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Offline Rogers

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[IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« on: Wed, 03 August 2022, 02:00:29 »
  - WaveFRL -
   A Wave Themed FRL   


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

- Hello!!! This is an Interest Check for a passion project I've been working on for some time now. It's an F-Rowless TKL, that features a tadpole-mounted design, with subtle curves and a large brass weight that coalesces itself into the main form, engraved with a Traditional Great Wave. -

Why the wave?

- The wave engraving was added after the side profile design was constructed, as it suited the design language of the curves and edges. I also wanted to include The Great Wave off Kanagawa as I believe It's a timeless artwork that has solidified itself in history as a traditional and core piece of Japanese Culture. -


If you'd like to keep up to date with any changes made to the design, feel free to join my Discord!


If you have the time to fill out my IC Form, it would help me develop a design better suited to those interested!


TECHNICAL DETAILS:
- 6063 Aluminium -
- Sandblasted Brass Weight -
- 7 degree Typing Angle -
- Tadpole Mount -
- 18-22mm Front Height (Cherry Lip)  -
- Seamless -
- Stabiliser Removal Cut outs -
- JelsKB PCB -
- The Fly Daughter Board by ToastyStoemp -
- 2.6kg / 5.7Pounds unbuilt -


PCB Specifications/Layout:
- 1.6mm Fr4 -
- QMK, Via Compatible -
- Kailh Hotswap/Solder -
- Option for WK/WKL -


Group Buy Info
- Estimated Pricing: TBD -
- GB Date: TBD -
- GB Lead Time: TBD -
- Vendor: TBD -
- GB Colours: TBD -


Kit Contents
- Top Case -
- Bottom Case -
- Brass Weight -
- Aluminium Plate -
- Baby Blue Solder PCB -
- Fly Daughter Board & JST Cable -
- 4x Black/Grey Square Geon Feet -
- 10x 50A/80A Tadpoles -



Streamers/Content Creators:
- DATES AND TIMES TO BE DECIDED -









R1-R2 Changelog
- Altered Handholds -
- Added Cherrylip Fillet -
- Altered Cherrylip Depth -
- Changed To Geon Square Bumpons -
- Changed Interal Weight Size and Engraving -
- Added Fly DaughterBoard -
- Flipped Back Weight Engraving -

To Do List/Timeline:
- Gather Feedback -
- Order Pcb's (Hotswap, Layout Support, Baby Blue colour test) -
- Request Quote for GB Accurate Pricing  -
- Test and Revise R2 Proto -



Special Thanks:
- CAZ, for putting up with my unending bombardment of questions on design and manu procedures  -
- SUGAR, for convincing me to get a start on my design again, and for anchoring every apex game ;) -
- AVO, for the sheer amount of time spent explaining why some of my design processes were dumb as well as proofing my initial proto file (yw for the bean W's) -
- JELS, for throwing me some last minute PCB's and assisting regarding PCB/Plate manu -
- ANT, for the use of his warehouse, desoldering gun and random free stuff you always give me  -
- RORY, for some of if not the best renders of a keyboard (enjoy the rum homie)  -
- SwitchKeys Team, for being brutally honest about how trash my first design was -
- GEON, for allowing designers to use his tadpoles and bumpons -

Sound Test:

- R2 Prototype -

- R1 Prototype -



Prototype Images:

- R2 Prototype -


- R1 Prototype -



Renders:


- Thankyou for taking the time to read through my IC, any and all feedback is appreciated - Rogers <3  -


EDIT LOG

- 08/08/2022 -

- Added Prototype ChangeLog -
- Altered IC Images -
- Changed Streamer List -

- 13/09/22 -

- Added R2 Prototype Images -
- Added R2 Prototype Sound Test -


« Last Edit: Tue, 13 September 2022, 21:54:32 by Rogers »

Offline nonuser

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Re: [IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 03 August 2022, 02:03:04 »
reserved  for updates

Offline Riizmaa

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Re: [IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 03 August 2022, 02:03:29 »
reserved

Offline 0ldMate

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Re: [IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 03 August 2022, 02:03:50 »
Great colour choice!

Offline DirtyGingy

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Re: [IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 03 August 2022, 02:27:25 »
Seems interesting, but that sound test. Where is the sound? Is that just sort of what tadpole mount does across the board?

Offline customKBD

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Re: [IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 03 August 2022, 02:46:52 »
Good luck rogers, i'm sure you'll kill it.

Offline Zestrion

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Re: [IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 03 August 2022, 02:55:11 »
this is a keyboard, good work

Offline HYP3RION

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Re: [IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 03 August 2022, 12:46:16 »
Looks great! Been wanting to try an FRLTKL for a while now and this one just might be it.

Offline treeleaf64

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Re: [IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 03 August 2022, 13:03:34 »
I dedicate this one for my people from Uptown and Everywhere!!
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Offline chat and team

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Re: [IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 03 August 2022, 17:42:24 »
Not much to say
Looks good depending on the price range
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Offline Nuap

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Re: [IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 03 August 2022, 19:58:38 »
Nice looking board

Offline vincesatsong

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Re: [IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 03 August 2022, 20:38:46 »
It looks nice and sounds good too. Only 1 suggestion (because of my preference), the center USB is a must... again...just my preference.

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Offline shendoo

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Re: [IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 03 August 2022, 20:46:24 »
That sound test needs... sound. Unsure if it's because the keeb is muted or bad mic. Otherwise, looks great!

Offline SzGeri

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Re: [IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 04 August 2022, 09:47:39 »
That sound test needs... sound. Unsure if it's because the keeb is muted or bad mic. Otherwise, looks great!

According to youtube, it's mastered at -36dB which is very quiet. The loudest clicky switches would sound quiet at that level too. If you boost it, you can kinda make out the sound of the board and I wouldn't describe it as muted at all.

Offline peacdesign

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Re: [IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 04 August 2022, 17:07:21 »
Love the board (particularly the blue), chonky boi and great typing experience!

Offline cloudburst

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Re: [IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 19 August 2022, 19:29:40 »
Beautiful looking board and that navy blue is stunning

Offline infinitum

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Re: [IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 19 August 2022, 22:05:11 »
looks fire. hope price is good


Offline Rogers

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Re: [IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 07:00:56 »
R2 PROTOTYPE UPDATE

Hi all! I received my Round 2 prototype today, and I'm very happy with how the changes turned out!

I'm writing a more detailed analysis of the changes made, but in the time being please feel free to check out the sound test and images

Please join my discord to stay up to date with any changes made, as well as some other designs I'm currently working on <3

Offline Rogers

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Re: [IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 19:03:41 »
Pack it up boys, we're done here, Geon approved

Offline synthtastic

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[IC] WaveFRL - A Wave Themed FRLTKL
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 13 September 2022, 20:10:28 »
Very damn clean. Love the side profile and weight. GLWIC!!! I might just bite on this one myself.

WKL is the ultimate form here.
« Last Edit: Tue, 13 September 2022, 20:33:16 by synthtastic »
Expensive plastic makes me sigh.