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Offline thocciness

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[IC] Spyder TKL
« on: Tue, 09 April 2024, 14:33:16 »
Spyder TKL





You guessed it, another car themed board!
The Spyder builds on two of my favorite OG boards, the Matrix 2.0 and the OTD 360 Corsa.

Inspired by the famous Porsche 718, the Spyder is meant to be an ode to the classics, offering an 8 typing angle, top /o-ring mounting, and WKL only.





SPECIFICATIONS

Layout: F12 TKL
Mounting: Top Mount/O-ring Gasket
Material: Anodized Aluminum Top and Bottom, Raw Brass Weights
Weight: 1.59kg (3.5lbs) unbuilt, 1.86kg (4.1lbs) built 
Typing Angle: 8 Degrees
Front Height: 18.5mm
EKH: 23.2mm 
Price: $290 + Shipping
MOQ: 50





Standard Kit Includes:


Top and bottom aluminum anodized case
Aluminum full plate
Raw brass weights
1.6mm FR4 solder PCB (no ground plane)
70A O-ring
Sandblasted PC LED Accent
plywrks carrying case




Available Add-Ons


Aluminum half plate
Polypropylene full plate
Carbon fiber full plate
Aluminum anodized accent
Copper bottom weight and insert weight
JST cable and daughterboard
1.6mm CEM3 solder PCB (no ground plane)




PROTOTYPE




















EXPLODED VIEW






Timeline + Status

Current Status:
- Prototype v1 in hand
March - May 2024
- Various Build Streams
End of April 2024
- Prototype v2 in hand
July
- GB Start




COLORS

Available colors:
Rubystone, Gentian, Ice, Auratium, Dolomite
















VENDORS




LINKS


Discord: https://discord.gg/rwBM7tpchE
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plywrks/





TYPING TEST


Full Aluminum Plate + Cherry MX Browns by Supbeez


Full Aluminum Plate + Cherry MX Browns by Flybeck


Full Aluminum Plate + Cherry MX Browns by Tylerkeyboard


Full Aluminum Plate + Black Cherry Pies by Tylerkeyboard




FAQ

Q: How many units will there be for this GB.
A: Unlimited!

Q: How much will it cost?
A: $290

Q: Will there be a WK version?
A: No, it will be WKL only.





Special thanks to Lamp, Relapse, and everyone else for the assist!
« Last Edit: Tue, 04 June 2024, 10:47:25 by thocciness »

Offline Manukbs_

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 09 April 2024, 14:39:10 »
Looking forward to this

Offline itsazly

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 09 April 2024, 14:43:05 »
Looks and sounds neat! Could I ask for some updated renders colors or color codes on the boards? Ofc, render to pics/video can always be different, but just want to get a more accurate look at all these vibrant colors!

Offline vinnyy

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 09 April 2024, 14:44:24 »
Looks great, super excited for this! :thumb:
collection:
   Daji Ocho Cuatro x3, Daji Ocho Cuatro 2XL, HHKB Pro 2, Filco 1

Offline thocciness

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 09 April 2024, 14:48:14 »
Looks and sounds neat! Could I ask for some updated renders colors or color codes on the boards? Ofc, render to pics/video can always be different, but just want to get a more accurate look at all these vibrant colors!

Updated prototypes in all colorways will arrive before the end of the month so there will be updated photos of all the colors!

Offline AnELITEPlayer

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 09 April 2024, 14:55:36 »
sick board, glwic and gb!!  :cool:

Offline itsazly

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 09 April 2024, 15:03:21 »
Looks and sounds neat! Could I ask for some updated renders colors or color codes on the boards? Ofc, render to pics/video can always be different, but just want to get a more accurate look at all these vibrant colors!

Updated prototypes in all colorways will arrive before the end of the month so there will be updated photos of all the colors!

Thank you SO MUCH! Looking forward!

Offline bluranerd

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 09 April 2024, 16:39:48 »
looking forward to this one!! congrats on getting the priced lowered, big W

Offline Oni

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 09 April 2024, 17:29:27 »
Great price and awesome colors, really looking forward to the GB! Is the board shown in all the typing tests the Gentian color or Ice color?


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Offline headshot

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 09 April 2024, 18:18:09 »
yes frickin please

Offline bowlkeyboards

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 09 April 2024, 19:19:21 »
Really like the prototype pictures and the colors available  :p

Offline thocciness

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 09 April 2024, 22:04:21 »
Great price and awesome colors, really looking forward to the GB! Is the board shown in all the typing tests the Gentian color or Ice color?


All those boards are in the Ice colorway!

Offline Flybeck

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 10 April 2024, 17:19:51 »
Yeah, the board slaps :D Great work!

Offline C_L | Soup

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 10 April 2024, 18:10:23 »
Great work! Would love to see a Porsche flavored silver color, but the current options are fantastic.

Offline malignant narcissism

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 10 April 2024, 19:15:19 »
"Matrix 2.0 and the OTD 360..."

My first thought was this looks like a toned down Matrix board. dat wedge. Looks good to me.
oh hi mark

Offline mr_foggy

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 12 April 2024, 05:06:41 »
amazing colors and honestly surprising price point. 100% in, I just have to pick a color

Offline kno

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 12 April 2024, 10:11:21 »
This has everything I look in a board tbh. F12 TKL WKL with right aligned USB port (using a DB) at an insane price point with so many cool colors. The hardest part is definitely choosing the color lol ;D. There's nothing to complain about. Extremely excited for this!  :thumb:

Offline LMarci

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 14 April 2024, 13:55:27 »
A simple and affordable top mount tkl is always nice to see, glwic

Offline Joiseau

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 14 April 2024, 20:04:22 »
amazing - definitely in.

Offline DivinaPapaya

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 15 April 2024, 07:54:50 »
Love the project, knowing that Simon will review the board is a BIG plus for me, I just need now better pictures of the rubystone colorway to decide between rubystone and ice, I would appreciate if you added them at some point before the GB going live.

GLWIC, will be buying.


Offline Neely_12

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 15 April 2024, 11:11:32 »
The board is very nice, and I think I would buy it when the group buy comes. That being said, OP do you have experience running any group buys like this? New vendor and unlimited unit count scare me a little.

Offline Oni

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 15 April 2024, 18:12:03 »
The board is very nice, and I think I would buy it when the group buy comes. That being said, OP do you have experience running any group buys like this? New vendor and unlimited unit count scare me a little.

They ran the Ahgase TKL with a 100 unit cap, and that GB was fulfilled as far as I know. There was also a GB for a 60% called the Ji-Eun that ended 7 months ago, but I haven't been following that project to know the current status of it.


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Offline extrapriusplease

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 16 April 2024, 09:28:45 »
Can't wait to build hehe :p

Offline thocciness

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 16 April 2024, 21:56:01 »
The board is very nice, and I think I would buy it when the group buy comes. That being said, OP do you have experience running any group buys like this? New vendor and unlimited unit count scare me a little.

I do! Like mentioned above, Ahgase was completely fulfilled and delivered. This time there will be many vendors helping with fulfillment so there should be no issues!

Offline thocciness

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 16 April 2024, 21:57:16 »
Love the project, knowing that Simon will review the board is a BIG plus for me, I just need now better pictures of the rubystone colorway to decide between rubystone and ice, I would appreciate if you added them at some point before the GB going live.

GLWIC, will be buying.

Photos of all colorways will be added prior to the GB  :)

Offline mr_foggy

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 23 April 2024, 11:29:35 »
I want this board so much I come back to this IC every day

Offline POCO Estudio

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 23 April 2024, 13:32:09 »
good tkl lol

Offline Loruc

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 07 May 2024, 10:25:59 »
Board looks really dope, can't wait to see the Rubystone proto. I would humbly ask for iso plate or that iso plate files be released at some point. glwic

Edit: Found out on discord iso will be supported :thumb:
« Last Edit: Sun, 12 May 2024, 05:02:42 by Loruc »

Offline tulaine

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 07 May 2024, 11:58:49 »
looks great :thumb:

Offline loopaddiction

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 02 June 2024, 19:27:27 »
Please consider making the aluminum plate red for the silver/dolomite. The color combo is too classic and would fit the theme of this board perfectly. Also hoping the LED can be turned off (I'm assuming it can be.)

Looks fantastic and great price point, definitely in!

Offline Fnzzy

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 05 June 2024, 12:00:13 »
Got a question about plate and mounting. If this is a 7u WKL only keyboard, why does the plate support 6.25u winkey bottom row, and why would you not evenly space the mounting points equal distance from the spacebar like a 360c or 356?

Other than that, good design, nice colours, great price point. Am considering!
« Last Edit: Wed, 05 June 2024, 12:19:14 by Fnzzy »

Offline LogolicusZ

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 06 June 2024, 10:54:47 »
Will 100% 2 of these the board is sick!

Offline mul7i

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 08 June 2024, 23:37:26 »
lovely

Offline UGunaLOSE

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 16 June 2024, 14:43:40 »
Yes please - looking forward to this one

Offline welmerer

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 22 June 2024, 21:46:30 »
yum
I like this keyboard very much. the OG design makes my brain happy

Offline Bennettb

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 22 June 2024, 23:29:19 »
This is actually very cool! Love the concept! Glwic

Offline Saurov

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 10 July 2024, 15:06:46 »
love the design and all sounds tests have been great, will be picking up dolomite  :thumb:

Offline rayy

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Re: [IC] Spyder TKL
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 16 July 2024, 10:13:29 »
thinking that ill be the first to put clicky switches in this john, i just can't help myself.