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Offline catamscott

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Re: [IC] Lunar II - 60% Alps AEK with solenoid
« Reply #100 on: Fri, 16 October 2020, 14:19:38 »
Not that this really matters (im wanting to get this either way)... I am curious as to what type of USB will be used on this PCB? Assuming it will be USB Mini, but hoping for USBC of course

cutout on the back of the case looks like usb-c

Offline Havattack

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Re: [IC] Lunar II - 60% Alps AEK with solenoid
« Reply #101 on: Fri, 16 October 2020, 21:13:07 »
No kidding, what a weird complaint, you can't walk a yard without tripping over the dozens and dozens of MX PCB boards.
Yes... and none of those are compatible with a solenoid (out of the box at least).. i think it's weird that you find it weird, seems pretty simple and obvious to me, but maybe i'm missing something.
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Offline Sdhebert

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Re: [IC] Lunar II - 60% Alps AEK with solenoid
« Reply #102 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 09:51:21 »
So what's the best way to follow and get notified when you offer this?

I finally had my a-stock LunarAEK built by Taeha and i need this one so I don't have to haul it between work and home. 

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Offline Visionaire

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Re: [IC] Lunar II - 60% Alps AEK with solenoid
« Reply #103 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 12:20:40 »
So what's the best way to follow and get notified when you offer this?

I finally had my a-stock LunarAEK built by Taeha and i need this one so I don't have to haul it between work and home. 

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Following this thread isn't a bad idea. Also suggest joining ai03's discord as well.

Offline pixelpusher

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Re: [IC] Lunar II - 60% Alps AEK with solenoid
« Reply #104 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 00:55:37 »
So, here I am, typing on an ADK64 build with AEK caps. After trying every single profile and material out there imaginable (with the exception of a KAM set),  I've come to the conclusion that a AEK caps are without a doubt the best sculpt and finish of any keycaps for me.  I NEED this board, sir.  Any updoots?  PCBs coming along?
« Last Edit: Sat, 05 December 2020, 01:05:57 by pixelpusher »

Offline WBK

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Re: [IC] Lunar II - 60% Alps AEK with solenoid
« Reply #105 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 11:38:27 »
It looks great. But it's too hard to get ALPS switches in good condition.

Offline KingOfMemes

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Re: [IC] Lunar II - 60% Alps AEK with solenoid
« Reply #106 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 12:12:34 »
It looks great. But it's too hard to get ALPS switches in good condition.
Apple AEKs aren't terribly hard to find

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Re: [IC] Lunar II - 60% Alps AEK with solenoid
« Reply #107 on: Sat, 05 December 2020, 12:54:45 »
It looks great. But it's too hard to get ALPS switches in good condition.
Apple AEKs aren't terribly hard to find
Hard to find in good condition for a good price  :p
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Re: [IC] Lunar II - 60% Alps AEK with solenoid
« Reply #108 on: Fri, 11 December 2020, 14:55:56 »
Are there any viable switch clones out there? The matias quiet-click perhaps?

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Re: [IC] Lunar II - 60% Alps AEK with solenoid
« Reply #109 on: Fri, 11 December 2020, 16:22:15 »
Are there any viable switch clones out there? The matias quiet-click perhaps?

I mean, if you've never used a real dampened Alps switch before, Matias quiet click will feel okay.  But when you put them side by side... there's not really much good to say about the Matias.  I've found a few people selling NoS simplified white Alps switches, which are a step up from Matias clicks for sure.  NoS yellow Alps are still floating around here and there as well, and offer a great linear experience. 

Re: [IC] Lunar II - 60% Alps AEK with solenoid
« Reply #110 on: Fri, 11 December 2020, 18:04:54 »
Are there any viable switch clones out there? The matias quiet-click perhaps?

I mean, if you've never used a real dampened Alps switch before, Matias quiet click will feel okay.  But when you put them side by side... there's not really much good to say about the Matias.  I've found a few people selling NoS simplified white Alps switches, which are a step up from Matias clicks for sure.  NoS yellow Alps are still floating around here and there as well, and offer a great linear experience.

Thank you for the warning. It was just a fleeting question. Really I am just trying to personally weigh the effort-to-reward ratio, given that I am a keyboard noob. The investment of time and effort to first acquire all the right parts + all the cleanings, diss-assemblies re-assemblies would thoroughly test me compared to you seasoned vets. ..its also that aspect that makes this board highly attractive..among others

Offline Sdhebert

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Re: [IC] Lunar II - 60% Alps AEK with solenoid
« Reply #111 on: Fri, 22 January 2021, 19:42:40 »
Any updates?  Is this being.produced?

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Offline stimuz

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Re: [IC] Lunar II - 60% Alps AEK with solenoid
« Reply #112 on: Sat, 23 January 2021, 03:08:33 »
It looks great. But it's too hard to get ALPS switches in good condition.

Agreed, it's best to stop looking at this and look at MX

Offline Sdhebert

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Re: [IC] Lunar II - 60% Alps AEK with solenoid
« Reply #113 on: Sun, 24 January 2021, 10:56:41 »
It looks great. But it's too hard to get ALPS switches in good condition.

Agreed, it's best to stop looking at this and look at MX
I disagree. This board gives a home to Alps and AEK keycaps.  The shape of the keycaps were very different than anything we have today.  Just considering keycaps, not only are the stems a mismatch, but the slope and contour doesn't fit any board today. I love my LunarAEK - the sound and feel of my old aek in a 65% form factor.

He's making 50 or so a-stock keebs.  It's what customs are all about. I luckily got my lunar AEK from someone who wanted out of the group buy due to a job change.  I'm hoping to not miss out on this one.

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« Last Edit: Sun, 24 January 2021, 10:59:26 by Sdhebert »

Offline Domantas

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Re: [IC] Lunar II - 60% Alps AEK with solenoid
« Reply #114 on: Sat, 30 January 2021, 01:05:45 »
I wish right shift would be possible to split (I know that it is hard to find keycaps, but I would like it to be possible, because it is my preffered way if I would decide to use it as main keyboard)

Update:
I red it intereferes. hm. I always need 5 keys on right side for arrows and alt gr OR fn and mods. Men I wish this was 65% as first run haha. No problem searching for keycaps if it satisfies me with my favorite layout :) I joined community kinda after the gb ran. R3 with 2u shift solves everything (ducky layout)
« Last Edit: Sat, 30 January 2021, 01:15:24 by Domantas »

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