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[GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 08:22:34 »












IC: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96716.0



Leaf 80 - 80% custom keyboard kit

Information:

    • Default kit:
      • aluminu top and bottom cases
      • aluminum plate (MX or 1.2mm ALPS)
      • ATmega32A PCB with USB Mini
      • aluminum bottom leaf shape accessory
      • rubber feet and screws
  • Price for default kit: $320 without shipping
  • 2kg with aluminum bottom accessory or 2.8 kg with brass weight
  • 19mm front
  • 5.5 degree angle
  • Case layout: standard, WKL
  • PCB layout:
    • MX switches: ANSI and ISO for both WK and WKL
    • ALPS switches: ANSI WKL, staggered capslock



Colors

Case colors:
  • E-coating black *
  • E-coating white *
  • MAO white
  • Anodizing yellow
  • Anodizing red
  • Anodizing blue
  • Anodizing green
  • Blue=>purple gradient anodizing **

0. Brass: only available for plate and weight. Brass parts will be polished or sand-blasted.

* Electrophoretic coating (e-coating) is technically similar to powder coating but way smoother, even smoother than most anodizing. The black and white e-coating are both matte colors.
** Gradient anodizing: blue on left and purple on the right side. The proportion of two colors will be 5:5 to 7:3. The separation line of top and bottom housings won't be exactly the same.













- GB link on zFrontier: kit, extra parts
- GB opens until 08/25 Eastern Time (ET)
- Expected shipping date: November 2018




Update: As several people asked, I decided to make a small batch of leaf 80 without the "leaf" engraving on the top case. Please PM me with your order # and screenshot if you want to remove the engraving. [/list]
« Last Edit: Sat, 25 August 2018, 22:20:38 by senter »

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 09:22:31 »
Approved :D

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 09:24:47 »

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 10:01:49 »
Great price! Could you take photos with Cherry profile caps on?

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 10:10:16 »
Would the plate and pcb from this board work with the TIME tkl?

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 10:16:21 »
Great price! Could you take photos with Cherry profile caps on?

Will update photos in OP

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 10:16:35 »
Would the plate and pcb from this board work with the TIME tkl?

Yes

Edit: the pcb works with Time TKL. the place doesn't
« Last Edit: Wed, 15 August 2018, 19:25:46 by senter »

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 10:25:11 »
Is it possible to get one without the leaf name imprinted on the top?

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 10:35:10 »
are there any pictures of the PCB? is mx and alps pcb the same? i dont see any distinction being made on the order page

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 10:37:31 »
Is it possible to get one without the leaf name imprinted on the top?

unfortunately no

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 10:38:53 »
are there any pictures of the PCB? is mx and alps pcb the same? i dont see any distinction being made on the order page

The PCB is a revised version of the Time TKL PCB which supports both MX and ALPS. Some issues have been fixed in this version.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 10:40:39 »
What color is the plate/insert in the yellow prototype you have?  I thought it was silver or grey but neither of those are options.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 10:44:35 »
What color is the plate/insert in the yellow prototype you have?  I thought it was silver or grey but neither of those are options.

That's MAO white

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 10:48:16 »
are extra aluminum plates sold out already?? :eek:

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 10:54:22 »
are extra aluminum plates sold out already?? :eek:

Bought one with extra PCB!  I'm so hyped!  Thanks, Senter!!

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 11:00:15 »
are extra aluminum plates sold out already?? :eek:

Hi nzhoward. You need to choose both of the two options.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 11:02:32 »
would the plate from the leaf80 fit inside a TIME TKL?  I'm thinking about taking this opportunity to upgrade my TIME TKL plate to brass.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 11:32:30 »
Hm, thinking about making this my first alu custom Alps build... Now to hunt for keycaps!

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 11:41:05 »
would the plate from the leaf80 fit inside a TIME TKL?  I'm thinking about taking this opportunity to upgrade my TIME TKL plate to brass.

Time TKL plates can fit into leaf 80 but Leaf 80 plates won't fit into Time TKL.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 11:49:44 »
Hm, thinking about making this my first alu custom Alps build... Now to hunt for keycaps!

It's a pity there are so few options for ALPS keycaps. I'm using AT101 caps right now. It's enjoyable to type on nice ALPS but AT101 caps are a little too thin for me.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 12:01:58 »
What is the programming for the PCB like? QMK? BMC?

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 13:13:14 »
Is the normal weight silver for all colours? Would have been nice to have it green by default

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 13:53:29 »
Very nice to see a good custom kit without 8+degree angles! I love smaller angles (<5 ideally) and you guys are one of the few designers that make this type of keyboard.

The corners are a bit too rounded for my liking, but besides that it's a unique and beautiful design. Good luck with the gb.
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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 13:59:42 »
What is the programming for the PCB like? QMK? BMC?

can be programmed using BMC

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 14:00:43 »
Is the normal weight silver for all colours? Would have been nice to have it green by default

The weight is in the same color as the plate.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 14:01:37 »
Very nice to see a good custom kit without 8+degree angles! I love smaller angles (<5 ideally) and you guys are one of the few designers that make this type of keyboard.

The corners are a bit too rounded for my liking, but besides that it's a unique and beautiful design. Good luck with the gb.

+1 for smaller angles. I like something between 5 and 6 degrees.

And that price... itís just too good to resist!

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 14:08:38 »
no numpad :(.

in for one though. thanks senter.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 15:02:16 »
Can we order it without the leaf writing engraving? D:

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 15:04:03 »
Can we order it without the leaf writing engraving? D:

+1




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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 15:49:32 »
Can we order it without the leaf writing engraving? D:

Is it possible to get one without the leaf name imprinted on the top?

Can we order it without the leaf writing engraving? D:

+1

As several people asked, I decided to make a small batch of leaf 80 without the "leaf" engraving on the top case.

Please PM me with your order # and screenshot if you want to remove the engraving.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 16:45:25 »
snagged a yellow, is there a limited number or before this ends will i be able to snag another?

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 17:00:44 »
snagged a yellow, is there a limited number or before this ends will i be able to snag another?

No limits

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 21:30:13 »
A bit of a stretch, but any chance for a ANSI only plate?  :p

Just a bit tired of having a wonky pipe key haha.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 21:40:47 »
A bit of a stretch, but any chance for a ANSI only plate?  :p

Just a bit tired of having a wonky pipe key haha.

No problem my friend. Just tell me the layout you want.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 22:01:31 »
Senter, I notice that there isn't an option for an WK Alps kit. If I ordered the Winkey MX kit + extra Alps plate, would that offer WK Alps support?

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 22:12:40 »
Senter, I notice that there isn't an option for an WK Alps kit. If I ordered the Winkey MX kit + extra Alps plate, would that offer WK Alps support?

The PCB was designed to support ALPS + WKL only. If you have some nice WK ALPS caps, I would suggest you to drill holes on the PCB and do the wiring. It requires some skills but it's feasible. I did it once. I can help you to change the case layout to WK if you want to do it. I can't guarantee it will work tho.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 22:32:49 »
Will the brass have some kind of coating to protect it from getting a patina?


And is it possible to get a different color plate and insert color?

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 22:50:48 »
This looks amazing!! I just wish the GB didn't close in 10 days, I have to get my stuff together fast.

What case color/plate combo do you guys think looks best with a 9009/beige keyset?
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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 22:54:48 »
Any idea on how much shipping would be to USA? Would like to get an idea before I commit to purchasing.


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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 23:24:24 »
glad the gb is finally started, now to just decide what color i want........man, this decision may take the whole gb period  :))

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 16 August 2018, 01:17:32 »
glad the gb is finally started, now to just decide what color i want........man, this decision may take the whole gb period  :))

seriously. i'm still thinking about whether i made the right choice. i think the e-coating chance for this board is too good to pass up but i love the gradient effect.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 16 August 2018, 01:19:39 »

As several people asked, I decided to make a small batch of leaf 80 without the "leaf" engraving on the top case.

Please PM me with your order # and screenshot if you want to remove the engraving.

It's great you have allowed this but now I have a hard decision to make :)). The font on the logo is beautiful but I do love a clean design.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 16 August 2018, 01:20:55 »
Also any word on the pcb colour?

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 16 August 2018, 01:24:29 »
No option to select raw or bead-blast brass parts?

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 16 August 2018, 06:26:48 »
Will the brass have some kind of coating to protect it from getting a patina?


And is it possible to get a different color plate and insert color?

no coating and not possible

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 16 August 2018, 06:28:23 »
Any idea on how much shipping would be to USA? Would like to get an idea before I commit to purchasing.

should be around $45

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 16 August 2018, 06:33:11 »
Also any word on the pcb colour?

matte black

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 16 August 2018, 06:35:40 »
No option to select raw or bead-blast brass parts?

bead-blasting is the default option.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 16 August 2018, 08:57:41 »
I'm in for the white/green combo! :)

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab Leaf 80
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 16 August 2018, 09:17:31 »
ordered! tried to resist but couldn't say no to a low angled board...