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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION)
« Reply #550 on: Tue, 23 February 2016, 20:24:28 »
IT TOOK A REALLY LONG TIME BUT FIRST CASES ARE GOING OUT TOMORROW PRAISE THE LORD
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION)
« Reply #551 on: Tue, 23 February 2016, 20:50:22 »
IT TOOK A REALLY LONG TIME BUT FIRST CASES ARE GOING OUT TOMORROW PRAISE THE LORD

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION)
« Reply #552 on: Tue, 23 February 2016, 21:18:56 »
IT TOOK A REALLY LONG TIME BUT FIRST CASES ARE GOING OUT TOMORROW PRAISE THE LORD

Great job dude.

Can't wait to get building once mine arrives, all in due time  :thumb:

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« Reply #553 on: Tue, 23 February 2016, 21:19:31 »
Everyone, please take build pictures! :)
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION)
« Reply #554 on: Tue, 23 February 2016, 21:39:51 »
And here are some quick shots of the full cases. I'll work to get some prettier shots once I get the second round of cases


Oh yeah baby! As pretty as I was expecting it to be! When you'll have the time for the prettier shots, do you mind taking some profile pictures with the middle piece as well please? So far it seems to give pretty much the same look as if it was a frosty polycarb middle piece IMO which is awesome! :D


Did they give you an ETA for the second round of cases btw?


Thanks again Hwood!


P.S: I wonder how much does it weigh as well.

Yeah, the waterjetting seems to have given it sort of a frosted look. I'm just waiting til the first set of people get their cases and confirm that everything is perfect before making the last batch.

And I totally forgot to weigh, guess either someone here can do it or I will if no one does by the time I get the next cases

Will do if I'm on the first batch! I think I like the frosted look more from what I see of it.

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION)
« Reply #555 on: Wed, 24 February 2016, 08:27:30 »
IT TOOK A REALLY LONG TIME BUT FIRST CASES ARE GOING OUT TOMORROW PRAISE THE LORD


Oh yes! Now wait & see! :D

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION/SHIPPING)
« Reply #556 on: Wed, 24 February 2016, 13:40:11 »
All packages shipped out today. Not to get ahead of myself, but I'm looking into another interesting CF project
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION/SHIPPING)
« Reply #557 on: Wed, 24 February 2016, 15:06:39 »
All packages shipped out today. Not to get ahead of myself, but I'm looking into another interesting CF project

The same case, but for 40% keyboards? :3 I have been wanting a case for my hypermicro

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION/SHIPPING)
« Reply #558 on: Wed, 24 February 2016, 15:07:21 »
All packages shipped out today. Not to get ahead of myself, but I'm looking into another interesting CF project

The same case, but for 40% keyboards? :3 I have been wanting a case for my hypermicro

That is definitely an interesting idea, not sure what sort of market there is for that though :p
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION/SHIPPING)
« Reply #559 on: Wed, 24 February 2016, 15:16:34 »
well there is, the pcb has the same mounting holes as the jd40 and other similar 40% boards i think :p but regardless, would it be possible to do a one off during the production of your next batch or would it cost too much?

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« Reply #560 on: Wed, 24 February 2016, 16:16:22 »
well there is, the pcb has the same mounting holes as the jd40 and other similar 40% boards i thinkbut regardless, would it be possible to do a one off during the production of your next batch or would it cost too much?
My guess would be that it would cost too much for you as it would be a unique run hence unique machine/tooling configuration and so on.

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION/SHIPPING)
« Reply #561 on: Wed, 24 February 2016, 16:30:24 »
well there is, the pcb has the same mounting holes as the jd40 and other similar 40% boards i thinkbut regardless, would it be possible to do a one off during the production of your next batch or would it cost too much?
My guess would be that it would cost too much for you as it would be a unique run hence unique machine/tooling configuration and so on.

Well actually, now that I think about it, waterjetting probably wouldn't be near as subject to MOQ as CNC or something similar. I'll ask the place if someone could get me the CAD files for it

And what I meant originally is that I don't think there would be much demand for 40% cases at all, since this buy only had 35 orders and 60% is a pretty popular layout.
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION/SHIPPING)
« Reply #562 on: Wed, 24 February 2016, 16:33:06 »
well yeah, but there is a lot more offering for 60% cases in the market right now, as for 40% that is not the case (lol)

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION/SHIPPING)
« Reply #563 on: Wed, 24 February 2016, 16:42:25 »
well yeah, but there is a lot more offering for 60% cases in the market right now, as for 40% that is not the case (lol)

That's also true. I'll look into the case :thumb:
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION/SHIPPING)
« Reply #564 on: Wed, 24 February 2016, 17:40:09 »
awesome! thank you ;)

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« Reply #565 on: Wed, 24 February 2016, 21:18:20 »
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION/SHIPPING)
« Reply #566 on: Wed, 24 February 2016, 22:15:02 »
Is there a list of who's getting shipped in which batch?

First 6 people will already know, then there's just one more round that will get everyone
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION/SHIPPING)
« Reply #567 on: Thu, 25 February 2016, 14:17:25 »
Mine arrives tomorrow. I'll be sure to post pics!

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION/SHIPPING)
« Reply #568 on: Thu, 25 February 2016, 14:34:35 »
Mine arrives tomorrow. I'll be sure to post pics!

Same, but I probably won't be able to post pics as I'm going out of town
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION/SHIPPING)
« Reply #569 on: Thu, 25 February 2016, 16:24:54 »
Mine arrives tomorrow. I'll be sure to post pics!
Hehe looking forward to see these nice pictures! Mine should be here in a week or 2 I guess. It gives me time to learn to solder. :D

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION/SHIPPING)
« Reply #570 on: Fri, 26 February 2016, 20:52:34 »
Got mine today. Everything was packed securely and arrived undamaged.



Here are the weights of the individual pieces:

Top Plate


Smoked Spacer


Bottom Plate (there are some marks on the unfinished side; I might be able to wash them off)


Hardware


I'll do a more detailed examination tomorrow morning but my initial impression is good.

Thanks Hwood for all your hard work on this!  I think everyone will be happy with them.
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION/SHIPPING)
« Reply #571 on: Fri, 26 February 2016, 20:59:43 »
By the way the stock plastic case weighs 132g, and the Ti plate weighs 107g.  I weighed those last year in this post: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=54825.msg1727946#msg1727946
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION/SHIPPING)
« Reply #572 on: Sat, 27 February 2016, 08:29:37 »
Hwood I have some questions, sent you a PM.
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« Reply #573 on: Sat, 27 February 2016, 13:31:35 »
Got mine today. Everything was packed securely and arrived undamaged.

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Here are the weights of the individual pieces:

Top Plate
Show Image


Smoked Spacer
Show Image


Bottom Plate (there are some marks on the unfinished side; I might be able to wash them off)
Show Image


Hardware
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I'll do a more detailed examination tomorrow morning but my initial impression is good.

Thanks Hwood for all your hard work on this!  I think everyone will be happy with them.


It is going to be some real light keyboard! Might need to use good pads on the back for it not to slide on the desk though. What do you guys think?

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION/SHIPPING)
« Reply #574 on: Sat, 27 February 2016, 13:45:34 »
Yeah. Pads would be good.

Another thing to consider is noise since CF is loud! We need a sound clip if one of you guys can do one.
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« Reply #575 on: Sat, 27 February 2016, 13:51:16 »
Sorbothane feet or something of the like would be good.

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (PRODUCTION/SHIPPING)
« Reply #576 on: Sat, 27 February 2016, 14:44:48 »
Well, if anyone feels confident enough with CAD drawing to draw up a new top plate (maybe just add to Swills plate) have at it. Dr. Hubble obviously can't.

Honestly don't know why I trusted him enough not to at least have an acrylic proto done first.
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (WELP)
« Reply #577 on: Sat, 27 February 2016, 15:09:02 »

Well, if anyone feels confident enough with CAD drawing to draw up a new top plate (maybe just add to Swills plate) have at it. Dr. Hubble obviously can't.

Honestly don't know why I trusted him enough not to at least have an acrylic proto done first.

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« Reply #578 on: Sat, 27 February 2016, 19:50:28 »
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (WELP)
« Reply #579 on: Sat, 27 February 2016, 22:58:38 »
If anyone was planning on doing some custom handwiring thing with this, please PM me
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« Reply #580 on: Mon, 29 February 2016, 03:14:57 »
If anyone was planning on doing some custom handwiring thing with this, please PM me


Does the problem only concern people for handwiring?


Yeah. Pads would be good.

Another thing to consider is noise since CF is loud! We need a sound clip if one of you guys can do one.


What is a sound clip? Do you have a link to share? 

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (WELP)
« Reply #581 on: Mon, 29 February 2016, 10:34:49 »
I'm a little confused. Is this still on its way to production or have more issues been found which need correcting?
          
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« Reply #582 on: Mon, 29 February 2016, 10:52:28 »

I'm a little confused. Is this still on its way to production or have more issues been found which need correcting?

When I started to assemble my case there were some issues with the design, issues in the original spacing that was done by DrHubble. We Skyped about it and agree that it is a major issue.

So now Hwood is working to get the design fixed.  This is not his fault; he was relying on a well-known designer's expertise. We can all be extra encouraging to him as he's got extra work now to get this fixed, plus the issue of 6(?)x cases produced that are now useless for anything other than handwiring.
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (WELP)
« Reply #583 on: Mon, 29 February 2016, 10:53:47 »
I'm a little confused. Is this still on its way to production or have more issues been found which need correcting?

The switch holes were incorrectly spaced by the person who designed the standard layout (the happy was done in part by someone else, so it might be fine). From what heedpants has told me, the keycaps still fit fine, so if someone wants to simply handwire the case, they can.
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« Reply #584 on: Mon, 29 February 2016, 10:59:31 »

I'm a little confused. Is this still on its way to production or have more issues been found which need correcting?

When I started to assemble my case there were some issues with the design, issues in the original spacing that was done by DrHubble. We Skyped about it and agree that it is a major issue.

So now Hwood is working to get the design fixed.  This is not his fault; he was relying on a well-known designer's expertise. We can all be extra encouraging to him as he's got extra work now to get this fixed, plus the issue of 6(?)x cases produced that are now useless for anything other than handwiring.


Damn that sucks hard. I thought the GB was done. Do we need to redo the whole case or just the top plate? I guess this means money has been wasted for the 6 first cases. You did good Hwood by not producing all the cases at once! Poor Hwood, I bet you were happy that it was finally coming to an end ... That's a pity you can't rely on someone to do the job properly (talking about the designer not Hwood).

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (WELP)
« Reply #585 on: Mon, 29 February 2016, 11:03:23 »

I'm a little confused. Is this still on its way to production or have more issues been found which need correcting?

When I started to assemble my case there were some issues with the design, issues in the original spacing that was done by DrHubble. We Skyped about it and agree that it is a major issue.

So now Hwood is working to get the design fixed.  This is not his fault; he was relying on a well-known designer's expertise. We can all be extra encouraging to him as he's got extra work now to get this fixed, plus the issue of 6(?)x cases produced that are now useless for anything other than handwiring.


Damn that sucks hard. I thought the GB was done. Do we need to redo the whole case or just the top plate? I guess this means money has been wasted for the 6 first cases. You did good Hwood by not producing all the cases at once! Poor Hwood, I bet you were happy that it was finally coming to an end ... That's a pity you can't rely on someone to do the job properly (talking about the designer not Hwood).

Well, I haven't heard about problems from people who ordered the happy cases, so I'm not sure there's a problem there. I think if we redesign it right I'll only have to replace the top plate.


still sucks though.
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« Reply #586 on: Mon, 29 February 2016, 11:08:57 »

I'm a little confused. Is this still on its way to production or have more issues been found which need correcting?

When I started to assemble my case there were some issues with the design, issues in the original spacing that was done by DrHubble. We Skyped about it and agree that it is a major issue.

So now Hwood is working to get the design fixed.  This is not his fault; he was relying on a well-known designer's expertise. We can all be extra encouraging to him as he's got extra work now to get this fixed, plus the issue of 6(?)x cases produced that are now useless for anything other than handwiring.


Damn that sucks hard. I thought the GB was done. Do we need to redo the whole case or just the top plate? I guess this means money has been wasted for the 6 first cases. You did good Hwood by not producing all the cases at once! Poor Hwood, I bet you were happy that it was finally coming to an end ... That's a pity you can't rely on someone to do the job properly (talking about the designer not Hwood).

Well, I haven't heard about problems from people who ordered the happy cases, so I'm not sure there's a problem there. I think if we redesign it right I'll only have to replace the top plate.


still sucks though.


Well mine (HAPPY designed) should arrived soon so I could test for you if you want. How much does a top plate cost?


Which sucks even more is that it should be neither you nor us to take the financial-toll for the redo.

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (WELP)
« Reply #587 on: Mon, 29 February 2016, 11:16:26 »

I'm a little confused. Is this still on its way to production or have more issues been found which need correcting?

When I started to assemble my case there were some issues with the design, issues in the original spacing that was done by DrHubble. We Skyped about it and agree that it is a major issue.

So now Hwood is working to get the design fixed.  This is not his fault; he was relying on a well-known designer's expertise. We can all be extra encouraging to him as he's got extra work now to get this fixed, plus the issue of 6(?)x cases produced that are now useless for anything other than handwiring.


Damn that sucks hard. I thought the GB was done. Do we need to redo the whole case or just the top plate? I guess this means money has been wasted for the 6 first cases. You did good Hwood by not producing all the cases at once! Poor Hwood, I bet you were happy that it was finally coming to an end ... That's a pity you can't rely on someone to do the job properly (talking about the designer not Hwood).

Well, I haven't heard about problems from people who ordered the happy cases, so I'm not sure there's a problem there. I think if we redesign it right I'll only have to replace the top plate.


still sucks though.


Well mine (HAPPY designed) should arrived soon so I could test for you if you want. How much does a top plate cost?


Which sucks even more is that it should be neither you nor us to take the financial-toll for the redo.

The top plate I'm guessing is probably two thirds of the cost.
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (WELP)
« Reply #588 on: Mon, 29 February 2016, 11:38:46 »

I'm a little confused. Is this still on its way to production or have more issues been found which need correcting?

When I started to assemble my case there were some issues with the design, issues in the original spacing that was done by DrHubble. We Skyped about it and agree that it is a major issue.

So now Hwood is working to get the design fixed.  This is not his fault; he was relying on a well-known designer's expertise. We can all be extra encouraging to him as he's got extra work now to get this fixed, plus the issue of 6(?)x cases produced that are now useless for anything other than handwiring.


Damn that sucks hard. I thought the GB was done. Do we need to redo the whole case or just the top plate? I guess this means money has been wasted for the 6 first cases. You did good Hwood by not producing all the cases at once! Poor Hwood, I bet you were happy that it was finally coming to an end ... That's a pity you can't rely on someone to do the job properly (talking about the designer not Hwood).

Well, I haven't heard about problems from people who ordered the happy cases, so I'm not sure there's a problem there. I think if we redesign it right I'll only have to replace the top plate.


still sucks though.


Well mine (HAPPY designed) should arrived soon so I could test for you if you want. How much does a top plate cost?


Which sucks even more is that it should be neither you nor us to take the financial-toll for the redo.

The top plate I'm guessing is probably two thirds of the cost.


Outch! I hope there will be no problem on the Happy version then. :D

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (WELP)
« Reply #589 on: Mon, 29 February 2016, 11:48:43 »

I'm a little confused. Is this still on its way to production or have more issues been found which need correcting?

When I started to assemble my case there were some issues with the design, issues in the original spacing that was done by DrHubble. We Skyped about it and agree that it is a major issue.

So now Hwood is working to get the design fixed.  This is not his fault; he was relying on a well-known designer's expertise. We can all be extra encouraging to him as he's got extra work now to get this fixed, plus the issue of 6(?)x cases produced that are now useless for anything other than handwiring.


Damn that sucks hard. I thought the GB was done. Do we need to redo the whole case or just the top plate? I guess this means money has been wasted for the 6 first cases. You did good Hwood by not producing all the cases at once! Poor Hwood, I bet you were happy that it was finally coming to an end ... That's a pity you can't rely on someone to do the job properly (talking about the designer not Hwood).

Well, I haven't heard about problems from people who ordered the happy cases, so I'm not sure there's a problem there. I think if we redesign it right I'll only have to replace the top plate.


still sucks though.


Well mine (HAPPY designed) should arrived soon so I could test for you if you want. How much does a top plate cost?


Which sucks even more is that it should be neither you nor us to take the financial-toll for the redo.

The top plate I'm guessing is probably two thirds of the cost.

Correct because that's what takes all of the cutting time
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD BOYS)
« Reply #590 on: Mon, 29 February 2016, 12:34:01 »
Would the incorrect cases that require hand wiring be available for purchase to help recoup some cost?

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD BOYS)
« Reply #591 on: Mon, 29 February 2016, 13:27:33 »
Would the incorrect cases that require hand wiring be available for purchase to help recoup some cost?

Well if they are I would assume it's not going to be the whole case. It's only the top plate that is incorrectly spec'd.

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD BOYS)
« Reply #592 on: Mon, 29 February 2016, 13:52:21 »
Would the incorrect cases that require hand wiring be available for purchase to help recoup some cost?

If you would like and if hwood agrees, you can pay him for a case, I can ship you the incorrectly cut one, and he can just ship me a corrected one when there is one available.
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD BOYS)
« Reply #593 on: Mon, 29 February 2016, 16:39:13 »
Would the incorrect cases that require hand wiring be available for purchase to help recoup some cost?

If you would like and if hwood agrees, you can pay him for a case, I can ship you the incorrectly cut one, and he can just ship me a corrected one when there is one available.

Yep, this is what I was planning to do. I'm not sure that I'd find six people for it, but I'd like to sell as many as I could to recoup the costs
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD BOYS)
« Reply #594 on: Mon, 29 February 2016, 16:59:35 »
Would the incorrect cases that require hand wiring be available for purchase to help recoup some cost?

If you would like and if hwood agrees, you can pay him for a case, I can ship you the incorrectly cut one, and he can just ship me a corrected one when there is one available.

Yep, this is what I was planning to do. I'm not sure that I'd find six people for it, but I'd like to sell as many as I could to recoup the costs

Awesome, sounds like a plan! Also, ridiculously impressed with how it came out. Absolutely beautiful.
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD BOYS)
« Reply #595 on: Tue, 01 March 2016, 09:40:15 »
For someone who has a case, can you test to make sure that the keycaps aren't affected by the spacing problems?
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD BOYS)
« Reply #596 on: Tue, 01 March 2016, 18:01:03 »
Been crazy busy, but I took some photos of the case and posted them on Flickr. I haven't built up the board yet, but I did put it together with the bolts that I have.

First Impressions
  • There are some bubbles/imperfections/scratches in the epoxy on both the top and bottom plates. These might be able to be buffed out?
  • There was some dirt on the inside of the bottom plate, but windex cleaned it up nicely.
  • There might be a flaw in the middle layer. The gap where the USB plug is doesn't secure at the end, so it appears to flare outward. This might change once there is a board in the case, but I don't see how.
  • The only bolts provided are for the four inside mount points. What are we suppose to use for the four outside corners?

I'll try and get some switches and key caps on the top plate at least to test the fit and report back when I can.

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD BOYS)
« Reply #597 on: Tue, 01 March 2016, 19:56:17 »
Been crazy busy, but I took some photos of the case and posted them on Flickr. I haven't built up the board yet, but I did put it together with the bolts that I have.

First Impressions
  • There are some bubbles/imperfections/scratches in the epoxy on both the top and bottom plates. These might be able to be buffed out?
  • There was some dirt on the inside of the bottom plate, but windex cleaned it up nicely.
  • There might be a flaw in the middle layer. The gap where the USB plug is doesn't secure at the end, so it appears to flare outward. This might change once there is a board in the case, but I don't see how.
  • The only bolts provided are for the four inside mount points. What are we suppose to use for the four outside corners?

I'll try and get some switches and key caps on the top plate at least to test the fit and report back when I can.

Thanks for the pictures. Fingers crossed the happy plate lines up well with a pcb.

I am loving the color of the acrylic body  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD BOYS)
« Reply #598 on: Tue, 01 March 2016, 22:19:50 »
Been crazy busy, but I took some photos of the case and posted them on Flickr. I haven't built up the board yet, but I did put it together with the bolts that I have.

First Impressions
  • There are some bubbles/imperfections/scratches in the epoxy on both the top and bottom plates. These might be able to be buffed out?
  • There was some dirt on the inside of the bottom plate, but windex cleaned it up nicely.
  • There might be a flaw in the middle layer. The gap where the USB plug is doesn't secure at the end, so it appears to flare outward. This might change once there is a board in the case, but I don't see how.
  • The only bolts provided are for the four inside mount points. What are we suppose to use for the four outside corners?

I'll try and get some switches and key caps on the top plate at least to test the fit and report back when I can.

With the middle layer, when the case is totally secured, it should hold itself in line with the case. It's not the best solution, and now that part of the board is being changed anyway, it's possible that gets revised as well. I somehow screwed up counting the screws and standoffs. I'm ordering more, and all the first round people in addition to the second rounders will have screws for all 8 holes.
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Re: [GB] CF-LX: Carbon Fiber 60% Case (BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD BOYS)
« Reply #599 on: Wed, 02 March 2016, 00:14:54 »
Hey hwood,

Just wanted to say I continue to appreciate the communication. It sucks that stuff has gone wrong, but I love that things still feel like their moving.

Let me know if I can help. I have no skills in CAD or anything like that, but I wouldn't mind throwing a little extra money your way, if that would help.