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Offline onefivenine

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[IC] Kendo
« on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 22:01:23 »






Specifications:
  • Colors: E-Black, E-White, Rose Gold (ano), Plum (ano)
  • Top/Bottom: Aluminum 6063
  • Plate: 4mm POM (Acetal), Brass (PVD Finish), Carbon fiber (w/ foam core)
  • Layout: Split HHKB (Fixed)
  • Mounting Style: Top Mount
  • Typing Angle:
  • Front Height: ~18mm
  • Connector: USB-C (Either Left or Right
  • Inter-connector: USB-C to USB-C
  • PCB: Custom PCB by ender + 4 daugther boards
  • Pricing: ~$425-475 (depending on plate option - POM or Brass)
  • MOQ: None
  • GB Date: TBD



Prototype pictures:













To-do list:
  • Potential tenting option - polycarb slabs
  • Carbon fiber plate w/ foam core
  • Choose between gray or plum We're going plum



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« Last Edit: Fri, 30 August 2019, 00:07:30 by onefivenine »

Offline onefivenine

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 22:01:35 »
Updates:

Carbon fiber plate with foam core



« Last Edit: Thu, 29 August 2019, 17:05:03 by onefivenine »

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 22:02:30 »
First
DISCORD: dixiemech#8008

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 22:02:46 »
Yes plsss

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 22:03:56 »
Must have, maybe plum?

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 22:04:45 »
oh ****... that rose gold...
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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 22:05:57 »
In for one.

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 22:06:07 »
I'm feeling Randy

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 22:06:40 »
I'm in.

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« Reply #9 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 22:11:33 »
fffuuuccckk yes

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« Reply #10 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 22:17:14 »
Yes please

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 22:19:22 »
Nicest rose gold. Very clean.

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 22:22:56 »
I'm in for sure. The rose gold is glorious!  :cool:

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 22:30:03 »
Looks really nice. I will be following this one.

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 22:46:10 »
We need more split boards! Also, looking forward to the tenting options.

Looking forward to seeing this come to GB soon. Cheers!

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 22:58:57 »
Looks amazing!  :eek:

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 23:04:23 »
Will we be able to order two different colors in one kit?

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« Reply #17 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 23:11:09 »
**** that looks so nice

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« Reply #18 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 23:24:46 »
Take my money!💸💸💸

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 23:26:02 »
Boo.

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 23:34:42 »
lol that price

Offline onefivenine

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 23:43:01 »
Will we be able to order two different colors in one kit?

No, that would be a logistics nightmare

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 23:56:56 »
Will we be able to order two different colors in one kit?

No, that would be a logistics nightmare

But it would look so damn good. E-Black / Rose Gold, let's go :p
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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 23:58:18 »
Very nice, maybe you'll run something similar again in ANSI layout someday! I like it a lot but HHKB is not for me :P

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 00:05:31 »
Are 4mm plates only available? ne 1.5?
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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 00:09:24 »
awesome! I'm in!

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 00:15:08 »
Will we be able to order two different colors in one kit?

No, that would be a logistics nightmare

But it would look so damn good. E-Black / Rose Gold, let's go :p
You could always order 2 and then mix and match after the fact
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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 00:35:47 »
What's this evil sorcery on the bottom row?  How is the space bar split?  It looks like 2.75 and 2.75, but how the heck does that add up to 7?  I is confuzed

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 00:40:14 »

I had a similar idea for a board ages ago but never acted on it, so needless to say I'm very interested! A few questions though...


1) Will 4mm plates be the only option? If so, are you open to sharing the plate files so that people can get their own cut after the fact?
2) 4mm POM sounds intriguing, would you be able to make a sound test for it?
3) Can you provide a layout diagram for the key sizes? I can't quite tell the bottom row key sizes from the pictures provided.
4) Whats with the hole on the top middle of each half? I personally find it a bit unsightly on an otherwise clean-looking board.


Sorry for bombarding you with questions.  Looking forward to true HHKB layout kustom  8)
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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 00:45:40 »
What's this evil sorcery on the bottom row?  How is the space bar split?  It looks like 2.75 and 2.75, but how the heck does that add up to 7?  I is confuzed
2.25 & 2.75


I had a similar idea for a board ages ago but never acted on it, so needless to say I'm very interested! A few questions though...


1) Will 4mm plates be the only option? If so, are you open to sharing the plate files so that people can get their own cut after the fact?
2) 4mm POM sounds intriguing, would you be able to make a sound test for it?
3) Can you provide a layout diagram for the key sizes? I can't quite tell the bottom row key sizes from the pictures provided.
4) Whats with the hole on the top middle of each half? I personally find it a bit unsightly on an otherwise clean-looking board.


Sorry for bombarding you with questions.  Looking forward to true HHKB layout kustom  8)
1. 4mm plates only and I will always release plate files post preorder dates.
2. Soon tm
3. Iíll provide a pic + kle tomorrow.
4. The two inner ports connect the board together. The ports on the outer sides allow you to plug a usb c cable from either end.

Goodnight folks will answer more questions tomorrow

Edit:
4. The holes are indicator ledís for connectivity
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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 00:48:01 »
What's this evil sorcery on the bottom row?  How is the space bar split?  It looks like 2.75 and 2.75, but how the heck does that add up to 7?  I is confuzed
Also curious. Keyset compatibility is a very important aspect. Please show us KLE layout.

Looks really interesting. Are the proto pictures intentionally unclear though? That's annoying. Please add more photos that are less "artsy" but actually show some details...

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 00:51:21 »
What's this evil sorcery on the bottom row?  How is the space bar split?  It looks like 2.75 and 2.75, but how the heck does that add up to 7?  I is confuzed
Also curious. Keyset compatibility is a very important aspect. Please show us KLE layout.

Looks really interesting. Are the proto pictures intentionally unclear though? That's annoying. Please add more photos that are less "artsy" but actually show some details...

What a rude way to ask for something youíre interested in. See comment above.

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 01:04:18 »
Great!
I love split boards and this is a good new option.


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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 01:05:28 »
Pom plate looks good. Very nice :thumb:
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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 01:06:45 »
What's this evil sorcery on the bottom row?  How is the space bar split?  It looks like 2.75 and 2.75, but how the heck does that add up to 7?  I is confuzed
Also curious. Keyset compatibility is a very important aspect. Please show us KLE layout.

Looks really interesting. Are the proto pictures intentionally unclear though? That's annoying. Please add more photos that are less "artsy" but actually show some details...

What a rude way to ask for something youíre interested in. See comment above.
Sorry man, I fail to see where I was rude... That was definitely not my intention.

You have a really nice product, but the detaild in the IC are lacking. The pictures are pretty, but show little :) Looking forward to more details.

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 02:06:25 »
If you're being genuine (I believe you are) I'd recommend running your comment past a friend or a loved one and ask them to help you see how that was rude. It could be good, you might need some feedback on social interaction. Have a blessed night

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« Reply #36 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 02:18:01 »
Will definitely get one depending on timing

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« Reply #37 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 02:34:52 »
If you're being genuine (I believe you are) I'd recommend running your comment past a friend or a loved one and ask them to help you see how that was rude. It could be good, you might need some feedback on social interaction. Have a blessed night
It's the "*intentionally* unclear pictures", isn't it ;) Yeah, that was uncalled for, sorry guys. Didn't mean to be offensive.

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« Reply #38 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 02:55:05 »
Will we be able to order two different colors in one kit?

No, that would be a logistics nightmare

But it would look so damn good. E-Black / Rose Gold, let's go :p

That's the combo I would get if mixed was an option. I guess if two people wanted the same combo, they could order one color each and swap later...

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« Reply #39 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 03:17:41 »
Based on the pics, looks like fixed HHKB layout for those wondering!
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« Reply #40 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 03:18:31 »
Have you considered the possibility of making it wireless? I think it would look really clean with no cables! - just like in the renders.

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« Reply #41 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 04:20:59 »
Based on the pics, looks like fixed HHKB layout for those wondering!
Well, OG HHKB layout has 7u spacebar, right? That just doesn't split (3.5u space...?) The largest small spacekey is 3u (which I dislike due to lower compatibility); 2x 3u = 6u, but there aren't any extra keys. So is each side of the bottom row shifted 0.5u to the center? I guess we'll find out tomorrow ;)

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« Reply #42 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 04:21:51 »
Based on the pics, looks like fixed HHKB layout for those wondering!
Well, OG HHKB layout has 7u spacebar, right? That just doesn't split (3.5u space...?) The largest small spacekey is 3u (which I dislike due to lower compatibility); 2x 3u = 6u, but there aren't any extra keys. So is each side of the bottom row shifted 0.5u to the center? I guess we'll find out tomorrow ;)
Iím so dense haha! Makes total sense, excited to see what the layout is.
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« Reply #43 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 06:06:27 »
OOOOOOOOF

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« Reply #44 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 06:46:09 »
Love it!
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« Reply #45 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 08:51:57 »
Based on the pics, looks like fixed HHKB layout for those wondering!
Well, OG HHKB layout has 7u spacebar, right? That just doesn't split (3.5u space...?) The largest small spacekey is 3u (which I dislike due to lower compatibility); 2x 3u = 6u, but there aren't any extra keys. So is each side of the bottom row shifted 0.5u to the center? I guess we'll find out tomorrow ;)

An HHKB has a 6u spacebar, its just MX HHKB boards that typically use 7u spacebar because it's more common (i.e. OG Cherry boards).  At any rate this is actually a 5u spacebar in total as OP mentioned that they're 2.25u and 2.75u in an earlier comment. 
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« Reply #46 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 08:56:55 »
End-game ergo just came in fast

Bit strapped for cash atm, but hopefully I have enough to save for this. Fingers crossed :thumb:

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« Reply #47 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 09:13:43 »


An HHKB has a 6u spacebar, its just MX HHKB boards that typically use 7u spacebar because it's more common (i.e. OG Cherry boards).  At any rate this is actually a 5u spacebar in total as OP mentioned that they're 2.25u and 2.75u in an earlier comment.

Thanks for the clarification, I'm not that familiar with HHKB. The 2.25u/2.75u split spacebar is the ideal solution as the spacekeys are widely available or can even be replaced by shift keys. Must have missed that comment.

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 09:17:44 »
This is basically the same design that Greenwald sold to people to pay for the Lumina issues he had right?

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 11:44:13 »
No thanks. You're a little too creepy/vindictive seeming.

I agree that the user in question is definitely too involved and that the intent is fairly clearly vindictive but I think the information being provided is also fairly relevant. I think it should be stated, for clarity's sake and transparency if nothing else, that the design in question that is being pitched has been ran prior in a small quantity and is by Tesletron/Greenwald.

Personally I am one of the people that believe Tesletron needs help to get out of the slum that he (willingly and consciously or not) got himself into with his buy(s) and the OP may be helping to try and remedy that while also clearly profiting from it, neither of them should necessarily be shamed for this particular instance. That said, it's still a massively touchy subject, and rightfully so, for a lot of others.

In my opinion it needs to be stated who the designer is, how many units were made as "one offs" prior, what Tesletron's involvement is (if any) past the design stage and any other relevant information. Then again, considering that didn't happen with other ICs/GBs that were obviously successful regardless, I might be in the minority that cares and thus am not holding my breath.