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Title: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: The_Royal on Mon, 17 June 2019, 23:17:46



The Ave.

*noun:avenue; a way of approaching a problem

(https://i.imgur.com/GMsyU79.png)



Hello, my friends!

So as other projects are in the "waiting zone" or are fully complete, I wanted to open up the doors to a projected I've been excited about for quite some time now. 

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This is The Ave. (Avenue)

     This adorable little behemoth has been my dream since I got into Ortholinear keyboards.  A Functional "50%" keyboard with a few bells and whistles. 

No "sudo basket pancake reverse mount" here folks.  Just a simple "Top-Mount" style is perfect for the sounds I like.  And I hope many of you do as well! :)


Basic (But still Fresh) Renders

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/590363345828446276/604003299456319533/image0.jpg)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/590363345828446276/604067775920603202/Spacemans_Missile_Key_On_The_Ave._by_The_Royal.PNG)

Rotary Knob by rionlion100!

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/590363345828446276/604094492533981184/The_Ave._Final_Main_Base_2019-Jul-25_10-06-19PM-000_CustomizedView266016502_2.png?width=1170&height=624)

(https://i.imgur.com/efOTtdr.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/dhF0tw8.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/UgE6iRB.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/GMsyU79.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/SNF2wWV.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/lc5yJhV.png)

*A Huge Amount of more renders (w/keycaps), soon to come  :thumb:




The Inspiration:

If you have ever been around professional studio workstations, or have seen them in TV or Movies before, you will notice instantly the inspiration for The Ave.

Boards like the

G80-9009HAU

(https://i.imgur.com/an0CVS7.jpg)

and the Yamaha RM 804

(https://i.imgur.com/9kcPWKn.jpg)

They display their MASSIVE stature proudly.   

When you see one of these types of boards, You know there is WORK TO BE DONE.



Now I've used 40% from the first moment I jumped onto this crazy train of a hobby.  Something about the simplicity of 40's boards instantly drew me in.  And after the few months of frustration and re-learning to be a better typist.  I have found nothing to be as comfortable as 40-60% ortholinear keyboards. 

They are without a doubt, The Thicc Bee's Knees.

But Sometimes, You need just A Little Bit...More.


The Specs. & Details:


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Key Points:
- Two-piece PCB, Plate, & Case Design
- Top-Mount Style Switch Plate
- USB Type-C
- x2 Small 5mm LED Indicators
- Smooth, rounded edges and inner chamfers
- Subtle and Bold Color options
- Different Layout Options (Ortho & Standard 40% Stagger) w/support for Rotary Encoder (because aesthetics are a thing)



Considering the Following Color Options-



- Frosted


-Dark Grey

-Silver


-"Retro-Refrigorator" Teal

-Bruised Banana Yellow (yes)




Plate Options:

- 1.5mm PVD Coated Brass
- 1.5mm Stainless Steel
- 1.6mm FR4 Plate (PCB Material)




Top Panel Options:

(https://i.imgur.com/QqXZvfM.png)


The Price:

**Obviously The Price will vary based on the configuration, material and finish chosen

but-

-For the base Layout, simple anodized color, and SS Plate: I'm doing my best to get this in the low-mid $200's. (no promises, but I really want to try and offer this at a decent price)




The Most Recent Progress:

Prototypes have arrived!

(https://i.imgur.com/o4ByHlj.jpg)
Itís such a beautiful feeling Case. Everything lines up to the T and Iím incredibly happy with the fit and finish overall.

This is part of a new design Iím testing out:

(https://i.imgur.com/ObB92kt.jpg)

The goal being: Make the cheapest Case Possible, while also retaining the feel of the original design.

The bottom and rear are designed to be cut from 3mm Acrylic Sheets. I also have those in, just waiting for the FR4 Testing Plates and then Iíll have a full Build ready for evaluation! 

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To Do:

- Listen to the community
- Enlist help with getting Prototyping done
- Update Details on PCB when fully tested and complete (a few weeks)
- Work on Implementing the E-Ink Display (Choosing to look at OLED instead of E-Ink) 
- Hear back from local Paint shops
- Work on fuller Renders and Sets
- Smile, and remember to breath
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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: mwahlig on Mon, 17 June 2019, 23:25:27
I like this a lot. Will definitely be keeping an eye on this one. Nice work, looking forward to future updates!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: fireworm on Mon, 17 June 2019, 23:27:54
I think it has potential.

Personally I'd love the entire top row to be an frow. (and staggered, not ortho, but I digress).
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: glubazoid on Tue, 18 June 2019, 00:05:47
Not an ortho user, I'd jump on this if its staggered.

But cool design!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: japancakes on Tue, 18 June 2019, 00:35:25
This is why I come on Geekhack. Nobody needs another TKL  :-*
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: Nightcrawler on Tue, 18 June 2019, 01:42:52
Wow, very impressive.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: unluckyxiii on Tue, 18 June 2019, 06:22:52
This is really cool!


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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: Smoff on Tue, 18 June 2019, 06:31:58
If this price stays at the estimate this might very well be my first ortho. It looks sick
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: equalunique on Tue, 18 June 2019, 07:29:36
I'm interested for sure

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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: Morbus on Tue, 18 June 2019, 07:35:37
This is very neat! ortho cool!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: trabbit on Tue, 18 June 2019, 08:13:45
This is really cool!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: The_Royal on Tue, 18 June 2019, 08:29:50
Iím so excited everyone seems to like the Idea/design!

A few things I want to Look into:

ē Adding a standard 40% Plate Option

ē Adding Infographic Display (E-Ink/OLED)

ē Look into the possibility of Bluetooth (maybe)

Hoping to have more info on Prototypes and manufacturing in a week or two  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: UggNot on Tue, 18 June 2019, 09:03:27
Definitely want to see where this one goes.  I like the form factor and layout.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: dingusxmcgee on Tue, 18 June 2019, 10:06:07
This. Is so. Interesting.
Definitely following this.
Donít think I will pick one up but color me super interested!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: Gumberculese on Tue, 18 June 2019, 10:28:32
I'll be watching this one, love the maximalist approach to an ortholinear board, when they're usually minimalist.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: RETURNISO on Tue, 18 June 2019, 11:16:09
Neat, i love the WEY MK06..

Rotary encoder all the way!  :thumb:

Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: Visionaire on Tue, 18 June 2019, 14:03:23
Neat, but I don't use ortho. =/
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: japancakes on Tue, 18 June 2019, 14:58:41
Neat, but I don't use ortho. =/

Cancel the f****** group buy.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: The_Royal on Tue, 18 June 2019, 15:11:13
Neat, but I don't use ortho. =/

Cancel the f****** group buy.

(https://media2.giphy.com/media/ipLIDa93zH79D7WzD1/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: Asbrodeus on Tue, 18 June 2019, 15:16:06
I love all the new different stuff coming out now. Would absolutely buy.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: Visionaire on Tue, 18 June 2019, 15:30:41
Neat, but I don't use ortho. =/

Cancel the f****** group buy.

Pack it up folks! :)
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: dingusxmcgee on Tue, 18 June 2019, 15:41:02
Neat, but I don't use ortho. =/

Cancel the f****** group buy.

Pack it up folks! :)

RIP Ave, we hardly knew ye.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: TheGlyph on Wed, 19 June 2019, 19:25:42
I'm REALLY into this! Will be watching closely  :-*
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: TasteGhost on Thu, 20 June 2019, 08:51:36
This is tremendously exciting, I made an account just to follow this project. Iím really looking forward to renders with various keysets.

The rotary encoder is a fun touch, itíd be interesting to see other controls in the top row as well. The mixer in the first post has me thinking about sliders, toggle switches, joysticks, x-y pads... etc.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: tvaro on Thu, 20 June 2019, 17:39:08
I really like this.

Pc + rotary encoder at the price point youíre aiming to have it at will be an instant purchase from me
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: DuellM on Thu, 20 June 2019, 23:58:14
This would be perfect for me if the keys were staggered,  I've been looking for something like this for a long time

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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: RETURNISO on Fri, 21 June 2019, 02:38:36
+1 staggered version
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: mr.squishy on Fri, 21 June 2019, 07:08:57
Do you have any renders with caps? I like the idea but I'm having a hard time visualizing some of my favorite sets on the board.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: zzzaacchh on Fri, 21 June 2019, 09:03:37
I fully support anything ortho. Pay no attention to the people asking for staggered, they have yet to see the light.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: The_Royal on Fri, 21 June 2019, 09:54:24
Do you have any renders with caps? I like the idea but I'm having a hard time visualizing some of my favorite sets on the board.

Working on those over the weekend! 

I definitely am wanting to get some full renders for you guys.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: InvidiousIgnoramus on Sat, 22 June 2019, 09:44:22
Aw heck, you've designed more things I want, haha. When it comes to brass, would it be possible to get it either sandblasted or some kind of matte pvd? Not really a fan of shiny surfaces.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: KevinSanToast on Tue, 25 June 2019, 19:46:05
Any chance to get two 2u spacebar support?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 25 June 2019, 20:04:43
Lovely design, ortho sucks. It'll drastically benefit from a staggered PCB+plate option if the cost increase is not prohibitive.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: mr.squishy on Wed, 26 June 2019, 06:36:16
Lovely design, ortho sucks. It'll drastically benefit from a staggered PCB+plate option if the cost increase is not prohibitive.
That's a pretty garbage attitude to take about someone else's design, especially when claiming pure opinion as fact. I think OP picked Ortho because they probably like ortho, but they also designed the board specifically around the stylistic, angular lines that you can only get with an ortholinear layout.  Personally, I like how sharp and straight everything is. Very boxy like an old Volvo, feeling very durable looking. It almost looks inspired by brutalist architecture. Functional, overbuilt, hefty.

This IC clearly isn't for you.

Edit: OP, I think a concrete case would be awesome for this board, have you considered trying to make one? I might try to make one if this hits MOQ.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: Rob27shred on Wed, 26 June 2019, 06:47:13
Oh man this an awesome design, consider me interested for sure! Especially if you can meet your price goal on the alum or PC versions.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: Knucklehead211 on Wed, 26 June 2019, 16:32:55
Like I said on Reddit and the IC form, super down for this. Never soldered/built a keyboard before, but this design is exactly what I've been looking for. If you do staggered as well, I'll be able to cover it with keysets I already own and think would kill on this keeb, but if you need to do ortho only, I guess I'll manage!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 26 June 2019, 18:29:30
That's a pretty garbage attitude to take about someone else's design, especially when claiming pure opinion as fact. I think OP picked Ortho because they probably like ortho, but they also designed the board specifically around the stylistic, angular lines that you can only get with an ortholinear layout.  Personally, I like how sharp and straight everything is. Very boxy like an old Volvo, feeling very durable looking. It almost looks inspired by brutalist architecture. Functional, overbuilt, hefty.

This IC clearly isn't for you.

Edit: OP, I think a concrete case would be awesome for this board, have you considered trying to make one? I might try to make one if this hits MOQ.

Why are you offended on OP's behalf? Calm down. The fact I'm even addressing this is completely ridiculous but alas;

Firstly, it's BLATANT that I was referring to an opinion without having to elongate the response for no reason. In my opinion, ortho sucks. Obviously I'm not stating ortholinear as a whole is a disgusting practice and everyone should be ashamed for liking it, you inferring that from my statement is showing bias on your end if nothing else.

You have absolutely not business telling me if an IC is for me or not, especially after I specified that I love the design and want the project to be successful, I believe (in this case I think it to be factual so if you wanna attack anything, do it here) that'll be an easier road if a staggered plate+PCB being offered is a possibility without straying too far from the original idea(s) and/or being cost prohibitive.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: Acereconkeys on Wed, 26 June 2019, 19:30:48
+1 for traditional staggered option. If this has a traditional staggered option with alu/half plate I do not think i'll be able to pass it up.

Additionally, what's the idea/reason for the large lack of stuff on the top half of the battleship? The dead space in between the additional keys.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: Minterly on Wed, 26 June 2019, 22:46:47
bliss pink or riot

edit: can we also get a badge like a nameplate where all the empty space is
would look dope if you could find a subtle, clean font for "the ave" or "the avenue" nameplate
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: mr.squishy on Thu, 27 June 2019, 00:02:38
That's a pretty garbage attitude to take about someone else's design, especially when claiming pure opinion as fact. I think OP picked Ortho because they probably like ortho, but they also designed the board specifically around the stylistic, angular lines that you can only get with an ortholinear layout.  Personally, I like how sharp and straight everything is. Very boxy like an old Volvo, feeling very durable looking. It almost looks inspired by brutalist architecture. Functional, overbuilt, hefty.

This IC clearly isn't for you.

Edit: OP, I think a concrete case would be awesome for this board, have you considered trying to make one? I might try to make one if this hits MOQ.

Why are you offended on OP's behalf? Calm down. The fact I'm even addressing this is completely ridiculous but alas;

Firstly, it's BLATANT that I was referring to an opinion without having to elongate the response for no reason. In my opinion, ortho sucks. Obviously I'm not stating ortholinear as a whole is a disgusting practice and everyone should be ashamed for liking it, you inferring that from my statement is showing bias on your end if nothing else.

You have absolutely not business telling me if an IC is for me or not, especially after I specified that I love the design and want the project to be successful, I believe (in this case I think it to be factual so if you wanna attack anything, do it here) that'll be an easier road if a staggered plate+PCB being offered is a possibility without straying too far from the original idea(s) and/or being cost prohibitive.
I might have come on too strong, but my opinion still stands. I'm only trying to defend op's design language, which I happen to like quite a lot. I would be upset if this entire IC were to be switched to a staggered layout, which is why I am defending ortho linear.

I realize that you're definitely correct, more people will be interested if there is a staggered option. I only meant to defend what I believe to be a good design with obvious aesthetic choices, therefore I apologize that my intent was misinterpreted, I should not have called your attitude garbage.

Ideally, both options would be available. I hope this gets more exposure, maybe then different layouts will be more viable/cost effective.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: The_Royal on Thu, 27 June 2019, 00:10:54
Wall of Opinions:

More
That's a pretty garbage attitude to take about someone else's design, especially when claiming pure opinion as fact. I think OP picked Ortho because they probably like ortho, but they also designed the board specifically around the stylistic, angular lines that you can only get with an ortholinear layout.  Personally, I like how sharp and straight everything is. Very boxy like an old Volvo, feeling very durable looking. It almost looks inspired by brutalist architecture. Functional, overbuilt, hefty.

This IC clearly isn't for you.

Edit: OP, I think a concrete case would be awesome for this board, have you considered trying to make one? I might try to make one if this hits MOQ.

Why are you offended on OP's behalf? Calm down. The fact I'm even addressing this is completely ridiculous but alas;

Firstly, it's BLATANT that I was referring to an opinion without having to elongate the response for no reason. In my opinion, ortho sucks. Obviously I'm not stating ortholinear as a whole is a disgusting practice and everyone should be ashamed for liking it, you inferring that from my statement is showing bias on your end if nothing else.

You have absolutely not business telling me if an IC is for me or not, especially after I specified that I love the design and want the project to be successful, I believe (in this case I think it to be factual so if you wanna attack anything, do it here) that'll be an easier road if a staggered plate+PCB being offered is a possibility without straying too far from the original idea(s) and/or being cost prohibitive.
I might have come on too strong, but my opinion still stands. I'm only trying to defend op's design language, which I happen to like quite a lot. I would be upset if this entire IC were to be switched to a staggered layout, which is why I am defending ortho linear.

I realize that you're definitely correct, more people will be interested if there is a staggered option. I only meant to defend what I believe to be a good design with obvious aesthetic choices, therefore I apologize that my intent was misinterpreted, I should not have called your attitude garbage.

Ideally, both options would be available. I hope this gets more exposure, maybe then different layouts will be more viable/cost effective.



All Opinions are welcome.  It's the internet lol

A Standard 40% Stagger Option will be available.  However, it will be an additional cost.  Plate+Staggered PCB.

I've discussed this will dozens of people on the Reddit thread and Discord discussion and its been a WIP for a while now.  :)

The Staggered option is same as Daisy & asymmetrical bottom row.  :thumb:

Edit: Ill be updating the thread with a big update later this week!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: metalliccharles on Fri, 28 June 2019, 09:26:55
Filled out the IC.  This is a wonderfully unique board.  I can't wait to see more renders and the proto!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: Knucklehead211 on Sun, 30 June 2019, 14:26:26

A Standard 40% Stagger Option will be available.  However, it will be an additional cost.  Plate+Staggered PCB.

The Staggered option is same as Daisy & asymmetrical bottom row.  :thumb:


So what 10% does the ortho layout gain? Personally I'm not comfortable ditching the number row just yet, though like I said, this design is so killer you may make a believer out of me.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: Kerasan on Wed, 03 July 2019, 15:12:30
this will be my first ortho  :thumb:

KMK Labs.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: loviniltra on Tue, 23 July 2019, 16:05:55
can't wait for next update :)
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: equalunique on Tue, 23 July 2019, 17:48:09
Ne 2x2u spacebar?????

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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: The_Royal on Tue, 23 July 2019, 18:37:44
Ne 2x2u spacebar?????

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yes x2 - 2u is one of the layouts in the ortho kit

as well as the separate "Standard 40%" Kit

Wanting to get some nice renders made up for you guys but I do have a few big announcements that Ill be sharing with you guys in the next week or so. 

We are looking really good so far!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: MudkipMao on Thu, 25 July 2019, 13:09:20
Super interested!!  :)
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: The_Royal on Thu, 25 July 2019, 14:06:21
Integrated A Brass Weight:

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/590363345828446276/604003299456319533/image0.jpg)

- Prototypes are on their way!

- Updated the IC Form with more consolidated Color options

- ONLY Rotary Encoder Top Panel will be availible at GB.  Just to keep our costs down with as little options as possible.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: SlamMakanen on Thu, 25 July 2019, 15:05:47
Any chance of a render with the 40% staggered look?


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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: The_Royal on Thu, 25 July 2019, 16:27:44
Any chance of a render with the 40% staggered look?


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Absolutely!

I'm not very good at key cap renders so I'm recruiting some help for that.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: SlamMakanen on Thu, 25 July 2019, 16:39:24
Any chance of a render with the 40% staggered look?


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Absolutely!

I'm not very good at key cap renders so I'm recruiting some help for that.

That would be much appreciated. Thank you very much!


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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A Deluxe, 50% Ortholinear Battlestation Command Center of Power
Post by: The_Royal on Thu, 25 July 2019, 18:54:06
More Hype Renders while we wait.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/590363345828446276/604067775920603202/Spacemans_Missile_Key_On_The_Ave._by_The_Royal.PNG)

Rotary Knob by rionlion100!



(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/590363345828446276/604094492533981184/The_Ave._Final_Main_Base_2019-Jul-25_10-06-19PM-000_CustomizedView266016502_2.png?width=1170&height=624)



Will be getting some nice keyset ones too soon.  Those are a bit too outside my range of skill lol
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: Ghghop on Fri, 26 July 2019, 10:45:57
Really loving the design. Count me in.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: Taylorisg on Fri, 26 July 2019, 10:46:21
Following this. Love the aesthetic and seeing high-end support for ortho.

Carry on.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 26 July 2019, 11:53:41
I really love the teal/banana coated options, and I'd like to reiterate that I'm very thankful that a staggered PCB/plate is being offered. The design is just so nice, and I also like the nuke key rotary encoder that the other nice fella came up with.

Very excited for the GB!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: uood5 on Fri, 26 July 2019, 15:00:41
The things I'd do for 10 home row alphas on the staggered layout for muh colemak...

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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: breakbeatzors on Fri, 26 July 2019, 16:28:05
My goodness GMK Vaporwave would look amazing on the powder teal case.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: wcmbk on Sat, 27 July 2019, 00:38:09
Love it.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: TuckTuckFloof on Sun, 28 July 2019, 20:59:37
This, this is fantastic. It'll go great with my RoMac!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: The_Royal on Wed, 07 August 2019, 09:44:32
Prototypes have arrived!

(https://i.imgur.com/o4ByHlj.jpg)
Itís such a beautiful feeling Case. Everything lines up to the T and Iím incredibly happy with the fit and finish overall.

This is part of a new design Iím testing out:

(https://i.imgur.com/ObB92kt.jpg)

The goal being: Make the cheapest Case Possible, while also retaining the feel of the original design.

The bottom and rear are designed to be cut from 3mm Acrylic Sheets. I also have those in, just waiting for the FR4 Testing Plates and then Iíll have a full Build ready for evaluation! 
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: uood5 on Wed, 07 August 2019, 09:56:01
How cheap is "the cheapest case possible"?

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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: The_Royal on Wed, 07 August 2019, 10:00:43
How cheap is "the cheapest case possible"?

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Less than the original estimate lol.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: ChrisBeWithYou on Wed, 07 August 2019, 10:06:43
My goodness GMK Vaporwave would look amazing on the powder teal case.
Omg I didn't even think about that but you're right

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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: ChrisBeWithYou on Wed, 07 August 2019, 10:10:03
Prototypes have arrived!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/o4ByHlj.jpg)

Itís such a beautiful feeling Case. Everything lines up to the T and Iím incredibly happy with the fit and finish overall.

This is part of a new design Iím testing out:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ObB92kt.jpg)


The goal being: Make the cheapest Case Possible, while also retaining the feel of the original design.

The bottom and rear are designed to be cut from 3mm Acrylic Sheets. I also have those in, just waiting for the FR4 Testing Plates and then Iíll have a full Build ready for evaluation!
If this ends up being the final design would there be more options besides the clear acrylic? I really liked the sound console / Atari 2600 vibe I was seeing previously. Not sure the clear acrylic would fit my taste personally, but I'm not the one designing it lol

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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: mr.squishy on Wed, 07 August 2019, 10:16:16
Still looks pretty beefy. I love it.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: The_Royal on Wed, 07 August 2019, 11:13:01
Prototypes have arrived!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/o4ByHlj.jpg)

Itís such a beautiful feeling Case. Everything lines up to the T and Iím incredibly happy with the fit and finish overall.

This is part of a new design Iím testing out:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ObB92kt.jpg)


The goal being: Make the cheapest Case Possible, while also retaining the feel of the original design.

The bottom and rear are designed to be cut from 3mm Acrylic Sheets. I also have those in, just waiting for the FR4 Testing Plates and then Iíll have a full Build ready for evaluation!
If this ends up being the final design would there be more options besides the clear acrylic? I really liked the sound console / Atari 2600 vibe I was seeing previously. Not sure the clear acrylic would fit my taste personally, but I'm not the one designing it lol

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Probably! If this design ends up working out well, I donít see any issues offering a few different Acrylic colors (Black Frosted, Clear, Beige Maybe, etc.)

Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: InvidiousIgnoramus on Wed, 07 August 2019, 11:23:09
How cheap is "the cheapest case possible"?

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Less than the original estimate lol.
What about a "higher end" option that's not an acrylic bottom? My Hadron V3 has a clear acrylic bottom, and it's a little more fragile than I'd like. Looking at your prototype pcb, does this mean the upper section is going to be handwire?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: The_Royal on Wed, 07 August 2019, 12:12:11
How cheap is "the cheapest case possible"?

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Less than the original estimate lol.
What about a "higher end" option that's not an acrylic bottom? My Hadron V3 has a clear acrylic bottom, and it's a little more fragile than I'd like. Looking at your prototype pcb, does this mean the upper section is going to be handwire?

That's the other good thing about this design.  For those that want a more "Premium" type case, I have the means to have the option for the bottom and back to be CNC/Laser Cut 3mm Aluminum (Matching Case Color) Or 3mm Polished Brass!
This new design is just an experiment and definitely isn't final, but it seems this is a great compromise to some of the walls we have run into.

And The Upper section does indeed have its own PCB.  I Just didn't include that in the pic.  The top and bottom PCBs connect using a fairly standard JST connector. :)

Again, The PCB's are both Through-Hole style DIY builds with Breakout board to rear of case.  This Keeps that "retro" aesthetic intact and prominent, and allows us to include some fancier things Like Through-Hole, Terminal-Mounted LEMO Connectors and Some other fancy add-ons.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: InvidiousIgnoramus on Wed, 07 August 2019, 12:33:22
How cheap is "the cheapest case possible"?

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Less than the original estimate lol.
What about a "higher end" option that's not an acrylic bottom? My Hadron V3 has a clear acrylic bottom, and it's a little more fragile than I'd like. Looking at your prototype pcb, does this mean the upper section is going to be handwire?

That's the other good thing about this design.  For those that want a more "Premium" type case, I have the means to have the option for the bottom and back to be CNC/Laser Cut 3mm Aluminum (Matching Case Color) Or 3mm Polished Brass!
This new design is just an experiment and definitely isn't final, but it seems this is a great compromise to some of the walls we have run into.

And The Upper section does indeed have its own PCB.  I Just didn't include that in the pic.  The top and bottom PCBs connect using a fairly standard JST connector. :)

Again, The PCB's are both Through-Hole style DIY builds with Breakout board to rear of case.  This Keeps that "retro" aesthetic intact and prominent, and allows us to include some fancier things Like Through-Hole, Terminal-Mounted LEMO Connectors and Some other fancy add-ons.
You wanna talk retro, let's see those pcbs with some clear/honey solder mask. That would be God-tier.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: The_Royal on Wed, 07 August 2019, 12:39:44
How cheap is "the cheapest case possible"?

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Less than the original estimate lol.
What about a "higher end" option that's not an acrylic bottom? My Hadron V3 has a clear acrylic bottom, and it's a little more fragile than I'd like. Looking at your prototype pcb, does this mean the upper section is going to be handwire?

That's the other good thing about this design.  For those that want a more "Premium" type case, I have the means to have the option for the bottom and back to be CNC/Laser Cut 3mm Aluminum (Matching Case Color) Or 3mm Polished Brass!
This new design is just an experiment and definitely isn't final, but it seems this is a great compromise to some of the walls we have run into.

And The Upper section does indeed have its own PCB.  I Just didn't include that in the pic.  The top and bottom PCBs connect using a fairly standard JST connector. :)

Again, The PCB's are both Through-Hole style DIY builds with Breakout board to rear of case.  This Keeps that "retro" aesthetic intact and prominent, and allows us to include some fancier things Like Through-Hole, Terminal-Mounted LEMO Connectors and Some other fancy add-ons.
You wanna talk retro, let's see those pcbs with some clear/honey solder mask. That would be God-tier.

NO Soldermask (or "Clear") would be pretty cool honestly.   Right now we are looking at Either, Green, White, or Yellow PCB with Gold Surface Finish.  Should be really pretty.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: mr.squishy on Wed, 07 August 2019, 12:41:03
How cheap is "the cheapest case possible"?

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Less than the original estimate lol.
What about a "higher end" option that's not an acrylic bottom? My Hadron V3 has a clear acrylic bottom, and it's a little more fragile than I'd like. Looking at your prototype pcb, does this mean the upper section is going to be handwire?

That's the other good thing about this design.  For those that want a more "Premium" type case, I have the means to have the option for the bottom and back to be CNC/Laser Cut 3mm Aluminum (Matching Case Color) Or 3mm Polished Brass!
This new design is just an experiment and definitely isn't final, but it seems this is a great compromise to some of the walls we have run into.

And The Upper section does indeed have its own PCB.  I Just didn't include that in the pic.  The top and bottom PCBs connect using a fairly standard JST connector. :)

Again, The PCB's are both Through-Hole style DIY builds with Breakout board to rear of case.  This Keeps that "retro" aesthetic intact and prominent, and allows us to include some fancier things Like Through-Hole, Terminal-Mounted LEMO Connectors and Some other fancy add-ons.
You speak my language. That's exactly what I wanted to hear.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: InvidiousIgnoramus on Wed, 07 August 2019, 12:48:29

NO Soldermask (or "Clear") would be pretty cool honestly.   Right now we are looking at Either, Green, White, or Yellow PCB with Gold Surface Finish.  Should be really pretty.

Well, it would have to have SOME kind of solder mask, haha. I've been informed by PCB designers that you'd get corrosion if you didn't have anything at all protecting the traces. I'm just a really big sucker for that milky clear look on some super vintage boards. Or just retro design in general. hmm, now I want wood paneling on it too. I need to stop while it's still somewhat viable.  :p
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: The_Royal on Wed, 07 August 2019, 12:56:38

NO Soldermask (or "Clear") would be pretty cool honestly.   Right now we are looking at Either, Green, White, or Yellow PCB with Gold Surface Finish.  Should be really pretty.

Well, it would have to have SOME kind of solder mask, haha. I've been informed by PCB designers that you'd get corrosion if you didn't have anything at all protecting the traces. I'm just a really big sucker for that milky clear look on some super vintage boards. Or just retro design in general. hmm, now I want wood paneling on it too. I need to stop while it's still somewhat viable.  :p

Transparent Soldermask is possible! The Results vary quite a bit.  Prob. too much for our use case lol.  I think we will be plenty happy with Green/Yellow in the end. Those are my favorite ones. 

Might as well give it an Ash-Tray while we are at it lol
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: InvidiousIgnoramus on Wed, 07 August 2019, 13:01:13

NO Soldermask (or "Clear") would be pretty cool honestly.   Right now we are looking at Either, Green, White, or Yellow PCB with Gold Surface Finish.  Should be really pretty.

Well, it would have to have SOME kind of solder mask, haha. I've been informed by PCB designers that you'd get corrosion if you didn't have anything at all protecting the traces. I'm just a really big sucker for that milky clear look on some super vintage boards. Or just retro design in general. hmm, now I want wood paneling on it too. I need to stop while it's still somewhat viable. 

Transparent Soldermask is possible! The Results vary quite a bit.  Prob. too much for our use case lol.  I think we will be plenty happy with Green/Yellow in the end. Those are my favorite ones. 

Might as well give it an Ash-Tray while we are at it lol
I can provide that one myself, complete with 15 year old ash! I'll make sure to give it a good dusting for that authentic feel.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: escher on Thu, 08 August 2019, 00:13:21
Ooooof cant wait how many switches am i gonna need for this


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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: The_Royal on Thu, 08 August 2019, 08:22:37
Ooooof cant wait how many switches am i gonna need for this


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Depending on layout, 54-56 switches if you are ortho.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: d.caminero on Mon, 12 August 2019, 04:49:26
@The_Royal

I know you ditched the OLED screen, but is there any way that we can connect one to the PCB? Maybe you could do some break outs so we can adapt one? I personally think that this keyboard would be perfect with a small screen on the top-right section, instead of two more keys.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: wcmbk on Mon, 12 August 2019, 16:15:12
Oh damn, the screen is gone?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: SpeakingSilence on Mon, 12 August 2019, 20:42:43
100% in for this GB. Polycarb & brass please.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: d.caminero on Tue, 13 August 2019, 06:15:50
Oh damn, the screen is gone?

IIRC it was ditched after the IC poll
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: wcmbk on Tue, 13 August 2019, 06:31:41
Oh damn, the screen is gone?

IIRC it was ditched after the IC poll

I was wondering where it would fit in the renders.. although I thought it had just changed from E-Ink to OLED.

Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: MudkipMao on Tue, 13 August 2019, 12:23:41
Any chance of a preonic (5 row) version? I love my number row :D
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: SlamMakanen on Wed, 14 August 2019, 05:01:17
Is the grey/pink combo going to be an option?


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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: jacobavenkraft on Wed, 14 August 2019, 07:12:29
Any chance of a preonic (5 row) version? I love my number row :D
I second this!  Though I don't really expect it to be a possibility in this buy, I would jump at a Preonic version.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: wcmbk on Wed, 14 August 2019, 07:36:23
Any chance of a preonic (5 row) version? I love my number row :D
I second this!  Though I don't really expect it to be a possibility in this buy, I would jump at a Preonic version.
Thirded.

Iíd get it in itís current iteration, but if you were interested in expanding it in a future revision, I think that would be even better.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: ideus on Wed, 14 August 2019, 08:11:29
Show a render with caps to get a feel of the final product.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: The_Royal on Wed, 14 August 2019, 11:51:56
Show a render with caps to get a feel of the final product.

How about an actual pic!?

(https://i.imgur.com/ZunMYgg.jpg)

Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: KevinSanToast on Wed, 14 August 2019, 20:51:48
Show a render with caps to get a feel of the final product.

How about an actual pic!?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ZunMYgg.jpg)


Yesss. So when will the GB go live? @~@ Will this release before your Soap board?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: The_Royal on Fri, 16 August 2019, 17:04:08
Show a render with caps to get a feel of the final product.

How about an actual pic!?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ZunMYgg.jpg)


Yesss. So when will the GB go live? @~@ Will this release before your Soap board?

Depends on a lot of things. But the GB will almost definitely be before the end of the year.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: The_Royal on Fri, 16 August 2019, 17:05:05
Got Her All Built Today:

(https://i.imgur.com/Vp9XtW0.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: digid3ar on Fri, 16 August 2019, 17:22:33
damn it looks awesome, :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: ideus on Fri, 16 August 2019, 19:22:06
Got Her All Built Today:

Show Image
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Is the round thing functional, or just for show?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: The_Royal on Fri, 16 August 2019, 19:51:29
Got Her All Built Today:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Vp9XtW0.jpg)

Is the round thing functional, or just for show?

Itís a Rotary Encoder!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: JuiceTin255 on Sat, 17 August 2019, 07:41:26
This is why I come on Geekhack. Nobody needs another TKL  :-*

My thoughts exactly! Here for innovation and oddities!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: unluckyxiii on Sat, 17 August 2019, 07:42:39
Got Her All Built Today:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Vp9XtW0.jpg)


Looking at my first entry to the ortholinear


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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: ideus on Sat, 17 August 2019, 20:25:37
Got Her All Built Today:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Vp9XtW0.jpg)

Is the round thing functional, or just for show?

Itís a Rotary Encoder!
Nice! How will it be programmed?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: The_Royal on Sat, 17 August 2019, 21:41:12
Got Her All Built Today:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Vp9XtW0.jpg)

Is the round thing functional, or just for show?

Itís a Rotary Encoder!
Nice! How will it be programmed?


QMK! So you can program it to do Basically Whatever you want!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: rondg on Sat, 17 August 2019, 21:45:54
Not a 40% user. Not an ortholinear user. But I like it a lot. Do we have a price?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: The_Royal on Sat, 17 August 2019, 21:51:14
Not a 40% user. Not an ortholinear user. But I like it a lot. Do we have a price?

Nope! Lol

Still deciding on a few different things design wise. Still looking at a range of $200-$300 Though. Hopefully on the lower end of that.

Really Trying to make this reasonable cause Iíd love for a lot of people to be able to have one!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: wcmbk on Sat, 17 August 2019, 21:56:42
I know itís likely a big ask - but if there was an option for a Ďpremiumí option with a screen that would be incredible.

Was there insufficient interest in the IC for an OLED addition?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: ChrisBeWithYou on Sat, 17 August 2019, 22:16:18
Man this is gonna be the hottest drop of 20XX!

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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: ChrisBeWithYou on Sat, 17 August 2019, 22:20:40
I know itís likely a big ask - but if there was an option for a Ďpremiumí option with a screen that would be incredible.

Was there insufficient interest in the IC for an OLED addition?
+1 even if it's like a secondary module or like a new pcb I need to swap out after the initial GB

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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: farmisen on Sun, 18 August 2019, 11:36:54
I know itís likely a big ask - but if there was an option for a Ďpremiumí option with a screen that would be incredible.

Was there insufficient interest in the IC for an OLED addition?
+1 even if it's like a secondary module or like a new pcb I need to swap out after the initial GB

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+1

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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
Post by: m00t0nz on Sun, 18 August 2019, 19:28:56
Not an ortho user, I'd jump on this if its staggered.

But cool design!

I don't know if it was an update but it says there will be a staggered plate option
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: equalunique on Sun, 18 August 2019, 21:25:33


This is part of a new design Iím testing out:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ObB92kt.jpg)


The goal being: Make the cheapest Case Possible, while also retaining the feel of the original design.

The bottom and rear are designed to be cut from 3mm Acrylic Sheets. I also have those in, just waiting for the FR4 Testing Plates and then Iíll have a full Build ready for evaluation!

Since I have access to a laser cutter, I'm quite keen on this 3mm acrylic panel idea of yours. Sharing design files would allow others such as myself to laser-engrave text/imagrey/designs/patterns. One important thing for me is the possibility to cut holes on the bottom panel for screw-in case feet, since I like my orthos to have an angle. :)

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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: AgonizedFish on Mon, 19 August 2019, 21:41:41
I remember in the original mech market thread you mentioned a staggered layout/pcb would be an option. Is that still happening or is it exclusively ortho now?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: rionlion100 on Mon, 19 August 2019, 21:48:52
Can't wait for this hope that I can get in on this awesome GB when it opens!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: toddwardz on Wed, 04 September 2019, 21:15:16
Any updates?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: The_Royal on Wed, 04 September 2019, 22:44:45
Any updates?

Just waiting on the new, "better" prototypes right now. 

Slow and steady!  Hoping to get us to GB by the end of the year.  I want to do this board justice!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: rondg on Thu, 05 September 2019, 19:36:43
Is the design final? Maybe we can fit an OLED screen?  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: MdotMaxson on Sat, 07 September 2019, 18:43:54
Is this a 40% planck like on the bottom or a 50% Preonic type? Iím in 100% for a 50%. Iím out for a 40%.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: The_Royal on Sat, 07 September 2019, 19:20:02
Is this a 40% planck like on the bottom or a 50% Preonic type? Iím in 100% for a 50%. Iím out for a 40%.

As a whole, The Ave. is a 50% Keyboard.

The main typing area is a 12-Column/4-Row Layout just like the 40% Planck. To the left is a 4-Key ďMacroĒ column, and the top is where a Rotary Encoder, Esc Key, And 3 Extra right hand keys sit.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: Robosculpts on Sat, 07 September 2019, 19:25:06
I never knew I needed a keyboard this small! This thing looks rad!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: The_Royal on Sat, 07 September 2019, 19:28:44
I never knew I needed a keyboard this small! This thing looks rad!

Thank you! :)
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: MdotMaxson on Sun, 08 September 2019, 03:32:13
I wish it was a 5 x 12 and not a 4 x 12. Bummer. Out for this.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: Kerasan on Sun, 08 September 2019, 04:23:37
I'm sad about removing the fullbrass version  :(

KMK Labs
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: InvidiousIgnoramus on Sun, 08 September 2019, 17:53:14
I'm sad about removing the fullbrass version  :(

KMK Labs
Aww, I didn't even notice. :(