Author Topic: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard - (UPDATE-01/29/21) First Prototype With Typing Test!  (Read 13496 times)

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Offline researchlab

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    RE:65


    I. INTRO:DUCTION
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    The RE:65 is our 65% top-mount keyboard.

    At re:search labs, our goal is to introduce a minimalist yet enticing board.
    While allowing the board to remain brand-less, its distinct design will give it a recognizable character.
    We also aim to give our customers the creative freedom to customize their own unique boards.

    You know whatís up. Milled metal. Anodized. Polished. Coated. Customizable.

    Minimal. Not boring.




    II. DE:SIGN
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    III. KEY: FEATURES
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    • 7į Typing Experience
    • Mount: Top + O-Rings
    • 3 Accent Pieces
      • Top
      • Left
      • Right
    • Bottom Weight
      • Brass: 620g
      • Aluminum: 197g
    • PCB: Solder + Unified Daughterboard | QMK VIA
    • Chassis: Aluminum
    • Accent: Aluminum | Brass
    • Total Weight: 1178g (Aluminum accents without keycaps and switches) | 2021g (Brass accents without keycaps and switches)
    • Dimensions: 325mm X 129mm X 36mm
    • Layout: (Can accommodate stepped caps lock)




    IV. RE:NDERS
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    *Render may not be representative of the final product

    VI. STATUS: UPDATES
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    Current Phase: Prototype



    Updates:
    01/05/2021- prototype ordered
    01/27/2021- Prototype picked up and ready to build
    01/28/2021- Build success -- type/sound test attached
    The prototype arrived in raw aluminum. For the fun of it, we decided to quickly spray paint the pieces (the next prototype will be anodized)
    RE:65 Prototype Typing Test
    iPhone Shots Of RE:65 Prototype

    01/28/2021- Few changes made on certain parts of the board:
    • Widened space gap between keycaps and chassis
    • Lowered plate/pcb position in order to eliminate vertical space between caps and chassis
    Revised prototype ordered. We will include a more in depth build/full sound test once we receive the board.



    VII. INTEREST CHECK FORM



    VIII. F.A.Q
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    Q: Do you do international shipping?
    A: For the first round of group buys, we are planning only to ship CONUS.

    Q: How much does your board cost?
    A: TBD. Our goal is to have most (if not all) parts designed and manufactured in California (specifically the Bay Area) to eliminate long turn around times. We are currently negotiating pricings with our vendors.

    Q: When will the group buy officially start?
    A: We are planning on releasing the group buy by the end of the month.

    Q: How many boards do you plan on releasing?
    A: For our first run tentatively ~20 due to quality control, manufacturing and shipping logistics. We will run a larger group buy in the following run.

    Q: Do you have any social media?
    A: We made an instagram! @re.searchlab
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    « Last Edit: Fri, 29 January 2021, 19:34:47 by researchlab »

    Offline Zanhana

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #1 on: Fri, 15 January 2021, 19:52:01 »
    is it called "re" because it's been done so many times already

    Offline Beenoman

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #2 on: Fri, 15 January 2021, 20:00:00 »
    Pretty interesting, but where's the split backspace? I'm a fan of the design, actually adds something unique considering how many 65% board have been in IC lately

    Offline krzank

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #3 on: Fri, 15 January 2021, 20:09:03 »
    "Split capslock" ?


    Offline 002_GT

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #4 on: Fri, 15 January 2021, 21:05:48 »
     :blank:

    Offline bball2

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #5 on: Fri, 15 January 2021, 22:11:05 »
    I really like the look of the side weights!

    Offline mrvco

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #6 on: Fri, 15 January 2021, 23:17:47 »
    Pretty interesting, but where's the split backspace? I'm a fan of the design, actually adds something unique considering how many 65% board have been in IC lately

    +1 split backspace.

    Offline erich8to

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #7 on: Sat, 16 January 2021, 00:05:44 »
    In the IC forum, is CA (Canada, Cali)?
    « Last Edit: Sat, 16 January 2021, 00:24:39 by erich8to »
    ,

    Offline Lizcuits

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #8 on: Sat, 16 January 2021, 01:11:54 »
    I actually really like this design!

    Offline veelut

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #9 on: Sat, 16 January 2021, 02:15:29 »
    'minimal, not boring.'
    i like it but the only thing i guess that i am disappointed about is that even with the daughterboard, the USB connection isn't centered but maybe i am just unaware of design issues if it were the case. either way, looks great!

    Offline JCraftCables

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #10 on: Sat, 16 January 2021, 03:39:53 »
    Like the sleek design, would like to suggest the following:
    - Center the USB C port
    - If the side accents can extend across the bottom in a single piece, that would be really nice

    Offline blacksimon

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #11 on: Sun, 17 January 2021, 09:30:22 »
    is it called "re" because it's been done so many times already


    i love you

    Offline Zombo

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #12 on: Sun, 17 January 2021, 21:33:11 »
    Yo I was just learning Fusion 360 this week and tried making a design very similar to this with the back weight that clips over the top. Yours is way better haha! Would definitely be interested in this!



    Offline Sinhtra

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #13 on: Mon, 18 January 2021, 14:40:12 »
    Really really interested in this, and I'd like to buy one when in GB phase!  :)

    Offline Criotic

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #14 on: Fri, 22 January 2021, 08:09:37 »
    Any plan to put some kind of nice logo/symbol engraving on the bottom weight plate?

    Offline researchlab

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #15 on: Fri, 22 January 2021, 20:14:49 »
    is it called "re" because it's been done so many times already

    :P

    Offline researchlab

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #16 on: Fri, 22 January 2021, 20:15:45 »
    Pretty interesting, but where's the split backspace? I'm a fan of the design, actually adds something unique considering how many 65% board have been in IC lately

    We are actually going to add split backspace in the next revision!

    Offline researchlab

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #17 on: Fri, 22 January 2021, 20:16:59 »
    Any plan to put some kind of nice logo/symbol engraving on the bottom weight plate?

    We actually fancied the idea that our board was brand-less, but we are definitely considering adding some logo/symbols in future revisions.

    Offline researchlab

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #18 on: Fri, 22 January 2021, 20:18:16 »
    'minimal, not boring.'
    i like it but the only thing i guess that i am disappointed about is that even with the daughterboard, the USB connection isn't centered but maybe i am just unaware of design issues if it were the case. either way, looks great!

    We are considering doing centered usb ports in future revisions!

    Offline researchlab

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #19 on: Fri, 22 January 2021, 20:18:45 »
    "Split capslock" ?

    Sorry bout that! We meant stepped caps lock

    Offline researchlab

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #20 on: Fri, 22 January 2021, 20:19:03 »

    Offline marthike135

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    Re: [IC] RE:65 - 65% Keyboard
    « Reply #21 on: Mon, 25 January 2021, 14:51:37 »
    Dream board for me but I am international so sucks to be me.

    Offline Kuya_RJ686

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    Iím really liking what Iím seeing so far.

    Offline Zidnex

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    +1 to the centered usb port, otherwise looks great!