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[GB] uwu30 | a cute, wireless, premium keyboard
« on: Mon, 17 April 2023, 10:07:36 »
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uwu30 is my personally preferred 30% keyboard layout, in an adorable neko frame. This keyboard is the perfect combination of cuteness and functionality, with an easy-to-kit layout and wireless connectivity for ultimate convenience.



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price: $299 during the first week, $345 after that (cerakoted) or $289 during the first week, $325 after that (raw)
format: FCFS (unlimited)
date: April 17, 2023 - May 15, 2023
colors: Pink, Teal, and Lavender cerakoted cases with Stormtrooper White cerakoted weights by P3DStore. Raw aluminum is also being offered for those that want a custom finish.
estimated shipping timeline: September - October 2023


board info
mount: tadpole PCB mount
material: 6061 aluminum for both cases and weights
connectivity: bluetooth or USB-C
wireless module: nRF52840
firmware: ZMK
switches: MX only
case: seamless/screwless two-piece + weight design
efh: 20mm
angle: 4 degrees
feet: P3DStore silicone feet
pcb: pink FR4, solder-only
layout: WKL or HHKB


kit includes
case top, bottom, and weight
pcb
1.6mm white POM plate
4.75mm opaque white PP
battery (unless your country disallows battery imports)
cable for battery
6x 60A and 6x 80A tadpoles
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be sure to check out GMK Purple UWU as well!

thanks
liv for helping bring this design to life
alas for agreeing to vendor this project
jake for koting, feet, pics, and plates
kokaloo for pics
dazon for the last minute render
OCM for the amazing logo as always
keebnewb and nainaigogo for agreeing to do build streams (coming soon!)



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Re: [GB] uwu30 | a cute, wireless, premium keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 17 April 2023, 10:46:24 »
Approved :thumb: This is so cute, GLWB!

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Re: [GB] uwu30 | a cute, wireless, premium keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 17 April 2023, 10:50:00 »
uwu is love, uwu is life!  :p

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Re: [GB] uwu30 | a cute, wireless, premium keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 17 April 2023, 10:52:52 »
Absolutely wonderful work. Such a cute ZMK board. What module are you using exactly?

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Re: [GB] uwu30 | a cute, wireless, premium keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 17 April 2023, 11:02:58 »
What battery and cable do I need to buy (as someone not from USA)?

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Re: [GB] uwu30 | a cute, wireless, premium keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 17 April 2023, 11:18:41 »
What battery and cable do I need to buy (as someone not from USA)?

It's the 110mAh Battery typically recommended/sold for nice!nano builds e.g. this

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Re: [GB] uwu30 | a cute, wireless, premium keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 17 April 2023, 11:19:43 »
Absolutely wonderful work. Such a cute ZMK board. What module are you using exactly?
Thanks!!! This is the module.

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Re: [GB] uwu30 | a cute, wireless, premium keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 18 April 2023, 15:25:06 »
Some new pics courtesy of Kokaloo!



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Re: [GB] uwu30 | a cute, wireless, premium keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 19 April 2023, 17:44:04 »
Very cute board  :cool:

Maybe hide a rawr nuzzles somewhere in the case (joke joke)

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Re: [GB] uwu30 | a cute, wireless, premium keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 04 June 2023, 20:55:04 »
GB has closed! Thank you all for your support!
I will post updates as I have them.

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Re: [GB] uwu30 | a cute, wireless, premium keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 12 October 2023, 18:49:55 »
Update 10/12/23

TL;DR
uwu30 fulfillment is delayed 1-2 months due to having to change cerakoters last-minute, but otherwise is fully in progress for delivery this year.
Serendipity in-stock is indefinitely postponed as the funds set aside for it had to be used to move uwu30 cerakoting.

The Longer Version
Back in July, we (CBKBD and myself) made the decision to skip anodizing uwu30 boards so that we could get them to P3DStore as quickly as possible for cerakoting. Despite them arriving at P3D that month, they sat untouched for months. In late September, Jake from P3D messaged me that he no longer had time to cerakote uwu30. By his own admission, this was his own fault for procrastinating long-standing and paid-for group buy Cerakote orders in favor of new storefront orders.

Because we had collaborated so much in the past, uwu30 cerakote had been offered at a significantly lower price when negotiated back in March/April. This cost was baked into the price of uwu30. For many reasons, the little board is expensive to manufacture and was run on virtually no margins. One of the challenges in finding a new cerakoting service for uwu30 is the very custom mixes that we developed for this board. Given how much of the advertising for uwu30 centered around the colors, it felt unfair to customers to go with just any cerakote shop at the cost of losing our unique colors.

Space worked with me to get as close as possible to the originally advertised colors while having consistently great quality. After getting a refund from P3DStore and getting the boards shipped to CBKBD, I utilized the fund set aside for in-stock Serendipity orders to ship the boards to Space Cables and pay for the new cerakoting. Space has been absolutely wonderful to work with and I think uwu30 buyers will have some fantastic-looking boards coming out of this.

I would not have mentioned the cost aspect at all here, but I felt that I needed to explain why Serendipity in-stock buy is so heavily delayed. Between this, moving, and multiple upcoming surgeries I simply do not have the funds on hand to make that happen in 2023.

The current status of uwu30 right now is that the raw boards will arrive tomorrow at Space Cables, with a projected cerakote completion estimate of early November. These will then be shipped back to CBKBD, packed, and shipped to customers. PCBs are currently in manufacturing, and all other components are ready to ship.

My apologies for the delays in these boards' fulfillment, I hope to see them in everyone's hands soon!

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Re: [GB] uwu30 | a cute, wireless, premium keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 12 October 2023, 18:58:22 »
i'm grateful for your transparency with the situation. hopefully the little cat boards arrive safely and smoothly now!

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Re: [GB] uwu30 | a cute, wireless, premium keyboard
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Re: [GB] uwu30 | a cute, wireless, premium keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 12 October 2023, 23:16:23 »
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As eloquent as it is accurate.

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Re: [GB] uwu30 | a cute, wireless, premium keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 11 January 2024, 16:14:48 »
Update 01/11/24
Everything should be ready to go early next week, with shipping starting later next week!
If you have support questions or need to update your shipping address please contact CBKBD through their contact page.

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Re: [GB] uwu30 | a cute, wireless, premium keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 30 March 2024, 12:55:21 »
Hey everyone!

Unfortunately, a pretty major PCB issue escaped our prototyping and QC processes. They can't charge batteries. It seems not to affect all PCBs, but it's impossible to tell without individual testing.
As a result, we're getting a replacement PCB designed (with more standard parts) and manufactured immediately. They'll be shipped to each customer at no additional cost! We'll share an ETA and further information as soon as we get it.

We're very sorry about this and are working our hardest to get these fixed boards in your hands as soon as possible.