What's the group buy status?
Last updated 3rd December 2018.
The group buy is currently not active, awaiting further development.
The M0116 and Mac Portable plates are complete and accurate. All other plates (M0118, M0330, both NeXT (non-ADB), IIc and IIc Plus) have been drafted and require testing. Future plate prototypes will be manufactured in metals as the acrylic cutter previously used is no longer readily available.
Yiancar will be developing a dedicated QMK-compatible PCB for the ASK55.
Alas has developed a wonderfully fitting and true-to-form case for the ASK55. We have been working hard over the last several weeks to ensure that every last dimension and angle is correct prior to prototyping. We must be up to our twentieth iteration but we're getting closer to something worthy of sharing with you.
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 Mac Portable.