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Offline KMPLSV

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Re: [IC] Eclipse - a "TKL" 60% Keyboard
« Reply #150 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 23:54:03 »
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Offline snurrebassen

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Re: [IC] Eclipse - a "TKL" 60% Keyboard
« Reply #151 on: Fri, 20 March 2020, 03:29:57 »
Any specific plans for the gasket material at this time? Poron seems like the hot material at the moment, but I'll admit I'm not a materials engineer and don't fully understand it.

Shoot! I thought I replied to you, I must have left a draft somewhere then.

I've been looking into different types of materials. I want to make assembly as simple as possible so I'm for the prototype I'm gonna try 3M silicone pads, which will be die cut to fit the case, and will already have an adhesive surface so every customer will assemble these themselves.

If the quality doesn't meet up with what I'm after, I'm gonna try silicone molded pads, which are expensive but will feel way more premium, and will have a smoother look, as you can shape them however you want. Attaching them to the case is another thing to think about though, since there are about 32 gaskets per case!

Offline Exemplar

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Re: [IC] Eclipse - a "TKL" 60% Keyboard
« Reply #152 on: Fri, 20 March 2020, 04:32:45 »
Great looking board. I personally dont like plate-mount stabs, but if that is changed, this would be a very easy buy for me. Great work.
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Offline snurrebassen

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Re: [IC] Eclipse - a "TKL" 60% Keyboard
« Reply #153 on: Fri, 20 March 2020, 04:36:54 »
Great looking board. I personally dont like plate-mount stabs, but if that is changed, this would be a very easy buy for me. Great work.
Thank you!
I'm a big user of screw in stabilizers myself so the plate is designed to fit both plate mount stabs and screw-in stabs :)


At least it should fit both....prototype will show!

Offline Shutter_Shock

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Re: [IC] Eclipse - a "TKL" 60% Keyboard
« Reply #154 on: Fri, 20 March 2020, 17:49:14 »
I am also curious about doing the strips in the other direction. Iíve always seen them running the length of the board left to right rather than front to back. It looks like the screw holes in this design might get in the way of that though. I think having strips running front to back should still give better traction than round dots, and they will still be less likely to accidentally come off.

I take back what I said. I just remembered that the Bauer has the rubber strip feet running front to back rather than left to right, and there didn't seem to be any problems with it when I checked out the proto at a meetup. Front to back is probably better for this board since left to right would interfere with the screws, and the strips would have to be placed too far in, reducing stability.

Great looking board. I personally dont like plate-mount stabs, but if that is changed, this would be a very easy buy for me. Great work.
Thank you!
I'm a big user of screw in stabilizers myself so the plate is designed to fit both plate mount stabs and screw-in stabs :)


At least it should fit both....prototype will show!

+1 for screw-in stabs. Zeal's are incredible.

Any specific plans for the gasket material at this time? Poron seems like the hot material at the moment, but I'll admit I'm not a materials engineer and don't fully understand it.

Shoot! I thought I replied to you, I must have left a draft somewhere then.

I've been looking into different types of materials. I want to make assembly as simple as possible so I'm for the prototype I'm gonna try 3M silicone pads, which will be die cut to fit the case, and will already have an adhesive surface so every customer will assemble these themselves.

If the quality doesn't meet up with what I'm after, I'm gonna try silicone molded pads, which are expensive but will feel way more premium, and will have a smoother look, as you can shape them however you want. Attaching them to the case is another thing to think about though, since there are about 32 gaskets per case!

Haha no problem; thanks for the reply! And sounds good! I trust your judgement for the material. Regarding attaching the gaskets, having customers do it definitely seems like the way to go. Maybe include a couple extra though in case of accidents?

Also hope everyone is staying safe and healthy in these trying times. Remember to periodically sanitize your keycaps!
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Offline noorejji

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Re: [IC] Eclipse - a "TKL" 60% Keyboard
« Reply #155 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 12:42:34 »
Will you offer to sell directly in Norway, or only through vendors?

Offline Darthbaggins

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Re: [IC] Eclipse - a "TKL" 60% Keyboard
« Reply #156 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 20:54:37 »
Now this sparked my interest, I've wanted a 65 but this hits all my happy places with its design.
               
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Offline TacoTypes

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Re: [IC] Eclipse - a "TKL" 60% Keyboard
« Reply #157 on: Wed, 25 March 2020, 09:48:52 »
This is honestly exactly what I was looking for. I hope it lands somewhere in my price range...
Love this layout much more than 65% and traditional TKL. I really hope we can get this bad boy out of IC and into GB.
My only special request is that the hot-swap stays! <3

Offline snurrebassen

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Re: [IC] Eclipse - a "TKL" 60% Keyboard
« Reply #158 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 06:39:11 »
Will you offer to sell directly in Norway, or only through vendors?
I don't have the experience nor contacts in Norway to sell this here. If I did, i definitely would, but Mykeyboard usually offers a refund for the VAT, so it should be fine :)

Now this sparked my interest, I've wanted a 65 but this hits all my happy places with its design.
Thank you, good to hear!!

This is honestly exactly what I was looking for. I hope it lands somewhere in my price range...
Love this layout much more than 65% and traditional TKL. I really hope we can get this bad boy out of IC and into GB.
My only special request is that the hot-swap stays! <3
Love to hear this. I've always felt that 65% layouts are incomplete in a way. There is something "asymmetrical" about it, which is why I wanted to do something like this instead.
Currently we have ordered the prototypes of each option this case will come in. Once the prototypes have been checked and worked with, this will be moved swiftly into GB :)

Offline noorejji

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Re: [IC] Eclipse - a "TKL" 60% Keyboard
« Reply #159 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 06:49:37 »
Will you offer to sell directly in Norway, or only through vendors?
I don't have the experience nor contacts in Norway to sell this here. If I did, i definitely would, but Mykeyboard usually offers a refund for the VAT, so it should be fine :)
I understand. I hope the Norwegian kroner will have recovered in time for the GB, Iím not joining any current GBís because of it.

Offline sendpie

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Re: [IC] Eclipse - a "TKL" 60% Keyboard
« Reply #160 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 13:23:15 »
lol i was just thinking about if only keyboards have a layout like this ...

Offline Tobu

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Re: [IC] Eclipse - a "TKL" 60% Keyboard
« Reply #161 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 13:49:04 »
Interested to hearing how this sounds. Any timeline on a prototype?

Offline snurrebassen

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Re: [IC] Eclipse - a &quot;TKL&quot; 60% Keyboard
« Reply #162 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 13:51:35 »
Interested to hearing how this sounds. Any timeline on a prototype?
No definite timeline yet. Prototypes are ordered though, and shouldnít be more than a few weeks to produce :)  Iím planning on streaming the build and testing of it, i will post info on this once I know more!


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Offline dPaK

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Re: [IC] Eclipse - a &quot;TKL&quot; 60% Keyboard
« Reply #163 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 15:34:11 »
Interested to hearing how this sounds. Any timeline on a prototype?
No definite timeline yet. Prototypes are ordered though, and shouldnít be more than a few weeks to produce :)  Iím planning on streaming the build and testing of it, i will post info on this once I know more!


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I'm in with this keyboard, I was looking for some tkl but have seen nothing special lately, but Eclipse looks beautiful and I want it. I'm looking towards this streaming build, it will be awesome. Good work dude.

Offline KZzzz

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Re: [IC] Eclipse - a "TKL" 60% Keyboard
« Reply #164 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 15:45:09 »
Really interested in this board! I also feel that 65% boards are not as good looking and can be overrated sometimes, this board just hits the spots perfectly for me! I think I will build a WKL for the symmetry, and I will use GMK Apollo to match the theme. Keep up the good work man, I really hope that this board hit the GB.

BTW, just a thought: what if the weight is not centered of the whole board but instead centered around the alphanumeric cluster (the 60% portion of the board)? I know this might be too late of a suggestion since you already ordered a prototype.

Anyway, thank you for doing all this, the community need more out-of-the-box ideas such as this one!





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Re: [IC] Eclipse - a "TKL" 60% Keyboard
« Reply #165 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 16:05:07 »
Sign me up, this is my new favorite layout

Offline dPaK

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Re: [IC] Eclipse - a "TKL" 60% Keyboard
« Reply #166 on: Sat, 28 March 2020, 18:33:37 »
I would like ALPS PCB option if it can be done. I could buy both the regular and alps version to try