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Offline Soche

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Prototype #1 Order Placed!
« Reply #50 on: Tue, 22 September 2020, 13:39:12 »
been a lurker on GH since I joined but just had to say something for this. I always thought that I'd want a full polished SS weight, but after seeing the satin/matte finish that might be the final product then it think that this is a SUPER nice change. If interest is high enough, why not raffle off some fully polished ss versions though, like how the plume65 did?
 
Also, this mounting style is soooooo nice. Love that you wanted to try something different and the gasket placement here just sounds like it'll make sense. Excited to have some sound tests for differences in plate with and without flex cuts!

Offline Ustinj

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Prototype #1 Order Placed!
« Reply #51 on: Tue, 22 September 2020, 15:03:31 »
Thank you for the support everyone -

Also, this mounting style is soooooo nice. Love that you wanted to try something different and the gasket placement here just sounds like it'll make sense. Excited to have some sound tests for differences in plate with and without flex cuts!

I appreciate it - though it is going to be super experimental, so I wouldn't call it nice yet :P

And yeah, the weight finish is super TBD - I plan to entertain several prototypes with some noteworthy changes, so this prototype I ordered will not be the last one. Doing that, I can also play with different weight finishes and choose the one I like best.

Here are some updated renders with my planned cap set for my own personal board -

Front face


Side profile w/ caps, lowered height by 1mm


butt


Side & back


Thanks all

Will update when prototype comes with news

Offline Soche

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Prototype #1 Order Placed!
« Reply #52 on: Tue, 22 September 2020, 15:12:17 »
I appreciate it - though it is going to be super experimental, so I wouldn't call it nice yet :P

that's half the fun of it - a lot of what drives me personally in this hobby (and i'm sure others feel the same way) are the new and innovating things, especially with how typing feel is experienced in the end. I don't want another standard 6 poron gasket strips or top mount (even those these boards stand to be amazing), at least right now. With such a large influx of people, this creativity is gonna be fun no matter what.

Experiment away!

Offline L8T

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Prototype #1 Order Placed!
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 22 September 2020, 17:12:04 »
Love it!

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Prototype #1 Order Placed!
« Reply #54 on: Tue, 22 September 2020, 17:31:11 »
I appreciate it - though it is going to be super experimental, so I wouldn't call it nice yet :P

that's half the fun of it - a lot of what drives me personally in this hobby (and i'm sure others feel the same way) are the new and innovating things, especially with how typing feel is experienced in the end. I don't want another standard 6 poron gasket strips or top mount (even those these boards stand to be amazing), at least right now. With such a large influx of people, this creativity is gonna be fun no matter what.

Experiment away!


Exactly. Case-in-point there are 2 other 60% keyboards currently in IC (Nue, Sofia) that have top normal gasket and top mounts, with HHKB layouts.

Phase provides a unique mounting experience along with a beautiful form factor to boot.

Offline Voidec

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Prototype #1 Order Placed!
« Reply #55 on: Tue, 22 September 2020, 18:27:55 »
I submitted the interest form. I like this board alot. Can't wait for the GB :thumb:

Offline dibstern

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Prototype #1 Order Placed!
« Reply #56 on: Wed, 23 September 2020, 08:38:31 »
If the back is mirror polished, I’m in! I’m so sad with all of these beautiful keyboards abandoning their beautiful mirror polished aesthetic and settling for what I find to be a cheaper, less inspired or exciting look.
« Last Edit: Thu, 24 September 2020, 09:32:27 by dibstern »
Someone please dear god run a KAT Deep Navy w/ Mac Modifiers + Rama keycap set.


Offline dandruff

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Prototype #1 Order Placed!
« Reply #57 on: Sun, 27 September 2020, 02:49:49 »
Looking good :wink: you're going to make me own a 60

Offline EdgeOfInfinity

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Prototype #1 Order Placed!
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 00:27:09 »
will def keep my eye on this project. the angle of the chamfers on top are very elegant paired w/ HHKB!   :thumb:

Offline zoo

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Prototype #1 Order Placed!
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 02:08:27 »
Thoughtful design, looking forward to it becoming a reality!!

Offline gilbert

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Prototype #1 Order Placed!
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 08:26:31 »
I hope the proto turns out nice! I love that side edge

Offline Ustinj

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Prototype #1 Order Placed!
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 06 October 2020, 10:24:36 »
Prototype 1 has arrived and I'll be doing some testing before drawing a strong conclusion.

I have several changes lined up for Prototype 2 that I am super excited to see put into production.





Conclusion on prototype soon
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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | PROTOTYPE #1 RECEIVED
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 02:14:45 »
 :thumb:

Nice! mind sharing what changes will you be doing for Prototype 2?

Do you have a discord channel we could join for updates?

Offline Ustinj

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | PROTOTYPE #1 RECEIVED
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 07 October 2020, 17:14:47 »
:thumb:

Nice! mind sharing what changes will you be doing for Prototype 2?

Do you have a discord channel we could join for updates?

Currently waiting for a PCB to come in before 100% confirming changes for Proto 2!

I'll make a Discord for updates and fast contact: https://discord.gg/CdM2SV


Offline gbgwang

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Discord open, Prototype #1
« Reply #64 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 02:52:38 »
So good.

You are very careful about this keyboard.

If possible, I want to participate in joint purchase.

Can you show me more pictures of prototype #1?

I think it would be nice if there were other video clips.

Offline FNM

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Discord open, Prototype #1
« Reply #65 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 20:31:25 »
I was waiting for something like this to show up! Hope this can move forward quickly

Offline Visionaire

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | PROTOTYPE #1 RECEIVED
« Reply #66 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 21:13:38 »
:thumb:

Nice! mind sharing what changes will you be doing for Prototype 2?

Do you have a discord channel we could join for updates?

Currently waiting for a PCB to come in before 100% confirming changes for Proto 2!

I'll make a Discord for updates and fast contact: https://discord.gg/CdM2SV

Discord link doesn't appear to be working. =(
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Offline Ustinj

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Discord open, Prototype #1
« Reply #67 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 21:28:08 »
:thumb:

Nice! mind sharing what changes will you be doing for Prototype 2?

Do you have a discord channel we could join for updates?

Currently waiting for a PCB to come in before 100% confirming changes for Proto 2!

I'll make a Discord for updates and fast contact: https://discord.gg/CdM2SV

Discord link doesn't appear to be working. =(

Oops, sorry - did not realize Discord's default invitation link is set to expire. I made this one permanent: https://discord.gg/XPEFcn8

On that note, a user mentioned that I should include WKL renders on the main post ... done!






Offline Replay

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Discord open, Prototype #1
« Reply #68 on: Thu, 08 October 2020, 22:08:53 »
If I fill out the Ic form, do I order it?
This is my first GB, so please understand.

Offline fat_jammer

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Discord open, Prototype #1
« Reply #69 on: Fri, 09 October 2020, 00:19:17 »
No, usually, it does NOT mean you buy the item. "IC" stands for "Interest Check". IC's are for gauging interest on ideas, before selling them. ICs are also for potential customers (you), to give the designer ideas, ways to "fix" or make the board "better." For example, if you really wanted to see a stainless steel weight on a certain board, for whatever reason, you might state this on the form, or on the thread of the item of subject. So when you fill that form out, you 1: give the designers more ideas, what you'd like to see that is "missing," and 2: tell the designer how excited, or interested, you are in the potential product.

Offline Ustinj

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Discord open, Prototype #1
« Reply #70 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 15:28:01 »
UPDATE: October 10th, 2020

I had a few changes already lined up, but Prototype 1 has given me the opportunity to make a few more tweaks that I think will improve the board. Prototype 1 was mostly a success. I very much enjoy the shape and feel of the board's edges on my desk, but was not satisfied with the quality of finish from factory 1. Assembly was a smooth process, and typing feels good for aluminum. I don't have the opportunity to use the PC plate as I intended because the factory messed it up so badly it won't fit.

Changes:

- Lowered overall board height by 1mm
- Increased the thickness of the bottom interior of the case by 2.4mm, the interior surface is now almost completely aluminum (versus the previous 50% alu 50% steel). I suspect this will bring changes to sound..
- Upgraded screws from M2 x 0.4mm to M2.5 x 0.45mm for peace of mind - I don't want to push into M3 territory as that will make the bezels wider than I envisioned.
- Increased the mass of the board from ~1198g to ~1400g (2.6lbs to 3.2lbs)
- Sandblasted steel weight instead of polished. The polished weight was nice, for the first 15 minutes..
- Flex / auditory cuts for spacebar uniformity
- Will be giving the following plates a shot - POLYCARBONATE, POLYPROPYLENE, ALUMINUM
- Increased seam chamfer size. I want the emphasized seam to pop even more.
- Cuts made on interior to accommodate for JST connector position of both H60 and WT-60

 Typing tests will come from Prototype 2, I'd like for it to more represent the production run product (in case things sound different).

thank

Offline bunanapeel

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Discord, Prototyping
« Reply #71 on: Tue, 13 October 2020, 00:43:59 »
First 60% to catch my eye in a long time.  Definitely gonna be keeping my eye on this one, really love the clean and professional look.

Offline dibstern

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Discord, Prototyping
« Reply #72 on: Tue, 13 October 2020, 07:13:49 »
Wow, so damn pretty!

Maybe I missed this, there was a lot of text, but will there be a brass plate option?
Someone please dear god run a KAT Deep Navy w/ Mac Modifiers + Rama keycap set.


Offline Ustinj

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Discord, Prototyping
« Reply #73 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 00:33:01 »
I have not planned to include brass plates by default due to their stiffness, but may consider adding it as an add-on. I will do some testing with a brass plate first and determine whether or not it's worth submitting a bulk order for.  :thumb:

if not, plate file would be dropped after so you can go have a plate made out of brass, pom, concrete, w/e
« Last Edit: Sun, 18 October 2020, 00:51:52 by Ustinj »

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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Discord, Prototyping
« Reply #74 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 06:56:05 »
I have not planned to include brass plates by default due to their stiffness, but may consider adding it as an add-on. I will do some testing with a brass plate first and determine whether or not it's worth submitting a bulk order for.  :thumb:

if not, plate file would be dropped after so you can go have a plate made out of brass, pom, concrete, w/e
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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Discord, Prototyping
« Reply #75 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 08:08:31 »
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Re: [IC] Phase (60% Keyboard) | Discord, Prototyping
« Reply #76 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 13:02:13 »
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