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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #350 on: Mon, 18 June 2018, 08:56:05 »
This is the first GB i have seriously considered entering, i just like the look of it and its almost a meme in design, but the best designed meme i have seen and i like it a lot.

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #351 on: Mon, 18 June 2018, 09:00:37 »
This is the first GB i have seriously considered entering, i just like the look of it and its almost a meme in design, but the best designed meme i have seen and i like it a lot.
It's been a while since I've received both a compliment and a diss at the same time. :D It's an honour to be your cherry popper, mate!

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #352 on: Mon, 18 June 2018, 17:10:03 »
Is the plate design already final? Or are you considering separate plate design for those who want a fixed home row layout?

Overall, I think it is quite interesting, specially the layout.
I have never thought I'd be interested with anything smaller than 60% but here I am waiting for the GB. XD

50% is really an interesting choice. I tried playing around with this layout in KLE and have made a few variations that I really like. Maybe we'll get a 50% uprising someday. Haha  :))
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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #353 on: Mon, 18 June 2018, 17:51:03 »
This is the first GB i have seriously considered entering, i just like the look of it and its almost a meme in design, but the best designed meme i have seen and i like it a lot.
It's been a while since I've received both a compliment and a diss at the same time. :D It's an honour to be your cherry popper, mate!


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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #354 on: Mon, 18 June 2018, 22:04:48 »
Wanted to update everyone with some real evidence that something's happening! :D

These are the sample or prototype (actually Founders Edition) TMO50's that are currently produced in China. Should have some more updates in next couple of weeks and then finished boards in July. If all is well, GB will start as soon as Founders do quality control and approve. :)

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It looks great man!
   

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #355 on: Tue, 19 June 2018, 15:46:05 »
I really love this design, and am hoping the cost isn't out of my budget. Fingers crossed!

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #356 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 08:58:09 »
Lovely board! one of the most creative keeb I've ever seen. Hoping can join the GB when it's available.

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #357 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 11:40:54 »
Can't wait to see the prototypes! Should be a good design! :)

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #358 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 16:26:35 »
Those founders' editions look gorgeous! I'll sell off all of my other keebs to purchase this beauty when the GB starts





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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #359 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 03:39:33 »
Everything's moving along!




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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #360 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 03:43:53 »
:O That's so cool!!!!

I can't wait to see an assembled version  :D :D

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #361 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 04:14:01 »
Yay, thanks for more progress shots! Looks great.

Any idea at what point we might see anodization samples for the different colour choices?

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« Reply #362 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 05:37:32 »
Yay, thanks for more progress shots! Looks great.

Any idea at what point we might see anodization samples for the different colour choices?
Well, it'll be done once these get anodized. Samples are different from these boards though so proto boards are gonna one-offs.

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #363 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 06:08:46 »
How LED's light bleeding will be prevented?

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #364 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 07:24:32 »
I just had a tiny freak out this morning - Is this project going to be a raffle? or will everyone who wants one be able to join?

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« Reply #365 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 10:30:00 »
Everything's moving along!

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that led too sexy  :-*

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #366 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 11:58:14 »
Everything's moving along!

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Looks amazing, I can already see the final product in my mind looking at the samples. Nicely run IC btw, with updates and responsive to feedbacks. Will the Founders edition units be available to people who are willing to beta test(paying for the unit of course)?

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #367 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 12:08:03 »
Everything's moving along!

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Looks amazing, I can already see the final product in my mind looking at the samples. Nicely run IC btw, with updates and responsive to feedbacks. Will the Founders edition units be available to people who are willing to beta test(paying for the unit of course)?

Based on the previous stuff in the thread, i think founders units have already been allocated to some testers based on the original IC form stuff, sadly :( I'd have loved to get in on one otherwise

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #368 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 12:17:01 »
Sad to hear. As someone who’s never used a 40% and can’t imagine living without numbers I would be a perfect tester


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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #369 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 12:43:14 »
They look so good! drool

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #370 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 12:53:37 »
Everything's moving along!

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Looks amazing, I can already see the final product in my mind looking at the samples. Nicely run IC btw, with updates and responsive to feedbacks. Will the Founders edition units be available to people who are willing to beta test(paying for the unit of course)?
Everything's moving along!

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Looks amazing, I can already see the final product in my mind looking at the samples. Nicely run IC btw, with updates and responsive to feedbacks. Will the Founders edition units be available to people who are willing to beta test(paying for the unit of course)?

Based on the previous stuff in the thread, i think founders units have already been allocated to some testers based on the original IC form stuff, sadly :( I'd have loved to get in on one otherwise
Sad to hear. As someone who’s never used a 40% and can’t imagine living without numbers I would be a perfect tester


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Yes, I've already chosen founders aka testers for these prototype boards. Some were RNGed and some was close friends that were eager to help out with manufacturing costs. This has allowed me to make every option at least in one piece so to check. I'm sorry if someone's left out. But I guarantee that GB isn't a raffle. And also not really a FCFS thing. It'll be limited but I don't think this board will "fly off the shelf" that quick.

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #371 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 13:15:59 »
Firstly I'd like to say I wasn't too into this at first, but I've come to like it more and more every time I see it.

It gives me the same vibes as something like the Pearl. Its on the edge of usability for me, but its so novel and I want it because its so unique.

Forgive me if this has been talked about/confirmed, is this alps compatible?

If so, will there be problems with the middle row and alps switches clipping in? Dont they rely on the side clips mostly? With that gaping hole in the plate that is the middle row, I'm a little concerned. Someone correct me if necessary.

How will alps stabs work with this?

Other than that, looking good. :thumb:



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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #372 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 14:07:52 »
How LED's light bleeding will be prevented?


Well, LEDs come right up to the indicator hole. But I'll have to test it out still.


I just had a tiny freak out this morning - Is this project going to be a raffle? or will everyone who wants one be able to join?


It's not a raffle, don't worry. :)


This is the first GB i have seriously considered entering, i just like the look of it and its almost a meme in design, but the best designed meme i have seen and i like it a lot.
It's been a while since I've received both a compliment and a diss at the same time. :D It's an honour to be your cherry popper, mate!


is an insult in disguise a compliment?


Hmm, I didn't think of it as an insult. Hope it's not, lol


Is the plate design already final? Or are you considering separate plate design for those who want a fixed home row layout?

Overall, I think it is quite interesting, specially the layout.
I have never thought I'd be interested with anything smaller than 60% but here I am waiting for the GB. XD

50% is really an interesting choice. I tried playing around with this layout in KLE and have made a few variations that I really like. Maybe we'll get a 50% uprising someday. Haha  :))

We'll test it out still and get some feedback from the testers. It's the only plate design as of yet but quite a lot people aren't really sure about it. It's done this way though as it allows base kit support as well as 40% kits. It's for maximum compatibility.
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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #373 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 14:16:05 »
It's hard for me not to gum up this thread with how excited I am about this board... it's not just a cool looking novelty board for me, it's pretty much my dream layout for travel and work trips that I intend to use for a very long time.  Minimal (with a little flair), compact, useful, and well thought out.

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #374 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 14:21:42 »
So when do I get to throw my money at you?  Also a second plea for someone to co-launch the keyset shows in PyroL's render!

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #375 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 20:54:49 »
Sorry if I missed it, but how tall is this compared to the Pearl?

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« Reply #376 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 00:17:52 »
Sorry if I missed it, but how tall is this compared to the Pearl?
I can't answer that unfortunately. I tried looking up Pearl's dimensions but couldn't find it. Width wise this is definitely wider. Height wise I'm pretty certain TMO is lower but again I don't really know. Some testers have a Pearl too so will ask for comparison pics.

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #377 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 00:29:06 »
So when do I get to throw my money at you?  Also a second plea for someone to co-launch the keyset shows in PyroL's render!
With epbt 9009 base colors coming out so well, it shouldn't be that hard to organize a comparatively less expensive GB using epbt vs gmk blanks.

You should do it ;)

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #378 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 02:51:02 »
defo interested in where this is going :)

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #379 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 07:13:32 »
Sorry if I missed it, but how tall is this compared to the Pearl?
I can't answer that unfortunately. I tried looking up Pearl's dimensions but couldn't find it. Width wise this is definitely wider. Height wise I'm pretty certain TMO is lower but again I don't really know. Some testers have a Pearl too so will ask for comparison pics.


You could provide dimensions for the TMO and let the people do their own homework. Doing it for them is just an uneccesary burden that there is no reason for you to be loaded with.

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #380 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 08:29:13 »
Sweet !! Can't wait for the GB go live!

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #381 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 10:00:54 »
I've been lurking in this thread, and I have to say it's the most active of threads I've been watching lately.
I didn't actually think I'd want a 50% board, but I've come to want one in my collection.... and I hope this board becomes that one. I have to admit, I'm very curious to work with it to see if it's a format I could grow accustomed to.
The board looks awesome, regardless.

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #382 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 10:29:01 »
Sorry if I missed it, but how tall is this compared to the Pearl?
I can't answer that unfortunately. I tried looking up Pearl's dimensions but couldn't find it. Width wise this is definitely wider. Height wise I'm pretty certain TMO is lower but again I don't really know. Some testers have a Pearl too so will ask for comparison pics.


You could provide dimensions for the TMO and let the people do their own homework. Doing it for them is just an uneccesary burden that there is no reason for you to be loaded with.

This is fine by me. I only ask because the Pearl is kinda tall and chunky looking. Looking back at the prototype photos this is probably quite a bit slimmer. Actual measurements would be nice though.

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #383 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 10:47:44 »
Sorry if I missed it, but how tall is this compared to the Pearl?
I can't answer that unfortunately. I tried looking up Pearl's dimensions but couldn't find it. Width wise this is definitely wider. Height wise I'm pretty certain TMO is lower but again I don't really know. Some testers have a Pearl too so will ask for comparison pics.


You could provide dimensions for the TMO and let the people do their own homework. Doing it for them is just an uneccesary burden that there is no reason for you to be loaded with.

This is fine by me. I only ask because the Pearl is kinda tall and chunky looking. Looking back at the prototype photos this is probably quite a bit slimmer. Actual measurements would be nice though.

No problemo, dimensions are - 297.5mm × 89.15mm × 25.21mm (Back) / 16.3mm (Front)  (Width × Depth × Height)

Added this to the OP too! :)

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #384 on: Fri, 22 June 2018, 11:04:27 »
Wow I didn't realize it was 16.3mm in the front that's pretty low! Love it!
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« Reply #385 on: Tue, 26 June 2018, 09:05:58 »
Wow, this looks amazing! I'm gonna have a hard time deciding between KUMO and this. It's gonna come down to release date and pricing (though perhaps I'll buy both anyway).
I'm looking forward to seeing the completed prototypes!
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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #386 on: Wed, 27 June 2018, 21:33:39 »
Wow, this looks amazing! I'm gonna have a hard time deciding between KUMO and this. It's gonna come down to release date and pricing (though perhaps I'll buy both anyway).
I'm looking forward to seeing the completed prototypes!



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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #387 on: Thu, 28 June 2018, 17:55:37 »
i would buy this case imidialy if it was for a split kekyboard and would have a wrist rest

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #388 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 06:56:32 »
i would buy this case imidialy if it was for a split kekyboard and would have a wrist rest

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #389 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 07:01:14 »
i would buy this case imidialy if it was for a split kekyboard and would have a wrist rest

'I would buy this keyboard if it was actually a different keyboard'
Yes, I would agree that that sounds like a different board. :D

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #390 on: Fri, 29 June 2018, 10:22:32 »
i would buy this case imidialy if it was for a split kekyboard and would have a wrist rest

'I would buy this keyboard if it was actually a different keyboard'
Yes, I would agree that that sounds like a different board. :D


I confess that I sin father: I had very sarcastic thoughts the first time I read that "I would buy" comment.

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #391 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 15:36:04 »
If someone's not in the loop -

GH HAS BEEN SOLD

I'm trying to see where this goes as it sure as hell is not something nice. What are you guys thinking of doing with this - where you'd go? I'd like to have a small discussion for this as I'd like to keep an update on this and already find a "plan B" for this IC. I'm fine with posting on reddit (as I should and will do with GB) but it's really a place with a short life span for posts. I truly enjoy the GH community and people that are here and also everywhere else in this forum.

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We should have finished anodization late this week or early next week so it's really close guys. Also we've received red PCBs for the founders and i gotta say... Way sexier than the green ones.









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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #392 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 16:10:16 »
If someone's not in the loop -

GH HAS BEEN SOLD

I'm trying to see where this goes as it sure as hell is not something nice. What are you guys thinking of doing with this - where you'd go? I'd like to have a small discussion for this as I'd like to keep an update on this and already find a "plan B" for this IC. I'm fine with posting on reddit (as I should and will do with GB) but it's really a place with a short life span for posts. I truly enjoy the GH community and people that are here and also everywhere else in this forum.

Related to the IC:
We should have finished anodization late this week or early next week so it's really close guys. Also we've received red PCBs for the founders and i gotta say... Way sexier than the green ones.

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Sorry funder, I dont want to go too off topic from the tmo50, but I thought zeal bought GH?

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #393 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 16:12:44 »
It hasn't been sold yet.  Nothing's concrete other than Zeal is out of the running.
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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #394 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 16:14:38 »
It hasn't been sold yet.  Nothing's concrete other than Zeal is out of the running.
Ty for update. Back to TMO.

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #395 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 16:18:52 »
Think the prototypes look pretty good. Still interested to this point  :thumb:
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« Reply #396 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 16:21:32 »
That red is looking fantastic. Looking forward to the GB going live in the future

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #397 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 16:24:30 »
If someone's not in the loop -

GH HAS BEEN SOLD

I'm trying to see where this goes as it sure as hell is not something nice. What are you guys thinking of doing with this - where you'd go? I'd like to have a small discussion for this as I'd like to keep an update on this and already find a "plan B" for this IC. I'm fine with posting on reddit (as I should and will do with GB) but it's really a place with a short life span for posts. I truly enjoy the GH community and people that are here and also everywhere else in this forum.

Related to the IC:
We should have finished anodization late this week or early next week so it's really close guys. Also we've received red PCBs for the founders and i gotta say... Way sexier than the green ones.

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #398 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 16:39:07 »
I am not sure if GH has been sold already; but, if that may affect your project, I'd say move it to your preferred alternate forum. I am not familiar with rMK. I know DT and GH only, but any one you preferred it would be OK, as long as your upcoming GB is preserved as it is, in terms of design, prices and everything else. The TMO50 is so cool that it deserves to be run as an actual community GB. Thank you for asking.

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Re: [IC] TMO50 keyboard
« Reply #399 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 16:51:40 »
If someone's not in the loop -

GH HAS BEEN SOLD

I'm trying to see where this goes as it sure as hell is not something nice. What are you guys thinking of doing with this - where you'd go? I'd like to have a small discussion for this as I'd like to keep an update on this and already find a "plan B" for this IC. I'm fine with posting on reddit (as I should and will do with GB) but it's really a place with a short life span for posts. I truly enjoy the GH community and people that are here and also everywhere else in this forum.

Related to the IC:
We should have finished anodization late this week or early next week so it's really close guys. Also we've received red PCBs for the founders and i gotta say... Way sexier than the green ones.

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Damn that PCB is sexy.