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Offline kwlodarczyk

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Re: [IC] ROTR Volume Knob
« Reply #50 on: Fri, 26 June 2020, 15:11:53 »
What sets this apart from something like the CU7 from capsunlocked?

- Knob
- Material (brass)
- Color
- Faster GB (maybe)  ;D
So then I would be interested depending on the price so kind of a paradox lol

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Will be announcing the price as soon as we have a prototype from the CNC company!
Is there a rough ETA on that or is it up in the air due to covid?

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I honestly can't give you a useful ETA until I get a prototype from the CNC company. If they can make it a high enough quality then the group buy might be starting in the next month or two otherwise it might be another month or two on top of that. It could even be sooner, I just don't know at the minute.
There'll be an update fairly soon, I've been making great progress with the PCB!

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Re: [IC] ROTR Volume Knob
« Reply #51 on: Sun, 28 June 2020, 10:09:46 »
Hello I love knobs and would like to thank you for your contribution, you are a hero my friend

Offline Ja3_420

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Re: [IC] ROTR Volume Knob
« Reply #52 on: Sun, 28 June 2020, 10:10:08 »
very nise

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Re: [IC] ROTR Volume Knob
« Reply #53 on: Sun, 28 June 2020, 10:10:33 »
cute design and beautiful knob!  :p

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Re: [IC] ROTR Volume Knob
« Reply #54 on: Sun, 28 June 2020, 10:10:44 »
Gib me knob plz

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Offline Bachoo

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Re: [IC] ROTR Volume Knob
« Reply #55 on: Sun, 28 June 2020, 10:11:05 »
Thank you for the THICC and BEEFY knob, im so in for this.

Offline mikeduran

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Re: [IC] ROTR Volume Knob
« Reply #56 on: Sun, 28 June 2020, 10:11:43 »
Knobs are coolio  :) :) :) specially this one :O

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Re: [IC] ROTR Volume Knob
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Re: [IC] ROTR Volume Knob
« Reply #58 on: Sun, 28 June 2020, 17:47:15 »
Beauty!

Please make sure there's no gap between keycaps and case on the final product, or it would look really bad :(

Offline lavethyst

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Re: [IC] ROTR Volume Knob
« Reply #59 on: Sun, 28 June 2020, 22:31:31 »
i'm super interested if there's a white version at some point, and if the price is doable (am in canada and need to convert)

Offline mateuszwlo

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - New Renders and Features Added
« Reply #60 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 14:37:18 »
Super interested if the the price is right and is QMK compatible

Offline General_Pretzel

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - New Renders and Features Added
« Reply #61 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 14:50:44 »
Posted this on Reddit already, but to ensure visibility, here it is again:

As for suggestions, it would be awesome to have a knob option with some texture on the sides of the knob rather than only on the top. Also, offering additional knobs to purchase separately in the GB would be stellar!

Ideas for additional knob/texture designs:

Knurled Knob: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcSYyuxGNQBC7JYfCAtdkjWRw1WH8zc42vi1_RqONpLU5aqxWpV4j7uTGaYmIbKJaVplcVbe6jA&usqp=CAc

OR

Gripped Knob:
https://industrialcomponentsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/products/195/195.jpg

Offline kwlodarczyk

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - New Renders and Features Added
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 15:03:13 »
Posted this on Reddit already, but to ensure visibility, here it is again:

As for suggestions, it would be awesome to have a knob option with some texture on the sides of the knob rather than only on the top. Also, offering additional knobs to purchase separately in the GB would be stellar!

Ideas for additional knob/texture designs:

Knurled Knob: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcSYyuxGNQBC7JYfCAtdkjWRw1WH8zc42vi1_RqONpLU5aqxWpV4j7uTGaYmIbKJaVplcVbe6jA&usqp=CAc

OR

Gripped Knob:
https://industrialcomponentsgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/products/195/195.jpg

Thank you for the feedback! I've made a note of it and I'll try some renders to see how it looks!

Offline Neryus

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - New Renders and Features Added
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 16:50:56 »
Looks great. I would be all over a 6 key version of this.

Offline kwlodarczyk

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - New Renders and Features Added
« Reply #64 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 17:46:07 »
Looks great. I would be all over a 6 key version of this.

This seems to be a pretty popular request, keep an eye out for it in the future!

Offline syke

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #65 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 18:09:17 »
6 key version would be great

Offline Nim

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #66 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 18:44:41 »
This looks neat. Definitely keeping an eye on this

Offline Diggidy

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #67 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 19:58:57 »
Really dig the new renders. I think I'd be in for a black one with either smooth or a notched wheel. If you end up doing an e-white option though I'd be in for that even more.

Offline MightyFineShindig

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #68 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 20:39:39 »
Watching this space. A slight angle on the case would be great imo.
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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #69 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 21:20:44 »
Regarding the PCB, would it be possible for you to make the switches south-facing?

Offline Xerra

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #70 on: Thu, 02 July 2020, 00:58:40 »
This looks good! Would also prefer 6-key over 3. Hopefully the encoder will work great! If the price is right, I might very well be hopping on!

Offline Yeoh

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - New Renders and Features Added
« Reply #71 on: Thu, 02 July 2020, 01:08:02 »
Looks great. I would be all over a 6 key version of this.

This seems to be a pretty popular request, keep an eye out for it in the future!
+1 for 6 key version!

Offline Solotov

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - New Renders and Features Added
« Reply #72 on: Thu, 02 July 2020, 01:38:26 »
Looks great. I would be all over a 6 key version of this.

This seems to be a pretty popular request, keep an eye out for it in the future!

How about making it as the first version?  ;D
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Offline Hesi

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #73 on: Thu, 02 July 2020, 04:26:41 »
I'm pretty down for this. But as others have mentioned, I'd be even more down for a 6 key!

Offline Kasuka3497

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #74 on: Thu, 02 July 2020, 12:57:24 »
If this is nicely priced, I am definitely going for this.

I would like a gray variant as well, though probably will pick the black as well. Just think a grey and brass scheme like the Atlas 5x12 would make this look awesome (and I get to match them, more reason to not miss this!)

Please try a 6 key version? That would transform this into an ultimate macropad that I, for one, can't afford to miss. I always wanted one with 2 rotary knobs and 6 keys but this one makes up for it even now.... So 6 keys would make it the endgame Macropad for me.

And maybe a slight angle? 2°?


EDIT: Keep that notched knob... <3
« Last Edit: Thu, 02 July 2020, 23:02:23 by Kasuka3497 »

Offline TheYeti

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #75 on: Thu, 02 July 2020, 18:52:03 »
Ditto others re 6 keys! 3 keys good, 6 keys twice as good.

I think I'd prefer no indicator on the knob - it kind of loses it's meaning if there are no upper and lower bounds to the rotation.

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #76 on: Thu, 02 July 2020, 19:09:33 »
6 KEY PLS

Offline Kasuka3497

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #77 on: Thu, 02 July 2020, 23:09:09 »
Wait, so this GB will be sometime August or September?? :eek:

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #78 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 02:59:54 »
There are already macro pads with knobs and more keys in the works. CU7 with 6 and Soap with 7.

Please keep this at 3. I wouldn't know what to do with 3 more keys and this makes me prefer it.

Offline danieljgrouse

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #79 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 03:34:30 »
I agree that I prefer a 3 key version. I would absolutely find some use for more keys but I'd much rather have a smaller footprint.

Offline Kasuka3497

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #80 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 05:58:32 »
I don't really mind 3 keys either... Though I want 6 keys... But still.
The Grey color and slight angle are a bit more important to me.

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #81 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 22:09:42 »
3 keys, 6 keys... I'm in either way. This thing looks dope, I got a split keyboard on the way, this thing can fit right in the middle just perfect.  :thumb:

Well I just filled out the form but I'm going to leave my comments from that here as well.

I'd love to see something like this with a stepped potentiometer in place of the rotary encoder. How possible this is I can't say as I'm not that familiar with what is involved in setting this up as an input option for a PC. All I can say is I still own a Pioneer stereo from the 1970's (an SA-7800) and NOTHING I have ever used feels as good as the volume knob on that thing. It feels exactly as heavy and precise as it should. It would be amazing to have that exact thing to use on a PC.
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Offline kwlodarczyk

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #82 on: Sat, 04 July 2020, 05:11:20 »
3 keys, 6 keys... I'm in either way. This thing looks dope, I got a split keyboard on the way, this thing can fit right in the middle just perfect.  :thumb:

Well I just filled out the form but I'm going to leave my comments from that here as well.

I'd love to see something like this with a stepped potentiometer in place of the rotary encoder. How possible this is I can't say as I'm not that familiar with what is involved in setting this up as an input option for a PC. All I can say is I still own a Pioneer stereo from the 1970's (an SA-7800) and NOTHING I have ever used feels as good as the volume knob on that thing. It feels exactly as heavy and precise as it should. It would be amazing to have that exact thing to use on a PC.

That's a really cool idea! I'm not sure if it would work in this form factor as the potentiometers tend to be fairly large. It could be an option for a future project though!

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #83 on: Sat, 04 July 2020, 05:46:50 »
Hello I love knobs and would like to thank you for your contribution, you are a hero my friend
What a surprise ! You love knobs ? Didn’t know that


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Offline Diggidy

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #84 on: Sat, 04 July 2020, 06:19:32 »
Have you thought about having 2 USB ports and allowing for pass-through?

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #85 on: Sat, 04 July 2020, 08:20:06 »
Def Interested.

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #86 on: Sat, 04 July 2020, 09:33:26 »
3 keys, 6 keys... I'm in either way. This thing looks dope, I got a split keyboard on the way, this thing can fit right in the middle just perfect.  :thumb:

Well I just filled out the form but I'm going to leave my comments from that here as well.

I'd love to see something like this with a stepped potentiometer in place of the rotary encoder. How possible this is I can't say as I'm not that familiar with what is involved in setting this up as an input option for a PC. All I can say is I still own a Pioneer stereo from the 1970's (an SA-7800) and NOTHING I have ever used feels as good as the volume knob on that thing. It feels exactly as heavy and precise as it should. It would be amazing to have that exact thing to use on a PC.

That's a really cool idea! I'm not sure if it would work in this form factor as the potentiometers tend to be fairly large. It could be an option for a future project though!

Yes you are right, I wasn't thinking about the issue of how thick that component actually is. Still enthusiastic about what is on offer here though, and if you do decide to work out a project in the future that does fit in a stepped potentiometer I'd definitely be all in there as well!

Offline Kasuka3497

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #87 on: Sat, 04 July 2020, 16:22:58 »
It may be too early to ask, but any idea if the GB will have limited FCFS spots or just a time period?

Offline puq

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #88 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 12:51:18 »
All in for this. Might even cop 2 to give one to a friend as a gift:)

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #89 on: Tue, 07 July 2020, 08:02:44 »
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Free spinning magnetic rotary encoder

Does this mean that there is no resistance at all when turning the knob ?

Offline kwlodarczyk

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #90 on: Tue, 07 July 2020, 12:10:52 »
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Free spinning magnetic rotary encoder

Does this mean that there is no resistance at all when turning the knob ?

Yes! It'll be like the scroll wheel on the Logitech MX Master

Offline danieljgrouse

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #91 on: Tue, 07 July 2020, 12:15:49 »
That makes me very happy because I actually intend to use it as a stand-alone scroll wheel. I miss the Kensington Expert Mouse scroll ring on other trackballs and this seems like a great solution. Will it be heavy and smooth enough to have some momentum? (To let it spin freely if you nudge it hard enough.)

Offline kwlodarczyk

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #92 on: Tue, 07 July 2020, 13:19:50 »
That makes me very happy because I actually intend to use it as a stand-alone scroll wheel. I miss the Kensington Expert Mouse scroll ring on other trackballs and this seems like a great solution. Will it be heavy and smooth enough to have some momentum? (To let it spin freely if you nudge it hard enough.)

It should be, I've been playing around with the bearings I plan on using and they spin for about 1s. With the knob, there'll be a lot more momentum so it should spin for much longer!
I'll be posting a video of it spinning when I get the prototypes

Offline skyyyy

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - UPDATED Renders and Features Added
« Reply #93 on: Sat, 11 July 2020, 19:59:55 »
this is a beauty

Offline mateuszwlo

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - Prototype UPDATE
« Reply #94 on: Thu, 16 July 2020, 16:37:55 »
Looks great!

Offline mustardgreens

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - Prototype UPDATE
« Reply #95 on: Thu, 16 July 2020, 20:11:41 »
Looking forward to seeing a completed prototype with switches and caps. This is very exciting

Offline JinJuu

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - Prototype UPDATE
« Reply #96 on: Fri, 17 July 2020, 12:02:19 »
This looks really nice, can't wait to see it anodized.

Offline Shutter_Shock

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - Prototype UPDATE
« Reply #97 on: Fri, 17 July 2020, 14:37:48 »
I'm definitely intrigued. I'd love to see how well the knob spins freely when the proto is put together.

Offline kwlodarczyk

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - Prototype UPDATE
« Reply #98 on: Fri, 17 July 2020, 15:56:16 »
I'm definitely intrigued. I'd love to see how well the knob spins freely when the proto is put together.

It should spin really well, there aren't any parts that are in contact with each other. The only friction will come from the bearings
Here's a link to a test of the encoder chip - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pPAv9PewBg512wwro1o7rLLC9ZoXgD3a/view?usp=sharing
There's a magnet at the end of the pencil but it's not actually in contact with the chip, there's a 1.5mm gap

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Re: [IC] ROTR Macro Pad and Knob - Prototype UPDATE
« Reply #99 on: Sat, 18 July 2020, 17:04:01 »
instant cop for me
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