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Offline mkarlsson

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[GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #350 on: Sat, 08 December 2018, 18:56:09 »
No jacky, thank you. Seriously. I have a lot of boards, and the S7 became my absolute favorite. It's a masterpiece in my opinion. I hope you run more GBs in the future, can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Best,
Felipe "MrKeebs"

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Offline _ODIN_

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #351 on: Sun, 09 December 2018, 03:13:19 »
No jacky, thank you. Seriously. I have a lot of boards, and the S7 became my absolute favorite. It's a masterpiece in my opinion. I hope you run more GBs in the future, can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Best,
Felipe "MrKeebs"

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Offline fer.real

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Start shipping ,pm me on discord )
« Reply #352 on: Mon, 10 December 2018, 19:26:59 »
Still leave a spot for S7
mao with block.
pc plate
pvd gold brass weight
if someone want get pm me .
thanks

I joined the club!  I'm so grateful that was able to pick up an extra from Jacky. I just took it out of the box and it is every bit as good as I had hoped.

Now I just have to find a set of keycaps for it.  MAO is a little greyer than I expected, does anyone have any suggestions?

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Offline Starius

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Start shipping ,pm me on discord )
« Reply #353 on: Mon, 10 December 2018, 20:13:57 »
Still leave a spot for S7
mao with block.
pc plate
pvd gold brass weight
if someone want get pm me .
thanks

I joined the club!  I'm so grateful that was able to pick up an extra from Jacky. I just took it out of the box and it is every bit as good as I had hoped.

Now I just have to find a set of keycaps for it.  MAO is a little greyer than I expected, does anyone have any suggestions?

(Attachment Link)

What a beauty! Welcome to the S7 club! 

As for keycaps, do you have a preference for the profile?

Offline fer.real

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #354 on: Mon, 10 December 2018, 21:16:46 »
I think a board like this needs SA profile to really bring out it's retro features.  MAO is a light and grey, I'd like to find something that goes well with that.  Unfortunately, most of my SA caps are very dark.  I saw the pictures of SA Lime and that looked fantastic.

Offline Starius

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« Reply #355 on: Mon, 10 December 2018, 21:29:22 »
I think a board like this needs SA profile to really bring out it's retro features.  MAO is a light and grey, I'd like to find something that goes well with that.  Unfortunately, most of my SA caps are very dark.  I saw the pictures of SA Lime and that looked fantastic.

I'll be going with a SA set myself in the end, but you might want to consider MT3 for this board too.  (Inspired by the old Beamspring caps.) They feel great to type on.

Godspeed MT3 is currently running on Massdrop.  But dev/tty MT3, which was the first MT3 set, might also go well too. 

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #356 on: Tue, 11 December 2018, 16:34:16 »
I was thinking about that.  It's going to be a long wait until July.

Offline mkarlsson

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #357 on: Tue, 11 December 2018, 16:40:29 »
I used lime, looks great. Godspeed could be another option. And whenever KAT Alpha ships  it can be another candidate.

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #358 on: Wed, 12 December 2018, 18:52:04 »
I used lime, looks great. Godspeed could be another option. And whenever KAT Alpha ships  it can be another candidate.

I saw your photos of MAO with lime, it does look beautiful.  I don't want to bite your style and make your board less unique, though :)

I'm in for MT3 Godspeed.  I'll be here watching the clock until July.

Offline Starius

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« Reply #359 on: Wed, 12 December 2018, 20:11:06 »
I used lime, looks great. Godspeed could be another option. And whenever KAT Alpha ships  it can be another candidate.

I saw your photos of MAO with lime, it does look beautiful.  I don't want to bite your style and make your board less unique, though :)

I'm in for MT3 Godspeed.  I'll be here watching the clock until July.

I expect it will be worth the wait.  I bet that set will look and feel fantastic on the S7. 
The only reason why I'm not considering using it myself on the S7 is because I have a Burnt Orange and MAO white Modern Dasher D60 board coming that I want to put the MT3 Ares Godspeed caps on.

What switches are you thinking of using on the S7, have you decided?

Offline fer.real

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #360 on: Wed, 12 December 2018, 20:51:35 »
I'm going with Box Jades, I like a good click.  I manually shaved the stems with an X-Acto, that took a while.

Orange and Ares is going look good together.  If like to see some pics of that.

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #361 on: Tue, 18 December 2018, 12:42:57 »
Super bummed I missed out on this amazing board.

If anyone is willing to offload one (especially gray or silver) let me know!
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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #362 on: Tue, 18 December 2018, 12:56:54 »
Super bummed I missed out on this amazing board.

If anyone is willing to offload one (especially gray or silver) let me know!
I saw one on mm today

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #363 on: Tue, 18 December 2018, 13:28:02 »
Super bummed I missed out on this amazing board.

If anyone is willing to offload one (especially gray or silver) let me know!
I saw one on mm today

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Thanks. I would totally grab it, but I'm really debating on the finish. Purple isn't really my thing.
I'm looking up powdercoat services in my area, but would greatly like to avoid this and buy an S7 that's already grayscale, neutral, or natural (greens, browns, beige) in color.
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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #364 on: Tue, 18 December 2018, 16:29:08 »
Super bummed I missed out on this amazing board.

If anyone is willing to offload one (especially gray or silver) let me know!

I think I have the only silver S7...at least from reading the spreadsheet.   :cool:

Offline Starius

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #365 on: Tue, 18 December 2018, 17:55:08 »
And being such a limited run, I can't imagine a significant amount ever showing up on the 2nd hand market...

Offline KaosJ

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #366 on: Wed, 19 December 2018, 15:55:23 »
And being such a limited run, I can't imagine a significant amount ever showing up on the 2nd hand market...

Saw at least 3-4 recently and i don't check markets often these days.

The last one i saw was sold for $400 shipped (purple color) with brass
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Offline Starius

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #367 on: Thu, 20 December 2018, 06:49:36 »
And being such a limited run, I can't imagine a significant amount ever showing up on the 2nd hand market...

Saw at least 3-4 recently and i don't check markets often these days.

The last one i saw was sold for $400 shipped (purple color) with brass

I'm rather surprised to hear that, honestly. Thats a lot of money to throw around for something one doesn't intend to keep. But life brings people reasons, I well know.

Offline mkarlsson

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #368 on: Thu, 20 December 2018, 15:18:40 »
Couple more pictures I took today



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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #369 on: Thu, 20 December 2018, 15:48:01 »
That looks great!

Offline Starius

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #370 on: Thu, 20 December 2018, 16:49:12 »
That's a timeless looking board Mkarlsson. 
I'm glad you've shared pics of it.  For all the talk I hear of MAO, I don't often see a lot of examples. I imagine it might be a bit tricky to photograph too.  So it's nice to see here.

Are you thinking of getting a matching USB cable for it too?

Offline mkarlsson

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #371 on: Fri, 21 December 2018, 16:11:46 »
Thanks a lot guys!

About the usb cable, I was trying to solder this thing the other day but I wasnít able



Didnít try very hard so I will give it another chance. If not I will wait for the donutcables GB to ship.

Black cable will give a full retro look to the board I would say...

Offline _ODIN_

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #372 on: Fri, 21 December 2018, 16:53:10 »
If someone is willing to sell his/ her extra PCB I would be very interested.

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #373 on: Tue, 15 January 2019, 23:05:57 »
Finally got my space cadet in to complete the build. Thanks again! This board is going to be hard to beat.

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« Reply #374 on: Mon, 28 January 2019, 01:13:30 »
Absolute unit

Offline TieuNgu

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« Reply #375 on: Thu, 31 January 2019, 00:12:22 »
Quick question: I was trying to build my s7. While testing the PCB with a pair of tweezers, it seems that the top row (Esc row) cannot receive signal. The rest of the PCB works fine. Is this normal? Just want to make sure before I start soldering.


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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #377 on: Tue, 19 February 2019, 21:34:17 »
Are there any chances for Round 2? :)
Considering this cost Jacky a lot of additional money, no.
I long for the day when I find a beamspring. (At a not insane price)


Offline ihalatch

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #379 on: Fri, 22 February 2019, 10:13:34 »
Are there any chances for Round 2? :)
Considering this cost Jacky a lot of additional money, no.

You will not believe how many people are desperately trying to buy one. I for once am ready to pay extra if R2 is offered some day.

Offline InvidiousIgnoramus

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« Reply #380 on: Fri, 22 February 2019, 13:13:56 »
Are there any chances for Round 2? :)
Considering this cost Jacky a lot of additional money, no.

You will not believe how many people are desperately trying to buy one. I for once am ready to pay extra if R2 is offered some day.
Looks like I bought myself a serious investment.
I long for the day when I find a beamspring. (At a not insane price)

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #381 on: Sun, 17 March 2019, 20:59:05 »
I just start playing with the S7.  How do you put the board into bootloader mode so I can use the QMK configurator online?  Thanks!

Offline TunnaTown

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #382 on: Mon, 29 April 2019, 12:09:33 »
I just start playing with the S7.  How do you put the board into bootloader mode so I can use the QMK configurator online?  Thanks!

Either short the reset pins on the PCB or if you've already flashed the default QMK keymap, there is a RESET button on the FN layer.

Offline jacky

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #383 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 08:45:26 »
hello everyone jacky was back
 :thumb:

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #384 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 08:55:37 »
hello everyone jacky was back
 :thumb:

Welcome back!  :)

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« Reply #385 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 09:22:44 »
hello everyone jacky was back
 :thumb:

Welcome.  :)

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« Reply #386 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 11:59:59 »
Glad to have you back, jacky.  Are you coming up with a new design for your next GB?   :cool:

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #387 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 12:02:31 »
Welcome back : )

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Offline mkarlsson

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #388 on: Wed, 22 May 2019, 15:09:52 »
hello everyone jacky was back
 :thumb:

Welcome back!

Any new project in mind?


Offline jacky

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #390 on: Thu, 23 May 2019, 08:09:20 »
Yeaaa  thanks everyone so friendly

the next board may do the 65% layout but still sort the idea

any suggestion? :thumb:
« Last Edit: Thu, 23 May 2019, 08:11:28 by jacky »

Offline Dumblescore

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #391 on: Thu, 23 May 2019, 08:18:57 »
96 key!  Or a double 1800!  Something with enough keys to permanently replace my work keyboard

Offline cyyz

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #392 on: Thu, 23 May 2019, 09:05:26 »
A CP layout in the shape of the Elephant would be amazing.

Offline mkarlsson

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #393 on: Thu, 23 May 2019, 12:04:58 »
I vote for a retro looking TKL. An S7 TKL could be an option...

Offline Starius

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« Reply #394 on: Thu, 23 May 2019, 13:20:15 »
I vote for a retro looking TKL. An S7 TKL could be an option...

I like this idea.
I also kinda like the idea of maybe 2 rows of function/macro keys on the left side. 

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #395 on: Thu, 23 May 2019, 14:35:54 »
I would like to see a 1800 Mini layout.

Like the following for example:
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Offline mgsickler

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #396 on: Thu, 23 May 2019, 19:37:31 »
I would like to see a 1800 Mini layout.

Like the following for example:
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I would be down for that... That would be one big board if made in the same style

Offline jacky

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Re: [GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #397 on: Thu, 23 May 2019, 19:44:14 »
Yes,the elephant shape only belong to S7 :D

other boards wont have this shape .

Offline mkarlsson

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[GB] S7-Elephant 70% custom keyboard!(Group buy finished )
« Reply #398 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 09:39:17 »
Yes,the elephant shape only belong to S7 :D

other boards wont have this shape .

Time ago I did a draft of a retro tkl based off a vt100 terminal keyboard.



With the top insert as an independent part so it could be customized in different colors or materials



No S7 shape
« Last Edit: Fri, 24 May 2019, 09:40:49 by mkarlsson »

Offline InvidiousIgnoramus

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« Reply #399 on: Fri, 24 May 2019, 15:27:43 »
hello everyone jacky was back
 :thumb:
Oh hi Jacky, long time no see! My Elephant finally got built, haha. I decided to send it to someone so other people could see it put together. https://youtu.be/8wvLBOqVXiQ
I long for the day when I find a beamspring. (At a not insane price)