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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #50 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 21:05:51 »
I think Im feeling it!
Its a big sucker!

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #51 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 21:42:04 »
Curved mx plate/pcb is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while.  I hope this succeeds.  Also, I wish we could get plastic instead of aluminum, but that would be a whole different project, i suppose. 

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« Reply #52 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 22:40:30 »
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Badge sample on my IBM SSK. :p

Damn that looks pretty cool, thought the logo was sus at first and I know sus, but that ain't bad :cool:


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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 23:17:28 »
Curved mx plate/pcb is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while.  I hope this succeeds.  Also, I wish we could get plastic instead of aluminum, but that would be a whole different project, i suppose.
Plastic will need a mold which is quite expensive.Need a much higher MOQ than CNCed Aluminum. If this one is a succeed project,i will consider to make a plastic one in the future :p :p :p

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« Reply #54 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 23:20:12 »
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Badge sample on my IBM SSK. :p

Damn that looks pretty cool, thought the logo was sus at first and I know sus, but that ain't bad :cool:
Yes, PVC logo could be colourful and it doesn't cost too much

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #55 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 02:53:29 »
Curved mx plate/pcb is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while.  I hope this succeeds.  Also, I wish we could get plastic instead of aluminum, but that would be a whole different project, i suppose.
Plastic will need a mold which is quite expensive.Need a much higher MOQ than CNCed Aluminum. If this one is a succeed project,i will consider to make a plastic one in the future :p :p :p

Any chance for Policarbonate case ?

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #56 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 03:06:49 »
Curved mx plate/pcb is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while.  I hope this succeeds.  Also, I wish we could get plastic instead of aluminum, but that would be a whole different project, i suppose.
Plastic will need a mold which is quite expensive.Need a much higher MOQ than CNCed Aluminum. If this one is a succeed project,i will consider to make a plastic one in the future :p :p :p

Any chance for Policarbonate case ?
Need to find out about it.But i am worried about the shape change for a Polycarbonate case.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #57 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 13:24:00 »
What stabilizers will be compatible ?

I'm wondering if the new C3  pcb mount screw in stabs will work

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 01:32:13 »
If you dont put navies on this, youre a monster. Also, im in... probably. Im broke.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 09:04:00 »
Any updates for this project? I'm still very hopeful to see this come to fruition.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 13:42:13 »
Loving all of these modern takes on vintage keyboards

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #61 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 22:54:21 »
What stabilizers will be compatible ?

I'm wondering if the new C3  pcb mount screw in stabs will work
Sorry, no. We use plate mount stabilizer for this and we will give a set of stabilizer in the kit,so you don't have to buy any stabilizers for this kit.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 22:55:42 »
Any updates for this project? I'm still very hopeful to see this come to fruition.
The prototyping is taking longer than we expected. They need custom tools and it will use a 4 aixs machine. It's very complicate to CNC them so it need more time.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 23:00:29 »
No rush.  Get it right. This project is very unique and Iím looking forward to progress.

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« Reply #64 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 07:56:24 »
No rush.  Get it right. This project is very unique and Iím looking forward to progress.

Same sentiment from me as well. Just getting antsy waiting on news. I'll just keep on hanging out though.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #65 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 09:40:57 »
I have missed this IC until now. I agree that it's pretty cool, and I'll keep my eye on it.

If someone could make a blue F1, F2, nav cluster, and arrow key add-on kit, that would be extra cool.
Maybe they're waiting for gasmasks and latex to get sexy again.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #66 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 12:57:59 »
Can you clarify why SA profile is recommended for this board? Is it because of the curved angle of the board, the need for tall keycaps with this shape, or both?

Would MT3 Profile work? Thought about running a KAT 9009 GB?

I don't like the way SA-profile keycaps fit on modern MX boards. Would they be more optimal for this SSK? How would my Filco R3 SA caps do?

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« Reply #67 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 15:21:48 »
Can you clarify why SA profile is recommended for this board? Is it because of the curved angle of the board, the need for tall keycaps with this shape, or both?

Would MT3 Profile work? Thought about running a KAT 9009 GB?

I don't like the way SA-profile keycaps fit on modern MX boards. Would they be more optimal for this SSK? How would my Filco R3 SA caps do?

He's recommending tall, uniform profile keycaps.  No need for sculpted rows since the plate is curved.  Any uniform profile should work well, in theory.  So yea, the R3 filco caps would be good.  KAM profile might work as well.  KAM wraith seems like a good option for this one.  MT3 is contoured/sculpted, so it might be exaggerated with the curved plate to the point of discomfort.  But no one knows for sure without testing. Hope to see an update in here one day from OP.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #68 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 20:27:18 »
Thanks, that clarifies things a lot.

I can see now why non-sculpted caps would be desired. Yeah, KAM Wraith makes sense for this one.

I bet blue or purple Filco SA would also look interesting. Although even the brown ones I have would look natural on gray.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #69 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 21:32:10 »
How do you think KAT would work out? Even those might end up being too sculpted for this.
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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #70 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 20:17:42 »
This is looking incredible. Assuming a metal badge will be standard or at least an option for this? Hope this goes well and you decide to take on another classic like the z-150 or something :)

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #71 on: Sun, 16 February 2020, 13:31:06 »
Just noticed this is listed as a coming soon GB on thekey.company:
https://thekey.company/products/relic-ssk

Has this been fully prototyped yet?   Do plate mounted stabilizers work on a curved plate?  Do hotswap sockets work on a curved PCB?  So many questions :)

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #72 on: Sun, 16 February 2020, 23:47:33 »
This is up there with the coolest projects I've seen on GH yet. Definitely interested in getting one myself. Will be watching~

(also noticed that it's listed as coming soon, any news for us?  :D)

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #73 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 21:01:50 »
Love the idea, looking forward to see the prototype man <3
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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #74 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 16:49:09 »
Definitely, getting this!

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #75 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 11:53:57 »
Interested, can't wait to see a prototype!
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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #76 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 23:19:39 »
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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #77 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 07:14:46 »
never experienced an old board, but willing to get into it with this!

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #78 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 20:05:20 »
Super excited for this GB! :D
Any news on the prototypes?

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #79 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 11:25:13 »
I'm just noticing the whole 'non-sculpted' recommendations for this one.

How do you reckon a GMK set would feel/work on this kit? I bought Darling hoping to slap it on this once if finally comes out, only to then realized that seems not to be the best route to take lol.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #80 on: Thu, 05 March 2020, 08:07:54 »
Spotted new renders on The Key Company's website. Showcasing Infinikey LedZep.



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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #81 on: Thu, 05 March 2020, 08:19:40 »
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Got my prototype PCB today ;D

How do you plan on keeping the PCB flexed during building/installation?

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« Reply #82 on: Thu, 05 March 2020, 09:59:02 »
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Got my prototype PCB today ;D

How do you plan on keeping the PCB flexed during building/installation?

You can flex it using tape and a hair dryer.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #83 on: Thu, 05 March 2020, 19:13:36 »
Any ALPS support?

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #84 on: Fri, 06 March 2020, 00:11:17 »
wow this looks nice. does this have an extra PCB and plate for the f row, because they look like they are on an angle.
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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #85 on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 17:42:10 »
I found this keyboard on https://thekey.company/collections/upcoming-releases/products/relic-ssk and I am in love with the retro feel in a tenkeyless format.

Would these keycaps work with it?

https://drop.com/buy/gmk-triumph-adler-keycap-set#overview

What kind of cable will it use? usb-c, usb-micro, ps2?

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #86 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 02:49:09 »
How do you plan on keeping the PCB flexed during building/installation?
The PCB will be screwed into the top case.
When I get the prototype, I will show you how to build.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #87 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 02:54:14 »
Any ALPS support?
If enough people want an ALPS version, I will make one.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #88 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 18:03:00 »
I found this keyboard on https://thekey.company/collections/upcoming-releases/products/relic-ssk and I am in love with the retro feel in a tenkeyless format.

Would these keycaps work with it?

https://drop.com/buy/gmk-triumph-adler-keycap-set#overview

What kind of cable will it use? usb-c, usb-micro, ps2?

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If you look up in the thread a bit you'll see most of your questions have been answered  :D

Drclick said it will be USB-C, and the GMK keycaps should work but it's recommended to use SA or SA-like Keycaps (such as XDA, DSA).

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #89 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 21:16:38 »
I'd like one in in plastic and ISO like the original for around 200Äor less. 😉👍

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #90 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 09:40:37 »
Still waiting for this to happen. So excited :)
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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #91 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 09:51:17 »
Would you ever run this design but in a 75% form factor if this one is successful? I think it would look really interesting with the same height but a slightly shortened width.


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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #92 on: Wed, 11 March 2020, 09:25:52 »
Do you have any estimated date or month for this board ?? I'm very interested in this board. I wonder when it publish and some of notify.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #93 on: Fri, 13 March 2020, 02:16:30 »
Any ALPS support?
If enough people want an ALPS version, I will make one.

Please make an Alps version!
 

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #94 on: Fri, 13 March 2020, 19:12:27 »
Is there a discord channel for this project?

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #95 on: Sat, 14 March 2020, 13:08:06 »
very interested in this, i will keenly be watching for more info on the GB

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #96 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 19:05:21 »
Any chance to get a non-hotswap version, and a case color that matches the original off white/beige?

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #97 on: Wed, 15 April 2020, 17:08:29 »
I'm in!! Any way to get notified?

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #98 on: Wed, 15 April 2020, 18:02:43 »
Interested in an alps version
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« Reply #99 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 18:12:52 »
Any updates man? I'm in and hoping it gets to groupbuy soon, thekeyco keeps teasing with renders on Instagram.

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