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Offline DonaldPShimoda

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #550 on: Mon, 29 June 2020, 22:44:25 »
What are the keycaps in the render in the 1st post? The matte finish makes them look similar to the GMK Modern Dolch 2

I believe that's Infinikey Amalfi, by the same designer. IC thread here.

Offline NathanAlphaMan

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #551 on: Mon, 29 June 2020, 23:00:09 »
What are the keycaps in the render in the 1st post? The matte finish makes them look similar to the GMK Modern Dolch 2

I believe that's Infinikey Amalfi, by the same designer. IC thread here.

This is the correct answer  :thumb:

Offline sagarsiddhpura

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #552 on: Thu, 02 July 2020, 14:08:50 »
Any updates on this?

Offline NathanAlphaMan

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #553 on: Thu, 02 July 2020, 14:59:58 »
Any updates on this?

The PC protos should be arriving to me very soon. A real update will follow once I build the board and test it out.

Offline willphillipsjr

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #554 on: Thu, 02 July 2020, 15:58:22 »
even I don't get in on the raffle I'm excited to see the progress!  ;D

(don't worry, I'm still hoping to get one. Just staying realistic. lol)

Offline MechanicalNerd

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #555 on: Wed, 08 July 2020, 23:37:40 »
Could someone be kind enough to explain to me why not run a GB instead of a raffle? Seems like demand is pretty high for this...  :eek:


Offline NathanAlphaMan

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #556 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 01:00:14 »
Could someone be kind enough to explain to me why not run a GB instead of a raffle? Seems like demand is pretty high for this...  :eek:

The raffle is a GB, if you win the raffle, you get a spot in the group buy. The reasoning for this is because I'm just a one-person team, I can't feasibly QC 1000+ boards if I run something unlimited. As such, I'm artificially limiting the number of boards that will be produced to a much more manageable number for myself, and because I don't like FCFS, a raffle is the best way to allocate spots. This is no different from what Keycult do.

Offline Nirelko

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #557 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 15:08:34 »
Is there a date for when the raffle will go?
BTW amazing board, big big fan.

Offline ManiacMarc

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #558 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 18:55:48 »
Super nice, I'd love to see this come to fruition.

Offline noorejji

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #559 on: Thu, 09 July 2020, 21:57:31 »
I probably won't be affording myself this board, but I must say I highly respect your user involvement, and your decision to revamp the design following the 1st prototype.

Offline fruitofconfusion

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #560 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 10:20:57 »
Has the PC proto arrived yet? I'm really excited to see what you've been working on.

Offline Leche

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #561 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 10:25:48 »
Has the PC proto arrived yet? I'm really excited to see what you've been working on.

Yes, the best way to get updates is to join his Discord (Linked in the OP)

It looks stunning!

Offline fruitofconfusion

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #562 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 11:45:28 »
Has the PC proto arrived yet? I'm really excited to see what you've been working on.

Yes, the best way to get updates is to join his Discord (Linked in the OP)

It looks stunning!

Ah, thank you!

Offline Madrai

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #563 on: Mon, 27 July 2020, 10:51:04 »
Due to the popularity and light this seems to be getting, have you thought of possible working with other people in the community or forming a team to run this GB? Might assist with how many boards you will feel comfortable making available (I'm sure it's been talked or thought about, but just giving my 2 cents in case not.) Not sure if it's feasible in your area or where you are manufacturing.

Offline cloudtastrophe

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #564 on: Sun, 02 August 2020, 03:13:27 »
is there a new discord link? the one in the title is invalid

Offline paperassgasket

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #565 on: Wed, 05 August 2020, 16:19:37 »
is there a new discord link? the one in the title is invalid

It seemed to work fine for me just now?

Offline mozaic

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #566 on: Wed, 05 August 2020, 18:45:37 »
This has gotta be one of the most unique looking keyboards I have ever seen, the bottom of the board is very elegant. Also you couldn't have chosen a better name for this board, it definitely has evolved into something beautiful

I'm very pleased to see that you are taking your time with the prototypes to get every last detail right, rather than rushing to GB stage.
Excited to see more updates in the future :thumb:

Offline bobasweatandtears

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #567 on: Sat, 08 August 2020, 02:17:22 »
I really like the decisions made about the layout. I wish more keycap sets will start to include a 1.5u right shift key though in the base kit!
On that point, I was looking at your keycap set PBT Amalfi, and was wondering if 1.5u right shift key is included in the base kit too?

Offline NathanAlphaMan

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #568 on: Sat, 08 August 2020, 02:35:54 »
I really like the decisions made about the layout. I wish more keycap sets will start to include a 1.5u right shift key though in the base kit!
On that point, I was looking at your keycap set PBT Amalfi, and was wondering if 1.5u right shift key is included in the base kit too?

The 1.5u shift for Amalfi is in the extension kit, not the base, but it is there!

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #569 on: Sat, 08 August 2020, 02:47:11 »
Insane looking design, I love the 75% with bit of space as in the satisfying.  :thumb:

Offline dibstern

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #570 on: Sun, 09 August 2020, 21:56:43 »
This looks unbelievable, I'm devastated that the shift on the right is small, otherwise I would have been all in.
Someone please dear god make a Hotswappable Magicforce 68 layout.
Also a navy keyset with Mac modifiers and a Rama keycap would be sweet.


Offline mellowtempo

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #571 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 16:04:33 »
What's the reasoning behind using 7075 for the case? Seems a little overboard since 2024 for all intents and purposes is just as good and generally cheaper to machine. I saw that you mentioned 7075 was best for 'typing consistency and strength.' How did you test this and what traits make for good typing consistency and strength? I'm planning on designing my own board so it'd be helpful to understand the thought process.

Offline paperassgasket

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #572 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 16:24:12 »
What's the reasoning behind using 7075 for the case? Seems a little overboard since 2024 for all intents and purposes is just as good and generally cheaper to machine. I saw that you mentioned 7075 was best for 'typing consistency and strength.' How did you test this and what traits make for good typing consistency and strength? I'm planning on designing my own board so it'd be helpful to understand the thought process.

I'm not sure which is more impressive... the fact that you have that specific knowledge of metallurgy or the fact that you came out of lurking just to make this your one and only post.

e: I don't think 2024 was ever even mentioned so maybe it just wasn't considered?
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Offline NathanAlphaMan

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Re: [IC] Evolv 75% | R2 Protos on the way, Page 11 for teaser pic!
« Reply #573 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 18:45:24 »
What's the reasoning behind using 7075 for the case? Seems a little overboard since 2024 for all intents and purposes is just as good and generally cheaper to machine. I saw that you mentioned 7075 was best for 'typing consistency and strength.' How did you test this and what traits make for good typing consistency and strength? I'm planning on designing my own board so it'd be helpful to understand the thought process.

Oof, that quote about 7075 is no longer valid as the plate is no longer integrated. However, to more directly answer your question, 2024 was never considered. Of the alloys I did test, 7075 proved to have the most consistent generation results, which is why I opted to use it over something like 6061. Now that the plate is no longer integrated, I will likely no longer use 7075 for the case to both help lower cost, and to make anodization possible. However, the metal version is currently on hold while I focus on getting the PC version out the door, so TBD on my final decision there.