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[IC] Liberi | GB Start 22 July 2022
« on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 13:37:03 »
henlo fellow kibort fren

Liberi

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About


    Hi, I'm $W4GK!NG, it has been over 2 years since I started this hobby, this is my first keyboard project.
    I saw a Kmac Mini, I instantly fell in love, so I made this board, the naming sake and color choices are some weeb **** no one probably cares about.


Latest Update

     GB Date has been confirmed, Liberi GB will be running starting from July 22nd 2022 to August 5th 2022
   
     There will be 4 vendors avail
        - Ashkeeb (covers the NA area)
        - KEYGEM (covers EU and UK)
        - HexKeyboard (covers SEA and Asia in general)
        - Acid & Co (covers Indonesia)

    Price per keyboard will be $545.00CA / €500.00 (incl. 19% VAT) / $589SG / 6,299,00Rp respectively with 100MOQ


Specification


    - Material: 6063 Aluminium and Brass Weight
    - Color: Anodized Blue or Grey with Coated Sand Blasted Weight
    - Plate: Sandblasted Polycarbonate with MX Cutout (Alps plate will be available later)
    - PCB: Solder only with Alps support using an ai03's daughterboard
    - Typing angle: 6°
    - Width: 358mm
    - Front Height: 22mm adjusted
    - Weight: 1664g unbuilt
    - Mounting: Top mount
    - Layout: Refer to the picture below

   
   
   


Colors


     

    The 2 colors are RAL 5000 and RAL 7011.
    As mentioned before, the color choices were based on some weeb stuff, I'm not gonna bore yall with that


Prototype & Iteration


    Prototype Album

    I don't have the means to get another prototype in a different color at the time so you will have to forgive me on that, but anyway, this blue prototype was built in the most basic of all layouts.

   

    I typed on that for a month and I don't like how muted the spacebar was so I decided to add some acoustic cut on the spacebar area both on my prototype and the model.

   
   

    And I ended up in-filling the front engraving with acrylic paint.

   

    For the actual run, there is some amount of change compared to the prototype unit, the case wall size has been reduced and the wall that separated the xt column has been thickened a little, I also added a chamfer all around the bottom case and the seam, and also the plate height from plate to top case is increased from 7.5mm to 7.8mm so that keycaps other than GMK will not float.

       

    Anyway here's a sound test of the first build of the prototype unit, without the spacebar cut yet.

   


Pricing, Availability & Vendors


    Ideally, I would love this to be around $450US + Shipping at around 100 MOQ + a few FNF units, Time frame is probably Q2 Q3 2022, still have to finalize the stuff about vendors. Reminder that with more vendors and higher interest, I might be able to run this with a higher MOQ and that will definitely lower the price.
    Price per keyboard will be $545.00CA / €500.00 (incl. 19% VAT) / $589SG / 6,299,00Rp respectively with 100MOQ

    Confirmed Vendors

        -Hex.Keyboard (SEA)
        -Ashkeeb (NA)
        -Acid & Co. (ID)
        -KEYGEM (EU)


Special Thanks


    Bachoo - Literally everything, from teaching me the design basic to CAD and ****, thank you :peepolove:
    CrazyAssMonkey - Thank you for answering all my dumb Fusion question
    Bababaul - Thank you for the feedback and all the info that I probably would never have if it weren't for you
    Founder role on my discord - Thank you for supporting me all this time, thank you



Update Log


    5 Feb 22 - Posted the IC
    6 Feb 22 - Added Change Log and more entry under prototype section
    6 Feb 22 - Added Exploded View image
    9 Feb 22 - Ashkeeb and Acid & Co. came on board!!
    10 Feb 22 - KEYGEM Joined in :salute:
    3 Feb 22 - Second prototype has been ordered
    17 Jul 22 - GB Date has been annouced


    You can also add this project to your signature to help spread the word :salute:
   
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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 13:37:24 »
Reserved

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 13:37:35 »
I like this keyboard, I like this person, I like this vendor, I do not have money.

edit: you are a weeb
« Last Edit: Sat, 05 February 2022, 13:44:14 by Juan. »
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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 13:41:49 »
weeb kebort by a big weeb, nice :thumb:
best of luck with the IC
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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 13:43:20 »
this is almost certainly a keyboard

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 13:45:09 »
Weebs gonna weeb, but this is too good to pass
GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 13:45:15 »
Very nice. GLWIC

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 13:49:28 »
I love top mount and I love this board.
However you need to improve your spanning it was the saddest sound that my ears have ever experienced

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 13:50:53 »
I love top mount and I love this board.
However you need to improve your spanning it was the saddest sound that my ears have ever experienced

I legit cant snap :giggle:

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 13:51:33 »
Nice one Swag. GLWIC

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 13:51:50 »
Liberi so fresh

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 13:51:57 »
Looking forward to it swag  :cool:

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 13:53:26 »
I personally think 450 is a lot of money to not make a new proto with the changes you made but it shouldn’t be the end of the world. You could even do a private proto run. Glwic. 100 units shouldn’t be so bad
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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 13:54:18 »
Looking good cutie
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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 13:57:42 »
pricing almost as bad as crin and fr to that guy that was talking about a tofu65.
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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 13:59:54 »
pricing almost as bad as crin and fr to that guy that was talking about a tofu65.
who are you talking about
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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 13:59:59 »
I personally think 450 is a lot of money to not make a new proto with the changes you made but it shouldn’t be the end of the world. You could even do a private proto run. Glwic. 100 units shouldn’t be so bad

I was originally planning a private buy before doing a public run, sadly a payment problem was discovered and I can't run a private buy on my own, and all the change was a cosmetic too

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 14:07:30 »
gg this is sexy  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 14:08:33 »
pricing almost as bad as crin and fr to that guy that was talking about a tofu65.

exactly. the crin had a brass through-weight too

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 14:27:30 »
boggies

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 14:30:44 »
I personally think 450 is a lot of money to not make a new proto with the changes you made but it shouldn’t be the end of the world. You could even do a private proto run. Glwic. 100 units shouldn’t be so bad

I was originally planning a private buy before doing a public run, sadly a payment problem was discovered and I can't run a private buy on my own, and all the change was a cosmetic too

Yea there's an age requirement for bank accounts
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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 14:54:20 »
Has continued talking in third person

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 15:15:39 »
nice
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« Reply #23 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 15:16:58 »
also buddy...
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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 16:17:17 »
As an Arknights ****ter as well, I support this keyboard.

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« Reply #25 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 17:28:13 »
Naise  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 18:02:27 »
this is beri swag

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« Reply #27 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 18:32:20 »
I like it.


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[IC] Liberi
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 18:38:34 »
this is neat. very cool.
P.S. I also agree with the comment above, I think 450 is a tad bit high. And if you’re getting vendors for this, I think you can get a higher MOQ like 250. I don’t know much about these stuffs, so don’t take my words seriously. seeing that weight with that price, i changed my mind. price is nice. but still if you have vendors i think you can get a higher moq, thus lower price.
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« Reply #29 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 19:20:09 »
gotta love the classics

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 19:43:10 »
daughterboard? 65xt? option to go without engraving? i'm interested
is the font for the katakana engraving on theme with the underlying weeb theme, or were other fonts considered?
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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 20:59:40 »
swag this is very swag of you  :D

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 22:16:02 »
daughterboard? 65xt? option to go without engraving? i'm interested
is the font for the katakana engraving on theme with the underlying weeb theme, or were other fonts considered?

the font picked for the front engraving was picked for the curves and cuteness(?), I went through a couple of fonts and ended up using this one, the other candidate was either too serious looking or too extravaganza

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 05 February 2022, 22:53:33 »
pricing almost as bad as crin and fr to that guy that was talking about a tofu65.

exactly. the crin had a brass through-weight too
You sure?

Anyway pricing seems fine to me. Frog (Kmac) Mini looks nice.


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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 06 February 2022, 00:17:29 »
Are you making a weeb copycat?

Jokes aside this is cool. GLWIC!
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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 06 February 2022, 00:23:01 »
good stuff mr $W4GK!NG

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« Reply #36 on: Sun, 06 February 2022, 00:28:46 »
Looking good! Can you show more pictures of the internals? How big is the brass weight internally, the mounting points?
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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 06 February 2022, 01:03:31 »
Looking good! Can you show more pictures of the internals? How big is the brass weight internally, the mounting points?

my bad, I've added an exploded view, that should be enough to cover both internal and mounting point, anyway thank you for pointing that out

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 06 February 2022, 01:11:02 »
pretty neat, glwic :D

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« Reply #39 on: Sun, 06 February 2022, 04:30:22 »
Niceone Glwic!

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 06 February 2022, 05:43:50 »
The keyboard got swag, GLWIC!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 06 February 2022, 06:28:01 »
GJ sir.

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« Reply #42 on: Sun, 06 February 2022, 06:39:47 »
yes
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« Reply #43 on: Sun, 06 February 2022, 09:14:01 »
I would highly suggest running another prototype with the changes made.

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« Reply #44 on: Mon, 07 February 2022, 01:52:38 »
liberi so lit
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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 07 February 2022, 12:27:52 »
looks so good. ne silver or wkl avail
probably gonna consider either way

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« Reply #46 on: Mon, 07 February 2022, 15:59:29 »
i want to hear the weeb ****, it wont bore me  ;D
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« Reply #47 on: Mon, 07 February 2022, 19:36:50 »
looks so good. ne silver or wkl avail
probably gonna consider either way

Sorry but the color is locked to this because of the theme and I want to stick to it

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 08 February 2022, 05:13:45 »
i nut

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Re: [IC] Liberi
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 08 February 2022, 05:35:01 »
weeb 65xt with koala-esque sides. needn't say more.
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