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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #300 on: Sun, 26 January 2014, 17:00:35 »
Stupid question but how do you turn the led's on? I've only soldered in the tab button and wanted to make sure things were working but none of the led's turn on when my computer turns on. The button works though. I feel like Im missing something that is common knowledge here.
I'd take a look at the default firmware (downloadable from kbdlab) and see what the default LED control button is, then solder / bridge that.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #301 on: Mon, 27 January 2014, 20:23:15 »
So the led control by default is the top right most button plus 1 through 5. The button to the top right side of backspace turns the lights on the bottom of the pcb on and off and so does the led toggle + 5.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #302 on: Tue, 28 January 2014, 06:57:59 »
guys i tried programming the board, but it says "AtLibUsbDfu.dll not found"  any idea why?

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #303 on: Tue, 28 January 2014, 12:35:57 »
While the DFU boot loader is active, go to the device manager. If there is a device w/ an exclamation mark, click it and do a manual driver install from the the Flip/usb directory.

Wonder what happened to my LightSaver. Haven't heard anything and order status is still unfulfilled. :(
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #304 on: Tue, 28 January 2014, 15:48:31 »
@sherryton I received the LightSaber v1.0.1 today yet there is no plate included, am I missing something here?
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #305 on: Tue, 28 January 2014, 16:03:40 »
You will probably get in touch with Sherry faster by sending an e-mail to Originative directly.   I think he's still traveling, but he's answered my e-mails.
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #306 on: Tue, 28 January 2014, 16:48:09 »
While the DFU boot loader is active, go to the device manager. If there is a device w/ an exclamation mark, click it and do a manual driver install from the the Flip/usb directory.

Wonder what happened to my LightSaver. Haven't heard anything and order status is still unfulfilled. :(

How do you get into the DFU mode? :)

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #307 on: Tue, 28 January 2014, 18:36:48 »
Good question for the Duck mini it appears you press and hold caps lock (?) while plugging the board into a USB port (ref.) Need to dig a bit more...
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #308 on: Sun, 02 February 2014, 08:22:58 »
Good question for the Duck mini it appears you press and hold caps lock (?) while plugging the board into a USB port (ref.) Need to dig a bit more...


Hmmm, doesn't seem to work for me :/

Anyone else tried it?

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #309 on: Sun, 16 February 2014, 21:21:44 »
Can't seem to get into the bootloader either.  Already have Flip driver installed from the days when I had a Filco with an HID Liberation device with the same ATMega32u4 controller, but just in case I've reinstalled the driver.  Holding Caps Lock and plugging in USB cable doesn't get me into the bootloader.  I'm wondering if it's another combination for this keyboard (like hasu's firmware used both Shifts + Pause).
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #310 on: Sun, 16 February 2014, 21:28:45 »
http://duck0113.tistory.com/82
I haven't messed around with it yet but note the "flip" key

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #311 on: Sun, 16 February 2014, 21:38:49 »


Okay, took me a few attempts for some reason, where the new hex file wouldn't get programmed, as seen above.  But it finally worked!  So if you see that--don't give up!  The Flip key appears to be the one above Backspace (the right one).
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #312 on: Sun, 16 February 2014, 22:46:45 »
Makes me wonder when I'm getting my kit... :(
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #313 on: Sun, 16 February 2014, 23:31:05 »
Added more information to the first post here:
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=53942.msg1206869#msg1206869

with some notes about programming.
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #314 on: Sat, 22 February 2014, 10:40:37 »
Would like to buy a LightSaver. Anybody able to share with me the method of obtaining one or if these is still extra's in this group buy ?

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #315 on: Sat, 22 February 2014, 10:42:00 »
I'd email Originative using the address indicated on their website.
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #316 on: Sat, 22 February 2014, 12:00:49 »
Thank you :)

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #317 on: Sat, 22 February 2014, 20:14:35 »
Where is my LightSaver, Sherry?



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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #318 on: Thu, 20 March 2014, 17:01:39 »
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #319 on: Sun, 13 April 2014, 00:29:44 »
ok I hope I am not breaking any rules here.

I really love the design of the lightsaver, however it appears I would need to do the assembly, is this correct?

I have no experience in doing soldering (funny because I just got into the PCB industry, just not the factory) and I don't want to mess up anything.

it says:
The Light Saver includes the following:

Aluminum Housing
Plate
PCB
Accessories

What are the accessories?

Does it not include the cherry switches, keycaps and LEDs then?
And would I also need to get soldering machine?

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #320 on: Sun, 13 April 2014, 02:16:44 »
I wonder. Didn't get them :( Probably screws and rubber feet.
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #321 on: Sun, 13 April 2014, 21:40:43 »
I wonder. Didn't get them :( Probably screws and rubber feet.

I didn't either, but it's ok(for me). Screws are 5mm M2, I will mail you some if you like. I don't like feet so I went without them.

Kildras, You will need to add your own LEDs and switches. I will assemble yours if you like.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #322 on: Tue, 15 April 2014, 08:51:50 »
I wonder. Didn't get them :( Probably screws and rubber feet.

I didn't either, but it's ok(for me). Screws are 5mm M2, I will mail you some if you like. I don't like feet so I went without them.

Kildras, You will need to add your own LEDs and switches. I will assemble yours if you like.
oh that would be really nice.
but I think it will be very troublesome for you as I don't have anything (except some clear caps I have for my ducky shine 2) other than a design in mind and I am not sure do I have the time to do all the LED, switches purchasing.

I even don't live in the US so it probably will be very troublesome for you :(

I think maybe I will have to go for a Gon keyboard since it will come with assembly (with a big fee)


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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #323 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 12:24:39 »
I am really interested in this keyboard.  Does anyone use it professionally for Excel and/or programming?  I use the arrow keys a lot as an Excel geek, moving around cells and such, will I have to put numlock on and use 8/4/6/2?  That seems a little clunky since I would have to toggle numlock on/off often since I use both arrows and keypad a lot.  I also use Delete, Home, End, PgUp, PgDn, P/B, and Print Scrn a lot... I take it since this is a programmable kb I will be able to lay those out per my needs?  Probably in the cluster above the numpad, and two above backspace.  Other than that it looks amazing...but maybe I just need to stick to traditional layout with discrete arrow keys since I use them often?  Ideas/advice appreciate, as this is really a beautiful kb i would love to use professionally.  If anything maybe I will get one for home use if not practical professionally.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #324 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 12:47:10 »
I am really interested in this keyboard.  Does anyone use it professionally for Excel and/or programming?  I use the arrow keys a lot as an Excel geek, moving around cells and such, will I have to put numlock on and use 8/4/6/2?  That seems a little clunky since I would have to toggle numlock on/off often since I use both arrows and keypad a lot.  I also use Delete, Home, End, PgUp, PgDn, P/B, and Print Scrn a lot... I take it since this is a programmable kb I will be able to lay those out per my needs?  Probably in the cluster above the numpad, and two above backspace.  Other than that it looks amazing...but maybe I just need to stick to traditional layout with discrete arrow keys since I use them often?  Ideas/advice appreciate, as this is really a beautiful kb i would love to use professionally.  If anything maybe I will get one for home use if not practical professionally.

Just use this layout:





This thread is dead by the way. Check out the ongoing GB:

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=56877.0

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #325 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 12:49:40 »
Thank you, much appreciated, will migrate to the new thread.  Can't get those two pics you posted to load, really interested in seeing your recommended layout though.

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #326 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 12:50:38 »
Been compiling information here:

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=53942.0

I can't comment on the numpad use, because I never got used to using it and just touch-type on the number row.  Not as efficient probably, but I don't use Excel much.  Otherwise, it's a bit of a learning curve to get used to the key spacing for the function row and the arrow cluster, but I'm mostly used to it now.
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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #327 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 12:51:25 »
Thank you, much appreciated, will migrate to the new thread.  Can't get those two pics you posted to load, really interested in seeing your recommended layout though.

What do you mean by "can't get the pics"? Don't they load?

Here are the direct links:

http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/288/186/191/27e3c7920d7891afd5f98318c8ae2c3c.jpg

http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/288/186/191/dc6efe06220508372d2ccf574b3ad870.jpg

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #328 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 12:57:01 »
Been compiling information here:

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=53942.0

I can't comment on the numpad use, because I never got used to using it and just touch-type on the number row.  Not as efficient probably, but I don't use Excel much.  Otherwise, it's a bit of a learning curve to get used to the key spacing for the function row and the arrow cluster, but I'm mostly used to it now.

That link is great, thank you!  I think I could get used to the function row spacing...it's just a sexy keyboard.


Thank you, much appreciated, will migrate to the new thread.  Can't get those two pics you posted to load, really interested in seeing your recommended layout though.

What do you mean by "can't get the pics"? Don't they load?

Here are the direct links:

http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/288/186/191/27e3c7920d7891afd5f98318c8ae2c3c.jpg

http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/288/186/191/dc6efe06220508372d2ccf574b3ad870.jpg

The links are not loading for me unfortunately.  Is there any other place these pics are hosted? :\ Thanks

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #329 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 13:00:58 »
I re-hosted them for you :)




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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #330 on: Sat, 19 April 2014, 22:44:31 »
Thank you!  Really appreciate you hosting them.  Interesting layout - could be a good starting point for me.  The other thread has some great layouts too, hopefully I can map this keyboard for everything I need.  Thanks!

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Re: LightSaver by Duck
« Reply #331 on: Sat, 19 April 2014, 23:06:29 »
That layout is only available for the V2 though

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Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #332 on: Sun, 20 April 2014, 10:05:10 »
In case anyone wants to know for whatever reason.  I'm a person who purchased one of these kits from Originativeco.  It was my very first keyboard transaction, and not a very pleasant experience as the owner of that website is super hard to get ahold of.  I had to cold call him a thousand times.  It was easy because I was excited and looking forward to receiving it, but the effort to get this thing kind of killed it for me so it's just sitting on my desk at home.  Mine came with the PCB board, the metal plate and the bottom portion of the case, which I believe is the only casing it uses because the top is completely covered by the keycaps. 

I'm still new to keyboards, so I haven't actually done anything with it yet.  My plan was to use it as a learning project, but after reading some of these posts dealing with the firmware etc, I'm a little intimidated to start with soldering in the LEDs although this site has been super helpful with precise info to order everything. 

If I can fetch a premium for the kit, I'd be willing to sell it...but I have to get some type of premium for it because I must have used 20 hours of time in calling this company to get this thing...haha.  I'm kind of kidding.  In all seriousness, I'm open to offers, but not in a hurry to sell it.  It doesn't have any scratches or any damage whatsoever.  Perfect condition and never used/installed/attempted anything, etc.

I'm contemplating ordering the second GB..not sure yet though.

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Re: Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #333 on: Sun, 20 April 2014, 13:30:14 »
In case anyone wants to know for whatever reason.  I'm a person who purchased one of these kits from Originativeco.  It was my very first keyboard transaction, and not a very pleasant experience as the owner of that website is super hard to get ahold of.  I had to cold call him a thousand times.  It was easy because I was excited and looking forward to receiving it, but the effort to get this thing kind of killed it for me so it's just sitting on my desk at home.  Mine came with the PCB board, the metal plate and the bottom portion of the case, which I believe is the only casing it uses because the top is completely covered by the keycaps. 

I'm still new to keyboards, so I haven't actually done anything with it yet.  My plan was to use it as a learning project, but after reading some of these posts dealing with the firmware etc, I'm a little intimidated to start with soldering in the LEDs although this site has been super helpful with precise info to order everything. 

If I can fetch a premium for the kit, I'd be willing to sell it...but I have to get some type of premium for it because I must have used 20 hours of time in calling this company to get this thing...haha.  I'm kind of kidding.  In all seriousness, I'm open to offers, but not in a hurry to sell it.  It doesn't have any scratches or any damage whatsoever.  Perfect condition and never used/installed/attempted anything, etc.

I'm contemplating ordering the second GB..not sure yet though.

You can do it! we are here to help. This would make a great starter project to learn on because it's very forgiving of mistakes and hard to mess up. It's a great KB when you're done.

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Re: Re: Post your LightSaver keyboard photos!
« Reply #334 on: Sun, 20 April 2014, 13:34:34 »
In case anyone wants to know for whatever reason.  I'm a person who purchased one of these kits from Originativeco.  It was my very first keyboard transaction, and not a very pleasant experience as the owner of that website is super hard to get ahold of.  I had to cold call him a thousand times.  It was easy because I was excited and looking forward to receiving it, but the effort to get this thing kind of killed it for me so it's just sitting on my desk at home.  Mine came with the PCB board, the metal plate and the bottom portion of the case, which I believe is the only casing it uses because the top is completely covered by the keycaps. 

I'm still new to keyboards, so I haven't actually done anything with it yet.  My plan was to use it as a learning project, but after reading some of these posts dealing with the firmware etc, I'm a little intimidated to start with soldering in the LEDs although this site has been super helpful with precise info to order everything. 

If I can fetch a premium for the kit, I'd be willing to sell it...but I have to get some type of premium for it because I must have used 20 hours of time in calling this company to get this thing...haha.  I'm kind of kidding.  In all seriousness, I'm open to offers, but not in a hurry to sell it.  It doesn't have any scratches or any damage whatsoever.  Perfect condition and never used/installed/attempted anything, etc.

I'm contemplating ordering the second GB..not sure yet though.

I'll take it for $295