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Offline PlastikSchnittstelle

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #800 on: Sat, 21 March 2020, 16:46:32 »
I will set up a discord once the gb goes live, about two weeks from now.
mentioned in the todo section  ;)

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #801 on: Sat, 21 March 2020, 17:02:09 »
I will set up a discord once the gb goes live, about two weeks from now.
mentioned in the todo section  ;)

Oh... Ok!

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #802 on: Sat, 21 March 2020, 18:44:00 »
Do you know if mill max sockets like 0305 would fit the case?

Edit: Wondering if I should get an extra PCB to have one hotswap and one not :)
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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #803 on: Sun, 22 March 2020, 13:50:50 »
Will YAS PCBs be available during the GB again?

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #804 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 07:51:41 »
Will YAS PCBs be available during the GB again?

Yes, about eight of those PCBs.
YAS option will only be available because I have those left from SKB1.
So YAS will only be a very small amount.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #805 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 07:59:05 »
Do you know if mill max sockets like 0305 would fit the case?

Edit: Wondering if I should get an extra PCB to have one hotswap and one not :)

Yes, they fit. I have built one of the 60% prototypes with the "DZ60RGB V2 Hot Swap PCB" inside, there is enough clearance.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #806 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 08:15:33 »
Whats the price range ? Options

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #807 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 08:56:12 »
The price is TBD, like mentioned in the start post.
However, I did gave an estimate a few posts ago, here.

What do you mean by "Options"?

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #808 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 09:40:32 »
Do you know if mill max sockets like 0305 would fit the case?

Edit: Wondering if I should get an extra PCB to have one hotswap and one not :)

Yes, they fit. I have built one of the 60% prototypes with the "DZ60RGB V2 Hot Swap PCB" inside, there is enough clearance.

Oh, I see... if it can have kailh sockets it for sure can have mill max :)

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #809 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 09:45:10 »
Do you know if mill max sockets like 0305 would fit the case?

Edit: Wondering if I should get an extra PCB to have one hotswap and one not :)

Yes, they fit. I have built one of the 60% prototypes with the "DZ60RGB V2 Hot Swap PCB" inside, there is enough clearance.

Oh, I see... if it can have kailh sockets it for sure can have mill max :)

Exactly, that's what I was thinking ;)

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #810 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 09:52:23 »
Quick question, what does early bird price include?

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #811 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 09:56:38 »
Quick answer: An SKB2 case of your choice.
Roughly of 20% advantage over normal price. So if your choice will be one of the bigger cases you might still have a small amount left to pay. Had mentioned it, but I don't know where :)

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #812 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 09:58:01 »
Quick answer: An SKB2 case of your choice.
Roughly of 20% advantage over normal price. So if your choice will be one of the bigger cases you might still have a small amount left to pay. Had mentioned it, but I don't know where :)
Yea, I’ll be completely honest, I just paid the invoice without knowing what I was getting. I’m just happy to be here.


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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #813 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 09:59:31 »
Quick answer: An SKB2 case of your choice.
Roughly of 20% advantage over normal price. So if your choice will be one of the bigger cases you might still have a small amount left to pay. Had mentioned it, but I don't know where :)
Yea, I’ll be completely honest, I just paid the invoice without knowing what I was getting. I’m just happy to be here.


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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #814 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 10:25:29 »
Quick answer: An SKB2 case of your choice.
Roughly of 20% advantage over normal price. So if your choice will be one of the bigger cases you might still have a small amount left to pay. Had mentioned it, but I don't know where :)

Case, but I'm assuming plate, and no PCB? or also comes with PCB

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #815 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 10:28:47 »
Case and plate. PCB will have to be added.

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« Reply #816 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 10:31:47 »
Case and plate. PCB will have to be added.

Ok I see

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #817 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 14:49:28 »
I noticed you have a render for the lunar keys in your banner, any chance you have a better picture of it? i just bought that key cap set and i think this board is the perfect board for them. Thank you.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #818 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 15:10:51 »
Yes, that's supposed to be lunar. I can make another rendering tomorrow.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #819 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 15:21:35 »
Is it possible to have a rendering of GMK Nautilus with the yellow 75% case? I've been eye-ing this combo for a while now ever since seeing the RAMA M65 E-Yellow + GMK Nautilus combo. Looks like GMK Nautilus V2 GB should drop this april too so I guess that far off dream combo will come true  ;D

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #820 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 16:19:45 »
I don't necessarily need a render (although it would be very appreciated), but what are your thoughts on grey vs. the Inox Nickel with SA Godspeed? I was hoping for naked Inox but the Nickel is still really interesting!

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #821 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 21:29:53 »
If we are requesting renders, I'd love to know how GMK Taro will look on the 95%  ;D

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #822 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 02:23:44 »
Would be nice if you made a final pool on colors in order to help you make the final decision

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #823 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 10:17:35 »
Nickel coated stainless will be one of the options?
Was actually deciding between nickel coated stainless and bead blasted stainless... Happy to get either... :) hope it is under 200 eurs with shipping and tax

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #824 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 13:01:43 »
Nickel coated stainless will be one of the options?
Was actually deciding between nickel coated stainless and bead blasted stainless... Happy to get either... :) hope it is under 200 eurs with shipping and tax

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You should definitely be good at under 200€, Plastik is in Germany so if you're in EU (which you probably are since you used euros) shipping will be reasonable and there'll be no additional VAT.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #825 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 13:11:04 »
Nickel coated stainless will be one of the options?
Was actually deciding between nickel coated stainless and bead blasted stainless... Happy to get either... :) hope it is under 200 eurs with shipping and tax

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You should definitely be good at under 200€, Plastik is in Germany so if you're in EU (which you probably are since you used euros) shipping will be reasonable and there'll be no additional VAT.

I think only the biggest version will land over 200€ - but that will be including PCB and shipping.
Bigger PCBs will of course be more expensive than smaller ones.
The 95% without PCB and shipping will be roughly 150€.
The 40% will be a little under 100€, the rest will fall inbetween.
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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #826 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 13:20:04 »
I think only the biggest version will land over 200€ - but that will be including PCB and shipping.
Bigger PCBs will of course be more expensive than smaller ones.
The 95% without PCB and shipping will be roughly 150€.
The 40% will be a little under 100€, the rest will fall inbetween.

Yea I was generalising a bit, I know your prices aren't set yet even, main take away was that there'll be no extra tax at play since it's an EU based GB and shipping tends to be reasonable.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #827 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 15:35:59 »
Really liking the look of this board, but I have just one question.

Is it be possible to use a different PCB for the 65%? to add Hotswap for instance.

Sorry if this is a stupid question, I'm fairly new to the custom keyboard scene.

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« Reply #828 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 15:47:37 »
Really liking the look of this board, but I have just one question.

Is it be possible to use a different PCB for the 65%? to add Hotswap for instance.

Sorry if this is a stupid question, I'm fairly new to the custom keyboard scene.

I think you can, just make sure the usb port is in the right place (although Plastik could confirm).

Also, you can use millmax sockets to get hotswap in the regular board

BTW, Plastik, which colors are 100% getting made? Saw on one of your posts that black might not make it and I'm not sure if any of the other colors will match with gmk taro.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #829 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 15:59:11 »
Really liking the look of this board, but I have just one question.

Is it be possible to use a different PCB for the 65%? to add Hotswap for instance.

Sorry if this is a stupid question, I'm fairly new to the custom keyboard scene.

I think you can, just make sure the usb port is in the right place (although Plastik could confirm).

Also, you can use millmax sockets to get hotswap in the regular board

BTW, Plastik, which colors are 100% getting made? Saw on one of your posts that black might not make it and I'm not sure if any of the other colors will match with gmk taro.

Wait, black not being made? I really want it!

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #830 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 16:07:19 »
BTW, Plastik, which colors are 100% getting made? Saw on one of your posts that black might not make it and I'm not sure if any of the other colors will match with gmk taro.

For what it's worth, I think black will match Taro the least. :)

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« Reply #831 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 16:08:11 »
BTW, Plastik, which colors are 100% getting made? Saw on one of your posts that black might not make it and I'm not sure if any of the other colors will match with gmk taro.

For what it's worth, I think black will match Taro the least. :)
Which color would match it better then :)

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #832 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 16:13:53 »
Really liking the look of this board, but I have just one question.

Is it be possible to use a different PCB for the 65%? to add Hotswap for instance.

Sorry if this is a stupid question, I'm fairly new to the custom keyboard scene.

I think you can, just make sure the usb port is in the right place (although Plastik could confirm).

Also, you can use millmax sockets to get hotswap in the regular board

BTW, Plastik, which colors are 100% getting made? Saw on one of your posts that black might not make it and I'm not sure if any of the other colors will match with gmk taro.

Not a stupid question at all. Quit a few would like to use a PCB of their choice. In terms of feature and quality, I don't see any reason not to go for the PCBs fom Maarten. If hotswap is important to you, no problem. As nuno99costa mentioned, just make sure the usb port is at the same position. Otherwise you don't need to care much. It's a top mount construction and mounting holes in the PCB are no concern, they are not used at all.

Colors:
beige, gray, black and yellow
Mentioned with RAL colors here.

There will soon be a vote regarding the three beige RAL options.
Mentioned here.
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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #833 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 16:26:20 »
And sorry guys,

I didn't find the time to do more renderings today. Hopefully tomorrow.
BUT...

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #834 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 16:27:28 »
First Picture

Some of the pictures (photos) are ready! Just a few, more will be done tomorrow.
Here is just one:


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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #835 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 16:42:15 »
First Picture

Some of the pictures (photos) are ready! Just a few, more will be done tomorrow.
Here is just one:

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Been waiting for this one. Gorgeous.

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« Reply #836 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 16:59:21 »
First Picture

Some of the pictures (photos) are ready! Just a few, more will be done tomorrow.
Here is just one:

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Oof this is super nice!  What keyset is this? Can't wait for the photos :D

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« Reply #837 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 17:32:38 »
Oof this is super nice!  What keyset is this? Can't wait for the photos :D

That's GMK Serika by Zambumon.

More Photos tomorrrow :)

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #838 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 18:25:22 »
Ahh I'm in Singapore... Which is why I factored in the tax... 7% tax with shipping (probably 30eurs at least) will quickly add up... Either way still more worth than expensive keycaps hahaha... (used eur since that currency of the country it is made in, deserves the respect :))

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #839 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 18:47:30 »
Don't know if one was posted already, but is there a sound test? Or planning to have a sound test?

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #840 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 20:58:33 »
Oh man this looks awesome, any idea what the pricing may look like?

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« Reply #841 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 21:09:02 »
BTW, Plastik, which colors are 100% getting made? Saw on one of your posts that black might not make it and I'm not sure if any of the other colors will match with gmk taro.

For what it's worth, I think black will match Taro the least. :)
Which color would match it better then :)

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If you wanna get real wild, I bet yellow with taro could be interesting.

Otherwise, probably grey would be the safe bet.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #842 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 04:08:59 »
Do I have to get an own Boardwalk PCB and Plate or will you offer this with the GB?


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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #843 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 06:26:23 »
Oh man this looks awesome, any idea what the pricing may look like?
Check reply #825

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« Reply #844 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 09:05:26 »
Oh man this looks awesome, any idea what the pricing may look like?
Check reply #825

Ahhh I totally missed that, I thought I read everything. Thanks for pointing it out.
Those are good looking prices.

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #845 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 15:31:24 »
Okay, dumb question here: will we be able to order a specific form factor (say, TKL) and then ask for customized plates all in one go? (a clumsy git like me would really benefit from having the physical layout ready-made in the plate, so I won't end up soldering in the switches for the split spaces in the wrong order during the build, like... er... a friend... did).

Can we also order extra sets of nuts and bolts? I mean, if we can order extra plates and PCBs...

Looking forward to the GB!

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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #846 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 16:14:01 »
SKB2 & GMK Taro

pwade3 offered me his GMK Taro color codes. I made some renders. Taro is very versatile. There are so many variations possible with the kits, really nice. I paired some with a gray and yellow SKB2:



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Re: [IC] SKB2 - steel case, isolation top mount, powder coated or stainless
« Reply #847 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 16:36:40 »
Don't know if one was posted already, but is there a sound test? Or planning to have a sound test?

Yes, see here.

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« Reply #848 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 16:41:06 »
Do I have to get an own Boardwalk PCB and Plate or will you offer this with the GB?

The Boardwalk PCB is the only PCB that you would have to get elsewhere, MKULTRA, mentioned back here.
The plate will of course be included.

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« Reply #849 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 16:43:21 »
Okay, dumb question here: will we be able to order a specific form factor (say, TKL) and then ask for customized plates all in one go? (a clumsy git like me would really benefit from having the physical layout ready-made in the plate, so I won't end up soldering in the switches for the split spaces in the wrong order during the build, like... er... a friend... did).

Can we also order extra sets of nuts and bolts? I mean, if we can order extra plates and PCBs...

Looking forward to the GB!

I'll help with custom plate files. Too early for that now though.
Extra nuts were already requested, I'll offer that.
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