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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.

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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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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...

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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:


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 12 December 2017, 18:47:30 »
under $30, i'm in.

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 12 December 2017, 20:32:13 »
does this kit includes diodes and pro micro..?

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 12 December 2017, 20:37:57 »
We were memeing around in Discord today

please make a sticker outta that "reser" logo.

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 13 December 2017, 01:33:42 »
Does it support alps?

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 13 December 2017, 02:02:07 »
We were memeing around in Discord today

please make a sticker outta that "reser" logo.

maybe :p

Does it support alps?

yes.

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 13 December 2017, 02:12:29 »
**** it why not lol

i'll buy one just so that i can say i own a 40%
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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 13 December 2017, 05:09:22 »
will this be compatible with the 40% planck case on aliexpress?
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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 13 December 2017, 06:49:30 »
will this be compatible with the 40% planck case on aliexpress?

The mount holes are the same as the planck but the pro micro may cause issues

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 13 December 2017, 17:33:11 »
will plates support alps but will have costar/cherry stabilzers for 2u space?

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 13 December 2017, 23:17:19 »
will plates support alps but will have costar/cherry stabilzers for 2u space?

There's a cutout for cherry PCB mount. Costar would fall through/not fit.

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 14 December 2017, 00:01:44 »
There's a cutout for cherry PCB mount. Costar would fall through/not fit.

as long as its plate supports alps switches, i'm all in. can we have the GB now?  ;D

anyways, is your europe proxy confirmed? i save on shipping and transit time for purchases coming from europe.

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 14 December 2017, 00:39:31 »
GB will launch this weekend.

mykeyboard.eu will be proxying in the EU.
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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 14 December 2017, 00:54:53 »
GB will launch this weekend.

mykeyboard.eu will be proxying in the EU.

cool! thanks!

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 14 December 2017, 12:26:35 »
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Random crapposts/memes on the bottom of the PCB. Easily hidden when the kit is assembled, if they're not your thing

What would be the best way to actually show off the memes?  Clear acrylic bottom plate with feet to prevent scuffing?

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 14 December 2017, 13:56:21 »
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Random crapposts/memes on the bottom of the PCB. Easily hidden when the kit is assembled, if they're not your thing

What would be the best way to actually show off the memes?  Clear acrylic bottom plate with feet to prevent scuffing?

Yeah, probably.

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 16 December 2017, 03:51:58 »
**** it why not lol

i'll buy one just so that i can say i own a 40%

 haha, I'm still looking for an excuse to buy this "Assdrop"! ;D

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 16 December 2017, 10:17:34 »
Nice! Will it drop simultaneously on cartel.ltd & mykeyboard.eu?

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
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« Reply #37 on: Sat, 16 December 2017, 21:55:12 »

Show Image

Back side of PCB


I see you put a place for the reset switch but I don't see the said switch in the included kit, do we have to buy our own? If we do, can you provide details of the switch? Another question, do we have to buy our own diodes too?

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« Reply #38 on: Sat, 16 December 2017, 22:18:45 »
how do i choose kit that supports alps plates? will get mixed kits for local group

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« Reply #39 on: Sat, 16 December 2017, 23:36:07 »

Show Image

Back side of PCB


I see you put a place for the reset switch but I don't see the said switch in the included kit, do we have to buy our own? If we do, can you provide details of the switch? Another question, do we have to buy our own diodes too?

The reset switch is included, sorry we forgot to add that in on the site. Diodes will also be included.

how do i choose kit that supports alps plates? will get mixed kits for local group

The PCB has a hybrid MX-Alps footprint and the plate has a hybrid MX-Alps cutout.

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 17 December 2017, 00:00:20 »



The PCB has a hybrid MX-Alps footprint and the plate has a hybrid MX-Alps cutout.

oh, cool! thanks!

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 17 December 2017, 06:48:39 »
Waiting for the GB post to be approved atm.

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« Reply #42 on: Sun, 17 December 2017, 09:22:02 »

The reset switch is included, sorry we forgot to add that in on the site. Diodes will also be included.


Awesome! Thanks!

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 17 December 2017, 18:02:15 »
In. I've been wanting something exactly like this.

I bet it has to become: The Dank - sub-$30 4x12 layout keyboard kit.  :cool:

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 18 December 2017, 01:38:47 »
Waiting for the GB post to be approved atm.

Entered the GB but I'm curious if you'd ever consider doing this sub 30 kit for a staggered 40%. I'd be in for one of those as well. Thanks!

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 18 December 2017, 01:53:05 »
Definitely possible in the future :)

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 18 December 2017, 07:18:25 »
Are EU residents supposed to buy through cartel.ltd and the guys from mykeyboard will just handle everything? Or will it go online on their site at a later point of time?

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« Reply #47 on: Mon, 18 December 2017, 08:49:53 »
Are EU residents supposed to buy through cartel.ltd and the guys from mykeyboard will just handle everything? Or will it go online on their site at a later point of time?

Working out the last few details for the mykeyboard page, it'll be up today at some point I believe!

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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 18 December 2017, 09:00:20 »
Any chance to buy a Pro Micro with pins along with the set? The one I have has gone through some domestic violence.
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Re: [IC] The Danck - sub-$30 Planck layout keyboard kit
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 18 December 2017, 09:24:10 »
Any chance to buy a Pro Micro with pins along with the set? The one I have has gone through some domestic violence.

The kit ships with a Pro Micro.