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Offline Kasterborous

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[IC] HEX.3C GB STARTS 09/04/20!
« on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 08:58:27 »
Greetings!


We are here to present to you our debut keyboard, the HEX.3C
IC Form HERE:https://forms.gle/wbJAqcrpJMZ3DcGq9

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The HEX.3C is a simple 60% keyboard designed to challenge the current budget market while offering a better typing experience with its unique mounting system.
We are aiming to achieve the gasket mounted experience with Poron-washers in a burger mount.


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This reduces the stiffness that's characteristic of bottom-mount boards.
It also reduces the resonance that metals have when in contact with other metals.
Relief cuts have also been made on the plate to achieve a more even acoustic profile,
and reduce the harshness around the mounting points.


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Here's a transparent side view for a better explanation and visualization of how the keyboard will look like internally

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Specifications:
Case: Alu 6061
Colors: Black, Grey, Silver, Navy and E-White
Weight: 900g~
Plate(s): Universal/Fixed ANSI w 7u bottom row. Teal Aluminum/ Clear PVD Brass/ Black POM
PCBs: This keyboard will be fully compatible with DZ60 and its variants.
Typing Angle: 7
MOQ:50(Max units limited to 125 for first run)

The price for the base-kit (i.e. aluminum plate + non-e-white case) will be at $140. PVD Brass Plate/E-white options will require a top-up.  Shipping will be invoiced separately.

Do join the discord server for updates:https://discord.gg/8AqgdBq
Keep an eye on our Instagram for the latest news and renders too! 

Color Options:

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Additional Renders:
ePBT TA Origins
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GMK Masterpiece
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« Last Edit: Mon, 06 April 2020, 14:59:23 by Kasterborous »

Offline Kasterborous

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - by Hex Keyboards
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 08:58:56 »
Timeline:
  • First prototype production complete, second prototype in queue for production
  • IRL Photos - Done
  • Build and Typing Test(est within a week from 1/4/20)
  • GB Start(Est early-mid April)

UPDATE 12/02/20:
  • Tops available: HHKB, WKL, Standard
  • Layouts available: ANSI Fixed 6.25u bottom row, Universal Fixed 7u bottom row
  • Case Colours avail: Black, Blue, Silver, Grey, TBD, E-White could be an option but not confirmed.
  • NO PCBs will be provided for this run
  • Plate files will be available upon successful conclusion of this gb

ANSI Plate available layouts:
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Universal Plate available layouts:
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UPDATE 13/02/20:
  • We're changing factories
  • Proto and GB will be delayed.

UPDATE 16/02/20:
  • Plates and layouts have been reworked
  • Prototype estimated delivery will be in Early-Mid March

UPDATE 16/03/20:
  • Prototype has arrived.
  • Minor dimensioning issues are fixed, 2nd prototype is in queue for production.
  • Fillets added to the switch holes.
  • Larger USB slot to accommodate PCBs that have mini-USB b ports
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UPDATE 01/04/20:
  • 2nd Prototype has almost arrived
  • Official soundtest within the next week
  • GB will start the day after soundtest is released
  • GB will be in FCFS format
  • GB details in the picture below


UPDATE 05/04/20:
  • 2nd Prototype has arrived
  • Official sound-test within the next week
  • Prototype Pictures by Fatboychard
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  • Issues with the prototype are very minor, they've been fixed for the proper GB run.
  • Main issues are cosmetic, with ano streaking and whatnot. Ano factory used a small tub for the prototype anodization as it is custom colour anodization
  • We're investing in a bigger tub for the proper run so as to prevent stuff like that from happening
« Last Edit: Sun, 05 April 2020, 21:27:50 by Kasterborous »

Offline gnhuy91

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - by Hex Keyboards
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 09:03:26 »
filled the form! interested

Offline Kasterborous

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - by Hex Keyboards
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 09:06:23 »
filled the form! interested

Thanks! Appreciated!

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« Reply #4 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 09:11:14 »
Any chance you’d offer HHKB tops (with blockers)?

Offline Kasterborous

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - by Hex Keyboards
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 09:26:38 »
Any chance you’d offer HHKB tops (with blockers)?

Yes this is something we're taking into consideration

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« Reply #6 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 09:35:39 »
Nice board glwgb
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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - by Hex Keyboards
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 10:26:53 »
Really like this ideal & will support it! We've been needing to see innovation in the budget realm for quite awhile. Beyond Leandre's Klippe & Type-X (both of which are modified tray mounts), regular old stiff & uneven type feel tray mounts have been almost all that's available if you're looking to spend less than $150 on a case. I think this could shake that up big time & also it looks like it'll make an awesome test bed for those of us who are willing to spend more on customs. Color me interested, IC filled out. :thumb:

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« Reply #8 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 10:34:13 »
Really like this ideal & will support it! We've been needing to see innovation in the budget realm for quite awhile. Beyond Leandre's Klippe & Type-X (both of which are modified tray mounts), regular old stiff & uneven type feel tray mounts have been almost all that's available if you're looking to spend less than $150 on a case. I think this could shake that up big time & also it looks like it'll make an awesome test bed for those of us who are willing to spend more on customs. Color me interested, IC filled out. :thumb:

I’d love to throw some millmax sockets in and make this keyboard my goto test board.

Offline Version467

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« Reply #9 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 10:42:46 »
At that price point, you're going to run out of your 100 units in seconds. Definetely interested.

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« Reply #10 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 11:08:03 »
Filled out the IC  :thumb:

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« Reply #11 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 11:21:43 »
Very clean! Just when I thought I was done spending for the year, this might rope me back in if pricing is sub 150. Looking forward to seeing how this develops.
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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - by Hex Keyboards
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 11:58:19 »
Interested in ISO! Especially at a price point near $100, wtf.

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« Reply #13 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 13:20:09 »
Love the look, love the price.

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« Reply #14 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 13:35:04 »
I'm very excited about this especially because of the price! GLWIC

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« Reply #15 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 14:23:00 »
Does this include PCB? Or just case and plate?

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« Reply #16 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 14:27:07 »
Looks good, already filled the IC form.

Please don't include the PCB since DZ60 is easy to get and readily available. (If it means reducing cost or time).
And please allow a universal plate to use on any layout (hhkb, tsangan, WKL, ANSI).

Thanks

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« Reply #17 on: Sun, 09 February 2020, 15:05:19 »
I currently have a hs60 v3 iso so if its compatible (should be?) I'm in for iso

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« Reply #18 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 01:41:18 »
Any chance you’d offer HHKB tops (with blockers)?
+1

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« Reply #19 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 02:33:58 »
Lovely. I'm in.

And would be even more in if considered a bit thicker/deeper bottom to accommodate a battery for BLE PCBs. at least the option to it (with its costs of course).

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« Reply #20 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 03:47:03 »
Interested!



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« Reply #21 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 04:50:11 »
Interested as well!

Offline Kasterborous

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - by Hex Keyboards
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 05:28:40 »
Really like this ideal & will support it! We've been needing to see innovation in the budget realm for quite awhile. Beyond Leandre's Klippe & Type-X (both of which are modified tray mounts), regular old stiff & uneven type feel tray mounts have been almost all that's available if you're looking to spend less than $150 on a case. I think this could shake that up big time & also it looks like it'll make an awesome test bed for those of us who are willing to spend more on customs. Color me interested, IC filled out. :thumb:

Hahah, yes this was our intention when we set out to design and conceptualize this keyboard!

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« Reply #23 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 05:31:18 »
Does this include PCB? Or just case and plate?

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Looks good, already filled the IC form.

Please don't include the PCB since DZ60 is easy to get and readily available. (If it means reducing cost or time).
And please allow a universal plate to use on any layout (hhkb, tsangan, WKL, ANSI).

Thanks

This kit comes without PCB, however there is discussion right now on whether we should offer pcbs as an addon, for a price of course.
Keep in mind we're gonna be shipping from Singapore so as it is we'd rather you guys get PCBs from a vendor near you, rather than tank the costs of shipping from halfway around the world

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« Reply #24 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 08:25:26 »
The design to me looks similar to the Tofu but with thicker bezels and I love it, keep it simple like those renders and it will for sure be an interesting case; HHKB top would be even nicer imho
Also please consider making the bottom case compatible with a battery for BT PCBs, and I'd personally be happy to pay 200-220$ for the case bundled with a BT PCB :D
Btw I'm curious about the o-ring bottom mount, looking forward to try it!

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - by Hex Keyboards
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 14:56:11 »
Pricepoint seems very favorable for a lot of people - it's always nice to see the possibility of diversity, for people who are just now getting into building. Good luck, I'll be following!

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« Reply #26 on: Mon, 10 February 2020, 22:42:20 »
If the design/shape isn't final, have you thought about chamfered or rounded edges? It looks a bit too tofu-ish as it is.

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« Reply #27 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 01:14:43 »
Will the pcb supports alps switches?

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« Reply #28 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 05:27:29 »
If the design/shape isn't final, have you thought about chamfered or rounded edges? It looks a bit too tofu-ish as it is.

Would this not increase the price as a result of increased manufactering time?

Personally, I don't mind the similarities with the Tofu, as the mounting system is different enough to "justify" the similar looks.

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - by Hex Keyboards
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 08:17:27 »
If the design/shape isn't final, have you thought about chamfered or rounded edges? It looks a bit too tofu-ish as it is.

our intention was to keep the design language simple while also keeping production costs down. we could've added a lot of bells and whistles to set ourselves apart during the design process, but for this round of the hex.3c at least, our focus is more on price/performance.

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - by Hex Keyboards
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 13:11:51 »
Will the pcb supports alps switches?

as of right now the plate doesn't support alps. you will have to get your own pcb yourself.

However, the plate files will be released after the GB has concluded, so feel free to edit it to support your alps switches!

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« Reply #31 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 13:16:50 »
The Tofu v2 will have some competition

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« Reply #32 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 15:26:03 »
Interesting board, filled in the IC form. Rare to see boards in this price range that aren't tray mounts. Interesting to see if this mounting style can offer a softer bottom out.


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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - by Hex Keyboards
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 15:12:30 »
Definitely interested, looks like an interesting and cheap board, gl with this!

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« Reply #34 on: Wed, 12 February 2020, 17:09:57 »
This is awesome! I really hope this makes it to production and I can get my hands one it! Will this support boards like the DZ60?

Offline Kasterborous

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« Reply #35 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 09:17:31 »
Updated post!

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - by Hex Keyboards
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 09:20:51 »
This is awesome! I really hope this makes it to production and I can get my hands one it! Will this support boards like the DZ60?

yes. this keyboard should support dz60 and its various other iterations.

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« Reply #37 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 11:28:49 »
Any chance for other tops (HHKB, WKL)?

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« Reply #38 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 12:39:29 »
Looks nice! Few questions: Some of the screw holes are super deep. I doubt many people would have long keys for those. Also will you offer winkeyless top piece? And have you considered double o-rings per screw (in the order of screw, o-ring, plate, o-ring)?
        

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« Reply #39 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 21:51:21 »
Any chance for other tops (HHKB, WKL)?
Yes they will be offered. Do check the updates post below the main post for more details!

Looks nice! Few questions: Some of the screw holes are super deep. I doubt many people would have long keys for those. Also will you offer winkeyless top piece? And have you considered double o-rings per screw (in the order of screw, o-ring, plate, o-ring)?

We will be providing extra o-rings, so do feel free to experiment!


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« Reply #40 on: Thu, 13 February 2020, 22:22:14 »
Happy to see a lower end board. I see that you are not planning a weight which is fine if that helps get this out in that low price.
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« Reply #41 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 17:11:35 »
Will the cannon instant 60 fit

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - by Hex Keyboards
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 17:42:43 »
If I didn't already own 3 Klippes, I'd be all over this.

Good luck with this OP. Thank you for bringing an awesome looking budget option to the community!

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« Reply #43 on: Sat, 15 February 2020, 03:50:10 »
Make the universal also standard 6.25 bottom row...

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« Reply #44 on: Sat, 15 February 2020, 09:17:14 »
Personally I would really appreciate either a third plate option for tsangan style layouts or the inclusion of 7u bottom row support on the current "fixed" plate

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - by Hex Keyboards
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 15 February 2020, 10:48:40 »
Personally I would really appreciate either a third plate option for tsangan style layouts or the inclusion of 7u bottom row support on the current "fixed" plate


The universal plate exists for that layout.

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« Reply #46 on: Sat, 15 February 2020, 12:36:43 »
I think it would make more sense to offer 7u bottom row on the fixed plate and 6.25u on the universal plate. Quite a few European ISO layouts make frequent use of AltGr, which is reached more comfortably on a 6.25u bottom row.
Tbh, I just want a 7u fixed plate.

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« Reply #47 on: Sat, 15 February 2020, 16:57:38 »
Yep. For iso that universal plate makes no sense. Atleast if u use actual iso

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« Reply #48 on: Sun, 16 February 2020, 00:17:02 »
I think it would make more sense to offer 7u bottom row on the fixed plate and 6.25u on the universal plate. Quite a few European ISO layouts make frequent use of AltGr, which is reached more comfortably on a 6.25u bottom row.
Tbh, I just want a 7u fixed plate.

Yep. For iso that universal plate makes no sense. Atleast if u use actual iso

Points taken, we're reworking the plate right now.

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - by Hex Keyboards
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 16 February 2020, 06:37:32 »
Could you do an acrylic bottom case or add acrylic strips between the top and bottom cases for underglow? There doesn't seem to be too many options for rectangular 60% cases with underglow and there seems to be a demand for some since the duck viper v3 gb filled its 100 spots in one minute.

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« Reply #50 on: Sun, 16 February 2020, 09:31:08 »
Could you do an acrylic bottom case or add acrylic strips between the top and bottom cases for underglow? There doesn't seem to be too many options for rectangular 60% cases with underglow and there seems to be a demand for some since the duck viper v3 gb filled its 100 spots in one minute.
At this point, we're not going to be adjusting the design unless something catastrophic happens. For a first time runner, we believe that keeping things simple will benefit us due to our relative inexperience.
That said, we're planning to do a second round after this round concludes, with a limited 25 slots for polycarbonate housing. Do look out for that :)

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - A Premium Budget 60%
« Reply #51 on: Wed, 26 February 2020, 03:02:08 »
The prototype is currently in queue for production. ETA is before 5th March, but I would probably give it a couple more days. In the meantime, we also got in touch with dr_derivative for some cool ass renders with his new and immaculate keyset, the ePBT TA Origins. Check em out in our original post!

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« Reply #52 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 06:24:22 »
interested!

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« Reply #53 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 07:58:36 »
interested!

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« Reply #54 on: Fri, 13 March 2020, 09:57:11 »
Count me as interested.

I'm wanting to put in a XD75 PCB & so will have to do my own plate. Sharing a DXF file could help but I'm pretty sure I could replicate the demensions with enough precision. There could however be others interested in this as well as boardwalk, so that could be something to consider too.

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« Reply #55 on: Fri, 13 March 2020, 10:36:14 »
Interested.

Is it possible to add split space support to the universal plate? (I can make my own otherwise)
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« Reply #56 on: Fri, 13 March 2020, 12:02:11 »
Interested.

Is it possible to add split space support to the universal plate? (I can make my own otherwise)
+1

I'm interested in split space too. I'm keen on trying out a waffling60 PCB in one of these.

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« Reply #57 on: Sun, 15 March 2020, 20:59:14 »
Count me as interested.

I'm wanting to put in a XD75 PCB & so will have to do my own plate. Sharing a DXF file could help but I'm pretty sure I could replicate the demensions with enough precision. There could however be others interested in this as well as boardwalk, so that could be something to consider too.

Interested.

Is it possible to add split space support to the universal plate? (I can make my own otherwise)

Interested.

Is it possible to add split space support to the universal plate? (I can make my own otherwise)
+1

I'm interested in split space too. I'm keen on trying out a waffling60 PCB in one of these.

We will be releasing the plate files soon after we fulfill the first round of GB, so feel free to modify those to your own liking.

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - A Premium Budget 60%
« Reply #58 on: Sun, 15 March 2020, 22:22:33 »
Closing on 550 responses as of 16/3/20. Thank you guys for the tremendous support! We will be moving over to the GB phase once our second prototype arrives, and when the typing tests are completed.

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - A Premium Budget 60%
« Reply #59 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 02:51:41 »
Congrats on having so many responses. Dumb question: what if we decide to not use the plate, is it dangerous to go through with this 'plateless gasket' mount?

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« Reply #60 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 03:22:19 »
That plate looks interesting

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« Reply #61 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 08:08:50 »
Congrats on having so many responses. Dumb question: what if we decide to not use the plate, is it dangerous to go through with this 'plateless gasket' mount?

The PCB wouldn't have anywhere to mount properly without the plate, as the dimensions of the PCB would be smaller than where the plate will sit.
You can feel free to experiment with different plate materials and layouts once we get the plate files released though  :p

That plate looks interesting

Thanks!
« Last Edit: Mon, 23 March 2020, 05:07:14 by Kasterborous »

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - A Premium Budget 60%
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 07:54:52 »
Small update:

We're prepping for the GB to start within the next two weeks. More up to date pictures, renders and overall information can be found in our Discord. Thank you!

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - A Premium Budget 60%
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 08:08:07 »
Small update:

We're prepping for the GB to start within the next two weeks. More up to date pictures, renders and overall information can be found in our Discord. Thank you!

Can you please consider posting that information here as well? Not everyone uses Discord.
« Last Edit: Wed, 01 April 2020, 08:17:15 by tex_live_utility »
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Offline Kasterborous

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - A Premium Budget 60%
« Reply #64 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 08:12:56 »
Small update:

We're prepping for the GB to start within the next two weeks. More up to date pictures, renders and overall information can be found in our Discord. Thank you!

Can you please consider posting that information here as well? Not everyone uses Discord.

Yeah, I'm currently in the midst of updating the main post. I just thought discord would be the faster option since most of our updates go there first :)

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - A Premium Budget 60%
« Reply #65 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 08:17:52 »
Thanks.

$140 seems way too good to be true at these quantities. Is there any contingency at all for remaking defective parts? Is there at least a physical prototype?
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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - A Premium Budget 60%
« Reply #66 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 08:26:28 »
Thanks.

$140 seems way too good to be true at these quantities. Is there any contingency at all for remaking defective parts? Is there at least a physical prototype?

Yes we've got an agreement with the factory with regards to defective parts should it arise. 2nd prototype is on the way to us at the moment, will have more pictures and typing tests available in the next few days :)

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - A Premium Budget 60%
« Reply #67 on: Sun, 05 April 2020, 06:02:11 »
Love this! In for one!
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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - A Premium Budget 60%
« Reply #68 on: Sun, 05 April 2020, 13:22:36 »
Will it work with WT-60D?

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - A Premium Budget 60%
« Reply #69 on: Sun, 05 April 2020, 13:29:17 »
I dub thee Tofu Slayer! Absolute banger for the price.

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C - A Premium Budget 60%
« Reply #70 on: Sun, 05 April 2020, 21:17:03 »
Love this! In for one!

Thank you for the love!

Will it work with WT-60D?

Yes, it will! We have also made adjustments for the case to fit PCBs with mini-USB B ports, so older 60% PCBs (GH60 etc) would work with the 3C.

I dub thee Tofu Slayer! Absolute banger for the price.

Thank you!
With the 3C, we aim to provide a no-frills yet premium typing experience at an affordable price point.
The Tofu was the gateway drug to this hobby for many of us because of its build quality, affordability, and availability.
Hopefully, the HEX.3C can be mentioned under the same breath as the legendary Tofu someday ;)

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C GB STARTS 09/04/20!
« Reply #71 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 15:07:08 »
Hi all! The group buy will officially start on the 9th of April, 2200 hours GMT+8. Best of luck, and thanks for your support!

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C GB STARTS 09/04/20!
« Reply #72 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 16:24:50 »
Good luck on all of you joining this group buy. Unfortunately I'll have to wait out until a second run, but I'm interested to hear what people have to think about this board.

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« Reply #73 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 17:30:33 »
Not sure if this was already discussed and its pretty close to GB date.
Any chance to add a a rose gold option?
US shipping seems high, any chance to reduce that?

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C GB STARTS 09/04/20!
« Reply #74 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 19:25:34 »
Not sure if this was already discussed and its pretty close to GB date.
Any chance to add a a rose gold option?
US shipping seems high, any chance to reduce that?

whats the us shipping?

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C GB STARTS 09/04/20!
« Reply #75 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 20:49:30 »
Not sure if this was already discussed and its pretty close to GB date.
Any chance to add a a rose gold option?
US shipping seems high, any chance to reduce that?

Not sure if this was already discussed and its pretty close to GB date.
Any chance to add a a rose gold option?
US shipping seems high, any chance to reduce that?

whats the us shipping?

The price we got from our shipping partner was at USD 36. We will try looking for other options amidst these trying times. Shipping prices have been affected by the virus.
It's unlikely we'll add another color option as of now. But rose-gold will definitely be in our sights for the subsequent rounds.
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« Reply #76 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 22:36:45 »
What time is the GB starting? Is it on a separate site?
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Re: [IC] HEX.3C GB STARTS 09/04/20!
« Reply #77 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 06:53:41 »
What time is the GB starting? Is it on a separate site?

I'm currently waiting on the GB page to be approved by geekhack mods.

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« Reply #78 on: Wed, 08 April 2020, 00:59:06 »
This is very awesome

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« Reply #79 on: Wed, 08 April 2020, 09:52:44 »
very nice bros  :thumb:
can't wait to watch the sound test
hope it's good  :D

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C GB STARTS 09/04/20!
« Reply #80 on: Wed, 08 April 2020, 11:44:07 »
Is a DZ60 compatible with the WKL layout?

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C GB STARTS 09/04/20!
« Reply #81 on: Wed, 08 April 2020, 12:15:36 »
yeah it supports a wkl layout

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C GB STARTS 09/04/20!
« Reply #82 on: Wed, 08 April 2020, 12:15:58 »
Excited about this. I think I have a PCB laying around somewhere that I can use.

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C GB STARTS 09/04/20!
« Reply #83 on: Wed, 08 April 2020, 16:15:32 »
yeah it supports a wkl layout

Oh that's great!

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C GB STARTS 09/04/20!
« Reply #84 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 07:46:13 »
Around 1h 15mins to go to the GB, GB page still ain't approved, so do lookout for a post on /r/mm or join the discord to access the foem and join the GB. Thanks all, for your support :)

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C GB STARTS 09/04/20!
« Reply #85 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 19:47:02 »
IC filled!

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C GB STARTS 09/04/20!
« Reply #86 on: Thu, 09 April 2020, 20:00:32 »
IC filled!

GB is over so IC is done too

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C GB STARTS 09/04/20!
« Reply #87 on: Fri, 10 April 2020, 14:41:19 »
interested

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C GB STARTS 09/04/20!
« Reply #88 on: Wed, 15 April 2020, 14:12:07 »
Super excited for this board! But let me get this straight, it's $140 for the case(hhkb, wkl, regular of our choice?) + the plate + the poron foam? No pcb, correct?


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Re: [IC] HEX.3C GB STARTS 09/04/20!
« Reply #89 on: Wed, 15 April 2020, 15:10:08 »
Looks great! Good luck with the gb. If I may, round 2 would be great with a polycarb option (and maybe less sharp edges)

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Re: [IC] HEX.3C GB STARTS 09/04/20!
« Reply #90 on: Wed, 15 April 2020, 15:30:38 »
Super excited for this board! But let me get this straight, it's $140 for the case(hhkb, wkl, regular of our choice?) + the plate + the poron foam? No pcb, correct?

Correct plus shipping