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Offline haingo1094

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[IC] ZODIAC Sign keyboard (65%) - update Feb 12th, 2020
« on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 06:32:39 »
As for some relatively suggested ideas from a Vietnamese group concerned about the aesthetic of our product. We now have released the new and completely different keyboard even though it is still called "ZODIAC" but not limited in "PISCES constellation" anymore. Instead, it will be a full optional collection for a total of 12 ZODIAC SIGNS. The bottom part is more solid, and the mounting style now will be "SANDWICH" with a better typing feeling than top mount (in my opinion).

----Some basic specs:
1 - Mount style: Sandwich with 1.5mm thich plate
2- Angle: 6.5 degree
3- Weight thickness: 2mm with alu as standard, could be upgrade to brass
4- Estimated weight: 2kg excluding keycap and switches
5- PCB: 2 options for solderable and hot-swap with $10 different, type C, fullly compatible QMK
6- I will let the first 15 people who purchase this keyboard have a chance to design their own symbols to be engraved into that weight (if they need) with a small extra cost.
7- Prototype expected: at the final week of Feb, 2020
8- GB expected: a month after prototype revealed

******For those who are still interested in our "UNIQUE PISCES", just wanna let you know that option will be still available in SANDWICH mount option. Therefore, it will be a bit different in term of  GOTHIC font as in the pictures following by.







PICTURE COLLECTION and OLD DESIGN PCITURES

IF you are interested in our design, please fill in the IC form for the headcount.

An example that one of my friends want his unique name to be engraved at the bottom face of the keyboard.


OLD DESIGN PROTOTYPE


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Group buy date: Jan 15th, 2020 to Feb 15th (limited 50 units)


****Updated information: Jan 15th, 2020
- GB date is moved (date will be announced - probably in March 1st)
- Burgundy prototype has arrived
- Move the word "PISCES" as suggestions for a clear view at the front
- Update new color options
- Blocker option is available


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Hi fellows in Geekhack. I have just come up with an idea of creating my own collection instead of buying incessantly from others. Then the idea of “Zodiac” came to my mind since this topic to me is interesting. Then the first one apparently is my Zodiac Sign – Pisces.
The pictures below are my final design and the prototype has already made (even though it is my initial idea with a bit difference – as a reference for quality only)

IC form: https://forms.gle/CS2hfokKLevd17Qy9


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Supported layout:
-   ANSI and ISO
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Specs (base kit):
-   Case aluminum 6061 / 6.5 degree
-   Top mount ( WK or WKL)
-   1 x Plate 3mm thick: standard option is aluminum, could be changed to Brass as required.
-   1 x Gasket 2mmt thick: standard option is aluminum, could be changed to Brass as required.
-   1 x Pisces foundation: Aluminum
-   1 x PCB (Standard option is soldering pcb, could be changed to hot-swap as required)
-   1 x Zodiac paper box
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Color option:
-   Dark Gray
-   Burgundy
-   Light Navy Blue
-   Mossy Green
-   Dark Green






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Price (exclude Shipping and Paypal fee):
-   Standard kit: $280 ( all aluminum + soldering PCB)
-   Hot-swap kit: $290 ( all aluminum + hot-swap PCB)
-   Extra soldering PCB: $40
-   Extra hot-swap PCB: $50
-   Extra Plate: $20 (aluminum)
-   Extra brass plate: $30   
   All kits will be shipped from Vietnam within 2 months after GB

******* Sample kits (Dark green) are available as pictures below in this link  https://imgur.com/a/shq7laU






Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zodiacmk/
« Last Edit: Thu, 13 February 2020, 01:00:40 by haingo1094 »

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Re: [IC] Zodiac Sign – Pisces ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 07:06:50 »
Blockers coming?

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Re: [IC] Zodiac Sign – Pisces ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 07:07:36 »
I'm not sure I like it enough to buy it, but the idea's really cool and I like that you went for something different.

By the way, you can embed images with
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[img]https://i.imgur.com/4GPEJJB.jpg[/img]
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Re: [IC] Zodiac Sign – Pisces ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 07:14:08 »
That weight/wedge makes me physically uncomfortable.

Kudos for the truly unique design though!

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Re: [IC] Zodiac Sign – Pisces ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 07:36:16 »
I'm not sure I like it enough to buy it, but the idea's really cool and I like that you went for something different.

By the way, you can embed images with
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[img]https://i.imgur.com/4GPEJJB.jpg[/img]
;)
Thank you for your help. I was struggling this problem whole night

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Re: [IC] Zodiac Sign – Pisces ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 07:42:49 »
I'm not sure I like it enough to buy it, but the idea's really cool and I like that you went for something different.

By the way, you can embed images with
Code: [Select]
[img]https://i.imgur.com/4GPEJJB.jpg[/img]
;)
Thank you for your help. I was struggling this problem whole night

No problem! Great to see images of the planned colours, I really like the red and green.

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Re: [IC] Zodiac Sign – Pisces ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 07:49:50 »
Blockers coming?

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Not yet for now but will do !!

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Re: [IC] Zodiac Sign – Pisces ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 08:31:48 »
Looks nice. can't afford it rn tho  :(
« Last Edit: Wed, 27 November 2019, 09:06:41 by Tim ten Have »

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Re: [IC] Zodiac Sign – Pisces ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 08:44:56 »
Wow. That's nice.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Zodiac Sign – Pisces ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 09:01:29 »
Sigh I'm Aries

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Re: [IC] Zodiac Sign – Pisces ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 09:16:29 »
This thing is wild looking. Not for me personally but I like the creativity.
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Re: [IC] Zodiac Sign – Pisces ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 18:31:44 »
The background topic is pretty impressive. Mine is Pisces by the way so it seems you are making a keyboard for my own.

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Re: [IC] Zodiac Sign – Pisces ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 27 November 2019, 22:55:16 »
Yup. am 100% here for this. Grant unto me scales plz. <3

Offline haingo1094

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Re: [IC] Zodiac Sign – Pisces ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 08:30:07 »
Yup. am 100% here for this. Grant unto me scales plz. <3
Still improving some features but yeah , wanna see you joining my Gb

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 09:40:59 »
I’m a Pisces bish Ima get you wet. Check.

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 13:33:17 »
This is very interesting.
If GB starts, I want to participate.

Offline haingo1094

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 17:53:45 »
This is very interesting.
If GB starts, I want to participate.

hope everything will be good for me and thanks for your attention :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 19:48:02 »
That red has my name all over it.

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 28 November 2019, 23:28:58 »
Odd 65% layout. 2u right shift(vs ansi standard 2.25u) and not a 1.75u left shift but rather 2x 1u right shift area. Is there a reason for this decision?  (a 1u right space is definitely a deal breaker for me, but I probably won't get it regardless, but still curious as to the reason.)

Not a huge fan of the design, personally, but I appreciate the uniqueness of it and wish you the best of luck!! (One thing to consider is to move the logo to the back so it isn't on the front, perhaps for a cleaner look? Just an idea :) )

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 29 November 2019, 07:50:47 »
Odd 65% layout. 2u right shift(vs ansi standard 2.25u) and not a 1.75u left shift but rather 2x 1u right shift area. Is there a reason for this decision?  (a 1u right space is definitely a deal breaker for me, but I probably won't get it regardless, but still curious as to the reason.)

Not a huge fan of the design, personally, but I appreciate the uniqueness of it and wish you the best of luck!! (One thing to consider is to move the logo to the back so it isn't on the front, perhaps for a cleaner look? Just an idea :) )
LOL, you eventually pointed it out. I admit that I am an odd and not an right shift user - that's how this unique keyboard came up as I've never wanted to be too similar. Instead I wanted to add one more specially key there as for shutting down computer combo. (and I accidentally put that dumb idea into my renders - the decision is all yours and the plate will support most of the layouts so don't let the render pictures confuse you - the update pictures of plate and supported layouts will be updated soon in few days)
About the logo as your curiosity, take out one key at the corner and replace it with something else to make it look less boring.
Thank you so much for your feedback and hope you will have more interest in other products of us in the future

That red has my name all over it.
Thank you for your interest. Hope you will join us in Jan 2020
« Last Edit: Fri, 29 November 2019, 07:53:12 by haingo1094 »

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 29 November 2019, 07:58:15 »
Hmm, I didn't see the Pisces branding along the front - maybe move that to the back? I think the badge in the corner is fine.

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 29 November 2019, 14:51:00 »
Odd 65% layout. 2u right shift(vs ansi standard 2.25u) and not a 1.75u left shift but rather 2x 1u right shift area. Is there a reason for this decision?  (a 1u right space is definitely a deal breaker for me, but I probably won't get it regardless, but still curious as to the reason.)

Not a huge fan of the design, personally, but I appreciate the uniqueness of it and wish you the best of luck!! (One thing to consider is to move the logo to the back so it isn't on the front, perhaps for a cleaner look? Just an idea :) )
LOL, you eventually pointed it out. I admit that I am an odd and not an right shift user - that's how this unique keyboard came up as I've never wanted to be too similar. Instead I wanted to add one more specially key there as for shutting down computer combo. (and I accidentally put that dumb idea into my renders - the decision is all yours and the plate will support most of the layouts so don't let the render pictures confuse you - the update pictures of plate and supported layouts will be updated soon in few days)
About the logo as your curiosity, take out one key at the corner and replace it with something else to make it look less boring.
Thank you so much for your feedback and hope you will have more interest in other products of us in the future

That red has my name all over it.
Thank you for your interest. Hope you will join us in Jan 2020

To clarify: I don't mean the top corner badge, but rather the "pices" logo on the front side bezel. I do like the badge. :) 

As for the layout, ok. That's a life saver. :)  initially I thought It would be really hard to make it that specific layout work for many people, due to the unique alpha stagger.

Offline haingo1094

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 30 November 2019, 07:49:37 »
Odd 65% layout. 2u right shift(vs ansi standard 2.25u) and not a 1.75u left shift but rather 2x 1u right shift area. Is there a reason for this decision?  (a 1u right space is definitely a deal breaker for me, but I probably won't get it regardless, but still curious as to the reason.)

Not a huge fan of the design, personally, but I appreciate the uniqueness of it and wish you the best of luck!! (One thing to consider is to move the logo to the back so it isn't on the front, perhaps for a cleaner look? Just an idea :) )
LOL, you eventually pointed it out. I admit that I am an odd and not an right shift user - that's how this unique keyboard came up as I've never wanted to be too similar. Instead I wanted to add one more specially key there as for shutting down computer combo. (and I accidentally put that dumb idea into my renders - the decision is all yours and the plate will support most of the layouts so don't let the render pictures confuse you - the update pictures of plate and supported layouts will be updated soon in few days)
About the logo as your curiosity, take out one key at the corner and replace it with something else to make it look less boring.
Thank you so much for your feedback and hope you will have more interest in other products of us in the future

That red has my name all over it.
Thank you for your interest. Hope you will join us in Jan 2020

To clarify: I don't mean the top corner badge, but rather the "pices" logo on the front side bezel. I do like the badge. :) 

As for the layout, ok. That's a life saver. :)  initially I thought It would be really hard to make it that specific layout work for many people, due to the unique alpha stagger.

I got what you meant now. There is another guy suggested to move that word to the back too. I am on the process doing that and will upload the updated pictures in next few days, also update the layouts by which will be supported. Thank you for your feedback again

Hmm, I didn't see the Pisces branding along the front - maybe move that to the back? I think the badge in the corner is fine.
I will consider your suggestion. Actually I am on the process of moving it. Pictures will be updated soon

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 13:29:33 »
I actually really like the way the bottom of the case looks. I love how unique it is.

I do wonder how stable it will be when typing?

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 01 December 2019, 17:25:35 »
Will this be hot swap?

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 02 December 2019, 20:59:45 »
I actually really like the way the bottom of the case looks. I love how unique it is.

I do wonder how stable it will be when typing?
I already got the prototype to test the stable. The thing left is waiting for the pcb to put into the case. I will update the video as soon as i can .

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard)
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 02 December 2019, 21:02:13 »
Will this be hot swap?

I will consider hot swap pcb as an extra option. Base kit may have hot swap or non hot swap. And the price will be slightly different off course!!

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard) - UPDATED DESIGN
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 05 December 2019, 10:16:42 »
I have updated the new look and posted the render pictures. Hope you guys will love it and give me more feedbacks

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard) - UPDATED DESIGN
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 05 December 2019, 13:29:05 »
As long as there's a hot-swap version I think I'm sold on the burgundy, if not the blue as well. Wonder which would go better with the Bushido set.

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard) - UPDATED DESIGN
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 05 December 2019, 15:26:59 »
As long as there's a hot-swap version I think I'm sold on the burgundy, if not the blue as well. Wonder which would go better with the Bushido set.

Yeah I think it will be a nice combo ! But dark gray not bad too

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard) - UPDATED DESIGN
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 05 December 2019, 17:32:53 »
Why did the dark green disappear?

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard) - UPDATED DESIGN
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 06 December 2019, 07:36:00 »
Why did the dark green disappear?
I'm not sure if everyone likes it. But anyway, I put it back as a option since you have asked for that. Thanks for your interest.

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard) - UPDATED DESIGN
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 08 December 2019, 06:04:16 »
Why did the dark green disappear?
I'm not sure if everyone likes it. But anyway, I put it back as a option since you have asked for that. Thanks for your interest.
Thank you.
We are scheduled to receive the GMK Wavez in December 2019.
I think dark green will go well with GMK Wavez.

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard) - UPDATED DESIGN
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 08 December 2019, 09:32:02 »
I manage to get GMK Sparta and combine with this burgundy case as your render picture. But now Sparta was cancelled so I’m wondering other colors that can come with my GMK Olive. Dark green should be fine

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard) - Update Jan 05, 2020
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 05 January 2020, 08:18:20 »
Here is the burgundy colour, there are some issues with the pictures as well as the prototype.

Sound check will be coming soon in few days




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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard) - Update Jan 05, 2020
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 14 January 2020, 14:41:13 »
Hey guys, due to some technical issues, and biggest cultural and traditional holidays in Vietnam may delay the process of manufacturing, therefore, I decided to move my group buy date to March (probably in March 1st). Meanwhile, I will update more information if anything changes.
« Last Edit: Wed, 15 January 2020, 07:27:32 by haingo1094 »

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard) - Update Jan 05, 2020
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 15 January 2020, 10:19:36 »
Here is the burgundy colour, there are some issues with the pictures as well as the prototype.

did you end up doing the Gothic font P I S C E S on the board? can't see it in these 2 pics.

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard) - Update Jan 05, 2020
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 18 January 2020, 07:22:45 »
Here is the burgundy colour, there are some issues with the pictures as well as the prototype.

did you end up doing the Gothic font P I S C E S on the board? can't see it in these 2 pics.

Sorry for late response. As for some suggestions, we made it move to the back face and people will have a clearer view in the front.
I now have updated more sophisticated pictures of our prototype so you can have a better view now. Thanks for your interest.


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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign – PISCES ( 65% keyboard) - Update Jan 15, 2020
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 02:57:17 »
Hey guys, I just update some information about our project. Hope this design will be more familiar to you guys. By the way, the old design is still available as an option for those who want an irregular product. Please let me know whether

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign keyboard (65%) - update Feb 12th, 2020
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 07:44:15 »
I really like the back and bottom of the new design, especially in a teal green or similar like the exploded diagram I think it would look great
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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign keyboard (65%) - update Feb 12th, 2020
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 15:46:35 »
hello, are there more info on the PCB? USB-C?, QMK firmware? etc...

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign keyboard (65%) - update Feb 12th, 2020
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 00:59:38 »
hello, are there more info on the PCB? USB-C?, QMK firmware? etc...
Thank you for your interest. I just add some general information about the PCB and more. Also, I attached a link to my current prototype for a PISCES design with the pictures of PCB,... so that you can have a look.

As some suggestions in our IC, I add some options for you guys who want to possess a very own keyboard with your name on it (limited).

We are running a local GB in Vietnam before reaching out internationally, be sure almost types of designs will be made and reveal before Geekhack GB open. Just keep an eye on us and follow Insta for more info.

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign keyboard (65%) - update Feb 12th, 2020
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 11:21:54 »
Really liking the look of this board. Def wanna hop in this group buy. Just one question, is the Mossy Black option in the IC Check an actual black board, or is it one of the green boards in the renders?

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Re: [IC] ZODIAC Sign keyboard (65%) - update Feb 12th, 2020
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 16 February 2020, 10:34:27 »
Really liking the look of this board. Def wanna hop in this group buy. Just one question, is the Mossy Black option in the IC Check an actual black board, or is it one of the green boards in the renders?
It's actually black with few percent of green so that I call it mossy. The dark green is another different colour.
I will also upload the selected colours soon when the prototype come. Thank you for your interest