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Offline westfoxtrot

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[IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 08:59:48 »
Group buy thread

IC locked for group buy launch - please see link above

Hello all,

Welcome to round 4 of the cypher, an F-row less compact 1800 keyboard.


Photo credit: S3LQ

Key specs
  • 6 typing angle
  • Top Mount
  • Sub 17mm height
  • lightweight (~1.25kg built)

Changes since previous runs:
  • Additional ESD protection methods on PCB
  • Internals modified to prevent screw in stabiliser ticking
  • feet changed from bumpons to flat wider rubber feet
  • minor internal changes to ease machining

Previous run PCBs/Plates will be compatible (excluding round 1 mini USB PCBs)

Group Buy Details
  • Pricing: $335
  • Date: 19th August - 9th September 2022 (end date TBC)
  • Format: Limited group buy (Overall limit is set way past expected sales)
  • Shipping: approx 8-10 months after buy close

Options
  • Colours: Black, E-White, Burgundy, Forest Green, Pastel Purple (Colour images)
  • Plates: Polycarbonate, aluminium (colours as above), carbon fibre, FR4, ANSI or ISO
  • The board will ship with a hard case
  • Additional plates, and PCBs

Vendors
Here is a list of the retailers with their respective prices and regions. Anything not completed will be updated ASAP

RegionRetailer & LinkRegional priceNotes
USACannon Keys$335
Europemykeyboard.euTBD
UKKeebCatsTBD
SingaporeiLumKBTBD
IndonesiapluskbTBDDiscord only

Plate files are available on GitHub

If you have any questions or comments about the case/pcb/buy etc. please ask here or by any of these contact methods: Reddit, Geekhack, email, discord.
I am most available on discord but will try to get back to you in a reasonable timeframe any way you reach out.

Thank you for your time

Max


Thanks to:
Upas for their help getting this one moving
Necromanx for all his support with this design
All previous buyers of this board for their feedback
You for reading this far

FAQ
KLE?
http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/gists/0e8d4957e77f3179aa09bd6e195f7afa

Changelog:
12/08: added pluskb, added start date and approx end date, added additional plate materials, added finalised price
« Last Edit: Thu, 18 August 2022, 09:04:13 by westfoxtrot »

Offline upas

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 09:12:32 »
Super excited for R4!

Offline LaserCrafter

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 09:15:45 »
f*cking hot
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Offline B_D

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 09:18:02 »
Hell yes!! I missed out on r3 so I will definitely try to pick up one.
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Offline paulgali

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 09:18:37 »
Round 3 was fun, gonna miss that beige brown :D no cf plate this time?

Offline IBMweMissU

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 09:21:35 »
Such a nice board ! Yes, yes, yes.
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Offline Darth_Austin

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 09:39:45 »
YESSSS! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Offline eyedrop

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 09:49:28 »
You know a board is well loved when there is a round 4.  GLWGB, westfoxtrot.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 09:57:44 »
i love you max. cypher so lit.

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 10:02:09 »
count me in sir

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 10:11:31 »
cypher is one of my favorite keyboards i own

excited about the new colors. great choices.

glad to see carbon fiber plate gone. pc has been my favorite plate on my cypher (built with pc, brass, and cf).  consider fr4 in true CK fashion, please!

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Offline westfoxtrot

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 10:39:48 »
You know a board is well loved when there is a round 4.  GLWGB, westfoxtrot.  :thumb:

Can't believe people are still after it tbh!  :eek:

Round 3 was fun, gonna miss that beige brown :D no cf plate this time?

Decided not this time - most people's feedback has been that CF and Alu are pretty similar in terms of feel (on this board) and thought that it would be more interesting to have the variety of colours also in the plate

cypher is one of my favorite keyboards i own

excited about the new colors. great choices.

glad to see carbon fiber plate gone. pc has been my favorite plate on my cypher (built with pc, brass, and cf).  consider fr4 in true CK fashion, please!

<3

Thank you! I have an FR-4 plate in my personal cypher, we'll see about adding though no promises

Offline sagarsiddhpura

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 11:30:43 »
Please add Deskhero as canadian vendor

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 12:13:39 »
Those are some pretty nice changes for this round.   :thumb:

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 12:31:27 »
nais

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 12:41:29 »
cable car is my favorite designer

Offline clik_clak

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 13:20:32 »
I hope the additional ESD protections work this time. I fried one of my R3 pcb's and stopped using the board all-together after I shocked the replacement hard enough that it required an unplug and re-plug for it to work again...Was afraid that one was toast, too.

Absolutely gorgeous board and will definitely be trying to grab an R4 again for a work board.

Offline boyjun

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 14:03:31 »
Nice! looking forward to it

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 17:10:48 »
can't figure out which color to get now haha. looks great max

Offline chive_

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 23 July 2022, 20:14:36 »
Been waiting for this one for a while! Glad to see it coming back. I'm in for one.

Offline juniper37559

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 24 July 2022, 00:15:36 »
Can previous rounds buyers be allowed to only purchase pcb and plates?

Offline Miroki200

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 24 July 2022, 10:42:29 »
Would of loved  to see the beige brown on this round

Offline westfoxtrot

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 24 July 2022, 15:50:40 »
Can previous rounds buyers be allowed to only purchase pcb and plates?

Trying to make that a possibility - will confirm ASAP

I hope the additional ESD protections work this time. I fried one of my R3 pcb's and stopped using the board all-together after I shocked the replacement hard enough that it required an unplug and re-plug for it to work again...Was afraid that one was toast, too.

Absolutely gorgeous board and will definitely be trying to grab an R4 again for a work board.

If you are left with an unusable board can you please reach out to me so I can see if we can get that resolved?

Would of loved  to see the beige brown on this round

I feel like this colour was not that popular despite being my favourite from the last round

Offline atkins

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 25 July 2022, 06:40:02 »
What will be the limit?

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 25 July 2022, 13:09:23 »
amazing board, cant wait for gb!


Offline lach64

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 25 July 2022, 21:04:33 »
ne aussie vendor avail?

Offline srioz

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 26 July 2022, 07:49:52 »
Can previous rounds buyers be allowed to only purchase pcb and plates?

Trying to make that a possibility - will confirm ASAP


That would be awesome!

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 27 July 2022, 12:25:18 »
Can you add a KLE that shows all supported layout?
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Offline Robert.Lussier5

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 27 July 2022, 13:12:57 »
Would be nice to know the limit per vendor.
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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 27 July 2022, 13:15:17 »
Any updates on EU pricing?

Offline westfoxtrot

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 27 July 2022, 16:21:59 »
Would be nice to know the limit per vendor.

Still working on it. As soon as I have the information I will update it here

Any updates on EU pricing?

Still being finalised but should be USD price in EUR + VAT

Can you add a KLE that shows all supported layout?

Added to the first post

ne aussie vendor avail?

Not this time - sorry to disappoint!

What will be the limit?

Still being worked out and finalised



Offline vodanhdaisu

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 29 July 2022, 10:07:18 »
I'm a very fan of 1800 and 980 keyboard. This project is definitely the one I have to put to my collections

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 29 July 2022, 11:13:35 »
cypher so lit

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 29 July 2022, 14:18:40 »
Definitely in for this round

Offline Fuku

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 30 July 2022, 08:48:22 »
Oh man, this looks great. Keen for a GB round

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 30 July 2022, 13:20:40 »
cypher so good

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 01 August 2022, 14:18:34 »
100% in for pastel purple

Offline busytimmy

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #37 on: Mon, 08 August 2022, 03:10:49 »
Cypher is a very nice rectangle. R4 looks great  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 09 August 2022, 12:15:24 »
An option for FR4 plates would be nice.

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 10 August 2022, 09:59:44 »
I second that.
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Offline westfoxtrot

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Re: [IC] cypher f-row less compact 1800 round 4
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 12 August 2022, 13:55:12 »
Updated first post
- added dates (19th Aug start)
- added FR4 and CF plate materials
- added pluskb vendor
- added final retail price

Group Buy thread incoming
« Last Edit: Fri, 12 August 2022, 13:57:59 by westfoxtrot »