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Offline doctorboy

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[GB] ClackX Alpha - a 65% acrylic-based keyboard (GB ended)
« on: Thu, 27 July 2023, 11:29:00 »

ClackX Alpha
A 65% acrylic-based keyboard




IC Geekhack Page
ClackX Alpha Group Buy Page
Add-ons Page



0. Contents
  • GB DETAILS
  • KIT INFORMATION
  • PHOTOS
  • GEEK AREA - SPECS
  • INFORMATION



1. Group Buy Details

  • GB window open on July 29th 00h GMT+1
  • GB ends on August 31st 23h59 GMT+1
  • ETA is around 2 months after GB closing
  • Vendor: ClackX store (myself, EU based)
  • MOQ: 10 units
  • Maximum number of units: ~30
  • Base Kit Cost: 230 + VAT



2. Kit Information

  • Stacked Acrylic Case
  • Universal FR4 plate supporting all compatible layouts
  • Universal hot-swap PCB with multi-layout support
  • Unified USB-C Daughterboard C3 version and JST cable
  • Two rotary encoders and respective knobs from Kilo International
  • Oled Display
  • A user-choice for the feet: custom acrylic feet or cone feet
  • A user-choice set of screws

Add-ons Services
All prices are without VAT.
  • Build Service (Oled and Encoders) (+7.5)

Add-ons available
All prices are without VAT.
  • 1x Solderable PCB (+45)
  • 1x Hotswap PCB (+50)
  • 1x Universal plate (+15)
  • 2x Knobs(+28)
  • 2x Rotary Encoders (+3)
  • 1x Top Acrylic Layers (if you want to have one more top)(+25)
  • 1x Unified Daughterboard (+10)
  • 1x Oled Display (+3)
  • 1x Cone Feets (+12)
  • 1x Acrylic Feets (+20)
  • 1x Set of Screws
  • 72x Switches (Black Jwicks) (+18)



3. Photos
I apologise in advance if the quality of the photos is not the best.

Prototypes












4. Geek Area - Specs

  • 65% layout with exploded arrow keys
  • Stacked acrylic case with acrylic feet targeting approx. a 6 typing angle
  • Option to use Cone Feet
  • Leafspring sandwich mount
  • Universal FR4 plate supporting all layouts
  • Universal hot-swap PCB with multi-layout support, including ANSI, ISO, and split spacebar
  • Unified USB-C Daughterboard C3 Series and JST cable (PCB support C4 connector as well)
  • Two rotary encoders (click feedback)
  • Two high-quality Knobs from Kilo International
  • 0.96 inch Oled Display
  • Underglow RGB
  • Three different options for screws
    • Anodised aluminium screws, washers, and standoffs
    • Black steel screws and standoffs
    • Rainbow colour titanium screws and standoffs
  • Support of QMK/VIA/VIAL
  • Weight (fully built): 800g (acrylic feet) / 850g (cone feet)
  • Height: 20.6mm (7 acrylic layers + 1 FR4 plate)

Layout Support




5. Information

Update Process:
 
After the group buy window ends, there will be bi-weekly updates on this Geekhack thread outlining the fulfilment progress. Even if there was no change since the last update, I will still relay that information in a new update post.

Open Source Plate:
 
After the group buy window ends, the plate files will be open-sourced. If there are any modifications you would like made to an existing file, feel free to reach out to me and I would love to help and make it available together with the remaining files.



I hope you can enjoy this product the same way I did.
I would like to thank everyone that buys this product from the bottom of my heart. Your support and trust are super appreciated and will allow me to continue to pursue further projects in the hobby.
Thanks again everyone for having me.
« Last Edit: Sun, 03 September 2023, 06:12:09 by doctorboy »

Offline doctorboy

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Re: [GB] ClackX Alpha - a 65% acrylic-based keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 27 July 2023, 11:29:36 »
Reserved.

Offline HoffmanMyster

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Re: [GB] ClackX Alpha - a 65% acrylic-based keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 28 July 2023, 09:52:20 »
Approval bump :thumb: and a quick note

PSA to prospective buyers:
Group Buys are inherently risky endeavors. There is an element of risk involved with collecting payment before the item has been produced and resulting uncertainty during manufacturing / subsequent operations. We urge all GB organizers to consider (and document) these risks, and want to make it clear to all who consider purchasing that these risks are present.

If you are unfamiliar with the Group Buy model, please read this primer - Group Buy FAQ / Buying Guidelines

This PSA is new and will become standard on all Group Buys moving forward. It is not posted on this GB in isolation and is not singling this organizer out in particular as someone to be wary of.

Offline doctorboy

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Re: [GB] ClackX Alpha - a 65% acrylic-based keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 28 July 2023, 09:59:55 »
Approval bump :thumb: and a quick note

PSA to prospective buyers:
Group Buys are inherently risky endeavors. There is an element of risk involved with collecting payment before the item has been produced and resulting uncertainty during manufacturing / subsequent operations. We urge all GB organizers to consider (and document) these risks, and want to make it clear to all who consider purchasing that these risks are present.

If you are unfamiliar with the Group Buy model, please read this primer - Group Buy FAQ / Buying Guidelines

This PSA is new and will become standard on all Group Buys moving forward. It is not posted on this GB in isolation and is not singling this organizer out in particular as someone to be wary of.

Thanks for sharing!  :thumb:

Offline kriscables

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Re: [GB] ClackX Alpha - a 65% acrylic-based keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 28 July 2023, 10:04:41 »
Presentation, description etc TOP NOTCH ! :thumb:
GL with the GB !

Offline Katumbas

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Re: [GB] ClackX Alpha - a 65% acrylic-based keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 28 July 2023, 10:31:13 »
I am happy to see this project move forward  :thumb:
I wish you all the best doctorboy, you deserve it!

Offline doctorboy

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Re: [GB] ClackX Alpha - a 65% acrylic-based keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 21 August 2023, 14:06:26 »
I am happy to see this project move forward  :thumb:
I wish you all the best doctorboy, you deserve it!

Presentation, description etc TOP NOTCH ! :thumb:
GL with the GB !

Thanks everyone for the kind words and support, it is very much appreciated.

GB is live and will end at the end of the month.

Offline doctorboy

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Re: [GB] ClackX Alpha - a 65% acrylic-based keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 03 September 2023, 06:11:30 »
Thanks everyone for your support. Unfortunately, it is with sadness that I communicate that we weren't able to reach MOQ. As a result, ClackX Alpha production won't proceed.
There was never a clear intention from the beginning to sell this keyboard. It was originally only planned to be a personal project and due to some good feedback before and after the IC, I decided to move forward with the GB.
Thank you very much to everyone who showed his support or submitted GB orders! Refunds will proceed over the next couple of days.

Wish everyone the very best! More personal projects will be coming over the next few months.

Thanks again everyone for having me.