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Offline Tobejas

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[IC] Pulse 60% - UPDATE (HHKB, WKL and Plates)
« on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 14:26:30 »
    Update 28/5-20
    After just about 24 hours it's became really clear what was wanted by the community. Therefore i will get to work ASAP on adding support for both HHKB and WKL, i will try my best to make sure both of these editions are added without having to much of an impact on the price, hopefully none (price will be anounced at a later stage). I will also see what i can do about adding support for more types of layouts on the plate, like Tsangan and a split spacebar.

    Thanks alot for all the feedback - Keep it coming!

    Pulse (60% Topmounted case)
    Hello Geekhacker's. My name is Tobias and i am an avid keyboard enthusiast like everyone else reading this thread. I am a sucker for good looking keyboard and prefer a somewhat basic style and decided to therefore spend some of my time during there uncertain times designing my own keyboard. After countless hours, long nights and many different styles and types of keyboards i've finally made a keyboard with a design i am proud of, the Pulse!




    Specifications

    • 6 Typing angle
    • CNC milled and anodized aluminum case
    • Polished brass plate and weight
    • Top mounted plate
    • *QMK and VIA compatible PCB
    • *ai03 USB-C Unified Daughterboard

    * = Not yet designed

    Currently supports both standard ANSI and ISO layouts as shown below, if you want support for more layouts added feel free to leave a request in the form provided at the end of the post. If there are enough requests for said layout i will make sure its supported before launching the GB!





    Renders

    The case is still in an early development stage and the renders are not of the highest quality but i hope this helps to get a picture of what the final product will look like!








    To-do list

    • Interest check
    • Design a PCB with QMK, VIA support and ai03's Daughterboard
    • Make modifications based on the feedback i get from the interest check
    • Order a prototype of the case and PCB
    • Decide a date and price for the GB

    The case is still in the earlier stages and there are still alot of things to be done. I have not decided any colors since i want the buyers to be able to have an impact on the product they are buying. The only color i will decide is for the Founder's Edition. The top and bottom case will both be made of anodized aluminum and will be colormatched. If there is an interest for it the plate and weights can be made of aluminum instead of brass, i however prefer the look of brass so i set that as the standard option. The most important thing to me is that everyone who buys the keyboard is happy and satisfied with what they bought, therefore i am willing to make adjustments if there are enough people wanting that said change. This keyboard is inspired by just about every keyboard i have seen in the interest checks.

    Interest form
    https://forms.gle/nBEz1qbcV24egHPj6



    Best regards,
    Tobias
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    « Last Edit: Thu, 28 May 2020, 12:33:24 by Tobejas »

    Offline CrazyAssMonkey

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    Re: [IC] Pulse 60% - Interest Check
    « Reply #1 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 14:37:04 »
    That colorscheme is gorgeous. I'm a sucker for 60%.
    Split spacebar/2.75-1-2.25/similars would be awesome.


    Oh and ps polycarb <3

    Also founders edition?
    « Last Edit: Wed, 27 May 2020, 14:40:23 by CrazyAssMonkey »

    Offline KingOfMemes

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    Re: [IC] Pulse 60% - Interest Check
    « Reply #2 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 14:38:17 »
    Please consider HHKB thanks

    Offline ♾Ḋḯṩⱥṩẗḝṟ

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    Re: [IC] Pulse 60% - Interest Check
    « Reply #3 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 14:41:01 »
    Hey Tobias, good looking design here. IC form sent  :D
    All the best for you and your project!

    Offline victorpre

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    Re: [IC] Pulse 60% - Interest Check
    « Reply #4 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 15:30:33 »
    Please consider HHKB thanks

    Please consider WKL thanks

    Offline KFOXE

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    Re: [IC] Pulse 60% - Interest Check
    « Reply #5 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 15:37:12 »
    Early question but do you plan on limiting the amount of kits sold?

    Offline maartenwut

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    Re: [IC] Pulse 60% - Interest Check
    « Reply #6 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 16:35:23 »
    I know a nice 60% pcb with daughterboard support :)

    Nice board too!

    Offline CrazyAssMonkey

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    Re: [IC] Pulse 60% - Interest Check
    « Reply #7 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 17:08:07 »
    I know a nice 60% pcb with daughterboard support :)

    Nice board too!

    Do you now? >.>

    Offline Rob27shred

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    Re: [IC] Pulse 60% - Interest Check
    « Reply #8 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 17:20:08 »
    Love the design! Would really love to see a WKL top! Also some more layout options is a must for a 60%. Tsangan/WKL bottom row, split R shift, & split BS should definitely be offered. Anyways GL with the IC, I filled the form out with my suggestions.

    Offline immaphantomlol

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    Re: [IC] Pulse 60% - Interest Check
    « Reply #9 on: Wed, 27 May 2020, 17:43:12 »
    i like it for sure and will definitely buy when it makes it to GB. since it has a daughter board, and i know this idea/question is some time in the future but, would it work with the keycult wt60-a pcb?
    « Last Edit: Fri, 26 June 2020, 02:26:58 by immaphantomlol »

    Offline Tobejas

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    [IC] Pulse 60% - Interest Check
    « Reply #10 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 02:19:57 »
    I know a nice 60% pcb with daughterboard support :)

    Nice board too!
    I am sure you do, perhaps we are able to work something out ;)

    Offline Tobejas

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    Re: [IC] Pulse 60% - Interest Check
    « Reply #11 on: Thu, 28 May 2020, 12:37:42 »
    Early question but do you plan on limiting the amount of kits sold?

    Hello, thanks for the question!

    Yes i will make this a limited product, depending on the amount of people interested. I will choose the amount at a later stage. I will however not accept more offers than i am able to handle as i am working on this project alone. And if there is enough support for it and everything goes as planned i might have more GB's of the keyboard at a later stage (If there are enough people wanting it).

    Regards,
    Tobias

    Offline xiroverflow

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    Re: [IC] Pulse 60% - UPDATE (HHKB, WKL and Plates)
    « Reply #12 on: Fri, 26 June 2020, 01:22:06 »
    Love the design, filled the IC form, good luck with this!

    Offline KFOXE

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    Re: [IC] Pulse 60% - UPDATE (HHKB, WKL and Plates)
    « Reply #13 on: Fri, 26 June 2020, 23:59:51 »
    Do you have any renders that show what the board looks like with keycaps?

    Offline youngano

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    Re: [IC] Pulse 60% - UPDATE (HHKB, WKL and Plates)
    « Reply #14 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 21:44:43 »
    so excited to see where you take this! Would love to see in WKL and Rose Gold. Big fan of the simple looks

    Offline Anthixious

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    Re: [IC] Pulse 60% - UPDATE (HHKB, WKL and Plates)
    « Reply #15 on: Sun, 26 July 2020, 19:39:59 »
    *Anthixious sees WKL support*
    *Anthixious is now interested*
    *Watch mode engaged*

    Offline Kinesiologist

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    Re: [IC] Pulse 60% - UPDATE (HHKB, WKL and Plates)
    « Reply #16 on: Sun, 26 July 2020, 19:42:54 »
    looks good, can't wait to see more and don't forget to add ESD protection for the PCB
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    Offline Blvck.-

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    Re: [IC] Pulse 60% - UPDATE (HHKB, WKL and Plates)
    « Reply #17 on: Mon, 27 July 2020, 18:15:32 »
    Clean, an simple. IC sent. maybe that color option might be possible?  :cool:

    Offline Anthixious

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    Re: [IC] Pulse 60% - UPDATE (HHKB, WKL and Plates)
    « Reply #18 on: Mon, 27 July 2020, 20:58:32 »
    Waiting on colors to send an IC form, no idea what they're gonna look like :/

    Offline KCK

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    Re: [IC] Pulse 60% - UPDATE (HHKB, WKL and Plates)
    « Reply #19 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 08:57:49 »
    how many units are you planning on selling?