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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #50 on: Sat, 12 August 2017, 23:52:26 »
Just curious, what will become of the "original" KIRA?  Are there any plans to develop that?

Input Club is developing it at the moment, and most of the legwork will come from them. I still have some ideas so I'm just making things I want.

Are they developing it in conjunction with MD? Or is this going to be completely I:C?

I leave it to them to decide how and where to do it, and I'm kinda keeping myself busy with personal projects.

not gonna lie, those pictures are beautiful

Thanks, my friend is a great photographer (shot those on a dining table with limited space  :)) )

Can I please throw my money at you now? Violently?

Side question here...

Is there a way to setup an RSS so that you never miss when group buys go live? I would love to get into RSS feeds but I don't know how.

My focus right now has shifted to the 60%, and I'm waiting on news for the PCB for the compact 1800. I'm not sure which layout you wanted, but right now I'm not planning anything until I have a working board. The 60% still needs minor tweaks, I'll probably raise the bezel and make the weight design on the bottom bigger. You can subscribe to this thread for when I post updates  :thumb:


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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #51 on: Wed, 23 August 2017, 04:14:33 »
I have been lurking around for more Kira (I:C) updates and found out about this. Good on you for both concepts (btw I hope you like the compact with no space between f-row, I sure do):thumb:, but now this is throwing a wrench in my plans because both boards are very appealling! Woe is me :-\.... heck if there is a sufficient gap between releases I might consider purchasing both.

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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #52 on: Sun, 27 August 2017, 01:18:24 »
I have been lurking around for more Kira (I:C) updates and found out about this. Good on you for both concepts (btw I hope you like the compact with no space between f-row, I sure do):thumb:, but now this is throwing a wrench in my plans because both boards are very appealling! Woe is me :-\.... heck if there is a sufficient gap between releases I might consider purchasing both.

I can't really say anything about the keyboard IC is working on, it's now out of my hands and they're still busy with their other keyboards. They said they'll try to launch it this year, but who knows? I'd rather focus on things I actually have control on. I won't be making a new prototype for the KIRA EX until I have a PCB to put in it.

That said, I now have a working board for the KIRA60. I'm glad the first prototype only has minor things I will be changing, and I'm actually using it right now. Here are some potato shots I did myself, since my photographer friend is out of the country:





















I'll be selling this to a colleague and using that cash to do a second prototype with the minor changes I have planned.. so maybe in 3 weeks I can have an update again.


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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #53 on: Sun, 27 August 2017, 01:28:35 »
I have been lurking around for more Kira (I:C) updates and found out about this. Good on you for both concepts (btw I hope you like the compact with no space between f-row, I sure do):thumb:, but now this is throwing a wrench in my plans because both boards are very appealling! Woe is me :-\.... heck if there is a sufficient gap between releases I might consider purchasing both.

I can't really say anything about the keyboard IC is working on, it's now out of my hands and they're still busy with their other keyboards. They said they'll try to launch it this year, but who knows? I'd rather focus on things I actually have control on. I won't be making a new prototype for the KIRA EX until I have a PCB to put in it.

That said, I now have a working board for the KIRA60. I'm glad the first prototype only has minor things I will be changing, and I'm actually using it right now. Here are some potato shots I did myself, since my photographer friend is out of the country:

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I'll be selling this to a colleague and using that cash to do a second prototype with the minor changes I have planned.. so maybe in 3 weeks I can have an update again.


Yeee! Where are the butt pics?

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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #54 on: Sun, 27 August 2017, 03:53:36 »


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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #55 on: Sun, 27 August 2017, 04:05:08 »
Yeee! Where are the butt pics?

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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #56 on: Sun, 27 August 2017, 04:16:53 »
Lookin sleek dude.

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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #57 on: Sun, 27 August 2017, 04:45:25 »
I have been lurking around for more Kira (I:C) updates and found out about this. Good on you for both concepts (btw I hope you like the compact with no space between f-row, I sure do):thumb:, but now this is throwing a wrench in my plans because both boards are very appealling! Woe is me :-\.... heck if there is a sufficient gap between releases I might consider purchasing both.

I can't really say anything about the keyboard IC is working on, it's now out of my hands and they're still busy with their other keyboards. They said they'll try to launch it this year, but who knows? I'd rather focus on things I actually have control on. I won't be making a new prototype for the KIRA EX until I have a PCB to put in it.

That said, I now have a working board for the KIRA60. I'm glad the first prototype only has minor things I will be changing, and I'm actually using it right now. Here are some potato shots I did myself, since my photographer friend is out of the country:

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I'll be selling this to a colleague and using that cash to do a second prototype with the minor changes I have planned.. so maybe in 3 weeks I can have an update again.

 :thumb: absolutely in love with the angles used for these cases, will definitely be keeping an eye out on this Kira60.

I guess we will see when I:C's board overcomes the light emitting "basefoot" hurdle. Ethier way I'm interested to see the future for both however far off we are from the release dates. I'm definitely in no rush anyways since I've been knee deep in keycap group buys as of late.

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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #58 on: Sun, 27 August 2017, 05:30:46 »
Lookin sleek dude.

Thanks man, hopefully the second prototype will be better and what I really have in mind  :thumb:

I guess we will see when I:C's board overcomes the light emitting "basefoot" hurdle. Ethier way I'm interested to see the future for both however far off we are from the release dates. I'm definitely in no rush anyways since I've been knee deep in keycap group buys as of late.

Yeah, that diffuser bottom and the indicator holes at the side are a hurdle for sure. Thank you for the support  :)


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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #59 on: Sun, 27 August 2017, 09:22:44 »
Any idea what plate materials will be offered?
keyboards.

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« Reply #60 on: Sun, 27 August 2017, 09:47:51 »
Any idea what plate materials will be offered?

Not finalized at the moment, although I have already asked quotes for brass, stainless steel and of course, aluminum. Stainless steel is the most expensive one, around double the others because "it's harder so it's not as easy to cut". Brass and anodized aluminum is around the same price.


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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #61 on: Mon, 28 August 2017, 05:59:34 »
Colleague bought the 60% prototype, so I'll be giving a go for the updated CAD.



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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #62 on: Sat, 09 September 2017, 00:32:09 »
Just signed up tell you that your designs are amazing :)
Just wondering...are you from the Philippines?

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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #63 on: Sun, 10 September 2017, 00:13:13 »
Just signed up tell you that your designs are amazing :)
Just wondering...are you from the Philippines?

Thanks! Yes I'm from the Philippines, but currently in Singapore.

As for an update, I am waiting for the 2nd version of the 60% which should be in production, and waiting for a prototype PCB of the compact 1800 which is also under development. In the mean time, I can't just stay idle and count the days, so I made this:






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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #64 on: Sun, 10 September 2017, 02:05:25 »
I'm from the Philippines too, but in Germany.
I really like your design and the sun and stars at the bottom.
Will it be on the Kira keyboard too?

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« Reply #65 on: Sun, 10 September 2017, 02:15:51 »
I'm from the Philippines too, but in Germany.
I really like your design and the sun and stars at the bottom.
Will it be on the Kira keyboard too?

Kabayan!

The sun and stars design will be used for all my own projects, but not for Input Club's.  :)


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« Reply #66 on: Sun, 10 September 2017, 02:42:24 »

Kabayan!

The sun and stars design will be used for all my own projects, but not for Input Club's.  :)

Yep :D
Oh, I hope that you that the design will be produced someday.
I love it!
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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #67 on: Mon, 11 September 2017, 01:38:34 »
I have been lurking around for more Kira (I:C) updates and found out about this. Good on you for both concepts (btw I hope you like the compact with no space between f-row, I sure do):thumb:, but now this is throwing a wrench in my plans because both boards are very appealling! Woe is me :-\.... heck if there is a sufficient gap between releases I might consider purchasing both.

I can't really say anything about the keyboard IC is working on, it's now out of my hands and they're still busy with their other keyboards. They said they'll try to launch it this year, but who knows? I'd rather focus on things I actually have control on. I won't be making a new prototype for the KIRA EX until I have a PCB to put in it.

That said, I now have a working board for the KIRA60. I'm glad the first prototype only has minor things I will be changing, and I'm actually using it right now. Here are some potato shots I did myself, since my photographer friend is out of the country:

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I'll be selling this to a colleague and using that cash to do a second prototype with the minor changes I have planned.. so maybe in 3 weeks I can have an update again.

Oh my goodness. Thesis, please make this! It would be sweet if it was compatible with standard 60% PCB's!

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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #68 on: Mon, 11 September 2017, 01:41:05 »
Just signed up tell you that your designs are amazing :)
Just wondering...are you from the Philippines?

Thanks! Yes I'm from the Philippines, but currently in Singapore.

As for an update, I am waiting for the 2nd version of the 60% which should be in production, and waiting for a prototype PCB of the compact 1800 which is also under development. In the mean time, I can't just stay idle and count the days, so I made this:

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Oh darn, this looks great too! Is this going to be top mount?
Any chance for a version that can use standard 60% PCB's?

Beautiful work, as always Thesis!!

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« Reply #69 on: Mon, 11 September 2017, 06:48:24 »
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I have been lurking around for more Kira (I:C) updates and found out about this. Good on you for both concepts (btw I hope you like the compact with no space between f-row, I sure do):thumb:, but now this is throwing a wrench in my plans because both boards are very appealling! Woe is me :-\.... heck if there is a sufficient gap between releases I might consider purchasing both.

I can't really say anything about the keyboard IC is working on, it's now out of my hands and they're still busy with their other keyboards. They said they'll try to launch it this year, but who knows? I'd rather focus on things I actually have control on. I won't be making a new prototype for the KIRA EX until I have a PCB to put in it.

That said, I now have a working board for the KIRA60. I'm glad the first prototype only has minor things I will be changing, and I'm actually using it right now. Here are some potato shots I did myself, since my photographer friend is out of the country:

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I'll be selling this to a colleague and using that cash to do a second prototype with the minor changes I have planned.. so maybe in 3 weeks I can have an update again.

Oh my goodness. Thesis, please make this! It would be sweet if it was compatible with standard 60% PCB's!

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Just signed up tell you that your designs are amazing :)
Just wondering...are you from the Philippines?

Thanks! Yes I'm from the Philippines, but currently in Singapore.

As for an update, I am waiting for the 2nd version of the 60% which should be in production, and waiting for a prototype PCB of the compact 1800 which is also under development. In the mean time, I can't just stay idle and count the days, so I made this:

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Oh darn, this looks great too! Is this going to be top mount?
Any chance for a version that can use standard 60% PCB's?

Beautiful work, as always Thesis!!

Thanks man. The new design is not a 60%, but yeah it's top mount.


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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #70 on: Wed, 13 September 2017, 16:29:29 »
As a Filipino here in Canada, I'm very hyped about the Kira projects!

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« Reply #71 on: Wed, 20 September 2017, 20:33:42 »
As a Filipino here in Canada, I'm very hyped about the Kira projects!
Thanks!

Update:
Updated 60% boards are ready to be shipped from the factory



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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #72 on: Thu, 21 September 2017, 01:24:23 »
Looks amazing :D
Where is the order button   ;D


Update:
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« Reply #73 on: Thu, 21 September 2017, 01:28:49 »
Looks amazing :D
Where is the order button   ;D


Update:
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You can hopefully see the black one in person, in Frankfurt next month ;)


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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #74 on: Thu, 21 September 2017, 01:49:04 »
In Frankfurt?
Some kinda convention?

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« Reply #75 on: Thu, 21 September 2017, 02:45:04 »
In Frankfurt?
Some kinda convention?
I was told there's a meetup.


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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #76 on: Thu, 21 September 2017, 05:30:32 »
Ah ok. About an hour from where I live.

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« Reply #77 on: Thu, 21 September 2017, 09:52:35 »
Thesiscamper, I'm in SG as well (pinoy rin). If you need to sell that bright red prototype case, please send me a message. I'd be very much willing to take it from you.
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« Reply #78 on: Fri, 22 September 2017, 09:29:34 »

That low-poly look tho.. Great job! :thumb:

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« Reply #79 on: Fri, 22 September 2017, 09:58:46 »
Thesiscamper, I'm in SG as well (pinoy rin). If you need to sell that bright red prototype case, please send me a message. I'd be very much willing to take it from you.

The boards are with me now, and I actually like the red after seeing it in person. :)

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That low-poly look tho.. Great job! :thumb:


Thanks!  :thumb:


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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #80 on: Sat, 23 September 2017, 23:23:02 »
Some photos of the red prototype I took myself:











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« Reply #81 on: Mon, 25 September 2017, 02:38:15 »
Some photos of the red prototype I took myself:

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OMG this looks sooo great!

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« Reply #82 on: Mon, 25 September 2017, 04:44:23 »
Some photos of the red prototype I took myself:

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OMG this looks sooo great!
I'm glad you like it :)


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« Reply #83 on: Mon, 25 September 2017, 17:58:11 »
Some photos of the red prototype I took myself:

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That red is stunning!

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« Reply #84 on: Wed, 27 September 2017, 08:22:28 »
Some photos of the red prototype I took myself:

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That red is stunning!

It is! I wasn't sure at first, but I fell in love with the finish after I saw it in person. :)


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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #85 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 03:02:45 »
Will be trying this next.


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« Reply #86 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 03:03:50 »
Will be trying this next.
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Ooooh!
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« Reply #87 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 03:59:09 »
Will be trying this next.
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Hope it will be maybe 75% or 66%

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« Reply #88 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 04:48:03 »
Will be trying this next.
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Hope it will be maybe 75% or 66%

It's 75%

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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #89 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 07:08:27 »
Any word on KIRA96? I'm really loving the look of the 96 layout and that KIRA aluminium design atm (I hope there will be stainless/aluminium and no LEDs option as I've got no need for LED glows but love that sexy KIRA60 red chassis)

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« Reply #90 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 08:20:56 »
Any word on KIRA96? I'm really loving the look of the 96 layout and that KIRA aluminium design atm (I hope there will be stainless/aluminium and no LEDs option as I've got no need for LED glows but love that sexy KIRA60 red chassis)
You could just turn the LEDs off, you know...
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« Reply #91 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 08:45:06 »
Any word on KIRA96? I'm really loving the look of the 96 layout and that KIRA aluminium design atm (I hope there will be stainless/aluminium and no LEDs option as I've got no need for LED glows but love that sexy KIRA60 red chassis)
Updates for the 96-key will be coming from Input Club, they are doing all the legwork. Thanks! :)


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Re: KIRA keyboards
« Reply #92 on: Mon, 02 October 2017, 10:03:26 »
Any word on KIRA96? I'm really loving the look of the 96 layout and that KIRA aluminium design atm (I hope there will be stainless/aluminium and no LEDs option as I've got no need for LED glows but love that sexy KIRA60 red chassis)
You could just turn the LEDs off, you know...
I know Invidious, but a LED-free PCB/case could also help keep costs down and maintain the clean lines of a case. (like the KIRA60) :thumb:

Any word on KIRA96? I'm really loving the look of the 96 layout and that KIRA aluminium design atm (I hope there will be stainless/aluminium and no LEDs option as I've got no need for LED glows but love that sexy KIRA60 red chassis)
Updates for the 96-key will be coming from Input Club, they are doing all the legwork. Thanks! :)

Cheers for the heads-up thesiscamper, I'm already on the waitlist but I thought I'd ask here to see if you had any additional insight to add at this stage. :)

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« Reply #93 on: Tue, 03 October 2017, 08:44:53 »
Cheers for the heads-up thesiscamper, I'm already on the waitlist but I thought I'd ask here to see if you had any additional insight to add at this stage. :)

Not much I'm afraid, I'm not too involved in their process/workflow.


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« Reply #94 on: Sat, 21 October 2017, 05:08:29 »
It's alive! Huge thanks to kingnestea for helping me with the PCB! :D



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« Reply #95 on: Sat, 21 October 2017, 05:18:21 »
Will be trying this next.
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« Reply #96 on: Sat, 21 October 2017, 05:41:29 »
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hi, big fan

Currently considering my options for that 75%, but I plan to have the second prototype for my compact 1800 made first.


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« Reply #97 on: Sat, 21 October 2017, 21:39:45 »
Better (but still) potato photos:











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« Reply #98 on: Sat, 21 October 2017, 21:40:36 »
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I want this board.


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« Reply #99 on: Mon, 23 October 2017, 11:46:16 »
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