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[GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 16:36:17 »
The Ave. - Group Buy
An Ortholinear Battlestation





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The time has finally come people! Its The Ave. Group Buy!!  The ultimate, sexy, cute, and powerful, ortholinear-battlestation!

So things have changed a lot in the past month or so. Here are some main points of note...

1st:

E-Yellow has been tossed out for options just due to its complicated nature and that I know sometimes it can come out looking more Orange than Yellow.  All of us are pretty tough and picky when it comes to colors and without a full and final prototype finished in E-Yellow, I just dont feel comfortable with going through with having it be availible and then people getting upset when it didn't turn out like they expected. No one likes that.

In its place, however, I have spoken with the factory and Sandblasted Polycarbonate will be subsituting the E-Yellow!

Which I know a lot of people wanted and Im excited to be able to offer it for the first big Ave GB! :D


2nd:
 
the second notable change is that now, every single base kit configuration will come with BOTH a full brass Plate set and a full FR4 (PCB Material) Plate Set!  Options are nice, but having them distributed all over the place isnt lol.  SO NOW YOU GET BOTH SON.



The Group Buy Details:



CLOSED


https://forms.gle/dsoQzuDKTJafeFFK9[/s]]LINK TO OFFICIAL GB GOOGLE FORM


Link Above Goes Live:
11:OO (AM) CST - Friday Dec. 13th

• Form will remain open until all spots have been occupied


• Limited to x2 Kits Per Person*
   - If you do want to order 2 Kits, just fill the form out once more and submit your 2nd Kit Options.
*(Submission Of More Than 2 Orders will entail the entire order history of the individual being canceled)

• Extras are available for purchase within the same form.

• We currently have a soft limit of 45 available spots to be filled after the early-bird supporters joined the GB within the main Ave Discord earlier this week.

If it turns out demand is enough though, I will keep the form open and accept up to  100 additional orders. Which is doubtful but I am all for more availability if the people seek it.



Estimated Fulfillment of All Orders is April 2020



Board and Kit Details:




Cost:

$355.00 USD + Shipping (Per Kit)



Colors:

Silver/Clear Anodizing - Semigloss


Sandblasted Clear Polycarbonate - Matte


Rose Gold (Matched to PANTONE 7605 C) - Semigloss


Asphalt Navy (Matched to PANTONE 432 C) - Matte



Sample Anodizing from the Factory:

*Silver Can be Seen In Prototype Photos below.



"Whats in a Kit?"

• x1 Ave Aluminum Case (Anodized Or Sandblasted PC)
   - x1 Top Panel
   - x1 Bottom Housing


• x2 Switch Plate Assemblies

   - x1 Sandblasted Brass Main Switch-Plate (Ortho Or Staggered)
   - x1 Sandblasted Brass Top Panel Switch-Plate

   - x1 FR4 White Main Switch-Plate (Ortho Or Staggered)
   - x1 FR4 White Top Panel Switch-Plate


• x1 PCB Assembly (All Green Soldermask w/Gold Surface Finish)

   - x1 Ave Main PCB (Ortho Or Staggered)
   - x1 Ave Top Panel PCB
   - x1 Ave Breakout USB-C PCB


• x60 Switching Diodes (THT)

• x1 Rotary Encoder Knob (Sandblasted Brass)[/b]

• x1 Cork Base Pad[/b]

• x1 JST Cable(Breakout USB)[/b]

• x1 Ribbon Cable (Main PCB Interconnect)[/b]

• x3 Through-Hole RGB LEDs (w/3D Printed Height Guide)[/b]

• x1 Allen Hex Key

• Necessary M2 Hardware (Various Lengths)


*(Extra Parts And Pieces are an additional cost)




Layouts: (Two Different PCBs & Plates)

*Note: Full Grid Layout on Ortho Layout IS SUPPORTED forgot to add that by mistake.




PCBs:

Features:

• Fully powered and supported by QMK Firmware

• PCBs Designed by me The Royal

• 2 Independent PCBs (I don't like Swiss Cheese)

• Fun, Eye-catching and Efficient layouts + Simple Routing = beautiful PCB

• Gold Plated Stabilizer Mounting Points

• PCB Interconnect (PicoFlex Ribbon Cable) for the separate angled top Panel PCB

• THROUGH-HOLE NeoPixel RGB LEDs for indicators or a wild Christmas party.

• Breakout USB Type-C Daughter Board (Also designed by Me)

• EC11 Rotary encoder located in top left corner. (Can be configured to do anything you wish.)

• Through-Hole Diodes for the Vintage Look and Feel (Soldered buy YOU)
   - There is a lot of satisfaction in putting the time in to building and soldering something that's yours.  Makes it all the more worth it :)

Note:

• *NO IN-SWITCH LEDs (Cleaner PCB and Most of us don't care for it)

• MX-Only


(Colors not accurate - GB Color will be Green with Gold Surface Finish)

Top-Ortho PCB
Bottom-Staggered PCB

Plates:
Notable Change made for GB-Simplified Switch cutouts and Modified Top Panel Swtich Plate to face inward for accent in Clear Polycarbonate Case



FR4 Prototype Plates (Color and Mounting Not Accurate) - (GB Color will be White)



The Knob:
Will be Sandblasted (UNCOATED) beautiful brass.  For the Love of sweet, sweet patina.









CLOSED


https://forms.gle/dsoQzuDKTJafeFFK9[/s]]LINK TO OFFICIAL GB GOOGLE FORM




Renders:














Renders for GMK Finer Things by Abec13:





Prototype Pics:






































Glamor Proto Pics:


















Sound Test:





CLOSED


https://forms.gle/dsoQzuDKTJafeFFK9[/s]]LINK TO OFFICIAL GB GOOGLE FORM


Link Above Goes Live:
11:OO (AM) CST - Friday Dec. 13th



Cost:

$355.00 USD + Shipping (Per Kit)


Estimated Fulfillment of All Orders is April 2020


« Last Edit: Mon, 23 December 2019, 16:11:58 by The_Royal »

Offline The_Royal

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (Live Dec 13th!)
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 12 December 2019, 16:41:33 »
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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (Live Dec 13th!)
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 08:20:26 »
Approved, GL w GB!
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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (Live Dec 13th!)
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 09:22:27 »
Obligatory 40s bad

Looking forward to this.

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (Live Dec 13th!)
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 09:28:44 »
It looks so good. I'm tempted but have a hard time finding a good use for it. Good luck with the GB! :thumb:
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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (Live Dec 13th!)
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 09:59:59 »
Right on time! :D


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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE Dec 13th!)
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 10:33:05 »
Aww yiss!

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Offline DukeEsquire

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE Dec 13th!)
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 11:09:19 »
Good luck with GB!

Hopefully this will be a success and we get other iterations of this in larger sizes. Love the style, but I need more keys. :)

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 11:09:43 »
So excited for this

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 11:13:42 »
WE ARE LIVE PEOPLE! First 10min and we Hit Our 75 TOTAL   :eek: :eek: :eek:

If interest really is here I will keep it open and accept up to 150 Total Orders so if you want in, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE :thumb:

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 11:14:46 »
Wow amazing response! Good luck with it all Royal!

Offline PanelLine

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 11:17:47 »
Im so bummed I thought polycarb wasn't gonna happen unless there was a round two so I didn't save anything up, any chance for a round two next year?

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 11:19:13 »
In.  Big fan of the navy asphalt with stagger. Got an extra plate and pcb in orth just in case I ever want to change or sell.

Thanks a lot for making and sharing this Royal!

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 11:22:39 »
In.  Big fan of the navy asphalt with stagger. Got an extra plate and pcb in orth just in case I ever want to change or sell.

Thanks a lot for making and sharing this Royal!

I thought it already comes with 2 plates, which you can pick one as ortho and one as staggered.  Unless you want both plates to be brass or FR-4?

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 11:28:31 »
yeah, i wanted an ortho fr4 and a staggered fr4 plate because I loathe the sound and feel of brass plates (although they look great).

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 11:30:09 »
yeah, i wanted an ortho fr4 and a staggered fr4 plate because I loathe the sound and feel of brass plates (although they look great).

Good call, it should be an awesome build.   :thumb:

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 12:19:02 »
YEAA! In for 1!!

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 12:44:22 »
IN!!!

Time to start buying 40s!

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 13:01:16 »
The hypest hype! 100% in.
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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 14:12:40 »
Im so bummed I thought polycarb wasn't gonna happen unless there was a round two so I didn't save anything up, any chance for a round two next year?
Clear PC would be magical~ I feel like r2 will definitely happen. Manifesting destiny.  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 15:21:11 »
This does look real nice. Filled out the form and it went through and am hoping I'm part of the 150 :)

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 15:23:21 »
oof i really want one of these but timing is not great for me. best of luck everyone in the group buy!

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 15:32:02 »
oof i really want one of these but timing is not great for me. best of luck everyone in the group buy!

Right there with you! Between E8.5, SP-111, Keycult and TX87's, unfortunately the timing for this is off for me.

Here's hoping for an R2 sometime next year!

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 16:11:33 »
I'm blessed to bought this during the early bird group buy! This will be my first proper 40% keyboard and I can't wait. I bought the asphalt navy staggered and I am going to match it with Mizu for now!

Thank you, Royal, for making this beautiful kit



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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 13 December 2019, 19:47:31 »
Oh man, really love the design of this board, but I can't use 40% at all. Will you have The Ave in 60% layout in the future?
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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 14 December 2019, 00:09:23 »
Hello all, is there any available left overs?

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (LIVE)
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 14 December 2019, 00:53:16 »
I filled out the form at 5:30pm Eastern. The form was still live then... does that mean that I made the cut? Hoping that I'll receive the invoice soon!

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 14 December 2019, 09:19:03 »
Okay quick Update:

• GB Form is now Closed for the sake my own Sanity. Lol

• All order modifications/cancellations have been made.

• Invoicing begins Now-Tuesday.

• All Invoices Must be Paid By Friday, Dec. 20th or they will be canceled and the next user submission will be invoiced in its place. Etc. Etc.



- Lets get this party started.

Offline ella_zhoujx

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 21:34:17 »
Haven't received invoice yet, does that mean I didn't make it :(

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 08:27:54 »
I haven't received invoice neither.. :(

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 08:37:11 »
No invoice gang :(

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 11:08:12 »
So its wednesday, if we dont have an invoice yet does that mean we are out of luck?

I was _pretty dang quick_ on the draw. guess this one was popular.

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 14:14:09 »
Filled the form as soon as it opened and haven't seen an invoice yet, myself.

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 14:35:19 »
There's a high chance that Royal is still working on the invoices. Probably.

Offline tskiller

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 14:48:48 »
Ok so I just got an invoice.

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 16:13:50 »
This was the fastest GB I have ever seen, took two breathes, and it was done!

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 17:48:49 »
I'm glad I'm not the only one with anxiety over possibly missing out on this GB. I filled out the form but haven't been invoiced yet either. Been stoked on this for months. Either way, cheers to The Royal for an awesome looking product.

Offline KuroTheCrazy

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 09:24:21 »
Got my invoice last night, we're in gang. Royal is still working on them, so if you haven't gotten it yet don't lose hope.

Offline XtReeM1337n355

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 11:54:29 »
Well.. I hope get an invoice. I filled out the form about 3 hours after it opened.

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 13:07:05 »
I submitted my form within a few minutes of opening iirc, but no invoice quite yet!

Offline BobeeG

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 18:07:56 »
Im waiting for my invoice as well.
Really hoping i get the invoice.

When do you think you will finish sending out the invoice?

Offline MudkipMao

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 21:24:47 »
Waiting for an invoice as well! Is there an invite link to the discord anywhere or is it private?

Offline KuroTheCrazy

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 20 December 2019, 09:28:06 »
Waiting for an invoice as well! Is there an invite link to the discord anywhere or is it private?

https://discord.gg/TTnpFad

Offline asissle

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 20 December 2019, 09:59:52 »
GEI submitted my form in less than a min after it opened and no invoice yet  :-[ I thought I was quick enough but maybe not?

Offline Meowsaur

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 20 December 2019, 10:07:11 »
Crap, can't believe I missed out on this.
Early days, but here's hoping for a R2 at some point; really unique board.

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 20 December 2019, 15:13:40 »
Crap, can't believe I missed out on this.
Early days, but here's hoping for a R2 at some point; really unique board.
I think r2 plans were in the works originally iirc. With some different colors.

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 22 December 2019, 07:55:58 »
I didn’t receive invoice yet.
What’s going on?

Offline KuroTheCrazy

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 22 December 2019, 09:21:19 »
I didn’t receive invoice yet.
What’s going on?

Invoices are still being sent out.

Offline psxndc

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 23 December 2019, 14:33:19 »
Just received my invoice (12/23 @ noon, Pacific time).

Offline The_Royal

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Re: [GB] The Ave. - (CLOSED)
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 23 December 2019, 16:05:33 »
 All invoices are out and Only about 15 are pending payment due date.

So if you haven't received invoice yet you're in a sudo Ave. Purgatory.

If anyone doesn't pay or they cancel then the next person in the list will be invoiced.


___

I will update everyone when All invoices/Spots are filled and finalized.  :thumb: