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Offline dingusxmcgee

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[GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad - GB Closed!
« on: Sun, 08 November 2020, 15:21:58 »
Introducing the Group Buy for:

Paw

A project by dingusxmcgee and KnoblesseOblige
Photo credit to Hoodrow Thrillson


Paw is an arrow cluster macropad, aimed at expanding any desk setup with increased functionality, sleek design and convenience.
With onboard Bluetooth, brass accents and a sandblasted polycarbonate case, Paw will be a standout piece no matter where you use it.


More pics by Hoodrow and Even more pics by Hoodrow




Specs
Sandblasted Polycarbonate Top and Bottom(frosted)
Sandblasted, Top mount Brass plate
Sandblasted Brass weight
Approximately 81 grams built
4 Onboard RGB LEDs
PCB includes ESD protection and optional Hotswap
Onboard Bluetooth functionality

Note: Due to licensing conflicts, Paw will not ship, nor be compatible with, main QMK. It will ship with ZMK, and Bluetooth-first firmware that has more permissive licensing and better battery life optimizations. A QMK fork will be available to self-compile if you would like to pursue that method. Please note that ZMK will not have feature parity with QMK, though it is being actively developed and maintained. You can find more information here: https://zmkfirmware.dev
150mah battery (approximate usage rates: 30 days of active use and 60 days standby)
Note: values are approximate and subject to change based on usage and firmware used


GroupBuy Details
Start Date:10PM EST November 9th
End Date:10PM EST November 23rd
Quantity: Maximum 200 units
Method: FCFS
Price: $150 USD
Estimated Ship Date: January-February 2021




Vendors
Aeternus Decorum


Collaborations
Limited edition full arrow cluster artisans, crafted and cast by the infinitely talented Pseudoku!
These will be available alongside the Paw kit on Aeternus Decorum

50 x translucent with mica powders @ $30/unit
Colors available: red, blue, green, black(colors will be chosen randomly)
10 x Petri @ $45/unit
2 x tungsten kintsugi cold cast @ $60/unit
2 x kintsugi petri  @ $60/unit
See examples of previous work at Pesudoku's Instagram page! Asymplex
See examples of the full arrow artisans here!

Note that these are photos of sample units and may show visible defects. These defects are not representative of the final product


Special Thanks
Special thanks to our prototype round buyers for their patience and willingness to join us on this project. We would not be where we are without your trust and interest in what we do.
Thanks to KnoblesseOblige for being an incredible person to work with and for always bringing his best to the table, this project would not be here without you.
Huge thanks to my wife for supporting me in this hobby.
Thanks to Hoodrow for the beautiful Paw photos.
Thanks to Rose for helping with artwork.
Shoutout to my mom, who will never read this. Love you mom.
« Last Edit: Mon, 23 November 2020, 21:34:36 by dingusxmcgee »

Offline dingusxmcgee

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 08:28:59 »
go away sam

11-9-20 - Additional note that unfortunately due to strict import regulations of many international countries, any order that is not in North America will not be shipped with a battery and will be given a refund for the cost of the battery. See links below for international options to purchase batteries. We apologize for the inconvenience. Note that this will also be listed on the store page at launch.

https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/lipo-battery-pack?variant=20429081991
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001226383784.html

If neither of these links ship to your country we recommend a 402025 lithium ion battery.

11-9-20 - small update to the artisan listing, clarified the types and amount available.
« Last Edit: Mon, 09 November 2020, 10:18:01 by dingusxmcgee »

Offline of_sam

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 08:35:54 »
Never! Looks cute, glwb  :thumb:

Offline dingusxmcgee

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 08:38:14 »
Never! Looks cute, glwb  :thumb:

Thank you  :D

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 09:15:31 »
Pog

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 09:32:50 »
very dank indeed


Offline bisoromi

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 10:21:10 »
Can you turn it off when not in use?
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Offline dingusxmcgee

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 11:05:00 »
Can you turn it off when not in use?

We had a on/off switch on the prototypes, but had issues getting good fit with the switch so that it was switchable with a finger. Because of this and to simplify the pcb and case, we removed the switch. So far, battery life has been amazing(with qmk BLE or ZMK), lasting over a month on a charge. We dont think there will be any issue with removing the power switch(battery will be connected to PCB by a JST connector).

Offline KuroTheCrazy

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 11:10:59 »
But how do you type numbers on this?

Definitely in anyways.

Offline dingusxmcgee

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 12:22:39 »
But how do you type numbers on this?

Definitely in anyways.

google.com appears to have a wide assortment of numbers available for copy and paste!

Offline dingusxmcgee

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 20:04:23 »
Minterly is live!  GB starts in 1 hour, hope to see you there! https://www.twitch.tv/minterly

Offline dingusxmcgee

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 20:52:47 »
GB is live just a little bit early! https://store.aeternus.co/

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 20:58:15 »
Does it work wired without bluetooth?

Offline dingusxmcgee

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 21:09:24 »
Does it work wired without bluetooth?

Yup! You don't even need to connect the battery if you don't want to.

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad - GB Live!
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 21:11:38 »
Just got one. This is too cute to pass for me. Do you have a discord server or something like that for future updates?

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Offline GKboki

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad - GB Live!
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 21:12:16 »
I see some gaps between the metal paw and the case, are those gonna be present on the final product as well?

Offline dingusxmcgee

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad - GB Live!
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 21:16:33 »
Just got one. This is too cute to pass for me. Do you have a discord server or something like that for future updates?


Awesome! No dedicated server, but there is a channel in the 40% discord (https://discord.com/invite/40percent) where we will communicate. I will also use this thread for all updates if you want more of a 'streamlined' update view :)

I see some gaps between the metal paw and the case, are those gonna be present on the final product as well?


 Yes, we will be tightening up the tolerances based on the results of the prototypes(what you see)

EDIT - misread that, should have answered 'no' :D
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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad - GB Live!
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 09 November 2020, 21:45:45 »
save my wallet

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Offline dingusxmcgee

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad - GB Live!
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 10 November 2020, 13:44:16 »
Stream with Minterly went great last night, hope those who tuned in enjoyed it! Here is a link to the VOD where the 'typing test' beings! Enjoy the sweet sounds of Polycarbonate Paw  :D
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/797699504?t=00h20m17s

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad - GB Live!
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 21:51:30 »
Cool concept, but I won't be able to justify $150 for 4 arrow keys.

Offline davek184

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad - GB Live!
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 07:36:16 »
Do you have the dimensions for this?  I am just trying to get an idea of what the height is from the desk.

Offline isot0nic

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad - GB Live!
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 16 November 2020, 16:18:54 »
Agree, cool idea, super steep price point

Offline dingusxmcgee

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad - GB Live!
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 08:07:29 »
Do you have the dimensions for this?  I am just trying to get an idea of what the height is from the desk.
Hey! Sorry for late response, Paw is about 23.3mm tall :)

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad - GB Live!
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 22 November 2020, 08:08:40 »
GB is going well! Still some Paw units available over at https://store.aeternus.co !

GB ends 10 PM EST on Monday November 23!

Offline davek184

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad - GB Live!
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 05:48:48 »
Thanks.  I am in! I know just how I am going to use it.  Good luck on the GB wrapping up today.

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad - GB Live!
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 06:21:50 »
I think the batteries available from the AliExpress purchase link do not seem to come with a connector, unlike the ones in other countries, which connector should I buy?

Offline dingusxmcgee

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad - GB Live!
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 10:55:21 »
I think the batteries available from the AliExpress purchase link do not seem to come with a connector, unlike the ones in other countries, which connector should I buy?

Good catch! You can pick up one of these with a 2mm connector, or just look for a 2mm JST connecter.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32991172435.html

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Re: [GB] Paw - Bluetooth Arrow Cluster Macropad - GB Closed!
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 21:35:29 »
GB is now closed! Thanks to all who joined, we are super excited to get you your own personal Paw and we hope you love it! Stay tuned for updates, and consider this the single source for the most up to date information :)

More to come soon!