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Offline ishtob

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[GB] Hadron V3 groupbuy a 72 keys ortholinear keyboard
« on: Sun, 27 January 2019, 06:35:26 »
Its finally here!

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After the last pilot run of hadron v2, I went back to the drawing board and took user feedbacks on what they wished could be improved upon. Hadron V3 has been redesigned from scratch to include some of the newest developments in the mechanical keyboard community.

There were a lot of interest in a "full sized" version of the hadron V2, which was cherry ML switches only with a 18x18 spacing. The original Hadron was designed to be the lowest profiled mechanical keyboard, and did not have room for MX switches. Since I was redesigning the V3 from the ground up, I set aside the space needed to allow for MX switch implementation without adding too much height to the overall design. The Hadron V3 is slightly taller than the V2 (at 17mm tall with choc switches and keycaps, only 2mm taller than the V2).




list of features:

    mcu upgraded to STM32F303, an ARM cortex-M4 32 bit processor running at 72mhz with 256kb of flash

    Multi-socket support, solderless installation for either MX (with an optional adapter plate) or choc (kailh low profile) switches.

    USB-C with ESD protection

    built-in speaker

    OLED display

    CNC aluminum mid-profile (for choc) / low profile (with optional MX plate) case

    RGB underglow

    Haptic feedback (yes that cellphone-like rumble can now let you know that you are at the actuation point)

    lipo charging circuit (for future expansions

Optional MX switch plate set:







    This set will include a bead-blasted stainless steel top plate, and a laser-cut brass spacer to add heft to the board for those who wants to use only MX switches. You may use MX switches without these plate, especially if you want to mix and match MX with choc switches, but they will only be mount to the PCB and will pull out easily. The switch plate set will be screwed in from the top and for conversion to a low profile MX board.

Pricing:

    HadronV3 barebone kit (everything except switches and keycaps) - $255

    MX plate set - $25

Timeline:

This is a tentative timeline, but as the nature of group buys, there may be unforeseeable delays. I will do my best to ensure that we meet this goal.

    Group buy: 1/27 to 2/24

    Manufacturing: 2/27 to mid-May?

    Sorting, testing and final assembly: mid-May - June

    Expected ship date: June 1st
« Last Edit: Tue, 29 January 2019, 16:34:22 by ishtob »

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Re: Hadron V3 groupbuy a 72 keys ortholinear keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 27 January 2019, 11:52:49 »
Approved, GL w GB

Offline equalunique

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Re: Hadron V3 groupbuy a 72 keys ortholinear keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 13:41:03 »
Holy cow! This is the most featureful >50% ortholinear I have ever seen! Better processor, RGB, USB-C, OLED, speaker, HAPTIC FEEDBACK, DUAL-MX/CHOC HOTSWAP - all features I love to see. XD75re, eat your heart out.

Only improvement I can think of would be a Qwiic (I2C) JST-PH connector expansion like with newer OLKB PCBs have. That's currently my ticket for having a joystick mouse integrated with my Preonic.

Hopefully will have the $$$ by Feb 24 close.
« Last Edit: Mon, 28 January 2019, 13:45:24 by equalunique »

Offline upas

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Re: Hadron V3 groupbuy a 72 keys ortholinear keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 17:45:35 »
I am incredibly excited for this GB :)
As soon as I saw the post, I ordered.

This has so many features and will definitely be my go-to ortho for the future.

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Re: Hadron V3 groupbuy a 72 keys ortholinear keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 18:35:40 »
wow, ishtob. very impressed with the design and execution with v3. if i wanted to try out those low-profile switches, where could i get a set of keycaps?

Offline ishtob

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Re: Hadron V3 groupbuy a 72 keys ortholinear keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 19:48:07 »
Only improvement I can think of would be a Qwiic (I2C) JST-PH connector expansion like with newer OLKB PCBs have. That's currently my ticket for having a joystick mouse integrated with my Preonic.

Hopefully will have the $$$ by Feb 24 close.

The footprint for the jst-sh port does exist next to the USB:

don't exactly have a case planned around it yet though. I can always provide the case file if or even design it if there is enough interest



wow, ishtob. very impressed with the design and execution with v3. if i wanted to try out those low-profile switches, where could i get a set of keycaps?

I would check out novelkeys.xyz that's where I got the switches and white set from in the photo


Offline GigaFlop

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Re: [GB] Hadron V3 groupbuy a 72 keys ortholinear keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 30 January 2019, 20:51:50 »
I like the idea, but the lack of a 2u  (or larger than 1u) space is a hard sell for me. I'll have to think on it for a while, since 2u POS-style keys can be awkward.
Looking forward to Sanctuary Rebirth, GMK Wavez, and the next paycheck.

Offline ishtob

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Re: [GB] Hadron V3 groupbuy a 72 keys ortholinear keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 05 February 2019, 08:09:20 »
Doing a raffle for the prototype unit over on reddit!

Offline ChitownM2

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Re: [GB] Hadron V3 groupbuy a 72 keys ortholinear keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 09 February 2019, 15:00:12 »
Where can I get caps for the Kalih low profile switches to use on this board?

Offline ReAvenger

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Re: [GB] Hadron V3 groupbuy a 72 keys ortholinear keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 13 February 2019, 21:04:40 »
Are you going to do international shipping to Australia? I was going to put through an order, but your site only does US and mykeyboards only does EU.