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Offline GoneHackingStudio

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[IC] GHS.RAR - screwless seamless 75% keyboard
« on: Sun, 13 December 2020, 23:03:38 »

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More photos here.

GHS.RAR

Screwless seamless 75% keyboard
by Gone Hacking Studio
est. Australia 2020

Gone Hacking Studio is composed of three keyboard enthusiasts that share the same passion
and commitment towards the hobby. Everything started with a vision and an aspiration to be
able to provide a design that we know works, and all of us agreed that 75% is the layout that
we wanted to work with.

Our main case designer is RonDG, who really has an eye for classics. Being able to have that
experience of designing for yourself was really his main strength in the group. Our firmware
and PCB designer, SamBuddy with a background in electronics and computer engineering.
And finally, 19thmech, the project leader of GHS, and the person responsible for always making
sure we’re all on the same page and everything with the timeline is up to date.

Join our Discord server for faster updates.



Inspired by the Cherry G80-1800 but with a modern twist. It’s a minimalistic approach to a
timeless classic design. Our aim is to be able to design bespoke mechanical keyboards
without compromising quality.



The exposed section provides contrast between the weight and the case.



We believe silver and black are colors you can never go wrong with.
They can go with everything!



The plate is burger-mounted with o-rings on either side of the plate. Half plate and silicone
dampener is also available.

Renders

More


GHS.RAR Argent with GMK Muted

GHS.RAR Noir with GMK Pono

More renders here.


Typing tests



Specifications
Case material Aluminum 6063
Plate material Aluminum 6063, polycarbonate, carbon fiber, brass
Colors available Silver, black, e-white (special edition)
PCB Matte black, ENIG finish, 1.6mm PCB with flex cuts
Weight material Brushed stainless steel (silver kits),
 sandblasted brass (black kits),
 matte black PVD brass (special edition)
Dimensions 340mm × 163mm × 41mm
Typing angle 6.9°
Case weight 4.1kg
Price US$550 (standard), TBA (special edition)



Prototype PCB. Final PCB will be matte black with ENIG finish.

Kit Contents



Four (4) M2x4 Hex Screws
Eighteen (18) M2x8 Hex Screws
Four (4) M2.5x25 Hex Screws
Four (4) M2.5x12 Hex Screws
Twenty (20) Silicone o-rings
One (1) GHS.RAR PCB
One (1) Aluminum full plate
One (1) USB-C Daughterboard
One (1) Daughterboard cable
One (1) Silicone dampener
Four (4) Silicone rubber feet
One (1) GHS.RAR Top
One (1) GHS.RAR Bottom
One (1) GHS.RAR Weight

80 units standard edition. 10 units special edition.

Add-ons



Aluminum half plate
Polycarbonate full plate
Polycarbonate half plate
Carbon fiber full plate
Carbon fiber half plate
Brass full plate

Layouts



Socials
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Twitter Discord

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Offline GoneHackingStudio

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Re: [IC] GHS.RAR - screwless seamless 75% keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 13 December 2020, 23:04:11 »
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Offline geohammy

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Re: [IC] GHS.RAR - screwless seamless 75% keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 13 December 2020, 23:08:38 »
Wow, looks amazing! GLWIC


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Re: [IC] GHS.RAR - screwless seamless 75% keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 13 December 2020, 23:28:54 »
Looks great, GLWIC and I’ll be on the lookout for the GB!

Offline kontradictions

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Re: [IC] GHS.RAR - screwless seamless 75% keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 13 December 2020, 23:29:58 »
I just wanted to point out how amazed and floored I am at the amount of work and dedication you guys have already put into this design. It is incredible how much progress you've already made and I can only wish you nothing but the best of luck with this project. You guys are amazing and I hope you find a ton of success with this.

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« Reply #5 on: Sun, 13 December 2020, 23:30:20 »
Finally. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GHS.RAR - screwless seamless 75% keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 13 December 2020, 23:41:55 »
what screw size is used to mount the bottom weight?
can the USB port be more flush? it might not fit standard custom cables
I'm slightly concerned with the mounting point on the bottom row 2nd from the left. The positioning is quite close to the stabiliser housing making for a very stiff bottom out.

There is a lot of marketing words here and I would have preferred a more straight-forward IC. That said, it is very clear time and effort was put into this.
Personally, I can't justify the price point and I'm not a fan of the layout, but I'm sure others will enjoy this - glwic!

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Re: [IC] GHS.RAR - screwless seamless 75% keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 13 December 2020, 23:51:20 »
You know I have a big keyboner for this board and I love everything about it.  I was hoping we could keep it a secret.



I'm sure you'll get a lot of love here and I wish you the best!


Offline 19thmech

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Re: [IC] GHS.RAR - screwless seamless 75% keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 00:55:01 »
what screw size is used to mount the bottom weight?
can the USB port be more flush? it might not fit standard custom cables
I'm slightly concerned with the mounting point on the bottom row 2nd from the left. The positioning is quite close to the stabiliser housing making for a very stiff bottom out.

There is a lot of marketing words here and I would have preferred a more straight-forward IC. That said, it is very clear time and effort was put into this.
Personally, I can't justify the price point and I'm not a fan of the layout, but I'm sure others will enjoy this - glwic!

what screw size is used to mount the bottom weight?
 - 8x M2x6

can the USB port be more flush? it might not fit standard custom cables
- USB C via daughterboard has slots that enable it to slide back and forth. Despite its position on our photos, over 20x assorted cables from generic to custom ones have been tested on the unit.

I'm slightly concerned with the mounting point on the bottom row 2nd from the left. The positioning is quite close to the stabilizer housing making for a very stiff bottom out.
- This was actually a subject on our first plate design. what you are seeing now (carbon fiber plates for reference) is our rev 2 plate. considering the sound/feel and spacing for the mounting points was the decision we made for the current plate decision. We realized that the initial revision was a bit stiff on the spacebar. We had no issues with the current plate revision as per sound tests on RAR2, RA4, and RAR5. Our upcoming video will show a build of our 7th prototype which I hope can provide more confidence about the design. On top of this, we are sending a few boards to various stream builders to assess.

There is a lot of marketing words here and I would have preferred a more straight-forward IC. That said, it is very clear time and effort was put into this. Personally, I can't justify the price point and I'm not a fan of the layout, but I'm sure others will enjoy this - glwic!
- Thank you and appreciate this.


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Re: [IC] GHS.RAR - screwless seamless 75% keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 01:48:17 »
down with exploded arrows
down with exploded columns

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Re: [IC] GHS.RAR - screwless seamless 75% keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 06:15:57 »
I don't wanna say it, but this feels... generic almost. Like I've seen this IC plenty of times before. Why should I buy your product over something that is much more innovative? What stands out about this keyboard?

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Re: [IC] GHS.RAR - screwless seamless 75% keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 09:29:20 »
I don't wanna say it, but this feels... generic almost. Like I've seen this IC plenty of times before. Why should I buy your product over something that is much more innovative? What stands out about this keyboard?
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Re: [IC] GHS.RAR - screwless seamless 75% keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 10:22:02 »
I don't wanna say it, but this feels... generic almost. Like I've seen this IC plenty of times before. Why should I buy your product over something that is much more innovative? What stands out about this keyboard?

For me, it's the lines of the board.  Something about it looks classic/timeless.  It's chunky but not stupid chunky like a lot of boards that go this route.  It looks somehow modern and vintage at the same time.  The subtle line on the left and right although seemless.  The slope down in the front.  I love it.  Also, Top mount 1/2 plate.  No crazy new mounting.  Just a tried and true method.  And thank god there is no cliche empty space for a generic star or moon or circle or raindrop or knob or micro screen to tell me the time.  All gimmicks and bad designs left aside for keys!  The things we use :)  Speaking of, they are properly seated down into the case so that we don't see the switches peeking out.  I can't believe it's almost 2021 and some big designers still don't realize this mistake.  Subtle logo hidden from the user.  Love pretty much everything about it.

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Re: [IC] GHS.RAR - screwless seamless 75% keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 13:04:52 »
I don't wanna say it, but this feels... generic almost. Like I've seen this IC plenty of times before. Why should I buy your product over something that is much more innovative? What stands out about this keyboard?

I cannot agree on that. There's a big difference between making a classy / minimallistic / toned down design and something generic. And on top of that I wouldn't call this board that minimallistic either - it has distinguished character coming from the sculpt and it's geometry.

Absolutely love it, despite having 4 keys column on right edge (I personally prefer 3 keys there). Well, then, most probably I won't even attempt to get it with pool so limited. Best of luck either way, and keep it going!

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« Reply #14 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 23:50:41 »
Is this the same studio as https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_XrsHleU5TDUd5ZoMMcswg?
Is proji part of this team?

So torn between this and the Whale75, both look great to me and i'm absolutely fine with a clean and simple 75.

edited "but" to "both" which it should've been
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Re: [IC] GHS.RAR - screwless seamless 75% keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 01:30:56 »
Is this the same studio as https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_XrsHleU5TDUd5ZoMMcswg?
Is proji part of this team?

So torn between this and the Whale75, but look great to me and i'm absolutely fine with a clean and simple 75.

Proji is a close friend. I personally discuss the RAR with him ever since the early stages of the design :) Keep an eye out on a build stream soon.


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Re: [IC] GHS.RAR - screwless seamless 75% keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 02:12:21 »
has all the 2020 classy details :P

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« Reply #17 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 02:39:10 »
I don't wanna say it, but this feels... generic almost. Like I've seen this IC plenty of times before. Why should I buy your product over something that is much more innovative? What stands out about this keyboard?

It's a 75% that looks to take design elements from the G80-1800. I think it does that pretty well.



Personally I'm not a fan of split arrow cluster on a 75% but I'm sure there are people who like this design and also appreciate not having another 75% with a knob shoved down their throat.

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« Reply #18 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 04:59:44 »
has all the 2020 classy details :P

Big bezels, no designer blocker, no knob, no gasket mount, no LED screen. The classic 2020 board...

I'm in love.

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« Reply #19 on: Tue, 15 December 2020, 08:41:56 »
has all the 2020 classy details :P

Big bezels, no designer blocker, no knob, no gasket mount, no LED screen. The classic 2020 board...

I'm in love.
This does look really classic.

And 4.1kg?! It’s not even a TKL! What a chonker!

I’m interested.

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Re: [IC] GHS.RAR - screwless seamless 75% keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 02:18:49 »
This has been in the works for what feels like forever, glad to see you've finally submitted the IC 19thmech!

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« Reply #21 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 05:43:25 »
I know right, It's been a journey so far and the most frustrating bits are those we don't have control with ex logistics etc. I personally want to make sure that our Prototype and design, to begin with, is 100% which is to be expected on the production units.

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« Reply #22 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 07:39:54 »
This looks absolutely terrific, that silver one is astonishing and the overall look is great! It looks so retrofuturist to me, like it time travelled from an 80s technology magazine or something (well, until you turn it over and look into a mirror). Excellent, and great that you have already made so much progress. Good luck moving forward!
/Johannes

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« Reply #23 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 07:24:50 »
Cheers for the feedback, appreciate it.

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« Reply #24 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 12:13:54 »
count me down for a silver one.

any chance of  1.5u 1u 1.5u 6u 1.5u 1.5u bottom row?

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« Reply #25 on: Thu, 17 December 2020, 22:29:18 »
count me down for a silver one.

any chance of  1.5u 1u 1.5u 6u 1.5u 1.5u bottom row?

At this stage 6.25 and 7u for bottom row. A universal plate file will be available on launch and pcb revisions (layout) in the future.

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« Reply #26 on: Fri, 18 December 2020, 05:02:33 »
Big congrats to RonDG for this classic and beautiful case design!
I love it :)

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« Reply #27 on: Sat, 19 December 2020, 01:07:34 »
Big congrats to RonDG for this classic and beautiful case design!
I love it :)

RonDG is a treasure  :thumb:

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« Reply #28 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 12:33:22 »
Updated Photos of GHS.RAR Argent with GMK Originative Cyrillic as per link below.

https://imgur.com/a/2vwmjW4

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« Reply #29 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 13:57:45 »
Reminds me if g80 became a 75 percent
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« Reply #30 on: Tue, 22 December 2020, 09:32:39 »
Week 52 Update

Waiting for the following prototypes:
          *Sandblasted Brass weight for Noir variant
          *Brushed SS weight for Argent variant
          *Special edition full kit
          *Production PCB sample
          *Production Silicon samples (rev1)
          *Production packaging samples
       
ETA - 1st week of January

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« Reply #31 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 04:37:54 »
I have been following your Instagram since July, very excited and wishful in hoping to obtain one of these as it is a stunning keyboard with my personal ideal layout and I am pleased to support any fellow Australians!

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« Reply #32 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 12:34:39 »
I have been following your Instagram since July, very excited and wishful in hoping to obtain one of these as it is a stunning keyboard with my personal ideal layout and I am pleased to support any fellow Australians!

Cheers for the kind words and support mate appreciate it heaps. We are finally almost there! We truly thrilled to get the RAR out in the wild and I am sure there will be enough for everyone.

Merry Christmas by the way and hope all is well on your end

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« Reply #33 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 18:33:17 »
GLWIC! ;) Happy holidays!

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« Reply #34 on: Sat, 26 December 2020, 00:33:42 »
GLWIC! Will definitely grab one!  :thumb:

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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 00:28:55 »
GLWIC! Will definitely grab one!  :thumb:

Thank you so much, Cant wait to pair up the RAR with GMK Earth Tones!!!!!! All the best bro!

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« Reply #36 on: Wed, 30 December 2020, 23:00:58 »
GHS.RAR Argent with GMK Earth Tones by Simbusped and rendered by jgrovesdesign

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« Reply #37 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 02:52:17 »
GLWIC! 75% ftw! ;)

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« Reply #38 on: Fri, 01 January 2021, 09:06:02 »
GLWIC! 75% ftw! ;)

Thank you brother! Waiting for GHS.RAR with GMK Lazurite renders :)

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« Reply #39 on: Mon, 04 January 2021, 01:34:28 »
GHS.RAR x GMK Coral

http://imgur.com/a/hMiynYY

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Re: [IC] GHS.RAR - screwless seamless 75% keyboard
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 00:38:16 »
Main post updated with photos of GHS.RAR Noir with GMK Umbra.

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« Reply #41 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 05:26:12 »
i see in the render there is a washer combining with mouting scres and orings?
is it included in the kit? because when i look at it, there is no washer
and please enlighten me, but with burger mount, do you have to include washers? thanks

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« Reply #42 on: Sat, 09 January 2021, 08:25:59 »
i see in the render there is a washer combining with mouting scres and orings?
is it included in the kit? because when i look at it, there is no washer
and please enlighten me, but with burger mount, do you have to include washers? thanks

Hi There, Yes, washers, o rings and screws will be included as well as in stock consumables that will be available on our website.

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« Reply #43 on: Fri, 15 January 2021, 08:03:38 »
Updated Album re GHS.RAR with GMK Umbra

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« Reply #44 on: Mon, 18 January 2021, 10:38:49 »
I guess I'll be that guy.

Any chance there will be hotswap sockets? I have an aversion to soldering. As in I've never done it. Really a great looking keyboard though.

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« Reply #45 on: Mon, 18 January 2021, 17:05:01 »
Pay someone to holtite it ... that's literally the hotswap solution to virtually every single kb gb (bar a few that it's not doable).

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« Reply #46 on: Sat, 23 January 2021, 10:20:48 »
I guess I'll be that guy.

Any chance there will be hotswap sockets? I have an aversion to soldering. As in I've never done it. Really a great looking keyboard though.

Hey, apologies for the late response. Unfortunately due to the layout we have decided that we will not have a hotswap version for the GHS.RAR however future designs with different layouts will definitely have a hotswap option

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« Reply #47 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 06:24:21 »
This looks fantastic! I'm just a bit sad that if this goes into GB around the same time as SAR I will be forced to choose
Love the g80 styling, will keep an eye out for the GB

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