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[IC] Arc80: Gasket TKL Keyboard by Demo & Airpotter
« on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 11:52:45 »
Posting on behalf of Demo Studio, this keyboard is a premium gasket-mount 80% Keyboard Based on a collaboration between Demo and Airpotter from Gray Studio

Key features:

1. Gasket mount (double-sided gaskets)
2. Fully customizable Dual-mode PCB (usb type C + Bluetooth), full RGB
3. Premium quality Aluminum 6063
4. Continuing the Gray Studio tradition: top quality and affordable
5. Collaboration between Demo Studio and Gray Studio
6. Manufacturer: Gray Studio and factories
7. Price: ~350 dollars
8. Limited slots, FCFS

First prototype has been made and some refinements are being made. Any suggestions are welcome! And I will ask Demo to come here to answer questions you may have soon.

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Re: [IC] Arc80: gasket-mount 80% keyboard by Demo & Airpotter
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 11:55:52 »
Fantastic!

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« Reply #2 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 11:56:14 »
Thanks oldcat for intermediating. Looks interesting as always, I hope to see more info as it becomes available. I hope we get the space65 in soon as we can see a real life example of just how good the airpotter quality is!

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Re: [IC] Arc80: gasket-mount 80% keyboard by Demo & Airpotter
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 11:56:53 »
ALL IN

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Re: [IC] Arc80: gasket-mount 80% keyboard by Demo & Airpotter
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 11:57:05 »
Thanks oldcat for intermediating! Looks interesting as always, I hope to see more info as it becomes available. I hope we get the space65 in soon as we can see a real life example of just how good the airpotter quality is!

Should see shipping charges this week for Space65!

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« Reply #5 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 11:58:31 »
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« Reply #6 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 11:59:43 »
Target Price?

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« Reply #7 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 12:07:03 »
Dammit.. I didnt know I needed a TKL...

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Re: [IC] Arc80: gasket-mount 80% keyboard by Demo & Airpotter
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 12:09:47 »
Neat. Curious to see what kind of gasket mounting will be used.

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Re: [IC] Arc80: gasket-mount 80% keyboard by Demo & Airpotter
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 12:24:14 »
Wow, the most distinctive TKL design from now. 

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« Reply #10 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 12:33:57 »
Very much in on this. Really cool design. I’m a sucker for LED’s in the dead space above the arrow keys!

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Re: [IC] Arc80: gasket-mount 80% keyboard by Demo & Airpotter
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 12:35:45 »
What are the chances of alps compatibility

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« Reply #12 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 12:37:02 »
Really appreciate what this studio is doing these day. Maybe my first TKL?

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« Reply #13 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 12:53:47 »
Diggin this!

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« Reply #14 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 12:54:03 »
Damn this looks sexy! Is there going to be an option to get a custom nameplate for the top right? I really love the look!

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« Reply #15 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 12:57:30 »
Whoa hot damn!

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« Reply #16 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 13:15:46 »
Love me some Potter and DEMO

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« Reply #17 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 13:18:29 »
Been loving the looks of TKLs recently and then Demo and Potter come to answer my prayers! All in :)

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« Reply #18 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 14:43:59 »
Looks sooo good  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Arc80: gasket-mount 80% keyboard by Demo & Airpotter
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 15:18:19 »
2. Fully customizable Dual-mode PCB

What's "Dual-Mode" mean? :)

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« Reply #20 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 15:24:19 »
This is nice looking board, reminds me of the Matrix Abel. Hopefully PCB (or at least the LED near the nav cluster) is programmable.

What kind of plate are we looking at? Also, got an approximate target price?

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Re: [IC] Arc80: gasket-mount 80% keyboard by Demo & Airpotter
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 15:24:46 »
Not digging the "Demo Studio" up the top right, seems a bit too much branding for the front of the board. Everything else is great. Are the colors on the sides and back RGB?

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« Reply #22 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 15:28:04 »
Looks great besides the “Demo Studio” branding imo.

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« Reply #23 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 15:31:05 »
2. Fully customizable Dual-mode PCB

What's "Dual-Mode" mean? :)
I think it's USB & bluetooth

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Re: [IC] Arc80: gasket-mount 80% keyboard by Demo & Airpotter
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 15:33:38 »
Not digging the "Demo Studio" up the top right, seems a bit too much branding for the front of the board. Everything else is great. Are the colors on the sides and back RGB?

that’s a little plastic badge I believe, I agree as well. Any suggestions for the badge?

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« Reply #25 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 15:37:22 »
Not digging the "Demo Studio" up the top right, seems a bit too much branding for the front of the board. Everything else is great. Are the colors on the sides and back RGB?

that’s a little plastic badge I believe, I agree as well. Any suggestions for the badge?

I tend to prefer when the branding is on the bottom of the board in the form of a larger badge or weight. I think the Demo Studio badge could just be removed honestly. I love the overall design of this board and will be following the IC and hopefully the GB closely!

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Re: [IC] Arc80: gasket-mount 80% keyboard by Demo & Airpotter
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 15:38:18 »
Wow just beautiful! Hope I can join this.

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« Reply #27 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 15:46:47 »
Painfully good looking board. Price estimate?

Edit: don't like the branding format, come up with a logo or something.
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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 15:55:17 »
I am not of fan of having Company Branding staring me in the face, so not really a fan of the logo on the Top right. I personally feel that "if" there is to be any wording on the face of the Board, it should be the "NAME" of the board and the Branding should be on the bottom.
Other than that, this looks like a really nice TKL, looking forward to more pics.

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Re: [IC] Arc80: gasket-mount 80% keyboard by Demo & Airpotter
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 16:19:16 »
I never thought id see a keyboard that is uglier than a Razer keyboard with RGB

but I stand corrected cause this is brutal
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Re: [IC] Arc80: gasket-mount 80% keyboard by Demo & Airpotter
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 16:31:21 »
I am not of fan of having Company Branding staring me in the face, so not really a fan of the logo on the Top right. I personally feel that "if" there is to be any wording on the face of the Board, it should be the "NAME" of the board and the Branding should be on the bottom.
Other than that, this looks like a really nice TKL, looking forward to more pics.

Totally agree, I also feel the badge doesn’t look very good with “demo studio”

Will pass this feedback to Demo and Potter

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Re: [IC] Arc80: gasket-mount 80% keyboard by Demo & Airpotter
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 16:49:59 »
I am not of fan of having Company Branding staring me in the face.



How about this?

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« Reply #32 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 17:01:52 »
For the record, I don't mind the badge. Maybe you could make it customizable? Let users choose what it says or have it removed?

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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 17:01:57 »
For me, it's the difference between a badge which is supposed to draw your attention, compared to an engraving without infill that is a little more subtle. I think if the badge was customizable like Exclusive does, it would go over a lot better.

I think the design looks nice, but like some of the others have said - I'm not crazy about the badge/branding.

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« Reply #34 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 17:10:15 »
Who will be manufacturing this?
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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 17:10:42 »
Looking nice!
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Re: [IC] Arc80: gasket-mount 80% keyboard by Demo & Airpotter
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 17:21:57 »
as i said on Instagram, ill be in looks awesome, and i wanted a gasket mount 80 so it fits the bill nice, what colors you thinking of doing it in?

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« Reply #37 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 17:36:02 »
Who will be manufacturing this?

Seeing as it's a collaboration between Demo and Airpotter from Gray Studio... probably Gray Studio, so same manu as COD67, HB85, SPACE65, and THINK6.5. (I believe it's owned by Potter's brother if I remember correctly)

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« Reply #38 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 22:30:40 »
Talking to demo and Potter about changing the badge engraving “demo studio” to something else

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« Reply #39 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 22:36:53 »
Who will be manufacturing this?

Seeing as it's a collaboration between Demo and Airpotter from Gray Studio... probably Gray Studio, so same manu as COD67, HB85, SPACE65, and THINK6.5. (I believe it's owned by Potter's brother if I remember correctly)

i thought ALF made the gray studio boards but maybe i'm remembering wrong
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« Reply #40 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 22:42:30 »
Who will be manufacturing this?

Seeing as it's a collaboration between Demo and Airpotter from Gray Studio... probably Gray Studio, so same manu as COD67, HB85, SPACE65, and THINK6.5. (I believe it's owned by Potter's brother if I remember correctly)

i thought ALF made the gray studio boards but maybe i'm remembering wrong


Puddsy remembering incorrectly? that would certainly be a first.
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Re: [IC] Arc80: gasket-mount 80% keyboard by Demo & Airpotter
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 22:56:54 »
Who will be manufacturing this?

Seeing as it's a collaboration between Demo and Airpotter from Gray Studio... probably Gray Studio, so same manu as COD67, HB85, SPACE65, and THINK6.5. (I believe it's owned by Potter's brother if I remember correctly)

i thought ALF made the gray studio boards but maybe i'm remembering wrong

Gray and Alf are two different studios

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« Reply #42 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 03:51:45 »
As long as it either offers or supports a more 'universal' plate and/or PCB which allows things like split spacebar and HHKB style backspace/right-shift, this looks really tempting.

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« Reply #43 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 04:55:32 »
great looking design . nice collab!

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« Reply #44 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 07:54:23 »
Following for sure! Clean look

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« Reply #45 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 08:22:34 »
Fresh looking design. Probably in if there's ISO support :)

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« Reply #46 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 10:44:31 »
if logo on the upper right corner is removed, that would be awesome.

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« Reply #47 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 10:53:08 »
if logo on the upper right corner is removed, that would be awesome.
I hope there will be a option for that.

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« Reply #48 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 12:58:47 »
Interesting design overall, I can see inspirations from Canoe and SKOG here and there.

Any exploded view available? Seems like the colored piece is the plate? But then the green on the side in the 3rd picture is confusing, almost looks like the green is painted on there.

Content on the Badge
I like the idea of having a badge there, but I think it needs more options. Nothing against Demo Studio, I think it's a great name. But if I were to show the keyboard to someone who is not familiar with the hobby, I might get asked if it is a demo unit. Personalized badges may be too much work to deal with, but how about creating a poll for a list of options, and make the top 5 or so available?

Shape of the Badge
The oval-shaped badge seems a little out of place and disconnected to the nearby curves of the keyboard. I think it would look a lot more coherent if the left side of the badge is at an angle that matches the end of the plate, and the right side of the badge is a quarter circle that matches the top right corner of the bottom case.

Structure of the Badge
I think the screws and screw holes on the transparent badge don't go well with the overall aesthetic of the keyboard. If the badge is not transparent, I would prefer the screw holes to be at the back of the badge and mounted through the bottom case. If the badge is transparent, I would prefer the badge to be held in the spot through a tolerance fit or even double sided tape would work.

LED Slot on Top of Arrow Cluster
I am not sure what the designer's vision is for the slot, but when I look at it, it looks like it is trying to mimic the top part of the case. I think it would look better if the slot uses the same geometries of the top part of the case where the colored plate shows. Maybe also expanding the length of the slot to match the ratio of how much plate is showing on top of the keyboard.

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Re: [IC] Arc80: gasket-mount 80% keyboard by Demo & Airpotter
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 21:08:25 »
Quick post on 2 points clarified by Demo.

Will be under 400. Possibly under 350.

Badge file will be released after. So anyone can make custom if they want.