What's the group buy status?
Last updated 14th April 2019.
The group buy is currently not active, awaiting further development.
We have developed a wonderfully fitting and true-to-form case for the ASK55. Initial prototypes have been received. The case will be offered in polycarbonate. Pictures will follow once plates are prototyped.
The NeXT AAE and ANSI Mac Portable plates are complete and accurate; our six other plates require further prototyping.
I recognise that progress is slow on the ASK55. However, I hope that you can appreciate that quality and attention to detail is key.
Yiancar will be developing a dedicated QMK-compatible PCB for the ASK55 once the plates are finalised.
What is the ASK55?
Have you ever considered making a 60% out of that broken Apple keyboard you salvaged only to find that the keycaps won't fit an ordinary 60% PCB? Look no further.
With one universal QMK-compatible PCB, a choice of plates and a very special case, the ASK55 will reinvent the 14.5u layout.
The ASK55 will offer direct support for Alps layouts including the M0116, M0118, M0330, Apple IIc/IIc Plus, NeXT AAE/ABP (non-ADB) and ANSI Mac Portable.