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Offline zennasyndroxx

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #50 on: Sat, 28 May 2016, 12:38:41 »
Would you guys prefer to get these plates with a pcb?

Something that's not in the market right now :p

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #51 on: Sat, 28 May 2016, 12:39:40 »
Would you guys prefer to get these plates with a pcb?

Something that's not in the market right now :p

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That needs to be optional for me, I already have a PCB to use.

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #52 on: Sat, 28 May 2016, 12:40:29 »
Would you guys prefer to get these plates with a pcb?

Something that's not in the market right now

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That needs to be optional for me, I already have a PCB to use.
Definitely gonna be optional :)

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #53 on: Sat, 28 May 2016, 12:45:25 »
Any chance this can support ALPS in terms of layout and thickness?


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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #54 on: Sat, 28 May 2016, 12:55:34 »
Any chance this can support ALPS in terms of layout and thickness?


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If there's enough demand for that then maybe yes.

Is there any readily available alps 60% to choose from?

Need to at least get a prototype done and try them out

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #55 on: Sat, 28 May 2016, 12:58:50 »
alps64 has had 3 rounds now, and hasu might run more.

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #56 on: Sat, 28 May 2016, 13:42:11 »
Would you guys prefer to get these plates with a pcb?

Something that's not in the market right now

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Probably just the plate for me.

However depending on the PCB I might be interested.
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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #57 on: Sat, 28 May 2016, 14:27:53 »
removed.
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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #58 on: Sat, 28 May 2016, 15:32:01 »
I'm in. Thanks!

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #59 on: Sat, 28 May 2016, 16:47:56 »
Would you guys prefer to get these plates with a pcb?

Something that's not in the market right now :p

Not gon
Not winkeyless
Not gh60

If the PCB and plate is compatible with Alps, im interested. Maybe even with backlighting?!  :p

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #60 on: Sat, 28 May 2016, 17:19:44 »
If a plate can be purchased separately it wouldn't bother me either way.

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #61 on: Sat, 28 May 2016, 17:30:57 »
Depends of what software the PCB would run and what kind of lighting it'd support.
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[eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #62 on: Sat, 28 May 2016, 20:01:45 »
I'm in for an alps version with my Hasu Alps64 PCB. But hoping that it can support cherry mx or costar stabilizers as well since I'm using adapters


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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #63 on: Sat, 28 May 2016, 20:43:16 »
Arrowed 60% (as a secondary layout option) pcb and matching plate anyone? xD

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #64 on: Sun, 29 May 2016, 13:45:28 »
I would be interest in one as well!

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #65 on: Mon, 06 June 2016, 23:40:01 »
as long as it fits my tex case, im in  ;D

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #66 on: Tue, 07 June 2016, 01:44:40 »
I'm in. takes my money plss  ;D ;D

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #67 on: Tue, 07 June 2016, 23:21:34 »
is there any update for us Zenna?  :-* :-*
Cant wait to have one ;(

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #68 on: Wed, 08 June 2016, 12:41:15 »
I'd get one if it supports alps, Hasu has been doing more and more productions of his alps pcb  :thumb:

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #69 on: Wed, 08 June 2016, 12:48:22 »
In for plates... pcb depends on what it is.

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #70 on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 16:48:50 »
From the picture this looks like it's ANSI only is that correct? How feasible is it to make this in a ISO version or a combined universal version?
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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #71 on: Thu, 16 June 2016, 18:18:23 »
If you could do a group buy with this (hopefully universal layout to include HHKB layout etc), stabilisers and a PCB that allowed for RGB (4 pin) backlighting then I'd be sold. No idea if such a PCB exists, but it's about time.

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #72 on: Fri, 17 June 2016, 20:56:28 »
How is the progress going Zenna?
I see lots of people here want to have one. Is there any MOQ required?
From me,I just need exactly the one you show.
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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #73 on: Sat, 18 June 2016, 08:57:12 »
This looks pretty good. I would be interested.

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #74 on: Thu, 30 June 2016, 22:33:27 »
any update for us, zenna  :'( :'( :'(  ;D

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #75 on: Sat, 02 July 2016, 11:47:54 »
I would love to grab an ANSI plate and PCB depending on price. Looking forward to an update!

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #76 on: Wed, 13 July 2016, 09:22:30 »
How about status update?

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #77 on: Thu, 14 July 2016, 05:40:57 »
You can get ~80% silmilar effects with a half cost Acrylic Plates.
The Polycarb one tends to be too hard with thick metal cases, according to the people.
You can get more color options with Acrylic,  but the Polycarbs are still attractive to try.

Thin Polycarb plates are good for the soft typist on MX browns, blacks and Blues, they say.
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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #78 on: Tue, 26 July 2016, 12:35:57 »
Zenna, is this IC died?

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #79 on: Thu, 04 August 2016, 21:04:38 »
I'd be in for a couple.

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #80 on: Thu, 18 August 2016, 07:41:13 »
I'm afraid that there wouldn't be any PCB bundles for these plates.

However, they will be compatible with bface and sprits so you can grab them from winkeyless etc. Should be compatible with others as well (gh60 and so on)

I'm going to mill other layouts and provide samples for people to try it out.

I've only tried the layout as per OP and I prefer to have people test other layouts before starting this gb

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #81 on: Thu, 18 August 2016, 08:25:56 »
I'm afraid that there wouldn't be any PCB bundles for these plates.

However, they will be compatible with bface and sprits so you can grab them from winkeyless etc. Should be compatible with others as well (gh60 and so on)

I'm going to mill other layouts and provide samples for people to try it out.

I've only tried the layout as per OP and I prefer to have people test other layouts before starting this gb

 :-\

This would be awesome with zeal rgb 60 pcb  :thumb:

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #82 on: Thu, 18 August 2016, 08:53:48 »
I'm afraid that there wouldn't be any PCB bundles for these plates.

However, they will be compatible with bface and sprits so you can grab them from winkeyless etc. Should be compatible with others as well (gh60 and so on)

I'm going to mill other layouts and provide samples for people to try it out.

I've only tried the layout as per OP and I prefer to have people test other layouts before starting this gb

 :-\

I will selflessly volunteer to test an ISO version :)
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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #83 on: Thu, 18 August 2016, 09:35:35 »
I'm afraid that there wouldn't be any PCB bundles for these plates.

However, they will be compatible with bface and sprits so you can grab them from winkeyless etc. Should be compatible with others as well (gh60 and so on)

I'm going to mill other layouts and provide samples for people to try it out.

I've only tried the layout as per OP and I prefer to have people test other layouts before starting this gb

 :-\

This would be awesome with zeal rgb 60 pcb  :thumb:

My thoughts exactly.

Definitely keep working towards this, I imagine you would have a lot of interested parties when Zeal drops all his shiny new toys in a few weeks.

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #84 on: Thu, 22 September 2016, 06:50:41 »
How about support for SMD LEDs? Would help with the new Zeal PCB combined with those who use GON PCBs and use SMDs... (that could just be me)
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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #85 on: Thu, 22 September 2016, 11:49:48 »
I'd be interested in plate

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #86 on: Thu, 13 October 2016, 14:57:28 »
How about support for SMD LEDs? Would help with the new Zeal PCB combined with those who use GON PCBs and use SMDs... (that could just be me)

Not just you, been waiting for this and the Zeal60 made the wait even worse. I thought I read somewhere that SMDs on Zeals shouldnt have any issues as theyre underneath the switch.

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #87 on: Sun, 01 January 2017, 22:51:53 »
just a heads up, I won't be getting these made as soon as you guys think but if you would like to experiment with the plate, please let me know and I'll send the required files to you, might need some slight adjustment though

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #88 on: Fri, 13 January 2017, 19:35:04 »
just a heads up, I won't be getting these made as soon as you guys think but if you would like to experiment with the plate, please let me know and I'll send the required files to you, might need some slight adjustment though

What a bummer, I would've loved trying a polycarbonate plate out! I hope you'll find some spare time to get this going someday.

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #89 on: Sun, 10 September 2017, 21:25:31 »
Is this totally dead?
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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #90 on: Sun, 10 September 2017, 21:27:17 »
Is this totally dead?

Oh absolutely. Won't be too hard to recreate with some decent knowledge.

E: I'll give it a try tomorrow.
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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #91 on: Sun, 10 September 2017, 22:29:11 »
Is this totally dead?

Oh absolutely. Won't be too hard to recreate with some decent knowledge.

E: I'll give it a try tomorrow.

If you do give it a shot, and it's not too much trouble, I've seen it mentioned before that extra steps would need to be taken to make a 5mm plate compatible with screw in stabs due to the extra height at the mounting points compared to regular PCB mount. If you could add that in, it would be pretty awesome. =)

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #92 on: Sun, 10 September 2017, 22:36:24 »
Hope there could be a Alps version. Also, since this plate is 5mm, is gluing needed to hold the switch in place?

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #93 on: Sat, 14 October 2017, 15:22:34 »
Hope there could be a Alps version. Also, since this plate is 5mm, is gluing needed to hold the switch in place?

Or since it is CNC'd, you can actually cut out a groove for the switch to clip in, while having most part to be 5mm, but that would be expensive

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #94 on: Sat, 14 October 2017, 17:41:15 »
if someone makes this happen I'd buy at least 1-2 :D.

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #95 on: Sat, 14 October 2017, 19:12:39 »
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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #96 on: Sun, 15 October 2017, 03:20:27 »
Interested, any thought on the price?   

Will the hole be tight enough to just block the switch even if is not clipped or we will have to glue it? 


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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #97 on: Sun, 15 October 2017, 05:45:18 »
Sounds amazing, I was just trying to find some polycarb. That said, isn't 5mm too thick?

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #98 on: Sun, 15 October 2017, 07:53:03 »
Generally 5mm isn't too thick, but requires special grooves milled out to make room for stabs, allow switches to clip in etc.

Since polycarb is stronger you don't need to worry about making thick plates as much.

Thick plates are pretty appealing tho tbh.

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Re: [eye see] CNC Milled 5mm Thick Polycarbonate Plates (for 60%)
« Reply #99 on: Mon, 16 October 2017, 12:43:52 »
Definitely interested if it comes in the frosted look.