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Offline oldcat

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[IC] 1800 mini by xikii (video updated)
« on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 23:28:44 »
Posting on behalf of xikii, this will be R2 of the 1800 mini with RGB dual-mode PCB.

Video showing the details: https://streamable.com/4p8lh

More details to come.

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« Last Edit: Fri, 24 May 2019, 16:50:05 by oldcat »

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 23:34:11 »
I really dig this. I think it's actually a really sensible layout (within the context of compact layouts which are all inherently crazy), rather than doubling up on number keys. Almost certainly want to give this a shot.

Edit: It would be cool to see this without artisans so people like me can see what actual layout the designer had in mind when creating it - thank you!
« Last Edit: Mon, 20 May 2019, 23:42:08 by mrpetrov »

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 23:35:09 »
In!


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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 23:40:07 »
It's everything I could have ever wanted and MORE

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 20 May 2019, 23:50:46 »
This is a super cool layout. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 00:01:04 »
Just my two cents: I think instead of having alu-acrylic-alu structure, an
alu-pc or alu-acrylic sandwitch would look nicer. The circles can be smaller as well. That’d make them more elegant.

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 00:09:58 »
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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 07:08:05 »
Fell in love with the layout when R1 was posted on r/mk. Please make this happen (red samurai colorway hype?)


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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 07:58:12 »
You have my attention...

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 08:33:40 »
love the layout but not diggin the bottom

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 09:01:11 »
Can't wait! I'll be in for sure!

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 09:52:26 »
The design is lovely, but layout not so. The board looks wider than a 60%, but its layout is too unconventional to be practical.

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 10:01:21 »
Love it, insta buy for me!

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 10:23:50 »
Very excited for this!

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 11:04:29 »
interested in if there are any changes in the updates, fun layout but those indicator holes are not for me
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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 12:35:30 »
Love the layout! Can't wait for the group buy, although I think the bottom may be a little wonky but not a deal breaker for me.

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 13:10:35 »
Awesome :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 14:22:23 »
It's about time! Definitely in.

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 15:12:44 »
finally!

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 15:21:08 »
The design is lovely, but layout not so. The board looks wider than a 60%, but its layout is too unconventional to be practical.

What a strange comment...Why would you think this is going to be the same width as a 60%? It's based on an 1800 layout, not a 60%...


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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 15:50:56 »
I am so in.
Just don't like the amount of writings and sizes on the bottom, but that's easy to fix :D

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 20:18:44 »
The design is lovely, but layout not so. The board looks wider than a 60%, but its layout is too unconventional to be practical.

What a strange comment...Why would you think this is going to be the same width as a 60%? It's based on an 1800 layout, not a 60%...

1800mini is only a little wider than a 60%.

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 20:23:35 »
i can see the thinking behind this.

"let's create a board that's big enough to be a 65% but without the benefits, but with lots of cool factor. an 1800 that's cute, but not nearly as useful."

this is definitely a "why not?" approach. but i love it, innovation comes from weird tests/experiments.

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 20:56:29 »
The design is lovely, but layout not so. The board looks wider than a 60%, but its layout is too unconventional to be practical.

What a strange comment...Why would you think this is going to be the same width as a 60%? It's based on an 1800 layout, not a 60%...

1800mini is only a little wider than a 60%.

I'm not sure what point you're trying to make...I have seen a grand total of zero comparison to a 60%, I'm not sure why you would even try to make that comparison?

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 21 May 2019, 22:42:25 »
Will there be a lefty verison?

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 12:55:49 »
Is [2u left shift + 1.75u right shift] more reasonable than [2.25u left shift + 1.5u right shift]?
Woops, wrong IC.
« Last Edit: Wed, 22 May 2019, 14:41:21 by fireworm »

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 15:04:50 »
Love it. And those DoTA artisans  :eek:



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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 15:57:31 »
FINALLY a mini-1800.  But please offer an all-aluminum version as well!

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 16:01:36 »
Is there a discord somewhere to get some more info on this R2?

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 16:59:08 »
Is there a discord somewhere to get some more info on this R2?

I will talk to Airpotter to see if we can host a channel for xikii’s 1800 mini, that said, 1800 mini won’t  be manufactured by Gray.

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 18:16:52 »
PCB for ALPS ?

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 19:14:44 »
Is there a discord somewhere to get some more info on this R2?

I will talk to Airpotter to see if we can host a channel for xikii’s 1800 mini, that said, 1800 mini won’t  be manufactured by Gray.

Who’s going to be the manu?

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 20:05:44 »
interesting layout, i'm in

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 23 May 2019, 17:28:30 »
Is there a discord somewhere to get some more info on this R2?

I will talk to Airpotter to see if we can host a channel for xikii’s 1800 mini, that said, 1800 mini won’t  be manufactured by Gray.

Who’s going to be the manu?

xikii has his own manufacturing partner I believe

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 07:34:06 »
YES PLEASE!

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 09:28:24 »
The design is lovely, but layout not so. The board looks wider than a 60%, but its layout is too unconventional to be practical.

What a strange comment...Why would you think this is going to be the same width as a 60%? It's based on an 1800 layout, not a 60%...
Read my comment as: beautiful design, but not a practical layout for its size.

As @regionfree rephrased it beautifully above:
"let's create a board that's big enough to be a 65% but without the benefits, but with lots of cool factor. an 1800 that's cute, but not nearly as useful."

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 09:58:08 »
The design is lovely, but layout not so. The board looks wider than a 60%, but its layout is too unconventional to be practical.

What a strange comment...Why would you think this is going to be the same width as a 60%? It's based on an 1800 layout, not a 60%...
Read my comment as: beautiful design, but not a practical layout for its size.

As @regionfree rephrased it beautifully above:
"let's create a board that's big enough to be a 65% but without the benefits, but with lots of cool factor. an 1800 that's cute, but not nearly as useful."


One additional alpha column would help to improve its usefulness. While pretty cool as it is, the lack of space for frequent used symbols makes it unpractical.

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 10:23:30 »
Probably in!

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 10:26:17 »
The design is lovely, but layout not so. The board looks wider than a 60%, but its layout is too unconventional to be practical.

What a strange comment...Why would you think this is going to be the same width as a 60%? It's based on an 1800 layout, not a 60%...
Read my comment as: beautiful design, but not a practical layout for its size.

As @regionfree rephrased it beautifully above:
"let's create a board that's big enough to be a 65% but without the benefits, but with lots of cool factor. an 1800 that's cute, but not nearly as useful."


One additional alpha column would help to improve its usefulness. While pretty cool as it is, the lack of space for frequent used symbols makes it unpractical.

As someone who mains a 40% at work, it matches that usability which, for people who really only type alphas and the occasional punctuation it's aight.  Once you have to start really getting into symbols, that's when you start running into issues anyways and yea, at that point it does start to lose functionality.  All that said, this is basically the keyboard I use with an extra row on top for numbers (which I would probably just set to the function keys anyways) arrow keys, and a numpad (that I would set to the number row scancodes so I can get all the symbols).

That's all personal preference and experience tho so ymmv.

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 10:58:24 »
The design is lovely, but layout not so. The board looks wider than a 60%, but its layout is too unconventional to be practical.

What a strange comment...Why would you think this is going to be the same width as a 60%? It's based on an 1800 layout, not a 60%...
Read my comment as: beautiful design, but not a practical layout for its size.

As @regionfree rephrased it beautifully above:
"let's create a board that's big enough to be a 65% but without the benefits, but with lots of cool factor. an 1800 that's cute, but not nearly as useful."

This isn't based off a 60% layout though, it's much closer fit to a 40%. You do know how layers work, right? Comparing it to a 60% and 60% only is plain ignorance.

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 11:17:50 »
@clik_clak I think we both provided more than enough input for this IC.

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 11:54:58 »
This would be my dream board, if it only had the extra numpad column.
« Last Edit: Fri, 24 May 2019, 16:16:28 by mnkybrs »

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 14:54:17 »
The concept comes from 40% keyboard, so the usage of alphais the same as 40%. The author of PCB, YANG is keen on 40%. So this keyboard is a combination of 40% and 1800. :p :p :p

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii (video updated)
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 22:14:01 »
Video showing the details: https://streamable.com/4p8lh

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii (video updated)
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 00:40:07 »
So much want! Can't wait for this.

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii (video updated)
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 02:39:27 »
Cool! I'll follow this. Neat layout.

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii (video updated)
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 25 May 2019, 07:29:13 »
Very nice ) you have price  ?

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii (video updated)
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 28 May 2019, 17:46:02 »
i love this!

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii (video updated)
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 28 May 2019, 19:25:22 »
Very nice ) you have price  ?

I believe he said on Discord that it will be in the ballpark of $500 USD.
(There's a channel on the Gray Studio Discord for it, as mentioned upthread)

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Re: [IC] 1800 mini by xikii (video updated)
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 28 May 2019, 19:58:47 »
Very nice ) you have price  ?

I believe he said on Discord that it will be in the ballpark of $500 USD.
(There's a channel on the Gray Studio Discord for it, as mentioned upthread)
I’m not trying to be disrespectful here and just an uninformed buyer, how does the board justify a price in the ball park of 500 bucks? I understand it’s featured-packed but its overall doesn’t come off as a board that is anymore than 300.