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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #200 on: Fri, 12 April 2019, 10:22:56 »
I can't wait on this GB.  Is there any way that it would be able to take ISO for UK keys?
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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #201 on: Fri, 12 April 2019, 10:26:39 »
I can't wait on this GB.  Is there any way that it would be able to take ISO for UK keys?

Most likely OP will release a ISO plate file ( Crossing ISO fingers ) The zeal60 PCB already supports ISO :)

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #202 on: Mon, 15 April 2019, 12:01:08 »
If there is an ISO version supported, I will get this one. :)

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #203 on: Mon, 15 April 2019, 15:09:26 »
If there is an ISO version supported, I will get this one. :)

Check my answer 1 nodge up 😀

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #204 on: Mon, 15 April 2019, 16:04:46 »
Stunning design. Might consider picking this up.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #205 on: Mon, 15 April 2019, 20:11:35 »
If there is an ISO version supported, I will get this one. :)

I will release ISO plate files. The current plan is to make another custom PCB without ISO, however the case will be compatible with Zeal60 rev 4 which has ISO support and can have a JST SH connector added so it connects with the supplied daughterboard USB-C PCB and cable. The case should also be compatible with other 60% PCBs like HS60 if the daughterboard cable is soldered to the PCB.

EDIT: if you are wondering what the hell am I gonna do with the Thermal PCB after I replace it with a new PCB, you can either keep it in case you sell the Thermal, or sell it to a Keycult No. 1/60 owner  :D
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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #206 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 05:46:37 »
If there is an ISO version supported, I will get this one. :)

I will release ISO plate files. The current plan is to make another custom PCB without ISO, however the case will be compatible with Zeal60 rev 4 which has ISO support and can have a JST SH connector added so it connects with the supplied daughterboard USB-C PCB and cable. The case should also be compatible with other 60% PCBs like HS60 if the daughterboard cable is soldered to the PCB.

EDIT: if you are wondering what the hell am I gonna do with the Thermal PCB after I replace it with a new PCB, you can either keep it in case you sell the Thermal, or sell it to a Keycult No. 1/60 owner  :D

Shoot, this properly means no red zeal60 Rev 4, damn haha ^-^

Care to elaborate why you are removing ISO compat from a Thermal PCB? I thought you guys was all about flex  :p

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #207 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 07:32:51 »
If there is an ISO version supported, I will get this one. :)

I will release ISO plate files. The current plan is to make another custom PCB without ISO, however the case will be compatible with Zeal60 rev 4 which has ISO support and can have a JST SH connector added so it connects with the supplied daughterboard USB-C PCB and cable. The case should also be compatible with other 60% PCBs like HS60 if the daughterboard cable is soldered to the PCB.

EDIT: if you are wondering what the hell am I gonna do with the Thermal PCB after I replace it with a new PCB, you can either keep it in case you sell the Thermal, or sell it to a Keycult No. 1/60 owner  :D

Shoot, this properly means no red zeal60 Rev 4, damn haha ^-^

Care to elaborate why you are removing ISO compat from a Thermal PCB? I thought you guys was all about flex  :p

ISO has to go away before it can return, no?  ;D

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #208 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 07:39:14 »
If there is an ISO version supported, I will get this one. :)

I will release ISO plate files. The current plan is to make another custom PCB without ISO, however the case will be compatible with Zeal60 rev 4 which has ISO support and can have a JST SH connector added so it connects with the supplied daughterboard USB-C PCB and cable. The case should also be compatible with other 60% PCBs like HS60 if the daughterboard cable is soldered to the PCB.

EDIT: if you are wondering what the hell am I gonna do with the Thermal PCB after I replace it with a new PCB, you can either keep it in case you sell the Thermal, or sell it to a Keycult No. 1/60 owner  :D

Shoot, this properly means no red zeal60 Rev 4, damn haha ^-^

Care to elaborate why you are removing ISO compat from a Thermal PCB? I thought you guys was all about flex  :p

ISO has to go away before it can return, no?  ;D

Damnit, new avatar pic..  :p

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #209 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 07:58:28 »
I can't wait for this, the red on black with GMK red samurai  :eek:
Also, would the plates be sold separately?

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #210 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 08:59:16 »
I can't wait for this, the red on black with GMK red samurai  :eek:
Also, would the plates be sold separately?

My aim for this GB is to sell extra plates and PCBs, as well as let the user choose the case and plate color combination. So for example, you can buy the black with red plate, and get an extra silver plate should the red plate not match some keycaps you'd like to use.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #211 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 09:04:20 »
Around when would this GB start?

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #212 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 10:06:38 »
Around when would this GB start?

My aim is to start soon, hopefully next month.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #213 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 13:16:34 »
Okay, maybe I was bluffing and the HHKB layout would do perfectly fine aswell. :-P

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #214 on: Thu, 18 April 2019, 13:31:31 »
Around when would this GB start?

My aim is to start soon, hopefully next month.

i'll pay a lot for a couple of reds Rev 4, if you can trough them in the new Thermal batch :p

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #215 on: Sat, 20 April 2019, 05:18:11 »
I hope I don't miss this. I told myself "no more 60's" but this is too awesome to pass up.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #216 on: Thu, 25 April 2019, 06:54:47 »
With the Project now going under RAMA instead of Zeal, will Zeal PCB's still work on the case?

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #217 on: Thu, 25 April 2019, 10:02:13 »
Really lovely design Wilba. Can't wait to see this one in the wild.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #218 on: Thu, 25 April 2019, 13:02:16 »
... What's up with the leaf spring mount?

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #219 on: Thu, 25 April 2019, 22:13:52 »
... What's up with the leaf spring mount?

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #220 on: Sun, 28 April 2019, 07:55:19 »
It looks very good, hopefully it will be at an affordable price :)

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #221 on: Sun, 28 April 2019, 07:57:40 »
It looks very good, hopefully it will be at an affordable price :)
My guess but I see it being around 500-600$




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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #222 on: Sun, 28 April 2019, 08:25:04 »
It looks very good, hopefully it will be at an affordable price :)
My guess but I see it being around 500-600$

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #223 on: Sun, 28 April 2019, 12:09:45 »
It looks very good, hopefully it will be at an affordable price :)
My guess but I see it being around 500-600$

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #224 on: Sun, 28 April 2019, 17:03:05 »
It looks very good, hopefully it will be at an affordable price :)
My guess but I see it being around 500-600$

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I think Zambumon was saying that itíll be less than that, not more. I seem to remember Wilba saying somewhere that it would be less than the Xeno, which was 420. But that might be a bit different since itís being produced by Rama now.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #225 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 04:20:07 »
We're not getting any blue case options, I get that. I still wonder how Striker (which I already bought) would look on - say - the red case. Zambumon? It might look "off" or it might look dope. I'm lacking the imagination for it.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #226 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 04:48:49 »
We're not getting any blue case options, I get that. I still wonder how Striker (which I already bought) would look on - say - the red case. Zambumon? It might look "off" or it might look dope. I'm lacking the imagination for it.
My recommendation for Striker is to use the silver case with a red plate, that would be similar to what the second type of jerseys they had.

There are some renders of Striker with that color combination on the GB threas

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #227 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 05:08:25 »
My recommendation for Striker is to use the silver case with a red plate, that would be similar to what the second type of jerseys they had.

There are some renders of Striker with that color combination on the GB threas

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #228 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 08:08:40 »
It looks very good, hopefully it will be at an affordable price :)
My guess but I see it being around 500-600$

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I think Zambumon was saying that itíll be less than that, not more. I seem to remember Wilba saying somewhere that it would be less than the Xeno, which was 420. But that might be a bit different since itís being produced by Rama now.
Please no fancy packaging.
I:m sure YouTubers love that for their flexing videos, but man I really hate having to pay extra for, on top of an already costly kit, something that I'll only look at once & probably never again.
At least a TX bag is a thing you can keep using.
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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #229 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 08:45:26 »
Please no fancy packaging.
I:m sure YouTubers love that for their flexing videos, but man I really hate having to pay extra for, on top of an already costly kit, something that I'll only look at once & probably never again.
At least a TX bag is a thing you can keep using.

Your opinion is entirely valid and I understand why/agree that the argument should be at least brought up, but I know for a fact a lot of people (not youtubers) feel very differently. Many have stated the m60 is the most fun they've had unboxing a board and whilst that's something that you only do once per purchase, it's still a relatively important process (especially for those who buy often). Additionally, neither of the keyboards Rama's ran thus far have really been super expensive, $350 for the M60 (which sold a huge number of units) was a really good price for what you got and I think that if anything the packaging offer adds to that rather than taking away from it.
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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #230 on: Wed, 08 May 2019, 17:17:15 »
ne hotswap avail?

If you used an M60-A PCB ;D
I actually have an m60-a pcb on order, are you confirming that it will work with this board?

Also, ANY Chance of you adding some extra colors for the Plate? Seems like availability of other colors (perhaps a Blue, Green,rose gold) would have been awesome with this board, as this would have allowed pairing with various sets of all colors, since the plate color stands out so much.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #231 on: Thu, 09 May 2019, 11:24:42 »
Who do I need to fellate to get a pre-anodized plate as an option?

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« Reply #232 on: Thu, 09 May 2019, 11:33:03 »
Who do I need to fellate to get a pre-anodized plate as an option?

I admire your dedication

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #233 on: Sun, 12 May 2019, 05:03:03 »
I actually have an m60-a pcb on order, are you confirming that it will work with this board?

Also, ANY Chance of you adding some extra colors for the Plate? Seems like availability of other colors (perhaps a Blue, Green,rose gold) would have been awesome with this board, as this would have allowed pairing with various sets of all colors, since the plate color stands out so much.

Based on the OP, I think Wilba wants to limit the colors to red/silver/black and have red as the main theme for this batch of keyboards.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #234 on: Sun, 12 May 2019, 09:21:27 »
Can't wait. When is the group buy, it says May... is it gonna be soon?

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« Reply #235 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 23:53:09 »
Hey, Mr. Render man.... Could you do a Honeywell set on a Silver case with red and also gray plate.  Thanks  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #236 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 00:23:40 »
Is there an estimated date for GB?  Only a week left for May.  Thanks!

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #237 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 08:26:58 »
ne crispy chicken avail?

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #238 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 09:51:35 »
ne crispy chicken avail?

please reconsider ION keyboards

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #239 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 12:15:13 »
"Pre-order launch date: May"
It's May 26th now

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #240 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 12:19:38 »
"Pre-order launch date: May"
It's May 26th now

Better have a delayed order window than a delayed keyboard.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #241 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 12:48:22 »
So how did the leaf spring mount TM mechanism work out? Any details on it?

Any actual prototype images?

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #242 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 14:02:10 »
"Pre-order launch date: May"
It's May 26th now


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« Reply #243 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 14:58:14 »
"Pre-order launch date: May"
It's May 26th now

Better have a delayed order window than a delayed keyboard.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #244 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 16:28:04 »
Interested based on cost.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #245 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 17:09:01 »
kinda looks like heatsinks on the sides, pretty cool

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #246 on: Sun, 26 May 2019, 04:32:27 »
kinda looks like heatsinks on the sides, pretty cool

That's the idea.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #247 on: Mon, 27 May 2019, 04:22:45 »
Is there any chance this would be offered unfinished if we don't like the 4 colour choices and want to get it cerakoted locally?

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #248 on: Mon, 27 May 2019, 05:19:26 »
Is there any chance this would be offered unfinished if we don't like the 4 colour choices and want to get it cerakoted locally?

No... this would just add complexity to the manufacturing and fulfilment. Thermal will be produced by Foundry using Rama Works manufacturing with the same expectation of quality and presentation. Shipping raw, unfinished cases is not congruent to their style. Even if it was, anodization protects the surface, and manufacturers prefer not to ship unanodized parts. Whoever does the cerakote will know what to do with an anodized aluminium case.

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« Reply #249 on: Mon, 27 May 2019, 10:16:13 »
Hope it would be an affordable price!