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Offline gar0t0

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Opinion on simple kit
« on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 15:09:16 »
Hello guys

Anyone know this "kit" ? --> https://bit.ly/3dF8xFA
I'm thinking to buy it, for my first project.


Best Regards
gar0t0

Offline nevin

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Re: Opinion on simple kit
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 15:18:49 »
doesn't look like a bad kit for the price. but uses bface firmware (not QMK)
from the description:
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>>> The bface firmware is energy sensitive. do not use the usb hub if possible. the mac system is not good for
Program with bface. can program on windows and then use on mac.

i have no experience with bface, maybe some others can lend their thoughts....

i would also highly recommend anything from keeb.io (not sure if feasible depending on where you're located)
- wide range of kits
- inexpensive
- well supported & developed
« Last Edit: Thu, 22 April 2021, 15:22:28 by nevin »
Keeb.io Viterbi, Apple m0110, Apple m0120, Apple m0110a, Apple 658-4081, Apple M1242, Apple AEK II, MK96, GH60/Pure, Cherry g84-4100, Adesso AKP-220B, Magicforce 68

Offline gar0t0

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Re: Opinion on simple kit
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 15:33:51 »
hey Nevin.

Thanks for your response.

I'm looking some kits on keeb.io too, I need to know after how much is the shipping to Brazil (I'm located here).
One problem here is the government tax and we have a very devalued money.

For buy $1 I need 6 Reais (money here)

But keeb.io have a lot of beautiful kits.


I'll search more and send a message to keeb.io to know more about shipping

Offline nevin

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Re: Opinion on simple kit
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 16:21:29 »
yes, they'd be more than happy to answer questions. and they'll know more about international shipping that me.

if you do get one from ali...  check the one you'r looking at to see if it's been ported to QMK. some can, some can't just depends on the pcb.
this is the keyboards directory of QMK, they are organized by manufacturer/maker -> model
https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/tree/master/keyboards
Keeb.io Viterbi, Apple m0110, Apple m0120, Apple m0110a, Apple 658-4081, Apple M1242, Apple AEK II, MK96, GH60/Pure, Cherry g84-4100, Adesso AKP-220B, Magicforce 68

Offline gar0t0

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Re: Opinion on simple kit
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 16:53:16 »
Thank you again Nevin.
I'll check it.

I found https://config.qmk.fm and I'm changing the keyboard list to see layout and hardware availability too
It's pretty nice


Offline nevin

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Re: Opinion on simple kit
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 17:18:50 »
yep. that's another way to do it.
Keeb.io Viterbi, Apple m0110, Apple m0120, Apple m0110a, Apple 658-4081, Apple M1242, Apple AEK II, MK96, GH60/Pure, Cherry g84-4100, Adesso AKP-220B, Magicforce 68

Offline TK0

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Re: Opinion on simple kit
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 20:37:28 »
Concerning the Brazilian stuff, you may want to join Mr. Keebs discord server, if you haven't already. Most of the Brazilian community is there. Feel free to ask around for suggestion too. For international shipping in general, try to avoid DHL. They do not pre-pay the duties, so you have to pay at delivery with extra fees. Bought a Model M and had to pay more than 100% of the price for duties and extra fees.

Mr. Keebs discord server: https://discord.gg/naTAByxP
« Last Edit: Thu, 22 April 2021, 20:39:01 by TK0 »

Offline nevin

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Re: Opinion on simple kit
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 21:48:36 »
@TK0, excellent point. i forgot that's where Mr. Keebs was located.
Keeb.io Viterbi, Apple m0110, Apple m0120, Apple m0110a, Apple 658-4081, Apple M1242, Apple AEK II, MK96, GH60/Pure, Cherry g84-4100, Adesso AKP-220B, Magicforce 68

Offline gar0t0

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Re: Opinion on simple kit
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 22 April 2021, 21:49:49 »
TK0
Thanks man.
I'll join this discord server