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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #150 on: Tue, 12 March 2019, 07:36:53 »
looking forward to this!

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #151 on: Tue, 12 March 2019, 09:42:03 »
If this GB happens, would it be a regular GB or a fcfs basis?

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #152 on: Tue, 12 March 2019, 09:49:17 »
If this GB happens, would it be a regular GB or a fcfs basis?

The plan is for it to be a regular GB (pre-orders through Zeal PC).

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #153 on: Tue, 12 March 2019, 09:53:25 »
"Case Top Options: HHKB Blockers, No Blockers"

Looks neat, any renders with the standard top?
x2. I mean I can mentally visualize what it would look like, like any other 60%, but a visual would go a long way. Will be following for further updates, looks great Wilba!

Same here.

This looks so dope, I'm in!

Scrolled through the thread again - Saw you responded to bottom photos - is the standard top still being considered?

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #154 on: Tue, 12 March 2019, 09:54:52 »
Can't wait. Hyped for this.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #155 on: Tue, 12 March 2019, 09:56:37 »
[Scrolled through the thread again - Saw you responded to bottom photos - is the standard top still being considered?

Yes. When I have renders of this, I will post them.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #156 on: Tue, 12 March 2019, 17:57:01 »
Yooo havent been looking at new boards but im in for this been waiting, since i saw you first show it on insta. 

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #157 on: Tue, 12 March 2019, 19:43:42 »
UPDATES:

New renders added to original post, showing the "no blocker" case. Thanks Zambumon!

Prototype case is in production.

I am working with Rama to produce a Thermal keycap. :eek:

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #158 on: Tue, 12 March 2019, 21:23:14 »
 :cool:

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #159 on: Tue, 12 March 2019, 21:58:15 »
HAWTTTTT!!! :eek:

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #160 on: Wed, 13 March 2019, 01:54:59 »
UPDATES:

New renders added to original post, showing the "no blocker" case. Thanks Zambumon!

Prototype case is in production.

I am working with Rama to produce a Thermal keycap. :eek:

i dont know what a thermal keycap will look like but i want one
QFR | MJ2 TKL | "Bulgogiboard" (Keycon 104) | TGR Alice | Secret TKL?

Everything you have said in the past has been false so I will keep my hope.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #161 on: Wed, 13 March 2019, 04:38:46 »
Yeah definitely keen on a Rama cap!

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #162 on: Wed, 13 March 2019, 05:45:00 »
Really liking the full blockerless renders but.. WKL?!? :thumb:

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #163 on: Wed, 13 March 2019, 06:55:32 »
You mentioned that the design is better suited for an aluminium plate but brass might be an option in a later group buy.

Does that mean that if a brass option should happen the design will be slightly changed down the road to accommodate to the brass version or will it have the same design so people who joined in R1 can just order an additional brass plate for their Thermal?

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #164 on: Wed, 13 March 2019, 07:19:56 »
You mentioned that the design is better suited for an aluminium plate but brass might be an option in a later group buy.

Does that mean that if a brass option should happen the design will be slightly changed down the road to accommodate to the brass version or will it have the same design so people who joined in R1 can just order an additional brass plate for their Thermal?

I meant Zeal PC (or another GB runner) could produce brass plates at a later date that would work with Thermal cases produced in the first round, no design changes to the case would be necessary. I also meant that since the plate is also visible on the sides, becoming an accent, brass plates would be either brass colored or PVD coated, and not be as aesthetic as an aluminium plate which could be anodized in a range of colors.

This is all a bit presumptuous that there will even be a round 1, let alone another round of this case. However, if there is more than one round of Thermal, each would have some different colors/materials of cases and plates, and they would be compatible with parts from other rounds.

This is a bit like how Rama Works sold new types of rear weights (and other parts) separately, and people could have bought just those to use with their M60-A from round 1.





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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #165 on: Wed, 13 March 2019, 08:39:51 »
You mentioned that the design is better suited for an aluminium plate but brass might be an option in a later group buy.

Does that mean that if a brass option should happen the design will be slightly changed down the road to accommodate to the brass version or will it have the same design so people who joined in R1 can just order an additional brass plate for their Thermal?

I meant Zeal PC (or another GB runner) could produce brass plates at a later date that would work with Thermal cases produced in the first round, no design changes to the case would be necessary. I also meant that since the plate is also visible on the sides, becoming an accent, brass plates would be either brass colored or PVD coated, and not be as aesthetic as an aluminium plate which could be anodized in a range of colors.

This is all a bit presumptuous that there will even be a round 1, let alone another round of this case. However, if there is more than one round of Thermal, each would have some different colors/materials of cases and plates, and they would be compatible with parts from other rounds.

This is a bit like how Rama Works sold new types of rear weights (and other parts) separately, and people could have bought just those to use with their M60-A from round 1.

Oh okay, my bad. I thought you meant design as in how the case is constructed and not how it looks.
I prefer aluminium anyway but thanks for clearing that up!

If that's the case you can probably count me in.
I'll wait for a typing test to make my final decision but everything so far is pointing towards a buy.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #166 on: Thu, 14 March 2019, 19:17:41 »
UPDATES:

Added GMK Olive renders. Thanks Zambumon!

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #167 on: Thu, 14 March 2019, 19:44:54 »


Nice.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #168 on: Thu, 14 March 2019, 20:47:04 »
This is so money. Sometimes keyboard come around which just pop, and this just pops.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #169 on: Thu, 14 March 2019, 21:03:22 »
I wonder how this would look with some rgb lights within the grills.
Or an acrylic layer going all around.

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« Reply #170 on: Thu, 14 March 2019, 21:47:06 »
I wonder how this would look with some rgb lights within the grills.
Or an acrylic layer going all around.

polycarb plate   :-[

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #171 on: Thu, 14 March 2019, 22:05:06 »
nice

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #172 on: Thu, 14 March 2019, 23:21:55 »
nice

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #173 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 07:26:01 »
nice

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #174 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 10:07:38 »
I wonder how this would look with some rgb lights within the grills.
Or an acrylic layer going all around.
Like an M60-A

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #175 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 10:08:43 »
UPDATES:

Added GMK Olive renders. Thanks Zambumon!
More soon.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #176 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 15:17:20 »
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Everything you have said in the past has been false so I will keep my hope.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #179 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 15:55:26 »
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Nice.

its red
I can see that

i like that it is red
Yes, that's a good point. Red is a nice color and I wished more boards were made in red

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #180 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 16:07:13 »
QFR | MJ2 TKL | "Bulgogiboard" (Keycon 104) | TGR Alice | Secret TKL?

Everything you have said in the past has been false so I will keep my hope.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #181 on: Sun, 17 March 2019, 00:29:52 »
.... No chance for a split space?

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #182 on: Sun, 17 March 2019, 06:36:11 »
ooo any more information on the leaf spring mounting method?

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #183 on: Sun, 17 March 2019, 07:02:41 »
ooo any more information on the leaf spring mounting method?

 You'll know more about it once the prototype is ready and if the results are up to Wilba's expectations.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #184 on: Sun, 17 March 2019, 08:54:17 »
Looks awesome! Im in.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #185 on: Sun, 17 March 2019, 09:23:09 »
.... No chance for a split space?

Plate Layout: Single mostly fixed layout design, with fixed 7U bottom row (i.e. HHKB and WKL), fixed split right-shift, optional 2U/split backspace, optional stepped/full Caps Lock

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #186 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 08:11:38 »

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« Reply #187 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 08:13:37 »

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #188 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 08:20:26 »
Expected reactions so you don't post them, can be combined:

  • nice / amazing / wow / oof / excited
  • Can't wait for the group buy / Can we start the group buy now?
  • rama keycaps. pogchamp
  • will the rama keycaps be available in red?
  • 100% in! / All in / now you've got my interest
  • haha, puddsy bingo
  • (thinking emoji) Polycarbonate RAMA keycaps?
  • haha, puddsy bingo

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #189 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 08:43:04 »
Expected reactions so you don't post them, can be combined:

  • nice / amazing / wow / oof / excited
  • Can't wait for the group buy / Can we start the group buy now?
  • rama keycaps. pogchamp
  • will the rama keycaps be available in red?
  • 100% in! / All in / now you've got my interest
  • haha, puddsy bingo
  • (thinking emoji) Polycarbonate RAMA keycaps?
  • haha, puddsy bingo

Party killer...  :p

But does it come.in black?  ^-^

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #190 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 09:48:57 »
Expected reactions so you don't post them, can be combined:

  • nice / amazing / wow / oof / excited
  • Can't wait for the group buy / Can we start the group buy now?
  • rama keycaps. pogchamp
  • will the rama keycaps be available in red?
  • 100% in! / All in / now you've got my interest
  • haha, puddsy bingo
  • (thinking emoji) Polycarbonate RAMA keycaps?
  • haha, puddsy bingo

You forgot any references to money in wallets. 

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #191 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 10:09:57 »
Reminder: In 2019 we are being fiscally responsible when making keyboard and keyboard related accessory purchasesTM

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #192 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 18:15:16 »
Expected reactions so you don't post them, can be combined:

  • nice / amazing / wow / oof / excited
  • Can't wait for the group buy / Can we start the group buy now?
  • rama keycaps. pogchamp
  • will the rama keycaps be available in red?
  • 100% in! / All in / now you've got my interest
  • haha, puddsy bingo
  • (thinking emoji) Polycarbonate RAMA keycaps?
  • haha, puddsy bingo

r/threadkillers
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Everything you have said in the past has been false so I will keep my hope.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #193 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 20:47:40 »
exciting, can't wait for the gb, do love my rama keys, make a red rama key please, definitely interested!

on a serious note, definitely intrigued about the mounting system.
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« Reply #194 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 21:46:28 »
exciting, can't wait for the gb, do love my rama keys, make a red rama key please, definitely interested!

on a serious note, definitely intrigued about the mounting system.

Look at the second post

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« Reply #195 on: Tue, 19 March 2019, 22:13:27 »
exciting, can't wait for the gb, do love my rama keys, make a red rama key please, definitely interested!

on a serious note, definitely intrigued about the mounting system.

Look at the second post

Whoosh. He was definitely riffing off Zambumon's post ;)

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #196 on: Wed, 20 March 2019, 21:32:55 »
A question for those who have the Boardwalk PCB, hence why I'm asking it here instead of PM'ing you.


Will this case work with universal 60% PCBs? I'm enjoying my Boardwalk (60%% ortho) tremendously and would love to transfer it to this case. If so, would it be possible to use a custom plate?

Thanks!!  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #197 on: Wed, 20 March 2019, 22:27:37 »
A question for those who have the Boardwalk PCB, hence why I'm asking it here instead of PM'ing you.


Will this case work with universal 60% PCBs? I'm enjoying my Boardwalk (60%% ortho) tremendously and would love to transfer it to this case. If so, would it be possible to use a custom plate?

Thanks!!  :thumb:

Someone already asked me something similar, if they could use XD75 PCB and a custom plate... the answer is yes, there is clearance for a USB socket in the usual position (between Esc and 1), so all that would be required is soldering the internal USB cable (for the daughterboard USB-C) to the alternative PCB. Some PCBs have pads specifically for this (like Zeal60 did before rev 4), so how easy this would be is dependent on the PCB. There is almost always some clearly identifiable points to which you can solder the 4 wires.

If you wish to preserve the original cable that comes with Thermal, you can get cables from electronics suppliers which have the right connector for the daughterboard USB-C. Example 1 Example 2

The plate design files for Thermal will be made available for anyone to make their own custom plates. I might also design some on request.


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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #198 on: Thu, 21 March 2019, 00:34:34 »
Thanks! I'll ask the Boardwalk PCB creator if this is possible. If other Boardwalk owners are also interested, send me a PM and I'll let you know the outcome.

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Re: [IC] wilba.tech Thermal
« Reply #199 on: Thu, 21 March 2019, 01:50:53 »
A question for those who have the Boardwalk PCB, hence why I'm asking it here instead of PM'ing you.


Will this case work with universal 60% PCBs? I'm enjoying my Boardwalk (60%% ortho) tremendously and would love to transfer it to this case. If so, would it be possible to use a custom plate?

Thanks!!  :thumb:

Someone already asked me something similar, if they could use XD75 PCB and a custom plate... the answer is yes, there is clearance for a USB socket in the usual position (between Esc and 1), so all that would be required is soldering the internal USB cable (for the daughterboard USB-C) to the alternative PCB. Some PCBs have pads specifically for this (like Zeal60 did before rev 4), so how easy this would be is dependent on the PCB. There is almost always some clearly identifiable points to which you can solder the 4 wires.

If you wish to preserve the original cable that comes with Thermal, you can get cables from electronics suppliers which have the right connector for the daughterboard USB-C. Example 1 Example 2

The plate design files for Thermal will be made available for anyone to make their own custom plates. I might also design some on request.

Could you send me a sample thermal so I could test this out with an ortho pcb? I'd be glad to help :D wink wink