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[IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT - UPDATE
« on: Sat, 10 December 2022, 17:20:27 »

    BOOMERANG

    8-degree split 60XT


         

    IC FORM



    INTRODUCTION

    I always loved the FLX virgo but I knew I would not use the nav cluster if I got one, so I decided to make my own version of the layout. That is it. No introduction or drawn-out inspiration. I wanted something so I made it. If you also like what you see, then well fill in the IC. If you don't, thanks for reading this.

    DETAILS AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    • Materials: Copper weight, aluminum top/bottom
    • Dedicated ANSI/ISO plates. Ansi shown below.
    • Hot-swap and solder PCBs
    • Typing angle: 6.5 degrees
    • Split angle: 8 degrees
    • Front height: ~18.1 adjusted at lowest point.
    • Weight: ~2.4 kg built
    • 2 mm diameter o-ring
    • M3x10 front screws, M3x20 back screws
    • Fly DB, MOLEX-MOLEX. No daughterboard cutout on bottom of case
    • Through-weight design
    • WRIST REST WILL BE OFFERED
    • Mounting: o-ring wraps around the plate tabs, like F1 but self-aligning.

    Assembly to be shown in detail when prototype arrives. In a nutshell the oring wraps around the plate tabs, like F1 but self-aligning.



    ASSEMBLY

    I have made 4 prototypes:
    • Fully F1 oring mount: Did not like it, assembly was horrible and it just did not work well.
    • Partial oring with screw underneath: It worked and was good but it was hard to show how much to tighten screw, so option 4 was made
    • Top mount: I went a bit crazy and made a top-mount version: It is amazing but in the end I made option 4
    • Fully F1 oring mount, fully wrapping: I made another board with this exact same mount and the experience was perfect, so I took the exact dimensions and translated them here. That is it.

    ALIGNMENT

    In the photo below, the blue highlighted area are the alignment and force-break orings. To be clear the force break aspect is an added bonus, not to fix any ping, there is no ping whatsoever. The only reason for the orings is to align the top-bottom cases without using pins or metal alignment tabs. I want as little metal-metal contact.




    MOUNTING

    The way the board is mounted is super simple. You take the oring, slot it into the cutouts on the tabs and you place it on top of the board. Because of how the board is designed this is self-aligning, meaning the plate will always be in the correct position. I will explain this when the prototype arrives, but you can see how in the up-down direction the oring is constrained by the plate and then once again by the channel underneath, so it cannot move up-down out of alignment. Side-side same thing, the oring has nowhere to go and will always stay in the channel.



    Additionally, those with a keen eye can see that the leaf spring is shifted to the outside of the tab. This is because the inside of the tab is supported by the adjacent tab, but the extremes of the tabs (left and right bezels basically) those are supported only by 1 tab, so you have to make them stiffer for the board to feel homogeneous throughout.

    WRIST REST INFORMATION

    For those who did not pay attention and said that the wrist rest made out of aluminum is pointless, please refer to the silver render. While the wrist rest is indeed made out of aluminum, I added rubber stoppers to avoid metal on metal contact. I have added the render where this is shown below for reference:

     

    I have tested this and due to the geometry of the bottom, with 2 feet, one on either side there is zero metal contact. However, due to popular demand I have also quoted PC for those who rather get that instead.

    RENDERS

    Powder-coated beige

         

         

    Anodized Dark Green

         

         

    Powder-coated Meteorite Gray

         



    Anodized Silver


         



    Anodized Purple

         

       


    PROTOTYPE PICTURES COLORS NOT DECIDED, THESE WERE FROM V2 PROTOTYPES


         

         

             


     

    SALE INFORMATION

    • Units will be announced soon
    • Sale will be in-stock. Projected Q1 2024
    • MSRP of $350, aluminum wrist rest will be $60
    • Colors will be: Raw, anodized green purple and silver, powder coated beige, meteorite gray. Please see renders above.
    • Vendor information to be disclosed in the near future.

    CONTACT

    My Discord server: https://discord.gg/nWXrcdX8uN

    Most updates will be posted on my server as well as Geekhack.

    SPECIAL THANKS

    This project would not have been possible without the members of my discord server. Thank you!!
    Manu, who helped me with every step of the way! Gracias puto
    Special thanks to Chonk, for supporting me blindly; Peppy for putting up with my bull**** and Manu for yelling at me here and there.
    And obviously Zetina, for the amazing renders.
    Lastly Baul, Lento and Peppy for helping me clean up the bottom row and yelling at me to fix the horrible initial one. You guys rock


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    Offline LaminarDesigns

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #1 on: Sat, 10 December 2022, 17:21:02 »
    Update log:

    12/12/2022

    - Added Alps support to pcb.
    - Included information about possible Topre kit offered. Confirmation on this to come soon.

    12/14/2022

    - prototype has completed CNC/QC and is shipping to me this week.
    - PCB is ready and being ordered this week. Expected to be delivered in 2 weeks.
    - Once prototype arrives I will take pictures/make video of assembly.

    12/17/2022

    -Prototype has shipped, PCB ordered.
    -Other components: Different o-rings arrived, geon feet arrived. Prototype pictures look fantastic.

    09/09/2023

    -Finalized design
    -Thread has been updated with relevant information
    « Last Edit: Sat, 09 September 2023, 17:40:12 by LaminarDesigns »

    Offline xjack312

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #2 on: Sat, 10 December 2022, 17:23:29 »
    oh yeah this is it
    Alice enjoyer

    Offline KeyBros_

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #3 on: Sat, 10 December 2022, 17:35:35 »
    Banger after banger

    Offline chonkkeys

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #4 on: Sat, 10 December 2022, 17:36:39 »
    Yep, just take all my money!!!!  :eek: ;D

    Offline stefanyuog

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #5 on: Sat, 10 December 2022, 17:52:31 »
    I can't wait for the release  :p

    Offline LaminarDesigns

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #6 on: Sat, 10 December 2022, 18:00:25 »
    Boomerang's signature has been added!
    « Last Edit: Sat, 10 December 2022, 18:03:40 by LaminarDesigns »

    Offline Friendship

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #7 on: Sat, 10 December 2022, 18:20:01 »
    Very cool, looking forward to this!
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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #8 on: Sat, 10 December 2022, 18:49:05 »
    are you sure that plate supports split right shift?

    Offline LaminarDesigns

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #9 on: Sat, 10 December 2022, 19:22:22 »
    are you sure that plate supports split right shift?

    Renders were done and I did not want to pay again to remake them, but yes split right shift will be supported as per the supported layouts image. Thanks for pointing that out.

    Offline we

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #10 on: Sat, 10 December 2022, 20:03:36 »
    Another banger lammy :3

    Offline whirlwind

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #11 on: Sat, 10 December 2022, 21:36:47 »
    Very nice mate, looks fantastic!

    Offline roostrc0gburn

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #12 on: Sat, 10 December 2022, 22:04:17 »
    and you, young @laminardesigns we will watch your career with great interest

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #13 on: Sat, 10 December 2022, 23:06:51 »
    This is awesome!! Definitely following.

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #14 on: Sun, 11 December 2022, 05:14:30 »
    Absolutely love the board.

    What I love even more is that I've been toying with this exact idea myself for some months now (my inspiration was the 4GT sabre) but the fact that you've got there before me means I now won't have to bother to do it myself!

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #15 on: Sun, 11 December 2022, 05:23:19 »
    I want this board on my desk

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #16 on: Sun, 11 December 2022, 15:57:44 »
    wow laminar always slaps i love this

    Offline MrBingo

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #17 on: Sun, 11 December 2022, 21:46:47 »
    i love this board! is absolute amazing! can't wait to buy it haha!


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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #18 on: Mon, 12 December 2022, 00:07:01 »
    Very cool design, love the second B on the right, personally still a big user of it

    Offline white_rabbit

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #19 on: Mon, 12 December 2022, 01:51:34 »
    Lovely design, I like how you did the centred USB port and the copper weight looks great.

    Offline Nascent

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #20 on: Mon, 12 December 2022, 03:54:57 »
    Love the design, the colors and the ISO layout availability. Will keep an eye on it!

    Offline Jacki

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #21 on: Mon, 12 December 2022, 10:16:16 »
    YES PLEASE

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    Offline LaminarDesigns

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #22 on: Tue, 13 December 2022, 17:43:06 »
    Added information to reserved comment with change log. Thanks for the interest everyone, information to come soon.

    Offline catamscott

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #23 on: Wed, 14 December 2022, 00:09:54 »
    damn i love this

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #24 on: Fri, 16 December 2022, 06:14:33 »
    Another banger, good job!

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #25 on: Fri, 16 December 2022, 21:34:18 »
    This is one of my favorite keyboard designs of the year. Something different and down my alley. GLWIC

    Offline neverfail

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #26 on: Fri, 23 December 2022, 09:51:01 »
    Hmmm, whats that grey/multicolor keyset on the second render? Looks abosolutely sick imo

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #27 on: Fri, 23 December 2022, 13:02:21 »
    Very cool!
    Expensive plastic makes me sigh.

    Offline yourheadgoesboom

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #28 on: Mon, 02 January 2023, 18:55:33 »
    Looking forward to this!

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #29 on: Wed, 04 January 2023, 04:46:23 »
    actual banger.

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #30 on: Fri, 06 January 2023, 16:17:15 »
    double banger if it is in addition to topre

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #31 on: Sat, 07 January 2023, 13:54:54 »
    Definitely love this project. Nice colours choices, very involved with feedbacks. All the best to you for 2023!

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #32 on: Sun, 08 January 2023, 12:25:03 »
    Hmmm not sure what to think but interested.
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    Offline EdgeOfInfinity

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #33 on: Tue, 10 January 2023, 01:10:38 »
    some of the renders look more like ano champagne than an e-beige - which would actually be fire!

    board/renders looks great though. glwic!

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #34 on: Wed, 01 February 2023, 05:52:35 »
    Cool

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #35 on: Wed, 01 February 2023, 21:00:54 »

    Offline LaminarDesigns

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #36 on: Fri, 03 February 2023, 09:31:14 »
    Working on revamping the IC, lots of new developments and information. I have ordered 10 prototypes to test out 10 different colors. The tentative ETA is a month till delivery.

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #37 on: Sat, 04 February 2023, 16:28:59 »
    sexy yes

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #38 on: Wed, 12 April 2023, 16:43:36 »
    any more updates?


    Offline LaminarDesigns

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #39 on: Thu, 13 April 2023, 15:33:10 »
    any more updates?

    I am working on it, I posted some snippets on my discord if you want to go check it out, but I will be revamping the IC with the new information in the coming weeks!

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #40 on: Wed, 07 June 2023, 12:21:41 »
    How elegant it is!

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #41 on: Wed, 07 June 2023, 14:53:04 »
    perfect keyboard

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #42 on: Sun, 11 June 2023, 23:46:52 »
    so balanced.....so perfect.

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #43 on: Mon, 28 August 2023, 14:30:15 »
    Been thinking about you boomerang. This is the one board I’m waiting for <3

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #44 on: Mon, 28 August 2023, 20:31:27 »
    if this is manufactured in australia that would be neat.

    otherwise is this not cultural appropriation ?

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #45 on: Mon, 28 August 2023, 21:03:28 »
    if this is manufactured in australia that would be neat.

    otherwise is this not cultural appropriation ?

    even if it were manufactured in Australia, you'd need a factory run only by aboriginals  ;)

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT
    « Reply #46 on: Tue, 29 August 2023, 04:25:22 »
    if this is manufactured in australia that would be neat.

    otherwise is this not cultural appropriation ?
    I almost died laughing after reading this, thank you so much

    Offline LaminarDesigns

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT - UPDATE
    « Reply #47 on: Sat, 09 September 2023, 17:38:30 »
    IC HAS BEEN REVAMPED

    Relevant information has been added, as soon as final pre-production samples arrive I will show the final design in a video.

    Offline C_L | Soup

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT - UPDATE
    « Reply #48 on: Sat, 09 September 2023, 18:02:11 »
    Lets go! Can't wait to see how the coating samples come out.

    Offline This_Is_BearDog

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    Re: [IC] Boomerang - 8-degree split 60XT - UPDATE
    « Reply #49 on: Sat, 09 September 2023, 21:05:58 »
    Can't wait for this board! I have a proto and it is already great, the changes to the mounting will send this board into the stratosphere.