipping costs down.

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Re: [IC] Sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 11 December 2017, 00:25:51 »
A big thanks to those who filled out the IC form / provided suggestions - we've made adjustments on the Danck, based off your feedback.

The following images are updated renders of the kit's 3 sections:


Top side of PCB


Back side of PCB


Back side of bottom plate


Top side of bottom plate (hidden by PCB)


We've also decided to include a top switch-plate in our kit.

Stay tuned for the GB launch. It's happening soon.

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Re: [IC] Sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 11 December 2017, 13:00:24 »
You forgot about the Rubreh Domeh !!

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 11 December 2017, 18:20:01 »
I know this is kinda a joke, but I feel like this is a really good way to test an ortho layout without having to shell out for something you're uncertain about.

Offline hineybush

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 11 December 2017, 18:23:31 »
I know this is kinda a joke, but I feel like this is a really good way to test an ortho layout without having to shell out for something you're uncertain about.

That's the exact goal for this project. ;)

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 12 December 2017, 03:10:58 »
Is the PCB holtite compatible? I also think it would be nice to test planck and would be a nice way to test switches for example.

Offline hineybush

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 12 December 2017, 03:46:51 »
Is the PCB holtite compatible? I also think it would be nice to test planck and would be a nice way to test switches for example.

Should be, yeah. I don't see why not.