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Title: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Sat, 17 October 2020, 21:26:04
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Named for the Dolores river in Utah and Colorado, this board is a two piece aluminum case with a new type of gasket system that creates a much more even flex across keys and transmits much less vibration to the case.


                - 6061 Aluminum
                - Custom 65% hotswap PCB compatible with VIA in ANSI layout
                - Custom 65% soldered PCB compatible with VIA with ISO, split spacebar, split backspace
                - 12+ Cerakote colors to choose for both top and bottom. Fill out IC form above to request a color
                - Completely hidden screws internal to case
                - 6 degree typing angle
                - Top plate is 6061. Design is FEA optimized for flex with this material so no others will be offered
                - Delivery in Q3-Q4 2021
                - GB likely in March-April. Once my previous GB ships, will run for one month or until sold out
                - First come, first serve to 300 units
                - Price TBD, will be high due to machining complexity
                - Will be available worldwide directly through my website currentkeyboards.com, I use Stripe as a payment system on my GBs without issue



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Being a consumer product mechanical engineer, I spent a lot of time in finite element analysis testing different ideas for the top plate gasket system. I quickly found that many of the traditional 6 gasket systems were much too stiff to damp out vibrations and the center alphas were much stiffer than the corners. Some six gasket variations I tested saw the alphas only flexing 20-30% of what the corners flexed. To solve both these issues, I've moved to a much smaller gasket with stiffer lever arms at the corners. The smaller gasket allows more of the vibration energy to be dissipated into it (as counter-intuitive as that sounds). The smaller lever arms on the springs also create a stiffer response to make up for the fact that there are only four of them vs. six and transfer more energy into the now softer/smaller rubber pieces. By moving to the corners only, the center of the board is no longer over-stiffened. Long story short, this translates to a much higher amount of vibration being dissipated into the gaskets and a much more even flex across the top plate, especially the alphas.


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Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Sat, 17 October 2020, 21:26:32
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Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: dandruff on Sat, 17 October 2020, 21:30:20
I like the new design, but I think you should just have 3-4 set colors and have a lower price. One of the factors that drove buyers away from your first board was the pricing was simply not worth it.

This board aesthetically looks much better though!


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Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Sat, 17 October 2020, 21:32:36
I like the new design, but I think you should just have 3-4 set colors and have a lower price. One of the factors that drove buyers away from your first board was the pricing was simply not worth it.

This board aesthetically looks much better though!


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The high number of colors actually doesn't add much more to the cost and really helps justify the really intricate design. You can get some nice and interesting color combos. The wild CNC paths are the main cost driver.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: treeleaf64 on Sat, 17 October 2020, 21:42:36
Given the color options I can see this as a good board for a lot of people. if they can deal with the unorthodox design
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Sat, 17 October 2020, 21:46:10
Given the color options I can see this as a good board for a lot of people. if they can deal with the unorthodox design

Honestly kinda getting tired of all the very similar looking boards is why I started doing GBs. Hence the Hatchet-01 and this haha. This is definitely more mainstream though.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: SantiGo on Sat, 17 October 2020, 21:47:42
I find it very strange that 80% of those who sell with a piece of rubber under the plate call it a gasket mount.... You have leaf spring plate with Isolation - botom maunt but not Gasket mount
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: azzipa on Sat, 17 October 2020, 22:43:09
Keebs will eventually be outdated and replaced by a new input mechanism. Until then I love keebs. The clackier the better. This is so cool in a Clockwork Orange, 1970s retro-futuristic kinda way that itís irresistible. Kudos on the design. Kudos on cerakote. Kudos on wild colors. Black, gray, and white have their place. But 2020 is almost over and we need to look ahead. We need color. And we need new ideas. Thank you.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Ustinj on Sat, 17 October 2020, 23:15:12
unique design! the mounting is basically the keycult isolation leaf-spring, with only corner mounting points (nothing wrong w/ that).
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Puddsy on Sun, 18 October 2020, 00:27:45
you say 30+ colors, i hear qc nightmare

gl
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: rc42 on Sun, 18 October 2020, 01:16:54
Kudos, very nice design, really stands out! This would match my office chair perfectly

(https://www.interstuhl.com/img/coll/362SU_4.jpg) (https://www.einrichten-design.com/thumbnail/32/79/1f/1597946354/Interstuhl%20100%20Silver%20Hocker_1920x1920.jpg)
https://www.interstuhl.com/silver/en/enjoy-silver#1 (https://www.interstuhl.com/silver/en/enjoy-silver#1)

Two questions:
- have you thought about making the sides plain and remove the rim for a clean, minimalist look?
- can i hope for a ortho (4x12, 5x12) option in the future?

Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: powwu on Sun, 18 October 2020, 08:58:28
Not a big fan of the multicolored ones, but solid color looks cleeeean. GLWIC
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Kokaloo on Sun, 18 October 2020, 10:20:13
Ambitious!
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Sun, 18 October 2020, 10:47:35
Kudos, very nice design, really stands out! This would match my office chair perfectly

Show Image
(https://www.interstuhl.com/img/coll/362SU_4.jpg)
Show Image
(https://www.einrichten-design.com/thumbnail/32/79/1f/1597946354/Interstuhl%20100%20Silver%20Hocker_1920x1920.jpg)

https://www.interstuhl.com/silver/en/enjoy-silver#1 (https://www.interstuhl.com/silver/en/enjoy-silver#1)

Two questions:
- have you thought about making the sides plain and remove the rim for a clean, minimalist look?
- can i hope for a ortho (4x12, 5x12) option in the future?

I have, personally I like the lip a bit more but I added it as a form question above as I've heard multiple people say this.
If it does well, may do some other layouts.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: JoltFX on Sun, 18 October 2020, 10:49:41
Some people donít like the design? I really like the look :)! GLWIC


ď𝙁𝙖𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙞𝙧𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙠𝙮 𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙙𝙞𝙢.Ē
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: scatology on Sun, 18 October 2020, 11:47:02
I'm always skeptical about the necessity of FEA but hey, good job the keyboard looks really great.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: SuddenlyDonkey on Sun, 18 October 2020, 12:02:13
Nice looking board; I look forward to builds and typing tests.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: soloplayer on Sun, 18 October 2020, 14:56:40
really good-looking board
would uou consider redesigning the plate? i'm a bit afraif that it would create inconsistent typing feel
pls add solderable pcb, and esd protection
thanks, and glwic
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Nonnegaard on Mon, 19 October 2020, 03:41:21
Looks like a rounder One 2 Mini. Not for me.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Alga on Mon, 19 October 2020, 04:51:44
Looks very nice, I'm interested and awaiting price.

Is it in consideration to support ISO?
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: audax989 on Mon, 19 October 2020, 05:57:07
Nice Skeletor Render
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Mon, 19 October 2020, 06:47:29
Looks very nice, I'm interested and awaiting price.

Is it in consideration to support ISO?

Nope. I had a bunch of requests for ISO on my last board but when it came time to order literally nobody requested ISO.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Alga on Mon, 19 October 2020, 07:23:18
Looks very nice, I'm interested and awaiting price.

Is it in consideration to support ISO?

Nope. I had a bunch of requests for ISO on my last board but when it came time to order literally nobody requested ISO.

O well, that sucks. That's life half the times...
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: azzipa on Mon, 19 October 2020, 13:32:45
Design can be a lasting statement. Eames chair ca. 1956 and Avanti ca. 1962. Design similarities with the Dolores?

(https://hivemodern.com/public_resources/eames-lounge-chair-ottoman-charles-and-ray-eames-herman-miller-1.jpg)  (https://ccnwordpress.blob.core.windows.net/journal/2019/09/63-Avanti-fronot.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Tue, 20 October 2020, 00:45:07
Looks very nice, I'm interested and awaiting price.

Is it in consideration to support ISO?

Nope. I had a bunch of requests for ISO on my last board but when it came time to order literally nobody requested ISO.


O well, that sucks. That's life half the times...

Yeah, actually like the way ISO looks more too. If it was soldered PCB I'd offer it but too hard with hotswap to have two PCBs for a small number of orders.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: fluxlab on Tue, 20 October 2020, 12:43:03
Curvy 😍
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Alga on Tue, 20 October 2020, 15:55:50
Looks very nice, I'm interested and awaiting price.

Is it in consideration to support ISO?

Nope. I had a bunch of requests for ISO on my last board but when it came time to order literally nobody requested ISO.


O well, that sucks. That's life half the times...

Yeah, actually like the way ISO looks more too. If it was soldered PCB I'd offer it but too hard with hotswap to have two PCBs for a small number of orders.

Well. I'll definitely need to go to sodering school   :))
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Tue, 20 October 2020, 19:02:32
I will be releasing plate files with a blank pcb outline as well. I would love to see some different layouts!
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: cogitoergofemme on Tue, 20 October 2020, 21:58:30
How is the hatchet going? Are you planning on waiting for that to finish production and shipping before running this?
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: akyp11 on Wed, 21 October 2020, 01:36:47
Like the design and filled out IC form. Good luck!
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: ainet on Wed, 21 October 2020, 02:09:59
I really like the design, the price I must admit scares me to know
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Datastream on Wed, 21 October 2020, 02:17:21
Looks very interesting
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Wed, 21 October 2020, 09:31:20
How is the hatchet going? Are you planning on waiting for that to finish production and shipping before running this?

Going well. Once I get all the hatchet parts in and start shipping those I'll launch this.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Wed, 21 October 2020, 10:06:21
I really like the design, the price I must admit scares me to know

It will be Keycult levels for sure but the level of QC/packaging/etc will also be that high of quality.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: santela on Wed, 21 October 2020, 11:18:52
Hmm, I don't know why but I'm having a hard time deciding whether I really like the design or don't like it at all. It's got this 80's take on modern design vibe going on, so kinda modern and retro at the same time, or at least that's how I feel.
I would have imagined the corner mounting points would create a more stiff and inconsistent typing feel in the corners, but curious to see how it actually feels and sounds if you get a prototype. On the fence for this one
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Clay333 on Wed, 21 October 2020, 11:55:47
I'll be honest, I love it! I would not have imagined I would like this style but it's great. I like that it is different and unique without just having big bezels or a completely outlandish design. Good job. I will definitely keep an eye on this and try to prepare my wallet. The only thing I would like is an o-ring style mounting system (like the Unikorn), but that is really just me wanting to try that mounting method and nothing at all wrong with the design of this board.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Sabin on Wed, 21 October 2020, 12:00:56
Design is lovely, refreshing change from the standard bezels a lot of boards have
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Wed, 21 October 2020, 12:02:10
Hmm, I don't know why but I'm having a hard time deciding whether I really like the design or don't like it at all. It's got this 80's take on modern design vibe going on, so kinda modern and retro at the same time, or at least that's how I feel.
I would have imagined the corner mounting points would create a more stiff and inconsistent typing feel in the corners, but curious to see how it actually feels and sounds if you get a prototype. On the fence for this one

The standard 6-mount system like Keycult and others use is actually much stiffer in the center. This one maintains about the same corner stiffness but makes the center of the board much closer to the flex and response of the corners. It's due to the fact you have a lot of material surrounding say, the "G" key causing it to have a stiff feel. The "Q" key has less material but is located closer to the mount so it's similar in stiffness. If you have mounts in the center, you have both material and springs which over stiffens the center. It sounds counter-intuitive but that's why I spent a lot of time in FEA getting it right. Want to create something that feels much better than current designs. This is also probably why a lot of tray mounts feel/sound better with the center posts removed IMO. I also don't want this to sound like a harsh criticism of the 6-mount. I think those boards are still extremely good.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Rotwitt on Thu, 22 October 2020, 15:08:22
Dolores looks gorgeous! I'm definitely interested in owning one. Hope to see the project prosper!
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Rayndalf on Thu, 22 October 2020, 21:21:45
Cute
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: JvMil on Sat, 24 October 2020, 13:17:16
This is a gorgeous design. I am very interested and if the price is not too high I will be joining the GB  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Rebral on Sat, 24 October 2020, 21:24:19
Following!
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: tiamo123654 on Tue, 27 October 2020, 00:31:17
looks adorable cute! Will you release the hand rest for it?
There is no hand rest will fit it on the market...
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Tue, 27 October 2020, 11:09:56
looks adorable cute! Will you release the hand rest for it?
There is no hand rest will fit it on the market...

Most 65% rests should work ok. The front is slightly angled but this shouldn't be an issue. I have had quite a few requests for a matching rest though which would be a fun future project.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: FaIIen on Tue, 27 October 2020, 11:48:23
Interesting... Will have to wait and see pricing.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Owl on Tue, 27 October 2020, 20:07:03
Very nice design. You explained that you wanted to break the status quo and you're definitely doing it. It's got really nice balance. Gentle curves and slopes that make it really easy to look at while also having interesting geometry. Not too distracting but not too plain. It just blends in with everything. You could take this anywhere and it won't turn heads but closer inspection would reveal the quality of it which I like a lot. Color options looks great as well and will be a compelling selling point for a lot of people who want to match their favorite keycap set. Yeah I think it's great. It breaks the mold without being over engineered and it combines "classy" with "fun". I think the community sentiment is still fixated on the utilitarian geometry and overly engineered functionality of keyboards right now but this kind of design will catch on. gwlic!
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: santela on Tue, 27 October 2020, 22:28:04
Hmm, I don't know why but I'm having a hard time deciding whether I really like the design or don't like it at all. It's got this 80's take on modern design vibe going on, so kinda modern and retro at the same time, or at least that's how I feel.
I would have imagined the corner mounting points would create a more stiff and inconsistent typing feel in the corners, but curious to see how it actually feels and sounds if you get a prototype. On the fence for this one

The standard 6-mount system like Keycult and others use is actually much stiffer in the center. This one maintains about the same corner stiffness but makes the center of the board much closer to the flex and response of the corners. It's due to the fact you have a lot of material surrounding say, the "G" key causing it to have a stiff feel. The "Q" key has less material but is located closer to the mount so it's similar in stiffness. If you have mounts in the center, you have both material and springs which over stiffens the center. It sounds counter-intuitive but that's why I spent a lot of time in FEA getting it right. Want to create something that feels much better than current designs. This is also probably why a lot of tray mounts feel/sound better with the center posts removed IMO. I also don't want this to sound like a harsh criticism of the 6-mount. I think those boards are still extremely good.

Thanks for the explanation. Yes it sounds counter intuitive but your explanation makes sense.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Tue, 27 October 2020, 23:14:12
Very nice design. You explained that you wanted to break the status quo and you're definitely doing it. It's got really nice balance. Gentle curves and slopes that make it really easy to look at while also having interesting geometry. Not too distracting but not too plain. It just blends in with everything. You could take this anywhere and it won't turn heads but closer inspection would reveal the quality of it which I like a lot. Color options looks great as well and will be a compelling selling point for a lot of people who want to match their favorite keycap set. Yeah I think it's great. It breaks the mold without being over engineered and it combines "classy" with "fun". I think the community sentiment is still fixated on the utilitarian geometry and overly engineered functionality of keyboards right now but this kind of design will catch on. gwlic!

Thanks for the kind words. That's my hope. I like the minimalist/utilitarian look as well (and those do a better job of showing off the caps in some cases) but I think it's a bit over done at this point. Andromeda is another cool departure from the norm and I hope more boards like these catch on. Designs like these are hard to machine and take a ton of CAD time though which is why I suspect there aren't more of them.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: ianmvs on Wed, 28 October 2020, 00:22:37
I really like the design, I am hoping to join in the group buy when it becomes available and hopefully I won't have to take out a second mortgage :D
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: stimuz on Wed, 28 October 2020, 04:12:30
I find it harder and harder to be excited for sub 500 FCFS, lol.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Wed, 28 October 2020, 08:24:55
I find it harder and harder to be excited for sub 500 FCFS, lol.

I am thinking of upping it. This seems to have a lot more interest than my previous GB.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: guill3m on Sat, 31 October 2020, 10:58:35
Really nice looking piece. Any chance for split backspace support? glwic!
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Sat, 31 October 2020, 12:05:47
Really nice looking piece. Any chance for split backspace support? glwic!

Split backspace unfortunately isn't going to happen, just too tight with sockets but split spacebar is likely to happen. Will release plate files though if anybody want's to build their own.

Split backspace is going to be on the soldered board option.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: ainet on Sat, 31 October 2020, 19:21:01
Very good design! I like it
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Tue, 10 November 2020, 20:41:10
Packaging is coming along nicely. Should have some updates on the full prototype in a handful of weeks. Discord has a video of packaging showing inside as well.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50588150668_41aec308fb_z.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: konstantin on Tue, 10 November 2020, 21:02:02
I like this, but I'm sad to hear that split backspace support is out of the question. That kills it for me, unfortunately.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Thu, 12 November 2020, 16:41:36
Yeah, if it was soldered I would definitely support more layouts like split backspace. Unfortunate it's so hard to do with hotswap. There's definitely a market in my opinion for a new type of hotswap socket that's more compact. I've seen some new stuff out there but nothing I'd trust yet.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: iluvdylan123 on Mon, 16 November 2020, 03:14:53
I really like this design! I probably won't be able to get it but I'd love to see how they turn out
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: azzipa on Wed, 13 January 2021, 14:45:04
Dang, Current. I managed to ignore this board for almost 3 months. Then I made the mistake of looking at the Noire example on your Discord. The sculpting is :thumb:

(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/762387411652313109/767966344627879966/GMK_Cyan.71.png?width=320&height=180)  (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/762387411652313109/767966349028491294/GMK_Cyan.72.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Tue, 16 February 2021, 00:10:48
I finally have a Dolores prototype in hand! Sending it off to get Cerakoted with some of the Hatchet-01s that are coming in for production.

Put a handful of switches in, and it feels absolutely incredible. Once PCBs are in, I'll be able to test whether my FEA efforts were worthwhile.

In other news, I am considering offering custom Pantone matching with enamel paint. This option would be an almost commission level of effort per board and be much higher priced than the Cerakote. That said, I would like to offer the service during a GB run to keep costs outside the stratosphere compared to standard commissions. Let me know your thoughts!


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50948576006_af78fb8915.jpg)(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50947874628_2a83076197.jpg)(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50948677812_89ebe404c5.jpg)

Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 16 February 2021, 00:52:54
Do you have any higher res photos of the prototype?  These are kinda small, hard to make out details.

I see them in discord  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Current Keyboards on Tue, 16 February 2021, 10:45:45
Really nice looking piece. Any chance for split backspace support? glwic!

So we are now going to have two different PCB options. One hotswap with a standard ANSI layout and plate. The second will be a soldered board with split backspace, split spacebar, ISO, etc below:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50950251831_70deb43bb6_c.jpg)
 
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: SekaiJutsu on Tue, 16 February 2021, 11:25:30
Really great work so far! Really excited for GB!
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: hottrout on Tue, 16 February 2021, 12:27:05
It is a very good looking little board.  Nice work.  The cream and black has a retro feeling that would suit GMK Noire very well.
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: Arila on Tue, 16 February 2021, 13:37:43
EEEEEK all the colours!!! <3 :eek: Love it!
Title: Re: [IC] Dolores - New Gasket Mount - 30+ cerakote colors - VIA Hotswap PCB
Post by: azzipa on Tue, 16 February 2021, 14:17:05
Just when I think I can ignore this board, or more accurately my wallet can, there's something to pull me in. This time it's the split space bar.  :thumb:

So we are now going to have two different PCB options. One hotswap with a standard ANSI layout and plate. The second will be a soldered board with split backspace, split spacebar, ISO, etc below:

FWIW, my interest is in Cerakote. The Pantone matching sounds amazing but I choose to unleash my OCD tendencies in other ways.  :D