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Offline thesiscamper

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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #250 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 01:13:41 »
Hi I would like to experiment with plate materials. Could I get the plate file?

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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #251 on: Sat, 04 July 2020, 01:29:03 »
Looking at how fast the Austin R2 sold out, will there be a remote chance for a second run on this?  ;D


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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #252 on: Sat, 04 July 2020, 08:19:53 »
We'll see :)
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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #253 on: Sun, 05 July 2020, 14:16:10 »
Lots of others have come and gone, but this has been my daily driver since receiving it nearly two years ago. Plenty of room on my desk for more than one!


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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #254 on: Mon, 17 August 2020, 20:55:38 »
7 people expressed interest for the PCB, should be doable but more expensive than normal.

edit:
just checked and it looks like I can use a Type C connector for a new PCB.
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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #255 on: Thu, 10 September 2020, 09:32:09 »
is it too late to get in on the PCB?

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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #256 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 19:58:32 »
7 people expressed interest for the PCB, should be doable but more expensive than normal.

edit:
just checked and it looks like I can use a Type C connector for a new PCB.

Interested!

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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #257 on: Tue, 03 November 2020, 00:40:07 »
Have a purple accent kit if anyone is interested in buying?

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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #258 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 12:23:20 »
Have a purple accent kit if anyone is interested in buying?

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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #259 on: Mon, 04 January 2021, 18:14:31 »
Sorry for the lack of updates on the PCBs, I will try to have them made within a month or two. I will also ask a favor from a vendor to assist in shipping them out, I'll let you guys know when I have more details.


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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #260 on: Mon, 18 January 2021, 21:59:12 »
PCB designer will start working on the PCB after CNY.


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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #261 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 06:29:13 »
7 people expressed interest for the PCB, should be doable but more expensive than normal.

edit:
just checked and it looks like I can use a Type C connector for a new PCB.

I'm also interested in the new type-C PCB. I would probably get two when GB goes live.

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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #262 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 15:26:28 »
7 people expressed interest for the PCB, should be doable but more expensive than normal.

edit:
just checked and it looks like I can use a Type C connector for a new PCB.

I'm also interested in the new type-C PCB. I would probably get two when GB goes live.

Yep current plan is for Type C, and I have reached an agreement with a vendor to handle the PCB design and a new board that uses it. Also note that a new Type C connector will look weird in the cutout, since the cutout isn't that pretty to begin with.


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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #263 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 18:58:57 »
Anyone also planning to get new plates cut?

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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #264 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 21:17:21 »
Will the connector be a bit recessed this time? The cable shielding sticks out a bit right now

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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #265 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 05:40:31 »
Will the connector be a bit recessed this time? The cable shielding sticks out a bit right now

Yes since this time I'm working more closely with the PCB designer. I wasn't talking directly with the original PCB designer so there were gaps in communication.


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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #266 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 14:28:31 »
Interested as well - thanks!

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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #267 on: Wed, 17 March 2021, 09:35:45 »
I guess itís a good time to grab another PCB. My current PCB seems to have suddenly lost its mind and of its own accord types ď37ujnĒ over and over just like in The Shining.

Extra strange since itís worked fine for a couple of years. Iíll check for shorts but unsure how this could have developed on its own.

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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #268 on: Thu, 18 March 2021, 23:23:50 »
I'll just use this thread to give an update, the PCB design is being finalized since I haven't finished the new case (almost done!). The layout will feature spacers along the F-row with support for the EXS layout. Same light indicators, same overall layout, Type C connector.

Here's the progress so far:


PCB, this is an old model the indicator lights have been added.



New kit, vendor requested gasket o-ring mount.


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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #269 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 21:51:00 »
Are you going with a different manufacturer for EXS round 2?  I still miss my round 1 kit, wish it had worked out differently.  It was a beautiful board design.
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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #270 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 00:48:43 »
Thereís an EXS round 2?

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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #271 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 03:12:27 »
Thereís an EXS round 2?

I don't think it will be called EXS R2 (I think it will be called Yark), but the PCB will be compatible with EXS R1.

Offline Myk!

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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #272 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 07:31:40 »
Hello! Anyone have the qmk file? The board is not usable now. I hope someone can help regarding this. Thank you.

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Re: [GB] KIRA EXS - Complete
« Reply #273 on: Thu, 17 June 2021, 17:33:15 »
Any update on when this will tentatively get released or a new IC? And will this be limited quantity like last time or is it possible to do it unlimited?

I'll just use this thread to give an update, the PCB design is being finalized since I haven't finished the new case (almost done!). The layout will feature spacers along the F-row with support for the EXS layout. Same light indicators, same overall layout, Type C connector.

Here's the progress so far:

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PCB, this is an old model the indicator lights have been added.


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New kit, vendor requested gasket o-ring mount.