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[GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 10:35:08 »










IC: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=98689.0


Leaf 60 - 60% custom keyboard kit

Information:

  • Default kit:
    • Aluminum/PC top and bottom cases
    • Aluminum/PC plate
    • Atmega32u4 PCB with USB C
    • Aluminum/PC bottom leaf shape accessory
    • Gaskets, rubber feet, screws, custom box
  • Price for default kit: $275 excluding PayPal fee and shipping



Plate mounting: sandwich mount with gaskets



Colors

For regular kits:
  • E-white*
  • E-black*
  • E-red*
  • MAO white
  • Anodizing yellow
  • Anodizing purple
  • Matte clear PC
  • Opaque black PC

* Electrophoretic coating (e-coating) is technically similar to powder coating but way smoother, even smoother than most anodizing.

Color samples: Clear PC, Opaque black PC, purple, E-white, Yellow, E-black, E-red

For full brass PVD version: silver, gold, rose gold. A photo of one full brass Orange 75 for your reference.



PCB and Plate

PCB layout:
More
For MX/ALPS compatible PCB:


For MX hotswap PCB:


Plate layout:
More
Universal plate:


WKL plate:


HHKB plate:


ALPS plate:




Placing an Order

  • Regular kits: $275
  • Extra PCB: $37
  • Extra aluminum/PC plate: $25
  • Upgrade to / extra sandblasted brass weight: $45 / $56
  • Upgrade to / extra sandblasted brass plate: $37 / $45
  • Gold PVD finish for plate or weight: $12 (silver and rose gold are not available)
  • Full brass PVD kit: $560
  • PayPal transaction fee: 5%
  • The estimated shipping fee for a regular kit is $40. You'll be inviced again before shipping.


Timeline:
  • GB opens for one week.
  • Expected shipping date is in April. CNY and other holiday have been considered.



Terms

We'll do our best to do QC but we cannot guarantee every board is 100% perfect.
If there are blemishes, depending on the condition of the boards, possible solutions include replacement, return item chargeback, and partial refunds.



Update:

As so many people asked, dedicated WKL plate can be available, but only in black/clear PC.
You can write a note in the last question in the order form and tell me to replace the PC layout to dedicated WKL.

The current "WKL" plate is meant to be used for the hotswap PCB.
The universal plate is a must-have.
The dedicated HHKB plate is requested in the IC.
The ALPS plate is also a must-have.
There's no one that I want to delete, so I make compromise and provide 5th option in PC material only.

I can not provide any more options guys LOL



Update on 01/23:

stop accepting orders.
Deadline for payment is 01/25 everywhere in the world.
« Last Edit: Thu, 24 January 2019, 09:20:54 by senter »

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:04:07 »
Pmed

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:11:01 »
pming

Offline finalarcadia

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:13:24 »
Pm'd for brass kit, but also getting a polycarbonate kit for sure. Great looking board.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:13:44 »
Just submitted an order. Looking forward to it!
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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:14:37 »
May I ask what's the differences between E-white and MAO white?

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:15:16 »
Will RGB leds be installed on the back of the PCBs?

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:16:39 »
Ordered!

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:17:26 »
Ordered a PC HHKB w/ brass plate & weight. Does the PCB have any special features other than center port?
« Last Edit: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:23:16 by laserbeamspewpew »

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:18:43 »
May I ask what's the differences between E-white and MAO white?

E-white is pure white. Mao white is greyish white.
E-white is smoother than MAO white.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:21:20 »
Will RGB leds be installed on the back of the PCBs?

There are no built-in RGB LEDs on the PCB. The main reason is the high failure rate of the RGB LEDs. They are wired in series. One LED has a bad soldering point then all the rest won't work.
The PCB will have soldering pads for LED strips. They are flexible to attach and easy to drive with QMK.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:23:26 »
In for PC HHKB w/ brass plate & weight. Does the PCB have any special features other than center port?


One is hotswappable. Another supports ALPS and MX. Otherwise, they're nothing special.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:25:31 »
Will RGB leds be installed on the back of the PCBs?

There are no built-in RGB LEDs on the PCB. The main reason is the high failure rate of the RGB LEDs. They are wired in series. One LED has a bad soldering point then all the rest won't work.
The PCB will have soldering pads for LED strips. They are flexible to attach and easy to drive with QMK.

Great to know they have the pads available, thanks!

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:28:22 »
E-White and E-Red are matte, right?
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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:29:52 »
Don't remember if it was mentioned in IC, but what's PCB color?

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:30:50 »
As an owner of a few Fox boards, I could really tell the improvements in each and subsequent work. Best of luck to your new group buy

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:39:38 »
Im coming back Senter ;)

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:39:55 »
Does this close on the 23rd of January?
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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:44:52 »
What is the total weight?

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:46:28 »
May we know who will do the shipping?

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:48:16 »
Definitely in for this, always 100% positive experiences with Fox Labs' group buys!

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:55:27 »
i wish the wkl plate wasnt split bs only

as you have to get a universal plate for normal bs which isnt ideal
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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 20:58:19 »
I want to order three but will I have to pay 3 different shipping prices?

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 21:00:37 »
Don't remember if it was mentioned in IC, but what's PCB color?

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I believe he said black during IC.  https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=98689.msg2703695#msg2703695

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 21:02:02 »
How soft is the gasket? Does it add significant flex, or is it purely for vibration/sound dampening?

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 21:02:38 »
Please tell that you got the wrong img for that WKL plate.
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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 21:03:31 »
Is it possible to have more photos of black polycarb?

Edit: Also, could you add an option for ordering extra weight?
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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 21:03:51 »
pm'ed for brass kit  :D

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 21:08:13 »
Please tell that you got the wrong img for that WKL plate.

i wish the wkl plate wasnt split bs only

as you have to get a universal plate for normal bs which isnt ideal

I was wondering this too :( pls have normal bs for WKL plate

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 21:13:18 »
like im 100% in for a black pc if wkl allows normal bs

but that is a deal breaker
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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 21:14:44 »
Can we at least get stepped caps lock for the WKL plate? :(

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 21:18:43 »
Is the wkl plate really default split backspace? If I want wkl with full backspace, do I need to get the universal plate?

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 21:20:25 »
I didn't even notice that... Yeah... Need stepped caps and full backspace for wkl.
Can we at least get stepped caps lock for the WKL plate? :(

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 21:25:07 »
Ordered!!! Quick question with regards to PVD brass finish cost. Is it $12 per brass item?
May we know who will do the shipping?
Also curious about shipping.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 21:31:44 »
Id really love to have stepped caps and full backspace on WKL too. The universal plate just looks too funky

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 21:36:25 »
Here we go!

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 21:37:59 »
Are changes allowed after submitted order? I want to go ahead and place my order

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 21:48:36 »
Are changes allowed after submitted order? I want to go ahead and place my order
You get two pms to him from reading the op.

I'm super excited for the alps support. Finally a nice case for alps!

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 22:18:54 »
Don't remember if it was mentioned in IC, but what's PCB color?

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It's matte black

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 22:19:02 »
i want one but man i cant PS loving my Leaf80
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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 22:19:22 »
As an owner of a few Fox boards, I could really tell the improvements in each and subsequent work. Best of luck to your new group buy

Thanks, Delirious

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 22:20:06 »
Does this close on the 23rd of January?

Yes

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 22:20:24 »
Pm'd for all brass!

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 22:20:29 »
I wouldn't mind some more photos of the black polycarb if possible. :-*

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 22:21:34 »
What is the total weight?

Haven't measure it yet as there are too many options (e.g. PC, alu, brass). I'll update some info in OP when I get time.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 22:24:35 »
May we know who will do the shipping?

As we're not running the GB through zFrontier (due to the CNY holiday), we'll do the shipping directly. We'll work with a DHL proxy.
The good thing is, the shipping will be much faster. zFrontier second time QC normally take one week or more.
The bad thing is, we don't have the second time QC this time. We'll do the QC more carefully tho.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 22:27:43 »
i wish the wkl plate wasnt split bs only

as you have to get a universal plate for normal bs which isnt ideal

The WKL plate is meant to be used with the hotswap PCB.
Yes, it's not ideal. However, it's not possible to make it ideal for every possible layout.
There are 4 types of plates, 2 types of PCB, 3 types of top case layout. That's best we can do.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 22:28:45 »
I want to order three but will I have to pay 3 different shipping prices?

The shipping fee mainly depends on the weight.

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Re: [GB] Fox Lab - Leaf 60
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 22:30:19 »
In for a PC kit, with some questions in the extra details.