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Title: [IC] Think6.5 v2 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Gasket detail | GB in July | giveaway
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:19:45
For July GrayStudio giveaway, we will try to do something out of the ordinary!

I believe @alexotos is in agreement with me and AirPotter that we can giveaway Think6.5v2 prototype built by Alex!

I will discuss details with Alex on how to join the giveaway!! Thanks Alex!

Follow oldcat87 (https://www.instagram.com/oldcat87/) and alexotos (https://www.instagram.com/alexotos/) for more details soon!


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Hello keeb friends,

It's been a while since the Think6.5 GB! Hope you are doing well and staying healthy.

I have started this design last year but was not able to start an IC due to personal reasons. Now things are much better, I now decide to start an interest check for a gasket-mount, half-seamless Think6.5 V2. For those of you who are curious about how the R1 design looks like, here is the original IC: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=99634 and a more user-friend and detailed collated information page: https://keyboard.guide/board/think6.5/

2U Version
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1U Version

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Here are some features of the V2 version that are different from V1 Think.

1. Mounting: Gasket-mount. Double sided, specially made gaskets.
2. Badge position: Both 2U (OG) and 1U badge positions will be offered.
3. Badge designs: Lightbulb-Gear badge will be the default badge. Optional badge: 1U (Anchor), 2U (Compass)
4. Case material: Aluminum, and frosted polycarbonate (PC).
5. Plate material: Dual-color FR-4 plates.
6. PCB: Works with both QMK and VIA out of the box; RGB LEDs diffused under: Badge (1U and 2U), light strip (2U), and underglow (under PCB). ESD protection.
7. Colors: Single tone: e-white, black, PC; dual-tone: white-black, white-pink, gray-black, purple-black, pink-black, blue-black.
8. Price: Anodized Aluminum $349; e-white/e-white dual-tones: $369; PC: $379 (with fees covered, shipping is not covered).
9. GB Format: AirPotter from Gray Studio will be the vendor and manufacturer. GB will be hosted on Graystudio.club for a limited time.
10. Timeframe: GB currently projected in the week of July 20, 2020.



Geekhack IC Feedback Items to Incorporate (all incorporated and case 3D modeling design finalized):

1. Remove '2020' from the 2U Badge: done
2. Remove '2020' engraving from the bottom: done
3. Rename the sequel to "Think6.5 v2.0": done
4. Bring back the lightbulb to the badge design: done
5. Reduce the size of the 2U badge: done
6. Polycarbonate option: done (yes)
7. Make an anchor badge: done
8. Start a poll about various choices and options: done
9. A brass/aluminum Think artisan keycap to go with the GB: done
10. Reduce the size of the 1U badge: done
11. Engrave "THiNK" on the bottom: done
12. Tweak "THiNK" engraving location: done
13. Rubber feet do not cover screw holes.: done
14. A tweak to the rear end to enable PC production: done
15. CatThink artisan: done
16: Thonk artisan: done
17: Compatibility layout options: done (everything will be provided except split space)
18: USB outlet design: done (gear-outlet)
19: Decide which badge design(s) to pick: done (pretty much)
20: Adding chamfers to 1U badges: done

Follow daily updates on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/oldcat87/)
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And cast your vote in the new poll (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WVvH6Xy0c0S6COTEKRw8WwBMFHqbKpzIUaLOxDGYIEw/viewform) for the design/layout options

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The story behind the design choices: Why do I choose anchor, sailboat, and compass to replace the gear and lightbulb?

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There is always some sort of story behind a purposeful design, I like reading those stories with I join a Group Buy, but this time I was a bit hesitant in sharing the story as it can sound a bit corny. Now I feel it is important that I share why I made the choices, given the divergent opinions on the 'drastically different looking board' here being discussed. I do believe everyone has provided a lot of value in their feedback, and I am sure some will be taken into account as I keep finetuning things. Some of the comments are confirming my prior beliefs about some additional changes. As I am not in a hurry to run a Group Buy given CyberVoyager production is in progress,  more feedback sparks more thinking, and is always beneficial to the board design as well as future owners of the board.

With the preamble out of the way, here are mainly two rationales behind this design choice.

First, I have no intention of replicating Think6.5 R1 because it is not fun and not challenging as an enthusiast. Further, I do not participate in the group buy profit sharing and replication of Think6.5 R1 will not make sense for me. Therefore, the question is, do I change the design elements for R2, or keep the design elements and just modify the structure (to gasket)? I opt for a refreshing design that has the potential to be aesthetically more pleasing than the R1 design.

Second, back to the meaning of the design. It was not meant to be a "nautical" theme. In a literal sense, it is nautical; yet at a higher level, the thinking process has little to do with nautical. To start off, I already had a replicated design last year for R2 based on the R1 design with a new gasket structure added. But as I pick up the project now, I want to divert from the original design to add elements that are more meaningful for 2020. The anchor came from my wife's idea of "refuse to sink," as the world is sinking to some extent; and then the sailboat and compass are lucky icons in many cultures that symbolize peace and success in life, be it the status quo or your new adventures. And the symbolic value is that I hope everyone's life will anchor in a safe haven. In terms of the design, the anchor is made to shape like a "T" in Think, and I have designed other original Think elements (e.g., lightbulb badge) that are not yet shown here. To be honest, I feel 2020 is a special year and it may never get old. But I do consider removing 2020 from the 2U badge. With all the above said, the overall design flavor is actually very close to Think6.5 (same angle, similar chamfers, and trying to be a good looking minimalist design).

In anyway, this design story is not intended to change your opinion of the design. Aesthetics can be a tricky thing, particularly design elements that pop out visually. So apparently this sequel to Think6.5 will not be in everyone's taste. But with me sharing the context and design thinking process, at least you are aware that these are not random elements placed together. And as more badges are released and some are perhaps modified, I hope they will at least salvage some friends' love for the original Think6.5.

Lastly, quite a few people DM'd to ask me about whether I have any plan to do a replication of Think6.5 R1 version as a group buy. Regretfully, I will not. As I mentioned above, I am not interested in running the same GB twice, particularly as I am not participating on the financial side (e.g., profit-sharing) of the Group Buys. I am happy enough and grateful that AirPotter and Gray Studio help me materialize my design visions into actual products. I have released all my parts of the copyright of the original Think6.5 to AirPotter so it is up to him if he chooses to run in the future.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:20:01
5/20/2020: Some parts (top pieces) of the prototypes are partly done.

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5/27/2020: Deskmats are being prototyped. Aluminum Case CNC is done and waiting for surface treatment. PC version started to prototype.

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By xingchen_fan, this will likely be included in the GB

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One more colorway by xingchen_fan, this will likely be included in the GB - will likely pick one background color later.

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By 66Fannie99, this will be included in the GB.

Lastly, a fun one for you guys as you wait for the Think6.5V2! Yes, it is coming :)

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Here are the 1U PCBs, 2U will be separate and coming soon:

Red is just for prototyping, Final color is pending - suggestions welcome

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Also the cat logo will be replaced by the one below:

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FR-4 Plate Prototype received:

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2020/6/9

Tested anodizing a 1U prototype today!

Forgive the low-quality phone picture, and it appears Potter is too excited to get it done and did not notice that the 1U badge chamfer has not been added yet (it will be).

And prototypes for the 2U in other colors, and the polycarbonate version are forthcoming in the next few days.

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6/13/2020:

Good news, the prototypes are confirmed to work perfectly by Potter. All-POM holy pandas were used in testing and the typing feel is sublime.

Next, I have asked Potter (requested by some discord members and friends here) to make gaskets of varying softness and different materials, so I can test them and see if I can find the optimal softness and material. The prototypes should be sent to me soon once the new gaskets are made (a week or so). In the meantime, Potter said he will take some pictures of the Think6.5v2 prototypes and the Space65 ano samples. PC prototypes are also done, pictures forthcoming.

Here is a purple anodization prototype (EVA purple):

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6/15/2020:

PC prototypes (2U):

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6/17/2020:

Details of the injection-molded prototype gasket with the release cuts - more pictures of various hardness/material coming soon:

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Details of the gaskets:

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White-pink prototype:

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: eniigma on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:21:07
I like the top right placement better
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: nicx on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:23:12
Been waiting for this. That new badge placement looks gorgeous.

I think you should get crazy and do a beige version..
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Sleep0ke on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:24:07
agreed...top right placement  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: gnhuy91 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:25:16
top right this time!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: cijanzen on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:25:23
Interesting update! I think the top-right placement makes more sense functionally and aesthetically. Enough changes here to certainly warrant a R2 evolution.

Nice stuff
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Zylkan on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:25:51
Any possibility for no badge at all ? Love the board design but I like to have that right column in full
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: SolidCactus on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:26:25
Top right please!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: NOLA on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:26:35
Top right gets my vote. Hot.

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Visionaire on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:26:59
I'm gonna be in the minority here. I like the side placement better.

1. The side introduces the additional fillet that makes the side profile a bit more interesting
2. The top is a little too rounded and chonky imo


Additionally, I'm way more in love with the style on the bottom weight than the top badge options at the moment.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: IMZO on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:27:16
Top right please!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:27:49
Seriously? Why are there so many nice boards on IC right now lol. You guys are incredible. I love the design for the weight, and i coincide with the others, top right would be so good.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Mc Eggroll on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:27:59
I still like the original placement better. The top one looks okay though.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Clueless on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:29:58
I like the original bagde placement
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Zeelobby on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:30:05
Def looks decent. Dunno about all boating, lol. Thought the OG lightbulb and "think" made more sense.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: stopitsme on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:30:28
好看
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Scottw on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:30:54
I would rather no badge. :)

But if I have to choose, I like the lower badge. I generally prefer space around my arrows.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: thecyangiant on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:31:13
Ohh my, I love it! Anchors away matey, can't wait.
Prefer the 2u lower badge assuming split backspace! (And please consider split space!)
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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: lucka33 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:31:51
I love the original badge design and placement. You should make the original badge for sure, and definitely make a Polycarb 6.5!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Abec13 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:33:24
Curious to see color offerings for this one.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:33:50
Def looks decent. Dunno about all boating, lol. Thought the OG lightbulb and "think" made more sense.

Thanks for the feedback. There are some stories behind the design, but I will leave that out but just focus on aesthetics now.

Short story is that the design inspiration is definitely related to how this 2020 went down. There are also like 4 other badge designs I will share later, some will relate to "Think"
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Eisberg09 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:34:25
New badge position is definitely better! Will there be a gasket mount option?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: crispgm on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:35:05
I prefer top right badge for functionaly but the origin place looks better on the pics. Maybe I should wait for later updates.

And one more question is why the new design of the back side so complicated comparing to R1. I like the simple style.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: aggressively_misled on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:36:15
Looks really nice! Top right!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: logo4poop on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:36:39
hype!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: bsanto on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:37:05
OG badge placement is better aesthetically. It gives an even vibe. Would be great if there's a PC version. Black PC preferably.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Dopamine on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:38:08
I personally like the corner placement more but I can also see the appeal in the old placement.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: f1 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:39:23
^ What he said

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: nettoxx7 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:39:42
Definitely prefer the top right badge placement, but why an anchor logo?

Will definitely join !
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: byoliven on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:40:07
The OG badge position is the uniqueness of THINK6.5. I prefer keeping it.


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Gnives on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:40:18
Locked.

Top right placement is preference.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: sirbestia on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:42:25
Here are my thoughts:

1. Original placement (new placement looks good but too many keebs with this placement)
2. I also agree that the Anchor doesn't match the THINK theme, could have been a completely different board if you're using this design, though I do like it
3. PC, please!! A lot of people agreed with me in the discord channel that the reason they want this second version since they missed out on buying the original PC at regular price

No matter what tho, I think this will do really good!

Thank you
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Pachriksu on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:42:57
IMO I don't like the "2020" text. The board should keep a timeless look.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: MrFixIT12 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:43:41
Top right looks good, but I prefer the original badge placement.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: JakeyPancakey on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:44:28
Definitely go with the badge in the top right corner! Looks very simple and elegant  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: woyaodapian on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:47:55
some thoughts.

Preferred the original design with some new elements.
Seems like there is an emphasis on "2020"
Cant't wait for the story behind the anchor and how it would relate to "think".
PC would be great.

Looking forward to more updates!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Fannie_w on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:53:51
I like the both.But I think the top right is more unique.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: yicaoyimu on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:54:21
The original badge placement is a big part of what makes Think65 unique from say Kyuu and 910 and Fox 65. Personally I think you should stick with the original placement.

The new bottom and the lines in the front is a bit too much for me.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: konstantin on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:55:39
This:
Interesting update! I think the top-right placement makes more sense functionally and aesthetically. Enough changes here to certainly warrant a R2 evolution.

Nice stuff

I also sort of agree with this:
IMO I don't like the "2020" text. The board should keep a timeless look.

Finally, have you considered a more rounded bottom case profile?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:56:54
And this will not be integrated plate anymore.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Phemia on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:58:51
I prefer original placement. It makes it unique from all the other boards out there and I like that separation from the arrow key cluster.

I don't really care if it's themed around anchors, I just don't like the inclusion of '2020'

Would love a PC version for sure.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Rozalin81 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 11:59:25
HYPE! I'm in. I missed out on the first run, but I won't be missing out on this one. I prefer the look of the badge being on the side instead of on the top right. Are colors going to be the same as R1 or are there new colors planned?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: NEZ on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:01:21
So sexy
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: jhuang on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:03:58
I prefer the original placement but that might be due to the fact that I missed R1  :p
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: ivu on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:04:08
The original position is kind of a special for Think.
Quite a few other boards with top right badge. You should keep the small details which make the board different.

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: or0616 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:04:58
integrated plate?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Create_alt_delete on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:06:18
I prefer old badge location. Every other board out there is doing top-right. Old location was a great way to stand out from the crowd.

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Jaltr on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:08:30
+1 on top right position

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: NOLA on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:14:49
The original position is kind of a special for Think.
Quite a few other boards with top right badge. You should keep the small details which make the board different.

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Now that this is being brought up, I agree. It's probably what makes the board so desired. Its original aesthetic. Don't sway too much away from it. Just subtle refinements mostly performance based would be great and prompt me to join.

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Chozo Ghost on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:18:48
Hello keeb friends,

It's been a while since the Think6.5 GB! Hope you are doing well and staying healthy.

I have started this design last year but was not able to start an IC due to personal reasons. Now things are much better, I now decide to start an interest check for R2 Think6.5 named '2020.' For those of you who are curious about how the R1 design looks like, here is the original IC: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=99634

Importantly, please let me know if you prefer the original badge position or the new badge position. And board material suggestions. Any questions, please feel free to ask. And welcome any constructive feedback.

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Looks awesome! Do we just reserve our interest here? I'm not seeing a link to any official Google IC Form or anything.

A couple of points to mention:

1) Definitely want there to be a Polycarb option!
2) Please also include a PCB that will be both Hotswap AND Underglow compatible
3) Top-Right Badge placement for sure!

Other than that, looks amazing! I'd love to get my hands on this!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Chozo Ghost on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:20:22
Hello keeb friends,

It's been a while since the Think6.5 GB! Hope you are doing well and staying healthy.

I have started this design last year but was not able to start an IC due to personal reasons. Now things are much better, I now decide to start an interest check for R2 Think6.5 named '2020.' For those of you who are curious about how the R1 design looks like, here is the original IC: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=99634

Importantly, please let me know if you prefer the original badge position or the new badge position. And board material suggestions. Any questions, please feel free to ask. And welcome any constructive feedback.

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


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


Looks awesome! Do we just reserve our interest here? I'm not seeing a link to any official Google IC Form or anything.

A couple of points to mention:

1) Definitely want there to be a Polycarb option!
2) Please also include a PCB that will be both Hotswap AND Underglow compatible
3) Top-Right Badge placement for sure!

Other than that, looks amazing! I'd love to get my hands on this!

*sorry if this posts multiple times; couldn't tell if my original comment posted or not.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: HOBI3CAT on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:22:32
Love the nautical theme! (although not really sure how it ties into the R1 Think6.5, or the name, but whatever)

I prefer the top-right badge option for sure.

Will be in 100% if it supports split space, and comes in polycarb!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: add1ct3dd on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:23:59
I prefer the original badge location, but also not a fan of the nautical/anchor/boat theme personally. I like the original theming and branding more personally, it doesn't really match any of that for me sadly.

If it changes I'd be interested in picking one up as a continuation and extension to the V1, but not in current form sadly. Will keep monitoring the thread to see if there's any changes etc :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: ninjacore on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:24:06
Prefer top-right badge.  R1 badge position yields a "compact fc660" layout (heard it referred to as that at some point), which is far more widespread than the top right badge position.  I'm sure there are others with top-right badges, but only Iron165 and 910 come to mind easily - very good company to be in, design-wise.

I bought R1 and really liked the quality, looks, and feel.  I would probably be in for R2 as well, though the boating theme would make it a hard pass for me.  I don't find that theme appealing at all and don't understand how it fits into this community.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Felix1 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:26:35
Both logo placements look awesome but I do slightly prefer the original one from the 6.5 :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: hottrout on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:27:50
Both are great, top right is nice but I prefer the older logo.  Very interesting.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: ©ypher on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:32:08
remove the anchor and boat and I am in.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Rexcramer on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:32:23
Prefer the top right badge. Maybe a stainless steel version of the badge and weight? Would also like to see fixed ISO plates.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: OscarPapa on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:33:48
I know it was not an option here, but I would go for no logo on the top and a big logo on the underside.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: ogp3 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:34:32
I like the original placement better, makes the Think more unique! I agree with others, I also donít really like the ď2020Ē text. I like the nautical theme, but would be interested in knowing how it connects to the old ďthinkĒ theme. Iím excited to see renders of other colours! I really liked the blue from r1, would be cool to see it again in r2.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Zeelobby on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:37:05
Another vote for OG placement. Made original unique
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Zeelobby on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:38:38
Def looks decent. Dunno about all boating, lol. Thought the OG lightbulb and "think" made more sense.

Thanks for the feedback. There are some stories behind the design, but I will leave that out but just focus on aesthetics now.

Short story is that the design inspiration is definitely related to how this 2020 went down. There are also like 4 other badge designs I will share later, some will relate to "Think"
I like a good story behind a board!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: outsider on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:43:59
Digging the board, but I would rather ditch reference to "2020".  I'd rather not remember that every time I look at the board
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Slayer77 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:47:14
Lower badge. Also thanks for doing the toxic render, looks great!

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: i luv chuletas on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:48:11
Top right corner for sure, but please no boat :D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Syrah94 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:48:33
The OG badge position is the uniqueness of THINK6.5. I prefer keeping it.


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This. I think the top right cornor has become overused smh this year
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:49:15
Internal view:

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: arkze on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:53:52
OG badge position for sure, its unique unlike top right which was kinda overused. Also prefer clean and universal design rather than nautical/2020 theme.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: stebosaurus on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:57:18
The board looks super nice but I think the badges need to be tweaked.

1. I prefer the top right blocker but donít really like the boating theme at all. It has nothing to do with the  Ďthinkí theme in my opinion. I can see where youíre going with it due to the current worldwide situation, but I think itís really cheesy and lame. I also donít like that the badge bleeds over the edges like that.
2. The middle blocker is nice as well, but like others have said, I donít like the Ď2020í text on the badge. I think if it said ĎThinkí that would be better.
3. I really like the cutouts on the badges for the LED accents to shine through  :)

Excited to see more renders and Iíll probably be in on the groupbuy regardless.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: sirieous on Fri, 24 April 2020, 12:59:22
I'd like to see a polycarb version and I like the new badge placement but I don't like the huge departure from the first round. Appreciate that the plate is no longer integrated. Will probably be picking this up.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: wangsk666 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:08:42
Prefer the 2u badge
And a pc version pls!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Mcnos on Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:10:15
The new brand looks elegant
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Helpingly on Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:10:55
I definitely think that the badge should be on the side and not the corner. To me, it's a completely different board if the badge isn't in that location. So, while I think that some people may enjoy the corner more, if you decide to go with that location, it shouldn't be called the Think.

Also, I have a R1 think, but the anchor design is really cool so I might be interested in R2. Hopefully the run goes a little better than last time though.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Pedersays on Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:11:54
Top right corner for me!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: FTR_Beat on Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:13:09
Yo bro! You were not kidding =)

Like OG's placement ala fc660 a lot. I think it works best from an ergo and aesthetic perspective.

Where is the Fn key on keeb #1?
I like the compass logo. Not sure about 2020 text though. 2600 would be cool.
Still has option for hotswap?

Reserved!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: MacGyver214 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:16:54
Def looks decent. Dunno about all boating, lol. Thought the OG lightbulb and "think" made more sense.

This was my first question too, I love all things nautical but what made you choose that over the original think logo design?

IMO the top right badge would be a little more on brand if it fit inside the outline of the frame instead of wrapping around on the corner. Not sure how much more room that would take up, but just my two cents.

Either way, excited for this project as I wasn't around for round one!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: hmmmwhatsthis on Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:33:07
OG badge position keeps it unique.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: StanleyLelnats on Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:36:05
+1 for OG badge placement to keep the unique placement. Also, agree with removing 2020 from the badge. Curious to see other weight/badge designs as well
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: James_fourth on Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:39:56
To right placement looks excellent. The blue/white colorway is tops, too. Excited to participate!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: byomes on Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:42:27
top right with the bulb again with slight design modifications + backlit LED, since people have been associating the think6.5 with a lightbulb!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: roguesystem087 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 13:53:09
hmm so its now a sailboat themed or navy themed keyboard?
where's the think badge parts?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Nonnegaard on Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:08:05
I think the new version has lost all of its charm and elegance. The top right logo is overused, the old badge was the only thing that set the Think 6.5 apart from the rest.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Zeelobby on Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:13:39
It is kinda interesting right. I mean it almost shares no design aspects of the original think6.5. Might as well just name it something new.

Arrrrgh6.5
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: 50ATE on Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:16:45
I'm so excited about the chance to get this board. It looks awesome! Personally I prefer the original badge placement but I'll definitely be considering this board regardless of the position
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: cadrev on Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:20:25
I like the old placement of the badge more. It's one of the Think's signature. Is there going to be a polycarbonate option?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: dustinhxc on Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:21:18
I think you should use your avatar cat as the badge. Or the old logo.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: mechmymoney on Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:24:51
1. OG badge placement please! Would not consider joining the GB if the badge is positioned top right
2. Not a big fan of the nautical theme either, as others have said already kind of seems random and doesn't tie into the Think theme which is :thumb:
3. That said I do like the emphasis on 2020 the more I look at it
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: fooddoof on Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:28:50
I like the top right placement, but the og screams "Think", so either way it goes is good with me. Hype!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: 5thoughts on Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:29:47
I have the GMK Toxic set on the way...please clue me in on getting that board :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: beekey on Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:30:00
Maybe replace the anchor with some kind of neuron symbol, like (https://cdn1.iconfinder.com/data/icons/organs-of-human-body/24/neuron-512.png) ?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: eniigma on Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:31:59
Maybe replace the anchor with some kind of neuron symbol, like
Show Image
(https://cdn1.iconfinder.com/data/icons/organs-of-human-body/24/neuron-512.png)
?
This reminds me of coronavirus. Rename board to COVID1.9?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Zeelobby on Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:36:10
Maybe replace the anchor with some kind of neuron symbol, like
Show Image
(https://cdn1.iconfinder.com/data/icons/organs-of-human-body/24/neuron-512.png)
?
This reminds me of coronavirus. Rename board to COVID1.9?
Lol. 19 key board. Frustrates you. makes you angry, and then you might die by injecting disinfectants into yourself.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: spinozsa on Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:37:02
This looks pretty ugly, I'd much rather buy the original one than this.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: beekey on Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:41:17
Maybe replace the anchor with some kind of neuron symbol, like
Show Image
(https://cdn1.iconfinder.com/data/icons/organs-of-human-body/24/neuron-512.png)
?
This reminds me of coronavirus. Rename board to COVID1.9?
Not the best icon, was just food for thought. Sticking to the āthinkĎ theme would be nice.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: snaiL678 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:45:12
i would love to buy a frosted polycarbonate one with the original button layout
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Dr0p on Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:49:49
Top right
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: riku. on Fri, 24 April 2020, 14:54:06
OG badge position but between the actual badges, i think the 1U boat looks better
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Venomware on Fri, 24 April 2020, 15:02:56
Much prefer OG badge placement. Also not into the boat theme much since it doesn't seem to be in line with the 'think' theme.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: konstantin on Fri, 24 April 2020, 15:07:55
IMO the top right badge would be a little more on brand if it fit inside the outline of the frame instead of wrapping around on the corner. Not sure how much more room that would take up, but just my two cents.

I actually like that it wraps around the corner. It's unique and looks nice. If it didn't wrap around the corner, I'd prefer the original placement since that's one of the things that made R1 stand out.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: aragon_shariza on Fri, 24 April 2020, 15:08:33
 original badge position
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Rockets. on Fri, 24 April 2020, 15:09:42
Like Phemia said, the badge in the original spot kept it different from the rest of the bunch.

Just purchased my space, and now I'm waiting on this. 

Frosted PC please! :D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Macmutant on Fri, 24 April 2020, 15:21:42
The design looks great. I like the new badge placement.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Chadtucket on Fri, 24 April 2020, 15:32:49
I'm all if theres another polycarb run  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: d0nk on Fri, 24 April 2020, 15:36:30
I'm definitely interested!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: voelzmo on Fri, 24 April 2020, 15:40:03
OG batch placement would definitely keep the connection to the first one, which would be nice!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: BigBabyJesus on Fri, 24 April 2020, 15:48:10
To be honest, I really liked the old design. I'm not feeling this one (yet). I'm hoping there will be a Polycarbonate version?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Popopro on Fri, 24 April 2020, 15:57:34
nice. def interested in some pc if that's avail for this run.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: garrettqmartin on Fri, 24 April 2020, 16:02:39
I prefer the badge on the right - it's what makes the original Think so unique looking. Also don't love the boating theme, would be cool to stick with the original "Think" idea. As far as colors, I would die for a forest green.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: hingchannnn on Fri, 24 April 2020, 16:13:20
Top right for me, but I personally would go without the blue background on the badge :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Nautilian on Fri, 24 April 2020, 16:16:27
+1 top right looks amazing! Please bring Tiffany colorway back and also a polycarbonate!  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: sdotlee on Fri, 24 April 2020, 16:40:22
I think the original position is what makes this keyboard! I cannot wait for this to open!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: xef on Fri, 24 April 2020, 16:52:47
Top right looks amazing
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: hottnucks on Fri, 24 April 2020, 17:07:35
OG badge placement
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Ultimatum on Fri, 24 April 2020, 17:09:04
I love new design & PC.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: thomasleegh on Fri, 24 April 2020, 17:20:03
I think the OG placement is the most unique, as not many other boards have distinctions in this place and I think looks really clean (also being someone who missed out on R1, I think that the OG placement is very desirable). I also agree with others and think that the top right is pretty overused by other boards

I was wondering if you guys were set on the badge design and might want to seem more.

I also agree with others to maybe stray away from using 2020 on the badge so that it can have more of a timeless design.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: cadrev on Fri, 24 April 2020, 17:37:50
Saw in discord right now that this is now a gasket mount design? In that case then regardless of design, it's a big step up from the previous version. I'm ok with other placement of the badges, just not really feeling the sail badge. But the 2020 badge rocks.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: gotemall on Fri, 24 April 2020, 17:45:55
I like the New Badge position, not because its "Better" but because it makes the board different. I am not into the whole lets relase the same board on the 2nd go. The board should be different its what makes these GB unique in that you have something that isn't necessary going to be around next year. My 2 cents.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Slayer77 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 18:11:36
The old badge position is better, as the 2 keys on top design is more functional imo.

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Rob27shred on Fri, 24 April 2020, 18:25:34
Personally I favor the new badge placement. I think it complements the new design much better & also changes it up from Rd.1.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: kblue5688 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 18:26:01
Looks so great and I canít wait to get my hands on one. I personally think that you should do 3 different top stylers if possible where you do og badge, new badge, and badge less for those who donít like it but this might not be applicable. But also for materials I think the normal aluminum and especially polycarbonate would be fantastic.


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: jackzyg on Fri, 24 April 2020, 18:30:54
I think lower badge is what makes this board unique and it will make R2 happen sooner, right? Cuz itís closer to the old design? I just canít wait to join no mater what. Do we expect more color ways?


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Aevyn on Fri, 24 April 2020, 18:32:02
That looks CHONKY

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: trustworthy on Fri, 24 April 2020, 18:35:48
Def interested. Personally I'm not a fan of using years for aesthetic purposes, especially when that date doesn't mean much other than the year it was made. 2020 also kind of sucked for everyone (trying to forget this year). On the front badge, it seems like that can be replaced with an older, which is cool. On the back, it makes it a little harder.  Def would love if the PC version came back.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: jackofclubs on Fri, 24 April 2020, 18:47:45
Definitely interested, both badge positions are fine with me, but I'd rather not have "2020" on it. I agree with some people above; this board should keep a timeless look.


Also, is there any way to get on an email list for this so I get notifications?

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: scopie on Fri, 24 April 2020, 18:55:53
I like the original position more. I think of it as iconic for the Think6.5
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: FlamingChicken on Fri, 24 April 2020, 19:28:41
I like the original placement  better because it creates the slight speparation with the arrow keys and to me that is more pleasing then the cramped feel of the top badge.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: neutralstate on Fri, 24 April 2020, 19:44:23
the original position is better for sure.

it is the unique hallmark of the think 6.5, the only board out there with a badge in the middle. 

move it to the top, and it becomes just like any other ordinary corner blocker 65%.



Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: GilgameshSkull on Fri, 24 April 2020, 19:45:08
OLD cat gogogo . Mei you tong pei fa kaixin.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Red_Zechs on Fri, 24 April 2020, 20:26:41
The top right placement isn't bad at all in my opinion however i really loved the original and already thought it had a great look so i prefer the OG placement.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: niming1232 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 21:26:05
I prefer you original design. Pleaase stick to the old placement and shape.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: crispgm on Fri, 24 April 2020, 21:35:09
some more thoughts:
- original replacement looks much better. the top right option is okay but doesn't look better than kyuu or 910
- prefer the "Think" badge to others. this is much elegant
- 2020 text is okay but the font may be improved, while it's a fat font
- the biggest part I am not in is the design of top and bottom side. R1 is so elegant and minimalistic, but this one is so complicated and with many lines
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Auxoworks on Fri, 24 April 2020, 21:35:32
I agree with it taking out the 2020 to keep it timeless.
Looks great, though!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: TheMegaSean on Fri, 24 April 2020, 21:38:48
I prefer the original placement. It stands out much more from the crowd. Seems that all other boards out there are placing the logo on the top right. I also like how the original placement of the logo make it feel less cluttered. Really beautiful.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: TheMegaSean on Fri, 24 April 2020, 21:41:52
Question: what made you change the ďThink LightbulbĒ logo on the bottom? Itís still one of the nicest logo Iíve seen imho. Would love for you to keep that.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: QQuanQuan on Fri, 24 April 2020, 21:44:29
Some personal opinions:
1.Original badge place is wonderful enough, actually I think the original place is one of the lightspots of your design. There are already so many other boards have badges at top wright such as key65.
2.PC PLZ!!!!
3.Would you please add an PC weight choice? So someone can make it a perfect portable board.

Anyway I am gonna get one for myself. Good luck!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: akyp11 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 21:47:47
One more vote on a badge-less version.  Know we're the minority but please consider.  My 2nd choice would be the 2u badge, but preferably without 2020, as I personally don't prefer anything with a year attached to it.

Edit: Also frosted PC case/plate please.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: edctog on Fri, 24 April 2020, 22:07:15
Original placement if we go back to the Original Think theme. If the nautical theme is set, top corner but I say with small bezel around the badge. A bezel-less badge in the corner just doesnít look aesthetically appealing to me.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 24 April 2020, 22:07:30
Thanks Everyone for the amazing feedback and support.
I just got home and will read each comment and suggestion soon.
Since it is still in the prototyping stage, I will certainly consider your feedback in shaping how the project will move forward. Some designs may be final but there is room for fine tuning.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Tree_ on Fri, 24 April 2020, 22:11:15
Original position, badgeless.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: FTR_Beat on Fri, 24 April 2020, 22:43:13
Thanks Everyone for the amazing feedback and support.
I just got home and will read each comment and suggestion soon.
Since it is still in the prototyping stage, I will certainly consider your feedback in shaping how the project will move forward. Some designs may be final but there is room for fine tuning.

What do you mean you just got back home? You are supposed to stay home lol =) got some good points in this thread.

Also, are you planning different color sets like the cybervoyager?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: spaceshipdee on Fri, 24 April 2020, 22:48:25
New badge placement is better, less unique aesthetically but the board is more functional overall.

I agree with the other posters though, the sail boat design isn't as good as the original "Think" theme.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: nyankoclaws on Fri, 24 April 2020, 22:51:18
Honestly, I prefer the og run. The back is a little too elaborate on this one, and the board itself is a little to chunky for my liking. Maybe keep og design, just change the logo on the back?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Vadurr on Fri, 24 April 2020, 23:01:42
I'm def interested in the top right corner blocker version of this. Maybe not a boat for the logo though? I also dislike the 2020 on the back very much x_x

-IF polycarb is an option, a bluetooth pcb would be extra sweet!
-Hotswap pcb with fixed split backspace pls :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Jerbear233 on Fri, 24 April 2020, 23:04:09
New badge pos <3, will there be bronze kits?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: AIRPOTTER on Fri, 24 April 2020, 23:07:39
Good job bro! Itís always great working with you.
Looks like many people like the top right badge, and letís discuss more and make it a great badge
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: tunadesu on Fri, 24 April 2020, 23:27:11
Thanks Everyone for the amazing feedback and support.
I just got home and will read each comment and suggestion soon.
Since it is still in the prototyping stage, I will certainly consider your feedback in shaping how the project will move forward. Some designs may be final but there is room for fine tuning.

Joined and really respected how you handled R1. If anyone followed the R1 IC thread, you can see the community making suggestions and OP not only listened, but implemented quite a few!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Jupark on Fri, 24 April 2020, 23:28:51
+1 for original placement.

Also, if black PC is available, itíd be an instabuy for me.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: super7manki on Fri, 24 April 2020, 23:32:13
Good job bro! Itís always great working with you.
Looks like many people like the top right badge, and letís discuss more and make it a great badge
Is there any chance for full brass dream this time?  :( I don't need that shiny pvd brass, sandblasted or even raw is totally okayy :(
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Anaes on Fri, 24 April 2020, 23:50:47
professor gogogo!  im only like hotswap..
top right or middle right  both fine
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Hanabi on Fri, 24 April 2020, 23:56:21
+1 for original placement. Imo, I think the original placement is what made the think6.5 so special and would preferred to it to be kept that way. As for case, colored pc perhaps?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 25 April 2020, 00:02:01
Good job bro! Itís always great working with you.
Looks like many people like the top right badge, and letís discuss more and make it a great badge
Is there any chance for full brass dream this time?  :( I don't need that shiny pvd brass, sandblasted or even raw is totally okayy :(

To be honest with you, when I hear full brass I feel so so bad for most of the R1 full brass buyers who ended up being refunded and I don't even want to think about brass. PVD was indeed the big issue that led to QC fail, but I personally doubt people will really be interested in full brass without a proper surface treatment like PVD. In anyway, I will try to talk to AirPotter about this possibility. For a while, I was pretty sure he hated me for it. Will find the right time to mention this to him, but even if it does happen, 100% he won't agree to do PVD full brass.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: SpringWind on Sat, 25 April 2020, 00:04:09
Since I was longing for a polycarbonate version of Think6.5 so I would be grateful if R2 could add PC case option again.

I personally prefer the R1 exterior than R2.
The structure improvements for better performance are nice, but the combination of "6.5", light bulb, and the unique badge layout is already great.
So I couldn't feel like such a drastic change to the emblem and name was necessary.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 25 April 2020, 00:09:17
Thanks Everyone for the amazing feedback and support.
I just got home and will read each comment and suggestion soon.
Since it is still in the prototyping stage, I will certainly consider your feedback in shaping how the project will move forward. Some designs may be final but there is room for fine tuning.

Joined and really respected how you handled R1. If anyone followed the R1 IC thread, you can see the community making suggestions and OP not only listened, but implemented quite a few!

Thanks for the kind words, bro.

Indeed, the goal of the IC is not just to gauge interest, but also to see what is the best way to move forward, and whether I can make adjustment where a) engineering side it's possible; and b) it does hopefully make the board objectively better. Sometimes aesthetics can be a tricky thing; for a board with quite a few design elements, it might be hard to satisfy everyone. And I hope friends can be tolerant with my taste. But I can say that the design is purposeful, not an afterthought nor random elements pieced together. At some point I would like to share my story for this design.

That said, more badge designs will come out soon, at least 4 in each badge position, maybe 5, so y'all can provide more feedback.

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: PotatoTM on Sat, 25 April 2020, 00:10:32
Really like how the Think6.5 came out, I'm down for a V2 if the price is good, would like to see the return of black PC too!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: fabijolo on Sat, 25 April 2020, 00:41:18
I definitely prefer the original badge position, looks way better imo

+Alsow I'd love to see carbon fiber or POM plates with dampeners on, or even better; underneath them
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: baoduy23 on Sat, 25 April 2020, 01:46:14
+1 for old badge position but it should be better if we delete "2020" on the badge
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: jl23 on Sat, 25 April 2020, 01:54:03
Will there be a badgeless version?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: hq on Sat, 25 April 2020, 02:16:36
Will there be a badgeless version?

+1 for badgeless option and dedicated ISO/ANSI plates  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: buianhthang on Sat, 25 April 2020, 02:23:28
remove the anchor and boat and I am in.

They might want to change the keeb name to Boat65  :p

Anw, I still feel good about this design, looking for the final. Just keep the badge

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: 0pokn on Sat, 25 April 2020, 03:15:58
Keep the anchor and the sail boat on the top right and I will be ALLLLLL over this
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: vaf1en on Sat, 25 April 2020, 03:35:32
Let me start by saying that I did not join R1; I had simply not discovered this money pit of a hobby in due time.
This to say that I do not have strong feelings on the OG board other than I like it and it seems like a hit amongst the community.

It seems to me quite a few people are suggesting you more or less use the R1 design unchanged and instead offer different colour options and the ever popular polycarbonate edition.

I personally think it would be a mistake to abandon your design ideas/changes for R2; in other words, keep the anchor and the sailboat, they look pretty awesome in my opinion.

That may seem like a big/huge change from R1, but then call it something different, like 'Rethink6.5' if you want the brand recognition or maybe even call it 'Anchor6.5'. The '6.5' part in the name will likely still have people recognise it and tie it back to the 'Think6.5'.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: ephemeral25 on Sat, 25 April 2020, 04:04:34
Big meh for this r2. Not a fan of the naval theme tho I really think it will perform as expected.
Good luck with the GB
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 25 April 2020, 04:26:55
Will start a poll for the preference of key options this weekend!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: BigBabyJesus on Sat, 25 April 2020, 05:04:01
I have given it some thought and this is what I think about it.

1. I personally do not like this design. The original design is just much better.
2. This looks like something completely different with the new logo and shape of the board.
3. Why name it Think6.5 R2 if it's not the same? It would have been fine if you named it something else instead.
4. Why have a 2020 theme? Isn't it better for it to be timeless? I mean the first one is just timeless.

This is not just a complain. I have looked at the renders and they look amazing. It's just that this is not a true 'R2' if you ask me.
If this will be the final design, I will probably have to pass.

I have to say, I really like what you guys are doing. You're awesome and also very social on Instagram etc.. I almost joined the GB for the SPACE65:CyberVoyager but you guys were talking about a Think6.5 R2 so I thought I'd just wait for that.

Cheers
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: cnex on Sat, 25 April 2020, 06:40:16
I would take the original placement. I prefer the arrow keys being on their own and there are already other keyboards with top right logo
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: AfroMax on Sat, 25 April 2020, 07:12:42
the top right badge looks good would love to see more renders of the keyboard in different colors
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Vyndem on Sat, 25 April 2020, 07:32:23
I honestly like both designs, but if I had to chose I'd go with the original badge position and the none boat one, not really a fan of the boat as a badge.

Let's pray that there will also be a polycarbonate version for this one.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Little4Real on Sat, 25 April 2020, 07:53:18
OG badge placement, but Tsangan bottom PLEASE!!!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: BubbleheadBrett on Sat, 25 April 2020, 09:04:10
I like the anchor and sail boat badge, but like the placement in the original location. its hard to please everyone, keep up the great work and see your vision through!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Zeelobby on Sat, 25 April 2020, 09:10:30
I think it's just more confusion then displeasure. Most people hoping for a round 2 are hoping for improvements on a known design. The only similarities this shares with the OG is that it has badges and is a 65, haha.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: arkze on Sat, 25 April 2020, 09:32:20
I think it's just more confusion then displeasure. Most people hoping for a round 2 are hoping for improvements on a known design. The only similarities this shares with the OG is that it has badges and is a 65, haha.
This. I was hoping for a real R2 and not completely new design that lacks any resemblance and tries to ride the wave that think6.5 created. Either real Think6.5 R2 or different name.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: MadsMe on Sat, 25 April 2020, 10:38:55
IMO I don't like the "2020" text. The board should keep a timeless look.

I agree 100!. It's a little wierd.
That being said though I love the little extra "cut" on the case it self where the bagde is.
Can't make up my mind as to which layout I like the most. They both look good. I love how you integrate light into the bagdes though!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: mongoose27 on Sat, 25 April 2020, 10:44:38
Original badge located is better.  You see it an you know its a Think6.5.

Also agree with the "2020" in logo, should keep the badge timeless and unique to the Think6.5.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 25 April 2020, 14:24:55
Do have badges that look closer to R1 will share soon.

For the weight design, I had received quite some feedback to redesign the weight from R1 actually. Note the anchor resembles a 'T' when you look at it.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Sat, 25 April 2020, 14:27:09
Do have badges that look closer to R1 will share soon.

For the weight, I thought one of the biggest complaints had been weight design the R1 feedback I had received, now it appears many seemed to like it somehow.

That's how it always is, we complain about it at first but then when someone says they'll change it we cry foul. lol we are so fickle.  :p
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 25 April 2020, 14:31:19
Do have badges that look closer to R1 will share soon.

For the weight, I thought one of the biggest complaints had been weight design the R1 feedback I had received, now it appears many seemed to like it somehow.

That's how it always is, we complain about it at first but then when someone says they'll change it we cry foul. lol we are so fickle.  :p

At least I have badges to salvage the love for OG elements! I am still working on improving the badge and really hope OG lovers will find it pleasing.

The final anchor weight design actually took me quite a while to optimize, it will be a bit hard for me to toss it.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Sat, 25 April 2020, 15:04:31
Do have badges that look closer to R1 will share soon.

For the weight, I thought one of the biggest complaints had been weight design the R1 feedback I had received, now it appears many seemed to like it somehow.

That's how it always is, we complain about it at first but then when someone says they'll change it we cry foul. lol we are so fickle.  :p

At least I have badges to salvage the love for OG elements! I am still working on improving the badge and really hope OG lovers will find it pleasing.

The final anchor weight design actually took me quite a while to optimize, it will be a bit hard for me to toss it.

I actually quite like the anchor weight, I am a big fan or running boards again but I like it when they are changed up a bit somewhat in a way of saying this was the second Think 6.5. I especially love the nautical theme, a polycarbonate Think 6.5 with navy blue or dark green anchor weight would be beautiful. I said previously that the top corner weight would be best but looking at it over and over the old placement is what makes it the Think and even if this is version 2 it should still feel like a Think.

Have you considered making the front badge an anchor as well? Just a badge with an anchor on it I think that would look nice.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Zeelobby on Sat, 25 April 2020, 15:09:03
Moving the badge back to the think location would def help. It'd at least be a Think again.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Vyndem on Sat, 25 April 2020, 15:18:20
I actually like the anchor weight aswell. It does look really clean, just not a fan of the boat badge, I personally think that's a bit too much.

The anchor could stand for a lot of things, have multiple different meanings apart from it being compared to a boat.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 25 April 2020, 15:33:59
Do have badges that look closer to R1 will share soon.

For the weight, I thought one of the biggest complaints had been weight design the R1 feedback I had received, now it appears many seemed to like it somehow.

That's how it always is, we complain about it at first but then when someone says they'll change it we cry foul. lol we are so fickle.  :p

At least I have badges to salvage the love for OG elements! I am still working on improving the badge and really hope OG lovers will find it pleasing.

The final anchor weight design actually took me quite a while to optimize, it will be a bit hard for me to toss it.

I actually quite like the anchor weight, I am a big fan or running boards again but I like it when they are changed up a bit somewhat in a way of saying this was the second Think 6.5. I especially love the nautical theme, a polycarbonate Think 6.5 with navy blue or dark green anchor weight would be beautiful. I said previously that the top corner weight would be best but looking at it over and over the old placement is what makes it the Think and even if this is version 2 it should still feel like a Think.

Have you considered making the front badge an anchor as well? Just a badge with an anchor on it I think that would look nice.

Thanks for the feedback, definitely something to try (anchor badge). The question is where we make the light shine through
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: FTR_Beat on Sat, 25 April 2020, 15:49:53
Do have badges that look closer to R1 will share soon.

For the weight, I thought one of the biggest complaints had been weight design the R1 feedback I had received, now it appears many seemed to like it somehow.

That's how it always is, we complain about it at first but then when someone says they'll change it we cry foul. lol we are so fickle.  :p

At least I have badges to salvage the love for OG elements! I am still working on improving the badge and really hope OG lovers will find it pleasing.

The final anchor weight design actually took me quite a while to optimize, it will be a bit hard for me to toss it.

I actually quite like the anchor weight, I am a big fan or running boards again but I like it when they are changed up a bit somewhat in a way of saying this was the second Think 6.5. I especially love the nautical theme, a polycarbonate Think 6.5 with navy blue or dark green anchor weight would be beautiful. I said previously that the top corner weight would be best but looking at it over and over the old placement is what makes it the Think and even if this is version 2 it should still feel like a Think.

Have you considered making the front badge an anchor as well? Just a badge with an anchor on it I think that would look nice.

Thanks for the feedback, definitely something to try (anchor badge). The question is where we make the light shine through

If you are talking about the anchor, how about all around the line edges in and out (as lines not all filling space) of the anchor as well the upper drawing contour? Or through the actual anchor and upper design line?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Sat, 25 April 2020, 16:00:50
Do have badges that look closer to R1 will share soon.

For the weight, I thought one of the biggest complaints had been weight design the R1 feedback I had received, now it appears many seemed to like it somehow.

That's how it always is, we complain about it at first but then when someone says they'll change it we cry foul. lol we are so fickle.  :p

At least I have badges to salvage the love for OG elements! I am still working on improving the badge and really hope OG lovers will find it pleasing.

The final anchor weight design actually took me quite a while to optimize, it will be a bit hard for me to toss it.

I actually quite like the anchor weight, I am a big fan or running boards again but I like it when they are changed up a bit somewhat in a way of saying this was the second Think 6.5. I especially love the nautical theme, a polycarbonate Think 6.5 with navy blue or dark green anchor weight would be beautiful. I said previously that the top corner weight would be best but looking at it over and over the old placement is what makes it the Think and even if this is version 2 it should still feel like a Think.

Have you considered making the front badge an anchor as well? Just a badge with an anchor on it I think that would look nice.

Thanks for the feedback, definitely something to try (anchor badge). The question is where we make the light shine through

Does the light have to shine through the badge? I joined this hobby too late for the original Think, but from what I have seen the light on the badge area was above it. Maybe something similar in this case? Another possibility would be to make a two piece badge one where you make the outer casing of the badge out of brass or another metal and the an interior section made out of a diffusion material of some sort, and follow along with what FTR_Beat said, light the edges of the anchor or whatever icon is on the badge. With a diffuser the light would be spread more evenly throughout the badge and would not appear as harsh.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: jayiskuhl on Sat, 25 April 2020, 16:08:28
This is looking good! I prefer the original style badge, it feels right for this. I agree with the others about the suggestion of removing the 2020 references, other than that I really like it.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: erickeyboard on Sat, 25 April 2020, 16:53:33
Will there be a badgeless version?

+1 for badgeless option and dedicated ISO/ANSI plates  :thumb:

+1 for badgeless version again :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 25 April 2020, 17:31:15
Do have badges that look closer to R1 will share soon.

For the weight, I thought one of the biggest complaints had been weight design the R1 feedback I had received, now it appears many seemed to like it somehow.

That's how it always is, we complain about it at first but then when someone says they'll change it we cry foul. lol we are so fickle.  :p

At least I have badges to salvage the love for OG elements! I am still working on improving the badge and really hope OG lovers will find it pleasing.

The final anchor weight design actually took me quite a while to optimize, it will be a bit hard for me to toss it.

I actually quite like the anchor weight, I am a big fan or running boards again but I like it when they are changed up a bit somewhat in a way of saying this was the second Think 6.5. I especially love the nautical theme, a polycarbonate Think 6.5 with navy blue or dark green anchor weight would be beautiful. I said previously that the top corner weight would be best but looking at it over and over the old placement is what makes it the Think and even if this is version 2 it should still feel like a Think.

Have you considered making the front badge an anchor as well? Just a badge with an anchor on it I think that would look nice.

Thanks for the feedback, definitely something to try (anchor badge). The question is where we make the light shine through

Does the light have to shine through the badge? I joined this hobby too late for the original Think, but from what I have seen the light on the badge area was above it. Maybe something similar in this case? Another possibility would be to make a two piece badge one where you make the outer casing of the badge out of brass or another metal and the an interior section made out of a diffusion material of some sort, and follow along with what FTR_Beat said, light the edges of the anchor or whatever icon is on the badge. With a diffuser the light would be spread more evenly throughout the badge and would not appear as harsh.

Under the badge there is either one (1U) or 2 (2U) pieces of diffusers.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 25 April 2020, 17:47:13
OG badge placement, but Tsangan bottom PLEASE!!!

The plate will be very close to R1's soldering version in terms of compatibility

Like your profile pic!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Sat, 25 April 2020, 17:49:25
Do have badges that look closer to R1 will share soon.

For the weight, I thought one of the biggest complaints had been weight design the R1 feedback I had received, now it appears many seemed to like it somehow.

That's how it always is, we complain about it at first but then when someone says they'll change it we cry foul. lol we are so fickle.  :p

At least I have badges to salvage the love for OG elements! I am still working on improving the badge and really hope OG lovers will find it pleasing.

The final anchor weight design actually took me quite a while to optimize, it will be a bit hard for me to toss it.

I actually quite like the anchor weight, I am a big fan or running boards again but I like it when they are changed up a bit somewhat in a way of saying this was the second Think 6.5. I especially love the nautical theme, a polycarbonate Think 6.5 with navy blue or dark green anchor weight would be beautiful. I said previously that the top corner weight would be best but looking at it over and over the old placement is what makes it the Think and even if this is version 2 it should still feel like a Think.

Have you considered making the front badge an anchor as well? Just a badge with an anchor on it I think that would look nice.

Thanks for the feedback, definitely something to try (anchor badge). The question is where we make the light shine through

Does the light have to shine through the badge? I joined this hobby too late for the original Think, but from what I have seen the light on the badge area was above it. Maybe something similar in this case? Another possibility would be to make a two piece badge one where you make the outer casing of the badge out of brass or another metal and the an interior section made out of a diffusion material of some sort, and follow along with what FTR_Beat said, light the edges of the anchor or whatever icon is on the badge. With a diffuser the light would be spread more evenly throughout the badge and would not appear as harsh.

Under the badge there is either one (1U) or 2 (2U) pieces of diffusers.

Ahhhh that was something I did not know. What would be the current idea for light to shine through? Is it just underneath the badge or are there cutouts on the badge?

Please offer polycarbonate, I need an endgame 65% polycarbonate board.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 25 April 2020, 17:50:01
Updating more details:

1. Mounting: Gasket-mount. Designed a new type of gasket design that I am personally very excited about (more details to come)
2. Badge position: Designed two versions with different badge positions. Top right and OG position. More details on the locking systems to come. For now please let me know which position you want to be in production. Feedback/suggestions welcome.
3. Badge designs: Designed and will make prototypes for 5-6 badges, will choose 1 or 2 to be used in the production version. Feedback/suggestions welcome.
4. Case material: TBD. Feedback/suggestions welcome.
5. Plate material: TBD. Feedback/suggestions welcome.
6. Price: TBD.
7. GB Format and Qty Limit: TBD.  Feedback/suggestions welcome.
8. Timeframe: prototyping is in progress.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 25 April 2020, 17:53:16
Do have badges that look closer to R1 will share soon.

For the weight, I thought one of the biggest complaints had been weight design the R1 feedback I had received, now it appears many seemed to like it somehow.

That's how it always is, we complain about it at first but then when someone says they'll change it we cry foul. lol we are so fickle.  :p

At least I have badges to salvage the love for OG elements! I am still working on improving the badge and really hope OG lovers will find it pleasing.

The final anchor weight design actually took me quite a while to optimize, it will be a bit hard for me to toss it.

I actually quite like the anchor weight, I am a big fan or running boards again but I like it when they are changed up a bit somewhat in a way of saying this was the second Think 6.5. I especially love the nautical theme, a polycarbonate Think 6.5 with navy blue or dark green anchor weight would be beautiful. I said previously that the top corner weight would be best but looking at it over and over the old placement is what makes it the Think and even if this is version 2 it should still feel like a Think.

Have you considered making the front badge an anchor as well? Just a badge with an anchor on it I think that would look nice.

Thanks for the feedback, definitely something to try (anchor badge). The question is where we make the light shine through

Does the light have to shine through the badge? I joined this hobby too late for the original Think, but from what I have seen the light on the badge area was above it. Maybe something similar in this case? Another possibility would be to make a two piece badge one where you make the outer casing of the badge out of brass or another metal and the an interior section made out of a diffusion material of some sort, and follow along with what FTR_Beat said, light the edges of the anchor or whatever icon is on the badge. With a diffuser the light would be spread more evenly throughout the badge and would not appear as harsh.

Under the badge there is either one (1U) or 2 (2U) pieces of diffusers.

Ahhhh that was something I did not know. What would be the current idea for light to shine through? Is it just underneath the badge or are there cutouts on the badge?

Please offer polycarbonate, I need an endgame 65% polycarbonate board.  :thumb:

The light will shine from under the diffuser (LEDs on PCB), and through cutouts on the badge (e.g., tungsten wire of a lightbulb)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Sat, 25 April 2020, 18:01:41
Do have badges that look closer to R1 will share soon.

For the weight, I thought one of the biggest complaints had been weight design the R1 feedback I had received, now it appears many seemed to like it somehow.

That's how it always is, we complain about it at first but then when someone says they'll change it we cry foul. lol we are so fickle.  :p

At least I have badges to salvage the love for OG elements! I am still working on improving the badge and really hope OG lovers will find it pleasing.

The final anchor weight design actually took me quite a while to optimize, it will be a bit hard for me to toss it.

I actually quite like the anchor weight, I am a big fan or running boards again but I like it when they are changed up a bit somewhat in a way of saying this was the second Think 6.5. I especially love the nautical theme, a polycarbonate Think 6.5 with navy blue or dark green anchor weight would be beautiful. I said previously that the top corner weight would be best but looking at it over and over the old placement is what makes it the Think and even if this is version 2 it should still feel like a Think.

Have you considered making the front badge an anchor as well? Just a badge with an anchor on it I think that would look nice.

Thanks for the feedback, definitely something to try (anchor badge). The question is where we make the light shine through

Does the light have to shine through the badge? I joined this hobby too late for the original Think, but from what I have seen the light on the badge area was above it. Maybe something similar in this case? Another possibility would be to make a two piece badge one where you make the outer casing of the badge out of brass or another metal and the an interior section made out of a diffusion material of some sort, and follow along with what FTR_Beat said, light the edges of the anchor or whatever icon is on the badge. With a diffuser the light would be spread more evenly throughout the badge and would not appear as harsh.

Under the badge there is either one (1U) or 2 (2U) pieces of diffusers.

Ahhhh that was something I did not know. What would be the current idea for light to shine through? Is it just underneath the badge or are there cutouts on the badge?

Please offer polycarbonate, I need an endgame 65% polycarbonate board.  :thumb:

The light will shine from under the diffuser (LEDs on PCB), and through cutouts on the badge (e.g., tungsten wire of a lightbulb)


That's all I needed to hear, that is what I was thinking about and is a really nice idea. That tungsten wire of the bulb is such a cool one.

Updating more details:

1. Mounting: Gasket-mount. Designed a new type of gasket design that I am personally very excited about (more details to come)
2. Badge position: Designed two versions with different badge positions. Top right and OG position. More details on the locking systems to come. For now please let me know which position you want to be in production. Feedback/suggestions welcome.
3. Badge designs: Designed and will make prototypes for 5-6 badges, will choose 1 or 2 to be used in the production version. Feedback/suggestions welcome.
4. Case material: TBD. Feedback/suggestions welcome.
5. Plate material: TBD. Feedback/suggestions welcome.
6. Price: TBD.
7. GB Format and Qty Limit: TBD.  Feedback/suggestions welcome.
8. Timeframe: prototyping is in progress.

4. Polycarbonate
5. Polycarbonate
6. Poly..... ;D

Thanks you for putting up with and entertaining all my inquiries. I will be keeping track of this IC as this board is something I really want to get.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Frankie_wan_Kenobi on Sat, 25 April 2020, 18:27:13
I really like the OG badge placement, i like the spacing, how it exposes some of the case, will def be jumping in on this GB!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 25 April 2020, 19:12:57
The story behind the design choices: Why do I choose anchor, sailboat, and compass to replace the gear and lightbulb?


There is always some sort of story behind a purposeful design, I like reading those stories with I join a Group Buy, but this time I was a bit hesitant in sharing the story as it can sound a bit corny. Now I feel it is important that I share why I made the choices, given the divergent opinions on the 'drastically different looking board' here being discussed. I do believe everyone has provided a lot of value in their feedback, and I am sure some will be taken into account as I keep finetuning things. Some of the comments are confirming my prior beliefs about some additional changes. As I am not in a hurry to run a Group Buy given CyberVoyager production is in progress,  more feedback sparks more thinking, and is always beneficial to the board design as well as future owners of the board.

With the preamble out of the way, here are mainly two rationales behind this design choice.

First, I have no intention of replicating Think6.5 R1 because it is not fun and not challenging as an enthusiast. Further, I do not participate in the group buy profit sharing and replication of Think6.5 R1 will not make sense for me. Therefore, the question is, do I change the design elements for R2, or keep the design elements and just modify the structure (to gasket)? I opt for a refreshing design that has the potential to be aesthetically more pleasing than the R1 design.

Second, back to the meaning of the design. It was not meant to be a "nautical" theme. In a literal sense, it is nautical; yet at a higher level, the thinking process has little to do with nautical. To start off, I already had a replicated design last year for R2 based on the R1 design with a new gasket structure added. But as I pick up the project now, I want to divert from the original design to add elements that are more meaningful for 2020. The anchor came from my wife's idea of "refuse to sink," as the world is sinking to some extent; and then the sailboat and compass are lucky icons in many cultures that symbolize peace and success in life, be it the status quo or your new adventures. And the symbolic value is that I hope everyone's life will anchor in a safe haven. In terms of the design, the anchor is made to shape like a "T" in Think, and I have designed other original Think elements (e.g., lightbulb badge) that are not yet shown here. To be honest, I feel 2020 is a special year and it may never get old. But I do consider removing 2020 from the 2U badge. With all the above said, the overall design flavor is actually very close to Think6.5 (same angle, similar chamfers, and trying to be a good looking minimalist design).

In anyway, this design story is not intended to change your opinion of the design. Aesthetics can be a tricky thing, particularly design elements that pop out visually. So apparently this sequel to Think6.5 will not be in everyone's taste. But with me sharing the context and design thinking process, at least you are aware that these are not random elements placed together. And as more badges are released and some are perhaps modified, I hope they will at least salvage some friends' love for the original Think6.5.

Lastly, quite a few people DM'd to ask me about whether I have any plan to do a replication of Think6.5 R1 version as a group buy. Regretfully, I will not. As I mentioned above, I am not interested in running the same GB twice, particularly as I am not participating on the financial side (e.g., profit-sharing) of the Group Buys. I am happy enough and grateful that AirPotter and Gray Studio help me materialize my design visions into actual products. I have released all my parts of the copyright of Original Think6.5 to AirPotter so it is up to him if he chooses to run in the future.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Zeelobby on Sat, 25 April 2020, 19:17:11
I guess my question to 1, and a solution for the confusion of 2, would be, why not just change the name. New design. New story. New badge. New symbols. Etc. New name and you could have explored all this without getting requests to change things back to Think6.5.

Don't get me wrong. I love the elements, and the thought process. I even like the nautical theme, and accents. I just think new name and new board could have freed up your design chops. Now your constantly going to have to justify why everything changed in R2. Shoot. I'd still change the name now if I were you. Lol. Would avoid so much confusion and requests to recreate a board you set out not to recreate.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Vyndem on Sat, 25 April 2020, 19:22:30
Updating more details:

1. Mounting: Gasket-mount. Designed a new type of gasket design that I am personally very excited about (more details to come)
2. Badge position: Designed two versions with different badge positions. Top right and OG position. More details on the locking systems to come. For now please let me know which position you want to be in production. Feedback/suggestions welcome.
3. Badge designs: Designed and will make prototypes for 5-6 badges, will choose 1 or 2 to be used in the production version. Feedback/suggestions welcome.
4. Case material: TBD. Feedback/suggestions welcome.
5. Plate material: TBD. Feedback/suggestions welcome.
6. Price: TBD.
7. GB Format and Qty Limit: TBD.  Feedback/suggestions welcome.
8. Timeframe: prototyping is in progress.

2. OG Position
4. Polycarbonate
5. Polycarbonate
7. Would love a GB with enough quantity so I can def get in on this ;P
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 25 April 2020, 19:24:19
I guess my question to 1, and a solution for the confusion of 2, would be, why not just change the name. New design. New story. New badge. New symbols. Etc. New name and you could have explored all this without getting requests to change things back to Think6.5.

Don't get me wrong. I love the elements, and the thought process. I even like the nautical theme, and accents. I just think new name and new board could have freed up your design chops. Now your constantly going to have to justify why everything changed in R2. Shoot. I'd still change the name now if I were you. Lol.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it very much. Mostly because I do not have plans to design any new boards as I get increasingly busy. Given the similarity, it will just be easier to call it Think6.5 sequel. When you see the other badge you will probably agree it is still a Think.

Of course, designing aside, I will still be an enthusiastic buyer of 65% boards :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Zeelobby on Sat, 25 April 2020, 19:29:23
I guess my question to 1, and a solution for the confusion of 2, would be, why not just change the name. New design. New story. New badge. New symbols. Etc. New name and you could have explored all this without getting requests to change things back to Think6.5.

Don't get me wrong. I love the elements, and the thought process. I even like the nautical theme, and accents. I just think new name and new board could have freed up your design chops. Now your constantly going to have to justify why everything changed in R2. Shoot. I'd still change the name now if I were you. Lol.

Mostly because I do not have plans to design any new boards as I get increasingly busy. Given the similarity, it will just be easier to call it Think6.5 sequel. When you see the other badge you will probably agree it is still a Think.

Of course, designing aside, I will still be an enthusiastic buyer of 65% boards if anyone presents compelling designs :)
Haha. Understood. Designers choice. If it's your last design for a while I would have went with OutToSea6.5 or BonVoyage6.5 or FairWeather6.5. I mean I know the new icons will tie it back to think. Just wondering why you'd want to. The main similarity appears to be that it's just a 65 board at this point. Haha.

But I wish you luck in the GB and the endeavor. Depending how things shake out I still might be on board for this ride. Haha
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Sat, 25 April 2020, 19:49:30
The story behind the design choices: Why do I choose anchor, sailboat, and compass to replace the gear and lightbulb?


There is always some sort of story behind a purposeful design, I like reading those stories with I join a Group Buy, but this time I was a bit hesitant in sharing the story as it can sound a bit corny. Now I feel it is important that I share why I made the choices, given the divergent opinions on the 'drastically different looking board' here being discussed. I do believe everyone has provided a lot of value in their feedback, and I am sure some will be taken into account as I keep finetuning things. Some of the comments are confirming my prior beliefs about some additional changes. As I am not in a hurry to run a Group Buy given CyberVoyager production is in progress,  more feedback sparks more thinking, and is always beneficial to the board design as well as future owners of the board.

With the preamble out of the way, here are mainly two rationales behind this design choice.

First, I have no intention of replicating Think6.5 R1 because it is not fun and not challenging as an enthusiast. Further, I do not participate in the group buy profit sharing and replication of Think6.5 R1 will not make sense for me. Therefore, the question is, do I change the design elements for R2, or keep the design elements and just modify the structure (to gasket)? I opt for a refreshing design that has the potential to be aesthetically more pleasing than the R1 design.

Second, back to the meaning of the design. It was not meant to be a "nautical" theme. In a literal sense, it is nautical; yet at a higher level, the thinking process has little to do with nautical. To start off, I already had a replicated design last year for R2 based on the R1 design with a new gasket structure added. But as I pick up the project now, I want to divert from the original design to add elements that are more meaningful for 2020. The anchor came from my wife's idea of "refuse to sink," as the world is sinking to some extent; and then the sailboat and compass are lucky icons in many cultures that symbolize peace and success in life, be it the status quo or your new adventures. And the symbolic value is that I hope everyone's life will anchor in a safe haven. In terms of the design, the anchor is made to shape like a "T" in Think, and I have designed other original Think elements (e.g., lightbulb badge) that are not yet shown here. To be honest, I feel 2020 is a special year and it may never get old. But I do consider removing 2020 from the 2U badge. With all the above said, the overall design flavor is actually very close to Think6.5 (same angle, similar chamfers, and trying to be a good looking minimalist design).

In anyway, this design story is not intended to change your opinion of the design. Aesthetics can be a tricky thing, particularly design elements that pop out visually. So apparently this sequel to Think6.5 will not be in everyone's taste. But with me sharing the context and design thinking process, at least you are aware that these are not random elements placed together. And as more badges are released and some are perhaps modified, I hope they will at least salvage some friends' love for the original Think6.5.

Lastly, quite a few people DM'd to ask me about whether I have any plan to do a replication of Think6.5 R1 version as a group buy. Regretfully, I will not. As I mentioned above, I am not interested in running the same GB twice, particularly as I am not participating on the financial side (e.g., profit-sharing) of the Group Buys. I am happy enough and grateful that AirPotter and Gray Studio help me materialize my design visions into actual products. I have released all my parts of the copyright of Original Think6.5 to AirPotter so it is up to him if he chooses to run in the future.

I already liked the theme but now I am definitely behind it. Like mentioned previously I am here for the ride the new mounting system looks cool.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 25 April 2020, 19:56:32
I guess my question to 1, and a solution for the confusion of 2, would be, why not just change the name. New design. New story. New badge. New symbols. Etc. New name and you could have explored all this without getting requests to change things back to Think6.5.

Don't get me wrong. I love the elements, and the thought process. I even like the nautical theme, and accents. I just think new name and new board could have freed up your design chops. Now your constantly going to have to justify why everything changed in R2. Shoot. I'd still change the name now if I were you. Lol.

Mostly because I do not have plans to design any new boards as I get increasingly busy. Given the similarity, it will just be easier to call it Think6.5 sequel. When you see the other badge you will probably agree it is still a Think.

Of course, designing aside, I will still be an enthusiastic buyer of 65% boards if anyone presents compelling designs :)
Haha. Understood. Designers choice. If it's your last design for a while I would have went with OutToSea6.5 or BonVoyage6.5 or FairWeather6.5. I mean I know the new icons will tie it back to think. Just wondering why you'd want to. The main similarity appears to be that it's just a 65 board at this point. Haha.

But I wish you luck in the GB and the endeavor. Depending how things shake out I still might be on board for this ride. Haha

I did think about BonVoyage. Potter said itís too close to CyberVoyager :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Zeelobby on Sat, 25 April 2020, 20:02:12
I guess my question to 1, and a solution for the confusion of 2, would be, why not just change the name. New design. New story. New badge. New symbols. Etc. New name and you could have explored all this without getting requests to change things back to Think6.5.

Don't get me wrong. I love the elements, and the thought process. I even like the nautical theme, and accents. I just think new name and new board could have freed up your design chops. Now your constantly going to have to justify why everything changed in R2. Shoot. I'd still change the name now if I were you. Lol.

Mostly because I do not have plans to design any new boards as I get increasingly busy. Given the similarity, it will just be easier to call it Think6.5 sequel. When you see the other badge you will probably agree it is still a Think.

Of course, designing aside, I will still be an enthusiastic buyer of 65% boards if anyone presents compelling designs :)
Haha. Understood. Designers choice. If it's your last design for a while I would have went with OutToSea6.5 or BonVoyage6.5 or FairWeather6.5. I mean I know the new icons will tie it back to think. Just wondering why you'd want to. The main similarity appears to be that it's just a 65 board at this point. Haha.

But I wish you luck in the GB and the endeavor. Depending how things shake out I still might be on board for this ride. Haha

I did think about BonVoyage. Potter said itís too close to CyberVoyager :)
Haha. That's too funny. Too bad. Would have been a tight name.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Sat, 25 April 2020, 20:02:39
I'm definitely positing a whole lot but I did remember seeing on your Instagram what looked like an anchor mock-up with the quote "Refuse to Sink"  would that weight be a possibility? After reading what you wrote about the thought process I thought that would be a cool addition to the board since a little bit of the story and inspiration would be in it.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: StanleyLelnats on Sat, 25 April 2020, 20:45:51
Not trying to be pedantic or anything but isn't having an anchor representing "Refusing to sink" a bit of a contradiction?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Zeelobby on Sat, 25 April 2020, 20:47:01
Not trying to be pedantic or anything but isn't having an anchor representing "Refusing to sink" a bit of a contradiction?

Stopping to sink? I think maybe the idea is that the keyboard is a boat?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Tree_ on Sat, 25 April 2020, 20:49:15
The story behind the design choices: Why do I choose anchor, sailboat, and compass to replace the gear and lightbulb?


There is always some sort of story behind a purposeful design, I like reading those stories with I join a Group Buy, but this time I was a bit hesitant in sharing the story as it can sound a bit corny. Now I feel it is important that I share why I made the choices, given the divergent opinions on the 'drastically different looking board' here being discussed. I do believe everyone has provided a lot of value in their feedback, and I am sure some will be taken into account as I keep finetuning things. Some of the comments are confirming my prior beliefs about some additional changes. As I am not in a hurry to run a Group Buy given CyberVoyager production is in progress,  more feedback sparks more thinking, and is always beneficial to the board design as well as future owners of the board.

With the preamble out of the way, here are mainly two rationales behind this design choice.

First, I have no intention of replicating Think6.5 R1 because it is not fun and not challenging as an enthusiast. Further, I do not participate in the group buy profit sharing and replication of Think6.5 R1 will not make sense for me. Therefore, the question is, do I change the design elements for R2, or keep the design elements and just modify the structure (to gasket)? I opt for a refreshing design that has the potential to be aesthetically more pleasing than the R1 design.

Second, back to the meaning of the design. It was not meant to be a "nautical" theme. In a literal sense, it is nautical; yet at a higher level, the thinking process has little to do with nautical. To start off, I already had a replicated design last year for R2 based on the R1 design with a new gasket structure added. But as I pick up the project now, I want to divert from the original design to add elements that are more meaningful for 2020. The anchor came from my wife's idea of "refuse to sink," as the world is sinking to some extent; and then the sailboat and compass are lucky icons in many cultures that symbolize peace and success in life, be it the status quo or your new adventures. And the symbolic value is that I hope everyone's life will anchor in a safe haven. In terms of the design, the anchor is made to shape like a "T" in Think, and I have designed other original Think elements (e.g., lightbulb badge) that are not yet shown here. To be honest, I feel 2020 is a special year and it may never get old. But I do consider removing 2020 from the 2U badge. With all the above said, the overall design flavor is actually very close to Think6.5 (same angle, similar chamfers, and trying to be a good looking minimalist design).

In anyway, this design story is not intended to change your opinion of the design. Aesthetics can be a tricky thing, particularly design elements that pop out visually. So apparently this sequel to Think6.5 will not be in everyone's taste. But with me sharing the context and design thinking process, at least you are aware that these are not random elements placed together. And as more badges are released and some are perhaps modified, I hope they will at least salvage some friends' love for the original Think6.5.

Lastly, quite a few people DM'd to ask me about whether I have any plan to do a replication of Think6.5 R1 version as a group buy. Regretfully, I will not. As I mentioned above, I am not interested in running the same GB twice, particularly as I am not participating on the financial side (e.g., profit-sharing) of the Group Buys. I am happy enough and grateful that AirPotter and Gray Studio help me materialize my design visions into actual products. I have released all my parts of the copyright of Original Think6.5 to AirPotter so it is up to him if he chooses to run in the future.

In that case following the train of thought from other makers releases, shouldn't this be V2 instead of R2 given that this is a completely different board?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Sat, 25 April 2020, 20:57:10
Not trying to be pedantic or anything but isn't having an anchor representing "Refusing to sink" a bit of a contradiction?

Stopping to sink? I think maybe the idea is that the keyboard is a boat?

Yeah that was the train of thought I was following. Yeah of course an anchor sinks  :p  but I was looking at it from the perspective of riding out a storm and refusing to sink which is what I believe the intention of that quote was.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 25 April 2020, 21:59:08
Been waiting for this. That new badge placement looks gorgeous.

I think you should get crazy and do a beige version..

Potter is working on it actually, if it works out well it will be added to the Space65 Schrondinger pool and definitely we can consider the color for R2 Think
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 25 April 2020, 22:43:34
Considering removing 2020 from both the bottom and the 2U badges, any thoughts?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: KingsofLeon on Sat, 25 April 2020, 22:45:43
+1 on zero 2020s anywhere
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: woyaodapian on Sat, 25 April 2020, 22:52:07
Same here. prefer without 2020.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Vadurr on Sat, 25 April 2020, 23:42:10
no 2020 pls
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: enjoidis on Sun, 26 April 2020, 00:08:20
I really like both badge layouts. I feel like the mid-right badge both looks great and is more functional than the top right one. So if given the choice, I'd without a doubt go with the mid-right badge layout. The whole case looks amazing though!

Also, think the 2020 isn't needed
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 26 April 2020, 01:19:50
New badge position is definitely better! Will there be a gasket mount option?

It will be a gasket-mount design yes. More details on the specific gasket design later.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 26 April 2020, 03:19:19
For the Think6.5 R2ís 2U badge size and position, which one do you like better? Top one or bottom one? Let us know!

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: beekey on Sun, 26 April 2020, 03:29:53
Considering removing 2020 from both the bottom and the 2U badges, any thoughts?
R.I.P. 2020, you will not be missed. ;)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: beekey on Sun, 26 April 2020, 03:31:00
For the Think6.5 R2ís 2U badge size and position, which one do you like better? Top one or bottom one? Let us know!

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Bottom
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: woyaodapian on Sun, 26 April 2020, 03:32:48
Bottom seems more natural.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Vyndem on Sun, 26 April 2020, 03:41:38
For the Think6.5 R2ís 2U badge size and position, which one do you like better? Top one or bottom one? Let us know!

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I personally like the bottom one more. Although the top one gives you more room with design since itís a little bigger, so this wouldnít be a huge deal to me, both will work and look great in the end Iím sure.

Edit: The more I look at the top one the more Iím starting to like it.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Ultimatum on Sun, 26 April 2020, 04:18:33
For the Think6.5 R2ís 2U badge size and position, which one do you like better? Top one or bottom one? Let us know!

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Top!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: TheMegaSean on Sun, 26 April 2020, 04:23:12
For the Think6.5 R2ís 2U badge size and position, which one do you like better? Top one or bottom one? Let us know!

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Both are nice. I prefer the bottom one.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: vaf1en on Sun, 26 April 2020, 04:29:15
I would say 70/30 in favour of the top one.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Evo_Spec on Sun, 26 April 2020, 04:31:44
I prefer side placement because it avoids mispresses for me since I tend to hit the key above the right arrow a lot so actually owning a 65% made me realize how good of a design the side badge placement is for a 65%
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: hottrout on Sun, 26 April 2020, 06:48:49
I prefer the top badge as it more in proportion to the board.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: 50ATE on Sun, 26 April 2020, 07:22:11
The bottom one looks better imo. I think it's because it makes the seperation about the same size as the blocker.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: cadrev on Sun, 26 April 2020, 09:10:31
For the Think6.5 R2ís 2U badge size and position, which one do you like better? Top one or bottom one? Let us know!

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I like the top more, simply because I find the bottom one to have lots of negative space. Also is it possible to align the badges to the keys? It's kinda protruding a little bit outside the "imaginary" column between the arrow keys and the page up buttons. Not sure If I make sense hahaha 
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Vyndem on Sun, 26 April 2020, 09:59:43
For the Think6.5 R2ís 2U badge size and position, which one do you like better? Top one or bottom one? Let us know!

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I like the top more, simply because I find the bottom one to have lots of negative space. Also is it possible to align the badges to the keys? It's kinda protruding a little bit outside the "imaginary" column between the arrow keys and the page up buttons. Not sure If I make sense hahaha

Hmmm I think he did that on purpose so the badge would be in the center of that space, which I like. Also if heíd make the badge parallel with the arrows and page keys it would be pretty small in widht imo and it not being center might trigger my OCD haha :P
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 26 April 2020, 11:09:39
For the Think6.5 R2ís 2U badge size and position, which one do you like better? Top one or bottom one? Let us know!

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I like the top more, simply because I find the bottom one to have lots of negative space. Also is it possible to align the badges to the keys? It's kinda protruding a little bit outside the "imaginary" column between the arrow keys and the page up buttons. Not sure If I make sense hahaha 

For the Think6.5 R2ís 2U badge size and position, which one do you like better? Top one or bottom one? Let us know!

(Attachment Link)

I like the top more, simply because I find the bottom one to have lots of negative space. Also is it possible to align the badges to the keys? It's kinda protruding a little bit outside the "imaginary" column between the arrow keys and the page up buttons. Not sure If I make sense hahaha

Hmmm I think he did that on purpose so the badge would be in the center of that space, which I like. Also if heíd make the badge parallel with the arrows and page keys it would be pretty small in widht imo and it not being center might trigger my OCD haha :P

Indeed with the specs of the board aligning the right edge of the badge to the keys will make the badge very small.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 26 April 2020, 11:54:18
The story behind the design choices: Why do I choose anchor, sailboat, and compass to replace the gear and lightbulb?


There is always some sort of story behind a purposeful design, I like reading those stories with I join a Group Buy, but this time I was a bit hesitant in sharing the story as it can sound a bit corny. Now I feel it is important that I share why I made the choices, given the divergent opinions on the 'drastically different looking board' here being discussed. I do believe everyone has provided a lot of value in their feedback, and I am sure some will be taken into account as I keep finetuning things. Some of the comments are confirming my prior beliefs about some additional changes. As I am not in a hurry to run a Group Buy given CyberVoyager production is in progress,  more feedback sparks more thinking, and is always beneficial to the board design as well as future owners of the board.

With the preamble out of the way, here are mainly two rationales behind this design choice.

First, I have no intention of replicating Think6.5 R1 because it is not fun and not challenging as an enthusiast. Further, I do not participate in the group buy profit sharing and replication of Think6.5 R1 will not make sense for me. Therefore, the question is, do I change the design elements for R2, or keep the design elements and just modify the structure (to gasket)? I opt for a refreshing design that has the potential to be aesthetically more pleasing than the R1 design.

Second, back to the meaning of the design. It was not meant to be a "nautical" theme. In a literal sense, it is nautical; yet at a higher level, the thinking process has little to do with nautical. To start off, I already had a replicated design last year for R2 based on the R1 design with a new gasket structure added. But as I pick up the project now, I want to divert from the original design to add elements that are more meaningful for 2020. The anchor came from my wife's idea of "refuse to sink," as the world is sinking to some extent; and then the sailboat and compass are lucky icons in many cultures that symbolize peace and success in life, be it the status quo or your new adventures. And the symbolic value is that I hope everyone's life will anchor in a safe haven. In terms of the design, the anchor is made to shape like a "T" in Think, and I have designed other original Think elements (e.g., lightbulb badge) that are not yet shown here. To be honest, I feel 2020 is a special year and it may never get old. But I do consider removing 2020 from the 2U badge. With all the above said, the overall design flavor is actually very close to Think6.5 (same angle, similar chamfers, and trying to be a good looking minimalist design).

In anyway, this design story is not intended to change your opinion of the design. Aesthetics can be a tricky thing, particularly design elements that pop out visually. So apparently this sequel to Think6.5 will not be in everyone's taste. But with me sharing the context and design thinking process, at least you are aware that these are not random elements placed together. And as more badges are released and some are perhaps modified, I hope they will at least salvage some friends' love for the original Think6.5.

Lastly, quite a few people DM'd to ask me about whether I have any plan to do a replication of Think6.5 R1 version as a group buy. Regretfully, I will not. As I mentioned above, I am not interested in running the same GB twice, particularly as I am not participating on the financial side (e.g., profit-sharing) of the Group Buys. I am happy enough and grateful that AirPotter and Gray Studio help me materialize my design visions into actual products. I have released all my parts of the copyright of Original Think6.5 to AirPotter so it is up to him if he chooses to run in the future.

In that case following the train of thought from other makers releases, shouldn't this be V2 instead of R2 given that this is a completely different board?

For sure, V2 should be more accurate!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0
Post by: aclassynerd on Sun, 26 April 2020, 12:29:40
bottom for me
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0
Post by: asianfork on Sun, 26 April 2020, 12:36:33
Very excited! Missed the first version and regretted it, will definitely go for this one. I did like the design of the older badge a bit more, but this change is a refreshing one.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0
Post by: nettoxx7 on Sun, 26 April 2020, 12:38:14
Design is slowly coming to shape, cannot wait to see the final think 6.5 R2 !!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0
Post by: of_sam on Sun, 26 April 2020, 12:40:01
Just throwing my two cents in here. It seems there are a lot of new ideas with the think 2020. I think by naming this the "think 2020" people are hoping for a think 6.5 round 2. That's what I was hoping for when I saw it.

Personally, I don't like the new weight/badge placement. So I would only be in if the badge placement is the same as the OG 6.5. I'd like to see the badges backwards compatible with the original think 6.5 badge as well. New weights and badges with different themes (not anchors) + gasket mount are all things I would love to see on the new board. :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0
Post by: Uncle Drew on Sun, 26 April 2020, 14:03:04
I have a basic question: what colors of case do you expect? Just these two i mean white and grey i quess?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Vaudevi77ain on Sun, 26 April 2020, 14:06:03
For the Think6.5 R2ís 2U badge size and position, which one do you like better? Top one or bottom one? Let us know!

(Attachment Link)

Top. The bottom one feels like it has wasted space, whereas the original top badge proportion feels like a more intentional design decision that fills out the area.

Looking forward to this release. My only feedback is that I'm not too wild about the nautical theme - I appreciate the story, but it seems a bit contradictory. It's a bit ironic to choose an anchor, whose purpose itself is to sink, for a message about "refusing to sink".  :D

I'd personally prefer the original Think theme (with upgraded hardware design) if it were an option.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 26 April 2020, 14:18:43
I have a basic question: what colors of case do you expect? Just these two i mean white and grey i quess?

Thanks! Will have more color options, and possibly polycarbonate

Will Try to put together a poll for colors and material.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0
Post by: sdotlee on Sun, 26 April 2020, 14:36:40
Please please pleaseeeeeee offer PC as an option. I been dreaming about this board in PC  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0
Post by: Uncle Drew on Sun, 26 April 2020, 15:10:50
Thank you very much, if it's yellow and red, maybe I'll buy two :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0
Post by: Vyndem on Sun, 26 April 2020, 15:26:47
Please please pleaseeeeeee offer PC as an option. I been dreaming about this board in PC  :D

Yes, I need a polycarbonate version of this aswell.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0
Post by: jayiskuhl on Sun, 26 April 2020, 15:54:34
I vote for no 2020, the top for badge and yes for PC!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 26 April 2020, 17:00:45
I prefer old badge location. Every other board out there is doing top-right. Old location was a great way to stand out from the crowd.

Sent from my GM1917 using Tapatalk

A new render will be updated for the old badge location to remove the '2020' word and make it more similar to the OG badge size, given the voting results on Instagram and china group.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 26 April 2020, 18:16:27
I have been reading through the comments and making what I feel to be aesthetically enhancing improvements.

There is a new section to track those changes. I will try to reflect on more feedback as I work through the changes. Note that I am not making random changes, I put up polls and quick feedback posts on Instagram to gather quantitative data. Your vote can make an impact on the fine-tuning of the design and how the GB will be run.

Geekhack IC Feedback Items to Incorporate:

1. Remove '2020' from the 2U Badge: working on
2. Remove '2020' engraving from the bottom: working on
3. Rename the sequel to "Think6.5 v2.0": adopted
4. Bring back the lightbulb to the badge design: working on
5. Reduce the size of the 2U badge: working on
6. Polycarbonate option: considering
7. Make an anchor badge: working on
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0
Post by: Slayer77 on Sun, 26 April 2020, 18:24:21
I have a basic question: what colors of case do you expect? Just these two i mean white and grey i quess?

Thanks! Will have more color options, and possibly polycarbonate

Will Try to put together a poll for colors and material.
Would love to see Neon green. If not possible at least badge and weight as shown in toxic render. And thanks for doing render on my request :)

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0
Post by: max_33 on Sun, 26 April 2020, 18:41:40
Man I am so excited for this!

I do like the anchor more than the lightbulb, hopefully both options will be present.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0
Post by: AIRPOTTER on Sun, 26 April 2020, 19:24:40
Man I am so excited for this!

I do like the anchor more than the lightbulb, hopefully both options will be present.

Thanks for your support and interest!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Sun, 26 April 2020, 19:39:11
If polycarbonate is on the table as a material, Iíd be very interested. I was just thinking about making a PC 65% board to carry in my backpack.

In terms of the badge, I am personally in the Ďprefers no badgeí camp, but between the old side location and the new corner, Iíd have to go with the side.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0
Post by: LVNDSCAPE on Sun, 26 April 2020, 20:35:34
really gonna jump in if there is gonna be a polycarbonate option!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0
Post by: Hanabi on Sun, 26 April 2020, 21:49:15
+1 for Bottom badge and PC version too!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0
Post by: spinozsa on Sun, 26 April 2020, 21:52:36
Can the theme be actually something related to thinking? I don't see how an anchor or anything naval is related to deeper thought. It would be nice to have something more brain/philosophy-like out of this next round, not some lame anchor which makes me think of fish.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 26 April 2020, 23:33:36
Here is an important poll for Think6.5 V2.0 options, please kindly participate and let me know your thoughts: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13oKtTME2ZrKdjisX2SvZgJdsGjNgS801-dUQcqA1Nzk/
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: Moridin on Mon, 27 April 2020, 00:59:45
Oldcat, I absolutely love my Thinks. The e-yellow is my daily driver. It has two problems. One of the keys in the rightmost column and the Caps Lock key are oriented the other way, south instead of north-facing, which makes Cherry profile keys hit the switches on press.

Please consider this in the PCB design and make them all north-facing.

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Mon, 27 April 2020, 01:12:56
Oldcat, I absolutely love my Thinks. The e-yellow is my daily driver. It has two problems. One of the keys in the rightmost column and the Caps Lock key are oriented the other way, south instead of north-facing, which makes Cherry profile keys hit the switches on press.

Please consider this in the PCB design and make them all north-facing.

(Attachment Link)

Quoting because this seems extremely important.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Mon, 27 April 2020, 01:30:00
My more well-composed thoughts after reading through all the other feedback:

0.) USB-C. Idk if that was mentioned, but I feel like that is a must in 2020. For me at least.
1.) Prefer badge-less, particularly if it means more keys. If there is a badge, prefer OG position

1.) *EDIT* After looking through pics of Think v1, OG badge is growing on me, especially if multiple colors and buying multiple is an option. Swapping out badges for fun/to match keycap sets seems fun.

2.) Absolutely agree with removing '2020.' This is not shaping up to be a year anyone will want to remember / have their board associated with
3.) Polycarbonate (frosted) is my preference by an enormous margin; there are lots of aluminum options but far fewer PC options
4.) I've seen boards with brass plates under frosted polycarbonate, and I love that look. I don't have a huge preference for plate material, but I would very likely go with brass if offered (brass should be sealed or otherwise coated though)
5.) Please don't do split backspace unless it is in addition to normal backspace
6.) VIA compatibility would be an awesome PCB feature. It makes getting started with the hobby much easier (especially when combined with hotswap) and makes it easier to help people get started with the hobby (makes for an easier 'gateway' keyboard if you will)
7.) Hotswap is great, but a previous comment mentioned GMK keycaps were hitting the switch housing on some southfacing switches. That seems bad. I'd definitely rather solder than deal with keycaps striking the switch housing.
8.) If hotswap is done, I would personally suggest something like an ANSI(-ish) layout for the hotswap and then a secondary standard PCB if demand for other layouts is high.


Thanks so much for bringing this back! I'm super excited for it, and am 100% in if frosted polycarbonate is an option! Hope you're healthy and safe, and thank you so much for the engagement with feedback!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: woyaodapian on Mon, 27 April 2020, 01:57:50
My more well-composed thoughts after reading through all the other feedback:

0.) USB-C. Idk if that was mentioned, but I feel like that is a must in 2020. For me at least.
1.) Prefer badge-less, particularly if it means more keys. If there is a badge, prefer OG position

1.) *EDIT* After looking through pics of Think v1, OG badge is growing on me, especially if multiple colors and buying multiple is an option. Swapping out badges for fun/to match keycap sets seems fun.

2.) Absolutely agree with removing '2020.' This is not shaping up to be a year anyone will want to remember / have their board associated with
3.) Polycarbonate (frosted) is my preference by an enormous margin; there are lots of aluminum options but far fewer PC options
4.) I've seen boards with brass plates under frosted polycarbonate, and I love that look. I don't have a huge preference for plate material, but I would very likely go with brass if offered (brass should be sealed or otherwise coated though)
5.) Please don't do split backspace unless it is in addition to normal backspace
6.) VIA compatibility would be an awesome PCB feature. It makes getting started with the hobby much easier (especially when combined with hotswap) and makes it easier to help people get started with the hobby (makes for an easier 'gateway' keyboard if you will)
7.) Hotswap is great, but a previous comment mentioned GMK keycaps were hitting the switch housing on some southfacing switches. That seems bad. I'd definitely rather solder than deal with keycaps striking the switch housing.
8.) If hotswap is done, I would personally suggest something like an ANSI(-ish) layout for the hotswap and then a secondary standard PCB if demand for other layouts is high.


Thanks so much for bringing this back! I'm super excited for it, and am 100% in if frosted polycarbonate is an option! Hope you're healthy and safe, and thank you so much for the engagement with feedback!

+1!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Mon, 27 April 2020, 02:22:50
Also +1 for the new rubber foot design. The four diagonal strips look cool. I missed round one, but my understanding is it used four dots in the corners. Is that right? If so, the new strip idea seems like it will provide better traction.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: MadsMe on Mon, 27 April 2020, 03:04:44
I just thought about having the highest voted bagde option for u1 be the bagde on the 2u also, seeing as it seems to fit sizewise?
Personally I think the boat would go very well with the anchor!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: owltro on Mon, 27 April 2020, 03:08:39
Hey oldcat, just wanted to say that in the poll you just added, I personally could not tell which badge was "marine compass" and which was "regular compass." For the record, I like the lower left badge! (I think it's regular compass...?) Love the board btw, hope polycarbonate makes it to production!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: Pynt on Mon, 27 April 2020, 04:03:43
Hey, Will be very interested if there is gonna be ISO support
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: dibkib on Mon, 27 April 2020, 07:44:58
Definitely interested in this.

I'm not particularly interested in a maritime theme, however, and I'd prefer the original badge (in its original place, not a fan of the top one) to any of the new ones offered. I also don't really like the anchor on the bottom of the board. I also really hope that rose gold is offered again, because it's so rare to find keyboards in the colourway. It also did not give me the option in the feedback form, but I'd be equally interested in grabbing a polycarb and aluminium boards.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: hottrout on Mon, 27 April 2020, 08:41:32
Hey, Will be very interested if there is gonna be ISO support

+1
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 27 April 2020, 09:58:41
My more well-composed thoughts after reading through all the other feedback:

0.) USB-C. Idk if that was mentioned, but I feel like that is a must in 2020. For me at least.
1.) Prefer badge-less, particularly if it means more keys. If there is a badge, prefer OG position

1.) *EDIT* After looking through pics of Think v1, OG badge is growing on me, especially if multiple colors and buying multiple is an option. Swapping out badges for fun/to match keycap sets seems fun.

2.) Absolutely agree with removing '2020.' This is not shaping up to be a year anyone will want to remember / have their board associated with
3.) Polycarbonate (frosted) is my preference by an enormous margin; there are lots of aluminum options but far fewer PC options
4.) I've seen boards with brass plates under frosted polycarbonate, and I love that look. I don't have a huge preference for plate material, but I would very likely go with brass if offered (brass should be sealed or otherwise coated though)
5.) Please don't do split backspace unless it is in addition to normal backspace
6.) VIA compatibility would be an awesome PCB feature. It makes getting started with the hobby much easier (especially when combined with hotswap) and makes it easier to help people get started with the hobby (makes for an easier 'gateway' keyboard if you will)
7.) Hotswap is great, but a previous comment mentioned GMK keycaps were hitting the switch housing on some southfacing switches. That seems bad. I'd definitely rather solder than deal with keycaps striking the switch housing.
8.) If hotswap is done, I would personally suggest something like an ANSI(-ish) layout for the hotswap and then a secondary standard PCB if demand for other layouts is high.


Thanks so much for bringing this back! I'm super excited for it, and am 100% in if frosted polycarbonate is an option! Hope you're healthy and safe, and thank you so much for the engagement with feedback!

Hey bro, thanks for the well thought out and well crafted feedback. Much appreciated. And here are some quick responses, certainly working on most of these:

0.) USB-C. Idk if that was mentioned, but I feel like that is a must in 2020. For me at least.

YES this is a must. USB-type C with C-A and C-C support, which has been done in the original Think6.5 already.

1.) Prefer badge-less, particularly if it means more keys. If there is a badge, prefer OG position

Unsure if I will do badgeless again, from the data perspective, there were not that many people choosing badgeless during the R1 Think6.5 GB, and adding a different top piece increases production costs significantly. If cost permits, I would like to offer 2 badge position options this time as opposed to having badgeless. Hope you understand.

1.) *EDIT* After looking through pics of Think v1, OG badge is growing on me, especially if multiple colors and buying multiple is an option. Swapping out badges for fun/to match keycap sets seems fun.

2.) Absolutely agree with removing '2020.' This is not shaping up to be a year anyone will want to remember / have their board associated with

This is being worked on. What is uncertain atm is if we add "Think" engraving to where 2020 is on the bottom, many friends seem to want Think engraving on the bottom.

3.) Polycarbonate (frosted) is my preference by an enormous margin; there are lots of aluminum options but far fewer PC options

Agreed, will certainly try to offer it. That being said, PC will be about 10% more costly to produce based on the R1 run.


4.) I've seen boards with brass plates under frosted polycarbonate, and I love that look. I don't have a huge preference for plate material, but I would very likely go with brass if offered (brass should be sealed or otherwise coated though)

I personally do not enjoy brass plate's feel or sound. We will find out about plate material as we move this project forward. I am thinking about PEEK, FR4 and some other softer but high quality plastic materials.

5.) Please don't do split backspace unless it is in addition to normal backspace

The plate will offer some conventional compatibility (ANSI, split BS, 7u space, ISO). So no worries there.


6.) VIA compatibility would be an awesome PCB feature. It makes getting started with the hobby much easier (especially when combined with hotswap) and makes it easier to help people get started with the hobby (makes for an easier 'gateway' keyboard if you will)

Thanks. I believe the community will probably work on VIA support, if not I will try to find a friend to help out with the programming. Unsure if I will consider this a "gateway" board. I plan to make it an endgame board actually. It is very unlikely we will see hotswap, mainly because hotswap doesn't work well with gasket mount design. And also production complexity and costs.


7.) Hotswap is great, but a previous comment mentioned GMK keycaps were hitting the switch housing on some southfacing switches. That seems bad. I'd definitely rather solder than deal with keycaps striking the switch housing.

At this time I am not planning to offer hotswap, for the reasons mentioned above.


8.) If hotswap is done, I would personally suggest something like an ANSI(-ish) layout for the hotswap and then a secondary standard PCB if demand for other layouts is high.

R1 was an ANSI hotswap. It worked well because we have a 4.5mm thick plate. But now we change to gasket, hotswap will not work that well

Again, thanks for your feedback. And hoping this reply helps address some of your questions!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: Slayer77 on Mon, 27 April 2020, 10:05:55
My more well-composed thoughts after reading through all the other feedback:

0.) USB-C. Idk if that was mentioned, but I feel like that is a must in 2020. For me at least.
1.) Prefer badge-less, particularly if it means more keys. If there is a badge, prefer OG position

1.) *EDIT* After looking through pics of Think v1, OG badge is growing on me, especially if multiple colors and buying multiple is an option. Swapping out badges for fun/to match keycap sets seems fun.

2.) Absolutely agree with removing '2020.' This is not shaping up to be a year anyone will want to remember / have their board associated with
3.) Polycarbonate (frosted) is my preference by an enormous margin; there are lots of aluminum options but far fewer PC options
4.) I've seen boards with brass plates under frosted polycarbonate, and I love that look. I don't have a huge preference for plate material, but I would very likely go with brass if offered (brass should be sealed or otherwise coated though)
5.) Please don't do split backspace unless it is in addition to normal backspace
6.) VIA compatibility would be an awesome PCB feature. It makes getting started with the hobby much easier (especially when combined with hotswap) and makes it easier to help people get started with the hobby (makes for an easier 'gateway' keyboard if you will)
7.) Hotswap is great, but a previous comment mentioned GMK keycaps were hitting the switch housing on some southfacing switches. That seems bad. I'd definitely rather solder than deal with keycaps striking the switch housing.
8.) If hotswap is done, I would personally suggest something like an ANSI(-ish) layout for the hotswap and then a secondary standard PCB if demand for other layouts is high.


Thanks so much for bringing this back! I'm super excited for it, and am 100% in if frosted polycarbonate is an option! Hope you're healthy and safe, and thank you so much for the engagement with feedback!

Hey bro, thanks for the well thought out and well crafted feedback. Much appreciated. And here are some quick responses, certainly working on most of these:

0.) USB-C. Idk if that was mentioned, but I feel like that is a must in 2020. For me at least.

YES this is a must. USB-type C with C-A and C-C support, which has been done in the original Think6.5 already.

1.) Prefer badge-less, particularly if it means more keys. If there is a badge, prefer OG position

Unsure if I will do badgeless again, from the data perspective, there were not that many people choosing badgeless during the R1 Think6.5 GB, and adding a different top piece increases production costs significantly. If cost permits, I would like to offer 2 badge position options this time as opposed to having badgeless. Hope you understand.

1.) *EDIT* After looking through pics of Think v1, OG badge is growing on me, especially if multiple colors and buying multiple is an option. Swapping out badges for fun/to match keycap sets seems fun.

2.) Absolutely agree with removing '2020.' This is not shaping up to be a year anyone will want to remember / have their board associated with

This is being worked on. What is uncertain atm is if we add "Think" engraving to where 2020 is on the bottom, many friends seem to want Think engraving on the bottom.

3.) Polycarbonate (frosted) is my preference by an enormous margin; there are lots of aluminum options but far fewer PC options

Agreed, will certainly try to offer it. That being said, PC will be about 10% more costly to produce based on the R1 run.


4.) I've seen boards with brass plates under frosted polycarbonate, and I love that look. I don't have a huge preference for plate material, but I would very likely go with brass if offered (brass should be sealed or otherwise coated though)

I personally do not enjoy brass plate's feel or sound. We will find out about plate material as we move this project forward. I am thinking about PEEK, FR4 and some other softer but high quality plastic materials.

5.) Please don't do split backspace unless it is in addition to normal backspace

The plate will offer some conventional compatibility (ANSI, split BS, 7u space, ISO). So no worries there.


6.) VIA compatibility would be an awesome PCB feature. It makes getting started with the hobby much easier (especially when combined with hotswap) and makes it easier to help people get started with the hobby (makes for an easier 'gateway' keyboard if you will)

Thanks. I believe the community will probably work on VIA support, if not I will try to find a friend to help out with the programming. Unsure if I will consider this a "gateway" board. I plan to make it an endgame board actually. It is very unlikely we will see hotswap, mainly because hotswap doesn't work well with gasket mount design. And also production complexity and costs.


7.) Hotswap is great, but a previous comment mentioned GMK keycaps were hitting the switch housing on some southfacing switches. That seems bad. I'd definitely rather solder than deal with keycaps striking the switch housing.

At this time I am not planning to offer hotswap, for the reasons mentioned above.


8.) If hotswap is done, I would personally suggest something like an ANSI(-ish) layout for the hotswap and then a secondary standard PCB if demand for other layouts is high.

R1 was an ANSI hotswap. It worked well because we have a 4.5mm thick plate. But now we change to gasket, hotswap will not work that well

Again, thanks for your feedback. And hoping this reply helps address some of your questions!
Would appreciate if hotswap is included, at least as an option at extra cost, I just can't decide on one switch.


 Also will the toxic colorway shown in render be available? I would love that.

Sent from my GM1911 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: konstantin on Mon, 27 April 2020, 10:32:41
Oldcat, I absolutely love my Thinks. The e-yellow is my daily driver. It has two problems. One of the keys in the rightmost column and the Caps Lock key are oriented the other way, south instead of north-facing, which makes Cherry profile keys hit the switches on press.

Please consider this in the PCB design and make them all north-facing.

(Attachment Link)

South-facing, not north-facing. North-facing cutout is the orientation that causes premature bottom-out issues with R3 Cherry profile caps.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 27 April 2020, 11:22:23
Oldcat, I absolutely love my Thinks. The e-yellow is my daily driver. It has two problems. One of the keys in the rightmost column and the Caps Lock key are oriented the other way, south instead of north-facing, which makes Cherry profile keys hit the switches on press.

Please consider this in the PCB design and make them all north-facing.

(Attachment Link)

Hey brother, thanks for the feedback. It was mainly due to we designed the capslock key to be compatible with stepped caps. That part may be tough to change unless we make 2 PCBs. For the rightmost one again it was due to the LEDs. Will keep this in mind as we design the PCBs with DemoStudio.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: Merked on Mon, 27 April 2020, 12:23:45
are you planning to keep the integrated plate design?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 27 April 2020, 13:19:28
are you planning to keep the integrated plate design?

Hey, this will be a gasket-mount design. Working on a new type of gasket locking system that I am very excited about.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: dietonto on Mon, 27 April 2020, 13:24:34
Gasket mount sounds GOOD  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: Vyndem on Mon, 27 April 2020, 13:48:43
7.) Hotswap is great, but a previous comment mentioned GMK keycaps were hitting the switch housing on some southfacing switches. That seems bad. I'd definitely rather solder than deal with keycaps striking the switch housing.

At this time I am not planning to offer hotswap, for the reasons mentioned above.

Damn I really wish there would be a hotswap PCB option, even if it would be an option at the extra costs that comes with it ofc. Definitely willing to pay for it.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: kolyz on Mon, 27 April 2020, 14:31:54
7.) Hotswap is great, but a previous comment mentioned GMK keycaps were hitting the switch housing on some southfacing switches. That seems bad. I'd definitely rather solder than deal with keycaps striking the switch housing.

At this time I am not planning to offer hotswap, for the reasons mentioned above.

Damn I really wish there would be a hotswap PCB option, even if it would be an option at the extra costs that comes with it ofc. Definitely willing to pay for it.

I second this, I would really like a hotswap PCB option as well and I am willing to pay extra for it. I already own a round 1 Think6.5 with hotswap PCB. I've used 4 different GMK keysets on it with tealios, zilents, and holy pandas with no issues.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 27 April 2020, 15:50:30
7.) Hotswap is great, but a previous comment mentioned GMK keycaps were hitting the switch housing on some southfacing switches. That seems bad. I'd definitely rather solder than deal with keycaps striking the switch housing.

At this time I am not planning to offer hotswap, for the reasons mentioned above.

Damn I really wish there would be a hotswap PCB option, even if it would be an option at the extra costs that comes with it ofc. Definitely willing to pay for it.


7.) Hotswap is great, but a previous comment mentioned GMK keycaps were hitting the switch housing on some southfacing switches. That seems bad. I'd definitely rather solder than deal with keycaps striking the switch housing.

At this time I am not planning to offer hotswap, for the reasons mentioned above.

Damn I really wish there would be a hotswap PCB option, even if it would be an option at the extra costs that comes with it ofc. Definitely willing to pay for it.

I second this, I would really like a hotswap PCB option as well and I am willing to pay extra for it. I already own a round 1 Think6.5 with hotswap PCB. I've used 4 different GMK keysets on it with tealios, zilents, and holy pandas with no issues.

Thanks for the feedback. Unlike the integrated plate design of the original think6.5, the gasket-mount design may not work well with hotswap. Further, adding hotswap further complicates a potential group buy. With that said, I will think about what I can do.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Mon, 27 April 2020, 16:34:51

Hey bro, thanks for the well thought out and well crafted feedback. Much appreciated. And here are some quick responses, certainly working on most of these:

1.) Prefer badge-less, particularly if it means more keys. If there is a badge, prefer OG position

Unsure if I will do badgeless again, from the data perspective, there were not that many people choosing badgeless during the R1 Think6.5 GB, and adding a different top piece increases production costs significantly. If cost permits, I would like to offer 2 badge position options this time as opposed to having badgeless. Hope you understand.

2.) Absolutely agree with removing '2020.' This is not shaping up to be a year anyone will want to remember / have their board associated with

This is being worked on. What is uncertain atm is if we add "Think" engraving to where 2020 is on the bottom, many friends seem to want Think engraving on the bottom.


3.) Polycarbonate (frosted) is my preference by an enormous margin; there are lots of aluminum options but far fewer PC options

Agreed, will certainly try to offer it. That being said, PC will be about 10% more costly to produce based on the R1 run.


4.) I've seen boards with brass plates under frosted polycarbonate, and I love that look. I don't have a huge preference for plate material, but I would very likely go with brass if offered (brass should be sealed or otherwise coated though)

I personally do not enjoy brass plate's feel or sound. We will find out about plate material as we move this project forward. I am thinking about PEEK, FR4 and some other softer but high quality plastic materials.

5.) Please don't do split backspace unless it is in addition to normal backspace

The plate will offer some conventional compatibility (ANSI, split BS, 7u space, ISO). So no worries there.


6.) VIA compatibility would be an awesome PCB feature. It makes getting started with the hobby much easier (especially when combined with hotswap) and makes it easier to help people get started with the hobby (makes for an easier 'gateway' keyboard if you will)

Thanks. I believe the community will probably work on VIA support, if not I will try to find a friend to help out with the programming. Unsure if I will consider this a "gateway" board. I plan to make it an endgame board actually. It is very unlikely we will see hotswap, mainly because hotswap doesn't work well with gasket mount design. And also production complexity and costs.


7.) Hotswap is great, but a previous comment mentioned GMK keycaps were hitting the switch housing on some southfacing switches. That seems bad. I'd definitely rather solder than deal with keycaps striking the switch housing.

At this time I am not planning to offer hotswap, for the reasons mentioned above.


Again, thanks for your feedback. And hoping this reply helps address some of your questions!

Thanks for the info and literally one of the most thorough response I've ever gotten on GH! Really looking forward to seeing this go to GB! Just hoping limits are high enough that I can get my hands on one!

1.) The OG badge position is really growing on me; badgeless is starting to seem a little too generic for a premium board. Now definitely agreeing that badgless should be dropped if demand is low and it would increase costs

2.) If it were me, I'd probably put "Think" on the bottom and have the top badge just be the glyph; it just seems like it would make the top a little more elegant to me. As for the bottom, I'm mostly indifferent to the controversy of the anchor (how often do you really look at the bottom of your board anyway?), but I don't mind it either since I like nautical stuff. I think you could definitely do "Think" plus the anchor or plus some other glyph or just "Think." It's your board after all.

3.) Speaking for myself, 10% more is definitely worth it for a good polycarbonate option; I'd still be in.

4.) That's fair. Honestly, I've not experimented much with plate material; I've only used aluminum and brass. I don't even know what PEEK and FR4 are, but I'm down to try new things.

5.) Bless. I have tried to get used to split backspace and literally cannot do it. (yes I know I am weak)

6.) Sorry I didn't mean to imply that this is an intro-level board. I just meant that VIA is super convenient. I also honestly know very little about how the process of developing VIA support works. I'm a nerd through and through, but I have no computer science background; I have a graduate degree in nutrition and a bachelor's in nutritional biochemistry.

7.) Sounds good. Do you anticipate buyers being able to get extra PCB's / plates? I'm not so indecisive that I change switches frequently, but I wouldn't mind putting linears on one pcb and maybe silent tactiles on another and swapping between the two occasionally.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Mon, 27 April 2020, 16:36:45

Hey bro, thanks for the well thought out and well crafted feedback. Much appreciated. And here are some quick responses, certainly working on most of these:

1.) Prefer badge-less, particularly if it means more keys. If there is a badge, prefer OG position

Unsure if I will do badgeless again, from the data perspective, there were not that many people choosing badgeless during the R1 Think6.5 GB, and adding a different top piece increases production costs significantly. If cost permits, I would like to offer 2 badge position options this time as opposed to having badgeless. Hope you understand.

2.) Absolutely agree with removing '2020.' This is not shaping up to be a year anyone will want to remember / have their board associated with

This is being worked on. What is uncertain atm is if we add "Think" engraving to where 2020 is on the bottom, many friends seem to want Think engraving on the bottom.


3.) Polycarbonate (frosted) is my preference by an enormous margin; there are lots of aluminum options but far fewer PC options

Agreed, will certainly try to offer it. That being said, PC will be about 10% more costly to produce based on the R1 run.


4.) I've seen boards with brass plates under frosted polycarbonate, and I love that look. I don't have a huge preference for plate material, but I would very likely go with brass if offered (brass should be sealed or otherwise coated though)

I personally do not enjoy brass plate's feel or sound. We will find out about plate material as we move this project forward. I am thinking about PEEK, FR4 and some other softer but high quality plastic materials.

5.) Please don't do split backspace unless it is in addition to normal backspace

The plate will offer some conventional compatibility (ANSI, split BS, 7u space, ISO). So no worries there.


6.) VIA compatibility would be an awesome PCB feature. It makes getting started with the hobby much easier (especially when combined with hotswap) and makes it easier to help people get started with the hobby (makes for an easier 'gateway' keyboard if you will)

Thanks. I believe the community will probably work on VIA support, if not I will try to find a friend to help out with the programming. Unsure if I will consider this a "gateway" board. I plan to make it an endgame board actually. It is very unlikely we will see hotswap, mainly because hotswap doesn't work well with gasket mount design. And also production complexity and costs.


7.) Hotswap is great, but a previous comment mentioned GMK keycaps were hitting the switch housing on some southfacing switches. That seems bad. I'd definitely rather solder than deal with keycaps striking the switch housing.

At this time I am not planning to offer hotswap, for the reasons mentioned above.


Again, thanks for your feedback. And hoping this reply helps address some of your questions!

Thanks for the info and literally one of the most thorough response I've ever gotten on GH! Really looking forward to seeing this go to GB! Just hoping limits are high enough that I can get my hands on one!

1.) The OG badge position is really growing on me; badgeless is starting to seem a little too generic for a premium board. Now definitely agreeing that badgless should be dropped if demand is low and it would increase costs

2.) If it were me, I'd probably put "Think" on the bottom and have the top badge just be the glyph; it just seems like it would make the top a little more elegant to me. As for the bottom, I'm mostly indifferent to the controversy of the anchor (how often do you really look at the bottom of your board anyway?), but I don't mind it either since I like nautical stuff. I think you could definitely do "Think" plus the anchor or plus some other glyph or just "Think." It's your board after all.

3.) Speaking for myself, 10% more is definitely worth it for a good polycarbonate option; I'd still be in.

4.) That's fair. Honestly, I've not experimented much with plate material; I've only used aluminum and brass. I don't even know what PEEK and FR4 are, but I'm down to try new things.

5.) Bless. I have tried to get used to split backspace and literally cannot do it. (yes I know I am weak)

6.) Sorry I didn't mean to imply that this is an intro-level board. I just meant that VIA is super convenient. I also honestly know very little about how the process of developing VIA support works. I'm a nerd through and through, but I have no computer science background; I have a graduate degree in nutrition and a bachelor's in nutritional biochemistry.

7.) Sounds good. Do you anticipate buyers being able to get extra PCB's / plates? I'm not so indecisive that I change switches frequently, but I wouldn't mind putting linears on one pcb and maybe silent tactiles on another and swapping between the two occasionally.

*Question*: How do the badges mount? If extras/different colors are offered, can they be swapped out?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 27 April 2020, 16:45:03

Hey bro, thanks for the well thought out and well crafted feedback. Much appreciated. And here are some quick responses, certainly working on most of these:

1.) Prefer badge-less, particularly if it means more keys. If there is a badge, prefer OG position

Unsure if I will do badgeless again, from the data perspective, there were not that many people choosing badgeless during the R1 Think6.5 GB, and adding a different top piece increases production costs significantly. If cost permits, I would like to offer 2 badge position options this time as opposed to having badgeless. Hope you understand.

2.) Absolutely agree with removing '2020.' This is not shaping up to be a year anyone will want to remember / have their board associated with

This is being worked on. What is uncertain atm is if we add "Think" engraving to where 2020 is on the bottom, many friends seem to want Think engraving on the bottom.


3.) Polycarbonate (frosted) is my preference by an enormous margin; there are lots of aluminum options but far fewer PC options

Agreed, will certainly try to offer it. That being said, PC will be about 10% more costly to produce based on the R1 run.


4.) I've seen boards with brass plates under frosted polycarbonate, and I love that look. I don't have a huge preference for plate material, but I would very likely go with brass if offered (brass should be sealed or otherwise coated though)

I personally do not enjoy brass plate's feel or sound. We will find out about plate material as we move this project forward. I am thinking about PEEK, FR4 and some other softer but high quality plastic materials.

5.) Please don't do split backspace unless it is in addition to normal backspace

The plate will offer some conventional compatibility (ANSI, split BS, 7u space, ISO). So no worries there.


6.) VIA compatibility would be an awesome PCB feature. It makes getting started with the hobby much easier (especially when combined with hotswap) and makes it easier to help people get started with the hobby (makes for an easier 'gateway' keyboard if you will)

Thanks. I believe the community will probably work on VIA support, if not I will try to find a friend to help out with the programming. Unsure if I will consider this a "gateway" board. I plan to make it an endgame board actually. It is very unlikely we will see hotswap, mainly because hotswap doesn't work well with gasket mount design. And also production complexity and costs.


7.) Hotswap is great, but a previous comment mentioned GMK keycaps were hitting the switch housing on some southfacing switches. That seems bad. I'd definitely rather solder than deal with keycaps striking the switch housing.

At this time I am not planning to offer hotswap, for the reasons mentioned above.


Again, thanks for your feedback. And hoping this reply helps address some of your questions!

Thanks for the info and literally one of the most thorough response I've ever gotten on GH! Really looking forward to seeing this go to GB! Just hoping limits are high enough that I can get my hands on one!

1.) The OG badge position is really growing on me; badgeless is starting to seem a little too generic for a premium board. Now definitely agreeing that badgless should be dropped if demand is low and it would increase costs

Thanks!

2.) If it were me, I'd probably put "Think" on the bottom and have the top badge just be the glyph; it just seems like it would make the top a little more elegant to me. As for the bottom, I'm mostly indifferent to the controversy of the anchor (how often do you really look at the bottom of your board anyway?), but I don't mind it either since I like nautical stuff. I think you could definitely do "Think" plus the anchor or plus some other glyph or just "Think." It's your board after all.

I am revising the top right now, reducing the size of the 1U badge and the 2U badge (removing 2020 and resizing the badge)
For the bottom, it appears 67% want to have 'Think' engraved and have '2020' removed, I am experimenting with that design now.


3.) Speaking for myself, 10% more is definitely worth it for a good polycarbonate option; I'd still be in.

Full disclosure, I will again not make any money out of this project. It will be a free design AirPotter will run a GB and manufacturer. Ultimately pricing decision is his. Just based on R1 experience, PC is more expensive. 5-10% higher than aluminum will be expected. Potter has said the cost to make keyboards are going up overall (counter-intuitively) as many factories in China moved away from CNC and moved to making masks and PPE production that are more profitable, so production capacity for keyboards is going down.

4.) That's fair. Honestly, I've not experimented much with plate material; I've only used aluminum and brass. I don't even know what PEEK and FR4 are, but I'm down to try new things.

I will try to good material for typing:)

5.) Bless. I have tried to get used to split backspace and literally cannot do it. (yes I know I am weak)

Discord friends convinced me to :) But ANSI is always supported, no worries.

6.) Sorry I didn't mean to imply that this is an intro-level board. I just meant that VIA is super convenient. I also honestly know very little about how the process of developing VIA support works. I'm a nerd through and through, but I have no computer science background; I have a graduate degree in nutrition and a bachelor's in nutritional biochemistry.

No offense at all. VIA is great, and I will try to find someone to work with VIA. Worst case we have QMK :)

7.) Sounds good. Do you anticipate buyers being able to get extra PCB's / plates? I'm not so indecisive that I change switches frequently, but I wouldn't mind putting linears on one pcb and maybe silent tactiles on another and swapping between the two occasionally.

Yes, extra PCBs and plates will be available. My suggestion (and when I join GBs) is always to get an extra PCB just in case.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: jayiskuhl on Mon, 27 April 2020, 16:47:20
Just filled out the poll. Really looking forward to this!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 27 April 2020, 16:53:50
Just filled out the poll. Really looking forward to this!

Thanks bro!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: nirvana549 on Mon, 27 April 2020, 18:02:00
7.) Hotswap is great, but a previous comment mentioned GMK keycaps were hitting the switch housing on some southfacing switches. That seems bad. I'd definitely rather solder than deal with keycaps striking the switch housing.

At this time I am not planning to offer hotswap, for the reasons mentioned above.

Damn I really wish there would be a hotswap PCB option, even if it would be an option at the extra costs that comes with it ofc. Definitely willing to pay for it.

I second this, I would really like a hotswap PCB option as well and I am willing to pay extra for it. I already own a round 1 Think6.5 with hotswap PCB. I've used 4 different GMK keysets on it with tealios, zilents, and holy pandas with no issues.
+1 Love to see a hotswap option!


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 27 April 2020, 19:04:53
Hello keeb friends,

It's been a while since the Think6.5 GB! Hope you are doing well and staying healthy.

I have started this design last year but was not able to start an IC due to personal reasons. Now things are much better, I now decide to start an interest check for R2 Think6.5 named '2020.' For those of you who are curious about how the R1 design looks like, here is the original IC: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=99634

Importantly, please let me know if you prefer the original badge position or the new badge position. And board material suggestions. Any questions, please feel free to ask. And welcome any constructive feedback.

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Looks awesome! Do we just reserve our interest here? I'm not seeing a link to any official Google IC Form or anything.

A couple of points to mention:

1) Definitely want there to be a Polycarb option!
2) Please also include a PCB that will be both Hotswap AND Underglow compatible
3) Top-Right Badge placement for sure!

Other than that, looks amazing! I'd love to get my hands on this!

Thank you. Here is some response to you feedback:
1) Definitely want there to be a Polycarb option!
Yes it is being considered!

2) Please also include a PCB that will be both Hotswap AND Underglow compatible
Underglow - yes; hotswap - unsure because it may not work well with gasket-mounting system

3) Top-Right Badge placement for sure!
I am excited about the new badge placement too! Especially with the magnet and a new locking system that makes it secure and easy to replace.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 27 April 2020, 21:53:16
I prefer the original badge location, but also not a fan of the nautical/anchor/boat theme personally. I like the original theming and branding more personally, it doesn't really match any of that for me sadly.

If it changes I'd be interested in picking one up as a continuation and extension to the V1, but not in current form sadly. Will keep monitoring the thread to see if there's any changes etc :)

Nothing yet changed to the weight (maybe '2020' engraving will be changed to "think"), but yes, the OG theme badges are forthcoming.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: Robertg63 on Mon, 27 April 2020, 22:47:51
Can not begin to express how excited I am about this!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 27 April 2020, 23:23:59
Oldcat, I absolutely love my Thinks. The e-yellow is my daily driver. It has two problems. One of the keys in the rightmost column and the Caps Lock key are oriented the other way, south instead of north-facing, which makes Cherry profile keys hit the switches on press.

Please consider this in the PCB design and make them all north-facing.

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Quoting because this seems extremely important.

This will not be an issue in non-hotswap PCB we will be designing :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: harvishez on Tue, 28 April 2020, 00:51:45
New to the hobby and r1 is still one of the best 65% boards Iíve seen. Poll filled out, def in for r2. Nice work!


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 (poll added)
Post by: kolyz on Tue, 28 April 2020, 08:49:41
7.) Hotswap is great, but a previous comment mentioned GMK keycaps were hitting the switch housing on some southfacing switches. That seems bad. I'd definitely rather solder than deal with keycaps striking the switch housing.

At this time I am not planning to offer hotswap, for the reasons mentioned above.

Damn I really wish there would be a hotswap PCB option, even if it would be an option at the extra costs that comes with it ofc. Definitely willing to pay for it.


7.) Hotswap is great, but a previous comment mentioned GMK keycaps were hitting the switch housing on some southfacing switches. That seems bad. I'd definitely rather solder than deal with keycaps striking the switch housing.

At this time I am not planning to offer hotswap, for the reasons mentioned above.

Damn I really wish there would be a hotswap PCB option, even if it would be an option at the extra costs that comes with it ofc. Definitely willing to pay for it.

I second this, I would really like a hotswap PCB option as well and I am willing to pay extra for it. I already own a round 1 Think6.5 with hotswap PCB. I've used 4 different GMK keysets on it with tealios, zilents, and holy pandas with no issues.

Thanks for the feedback. Unlike the integrated plate design of the original think6.5, the gasket-mount design may not work well with hotswap. Further, adding hotswap further complicates a potential group buy. With that said, I will think about what I can do.

Thanks for giving this some more thought, you rock oldcat :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: Lel on Tue, 28 April 2020, 10:10:01
Fairly new to the the whole custom keyboard scene. But when I saw the R1 PC in the wild, I thought that it would be the kind of keyboard to get me down the rabbit hole. Now that there's an R2, I'm in and excited especially if the PC option is made available!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 28 April 2020, 11:35:44
I have modified the size of the 1u badge, and added the lightbulb (with RGB LED under a diffuser under the badge) theme as requested, and here it is, please let me know your thoughts?

Other popular improvement requests are also being made at the moment. Consider filling out the poll if you haven't already: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13oKtTME2ZrKdjisX2SvZgJdsGjNgS801-dUQcqA1Nzk/

(https://i.imgur.com/8mVSlKM.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Tue, 28 April 2020, 11:42:13
I have modified the size of the 1u badge, and added the lightbulb theme as requested, and here it is, please let me know your thoughts?

Other popular improvement requests are also being made at the moment. Consider filling out the poll if you haven't already: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13oKtTME2ZrKdjisX2SvZgJdsGjNgS801-dUQcqA1Nzk/

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Stop trying to take my money!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: Vyndem on Tue, 28 April 2020, 11:59:50
I have modified the size of the 1u badge, and added the lightbulb (with RGB LED under a diffuser under the badge) theme as requested, and here it is, please let me know your thoughts?

Other popular improvement requests are also being made at the moment. Consider filling out the poll if you haven't already: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13oKtTME2ZrKdjisX2SvZgJdsGjNgS801-dUQcqA1Nzk/

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Damn this does look really good not gonna lie, but if I had to chose I still prefer the OG placement of the badge because it's more unique imo.

Also filled in the poll.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: Hell-es on Tue, 28 April 2020, 12:11:12
Missing ĄBHK the Man :thumb:ď for weight engraving
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: Vadurr on Tue, 28 April 2020, 12:20:26
Is there any chance of bluetooth in the future? :eyes:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: beekey on Tue, 28 April 2020, 12:29:50
Think logo is nice! Still like the old position better. Better balance IMHO.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 28 April 2020, 12:51:17
Think logo is nice! Still like the old position better. Better balance IMHO.

Thanks! Old position 2U badge is being worked on per feedback to remove '2020' and will share a revised version soon.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 28 April 2020, 12:51:48
Missing ĄBHK the Man :thumb:ď for weight engraving

Indeed. BHK is the man!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: bibobim on Tue, 28 April 2020, 14:06:52
Is there any chance the PCB compatible with Alps switches? 65% alps PCB is something so rare to look for. The closest one available is SMK65 which costs to me for me personally.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 28 April 2020, 15:05:59
The board looks super nice but I think the badges need to be tweaked.

1. I prefer the top right blocker but donít really like the boating theme at all. It has nothing to do with the  Ďthinkí theme in my opinion. I can see where youíre going with it due to the current worldwide situation, but I think itís really cheesy and lame. I also donít like that the badge bleeds over the edges like that.
2. The middle blocker is nice as well, but like others have said, I donít like the Ď2020í text on the badge. I think if it said ĎThinkí that would be better.
3. I really like the cutouts on the badges for the LED accents to shine through  :)

Excited to see more renders and Iíll probably be in on the groupbuy regardless.

Thanks for the feedback! Here are a few responses:

1. I prefer the top right blocker but donít really like the boating theme at all. It has nothing to do with the  Ďthinkí theme in my opinion. I can see where youíre going with it due to the current worldwide situation, but I think itís really cheesy and lame. I also donít like that the badge bleeds over the edges like that.

Thanks. I have tweaked the designs (both 1u and 2u). 1u is out with a new lightbulb badge. Check out the story I posted, and hope you will tolerate my desire to do something new with the anchor in the weight.

2. The middle blocker is nice as well, but like others have said, I donít like the Ď2020í text on the badge. I think if it said ĎThinkí that would be better.

This is currently being addressed. The new 2U badge render will come out soon with a smaller footprint without the '2020.'

3. I really like the cutouts on the badges for the LED accents to shine through  :)

Thanks! Cool visuals on the badge are really something I want to achieve.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: stebosaurus on Tue, 28 April 2020, 15:24:23
The board looks super nice but I think the badges need to be tweaked.

1. I prefer the top right blocker but donít really like the boating theme at all. It has nothing to do with the  Ďthinkí theme in my opinion. I can see where youíre going with it due to the current worldwide situation, but I think itís really cheesy and lame. I also donít like that the badge bleeds over the edges like that.
2. The middle blocker is nice as well, but like others have said, I donít like the Ď2020í text on the badge. I think if it said ĎThinkí that would be better.
3. I really like the cutouts on the badges for the LED accents to shine through  :)

Excited to see more renders and Iíll probably be in on the groupbuy regardless.

Thanks for the feedback! Here are a few responses:

1. I prefer the top right blocker but donít really like the boating theme at all. It has nothing to do with the  Ďthinkí theme in my opinion. I can see where youíre going with it due to the current worldwide situation, but I think itís really cheesy and lame. I also donít like that the badge bleeds over the edges like that.

Thanks. I have tweaked the designs (both 1u and 2u). 1u is out with a new lightbulb badge. Check out the story I posted, and hope you will tolerate my desire to do something new with the anchor in the weight.

2. The middle blocker is nice as well, but like others have said, I donít like the Ď2020í text on the badge. I think if it said ĎThinkí that would be better.

This is currently being addressed. The new 2U badge render will come out soon with a smaller footprint without the '2020.'

3. I really like the cutouts on the badges for the LED accents to shine through  :)

Thanks! Cool visuals on the badge are really something I want to achieve.

The updated version looks great! The anchor badge on the bottom looks much nicer without the '2020' engraving. I kind of wonder what the 1u lightbulb badge would look like if the lightbulb was straight up and down instead of being tilted to the right like that. Excited to see more renders and hopefully a frosted PC version. Anyways, I wanted to thank you for your clear communication on this project. Can't wait to support it and see it come to life.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: dustinhxc on Tue, 28 April 2020, 16:25:36
You should use the old logo or your avatar. Def be interested then. Not feeling the new logos. Too flashy
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 28 April 2020, 16:44:56
You should use the old logo or your avatar. Def be interested then. Not feeling the new logos. Too flashy

Thanks bro. I've been trying to get a cat badge going - stuck with my (un)creative mind!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: dustinhxc on Tue, 28 April 2020, 16:58:36
You should use the old logo or your avatar. Def be interested then. Not feeling the new logos. Too flashy

Thanks bro. I've been trying to get a cat badge going - stuck with my (un)creative mind!
That would be super cool!!! The old logo was very clean and modern. A cat would be sick though!


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: nicx on Tue, 28 April 2020, 18:01:32
That new light bulb top right blocker is definitely a winner.

Having to chose between that and the OG placement would kill me. Think I am leaning towards top right placement with that new version..
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: Raethyn on Tue, 28 April 2020, 18:19:14
Can't wait for this to go on sale, will definitely be buying!! I like the old placement I think simply for the character of the keeb! Thank you for all of your work!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 28 April 2020, 21:36:56
Yo bro! You were not kidding =)

Like OG's placement ala fc660 a lot. I think it works best from an ergo and aesthetic perspective.

Where is the Fn key on keeb #1?
I like the compass logo. Not sure about 2020 text though. 2600 would be cool.
Still has option for hotswap?

Reserved!

Hey bro, thanks for the questions.
I am working on the OG badge as of right now. Should be able to show an updated one soon.
You can program the Fn anywhere :) the current layout is just for colorway showing.
Haha, 2600 indeed. But I will remove "2020," I might add "Think" as requested by many.
95% there won't be Hotswap primarily because hotswap won't work with a gasket design very well.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 28 April 2020, 23:56:09
hmm so its now a sailboat themed or navy themed keyboard?
where's the think badge parts?

Updated think badge for 1U! 2U will come soon.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: hottrout on Wed, 29 April 2020, 05:27:07
That is looking good.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 29 April 2020, 10:21:53
IMO the top right badge would be a little more on brand if it fit inside the outline of the frame instead of wrapping around on the corner. Not sure how much more room that would take up, but just my two cents.

I actually like that it wraps around the corner. It's unique and looks nice. If it didn't wrap around the corner, I'd prefer the original placement since that's one of the things that made R1 stand out.

Thanks. 1U badge will have both magnet and a locking system, the top right might actually be pretty cool!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 29 April 2020, 12:15:09
New 2u and 1u badge positions, side by side comparison, what do you guys think?

(https://i.imgur.com/WQpNx9G.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZOEe9fz.png)

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: doctorserka on Wed, 29 April 2020, 12:17:57
I'm in GB 4 SPACE65:CV and have no money left on even think about 'Think' but still have an opinion)
Previously, I thought new is better but surprisingly for myself find myself liking the old one.
One thing I notice that OG label seems build more icony-badgy like)) Feels more like IN a concept of the whole kb, like part of it.
The new corner version is separate, not line up with anything and I don't like that idea. It is the part of the corner including the borders, - not fond of that either.
Didn't know it supposed to be transparent and light up from inside like side of SPACE65, excuse my ignorance, new((
Ok, new OldCats post in insta turned me into a fan of the original refined badge! @5:15 PM UTC time
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: Vyndem on Wed, 29 April 2020, 12:51:15
New 2u and 1u badge positions, side by side comparison, what do you guys think?

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(https://i.imgur.com/WQpNx9G.png)


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(https://i.imgur.com/ZOEe9fz.png)


I personally like the bottom badge position more, it's looks so clean and more unique imo.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | redesigned 2u badge
Post by: woyaodapian on Wed, 29 April 2020, 12:53:30
Now you've managed to make them both look great.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: Vadurr on Wed, 29 April 2020, 12:54:58
New 2u and 1u badge positions, side by side comparison, what do you guys think?

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(https://i.imgur.com/WQpNx9G.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ZOEe9fz.png)


Now you've managed to make me a fan of the 2u badge... Hard to decide between the two now :(
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | redesigned 2u badge
Post by: Daddyfatsax on Wed, 29 April 2020, 13:11:08
New badges look awesome. Looking forward to this!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | redesigned 2u badge
Post by: Slayer77 on Wed, 29 April 2020, 14:15:40
2u badge looks cleaner imo

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: cadrev on Wed, 29 April 2020, 14:29:33
New 2u and 1u badge positions, side by side comparison, what do you guys think?

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(https://i.imgur.com/WQpNx9G.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ZOEe9fz.png)


At this point I'm 100% in on the GB regardless of the badge position  ;D. For my comments, the 1u badge position at the top right is nice, it definitely is up there with the chimera and iron IMHO. But the og 2u badge placement seems to have more character(that carved edge is sexy af), I mean compared to releases such as the Volcano, it definitely makes use of the negative space and makes it unique vs all other 65% keyboard out there.
 Nice to have PC option, I think that's going to be the cherry on top.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Wed, 29 April 2020, 14:50:32
New 2u and 1u badge positions, side by side comparison, what do you guys think?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/WQpNx9G.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ZOEe9fz.png)


OG 2u badge. That being said, the revised 1u corner badge is definitely an improvement over the previous iteration.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: beekey on Wed, 29 April 2020, 14:58:56
New 2u and 1u badge positions, side by side comparison, what do you guys think?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/WQpNx9G.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ZOEe9fz.png)

This shows how much more balanced the bottom option is. Much better IMHO.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: Uncle Drew on Wed, 29 April 2020, 15:06:28
New 2u and 1u badge positions, side by side comparison, what do you guys think?

it starts to look ok but show renders in other colors plisss :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | redesigned 2u badge
Post by: dom on Wed, 29 April 2020, 15:27:05
+1 for original badge placement and PC option  :D 

TBH, the top badge placement feels too crowded at the bottom (preference, I guess).
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | redesigned 2u badge
Post by: Cupidandguns on Wed, 29 April 2020, 15:28:18
I like the top right placement as I like having the extra keys near the arrows as I game a lot so having that quick motion to keybinds is super helpful. That black/pink color is amazing I need me one of those badly
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | redesigned 2u badge
Post by: mechmymoney on Wed, 29 April 2020, 15:38:25
+1 2u badge placement

Again, not a big fan of the anchor and even more so now that the badge has the light bulb Į\_(ツ)_/Į
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 29 April 2020, 17:01:29
Like Phemia said, the badge in the original spot kept it different from the rest of the bunch.

Just purchased my space, and now I'm waiting on this. 

Frosted PC please! :D

Thanks for supporting Airpotter on the Space65 R2! From what I gather he has been working hard on its production already. Frosted PC Think V2 is being considered!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 29 April 2020, 17:03:08
To be honest, I really liked the old design. I'm not feeling this one (yet). I'm hoping there will be a Polycarbonate version?

Thanks! Yes I do plan to offer PC as long as the GB is not too complicated - weighing different aspects now. Might have to cut out hotswap and badgeless this time.
I made a few changes to the design already with community feedback. Hope you will feel the THiNK soon! And thanks for being patient and tolerant with my new designs.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | redesigned 2u badge
Post by: jaredddm on Wed, 29 April 2020, 17:05:37
personally, when I had my think the only thing wrong with the ďalmost perfectĒ board was its mounting style. Integrated mounting isnít bad; itís efficient, but I still prefer to make my board sound the best.

Thanks for running an IC for this. Iíd be definitely in if you kept the badge where it was and used your design prowess to design the best sounding board.

Oh and, rose gold alu will seal the deal for me as well haha.
Thanks Oldcat!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | redesigned 2u badge
Post by: Vadurr on Wed, 29 April 2020, 17:12:48
personally, when I had my think the only thing wrong with the ďalmost perfectĒ board was its mounting style. Integrated mounting isnít bad; itís efficient, but I still prefer to make my board sound the best.

Thanks for running an IC for this. Iíd be definitely in if you kept the badge where it was and used your design prowess to design the best sounding board.

Oh and, rose gold alu will seal the deal for me as well haha.
Thanks Oldcat!

Hopping on this pony and would love to have a rosegold/polycarb setup  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | redesigned 2u badge
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 29 April 2020, 19:35:33
personally, when I had my think the only thing wrong with the ďalmost perfectĒ board was its mounting style. Integrated mounting isnít bad; itís efficient, but I still prefer to make my board sound the best.

Thanks for running an IC for this. Iíd be definitely in if you kept the badge where it was and used your design prowess to design the best sounding board.

Oh and, rose gold alu will seal the deal for me as well haha.
Thanks Oldcat!

Thanks for the kind words, jaredddm. RE the rosegold color, I am currently talking to AirPotter about starting a new electrophoresis or cerakote color of either rosegold or pink. I like black/gray/white  + pink colorways and hope this will materialize.

It is a bit ironic that I actually had the gasket design for R1, and ditched because I had the belief that integrated thick PC will be thockier - worked out for PC I think, but the Alu sound and feel (at least with tactile) were not as good as PC boards - therefore, back to gasket now. But at least this time the gasket is a new design. We will be making molds to make the gaskets, and I am very excited.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 29 April 2020, 22:54:35
Saw in discord right now that this is now a gasket mount design? In that case then regardless of design, it's a big step up from the previous version. I'm ok with other placement of the badges, just not really feeling the sail badge. But the 2020 badge rocks.

Yes it will be a gasket design. Also updated both badges.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | redesigned 2u badge
Post by: dustinhxc on Wed, 29 April 2020, 23:42:16
(https://i.imgur.com/WQpNx9G.png)

Oh ****tt... liking this logo and placement. simple gear type logo. nice!  :thumb: Def want a PC option.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | redesigned 2u badge
Post by: Slayer77 on Wed, 29 April 2020, 23:45:41
personally, when I had my think the only thing wrong with the ďalmost perfectĒ board was its mounting style. Integrated mounting isnít bad; itís efficient, but I still prefer to make my board sound the best.

Thanks for running an IC for this. Iíd be definitely in if you kept the badge where it was and used your design prowess to design the best sounding board.

Oh and, rose gold alu will seal the deal for me as well haha.
Thanks Oldcat!

Thanks for the kind words, jaredddm. RE the rosegold color, I am currently talking to AirPotter about starting a new electrophoresis or cerakote color of either rosegold or pink. I like black/gray/white  + pink colorways and hope this will materialize.

It is a bit ironic that I actually had the gasket design for R1, and ditched because I had the belief that integrated thick PC will be thockier - worked out for PC I think, but the Alu sound and feel (at least with tactile) were not as good as PC boards - therefore, back to gasket now. But at least this time the gasket is a new design. We will be making molds to make the gaskets, and I am very excited.
I know it is not as popular as Olivia, but hope to see the toxic green colorway available.

Hopefully a full green as the badge color shown in renders would be pretty unique.

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | redesigned 2u badge
Post by: heliar_mk on Thu, 30 April 2020, 05:55:36
New 2u and 1u badge positions, side by side comparison, what do you guys think?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/WQpNx9G.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ZOEe9fz.png)

Like the 2u much more than 1u
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 30 April 2020, 11:01:08
Removed "2020," and would you like to engrave "THiNK? Let me know in the poll (other options also polling) if you haven't already. And here is a comparison: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13oKtTME2ZrKdjisX2SvZgJdsGjNgS801-dUQcqA1Nzk/

I am also considering the position of the engraving, I will tweak a few versions of where the engraving will be and share later.

(https://i.imgur.com/cB9WqBA.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/jKOr53u.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: arkze on Thu, 30 April 2020, 11:03:54
I would opt for THINK rather than THiNK or nothing at all. Simplicity is key
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 30 April 2020, 11:30:44
I would opt for THINK rather than THiNK or nothing at all. Simplicity is key

Well...trying to be consistent with R1 version's engraving which seems to be what most people asked so far...
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: prognostics on Thu, 30 April 2020, 11:31:54
Removed "2020," and would you like to engrave "THiNK? Let me know in the poll (other options also polling) if you haven't already. And here is a comparison: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13oKtTME2ZrKdjisX2SvZgJdsGjNgS801-dUQcqA1Nzk/

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(https://i.imgur.com/cB9WqBA.png)


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(https://i.imgur.com/jKOr53u.png)


Would 100% buy this... even though I already ordered the Space65.
Lovely design, every change so far has been an improvement imo.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving &quot;THiNK&quot;?
Post by: Zeelobby on Thu, 30 April 2020, 11:38:56
Yeah. Now that's a Think rev2 board. Very nice
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: Vyndem on Thu, 30 April 2020, 11:53:59
Looks really good imo, love that you take all the feedback into account. I like both designs and wouldn't mind either of them.

I am still still really hoping for a hotswap PCB tho, eventho chances are low if I read your posts about it :(

Also PC case ;)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: dereknt on Thu, 30 April 2020, 12:14:54
Here is what I 'think':

1. Think about what makes the Think6.5 originally: its DNA, features, why the name Think. Go beyond the angle, the layout, and Descartes quote.
2. If we deviate from the core DNA and signature that makes up Think6.5, is it worthy of to add V2.0 to the name or is it time for a new name.
3. A logo should be consistent. Sagi Haviv, the guy who design many iconic logos (National Geographic, Chase, NBC, etc) have said that a logo is identification, not description. Using the logo consistently help identify what "Think6.5" is. When you change a logo, you risk losing brand identification and recognition. In trade off, you gain ability to improve the brand messaging.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: fabijolo on Thu, 30 April 2020, 12:27:11
I'd still prefer it with the engraving (and og badge position), even though it doesn't look as "clean" as without it, but the think never has been one of the "clean boards, and imo definitely doesn't have to be, to be an astonishingly good looking board!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: dino97 on Thu, 30 April 2020, 12:44:57
Will there be an option without the sailboat engraving on the side near the USB port?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Thu, 30 April 2020, 12:59:59
Removed "2020," and would you like to engrave "THiNK? Let me know in the poll (other options also polling) if you haven't already. And here is a comparison: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13oKtTME2ZrKdjisX2SvZgJdsGjNgS801-dUQcqA1Nzk/

I am also considering the position of the engraving, I will tweak a few versions of where the engraving will be and share later.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/cB9WqBA.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/jKOr53u.png)


It wonít let me re-submit/change my answer to the form, but I like it with ĎTHiNK.í
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: FTR_Beat on Thu, 30 April 2020, 16:16:28
Both looking very neat. I think the icon says it all. Perhaps you may not even have to add THiNK. Will go vote...

Will get it either way, hot or not. But with all the nice switches around now, a hotswap would be cool! =)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: FTR_Beat on Thu, 30 April 2020, 16:20:13
Both looking very neat. I think the icon says it all. Perhaps you may not even have to add THiNK. Will go vote...

Will get it either way, hot or not. But with all the nice switches around now, a hotswap would be cool! =)

Thought there was a new poll... It said already answered.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: need_my_pills on Thu, 30 April 2020, 16:32:23
Both looking very neat. I think the icon says it all. Perhaps you may not even have to add THiNK. Will go vote...

Will get it either way, hot or not. But with all the nice switches around now, a hotswap would be cool! =)

Thought there was a new poll... It said already answered.

Seconding this, I'd like to answer the new poll but I answered the original one already. Is the poll IP based?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 30 April 2020, 19:04:06
Both looking very neat. I think the icon says it all. Perhaps you may not even have to add THiNK. Will go vote...

Will get it either way, hot or not. But with all the nice switches around now, a hotswap would be cool! =)

Thought there was a new poll... It said already answered.

A few other design improvements and poll will come later. Thanks for the feedback of the initial poll!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 30 April 2020, 22:34:58
I'd still prefer it with the engraving (and og badge position), even though it doesn't look as "clean" as without it, but the think never has been one of the "clean boards, and imo definitely doesn't have to be, to be an astonishingly good looking board!

Thanks. I have played with various THiNK engraving positions on the bottom today, and will share two versions soon.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: enjoidis on Fri, 01 May 2020, 00:37:22
The 2020-less badges look great oldcat! I'm a huge fan of you swapping swapping 2020 for THiNK on the bottom. I can't wait to see what updates you post in future.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 01 May 2020, 00:40:15
Let me start by saying that I did not join R1; I had simply not discovered this money pit of a hobby in due time.
This to say that I do not have strong feelings on the OG board other than I like it and it seems like a hit amongst the community.

It seems to me quite a few people are suggesting you more or less use the R1 design unchanged and instead offer different colour options and the ever popular polycarbonate edition.

I personally think it would be a mistake to abandon your design ideas/changes for R2; in other words, keep the anchor and the sailboat, they look pretty awesome in my opinion.

That may seem like a big/huge change from R1, but then call it something different, like 'Rethink6.5' if you want the brand recognition or maybe even call it 'Anchor6.5'. The '6.5' part in the name will likely still have people recognise it and tie it back to the 'Think6.5'.

Thanks bro. I hope I thought about Rethink6.5 as the name -- it is awesome. Now maybe a tad too late to change the name.
That said, I think quite a few friends here are happy with the added lightbulb badge now. I maybe able to offer another badge related to anchor, and we will see how everything turns out. For the weight, I do feel it is aesthetically more pleasing than the R1 gear, and I shared my story with why I designed it. Glad you like it. And now we are proceeding to engrave THiNK on the bottom.
Actually overall it is not such a drastic design from R1 I believe, considering lots of the elements, shapes, chamfers are preserved.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: woyaodapian on Fri, 01 May 2020, 01:01:10
Correct me if I am wrong.

Doesn't the whole anchor thing looks like a lightbulb actually (reminiscing the OG think) and the rubber feets are as if light emitting out from the lightbulb.

I mean that alone is just super impressive.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: FTR_Beat on Fri, 01 May 2020, 01:23:44
Glad to hear the anchor badge may also be an option. I really like the design of it!

This, combined with the boneyard set would fit perfectly as a theme. Just like the pic you posted the other day  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: wirex on Fri, 01 May 2020, 01:32:53
Everything about this board looks amazing. I'm in! (Hopefulyl it wont be too hard to get)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: beekey on Fri, 01 May 2020, 06:14:09
Is there a chance to get split space as a layout option?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: Frostbyte on Fri, 01 May 2020, 07:59:09
Absolutely beautiful board. As a happy GB participant and owner of V1, I'm super in for this. I love the sailboat and anchor theme (and what you're symbolizing with them) and as long as you keep the sailboat badge along with the light bulb badge, I'll be happy. I prefer the 1u badge placement but still really like the OG placement so I'm in either way.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 01 May 2020, 10:57:04
Is there a chance to get split space as a layout option?

Will probably put up a poll and see how many will be interested. Split space will cut out a bit too more for plate optimization I think.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 01 May 2020, 11:02:49
It appeared that most would want THiNK engraved, I rendered two positions of the THiNK engravings, which one do you like better?

(https://i.imgur.com/rVPe8c0.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/wmLtwnx.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: woyaodapian on Fri, 01 May 2020, 11:32:03
Top!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: FTR_Beat on Fri, 01 May 2020, 11:41:10
Looks fantastic! First one.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: jawaJack on Fri, 01 May 2020, 11:43:12
+1 would grab this, love the original icon placement
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Fri, 01 May 2020, 13:14:50
It appeared that most would want THiNK engraved, I rendered two positions of the THiNK engravings, which one do you like better?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/rVPe8c0.png)


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


Top one; the extra space makes the text look less crowded.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving &quot;THiNK&quot;?
Post by: ivu on Fri, 01 May 2020, 13:16:40
Top for sure looks better.

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: beekey on Fri, 01 May 2020, 13:25:43
Is there a chance to get split space as a layout option?

Will probably put up a poll and see how many will be interested. Split space will cut out a bit too more for plate optimization I think.
If the PCB would offer it, I would also be happy to get a plate cut later. (If you would share the files)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: Daddyfatsax on Fri, 01 May 2020, 14:31:40
+1 for top position.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: CustomerSupport on Fri, 01 May 2020, 18:44:09
Interest form completed
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: julianz on Fri, 01 May 2020, 18:52:00
+1 for Top. Loving that lavender colour scheme btw!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 01 May 2020, 20:55:17
Top for sure looks better.

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+1 for Top. Loving that lavender colour scheme btw!

It appeared that most would want THiNK engraved, I rendered two positions of the THiNK engravings, which one do you like better?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/rVPe8c0.png)


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


Top one; the extra space makes the text look less crowded.

+1 for top position.

+1 for Top. Loving that lavender colour scheme btw!

Thanks folks, This is indeed consistent with my expectations!

By the way, I am experimenting with adding one more OG Think6.5 element to the design. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: Vaudevi77ain on Fri, 01 May 2020, 23:17:51
Top for sure looks better.

Sent from my SM-N975F using Tapatalk



+1 for Top. Loving that lavender colour scheme btw!

It appeared that most would want THiNK engraved, I rendered two positions of the THiNK engravings, which one do you like better?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/rVPe8c0.png)


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


Top one; the extra space makes the text look less crowded.

+1 for top position.

+1 for Top. Loving that lavender colour scheme btw!

Thanks folks, This is indeed consistent with my expectations!

By the way, I am experimenting with adding one more OG Think6.5 element to the design. Stay tuned!

Please say it's the lightbulb backplate, instead of the anchor  :))
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: aclassynerd on Sat, 02 May 2020, 04:35:42
Top for sure looks better.

Sent from my SM-N975F using Tapatalk



+1 for Top. Loving that lavender colour scheme btw!

It appeared that most would want THiNK engraved, I rendered two positions of the THiNK engravings, which one do you like better?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/rVPe8c0.png)


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


Top one; the extra space makes the text look less crowded.

+1 for top position.

+1 for Top. Loving that lavender colour scheme btw!

Thanks folks, This is indeed consistent with my expectations!

By the way, I am experimenting with adding one more OG Think6.5 element to the design. Stay tuned!

Please say it's the lightbulb backplate, instead of the anchor  :))

Lightbulb would be interesting!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: ninjacore on Sat, 02 May 2020, 07:28:50
+1 lightbulb backplate
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 02 May 2020, 10:10:56
Top for sure looks better.

Sent from my SM-N975F using Tapatalk



+1 for Top. Loving that lavender colour scheme btw!

It appeared that most would want THiNK engraved, I rendered two positions of the THiNK engravings, which one do you like better?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/rVPe8c0.png)


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


Top one; the extra space makes the text look less crowded.

+1 for top position.

+1 for Top. Loving that lavender colour scheme btw!

Thanks folks, This is indeed consistent with my expectations!

By the way, I am experimenting with adding one more OG Think6.5 element to the design. Stay tuned!

Please say it's the lightbulb backplate, instead of the anchor  :))

Not that part...the anchor weight will stay. But somewhere else unexpected.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 02 May 2020, 11:21:51
Looking to make the design a bit more seamless. Hoping to share some renders soon.

Also, likely I won't be covering screws with rubber feet anymore as most don't seem to care about screw holes but not interested in ripping apart the rubber feet to unscrew. Thoughts?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Sat, 02 May 2020, 11:41:43
Looking to make the design a bit more seamless. Hoping to share some renders soon.

Also, likely I won't be covering screws with rubber feet anymore as most don't seem to care about screw holes but not interested in ripping apart the rubber feet to unscrew. Thoughts?

I prefer not to cover the screw holes with the rubber. The screw holes don't affect the aesthetic due to being below but having to remove them every time you want to open the case is no fun.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Sat, 02 May 2020, 12:20:05
Looking to make the design a bit more seamless. Hoping to share some renders soon.

Also, likely I won't be covering screws with rubber feet anymore as most don't seem to care about screw holes but not interested in ripping apart the rubber feet to unscrew. Thoughts?

I prefer not to cover the screw holes with the rubber. The screw holes don't affect the aesthetic due to being below but having to remove them every time you want to open the case is no fun.  :thumb:

Agreed.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: beekey on Sat, 02 May 2020, 12:53:30
Looking to make the design a bit more seamless. Hoping to share some renders soon.

Also, likely I won't be covering screws with rubber feet anymore as most don't seem to care about screw holes but not interested in ripping apart the rubber feet to unscrew. Thoughts?
Please don't cover them. I  normally cut the rubber to not have to peel it off every time I try something with a board.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: dereknt on Sat, 02 May 2020, 14:43:38
The anchor seems a bit random. Why is GrayStudio instagram seems to be promoting the old light bulb logo for V2 when the board seems to be heading toward the anchor logo. A unified branding will creates a stronger branding. It creates confusion when the front is a light bulb yet the back is an anchor. Be consistent with branding when doing promotion, a style guide will help with that.

Love both. From outside perspective, the light bulb seems to emote "Think6.5 v2.0" while the anchor says "ReThink6.5". If you are mixing both of the logo on the same board, then one of the logo will look like an "after thought".

However, I understand doing a redesign is hard: you want to retain the old audience while pushing changes. From my experience, if you want to create a new look and feel, you have to be bold. Being consistent will make the design more holistic. Right now, the front of the board doesn't seems to speak the same design language as the back.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: Vaudevi77ain on Sat, 02 May 2020, 15:42:01
The anchor seems a bit random. Why is GrayStudio instagram seems to be promoting the old light bulb logo for V2 when the board seems to be heading toward the anchor logo. A unified branding will creates a stronger branding. It creates confusion when the front is a light bulb yet the back is an anchor. Be consistent with branding when doing promotion, a style guide will help with that.

Love both. From outside perspective, the light bulb seems to emote "Think6.5 v2.0" while the anchor says "ReThink6.5". If you are mixing both of the logo on the same board, then one of the logo will look like an "after thought".

However, I understand doing a redesign is hard: you want to retain the old audience while pushing changes. From my experience, if you want to create a new look and feel, you have to be bold. Being consistent will make the design more holistic. Right now, the front of the board doesn't seems to speak the same design language as the back.

This summarizes my feelings on the whole anchor theme. The thing that makes Think unique as an enthusiast board is that it already has a following because of a strongly established look and brand; to change it while keeping it named the same betrays expectations, and potentially leads to disappointment.

Right now I think the design is suffering a bit of schizophrenia because it incorporates elements that fans recognize (the name, the lightbulb) but combines it with thematic elements that don't make sense (the sailboat, the anchor). If you had to rely on a paragraph of text explaining the meaning of those new elements, is it successful as a design?

Granted, I understand how oldcat feels - the anchor theme is something that he and his wife love on a personal level, and it's clear that he has an investment in making improvements and doing something different than before. But I would counter that oldcat should probably THiNK about just making it a new board with a bold new design instead, so that people have the right expectations about it. Personally, this would have been an insta-buy for me if it were just a design refresh of the Think6.5 with a gasket mount and a more seamless design - but the misplaced nautical elements are enough for me to reconsider.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: dereknt on Sat, 02 May 2020, 17:24:41
The anchor seems a bit random. Why is GrayStudio instagram seems to be promoting the old light bulb logo for V2 when the board seems to be heading toward the anchor logo. A unified branding will creates a stronger branding. It creates confusion when the front is a light bulb yet the back is an anchor. Be consistent with branding when doing promotion, a style guide will help with that.

Love both. From outside perspective, the light bulb seems to emote "Think6.5 v2.0" while the anchor says "ReThink6.5". If you are mixing both of the logo on the same board, then one of the logo will look like an "after thought".

However, I understand doing a redesign is hard: you want to retain the old audience while pushing changes. From my experience, if you want to create a new look and feel, you have to be bold. Being consistent will make the design more holistic. Right now, the front of the board doesn't seems to speak the same design language as the back.

This summarizes my feelings on the whole anchor theme. The thing that makes Think unique as an enthusiast board is that it already has a following because of a strongly established look and brand; to change it while keeping it named the same betrays expectations, and potentially leads to disappointment.

Right now I think the design is suffering a bit of schizophrenia because it incorporates elements that fans recognize (the name, the lightbulb) but combines it with thematic elements that don't make sense (the sailboat, the anchor). If you had to rely on a paragraph of text explaining the meaning of those new elements, is it successful as a design?

Granted, I understand how oldcat feels - the anchor theme is something that he and his wife love on a personal level, and it's clear that he has an investment in making improvements and doing something different than before. But I would counter that oldcat should probably THiNK about just making it a new board with a bold new design instead, so that people have the right expectations about it. Personally, this would have been an insta-buy for me if it were just a design refresh of the Think6.5 with a gasket mount and a more seamless design - but the misplaced nautical elements are enough for me to reconsider.

This is the exact problem of inconsistent design language and branding. When your audience wants you to engrave "THiNK" into the board, a light bulb should pop up and make you think why engraving "THiNK" was necessary. I'm not saying this is good or bad, just something to think about.

Now, this is completely my opinion. I think the brand Think6.5 is too deeply connected with the light bulb. People associate Think6.5 with the gear looking light bulb. So when you presented them with an anchor, even after paragraphs of story and description, they still want the "Think" to be engraved on there. A logo identifies, not describe -- I'm quoting Sagi Haviv and Brian Collins (Haviv did branding for National Geographic etc. and Brian Collins did Spotify etc.). Adding "v2.0" seems like a cheap compromise just for brand loyalty retention.

Again, this is purely on the branding perspective. Nothing I said was about badge placement or case design. However, to me, branding helps guide the design. Without a clear branding, it is hard to achieve a holistic design. 
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: 0pokn on Sat, 02 May 2020, 19:59:43
I really hope we can keep talking about the Sailboat badge, or having an MOQ for those of us who want it. Having the whole anchor design, I think it will go nicely with the theme. with some nice Blue caps! Hopefully I am not the only one who feels this way!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 02 May 2020, 20:33:39
I really hope we can keep talking about the Sailboat badge, or having an MOQ for those of us who want it. Having the whole anchor design, I think it will go nicely with the theme. with some nice Blue caps! Hopefully I am not the only one who feels this way!

Some old renders for you (some details have been changed in the latest design but new renders arenít out yet).

[attachimg=1]

[attachimg=2]
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 02 May 2020, 22:37:22
Three more items to finish during the weekend:

12. Tweak "THiNK" engraving location: working on
13. Rubber feet do not cover screw holes.: working on
14. Consider a tweak to the rear end (currently it's a magnet badge attached to the bottom case - won't work well with PC) to enable PC production: working on
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: Domantas on Sun, 03 May 2020, 07:36:05
Don't make any writting just pure logo design I like that! 2020 is hm. If there would alternate badges than one with 2020 maybe but if there is only one option it is better eithout that one. Also could u conider add a mouse badge because it is 2020 :DDD
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: noorejji on Sun, 03 May 2020, 07:47:08
Iím hoping the sail badge makes it in, it looks lovely and really brings out some warm and nostalgic feelings in me.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 03 May 2020, 10:04:19
Came across this stock art with CC-SA4.0 license which I can modify and use

Plan to work on a Thonk badge or artisan. Would anyone be interested?

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: foysauce_ on Sun, 03 May 2020, 10:50:01
Came across this stock art with CC-SA4.0 license which I can modify and use

Plan to work on a Thonk badge or artisan. Would anyone be interested?

(Attachment Link)

It would definitely be unique and pretty funny :D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk badge or artisan?
Post by: Vadurr on Sun, 03 May 2020, 12:59:05
totally down for a dogethink or catthink badge LOL
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk badge or artisan?
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 03 May 2020, 13:09:48
totally down for a dogethink or catthink badge LOL

Cat think designed by Fannie, thoughts?

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 03 May 2020, 13:11:48
You should use the old logo or your avatar. Def be interested then. Not feeling the new logos. Too flashy

Thanks bro. I've been trying to get a cat badge going - stuck with my (un)creative mind!
That would be super cool!!! The old logo was very clean and modern. A cat would be sick though!

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CatThink designs out! Credits go to my friend Fannie.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk badge or artisan?
Post by: Vadurr on Sun, 03 May 2020, 13:23:17
totally down for a dogethink or catthink badge LOL

Cat think designed by Fannie, thoughts?

(Attachment Link)

I like catthink #2
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk/cat badge maybe?
Post by: asciisii on Sun, 03 May 2020, 13:35:36
Love Catthink#3
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk badge or artisan?
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Sun, 03 May 2020, 15:42:19
totally down for a dogethink or catthink badge LOL

Cat think designed by Fannie, thoughts?

(Attachment Link)

Personally, theyíre not really for me. Not my style. That being said, of them, #1 is my favorite, as it seems to be most similar to/evocative of your logo (IMO).
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk/cat badge maybe?
Post by: d0wngrade on Sun, 03 May 2020, 15:45:15
I'm torn between catthink 1 and 3
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk badge or artisan?
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 03 May 2020, 16:25:03
totally down for a dogethink or catthink badge LOL

Cat think designed by Fannie, thoughts?

(Attachment Link)

Personally, theyíre not really for me. Not my style. That being said, of them, #1 is my favorite, as it seems to be most similar to/evocative of your logo (IMO).

Thanks. CatThink or Thonk, if are to happen, will not be the default badge. I would like the lightbulb to be the default badge (either 1U or 2U).
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk/cat badge maybe?
Post by: quadrotiles on Sun, 03 May 2020, 16:34:12
3rd cat badge would be perfect! One of those in rose gold or pink :D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk/cat badge maybe?
Post by: Spicemaster on Sun, 03 May 2020, 19:12:48
I'm torn between catthink 1 and 3

I'm in the same boat. I like the idea for Catthink, 1 and 3 would be my votes
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk/cat badge maybe?
Post by: dustinhxc on Sun, 03 May 2020, 23:25:33
Cat think 1 is soooo cute and clean!! Love it!!!


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk badge or artisan?
Post by: beekey on Mon, 04 May 2020, 01:38:49
totally down for a dogethink or catthink badge LOL

Cat think designed by Fannie, thoughts?

(Attachment Link)
1. or 3.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: dibkib on Mon, 04 May 2020, 02:30:16
But I would counter that oldcat should probably THiNK about just making it a new board with a bold new design instead, so that people have the right expectations about it. Personally, this would have been an insta-buy for me if it were just a design refresh of the Think6.5 with a gasket mount and a more seamless design - but the misplaced nautical elements are enough for me to reconsider.

This exactly. I'm following the thread in the hope that there's a non-maritime option offered eventually. If it stays, I don't think I'll be purchasing a board, because it's not what I want from a THiNK board. It's not a bad design, but it's not representative of what I've come to associate THiNK with, and it feels too much like two discordant elements are being forced together, except they don't go particularly well together.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk/cat badge maybe?
Post by: PvtSkittles on Mon, 04 May 2020, 03:06:25
Not sure if this is physically possible due to how the badge might be mounted or due to machining, but with a cat badge in the top right corner you could potentially even have cat paws peeking over where the bottom of the badge meets the main body of the case.  Just a crazy idea  :))
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk/cat badge maybe?
Post by: youreyesonly on Mon, 04 May 2020, 04:43:52
those cat badges aren't my thing but there are two id definitely get as an additional badge. I hope you make them!

Also, anyway to have a hot swap PCB?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk/cat badge maybe?
Post by: OsoKekkou on Mon, 04 May 2020, 05:39:11
+1 for OG badge, Cat #3 , Poly Carb  :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk/cat badge maybe?
Post by: unsuredreamz on Mon, 04 May 2020, 07:08:54
love the new badge, cat #3, poly carb. Is it possible to have a hot swappable pcb version?  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk badge or artisan?
Post by: foysauce_ on Mon, 04 May 2020, 08:26:42
totally down for a dogethink or catthink badge LOL

Cat think designed by Fannie, thoughts?

(Attachment Link)

Cat #1 and #3!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk/cat badge maybe?
Post by: neutralstate on Mon, 04 May 2020, 08:39:04
Cat #1. The bulb (which is a Think feature) is alot larger and move obvious, and there is more of a cheeky, happy expression on it compared to the rest.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Engraving "THiNK"?
Post by: spinozsa on Mon, 04 May 2020, 09:07:20
The anchor seems a bit random. Why is GrayStudio instagram seems to be promoting the old light bulb logo for V2 when the board seems to be heading toward the anchor logo. A unified branding will creates a stronger branding. It creates confusion when the front is a light bulb yet the back is an anchor. Be consistent with branding when doing promotion, a style guide will help with that.

Love both. From outside perspective, the light bulb seems to emote "Think6.5 v2.0" while the anchor says "ReThink6.5". If you are mixing both of the logo on the same board, then one of the logo will look like an "after thought".

However, I understand doing a redesign is hard: you want to retain the old audience while pushing changes. From my experience, if you want to create a new look and feel, you have to be bold. Being consistent will make the design more holistic. Right now, the front of the board doesn't seems to speak the same design language as the back.

I agree with this so much, but he seems so biased in wanting to keep it at this point. Seems that's the case because his wife recommended it if the backstory is anything to go off of.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk/cat badge maybe?
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 04 May 2020, 11:47:04
Some PC renders here:

A bit change to the rear (for the better I think) is being made to optimize for PC production, more details to come!

(https://i.imgur.com/O7JbHtY.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk/cat badge maybe?
Post by: FTR_Beat on Mon, 04 May 2020, 12:02:42
looks super clean!

So PC option confirmed huh...  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk/cat badge maybe?
Post by: Vadurr on Mon, 04 May 2020, 12:08:25
Some PC renders here:

A bit change to the rear (for the better I think) is being made to optimize for PC production, more details to come!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/O7JbHtY.png)


All three look so good x__x
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Mon, 04 May 2020, 13:21:27
Yes please, I'm interested! Same look as v1 wouldn't bother me, I'd prefer to not have 2020 there, but that's me, not a dealbreaker.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: Mainian on Mon, 04 May 2020, 15:18:55
Some PC renders here:

A bit change to the rear (for the better I think) is being made to optimize for PC production, more details to come!


I think I prefer an inlaid badge design, with the case running the around the entire board? I guess I haven't seen the any boards with a badge like this in person, but wouldn't error tolerance between cast top and badge be much lower with a design like this, gaps and spacing issues would be much easier to spot, etc...?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | Thonk/cat badge maybe?
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 04 May 2020, 16:55:07
looks super clean!

So PC option confirmed huh...  :thumb:

YES!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 04 May 2020, 19:27:41
Anyone like this badge? Just a thought. Potter said we choose 1 marine theme badge (out of the 4 designed). Lightbulb badge will be made for sure.

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: aclassynerd on Mon, 04 May 2020, 20:20:22
Anyone like this badge? Just a thought. Potter said we choose 1 marine theme badge (out of the 4 designed). Lightbulb badge will be made for sure.

(Attachment Link)

I like it. Looks more consistent. Maybe take out the line underneath that anchor?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 04 May 2020, 21:40:29
Anyone like this badge? Just a thought. Potter said we choose 1 marine theme badge (out of the 4 designed). Lightbulb badge will be made for sure.

(Attachment Link)

I like it. Looks more consistent. Maybe take out the line underneath that anchor?

It is the RGB lighting shining through a diffuser from underneath the badge, similar for other badges :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: dereknt on Mon, 04 May 2020, 21:55:51
I think the latest nautical theme deserve its own name instead of being a "v2.0". I looked at it and I don't see any Think6.5 characteristic in it. Please don't get me wrong, I think it is beautiful and to be on its own.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: Anj on Mon, 04 May 2020, 22:41:25
I was sold with cat badge.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 05 May 2020, 02:09:33
I think the latest nautical theme deserve its own name instead of being a "v2.0". I looked at it and I don't see any Think6.5 characteristic in it. Please don't get me wrong, I think it is beautiful and to be on its own.

Just playing with badge designs. I will make some for my own use but most of them will be left out of the GB except the weight which I really loved.

One more think element is forthcoming to the design :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: dibkib on Tue, 05 May 2020, 02:42:42
I think the latest nautical theme deserve its own name instead of being a "v2.0". I looked at it and I don't see any Think6.5 characteristic in it. Please don't get me wrong, I think it is beautiful and to be on its own.

Just playing with badge designs. I will make some for my own use but most of them will be left out of the GB except the weight which I really loved.

One more think element is forthcoming to the design :)

But the weight is arguably the most prominent part of the nautical theme that a number of people are not so keen to see in this v2.0 and are saying should be its own board. I don't know, make it a separate KVID-20 board or something to remember if you're so intent on the backstory, but right now, adding this to THiNK is like Pringles saying they want to branch out and do popcorn haha
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: Ultimatum on Tue, 05 May 2020, 02:49:24
Anyone like this badge? Just a thought. Potter said we choose 1 marine theme badge (out of the 4 designed). Lightbulb badge will be made for sure.

(Attachment Link)

I like it!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: Vireca on Tue, 05 May 2020, 06:58:52
Why  is this new version 50 dollars more expensive than the R1 Think6.5?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: Shiftbuzz on Tue, 05 May 2020, 08:49:26
Does the PC version have underglow lighting?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 05 May 2020, 09:14:32
CatThink metal artisan by AirPotter and Fannie. Thonk badge still being worked on.

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 05 May 2020, 10:33:53
I tweaked the rear side by removing the magnetic stripe badge that attaches to the bottom, so that the polycarbonate version can be properly machined and assembled.

There will be 3 additional rear designs I have finished and am rendering at this moment. And a major poll about the USB connector outlet will be live tomorrow, stay tuned! Thanks to many friends for the feedback. Let me know your thoughts!

(https://i.imgur.com/5xTGZ8J.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/iju9gCc.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Tue, 05 May 2020, 11:20:11
I tweaked the rear side by removing the magnetic stripe badge that attaches to the bottom, so that the polycarbonate version can be properly machined and assembled.

There will be 3 additional rear designs I have finished and am rendering at this moment. And a major poll about the USB connector outlet will be live tomorrow, stay tuned! Thanks to many friends for the feedback. Let me know your thoughts!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/5xTGZ8J.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/iju9gCc.png)


There was a magnetic stripe badge? How did I miss that? Also looks good!!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Tue, 05 May 2020, 11:21:14
I tweaked the rear side by removing the magnetic stripe badge that attaches to the bottom, so that the polycarbonate version can be properly machined and assembled.

There will be 3 additional rear designs I have finished and am rendering at this moment. And a major poll about the USB connector outlet will be live tomorrow, stay tuned! Thanks to many friends for the feedback. Let me know your thoughts!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/5xTGZ8J.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/iju9gCc.png)


I didn't notice the stripe but I do like the clean look  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 05 May 2020, 11:51:54
I tweaked the rear side by removing the magnetic stripe badge that attaches to the bottom, so that the polycarbonate version can be properly machined and assembled.

There will be 3 additional rear designs I have finished and am rendering at this moment. And a major poll about the USB connector outlet will be live tomorrow, stay tuned! Thanks to many friends for the feedback. Let me know your thoughts!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/5xTGZ8J.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/iju9gCc.png)


There was a magnetic stripe badge? How did I miss that? Also looks good!!

Haha there was indeed. Didn't pop out in discussions really so I think people aren't really impressed by the stripe badge, and it will be a nightmare to work with PC using that design, so I cut the magnetic stripe badge out.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: beekey on Tue, 05 May 2020, 12:05:59
I tweaked the rear side by removing the magnetic stripe badge that attaches to the bottom, so that the polycarbonate version can be properly machined and assembled.

There will be 3 additional rear designs I have finished and am rendering at this moment. And a major poll about the USB connector outlet will be live tomorrow, stay tuned! Thanks to many friends for the feedback. Let me know your thoughts!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/5xTGZ8J.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/iju9gCc.png)

Looks nice, still like the 2u bottom position better. Hope there will be nice colour combinations.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | cat badge + gear outlet
Post by: dustinhxc on Tue, 05 May 2020, 13:38:45
Polycarb hell yes! Would the cat badges be available to swap in place of the lightbulb?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | cat badge + gear outlet
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Tue, 05 May 2020, 13:58:05
@oldcat do you think you'll publish the files for the badges again? I'm sure I'll like something from the options offered, but it definitely seems like a fun thing to play with.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | cat badge + gear outlet
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 05 May 2020, 17:18:37
@oldcat do you think you'll publish the files for the badges again? I'm sure I'll like something from the options offered, but it definitely seems like a fun thing to play with.

Yeah can do that after the GB fulfillment (just need to confirm with Potter). One little caveat is that this badge design will have magnets and if you make a badge you also need to source right-sized magnets :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | cat artisan+gear outlet
Post by: dustinhxc on Tue, 05 May 2020, 17:50:03
(https://i.imgur.com/O7JbHtY.png)

This PC one is FIRE! Love it... Emblem in corner. Partial translucent. Clean!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | cat artisan+gear outlet
Post by: Freyon on Tue, 05 May 2020, 17:50:41
I feel that the board should be called something else if it doesn't have the original badge placement, or if the top right 1u badge isn't a lightbulb. The design of the case is noticeably different, and if the two signature features of the think are removed, it doesn't really seem like a v2 of the same board :-\

I'd love to see a top right 1u badge with an upright, backlit lightbulb. Also, the badge showing on the side profile looks kinda weird to me. I think it'll look a lot cleaner if it's entirely mounted on top, like the iron165

On another note, keep up the great work! I really appreciate your openness and transparency. I have high hopes for you guys, been looking forward to an r2 :D

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: ScullyD on Tue, 05 May 2020, 20:17:06
Anyone like this badge? Just a thought. Potter said we choose 1 marine theme badge (out of the 4 designed). Lightbulb badge will be made for sure.

(Attachment Link)

Absolutely love this badge.  Just take my money please!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | cat artisan+gear outlet
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 05 May 2020, 21:08:06
I feel that the board should be called something else if it doesn't have the original badge placement, or if the top right 1u badge isn't a lightbulb. The design of the case is noticeably different, and if the two signature features of the think are removed, it doesn't really seem like a v2 of the same board :-\

I'd love to see a top right 1u badge with an upright, backlit lightbulb. Also, the badge showing on the side profile looks kinda weird to me. I think it'll look a lot cleaner if it's entirely mounted on top, like the iron165

On another note, keep up the great work! I really appreciate your openness and transparency. I have high hopes for you guys, been looking forward to an r2 :D

Thanks for the feedback. Believe the naming issue has been addressed earlier. It is now called v2 (meaning there are substantive changes) as opposed to r2 (more of a replica). It is also for convenience as I do not have plans for other projects or 'lines of keyboards.'
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | PC render | cat badge
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 06 May 2020, 01:40:39
Anyone like this badge? Just a thought. Potter said we choose 1 marine theme badge (out of the 4 designed). Lightbulb badge will be made for sure.

(Attachment Link)

Absolutely love this badge.  Just take my money please!

Thanks bro!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Hoennn on Wed, 06 May 2020, 11:41:57
Locked.

Top right placement is preference.

super off topic, but how did you get all of those banners in your signature? I have a few of them on mine but only like 3 show up
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Wed, 06 May 2020, 11:44:19
Locked.

Top right placement is preference.

super off topic, but how did you get all of those banners in your signature? I have a few of them on mine but only like 3 show up

Copy and paste the code into the signature portion of your forum profile page. If they have different aspect ratios, there might be problems with them all showing up. Idk if there is a limit on how many you can have.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | CatThink artisan
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 06 May 2020, 12:41:05
I will be designing a couple of Thonk artisans based on this open emoji: https://openmoji.org/library/#search=think&emoji=1F914
Any thoughts?

(https://openmoji.org/data/black/svg/1F914.svg)

Disclaimer: this is a stock art by Emily Jšger, under CC BY-SA 4.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | CatThink artisan
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Wed, 06 May 2020, 13:01:16
I will be designing a couple of Thonk artisans based on this open emoji: https://openmoji.org/library/#search=think&emoji=1F914
Any thoughts?

Show Image
(https://openmoji.org/data/black/svg/1F914.svg)


Disclaimer: this is a stock art by Emily Jšger, under CC BY-SA 4.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

I like the emoji. I am a little weird with artisans though. I don't personally like artisans that deviate from the profile of the rest of the keys. For example, I'm a sucker for RAMA keycaps and things like the Dwarf Factory Apollo artisans, but artisans that are sculptures or what have you don't do it for me. Again, all personal.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | CatThink artisan
Post by: dereknt on Wed, 06 May 2020, 13:29:44
I will be designing a couple of Thonk artisans based on this open emoji: https://openmoji.org/library/#search=think&emoji=1F914
Any thoughts?

Show Image
(https://openmoji.org/data/black/svg/1F914.svg)


Disclaimer: this is a stock art by Emily Jšger, under CC BY-SA 4.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

We can have this as an easter eggs engraving some where in the keyboard LOL or we can print it on the PCB. *Thonk*
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | CatThink artisan
Post by: ritingon on Wed, 06 May 2020, 14:32:27
Oh my.  I'm 100% in for this -- and I'm typing on a v1 right now.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | CatThink artisan
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 06 May 2020, 15:25:45
I will be designing a couple of Thonk artisans based on this open emoji: https://openmoji.org/library/#search=think&emoji=1F914
Any thoughts?

Show Image
(https://openmoji.org/data/black/svg/1F914.svg)


Disclaimer: this is a stock art by Emily Jšger, under CC BY-SA 4.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

I like the emoji. I am a little weird with artisans though. I don't personally like artisans that deviate from the profile of the rest of the keys. For example, I'm a sucker for RAMA keycaps and things like the Dwarf Factory Apollo artisans, but artisans that are sculptures or what have you don't do it for me. Again, all personal.

Yeah, it will be cherry profile R1 height (ESC in 65% boards)  :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | CatThink artisan
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Wed, 06 May 2020, 15:31:06
I will be designing a couple of Thonk artisans based on this open emoji: https://openmoji.org/library/#search=think&emoji=1F914
Any thoughts?

Show Image
(https://openmoji.org/data/black/svg/1F914.svg)


Disclaimer: this is a stock art by Emily Jšger, under CC BY-SA 4.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

I like the emoji. I am a little weird with artisans though. I don't personally like artisans that deviate from the profile of the rest of the keys. For example, I'm a sucker for RAMA keycaps and things like the Dwarf Factory Apollo artisans, but artisans that are sculptures or what have you don't do it for me. Again, all personal.

Yeah, it will be cherry profile R1 height (ESC in 65% boards)  :)

Bless. Goodbye, money
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | CatThink artisan
Post by: S™int on Wed, 06 May 2020, 16:13:34
I really like the new Light bulb icon feels like it stays true to the Think aspect of it while still feeling new and refreshed. Would love for that to be the badge on the back as well!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | CatThink artisan
Post by: ninjacore on Wed, 06 May 2020, 21:14:40
Really like the detail around the usb port :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | CatThink artisan
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 06 May 2020, 22:48:51
Really like the detail around the usb port :)

Love it too! As a matter of fact I designed 4 USB outlets, they all kind of look nice, and will put up a comparison image and a poll soon!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | CatThink artisan
Post by: musicgecko on Wed, 06 May 2020, 23:07:10
Please let there be a polycarbonate version, would love to have one.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | CatThink artisan
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 07 May 2020, 01:29:35
Please let there be a polycarbonate version, would love to have one.

Yes!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink | New Layout Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 07 May 2020, 12:28:26
New Poll about the USB outlet design choice and the Keyboard Compatible Layout options: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WVvH6Xy0c0S6COTEKRw8WwBMFHqbKpzIUaLOxDGYIEw/viewform


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

(https://i.imgur.com/COtWC5N.png)

Cast your vote to shape the final design!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink | New Layout Poll!
Post by: Vadurr on Thu, 07 May 2020, 13:36:39
New Poll about the USB outlet design choice and the Keyboard Compatible Layout options: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WVvH6Xy0c0S6COTEKRw8WwBMFHqbKpzIUaLOxDGYIEw/viewform


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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/COtWC5N.png)


Went with option D and wkl + split backspace  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink | New Layout Poll!
Post by: r0b0t_D3vil on Thu, 07 May 2020, 14:13:38
Another vote for option D.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink | New Layout Poll!
Post by: fabijolo on Thu, 07 May 2020, 14:42:53
B has a really great aesthetic to it imo
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink | New Layout Poll!
Post by: musicgecko on Thu, 07 May 2020, 15:49:27
option B, much cleaner to me.

also any chance glass fiber enhanced PC or dyed PC will be in this round?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink | New Layout Poll!
Post by: StanleyLelnats on Thu, 07 May 2020, 16:17:36
B looks great and goes with the theme really well imo. However, if people were to opt for the sailing aesthetic weight/badge it might be a bit out of place
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink | New Layout Poll!
Post by: TeslaDev on Thu, 07 May 2020, 16:23:48
Loving B and Default layout!

Mentally preparing to snap this up already. Amazing work.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink | New Layout Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 07 May 2020, 17:40:28
Loving B and Default layout!

Mentally preparing to snap this up already. Amazing work.  :thumb:

Thank you very much! Come to reply to this since your username is super awesome!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: RedRhyno on Thu, 07 May 2020, 17:49:25
Option D is super clean so voted for that. Option B is also nice. Default layout for sure.  :thumb:

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: dustinhxc on Thu, 07 May 2020, 18:19:47
Damnnn B with that gear is slick!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink | New Layout Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 07 May 2020, 20:59:27
option B, much cleaner to me.

also any chance glass fiber enhanced PC or dyed PC will be in this round?

Most likely no black PC this time... it was unfortunately much harder to machine and costly to surface treatment.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: aclassynerd on Thu, 07 May 2020, 22:00:36
Love the gear detail, but seems a little inconsistent with the sailboat (badge) and anchor.

Maybe instead of the gear make it look like a boats wheel (helm?) ? idk just throwing ideas

I vote D for consistency cuz of that boat.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 07 May 2020, 22:49:55
Love the gear detail, but seems a little inconsistent with the sailboat (badge) and anchor.

Maybe instead of the gear make it look like a boats wheel (helm?) ? idk just throwing ideas

I vote D for consistency cuz of that boat.

Boat badge is unfortunately voted the last place and most likely it will be gone. Anchor weight will stay.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: Roddin on Fri, 08 May 2020, 02:48:48
 :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:. may i know when the GB will be open?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink | New Layout Poll!
Post by: FTR_Beat on Fri, 08 May 2020, 08:39:36
New Poll about the USB outlet design choice and the Keyboard Compatible Layout options: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WVvH6Xy0c0S6COTEKRw8WwBMFHqbKpzIUaLOxDGYIEw/viewform


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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/COtWC5N.png)


Cast your vote to shape the final design!

I think D looks best. However, since this is a cut out, A and B would be my preference to get a seamless enclosure, case.

I am probably the only one who voted A and default =)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 08 May 2020, 09:42:25
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:. may i know when the GB will be open?

depending on the progress of the space65 GB. Potter will start this GB after the space65 ships. So far the progress is looking good, so we should be looking at Q3 sometime. I will update the GB date as we get closer to space65 shipping.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink | New Layout Poll!
Post by: PotatoTM on Fri, 08 May 2020, 10:52:24
Most likely no black PC this time... it was unfortunately much harder to machine and costly to surface treatment.

Boat badge is unfortunately voted the last place and most likely it will be gone. Anchor weight will stay.

Damn unfortunate, these were the 2 I was most looking forward to. Guess I don't share popular opinion :(. Still looking forward to how this GB turns out!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink | New Layout Poll!
Post by: MadsMe on Fri, 08 May 2020, 11:52:05
New Poll about the USB outlet design choice and the Keyboard Compatible Layout options: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WVvH6Xy0c0S6COTEKRw8WwBMFHqbKpzIUaLOxDGYIEw/viewform


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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/COtWC5N.png)


Cast your vote to shape the final design!

Any chance that the boat engraving on option D will appear on the others? Or atleast an engraving of any kind?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: kwhilden on Fri, 08 May 2020, 12:02:47
When you make a split-space-bar option... Please make an option for the 2.75u to be on the left side.  I always hit space with my left thumb. 2.25u on the left is too small and that's why I didn't get the Cyber voyager

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: MaouPS on Fri, 08 May 2020, 12:35:59
When you make a split-space-bar option... Please make an option for the 2.75u to be on the left side.  I always hit space with my left thumb. 2.25u on the left is too small and that's why I didn't get the Cyber voyager

+1, I wish this is more common.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Fri, 08 May 2020, 16:38:26
When you make a split-space-bar option... Please make an option for the 2.75u to be on the left side.  I always hit space with my left thumb. 2.25u on the left is too small and that's why I didn't get the Cyber voyager

+1, I wish this is more common.

As someone who always presses space bar with their right thumb, it fascinates me when I see someone always using their left or both. It's like crossing your arms with the opposite arm on top; using my left thumb to press space bar just feels so weird to me. Anyway, I'm not criticizing. I don't even use split space bar. I just have too much social-distancing-induced free time, and I thought I'd bump this IC. Sorry for the spam.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink | New Layout Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 08 May 2020, 21:38:43
New Poll about the USB outlet design choice and the Keyboard Compatible Layout options: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WVvH6Xy0c0S6COTEKRw8WwBMFHqbKpzIUaLOxDGYIEw/viewform


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


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(https://i.imgur.com/COtWC5N.png)


Cast your vote to shape the final design!

Any chance that the boat engraving on option D will appear on the others? Or atleast an engraving of any kind?

Thanks, will think about this!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 08 May 2020, 23:59:38
When you make a split-space-bar option... Please make an option for the 2.75u to be on the left side.  I always hit space with my left thumb. 2.25u on the left is too small and that's why I didn't get the Cyber voyager

Will consider if there is enough interest for split space. There are also people who want 3u-3u. It will require a lot of cuts to the plate, which I try to avoid.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 09 May 2020, 11:43:24
brought the LED lightstrip (above the badge) back to the 2U badge version, do you like it with or without LED lightstrip above where the badge is?

(https://i.imgur.com/DyiZdE8.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Sat, 09 May 2020, 11:46:54
brought the LED lightstrip (above the badge) back to the 2U badge version, do you like it with or without LED lightstrip above where the badge is?

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(https://i.imgur.com/DyiZdE8.png)


I feel like it detracts a little from the backlighting in the badge, but I wouldnít complain if you kept it. Iíll defer to you or others who may have a stronger opinion.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: Roddin on Sat, 09 May 2020, 14:43:00
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:. may i know when the GB will be open?

depending on the progress of the space65 GB. Potter will start this GB after the space65 ships. So far the progress is looking good, so we should be looking at Q3 sometime. I will update the GB date as we get closer to space65 shipping.

thanks for the update bro. can't wait. lol
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: DeVita on Sat, 09 May 2020, 17:25:42
Looks so nice! I read that the version 1 Think6.5 had a badgeless version, is that the same case here?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: spinozsa on Sat, 09 May 2020, 19:07:08
Boat badge is unfortunately voted the last place and most likely it will be gone. Anchor weight will stay.

Anchor weight will stay? Are you that desperate to please your wife and not have her idea shot down despite many others not liking it?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: jackofclubs on Sat, 09 May 2020, 19:19:10
When you make a split-space-bar option... Please make an option for the 2.75u to be on the left side.  I always hit space with my left thumb. 2.25u on the left is too small and that's why I didn't get the Cyber voyager

Will consider if there is enough interest for split space. There are also people who want 3u-3u. It will require a lot of cuts to the plate, which I try to avoid.

Yes +1 for the left 2.75u or 2 3us pleaaassssee! Also anything with the boat that can still be salvaged... I loved the nautical theme :/
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Sat, 09 May 2020, 19:26:27
Boat badge is unfortunately voted the last place and most likely it will be gone. Anchor weight will stay.

Anchor weight will stay? Are you that desperate to please your wife and not have her idea shot down despite many others not liking it?

Hey. Be polite. Not cool.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: Spicemaster on Sat, 09 May 2020, 20:41:00
Boat badge is unfortunately voted the last place and most likely it will be gone. Anchor weight will stay.

Anchor weight will stay? Are you that desperate to please your wife and not have her idea shot down despite many others not liking it?

Hey. Be polite. Not cool.

Yea, just here to affirm ^^ ain't cool.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 10 May 2020, 00:56:57
Boat badge is unfortunately voted the last place and most likely it will be gone. Anchor weight will stay.

Anchor weight will stay? Are you that desperate to please your wife and not have her idea shot down despite many others not liking it?

I personally like the anchor design way more than R1 weight, aesthetically. Thanks. And there are many who like it. Can't please everyone unfortunately :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: noorejji on Sun, 10 May 2020, 01:59:29
Boat badge is unfortunately voted the last place and most likely it will be gone. Anchor weight will stay.
Thatís too bad. GL w/GB.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 10 May 2020, 02:10:55
Boat badge is unfortunately voted the last place and most likely it will be gone. Anchor weight will stay.
Thatís too bad. GL w/GB.

Purely from aesthetic view, I feel boat badge wonít look good in 2U format, so I didnít t even render it. It might actually looks great in 1U format so who knows I may be crazy enough to provide it eventually.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // Poll Added | CatThink artisan
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 10 May 2020, 11:43:33
I will be designing a couple of Thonk artisans based on this open emoji: https://openmoji.org/library/#search=think&emoji=1F914
Any thoughts?

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(https://openmoji.org/data/black/svg/1F914.svg)


Disclaimer: this is a stock art by Emily Jšger, under CC BY-SA 4.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

We can have this as an easter eggs engraving some where in the keyboard LOL or we can print it on the PCB. *Thonk*

Haha for sure, will think about where to engrave or print it :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: DEMO S on Sun, 10 May 2020, 15:40:00
Working on the prototype pcb!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: JvMil on Sun, 10 May 2020, 16:37:53
Looks amazing, def interested in the polycarbonate version!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: ScullyD on Sun, 10 May 2020, 16:46:46
brought the LED lightstrip (above the badge) back to the 2U badge version, do you like it with or without LED lightstrip above where the badge is?

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(https://i.imgur.com/DyiZdE8.png)


I dig the light strip, i think it also depends on the board color.  On white or polycarbonate it won't be as distracting, but might be distracting on darker colors.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: spinozsa on Sun, 10 May 2020, 19:18:40
Boat badge is unfortunately voted the last place and most likely it will be gone. Anchor weight will stay.

Anchor weight will stay? Are you that desperate to please your wife and not have her idea shot down despite many others not liking it?

I personally like the anchor design way more than R1 weight, aesthetically. Thanks. And there are many who like it. Can't please everyone unfortunately :)

Why not put up a vote for it? A vote to see if people either want the previous think logo, the anchor, with maybe 'other' as a third option.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: OsoKekkou on Sun, 10 May 2020, 20:18:39
Like all the current renders on the front page! I'm cool with or without the LED Strip  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 10 May 2020, 23:00:40
brought the LED lightstrip (above the badge) back to the 2U badge version, do you like it with or without LED lightstrip above where the badge is?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/DyiZdE8.png)


I dig the light strip, i think it also depends on the board color.  On white or polycarbonate it won't be as distracting, but might be distracting on darker colors.

Will check with DemoS if strip light can be separately controlled from the badge light.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: L8T on Sun, 10 May 2020, 23:42:11
Shame this doesnt support the bauer's layout, its the prettiest 65% layout imo.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: Koalified on Mon, 11 May 2020, 01:08:05
I wouldn't  mind the lightstrip, although I'd prefer without it. Can't wait for the GB!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: aclassynerd on Mon, 11 May 2020, 03:07:05
Boat badge is unfortunately voted the last place and most likely it will be gone. Anchor weight will stay.
Thatís too bad. GL w/GB.

Purely from aesthetic view, I feel boat badge wonít look good in 2U format, so I didnít t even render it. It might actually looks great in 1U format so who knows I may be crazy enough to provide it eventually.

please get crazy! im curious to see  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: Cresc3nt on Mon, 11 May 2020, 05:25:48
 I like the LED above the badge personally, I liked the little extra light option it has.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: KillerkratZ on Mon, 11 May 2020, 06:28:09
The LED strip should serve a purpose eg. caps lock indicator
If not, i don't think its worth the extra cost to make it.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Layout Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 11 May 2020, 12:07:54
Thonk #1 based on this open emoji: https://openmoji.org/library/#search=think&emoji=1F914

Credit: original emoji art by Emily Jšger, under CC BY-SA 4.0 license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

(https://i.imgur.com/Qyffab2.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Mon, 11 May 2020, 12:24:21
Hi,

Will you have a vendor for EU?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: r0b0t_D3vil on Mon, 11 May 2020, 14:31:35
Love the thinking emoji keycap.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 11 May 2020, 18:34:35
Hi,

Will you have a vendor for EU?

Hey my friend, I thought about it, just feeling shipping via DHL from China might actually be cheaper for buyers?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: Vaudevi77ain on Mon, 11 May 2020, 21:07:49
Will there be voting on the weight, or is that a fixed decision?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: sttppl on Mon, 11 May 2020, 21:29:06
I think the OG version is better.

And I wish I had a cat light bulb badge.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: musicgecko on Mon, 11 May 2020, 23:22:32
LED strip above 2u badge would seem distracting on top of the badge, would prefer keeping it clean without it.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: Ooga Booga on Tue, 12 May 2020, 00:56:33
+1 for the LED strip
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 12 May 2020, 11:10:13
I think the OG version is better.

And I wish I had a cat light bulb badge.

Thanks, I tried multiple times actually, and the cat badge actually doesn't look that good, hope cat artisan will turn out nicely.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: JoltFX on Tue, 12 May 2020, 14:13:46
I will be keeping an eye out for this


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 12 May 2020, 15:35:48
Made an additional Thonk with gears. Left Thonk or Right Thonk?

(https://i.imgur.com/8lddXrO.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: VictorVallecano on Tue, 12 May 2020, 15:45:11
Great KB! I am in.

What concerns the badge. Imo, emoji is not as great as gears/bulbs. Emoji with a gear looks like a grumpy wife with curlers, sorry  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Tue, 12 May 2020, 15:51:18
Great KB! I am in.

What concerns the badge. Imo, emoji is not as great as gears/bulbs. Emoji with a gear looks like a grumpy wife with curlers, sorry  ;D

Left one is nice!!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: drevan on Tue, 12 May 2020, 16:33:14
I'm partial to the left Thonk!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: spinozsa on Tue, 12 May 2020, 16:59:25
Will there be voting on the weight, or is that a fixed decision?

We should get the option to vote on this.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: OsoKekkou on Tue, 12 May 2020, 17:21:05
At 1st glance I thought the left thonk was hair and not a gear because of where the gears stop. If I had to choose id say right thonk though I'm not crazy about either of them. The cat one is a must have!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Tue, 12 May 2020, 17:25:28
At 1st glance I thought the left thonk was hair and not a gear because of where the gears stop. If I had to choose id say right thonk though I'm not crazy about either of them. The cat one is a must have!

I agree that the left thonk looks like it has hair, but like not in a good way imo. I similarly prefer the one on the right but am not sure I'd actually buy one.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 12 May 2020, 19:14:44
Will there be voting on the weight, or is that a fixed decision?

We should get the option to vote on this.

Hello my friend, unfortunately, there will not be a poll for the weight. As I said, I am super excited about the new weight as it will look super sick! The background is that after R1 run, many have PM'd me about a redesign of the weight for R2 to be something slicker which I agreed. Again, any design cannot please everyone, but if you really hate it I certainly can understand and I am not trying to convince you that it is perfect, and thanks for the support and feedback. Given I am not in this for the money, I do not intend to poll everything or change major designs according to polls. Polls only inform me on whether anything absolutely needs to be changed. So far I think most things are polling as I a priori excepted, except the '2020' logo which was removed. I feel that I already changed a bit more than I originally wanted but because that was for the betterment of the aesthetics,  I am happy with how this turned out.

With all being said, after prototyping is done, I will take real pictures of all badges made and likely have another vote for which one to be made. I can probably make 2 badges max for each layout. I intend to offer lightbulb as the default and 1 optional marine theme badge.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: FTR_Beat on Tue, 12 May 2020, 19:53:44
Made an additional Thonk with gears. Left Thonk or Right Thonk?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/8lddXrO.jpg)


Left one looks fun yo! So original.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: aclassynerd on Tue, 12 May 2020, 21:05:07
Will there be voting on the weight, or is that a fixed decision?

We should get the option to vote on this.

Hello my friend, unfortunately, there will not be a poll for the weight. As I said, I am super excited about the new weight as it will look super sick! The background is that after R1 run, many have PM'd me about a redesign of the weight for R2 to be something slicker which I agreed. Again, any design cannot please everyone, but if you really hate it I certainly can understand and I am not trying to convince you that it is perfect, and thanks for the support and feedback. Given I am not in this for the money, I do not intend to poll everything or change major designs according to polls. Polls only inform me on whether anything absolutely needs to be changed. So far I think most things are polling as I a priori excepted, except the '2020' logo which was removed. I feel that I already changed a bit more than I originally wanted but because that was for the betterment of the aesthetics,  I am happy with how this turned out.

With all being said, after prototyping is done, I will take real pictures of all badges made and likely have another vote for which one to be made. I can probably make 2 badges max for each layout. I intend to offer lightbulb as the default and 1 optional marine theme badge.

ooh! thanks for considering an optional marine badge!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: spinozsa on Tue, 12 May 2020, 21:29:24
Will there be voting on the weight, or is that a fixed decision?

We should get the option to vote on this.

Hello my friend, unfortunately, there will not be a poll for the weight. As I said, I am super excited about the new weight as it will look super sick! The background is that after R1 run, many have PM'd me about a redesign of the weight for R2 to be something slicker which I agreed. Again, any design cannot please everyone, but if you really hate it I certainly can understand and I am not trying to convince you that it is perfect, and thanks for the support and feedback. Given I am not in this for the money, I do not intend to poll everything or change major designs according to polls. Polls only inform me on whether anything absolutely needs to be changed. So far I think most things are polling as I a priori excepted, except the '2020' logo which was removed. I feel that I already changed a bit more than I originally wanted but because that was for the betterment of the aesthetics,  I am happy with how this turned out.

With all being said, after prototyping is done, I will take real pictures of all badges made and likely have another vote for which one to be made. I can probably make 2 badges max for each layout. I intend to offer lightbulb as the default and 1 optional marine theme badge.

Wouldn't you want to see if that's something that might absolutely need to be changed? I still don't see how your brain can reconcile fish/boats with thinking. That's insane cognitive dissonance, which is all the more ironic given the name you're trying to push for it. This should've been named something else, like the anchor 65 or whatever, not think. I agree that a new weight would be more ideal, but it should be related to thinking, not sinking.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 12 May 2020, 23:40:21
Will there be voting on the weight, or is that a fixed decision?

We should get the option to vote on this.

Hello my friend, unfortunately, there will not be a poll for the weight. As I said, I am super excited about the new weight as it will look super sick! The background is that after R1 run, many have PM'd me about a redesign of the weight for R2 to be something slicker which I agreed. Again, any design cannot please everyone, but if you really hate it I certainly can understand and I am not trying to convince you that it is perfect, and thanks for the support and feedback. Given I am not in this for the money, I do not intend to poll everything or change major designs according to polls. Polls only inform me on whether anything absolutely needs to be changed. So far I think most things are polling as I a priori excepted, except the '2020' logo which was removed. I feel that I already changed a bit more than I originally wanted but because that was for the betterment of the aesthetics,  I am happy with how this turned out.

With all being said, after prototyping is done, I will take real pictures of all badges made and likely have another vote for which one to be made. I can probably make 2 badges max for each layout. I intend to offer lightbulb as the default and 1 optional marine theme badge.

Wouldn't you want to see if that's something that might absolutely need to be changed? I still don't see how your brain can reconcile fish/boats with thinking. That's insane cognitive dissonance, which is all the more ironic given the name you're trying to push for it. This should've been named something else, like the anchor 65 or whatever, not think. I agree that a new weight would be more ideal, but it should be related to thinking, not sinking.

Again, thanks for the feedback. But let's just agree to disagree. Further debates on the weight design are unnecessary.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: SL1ST on Wed, 13 May 2020, 00:49:56
The anchor weight does weaken any semblance there may have been of a theme, but it's still obviously an iteration on the original board. A beautiful one at that (imo). Thanks for sharing the badge files on the discord, certainly going to be using them.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: spinozsa on Wed, 13 May 2020, 11:15:47
Will there be voting on the weight, or is that a fixed decision?

We should get the option to vote on this.

Hello my friend, unfortunately, there will not be a poll for the weight. As I said, I am super excited about the new weight as it will look super sick! The background is that after R1 run, many have PM'd me about a redesign of the weight for R2 to be something slicker which I agreed. Again, any design cannot please everyone, but if you really hate it I certainly can understand and I am not trying to convince you that it is perfect, and thanks for the support and feedback. Given I am not in this for the money, I do not intend to poll everything or change major designs according to polls. Polls only inform me on whether anything absolutely needs to be changed. So far I think most things are polling as I a priori excepted, except the '2020' logo which was removed. I feel that I already changed a bit more than I originally wanted but because that was for the betterment of the aesthetics,  I am happy with how this turned out.

With all being said, after prototyping is done, I will take real pictures of all badges made and likely have another vote for which one to be made. I can probably make 2 badges max for each layout. I intend to offer lightbulb as the default and 1 optional marine theme badge.

Wouldn't you want to see if that's something that might absolutely need to be changed? I still don't see how your brain can reconcile fish/boats with thinking. That's insane cognitive dissonance, which is all the more ironic given the name you're trying to push for it. This should've been named something else, like the anchor 65 or whatever, not think. I agree that a new weight would be more ideal, but it should be related to thinking, not sinking.

Again, thanks for the feedback. But let's just agree to disagree. Further debates on the weight design are unnecessary.

There is no such thing as agreeing to disagree, Aumann's Agreement Theorem literally states otherwise. Either one of us is wrong, or we're both wrong. Someone else other than you should be in charge of 'thinking' how this should look like, you're full of contradictions and weak logic.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: jayiskuhl on Wed, 13 May 2020, 11:42:44
Will there be voting on the weight, or is that a fixed decision?

We should get the option to vote on this.

Hello my friend, unfortunately, there will not be a poll for the weight. As I said, I am super excited about the new weight as it will look super sick! The background is that after R1 run, many have PM'd me about a redesign of the weight for R2 to be something slicker which I agreed. Again, any design cannot please everyone, but if you really hate it I certainly can understand and I am not trying to convince you that it is perfect, and thanks for the support and feedback. Given I am not in this for the money, I do not intend to poll everything or change major designs according to polls. Polls only inform me on whether anything absolutely needs to be changed. So far I think most things are polling as I a priori excepted, except the '2020' logo which was removed. I feel that I already changed a bit more than I originally wanted but because that was for the betterment of the aesthetics,  I am happy with how this turned out.

With all being said, after prototyping is done, I will take real pictures of all badges made and likely have another vote for which one to be made. I can probably make 2 badges max for each layout. I intend to offer lightbulb as the default and 1 optional marine theme badge.

Wouldn't you want to see if that's something that might absolutely need to be changed? I still don't see how your brain can reconcile fish/boats with thinking. That's insane cognitive dissonance, which is all the more ironic given the name you're trying to push for it. This should've been named something else, like the anchor 65 or whatever, not think. I agree that a new weight would be more ideal, but it should be related to thinking, not sinking.

Again, thanks for the feedback. But let's just agree to disagree. Further debates on the weight design are unnecessary.

There is no such thing as agreeing to disagree, Aumann's Agreement Theorem literally states otherwise. Either one of us is wrong, or we're both wrong. Someone else other than you should be in charge of 'thinking' how this should look like, you're full of contradictions and weak logic.

That is his polite way of saying that this won't change no matter how much you berate him. He very clearly stated this won't change so learn to like it or move on.

The name calling and criticism of his way of thinking provide no benefit to anyone and I can't fathom how you thought you would get anywhere with your replies. Talk about logic, are you okay?

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: ninjacore on Wed, 13 May 2020, 11:44:38
Will there be voting on the weight, or is that a fixed decision?

We should get the option to vote on this.

Hello my friend, unfortunately, there will not be a poll for the weight. As I said, I am super excited about the new weight as it will look super sick! The background is that after R1 run, many have PM'd me about a redesign of the weight for R2 to be something slicker which I agreed. Again, any design cannot please everyone, but if you really hate it I certainly can understand and I am not trying to convince you that it is perfect, and thanks for the support and feedback. Given I am not in this for the money, I do not intend to poll everything or change major designs according to polls. Polls only inform me on whether anything absolutely needs to be changed. So far I think most things are polling as I a priori excepted, except the '2020' logo which was removed. I feel that I already changed a bit more than I originally wanted but because that was for the betterment of the aesthetics,  I am happy with how this turned out.

With all being said, after prototyping is done, I will take real pictures of all badges made and likely have another vote for which one to be made. I can probably make 2 badges max for each layout. I intend to offer lightbulb as the default and 1 optional marine theme badge.

Wouldn't you want to see if that's something that might absolutely need to be changed? I still don't see how your brain can reconcile fish/boats with thinking. That's insane cognitive dissonance, which is all the more ironic given the name you're trying to push for it. This should've been named something else, like the anchor 65 or whatever, not think. I agree that a new weight would be more ideal, but it should be related to thinking, not sinking.

Again, thanks for the feedback. But let's just agree to disagree. Further debates on the weight design are unnecessary.

There is no such thing as agreeing to disagree, Aumann's Agreement Theorem literally states otherwise. Either one of us is wrong, or we're both wrong. Someone else other than you should be in charge of 'thinking' how this should look like, you're full of contradictions and weak logic.

Calm down, duder.

If someone has to be "wrong", it's not going to be the group buy runner.  The board design is _his_ idea, not ours.  If you don't like it, move along like the rest of us who aren't into boats.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Wed, 13 May 2020, 11:49:54
Will there be voting on the weight, or is that a fixed decision?

We should get the option to vote on this.

Hello my friend, unfortunately, there will not be a poll for the weight. As I said, I am super excited about the new weight as it will look super sick! The background is that after R1 run, many have PM'd me about a redesign of the weight for R2 to be something slicker which I agreed. Again, any design cannot please everyone, but if you really hate it I certainly can understand and I am not trying to convince you that it is perfect, and thanks for the support and feedback. Given I am not in this for the money, I do not intend to poll everything or change major designs according to polls. Polls only inform me on whether anything absolutely needs to be changed. So far I think most things are polling as I a priori excepted, except the '2020' logo which was removed. I feel that I already changed a bit more than I originally wanted but because that was for the betterment of the aesthetics,  I am happy with how this turned out.

With all being said, after prototyping is done, I will take real pictures of all badges made and likely have another vote for which one to be made. I can probably make 2 badges max for each layout. I intend to offer lightbulb as the default and 1 optional marine theme badge.

Wouldn't you want to see if that's something that might absolutely need to be changed? I still don't see how your brain can reconcile fish/boats with thinking. That's insane cognitive dissonance, which is all the more ironic given the name you're trying to push for it. This should've been named something else, like the anchor 65 or whatever, not think. I agree that a new weight would be more ideal, but it should be related to thinking, not sinking.

Again, thanks for the feedback. But let's just agree to disagree. Further debates on the weight design are unnecessary.

There is no such thing as agreeing to disagree, Aumann's Agreement Theorem literally states otherwise. Either one of us is wrong, or we're both wrong. Someone else other than you should be in charge of 'thinking' how this should look like, you're full of contradictions and weak logic.

To clarify, do you think the anchor doesn't look good? Or are you upset because you don't feel the board's design fits its name, irrespective of how the anchor looks? Would you otherwise like the board if its name were nautically-themed? If you do think the board looks good even though you disapprove of the combination of the design and name, do you feel so strongly about it that you will not be able to bring yourself to buy one despite the fact that the weight faces downward and is infrequently seen relative to the top case?

There is nothing wrong with disliking the board or disagreeing with the alignment of its design and stated design philosophy. However, Oldcat is also entitled to make executive decisions, even if not everyone likes them. That may come at a cost; some may dislike them enough that they won't join the GB, and that's on Oldcat. If too many people disagree with his design decisions, the GB will fail, and that's also on Oldcat. I would urge you to say that though, if that's your position. Knowing that you won't be joining the GB, why, and what it would take for you to join is valuable feedback. Resorting to trying to insult your way to getting what you want is not.

For what it's worth, I happen to agree with you. I don't feel the anchor aligns with the 'think' name and theme. That being said, I happen to also think the board looks good, and I don't strongly care about whether or not the aesthetics align with the design philosophy of someone I've never met.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: supern00b on Wed, 13 May 2020, 11:53:01
As someone with high functioning autism, I do feel strongly on an emotional level that the motifs should align, but I do respect OPs decision.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 13 May 2020, 12:13:35
Thanks everyone for the feedback.
Again, as I have mentioned a couple of times, I like the weight design very much and do not intend to change the weight to V1 version. Itís hard to design a board to the liking of everyone (which is impossible anyway), there are actually many who do not like the V1 gear weight or the R1 badge - still, the board did manage to be liked by many after the GB.

I do believe the comments regarding the weight are not ill-intentioned but out of love of this V2 think6.5, sorry if this does not fit your taste. With all said, V2 is close enough to V1, it certainly warrants the Think6.5 name.

Let's focus on the positive and aspects that can improve the GB experience. Thanks!

And more exciting details to come!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 13 May 2020, 12:16:34
Just wanted to pop in and remind people what it is we're doing here.  People are designing keyboards that you can purchase if you like them.  In the event that you don't like something, please move along and direct your attention elsewhere.  No one owes you anything, nor has any obligation to poll the community to compromise their vision to please the masses.  Nothing good comes from needlessly criticizing people for their own design decisions.  If it's truly "bad", then the GB will fail and lessons will be learned.  :thumb: 

Consider this a gentle warning that further off-topic and inflammatory posts will not be permitted here, and if you are one that disagrees with the design direction of this board, see above. 
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 13 May 2020, 12:17:16
Just wanted to pop in and remind people what it is we're doing here.  People are designing keyboards that you can purchase if you like them.  In the event that you don't like something, please move along and direct your attention elsewhere.  No one owes you anything, nor has any obligation to poll the community to compromise their vision to please the masses.  Nothing good comes from needlessly criticizing people for their own design decisions.  If it's truly "bad", then the GB will fail and lessons will be learned.  :thumb: 

Consider this a gentle warning that further off-topic and inflammatory posts will not be permitted here, and if you are one that disagrees with the design direction of this board, see above.

Thanks, and much appreciated!!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: dustinhxc on Wed, 13 May 2020, 12:38:34
Just wanted to pop in and remind people what it is we're doing here.  People are designing keyboards that you can purchase if you like them.  In the event that you don't like something, please move along and direct your attention elsewhere.  No one owes you anything, nor has any obligation to poll the community to compromise their vision to please the masses.  Nothing good comes from needlessly criticizing people for their own design decisions.  If it's truly "bad", then the GB will fail and lessons will be learned.  :thumb: 

Consider this a gentle warning that further off-topic and inflammatory posts will not be permitted here, and if you are one that disagrees with the design direction of this board, see above.

Well Said! I look forward to this GB.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 13 May 2020, 17:25:18
Here is a new render for the 1U badge version. The electrophoresis "arctic blue" color shown in the render will be offered during GB.

(https://i.imgur.com/k8Fruvy.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Wed, 13 May 2020, 17:33:42
Here is a new render for the 1U badge version. The electrophoresis "arctic blue" color shown in the render will be offered during GB.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/k8Fruvy.png)

Looks good! Iím so sad I passed on GMK Dracula. Are you thinking about having both anodized and e-coat aluminum? And if so would badges similarly be made with both finishes? Or is it too early to say?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: cohesive_glue on Wed, 13 May 2020, 18:48:33
Looks sweet! The top right badge placement is really interesting.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: gaytore123 on Wed, 13 May 2020, 20:05:51
Looking at the renders it looks like the bezels are thicker, am I right to assume that v2 has thicker bezels and/or are equal to that of the thickness of the blocker? In for a PC version as I love a symmetrical bezel.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: houkiaa on Wed, 13 May 2020, 22:09:34
Can't wait for the GB  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: cloudzeng980 on Wed, 13 May 2020, 23:22:54
Wish it had hotswap like R1, but still looking forward to this gb!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: unsuredreamz on Thu, 14 May 2020, 00:35:39
Wish it had hotswap like R1, but still looking forward to this gb!

Oh is it confirmed that there is no hot swap? :O
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: SL1ST on Thu, 14 May 2020, 01:09:34
Wish it had hotswap like R1, but still looking forward to this gb!

Oh is it confirmed that there is no hot swap? :O

To be honest, I really liked the old design. I'm not feeling this one (yet). I'm hoping there will be a Polycarbonate version?

Thanks! Yes I do plan to offer PC as long as the GB is not too complicated - weighing different aspects now. Might have to cut out hotswap and badgeless this time.
I made a few changes to the design already with community feedback. Hope you will feel the THiNK soon! And thanks for being patient and tolerant with my new designs.

I'm unsure if it's appropriate to post like this, but it's already been confirmed in discord:
https://discordapp.com/channels/503768726332506133/701193561994952785/707343918035107900 (https://discordapp.com/channels/503768726332506133/701193561994952785/707343918035107900)
(https://i.imgur.com/BJWA09o.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 14 May 2020, 01:58:54
Wish it had hotswap like R1, but still looking forward to this gb!

Oh is it confirmed that there is no hot swap? :O

To be honest, I really liked the old design. I'm not feeling this one (yet). I'm hoping there will be a Polycarbonate version?

Thanks! Yes I do plan to offer PC as long as the GB is not too complicated - weighing different aspects now. Might have to cut out hotswap and badgeless this time.
I made a few changes to the design already with community feedback. Hope you will feel the THiNK soon! And thanks for being patient and tolerant with my new designs.

I'm unsure if it's appropriate to post like this, but it's already been confirmed in discord:
https://discordapp.com/channels/503768726332506133/701193561994952785/707343918035107900 (https://discordapp.com/channels/503768726332506133/701193561994952785/707343918035107900)
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/BJWA09o.png)


Thanks for sharing this here!
Those were all correct as of now!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: Zaum.Tech on Thu, 14 May 2020, 04:05:13
Really like what you did with the usb port, that playful touch is pretty great.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: spinozsa on Thu, 14 May 2020, 11:49:51
Thanks everyone for the feedback.
Again, as I have mentioned a couple of times, I like the weight design very much and do not intend to change the weight to V1 version. Itís hard to design a board to the liking of everyone (which is impossible anyway), there are actually many who do not like the V1 gear weight or the R1 badge - still, the board did manage to be liked by many after the GB.

I do believe the comments regarding the weight are not ill-intentioned but out of love of this V2 think6.5, sorry if this does not fit your taste. With all said, V2 is close enough to V1, it certainly warrants the Think6.5 name.

Let's focus on the positive and aspects that can improve the GB experience. Thanks!

And more exciting details to come!

I'm not in for the group buy if it's the anchor, if it has something else aligned with thinking, I was planning on buying 2-3 keyboards, 2 for sure. I would prefer something else other than the v1 weight, but if it's a choice between the v1 weight and the v2 weight, I'd take the v1 weight every time. Ideally you'd design something new that's actually related to thinking. Is a new design even up for consideration or are you dead set on that anchor?

This would be better than the anchor, perhaps with some tweaks:

(https://cdn2.iconfinder.com/data/icons/brain-concept-3/64/Gear-Light-inovation-512.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: Naja on Thu, 14 May 2020, 12:53:12
The V2 Weight is wonderful !

Oldcat said many times that the weight design is over, please respect his project, and all the peoples who like, it and wait for an hypothetical V1.5.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: myflowsocold on Thu, 14 May 2020, 15:10:19
I think the V2 weight logo is fresh and differentiates from the V1 easily! I am definitely in and will eagerly look for updates regarding group buy...

Sorry if I didn't read through correctly - but anyone have an estimate on when this will be available?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Thu, 14 May 2020, 15:17:17
I think the V2 weight logo is fresh and differentiates from the V1 easily! I am definitely in and will eagerly look for updates regarding group buy...

Sorry if I didn't read through correctly - but anyone have an estimate on when this will be available?

Group buy should be after Cybervoyager ships.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: Frostbyte on Thu, 14 May 2020, 17:13:51
So happy to hear about the optional marine theme weight BADGE. I hope it's the sailboat!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | Thonk Artisan!
Post by: senencito on Thu, 14 May 2020, 17:21:23
Thanks everyone for the feedback.
Again, as I have mentioned a couple of times, I like the weight design very much and do not intend to change the weight to V1 version. Itís hard to design a board to the liking of everyone (which is impossible anyway), there are actually many who do not like the V1 gear weight or the R1 badge - still, the board did manage to be liked by many after the GB.

I do believe the comments regarding the weight are not ill-intentioned but out of love of this V2 think6.5, sorry if this does not fit your taste. With all said, V2 is close enough to V1, it certainly warrants the Think6.5 name.

Let's focus on the positive and aspects that can improve the GB experience. Thanks!

And more exciting details to come!

I'm not in for the group buy if it's the anchor, if it has something else aligned with thinking, I was planning on buying 2-3 keyboards, 2 for sure. I would prefer something else other than the v1 weight, but if it's a choice between the v1 weight and the v2 weight, I'd take the v1 weight every time. Ideally you'd design something new that's actually related to thinking. Is a new design even up for consideration or are you dead set on that anchor?

This would be better than the anchor, perhaps with some tweaks:

Show Image
(https://cdn2.iconfinder.com/data/icons/brain-concept-3/64/Gear-Light-inovation-512.png)


friend, that train has left the station.

while the anchor weight is not my first choice, I really like it and the entire board is looking fantastic. There's a real good chance I will buy one.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 14 May 2020, 20:23:05
ISO support will be provided! Some new renders coming soon!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 15 May 2020, 00:33:18
I think the V2 weight logo is fresh and differentiates from the V1 easily! I am definitely in and will eagerly look for updates regarding group buy...

Sorry if I didn't read through correctly - but anyone have an estimate on when this will be available?

Group buy should be after Cybervoyager ships.

Thanks! Indeed, do not want to overwhelm airpotter, he will help run the GB after production of Space65 R2 finishes. We should be able to see some prototypes soon though and last time I checked Space65 is running a bit ahead of schedule!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: SirTimmyTimbit on Fri, 15 May 2020, 01:28:11
Sorry can't find a link to search this thread. My apologies if this has been addressed.

Can you use any 65% standard PCB with this? If not is hot swap under consideration?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: Hawksmoor on Fri, 15 May 2020, 03:29:39
Sorry can't find a link to search this thread. My apologies if this has been addressed.

Can you use any 65% standard PCB with this? If not is hot swap under consideration?

Has not been explicitly stated that any standard PCB can or cannot be used but doubtful.
Hot Swap has been ruled out.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 15 May 2020, 09:17:32
Sorry can't find a link to search this thread. My apologies if this has been addressed.

Can you use any 65% standard PCB with this? If not is hot swap under consideration?

Hey it will be using a custom PCB. Unfortunately 65% boards do not have a standardized PCB like GH60.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: PvtSkittles on Fri, 15 May 2020, 13:09:59
I was looking for this but maybe I am too inept/tired. Was there a post showing choices of 2u badge options? Or is there just the one with the lightbulb? Honestly I'm ok with that one but was curious and could have sworn I saw options previously.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 15 May 2020, 16:19:19
I was looking for this but maybe I am too inept/tired. Was there a post showing choices of 2u badge options? Or is there just the one with the lightbulb? Honestly I'm ok with that one but was curious and could have sworn I saw options previously.

Hey, sorry for not being clear enough on this, I updated it to the first post. Both 2U and 1U versions will be made.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 16 May 2020, 00:01:56
Here is a render for ISO users (GMK Dracular red-addon colorway):

(https://i.imgur.com/hbehB8L.png)

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: hottrout on Sat, 16 May 2020, 06:04:46
Thank you for bothering to render the ISO.  I much appreciate that and I will be ordering one of these.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 16 May 2020, 13:05:22
Thank you for bothering to render the ISO.  I much appreciate that and I will be ordering one of these.

Thanks! A big lover of the ISO layout aesthetics here.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: 28.8kbps on Sat, 16 May 2020, 13:54:18
Here is a render for ISO users (GMK Dracular red-addon colorway):

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/hbehB8L.png)


Love it, looking forward to the GB
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 16 May 2020, 18:44:57
Looks like Compass is the most designed after the lightbulb badge.

I made 2 versions of the 1U compass badge, which one do you like better?

(https://i.imgur.com/AJGYXZW.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Sat, 16 May 2020, 18:47:14
Looks like Compass is the most designed after the lightbulb badge.

I made 2 versions of the 1U compass badge, which one do you like better?

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


Definitely 2! I like that
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: PvtSkittles on Sat, 16 May 2020, 19:03:57
I know this suggestion might be way too late to the party but I'll throw it out anyway. I've always thought that a simplified version of a sailor's sextant would make a sophisticated and elegant design on a badge, but would fit the nautical theme and is also pretty unique.

But to answer the previous post regarding compass designs - I prefer #2!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Sat, 16 May 2020, 19:33:40
Looks like Compass is the most designed after the lightbulb badge.

I made 2 versions of the 1U compass badge, which one do you like better?

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


I'll be going with a 2u board myself, but I'm definitely feeling the one on the right. It's symmetrical across that diagonal axis, and the tilt seems to just make visual sense to me since it will be in the corner.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: fabijolo on Sat, 16 May 2020, 23:46:53
The second one, where the needle is a bit angled looks way better imo
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: beekey on Sun, 17 May 2020, 01:20:06
+1 for the angled
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: lamonayon on Sun, 17 May 2020, 01:56:00
Looks like Compass is the most designed after the lightbulb badge.

I made 2 versions of the 1U compass badge, which one do you like better?

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


2nd one keeps the symmetry but adds a little more as it's slanted!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: locxu on Sun, 17 May 2020, 03:12:12
Original position is better, it make your keyboard unique.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: ShovelScum on Sun, 17 May 2020, 05:15:48
I would say on the compass, it is better set to point to NE/SW.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 17 May 2020, 11:13:20
New 1U badge versions featuring Redsun's Red Samurai and Blue Samurai (IC ongoing (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=106419.0)) are here:

(https://i.imgur.com/7KO9zlK.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: doralikesmath on Sun, 17 May 2020, 11:17:13
Eagerly waiting for the Space65 CV and will definitely join the group-buy for the Think6.5 with 2U badge
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 17 May 2020, 14:53:40
The 1U compass will adopt this design on the right.

(https://i.imgur.com/HtNHFAK.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: Scucka on Sun, 17 May 2020, 17:35:56
Instant buy for me
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: Nvr_Smile on Sun, 17 May 2020, 17:36:16
New 1U badge versions featuring Redsun's Red Samurai and Blue Samurai (IC ongoing (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=106419.0)) are here:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/7KO9zlK.jpg)


That looks great, can't decide which setup looks better. Eagerly awaiting the GB.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - 65% Custom Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 17 May 2020, 19:31:24
New 1U badge versions featuring Redsun's Red Samurai and Blue Samurai (IC ongoing (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=106419.0)) are here:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/7KO9zlK.jpg)


That looks great, can't decide which setup looks better. Eagerly awaiting the GB.

Thanks! Have some deskmats designed by Fannie and the keyboard prototypes should be out next week or so.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 18 May 2020, 02:49:38
deskmat sneak peek! Full render and prototypes coming soon :)

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: Anj on Mon, 18 May 2020, 03:35:53
Love the CatThink artisan design, wish there was a badge option for it! Would prefer it over the normal bulb.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: enjoidis on Mon, 18 May 2020, 08:12:22
Is there any way you can do a 2u badge ISO render? I didn't see one, just the black/red 1u ISO.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink artisan | New Render!
Post by: Frostbyte on Mon, 18 May 2020, 09:25:12
Damn, so sailboat badge is out? I absolutely loved the sailboat badge and sailboat on the back edge. Is that still planned to be there?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 18 May 2020, 13:15:41
CatThink Deskmat designed by @66fannie99

(https://i.imgur.com/CqT5R1d.png)

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: Tilted Toast on Mon, 18 May 2020, 14:05:05
Any chance for an option to not have a badge at all?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 18 May 2020, 20:55:31
Any chance for an option to not have a badge at all?

Thanks.
When R1 Think6.5 happened I opted to offer a no badge version, but it turned out not many chose that option. Given the 1U badge version functionally acts very much like a no badge version and received roughly 50% of the votes, I feel it is unnecessary to provide a no-badge version this time.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: pott on Mon, 18 May 2020, 21:49:11
I quite don't get the corner badge being MUCH larger than the key row, aesthetically. But the partial blocker looks absolutely great!
I would love a no-badge option too but well, I guess that's part of the design creed here.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 19 May 2020, 09:32:18
I quite don't get the corner badge being MUCH larger than the key row, aesthetically. But the partial blocker looks absolutely great!
I would love a no-badge option too but well, I guess that's part of the design creed here.

Thanks! Will unveil the locking mechanism for the 1U badge soon, it will be fun!

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 19 May 2020, 09:33:36
One more image of the 2U board under dim light with the cool GMK Hammerhead:

(https://i.imgur.com/EYZwk4u.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Tue, 19 May 2020, 09:34:01
I quite don't get the corner badge being MUCH larger than the key row, aesthetically. But the partial blocker looks absolutely great!
I would love a no-badge option too but well, I guess that's part of the design creed here.

Thanks! Will unveil the locking mechanism for the 1U badge soon, it will be fun!

Hey cat do you have a price estimate yet? Or is that still a ways off?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 19 May 2020, 11:51:21
I quite don't get the corner badge being MUCH larger than the key row, aesthetically. But the partial blocker looks absolutely great!
I would love a no-badge option too but well, I guess that's part of the design creed here.

Thanks! Will unveil the locking mechanism for the 1U badge soon, it will be fun!

Hey cat do you have a price estimate yet? Or is that still a ways off?

Updated on the first post - expect it to be <350 for aluminum version. More precise price quotes from the factory should come out this week or so.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Tue, 19 May 2020, 11:56:29
I quite don't get the corner badge being MUCH larger than the key row, aesthetically. But the partial blocker looks absolutely great!
I would love a no-badge option too but well, I guess that's part of the design creed here.

Thanks! Will unveil the locking mechanism for the 1U badge soon, it will be fun!

Hey cat do you have a price estimate yet? Or is that still a ways off?

Updated on the first post - expect it to be <350 for aluminum version. More precise price quotes from the factory should come out this week or so.

Oh man that sounds nice, we shall see. I need a lightweight board because I'm not allowed to carry heavy things and I need a travel board. Plus this might be the only board with blockers I'd consider.  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
Post by: DennyTwist on Tue, 19 May 2020, 15:01:49
Agreed! Should keep it original. Better to not keep delete and enter to close either :P

I prefer original placement. It makes it unique from all the other boards out there and I like that separation from the arrow key cluster.

I don't really care if it's themed around anchors, I just don't like the inclusion of '2020'

Would love a PC version for sure.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: 808San808 on Tue, 19 May 2020, 21:09:11
I loved my original Think, I'm in for this one for sure.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 20 May 2020, 09:26:26
I loved my original Think, I'm in for this one for sure.

Thanks! Some updates from factory regarding prototyping will share soon!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 20 May 2020, 15:58:16
5/20/2020: Some parts (top pieces) of the prototypes are partly done.

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

(https://i.imgur.com/bnQWX8v.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:03:02
5/20/2020: Some parts (top pieces) of the prototypes are partly done.

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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/bnQWX8v.jpg)

Nice!

Are those the mounting points for the gasket?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: musicgecko on Wed, 20 May 2020, 16:54:28
looks solid, hopefully colors next :D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: reaLFX on Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:44:58
Any plans for hotswap pcb?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 20 May 2020, 22:17:15
5/20/2020: Some parts (top pieces) of the prototypes are partly done.

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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/bnQWX8v.jpg)

Nice!

Are those the mounting points for the gasket?

Hey yes, and the gaskets we will be offering are injection molded, they will have a locking system to the plate too.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Wed, 20 May 2020, 22:39:24
5/20/2020: Some parts (top pieces) of the prototypes are partly done.

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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/bnQWX8v.jpg)

Nice!

Are those the mounting points for the gasket?

Hey yes, and the gaskets we will be offering are injection molded, they will have a locking system to the plate too.

That is most excellent news I will be awaiting prototype information and pics  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: asianfork on Thu, 21 May 2020, 00:10:20
Really excited for this to come out! Will there be an option to buy the different coloured badges? And is there also going to be a hotswappable option like last time too?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: Scucka on Thu, 21 May 2020, 00:13:15
Really excited for this to come out! Will there be an option to buy the different coloured badges? And is there also going to be a hotswappable option like last time too?
no hotswap
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 21 May 2020, 12:35:31
Really excited for this to come out! Will there be an option to buy the different coloured badges? And is there also going to be a hotswappable option like last time too?

Hey most likely there will be colored badges - currently based on poll it will be lightbulb (default), and compass (option).

No hotswap so you might need to deal with Mill Max 7305 if you want it hotswap
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: tuantruong on Thu, 21 May 2020, 23:18:24
Neat keeb!
Sorry if I missed the info, but would the black polycarbonate be offered in the GB? Keep telling myself I only need one endgame board. :p
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 22 May 2020, 13:09:57
Neat keeb!
Sorry if I missed the info, but would the black polycarbonate be offered in the GB? Keep telling myself I only need one endgame board. :p

Hey! There will not be black poly this time around, but regular frosted poly will be available
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Fri, 22 May 2020, 17:03:32
Does anyone know the weights of the PC and aluminum v1 boards?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 22 May 2020, 22:56:02
Does anyone know the weights of the PC and aluminum v1 boards?

Don't recall the measurements out of my head, I have a half-PC half-alu prototype on hand that I will measure for you.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Fri, 22 May 2020, 23:17:35
Does anyone know the weights of the PC and aluminum v1 boards?

Don't recall the measurements out of my head, I have a half-PC half-alu prototype on hand that I will measure for you.

Much appreciated! Iím really interested in PC. I know itís pretty soft and scratch prone though. I do a lot of academic writing in libraries, and I want the think v2 to be the board I take in my backpack with me. Iíll keep it in a padded case, but Iím trying to weight the pros of the lower weight with the cons of scratch-ability. I also donít have a PC board and they look super cool, so thatís a strong pro as well.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Sat, 23 May 2020, 01:38:51
Also sorry if this was already mentioned, but has PCB color been discussed? I feel like it might have been mentioned but itís a big IC, and I couldnít find it.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: Roddin on Sat, 23 May 2020, 01:54:10
omg. the deskmat is superb. dat cat's gonna be a big distraction while gaming. lol. i'm definitely putting in an order for both.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 23 May 2020, 03:17:20
Probably the last poll I do regarding the design, which is related to the 1U badge design - whether we add chamfers to aesthetically separate the badge from the top case, here is the comparison, what do you think? Vote here: https://www.instagram.com/stories/oldcat87/2315269047624658513/

Will have to note that both will have RGB backlighting diffused from under, I forgot to render for the left one sorry.



(https://i.imgur.com/oY1tDKH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RcrO0K7.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: hottrout on Sat, 23 May 2020, 05:14:59
Personally I think (see what I did there) the separated version stand out better
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: beekey on Sat, 23 May 2020, 06:02:02
Probably the last poll I do regarding the design, which is related to the 1U badge design - whether we add chamfers to aesthetically separate the badge from the top case, here is the comparison, what do you think? Vote here: https://www.instagram.com/stories/oldcat87/2315269047624658513/

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/oY1tDKH.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/RcrO0K7.jpg)

Chamfer looks better. Maybe also less error prone regarding the tolerances.  But what do I know. :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: azzipa on Sat, 23 May 2020, 08:11:24
Chamfer IMO
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: LordOwen on Sat, 23 May 2020, 08:43:23
Absolutely, that chamfer adds a lot more.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Sat, 23 May 2020, 11:28:53
Chamfered definitely
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 23 May 2020, 13:44:27
For the comparison image, I need to note that both will have RGB backlighting diffused from under, I forgot to render for the left one; sorry...
In essence, they will be identical except the chamfers.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: VictorVallecano on Sat, 23 May 2020, 16:32:02
Chamfers variant for sure.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | prototypes soon!
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 23 May 2020, 21:19:35
Does anyone know the weights of the PC and aluminum v1 boards?

Here you go, note that I only have the prototype (half PC half alu) on hand, and this is the weight:

(https://i.imgur.com/KRK4LIF.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: theside123 on Sat, 23 May 2020, 22:48:46
when gb start?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: fabijolo on Sun, 24 May 2020, 00:13:43
Probably around the end of July/beginning of August
when gb start?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 24 May 2020, 10:30:43
when gb start?

Probably around the end of July/beginning of August
when gb start?

Yeah, we should be able to get this ready for GB soon but will wait till Space65 R2 GB ships. So the day we start GB, we can start preparing the production process.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 24 May 2020, 12:38:54
Updating renders of some of my favorite darker-themed keycap sets on the upcoming e-arctic blue color case. Already in for Dracula, and keeping a close eye on Hammerhead and Nord which are coming this summer.

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

(https://i.imgur.com/vW7yFkE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/c0M2sZx.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: Scucka on Sun, 24 May 2020, 12:39:36
Updating renders of some of my favorite darker-themed keycap sets on the upcoming e-arctic blue color case. Already in for Dracula, and keeping a close eye on Hammerhead and Nord which are coming this summer.

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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/vW7yFkE.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/c0M2sZx.jpg)


beautiful
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: MadsMe on Sun, 24 May 2020, 13:20:45
Updating renders of some of my favorite darker-themed keycap sets on the upcoming e-arctic blue color case. Already in for Dracula, and keeping a close eye on Hammerhead and Nord which are coming this summer.

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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/vW7yFkE.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/c0M2sZx.jpg)


Do you have an idea of the other colors that are going to be running?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: JvMil on Sun, 24 May 2020, 16:20:57
They look amazing! If it's not too much to ask, could you do a render like that in Polycarbonate? I wonder what badge placement looks best with PC..
Looks amazing with the dark hammerheadset, which I am going to get too. Great job with this board  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Sun, 24 May 2020, 20:56:09
They look amazing! If it's not too much to ask, could you do a render like that in Polycarbonate? I wonder what badge placement looks best with PC..
Looks amazing with the dark hammerheadset, which I am going to get too. Great job with this board  :thumb:

+1
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: StateSheriff on Sun, 24 May 2020, 23:29:42
Sorry if this has already been asked, is there any estimate for when these will start shipping based on the GB being in July/August?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Sun, 24 May 2020, 23:32:21
Sorry if this has already been asked, is there any estimate for when these will start shipping based on the GB being in July/August?

I'd assume 3-5 months seeing how fast Graystudio works. So probably you could be safe assuming December or January.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: Ellen_Degenocide on Sun, 24 May 2020, 23:40:24
Updating renders of some of my favorite darker-themed keycap sets on the upcoming e-arctic blue color case. Already in for Dracula, and keeping a close eye on Hammerhead and Nord which are coming this summer.

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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/vW7yFkE.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/c0M2sZx.jpg)


That anchor render :thumb:. I am too hyped for Hammerhead! Would be an amazing pairing.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: StateSheriff on Sun, 24 May 2020, 23:49:45
Sorry if this has already been asked, is there any estimate for when these will start shipping based on the GB being in July/August?

I'd assume 3-5 months seeing how fast Graystudio works. So probably you could be safe assuming December or January.
Thanks. I was going to go for a cheap(er) hot swap kbdf build but I think I'm gonna hold out for this, which will be my first GB and non-mass produced mech, I'm pretty excited, the Red Samurai render looks amazing.

Gives me plenty of time to get used to soldering too, lol
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Mon, 25 May 2020, 00:29:20
Sorry if this has already been asked, is there any estimate for when these will start shipping based on the GB being in July/August?

I'd assume 3-5 months seeing how fast Graystudio works. So probably you could be safe assuming December or January.
Thanks. I was going to go for a cheap(er) hot swap kbdf build but I think I'm gonna hold out for this, which will be my first GB and non-mass produced mech, I'm pretty excited, the Red Samurai render looks amazing.

Gives me plenty of time to get used to soldering too, lol
You wonít be disappointed. This is a really nice board to get as your first excellent choice.


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: sprigun on Mon, 25 May 2020, 02:36:28
Grr.... choices... I like this and the HMKB... which one should I get!!!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 25 May 2020, 09:27:30
Updating renders of some of my favorite darker-themed keycap sets on the upcoming e-arctic blue color case. Already in for Dracula, and keeping a close eye on Hammerhead and Nord which are coming this summer.

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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/vW7yFkE.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/c0M2sZx.jpg)


Do you have an idea of the other colors that are going to be running?

Hey, the usual suspects (black, gray, e-white), plus e-cream, e-arctic blue, and e-pink is what I am considering at this time. Might do some pre-set color mix-match too.
Title: Extra PCB
Post by: stoobie on Mon, 25 May 2020, 12:59:11
Hello!

I'm interested in getting this kit, however I have never soldered a board and was wondering if purchasing an extra PCB is an option? Worried in case I somehow damage the first board by accident during assembly.

Thanks
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: isaiasr212 on Mon, 25 May 2020, 13:10:42
Definitely waiting for GB to start, still hoping for the frosted casing to be considered.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: StateSheriff on Mon, 25 May 2020, 13:35:12
I know the IC is way past this point but it's hard to find info in the 6-700 posts: What was the reason for choosing FR-4 and aluminium as plate choices and not brass?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Mon, 25 May 2020, 14:20:53
I know the IC is way past this point but it's hard to find info in the 6-700 posts: What was the reason for choosing FR-4 and aluminium as plate choices and not brass?

I think the idea was just that brass is too rigid for Oldcat's taste, but by all means, somebody correct me if I'm wrong. On this topic, if someone could give a little more testimonial to FR-4 as a plate material, that would be great. I've never personally used it and am not that familiar with it as a material.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: arremkay on Mon, 25 May 2020, 15:29:27
Hey, the usual suspects (black, gray, e-white), plus e-cream, e-arctic blue, and e-pink is what I am considering at this time. Might do some pre-set color mix-match too.

I think e-cream is a great choice, especially with Bento R2 coming soon it will be a nice look
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: Cresc3nt on Mon, 25 May 2020, 16:46:19
I need the frosted polycarb to exist. Please and thank you  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: prizeS on Mon, 25 May 2020, 17:56:00
I know the IC is way past this point but it's hard to find info in the 6-700 posts: What was the reason for choosing FR-4 and aluminium as plate choices and not brass?

I think the idea was just that brass is too rigid for Oldcat's taste, but by all means, somebody correct me if I'm wrong. On this topic, if someone could give a little more testimonial to FR-4 as a plate material, that would be great. I've never personally used it and am not that familiar with it as a material.

Personally I think that FR4 is somewhat similar to Alu but slightly more flexible. It's also not as pingy in terms of sound. Built my Savage65 with the included FR4 plate and I didn't see anything wrong with it. IMO still prefer PC plate, but it's not bad.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Mon, 25 May 2020, 20:04:49
I know the IC is way past this point but it's hard to find info in the 6-700 posts: What was the reason for choosing FR-4 and aluminium as plate choices and not brass?

I think the idea was just that brass is too rigid for Oldcat's taste, but by all means, somebody correct me if I'm wrong. On this topic, if someone could give a little more testimonial to FR-4 as a plate material, that would be great. I've never personally used it and am not that familiar with it as a material.

Personally I think that FR4 is somewhat similar to Alu but slightly more flexible. It's also not as pingy in terms of sound. Built my Savage65 with the included FR4 plate and I didn't see anything wrong with it. IMO still prefer PC plate, but it's not bad.

Between FR-4, PC, and aluminum, which you would you say is the lowest pitch / thock-iest? I have limited experience with PC and FR-4, and it's always a little hard to tell because I normally don't build the same board with different plates. I.e. it's hard to attribute sound differences to the plate when it could just be the different case.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 25 May 2020, 23:24:46
Sorry if this has already been asked, is there any estimate for when these will start shipping based on the GB being in July/August?

I'd assume 3-5 months seeing how fast Graystudio works. So probably you could be safe assuming December or January.
Thanks. I was going to go for a cheap(er) hot swap kbdf build but I think I'm gonna hold out for this, which will be my first GB and non-mass produced mech, I'm pretty excited, the Red Samurai render looks amazing.

Gives me plenty of time to get used to soldering too, lol
You wonít be disappointed. This is a really nice board to get as your first excellent choice.


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Thanks bro, for the kind words! This will certainly be an endgame 65% for myself :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: Slayer77 on Mon, 25 May 2020, 23:27:03
Any updates on colors badges available? Maybe a poll with all renders?

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: prizeS on Mon, 25 May 2020, 23:31:18
I know the IC is way past this point but it's hard to find info in the 6-700 posts: What was the reason for choosing FR-4 and aluminium as plate choices and not brass?

I think the idea was just that brass is too rigid for Oldcat's taste, but by all means, somebody correct me if I'm wrong. On this topic, if someone could give a little more testimonial to FR-4 as a plate material, that would be great. I've never personally used it and am not that familiar with it as a material.

Personally I think that FR4 is somewhat similar to Alu but slightly more flexible. It's also not as pingy in terms of sound. Built my Savage65 with the included FR4 plate and I didn't see anything wrong with it. IMO still prefer PC plate, but it's not bad.

Between FR-4, PC, and aluminum, which you would you say is the lowest pitch / thock-iest? I have limited experience with PC and FR-4, and it's always a little hard to tell because I normally don't build the same board with different plates. I.e. it's hard to attribute sound differences to the plate when it could just be the different case.

I haven't built a single board with both FR4 and PC plates either. I have however built a board with both alu and PC plates. I definitely can't give a be-all-end-all type of conclusion to which plate material gives the most thock, simply because every build uses a different combination of switches, case, and plate. In addition, there are variables like plate thickness, mounting style and mounting points of a case, etc that influence the sound. So like you said, it is quite hard to isolate the difference in plates unless you keep all other variables the same and do multiple builds in one case with different plates.

That being said, I do lean towards PC for most comfortable typing experience with it being the softest, and providing the lowest pitch sound. Followed by FR4 and alu in that order, but that is just how I interpret it in my head. Could be different for other people.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Mon, 25 May 2020, 23:45:52
I know the IC is way past this point but it's hard to find info in the 6-700 posts: What was the reason for choosing FR-4 and aluminium as plate choices and not brass?

I think the idea was just that brass is too rigid for Oldcat's taste, but by all means, somebody correct me if I'm wrong. On this topic, if someone could give a little more testimonial to FR-4 as a plate material, that would be great. I've never personally used it and am not that familiar with it as a material.

Personally I think that FR4 is somewhat similar to Alu but slightly more flexible. It's also not as pingy in terms of sound. Built my Savage65 with the included FR4 plate and I didn't see anything wrong with it. IMO still prefer PC plate, but it's not bad.

Between FR-4, PC, and aluminum, which you would you say is the lowest pitch / thock-iest? I have limited experience with PC and FR-4, and it's always a little hard to tell because I normally don't build the same board with different plates. I.e. it's hard to attribute sound differences to the plate when it could just be the different case.

I haven't built a single board with both FR4 and PC plates either. I have however built a board with both alu and PC plates. I definitely can't give a be-all-end-all type of conclusion to which plate material gives the most thock, simply because every build uses a different combination of switches, case, and plate. In addition, there are variables like plate thickness, mounting style and mounting points of a case, etc that influence the sound. So like you said, it is quite hard to isolate the difference in plates unless you keep all other variables the same and do multiple builds in one case with different plates.

That being said, I do lean towards PC for most comfortable typing experience with it being the softest, and providing the lowest pitch sound. Followed by FR4 and alu in that order, but that is just how I interpret it in my head. Could be different for other people.

Thanks! Much appreciated. Iíll definitely give the FR4 a try. Maybe one day Iíll buy 4 or 5 of the same board to do a good apples to apples plate material comparison when I have the time and money to spare. Thanks again!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: prizeS on Tue, 26 May 2020, 03:19:21


Thanks! Much appreciated. Iíll definitely give the FR4 a try. Maybe one day Iíll buy 4 or 5 of the same board to do a good apples to apples plate material comparison when I have the time and money to spare. Thanks again!

yw!  :D :D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: TofuOrganic on Tue, 26 May 2020, 05:11:07
This board looks amazing! I've been looking for a 65% GB to commit to and I think I just found it <3!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 26 May 2020, 11:19:30
Any updates on colors badges available? Maybe a poll with all renders?

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Still talking to Potter about the color offerings (and if we do more colors for badges), should know more soon!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink | MummyCat Deskmat!
Post by: FTR_Beat on Tue, 26 May 2020, 11:45:12
We can see you are going all out on that GB. It keeps getting better and better. And those mats bro, artsy!!

Now, do we REALLY have to wait for CyberVoyager?? Kiddin', we will likely leverage the experience and have a better QA that way.

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink | MummyCat Deskmat!
Post by: ufomer on Tue, 26 May 2020, 18:17:25
Sorry if I missed something here, but is this going to be a limited run or can I just join the group buy without any issues?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink | MummyCat Deskmat!
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Tue, 26 May 2020, 19:05:46
Sorry if I missed something here, but is this going to be a limited run or can I just join the group buy without any issues?

It'll most likely not be limited but that of course depends on the response and how many orders the team ks comfortable taking.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: Sabin on Wed, 27 May 2020, 06:59:37

Thanks bro, for the kind words! This will certainly be an endgame 65% for myself :)

Hi, sorry if the question has already been answered but will hotswap still be available for V2 and if so will there be an option to have a 1U badge at the top? Thank you.

Also one more question, do you know the approximate weight of the board built?

Thank you again, love the design and hoping to get one for myself :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink | MummyCat Deskmat!
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Wed, 27 May 2020, 07:08:51

Thanks bro, for the kind words! This will certainly be an endgame 65% for myself :)

Hi, sorry if the question has already been answered but will hotswap still be available for V2 and if so will there be an option to have a 1U badge at the top? Thank you.

Also one more question, do you know the approximate weight of the board built?

Thank you again, love the design and hoping to get one for myself :)
I canít answer the weight question but hotswap is out. Something about the gasket mount.


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink | MummyCat Deskmat!
Post by: Shiftbuzz on Wed, 27 May 2020, 07:35:59
Will there be an option to mix&match top & bottom materials ?
Like alu top with PC bottom?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink | MummyCat Deskmat!
Post by: Sabin on Wed, 27 May 2020, 07:48:15

Thanks bro, for the kind words! This will certainly be an endgame 65% for myself :)

Hi, sorry if the question has already been answered but will hotswap still be available for V2 and if so will there be an option to have a 1U badge at the top? Thank you.

Also one more question, do you know the approximate weight of the board built?

Thank you again, love the design and hoping to get one for myself :)
I canít answer the weight question but hotswap is out. Something about the gasket mount.


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Ah ok, thanks for the reply.
Haven't been able to scope a lot of group buys because of work this year, I really want to find a decent heavy 65% hot swappable board..
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink | MummyCat Deskmat!
Post by: itsprobablyme on Wed, 27 May 2020, 12:34:30
Is it possible to get some GMK future funk renders on some of the colourways that might suit it? I am 100% in for one board (maybe 2) and I was wondering which colours would look best for it (first keycap set I ever bought). Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: ScullyD on Wed, 27 May 2020, 13:41:54
when gb start?

Probably around the end of July/beginning of August
when gb start?

Yeah, we should be able to get this ready for GB soon but will wait till Space65 R2 GB ships. So the day we start GB, we can start preparing the production process.

How many of these boards can i buy as a single group buyer.  I envisioning wanting to get a few for matching color sets.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink | MummyCat Deskmat!
Post by: harmful on Wed, 27 May 2020, 13:50:57
Are you gonna be making a frost poly for this one?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink | MummyCat Deskmat!
Post by: FTR_Beat on Wed, 27 May 2020, 13:54:00
Are you gonna be making a frost poly for this one?

+1000 interest on frost poly!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink | MummyCat Deskmat!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 27 May 2020, 17:12:56
Are you gonna be making a frost poly for this one?

+1000 interest on frost poly!

100
Are you gonna be making a frost poly for this one?

100%! We shall see the frosted poly prototypes soon :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink | MummyCat Deskmat!
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Wed, 27 May 2020, 17:53:49
Can we get a seperate renders of the deskmat. Those look amazing.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink | MummyCat Deskmat!
Post by: theside123 on Wed, 27 May 2020, 18:14:18

Can you see the interior design? I want to see the disassembled figure. I wonder how it is assembled
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink | MummyCat Deskmat!
Post by: LukeDoky on Wed, 27 May 2020, 20:26:18
I love this. The white/pink render is so good. I also prefer the original badge placement, much more unique.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink | MummyCat Deskmat!
Post by: cptbubbles on Wed, 27 May 2020, 20:52:10
Really curious how a black body and pink badge would look with Olivia++ or Blink. The pink badge on Dracula looks cooler on the colour spectrum whereas the one on the white body looks closer to pastel pink. Does this mean thereís two pinks for the badges?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: lamonayon on Wed, 27 May 2020, 20:55:33
Sorry if this has already been asked, is there any estimate for when these will start shipping based on the GB being in July/August?

I'd assume 3-5 months seeing how fast Graystudio works. So probably you could be safe assuming December or January.
Thanks. I was going to go for a cheap(er) hot swap kbdf build but I think I'm gonna hold out for this, which will be my first GB and non-mass produced mech, I'm pretty excited, the Red Samurai render looks amazing.

Gives me plenty of time to get used to soldering too, lol
You wonít be disappointed. This is a really nice board to get as your first excellent choice.


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Thanks bro, for the kind words! This will certainly be an endgame 65% for myself :)

end game for you? quite interested on what specs & colorway (or should I say panda option?) on the v2 will you get for yourself? 😁
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink | MummyCat Deskmat!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 27 May 2020, 21:55:26
Thanks everyone for the additional batch of questions and comments, and kind words.

I was tied up with a deadline last few days and will come back to addressing your questions soon.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 27 May 2020, 22:01:48
Sorry if this has already been asked, is there any estimate for when these will start shipping based on the GB being in July/August?

I'd assume 3-5 months seeing how fast Graystudio works. So probably you could be safe assuming December or January.
Thanks. I was going to go for a cheap(er) hot swap kbdf build but I think I'm gonna hold out for this, which will be my first GB and non-mass produced mech, I'm pretty excited, the Red Samurai render looks amazing.

Gives me plenty of time to get used to soldering too, lol
You wonít be disappointed. This is a really nice board to get as your first excellent choice.


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Thanks bro, for the kind words! This will certainly be an endgame 65% for myself :)

end game for you? quite interested on what specs & colorway (or should I say panda option?) on the v2 will you get for yourself? 😁

Yes, after buying so many keyboards, the whole point of this project is to build ones that are my personal endgames. I really like the Think6.5 PC version that I designed last year, but not so much the sound profile of the aluminum version with Holy Panda (I almost exclusively use Holy Pandas these days. Fine with Cherry MX retooled blacks I think but I rarely use it now), so I set out to get back to a gasket-mount design which I actually originally planned for the v1 version of Think6.5. I am going to the length of making injection molds to produce the specially designed gaskets, not sure how much difference in improvements they will make, but it will at least be a very solid gasket system with locking on both the plate and the cases.

I will not profit anything other than maybe a couple of prototypes from this prospective GB (one of which will likely go to Alex for a build stream). All possible proceeds, if any, will go to AirPotter's keyboard business that will enable him to continue innovating and experimenting with new things.

RE colorway, my favorite colorway has always been Panda (e-white top and black bottom).
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink Deskmat | Last Poll!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 27 May 2020, 22:09:58
I know the IC is way past this point but it's hard to find info in the 6-700 posts: What was the reason for choosing FR-4 and aluminium as plate choices and not brass?

I think the idea was just that brass is too rigid for Oldcat's taste, but by all means, somebody correct me if I'm wrong. On this topic, if someone could give a little more testimonial to FR-4 as a plate material, that would be great. I've never personally used it and am not that familiar with it as a material.

Personally I think that FR4 is somewhat similar to Alu but slightly more flexible. It's also not as pingy in terms of sound. Built my Savage65 with the included FR4 plate and I didn't see anything wrong with it. IMO still prefer PC plate, but it's not bad.

Between FR-4, PC, and aluminum, which you would you say is the lowest pitch / thock-iest? I have limited experience with PC and FR-4, and it's always a little hard to tell because I normally don't build the same board with different plates. I.e. it's hard to attribute sound differences to the plate when it could just be the different case.

I haven't built a single board with both FR4 and PC plates either. I have however built a board with both alu and PC plates. I definitely can't give a be-all-end-all type of conclusion to which plate material gives the most thock, simply because every build uses a different combination of switches, case, and plate. In addition, there are variables like plate thickness, mounting style and mounting points of a case, etc that influence the sound. So like you said, it is quite hard to isolate the difference in plates unless you keep all other variables the same and do multiple builds in one case with different plates.

That being said, I do lean towards PC for most comfortable typing experience with it being the softest, and providing the lowest pitch sound. Followed by FR4 and alu in that order, but that is just how I interpret it in my head. Could be different for other people.

Yeah each plate material will offer some sort of features. I will do a personal comparison sometime in terms of the flex, sound signature, etc., as I have all of these materials built at least a couple of times.

My personal preference (for 1.5mm plate) is FR4 > Alu >= CF > PC  >> Brass >> Steel
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 27 May 2020, 22:18:06
Can we get a seperate renders of the deskmat. Those look amazing.

For sure! Not sure which one you are talking about (I rendered quite a few), so here you go for all of them. A few are outside of this GB (one by Alex and one by May)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZwYkMrg.png)
By Alexotos, outside of this GB, but check it out when it is restocked it is amazing!

(https://i.imgur.com/hdjxk8v.png)
By May, outside of this GB.

(https://i.imgur.com/cGgV81b.png)
By inertG, this is for the Dracula - GB is separate and will be run by inertG

(https://i.imgur.com/kaF8TQm.png)
By xingchen_fan, this will likely be included in the GB

(https://i.imgur.com/EfVdrPS.png)
One more colorway by xingchen_fan, this will likely be included in the GB - will likely pick one background color later.

(https://i.imgur.com/R6405VZ.png)
By 66Fannie99, this will be included in the GB.


Lastly, a fun one for you guys as you wait for the Think6.5V2! Yes, it is coming :)

(https://i.imgur.com/NBr3ckd.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink | MummyCat Deskmat!
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Wed, 27 May 2020, 22:30:22
Can we get a seperate renders of the deskmat. Those look amazing.

For sure! Not sure which one you are talking about (I rendered quite a few), so here you go for all of them. A few are outside of this GB (one by Alex and one by May)

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

By Alexotos, outside of this GB, but check it out when it is restocked it is amazing!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/hdjxk8v.png)

By May, outside of this GB.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/cGgV81b.png)

By inertG, this is for the Dracula - GB is separate and will be run by inertG

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/kaF8TQm.png)

By xingchen_fan, this will likely be included in the GB

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

One more colorway by xingchen_fan, this will likely be included in the GB - will likely pick one background color later.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/R6405VZ.png)

By 66Fannie99, this will be included in the GB.


Lastly, a fun one for you guys as you wait for the Think6.5V2! Yes, it is coming :)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/NBr3ckd.png)


Maaaaan this is makingme hesitate and consider a 65%...
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Deskmat collection | updated renders
Post by: thatguy11m on Wed, 27 May 2020, 23:49:44
Never really liked the Think 6.5 layout because I use all the keys on the right most row often for delete, discord mute/deafen, volume up/down. What if, you made the Alt and Fn keys on the right side of the spacebars 1u keys, and you'd have a wider block for the emblem. Right now with the top right position, it seems too similar to the Kyuu
Title: Re: Extra PCB
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 28 May 2020, 12:00:24
Hello!

I'm interested in getting this kit, however I have never soldered a board and was wondering if purchasing an extra PCB is an option? Worried in case I somehow damage the first board by accident during assembly.

Thanks

Yes, extra PCBs and plates will be options during GB.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // CatThink | MummyCat Deskmat!
Post by: Scucka on Thu, 28 May 2020, 12:28:02
Can we get a seperate renders of the deskmat. Those look amazing.

For sure! Not sure which one you are talking about (I rendered quite a few), so here you go for all of them. A few are outside of this GB (one by Alex and one by May)

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

By Alexotos, outside of this GB, but check it out when it is restocked it is amazing!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/hdjxk8v.png)

By May, outside of this GB.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/cGgV81b.png)

By inertG, this is for the Dracula - GB is separate and will be run by inertG

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/kaF8TQm.png)

By xingchen_fan, this will likely be included in the GB

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

One more colorway by xingchen_fan, this will likely be included in the GB - will likely pick one background color later.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/R6405VZ.png)

By 66Fannie99, this will be included in the GB.


Lastly, a fun one for you guys as you wait for the Think6.5V2! Yes, it is coming :)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/NBr3ckd.png)


Give me 2
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Deskmat collection | updated renders
Post by: houkiaa on Thu, 28 May 2020, 12:29:13
Is this going to be a limited run? If so do you know how many units are going to be available for each colorway? Thanks
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Deskmat collection | updated renders
Post by: fabijolo on Thu, 28 May 2020, 13:04:23
It's going to be a group buy in which, let's say 59 people chose the colour black (during the timeperiod in which the GB runs), at least 59 black units are going to be made (and maybe even some more for extras)

So as long as you enter the group buy during the time it runs, you will get the colour you desire with no problems :thumb:
Is this going to be a limited run? If so do you know how many units are going to be available for each colorway? Thanks
Title: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Deskmat collection | updated renders
Post by: bobdenard on Thu, 28 May 2020, 17:02:47
The Laser Think 6.5 renders on IG look so amazing! I hope at least one of the two colors will be made available. Laser is really popular so it should be a no brainer.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Deskmat collection | updated renders
Post by: perry4761 on Thu, 28 May 2020, 17:08:58
These deskmats are beautiful!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Deskmat collection | updated renders
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 28 May 2020, 17:48:47
Will be giving away 69 pcs of transparent panda switches for the Gray Studio June giveaway on IG (https://www.instagram.com/oldcat87/) if anyone is interested.

They should be enough to cover your 65% board. Only one batch of these switches ever made.

Giveaway rules per usual. And every month either AirPotter or I will run a fun giveaway.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Deskmat collection | updated renders
Post by: riku. on Thu, 28 May 2020, 18:02:07
Will be giving away 69 pcs of transparent panda switches for the Gray Studio June giveaway on IG (https://www.instagram.com/oldcat87/) if anyone is interested.

They should be enough to cover your 65% board. Only one batch of these switches ever made.

Giveaway rules per usual. And every month either AirPotter or I will run a fun giveaway.

can you only enter the giveaway if you have IG? dont have any social media..  :(
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Deskmat collection | updated renders
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 28 May 2020, 18:07:53
Will be giving away 69 pcs of transparent panda switches for the Gray Studio June giveaway on IG (https://www.instagram.com/oldcat87/) if anyone is interested.

They should be enough to cover your 65% board. Only one batch of these switches ever made.

Giveaway rules per usual. And every month either AirPotter or I will run a fun giveaway.

can you only enter the giveaway if you have IG? dont have any social media..  :(

Unfortunately, it is probably the easiest way for me to run an RNG-type giveaway and we've done it many times there.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: stealthzero on Thu, 28 May 2020, 21:07:14
God I wish I could afford this...it looks so good in aluminum and top right corner logo.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: farmisen on Thu, 28 May 2020, 21:17:02
Hello!

I'm interested in getting this kit, however I have never soldered a board and was wondering if purchasing an extra PCB is an option? Worried in case I somehow damage the first board by accident during assembly.

Thanks
Check out the following kit from cannon keys. For $35 you can get all the practice you need without worrying destroying a more costly pcb. It comes w/ an extra pcb just in case and at the end you get to have an extra 60% keyboard.

https://cannonkeys.com/collections/frontpage/products/practice60-keyboard-kit

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: kanki0213 on Thu, 28 May 2020, 21:27:02
Are the bottom plates compatible with each other regardless of the 1U top plate or 2U ?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: hottrout on Fri, 29 May 2020, 03:52:45
The first three mats are superb and will all have to also be purchased.  Excellent.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 29 May 2020, 11:52:02
The first three mats are superb and will all have to also be purchased.  Excellent.

They are amazing, but unaffiliated with this GB and have to be purchased separately. Check them out!

Authors are kind enough to let me use their mats to render the boards.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: hottrout on Fri, 29 May 2020, 12:29:17
OHH right.  Do you have a link?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: prizeS on Fri, 29 May 2020, 12:35:57
OHH right.  Do you have a link?

they were sold on TKC, but their GBs ended already. there should be extras soon as I believe they are shipping relatively soon.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: Krzew on Fri, 29 May 2020, 13:32:37
would be nice to have eu vendor so i wouldn't have to pay all these taxes and fees, but definitely in anyway!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 29 May 2020, 15:38:59
Are the bottom plates compatible with each other regardless of the 1U top plate or 2U ?

Yes bottom cases are the same. PCB/Plate/Top case are different for 1U vs. 2U.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: StateSheriff on Fri, 29 May 2020, 16:22:46
There's no EU vendor? That's a shame, adds quite a significant amount to the final price if it's coming from outside.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 29 May 2020, 17:51:11
There's no EU vendor? That's a shame, adds quite a significant amount to the final price if it's coming from outside.

would be nice to have eu vendor so i wouldn't have to pay all these taxes and fees, but definitely in anyway!

I have considered vendors. Actually having a location-specific vendor will increase the sale price quite a bit as there is one more layer of transaction. There are also accountability and customer service issues if additional vendors are involved. It might work well for standard items like keycap sets, but I am not sure about high-end keyboards.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: deanra on Fri, 29 May 2020, 18:12:44
There's no EU vendor? That's a shame, adds quite a significant amount to the final price if it's coming from outside.

would be nice to have eu vendor so i wouldn't have to pay all these taxes and fees, but definitely in anyway!

I have considered vendors. Actually having a location-specific vendor will increase the sale price quite a bit as there is one more layer of transaction. There are also accountability and customer service issues if additional vendors are involved. It might work well for standard items like keycap sets, but I am not sure about high-end keyboards.

definitely +1 for an EU vendor :(
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: StateSheriff on Fri, 29 May 2020, 19:52:35
I have considered vendors. Actually having a location-specific vendor will increase the sale price quite a bit as there is one more layer of transaction. There are also accountability and customer service issues if additional vendors are involved. It might work well for standard items like keycap sets, but I am not sure about high-end keyboards.
I won't tell you what I think is best since I don't have the knowledge required but it would be good if you looked into the best option. Consider that as an example, I'm already paying 20% + 2.5% import duty on the sale price including shipping when it comes from outside the EU, and I think it's similar for most Europeans here from Germany, France etc.


But even after considering that if you say adding an EU-vendor adds to the sale price significantly and causes too much extra complexity in the process then the decision makes sense!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 29 May 2020, 20:07:38
I have considered vendors. Actually having a location-specific vendor will increase the sale price quite a bit as there is one more layer of transaction. There are also accountability and customer service issues if additional vendors are involved. It might work well for standard items like keycap sets, but I am not sure about high-end keyboards.

I don't have experience with setting up a GB or anything similar so I could be wrong, but when I look at some of the most popular high-end keyboard GBs most do opt for an EU vendor and I'm guessing there's a reason for it, in spite of higher sale price?

I won't tell you what to do since I don't have the knowledge required but it would be good if you looked into the best option. Consider that as an example, I'm already paying 20% + 2.5% import duty on the sale price including shipping when it comes from outside the EU, and I think it's similar for most Europeans here from Germany, France etc.

Hmm, I guess this is assuming when the vendors import goods from outside the country, they do not pay import tax or pay a substantially lower amount of tax for goods than the individual buyers would otherwise pay, so the surplus gained from the tax savings minus the cost of setting up and transacting with a vendor can be transferred to the buyers? Otherwise, the cost calculation actually comes down to shipping cost difference minus the fees charged by the vendor.

I would of course want to make the final price as low as possible for the buyers. Like the OG Think GB, I am not charging money for the designs. If the number works out and customer service responsibilities can be figured out, then I don't see why not.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: StateSheriff on Fri, 29 May 2020, 20:26:10

Hmm, I guess this is assuming when the vendors import goods from outside the country, they do not pay import tax or pay a substantially lower amount of tax for goods than the individual buyers would otherwise pay, so the surplus gained from the tax savings minus the cost of setting up and transacting with a vendor can be transferred to the buyers? Otherwise, the cost calculation actually comes down to shipping cost difference minus the fees charged by the vendor.

I would of course want to make the final price as low as possible for the buyers. Like the OG Think GB, I am not charging money for the designs. If the number works out and customer service responsibilities can be figured out, then I don't see why not.
I would have thought it works a similar way, perhaps it'd be useful to clear up with an EU vendor how it would affect final sale prices.

Obviously you are attempting to provide us the opportunity to purchase a high quality product for the lowest price possible which is appreciated. It sucks to get hit with charges when purchasing outside of the EU which is why I think a lot are grateful for vendors, so you looking into it to see if it's a possibility and benefit (or not) would be awesome :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: deanra on Fri, 29 May 2020, 20:39:39
Maybe you can call the "European version"  Think6.5 v2.0 Warranty Replacement product.  :D

logically warranty replacements aren't a new purchase and wouldn't attract the >20% import taxes we're hit with here in EU :/
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Fri, 29 May 2020, 20:43:26
Maybe you can call the "European version"  Think6.5 v2.0 Warranty Replacement product.  :D

logically warranty replacements aren't a new purchase and wouldn't attract the >20% import taxes we're hit with here in EU :/

Ohhhhhhhh scandalous!!!! O_o
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: deanra on Fri, 29 May 2020, 21:07:33
I wonder if the importer could pay import taxes on the 'cost' of the product.. whereas an individual would pay import taxes on the retail price of the product?

Additionally, anything I pay in USD also attracts a phat fee from my bank + a ****ty exchange rate..
I guess someone like Candykeys or Mykeyboard would do a single "big" transfer through a service like xe.com for a negotiated exchange rate and non-existent fees..

Anyway, I don't think that StateSheriff or myself are trying to scrounge to save a few nickels... but if
* there are significant savings to be made
* it doesn't generate a lot of extra effort for you
* you have enough EU interest to justify the use of an EU proxy

I'm pretty sure it would be beneficial for us..especially for those that are hoping to pick up multiple KBs in the GB..

On a personal note, I'd prefer that my money ended up with "you"(those making think6.5v2 happen) or at least with the aforementioned EU proxies that are contributing to the community here.. rather than giving it away as import taxes..
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 30 May 2020, 00:01:22
I wonder if the importer could pay import taxes on the 'cost' of the product.. whereas an individual would pay import taxes on the retail price of the product?

Additionally, anything I pay in USD also attracts a phat fee from my bank + a ****ty exchange rate..
I guess someone like Candykeys or Mykeyboard would do a single "big" transfer through a service like xe.com for a negotiated exchange rate and non-existent fees..

Anyway, I don't think that StateSheriff or myself are trying to scrounge to save a few nickels... but if
* there are significant savings to be made
* it doesn't generate a lot of extra effort for you
* you have enough EU interest to justify the use of an EU proxy

I'm pretty sure it would be beneficial for us..especially for those that are hoping to pick up multiple KBs in the GB..

On a personal note, I'd prefer that my money ended up with "you"(those making think6.5v2 happen) or at least with the aforementioned EU proxies that are contributing to the community here.. rather than giving it away as import taxes..

Good points, I will check with a vendor I know again and see what the fees/costs will be, though I am pretty sure the importer's tax will be based on how much the units are sold to him/her but I can be wrong.

If it makes financial sense for the buyers with the roughly identical amount received by Potter (as the GB runner), I'd be happy to talk to him to do it through that route. This will likely mean the sale price will be $400+ for EU, my guess.

For US buyers I think it always makes sense to buy directly from a maker, because it is very unlikely you get hit with any importer tax (which I have never been).

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: Slayer77 on Sat, 30 May 2020, 03:19:18
You EU guys are complaining about 20% which is cute. In India we have to pay 42% on value of board+shipping. Makes it hard to consider buying boards where seller won't undervalue on package.

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: StateSheriff on Sat, 30 May 2020, 05:14:10
You EU guys are complaining about 20% which is cute. In India we have to pay 42% on value of board+shipping. Makes it hard to consider buying boards where seller won't undervalue on package.

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Just to reiterate, I haven't brought this up to complain or penny pinch. I was prepared to go ahead with the GB knowing the charges would come on top, but I mentioned the vendors because I saw several others asking the same thing.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: Raku on Sat, 30 May 2020, 05:36:05
Is there any information on when the Group Buy will start?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: ufomer on Sat, 30 May 2020, 05:37:45
Is there any information on when the Group Buy will start?
Main post said July/August

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: Felix1 on Sat, 30 May 2020, 08:02:02
In sweden the taxes are calculated based on the total price which mean that if I'd buy the think, an extra pcb and plate, this would maybe be slightly over $450. After adding shipping which would probably be at least $50 the price in us would be 500 adding taxes on this (which in sweden is 25% and in all eu countries have to be a minimum of 15%) pushes the price to $625. So if an eu vendor would be possible I would appreciate it and I'm sure many others would too.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 30 May 2020, 14:03:58
69 clear pandas giveaway is live: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA0qN8ZHn5g/?igshid=vrkk9clc1kwa
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: perry4761 on Sat, 30 May 2020, 14:44:08
69 clear pandas giveaway is live: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA0qN8ZHn5g/?igshid=vrkk9clc1kwa

I'd love to participate, but after reading the rules I realized it's going to be quite hard since I'm the only degenerate among my friends who's into mechanical keyboards
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: Rejeckted on Sat, 30 May 2020, 14:58:59
Ah bummer. Not a fan of these instagram giveaways with the 'follow/tag/repost' rules.

Good luck to everyone who entered though, can't wait for this GB to go live!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: Kalabalik on Sat, 30 May 2020, 21:30:21
Sorry if this has already been answered (or is obvious), but exactly how customizable will the board be in the end? Will I be able to order any configuration of top case color, bottom case color, badge placement, badge color, badge paint fill, etc?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: jubei on Sun, 31 May 2020, 04:08:25
Sorry if this has already been answered (or is obvious), but exactly how customizable will the board be in the end? Will I be able to order any configuration of top case color, bottom case color, badge placement, badge color, badge paint fill, etc?

+1 on customization

Badge renders in OP seems too busy for me. A minimal or cleaner brand logo would be nice to have as an option, like the design at the bottom of the case possibly. Meanwhile, nice looking board definitely.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Sun, 31 May 2020, 04:28:33
+1 for the EU proxies.
I rather have my money go to OP for the designs rather than the tax office.
Plus I have to unbox at the customs office and show them whats inside :(
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 31 May 2020, 10:40:36
Sorry if this has already been answered (or is obvious), but exactly how customizable will the board be in the end? Will I be able to order any configuration of top case color, bottom case color, badge placement, badge color, badge paint fill, etc?

The base kit will come in pre-set colorways. Format will be similar to the Space65 CyberVoyager GB.
Will have one optional badge in different colors to choose from. Badge is a LED badge (diffused from under below a diffuser), not an infill type badge, so you can set the color to anything you want.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: Pxlp on Sun, 31 May 2020, 15:38:16
I cant wait for GB for this keyboard ughhhhhhhh I hope I dont miss it
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 31 May 2020, 21:37:54
PCB prototype has arrived, will post some image soon!

And on a side note, what PCB color do you guys would like to be in the production version?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: Kalabalik on Sun, 31 May 2020, 21:39:22
what PCB color do you guys would like to be in the production version?

Black
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: Zeelobby on Sun, 31 May 2020, 21:59:19
Yellow is always one of my favorite. Especially if somewhat transparent.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: isaiasr212 on Sun, 31 May 2020, 22:11:34
Start the GB already lol
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Mon, 01 June 2020, 00:41:09
Personally Iíd prefer matte black. If colored, navy blue or dark purple if thatís an option. Bright colors do look cool by themselves under a PC case but also may significantly restrict the variety of keycap sets that will go well with the board.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: musicgecko on Mon, 01 June 2020, 03:01:06
Dark grey for pcb mask would look clean.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: StateSheriff on Mon, 01 June 2020, 03:12:06
Definitely black.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: kanki0213 on Mon, 01 June 2020, 04:04:25
Are the bottom plates compatible with each other regardless of the 1U top plate or 2U ?

Yes bottom cases are the same. PCB/Plate/Top case are different for 1U vs. 2U.
Good!
How about PC and Alu bottoms?


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: StateSheriff on Mon, 01 June 2020, 09:36:56
Would be cool to see an image/render of how the pc option looks!
Edit: Actually I just realised I can look at the OG Think6.5 for that lol
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Mon, 01 June 2020, 10:20:04
Dark grey for pcb mask would look clean.

I stand by what I said about bright colors, but agree dark gray would look good. Didnít think of it.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 01 June 2020, 16:39:38
Are the bottom plates compatible with each other regardless of the 1U top plate or 2U ?

Yes bottom cases are the same. PCB/Plate/Top case are different for 1U vs. 2U.
Good!
How about PC and Alu bottoms?


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They will be the same, but the tolerance may be different, mix and match is possible based on R1 run based on some user pictures, but we will not officially offer mix and match options. They will most likely be made in different factories.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: BuddhaBen on Mon, 01 June 2020, 19:47:32
Do we have any renders or ideas of what the bottom/weight will look like?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: fabijolo on Tue, 02 June 2020, 00:01:07
Just scroll through the IC pages, on page 6 f.e. you can see the bottom :thumb:
Do we have any renders or ideas of what the bottom/weight will look like?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Tue, 02 June 2020, 01:16:31
Do we have any renders or ideas of what the bottom/weight will look like?

On that note though, can we get an idea of what the weight will look like through the PC case bottom? How large is the weight? What shape is it? Is it going to be at all like v1.0 where the interior part of the weight has a design engraved/cut into it?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: MKBGeek on Tue, 02 June 2020, 02:42:46
Will there be an all brass option available at some point?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 02 June 2020, 13:34:24
Do we have any renders or ideas of what the bottom/weight will look like?

On that note though, can we get an idea of what the weight will look like through the PC case bottom? How large is the weight? What shape is it? Is it going to be at all like v1.0 where the interior part of the weight has a design engraved/cut into it?

The prototype should come out soon. There are a couple of renders of the weight - and I will do a few more! Potter was not able to go to the factory yet due to falling when chasing his dog off-leash. He should recover in a few days.


Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 02 June 2020, 13:37:13
Here are the 1U PCBs, 2U will be separate and coming soon:

Red is just for prototyping, Final color is pending - suggestions welcome


(https://i.imgur.com/T1fykqT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/i1uzqaX.jpg)

Also the cat logo will be replaced by the one below:

(https://i.imgur.com/P6Md614.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: BuddhaBen on Tue, 02 June 2020, 14:25:51
PCB design looks great. I wouldnt mind still having the cat logo.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: dRnRcRr on Tue, 02 June 2020, 22:00:18
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: Jyobah on Tue, 02 June 2020, 22:01:53
LOVING the whole design so far, pcb looks lit. Like the cat engraving on it too.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: cadrev on Wed, 03 June 2020, 06:58:50
 Is there a chance to have an option for FR4 Half Plates?  :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: GhostEther on Wed, 03 June 2020, 08:56:48
The cat logo does look good tho. Will you do an IC on the PCB colors?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: lamonayon on Wed, 03 June 2020, 13:38:31

Sorry oldcat, too excited so I'll post this here!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: ufomer on Wed, 03 June 2020, 13:41:51

Sorry oldcat, too excited so I'll post this here!
Holy **** that looks nice. Consider me reserved, any ETA on GB?

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: Rejeckted on Wed, 03 June 2020, 13:43:30

Sorry oldcat, too excited so I'll post this here!
Holy **** that looks nice. Consider me reserved, any ETA on GB?

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Original post says July/August
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: ufomer on Wed, 03 June 2020, 13:53:06

Sorry oldcat, too excited so I'll post this here!
Holy **** that looks nice. Consider me reserved, any ETA on GB?

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Original post says July/August
I'm dumb, thanks lol

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 03 June 2020, 14:01:52

Sorry oldcat, too excited so I'll post this here!

Thanks brother, for posting, much appreciated! And here are the original res images :) And before the prototype pictures are out I will render a few from the back to showcase some cool details of the weight from the external side.

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

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

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Wed, 03 June 2020, 14:23:17
Will this be limited? as in number of units?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: Lizcuits on Wed, 03 June 2020, 17:00:03
Having trouble finding a solid answer for the v2, it looks like there will be a hotswap version available in this run? Can anyone confirm this? I'm new to GBs so I just want to double check!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: deanra on Wed, 03 June 2020, 18:49:55
Having trouble finding a solid answer for the v2, it looks like there will be a hotswap version available in this run? Can anyone confirm this? I'm new to GBs so I just want to double check!

Almost definitely looks like there will NOT be a hot swap version for the v2 (due to the new gasket design).
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: ShovelScum on Thu, 04 June 2020, 03:39:07

Sorry oldcat, too excited so I'll post this here!

Thanks brother, for posting, much appreciated! And here are the original res images :) And before the prototype pictures are out I will render a few from the back to showcase some cool details of the weight from the external side.

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


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


Gott Dayum! That 2U one looks slicker than a frog in an oil barrel! I cannot wait to get my hands on this! Now i can't decide if i want Aluminum or PC! Ugh! I want both, but i also want to keep my house! Lol
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 04 June 2020, 11:12:41
A few images of the weight detail viewed from outside as some posts have been difficult to locate:

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

(https://i.imgur.com/WMUpVfW.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 04 June 2020, 19:22:06
Having trouble finding a solid answer for the v2, it looks like there will be a hotswap version available in this run? Can anyone confirm this? I'm new to GBs so I just want to double check!

Right, no hotswap as it wonít work super well with a gasket mount design :(
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: StateSheriff on Thu, 04 June 2020, 20:11:31


Right, no hotswap as it wonít work super well with a gasket mount design :(

When are we gonna get details on the gasket design? Waiting on the prototype?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: Kinesiologist on Thu, 04 June 2020, 22:29:40
Can you please add ESD protection to the PCB and use USB-C port?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Thu, 04 June 2020, 22:43:19
Can you please add ESD protection to the PCB and use USB-C port?
I think they did, since they fixed the ESD problems with the cybervoyager release Iíd assume they will do ESD with this one.


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: Kalabalik on Fri, 05 June 2020, 01:28:47
Can you please add ESD protection to the PCB and use USB-C port?
The renders show a USB-C port.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: lamonayon on Fri, 05 June 2020, 10:51:24
A few images of the weight detail viewed from outside as some posts have been difficult to locate:

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


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


Will the Weight Logo's be in a Gray only color, or it's also going to be matched to the colorway of the board?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 05 June 2020, 13:36:58
Can you please add ESD protection to the PCB and use USB-C port?

Yes, for sure, both are already incorporated.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 05 June 2020, 13:46:05


Right, no hotswap as it wonít work super well with a gasket mount design :(

When are we gonna get details on the gasket design? Waiting on the prototype?

The specific type of Gaskets to be used and how they work (and hopefully why they are better ones) will likely be unveiled when Alex live streams a build! The design intends the gaskets to be precisely locked to both the plate and the cases (all current gaskets just have guides on the cases I believe).

Currently, the injection molds for the gaskets have been made (took quite a bit of time) and we will be making alternative ones with varying material softness. Once I receive the prototypes along with the gaskets, I will test ones with varying material softness to determine the best one soon.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Fri, 05 June 2020, 13:48:02


Right, no hotswap as it wonít work super well with a gasket mount design :(

When are we gonna get details on the gasket design? Waiting on the prototype?

The specific type of Gaskets to be used and how they work (and hopefully why they are better ones) will likely be unveiled when Alex live streams a build! The design intends the gaskets to be precisely locked to both the plate and the cases (all current gaskets just have guides on the cases I believe).

Currently, the injection molds for the gaskets have been made (took quite a bit of time) and we will be making alternative ones with varying material softness. Once I receive the prototypes along with the gaskets, I will test ones with varying material softness to determine the best one soon.
Would different gaskets be a possibility? Say for example if someone wants to use really soft ones or another person prefers harder material?

Would offering different hardness be possible?


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 05 June 2020, 22:22:37


Right, no hotswap as it wonít work super well with a gasket mount design :(

When are we gonna get details on the gasket design? Waiting on the prototype?

The specific type of Gaskets to be used and how they work (and hopefully why they are better ones) will likely be unveiled when Alex live streams a build! The design intends the gaskets to be precisely locked to both the plate and the cases (all current gaskets just have guides on the cases I believe).

Currently, the injection molds for the gaskets have been made (took quite a bit of time) and we will be making alternative ones with varying material softness. Once I receive the prototypes along with the gaskets, I will test ones with varying material softness to determine the best one soon.
Would different gaskets be a possibility? Say for example if someone wants to use really soft ones or another person prefers harder material?

Would offering different hardness be possible?


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Good suggestion, and I will look into it!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Fri, 05 June 2020, 22:31:51


Right, no hotswap as it wonít work super well with a gasket mount design :(

When are we gonna get details on the gasket design? Waiting on the prototype?

The specific type of Gaskets to be used and how they work (and hopefully why they are better ones) will likely be unveiled when Alex live streams a build! The design intends the gaskets to be precisely locked to both the plate and the cases (all current gaskets just have guides on the cases I believe).

Currently, the injection molds for the gaskets have been made (took quite a bit of time) and we will be making alternative ones with varying material softness. Once I receive the prototypes along with the gaskets, I will test ones with varying material softness to determine the best one soon.
Would different gaskets be a possibility? Say for example if someone wants to use really soft ones or another person prefers harder material?

Would offering different hardness be possible?


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Good suggestion, and I will look into it!
Thanks for taking it into consideration. Every picture and update makes this board more interesting.


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Sat, 06 June 2020, 04:19:18
Hi oldcat,
I wanted to know if you looked into the EU proxy and found something out?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 06 June 2020, 15:53:13
Hi oldcat,
I wanted to know if you looked into the EU proxy and found something out?

Potter said after thinking further, he will not be working with another vendor (EU or elsewhere), most due to customer service and accountability issues. Keyboards are different from keycaps, they contain many parts that can be easily damaged, and any customer service is extremely expensive. Vendor inspections of boards are also virtually impossible as the boards are sealed. He said he has worked with vendors in the past (e.g., zfrontier), and those GBs had been a pain for buyers and himself. For anything, a buyer communicates with the vendor, and vendor communicates with him, a lot is lost in the process and everything is delayed further. He said based on the experience with Think6.5v1 GB, most EU buyers actually find direct shipping a smooth process. Potter said he will check with his DHL agent on what can be done about customs valuation within legal bounds and with the items insured.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Sat, 06 June 2020, 16:23:59
Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: prizeS on Sat, 06 June 2020, 17:22:42
Hi oldcat,
I wanted to know if you looked into the EU proxy and found something out?

Potter said after thinking further, he will not be working with another vendor (EU or elsewhere), most due to customer service and accountability issues. Keyboards are different from keycaps, they contain many parts that can be easily damaged, and any customer service is extremely expensive. Vendor inspections of boards are also virtually impossible as the boards are sealed. He said he has worked with vendors in the past (e.g., zfrontier), and those GBs had been a pain for buyers and himself. For anything, a buyer communicates with the vendor, and vendor communicates with him, a lot is lost in the process and everything is delayed further. He said based on the experience with Think6.5v1 GB, most EU buyers actually find direct shipping a smooth process. Potter said he will check with his DHL agent on what can be done about customs valuation within legal bounds and with the items insured.

oldcat with the clutch info. not in EU personally but my friend is. appreciate it always!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 06 June 2020, 23:44:00
Prototype Plate (Fr-4 version), what other plate colors do you like to be included?

(https://i.imgur.com/ehLV9Aq.jpg)

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: PotatoTM on Sun, 07 June 2020, 00:05:00
Prototype Plate (Fr-4 version), what other plate colors do you like to be included?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ehLV9Aq.jpg)


If there's no dark PC option then I'd vote for a white plate/pcb option
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: villagepillage on Sun, 07 June 2020, 01:04:54
I need it
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Sun, 07 June 2020, 01:45:37
Prototype Plate (Fr-4 version), what other plate colors do you like to be included?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ehLV9Aq.jpg)


Wow that looks insanely good. The outlining around each cutout is beautiful. I like the dark color (canít tell if itís black or gray) because of the high contrast with the outlining. I think it would be less bold/interesting on a light color. I do think an FR4 plate should match the pcb if possible. I stand behind my previous recommendations of black, dark gray, navy blue, or dark purple for consideration for the pcb color. I also personally prefer the idea of a darker pcb rather than white/light color because I like to have something to see through the polycarbonate. I just think that something should be somewhat neutral in color so as to not clash with too many keycap sets.

One comment not related to color: are those outlines thick enough to be seen from under the switches once theyíre inserted? It would be a shame if they vanish during assembly (yes I realize you wonít see them anyway once the board is assembled but nothing about this hobby is rational lmao).
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: Kalabalik on Sun, 07 June 2020, 01:47:24
Prototype Plate (Fr-4 version), what other plate colors do you like to be included?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ehLV9Aq.jpg)


If there's no dark PC option then I'd vote for a white plate/pcb option
Do you have a picture of it not covered by bubble wrap?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: Hawksmoor on Sun, 07 June 2020, 06:09:21
Prototype Plate (Fr-4 version), what other plate colors do you like to be included?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ehLV9Aq.jpg)


If there's no dark PC option then I'd vote for a white plate/pcb option
Do you have a picture of it not covered by bubble wrap?

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: hottrout on Sun, 07 June 2020, 06:27:05
Nice :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: StateSheriff on Sun, 07 June 2020, 06:27:41
Looks great!

The colour isn't as crucial to me as I won't go for polycarb, but I agree with the other guy that it should (for the most part) match the PCB!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Sun, 07 June 2020, 06:30:34
That's lit
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: natevas on Sun, 07 June 2020, 06:44:37
This is looking great - amazing work OP. Just a wee question re. the slogan on the anchor - "Refuse to sink". Would you consider having a different slogan? If an anchor doesn't sink then it's perhaps as useful as a chocolate teapot ^-^
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 07 June 2020, 11:27:46
Prototype Plate (Fr-4 version), what other plate colors do you like to be included?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ehLV9Aq.jpg)


If there's no dark PC option then I'd vote for a white plate/pcb option
Do you have a picture of it not covered by bubble wrap?

Here is one from Potter!

(https://i.imgur.com/JgQmAh0.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: Joelmo on Sun, 07 June 2020, 12:04:46
Is the GB still targeting July as per the original post? Incredibly excited for this kit.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: dRnRcRr on Sun, 07 June 2020, 13:23:16
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 07 June 2020, 15:17:04
Is the GB still targeting July as per the original post? Incredibly excited for this kit.

Potter is confirmed to go to the factory this upcoming week to pick up the Think6.5v2 prototypes as well as to move the Space65 R2 GB forward to the surface treatment stage!
I am very hopeful for July!

And a couple of GMK Nord renders with the electrophoresis-arctic blue color we are working on:

(https://i.imgur.com/fBmMv4Y.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TRgkv7B.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Sun, 07 June 2020, 15:49:15
I am so confused on which badge style I want. :(
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: Clay333 on Sun, 07 June 2020, 16:13:49
Will this be an unlimited group buy, raffle, or a FCFS type of deal? I have been admiring the V1 of this board since they first shipped and want to get in on this really bad, just feeling a little demoralized after loosing 2 raffle group buys this weekend.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: Little4Real on Sun, 07 June 2020, 16:42:04
I think this is gonna be an unlimited GB like the original Think 6.5.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 07 June 2020, 19:53:53
Will this be an unlimited group buy, raffle, or a FCFS type of deal? I have been admiring the V1 of this board since they first shipped and want to get in on this really bad, just feeling a little demoralized after loosing 2 raffle group buys this weekend.

I think this is gonna be an unlimited GB like the original Think 6.5.

Yes, it will be a limited time, unlimited slot Group Buy hosted on graystudio.club

And by the way every time I see your profile pic, I am very happy.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Mon, 08 June 2020, 02:08:01
Sorry to bother again, but I wanted to know what is the lead time and shipment ( in approx months) since I may have vacation/ moving end of this year. I will plan accordingly.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 08 June 2020, 10:49:52
Sorry to bother again, but I wanted to know what is the lead time and shipment ( in approx months) since I may have vacation/ moving end of this year. I will plan accordingly.

We are targeting 3-4 months. The Space65 R2 ended on April 18th, and it is in surface treatment stage now, targeting end of July shipment.
Do not worry, you can change your address after joining the GB.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: SirTimmyTimbit on Mon, 08 June 2020, 11:11:09
wait can you see the underglow under the PCB shing throgh?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB & Plate update | Logo Badge?
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 08 June 2020, 11:25:23
I made a logo badge, would this be of interest as a default badge? It's actually a bit more complicated to make.


(https://i.imgur.com/bpW0f02.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/r4WEKbi.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/myZ2v79.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/NHAa4gf.png)

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

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

(https://i.imgur.com/4RQhrxV.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB & Plate update | Logo Badge?
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Mon, 08 June 2020, 11:46:42
I made a logo badge, would this be of interest as a default badge? It's actually a bit more complicated to make.


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/bpW0f02.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/r4WEKbi.png)


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(https://i.imgur.com/myZ2v79.png)


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(https://i.imgur.com/NHAa4gf.png)


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


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


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


Personally, the light bulb is still my favorite to be included as the default badge. I think it provides useful continuity of design from v1.0 to v2.0. I also just think it looks good. If only one badge is included, I would prefer that it be the light bulb.

That being said, I also like the Graystudio logo, and I understand the interest in including it in a visible manner. If it isn't a huge increase, I wouldn't personally be upset if the board price were slightly higher to allow for a Graystudio badge to also be included as a second badge. Maybe that's an unpopular opinion. If there's only one badge included, I would prefer that it be the light bulb though.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB update | Plate update
Post by: InediblePi on Mon, 08 June 2020, 13:25:31
Is the GB still targeting July as per the original post? Incredibly excited for this kit.

Potter is confirmed to go to the factory this upcoming week to pick up the Think6.5v2 prototypes as well as to move the Space65 R2 GB forward to the surface treatment stage!
I am very hopeful for July!

And a couple of GMK Nord renders with the electrophoresis-arctic blue color we are working on:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/fBmMv4Y.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/TRgkv7B.jpg)


Will the line above the 2U badge be a diffuser or micro holes like V1?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB & Plate update | Logo Badge?
Post by: lz2019 on Mon, 08 June 2020, 15:44:19
the thread is long, I didn't go over the discussion, sorry if it's repeated but I have two small things to confirm,
1. is it already confirmed that Navy Blue will be offered?
2. in the case of 1U badge (at upper-right corner), the 3 keys below it is in the order Del --> PgUp --> PgDn, can I program it to be PgUp --> PgDn --> Del ?
thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB & Plate update | Logo Badge?
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Mon, 08 June 2020, 15:56:17
the thread is long, I didn't go over the discussion, sorry if it's repeated but I have two small things to confirm,
1. is it already confirmed that Navy Blue will be offered?
2. in the case of 1U badge (at upper-right corner), the 3 keys below it is in the order Del --> PgUp --> PgDn, can I program it to be PgUp --> PgDn --> Del ?
thanks!

I think color is still up in the air. Iím interested in frosted polycarbonate, so I havenít paid that much attention. As for the keys, you can program any key on the board to be anything you want. You could make every key ďFĒ if you wanted to. Whether or not you can match the legends to whatever you program the keys to though depends on your keycap set.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB & Plate update | Logo Badge?
Post by: lz2019 on Mon, 08 June 2020, 16:11:38
the thread is long, I didn't go over the discussion, sorry if it's repeated but I have two small things to confirm,
1. is it already confirmed that Navy Blue will be offered?
2. in the case of 1U badge (at upper-right corner), the 3 keys below it is in the order Del --> PgUp --> PgDn, can I program it to be PgUp --> PgDn --> Del ?
thanks!

I think color is still up in the air. Iím interested in frosted polycarbonate, so I havenít paid that much attention. As for the keys, you can program any key on the board to be anything you want. You could make every key ďFĒ if you wanted to. Whether or not you can match the legends to whatever you program the keys to though depends on your keycap set.

Got it. This is very cool! :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB & Plate update | Logo Badge?
Post by: Clay333 on Mon, 08 June 2020, 17:54:11
I made a logo badge, would this be of interest as a default badge? It's actually a bit more complicated to make.


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/bpW0f02.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/r4WEKbi.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/myZ2v79.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/NHAa4gf.png)


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


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


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


That badge looks great in the top right, but the light bulb looks best on mid right. Don't know what it is but the new badge doesn't look quite right above the arrows. Either way it's a very nice design. Can't wait to get in on the group buy. It will be nice to actually get a board and not just loose raffles.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB & Plate update | Logo Badge?
Post by: prizeS on Mon, 08 June 2020, 18:12:43
still prefer the lightbulb 2u, but the logo 1u looks pretty good. either way in for a couple haha.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB & Plate update | Logo Badge?
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 08 June 2020, 19:39:39
I made a logo badge, would this be of interest as a default badge? It's actually a bit more complicated to make.


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/bpW0f02.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/r4WEKbi.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/myZ2v79.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/NHAa4gf.png)


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


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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/4RQhrxV.jpg)


Personally, the light bulb is still my favorite to be included as the default badge. I think it provides useful continuity of design from v1.0 to v2.0. I also just think it looks good. If only one badge is included, I would prefer that it be the light bulb.

That being said, I also like the Graystudio logo, and I understand the interest in including it in a visible manner. If it isn't a huge increase, I wouldn't personally be upset if the board price were slightly higher to allow for a Graystudio badge to also be included as a second badge. Maybe that's an unpopular opinion. If there's only one badge included, I would prefer that it be the light bulb though.

Unless there is an overwhelming interest, I think we might just be better off skipping including the new Gray logo badge, to avoid unnecessary complexity for the already-complex GB :) Will run a quick poll and see.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB & Plate update | Logo Badge?
Post by: StateSheriff on Mon, 08 June 2020, 19:52:59
Would be good to get a clear image of what badge design options there will be because I'm kind of confused at this point lol. My understanding right now is that the options are the lightbulb, compass, or anchor? (Not including the recent grey studio logo suggestion)

And the weight will be the anchor as shown above with no options?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB & Plate update | Logo Badge?
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 08 June 2020, 22:50:24
Would be good to get a clear image of what badge design options there will be because I'm kind of confused at this point lol. My understanding right now is that the options are the lightbulb, compass, or anchor? (Not including the recent grey studio logo suggestion)

And the weight will be the anchor as shown above with no options?

I will share a render of the badge options. If there are no surprises (i.e., many people like the Gray logo to be the default badge), there will be a default badge of the OG think logo (lightbulb+gear) with one marine-themed badge as an option (currently, 1U is anchor, 2U is compass - these choices are mainly due to the lighting designs - do note that there will be diffused LED lights from under the badge through a diffuser and for some badges the lights cannot diffuse properly as per simulations).

You are correct that there are no weight options. This is as customizable as we can make it to be.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB & Plate update | Logo Badge?
Post by: gnomesayin on Tue, 09 June 2020, 00:27:06
I am definitely in for this.  One of my favorite designs and missed v1
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB & Plate update | Logo Badge?
Post by: enjoidis on Tue, 09 June 2020, 01:30:25
I made a logo badge, would this be of interest as a default badge? It's actually a bit more complicated to make.


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/bpW0f02.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/r4WEKbi.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/myZ2v79.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/NHAa4gf.png)


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


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


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


That is a pretty sweet badge, I like it and the compass best, I'd be down for both the compass and the new one for sure!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB & Plate update | Logo Badge?
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Tue, 09 June 2020, 08:31:28
Nice badge, very clean. But then it's not so obvious that it's a Think 6.5...  :-\
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB & Plate update | Logo Badge?
Post by: Ptaty on Tue, 09 June 2020, 10:16:24
Has the position for the badge been confirmed yet?

Really loving the top right hand corner option!

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB & Plate update | Logo Badge?
Post by: oalmali on Tue, 09 June 2020, 11:00:21
Stop doing more renders and get to the GB please! Can't wait for this awesome board anymore :D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 09 June 2020, 12:07:55
Tested anodizing a 1U prototype today!

Forgive the horrendously low-quality picture, proper photoshoots will be done with I receive them in the mail :) I am just excited to share with you this sneak peak.

And it appears Potter is too excited to get it done and did not notice that the 1U badge chamfer has not been added yet (it will be).

And prototypes for the 2U in other colors, and the polycarbonate version are forthcoming in the next few days.

(https://i.imgur.com/DBv0dLu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rQzo1KV.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: CrazyAssMonkey on Tue, 09 June 2020, 12:18:06
Tested anodizing a 1U prototype today!

Forgive the horrendously low-quality picture, proper photoshoots will be done with I receive them in the mail :) I am just excited to share with you this sneak peak.

And it appears Potter is too excited to get it done and did not notice that the 1U badge chamfer has not been added yet (it will be).

And prototypes for the 2U in other colors, and the polycarbonate version are forthcoming in the next few days.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/DBv0dLu.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/rQzo1KV.jpg)

Wow that looks nice.
Ne purple avail? :3


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: lamonayon on Tue, 09 June 2020, 12:18:40
Tested anodizing a 1U prototype today!

Forgive the horrendously low-quality picture, proper photoshoots will be done with I receive them in the mail :) I am just excited to share with you this sneak peak.

And it appears Potter is too excited to get it done and did not notice that the 1U badge chamfer has not been added yet (it will be).

And prototypes for the 2U in other colors, and the polycarbonate version are forthcoming in the next few days.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/DBv0dLu.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/rQzo1KV.jpg)


Can't wait, oldcat! Make sure the Panda 🐼 is there please!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Tue, 09 June 2020, 12:45:03
what are the color options for the GB?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: Slayer77 on Tue, 09 June 2020, 12:49:37
Tested anodizing a 1U prototype today!

Forgive the horrendously low-quality picture, proper photoshoots will be done with I receive them in the mail :) I am just excited to share with you this sneak peak.

And it appears Potter is too excited to get it done and did not notice that the 1U badge chamfer has not been added yet (it will be).

And prototypes for the 2U in other colors, and the polycarbonate version are forthcoming in the next few days.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/DBv0dLu.jpg)


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: dlavelle94 on Tue, 09 June 2020, 13:33:04
Just want to confirm, is this an unlimited group buy, or restricted slots?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: Rejeckted on Tue, 09 June 2020, 13:40:32
Just want to confirm, is this an unlimited group buy, or restricted slots?

Oldcat answered this a few responses earlier

Will this be an unlimited group buy, raffle, or a FCFS type of deal? I have been admiring the V1 of this board since they first shipped and want to get in on this really bad, just feeling a little demoralized after loosing 2 raffle group buys this weekend.

I think this is gonna be an unlimited GB like the original Think 6.5.

Yes, it will be a limited time, unlimited slot Group Buy hosted on graystudio.club

And by the way every time I see your profile pic, I am very happy.

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: musicgecko on Tue, 09 June 2020, 14:32:19
would still want light bulb 2u over the logo ver.


Also would we there be the option to choose polycarb plate while getting alu top and bottom? or get as an extra?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 09 June 2020, 18:33:38
would still want light bulb 2u over the logo ver.


Also would we there be the option to choose polycarb plate while getting alu top and bottom? or get as an extra?

Regarding the badges, I am sticking with the old plan and not sure there is even a need to check about the ďlogo badge,Ē Itís my hunch that itís highly unlikely the logo badge will be preferred

Looks like we wonít be offering Polycarb plate, and extra top or bottom will complicate things further. So sorry they wonít be offered as extras. Lessens learned from V1 run is that the only way to fulfill a GB in the promised timeframe is to keep the GB as simple as possible :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: Slayer77 on Tue, 09 June 2020, 18:39:48
would still want light bulb 2u over the logo ver.


Also would we there be the option to choose polycarb plate while getting alu top and bottom? or get as an extra?

Regarding the badges, I am sticking with the old plan and not sure there is even a need to check about the ďlogo badge,Ē Itís my hunch that itís highly unlikely the logo badge will be preferred

Looks like we wonít be offering Polycarb plate, and extra top or bottom will complicate things further. So sorry they wonít be offered as extras. Lessens learned from V1 run is that the only way to fulfill a GB in the promised timeframe is to keep the GB as simple as possible :)
How is the fr4 plate material? Will it provide flex like a poly plate?

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Tue, 09 June 2020, 22:36:45
would still want light bulb 2u over the logo ver.


Also would we there be the option to choose polycarb plate while getting alu top and bottom? or get as an extra?

Regarding the badges, I am sticking with the old plan and not sure there is even a need to check about the ďlogo badge,Ē Itís my hunch that itís highly unlikely the logo badge will be preferred

Looks like we wonít be offering Polycarb plate, and extra top or bottom will complicate things further. So sorry they wonít be offered as extras. Lessens learned from V1 run is that the only way to fulfill a GB in the promised timeframe is to keep the GB as simple as possible :)
How is the fr4 plate material? Will it provide flex like a poly plate?

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FR4 is the material PCBs are made of. It doesnít flex as much as polycarbonate, but it does flex more than aluminum, brass, or steel.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: Slayer77 on Wed, 10 June 2020, 00:40:02
would still want light bulb 2u over the logo ver.


Also would we there be the option to choose polycarb plate while getting alu top and bottom? or get as an extra?

Regarding the badges, I am sticking with the old plan and not sure there is even a need to check about the ďlogo badge,Ē Itís my hunch that itís highly unlikely the logo badge will be preferred

Looks like we wonít be offering Polycarb plate, and extra top or bottom will complicate things further. So sorry they wonít be offered as extras. Lessens learned from V1 run is that the only way to fulfill a GB in the promised timeframe is to keep the GB as simple as possible :)
How is the fr4 plate material? Will it provide flex like a poly plate?

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FR4 is the material PCBs are made of. It doesnít flex as much as polycarbonate, but it does flex more than aluminum, brass, or steel.
Thanks! I am pretty new to this and have only tried alu and stainless steel. Would you recommend fr4 for linears?

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Wed, 10 June 2020, 01:13:56
would still want light bulb 2u over the logo ver.


Also would we there be the option to choose polycarb plate while getting alu top and bottom? or get as an extra?

Regarding the badges, I am sticking with the old plan and not sure there is even a need to check about the ďlogo badge,Ē Itís my hunch that itís highly unlikely the logo badge will be preferred

Looks like we wonít be offering Polycarb plate, and extra top or bottom will complicate things further. So sorry they wonít be offered as extras. Lessens learned from V1 run is that the only way to fulfill a GB in the promised timeframe is to keep the GB as simple as possible :)
How is the fr4 plate material? Will it provide flex like a poly plate?

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FR4 is the material PCBs are made of. It doesnít flex as much as polycarbonate, but it does flex more than aluminum, brass, or steel.
Thanks! I am pretty new to this and have only tried alu and stainless steel. Would you recommend fr4 for linears?

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Honestly Iíve never used an FR4 plate either, at least not in one of my own boards. I may have tried one at a meetup at some point, but I honestly canít remember. I have used a plateless board with PCB mount switches, which I guess is similar since the degree of flex comes from the FR4 of the PCB. While not a very satisfying answer, the most truthful answer I can give you is that you have to decide for yourself if you like it. I know, totally uselessóbut also true. Obviously there is a pandemic in the way, but the best way to figure out your preferences is to go to a meetup when you can and if there is one in your area. Regarding the type of switch, Iím not sure one plate material is necessarily best for linear VS. Tactile. I think it just depends on what kind of bottom out you prefer in general.

I will say this, which might actually be helpful: the FR4 will definitely flex more than the aluminum and steel that youíve tried. Personally, as someone who grew up typing on Apple laptop keyboards, I find that because itís what Iím used to, I actually prefer a harder bottom out (and therefore stiffer plate) with light actuation force switches. So I tend to go for aluminum or brass plates, and my favorite switches are 62g zealios for tactile and tealios for linear but with 60g springs in them. Clickies I donít really use, but I have a box white board, and theyíre fine.

There are a number of videos on YouTube comparing plate material that have the added benefit of you being able to hear the effect of the plate on sound. Iíd recommend taking a look to help inform your decision. Hope that helped a little!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: Slayer77 on Wed, 10 June 2020, 01:19:13
would still want light bulb 2u over the logo ver.


Also would we there be the option to choose polycarb plate while getting alu top and bottom? or get as an extra?

Regarding the badges, I am sticking with the old plan and not sure there is even a need to check about the ďlogo badge,Ē Itís my hunch that itís highly unlikely the logo badge will be preferred

Looks like we wonít be offering Polycarb plate, and extra top or bottom will complicate things further. So sorry they wonít be offered as extras. Lessens learned from V1 run is that the only way to fulfill a GB in the promised timeframe is to keep the GB as simple as possible :)
How is the fr4 plate material? Will it provide flex like a poly plate?

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FR4 is the material PCBs are made of. It doesnít flex as much as polycarbonate, but it does flex more than aluminum, brass, or steel.
Thanks! I am pretty new to this and have only tried alu and stainless steel. Would you recommend fr4 for linears?

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Honestly Iíve never used an FR4 plate either, at least not in one of my own boards. I may have tried one at a meetup at some point, but I honestly canít remember. I have used a plateless board with PCB mount switches, which I guess is similar since the degree of flex comes from the FR4 of the PCB. While not a very satisfying answer, the most truthful answer I can give you is that you have to decide for yourself if you like it. I know, totally uselessóbut also true. Obviously there is a pandemic in the way, but the best way to figure out your preferences is to go to a meetup when you can and if there is one in your area. Regarding the type of switch, Iím not sure one plate material is necessarily best for linear VS. Tactile. I think it just depends on what kind of bottom out you prefer in general.

I will say this, which might actually be helpful: the FR4 will definitely flex more than the aluminum and steel that youíve tried. Personally, as someone who grew up typing on Apple laptop keyboards, I find that because itís what Iím used to, I actually prefer a harder bottom out (and therefore stiffer plate) with light actuation force switches. So I tend to go for aluminum or brass plates, and my favorite switches are 62g zealios for tactile and tealios for linear but with 60g springs in them. Clickies I donít really use, but I have a box white board, and theyíre fine.

There are a number of videos on YouTube comparing plate material that have the added benefit of you being able to hear the effect of the plate on sound. Iíd recommend taking a look to help inform your decision. Hope that helped a little!
Thanks! This just confused me more, guess I will get 2 plates now haha

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PCB & Plate update | Logo Badge?
Post by: dstaar on Wed, 10 June 2020, 01:20:45
I am definitely in for this.  One of my favorite designs and missed v1

+1
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Wed, 10 June 2020, 02:47:59
Thanks! This just confused me more, guess I will get 2 plates now haha

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My bad. Iím really wordy, and Iíve been watching movies and drinking. My understanding is that the flex ranking, from most flex to least flex, is polycarbonate>FR4>aluminum>brass>steel. Carbon fiber can vary depending on the specific composition of the carbon fiber composite used but is somewhere in the FR4-aluminum range. Hopefully thatís more helpful. Also keep in mind that mounting affects the feel as well. If youíre used to an aluminum plate on a bottom mount board that has standoffs supporting the PCB from below, the gasket mount on this Think6.5 v2 will make the same aluminum plate material feel a little softer. The plate can flex more and the gasket material also absorbs some of the impact of each keystroke.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: isaiasr212 on Wed, 10 June 2020, 03:04:51
You can possibly consider selling badges as an extra cost, maybe a full set? I'd definitely be interested in purchasing the whole set, as I'll be purchasing each of the v2's being offered.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: Frostbyte on Wed, 10 June 2020, 07:11:52
You can possibly consider selling badges as an extra cost, maybe a full set? I'd definitely be interested in purchasing the whole set, as I'll be purchasing each of the v2's being offered.

I'd like this too, mostly if the sailboat was still an option. I'm busted up that the sailboat has disappeared from the board, I loved that thing.  :(
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: StateSheriff on Wed, 10 June 2020, 10:07:44
+1 for optional badge extras. If I have to choose one I probably won't have any idea until I'm submitting the order  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: gilbert on Wed, 10 June 2020, 10:15:50
Top right badge placement is great! :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 10 June 2020, 13:14:38
Updating a few e-white renders of 1U with GMK Shoko and Wildcat deskmat. Note that the Wildcat Deskmat is not associated with this GB (It is wildcat's personal design and not for sale at this point).

Note that we will likely provide both e-white and e-beige colors. E-white will be a cooler white as rendered, E-beige will be a warmer white (something like the epbt cool kids).

(https://i.imgur.com/2JNijtd.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/eIfk1fw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OUVvfaf.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // prototype update!
Post by: ImunizE on Wed, 10 June 2020, 14:14:30
Love the colour do you think you will be releasing this colourway so excited about this keyboard the design is just perfect!!

(https://i.imgur.com/44hvbCf.jpg)

Updating a few e-white renders of 1U with GMK Shoko and Wildcat deskmat. Note that the Wildcat Deskmat is not associated with this GB (It is wildcat's personal design and not for sale at this point).

Note that we will likely provide both e-white and e-beige colors. E-white will be a cooler white as rendered, E-beige will be a warmer white (something like the epbt cool kids).

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // new renders | prototype update
Post by: EndlesslyWandering on Wed, 10 June 2020, 18:04:10
I'm really excited for this but I think the top right placement is better.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // new renders | prototype update
Post by: Vncity86 on Wed, 10 June 2020, 18:13:49
Top right with the Light Bulb is by far the best, just POPS!

Can't wait!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // new renders | prototype update
Post by: StateSheriff on Wed, 10 June 2020, 18:53:14
I actually think I prefer the OG 2u badge. The separation is a bit unconventional and different from the ordinary top right placement.

Renders are nice, looking forward to seeing a fully built prototype!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // new renders | prototype update
Post by: hottrout on Wed, 10 June 2020, 19:38:48
Looking better every time I come back to read.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // new renders | prototype update
Post by: dRnRcRr on Wed, 10 June 2020, 22:42:45
This ^^^^^^
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // new renders | prototype update
Post by: jl23 on Thu, 11 June 2020, 05:24:26
Can you please answer if there is going to be an option without the badge? I saw some people asking this (including me), and you aren't responding to these questions (unless I just haven't seen your reponse, then sorry).
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // new renders | prototype update
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Thu, 11 June 2020, 11:35:22
Can you please answer if there is going to be an option without the badge? I saw some people asking this (including me), and you aren't responding to these questions (unless I just haven't seen your reponse, then sorry).

Unsure if I will do badgeless again, from the data perspective, there were not that many people choosing badgeless during the R1 Think6.5 GB, and adding a different top piece increases production costs significantly. If cost permits, I would like to offer 2 badge position options this time as opposed to having badgeless. Hope you understand.

To be honest, I really liked the old design. I'm not feeling this one (yet). I'm hoping there will be a Polycarbonate version?

Thanks! Yes I do plan to offer PC as long as the GB is not too complicated - weighing different aspects now. Might have to cut out hotswap and badgeless this time.
I made a few changes to the design already with community feedback. Hope you will feel the THiNK soon! And thanks for being patient and tolerant with my new designs.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // new renders | prototype update
Post by: buumb on Thu, 11 June 2020, 13:23:36
I apologize if this has been answered already or a novice question but is Think6.5 2.0 compatible with other pcbs available in the market?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // new renders | prototype update
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 11 June 2020, 14:52:21
Hesitant in trying to get a poll going so late in the IC stage, but quite a few people have requested it so here it is. Please leave a reply here or on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBTo3hrHnRb/

The goal is to gauge whether the lightbulb+gear is still the most preferred, as we plan to have 1 default badge for 1U and 2U, respectively. And then 1 optional badge. Given multiple colors will likely be offered, 3 will be too much for Potter.

(https://i.imgur.com/kRA8VAx.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Thu, 11 June 2020, 15:45:51
lightbulb and gear is the best default
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Thu, 11 June 2020, 15:49:24
lightbulb and gear is the best default
Agreed, as far as I am concerned.


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: Daddyfatsax on Thu, 11 June 2020, 16:05:25
Option A for sure.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: oalmali on Thu, 11 June 2020, 17:24:21
Even though I like the looks of A, light bulb icon has been polluted by politics in the country that I am originally coming from so that's no-no for me. But I know this represents one of the tiniest fraction of the whole audience. So I personally will go for anchor if possible.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: chowder266 on Thu, 11 June 2020, 18:10:10
A as default because it represents the board itself. C as side because it's the manufacturer's logo!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // new renders | prototype update
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Thu, 11 June 2020, 18:28:15
I apologize if this has been answered already or a novice question but is Think6.5 2.0 compatible with other pcbs available in the market?

It's a custom PCB
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Thu, 11 June 2020, 18:29:31
lightbulb and gear is the best default
Agreed, as far as I am concerned.


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Agreed
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: Ellen_Degenocide on Thu, 11 June 2020, 20:01:00
Is the weight on the back definitely an anchor? Because if so, the contrast between that and keeping the original lightbulb makes less sense to me.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // new renders | prototype update
Post by: ShovelScum on Thu, 11 June 2020, 22:12:36
Hesitant in trying to get a poll going so late in the IC stage, but quite a few people have requested it so here it is. Please leave a reply here or on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBTo3hrHnRb/

The goal is to gauge whether the lightbulb+gear is still the most preferred, as we plan to have 1 default badge for 1U and 2U, respectively. And then 1 optional badge. Given multiple colors will likely be offered, 3 will be too much for Potter.

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(https://i.imgur.com/kRA8VAx.jpg)


So i am just going to say it. I think the default should be the badges that match the theme. So i am going to say Option "B" should be the default badge, to match the Anchor themed weight. But that is just me. I would like to see one of the other badges will be an option, cause i'd love to have both. I like the Compass badge, and not sure why everyone is so against the nautical theme. I understand that it may not match EVERY keycap set you want it to, but that is what the color options are for....
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: fabijolo on Fri, 12 June 2020, 00:12:11
Either the lightbulb, or the compass are still the best imo :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: Slayer77 on Fri, 12 June 2020, 00:14:03
A as default, but B is highly compelling too..compass looks great.

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: Ztox on Fri, 12 June 2020, 06:27:08
Is the weight on the back definitely an anchor? Because if so, the contrast between that and keeping the original lightbulb makes less sense to me.

I don't really like the anchor but I agree with this.

Dream setup for me would be the 2u light bulb on top and the Gray Studio logo on the bottom but I appreciate that the bottom anchor is probably set already.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: Rhk on Fri, 12 June 2020, 08:02:00
Is the weight on the back definitely an anchor? Because if so, the contrast between that and keeping the original lightbulb makes less sense to me.

Agreed
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // new renders | prototype update
Post by: lamonayon on Fri, 12 June 2020, 08:20:51
Hesitant in trying to get a poll going so late in the IC stage, but quite a few people have requested it so here it is. Please leave a reply here or on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBTo3hrHnRb/

The goal is to gauge whether the lightbulb+gear is still the most preferred, as we plan to have 1 default badge for 1U and 2U, respectively. And then 1 optional badge. Given multiple colors will likely be offered, 3 will be too much for Potter.

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(https://i.imgur.com/kRA8VAx.jpg)


These two oldcat  :D

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: cadrev on Fri, 12 June 2020, 08:23:14
Hey oldcat, just wanted to ask if this design comes with a USB-C daughterboard? I just saw the Polaris having an issue with the usb port due to its gasket mount design (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/h7gofy/polaris_owners_usb_port_stress/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/h7gofy/polaris_owners_usb_port_stress/)),
will this be an issue too or not?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: Natedog351 on Fri, 12 June 2020, 10:35:02
Why is the back weight an anchor to begin with? Some like it some don't but the real issue is why isnt there a consistent theme. Is it the think 6.5v2 or is it the anchor 6.5? Personally the weight is on the back and wont be seen so I could just overlook that and go with A to actually fit the think theme. Theres already a gear around the usb c that wouldn't fit the whole nautical thing. But on the other side of things it's a 400$+ keyboard with a disjointed theme which could be really offputting to several.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: godofdeath on Fri, 12 June 2020, 11:03:05
Aww no badgeless

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: musicgecko on Fri, 12 June 2020, 11:50:19
Since it's already been decided that the anchor weight is on the back, I want the anchor weight or compass badge option to fit the nautical theme.

If it's light bulb or the studio logo (what is it supposed to be anyways?), then what's the theme? Are people voting for lightbulb because they want new badges for their v1s or just simply want another v1 run?.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: AlcoholEnthusiast on Fri, 12 June 2020, 12:13:10
Would really prefer just a blank blocker if possible.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 12 June 2020, 13:20:50
Hey oldcat, just wanted to ask if this design comes with a USB-C daughterboard? I just saw the Polaris having an issue with the usb port due to its gasket mount design (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/h7gofy/polaris_owners_usb_port_stress/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/h7gofy/polaris_owners_usb_port_stress/)),
will this be an issue too or not?

The prototypes will be tested by myself as well as via live stream with Alexotos. I will be sending him a couple of prototypes soon!

The gaskets we made are different from those on the market or ones used on Polaris, so I cannot speak to whether it will have similar concerns until I test the prototypes.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 12 June 2020, 13:21:45
Would really prefer just a blank blocker if possible.

You can 3D print or CNC machine your own blocker badge after GB :)
The blank badge files will be shared after the GB fulfillment.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: dereknt on Fri, 12 June 2020, 13:25:07
Since it's already been decided that the anchor weight is on the back, I want the anchor weight or compass badge option to fit the nautical theme.

If it's light bulb or the studio logo (what is it supposed to be anyways?), then what's the theme? Are people voting for lightbulb because they want new badges for their v1s or just simply want another v1 run?.

Don't know about the other but the reason I vote for light bulb is because I want the theme to be "Think6.5". Not V1, not V2, just Think6.5. That is the entire appeal of the Think6.5 is to me: non-corner badge placement like every other board and the light bulb lights up when I am in fact "Thinking". The reason I want the V2 is because of gasket mounting. Gasket mount board with interesting design is hard to come by.

This is definitely just my opinion and does not reflect opinion of others.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: JvMil on Fri, 12 June 2020, 15:19:34
I would go for option B, as this ties in with the weight on the bottom.
But if it is possible to buy the compass as an extra option, I would be fine with that too
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 12 June 2020, 16:48:05
Since it's already been decided that the anchor weight is on the back, I want the anchor weight or compass badge option to fit the nautical theme.

If it's light bulb or the studio logo (what is it supposed to be anyways?), then what's the theme? Are people voting for lightbulb because they want new badges for their v1s or just simply want another v1 run?.

Don't know about the other but the reason I vote for light bulb is because I want the theme to be "Think6.5". Not V1, not V2, just Think6.5. That is the entire appeal of the Think6.5 is to me: non-corner badge placement like every other board and the light bulb lights up when I am in fact "Thinking". The reason I want the V2 is because of gasket mounting. Gasket mount board with interesting design is hard to come by.

This is definitely just my opinion and does not reflect opinion of others.

This is my intention too :) Gasket mount board with an interesting design (glad you think so!)
And Potter has invested a significant amount of money to inject-mold the gaskets, which will be unveiled later.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: dereknt on Fri, 12 June 2020, 17:02:12
Hey oldcat, what would YOUR Think6.5 v2 look like? With any color combination, badge combination, and any keycaps.

You spent a lot of time worry about what people want and like. Really interested to see what oldcat likes if you want to render it LOL.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 12 June 2020, 17:35:35
Hey oldcat, what would YOUR Think6.5 v2 look like? With any color combination, badge combination, and any keycaps.

You spent a lot of time worry about what people want and like. Really interested to see what oldcat likes if you want to render it LOL.


This one will be my ideal keyboard desktop set up, with GMK Shoko and Wildcat deskmat :)

(https://i.imgur.com/2JNijtd.jpg)

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

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: Madrai on Fri, 12 June 2020, 17:56:08
Ah, of course it'd be the first render you made in the IC. ;)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 13 June 2020, 01:57:46
Another Sandblasted prototype; Before anodization.

Anodized ones will come later.

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: fabijolo on Sat, 13 June 2020, 08:19:02
Somehow I really kind of prefer the bottom one  :blank:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: Ninja_Lawyer on Sat, 13 June 2020, 11:58:46
Will this be true GB or will there be limited spots/raffle shenanigans?

I'm in for this!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: KMPLSV on Sat, 13 June 2020, 12:13:42
No brainer here. It should be "A" as it accurately represents the theme.

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: bigern302 on Sat, 13 June 2020, 12:26:26
A>C>B
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: Llamakob on Sat, 13 June 2020, 12:33:41
Really good keeb you've got going here. Is there any way that we can get a EU proxy like candykeys or myleyboard. As someone who lives in Europe import taxes really kill me. With international shipping plus VAT the price of this keeb would go up to 500 instead of 350. I'd love to get this keyboard but 500 is just a bit too much.

Anyways love the design
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: StateSheriff on Sat, 13 June 2020, 12:57:13
Really good keeb you've got going here. Is there any way that we can get a EU proxy like candykeys or myleyboard. As someone who lives in Europe import taxes really kill me. With international shipping plus VAT the price of this keeb would go up to 500 instead of 350. I'd love to get this keyboard but 500 is just a bit too much.

Anyways love the design
There's a conclusion from oldcat about this somewhere above. Essentially they decided they won't proxy because it creates too much potential for problems with something of this cost.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: Clay333 on Sat, 13 June 2020, 16:15:59
I like all of the badges except the anchor but any of them would be acceptable. I like the OG 2u light bulb the best because it is unique and people know exactly what it is when they see it. I can't wait for this group buy! I just want 1 nice board and have missed out on all the drops/raffles recently and am not paying ridiculous aftermarket prices.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: acaban on Sat, 13 June 2020, 17:37:51
Really good keeb you've got going here. Is there any way that we can get a EU proxy like candykeys or myleyboard. As someone who lives in Europe import taxes really kill me. With international shipping plus VAT the price of this keeb would go up to 500 instead of 350. I'd love to get this keyboard but 500 is just a bit too much.

Anyways love the design
There's a conclusion from oldcat about this somewhere above. Essentially they decided they won't proxy because it creates too much potential for problems with something of this cost.

I missed this part, where was it said?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: StateSheriff on Sat, 13 June 2020, 18:09:50

Potter said after thinking further, he will not be working with another vendor (EU or elsewhere), most due to customer service and accountability issues. Keyboards are different from keycaps, they contain many parts that can be easily damaged, and any customer service is extremely expensive. Vendor inspections of boards are also virtually impossible as the boards are sealed. He said he has worked with vendors in the past (e.g., zfrontier), and those GBs had been a pain for buyers and himself. For anything, a buyer communicates with the vendor, and vendor communicates with him, a lot is lost in the process and everything is delayed further. He said based on the experience with Think6.5v1 GB, most EU buyers actually find direct shipping a smooth process. Potter said he will check with his DHL agent on what can be done about customs valuation within legal bounds and with the items insured.
Here it is
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 13 June 2020, 21:55:14
Good news, the prototypes are confirmed to work perfectly by Potter. All-POM holy pandas were used in testing and the typing feel is sublime.

Next, I have asked Potter (requested by some discord members and friends here) to make gaskets of varying softness and different materials, so I can test them and see if I can find the optimal softness and material. The prototypes should be sent to me soon once the new gaskets are made (a week or so). In the meantime, Potter said he will take some pictures of the Think6.5v2 prototypes and the Space65 ano samples. PC prototypes are also done, pictures forthcoming.

Here is a purple anodization prototype (EVA purple):


(https://i.imgur.com/acSHAql.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // default badge poll | New Prototypes!
Post by: Rejeckted on Sat, 13 June 2020, 22:02:56
Very nice purple  :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // default badge poll | New Prototypes!
Post by: SirTimmyTimbit on Sat, 13 June 2020, 22:03:06
AAAAAAAAAAA
Title: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // default badge poll | New Prototypes!
Post by: MonsterM on Sat, 13 June 2020, 22:11:17
Love the color! Definitely looking forward to this!


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // default badge poll | New Prototypes!
Post by: KMPLSV on Sat, 13 June 2020, 22:11:53
OHHHHH man that purple! Gimmie some more!

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // default badge poll | New Prototypes!
Post by: jo h n on Sat, 13 June 2020, 22:22:12
Really nice! I can't wait for the GB.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: leexy on Sat, 13 June 2020, 22:46:16

The prototypes will be tested by myself as well as via live stream with Alexotos. I will be sending him a couple of prototypes soon!


can you get a more reputable and experienced streamer to build and test the prototype?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: Trixxur on Sat, 13 June 2020, 23:36:39
Good news, the prototypes are confirmed to work perfectly by Potter. All-POM holy pandas were used in testing and the typing feel is sublime.

Next, I have asked Potter (requested by some discord members and friends here) to make gaskets of varying softness and different materials, so I can test them and see if I can find the optimal softness and material. The prototypes should be sent to me soon once the new gaskets are made (a week or so). In the meantime, Potter said he will take some pictures of the Think6.5v2 prototypes and the Space65 ano samples. PC prototypes are also done, pictures forthcoming.

Here is a purple anodization prototype (EVA purple):


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


damn that looks amazing.
Choosing a colour is going to be tough.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: cadrev on Sun, 14 June 2020, 00:50:54

The prototypes will be tested by myself as well as via live stream with Alexotos. I will be sending him a couple of prototypes soon!


can you get a more reputable and experienced streamer to build and test the prototype?

Alexotos isn't reputable?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // default badge poll | New Prototypes!
Post by: JoyousWhale on Sun, 14 June 2020, 03:29:27
The purple look so clean and smooth man. A must buy board once the GB start.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: Llamakob on Sun, 14 June 2020, 03:52:54
Really good keeb you've got going here. Is there any way that we can get a EU proxy like candykeys or myleyboard. As someone who lives in Europe import taxes really kill me. With international shipping plus VAT the price of this keeb would go up to 500 instead of 350. I'd love to get this keyboard but 500 is just a bit too much.

Anyways love the design
There's a conclusion from oldcat about this somewhere above. Essentially they decided they won't proxy because it creates too much potential for problems with something of this cost.

Ahh to bad then. Well thanks for the info in that case. Gonna have to pass in that case as 500 is just too much for me at this moment. Good luck with the gropbuy potter
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // default badge poll | New Prototypes!
Post by: Kinesiologist on Sun, 14 June 2020, 13:38:28
This project is looking good so far.
Can you please elaborate on the following:

1. does the PCB have full ESD protection?
2. does the top and bottom piece of the case share the same color or have the option to do so?
3. can you show diagram of how the plate is mounted?

thank you
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // default badge poll | New Prototypes!
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 14 June 2020, 19:07:23
This project is looking good so far.
Can you please elaborate on the following:

1. does the PCB have full ESD protection?
2. does the top and bottom piece of the case share the same color or have the option to do so?
3. can you show diagram of how the plate is mounted?

thank you

Hey, thanks! Here are some answers:
1. does the PCB have full ESD protection? YES
2. does the top and bottom piece of the case share the same color or have the option to do so? Will plan some color combinations for the GB.
3. can you show diagram of how the plate is mounted? Do you mean a breakdown view of the board? Potter shared a picture of the gaskets here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBYtcDgnZQV/ ; and I will make some demonstration pictures later
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // badge poll out | New Prototypes!
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 14 June 2020, 23:53:50
For the badge poll results, I scraped IG comments and collated the data. Here are the results and we will stick with the plan to have A (gear-bulb) as default badge and B (marine-theme) as the optional badge. C (gray logo badge) is out.

(https://i.imgur.com/8ChGrIu.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // badge poll out | New Prototypes!
Post by: fabijolo on Sun, 14 June 2020, 23:58:50
Awesome, that's great to hear :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // badge poll out | New Prototypes!
Post by: dstaar on Mon, 15 June 2020, 00:50:37
GB is still scheduled in July?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // badge poll out | New Prototypes!
Post by: FunBox on Mon, 15 June 2020, 02:19:29
Really hoping I can make this my first high end board :) I think the lightbulb logo is killer

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // badge poll out | New Prototypes!
Post by: Blehhh on Mon, 15 June 2020, 05:57:45
ive been wanting to try out custom made keyboard
1.is the think65v2 Full gasket isolation mount?
2.what does half seemless means?
Thanks in advance and stay safe everyone :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard //prototype update | default badge poll
Post by: acaban on Mon, 15 June 2020, 07:29:02

Potter said after thinking further, he will not be working with another vendor (EU or elsewhere), most due to customer service and accountability issues. Keyboards are different from keycaps, they contain many parts that can be easily damaged, and any customer service is extremely expensive. Vendor inspections of boards are also virtually impossible as the boards are sealed. He said he has worked with vendors in the past (e.g., zfrontier), and those GBs had been a pain for buyers and himself. For anything, a buyer communicates with the vendor, and vendor communicates with him, a lot is lost in the process and everything is delayed further. He said based on the experience with Think6.5v1 GB, most EU buyers actually find direct shipping a smooth process. Potter said he will check with his DHL agent on what can be done about customs valuation within legal bounds and with the items insured.
Here it is

ok thank you, I hope this will not be expensive to ship to EU!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // default badge poll | New Prototypes!
Post by: kevchigga on Mon, 15 June 2020, 09:19:42
Hey, thanks! Here are some answers:
1. does the PCB have full ESD protection? YES
2. does the top and bottom piece of the case share the same color or have the option to do so? Will plan some color combinations for the GB.
3. can you show diagram of how the plate is mounted? Do you mean a breakdown view of the board? Potter shared a picture of the gaskets here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBYtcDgnZQV/ ; and I will make some demonstration pictures later


I'm easy. I see a white case I buy! lmao. But to have a 2 tone option would be super cool! E-white top and black bottom = DONE DEAL. TAKE MY MONEY!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // badge poll out | New Prototypes!
Post by: Spicemaster on Mon, 15 June 2020, 11:25:14
Will there be the option for both versions of Panda (white top, black bottom; black top, white bottom)?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // default badge poll | New Prototypes!
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 15 June 2020, 12:50:40
Hey, thanks! Here are some answers:
1. does the PCB have full ESD protection? YES
2. does the top and bottom piece of the case share the same color or have the option to do so? Will plan some color combinations for the GB.
3. can you show diagram of how the plate is mounted? Do you mean a breakdown view of the board? Potter shared a picture of the gaskets here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBYtcDgnZQV/ ; and I will make some demonstration pictures later


I'm easy. I see a white case I buy! lmao. But to have a 2 tone option would be super cool! E-white top and black bottom = DONE DEAL. TAKE MY MONEY!

Yes I am actually a huge fan of the Panda colorway (e-white top and black bottom), for sure it will be offered.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // badge poll out | New Prototypes!
Post by: chowder266 on Mon, 15 June 2020, 14:04:48
any idea who's making the thonk and cat think artisans?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // badge poll out | New Prototypes!
Post by: ninjacore on Mon, 15 June 2020, 14:53:21
Will the pink and purple colors both be available?

https://imgur.com/a/lE3GqEb
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // badge poll out | New Prototypes!
Post by: LolChocotaco on Mon, 15 June 2020, 18:19:40
Loving this keyboard. Highly considering for my 65% build
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // badge poll out | New Prototypes!
Post by: bigern302 on Mon, 15 June 2020, 18:35:41
I need the purple.  So good looking. 
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // badge poll out | New Prototypes!
Post by: dstaar on Mon, 15 June 2020, 20:50:10
GB is still scheduled in July?

is GB in beginning of July?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // badge poll out | New Prototypes!
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 16 June 2020, 00:06:47
PC prototypes (2U):

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

(https://i.imgur.com/8H05bwJ.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: OsoKekkou on Tue, 16 June 2020, 00:38:44
Whooooooo boyyy  :eek: :eek: :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: Trixxur on Tue, 16 June 2020, 00:43:14
Might have to grab 2 keyboards at this rate
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: bigern302 on Tue, 16 June 2020, 00:48:19
Yeah, this is escalating the wallet pain rapidly. 
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: RedBananaBread on Tue, 16 June 2020, 00:55:36
They look soooo good! Can't wait! :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Tue, 16 June 2020, 01:46:05
If its not too much to ask, could you go some renders with GMK Sumi or GMK Deep Navy?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: willyG on Tue, 16 June 2020, 02:44:03
REAAALLY hope you plan to use that lilac / lavendar from the renders. EVA-01 is cool but since it was just used for SPACE65 I'd like to see something new! (plus I'm trying to match with taro lol).

Any chance of a black or gray polycarb??
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: Shiftbuzz on Tue, 16 June 2020, 06:59:05
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBD25zqHJFc/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Damn this half/half combo from your IG looks soooo good. Any chance this combo will be available?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: Oddstag on Tue, 16 June 2020, 07:12:36
Would love to see more of the EVA purple!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: cLRLYY on Tue, 16 June 2020, 08:53:14
Thats it, this will be my first premium 65%. Looks really awesome, can't wait for the GB!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: SteveV on Tue, 16 June 2020, 10:38:09
Curious, will this version also have a hotswap verison like the first run?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: shb on Tue, 16 June 2020, 12:03:56
Curious, will this version also have a hotswap verison like the first run?

On his Instagram, he said that a hotswap version will not be an option for the GB but might have another plate+PCB run afterwards. Question is, how long after will that be? I think the interest in a hotswap PCB is really high and shouldve been an option in the upcoming GB.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: jubei on Tue, 16 June 2020, 13:36:27
Curious, will this version also have a hotswap verison like the first run?

On his Instagram, he said that a hotswap version will not be an option for the GB but might have another plate+PCB run afterwards. Question is, how long after will that be? I think the interest in a hotswap PCB is really high and shouldve been an option in the upcoming GB.

Letís have a vote :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: Vaudevi77ain on Tue, 16 June 2020, 14:26:09
Curious, will this version also have a hotswap verison like the first run?

On his Instagram, he said that a hotswap version will not be an option for the GB but might have another plate+PCB run afterwards. Question is, how long after will that be? I think the interest in a hotswap PCB is really high and shouldve been an option in the upcoming GB.

Will that additional plate run mean another weight design besides the anchor? Or just extras
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: SteveV on Tue, 16 June 2020, 17:58:46
Curious, will this version also have a hotswap verison like the first run?

On his Instagram, he said that a hotswap version will not be an option for the GB but might have another plate+PCB run afterwards. Question is, how long after will that be? I think the interest in a hotswap PCB is really high and shouldve been an option in the upcoming GB.

Thanks for the info and that's a bummer!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: rewke on Tue, 16 June 2020, 18:19:52
Curious, will this version also have a hotswap verison like the first run?

On his Instagram, he said that a hotswap version will not be an option for the GB but might have another plate+PCB run afterwards. Question is, how long after will that be? I think the interest in a hotswap PCB is really high and shouldve been an option in the upcoming GB.

What!?!? Nooooooooooo
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Tue, 16 June 2020, 20:48:19
Oldcat explained that the lack of hotswap is due to a compatibility issue with the gasket mounting.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 16 June 2020, 21:26:44
Oldcat explained that the lack of hotswap is due to a compatibility issue with the gasket mounting.

Yeah, it certainly can be done, but my experience with a couple of hotswap boards with thin plate (pcb screwed to the plate) is that it doesn't feel that nice. Hence I opt not to offer it. With a thick plate and PCB screwed to it, I can see it work well, but again people might not like thick plate sound.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: FunBox on Tue, 16 June 2020, 21:35:51
People can always just Millmax the PCB if they absolutely need to have hotswap support. Not offering it is no big deal

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: drlemon14afc on Wed, 17 June 2020, 06:58:02
Hey oldcat, you may have already mentioned this in the thread, or others may have but for those in Europe do you estimate the total cost of the board + shipping + taxes comes to approximately Ä500? Sorry if this has already been verified or if you're unable to give a figure at this time - just trying to pre-plan my budget to get this board as I missed out on r2
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: StateSheriff on Wed, 17 June 2020, 08:16:02
Hey oldcat, you may have already mentioned this in the thread, or others may have but for those in Europe do you estimate the total cost of the board + shipping + taxes comes to approximately Ä500? Sorry if this has already been verified or if you're unable to give a figure at this time - just trying to pre-plan my budget to get this board as I missed out on r2

At 20% VAT rate for the aluminum base set you're looking at roughly Ä430 for board + shipping + taxes.

(Shipping isn't confirmed yet, I used an estimate of $40. Also the VAT rate and any extra duty will vary depending on your country.)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: drlemon14afc on Wed, 17 June 2020, 09:41:08
Hey oldcat, you may have already mentioned this in the thread, or others may have but for those in Europe do you estimate the total cost of the board + shipping + taxes comes to approximately Ä500? Sorry if this has already been verified or if you're unable to give a figure at this time - just trying to pre-plan my budget to get this board as I missed out on r2

At 20% VAT rate for the aluminum base set you're looking at roughly Ä430 for board + shipping + taxes.

(Shipping isn't confirmed yet, I used an estimate of $40. Also the VAT rate and any extra duty will vary depending on your country.)

Thanks so much for that info! I was expecting around the Ä500 mark so anything under will be such a bonus - can't wait for the GB to drop!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 17 June 2020, 10:17:46
Details of the injection-molded prototype gasket with the release cuts - more pictures of various hardness/material coming soon.

Also, I am working on the GB color offering poll, should be out soon!

(https://i.imgur.com/INEVfqw.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu prototypes!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 17 June 2020, 10:37:37
GB Aluminum color offering poll is out, will provide top colors as polled:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1b5Mma6KRHHaKYk9So2Im3hGWBhYtm0ZEAhtuHuNldHM/viewform
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Wed, 17 June 2020, 10:43:24
In the dual color, cant we not select any variant  of the poresented color. For example White-Blue which is not in the form.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: lz2019 on Wed, 17 June 2020, 11:16:39
the blue in the color poll is the same blue in v1.0 ? 
and, any real sample of the Red in dual-color 4&9 ?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: SirTimmyTimbit on Wed, 17 June 2020, 11:38:09
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/QsBtHFCPulX86rPyLnEzDz5udPID7IMp7KIRx_H374K3dczeXTb1Q2tNEKOQ3y0NkCaXcGCArmb_E3dFs8c9gqlnzZPSCm7lxHg3Ve4V1YfDoilVkey9KFKNWVhQ=w740)

What are those lines of powder on the side? 🤔
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Rejeckted on Wed, 17 June 2020, 11:55:21
Show Image
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/QsBtHFCPulX86rPyLnEzDz5udPID7IMp7KIRx_H374K3dczeXTb1Q2tNEKOQ3y0NkCaXcGCArmb_E3dFs8c9gqlnzZPSCm7lxHg3Ve4V1YfDoilVkey9KFKNWVhQ=w740)


What are those lines of powder on the side? 🤔

scratch marks from an oldcat. i had the same idea running through my head lol
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: noorejji on Wed, 17 June 2020, 12:25:11
Keebs and cocaine.

Btw is that blue color a blue-grey? Blue steel?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: acaban on Wed, 17 June 2020, 12:34:41
would be cool to have bigger images to understand better those colors!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 17 June 2020, 13:39:33
would be cool to have bigger images to understand better those colors!

Here you go!

(https://i.imgur.com/8DMiAay.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2YZyiPw.jpg)

Single Colors:

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

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

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

(https://i.imgur.com/1XOJ3aF.png)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/qsk7Eo2.png)

Mixed Colors:


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

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

(https://i.imgur.com/1M3G89j.png)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/hwF2qsX.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/aen34bq.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/wi6WhC4.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/BR7bywM.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/kwdsm8Y.png)

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



Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 17 June 2020, 14:49:15
Show Image
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/QsBtHFCPulX86rPyLnEzDz5udPID7IMp7KIRx_H374K3dczeXTb1Q2tNEKOQ3y0NkCaXcGCArmb_E3dFs8c9gqlnzZPSCm7lxHg3Ve4V1YfDoilVkey9KFKNWVhQ=w740)


What are those lines of powder on the side? 🤔

scratch marks from an oldcat. i had the same idea running through my head lol

Dang thanks for the clarification.... now i realize it does feel like some special powder

But hey this is the wildcat Deskmat haha
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: dRnRcRr on Wed, 17 June 2020, 15:00:47
No ones wallet is safe
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: chowder266 on Wed, 17 June 2020, 15:23:26
No ones wallet is safe

agreed, at this rate I'll probably have to get two boards...
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Cresc3nt on Wed, 17 June 2020, 15:50:14
I know you guys have stated that PC will be an option no matter what, but will we get to pick the color of the frosted polycarb ourselves?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Wed, 17 June 2020, 17:08:14
I knoiw you guys have stated that PC will be an option no matter what, but will we get to pick the color of the frosted polycarb ourselves?

What do you mean? It's uncolored.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 17 June 2020, 18:02:24
I knoiw you guys have stated that PC will be an option no matter what, but will we get to pick the color of the frosted polycarb ourselves?

Frosted polycarb is just that og polycarb color. You might be able to dye it to other colors :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 17 June 2020, 19:58:33
Too late to put it into the poll, but after reading quite a few Instagram comments and the google form comments, white-pink seems to be a thing, any thoughts?

I guess many purchased GMK Noel

(https://i.imgur.com/LLi8DoR.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: erickeyboard on Wed, 17 June 2020, 20:32:54
Too late to put it into the poll, but after reading quite a few Instagram comments and the google form comments, white-pink seems to be a thing, any thoughts?

I guess many purchased GMK Noel

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/LLi8DoR.png)


This is beautiful
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: krpsh on Wed, 17 June 2020, 20:51:31
Too late to put it into the poll, but after reading quite a few Instagram comments and the google form comments, white-pink seems to be a thing, any thoughts?

I guess many purchased GMK Noel

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/LLi8DoR.png)


OMG my favorite pick!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: ShovelScum on Wed, 17 June 2020, 21:50:26
I am just psyched that PC Version is going to be a thing. But because i am up for possibly buying a second one in Aluminum option, i have polled in on my choice of color. I am honestly up for almost any color/combo at this point. I will just find a keycap set to match! Can't wait!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Cresc3nt on Wed, 17 June 2020, 22:11:49
I knoiw you guys have stated that PC will be an option no matter what, but will we get to pick the color of the frosted polycarb ourselves?

Frosted polycarb is just that og polycarb color. You might be able to dye it to other colors :)

Oh, I guess I misunderstood the first page render since there was a frosted pink look. Would this look be best achieved with a blue alum bottom and a polycarb top and can you mix and match like that?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: indigowhale on Wed, 17 June 2020, 23:17:52
Too late to put it into the poll, but after reading quite a few Instagram comments and the google form comments, white-pink seems to be a thing, any thoughts?

I guess many purchased GMK Noel

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/LLi8DoR.png)


yesssss this is beautiful
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: ShovelScum on Thu, 18 June 2020, 02:13:57
I knoiw you guys have stated that PC will be an option no matter what, but will we get to pick the color of the frosted polycarb ourselves?

Frosted polycarb is just that og polycarb color. You might be able to dye it to other colors :)

Oh, I guess I misunderstood the first page render since there was a frosted pink look. Would this look be best achieved with a blue alum bottom and a polycarb top and can you mix and match like that?

Dude, i was just thinking the same thing! I am thinking of buying 2, and swapping the top/bottom. So one with Alu-Top with PC bottom. Then having one with a PC top and Alu-bottom!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Thu, 18 June 2020, 02:27:21
@Oldcat

Am I right from looking at the prototype PCB pics that there is no per-key lighting except for a through-hole LED on the caps lock key? I mostly just use backlighting to remind myself which layer I'm using, but I was just curious.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: scatman on Thu, 18 June 2020, 04:26:52
Damn, how hyped can you actually get  :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: KMPLSV on Thu, 18 June 2020, 08:21:43
Guys, let's really try to make purple happen. I mean we gotta do it. You know you need a Grimace-themed build.

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: friedtofu on Thu, 18 June 2020, 09:46:24
Too late to put it into the poll, but after reading quite a few Instagram comments and the google form comments, white-pink seems to be a thing, any thoughts?

I guess many purchased GMK Noel

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/LLi8DoR.png)


oh wow this is beautiful. YES please! One of my favorite picks. (though would also like to see a soft lilac as well!)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: ImLeXz on Thu, 18 June 2020, 10:27:46
Too late to put it into the poll, but after reading quite a few Instagram comments and the google form comments, white-pink seems to be a thing, any thoughts?

I guess many purchased GMK Noel

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/LLi8DoR.png)

Please white and pink
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Thu, 18 June 2020, 10:46:37
Can we independently chose the top and bottom colors?
Title: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Thu, 18 June 2020, 14:11:28
Oldfox, [got your name wrong there, sorry! OldCat, reading too many forums at once!] there are two caps sets I'm interested in currently, GMK Modern Dolch R2 and GMK Moonlight. I think especially Modern Dolch will be very popular, and you seem interested in Moonlight as well.

Is there a chance you can do a render with one or both of these caps sets, please?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: PotatoTM on Thu, 18 June 2020, 14:46:58
Any chance of split spacebar support? (sorry if this has been brought up before, too many pages to look through now :| )
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 18 June 2020, 15:59:04
I will be responding to some of the questions above a bit later, just want to put this Unit-01 colorway out here to see if this will be something of interest. If the green bottom is too much, maybe a black bottom?

(https://i.imgur.com/a7ZrVfs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bbFU7dr.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1zbC8uj.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Rejeckted on Thu, 18 June 2020, 16:20:54
I will be responding to some of the questions above a bit later, just want to put this Unit-01 colorway out here to see if this will be something of interest. If the green bottom is too much, maybe a black bottom?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/a7ZrVfs.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/bbFU7dr.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/1zbC8uj.jpg)


 

:eek:

yes please. my $ is ready oldcat :D lol
i like the green bottom a lot
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: glack23 on Thu, 18 June 2020, 16:25:09
I will be responding to some of the questions above a bit later, just want to put this Unit-01 colorway out here to see if this will be something of interest. If the green bottom is too much, maybe a black bottom?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/a7ZrVfs.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/bbFU7dr.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/1zbC8uj.jpg)

I will prefer a black bottom and yes pls

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: drevan on Thu, 18 June 2020, 16:28:45
do we have a render with black bottom? I'm swinging towards the purple/green cause it's bold, striking, and a little truer to the actual eva unit 01 design.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Oddstag on Thu, 18 June 2020, 16:39:48
I will be responding to some of the questions above a bit later, just want to put this Unit-01 colorway out here to see if this will be something of interest. If the green bottom is too much, maybe a black bottom?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/a7ZrVfs.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/bbFU7dr.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/1zbC8uj.jpg)


You already know I'm on board for this, but registering my interest in this colourway here as well since its the official place for it. Either black or green bottom would be great.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: fatpolomanjr on Thu, 18 June 2020, 16:39:55
If the green bottom and orange badge were made available separately I'd get that with a black case.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: SolidCactus on Thu, 18 June 2020, 16:53:54
I will be responding to some of the questions above a bit later, just want to put this Unit-01 colorway out here to see if this will be something of interest. If the green bottom is too much, maybe a black bottom?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/a7ZrVfs.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/bbFU7dr.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/1zbC8uj.jpg)


Wow the bottom render is perfect combo
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Abhorrent Cell on Thu, 18 June 2020, 16:58:45
Green bottom fa sho. Liking it with the upper badge.

EDIT: Didn't look into this board til I saw it on the GMK Unit 01 thread. Also interested in knowing about choice of top/bottom colors, and more so about split space bar.

Might have to get a white top/black bottom and EVA 01. >_<
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: ZongZiWang on Thu, 18 June 2020, 17:00:59
So awesome to see all the possible colors!

It's hard to tell how grey is this grey, and I wonder if it's possible to render how the GMK Modo looks on the grey case (maybe even with cyan accent color)? Thanks if the render could happen!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: hottrout on Thu, 18 June 2020, 17:01:01
I would take the green bottom and badge with the grey top.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: drevan on Thu, 18 June 2020, 17:16:32
ohhh the possibilities... an EVA 01 badge would bring it all together and have the eyes shine through for LED or something
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 18 June 2020, 21:28:33
ohhh the possibilities... an EVA 01 badge would bring it all together and have the eyes shine through for LED or something

Yes. Also rendered a black bottom, purple top, green badge version to share soon!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Myaanz on Thu, 18 June 2020, 21:51:29
Will there also be a cream colorway? Would be perfect with the EPBT Cool kids caps :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: fabijolo on Fri, 19 June 2020, 00:11:28
Oh yeah, I'm really digging it, especially in the combination with the green bottom it look very aesthetically pleasing, gj :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Chobo on Fri, 19 June 2020, 00:59:54
ohhh the possibilities... an EVA 01 badge would bring it all together and have the eyes shine through for LED or something

That would be a dream come true lol
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Myaanz on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:08:39
Does anyone know if there will be space to put foam in the board? Really like how that sounds with linear switches.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: tiffgu123 on Fri, 19 June 2020, 04:45:00
Take my money... I would love to buy the gray one.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: villagepillage on Fri, 19 June 2020, 05:00:10
Show Image
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/QsBtHFCPulX86rPyLnEzDz5udPID7IMp7KIRx_H374K3dczeXTb1Q2tNEKOQ3y0NkCaXcGCArmb_E3dFs8c9gqlnzZPSCm7lxHg3Ve4V1YfDoilVkey9KFKNWVhQ=w740)


What are those lines of powder on the side? 🤔

scratch marks from an oldcat. i had the same idea running through my head lol

Dang thanks for the clarification.... now i realize it does feel like some special powder

But hey this is the wildcat Deskmat haha
That special powder helped you create those renders so quick lol
Title: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Fri, 19 June 2020, 06:11:09
Hey oldcat, just wanted to ask if this design comes with a USB-C daughterboard? I just saw the Polaris having an issue with the usb port due to its gasket mount design (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/h7gofy/polaris_owners_usb_port_stress/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/h7gofy/polaris_owners_usb_port_stress/)),
will this be an issue too or not?

[Edited for readability.]

Oldcat, I saw this post and your immediate reply a few posts below that. Your reply was that you have a different design to the Polaris, and you are awaiting prototypes to confirm there isn't a similar issue.

I looked for a follow-up reply about this after you received prototypes. However, this thread is now 19 pages long, so it's a bit hard to search. (Please point out the obvious way of searching if I'm missing it.)

Did you ever revisit this and test it again?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Hangos on Fri, 19 June 2020, 08:49:01
No ISO layout?  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 19 June 2020, 09:07:14
Hey oldcat, just wanted to ask if this design comes with a USB-C daughterboard? I just saw the Polaris having an issue with the usb port due to its gasket mount design (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/h7gofy/polaris_owners_usb_port_stress/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/h7gofy/polaris_owners_usb_port_stress/)),
will this be an issue too or not?

[Edited for readability.]

Oldcat, I saw this post and your immediate reply a few posts below that. Your reply was that you have a different design to the Polaris, and you are awaiting prototypes to confirm there isn't a similar issue.

I looked for a follow-up reply about this after you received prototypes. However, this thread is now 19 pages long, so it's a bit hard to search. (Please point out the obvious way of searching if I'm missing it.)

Did you ever revisit this and test it again?

Itís been tested and there is no such issue as shown on Polaris (which itself isnít really a serious issue I believe unless you smash the keys, but be assured it does not appear at all with thinkv2). I will show how much the gaskets will cover soon, issue with Polaris isnít really the gaskets, but lack of gaskets on the sides and towards the edges I would surmise
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Roddin on Fri, 19 June 2020, 09:15:48
OMG OLDCAT. THE PIC ARE JUST TOO AWESOME!!! the lime green and purple theme is crazy
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Fri, 19 June 2020, 09:44:52
[Not quoting again, nested quoting gets a bit bulky.]

Thanks for the answer Oldcat. Your reasoning seems sound to me as an outsider.

As long as itís been considered, Iím happy!


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 19 June 2020, 15:41:39
[Not quoting again, nested quoting gets a bit bulky.]

Thanks for the answer Oldcat. Your reasoning seems sound to me as an outsider.

As long as itís been considered, Iím happy!


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Thanks! As it will be publicly tested via one or more live streams, I am sure it will be discussed and tested during the stream given this appears to be an important issue for gasket mount boards.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 19 June 2020, 22:58:03
Received some good feedback regarding the Unit-01, and I think purple top - black bottom - green badge will make a better sense, since it will be more compatible with other sets, such as Laser, 2600, and more.

For the regular colorways, will do some simple math, perhaps combine some "duplicated colorways" (e.g., black-pink and pink-black) into one. Will share the results sometime next week.

Here are some renders for the updated Unit-01 colorway:

(https://i.imgur.com/UX1HjNd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/q0Mshh5.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: jo h n on Fri, 19 June 2020, 23:58:03
Latin alphas look amazing with it too, pity they won't be available :(
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Abhorrent Cell on Sat, 20 June 2020, 01:50:46
As much as I like the bold green bottom, black makes the green keyset accents pop more. I'm down. +1 to an EVA badge, but still down without.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: bigern302 on Sat, 20 June 2020, 01:56:26
Need that Purr-ple for KAT Cyberspace!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 20 June 2020, 02:31:10
No ISO layout?  :D

I would never forget about our ISO bros:

(https://i.imgur.com/COtWC5N.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Ztox on Sat, 20 June 2020, 08:19:16
Received some good feedback regarding the Unit-01, and I think purple top - black bottom - green badge will make a better sense, since it will be more compatible with other sets, such as Laser, 2600, and more.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UX1HjNd.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/q0Mshh5.jpg)


Yea this is the one! So, so nice.  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Hangos on Sat, 20 June 2020, 09:52:35
No ISO layout?  :D

I would never forget about our ISO bros:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/COtWC5N.png)


What a god, please take my money  :p
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Nles on Sat, 20 June 2020, 10:24:50
Received some good feedback regarding the Unit-01, and I think purple top - black bottom - green badge will make a better sense, since it will be more compatible with other sets, such as Laser, 2600, and more.

For the regular colorways, will do some simple math, perhaps combine some "duplicated colorways" (e.g., black-pink and pink-black) into one. Will share the results sometime next week.

Here are some renders for the updated Unit-01 colorway:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UX1HjNd.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/q0Mshh5.jpg)


Waiting for the July to come :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 20 June 2020, 22:53:07
Received some good feedback regarding the Unit-01, and I think purple top - black bottom - green badge will make a better sense, since it will be more compatible with other sets, such as Laser, 2600, and more.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UX1HjNd.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/q0Mshh5.jpg)


Yea this is the one! So, so nice.  :D

This purple top + black bottom should be a shoo-in!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: KMPLSV on Sat, 20 June 2020, 22:59:29
Received some good feedback regarding the Unit-01, and I think purple top - black bottom - green badge will make a better sense, since it will be more compatible with other sets, such as Laser, 2600, and more.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UX1HjNd.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/q0Mshh5.jpg)


Yea this is the one! So, so nice.  :D

This purple top + black bottom should be a shoo-in!
Weeeeeeeeeeeee! So it's confirmed as a color option?

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: lz2019 on Sun, 21 June 2020, 00:39:37
@oldcat or Shutter_Shock

appreciate if you could help out with my color confusions, especially after the CyberVoyager blue render vs. sample discussion,

1. Is the Think6.5 v2.0 Blue going to be same as Think6.5 v1.0 blue?
    or Space65 CyberVoyager earlier darker blue or newer grayish blue?
    The 3 all look different. If it's going to be different from any of the 3, can you find a real sample before GB?

2. Is the Think6.5 v2.0 Red going to be same as Space65 CyberVoyager Red?
    If not, can you find a real sample before GB?

Somehow the renders in the recent color poll all feel a bit grayish to my eye, can't imagine as very real.
It'll be really great if there can be real samples of the colors and confirmed before GB, that makes it simple and easy going.
Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Ztox on Sun, 21 June 2020, 04:33:53
Received some good feedback regarding the Unit-01, and I think purple top - black bottom - green badge will make a better sense, since it will be more compatible with other sets, such as Laser, 2600, and more.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UX1HjNd.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/q0Mshh5.jpg)


Yea this is the one! So, so nice.  :D

This purple top + black bottom should be a shoo-in!

As is me buying one, if that's the case  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Oddstag on Sun, 21 June 2020, 08:44:43
Received some good feedback regarding the Unit-01, and I think purple top - black bottom - green badge will make a better sense, since it will be more compatible with other sets, such as Laser, 2600, and more.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UX1HjNd.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/q0Mshh5.jpg)


Yea this is the one! So, so nice.  :D

This purple top + black bottom should be a shoo-in!

Yup, this is it. We're set here. I'll take one with a corner badge.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: AvoidingYou on Sun, 21 June 2020, 14:49:08
Mr. Oldcat, I beseech thee. Please make a polycarb version and I will throw all my money at you
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Sun, 21 June 2020, 16:26:07
What is the caps set on the purple / black colorway rendering? I saw a few other sets being mentioned that should fit.

Anything that is going into GB now?


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Ztox on Sun, 21 June 2020, 16:41:55
What is the caps set on the purple / black colorway rendering? I saw a few other sets being mentioned that should fit.

Anything that is going into GB now?


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GMK Unit-01 :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Sun, 21 June 2020, 16:47:28
What is the caps set on the purple / black colorway rendering? I saw a few other sets being mentioned that should fit.

Anything that is going into GB now?


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GMK Unit-01 :)
I saw that earlier, and foolishly assumed itís all sold out. I checked the IC again, looks like itís not yet in GB. Awesome, thanks!

On the other hand, this may be a bit too loud for me, maybe Iíll just tone down the purple with WoB caps. Or go for gray board with Red Samurai caps.

...decisions!


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Sun, 21 June 2020, 16:51:20
Old cat,
Any chance of getting a render for Sumi and deep navy with whatever suitable board color you want?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 21 June 2020, 18:30:52
Mr. Oldcat, I beseech thee. Please make a polycarb version and I will throw all my money at you

Hey bro, polycarb prototype pics were shared earlier, you probably missed it :)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/8H05bwJ.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 21 June 2020, 18:32:21
Old cat,
Any chance of getting a render for Sumi and deep navy with whatever suitable board color you want?

Hey bro, for Sumi - since I do not have the correct keycap sublegends model - would the colorway without Japanese sublegends be ok?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 21 June 2020, 21:48:53
What is the caps set on the purple / black colorway rendering? I saw a few other sets being mentioned that should fit.

Anything that is going into GB now?


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GMK Unit-01 :)

What is the caps set on the purple / black colorway rendering? I saw a few other sets being mentioned that should fit.

Anything that is going into GB now?


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Yep, GMK Unit-01, with the caveat that this is improperly done due to lack of Japanese sub-legends (I don't have those keycap models).
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Sun, 21 June 2020, 22:03:54
Great, thanks Oldcat!


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: scatman on Mon, 22 June 2020, 05:20:43
A render with GMK Modern Dolch 2 would be awesome  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Mon, 22 June 2020, 05:23:40
Old cat,
Any chance of getting a render for Sumi and deep navy with whatever suitable board color you want?

Hey bro, for Sumi - since I do not have the correct keycap sublegends model - would the colorway without Japanese sublegends be ok?

Yes that would be fine. Please choose what color scheme for the board would go the best. I have decision to make . Haha and thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: th1lo on Mon, 22 June 2020, 06:49:45
 :eek:

I'm in! Gray-Blue would fit quite well with the GMK Dolche Mist
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Slayer77 on Mon, 22 June 2020, 06:51:50
Hello, all I want to say is toxic. Thanks for coming to my TED talk.

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: chowder266 on Mon, 22 June 2020, 14:43:00
Old cat,
Any chance of getting a render for Sumi and deep navy with whatever suitable board color you want?

Hey bro, for Sumi - since I do not have the correct keycap sublegends model - would the colorway without Japanese sublegends be ok?

Could you do one with bushido as well  :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: myflowsocold on Mon, 22 June 2020, 15:24:34
Definitely in for the V2 regardless, but just wanted to see if this PCB would be compatible with the V1? I have a hotswap V1 and one of the keys died :/

Anyone know where I can pick up a V1 pcb (either solderable or hotswap) if V2 will not be compatible?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: konstantin on Mon, 22 June 2020, 15:33:40
I would never forget about our ISO bros:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/COtWC5N.png)


It isn't shown in the image, so is a 6u spacebar configuration supported? From that layout it looks like 1.5–1–1.5–6–1.25–1.25 would be possible if there was a switch hole for the 6u position (either centered stem or off-centered stem).
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 22 June 2020, 19:11:01
Definitely in for the V2 regardless, but just wanted to see if this PCB would be compatible with the V1? I have a hotswap V1 and one of the keys died :/

Anyone know where I can pick up a V1 pcb (either solderable or hotswap) if V2 will not be compatible?

Hey bro! I will run an IC for V1 PCB in discord or here and go from there (and maybe also other Graystudio board PCBs). This new PCB will unfortunately not be compatible with the V1 version.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: toxic_munkii on Mon, 22 June 2020, 20:23:50
PC Think V2 with 2U Badge is giving me some wonderful feelings  :p
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Kalabalik on Mon, 22 June 2020, 23:37:25
So not even the simple all black and all white colorways are guaranteed? It's all up to the almighty poll? sweats nervously
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 23 June 2020, 02:31:48
So not even the simple all black and all white colorways are guaranteed? It's all up to the almighty poll? sweats nervously

All white and all black will for sure be offered

The poll results public spreadsheet was released in discord. I will collate the results and combine some colorways next few days and share
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Ptaty on Tue, 23 June 2020, 07:25:45
White top, pink bottom gang <3
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 23 June 2020, 13:26:21
White top, pink bottom gang <3

This batch of pink prototype:

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Tue, 23 June 2020, 14:44:30
Now old cat, stop it. You are confusing me at this point.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: BloodyMarvel on Tue, 23 June 2020, 19:49:32
Pink top, red bottom, to match with GMK Darling.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Ptaty on Tue, 23 June 2020, 19:54:58
White top, pink bottom gang <3

This batch of pink prototype:

(Attachment Link)

That pink looks great!!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: manaorme on Tue, 23 June 2020, 22:00:24
White top, pink bottom gang <3

This batch of pink prototype:

(Attachment Link)

Light strips which is placed above/under the 2u badge are both blocked?
Is it possible to led glow in both light strips?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 23 June 2020, 23:19:01
White top, pink bottom gang <3

This batch of pink prototype:

(Attachment Link)

Light strips which is placed above/under the 2u badge are both blocked?
Is it possible to led glow in both light strips?

When that prototype was made, we were thinking about using the same approach as V1 (some micro laser holes for the light strip). But I am getting a new batch of prototypes made with the top strip cut out with a silicon diffuser under it (bottom strip will not). Those will be e-white and waiting to be picked up now. Should come out next few days and ready to be shipped to me and streamers.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: progressivelyghetto on Tue, 23 June 2020, 23:37:32
Definitely in for the V2 regardless, but just wanted to see if this PCB would be compatible with the V1? I have a hotswap V1 and one of the keys died :/

Anyone know where I can pick up a V1 pcb (either solderable or hotswap) if V2 will not be compatible?

Hey bro! I will run an IC for V1 PCB in discord or here and go from there (and maybe also other Graystudio board PCBs). This new PCB will unfortunately not be compatible with the V1 version.

Omg yes please run an IC for the hotswap pcbs  :D love my soldered v1 but want that flexibility
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Katsurio on Wed, 24 June 2020, 08:45:03
+1 for EVA w/purple top + green bottom
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Ptaty on Wed, 24 June 2020, 18:58:46
Any chance that the case colours will be finalised soonish? There are so many keycaps that look good on specific case colours out now or coming up so I would like to buy one or two with my keeb colour in mind.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: endjy on Wed, 24 June 2020, 20:19:20
This is one of the best IC posts ever, everyone should learn from this IC about how to hear from community.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Wed, 24 June 2020, 20:27:52
This is one of the best IC posts ever, everyone should learn from this IC about how to hear from community.

+1
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: FlitzDeelman on Thu, 25 June 2020, 00:37:22
This is one of the best IC posts ever, everyone should learn from this IC about how to hear from community.

+1
+1
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 25 June 2020, 00:57:39
Any chance that the case colours will be finalised soonish? There are so many keycaps that look good on specific case colours out now or coming up so I would like to buy one or two with my keeb colour in mind.

Yes! The poll is pretty much done and I was just waiting to call Potter about the color offerings.

This will be finalized very soon. Also I will be sharing more details of the gasket designs in detailed views in various angles
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos |Gasket details
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 25 June 2020, 11:11:04
Here are some details of the gaskets and the plate (only 1u shown here):

(https://i.imgur.com/wY1c8jB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3Qc1wXW.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/bDlD7G7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Vyk5Dw2.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/jSwDL3S.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/cVwNF1t.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/feLiwB7.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos |Gasket details
Post by: Slayer77 on Thu, 25 June 2020, 11:14:25
Here are some details of the gaskets and the plate (only 1u shown here):

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/wY1c8jB.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/3Qc1wXW.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/bDlD7G7.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Vyk5Dw2.jpg)


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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/jSwDL3S.jpg)


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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/cVwNF1t.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/feLiwB7.jpg)

Looks good!

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | GB Color Poll out!
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 25 June 2020, 22:59:45
This is one of the best IC posts ever, everyone should learn from this IC about how to hear from community.

+1

This is one of the best IC posts ever, everyone should learn from this IC about how to hear from community.

This is one of the best IC posts ever, everyone should learn from this IC about how to hear from community.

+1
+1

Thanks folks! This has progressed really well.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: productkun on Fri, 26 June 2020, 04:58:34
The PC version looks sweet!

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 26 June 2020, 17:31:08
White or black gaskets?

(https://i.imgur.com/1G7vFfI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vj8XhLi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4oB8elH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZAokb5U.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/U3Ieh5A.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/kL5H2Wj.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: mchanneh on Fri, 26 June 2020, 17:34:01
With that plate - definitely white for me!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: perry4761 on Fri, 26 June 2020, 17:44:48
Depends how the gasket material ages... If it becomes yellowish or greyish as it gets older, definitely black. If the material is expected to remain white as snow for years, I think white is better. I have yet to see a board with white gaskets now that I think of it, it would add just a bit of quirkiness to the design, and add on to the already unique details of the think6.5!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: Clay333 on Fri, 26 June 2020, 19:14:05
White, simply because it will blend in more and be less visible through the polycarbonate.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: Ultimatum on Fri, 26 June 2020, 19:35:04
White, simply because it will blend in more and be less visible through the polycarbonate.
+1
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Fri, 26 June 2020, 20:50:07
Iím actually the opposite I like the idea of a color that contrasts with the plate/pcb color, so Iíd say white, assuming the pcb will likely be a dark color with a matching FR4 plate offered. That being said, as mentioned above, if there is a significant chance of yellowing of a white gasket, just play it safe and go with black.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: CoolMike on Fri, 26 June 2020, 20:59:22
I need one of these in white with a colored badge to match a set.

Gray studio always bringing their best.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: Hangos on Sat, 27 June 2020, 03:48:29
Yeah the white looks insane  :p
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: Krzew on Sat, 27 June 2020, 05:50:09
definitely white
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: brew on Sat, 27 June 2020, 10:07:44
White for me as well.  Looking hard at PC :)

Side note: Thoughts on a sandblasted brass plate w/ sandblasted brass 2U badge? 

A La, @_Minterly 's auction piece:  https://twitter.com/_Minterly/status/1276633356726198272?s=20

Maybe as part of a separate GB or the Hot Swap GB since we're so late in the game here?  (I'm getting way ahead of myself... excited!)

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: dd0ubleu on Sat, 27 June 2020, 12:08:45
I like the badge placement in the top right, really clean new design though. Would love to see this paired with GMK Fuyu with the white case.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: dd0ubleu on Sat, 27 June 2020, 12:11:19
I think the white gaskets look cleaner and more subtle.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: Cresc3nt on Sat, 27 June 2020, 14:32:40
Definitely white looks better than the black.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: TofuOrganic on Sat, 27 June 2020, 22:28:22

Side note: Thoughts on a sandblasted brass plate w/ sandblasted brass 2U badge? 


+1 for brass badge if possible :)


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: fabijolo on Sun, 28 June 2020, 00:08:44
Even though I like the look of the white ones better, I think I'd still prefer the black ones over them just for longevity/consistency reasons
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: emerge on Sun, 28 June 2020, 01:06:35

Side note: Thoughts on a sandblasted brass plate w/ sandblasted brass 2U badge? 


+1 for brass badge if possible :)


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+1

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: lamonayon on Sun, 28 June 2020, 02:17:37
Quoting a post from graystudio.club:
"Think6.5v2 by @oldcat87. Coming soon on Graystudio.club in July.
Available colorways will be unveiled in the next few days. Stay tuned!"

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: SirTimmyTimbit on Sun, 28 June 2020, 02:32:02
Can we buy additional sets of gaskets?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 28 June 2020, 17:25:44
New PCB color, thoughts?

(https://i.imgur.com/qTjbteJ.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Sun, 28 June 2020, 17:50:50
New PCB color, thoughts?

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

I donít dislike it, but Iíd definitely prefer something darker.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: dRnRcRr on Sun, 28 June 2020, 19:04:54
This ^^^^^^
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: Oabnuj on Sun, 28 June 2020, 22:20:49
I will definitely take one. #mark
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: sicayou on Sun, 28 June 2020, 22:47:53

Side note: Thoughts on a sandblasted brass plate w/ sandblasted brass 2U badge? 


+1 for brass badge if possible :)


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A brass badge would be an instant buy for me. I'd be willing to pay extra for it as well.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: fabijolo on Mon, 29 June 2020, 00:07:40
Looks good to me.
Kinda reminds me of Ramas PCBs, but that ain't a bad thing at all ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: OsoKekkou on Mon, 29 June 2020, 02:55:40
New PCB color is cool but still def prefer black  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: Ztox on Mon, 29 June 2020, 03:20:51
I'm not a fan but it wouldn't be a deal breaker. I'd prefer it to be darker.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: TofuOrganic on Mon, 29 June 2020, 03:24:37
Iíd probably lean towards something darker too


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: dd0ubleu on Mon, 29 June 2020, 09:32:54
I think the pcb color is fine. Anything other than that is also fine, but I think a darker pcb color would be a little weird. Having a cream color is nice and doesnt pop out or do anything else.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: dd0ubleu on Mon, 29 June 2020, 09:34:21
I'll take one.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: Roddin on Mon, 29 June 2020, 13:51:40
White gasket. And pcb looks pretty clean  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: delrn on Mon, 29 June 2020, 15:34:24
Looks nice, a nice light gray will probably look best with polycarb, and PCB color doesnít matter for alu cases honestly.


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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: Kalabalik on Mon, 29 June 2020, 18:28:50
The new pcb color looks great!

I would also like to express my interest (desperate want) for a brass 2u badge.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: asciisii on Mon, 29 June 2020, 21:39:56
Prefer just black or white PCB. Contrasting gasket colour sounds kind of cool, particularly for polycarbonate but safer bet would be white
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: bluuz on Tue, 30 June 2020, 01:23:13
Will there be any e-yellow or yellow/black case options?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Tue, 30 June 2020, 02:37:45
I wonder if the importer could pay import taxes on the 'cost' of the product.. whereas an individual would pay import taxes on the retail price of the product?

Additionally, anything I pay in USD also attracts a phat fee from my bank + a ****ty exchange rate..
I guess someone like Candykeys or Mykeyboard would do a single "big" transfer through a service like xe.com for a negotiated exchange rate and non-existent fees..

Anyway, I don't think that StateSheriff or myself are trying to scrounge to save a few nickels... but if
* there are significant savings to be made
* it doesn't generate a lot of extra effort for you
* you have enough EU interest to justify the use of an EU proxy

Oldcat, any updates on this? I  tried to search but I could not find any.

I'm pretty sure it would be beneficial for us..especially for those that are hoping to pick up multiple KBs in the GB..

On a personal note, I'd prefer that my money ended up with "you"(those making think6.5v2 happen) or at least with the aforementioned EU proxies that are contributing to the community here.. rather than giving it away as import taxes..

Good points, I will check with a vendor I know again and see what the fees/costs will be, though I am pretty sure the importer's tax will be based on how much the units are sold to him/her but I can be wrong.

If it makes financial sense for the buyers with the roughly identical amount received by Potter (as the GB runner), I'd be happy to talk to him to do it through that route. This will likely mean the sale price will be $400+ for EU, my guess.

For US buyers I think it always makes sense to buy directly from a maker, because it is very unlikely you get hit with any importer tax (which I have never been).
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda switches giveaway!
Post by: BloodyMarvel on Tue, 30 June 2020, 03:40:09
I wonder if the importer could pay import taxes on the 'cost' of the product.. whereas an individual would pay import taxes on the retail price of the product?

They do, that's exactly how it works. The importer pays all duties and fees, and adds it to the price of the product. Thereby transferring those costs to the customer. In addition, VAT is added to the price.

Additionally, anything I pay in USD also attracts a phat fee from my bank + a ****ty exchange rate..
I guess someone like Candykeys or Mykeyboard would do a single "big" transfer through a service like xe.com for a negotiated exchange rate and non-existent fees..

Importers need to pay a fee as well (though it's probably lower because of the high amount). That exchange rate is calculated into the final price of the product by the reseller.

Anyway, I don't think that StateSheriff or myself are trying to scrounge to save a few nickels... but if
* there are significant savings to be made
* it doesn't generate a lot of extra effort for you
* you have enough EU interest to justify the use of an EU proxy

I'm pretty sure it would be beneficial for us..especially for those that are hoping to pick up multiple KBs in the GB..

A EU proxy does make things easier for buyers, as they don't have to deal with creditcards, and can pay in their local currency.

On a personal note, I'd prefer that my money ended up with "you"(those making think6.5v2 happen) or at least with the aforementioned EU proxies that are contributing to the community here.. rather than giving it away as import taxes..

Only two things are inevitable. Death and taxes. The government will always claim their share, no matter what avenue you choose.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: richard912 on Tue, 30 June 2020, 19:37:02
Eagerly await this GB
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // PC & Alu protos | Gasket details!
Post by: Axariel on Tue, 30 June 2020, 21:06:22
Is polycarbonate on pink an actual possibility?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 01 July 2020, 00:27:49
Confirmed colors:

Single tone: e-white, black, PC;
dual-tone: white-black, white-pink, gray-black, purple-black, pink-black, blue-black, red-black.

Schrodinger is being considered.
Other colors aren't going to be offered unless there are very strong last-minute requests...
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: Exanova on Wed, 01 July 2020, 00:29:50
Confirmed colors:

Single tone: e-white, black, PC; dual-tone: white-black, white-pink, gray-black, purple-black, pink-black, blue-black.

Schrodinger is being considered.
Other colors aren't going to be offered unless there are very strong last-minute requests...

Some sort of red  :)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 01 July 2020, 00:36:08
Confirmed colors:

Single tone: e-white, black, PC; dual-tone: white-black, white-pink, gray-black, purple-black, pink-black, blue-black.

Schrodinger is being considered.
Other colors aren't going to be offered unless there are very strong last-minute requests...

Some sort of red  :)

sorry I missed red.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: Axariel on Wed, 01 July 2020, 00:37:07
Confirmed colors:

Single tone: e-white, black, PC; dual-tone: white-black, white-pink, gray-black, purple-black, pink-black, blue-black.

Schrodinger is being considered.
Other colors aren't going to be offered unless there are very strong last-minute requests...

If you add it, I would be strongly swayed towards buying two, but I am pretty happy with purple-black as is.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: Kalabalik on Wed, 01 July 2020, 00:55:12
Confirmed colors:

Single tone: e-white, black, PC;
dual-tone: white-black, white-pink, gray-black, purple-black, pink-black, blue-black, red-black.

Schrodinger is being considered.
Other colors aren't going to be offered unless there are very strong last-minute requests...
Looks good! What about badge colors? Will there be a poll for that too?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: Ooga Booga on Wed, 01 July 2020, 02:00:05
Is there an option to mix match with a polycarb bottom?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Wed, 01 July 2020, 02:25:01
Confirmed colors:

Single tone: e-white, black, PC;
dual-tone: white-black, white-pink, gray-black, purple-black, pink-black, blue-black, red-black.

Schrodinger is being considered.
Other colors aren't going to be offered unless there are very strong last-minute requests...

I wanted some white -red or black -red for GMK SUMI. :(
Anyways what about badge color options? Can we choose that ? Maybe we can get red badges?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: prizeS on Wed, 01 July 2020, 03:36:48
Is there an option to mix match with a polycarb bottom?

afaik no, you'll have to grab two boards and mix and match yourself i think.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: El_Jackador on Wed, 01 July 2020, 04:01:59
Will pictures of the final colours be available before the GB start?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: lz2019 on Wed, 01 July 2020, 04:13:15
Will pictures of the final colours be available before the GB start?

if you mean color sample blocks, I second you,
I have the exactly same question, especially hope to see how dark the red will be.

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: SauceySquid on Wed, 01 July 2020, 09:25:37
Definitely excited for this GB, Especially since I missed out on R1. I do wonder what color gasket you guys will be going with...
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: titanium on Wed, 01 July 2020, 09:27:16
left WKL blocker?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: Exanova on Wed, 01 July 2020, 13:58:58
[attachimg=1]

Would the red be the same as the sapce65 red above?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: Slayer77 on Wed, 01 July 2020, 16:51:33
Confirmed colors:

Single tone: e-white, black, PC;
dual-tone: white-black, white-pink, gray-black, purple-black, pink-black, blue-black, red-black.

Schrodinger is being considered.
Other colors aren't going to be offered unless there are very strong last-minute requests...
Can black-white be considered please?

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Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: SekaiJutsu on Thu, 02 July 2020, 03:23:46
Is it possible to offer White bottoms? Would love a Red-White
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: ninjacore on Thu, 02 July 2020, 09:34:44
pink top, purple bottom or riot
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: ghstgrl on Thu, 02 July 2020, 10:12:04
Super excited but bummed that the only option for a pink top is pink-black :( . Gonna have to sit and think about that since I wanted all pink. I would have gone for a pink top choice but I don't like the black base.


Will the fr4 plate only be offered in black? Saw the protos on the demostudio01 instagram. Was considering a PC top-pink base combo but it'd look bad if the plate was black :thinking:. Any chance we can see the PC top - color base combo either in stream (are any streamers even getting 2 though) or on instagram before they get sent out to streamers?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: Convergence on Thu, 02 July 2020, 10:40:32
Really excited to find out more about the gaskets, will there be a typing test?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: GreatScawt on Thu, 02 July 2020, 11:46:50
Aww, has a colorway to match the Mecha keyset been completely ruled out?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: prizeS on Thu, 02 July 2020, 15:10:41
Super excited but bummed that the only option for a pink top is pink-black :( . Gonna have to sit and think about that since I wanted all pink. I would have gone for a pink top choice but I don't like the black base.


Will the fr4 plate only be offered in black? Saw the protos on the demostudio01 instagram. Was considering a PC top-pink base combo but it'd look bad if the plate was black :thinking:. Any chance we can see the PC top - color base combo either in stream (are any streamers even getting 2 though) or on instagram before they get sent out to streamers?

judging off previous posts it seems like most people liked the white plate and gaskets, including me. would be surprised if it didn't come white.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: ghstgrl on Thu, 02 July 2020, 15:30:33
Super excited but bummed that the only option for a pink top is pink-black :( . Gonna have to sit and think about that since I wanted all pink. I would have gone for a pink top choice but I don't like the black base.


Will the fr4 plate only be offered in black? Saw the protos on the demostudio01 instagram. Was considering a PC top-pink base combo but it'd look bad if the plate was black :thinking:. Any chance we can see the PC top - color base combo either in stream (are any streamers even getting 2 though) or on instagram before they get sent out to streamers?

judging off previous posts it seems like most people liked the white plate and gaskets, including me. would be surprised if it didn't come white.


Yeah hopefully. I think the white plate would look better with PC as well. I think the white would look great with all the cases as well, not that you'd see the plate much in the alu cases.


Just disappointed that there isn't full pink really lol. They have to make the pink top for pink-black and pink base for white-pink so why not offer full pink as well :/ If it wasn't too much trouble I hope they change their mind and offer a solid pink option for sale.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: alper_maestro on Thu, 02 July 2020, 16:13:55
So many reactions  :D

Will there be a hot-swap pcb or has this not been decided yet? Could not find this on the 1st page.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: gunth on Thu, 02 July 2020, 16:15:44
So many reactions  :D

Will there be a hot-swap pcb or has this not been decided yet? Could not find this on the 1st page.
no hotswap
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: newbie on Thu, 02 July 2020, 16:16:35
Super excited but bummed that the only option for a pink top is pink-black :( . Gonna have to sit and think about that since I wanted all pink. I would have gone for a pink top choice but I don't like the black base.


Will the fr4 plate only be offered in black? Saw the protos on the demostudio01 instagram. Was considering a PC top-pink base combo but it'd look bad if the plate was black :thinking:. Any chance we can see the PC top - color base combo either in stream (are any streamers even getting 2 though) or on instagram before they get sent out to streamers?

judging off previous posts it seems like most people liked the white plate and gaskets, including me. would be surprised if it didn't come white.


Yeah hopefully. I think the white plate would look better with PC as well. I think the white would look great with all the cases as well, not that you'd see the plate much in the alu cases.


Just disappointed that there isn't full pink really lol. They have to make the pink top for pink-black and pink base for white-pink so why not offer full pink as well :/ If it wasn't too much trouble I hope they change their mind and offer a solid pink option for sale.

Same, was really looking forward to full pink or mecha themed. Something about the pink-black just doesn't click with me
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: Shutter_Shock on Thu, 02 July 2020, 17:03:20
Personally still hoping for a dark gray or dark purple PCB and FR4 plate.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: wolfez4444 on Thu, 02 July 2020, 17:11:19
Interested!
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: kanix on Thu, 02 July 2020, 17:15:19
This looks absolutely amazing and you've given me the perfect excuse to go out and build my first fully custom board.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: kitty on Thu, 02 July 2020, 20:26:11
would die for a full pink since i wanted to mix pink and PC :O
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 02 July 2020, 21:24:33
(Attachment Link)

Would the red be the same as the sapce65 red above?

Will share pictures of the red prototype soon. It will be like this pictured below I believe.

Pink and gray will also be like the pictured one. But the blue will be a different one than pictured, something grayish-blue - which will also be shared soon.

(https://i.imgur.com/2n1Hhxr.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: ghstgrl on Thu, 02 July 2020, 21:31:41
Those are some beautiful colors! That pink! 😍


Yeah I hope they will reconsider and offer a full pink option >_<. If not I might have to reconsider if my 2nd options are.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: JCraftCables on Fri, 03 July 2020, 01:46:35
Definitely up for this group buy, but I can't decide 1U or 2U badge >.<
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: guybrush on Fri, 03 July 2020, 01:54:02
Do we know if weíll have user replaceable badges like in V1?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: chowbabyloving on Fri, 03 July 2020, 03:38:39
Definitely up for this group buy, but I can't decide 1U or 2U badge >.<

I went with 2u because of the lightbar
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB colors!
Post by: Hangos on Fri, 03 July 2020, 11:41:35
(Attachment Link)

Would the red be the same as the sapce65 red above?

Will share pictures of the red prototype soon. It will be like this pictured below I believe.

Pink and gray will also be like the pictured one. But the blue will be a different one than pictured, something grayish-blue - which will also be shared soon.

Looking very good

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/2n1Hhxr.jpg)

Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 03 July 2020, 11:57:44
White-pink prototype:

(https://i.imgur.com/RVCuwsK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/F4ID0Mk.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: dereknt on Fri, 03 July 2020, 12:36:53
Even though I will definitely buy a board, I'm still feeling slight conflicted that I can't have a solid theming with this board. If I want a full boat theme, I still have the gear outlet. If I want a full gear light bulb theme, I still have boat theme bottom weight.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Fri, 03 July 2020, 12:46:13
Could you pleaase elaborate on the badge color options. I am super confused.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 03 July 2020, 12:51:56
Could you pleaase elaborate on the badge color options. I am super confused.

For single tone boards: badge and weight will be the same color as the case color

For dual-tone boards: the badge and weight will have contrast colors from the case. For example, white top, pink bottom will have pink badge and white weight

PC boards will have white badge and white weight.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: guybrush on Fri, 03 July 2020, 12:59:51
So will we be able to purchase gold PVD badges for instance, as in R1?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: sayantanroy47 on Fri, 03 July 2020, 13:40:45
Could you pleaase elaborate on the badge color options. I am super confused.

For single tone boards: badge and weight will be the same color as the case color

For dual-tone boards: the badge and weight will have contrast colors from the case. For example, white top, pink bottom will have pink badge and white weight

PC boards will have white badge and white weight.

So the purple black would have a black badge? I was expecting a green one :(
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: pandaemic on Fri, 03 July 2020, 18:54:19
Could you pleaase elaborate on the badge color options. I am super confused.

For single tone boards: badge and weight will be the same color as the case color

For dual-tone boards: the badge and weight will have contrast colors from the case. For example, white top, pink bottom will have pink badge and white weight

PC boards will have white badge and white weight.

So the purple black would have a black badge? I was expecting a green one :(

Curious about this one as well, will we be able to go with the green badge like in the renders?

Also, any ETA as to when the GB should be live?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 03 July 2020, 23:06:12
Could you pleaase elaborate on the badge color options. I am super confused.

For single tone boards: badge and weight will be the same color as the case color

For dual-tone boards: the badge and weight will have contrast colors from the case. For example, white top, pink bottom will have pink badge and white weight

PC boards will have white badge and white weight.

So the purple black would have a black badge? I was expecting a green one :(

Curious about this one as well, will we be able to go with the green badge like in the renders?

Also, any ETA as to when the GB should be live?

I would hope so, but at this time I am trying to make simple so there is a chance this GB can be shipped in 2020. Two-tone will make it a lot simpler (than 3-tone). I will check if a green badge can be made after all.

GB will be live in 2 weeks or so, as long as prototype shipping to streamers doesn't take an excessive amount of time.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: pandaemic on Fri, 03 July 2020, 23:07:45
Could you pleaase elaborate on the badge color options. I am super confused.

For single tone boards: badge and weight will be the same color as the case color

For dual-tone boards: the badge and weight will have contrast colors from the case. For example, white top, pink bottom will have pink badge and white weight

PC boards will have white badge and white weight.

So the purple black would have a black badge? I was expecting a green one :(

Curious about this one as well, will we be able to go with the green badge like in the renders?

Also, any ETA as to when the GB should be live?

I would hope so, but at this time I am trying to make simple so there is a chance this GB can be shipped in 2020. Two-tone will make it a lot simpler (than 3-tone). I will check if a green badge can be made after all.

GB will be live in 2 weeks or so, as long as prototype shipping to streamers doesn't take an excessive amount of time.

Any insight on which streamers to look out for? I'd love to see one getting built.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 03 July 2020, 23:15:28
Could you pleaase elaborate on the badge color options. I am super confused.

For single tone boards: badge and weight will be the same color as the case color

For dual-tone boards: the badge and weight will have contrast colors from the case. For example, white top, pink bottom will have pink badge and white weight

PC boards will have white badge and white weight.

So the purple black would have a black badge? I was expecting a green one :(

Curious about this one as well, will we be able to go with the green badge like in the renders?

Also, any ETA as to when the GB should be live?

I would hope so, but at this time I am trying to make simple so there is a chance this GB can be shipped in 2020. Two-tone will make it a lot simpler (than 3-tone). I will check if a green badge can be made after all.

GB will be live in 2 weeks or so, as long as prototype shipping to streamers doesn't take an excessive amount of time.

Any insight on which streamers to look out for? I'd love to see one getting built.

As I talked to Potter, I am pretty much going to send out all the prototypes I planned to keep and build for myself, so there will be a few streamers, apart from the originally planned builds by Alex.
So Alex will receive the proto(s) directly from Potter first and build it on the day the GB goes live.
And then I will receive a couple of prototypes to send to US streamers. I have been talking to Nathan, Tiny, Apiary, and others.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: ZongZiWang on Fri, 03 July 2020, 23:57:02
Could you pleaase elaborate on the badge color options. I am super confused.

For single tone boards: badge and weight will be the same color as the case color

For dual-tone boards: the badge and weight will have contrast colors from the case. For example, white top, pink bottom will have pink badge and white weight

PC boards will have white badge and white weight.

For dual-tone boards, can we choose badge color same as the top instead of bottom? e.g. white top black bottom with white badge?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: Domantas on Sat, 04 July 2020, 01:00:54
Honestly the weight is not entirely for my taste. Overall boards looks so nice but that weight is hm. Really agree with those that says if boat theme then fully boat theme, if not boat then fully not boat
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: lamonayon on Sat, 04 July 2020, 01:39:44
As I talked to Potter, I am pretty much going to send out all the prototypes I planned to keep and build for myself, so there will be a few streamers, apart from the originally planned builds by Alex.
So Alex will receive the proto(s) directly from Potter first and build it on the day the GB goes live.
And then I will receive a couple of prototypes to send to US streamers. I have been talking to Nathan, Tiny, Apiary, and others.

Happy to know that there will be more streamers! Will they all build before the GB time-frame ends?

Btw - what's gonna be left for you @oldcat?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 04 July 2020, 15:33:06
PC prototypes, note the lighting can make it look more warm or cool. Will try to send streamer a PC one to build so different shades of the PC can be checked out.

(https://i.imgur.com/CvF9ah8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/eNRtDhU.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: Kara on Sat, 04 July 2020, 15:52:44
Can't wait for this! Definitely picking one up.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: Eagle Bearer on Sat, 04 July 2020, 20:00:22
I'm in! Can't decide between the pink or red one. I'll also wait and see first the final tone of the blue.
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: musicgecko on Sat, 04 July 2020, 22:49:09
why aren't streamers building it before gb starts..?
Title: Re: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // protos | Gasket detail | GB in July!
Post by: oldcat on Sat, 04 July 2020, 23:36:45