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Offline Rik.caffeinated

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[GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« on: Fri, 09 September 2022, 13:54:53 »
Rikia
Designed by Caffeinated Studio




IC CONTENTS

1.DETAILS
2.CURRENT STATUS
3.GALLERY
4.FAQ
5.SPECIAL THANKS
6.UPDATES


Here are links to my IG and Discord so you can follow the project and track updates.
1. DETAILS
Hello I'm Rik - here is the Rikia. Rikia is an Alice style (compatible with existing USB-C Alice PCBs and plates) board designed at the request of a good friend to soothe the pain from a certain failed groupbuy he bought into. The board is top mount and consists of a PC top with either copper or aluminum bottom.

Copper (and all metal) prices have risen exorbitantly in the past two years. I designed this board as an homage to the Alice based on the preferences of a friend expecting to pay insane prices for his own vision. It was not designed to be produced efficiently or economically.

Kneedeep will be doing 10 one-off custom patina editions! They will be raffled during the normal GB raffle and you'll have the option to enter for a knee edition ONLY, standard only or both.


2. CURRENT STATUS

I've ordered and shipped 17 of these. I am 100% confident in the design and board. Knee and Aerysten both have sound tests and I have a few more coming before the GB date so you have lots of info to decide if this is for you!




3. GALLERY

Build log by Aerysten! https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1581351161


























4. FAQ 

What's included?
Top and Bottom Case: Copper or Alu Bottom with PC tops (Aluminum top TBD)
Plate: One Plate (Aluminum, Copper, Carbon Fiber, Brass, POM, FR4)
PCB: Mechlovin Alice USB-C
Wrist Rest: PC and copper or aluminum weighted matching wrist rest


Pricing:

100 Units across all configs - Price includes plate/PCB/Carrying Case!
As mentioned before if there is somehow overwhelming demand there will be a significant price break especially on the copper units. Koi raffle will go live 9/23 and be open for 48h

Alu Top/Alu Bottom - $500
PC Top/Alu Bottom - $540
Alu Top/Brass Bottom - $675
Alu Top/Copper Bottom -  $1150
PC Top/Copper Bottom - $1200





Timeline:

Split BS Support? Yes!

Hotswap? Yes!

VIA? Yes! And QMK of course.





5. SPECIAL THANKS


Obby for igniting the desire to design this and funding the entire prototype himself. This board wouldn’t exist without you!
Kneedeep for offering to help with patina!

« Last Edit: Fri, 09 September 2022, 18:34:38 by Rik.caffeinated »

Offline dangboy

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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 09 September 2022, 16:33:40 »
holee **** I want that pc/copper. Lemme figure out which kidney I can live without

Offline MSA_Vision

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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 09 September 2022, 16:46:25 »
GLWGB!
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Offline nostr

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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 09 September 2022, 16:54:05 »
Are the kneedeep treated keyboards going to be the same price as the regular PC+copper?
« Last Edit: Fri, 09 September 2022, 17:35:24 by nostr »

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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 09 September 2022, 18:26:14 »
:p  :thumb:

Offline Rik.caffeinated

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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 09 September 2022, 18:37:22 »
:p  :thumb:
They will cost a bit more depending on whether you'd like the bottom or top or both done by knee!

Gotta pay the man for his efforts - I really appreciate him coming out of semi retirement and providing his awesome skills for this.

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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 09 September 2022, 20:41:48 »
lol no
geekhack mods constantly break tos and refuse to read
Chinese overlords won

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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 10 September 2022, 17:36:53 »
including the matching wrist rest is an elite move
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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 10 September 2022, 18:14:33 »
I would like to know if a scif is involved in any capacity

Offline Rik.caffeinated

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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 10 September 2022, 19:08:35 »
I would like to know if a scif is involved in any capacity
If there was I wouldn't be able to confirm it

That being said - I can't confirm or deny the involvement of a SCIF

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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 10 September 2022, 22:19:13 »
Does it have a custom PCB with daughter board?

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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 11 September 2022, 00:14:13 »
people are having PTSD with this name and this layout and this material

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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 11 September 2022, 02:55:10 »
i got Vietnam flashbacks when i opened this thread. personally, i would have liked PC top and brass bottom due to the price of copper.

good luck with the group buy. hopefully everything turns out well. if this actually ships and it turns out ok, i'll try to pick one up second hand. no more GBs for me :(
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Offline Rik.caffeinated

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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 11 September 2022, 11:52:26 »
i got Vietnam flashbacks when i opened this thread. personally, i would have liked PC top and brass bottom due to the price of copper.

good luck with the group buy. hopefully everything turns out well. if this actually ships and it turns out ok, i'll try to pick one up second hand. no more GBs for me :(
You can definitely pick PC top and brass bottom I just didn't price out every single combination when I did pricing. It will be slightly more than the alu top but it's definitely available.


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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 11 September 2022, 13:40:53 »
i'll trade you my rukia spot for one
alice | jane v2

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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 11 September 2022, 14:13:35 »
There is one scif involved, don’t worry I can leak from it. Here’s some samples from collab testing.
https://imgur.com/a/SplSmlP
« Last Edit: Sun, 11 September 2022, 14:16:16 by KneeDeep »

Offline Rik.caffeinated

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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 11 September 2022, 16:32:00 »
i'll trade you my rukia spot for one
Send me your receipt and I'll give you $50 off
« Last Edit: Sun, 11 September 2022, 20:18:05 by Rik.caffeinated »

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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 12 September 2022, 17:04:01 »
i'll trade you my rukia spot for one
Send me your receipt and I'll give you $50 off
First of all, how dare you. Second, can you run me my $50 after I sold my spot and bought it back cause it clearly wasn’t going to deliver.

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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 15 September 2022, 16:30:54 »
please exit scam this. keep up with tradition.

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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 15 September 2022, 23:27:20 »
please exit scam this. keep up with tradition.

Do it for the lore.

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Re: [GB] Rikia | Copper and PC Alice Style Board
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 27 September 2022, 09:25:40 »
where do the bumpons go? just curious realized I didn't see any