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Offline Abec13

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[IC] The Adélie - Premium 50%+ Keyboard | Prototypes Ordered
« on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 18:29:38 »

Hello everyone.

Welcome to the Adélie [Ah-day-lee].

Pronunciation may vary by your region, this is how the English pronounce it an how I will be saying it.


IC Form: https://forms.gle/NyBcXXk8jVNVA975A

Inspiration
As more people should, I take this hobby pretty lightly. The Adélie is named after a type of penguin. I like penguins.
The board layout inspiration comes from a combination of the CA66, my previous board the 45-ATS, and the TMO50 v1.
The board shape inspiration comes from a combination of the CA66, Elephant S7, and the side "weights" are something that I pulled from the GMK Q100.
There was a lot of interest in the 45-ATS but some people were wishing for the full punctuation. I hear your call - here's my answer.

Board Details
Gasket mount.
6 Degree typing angle.
Side weight accents.
WS28 Indicator LED's underneath the caps like newer Minivan.
Daughter board, centered USB.
[Bottom/Internal] Brass Weight.
Approx. 1.94 kg [4.285 lbs] unbuilt assuming brass plate.

Color Options
Black - Brass, PVD Chrome Weights
Dark Navy - Brass, PVD Chrome Weights
Rose Red - Brass, Sandblasted Weights
E-White - Copper, Sandblasted Weights

Color options are only speculated; materials and finishes are not final.
Anticipating offering other plate options.

Pricing
Idk, a lot probably. This board consists of 6 unique parts not including PCB, gaskets, etc.
Ball parking: low-$400 USD.

Status
The board model are complete, the PCB is complete. Ordering prototypes soon. <3

Layout


Group Buy Details
I am looking to run this through vendor(s) to have a larger quantity depending on interest level.
Hopefully before or at the beginning of Summer.

Renders

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IC Form: https://forms.gle/NyBcXXk8jVNVA975A

To do list:
Find vendors.
Decide GB Date and quantities.


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Timeline
03.18.2020
Interest Check Created

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Shoutouts and credits:

Thanks for reading this far. Huge thanks to Upas, Gok, for help with modeling recommendations.
Thanks to Sour for help with the logo, and providing render backdrops.
Thanks to the 40s discord for being a place to boot up these kind of projects.








yes nat this is exactly the same format as the other IC page, thank you.
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Re: [IC] The Adélie - Premium 50%+ Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 18:31:14 »
Got the 45-ATS, going to get this. Love it.

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« Reply #2 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 18:37:37 »
I DO NOT like sub 60s....
but I love the hell out of this. Good grief. Please add R1. If you don't, I'll still try to buy this.

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Re: [IC] The Adélie - Premium 50%+ Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 18:43:06 »
Will be my first <60% if this comes to fruition. Beautiful.

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Re: [IC] The Adélie - Premium 50%+ Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 18:49:43 »
Its finally happening! Looks great :)

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« Reply #5 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 18:51:15 »
This looks so good. Definitely interested. Hoping for electro-static discharge protection and VIA Configurator support. Absolutely would be happy to pay over $400 if ESD is included. Thanks for making such a cool design, my dude.

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« Reply #6 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 19:04:25 »
Super cool! Is there any chance of a HHKB-like top with a 1.25u blocker on the left corner?

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« Reply #7 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 19:08:43 »
Good layout. As a left thumb space user, I appreciate the larger 2.75u space key being on the left side; however, you might want to support the inverse option as well for people who prefer to input space with their right hand.

Also, any chance that centered stem 6u space could be supported instead of (or at least alongside) off-centered?
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« Reply #8 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 19:13:09 »
Super cool! Is there any chance of a HHKB-like top with a 1.25u blocker on the left corner?

I.. wouldn't count on it. We'll see what the masses say.

Good layout. As a left thumb space user, I appreciate the larger 2.75u space key being on the left side; however, you might want to support the inverse option as well for people who prefer to input space with their right hand.

Also, any chance that centered stem 6u space could be supported instead of (or at least in addition to) off-centered?

The bottom row is already swiss cheese. The current space configurations has the intentions of centering the split bar at G & H and I will not be adding the reverse.

Off centered 6u saved some area of the bottom row.
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« Reply #9 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 19:16:14 »
Abec whipping out straight heat again

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Re: [IC] The Adélie - Premium 50%+ Keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 19:19:09 »
Not a fan of the artisan layout choice. If you could switch the $1213 artisan spot with a $1150 artisan spot so us non-fatcats could afford to fill it out i'm in.

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Re: [IC] The Adélie - Premium 50%+ Keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 19:27:28 »
Good layout. As a left thumb space user, I appreciate the larger 2.75u space key being on the left side; however, you might want to support the inverse option as well for people who prefer to input space with their right hand.

Also, any chance that centered stem 6u space could be supported instead of (or at least in addition to) off-centered?

The bottom row is already swiss cheese. The current space configurations has the intentions of centering the split bar at G & H and I will not be adding the reverse.

Off centered 6u saved some area of the bottom row.

I figured as much. Alright, that's reasonable. Personally, I don't mind; I'm glad to see that 2.75u+2.25u won out this time around.

Follow-up question: status LEDs in the vertical 0.5u space above the arrows, ŕ la Volcano660 (oh, and 45-ATS too I guess)?
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« Reply #12 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 19:39:00 »
Im in!

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« Reply #13 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 19:57:06 »
Looks absolutely incredible. Was just working on something similar to this earlier today, but I guess that has been shelved because this is just amazing. Best of luck!  :thumb:

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« Reply #14 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 20:19:11 »
As a person who wasn't able to pick up the 45-ATS, thank you for this second chance.
 

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« Reply #15 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 20:33:45 »
Absolutely love the look, but that weird gap around the arrows turns me off every time. 😭

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« Reply #16 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 20:45:01 »
Damn. Well. Didnt think I'd need a 50 in my layout hunt but these curves are real nice.

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« Reply #17 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 20:47:40 »
I love how realistic the artisan slots are  ;D

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« Reply #18 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 20:52:16 »
I would prefer a premium  CA66. I NEED MY NUMBERS!

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« Reply #19 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 21:14:33 »
Can't deal with the lack of numrow on sub 60% personally but the design is lovely. Best of luck.

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« Reply #20 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 21:18:58 »
Good layout. As a left thumb space user, I appreciate the larger 2.75u space key being on the left side; however, you might want to support the inverse option as well for people who prefer to input space with their right hand.

Also, any chance that centered stem 6u space could be supported instead of (or at least in addition to) off-centered?

The bottom row is already swiss cheese. The current space configurations has the intentions of centering the split bar at G & H and I will not be adding the reverse.

Off centered 6u saved some area of the bottom row.

I figured as much. Alright, that's reasonable. Personally, I don't mind; I'm glad to see that 2.75u+2.25u won out this time around.

Follow-up question: status LEDs in the vertical 0.5u space above the arrows, ŕ la Volcano660 (oh, and 45-ATS too I guess)?

RGB LED's reside under/between the Esc-Q-W keys with a small hole in the plate for the led to shine through. Please read under Board Details
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« Reply #21 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 21:22:33 »
I love this, I have never wanted a sub 60% board more in my life.  I am sure this isn't an option, but I think it would look killer with a left side HHKB Blocker.

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« Reply #22 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 21:23:58 »
Yeah. Not gonna lie. Redo this case style with num row and it's an instant cop. I love the curve of the case. Dropping num row is just painful. Hopefully this comes back in some 65 format later. Love the aesthetic.

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« Reply #23 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 21:29:44 »
Another wonder in the works! Congrats Abec!!

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« Reply #24 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 21:48:09 »
Another vote for blocked bottom left corner ala hhkb

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« Reply #25 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 21:54:51 »
Holy cow. This board is beautiful. I appreciate immensely that question mark, right brackets, and quotation marks were important considerations for the layout. One of the biggest turn offs for 40s/50s for me is these keys missing.

I’m watching with hopeful eyes.

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« Reply #26 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 22:07:17 »
Follow-up question: status LEDs in the vertical 0.5u space above the arrows, ŕ la Volcano660 (oh, and 45-ATS too I guess)?

RGB LED's reside under/between the Esc-Q-W keys with a small hole in the plate for the led to shine through. Please read under Board Details

Interesting. Any particular reason why you decided to go that route instead of topside indicator LEDs like on the 45-ATS? I think the latter would look nicer and cleaner on this board as there would be no light bleed around the keycaps. Also, it would make it easier to tell which LEDs are on at a glance, I think. To me, those LEDs on the Minivan feel like an afterthought.
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« Reply #27 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 23:18:26 »
Pretty sub60. Also that right column  :D

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« Reply #28 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 23:25:13 »
Wait for navy sample

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« Reply #29 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 00:13:58 »
The side panels rock. That's one awesome looking board.

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Re: [IC] The Adélie - Premium 50%+ Keyboard
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 00:14:09 »
Follow-up question: status LEDs in the vertical 0.5u space above the arrows, ŕ la Volcano660 (oh, and 45-ATS too I guess)?

RGB LED's reside under/between the Esc-Q-W keys with a small hole in the plate for the led to shine through. Please read under Board Details

Interesting. Any particular reason why you decided to go that route instead of topside indicator LEDs like on the 45-ATS? I think the latter would look nicer and cleaner on this board as there would be no light bleed around the keycaps. Also, it would make it easier to tell which LEDs are on at a glance, I think. To me, those LEDs on the Minivan feel like an afterthought.



I think that LED holes here wouldn't be as clean as the aesthetic I'm going for. The underglow LED's like on the minivan can be different colors upon different actions and there are 3, so you should have no trouble identifying the actions.
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« Reply #31 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 00:30:03 »
nice

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« Reply #32 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 00:38:03 »
Follow-up question: status LEDs in the vertical 0.5u space above the arrows, ŕ la Volcano660 (oh, and 45-ATS too I guess)?

RGB LED's reside under/between the Esc-Q-W keys with a small hole in the plate for the led to shine through. Please read under Board Details

Interesting. Any particular reason why you decided to go that route instead of topside indicator LEDs like on the 45-ATS? I think the latter would look nicer and cleaner on this board as there would be no light bleed around the keycaps. Also, it would make it easier to tell which LEDs are on at a glance, I think. To me, those LEDs on the Minivan feel like an afterthought.



I think that LED holes here wouldn't be as clean as the aesthetic I'm going for. The underglow LED's like on the minivan can be different colors upon different actions and there are 3, so you should have no trouble identifying the actions.

I also think underglow from the plate side may look cheap while your baseline design is neat and fluid making it look fancy and luxurious.
How about top side above usb port?

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« Reply #33 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 00:39:14 »
Not a fan of the artisan layout choice. If you could switch the $1213 artisan spot with a $1150 artisan spot so us non-fatcats could afford to fill it out i'm in.
I saw this a few times but didn't care but all of sudden became very curious.
Is there practical meaning on the numbers?

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« Reply #34 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 01:39:41 »
Yesss!! The IC is finally happening!

I didn't realize you were influenced by the CA66. That's the board that got me into mechanical keyboards! I always hoped I'd be able to find a more portable board with a similar aesthetic. (: Thanks Abec~ You read my mind without me even realizing it.

On another note. I love the logo on the weight. It looks great even without the case. I'd be interested in having the logo made into a desk thing. Would that be something you'd consider down the line?

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« Reply #35 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 02:39:24 »
This one feels very friendly! Congratulations!
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« Reply #36 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 04:22:11 »
Not my size and layout, but it is so beautiful!
I'm sure peeps who love <60% would love it.
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« Reply #37 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 04:30:17 »
Wow that looks great, good job! Shame on the size, I'd love it as a 60! :)

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« Reply #38 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 05:00:34 »
Soooooooo... I guess I'm the only one who looked at the logo this way huh?
Cool cool cool.





Perfect for a keyboard bottom, surely?
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« Reply #39 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 05:15:23 »
I think that LED holes here wouldn't be as clean as the aesthetic I'm going for. The underglow LED's like on the minivan can be different colors upon different actions and there are 3, so you should have no trouble identifying the actions.

My problem with that is that I don't want to use multicolored indicators if I'm going for a clean aesthetic. For example, if I put Apollo on a black Adélie like in your renders, I wouldn't want to use red or green LEDs as that would just look bad. And if the colors are all the same, the LEDs being under the keys makes it harder to tell at a glance which ones are on. Not to mention that it hardly screams “premium”.

Have you considered microperforations for the indicator holes? They look clean and are pretty much invisible when the LEDs are off. I think they would be a good match for this design.

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« Reply #40 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 05:30:39 »
Are the colors final? I'm pining for dark green, but the e-white looks sick.

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« Reply #41 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 06:38:31 »
Absolutely must have. This is gorgeous. Great work!

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« Reply #42 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 07:13:36 »
Several members pinged me about this IC since I have a mild obsession with Penguins.

Never bothered with anything below 65%..... but I will give an exception to this one.

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« Reply #43 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 07:50:14 »
Fantastic work. Upset I couldn't get in on the 45-ATS but I will definitely try my luck here  :thumb:

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« Reply #44 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 08:49:36 »
I think that LED holes here wouldn't be as clean as the aesthetic I'm going for. The underglow LED's like on the minivan can be different colors upon different actions and there are 3, so you should have no trouble identifying the actions.

My problem with that is that I don't want to use multicolored indicators if I'm going for a clean aesthetic. For example, if I put Apollo on a black Adélie like in your renders, I wouldn't want to use red or green LEDs as that would just look bad. And if the colors are all the same, the LEDs being under the keys makes it harder to tell at a glance which ones are on. Not to mention that it hardly screams “premium”.

Have you considered microperforations for the indicator holes? They look clean and are pretty much invisible when the LEDs are off. I think they would be a good match for this design.

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I am typing on a volcano right now, I know what they look like. Pretty much, and actually invisible are a bit different. I'll consider it if it's something I regret at the proto phase, but at the moment this is where I'm going with this.
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« Reply #45 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 09:06:04 »
I am typing on a volcano right now, I know what they look like. Pretty much, and actually invisible are a bit different. I'll consider it if it's something I regret at the proto phase, but at the moment this is where I'm going with this.

Fair enough. Either way, I'm excited to see those protos!

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« Reply #46 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 09:10:18 »
Ufff, this is lovely. Almost like it more than Cajal  :eek:

Will def keep an eye out for this!

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« Reply #47 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 09:25:54 »
Just shut up and take my money now before it's gone. Love you.

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« Reply #48 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 10:08:53 »
wow very interested
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« Reply #49 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 12:40:34 »
Looks Awesome! Any chance this will also have alps support?

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« Reply #50 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 12:43:56 »
The more I look at this the more convinced I am... This layout is sick

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« Reply #51 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 13:07:53 »
Soooooooo... I guess I'm the only one who looked at the logo this way huh?
Cool cool cool.

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Perfect for a keyboard bottom, surely?

Most people see what they want to see. ;)
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« Reply #52 on: Thu, 19 March 2020, 13:53:00 »
Dear god why did I have to click on this thread, now I have to have one

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« Reply #53 on: Sun, 22 March 2020, 23:56:07 »
Prototypes have been ordered.
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« Reply #54 on: Mon, 23 March 2020, 09:21:43 »
Sigh... there's just no escaping from the vortex huh? First the Lynx50, then this... all I can hope for that it'll take another while to get the GB rolling :D

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« Reply #55 on: Fri, 27 March 2020, 07:24:43 »
I love this. Definitely in for one if this becomes a reality.

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« Reply #56 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 18:48:54 »
Very interested, even though I've never gone under 65% before. I love the black and chrome!
Any update on whether it will be VIA configurable, and ESD?

I don't know how to quote, but I agree with konstantin's sentiment that multicoloured indicator lights wouldn't really suit colour-themed builds, unless you can configure the colours. I'd prefer separate indicator lights than underglow.

Only bonus would be hotswap but that would probably reduce layout compatibility. Very keen to see it progress!

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« Reply #57 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 11:41:50 »
Very interested, even though I've never gone under 65% before. I love the black and chrome!
Any update on whether it will be VIA configurable, and ESD?

I don't know how to quote, but I agree with konstantin's sentiment that multicoloured indicator lights wouldn't really suit colour-themed builds, unless you can configure the colours. I'd prefer separate indicator lights than underglow.

Only bonus would be hotswap but that would probably reduce layout compatibility. Very keen to see it progress!

This will have ESD protection. The lights are RGB and are color addressable.
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« Reply #58 on: Sun, 05 April 2020, 18:18:50 »
necessary buy? necessary buy.

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Re: [IC] The Adélie - Premium 50%+ Keyboard | Prototypes Ordered
« Reply #59 on: Sun, 05 April 2020, 18:49:56 »
necessary buy? necessary buy.

This. Didn't think I'd ever be so down for a sub-60% keyboard, yet here we are.

Re: [IC] The Adélie - Premium 50%+ Keyboard | Prototypes Ordered
« Reply #60 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 00:38:39 »
Well, I just hope it won't run too soon. Filled the IC form.

Is there any option for the rotary encoder in the right column? I personally detest artisans in any way, so encoder would make this space at least reasonable.

BTW, +1 for HHKB blocker option on the left.

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« Reply #61 on: Sat, 11 April 2020, 13:35:20 »
Damn. To echo others, I am usually not a fan at all of <60%, but there is something about this. I’m in for sure.

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« Reply #62 on: Sun, 12 April 2020, 07:05:20 »
I love the design and the board looks really beautiful, however I just am not able to give up on the number row.  I hope this comes back again with numbers.  Good luck on a great looking board.
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« Reply #63 on: Mon, 13 April 2020, 16:36:42 »
Actually interesting. Gotta say, I like the side wall accent pieces.

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« Reply #64 on: Mon, 13 April 2020, 17:12:47 »
I type pretty comfortably on my little orthos and the main thing stopping me from going after any of these cute layout miniboards is not including all the alphas (besides number row).  But sometimes I wish my planck could just have t nav arrows and a couple extra keys for things I don’t want to waste time hitting function layers for.  You nailed all that critieria, but then add gaskets, stagger, separated cluster aesthetics... I’m in.
That red color choice is ridiculously appealing!

I am definitely following this, just need to look for some $1213 and $583 artisans now.
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« Reply #65 on: Mon, 13 April 2020, 17:34:27 »
I type pretty comfortably on my little orthos and the main thing stopping me from going after any of these cute layout miniboards is the omission of all the alphas (besides number row).  But sometimes I wish my planck could just have t nav arrows and a couple extra keysfor things I don’t want to waste time hitting function layers for.  You nailed all that crtieria, but then add gaskets, stagger, separated cluster aesthetics... I’m in.
That red color choice is ridiculously appealing!

I am definitely following this, just need to look for some $1213 and $583 artisans now.

Does the dollar amount mean anything?

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Re: [IC] The Adélie - Premium 50%+ Keyboard | Prototypes Ordered
« Reply #66 on: Mon, 13 April 2020, 17:38:57 »
I type pretty comfortably on my little orthos and the main thing stopping me from going after any of these cute layout miniboards is the omission of all the alphas (besides number row).  But sometimes I wish my planck could just have t nav arrows and a couple extra keysfor things I don’t want to waste time hitting function layers for.  You nailed all that crtieria, but then add gaskets, stagger, separated cluster aesthetics... I’m in.
That red color choice is ridiculously appealing!

I am definitely following this, just need to look for some $1213 and $583 artisans now.

Does the dollar amount mean anything?

look at the layout diagram  ;)

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« Reply #67 on: Mon, 13 April 2020, 17:40:10 »
IC filled. Thread subscribed. Funding set aside.

I'm all in.
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Re: [IC] The Adélie - Premium 50%+ Keyboard | Prototypes Ordered
« Reply #68 on: Mon, 13 April 2020, 18:14:37 »
I type pretty comfortably on my little orthos and the main thing stopping me from going after any of these cute layout miniboards is the omission of all the alphas (besides number row).  But sometimes I wish my planck could just have t nav arrows and a couple extra keysfor things I don’t want to waste time hitting function layers for.  You nailed all that crtieria, but then add gaskets, stagger, separated cluster aesthetics... I’m in.
That red color choice is ridiculously appealing!

I am definitely following this, just need to look for some $1213 and $583 artisans now.

Does the dollar amount mean anything?

look at the layout diagram  ;)

My question is why it is called 1213 and 583 instead of 3294932748723 or 3

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« Reply #69 on: Mon, 13 April 2020, 21:31:09 »
sent ya a message OP ;)
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« Reply #70 on: Mon, 13 April 2020, 22:41:43 »
So good
Are the cases polished?

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« Reply #71 on: Mon, 13 April 2020, 23:08:52 »
So good
Are the cases polished?

In theory there were going to be Chrome PVD Brass but we're working on getting some quotes to see about polished Stainless Steel. Stay tuned!
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« Reply #72 on: Tue, 14 April 2020, 06:52:21 »
I never thought I would want a 50% coming to this hobby, well here I am, I want one

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« Reply #73 on: Tue, 14 April 2020, 18:07:44 »
I would purchase this immediately

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« Reply #74 on: Tue, 14 April 2020, 18:22:30 »
So good
Are the cases polished?

In theory there were going to be Chrome PVD Brass but we're working on getting some quotes to see about polished Stainless Steel. Stay tuned!

This will be sick! Stainless steel might be more cost-efficient and more easy to achieve I think. I am totally done with PVD'ing large items.

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« Reply #75 on: Tue, 14 April 2020, 18:52:54 »
So good
Are the cases polished?

In theory there were going to be Chrome PVD Brass but we're working on getting some quotes to see about polished Stainless Steel. Stay tuned!

This will be sick! Stainless steel might be more cost-efficient and more easy to achieve I think. I am totally done with PVD'ing large items.

Still PVD is more scratch resistant?

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« Reply #76 on: Tue, 14 April 2020, 20:37:10 »
So good
Are the cases polished?

In theory there were going to be Chrome PVD Brass but we're working on getting some quotes to see about polished Stainless Steel. Stay tuned!

This will be sick! Stainless steel might be more cost-efficient and more easy to achieve I think. I am totally done with PVD'ing large items.
fortunately the exposed portion of the weight is flat and of small surface area. Unlike many weight designs that feature a large rectangle, only the penguin peaks through. Similar to the Think you put on my shelf :)
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« Reply #77 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 12:49:20 »
I understand the issues that the COVID situation has brought to chinese manufacturing, but I'm curious if the prototypes have been delivered or even made yet.

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« Reply #78 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 14:27:33 »
Love it, looking forward to the prototypes. ?/ and "' keys missing from sub 60s have been killer for me so this is great.

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« Reply #79 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 14:36:12 »
Contrary to many I' coming from much much smaller layouts, but really love this one!
Compliment! Hope one would be affordable to have in Italy! :)

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« Reply #80 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 17:23:48 »
Super Excited for this! Missed the 45 ATS. Hopefully I can get in on this one. Keep up the good work Abec!

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« Reply #81 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 18:33:42 »
This layout and whole style of the board is really cool!

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« Reply #82 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 19:32:54 »
Super Excited for this! Missed the 45 ATS. Hopefully I can get in on this one. Keep up the good work Abec!

Love it, looking forward to the prototypes. ?/ and "' keys missing from sub 60s have been killer for me so this is great.

This layout and whole style of the board is really cool!

Contrary to many I' coming from much much smaller layouts, but really love this one!
Compliment! Hope one would be affordable to have in Italy! :)

Thanks all so much for the kind words!!!

I understand the issues that the COVID situation has brought to chinese manufacturing, but I'm curious if the prototypes have been delivered or even made yet.

Protos are expected end of may beginning of June.
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« Reply #83 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 03:09:26 »
Any updates on the status of the IC?
I really need this in my life.

Re: [IC] The Adélie - Premium 50%+ Keyboard | Prototypes Ordered
« Reply #84 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 04:02:53 »
Any option to get encoder-compatible PCB?

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« Reply #85 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 04:37:24 »
So you'll be making a 65% next with the a similar design yes?

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« Reply #86 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 10:01:55 »
Any option to get encoder-compatible PCB?

That's a great idea. I like that

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« Reply #87 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 14:08:33 »
Really nice work! * almost * makes me want to go <60 but ima hold out for the numrow and hope for VIA.

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« Reply #88 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 14:37:50 »
Really nice work! * almost * makes me want to go <60 but ima hold out for the numrow and hope for VIA.

Again, like VIA too. Going up to 65% is totally different story though.

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« Reply #89 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 07:44:37 »
I can not un-see the pooping dog. My six-year old thinks it is so funny that I may have to get one. We all need something to laugh about     :p

Also, I find myself agreeing with konstantin‘s comments about the LEDs fwiw.

Soooooooo... I guess I'm the only one who looked at the logo this way huh?
Cool cool cool.

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Perfect for a keyboard bottom, surely?

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« Reply #90 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 22:23:16 »
Like others have said, this just might be my jump to <60%. It looks so good.

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« Reply #91 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 00:00:03 »
Love the layout of this. I was a big fan of the 45-ATS and this one looks super good as well, definitely interested.

Might I suggest Daily Clack as a vendor for Aus/Oceania? :)

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« Reply #92 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 19:27:07 »
 :thumb:
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« Reply #93 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 14:29:51 »
Any update on the proto? Quite excited to see how this one turns out

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« Reply #94 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 11:00:24 »
Any update on GB timing? Also, any chance for hotswap?

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« Reply #95 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 11:30:41 »
Any update on the proto? Quite excited to see how this one turns out

In the works, just needs finishing and anodizing. :) Hoping to have some streamers build the protos.

Love the layout of this. I was a big fan of the 45-ATS and this one looks super good as well, definitely interested.

Might I suggest Daily Clack as a vendor for Aus/Oceania? :)

I will look into it :)

Any update on GB timing? Also, any chance for hotswap?

GB hopefully this summer, as for hotswap, probably not.


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« Reply #96 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 11:45:12 »
Any update on the proto? Quite excited to see how this one turns out

In the works, just needs finishing and anodizing. :) Hoping to have some streamers build the protos.

Let's not do that until the end of the GB  ;)

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« Reply #97 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 14:21:35 »

Any update on GB timing? Also, any chance for hotswap?

GB hopefully this summer, as for hotswap, probably not.

Thanks for your quick reply. Excited for this board. If you are at all considering it, I would definitely pay extra for hotswap.
Also, what are you thinking regarding a GB limit? I hope it isn't impossible to buy.

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« Reply #98 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 14:26:06 »

Any update on GB timing? Also, any chance for hotswap?

GB hopefully this summer, as for hotswap, probably not.

Thanks for your quick reply. Excited for this board. If you are at all considering it, I would definitely pay extra for hotswap.
Also, what are you thinking regarding a GB limit? I hope it isn't impossible to buy.

It's not going to be a super hard limit. Looking to be 200 worldwide but still TBD
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Re: [IC] The Adélie - Premium 50%+ Keyboard | Prototypes Ordered
« Reply #99 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 15:18:51 »

Any update on GB timing? Also, any chance for hotswap?

GB hopefully this summer, as for hotswap, probably not.

Thanks for your quick reply. Excited for this board. If you are at all considering it, I would definitely pay extra for hotswap.
Also, what are you thinking regarding a GB limit? I hope it isn't impossible to buy.

It's not going to be a super hard limit. Looking to be 200 worldwide but still TBD

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Re: [IC] The Adélie - Premium 50%+ Keyboard | Prototypes Ordered
« Reply #100 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 16:20:36 »
GB hopefully this summer, as for hotswap, probably not.

If PCB is not fixed in terms of design (I presume it from "probably" not hotswap), is it possible to add support for rotary encoder in a top right corner? Just a footprint on PCB, no need to alter the top case or plate, so it would be buyers choice between installing switch or encoder and his headache to source the compatible knob.
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« Reply #101 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 17:10:26 »
GB hopefully this summer, as for hotswap, probably not.

If PCB is not fixed in terms of design (I presume it from "probably" not hotswap), is it possible to add support for rotary encoderin a top right corner? Just a footprint on PCB, no need to alter the top case or plate, so it would be buyers choice between installing switch or encoder and his headache to source the compatible knob.

Again, I like this idea a lot.

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« Reply #102 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 17:56:31 »
Ahhh I see you forgot a zero...

200 units @ >$400USD (plus extras, shipping and, for some, customs) may be a good test for market demand on a premium sub-60. Then again, thread is indeed titled ‘premium’.

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« Reply #103 on: Sat, 27 June 2020, 14:28:32 »
Still super interested in this board! Eagerly waiting more news, can't wait to see how it develops :)

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Re: [IC] The Adélie - Premium 50%+ Keyboard | Prototypes Ordered
« Reply #104 on: Sat, 27 June 2020, 14:40:37 »
I was never much of a sub 60 or over 70 keyboard person but this thing is FRIGGEN AMAZING.


I cannot wait for the GB for this, adding a 50 to my collection would be my go to for travel and work.

The color combos are perfect also, I don't believe you need to change anything!


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Re: [IC] The Adélie - Premium 50%+ Keyboard | Prototypes Ordered
« Reply #105 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 08:52:47 »
Proto PCBs and Cases are incoming soon. GB planning to be this summer.

Vendors as of current
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EU: MKEU
Asia: iLumKB
AU: Daily Clack
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Re: [IC] The Adélie - Premium 50%+ Keyboard | Prototypes Ordered
« Reply #106 on: Sat, 04 July 2020, 22:33:34 »
Edit: derp, I just realized I biffed my previous message.

Great board! Very interested in this.
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« Reply #107 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 07:28:45 »
Really interested in this! Would it be possible to mix and match the different side weights with different case colors when the GB runs or will they come bundled together?

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« Reply #108 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 12:42:00 »
Any thoughts on polycarbonate with the same sandblasted copper / brass accents as the e-white? 

Really interested in this board.  Having a full home row and brackets with the primary layer alphas is nice.  I've seen few other boards I've liked in the 40-50s range but they would require some serious remapping of very commonly used keys.  Not sure I'm ready to make that kind of commitment yet.

This would be a great, classy alternative.  nice work.

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Re: [IC] The Adélie - Premium 50%+ Keyboard | Prototypes Ordered
« Reply #109 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 12:58:35 »
If I were to design a layout, this would be it.  Very excited about this one.  Looking forward to the group buy in the near future.

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« Reply #110 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 15:35:39 »
Really interested in this! Would it be possible to mix and match the different side weights with different case colors when the GB runs or will they come bundled together?

For the sake of less headache, the colors will be bundled.

Any thoughts on polycarbonate with the same sandblasted copper / brass accents as the e-white? 

Really interested in this board.  Having a full home row and brackets with the primary layer alphas is nice.  I've seen few other boards I've liked in the 40-50s range but they would require some serious remapping of very commonly used keys.  Not sure I'm ready to make that kind of commitment yet.

This would be a great, classy alternative.  nice work.

Polycarbonate is not in consideration at this time. Sorry.
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« Reply #111 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 19:50:25 »
Polycarbonate is not in consideration at this time. Sorry.

No worries! Helps narrow the choices to that Red or E-White...or the Navy...

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« Reply #112 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 19:54:06 »
Polycarbonate is not in consideration at this time. Sorry.

No worries! Helps narrow the choices to that Red or E-White...or the Navy...

haha right?...maybe all of them?