[GB] LSJ Ares HHKB-Style Keyboard - Geekhack: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=93146.0
Here comes a keyboard designed by a Taiwanese!
The name "Ares", you will be familiar with it if you watched the movie "Wonder Woman". The name Diana kept calling was Ares, the God of war.
Ares is a HHKB-like custom keyboard kit. Designed by kenlee. Produced by EVE. After two prototypes, and collecting feedbacks from the community, comes to the way it is at present.
The volume was great. As he kept persistence to quality and been healthy for us, the GB is a sucess till now.
I am honored to participate in PCB discussion and production. Also got one for myself and had it in my hands few days ago. Here's the review of it.
A standard bag from EVE. Size of 60% is so cute comparing to 80%'s.
Upper part of case sit a PCB and some conponents. Down below is the case.
Matte black, gold pads Ares PCB. When discussing with kenlee, we chose it accroding to the comparison of normal black and matte black.
Ares logo on PCB. I like the font of it a lot, felt magnificent and manly.
There are some RGB leds on the back. I though it will reflect to the front, but I was totally wrong.
As a purple lover, I choose it for my case definitely. I hoped it to be blue purple more. But I regret not choosing green after seeing pics of production. Glad it's not bad looking at it in person.
Brass plate was my choice. It's pretty hard to deal with it. There are even some marks after brushing. It would be better if it got PVDed.
The modeling focused on the back. Two trapzoids fillisters, and a brass weight with name Ares on it.
These rubber feet slots deserved for some photos. Eve forgot to make them for former two prototypes. I am glad they remembered to do it this time. Or I think kenlee will buy a ticket to China and destroy the studio.
I modded some 62g ergo clears for Ares. Those springs were samples from a factory, just a right time for test. GMK stabilizers are a must.
It took a short time to build. Insulation spacers were for avoiding shorting between pads and screws
Ares would be finished building after sticking rubber feets on. These slots deserved another photo!
keyset options were limited for a purple case. SA Doom here we go.
USB port is basically in the middle of the opening. Thanks to our great GB runner.
Stands up, Ares!
Other angles of view.
Typing sounds clip. It's pretty smooth with SA keycaps.
Thanks for reading!