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Offline Cinicle

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #50 on: Thu, 08 April 2021, 03:51:43 »
Sorry for the noob question - would you design it such that it's possible to use the plate that we already have from keebio? (:

Do you mean the pcb or the actual switch plate?
The switch plate no, because there will be allignment bits on the top plate and case that will notch into the channels on the switch plate. But you'll get a new plate with the case!



Ah alright! I was wondering if I'd have to resolder what I already have. I've always wanted an alu case for my quefrency, so I'll keep an eye on this project! Not a big fan of brass plate though so I'll be super psyched to see how this develops. Though I know the plan is a sandwich so it's hard to change it out into a different material. Just thinking of how stiff it will be scares me a little. My bottom-out fingers are already trembling.

I do plan on having polycarb plates too, to have a slightly softer typing experience.
Also considering having halfplates available.

Offline JayDespair

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #51 on: Fri, 09 April 2021, 15:20:49 »
Rose Gold??
Maybe a acrylic layer for rgb to diffuse?
« Last Edit: Fri, 09 April 2021, 15:23:21 by JayDespair »

Offline danvro

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #52 on: Sat, 10 April 2021, 19:07:21 »
This looks so nice, hopefully this becomes a reality :).

Offline aejt

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #53 on: Fri, 16 April 2021, 03:52:26 »
Created an account just to say I'm very interested! I've been eyeing the Quefrency since forever, but never went for it due to the lack of cases. I'd join in on this in a heartbeat!

Offline Cinicle

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #54 on: Wed, 21 April 2021, 15:10:10 »
Wow, IC has reached nearly 150 replies, this is more than I had expected!
Huge thank you to everyone who has given their input!

Short update on the design:
It's nearly final, we are just working on some logos for the weights. I would like to have that finished within April and hopefully have some good news to share soon.

Cheers!

Offline Ranger_Trivette

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #55 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 04:53:23 »
be carefull with the 4,5mm plate.
ask to your supplier which are the standard size for brass.
probably the 5mm exist. they have to mill all the plate to 4,5mm, then complete the cnc work.
(that means that a 5mm plate will be less expensive to a 4,5mm plate)
will the plate be fully milled or water/laser cutted and then milled? check the minimun radius your supplier can reach by milling.

the top part (as showed in pictures) may be laser/water cutted, adding later hole and thread.
if you want a chamfer on top this will drastically change the price.
when you design a components keep in mind how it will be made  ;)

Offline Cinicle

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #56 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 05:02:28 »
be carefull with the 4,5mm plate.
ask to your supplier which are the standard size for brass.
probably the 5mm exist. they have to mill all the plate to 4,5mm, then complete the cnc work.
(that means that a 5mm plate will be less expensive to a 4,5mm plate)
will the plate be fully milled or water/laser cutted and then milled? check the minimun radius your supplier can reach by milling.

the top part (as showed in pictures) may be laser/water cutted, adding later hole and thread.
if you want a chamfer on top this will drastically change the price.
when you design a components keep in mind how it will be made  ;)

Thanks for your input!
During the design process I've kept manufacturability in mind and also have a few people to consult on these topics.

Offline Adqam64

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #57 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 16:45:18 »
Just a thought looking at the renders - the tolerances around the sockets seem quite tight, which might cause an issue for people that use mill-max sockets.

Offline Cinicle

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #58 on: Fri, 23 April 2021, 00:05:13 »
Just a thought looking at the renders - the tolerances around the sockets seem quite tight, which might cause an issue for people that use mill-max sockets.

The tolerances take into account max mill sockets.
In addition I have a board with Mill-Max 7305 sockets so I will be able to verify tolerances with the prototype.

Offline BioRad02

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #59 on: Sat, 24 April 2021, 10:59:42 »
Super excited for this! A good case is the only thing keeping me from going full endgame on my Quefrency.

Do you think it’ll work with the upcoming rev4 PCBs? They’re being upgraded to Kailh hotswap sockets at stock.

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #60 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 12:40:10 »

 :thumb:
be carefull with the 4,5mm plate.
ask to your supplier which are the standard size for brass.
probably the 5mm exist. they have to mill all the plate to 4,5mm, then complete the cnc work.
(that means that a 5mm plate will be less expensive to a 4,5mm plate)
will the plate be fully milled or water/laser cutted and then milled? check the minimun radius your supplier can reach by milling.

the top part (as showed in pictures) may be laser/water cutted, adding later hole and thread.
if you want a chamfer on top this will drastically change the price.
when you design a components keep in mind how it will be made  ;)

 :thumb:

Offline Cinicle

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #61 on: Sun, 02 May 2021, 15:59:20 »
Update on the project:
Logo design is finished. Final logo placement and actual size will change, but below is a rough draft.
267687-0

Will order a 3d printer to print some prototypes to have a phyhsical piece. This is just to look at it assembled and perhaps do some more design changes to the case based on how it looks.
Ordering a new release printer which should arrive by July. Once the printed part is reviewed and any potential design changes implemented to call it final, we will release the final IC and order an actual prototype from the manufacturer.
Aiming to get the prototype in fall to do any minor tolerance tweaks. Once that's done we will proceed with the group buy.

Thank you all for your input. I will keep you posted on the progress. :)

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #62 on: Sun, 02 May 2021, 16:23:42 »
Super excited for this! A good case is the only thing keeping me from going full endgame on my Quefrency.

Do you think it’ll work with the upcoming rev4 PCBs? They’re being upgraded to Kailh hotswap sockets at stock.

If they work with mill-max sockets they will work with Kailh sockets  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #63 on: Sun, 02 May 2021, 19:53:38 »
Ok ty and if you don't mind  Some more renders would be nice   Thank you
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Offline kwitiii

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #64 on: Sun, 02 May 2021, 20:40:58 »
I'm in!

Offline Lucazems

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« Reply #65 on: Thu, 06 May 2021, 19:51:12 »
Just found this and I really dig it, form submitted!

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #66 on: Mon, 10 May 2021, 18:16:55 »
Holy crap. The Quefrency I'm using right now is currently my favorite layout. I don't love the case options. Definitely just made the geekhack account to comment. If it happens I'm 100% in.

Offline nathanchere

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #67 on: Tue, 11 May 2021, 04:56:16 »
I have some quefrency PCBs gathering dust which would love a proper home. Fingers crossed this takes off.

Offline Cinicle

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #68 on: Sun, 30 May 2021, 15:37:04 »
As an update, the printer has been ordered and will arrive early July. Excited to get printing and get some rough idea of what the case will look like other than just renders.
I will keep you posted and will share some pictures once that's done. After that we will move to phase 2 of the IC.

Meanwhile, I've been thinking of also making a winkeyless top frame for the 60% and macroless versions.
Would you anyone here also be interested in having this an option for the macro and 65% versions?

Offline L4ll1g470r

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #69 on: Wed, 09 June 2021, 14:24:07 »
Very interested (as long as there is ISO support  :D)

Offline BridgetownBeast

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #70 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 01:57:44 »
Very interested in this! Seeing as quefrency rev 4 will be out soon, with kailh hotswap sockets, would this be compatible with that version as well?

Offline deadcell1453

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #71 on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 22:30:01 »
Just found this IC, and I'm very interested.  I have a rev 2 and am looking to buy a rev 3 board, but the lack of quality cases was holding me back.  Hopefully the option for black case with 1.5mm polycarb plate will be available.
« Last Edit: Sat, 12 June 2021, 22:33:00 by deadcell1453 »

Offline woodgrain

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« Reply #72 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 07:41:25 »
Been tracking this post the last 2 months, finally created an account to post my interest, the Quefrency v3 is my first custom board, (putting it together this weekend once I get the last part). Please message me if you do a group buy. I am also interested in a 0 degree option. Would be 60% left (no macros) with 65% right (arrows and navigation keys). Thanks!

Offline Engedi_

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #73 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 10:59:59 »
Super excited for this! So all I need is the PCB correct? Do I need to get anything else from keeb.io?

Offline Arcoril

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #74 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 12:33:05 »
Really interested in this! I'd love to see some sort of tenting support too. Even some threaded holes on the bottom to allow for aftermarket options would be really welcome.

Offline Cinicle

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #75 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 11:39:41 »
Update: As the manufacturer for the printers did not expect such a high demand, the printer to produce the prototype with will be shipped early September.
Currently waiting for that to arrive to continue with the project.

Offline joy.o

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #76 on: Wed, 01 September 2021, 02:18:32 »
Just a thought looking at the renders - the tolerances around the sockets seem quite tight, which might cause an issue for people that use mill-max sockets.

The tolerances take into account max mill sockets.
In addition I have a board with Mill-Max 7305 sockets so I will be able to verify tolerances with the prototype.

Would you recommend 7305's for a new build with this case in consideration over the 0305's? Also, looking forward to seeing this enter the GB phase! Black with polycarb middle and bottom insert sounds like a killer combination.

Offline convoliution

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Re: [IC] Quefrency Rev.3 case 69Nice
« Reply #77 on: Sun, 19 September 2021, 13:14:58 »
I don't always look down at my Quefrency to type, but when I do, I still wish it were in an aluminum case.