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Offline wcmbk

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
« Reply #100 on: Sat, 17 August 2019, 21:56:42 »
I know itís likely a big ask - but if there was an option for a Ďpremiumí option with a screen that would be incredible.

Was there insufficient interest in the IC for an OLED addition?

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
« Reply #101 on: Sat, 17 August 2019, 22:16:18 »
Man this is gonna be the hottest drop of 20XX!

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
« Reply #102 on: Sat, 17 August 2019, 22:20:40 »
I know itís likely a big ask - but if there was an option for a Ďpremiumí option with a screen that would be incredible.

Was there insufficient interest in the IC for an OLED addition?
+1 even if it's like a secondary module or like a new pcb I need to swap out after the initial GB

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« Reply #103 on: Sun, 18 August 2019, 11:36:54 »
I know itís likely a big ask - but if there was an option for a Ďpremiumí option with a screen that would be incredible.

Was there insufficient interest in the IC for an OLED addition?
+1 even if it's like a secondary module or like a new pcb I need to swap out after the initial GB

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Re: [IC] The Ave. (Avenue) - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation
« Reply #104 on: Sun, 18 August 2019, 19:28:56 »
Not an ortho user, I'd jump on this if its staggered.

But cool design!

I don't know if it was an update but it says there will be a staggered plate option

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
« Reply #105 on: Sun, 18 August 2019, 21:25:33 »


This is part of a new design Iím testing out:

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The goal being: Make the cheapest Case Possible, while also retaining the feel of the original design.

The bottom and rear are designed to be cut from 3mm Acrylic Sheets. I also have those in, just waiting for the FR4 Testing Plates and then Iíll have a full Build ready for evaluation!

Since I have access to a laser cutter, I'm quite keen on this 3mm acrylic panel idea of yours. Sharing design files would allow others such as myself to laser-engrave text/imagrey/designs/patterns. One important thing for me is the possibility to cut holes on the bottom panel for screw-in case feet, since I like my orthos to have an angle. :)

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
« Reply #106 on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 21:41:41 »
I remember in the original mech market thread you mentioned a staggered layout/pcb would be an option. Is that still happening or is it exclusively ortho now?

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
« Reply #107 on: Mon, 19 August 2019, 21:48:52 »
Can't wait for this hope that I can get in on this awesome GB when it opens!

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
« Reply #108 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 21:15:16 »
Any updates?

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
« Reply #109 on: Wed, 04 September 2019, 22:44:45 »
Any updates?

Just waiting on the new, "better" prototypes right now. 

Slow and steady!  Hoping to get us to GB by the end of the year.  I want to do this board justice!

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
« Reply #110 on: Thu, 05 September 2019, 19:36:43 »
Is the design final? Maybe we can fit an OLED screen?  ;D

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
« Reply #111 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 18:43:54 »
Is this a 40% planck like on the bottom or a 50% Preonic type? Iím in 100% for a 50%. Iím out for a 40%.

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
« Reply #112 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 19:20:02 »
Is this a 40% planck like on the bottom or a 50% Preonic type? Iím in 100% for a 50%. Iím out for a 40%.

As a whole, The Ave. is a 50% Keyboard.

The main typing area is a 12-Column/4-Row Layout just like the 40% Planck. To the left is a 4-Key ďMacroĒ column, and the top is where a Rotary Encoder, Esc Key, And 3 Extra right hand keys sit.

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
« Reply #113 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 19:25:06 »
I never knew I needed a keyboard this small! This thing looks rad!

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
« Reply #114 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 19:28:44 »
I never knew I needed a keyboard this small! This thing looks rad!

Thank you! :)

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« Reply #115 on: Sun, 08 September 2019, 03:32:13 »
I wish it was a 5 x 12 and not a 4 x 12. Bummer. Out for this.

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
« Reply #116 on: Sun, 08 September 2019, 04:23:37 »
I'm sad about removing the fullbrass version  :(

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (Prototypes Are Here!)
« Reply #117 on: Sun, 08 September 2019, 17:53:14 »
I'm sad about removing the fullbrass version  :(

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Aww, I didn't even notice. :(
I long for the day when I find a beamspring. (At a not insane price)

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« Reply #118 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 07:12:14 »
I'm in for one PC with a brass plate

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GB Details Coming Soon!

Manufacture has been found, full and final Prototypes have been ordered. Should be here later this month.  :thumb:

- Teasy Renders













Final Colors to be color-matched and available at GB:(All Anodized)

- Pantone 7605C


- Pantone 432C


and,

- Silver/Clear

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Iíll be updating the IC page to reflect all the details  tomorrow after some sleep.

Everything is coming along nicely!


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The_GB:

First off, Price is still being worked on, mainly in shipping and packaging.  I'm really wanting to do my dream board right and get some really nice packaging.  Unboxing experiences may not appeal or be of a priority to some.  But they are to me.

- As of right now though, the Price is estimated to be ~$320-$350USD + USPS Shipping

- GB is set to be live Late November 2019.

- This First Round will be a LIMITED production run of 50 Kits.

Case Options:

- Top and Bottom Ave. Case (Same Color for each part)
     - Silver
     - Rose Gold
or
     - Midnight Aqua Grey


Plate Options:


- 1.5mm Sandblasted Brass (Staggered Option will also be available)






or
- 1.6mm FR4 (PCB Material) Plate (CHEAPO Option)





Kit Set to Include:

- Full Top and Bottom Ave. Case
- Top and Bottom Ave. Switch Plate
- Top and Bottom Ave. PCBs
- All Connectors for Assembly
- x1 Rotary Encoder
- x2 Through-Hole RGB LEDs
- x4 Rubber Bumpons

-***Staggered-PCB & Plate Options will also be available but at an additional Cost (TBD)


- GB will run Until all 50 units are sold*





The Most Recent Progress:

- Waiting on Full and Final Prototypes to arrive later this month from the manu. 
- Factory anodizing color chip samples are also set to arrive along with prototype.
- Needing to reach out to a local printing shop to look into getting custom box/foam cut.
- Newest prototype PCBs are in the mail now and will test fit and finish with prototypes later this month.

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Damn looks amazing. I know I'm lame for preferring staggered layouts but this is the first board that makes me even kind of want ortho  :p.

I appreciate you keeping it different with your designs, even if they're not for me personally I always enjoy seeing what you come up with :)
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Very sad to see that yellow color go and no option to add an OLED screen.
Will the GB be a raffle or FCFS?

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Very sad to see that yellow color go and no option to add an OLED screen.
Will the GB be a raffle or FCFS?

Iím thinking of doing maybe 5-10 custom powder coat ones. At an additional cost of course. I need to get a quote this week from a local body shop Iíve done business with before.

And Iím still thinking on the sale type I want to do. FCFS is easier speed and invoice management wise, but as someone with slower than average Internet speed, a Raffle is something I always personally preferred.  Raffle also seems the ďfairestĒ.

 Iíll should probably make the form and take opinions from everyone. I will, however, announce a decision on it a good bit of time before the GB.




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If you ever do a 50-60% staggered version of this bad boy then I'm in!

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Very sad to see that yellow color go and no option to add an OLED screen.
Will the GB be a raffle or FCFS?

Iím thinking of doing maybe 5-10 custom powder coat ones. At an additional cost of course. I need to get a quote this week from a local body shop Iíve done business with before.

And Iím still thinking on the sale type I want to do. FCFS is easier speed and invoice management wise, but as someone with slower than average Internet speed, a Raffle is something I always personally preferred.  Raffle also seems the ďfairestĒ.

 Iíll should probably make the form and take opinions from everyone. I will, however, announce a decision on it a good bit of time before the GB.

Thank you for considering different options to make everyone happy. I do also feel that a raffle will be the best method, but I can understand it may be a hassle to you. Anyway, I vouch for the form :)

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I love your design and concept.  I just wish it was in a more practical format like TKL or even 100+%.  I find a lot of these boards are really pretty and great fun to build but ultimately you end up using something else to work on.

That said, I love that you are doing something different from the standard 60% that is now just saturated with keebs.
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I love your design and concept.  I just wish it was in a more practical format like TKL or even 100+%.  I find a lot of these boards are really pretty and great fun to build but ultimately you end up using something else to work on.

That said, I love that you are doing something different from the standard 60% that is now just saturated with keebs.

I think itís judt a matter of getting used to whatever layout you want to get to get used to.

I have written all of the code, done all of the CAD, and PCB design of The Ave., as well as all my other boards and projects, solely with 3 various 40% keyboards. (Prime_e, Zlant, Letís Split).

They are extremely practical to me and Iíve never wished they were any more than they were to be begin with.

Just practice, and adjustment. :)

Excited to see all the progress. Very interested.

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did you ever share a kle layout to what the staggered option would look like?

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Sorry if I missed this somewhere, but will the PCB be hot swappable? Love what Iím seeing and loving the updates!!

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did you ever share a kle layout to what the staggered option would look like?

Hereís the layout we are currently looking at:




Still not 100% set on it but it seems to be okay with most people.

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Sorry if I missed this somewhere, but will the PCB be hot swappable? Love what Iím seeing and loving the updates!!

Sorry, no Hot-Swap. I can confirm that Mill-Max sockets work though. Thatís our compromise :)

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Also been working on something a little different on the side.

A cheaper Bent Steel variant of The Ave.



Iím hoping to get around to testing the design/fabrication here in the near future.

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Also been working on something a little different on the side.

A cheaper Bent Steel variant of The Ave.

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Iím hoping to get around to testing the design/fabrication here in the near future.

What a quirky take -- I love it. Looks rough around the edges in all the right places.

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Also been working on something a little different on the side.

A cheaper Bent Steel variant of The Ave.

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Iím hoping to get around to testing the design/fabrication here in the near future.

What a quirky take -- I love it. Looks rough around the edges in all the right places.

Lol thank you :D

It was my first dive into Sheet Metal Design. So I have no idea how bad or good the design is.

It was/is a fun thing to get into though.  Interested to work on it in the near future. Especially with seeing and trying out the SKB boards.

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Also been working on something a little different on the side.

A cheaper Bent Steel variant of The Ave.

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Iím hoping to get around to testing the design/fabrication here in the near future.



This is so very hot!
now u really got me in your net ;) I own 2 SKB's and i absolute love them and the industrial look

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Also been working on something a little different on the side.

A cheaper Bent Steel variant of The Ave.

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Iím hoping to get around to testing the design/fabrication here in the near future.
Ah **** I might have to cop this

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soap and now this! Take all my Muuunz! Dx

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Also been working on something a little different on the side.

A cheaper Bent Steel variant of The Ave.

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Iím hoping to get around to testing the design/fabrication here in the near future.
It's the Blue Steel edition (context: https://www.dictionary.com/e/fictional-characters/blue-steel/ )

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Prototype Ave. FR4 Switch Plates came in today!



Still deciding on a color for these for the GB.  I like the blue but I think White or Yellow are better options for us.

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Can't wait for this!

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I starting to fall for this.  It is so unique it needs to be played with.
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Wasn't a big fan when I saw the IC for the first time, but this design has grown on me. Just wish there was purple now  :)), maybe in the future runs.
Will you be supplying the plate files and whatnot?
The industrial look with exposed screws seem to fit the bent steel version as well. Really liking this board now!

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I would really love this design style in a larger format like TKL.  The top row could be used to add so much more.  Maybe also an LCD and USB ports.
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THIS IS AMAZZINNG , take my money please!!!!!! One question, will there be feet options? If so what angle will it prop it up to?

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did you ever share a kle layout to what the staggered option would look like?

Hereís the layout we are currently looking at:

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Still not 100% set on it but it seems to be okay with most people.

if you could make the split spacebars 2.75, 1.75, 1.75 it would be possible to get them in convex. i dont think GMK makes a 1.5u convex spacebar. just mentioning this because i know ortho is typically monoprofile

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