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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #100 on: Thu, 31 October 2013, 10:38:43 »
Those slots are definitely wider than one switch width. I'd bet money one plate does everything. Perfect.

I was going to call you out on this, becaule there's only three spaces to the right of the spacebar

But then I saw the hole the spacebar stabilizer is poking out of.

I'm now almost sure one plate does it all.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #101 on: Thu, 31 October 2013, 10:42:07 »
Man I really want one of these now, I'm such a flip flopper :(

We can be flip floppers together, but I'm still excited about my upcoming TKL--it's going to be different.  I would have definitely gone for this Saver in silver color otherwise.
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #102 on: Thu, 31 October 2013, 10:46:25 »
I like how the link says 'lightsaber'.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #103 on: Thu, 31 October 2013, 10:47:55 »
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #104 on: Thu, 31 October 2013, 10:57:36 »
Cannot decide between silver and red....That red looks good but I'm scared I will get tired of it. At least I have a few days to decide. :]

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #105 on: Thu, 31 October 2013, 11:01:41 »
Yep, that's a "universal" type plate, which supports both "winkey" and "winkeyless" layouts on the same plate. Really, with the PCB mount switches and stabilizers, the only reason you would even need a plate is to secure the PCB to the case, if there were no standoffs in the case for mounting the PCB. But that PCB has mounting hole slots, and the case appears to have standoffs...
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #106 on: Thu, 31 October 2013, 13:15:02 »
Cannot decide between silver and red....That red looks good but I'm scared I will get tired of it. At least I have a few days to decide. :]

I am in the same boat, can't decide on the red or silver, bet leaning toward the silver one.  do we know what LEDs they come with?

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #107 on: Thu, 31 October 2013, 13:16:51 »
Yep, that's a "universal" type plate, which supports both "winkey" and "winkeyless" layouts on the same plate. Really, with the PCB mount switches and stabilizers, the only reason you would even need a plate is to secure the PCB to the case, if there were no standoffs in the case for mounting the PCB. But that PCB has mounting hole slots, and the case appears to have standoffs...

I might have to try one PCB mount then!

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #108 on: Thu, 31 October 2013, 13:17:58 »
I am in the same boat, can't decide on the red or silver, bet leaning toward the silver one.  do we know what LEDs they come with?

They only come with the red underside LED's, which are already attached to the PCB. The rest is on you!

I decided to go silver and use the HyperFuse set :]

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #109 on: Thu, 31 October 2013, 13:20:59 »
Would it be possible to get an extra PCB as an add-on?

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #110 on: Thu, 31 October 2013, 13:26:29 »
I'm confused, you guys are way smarter than me but I see plate in those pics but you're saying this is pcb mount?

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #111 on: Thu, 31 October 2013, 13:27:35 »
I'm confused, you guys are way smarter than me but I see plate in those pics but you're saying this is pcb mount?

Either plate or PCB.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #112 on: Thu, 31 October 2013, 13:39:54 »
Gotcha, thanks.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #113 on: Thu, 31 October 2013, 15:57:51 »
I'm confused, you guys are way smarter than me but I see plate in those pics but you're saying this is pcb mount?

You can see in this crop I made that the PCB has holes for PCB-mount switches. The plate has lots of options, which are all listed on the originative page for this item (and other places as well)


I would also like to note that in the above picture, there are pads for a transistor near the LED's on the PCB that is bypassed with what appears to be a resistor (meaning they are full on and no brightness control). I would suspect that the finished product will have brightness control of the underglow LED's, as the PCB seems to support it and the prototype in the image above is clearly hand-soldered (they haven't finished the resistors and diodes for the switches yet, nor even started on the through hole components.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #114 on: Thu, 31 October 2013, 18:16:50 »
I just confirmed that the plate can use both winkey and winkeyless because they widen the holes I believe.  You can also use either 1.75x + 1x or 2.75x.  All the combination in the picture of "Light Saver Lay Out" is possible with the plate.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #115 on: Thu, 31 October 2013, 21:55:01 »
I just confirmed that the plate can use both winkey and winkeyless because they widen the holes I believe.  You can also use either 1.75x + 1x or 2.75x.  All the combination in the picture of "Light Saver Lay Out" is possible with the plate.

Sweet. Now to the actual challenge of deciding what color to get  :-\

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #116 on: Fri, 01 November 2013, 02:11:23 »
I saw your Light saver page, and concern about the switch type:\
And a group buy?
I only see 3 colors for the housing. What is the switch type? Cherry MX or ALPS ?

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #117 on: Fri, 01 November 2013, 02:14:12 »
I saw your Light saver page, and concern about the switch type:\
And a group buy?
I only see 3 colors for the housing. What is the switch type? Cherry MX or ALPS ?



Yes, this is a group purchase.  There are only 3 available colors, and the switch type is for Cherry MX board.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #118 on: Fri, 01 November 2013, 02:27:48 »
Thanks
I'm in :)
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #119 on: Fri, 01 November 2013, 04:04:00 »
just placed order!

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #120 on: Fri, 01 November 2013, 13:01:52 »
Just paid! [Also PM'ed you about some shipping details]

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #121 on: Fri, 01 November 2013, 13:13:58 »
Show Image


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That T-Saver is so sexy.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #122 on: Fri, 01 November 2013, 16:39:40 »
Considering :\

The whole package have only 3 parts and I have to solder the switches and LED by myself right.
=,.=
My place have nothing to do those fancy stuff. Arrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #123 on: Sat, 02 November 2013, 00:31:13 »
Deadline is?

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #125 on: Sat, 02 November 2013, 03:51:09 »
These keyboards will be shipped from Korea right? Is it possible to get them shipped via their EMS? It is alot cheaper than the $58 USPS shipping option on the website.

Also, will the T-Savers be available for sale soon?

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #126 on: Sat, 02 November 2013, 04:48:00 »
These keyboards will be shipped from Korea right? Is it possible to get them shipped via their EMS? It is alot cheaper than the $58 USPS shipping option on the website.

Also, will the T-Savers be available for sale soon?

Wait, shipping would be 58$?!


This would push this purchase to the 350$ mark.

Oh boy, this thing is kinda getting out of reach for me :(

Sherryton, can you please comment on the final shipping costs?

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #127 on: Sat, 02 November 2013, 05:19:47 »
These keyboards will be shipped from Korea right? Is it possible to get them shipped via their EMS? It is alot cheaper than the $58 USPS shipping option on the website.

Also, will the T-Savers be available for sale soon?

i also hope that sherry can shipped from korea, so it's more cheaper
but sherry already tell me that the item shipped from US

i also still waiting confirmation from sherry

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #128 on: Sat, 02 November 2013, 05:23:56 »
These keyboards will be shipped from Korea right? Is it possible to get them shipped via their EMS? It is alot cheaper than the $58 USPS shipping option on the website.

Also, will the T-Savers be available for sale soon?

Wait, shipping would be 58$?!


This would push this purchase to the 350$ mark.

Oh boy, this thing is kinda getting out of reach for me :(

Sherryton, can you please comment on the final shipping costs?


Yeah it to Singapore. Dunno about the cost to Germany though. Hopefully it's better for you? I got the quotation when I tried to checkout from the Originative store.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #129 on: Sat, 02 November 2013, 05:50:00 »

i also hope that sherry can shipped from korea, so it's more cheaper
but sherry already tell me that the item shipped from US

i also still waiting confirmation from sherry

Is there any reason this can't be done for non US members? Shipping stuff around the world 2 times is just too expensive :(


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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #130 on: Sat, 02 November 2013, 16:58:47 »
Well I guess it hasn't billed me yet? Does that happen when it ships?

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #131 on: Sat, 02 November 2013, 18:33:50 »
Well I guess it hasn't billed me yet? Does that happen when it ships?

On my bank of america page it shows as "processing" and has deducted the money from my account.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #132 on: Sat, 02 November 2013, 20:24:37 »
So the last day of order will be 11-8?

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #133 on: Sun, 03 November 2013, 18:51:45 »
So the last day of order will be 11-8?

I might extend it to that weekend.  This group buy is a go.  Items will be shipped within 4 weeks.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #134 on: Mon, 04 November 2013, 00:01:56 »
Yes. The shipping cost to Viet Nam is 58$ too. I dont know why it is so expensive.

I also PMed to you Sher.
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #135 on: Mon, 04 November 2013, 10:24:17 »



On a lighter note [pun lol]:
Can somebody guess how they got this lighting effect? I know he is using the acrylic insert, but how are they getting two different colored light sources into it? Just leaking through the PCB?

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #136 on: Mon, 04 November 2013, 10:42:13 »
Not sure what you mean. They have a LED mount for each of the two sides.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #137 on: Mon, 04 November 2013, 10:45:53 »
Yes, the "underglow" SMD LED's here are clearly the two red ones, as their position matches up with the holes we see from the bottom-up pictures. But in the picture above, somehow they have both red and white light leaking into the acrylic insert.

It's not a big deal or anything but I'm just curious how they did it lol....

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #138 on: Mon, 04 November 2013, 10:48:38 »
I suspect the white light is from the ambient light of the room, like there's a lamp above the keyboard somewhere.

I still need to contact them to see what diode size they are using for the underglow.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #139 on: Mon, 04 November 2013, 10:53:41 »
I suspect the white light is from the ambient light of the room, like there's a lamp above the keyboard somewhere.

I still need to contact them to see what diode size they are using for the underglow.

You know what...you are right. You can see the "second" shadow of the lightsaver underneath the Ctrl button! Good eye lol.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #140 on: Mon, 04 November 2013, 16:48:35 »
There's nothing extra there, just 2 holes for LEDs and the acrylic insert.  The insert and the interaction of the LED light + room light is what you're seeing:

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« Reply #141 on: Mon, 04 November 2013, 19:53:52 »
Yes, the "underglow" SMD LED's here are clearly the two red ones, as their position matches up with the holes we see from the bottom-up pictures. But in the picture above, somehow they have both red and white light leaking into the acrylic insert.

It's not a big deal or anything but I'm just curious how they did it lol....
The white is the flash of the camera, the picture seems to be taken with camera flash
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #142 on: Mon, 04 November 2013, 19:56:49 »
It'd have to be very faint flash: there's no visible shadow from it anywhere.
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #143 on: Mon, 04 November 2013, 21:14:46 »
It'd have to be very faint flash: there's no visible shadow from it anywhere.
I mentioned the shadow from the light source. Look closely underneath the "Control" key in the picture I posted!

LOL why are we still talking about this...its cool guys...its confirmed its an outside light source. Its not some kind of advanced LED work!

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« Reply #144 on: Tue, 05 November 2013, 00:31:08 »
Definitely interested in this. Any information regarding firmware/programming? Is the controller a Atmega32U4 (http://duck0113.tistory.com/category/Duck%20mini%20firmware not sure if the saver is wired up demonstrably different than the mini)?

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« Reply #145 on: Tue, 05 November 2013, 11:51:40 »
Ordered ! :thumb:
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« Reply #146 on: Wed, 06 November 2013, 03:32:59 »
Ordered. Where is the 14th and 15th buyer???
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #147 on: Wed, 06 November 2013, 05:25:20 »
Ordered. Where is the 14th and 15th buyer???

Incoming, unable to decide on color  :-\

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #148 on: Wed, 06 November 2013, 06:51:00 »
Ordered. Where is the 14th and 15th buyer???

Incoming, unable to decide on color  :-\
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