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The Dolch Pac keyboard has been an iconic keyboard in the history. Now it comes back with a fresh modern look and more features than ever.

Meet Dolch.CR.



Designed by Cary (CR), the co-designer of ALF X3 Renova and ALF DC60, the Dolch.CR is a 65% customized mechanical keyboard that perfectly integrates the retro-style of the legendary Dolch Pac keyboard with the modern elements of colors, lights, badges, weights, and others. For those 65% + retro lovers, this is for sure an end game board!

[Pictures all based on actual prototypes, 5th iteration]









Key Features:
1. Customizable badge (in place of the Dolch Badge),  underglow 4 LEDs for visual effects with PC badge.
2. Dolch Badge's 3D model design file will be shared.
3. All surface edges rounded.
4. 7-degree slope
5. Options for PC weight and Brass Weight
6. Integrated 4mm plate perfectly cut for MX switches
7. No switch leakage views
8. Default QMK PCB with USB-C, south-facing, highly-compatible with multiple layouts
9. Optional hot-swap PCB with SMD RGB LEDs, south-facing, in either WK or WKL layout
10. Aluminum 6061
11. Most popular color options of Classic Black, Gunpowder Grey or Pearl White
12. Manufactured by ALF, designed and fulfilled by Cary.

Layout Options:

Regular PCB (compatible):


Hotswap PCB (choose either WK or WKL shown below):



Color Options:

Black, Grey, Pearl White




Price

Base (Black/Grey Case, Default PCB, PC Weight, Aluminum Badge):$349
Additional gold-plated Brass Weight and gold-plated Badge: +$99
Upgrade to Pearl White color: +$49
Upgrade to Hotswap PCB: +$19
Additional Hotswap PCB: +$50


  • All buyers will receive a custom abs+alu carrying case designed by Cary (>$50 value), details forthcoming.
  • All buyers will receive an additional USB-C cord.
  • First 30 buyers will receive an additional 3D printed PC badge.

The pricing excludes 5% payment fee and shipping via SF Express


Technical Details

1.with PC weight ~1600g
2. with brass weight ~1800g
3. Front end height is 18mm, 7-degree slope

Additional notes: The final production of the gold-plated brass badge will be further improved to be free of machine marks or fingerprints.


Timeline:

Group Buy: 30 days (12/26/2018 - 1/25/2019)
Production: 3-4 months (due to CNY)
Payment collection and shipping will be handled by Cary.

Please kindly fill out the Group Buy Form: Click to Fill Out the Dolch.CR Group Buy Form

Check your order information and status: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nosB842O4_McmALcP6HG0ClgrlgOLEoC7e6XeIN6mJ0/edit?usp=sharing

« Last Edit: Sat, 01 June 2019, 01:57:14 by oldcat »

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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 12:48:35 »
Approved! GL with the GB oldDOG!

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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 13:19:30 »
This thing is cool. GLWB

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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 13:31:35 »
Approved! GL with the GB oldDOG!

Hahahahah, go team pupper!
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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 14:04:36 »
Approved! GL with the GB oldDOG!

Hahahahah, go team pupper!

Haha I am actually a dog lover (have a 90 pound black lab) should have used olddog all a long :)

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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 14:15:14 »
Entered. dream board right here


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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 14:18:40 »
Entered. dream board right here


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Thanks for the support.
Cary sent me one of the prototypes and the build quality is THE best I have seen, having owned a number of premium boards. If you like the design this is it!
I plan to take the prototype to the upcoming AZ meetup if it is still going to happen :)
And friends in the PHX area feel free to stop by my office to check it out.

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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 14:30:53 »
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And friends in the PHX area feel free to stop by my office to check it out.
WAIT WHAT. You are in Phoenix? Have we met at a previous meetup and I not realize it? I need to see this Prototype! Serious hit me with a PM here or Reddit /u/koduh cuz I'd love to check this board out in person.

Now that I made it through Christmas I will get Phoenix meetup details arranged and announced. I set up the last two we have had. I'm thinking it will be in February at this point.

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« Reply #8 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 14:37:51 »
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And friends in the PHX area feel free to stop by my office to check it out.
WAIT WHAT. You are in Phoenix? Have we met at a previous meetup and I not realize it? I need to see this Prototype! Serious hit me with a PM here or Reddit /u/koduh cuz I'd love to check this board out in person.

Now that I made it through Christmas I will get Phoenix meetup details arranged and announced. I set up the last two we have had. I'm thinking it will be in February at this point.

Hey man, I met with a few PHX keeb buddies (in my office, haha). Was really busy during the semester, but hopefully I can make it to this year's meetup with something special. PM replied :)

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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 16:20:39 »
This looks awesome!!! Would be nice to actually put some vintage MX Blacks in it to make it even more retro, GL with the GB!

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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 17:05:46 »
Looking forward to joining this gb after confirming a few things:

- Grey color comparison with Doro ti grey - is it much lighter or similar?
- Hot-swap PCB: South facing? SMD LED? Confirm kailh hot-swap? Usb-c? Also qmk?
- Any chance of being able to buy an extra hot swap PCB?

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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 19:26:59 »
Looking forward to joining this gb after confirming a few things:

- Grey color comparison with Doro ti grey - is it much lighter or similar?
- Hot-swap PCB: South facing? SMD LED? Confirm kailh hot-swap? Usb-c? Also qmk?
- Any chance of being able to buy an extra hot swap PCB?

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I would like the option to buy a 2nd PCB as well.

Here is the gray that Alf referred to in discord...

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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 20:40:41 »
Looking forward to joining this gb after confirming a few things:

- Grey color comparison with Doro ti grey - is it much lighter or similar?
- Hot-swap PCB: South facing? SMD LED? Confirm kailh hot-swap? Usb-c? Also qmk?
- Any chance of being able to buy an extra hot swap PCB?

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Hey here are the answers:
- Grey color comparison with Doro ti grey - is it much lighter or similar? As shown in the pic, it is not much lighter I think.
- Hot-swap PCB: South facing? SMD LED? Confirm kailh hot-swap? Usb-c? Also qmk?: South facing, USB-C, QMK, not sure about SMD LED yet.
- Any chance of being able to buy an extra hot swap PCB? Yes, all you need is to PM Cary when he sends an invoice.

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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 20:50:35 »
Looking forward to joining this gb after confirming a few things:

- Grey color comparison with Doro ti grey - is it much lighter or similar?
- Hot-swap PCB: South facing? SMD LED? Confirm kailh hot-swap? Usb-c? Also qmk?
- Any chance of being able to buy an extra hot swap PCB?

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Also, just confirmed with Cary about adding SMD RGB LED. Cost is going to be substantially higher but he said yes and will take the additional cost it might incur.
« Last Edit: Wed, 26 December 2018, 21:43:25 by oldcat »

Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 22:04:59 »
What are those black, red, and white keycaps? Any way to get those as well?

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« Reply #15 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 22:27:30 »
What are those black, red, and white keycaps? Any way to get those as well?

I believe that's GMK Originative Cyrillic and you're best bet is aftermarket. I got mine a long time ago on mech market


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« Reply #16 on: Thu, 27 December 2018, 08:02:00 »
What are those black, red, and white keycaps? Any way to get those as well?

I believe that's GMK Originative Cyrillic and you're best bet is aftermarket. I got mine a long time ago on mech market

They have them in stock on Originative right now, as of a month or so ago.

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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 27 December 2018, 09:04:29 »
Looking forward to joining this gb after confirming a few things:

- Grey color comparison with Doro ti grey - is it much lighter or similar?
- Hot-swap PCB: South facing? SMD LED? Confirm kailh hot-swap? Usb-c? Also qmk?
- Any chance of being able to buy an extra hot swap PCB?

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Also, just confirmed with Cary about adding SMD RGB LED. Cost is going to be substantially higher but he said yes and will take the additional cost it might incur.
Oh gosh, y’all are actually making this full-size lover consider a board that’s smaller than a TKL, I can’t believe it 😍

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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 27 December 2018, 10:12:56 »
Final come out, really fascinating! And the video is awesome!
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« Reply #19 on: Thu, 27 December 2018, 15:11:07 »
In! Super pumped for this.

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« Reply #20 on: Thu, 27 December 2018, 18:22:57 »
Black and white, I have placed orders. :p

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« Reply #21 on: Thu, 27 December 2018, 20:26:10 »
WOW!This product is fantastic! Good luck! :)
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« Reply #22 on: Thu, 27 December 2018, 21:00:04 »
Switches have been ordered and will be waiting to go on this beauty


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« Reply #23 on: Fri, 28 December 2018, 11:28:26 »
Switches have been ordered and will be waiting to go on this beauty


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Thanks for the support, my friend! What switches are you planning to use?

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Re: [GB] ALF x Cary — 65% Modern Classic Dolch.CR
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 28 December 2018, 11:52:53 »
For the Weight, some of you asked me about the choice of using PC for the default. The reason is not cost -- many of you know CNC PC is similar in cost as CNC Aluminum. The primary reason is that Cary plans to make special Black-Gold or White-Gold PCB, and the Gold Dolch.CR Logo will be seen through from a PC weight

So it is primarily for visual appealings. Also, many studios consider PC weight to be a premium feature, e.g., Percent Canoe

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« Reply #25 on: Fri, 28 December 2018, 12:17:02 »
Also, Cary said for packaging, he might be designing a customized alu/abs carrying case (worth > $50) as opposed to a normal cardboard design box. Pushing him to make this the end game for 65% lovers. Will find out as he talks to the factory about MOQ for making customized carrying cases.
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« Reply #26 on: Fri, 28 December 2018, 13:08:49 »
Is there a picture of the standard aluminum badge?
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« Reply #27 on: Fri, 28 December 2018, 13:53:04 »
Is there a picture of the standard aluminum badge?

Here you go! These two are from an earlier prototype, you can paint the words and the square. The final production will have a more snug fit.




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« Reply #28 on: Fri, 28 December 2018, 17:42:35 »
Switches have been ordered and will be waiting to go on this beauty


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Thanks for the support, my friend! What switches are you planning to use?
65g zealio V2s BUT I'm hoping to buy from someone some panda switches to use the white top housing so it looks a bit like yours.


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« Reply #29 on: Fri, 28 December 2018, 21:32:03 »
it’s very nice,i like it very much.

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« Reply #30 on: Sat, 29 December 2018, 11:58:08 »
it’s very nice,i like it very much.

Thanks for your support!

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« Reply #31 on: Sun, 30 December 2018, 11:47:38 »



More pics

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« Reply #32 on: Sun, 30 December 2018, 15:23:43 »
The PCB’s don’t support split left shift?

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« Reply #33 on: Sun, 30 December 2018, 23:09:42 »
The PCB’s don’t support split left shift?

Hey correct there is no left shift split sorry

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« Reply #34 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 09:01:52 »
The PCB’s don’t support split left shift?

Hey correct there is no left shift split sorry
Ouch! Ok thanks.

Just out of curiosity, is US ISO used by many people?

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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 10:02:24 »
PC badge render:

Black part will be covered by a special made metal paper

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« Reply #36 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 00:32:52 »
The PCB’s don’t support split left shift?

Hey correct there is no left shift split sorry
Ouch! Ok thanks.

Just out of curiosity, is US ISO used by many people?

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I have wanted to build an ISO board... feel it might mess up my typing though haha

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« Reply #37 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 22:00:02 »
Canvas on Dolch

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« Reply #39 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 23:50:54 »
Canvas on Dolch

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so stoked on that pearl white

It is THE best finish on a keyboard I ever seen :)

If you want a white board Pearl White is the way to go.

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« Reply #40 on: Thu, 03 January 2019, 09:52:19 »
Update for the customized carrying case for every GB participant! What do you think and what other features do you want? Let us know and we may be able to make it happen! #designing your endgame 65%.

Haha looks like a firearm case :)

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« Reply #41 on: Thu, 03 January 2019, 11:09:57 »
Update for the customized carrying case for every GB participant! What do you think and what other features do you want? Let us know and we may be able to make it happen! #designing your endgame 65%.

Haha looks like a firearm case :)

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WOW!  :eek: Those are legit. No ideas on how to add to customization other than more badges or something  :)) but either way, happy to be a part of this gb

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« Reply #42 on: Thu, 03 January 2019, 16:53:17 »
Update for the customized carrying case for every GB participant! What do you think and what other features do you want? Let us know and we may be able to make it happen! #designing your endgame 65%.

Haha looks like a firearm case :)

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WOW!  :eek: Those are legit. No ideas on how to add to customization other than more badges or something  :)) but either way, happy to be a part of this gb

Maybe some patterns related to Dolch on the case?

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« Reply #43 on: Sat, 05 January 2019, 11:02:11 »
Hi everyone, I am Cary, the designer of DOLCH.CR, thank you very much for your attention to DCR.
I am currently designing a carrying case :p :p :p

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« Reply #44 on: Sat, 05 January 2019, 23:11:15 »
Hi everyone, I am Cary, the designer of DOLCH.CR, thank you very much for your attention to DCR.
I am currently designing a carrying case :p :p :p

Keep the goodies going :) let us know when you finalize the design.

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« Reply #45 on: Sun, 06 January 2019, 20:26:42 »
Super dope

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« Reply #46 on: Sun, 06 January 2019, 20:33:16 »
just add to my must-buy list

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« Reply #47 on: Sun, 06 January 2019, 20:33:54 »
this is so cool, place order for sure

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« Reply #48 on: Mon, 07 January 2019, 19:49:39 »
this is so cool, place order for sure

Thanks for the support.

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« Reply #49 on: Tue, 08 January 2019, 10:36:27 »

All DCR supporters will get this board line for free ;D ;D ;D