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Offline zedbraxmen

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #50 on: Sat, 26 September 2020, 19:10:57 »
Very interesting, plateless is the move, will be keeping an eye on this & IC form filled out!

I'm genuinely curious to know what is the advantage of going plateless.
Like most things, It is all preference. The difference from plateless opposed to plate is there will be a lot more flex when typing. This will provide a softer/bouncier typing experience, especially when combined with gasket mounting.

Gotcha. Thanks for the explanation, friend.

Offline Ireojimayo

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #51 on: Sun, 27 September 2020, 20:43:14 »
This board looks beautiful and designing it to be gasket mount plateless is a unique take.

Being designed by a Canadian changes this from me being highly interested to a must buy!

Offline gilbert

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #52 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 12:55:14 »
The green is such a nice color! When is the discord gonna open?

Offline hankg2003

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #53 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 15:56:25 »
Extremely interested. Any range for the price?

Offline phosphoric

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #54 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 20:34:54 »
Extremely interested. Any range for the price?

PRICING & AVAILABILITY

TBD depending on IC. At this time I am looking at a small run with a target price in the low-mid $300s. Extras will be funded out of my own pocket for quality control.
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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #55 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 21:49:13 »
Good :thumb:

I want HHKB.

Offline Zach

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #56 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 23:33:47 »
Looks great, interested :]
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Offline filuwow

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #57 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 02:11:07 »
Filled form and wait for the prototype :)

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #58 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 12:20:45 »
very clean :3

Offline minokeys

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #59 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 12:36:16 »
very nice colour choices! would love to try typing on this

Offline Twistere

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #60 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 12:38:48 »
Look very great, nice job ! I'm interested :]

Offline Ensaum

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #61 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 12:55:35 »
Oh man. A frosted PC option would be endgame.

Offline treeleaf64

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #62 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 16:12:53 »
Good :thumb:

I want HHKB.

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Offline Fael

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #63 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 17:58:18 »
This is looking good. What color is that dark case? Is it black or space gray?
« Last Edit: Mon, 05 October 2020, 19:51:37 by Fael »

Offline Ramen Champ

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #64 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 18:33:46 »
I've been hunting for more PCB mounted keyboards, super excited to see this progress to GB/fulfillment. Sign me up for 1!
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Offline leavenember

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #65 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 18:34:06 »
Really like the colors, especially the pink and "slate". Also, good on you for having a working proto before IC. Keep up the good work!


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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #66 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 18:46:23 »
Dang that looks awesome. Looking forward to a GB!

Offline self

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #67 on: Mon, 05 October 2020, 18:48:40 »
Great project. Hope to see it in the GB soon!
I really enjoy typing on an plateless IDB60 and hope we will have more plateless keyboards on the future.

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Offline kbye

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #68 on: Tue, 27 October 2020, 16:13:47 »
A bit of a progress update.

254661-0

First off, thank you to the users that filled out the interest check form! I'm blown away by the amount of feedback I received especially since I haven't posted the IC anywhere other than GH.

I have been testing the 2nd PCB prototype which features a 1.2mm thickness and modified leaf-spring style cuts on the tabs.

254663-1

Typing experience is much better than R1 since the lack of full-row flex cuts prevent the whole rows of keys from bouncing around too much, (something you normally wouldn't experience with a full/half plate). At the same time, the gaskets allow for a soft bottom out and the thin PCB provides a firm but flexible feel.

Here is my boomer attempt to illustrate the flex, it's a bit more pronounced in person:



IC Feedback

  • Some people have asked about whether the side tabs are really necessary since you never see side mounts on plate designs. Without them, the modifiers don't have as much support and the typing force feels very uneven, especially with gasket mount. So yes, they are necessary.
  • I've received requests for in-switch LEDs - at this time I won't be adding them in just to keep things simple. If I decide to run another round, it will be included
  • Also requests for split-spacebars. It would require a PCB re-design so unfortunately that is also out of the picture for this round
  • Lighter rose gold color. The first prototype was a custom pantone that my manu had never worked with before so color matching was a challenge. I am making adjustments to a more reproducible, lighter rose gold color.
  • Only 20% polled like HHKB so unfortunately that is out of the picture
  • Green PCB. Sorry but it will be black.
  • Polycarb case. If I run another round, I will look into it.

Next Steps

2nd case proto has been ordered with a couple changes:

  • Removed the text logo at the back based on feedback
  • Slightly increased the space between PCB and case to provide more room to flex
  • Added alignment tabs for the brass accent piece
  • Polished brass just to see if I like it
  • Changed the rose anodization color to a lighter one

I will probably include optional FR4 plate and case foam to allow for user to tune to their preference. Personally I think it feels and sounds great without.
   
Tentatively, I am planning 70 boards for public sale, in Light Rose and Slate Blue colorways, WKL and WK. It will ship from Canada and will be in CAD$.

Updated to-do:

  • Sound test
  • Design and order custom packaging (samples in transit)
  • Look into reasonable intl shipping costs (30% of IC is outside North America!)
  • Prepare for GB - hoping for 2020 but we'll see
   

New color renders and discord coming soon - bear with me, I'd love to dedicate more time to this but work and family come first. Thanks all!

Offline heyimpanda

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #69 on: Tue, 27 October 2020, 17:48:57 »
Dang, black didn't make the cut. Still looking forward to seeing the new rose color and fighting for one of the 70 public boards :P

Offline KingOfMemes

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #70 on: Tue, 27 October 2020, 18:32:17 »
Quote
Only 20% polled like HHKB so unfortunately that is out of the picture
Outch. Rip

Offline andromache

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #71 on: Tue, 27 October 2020, 18:42:57 »
Excited to see the update on this! The proto looks great. Nice to know you're taking your time on this to make a unique and quality board. I really hope I am able to join this GB! But if not, then I will definitely be in for a future run.

Offline VellFlamm

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #72 on: Tue, 27 October 2020, 19:14:16 »
Quote
Also requests for split-spacebars. It would require a PCB re-design so unfortunately that is also out of the picture for this round

I'm looking forward to R2. GL with this round.

Offline misswaffle

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #73 on: Wed, 28 October 2020, 03:01:12 »
I'm glad that the pink has been changed to a lighter rose gold tone and am excited to see how the second prototype will turn out. I love the plateless design and the board just looks so pretty.

As a fellow Canadian, "It will ship from Canada and will be in CAD$" is an amazing sight. Hoping I can get into the group buy!

Offline xarly06

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #74 on: Wed, 28 October 2020, 04:40:04 »
A bit of a progress update.

(Attachment Link)

First off, thank you to the users that filled out the interest check form! I'm blown away by the amount of feedback I received especially since I haven't posted the IC anywhere other than GH.

I have been testing the 2nd PCB prototype which features a 1.2mm thickness and modified leaf-spring style cuts on the tabs.

(Attachment Link)

Typing experience is much better than R1 since the lack of full-row flex cuts prevent the whole rows of keys from bouncing around too much, (something you normally wouldn't experience with a full/half plate). At the same time, the gaskets allow for a soft bottom out and the thin PCB provides a firm but flexible feel.

Here is my boomer attempt to illustrate the flex, it's a bit more pronounced in person:

Show Image


IC Feedback

  • Some people have asked about whether the side tabs are really necessary since you never see side mounts on plate designs. Without them, the modifiers don't have as much support and the typing force feels very uneven, especially with gasket mount. So yes, they are necessary.
  • I've received requests for in-switch LEDs - at this time I won't be adding them in just to keep things simple. If I decide to run another round, it will be included
  • Also requests for split-spacebars. It would require a PCB re-design so unfortunately that is also out of the picture for this round
  • Lighter rose gold color. The first prototype was a custom pantone that my manu had never worked with before so color matching was a challenge. I am making adjustments to a more reproducible, lighter rose gold color.
  • Only 20% polled like HHKB so unfortunately that is out of the picture
  • Green PCB. Sorry but it will be black.
  • Polycarb case. If I run another round, I will look into it.

Next Steps

2nd case proto has been ordered with a couple changes:

  • Removed the text logo at the back based on feedback
  • Slightly increased the space between PCB and case to provide more room to flex
  • Added alignment tabs for the brass accent piece
  • Polished brass just to see if I like it
  • Changed the rose anodization color to a lighter one

I will probably include optional FR4 plate and case foam to allow for user to tune to their preference. Personally I think it feels and sounds great without.
   
Tentatively, I am planning 70 boards for public sale, in Light Rose and Slate Blue colorways, WKL and WK. It will ship from Canada and will be in CAD$.

Updated to-do:

  • Sound test
  • Design and order custom packaging (samples in transit)
  • Look into reasonable intl shipping costs (30% of IC is outside North America!)
  • Prepare for GB - hoping for 2020 but we'll see
   

New color renders and discord coming soon - bear with me, I'd love to dedicate more time to this but work and family come first. Thanks all!

Oh look so good. Good job!

Offline Solotov

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #75 on: Wed, 28 October 2020, 08:27:45 »
A must buy  :eek:
Flex is love, flex is life.

Offline kidpid

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #76 on: Wed, 28 October 2020, 18:18:56 »
  • Only 20% polled like HHKB so unfortunately that is out of the picture

RIP. Guess I'll catch this one if there's a R2 with HHKB.

Offline Paitupai

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #77 on: Wed, 28 October 2020, 21:49:53 »
Looks really good! Probably going to wait for r2 though and hoping for asia proxy. GL with the IC and GB  :thumb:

Offline Visionaire

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #78 on: Wed, 28 October 2020, 22:33:06 »
Good lookin' board. Especially intrigued by the lack of a plate. Will keep an eye out.
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Offline beigeandbrown

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #79 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 00:20:33 »
How are you thinking of doing the group buy? This really looks like my dream board, I don't like plates but I also love gaskets. This hits all the right spots.

Offline devilDesignsKB

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #80 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 14:12:46 »
Love it, my favorite layout  ;D wonder how that typing will be

Offline taiminhle4920

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #81 on: Sun, 01 November 2020, 01:00:06 »
So how many board will this gb have, 70 or unlimited?

Offline paperassgasket

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #82 on: Sun, 01 November 2020, 10:36:53 »
So how many board will this gb have, 70 or unlimited?
Tentatively, I am planning 70 boards for public sale, in Light Rose and Slate Blue colorways, WKL and WK. It will ship from Canada and will be in CAD$.



Here is my boomer attempt to illustrate the flex, it's a bit more pronounced in person:
Show Image

I love this gif.

Offline Uryftw

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #83 on: Sat, 07 November 2020, 18:40:03 »
I just can't wait to try to get my hands on one. This is LOVELY

Offline Mechkeeb

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #84 on: Sun, 08 November 2020, 02:52:24 »
Is this international? I'm in singapore btw super interested

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #85 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 13:13:30 »
I'm here for this

Offline kbye

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #86 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 20:21:02 »
Is this international? I'm in singapore btw super interested

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Yes, international shipping will be available, I'm just trying to make sure shipping costs are reasonable so I'm looking at various options right now.

Offline Demagine

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #87 on: Fri, 13 November 2020, 20:51:22 »
This board looks amazing - can't wait to see when the GB is!

Offline ogp3

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #88 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 07:06:27 »
Eagerly waiting for this one!  ;D

Offline Bl4ck

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #89 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 07:20:56 »
Where would this be shipped from? (EU here so... trying to check about import taxes and so on)

Offline honoka

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #90 on: Thu, 19 November 2020, 16:05:50 »
Where would this be shipped from? (EU here so... trying to check about import taxes and so on)

From canada

Online ubmit

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Re: [IC] Nue | 60% PCB Gasket Mount
« Reply #91 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 01:45:36 »
Definitely interested, liked the design and also the plateless mount! By the way, this Rose color is really nice!