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« Reply #150 on: Tue, 27 February 2018, 21:34:02 »
Will the upcoming kira models like the kira 75 have the new weight design? really like it!

The 75 prototyping stage is already done and it has the stars and sun weight design, which will stay as is. The TKL will probably be the first board to be run as a group buy with the new weight.


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« Reply #151 on: Tue, 27 February 2018, 22:40:31 »
Will the upcoming kira models like the kira 75 have the new weight design? really like it!

The 75 prototyping stage is already done and it has the stars and sun weight design, which will stay as is. The TKL will probably be the first board to be run as a group buy with the new weight.

Does this mean the TKL will run before the EX?

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« Reply #152 on: Wed, 28 February 2018, 00:21:13 »
Will the upcoming kira models like the kira 75 have the new weight design? really like it!

The 75 prototyping stage is already done and it has the stars and sun weight design, which will stay as is. The TKL will probably be the first board to be run as a group buy with the new weight.

Does this mean the TKL will run before the EX?

That is the schedule we currently have, yes.


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« Reply #153 on: Wed, 28 February 2018, 23:51:40 »
Really excited to hear that the TKL will be running next as I love the aesthetic of your current boards and especially the TKL one! I know that it is currently in the prototype stage and the PCB is being done but is there a rough time scale on when it will be ready assuming no issues :)
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« Reply #154 on: Thu, 01 March 2018, 13:43:29 »
Really excited to hear that the TKL will be running next as I love the aesthetic of your current boards and especially the TKL one! I know that it is currently in the prototype stage and the PCB is being done but is there a rough time scale on when it will be ready assuming no issues :)

Also eagerly awaiting the TKL - those angles :p

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« Reply #155 on: Thu, 01 March 2018, 17:33:29 »
I'm a big fan of the 75% side angles and overall design.  That red spacer is pretty snazzy too.
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« Reply #156 on: Fri, 02 March 2018, 03:12:06 »
Really excited to hear that the TKL will be running next as I love the aesthetic of your current boards and especially the TKL one! I know that it is currently in the prototype stage and the PCB is being done but is there a rough time scale on when it will be ready assuming no issues :)

Thanks! The TKL prototype hasn't actually started production, probably next week! PCB should be compatible with Leeku's, but we're looking into having our own designed too. For the TKL GB, it's up to beamingrobot. I'm not sure if he's willing to do overlapping buys, so I can't really say since we haven't really finalized any schedules.

Really excited to hear that the TKL will be running next as I love the aesthetic of your current boards and especially the TKL one! I know that it is currently in the prototype stage and the PCB is being done but is there a rough time scale on when it will be ready assuming no issues :)

Also eagerly awaiting the TKL - those angles :p

Thanks, glad you like it!

I'm a big fan of the 75% side angles and overall design.  That red spacer is pretty snazzy too.

I have to say the 75% is currently my favorite too. I wasn't sure it will look good although I was thinking it should, but when I saw the prototype in person I loved it! :)


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« Reply #157 on: Fri, 02 March 2018, 07:10:43 »
Finally finished doing the CAD for the TKL (I hope), so I'll be going ahead with prototype production soon™.



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« Reply #158 on: Fri, 02 March 2018, 07:22:46 »
Finally finished doing the CAD for the TKL (I hope), so I'll be going ahead with prototype production soon.

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« Reply #159 on: Fri, 02 March 2018, 09:36:39 »
Will the upcoming kira models like the kira 75 have the new weight design? really like it!

The 75 prototyping stage is already done and it has the stars and sun weight design, which will stay as is. The TKL will probably be the first board to be run as a group buy with the new weight.

So will the 75 be the next for a group buy?

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« Reply #160 on: Fri, 02 March 2018, 12:20:33 »
Finally finished doing the CAD for the TKL (I hope), so I'll be going ahead with prototype production soon™.

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Any price estimate for this bad boi?!

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« Reply #161 on: Fri, 02 March 2018, 12:47:21 »
Finally finished doing the CAD for the TKL (I hope), so I'll be going ahead with prototype production soon™.

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Any price estimate for this bad boi?!

+1, there's so many tkls coming out soon I don't know what to choose

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« Reply #162 on: Fri, 02 March 2018, 19:01:46 »
Will the upcoming kira models like the kira 75 have the new weight design? really like it!

The 75 prototyping stage is already done and it has the stars and sun weight design, which will stay as is. The TKL will probably be the first board to be run as a group buy with the new weight.

So will the 75 be the next for a group buy?

The current plan is the TKL next, after the EXS. It can change, but it's not really solely up to me.

Finally finished doing the CAD for the TKL (I hope), so I'll be going ahead with prototype production soon™.

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Any price estimate for this bad boi?!

I don't even have a quote for the prototype yet  :))


Here are more mock-ups, showing the back:





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« Reply #163 on: Fri, 02 March 2018, 19:05:15 »
Will the upcoming kira models like the kira 75 have the new weight design? really like it!

The 75 prototyping stage is already done and it has the stars and sun weight design, which will stay as is. The TKL will probably be the first board to be run as a group buy with the new weight.

So will the 75 be the next for a group buy?

The current plan is the TKL next, after the EXS. It can change, but it's not really solely up to me.

Finally finished doing the CAD for the TKL (I hope), so I'll be going ahead with prototype production soon™.

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Any price estimate for this bad boi?!

I don't even have a quote for the prototype yet  :))


Here are more mock-ups, showing the back:

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Diffuser/alu middle? Single piece or double piece case?

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« Reply #164 on: Fri, 02 March 2018, 19:05:38 »
Very nice! Any possibility of seeing the numpad if that’s still going to be an option

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« Reply #165 on: Fri, 02 March 2018, 19:10:23 »
Very nice! Any possibility of seeing the numpad if that’s still going to be an option

Yeah... I mean I can just shorten the KIRA60 model (I think) and then it's done. For visuallization purposes anyway  :))


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« Reply #166 on: Fri, 02 March 2018, 19:23:04 »
Amazing! Would be cool to see them side by side

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« Reply #167 on: Fri, 02 March 2018, 20:19:37 »
Diffuser/alu middle? Single piece or double piece case?

Sorry I missed this question, there's no diffuser or aluminum middle insert. I don't think it fits the design, a middle insert will break the facets and distract from the design rather than complement it.

It's a 4-piece kit; a top, bottom, switch plate, and weight.


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« Reply #168 on: Fri, 02 March 2018, 20:20:46 »
Diffuser/alu middle? Single piece or double piece case?

Sorry I missed this question, there's no diffuser or aluminum middle insert. I don't think it fits the design, a middle insert will break the facets and distract from the design rather than complement it.

It's a 4-piece kit; a top, bottom, switch plate, and weight.

Sweet, I just want a red top x black bottom lol

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« Reply #169 on: Sun, 04 March 2018, 12:07:03 »
Here are more mock-ups, showing the back:

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Holy.... the angles are just so damn clean going to move heaven and earth to try and get my hands on one of these!
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« Reply #170 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 07:03:10 »
I know it was asked earlier in the thread, but I did you settle on ISO support for these upcoming projects? Mainly interested in the Kira96 and the TKL. Love the looks of these boards.

Thanks!

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« Reply #171 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 06:48:27 »
I know it was asked earlier in the thread, but I did you settle on ISO support for these upcoming projects? Mainly interested in the Kira96 and the TKL. Love the looks of these boards.

Thanks!

I'm considering adding a universal plate along with an ANSI plate for the TKL.


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« Reply #172 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 10:10:31 »
I know it was asked earlier in the thread, but I did you settle on ISO support for these upcoming projects? Mainly interested in the Kira96 and the TKL. Love the looks of these boards.

Thanks!

I'm considering adding a universal plate along with an ANSI plate for the TKL.

I'm so in if that's the case! Thanks for the reply. Didn't make the top 30 for Kira60, so better luck this time  :)

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« Reply #173 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 10:34:37 »
I'm assuming the KiraTKL will be available in the same colours as the Kira60 was? Would be an insane pair
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« Reply #174 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 11:37:39 »
I know it was asked earlier in the thread, but I did you settle on ISO support for these upcoming projects? Mainly interested in the Kira96 and the TKL. Love the looks of these boards.

Thanks!

I'm considering adding a universal plate along with an ANSI plate for the TKL.

I'm so in if that's the case! Thanks for the reply. Didn't make the top 30 for Kira60, so better luck this time  :)

Better luck next time! I hope you'll like the TKL when the prototype arrives  :thumb:

I'm assuming the KiraTKL will be available in the same colours as the Kira60 was? Would be an insane pair

This is very likely :)


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« Reply #175 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 12:21:57 »
Just a suggestion, but It would be nice to see 1 more colour make its way in to the mix for the TKL, maybe a nice orange or green or blue. That custom green Kira60 looked so good!

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« Reply #176 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 12:33:56 »
Just a suggestion, but It would be nice to see 1 more colour make its way in to the mix for the TKL, maybe a nice orange or green or blue. That custom green Kira60 looked so good!

I agree, and good green anodizing is rare. Plus a fresh round of terminal is soon.

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« Reply #177 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 13:01:41 »
Can I vote for metal-inspired anodizing colors, like rose gold, copper, bronze, pewter?  I mentioned it in the EXS IC, but I think those are great for layered case options.  "Space gray" is a relatively good approximation of stainless steel, so I'm glad it was an option for EXS (would be even more interesting in a brushed finish rather than sandblasted.) In general some less common and less pure colors would be cool.
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« Reply #178 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 14:37:30 »
Just a suggestion, but It would be nice to see 1 more colour make its way in to the mix for the TKL, maybe a nice orange or green or blue. That custom green Kira60 looked so good!

I agree, and good green anodizing is rare. Plus a fresh round of terminal is soon.

Agreed! A dark green would be really nice and doesn't seem to be offered very often. Personally I'm also biased towards one of my favorite colors which is burgundy. GMK Red Samurai anyone? :)

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« Reply #179 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 22:14:42 »

I also support the idea of less common colors!

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« Reply #180 on: Sat, 10 March 2018, 05:50:03 »
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I know it was asked earlier in the thread, but I did you settle on ISO support for these upcoming projects? Mainly interested in the Kira96 and the TKL. Love the looks of these boards.

Thanks!

I'm considering adding a universal plate along with an ANSI plate for the TKL.
I'm so in if that's the case! Thanks for the reply. Didn't make the top 30 for Kira60, so better luck this time  :)

I've asked for a universal plate prototype, it's my first time trying to make it so I hope everything fits  :))

For the colors, we'll just have to discuss that next time. It adds a lot of work for color matching and quality assurance and the factory found multiple colors to be too problematic. It's hard when most people that are voting choose the safer colors most of the time. I'll have to talk to beamingrobot about this next time.


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« Reply #181 on: Sat, 10 March 2018, 14:51:48 »
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I know it was asked earlier in the thread, but I did you settle on ISO support for these upcoming projects? Mainly interested in the Kira96 and the TKL. Love the looks of these boards.

Thanks!

I'm considering adding a universal plate along with an ANSI plate for the TKL.
I'm so in if that's the case! Thanks for the reply. Didn't make the top 30 for Kira60, so better luck this time  :)

I've asked for a universal plate prototype, it's my first time trying to make it so I hope everything fits  :))

For the colors, we'll just have to discuss that next time. It adds a lot of work for color matching and quality assurance and the factory found multiple colors to be too problematic. It's hard when most people that are voting choose the safer colors most of the time. I'll have to talk to beamingrobot about this next time.

Great news about the plate! Let's hope it works out :D As for the colors, that makes sense. I'm sure it will look good in any color though!

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« Reply #182 on: Sat, 10 March 2018, 15:09:44 »
Also, just for the record, BeamingRobots factory produces the nicest boards I’ve seen.

I was kind of amazed by the Kira60, there were so many hard edges without a mark or occlusion. Plus there are a few different curves and all are perfect. The anodizing is great. My favorite is the brass plates tho. Somehow my kira plate weighs an extra ounce over my Leandren plates. And the cuts and blasted finish are perfect.

My favorite part of the design that I hadn’t even noticed in the renders is the little flare out on the top left/right corners.
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« Reply #183 on: Mon, 19 March 2018, 21:47:16 »
Reworked KIRA75 (improved anodizing and color change)



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« Reply #184 on: Mon, 19 March 2018, 21:55:34 »
Reworked KIRA75 (improved anodizing and color change)

That is hands down, some of the best pink anodizing I've ever seen.

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« Reply #185 on: Mon, 19 March 2018, 22:30:33 »
Reworked KIRA75 (improved anodizing and color change)

Nice!  That is a most vivid shade of pink!  Love the gray.  Is this the same gray as for KIRA EXS?  Looks darker, but can't be sure.
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« Reply #186 on: Mon, 19 March 2018, 22:57:16 »
Reworked KIRA75 (improved anodizing and color change)

Nice!  That is a most vivid shade of pink!  Love the gray.  Is this the same gray as for KIRA EXS?  Looks darker, but can't be sure.

This is a darker grey. Here's a comparison with my black prototype:



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« Reply #187 on: Mon, 19 March 2018, 23:31:10 »
Reworked KIRA75 (improved anodizing and color change)

Nice!  That is a most vivid shade of pink!  Love the gray.  Is this the same gray as for KIRA EXS?  Looks darker, but can't be sure.

This is a darker grey. Here's a comparison with my black prototype:

Good, I thought so (I like the space gray of EXS)!  Looking snazzy though.
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« Reply #188 on: Tue, 20 March 2018, 00:08:21 »
KABAYAN!

This TKL board looks amazing! looking forward to getting this!
BTW, I'm here in Singapore too working as a creative designer.
Let me know if I can help you with anything :)

Will the upcoming kira models like the kira 75 have the new weight design? really like it!

The 75 prototyping stage is already done and it has the stars and sun weight design, which will stay as is. The TKL will probably be the first board to be run as a group buy with the new weight.

So will the 75 be the next for a group buy?


The current plan is the TKL next, after the EXS. It can change, but it's not really solely up to me.

Finally finished doing the CAD for the TKL (I hope), so I'll be going ahead with prototype production soon™.

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Any price estimate for this bad boi?!

I don't even have a quote for the prototype yet  :))


Here are more mock-ups, showing the back:

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« Reply #189 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 01:02:40 »
Got the EX prototype, waiting for the new PCBs. It has the KIRA weight.





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« Reply #190 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 01:16:56 »
Got the EX prototype, waiting for the new PCBs. It has the KIRA weight.
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« Reply #191 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 01:19:02 »
That weight is stunning I'm so excited!!!
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« Reply #192 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 07:47:43 »
Any price estimates on EX model? Time to start saving up...

P.S. I know it's probably too late to make corrections, but IMO it would be better to separate F-row on EX to differentiate it from EXS.
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« Reply #193 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 08:18:53 »
Boards made/planned and current status:

KIRA EX : 96-key layout with spacing between arrow keys and numpad, 2nd prototype under production

KIRA EXS : KIRA EX with Slimmer bezels, prototypes finished, GB soon

KIRA75: 75% keyboard, prototypes done and PCB prototypes currently being redesigned for qmk

KIRA60: group buy kits shipped out


Are all of these going through I:C?  Just curious.  And will there be a wider GB of the KIRA60?
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« Reply #194 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 15:19:09 »
Boards made/planned and current status:

KIRA EX : 96-key layout with spacing between arrow keys and numpad, 2nd prototype under production

KIRA EXS : KIRA EX with Slimmer bezels, prototypes finished, GB soon

KIRA75: 75% keyboard, prototypes done and PCB prototypes currently being redesigned for qmk

KIRA60: group buy kits shipped out


Are all of these going through I:C?  Just curious.  And will there be a wider GB of the KIRA60?
none of them are going through I:C, these are made by beamingrobot and are leagues better quality

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« Reply #195 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 15:24:47 »
Boards made/planned and current status:

KIRA EX : 96-key layout with spacing between arrow keys and numpad, 2nd prototype under production

KIRA EXS : KIRA EX with Slimmer bezels, prototypes finished, GB soon

KIRA75: 75% keyboard, prototypes done and PCB prototypes currently being redesigned for qmk

KIRA60: group buy kits shipped out


Are all of these going through I:C?  Just curious.  And will there be a wider GB of the KIRA60?
none of them are going through I:C, these are made by beamingrobot and are leagues better quality

I knew he had done the limited run of KIRA60 through beamingrobot, but hadn't see if he was going to expand that, and if not, if beamingrobot even had the capacity for GB's of that size.
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« Reply #196 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 15:53:46 »
Boards made/planned and current status:

KIRA EX : 96-key layout with spacing between arrow keys and numpad, 2nd prototype under production

KIRA EXS : KIRA EX with Slimmer bezels, prototypes finished, GB soon

KIRA75: 75% keyboard, prototypes done and PCB prototypes currently being redesigned for qmk

KIRA60: group buy kits shipped out


Are all of these going through I:C?  Just curious.  And will there be a wider GB of the KIRA60?
none of them are going through I:C, these are made by beamingrobot and are leagues better quality

I knew he had done the limited run of KIRA60 through beamingrobot, but hadn't see if he was going to expand that, and if not, if beamingrobot even had the capacity for GB's of that size.
I think beamingrobot stated somewhere that he doesn't plan on making more than 30 or so at a time
idk if there will be more through someone else

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« Reply #197 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 17:27:03 »
As far as I’m aware the Kira60, EXS, TKL, EX, 75 etc are thesiscamper's custom boards made to extremely high quality with customiseable colours, plates etc. They intend to run Limited GB’s of up to 30 in a raffle format and not re run them ever or at least for a long while.

The input club Kira is going to be a Kickstarter that’s run by I:C and will have a much larger MOQ or maybe even an unlimited production over a certain time period so will be more accessible to the masses and those who have been wanting a Kira kb but have missed out on the preceding GB’s. I can’t say whether the board will have the same quality of materials and heft, but I’m sure the guys will be able to clarify this all for you before too long.
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« Reply #198 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 17:48:10 »
Will the EXS drop before the I:C model?
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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #199 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 17:50:35 »
Will the EXS drop before the I:C model?
The EXS GB has already run and should be in/close to production by now