[IC] Prime_E : An Ergo 45%


#41

Thank you so much. I’ll keep my eyes peeled. Also I don’t know if you’re keeping that numpad on the left but I hope you do.


#42

The numpad won’t be around for this one. Perhaps down the road if there’s interest.


#43

Will there be a limit for this GB?


#44

Nah. Never really saw the point in that other than potential QAQC issues.


#45

Updated OP with what should be pretty much final. I’m open to feedback on the aesthetics of the case. But the layout is set. I thought about adding a provisions for a weight but I would really like to keep this affordable. Instead I cut the footprint of the PCB as much as I reasonably could and filled that space with aluminum. Which I suppose should minimally reduce machine time and therefore cost. But in reality I’m just adding a bit more weight and probably not making any significant difference in machine time.


#46

As the kids say, “shut up and take my money!” This keeb looks sweet.


#47

In the profile view render the back and front of the board is angled towards the front. I like the aesthetic but I wonder if it would cut costs and add weight by having the front just come straight down instead of having the overhang angle. Hope that makes sense!


#48

Like the Rama M60-A? I believe that would actually cost more since you would need a thicker hunk of aluminum to start with and I think the machining would be more complicated. But I’m not a machinist so if anyone wants to chime in feel free. Plus that would mean a fairly significant redesign of the entire case/base and possibly even the PCB. I think I’m at a point of no return as far as the overall basic structure of the case goes.


#49

Haha all good. I don’t have any experience with this and just threw the idea out there. As it is I like the aesthetic of the angle anyways and if it doesn’t cost more then that’s perfect!


#50

Sorry cause I know it’s probably too early, but any price estimate? Will this at least cost under $200?


#51

It is still a bit early but $200 or less is a wish of mine as well. I should have some numbers in January.


#52

That price point would be nice


#54

Updated OP with PCBs


#55

looks pretty dope. nice work!


#56

added poll for colors at top of OP


#57

The poll seems to be set to private


#58

should be fixed now. sorry.


#59

Yep, working for me. Submitted!


#60

updated with sample picture.