Author Topic: [IC] Think6.5 v2.0 - Gasket 65% Keyboard // Clear Panda giveaway | PCB update  (Read 78011 times)

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Offline lamonayon

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Looks like Compass is the most designed after the lightbulb badge.

I made 2 versions of the 1U compass badge, which one do you like better?

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2nd one keeps the symmetry but adds a little more as it's slanted!

Offline locxu

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Original position is better, it make your keyboard unique.

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I would say on the compass, it is better set to point to NE/SW.
Like the name suggests, I am the ScumBag who rides a Shovel through this landfill.

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New 1U badge versions featuring Redsun's Red Samurai and Blue Samurai (IC ongoing) are here:


Offline doralikesmath

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Eagerly waiting for the Space65 CV and will definitely join the group-buy for the Think6.5 with 2U badge

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The 1U compass will adopt this design on the right.


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Instant buy for me


Offline Nvr_Smile

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New 1U badge versions featuring Redsun's Red Samurai and Blue Samurai (IC ongoing) are here:

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That looks great, can't decide which setup looks better. Eagerly awaiting the GB.

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New 1U badge versions featuring Redsun's Red Samurai and Blue Samurai (IC ongoing) are here:

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That looks great, can't decide which setup looks better. Eagerly awaiting the GB.

Thanks! Have some deskmats designed by Fannie and the keyboard prototypes should be out next week or so.

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deskmat sneak peek! Full render and prototypes coming soon :)

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Offline Anj

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Love the CatThink artisan design, wish there was a badge option for it! Would prefer it over the normal bulb.

Offline enjoidis

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Is there any way you can do a 2u badge ISO render? I didn't see one, just the black/red 1u ISO.

Offline Frostbyte

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Damn, so sailboat badge is out? I absolutely loved the sailboat badge and sailboat on the back edge. Is that still planned to be there?

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CatThink Deskmat designed by @66fannie99




Offline Tilted Toast

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Any chance for an option to not have a badge at all?

Offline oldcat

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Any chance for an option to not have a badge at all?

Thanks.
When R1 Think6.5 happened I opted to offer a no badge version, but it turned out not many chose that option. Given the 1U badge version functionally acts very much like a no badge version and received roughly 50% of the votes, I feel it is unnecessary to provide a no-badge version this time.

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I quite don't get the corner badge being MUCH larger than the key row, aesthetically. But the partial blocker looks absolutely great!
I would love a no-badge option too but well, I guess that's part of the design creed here.

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I quite don't get the corner badge being MUCH larger than the key row, aesthetically. But the partial blocker looks absolutely great!
I would love a no-badge option too but well, I guess that's part of the design creed here.

Thanks! Will unveil the locking mechanism for the 1U badge soon, it will be fun!


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One more image of the 2U board under dim light with the cool GMK Hammerhead:


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I quite don't get the corner badge being MUCH larger than the key row, aesthetically. But the partial blocker looks absolutely great!
I would love a no-badge option too but well, I guess that's part of the design creed here.

Thanks! Will unveil the locking mechanism for the 1U badge soon, it will be fun!

Hey cat do you have a price estimate yet? Or is that still a ways off?
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Offline oldcat

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I quite don't get the corner badge being MUCH larger than the key row, aesthetically. But the partial blocker looks absolutely great!
I would love a no-badge option too but well, I guess that's part of the design creed here.

Thanks! Will unveil the locking mechanism for the 1U badge soon, it will be fun!

Hey cat do you have a price estimate yet? Or is that still a ways off?

Updated on the first post - expect it to be <350 for aluminum version. More precise price quotes from the factory should come out this week or so.

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I quite don't get the corner badge being MUCH larger than the key row, aesthetically. But the partial blocker looks absolutely great!
I would love a no-badge option too but well, I guess that's part of the design creed here.

Thanks! Will unveil the locking mechanism for the 1U badge soon, it will be fun!

Hey cat do you have a price estimate yet? Or is that still a ways off?

Updated on the first post - expect it to be <350 for aluminum version. More precise price quotes from the factory should come out this week or so.

Oh man that sounds nice, we shall see. I need a lightweight board because I'm not allowed to carry heavy things and I need a travel board. Plus this might be the only board with blockers I'd consider.  ;D
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Offline DennyTwist

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Re: [IC] Think6.5 R2: '2020'
« Reply #572 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 15:01:49 »
Agreed! Should keep it original. Better to not keep delete and enter to close either :P

I prefer original placement. It makes it unique from all the other boards out there and I like that separation from the arrow key cluster.

I don't really care if it's themed around anchors, I just don't like the inclusion of '2020'

Would love a PC version for sure.

Offline 808San808

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I loved my original Think, I'm in for this one for sure.

Offline oldcat

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I loved my original Think, I'm in for this one for sure.

Thanks! Some updates from factory regarding prototyping will share soon!

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5/20/2020: Some parts (top pieces) of the prototypes are partly done.




Offline CrazyAssMonkey

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5/20/2020: Some parts (top pieces) of the prototypes are partly done.

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Nice!

Are those the mounting points for the gasket?
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Offline musicgecko

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looks solid, hopefully colors next :D

Offline reaLFX

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Any plans for hotswap pcb?

Offline oldcat

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5/20/2020: Some parts (top pieces) of the prototypes are partly done.

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Nice!

Are those the mounting points for the gasket?

Hey yes, and the gaskets we will be offering are injection molded, they will have a locking system to the plate too.

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5/20/2020: Some parts (top pieces) of the prototypes are partly done.

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Nice!

Are those the mounting points for the gasket?

Hey yes, and the gaskets we will be offering are injection molded, they will have a locking system to the plate too.

That is most excellent news I will be awaiting prototype information and pics  :thumb:
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Offline asianfork

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Really excited for this to come out! Will there be an option to buy the different coloured badges? And is there also going to be a hotswappable option like last time too?
HHKB Pro 2


Offline Scucka

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Really excited for this to come out! Will there be an option to buy the different coloured badges? And is there also going to be a hotswappable option like last time too?
no hotswap


Offline oldcat

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Really excited for this to come out! Will there be an option to buy the different coloured badges? And is there also going to be a hotswappable option like last time too?

Hey most likely there will be colored badges - currently based on poll it will be lightbulb (default), and compass (option).

No hotswap so you might need to deal with Mill Max 7305 if you want it hotswap

Offline tuantruong

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Neat keeb!
Sorry if I missed the info, but would the black polycarbonate be offered in the GB? Keep telling myself I only need one endgame board. :p

Offline oldcat

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Neat keeb!
Sorry if I missed the info, but would the black polycarbonate be offered in the GB? Keep telling myself I only need one endgame board. :p

Hey! There will not be black poly this time around, but regular frosted poly will be available

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Does anyone know the weights of the PC and aluminum v1 boards?

Offline oldcat

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Does anyone know the weights of the PC and aluminum v1 boards?

Don't recall the measurements out of my head, I have a half-PC half-alu prototype on hand that I will measure for you.

Offline Shutter_Shock

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Does anyone know the weights of the PC and aluminum v1 boards?

Don't recall the measurements out of my head, I have a half-PC half-alu prototype on hand that I will measure for you.

Much appreciated! Iím really interested in PC. I know itís pretty soft and scratch prone though. I do a lot of academic writing in libraries, and I want the think v2 to be the board I take in my backpack with me. Iíll keep it in a padded case, but Iím trying to weight the pros of the lower weight with the cons of scratch-ability. I also donít have a PC board and they look super cool, so thatís a strong pro as well.

Offline Shutter_Shock

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Also sorry if this was already mentioned, but has PCB color been discussed? I feel like it might have been mentioned but itís a big IC, and I couldnít find it.

Offline Roddin

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omg. the deskmat is superb. dat cat's gonna be a big distraction while gaming. lol. i'm definitely putting in an order for both.

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Probably the last poll I do regarding the design, which is related to the 1U badge design - whether we add chamfers to aesthetically separate the badge from the top case, here is the comparison, what do you think? Vote here: https://www.instagram.com/stories/oldcat87/2315269047624658513/

Will have to note that both will have RGB backlighting diffused from under, I forgot to render for the left one sorry.





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Personally I think (see what I did there) the separated version stand out better
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Probably the last poll I do regarding the design, which is related to the 1U badge design - whether we add chamfers to aesthetically separate the badge from the top case, here is the comparison, what do you think? Vote here: https://www.instagram.com/stories/oldcat87/2315269047624658513/

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Chamfer looks better. Maybe also less error prone regarding the tolerances.  But what do I know. :)

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Chamfer IMO

Offline LordOwen

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Absolutely, that chamfer adds a lot more.

Offline Shutter_Shock

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Chamfered definitely

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For the comparison image, I need to note that both will have RGB backlighting diffused from under, I forgot to render for the left one; sorry...
In essence, they will be identical except the chamfers.

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Chamfers variant for sure.

Offline oldcat

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Does anyone know the weights of the PC and aluminum v1 boards?

Here you go, note that I only have the prototype (half PC half alu) on hand, and this is the weight: