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Offline rionlion100

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[IC] Pancake - 8/15/19 Proto Pics
« on: Wed, 26 June 2019, 21:55:45 »
There is an alarming shortage of Bluetooth Keyboards in the market today. I wanted to fix that.

So I made myself a Pancake...And was inspired.

We wanted Bluetooth! --- Check

We wanted Low Pro! --- Check

WE WANTED STYLE! -- CHECK

The case has a little pancake recipe on it, along with the pancake silkscreen, to give others the opportunity to be inspired to make something unique and interesting too!

Link To Pancake Interest Check Form!



PCB Renders:







Base Plate Renders:







Supported Layouts:





The Group Buy is set to be held over on MKUltra.click



Features
  • Kailh “Choc” Low-Pro switches ONLY
  • *Better, More Uniform, 17x18mm Keyspacing (Choc Standard)
  • Supports Either Pro micro or **Adafruit Feather
  • PCB (FR-4 Material) Case
  • Will have QMK Support



Details
  • Kits will be offered in Black, White, and Yellow PCB/Case Color Options
  • Cost is currently unknown but should around the low to medium range
  • I hope to have the GB up before August

*Note: Examples of Choc Switches With Different Key Spacing:

**Note: You must use an Adafruit feather for Bluetooth support

19.05x19.05mm Key Spacing (MX Standard) (Gaps in Keys):


17x18mm Key Spacing (Choc Standard):


I want this to be the best it can be, so please, leave any and all suggestions and comments you have!

Link To Pancake Interest Check Form!

Update 6/27: We now have an Acrylic case designed!


Update 7/18: proto had an issue with the feather ordering rev1.2 soon, QMK firmware has been written for both micro and feather

Update 8/15: Successful Proto, GB very soon keep your eyes peeled!
https://imgur.com/a/3IPKdHQ


« Last Edit: Thu, 15 August 2019, 13:51:58 by rionlion100 »

Offline equalunique

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Re: [IC] Pancake - An Enjoyable Choc, Bluetooth, Ortholinear Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 26 June 2019, 22:32:34 »
I like each of these features very, very much. Interested for sure.

EDIT: Can a DXF file please be provided for case plate?

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« Last Edit: Thu, 27 June 2019, 11:09:19 by equalunique »

Offline Croktopus

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Re: [IC] Pancake - An Enjoyable Choc, Bluetooth, Ortholinear Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 27 June 2019, 00:13:08 »
this looks really cool. seems like a nice super portable board

Offline nasp

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Re: [IC] Pancake - An Enjoyable Choc, Bluetooth, Ortholinear Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 27 June 2019, 01:36:30 »
Consider interest piqued.

Offline deacon

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Re: [IC] Pancake - An Enjoyable Choc, Bluetooth, Ortholinear Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 27 June 2019, 15:15:57 »
It looks like you have two switches so I assume that means reset and a power switch? Nice!

4 stand offs might flex too much without a middle layer, I find the 5 screw FR4 cases to be a little flexy and some people find them unacceptable. A middle layer might also allow for something more than double stick tape or friction fit to secure a battery.

Looking forward to seeing this project, especially the QMK part, come to life.

Offline rionlion100

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Re: [IC] Pancake - An Enjoyable Choc, Bluetooth, Ortholinear Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 27 June 2019, 21:08:14 »
It looks like you have two switches so I assume that means reset and a power switch? Nice!

4 stand offs might flex too much without a middle layer, I find the 5 screw FR4 cases to be a little flexy and some people find them unacceptable. A middle layer might also allow for something more than double stick tape or friction fit to secure a battery.

Looking forward to seeing this project, especially the QMK part, come to life.

Yup that's a power and reset switch!

I'll be sure to test the flex on the proto, thanks for the warning

Thanks for the input!