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Offline holtenc

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[GB] Prime_E - COMPLETE
« on: Sun, 28 April 2019, 22:55:00 »


Prime_E. A 45% keyboard. This GB will run for 2 weeks. Choose between four case colors and 2 indicator LED options: all white or RGB mix. Indicator LEDs will NOT come pre-soldered.

IC Thread and some development history

Full image gallery

Discord discussion

Features:
  • 4.75mm integrated switch plate
  • Inner alphas rotated inward at 8deg
  • 6deg incline
  • 3 indicator LEDs (choose all white or RGB mix)
  • All aluminum 2-part case
  • 4 anodized color choices: Black, Silver, Gray and Red
  • Hotswap via Kailh sockets
  • USB-C
  • QMK
  • Via

Kit includes:
  • Top and bottom case parts
  • PCB, assembled (except for indicator LEDs)
  • Screws
  • Bumpon pads

Price: $320 for a full kit. Extra and standalone PCBs are $40. Shipping is not included.

GB Period: 2 weeks (May 3 - May 17)
ETA: Estimated to ship 4 months after GB period ends

 
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Stand alone PCBs available HERE

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Production vs sample pictures (samples on bottom, production on top:







Obviously there is a difference in sample red and gray VS production.

If anyone is not happy with the way these turned out and would like to cancel your order, please let me know ASAP.


« Last Edit: Thu, 03 October 2019, 14:11:49 by holtenc »

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - Opens May 3rd
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 01 May 2019, 11:57:32 »
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Re: [GB] Prime_E - Opens May 3rd
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 01 May 2019, 12:18:23 »
Good luck with it man, I love the concept, if I could type I'd be all over it like a herpetic rash.

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - Opens May 3rd
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 01 May 2019, 12:41:25 »
Good luck with it man, I love the concept, if I could type I'd be all over it like a herpetic rash.

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - Opens May 3rd
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 01 May 2019, 14:51:52 »
Nice! GLWS.

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - Opens May 3rd
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 01 May 2019, 21:49:02 »
That's one hella cute keyboard.

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - Opens May 3rd
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 02 May 2019, 08:37:55 »
White LEDs on the red case is going to be so spicy

Offline holtenc

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - Opens May 3rd
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 02 May 2019, 08:39:44 »

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - Opens May 3rd
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 03 May 2019, 07:39:38 »
GB is live

Standalone PCBs are available here: https://www.primekb.com/collections/keyboards/products/prime_e-pcb

I'll make some plate files available before PCBs ship.

Offline CARC

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - Opens May 3rd
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 03 May 2019, 11:38:50 »
Got mine plus an extra PCB! So psyched on this board!

Offline XtReeM1337n355

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - Opens May 3rd
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 04 May 2019, 13:01:19 »
I can't wait to put this next to my Alice!

Offline holtenc

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - Opens May 3rd
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 04 May 2019, 13:03:17 »
I can't wait to put this next to my Alice!

Got mine plus an extra PCB! So psyched on this board!

awesome guys. Half way to MOQ

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - LIVE
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 06 May 2019, 22:29:36 »
Quick update. This group buy will move on to production.

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - LIVE
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 06 May 2019, 22:43:21 »
Quick update. This group buy will move on to production.

YEEEEEEEESSSS!

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - LIVE
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 21:29:27 »
Joined! Really loving my TMO50 right now but I feel like this might end up taking its place as my daily...

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - LIVE
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 21:32:08 »
Joined! Really loving my TMO50 right now but I feel like this might end up taking its place as my daily...


NICE.

GB period ends tomorrow everyone. If you're on the fence it's go time  :p

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - LIVE
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 13:42:01 »
Just wanted to thank you for making the PCB only available for purchase. I picked one up.

Good luck with the buy hope everyone loves the board.
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Re: [GB] Prime_E - LIVE
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 18 May 2019, 10:24:34 »
That wraps up the buy period everyone. Thanks to all who participated.
This coming week I'll be requesting invoices from factories and getting those paid ASAP .

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - LIVE
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 18 May 2019, 10:25:58 »
That wraps up the buy period everyone. Thanks to all who participated.
This coming week I'll be requesting invoices from factories and getting those paid ASAP .

Awesome! Hope everything goes well for you. Canít wait to get my silver one.

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - CLOSED
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 21:00:43 »
all invoices have been paid and parts ordered. This includes cases, PCBs, indicator LED's, screws and bumpons.

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - CLOSED
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 22:08:21 »
all invoices have been paid and parts ordered. This includes cases, PCBs, indicator LED's, screws and bumpons.

great! looking forward to this :)

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 29 May 2019, 13:44:52 »
Anybody else too cheap to shell out for pcb+case and go for just pcb? I did and was wondering what others plans were for a case and plate

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 29 May 2019, 14:13:20 »
Anybody else too cheap to shell out for pcb+case and go for just pcb? I did and was wondering what others plans were for a case and plate

I honestly prefer Acrylic plate cases and 3D printed ones over Aluminum cases 90% of the time so It was a no brainer for me.  He said he was going to release the plate files in the near future so Ill make a case out those when they do.

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 29 May 2019, 14:15:31 »
Yep the plate files will be available on or before the date the PCBs ship out.

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 29 May 2019, 19:56:55 »
The Runner of the Wonderland ďAliceĒ PCB and Lubrigante Case GB just posted this:



Full blown Prime-E Acrylic Case Incoming!

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 07 June 2019, 11:47:38 »
a pre-production sample of the PCB was sent to me. Everything is as it should be and they will be moving forward with the full production run.





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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 07 June 2019, 11:57:05 »
a pre-production sample of the PCB was sent to me. Everything is as it should be and they will be moving forward with the full production run.

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Looks so clean! Great job so far.

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 13 June 2019, 21:18:37 »
Received notice that all PCBs are in route to me.

After programming and QAQC, i will be shipping out orders that contained only a PCB(s). If you ordered an extra/spare PCB, it will ship along with your case.

Also, for those that wanted just the PCB for a DIY project, basic 2D plate files can be found HERE . And by basic, I mean basic. There are no holes for standoffs or screws. I did this simply because there are too many different types on construction and hardware to consider to make any sort of universal design. If you do not have the means to modify the drawings yourself, get with me and I can add some holes where you want them. Also, the files are provided in DXF format. If you want some other format let me know. I should be able to produce most file types.
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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 19 June 2019, 19:22:12 »
Update from manu:


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Top housings are still need couple of operation to finish. I will send you a picture before i send them for anodizing. Bottoms are not started yet.

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 14:11:14 »
Just got the PCB shipping notification! But these .dxf files won't open for me in Illustrator? Are they working for anyone else? Maybe I need to use something other than Illustrator?

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 15:13:25 »
Just got the PCB shipping notification! But these .dxf files won't open for me in Illustrator? Are they working for anyone else? Maybe I need to use something other than Illustrator?

hmm i can't either. let me play around with the export settings and see if I can figure it out.

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 15:13:57 »
every one that ordered just the PCB should have gotten a shipping notification by now. If not, let me know.

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 15:19:22 »
Just got the PCB shipping notification! But these .dxf files won't open for me in Illustrator? Are they working for anyone else? Maybe I need to use something other than Illustrator?

Figured out the problem. They were exported with autocad 2018 DXF format. I guess the latest illustrator can't handle that. I tested one with i think autocad 2004 DXF format and it worked in Illustrator. I'll get the rest of them converted this evening and post the new files here.


UPDATE: re-download the files and give them a try. Illustrator should open them no problem now.
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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 21 June 2019, 16:59:48 »
Got my shipping notification hype :) Thanks for the quick turnaround on those.
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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 11:32:13 »
shipping has already started?

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 11:50:51 »
shipping has already started?

The solo PCB's shipped, cases are still in production

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 12:12:15 »
Anyone know where I can get a case for the PCB?  3D-printed or otherwise.

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 18:52:41 »
interesting and cute little thing.
really love this.
good job.

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #38 on: Mon, 22 July 2019, 22:16:31 »


My frosted black acrylic prime_e with POM plate

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 30 July 2019, 23:26:21 »
Anyone know where I can get a case for the PCB?  3D-printed or otherwise.

sorry for the late reply. I've been on vacation and I don't check GH as often as I should.

This guy is doing acrylic cases: https://www.etsy.com/listing/689561858/prime-e-acrylic-case

And I'm working out some kinks on a 3d printed version.


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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 06:54:43 »
Quote from: holtenc link=topic=100441.msg2792204#msg2792204

sorry for the late reply. I've been on vacation and I don't check GH as often as I should.

This guy is doing acrylic cases: https://www.etsy.com/listing/689561858/prime-e-acrylic-case

And I'm working out some kinks on a 3d printed version.

No worries! Thatís perfect, thank you

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 20:04:40 »
From the factory:
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Your Prime_E is in the final manufacturing status. It will be packed and shipped soon. If you need to change receiving address, please let me know as soon as possible.

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 20:38:42 »
From the factory:
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Your Prime_E is in the final manufacturing status. It will be packed and shipped soon. If you need to change receiving address, please let me know as soon as possible.

can't wait! i've been getting jealous of all the acrylic users posting their boards!
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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 23:40:25 »
will there be any extras available
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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 09:09:39 »
will there be any extras available

There should be some extras that will be made available a couple weeks after the GB ships

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 09:29:03 »
will there be any extras available
Definitely trying to get down on extras

There should be some extras that will be made available a couple weeks after the GB ships

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 02 September 2019, 14:12:19 »
Prime_E in clear acrylic
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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 02 September 2019, 14:32:36 »
that looks really nice.

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 02 September 2019, 17:56:19 »
Prime_E in clear acrylic

Are there any case files so I could make my own acrylic version?

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Re: [GB] Prime_E - In Production
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 02 September 2019, 18:08:27 »