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= Laser_Ninja is making Tented Iris Cases =
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= laser_ninja Tented Iris Cases =
This is a split keyboard PCB sold on keeb.io. I have modified the original case design to allow tenting (raising one part of the keyboard, like a tent).
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=== September 2021 Update ===
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Iris cases are made to order and I have a low profile and high profile version available.
  
This tented design of mine is:
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The imgur album below contains info, photos and renders and i've just updated it with high profile renders.
  
# Affordable.
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:'''[https://imgur.com/a/0V3lUTj https://imgur.com/a/0V3lUTj]'''
# Minimalist and has a clean, finished look.
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# Adjustable via interchangeable standoffs.
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# Customisable - choose any combination of acrylic top/middle/bottom and screw colour.
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== Ordering ==
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'''Pricing:'''
This buy is currently open until the end of July. Please fill in the form below. You'll find all the information and options within.
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* Low profile - $170 AUD
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* High profile - $200 AUD
  
[https://goo.gl/forms/5psFK9YlFuiPiwpc2 Order form] (closing soon)
 
  
== Pictures & Links ==
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'''Delivery:'''
* Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/8xcpw1/artisan_acrylic_tented_iris_casekit_by_laser_ninja/
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* AU Courier: $10-13 AUD
* Video by Juju Cables: https://youtu.be/FBD-LC1K2ds
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* International: $30-40 AUD
* Iris build guide: https://docs.keeb.io/#/iris-build-guide
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* International express: $40+ AUD
  
  
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'''Included in each kit:'''
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* Acrylic case consisting of both left/right sides.
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* Screws, standoffs, bumpons (rubber feet).
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* Tenting kit including 3 lengths/angles.
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'''Needed to complete the keyboard:'''
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* [https://keeb.io/products/iris-keyboard-split-ergonomic-keyboard Keebio Iris Rev4 PCBs]
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* One TRRS cable (aka 4 pole 3.5mm aux) to connect the 2 sides
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* USB-C cable to connect to your pc/device
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* 52-56 switches, optional rotary encoders
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* Keycaps (thumb section can be 2x 1u or single 2u)
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= Old stuff below =
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2021 note - still not updated but info, prices and pics are in this imgur album.
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==== [https://imgur.com/a/0V3lUTj https://imgur.com/a/0V3lUTj] ====
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2020 note - this page has not been updated in a while, i'll get around to that soon.
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At the end of 2017, Eric of Aeboards asked me for a simple iris case. What followed was a few months of designing and testing a new tenting system to mod onto the iris case files provided by keeb.io (original seller of the iris keyboard.
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I ran a small local GB from the australian keyboard discord server in May 2018 which went fairly smoothly. From this I learned from some mistakes made and iterated to the 2nd version which was sold in a worldwide sale. This ran smoothly except for a few extras ordered after the sale, which took a few months more to arrive due to the shipping carrier chose and proximity to christmas.
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== The next iteration: Version 3 ==
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The next version will have an improved tenting system that is even easier to adjust while keeping the same minimalist aesthetic.
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However, this won't be available until some time in 2020, after I purchase my own laser cutter.  There are things I need to sort out before producing the cases again. Good news is that once everything is sorted, I can apply my tenting system to any split keyboard and even regular boards.
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== Can't wait until 2020? ==
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Unfortunatly I can't help you out with one offs and I don't take commissions right now. However, the regular iris case files are available from keebio (check the iris pcb product page for links).
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Iris 3.0 PCBs are available and feature all components soldered on, so you just need to solder your own switches in. Much simpler!
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== Info ==
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* Iris product page: https://keeb.io/products/iris-keyboard-split-ergonomic-keyboard
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* Iris build guide: https://docs.keeb.io/iris-build-guide/
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* [[Iris July2018 Updates|July 2018 Sale update posts]]
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* Iris rev 3.0 PCBs: https://keeb.io/collections/frontpage/products/iris-rev-3-keyboard-pcbs
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== Videos ==
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* Juju Cables: https://youtu.be/FBD-LC1K2ds
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* TaeKeyboards: https://youtu.be/0P6oIOB-whM
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* The Board Podcast: https://youtu.be/S-uBJfyIlWY
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== Photos ==
 
* Tented Iris Case options: https://imgur.com/a/dEqaHzs
 
* Tented Iris Case options: https://imgur.com/a/dEqaHzs
 
* Tented Iris Case customer's photos: https://imgur.com/a/acR1qyF
 
* Tented Iris Case customer's photos: https://imgur.com/a/acR1qyF
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* Update #1 album: https://imgur.com/a/cawZjnU
 
* Update #1 album: https://imgur.com/a/cawZjnU
 
* Smoke update album: https://imgur.com/a/25koSc7
 
* Smoke update album: https://imgur.com/a/25koSc7
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* Update #2 album: https://imgur.com/a/bUhbsa2
  
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https://i.imgur.com/q9koc89.jpg
=== Update 2 (31st July 2018) ===
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I have for you what mech enthusiasts crave: delays. Only a small delay. I need to order in some more acrylic sheets and hardware.  
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Really didn't anticipate on getting the amount of interest I did (20+ sold) but very happy to see this amount of interest.  
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Kingk22, Matte Black with Snow middle.
  
* All sent invoices have been paid.
 
* Redox case addition: will be in contact about this.
 
* Lets split addition: waiting for acrylic.
 
* Custom planck diffuser layer: will be in contact about this.
 
  
  
Work left to do aside from ordering stuff in:
 
  
* Design and print build diagram/instructions.
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https://i.imgur.com/5GDRDVC.jpg
* Print out order summary for each buyer (which doubles as a checklist for packing).
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* Sticker sheet if time allows (I print stickers as well).  
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JohnWest, Matte Black with Snow bottom plate.
  
'''Photos: https://imgur.com/a/bUhbsa2'''
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https://i.imgur.com/KaWLhnY.jpg
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= Important note for buyers of my iris cases! (2018) =
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It has come to my attention that the right side of the case can be too tight due to the promicro port.
  
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This can be solved by removing the plastic spacer so that the promicro sits closer to the PCB.
  
Discord: @Ninja#5071
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'''You can follow a guide here on accomplishing this: https://imgur.com/a/M9r3EW9'''
Reddit: /u/meowffins
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Email: ken@kennui.com
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Without the plastic spacer, the promicro might be too close to the switch pins. Trim down the switch pins as much as possible and apply insulating tape if it looks like it will touch and create a short.
  
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=== Update 1 (18th July 2018) ===
 
Hey people. The form went up 1 week ago and I have begun production while also confirming order details with each buyer.
 
  
Invoices are being prepared and will be sent out shortly.
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Production is half done. Some parts of my google form were not very clear so please have a look at the update imgur album. If you are unsure about anything, please ask.
 
  
On track to delivery all cases by the end of July.
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= FAQ (for users) =
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=== Why are the instructions in it's own bag? ===
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This is to keep it as flat as possible and protect the sheet + stickers. If it was packaged with the iris case, the instructions and/or stickers would be creased and bent as the whole thing is wrapped.
  
'''Photos: https://imgur.com/a/cawZjnU'''
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I could fold it twice (instead of once) but I want to minimise the number of fold lines on the instruction sheet so it looks nicer (and it could still get creased on the corners, iris is not a rectangle).
  
  
https://i.imgur.com/CGh7cpE.jpg
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=== Why is there so much packaging?  (the zip lock/self seal bags) ===
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Some parts need to be kept separate such as the aluminium standoffs and thumbscrew feet. If not, the anodisation can get scratched off.
  
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The screws and M2 standoffs are separate because it was easier to pack, this will be consolidated in the future.
  
I also didn't put pictures in to show how tenting works. Some of you may not understand so these photos should help. Note that the units below are '''prototypes'''.
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I've also left branding/markings/labels off most of the bags so that they can be reused. They are thicker and should last longer ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°).
  
  
https://i.imgur.com/oYVa9oO.jpg
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=== Why is there no tracking or insurance? (international deliveries) ===
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It would be extremely expensive. Tracked, insured and with signature on delivery would cost at least $48 AUD to the US (where I have charged $20).  
  
https://i.imgur.com/JUgeSYi.jpg
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I will cover any losses or damage personally. For the future and larger sales/GBs, I will investigate getting better rates from DHL, TNT etc.
  
  
So the longer the standoff, the higher the angle. The tenting leg itself is made up of 3 parts - the standoff, thumbscrew foot and rubber pad (comes applied to the thumbscrew).  
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=== How come hi-pro layers are not an option? ===
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It honestly did not occur to me and I had already started the sale when someone first brought it up. It will be an option in the future.
  
  
If you have selected more than one set of standoffs to try different angles, then it is as simple as changing the standoff.
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=== Will it be sold again? When? ===
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Yes, but not until early 2019. I have many projects in the works and want to at least wait for the next version of Iris PCBs to come out.  
  
All buyers have now been contacted. All international orders will be delivered at the same time, estimated to be around the end of the month (31st July 2018).  
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These PCBs are still in development but it will be fully assembled. This raises the cost but reduces the build time significantly.
  
  
Discord: @Ninja#5071
 
Reddit: /u/meowffins
 
Email: ken@kennui.com
 
 
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Revision as of 05:40, 10 September 2021


laser_ninja Tented Iris Cases

September 2021 Update

Iris cases are made to order and I have a low profile and high profile version available.

The imgur album below contains info, photos and renders and i've just updated it with high profile renders.

https://imgur.com/a/0V3lUTj


Pricing:

  • Low profile - $170 AUD
  • High profile - $200 AUD


Delivery:

  • AU Courier: $10-13 AUD
  • International: $30-40 AUD
  • International express: $40+ AUD


Included in each kit:

  • Acrylic case consisting of both left/right sides.
  • Screws, standoffs, bumpons (rubber feet).
  • Tenting kit including 3 lengths/angles.


Needed to complete the keyboard:

  • Keebio Iris Rev4 PCBs
  • One TRRS cable (aka 4 pole 3.5mm aux) to connect the 2 sides
  • USB-C cable to connect to your pc/device
  • 52-56 switches, optional rotary encoders
  • Keycaps (thumb section can be 2x 1u or single 2u)


Old stuff below

2021 note - still not updated but info, prices and pics are in this imgur album.

https://imgur.com/a/0V3lUTj

2020 note - this page has not been updated in a while, i'll get around to that soon.


At the end of 2017, Eric of Aeboards asked me for a simple iris case. What followed was a few months of designing and testing a new tenting system to mod onto the iris case files provided by keeb.io (original seller of the iris keyboard.

I ran a small local GB from the australian keyboard discord server in May 2018 which went fairly smoothly. From this I learned from some mistakes made and iterated to the 2nd version which was sold in a worldwide sale. This ran smoothly except for a few extras ordered after the sale, which took a few months more to arrive due to the shipping carrier chose and proximity to christmas.


The next iteration: Version 3

The next version will have an improved tenting system that is even easier to adjust while keeping the same minimalist aesthetic.

However, this won't be available until some time in 2020, after I purchase my own laser cutter. There are things I need to sort out before producing the cases again. Good news is that once everything is sorted, I can apply my tenting system to any split keyboard and even regular boards.


Can't wait until 2020?

Unfortunatly I can't help you out with one offs and I don't take commissions right now. However, the regular iris case files are available from keebio (check the iris pcb product page for links).

Iris 3.0 PCBs are available and feature all components soldered on, so you just need to solder your own switches in. Much simpler!


Info


Videos


Photos


q9koc89.jpg

Kingk22, Matte Black with Snow middle.



5GDRDVC.jpg

JohnWest, Matte Black with Snow bottom plate.


Important note for buyers of my iris cases! (2018)

It has come to my attention that the right side of the case can be too tight due to the promicro port.

This can be solved by removing the plastic spacer so that the promicro sits closer to the PCB.

You can follow a guide here on accomplishing this: https://imgur.com/a/M9r3EW9

Without the plastic spacer, the promicro might be too close to the switch pins. Trim down the switch pins as much as possible and apply insulating tape if it looks like it will touch and create a short.



FAQ (for users)

Why are the instructions in it's own bag?

This is to keep it as flat as possible and protect the sheet + stickers. If it was packaged with the iris case, the instructions and/or stickers would be creased and bent as the whole thing is wrapped.

I could fold it twice (instead of once) but I want to minimise the number of fold lines on the instruction sheet so it looks nicer (and it could still get creased on the corners, iris is not a rectangle).


Why is there so much packaging? (the zip lock/self seal bags)

Some parts need to be kept separate such as the aluminium standoffs and thumbscrew feet. If not, the anodisation can get scratched off.

The screws and M2 standoffs are separate because it was easier to pack, this will be consolidated in the future.

I've also left branding/markings/labels off most of the bags so that they can be reused. They are thicker and should last longer ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°).


Why is there no tracking or insurance? (international deliveries)

It would be extremely expensive. Tracked, insured and with signature on delivery would cost at least $48 AUD to the US (where I have charged $20).

I will cover any losses or damage personally. For the future and larger sales/GBs, I will investigate getting better rates from DHL, TNT etc.


How come hi-pro layers are not an option?

It honestly did not occur to me and I had already started the sale when someone first brought it up. It will be an option in the future.


Will it be sold again? When?

Yes, but not until early 2019. I have many projects in the works and want to at least wait for the next version of Iris PCBs to come out.

These PCBs are still in development but it will be fully assembled. This raises the cost but reduces the build time significantly.


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