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[IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard updated 6\19
« on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 02:57:28 »
Hi, everyone!

I am very excited to bring our latest project, Half-feather, to the Geekhack community.

The logo engraved on the upper case comes from the ancient Qin Variant of Seal Script which is the symbol of left-half of the word ‘Feather’ written in Seal Script.

The design of the weight on the back is inspired from the art form of traditional Chinese paper cutting, which shows the contour of a vividly depicted butterfly.

Details

Case option: Full anodized aluminum

Angle: 6°

Plate option: anodized aluminum or multicolor gradient PVD brass
PCB: running through C³-LDN firmware (not open source this time) with diver (about the diver, there gonna be a English version of it, but the manual is still being translated at this moment. It will take some time.)

Mounting Method: Burger mount with O-rings (simplified gasket mount)

Others: 3mm&3.5mm silicone dampener (after testing I decide to remove the 3.5mm dampener between plate and PCB. and keep the 3mm dampener under the PCB )

Price range: around $300→from $220

Layout support:


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Prototypes(more pictures and typing sound testing video coming on the way)











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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 03:03:06 »
I'm new here,sorry for the misspelling.  :D
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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 03:03:28 »
I'll post more pictures later
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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 03:30:46 »
Awesome design plate, pcb and etc.
   
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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 03:38:52 »
like it. but the non open-source firmware kills it for me. good luck.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 03:47:10 »
very nice! can I ask how much the prototyped cost for manufacturing?

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 04:18:31 »
PCB: running through C³-LDN firmware (not open source this time) with diver

Is there a reason why you are using this firmware? What are the advantages? Sorry, I am not familiar with the firmware.  ;D

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 05:01:40 »
PCB: running through C³-LDN firmware (not open source this time) with diver

Is there a reason why you are using this firmware? What are the advantages? Sorry, I am not familiar with the firmware.  ;D
I have Maze from Percent Studio and  ONE from Equalz Studio. It's the same firmware with those. It's much more simple compare with others. and, It's fully programmable  by using the diver 
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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 05:09:18 »
very nice! can I ask how much the prototyped cost for manufacturing?
there was some prepayments. It costs me more than 1500 USD for all(Including PCB).

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 05:42:07 »
very nice! can I ask how much the prototyped cost for manufacturing?
there was some prepayments. It costs me more than 1500 USD for all(Including PCB).

For just 1 prototype?  :eek:

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 05:47:05 »
very nice! can I ask how much the prototyped cost for manufacturing?
there was some prepayments. It costs me more than 1500 USD for all(Including PCB).
For just 1 prototype?  :eek:
750 each

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 06:52:58 »
very nice! can I ask how much the prototyped cost for manufacturing?
there was some prepayments. It costs me more than 1500 USD for all(Including PCB).
For just 1 prototype?  :eek:
750 each

Ohhh.. There are 2 prototypes. Didn't notice the black one. For $300, I'm interested...

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 06:54:09 »
very nice! can I ask how much the prototyped cost for manufacturing?
there was some prepayments. It costs me more than 1500 USD for all(Including PCB).

For just 1 prototype?  :eek:
Sounds about right. Prototypes cost significantly more than production run. I wouldn't be surprised if OP ends up paying a few grands until he's satisfied with the final version readily submitted for group buy's run.
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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 07:19:27 »
Interested in the design, do you have a timeline for the GB if IC goes well? How many do you want to run? And where will it be shipped from?


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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 07:30:13 »
This looks really cool, I like the format. I am looking for unique color cases so if there is one with a good color, I will be interested.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 08:31:17 »
I like the layout. Really interested to get one. Hope to see more details.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 10:18:24 »
Beautiful board but I can't seem to wrap my head around the logos  :( :(

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 11:56:33 »
What made you decide to put a mounting tab directly under the spacebar?

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 13:43:00 »
I really like the overall design of the case, but this layout is not doing it for me.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 15 June 2019, 15:08:35 »
What made you decide to put a mounting tab directly under the spacebar?
I noticed that and changed it in to 4x4 already.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 11:05:41 »
Interested in the design, do you have a timeline for the GB if IC goes well? How many do you want to run? And where will it be shipped from?


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If it goes well the GB will start in July,  and it will be shipped from China or Japan

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 16 June 2019, 15:55:59 »
Very much interested!

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 14:58:35 »
Interesting, will keep an eye on this project.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 15:40:07 »
Yes!

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 21:17:49 »
Multicolour plate is cool and I like the layout, but not feeling badge and weight design.

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Re: [IC] Half Feather-75% keyboard
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 17 June 2019, 22:10:48 »
love the name
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