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blur410:
Nevermind, unplugging and plugging back in fixed it.

Ellipse:
As the Brand New Model F Keyboards continue to be mailed out I wanted to share another factory video.  This video shows how the top inner assembly steel plates are laser cut.  This is the first step of the process, before they are bent to shape and then finally powdercoated.  As you can tell, each hole is done one at a time so it is a relatively long process for thousands of keyboards. 

The remaining stuff for those who chose the separate shipping option is expected to start going out in a month or two. 

Kavik:

--- Quote from: Kavik on Mon, 12 July 2021, 20:07:19 ---
--- Quote from: Ellipse on Mon, 12 July 2021, 14:26:57 ---First troubleshooting step is to set everything up with the factory default firmware file - more instructions in the firmware video in the manual.  The solenoid is factory set to a working configuration - no option changes needed.  Did you follow the solenoid installation guide in the manual?  If the 6 position cable was installed in the wrong direction on either the controller or solenoid driver board, you may have fried the solenoid driver.

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Yeah, I followed the manual, making sure to orient the red wire with the square pins. The fact that the PC speaker works shows that the driver is ok. I think when I tightened the screw on the L shaped mounting bracket, the screw went too far in and broke a couple of the copper wires on the solenoid's spool, so it can't complete the circuit.

I'll just order a new solenoid from you.

Thanks for taking the time to reply to my issues.

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A new solenoid solved the problem, and it is glorious. The original one was broken, probably because I drove a screw into the coil when I failed to install the second rubber washer (I didn't see it for some reason until after the fact). When I cut away the blue tape, I saw that some of the copper wires had been severed. So make sure to use *both* washers when mounting the solenoid with the L bracket.

It really is plug and play, which is awesome. I need to play with the settings a bit because it's really easy to type too fast for the solenoid with the default setup. I'll post a video later. The sound is really satisfying and takes this already awesome keyboard to another level.

Kavik:

--- Quote from: Ellipse on Mon, 26 July 2021, 11:35:11 ---As the Brand New Model F Keyboards continue to be mailed out I wanted to share another factory video.  This video shows how the top inner assembly steel plates are laser cut.  This is the first step of the process, before they are bent to shape and then finally powdercoated.  As you can tell, each hole is done one at a time so it is a relatively long process for thousands of keyboards. 

The remaining stuff for those who chose the separate shipping option is expected to start going out in a month or two. 


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That is very cool. I didn't realize they are individually cut. I'd imagined they were stamped out, but I suppose stamping would not achieve the precise tolerances of those holes.

Ellipse:
Kavik are you using my firmware hex files or the firmware downloaded from the pandrew QMK site?  Pandrew's site has set the solenoid dwell time so that it is not optimal.  Mine has it set to 20ms, which works perfectly for me, even for super fast typing.  For any firmware generated on pandrew's QMK site you have to press the key about 15 to 20 times to increase the solenoid dwell time (the key combination is noted in the manual).

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