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Offline NTN

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Hi mechanical keyboard enthusiasts,
Welcome to the first Interest check for VIENDI 8L – a custom mechanical keyboard kit.

Firstly, please take a look at this video, remember to turn on audio and fullscreen ;-)




I am working in the architectural field, using numpad a lot, but can not use it and my mouse at the same time with my right hand. This is the reason for the left numpad.
I am obsessed with minimalism and elegant yet practical. That is the reason for the layout, as less as possible without compromising with practical usage.
This is my first keyboard project, so the goal is to fulfill my passion, gaining trust of the community, not profit at all. That is why I offer an affordable price, yet it has to have something nice to worth what you pay for. Nice things are the showing-off brass plate, rotary encoder and sleek design.
*** Every design lines put in has been carefully considered in terms of aesthetic, functions, comfortable usage.
 
⚫ MAIN SPECIFICATIONS:
- Case size: W390mm x H116mm, front height: 20mm, made of CNC 6061 aluminium. 6* tilt angle.
- Sandwich mount.
- Exposed brass plate with surface treated to prevent tarnishing and oxidizing.
- PCB and Rotary Encoder can be fully programable by QMK via VIA Configurator.
- USB Type C port.
- 2 Colors: Dark gray (named Shadow), Silver (named Mist) and limited color options.
- Kit includes: Case, plate, PCB, screws, silicon bumpons. Under considering: includes the rotary encoder (EC11) and sound dampener foam.

⚫ Construction diagram:


⚫ Full features:


⚫ Layout supported:


⚫ Key ?/ issue:


⚫ Detail renderings:
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⚫ Mixes with keycaps:

Credits: GMK Nines by Emir, GMK Phantom by briano1905, Gmk Samurai by RedSuns, GMK Wild by T.D Lemon 1900, GMK Oblivion by Oblotzky, JTK Suited Assassin by JTKeycaps.


Credits: GMK Modern Dolch Light by janglad, GMK Sandstorm by Zambumon, GMK Sixes by Xynerorias, GMK Olivia by olivia.


Full renderings album

Please help me conclude some consideration to finalize the design and sign up the mailing list in this IC FORM
For now, I will try to answer anything posted here or this DISCORD SERVER or this REDDIT POST.
 
⚫ STATUS:
- Dealt with PCB designer, he has a lot of experiences on designing and mass pcb production.
- Dealt with CNC factory, anodizing factory.
- I will make the first prototype right after you guys help me conclude some big considerations on the IC Form. Refined and finalized all design details.
- Received v01 prototype. Please check photos below.
- Ordered prototype v02.
- PCB designing nearly finished.

⚫ PROTOTYPE V01: *Note: this is only raw CNC machined, not yet anodized.









⚫ SCHEDULE:
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⚫ COLLABORATIONS:
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- With JTKeycaps: buyers on Viendi 8L GB will have chance to buy both 8L and JTK Suited Assassin (SA) at discount price when 8L GB launches. Which means you only need to pay for both at that time, no need to pay now. And even if discount slots run out, you can still buy JTK SA at full price.
I am welcome and still looking for collaboration, please PM me or email to viendistudio@gmail.com

⚫ PRICE ESTIMATES:
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Too soon to say, what I can say now: price range 200$ - 300$ excludes VAT and shipping fee.

⚫ QUANTITY:
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To be determined. But will be limited for the first round, since I want to carefully control the quality and shipping schedule.

⚫ THANK YOU AND CREDITS:
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Thank you friends around the world for paying attention, unconditional helping and advising, making me realize some unseen difficulties and cost.
Special thanks to: VNMK community, JTKeycaps, Hoang Nguyen, Nguyen Thanh, Tom Kazansky, Truyen Nguyen, Chau Ngoc Hieu, u/Eroviaa, u/exdigguser147, remitairakawa.

This is a long journey to finally have the VIENDI 8L on your desk, fully function and shine. Let’s make this come true with me!

If you want to support this project, please consider putting this in your signature. Thank you!
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From Saigon, Viet Nam, with love.
Sincerely,
Nguyen Truong Ngan - NTN.
« Last Edit: Thu, 15 October 2020, 22:28:03 by NTN »

Offline Dazon

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yes please!! im very interested

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Offline nu_types

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Neat board! I recognized this from the JTK Suited Assassin renders. Really digging the bezel design.

Offline KeebOnMe

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Looks great! I'm in the boat of adding one column to the board, but I understand where you are coming from.

Can't wait till the group buy!

Offline mahpsirhc

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I love how minimalistic the keyboard looks. The left-hand number pad rocks! I hope there is an US vendor because I am definitely interested. Is the bezel (plate) going to be gold no matter what or will there be options for different color combinations (based on material)? Also, go Vietnamese designers! This and Ori are awesome from Vietnam.

EDIT: I filled out the IC form - ignore my question above!
« Last Edit: Tue, 21 July 2020, 00:23:48 by mahpsirhc »

Offline buianhthang

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 00:19:01 »
Great. Waiting for a board without numpad
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Offline zoo

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 00:26:22 »
The exposed plate accent is a nice feature.

Will the top case be flush around the knob like in the video? Or an option interchangeable with a switch like in the photo renders?


Offline NTN

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 00:33:29 »
The exposed plate accent is a nice feature.

Will the top case be flush around the knob like in the video? Or an option interchangeable with a switch like in the photo renders?

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The top frame is fixed for the knob, normal switch is not supported.

Offline Nyeezy

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 02:21:36 »
I’m in!


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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 02:25:25 »
In  :thumb:
Hopefully i don't miss it. 




Offline sayantanroy47

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 03:55:37 »
Looks beautiful. Are you considering EU vendors?

Offline jAngeles

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 05:28:02 »
damn that looks great! very very interested

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 05:59:30 »
Looks beautiful. Are you considering EU vendors?
I am considering. I don't know what is the difference between choosing a vendor at my country that can ship worldwide and choosing multiple vendors at different regions like america, EU,...?
« Last Edit: Tue, 11 August 2020, 02:46:38 by NTN »

Offline thanhquang1988

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 07:11:48 »
Sign me in  :thumb: :thumb:

Offline parablol

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 08:09:53 »
Beautiful design

Offline quinnx

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 08:24:44 »
Cannot wait to see the prototype!!!!

Offline d4vid4f

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 09:05:31 »
Really loving this design.

Only suggestion is that I am against the mirrored numpad. I prefer the standard numpad layout while still being on the left.

Other than that, it is a great concept and I am excited to support this project.

Thanks,

Offline GaNeBaL

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 09:07:00 »
any possibility of a 7u bottom row?
Obsessed with 60%

Offline SupportGG__

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 10:14:32 »
a few questions about the knob.  Will you be able to push it as well (like a button)?  How smooth/tactile with the rotation be?

Offline NTN

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 10:17:49 »
Really loving this design.

Only suggestion is that I am against the mirrored numpad. I prefer the standard numpad layout while still being on the left.

Other than that, it is a great concept and I am excited to support this project.

Thanks,

It is mentioned in the IC form, I would follow the most voted.

any possibility of a 7u bottom row?
Maybe no, 7u is not enough different to 6.25u for me. Supporting it leads to big cutting off the plate.

Offline neutralstate

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 10:27:19 »
this looks absolutely stunning.

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 12:59:54 »
Well that is a form factor I could really get behind.
Very nice, I'll be following this closely

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 13:33:33 »
How do I stay updated? Is there a mailing list?

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[IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 15:40:14 »
Love the design and the numpad placement. Looks amazing.
« Last Edit: Tue, 21 July 2020, 16:00:16 by xEdifice »

Offline Oddstag

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 16:23:30 »
At that price you definitely have my interest. Will be following closely.

Offline Shiro

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 17:13:33 »
i will never use a numpad, but man what a clean board. Hope this goes well!

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 17:18:50 »
That exploded 3D animation gave me architecture school flashbacks. Looks awesome! Will be watching~ ^^

Offline NTN

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 22:15:24 »
How do I stay updated? Is there a mailing list?
Fill in the IC form to sign up the mailling list or join Discord server for faster updates.

Really loving this design.

Only suggestion is that I am against the mirrored numpad. I prefer the standard numpad layout while still being on the left.

Other than that, it is a great concept and I am excited to support this project.

Thanks,
Thanks. I may support both. This issue is mentioned in the IC form, I would follow the most voted.

Offline hottrout

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 12:03:13 »
Beautiful design but I would prefer right handed numpad.
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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 12:20:02 »
I've only ever used right-handed numpad up until now, and honestly, when I saw the board I told myself "f*ck it, I'll switch to a left-handed one". It does make more sense imo than a right-handed numpad, just gives more room for the mouse to be moved.

Offline Key_Capt

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 12:21:47 »
Looking real nice!

Offline eyeon

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 13:34:00 »
It looks good, left numpad is a big plus as is the smaller form factor.  The big problem is the location of the "?" key that is a very commonly used key moving it is not really an option in my eyes.  The arrow keys on the other hand are completely unnecessary, a person can just as easily use arrows in the numpad section if they actually need them.  Ideal would be a standard 60% layout with the added left section.

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 13:39:29 »
Good looking / elegant and classy 60% keyboard i love it.

Good luck !

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 10:21:08 »
I’d slob that knob

Offline chanceofthat

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 23 July 2020, 13:07:56 »
Wow this looks incredible, I’d kill for just a 60% without the numpad. Hopefully in the future you might consider it.


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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 14:11:28 »
This is absolutely beautiful and so up my street - I'm running a 60% with a macropad on the left with encoders on, so this would have all the features in one stunning piece!
     
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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 26 July 2020, 05:56:10 »
Hi, what is the approx. weight?

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 26 July 2020, 07:51:20 »
It looks good, left numpad is a big plus as is the smaller form factor.  The big problem is the location of the "?" key that is a very commonly used key moving it is not really an option in my eyes.  The arrow keys on the other hand are completely unnecessary, a person can just as easily use arrows in the numpad section if they actually need them.  Ideal would be a standard 60% layout with the added left section.
The great thing about QMK is that you can remap.
Right shift, for me anyways, is almost never used, so in my eyes I would remap to "? /".
As a heavy excel user, I disagree with your NAV cluster statement. I would like to be able to enter data and navigate simultaneously without having to change layers. And further to that, I would probably remap the current "?" To tab to even further increase productivity. Everyone has their own use cases, so you can't generalize.
I for one will cop this board for the ergonomics and size factor.

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Offline NTN

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 26 July 2020, 09:16:03 »
a few questions about the knob.  Will you be able to push it as well (like a button)?  How smooth/tactile with the rotation be?
The component technical name is EC11. It can be rotated unlimited and continuously with tactile feeling (imaging it feels like a angle snap every 5 degrees), and can be clicked, you can map these 2 inputs freely.

Hi, what is the approx. weight?
Wait for my protoype.

Really loving this design.

Only suggestion is that I am against the mirrored numpad. I prefer the standard numpad layout while still being on the left.

Other than that, it is a great concept and I am excited to support this project.

Thanks,
We are working to support both standard and mirrored numpad

It looks good, left numpad is a big plus as is the smaller form factor.  The big problem is the location of the "?" key that is a very commonly used key moving it is not really an option in my eyes.  The arrow keys on the other hand are completely unnecessary, a person can just as easily use arrows in the numpad section if they actually need them.  Ideal would be a standard 60% layout with the added left section.
Same as below.

It looks good, left numpad is a big plus as is the smaller form factor.  The big problem is the location of the "?" key that is a very commonly used key moving it is not really an option in my eyes.  The arrow keys on the other hand are completely unnecessary, a person can just as easily use arrows in the numpad section if they actually need them.  Ideal would be a standard 60% layout with the added left section.
The great thing about QMK is that you can remap.
Right shift, for me anyways, is almost never used, so in my eyes I would remap to "? /".
As a heavy excel user, I disagree with your NAV cluster statement. I would like to be able to enter data and navigate simultaneously without having to change layers. And further to that, I would probably remap the current "?" To tab to even further increase productivity. Everyone has their own use cases, so you can't generalize.
I for one will cop this board for the ergonomics and size factor.

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This kit support both initial layout in the rendering and ANSI standard.

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 26 July 2020, 10:32:54 »
Looks beautiful. Are you considering EU vendors?
I am considering. For now I don't what is the different between choosing a vendor at my country that can ship worldwide and choosing multiple vendors at different regions like america, EU,...?

Its mainly about the absurd taxes and hassle Eu buyers go through. Although a vendor charges taxes, the hassle is eliminated. On the other hand sometimes a vendor abroad would undervalue the package as well. But thats a rare occasion!
Vendors in EU mainly make sure we can get the stuff without much hassle!Thats about it tbh.

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 26 July 2020, 12:12:26 »
EDIT: OK nevermind. I saw the question in the IC form.

This looks great. Love the brass "lip" :)
Any chance of split spacebar support? Something like this should work for your PCB's layout:

« Last Edit: Sun, 26 July 2020, 23:16:04 by nguyenhimself »

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« Reply #41 on: Sun, 26 July 2020, 12:13:06 »
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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 26 July 2020, 13:24:15 »
I've been waiting for this board since I first saw the renders on Reddit, I'm so excited for this!!

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 27 July 2020, 21:47:04 »
Yeah.  Absolutely love this layout.  Good luck.

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 14:44:02 »
This is gorgeous! Best of luck. I'll keep an eye out for this. If I have room in the budget when the international GB comes around, I'm definitely in!

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 19:21:05 »
Love a good southpaw numpad. On the question of the bottom right of the board I prefer the layout below.

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 22:47:36 »
Yeah.  Absolutely love this layout.  Good luck.

I've been waiting for this board since I first saw the renders on Reddit, I'm so excited for this!!

This is gorgeous! Best of luck. I'll keep an eye out for this. If I have room in the budget when the international GB comes around, I'm definitely in!
Thanks all
Love a good southpaw numpad. On the question of the bottom right of the board I prefer the layout below.

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Good news: this kit supports that.

Offline justinhigley

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 11:13:14 »
Quote
Good news: this kit supports that.

Awesome! I'm in.

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 10:33:06 »
Can I just say that this baby is the sexiest (no joke) thing I've seen all month?
Fantastic job and fantastic price. I'm in (if I can get in).

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 10:43:08 »
Joining, maybe, depending on actual pricing.


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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #50 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 12:20:44 »
This might be the only southpaw numpad i'll get.... Until i saw that it does not have arrow key blocker  :'(

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #51 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 15:18:58 »
This might be the only southpaw numpad i'll get.... Until i saw that it does not have arrow key blocker  :'(
https://pimpmykeyboard.com/switch-blocker-pack-of-10/

Problem solved!

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #52 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 20:20:24 »
Joining, maybe, depending on actual pricing.


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I just double checked. Can you check again? Thank you by the way.

Can I just say that this baby is the sexiest (no joke) thing I've seen all month?
Fantastic job and fantastic price. I'm in (if I can get in).
Thank you!

This might be the only southpaw numpad i'll get.... Until i saw that it does not have arrow key blocker  :'(
https://pimpmykeyboard.com/switch-blocker-pack-of-10/

Problem solved!

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Oh I don't even know this is available.

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #53 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 20:26:58 »
The banner works! Yey!

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #54 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 20:41:56 »
The banner works! Yey!


Is the main render 6u space bar? I'd love to get one like it. But it is not represented in the layout diagram.


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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #55 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 21:26:01 »
concluded layout support standard 6.25u spacebar

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #56 on: Sun, 09 August 2020, 10:00:56 »
Looks beautiful. Are you considering EU vendors?
I am considering. For now I don't what is the different between choosing a vendor at my country that can ship worldwide and choosing multiple vendors at different regions like america, EU,...?

Totally agree, it's just too much easier for EU fellas to buy with a proxy (also cheaper)




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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #57 on: Sun, 09 August 2020, 16:32:40 »
Man I wish there were more colors. This board his great!

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #58 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 09:33:35 »
Looks beautiful. Are you considering EU vendors?
I am considering. For now I don't what is the different between choosing a vendor at my country that can ship worldwide and choosing multiple vendors at different regions like america, EU,...?

Totally agree, it's just too much easier for EU fellas to buy with a proxy (also cheaper)
What is best EU vendor in your opinion?

Man I wish there were more colors. This board his great!
For now, I can not offer many colors for the first batch because of the limited quantity (I want to control the quality and shipping schedule). Support me on the first batch, surely more dope colors will come ;-)

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #59 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 10:00:33 »
Honestly, I really think the two colors offered (and the variants) are very classy and suit the board well.  I am very excited and hope to get my hands on this (heh).

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #60 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 16:47:36 »
Looks beautiful. Are you considering EU vendors?
I am considering. For now I don't what is the different between choosing a vendor at my country that can ship worldwide and choosing multiple vendors at different regions like america, EU,...?

Totally agree, it's just too much easier for EU fellas to buy with a proxy (also cheaper)
What is best EU vendor in your opinion?

There are two mainly, mykeyboard and candykeys.
Mykeyboard is probably more popular but i wouldn't say there is a best one. They are both ok




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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #61 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 17:06:30 »
this looks really good. I'm in for sure. the price is appealing.

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #62 on: Tue, 11 August 2020, 00:52:22 »
Count me in!

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #63 on: Tue, 11 August 2020, 01:41:46 »
Very nice!

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #64 on: Mon, 17 August 2020, 23:51:13 »
Maybe add some angle somehow? Too far in design? Add some footses! I need some sort of an angle just for looks if nothing else.

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #65 on: Tue, 18 August 2020, 01:16:40 »
I'm def. in on this!

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #66 on: Tue, 18 August 2020, 02:12:28 »
I've never tried southpaw because I fear my muscle memory from my right hand would make my left hand feel sluggish, but this is far to beautiful to pass on. Worst case scenario, it'll make for a nice macropad, I suppose :D Also, having vendors in different regions will be better, as they will take care of import and such.

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #67 on: Tue, 18 August 2020, 23:20:19 »
I've never tried southpaw because I fear my muscle memory from my right hand would make my left hand feel sluggish, but this is far to beautiful to pass on. Worst case scenario, it'll make for a nice macropad, I suppose :D Also, having vendors in different regions will be better, as they will take care of import and such.
Thanks. Futher info is that with left numpad will not be for numbers input only, imagine to keymap the Caps lock as Fn, your left hand can do unlimited inputs, and free your right hand for the mouse.

I'm def. in on this!
Thanks

Maybe add some angle somehow? Too far in design? Add some footses! I need some sort of an angle just for looks if nothing else.
You mean more angle? Actually I adjusted the design. Now the feet and the bottom case is in 1 single block, tilting angle changed into 6 degree. Just wait for my official updates.

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #68 on: Tue, 18 August 2020, 23:45:46 »
No Tsangan Layout?

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #69 on: Thu, 20 August 2020, 05:35:04 »
Can't decide which I like the most, white or black, but either way, it looks amazing and I need it!
« Last Edit: Thu, 20 August 2020, 05:40:56 by Xonuss »

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #70 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 11:59:25 »
This looks great, count me in!

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #71 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 12:07:32 »
Love it! I'm interested!

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #72 on: Tue, 01 September 2020, 12:27:38 »
Interested will keep an eye on this

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #73 on: Fri, 11 September 2020, 17:54:55 »
Yup, I will buy this.

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #74 on: Fri, 11 September 2020, 19:23:23 »
I like it, nice southpaw with a different and classy design. I'm in.

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #75 on: Fri, 11 September 2020, 22:26:21 »
Not a fan of the layout personally, but the design language is fantastic.

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #76 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 10:57:20 »
Any changes to the “biggest challenge”? Are you considering an alternative payment method that won’t hold the funds for manufacturing?

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #77 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 18:01:57 »
definitely interested

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #78 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 23:42:51 »
Watching this with hopes that this becomes a reality and that I happen to be on time to get in on the GB. Looks absolutely amazing.

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #79 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 01:20:00 »
I love the design, and as a former architect major in college I Stan. But, just so confused why the most common 60% layout is not supported.

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #80 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 01:33:13 »
Love the design!

I was wondering - and maybe a stupid question - but what is the difference between the normal GB and the international GB?

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #81 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 02:53:19 »
[qu
Watching this with hopes that this becomes a reality and that I happen to be on time to get in on the GB. Looks absolutely amazing.
Thank you.

I love the design, and as a former architect major in college I Stan. But, just so confused why the most common 60% layout is not supported.
The common 60% is supported. I will update the official supported layout.

Any changes to the “biggest challenge”? Are you considering an alternative payment method that won’t hold the funds for manufacturing?
Yes correct.

Love the design!

I was wondering - and maybe a stupid question - but what is the difference between the normal GB and the international GB?
No any question is stupid at all bro. The first GB will be in limited quantity and colors. The international GB will have bigger quantity and more colors available as well as collaborations.

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #82 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 07:42:19 »
I'm in

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #83 on: Sat, 26 September 2020, 16:47:18 »
Any idea on when the INTL gb?




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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #84 on: Sun, 27 September 2020, 23:03:47 »
Count me in +1

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Re: [IC] Viendi 8L - Elegant 60% with left numpad and knob.
« Reply #85 on: Mon, 12 October 2020, 10:17:16 »
12 OCTOBER 2020 BIG UPDATES:

- Finalized and refined all detail design:
+ Tilt angle changed from 5 degrees into 6 degrees.
+ Bottom case and feet now in one single monolithic piece.
+ Plate is carefully designed to reduce the stiffness of sandwich mounting.

- Kit will include 2 sound dampening foams: plate – PCB and PCB – bottom case.
- PCB designing nearly finished. PCB and Rotary Encoder can be fully programable by QMK via VIA Configurator.
- Received v01 prototype. Please check pictures below.
- Ordered prototype v02.





PROTOTYPE V01 PICTURES: *NOTE: just raw CNC machined, not yet be anodized.













Thank you for still be patient on this project.
Hope you all stay strong and safe!


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Looking good! I'm liking all the changes. Can't  wait for GB.

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Very interested. Form filled!

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Protos look great!

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Re: [IC] VIENDI 8L - Elegant. Southpaw 60. Knob | UPDATE 12 Oct. PROTO V01
« Reply #90 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 13:34:35 »
nice proto

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Re: [IC] VIENDI 8L - Elegant. Southpaw 60. Knob | UPDATE 12 Oct. PROTO V01
« Reply #91 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 18:27:55 »
Has a final decision been made about the mirrored number pad? Sorry I missed this in the comments.

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Re: [IC] VIENDI 8L - Elegant. Southpaw 60. Knob | UPDATE 12 Oct. PROTO V01
« Reply #92 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 20:48:43 »
Silver and brass, GMK civilizations, Ghost Silent linears. That’s my new build right there!


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Re: [IC] VIENDI 8L - Elegant. Southpaw 60. Knob | UPDATE 12 Oct. PROTO V01
« Reply #93 on: Thu, 15 October 2020, 02:51:39 »
I don't need this, I am not left handed, I have lots of boards.  I must have this. :)
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Re: [IC] VIENDI 8L - Elegant. Southpaw 60. Knob | UPDATE 12 Oct. PROTO V01
« Reply #94 on: Thu, 15 October 2020, 08:08:18 »
reserved!

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Re: [IC] VIENDI 8L - Elegant. Southpaw 60. Knob | UPDATE 12 Oct. PROTO V01
« Reply #95 on: Thu, 15 October 2020, 18:20:38 »
Nice video :thumbs up:

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Re: [IC] VIENDI 8L - Elegant. Southpaw 60. Knob | UPDATE 12 Oct. PROTO V01
« Reply #96 on: Thu, 15 October 2020, 22:25:26 »
Has a final decision been made about the mirrored number pad? Sorry I missed this in the comments.
Yes. The kit support both standard numpad and mirrored numpad. Please check supported layout in the 1st post more detail.

I don't need this, I am not left handed, I have lots of boards.  I must have this. :)
Thanks. The mindset for this layout is to let you use the numpad without having to release your mouse on right hand, not only for left-handed.
Edit: just check your signature. I see you have quite a warehouse of custom keyboards O.O
« Last Edit: Fri, 16 October 2020, 10:10:21 by NTN »

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Re: [IC] VIENDI 8L - Elegant. Southpaw 60. Knob | UPDATE 12 Oct. PROTO V01
« Reply #97 on: Fri, 16 October 2020, 08:35:28 »
Has a final decision been made about the mirrored number pad? Sorry I missed this in the comments.
Yes. The kit support both standard numpad and mirrored numpad. Please check supported layout in the 1st post more detail.

Excellent! I'm definitely in.

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Re: [IC] VIENDI 8L - Elegant. Southpaw 60. Knob | UPDATE 12 Oct. PROTO V01
« Reply #98 on: Fri, 16 October 2020, 10:26:33 »
I will retrain my brain and learn to love this layout.  I am in.
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Re: [IC] VIENDI 8L - Elegant. Southpaw 60. Knob | UPDATE 12 Oct. PROTO V01
« Reply #99 on: Fri, 16 October 2020, 12:36:01 »
waiting waiting...
Thank you for the signature!

I will retrain my brain and learn to love this layout.  I am in.
Thank you bro!

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Re: [IC] VIENDI 8L - Elegant. Southpaw 60. Knob | UPDATE 12 Oct. PROTO V01
« Reply #100 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 11:23:26 »
I love it!
As a left-handed person this would perfectly fit my perfect keyboard although If I could suggest a black-based accent plate? (maybe an fr4 plate)


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Re: [IC] VIENDI 8L - Elegant. Southpaw 60. Knob | UPDATE 12 Oct. PROTO V01
« Reply #101 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 04:40:33 »
Are you going to make different colored plates? As personal preference I really don't love the look of brass - the silver SS weight you have in a few of the renders would be sweet