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Offline Gondolindrim

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 17 February 2020, 23:25:22 »
Very interested in this board. Can't wait for it to reach GB stage. My only change request would be for an option for 3 keys to the right of the spacebar instead of 2.

Final word is bunnies', but I'm pretty sure we are not looking into adding or removing layout options right now
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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #51 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 09:22:24 »
I missed out on R1 but I think that I will not miss out this time, hopefully.  Looking forward to the start of this GB.
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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #52 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 15:53:55 »
Didn't see it on the IC form but I would want gold or rose gold

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #53 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 15:58:30 »
Team olive or dark dark army green checking in  :D

I doubt it's popular enough though tbh, so I was hoping for a raw option to have Cerakoted at a local place if this ends up not being a choice  :thumb:

Recently came into some job responsibilities that require a numpad so this is perfect!

Offline Fuzon

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #54 on: Wed, 19 February 2020, 17:10:52 »
A few questions. Would it be possible to have no logo on the brass weight or maybe substitute Austin with the same triangle from the front?

Second i haven't used a board lower than  7 degrees how much more different is this?

Its a beautiful board for sure, while i can't tell if the acoustics are up with the best of them, i can appreciate a nice full size layout without the space.

Offline Shikada

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #55 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 02:49:03 »
Will it be FCFS or random raffle? Asking because FCFS kinda nonsense at unholy times is a hard no for me :)

Offline driftingbunnies

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #56 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 07:45:56 »
A few questions. Would it be possible to have no logo on the brass weight or maybe substitute Austin with the same triangle from the front?

Second i haven't used a board lower than  7 degrees how much more different is this?

Its a beautiful board for sure, while i can't tell if the acoustics are up with the best of them, i can appreciate a nice full size layout without the space.

If I were to remove the logo from the brass weight for one person, I would have to do it for everyone. I'd like to keep down the number of variations as possible to keep QC high. Once you have your keyboard on your desk, I promise you won't notice the Austin on the weight.

5.5 vs 7 degrees is a 1.5 degree difference. There is a difference but it depends on how you type. I find 5.5 pretty comfortable but you can ask people in the discord how they like it.

Team olive or dark dark army green checking in  :D

I doubt it's popular enough though tbh, so I was hoping for a raw option to have Cerakoted at a local place if this ends up not being a choice  :thumb:

Recently came into some job responsibilities that require a numpad so this is perfect!

I'll have to ask my manufacturer but if I offer a raw option, that takes away a colored option for others.

Will it be FCFS or random raffle? Asking because FCFS kinda nonsense at unholy times is a hard no for me :)

For the GB, I plan to do FCFS again. It was set to 9AM CST last time which should be fairly reasonable for most people in the world except for hawaii. I did the random raffle for extras but I think it unfairly favors those who stumble upon the board vs those who have been waiting for it for a long time.

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #57 on: Thu, 20 February 2020, 16:10:28 »
Please let me in on this R2! Hoping for e-white :)

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #58 on: Fri, 21 February 2020, 07:37:38 »
Speaking of FCFS, will you have more total available boards to sell this time around?
Thanks

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #59 on: Fri, 21 February 2020, 10:49:11 »
austin r2 when

Offline Gondolindrim

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #60 on: Fri, 21 February 2020, 13:06:56 »
A pessimist will tell you the cup is half empty. An optimist will tell you the cup is half full. An engineer will tell you it's exactly twice the size it needs to be.

Offline godofdeath

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 25 February 2020, 18:38:20 »
I need this if I take up the accounting jobs
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Offline lazyfart

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #62 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 01:28:11 »
Quick question, what is a CF plate?

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #63 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 02:20:52 »
Quick question, what is a CF plate?

Carbon Fiber
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Offline Gondolindrim

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #64 on: Sat, 29 February 2020, 20:39:27 »
A pessimist will tell you the cup is half empty. An optimist will tell you the cup is half full. An engineer will tell you it's exactly twice the size it needs to be.


Offline absit

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #66 on: Wed, 04 March 2020, 10:06:18 »
I chose to pass the first time around. I'm going to have a really hard time maintaining that discipline a second time...

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Offline driftingbunnies

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #67 on: Wed, 04 March 2020, 10:49:12 »
Quick update - Protos have been paid for. I'm hoping to receive them by the end of April if there are no delays. I've decided to order an E-white one and Red one.

Currently the E-White, Black, and Gray are the most popular colors so I'll offer E-white and dark gray in order to split the difference between Black and Gray. I'll order color chips for the Gray, a blue gray, and light purple. Based on how those turn out, I'll announce the third color to go with E-white and Gray.

If everything goes smoothly, we can probably start the GB sometime in May.

Offline godofdeath

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #68 on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 05:57:23 »
Are there pics of the dark gray?
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Offline driftingbunnies

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #69 on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 15:40:39 »
Are there pics of the dark gray?

Nope, should get a chip of it once the prototypes arrive.

Offline Jupark

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #70 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 13:10:52 »
Missed r1 and was bummed out as Austin was End game material for me. Definitely will be waiting with my eyes peeled this time.

Also, super interested in seeing the “blue gray” option to see if it’d go with the KAT Atlantis I just joined..

Best of luck, and thanks for running another run!

Offline justin-

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #71 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 17:19:17 »
Very interested in picking one up. Hope there will be more available boards.

Thanks for running this!  :thumb:

Offline ITjanitor

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #72 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 20:21:10 »
Just checking in here...  Looks like R2 going to be announced soon?

Offline J3ff_Leopard

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #73 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 23:29:23 »
Just checking in here...  Looks like R2 going to be announced soon?

Quick update - Protos have been paid for. I'm hoping to receive them by the end of April if there are no delays....If everything goes smoothly, we can probably start the GB sometime in May.

Fifth comment above yours, summarized.

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Offline ITjanitor

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size)
« Reply #74 on: Wed, 11 March 2020, 05:56:23 »
My bad...  Missed it completely...

Offline Spiftacu1ar

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - Updates at bottom of OP
« Reply #75 on: Sun, 29 March 2020, 10:56:50 »
Really want an orange case, but that might be a pipe dream

Offline amarotea

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - Updates at bottom of OP
« Reply #76 on: Sun, 29 March 2020, 12:18:02 »
Beyond interested. Hope everything works out—looking forward to May

Offline toxic_munkii

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - Updates at bottom of OP
« Reply #77 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 02:08:13 »
Absolutely gorgeous board DB. Counting the days until GB  :thumb:

Offline fantasyrunner

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - Updates at bottom of OP
« Reply #78 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 15:55:56 »
I am so in for a R2!!! Been wanting this board for so long, was so sad I missed the initial GB. Would love anything Oynx Black for me!

Offline datAintFalc0

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - Updates at bottom of OP
« Reply #79 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 18:04:56 »
this is so dope - filled out the IC form a while back, still excited

Offline Whale_algorithm

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - Updates at bottom of OP
« Reply #80 on: Sat, 11 April 2020, 11:50:11 »
In. Would anyone be willing to offer assembly service for this (for a fee of course)?

Offline thornkin

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - Updates at bottom of OP
« Reply #81 on: Sat, 11 April 2020, 12:11:42 »
Lots of people out there who will build it for you. Check out Apiary Keyboards.

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - Updates at bottom of OP
« Reply #82 on: Sun, 12 April 2020, 18:54:28 »
looking forward to this drop. missed r1  :(

Offline MechKeys122

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - Updates at bottom of OP
« Reply #83 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 20:27:13 »
Would it be possible to add the option to turn the LEDs under Caps, Scroll and Num into either indicator lights or regular backlights? I think the KBD8X MKII for example has physical switches on the pcb for changing those LEDs between indicator or backlight mode. I know there are indicator lights in that triangle area as well.

I had some other questions about the board as well. For the backlight LEDs, is it just all lights on or all lights off? Can brightness or anything else be controlled? Is there enough room in the case to fit some sound dampening foam under the pcb if i wanted to? Like some sorbothane maybe?


Offline driftingbunnies

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - Updates at bottom of OP
« Reply #84 on: Fri, 24 April 2020, 22:32:14 »
Would it be possible to add the option to turn the LEDs under Caps, Scroll and Num into either indicator lights or regular backlights? I think the KBD8X MKII for example has physical switches on the pcb for changing those LEDs between indicator or backlight mode. I know there are indicator lights in that triangle area as well.

I had some other questions about the board as well. For the backlight LEDs, is it just all lights on or all lights off? Can brightness or anything else be controlled? Is there enough room in the case to fit some sound dampening foam under the pcb if i wanted to? Like some sorbothane maybe?

We don't have a switch to change Caps, Scroll, and Num to be indicator or backlights. I believe they're currently just on the backlight pin and I'm not sure if QMK is able to pick out that key for the indicators. Out of all the boards out there, I think I've seen one person actually install backlights on the PCB. All backlight modes will based on what QMK can do. R2 will have less space between the PCB and the bottom piece but there is always space, just depends on how thick of a foam you want to use.

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - Updates at bottom of OP
« Reply #85 on: Sat, 25 April 2020, 03:12:02 »
interested in these !

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - Updates at bottom of OP
« Reply #86 on: Sat, 25 April 2020, 04:12:20 »
Never cared for full size until this. So in.

Will Polycarb be an option?

Offline driftingbunnies

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - Updates at bottom of OP
« Reply #87 on: Wed, 29 April 2020, 10:11:18 »
Never cared for full size until this. So in.

Will Polycarb be an option?

Polycarb will not be available for R2. We're looking into it for future rounds...


Side note - I plan to do a short stream on Friday to highlight the differences between R1 and R2. More details about the GB and rollout plan will be announced this weekend!

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Are we allowed to sign up for 2 or is there a limit of 1 per customer?

Offline driftingbunnies

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Are we allowed to sign up for 2 or is there a limit of 1 per customer?

It will be limit 1 per order.

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - HUGE UPDATES!
« Reply #90 on: Sat, 02 May 2020, 08:38:36 »
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International Buyers - Anyone outside of the US will be able to purchase through ilumkb (https://www.ilumkb.com). A product page will be available the day before and a google form will be in the description. GB starts at 3PM SGT on May 16th. Hopefully this time should work for those in EU and Asia. There will be 75 units, FCFS. For those who miss out on the US

I'm a little confused by the last sentence. 3PM SGT on May 16th is actually earlier than 10am CT on May 16th (the US/CAN gb date and time). So how are those who miss out on the US gb getting onboard the international gb? Or am I converting times incorrectly?

Also, are international folks permitted to join the US/CAN gb, just as how US/CAN folks can participate in the international gb?

Offline driftingbunnies

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - HUGE UPDATES!
« Reply #91 on: Sat, 02 May 2020, 08:45:14 »
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International Buyers - Anyone outside of the US will be able to purchase through ilumkb (https://www.ilumkb.com). A product page will be available the day before and a google form will be in the description. GB starts at 3PM SGT on May 16th. Hopefully this time should work for those in EU and Asia. There will be 75 units, FCFS. For those who miss out on the US

I'm a little confused by the last sentence. 3PM SGT on May 16th is actually earlier than 10am CT on May 16th (the US/CAN gb date and time). So how are those who miss out on the US gb getting onboard the international gb? Or am I converting times incorrectly?

Also, are international folks permitted to join the US/CAN gb, just as how US/CAN folks can participate in the international gb?

Haha woops, you're right. That is earlier than the US one. International folks won't be able to join mine because I will be disabling any international shipping. I can't stop US people from entering the international one but hopefully the early time will deter them.

I've taken away that part of the sentence on the OP.

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - HUGE UPDATES!
« Reply #92 on: Sat, 02 May 2020, 09:53:48 »
looking fabulous mate, the cabernet red is stunning!

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - HUGE UPDATES!
« Reply #93 on: Sat, 02 May 2020, 11:08:08 »
Stalking this. Need a full size custom, and this be it

Offline Fuzon

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - HUGE UPDATES!
« Reply #94 on: Sat, 02 May 2020, 15:04:51 »
will the bump on only come in white? They really stand out on the red.. a subtle black or color match would be a nice option

Offline driftingbunnies

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - HUGE UPDATES!
« Reply #95 on: Sat, 02 May 2020, 15:06:15 »
will the bump on only come in white? They really stand out on the red.. a subtle black or color match would be a nice option

The bumpon for the prototypes are just a sample from the plastic company. I was planning on using black ones. :)

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - HUGE UPDATES!
« Reply #96 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 09:45:20 »
Does the PCB support Bluetooth bro?

Offline driftingbunnies

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - HUGE UPDATES!
« Reply #97 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 09:57:46 »
Does the PCB support Bluetooth bro?

It does not, sorry.

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - HUGE UPDATES!
« Reply #98 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 10:14:38 »
Does the PCB support Bluetooth bro?

It does not, sorry.
Thank you a lot. It is sad to hear this :(

Offline Whale_algorithm

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Re: [IC] Austin r2 (Compact Full Size) - HUGE UPDATES!
« Reply #99 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 10:19:34 »
Sorry if this is a dumb question. What all stabs are required for the second layout with three keys on the bottom left? I’m guessing 6x2u and 1x6.25. Thanks
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