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Offline roseal

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[IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 19:19:52 »
Crescent

Gasket-mounted TKL with a minimalistic design





0. Contents

1. Specifications and colours
2. Layouts
3. Group Buy Information
4. Renders
5. To do
6. Links
7. Updates
8. Album




1. Specifications

Case: Aluminium
Weight: Aluminium
Plate: Aluminium, gasket mount
PCB: Solder only, QMK/VIA compatible, USB-C via ai03's unified daughterboard
Typing angle: 8 degrees


1.1. Colours

Case: Anodised Black
Plate: E-White
Weight: E-White


Case: E-White
Plate: Anodised Black
Weight: Anodised Black



2. Layouts

The board will be WKL only to make it easier for me as a first time GB runner

Pink: Supported by plate
Blue: Supported by PCB

Plate files including half plate and ISO will be released after GB







3. Group Buy Information

Units available: 80
Price: $350-380
Date: TBA
Format: FCFS




4. Renders








Old renders

More






5. To do

• Finish PCB design
• Order case and PCB prototype

• More renders/keyset renders




6. Links

IC Form: https://forms.gle/ysMrjD3GoZhFKqKx5
Discord: Coming soon




7. Updates

11/10/20 - IC created
15/10/20 - Tentative colour options and renders added
26/10/20 - Price and unit count added
29/10/20 - Case prototype ordered, units reduced from 100 to 80, layouts updated
03/12/20 - PCB design sent to fab, plate foam and gaskets received
15/12/20 - Manufacturing of the case is complete
28/12/20 - Case prototype received, sound test and build log soon


« Last Edit: Tue, 19 January 2021, 00:21:04 by roseal »

Offline roseal

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 19:20:30 »
8. Album



More: https://imgur.com/a/JnECLOF

The album will be updated as more pictures come through
« Last Edit: Mon, 18 January 2021, 07:59:20 by roseal »

Offline bisoromi

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 19:21:38 »
glwic
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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 19:22:25 »
glwic

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 19:25:54 »
looks good!

Offline crusader_alex

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« Reply #5 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 19:31:43 »
Nice and clean, glwic!

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Offline Blastoise

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 20:02:49 »
Love it! Really excited for this!!!

Offline johnnysstash

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 20:08:56 »
Not bad, GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 20:29:18 »
Looks good!!

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Offline fropsie

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 21:12:46 »
Chamfered edges? Count me in!

Offline NoxNoxNox

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 21:20:26 »
Big fan of the weight design.

Any chance this might use the h87?

Offline roseal

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 21:32:01 »
Big fan of the weight design.

Any chance this might use the h87?

Unfortunately, due to the location of the JST connector, only the PCB designed for the case will be compatible

Offline jack47

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 10 October 2020, 21:39:57 »
Clean. GLWIC!

Offline Hell-es

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 11 October 2020, 00:39:30 »
Nice design - maybe split left backspace possible?

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 11 October 2020, 02:08:37 »
what beautiful renders! glwic

Offline Rexcramer

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 11 October 2020, 03:29:08 »
Will the daughterboard sit on the right hand side as shown in the renders? Personally I would prefer a centered USB Port.

Offline Lenux

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 11 October 2020, 03:55:46 »
GLWIC ! Really like the design.

Offline roseal

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 11 October 2020, 14:47:24 »
Will the daughterboard sit on the right hand side as shown in the renders? Personally I would prefer a centered USB Port.

That is one of the things I wish to iron out with this IC

Offline binepad

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« Reply #18 on: Sun, 11 October 2020, 15:56:09 »
Very unique and sophisticated design.

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« Reply #19 on: Sun, 11 October 2020, 16:07:16 »
Need prototype to see what it looks like inl person . but good job I Guess!
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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 12 October 2020, 05:32:40 »
Alu weight interesting. glwic

Offline Nvr_Smile

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 12 October 2020, 10:30:10 »
Hopefully this goes smoother than Altarf! Best of luck on the IC.  :thumb:

Offline aaronlau

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 12 October 2020, 11:36:26 »
Very interested in this! Would def prefer the usb c port to be centered. I would also love to have a maroon color option that matches Bingsu :). Looking forward to this.

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 12 October 2020, 12:11:37 »
Interesting design. I do agree with others, if you're using a daughterboard anyway, you might as well center the USB port

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 12 October 2020, 21:31:52 »
Short and sharp ic  :thumb: GLWIC!

Offline roseal

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 18:54:34 »
15/10/20 update

• E-White case option being considered, renders added
• Accent crescent added above arrow cluster, awaiting further feedback
• Regarding USB port location, neither one is more popular than the other as of now



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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 19:20:47 »
This board reminds me of luna from sailor moon.  Which is to say: I love it.

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 14 October 2020, 20:24:59 »
15/10/20 update

• E-White case option being considered, renders added
• Accent crescent added above arrow cluster, awaiting further feedback
• Regarding USB port location, neither one is more popular than the other as of now

Show Image


I wasn't aware there was a poll on the IC so I went ahead and filled it out

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 15 October 2020, 01:53:40 »
Definitely like the moon logo above arrow cluster more than without it!

Offline EdgeOfInfinity

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« Reply #29 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 15:10:17 »
good looking board! keeping an eye on this

Offline pool

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 15:19:25 »
Really nice looking board. Love the sharp angles. I will definitely be interested to buy it.

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 11:43:07 »
Actually looks really nice! Glwic!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 22:08:44 »
So clean, love the aesthetic!

+1 to center the USB camp

GLWIC

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 21 October 2020, 01:44:27 »
please consider adding brass weight. ty ;D

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« Reply #34 on: Wed, 21 October 2020, 18:58:54 »
i don't mind the idea of additional crescent branding (front) since the logo is very cool, however i'd like to see what it looks like offset rather than aligned with the up/down keys also.
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« Reply #35 on: Wed, 21 October 2020, 22:49:02 »
Clean and simple, glwic!

Offline roseal

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 28 October 2020, 09:37:45 »
29/10/20 update

• Case prototype ordered
• PCB planned layouts adjusted to include ISO support
• USB port location has been moved to the center


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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 29 October 2020, 07:02:43 »
great!!
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« Reply #38 on: Thu, 29 October 2020, 14:33:02 »
Love the design, also like the moving of the port to the center.  Looking forward to the protos!

Offline RiceBeans55

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« Reply #39 on: Thu, 29 October 2020, 14:48:51 »
Yo this looks so clean :D

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« Reply #40 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 00:20:09 »
Looks nice

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« Reply #41 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 14:23:04 »
claimed

Offline Suli

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 05:43:04 »
Really love the design and the great price. Will you consider vendors for this or no?

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 06:00:55 »
sad its only wkl :(

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 07:12:40 »
cool and clean

Offline vi0till

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 08:43:00 »
Interested to know how much the estimated weight of this board with alu weight?

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« Reply #46 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 09:28:17 »
love the simplicity and the price point! good luck :)

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« Reply #47 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 09:47:49 »
Good luck
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« Reply #48 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 01:17:30 »
Curious to see the proto! GLWIC!

Offline roseal

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 05:31:50 »
Interested to know how much the estimated weight of this board with alu weight?

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Would be looking at around 2.1kg unbuilt weight.

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« Reply #50 on: Tue, 24 November 2020, 16:19:15 »
Looks very clean dude! GLWIC

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« Reply #51 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 09:52:45 »
when this GB

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« Reply #52 on: Wed, 02 December 2020, 12:02:48 »
when this GB

I'm currently awaiting prototypes from the manufacturers, likely Jan-Feb.

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« Reply #53 on: Wed, 02 December 2020, 14:11:32 »
Dibs on one of the 80.  I called it.  Everyone must respect the "dibs". 

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« Reply #54 on: Wed, 02 December 2020, 14:25:50 »
I call dibs on one of the 80 as well. Though, obviously not the same one Gains has dibs on.

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« Reply #55 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 14:44:50 »
Do you think there will be any more color options at any point? I've been looking for a keyboard that has a similar color scheme to GMK Cojiro

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« Reply #56 on: Fri, 04 December 2020, 15:41:11 »
Do you think there will be any more color options at any point? I've been looking for a keyboard that has a similar color scheme to GMK Cojiro

reano/ cerakote if you can't get available color options
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« Reply #57 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 06:49:45 »
Really interested in this IC! can I call dibs on one as well?

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« Reply #58 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 02:47:38 »
This looks great, and very sleek. Wow wow wow

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« Reply #59 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 21:28:45 »
any update on prototype? is it being made or on its way?

Offline roseal

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« Reply #60 on: Thu, 10 December 2020, 12:30:57 »
any update on prototype? is it being made or on its way?

CNC is close to being finished, I will post pictures as I receive them

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #61 on: Thu, 10 December 2020, 13:26:11 »
Def interested in an E-White option!

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« Reply #62 on: Thu, 10 December 2020, 15:59:24 »
C L E A N!

Offline MidnightSnek

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« Reply #63 on: Sun, 13 December 2020, 20:57:23 »
On the bottom row are they 1.5 or 1.25? also is WKL going to be the only format?

Offline roseal

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« Reply #64 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 23:55:30 »
Prototype pictures from the manu




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« Reply #65 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 11:09:43 »
Omg it looks awesome!!!  Can’t wait for GB.  You should definitely be proud of this one!

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« Reply #66 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 12:01:21 »
It looks so neat!
Gonna follow this project closely <3

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« Reply #67 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 19:30:51 »
Wow! Prototype looks great!

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« Reply #68 on: Tue, 29 December 2020, 23:45:00 »
Prototype looks super clean. Excited for the sound test and GB  :)

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« Reply #69 on: Mon, 04 January 2021, 00:56:50 »
Have seen this board multiple times and super excited to get this when it goes into GB! Here's hoping you make a discord server or something before it runs, so that people can be notified when it goes for GB!

Offline roseal

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #70 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 04:52:07 »
09/01/21 small update

• I've been quite busy with my day job so I haven't had a lot of time to do the sound test etc. Hoping to get them out next week or the week after latest
• Production case feet was due this week but have been delayed again. In the event they don't arrive in time for photos/soundtest I'll use bumpons instead

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« Reply #71 on: Sun, 10 January 2021, 09:04:13 »
looking amazing. :thumb:

Offline marshmellohs

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« Reply #72 on: Sun, 10 January 2021, 15:20:51 »
Really excited for this one. Will definitely try to cop e-white during GB!!

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« Reply #73 on: Thu, 14 January 2021, 00:31:48 »
Any more updates/discord links?

Offline roseal

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Re: [IC] Crescent | Seamless, Gasket-mounted TKL
« Reply #74 on: Mon, 18 January 2021, 07:58:47 »
19/01/21 another small update

• Photo album created with more pictures to come
• Small Discord updates/ping server as well as the sound test will come within the next few days