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[IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - UPDATED 2020-3-18
« on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 17:37:07 »
You might have seen an IC thread for this cute little board in the past.  It originally was posted by @goldworms and he ended up running a groupbuy in South Korea only. 
You can find the original thread here
We have been working with @goldworms for a couple of months on various keyboard projects and we decided to work together to bring his creations to multiple markets!

We worked with Salvun to reproduce the UD_40 prototypes and are pleased to announce him as our CNC factory. 

Keyboard Features
PCB
  • Niu Mini 40% PCB supplied by KBDfans
  • Custom PCB with a clean USB-C port
  • QMK firmware
  • Underglow
  • 4x12 or MIT layout or staggered
  • USB Mini
  • USB-C

Plate
  • Sandblasted silver aluminum. 
  • Staggered or Ortho.
  • Top mount

Case
  • Available in two different top options. Anodized Aluminum or Poly Carbonate.
  • Poly Carbonate bottom.  Might consider an aluminum option as well.
  • Colors: Black, Dark Red, Dark Blue.

Prototype pictures




Pictures taken by Qlavier <3
More pictures of the first prototype's by Salvun here

New Renders



More here

Right now we are collecting feedback to decide which colors will be available for purchase during the group buy. 
Please take a moment to fill in our survey here


Vendors
- Europe: mykeyboard.eu
- USA: TBA
- Asia: TBA

Group buy launch date
Tentative, aiming for mid April.

Pricing
+- 195 USD / 210 EUR VAT Incl

Some videos from UD_40 units from the Korean run




Come join the UD_40 disccusion on our discord: http://discord.mykeyboard.eu

UPDATES:
- 2020/03/18: Major update to the case.  Custom PCB with USB-C, Staggered as an extra layout option, Top mount.  Colors and price announced.  Added renders (By Abec) to showcase the chosen colors. 

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Offline ttom

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - [collecting color feedback]
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 17:41:00 »
finally it's happening  ;D in 100%
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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - [collecting color feedback]
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 17:41:55 »
Too bad it isn't USB-C, but everything else is great.

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - [collecting color feedback]
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 17:47:42 »
Too bad it isn't USB-C, but everything else is great.

Goldworms his earlier designs were with existing PCB's in mind so he could handle everything himself. 

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - [collecting color feedback]
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 18:09:51 »
Thank you so much for helping me introduce the UD series keyboard to the world market. :)

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - [collecting color feedback]
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 18:15:52 »
Too bad it isn't USB-C, but everything else is great.

Goldworms his earlier designs were with existing PCB's in mind so he could handle everything himself.
OK, that was then. Why not update the design? Are there no suitable USB-C PCBs?

I'd love to get one of these, but I suspect it will be fairly expensive and the USB Mini kind of ruins it for me...

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - [collecting color feedback]
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 18:17:19 »
how is this board mounted? tray?

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - [collecting color feedback]
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 18:44:01 »
I am interested, USB-C would be what I need to seriously consider this instead of other boards.

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - [collecting color feedback]
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 20:35:14 »
Is the case compatible with Planck EZ?

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - [collecting color feedback]
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 21:11:03 »
Would love to see the aluminum bottom housing and a mid November to early December gb.

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - [collecting color feedback]
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 21:16:37 »
I am interested, USB-C would be what I need to seriously consider this instead of other boards.

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I would also prefer USB C


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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - [collecting color feedback]
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 21:22:07 »
Will it fit any other 40% PCB/Plates?

I'd love to get this case but I'm not an Ortho person

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - [collecting color feedback]
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 22:07:02 »
Will it fit any other 40% PCB/Plates?

I'd love to get this case but I'm not an Ortho person

Probably - like the Neuron for example, but you'd need to make a new plate for it.






As for the USB-C, I'm happy to make one for it and open source it, or even talk some friends into making one if you don't trust me.

Actually, the Panc40 PCB would probably work in this. It's USB-C and hotswap, if not, I have a prototype PCB coming that I made for the Panc40 with a different bottom row layout. I could easily change the layout to match the bottom row.

Offline nguyenhimself

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - [collecting color feedback]
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 01:31:24 »
Can you show what the bottom looks like?
I'm not saying you should clone the Canoe, but the most understated feature of the Canoe is just how NICE it feels to hold the Canoe in your hands, which owes a lot to its curved bottom.


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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - [collecting color feedback]
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 04:00:09 »
Can you show what the bottom looks like?
I'm not saying you should clone the Canoe, but the most understated feature of the Canoe is just how NICE it feels to hold the Canoe in your hands, which owes a lot to its curved bottom.

I own a Canoe myself ;-)
bottom:

Yeah its nothing like Percent's Canoe

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - [collecting color feedback]
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 04:00:39 »
Will it fit any other 40% PCB/Plates?

I'd love to get this case but I'm not an Ortho person

Afraid not. 

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - [collecting color feedback]
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 04:01:09 »
Is the case compatible with Planck EZ?

Not compatible.

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - [collecting color feedback]
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 04:01:56 »
how is this board mounted? tray?

It is tray mount.  I will add that to the description.

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - [collecting color feedback]
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 22 October 2019, 15:42:20 »
Sub UD_40 ()
      If price.value < 250 Then
          Debug.Print "YES"
      Else
          Debug.Print "NO"
      End If
End Sub

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - UPDATED 2020-3-18
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 02:25:25 »
After listening to the community feedback we reworked the case, plate and pcb! Updates in the main post :D

Offline KuroTheCrazy

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - UPDATED 2020-3-18
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 07:38:55 »
Pricing
+- 195 USD / 210 EUR VAT Incl

bruh

Definitely getting in on this.

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - UPDATED 2020-3-18
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 08:23:40 »
Looks good! What’s the angle of the case? Will there be a brass plate option? If not can we get the plate file to make our own?

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« Reply #22 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 08:29:24 »
This thing is really growing on me. Whats the angle like? It looks like a very light angle

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - UPDATED 2020-3-18
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 08:33:23 »
The red looks insanely good. :eek:

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« Reply #24 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 22:41:26 »
Interested... ;)
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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - UPDATED 2020-3-18
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 01:30:46 »
Red, staggered looks hot. :eek: I am interested.

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« Reply #26 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 11:22:14 »
Absolutely gorgeous! Count me in! :)

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - UPDATED 2020-3-18
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 13:13:36 »
Definitely interested, too bad I can't afford anything now :(

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - UPDATED 2020-3-18
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 14:47:38 »
Awesome! I've seen this on Salvun's website and Instagram, but couldn't figure out if the GB ever ran or not.

A couple already mentioned things that I agree with: Definitely would want USB-C, and I'd personally prefer an aluminum bottom case rather than polycarbonate. I'm not really one for rgb underglow.

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« Reply #29 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 16:43:26 »
Really loving this! Hope to hear more updates soon about vendors for the US especially

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« Reply #30 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 17:10:53 »
Really loving this! Hope to hear more updates soon about vendors for the US especially

We got that lined and will reveal once we have the GB date set with them :-)

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Re: [IC] UD_40, a 40% custom by Goldworms - UPDATED 2020-3-18
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 17:12:11 »
Awesome! I've seen this on Salvun's website and Instagram, but couldn't figure out if the GB ever ran or not.

A couple already mentioned things that I agree with: Definitely would want USB-C, and I'd personally prefer an aluminum bottom case rather than polycarbonate. I'm not really one for rgb underglow.

The design has been reworked to incorporate most feedback.  USB-C is one of those ;-)

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« Reply #32 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 17:14:18 »
Really loving this! Hope to hear more updates soon about vendors for the US especially

We got that lined and will reveal once we have the GB date set with them :-)
Thank you for the reply!

Kinda new to the 40%s, but what are the differences between 40% kit and base kits for gmk sets?

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« Reply #33 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 19:25:18 »
Would really love to see this for a preonic size sometime!

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« Reply #34 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 10:10:55 »
I really like it.

Can you post all the supported layout for the staggered version? I'm wondering if it's possible to have the amj40 bottom row (1.25-1-1.25 Mods)?

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« Reply #35 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 10:31:36 »
Definitely in when the GB starts.