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Offline onefivenine

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[GB] Sirius (Update: Oct 8 - incoming shipment from manu)
« on: Sun, 12 May 2019, 10:00:06 »
Product page lin: Link - in production









Link to interest check

Specifications

- 60% POM (acetal) Keyboard
- Top Mount
- 7į Typing Angle
- 19mm Front Height
- PCB compatibility with universal 60% PCBs w/ either USB-Mini or USB-C



Kit ($225)
- POM case (HHKB / Standard / WKL)
- POM plate
- Threaded inserts
- Bumpons



Optional Add-ons

Plates

MaterialColorsPrice
Carbon FiberBlack / Silver / Blue / Pink$30
FR4Black$20
PolycarbonateSandblasted$40
POMPOM$40

Internal Weight:

- Black PVD Brass ($50)
- Silver PVD Brass ($50)



Preorder deadline: May 31

Estimate lead time: Late October



Link to product pages


« Last Edit: Tue, 08 October 2019, 05:47:36 by onefivenine »

Offline onefivenine

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Re: [GB] Sirius
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 12 May 2019, 10:00:14 »
Update - Oct 8
- Manufacturer has shipped ~90% of boards to me (should be here hopefully this week or next week - pending import/customs/etc)
- Some remaining units require PVD re-finishing of the internal weight.
- AN-C PCBs had stabilizer 6.25U cut out issues (replacements have been ordered. See below)

What's next?:
- Units will undergo QC.
- Take this time to check your order and shipping address. (Reply to your ORDER CONFIRMATION email for verification and record keeping).
- We are not ahead of schedule just yet. If you receive a tracking number notification, this means your order is being prepared (please give us time to put together, pack, and ship your order. When your packaged is SCANNED by the carrier, it will indicate that your order is now on the way to you.)

Please reply to your confirmation email if:
- You ordered a WKL/HHKB top AND need a pcb that works with 6.25U spacebar.
- You ordered a Standard top order and do NOT need 6.25u, I can ship your order with the b-stock pcb. Otherwise, you will have to wait for the correct pcb (which are in production). A refund of $10 will be applied before your order is shipped.





Typing tests, prototype pictures:

More
Typing tests:





Prototypes in the wild:










« Last Edit: Tue, 08 October 2019, 05:46:19 by onefivenine »

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 05:33:49 »
Approved

Offline victorpre

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 05:37:22 »
Already in

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Offline aslejoh

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 06:30:54 »
this is so tempting.. :o
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Offline KingOfMemes

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 07:17:27 »
In for a decked out hhkb
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Offline TuCZnak

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 09:00:58 »
Does it smell tho
MOQ means Minimum Order Quantity. You either reach it or you don't, there's no "pushing for higher MOQ", just pushing for more orders.

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 09:06:15 »
Does it smell tho
I was promised stanky stank in the IC thread. I will be very disappointed and feel cheated if I open the package and it doesn't reek
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Offline tex_live_utility

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 10:56:15 »
Debating between pink and blue CF...

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[GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 11:56:33 »

- POM plate

Plates

MaterialColorsPrice
Carbon FiberBlack / Silver / Blue / Pink$30
FR4Black$20
PolycarbonateSandblasted$40
POMPOM$40

Boy, I sure hope someone will swing by and explains to me the pros and cons if these plate materials.
I mean, we all know this will be a bouncy boi, but how bouncy is, say, FR4 vs. Carbon Fiber? Sound profiles?

Offline joe405

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 15 May 2019, 02:59:00 »
No proxies? Shipping to Asia is prohibitive

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 15 May 2019, 07:11:21 »

- POM plate

Plates

MaterialColorsPrice
Carbon FiberBlack / Silver / Blue / Pink$30
FR4Black$20
PolycarbonateSandblasted$40
POMPOM$40

Boy, I sure hope someone will swing by and explains to me the pros and cons if these plate materials.
I mean, we all know this will be a bouncy boi, but how bouncy is, say, FR4 vs. Carbon Fiber? Sound profiles?

I would like to know as well. I was told that POM is is just a tiny bit more rigid than PC but that's just based on one person. More info among all these plate materials is very much welcome for some of us.

Offline Rafa_n

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 15 May 2019, 08:57:35 »
No proxies? Shipping to Asia is prohibitive

Yeah some proxies would have been nice. $60 shipping to Portugal  :-X

Offline onefivenine

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 15 May 2019, 17:15:28 »

- POM plate

Plates

MaterialColorsPrice
Carbon FiberBlack / Silver / Blue / Pink$30
FR4Black$20
PolycarbonateSandblasted$40
POMPOM$40

Boy, I sure hope someone will swing by and explains to me the pros and cons if these plate materials.
I mean, we all know this will be a bouncy boi, but how bouncy is, say, FR4 vs. Carbon Fiber? Sound profiles?

I would like to know as well. I was told that POM is is just a tiny bit more rigid than PC but that's just based on one person. More info among all these plate materials is very much welcome for some of us.

Rigidity @ 1.5mm thickness:
Brass > Carbon Fiber > Aluminum > FR4 (fiberglass) > Polycarbonate > POM (acetal)

Sound (I suggest you explore these yourself):
CF: unique sound signature, would suggest youtubing videos.
FR4: same material used in fabricating PCBs
Polycarbonate: commonly used in CDs and DVDs
Acetal: used in guitar picks and turntable platters.

No proxies? Shipping to Asia is prohibitive
Are you unable to checkout?

Offline ian13

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 15 May 2019, 20:12:51 »

- POM plate

Plates

MaterialColorsPrice
Carbon FiberBlack / Silver / Blue / Pink$30
FR4Black$20
PolycarbonateSandblasted$40
POMPOM$40

Boy, I sure hope someone will swing by and explains to me the pros and cons if these plate materials.
I mean, we all know this will be a bouncy boi, but how bouncy is, say, FR4 vs. Carbon Fiber? Sound profiles?

I would like to know as well. I was told that POM is is just a tiny bit more rigid than PC but that's just based on one person. More info among all these plate materials is very much welcome for some of us.

Rigidity @ 1.5mm thickness:
Brass > Carbon Fiber > Aluminum > FR4 (fiberglass) > Polycarbonate > POM (acetal)

Sound (I suggest you explore these yourself):
CF: unique sound signature, would suggest youtubing videos.
FR4: same material used in fabricating PCBs
Polycarbonate: commonly used in CDs and DVDs
Acetal: used in guitar picks and turntable platters.

Thank you so much!  :thumb:

Offline billbord

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 10:23:33 »
@159 - is there an MOQ for this or is it definitely happening?

Offline KingOfMemes

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 10:44:53 »
@159 - is there an MOQ for this or is it definitely happening?

Limit is 300 Units: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100501.msg2762404#msg2762404
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Offline billbord

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 11:25:57 »
@159 - is there an MOQ for this or is it definitely happening?

Limit is 300 Units: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100501.msg2762404#msg2762404

Thanks, I was curious if there was a minimum to make the project viable - looks like around 80 have sold so far.

Offline monkt

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 11:32:38 »
@159 - is there an MOQ for this or is it definitely happening?

Limit is 300 Units: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100501.msg2762404#msg2762404

Thanks, I was curious if there was a minimum to make the project viable - looks like around 80 have sold so far.


Where are you getting that number from?

Offline billbord

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 11:39:47 »
@159 - is there an MOQ for this or is it definitely happening?

Limit is 300 Units: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100501.msg2762404#msg2762404

Thanks, I was curious if there was a minimum to make the project viable - looks like around 80 have sold so far.


Where are you getting that number from?

Some high-powered math - the 300 max number posted in this thread minus the in-stock number here https://store.projectkeyboard.com/collections/sirius/products/preorder-sirius-1
Actually more like 67.

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 15:07:19 »
@159 - is there an MOQ for this or is it definitely happening?

Limit is 300 Units: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100501.msg2762404#msg2762404

Thanks, I was curious if there was a minimum to make the project viable - looks like around 80 have sold so far.


Where are you getting that number from?

Some high-powered math - the 300 max number posted in this thread minus the in-stock number here https://store.projectkeyboard.com/collections/sirius/products/preorder-sirius-1
Actually more like 67.


I might have been able to pull off a calculation that complex, maybe, if I had seen the stock number on the buy page. Not sure how I missed thatómaybe it wasnít there from the beginning? Anyway, thanks.

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 15:41:24 »
Not sure if this has been asked elsewhere, but does POM turn yellow over time? If so, slower/faster than more commonly used keyboard and cap plastics?

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 15:57:19 »
Not sure if this has been asked elsewhere, but does POM turn yellow over time? If so, slower/faster than more commonly used keyboard and cap plastics?
Slower than other plastics.

ABS and PBT plastic tends to yellow due to photo degradation. ABS and PBT plastics are made with a bromine fire retardant. Oxidation from other things like biodegradation (your nasty neckbeard cheesepuff hands touching it) can, and will naturally happen, but that bromine flame retardant speeds up the process AND allows the vector of UV light to catalyze a photodegradation process.

Luckily for us, Polyoxymethylene (POM) has a very low oxygen index, meaning it doesn't have some of these flame retardants in it.
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Offline monkt

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 16:08:52 »
Not sure if this has been asked elsewhere, but does POM turn yellow over time? If so, slower/faster than more commonly used keyboard and cap plastics?
Slower than other plastics.

ABS and PBT plastic tends to yellow due to photo degradation. ABS and PBT plastics are made with a bromine fire retardant. Oxidation from other things like biodegradation (your nasty neckbeard cheesepuff hands touching it) can, and will naturally happen, but that bromine flame retardant speeds up the process AND allows the vector of UV light to catalyze a photodegradation process.

Luckily for us, Polyoxymethylene (POM) has a very low oxygen index, meaning it doesn't have some of these flame retardants in it.


Thanks for the detailed response. Thatís good to know, and interetsing as well.


POM is somewhat flamable, though, isnít it? Is that because it lacks the fire retardant thatís in ABS and PBT? I would hope itís not so flamable that something like a pcb short would be a fire danger.

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 16:16:09 »
Not sure if this has been asked elsewhere, but does POM turn yellow over time? If so, slower/faster than more commonly used keyboard and cap plastics?
Slower than other plastics.

ABS and PBT plastic tends to yellow due to photo degradation. ABS and PBT plastics are made with a bromine fire retardant. Oxidation from other things like biodegradation (your nasty neckbeard cheesepuff hands touching it) can, and will naturally happen, but that bromine flame retardant speeds up the process AND allows the vector of UV light to catalyze a photodegradation process.

Luckily for us, Polyoxymethylene (POM) has a very low oxygen index, meaning it doesn't have some of these flame retardants in it.


Thanks for the detailed response. Thatís good to know, and interetsing as well.


POM is somewhat flamable, though, isnít it? Is that because it lacks the fire retardant thatís in ABS and PBT? I would hope itís not so flamable that something like a pcb short would be a fire danger.
Yes, I would do my best to keep it away from open flames
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Offline neah12

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 01:17:22 »
https://store.projectkeyboard.com/collections/sirius/products/preorder-sirius
Why it's free? it's really going to cost me 110$ for

case - free
weight - 50$
pcb hhkb hotswap 60$
110$ without shipping?
160$ with fast shipping to my country.
it's really that cheap????


Offline datfroyodoe

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 01:22:13 »
https://store.projectkeyboard.com/collections/sirius/products/preorder-sirius
Why it's free? it's really going to cost me 110$ for

case - free
weight - 50$
pcb hhkb hotswap 60$
110$ without shipping?
160$ with fast shipping to my country.
it's really that cheap????
You need to select the $225 option as well: https://store.projectkeyboard.com/collections/sirius/products/preorder-sirius-1

Offline billbord

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 09:27:00 »
Does anyone know how to safely clean this stuff? I'd hate for my grubby nubs to discolor it irreparably.

Offline KingOfMemes

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 09:45:05 »
Does anyone know how to safely clean this stuff? I'd hate for my grubby nubs to discolor it irreparably.
Kinda par for the course. You can't stop degradation via oxidation, you can only slow it by not being an animal and washing your hands/lay off the cheetos. People have had luck using this: https://www.amazon.com/Marianna-Super-Star-Creme-Developer/dp/B00FKVYCHQ/ , but again, the oxidation releases chemicals from the plastic, so it's still going to be different then when you got it, even after cleaning.
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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 09:59:54 »
Does anyone know how to safely clean this stuff? I'd hate for my grubby nubs to discolor it irreparably.
Kinda par for the course. You can't stop degradation via oxidation, you can only slow it by not being an animal and washing your hands/lay off the cheetos. People have had luck using this: https://www.amazon.com/Marianna-Super-Star-Creme-Developer/dp/B00FKVYCHQ/ , but again, the oxidation releases chemicals from the plastic, so it's still going to be different then when you got it, even after cleaning.

Cool, thank you. I may just go whole-hog and wear Michael Jackson gloves.

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 13:46:42 »
Finally got myself one! I was worried I might miss out since I was out of country until today, phew!
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Offline packleadercho

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 14:56:33 »
Hi, I'm a little new to all this; would you guys recommend also grabbing the internal weight? Aside from greater stability, does it change anything? Thanks!

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Offline KingOfMemes

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 15:41:29 »
Hi, I'm a little new to all this; would you guys recommend also grabbing the internal weight? Aside from greater stability, does it change anything? Thanks!

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Aesthetics mostly, as well as just making your keeb a thicc chunk on your desk that takes effort to move (typically a good thing). The brass weight will affect the sound, but not necessarily make it objectively better or even affect it to a point where you can hear a difference. 

The way I think about it is that I'm spending so much money on this premium keyboard... I best be maxing it out.
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Offline packleadercho

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 15:44:47 »
Hi, I'm a little new to all this; would you guys recommend also grabbing the internal weight? Aside from greater stability, does it change anything? Thanks!

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Aesthetics mostly, as well as just making your keeb a thicc chunk on your desk that takes effort to move (typically a good thing). The brass weight will affect the sound, but not necessarily make it objectively better or even affect it to a point where you can hear a difference. 

The way I think about it is that I'm spending so much money on this premium keyboard... I best be maxing it out.
Damn. I do kind of want my keyboard to be a brick on my desk. I might just have to grab it. Thanks for the info!

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Offline KingOfMemes

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 15:47:51 »
Hi, I'm a little new to all this; would you guys recommend also grabbing the internal weight? Aside from greater stability, does it change anything? Thanks!

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Aesthetics mostly, as well as just making your keeb a thicc chunk on your desk that takes effort to move (typically a good thing). The brass weight will affect the sound, but not necessarily make it objectively better or even affect it to a point where you can hear a difference. 

The way I think about it is that I'm spending so much money on this premium keyboard... I best be maxing it out.
Damn. I do kind of want my keyboard to be a brick on my desk. I might just have to grab it. Thanks for the info!

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I would absolutely grab it. I grabbed it myself, if it makes you feel any better. You can only regret NOT having the weight.  You won't regret having it
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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 16:30:27 »
Hi, I'm a little new to all this; would you guys recommend also grabbing the internal weight? Aside from greater stability, does it change anything? Thanks!

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In theory the weight should lower resonant frequency and improve the sound. With a light plastic case it might also prevent it from vibrating under your hand, but it's mostly for sound.

Offline dwarflemur

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 19:12:58 »
In for one!
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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 17 May 2019, 19:14:44 »
Hi, I'm a little new to all this; would you guys recommend also grabbing the internal weight? Aside from greater stability, does it change anything? Thanks!

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People will bring up sound, but with a plastic keyboard it will probably change how easy it is to bump and move around your desk; if it's too light it will move around very easily.
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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 18 May 2019, 00:16:01 »
I NEED this.
ABS sounds good. Polycarb is great. BUT this.. this is some epic stuff.
I don't doubt at all when people say this is a front-runner for board of the year.

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 19 May 2019, 17:36:03 »
I am already in for this, but can we get more pictures of the prototypes, and all the different tops? Pretty please? I canít decide btwn ANSI and HHKB


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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 05:41:41 »
I am still thinking about getting that kit despite using small ortho boards.
So i got a few questions:
- does xd75 pcb (5x15) fit?
- how hard is to design a plate that matches the pcb/case, what tools/sw do i need (i am on linux)?
- where can i order custm pom plates (eu)?

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 05:51:20 »
Not sure if this has been asked elsewhere, but does POM turn yellow over time? If so, slower/faster than more commonly used keyboard and cap plastics?
Slower than other plastics.

ABS and PBT plastic tends to yellow due to photo degradation. ABS and PBT plastics are made with a bromine fire retardant. Oxidation from other things like biodegradation (your nasty neckbeard cheesepuff hands touching it) can, and will naturally happen, but that bromine flame retardant speeds up the process AND allows the vector of UV light to catalyze a photodegradation process.

Luckily for us, Polyoxymethylene (POM) has a very low oxygen index, meaning it doesn't have some of these flame retardants in it.

So is light the main issue? Would skin oils really be much of a problem? I'm considering joining but my hands are fairly sweaty/greasy. I wash them pretty religiously but they get oily when doing anything for a decent amount of time.

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 08:35:44 »
shipping to Asia is toooo expensive...

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 17:43:52 »
Not sure if this has been asked elsewhere, but does POM turn yellow over time? If so, slower/faster than more commonly used keyboard and cap plastics?
Slower than other plastics.

ABS and PBT plastic tends to yellow due to photo degradation. ABS and PBT plastics are made with a bromine fire retardant. Oxidation from other things like biodegradation (your nasty neckbeard cheesepuff hands touching it) can, and will naturally happen, but that bromine flame retardant speeds up the process AND allows the vector of UV light to catalyze a photodegradation process.

Luckily for us, Polyoxymethylene (POM) has a very low oxygen index, meaning it doesn't have some of these flame retardants in it.

So is light the main issue? Would skin oils really be much of a problem? I'm considering joining but my hands are fairly sweaty/greasy. I wash them pretty religiously but they get oily when doing anything for a decent amount of time.

This works out for me if so. My room is fairly dim most of the time.  :thumb:

Offline ProlificPanda

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 28 June 2019, 22:18:32 »
Any option for obtaining separate tops?

Offline t0rk

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 11:27:15 »
Did the extras sell out? GB link was posted in the IC thread, but still lists as sold out.

Offline KingOfMemes

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 11:28:31 »
Next month is going to be spicy! I should have ordered 2
HHKB Colemak masterrace

Offline Rumai

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 18 September 2019, 10:12:09 »
Did the extras sell out? GB link was posted in the IC thread, but still lists as sold out.
I imagine the GB thread link was only posted so that discussion would move to the appropriate thread.

Offline Uryftw

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 14:09:30 »
Any extra avail?

Offline wowja

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Re: [GB] Sirius (POM 60%)
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 16:08:11 »
^ Interested in any extras as well.  ;D