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Offline kevinlim

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[IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 11:16:05 »
Hello.

This is Kevin Lim from Lin Works.
First of all, thanks to your support, I was able to finish the Montage project.

Now, I drafted the next Geekhack IC for the “Whale 75”.
It’s a 75% layout board combined with our previous board design, “Whale”

First when we planned this project, we only considered the classic 75% layout. But we got so many requests on putting a knob on the layout. And we considered market trends with different brands, which we found to be the same.

So, here is our answer for these requests, on behalf of Lin Works. We will give you the choice.

“Hybrid”

– PCB will be compatible for both: with and without knob.
You will have to make your choice on the top case layout. Either for a Knob or an F13 key.



The GB will be happen on our Discord and Instagram.

Lin Works Discord
https://discord.gg/ZPPRZ5CVkQ

Lin Works Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/linworks.333/


Here’s the details of this keyboard.


1. Name: Whale 75
2. Angle: 9 degree
3. Material: Alu
4. Weight: 2.0 kg total as unbuilt kit
5. Standard kit: Top and bottom case. PCB. Brass weight. (Brushed and clear-coated?)
6. Mounting method: Sandwich
7. Color Offerings – Silver / Black / Burgundy Red / Military Green / Lavender Purple
8. GB date: Dec. 19th 00:00 ~ 23:59 (1 day)
9. GB period: Will announce later after we get the final order qty.
10. Quantity: We will accept all orders within 1 day.
But if the order exceeds our capacity, there is a possibility that we will have to close the form sooner.
11. Order limitation
 – We will allow 1 of each layout.
 - This will be only for international buyers.
   (한국분들은 린웍스 블로그를 통해 별도 진행)
12. Price: 550 USD
13. Top Case Layout – 2 layout (Knob type or F13 type)
14. PCB – QMK and VIA compatible. Please check more detailed specifications below:
* Programmable via QMK and VIA
* 75% form-factor
* Centered top side USB-C connector
* Break-away USB port and JST connector to use with or without daughterboard
* ANSI and ISO layout, split and 2u backspace, regular or tsangan bottom row
* Rotary encoder (Alps EC11 style) or F13 key in top right
* Addressable RGB underglow (18 LEDs)
* Single-color 3mm in-switch-LEDs
* 3 indicator LEDs
* Powered by STM32F303C MCU
* No physical reset/boot switch - just bridge-able pins
* Native USB bootloader - no need for programming dongles


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Collaboration

We are happy to announce that we are going to work with 3 artisan makers for this Whale 75 project.

Each artisan makers made the color way choice for whale 75. They will come up with the matching colorway of their works.
-    Hello caps : Burgundy Red “Bongo”
-    Alphakeys : Military Green “Keypora”
-    CYSM : Lavender Purple “Keyby”

-    Each order with the payment is completed, will get raffle entry as their choice.
-    All the entry will be randomly selected between 3 brands.
-    For those who buys each layout, will get 2 entry.
-    We will allocate the total number of the sculpt into 3 different groups.
      : Knob / F13 / Korean Local GB

* The plate on the render is just space holder. The plate will be covering ISO/ANSI.

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256713-5
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Here's some anodizing color samples.

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Here's some build up sample picture

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Here's the official pictures of artisans events with Whale 75.

Sincere thx to Hellocaps, Alphakey and CSYM.

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« Last Edit: Sat, 12 December 2020, 23:28:35 by kevinlim »

Offline Lormania

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 11:25:42 »
Looks good! Excited for the GB!
« Last Edit: Sun, 29 November 2020, 11:28:17 by Lormania »

Offline BapoDonu

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 11:36:48 »
nice

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 11:40:25 »
All version look great, whale done on the design.

Offline Baka Bot

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 11:47:41 »
no my wallet

Offline //gainsborough

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 11:53:03 »
pruple looks nice - is there a physical sample of that color from a previous GB or anything I could take a look at?

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 13:00:36 »
oh my , all in!
TKL WKL shill



Offline PizzaForce

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 13:18:45 »
I give this a Wild Mike Seal of Approval. May your board be heavy enough to kill a man^-^

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 14:01:38 »
Would be lovely to see wkl
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

Offline misswaffle

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 14:24:01 »
I need that burgundy one.

Offline Ustinj

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 14:35:37 »
fantastic :-) one of my favorite side profiles

Offline Tree_

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 15:51:38 »
– PCB will be compatible for both: with and without knob.


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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 16:02:38 »
Quote
– PCB will be compatible for both: with and without knob.

Show Image


Bolded the right portion ;)

Offline andrewregal

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 18:54:52 »
Let's go! Definitely grabbing one of these with the F13. I'm thinking either lavender or silver
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Offline Owl

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 18:58:01 »
Like everything about it except the separated arrows. Might still consider getting this though.

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 19:31:04 »
really nice keeb!

Offline enchiyaki

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 19:55:13 »
Another 75% I want to add to the collection...

Offline Zach

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 20:01:47 »
hot
Whale x2 | Salamander x2 | E6.5 x2 | E8.5 | Nunu | 2.0 ADD | 8XV2.0 | 1.2 OG | Polaris | Vega | Infinitum | KFE CE | Jaguar | *Rukia | *Kei | *E7v2 | *Whale75 | *165

Offline krzank

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 20:53:38 »
I'm in for ISO version.


Offline dRnRcRr

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 29 November 2020, 23:40:30 »
Nice

Offline alper_maestro

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 03:47:47 »
Is there a Hotswap option ?

Edit: received reply in Discord channel that there is no Hotswap.
« Last Edit: Mon, 30 November 2020, 04:47:53 by alper_maestro »

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 04:46:24 »
I really like the side profile of this one.

Offline Beenoman

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 10:29:28 »
This layout is literally identical to the gmmk pro, although it does have an interesting side profile.

Offline jylisondra

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 10:41:05 »
i told myself I was done with GBs for the year but man....that burgundy. im in

Offline catamscott

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 10:47:19 »
This layout is literally identical to the gmmk pro, although it does have an interesting side profile.

it literally isn't identical, the spacing between the two is different and the rightmost cluster is 3 keys instead of 4. that said, neither layout is really that original; since the success of the satisfaction 75 the separated arrows and cluster have come into vogue

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 10:56:35 »
Nice side profile, but I'm a little over just throwing a knob on there for ****s and giggles.

Otherwise, nice exploded 75

Offline KingOfMemes

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 12:26:49 »
This layout is literally identical to the gmmk pro, although it does have an interesting side profile.
There are a lot of 75% boards, and they are all going to have extremely similar layouts since they are... all 75% layouts. That being said, idk why you chose to pick GMMK's keyboard to claim it's "literally" the same. The right function cluster is "literally" a different number of keys.

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 13:31:54 »
cool

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 15:21:29 »
the side profile is what got me

Offline pr0ximity

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 16:13:19 »
Looks like the plate is exposed on the sides, so sandwich mounting like Dolphin, but on all sides?

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 30 November 2020, 23:12:02 »
I love 75's, I'm in.

Offline Jaxxstatic

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 01:39:43 »
I'm not fond of the plate.

Offline J_Noes

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 09:28:28 »
Really interested in this one.
Will there be an option for a split backspace?

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 09:48:50 »
What does the numlock led do? This is a 75% keyboard and I don't know that it needs the numlock led coz only full size or 980 layout keyboard with numpad need that led indicator. Can someone pls clarify on this? Thanks

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 10:36:04 »
This layout is literally identical to the gmmk pro, although it does have an interesting side profile.

If you're surprised about this similarities between 75% boards, I recommend never looking at 60%s and TKLs on this site lol
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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 11:23:55 »
Looking good.  Wish we could drop down to 7degrees or so, but it is what it is.

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 12:49:54 »
Oooh love the colors!

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 14:41:23 »
Now do a 60  ;D

jokes aside looks great!

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 16:40:56 »
Those colors 👀

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 22:49:34 »
def in  :cool:

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 10:23:23 »
Will there be a split backspace option?

this is like the only thing it's missing

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 03 December 2020, 14:53:46 »
I am assuming that 19mm diameter knobs fit, but just to be sure what knobs do you recommend? Some links to knobs or dimensions would be greatly appreciated.

Offline kevinlim

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 02:41:41 »
Will there be a split backspace option?

this is like the only thing it's missing

The pcb won't support the back space split

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 03:34:59 »
I whale-lly need this... im in


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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 13:59:10 »
can i get it with the whale engraving?
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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 14:38:23 »
can i get it with the whale engraving?
No whale, no flip.

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 06 December 2020, 16:25:59 »
QFR | MJ2 TKL | "Bulgogiboard" (Keycon 104) | TGR Alice | Qlavier Ti/Acryl Alice (lost in mail T_T) | Revo One | z | Keycult No. 1

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 00:21:41 »
Really clean

Offline kevinlim

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 09 December 2020, 09:29:49 »
Just updated some of the color sample pictures on the page.

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Re: [IC] Lin Works Whale 75
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 09 December 2020, 15:42:49 »
What about the keyboard dictates 550 USD? Normal whale was a lot less than this. Not good

Probably going to get hated on for this - - -

If this wasn't a Korean maker then you guys would have been malding very hard. Just because they're Korean and they have made keyboards in the past doesn't mean they are entitled to raise the price by so much.
 :-[
 


 
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