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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #200 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 17:52:33 »
Will the EXS drop before the I:C model?
The EXS GB has already run and should be in/close to production by now
Ah. Well I:C Kira it is for me then
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« Reply #201 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 21:03:31 »
There will be no more tray KIRA60 buys. A top-mount is next, but probably not this year.

Waiting for the PCB to build this next:


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« Reply #202 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 21:07:50 »
There will be no more tray KIRA60 buys. A top-mount is next, but probably not this year.

Waiting for the PCB to build this next:

no new kira boards till next year? dang...

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« Reply #203 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 21:55:50 »
There will be no more tray KIRA60 buys. A top-mount is next, but probably not this year.

Waiting for the PCB to build this next:

no new kira boards till next year? dang...

I said top-mount KIRA60. This is how wrong information is spread. Also I said probably, it depends on what I want to work on at any given time.


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« Reply #204 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 21:57:56 »
There will be no more tray KIRA60 buys. A top-mount is next, but probably not this year.

Waiting for the PCB to build this next:

no new kira boards till next year? dang...

I said top-mount KIRA60. This is how wrong information is spread. Also I said probably, it depends on what I want to work on at any given time.

my b, I thought you meant that a tray mount is the next buy, which is not this year

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« Reply #205 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 22:13:17 »
Just to be clear, I don't plan to have a new tray-mount KIRA60 buy done again. The next 60% buy will be a top-mount, but I don't think it will be this year. It depends on what I want to work on, since there are other layouts I can explore.

I hope this clears it up.


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« Reply #206 on: Tue, 27 March 2018, 18:40:53 »
https://kira.click/thesiscamper For those who are interested in I:C's Kira 96 key, the design that started it all  :D


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« Reply #207 on: Tue, 27 March 2018, 19:13:08 »
https://kira.click/thesiscamper For those who are interested in I:C's Kira 96 key, the design that started it all  :D

Looking good man really excited for the new designs you have especially the TKL and numpad! BTW always wanted to ask is your name: thesis camper or the sis camper?
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« Reply #208 on: Tue, 27 March 2018, 20:36:38 »
https://kira.click/thesiscamper For those who are interested in I:C's Kira 96 key, the design that started it all  :D

Looking good man really excited for the new designs you have especially the TKL and numpad! BTW always wanted to ask is your name: thesis camper or the sis camper?

thesis camper

Not the first time this was asked, and I never realized the cringey alternative until someone pointed it out lol. The name was from my uni days, "camping' my friend's house doing my thesis.


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« Reply #209 on: Wed, 28 March 2018, 21:41:00 »
thesis camper

Not the first time this was asked, and I never realized the cringey alternative until someone pointed it out lol. The name was from my uni days, "camping' my friend's house doing my thesis.

Awesome good to know so I can actually refer to you properly when speaking :P I have big plans for the Kira60 I have of yours and am really looking forward to the TKL that you have in the works! Will make an amazing duo!
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« Reply #210 on: Mon, 02 April 2018, 08:21:40 »
thesis camper

Not the first time this was asked, and I never realized the cringey alternative until someone pointed it out lol. The name was from my uni days, "camping' my friend's house doing my thesis.

Awesome good to know so I can actually refer to you properly when speaking :P I have big plans for the Kira60 I have of yours and am really looking forward to the TKL that you have in the works! Will make an amazing duo!

Sounds good man, speaking of the TKL...



Also, I just got Solarized Dark.



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« Reply #211 on: Mon, 02 April 2018, 08:31:31 »



Sounds good man, speaking of the TKL...



Also, I just got Solarized Dark.

Damn man that's looking gorgeous! I'm just waiting on the last few pieces to complete mine!
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« Reply #212 on: Thu, 12 April 2018, 01:59:17 »
Solarized Dark on KIRA75 prototype



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« Reply #213 on: Thu, 12 April 2018, 04:03:23 »
Solarised Dark doesn’t look good on everything, but it looks great on that prototype, is it heavy?

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« Reply #214 on: Thu, 12 April 2018, 05:53:33 »
Solarised Dark doesn’t look good on everything, but it looks great on that prototype, is it heavy?

It's really heavy and a chore to carry around. I'll have to reduce the brass size lol.


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« Reply #215 on: Thu, 12 April 2018, 06:00:29 »
Solarised Dark doesn’t look good on everything, but it looks great on that prototype, is it heavy?

It's really heavy and a chore to carry around. I'll have to reduce the brass size lol.

lol so there is such a thing as too heavy!

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« Reply #216 on: Thu, 12 April 2018, 09:59:16 »
Solarized Dark on KIRA75 prototype

That keyboard has the perfect amount of bezel: wide enough to look chunky, not too big.
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« Reply #217 on: Thu, 12 April 2018, 10:05:42 »
Solarized Dark on KIRA75 prototype

That keyboard has the perfect amount of bezel: wide enough to look chunky, not too big.

That was exactly what I was thinking.   :thumb:

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« Reply #218 on: Fri, 13 April 2018, 07:21:49 »
More dark grey KIRA75 photos:













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« Reply #219 on: Fri, 13 April 2018, 07:25:20 »
Something out of the norm in this thread, I asked Krytone if we can try to have some aluminum caps machined. We used his Crowned Skull design to test what can be done:











The stems are quite loose especially on Cherry MX stems (not so much on box switches) and will need adjustment, but I would say it's not bad for a first try without relying on other people's measurements.


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« Reply #221 on: Fri, 13 April 2018, 07:44:37 »
OMG ... this is insane... I wish I wasn't broke right now :( GB?

GB for which one? The 75 isn't really planned any time soon, and the Crowned Skulls are just a test and won't be made for a sale.


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« Reply #222 on: Fri, 13 April 2018, 14:12:53 »
Out of curiosity, is that the red shade on the aluminum keycaps that will be used for Kira EXS?  It's very nice, a deeper red.
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« Reply #223 on: Fri, 13 April 2018, 19:28:12 »
Out of curiosity, is that the red shade on the aluminum keycaps that will be used for Kira EXS?  It's very nice, a deeper red.

It is the same red across the buys, from KIRA60 to EXS. The windows where I took the photo has a bluish tint though, and I didn't adjust for white balance.


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« Reply #224 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 01:52:34 »
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« Reply #225 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 02:47:46 »
*swoon! Cannot wait

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« Reply #227 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 05:51:59 »
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So much want!!! Just waiting on the last custom bit to arrive and I'll have my Kira60 all built!
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« Reply #228 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 06:05:12 »
This arrived.


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« Reply #229 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 06:15:28 »
This arrived.
Damn that looks clean af man! That the TKL prototype?
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« Reply #230 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 06:25:14 »
This arrived.
Damn that looks clean af man! That the TKL prototype?

Indeed it is.


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« Reply #231 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 06:44:25 »
This arrived.
Damn that looks clean af man! That the TKL prototype?

Indeed it is.
Well I'm drooling.... I'm definitely going to try and get one to match my 60!
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« Reply #232 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 07:16:10 »
This arrived.


this is nice... please leave us some time to recover from recent GBs, to get in on this one... is there an eta for the GB for this one? (and the matching numpad you teased)

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« Reply #233 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 07:26:05 »
This arrived.

Any chance for universal plate and ISO compatability for the TKL?  ;)

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« Reply #234 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 07:50:51 »
This arrived.
Damn that looks clean af man! That the TKL prototype?

Indeed it is.
Well I'm drooling.... I'm definitely going to try and get one to match my 60!

Nice, share photos of the 60 when it's done :D

This arrived.


this is nice... please leave us some time to recover from recent GBs, to get in on this one... is there an eta for the GB for this one? (and the matching numpad you teased)

How much time? Haha, it's up to beamingrobot.

This arrived.

Any chance for universal plate and ISO compatability for the TKL?  ;)

Yes ISO plate can be included, I can't promise anything but I've prepared a CAD for it.


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« Reply #235 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 09:50:43 »
Oh man, that white prototype looks so good. Is the quality decent?
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« Reply #236 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 09:52:44 »
About recovering from recent GBs.... Please. Like a few months?

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« Reply #237 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 10:12:48 »
Oh man, that white prototype looks so good. Is the quality decent?

The quality is really good, but from what I've seen "white" MAO gets dirty easily. I was told this particular finish has anti-dirt qualities, I'll know more after some time. It looks really good in person :)

About recovering from recent GBs.... Please. Like a few months?

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« Reply #238 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 10:48:12 »
Oh man, that white prototype looks so good. Is the quality decent?

The quality is really good, but from what I've seen "white" MAO gets dirty easily. I was told this particular finish has anti-dirt qualities, I'll know more after some time. It looks really good in person :)

That's interesting--the ease of getting marks and dirt onto the finish is why I haven't seriously considered it so far. Looking forward to your findings.
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« Reply #239 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 11:46:09 »
Oh man, that white prototype looks so good. Is the quality decent?

The quality is really good, but from what I've seen "white" MAO gets dirty easily. I was told this particular finish has anti-dirt qualities, I'll know more after some time. It looks really good in person :)

That's interesting--the ease of getting marks and dirt onto the finish is why I haven't seriously considered it so far. Looking forward to your findings.

Was chatting with thesis about this some time back but my experience with MAO was that it tends to scratch easily given that it's a rather thin layer and a process that produces greyish white rather than a 'pure' white colour.

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« Reply #240 on: Thu, 19 April 2018, 02:41:49 »
Be interested to know if you have ever thought of doing a 65% thesis?

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« Reply #241 on: Thu, 19 April 2018, 05:50:06 »
Oh man, that white prototype looks so good. Is the quality decent?

The quality is really good, but from what I've seen "white" MAO gets dirty easily. I was told this particular finish has anti-dirt qualities, I'll know more after some time. It looks really good in person :)


I can get my hands real greasy, if you need some stress testing ;)

I'm torn though. I saw Kingnestea's black Kira 60% at a meetup and the finish on that was drop dead gorgeous. I've been craving a white keyboard, but I somehow think the angular design of this one would look better in black than white... If I get into the GB, I'm gonna have a hard time deciding on color :p
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« Reply #242 on: Thu, 19 April 2018, 06:04:49 »
Oh man, that white prototype looks so good. Is the quality decent?

The quality is really good, but from what I've seen "white" MAO gets dirty easily. I was told this particular finish has anti-dirt qualities, I'll know more after some time. It looks really good in person :)


I can get my hands real greasy, if you need some stress testing ;)

I'm torn though. I saw Kingnestea's black Kira 60% at a meetup and the finish on that was drop dead gorgeous. I've been craving a white keyboard, but I somehow think the angular design of this one would look better in black than white... If I get into the GB, I'm gonna have a hard time deciding on color :p


I'd be wanting this polygonal design in a slate gray or a greenish colour like this

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« Reply #243 on: Thu, 19 April 2018, 16:57:56 »
Be interested to know if you have ever thought of doing a 65% thesis?

I have. Also 40%, FC660C, split TKL, full 1800, etc. Haven't started anything yet.  :))

Oh man, that white prototype looks so good. Is the quality decent?

The quality is really good, but from what I've seen "white" MAO gets dirty easily. I was told this particular finish has anti-dirt qualities, I'll know more after some time. It looks really good in person :)


I can get my hands real greasy, if you need some stress testing ;)

I'm torn though. I saw Kingnestea's black Kira 60% at a meetup and the finish on that was drop dead gorgeous. I've been craving a white keyboard, but I somehow think the angular design of this one would look better in black than white... If I get into the GB, I'm gonna have a hard time deciding on color :p

The white was more of a test, and honestly it's really good but like anything white the slightest smudge tends to make it look dirty easily. I would think grey and black is good, matte black would be a nice prototype sample.

Oh man, that white prototype looks so good. Is the quality decent?

The quality is really good, but from what I've seen "white" MAO gets dirty easily. I was told this particular finish has anti-dirt qualities, I'll know more after some time. It looks really good in person :)


I can get my hands real greasy, if you need some stress testing ;)

I'm torn though. I saw Kingnestea's black Kira 60% at a meetup and the finish on that was drop dead gorgeous. I've been craving a white keyboard, but I somehow think the angular design of this one would look better in black than white... If I get into the GB, I'm gonna have a hard time deciding on color :p


I'd be wanting this polygonal design in a slate gray or a greenish colour like this

I think that green is similar to the one I have. :)


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« Reply #244 on: Thu, 19 April 2018, 17:54:54 »
This arrived.

Any chance for universal plate and ISO compatability for the TKL?  ;)

Yes ISO plate can be included, I can't promise anything but I've prepared a CAD for it.

The dream lives on! :)

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« Reply #245 on: Sat, 21 April 2018, 10:36:09 »
Green TKL to match camping would be next level

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« Reply #246 on: Tue, 08 May 2018, 18:19:00 »
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« Reply #247 on: Tue, 08 May 2018, 18:22:45 »
Nice chunky solid lines.  thesiscamper has mastered the best bezel size for each layout (in my subjective opinion).
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« Reply #248 on: Wed, 09 May 2018, 02:22:46 »
Carbon-themed KN2.10 by thesiscamper. Limited Edition.

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« Reply #249 on: Wed, 09 May 2018, 02:24:33 »
I really like the name.. (winks) :D