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geekhack Marketplace => Interest Checks => Topic started by: The_Royal on Mon, 17 June 2019, 23:17:46

Title: [IC] The Ave. - (GB Opens Dec. 13th!)
Post by: The_Royal on Mon, 17 June 2019, 23:17:46
The Ave. - Group Buy
An Ortholinear Battlestation

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654762387748028426/Master_Render_Doc_2019-Oct-31_05-02-37PM-000_CustomizedView199753577.png)



Link to Original IC Thread (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=101236.0)



The time has finally come people! Its The Ave. Group Buy!!  The ultimate, sexy, cute, and powerful, ortholinear-battlestation!

So things have changed a lot in the past month or so. Here are some main points of note...

1st:

E-Yellow has been tossed out for options just due to its complicated nature and that I know sometimes it can come out looking more Orange than Yellow.  All of us are pretty tough and picky when it comes to colors and without a full and final prototype finished in E-Yellow, I just dont feel comfortable with going through with having it be availible and then people getting upset when it didn't turn out like they expected. No one likes that.

In its place, however, I have spoken with the factory and Sandblasted Polycarbonate will be subsituting the E-Yellow!

Which I know a lot of people wanted and Im excited to be able to offer it for the first big Ave GB! :D


2nd:
 
the second notable change is that now, every single base kit configuration will come with BOTH a full brass Plate set and a full FR4 (PCB Material) Plate Set!  Options are nice, but having them distributed all over the place isnt lol.  SO NOW YOU GET BOTH SON.



The Group Buy Details:



LINK TO OFFICIAL GB GOOGLE FORM (https://forms.gle/dsoQzuDKTJafeFFK9)


Link Above Goes Live:
11:OO (AM) CST - Friday Dec. 13th

ē Form will remain open until all spots have been occupied

ē Limited to x2 Kits Per Person*
   - If you do want to order 2 Kits, just fill the form out once more and submit your 2nd Kit Options.
*(Submission Of More Than 2 Orders will entail the entire order history of the individual being canceled)

ē Extras are available for purchase within the same form.

ē We currently have a soft limit of 45 available spots to be filled after the early-bird supporters joined the GB within the main Ave Discord earlier this week.

If it turns out demand is enough though, I will keep the form open and accept up to  100 additional orders. Which is doubtful but I am all for more availability if the people seek it.



Estimated Fulfillment of All Orders is April 2020



Board and Kit Details:




Cost:

$355.00 USD + Shipping (Per Kit)



Colors:

Silver/Clear Anodizing - Semigloss
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654765386155163658/silver.png)

Sandblasted Clear Polycarbonate - Matte
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654762407083900932/Polycarb.png)

Rose Gold (Matched to PANTONE 7605 C) - Semigloss
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654765380769808404/rose.png)

Asphalt Navy (Matched to PANTONE 432 C) - Matte
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654765381038374944/432C.png)


Sample Anodizing from the Factory:
(https://i.imgur.com/XvChcKu.jpg)
*Silver Can be Seen In Prototype Photos below.



"Whats in a Kit?"

ē x1 Ave Aluminum Case (Anodized Or Sandblasted PC)
   - x1 Top Panel
   - x1 Bottom Housing


ē x2 Switch Plate Assemblies

   - x1 Sandblasted Brass Main Switch-Plate (Ortho Or Staggered)
   - x1 Sandblasted Brass Top Panel Switch-Plate

   - x1 FR4 White Main Switch-Plate (Ortho Or Staggered)
   - x1 FR4 White Top Panel Switch-Plate


ē x1 PCB Assembly (All Green Soldermask w/Gold Surface Finish)

   - x1 Ave Main PCB (Ortho Or Staggered)
   - x1 Ave Top Panel PCB
   - x1 Ave Breakout USB-C PCB


ē x60 Switching Diodes (THT)

ē x1 Rotary Encoder Knob (Sandblasted Brass)[/b]

ē x1 Cork Base Pad[/b]

ē x1 JST Cable(Breakout USB)[/b]

ē x1 Ribbon Cable (Main PCB Interconnect)[/b]

ē x3 Through-Hole RGB LEDs (w/3D Printed Height Guide)[/b]

ē x1 Allen Hex Key

ē Necessary M2 Hardware (Various Lengths)


*(Extra Parts And Pieces are an additional cost)




Layouts: (Two Different PCBs & Plates)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654798035532120075/Ave_Full_Labeld.png)



PCBs:

Features:

ē Fully powered and supported by QMK Firmware

ē PCBs Designed by me The Royal

ē 2 Independent PCBs (I don't like Swiss Cheese)

ē Fun, Eye-catching and Efficient layouts + Simple Routing = beautiful PCB

ē Gold Plated Stabilizer Mounting Points

ē PCB Interconnect (PicoFlex Ribbon Cable) for the separate angled top Panel PCB

ē THROUGH-HOLE NeoPixel RGB LEDs for indicators or a wild Christmas party.

ē Breakout USB Type-C Daughter Board (Also designed by Me)

ē EC11 Rotary encoder located in top left corner. (Can be configured to do anything you wish.)

ē Through-Hole Diodes for the Vintage Look and Feel (Soldered buy YOU)
   - There is a lot of satisfaction in putting the time in to building and soldering something that's yours.  Makes it all the more worth it :)

Note:

ē *NO IN-SWITCH LEDs (Cleaner PCB and Most of us don't care for it)

ē MX-Only


(Colors not accurate - GB Color will be Green with Gold Surface Finish)
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654802967429382166/image0.jpg)
Top-Ortho PCB
Bottom-Staggered PCB

Plates:
Notable Change made for GB-Simplified Switch cutouts and Modified Top Panel Swtich Plate to face inward for accent in Clear Polycarbonate Case

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654762391392878592/The_Ave._Dec_Plate_Renders_2019-Dec-12_06-44-33PM-000_CustomizedView3664329392_png.png)

FR4 Prototype Plates (Color and Mounting Not Accurate) - (GB Color will be White)
(https://i.imgur.com/opowsOi.jpg)


The Knob:
Will be Sandblasted (UNCOATED) beautiful brass.  For the Love of sweet, sweet patina.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654806745310298123/Knob_2.png)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654806744559779880/Knob_1.png)





Click Here to Join the Group Buy When It's Time! (https://forms.gle/dsoQzuDKTJafeFFK9)




Renders:

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654762387748028426/Master_Render_Doc_2019-Oct-31_05-02-37PM-000_CustomizedView199753577.png)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654762384719740928/Rose.png)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654762373432737832/Full_PC.png)

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

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654762372246011904/Master_Render_Doc_2019-Oct-28_06-59-10PM-000_CustomizedView25996277368.png)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654765395798130704/side.png)


Renders for GMK Finer Things (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=102802.0) by Abec13:
(https://i.imgur.com/6ep37BL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wUQ8d1q.jpg)



Prototype Pics:

(https://i.imgur.com/W09GQ3k.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SW3DBSW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hFzmpg3.jpg)

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

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

(https://i.imgur.com/Ru7zAnu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WEdM4ga.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DXfRh8C.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4VIBUxZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HWBNeL2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uUt1HvW.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/mw4zuEQ.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/JCFVf7p.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IrRXM91.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/jforG87.jpg)


Glamor Proto Pics:


(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654775224935514123/image2.jpg)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654775224935514125/image3.jpg)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654775225862586368/image4.jpg)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654775226386612225/image5.jpg)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654775227192049674/image6.jpg)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654775228525969418/image7.jpg)

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/642426539824119849/654775222637035550/image0.jpg)



Sound Test:





LINK TO OFFICIAL GB GOOGLE FORM (https://forms.gle/dsoQzuDKTJafeFFK9)


Link Above Goes Live:
11:OO (AM) CST - Friday Dec. 13th


Cost:

$355.00 USD + Shipping (Per Kit)


Estimated Fulfillment of All Orders is April 2020








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More



The Ave.

*noun:avenue; a way of approaching a problem

(https://i.imgur.com/qZLom6e.jpg)



Hello, my friends!

It's Time for an Update!

Click Here To Visit The Short Intro Intrest Check Form! (https://forms.gle/GAF27BPXvhNze9vV8)

This is The Ave. (Avenue)

     After an amazing response from the community I've kicked The Ave. into high-gear.  Almost everything is finalized and GB "Details" can be found at the bottom of the Page.  Thank you to all who have helped this idea come to life.  Over 1k Form responses... I can't describe the amount of love I have for this community and all those who have directly helped me in this project.   

Lets get to some details.


The_Renders:

(https://i.imgur.com/qZLom6e.jpg)

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

*Rotary Knob by rionlion100!

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

(https://i.imgur.com/YmFxat5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/X0Jdeq5.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/vg7xmqf.png)


*A Huge Amount of more renders (Hint, Hint Abec13), are in the works and on their way now!




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:


Click Here To Visit The Short Intro Interest Check Form! (https://forms.gle/GAF27BPXvhNze9vV8)



The_Features

- Two-piece PCB, Plate, & Case Design
     -x2 JST Connector assemblies will route all parts together x1 12P for PCBs, and x1 4P for USB_Breakout. (Green Solder mask with Gold Surface finish PCB)

(https://i.imgur.com/zLgXJy0.png)

- Top-Mount Style Switch Plate

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/590363345828446276/629369354747772952/image1.png)

- USB Type-C Breakout (Center Mount)

- x2 5mm RGB "NeoPixel" LEDs (Fully Programmable and Individually Addressable).

- Smooth, rounded edges and eye-catching inner/outer chamfered rims.

- x2 Different Main-Layout Options (Ortho & Standard 40% 12u-Stagger), both w/support for x1 Rotary Encoder.



The_Colors:
*So a few things have changed since last update, mainly for the sake of cost/smoothness in the GB. Colors for ROUND 1 Ave. GB are as follows:

(All colors will be matched, in-factory, to these Pantones/Specs)

 - Silver (Clear/Silver Anodizing)

 - PANTONE 7605 C [Rose Gold] (Anodizing)

 - PANTONE 432 C [Asphalt Navy] (Anodizing)

 - E-Yellow [Honey-Tone Yellow] (Electrophoresis Coating)


Factory Color Samples:

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

(https://i.imgur.com/4oy7rMk.jpg)

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




Ive decided that to keep my own sanity, and to maybe make more of these available to people who want them (there seems to be many based on IC form lol), There will be multiple rounds of The Ave. Kit.  Future Rounds will each house there own unique color line that will run for that round, and that round only. 



Top Panel Options:

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

Top Left Rotary Panel Will be the only option (This is based on the overwhelming majority choice in the IC Form)

The_GB:

First off, Price is still being worked on, mainly in shipping and packaging.  I'm really wanting to do my dream board right and get some really nice packaging.  Unboxing experiences may not appeal or be of a priority to some.  But they are to me.

- As of right now though, the Price is estimated to be ~$320-$350USD + USPS Shipping

- GB is set to be live Late November 2019.

- This First Round will be a LIMITED production run of 50 Kits.

Case Options:

- Top and Bottom Ave. Case (Same Color for each part)
     - Silver
     - Rose Gold
or
     - Midnight Aqua Grey


Plate Options:


- 1.5mm Sandblasted Brass (Staggered Option will also be available)

(https://i.imgur.com/7DNStOA.png)

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


or
- 1.6mm FR4 (PCB Material) Plate (CHEAPO Option)

(https://i.imgur.com/7AHn4VA.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/UD1PDqa.png)

Kit Set to Include:

- Full Top and Bottom Ave. Case
- Top and Bottom Ave. Switch Plate
- Top and Bottom Ave. PCBs
- All Connectors for Assembly
- x1 Rotary Encoder
- x2 Through-Hole RGB LEDs
- x4 Rubber Bumpons

-***Staggered-PCB & Plate Options will also be available but at an additional Cost (TBD)


- GB will run Until all 50 units are sold*





The Most Recent Progress:

- (Oct 25th, 2019) Prototypes ARE HERE!

Everything looks so good and its such a weird feeling have something go from months and month of work on a screen, to this INCREDIBLE physical object right in front of me.

(https://i.imgur.com/W09GQ3k.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SW3DBSW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hFzmpg3.jpg)

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

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

(https://i.imgur.com/Ru7zAnu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WEdM4ga.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DXfRh8C.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4VIBUxZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HWBNeL2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uUt1HvW.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/mw4zuEQ.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/JCFVf7p.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IrRXM91.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/jforG87.jpg)

- Needing to reach out to a local printing shop to look into getting custom box/foam cut.
- Headed to Local Auto shop monday to see about a quote on 10-15 custom color Cases.
- Ortho PCB Complete!
- Staggered Prototype PCB in production as we speak!



Old/Outdated Progress*

More
Factory Prototype Pics (Meh Incandesant Lighting)


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

(https://i.imgur.com/FIS6mTJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0Qm6MNs.jpg)

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

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! 

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

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: EMC Labs 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: ttom 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
(https://i.imgur.com/Vp9XtW0.jpg)

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. :(
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
Post by: Niahi on Mon, 23 September 2019, 07:12:14
I'm in for one PC with a brass plate

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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Manu. Found, Final Prototypes OTW)
Post by: The_Royal on Thu, 03 October 2019, 22:44:03
GB Details Coming Soon!

Manufacture has been found, full and final Prototypes have been ordered. Should be here later this month.  :thumb:

- Teasy Renders

(https://i.imgur.com/qZLom6e.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/YmFxat5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/X0Jdeq5.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/vg7xmqf.png)



Final Colors to be color-matched and available at GB:(All Anodized)

- Pantone 7605C
(https://i.imgur.com/a8sZ03v.jpg)

- Pantone 432C
(https://i.imgur.com/2cdj8ZP.jpg)

and,

- Silver/Clear
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Manu. Found, Final Prototypes OTW)
Post by: The_Royal on Thu, 03 October 2019, 22:45:27
Iíll be updating the IC page to reflect all the details  tomorrow after some sleep.

Everything is coming along nicely!

Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: The_Royal on Fri, 04 October 2019, 18:03:43
The_GB:

First off, Price is still being worked on, mainly in shipping and packaging.  I'm really wanting to do my dream board right and get some really nice packaging.  Unboxing experiences may not appeal or be of a priority to some.  But they are to me.

- As of right now though, the Price is estimated to be ~$320-$350USD + USPS Shipping

- GB is set to be live Late November 2019.

- This First Round will be a LIMITED production run of 50 Kits.

Case Options:

- Top and Bottom Ave. Case (Same Color for each part)
     - Silver
     - Rose Gold
or
     - Midnight Aqua Grey


Plate Options:


- 1.5mm Sandblasted Brass (Staggered Option will also be available)

(https://i.imgur.com/7DNStOA.png)

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


or
- 1.6mm FR4 (PCB Material) Plate (CHEAPO Option)

(https://i.imgur.com/7AHn4VA.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/UD1PDqa.png)

Kit Set to Include:

- Full Top and Bottom Ave. Case
- Top and Bottom Ave. Switch Plate
- Top and Bottom Ave. PCBs
- All Connectors for Assembly
- x1 Rotary Encoder
- x2 Through-Hole RGB LEDs
- x4 Rubber Bumpons

-***Staggered-PCB & Plate Options will also be available but at an additional Cost (TBD)


- GB will run Until all 50 units are sold*





The Most Recent Progress:

- Waiting on Full and Final Prototypes to arrive later this month from the manu. 
- Factory anodizing color chip samples are also set to arrive along with prototype.
- Needing to reach out to a local printing shop to look into getting custom box/foam cut.
- Newest prototype PCBs are in the mail now and will test fit and finish with prototypes later this month.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: ghstgrl on Fri, 04 October 2019, 21:06:46
Damn looks amazing. I know I'm lame for preferring staggered layouts but this is the first board that makes me even kind of want ortho  :p.

I appreciate you keeping it different with your designs, even if they're not for me personally I always enjoy seeing what you come up with :)
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: d.caminero on Sun, 06 October 2019, 13:48:28
Very sad to see that yellow color go and no option to add an OLED screen.
Will the GB be a raffle or FCFS?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: The_Royal on Sun, 06 October 2019, 14:13:16
Very sad to see that yellow color go and no option to add an OLED screen.
Will the GB be a raffle or FCFS?

Iím thinking of doing maybe 5-10 custom powder coat ones. At an additional cost of course. I need to get a quote this week from a local body shop Iíve done business with before.

And Iím still thinking on the sale type I want to do. FCFS is easier speed and invoice management wise, but as someone with slower than average Internet speed, a Raffle is something I always personally preferred.  Raffle also seems the ďfairestĒ.

 Iíll should probably make the form and take opinions from everyone. I will, however, announce a decision on it a good bit of time before the GB.



Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: Rensuya on Mon, 07 October 2019, 10:43:49
If you ever do a 50-60% staggered version of this bad boy then I'm in!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: d.caminero on Tue, 08 October 2019, 02:27:13
Very sad to see that yellow color go and no option to add an OLED screen.
Will the GB be a raffle or FCFS?

Iím thinking of doing maybe 5-10 custom powder coat ones. At an additional cost of course. I need to get a quote this week from a local body shop Iíve done business with before.

And Iím still thinking on the sale type I want to do. FCFS is easier speed and invoice management wise, but as someone with slower than average Internet speed, a Raffle is something I always personally preferred.  Raffle also seems the ďfairestĒ.

 Iíll should probably make the form and take opinions from everyone. I will, however, announce a decision on it a good bit of time before the GB.

Thank you for considering different options to make everyone happy. I do also feel that a raffle will be the best method, but I can understand it may be a hassle to you. Anyway, I vouch for the form :)
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: hottrout on Tue, 08 October 2019, 03:18:29
I love your design and concept.  I just wish it was in a more practical format like TKL or even 100+%.  I find a lot of these boards are really pretty and great fun to build but ultimately you end up using something else to work on.

That said, I love that you are doing something different from the standard 60% that is now just saturated with keebs.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: The_Royal on Tue, 08 October 2019, 08:04:29
I love your design and concept.  I just wish it was in a more practical format like TKL or even 100+%.  I find a lot of these boards are really pretty and great fun to build but ultimately you end up using something else to work on.

That said, I love that you are doing something different from the standard 60% that is now just saturated with keebs.

I think itís judt a matter of getting used to whatever layout you want to get to get used to.

I have written all of the code, done all of the CAD, and PCB design of The Ave., as well as all my other boards and projects, solely with 3 various 40% keyboards. (Prime_e, Zlant, Letís Split).

They are extremely practical to me and Iíve never wished they were any more than they were to be begin with.

Just practice, and adjustment. :)
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: The Rhymenocerus on Tue, 08 October 2019, 08:30:09
Excited to see all the progress. Very interested.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 08 October 2019, 08:36:12
did you ever share a kle layout to what the staggered option would look like?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: trogdors_arm on Tue, 08 October 2019, 09:14:07
Sorry if I missed this somewhere, but will the PCB be hot swappable? Love what Iím seeing and loving the updates!!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: The_Royal on Tue, 08 October 2019, 15:31:23
did you ever share a kle layout to what the staggered option would look like?

Hereís the layout we are currently looking at:

(https://i.imgur.com/j88UGZy.png)


Still not 100% set on it but it seems to be okay with most people.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: The_Royal on Tue, 08 October 2019, 15:35:24
Sorry if I missed this somewhere, but will the PCB be hot swappable? Love what Iím seeing and loving the updates!!

Sorry, no Hot-Swap. I can confirm that Mill-Max sockets work though. Thatís our compromise :)
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: The_Royal on Tue, 08 October 2019, 15:38:48
Also been working on something a little different on the side.

A cheaper Bent Steel variant of The Ave.

(https://i.imgur.com/pX1dsRJ.png)

Iím hoping to get around to testing the design/fabrication here in the near future.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: _rubik on Tue, 08 October 2019, 16:12:30
Also been working on something a little different on the side.

A cheaper Bent Steel variant of The Ave.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/pX1dsRJ.png)


Iím hoping to get around to testing the design/fabrication here in the near future.

What a quirky take -- I love it. Looks rough around the edges in all the right places.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: The_Royal on Tue, 08 October 2019, 16:20:47
Also been working on something a little different on the side.

A cheaper Bent Steel variant of The Ave.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/pX1dsRJ.png)


Iím hoping to get around to testing the design/fabrication here in the near future.

What a quirky take -- I love it. Looks rough around the edges in all the right places.

Lol thank you :D

It was my first dive into Sheet Metal Design. So I have no idea how bad or good the design is.

It was/is a fun thing to get into though.  Interested to work on it in the near future. Especially with seeing and trying out the SKB boards.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: RETURNISO on Tue, 08 October 2019, 17:31:53
Also been working on something a little different on the side.

A cheaper Bent Steel variant of The Ave.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/pX1dsRJ.png)


Iím hoping to get around to testing the design/fabrication here in the near future.



This is so very hot!
now u really got me in your net ;) I own 2 SKB's and i absolute love them and the industrial look
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: uood5 on Tue, 08 October 2019, 18:52:34
Also been working on something a little different on the side.

A cheaper Bent Steel variant of The Ave.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/pX1dsRJ.png)


Iím hoping to get around to testing the design/fabrication here in the near future.
Ah **** I might have to cop this

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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: Briezion on Wed, 09 October 2019, 00:13:55
soap and now this! Take all my Muuunz! Dx
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: equalunique on Wed, 09 October 2019, 14:55:58
Also been working on something a little different on the side.

A cheaper Bent Steel variant of The Ave.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/pX1dsRJ.png)


Iím hoping to get around to testing the design/fabrication here in the near future.
It's the Blue Steel edition (context: https://www.dictionary.com/e/fictional-characters/blue-steel/ )

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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: The_Royal on Thu, 10 October 2019, 20:13:28
Prototype Ave. FR4 Switch Plates came in today!

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

Still deciding on a color for these for the GB.  I like the blue but I think White or Yellow are better options for us.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: MudkipMao on Thu, 10 October 2019, 20:24:57
Can't wait for this!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: hottrout on Fri, 11 October 2019, 03:00:13
I starting to fall for this.  It is so unique it needs to be played with.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: CF73 on Fri, 11 October 2019, 03:24:27
Wasn't a big fan when I saw the IC for the first time, but this design has grown on me. Just wish there was purple now  :)), maybe in the future runs.
Will you be supplying the plate files and whatnot?
The industrial look with exposed screws seem to fit the bent steel version as well. Really liking this board now!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: hottrout on Fri, 11 October 2019, 04:51:24
I would really love this design style in a larger format like TKL.  The top row could be used to add so much more.  Maybe also an LCD and USB ports.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: oidly28 on Fri, 11 October 2019, 14:05:01
THIS IS AMAZZINNG , take my money please!!!!!! One question, will there be feet options? If so what angle will it prop it up to?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Fri, 11 October 2019, 22:25:54
did you ever share a kle layout to what the staggered option would look like?

Hereís the layout we are currently looking at:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/j88UGZy.png)



Still not 100% set on it but it seems to be okay with most people.

if you could make the split spacebars 2.75, 1.75, 1.75 it would be possible to get them in convex. i dont think GMK makes a 1.5u convex spacebar. just mentioning this because i know ortho is typically monoprofile

(https://i.imgur.com/SU69nD5.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: The_Royal on Mon, 14 October 2019, 13:52:16
THIS IS AMAZZINNG , take my money please!!!!!! One question, will there be feet options? If so what angle will it prop it up to?

The "Feet" will be a Sheet of Laser-Cut Cork, Covering the entirety of the bottom (Minus Screw Holes)

did you ever share a kle layout to what the staggered option would look like?

Hereís the layout we are currently looking at:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/j88UGZy.png)



Still not 100% set on it but it seems to be okay with most people.

if you could make the split spacebars 2.75, 1.75, 1.75 it would be possible to get them in convex. i dont think GMK makes a 1.5u convex spacebar. just mentioning this because i know ortho is typically monoprofile

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/SU69nD5.jpg)


The 1.5u isnt meant to be convex, I colored it that way just to show what space would be taken up/filled by the various key sizes.  the 2.75/2u keys are meant to be the main spacebars. :)
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (Factory Prototype Pics!)
Post by: The_Royal on Thu, 17 October 2019, 17:54:10
Prototypes have been completed!

They are on there way to me now for evaluation!

Iíll have better pics next week but here are some with that classic, Less than perfect, Factory Lighting lol

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

(https://i.imgur.com/FIS6mTJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0Qm6MNs.jpg)

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



Important side note:

Fill out This Staggered Ave. Google Form (https://forms.gle/KDSZBbVnfmt6sLPC9) to help us decide on what layout the Staggered PCB/Plate Options will have. We need to decided this ...fairly quickly lol


Excited to get this party started  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
Post by: 0hok on Thu, 17 October 2019, 18:08:34
Wow I am so excited.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
Post by: KevinSanToast on Thu, 17 October 2019, 18:22:10
I know you said that it will support two 2u spacebars. But it looks like the final plate renders only support one. Can you confirm whether it is two or one?

Also, is polycarb still being considered? @_@
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
Post by: The_Royal on Thu, 17 October 2019, 18:37:09
I know you said that it will support two 2u spacebars. But it looks like the final plate renders only support one. Can you confirm whether it is two or one?

Also, is polycarb still being considered? @_@

Yes GB Ortho PCB and Plate will support x2 2u. Just wanted this for Proto on personal taste.

And polycarbonate has been redacted for this first round while I evaluate the design to take more advantage of PCís features.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
Post by: The_Royal on Thu, 17 October 2019, 18:41:10
No Polycarbonate Mainly because I want to do some more work on the best process for inset brass (or likewise) threading.  I know PC is strong but I personally would want Metal to metal threading.

Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
Post by: rondg on Thu, 17 October 2019, 18:55:56
That look so good!!! Hoping that the GB will start Q1 2020?  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
Post by: The_Royal on Thu, 17 October 2019, 19:43:56
That look so good!!! Hoping that the GB will start Q1 2020?  ;D

If the Prototype is up to the fit and quality Iím looking for, GB will start Late next month (Nov)  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
Post by: KevinSanToast on Thu, 17 October 2019, 20:08:17
No Polycarbonate Mainly because I want to do some more work on the best process for inset brass (or likewise) threading.  I know PC is strong but I personally would want Metal to metal threading.

Makes sense. Don't wanna rush it. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
Post by: RETURNISO on Fri, 18 October 2019, 01:49:52
Proto looks good! :thumb:
Is there renders with caps on somewhere? or maybe we can see the proto built with caps later ;)
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
Post by: VXQN on Fri, 18 October 2019, 03:38:40
Holy moly, it looks good enough to eat.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
Post by: The_Royal on Fri, 18 October 2019, 08:43:23
Proto looks good! :thumb:
Is there renders with caps on somewhere? or maybe we can see the proto built with caps later ;)

Here are a few with GMK Finer Things by Abec13  :cool:

(https://i.imgur.com/wUQ8d1q.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6ep37BL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vR32c1k.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
Post by: RETURNISO on Sat, 19 October 2019, 12:47:02
Proto looks good! :thumb:
Is there renders with caps on somewhere? or maybe we can see the proto built with caps later ;)

Here are a few with GMK Finer Things by Abec13  :cool:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/wUQ8d1q.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/6ep37BL.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/vR32c1k.jpg)


That knob :eek:, thanks for the pics! Looking forward to see the proto built and gb details ;)
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
Post by: psxndc on Sat, 19 October 2019, 23:14:42



Here are a few with GMK Finer Things by Abec13  :cool:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/6ep37BL.jpg)


Daaaaaammmmmnnnn. My wife calls my hobby "keyboard porn" and these pics make it live up to that moniker. Sexxxxxy.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
Post by: The_Royal on Fri, 25 October 2019, 15:19:57
- (Oct 25th, 2019) Prototypes ARE HERE!

Everything looks so good and its such a weird feeling have something go from months and month of work on a screen, to this INCREDIBLE physical object right in front of me.

(https://i.imgur.com/W09GQ3k.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SW3DBSW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hFzmpg3.jpg)

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

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

(https://i.imgur.com/Ru7zAnu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WEdM4ga.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DXfRh8C.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4VIBUxZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HWBNeL2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uUt1HvW.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/mw4zuEQ.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/JCFVf7p.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IrRXM91.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/jforG87.jpg)



Exact GB Date still TBD but sometime Mid Nov we will get this party started.

*NOTE: The Buy will be a mix of FCFS, Raffle, and a Custom Color Raffle :thumb:

Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
Post by: The_Royal on Fri, 25 October 2019, 15:24:03
- Also, Sound Test!

Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
Post by: KingOfMemes on Fri, 25 October 2019, 15:38:01
God damn, November is going to be a very expensive month for me...
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
Post by: SargentRedbeard on Fri, 25 October 2019, 15:41:23
@The_Royal, if you'd like, I can do some extensive, long term testing on that board for you  :D
I cannot wait for this board!!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
Post by: The_Royal on Fri, 25 October 2019, 16:42:29
@The_Royal, if you'd like, I can do some extensive, long term testing on that board for you  :D
I cannot wait for this board!!

Your Offer Intrigues me...Lol
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
Post by: nasp on Fri, 25 October 2019, 17:38:23
@The_Royal, if you'd like, I can do some extensive, long term testing on that board for you  :D
I cannot wait for this board!!

Your Offer Intrigues me...Lol

Nailed that USB cutout. Perfection :100:
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
Post by: psxndc on Fri, 25 October 2019, 17:50:46
You should be really proud - to go from an idea in your head to something in your hands and this gorgeous. That's impressive.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
Post by: CarlQs on Fri, 25 October 2019, 18:54:56
If you get that staggered PCB up and running ill be waiting in earnest, a beautiful board but ortho wasn't for my sausage fingers, excited for this!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
Post by: The_Royal on Fri, 25 October 2019, 20:39:01
If you get that staggered PCB up and running ill be waiting in earnest, a beautiful board but ortho wasn't for my sausage fingers, excited for this!

The Staggered PCB is in production as we speak!  Should hopefully be here late next week or the following :D
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
Post by: stoffelduss on Sat, 26 October 2019, 07:46:51
I'm so excited for this! When will you announce the color options? Hope I can grab one!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
Post by: The_Royal on Sat, 26 October 2019, 07:56:30
Color Options will be as follows:

PANTONE 7605 (Rose Gold)

PANTONE 432C (Asphalt Blue)

Silver

And E-Yellow (25 MOQ




All colors will be same Price.

Still waiting on Color Chip Samples From the Factory. Should be getting those sometime this week. After that I will announce all the official details with dates, pricing, etc.  :thumb:

Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
Post by: stoffelduss on Sat, 26 October 2019, 08:48:18
aah yes! asphalt blue will look really good with KAM Wraith I think! although your silver unit looks great as well, hmm... :D
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
Post by: equalunique on Sat, 26 October 2019, 11:40:35
If there was one thing I could change about the Ave, it would be the option to have it sit at an angle. I believe Cherry profile keycaps were designed to be used at a slight incline. Ortho keyboards look best with these, but ortho keyboards largely aren't optimized for them.

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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: The_Royal on Mon, 28 October 2019, 07:57:49
Color Update:

- Silver (Clear/Silver Anodizing)

 - PANTONE 7605 C [Rose Gold] (Anodizing)

 - PANTONE 432 C [Asphalt Navy] (Anodizing)

 - E-Yellow [Honey-Tone Yellow] (Electrophoresis Coating) MOQ 25


Factory Color Samples:

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

(https://i.imgur.com/4oy7rMk.jpg)

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



Small Group Buy Updates:

(http://DATE TBD (Mid November))
ē 75 Units Available

ē 2 Sections of Gb.
     - Day 1 = FCFS of Large Majority of Units (Or until 25 MOQ of E-Yellow is met)
     - Day 2 = 24hr Raffle Sale For  of remaining units

ē All Colors Are of Equal Pricing

ē Staggered Option Will Be Available (Proprietary PCB & Plate) (Not an Add-On)

ē PCB Color is Green a/Gold Surface Finish
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: The_Royal on Mon, 28 October 2019, 08:01:28
In Response to The Highly Suggested Request, hereís a few Staggered Renders!

(https://i.imgur.com/5yVMP17.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/rsfVijx.png)
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: InvidiousIgnoramus on Mon, 28 October 2019, 08:04:05
Aw yis, bring me that e-yellow
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: The_Royal on Mon, 28 October 2019, 08:05:37
Aw yis, bring me that e-yellow

IM STOKED TO HAVE IT BE AN OPTION!!!!

Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: InvidiousIgnoramus on Mon, 28 October 2019, 08:08:03
Aw yis, bring me that e-yellow

IM STOKED TO HAVE IT BE AN OPTION!!!!
IKR!? I HAD TO SKIP THE POLARIS SO I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET AN E-YELLOW BOARD YET!?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: The_Royal on Mon, 28 October 2019, 08:11:54
Aw yis, bring me that e-yellow

IM STOKED TO HAVE IT BE AN OPTION!!!!
IKR!? I HAD TO SKIP THE POLARIS SO I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET AN E-YELLOW BOARD YET!?

YOU WILL HAVE YOUR YELLOW SOON MY FRIEND
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: InvidiousIgnoramus on Mon, 28 October 2019, 08:16:14
Aw yis, bring me that e-yellow

IM STOKED TO HAVE IT BE AN OPTION!!!!
IKR!? I HAD TO SKIP THE POLARIS SO I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET AN E-YELLOW BOARD YET!?

YOU WILL HAVE YOUR YELLOW SOON MY FRIEND
YES!!!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: KevinSanToast on Mon, 28 October 2019, 14:28:44
Max diameter for the knob? Time to go knob shoppin. @~@
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: The_Royal on Mon, 28 October 2019, 14:45:20
Max diameter for the knob? Time to go knob shoppin. @~@

Kits will come with a brass Knob. But as for aftermarket, Iíd Say 17.5mm Diameter is about the widest I would be comfortable with going.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: KevinSanToast on Mon, 28 October 2019, 20:18:20
Oh! Sorry I didn't realize a knob was actually included. Is it the same ones in the recent renders? They look great. :o
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: NathanielGoodtimes on Tue, 29 October 2019, 13:25:07
This is sexy!
I want in!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: 0hok on Tue, 05 November 2019, 10:20:18
Do we have any ideas on GB date? 
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: PocketAces on Thu, 07 November 2019, 07:08:30
Chance for E-white in the next set of colors?


Iím loving the aesthetics here. Iíd probably go for staggered because Iím too lazy to teach my fingers to move for ortholinear.


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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: Kirihuna on Fri, 08 November 2019, 11:49:19
Chance for E-white in the next set of colors?


Iím loving the aesthetics here. Iíd probably go for staggered because Iím too lazy to teach my fingers to move for ortholinear.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

This is what I'm look for too
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: DALExSNAIL on Fri, 08 November 2019, 13:26:12
wtb E-Beige for the true battlestation aesthetics tbh
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: InvidiousIgnoramus on Sat, 09 November 2019, 00:28:22
wtb E-Beige for the true battlestation aesthetics tbh
Dangit, Dale. Now I want to see this too.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: nathanchere on Sun, 10 November 2019, 06:20:15
Goddamnit... I wasn't interested in this until I saw the staggered layout, now it's pretty hard to say no.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: The_Royal on Sun, 10 November 2019, 06:52:03
wtb E-Beige for the true battlestation aesthetics tbh

Proto type is being cerakoted sandstorm beige as we speak!

Thought about offering it but you would be surprised to find out how many people don't like that aged look.

Maybe Next Run with E-White.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: InvidiousIgnoramus on Sun, 10 November 2019, 06:55:22
wtb E-Beige for the true battlestation aesthetics tbh

Proto type is being cerakoted sandstorm beige as we speak!

Thought about offering it but you would be surprised to find out how many people don't like that aged look.

Maybe Next Run with E-White.
praise be the beige.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: menuhin on Sun, 10 November 2019, 07:16:07
In Response to The Highly Suggested Request, hereís a few Staggered Renders!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/5yVMP17.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/rsfVijx.png)


This is going to be my show piece! if I have enough to afford it.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: DALExSNAIL on Thu, 14 November 2019, 10:58:16
I really want to try this out, but if there is any possibility of a beige option in a run 2, I'm just gonna have to wait and hold out hope.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: nathanchere on Thu, 14 November 2019, 11:22:30
wtb E-Beige for the true battlestation aesthetics tbh

Proto type is being cerakoted sandstorm beige as we speak!

Thought about offering it but you would be surprised to find out how many people don't like that aged look.

Maybe Next Run with E-White.

Might be surprised how many people who like the battlestation aesthetic also like beige :D it would be my pick too if it were offered
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: The_Royal on Thu, 14 November 2019, 15:39:56
Round 2 is mainly set to be beige and polycarbonate focused.

Round 1 GB Details coming Next Week!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
Post by: d00deitsnik on Thu, 14 November 2019, 15:57:11
Round 2 is mainly set to be beige and polycarbonate focused.

Round 1 GB Details coming Next Week!
Music to my ears. I know it's a little early, but would you consider staggering the PC and and beige GB times to give people a chance to pick up one of both if they're interested?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: PocketAces on Thu, 14 November 2019, 16:21:52
Round 2 is mainly set to be beige and polycarbonate focused.

Round 1 GB Details coming Next Week!
But I want E white


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Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: The_Royal on Thu, 14 November 2019, 16:55:07
Round 2 is mainly set to be beige and polycarbonate focused.

Round 1 GB Details coming Next Week!
Music to my ears. I know it's a little early, but would you consider staggering the PC and and beige GB times to give people a chance to pick up one of both if they're interested?

Staggered PCB will be available for this round and the next one.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/590363345828446276/644383252055851009/The_Avenue-Keyboard-Staggered_Render.png)

And all plates, knobs and pcbs will be available for purchase as extras during the GB.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: d00deitsnik on Thu, 14 November 2019, 19:11:04
Round 2 is mainly set to be beige and polycarbonate focused.

Round 1 GB Details coming Next Week!
Music to my ears. I know it's a little early, but would you consider staggering the PC and and beige GB times to give people a chance to pick up one of both if they're interested?

Staggered PCB will be available for this round and the next one.

Show Image
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/590363345828446276/644383252055851009/The_Avenue-Keyboard-Staggered_Render.png)


And all plates, knobs and pcbs will be available for purchase as extras during the GB.
Oops. I meant will you have different GB times so people could try to get into both GBs if they wanted?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: asianfork on Sat, 16 November 2019, 10:45:10
Wow this is beautiful. I can see this as something that I would just display instead of use.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - The Battlestation of Beauty (GB "Details",Final Proto In Route)
Post by: equalunique on Sun, 17 November 2019, 23:25:45
Also been working on something a little different on the side.

A cheaper Bent Steel variant of The Ave.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/pX1dsRJ.png)


Iím hoping to get around to testing the design/fabrication here in the near future.

I hope this is still moving forward.  :llama:
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: NathanielGoodtimes on Mon, 25 November 2019, 11:19:01
Any word on the GB?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: d00deitsnik on Mon, 25 November 2019, 12:37:41
Any word on the GB?
I was randomly on The_Royal's site and saw The Ave. GB starting on the 27th? Here's the link to what I saw. https://kingly-keys.xyz/collections/coming-soon/products/gb-the-ave-keyboard-kit?variant=31269192761447
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: InvidiousIgnoramus on Mon, 25 November 2019, 13:06:45
Any word on the GB?
I was randomly on The_Royal's site and saw The Ave. GB starting on the 27th? Here's the link to what I saw. https://kingly-keys.xyz/collections/coming-soon/products/gb-the-ave-keyboard-kit?variant=31269192761447
Aw heck, if that's how yellow is happening it looks like I won't have the funds in time.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: NathanielGoodtimes on Mon, 25 November 2019, 13:31:38
Any word on the GB?
I was randomly on The_Royal's site and saw The Ave. GB starting on the 27th? Here's the link to what I saw. https://kingly-keys.xyz/collections/coming-soon/products/gb-the-ave-keyboard-kit?variant=31269192761447
Aw heck, if that's how yellow is happening it looks like I won't have the funds in time.

Does this mean part one and two are happening at the same time?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: d00deitsnik on Mon, 25 November 2019, 14:29:11
Any word on the GB?
I was randomly on The_Royal's site and saw The Ave. GB starting on the 27th? Here's the link to what I saw. https://kingly-keys.xyz/collections/coming-soon/products/gb-the-ave-keyboard-kit?variant=31269192761447
Aw heck, if that's how yellow is happening it looks like I won't have the funds in time.

Does this mean part one and two are happening at the same time?
Seems like it.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: catbus on Mon, 25 November 2019, 20:04:50
Any word on the GB?
I was randomly on The_Royal's site and saw The Ave. GB starting on the 27th? Here's the link to what I saw. https://kingly-keys.xyz/collections/coming-soon/products/gb-the-ave-keyboard-kit?variant=31269192761447
Aw heck, if that's how yellow is happening it looks like I won't have the funds in time.

Does this mean part one and two are happening at the same time?
Seems like it.
Webpage shows: "Delayed Until Early Dec, 2019"

I don't see anything about the 27th? Was it changed since you last looked?
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: InvidiousIgnoramus on Mon, 25 November 2019, 21:07:54
Any word on the GB?
I was randomly on The_Royal's site and saw The Ave. GB starting on the 27th? Here's the link to what I saw. https://kingly-keys.xyz/collections/coming-soon/products/gb-the-ave-keyboard-kit?variant=31269192761447
Aw heck, if that's how yellow is happening it looks like I won't have the funds in time.

Does this mean part one and two are happening at the same time?
Seems like it.
Webpage shows: "Delayed Until Early Dec, 2019"

I don't see anything about the 27th? Was it changed since you last looked?
It did indeed say the 27th. Royal must have changed it some time today.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: catbus on Mon, 25 November 2019, 21:40:45
Any word on the GB?
I was randomly on The_Royal's site and saw The Ave. GB starting on the 27th? Here's the link to what I saw. https://kingly-keys.xyz/collections/coming-soon/products/gb-the-ave-keyboard-kit?variant=31269192761447
Aw heck, if that's how yellow is happening it looks like I won't have the funds in time.

Does this mean part one and two are happening at the same time?
Seems like it.
Webpage shows: "Delayed Until Early Dec, 2019"

I don't see anything about the 27th? Was it changed since you last looked?
It did indeed say the 27th. Royal must have changed it some time today.
Ahh good - wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: d.caminero on Tue, 26 November 2019, 03:11:47
It was changed indeed. Royal told about the delay on discord but forgot to update the webpage.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: d00deitsnik on Tue, 26 November 2019, 06:18:30
It was changed indeed. Royal told about the delay on discord but forgot to update the webpage.
Thanks for the update. It said the 27th when I sent that link lol. Could you link the discord? I couldn't find it in this thread.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: 0hok on Wed, 04 December 2019, 10:06:12
I'm also keen on getting the Discord link.  Any idea if a date has been nailed down yet? 
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: d.caminero on Wed, 04 December 2019, 11:06:16
Sorry guys! Forgot about this message.

The discord server is the "40% Keebs" server, you can use this link to enter: https://discord.gg/EpA6Z2

You will find an IC folder with a channel for The Ave inside.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: NathanielGoodtimes on Wed, 04 December 2019, 12:57:53
Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: KuroTheCrazy on Fri, 06 December 2019, 13:53:13
Any update from the discord for the date? And can someone post a non-expired link
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: 0hok on Wed, 11 December 2019, 12:12:29
No updates on the discord
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: d.caminero on Thu, 12 December 2019, 05:02:45
Main GB will be this Friday 13 at 11:00CST AM
It will be through a google form, I will ask the runner to update this thread as well.
Here's a new link, https://discord.gg/nHfvyN
Sorry, I don't know how to get the perma-link, this is just an invitation. Server is called 40% KEEBS
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: 0hok on Thu, 12 December 2019, 09:23:58
lol, every channel in the discord requires special permissions to view except the welcome channel and the assigning of server roles is obviously out of date there, so no new members can see whatever is being posted in "the ave" channel.  So the GB is set for less than 24hrs notice and less than 2 weeks from Christmas, yikes haha
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: tskiller on Thu, 12 December 2019, 09:40:41
Try reading the welcome message and rules. It tells you what to do.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: legolandalf on Thu, 12 December 2019, 09:42:50
Yeah you just have to verify yourself per the instructions and then you can join the gb channel.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: 0hok on Thu, 12 December 2019, 09:55:23
I read the entire welcome message, and I don't see any of the channels referenced there.  The channels I see are "welcome", "verification channel", and then three board channels (the ave, milk, pancake) in the GB category.  There is no "pictures" channel, no #bot-shenanigans channel or anything else that is referenced, so I'm not sure what else I'm missing as every channel but the welcome channel is restricted.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: legolandalf on Thu, 12 December 2019, 10:04:32
It was really confusing for me too! Iirc, you need to type ?verify in the verification channel to unlock the other channels. That step is sorta buried in the welcome message I think. Hope this helps!
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
Post by: The_Royal on Thu, 12 December 2019, 10:16:42
Im Working on the GB Page as we speak. It will go through as soon as it gets finished and approved  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - (GB Opens Dec. 13th!)
Post by: The_Royal on Thu, 12 December 2019, 18:11:34
GB GOES LIVE TOMORROW DEC 13th - 11:00AM CST

Ive updated the IC to show this pending GB Thread Approval from the Mods.
Title: Re: [IC] The Ave. - (GB Opens Dec. 13th!)
Post by: YackamoJack on Sun, 15 December 2019, 17:55:49
Damn, didnt know this already ran, feels bad man. hopefully I can get my hands on a extra.