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Offline Chewwy

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[IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 11:07:04 »
I am excited to bring you the public buy of my first board, the Bacca60, renamed now the Squid60 designed by myself and BlindAssassin!

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I ran the original version of this board, the Bacca60, as a private group buy back in October of 2019 and finished up in late December-early January. After the run, I had numerous requests for this board to be run publicly. Due to COVID-19, I had to delay the public group buy but during this time I decided to make a name change.


Why Squid60 instead of Bacca60?
In early May, my dog Squid had to undergo and after two emergency surgeries lost his life. This was devastating to both me and my wife. All of this also happened while I was in the middle of a 24-hour stream for Mechs on Deck. The unfortunate side to this is that, not only did we lose our beloved dog Squid, we were also hit with a six thousand dollar vet bill. After discussions with many of my friends, the idea came to change the board up in honor of Squid and use the proceeds on this group buy to help pay off the vet bill.


The Original Run
The original run was, for the most part, successful with a few errors in the design.
We found that there were three problems with the board. We had an oversight with the inlays for bump-ons, the WKL blockers were misaligned slightly inward causing clearance issues with the Alt keys, and, due to the thickness of the blockers, some cases had a rattle due to the blockers vibrating the plate. All of these issues have been addressed and have been fixed for the next run.

Board Specs
60% WKL Aluminum Case
7 degree typing angle
Brass Plate
Brass Weight
Sandwich mount
Anodized Gray and Anodized Black color options
2361g/5.3 lbs Fully built

The Plate
Originally, the plate was designed to be a fixed plate with the only option being a stepped or regular caps lock. The plate has been revised to allow for a 2u backspace and a 2.75 right shift.
I am not offering ISO as this affects the plate cuts for split backspace and enter. At this time I do not have plans to release the plate file but this may change in the future. I will be releasing the plate file after all invoices are paid for the Group Buy.


PCB
This board is able to fit most standard 60% pcbs so I am not going to force you to buy a PCB if you already have a preference to the PCB you like, but I am offering the H60 by Hineybush to buy alongside your Squid60 and will be shipped in the same package. This will be an add-on during the buy. EDIT I forgot to mention this board only support TYPE-C PCBs. Sorry I forgot to mention this.

Pricing
The price of the board will be $360 For the case and plate.
PCB-Price TBD
Extra plates are $33
Shipping in the US will be $30

International Orders
I will be charging shipping for international orders at the time of shipment rather than Group buy due to inflated prices and shipping restrictions because of COVID-19. These Orders will ship after the US orders are completed.


I expect this board to take about 5-6 Months to complete. Join the Mechs on Deck discord and the Channel “Squid60 Group Buy”. I will give as many updates as I can on there while still updating as best I can on this thread as well. Join here- https://discord.gg/m6u3Udw


Group Buy
The Group Buy will go live on Saturday July 25th at 1pm CT. I have planned this to be a little far out to allow people to save any money that is needed for this buy. There will be 50 slots available at a FCFS basis. The Group Buy will be via a google form and invoices will be sent out via Paypal.

Videos of typing sounds and Build Streams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMRblVReTG0&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyw1bVtYtE0&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=era6Q_RxDcE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eBlZ29y2C8

Interest Check Form
https://forms.gle/sic8yCvErhgsRrbk7

Renders by Metallic Charles Pictures by Rik
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I have a few more renders that are coming in and I will post them as they come in.

Special Thanks to BlindAssassin, Hineybush, MetallicCharles, ZapCables, 0siris, Rik, Iammeuru, JnlyBean, Wilyo70, Anthony001, Langelandia, DriftingBunnies, and everyone else who has supported this endeavor of mine, including the people who bought the run of the Bacca60.
« Last Edit: Fri, 03 July 2020, 17:47:59 by Chewwy »

Offline Sifo

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 11:15:06 »
hell yeah
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Offline 0sirisTV

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 11:17:21 »
Very excited for this.

Offline victorpre

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 11:18:52 »
I hope I can get one, good luck with GB

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Offline huey

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 12:12:07 »
Glad to see this come around. I do hope you'll release the plate file, so us non-ANSI users can get something cut.

Offline i luv chuletas

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 12:24:09 »
Nice!

Been waiting on this reveal, def on my radar.
Sorry about your pup again :(

Online Rob27shred

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 12:35:50 »
I'll be gunning for one of those 50 spots for sure! GL with this Chewwy!

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 19:13:20 »
GL!

Offline Squiddo

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 20:29:06 »
Ohhhh boy am I keen for this! All in.

Offline pixelpusher

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 21:13:36 »
It's pretty, but man... it sure does look a lot like a TX board.  Not a bad thing, I have 5 of them :)
« Last Edit: Tue, 23 June 2020, 21:27:51 by pixelpusher »

Offline Chewwy

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 22:23:51 »
It's pretty, but man... it sure does look a lot like a TX board.  Not a bad thing, I have 5 of them :)

My first board that I really fell in love with was the TX60 so this board is heavily inspired by it.  Great boards but have their flaws. Basically set out to make a board that checks off all of my boxes and this is what became of it!

Offline Langelandia

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 26 June 2020, 13:24:28 »
Cannot wait

Offline wilyo70

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 26 June 2020, 17:11:14 »
Can't wait for this.

Offline Clay333

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 26 June 2020, 19:12:37 »
Does the mounting system allow for any sort of isolation? Can you install the plate with O-rings?

Offline Chewwy

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 26 June 2020, 21:03:52 »
They would have to be thin as the tolerances are pretty snug in the board.

Offline Rik.caffeinated

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 29 June 2020, 10:45:10 »
This looks great - do you know what thickness the plate will be?

Offline Langelandia

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 09:20:11 »
Actually filled out the form finally...

I am excite for this <3

Offline Chewwy

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 30 June 2020, 14:16:22 »
This looks great - do you know what thickness the plate will be?

Plate is 1.5mm THick

Offline Chewwy

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 02 July 2020, 17:29:06 »
Hey everyone! So I have been getting a bunch of questions about the PCB.  It is not hotswap but will fit most standard 60% hotswap boards in the Tsangan layout. The KBD6x DOES NOT work though as it has 2 usb ports and will not fit in the case. I recommend the Instant60 if you are looking for a PCB  as this is 100% confirmed to work on this board.

Offline Chewwy

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Re: [IC] Squid60 60% WKL Keyboard (Formerly Bacca60)
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 17:49:02 »
Edited the post but the case only supports TYPE-C PCBs.  Forgot to mention this in the original post.