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Offline Lfgberg

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[IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 13:39:39 »

SI40
Space-Invading Space Invader 40%
A fullmod 40% stacked acrylic keyboard designed for Hi-Tek Series 725 (Space Invader) switches.

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Case
The main case consists of 7 layers of 3mm stacked acrylic, held in place by eight sex bolts, with an additional 2 layers for the feet providing a slight angle. The case itself measures 343 mm wide by 110 mm long (slightly less wide than a TKL), and utilizes a sandwich mount.

PCB
The PCB will be 1.6mm FR4, featuring a design on both sides by stellaidoscope. The PCB will only support original space invader switches. I plan to offer a silk-less option for the less cultured space invader enjoyers. There’s ESD protection, and USB-C, the PCB uses an Atmega32u2. There will be QMK/VIA/VIAL support.

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Plates
I currently only plan to offer 1.2mm FR4 plates, if you’d be interested in another material please indicate on the IC form. The only compatible stabilizers are original space invader plate mount stabs, and in order for the switches to clip in the plate must be thinner than usual.
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GB Info
Dates - TBD
Colour options - TBD
Vendors - TBD
Price - target price for this kit will be in the ballpark of 100-150$ consisting of the case, PCB, plate, and bolts.
This has been purely a personal passion project, and I just wanted to throw it out there to see if anyone else would be interested before continuing to invest my time in it.

Prototype Revisions
The prototype case and PCB present no issues, although I did have some trouble with the stabilizer spacing for the big ass enter on the plate. I will be ordering a revised set of plates with adjusted stabilizer cutouts, and slightly shrunken branding. This is why the prototype photos aren’t fully built, and don’t happen to be using bolts.
Thanks
Engicoder+Gval’Cha - Sharing their experiences implementing and using space invaders
Hali - For being an overall bro and helping figure out layout support
Halo - Laser cutting the prototype case

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Offline hali

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 13:39:51 »
reserved

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 13:40:03 »
LETS ****ING GOOOOOOOOOOOO


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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 13:40:36 »
gah damn

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 13:40:44 »
Cool

Offline Lfgberg

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[IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 13:40:55 »
Y’all are too fast, reserved.

8/14/21
I do intend to add more layout support to accommodate the NOS boards coming in from Germany. I will update when that occurs.
Updated layout picture to more accurately represent stepped caps
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Offline Neely_12

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 13:44:03 »
Very unique and cool. I love the pcb design. Big Ass Enter yes please

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 13:45:09 »
Very unique and cool. I love the pcb design. Big Ass Enter yes please
Thanks, stellaidoscope is quite pog.

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 13:45:27 »
Cute board. nice  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 13:46:51 »
we love the SI40


Offline Gvalch_ca

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 14:00:16 »
Very nice bro! But your layout pic is a bit wrong in terms of stepped keycaps, please consider remaking it. I sent you some details in keebmeup discord.
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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 14:01:54 »
this cums

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 14:26:23 »
It's just too good

Offline Riizmaa

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 14:30:58 »
wish i could get one smh my head

Offline Lfgberg

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 15:27:14 »
Very nice bro! But your layout pic is a bit wrong in terms of stepped keycaps, please consider remaking it. I sent you some details in keebmeup discord.
Fixed the left hand stepped mods, thanks

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 15:47:32 »
Damn why no "normal" ISO support?

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 15:48:27 »
Damn why no "normal" ISO support?
Current layout support isn’t final, intending to change to accommodate the NOS boards coming in from Germany (includes iso)

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 15:49:32 »
Damn why no "normal" ISO support?
Current layout support isn’t final, intending to change to accommodate the NOS boards coming in from Germany (includes iso)
Oh nice, then-

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Offline wndy

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 23:55:28 »
Very cool! Would love to see what colors are available when it's closer to launch.

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 19 August 2021, 07:42:58 »
lovely

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 19 August 2021, 20:10:22 »
nice

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 19 August 2021, 20:11:34 »
what is space invaders about this?
The switches it’s designed to use are colloquially known as space invaders… they have a little face n stuff

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 19 August 2021, 20:12:00 »
what is space invaders about this?
The switches it’s designed to use are colloquially known as space invaders… they have a little face n stuff
i see i see

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 19 August 2021, 20:13:50 »
Woah... this might be the first case I've seen designed specifically for space invaders. Very cool  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 19 August 2021, 20:16:19 »
Woah... this might be the first case I've seen designed specifically for space invaders. Very cool  :thumb:

Thanks homeslice, I know alas, gval'cha, and ai03 have also made projects for them. I'm by no means the first.

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 19 August 2021, 23:09:48 »
Woah... this might be the first case I've seen designed specifically for space invaders. Very cool  :thumb:

Thanks homeslice, I know alas, gval'cha, and ai03 have also made projects for them. I'm by no means the first.

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Re: [IC] SI40 | 40% for Space Invaders
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 20 August 2021, 23:51:33 »
Can mine be cum colored??