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Title: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
Post by: Yellow bird on Sat, 15 June 2019, 02:57:28
Hi, everyone!

I am very excited to bring our latest project, Half-feather, to the Geekhack community.

The logo engraved on the upper case comes from the ancient Qin Variant of Seal Script which is the symbol of left-half of the word ĎFeatherí (https://i.imgur.com/HdbLtS4.png)written in Seal Script.

The design of the weight on the back is inspired from the art form of traditional Chinese paper cutting, which shows the contour of a vividly depicted butterfly. (https://i.imgur.com/HzKpTWY.jpg)

Details

Case option: Full anodized aluminum

Angle: 6į

Plate option: anodized aluminum or multicolor gradient PVD brass
PCB: running through C≥-LDN firmware (not open source this time) with diver (about the diver, there gonna be a English version of it, but the manual is still being translated at this moment. It will take some time.)
QMK firmware will be optional.

Mounting Method: Burger mount with O-rings (simplified gasket mount)

Others: 3mm&3.5mm silicone dampener (after testing I decide to remove the 3.5mm dampener between plate and PCB. and keep the 3mm dampener under the PCB )

Price range: around $300→from $220

Typing sound testing vidio:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWFWmMir-IY&feature=youtu.be

Layout support:
(https://i.imgur.com/dGloL8L.png)

Renders
(https://i.imgur.com/GwuePiw.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/uDHYT6F.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wLPCy3Y.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ElqSqF5.jpg)

Prototypes(more pictures and typing sound testing video coming on the way)
(https://i.imgur.com/4oluyqK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Ay5HKSX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/OOXLuIy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gXjka1x.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MP8ypY8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fykPGUK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/yHBIYyl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Axkmgh7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5mVKrWl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/m5yfTj1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9BGhWmo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/OCYh76X.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tB7vkqb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/AjKEIGV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3DEMV42.jpg)


Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: Yellow bird on Sat, 15 June 2019, 03:03:06
I'm new here,sorry for the misspelling.  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: Yellow bird on Sat, 15 June 2019, 03:03:28
I'll post more pictures later
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: hhkbp2 on Sat, 15 June 2019, 03:30:46
Awesome design plate, pcb and etc.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: orim23 on Sat, 15 June 2019, 03:38:52
like it. but the non open-source firmware kills it for me. good luck.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: EMC Labs on Sat, 15 June 2019, 03:47:10
very nice! can I ask how much the prototyped cost for manufacturing?
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: rondg on Sat, 15 June 2019, 04:18:31
PCB: running through C≥-LDN firmware (not open source this time) with diver

Is there a reason why you are using this firmware? What are the advantages? Sorry, I am not familiar with the firmware.  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: Yellow bird on Sat, 15 June 2019, 05:01:40
PCB: running through C≥-LDN firmware (not open source this time) with diver

Is there a reason why you are using this firmware? What are the advantages? Sorry, I am not familiar with the firmware.  ;D
I have Maze from Percent Studio and  ONE from Equalz Studio. It's the same firmware with those. It's much more simple compare with others. and, It's fully programmable  by using the diver  (https://i.imgur.com/7oRAB8o.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: Yellow bird on Sat, 15 June 2019, 05:09:18
very nice! can I ask how much the prototyped cost for manufacturing?
there was some prepayments. It costs me more than 1500 USD for all(Including PCB).
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: rondg on Sat, 15 June 2019, 05:42:07
very nice! can I ask how much the prototyped cost for manufacturing?
there was some prepayments. It costs me more than 1500 USD for all(Including PCB).

For just 1 prototype?  :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: Yellow bird on Sat, 15 June 2019, 05:47:05
very nice! can I ask how much the prototyped cost for manufacturing?
there was some prepayments. It costs me more than 1500 USD for all(Including PCB).
For just 1 prototype?  :eek:
750 each
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: rondg on Sat, 15 June 2019, 06:52:58
very nice! can I ask how much the prototyped cost for manufacturing?
there was some prepayments. It costs me more than 1500 USD for all(Including PCB).
For just 1 prototype?  :eek:
750 each

Ohhh.. There are 2 prototypes. Didn't notice the black one. For $300, I'm interested...
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: otanishock on Sat, 15 June 2019, 06:54:09
very nice! can I ask how much the prototyped cost for manufacturing?
there was some prepayments. It costs me more than 1500 USD for all(Including PCB).

For just 1 prototype?  :eek:
Sounds about right. Prototypes cost significantly more than production run. I wouldn't be surprised if OP ends up paying a few grands until he's satisfied with the final version readily submitted for group buy's run.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: MyCow on Sat, 15 June 2019, 07:19:27
Interested in the design, do you have a timeline for the GB if IC goes well? How many do you want to run? And where will it be shipped from?


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Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: despairsray on Sat, 15 June 2019, 07:30:13
This looks really cool, I like the format. I am looking for unique color cases so if there is one with a good color, I will be interested.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: vi0till on Sat, 15 June 2019, 08:31:17
I like the layout. Really interested to get one. Hope to see more details.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: flying1911 on Sat, 15 June 2019, 10:18:24
Beautiful board but I can't seem to wrap my head around the logos  :( :(
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: iNViSiBiLiTi on Sat, 15 June 2019, 11:56:33
What made you decide to put a mounting tab directly under the spacebar?
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: kidpid on Sat, 15 June 2019, 13:43:00
I really like the overall design of the case, but this layout is not doing it for me.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: Yellow bird on Sat, 15 June 2019, 15:08:35
What made you decide to put a mounting tab directly under the spacebar?
I noticed that and changed it in to 4x4 already.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: Yellow bird on Sun, 16 June 2019, 11:05:41
Interested in the design, do you have a timeline for the GB if IC goes well? How many do you want to run? And where will it be shipped from?


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If it goes well the GB will start in July,  and it will be shipped from China or Japan
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: KalAl on Sun, 16 June 2019, 15:55:59
Very much interested!
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: tonny950111 on Mon, 17 June 2019, 14:58:35
Interesting, will keep an eye on this project.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: BigBabyJesus on Mon, 17 June 2019, 15:40:07
Yes!
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: Tree_ on Mon, 17 June 2019, 21:17:49
Multicolour plate is cool and I like the layout, but not feeling badge and weight design.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 17 June 2019, 22:10:48
love the name
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
Post by: vi0till on Wed, 19 June 2019, 09:12:05
The pcb will maintain usb-mini as per  C≥-LDN rgb 80% pcb?

Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
Post by: Yellow bird on Thu, 20 June 2019, 12:29:50
The pcb will maintain usb-mini as per  C≥-LDN rgb 80% pcb?
It will be usb-c, and  there is no rgb on this pcb.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
Post by: flippanteer on Thu, 20 June 2019, 19:52:38
Interesting, not that many Varmilo layouts out there, I love it! Very unique, definitely a buy-in for me.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
Post by: Tekilashot on Sat, 22 June 2019, 04:06:14
I'll be interested if you can keep the price down since the lack of qmk support and USB mini are bothering me a little.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
Post by: TuCZnak on Sat, 22 June 2019, 10:04:17
Please reconsider and make this with QMK
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
Post by: KingOfMemes on Sat, 22 June 2019, 10:17:31
Please reconsider and make this with QMK
I agree. I'm in with qmk, out with proprietary
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
Post by: samG on Sat, 22 June 2019, 14:38:21
I need to get a hold of one of these. They look rad!
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
Post by: Xynerorias on Sun, 23 June 2019, 07:23:17
Please reconsider and make this with QMK

Yes please! Doesn't matter if it's delayed and not running in July, I beg you  :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
Post by: KingOfMemes on Sun, 23 June 2019, 11:37:08
Please reconsider and make this with QMK

Yes please! Doesn't matter if it's delayed and not running in July, I beg you  :eek:
This 100%. No need to rush. Make sure the upmost quality can be produced. The actual date of GB can come later
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
Post by: Yellow bird on Sun, 23 June 2019, 13:54:33
Please reconsider and make this with QMK

Yes please! Doesn't matter if it's delayed and not running in July, I beg you  :eek:
This 100%. No need to rush. Make sure the upmost quality can be produced. The actual date of GB can come later
Thank you all guys.  Here is the thing. I already made a QMK prototype before I reach out LDN. If you want it Iíll make it optional.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
Post by: rondg on Sun, 23 June 2019, 17:43:07
Please reconsider and make this with QMK

Yes please! Doesn't matter if it's delayed and not running in July, I beg you  :eek:
This 100%. No need to rush. Make sure the upmost quality can be produced. The actual date of GB can come later
Thank you all guys.  Here is the thing. I already made a QMK prototype before I reach out LDN. If you want it Iíll make it optional.

Thank you! I would be down for a QMK pcb.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
Post by: Yellow bird on Sun, 23 June 2019, 18:36:23
Please reconsider and make this with QMK

Yes please! Doesn't matter if it's delayed and not running in July, I beg you  :eek:
This 100%. No need to rush. Make sure the upmost quality can be produced. The actual date of GB can come later
Thank you all guys.  Here is the thing. I already made a QMK prototype before I reach out LDN. If you want it Iíll make it optional.

Thank you! I would be down for a QMK pcb.
Sorry I miss understood. The QMK PCB will be optional.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
Post by: Yellow bird on Sun, 23 June 2019, 18:43:16
Please reconsider and make this with QMK

Yes please! Doesn't matter if it's delayed and not running in July, I beg you  :eek:
This 100%. No need to rush. Make sure the upmost quality can be produced. The actual date of GB can come later
Thank you all guys.  Here is the thing. I already made a QMK prototype before I reach out LDN. If you want it Iíll make it optional.

Thank you! I would be down for a QMK pcb.
I have to concern about the copyright thing. It gonna cause problems in the future.
Sorry I miss understood. The QMK PCB will be optional.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\25
Post by: vi0till on Wed, 26 June 2019, 11:27:57
any date yet for GB?
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\25
Post by: Xynerorias on Wed, 26 June 2019, 17:38:02
Also I'm a little hesitant on the shift and left arrow key. It seems so close it looks like it scratches.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\25
Post by: Yellow bird on Thu, 27 June 2019, 03:25:25
any date yet for GB?
GB in China will start on 7/1, In GH I have to wait after testing  the QMK firmware PCB
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\25
Post by: Yellow bird on Thu, 27 June 2019, 03:31:01
Also I'm a little hesitant on the shift and left arrow key. It seems so close it looks like it scratches.
Donít worry about that, I fixed that problem already.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
Post by: echoman13 on Tue, 09 July 2019, 18:02:12
Not a fan of the logo on the board, but I like this layout a lot. Very nice.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
Post by: tex_live_utility on Tue, 09 July 2019, 19:06:33
I like everything about this keyboard. I'm in.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
Post by: rondg on Tue, 09 July 2019, 19:24:53
Not a fan of the logo on the board, but I like this layout a lot. Very nice.

Yeah, I am thinking twice because of the logo on the top. I could care less on the bottom though. I hope there is an option without the logo, at least on the top  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
Post by: Yellow bird on Fri, 12 July 2019, 04:39:20
Not a fan of the logo on the board, but I like this layout a lot. Very nice.

Yeah, I am thinking twice because of the logo on the top. I could care less on the bottom though. I hope there is an option without the logo, at least on the top  ;D
ok done!
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
Post by: rondg on Fri, 12 July 2019, 06:50:02
Not a fan of the logo on the board, but I like this layout a lot. Very nice.

Yeah, I am thinking twice because of the logo on the top. I could care less on the bottom though. I hope there is an option without the logo, at least on the top  ;D
ok done!

When will you take my money?  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
Post by: flippanteer on Fri, 12 July 2019, 08:42:51
Not a fan of the logo on the board, but I like this layout a lot. Very nice.

Yeah, I am thinking twice because of the logo on the top. I could care less on the bottom though. I hope there is an option without the logo, at least on the top  ;D

Not to be a butt but, couldn't care less, or else you could be caring less but you aren't, showing that you do care  ;D

Great board Yellow Bird! Love the inspiration.
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
Post by: rondg on Fri, 12 July 2019, 09:50:15
Not a fan of the logo on the board, but I like this layout a lot. Very nice.

Yeah, I am thinking twice because of the logo on the top. I could care less on the bottom though. I hope there is an option without the logo, at least on the top  ;D

Not to be a butt but, couldn't care less, or else you could be caring less but you aren't, showing that you do care  ;D

Great board Yellow Bird! Love the inspiration.

Ohhh.. Well technically I still care a bit as I am still interested, just not the logo :p
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
Post by: flippanteer on Fri, 12 July 2019, 09:52:32
Not a fan of the logo on the board, but I like this layout a lot. Very nice.

Yeah, I am thinking twice because of the logo on the top. I could care less on the bottom though. I hope there is an option without the logo, at least on the top  ;D

Not to be a butt but, couldn't care less, or else you could be caring less but you aren't, showing that you do care  ;D

Great board Yellow Bird! Love the inspiration.

Ohhh.. Well technically I still care a bit as I am still interested, just not the logo :p

 :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
Post by: HealVSalt on Fri, 12 July 2019, 13:27:06
I'm in love with the design of both of the logos and the side of the case, will keep an eye out for update!

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Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
Post by: sarsaparillagorilla on Sat, 13 July 2019, 15:12:13
I'm hella interested in this as it looks super cool! I love the designs and the colour choices!!!I'm keeping an eye on this
Title: Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
Post by: vi0till on Sat, 17 August 2019, 21:13:12
Any update on this?