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Offline Yellow bird

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[IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
« on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 02:57:28 »
Hi, everyone!

I am very excited to bring our latest project, Half-feather, to the Geekhack community.

The logo engraved on the upper case comes from the ancient Qin Variant of Seal Script which is the symbol of left-half of the word ĎFeatherí written in Seal Script.

The design of the weight on the back is inspired from the art form of traditional Chinese paper cutting, which shows the contour of a vividly depicted butterfly.

Details

Case option: Full anodized aluminum

Angle: 6į

Plate option: anodized aluminum or multicolor gradient PVD brass
PCB: running through C≥-LDN firmware (not open source this time) with diver (about the diver, there gonna be a English version of it, but the manual is still being translated at this moment. It will take some time.)
QMK firmware will be optional.

Mounting Method: Burger mount with O-rings (simplified gasket mount)

Others: 3mm&3.5mm silicone dampener (after testing I decide to remove the 3.5mm dampener between plate and PCB. and keep the 3mm dampener under the PCB )

Price range: around $300→from $220

Typing sound testing vidio:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWFWmMir-IY&feature=youtu.be

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Prototypes(more pictures and typing sound testing video coming on the way)

















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Offline Yellow bird

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 03:03:06 »
I'm new here,sorry for the misspelling.  :D
« Last Edit: Sat, 15 June 2019, 03:24:09 by Yellow bird »

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 03:03:28 »
I'll post more pictures later
« Last Edit: Sat, 15 June 2019, 03:27:16 by Yellow bird »

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 03:30:46 »
Awesome design plate, pcb and etc.

Offline orim23

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 03:38:52 »
like it. but the non open-source firmware kills it for me. good luck.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 03:47:10 »
very nice! can I ask how much the prototyped cost for manufacturing?

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 04:18:31 »
PCB: running through C≥-LDN firmware (not open source this time) with diver

Is there a reason why you are using this firmware? What are the advantages? Sorry, I am not familiar with the firmware.  ;D

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 05:01:40 »
PCB: running through C≥-LDN firmware (not open source this time) with diver

Is there a reason why you are using this firmware? What are the advantages? Sorry, I am not familiar with the firmware.  ;D
I have Maze from Percent Studio and  ONE from Equalz Studio. It's the same firmware with those. It's much more simple compare with others. and, It's fully programmable  by using the diver 
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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 05:09:18 »
very nice! can I ask how much the prototyped cost for manufacturing?
there was some prepayments. It costs me more than 1500 USD for all(Including PCB).

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 05:42:07 »
very nice! can I ask how much the prototyped cost for manufacturing?
there was some prepayments. It costs me more than 1500 USD for all(Including PCB).

For just 1 prototype?  :eek:

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 05:47:05 »
very nice! can I ask how much the prototyped cost for manufacturing?
there was some prepayments. It costs me more than 1500 USD for all(Including PCB).
For just 1 prototype?  :eek:
750 each

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 06:52:58 »
very nice! can I ask how much the prototyped cost for manufacturing?
there was some prepayments. It costs me more than 1500 USD for all(Including PCB).
For just 1 prototype?  :eek:
750 each

Ohhh.. There are 2 prototypes. Didn't notice the black one. For $300, I'm interested...

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 06:54:09 »
very nice! can I ask how much the prototyped cost for manufacturing?
there was some prepayments. It costs me more than 1500 USD for all(Including PCB).

For just 1 prototype?  :eek:
Sounds about right. Prototypes cost significantly more than production run. I wouldn't be surprised if OP ends up paying a few grands until he's satisfied with the final version readily submitted for group buy's run.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 07:19:27 »
Interested in the design, do you have a timeline for the GB if IC goes well? How many do you want to run? And where will it be shipped from?


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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 07:30:13 »
This looks really cool, I like the format. I am looking for unique color cases so if there is one with a good color, I will be interested.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 08:31:17 »
I like the layout. Really interested to get one. Hope to see more details.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 10:18:24 »
Beautiful board but I can't seem to wrap my head around the logos  :( :(
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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 11:56:33 »
What made you decide to put a mounting tab directly under the spacebar?
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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 13:43:00 »
I really like the overall design of the case, but this layout is not doing it for me.

Offline Yellow bird

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 15:08:35 »
What made you decide to put a mounting tab directly under the spacebar?
I noticed that and changed it in to 4x4 already.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 11:05:41 »
Interested in the design, do you have a timeline for the GB if IC goes well? How many do you want to run? And where will it be shipped from?


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If it goes well the GB will start in July,  and it will be shipped from China or Japan

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 15:55:59 »
Very much interested!

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 14:58:35 »
Interesting, will keep an eye on this project.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 15:40:07 »
Yes!

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 21:17:49 »
Multicolour plate is cool and I like the layout, but not feeling badge and weight design.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 22:10:48 »
love the name
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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 19 June 2019, 09:12:05 »
The pcb will maintain usb-mini as per  C≥-LDN rgb 80% pcb?


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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 20 June 2019, 12:29:50 »
The pcb will maintain usb-mini as per  C≥-LDN rgb 80% pcb?
It will be usb-c, and  there is no rgb on this pcb.
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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 20 June 2019, 19:52:38 »
Interesting, not that many Varmilo layouts out there, I love it! Very unique, definitely a buy-in for me.
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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 22 June 2019, 04:06:14 »
I'll be interested if you can keep the price down since the lack of qmk support and USB mini are bothering me a little.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 22 June 2019, 10:04:17 »
Please reconsider and make this with QMK

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 22 June 2019, 10:17:31 »
Please reconsider and make this with QMK
I agree. I'm in with qmk, out with proprietary

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 22 June 2019, 14:38:21 »
I need to get a hold of one of these. They look rad!
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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 23 June 2019, 07:23:17 »
Please reconsider and make this with QMK

Yes please! Doesn't matter if it's delayed and not running in July, I beg you  :eek:

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 23 June 2019, 11:37:08 »
Please reconsider and make this with QMK

Yes please! Doesn't matter if it's delayed and not running in July, I beg you  :eek:
This 100%. No need to rush. Make sure the upmost quality can be produced. The actual date of GB can come later

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 23 June 2019, 13:54:33 »
Please reconsider and make this with QMK

Yes please! Doesn't matter if it's delayed and not running in July, I beg you  :eek:
This 100%. No need to rush. Make sure the upmost quality can be produced. The actual date of GB can come later
Thank you all guys.  Here is the thing. I already made a QMK prototype before I reach out LDN. If you want it Iíll make it optional.
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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 23 June 2019, 17:43:07 »
Please reconsider and make this with QMK

Yes please! Doesn't matter if it's delayed and not running in July, I beg you  :eek:
This 100%. No need to rush. Make sure the upmost quality can be produced. The actual date of GB can come later
Thank you all guys.  Here is the thing. I already made a QMK prototype before I reach out LDN. If you want it Iíll make it optional.

Thank you! I would be down for a QMK pcb.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 23 June 2019, 18:36:23 »
Please reconsider and make this with QMK

Yes please! Doesn't matter if it's delayed and not running in July, I beg you  :eek:
This 100%. No need to rush. Make sure the upmost quality can be produced. The actual date of GB can come later
Thank you all guys.  Here is the thing. I already made a QMK prototype before I reach out LDN. If you want it Iíll make it optional.

Thank you! I would be down for a QMK pcb.
Sorry I miss understood. The QMK PCB will be optional.
« Last Edit: Sun, 23 June 2019, 19:01:42 by Yellow bird »

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 23 June 2019, 18:43:16 »
Please reconsider and make this with QMK

Yes please! Doesn't matter if it's delayed and not running in July, I beg you  :eek:
This 100%. No need to rush. Make sure the upmost quality can be produced. The actual date of GB can come later
Thank you all guys.  Here is the thing. I already made a QMK prototype before I reach out LDN. If you want it Iíll make it optional.

Thank you! I would be down for a QMK pcb.
I have to concern about the copyright thing. It gonna cause problems in the future.
Sorry I miss understood. The QMK PCB will be optional.
« Last Edit: Sun, 23 June 2019, 19:02:24 by Yellow bird »

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\25
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 26 June 2019, 11:27:57 »
any date yet for GB?

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\25
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 26 June 2019, 17:38:02 »
Also I'm a little hesitant on the shift and left arrow key. It seems so close it looks like it scratches.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\25
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 27 June 2019, 03:25:25 »
any date yet for GB?
GB in China will start on 7/1, In GH I have to wait after testing  the QMK firmware PCB

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\25
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 27 June 2019, 03:31:01 »
Also I'm a little hesitant on the shift and left arrow key. It seems so close it looks like it scratches.
Donít worry about that, I fixed that problem already.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 09 July 2019, 18:02:12 »
Not a fan of the logo on the board, but I like this layout a lot. Very nice.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 09 July 2019, 19:06:33 »
I like everything about this keyboard. I'm in.
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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 09 July 2019, 19:24:53 »
Not a fan of the logo on the board, but I like this layout a lot. Very nice.

Yeah, I am thinking twice because of the logo on the top. I could care less on the bottom though. I hope there is an option without the logo, at least on the top  ;D

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 12 July 2019, 04:39:20 »
Not a fan of the logo on the board, but I like this layout a lot. Very nice.

Yeah, I am thinking twice because of the logo on the top. I could care less on the bottom though. I hope there is an option without the logo, at least on the top  ;D
ok done!

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 12 July 2019, 06:50:02 »
Not a fan of the logo on the board, but I like this layout a lot. Very nice.

Yeah, I am thinking twice because of the logo on the top. I could care less on the bottom though. I hope there is an option without the logo, at least on the top  ;D
ok done!

When will you take my money?  :D

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 12 July 2019, 08:42:51 »
Not a fan of the logo on the board, but I like this layout a lot. Very nice.

Yeah, I am thinking twice because of the logo on the top. I could care less on the bottom though. I hope there is an option without the logo, at least on the top  ;D

Not to be a butt but, couldn't care less, or else you could be caring less but you aren't, showing that you do care  ;D

Great board Yellow Bird! Love the inspiration.
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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 7/2
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 12 July 2019, 09:50:15 »
Not a fan of the logo on the board, but I like this layout a lot. Very nice.

Yeah, I am thinking twice because of the logo on the top. I could care less on the bottom though. I hope there is an option without the logo, at least on the top  ;D

Not to be a butt but, couldn't care less, or else you could be caring less but you aren't, showing that you do care  ;D

Great board Yellow Bird! Love the inspiration.

Ohhh.. Well technically I still care a bit as I am still interested, just not the logo :p