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Offline 0hok

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
« Reply #150 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 18:08:34 »
Wow I am so excited.

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
« Reply #151 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 18:22:10 »
I know you said that it will support two 2u spacebars. But it looks like the final plate renders only support one. Can you confirm whether it is two or one?

Also, is polycarb still being considered? @_@

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
« Reply #152 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 18:37:09 »
I know you said that it will support two 2u spacebars. But it looks like the final plate renders only support one. Can you confirm whether it is two or one?

Also, is polycarb still being considered? @_@

Yes GB Ortho PCB and Plate will support x2 2u. Just wanted this for Proto on personal taste.

And polycarbonate has been redacted for this first round while I evaluate the design to take more advantage of PCs features.

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
« Reply #153 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 18:41:10 »
No Polycarbonate Mainly because I want to do some more work on the best process for inset brass (or likewise) threading.  I know PC is strong but I personally would want Metal to metal threading.


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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
« Reply #154 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 18:55:56 »
That look so good!!! Hoping that the GB will start Q1 2020?  ;D

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
« Reply #155 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 19:43:56 »
That look so good!!! Hoping that the GB will start Q1 2020?  ;D

If the Prototype is up to the fit and quality Im looking for, GB will start Late next month (Nov)  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
« Reply #156 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 20:08:17 »
No Polycarbonate Mainly because I want to do some more work on the best process for inset brass (or likewise) threading.  I know PC is strong but I personally would want Metal to metal threading.

Makes sense. Don't wanna rush it. Keep up the good work!

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
« Reply #157 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 01:49:52 »
Proto looks good! :thumb:
Is there renders with caps on somewhere? or maybe we can see the proto built with caps later ;)

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
« Reply #158 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 03:38:40 »
Holy moly, it looks good enough to eat.

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
« Reply #159 on: Fri, 18 October 2019, 08:43:23 »
Proto looks good! :thumb:
Is there renders with caps on somewhere? or maybe we can see the proto built with caps later ;)

Here are a few with GMK Finer Things by Abec13  :cool:






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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
« Reply #160 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 12:47:02 »
Proto looks good! :thumb:
Is there renders with caps on somewhere? or maybe we can see the proto built with caps later ;)

Here are a few with GMK Finer Things by Abec13  :cool:

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That knob :eek:, thanks for the pics! Looking forward to see the proto built and gb details ;)

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (Factory Prototype Pics!)
« Reply #161 on: Sat, 19 October 2019, 23:14:42 »



Here are a few with GMK Finer Things by Abec13  :cool:

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Daaaaaammmmmnnnn. My wife calls my hobby "keyboard porn" and these pics make it live up to that moniker. Sexxxxxy.

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
« Reply #162 on: Fri, 25 October 2019, 15:19:57 »
- (Oct 25th, 2019) Prototypes ARE HERE!

Everything looks so good and its such a weird feeling have something go from months and month of work on a screen, to this INCREDIBLE physical object right in front of me.







































Exact GB Date still TBD but sometime Mid Nov we will get this party started.

*NOTE: The Buy will be a mix of FCFS, Raffle, and a Custom Color Raffle :thumb:


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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
« Reply #163 on: Fri, 25 October 2019, 15:24:03 »
- Also, Sound Test!


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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
« Reply #164 on: Fri, 25 October 2019, 15:38:01 »
God damn, November is going to be a very expensive month for me...

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
« Reply #165 on: Fri, 25 October 2019, 15:41:23 »
@The_Royal, if you'd like, I can do some extensive, long term testing on that board for you  :D
I cannot wait for this board!!
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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
« Reply #166 on: Fri, 25 October 2019, 16:42:29 »
@The_Royal, if you'd like, I can do some extensive, long term testing on that board for you  :D
I cannot wait for this board!!

Your Offer Intrigues me...Lol

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
« Reply #167 on: Fri, 25 October 2019, 17:38:23 »
@The_Royal, if you'd like, I can do some extensive, long term testing on that board for you  :D
I cannot wait for this board!!

Your Offer Intrigues me...Lol

Nailed that USB cutout. Perfection :100:

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
« Reply #168 on: Fri, 25 October 2019, 17:50:46 »
You should be really proud - to go from an idea in your head to something in your hands and this gorgeous. That's impressive.

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
« Reply #169 on: Fri, 25 October 2019, 18:54:56 »
If you get that staggered PCB up and running ill be waiting in earnest, a beautiful board but ortho wasn't for my sausage fingers, excited for this!

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
« Reply #170 on: Fri, 25 October 2019, 20:39:01 »
If you get that staggered PCB up and running ill be waiting in earnest, a beautiful board but ortho wasn't for my sausage fingers, excited for this!

The Staggered PCB is in production as we speak!  Should hopefully be here late next week or the following :D

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
« Reply #171 on: Sat, 26 October 2019, 07:46:51 »
I'm so excited for this! When will you announce the color options? Hope I can grab one!

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
« Reply #172 on: Sat, 26 October 2019, 07:56:30 »
Color Options will be as follows:

PANTONE 7605 (Rose Gold)

PANTONE 432C (Asphalt Blue)

Silver

And E-Yellow (25 MOQ




All colors will be same Price.

Still waiting on Color Chip Samples From the Factory. Should be getting those sometime this week. After that I will announce all the official details with dates, pricing, etc.  :thumb:


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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
« Reply #173 on: Sat, 26 October 2019, 08:48:18 »
aah yes! asphalt blue will look really good with KAM Wraith I think! although your silver unit looks great as well, hmm... :D

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (PROTOTYPE IS HERE!)
« Reply #174 on: Sat, 26 October 2019, 11:40:35 »
If there was one thing I could change about the Ave, it would be the option to have it sit at an angle. I believe Cherry profile keycaps were designed to be used at a slight incline. Ortho keyboards look best with these, but ortho keyboards largely aren't optimized for them.

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #175 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 07:57:49 »
Color Update:

- Silver (Clear/Silver Anodizing)

 - PANTONE 7605 C [Rose Gold] (Anodizing)

 - PANTONE 432 C [Asphalt Navy] (Anodizing)

 - E-Yellow [Honey-Tone Yellow] (Electrophoresis Coating) MOQ 25


Factory Color Samples:









Small Group Buy Updates:


75 Units Available

2 Sections of Gb.
     - Day 1 = FCFS of Large Majority of Units (Or until 25 MOQ of E-Yellow is met)
     - Day 2 = 24hr Raffle Sale For  of remaining units

All Colors Are of Equal Pricing

Staggered Option Will Be Available (Proprietary PCB & Plate) (Not an Add-On)

PCB Color is Green a/Gold Surface Finish

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #176 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 08:01:28 »
In Response to The Highly Suggested Request, heres a few Staggered Renders!




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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #177 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 08:04:05 »
Aw yis, bring me that e-yellow
I long for the day when I find a beamspring. (At a not insane price)

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #178 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 08:05:37 »
Aw yis, bring me that e-yellow

IM STOKED TO HAVE IT BE AN OPTION!!!!


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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #179 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 08:08:03 »
Aw yis, bring me that e-yellow

IM STOKED TO HAVE IT BE AN OPTION!!!!
IKR!? I HAD TO SKIP THE POLARIS SO I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET AN E-YELLOW BOARD YET!?
I long for the day when I find a beamspring. (At a not insane price)

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #180 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 08:11:54 »
Aw yis, bring me that e-yellow

IM STOKED TO HAVE IT BE AN OPTION!!!!
IKR!? I HAD TO SKIP THE POLARIS SO I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET AN E-YELLOW BOARD YET!?

YOU WILL HAVE YOUR YELLOW SOON MY FRIEND

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #181 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 08:16:14 »
Aw yis, bring me that e-yellow

IM STOKED TO HAVE IT BE AN OPTION!!!!
IKR!? I HAD TO SKIP THE POLARIS SO I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET AN E-YELLOW BOARD YET!?

YOU WILL HAVE YOUR YELLOW SOON MY FRIEND
YES!!!
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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #182 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 14:28:44 »
Max diameter for the knob? Time to go knob shoppin. @~@

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #183 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 14:45:20 »
Max diameter for the knob? Time to go knob shoppin. @~@

Kits will come with a brass Knob. But as for aftermarket, Id Say 17.5mm Diameter is about the widest I would be comfortable with going.

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #184 on: Mon, 28 October 2019, 20:18:20 »
Oh! Sorry I didn't realize a knob was actually included. Is it the same ones in the recent renders? They look great. :o

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #185 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 13:25:07 »
This is sexy!
I want in!

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #186 on: Tue, 05 November 2019, 10:20:18 »
Do we have any ideas on GB date? 

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #187 on: Thu, 07 November 2019, 07:08:30 »
Chance for E-white in the next set of colors?


Im loving the aesthetics here. Id probably go for staggered because Im too lazy to teach my fingers to move for ortholinear.


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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #188 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 11:49:19 »
Chance for E-white in the next set of colors?


Im loving the aesthetics here. Id probably go for staggered because Im too lazy to teach my fingers to move for ortholinear.


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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #189 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 13:26:12 »
wtb E-Beige for the true battlestation aesthetics tbh

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #190 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 00:28:22 »
wtb E-Beige for the true battlestation aesthetics tbh
Dangit, Dale. Now I want to see this too.
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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #191 on: Sun, 10 November 2019, 06:20:15 »
Goddamnit... I wasn't interested in this until I saw the staggered layout, now it's pretty hard to say no.

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #192 on: Sun, 10 November 2019, 06:52:03 »
wtb E-Beige for the true battlestation aesthetics tbh

Proto type is being cerakoted sandstorm beige as we speak!

Thought about offering it but you would be surprised to find out how many people don't like that aged look.

Maybe Next Run with E-White.
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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #193 on: Sun, 10 November 2019, 06:55:22 »
wtb E-Beige for the true battlestation aesthetics tbh

Proto type is being cerakoted sandstorm beige as we speak!

Thought about offering it but you would be surprised to find out how many people don't like that aged look.

Maybe Next Run with E-White.
praise be the beige.
I long for the day when I find a beamspring. (At a not insane price)

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #194 on: Sun, 10 November 2019, 07:16:07 »
In Response to The Highly Suggested Request, heres a few Staggered Renders!

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #195 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 10:58:16 »
I really want to try this out, but if there is any possibility of a beige option in a run 2, I'm just gonna have to wait and hold out hope.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #196 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 11:22:30 »
wtb E-Beige for the true battlestation aesthetics tbh

Proto type is being cerakoted sandstorm beige as we speak!

Thought about offering it but you would be surprised to find out how many people don't like that aged look.

Maybe Next Run with E-White.

Might be surprised how many people who like the battlestation aesthetic also like beige :D it would be my pick too if it were offered

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #197 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 15:39:56 »
Round 2 is mainly set to be beige and polycarbonate focused.

Round 1 GB Details coming Next Week!

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - A 50% Ortholinear Battlestation (COLOR SAMPLES!)
« Reply #198 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 15:57:11 »
Round 2 is mainly set to be beige and polycarbonate focused.

Round 1 GB Details coming Next Week!
Music to my ears. I know it's a little early, but would you consider staggering the PC and and beige GB times to give people a chance to pick up one of both if they're interested?

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Re: [IC] The Ave. - An Ortholinear Battlestation (2 Weeks Till GB)
« Reply #199 on: Thu, 14 November 2019, 16:21:52 »
Round 2 is mainly set to be beige and polycarbonate focused.

Round 1 GB Details coming Next Week!
But I want E white


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