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Offline onefivenine

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #150 on: Fri, 22 November 2019, 04:41:54 »
Will the PCB support QMK? Plus, possible Bluetooth support one way or another, then I'll be very happy to quit this hobby (I hope!).
Iím wondering about this as well. I donít think Iíd be able to learn HHKB layout; definitely need to switch some things to sorta mimic a traditional layout.

Iím new to the hobby, so Iíve admittedly been watching videos trying to figure out exactly how HHKB actually works, and I just donít think Iíd be able to get my brain to adapt to it.

That being said, this board is so ****ing sexy. I need it.


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Yup the PCB will be running QMK.

Sorry about the lack of updates, been busy with other projects lately but I am hoping to get this board very soon!

Offline Robosculpts

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #151 on: Sat, 23 November 2019, 21:30:47 »
Wow! This is an exceptionally classy looking keyboard. Definitely keeping my eye on this one. Really curious to hear what that foam core carbon fiber sounds like.
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Offline Jubileus

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #152 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 06:48:20 »
I'm in!

Offline gelmera

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« Reply #153 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 15:19:35 »
Count Me In

Offline walston

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #154 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 16:35:46 »
Is this going to group buy? Iím so eager for this Iím eyeballing YMDKs split


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Offline grav3serker

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #155 on: Fri, 20 December 2019, 04:11:57 »
Count me in on this for sure!

Offline heyjaykay

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #156 on: Fri, 20 December 2019, 22:16:26 »
Can the two sections be pushed together to form a composite unit?

Online pixelpusher

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #157 on: Sat, 21 December 2019, 10:13:10 »
Can the two sections be pushed together to form a composite unit?

Yes, but you don't wanna do that:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=102141.msg2803279#msg2803279

Offline onefivenine

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #158 on: Sat, 21 December 2019, 15:25:05 »
I appreciate the continued interest in this project! We are still actively working out issues with the PCB. We want a fully functioning unit before even considering moving this into GB phase. We are shooting for Q1 2020 hopefully 🙏

Offline PocketAces

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #159 on: Sun, 22 December 2019, 14:50:00 »
Wondering if we could get some more renders/photos of what rose gold would look like.

Some rose golds Iíve seen are more pink, and some appear closer to copper/orang-ish.


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Offline olivia

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« Reply #160 on: Sun, 22 December 2019, 16:00:23 »
Wondering if we could get some more renders/photos of what rose gold would look like.

Some rose golds Iíve seen are more pink, and some appear closer to copper/orang-ish.


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The first post has pictures of the Rose Gold prototype.

Offline PocketAces

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« Reply #161 on: Sun, 22 December 2019, 16:45:25 »
Wondering if we could get some more renders/photos of what rose gold would look like.

Some rose golds Iíve seen are more pink, and some appear closer to copper/orang-ish.


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The first post has pictures of the Rose Gold prototype.
Who better to answer than the queen of rose gold herself?

So if those pictures are accurate, it looks like the rose gold leans slightly more toward the ďgoldĒ than the ďrose,Ē especially when directly compared to the Olivia set thatís on there. Itís also possible that color calibration on my phone isnít the best.

Still looks really good.


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Offline PocketAces

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« Reply #162 on: Sun, 22 December 2019, 16:50:19 »
Actually, I might be wrong. This photo shows that the shade of Rose gold ano is almost exactly that of the Olivia spacebar. Maybe itís just the lighting situation that has me thinking itís not as pink as I thought.


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Offline OBL17

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #163 on: Mon, 23 December 2019, 21:08:31 »
Woah. I'm not a huge split fan but I really want this.

Offline Cruxx_.

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #164 on: Tue, 24 December 2019, 02:31:29 »
That CF/foam core plate fascinates me. Waiting patiently.

Offline delet_d

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #165 on: Fri, 27 December 2019, 23:39:18 »
hi, do you have the pantones for the anodized colors?

Offline jimboytacos

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #166 on: Mon, 30 December 2019, 14:59:50 »
Can this split case (or any, for that matter) be made wireless?

I absolutely love the renders of these cases, but fail to realize that a connecting wire between the two halves is necessary.

Im not a huge fan of wires....

Offline nguyenhimself

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #167 on: Tue, 31 December 2019, 11:17:46 »
Can this split case (or any, for that matter) be made wireless?

I absolutely love the renders of these cases, but fail to realize that a connecting wire between the two halves is necessary.

Im not a huge fan of wires....
I dont' think...
You understand...
The complexity...
Of such a feature...
Useful as it might be...

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #168 on: Tue, 31 December 2019, 11:46:25 »
I plan to get a Kendo at some point b/c it's gorgeous and I like HHKB and I love split boards.  I would like to see a working prototype with cables and all to get a better idea of the finished product in use.  NE demo vids available?

Offline PocketAces

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #169 on: Tue, 31 December 2019, 11:50:30 »
Can this split case (or any, for that matter) be made wireless?

I absolutely love the renders of these cases, but fail to realize that a connecting wire between the two halves is necessary.

Im not a huge fan of wires....
I dont' think...
You understand...
The complexity...
Of such a feature...
Useful as it might be...
I think itís definitely possible to make a cable between the two halves look good. Especially if you maybe already have a custom coiled/aviator cable and you match that color.

I wonder if this kit would include super short custom cables in different colors. It might make the buying process easier on everyone since they donít have to source the cable on their own.


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Offline nathanchere

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #170 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 05:27:47 »
Can this split case (or any, for that matter) be made wireless?

I absolutely love the renders of these cases, but fail to realize that a connecting wire between the two halves is necessary.

Im not a huge fan of wires....

As much as I would love this kind of thing to be wireless, I would rather a rock-solid wired build than an even occasionally unreliable wireless build.

Offline delet_d

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #171 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 11:23:44 »
Will dampening foam be available? A sound test would also be helpful

Will extra pcbs and daughterboards be available for separate purchase?

Offline cryworm

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« Reply #172 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 14:59:56 »
This is 100% going to be my next build. Very excited about the GB.

Offline donutfactory

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #173 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 17:52:30 »
Never considered a split keeb before seeing this IC. So sad I missed Bingsu because that plum is gorgeous!

Offline Zeelobby

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #174 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 20:24:03 »
There any videos of typing sound? Would be curious to see how this sounds considering less internal space to resonate.

Offline Pachriksu

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #175 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 10:53:43 »
Not too much a fan of HHKB layout, but this looks really nice.

Offline trowt

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #176 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 00:30:11 »
wow yes

Offline i luv chuletas

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« Reply #177 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 07:10:31 »
Oh baby this is speaking to me in volumes, I'm glad I found it before putting my money down for something else.

Is there a timeline as far as GB goes??

In for E-White and CF plate for sure!

Offline delet_d

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #178 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 11:10:13 »
ne update?

Offline cryworm

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #179 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 17:57:25 »
159 said on his discord: "V v v soon [...] Just waiting for workers to return" on the Kendo channel. I AM HYPED. This month is killing me though. Prime_Elise, EO_87, and this ????? r i p

Offline Robosculpts

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #180 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 19:20:57 »
I hope theres a prototype before the gb starts

Offline konstantin

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #181 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 19:50:07 »
The potential that this project has is nothing short of awesome. In for one; will have to think hard about what color to choose.

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #182 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 06:51:06 »
I think it would be great if there'd be a wider variety of layouts to chose from (like wkl or standard f.e.)

Offline Felt

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #183 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 10:54:43 »
Would definitely be interested in this but i cant use an hhkb board... need that ctrl key

Offline KingOfMemes

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #184 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 11:17:45 »
Would definitely be interested in this but i cant use an hhkb board... need that ctrl key
The ctrl key is located at the position of the useless caps lock key

Offline Felt

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #185 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 15:25:46 »
Would definitely be interested in this but i cant use an hhkb board... need that ctrl key
The ctrl key is located at the position of the useless caps lock key

I often map the Caps Lock key to an action when gaming and use it quite a lot

Offline stoffelduss

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #186 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 15:27:30 »
Would definitely be interested in this but i cant use an hhkb board... need that ctrl key
The ctrl key is located at the position of the useless caps lock key
I often map the Caps Lock key to an action when gaming and use it quite a lot
Why not map the Control key to that action instead then?

Offline Felt

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« Reply #187 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 19:26:19 »
Would definitely be interested in this but i cant use an hhkb board... need that ctrl key
The ctrl key is located at the position of the useless caps lock key
I often map the Caps Lock key to an action when gaming and use it quite a lot
Why not map the Control key to that action instead then?

I use both the caps lock key and left ctrl key when gaming, apologies but this is not very difficult to understand. Im following this post because i think the kendo is a super sweet design and if it ever comes in a non hhkb layout, i would buy in immediately.

Offline walston

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« Reply #188 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 19:29:33 »
Would definitely be interested in this but i cant use an hhkb board... need that ctrl key
The ctrl key is located at the position of the useless caps lock key
I often map the Caps Lock key to an action when gaming and use it quite a lot
Why not map the Control key to that action instead then?

I use both the caps lock key and left ctrl key when gaming, apologies but this is not very difficult to understand. Im following this post because i think the kendo is a super sweet design and if it ever comes in a non hhkb layout, i would buy in immediately.

You could check out the YMDK SP64. Not quite as polished but itís got the full suite of keys you seem to be after


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Offline mrkantz

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #189 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 19:42:09 »
Another option would to just include a gaming layer in qmk, but you do you

Offline onefivenine

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #190 on: Fri, 21 February 2020, 01:44:35 »
I hope theres a prototype before the gb starts

Prototype pictures are in the OP

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #191 on: Fri, 21 February 2020, 06:54:12 »
I hope theres a prototype before the gb starts

Prototype pictures are in the OP

Will there be a sound test? I am curious to know what the carbon fiber with foam sounds like.

Offline onefivenine

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« Reply #192 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 20:41:48 »
I hope theres a prototype before the gb starts

Prototype pictures are in the OP

Will there be a sound test? I am curious to know what the carbon fiber with foam sounds like.

We're waiting on final PCBs to showcase a fully working board :)

Offline Abhorrent Cell

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« Reply #193 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 10:08:15 »
In for this. Hoping to trade half an E-White for half an E-Black.

↓↓↓ Yes plz
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Offline nathanchere

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« Reply #194 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 10:28:42 »
In for this. Hoping to trade half an E-White for half an E-Black.

I'm hoping you can order single halves.

Offline PocketAces

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« Reply #195 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 11:19:30 »
In for this. Hoping to trade half an E-White for half an E-Black.

I'm hoping you can order single halves.
I think it may have been said earlier in this IC that it would likely be too difficult to order halves of separate colors, but I may be wrong.


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Offline d00deitsnik

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #196 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 13:53:23 »
I forget if this was previously asked, but will this be a semi-unlimited group buy?

Offline Abhorrent Cell

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #197 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 14:11:14 »
I forget if this was previously asked, but will this be a semi-unlimited group buy?

Yeah was asked. Don't know if what was previously said is still true though. Hope so.

Will this be a limited GB? Also, do you have any rough estimates on when it will run, like in a month or in half a year?
I will not be limiting this board, although I may put a hard cap (I doubt it will be reached).

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Re: [IC] Kendo
« Reply #198 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 14:16:21 »
I forget if this was previously asked, but will this be a semi-unlimited group buy?

Yeah was asked. Don't know if what was previously said is still true though. Hope so.

Will this be a limited GB? Also, do you have any rough estimates on when it will run, like in a month or in half a year?
I will not be limiting this board, although I may put a hard cap (I doubt it will be reached).

Thanks. I keep forgetting this will be run through projectkeyboard, which usually has a fairly high cap if I'm not mistaken. (:

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« Reply #199 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 17:16:53 »
All colors are final?

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