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[GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Completed)
« on: Mon, 08 January 2018, 17:26:18 »
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Current GB status
Every order has been shipped.

What is this?
This is a PCB designed especially for the Vortex Core 40% keyboard to be able to use QMK. Because let's face it, its programmability kind of sucks.
QMK however, does not suck. (Thanks to the community ;))

The PCB supports multiple layouts for those who are a bit more adventurous and want to have a custom plate made. It also supports RGB underglow and in-switch leds. There's a reset button under the spacebar and a caps lock indicator under the tab/caps key.

Layout options



Features
  • QMK Firmware
  • 6 Underglow RGB leds
  • In-switch leds
  • Through-hole micro usb connector (less likely to break off!)
  • South facing leds for the QMX/Zealencio users
  • Multiple layouts
  • Easily reachable reset button under the spacebar
  • cAPS LOCK INDICATOR

Pricing & Shipping
The PCB will cost you 35 dollars excluding shipping costs. SpaceCat design will be the proxy for the USA, Amtra5 will be the proxy for Australia and Mechboards will be the proxy for the United Kingdom.

Fill in the GB form to enter!
Thank you :)
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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 08 January 2018, 18:06:08 »
Approval bump :thumb:

I'd also recommend putting the price in the main post, as currently you have to click through to the form to see the price ($35).

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 09 January 2018, 08:47:49 »
Josh from SpaceCat design will be the proxy for the USA, thanks Josh!

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 09 January 2018, 09:53:04 »
Josh from SpaceCat design will be the proxy for the USA, thanks Josh!

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 09 January 2018, 10:32:25 »
Josh from SpaceCat design will be the proxy for the USA, thanks Josh!

 :-*

For US orders should we place an order through the Google form or through Spacecat's website? I couldn't find a page for Atom47 on the Spacecat site

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 09 January 2018, 10:39:23 »
Through the google form, should be fine!

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 09 January 2018, 10:50:07 »
Through the google form, should be fine!

Ok thanks! Nice work :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 12 January 2018, 14:33:33 »
Thanx for making this, it is life saver for me! I like Core very much, but without solid programing options ... it is a little annoying to use.

Ordered one Atom47 of course.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 12 January 2018, 15:03:04 »
Thanx for making this, it is life saver for me! I like Core very much, but without solid programing options ... it is a little annoying to use.

Ordered one Atom47 of course.

Awesome, thanks!

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 14 January 2018, 04:42:40 »
I am in.  If there was an option for 2 I would be in for that too...  Looking forward to using the core again

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 03:03:31 »
does anyone know how much it would cost to get it shipped to Canada?

Thanks

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 18 January 2018, 09:58:59 »
does anyone know how much it would cost to get it shipped to Canada?

Thanks
My US proxy says about 10 usd, hope that can help you  :)

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 10:04:16 »
When does this group buy end(I kind of want 2!)? and when are they expected to be shipped? sorry, this is my first group buy I have joined and didn't see that information anywhere.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 10:26:11 »
When does this group buy end(I kind of want 2!)? and when are they expected to be shipped? sorry, this is my first group buy I have joined and didn't see that information anywhere.

I'm honered to be your first GB  :D

February 16th - GB ends, invoices being sent
March 10th - Invoices paid, PCB's ordered
March 20th - PCB's arrived and shipped a few days later to participants

This is just an estimate, but I hope I'll be able to get it to buyers before April 1st.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 21 January 2018, 14:48:15 »
I put my order in, can't wait to finally use the Core I bought.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 24 January 2018, 14:33:34 »
I can't wait for this. It will be really nice having the option of a staggered 40% in my rotation again, the lack of programming options really let the core down for me. Does anyone know of any options for replacement caps for this keyboard? The layout I've designed means the standard caps will be pretty much useless to me (I will be using the standard layout in terms of key placement and sizes though).

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 24 January 2018, 14:37:52 »
I can't wait for this. It will be really nice having the option of a staggered 40% in my rotation again, the lack of programming options really let the core down for me. Does anyone know of any options for replacement caps for this keyboard? The layout I've designed means the standard caps will be pretty much useless to me (I will be using the standard layout in terms of key placement and sizes though).
The sets from PrimeKB and some others including GMK Laser are compatible. Don't know of any others at the moment.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 25 January 2018, 12:55:08 »
I like the look of the bounty hunter set. Is there no blank cap options that would work?

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 27 January 2018, 08:55:22 »
This looks awesome! I've not bought a pcb for a keyboard before, which components are already included/soldered and what would I need to get it working, other than the switches?

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 30 January 2018, 21:35:35 »
How do I cancel? Ignore the invoice?

I ruined the Vortex Core aluminum case with Dremel while removing a couple of stuck screws so I'm just going to harvest its MX Clear switches to use on a Planck.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 30 January 2018, 23:52:41 »
I like the look of the bounty hunter set. Is there no blank cap options that would work?

There should be some sets on Aliexpress.

This looks awesome! I've not bought a pcb for a keyboard before, which components are already included/soldered and what would I need to get it working, other than the switches?

Every component is pre-soldered, so you only need switches and a plate.

How do I cancel? Ignore the invoice?

I ruined the Vortex Core aluminum case with Dremel while removing a couple of stuck screws so I'm just going to harvest its MX Clear switches to use on a Planck.

Send me an email at atomkeeb@gmail.com with the email address you used on the form.
« Last Edit: Tue, 30 January 2018, 23:55:34 by maartenwut »

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 01 February 2018, 05:41:04 »
Before all, thank you @maartenwut! I was looking for a 40% for months! I'm more active on reddit so I was a real stroke of luck when I have seen your message on Discord.

Since I'm starting in the 40% world, some recommendation of where we can buy a proper plate for this pcb?

Edit: I've already filled the form :)!

Cheers from Spain,
Angel
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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 01 February 2018, 22:42:14 »
I wish it had iso left shift

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 02 February 2018, 02:29:50 »
Before all, thank you @maartenwut! I was looking for a 40% for months! I'm more active on reddit so I was a real stroke of luck when I have seen your message on Discord.

Since I'm starting in the 40% world, some recommendation of where we can buy a proper plate for this pcb?

Edit: I've already filled the form :)!

Cheers from Spain,
Angel

Thanks! Do you have a Vortex Core? If you don't, how would you use this PCB?

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 02 February 2018, 02:31:18 »
I wish it had iso left shift
Sorry, it's not possible to split any key under 2u's. The left shift is 1.75u's.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 02 February 2018, 03:56:50 »
Before all, thank you @maartenwut! I was looking for a 40% for months! I'm more active on reddit so I was a real stroke of luck when I have seen your message on Discord.

Since I'm starting in the 40% world, some recommendation of where we can buy a proper plate for this pcb?

Edit: I've already filled the form :)!

Cheers from Spain,
Angel

Thanks! Do you have a Vortex Core? If you don't, how would you use this PCB?

hehe nope, I have not the Vortex Core, but I feel dare and I want to do a handcrafted case and so on, but since I don't have a big knowledge about the plates on the market I would want to explore more options before taking the decision of making my own plate.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 02 February 2018, 09:44:07 »
Before all, thank you @maartenwut! I was looking for a 40% for months! I'm more active on reddit so I was a real stroke of luck when I have seen your message on Discord.

Since I'm starting in the 40% world, some recommendation of where we can buy a proper plate for this pcb?

Edit: I've already filled the form :)!

Cheers from Spain,
Angel

Thanks! Do you have a Vortex Core? If you don't, how would you use this PCB?

hehe nope, I have not the Vortex Core, but I feel dare and I want to do a handcrafted case and so on, but since I don't have a big knowledge about the plates on the market I would want to explore more options before taking the decision of making my own plate.

If I were making a universal plate for this PCB, to support all layout options available on that PCB, it would look something like this:




Edit: I think those screw mounting hole locations are correct, I would just need to confirm that with maartenwut. :)




Or you could do a "sandwich" style case, like this:

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 02 February 2018, 10:44:05 »
If I were making a universal plate for this PCB, to support all layout options available on that PCB, it would look something like this:

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Edit: I think those screw mounting hole locations are correct, I would just need to confirm that with maartenwut. :)


Or you could do a "sandwich" style case, like this:

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You can use my scan (here) to check the mounting holes.

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« Reply #28 on: Fri, 02 February 2018, 11:09:52 »
If I were making a universal plate for this PCB, to support all layout options available on that PCB, it would look something like this:

Show Image



Edit: I think those screw mounting hole locations are correct, I would just need to confirm that with maartenwut. :)


Or you could do a "sandwich" style case, like this:

Show Image

You can use my scan (here) to check the mounting holes.


Great, thanks for that!




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« Reply #29 on: Mon, 05 February 2018, 03:15:45 »
Thank you guys for sharing your plate blueprints, it will be really useful to do it customized for this PCB

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 15 February 2018, 19:07:55 »
Just got my Vortex Core two days ago and was seriously disappointed with the programming limitations.
Googling around for a solution I luckily found this group buy the day before it closed.
Ordered!

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 16 February 2018, 16:50:10 »
I gotta say I love the layout. If a case + plate bundle/kit ever comes out for a R2 I'd be interested.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 17 February 2018, 19:18:31 »
GB closed yesterday with 99 participants! :eek: I sent out 72 invoices just now for the US and Canada folks and will send the rest later this day. Thanks again!

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 17 February 2018, 20:15:38 »
Any was to change shipping method before the invoice due date?

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« Reply #34 on: Sun, 18 February 2018, 01:19:06 »
Paid my invoice  :thumb: I cannot wait to get this PCB.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 18 February 2018, 02:02:01 »
Any was to change shipping method before the invoice due date?

After speaking with my proxy, I decided that all US and Canadian orders should be sent as a First Class Parcel. Canadian orders are going to be sent as First Class International Parcel. This means that the shipping method you choose will not matter if you're from the US or Canada.
« Last Edit: Sun, 18 February 2018, 02:42:41 by maartenwut »

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« Reply #36 on: Sun, 18 February 2018, 15:57:18 »
Any chance of a late addition? If not, if anyone has ordered two and wants to sell one, let me know. I'm in Australia btw.

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« Reply #37 on: Mon, 19 February 2018, 03:42:58 »
Paid! I'm very excited about this GB, I have great plans for that pcb!

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« Reply #38 on: Mon, 19 February 2018, 07:51:03 »
Any chance of a late addition? If not, if anyone has ordered two and wants to sell one, let me know. I'm in Australia btw.

Unfortunately it was impossible to get two unless one would use a friend to get another one... :thinking:

I'll be doing another round later of course :)

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #39 on: Mon, 19 February 2018, 07:56:21 »
I just finished sending everyone an invoice too :D
If you didn't get one, just email me at atomkeeb <at> gmail.com and we'll sort it out!

All orders for US & Canada will be shipped by SpaceCat Design as a First Class package.
All orders for the UK will be shipped by MechBoards UK as Royal Mail Signed ForŪ 1st Class.
All orders for Australia will be shipped by Amtra5 as Parcel Post.
Shipping cost is included with the invoice.

For those who have not paid their invoice yet: you have to pay before the 10th of March or I'll consider your order cancelled.

Thanks again for your patience and thanks to the proxies!
« Last Edit: Mon, 19 February 2018, 08:08:32 by maartenwut »

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« Reply #40 on: Tue, 20 February 2018, 15:21:50 »
Any chance of a late addition? If not, if anyone has ordered two and wants to sell one, let me know. I'm in Australia btw.

Unfortunately it was impossible to get two unless one would use a friend to get another one... :thinking:

I'll be doing another round later of course :)

Understandable. Thanks for letting me know. I'll keep an oleye out for the next round  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 21 February 2018, 17:28:21 »
Before all, thank you @maartenwut! I was looking for a 40% for months! I'm more active on reddit so I was a real stroke of luck when I have seen your message on Discord.

Since I'm starting in the 40% world, some recommendation of where we can buy a proper plate for this pcb?

Edit: I've already filled the form :)!

Cheers from Spain,
Angel

Thanks! Do you have a Vortex Core? If you don't, how would you use this PCB?

hehe nope, I have not the Vortex Core, but I feel dare and I want to do a handcrafted case and so on, but since I don't have a big knowledge about the plates on the market I would want to explore more options before taking the decision of making my own plate.

If I were making a universal plate for this PCB, to support all layout options available on that PCB, it would look something like this:

Show Image



Edit: I think those screw mounting hole locations are correct, I would just need to confirm that with maartenwut. :)




Or you could do a "sandwich" style case, like this:

Show Image


@jdcarpe could you please share the SVG/CAD or other format so we can source this plate locally? Thank you so much for the plate design and of course OP for the awesome circuit.

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« Reply #42 on: Thu, 22 February 2018, 11:14:36 »
Sure, attached is the CAD drawing for the universal plate.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 01:49:44 »
Do keep in mind that the original plate is 1.4mm thick, not the standard 1.5mm.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 08:28:43 »
Alright, two days left to pay for your order! You should really contact me if you didn't receive an invoice or reminder by now.
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« Reply #45 on: Mon, 12 March 2018, 15:42:01 »
Sure, attached is the CAD drawing for the universal plate.

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I've not really used CAD before, but when opening the drawing file in Autodesk viewer the file looks like the attached image. Is this normal?

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« Reply #46 on: Fri, 23 March 2018, 21:36:29 »
Does anyone know the screw size the core uses? Two of my screws were stripped and I lost the last three I had somehow so I need to get some new ones to keep my plate on.

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« Reply #47 on: Sat, 24 March 2018, 20:18:11 »
just picked up a vortex core and found out about this drop. will there be any reruns? thanks!

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« Reply #48 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 16:33:38 »
Does anyone know the screw size the core uses? Two of my screws were stripped and I lost the last three I had somehow so I need to get some new ones to keep my plate on.



A (screw head) is 4mm, L (thread length) is 5mm and the diameter is 2.5mm. You should be looking for an M2.5 screw.

just picked up a vortex core and found out about this drop. will there be any reruns? thanks!
Yes, and I will be selling leftovers of this round.


I have also ordered 20 prototypes before getting 100 of them, just to be safe. They should be here in a week or so.
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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 27 March 2018, 20:56:44 »
When is shipping going to happen?

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #50 on: Thu, 29 March 2018, 12:40:29 »
When does this group buy end(I kind of want 2!)? and when are they expected to be shipped? sorry, this is my first group buy I have joined and didn't see that information anywhere.

I'm honered to be your first GB  :D

February 16th - GB ends, invoices being sent
March 10th - Invoices paid, PCB's ordered
March 20th - PCB's arrived and shipped a few days later to participants

This is just an estimate, but I hope I'll be able to get it to buyers before April 1st.


Hey bro! any news about the shipping??

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« Reply #51 on: Thu, 29 March 2018, 16:40:44 »
When does this group buy end(I kind of want 2!)? and when are they expected to be shipped? sorry, this is my first group buy I have joined and didn't see that information anywhere.

I'm honered to be your first GB  :D

February 16th - GB ends, invoices being sent
March 10th - Invoices paid, PCB's ordered
March 20th - PCB's arrived and shipped a few days later to participants

This is just an estimate, but I hope I'll be able to get it to buyers before April 1st.


Hey bro! any news about the shipping??

Unfortunately I couldn't really keep to this schedule as I have been very busy with school but I will make sure to finish this GB as fast as possible.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #52 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 08:49:41 »
Rev3 prototypes are in!

Assembling one right now to test its functionality:

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« Reply #53 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 09:11:05 »
Will there be any other components aside from the keyswitches and leds that we will have to solder on?

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #54 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 09:42:33 »
Will there be any other components aside from the keyswitches and leds that we will have to solder on?

No, none at all. These are prototypes and it is much cheaper to solder those myself.
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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #55 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 10:58:17 »
Any extras available to buy? Do you happen to know if someone makes this for the Vibe as well? Someone on reddit said that someone made one for the Vibe but I can't seem to find it.
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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #56 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 12:30:26 »
Any extras available to buy? Do you happen to know if someone makes this for the Vibe as well? Someone on reddit said that someone made one for the Vibe but I can't seem to find it.

Extra's will be available after the group buy. Also: the prototype works! I accidentally ordered one wrong component so new ones have been ordered and I'll sell those on mechmarket pretty soon after the group buy along with the extra's. Here's a pic of the usb port:



As you can see, it's ****ing perfect, like it's supposed to be there. I'm very happy with it and will order a hundred of these, pre-soldered. After that I'll ship them.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #57 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 01:34:06 »
Looks very nice! good job @maartenwut!

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #58 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 09:38:45 »
Here's a little album of the prototype for those who want to see it:
https://imgur.com/a/vnf6d

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #59 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 10:27:27 »
How does the stabilizer go into the plate? I am swapping mine out but cannot get it in. Does the bar go above or below the plate?

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #60 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 10:33:46 »
How does the stabilizer go into the plate? I am swapping mine out but cannot get it in. Does the bar go above or below the plate?

The bar is supposed to be under the plate, before soldering the switch in. There's also one way to get it in.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #61 on: Thu, 05 April 2018, 16:02:44 »
The prototype looks great! Thanks for keeping us updated even with the delays.

I was thinking of installing hotswap adapters from Zeal:
https://zealpc.net/collections/accessories/products/gold-plated-hot-swap-sockets-for-pcbs

Do you think the board is sturdy enough to withstand the insertion force of the initial installation? Also, are the solder holes standard sizing? I already got these shipped and I'm a little worried that they'll be too big/small to fit.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #62 on: Thu, 05 April 2018, 18:24:27 »
Do you think the board is sturdy enough to withstand the insertion force of the initial installation?

I've got no idea, but it should be fine.

Edit: Asked Zeal and according to him it should work with the standard size of 1.5mm, the standard from Cherry.

Also, are the solder holes standard sizing?

Yes, they have the standard diameter of 1.5mm.
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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #63 on: Fri, 06 April 2018, 03:06:58 »
Looks like support for rev3 (The one you'll receive) has been merged in the QMK repo :D
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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #64 on: Fri, 06 April 2018, 18:14:56 »
Getting closer  ;D

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #65 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 06:34:59 »
Kind of important update to some:

I'll put the pcb design on github after shipping for everyone to be able to make their own case/plate.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #66 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 15:40:47 »
Kind of important update to some:

I'll put the pcb design on github after shipping for everyone to be able to make their own case/plate.
Ah, thank you! I was attempting to make one just for the 7u layout but was getting extremely hesitant going through without 100% confirming I have the screw holes precisely where they need to be.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #67 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 08:00:42 »
I've set up a discord server for those who want to chat or need help with the Atom47. Join here: https://discord.gg/sVgRUDf

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #68 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 15:31:41 »
Any update on how to purchase this for those that missed the initial GB?

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #69 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 11:18:06 »
I'm getting a quote for the universal plate that was posted on page 1.

How many of these were manufactured, and how many were sold in the group buy? That will give me an approximate upper bound on the number of orders I might need.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #70 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 12:50:46 »
I'm getting a quote for the universal plate that was posted on page 1.

How many of these were manufactured, and how many were sold in the group buy? That will give me an approximate upper bound on the number of orders I might need.
There were about 85 sold during the group buy and there is interest for more.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 replacement PCB for Vortex Core by Atomkb
« Reply #71 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 15:59:51 »
I'm getting a quote for the universal plate that was posted on page 1.

How many of these were manufactured, and how many were sold in the group buy? That will give me an approximate upper bound on the number of orders I might need.

You can count me in on that interest check. I don't feel like desoldering these switches just so I can get to the plate.

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« Reply #72 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 22:58:18 »
I hope there's another round of this. I'm in for the PCB and the plate too.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1
« Reply #73 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 08:46:37 »
I designed my own plate files, but they have not been tested. Should be very accurate though. There are two versions: one which supports the fn1 and shift, and one which supports one 2.25u shift key. I recommend using plate mount stabilizers as pcb mounted stabilizers do not fit in the Vortex Core's case.

Here's a pic of the default one:
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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1
« Reply #74 on: Thu, 26 April 2018, 03:18:17 »
Hi everyone, sorry for all the delays, but I'm happy to announce that production has started! Expected is that production will be finished within 6 weeks. Have a nice day :)

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (In production)
« Reply #75 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 01:43:26 »
I got a rough quote on plates from a New York City vendor at about $45 each for a batch of 20. However they don't stock 1.5mm aluminum so that includes the cost of a big aluminum sheet that can make many more than 20 plates. I'll keep asking around to see if I can get the price lower.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (In production)
« Reply #76 on: Mon, 14 May 2018, 23:47:40 »


Production will be finished on the 21st of May according to the manufacturer!

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #77 on: Tue, 22 May 2018, 06:42:32 »
The PCBs have arrived at my place, now to test and ship them  :D

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #78 on: Wed, 23 May 2018, 15:30:04 »
Had this carbon fiber plate made for the 7u layout. Fits pretty good in the Core's case. Thanks again Maarten for the plate files :thumb:





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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #79 on: Tue, 29 May 2018, 09:29:43 »
Alright guys, here's the current situation:

The manufacturer used a different Micro USB connector. While they do just work fine, and are pretty sturdy, it's not the USB connector I had in mind. The manufacturer gives me the option to have them replace the connector, but that will probably cost a lot in shipping and import taxes. To give you somewhat of an idea, shipping from them to me was already over 150 USD. Here's a pic of the connector:


And this is the one meant to be on the boards:


The difference is in the four pins for securing the connector to the PCB. Look closely and you'll see that the current connector is soldered onto a hole.

Two options:
1. Use the connectors as is, because they're secure enough and we don't want even more delays
2. Spend a lot of money on shipping back and forth, causing even more delays. I'm not even certain if the budget allows for that.

What do you guys want?
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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #80 on: Tue, 29 May 2018, 11:58:59 »
As is, I wouldn't forsee a problem to be honest.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #81 on: Tue, 29 May 2018, 12:24:46 »
Ageeed,as long as it fits and is sturdy on the pcb i see no issues

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #82 on: Tue, 29 May 2018, 12:28:27 »
If it works and fits in the case, that's good enough for me.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #83 on: Wed, 30 May 2018, 02:34:35 »
I'd say just stick with the connector. If it fits in the stock case than there's no issues for me.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #84 on: Wed, 30 May 2018, 04:45:51 »
Thanks for the feedback guys. I'll order shipping supplies this week and hope to have shipped everything out in two weeks. Most orders will take a little longer because of shipping to the proxies and how slow customs can be.
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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #85 on: Fri, 15 June 2018, 11:26:31 »
Any update on shipping?

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Production finished)
« Reply #86 on: Sat, 16 June 2018, 02:30:25 »
Any update on shipping?

I hope to ship the first PCBs out next week, and after that comes the rest. Still have to find a box to put all orders from the US in  :)

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Shipping!!)
« Reply #87 on: Sun, 17 June 2018, 17:11:18 »
Finally started the shipping process today - the first few have been packed & are ready to be dropped off tomorrow. Those who opted in for tracked shipping should have gotten an email with a tracking number. So happy to finish this group buy up!  :D

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Shipping!!)
« Reply #88 on: Wed, 20 June 2018, 13:55:24 »
The UK proxy has received the orders for the UK today and will hopefully ship them tomorrow. This means 20% of the orders have shipped so far.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Shipping!!)
« Reply #89 on: Thu, 21 June 2018, 06:40:45 »
Shipping today :)

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Shipping!!)
« Reply #90 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 12:12:12 »
I got one today  :thumb: ;D Thanks.
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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Shipping!!)
« Reply #91 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 14:43:49 »
Update for US & Canada orders
I'm almost done packing everything up to be sent to the proxy. Hold tight you guys!  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Shipping!!)
« Reply #92 on: Tue, 03 July 2018, 12:44:03 »
Everything has been dropped off at the post office today, should be on its way to the US. I expect it to take two weeks to arrive.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Shipping!!)
« Reply #93 on: Mon, 09 July 2018, 00:39:48 »
Australian orders have been shipped from the proxy.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Completed)
« Reply #94 on: Fri, 27 July 2018, 00:41:05 »
All orders for the US and Canada have now been shipped, which means that this group buy is done  :D

If you want a tracking number or have any questions about the PCB or your order, please email me at atomkeeb -at- gmail.com or hit me up on Discord, my tag is Maarten#3065.

Thank you all so much!!

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Completed)
« Reply #95 on: Fri, 27 July 2018, 02:47:31 »
Nice work! Round 2 or extras for sale when <_<

who was the Australian proxy? Will see if I can hit them up to sell me an extra

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Completed)
« Reply #96 on: Fri, 27 July 2018, 03:40:34 »
Nice work! Round 2 or extras for sale when <_<

who was the Australian proxy? Will see if I can hit them up to sell me an extra

Extras will be available from SpaceCat (US) or you can get them from me (EU-NL) right now. All other proxies don't have extras unfortunately.

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Re: [GB] Atom47 PCB for the Vortex Core - Round 1 (Completed)
« Reply #97 on: Sat, 28 July 2018, 08:36:35 »
Extra's are up on SpaceCat! You can get them here: https://spacecat.design/collections/pcbs-cases-kits/products/atom47-pcb