[GB]ChicoryBLE-wireless 40% keyboard(75% shipped)


#1

2019.2.14 update
Until now, I have finished all packages shipping except Titanium Green(AKA:Greenish Grey), Pink and some other need re-do. According to communication with the factory, it can be shipped before the end of February.

2019.2.9 update
The spring festival legal holiday will end in two days, so I will continue shipping.
Here is the quick start of ChicoryBLE here:http://help.ydkb.io/doku.php?id=en:keyboards:chicory

2019.1.26 update
I have got all cases from ALF last week, But when I place an order at ALF, I missed one word with titanium green, so I got a wrong color. And there are also a little cases have some defect. I have already sended these cases back to ALF to re-do.

Now the Spring Festival is coming, it’s the most important festival in China. The legal holidays last 7 days, but most factory will have a 15 or more days holidays actually. So I will keep in touch with ALF to make sure these cases can re-do as soon as possible.

Shipping is also a problem during these days, most express company will suspended in Spring Festival, althought SF will keeping working, but the efficiency will be affected based on previous years’ experience. I am a little worried about if the package have some mistake, the express company will not process immediate. So I will continuing shipping or not depend on the situation. Until now, I have only finished a few kits shipping in China.

Here is some pics of the cases:








2018.10.6 update

The ChicoryBLE group buy will end in Oct.7 at 9 a.m. PT, and I will cancel all unpaid invoice in 3 days.Thanks for all the guys who get in the groupbuy.I will update anything news in discord channel and here.

More pics: https://imgur.com/a/ipmfOMG

[Price]

KIT:$128

Extra Chicory PCB:$48

Extra Switch plate:$16

Extra Case:$90

[KIT Include]

1.Chicory PCB with MDBT40 BLE Module, support both MX and Alps switch

2.Hollow silvery carbon fiber switch plate,will distinguish between MX+PCB mount stabilizers and Alps+PCB mount stabilizers

3.6061 ALU case(9+1colors for selection,pearl white need +$40),tray mount, manufactured by ALF

4.Screws, tiny clear rubber bump pads, MSS-12D16 power switch, PH-2AW pin header and other accessories if necessary

[KIT NOT Include]

1.Switches

2.Keycaps

3.Type-C cable

4.Stabilizers or Costar

5.Battery(The size of battery slot is 115x40x4mm,recommend 3.7v Li-polymer battery)

[Chicory PCB info]

1.Atmega32u4, MDBT40 BLE Module etc.(BLE mode can work under macOS or Windows)

2.TMK firmware(YDKB.io)

3.USB-C to USB-A and USB-C to USB-C

4.Split-space

5.Ledmap

6.Charging indicator lights

7.Three optional footprints for power switch(MSS-12D16)

8.Two footprints for battery plug(PH-2AW), can working together, but this case can use only one

[About effective Bluetooth range and batterylife]

1.According to my experience, with the 1250mAh Li-polymer battery, the battery life can be one months at least every day use.

2.According to the test, the effective Bluetooth range is about 3~4 meters in open area

This Groupbuy will close Oct.7

Ships within 1.5 - 2 month after GB payment collection. Shipping fees (based on SF Economy Express, 5-7 business days,http://www.sf-express.com/sg/en/dynamic_function/price/) will be invoiced when keyboard is ready to ship.Make sure your address is in SF dest list.And all prices exclude a 5% PayPal Fee/Exchange Fee.

Order form: https://goo.gl/forms/mAtLEAAik13QDaI33

The updates will be synced on here and ALF Discord .


#2

Good work!


#3

Thanks, I’m looking forward to SA Symbiosis R2


#4

The GB will end in Oct.7


#5

So tempting as my second foray into staggered 40%s :thinking:


#6

Future Huey says it’ll make him happy. And offset some of the crap you always land him with.


#7

I hope this 40% won’t let you down.:smiley:


#8

:thinking:I don’t quite understand what you said.:stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


#9

I told @Manofinterests to buy one :slight_smile:


#10

He buys everything. Easy target.


#11

I see, thanks so much:yum:


#12

almost everything :wink:


#13

2018.10.6 update
The ChicoryBLE group buy will end in Oct.7 at 9 a.m. PT, and I will cancel all unpaid invoice in 3 days.Thanks for all the guys who get in the groupbuy.I will update anything news in discord channel and here.


#14

Any updates?


#15

Feel sorry for forgot update, all cnc finished, and the case is in anodizing progress.
If everything goes on well, I will start ship before Chinese New Year, and in 2019, the Spring Festival is Feb.5


#16

Update in 2019.01.26


#17

2019.2.9 update


#18

I’m looking forward to mine


#19

2019.2.14 update