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[GB] Infinitum - Final Assembly, QC
« on: Fri, 08 May 2020, 16:36:44 »
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Update 10/17

Hi everyone! It's time for another update.

We counted up the number of boards we had that passed reanodizing, and it is enough to fulfill the group buy orders! We began final assembly this week, and there will be a final round of quality control before the boards are shipped out.

At this stage, we'd be remiss if we didn't make sure that all the boards are up to our standards before shipping it out, so we will have a production sample shipped out to us early next week to verify everything before the final shipment is sent.

We have also decided to scrap the boards that did not pass reanodizing, and so we will be remaking those units. This means that the extras sale will be delayed to late Q4, possibly Q1 2021. Stay tuned for more updates on those.

As always, stay safe everyone, and we'll be in touch!
Welcome to our debut board, Infinitum.



The group buy for this board will occur on Saturday, May 16th, 2020 at 9AM EST through my store, https://eniigmakeyboards.com!

The product listing will go live at exactly 9AM EST, and will be viewable through this link: https://eniigmakeyboards.com/collections/infinitum




Here are some more details about the board itself:
    Top mount
    Silver aluminum plate (polycarbonate plate will be available as an add-on)
    Mirror-finished stainless steel weight
    60 FCFS units for the public
    1 color - Muted Blue
    Will be run through my website, eniigmakeyboards.com
    Pricing: $635
    PCB: Custom ek87 PCB with Unified Daughterboard
    Estimated Ship Date: Late September 2020
Prototype Photos






Final color (below)


Renders (by the talented Abec13)
GMK Dracula by Pikku-allu




GMK Mizu by Rensuya




GMK Rudy by Warren




JTK Tripleshot Griseann/Royal Alpha by HoodrowThrillson








KAT Goddess by Rensuya










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Massive thanks to everyone who's helped me with this project in one way or another!
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« Reply #1 on: Fri, 08 May 2020, 16:36:59 »
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« Reply #2 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 06:21:05 »
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« Reply #3 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 08:50:51 »
Beautiful renders! I think the GMK Lunar set would look fantastic on this board.

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« Reply #4 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 09:29:49 »
A beautiful board! Good luck!


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« Reply #5 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 09:49:25 »
Looks amazing. Good luck with the GB. Can I get a render with GMK Umbra?

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« Reply #6 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 13:49:06 »
A beautiful board! Good luck!


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Beautiful renders! I think the GMK Lunar set would look fantastic on this board.
I agree! Lunar is a nice set and would complement the board

Looks amazing. Good luck with the GB. Can I get a render with GMK Umbra?
Unfortunately, I don't have a render with GMK Umbra, but the colors look like they would look very nice on this board!


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« Reply #7 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 15:38:46 »
Interesting indeed!

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Unfortunately, I don't have a render with GMK Umbra, but the colors look like they would look very nice on this board!
Thatís fine. I think GMK Nord would look good on this too.

WK is supported right?

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« Reply #10 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 21:41:09 »
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No ISO? :(
ISO is enabled on the PCB, but you'd have to make your own plate for it. I will be releasing ISO plate files though.

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Unfortunately, I don't have a render with GMK Umbra, but the colors look like they would look very nice on this board!
Thatís fine. I think GMK Nord would look good on this too.

WK is supported right?
This board is WKL only, as I personally prefer the aesthetic. Hope you understand  :)




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« Reply #11 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 21:42:08 »
Here's a quick typing test I did today, on the polycarbonate plate with Retooled Cherry MX Blacks. They are filmed, lubed with 3204 and spring swapped to TX 65g. Sorry for the horrific camera quality, the audio should be fine, and is unedited off a Blue Yeti USB microphone.

https://youtu.be/BRu7Nr9HEOQ

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« Reply #12 on: Wed, 13 May 2020, 13:25:39 »
Hi all - just wanted to give a quick update. I've written a quality disclosure for Infinitum, so if you're going to be trying to purchase a board this weekend, please take a look at it!

https://eniigmakeyboards.com/pages/quality-disclosure-infinitum

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« Reply #13 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 15:50:02 »
Hey all! As you all know, the group buy starts tomorrow at 9AM EST!

I created another page on my website dedicated to explaining how exactly the sale will work tomorrow morning, so be sure to look it over! https://eniigmakeyboards.com/pages/infinitum-preorder-info

Thank you all so much for your support throughout this process, and I am beyond excited for tomorrow!

Enjoy a little eyecandy :D


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« Reply #14 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 15:58:56 »
i much prefer when weights are done like this
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« Reply #15 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 17:18:00 »
Hey all! As you all know, the group buy starts tomorrow at 9AM EST!

I created another page on my website dedicated to explaining how exactly the sale will work tomorrow morning, so be sure to look it over! https://eniigmakeyboards.com/pages/infinitum-preorder-info

Thank you all so much for your support throughout this process, and I am beyond excited for tomorrow!

Enjoy a little eyecandy :D

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That is really beautiful. Good luck all!


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« Reply #16 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 20:50:11 »
i much prefer when weights are done like this
Hey all! As you all know, the group buy starts tomorrow at 9AM EST!

I created another page on my website dedicated to explaining how exactly the sale will work tomorrow morning, so be sure to look it over! https://eniigmakeyboards.com/pages/infinitum-preorder-info

Thank you all so much for your support throughout this process, and I am beyond excited for tomorrow!

Enjoy a little eyecandy :D

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That is really beautiful. Good luck all!


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« Reply #17 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 07:28:19 »
Hi all! Infinitum starts in around 30mins! Here's a countdown timer, for those interested: https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20200516T09&p0=179&font=cursive

This is the final reminder I'll be posting here! Thanks all for all your support throughout this journey - it really does mean a lot to me!

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« Reply #18 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 08:04:52 »
Sold out. Damn that was quick! Congrats!

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« Reply #19 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 08:12:38 »
Congrats Eniigma!

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« Reply #20 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 08:22:31 »
Thank you all for the amazing support! We sold all boards without about 3 minutes, which is absolutely insane.

If anyone has any questions about their orders, please send an email to support@eniigmakeyboards.com and i'll try to get back to you as soon as possible. Keep in mind that I'm overloaded with emails right now, so it might take me some time to get through them all.

I am speechless at the interest for this board, and I appreciate all of you!  :D

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« Reply #21 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 14:49:23 »
Congrats on a successful GB, eniigma!

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« Reply #22 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 15:01:32 »
Thank you all for the amazing support! We sold all boards without about 3 minutes, which is absolutely insane.

If anyone has any questions about their orders, please send an email to support@eniigmakeyboards.com and i'll try to get back to you as soon as possible. Keep in mind that I'm overloaded with emails right now, so it might take me some time to get through them all.

I am speechless at the interest for this board, and I appreciate all of you!  :D
Congratulations!!!!


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« Reply #23 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 17:35:27 »
Nice! I'm happy for you amigo, well done!

I guess those naysayers really had a point huh lol

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« Reply #24 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 17:44:14 »
I forgot to set my alarm  :(

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« Reply #25 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 22:18:57 »
Despite the dramas happened in the IC, it sold out instantly. Congrats!  :thumb:
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« Reply #26 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 02:00:23 »
Yes, congratulations on the successful group-buy Eniigma, hope everything goes well!!

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« Reply #27 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 02:10:44 »
Congrats on the GroupBuy! Will be looking forward to the next one.
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« Reply #28 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 10:24:57 »
Hi everyone! If you're a part of the preorder, you should've gotten an email explaining what updates to expect, but I will be posting an update every other Saturday, regardless of whether there is news to share, or not. We will also be sending emails to all group buy participants, and posting the latest updates on the 'Updates' section of our website (https://eniigmakeyboards.com/blogs/updates). Since it has officially been two weeks since the preorder, here is the first update!

Infinitum Update 5/30

Everything has been paid for, and manufacturing should start very soon! We are still on target for a late September delivery.

We'll be in touch over the next few months! Stay safe! :thumb:


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« Reply #29 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 10:26:50 »
Hi everyone! If you're a part of the preorder, you should've gotten an email explaining what updates to expect, but I will be posting an update every other Saturday, regardless of whether there is news to share, or not. We will also be sending emails to all group buy participants, and posting the latest updates on the 'Updates' section of our website (https://eniigmakeyboards.com/blogs/updates). Since it has officially been two weeks since the preorder, here is the first update!

Infinitum Update 5/30

Everything has been paid for, and manufacturing should start very soon! We are still on target for a late September delivery.

We'll be in touch over the next few months! Stay safe! :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Infinitum - Manufacturing
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 30 May 2020, 15:17:55 »
That is very exciting, I can't wait to hear more!

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« Reply #31 on: Sat, 13 June 2020, 22:44:46 »
Update 6/13:
Hi everyone! It's time for another update!

We're slightly behind schedule in terms on manufacturing. Materials have arrived at the factory and we expect machining to begin this week. We are still on target for a late September delivery date even with these mild delays!

Stay safe everyone!

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« Reply #32 on: Sat, 13 June 2020, 22:45:51 »
Update 6/13:
Hi everyone! It's time for another update!

We're slightly behind schedule in terms on manufacturing. Materials have arrived at the factory and we expect machining to begin this week. We are still on target for a late September delivery date even with these mild delays!

Stay safe everyone!

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« Reply #33 on: Sat, 27 June 2020, 12:46:37 »
Update 6/27

Hey everyone! Update time!  :D

Manufacturing is now well underway! Our manufacturing partners in China are currently celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival, but they will resume production this week. The aluminum parts are currently being machined, and the aluminum plates have already finished! At this point, we are slightly ahead of schedule!

Stay tuned for some more surprises and goodies that will be bundled with this board!

Stay safe everyone! We'll be back with another update in two weeks.  :thumb:

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« Reply #34 on: Sat, 11 July 2020, 18:11:15 »
Update 7/11

Hi everyone! Time for another update! :D

There isn't much to report this week, other than the fact that manufacturing is well underway. We hope to have more substantial updates in the next few weeks, but in the meanwhile, stay safe!

We'll be in touch!  ;)

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« Reply #35 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 13:32:02 »
Update 7/25

Hi everyone! It's that time again!

Machining is slowly but surely wrapping up! We expect that it'll finish by late this week, or early next week! After that, the parts will undergo anodizing, and a lengthy quality control process! The PCBs and daughterboards have completed production, and are en route to us now!

Stay safe everyone!

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« Reply #36 on: Sat, 08 August 2020, 18:45:21 »
Update 8/8

Hi everyone! We have an extra exciting update this week :D

Machining is now complete! We expect the boards to begin the anodization process this week, and ship from the factory soon thereafter!

Also - we are ready to reveal the packaging for Infinitum! Each board will come packaged with it's own custom hard carrying case, with CNC'd foam! We hope that this addition helps our customers store their keyboards more safely and efficiently.



Also - now is the time to make any address changes, as we plan on shipping relatively soon! Please send us an email at support@eniigmakeyboards.com for any address changes.

Thanks everyone!

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« Reply #37 on: Sat, 08 August 2020, 19:01:57 »
Update 8/8

Hi everyone! We have an extra exciting update this week :D

Machining is now complete! We expect the boards to begin the anodization process this week, and ship from the factory soon thereafter!

Also - we are ready to reveal the packaging for Infinitum! Each board will come packaged with it's own custom hard carrying case, with CNC'd foam! We hope that this addition helps our customers store their keyboards more safely and efficiently.

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Also - now is the time to make any address changes, as we plan on shipping relatively soon! Please send us an email at support@eniigmakeyboards.com for any address changes.

Thanks everyone!
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« Reply #38 on: Sat, 22 August 2020, 13:37:52 »
Update 8/22

Hi everyone! It's time for another update.

Unfortunately, today's update isn't as cheery as the last one. All the machined parts have been polished and prepared for anodizing, but we've run into some hurdles with that process.

Anodizing is a very painstaking process, and minor changes in environment can result in drastic changes in the final product. While doing some initial tests on the anodizing bath, we weren't happy with the quality of the final result, and so we've put the anodizing on hold while we can assess the problem and put a solution into place.

While this delays getting the boards into your hands, we aren't comfortable rushing these boards and sacrificing quality. We apologize for these delays, and we hope for your understanding.

As always, stay safe everyone, and we'll be in touch!

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« Reply #39 on: Sat, 05 September 2020, 19:22:59 »
Update 9/5

Hi everyone! It's time for another update.

Good news everyone! Boards are now anodizing! We managed to fix the issues we faced earlier with some slight modifications, and after several rounds of color matching, we finally approved the boards for anode this past week! We're excited to finally start wrapping things up, and thank you to everyone for your patience.

Again, another reminder to email us to update your shipping address if you need to. Our email address is support@eniigmakeyboards.com.

Stay safe everyone, and we'll be in touch!

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« Reply #40 on: Sun, 20 September 2020, 08:27:28 »
Update 9/20

Hi everyone! It's time for another update.

The boards finished anodizing, and started the QC process this past Wednesday! However, there are a good number of units that need to be re-anodized, so we want to take out time to make sure that all the boards meet our standards. We apologize for these delays, and we hope you understand.

Another reminder to email us to update your shipping address if you need to! Our email address is support@eniigmakeyboards.com.

As always, stay safe everyone, and we'll be in touch!

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« Reply #41 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 11:05:59 »
Update 10/3

Hi everyone! It's time for another update.

All of the units that needed to be reanodized or didn't pass QC have been repolished/sandblasted and are now ready to be reanodized. We expect to hear back on whether those are successful within the next couple of weeks.

Our factory is also closed for the Mid-Autumn festival, so things will be on hold during that time. We realize that at this time, we have missed our promised delivery date, and we sincerely apologize for that. We firmly believe that shipping quality products is more important than rushing to meet deadlines, so rest assured, we will do our best to make sure that all of you are happy with your boards.

As always, stay safe everyone, and we'll be in touch!

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« Reply #42 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 13:37:37 »
Update 10/17

Hi everyone! It's time for another update.

We counted up the number of boards we had that passed reanodizing, and it is enough to fulfill the group buy orders! We began final assembly this week, and there will be a final round of quality control before the boards are shipped out.

At this stage, we'd be remiss if we didn't make sure that all the boards are up to our standards before shipping it out, so we will have a production sample shipped out to us early next week to verify everything before the final shipment is sent.

We have also decided to scrap the boards that did not pass reanodizing, and so we will be remaking those units. This means that the extras sale will be delayed to late Q4, possibly Q1 2021. Stay tuned for more updates on those.

As always, stay safe everyone, and we'll be in touch!