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ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:13:37 »
Massdrop is now rerunning the ErgoDox kit group buy for round 3! Same URL as round 1 this time:
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/ergodox/

Here's the original thread where ErgoDox was developed and build/customization discussions are ongoing:
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=22780

FWIW, here's mine that I just finished building from round 1:

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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:15:14 »
Jesus, 3 rounds already!

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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:18:13 »
I'm not tempted because I know I don't have the money for it, even though I really want it.

Well, I guess I'll have to wait until round 42!
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:19:24 »
I'm not tempted because I know I don't have the money for it, even though I really want it.

Well, I guess I'll have to wait until round 42!

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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:19:48 »
Do they have different options for the case this time? I don't see it anywhere.

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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:21:54 »
Wait, is $274 the current price or the original price?

If it goes past 55% off, I might get one.
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:24:46 »
Wait, is $274 the current price or the original price?

If it goes past 55% off, I might get one.

That's current price. If you'll pay $200, do commit to buy. You'll only be charged if it hits that tier, and it will help get closer to that price.
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:26:33 »
Ergodox with LED?! OH YESSSSSS!!!!! I would be in heaven if it comes with green switches... but that's too much to ask I afraid.
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:31:03 »
I wish I had a spare $200.  They seem like awesome keyboards and I do love soldering and doing work on my keyboard.
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:32:51 »
I wish I had a spare $200.  They seem like awesome keyboards and I do love soldering and doing work on my keyboard.

It was my first time building a board from scratch. I put over half the diodes on backwards. Don't know how I got it working in the end. Feels good though, even though I've never gotten used to it yet though. The linear greys in it are quite a workout too! :p
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:33:52 »
for ****s sake massdrop, let me view the ****ing page without having to make a damn account
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:35:21 »
for ****s sake massdrop, let me view the ****ing page without having to make a damn account

Hmmmm, no. Want me to be your eyes? I'm a jive sucker who signed up.
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:36:34 »
yes! price!

wait somebody mentioned the price.

nvm. massdrop can keep their ****ty page.
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:37:23 »
I wish I had a spare $200.  They seem like awesome keyboards and I do love soldering and doing work on my keyboard.

It was my first time building a board from scratch. I put over half the diodes on backwards. Don't know how I got it working in the end. Feels good though, even though I've never gotten used to it yet though. The linear greys in it are quite a workout too! :p

I haven't had to deal with diodes yet.  My RK9000RE rebuild was all switches and PCB land bypasses or repairs and my GH60 will have them pre-done since I didn't have access to a hot air station.  I would imagine that could be frustrating. 

I have been looking into some of the PCB share things where you can share PCB space with other people and get it cut down and sent to you for a lot cheaper than sending it out on your own.  If I can find a good deal, I'll be looking into trying to figure out how to make a proper matrix and making my own keyboard.  I suck at electrical work, so it will be a long project, but something fun to keep me busy.
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:40:00 »
for ****s sake massdrop, let me view the ****ing page without having to make a damn account

Make a fake account using a temporary email address?
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:40:13 »
Do they have different options for the case this time? I don't see it anywhere.
Just the option for classic vs. full-hand (w/ palm rests), both in acrylic only. I reckon if you preferred to 3D print the alternative case or roll your own, you could contact Massdrop to omit the acrylic case from your kit for a discount ($~80 off, IIRC?). The aluminum cases were a debacle in round 1, major issues with fit and finish, and the supplier misestimated the production cost and quoted double to rerun them, so they won't be offered again.

Wait, is $274 the current price or the original price?

If it goes past 55% off, I might get one.
$274 is the original and still-current price at the current buy-in volume. Notice there's a timeline showing what discounts kick in at various buy-in milestones. You can also "Commit to join at $199.00" only if we reach the minimum 100 buy-ins required for that price.

for ****s sake massdrop, let me view the ****ing page without having to make a damn account
That's just inherent to how Massdrop has to operate as a "buyer club", so they don't get treated as a regular retailer for tax purposes. I think you can at least view the Assembly instructions without a login:
https://www.massdrop.com/ext/ergodox/assembly
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:41:34 »
yes! price!

wait somebody mentioned the price.

nvm. massdrop can keep their ****ty page.

Oh you :p

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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:43:30 »
Would anyone want to trade switches if I do buy an ergodox? I really want green switches!
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:46:14 »
Would anyone want to trade switches if I do buy an ergodox? I really want green switches!

I'm sure someone will trade if you grab the clear switches.

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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:48:23 »
Hope they offer keycaps again
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:51:11 »
I'm tempted to buy again since I love my ErgoDox. I can also offer an assembly service this time around if anyone is interested.

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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 17:59:36 »
Just the option for classic vs. full-hand (w/ palm rests), both in acrylic only. I reckon if you preferred to 3D print the alternative case or roll your own, you could contact Massdrop to omit the acrylic case from your kit for a discount ($~80 off, IIRC?). The aluminum cases were a debacle in round 1, major issues with fit and finish, and the supplier misestimated the production cost and quoted double to rerun them, so they won't be offered again.

What would be the price for the 3d printed case then?
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 18:04:10 »
I was planning on picking up one of those imsto cases but now this pops up  :-\

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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 18:08:13 »
Hope they offer keycaps again

Blank black PBT DSA caps are a $37 upgrade option when you commit to buy-in for the kit.

Just the option for classic vs. full-hand (w/ palm rests), both in acrylic only. I reckon if you preferred to 3D print the alternative case or roll your own, you could contact Massdrop to omit the acrylic case from your kit for a discount ($~80 off, IIRC?). The aluminum cases were a debacle in round 1, major issues with fit and finish, and the supplier misestimated the production cost and quoted double to rerun them, so they won't be offered again.

What would be the price for the 3d printed case then?

Pretty cheap if you already own or have access to a 3D printer, but horridly expensive if you want a retail 3D print service to do it for you; IIRC, Shapeways quoted nearly $200! That's why Massdrop's kit only offers the acrylic layer-cake case.
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 18:32:05 »
Wait, is $274 the current price or the original price?

If it goes past 55% off, I might get one.

That's current price. If you'll pay $200, do commit to buy. You'll only be charged if it hits that tier, and it will help get closer to that price.
I think I might do that.  However, does this GB come with assembly, or should I have it sent to someone else to build it?

EDIT: And more importantly, does it work on a Mac?
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 18:36:29 »
Hope they offer keycaps again

Blank black PBT DSA caps are a $37 upgrade option when you commit to buy-in for the kit.

Just the option for classic vs. full-hand (w/ palm rests), both in acrylic only. I reckon if you preferred to 3D print the alternative case or roll your own, you could contact Massdrop to omit the acrylic case from your kit for a discount ($~80 off, IIRC?). The aluminum cases were a debacle in round 1, major issues with fit and finish, and the supplier misestimated the production cost and quoted double to rerun them, so they won't be offered again.

What would be the price for the 3d printed case then?

Pretty cheap if you already own or have access to a 3D printer, but horridly expensive if you want a retail 3D print service to do it for you; IIRC, Shapeways quoted nearly $200! That's why Massdrop's kit only offers the acrylic layer-cake case.

I heard mkawa is buying a 3d printer, wonder if he would care to made me one...
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 18:49:59 »
If anyone is getting a kit let me know! I need a set of the keycaps.
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 19:08:36 »
Maybe the Prof will offer to build these...
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Re: ErgoDox round 3 GB is ON at Massdrop!
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 21:02:24 »
More of my cases will be out in the wild.  The aluminum case sucked.  Looks like they won't make it this time.

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« Reply #29 on: Thu, 13 June 2013, 21:47:43 »
Maybe the Prof will offer to build these...

I honestly think the assembly service was ridiculously cheap given the labor involved...