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Offline fropsie

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Has this got a limit on the number of each colour? Just wondering if I need to be quick to get in for one...
Hi there, there is not a limit per color, so no need to worry about speed of purchasing a board :)

Offline Tyson

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Has this got a limit on the number of each colour? Just wondering if I need to be quick to get in for one...
Hi there, there is not a limit per color, so no need to worry about speed of purchasing a board :)

lmao Speed is the least of our worries  :)

Offline ilemondrop

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75 - The Speedster Themed 75% (GB Date, Proxies and Pricing!)
« Reply #52 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 14:04:42 »
Oh my god, is that a Canadian proxy? The real question now is: do I buy two?

Offline J_Noes

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 21 January 2020, 23:15:59 »
Using Dixie's bauer's blocker style (without credit) and using the name of something already super popular within and outside the community... hard pass.

Its just too simple. There is no real design language here, and you are using a few designs similar to the Bauer. Pass. Theres just nothing notable about it.

First and foremost, I didn't design the board, more so just helped fropsie iron it out and helped with my time and skill, So not defending the decisions for the design.

I don't understand where the mentality in the community came from about how you can't have something that remotely looks like something else that no one owns rights to or invented (not actually copying anything unless you actually use someones design to make products). Dixie did use symmetrical blockers on the bauer (looks good, and he did so for a good reason), but he didn't invent symmetry or the blocker or the symmetrical blocker (WKL is the first for all 3 of those, I believe we need to credit IBM here for that) he just made the blockers on his board symmetric for aesthetics which wasn't a thing in 65% boards. Symmetric blockers exist on all WKL TKLs, just because the lockers aren't 1u, doesn't mean they don't accomplish the same purpose aesthetically. Just because it was used in a similar fashion doesn't mean it was a copy, or use without credit (remember he owns no rights to it, and didn't invent it) making something symmetric doesn't require crediting someone who did the same action for a similar purpose.

If you don't like the design that is fine, but don't spread that someone invented something they didn't just because you saw them use it once. Those blockers aren't a necessity on this design or the bauer (could have used another cap instead), but they were both design decisions made because of the preference of the look, neither is a copy of anything. If you wish to call anything a copy you must cite the invention of every single design that invented the feature you used in the design of the board all the way back to the invention of the type-writer and similar devices or the invention of things like fillets, chamfers, aluminum alloys, anodizing, etc. Being pedantic for the sake of being pedantic isn't needed.

Please respect the fact this is an IC and not a witch hunt.

I think it's more ignorance than malice on their (the critics) part, esp. if they're not particularly familiar with boards and the Bauer is simply the first time they've seen that.

Offline VipermanGT2

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75 - The Speedster Themed 75% (GB Date, Proxies and Pricing!)
« Reply #54 on: Wed, 22 January 2020, 02:49:59 »
Is there a typing test video anywhere?

Offline Liub

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75 - The Speedster Themed 75% (GB Date, Proxies and Pricing!)
« Reply #55 on: Wed, 22 January 2020, 22:07:20 »
Are the group buys all going up on the same date? Zfrontier is meant to be on holidays until the 30th of Jan.

Offline fropsie

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UPDATES:
Board has been redesigned in order to look less like a brick, making it more appealing and unique in the process.
The death of speed (Black/Gold) Colorway has been removed due to a lack of appeal, receiving less than 10% of the total votes.
The 3 current color ways will be the final colorways to stick to the board!
 
The next things to do are:
  • Order Prototypes
  • Get final pricing of the board + accessories
  • More renders
  • Finalize GB date

GB date and current vendors have been announced!!!
The group buy will be launching on Friday the 24th of January and will sell for $380 + Shipping per board!
Our current vendors are:
TheKey.Company - https://thekey.company/
zFrontier - https://en.zfrontier.com/
Deskhero - https://www.deskhero.ca/

New vendor added!
Daily Clack - https://dailyclack.com/

Offline rondg

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75 - The Speedster Themed 75% (GB Date, Proxies and Pricing!)
« Reply #57 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 00:44:31 »
Just want to ask, how big will be the packaging? It's a factor to consider for me if I want to order from a US proxy or order from zFrontier.

Offline alphabirth

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75 - The Speedster Themed 75% (GB Date, Proxies and Pricing!)
« Reply #58 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 11:49:38 »
C'mon, Canadian proxy but not EU? :(  I mean, I guess I could have it shipped to my parents...

Offline donan

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75 - The Speedster Themed 75% (GB Date, Proxies and Pricing!)
« Reply #59 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 16:21:04 »
Awww no EU proxy? well gonna sit this one out then :(

Offline fropsie

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UPDATES:
Board has been redesigned in order to look less like a brick, making it more appealing and unique in the process.
The death of speed (Black/Gold) Colorway has been removed due to a lack of appeal, receiving less than 10% of the total votes.
The 3 current color ways will be the final colorways to stick to the board!
 
The next things to do are:
  • Order Prototypes
  • Get final pricing of the board + accessories
  • More renders
  • Finalize GB date

GB date and current vendors have been announced!!!
The group buy will be launching on Friday the 24th of January and will sell for $380 + Shipping per board!
Our current vendors are:
TheKey.Company - https://thekey.company/
zFrontier - https://en.zfrontier.com/
Deskhero - https://www.deskhero.ca/

New vendor added!
Daily Clack - https://dailyclack.com/
size=18pt]New vendor added![/size]
CandyKeys - https://candykeys.com/

Offline fropsie

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75 - The Speedster Themed 75% (GB Date, Proxies and Pricing!)
« Reply #61 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 19:08:56 »
Awww no EU proxy? well gonna sit this one out then :(
Check again :)

Offline fropsie

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75 - The Speedster Themed 75% (GB Date, Proxies and Pricing!)
« Reply #62 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 19:09:43 »
C'mon, Canadian proxy but not EU? :(  I mean, I guess I could have it shipped to my parents...
Be sure to check again :)

Offline deathwalker113

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75 - The Speedster Themed 75% (GB Date, Proxies and Pricing!)
« Reply #63 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 19:19:04 »
For the godspeed edition, will it be e-white or gray anodized color ?

Offline fropsie

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75 - The Speedster Themed 75% (GB Date, Proxies and Pricing!)
« Reply #64 on: Thu, 23 January 2020, 21:53:52 »
For the godspeed edition, will it be e-white or gray anodized color ?
It will be e-white

Offline donan

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75 - The Speedster Themed 75% (GB Date, Proxies and Pricing!)
« Reply #65 on: Fri, 24 January 2020, 00:28:11 »
I love you man! purchased!

Offline willyG

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75 - The Speedster Themed 75% (GB Date, Proxies and Pricing!)
« Reply #66 on: Fri, 24 January 2020, 09:17:54 »
Couple questions...

(this is probably super nooby) Is it plate-mount or pcb mount in regards to switches??

Does anybody  know if YOK panda switches would work on this type of PCB?

Is there room in the case for a foam or rubber dampener?

« Last Edit: Fri, 24 January 2020, 10:10:12 by willyG »

Offline djmantis

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75 - The Speedster Themed 75% (GB Date, Proxies and Pricing!)
« Reply #67 on: Fri, 24 January 2020, 13:06:08 »
Did a prototype ever get made? Any photos?

Offline begormania

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75 - The Speedster Themed 75% (GB Date, Proxies and Pricing!)
« Reply #68 on: Fri, 24 January 2020, 15:12:27 »
also interested in protoype pictures.. and also maybe a schematic from the parts to see how its mounted? Will the uC on the PCB be shipped with QMK?

Offline BartTheBowman

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75 - The Speedster Themed 75% (GB Date, Proxies and Pricing!)
« Reply #69 on: Fri, 24 January 2020, 22:32:42 »
Will extra PCB's be sold?

Offline Liub

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75 - The Speedster Themed 75% (GB Date, Proxies and Pricing!)
« Reply #70 on: Fri, 24 January 2020, 23:45:26 »
Zfrontier still not up, do we have to wait until after Chinese New Year?

Offline BlindAssassin111

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75 - The Speedster Themed 75% (GB Date, Proxies and Pricing!)
« Reply #71 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 00:49:03 »
Zfrontier still not up, do we have to wait until after Chinese New Year?

Yes, Since it is CNY zFrontier is on holiday and not around to add it to the site right away.

Offline yhs

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Re: [IC] Godspeed75 - The Speedster Themed 75% (GB Date, Proxies and Pricing!)
« Reply #72 on: Sat, 25 January 2020, 05:39:31 »
Am I simple minded or was this supposed to launch yesterday?

Looking at the EU proxy specifically.