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Offline quadcube

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3350 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 05:22:37 »
Hey everyone,

I received a couple of PM regarding EXENT PCB availability. Would like to run a smaller batch ~20 PCBs, anyone interested?

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3351 on: Thu, 28 January 2021, 14:10:59 »
Hey everyone,

I received a couple of PM regarding EXENT PCB availability. Would like to run a smaller batch ~20 PCBs, anyone interested?

Interested for sure!

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3352 on: Sun, 07 February 2021, 19:35:15 »
Hey everyone,

I received a couple of PM regarding EXENT PCB availability. Would like to run a smaller batch ~20 PCBs, anyone interested?

I WOULD LOVE ONE!

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3353 on: Mon, 08 February 2021, 16:13:12 »
Hey everyone,

I received a couple of PM regarding EXENT PCB availability. Would like to run a smaller batch ~20 PCBs, anyone interested?

Interested. Have you made any changes to this PCB since the original run? Would it be directly compatible with QMK?
Been out of the mk loop for a while, so not sure if anythings changed on this front. Thanks
                                          
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Offline quadcube

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3354 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 19:44:59 »
Hey everyone,

I received a couple of PM regarding EXENT PCB availability. Would like to run a smaller batch ~20 PCBs, anyone interested?

Interested for sure!

Hey everyone,

I received a couple of PM regarding EXENT PCB availability. Would like to run a smaller batch ~20 PCBs, anyone interested?

I WOULD LOVE ONE!
Updated the first round PCB GB thread.
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=102878.msg2820655#msg2820655

new GB form is here https://forms.gle/jjrLZ1ch8WMghhRd9

Offline quadcube

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3355 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 19:48:41 »
Interested. Have you made any changes to this PCB since the original run? Would it be directly compatible with QMK?
Been out of the mk loop for a while, so not sure if anythings changed on this front. Thanks
Nope, haven't made any changes unless the majority prefers certain minor changes. the initial version was compatible with QMK, someone here ported EXENT keyboard to QMK successfully (VIA compatibility too) https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/tree/master/keyboards/tgr/910.

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3356 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 15:33:38 »
Has anyone tried the hotswap bm68rgb PCB in the Extent? It looks like it is center USB and supports the default ANSI layout.

https://kprepublic.com/products/bm68rgb-bm68-rgb-65-hot-swappable-custom-mechanical-keyboard-pcb-programmed-qmk-via-firmware-full-rgb-switch-underglow-type-c?_pos=28&_sid=2929c55cb&_ss=r

Looks like it is fully supported in QMK and VIA as well.

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3357 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 17:32:35 »
Oooh, that's tempting to try. My Mill Max'd Exent PCB is functional but it ain't pretty.

I imagine that the Exent plate wouldn't match the BM68 PCB quite right, but it would be close. The PCB should fit in the case well enough. I guess if you have money to spend and you're feeling brave you could get Kit2, and if the Exent plate doesn't work you could try to get the BM68 plate to fit. And worse case scenario Kit2 is basically a complete board minus stabs and switches.

Offline Riba

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3358 on: Sat, 20 March 2021, 23:40:30 »
It is using USB-C so it won't fit the rear cutout, unless you are willing to modify it.

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3359 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 11:30:02 »
So Originative just teased Round 2 of Extent on their Facebook page...

Praise be, finally! They better come through on this, lol.

https://imgur.com/gallery/WCkhgKL



Offline Riba

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3360 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 12:21:10 »
Well this is....unexpected. Not sure I'd believe based only on this screenshot. Doesn't even mention a year. :)

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« Reply #3361 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:13:14 »
Well this is....unexpected. Not sure I'd believe based only on this screenshot. Doesn't even mention a year. :)

They announced it on their Instagram as well.


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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3362 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:24:00 »
A bold move considering the reputation of the original GB, but I'll definitely keep an eye on this as Exent is what I'm using daily and still wouldn't change it for anything else out there. Hopefully I'll be able to get a spare polycarbonate bottom without cracks at least. Maybe they'll improve on the original design or offer different colours...in any case, very interesting development. Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3363 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 11:27:25 »
So Originative just teased Round 2 of Extent on their Facebook page...

Praise be, finally! They better come through on this, lol.

This is just enraging to those of us who received nothing from the original buy.

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3364 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 11:31:45 »
So Originative just teased Round 2 of Extent on their Facebook page...

Praise be, finally! They better come through on this, lol.

This is just enraging to those of us who received nothing from the original buy.

Quite frankly, I'm not sure why GB runners are even allowed to run new GBs on this site if they haven't fulfilled their commitments from previous GBs. At the very least, there should be a warning on GBs when previous ones did not complete.

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3365 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 11:39:07 »
In principle I agree with you, but the first GB was not run by Originative. I guess they secured the rights to (re)use the design. I guess we will find out more as time passes, maybe it will not happen at all at the end....just as the first GB didn't for some people sadly.

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3366 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 19:24:08 »
i bought an exent of originative like last year, they teased it then when the sold the extra gmk exent keycaps.

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3367 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 20:11:07 »
In principle I agree with you, but the first GB was not run by Originative. I guess they secured the rights to (re)use the design. I guess we will find out more as time passes, maybe it will not happen at all at the end....just as the first GB didn't for some people sadly.

Pretty sure this isn't a "reused design". This is all the units they picked up when the GB literally fell apart years ago, and that they've had sitting in storage for years for their supposed major "TypeMachina" release and opening.

Good chances these will be quite marked up, just like the Jane v1.5s they sold recently.

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« Reply #3368 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 14:00:27 »
Pretty sure this isn't a "reused design". This is all the units they picked up when the GB literally fell apart years ago, and that they've had sitting in storage for years for their supposed major "TypeMachina" release and opening.

Good chances these will be quite marked up, just like the Jane v1.5s they sold recently.

If this is indeed the case, they should be ashamed. They slapped their name and advertised all over the original buy. They are complicit. If they are now selling units that were bought and paid for by others, that's completely unacceptable.

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« Reply #3369 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 14:08:16 »
Pretty sure this isn't a "reused design". This is all the units they picked up when the GB literally fell apart years ago, and that they've had sitting in storage for years for their supposed major "TypeMachina" release and opening.

Good chances these will be quite marked up, just like the Jane v1.5s they sold recently.

If this is indeed the case, they should be ashamed. They slapped their name and advertised all over the original buy. They are complicit. If they are now selling units that were bought and paid for by others, that's completely unacceptable.

I doubt that's the case, also. They'd be units they purchased as extras to sell under TypeMachina.

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3370 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 16:12:01 »
I received an email yesterday out of the blue from Yutski saying my order would be shipped right away. Maybe they're cleaning things up in preparation of new production.

Fwiw.

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3371 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 01:04:57 »
That's great news, and the only way to handle this properly. Congratulations! :)

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3372 on: Sun, 25 April 2021, 17:20:00 »
Hi, I have an Exent kit I'm looking to sell. I received it two years ago and I've kept everything in the box it was shipped in and it's just been sitting, sealed in a closet. It's the premium kit. I can send other details/pictures of the parts. I've become completely disconnected from this world so if someone knows a better place I could look to sell then please let me know.

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3373 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 00:08:02 »
Hello - I've sent you a PM. Reddit Mechmarket seems to be the place to buy/sell, but read the rules there before posting. There might be interested people here as well.

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3374 on: Fri, 30 April 2021, 10:54:08 »
I wouldn't mind getting a second PCB, as the first round were...  not that great.  TARO should really fulfill all previous orders prior to starting a new buy! 

Great board design, just a little bit of a weak execution.

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3375 on: Fri, 30 April 2021, 17:03:49 »
Well, never thought I'd say this, but I have an Exent kit in my hands. Only took a shade over four years. Yea me!

Wrong colour, and no switches, but I have the board, plate, case, and keycaps. At least it doesn't appear dinged up.

I inspected the board a bit to see if it was new production or old production, but I just can't tell. No visible date on the board.

It'll be up on mechmarket shortly.

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3376 on: Sat, 01 May 2021, 03:19:51 »
Haha, that's a special one! :) What colour is it at the end? Any cracks on the polycarbonate bottom?

Edit: I saw it was silver with alu bottom, if I knew I would have jumped on it. :)
« Last Edit: Sat, 01 May 2021, 03:23:53 by Riba »

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3377 on: Tue, 04 May 2021, 20:07:33 »
Are there more people still waiting on this board to be delivered from GB?

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3378 on: Tue, 04 May 2021, 20:22:02 »
I can't speak for everyone here, but TARO still owes me a PCB and a set of Cherry stabs I paid for and weren't included, and a replacement bottom because mine was cracked out of the box.

I doubt I'll ever get it.

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« Reply #3379 on: Tue, 04 May 2021, 21:25:15 »
I wouldn't mind getting a second PCB, as the first round were...  not that great.  TARO should really fulfill all previous orders prior to starting a new buy! 

Great board design, just a little bit of a weak execution.

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3380 on: Wed, 05 May 2021, 03:11:21 »
Might be a longshot but if anyone has the 12 degree feet that theyd be willing to part with, Id be highly interested!
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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3381 on: Wed, 05 May 2021, 04:06:50 »
Dang, very interesting set up.  phew!~

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3382 on: Wed, 05 May 2021, 15:56:10 »
Are there more people still waiting on this board to be delivered from GB?


Popping out of the woodwork to say that I am. I have no hope of ever receiving it, but theoretically, Iím still waiting for it.

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3383 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 00:34:59 »
Popping out of the woodwork to say that I am. I have no hope of ever receiving it, but theoretically, Iím still waiting for it.

Rootin' for you. 🤞

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3384 on: Wed, 12 May 2021, 09:51:31 »
Hi all,

The yearly update is arriving slightly early this year with some surprising news. Seeing the recent posts above this I'm sure you can probably guess what it is.

I also received an email from yuktsi about a month ago asking to confirm if my address was still correct, and was told to expect the board in a week. Much to my surprise, a week later I did indeed receive a package from DHL with an Exent inside!

It is a silver top and black bottom piece instead of the black top I ordered, it did have the brass plate however. I also received the Mod M switches and GMK keycaps that I ordered with it, but not the two sets of stabs. No dings or scratches so that was good news too. Whilst it's not quite what I ordered I'm genuinely surprised to have received anything, it's been a bit of a journey with ups and downs but thanks to yuktsi for eventually getting something shipped to me.





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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3385 on: Wed, 12 May 2021, 10:55:25 »
Hi all,

The yearly update is arriving slightly early this year with some surprising news. Seeing the recent posts above this I'm sure you can probably guess what it is.

I also received an email from yuktsi about a month ago asking to confirm if my address was still correct, and was told to expect the board in a week. Much to my surprise, a week later I did indeed receive a package from DHL with an Exent inside!

It is a silver top and black bottom piece instead of the black top I ordered, it did have the brass plate however. I also received the Mod M switches and GMK keycaps that I ordered with it, but not the two sets of stabs. No dings or scratches so that was good news too. Whilst it's not quite what I ordered I'm genuinely surprised to have received anything, it's been a bit of a journey with ups and downs but thanks to yuktsi for eventually getting something shipped to me.

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I know it's not exactly what you ordered, but that colorway looks sick. Congrats man!

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3386 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 18:50:40 »
 Looks like Originative is doing their sale this Friday: https://www.instagram.com/p/CPBoIEwn4-H/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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« Reply #3387 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 23:57:23 »
Looks like Originative is doing their sale this Friday: https://www.instagram.com/p/CPBoIEwn4-H/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
For the low, low, low price of 700$! LOL! I though it was going to be another GB round, not them selling extras from some ancient GB that finally came in, and charging a crazy amount in order to fix someones screw up.

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3388 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 04:02:51 »
Looks like Originative is doing their sale this Friday: https://www.instagram.com/p/CPBoIEwn4-H/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Originative just has to be on crack or something at this point :confused:

First they were selling a years old design for almost $1k (the Jane "1.5") and now they are dropping off extra units of a failed groupbuy for the low price of just $700.
A groupbuy where some people got stuff they never ordered or just never received their boards at all.
Ancient outdated and proven to be pretty bad quality bootmapperclient PCB included.

LMAO!

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3389 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 22:58:41 »
It will sell out. Just like the Janes. All they are smoking is profit.
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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3390 on: Fri, 04 June 2021, 15:57:48 »
Anyone get an invoice or response from Typemachina...? Put my order in on day one and nothing...

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Re: [GB]EXENT - 65% made by TARO (In production)
« Reply #3391 on: Thu, 10 June 2021, 04:21:43 »
not yet.