[IC] Prime_E : An Ergo 45%


#21

Yeah. Godspeed MT3 having 40% support in the base kit is AWESOME for 40% users.


#22

color me interested! great looking keyboard, hoping it’ll move forward to group buy soon :joy:


#23

Thank you. Confident it will get to GB. Just don’t know about the soon part :grimacing:. Couple months at least.


#24

Couple months is great for me need to get the funds right :grinning:


#25

That’s really wonderful!!!


#26

Are you planning on keeping the led indicators? I really like having that option.


#27

Absolutely. Though the location may move.


#28

So as I suspected it just doesn’t really work having the option for 2u backspace and split backspace AND have kailh hotswap. So a decision needs to be made. Right now I’m leaning towards getting rid of 2u backspace in favor of hotswap. But I would love to hear some thoughts from others.


#29

At the smaller size I’d prefer 1u over 2u delete. Gives more flexibility with punctuation.


#30

I think ditching the 2u backspace is a logical move. I personally would do split backspace if I were building one of these to maximize the smaller layout. So ditching the 2u option to keep hotswap makes sense to me.


#31

I’d say definitely get rid of the 2u backspace, just makes it a PITA for people with sculpted sets and with small boards it’s nice to have more keys. I’m really liking where this is going, and I think this might be my next keyboard. And also thanks for making this a hotswappable pcb. I honestly am always too afraid I’ll fuck up soldering which is why I avoid most high end boards. I put a good amount of money into my last build ($275 at least) and fucked up the soldering in multiple ways lol. I just can’t trust myself anymore with soldering expensive keyboards.


#32

IMO definitely remove the 2u - the additional key is useful and also improves compatibility for people who don’t want to use non-sculpted key caps on it. and like what cijanzen said about the space bars - those would probably work best if you have keycap sizes that match shift keys


#33

totally agree


#34

2u backspace is no longer a thing (dont worry this is still rough. This is just to show layout).

I hear what yall are saying about standard shift key sizes for the spacebars. And it makes sense to a point. I REALLY don’t like 2.75u spacebars on a 40%. Though on this one it might not be so bad as it would make the blockers about the same size, which just occured to me. LOL. I was about to type 2.0/2.25 for sure but now I don’t know.

I’ll play around with it. My reasoning for 2.0/2.25 over a 2.75 (other than the fact I don’t like 2.75) is with darn near any GMK set you’re going to be buying a 40% kit if it’s available anyway. The other modifiers will demand it. Any 40% kit/spacebar kit that doesn’t have 2.0/2.25 spacebars is doing it wrong. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#35

im okay with 2.0/2.25!


#36

I’m good with 2.25 as well. At this point I usually buy the spacebars kits which usually have them cause I never know what I’ll end up with!


#37

I’m definitely interested. Where can I keep up with this? I’m definitely interested if it continues and goes onto Groupbuy. (Sorry I’m a noob here)


#38

Either here on keebtalk or Geekhack. I’ll try to keep both threads equally updated.


#39

Thank you! I’ll just have to check frequently. Any rough ETA? (Don’t hate me for that question haha)


#40

I expect to have all the design work finished up before the new year. Hope to have a prototype in hand before end of January. Assuming no problems then GB should start pretty quick thereafter. Production and delivery time frame I have no idea about yet.