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[GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(all send to zf)
« on: Sat, 20 October 2018, 01:57:28 »
Hi~HB85's GB is open~

Inspired by SONY's HitBit series computers, HB85 is an interesting looking custom mechanical keyboard designed by Gray Studio, the team that brought you the beloved COD67.

IC
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=97216.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94753.msg2580101#msg2580101

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OldHitBit101

Modern HB85


DESIGN AND LAYOUT
Perhaps one of the most iconic feature of the HB85 is it's oddly intriguing design. The mid-piece design not only pays homage to the HitBit computers but also enable more color combinations and creates profound visual impact.












The mid-piece will also come in 3 variants, each enabling different layouts: STT, BASIC, and  AOP.




7 different anodized colors will be available for the HB85

Colors available: Black, Gray, Silver, Blue, Green, Violet, Red
Housing and aluminum plate will share the same color
Mid-piece and aluminum nametag will share the same color

Black, silver and grey can reference from sample photo.

PLATE
HB85 will come with an aluminum plate. The plate will be of the same color as the housing and you could choose from half plate or full plate.

Extra plates will also be available.
FULL PLATE
HALF PLATE

PCB
Bootmapper
ANSI and ISO support, Split left and right Shift support, Split Backspace support, Split 0 support
5 RGB underglow LED for the nametag on the top left
3 LED indicators support (LED required)
Mini-USB Port

The official version of PCB is black.

PARTS
Aluminum Housing (Top housing + Bottom cover)
Mid-piece
Aluminum Plate (Full plate or Half plate)
PCB
Aluminum Nametag
Translucent Acrylic Nametag
Vinyl Stickers
Screws, HEX tools and rubber feet

Vinyl Stickers


SPECS
HB85
Designed by Gray Studio
Manufactured in China

TIMEFRAME:
Group buy: Oct. 20th Ė Nov. 4th, 2018
Estimated ship date: Dec 2018 or Jan 2019


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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 21 October 2018, 04:42:57 »
Approved

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 21 October 2018, 13:04:05 »
This looks terrific! Does the PCB support per switch LEDs? Also, what is the height of the front lip of the board? I love the design but I'm worried it could be tiresome on long typing sessions.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 21 October 2018, 15:14:08 »
curious i was looking at the extra parts on ZF and no extra mid pieces? it would be cool to be able to buy a different colored insert/mid but i understand thats probably not practical. anyways i grabbed one,

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 21 October 2018, 20:32:34 »
Approved
Thank you very much for approved! :)
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 21 October 2018, 20:51:16 »
This looks terrific! Does the PCB support per switch LEDs? Also, what is the height of the front lip of the board? I love the design but I'm worried it could be tiresome on long typing sessions.
Thks frist!
Indeed, each switch has a separate led.
I made a picture of height.To be honest, it's a very suitable height.
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 21 October 2018, 21:10:30 »
curious i was looking at the extra parts on ZF and no extra mid pieces? it would be cool to be able to buy a different colored insert/mid but i understand thats probably not practical. anyways i grabbed one,
Tks frist,and I'll discuss with ZF to see if we can add the middle box as an additional option. :)
Finally, thank you again for your advice.
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 21 October 2018, 21:29:57 »
curious i was looking at the extra parts on ZF and no extra mid pieces? it would be cool to be able to buy a different colored insert/mid but i understand thats probably not practical. anyways i grabbed one,
Tks frist,and I'll discuss with ZF to see if we can add the middle box as an additional option. :)
Finally, thank you again for your advice.

ill keep an eye out and if it's added ill add one or two to my order, thanks!

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 21 October 2018, 21:38:33 »
curious i was looking at the extra parts on ZF and no extra mid pieces? it would be cool to be able to buy a different colored insert/mid but i understand thats probably not practical. anyways i grabbed one,
Tks frist,and I'll discuss with ZF to see if we can add the middle box as an additional option. :)
Finally, thank you again for your advice.

ill keep an eye out and if it's added ill add one or two to my order, thanks!
OK, if it's updated, I'll send you a message.
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 00:38:54 »
Ordered, but definitely interested in additional mid pieces as well.

I think I am set on the color, but is there any way to show the gray version of the housing?



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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 01:02:28 »
I can't decide between STT and Basic layouts so I would be interested in an option for additional mid-pieces as well. This would make the color choice easier too.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 04:29:08 »
During the IC I didn't really like this board but now I gotta admit, its growing on me. I might pick one up, red base and black middle seems like the way to go for me.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 04:56:21 »
Ordered, but definitely interested in additional mid pieces as well.

I think I am set on the color, but is there any way to show the gray version of the housing?
Thks frist.
The extramid piece will be updated to ZF as soon as possible. After updating, I will contact you again and send you a gray photo later.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 05:07:31 »
I can't decide between STT and Basic layouts so I would be interested in an option for additional mid-pieces as well. This would make the color choice easier too.
Thks frist.
The extra mid piece will be updated to ZF as soon as possible.So  can choose two layoutsat the same order.. :))
 After updating, I will contact you again .
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 05:11:03 »
During the IC I didn't really like this board but now I gotta admit, its growing on me. I might pick one up, red base and black middle seems like the way to go for me.
Thank you, so glad you like HB85.
 The matching of red and black is really magical.
And trust me, you will never regret choosing this kit. Because the surface treatment process is really good.
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 08:38:38 »
Got any pictures of what the blue would look like? Might go for silver case and blue middle but don't have anything to work from now.

edit; is it the light blue as shown in one of the pictures? This light blue;
https://i.redd.it/g8v3ckqa2hj11.jpg
« Last Edit: Tue, 23 October 2018, 16:16:44 by Poesjuh »

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 10:36:45 »
Do you know what it will cost to ship this to the United States? This thing looks heavy AF!

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 18:09:40 »
Do you know what it will cost to ship this to the United States? This thing looks heavy AF!
And to EU :P also curious for an estimate.


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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 19:11:58 »
Great Googly Moogly, this is beautiful!
Definitely going to try and make this one work for me

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 20:31:39 »
Do you know what it will cost to ship this to the United States? This thing looks heavy AF!
Ok, I'll check it out for you. But rest assured, because I've optimized a lot of the internal structure, so the HB85 isn't heavy. I've just weighed, all aluminum kit weighs 1.98kg;If you change the carbon plate it's a 1.93kg, plus the packing no more than 2.5kg.
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 20:34:28 »
Got any pictures of what the blue would look like? Might go for silver case and blue middle but don't have anything to work from now.

edit; is it the light blue as shown in one of the pictures? This light blue;
https://i.redd.it/g8v3ckqa2hj11.jpg
OK, wait for me. I will render you a silver / blue photo for your reference.
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 20:36:25 »
Great Googly Moogly, this is beautiful!
Definitely going to try and make this one work for me
Ah,Thank you for the compliment!
Trust me,choosing hb851 will not disappoint you
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 23 October 2018, 23:47:25 »
Man, I love this design!  I want this for KAM Wraith so hard.  Will there be a Euro proxy?  And also, is there a diagram showing supported layouts?
« Last Edit: Wed, 24 October 2018, 00:03:19 by alphabirth »

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 00:41:08 »
Holy cow this looks perfect for the SA Godspeed build I want to do  :eek:

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 01:49:04 »
Got any pictures of what the blue would look like? Might go for silver case and blue middle but don't have anything to work from now.

edit; is it the light blue as shown in one of the pictures? This light blue;
https://i.redd.it/g8v3ckqa2hj11.jpg
OK, wait for me. I will render you a silver / blue photo for your reference.
Owo awesome!

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 02:27:42 »
AIRPOTTER, could you make a render showing the red colour please?
I need to figure out what colour goes best with EnjoyPBT Valentine. Maybe grey and silver?
« Last Edit: Wed, 24 October 2018, 03:14:01 by apricot »

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 04:57:27 »
Man, I love this design!  I want this for KAM Wraith so hard.  Will there be a Euro proxy?  And also, is there a diagram showing supported layouts?
To be honest, match the KAM Wraith, I think dark and plain collocation are better than other colours.
Some renders.
All black

Blcak Grey 
   
Gery Black

Hope to help you....

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 05:15:07 »
Holy cow this looks perfect for the SA Godspeed build I want to do  :eek:
Aha, I think like this wide border retro modeling keyboard is the most suitable to SA keycap.
Silver & grey looks good
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 05:27:24 »
Got any pictures of what the blue would look like? Might go for silver case and blue middle but don't have anything to work from now.

edit; is it the light blue as shown in one of the pictures? This light blue;
https://i.redd.it/g8v3ckqa2hj11.jpg
OK, wait for me. I will render you a silver / blue photo for your reference.
Owo awesome!


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Say sorry frist, I really want to render with Nautilus,but I don't have a 3D model of the it :-[ :-[...

Sliver blue render


And I think grey/black or black/grey and Nautilus will be better. :)
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 05:49:10 »
AIRPOTTER, could you make a render showing the red colour please?
I need to figure out what colour goes best with EnjoyPBT Valentine. Maybe grey and silver?
Ok,although I don't think red is suitable for EnjoyPBT Valentine,But I still rendered these pictures.
And II agree with you.I also think silver grey is a good choice.

Pictures of  silver&grey.I think this color looks pure and fresh and more suitable for  EnjoyPBT Valentine.




Renders of red and other colours. :-[



It's a bit unsuitable for EnjoyPBT Valentine...
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 05:59:08 »
AIRPOTTER, could you make a render showing the red colour please?
I need to figure out what colour goes best with EnjoyPBT Valentine. Maybe grey and silver?
Ok,although I don't think red is suitable for EnjoyPBT Valentine,But I still rendered these pictures.
And II agree with you.I also think silver grey is a good choice.

Pictures of  silver&grey.I think this color looks pure and fresh and more suitable for  EnjoyPBT Valentine.

Renders of red and other colours.
It's a bit unsuitable for EnjoyPBT Valentine...
I was thinking maybe GMK WoB for red, but I think i'll get silver & grey.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 09:01:32 »
Silver and Gray was my pick.  But the Gray/Black is tempting.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 12:18:10 »
Got any pictures of what the blue would look like? Might go for silver case and blue middle but don't have anything to work from now.

edit; is it the light blue as shown in one of the pictures? This light blue;
https://i.redd.it/g8v3ckqa2hj11.jpg
OK, wait for me. I will render you a silver / blue photo for your reference.
Owo awesome!


Be the hero of the day even more, render it with SA Nautilus


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Say sorry frist, I really want to render with Nautilus,but I don't have a 3D model of the it :-[ :-[...

Sliver blue render
Show Image


And I think grey/black or black/grey and Nautilus will be better. :)
Looks nice but I think Iím going to agree with you. That blue is to light for Nautilus. Thx for the render effort!


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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 13:30:40 »
Black on black, Gray base with black top, Silver base with gray top.... Those look so fantastic to me.  I am going to join the GB, I just have to wait until next month.  Thanks for the renders.
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 13:41:12 »
I must say the design looks absolutely fantastic, one thing making me hesitant to join is that I don't need numpad nor F keys. Do you plan a 60% or 65% of similar design in the future?

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 17:02:42 »
I must say the design looks absolutely fantastic, one thing making me hesitant to join is that I don't need numpad nor F keys. Do you plan a 60% or 65% of similar design in the future?

I think he answered this in the IC thread. He said he would and I very much hope he does.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 20:13:34 »
AIRPOTTER, could you make a render showing the red colour please?
I need to figure out what colour goes best with EnjoyPBT Valentine. Maybe grey and silver?
Ok,although I don't think red is suitable for EnjoyPBT Valentine,But I still rendered these pictures.
And II agree with you.I also think silver grey is a good choice.

Pictures of  silver&grey.I think this color looks pure and fresh and more suitable for  EnjoyPBT Valentine.

Renders of red and other colours.
It's a bit unsuitable for EnjoyPBT Valentine...
I was thinking maybe GMK WoB for red, but I think i'll get silver & grey.
Ah,black&red is  cool for GMK WoB,but silver gray is really beautiful,it looks clean and brisk.
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 20:33:04 »
Silver and Gray was my pick.  But the Gray/Black is tempting.
To be honest, these two colors(Silver&gray  and  Gray&black) are all very good.
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 24 October 2018, 20:45:45 »
Got any pictures of what the blue would look like? Might go for silver case and blue middle but don't have anything to work from now.

edit; is it the light blue as shown in one of the pictures? This light blue;
https://i.redd.it/g8v3ckqa2hj11.jpg
OK, wait for me. I will render you a silver / blue photo for your reference.
Owo awesome!


Be the hero of the day even more, render it with SA Nautilus


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Say sorry frist, I really want to render with Nautilus,but I don't have a 3D model of the it :-[ :-[...

Sliver blue render
Show Image


And I think grey/black or black/grey and Nautilus will be better. :)
Looks nice but I think Iím going to agree with you. That blue is to light for Nautilus. Thx for the render effort!


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Ah, first of all, thank you for your affirmation. I'm so glad you will choose HB85.
 but don't need to say thanks for the renders. These are all I should do.
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 25 October 2018, 15:47:36 »
That Grey frame w/black mid would look so amazing with Modern Dolch. What a time to be broke  :eek:

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 26 October 2018, 12:18:08 »
Black on black, Gray base with black top, Silver base with gray top.... Those look so fantastic to me.  I am going to join the GB, I just have to wait until next month.  Thanks for the renders.
Don't say thank to me, I need to say thanks to you。 And welcome to the GB of HB85
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 26 October 2018, 12:20:37 »
I must say the design looks absolutely fantastic, one thing making me hesitant to join is that I don't need numpad nor F keys. Do you plan a 60% or 65% of similar design in the future?
There should be, but it  maybe next year.lol
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 26 October 2018, 12:22:15 »
I must say the design looks absolutely fantastic, one thing making me hesitant to join is that I don't need numpad nor F keys. Do you plan a 60% or 65% of similar design in the future?

I think he answered this in the IC thread. He said he would and I very much hope he does.
Thanks,I will design a 60% im HB style,but maybe next year...
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 26 October 2018, 12:27:50 »
That Grey frame w/black mid would look so amazing with Modern Dolch. What a time to be broke  :eek:
It can only be said that gray and black are classics that never change. :p
And what mean of What a time to be broke,sorry I cant understand this... :(
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 26 October 2018, 14:27:40 »
hi sorry, if you explaiend this in the IC, read through it but didn't catch it.  whats the point of the half plate vs the full plate? 

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« Reply #45 on: Fri, 26 October 2018, 16:44:57 »
oof wish the extra mids were so pricey but i think im gonna have to grab a couple!

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« Reply #46 on: Fri, 26 October 2018, 17:01:53 »
hi sorry, if you explaiend this in the IC, read through it but didn't catch it.  whats the point of the half plate vs the full plate?

Half plate is intended to let the center plateless section's switches to flex more (the Alphas) as they rely solely on the PCB for support, giving a feel that many find preferable.
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« Reply #47 on: Fri, 26 October 2018, 17:17:15 »
thanks for the reply, i've never seen this before, so you build the outer edges plate mounting the switches but the middle section with pcb mounting the switches.   and the heights stay the same?  wow very interesting, learn something new every day! 

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« Reply #48 on: Fri, 26 October 2018, 21:04:41 »
That Grey frame w/black mid would look so amazing with Modern Dolch. What a time to be broke  :eek:
It can only be said that gray and black are classics that never change. :p
And what mean of What a time to be broke,sorry I cant understand this... :(
"Broke" as in I can't afford it right now, which is a shame because theyre absolutely gorgeous boards.

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« Reply #49 on: Fri, 26 October 2018, 22:32:13 »
I am actually liking the design. Daring and something new. Good luck for the gb!


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« Reply #50 on: Sat, 27 October 2018, 07:21:39 »
I am actually liking the design. Daring and something new. Good luck for the gb!

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #51 on: Sat, 27 October 2018, 13:32:20 »
The bottom-right blocker length is shorter in this render than on the Basic mockup or prototype pictures.
How long will it be on the actual production boards?




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« Reply #52 on: Sat, 27 October 2018, 15:27:13 »
The bottom-right blocker length is shorter in this render than on the Basic mockup or prototype pictures.
How long will it be on the actual production boards?

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Good eye.  Looks like the board has a 6.25 space bar but the render used a 7u
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« Reply #53 on: Sun, 28 October 2018, 02:31:55 »
is there any way to add a mid to my order without getting nailed the 16.80 extra shipping?

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« Reply #54 on: Sun, 28 October 2018, 06:42:27 »
I was thinking about putting SA Lime on this board but can't decide on the colors.
Grey-Silver or Silver-Gray or maybe something completely different?
Any suggestions?  :blank:
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« Reply #55 on: Sun, 28 October 2018, 06:54:43 »
is there any way to add a mid to my order without getting nailed the 16.80 extra shipping?
Just a minute. I'll check with zf's customer service and get back to you.
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« Reply #56 on: Sun, 28 October 2018, 06:56:15 »
I was thinking about putting SA Lime on this board but can't decide on the colors.
Grey-Silver or Silver-Gray or maybe something completely different?
Any suggestions?  :blank:
It's a tough choice, but it doesn't matter. Give me a minute. I'll show you two renders on my computer, and then you can make a decision
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #57 on: Sun, 28 October 2018, 08:00:48 »
I was thinking about putting SA Lime on this board but can't decide on the colors.
Grey-Silver or Silver-Gray or maybe something completely different?
Any suggestions?  :blank:
OhOh!Oh, I just read it wrong.
About silver-Gray You can refer to these pictures.

More:http://www.zfrontier.com/post/detail/10123

Gray-silver


 I like  silver-Gray  more...
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #58 on: Sun, 28 October 2018, 08:13:39 »
I was thinking about putting SA Lime on this board but can't decide on the colors.
Grey-Silver or Silver-Gray or maybe something completely different?
Any suggestions?  :blank:
OhOh!Oh, I just read it wrong.
About silver-Gray You can refer to these pictures.
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More:http://www.zfrontier.com/post/detail/10123

Gray-silver
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 I like  silver-Gray  more...

Hm yeah I think the Silver-Gray will fit the SA Lime the most. Going with green would probably be too much color.
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #59 on: Sun, 28 October 2018, 08:22:51 »
Still kinda bummed that the blue isnít darker :(


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« Reply #60 on: Sun, 28 October 2018, 08:33:11 »
I just saw the built video from KeyClack on Youtube and I'm a bit confused with the key placement options for the modifier keys (ctrl, alt, super) on the right side of the spacebar.
Is it possible to place two 1.25 keys and one 1.0 key there on the AOP version?
In the layout preview for AOP it looks like there are three 1.0 keys placed next to each other but that wouldn't work with SA Lime since it doesn't have the R3 keys in that size.

Edit: A higher resolution image of the PCB might be helpful for this.

Edit No.2: I took a close look at all pictures and it seems that the bottom row is 16.25 keys wide. With the STT layout having a 0.25 spacing between the left arrow and the rightmost modifier key.
So it should be possible to fit two 1.25 keys and a 1.0 key next to a 6.25 spacebar on the AOP layout. Or have I miscalculated that? :)

Layout would be:
1.25 1.25 6.25 1.25 1.0 1.25 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
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« Reply #61 on: Sun, 28 October 2018, 12:01:32 »
I just saw the built video from KeyClack on Youtube and I'm a bit confused with the key placement options for the modifier keys (ctrl, alt, super) on the right side of the spacebar.
Is it possible to place two 1.25 keys and one 1.0 key there on the AOP version?
In the layout preview for AOP it looks like there are three 1.0 keys placed next to each other but that wouldn't work with SA Lime since it doesn't have the R3 keys in that size.

Edit: A higher resolution image of the PCB might be helpful for this.

Edit No.2: I took a close look at all pictures and it seems that the bottom row is 16.25 keys wide. With the STT layout having a 0.25 spacing between the left arrow and the rightmost modifier key.
So it should be possible to fit two 1.25 keys and a 1.0 key next to a 6.25 spacebar on the AOP layout. Or have I miscalculated that? :)

Layout would be:
1.25 1.25 6.25 1.25 1.0 1.25 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
oops,layout is:
STT 1.25 1.25 6.25 1.25 1.25(0.5 block) 1 1 1 1
AOP 1.25 1.25 6.25 1  1 1 1 1 1 1
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« Reply #62 on: Sun, 28 October 2018, 12:29:36 »
oops,layout is:
STT 1.25 1.25 6.25 1.25 1.25(0.5 block) 1 1 1 1
AOP 1.25 1.25 6.25 1  1 1 1 1 1 1

hm ok so what I though about will not work.
Too bad that the lime set doesn't have enough row3 keys in single width size...

Edit: Just realized that there is the newer version of SA Lime by Signature Plastics that has more R3 modifiers in single width size. Will probably go with that even if it is more expensive.
Should be better anyways since the Maxkeys version had the bad crackling problems...
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« Reply #63 on: Mon, 29 October 2018, 03:47:34 »
The bottom-right blocker length is shorter in this render than on the Basic mockup or prototype pictures.
How long will it be on the actual production boards?

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Oh, my fault.  This is the case, the rendering  is the old version (just to show the effect has not been updated, sorry), the layout diagram is a new version.
About the production cycle, This time it should be soon,in fact,the CNC of bottom shell has all been finished .
After the end of the GB, production and oxidation should be completed within 2-3 weeks. The rest is packing, because I try to lighten the overall weight.
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #64 on: Mon, 29 October 2018, 04:02:13 »
Still kinda bummed that the blue isnít darker :(


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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #65 on: Mon, 29 October 2018, 05:20:51 »
Are there Pantone color codes for the case colors? Because I'm still not really sure about the gray.
In the black-gray comparison renders the gray mid-piece looks much darker than in the picture with the macbook (where it looks nearly white).

Edit: speaking of these two images.





Edit2:
Is it normal that the zFrontier support takes forever to answer emails?
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« Reply #66 on: Mon, 29 October 2018, 20:51:23 »
is there any way to add a mid to my order without getting nailed the 16.80 extra shipping?
Oh, customer service says: order and ask them to change the price.
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #67 on: Mon, 29 October 2018, 21:04:51 »
Are there Pantone color codes for the case colors? Because I'm still not really sure about the gray.
In the black-gray comparison renders the gray mid-piece looks much darker than in the picture with the macbook (where it looks nearly white).

Edit: speaking of these two images.

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Edit2:
Is it normal that the zFrontier support takes forever to answer emails?
It should be the problem of light :(. Look at this picture about gray.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #68 on: Mon, 29 October 2018, 21:30:07 »
is there any way to add a mid to my order without getting nailed the 16.80 extra shipping?
Oh, customer service says: order and ask them to change the price.

Sweet bought it and they refunded the shipping, thank you! Very excited, cant wait

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« Reply #69 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 02:57:02 »
Will the nametag just have the boards name on it? ie HB85?

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #70 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 09:49:16 »
hi, is the half-plate option only available for extra plates?  i don't see it as an option with the kit.

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« Reply #71 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 10:07:05 »
hi, is the half-plate option only available for extra plates?  i don't see it as an option with the kit.
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« Reply #72 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 10:08:53 »
Will the nametag just have the boards name on it? ie HB85?
aye,its HB-85 :)
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« Reply #73 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 10:10:13 »
is there any way to add a mid to my order without getting nailed the 16.80 extra shipping?
Oh, customer service says: order and ask them to change the price.

Sweet bought it and they refunded the shipping, thank you! Very excited, cant wait
Thank you for choosing hb85. I will send it to you as soon as possible.
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« Reply #74 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 10:44:29 »
No joystick cluster NO DEAL

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« Reply #75 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 11:16:24 »
No joystick cluster NO DEAL
Time for some modding, then?

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« Reply #76 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 04:53:43 »
Does anybody how long it usually takes the support to answer mails?
I sent them a question about 3 days ago and still no answer.
I also replied to their autoreply yesterday to maybe bump the ticket in their support system but still nothing.
Getting ignored by the support is not really cool since the GB ends in a few days.  :(
Anybody know another way of how I can contact them?
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« Reply #77 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 05:27:03 »
Does anybody how long it usually takes the support to answer mails?
I sent them a question about 3 days ago and still no answer.

Id say that sounds about normal. I had a missing keycap from a JTK set I bought from them, and a representative (not bot) responded to me only after 6 days.

Once they do respond, theyre really helpful though.

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« Reply #78 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 05:28:36 »
Id say that sounds about normal. I had a missing keycap from a JTK set I bought from them, and a representative (not bot) responded to me only after 6 days.

Once they do respond, theyre really helpful though.

Yeah 6 days won't help at all since the GB ends in 4 days...

Edit: Guess I won't buy the board then. For such high-priced products I was expecting a little bit better support...
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« Reply #79 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 07:36:14 »
Does anybody how long it usually takes the support to answer mails?
I sent them a question about 3 days ago and still no answer.
I also replied to their autoreply yesterday to maybe bump the ticket in their support system but still nothing.
Getting ignored by the support is not really cool since the GB ends in a few days.  :(
Anybody know another way of how I can contact them?
Er,say sorry frist. but it is really  make me a little dizzy, because I remember  I replied to your  question.

You asked me about the layout of the bottom line, and I replied.

You asked me about color, and I replied.

now I really don't know what kind of problem you are talking about?Now let me ask you a second question, and then I'll reply to you.
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« Reply #80 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 07:42:07 »
Id say that sounds about normal. I had a missing keycap from a JTK set I bought from them, and a representative (not bot) responded to me only after 6 days.

Once they do respond, theyre really helpful though.

Yeah 6 days won't help at all since the GB ends in 4 days...

Edit: Guess I won't buy the board then. For such high-priced products I was expecting a little bit better support...
Sorry,man.I really don't know what problems you are referring to.

If it's about the MAXKEY, I can't help you either,because I don't know them  more than you.

If it is the color of the case, I  rember I have sent you many pictures.
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« Reply #81 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 07:44:42 »
Sorry,man.I really don't know what problems you are referring to.

If it's about the MAXKEY, I can't help you either,because I don't know them  more than you.

If it is the color of the case, I  rember I have sent you many pictures.

Dont' worry. It's not about you. You helped me great.

It's just something with zFrontier.
I asked them a few things about the shipping and customs handling and they simply do not answer any emails at all.
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« Reply #82 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 07:46:55 »
Does anybody how long it usually takes the support to answer mails?
I sent them a question about 3 days ago and still no answer.

Id say that sounds about normal. I had a missing keycap from a JTK set I bought from them, and a representative (not bot) responded to me only after 6 days.

Once they do respond, theyre really helpful though.
Really sorry to hear that...
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #83 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 07:48:08 »
Are there Pantone color codes for the case colors? Because I'm still not really sure about the gray.
In the black-gray comparison renders the gray mid-piece looks much darker than in the picture with the macbook (where it looks nearly white).

Edit: speaking of these two images.

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Edit2:
Is it normal that the zFrontier support takes forever to answer emails?
OMG, are you talking about ZF?

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« Reply #84 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 07:58:50 »
OMG, are you talking about ZF?

If you have any questions, you can leave a message to me. I'll ask them.

Yes I was talking about zFrontier :D
If they would reply to my email that I sent to contact@zfrontier.com I would already be happy.
According to the autoreply mail the ticketnumber is 7019
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« Reply #85 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 08:02:04 »
No joystick cluster NO DEAL
So depressed... :( :(
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« Reply #86 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 08:04:18 »
OMG, are you talking about ZF?

If you have any questions, you can leave a message to me. I'll ask them.

Yes I was talking about zFrontier :D
If they would reply to my email that I sent to contact@zfrontier.com I would already be happy.
According to the autoreply mail the ticketnumber is 7019

Oh, actually, I didn't contact them today either. They probably haven't seen your letter yet.

I also gave them a screenshot you , if they saw it, they would definitely reply.
Say sorry again...
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #87 on: Wed, 31 October 2018, 08:06:39 »
Oh, actually, I didn't contact them today either. They probably haven't seen your letter yet.

I also gave them a screenshot you , if they saw it, they would definitely reply.
Say sorry again...

Thanks for the help :)

I definitely want this board so it would be a shame if something like this came in the way of it :D

Edit: Got a reply now and problem got solved :D
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #88 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 14:56:19 »
I just put in my order. This will be my first really premium keyboard and I have it mostly planned out already, so I'm super excited. I do have a question though. It is possible to add per-key LEDs, but will there be a way to adjust brightness?

Thank you

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #89 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 16:11:43 »
I just put in my order. This will be my first really premium keyboard and I have it mostly planned out already, so I'm super excited. I do have a question though. It is possible to add per-key LEDs, but will there be a way to adjust brightness?

Thank you

While this hasn't been clarified, the PCB clearly supports through hole leds for each switch and since it uses Bootmapper at the very least I think one will be able to adjust led brightness through the utility

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #90 on: Fri, 02 November 2018, 17:33:16 »
Well, I went ahead and took the plunge (Gray/Silver). My first expensive GB! Can't wait to tinker with it!

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #91 on: Fri, 02 November 2018, 23:38:08 »
I just put in my order. This will be my first really premium keyboard and I have it mostly planned out already, so I'm super excited. I do have a question though. It is possible to add per-key LEDs, but will there be a way to adjust brightness?

Thank you
Sorry, I saw the news. Yes, each axis has a LED hole,and it can adjust brightness.
And thank you for choosing hb85.
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #92 on: Sat, 03 November 2018, 00:42:57 »
I just put in my order. This will be my first really premium keyboard and I have it mostly planned out already, so I'm super excited. I do have a question though. It is possible to add per-key LEDs, but will there be a way to adjust brightness?

Thank you

While this hasn't been clarified, the PCB clearly supports through hole leds for each switch and since it uses Bootmapper at the very least I think one will be able to adjust led brightness through the utility
Yes, absolutely!
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #93 on: Sat, 03 November 2018, 00:44:19 »
Well, I went ahead and took the plunge (Gray/Silver). My first expensive GB! Can't wait to tinker with it!
Thank you for choosing hb85. It will not disappoint you.
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #94 on: Sat, 03 November 2018, 07:51:51 »
Oh, actually, I didn't contact them today either. They probably haven't seen your letter yet.

I also gave them a screenshot you , if they saw it, they would definitely reply.
Say sorry again...

Thanks for the help :)

I definitely want this board so it would be a shame if something like this came in the way of it :D

Edit: Got a reply now and problem got solved :D
Hwllo,did they reply to your email?
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #95 on: Sat, 03 November 2018, 08:32:45 »
Hwllo,did they reply to your email?

Jep. Problem got solved and I placed my order yesterday  ;D
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85
« Reply #96 on: Sat, 03 November 2018, 11:46:24 »
Hwllo,did they reply to your email?

Jep. Problem got solved and I placed my order yesterday  ;D
Wow! I'm so glad to help you!
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(Last oneday)
« Reply #97 on: Fri, 16 November 2018, 11:28:53 »
On ZFrontier it looks like I can still order. Is that true? Is it in stock and shipping now since the group buy period is over?

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(Last oneday)
« Reply #98 on: Sat, 17 November 2018, 12:39:35 »
I just placed an order on zFrontier for a Red with black mid.

Will I get in the group buy?  I figure it had been extended since I could still order.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(Last oneday)
« Reply #99 on: Sat, 17 November 2018, 16:54:51 »
just saw this as well and if i can still order i may grab another mid and plate  ;D

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(Last oneday)
« Reply #100 on: Sun, 02 December 2018, 08:14:23 »
GB on zFrontier seems to be closed now.
Any news on production start yet?  :)
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(Last oneday)
« Reply #101 on: Wed, 05 December 2018, 03:59:05 »
Progress update:
Cnc: 100%
Anodizing: 70%
 packaging and boxes: 50%
pcb: 70%
some photos:




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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(anodic oxidation70%)
« Reply #102 on: Wed, 05 December 2018, 09:09:36 »
Iím really upset with myself for not getting in on this GB. Looking real good so far.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(Last oneday)
« Reply #103 on: Wed, 05 December 2018, 09:10:26 »
Progress update:
Cnc: 100%
Anodizing: 70%
 packaging and boxes: 50%
pcb: 70%

NICE!   :-X
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(anodic oxidation70%)
« Reply #104 on: Thu, 06 December 2018, 16:20:52 »
Iím really upset with myself for not getting in on this GB. Looking real good so far.

Same. My wallet is happy though, so there's that.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(anodic oxidation70%)
« Reply #105 on: Thu, 06 December 2018, 16:43:17 »
Everything is looking good! Cant wait!

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(anodic oxidation70%)
« Reply #106 on: Fri, 07 December 2018, 06:05:21 »
Can't wait to receive this board!

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(anodic oxidation70%)
« Reply #107 on: Fri, 07 December 2018, 10:49:27 »
Wish I would've signed up for this GB in time

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(anodic oxidation70%)
« Reply #108 on: Fri, 07 December 2018, 12:11:15 »
I swear the GB window was extended by a month+.  There was plenty of time for this one folks, big retro KBs don't seem to fly off the shelf as fast.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(anodic oxidation70%)
« Reply #109 on: Fri, 07 December 2018, 14:36:45 »
I didn't miss it, simply decided not to join it :P Way too much good stuff being made lately to join everything you want.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(anodic oxidation70%)
« Reply #110 on: Sun, 23 December 2018, 21:19:49 »
Yeah still kicking myself for not going in on this one. I only saw it in the last couple days and just couldn't decide on a color combo in time.

Now with Godspeed MT3 on order this case would have been perfect for it.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(anodic oxidation70%)
« Reply #111 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 03:20:08 »
Any ETA on shipping yet?  ;D
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(anodic oxidation70%)
« Reply #112 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 08:34:39 »
Any ETA on shipping yet?  ;D
Customized wooden boxes are here!
When the keyboard package arrives, it will be ready for shipment. :p

PS:I'm very sorry, the keyboard package was wrong several times in proofing, which delayed for some time. :( :( :(
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(anodic oxidation70%)
« Reply #113 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 12:59:21 »
Awesome!

I can't wait!

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(anodic oxidation70%)
« Reply #114 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 07:43:47 »
Customized wooden boxes are here!
When the keyboard package arrives, it will be ready for shipment. :p

That's really great to hear!  ;D
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(anodic oxidation70%)
« Reply #115 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 11:10:10 »
Ah, that new board anticipation! :D

Quick question - the 3 leds on the top right, what kind of leds does the board support? Surface mounted or through hole? I can't tell from the photo.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(anodic oxidation70%)
« Reply #116 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 17:25:58 »
The IC thread has a pic of the PCB (last one in the first post): https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=97216.0

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(anodic oxidation70%)
« Reply #117 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 06:02:25 »
Ah, that new board anticipation! :D

Quick question - the 3 leds on the top right, what kind of leds does the board support? Surface mounted or through hole? I can't tell from the photo.

quakemz (topclack) did a stream where he built a prototype version of the HB85.
The indicator LEDs are through hole (if I remember correctly he put some 3mm LEDs in there in the stream).

The IC thread has a pic of the PCB (last one in the first post): https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=97216.0

This is a pic of the prototype PCB.
The final version is different from that one (it will also be black instead of green)
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(anodic oxidation70%)
« Reply #118 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 14:09:53 »
Ah, that new board anticipation! :D

Quick question - the 3 leds on the top right, what kind of leds does the board support? Surface mounted or through hole? I can't tell from the photo.

quakemz (topclack) did a stream where he built a prototype version of the HB85.
The indicator LEDs are through hole (if I remember correctly he put some 3mm LEDs in there in the stream).

The IC thread has a pic of the PCB (last one in the first post): https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=97216.0

This is a pic of the prototype PCB.
The final version is different from that one (it will also be black instead of green)

Thanks! I zoomed in on one of the proto photos and indeed it looks like all three are through-hole leds.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(anodic oxidation70%)
« Reply #119 on: Fri, 04 January 2019, 14:55:36 »
Were there any extras made? I've developed an appreciation for the silver mid piece and I would like to buy one. I'm betting that's not going to happen though.

Besides that, any ETA on shipping?

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(anodic oxidation70%)
« Reply #120 on: Sat, 05 January 2019, 23:12:39 »
Potter is so productive
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(all send to zf)
« Reply #121 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 14:22:39 »
I see status has updated to 'all sent to ZF', does that mean that shipping is imminent??

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(all send to zf)
« Reply #122 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 01:17:26 »
I see status has updated to 'all sent to ZF', does that mean that shipping is imminent??

Guess now it depends on how fast zf ships out.
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(all send to zf)
« Reply #123 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 10:27:32 »
Does anyone have one theyíd like to sell/trade? I know they havenít made it to users yet, would love to purchase from someone though.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(all send to zf)
« Reply #124 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 16:50:20 »
Cant wait to get this board, glad i picked up a pile of extra parts too to play with.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(all send to zf)
« Reply #125 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 07:26:50 »
Just posting again that I would love to buy one of these off if someone. Let me know if you want to give yours up. I see they are shipping soon. Thanks.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(all send to zf)
« Reply #126 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 07:59:43 »
Just posting again that I would love to buy one of these off if someone. Let me know if you want to give yours up. I see they are shipping soon. Thanks.

Wait until the first participants got their boards and then ask on mechmarket or in the appropriate board here.
This thread is not the right place and now is not the right time for this.  :D
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(all send to zf)
« Reply #127 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 06:19:50 »
Just got the mail that my board is ready to ship!

Shipping with the box will be pretty expensive but it is definitely worth it. The box looks super nice.
They also offered to ship it without the box to save on the shipping (about 30% less).

Definitely stoked to get this thing in my hands  :D
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« Reply #128 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 11:13:50 »
Getting mine sent in the box, i feel good packaging is part of the fun, very excited now and look forward to more GB from Gray Studio.

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« Reply #129 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 12:09:51 »
Getting mine sent in the box, i feel good packaging is part of the fun, very excited now and look forward to more GB from Gray Studio.

Designers now need to up their games! Custom wooden boxes, custom carrying cases :)
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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(all send to zf)
« Reply #130 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 14:42:09 »
the extra cost is a bad surprise but it makes sense since this board is so big even if its not that heavy--even without the box.   though i think the case for the COD67 was nicer looking?  will wait and see .

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(all send to zf)
« Reply #131 on: Sat, 19 January 2019, 19:13:10 »
Someone please shoot me a PM if you receive yours and want to sell/trade it.
Thanks a lot and hope you all enjoy your boards.

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(all send to zf)
« Reply #132 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 02:59:36 »
I just paid for shipping without the box (62 USD). I considered the box but to be honest, while it looks cool, I think it also increases the possibility of customs charging extra during import...

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(all send to zf)
« Reply #133 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 06:23:17 »
I just paid for shipping without the box (62 USD). I considered the box but to be honest, while it looks cool, I think it also increases the possibility of customs charging extra during import...

Did zf mention when it would ship? Before CNY?

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Re: [GB] GRAY STUDIO- HB85(all send to zf)
« Reply #134 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 10:57:42 »
On the first email regarding shipping invoices, they mentioned shipping next week.