Author Topic: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)  (Read 50837 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline gok101

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 645
  • Location: NZ
  • Enjoy your PBT
    • Instagram
[IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 01:57:52 »
Venn

65% leaf-spring keyboard








This is a 65% keyboard which combines the aesthetic of my first design, the Chiwi60 with elements from the 7V. I normally prefer 75% over 65% but I've noticed that my fiance pushes her 7V forward a bit with her Macbook to make space when she wants to use the latter so I thought that a 65% would suit her better.




0. CONTENTS

  • DETAILS
  • STATUS
  • VENDORS & PRICING
  • PHOTOS
  • FAQ



1. DETAILS

  • Case Angle: 7°
  • Materials: Anodised aluminium chassis with coated brass or stainless steel weight.
  • Plate: 1.5mm leaf-spring. Will test different materials
  • PCB: Designed by Wilba.tech with USB-C daughterboard - configurable with QMK/VIA. You can purchase compatible PCBs through Salvun and Keycult.
  • Layout options:





2. STATUS

(16/01/2021) PCBs have arrived but the plate feels too flexible around the edges and is a bit inconsistent and the plates vibrates too much for my liking. A revised prototype has been ordered in a burgundy.

Currently, I'm thinking of offering the keyboard in silver, olive green, blue (same as 7V), and burgundy with a black negative accent (the part between the top and the weight) and brass weight.

Upgradeable options for the accent to matte stainless steel or brass
and polished stainless steel weight.

Rainbow PVD weight as an extra.

Click here to watch a VOD of the build stream by Epsilon Keyboards.



3. VENDORS & PRICING


This will be sold as a group buy through TypePlus.
Price to be confirmed




4. PHOTOS

V1 Prototype

Silver/Grey mid/Rose gold PVD weight
Olive/Black mid/Brass weight


Silver/Grey mid/Brass weight
 

Silver/Grey mid/Rainbow PVD weight

Olive/Black mid/Rose gold PVD weight




5. FAQ


  • What colour options will there be?
    I'm still exploring the colour and material options but silver and olive green are confirmed. I like silver and the olive is my fiancé's favourite colour.
« Last Edit: Thu, 25 February 2021, 22:35:16 by gok101 »

Offline belgium_waffles

  • Posts: 79
  • Location: who knows
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 01:58:23 »
nice

Offline loop | esc lab

  • Formerly 'esclab'
  • Posts: 252
  • Location: San Francisco
  • designed by three 5 year olds
    • esc lab
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 01:58:42 »
Oh wow. I'm really digging the aesthetics of this. That plate looks  :thumb:


Any expectations on pricing?



GLWIC.

Offline whirlwind

  • Posts: 61
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 02:01:13 »
That multicolour weight, so good

Offline Agilr

  • Posts: 329
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Never stop achieving
    • Discord Server
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 02:01:46 »
Yes.

Offline OtherAndrew

  • Posts: 240
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 02:02:47 »
finally some good ****ing food

Offline oTEMPE5To

  • Posts: 9
  • I make fancy keycap yoinkers
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 02:05:32 »
You already know my opinion on this board. Will keep saving for the day this hopefully goes into GB. Fantastic work!

Offline vi0till

  • Posts: 188
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 02:06:59 »
Such a romantic board. Glwic.

Sent from my VOG-L29 using Tapatalk


Offline kk73715

  • Posts: 88
  • Why are you even reading
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 02:09:11 »
mass of keyboard? mass of weight?
can we see the leaf-spring plate?
is this a 5 piece construction? top case + bottom case + bottom accent + weight + plate&PCB
looks externally screwless to me unless the bump-ons are hiding them.

I like that you are designing this for your wife :thumb:

Offline crestia

  • Posts: 27
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 02:09:29 »
salvation among the threads posted this week

Offline gok101

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 645
  • Location: NZ
  • Enjoy your PBT
    • Instagram
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 02:17:05 »
mass of keyboard? mass of weight?
can we see the leaf-spring plate?
is this a 5 piece construction? top case + bottom case + bottom accent + weight + plate&PCB
looks externally screwless to me unless the bump-ons are hiding them.

I like that you are designing this for your wife :thumb:

I'll take a pic of a disassembled kit later. You pretty much got it right but the bottom that you see is just a cover plate.
I can't get this to be true screwless because I don't like going any smaller than M3 for case screws.

Offline mawli

  • Posts: 6
  • Banana peel goes bloop
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 02:31:29 »
The weight looks stunning. GLWIC!

Offline Slayer77

  • Posts: 295
  • Location: Pune, India
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 02:36:04 »
Can we have some colors out of the norm, it would be great.

Sent from my GM1911 using Tapatalk


Offline santela

  • Posts: 127
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 02:39:27 »
gok, everything you put out is amazing.

Which one do you think will be out first? Type-K or this? This will be GB and Type-K will be in-stock sale?

Offline yuutsu

  • Posts: 14
  • Location: Eastern US
  • Consumer of Brioche Loaf
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 02:40:46 »
That silver + rainbow PVD? Very very nice.

Offline Koniotaur

  • Posts: 45
  • Location: Poland
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 02:41:16 »
Does the PCB support ISO like you've previously said it might?

Offline sirieous

  • Posts: 145
  • help
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 02:47:33 »
Very good, me like.

Offline gok101

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 645
  • Location: NZ
  • Enjoy your PBT
    • Instagram
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 03:05:11 »
gok, everything you put out is amazing.

Which one do you think will be out first? Type-K or this? This will be GB and Type-K will be in-stock sale?
Things are pretty fluid at the moment. Type K is the priority and will be in-stock so it will take a while to have the units on hand but at the same time, it is further ahead in terms of development than the Venn.

Offline Ustinj

  • Posts: 119
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 03:07:45 »
so good, so clean, gok rocks

Offline templa23

  • Posts: 27
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 03:42:14 »
That green is to die for  :eek:

I'm guessing the rainbow weight would be sold in a similar way to how the black pvd weight was sold for 7v? Or is it just something you were experimenting with that might not make it in?

Regardless I am so down with this, everything you make is just jaw-dropping, I can't wait for my 7v to deliver and I would be waiting for the Venn and Type K GB with the same amount of interest

Offline santela

  • Posts: 127
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 04:05:04 »
gok, everything you put out is amazing.

Which one do you think will be out first? Type-K or this? This will be GB and Type-K will be in-stock sale?
Things are pretty fluid at the moment. Type K is the priority and will be in-stock so it will take a while to have the units on hand but at the same time, it is further ahead in terms of development than the Venn.

Nice. Waiting patiently

Offline paqji

  • Posts: 9
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 04:09:15 »
it's been a long time since the chiwi, i'm very happy to see the same language come back. stay true gok :thumb:

Offline PikaJoyce

  • Posts: 131
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 04:51:53 »
I remember being on the brink about getting chiwi a year(?) ago. Loved the aesthetic but wasn’t into 60s. So glad the chiwi inspired aesthetic is back in a 65%!!! Totally in on this one! Thanks for doing god’s work!

Offline sup3r170va

  • Posts: 85
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 04:57:36 »
Wow. Looks good.

Can I ask, what is the front height? I hope it’s not exceptionally tall :)

Offline Wasabiz

  • Posts: 5
  • Location: Australia
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 07:26:23 »
Interesting beveled design, looking forward to see what other colours offered for the case and weight. Love it

Offline Crack85

  • Posts: 49
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 07:28:26 »
Sick

Offline Zeelobby

  • Posts: 792
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 07:43:19 »
Looks great. As always :D

Offline jackzyg

  • Posts: 24
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 07:55:58 »
#gokdidagreatjob


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline of_sam

  • Posts: 135
  • Location: United States
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 09:01:55 »
I am a big fan of this.

Offline hkhawk

  • Posts: 146
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 09:09:51 »
Looks amazing, love the Rainbow PVD weight

Offline GMK83

  • Posts: 42
  • Location: Libertyville
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 09:19:18 »
Looking good Gok!

Offline Freeboot

  • Posts: 7
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 10:09:32 »
Stoked

Offline Baka Bot

  • Posts: 60
  • Location: idk somewhere in the Western Hemisphere
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 10:18:50 »
A nice refresh, glwic

Offline kaisn

  • Posts: 87
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 10:24:44 »
please consider WKL blocker

Offline soloplayer

  • Posts: 74
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 10:43:54 »
so this is leaf spring gasket like 7v, or traditional topmount with leaf spring?

Offline EternaL7

  • Posts: 3
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 10:46:06 »
this board looks amazoing! will there be a hotswap option???

Offline gordonderp

  • Posts: 67
  • Location: Australia
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 10:52:12 »
This will probably come before my chiwi R2 does haha


Offline ComfortablyJuice

  • Posts: 9
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 11:14:46 »
O-Ring Feet >>>>> Screwless case design.

Online o3okevin

  • Posts: 300
  • Location: Canada
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 11:49:53 »
This is lit

Offline 7empest

  • Posts: 48
  • Location: 1st State
  • ༼ つ ◕ ◕ ༽つ
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 11:55:59 »
Stunning! Really like this one, the rainbow PVD weight is beautiful as well. Very nice!

Offline Baka Bot

  • Posts: 60
  • Location: idk somewhere in the Western Hemisphere
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 12:06:26 »
please consider WKL blocker
I second this

Offline Oblotzky

  • Posts: 1940
  • Location: Cologne, Germany
  • Backspace is for people that make mistakes.
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 12:10:45 »
interested

Offline vi0till

  • Posts: 188
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 12:23:59 »
please consider WKL blocker
I second this
0.75u is cool.

Sent from my VOG-L29 using Tapatalk


Offline Macmutant

  • Posts: 95
  • Location: Northern California
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 12:41:17 »
Looking good. Following with interest.

Offline hkiri

  • Posts: 213
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 12:52:58 »
I really dislike 65% but this aroused me!

Offline FaKe_VirTual

  • * Maker
  • Posts: 133
  • Location: Germany
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 12:55:49 »
I'll take three

Offline gok101

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 645
  • Location: NZ
  • Enjoy your PBT
    • Instagram
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 12:59:04 »
That green is to die for  :eek:

I'm guessing the rainbow weight would be sold in a similar way to how the black pvd weight was sold for 7v? Or is it just something you were experimenting with that might not make it in?

Regardless I am so down with this, everything you make is just jaw-dropping, I can't wait for my 7v to deliver and I would be waiting for the Venn and Type K GB with the same amount of interest
Still fleshing out what options I want to offer but yes, PVD would be treated separately.

Wow. Looks good.

Can I ask, what is the front height? I hope it’s not exceptionally tall :)
I'll add a dimensioned drawing once things are finalised. I've already tweaked the bezel thickness for the next proto. It's not that tall though as you can see from the side profile.

Does the PCB support ISO like you've previously said it might?
The graphite pcbs by wilba.tech are available from Salvun.com now and support ISO.

please consider WKL blocker
I'm personally not a fan of wkl blocker on a 65% and it doubles the SKUs for the group buy. The only layouts which I'd consider providing wkl blockers for are 60% and tkl.

so this is leaf spring gasket like 7v, or traditional topmount with leaf spring?
It's sandwich leafspring. With how much contact there is, I don't think I needed the shims that the 7V had.
The reason why I went for plate leafspring rather than on the pcb is because it is easier to iterate and adjust the amount of flex. One downside though is that you can't go completely plateless like you could on the 7V.

This will probably come before my chiwi R2 does haha

Show Image

F

Offline Owl

  • Posts: 176
  • Location: United States
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 13:51:26 »
I can always tell when something is designed by Gok. Which is a good thing. Such a refined design that is classy but also so interesting that you can't stop looking at it. Missed out on the 7V but hopefully I will be able to get a hold of this. Great work as always.

Offline treeleaf64

  • Posts: 1096
  • Location: In the depths of the forest
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 13:51:29 »

When can I buy the green one
Leader of the Gateron gang

Disclaimer:
May display immature behavior
May talk in third person

Treeleaf's Youtube Channel!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAVQHinK0K-AjLlbc7MZjfA?view_as=subscriber

Offline Zurg Eon

  • Posts: 108
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 14:56:28 »
Looks exceptionally good. Would be in if I didn't already have a 65% on order. Really wanted to get in on 7V too, but I will try to get in on Type K  ;D

Offline nettik

  • Posts: 33
  • Location: HI
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #50 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 15:08:53 »
Wow that olive green is gorgeous! Especially love the look with the rose gold weight.

Offline clonetropboi

  • Posts: 20
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #51 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 15:30:46 »
Nice keeb.

Offline Beenoman

  • Posts: 29
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #52 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 17:05:14 »
dayum, bringing out bangers left and right

Offline Bunn3y

  • Posts: 29
  • Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • Lumis Eterne
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #53 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 18:02:14 »
That weight design is to die for. Pls gib.

Offline noorejji

  • Posts: 244
  • Location: yurop
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #54 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 19:29:24 »
Venn as in a venn diagram, friend in Norwegian, or a name?

Offline gok101

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 645
  • Location: NZ
  • Enjoy your PBT
    • Instagram
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #55 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 19:40:29 »
Venn as in a venn diagram, friend in Norwegian, or a name?
The diagram. It's the intersection between chiwi60 and 7V.

Offline Awayhugepickle

  • Posts: 46
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #56 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 19:44:07 »
I'm already in a group buy for a 65%.. but I think I will have to get in on this one too  :eek:

Offline videozane

  • Posts: 6
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #57 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 01:54:44 »
that weight is clean. like it a lot

Online kwerty

  • Posts: 62
  • beep boop i'm a robot
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #58 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 02:37:49 »
I like this :)

Offline kaisn

  • Posts: 87
Re: [IC]Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #59 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 03:54:19 »
please consider WKL blocker
I'm personally not a fan of wkl blocker on a 65% and it doubles the SKUs for the group buy. The only layouts which I'd consider providing wkl blockers for are 60% and tkl.

that's unfortunate. Thanks for your feedback

Offline cldskt

  • Posts: 252
  • Location: Rabbithole
  • Wallet and hobby aren't friends
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #60 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 05:22:46 »
Would consider this to pay homage to my first board ever, Chiwi60.


"Addiction is buying the things that I don't need with the money I don't have." - me
"Spending $500 on your first custom is justified." - also me

Offline well_cooper

  • Posts: 53
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #61 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 06:20:50 »
looks clean! Hope it goes into GB

Offline sup3r170va

  • Posts: 85
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #62 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 09:54:36 »
Can I check the height of the front bezel before the last row of keycaps? Thanks

Offline bagelbyte

  • Posts: 7
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #63 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 10:17:28 »
Veddy nice. I'd be into this in e-white with the rainbow weight

Offline _rubik

  • Posts: 686
  • Location: 192.168.x.x
  • Typing on: e8.5, Holy Trash Pandas, GMK Olivia
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #64 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 10:42:35 »
First the Type K and now this. You're killing me smalls!

Offline Grayness

  • Posts: 5
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #65 on: Mon, 21 December 2020, 20:23:40 »
Not sure if it's too much of an outlying color but an e-yellow version would be nice!

Offline light_switch

  • Posts: 5
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #66 on: Tue, 22 December 2020, 03:00:41 »
Oh that's wet, I'm interested.

Offline kimchijody

  • Posts: 65
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #67 on: Tue, 22 December 2020, 04:24:02 »
Gok does it again. That intentional seam on the underside and around the usb port makes me moist.

Offline made in China

  • Posts: 20
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #68 on: Tue, 22 December 2020, 19:13:51 »
like leaf-spring

Offline jollyrogerxx

  • Posts: 1
  • Location: Bay Area, California
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #69 on: Tue, 22 December 2020, 19:31:57 »
Gok + Kevin is a no brainer buy for me...

Offline aa212121

  • Posts: 13
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #70 on: Tue, 22 December 2020, 19:39:15 »
This looks good! Looking forward to the GB!

Offline soloplayer

  • Posts: 74
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #71 on: Wed, 23 December 2020, 06:29:43 »
so if i understand it right,your sandwich leaf spring plate means there are gasket strips sandwich the leaf spring
or the leaf spring is sandwiched between top and bottom case, like sandwich mount?
sorry i'm kinda dumb to this

Offline gok101

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 645
  • Location: NZ
  • Enjoy your PBT
    • Instagram
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #72 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 00:56:04 »
so if i understand it right,your sandwich leaf spring plate means there are gasket strips sandwich the leaf spring
or the leaf spring is sandwiched between top and bottom case, like sandwich mount?
sorry i'm kinda dumb to this
No gaskets. The plate is sandwiched between the top and bottom.
I've added a photo of a disassembled parts at the end of the photos section.

Offline tommyamoszhao

  • Posts: 15
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #73 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 05:08:01 »
polished part is just the right ratio to me! nice

Offline meowscanttype

  • Posts: 14
  • Location: Maui
  • 65 is bad
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #74 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 15:27:25 »
I could kiss gok

Offline kabocha

  • Posts: 38
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #75 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 19:52:18 »
bless gok's fiance for making this a reality. I'm in.

Offline soloplayer

  • Posts: 74
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #76 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 21:04:55 »
so if i understand it right,your sandwich leaf spring plate means there are gasket strips sandwich the leaf spring
or the leaf spring is sandwiched between top and bottom case, like sandwich mount?
sorry i'm kinda dumb to this
No gaskets. The plate is sandwiched between the top and bottom.
I've added a photo of a disassembled parts at the end of the photos section.
that's so awesome!!
cant wait for plate material and price
hoping for gb after LNY

Offline MQLYU

  • Posts: 6
  • Location: China
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #77 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 21:43:44 »
letsgooooooooo

Offline rooney

  • Posts: 27
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #78 on: Thu, 24 December 2020, 22:18:57 »
That back weight!  :eek: Looks awesome!

Offline CuddleDog

  • Posts: 3
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #79 on: Fri, 25 December 2020, 18:39:12 »
Very interested! Looks so clean!

Offline SolidmetalAce

  • Posts: 4
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #80 on: Fri, 25 December 2020, 21:06:35 »
Count me in

Offline SekaiJutsu

  • Posts: 33
  • Location: US
    • GeekHack
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #81 on: Sat, 26 December 2020, 09:58:24 »
Please do a red colorway!

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk


Offline ephemeral25

  • Posts: 58
  • Location: Paris, France
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #82 on: Sat, 26 December 2020, 10:45:58 »
Refreshing design!
HHKB Hybrid Type-S | Black Singa Jaguar | Electrotype 87 Bifrost | Discipline65 | M0118 ISOFR Orange Alps | Fortune 32:16 Digitran ISODE | Novatouch ISOFR | Silenced Novatouch ANSI BKE REdux Light

Offline CuddleDog

  • Posts: 3
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #83 on: Sat, 26 December 2020, 20:21:56 »
I'm new to the whole interest check, group buy keyboard scene. How do I follow the whole process to make sure to can get on reserved?

Offline aa212121

  • Posts: 13
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #84 on: Sat, 26 December 2020, 21:34:12 »
I'm new to the whole interest check, group buy keyboard scene. How do I follow the whole process to make sure to can get on reserved?
Check this post for updates and join discord that's linked in OP.

Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk


Offline CuddleDog

  • Posts: 3
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #85 on: Sat, 26 December 2020, 22:33:23 »
Pretty straight forward then. Cheers for the response mate.

Offline jsupot

  • Posts: 1
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #86 on: Sun, 27 December 2020, 02:14:06 »
Venn will provide half plate ?

Offline veelut

  • Posts: 23
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #87 on: Sun, 27 December 2020, 14:29:43 »
this keyboard looks great!

Offline Sicowa

  • Posts: 55
  • Location: Canada
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #88 on: Sun, 27 December 2020, 16:04:41 »
Very big fan of the top piece design and the mounting system.
hoping to secure a board in the future,
GLWIC

Offline soloplayer

  • Posts: 74
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #89 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 08:34:01 »
would you consider making CF leaf spring plate gok? that would be so awesome !!

Offline KZzzz

  • Posts: 29
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #90 on: Fri, 01 January 2021, 19:09:12 »
Auugghh, I think I need to change my-

Joke aside, what a great design! You've done it again, Gok! The non-invasive angled edges on the top case to reduce the chance of hitting your thumbs on them when aggressively pressing spacebar is great! The rounded corners creates an unique look with the edges when light shine on it. Then the gap between the weight and the case is the cherry on top. Not to mention the area around the usb port, the curves of the weight "highlights" the function of the port and "guides" you to it. Man I love your design language!

Also, if this board comes in navy blue I'm 100% in.

Offline super_tu

  • Posts: 19
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #91 on: Sat, 02 January 2021, 01:40:41 »
I would love an anodized bottom weight. Hoping for an unlimited GB cause I absolutely love this!

Offline DuellM

  • Posts: 260
  • Location: Brooklyn
  • Keyboard Fatty
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #92 on: Sat, 02 January 2021, 13:38:32 »
This would look so good in navy with that multi color weight


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk


Offline EdgeOfInfinity

  • Posts: 98
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #93 on: Mon, 04 January 2021, 13:33:33 »
olive green is so nice!

Offline gok101

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 645
  • Location: NZ
  • Enjoy your PBT
    • Instagram
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #94 on: Mon, 04 January 2021, 16:53:42 »
would you consider making CF leaf spring plate gok? that would be so awesome !!
I won't be doing carbon fibre as a plate option.


Please do a red colorway!

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk


I'm considering burgundy.

I would love an anodized bottom weight. Hoping for an unlimited GB cause I absolutely love this!
I don't think I will provide this. I have a clear idea of what I want to do with the weight and I don't want to assign any SKUs to an aluminium option.

Venn will provide half plate ?
Possibly. The reason why I'd consider this over more plate material options is that I'd want to get leaf-spring mounting design to a point that I'm happy with but also allow the option for more flex in the alphas.

This would look so good in navy with that multi color weight

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
The same navy blue that I picked for the 7V is likely to be an option for the Venn.


Epsilonkeyboards will be building the green prototype on Jan 13th 10pm (PST) / 1am (EST). You can join his discord server here.
« Last Edit: Tue, 05 January 2021, 14:31:14 by gok101 »

Offline aa212121

  • Posts: 13
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #95 on: Mon, 04 January 2021, 20:18:12 »
Ooo burgundy and green both insta cop

Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk


Offline SekaiJutsu

  • Posts: 33
  • Location: US
    • GeekHack
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #96 on: Sun, 10 January 2021, 20:27:31 »
Burgandy POG!!

Offline Yo-Geo

  • Posts: 1
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #97 on: Sun, 10 January 2021, 21:13:00 »
Oooo I'm very intersted

Offline Shinigamii

  • Posts: 31
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #98 on: Sun, 10 January 2021, 22:03:31 »
Really enjoying the large chamfered edges, along with weight design seen from the back it looks gorgeous.  I second those saying a burgundy color way

Offline eljudio42

  • Posts: 7
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #99 on: Sun, 10 January 2021, 22:48:50 »
Will the pcb come with rgb backlighting if not, can it? Also suggesting a dark blue case would be sweet for this

Offline SurfGalaxy

  • Posts: 2
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (Proto build stream Jan 13th 10pm PST)
« Reply #100 on: Mon, 11 January 2021, 18:58:48 »
Looks promising. Any possibility of a top right badge? Loved the one on the 7V.

Offline Livid

  • Posts: 29
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (Proto build stream Jan 13th 10pm PST)
« Reply #101 on: Mon, 11 January 2021, 20:12:27 »
Looks promising. Any possibility of a top right badge? Loved the one on the 7V.

Where? He would have to change the layout

Offline nxxinf

  • Posts: 9
  • Location: China
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (Proto build stream Jan 13th 10pm PST)
« Reply #102 on: Tue, 12 January 2021, 00:30:55 »
Hotswap PCB? :)

Offline ReverbSlush

  • Posts: 225
  • 16/52 RNG score
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (Proto build stream Jan 13th 10pm PST)
« Reply #103 on: Tue, 12 January 2021, 10:17:39 »
Do we know which will come first between this or Type K?

Offline gok101

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 645
  • Location: NZ
  • Enjoy your PBT
    • Instagram
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (Proto build stream Jan 13th 10pm PST)
« Reply #104 on: Tue, 12 January 2021, 12:49:24 »
Really enjoying the large chamfered edges, along with weight design seen from the back it looks gorgeous.  I second those saying a burgundy color way

Ooo burgundy and green both insta cop

Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk


V2 prototype has been ordered in burgundy. I will see how I feel about it after seeing it in person.


Looks promising. Any possibility of a top right badge? Loved the one on the 7V.
I have ideas of how this could be executed but I think I'll be going for no corner blocker.


Will the pcb come with rgb backlighting if not, can it? Also suggesting a dark blue case would be sweet for this
It doesn't come with back lighting. It will come in the same blue that was used for the 7V.

Hotswap PCB? :)
I believe that there will be hotswap versions of the graphite PCBs.

Do we know which will come first between this or Type K?
They are basically running in parallel and I don't know which one will finish first.


Reminder that there will be a build stream of the green prototype tomorrow on Epsilon keyboards stream. Link and details in the OP.

Offline KZzzz

  • Posts: 29
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (Proto build stream Jan 13th 10pm PST)
« Reply #105 on: Tue, 12 January 2021, 16:02:32 »
What plate materials have you been experimenting with? Which one do you think provides the best typing experience with the leaf spring mounting? I personally never own a leaf spring mounted board, so I am a bit curious.

Offline keystream

  • Posts: 7
  • Location: Massachusetts, United States
    • keystream.me
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard
« Reply #106 on: Tue, 12 January 2021, 16:16:51 »
Looks exceptionally good. Would be in if I didn't already have a 65% on order. Really wanted to get in on 7V too, but I will try to get in on Type K  ;D

Who wont be trying to get the type k, it is such an amazing board. GL   :D

Offline gok101

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 645
  • Location: NZ
  • Enjoy your PBT
    • Instagram
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (Proto build stream Jan 13th 10pm PST)
« Reply #107 on: Wed, 13 January 2021, 01:09:14 »
What plate materials have you been experimenting with? Which one do you think provides the best typing experience with the leaf spring mounting? I personally never own a leaf spring mounted board, so I am a bit curious.
Alu, POM and polycarbonate. I will likely go with POM. The idea is to have a really flexible material so that the alphas can be bouncier without going half-plate. The plate has a lot of mounting points which would usually over-stiffen the plate but the leaf-springs offset this. For the revised plate, I went with more but longer leaf-springs to make the typing feel more consistent.

Also, a reminder that the proto build stream is happening tomorrow on Epsilon keyboard's stream.

Offline kbye

  • Posts: 40
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (Proto build stream Jan 13th 10pm PST)
« Reply #108 on: Wed, 13 January 2021, 12:50:54 »
The rainbow PVD looks amazing, I hope this makes it into GB
Looking forward to the proto stream

Offline XiXora

  • Posts: 6
  • Location: London, UK
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (Proto build stream Jan 13th 10pm PST)
« Reply #109 on: Thu, 14 January 2021, 20:27:28 »
Will there be an ISO plate available too?

Offline tsara27

  • Posts: 2
    • Personal Blog
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (Proto build stream Jan 13th 10pm PST)
« Reply #110 on: Thu, 14 January 2021, 20:43:24 »
When I look into this board, I fall in love instantly.
I hope venn65 will do unlimited group buy.

Offline SekaiJutsu

  • Posts: 33
  • Location: US
    • GeekHack
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (Proto build stream Jan 13th 10pm PST)
« Reply #111 on: Fri, 15 January 2021, 01:17:04 »
Great Proto stream, so excited for this board! Hope burgundy turns out great!

Is there a discord to follow more along?

Offline hottrout

  • Posts: 1000
  • Location: Norn Iron
  • I'd Hit Dat Key
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (Proto build stream Jan 13th 10pm PST)
« Reply #112 on: Fri, 15 January 2021, 06:44:15 »
Very interested if there will be an ISO PCB and plate.  Clean lines and good colours.
Current Daily Driver : Maja Ergo - Kiwi Lubed 3203
WTB : Sagittarius Ergo, FOX × INETT:SQUARE 80%, ISO Keycaps from GMK Red Samurai, 2.75u & 2.25u Space Bars from Wavez Set.

Systems
More
Work |i9-7940x@4.8ghz|32GB(3600)|RTX 2080Ti|Bespoke Water, 360m Rad|X299 Prime Deluxe|EK x299 Monoblock|Optane 900p|2x1TB 960 Pro|2x10TB Helium|Dell U3415W + Dell UP2116Q
Home |i9-9900k@5GHz|16GB(3200)|STRIX-RTX2080Ti|EK Closed Water Loop|Z390-F|1TB 960 Pro|1TB 980 Pro|Dell AW3418DW|NEC MultiSync|Rode NT1&AI-1|Drobo16TB
Mining |i5-7500|16GB(2400)|H110 Pro BTC+|8x1080Ti|2x1650Watt PSU

Plus 35 years of collecting retro computers, consoles, games, peripherals, mainframes and mini's as well as their software, games and manuals. 100's of systems including every Amiga model made

Keyboards
More
IBM 3101 | IBM 3276 | IBM 5150 | IBM ModelM | Dictaphone Dual Display | Vintage Cherrys (1982 onwards, just about all of them) | Commodore (all of them) | Nixdorf | Siemens | ICL |  Filco Majistouch | KBDFans 5degree - Chocolate | Rama M6-B - Moon | CA66 Silver | ClueBoard Graphite/PC | Varmilo VA69M Silver | E7-V1 SE Yellow | Rama U-80 Space Grey | VN66 Navy | BOCC Frosted Polycarbonate | Rama M10-C Midnight | FLX Virgo Teal & Black | Rama M60-A LYN Kuro | Space65 CyberVoyager WhiteGold | Space65 CyberVoyager Terminal | Clarabelle Sandblasted Polycarbonate | Elongate Mini 1800 Blue | Petrichor 1800 Red | Vulcan Maja Ergo Green | Think6.5v2 RoboCop | Jacky Bear 65% E-White | Sakabato CB87 TKL Champagne | KCK KY-01 Aquamarine | Jae J-01 F&F E-White & Copper | S7.7 E-White | The Adélie Blue | NIX OxalyS80 LE Dark Polycarbonate | Mesa TKL E-White | Smith & Rune IRON180 Graen/Brass | Skog Reboot Desert | CU7 Black | ROTR Silver & Copper | RAMA Kara Soya | Grid 650 E-White | SIX5 LE Aluminium & Gold | OwLab Voice65 Grey | BOX 75 Black Stainless Steel | Onyx E-White | Ikki68 BT Charcoal | Iron 165 Graphite & Stainless Steel |

Offline KZzzz

  • Posts: 29
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (Proto build stream Jan 13th 10pm PST)
« Reply #113 on: Fri, 15 January 2021, 17:43:43 »
What plate materials have you been experimenting with? Which one do you think provides the best typing experience with the leaf spring mounting? I personally never own a leaf spring mounted board, so I am a bit curious.
Alu, POM and polycarbonate. I will likely go with POM. The idea is to have a really flexible material so that the alphas can be bouncier without going half-plate. The plate has a lot of mounting points which would usually over-stiffen the plate but the leaf-springs offset this. For the revised plate, I went with more but longer leaf-springs to make the typing feel more consistent.

Also, a reminder that the proto build stream is happening tomorrow on Epsilon keyboard's stream.

Awesome, that's interesting. I will try POM plate, which would be new to me.
BTW, this is a question regarding the pcb: does it support usb-c to usb-c connection? It's a minor feature, but I want to ask for good measure.

Offline JCraftCables

  • Posts: 64
    • Instagram
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (Proto build stream Jan 13th 10pm PST)
« Reply #114 on: Sat, 16 January 2021, 03:52:14 »
Really like the back design and very clean overall!

Offline thebreadsaver

  • Posts: 14
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (Proto build stream Jan 13th 10pm PST)
« Reply #115 on: Sat, 16 January 2021, 04:09:07 »
it's...beautiful :')

Offline gok101

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 645
  • Location: NZ
  • Enjoy your PBT
    • Instagram
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (Proto build stream Jan 13th 10pm PST)
« Reply #116 on: Sat, 16 January 2021, 04:16:23 »
The rainbow PVD looks amazing, I hope this makes it into GB
Looking forward to the proto stream
This is an option that I really want to offer but I will need to treat it similarly to the 7V PVD weight and only offer it as an extra as opposed to an optional upgrade. It will probably also be really expensive.

When I look into this board, I fall in love instantly.
I hope venn65 will do unlimited group buy.
It should either be a high cap or unlimited.

Will there be an ISO plate available too?
I need to think about this. With the plate being so flexible, I don't want to have a universal cutout that supports both ansi and ISO on the same plate and I'm not sure if I want to double the number of sku's. At the very least, I would post the plate file so you could get your own made.

Great Proto stream, so excited for this board! Hope burgundy turns out great!

Is there a discord to follow more along?
There isn't an official discord because I don't want to manage a server but Epsilon keyboards has a channel dedicated to it here.

Very interested if there will be an ISO PCB and plate.  Clean lines and good colours.
The PCB supports ISO but not sure if I will offer am ISO plate. I elaborate on it in the reply above.

What plate materials have you been experimenting with? Which one do you think provides the best typing experience with the leaf spring mounting? I personally never own a leaf spring mounted board, so I am a bit curious.
Alu, POM and polycarbonate. I will likely go with POM. The idea is to have a really flexible material so that the alphas can be bouncier without going half-plate. The plate has a lot of mounting points which would usually over-stiffen the plate but the leaf-springs offset this. For the revised plate, I went with more but longer leaf-springs to make the typing feel more consistent.

Also, a reminder that the proto build stream is happening tomorrow on Epsilon keyboard's stream.

Awesome, that's interesting. I will try POM plate, which would be new to me.
BTW, this is a question regarding the pcb: does it support usb-c to usb-c connection? It's a minor feature, but I want to ask for good measure.
I'll need to test this with my mobile phone when I get the proto back from Epsilon.

Online Xeryn

  • Posts: 16
  • Location: Canada
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #117 on: Sat, 16 January 2021, 15:36:56 »
Nice to see the rainbow PVD weight added as an extra! Also hoping the burgundy turns out well, +1 interest for the burgundy color.

Will there be any builds/test with a polycarbonate plate? Curious to see hear how the flex consistency is on a sandwich poly plate is.

Offline CookieFlow

  • Posts: 116
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #118 on: Sat, 16 January 2021, 17:02:50 »
That back view is truly gorgeous.
Just a bit sad that the best angle is not the one you get to see during use.

Personally a bit torn on the current 2 color offerings, light silver is not my cup of tea.
Olive is a very nice shade, but probably a bit limiting for which keycaps would work well with.

Looking forward to the potential Burgundy, or a more neutral color. I would have really liked to see a dark grey, I believe would look incredible with the rose gold weight (can't go wrong with black, but I don't often see Dark Grey (something like Apple's Space Grey)).
Hoping the Rose Gold PVD stays as it looks fantastic.

(Kinda secretely hoping this GB isn't too soon, as Q1 is very loaded already)
« Last Edit: Sat, 16 January 2021, 21:26:41 by CookieFlow »
   

Offline sup3r170va

  • Posts: 85
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #119 on: Sat, 16 January 2021, 19:45:57 »
I hope the rose gold PVD back weight is still an option. The update says polished SS but doesn’t say if it’s coated :)

Offline afynyth

  • Posts: 10
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #120 on: Sat, 16 January 2021, 20:21:37 »
Is there a possibility of a black color? Silver doesn't fit with some keysets sometimes, and it would be nice to have a color neutral option. The green on Epsilon's VOD looked very nice though!

Offline deedz

  • Posts: 14
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #121 on: Sat, 16 January 2021, 20:37:30 »
I hope the rose gold PVD back weight is still an option. The update says polished SS but doesn’t say if it’s coated :)

I agree! Was a bit bummed to see no mention of the polished rose gold. Hopefully it is still being considered as an offering!

Offline tsara27

  • Posts: 2
    • Personal Blog
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (Proto build stream Jan 13th 10pm PST)
« Reply #122 on: Mon, 18 January 2021, 17:56:10 »
When I look into this board, I fall in love instantly.
I hope venn65 will do unlimited group buy.
It should either be a high cap or unlimited.

You made my day! Save money now and go for the venn 65 later this year!  ;)

Offline nettik

  • Posts: 33
  • Location: HI
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #123 on: Mon, 18 January 2021, 21:19:36 »
+1 for the rose gold! It's too pretty to not be an option

Offline soloplayer

  • Posts: 74
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #124 on: Mon, 18 January 2021, 22:38:19 »
how much do the brass and ss accent cost compared with aluminum accent? brass accent with brass weight would be dope

Offline Ranger_Trivette

  • Posts: 3
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #125 on: Mon, 25 January 2021, 07:36:51 »
nice!

Offline Gnome

  • Posts: 9
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #126 on: Mon, 25 January 2021, 11:36:13 »
This looks great. I really dig the design, looks super clean. I know you said you didn't want to do an E-white but an e-white with that rainbow weight would look heavenly. As a newcomer i would appreciate a hotswap version so i will be crossing my fingers and wait.

Is there a discord server or something similar to follow the updates?

Offline Hellenic94

  • Posts: 28
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #127 on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 14:37:10 »
This looks great. I really dig the design, looks super clean. I know you said you didn't want to do an E-white but an e-white with that rainbow weight would look heavenly. As a newcomer i would appreciate a hotswap version so i will be crossing my fingers and wait.

Hotswap is not offered usually on Gok boards. Learn to sold millmax its very easy.

Is there a discord server or something similar to follow the updates?

Offline gok101

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 645
  • Location: NZ
  • Enjoy your PBT
    • Instagram
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #128 on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 17:12:09 »
Is there a possibility of a black color? Silver doesn't fit with some keysets sometimes, and it would be nice to have a color neutral option. The green on Epsilon's VOD looked very nice though!
I don't want to offer too many colours because with there being 3 parts that can be interchanged, SKUs get a bit crazy.

Nice to see the rainbow PVD weight added as an extra! Also hoping the burgundy turns out well, +1 interest for the burgundy color.

Will there be any builds/test with a polycarbonate plate? Curious to see hear how the flex consistency is on a sandwich poly plate is.
I'll probably just be testing it myself so no streamed builds of this.

I hope the rose gold PVD back weight is still an option. The update says polished SS but doesn’t say if it’s coated :)
I will probably only offer 1 PVD option and I'm leaning towards rainbow at the moment because it is more unique. Plain polished stainless steel has yielded nicer surface finishes in my experience.

how much do the brass and ss accent cost compared with aluminum accent? brass accent with brass weight would be dope
Pricing TBD but it's usually quite a bit more expensive for non-plate parts.

This looks great. I really dig the design, looks super clean. I know you said you didn't want to do an E-white but an e-white with that rainbow weight would look heavenly. As a newcomer i would appreciate a hotswap version so i will be crossing my fingers and wait.

Is there a discord server or something similar to follow the updates?
Best place to follow updates is actually here. I try to keep the status up to date. If there hasn't been anything new posted, that probably means that I am still waiting for things to arrive.

Offline sup3r170va

  • Posts: 85
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #129 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 07:54:51 »
I hope the rose gold PVD back weight is still an option. The update says polished SS but doesn’t say if it’s coated :)
I will probably only offer 1 PVD option and I'm leaning towards rainbow at the moment because it is more unique. Plain polished stainless steel has yielded nicer surface finishes in my experience.

Thanks for answering. Not sure how others feel, but I think rose gold PVD is a more classic and timeless option than rainbow PVD, notwithstanding that the latter is more “bling”. Exudes more class IMO. hope u reconsider. Thanks.

Offline Zeelobby

  • Posts: 792
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #130 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 08:17:36 »
I hope the rose gold PVD back weight is still an option. The update says polished SS but doesn’t say if it’s coated :)
I will probably only offer 1 PVD option and I'm leaning towards rainbow at the moment because it is more unique. Plain polished stainless steel has yielded nicer surface finishes in my experience.

Thanks for answering. Not sure how others feel, but I think rose gold PVD is a more classic and timeless option than rainbow PVD, notwithstanding that the latter is more “bling”. Exudes more class IMO. hope u reconsider. Thanks.
I dunno, Jane V2 CE pretty classy. Bring on the rainbow! There's enough rose gold elsewhere.

Offline Livid

  • Posts: 29
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #131 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 12:30:14 »
I hope the rose gold PVD back weight is still an option. The update says polished SS but doesn’t say if it’s coated :)
I will probably only offer 1 PVD option and I'm leaning towards rainbow at the moment because it is more unique. Plain polished stainless steel has yielded nicer surface finishes in my experience.

Thanks for answering. Not sure how others feel, but I think rose gold PVD is a more classic and timeless option than rainbow PVD, notwithstanding that the latter is more “bling”. Exudes more class IMO. hope u reconsider. Thanks.
I dunno, Jane V2 CE pretty classy. Bring on the rainbow! There's enough rose gold elsewhere.
Rainbow is definitely the right choice here

Offline CookieFlow

  • Posts: 116
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #132 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 13:00:18 »
Seems to be pretty polarized.

Personally not a big fan of rainbow, looks a bit out of place on a classy board to me.

Sure we see rose gold on cases, but it's generally more pink color and on aluminum. Rose Gold PVD is totally on another level and looks so classy.
And it matched (surprisingly to me) super well with the olive green color.
   

Offline KZzzz

  • Posts: 29
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #133 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 23:36:37 »
+1 on the rose gold PVD weight. It must be real nice with a blue case, alongside GMK Pink on Navy.

Rainbow is cool, but considering the design language of this board, it would look out of place in my opinion.

Also, it would be cool to see a black PVD weight. Though, knowing the notoriously difficult process of production and QC for PVD parts, it probably won't happen.  :'^(
« Last Edit: Thu, 28 January 2021, 23:38:56 by KZzzz »

Offline deedz

  • Posts: 14
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #134 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 00:49:17 »
Seems to be pretty polarized.

Personally not a big fan of rainbow, looks a bit out of place on a classy board to me.

Sure we see rose gold on cases, but it's generally more pink color and on aluminum. Rose Gold PVD is totally on another level and looks so classy.
And it matched (surprisingly to me) super well with the olive green color.


On a classy board, I agree. The rose gold PVD definitely seems more fitting when comparing the rainbow to the rose gold from the pictures.

Offline ChiKaSama

  • Posts: 1
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #135 on: Fri, 29 January 2021, 09:00:08 »
It looks elegant with rose gold weight, but I am sure that I will purchase the rainbow pvd weight as well. Rainbow maybe a cherry on top. Looking forward to join the group buy.

Offline light_switch

  • Posts: 5
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #136 on: Wed, 03 February 2021, 13:42:25 »
What other color cases are you looking to include? I would love to see an E-White option or a milky white option.

Offline j.cal0187@gmail.

  • Posts: 1
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #137 on: Wed, 03 February 2021, 15:24:53 »
Maaaaaybe sum purple action? 

Offline holer

  • Posts: 44
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #138 on: Mon, 08 February 2021, 07:41:33 »
Great design and the olive green is straight fire! :D

I'll add my voice to the people requesting a ISO plate too.

Offline galdrom

  • Posts: 7
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #139 on: Mon, 08 February 2021, 09:16:43 »
Hoo.... gorgeous

Offline fropsie

  • Posts: 125
  • Location: Boston, MA
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #140 on: Mon, 08 February 2021, 10:59:23 »
Please & Thank you

Offline Que7797

  • Posts: 15
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #141 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 01:21:29 »
Looks good, gok.

Offline bert039

  • Posts: 13
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #142 on: Tue, 09 February 2021, 09:43:14 »
Looks amazing, especially with the rose gold

Offline MQLYU

  • Posts: 6
  • Location: China
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #143 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 01:05:59 »
Love it!!!

Offline afynyth

  • Posts: 10
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #144 on: Wed, 10 February 2021, 19:55:55 »
Will there be "Venn" written on the bottom like in the render, or any other sort of branding on the board? The "Venn" inscription in the render looks good.
« Last Edit: Wed, 10 February 2021, 20:03:40 by afynyth »

Offline iSniper1010

  • Posts: 1
  • Location: Hong Kong
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #145 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 11:36:38 »
Wow, this keyboard looks really good!

Offline JKKEEBS

  • Posts: 14
  • Location: United States
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #146 on: Thu, 11 February 2021, 11:45:32 »
GLWIC

Offline bert039

  • Posts: 13
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #147 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 21:03:34 »
Whoa, white and rose gold is breath taking

Offline Airea

  • Posts: 2
  • Location: Canada
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #148 on: Tue, 16 February 2021, 00:01:50 »
Would you consider an E-white version of this board? I personally feel like it would look great with the rose gold plate



Offline DannyDP

  • Posts: 6
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #149 on: Thu, 18 February 2021, 20:54:44 »
rose gold PVD weight / rama rose gold thermal keycap / green venn. This is the way. Please make this happen, this combo would be absolutely killer. 
« Last Edit: Thu, 18 February 2021, 21:03:03 by DannyDP »

Offline Rx003

  • Posts: 99
  • Location: Uijeongbu, South Korea
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #150 on: Fri, 19 February 2021, 02:42:26 »
Yes, VENN THIS GONNA BE MY NEXT 65%, wish you all the best Gok  :thumb: :thumb:

Offline Timception

  • Posts: 19
  • Location: Bangkok and its Vicinity (All)
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #151 on: Fri, 19 February 2021, 12:30:06 »
Me likes! yes 100%

Offline DannyDP

  • Posts: 6
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #152 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 20:10:21 »
polished stainless, rose gold, and black PVD would be nice for the weight. Regardless I cannot wait for this to go into GB.
« Last Edit: Sun, 21 February 2021, 20:16:59 by DannyDP »

Offline antsinyourpants

  • Posts: 1
  • Location: Hong Kong
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #153 on: Sun, 21 February 2021, 21:34:46 »
Yep! Count me in. I only recently got into this hobby (KBDfans Tofus for work and at home) but am already thinking about my next build. I'm pretty sure this it it!

Offline sntXrrr

  • Posts: 10
  • Location: Europe
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #154 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 07:51:30 »
This is horrible.
Another fantastic keyboard I want to have, with a leafspring plate... I. Can't. Resist. This.

Offline IMZO

  • Posts: 79
  • Location: Canada
  • Golden Rule
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #155 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 11:57:58 »
Looks dope! Finally something without a corner blocker.
TKL WKL shill



Offline Timception

  • Posts: 19
  • Location: Bangkok and its Vicinity (All)
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #156 on: Tue, 23 February 2021, 12:54:54 »
Hope to buy one of these!

Offline thelateclacker

  • Posts: 11
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #157 on: Thu, 25 February 2021, 15:57:45 »
what a beaut...I'm afraid of the potential damage to the wallet though!  Not sure if I'm ready to take that step yet lol

Offline ReverbSlush

  • Posts: 225
  • 16/52 RNG score
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #158 on: Thu, 25 February 2021, 20:41:07 »
Really loving the olive green. This is my #1 keyboard to try to acquire (with your K coming in 2nd). Saving up now. I hope the next prototype is a success.

Offline thelateclacker

  • Posts: 11
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #159 on: Thu, 25 February 2021, 21:21:52 »
Is there another link where we can view the prototype build stream?

Offline gok101

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 645
  • Location: NZ
  • Enjoy your PBT
    • Instagram
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #160 on: Thu, 25 February 2021, 22:38:08 »
Is there another link where we can view the prototype build stream?
The link has been updated. I forgot that Twitch VODs get deleted after a while.

Offline thelateclacker

  • Posts: 11
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #161 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 03:06:15 »
Is there another link where we can view the prototype build stream?
The link has been updated. I forgot that Twitch VODs get deleted after a while.

Thanks!!  Just starting to give it a watch, but wow man that olive is *chef's kiss*

Offline Senbeii

  • Posts: 38
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Swiggity Swag Whats In Da Bag
    • Keyoto
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #162 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 12:52:08 »
Im a sucker for SS and that weight really delivers  ^-^

Offline ai06L

  • Posts: 4
  • Location: London
  • Try your best
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #163 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 02:47:00 »
Interesting internal design, personally, I just hope the front can be more like 7v. Great work!!!
Vega65|FC660C Novatouched|Matrix 2.0 Add|

Can't say no to alice and retro caps

Offline MikeNasty3

  • Posts: 3
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #164 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 12:43:29 »
This looks sweet. I still can't wait for my 7V and now that I see this has a rose gold PVD weight, what are the chances of ever making a rose gold PVD weight for the 7V?

Offline SolidCactus

  • Posts: 245
  • Location: UK
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #165 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 13:48:46 »
I'm loving the multi-color weight! Great work.

Offline dudeship

  • Posts: 26
  • Location: uk
  • i like keyboards and stuff. kat great wave.
    • dudeship.mk
Re: [IC] Venn - 65% keyboard (16/01/2021 STATUS UPDATE)
« Reply #166 on: Sun, 28 February 2021, 02:52:49 »
This is amazing. I'm in.