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Offline Peppermint216

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #350 on: Sat, 12 May 2018, 12:40:26 »
I finallygot a tracking number, shipper is other... I am not sure where I can check its stauts
DHL was used I believe.

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #351 on: Sat, 12 May 2018, 12:43:18 »
That was it thank you very much

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #352 on: Tue, 15 May 2018, 10:52:11 »
Shipping from Taiwan?

DHL just text me wanting 27 tax but I don't know what for other than its come from Taiwan.

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #353 on: Tue, 15 May 2018, 10:56:03 »
Shipping from Taiwan?

DHL just text me wanting 27 tax but I don't know what for other than its come from Taiwan.

Someone said Hong Kong proxy

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #354 on: Tue, 15 May 2018, 11:50:19 »
Any word on the re-ano for the folks that got the "new color"

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #355 on: Tue, 15 May 2018, 11:51:51 »
Nothing for me atm.

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #356 on: Tue, 15 May 2018, 12:29:47 »
DHL just text me wanting 27 tax but I don't know what for other than its come from Taiwan.

I thought these were supposed to get marked down

Offline Peppermint216

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #357 on: Tue, 15 May 2018, 12:34:39 »
DHL just text me wanting 27 tax but I don't know what for other than its come from Taiwan.

I thought these were supposed to get marked down

Without any devalue it would be at least 60. Assuming it is the AL1, I have too many things coming.

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #358 on: Tue, 15 May 2018, 16:59:02 »
DHL just text me wanting 27 tax but I don't know what for other than its come from Taiwan.

I thought these were supposed to get marked down

Was valued at $100 on my package

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #359 on: Tue, 15 May 2018, 17:02:53 »
DHL just text me wanting 27 tax but I don't know what for other than its come from Taiwan.

I thought these were supposed to get marked down

Was valued at $100 on my package
Can you check your old tracking and see if it departed from Taiwan please?

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #360 on: Tue, 15 May 2018, 17:05:06 »
DHL just text me wanting 27 tax but I don't know what for other than its come from Taiwan.

I thought these were supposed to get marked down

Was valued at $100 on my package
Can you check your old tracking and see if it departed from Taiwan please?

Departed from Hong Kong

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #361 on: Wed, 16 May 2018, 06:23:24 »
DHL just text me wanting 27 tax but I don't know what for other than its come from Taiwan.

I thought these were supposed to get marked down

Was valued at $100 on my package
Can you check your old tracking and see if it departed from Taiwan please?
Mine also came from HK

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #362 on: Wed, 16 May 2018, 09:36:29 »
Mine also came from HK

Now I'm really curious to know what it is, coming Friday.

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #363 on: Wed, 16 May 2018, 16:35:01 »
Without any devalue it would be at least 60. Assuming it is the AL1, I have too many things coming.

Undervalued to $100 is perfectly fine with me. I have to pay 23% so best case $77, worst case if they add duty its another 9%, which appears to happen here randomly, then its 32% or $108... at $100 it's only $23, I can live with that :D

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #364 on: Thu, 17 May 2018, 10:49:31 »
So my Taiwanese package arrived today. It was indeed the AL1.

Packaging was pretty bad, when the driver brought it I thought how is there a keyboard in this thin box. When I opened it the board was filthy, marks and dust etc, there was even a cobweb in the stiletto side bit.

After a clean-up I am pretty happy with how it turned out, my only flaws seem to be on the inside. The weight is a mess and oddly the underside of it is clean aside from the machining marks. All the visible exterior pieces seem ok but not flawless, passable for the price.

Some comparison photos with a blackbird below:
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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #365 on: Thu, 17 May 2018, 10:55:41 »
So my Taiwanese package arrived today. It was indeed the AL1.

Packaging was pretty bad, when the driver brought it I thought how is there a keyboard in this thin box. When I opened it the board was filthy, marks and dust etc, there was even a cobweb in the stiletto side bit.

After a clean-up I am pretty happy with how it turned out, my only flaws seem to be on the inside. The weight is a mess and oddly the underside of it is clean aside from the machining marks. All the visible exterior pieces seem ok but not flawless, passable for the price.

Some comparison photos with a blackbird below:
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Good thing it arrived safely, despite the somewhat lacking packaging. Looks good.

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #366 on: Thu, 17 May 2018, 10:58:41 »
Also, the gap between G and H on the plate :confused:

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #367 on: Thu, 17 May 2018, 11:25:46 »
In that last picture, the seam looks quite big towards the middle. Optical illusion, not tightly screwed together, or ???

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #368 on: Thu, 17 May 2018, 11:27:50 »
In that last picture, the seam looks quite big towards the middle. Optical illusion, not tightly screwed together, or ???

No Illusions, that side will not close up  :(

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #369 on: Thu, 17 May 2018, 13:17:37 »
anyone experiencing wobble on a corner while typing? Ive tried adjusting the rubber things and also adjusting the tension of the screws...wobble remains on the right lower side.

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #370 on: Thu, 17 May 2018, 13:57:51 »
In that last picture, the seam looks quite big towards the middle. Optical illusion, not tightly screwed together, or ???
This would be why....

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #371 on: Fri, 18 May 2018, 10:52:33 »
Quick update:

Alsoran just shipped 5 kits (/u/homerowco, /u/terrymathews, /u/IIBorNotIIB, /u/Soggy_Stargazer, /u/speaktobrett). The photos look good to me. He will fill in the tracking numbers tomorrow.


There are totally 10 kits left including the replacement ones: Petch, /u/immaterium, odd, Oatburner, FeelHoodMuzik, noricon, MegalaDump, A10J12. These 10 kits, following replacement kits, and the 6 type 2 plates, are manufactured by ALF. The original factory did a bad work and was not cooperative so Alsoran asked ALF for help. I assume ALF will be much more reliable than the previous factory. 6 of the 10 kits have already been finished by ALF and are waiting to be shipped. ALF will ship the 6 kits to Alsoran for QC tomorrow. The left 4 kits need more time to be manufactured. I will have the name list of the 6 kits tomorrow.

I just travelled from the US to Shanghai, China this week. Was being pretty busy. Sorry for the late update.

If the kits you received have quality issues, please send me a PM. Don't send emails to me because I can't access gmail currently in China. You can also send photos to Alsoran (508881408@qq.com). He can't read English tho.
« Last Edit: Sat, 19 May 2018, 09:19:16 by TriangleLab »

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #372 on: Sat, 19 May 2018, 16:59:12 »
Quick update:

Alsoran just shipped 5 kits (/u/homerowco, /u/terrymathews, /u/IIBorNotIIB, /u/Soggy_Stargazer, /u/speaktobrett). The photos look good to me. He will fill in the tracking numbers tomorrow.


There are totally 10 kits left including the replacement ones: Petch, /u/immaterium, odd, Oatburner, FeelHoodMuzik, noricon, MegalaDump, A10J12. These 10 kits, following replacement kits, and the 6 type 2 plates, are manufactured by ALF. The original factory did a bad work and was not cooperative so Alsoran asked ALF for help. I assume ALF will be much more reliable than the previous factory. 6 of the 10 kits have already been finished by ALF and are waiting to be shipped. ALF will ship the 6 kits to Alsoran for QC tomorrow. The left 4 kits need more time to be manufactured. I will have the name list of the 6 kits tomorrow.

I just travelled from the US to Shanghai, China this week. Was being pretty busy. Sorry for the late update.

If the kits you received have quality issues, please send me a PM. Don't send emails to me because I can't access gmail currently in China. You can also send photos to Alsoran (508881408@qq.com). He can't read English tho.

I did change my order to black, and received email confirmation.

Very exciting! Thanks
« Last Edit: Sat, 19 May 2018, 21:56:13 by speaktobrett »

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #373 on: Sat, 19 May 2018, 17:01:42 »
Triangle I think I PM'd you with photos from the kits I got but I can't see them in my sent messages... I don't want to spam you can you confirm if you received them?

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #374 on: Mon, 21 May 2018, 22:14:02 »
Quick update:

Alsoran just shipped 5 kits (/u/homerowco, /u/terrymathews, /u/IIBorNotIIB, /u/Soggy_Stargazer, /u/speaktobrett). The photos look good to me. He will fill in the tracking numbers tomorrow.


There are totally 10 kits left including the replacement ones: Petch, /u/immaterium, odd, Oatburner, FeelHoodMuzik, noricon, MegalaDump, A10J12. These 10 kits, following replacement kits, and the 6 type 2 plates, are manufactured by ALF. The original factory did a bad work and was not cooperative so Alsoran asked ALF for help. I assume ALF will be much more reliable than the previous factory. 6 of the 10 kits have already been finished by ALF and are waiting to be shipped. ALF will ship the 6 kits to Alsoran for QC tomorrow. The left 4 kits need more time to be manufactured. I will have the name list of the 6 kits tomorrow.

I just travelled from the US to Shanghai, China this week. Was being pretty busy. Sorry for the late update.

If the kits you received have quality issues, please send me a PM. Don't send emails to me because I can't access gmail currently in China. You can also send photos to Alsoran (508881408@qq.com). He can't read English tho.

So, how bout day tracking?

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #375 on: Tue, 22 May 2018, 10:43:06 »
@Triangle

I haven't seen any updates for my board yet and I don't see my name on the list of people waiting for their boards.

Can you please check?

Invoice #AL0027

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #376 on: Fri, 25 May 2018, 10:32:35 »
Is there a way to 'fix' the blemished weights?

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #377 on: Fri, 25 May 2018, 10:38:34 »
Is there a way to 'fix' the blemished weights?

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #378 on: Fri, 25 May 2018, 10:38:50 »
Is there a way to 'fix' the blemished weights?

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Probably sand + repolish + recoat

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #379 on: Fri, 25 May 2018, 21:04:15 »
The status of ALF-made AL1 kits (some are replacement cases):

Finished and will be shipped on next Monday:
odd,
/u/Oatburner,
 /u/noricon,
xZ3ROx,
LightningXI

Will be finished in the next week (estimated by ALF):
Petch,
/u/immaterium,
FeelHoodMuzik,
MegalaDump,
A10J12

These are all the remaining kit waiting to be fulfilled including the replacement cases required by buyers. Please tell me if you haven't received your kit and your name is not listed here.

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #380 on: Fri, 25 May 2018, 21:05:54 »
The status of ALF-made AL1 kits (some are replacement cases):

Finished and will be shipped on next Monday:
odd,
/u/Oatburner,
 /u/noricon,
xZ3ROx,
LightningXI

Will be finished in the next week (estimated by ALF):
Petch,
/u/immaterium,
FeelHoodMuzik,
MegalaDump,
A10J12

These are all the remaining kit waiting to be fulfilled including the replacement cases required by buyers. Please tell me if you haven't received your kit and your name is not listed here.

Thanks for the update. Will we receive shipment notification / tracking information as well?

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #381 on: Sat, 26 May 2018, 07:36:55 »
i got a one of the new color, but it was also an extra, so was wondering if it shipped or when it is going to, just havent really seen anything about it on any of the lists.

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #382 on: Sat, 26 May 2018, 08:22:42 »
The status of ALF-made AL1 kits (some are replacement cases):

Finished and will be shipped on next Monday:
odd,
/u/Oatburner,
 /u/noricon,
xZ3ROx,
LightningXI

Will be finished in the next week (estimated by ALF):
Petch,
/u/immaterium,
FeelHoodMuzik,
MegalaDump,
A10J12

These are all the remaining kit waiting to be fulfilled including the replacement cases required by buyers. Please tell me if you haven't received your kit and your name is not listed here.

Hi,

My name is not on there.

/r/flashcats.

« Last Edit: Sat, 26 May 2018, 08:24:18 by DukeEsquire »

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #383 on: Sat, 26 May 2018, 08:55:27 »
The status of ALF-made AL1 kits (some are replacement cases):

Finished and will be shipped on next Monday:
odd,
/u/Oatburner,
 /u/noricon,
xZ3ROx,
LightningXI

Will be finished in the next week (estimated by ALF):
Petch,
/u/immaterium,
FeelHoodMuzik,
MegalaDump,
A10J12

These are all the remaining kit waiting to be fulfilled including the replacement cases required by buyers. Please tell me if you haven't received your kit and your name is not listed here.

Will the fixed option 2 plates ship after these?

Offline TriangleLab

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #384 on: Sun, 27 May 2018, 04:58:36 »

Thanks for the update. Will we receive shipment notification / tracking information as well?

Alsoran will fill in the tracking numbers on paypal. I can tell you your tracking number on Discord.

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #385 on: Sun, 27 May 2018, 05:02:50 »

Hi,

My name is not on there.

/r/flashcats.

Will get back to you in 24 hours.

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #386 on: Sun, 27 May 2018, 05:04:55 »

Will the fixed option 2 plates ship after these?

The fixed option 2 plates will be shipped about the same time as the last batch AL1 kits.

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #387 on: Sun, 27 May 2018, 05:07:08 »
I have two unread messages on Geekhack but I can't read them right now.

When I click "messages", it says "Database Error. Please try again. If you come back to this error screen, report the error to an administrator."

Anyone know what's the problem?

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #388 on: Sun, 27 May 2018, 06:01:17 »
I have two unread messages on Geekhack but I can't read them right now.

When I click "messages", it says "Database Error. Please try again. If you come back to this error screen, report the error to an administrator."

Anyone know what's the problem?
Geekhack was not working at all for me yesterday, sound like it's having temporary problems.

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #389 on: Sun, 27 May 2018, 08:18:20 »
PMs were from me. Let me know if you want me to communicate with you in another way.

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #390 on: Sun, 27 May 2018, 08:36:43 »
PMs were from me. Let me know if you want me to communicate with you in another way.
I also sent a PM

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #391 on: Sun, 27 May 2018, 10:01:19 »
PMs were from me. Let me know if you want me to communicate with you in another way.

I actually sent two PMs myself.

Lol.

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #392 on: Mon, 28 May 2018, 07:52:25 »
It seems like there is still issues with PM on Geekhack. 

How else can we contact you TriangleLab

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #393 on: Mon, 28 May 2018, 23:37:25 »
Anyone building with Holtites or other sockets to make the board hot swappable?

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #394 on: Tue, 29 May 2018, 12:46:32 »
It seems like there is still issues with PM on Geekhack. 

How else can we contact you TriangleLab
@trianglelab is there an alternate way to contact you?

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #395 on: Tue, 29 May 2018, 15:16:32 »
The status of ALF-made AL1 kits (some are replacement cases):

Finished and will be shipped on next Monday:
odd,
/u/Oatburner,
 /u/noricon,
xZ3ROx,
LightningXI

Will be finished in the next week (estimated by ALF):
Petch,
/u/immaterium,
FeelHoodMuzik,
MegalaDump,
A10J12

These are all the remaining kit waiting to be fulfilled including the replacement cases required by buyers. Please tell me if you haven't received your kit and your name is not listed here.

I have not received my shipping notification yet (not sure if next Monday is what I was thinking.) Is there a way to contact you via discord since GH seems to be broken at the moment?

Thanks!

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #396 on: Tue, 29 May 2018, 17:32:57 »
I'm sure this is mentioned somewhere, but I can't seem to find it: how do you put the keyboard into flashing mode for using DFU programmer?

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #397 on: Tue, 29 May 2018, 19:59:48 »
The manufacturer forgot to put a reset key in the default layout, they also omitted a physical reset key.

So the only way to do that is to short the pins on the atmega32u4....sigh. 
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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #398 on: Tue, 29 May 2018, 20:00:58 »

I have not received my shipping notification yet (not sure if next Monday is what I was thinking.) Is there a way to contact you via discord since GH seems to be broken at the moment?

Thanks!

It seems like there is still issues with PM on Geekhack. 

How else can we contact you TriangleLab

I can receive emails now. I just bought a VPN account.

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Re: [GB] AL1 (Shipping, QMK Codes Open Sourced)
« Reply #399 on: Tue, 29 May 2018, 20:07:26 »
I'm sure this is mentioned somewhere, but I can't seem to find it: how do you put the keyboard into flashing mode for using DFU programmer?

The manufacturer forgot to put a reset key in the default layout, they also omitted a physical reset key.

So the only way to do that is to short the pins on the atmega32u4....sigh. 

There are two pins between G and H keys. Using tweezers to short these two pins is the correct way.