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Offline TriangleLab

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[GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« on: Thu, 28 December 2017, 09:42:15 »
QMK codes open sourced here

Plate and PCB files open sourced here








Interest Checked

Features

  • Fully programmable by TMK
  • 6061 aluminum case, 6063 aluminum plate, brass weight
  • USB Type C
  • Detachable WKL blockers
  • North facing or south facing LEDs are all supported by the PCB

MOQ and Price

  • MOQ 30: $290
  • MOQ 40: $275
  • MOQ 50: $260
  • Laser engraving service: $14

If another MOQ is met after you paid the invoice, you will be refunded the price differences.

The CNC and anodizing service are provided by a factory locally near Alsoran in China. The PCB is designed by me and I'm not making profit from this GB. That's why we can keep the price low.

TODO List

  • Alsoran designed the case
  • I designed the PCB
  • Case prototype finished https://imgur.com/a/eFlWa
  • PCB prototype tested https://imgur.com/a/PLWoF
  • IC finished
  • Modified the LED positions
  • Added split BS on the PCB
  • Two types of plates designed
  • GB opened
  • Manufacturing case
  • PCB finished
  • Anodizing finished
  • QC and packing

Shipping

This delivery service will be provided by DHL for most countries.

  • UK: $62
  • Germany, France: $53
  • US: $52
  • Canada: $56
  • Australia: $42
  • Vietnam: $70
  • Republic of Korea: $48
  • HongKong: SF express 'Cash on Delivery'
  • For other countries, I'll need to ask for quotes

Timeline

  • GB ends on: 10 days after GB opened, or, whenever I found MOQ 50 is reached
  • Lead time: 2-3 months.

Options


Color: We can provide 13 colors in maximum but there will be only 5 preset combinations by default. Each color combination has one color  for top and bottom case, and another color for the plate. If you pay additional $28, you can freely choose 3 colors for top case, bottom case, and plate.

Plate: There're two types of plates. Choose the first one if you don't know what's the difference.

Find detailed options and place your order here

Spreadsheet
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Offline ghostjuggernaut

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 00:45:14 »
Approval bump  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 01:28:22 »
Ordered, black with brass plate.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 01:42:50 »
This is a cool layout, I kind of want one for my work keyboard.
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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 02:14:55 »
is there a way to commit when it hits 50MOQ?

also, do you have the layout for both plates? I'm not so sure how the right split shift will look like? is it 1.75u + 1u?

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 02:23:07 »
In for a black with brass plate.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 02:41:53 »
Where will you be shipping from?

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 04:54:23 »
Will you offer the blockers shown in the pictures as an option?

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 06:55:19 »
Will you offer the blockers shown in the pictures as an option?

Check the list of features...

  • Fully programmable by TMK
  • 6061 aluminum case, 6063 aluminum plate, brass weight
  • USB Type C
  • Detachable WKL blockers
  • North facing or south facing LEDs are all supported by the PCB


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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 07:03:17 »

Got a grey one, should go well with Burgundy R2 I think.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 07:29:34 »
Interesting that there are no pitchforks about how similar to black bird this looks.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 07:33:17 »
Interesting that there are no pitchforks about how similar to black bird this looks.
It's just a layout. The sticking aspect of Duck's design is on the case sides, not the layout.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 08:07:00 »
I don't understand why the plate colour is some random colour. Is there an option to have it plain silver or the same colour as the case without paying $28?

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 08:10:24 »
I don't understand why the plate colour is some random colour. Is there an option to have it plain silver or the same colour as the case without paying $28?
I too wish this were the case.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 08:30:45 »
I don't understand why the plate colour is some random colour. Is there an option to have it plain silver or the same colour as the case without paying $28?
I too wish this were the case.

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Yea same

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 08:34:51 »
is there a way to commit when it hits 50MOQ?

also, do you have the layout for both plates? I'm not so sure how the right split shift will look like? is it 1.75u + 1u?

Sorry, no way to commit.

Split right shift is 1.75u+1u, the only correct way to me.

Where will you be shipping from?

My friend alsoran will ship boards from Chongqing, China.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 08:40:38 »
I don't understand why the plate colour is some random colour. Is there an option to have it plain silver or the same colour as the case without paying $28?

The preset colors are the combinations Alsoran likes. He couldn't provide all the combinations apparently. It's just a way to keep this GB simple.

Silver or same color with the case shouldn't add complexity too much. Just Pm me if you need that. I'll update the order info.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 08:47:06 »
Since the switch plate seems to support it, I really hope you add split space support to the PCB. PLEEEEEEASE :)

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 08:51:32 »
This is ridiculous that we have to pay an additional $28 to be able to select our own colors. Most likely no longer joining this gb because of this.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 09:23:42 »
Are the LED holes being centered like was discussed in IC thread?

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 09:43:04 »
Are the LED holes being centered like was discussed in IC thread?

He said that that had already been done
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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 09:48:32 »
Any way to know if/when youíre in or change your order?

Iím pretty sure I entered at like 3:30 AM EST but I didnít get an email or anything, and Iíve thought about it and Iíd like to pony up the $28 for ďcustom colorsĒ

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 10:06:01 »
Any way to know if/when youíre in or change your order?

Iím pretty sure I entered at like 3:30 AM EST but I didnít get an email or anything, and Iíve thought about it and Iíd like to pony up the $28 for ďcustom colorsĒ

This. Should we PM you for option changes or wait for an email?
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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 10:18:56 »
Any way to know if/when youíre in or change your order?

Iím pretty sure I entered at like 3:30 AM EST but I didnít get an email or anything, and Iíve thought about it and Iíd like to pony up the $28 for ďcustom colorsĒ

This. Should we PM you for option changes or wait for an email?

I've pmed for changes, OP mentioned an order spreadsheet will be coming.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 11:07:19 »




I don't understand why the plate colour is some random colour. Is there an option to have it plain silver or the same colour as the case without paying $28?

The preset colors are the combinations Alsoran likes. He couldn't provide all the combinations apparently. It's just a way to keep this GB simple.

Silver or same color with the case shouldn't add complexity too much. Just Pm me if you need that. I'll update the order info.



unfinished silver or same as #2 color option?
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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 11:23:53 »
Looks clean, if I wasn't in the Jetfire already I'd probably swoop this.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 13:17:02 »
If I want the black case with the brass plate instead of the red plate, I have to pay an extra $28 for that combo or do I choose the option of "extra brass plate + PCB"???


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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 13:25:35 »
If I want the black case with the brass plate instead of the red plate, I have to pay an extra $28 for that combo or do I choose the option of "extra brass plate + PCB"???


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I think that's meant to be brass weight?

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 16:12:23 »
Ordered

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 16:46:06 »
Are there brass plates? Didn't see an option for it.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 16:47:29 »
This. Should we PM you for option changes or wait for an email?

PM for changes. I'll update the form and release an anoumous spreadsheet.


unfinished silver or same as #2 color option?

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 16:49:14 »
Are there brass plates? Didn't see an option for it.

Brass plate is only available in the "additional brass plate + PCB" combo.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 16:55:52 »
MOQ 30 has been met. It's much quicker than I thought.

I guess it will reach 50 within 10 days, so I'll send out emails and invoices later.

Feel free to pm me if you want to make changes.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 16:57:05 »
Are there brass plates? Didn't see an option for it.

Brass plate is only available in the "additional brass plate + PCB" combo.
No chance of getting a single brass plate instead of aluminium? I don't really need a second pcb/plate

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[GB] AL1
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 17:02:07 »
Are there brass plates? Didn't see an option for it.

Brass plate is only available in the "additional brass plate + PCB" combo.
No chance of getting a single brass plate instead of aluminium? I don't really need a second pcb/plate


This, I would rather pay extra for the brass plate than have to pay extra for another brass plate + pcb when I would have no need for a RED aluminum plate


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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 17:03:30 »
Are there brass plates? Didn't see an option for it.

Brass plate is only available in the "additional brass plate + PCB" combo.
No chance of getting a single brass plate instead of aluminium? I don't really need a second pcb/plate


This, I would rather pay extra for the brass plate than have to pay extra for another brass plate + pcb when I would have no need for a RED aluminum plate


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I feel the same way. I'd love an aluminum to brass upgrade option.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 17:15:19 »
Are there brass plates? Didn't see an option for it.

Brass plate is only available in the "additional brass plate + PCB" combo.
No chance of getting a single brass plate instead of aluminium? I don't really need a second pcb/plate


This, I would rather pay extra for the brass plate than have to pay extra for another brass plate + pcb when I would have no need for a RED aluminum plate


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I feel the same way. I'd love an aluminum to brass upgrade option.

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Thirded. If an upgrade from alu to brass becomes available, I'd be interested. I have no use for two plates and PCBs.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 17:56:25 »
Can we got some more shots of the side and perhaps a photo of the bottom please?

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 18:07:52 »
Whatís the angle of the case? I canít seem to find it in the OP or the IC.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 18:34:50 »
Is the same workshop that anodized the boards from the TKL GB (see here https://imgur.com/a/bJPfF) doing the anodizing for the AL1? I love the blue on the boards (see second and last pic) so if the number 8 color sample is the same I might want to update my order to go with blue.
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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 18:36:11 »
Is the same workshop that anodized the boards from the TKL GB (see here https://imgur.com/a/bJPfF) doing the anodizing for the AL1? I love the blue on the boards (see second and last pic) so if the number 8 color sample is the same I might want to update my order to go with blue.
Not the same blue, I asked in the IC  :(

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 18:47:48 »
Is the same workshop that anodized the boards from the TKL GB (see here https://imgur.com/a/bJPfF) doing the anodizing for the AL1? I love the blue on the boards (see second and last pic) so if the number 8 color sample is the same I might want to update my order to go with blue.
It was mentioned in the IC that some of those pictures are renders. By the look of the surface itís on that one might be a render. If itís not a render Iím right there with you. I want that color.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 31 December 2017, 20:47:46 »
Is the same workshop that anodized the boards from the TKL GB (see here https://imgur.com/a/bJPfF) doing the anodizing for the AL1? I love the blue on the boards (see second and last pic) so if the number 8 color sample is the same I might want to update my order to go with blue.

where is the link to that TKL board?

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 01 January 2018, 00:44:02 »
Is the same workshop that anodized the boards from the TKL GB (see here https://imgur.com/a/bJPfF) doing the anodizing for the AL1? I love the blue on the boards (see second and last pic) so if the number 8 color sample is the same I might want to update my order to go with blue.

where is the link to that TKL board?

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 01 January 2018, 04:09:22 »
How will the brass (plate and weight) be treated? Is it polished, sealed or just raw?

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 01 January 2018, 08:19:38 »
Sorry guys. There won't be brass plate option.

I'd like to make some explanations on why we charge for customization of colors and the lack of flexibility of options. In most CNC/anodizing factories in China, they deal with very large orders every day. When they are asked to manufacture only several brass plates, or to anodize one color for only several parts, they not only charge you more, but also treat you with poor manners. Sometime they don't even accept the order. Alsoran will be the one who deal with these problems. He honestly provided all the possible options the factory can provide. He should be rewarded for the extra work he will do.

The current rules/options for this GB were determined by considering the number of orders, price, options, costs of risks. There're always tradeoffs but this is our decision. I hope you can understand.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 01 January 2018, 08:23:31 »
How will the brass (plate and weight) be treated? Is it polished, sealed or just raw?

It's raw by default. Alsoran mentioned he might be able to find a factory the seal them but he's uncertain.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 01 January 2018, 09:31:54 »
MOQ40 has been reached.

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Re: [GB] AL1
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 01 January 2018, 11:28:16 »
Is the same workshop that anodized the boards from the TKL GB (see here https://imgur.com/a/bJPfF) doing the anodizing for the AL1? I love the blue on the boards (see second and last pic) so if the number 8 color sample is the same I might want to update my order to go with blue.
Not the same blue, I asked in the IC  :(

Damn, I missed that. I already have enough black keyboards so I want to try something new. Maybe the red then...
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Re: [GB] AL1 (GB opened, 8 days left)
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 02 January 2018, 02:35:27 »
What is BS and Right shift are compatible slots or split only mean? and can we have some photos of the side and the back?

Also why philips screws for brass plate tho? :(

Thanks
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