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Offline realxmlforce

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #600 on: Sun, 23 February 2020, 12:52:42 »
Definitely interested. I guess you can offer a 40% case for less than $100?

Uff, I might be able to offer a 40% for around the 100€ mark, maybe a tiny bit less, but I don't think I'll be able to do less that 100$. Quite a lot have filled out the IC form. This number would allow for such a price on the 40%, but I don't think it would be a good idea to rely on that number. I'll have to wait for updated quotes. Getting it produced for super cheap in Germany isn't really possible.

Really difficult to say how much I should trust the IC form numbers.
I see , no problem :) I guess I overestimated the materials portion of the total cost. Will get one anyway if you will offer it!

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #601 on: Sun, 23 February 2020, 13:25:47 »
How about a southpaw version? ;D

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #602 on: Sun, 23 February 2020, 13:57:23 »
How about a southpaw version? ;D

Nice idea, but...

I'll only offer sizes/versions for which a PCB from Maarten is available or is currently in development. Only exceptions are one 60% version for the YAS62 PCB of which I have a few left and two 60% versions for the Boardwalk PCB. A new run of Boardwalk PCBs will be offered separately via MKULTRA.

Gotta draw the line somewhere.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #603 on: Sun, 23 February 2020, 14:16:52 »
Will the SKB2-60 or SKB-2 65 support pcbs like Tada68 or DZ65?

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #604 on: Sun, 23 February 2020, 14:30:54 »
A 40% ortho would look like a mini macro board next to a TKL or a full size :D

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #605 on: Sun, 23 February 2020, 14:35:36 »
Will the SKB2-60 or SKB-2 65 support pcbs like Tada68 or DZ65?

Yes, totally. Though I don't see any reason why you would prefer either of those over the Eon67 or the Plain60-C. Except you already have em.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #606 on: Sun, 23 February 2020, 14:38:43 »
SKB2 will be my entry level into the boardwalk/MKUltra world, and I like it.
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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #607 on: Sun, 23 February 2020, 14:45:35 »
Maybe also a 40Ortho?

Maarten also has the Eon40 - a 40% ortholinear PCB. Thinking about offering a version for this as well. 40% is really small, the bezels would have to be smaller in comparison to the bigger sizes. Otherwise is would look unbalanced, imo. This is what a SKB2-40 with adapted bezel size would look like:

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Not sure if there is enough interest for a 40-ortho, what are your thoughts?
INTERESTED

I'll buy a few at least

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #608 on: Sun, 23 February 2020, 19:56:00 »
Love my SKB60 with xd75 PCB. I'd enjoy a Nyquist case.

Otherwise maybe I'll try a 60% and use the WX60v1 PCB

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #609 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 06:21:18 »
Maybe also a 40Ortho?

Maarten also has the Eon40 - a 40% ortholinear PCB. Thinking about offering a version for this as well. 40% is really small, the bezels would have to be smaller in comparison to the bigger sizes. Otherwise is would look unbalanced, imo. This is what a SKB2-40 with adapted bezel size would look like:

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Not sure if there is enough interest for a 40-ortho, what are your thoughts?

This past week I was playing with the thought of trying out 40% (orthro specifically).
Along comes Plastik... no longer playing with the thought, if this happens, I'll add it to the 65% I've already committed to.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #610 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 09:23:38 »
I'd be into an ortho 40. That would be pretty great to have in bent steel too. Especially in the yellow.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #611 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 16:45:04 »
I am definitely going to be getting one of these once it goes into GB. Such a nice board.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #612 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 16:49:55 »
Maybe also a 40Ortho?

Maarten also has the Eon40 - a 40% ortholinear PCB. Thinking about offering a version for this as well. 40% is really small, the bezels would have to be smaller in comparison to the bigger sizes. Otherwise is would look unbalanced, imo. This is what a SKB2-40 with adapted bezel size would look like:

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Not sure if there is enough interest for a 40-ortho, what are your thoughts?

If it's a good bit cheaper than a Planck I might be down. I also would like to see it sub $100. Maybe make a version that could use another PCB like a Cannon Keys ortho48, NIU Mini, or JJ40. That would keep the price down, but would ideally only be viable for those that already have one of those PCBs

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #613 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 16:11:49 »
I am definitely going to be getting one of these once it goes into GB. Such a nice board.

My only doubt here is whether to get one WK TKL and one WKL, or go WKL with both.  :D

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #614 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 22:50:34 »
I can't wait to get these, only concern being I for some reason miss the GB!! Already two builds I am certainly going to make (60% and 65%) but considering if I should just get other versions cause these are beautiful. Hope to see this becomes a sustainable business in the future because I love it.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #615 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 10:06:59 »
I am definitely going to be getting one of these once it goes into GB. Such a nice board.

My only doubt here is whether to get one WK TKL and one WKL, or go WKL with both.  :D

Get four just to be sure.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #616 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 14:02:37 »
I am definitely going to be getting one of these once it goes into GB. Such a nice board.

My only doubt here is whether to get one WK TKL and one WKL, or go WKL with both.  :D

Get four just to be sure.

Ssssshhhh... don't spoil the plan.

Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #617 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 14:24:31 »
So, how are them R3 protos going on?

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #618 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 16:03:25 »
I have the cases from the 3rd batch since quite a while already. What is still missing are the latest plates. The company that does the nickel and zink treatment is a bit slower. Though they are done since last week but atm I'm ill, got the flue, just the standard stuff, no corona. I'll drive over to pick up the plates when I'm fine again.

That black, RAL9005 60% wob build is from the 3rd batch. Used a plate from the 2nd batch. This 3rd batch now includes 60%, 65% and TKL sizes in balck/RAL9005, beige/RAL1013 and yellow/RAL1023. All look very good imo. More stainless steel as well. Also waiting for some keycap sets to arrive, need something that fits yellow. Soon I have all ingredients necessary to show more from the 3rd batch.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #619 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 16:22:43 »
I have the cases from the 3rd batch since quite a while already. What is still missing are the latest plates. The company that does the nickel and zink treatment is a bit slower. Though they are done since last week but atm I'm ill, got the flue, just the standard stuff, no corona. I'll drive over to pick up the plates when I'm fine again.

That black, RAL9005 60% wob build is from the 3rd batch. Used a plate from the 2nd batch. This 3rd batch now includes 60%, 65% and TKL sizes in balck/RAL9005, beige/RAL1013 and yellow/RAL1023. All look very good imo. More stainless steel as well. Also waiting for some keycap sets to arrive, need something that fits yellow. Soon I have all ingredients necessary to show more from the 3rd batch.

I just got Oblivion while waiting for this :) Would u be able to showcase Oblivion on a black case?

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #620 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 16:43:15 »
I have the cases from the 3rd batch since quite a while already. What is still missing are the latest plates. The company that does the nickel and zink treatment is a bit slower. Though they are done since last week but atm I'm ill, got the flue, just the standard stuff, no corona. I'll drive over to pick up the plates when I'm fine again.

That black, RAL9005 60% wob build is from the 3rd batch. Used a plate from the 2nd batch. This 3rd batch now includes 60%, 65% and TKL sizes in balck/RAL9005, beige/RAL1013 and yellow/RAL1023. All look very good imo. More stainless steel as well. Also waiting for some keycap sets to arrive, need something that fits yellow. Soon I have all ingredients necessary to show more from the 3rd batch.

Fantastic! Can't wait to see!


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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #621 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 23:17:51 »
Hoping to see 1800 or full size or 96... But think fairly unlikely :(

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #622 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 00:41:39 »
Though they are done since last week but atm I'm ill, got the flue, just the standard stuff, no corona.

Get well soon!

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #623 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 01:56:40 »
Hoping to see 1800 or full size or 96... But think fairly unlikely :(

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Same here, really exited for this design in something similar to 96 :D

Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #624 on: Thu, 27 February 2020, 02:52:24 »
I have the cases from the 3rd batch since quite a while already. What is still missing are the latest plates. The company that does the nickel and zink treatment is a bit slower. Though they are done since last week but atm I'm ill, got the flue, just the standard stuff, no corona. I'll drive over to pick up the plates when I'm fine again.

That black, RAL9005 60% wob build is from the 3rd batch. Used a plate from the 2nd batch. This 3rd batch now includes 60%, 65% and TKL sizes in balck/RAL9005, beige/RAL1013 and yellow/RAL1023. All look very good imo. More stainless steel as well. Also waiting for some keycap sets to arrive, need something that fits yellow. Soon I have all ingredients necessary to show more from the 3rd batch.

Get well soon!

And could you please place a piece of paper with RAL code on it on each case when making comparative photos? Will make it a bit easier for us to choose with references in sight and will prevent some confusion IMO.

 


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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #625 on: Fri, 28 February 2020, 05:40:09 »
I'm very interested in TKL model!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #626 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 00:16:39 »
Hope you feel better soon!

Will you offer Boardwalk PCBs/plates during the GB, and if so, will the plate support all layouts? I see your message that MKULTRA will run Boardwalk PCBs separately, should we just try to order from them whenever (like before this GB starts) or do you recommend we wait until this GB?
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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #627 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 01:47:01 »
Hope you feel better soon!

Will you offer Boardwalk PCBs/plates during the GB, and if so, will the plate support all layouts? I see your message that MKULTRA will run Boardwalk PCBs separately, should we just try to order from them whenever (like before this GB starts) or do you recommend we wait until this GB?
I’ve ordered Boardwalk PCBs from MKUktra but it seems shipment has stalled. No response from vendor also. So I would suggest ordering with hesitation.


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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #628 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 18:19:46 »
This black would look so good with mt3 /dev/tty. Can't wait to build it!

Uuuuh... now this is something I hadn't thought of. :thumb:

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #629 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 08:21:14 »
definitely count me in for a TKL. great looking stuff so far!

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #630 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 11:44:13 »
This black would look so good with mt3 /dev/tty. Can't wait to build it!

Uuuuh... now this is something I hadn't thought of. :thumb:

Can't claim it as my original idea  ;D. This was my inspiration:

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #631 on: Sun, 01 March 2020, 12:10:35 »
This black would look so good with mt3 /dev/tty. Can't wait to build it!

Uuuuh... now this is something I hadn't thought of. :thumb:

Can't claim it as my original idea  ;D. This was my inspiration:
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Hey, good ideas DO spread around.

PlastikSchnittstelle, don't even think of not offering a black TKL! ;D

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #632 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 04:45:21 »
Actually finally made an account just for this IC. Having seen the SKB1s in Utrecht made me want one, and having Boardwalk as an option means I can have my Ortho cake in an amazing looking 60% package as well.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #633 on: Mon, 02 March 2020, 21:23:20 »
Any chance of 65% wkl blocker? 6.25u spacebar, 1.25, 1.25 blocker, 1.25, 6.25, 1.25, 1.25, .5 blocker, arrow keys

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #634 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 14:50:20 »
Is there a discord or instagram link that im missing or is this strictly on GH right now. Thanks :)

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« Reply #635 on: Tue, 03 March 2020, 14:57:39 »
I think it's just on GH till it hits the GB phase. Also, curious as to how the Kat Atlantis blue would match with the Nickel plated SS. I'm eyeing a Boardwalk classic layout, maybe try and get a CF plate cut myself to experiment with.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #636 on: Wed, 04 March 2020, 04:18:29 »
Hi Plastikschnittstelle, will the Boardwalk plate in version one fit the SKB2? In fact will SKB-01 plates fit the new SKB-02 in general?

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #637 on: Wed, 04 March 2020, 06:09:15 »
I'm thinking more and more of a 75% ortho (imagine an XD75 with one extra row, or a KBD75 with ortho alphas). Would that be possible? If so, I'd be in for an extra plate and PCB even if at a later stage than the main GB.

Also, I'm really tempted of the idea of a matching numpad, although I figure not many people would want one.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #638 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 11:19:50 »
Would b great if u can do alice, i love the lay out.

Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #639 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 13:09:02 »
Would b great if u can do alice, i love the lay out.
There is Lisa coming up pretty soon.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #640 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 13:28:51 »
but atm I'm ill, got the flue, just the standard stuff, no corona. I'll drive over to pick up the plates when I'm fine again.


should we start to worry?  Gute Besserung - hope everything is fine again

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #641 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 19:43:40 »
Hi Plastikschnittstelle, will the Boardwalk plate in version one fit the SKB2? In fact will SKB-01 plates fit the new SKB-02 in general?

No, SKB1 had three screws on the top and bottom side and one left and right. SKB2 is more traditional with four screws on top and bottom each.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #642 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 19:44:54 »
but atm I'm ill, got the flue, just the standard stuff, no corona. I'll drive over to pick up the plates when I'm fine again.

should we start to worry?  Gute Besserung - hope everything is fine again

Thanks, all fine, no need to worry :)
Just had to care about a lot of other stuff the last two weeks. Moving forward with this again now.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #643 on: Mon, 09 March 2020, 23:44:21 »
There is Lisa coming up pretty soon.
Interesting how it eliminates the corner gaps as compared to SKB2. Perhaps @PlastikSchnittstelle can comment?
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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #644 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 02:28:54 »
There is Lisa coming up pretty soon.
Interesting how it eliminates the corner gaps as compared to SKB2. Perhaps @PlastikSchnittstelle can comment?

There are no protos pictured, only renders, so yeah, gaps are eliminated. The only way I see it can be done is making front and rear walls on the top sheet and side walls on the bottom sheet. 

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« Reply #645 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 08:01:20 »
What kind of waiting time are we looking at for the group buy @Plastikschnittstelle

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #646 on: Wed, 11 March 2020, 11:58:39 »
There is Lisa coming up pretty soon.
Interesting how it eliminates the corner gaps as compared to SKB2. Perhaps @PlastikSchnittstelle can comment?

There are no protos pictured, only renders, so yeah, gaps are eliminated. The only way I see it can be done is making front and rear walls on the top sheet and side walls on the bottom sheet.

In a rendering everything can be done. In reality, when two metal parts come together, you can only eliminate the gap between them by welding them together.
I've tried many different designs, something like this I have as well, just more sophisticated. For reasons I won't explain, I decided against this approach.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #647 on: Wed, 11 March 2020, 12:05:23 »
What kind of waiting time are we looking at for the group buy @Plastikschnittstelle

The last three weeks, work on this project was completely on hold because first I catched a flue, after that I had to do other stuff. I'm back into it now and planning to start the GB at the end of this month. Next up is still taking good photos. I'm waiting for some caps to arrive. They will fit the yellow case very well. Currently more renderings are in the works and I'm making preparations that should set the stage for a smooth GB operation.

Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #648 on: Wed, 11 March 2020, 12:36:11 »
The last three weeks, work on this project was completely on hold because first I catched a flue, after that I had to do other stuff. I'm back into it now and planning to start the GB at the end of this month. Next up is still taking good photos. I'm waiting for some caps to arrive. They will fit the yellow case very well. Currently more renderings are in the works and I'm making preparations that should set the stage for a smooth GB operation.
So what kind of layouts we're going to have during GB, if you can share info about it right now, of course.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #649 on: Wed, 11 March 2020, 13:21:30 »
Update, 75 and 95 will make it into the GB:

While I was set back, Maarten has finished the development of the 75% and 95% PCBs. That means they will not be done in a later round like I had announced before. All sizes will be available at once!

Two different case versions for 75%. Half right key column (V1) and full right key column (V2). Half right column offers better compatibility with OG cherry keysets and the free space right to the enter key is nice, I think.
Here are the two 75% versions (both set to a 12 degree angle):



This is what the 95% size will look like (set to an 8 degree angle):



The renderings show the cherry profile how it was originally designed, with R5 as bottom row and R0 as top/f-row.
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