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[IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 14:54:27 »
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Hi, Everybody!
I'm sennin32 from Doyu Studio.
It has been near a year since Chiwi60 1st round.
We face many issues of manufacturing this years.

Here is the interest check form : https://goo.gl/forms/wdTBwlzQ6PTnoGm83





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We're looking for better quality of PVD coated case.
Finally, we finished exciting sample and get them this week.
The coating manufacturer did a nice job.
Check images here!
PVD/DLC
Anodized
Some more


We also found some weakness of our kit which will effect how people feel when they're typing in first round:
1. Sound it not as good as we expect.
2. Support too many layout with low needs.
3. Some plate scratched.
4. Case damaged.
4. Brass is hard to avoid impurity issue, which will cause different shows up on the surface, and that will make some lighter dots.

So, here is what we might going to process second round this time :
First thing is we might going to fill the space in the keyboard with PC bottom, we call it 7 deg bottom for now.
We reduced layout support, keep popular layout only for a single plate, make switches more stable.
We've contacted with Manufacturer in Taiwan for several months.
The kit is going to be a Made in Taiwan product.
Our choice of companies are manufacturing for some of the most famous corporate.
They're experienced in making numerous kind of products from daily life to military purpose.
Also, getting updates from local cimpanies(100+km away from us though :))) will be much easier.
This time, we'll use stainless steel as the material of PVD/DLC(*1) coating premium version.
Reason why we did that is based on several manufacturer's advice.
Brass contains more impurities, and it will be harder to make it perfect.
Although stainless steel is harder to machining and polishing, but it will be easier for PVD/DLC and brings better result.
Since we are going to make it with stainless steel, somebody might want to get case without coating.
So it is also an option in the check.
we don't plan to offer universal usb port this time to reduce co complexity and cost. Offer better pricing.

Here's info we want to get from this check:
First thing to know is if there's enough people is interesting in this kit and let us to make it happened.
Color and layout thing is also necessary.
The 7 deg bottom which fill the space and make the keyboard sound better we mentioned above is also one of the question in the form.

Must include in the kit :
1. Case frame
2. PC bottom
3. Mount plate
4. Tiny weight
5. Screws and feet
6. Cats hair and teeth print on parts

Pricing per kit(include DO60 PCB) :
Stainless steel w/ mirror polishing & PVD/DLC coating : ~$400
Stainless steel w/ mirror polishing : ~$380
Stainless steel w/ sandblasted surface : ~$370
Anodized case : ~$160
ED aluminum : anodizing case +$5
7 deg bottom : Might + $30 each, we haven't get quotation of this.

*1 DLC for black and PVD for other color like gold.
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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 14:55:57 »
I still have my R1 and dunno what to do with it

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 15:05:51 »
uh...?

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 15:10:04 »
So I'm just gonna ask even though the answer is 95-100% no; any option for HHKB? :P

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 15:23:36 »
So I'm just gonna ask even though the answer is 95-100% no; any option for HHKB? :P
There was a true HHKB layout option in round 1 so it's possible.

EDIT: I saw an option in the google form. Were you after a 7u symmetrical version instead?
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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 15:49:09 »
Quick heads up: the IC form seems to be messed up. Even if I say I am interested on the 2nd round it says this:


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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 16:14:43 »
Quick heads up: the IC form seems to be messed up. Even if I say I am interested on the 2nd round it says this:

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I noticed that too haha. He's gone to bed though.
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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 16:16:49 »
I noticed that too haha. He's gone to bed though.

All good, thanks checking. I was thinking I did something wrong for a second :) I will definitely join this one, this new finish is fenomenal.

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 16:20:35 »
WOW DLC? I'm no longer for 60% keebs but DLC alone could change my mind (65% would be the top notch tho). May i ask why R1 full brass was $250 and this is $380-400 btw?

Also, YES a bottom not in PC could be great, especially on the DLC/PVD version, BRASS/SS DLC BOTTOM  :thumb:
Since you are going All-In with DLC on SS, you could consider a thick brass plate too.

Bottom in brass/ss and DLC/PVD + Brass THICC plate would be instabuy to be honest. 
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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 16:42:07 »
So I'm just gonna ask even though the answer is 95-100% no; any option for HHKB? :P
There was a true HHKB layout option in round 1 so it's possible.

EDIT: I saw an option in the google form. Were you after a 7u symmetrical version instead?

Yes, the more regular 7u option :) 6u spacebars are a pain in the a.. to get :(

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 16:49:49 »
WOW DLC? I'm no longer for 60% keebs but DLC alone could change my mind (65% would be the top notch tho). May i ask why R1 full brass was $250 and this is $380-400 btw?

Also, YES a bottom not in PC could be great, especially on the DLC/PVD version, BRASS/SS DLC BOTTOM  :thumb:
Since you are going All-In with DLC on SS, you could consider a thick brass plate too.

Bottom in brass/ss and DLC/PVD + Brass THICC plate would be instabuy to be honest.
I can answer the first question - because he lost money on the R1 brass.
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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 16:53:40 »
WOW DLC? I'm no longer for 60% keebs but DLC alone could change my mind (65% would be the top notch tho). May i ask why R1 full brass was $250 and this is $380-400 btw?

Also, YES a bottom not in PC could be great, especially on the DLC/PVD version, BRASS/SS DLC BOTTOM  :thumb:
Since you are going All-In with DLC on SS, you could consider a thick brass plate too.

Bottom in brass/ss and DLC/PVD + Brass THICC plate would be instabuy to be honest.
I can answer the first question - because he lost money on the R1 brass.

Make sense, $250 was a steal for pvd on brass...

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 22:29:31 »
WOW DLC? I'm no longer for 60% keebs but DLC alone could change my mind (65% would be the top notch tho). May i ask why R1 full brass was $250 and this is $380-400 btw?

The cost of each case in last round is around $340...
(case with defect, surface treatment are major problem)
We think we'll make it lesser this time, but not much :(

Also, YES a bottom not in PC could be great, especially on the DLC/PVD version, BRASS/SS DLC BOTTOM  :thumb:
Since you are going All-In with DLC on SS, you could consider a thick brass plate too.

Bottom in brass/ss and DLC/PVD + Brass THICC plate would be instabuy to be honest.
Quantity is not enough to do that now :(


Yes, the more regular 7u option :) 6u spacebars are a pain in the a.. to get :(
Ya, not lot of people want it, and we'll release the plate design anyway.
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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 00:42:42 »
You mean for the thick plate or for the 7 degrees bottom, or both? 

Regarding the bottom i think it would be nice (premium finish on top and premium finish on bottom and extra weight). Maybe you can save a bit by integrating the small weight in the bottom and make an unique piece at bottom, since the whole bottom will be the weight with these materials. 

Regarding plate maybe you can make it integrated to the top case to make it thick. DLC/PVD will cost the same since it will go in the same exact machine due the dimension of the frame, you will pay more in cnc sure but also no need to make standard plates later. Would totally spend +$100 or so for an integrated thick plate. 

Idk i understand if this can't be made, i'm just listing 2 things that would make it appealing to me (at the current status, just DLC says "buy me")
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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 01:55:12 »
WOW DLC? I'm no longer for 60% keebs but DLC alone could change my mind (65% would be the top notch tho). May i ask why R1 full brass was $250 and this is $380-400 btw?

The cost of each case in last round is around $340...
(case with defect, surface treatment are major problem)
We think we'll make it lesser this time, but not much :(

Also, YES a bottom not in PC could be great, especially on the DLC/PVD version, BRASS/SS DLC BOTTOM  :thumb:
Since you are going All-In with DLC on SS, you could consider a thick brass plate too.

Bottom in brass/ss and DLC/PVD + Brass THICC plate would be instabuy to be honest.
Quantity is not enough to do that now :(


Yes, the more regular 7u option :) 6u spacebars are a pain in the a.. to get :(
Ya, not lot of people want it, and we'll release the plate design anyway.

Plate design is kinda useless when the only HHKB option is -true- hhkb with a 6u spacebar. Being able to get my own plate won't help, case won't support it.

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 03:41:38 »
How about 2x3u with HHKB blockers? You can use the same plate and PCB, just need a case that will cover the gaps.

To me that's the optimal 60% layout -- "true HHKB" 6u spacebar, but split. Doesn't get any better unless you do something exotic like ortholinear or Katana60.

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« Reply #16 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 07:20:00 »
How about 2x3u with HHKB blockers? You can use the same plate and PCB, just need a case that will cover the gaps.

To me that's the optimal 60% layout -- "true HHKB" 6u spacebar, but split. Doesn't get any better unless you do something exotic like ortholinear or Katana60.

And completely impossible to get caps for afaik. Not a single GMK set that has 3u right?

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 08:54:25 »
And completely impossible to get caps for afaik. Not a single GMK set that has 3u right?

All ePBT sets have 2 of ‘em afaik
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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 10:50:43 »
the pvd/dlc is extremely interesting.

can someone clarify if that bottom PC piece could be replaced with a "normal" ss bottom piece for those of us who don't use any of those RGB nonsense?

I would be in if this supported 7u hhkb with split space. Standard ANSI would be ok too I guess.

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 11:33:03 »
Vote for 7u hhkb and solid bottom
Vote against thick integrated and leds

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« Reply #20 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 12:52:41 »
Vote for 7u hhkb and solid bottom
Vote against thick integrated and leds

Pls no, go standard

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« Reply #21 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 18:49:29 »
And I just bought a Round 1 case 4 days ago... My timing is perfect  :))

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 18:54:18 »
Would be interested in a WKL layout and solid bottom  ;D

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 23:39:13 »
Making thick bottom with PVD/DLC stainless or brass is not possible based on quantity in round 1.
And the price will be insane. ($100 up for bottom only, 20 orders)

Thin one will not able to avoid the sound issue.
And the price might need +30 up for thin one.

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 23:56:29 »
I kind of liked the Chiwi60 with poly bottom design, although the sound I'm not sure if I'll be a fan of, I haven't seen many typing videos with them or touched one myself so I can't say.

Anyone have any input?
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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 02:07:20 »
Would be totally down for an all white 65%    :( :(

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 03:59:34 »
Would be totally down for an all white 65%    :( :(

Full brass dlc 65% my pocket would be so ready. 

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 04:00:43 »
Making thick bottom with PVD/DLC stainless or brass is not possible based on quantity in round 1.
And the price will be insane. ($100 up for bottom only, 20 orders)

Thin one will not able to avoid the sound issue.
And the price might need +30 up for thin one.

Bottom thick angled and DLC is +$100? It would be ok for me tbh


+$30 for a thin DLC? Totally OK Sennin. Tons of people paid +$50 or more (don't remember) for a bottom brass pvd for the Doro67, which was just a 3mm flat plate basically.   

Please give us one of these option, these difference are totally acceptable, doesn't make any sense to me to have a PC/plastic bottom on the top made of SS+DLC
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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 04:59:33 »
Making thick bottom with PVD/DLC stainless or brass is not possible based on quantity in round 1.
And the price will be insane. ($100 up for bottom only, 20 orders)

Thin one will not able to avoid the sound issue.
And the price might need +30 up for thin one.

Bottom thick angled and DLC is +$100? It would be ok for me tbh


+$30 for a thin DLC? Totally OK Sennin. Tons of people paid +$50 or more (don't remember) for a bottom brass pvd for the Doro67, which was just a 3mm flat plate basically.   

Please give us one of these option, these difference are totally acceptable, doesn't make any sense to me to have a PC/plastic bottom on the top made of SS+DLC
$100 up, and I have to sell at least 20 pcs of them 0.0...
polish and dlc/pvd coating cost around $30~$40 each for low quantity.
thin plate can use polished plate to make, polishing will be skipped.
I can add the option, but I don't think there's enough order to support it.

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 05:28:26 »
Making thick bottom with PVD/DLC stainless or brass is not possible based on quantity in round 1.
And the price will be insane. ($100 up for bottom only, 20 orders)

Thin one will not able to avoid the sound issue.
And the price might need +30 up for thin one.

Bottom thick angled and DLC is +$100? It would be ok for me tbh


+$30 for a thin DLC? Totally OK Sennin. Tons of people paid +$50 or more (don't remember) for a bottom brass pvd for the Doro67, which was just a 3mm flat plate basically.   

Please give us one of these option, these difference are totally acceptable, doesn't make any sense to me to have a PC/plastic bottom on the top made of SS+DLC
$100 up, and I have to sell at least 20 pcs of them 0.0...
polish and dlc/pvd coating cost around $30~$40 each for low quantity.
thin plate can use polished plate to make, polishing will be skipped.
I can add the option, but I don't think there's enough order to support it.

maybe the bottom can be made with brass+sandblast or brass +eplating. Afterall it's just the bottom and eplating shouldn't be expensive. 

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 08:08:37 »
Very interested in a R2  :thumb: +1 DLC BLACK

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 18:52:33 »
Making thick bottom with PVD/DLC stainless or brass is not possible based on quantity in round 1.
And the price will be insane. ($100 up for bottom only, 20 orders)

Thin one will not able to avoid the sound issue.
And the price might need +30 up for thin one.

Bottom thick angled and DLC is +$100? It would be ok for me tbh


+$30 for a thin DLC? Totally OK Sennin. Tons of people paid +$50 or more (don't remember) for a bottom brass pvd for the Doro67, which was just a 3mm flat plate basically.   

Please give us one of these option, these difference are totally acceptable, doesn't make any sense to me to have a PC/plastic bottom on the top made of SS+DLC
$100 up, and I have to sell at least 20 pcs of them 0.0...
polish and dlc/pvd coating cost around $30~$40 each for low quantity.
thin plate can use polished plate to make, polishing will be skipped.
I can add the option, but I don't think there's enough order to support it.

maybe the bottom can be made with brass+sandblast or brass +eplating. Afterall it's just the bottom and eplating shouldn't be expensive.
cheaper, but still need sell 20+ bottom at least.
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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 23 January 2019, 11:32:10 »
Ooh R2


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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 23 January 2019, 21:47:26 »
Dang if I can get Ted to make me a plate I'm tryna get one for HHKB :cool:

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 24 January 2019, 20:59:55 »
Since you are doing R2, please consider a better packaging (some form of foam at all will be tremendously helpful) and QC on the Chiwi60. A number of PC bottom has minor scratches on them so please keep those in mind Sennin  ;)

Seems like you are using another manufacturer too, which can be great.

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 24 January 2019, 21:17:33 »
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I mean holy ****, how come nobody even notices the metal hhkb.

So the real question is, topre version when?

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 25 January 2019, 09:12:06 »
I'll echo the comments that a white 65% would be amazing. :) Does anyone else think the gaps on the first photo (the head-on shot of black case) look just as wide as the Tokyo60?

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 25 January 2019, 10:18:15 »
Im in for a HHKB style anodised case. Will the case have underglow like the regular version? What colors are available? Price of $160 for anodised case is right for me. When do we plan on the GB?

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 25 January 2019, 11:33:35 »
I'll echo the comments that a white 65% would be amazing. :)

Yeah, with all the cool keeb round 2's going on, a white 65% of Chiwi would be the one for me.

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 25 January 2019, 11:38:57 »
The polished case is extremely beautiful, but I would be very afraid of scratching it and leaving fingerprints. This would be a build where it would be on display and never be used lol +1

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 25 January 2019, 13:28:02 »
The polished case is extremely beautiful, but I would be very afraid of scratching it and leaving fingerprints. This would be a build where it would be on display and never be used lol +1
You could keep it plugged in while on the stand and use it as an rgb light.

In all seriousness though, dlc onto stainless steel should be more resilient than anodising.
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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
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I mean holy ****, how come nobody even notices the metal hhkb.

So the real question is, topre version when?

It's a custom made plate by rm-rf, 1/1 prime :cool:

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« Reply #42 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 12:01:17 »
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I mean holy ****, how come nobody even notices the metal hhkb.

So the real question is, topre version when?

It's a custom made plate by rm-rf, 1/1 prime :cool:
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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 13:58:44 »
I would be interested in a carbon fiber universal plate (compatible w/ gh60 arrow layout) and an inexpensive steel base instead of polycarb. Still have not built my R1 since I would greatly prefer the carbon fiber plate and also a heavier base.

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:39:25 »
Can we put the HHKB in the HHKB layout chiwi60? (round1 or round2) as seen here https://imgur.com/edXhHm4.jpg?

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 17:11:46 »
I would be interested in a carbon fiber universal plate (compatible w/ gh60 arrow layout) and an inexpensive steel base instead of polycarb. Still have not built my R1 since I would greatly prefer the carbon fiber plate and also a heavier base.

to each his own, but I believe the point of the polycarb base is that it will be thick and fill up the interior.  I'm guessing it will not be heavy but probably not light.  And it will make the board sound a whole lot better, and allow underglow.  I guess if you go with the metal base you could just stuff the insides, but then no chance of underglow.
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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 02 February 2019, 02:23:20 »
I would be interested in a carbon fiber universal plate (compatible w/ gh60 arrow layout) and an inexpensive steel base instead of polycarb. Still have not built my R1 since I would greatly prefer the carbon fiber plate and also a heavier base.

Cause we want to fill the space inside by bottom plate.
But if we do that with metal, the cost of bottom might similar to body.
Lucky people won't see inside with metal bottom installed.
So fill with foam or other item works too.
We also list this option.
But it does not look good when open it.

Can we put the HHKB in the HHKB layout chiwi60? (round1 or round2) as seen here https://imgur.com/edXhHm4.jpg?
I guess he designed his own plate based on our plate file.
we don't have this option now :(
And I don't have a original HHKB for test 0.0

Offline SK0P1

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 02 February 2019, 12:37:31 »
Oh, do you know who made it so I can message them?

Offline BserLarry

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 04 February 2019, 05:39:53 »
Interested!
Would there be an option of the kit without the PCB? I have enough 60% PCBs of my own already!

Offline menuhin

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Re: [IC] Doyu Studio Chiwi60 round 2
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 05 February 2019, 15:59:23 »
Interested in a true HHKB layout (6u spacebar) like in the last photo of the OP!
Will opt for the a nice looking anodized case!
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