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Offline Lazy_Borzoi

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 11:41:54 »
Definitely interested.
Can you tell us if it's going to be an limited or unlimited GB?

Offline nathanchere

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #51 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 16:27:53 »
I'd be in for a HHKB layout if the price is reasonable

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #52 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 16:42:12 »
I hear what you're saying about the mod symmetry but I'd love to see this on a tight 65% layout (arrow key blocker only). Unfortunately I just can't bring myself to use 60%s anymore.

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #53 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 16:43:50 »
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Prototype PCBs are in. But I'm still waiting for the components to arrive. Pending no issues with the PCB, after I build one, I'll most hold a raffle for 3 of them for free (not including shipping) with a backplate, components, and spacers through an event (most likely Instagram like & tag).

awe snap, I didn't see that it was Alps compatible.  Okay.  I'm in.

Offline PvtSkittles

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #54 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 17:04:06 »
I would also prefer not having the argyle pattern printed on the PCB.

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #55 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 17:10:19 »
I would also prefer not having the argyle pattern printed on the PCB.

Make sure you fill out the IC form in the Original post.  There is a section where you can tell him that.

Offline octix

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #56 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 19:00:40 »
Remember seeing a render of this before. Im so in for this!


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Offline Eviscerae

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #57 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 09:30:51 »
For us HHKB fans, Can you move the 1.5U left shift over to the right, exchanging places with the 1U key?  It would make an HHKB layout very symmetrical, and quite possibly improve on that design even more!
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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 11:27:51 »
Amazing.  Im in.

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 15:49:31 »
Love this. Would love it more with a HHKB layout. :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 21:56:50 »
Very clean! Looking for updates to come :)

Offline sugar.tea.milk

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 12 May 2020, 23:57:05 »
I was thinking that the black one would make a nice office keyboard, and then I saw additional renders for white with red PCB!
Both options look so nice, it's quite hard to choose between the two.  :thumb:

Offline vaf1en

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 13:50:51 »
Think I need two of these, one white with red PCB and one navy with white PCB.  :-X

Offline scatology

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 14:55:09 »
Does the case have a seam? The renders don't show it but the bottom makes me think it has one. I like the design but I don't buy keyboards with seams because I don't really like it unless the designs is amazing like this one! haha.
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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #64 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 15:31:20 »
Definitely interested.
Can you tell us if it's going to be an limited or unlimited GB?

It will be limited. The details and options are still being hashed out but you can probably expect 100 to 200 units. Most likely right in the middle at around 150.

Does the case have a seam? The renders don't show it but the bottom makes me think it has one. I like the design but I don't buy keyboards with seams because I don't like it.

Yes, it has a seam.


What's the intent with the I2C header?  If you rearranged the pins so it is GND 5v SCK SDA, one could install an OLED in that location as well.

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As I only commissioned the design, I do not know the intent of the I2C header.

An OLED would be a great idea. However, I'm afraid I would not want to add it currently. If there is a 2nd round, it would definitely be considered.




I'm not suggesting you add the OLED, I'm suggesting you slightly change the pin arrangement so others can.

The pin arrangement has been changed. But since it was not in the scope of the commission, OLED functionality will not be provided by us. Hopefully someone in the community can.

Offline Lazy_Borzoi

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #65 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 18:08:58 »
Definitely interested.
Can you tell us if it's going to be an limited or unlimited GB?

It will be limited. The details and options are still being hashed out but you can probably expect 100 to 200 units. Most likely right in the middle at around 150.




Thank you for your answer. I hope you will consider to raffle the GB spots and not FCFS. I feel like at least with the raffle, everyone has got the same chance. I can't compete with bots in the FCFS format. I tried joining many GBs that were limited and never got in. Not once.
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Offline fluxlab

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #66 on: Thu, 14 May 2020, 01:21:38 »
Best design of this style I've seen man. Just wish an ortho version is available..

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Offline markclemmons

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #67 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 02:58:26 »
Love this one

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Offline Dyto69

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #68 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 03:33:46 »
Oh yes, i really want that to happen. Definetly one of the coolest 60% that i saw.

Offline timbuktew

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #69 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 15:04:53 »
Super into this, really hope it happens!

Offline izroll

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #70 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:26:05 »
Love it! Praying to the raffle gods in advance.

Offline mongoose27

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #71 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 17:39:10 »
Very interested in this one!

Offline ackzot

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #72 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 18:02:09 »
love the design aesthetic, especially the black. it's longer lengthwise than most 60s, so feels a little counter intuitive in terms of working against one of the benefits of a 60 keyboard.

still debating as it feels more like show piece than a daily driver, but at least it presents a 60 keyboard that is visually striking compared to others.

Offline diddykang

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #73 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 21:10:51 »
Love the design. Def interested.. would kill for an orange/yellow housing.

Offline ilikerustoo

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #74 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 01:21:15 »
I'm in

Offline Seoulcialite

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #75 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 06:09:14 »
love the design aesthetic, especially the black. it's longer lengthwise than most 60s, so feels a little counter intuitive in terms of working against one of the benefits of a 60 keyboard.

still debating as it feels more like show piece than a daily driver, but at least it presents a 60 keyboard that is visually striking compared to others.

No denying that the main focus of this keyboard is the through-hole aesthetics. The other through-hole kits like the plaid, discipline, and gingham are the same. There's no real reason for the components to be in a separate area unless it is to give some visual impact. The Argyle is just taking that a step further. So, yes, the design is not functional, but I hope to deliver a more premium feel than simple sandwich mount PCB kits while keeping the aesthetics.

Thank you for your answer. I hope you will consider to raffle the GB spots and not FCFS. I feel like at least with the raffle, everyone has got the same chance. I can't compete with bots in the FCFS format. I tried joining many GBs that were limited and never got in. Not once.

The plan is to have multiple vendors. And it is easiest for them to simply do a FCFS format GB. If the first GB is successful, I would be love to have additional rounds.
« Last Edit: Thu, 21 May 2020, 11:02:45 by Seoulcialite »

Offline rmw2013

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #76 on: Thu, 21 May 2020, 16:55:10 »
Really hope we get to see multiple PCB colors

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #77 on: Fri, 22 May 2020, 04:00:34 »
This looks super cool. I'd be willing to use it as a daily driver because of its aesthetics.

Online IvernTheTree

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #78 on: Sun, 24 May 2020, 02:51:19 »
Can there be more renders of the pcb color options? I am so hyped cuz this will be my first build <3 :D

Offline BaltO

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #79 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 01:31:03 »
actually beautiful

Offline roguesystem087

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #80 on: Mon, 25 May 2020, 06:57:41 »
pretty cool! hope this makes it to GB!
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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #81 on: Tue, 26 May 2020, 17:17:52 »
I didn't even know through-hole keyboards (or the see-through part moreso, not the through-hole part) was even a "genre" of keyboard. Idk if I'll be able to buy this, but it's slick as hell, man.

Offline Rk

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #82 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 17:07:16 »
Definitely interested!

Offline GaNeBaL

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #83 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 11:49:26 »
would love to see this board, also, any more info on plates? would love to see a halfplate
Obsessed with 60%

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #84 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 11:55:58 »
Simon told me this is good
So I am in.

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #85 on: Fri, 29 May 2020, 18:45:14 »
Holy hell, this is beautiful.

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #86 on: Sun, 31 May 2020, 10:09:43 »
I think you said you might do a 65 and 75% after the 60%, I'm sure it's very hard to estimate times but can you guestimate when would they be available ? If I have to wait like 1-2years to get the other version then I might just jump on the 60 lol

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #87 on: Sun, 31 May 2020, 10:50:33 »
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Prototype PCBs are in. But I'm still waiting for the components to arrive. Pending no issues with the PCB, after I build one, I'll most hold a raffle for 3 of them for free (not including shipping) with a backplate, components, and spacers through an event (most likely Instagram like & tag).

awe snap, I didn't see that it was Alps compatible.  Okay.  I'm in.

Wait wut, ALPS..... yeah I'm in for sure now too!

Offline Seoulcialite

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #88 on: Sun, 31 May 2020, 11:59:41 »
I think you said you might do a 65 and 75% after the 60%, I'm sure it's very hard to estimate times but can you guestimate when would they be available ? If I have to wait like 1-2years to get the other version then I might just jump on the 60 lol

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I'm sorry. I really can't say. It depends on many different factors.

A shortened but not so short version: The design for the 65% isn't going to start until the 60% GB is over. First, a prototype for the 60% needs to be approved by Jae (of Prototypist) and I. Also, we'd need to find a date range that all the vendors can agree on to run the GB. After the 60% GB ends, then would come the design phase of the 65%. I haven't given too much thought on what changes I'd make if any for the 65% version other than the layout. After the design is completed and approved, we'd go to prototype phase. Again, a proto would need to be approved before GB for the 65%.

Any time estimate I give now would just really be a random guess. This would be my first keyboard GB and it really has given me a lot of insight in how complicated the process is.

Offline wolfez4444

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #89 on: Tue, 02 June 2020, 07:30:02 »
Absolutely love this design! I'm in!

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #90 on: Tue, 02 June 2020, 08:35:59 »
As a newbie to this  :-[ I have to ask what is the purpose of the I2C header and what could I do with it? Besides that, it is a really nice looking board and maybe that would be my first gb.

Offline Beef Supreme

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #91 on: Thu, 04 June 2020, 10:41:09 »
Beautiful design! I also like the idea of lighting up the components with an LED.

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #92 on: Thu, 04 June 2020, 12:00:09 »
This is awesome, will you ever make a 75% version?

Offline MShaw09

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #93 on: Fri, 05 June 2020, 15:07:22 »
Saw this board and decided to finally make an account instead of lurking for so long...
Are there any ways other than GH to stay updated with the progress, like a discord server? Definitely don't want to miss this one!

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #94 on: Mon, 08 June 2020, 01:21:34 »
I need this in my life please

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #95 on: Mon, 08 June 2020, 09:08:05 »
Hey Seoulcialite, not sure if it's too late for this but, would it be possible to put an LED beside each one of the diodes and have the LED light up when electricity flowed through it?

Edit: Hmmm... perhaps it would make the sides too wide.
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Offline TheHMan

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #96 on: Mon, 08 June 2020, 19:40:09 »
Is there a discord for updates?

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #97 on: Mon, 08 June 2020, 22:22:57 »
Love the look of this!

Offline Seoulcialite

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #98 on: Tue, 09 June 2020, 01:07:06 »
Hey Seoulcialite, not sure if it's too late for this but, would it be possible to put an LED beside each one of the diodes and have the LED light up when electricity flowed through it?

Edit: Hmmm... perhaps it would make the sides too wide.

Yeaaaaa.... more than a couple of problems with that. That would require drastic changes to the PCB and housing. Design for the PCB already been completed and I already have the prototype PCBs with me. Prototype housing has been made and is now in the hands of Jae (of ProtoTypist) for fitment testing. I think it would definitely tip the balance aesthetic and functionality in a negative way.

Is there a discord for updates?

Not at the moment. I will post discord info once the prototype is approved and we get a better estimate on when the GB will run.

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Re: [IC] Argyle - 60% Through-hole Keyboard
« Reply #99 on: Tue, 09 June 2020, 11:07:53 »
I'm very into this.