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Title: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sat, 22 July 2017, 07:00:07
Boards made/planned and current status:

KIRA : 96-key being developed by Input Club, kickstarter goal reached

KIRA EX : 96-key layout with spacing between arrow keys and numpad, 2nd prototype done, shelved.

KIRA EXS : KIRA EX with Slimmer bezels, prototypes finished, fulfillment

KIRA75: 75% keyboard, prototypes done and PCB prototypes currently being redesigned for qmk. Renamed to MiR75

KIRA60: group buy kits shipped out, v2 CAD done and sent to shop for quote

KIRA80 and KIRA S : GB cancelled, picked up by zFrontier

LXV : prototypes in production

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KIRA EXS PHOTOS:

(https://i.imgur.com/fC18NmD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wma3hfu.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/kIlch2N.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/V6tqFrW.jpg)

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Hi guys, just wanted to share this personal project of mine that has kept me busy for weeks. So it all started when I did the first "KIRA" renders, a 96-key as some people might know. I liked the idea of a full size keyboard in a compact layout, so the 96 seemed like the perfect layout for me. I bough a b.mini EX X2 which is similar, and then a ZZ96 and I was happy, at first anyway. Then I realized that I had a hard time finding the arrow keys because there's no spacing between the alphas and arrow keys. That led me to trying out the 1800, which while great since it's kinda shorter, still takes up a lot of space. I am currently using a TX-1800 at home, it's a great keyboard but I still want to try what is basically a compact 1800 like the LZCP and the TXCP. Which led me to my first custom.

So here it is, the first prototype of what is basically a 96-key layout grouped into alphas, arrows and numpad. Big thanks to riotonthebay and Input Club's Brandon for all the advice and help they provided, It would've taken me too long to do this without their awesome help. I would also like to thank forevermadrigal, geckt, rainb1ood, gatix, krytone and livingspeedbump for being so supportive of my designs. I don't expect a lot of people to like it, but your enthusiasm with what I do already makes it worth it.  :thumb:

I call it the KIRA EX.

PHOTOS:
(http://i.imgur.com/1zqXFWP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NnPl9Wj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JByuW8k.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Sx3oEd1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Cppoi5Q.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QoTWPCv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/XtcIldg.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GMxPNMz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZY6RANE.jpg)

Old Photos
(http://i.imgur.com/vwkwjwC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/vBrEU8o.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/nZNEzgc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NN1xhgs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/K57TH0r.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Sr1E6ZC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JAYLuvl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/px1pVhe.jpg)

So, the next steps. I'm trying to find someone who can design the PCB for me. I've already talked to Leeku and a friend, and I just need to decide how to go about it. I only just checked the spacing with GMK 9009 and I'm happy to know that my CAD and measurements weren't an epic failure. I've already updated the design too, to reduce the gap of the bezel from the caps, reduce the top bezel width, and add some polish to the corners and edges. I've also designed a weight insert since the bottom of the first prototype was really bare (did it to reduce the cost in case it was a **** up).

Thanks for reading, and I'll be updating this as the project develops  :thumb:

Also, the title is "KIRA keyboards" because I have other layouts planned, and this GH60 case is probably next:

The KIRA60 FE

(http://i.imgur.com/gjZlFZr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PrRcdIo.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TQ61h95.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/G9XIWKF.jpg)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sat, 22 July 2017, 07:00:19
Things To Do as of 20170722:


Changes made [CAD changes for now]:

Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: BunnyLake on Sat, 22 July 2017, 07:01:45
asdf

Looking forward to watching this progress

Looks great and thanks for sharing


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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sat, 22 July 2017, 07:04:24
asdf

Looking forward to watching this progress

Looks great and thanks for sharing


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Thanks Bunny!

Also I forgot to mention, the inserts are supposed to be either metal or acrylic, but I just tried to screw them together. In the new design I have it thicker, but realized doing two-tone inserts might be great for accent. :D
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: simonyunhe on Sat, 22 July 2017, 07:21:29
Like the idea, but I perfer to have saparate F roll.


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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Geckt on Sat, 22 July 2017, 07:29:47
Like the idea, but I perfer to have saparate F roll.


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The point of a compacted F-row here I think in my point of view is the overall decrease in the size of the keyboard.

Edit: this is purely my own views, I do not affect any of the preference made by the designer for the kira 96.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sat, 22 July 2017, 07:32:08
Like the idea, but I perfer to have saparate F roll.


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Thanks! I already have a TX-1800 and a ZZ96 so I'll be trying something of a hybrid. When I have the PCB made and actually used it for a several weeks, I will know if the layout is good for me. :)

Here are images of the current progress:

(http://i.imgur.com/Ttf3tXJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Oj1MMez.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/b3HkTxZ.jpg)

Weight cutout
(http://i.imgur.com/90jGjI9.jpg)

Weight cutout
(http://i.imgur.com/te5vQir.jpg)

Weight insert
(http://i.imgur.com/ElaR8er.jpg)

The current weight design will add another 1 Kg to the case if brass is used, compared to Aluminum.

0.497 Kg for Aluminum weight
1.546 Kg for Brass weight
1.454 Kg for Steel weight
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Gatix on Sat, 22 July 2017, 09:14:44
(http://i.imgur.com/TQ61h95.jpg)

This gets me wet every time I see it
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: csmertx on Sat, 22 July 2017, 10:33:44
F Row! Love your work and look forward to more updates :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: kmba on Sat, 22 July 2017, 15:41:10
Sorta like a TX-CP, but different enough due to the F row without gaps.  With reduces bezels (especiallyat the top) you have yourself a winner.  I was looking forward to the KIRA 96key but I already have a board in that layout, but no compact 1800 style board so I'd probably be in!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sat, 22 July 2017, 19:07:20
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TQ61h95.jpg)


This gets me wet every time I see it

Ask and ye shall receive xD

F Row! Love your work and look forward to more updates :)

Thanks man, I'm definitely excited to finish this project :D

Sorta like a TX-CP, but different enough due to the F row without gaps.  With reduces bezels (especiallyat the top) you have yourself a winner.  I was looking forward to the KIRA 96key but I already have a board in that layout, but no compact 1800 style board so I'd probably be in!

I'm glad you like it! I used to scoff at big bezels, but after a while I started thinking thin bezels look so generic when looking straight down on it (IMO). Maybe it's because I'm currently using a TX-1800, but I don't think it will look as good with thin bezels. Anyway, I reduced the top bezel by 4mm, and I think it fits the necessary bottom bezel (because of the arrow keys offset).
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: infiniti on Sat, 22 July 2017, 19:53:58
I'm really digging that insert design! :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Nonster on Sat, 22 July 2017, 20:06:48
This looks so clean, very excited to see where this goes!  :thumb:
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: kmba on Sat, 22 July 2017, 22:07:14

I'm glad you like it! I used to scoff at big bezels, but after a while I started thinking thin bezels look so generic when looking straight down on it (IMO). Maybe it's because I'm currently using a TX-1800, but I don't think it will look as good with thin bezels. Anyway, I reduced the top bezel by 4mm, and I think it fits the necessary bottom bezel (because of the arrow keys offset).

The updated CAD drawings look nice.  I think the bezels are spot on there. 
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sun, 23 July 2017, 11:39:38
I'm really digging that insert design! :thumb: :thumb:

The idea came from Krytone  :thumb:

This looks so clean, very excited to see where this goes!  :thumb:

Thanks! Hopefully a working PCB by August so I can start using it! I'll probably go for a black one for the next kit  :D


I'm glad you like it! I used to scoff at big bezels, but after a while I started thinking thin bezels look so generic when looking straight down on it (IMO). Maybe it's because I'm currently using a TX-1800, but I don't think it will look as good with thin bezels. Anyway, I reduced the top bezel by 4mm, and I think it fits the necessary bottom bezel (because of the arrow keys offset).

The updated CAD drawings look nice.  I think the bezels are spot on there. 

Good to know that it's a step in the right direction, thank you.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Tue, 25 July 2017, 08:54:26
New photos uploaded! My friend finally had the time to take tons of photos, unfortunately he hasn't seen a numpad for years and I was busy ordering pizza and gaming on my phone so... there's a little mistake in the layout.  :p

(http://i.imgur.com/f5VbyYi.jpg)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Pwner on Tue, 25 July 2017, 09:22:26
Cool to see you moving over to custom boards.  1800 is great, looking forward to seeing more of that!  :thumb:
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: rioc on Tue, 25 July 2017, 10:04:10
well, I'm watching this to see what comes out :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Tue, 25 July 2017, 10:16:02
Cool to see you moving over to custom boards.  1800 is great, looking forward to seeing more of that!  :thumb:

Thanks man, and your project is looking great :thumb:

well, I'm watching this to see what comes out :)

Hopefully something I can use in the near future  ;D
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: rioc on Tue, 25 July 2017, 10:18:55
Hopefully something I can use in the near future  ;D


I'm pretty sure of it, seeing that the Kira 96 isn't that far off into the future anymore... :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: redbanshee on Tue, 25 July 2017, 10:31:28
into this for sure! lookin good! also Skullydaze from clueboard also does PCB's, he might be able to help you out
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: HouseofSuffering on Tue, 25 July 2017, 10:48:50
Nice! I really like this layout.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: OfTheWild on Tue, 25 July 2017, 23:46:31
i'm super excited for this kit... probably buy 2, one for the wife and one for work!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: kokokoy on Wed, 26 July 2017, 00:20:05
unfortunately he hasn't seen a numpad for years:p

and "Z" and "X" :D

But looks really great. Watching to see how that proto 2 turns out, specifically that weight design!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Wed, 26 July 2017, 06:39:59
into this for sure! lookin good! also Skullydaze from clueboard also does PCB's, he might be able to help you out

Thanks man, Skully said he can design PCBs so I hope it works out!  :thumb:

into this for sure! lookin good! also Skullydaze from clueboard also does PCB's, he might be able to help you out

i'm super excited for this kit... probably buy 2, one for the wife and one for work!

Sounds great! Glad you guys like it :)

and "Z" and "X" :D

But looks really great. Watching to see how that proto 2 turns out, specifically that weight design!

Damn I missed that too  :))
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Troif on Wed, 26 July 2017, 18:20:25
I am waiting for KIRA to have my first 96key keyboard. I am IN.


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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Miotch92 on Wed, 26 July 2017, 20:56:34
This looks perfect! Can't wait for it to come to fruition!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: audax989 on Wed, 26 July 2017, 21:10:37
Gimme gimme
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: saucybulgogi on Wed, 26 July 2017, 21:12:30
 Looks great dude! Should this ever get to a group buy stage I’d love a black version with green accents to go with my Terminal set.


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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: redbanshee on Thu, 27 July 2017, 12:18:26
into this for sure! lookin good! also Skullydaze from clueboard also does PCB's, he might be able to help you out

Thanks man, Skully said he can design PCBs so I hope it works out!  :thumb:



If he does in fact produce the PCB design, TAKE HIS MANUFACTURING ADVICE. Do not pull a sentraq and order complete **** PCB's from some back alley fab house.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: pixelpusher on Thu, 27 July 2017, 12:29:51
into this for sure! lookin good! also Skullydaze from clueboard also does PCB's, he might be able to help you out

Thanks man, Skully said he can design PCBs so I hope it works out!  :thumb:




If he does in fact produce the PCB design, TAKE HIS MANUFACTURING ADVICE. Do not pull a sentraq and order complete **** PCB's from some back alley fab house.

I like my s60x PCB.  It doesn't look perfect, but it works flawlessly :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 10 August 2017, 07:09:16
Still have to find a suitable PCB for the compact 1800, but here's my other design for a 60%, The KIRA60 FE. These photos were taken from the factory, and hopefully I will receive the board tomorrow or the next day.

(http://i.imgur.com/MgyhSBk.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xueRCqb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cnQKNc6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9gTAz14.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rDCH3Pj.jpg)

Excited to see this board in person, hopefully all my measurements are correct (again)  ;D
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: rioc on Thu, 10 August 2017, 07:12:28
Still have to find a suitable PCB for the compact 1800, but here's my other design for a 60%, The KIRA60 FE. These photos were taken from the factory, and hopefully I will receive the board tomorrow or the next day.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/MgyhSBk.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/xueRCqb.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/cnQKNc6.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9gTAz14.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/rDCH3Pj.jpg)


Excited to see this board in person, hopefully all my measurements are correct (again)  ;D

SWEET!!!

love the angles and the weight design... when, where and how much?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 10 August 2017, 08:50:25
Still have to find a suitable PCB for the compact 1800, but here's my other design for a 60%, The KIRA60 FE. These photos were taken from the factory, and hopefully I will receive the board tomorrow or the next day.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/MgyhSBk.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/xueRCqb.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/cnQKNc6.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9gTAz14.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/rDCH3Pj.jpg)


Excited to see this board in person, hopefully all my measurements are correct (again)  ;D

SWEET!!!

love the angles and the weight design... when, where and how much?

I'd like to build a working prototype first before I start thinking about that :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: rioc on Thu, 10 August 2017, 08:52:51
Still have to find a suitable PCB for the compact 1800, but here's my other design for a 60%, The KIRA60 FE. These photos were taken from the factory, and hopefully I will receive the board tomorrow or the next day.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/MgyhSBk.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/xueRCqb.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/cnQKNc6.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9gTAz14.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/rDCH3Pj.jpg)


Excited to see this board in person, hopefully all my measurements are correct (again)  ;D

SWEET!!!

love the angles and the weight design... when, where and how much?

I'd like to build a working prototype first before I start thinking about that :)


options for just the case too?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 10 August 2017, 09:18:02
Still have to find a suitable PCB for the compact 1800, but here's my other design for a 60%, The KIRA60 FE. These photos were taken from the factory, and hopefully I will receive the board tomorrow or the next day.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/MgyhSBk.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/xueRCqb.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/cnQKNc6.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9gTAz14.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/rDCH3Pj.jpg)


Excited to see this board in person, hopefully all my measurements are correct (again)  ;D

SWEET!!!

love the angles and the weight design... when, where and how much?

I'd like to build a working prototype first before I start thinking about that :)


options for just the case too?

Not really planning to offer a 60% PCB, which is why I shifted my focus to this for now, since the PCB and the plate can be acquired just about anywhere.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: rioc on Thu, 10 August 2017, 09:36:01
Still have to find a suitable PCB for the compact 1800, but here's my other design for a 60%, The KIRA60 FE. These photos were taken from the factory, and hopefully I will receive the board tomorrow or the next day.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/MgyhSBk.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/xueRCqb.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/cnQKNc6.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9gTAz14.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/rDCH3Pj.jpg)


Excited to see this board in person, hopefully all my measurements are correct (again)  ;D

SWEET!!!

love the angles and the weight design... when, where and how much?

I'd like to build a working prototype first before I start thinking about that :)


options for just the case too?

Not really planning to offer a 60% PCB, which is why I shifted my focus to this for now, since the PCB and the plate can be acquired just about anywhere.


great. makes total sense :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: chuckdee on Thu, 10 August 2017, 10:10:02

I'd like to build a working prototype first before I start thinking about that :)

I don't see an area for underglow like with the Kira.  Is that just for the renders or does this one not have it?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 10 August 2017, 10:14:47

I'd like to build a working prototype first before I start thinking about that :)

I don't see an area for underglow like with the Kira.  Is that just for the renders or does this one not have it?

No underglow for this  :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: redbanshee on Thu, 10 August 2017, 10:21:35
60% BAD


96key GOOD

 :p :thumb:

just kidding obviously haha do what you what but dat 96 key : :thumb:
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: chuckdee on Thu, 10 August 2017, 10:43:28
into this for sure! lookin good! also Skullydaze from clueboard also does PCB's, he might be able to help you out

Thanks man, Skully said he can design PCBs so I hope it works out!  :thumb:




If he does in fact produce the PCB design, TAKE HIS MANUFACTURING ADVICE. Do not pull a sentraq and order complete **** PCB's from some back alley fab house.

I like my s60x PCB.  It doesn't look perfect, but it works flawlessly :)

Same for my s65x PCB :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 10 August 2017, 20:25:36
60% BAD


96key GOOD

  :thumb:

just kidding obviously haha do what you what but dat 96 key : :thumb:
Haha, the 60% might be the thing that helps the EX along :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: bmilcs on Fri, 11 August 2017, 16:30:08
WTB 1800 <3
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Data on Fri, 11 August 2017, 19:20:59
Just curious, what will become of the "original" KIRA?  Are there any plans to develop that?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Fri, 11 August 2017, 22:26:56
Just curious, what will become of the "original" KIRA?  Are there any plans to develop that?

Input Club is developing it at the moment, and most of the legwork will come from them. I still have some ideas so I'm just making things I want.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Data on Sat, 12 August 2017, 10:47:11
Just curious, what will become of the "original" KIRA?  Are there any plans to develop that?

Input Club is developing it at the moment, and most of the legwork will come from them. I still have some ideas so I'm just making things I want.

Nice.  I thought I'd heard that but I couldn't remember and didn't want to assume anything.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: chuckdee on Sat, 12 August 2017, 11:44:16
Just curious, what will become of the "original" KIRA?  Are there any plans to develop that?

Input Club is developing it at the moment, and most of the legwork will come from them. I still have some ideas so I'm just making things I want.

Are they developing it in conjunction with MD? Or is this going to be completely I:C?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Hexterdude on Sat, 12 August 2017, 11:48:40
not gonna lie, those pictures are beautiful
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: bmilcs on Sat, 12 August 2017, 12:43:44
Can I please throw my money at you now? Violently?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: bmilcs on Sat, 12 August 2017, 12:44:48
Side question here...

Is there a way to setup an RSS so that you never miss when group buys go live? I would love to get into RSS feeds but I don't know how.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sat, 12 August 2017, 23:52:26
Just curious, what will become of the "original" KIRA?  Are there any plans to develop that?

Input Club is developing it at the moment, and most of the legwork will come from them. I still have some ideas so I'm just making things I want.

Are they developing it in conjunction with MD? Or is this going to be completely I:C?

I leave it to them to decide how and where to do it, and I'm kinda keeping myself busy with personal projects.

not gonna lie, those pictures are beautiful

Thanks, my friend is a great photographer (shot those on a dining table with limited space  :)) )

Can I please throw my money at you now? Violently?

Side question here...

Is there a way to setup an RSS so that you never miss when group buys go live? I would love to get into RSS feeds but I don't know how.

My focus right now has shifted to the 60%, and I'm waiting on news for the PCB for the compact 1800. I'm not sure which layout you wanted, but right now I'm not planning anything until I have a working board. The 60% still needs minor tweaks, I'll probably raise the bezel and make the weight design on the bottom bigger. You can subscribe to this thread for when I post updates  :thumb:
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: KorbenDallas on Wed, 23 August 2017, 04:14:33
I have been lurking around for more Kira (I:C) updates and found out about this. Good on you for both concepts (btw I hope you like the compact with no space between f-row, I sure do):thumb:, but now this is throwing a wrench in my plans because both boards are very appealling! Woe is me :-\.... heck if there is a sufficient gap between releases I might consider purchasing both.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sun, 27 August 2017, 01:18:24
I have been lurking around for more Kira (I:C) updates and found out about this. Good on you for both concepts (btw I hope you like the compact with no space between f-row, I sure do):thumb:, but now this is throwing a wrench in my plans because both boards are very appealling! Woe is me :-\.... heck if there is a sufficient gap between releases I might consider purchasing both.

I can't really say anything about the keyboard IC is working on, it's now out of my hands and they're still busy with their other keyboards. They said they'll try to launch it this year, but who knows? I'd rather focus on things I actually have control on. I won't be making a new prototype for the KIRA EX until I have a PCB to put in it.

That said, I now have a working board for the KIRA60. I'm glad the first prototype only has minor things I will be changing, and I'm actually using it right now. Here are some potato shots I did myself, since my photographer friend is out of the country:

(http://i.imgur.com/uhOcTEG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SeT4tUX.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/01S8fpW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WAOf2CH.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mXdWjWz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1lDuuX7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/iL17tjy.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/FdzIoh0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/knWeTJT.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/44CzC9c.jpg)

I'll be selling this to a colleague and using that cash to do a second prototype with the minor changes I have planned.. so maybe in 3 weeks I can have an update again.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: audax989 on Sun, 27 August 2017, 01:28:35
I have been lurking around for more Kira (I:C) updates and found out about this. Good on you for both concepts (btw I hope you like the compact with no space between f-row, I sure do):thumb:, but now this is throwing a wrench in my plans because both boards are very appealling! Woe is me :-\.... heck if there is a sufficient gap between releases I might consider purchasing both.

I can't really say anything about the keyboard IC is working on, it's now out of my hands and they're still busy with their other keyboards. They said they'll try to launch it this year, but who knows? I'd rather focus on things I actually have control on. I won't be making a new prototype for the KIRA EX until I have a PCB to put in it.

That said, I now have a working board for the KIRA60. I'm glad the first prototype only has minor things I will be changing, and I'm actually using it right now. Here are some potato shots I did myself, since my photographer friend is out of the country:

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I'll be selling this to a colleague and using that cash to do a second prototype with the minor changes I have planned.. so maybe in 3 weeks I can have an update again.


Yeee! Where are the butt pics?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sun, 27 August 2017, 03:53:36
Yeee! Where are the butt pics?

(http://i.imgur.com/tH1Yr2a.jpg)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: audax989 on Sun, 27 August 2017, 04:05:08
Yeee! Where are the butt pics?

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Awesome!


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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: forevermadrigal on Sun, 27 August 2017, 04:16:53
Lookin sleek dude.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: KorbenDallas on Sun, 27 August 2017, 04:45:25
I have been lurking around for more Kira (I:C) updates and found out about this. Good on you for both concepts (btw I hope you like the compact with no space between f-row, I sure do):thumb:, but now this is throwing a wrench in my plans because both boards are very appealling! Woe is me :-\.... heck if there is a sufficient gap between releases I might consider purchasing both.

I can't really say anything about the keyboard IC is working on, it's now out of my hands and they're still busy with their other keyboards. They said they'll try to launch it this year, but who knows? I'd rather focus on things I actually have control on. I won't be making a new prototype for the KIRA EX until I have a PCB to put in it.

That said, I now have a working board for the KIRA60. I'm glad the first prototype only has minor things I will be changing, and I'm actually using it right now. Here are some potato shots I did myself, since my photographer friend is out of the country:

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I'll be selling this to a colleague and using that cash to do a second prototype with the minor changes I have planned.. so maybe in 3 weeks I can have an update again.

 :thumb: absolutely in love with the angles used for these cases, will definitely be keeping an eye out on this Kira60.

I guess we will see when I:C's board overcomes the light emitting "basefoot" hurdle. Ethier way I'm interested to see the future for both however far off we are from the release dates. I'm definitely in no rush anyways since I've been knee deep in keycap group buys as of late.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sun, 27 August 2017, 05:30:46
Lookin sleek dude.

Thanks man, hopefully the second prototype will be better and what I really have in mind  :thumb:

I guess we will see when I:C's board overcomes the light emitting "basefoot" hurdle. Ethier way I'm interested to see the future for both however far off we are from the release dates. I'm definitely in no rush anyways since I've been knee deep in keycap group buys as of late.

Yeah, that diffuser bottom and the indicator holes at the side are a hurdle for sure. Thank you for the support  :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: kmba on Sun, 27 August 2017, 09:22:44
Any idea what plate materials will be offered?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sun, 27 August 2017, 09:47:51
Any idea what plate materials will be offered?

Not finalized at the moment, although I have already asked quotes for brass, stainless steel and of course, aluminum. Stainless steel is the most expensive one, around double the others because "it's harder so it's not as easy to cut". Brass and anodized aluminum is around the same price.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 28 August 2017, 05:59:34
Colleague bought the 60% prototype, so I'll be giving a go for the updated CAD.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170828/a7f15588c3cdb0d231525b212b3f4220.jpg)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: wongsifu on Sat, 09 September 2017, 00:32:09
Just signed up tell you that your designs are amazing :)
Just wondering...are you from the Philippines?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sun, 10 September 2017, 00:13:13
Just signed up tell you that your designs are amazing :)
Just wondering...are you from the Philippines?

Thanks! Yes I'm from the Philippines, but currently in Singapore.

As for an update, I am waiting for the 2nd version of the 60% which should be in production, and waiting for a prototype PCB of the compact 1800 which is also under development. In the mean time, I can't just stay idle and count the days, so I made this:

(https://i.imgur.com/9Yk9VLO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qa2K84Y.png)


Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: wongsifu on Sun, 10 September 2017, 02:05:25
I'm from the Philippines too, but in Germany.
I really like your design and the sun and stars at the bottom.
Will it be on the Kira keyboard too?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sun, 10 September 2017, 02:15:51
I'm from the Philippines too, but in Germany.
I really like your design and the sun and stars at the bottom.
Will it be on the Kira keyboard too?

Kabayan!

The sun and stars design will be used for all my own projects, but not for Input Club's.  :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: wongsifu on Sun, 10 September 2017, 02:42:24

Kabayan!

The sun and stars design will be used for all my own projects, but not for Input Club's.  :)

Yep :D
Oh, I hope that you that the design will be produced someday.
I love it!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Unforgivable on Mon, 11 September 2017, 01:38:34
I have been lurking around for more Kira (I:C) updates and found out about this. Good on you for both concepts (btw I hope you like the compact with no space between f-row, I sure do):thumb:, but now this is throwing a wrench in my plans because both boards are very appealling! Woe is me :-\.... heck if there is a sufficient gap between releases I might consider purchasing both.

I can't really say anything about the keyboard IC is working on, it's now out of my hands and they're still busy with their other keyboards. They said they'll try to launch it this year, but who knows? I'd rather focus on things I actually have control on. I won't be making a new prototype for the KIRA EX until I have a PCB to put in it.

That said, I now have a working board for the KIRA60. I'm glad the first prototype only has minor things I will be changing, and I'm actually using it right now. Here are some potato shots I did myself, since my photographer friend is out of the country:

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I'll be selling this to a colleague and using that cash to do a second prototype with the minor changes I have planned.. so maybe in 3 weeks I can have an update again.

Oh my goodness. Thesis, please make this! It would be sweet if it was compatible with standard 60% PCB's!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Unforgivable on Mon, 11 September 2017, 01:41:05
Just signed up tell you that your designs are amazing :)
Just wondering...are you from the Philippines?

Thanks! Yes I'm from the Philippines, but currently in Singapore.

As for an update, I am waiting for the 2nd version of the 60% which should be in production, and waiting for a prototype PCB of the compact 1800 which is also under development. In the mean time, I can't just stay idle and count the days, so I made this:

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Oh darn, this looks great too! Is this going to be top mount?
Any chance for a version that can use standard 60% PCB's?

Beautiful work, as always Thesis!!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 11 September 2017, 06:48:24
More
I have been lurking around for more Kira (I:C) updates and found out about this. Good on you for both concepts (btw I hope you like the compact with no space between f-row, I sure do):thumb:, but now this is throwing a wrench in my plans because both boards are very appealling! Woe is me :-\.... heck if there is a sufficient gap between releases I might consider purchasing both.

I can't really say anything about the keyboard IC is working on, it's now out of my hands and they're still busy with their other keyboards. They said they'll try to launch it this year, but who knows? I'd rather focus on things I actually have control on. I won't be making a new prototype for the KIRA EX until I have a PCB to put in it.

That said, I now have a working board for the KIRA60. I'm glad the first prototype only has minor things I will be changing, and I'm actually using it right now. Here are some potato shots I did myself, since my photographer friend is out of the country:

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(http://i.imgur.com/uhOcTEG.jpg)


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I'll be selling this to a colleague and using that cash to do a second prototype with the minor changes I have planned.. so maybe in 3 weeks I can have an update again.

Oh my goodness. Thesis, please make this! It would be sweet if it was compatible with standard 60% PCB's!

More
Just signed up tell you that your designs are amazing :)
Just wondering...are you from the Philippines?

Thanks! Yes I'm from the Philippines, but currently in Singapore.

As for an update, I am waiting for the 2nd version of the 60% which should be in production, and waiting for a prototype PCB of the compact 1800 which is also under development. In the mean time, I can't just stay idle and count the days, so I made this:

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(https://i.imgur.com/9Yk9VLO.jpg)


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(https://i.imgur.com/qa2K84Y.png)


Oh darn, this looks great too! Is this going to be top mount?
Any chance for a version that can use standard 60% PCB's?

Beautiful work, as always Thesis!!

Thanks man. The new design is not a 60%, but yeah it's top mount.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Ponkan on Wed, 13 September 2017, 16:29:29
As a Filipino here in Canada, I'm very hyped about the Kira projects!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Wed, 20 September 2017, 20:33:42
As a Filipino here in Canada, I'm very hyped about the Kira projects!
Thanks!

Update:
Updated 60% boards are ready to be shipped from the factory

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170921/a92fca331b5f92cd8023b0f0c63b79a9.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170921/100f39054390211d9f6f720b6dc4ed95.jpg)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: wongsifu on Thu, 21 September 2017, 01:24:23
Looks amazing :D
Where is the order button   ;D


Update:
Updated 60% boards are ready to be shipped from the factory

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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 21 September 2017, 01:28:49
Looks amazing :D
Where is the order button   ;D


Update:
Updated 60% boards are ready to be shipped from the factory

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You can hopefully see the black one in person, in Frankfurt next month ;)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: wongsifu on Thu, 21 September 2017, 01:49:04
In Frankfurt?
Some kinda convention?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 21 September 2017, 02:45:04
In Frankfurt?
Some kinda convention?
I was told there's a meetup.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: wongsifu on Thu, 21 September 2017, 05:30:32
Ah ok. About an hour from where I live.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: regionfree on Thu, 21 September 2017, 09:52:35
Thesiscamper, I'm in SG as well (pinoy rin). If you need to sell that bright red prototype case, please send me a message. I'd be very much willing to take it from you.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: PoisonKing on Fri, 22 September 2017, 09:29:34
(http://i.imgur.com/mXdWjWz.jpg)
That low-poly look tho.. Great job! :thumb:
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Fri, 22 September 2017, 09:58:46
Thesiscamper, I'm in SG as well (pinoy rin). If you need to sell that bright red prototype case, please send me a message. I'd be very much willing to take it from you.

The boards are with me now, and I actually like the red after seeing it in person. :)

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That low-poly look tho.. Great job! :thumb:


Thanks!  :thumb:
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sat, 23 September 2017, 23:23:02
Some photos of the red prototype I took myself:

(https://i.imgur.com/yU9b1lI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Markv2s.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4V4tcMS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wiK4g9q.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/81VFpYj.jpg)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Trente on Mon, 25 September 2017, 02:38:15
Some photos of the red prototype I took myself:

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OMG this looks sooo great!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 25 September 2017, 04:44:23
Some photos of the red prototype I took myself:

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OMG this looks sooo great!
I'm glad you like it :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Unforgivable on Mon, 25 September 2017, 17:58:11
Some photos of the red prototype I took myself:

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That red is stunning!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Wed, 27 September 2017, 08:22:28
Some photos of the red prototype I took myself:

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That red is stunning!

It is! I wasn't sure at first, but I fell in love with the finish after I saw it in person. :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 02 October 2017, 03:02:45
Will be trying this next.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171002/92fd906dba4ddaa8524969818cb67947.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171002/90ebc573f1d46e0204f0a8319ef3541f.jpg)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: InvidiousIgnoramus on Mon, 02 October 2017, 03:03:50
Will be trying this next.
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Ooooh!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Trente on Mon, 02 October 2017, 03:59:09
Will be trying this next.
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Hope it will be maybe 75% or 66%
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: forevermadrigal on Mon, 02 October 2017, 04:48:03
Will be trying this next.
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Hope it will be maybe 75% or 66%

It's 75%
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: duyfken on Mon, 02 October 2017, 07:08:27
Any word on KIRA96? I'm really loving the look of the 96 layout and that KIRA aluminium design atm (I hope there will be stainless/aluminium and no LEDs option as I've got no need for LED glows but love that sexy KIRA60 red chassis)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: InvidiousIgnoramus on Mon, 02 October 2017, 08:20:56
Any word on KIRA96? I'm really loving the look of the 96 layout and that KIRA aluminium design atm (I hope there will be stainless/aluminium and no LEDs option as I've got no need for LED glows but love that sexy KIRA60 red chassis)
You could just turn the LEDs off, you know...
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 02 October 2017, 08:45:06
Any word on KIRA96? I'm really loving the look of the 96 layout and that KIRA aluminium design atm (I hope there will be stainless/aluminium and no LEDs option as I've got no need for LED glows but love that sexy KIRA60 red chassis)
Updates for the 96-key will be coming from Input Club, they are doing all the legwork. Thanks! :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: duyfken on Mon, 02 October 2017, 10:03:26
Any word on KIRA96? I'm really loving the look of the 96 layout and that KIRA aluminium design atm (I hope there will be stainless/aluminium and no LEDs option as I've got no need for LED glows but love that sexy KIRA60 red chassis)
You could just turn the LEDs off, you know...
I know Invidious, but a LED-free PCB/case could also help keep costs down and maintain the clean lines of a case. (like the KIRA60 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=91827.0)) :thumb:

Any word on KIRA96? I'm really loving the look of the 96 layout and that KIRA aluminium design atm (I hope there will be stainless/aluminium and no LEDs option as I've got no need for LED glows but love that sexy KIRA60 red chassis)
Updates for the 96-key will be coming from Input Club, they are doing all the legwork. Thanks! :)

Cheers for the heads-up thesiscamper, I'm already on the waitlist but I thought I'd ask here to see if you had any additional insight to add at this stage. :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Tue, 03 October 2017, 08:44:53
Cheers for the heads-up thesiscamper, I'm already on the waitlist but I thought I'd ask here to see if you had any additional insight to add at this stage. :)

Not much I'm afraid, I'm not too involved in their process/workflow.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sat, 21 October 2017, 05:08:29
It's alive! Huge thanks to kingnestea for helping me with the PCB! :D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171021/1ad15c9da5a24843d7ba56c94a886dcb.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171021/fe4468e3750f21b5d2bc0a65a1b48536.jpg)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Sifo on Sat, 21 October 2017, 05:18:21
Will be trying this next.
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hi, big fan
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sat, 21 October 2017, 05:41:29
Will be trying this next.
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hi, big fan

Currently considering my options for that 75%, but I plan to have the second prototype for my compact 1800 made first.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sat, 21 October 2017, 21:39:45
Better (but still) potato photos:

(https://i.imgur.com/zp91BZR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RCgM0om.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2cR6G5s.jpg)

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(https://i.imgur.com/NU2t3R2.jpg)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: bthezebra on Sat, 21 October 2017, 21:40:36
Better (but still) potato photos:

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I want this board.


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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: redbanshee on Mon, 23 October 2017, 11:46:16
Better (but still) potato photos:

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Good lord! WANT
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mr scooty on Mon, 23 October 2017, 12:06:32
Better (but still) potato photos:

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i need dis
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: song4190 on Mon, 23 October 2017, 23:45:18
Hey, I just have a suggestion for your 75% keyboard's option.
Few weeks ago, I saw some keyboards that are including white color(MAO?) option.
All colors of your keyboards are awesome, but I'll absolutely fall in love with yours if it provides white color :D
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Tue, 24 October 2017, 08:12:49
Hey, I just have a suggestion for your 75% keyboard's option.
Few weeks ago, I saw some keyboards that is including white color(MAO?) option.
All colors of your keyboards are awesome, but I'll absolutely fall in love with yours if it provides white color :D

There is a local cerakote shop where I am, but I will ask around for MAO.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Trente on Tue, 24 October 2017, 20:29:28
Hey, I just have a suggestion for your 75% keyboard's option.
Few weeks ago, I saw some keyboards that is including white color(MAO?) option.
All colors of your keyboards are awesome, but I'll absolutely fall in love with yours if it provides white color :D

There is a local cerakote shop where I am, but I will ask around for MAO.

Wooo, would love cerakote if available!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: kokokoy on Tue, 24 October 2017, 22:32:15
Hey, I just have a suggestion for your 75% keyboard's option.
Few weeks ago, I saw some keyboards that is including white color(MAO?) option.
All colors of your keyboards are awesome, but I'll absolutely fall in love with yours if it provides white color :D

There is a local cerakote shop where I am, but I will ask around for MAO.

By local you mean in SG?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Tue, 24 October 2017, 22:34:32
Hey, I just have a suggestion for your 75% keyboard's option.
Few weeks ago, I saw some keyboards that is including white color(MAO?) option.
All colors of your keyboards are awesome, but I'll absolutely fall in love with yours if it provides white color :D

There is a local cerakote shop where I am, but I will ask around for MAO.

By local you mean in SG?
Yep.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: kokokoy on Tue, 24 October 2017, 22:37:46
Yep.

Thanks man. Need to check that out. Wanted to do it for my Norbatouch R1.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: song4190 on Sat, 04 November 2017, 13:15:51
Hey :D Just want to know about the news of your 75% keyboard. I'm really looking forward to see some more rendering... or something!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 06 November 2017, 17:26:43
Hey :D Just want to know about the news of your 75% keyboard. I'm really looking forward to see some more rendering... or something!

Waiting news on the PCB  :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: DillonHightower on Mon, 06 November 2017, 23:18:02
Better (but still) potato photos:

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i need dis

MEEEEEEE TOOOOOOO!!!

Sad to hear you are no longer in control of the 96, but This could be a better option.

So, Is this project still in the works my dude? Love to see this come in to fruition!? And by this I mean the EX. It is absolutely beautiful !!!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Wed, 08 November 2017, 20:15:57
Better (but still) potato photos:

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(https://i.imgur.com/zp91BZR.jpg)


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(https://i.imgur.com/RCgM0om.jpg)


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(https://i.imgur.com/2cR6G5s.jpg)


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(https://i.imgur.com/caExM8e.jpg)


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i need dis

MEEEEEEE TOOOOOOO!!!

Sad to hear you are no longer in control of the 96, but This could be a better option.

So, Is this project still in the works my dude? Love to see this come in to fruition!? And by this I mean the EX. It is absolutely beautiful !!!
Thanks man. It's still in the works, just need to save some funds for another protoype :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: DillonHightower on Wed, 08 November 2017, 20:46:30
Better (but still) potato photos:

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(https://i.imgur.com/zp91BZR.jpg)


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(https://i.imgur.com/RCgM0om.jpg)


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(https://i.imgur.com/2cR6G5s.jpg)


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(https://i.imgur.com/NU2t3R2.jpg)


i need dis

MEEEEEEE TOOOOOOO!!!

Sad to hear you are no longer in control of the 96, but This could be a better option.

So, Is this project still in the works my dude? Love to see this come in to fruition!? And by this I mean the EX. It is absolutely beautiful !!!
Thanks man. It's still in the works, just need to save some funds for another protoype :)

Take my money !!! Im all in!!!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: OfTheWild on Wed, 08 November 2017, 21:25:30
That works for me maybe even better than the 96. Count me in!  :thumb:
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: song4190 on Thu, 09 November 2017, 15:09:46
Hey :D Just want to know about the news of your 75% keyboard. I'm really looking forward to see some more rendering... or something!

Waiting news on the PCB  :)

Coooool XD So excited!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sat, 20 January 2018, 01:55:51
Boards made/planned:

KIRA : 96-key being developed by Input Club, 1st prototype done

KIRA EX : 96-key layout with spacing between arrow keys and numpad, 2nd prototype under production

KIRA EXS : KIRA EX with Slimmer bezels, prototypes finished

KIRA75: 75% keyboard, prototype under production and PCB prototype done.

KIRA60: group buy kits nearing manufacturing completion

KIRA TKL : WIP

KIRA EXS PHOTOS:

(https://i.imgur.com/fC18NmD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wma3hfu.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/kIlch2N.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/V6tqFrW.jpg)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: link47 on Sun, 21 January 2018, 16:03:32
Boards made/planned:

KIRA : 96-key being developed by Input Club, 1sst prototype done

KIRA EX : 96-key layout with spacing between arrow keys and numpad, 2nd prototype under production

KIRA EXS : KIRA EX with Slimmer bezels, prototypes finished

KIRA75: 75% keyboard, prototype under production and PCB prototype done.

KIRA60: group buy kits under nearing manufacturing completion

KIRA TKL : WIP

KIRA EXS PHOTOS:


I love the slim version! Keep up the progress, it looks great.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sun, 21 January 2018, 18:01:56
I love the slim version! Keep up the progress, it looks great.

Thanks!

Some renders of the other projects I'm currently doing. The 75% prototype is under production and I expect the sample before CNY, the TKL prototype will probably be ordered after CNY.

KIRA75:

(https://i.imgur.com/iNo6OH7.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/Pg68ME4.jpg)

KIRA87:

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

(https://i.imgur.com/ks9Ph3x.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/by7Z4dP.jpg)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: blewjy on Wed, 24 January 2018, 04:35:55
Any plans for a WKL version of that sweet looking TKL?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Wed, 24 January 2018, 08:30:13
Any plans for a WKL version of that sweet looking TKL?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Absolutely  :thumb:
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: keikun17 on Wed, 24 January 2018, 18:54:11
https://www.instagram.com/p/BeV06r9gjK8/?taken-by=keikun17

(https://i.imgur.com/Q4Dl539.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/1y1n6sI.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/4OAjW7l.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/Mizn0tD.png)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Murrellz on Thu, 25 January 2018, 05:40:25
Big fan of the new KIRA weight design. Will the Kira EXS have this new weight also?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 25 January 2018, 07:05:17
Big fan of the new KIRA weight design. Will the Kira EXS have this new weight also?

They will, I am in the process of updating the CAD files. Glad to know you like them  :)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeV06r9gjK8/?taken-by=keikun17

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Yeeeeeeee :D

Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Anaconda on Sat, 27 January 2018, 13:12:06
Will the kira 75 support iso? Really love the design!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Etherealsound on Sat, 27 January 2018, 15:34:02
I'd be in for a Kira-84. Currently just waiting for the Kira96 to drop.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sat, 27 January 2018, 18:03:18
Will the kira 75 support iso? Really love the design!

I think you're the first one who asked for it, I will have to think about it. As an ANSI user I dislike the lack of stability a universal plate has, I'll have to check how feasible offering two plates will be (ANSI and UNIVERSAL). I'm expecting a prototype soon. Thank you!

I'd be in for a Kira-84. Currently just waiting for the Kira96 to drop.

The KIRA96 should be coming soon™, and the latest prototype will be at the Phoenix meetup AFAIK.

Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Anaconda on Wed, 31 January 2018, 16:18:34
I would like to see a non centered usb port in the kira 75, just a personal preference and I think it looks better that way. Also usb c would be nice.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: roostrc0gburn on Wed, 31 January 2018, 18:38:21
The KIRA96 should be coming soon™, and the latest prototype will be at the Phoenix meetup AFAIK.

pls tell me it will have an all-poly bottom with inset weight like the original renders.

More
(https://input.club/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/download.jpg)

(https://input.club/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/download.png)


this is the keyboard i have been waiting for...
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: rioc on Thu, 01 February 2018, 04:50:25
Will the kira 75 support iso? Really love the design!

I think you're the first one who asked for it, I will have to think about it. As an ANSI user I dislike the lack of stability a universal plate has, I'll have to check how feasible offering two plates will be (ANSI and UNIVERSAL). I'm expecting a prototype soon. Thank you!

I'd be in for a Kira-84. Currently just waiting for the Kira96 to drop.

The KIRA96 should be coming soon™, and the latest prototype will be at the Phoenix meetup AFAIK.


regarding the lack of thought put into ISO support, will the 96 support ISO?


ISO market is growing and will miss out on customers wanting ISO... as a mainly ISO user I'd be willing to pay a few bucks extra for ISO specific (or universal) plate
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: regionfree on Thu, 01 February 2018, 22:16:42
Got the black Kira60 last night. Here's a link to an imgur album:

https://imgur.com/a/0ccfg
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: TonyD on Wed, 07 February 2018, 04:54:58
looks really good. I like to the brass insert it gives the case a really nice finish

- Tony
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Mousy on Wed, 07 February 2018, 05:24:56
So sad I missed the Kira69 GB but your other designs look stunning keep it up I hope I can join for the next one!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: regionfree on Sat, 10 February 2018, 06:52:09
Here are some photos of the Kira 75 prototype with SP Calm Depths. Some info:

- top mounted plate (aluminum, but brass might be offered as an option)
- aluminum or acrylic accent strip/layer
- 3 LEDs on the upper left (provisions on the custom PCB)
- big-ass brass weight makes this thing really heavy for its size
- bootmapper client to program the custom PCB

(https://i.imgur.com/i8nVIEM.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/iomrUy9.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/ON3tu03.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BQudWKs.jpg)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Anaconda on Sat, 10 February 2018, 10:19:47
What kind of typing angle will the kira75 have? would love a usb c on the pcb as well.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sat, 10 February 2018, 21:37:54
Will the kira 75 support iso? Really love the design!

I think you're the first one who asked for it, I will have to think about it. As an ANSI user I dislike the lack of stability a universal plate has, I'll have to check how feasible offering two plates will be (ANSI and UNIVERSAL). I'm expecting a prototype soon. Thank you!

I'd be in for a Kira-84. Currently just waiting for the Kira96 to drop.

The KIRA96 should be coming soon™, and the latest prototype will be at the Phoenix meetup AFAIK.


regarding the lack of thought put into ISO support, will the 96 support ISO?


ISO market is growing and will miss out on customers wanting ISO... as a mainly ISO user I'd be willing to pay a few bucks extra for ISO specific (or universal) plate

I will ask Andrew of Input Club.

What kind of typing angle will the kira75 have? would love a usb c on the pcb as well.

All the boards I designed and developed use 8°, the 96-key by Input Club is 8.5° last time I checked.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Anaconda on Thu, 22 February 2018, 22:16:17
Will there be an IC for the kira 75 anytime soon? Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: ihalatch on Thu, 22 February 2018, 22:29:59
KIRA EXS? Will there be a GB? Who'll run it and when?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: beamingrobot on Thu, 22 February 2018, 23:52:20
KIRA EXS? Will there be a GB? Who'll run it and when?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=93747.0
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mudcakehoney on Mon, 26 February 2018, 00:12:13
I have to ask, would you be considering a matching numpad to go along with the Kira87? with the futuristic sides a numpad even as a separate unit would look gorgeous let alone alongside the TKL.

Just putting it out there in case, and as always love your work guys :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Photoelectric on Mon, 26 February 2018, 01:19:55
I really like the TKL weight design on the renders :thumb:  Goes well with the engraved logo.  Great case designs for all the layouts.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 26 February 2018, 03:25:36
I have to ask, would you be considering a matching numpad to go along with the Kira87? with the futuristic sides a numpad even as a separate unit would look gorgeous let alone alongside the TKL.

Just putting it out there in case, and as always love your work guys :)

Haha yeah, we haven't announced it but the TKL will have an accompanying tray-mount numpad with faceted sides. Keep it a secret, maybe?  :-X

I really like the TKL weight design on the renders :thumb:  Goes well with the engraved logo.  Great case designs for all the layouts.

Thank you, I appreciate it deeply :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mudcakehoney on Mon, 26 February 2018, 05:46:26
I have to ask, would you be considering a matching numpad to go along with the Kira87? with the futuristic sides a numpad even as a separate unit would look gorgeous let alone alongside the TKL.

Just putting it out there in case, and as always love your work guys :)

Haha yeah, we haven't announced it but the TKL will have an accompanying tray-mount numpad with faceted sides. Keep it a secret, maybe?  :-X

I was like 5% sure this was going to be real! I’ll try and keep it quiet but... I can’t promise anything ;)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: DillonHightower on Mon, 26 February 2018, 06:22:27
All these boards are sooo dam sexy. Great stuff man!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Tue, 27 February 2018, 19:38:25
Just got photos of the KIRA EX in production, the version with thicker bezels.

Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: bthezebra on Tue, 27 February 2018, 19:45:44
Which Kira models are going to be top mount?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: p_blaze on Tue, 27 February 2018, 19:54:26
Just got photos of the KIRA EX in production, the version with thicker bezels.

Will this run after the Kira EXS is completely finished or will they overlap?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Tue, 27 February 2018, 19:59:42
Which Kira models are going to be top mount?

Only the recent 60 is tray-mount ATM.

Just got photos of the KIRA EX in production, the version with thicker bezels.

Will this run after the Kira EXS is completely finished or will they overlap?

Won't overlap, or happen before the TKL and maybe the 75.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: p_blaze on Tue, 27 February 2018, 20:06:43
Which Kira models are going to be top mount?

Only the recent 60 is tray-mount ATM.

Just got photos of the KIRA EX in production, the version with thicker bezels.

Will this run after the Kira EXS is completely finished or will they overlap?

Won't overlap, or happen before the TKL and maybe the 75.

Aw man... Is there an estimated turnaround time on the Kira EXS? I'm not sure whether to wait for the EX or TKL or go for the EXS >_<
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mudcakehoney on Tue, 27 February 2018, 20:10:23
That side profile of the EX is divine! Definitely matches the KIRA weight better than the stars
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Tue, 27 February 2018, 20:10:50
Which Kira models are going to be top mount?

Only the recent 60 is tray-mount ATM.

Just got photos of the KIRA EX in production, the version with thicker bezels.

Will this run after the Kira EXS is completely finished or will they overlap?

Won't overlap, or happen before the TKL and maybe the 75.

Aw man... Is there an estimated turnaround time on the Kira EXS? I'm not sure whether to wait for the EX or TKL or go for the EXS >_<

About 3 months from launch is what we hope for. Just go with your favorite one :D

That side profile of the EX is divine! Definitely matches the KIRA weight better than the stars

Glad you like it  :thumb:
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Anaconda on Tue, 27 February 2018, 20:51:39
Will the upcoming kira models like the kira 75 have the new weight design? really like it!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Tue, 27 February 2018, 21:34:02
Will the upcoming kira models like the kira 75 have the new weight design? really like it!

The 75 prototyping stage is already done and it has the stars and sun weight design, which will stay as is. The TKL will probably be the first board to be run as a group buy with the new weight.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: p_blaze on Tue, 27 February 2018, 22:40:31
Will the upcoming kira models like the kira 75 have the new weight design? really like it!

The 75 prototyping stage is already done and it has the stars and sun weight design, which will stay as is. The TKL will probably be the first board to be run as a group buy with the new weight.

Does this mean the TKL will run before the EX?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Wed, 28 February 2018, 00:21:13
Will the upcoming kira models like the kira 75 have the new weight design? really like it!

The 75 prototyping stage is already done and it has the stars and sun weight design, which will stay as is. The TKL will probably be the first board to be run as a group buy with the new weight.

Does this mean the TKL will run before the EX?

That is the schedule we currently have, yes.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Mousy on Wed, 28 February 2018, 23:51:40
Really excited to hear that the TKL will be running next as I love the aesthetic of your current boards and especially the TKL one! I know that it is currently in the prototype stage and the PCB is being done but is there a rough time scale on when it will be ready assuming no issues :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: polentA on Thu, 01 March 2018, 13:43:29
Really excited to hear that the TKL will be running next as I love the aesthetic of your current boards and especially the TKL one! I know that it is currently in the prototype stage and the PCB is being done but is there a rough time scale on when it will be ready assuming no issues :)

Also eagerly awaiting the TKL - those angles :p
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Photoelectric on Thu, 01 March 2018, 17:33:29
I'm a big fan of the 75% side angles and overall design.  That red spacer is pretty snazzy too.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Fri, 02 March 2018, 03:12:06
Really excited to hear that the TKL will be running next as I love the aesthetic of your current boards and especially the TKL one! I know that it is currently in the prototype stage and the PCB is being done but is there a rough time scale on when it will be ready assuming no issues :)

Thanks! The TKL prototype hasn't actually started production, probably next week! PCB should be compatible with Leeku's, but we're looking into having our own designed too. For the TKL GB, it's up to beamingrobot. I'm not sure if he's willing to do overlapping buys, so I can't really say since we haven't really finalized any schedules.

Really excited to hear that the TKL will be running next as I love the aesthetic of your current boards and especially the TKL one! I know that it is currently in the prototype stage and the PCB is being done but is there a rough time scale on when it will be ready assuming no issues :)

Also eagerly awaiting the TKL - those angles :p

Thanks, glad you like it!

I'm a big fan of the 75% side angles and overall design.  That red spacer is pretty snazzy too.

I have to say the 75% is currently my favorite too. I wasn't sure it will look good although I was thinking it should, but when I saw the prototype in person I loved it! :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Fri, 02 March 2018, 07:10:43
Finally finished doing the CAD for the TKL (I hope), so I'll be going ahead with prototype production soon™.

(https://i.imgur.com/MbZ1zjy.jpg)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Mousy on Fri, 02 March 2018, 07:22:46
Finally finished doing the CAD for the TKL (I hope), so I'll be going ahead with prototype production soon.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/MbZ1zjy.jpg)

So. Much. Want. Definitely going to be down for this when it's out!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Anaconda on Fri, 02 March 2018, 09:36:39
Will the upcoming kira models like the kira 75 have the new weight design? really like it!

The 75 prototyping stage is already done and it has the stars and sun weight design, which will stay as is. The TKL will probably be the first board to be run as a group buy with the new weight.

So will the 75 be the next for a group buy?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: midnight2903 on Fri, 02 March 2018, 12:20:33
Finally finished doing the CAD for the TKL (I hope), so I'll be going ahead with prototype production soon™.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/MbZ1zjy.jpg)


Any price estimate for this bad boi?!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: p_blaze on Fri, 02 March 2018, 12:47:21
Finally finished doing the CAD for the TKL (I hope), so I'll be going ahead with prototype production soon™.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/MbZ1zjy.jpg)


Any price estimate for this bad boi?!

+1, there's so many tkls coming out soon I don't know what to choose
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Fri, 02 March 2018, 19:01:46
Will the upcoming kira models like the kira 75 have the new weight design? really like it!

The 75 prototyping stage is already done and it has the stars and sun weight design, which will stay as is. The TKL will probably be the first board to be run as a group buy with the new weight.

So will the 75 be the next for a group buy?

The current plan is the TKL next, after the EXS. It can change, but it's not really solely up to me.

Finally finished doing the CAD for the TKL (I hope), so I'll be going ahead with prototype production soon™.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/MbZ1zjy.jpg)


Any price estimate for this bad boi?!

I don't even have a quote for the prototype yet  :))


Here are more mock-ups, showing the back:

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

(https://i.imgur.com/3wVoS0Q.jpg)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: p_blaze on Fri, 02 March 2018, 19:05:15
Will the upcoming kira models like the kira 75 have the new weight design? really like it!

The 75 prototyping stage is already done and it has the stars and sun weight design, which will stay as is. The TKL will probably be the first board to be run as a group buy with the new weight.

So will the 75 be the next for a group buy?

The current plan is the TKL next, after the EXS. It can change, but it's not really solely up to me.

Finally finished doing the CAD for the TKL (I hope), so I'll be going ahead with prototype production soon™.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/MbZ1zjy.jpg)


Any price estimate for this bad boi?!

I don't even have a quote for the prototype yet  :))


Here are more mock-ups, showing the back:

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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/3wVoS0Q.jpg)


Diffuser/alu middle? Single piece or double piece case?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mudcakehoney on Fri, 02 March 2018, 19:05:38
Very nice! Any possibility of seeing the numpad if that’s still going to be an option
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Fri, 02 March 2018, 19:10:23
Very nice! Any possibility of seeing the numpad if that’s still going to be an option

Yeah... I mean I can just shorten the KIRA60 model (I think) and then it's done. For visuallization purposes anyway  :))
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mudcakehoney on Fri, 02 March 2018, 19:23:04
Amazing! Would be cool to see them side by side
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Fri, 02 March 2018, 20:19:37
Diffuser/alu middle? Single piece or double piece case?

Sorry I missed this question, there's no diffuser or aluminum middle insert. I don't think it fits the design, a middle insert will break the facets and distract from the design rather than complement it.

It's a 4-piece kit; a top, bottom, switch plate, and weight.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: p_blaze on Fri, 02 March 2018, 20:20:46
Diffuser/alu middle? Single piece or double piece case?

Sorry I missed this question, there's no diffuser or aluminum middle insert. I don't think it fits the design, a middle insert will break the facets and distract from the design rather than complement it.

It's a 4-piece kit; a top, bottom, switch plate, and weight.

Sweet, I just want a red top x black bottom lol
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Mousy on Sun, 04 March 2018, 12:07:03
Here are more mock-ups, showing the back:

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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/3wVoS0Q.jpg)


Holy.... the angles are just so damn clean going to move heaven and earth to try and get my hands on one of these!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Bubblegum on Wed, 07 March 2018, 07:03:10
I know it was asked earlier in the thread, but I did you settle on ISO support for these upcoming projects? Mainly interested in the Kira96 and the TKL. Love the looks of these boards.

Thanks!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Fri, 09 March 2018, 06:48:27
I know it was asked earlier in the thread, but I did you settle on ISO support for these upcoming projects? Mainly interested in the Kira96 and the TKL. Love the looks of these boards.

Thanks!

I'm considering adding a universal plate along with an ANSI plate for the TKL.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Bubblegum on Fri, 09 March 2018, 10:10:31
I know it was asked earlier in the thread, but I did you settle on ISO support for these upcoming projects? Mainly interested in the Kira96 and the TKL. Love the looks of these boards.

Thanks!

I'm considering adding a universal plate along with an ANSI plate for the TKL.

I'm so in if that's the case! Thanks for the reply. Didn't make the top 30 for Kira60, so better luck this time  :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Mousy on Fri, 09 March 2018, 10:34:37
I'm assuming the KiraTKL will be available in the same colours as the Kira60 was? Would be an insane pair
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Fri, 09 March 2018, 11:37:39
I know it was asked earlier in the thread, but I did you settle on ISO support for these upcoming projects? Mainly interested in the Kira96 and the TKL. Love the looks of these boards.

Thanks!

I'm considering adding a universal plate along with an ANSI plate for the TKL.

I'm so in if that's the case! Thanks for the reply. Didn't make the top 30 for Kira60, so better luck this time  :)

Better luck next time! I hope you'll like the TKL when the prototype arrives  :thumb:

I'm assuming the KiraTKL will be available in the same colours as the Kira60 was? Would be an insane pair

This is very likely :)
Title: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mudcakehoney on Fri, 09 March 2018, 12:21:57
Just a suggestion, but It would be nice to see 1 more colour make its way in to the mix for the TKL, maybe a nice orange or green or blue. That custom green Kira60 looked so good!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: amnesia0287 on Fri, 09 March 2018, 12:33:56
Just a suggestion, but It would be nice to see 1 more colour make its way in to the mix for the TKL, maybe a nice orange or green or blue. That custom green Kira60 looked so good!

I agree, and good green anodizing is rare. Plus a fresh round of terminal is soon.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 09 March 2018, 13:01:41
Can I vote for metal-inspired anodizing colors, like rose gold, copper, bronze, pewter?  I mentioned it in the EXS IC, but I think those are great for layered case options.  "Space gray" is a relatively good approximation of stainless steel, so I'm glad it was an option for EXS (would be even more interesting in a brushed finish rather than sandblasted.) In general some less common and less pure colors would be cool.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Bubblegum on Fri, 09 March 2018, 14:37:30
Just a suggestion, but It would be nice to see 1 more colour make its way in to the mix for the TKL, maybe a nice orange or green or blue. That custom green Kira60 looked so good!

I agree, and good green anodizing is rare. Plus a fresh round of terminal is soon.

Agreed! A dark green would be really nice and doesn't seem to be offered very often. Personally I'm also biased towards one of my favorite colors which is burgundy. GMK Red Samurai anyone? :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: LightningXI on Fri, 09 March 2018, 22:14:42

I also support the idea of less common colors!

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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sat, 10 March 2018, 05:50:03
More
I know it was asked earlier in the thread, but I did you settle on ISO support for these upcoming projects? Mainly interested in the Kira96 and the TKL. Love the looks of these boards.

Thanks!

I'm considering adding a universal plate along with an ANSI plate for the TKL.
I'm so in if that's the case! Thanks for the reply. Didn't make the top 30 for Kira60, so better luck this time  :)

I've asked for a universal plate prototype, it's my first time trying to make it so I hope everything fits  :))

For the colors, we'll just have to discuss that next time. It adds a lot of work for color matching and quality assurance and the factory found multiple colors to be too problematic. It's hard when most people that are voting choose the safer colors most of the time. I'll have to talk to beamingrobot about this next time.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Bubblegum on Sat, 10 March 2018, 14:51:48
More
I know it was asked earlier in the thread, but I did you settle on ISO support for these upcoming projects? Mainly interested in the Kira96 and the TKL. Love the looks of these boards.

Thanks!

I'm considering adding a universal plate along with an ANSI plate for the TKL.
I'm so in if that's the case! Thanks for the reply. Didn't make the top 30 for Kira60, so better luck this time  :)

I've asked for a universal plate prototype, it's my first time trying to make it so I hope everything fits  :))

For the colors, we'll just have to discuss that next time. It adds a lot of work for color matching and quality assurance and the factory found multiple colors to be too problematic. It's hard when most people that are voting choose the safer colors most of the time. I'll have to talk to beamingrobot about this next time.

Great news about the plate! Let's hope it works out :D As for the colors, that makes sense. I'm sure it will look good in any color though!
Title: KIRA keyboards
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sat, 10 March 2018, 15:09:44
Also, just for the record, BeamingRobots factory produces the nicest boards I’ve seen.

I was kind of amazed by the Kira60, there were so many hard edges without a mark or occlusion. Plus there are a few different curves and all are perfect. The anodizing is great. My favorite is the brass plates tho. Somehow my kira plate weighs an extra ounce over my Leandren plates. And the cuts and blasted finish are perfect.

My favorite part of the design that I hadn’t even noticed in the renders is the little flare out on the top left/right corners.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 19 March 2018, 21:47:16
Reworked KIRA75 (improved anodizing and color change)

Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: p_blaze on Mon, 19 March 2018, 21:55:34
Reworked KIRA75 (improved anodizing and color change)

That is hands down, some of the best pink anodizing I've ever seen.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Photoelectric on Mon, 19 March 2018, 22:30:33
Reworked KIRA75 (improved anodizing and color change)

Nice!  That is a most vivid shade of pink!  Love the gray.  Is this the same gray as for KIRA EXS?  Looks darker, but can't be sure.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 19 March 2018, 22:57:16
Reworked KIRA75 (improved anodizing and color change)

Nice!  That is a most vivid shade of pink!  Love the gray.  Is this the same gray as for KIRA EXS?  Looks darker, but can't be sure.

This is a darker grey. Here's a comparison with my black prototype:

Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Photoelectric on Mon, 19 March 2018, 23:31:10
Reworked KIRA75 (improved anodizing and color change)

Nice!  That is a most vivid shade of pink!  Love the gray.  Is this the same gray as for KIRA EXS?  Looks darker, but can't be sure.

This is a darker grey. Here's a comparison with my black prototype:

Good, I thought so (I like the space gray of EXS)!  Looking snazzy though.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: DukeMugen on Tue, 20 March 2018, 00:08:21
KABAYAN!

This TKL board looks amazing! looking forward to getting this!
BTW, I'm here in Singapore too working as a creative designer.
Let me know if I can help you with anything :)

Will the upcoming kira models like the kira 75 have the new weight design? really like it!

The 75 prototyping stage is already done and it has the stars and sun weight design, which will stay as is. The TKL will probably be the first board to be run as a group buy with the new weight.

So will the 75 be the next for a group buy?


The current plan is the TKL next, after the EXS. It can change, but it's not really solely up to me.

Finally finished doing the CAD for the TKL (I hope), so I'll be going ahead with prototype production soon™.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/MbZ1zjy.jpg)


Any price estimate for this bad boi?!

I don't even have a quote for the prototype yet  :))


Here are more mock-ups, showing the back:

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


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/3wVoS0Q.jpg)

Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 26 March 2018, 01:02:40
Got the EX prototype, waiting for the new PCBs. It has the KIRA weight.



Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: p_blaze on Mon, 26 March 2018, 01:16:56
Got the EX prototype, waiting for the new PCBs. It has the KIRA weight.
:eek: :eek: :eek:
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Mousy on Mon, 26 March 2018, 01:19:02
That weight is stunning I'm so excited!!!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: MNICI on Mon, 26 March 2018, 07:47:43
Any price estimates on EX model? Time to start saving up...

P.S. I know it's probably too late to make corrections, but IMO it would be better to separate F-row on EX to differentiate it from EXS.
[attachimg=1]
KIRA EXX anyone?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: chuckdee on Mon, 26 March 2018, 08:18:53
Boards made/planned and current status:

KIRA EX : 96-key layout with spacing between arrow keys and numpad, 2nd prototype under production

KIRA EXS : KIRA EX with Slimmer bezels, prototypes finished, GB soon

KIRA75: 75% keyboard, prototypes done and PCB prototypes currently being redesigned for qmk

KIRA60: group buy kits shipped out


Are all of these going through I:C?  Just curious.  And will there be a wider GB of the KIRA60?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: p_blaze on Mon, 26 March 2018, 15:19:09
Boards made/planned and current status:

KIRA EX : 96-key layout with spacing between arrow keys and numpad, 2nd prototype under production

KIRA EXS : KIRA EX with Slimmer bezels, prototypes finished, GB soon

KIRA75: 75% keyboard, prototypes done and PCB prototypes currently being redesigned for qmk

KIRA60: group buy kits shipped out


Are all of these going through I:C?  Just curious.  And will there be a wider GB of the KIRA60?
none of them are going through I:C, these are made by beamingrobot and are leagues better quality
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: chuckdee on Mon, 26 March 2018, 15:24:47
Boards made/planned and current status:

KIRA EX : 96-key layout with spacing between arrow keys and numpad, 2nd prototype under production

KIRA EXS : KIRA EX with Slimmer bezels, prototypes finished, GB soon

KIRA75: 75% keyboard, prototypes done and PCB prototypes currently being redesigned for qmk

KIRA60: group buy kits shipped out


Are all of these going through I:C?  Just curious.  And will there be a wider GB of the KIRA60?
none of them are going through I:C, these are made by beamingrobot and are leagues better quality

I knew he had done the limited run of KIRA60 through beamingrobot, but hadn't see if he was going to expand that, and if not, if beamingrobot even had the capacity for GB's of that size.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: p_blaze on Mon, 26 March 2018, 15:53:46
Boards made/planned and current status:

KIRA EX : 96-key layout with spacing between arrow keys and numpad, 2nd prototype under production

KIRA EXS : KIRA EX with Slimmer bezels, prototypes finished, GB soon

KIRA75: 75% keyboard, prototypes done and PCB prototypes currently being redesigned for qmk

KIRA60: group buy kits shipped out


Are all of these going through I:C?  Just curious.  And will there be a wider GB of the KIRA60?
none of them are going through I:C, these are made by beamingrobot and are leagues better quality

I knew he had done the limited run of KIRA60 through beamingrobot, but hadn't see if he was going to expand that, and if not, if beamingrobot even had the capacity for GB's of that size.
I think beamingrobot stated somewhere that he doesn't plan on making more than 30 or so at a time
idk if there will be more through someone else
Title: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mudcakehoney on Mon, 26 March 2018, 17:27:03
As far as I’m aware the Kira60, EXS, TKL, EX, 75 etc are thesiscamper's custom boards made to extremely high quality with customiseable colours, plates etc. They intend to run Limited GB’s of up to 30 in a raffle format and not re run them ever or at least for a long while.

The input club Kira is going to be a Kickstarter that’s run by I:C and will have a much larger MOQ or maybe even an unlimited production over a certain time period so will be more accessible to the masses and those who have been wanting a Kira kb but have missed out on the preceding GB’s. I can’t say whether the board will have the same quality of materials and heft, but I’m sure the guys will be able to clarify this all for you before too long.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: captsis on Mon, 26 March 2018, 17:48:10
Will the EXS drop before the I:C model?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mudcakehoney on Mon, 26 March 2018, 17:50:35
Will the EXS drop before the I:C model?
The EXS GB has already run and should be in/close to production by now
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: captsis on Mon, 26 March 2018, 17:52:33
Will the EXS drop before the I:C model?
The EXS GB has already run and should be in/close to production by now
Ah. Well I:C Kira it is for me then
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 26 March 2018, 21:03:31
There will be no more tray KIRA60 buys. A top-mount is next, but probably not this year.

Waiting for the PCB to build this next:
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: p_blaze on Mon, 26 March 2018, 21:07:50
There will be no more tray KIRA60 buys. A top-mount is next, but probably not this year.

Waiting for the PCB to build this next:

no new kira boards till next year? dang...
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 26 March 2018, 21:55:50
There will be no more tray KIRA60 buys. A top-mount is next, but probably not this year.

Waiting for the PCB to build this next:

no new kira boards till next year? dang...

I said top-mount KIRA60. This is how wrong information is spread. Also I said probably, it depends on what I want to work on at any given time.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: p_blaze on Mon, 26 March 2018, 21:57:56
There will be no more tray KIRA60 buys. A top-mount is next, but probably not this year.

Waiting for the PCB to build this next:

no new kira boards till next year? dang...

I said top-mount KIRA60. This is how wrong information is spread. Also I said probably, it depends on what I want to work on at any given time.

my b, I thought you meant that a tray mount is the next buy, which is not this year
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 26 March 2018, 22:13:17
Just to be clear, I don't plan to have a new tray-mount KIRA60 buy done again. The next 60% buy will be a top-mount, but I don't think it will be this year. It depends on what I want to work on, since there are other layouts I can explore.

I hope this clears it up.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Tue, 27 March 2018, 18:40:53
https://kira.click/thesiscamper (https://kira.click/thesiscamper) For those who are interested in I:C's Kira 96 key, the design that started it all  :D
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Mousy on Tue, 27 March 2018, 19:13:08
https://kira.click/thesiscamper (https://kira.click/thesiscamper) For those who are interested in I:C's Kira 96 key, the design that started it all  :D

Looking good man really excited for the new designs you have especially the TKL and numpad! BTW always wanted to ask is your name: thesis camper or the sis camper?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Tue, 27 March 2018, 20:36:38
https://kira.click/thesiscamper (https://kira.click/thesiscamper) For those who are interested in I:C's Kira 96 key, the design that started it all  :D

Looking good man really excited for the new designs you have especially the TKL and numpad! BTW always wanted to ask is your name: thesis camper or the sis camper?

thesis camper

Not the first time this was asked, and I never realized the cringey alternative until someone pointed it out lol. The name was from my uni days, "camping' my friend's house doing my thesis.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Mousy on Wed, 28 March 2018, 21:41:00
thesis camper

Not the first time this was asked, and I never realized the cringey alternative until someone pointed it out lol. The name was from my uni days, "camping' my friend's house doing my thesis.

Awesome good to know so I can actually refer to you properly when speaking :P I have big plans for the Kira60 I have of yours and am really looking forward to the TKL that you have in the works! Will make an amazing duo!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 02 April 2018, 08:21:40
thesis camper

Not the first time this was asked, and I never realized the cringey alternative until someone pointed it out lol. The name was from my uni days, "camping' my friend's house doing my thesis.

Awesome good to know so I can actually refer to you properly when speaking :P I have big plans for the Kira60 I have of yours and am really looking forward to the TKL that you have in the works! Will make an amazing duo!

Sounds good man, speaking of the TKL...



Also, I just got Solarized Dark.

Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Mousy on Mon, 02 April 2018, 08:31:31



Sounds good man, speaking of the TKL...



Also, I just got Solarized Dark.

Damn man that's looking gorgeous! I'm just waiting on the last few pieces to complete mine!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 12 April 2018, 01:59:17
Solarized Dark on KIRA75 prototype

Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mudcakehoney on Thu, 12 April 2018, 04:03:23
Solarised Dark doesn’t look good on everything, but it looks great on that prototype, is it heavy?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 12 April 2018, 05:53:33
Solarised Dark doesn’t look good on everything, but it looks great on that prototype, is it heavy?

It's really heavy and a chore to carry around. I'll have to reduce the brass size lol.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mudcakehoney on Thu, 12 April 2018, 06:00:29
Solarised Dark doesn’t look good on everything, but it looks great on that prototype, is it heavy?

It's really heavy and a chore to carry around. I'll have to reduce the brass size lol.

lol so there is such a thing as too heavy!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Photoelectric on Thu, 12 April 2018, 09:59:16
Solarized Dark on KIRA75 prototype

That keyboard has the perfect amount of bezel: wide enough to look chunky, not too big.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: chuckdee on Thu, 12 April 2018, 10:05:42
Solarized Dark on KIRA75 prototype

That keyboard has the perfect amount of bezel: wide enough to look chunky, not too big.

That was exactly what I was thinking.   :thumb:
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Fri, 13 April 2018, 07:21:49
More dark grey KIRA75 photos:

(https://i.imgur.com/y1g4D2J.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/ugsFp3T.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UaLJ52p.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/CvKmnel.jpg)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Fri, 13 April 2018, 07:25:20
Something out of the norm in this thread, I asked Krytone if we can try to have some aluminum caps machined. We used his Crowned Skull design to test what can be done:

(https://i.imgur.com/wfN2xJK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rYMu0Ya.jpg)

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

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

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

The stems are quite loose especially on Cherry MX stems (not so much on box switches) and will need adjustment, but I would say it's not bad for a first try without relying on other people's measurements.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: ihalatch on Fri, 13 April 2018, 07:36:15
OMG ... this is insane... I wish I wasn't broke right now :( GB?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Fri, 13 April 2018, 07:44:37
OMG ... this is insane... I wish I wasn't broke right now :( GB?

GB for which one? The 75 isn't really planned any time soon, and the Crowned Skulls are just a test and won't be made for a sale.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 13 April 2018, 14:12:53
Out of curiosity, is that the red shade on the aluminum keycaps that will be used for Kira EXS?  It's very nice, a deeper red.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Fri, 13 April 2018, 19:28:12
Out of curiosity, is that the red shade on the aluminum keycaps that will be used for Kira EXS?  It's very nice, a deeper red.

It is the same red across the buys, from KIRA60 to EXS. The windows where I took the photo has a bluish tint though, and I didn't adjust for white balance.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Wed, 18 April 2018, 01:52:34
[attach=1]
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mudcakehoney on Wed, 18 April 2018, 02:47:46
*swoon! Cannot wait
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: midnight2903 on Wed, 18 April 2018, 05:35:49
(Attachment Link)

Waiting for that Kira8  :))
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Mousy on Wed, 18 April 2018, 05:51:59
(Attachment Link)
So much want!!! Just waiting on the last custom bit to arrive and I'll have my Kira60 all built!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Wed, 18 April 2018, 06:05:12
This arrived.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Mousy on Wed, 18 April 2018, 06:15:28
This arrived.
Damn that looks clean af man! That the TKL prototype?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Wed, 18 April 2018, 06:25:14
This arrived.
Damn that looks clean af man! That the TKL prototype?

Indeed it is.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Mousy on Wed, 18 April 2018, 06:44:25
This arrived.
Damn that looks clean af man! That the TKL prototype?

Indeed it is.
Well I'm drooling.... I'm definitely going to try and get one to match my 60!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: rioc on Wed, 18 April 2018, 07:16:10
This arrived.


this is nice... please leave us some time to recover from recent GBs, to get in on this one... is there an eta for the GB for this one? (and the matching numpad you teased)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Bubblegum on Wed, 18 April 2018, 07:26:05
This arrived.

Any chance for universal plate and ISO compatability for the TKL?  ;)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Wed, 18 April 2018, 07:50:51
This arrived.
Damn that looks clean af man! That the TKL prototype?

Indeed it is.
Well I'm drooling.... I'm definitely going to try and get one to match my 60!

Nice, share photos of the 60 when it's done :D

This arrived.


this is nice... please leave us some time to recover from recent GBs, to get in on this one... is there an eta for the GB for this one? (and the matching numpad you teased)

How much time? Haha, it's up to beamingrobot.

This arrived.

Any chance for universal plate and ISO compatability for the TKL?  ;)

Yes ISO plate can be included, I can't promise anything but I've prepared a CAD for it.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Brammm87 on Wed, 18 April 2018, 09:50:43
Oh man, that white prototype looks so good. Is the quality decent?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: LightningXI on Wed, 18 April 2018, 09:52:44
About recovering from recent GBs.... Please. Like a few months?

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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Wed, 18 April 2018, 10:12:48
Oh man, that white prototype looks so good. Is the quality decent?

The quality is really good, but from what I've seen "white" MAO gets dirty easily. I was told this particular finish has anti-dirt qualities, I'll know more after some time. It looks really good in person :)

About recovering from recent GBs.... Please. Like a few months?

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I'll let beamingrobot decide when for the TKL
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Photoelectric on Wed, 18 April 2018, 10:48:12
Oh man, that white prototype looks so good. Is the quality decent?

The quality is really good, but from what I've seen "white" MAO gets dirty easily. I was told this particular finish has anti-dirt qualities, I'll know more after some time. It looks really good in person :)

That's interesting--the ease of getting marks and dirt onto the finish is why I haven't seriously considered it so far. Looking forward to your findings.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: beamingrobot on Wed, 18 April 2018, 11:46:09
Oh man, that white prototype looks so good. Is the quality decent?

The quality is really good, but from what I've seen "white" MAO gets dirty easily. I was told this particular finish has anti-dirt qualities, I'll know more after some time. It looks really good in person :)

That's interesting--the ease of getting marks and dirt onto the finish is why I haven't seriously considered it so far. Looking forward to your findings.

Was chatting with thesis about this some time back but my experience with MAO was that it tends to scratch easily given that it's a rather thin layer and a process that produces greyish white rather than a 'pure' white colour.

also MAO is expensive :P
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mudcakehoney on Thu, 19 April 2018, 02:41:49
Be interested to know if you have ever thought of doing a 65% thesis?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Brammm87 on Thu, 19 April 2018, 05:50:06
Oh man, that white prototype looks so good. Is the quality decent?

The quality is really good, but from what I've seen "white" MAO gets dirty easily. I was told this particular finish has anti-dirt qualities, I'll know more after some time. It looks really good in person :)


I can get my hands real greasy, if you need some stress testing ;)

I'm torn though. I saw Kingnestea's black Kira 60% at a meetup and the finish on that was drop dead gorgeous. I've been craving a white keyboard, but I somehow think the angular design of this one would look better in black than white... If I get into the GB, I'm gonna have a hard time deciding on color :p
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: rioc on Thu, 19 April 2018, 06:04:49
Oh man, that white prototype looks so good. Is the quality decent?

The quality is really good, but from what I've seen "white" MAO gets dirty easily. I was told this particular finish has anti-dirt qualities, I'll know more after some time. It looks really good in person :)


I can get my hands real greasy, if you need some stress testing ;)

I'm torn though. I saw Kingnestea's black Kira 60% at a meetup and the finish on that was drop dead gorgeous. I've been craving a white keyboard, but I somehow think the angular design of this one would look better in black than white... If I get into the GB, I'm gonna have a hard time deciding on color :p


I'd be wanting this polygonal design in a slate gray or a greenish colour like this (https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/3405-U)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 19 April 2018, 16:57:56
Be interested to know if you have ever thought of doing a 65% thesis?

I have. Also 40%, FC660C, split TKL, full 1800, etc. Haven't started anything yet.  :))

Oh man, that white prototype looks so good. Is the quality decent?

The quality is really good, but from what I've seen "white" MAO gets dirty easily. I was told this particular finish has anti-dirt qualities, I'll know more after some time. It looks really good in person :)


I can get my hands real greasy, if you need some stress testing ;)

I'm torn though. I saw Kingnestea's black Kira 60% at a meetup and the finish on that was drop dead gorgeous. I've been craving a white keyboard, but I somehow think the angular design of this one would look better in black than white... If I get into the GB, I'm gonna have a hard time deciding on color :p

The white was more of a test, and honestly it's really good but like anything white the slightest smudge tends to make it look dirty easily. I would think grey and black is good, matte black would be a nice prototype sample.

Oh man, that white prototype looks so good. Is the quality decent?

The quality is really good, but from what I've seen "white" MAO gets dirty easily. I was told this particular finish has anti-dirt qualities, I'll know more after some time. It looks really good in person :)


I can get my hands real greasy, if you need some stress testing ;)

I'm torn though. I saw Kingnestea's black Kira 60% at a meetup and the finish on that was drop dead gorgeous. I've been craving a white keyboard, but I somehow think the angular design of this one would look better in black than white... If I get into the GB, I'm gonna have a hard time deciding on color :p


I'd be wanting this polygonal design in a slate gray or a greenish colour like this (https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/3405-U)

I think that green is similar to the one I have. :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Bubblegum on Thu, 19 April 2018, 17:54:54
This arrived.

Any chance for universal plate and ISO compatability for the TKL?  ;)

Yes ISO plate can be included, I can't promise anything but I've prepared a CAD for it.

The dream lives on! :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mudcakehoney on Sat, 21 April 2018, 10:36:09
Green TKL to match camping would be next level
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: regionfree on Tue, 08 May 2018, 18:19:00
Carbon-themed KN2.10 by thesiscamper. Limited Edition.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Photoelectric on Tue, 08 May 2018, 18:22:45
Nice chunky solid lines.  thesiscamper has mastered the best bezel size for each layout (in my subjective opinion).
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Brammm87 on Wed, 09 May 2018, 02:22:46
Carbon-themed KN2.10 by thesiscamper. Limited Edition.

c-c-c-c-clean.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: ian13 on Wed, 09 May 2018, 02:24:33
I really like the name.. (winks) :D
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: p_blaze on Wed, 09 May 2018, 21:11:06
Carbon-themed KN2.10 by thesiscamper. Limited Edition.

wow, those colors are spot-on
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 10 May 2018, 08:52:57
My Led Zep KN2.10

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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mudcakehoney on Thu, 10 May 2018, 09:07:20
Very nice. Led Zep is my favourite GMK set hands down
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: s19850615 on Sun, 13 May 2018, 06:03:34
When will the KIRA TKL start a GB??


I NEEEED DAT THING !!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: lukasi273 on Sun, 20 May 2018, 19:04:28
Any news on KIRA 75? Do you have any estimate on the GB? This year?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Wed, 23 May 2018, 17:16:24
Any news on KIRA 75? Do you have any estimate on the GB? This year?

No estimate, I have discussed this with a vendor and just waiting for an update. :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: p_blaze on Wed, 23 May 2018, 17:24:33
I hope the KIRA75 goes through beamingrobot's factory like the previous Kira boards, everything that comes from him is top-notch
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: regionfree on Tue, 29 May 2018, 10:45:55
Kira80 with GMK Honeywell. Will probably change this to use blank PBT black keycaps

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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Brammm87 on Tue, 29 May 2018, 12:43:16
Damn
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Jkush463 on Tue, 29 May 2018, 21:33:51
wow, so much want
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Cloudnine25 on Thu, 31 May 2018, 03:20:03
Kira80 with GMK Honeywell. Will probably change this to use blank PBT black keycaps

Really awesome TKL board!
Could you plz turn on the light for the side photo?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: audax989 on Thu, 31 May 2018, 03:52:24
Kira80 with GMK Honeywell. Will probably change this to use blank PBT black keycaps

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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Brammm87 on Thu, 31 May 2018, 04:06:14
Kira80 with GMK Honeywell. Will probably change this to use blank PBT black keycaps

Really awesome TKL board!
Could you plz turn on the light for the side photo?

This is not the Kira as was sold on kickstarter, rather a new prototype with a different side design ;)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: smurkcity12 on Tue, 05 June 2018, 08:56:44
I absolutely love the design style you have on this family of boards. I'm looking forward to when some of these hit GB status.

Do any of your prototypes ever make it out into the wild?  ;D
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Brammm87 on Tue, 05 June 2018, 09:29:57
I absolutely love the design style you have on this family of boards. I'm looking forward to when some of these hit GB status.

Do any of your prototypes ever make it out into the wild?  ;D
Prototypes have been sent to a couple members. I know kingnestea has one.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: smurkcity12 on Wed, 06 June 2018, 18:48:41
I absolutely love the design style you have on this family of boards. I'm looking forward to when some of these hit GB status.

Do any of your prototypes ever make it out into the wild?  ;D
Prototypes have been sent to a couple members. I know kingnestea has one.
Well I just want to throw it out there that if you ever need someone from the GA redneck demographic to try out a prototype then I want to be first in line haha.


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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: MajorclaM on Thu, 07 June 2018, 15:22:23
Is the 75% shelved indefinitely? It's quite the looker and I'd at least consider it.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mypainishurt on Thu, 07 June 2018, 20:11:12
Are you planning to put together some step by step guide for newbies to build with you?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 25 June 2018, 18:09:40
Is the 75% shelved indefinitely? It's quite the looker and I'd at least consider it.

The 75% is picked up by a different vendor.

Are you planning to put together some step by step guide for newbies to build with you?

No, I never considered it. I don't think I am that good in doing builds (I assume you mean tuning and soldering).

Here's a bit of fun I did with a couple of friends (rainb1ood and regionfree).

(http://i.imgur.com/vVbOKJw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/l3lJgEe.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/je9Qtjz.jpg)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: LightningXI on Mon, 25 June 2018, 18:56:25
Is the 75% shelved indefinitely? It's quite the looker and I'd at least consider it.

The 75% is picked up by a different vendor.

Are you planning to put together some step by step guide for newbies to build with you?

No, I never considered it. I don't think I am that good in doing builds (I assume you mean tuning and soldering).

Here's a bit of fun I did with a couple of friends (rainb1ood and regionfree).

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The color and anodization on that board looks very nice.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 25 June 2018, 19:35:49
Is the 75% shelved indefinitely? It's quite the looker and I'd at least consider it.

The 75% is picked up by a different vendor.

Are you planning to put together some step by step guide for newbies to build with you?

No, I never considered it. I don't think I am that good in doing builds (I assume you mean tuning and soldering).

Here's a bit of fun I did with a couple of friends (rainb1ood and regionfree).

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The color and anodization on that board looks very nice.

I agree with the color, but unfortunately the anodizing isn't very good. It's not atrocious, but still imperfect with unevenness and mismatching shade. This is still good enough to confirm measurements. The plate from the KIRA80 is a drop-in.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Brammm87 on Tue, 26 June 2018, 01:51:48
Can you shed some light on how close or far away we are towards a KIRA 80 GB?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Tue, 26 June 2018, 05:17:12
Can you shed some light on how close or far away we are towards a KIRA 80 GB?

I can only say it's soon, because I don't know the date and beamingrobot said it should be soon.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: elfick on Tue, 26 June 2018, 10:43:08
Is the 75% shelved indefinitely? It's quite the looker and I'd at least consider it.

The 75% is picked up by a different vendor.

Can you say who? And when it may be available?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Tue, 26 June 2018, 17:50:05
Is the 75% shelved indefinitely? It's quite the looker and I'd at least consider it.

The 75% is picked up by a different vendor.

Can you say who? And when it may be available?

I can not, I already said yes and everything else will be up to the vendor. I don't have any information at the moment.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Brammm87 on Wed, 27 June 2018, 02:13:57
Can you shed some light on how close or far away we are towards a KIRA 80 GB?

I can only say it's soon, because I don't know the date and beamingrobot said it should be soon.

Thanks for the info! What's the best way to stay up to speed of the GB? Just keep following this thread?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Wed, 27 June 2018, 21:13:39
Can you shed some light on how close or far away we are towards a KIRA 80 GB?

I can only say it's soon, because I don't know the date and beamingrobot said it should be soon.

Thanks for the info! What's the best way to stay up to speed of the GB? Just keep following this thread?

Yep that's and my IG account mostly. I'm planning to sell the 75% prototype, it's one of two kits (other one is with regionfree). If anyone's interested just PM me.

It has the stars and sun weight, the latest design is different and will not be named Kira.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sun, 08 July 2018, 22:19:44
Some photos to share:

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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 23 July 2018, 08:00:28
This will probably be my next project.

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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: chuckdee on Mon, 23 July 2018, 08:14:39
That's hot!  Can't wait to see renders!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: rainb1ood on Mon, 23 July 2018, 08:25:01
Received this last friday from thesiscamper  :p (https://imgur.com/a/40HObcq)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: rioc on Mon, 23 July 2018, 08:36:37
That's hot!  Can't wait to see renders!

there are renders of it just about the previous post ;)


edit: my bad, that's from the 60% with the same style case... ;P
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: chuckdee on Mon, 23 July 2018, 09:09:04
LOL... you edited before I could point that out. :)

65% is my sweet spot, I've found. 
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mudcakehoney on Mon, 23 July 2018, 15:51:00
So hyped for a Thesiscamper 65% dreamboard right there
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Tue, 24 July 2018, 22:16:05
Calling it LXV

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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: elfick on Wed, 25 July 2018, 12:12:15
Calling it LXV

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I immediately wondered what LXV stood for, then I realized "Oh... I see what you did there." Need more coffee...
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Photoelectric on Wed, 25 July 2018, 13:01:09
Received this last friday from thesiscamper  :p (https://imgur.com/a/40HObcq)

The engraving font is beautiful, I love the idea.  Also that gray  :thumb:
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sun, 29 July 2018, 03:36:36
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Calling it LXV

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I immediately wondered what LXV stood for, then I realized "Oh... I see what you did there." Need more coffee...

I don't spend too much time with names, so I usually go with the first decent one I think of.  ;D

Received this last friday from thesiscamper  :p (https://imgur.com/a/40HObcq)

The engraving font is beautiful, I love the idea.  Also that gray  :thumb:

Glad you like it.  :thumb:

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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sun, 05 August 2018, 00:30:01
Latest prototype, MIR80 and MIR20

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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: LightningXI on Tue, 07 August 2018, 11:51:26
Latest prototype, MIR80 and MIR20

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Looks great!!

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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Tue, 28 August 2018, 10:22:58
KIRA60 v2 (top-mount)

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Title: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Troif on Wed, 05 September 2018, 13:46:38
I have a black Kira60 and I’d like also a FjellPro60 (more HHKB style)...


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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: hokie_programmer on Mon, 08 October 2018, 15:00:30
Looking nice! https://www.instagram.com/p/BoimiR2gxjr/?taken-by=thesiscamper

Hoping the LXV goes to GB!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Wed, 10 October 2018, 23:43:18
MiR80

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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: ihalatch on Wed, 10 October 2018, 23:47:59
MiR80

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Looks great. What's the front's height?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 11 October 2018, 01:47:50
MiR80

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Looks great. What's the front's height?

19.405mm
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: OnceS on Sat, 08 December 2018, 21:43:47
KIRA60 v2 (top-mount)

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All style Kira60 v2 are top-mount ? Will Standard have traymount ? And, when gb it ?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sat, 08 December 2018, 21:53:44
KIRA60 v2 (top-mount)

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All style Kira60 v2 are top-mount ? Will Standard have traymount ? And, when gb it ?
There won't be any tray mount KIRA60 kits made again.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: forevermadrigal on Sun, 09 December 2018, 08:07:19
KIRA60 v2 (top-mount)

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All style Kira60 v2 are top-mount ? Will Standard have traymount ? And, when gb it ?


There won't be any tray mount KIRA60 kits made again.



Now we just gotta convince him to do gasket ;D
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mnpq.raven on Tue, 25 December 2018, 10:13:22
KIRA60 v2 (top-mount)

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Also LXV update:

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Hi, is the Kira60 projected to be after the MiR80 run or are you designing and manufacturing them parallel ? I'm very interested in the kira60's angular side design so far !

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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Darknight00z on Wed, 26 December 2018, 07:31:51
Is there a pricing estimate for the Kira60, trying to decide between Fjell and Paradox.

200-300 or 300-400?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: rondg on Tue, 01 January 2019, 22:49:41
Was there already a GB for the Kira75/Mir75? I need it in my life. :(
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Brammm87 on Tue, 08 January 2019, 02:50:23
I took over a spot in the Kira80 GB. Is there an update for that somewhere?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: forevermadrigal on Tue, 08 January 2019, 12:45:59
I took over a spot in the Kira80 GB. Is there an update for that somewhere?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96381.0 last update is on there. Apparently they should be shipping very soon.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Brammm87 on Fri, 11 January 2019, 14:29:24
Derp, didn't see separate thread, thanks friend!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 14 February 2019, 21:34:37
If anyone is interested in a polycarbonate KIRA60 v2, here's an ic form:

https://goo.gl/forms/oKwbYXuENBMnZ4in1
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 14 February 2019, 22:59:10
If anyone is interested in a polycarbonate KIRA60 v2, here's an ic form:

https://goo.gl/forms/oKwbYXuENBMnZ4in1

Filled out. Depending on timing, final quote, and additional details -- photos of prototype, plate/PCB/case/weight details -- I could be interested in joining. I like this case, but would definitely want to know of what it looks and sounds like, as there already seems to be a prototype available.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Fri, 15 February 2019, 01:39:17
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpnINuQgHyg/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=15o4w452271jq

The plate mounting points have changed, so the sound probably changed too from this early prototype.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mudcakehoney on Fri, 15 February 2019, 19:56:37
Couldn't be happier.

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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Mon, 18 February 2019, 08:16:57
Planning to do another compact 1800, since this is the layout I use most of the time.

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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Furikurichemy on Mon, 18 February 2019, 09:42:22
Planning to do another compact 1800, since this is the layout I use most of the time.

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Definitely interested in one these!
That side profile is  :thumb:
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: hokie_programmer on Tue, 19 February 2019, 16:30:57
Definitely interested in a compact 1800 too!
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: tex_live_utility on Thu, 28 February 2019, 11:01:46
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpnINuQgHyg/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=15o4w452271jq

The plate mounting points have changed, so the sound probably changed too from this early prototype.

What are the new mounting points?
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Thu, 28 February 2019, 22:25:19
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpnINuQgHyg/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=15o4w452271jq

The plate mounting points have changed, so the sound probably changed too from this early prototype.

What are the new mounting points?

I simply meant I added a screw and they moved a bit.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Tue, 05 March 2019, 21:17:42
Some recent renders I did for upcoming projects:

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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: p_blaze on Tue, 05 March 2019, 21:23:21
Some recent renders I did for upcoming projects:

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It would be cool to see the iconic KIRA angles on the flat part of the side profile, its looks a little uninspired
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Tue, 05 March 2019, 21:26:52
Some recent renders I did for upcoming projects:

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It would be cool to see the iconic KIRA angles on the flat part of the side profile, its looks a little uninspired

Fair enough, but I'd say adding more is too much already.
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: Telstar on Sun, 24 March 2019, 13:05:13
Planning to do another compact 1800, since this is the layout I use most of the time.

Yes, please do :)
Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: thesiscamper on Sun, 07 April 2019, 16:55:48
Upcoming projects, hopefully I/we can have prototypes made soon™.

Split TKL (unnamed collab with infiniti)
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Primus, a 75% gasket-mounted board
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Kai, a new TKL project
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Title: Re: KIRA keyboards
Post by: mkarlsson on Mon, 08 April 2019, 08:30:12
Looking good...