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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 11 February 2019, 11:37:00 »
In! Got hiney's pcb, now need this plate. Soon I hope you'll make a tkl case!

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #51 on: Mon, 11 February 2019, 12:22:22 »
Salamander should be compatible too, right?

In that case, I'm definitely in for one in ISO.

Not 100% sure. depends on the plate design. I haven't seen much about the Salamander's design.

To follow up here, I asked Quad_H and he confirmed that the Salamander plate isn't the same.

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #52 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 04:02:00 »
Ok, thanks for taking this into consideration anyway  :thumb:

It would have looked fantastic.

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 04:46:35 »
It would have looked fantastic.

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #54 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 10:14:54 »
yea i mean i get the scope of the idea and i appreciate that it works as a cheap and easy to design kit. i have no plans to do these things myself though.

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #55 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 13:43:52 »
Any chance of half plate ver?

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #56 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 13:49:12 »
Any chance of half plate ver?

maybe


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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #57 on: Fri, 01 March 2019, 16:58:06 »
Any chance of half plate ver?

maybe


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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #58 on: Mon, 04 March 2019, 21:56:27 »
Here's the plan for these:

Stock in mid-march (Price estimates only, not 100% final)

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FR4 Jane V2 plate - Matte black only ~$25
FR4 Jane V1/Orion/Mech27/Mira/Moon (need to verify this compat) - Matte black, gloss red/blue ~$25
    MX plates in both ANSI and ISO only (ISO only avail in matte black) - all 1.6mm thick
    Alps plates will be WKL (tsangan with 1u winkey)-only and AEK-only (1.2mm thick, matte black)
FR4 QXP Plates ~$20-25
    Final layout TBD, will likely be universal/same as the GB plate
    Matte black, gloss red, blue, white, green (not a lot of each)

There will be less gloss blue/red than matte black, think like 3:1:1 matte black:gloss red:blue.

Still on track for mid-march?

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #59 on: Mon, 04 March 2019, 21:58:04 »
Here's the plan for these:

Stock in mid-march (Price estimates only, not 100% final)

Code: [Select]
FR4 Jane V2 plate - Matte black only ~$25
FR4 Jane V1/Orion/Mech27/Mira/Moon (need to verify this compat) - Matte black, gloss red/blue ~$25
    MX plates in both ANSI and ISO only (ISO only avail in matte black) - all 1.6mm thick
    Alps plates will be WKL (tsangan with 1u winkey)-only and AEK-only (1.2mm thick, matte black)
FR4 QXP Plates ~$20-25
    Final layout TBD, will likely be universal/same as the GB plate
    Matte black, gloss red, blue, white, green (not a lot of each)

There will be less gloss blue/red than matte black, think like 3:1:1 matte black:gloss red:blue.

Still on track for mid-march?

Should be. Hoping to order these by the end of next week.

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #60 on: Mon, 04 March 2019, 22:27:59 »
Here's the plan for these:

Stock in mid-march (Price estimates only, not 100% final)

Code: [Select]
FR4 Jane V2 plate - Matte black only ~$25
FR4 Jane V1/Orion/Mech27/Mira/Moon (need to verify this compat) - Matte black, gloss red/blue ~$25
    MX plates in both ANSI and ISO only (ISO only avail in matte black) - all 1.6mm thick
    Alps plates will be WKL (tsangan with 1u winkey)-only and AEK-only (1.2mm thick, matte black)
FR4 QXP Plates ~$20-25
    Final layout TBD, will likely be universal/same as the GB plate
    Matte black, gloss red, blue, white, green (not a lot of each)

There will be less gloss blue/red than matte black, think like 3:1:1 matte black:gloss red:blue.

Still on track for mid-march?

Should be. Hoping to order these by the end of next week.

FR4 is quite interesting. I have a few made for my Canoe, works well

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 05 March 2019, 11:36:27 »
@oldcat how does FR4 compare with carbon fibre and polycarb? Thanks!

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #62 on: Tue, 05 March 2019, 11:46:42 »
@oldcat how does FR4 compare with carbon fibre and polycarb? Thanks!

sort of in between.
Personally I like CF the best. But FR4 is close. PC 1.5mm is way too soft (especially for linears). IMO thicc PC is the best way to go but very expensive to machine.

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #63 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 16:02:27 »
is this still going to happen?

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #64 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 16:07:53 »
is this still going to happen?

yes
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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #65 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 17:54:57 »
is this still going to happen?

ignore me i can't read

yes in 2ish weeks i think. gonna try to order the first bit this weekend


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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #66 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 18:08:48 »
is this still going to happen?

ignore me i can't read

yes in 2ish weeks i think. gonna try to order the first bit this weekend


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Nice! We should more plate varieties. FR4 should be good for wireless too right?

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #67 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 18:09:53 »
is this still going to happen?

ignore me i can't read

yes in 2ish weeks i think. gonna try to order the first bit this weekend


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Nice! We should more plate varieties. FR4 should be good for wireless too right?

Yeah. these won't have any copper so they should be fine for RF. If you want a design made, PM me here or on Discord (that preferably) and we can work something out.


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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #68 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 19:43:13 »
Will these be sold through your site?

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #69 on: Fri, 29 March 2019, 19:43:42 »
Will these be sold through your site?

yes


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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #70 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 13:33:51 »
Can these be shipped out with pcb orders?

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[IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #71 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 13:36:13 »
Can these be shipped out with pcb orders?

If you want to bundle them together sure. Just PM me on here/discord or email me (hineybushkeyboards@gmail.com) before ordering and I can sort that our for you.

I have the Jane v2 FR4 plates on hand - waiting for boxes to put them up for sale. They should be up tomorrow, I'll post a link here! I'm only selling them via my site as well.

The rest will be taken care of as I can. I'm hoping to get some proto Jane v1/orion/etc ones done this week or next and ordered.
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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #72 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 16:29:37 »
Hiney, do you know if these will fit the KBD8x MkI or MKII? Many thanks as always!

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #73 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 16:39:52 »
Hiney, do you know if these will fit the KBD8x MkI or MKII? Many thanks as always!

I dont believe so atm.

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #74 on: Tue, 16 April 2019, 23:28:13 »
Red, blue and matte black ANSI MX FR4 plates in stock for jane v2/koala/whale https://hineybush.com/collections/all-products/products/fr4-plates-mx?variant=26669909672000

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #75 on: Wed, 17 April 2019, 21:37:27 »
Red, blue and matte black ANSI MX FR4 plates in stock for jane v2/koala/whale https://hineybush.com/collections/all-products/products/fr4-plates-mx?variant=26669909672000

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #76 on: Mon, 27 May 2019, 18:32:08 »
Hey, are there any plans to stock the V1 plates soon?  :)

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #77 on: Mon, 27 May 2019, 18:32:47 »
Hey, are there any plans to stock the V1 plates soon?  :)

Hoping to have em at the same time as the h87 extras, so early July.


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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #78 on: Mon, 27 May 2019, 18:40:33 »
Hey, are there any plans to stock the V1 plates soon?  :)

Hoping to have em at the same time as the h87 extras, so early July.


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Awesome! Thanks, will keep an eye out for that.

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« Reply #79 on: Tue, 25 June 2019, 21:45:09 »
Hey, are there any plans to stock the V1 plates soon?  :)

Hoping to have em at the same time as the h87 extras, so early July.


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Do you plan to have the Alps v1 plates as well when these become available?

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #80 on: Wed, 26 June 2019, 10:53:25 »
Hey, are there any plans to stock the V1 plates soon?  :)

Hoping to have em at the same time as the h87 extras, so early July.


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Do you plan to have the Alps v1 plates as well when these become available?

Yeah, I will likely do two layouts (AEK and WKL/tsangan) in black for each to start. I hope to order these in the next couple days so I can have them ready.

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #81 on: Thu, 27 June 2019, 08:33:50 »
do you plan on sending out some plates to proxies like you did with the PCBs ? or will these be sold through your site only this time around ?

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #82 on: Thu, 27 June 2019, 10:00:16 »
do you plan on sending out some plates to proxies like you did with the PCBs ? or will these be sold through your site only this time around ?

No plans to send to proxies atm, but I can reach out to them!

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #83 on: Thu, 27 June 2019, 10:07:46 »
do you plan on sending out some plates to proxies like you did with the PCBs ? or will these be sold through your site only this time around ?

No plans to send to proxies atm, but I can reach out to them!

Current plan for the Jane v1/Orion/Mech27/Mira/Moon (for my own recordkeeping)

MX: ANSI only and ISO only
ANSI: Gloss red/blue and matte black
ISO: Matte black (not enough demand for more than one color imo)
Normal basic MX TKL layouts, so split backspace/right shift/6.25u/WKL/Tsangan
No split space
Half plate will be matte black/ANSI only (you can mod it for ISO if you want, it's FR4 ez to cut just don't breathe the dust in)

Alps: AEK (with both normal and rotated switch cutouts on the FN row) and WKL/Tsangan
Matte black for all
Long right shift/left shift only
No split backspace/space



Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #84 on: Thu, 27 June 2019, 15:44:54 »
do you plan on sending out some plates to proxies like you did with the PCBs ? or will these be sold through your site only this time around ?

No plans to send to proxies atm, but I can reach out to them!

Current plan for the Jane v1/Orion/Mech27/Mira/Moon (for my own recordkeeping)

MX: ANSI only and ISO only
ANSI: Gloss red/blue and matte black
ISO: Matte black (not enough demand for more than one color imo)
Normal basic MX TKL layouts, so split backspace/right shift/6.25u/WKL/Tsangan
No split space
Half plate will be matte black/ANSI only (you can mod it for ISO if you want, it's FR4 ez to cut just don't breathe the dust in)

Alps: AEK (with both normal and rotated switch cutouts on the FN row) and WKL/Tsangan
Matte black for all
Long right shift/left shift only
No split backspace/space


Words can't describe how happy and thankful I am that you are going to make the Alps plates. I'm hoping to snag 3 and I wasn't looking forward to trying to source them.

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #85 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 17:47:13 »
Anyone have an input on whether FR4 plates feel/sound better with linears or tactiles?

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #86 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:36:40 »
Interested in gloss blue for Jane v1.

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #87 on: Wed, 17 July 2019, 18:49:30 »
Interested in gloss blue for Jane v1.

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #88 on: Thu, 18 July 2019, 09:42:37 »
Anyone have an input on whether FR4 plates feel/sound better with linears or tactiles?

I've got FR4 on my tactile (orange alps) and linear (green alps) and both sound great. I don't think you can beat brass for linears, but tactiles in FR4 are the best I've heard.

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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #89 on: Thu, 18 July 2019, 19:23:52 »
Anyone have an input on whether FR4 plates feel/sound better with linears or tactiles?

Feels nice, sounds a pitch sharper compared to a poly halfplate for me.
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Re: [IC] FR4 (PCB material) plates for TKLs
« Reply #90 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 21:36:06 »
The Jane v1/Duck Orion/Mech27/Mira/Moon plates will be avail tomorrow starting at 7PM EDT on my site! Alps, MX and MX Half.

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« Reply #91 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 22:11:55 »
The Jane v1/Duck Orion/Mech27/Mira/Moon plates will be avail tomorrow starting at 7PM EDT on my site! Alps, MX and MX Half.