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Offline pear_voz

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[GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL [Manufacturing]
« on: Thu, 11 June 2020, 23:57:13 »
Greeting everyone

This is the GB thread for our beloved board.
IC Thread: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=104162.0
Keyboard Specifications:
Slope: 7.5*
Supported Layout:

PCB: Non-hotswap with USB daughterboard and Modular MCU with separated RGB and Bluetooth MCU support.

Mass: 3.1kg full assembled in all aluminum configuration and 7.5 kg in all brass configuration.

Chassis included: Main Body, Plate, Mounting Bracket, Rear Bar and Bottom.

Group Buy Form: https://forms.gle/f2mqdjMWtCgbjkmv6
Unit Quantity: 150
Estimated Shipping Date: September 2020
Group Buy Period: Saturday, June 20 to Saturday, June 27 - GMT+7, FCFS

Color List:

Anodized Colors:
1. Signal Red - RAL 3001
2. Jet Black - RAL 9005
3. Anthracite Grey - RAL 7016
4. Turquoise Blue - RAL 5018
5. Ivory -RAL 1015

Cerakote Colors:

1.Magpul
2.Rose Gold
3.Stormtrooper White
4.Snow White
5.Corvette Yellow
6.Jesse James Cold War Grey
7.Jesse James Eastern Front Green
8.Northern Light
9.Cobalt
10.Crimson
11.Burnt Bronze

Kits:

Base kit [480$]:
All aluminum chassis parts + 1x full kit PCB with RGB and Bluetooth module


Brass Upgrade:
Main body: Not Available
Plate: +25$
Rear Body: 80$
Bottom: +245$
Mounting Bracket: Not Available

Extra Aluminum Parts:
Main body:+265$
Plate:+20$
Rear Body:+80$
Bottom:+115$
Mounting Bracket: +55$

Extra Brass Parts:
Main body: Not Available
Plate: +55$
Rear Body: +165$
Bottom: +365$
Mounting Bracket: Not Available

Extra PCBs:
Matrix PCB and USB board: +20$
RGB MCU:+15$
Bluetooth MCU:+35$

Cerakote Version: (Limited 20 kits) [+200$]
Note: The mounting bracket and plate will be anodized.


« Last Edit: Mon, 20 July 2020, 11:46:19 by pear_voz »
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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 17 June 2020, 07:34:53 »
Approved
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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 17 June 2020, 22:30:33 »
7.5kg is the weight for the aluminum main body, brass bottom, brass plate, and brass rear? Or is 7.5kg the weight if the whole thing is brass (which isn't available as there's no brass main body)

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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 18 June 2020, 03:59:08 »
7.5kg is the weight for the aluminum main body, brass bottom, brass plate, and brass rear? Or is 7.5kg the weight if the whole thing is brass (which isn't available as there's no brass main body)

Yes mate, if the whole thing's made with brass, the approx weight is around 22kg
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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 18 June 2020, 04:03:52 »
New timeline: Since zFrontier cannot resolve the project with Shopify, I will host the GB by myself, the new GB Period is: From 9am Sat, June 20 till 9am Sat, June 27
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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 18 June 2020, 10:48:08 »
......time zone?

Edit: 22kg might be a bit much, huh...
« Last Edit: Thu, 18 June 2020, 10:52:59 by IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES »

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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 18 June 2020, 11:39:16 »
......time zone?

Edit: 22kg might be a bit much, huh...

GMT +7 man :D anw making a 22kg case is quite pointless so that's why the main body is aluminum only :D

By the way, since zFrontier cannot organize the GB, our new vendor for China region will be Geekmaker. They will run the GB on Monday, June 22.
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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 18 June 2020, 12:15:21 »
Hey thanks. So you’ll cover everywhere but China, and Geekmaker does China but starts ~2 days later?

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« Reply #8 on: Thu, 18 June 2020, 12:59:11 »
Hey thanks. So you’ll cover everywhere but China, and Geekmaker does China but starts ~2 days later?

Yes, exactly :D
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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 18 June 2020, 13:44:05 »
New timeline: Since zFrontier cannot resolve the project with Shopify, I will host the GB by myself, the new GB Period is: From 9am Sat, June 20 till 9am Sat, June 27

Good luck with the sale, I'm excited to try to buy one.
« Last Edit: Thu, 18 June 2020, 22:39:22 by Aiwanei »
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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 18 June 2020, 23:29:45 »
I'd like to explain a little bit about the cerakote price and the weight of the board.

Because the thickness of the ceramic coating layer is around 0.1mm and sometime thicker so in order to fit every parts perfectly (even in cerakote version, the mounting bracket and plate are still aluminum), I have to machine a different batch for the cerakote with different specs and the surface finish is also different, the blasting media is different too so the price is quite high for this keyboard.

About the weight. 22kg is the calculated mass for every part to be made in brass, including the main body. But even if the very large bezel and a hole to stick your hand inside, lifting something this small and weight that much is pointless so I won't make it. The full brass configuration only have the Bottom, the Rear bar and the plate to be made in brass, the main body and mounting bracket are still aluminum.
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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 19 June 2020, 14:29:09 »
Any anode sample pics by chance? Was hard to pin down what ivory would like like on google images.
Also, does anything go in those 3 holes on the side? They looked empty in the photo.

Looks great! Thanks!

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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 19 June 2020, 17:21:45 »
I'm glad this is finally going into GB! I was wondering, is the "rear body" just the red piece in the proto on the IC? Thanks

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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 19 June 2020, 21:04:10 »
I've updated the GB form and it's open now. Have fun guys!
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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 19 June 2020, 21:12:02 »
Any anode sample pics by chance? Was hard to pin down what ivory would like like on google images.
Also, does anything go in those 3 holes on the side? They looked empty in the photo.

Looks great! Thanks!
Well I did not have the Ivory sample but it will look similar to this
https://cdn.webshopapp.com/shops/142494/files/91423241/hothot-radiators-in-light-ivory-colour-ral-1015.jpg
On the side, there's a 45 degree bolt that connect the main body with the rear bar and it secure the whole keyboard
I'm glad this is finally going into GB! I was wondering, is the "rear body" just the red piece in the proto on the IC? Thanks
Thank you man, and yes, the rear bar is the red piece, here's a picture to clarify

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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 19 June 2020, 22:24:42 »
So QMK works with Bluetooth for this? Any pictures of the different color options?

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« Reply #16 on: Sat, 20 June 2020, 00:54:57 »
So QMK works with Bluetooth for this? Any pictures of the different color options?

Yes, the QMK works. I don't have the real color sample pieces but I got the render images, take a look here: https://imgur.com/gallery/898iWvZ
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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 20 June 2020, 05:52:02 »
Well hopefully I got on time.

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« Reply #18 on: Mon, 22 June 2020, 00:10:27 »
has anyone received any emails regarding this? Submitted the form but no response...

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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 22 June 2020, 01:44:54 »
has anyone received any emails regarding this? Submitted the form but no response...

As I said on discord, I will send the remaining invoice out today. We don't have an automated system since we're filling form, not order via website but don't worry, it's on the way.
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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 22 June 2020, 10:34:53 »
GB runner contacted me and was very courteous answering and addressing questions. I look forward to the product.

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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 26 June 2020, 19:48:42 »
Only 1 hour left, go get it guys!!
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« Reply #22 on: Mon, 29 June 2020, 21:59:51 »
GB runner contacted me and was very courteous answering and addressing questions. I look forward to the product.

same here. changed my order quick. Looking forward to this board.

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Hello everyone, I've sent every invoices out, please check your email and paypal for payment request. Thank you all.
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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL [Manufacturing]
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 23:31:22 »
Any updates on this?

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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL [Manufacturing]
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 22:12:09 »
Would love to learn about any extras

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« Reply #27 on: Sun, 27 December 2020, 20:22:26 »
Edit: there's an update coming!
« Last Edit: Mon, 28 December 2020, 10:33:40 by IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES »

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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL [Manufacturing]
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 01:54:58 »
Been a month since you said there would be an update soon, and today, 1/29/2021, is 193 days since you last posted an update here.

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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL [Manufacturing]
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 02:03:33 »
233 days since we last got an update. Maybe today’s the day.

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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL [Manufacturing]
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 02:44:44 »
WOW! I'm not involved in the board but happened to land here and was reading as the board looked interesting. Although its going on a year since money was received and updates ceased. I sincerely hope there's a Discord or Insta or some way the participants are being informed on the status of this board. Good luck to everyone involved including the creator.

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« Reply #31 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 03:33:54 »
There’s no other source of updates to my knowledge. I’d been told an update was coming soon so I kept the money in past the PayPal protection limit, which in hindsight probably wasn’t the smartest move. In a pm I was told there were pictures of actual boards, but given that that might take...a minute? to post an Imgur link and then copy it here I’m doubtful.

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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL [Manufacturing]
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 04:05:22 »
There is a discord : https://discord.gg/7bsZbnQ.

The last relevant post on discord:

pearvn

 "Still waiting for the pcb. Good news is they're already at Vietnam customs
I'll try to grab it right after the national congress
If I failed to do that, we'll have to wait after Lunar New Year.
I'm sorry for the delay"

I only skimmed the discord since I didn't join the GB. If you want the full picture I suggest you join and see for yourself  :thumb:


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« Reply #33 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 05:11:53 »
There is a discord : https://discord.gg/7bsZbnQ.

The last relevant post on discord:

pearvn

 "Still waiting for the pcb. Good news is they're already at Vietnam customs
I'll try to grab it right after the national congress
If I failed to do that, we'll have to wait after Lunar New Year.
I'm sorry for the delay"

I only skimmed the discord since I didn't join the GB. If you want the full picture I suggest you join and see for yourself  :thumb:

Good find thank you!

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Re: [GB] Trivium Keyboard - MP/Challenge TKL [Manufacturing]
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 18:48:33 »
As today marks 268 days since the last official update here on geekhack, I figure I as one of the "buyers" (maximum sarcasm implied here) might as well share the discord updates.

pearvn — 01/26/2021
"Still waiting for the pcb. Good news is they're already at Vietnam customs

pearvn — 03/25/2021
The pcb is currently at smt assembly stage
Will finish soon

I was told months ago there was a picture of the finished boards, but i don't see that on the discord or here. Clearly what was at Vietnam customs in January wasn't finished PCBs.