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[IC] Golbat 40% keyboard - Mini HHKB style available!
« on: Wed, 23 December 2015, 19:35:57 »
Hello!

First time group buy runner here and now that school is done I'm going to push to setup and complete the group buy in a quick turnaround.
I still have a few details to hammer out with Greatfirewall but I believe most of it is hammered down so far.
There's one unfortunate problem, I didn't manage to build it yesterday since I forgot the PCB mount stabilizers when I went to visit Nathan. So right now it's still not built.

So what exactly is the Golbat?

The Golbat is a 40% keyboard that has an adjustable bottom row. This means that you can desolder and resolder in the way that you like. Here are some examples of how Greatfirewall, Ryu  have setup their own Golbat:




The case is 4 layers. Top and bottom layers are aluminum and the middle layers are acrylic.
The colors available are the following:

Aluminum:sliver, black, pink, blue, green,purple http://imgsrc.baidu.com/forum/pic/item/9ec0381f95cad1c8298f95cd7a3e6709c83d51b6.jpg

Acrylic:you can choose the colors in this link:http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c.w137644-66242819.2.ZNnbyp&id=19615052779


So this gives a really wide availability of colors for your color matching OCD.

The PCB comes with the diodes and resistors soldered on so the only thing left for you to buy is switches, LEDs, stabilizers.





One part of the acrylic goes above the PCB and the other below the PCB.
If you have any other questions regarding the keyboard itself, let me know and I'll either answer them or forward them to GFW.
Of course I haven't programmed my PCB yet since it's not built but I'll have it built before I start the GB. This is purely the IC.

The aim for the group buy is 20 units with each unit being about 1KG for shipping.

The units will be produced by the friend of GFW in China and shipped to me.

The standard Golbat 40% set will cost $80USD + fees and shipping.
For an extra $15 the HHKB plate will be included (so you'll get both the standard plate and the HHKB style plate). This is $95USD + fees and shipping.

Shipping it being done from Quebec, Canada and should be $12-17USD anywhere in Canada with insurance for $200 CDN.
To ship to the USA the price is $15-20USD including insurance for $100CDN. (It's a big jump for the extra insurance).

The range is because Canada Post doesn't have flat rate boxes and is all dependent on the distance. British Columbia is more expensive than Ontario to ship to. Some ZIP codes in the USA are more expensive but in general it's $15.

Anodized bolts: Before people ask, unfortunately GFW can't source them for the GB so they'll be plain grey.

If there's something else to clarify, let me know!



edit: Sorry should have mentioned that Ill be starting the order process probably mid Jan and collecting the money by the end of Jan.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/169l2KccXvQDXcpiQ0NBYSB4oK2ADylIuzr4nMcbr8BY/viewform

edit2:  Ill be starting the order process probably mid Jan and collecting the money by the end of Jan

edit3: No feet. You could do like the GoN mobik and just use the high quality rubber stick on feet

edit4: I am not the designer, just the organizer to order and  distribute the bulk shipment from China here in North America.

This means that the designs are final and the colors are only the colors posted

edit5: Just want to clarify something, insurance for $100 CDN is about $75USD.

If it happens to get lost in the mail to you I can only refund the insurance money.

It's about $25 USD for shipping to USA for full coverage of the board.

The GB is of course at cost and I have to pay $75 / board up front for the order and it takes about 4-6 weeks from production to shipping if I understood GFW correctly.

So if I collect payment end of January it should be around mid-march to april for you to receive the kit.

edit6:
Bottom row is 1.25, 1, 1.25, 6.25, 1, 1.25
Or 1.25, 1, 1.25, 2.25, 2.75, 1.25, 1, 1.25

The HHKB layout drops the 1.25 at both ends.

edit7: I've organized to extend the order size to 50 units but no more for the first order. This avoids taking in too much money at once and won't increase production and shipping time by too much.

edit8: There's no easy way to add LEDs to the bottom of the PCB. While you could, let's just say that it's not originally supported.

edit9: Expect $40+ for shipping outside of Canada / USA.

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Re: [IC] Golbat 40% keyboard - Mini HHKB style available!
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 23 December 2015, 19:42:28 »
Do you know when orders will start?  I would be in this if I had money.  But right now I really don't. :-(
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Re: [IC] Golbat 40% keyboard - Mini HHKB style available!
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 23 December 2015, 19:45:38 »
So many acrylic colors!
Love that it ships from Canada! I'll check it out more when I'm on a computer later. Possibly going to snag one.
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Re: [IC] Golbat 40% keyboard - Mini HHKB style available!
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 23 December 2015, 19:45:58 »
It's the thinnest board I've ever seen, it's looking great!

Always great to see people pushing new products and good ideas forward, I wish you the best of luck and I loved the pictures you provided.

Too bad I'm out of budget to join and I don't need new boards...  :(



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Re: [IC] Golbat 40% keyboard - Mini HHKB style available!
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 23 December 2015, 20:01:23 »
Sorry should have mentioned that Ill be starting the order process probably mid Jan and collecting the money by the end of Jan

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Re: [IC] Golbat 40% keyboard - Mini HHKB style available!
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 23 December 2015, 20:10:09 »
I'm assuming this doesn't have any feet? :(  Love the board but need dat angle.

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Re: [IC] Golbat 40% keyboard - Mini HHKB style available!
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 23 December 2015, 20:11:29 »
I was thinking about doing a planck sometime in the next year. But i like this layout a lot better. If i have the money in january id definitely like to participate in the group buy if possible. 
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Re: [IC] Golbat 40% keyboard - Mini HHKB style available!
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 23 December 2015, 20:15:22 »
I'm assuming this doesn't have any feet? :(  Love the board but need dat angle.

No feet. You could do like the GoN mobik and just use the high quality rubber stick on feet

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Re: [IC] Golbat 40% keyboard - Mini HHKB style available!
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 23 December 2015, 20:17:09 »
I'm assuming this doesn't have any feet? :(  Love the board but need dat angle.

No feet. You could do like the GoN mobik and just use the high quality rubber stick on feet

True true.  I'm probably in.  Price seems nice and I have a thing for 40% even though it's wildly impractical. 

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« Reply #9 on: Wed, 23 December 2015, 20:21:44 »
What id do personally if i get one is get something like the aluminum feet from GONS and either drill holes for the screws or use a nice double sided tape. 

http://www.gonskeyboardworks.com/housings-and-related-parts/19-aluminium-legs.html#/color_of_al_legs-other_colorsextra_lead_time_and_charge

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Re: [IC] Golbat 40% keyboard - Mini HHKB style available!
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 23 December 2015, 21:49:35 »
In and interested in both plates.

I saw this board in real life (a shame we couldn't build it due to lack of stabilizers) and I think we are going to be getting a really nice quality board for the price tag  :thumb:

GLITCH3D, do you think it would be possible to go in for multiple acrylic sections? And if so, could we get a price for those? Don't make me choose between purple and orange.

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Re: [IC] Golbat 40% keyboard - Mini HHKB style available!
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 23 December 2015, 21:51:26 »
Do you know when orders will start?  I would be in this if I had money.  But right now I really don't. :-(

Ditto to that!

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« Reply #12 on: Wed, 23 December 2015, 21:57:49 »
Posted the interest check form at the bottom for people to fill out!

Il ask about extra parts but keep in mind it has to be under 21kg shipped for the order.

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« Reply #13 on: Wed, 23 December 2015, 22:01:34 »
For the price, I may just pick one up to take with my laptop. Looks great!
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Re: [IC] Golbat 40% keyboard - Mini HHKB style available!
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 24 December 2015, 00:13:15 »
Been looking for a 40% :) think this might be it.

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« Reply #15 on: Thu, 24 December 2015, 00:50:32 »

Been looking for a 40% :) think this might be it.

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« Reply #16 on: Thu, 24 December 2015, 01:39:04 »

Been looking for a 40% :) think this might be it.

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« Reply #17 on: Thu, 24 December 2015, 07:05:51 »
Very interested! Form submitted. I imagine you won't have any problems finding takers for 20 boards.

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« Reply #18 on: Thu, 24 December 2015, 07:31:40 »
Interested in split spacebar layout - any estimate on shipping to United Kingdom?
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« Reply #19 on: Thu, 24 December 2015, 08:09:12 »
Interested in split spacebar layout - any estimate on shipping to United Kingdom?

2nd that.

Filled in the form, interested in both plates :thumb:

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« Reply #20 on: Thu, 24 December 2015, 08:17:07 »
Is the pcb layout final?

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« Reply #21 on: Thu, 24 December 2015, 09:43:53 »
Whoa, this is cool. And the price is definitely right. I'll be in for sure  :thumb:
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« Reply #22 on: Thu, 24 December 2015, 11:34:47 »
Interested in split spacebar layout - any estimate on shipping to United Kingdom?

Interested in split spacebar layout - any estimate on shipping to United Kingdom?

2nd that.

Filled in the form, interested in both plates :thumb:

Shipping to the UK is between $20-40 depending on the final shipping weight, tracking, insurance and whatnot.

Is the pcb layout final?

Yes, I am not the designer, just the organizer to order and  distribute the bulk shipment from China here in North America.

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« Reply #23 on: Thu, 24 December 2015, 22:19:24 »
In for 1 for sure. Great price

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« Reply #24 on: Thu, 24 December 2015, 23:59:25 »
Man this thing is beautiful! I would be very interested.
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« Reply #25 on: Fri, 25 December 2015, 06:34:38 »
Just want to clarify something, insurance for $100 CDN is about $75USD.

If it happens to get lost in the mail I can only refund the insurance money.

It's about $25 USD for shipping to USA for full coverage of the board.

I have about 70 zealios 65g tactile that I can throw in for one of the orders at $70 ($1/switch) brand new never used.

The GB is of course at cost and I have to pay $75 / board up front for the order and it takes about 4 weeks from production to shipping if I understood GFW correctly.

So if I collect payment end of January it should be around mid march for you to receive the kit.

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« Reply #26 on: Fri, 25 December 2015, 17:05:23 »
Just want to clarify something, insurance for $100 CDN is about $75USD.

If it happens to get lost in the mail I can only refund the insurance money.

It's about $25 USD for shipping to USA for full coverage of the board.

I have about 70 zealios 65g tactile that I can throw in for one of the orders at $70 ($1/switch) brand new never used.

The GB is of course at cost and I have to pay $75 / board up front for the order and it takes about 4 weeks from production to shipping if I understood GFW correctly.

So if I collect payment end of January it should be around mid march for you to receive the kit.

Sounds like a good game plan.  :thumb:
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« Reply #27 on: Fri, 25 December 2015, 17:21:57 »
Just want to clarify something, insurance for $100 CDN is about $75USD.

If it happens to get lost in the mail I can only refund the insurance money.

It's about $25 USD for shipping to USA for full coverage of the board.

I have about 70 zealios 65g tactile that I can throw in for one of the orders at $70 ($1/switch) brand new never used.

The GB is of course at cost and I have to pay $75 / board up front for the order and it takes about 4 weeks from production to shipping if I understood GFW correctly.

So if I collect payment end of January it should be around mid march for you to receive the kit.

Sounds like a good game plan.  :thumb:

Agreed. Looks like everything is planned and accounted for.
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Re: [IC] Golbat 40% keyboard - Mini HHKB style available!
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 25 December 2015, 20:31:36 »
Any reason why the HHKB layout doesn't have a right sided alt key? Only thing keeping me from joining this gb

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« Reply #29 on: Fri, 25 December 2015, 20:53:04 »
Any reason why the HHKB layout doesn't have a right sided alt key? Only thing keeping me from joining this gb

It's a novelty layout and I have no input in this.

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« Reply #30 on: Fri, 25 December 2015, 21:21:02 »
What software will be used to edit layouts and key presses?

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« Reply #31 on: Fri, 25 December 2015, 23:26:14 »
Probably in, looks pretty slick. Would also like to know about software

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« Reply #32 on: Fri, 25 December 2015, 23:27:25 »
im interested and curious since some software key map are a lot easier while some are the exact opposite.

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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 28 December 2015, 17:14:31 »
This is gorgeous!

I'm still waiting on my planck from MD, but I'd definitely want in on this too! Gon meets JD40 meets HHKB. A very affordable price too! Count me in.
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« Reply #34 on: Mon, 28 December 2015, 17:17:32 »
Any reason why the HHKB layout doesn't have a right sided alt key? Only thing keeping me from joining this gb

It'd force some an awkward spacebar size- probably 5u or 4.75u, both absurdly difficult sizes to find. You could always map the rightmost key to Alt, anyway.

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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 28 December 2015, 18:16:50 »
How much will shipping be to Australia?

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« Reply #36 on: Mon, 28 December 2015, 18:51:56 »
Interested in both!

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« Reply #37 on: Mon, 28 December 2015, 19:26:04 »
Really intrested in the HHKB layout, but I might go for both if the price stays where it is.  :D

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« Reply #38 on: Mon, 28 December 2015, 19:36:42 »
Btw the kit doesn't include switches, right?

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« Reply #39 on: Mon, 28 December 2015, 19:47:49 »
Btw the kit doesn't include switches, right?

Don't think so, would be way too cheap if it had switches!




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« Reply #40 on: Mon, 28 December 2015, 19:53:07 »
Btw the kit doesn't include switches, right?

Don't think so, would be way too cheap if it had switches!




What colors is everyone choosing??

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« Reply #41 on: Mon, 28 December 2015, 19:55:14 »
Btw the kit doesn't include switches, right?

Don't think so, would be way too cheap if it had switches!




What colors is everyone choosing??

I'll go silver/purple. Kingsaver needs a little brother.

The options of the acrylic are crazy, it'll take me forever to choose. I'll be doing vintage blacks since I have bags laying around. What switches you using?

Although I'd like to grab nature whites if I could. Zealio purple would be tempting, price is a bit much but at 40% maybe!


Forgot to say, purple! Best choice.
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« Reply #42 on: Mon, 28 December 2015, 20:01:45 »
I need more pink and purple in my life. Hard part is deciding if I want a baby hhkb or the other layout...

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« Reply #43 on: Mon, 28 December 2015, 20:03:39 »
I need more pink and purple in my life. Hard part is deciding if I want a baby hhkb or the other layout...

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« Reply #44 on: Mon, 28 December 2015, 20:05:38 »
I need more pink and purple in my life. Hard part is deciding if I want a baby hhkb or the other layout...

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« Reply #45 on: Mon, 28 December 2015, 20:20:03 »

I need more pink and purple in my life. Hard part is deciding if I want a baby hhkb or the other layout...

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Re: [IC] Golbat 40% keyboard - Mini HHKB style available!
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 28 December 2015, 23:41:29 »
Count me in for one, looks great :thumb:

I scanned through the thread but couldn't find an answer, is this going to be limited to just 20 units or is that the minimum?
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Re: [IC] Golbat 40% keyboard - Mini HHKB style available!
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 29 December 2015, 00:19:35 »
Btw the kit doesn't include switches, right?

Don't think so, would be way too cheap if it had switches!




What colors is everyone choosing??

I'll go silver/purple. Kingsaver needs a little brother.

The options of the acrylic are crazy, it'll take me forever to choose. I'll be doing vintage blacks since I have bags laying around. What switches you using?

Although I'd like to grab nature whites if I could. Zealio purple would be tempting, price is a bit much but at 40% maybe!


Forgot to say, purple! Best choice.

Purple Zealios more than likely to match the colors. JTK purple will probably be going on the board as well
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Re: [IC] Golbat 40% keyboard - Mini HHKB style available!
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 29 December 2015, 01:00:08 »
Definitely in for one. Can't have too many 40% boards.

I do have a question about the bottom row, though. I assume the bottom fits 1.25u keys for the three switches on either side of the spacebars. What size would the spacebars need to be? 2.25u each?

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Re: [IC] Golbat 40% keyboard - Mini HHKB style available!
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 29 December 2015, 04:14:05 »
Is it possible to order only a pcb?