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Title: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Fri, 31 October 2014, 19:59:03
~Octagon Group Buy~

(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/123/188/759/078732ca8e614fca04f815bd1b3e0906.jpg)

(http://cfile7.uf.tistory.com/image/273ACB42542F4EC20D2461)

ORDER HERE (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iphBqKDcc4hZEDgju0Lbi8aA2U0iINjgi8L_4SqVl80/viewform)  <---- Click here to order

Included in this set:
Aluminium housing (Aluminum 6061) in black, silver, blue-gray, or red
MX Reinforcement stainless steel plate (STS-304 1.5T)
PCB presoldered (resistors, diodes, smd leds, etc, but not switches)
Fixing bolts
Custom metal stickers

Info:
Case has an angle of 11 degrees.
Stainless Steel plate for more rigidity than aluminium.
Full keymapping
12 macro settings
Supports MX switches
Full LED and RGB SMD LED compatible.  17 RGB SMD LEDs are included!
Switches and stabilizers are not included (Requires Cherry PCB stabilizers)
Supports centred caps lock or stepped caps lock.
Acrylic accessories are not included and not for sale.


More information on this :


Price:
Set: $295 USD


Shipping

Shipping will be from South Korea with EMS.  Shipping cost will depend on your location.  Each set weighs about 2.5 kg with packaging. Click here to check your zone (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=53348.msg1191127#msg1191127) and Click here to check their prices in Korean Won (http://www.koreapost.go.kr/eng/sub/subpage.jsp?contId=e1020300)

Notes

- Deadline for payment is December 1, 2014.
- Order ONLY if you can pay the invoice by the deadline.
- There will be no extras for sale after this group buy is closed, so please put your order in before it's too late ;)
- I will send invoices through Paypal to everyone, so you need a verified Paypal account to receive and pay. Also please check the information carefully before submitting your order. There will be Paypal fees added to the price.
- If you want to make changes to your order, please send me a PM.
- I can only guarantee damages for 7 days from the day you receive the items.

ORDER HERE (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iphBqKDcc4hZEDgju0Lbi8aA2U0iINjgi8L_4SqVl80/viewform)  <---- Click here to order

Check your order here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-vxgQLNZY_rUoBRevfYOynOycvSpctOmS2SJDZuJd5A/pubhtml?gid=1468327763&single=true


Title: Re: [GB] Octagon Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Fri, 31 October 2014, 20:00:34
reserved
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: LechnerDE on Sat, 01 November 2014, 01:42:18
So tempting  :eek:

Not sure if I have the money for this right now.

Are orders limited like in the Lightsaver V2 GB or will there be as many available as needed?
Title: _
Post by: moogle on Sat, 01 November 2014, 01:44:38
_
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Sat, 01 November 2014, 01:45:15
-Opens wallet-


Question: Are the SMD LEDs pre-soldered?

Question 2: What colour will the stickers be? (Will have to see if it clashes with the anodizing. :P Same dark gray-ish colour with white letters?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: nikron on Sat, 01 November 2014, 02:01:03
This looks really sweet, do you know if the source for programming the keyboard is available?  Or if there is a linux version for the software
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Heliosphere on Sat, 01 November 2014, 02:50:16
I really want to get this keyboard, but I'm already waiting on a sprit 75%. I wish I could cancel my sprit order and jump on this.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Elrick on Sat, 01 November 2014, 04:50:04
I jumped on this faster than a Fat Kid on Cake  8) .

Definitely want this, been needing a Duck done like this especially with the "Winkey, Winkeyless Mix" a brilliant layout.  It's like you're torn between having a Winkey then later slapping yourself for even thinking about it.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: WinterIsle on Sat, 01 November 2014, 05:35:25
-Opens wallet-


Question: Are the SMD LEDs pre-soldered?

Question 2: What colour will the stickers be? (Will have to see if it clashes with the anodizing. :P Same dark gray-ish colour with white letters?
Answer 1:
Quote
Included in this set:
Aluminium housing (Aluminum 6061) in black, silver, blue-gray, or red
MX Reinforcement steel plate (STS-304 1.5T)
PCB presoldered
Fixing bolts
Custom metal stickers

Answer 2: So far I only saw metalic silver stickers, perhaps other colors are available too. Not sure  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: appleonama on Sat, 01 November 2014, 05:55:26
Just blew money on 2 HHKB I'll find more before the deadline  :-X
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Elrick on Sat, 01 November 2014, 06:33:16
Included in this set:

MX Reinforcement steel plate (STS-304 1.5T)


Can you at least let us know if this is plain carbon steel which will corrode like hell or is it Stainless Steel which should last for centuries?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: TLSC.wipeOut on Sat, 01 November 2014, 06:43:37
oh me oh my...
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: taylordcraig on Sat, 01 November 2014, 07:05:52
Included in this set:

MX Reinforcement steel plate (STS-304 1.5T)


Can you at least let us know if this is plain carbon steel which will corrode like hell or is it Stainless Steel which should last for centuries?

I believe it's type 304 stainless steel.
Also, I'm in for a blue grey.  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Reckthor on Sat, 01 November 2014, 07:27:08
Does anyone have a photo of the Blue-Gray case?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: trizkut on Sat, 01 November 2014, 07:38:37
Does anyone have a photo of the Blue-Gray case?

From the viper/eagle thread: (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=61227.msg1519276#msg1519276)

(http://i.imgur.com/UiZISy9.jpg)

I think this lightsaver is also blue-grey: (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=35864.msg1514690#msg1514690)
(http://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=35864.0;attach=80673;image)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: DrHubblePhD on Sat, 01 November 2014, 08:03:16
Does anyone have a photo of the Blue-Gray case?

there is a photo within the additional photo tab that Elton provided, just open up the sub file called "octagon 75%"
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: DrHubblePhD on Sat, 01 November 2014, 08:09:02
Ordered! Do these get shipped in the order they were reserved?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Karura on Sat, 01 November 2014, 08:16:48
Hello, nice to see that the GB's up!

Since 75% keyboards are custom, I've always wondered on what people are thinking for the very RIGHT side of the keyboard.

Ignore improper keycap profile for now, what would you like to use in 1), 2), 3), 4)?

For me, I would definitely put a 1) Del, maybe 2) PgUp, 3) PgDn, not sure what for 4), since I like both Home and End.

Let's discuss the layout! I've made a picture for reference:
(http://i.imgur.com/z59UdwP.png)

Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: jameslr on Sat, 01 November 2014, 09:35:02
Out of curiosity...why is it called octagon? I get that viper and eagle are sort of random names but octagon seems even more random. Trapezoid would have made more sense (albeit a terrible name).
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: SpAmRaY on Sat, 01 November 2014, 09:37:13
Out of curiosity...why is it called octagon? I get that viper and eagle are sort of random names but octagon seems even more random. Trapezoid would have made more sense (albeit a terrible name).

By having the little area for the sticker it adds 4 more sides to make  total of 8.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: jameslr on Sat, 01 November 2014, 09:39:35
Ahh I see
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Sat, 01 November 2014, 09:45:08
Karuna, i'd definitely take out the Pause and Scroll Lock first, those are the most useless keys of all. gonna replace them with Del and another (haven't thought of anything yet but i'm sure i'll find a use for it). for the lower 4 buttons i'll keep them as Home/End, PgUp and PgDn. these navigation keys are immensely useful for switching between tabs and scrolling within browsers/documents.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: WinterIsle on Sat, 01 November 2014, 09:54:50
Hello, nice to see that the GB's up!

Since 75% keyboards are custom, I've always wondered on what people are thinking for the very RIGHT side of the keyboard.

Ignore improper keycap profile for now, what would you like to use in 1), 2), 3), 4)?

For me, I would definitely put a 1) Del, maybe 2) PgUp, 3) PgDn, not sure what for 4), since I like both Home and End.

Let's discuss the layout! I've made a picture for reference:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/z59UdwP.png)

Hmm, I also curious what's ppl gonna map their 75% too. If don't need arrow keys can map them as others too  :))
This is what I did on my 75%, FN2 just swap num and f row vice versa.
(http://puu.sh/cyS3D.png)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Noko on Sat, 01 November 2014, 09:55:45
Oh wow.. maybe I won't be getting that FC for my arrow-keyed needs.  Love the winkeyless setup.
Keeping tabs on this while I think about that wallet hit :o
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: cannonking on Sat, 01 November 2014, 12:22:33
What can we put on the metal sticker?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sat, 01 November 2014, 12:38:25
Oh no, my wallet.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sat, 01 November 2014, 12:40:18
Ignore improper keycap profile for now, what would you like to use in 1), 2), 3), 4)?

I use:
1 - Delete
2 - Home
3 - Page Up
4 - Page Down

Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tbc on Sat, 01 November 2014, 12:44:19
um....

why no acrylic accessories?  coming later or coming never?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: calavera on Sat, 01 November 2014, 12:46:48
So the original plans for alps switch support went out the window completely? Very disappointing.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: trizkut on Sat, 01 November 2014, 12:50:04
um....

why no acrylic accessories?  coming later or coming never?

It actually went on a few weeks ago:
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=61227.msg1481285#msg1481285


I don't know if elton plans on doing it again.  I guess we'll see after the first batch arrives.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: taylordcraig on Sat, 01 November 2014, 12:55:15
So the original plans for alps switch support went out the window completely? Very disappointing.

um....

why no acrylic accessories?  coming later or coming never?

It actually went on a few weeks ago:
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=61227.msg1481285#msg1481285


I don't know if elton plans on doing it again.  I guess we'll see after the first batch arrives.

I might have an extra 75% pair :)
I picked up a **** ton of acrylic from him.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Sat, 01 November 2014, 15:10:44
About the sticker; you can have up to 12 characters on it.  Not 100% sure if they will include them though.  If custom stickers aren't available, their logo may be on the sticker and will be included. That X symbol

They usually ship them together at once. 



Oh and it will come in only that one colour.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: exitfire401 on Sat, 01 November 2014, 15:11:57
About the sticker; you can have up to 12 characters on it.  Not 100% sure if they will include them though.  If custom stickers aren't available, their logo may be on the sticker and will be included. That X symbol

Will stickers be pre-applied? Or will they come on a separate sheet?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Sat, 01 November 2014, 15:12:38
About the sticker; you can have up to 12 characters on it.  Not 100% sure if they will include them though.  If custom stickers aren't available, their logo may be on the sticker and will be included. That X symbol

Will stickers be pre-applied? Or will they come on a separate sheet?

Separate sheets most like.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: cannonking on Sat, 01 November 2014, 15:31:35
About the sticker; you can have up to 12 characters on it.  Not 100% sure if they will include them though.  If custom stickers aren't available, their logo may be on the sticker and will be included. That X symbol

They usually ship them together at once. 



Oh and it will come in only that one colour.
No chance of having a custom symbol on the sticker? How about picking a font for the text?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: taylordcraig on Sat, 01 November 2014, 15:37:24
About the sticker; you can have up to 12 characters on it.  Not 100% sure if they will include them though.  If custom stickers aren't available, their logo may be on the sticker and will be included. That X symbol

They usually ship them together at once. 



Oh and it will come in only that one colour.
No chance of having a custom symbol on the sticker? How about picking a font for the text?

or providing an image in certain dimensions and file type/size
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: ComradeSniper on Sat, 01 November 2014, 16:01:41
So the original plans for alps switch support went out the window completely? Very disappointing.

Might be like the Viper/Eagle with which the PCB has alps support and there are files for the alps plate but it's not included...
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Sat, 01 November 2014, 16:05:41
I'll ask about the sticker thing.

There aren't any ALPs support at all on the PCB.  The reason is because of the 1.75x shift..
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: pasph on Sat, 01 November 2014, 17:20:12


There aren't any ALPs support at all on the PCB.  The reason is because of the 1.75x shift..

SP has it, see the Infinity kb...
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: calavera on Sat, 01 November 2014, 18:37:46
I'll ask about the sticker thing.

There aren't any ALPs support at all on the PCB.  The reason is because of the 1.75x shift..

Not that big a deal. Some old boards come with 1.75 double shot shift keys so you can source them. Somewhat rare I suppose. But that's beside the point.

If the PCB supported both MX and ALPS as originally planned, people could have mixed & matched switches. So you could have all alphas be ALPS and MX in mods..etc. Hell, even a single MX on the 1.75 shift would have been fine. I know this complicates things but that was the biggest selling point for me personally.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Fnzzy on Sat, 01 November 2014, 18:51:57
Wow, those Duck GBs are rolling out pretty fast. What's next? A 84 key TKL in the style of the Duckmini v2? :D
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: CPTBadAss on Sat, 01 November 2014, 18:57:53
Not that big a deal. Some old boards come with 1.75 double shot shift keys so you can source them. Somewhat rare I suppose. But that's beside the point.

If the PCB supported both MX and ALPS as originally planned, people could have mixed & matched switches. So you could have all alphas be ALPS and MX in mods..etc. Hell, even a single MX on the 1.75 shift would have been fine. I know this complicates things but that was the biggest selling point for me personally.

Agreed with you calavera. I've been eagerly awaiting a 75% Alps board for a while and was hoping Duck would deliver. Actually, it's been disappointing how Alps has been handled in these buys lately. The last time I asked about Alps support for the Viper/Eagle, it took three months for elton to answer my question on what Alps stabilizers the board would take. And that he had the files for the Alps plate. This meant that instead of saving for the sale, I missed out on the GB due to the lack of information.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Sat, 01 November 2014, 19:23:25
i'm sorry to hear that.

ALPs for Octagon was never been part of the original plan.  I suggested it to them and in the keyboard discussion thread, but it didn't go through. I'm still trying to persuade them now somehow..

the viper/eagle wasn't meant to have ALPs as well, but it was just easier for them to have it on (similar dwg from duck mini v2) hence no ALPs plate was offered to begin with.

For the alps dwg for Eagle/Viper, I asked tc to make me a dwg it took them a while to make it.  Either way that group buy was opened for a while..the last order was in early October I think.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Sat, 01 November 2014, 20:20:05
(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/023/800/32cbdc6de066a7385ac139f54a85975a.JPG)

With an acrylic material called "three acrylic" (direct korean translation?)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: pichu23 on Sat, 01 November 2014, 20:35:50
Wow, this looks really sick. I've set aside money for the NerD and now this appears. D;
Never used a 75% before. Damn. Decisions.  :-X
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Sat, 01 November 2014, 21:43:02
These will pretty much have the same type of color and anodized textures as the most recent duck releases won't they?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Sat, 01 November 2014, 21:53:39
These will pretty much have the same type of color and anodized textures as the most recent duck releases won't they?

Pretty much.  Same materials and anodizing process. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Sat, 01 November 2014, 22:04:29
They should offer hard Anodize even for extra charge :p will
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: DrHubblePhD on Sat, 01 November 2014, 22:04:40
So are the orders shipped in order they are received, and what is the expected shipping times on these?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Sat, 01 November 2014, 22:07:33
Takes around a week since its EMS. Chances are they will all ship together since that's what they did with the eagles and vipers aside for the late orders.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Sat, 01 November 2014, 22:11:50
They're shipped together usually.  Eagle/Viper group buy was a bit different as there were so many orders..

These will be ready to ship in about 3 months.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Sat, 01 November 2014, 22:22:14
So in 3 months they will be shipping to our locations unless we encounter any orobles during production?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: epzy on Sat, 01 November 2014, 22:30:59
So in 3 months they will be shipping to our locations unless we encounter any orobles during production?

are you spamrays child
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Heliosphere on Sat, 01 November 2014, 22:59:57
For ordering, should we specify the color in the comments?

The plate allows all 4 options, but will the circuit board layout differ between the options? (i.e. should we specify our desired option in the order?)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: DzyDzyDino on Sat, 01 November 2014, 23:07:46
They're shipped together usually.  Eagle/Viper group buy was a bit different as there were so many orders..

These will be ready to ship in about 3 months.

So collecting in December means shipping in March? I ask because I may be moving some time before then. Changing shipping address won't be a problem, right?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: DrHubblePhD on Sat, 01 November 2014, 23:08:17
Running pole, everyone is getting the grey blue right? :p
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Photekq on Sat, 01 November 2014, 23:17:17
This is awfully tempting.. :-X
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Heliosphere on Sat, 01 November 2014, 23:24:31
Running pole, everyone is getting the grey blue right? :p

I'm undecided between black and grey-blue.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Sat, 01 November 2014, 23:29:25
For ordering, should we specify the color in the comments?

The plate allows all 4 options, but will the circuit board layout differ between the options? (i.e. should we specify our desired option in the order?)

What colour? Only 4 colours are offered and it is in the order form.  ;)

The PCB and plate supports all layouts.  You choose which layout to configure when you solder your switches.

They're shipped together usually.  Eagle/Viper group buy was a bit different as there were so many orders..

These will be ready to ship in about 3 months.

So collecting in December means shipping in March? I ask because I may be moving some time before then. Changing shipping address won't be a problem, right?

3 months starting this week.  You can always PM me to change your address before they ship.  I will notify everyone by posting here when they are ready to ship.

So in 3 months they will be shipping to our locations unless we encounter any orobles during production?

Yes.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: taylordcraig on Sat, 01 November 2014, 23:44:25
I submitted blue-grey but I think I'm changing to red.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Sat, 01 November 2014, 23:47:37
Are you sure? PM me with full confidence.

Red isn't so popular.  In Viper/Eagle group buy there were around 80 orders and only 3-4 of them were red..well it is another choice and people love more choices.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: pasph on Sun, 02 November 2014, 05:48:34
Show Image
(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/023/800/32cbdc6de066a7385ac139f54a85975a.JPG)


With an acrylic material called "three acrylic" (direct korean translation?)

Posting this, knowing we can't get it, it's really evil  >:D
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: TLSC.wipeOut on Sun, 02 November 2014, 05:53:39
Submitted order for one blue-grey and one black =D
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Sun, 02 November 2014, 06:07:04
Show Image
(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/023/800/32cbdc6de066a7385ac139f54a85975a.JPG)


With an acrylic material called "three acrylic" (direct korean translation?)
damn
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Sun, 02 November 2014, 06:35:43
What is the status on our ordered inserts? That's pretty fast if it starts shipping in 3 months =)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swill on Sun, 02 November 2014, 07:21:31
I would be all over this if it didn't have such a huge angle on the case. Ski slope typing. :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 02 November 2014, 07:46:39

I would be all over this if it didn't have such a huge angle on the case. Ski slope typing. :)

We need keyboard hydraulics. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Sun, 02 November 2014, 07:57:34
I would be all over this if it didn't have such a huge angle on the case. Ski slope typing. :)
can't you just add the bump ons on the bottom part to lower it's angle?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Sun, 02 November 2014, 08:16:36
Show Image
(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/023/800/32cbdc6de066a7385ac139f54a85975a.JPG)


With an acrylic material called "three acrylic" (direct korean translation?)

Posting this, knowing we can't get it, it's really evil  >:D

I might do a run of these in the middle of this group buy if Duck allows.

More
(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/023/800/e34cc6736d01710e3b89502bf3f6cc11.JPG)
(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/023/800/339f03b1d7f13b33ce7e483ecdb5cf5b.JPG)
(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/023/800/e8dabfb99fffbef75a093cedc0259608.JPG)
(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/023/800/d8e0026f343ba2c70a5ad5c2a4ff3781.JPG)
(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/023/800/d73d63e936f42a778248b81f7e74215d.JPG)

What is the status on our ordered inserts? That's pretty fast if it starts shipping in 3 months =)

I should get them maybe mid Nov..
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swill on Sun, 02 November 2014, 08:29:56
I would be all over this if it didn't have such a huge angle on the case. Ski slope typing. :)
can't you just add the bump ons on the bottom part to lower it's angle?
On the front?  Then the keys would be really high.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: taylordcraig on Sun, 02 November 2014, 10:48:15
@elton: zeal submitted our combined order right? save dat shipping $$$
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Sun, 02 November 2014, 11:00:55
@elton: zeal submitted our combined order right? save dat shipping $$$

Yup.  Check OP for the spread sheet.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: taylordcraig on Sun, 02 November 2014, 11:27:03
@elton: zeal submitted our combined order right? save dat shipping $$$

Yup.  Check OP for the spread sheet.

My bad, thank you.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Photoelectric on Sun, 02 November 2014, 12:03:50
I would be all over this if it didn't have such a huge angle on the case. Ski slope typing. :)

I really think the angle has been over-exaggerated in discussions, and I've posted this sentiment before, but it's not an issue at all with my LightSaver.  The front is quite low, and the keyboard can be used very comfortably without a wrist rest.  Combine with something like Cherry profile caps, and it's a pleasant typing experience.  My LZ-GH has a lower angle, but switches sit higher off the desk surface due to the thick "slab" of a case + feet, so it either requires a wrist rest or very low profile keycaps, like DSA for me to type comfortably.  Currently using Cherry profile, and it's not as nice as DSA was (but I love Cherry profile, so it's a sacrifice I was willing to make).  Angle is just one aspect of overall ergonomics.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swill on Sun, 02 November 2014, 12:24:22
I would be all over this if it didn't have such a huge angle on the case. Ski slope typing. :)

I really think the angle has been over-exaggerated in discussions, and I've posted this sentiment before, but it's not an issue at all with my LightSaver.  The front is quite low, and the keyboard can be used very comfortably without a wrist rest.  Combine with something like Cherry profile caps, and it's a pleasant typing experience.  My LZ-GH has a lower angle, but switches sit higher off the desk surface due to the thick "slab" of a case + feet, so it either requires a wrist rest or very low profile keycaps, like DSA for me to type comfortably.  Currently using Cherry profile, and it's not as nice as DSA was (but I love Cherry profile, so it's a sacrifice I was willing to make).  Angle is just one aspect of overall ergonomics.
Thanks for that. My new love for SA caps may make this too tall though. The angle is almost double that of a filco (for comparison).
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: ComradeSniper on Sun, 02 November 2014, 12:29:45
I don't find angle in general to be that big of a deal. The angle on my 456GT is crazy but it's easy to get used to. I wish it wasn't quite so steep but I love the keyboard anyway  :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Karura on Sun, 02 November 2014, 13:46:41
Elton, what colour is this case?
(http://i.imgur.com/gQWTAFR.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Sun, 02 November 2014, 13:50:49
that's definitely a blue grey. the color is actually rather consistent from the various photos i've seen
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Sun, 02 November 2014, 13:59:19
I think that its a blue-grey as well. I've posted images of my blue grey case from duck in the other thread which you can use for comparison
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: taylordcraig on Sun, 02 November 2014, 14:55:33
yes, blue grey. there are blue-grey lightsaver photos on ducks site. most of the blue-grey seems to come out pretty consistent like whentheclouds says.
in regards to angle, I was talking to a friend about ergonomics today and I daily drive a lightsaver.
if your desk is set up so you're properly elevated above the keys, the angle is nice to type on. The height of the case is not restricting without a wrist rest.
I sit with my arms at a 90 degree angle when resting at my sides, hands on the table top. So they're SLIGHTLY inclined while typing.
It won't be comfortable for everyone, but for me it's okay.
A wrist rest might be necessary if you're more used to looser angles.
note: im using cherry profile.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 02 November 2014, 17:35:32
Elton, what colour is this case?
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/gQWTAFR.jpg)


Blue Grey, that's the colour I have for the Viper, looks amazing with Black on Beige/White keys. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Sun, 02 November 2014, 21:17:24
If this is what we can expect from the blue-gray...

(http://i.imgur.com/QpF28up.jpg)

Wow, that is a great color.  I'm sold.  Just hope I can come up with the money... this is a bad time of year to be buying gifts for myself.  :P
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: JaccoW on Mon, 03 November 2014, 00:33:09
Hmmm tempting...
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: taylordcraig on Mon, 03 November 2014, 06:14:30
this is a bad time of year to be buying gifts for myself.  :P

My sentiments exactly. Oh well, so many nice things.  :p
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Mon, 03 November 2014, 08:55:47
Idk what color I must take. Choices kill me T_T.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Mon, 03 November 2014, 08:57:00
Idk what color I must take. Choices kill me T_T.

I'm having a similar issue.

My Viper is blue-grey, silver is classic, black looks good with everything and red is rare.

A good decision to have to make though.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Mon, 03 November 2014, 08:58:16
My eagle is blue-grey while my viper is black. Must I take a red octagon?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Mon, 03 November 2014, 09:09:24
My eagle is blue-grey while my viper is black. Must I take a red octagon?

That's what I'm leaning towards.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Mon, 03 November 2014, 10:23:14
I haven't seen anyone post their red lightsaver v2/eagle/viper yet.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Mon, 03 November 2014, 10:33:21
I haven't seen anyone post their red lightsaver v2/eagle/viper yet.

I was looking on Duck's site, but did not find any red cases.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Mon, 03 November 2014, 10:37:41
I haven't seen anyone post their red lightsaver v2/eagle/viper yet.

I was looking on Duck's site, but did not find any red cases.

You guys aren't lurking the forum enough. :P

Only picture of the Red Eagle posted.
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=35864.msg1512176#msg1512176
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Mon, 03 November 2014, 10:50:31
I haven't seen anyone post their red lightsaver v2/eagle/viper yet.

I was looking on Duck's site, but did not find any red cases.

You guys aren't lurking the forum enough. :P

Only picture of the Red Eagle posted.
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=35864.msg1512176#msg1512176

Whoa, looks great!

Looks like it's decided, going to sell my GH60s and Sprit boards for moar Duck boards.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Mon, 03 November 2014, 19:59:11
And invoice paid.  :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: DrHubblePhD on Mon, 03 November 2014, 21:06:49
And invoice paid.  :)

I didnt think he sent out invoices yet?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: DrHubblePhD on Mon, 03 November 2014, 21:08:28
And invoice paid.  :)

I didnt think he sent out invoices yet?

Ohh strike that I was on the wrong email  ;D :))
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Mon, 03 November 2014, 21:09:18
Can I pay for this in hugs?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Mon, 03 November 2014, 21:16:26
I wil probably pay my invoice once my new card arrives. LOL
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: DrHubblePhD on Mon, 03 November 2014, 21:26:40
Yeah ill pay my invoice tomorrow morning after I prepare my wallet for my money cleansing ceremony.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: TLSC.wipeOut on Tue, 04 November 2014, 02:18:35
I'll pay my invoice once my payment for my CC goes through before the end of this week.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Tue, 04 November 2014, 05:21:52
I'll pay my invoice once my payment for my CC goes through before the end of this week.
You got an email notification already?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 04 November 2014, 08:15:17
I want one silver and one red, should I fill the form in twice?

I submitted once and added a note about getting two.

Let me know what is easier.

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Sergeant_Shart on Tue, 04 November 2014, 10:31:42
Anyone know of this exact layout without the F row?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: yicaoyimu on Tue, 04 November 2014, 12:29:22
Any option to have additional plate?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Tue, 04 November 2014, 13:18:44
Haven't decided yet to include extra PCB or plates. Will know in Dec or so. If there are, I'll just invoice again just for them.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: taylordcraig on Tue, 04 November 2014, 13:28:54
Anyone know of this exact layout without the F row?

smart68, I'm pretty sure is what you're looking for.
Feng will be running a buy sometime in the next six months.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: yicaoyimu on Tue, 04 November 2014, 14:31:59
Anyone know of this exact layout without the F row?

smart68, I'm pretty sure is what you're looking for.
Feng will be running a buy sometime in the next six months.

Or 22mini-EX.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Heliosphere on Tue, 04 November 2014, 23:57:53
Does this set need anything besides switches, stabilizers, and keycaps? (Does it need a microcontroller/Teensy?)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Wed, 05 November 2014, 03:49:14
LEDs if you want some.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 05 November 2014, 07:41:52
Or 22mini-EX.

Almost bought one a while ago, I wish I had, I like that layout.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 05 November 2014, 09:54:15
Invoice paid. Woop.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: archer on Wed, 05 November 2014, 12:31:17
How/when are invoices being sent out for this?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Wed, 05 November 2014, 12:38:56

How/when are invoices being sent out for this?

I sent it to the email you provided in the order form.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: cannonking on Wed, 05 November 2014, 19:53:58
LEDs if you want some.
"17 RGB SMD LEDs are included!" Do I need more LEDs?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Wed, 05 November 2014, 20:12:32
LEDs if you want some.
"17 RGB SMD LEDs are included!" Do I need more LEDs?

This does not include custom LEDs if you want to have some for the switches. The LEDs included are the ones on the surroundings for the effect but not ones that will illuminate under your key caps.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: cannonking on Wed, 05 November 2014, 20:54:13
LEDs if you want some.
"17 RGB SMD LEDs are included!" Do I need more LEDs?

This does not include custom LEDs if you want to have some for the switches. The LEDs included are the ones on the surroundings for the effect but not ones that will illuminate under your key caps.
By illuminating under the keycaps, do you mean each individual keycap, or are the 17 LEDs just for the sides? I just want this underglow effect:

(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/123/188/759/078732ca8e614fca04f815bd1b3e0906.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Wed, 05 November 2014, 21:08:58
It comes with these 17 SMD LEDs soldered onto the PCB

(http://cfile30.uf.tistory.com/original/241FEA40543022A70CD419)

The rest are the ones you need to install through each switch and then soldered onto the PCB.



Yeah, it will have the under glow effect with just those leds.

Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: cannonking on Wed, 05 November 2014, 21:20:38
Oh I see. I want a stronger underglow between all the keys like the image I linked. So I need to get an LED for each switch? And do the switch LEDs support RGB?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Wed, 05 November 2014, 21:31:17
Oh I see. I want a stronger underglow between all the keys like the image I linked. So I need to get an LED for each switch? And do the switch LEDs support RGB?

MX Switches do not technically support controllable RGB LEDs. You'll have to either pick a colour, or swap them out if you install SIP sockets inside the switch.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: cannonking on Wed, 05 November 2014, 21:36:06
Thanks for all the help guys. One more question. How can I make sure the underglow is nice and bright like in the picture I linked instead of something like the image below. Does it have something to do with transparent switch housings?

(http://i.imgur.com/1tZ9tRq.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tbc on Wed, 05 November 2014, 21:44:55
the picture is a picture.  it looks like that because of the camera settings.

transparent housings should help, but will it look as nice as the pic?  i wouldn't think so.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Wed, 05 November 2014, 21:58:03
Over exposing anything can make any lighting  effect brighter than reality. ;)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: ryptide11 on Thu, 06 November 2014, 18:53:29
You are awesome elton! Thank you.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: shimmy1996 on Fri, 07 November 2014, 11:12:10
/me opens wallet. Thanks Elton!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: TLSC.wipeOut on Sat, 08 November 2014, 17:57:13
Paid~!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: feizor on Sat, 08 November 2014, 19:39:54
Thanks for all the help guys. One more question. How can I make sure the underglow is nice and bright like in the picture I linked instead of something like the image below. Does it have something to do with transparent switch housings?

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/1tZ9tRq.jpg)


In addition to overexposing camera shots, two aspects of the Duck boards will make LED glow look better.
1. LED placement at the front of each switch (Ducky LED are at the back of the switch so pretty much blocked)
2. Stainless steel plate reflects the light (Ducky uses a black plate which does not reflect light well at all)

The purpose of the Ducky and other mainstream makers LEDs are to illuminate the legends on the keys, where on the korean customs, the LEDs' intended purpose is to create awesome lighting effects!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: archer on Sun, 09 November 2014, 01:56:14
T16 Paid!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Sun, 09 November 2014, 19:21:09
So is anyone still interested in ALPs compatible PCB?

Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: pasph on Mon, 10 November 2014, 07:43:52
So is anyone still interested in ALPs compatible PCB?



Octagon? also an ALPs compatible plate?
What kind of Stabilizers?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: CPTBadAss on Mon, 10 November 2014, 07:46:11
Also an ALPs compatible plate?
What kind of Stabilizers?

Yup. I'd also like to know the answers to these questions before I'd say I'm interested.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: ninjadoc on Mon, 10 November 2014, 09:18:10
So is anyone still interested in ALPs compatible PCB?


[/quote
Yes, if stabilizers are available.  And I can buy a second plate. And PCB'
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Mon, 10 November 2014, 09:32:49
What kind of stabilizers do you guys prefer? Layout?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: CPTBadAss on Mon, 10 November 2014, 09:36:17
What kind of stabilizers do you guys prefer? Layout?

Stabilizers? If they could work with the AT101W or AEK II boards that'd be great. I prefer the AT101W. But both boards are relatively easy to source. OR, we look into the new Matias Alps stabilizers and use those.

Layout? As close the Epsilon as possible.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: pasph on Mon, 10 November 2014, 10:09:09
AEK II has a 6,5 spacebar so no way it can match with Octagon layouts.
AT101W has the standard Filco layout, so it's 1,25-1,25-1,25-6,25-1-1-1-1-1-1 or 1,25-1-1,25-6,25-1,25-1-1-1-1-1 (i vote for the latter)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: pasph on Mon, 10 November 2014, 17:38:49
The best imho will be those:
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=62274.0
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=65194.0

with the usual Cherry stabilizers!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Reckthor on Tue, 11 November 2014, 11:22:31
I keep coming back to this thread..... It's torture.  :confused:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Tue, 11 November 2014, 11:53:03
I keep coming back to this thread..... It's torture.  :confused:

It helps to look at some of the photos to tide you over.

Layouts:  http://duck0113.tistory.com/105
Cases:  http://duck0113.tistory.com/101

My favorite:
(http://i.imgur.com/z1i16LO.jpg)

Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Reckthor on Tue, 11 November 2014, 13:59:30
the photos make it worse lol not going to be able to buy it this time around scheduled to be living out of my Subaru in 3 weeks.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: pasph on Tue, 11 November 2014, 15:41:23
When will the order phase close?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Tue, 11 November 2014, 16:10:59
When will the order phase close?

Orders / payments close Dec 1.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Heliosphere on Fri, 14 November 2014, 21:38:02
I just placed an order! Once I get an invoice I'll pay within a week.

Edit: Does the Octagon require PCB mount switches or will Plate mount switches work?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Sat, 15 November 2014, 11:07:06
I paid my invoice already Elton. I would like to add to my order and combine shipping as well if that is possible.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Sat, 15 November 2014, 12:02:55
I just placed an order! Once I get an invoice I'll pay within a week.

Edit: Does the Octagon require PCB mount switches or will Plate mount switches work?

Both will work.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Sygaldry on Sun, 16 November 2014, 11:18:02
does this support split backspace (1x 1x)? If so I will place my order today!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Sun, 16 November 2014, 11:36:27
Elton I messaged you about a change in mt order if that is ok.

EDIT: Nvm I saw that the form was already updated. Thanks Elton.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Sun, 16 November 2014, 11:58:21
Will I be able to use Paypal Credit (former Bill Me Later) with this when I get an invoice?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Sun, 16 November 2014, 12:30:25
Yes you should be able to if you have some available funds and ahven't used all your limit.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Sun, 16 November 2014, 12:38:44
Nice!
Order sent
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: user888 on Sun, 16 November 2014, 14:51:54
Damn!
Order sent.

Excuse my noob question: where do I source stabilizers from EU mainland?

Thanks GH. Not long ago I visited for the first time. Now I own a WASD V2 in a tenkyless, Filco tenkyless and have a Leopold FC660C and this Octagon on order...
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Sun, 16 November 2014, 14:59:52
might as well sell off your other inferior boards to make room for this pinnacle of custom keyboards
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Sun, 16 November 2014, 15:56:50
@Elton is there any chance that we could have a hard anodized option of any color even if we get charged extra? Just curious since I would really love that option especially because of the added durability and resistance to damage.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tbc on Sun, 16 November 2014, 16:09:19
^ what he said.

if there is hard anodization for silver.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Sun, 16 November 2014, 16:12:00
Yeah man any color would be fine TBH just as long as its hard anodized. It just becomes exponentially better than a basic soft anodized case.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: yicaoyimu on Sun, 16 November 2014, 16:17:45
I don't think silver could be hard anodized.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Sun, 16 November 2014, 16:22:30
I don't think silver could be hard anodized.
Only specific colors can be used for the hard anodized process and there should be a list online of what aluminum could be hard anodized to. I'm not sure if silver is one of them though.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: pasph on Sun, 16 November 2014, 16:27:22
Waiting for news about Alps option
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: JaccoW on Sun, 16 November 2014, 17:53:16
I don't think silver could be hard anodized.
Only specific colors can be used for the hard anodized process and there should be a list online of what aluminum could be hard anodized to. I'm not sure if silver is one of them though.
Quote
TYPE III "Hard Coating (http://www.anodizing.org/Reference/reference_guide.html#Type3)"
Color will vary from light tan to black depending on alloy and thickness. Color overtones listed below may vary with the use of additives and/or the process. Can be dyed in darker colors depending on thickness. [...]
Meaning the best you will probably be able to do on these is a 'Titanium'-ish colour but it depends on the alloy (http://aluminumsurface.blogspot.nl/2010/02/color-variation-in-hard-anodizing-of.html) being used.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Sun, 16 November 2014, 19:39:48
About the ALPs..they can offer only one layout and no plate because they would have to make samples and testing of PCBs and plates. That would cost them a lot of money and time.  If people still want ALPs, you would need to figure which one layout you want.

I've spoke about other colours and hard anodizing before but they will offer only what is offered right now.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: user888 on Mon, 17 November 2014, 05:17:11
@elton5354 Thanks for the update. Is 02d 1.6.419 (mentioned here: http://duck0113.tistory.com/109) already available for download, so we can start thinking about our layers (waiting is half the fun, right?)

Does anyone know if the following is possible:
* Define an Fn key on the normal layer which switches to a temporary layer (eg hold Fn1 = layer 1, release = normal layer)
* Define an Fn key on layer 1 which toggles layer 2 (Fn 2 = layer 2, Fn 2 again = normal layer again)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Sygaldry on Mon, 17 November 2014, 13:14:48
Bah, I'm in.

Paid off my credit card balances this month to buy this.

Ready for invoice!

 :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Heliosphere on Tue, 18 November 2014, 04:34:42
About the ALPs..they can offer only one layout and no plate because they would have to make samples and testing of PCBs and plates. That would cost them a lot of money and time.  If people still want ALPs, you would need to figure which one layout you want.

I've spoke about other colours and hard anodizing before but they will offer only what is offered right now.

Is there an MOQ for Alps? I prefer Winkey type 2 but I'm sure others prefer different options.

Something that can be complimented by the Alps DCS keyset would be a good idea.
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=62274.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=62274.0)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: user888 on Tue, 18 November 2014, 07:21:14
New 02D KeyMapping software: http://duck0113.tistory.com/84

Version 1.6.456
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Sygaldry on Tue, 18 November 2014, 10:16:13
Does anyone have a link to the drawings and dimensions of the acrylic inserts?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Tue, 18 November 2014, 14:58:34
http://duck0113.tistory.com/94
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: StylinGreymon on Tue, 18 November 2014, 16:16:19
New 02D KeyMapping software: http://duck0113.tistory.com/84

Version 1.6.456
I see the Light Pad config still hasn't changed.
The macro function doesn't seem to work.

Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: user888 on Wed, 19 November 2014, 04:53:30
Hi guys,

Are costar stabilizers not possible at all, or not possible when using a led for that switch?
I'm having a hard time find cherry pcb-mounted stabilizers...
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: pichu23 on Wed, 19 November 2014, 16:58:21
Hi guys,

Are costar stabilizers not possible at all, or not possible when using a led for that switch?
I'm having a hard time find cherry pcb-mounted stabilizers...

You can get them from GON's website though I'm not sure if it's worth it if you're getting it shipped with anything else.  :-[
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Wed, 19 November 2014, 22:25:59
Thinking hard about dipping into my savings account for this, as long as it's still open.  Any suggestions for case colour to go with the GMK Dolch in the meantime?  Likely going to pull the trigger before the end of the week.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Heliosphere on Wed, 19 November 2014, 22:28:54
Thinking hard about dipping into my savings account for this, as long as it's still open.  Any suggestions for case colour to go with the GMK Dolch in the meantime?  Likely going to pull the trigger before the end of the week.

The black case seems to fit the dolch best based on the photos provided.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Sygaldry on Wed, 19 November 2014, 22:38:46
Thinking hard about dipping into my savings account for this, as long as it's still open.  Any suggestions for case colour to go with the GMK Dolch in the meantime?  Likely going to pull the trigger before the end of the week.

The black case seems to fit the dolch best based on the photos provided.

Blue grey goes nice with the Dolch too!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Heliosphere on Wed, 19 November 2014, 23:49:51
Thinking hard about dipping into my savings account for this, as long as it's still open.  Any suggestions for case colour to go with the GMK Dolch in the meantime?  Likely going to pull the trigger before the end of the week.

Check it out yourself in this set of images: http://duck0113.tistory.com/103 (http://duck0113.tistory.com/103)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Thu, 20 November 2014, 00:09:39
if you're using vanilla Dolch, i think a silver or red case would bring the most color contrast. if you have colored ESCs or mods then i prefer Blue Grey (black doesn't stand out in any way). important to note, Duck's photos don't look to me like they have consistent lighting/color filters
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Thu, 20 November 2014, 00:47:44

Thinking hard about dipping into my savings account for this, as long as it's still open.  Any suggestions for case colour to go with the GMK Dolch in the meantime?  Likely going to pull the trigger before the end of the week.

Check it out yourself in this set of images: http://duck0113.tistory.com/103 (http://duck0113.tistory.com/103)
Awesome! Thanks for the link. I've got the colour pack coming with the Dolch too, so maybe the blue gray would be nice?
Title: What is everybody buying as keycaps?
Post by: user888 on Thu, 20 November 2014, 02:03:18
@pichu23 Thanks for pointing me to the GON site, didn't know that one. Shipment is not even that steep (to EU).

What is everybody buying as keycaps? DSA because the steep incline of the keyboard? Or full-profile DCS or SA?

I'm undecided between a plain simple look (less is more) or a full retro look. For the less is more I would go for the Dolch color scheme but with blank keys. I can't stand the printscreen/scrollock/pause legacy keys and also find the upperleft alignment of characters annoying :) Does anyone know a place to get blank Dolch DCS keys (PBT, but not to tightly shrinked).

For the full retro-look I really hope the Symbiosis keyset will become reality: http://www.pimpmykeyboard.com/deals/symbiosis/#comment-5381
I even will accept those printscreen/scrollock/pause in that case :) But it needs to come with a 1.75 shift... and and and SUPER/META/HYPER keys. The Symbiosis is planned with all keys being row 3 SA, so it won't add up to the incline of the keyboard, but it does to the overall height.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: feizor on Thu, 20 November 2014, 04:02:17
@pichu23 Thanks for pointing me to the GON site, didn't know that one. Shipment is not even that steep (to EU).

What is everybody buying as keycaps? DSA because the steep incline of the keyboard? Or full-profile DCS or SA?

I'm undecided between a plain simple look (less is more) or a full retro look. For the less is more I would go for the Dolch color scheme but with blank keys. I can't stand the printscreen/scrollock/pause legacy keys and also find the upperleft alignment of characters annoying :) Does anyone know a place to get blank Dolch DCS keys (PBT, but not to tightly shrinked).

For the full retro-look I really hope the Symbiosis keyset will become reality: http://www.pimpmykeyboard.com/deals/symbiosis/#comment-5381
I even will accept those printscreen/scrollock/pause in that case :) But it needs to come with a 1.75 shift... and and and SUPER/META/HYPER keys. The Symbiosis is planned with all keys being row 3 SA, so it won't add up to the incline of the keyboard, but it does to the overall height.


I tried DSA on my viper, didn't like it much.

I think for steep incline, you need sculpted profile, not flat like DSA.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: GL1TCH3D on Thu, 20 November 2014, 08:25:26
Damn the board looks so nice!

Wish I can afford one at the moment.

Trading keycaps + headphones + pens for one :P
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: user888 on Thu, 20 November 2014, 08:52:20
I tried DSA on my viper, didn't like it much.
I think for steep incline, you need sculpted profile, not flat like DSA.

Really? I assumed a profile like SA or DCS would even add to the steep incline, as every row further away is a little bit higher that the former.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Thu, 20 November 2014, 09:34:42
I will probably put Pulse on this.  I'd like to put 7bit's Round 5a on it but who knows when that will ship?
Title: Re: What is everybody buying as keycaps?
Post by: Sygaldry on Thu, 20 November 2014, 10:34:54
@pichu23 Thanks for pointing me to the GON site, didn't know that one. Shipment is not even that steep (to EU).

What is everybody buying as keycaps? DSA because the steep incline of the keyboard? Or full-profile DCS or SA?

I'm undecided between a plain simple look (less is more) or a full retro look. For the less is more I would go for the Dolch color scheme but with blank keys. I can't stand the printscreen/scrollock/pause legacy keys and also find the upperleft alignment of characters annoying :) Does anyone know a place to get blank Dolch DCS keys (PBT, but not to tightly shrinked).

For the full retro-look I really hope the Symbiosis keyset will become reality: http://www.pimpmykeyboard.com/deals/symbiosis/#comment-5381
I even will accept those printscreen/scrollock/pause in that case :) But it needs to come with a 1.75 shift... and and and SUPER/META/HYPER keys. The Symbiosis is planned with all keys being row 3 SA, so it won't add up to the incline of the keyboard, but it does to the overall height.
TaiHao Dolch OEM profile until I can get a nice set of BSP Cherry profile PBT.

(Will be putting TaiHao Granite OEM on my GON HHKB ubtil I can get a set of SP DSA Granites)

Honestly I think the incline is fine for stepped profiles. I feel like a keyboard built like a tank like this one looks weird with DSA profile caps.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: pmh1410 on Thu, 20 November 2014, 11:21:43
Paid, Many thanks Elton ;)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: MrChunky on Thu, 20 November 2014, 13:15:23
I would like to second any notion of running another buy for acrylic inserts. I already have a lightsaver and an eagle. Unfortunately I missed the last buy because I didn't check the thread of the viper eagle buy at the right time. Could you organise something like this for us elton? I would really appreciate it.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Sygaldry on Thu, 20 November 2014, 13:20:57
I would like to second any notion of running another buy for acrylic inserts. I already have a lightsaver and an eagle. Unfortunately I missed the last buy because I didn't check the thread of the viper eagle buy at the right time. Could you organise something like this for us elton? I would really appreciate it.

Another option we have is to take the .dwg file to a local machining shop (or if you're lucky, the community fab lab) and just get an insert laser cut or CNCed.

If you do have a local community fab lab, you'd just pay the cost of the materials or use scrapped acrylic pieces for free (nonetheless, acrylic sheets are super cheap) and the use of the machines would be free (paid for by local taxes and donations).

On the other hand, if your only choice is a machine shop, you have a wider selection of materials - potentially polycarbonate, which is almost impossible to work with using the machines typically available at fab labs.
Title: Re: What is everybody buying as keycaps?
Post by: taylordcraig on Fri, 21 November 2014, 18:42:23
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/ZPDnp9V.jpg)


Sorry bout the crappy quality. I realllyyy need to learn how to take proper pics.  :confused:

This makes me so ****ing excited for my gon mobik.

@pichu23 Thanks for pointing me to the GON site, didn't know that one. Shipment is not even that steep (to EU).

What is everybody buying as keycaps? DSA because the steep incline of the keyboard? Or full-profile DCS or SA?

DCS is garbage, try Cherry profile.
I have a lsv2 which is the same angle. I don't mind DSA but Cherry is my pref on this board. I like them equally under flatter circumstances.
SA isn't bad but it just feels better sculpted.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Sun, 23 November 2014, 17:10:45
What is everybody buying as keycaps?

WoB Cherry set
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Mesort on Sun, 23 November 2014, 19:39:11
When i buy this, a whole finished keyboard do i have to build this?. What parts i need?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 23 November 2014, 19:51:14
When i buy this, a whole finished keyboard do i have to build this?. What parts i need?

Need:
Switches
Stabilizers
Keycaps
USB cable

Optional:
Stickers
LEDs
Lube
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tbc on Sun, 23 November 2014, 20:03:35
also need soldering equipment or an assembler
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Sun, 23 November 2014, 22:04:28
Be honest with me... How difficult is this going to be for me with little soldering experience? I've repaired guitar pedals before, and soldered speakers into cabinets before, but that's about it. Will I be able to handle a keyboard build?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tbc on Sun, 23 November 2014, 22:11:52
honestly, that sounds WAYYYY harder  than a keyboard.  each switch is 2 joints and they're REALLY far apart.  it is also impossible to insert the switch the wrong way and get polarities mixed up
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Ripudio on Mon, 24 November 2014, 00:06:02
I've literally soldered....never before my first keyboard. If you have the right tools then its a breeze (good solder and proper size tip).
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: frostylove on Mon, 24 November 2014, 14:02:57
Sent my order request through and waiting for my invoice :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: adrl on Mon, 24 November 2014, 19:28:24
Be honest with me... How difficult is this going to be for me with little soldering experience? I've repaired guitar pedals before, and soldered speakers into cabinets before, but that's about it. Will I be able to handle a keyboard build?

I've never done a full keyboard before and I managed to construct a viper.

Soldering takes minimal skill but a lot of patience. (I even have a build log :o )

If you have any troubles, I'm located downtown Toronto.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: DzyDzyDino on Wed, 26 November 2014, 00:22:57
I've never owned a Duck anything before, what does it use to do its keymapping/layout editing? Does it come with software? Is there a link to software? It says it supports RGB LEDs, to what extent can you control the LEDs? Is there software that handles this?

Also... I don't suppose there's any chance of somehow getting PCB mount stabs + stab wires involved/included is there? ... stabs are so unavailable from anywhere without absurd shipping T_T;; I'm lusting after this board and I really wanna pull the trigger... but with GON's Nerd MX-Mini just released...
I'll just feel incredibly stupid paying shipping twice from korea (once for stabs and once for this)...

Eventually my keyboard lust will get to me and I'll pull the trigger on this. I know it. Every time I look at that case... Especially RED... with that blueish silver coming in second... but red red red... Is red still an option? If it's not, it makes my decision making a whole lot easier.... :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Heliosphere on Wed, 26 November 2014, 01:40:17
I've never owned a Duck anything before, what does it use to do its keymapping/layout editing? Does it come with software? Is there a link to software? It says it supports RGB LEDs, to what extent can you control the LEDs? Is there software that handles this?

Also... I don't suppose there's any chance of somehow getting PCB mount stabs + stab wires involved/included is there? ... stabs are so unavailable from anywhere without absurd shipping T_T;; I'm lusting after this board and I really wanna pull the trigger... but with GON's Nerd MX-Mini just released...
I'll just feel incredibly stupid paying shipping twice from korea (once for stabs and once for this)...

Eventually my keyboard lust will get to me and I'll pull the trigger on this. I know it. Every time I look at that case... Especially RED... with that blueish silver coming in second... but red red red... Is red still an option? If it's not, it makes my decision making a whole lot easier.... :)

It does have editing software via the "More Info" link on the OP. Red is of course an option.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: DzyDzyDino on Wed, 26 November 2014, 10:34:04
OK awesome. I missed that the first time. I see it now. Do they just provide a link then when you purchase it, or was the link there?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Heliosphere on Wed, 26 November 2014, 12:00:06
OK awesome. I missed that the first time. I see it now. Do they just provide a link then when you purchase it, or was the link there?
The link was there in the beginning. I would bookmark that website just to be safe.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: cannonking on Wed, 26 November 2014, 16:21:56
Finally paid  :thumb:.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Thu, 27 November 2014, 21:33:51
Just submitted my order.  I hesitated for a bit, but I think I'm ready.  Haha.  Blue grey case for me.  Should look nice with Ivan's Dolch & colour pack.

Hopefully after Christmas I'll be ordering switches, stabs and LEDs.  Maybe some of you fine folks can point in a good direction for that stuff later on!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: aaronz8 on Sat, 29 November 2014, 22:25:35
Is this keyboard programmable? Will the source code be released? How would I be able to set keymappings for different layers? (Sorry, complete noob here)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: trizkut on Sat, 29 November 2014, 22:26:26
Is this keyboard programmable? Will the source code be released? How would I be able to set keymappings for different layers? (Sorry, complete noob here)

http://duck0113.tistory.com/84
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Tue, 02 December 2014, 10:22:35
So...  Presumably production begins soon.   :D
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: blackkat on Tue, 02 December 2014, 10:24:43
Ordered yesterday, hopefully before the cut-off  :'(
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Tue, 02 December 2014, 10:59:50
Btw does the octagon and the eagle/vipe have an option to control or dim the LEDs
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Fri, 05 December 2014, 16:12:31
Hey there... I ordered this a while ago, and I am also a first time group buyer here on geekhack.  I am good with soldering and understand how to put a keyboard together, but I did think that the board came with switches and keys.  It is okay that it doesn't but I am having trouble finding an online retailer that sells keys, switches, usb cables, and all that good stuff.  I know the type of switch I want but am not sure where to buy them.  Also, what exactly does come with this kit?  Is it just a board and a case for it?  Any help much appreciated.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Fri, 05 December 2014, 16:45:04
It is okay that it doesn't but I am having trouble finding an online retailer that sells keys, switches, usb cables, and all that good stuff.  I know the type of switch I want but am not sure where to buy them. 
I got my switches from wasdkeyboards.com, 100 pcs for $60, Cherry stabilizers from gonskeyboardworks.com

Also, what exactly does come with this kit?  Is it just a board and a case for it?  Any help much appreciated.

Quote
Included in this set:
Aluminium housing (Aluminum 6061) in black, silver, blue-gray, or red
MX Reinforcement stainless steel plate (STS-304 1.5T)
PCB presoldered (resistors, diodes, smd leds, etc, but not switches)
Fixing bolts
Custom metal stickers
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: taylordcraig on Sat, 06 December 2014, 16:43:38
Hey there... I ordered this a while ago, and I am also a first time group buyer here on geekhack.  I am good with soldering and understand how to put a keyboard together, but I did think that the board came with switches and keys.  It is okay that it doesn't but I am having trouble finding an online retailer that sells keys, switches, usb cables, and all that good stuff.  I know the type of switch I want but am not sure where to buy them.  Also, what exactly does come with this kit?  Is it just a board and a case for it?  Any help much appreciated.

zealpc.net i think stocks all that
kit content quoted above me ^
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Thu, 11 December 2014, 10:09:31
Thanks so much for the responses.  I bookmarked those sites.  Any idea how long the production phase usually lasts?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: JaccoW on Thu, 11 December 2014, 12:37:52
Thanks so much for the responses.  I bookmarked those sites.  Any idea how long the production phase usually lasts?
Once production has started the Koreans are usually quite fast. I believe the estimate for the Orion was 1-2 months at most but some Koreans received theirs a week after the deadline. They were all shipped within 5 weeks, straight from Korea.
Now the actual assembly and completion though...  :p

Here (http://www.pearltrees.com/jaccow/parts/id11539096) are some more part websites.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Thu, 11 December 2014, 14:24:15
I was told the Octagon will be ready to ship around end of Jan 2015.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Thu, 11 December 2014, 14:59:49
Hokay, cool.

Gives me some time to find switches & LEDs.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Thu, 11 December 2014, 15:38:36
Hokay, cool.

Gives me some time to find switches & LEDs.

I highly recommend mkb.com for switches and either eBay or aliexpress and taobao for LEDs but its probably going to cost a lot more from eBay.

@Elton that's awesome considering its usually around 1 week shipping with EMS from the daybitbgets sent. Really looking forward to my two boards
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: blackkat on Fri, 12 December 2014, 08:56:12
Would anyone like to split shipping / take part in a mini group-buy for an order of stabs to Canada?  The shipping costs for a set are more than the items are worth.  :mad:
 I'm looking at either $10.00 shipping to Canada from imsto.cn for hammer stabs or ~$23 from gonskeyboardworks.com for cherry stabs.

 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Fri, 12 December 2014, 12:32:23
Elton might be interested since he is located in Canada although I'm assuming he already has everything he needs to finish his build.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Fri, 12 December 2014, 13:16:42

Would anyone like to split shipping / take part in a mini group-buy for an order of stabs to Canada?  The shipping costs for a set are more than the items are worth.  :mad:
 I'm looking at either $10.00 shipping to Canada from imsto.cn for hammer stabs or ~$23 from gonskeyboardworks.com for cherry stabs.
I could get down with this.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Fri, 12 December 2014, 19:25:05


Would anyone like to split shipping / take part in a mini group-buy for an order of stabs to Canada?  The shipping costs for a set are more than the items are worth.  :mad:
 I'm looking at either $10.00 shipping to Canada from imsto.cn for hammer stabs or ~$23 from gonskeyboardworks.com for cherry stabs.
I could get down with this.

Me too. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Fri, 12 December 2014, 20:49:21
i'd participate. would be even better if they come pre-clipped
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: cannonking on Sun, 14 December 2014, 04:25:03
Any word on customising the metal sticker?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Sun, 14 December 2014, 10:21:17
i'd participate. would be even better if they come pre-clipped

Perhaps the person to receive the mini GB from Ivan can just clip out the legs instead?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Sun, 14 December 2014, 10:59:38
i'd participate. would be even better if they come pre-clipped

Yes if you just want your username to be on it, just leave it and it will be the default.  IF you want a custom name on it, let me know. I think it is like 12 characters max.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: magically on Sun, 14 December 2014, 12:49:26
omgomg i just missed this!! when will there be one again
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Sun, 14 December 2014, 12:58:13
The next one will be when we have enough oders to fill the MoQ. There might possibly be an extended addon order time depending on how the GB goes just like it did for the Duck Viper/Eagle but that is really up to Elton and whoever he works with on this.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: cannonking on Sun, 14 December 2014, 14:19:54
i'd participate. would be even better if they come pre-clipped

Yes if you just want your username to be on it, just leave it and it will be the default.  IF you want a custom name on it, let me know. I think it is like 12 characters max.
What about supplying a vector so we can have a symbol printed, or at least choosing a font?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: blackkat on Mon, 15 December 2014, 15:28:48
Canadian Mini Group buy for Stabs

This Mini GB is open to Canadian users of GeekHack.  Shipping as billed to me (blackkat) in Toronto, ON will be evenly split between each member of the GB with payment being handled by PayPal invoice.

Prices

The base price for a set is the same as that charged by imsto and gon ($10.00 and $9.00 respectively).

Order Deadline

The deadline for orders is midnight of December 31th, with invoicing starting on January 1st  The master order(s) will be sent in as soon as the bulk of the payment(s) have been made.

Terms

This groupbuy is being run for the GeekHack community and not for profit.  You can base the outbound shipping estimates on the followingShipping Estimates (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=57839.0)  I will use a bubble mailer, with cardboard inserts to stiffen the mailer, and protect the contents against damage.

This is my first group buy as an orgnizer, but not my first as a participant.  If you have any questions, feel free to PM me to avoid cluttering up this thread. Any FAQ's will be edited into this post.

Orders

Order Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wRa6HSV3w989Gcbad421jOf_q4PNXXG52e8gtpCt9T0/viewform)

Edit
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Mon, 15 December 2014, 15:51:36
thanks for doing this! one question, what's the difference between the hammer stabs and the standard ones?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Mon, 15 December 2014, 18:45:46
thanks for doing this! one question, what's the difference between the hammer stabs and the standard ones?
Also wondering this.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Sygaldry on Mon, 15 December 2014, 19:24:55
thanks for doing this! one question, what's the difference between the hammer stabs and the standard ones?
Also wondering this.
I remember seeing a post about someone's Hammer stabs flaking out and having to replace them with authentic Cherry stabs (it was in the Duck Viper GB thread somewhere). Just a heads up.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tbc on Tue, 16 December 2014, 00:00:42
won't this make much more sense as a separate gb?

i've never seen a gb inside a gb before
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Karura on Tue, 16 December 2014, 00:02:21
won't this make much more sense as a separate gb?

i've never seen a gb inside a gb before

Obviously you haven't heard of GBception!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tbc on Tue, 16 December 2014, 00:14:26
won't this make much more sense as a separate gb?

i've never seen a gb inside a gb before

Obviously you haven't heard of GBception!

you want me to make a gb for the right to run a gb inside a gb already running?

i hate you
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: blackkat on Tue, 16 December 2014, 10:09:05
thanks for doing this! one question, what's the difference between the hammer stabs and the standard ones?
Also wondering this.

The difference between the two types of stabs seems to be price and quality.  I added both types so that if you wanted something other than Cherry stabs, you could get them. 

Here is the thread that discusses the problems that a GH'er had with imsto/hammer stabs on their Duck Viper: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=65141.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=65141.0)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Sygaldry on Tue, 16 December 2014, 10:55:42
thanks for doing this! one question, what's the difference between the hammer stabs and the standard ones?
Also wondering this.

The difference between the two types of stabs seems to be price and quality.  I added both types so that if you wanted something other than Cherry stabs, you could get them. 

Here is the thread that discusses the problems that a GH'er had with imsto/hammer stabs on their Duck Viper: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=65141.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=65141.0)

Here's a extension of that thread:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=61227.msg1524694;topicseen#msg1524694
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Tue, 16 December 2014, 13:53:14
thanks for doing this! one question, what's the difference between the hammer stabs and the standard ones?
Also wondering this.

The difference between the two types of stabs seems to be price and quality.  I added both types so that if you wanted something other than Cherry stabs, you could get them. 

Here is the thread that discusses the problems that a GH'er had with imsto/hammer stabs on their Duck Viper: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=65141.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=65141.0)
Probably just going to go with the Cherrys then.

My other questions is (and I hope this doesn't come off as me being a jerk) will this save me money on shipping if we're splitting on shipping to Toronto, and then I pay shipping to my house after that?  We all know Canada Post has the most insane pricing in the world afterall.

EDIT:  Answered my own question.  I'm in for this.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Digitize on Tue, 16 December 2014, 16:16:45
This is like everything I always want in a keyboard. But I'm so new to mechanical keyboards with no experience on soldering and stuff.  :(
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 16 December 2014, 17:46:31

This is like everything I always want in a keyboard. But I'm so new to mechanical keyboards with no experience on soldering and stuff.  :(

The hard part is done for you, the SMDs. Soldering switches and LEDs is easier than you think. 

Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: blackkat on Tue, 16 December 2014, 19:45:04

This is like everything I always want in a keyboard. But I'm so new to mechanical keyboards with no experience on soldering and stuff.  :(

The hard part is done for you, the SMDs. Soldering switches and LEDs is easier than you think.

It is really easy.  Here is someone learning how to solder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lCGo_bYqeE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lCGo_bYqeE)

While the soldering involved with this kit is simple, the cost of the original materials is high, so I'd suggest a simple kit to start with to "get your feet wet," something like this kit: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11202 (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11202)

Still plenty of time to learn before the parts for this board arrive  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Tue, 16 December 2014, 20:07:51
This is like everything I always want in a keyboard. But I'm so new to mechanical keyboards with no experience on soldering and stuff.  :(

I have never really soldered anything prior to building my Duck Viper from the last GB. It is actually quite easy and I only had to desolder once because I placed it on the wrong slot for the keyboard layout. All you really need to solder are the LEDs as well as the switches and you are 100% good to go.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Digitize on Sat, 20 December 2014, 01:05:58

The hard part is done for you, the SMDs. Soldering switches and LEDs is easier than you think. 


That is good to know because as of right now now I don't even know what a SMDs is but I am going to google and find out.  :D



I have never really soldered anything prior to building my Duck Viper from the last GB. It is actually quite easy and I only had to desolder once because I placed it on the wrong slot for the keyboard layout. All you really need to solder are the LEDs as well as the switches and you are 100% good to go.

Thanks thanks.


It is really easy.  Here is someone learning how to solder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lCGo_bYqeE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lCGo_bYqeE)

While the soldering involved with this kit is simple, the cost of the original materials is high, so I'd suggest a simple kit to start with to "get your feet wet," something like this kit: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11202 (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11202)

Still plenty of time to learn before the parts for this board arrive  :thumb:

Thanks for the links. I will definitely look into them further and maybe even get that starter kit to "get my feet wet"  :thumb:

Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: doublin on Tue, 23 December 2014, 04:25:57
Am I too late to join the GB? I would love to join the GB if it's still open.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Matt3o on Tue, 23 December 2014, 05:14:49
there you go... another wonderful GB that I missed... there's too much noise in GH, darn!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: infiniti on Tue, 23 December 2014, 05:28:54
there you go... another wonderful GB that I missed... there's too much noise in GH, darn!

It's time to subscribe to the Currently Running Group Buys and Vendor Group Buys thread (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=57761.0). :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Tue, 23 December 2014, 14:17:18
I can take a few more orders.  If you want one, just fill in the form for now.  When I get confirmation that I can take a few more orders, I'll send an invoice.  (I got your order digitize and doublin)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Digitize on Tue, 23 December 2014, 17:07:31
I can take a few more orders.  If you want one, just fill in the form for now.  When I get confirmation that I can take a few more orders, I'll send an invoice.  (I got your order digitize and doublin)

Thanks. I understand if you can't take the late orders. With patience I will find the keyboard that is right for me in the future.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Tue, 23 December 2014, 19:31:17
I can take a few more orders.  If you want one, just fill in the form for now.  When I get confirmation that I can take a few more orders, I'll send an invoice.  (I got your order digitize and doublin)

Thanks. I understand if you can't take the late orders. With patience I will find the keyboard that is right for me in the future.

Actually I can take up to 5 more orders. If you still want it, I'll invoice you tonight.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 23 December 2014, 19:36:32
I can take a few more orders.  If you want one, just fill in the form for now.  When I get confirmation that I can take a few more orders, I'll send an invoice.  (I got your order digitize and doublin)

Thanks. I understand if you can't take the late orders. With patience I will find the keyboard that is right for me in the future.

Actually I can take up to 5 more orders. If you still want it, I'll invoice you tonight.
Are all colors available?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Tue, 23 December 2014, 19:52:21
I can take a few more orders.  If you want one, just fill in the form for now.  When I get confirmation that I can take a few more orders, I'll send an invoice.  (I got your order digitize and doublin)

Thanks. I understand if you can't take the late orders. With patience I will find the keyboard that is right for me in the future.

Actually I can take up to 5 more orders. If you still want it, I'll invoice you tonight.
Are all colors available?

Yes
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 23 December 2014, 20:00:27
I can take a few more orders.  If you want one, just fill in the form for now.  When I get confirmation that I can take a few more orders, I'll send an invoice.  (I got your order digitize and doublin)

Thanks. I understand if you can't take the late orders. With patience I will find the keyboard that is right for me in the future.

Actually I can take up to 5 more orders. If you still want it, I'll invoice you tonight.
Are all colors available?

Yes
What is the deadline for those orders?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: frostylove on Tue, 23 December 2014, 20:42:13
Hi Elton,

Can I have a custom word "Matcha" in the metal sticker of the keyboard?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Digitize on Tue, 23 December 2014, 23:37:38
I can take a few more orders.  If you want one, just fill in the form for now.  When I get confirmation that I can take a few more orders, I'll send an invoice.  (I got your order digitize and doublin)

Thanks. I understand if you can't take the late orders. With patience I will find the keyboard that is right for me in the future.

Actually I can take up to 5 more orders. If you still want it, I'll invoice you tonight.

Sweet!! I'll take. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Matt3o on Wed, 24 December 2014, 02:41:54
Am I right in saying to shipping to Italy would be $48?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: doublin on Wed, 24 December 2014, 23:28:29
Any updates? I still haven't received an invoice for some reason.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Wed, 24 December 2014, 23:31:53
Yeah, sorry I didn't have time. Been busy over the holidays. I'll do it now..

Shipping to Italy has been a problem since they need to declare full value on the item for tax purpose.  Not sure why it's only for Italy, so you'd have to pay VAT..

Frostylove: I've already have that down on my spreadsheet from your PM ;)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Wed, 24 December 2014, 23:44:38
Elton sorry to be repetitive but what's the deadline for those 5 extras? Also do you invoice us immediately?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Wed, 24 December 2014, 23:54:18
Elton sorry to be repetitive but what's the deadline for those 5 extras? Also do you invoice us immediately?

I'll try to and I would like payment asap as it is almost ready to be ship in a month.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: doublin on Thu, 25 December 2014, 01:44:22
I will make the payment either today or tomorrow.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Matt3o on Thu, 25 December 2014, 01:57:27
Shipping to Italy has been a problem since they need to declare full value on the item for tax purpose.  Not sure why it's only for Italy, so you'd have to pay VAT..

sorry I don't get it. I have to pay import tax, like in any other EU country. I pay VAT on any value you declare, being a one of the kind product there's not way for them to verify the value you put it on.

I also got a duck mini, last year and everything went smooth.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Digitize on Thu, 25 December 2014, 08:36:38
Elton sorry to be repetitive but what's the deadline for those 5 extras? Also do you invoice us immediately?

I'll try to and I would like payment asap as it is almost ready to be ship in a month.

Thanks Elton just paid the invoice. You made my Christmas with the last minute shopping.  :D

It's currently 6:30 am Christmas morning here in California, USA.   ;D Happy holidays to everyone.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Thu, 25 December 2014, 09:05:52
Elton sorry to be repetitive but what's the deadline for those 5 extras? Also do you invoice us immediately?

I'll try to and I would like payment asap as it is almost ready to be ship in a month.

Thanks Elton just paid the invoice. You made my Christmas with the last minute shopping.  :D

It's currently 6:30 am Christmas morning here in California, USA.   ;D Happy holidays to everyone.
Did you pm Elton to order or did you fill out the Google doc? I am strictly mobile right now a days can't access the Google doc.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: MrChunky on Thu, 25 December 2014, 09:08:58
Shipping to Italy has been a problem since they need to declare full value on the item for tax purpose.  Not sure why it's only for Italy, so you'd have to pay VAT..

sorry I don't get it. I have to pay import tax, like in any other EU country. I pay VAT on any value you declare, being a one of the kind product there's not way for them to verify the value you put it on.

I also got a duck mini, last year and everything went smooth.

Same here, just declare any (small) reasonable amount when sending. When I received Duck Eagle, as the package had no price I got a call from the tax authorities (in Switzerland) asking me what the value of the goods was. I just told them 50 USD as a keyboard might cost and payed tax on that. Should work fine as long as you write something.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tbc on Thu, 25 December 2014, 12:30:11
Elton sorry to be repetitive but what's the deadline for those 5 extras? Also do you invoice us immediately?

I'll try to and I would like payment asap as it is almost ready to be ship in a month.

Thanks Elton just paid the invoice. You made my Christmas with the last minute shopping.  :D

It's currently 6:30 am Christmas morning here in California, USA.   ;D Happy holidays to everyone.
Did you pm Elton to order or did you fill out the Google doc? I am strictly mobile right now a days can't access the Google doc.

derrr what?

do you not have an android or iphone?  google docs can be accessed through the app or the browser.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Digitize on Thu, 25 December 2014, 14:50:36
Elton sorry to be repetitive but what's the deadline for those 5 extras? Also do you invoice us immediately?

I'll try to and I would like payment asap as it is almost ready to be ship in a month.

Thanks Elton just paid the invoice. You made my Christmas with the last minute shopping.  :D

It's currently 6:30 am Christmas morning here in California, USA.   ;D Happy holidays to everyone.
Did you pm Elton to order or did you fill out the Google doc? I am strictly mobile right now a days can't access the Google doc.

No i ordered it through Google doc.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Thu, 25 December 2014, 18:00:58
Put in an order. Don't rape my wallet Elton.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: doublin on Thu, 25 December 2014, 22:45:29
Elton, I just PM-ed you regarding payment.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: frostylove on Sun, 28 December 2014, 23:15:19
Yeah, sorry I didn't have time. Been busy over the holidays. I'll do it now..

Shipping to Italy has been a problem since they need to declare full value on the item for tax purpose.  Not sure why it's only for Italy, so you'd have to pay VAT..

Frostylove: I've already have that down on my spreadsheet from your PM ;)

Thank you so much! :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Sun, 28 December 2014, 23:17:22
Elton raped my wallet just recently for the Viper and Eagle and now this  :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Mon, 29 December 2014, 00:38:36
Hey Elton I received the invoice but haven't had a chance to look at it yet. I will pay it tomorrow morning as soon as I get a chance.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: doublin on Mon, 29 December 2014, 09:20:48
Hey Elton, is it too late for me to change the case colour? I just joined the GB like a few days ago. I might wanna choose the black case as it looks really good with Dolch keyset, though I have to think about it first.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Mon, 29 December 2014, 17:05:02
Does the octagon use only plate mounted switches or will PCB mounted ones work as well? A little confused about that.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Mon, 29 December 2014, 17:11:09
Does the octagon use only plate mounted switches or will PCB mounted ones work as well? A little confused about that.

Duck's PCBs support PCB mount switches, so either switch type will be fine.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: frostylove on Tue, 30 December 2014, 00:13:15
Exactly. Btw you can always look at the PCB and count the numbers of holes for each switch. On most kustom boards there're 5 holes which means you can use plate mounted switches to build your keyboards with plate, or choose PCB mounted ones just leave out the plate. But for those boards with only 3 holes for each switch, Plate mounted switche is the only choice. As you would guess, the extra 2 holes is designed to improve stability of non-plate keyboards.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 06 January 2015, 09:37:33
What's your guys take on the best way to deal with the rightmost column of keys? The profiles are almost always going to be off if you use any sculptured profile. I just tried my GMK Dolch on my b.mini and the inconsistent height change annoyed me..
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 06 January 2015, 09:47:03
What's your guys take on the best way to deal with the rightmost column of keys? The profiles are almost always going to be off if you use any sculptured profile. I just tried my GMK Dolch on my b.mini and the inconsistent height change annoyed me..

My 75% at work has the correct row key from a numpad.
At home, I use arrow keys. 

I prefer the arrow keys as they at least imply what the key does :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Digitize on Tue, 06 January 2015, 10:54:31
What's your guys take on the best way to deal with the rightmost column of keys? The profiles are almost always going to be off if you use any sculptured profile. I just tried my GMK Dolch on my b.mini and the inconsistent height change annoyed me..

My 75% at work has the correct row key from a numpad.
At home, I use arrow keys. 

I prefer the arrow keys as they at least imply what the key does :)

  Great idea. I didn't even think about the keycaps for the outermost right part of the keyboard. Lately I've been aquiring the stuff I will need to build the keyboard completely. Keycaps, stabilizers and what not. Price comparing/looking around to get the best deal on clear MX switches which I plan to use for this board. If anybody can help point out to me where is the best place to get mx clear switchces I would greatly and fully appreciate it. Thanks.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 06 January 2015, 13:52:31
If anybody can help point out to me where is the best place to get mx clear switchces I would greatly and fully appreciate it. Thanks.

http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_list&c=58
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 06 January 2015, 16:21:28
What's your guys take on the best way to deal with the rightmost column of keys? The profiles are almost always going to be off if you use any sculptured profile. I just tried my GMK Dolch on my b.mini and the inconsistent height change annoyed me..

My 75% at work has the correct row key from a numpad.
At home, I use arrow keys. 

I prefer the arrow keys as they at least imply what the key does :)

Mind posting a picture?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 06 January 2015, 17:27:41
Here is my board at home.

Err, not sure why it's upside down, sorry. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 06 January 2015, 17:42:16
Here is my board at home.

Err, not sure why it's upside down, sorry.

Hmm that is an interesting way of doing it. Solid.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Fri, 09 January 2015, 00:49:51
This is supposed to ship around the end of this month correct?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Fri, 09 January 2015, 08:14:16
Here is my board at home.

Err, not sure why it's upside down, sorry.

Hmm that is an interesting way of doing it. Solid.  :thumb:

Here's my work board:
http://i.imgur.com/0v08LYH.jpg

The layout is the same, but with the keypad caps.
I prefer the arrows.

// Man, that board looks messy. :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: TLSC.wipeOut on Sat, 10 January 2015, 23:19:08
Any new updates for this?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Thu, 15 January 2015, 12:45:41
How are we looking, elton?  Any buzz from duck lately?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Thu, 15 January 2015, 23:24:25
The schedule is still on track for shipping around end of January. :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Fri, 16 January 2015, 00:25:10
The schedule is still on track for shipping around end of January. :)
75% Boner  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Fri, 16 January 2015, 08:35:17
The schedule is still on track for shipping around end of January. :)

woop woop!  :D
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Fri, 16 January 2015, 08:38:36
The schedule is still on track for shipping around end of January. :)

Holla!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Fri, 16 January 2015, 16:53:22
HYPE HYPE HYPE

I just realized this is called Octagon because it has 8 sides. Unless is was already mentioned in the previous pages.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Fri, 16 January 2015, 19:17:08
HYPE HYPE HYPE

I just realized this is called Octagon because it has 8 sides. Unless is was already mentioned in the previous pages.
How do you figure?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Digitize on Fri, 16 January 2015, 19:17:48
HYPE HYPE HYPE

I just realized this is called Octagon because it has 8 sides. Unless is was already mentioned in the previous pages.

I didn't know that.

Mmmmmmmmmmmhmmmmmmm

So excited
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Thu, 22 January 2015, 05:32:14
thought i had this figured out, but now i'm confused. what are the optimal profiles for the arrow cluster and the 4 rightmost nav keys? is it all R4 like in tjweir's photos, or is it

R1
R2
R3
R4

and

       R3
R4   R4    R4

?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Thu, 22 January 2015, 05:36:35

thought i had this figured out, but now i'm confused. what are the optimal profiles for the arrow cluster and the 4 rightmost nav keys? is it all R4 like in tjweir's photos, or is it

R1
R2
R3
R4

and

       R3
R4   R4    R4

?

It's a balance of profile and legend. I value a legend that describes to function more than uniform profile.

You may value profile more. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sat, 24 January 2015, 06:46:49
Finished and remapped my viper, excited for a Duck quality 75%. 

Hype!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Ouro on Sun, 25 January 2015, 08:33:52
If anyone is interested in selling their Octagon, holla at me ~_~
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 25 January 2015, 08:47:45
If anyone is interested in selling their Octagon, holla at me ~_~

Does it have to be an Octagon, or will a MX-MINI do?
I'm replacing my two Aikon-based MX-MINIs with my two Octagons.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Sun, 25 January 2015, 16:06:44
It's a balance of profile and legend. I value a legend that describes to function more than uniform profile.

You may value profile more.
fair enough, but if you use the keys often enough it becomes muscle memory, and by that point i'd much rather have it in the right profile than in the correct legend
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 25 January 2015, 16:30:46
It's a balance of profile and legend. I value a legend that describes to function more than uniform profile.

You may value profile more.
fair enough, but if you use the keys often enough it becomes muscle memory, and by that point i'd much rather have it in the right profile than in the correct legend

Totally valid.  I have the (almost) matching profile at work, and the arrows at home.  I don't notice anything different, but it's been a few years now. :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 28 January 2015, 11:11:29
Any news Elton?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: MGH on Wed, 28 January 2015, 11:13:27
If anyone is interested in selling their Octagon, holla at me ~_~

Does it have to be an Octagon, or will a MX-MINI do?
I'm replacing my two Aikon-based MX-MINIs with my two Octagons.
What is aikon? I'm thinking of getting a 75% keyboard but I don't think I need aluminum.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 28 January 2015, 11:33:08
If anyone is interested in selling their Octagon, holla at me ~_~

Does it have to be an Octagon, or will a MX-MINI do?
I'm replacing my two Aikon-based MX-MINIs with my two Octagons.
What is aikon? I'm thinking of getting a 75% keyboard but I don't think I need aluminum.

Aikon is the controller - https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=8308.0
Both of the boards I am replacing use Aikon controllers.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Wed, 28 January 2015, 11:39:06
Soon™??
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Wed, 28 January 2015, 12:28:45
I totally forgot but was it march or febuary for the eta on these boards?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Wed, 28 January 2015, 12:35:39
I totally forgot but was it march or febuary for the eta on these boards?

I think Elton said they would be ready by the end of this month.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 28 January 2015, 12:45:47
Yup, end of January, hence my post.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Wed, 28 January 2015, 13:09:11
Still 3 more days left.  :P

I hope they ship soon but I'm preparing myself for a delay.  Can't have a group buy without delays, it's just not proper.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Fri, 30 January 2015, 18:48:52
Hey guys, these will ship early next week. Say...by Wednesday hopefully!

Next will be a TKL....... :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Fri, 30 January 2015, 18:53:05
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Fri, 30 January 2015, 18:58:50
Oh and duck just sent me these acrylic. Maybe we can include this next time around.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/30/ad12a249a89eeb9c71f450d1284cc1c5.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/30/08055647e12572f8cfeead4f01b9809d.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Fri, 30 January 2015, 19:04:49
Hey guys, these will ship early next week. Say...by Wednesday hopefully!

Next will be a TKL....... :thumb:

Orion V2?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tuantruong on Fri, 30 January 2015, 19:07:50
Hey guys, these will ship early next week. Say...by Wednesday hopefully!

Next will be a TKL....... :thumb:
(http://i1.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/011/048/aw_yiss_by_radish_earring-d387dkg.png)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Fri, 30 January 2015, 19:09:58
Hey guys, these will ship early next week. Say...by Wednesday hopefully!

Next will be a TKL....... :thumb:

Orion V2?

That`s right. I believe it will be half acrylic/pc with aluminium top. Around half the cost of the V1.

Something like this?  Not 100% sure yet as I haven't seen the pictures  for the V2.

(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/728/088/001/9e187aa9bba7f7eaafb7e7bfff1aa878.jpg)


Don't quote me on this though...might be full acrylic for all i know!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Fri, 30 January 2015, 19:10:25
But I'm already broke as sh8 from all my duck boards T_T
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: exitfire401 on Fri, 30 January 2015, 19:15:03
But I'm already broke as sh8 from all my duck boards T_T

Shhh. shhhhhhh.....shhhh it's all ogre now.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Fnzzy on Fri, 30 January 2015, 20:11:40
Damn, just when I want an aluminum TKL everything becomes acrylic :(
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Fri, 30 January 2015, 20:43:19
Wooo Duck TKL!!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Fri, 30 January 2015, 20:59:19
Hey guys, these will ship early next week. Say...by Wednesday hopefully!

Next will be a TKL....... :thumb:

(http://i.imgur.com/VGrqxcu.gif)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Sat, 31 January 2015, 20:48:53
Very excited to get my first Keyboard kit from geekhack... I am such a noob that I have no idea what TKL is... tenkeyless?

Just to be sure... this is what I have gotten in addition to the Octagon GB:

Cherry MX Green switches x 100 or so
Micro USB Cable... (hoping that is right)
Ducky Cherry Keyset
A few stabilizers and the little white things that go on the stabilizers
And of course I already have a soldering kit / solder, as well as keypull tool

Anything I am missing?  Should I buy LED if I want them or do they come with the kit?

Thanks for any answers, as I said.. first timer here stepping up from just replacing keys to a full kb.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: exitfire401 on Sat, 31 January 2015, 20:49:21
Very excited to get my first Keyboard kit from geekhack... I am such a noob that I have no idea what TKL is... tenkeyless?

Correct.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Sat, 31 January 2015, 21:38:55
Very excited to get my first Keyboard kit from geekhack... I am such a noob that I have no idea what TKL is... tenkeyless?

Just to be sure... this is what I have gotten in addition to the Octagon GB:

Cherry MX Green switches x 100 or so
Micro USB Cable... (hoping that is right)
Ducky Cherry Keyset
A few stabilizers and the little white things that go on the stabilizers
And of course I already have a soldering kit / solder, as well as keypull tool

Anything I am missing?  Should I buy LED if I want them or do they come with the kit?

Thanks for any answers, as I said.. first timer here stepping up from just replacing keys to a full kb.


You'll need a mini usb cable, not micro.
You would also need to purchase PCB mount Cherry stabilizers, not Costar ones. The plate doesn't support plate mount / Costar stabs.
Switch LEDs are not included either, so you'll need to source some of those.


---

Elton: I recall you said something about customizing the metallic sticker for the octagon. Was there a form we were supposed to fill out? Or did duck end up just using an "X"? Hopefully it's not just the username of the order.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Sat, 31 January 2015, 22:54:24
Very excited to get my first Keyboard kit from geekhack... I am such a noob that I have no idea what TKL is... tenkeyless?

Just to be sure... this is what I have gotten in addition to the Octagon GB:

Cherry MX Green switches x 100 or so
Micro USB Cable... (hoping that is right)
Ducky Cherry Keyset
A few stabilizers and the little white things that go on the stabilizers
And of course I already have a soldering kit / solder, as well as keypull tool

Anything I am missing?  Should I buy LED if I want them or do they come with the kit?

Thanks for any answers, as I said.. first timer here stepping up from just replacing keys to a full kb.


You'll need a mini usb cable, not micro.
You would also need to purchase PCB mount Cherry stabilizers, not Costar ones. The plate doesn't support plate mount / Costar stabs.
Switch LEDs are not included either, so you'll need to source some of those.


---

Elton: I recall you said something about customizing the metallic sticker for the octagon. Was there a form we were supposed to fill out? Or did duck end up just using an "X"? Hopefully it's not just the username of the order.

I did not know this about the plate.

Thankfully I haven't purchased stabs yet...
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Sun, 01 February 2015, 00:07:51
I still need to source switches and LEDS. I've been slacking.

Also need a key set to rock with this. The dream is a GMK classic beige, but I've already got GMK Dolch, and that GMK Hyperfuse is also tempting me.  Any opinions from my fellow GB member to go with the blue grey case?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Sun, 01 February 2015, 01:10:24
Very excited to get my first Keyboard kit from geekhack... I am such a noob that I have no idea what TKL is... tenkeyless?

Just to be sure... this is what I have gotten in addition to the Octagon GB:

Cherry MX Green switches x 100 or so
Micro USB Cable... (hoping that is right)
Ducky Cherry Keyset
A few stabilizers and the little white things that go on the stabilizers
And of course I already have a soldering kit / solder, as well as keypull tool

Anything I am missing?  Should I buy LED if I want them or do they come with the kit?

Thanks for any answers, as I said.. first timer here stepping up from just replacing keys to a full kb.


You'll need a mini usb cable, not micro.
You would also need to purchase PCB mount Cherry stabilizers, not Costar ones. The plate doesn't support plate mount / Costar stabs.
Switch LEDs are not included either, so you'll need to source some of those.


---

Elton: I recall you said something about customizing the metallic sticker for the octagon. Was there a form we were supposed to fill out? Or did duck end up just using an "X"? Hopefully it's not just the username of the order.
In a pm to me Elton said by default they were going to include metal stickers with our usernames on it unless specified otherwise.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Sun, 01 February 2015, 01:14:04
Elton: I recall you said something about customizing the metallic sticker for the octagon. Was there a form we were supposed to fill out? Or did duck end up just using an "X"? Hopefully it's not just the username of the order.
he said to PM him if you wanted to customize the sticker. i did it around 2 weeks ago, no idea if it's too late now

whizzard, other optional parts you can get are custom weight springs and lube for springs/stabs/switches.

Also need a key set to rock with this. The dream is a GMK classic beige, but I've already got GMK Dolch, and that GMK Hyperfuse is also tempting me.  Any opinions from my fellow GB member to go with the blue grey case?
i'm waiting for GMK TA, my personal favorite colorscheme. dark teal and blue grey should be a decent match, but in my head i actually think Hyperfuse would fit the blue grey case most. Classic Beige i'm not a fan of, and it's much more picky with case colors than Hyperfuse or TA.

those are the currently known GH options, there will be even more as the year progresses. tons GMK sets being produced on Chinese forums as well, but i know nothing about those
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: zennasyndroxx on Sun, 01 February 2015, 01:44:13
Hey guys, these will ship early next week. Say...by Wednesday hopefully!

Next will be a TKL....... :thumb:

Orion V2?

That`s right. I believe it will be half acrylic/pc with aluminium top. Around half the cost of the V1.

Something like this?  Not 100% sure yet as I haven't seen the pictures  for the V2.

Show Image
(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/728/088/001/9e187aa9bba7f7eaafb7e7bfff1aa878.jpg)



Don't quote me on this though...might be full acrylic for all i know!

hmmm, if this is true, i'm in!

For those who don't know, this is the unicorn x2 where it uses alu top and pc btm instead of pc top in unicorn x1.

please make the x2 buy a success :3
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Digitize on Sun, 01 February 2015, 02:40:52
Very excited to get my first Keyboard kit from geekhack... I am such a noob that I have no idea what TKL is... tenkeyless?

Just to be sure... this is what I have gotten in addition to the Octagon GB:

Cherry MX Green switches x 100 or so
Micro USB Cable... (hoping that is right)
Ducky Cherry Keyset
A few stabilizers and the little white things that go on the stabilizers
And of course I already have a soldering kit / solder, as well as keypull tool

Anything I am missing?  Should I buy LED if I want them or do they come with the kit?

Thanks for any answers, as I said.. first timer here stepping up from just replacing keys to a full kb.


You'll need a mini usb cable, not micro.
You would also need to purchase PCB mount Cherry stabilizers, not Costar ones. The plate doesn't support plate mount / Costar stabs.
Switch LEDs are not included either, so you'll need to source some of those.


---

Elton: I recall you said something about customizing the metallic sticker for the octagon. Was there a form we were supposed to fill out? Or did duck end up just using an "X"? Hopefully it's not just the username of the order.
In a pm to me Elton said by default they were going to include metal stickers with our usernames on it unless specified otherwise.

luckily i find to like my default username.  :))
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: yicaoyimu on Sun, 01 February 2015, 22:24:38
Hey guys, these will ship early next week. Say...by Wednesday hopefully!

Next will be a TKL....... :thumb:

Orion V2?

That`s right. I believe it will be half acrylic/pc with aluminium top. Around half the cost of the V1.

Something like this?  Not 100% sure yet as I haven't seen the pictures  for the V2.

Show Image
(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/728/088/001/9e187aa9bba7f7eaafb7e7bfff1aa878.jpg)



Don't quote me on this though...might be full acrylic for all i know!

Unicorn X2 please please please!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: zennasyndroxx on Mon, 02 February 2015, 00:37:40
Hey guys, these will ship early next week. Say...by Wednesday hopefully!

Next will be a TKL....... :thumb:

Orion V2?

That`s right. I believe it will be half acrylic/pc with aluminium top. Around half the cost of the V1.

Something like this?  Not 100% sure yet as I haven't seen the pictures  for the V2.

Show Image
(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/728/088/001/9e187aa9bba7f7eaafb7e7bfff1aa878.jpg)



Don't quote me on this though...might be full acrylic for all i know!

Unicorn X2 please please please!

Yes yes!

Big god so diao want to buy how many unit?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Mon, 02 February 2015, 01:08:05
Thanks a million for the tips everyone.  I got myself the right USB cable and PCB mount stabilizers.  I have taken one of my switches apart just to see what it was like... do the LEDs go right in the little two hole seat inside the switch?  Or do you mount the LEDs to the board?  With most electronics modding it is self explanatory when you look at the board you are working with, but I am just excited and thinking ahead.  Try to remember the first time you got a keyboard PCB, and that's where I am at. 

I ordered both the flat type and the standard diode type, Red in color along with 130ohm resistors... I might not even light the board up, but they were cheap enough to add it into the kit... I am just hoping I don't destroy the beautiful PCB I have on the way when I go to put it all together!  I will take it slow and ask before I act.  There are some wonderful tutorials and guides on this forum I will be relying on.. thanks again.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: JaccoW on Mon, 02 February 2015, 01:26:20
Hey guys, these will ship early next week. Say...by Wednesday hopefully!

Next will be a TKL....... :thumb:
Orion V2?
That`s right. I believe it will be half acrylic/pc with aluminium top. Around half the cost of the V1.
Something like this?  Not 100% sure yet as I haven't seen the pictures  for the V2.
Show Image
(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/728/088/001/9e187aa9bba7f7eaafb7e7bfff1aa878.jpg)

Don't quote me on this though...might be full acrylic for all i know!
Will you offer Plate + PCB separately as well? I want some extras to play with. Provided they fit the V1 of course. :D
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Mon, 02 February 2015, 01:32:30
Thanks a million for the tips everyone.  I got myself the right USB cable and PCB mount stabilizers.  I have taken one of my switches apart just to see what it was like... do the LEDs go right in the little two hole seat inside the switch?  Or do you mount the LEDs to the board?  With most electronics modding it is self explanatory when you look at the board you are working with, but I am just excited and thinking ahead.  Try to remember the first time you got a keyboard PCB, and that's where I am at. 

I ordered both the flat type and the standard diode type, Red in color along with 130ohm resistors... I might not even light the board up, but they were cheap enough to add it into the kit... I am just hoping I don't destroy the beautiful PCB I have on the way when I go to put it all together!  I will take it slow and ask before I act.  There are some wonderful tutorials and guides on this forum I will be relying on.. thanks again.

The LEDs sit ontop of the switch housing. You insert the legs into the little slit, and it'll pass through the two holes inside and into the PCB. Just make sure you get your polarity right when soldering!

The board also already comes with factory pre-soldered surface mount resistors. For most LEDs, it's not necessary to swap out the resistors unless you want to be super picky about brightness. If you got through-hole resistors, then you won't be able to use them on this PCB. ;)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Mon, 02 February 2015, 02:03:39

The LEDs sit ontop of the switch housing. You insert the legs into the little slit, and it'll pass through the two holes inside and into the PCB. Just make sure you get your polarity right when soldering!

The board also already comes with factory pre-soldered surface mount resistors. For most LEDs, it's not necessary to swap out the resistors unless you want to be super picky about brightness. If you got through-hole resistors, then you won't be able to use them on this PCB. ;)

AAhhh interesting... thanks.  I was wondering if the resistors were completely necessary.  I am just hoping I get this worked out how I have it in my mind without any huge mistakes... I am the type that would get every switch soldered in and find out after that I did it upside-down or something foolish.  :-[ 

I have never done a GB before and I am sure it will be well worth the wait.   I was thinking it came all put together at first, (embarrassing) but the fact that I can really make it mine makes it that much better.  I selected the Octagon because it looked extremely nice and well made along with how many key layouts it offered.  Being new I wonder what would you experienced kb modders think is one of the best reasons to take this group buy over another?  What sets it apart from your run of the mill board on the custom keyboard vendor sites?  Just curious... thanks! (sorry for all the questions.. heh)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Mon, 02 February 2015, 02:11:36

The LEDs sit ontop of the switch housing. You insert the legs into the little slit, and it'll pass through the two holes inside and into the PCB. Just make sure you get your polarity right when soldering!

The board also already comes with factory pre-soldered surface mount resistors. For most LEDs, it's not necessary to swap out the resistors unless you want to be super picky about brightness. If you got through-hole resistors, then you won't be able to use them on this PCB. ;)

AAhhh interesting... thanks.  I was wondering if the resistors were completely necessary.  I am just hoping I get this worked out how I have it in my mind without any huge mistakes... I am the type that would get every switch soldered in and find out after that I did it upside-down or something foolish.  :-[ 

I have never done a GB before and I am sure it will be well worth the wait.   I was thinking it came all put together at first, (embarrassing) but the fact that I can really make it mine makes it that much better.  I selected the Octagon because it looked extremely nice and well made along with how many key layouts it offered.  Being new I wonder what would you experienced kb modders think is one of the best reasons to take this group buy over another?  What sets it apart from your run of the mill board on the custom keyboard vendor sites?  Just curious... thanks! (sorry for all the questions.. heh)

There aren't many 75% custom cnc'd aluminum keyboards on the market, so that alone sets this GB apart.

Additionally, you'll soon find out the definition of "wallethack". Gotta collect 'em all ;)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Mon, 02 February 2015, 09:18:25
Thanks a million for the tips everyone.  I got myself the right USB cable and PCB mount stabilizers.  I have taken one of my switches apart just to see what it was like... do the LEDs go right in the little two hole seat inside the switch?  Or do you mount the LEDs to the board?  With most electronics modding it is self explanatory when you look at the board you are working with, but I am just excited and thinking ahead.  Try to remember the first time you got a keyboard PCB, and that's where I am at. 

I ordered both the flat type and the standard diode type, Red in color along with 130ohm resistors... I might not even light the board up, but they were cheap enough to add it into the kit... I am just hoping I don't destroy the beautiful PCB I have on the way when I go to put it all together!  I will take it slow and ask before I act.  There are some wonderful tutorials and guides on this forum I will be relying on.. thanks again.

The LEDs sit ontop of the switch housing. You insert the legs into the little slit, and it'll pass through the two holes inside and into the PCB. Just make sure you get your polarity right when soldering!

The board also already comes with factory pre-soldered surface mount resistors. For most LEDs, it's not necessary to swap out the resistors unless you want to be super picky about brightness. If you got through-hole resistors, then you won't be able to use them on this PCB. ;)
What can we expect from the pre-installed resistors?  I was wanting to use LEDs I got from AliExpress.  These, actually:  http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/High-Quality-and-High-lightness-100pcs-2x3x4-Rectangular-square-type-sky-blue-color-led-beads-brightness600/629743_2022772817.html

They're rated at 20mA current and 3.2 Vf.  I'm guessing I would need a 100ohm, 1/8W resistor for those, but I understand there's some wiggle room.  I'm not exactly sure how that works.  Just don't want to screw it up...
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Mon, 02 February 2015, 09:42:00

The LEDs sit ontop of the switch housing. You insert the legs into the little slit, and it'll pass through the two holes inside and into the PCB. Just make sure you get your polarity right when soldering!

The board also already comes with factory pre-soldered surface mount resistors. For most LEDs, it's not necessary to swap out the resistors unless you want to be super picky about brightness. If you got through-hole resistors, then you won't be able to use them on this PCB. ;)

AAhhh interesting... thanks.  I was wondering if the resistors were completely necessary.  I am just hoping I get this worked out how I have it in my mind without any huge mistakes... I am the type that would get every switch soldered in and find out after that I did it upside-down or something foolish.  :-[ 

I have never done a GB before and I am sure it will be well worth the wait.   I was thinking it came all put together at first, (embarrassing) but the fact that I can really make it mine makes it that much better.  I selected the Octagon because it looked extremely nice and well made along with how many key layouts it offered.  Being new I wonder what would you experienced kb modders think is one of the best reasons to take this group buy over another?  What sets it apart from your run of the mill board on the custom keyboard vendor sites?  Just curious... thanks! (sorry for all the questions.. heh)

There aren't many 75% custom cnc'd aluminum keyboards on the market, so that alone sets this GB apart.

Additionally, you'll soon find out the definition of "wallethack". Gotta collect 'em all ;)


Yep, I generally solve the decision-making process by buying everything. :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Wed, 04 February 2015, 02:02:35
Is there a certain driver or software package made for use with this keyboard?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Wed, 04 February 2015, 02:09:00
Should be the same one as lightsaver and viper/eagle/
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Wed, 04 February 2015, 02:23:24
I hope these ship quickly I'm so eager to get it! Anyone know how long it usually takes for stuff to get to the US from Korea?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Wed, 04 February 2015, 02:31:08
like 1 week on average since we paid for EMS shipping =)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Wed, 04 February 2015, 19:39:35
Is tracking going to be updated via paypal?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Wed, 04 February 2015, 22:16:27
Depends. Sometimes he just gives it if you ask for it but either ways, its 1 week shipping.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: snipars on Thu, 05 February 2015, 03:50:00
holy **** this keyboard looks amazing. wish i had found this groupbuy before it ended
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Thu, 05 February 2015, 06:07:18
I'm sure you can pick up some extras from people if they do decide to drop their build.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: taylordcraig on Thu, 05 February 2015, 11:04:52

The LEDs sit ontop of the switch housing. You insert the legs into the little slit, and it'll pass through the two holes inside and into the PCB. Just make sure you get your polarity right when soldering!

The board also already comes with factory pre-soldered surface mount resistors. For most LEDs, it's not necessary to swap out the resistors unless you want to be super picky about brightness. If you got through-hole resistors, then you won't be able to use them on this PCB. ;)

AAhhh interesting... thanks.  I was wondering if the resistors were completely necessary.  I am just hoping I get this worked out how I have it in my mind without any huge mistakes... I am the type that would get every switch soldered in and find out after that I did it upside-down or something foolish.  :-[ 

I have never done a GB before and I am sure it will be well worth the wait.   I was thinking it came all put together at first, (embarrassing) but the fact that I can really make it mine makes it that much better.  I selected the Octagon because it looked extremely nice and well made along with how many key layouts it offered.  Being new I wonder what would you experienced kb modders think is one of the best reasons to take this group buy over another?  What sets it apart from your run of the mill board on the custom keyboard vendor sites?  Just curious... thanks! (sorry for all the questions.. heh)

I agree with Zeal on the 75% CNC part.  Aside from that, ducks cool side windows look awesome, I'll find and link jaccow [i think] made a guide about diffusing them with sand paper.

holy **** this keyboard looks amazing. wish i had found this groupbuy before it ended

That's how I felt about duck lightsaver. I've owned three now.
Best of luck to you. :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: JaccoW on Thu, 05 February 2015, 11:52:54
[...] Aside from that, ducks cool side windows look awesome, I'll find and link JaccoW [i think] made a guide about diffusing them with sand paper.
(https://33.media.tumblr.com/f0d04738182b4b1aa086de652582f318/tumblr_mpyd4sV5Zl1qdae2ro1_500.gif)
:D

Here (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=56877.msg1551072#msg1551072) is the link. ;)
The coarser you can get your sandpaper the more diffused it will look. I used grit 400 but some people even used grit 100.
(http://i.imgur.com/lc63T8mh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/lc63T8m)(http://i.imgur.com/J6dF04ql.jpg) (http://imgur.com/J6dF04q)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: taylordcraig on Thu, 05 February 2015, 13:02:42
Thanks for beating me to it. It should be stickied in ducks sub forum. I'm gonna link it in my signature too.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Thu, 05 February 2015, 13:11:29
awesome tutorial. quick question, Elton posted an image above of a translucent insert and an opaque one

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/30/08055647e12572f8cfeead4f01b9809d.jpg)

what difference will sanding the solid insert make, if any?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: JaccoW on Thu, 05 February 2015, 13:31:41
The opaque one was sandblasted I believe
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: taylordcraig on Thu, 05 February 2015, 13:42:21
Sanding the transparent insert with increasingly coarser sandpaper should result in a similar look. I have some spare inserts, I'll run to the hardware store next week and get back to you guys in a while.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Thu, 05 February 2015, 14:42:08
Any shipping news? 

I want to build these so I can start selling my other boards.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Thu, 05 February 2015, 14:48:01
There were some delays and problems from the sticker maker and they won't produce our peronsalized stickers. So now Duck is not going to include personalized stickers instead the sets will include  kbdlab, octagon, and their "X" logo stickers..

Very sorry about that.  Because of the stickers, the shipping is delayed a bit. I was told they will be shipped tomorrow or  in a few more days..
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Thu, 05 February 2015, 14:51:11
I guess the sticker was a..... sticking point then.

dealwithit.gif
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Thu, 05 February 2015, 14:52:02
There were some delays and problems from the sticker maker and they won't produce our peronsalized stickers. So now Duck is not going to include personalized stickers instead the sets will include  kbdlab, octagon, and their "X" logo stickers..

Very sorry about that.  Because of the stickers, the shipping is delayed a bit. I was told they will be shipped tomorrow or  in a few more days..
That is fine with me. I prefer those than my username haha
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Thu, 05 February 2015, 14:52:31
Sanding the transparent insert with increasingly coarser sandpaper should result in a similar look. I have some spare inserts, I'll run to the hardware store next week and get back to you guys in a while.

The one I have is not sandblasted. I was told they're 3form acrylics?

http://www.3-form.com/materials/chroma/chroma_vapor/

Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: metalliqaz on Thu, 05 February 2015, 15:01:11
Oh wow, I love 75%.  Sorry I missed this
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Thu, 05 February 2015, 16:57:28
There were some delays and problems from the sticker maker and they won't produce our peronsalized stickers. So now Duck is not going to include personalized stickers instead the sets will include  kbdlab, octagon, and their "X" logo stickers..

Very sorry about that.  Because of the stickers, the shipping is delayed a bit. I was told they will be shipped tomorrow or  in a few more days..

I think we would much rather have these ship than wait on stickers haha. I forgot who said it, but someone called it, there was a delay!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Thu, 05 February 2015, 19:32:18
There were some delays and problems from the sticker maker and they won't produce our peronsalized stickers. So now Duck is not going to include personalized stickers instead the sets will include  kbdlab, octagon, and their "X" logo stickers..

Very sorry about that.  Because of the stickers, the shipping is delayed a bit. I was told they will be shipped tomorrow or  in a few more days..

I think we would much rather have these ship than wait on stickers haha. I forgot who said it, but someone called it, there was a delay!
;D
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Thu, 05 February 2015, 19:40:13
There were some delays and problems from the sticker maker and they won't produce our peronsalized stickers. So now Duck is not going to include personalized stickers instead the sets will include  kbdlab, octagon, and their "X" logo stickers..

Very sorry about that.  Because of the stickers, the shipping is delayed a bit. I was told they will be shipped tomorrow or  in a few more days..

I think we would much rather have these ship than wait on stickers haha. I forgot who said it, but someone called it, there was a delay!
;D

Just checked. It was you. Good call haha. Although I wish you were wrong!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Thu, 05 February 2015, 22:27:04
There were some delays and problems from the sticker maker and they won't produce our peronsalized stickers. So now Duck is not going to include personalized stickers instead the sets will include  kbdlab, octagon, and their "X" logo stickers..

Very sorry about that.  Because of the stickers, the shipping is delayed a bit. I was told they will be shipped tomorrow or  in a few more days..

I think we would much rather have these ship than wait on stickers haha. I forgot who said it, but someone called it, there was a delay!
;D

Just checked. It was you. Good call haha. Although I wish you were wrong!

One of very few times I'd prefer to be wrong!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Thu, 05 February 2015, 22:29:06
In a way, having a "stock" sticker could be preferable in case someone decides to sell their Octagon in the future. :P

However having a customized one would have also made it just that much more personalized. :P
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Fri, 06 February 2015, 00:51:19
There were some delays and problems from the sticker maker and they won't produce our peronsalized stickers. So now Duck is not going to include personalized stickers instead the sets will include  kbdlab, octagon, and their "X" logo stickers..

Very sorry about that.  Because of the stickers, the shipping is delayed a bit. I was told they will be shipped tomorrow or  in a few more days..

Hopefully they go out before this weekend!  :p **** seems to travels faster over weekends it seems. Could just be me though.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Fri, 06 February 2015, 01:07:58
There were some delays and problems from the sticker maker and they won't produce our peronsalized stickers. So now Duck is not going to include personalized stickers instead the sets will include  kbdlab, octagon, and their "X" logo stickers..

Very sorry about that.  Because of the stickers, the shipping is delayed a bit. I was told they will be shipped tomorrow or  in a few more days..

Hopefully they go out before this weekend!  :p **** seems to travels faster over weekends it seems. Could just be me though.

It's already Friday afternoon there. :P

Items move "faster" over the weekend because mail still moves & planes still fly during the weekends. Items just don't get picked up for processing in many countries over Sat/Sun.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Fri, 06 February 2015, 01:15:30
There were some delays and problems from the sticker maker and they won't produce our peronsalized stickers. So now Duck is not going to include personalized stickers instead the sets will include  kbdlab, octagon, and their "X" logo stickers..

Very sorry about that.  Because of the stickers, the shipping is delayed a bit. I was told they will be shipped tomorrow or  in a few more days..

Hopefully they go out before this weekend!  **** seems to travels faster over weekends it seems. Could just be me though.

It's already Friday afternoon there.

Items move "faster" over the weekend because mail still moves & planes still fly during the weekends. Items just don't get picked up for processing in many countries over Sat/Sun.
Well let's hope they got sent out!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: taylordcraig on Sat, 07 February 2015, 12:18:53
Sanding the transparent insert with increasingly coarser sandpaper should result in a similar look. I have some spare inserts, I'll run to the hardware store next week and get back to you guys in a while.

The one I have is not sandblasted. I was told they're 3form acrylics?

http://www.3-form.com/materials/chroma/chroma_vapor/

"Saw Cut - Standard edge finish.
Polished Edge Finish - Superfine sanded finish with 1200 grit paper combined with a polished buffing process. The result is a clear appearance with a soft sheen.
Renewable Matte - 220 grit sand paper provides a consistent, brushed look.
*All Chroma panels come standard with a saw cut edge finish."
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: waffle418 on Mon, 09 February 2015, 19:32:43
I just found this and I'm looking for a 75% if anyone that ordered is no longer interested, I'd possibly be willing to pick it up from you.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Mon, 09 February 2015, 19:45:38
I am not sure if I missed it but when will these be arriving since there is a slight delay?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Mon, 09 February 2015, 19:51:59
I am not sure if I missed it but when will these be arriving since there is a slight delay?

Nothing has been said yet. Hopefully they go out this week, I really hope these don't get held up any longer than that just because of stickers..
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Mon, 09 February 2015, 19:53:17
Grr. Really want my octagons so I can start building.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Mon, 09 February 2015, 20:01:23
Grr. Really want my octagons so I can start building.

But what about that viper and eagle haha.

I am actually going to be sending my Octagon and Viper to thechemist to get built. Just waiting on sips and leds from nuclearsandwich
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Mon, 09 February 2015, 20:24:22
Grr. Really want my octagons so I can start building.

But what about that viper and eagle haha.

I am actually going to be sending my Octagon and Viper to thechemist to get built. Just waiting on sips and leds from nuclearsandwich
I traded away my Eagle but I do have my viper as my current board i am using atm. How did you want yours built? My viper used SIP sockets too but I only used the ones off ebay and they worked fine the way I used them.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tadbitnerdy on Tue, 10 February 2015, 07:32:54
I'm just worried that this will show up at a place I won't be living anymore :/
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 10 February 2015, 07:44:09
Grr. Really want my octagons so I can start building.

But what about that viper and eagle haha.

I am actually going to be sending my Octagon and Viper to thechemist to get built. Just waiting on sips and leds from nuclearsandwich

I'm waiting on the SIPs/LEDs as well.
But I'm really waiting on myself to desolder some old MX Blacks. :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: snipars on Tue, 10 February 2015, 08:18:38
so how do the LEDs work on this keyboard? 
a lot of the korean customs i've seen have some weird combination of red lighting on a few rows, and blue on others 
is that just due to the taste of the creators of the keyboard, or do they have LEDs that can be changed per each individual row?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 10 February 2015, 08:31:41
so how do the LEDs work on this keyboard? 
a lot of the korean customs i've seen have some weird combination of red lighting on a few rows, and blue on others 
is that just due to the taste of the creators of the keyboard, or do they have LEDs that can be changed per each individual row?

The LEDs that come with the PCB are those on the back, see: http://duck0113.tistory.com/106
Quote
Full LED and RGB SMD LED compatible.  17 RGB SMD LEDs are included!
The LEDs per switch are up to the assembler, your choice.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Tue, 10 February 2015, 09:22:43
Since we're talking about LEDs again, can anyone answer my question from earlier?

What can we expect from the pre-installed resistors?  I was wanting to use LEDs I got from AliExpress.  These, actually:  http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/High-Quality-and-High-lightness-100pcs-2x3x4-Rectangular-square-type-sky-blue-color-led-beads-brightness600/629743_2022772817.html

They're rated at 20mA current and 3.2 Vf.  I'm guessing I would need a 100ohm, 1/8W resistor for those, but I understand there's some wiggle room.  I'm not exactly sure how that works.  Just don't want to screw it up...
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Tue, 10 February 2015, 17:34:14
They're getting ready to ship today or tomorrow.  Because of the delay, I convinced them to add a set of stabilizer for each order, so hopefully each set will get a stabilizer set each.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 10 February 2015, 17:35:00
They're getting ready to ship today or tomorrow.  Because of the delay, I convinced them to add a set of stabilizer for each order, so hopefully each set will get a stabilizer set each.

THANKS ELTON!!!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 10 February 2015, 17:35:48

They're getting ready to ship today or tomorrow.  Because of the delay, I convinced them to add a set of stabilizer for each order, so hopefully each set will get a stabilizer set each.

Great news!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: cannonking on Tue, 10 February 2015, 17:44:25
Nice, they're Cherry stabs, yes?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Tue, 10 February 2015, 17:45:37
They're getting ready to ship today or tomorrow.  Because of the delay, I convinced them to add a set of stabilizer for each order, so hopefully each set will get a stabilizer set each.
already got my stabs along with some others here, but this is much appreciated nevertheless
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Tue, 10 February 2015, 17:52:23
Nice, they're Cherry stabs, yes?

pretty sure they are.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Tue, 10 February 2015, 18:18:25
They're getting ready to ship today or tomorrow.  Because of the delay, I convinced them to add a set of stabilizer for each order, so hopefully each set will get a stabilizer set each.

Great to hear. Thanks, Elton!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Tue, 10 February 2015, 19:25:21
They're getting ready to ship today or tomorrow.  Because of the delay, I convinced them to add a set of stabilizer for each order, so hopefully each set will get a stabilizer set each.
DUNDUNDUN Excited for my Duck octagons then. Each octagon will come with a set?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Tue, 10 February 2015, 21:50:06
Still haven't picked up my LEDs or switches yet. Haha. Oof. Guess I should get on that.

Quick question for anyone who knows - does the plate allow switches to be opened once they're soldered?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Tue, 10 February 2015, 21:51:43
Still haven't picked up my LEDs or switches yet. Haha. Oof. Guess I should get on that.

Quick question for anyone who knows - does the plate allow switches to be opened once they're soldered?
I donn't think so. My viper doesn't.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: zennasyndroxx on Tue, 10 February 2015, 22:01:50
Still haven't picked up my LEDs or switches yet. Haha. Oof. Guess I should get on that.

Quick question for anyone who knows - does the plate allow switches to be opened once they're soldered?

so far I've not seen korean customs with plates that allow switch to be opened.

however, there is some boards that has somekinda 'half plate' where only the alphanumericals don't have a plate so you can open them up
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Digitize on Wed, 11 February 2015, 09:23:27
Still haven't picked up my LEDs or switches yet. Haha. Oof. Guess I should get on that.

Quick question for anyone who knows - does the plate allow switches to be opened once they're soldered?

I need to get on buying my switches too.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Wed, 11 February 2015, 09:46:08
anyone else waiting for Gaterons?

I just found this and I'm looking for a 75% if anyone that ordered is no longer interested, I'd possibly be willing to pick it up from you.
PM elton and ask, he said there's a chance there will be extras leftover once all the orders are accounted for
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Wed, 11 February 2015, 10:15:24
Still haven't picked up my LEDs or switches yet. Haha. Oof. Guess I should get on that.

Quick question for anyone who knows - does the plate allow switches to be opened once they're soldered?
I donn't think so. My viper doesn't.

Still haven't picked up my LEDs or switches yet. Haha. Oof. Guess I should get on that.

Quick question for anyone who knows - does the plate allow switches to be opened once they're soldered?

so far I've not seen korean customs with plates that allow switch to be opened.

however, there is some boards that has somekinda 'half plate' where only the alphanumericals don't have a plate so you can open them up

Thanks!  After swapping the springs on my Phantom (plate mounted), and testing my tools with switches on their own, it's much easier when they're mounted.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: MrChunky on Wed, 11 February 2015, 11:06:23
They're getting ready to ship today or tomorrow.  Because of the delay, I convinced them to add a set of stabilizer for each order, so hopefully each set will get a stabilizer set each.

You are the best!  :-*
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: taylordcraig on Wed, 11 February 2015, 11:25:36
I'm just worried that this will show up at a place I won't be living anymore :/

Just forward your mail. It's like $10/mo or something.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: pmh1410 on Wed, 11 February 2015, 12:00:29
They're getting ready to ship today or tomorrow.  Because of the delay, I convinced them to add a set of stabilizer for each order, so hopefully each set will get a stabilizer set each.

THANKS ELTON!!!

Thanks Elton for new update :)

Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: TLSC.wipeOut on Wed, 11 February 2015, 17:49:44
Can't wait to finally receive these =) Thanks Elton!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Wed, 11 February 2015, 22:27:30
So is it safe to assume we see these sometime next week?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Thu, 12 February 2015, 20:33:05
Tracking #s are up.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-vxgQLNZY_rUoBRevfYOynOycvSpctOmS2SJDZuJd5A/pubhtml?gid=1468327763&single=true

Use this or your local post

http://www.koreapost.go.kr/eng/sub/EMS_Search.jsp?contId=e1020600

Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Thu, 12 February 2015, 20:42:33
Thank you elton!

>09:02 13-Feb-2015       INCHEON    Flight number : KE085

HYPE
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Thu, 12 February 2015, 21:12:09
Tracking #s are up.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-vxgQLNZY_rUoBRevfYOynOycvSpctOmS2SJDZuJd5A/pubhtml?gid=1468327763&single=true

Use this or your local post

http://www.koreapost.go.kr/eng/sub/EMS_Search.jsp?contId=e1020600

WOOT!!!
(http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/cheering_minions.gif)


This tracker also works super well for international stuff:  https://www.17track.net/en/

Quote
2015-02-13 09:02

INCHEON, Flight number : KE085
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Thu, 12 February 2015, 22:07:16
RIP Canada Post delivery person. I'm expecting another EMS box on Monday as well, and the Octagon should arrive tomorrow evening. Process over weekends and 2 EMS boxes on Monday. :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Thu, 12 February 2015, 22:13:42
In a week, I shall be king.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Fri, 13 February 2015, 07:42:20
I'm glad I desoldered a bunch of switches yesterday :)

Squeeeee.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Fri, 13 February 2015, 07:47:39
Just got some wyse boards to desolder some vintages off.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Fri, 13 February 2015, 07:58:38
Just got some wyse boards to desolder some vintages off.

Nice, I'm getting some WYSE blacks from the TX1000 buy going on.  Enough for the two octagons, but not enough for my Viper.
I'm replacing the Viper's Clears with 52g Blacks from an old Tipro.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: pmh1410 on Fri, 13 February 2015, 07:58:47
Just got some wyse boards to desolder some vintages off.

Very goods, vintage black is more smooth than Black new but hard to find in Asia. I prefer with 59g Syrian springs, 58.5g Gon springs or 60g Sprit springs :)

Got my tracking, Many thanks Elton and Duck0113 ;)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Fri, 13 February 2015, 08:53:49
I haven't decided on switches yet. The 65g tactile greys in my Phantom are the best switches I've ever felt, but I put a black in my space so maybe I'll do 62g blacks for this build. Can't decide.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Fri, 13 February 2015, 12:52:04
I'm glad I desoldered a bunch of switches yesterday :)

Squeeeee.

Any extra MX Blues for me? ;)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Fri, 13 February 2015, 13:25:03
I'm glad I desoldered a bunch of switches yesterday :)

Squeeeee.

Any extra MX Blues for me? ;)
I'm should be getting some MX blues in the mail soon from GON for my Octagon ;D
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Fri, 13 February 2015, 13:33:50
I'm glad I desoldered a bunch of switches yesterday :)

Squeeeee.

Any extra MX Blues for me? ;)

How many do you need? I think I have 6. :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Fri, 13 February 2015, 13:43:14
I'm glad I desoldered a bunch of switches yesterday :)

Squeeeee.

Any extra MX Blues for me? ;)

How many do you need? I think I have 6. :)

I have 11..I have 60 of MX Whites though.  I guess I'll just mix them up. I'm still short some though.. :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Fri, 13 February 2015, 13:48:09
I'm glad I desoldered a bunch of switches yesterday :)

Squeeeee.

Any extra MX Blues for me? ;)

How many do you need? I think I have 6. :)

I have 11..I have 60 of MX Whites though.  I guess I'll just mix them up. I'm still short some though.. :eek:

I have some whites as well.

I'm going all WYSE Blacks (just bought more) other than Esc which will be Green.

When we meet up, I'll bring the blues and whites.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: frostylove on Fri, 13 February 2015, 14:18:45
I'm glad I desoldered a bunch of switches yesterday :)

Squeeeee.

Any extra MX Blues for me? ;)

90 brand new MX blue switches for $30 shipped, any interest? ;D
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Fri, 13 February 2015, 14:22:41
I'm glad I desoldered a bunch of switches yesterday :)

Squeeeee.

Any extra MX Blues for me? ;)

90 brand new MX blue switches for $30 shipped, any interest? ;D

I'm glad I desoldered a bunch of switches yesterday :)

Squeeeee.

Any extra MX Blues for me? ;)

How many do you need? I think I have 6. :)

I have 11..I have 60 of MX Whites though.  I guess I'll just mix them up. I'm still short some though.. :eek:

I have some whites as well.

I'm going all WYSE Blacks (just bought more) other than Esc which will be Green.

When we meet up, I'll bring the blues and whites.



Both offers sounds good. I'll take on both of you :D 

CAD $ is super low though! That's almost $40 CAD.  Happy times when USD was 1:1
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Fri, 13 February 2015, 14:53:14
Happy times when USD was 1:1

Sure was.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Sat, 14 February 2015, 13:26:17
>19:37 13-Feb-2015    Airrival at Destination Airport    JOHN F.KENNEDY

It's in America!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Sat, 14 February 2015, 14:54:11
Happy times when USD was 1:1

Sure was.
Gas prices are going up now, so here's hoping that the dollar will even out a little bit more.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sat, 14 February 2015, 15:24:31
Yeah, 80cents-ish right now. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 15 February 2015, 06:42:38
It's in Toronto.  Omgomgomg
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Sun, 15 February 2015, 13:57:41
Darn president's day holiday. Gotta wait until tuesday to get it  :(
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: TLSC.wipeOut on Sun, 15 February 2015, 16:45:42
Just placed an order for my MX switches from MK.com
Still waiting on my LEDs from the gb here tho *sigh*
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 15 February 2015, 17:11:30

Just placed an order for my MX switches from MK.com
Still waiting on my LEDs from the gb here tho *sigh*

What did you get?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: doublin on Mon, 16 February 2015, 00:19:54
I guess mine was the first one to arrive?  :p . Some blurry pics incoming. Package arrived safely and I don't see any scratches on the case which is a good thing  :thumb: . Also, free stabs!  :p

(http://i.imgur.com/wzE452W.jpg)

More
(http://i.imgur.com/1ML6kXf.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/R7TC1wv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zNiZwBO.jpg)

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Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: KatzenKinder on Mon, 16 February 2015, 00:54:04
Can't wait to see build logs for these! Please take lots of pictures everyone  :p
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Mon, 16 February 2015, 00:54:59
I guess mine was the first one to arrive?  :p . Some blurry pics incoming. Package arrived safely and I don't see any scratches on the case which is a good thing  :thumb: . Also, free stabs!  :p

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/wzE452W.jpg)


More
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/1ML6kXf.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/R7TC1wv.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/zNiZwBO.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/P7oo8VA.jpg)

Nice. Lucky you! No pics of the PCB? I can't wait to see what everyone does with their octagons.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: doublin on Mon, 16 February 2015, 01:00:06

Nice. Lucky you! No pics of the PCB? I can't wait to see what everyone does with their octagons.

Haven't opened it yet to avoid scratches and whatnot. It's on the forth picture along with the stabs.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Mon, 16 February 2015, 03:26:54
Holy Damn =) <<< is wishing that mine arrives soon.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: doublin on Mon, 16 February 2015, 04:59:26
Just putting this out here, if anyone currently have a Duck Eagle and is interested on the Octagon, do let me know.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: cannonking on Mon, 16 February 2015, 17:31:33
I got mine this morning, still don't have anyone who wants to build it for me though  :-X.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Mon, 16 February 2015, 18:08:43
buy a solder kit, watch a couple videos and do it yourself  :p the diodes are preinstalled and the smd leds are presoldered, so that's like 50% of the build done for ya.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: cannonking on Mon, 16 February 2015, 18:24:02
buy a solder kit, watch a couple videos and do it yourself  :p the diodes are preinstalled and the smd leds are presoldered, so that's like 50% of the build done for ya.
I'm super busy, might break it, and I also want someone to lube the switches and I probably won't be able to do that consistently or properly on my first try :(.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Mon, 16 February 2015, 18:30:51
it'll be my first try as well! don't sow doubt in me  :-X
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Mon, 16 February 2015, 18:31:37

buy a solder kit, watch a couple videos and do it yourself  :p the diodes are preinstalled and the smd leds are presoldered, so that's like 50% of the build done for ya.
I'm super busy, might break it, and I also want someone to lube the switches and I probably won't be able to do that consistently or properly on my first try :(.

I understand the busy part, I think it took 2 months to find the time to finish my viper. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Mon, 16 February 2015, 20:36:04
buy a solder kit, watch a couple videos and do it yourself  :p the diodes are preinstalled and the smd leds are presoldered, so that's like 50% of the build done for ya.
I'm super busy, might break it, and I also want someone to lube the switches and I probably won't be able to do that consistently or properly on my first try :(.
Watch some vids before doing it. I did perfectly fine for my viper and it feels like buttery smooth currently.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: MrChunky on Tue, 17 February 2015, 08:20:34
Got the wrong colour keyboard. Some guy in Milwaukee is gonna get the wrong one too I guess :) Elton check PMs please, it would be great to resolve this quickly :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Tue, 17 February 2015, 09:19:20
USPS needs to get off their asses and update tracking.  I know they're working today...
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 17 February 2015, 09:48:00
USPS needs to get off their asses and update tracking.  I know they're working today...
Haha I'm glad to see there are people as impatient as I am.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Tue, 17 February 2015, 11:19:26
Item out for delivery. :))
Title: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Tue, 17 February 2015, 12:19:50
Got the wrong colour keyboard. Some guy in Milwaukee is gonna get the wrong one too I guess :) Elton check PMs please, it would be great to resolve this quickly :thumb:

If someone received a wrong case colour please PM me right away.

Anyway I just received mine just  now :D :D

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/17/f4e36648a702f549b0d0c2a068d7111c.jpg)

2 boxes cause I'm special..
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 17 February 2015, 12:29:41
Got the wrong colour keyboard. Some guy in Milwaukee is gonna get the wrong one too I guess :) Elton check PMs please, it would be great to resolve this quickly :thumb:

If someone received a wrong case colour please PM me right away.

Anyway I just received mine just  now :D :D

Show Image
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/17/f4e36648a702f549b0d0c2a068d7111c.jpg)


2 boxes cause I'm special..

I hope mine are in there!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: blackkat on Tue, 17 February 2015, 12:32:39
Just unwrapped mine :) 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Tue, 17 February 2015, 14:04:20
Mine is in the truck for delivery.  Should I expect any import charges on the spot?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: blackkat on Tue, 17 February 2015, 14:07:31
Mine is in the truck for delivery.  Should I expect any import charges on the spot?

None for me.  The value was declared *correctly* in order to avoid charges  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Tue, 17 February 2015, 14:52:42
Just got delivered!  The blue grey case looks incredible and it weighs a ton! 

Since it's my first time doing a custom build (which is the case with a few of us in here), what are the steps that the more experienced builders follow?  Does anyone have a previous build log online that you wouldn't mind sharing? 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 17 February 2015, 15:19:37
Just got delivered!  The blue grey case looks incredible and it weighs a ton! 

Since it's my first time doing a custom build (which is the case with a few of us in here), what are the steps that the more experienced builders follow?  Does anyone have a previous build log online that you wouldn't mind sharing? 

Just check youtube for soldering videos for Cherry MX keys.  It's not hard.
A good iron helps, but not a requirement.

Edit:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: blackkat on Tue, 17 February 2015, 15:25:42
Pardon the potato pic.  She's so pretty :)

(http://i.imgur.com/UTvzHMA.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 17 February 2015, 15:26:55
Pardon the potato pic.  She's so pretty :)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/UTvzHMA.jpg)


Damn, that was fast.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 17 February 2015, 15:43:15
Wow haha yes that was fast, how long did it take you to solder it up? Most of us haven't even gotten ours haha
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: blackkat on Tue, 17 February 2015, 15:44:00
Pardon the potato pic.  She's so pretty :)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/UTvzHMA.jpg)


Damn, that was fast.

Had everything ready to go, Just needed to pop in the switches and go really :)  Spend a lot of time lubing, stickering and re-springing all of the clears though.  I may change out to the vintage blacks in the kbd at the top of the frame as I've been getting used to the 75% layout on them. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 17 February 2015, 15:46:29
Pardon the potato pic.  She's so pretty :)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/UTvzHMA.jpg)


Damn, that was fast.

Had everything ready to go, Just needed to pop in the switches and go really :)  Spend a lot of time lubing, stickering and re-springing all of the clears though.  I make change out to the vintage blacks in the kbd at the top of the frame as I've been getting used to the 75% layout on them.

Nice. How long did you spend tuning your switches? No LEDs?  :p
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: blackkat on Tue, 17 February 2015, 15:47:39
Wow haha yes that was fast, how long did it take you to solder it up? Most of us haven't even gotten ours haha

An hour or so?  I was just into the process and got lost in the fun of making it.  Had the case sitting on the heater to warm up in the mean time, it was frozen taking it out of the box.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: blackkat on Tue, 17 February 2015, 15:49:39
Pardon the potato pic.  She's so pretty :)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/UTvzHMA.jpg)


Damn, that was fast.

Had everything ready to go, Just needed to pop in the switches and go really :)  Spend a lot of time lubing, stickering and re-springing all of the clears though.  I make change out to the vintage blacks in the kbd at the top of the frame as I've been getting used to the 75% layout on them.

Nice. How long did you spend tuning your switches? No LEDs?  :p

That was over a week of nights while watching youtube.  Leds are waiting on the LED and socket GB.  Hoping that they would come in at the same time, but no such luck *meh*
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Tue, 17 February 2015, 15:57:50
Tease~
(http://puu.sh/g1oIT/895df9fcfd.JPG)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Tue, 17 February 2015, 16:00:14
Naked and undone..

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/17/c820bfe48cc46419915e475983210b4a.jpg)

Oh yeah, careful with the metal stickers.  You can bend them very easily if you don't slowly remove them from the plastic.  You can see mine was kinda bent..
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Tue, 17 February 2015, 16:36:15
My Square arrived today~

Same shot, same settings, same position (almost). Simply a rotation of my polarized filter. :D (Although red turned out brighter in the pic than RL)
(http://puu.sh/g1pe1/ff70e65950.JPG)

(http://puu.sh/g1pkB/369cd27a3d.JPG)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Tue, 17 February 2015, 17:12:42
Is there an ELI5 version or newbie friendly version guide for 02D keymapper?

http://duck0113.tistory.com/115
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Tue, 17 February 2015, 19:46:08
Mine was supposed to come today.. but I got the supreme luck of having the US shipper of the package becoming DHL.  I am not holding my breath... they missed today and never fail to disappoint me.  Thanks to the poster above I got the good idea that I can re-spring and lube my switches with the time I had put aside for assembling tonight.  Oh well DHL.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Tue, 17 February 2015, 20:16:55
Mine was supposed to come today.. but I got the supreme luck of having the US shipper of the package becoming DHL.  I am not holding my breath... they missed today and never fail to disappoint me.  Thanks to the poster above I got the good idea that I can re-spring and lube my switches with the time I had put aside for assembling tonight.  Oh well DHL.
How did you discover this? I was under the impression that USPS was handling the stateside delivery.

DHL suuuuuuucks. :(
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: ninjadoc on Tue, 17 February 2015, 20:19:12
I received mine Monday, looks nice.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Tue, 17 February 2015, 20:34:13
By the way, has anyone had any experience with ordering from gonskeyboardworks.com?  I put a parts order in (nothing custom) on Feb 2nd and I still have not received the order, as well as not being able to get replied to by customer service.  This is going to delay my build I think... because I wanted to put new springs in my switches and I guess that is where I ordered them from (thought I had some already).  If anyone has any experience with them let me know here or in PM.  Can you lube and re-spring a keyboard after it has had the switches soldered in?  Seems like it would be a bad idea.... thanks.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Tue, 17 February 2015, 20:44:04
By the way, has anyone had any experience with ordering from gonskeyboardworks.com?  I put a parts order in (nothing custom) on Feb 2nd and I still have not received the order, as well as not being able to get replied to by customer service.  This is going to delay my build I think... because I wanted to put new springs in my switches and I guess that is where I ordered them from (thought I had some already).  If anyone has any experience with them let me know here or in PM.  Can you lube and re-spring a keyboard after it has had the switches soldered in?  Seems like it would be a bad idea.... thanks.

I never ordered from gon before, but you can try http://zealpc.net/collections/accessories to buy springs and lube.

You can't change switch tops after you solder everything with the metal plate.  If you installed it without a plate then you can switch tops.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 17 February 2015, 20:57:33
By the way, has anyone had any experience with ordering from gonskeyboardworks.com?  I put a parts order in (nothing custom) on Feb 2nd and I still have not received the order, as well as not being able to get replied to by customer service.  This is going to delay my build I think... because I wanted to put new springs in my switches and I guess that is where I ordered them from (thought I had some already).  If anyone has any experience with them let me know here or in PM.  Can you lube and re-spring a keyboard after it has had the switches soldered in?  Seems like it would be a bad idea.... thanks.
GON is backlogged. Not sure where he stands on non custom orders but his custom orders are slowed. I ordered some tuned switches in December for my Octagon and just got them today. So not too bad.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: blackkat on Tue, 17 February 2015, 21:03:36
By the way, has anyone had any experience with ordering from gonskeyboardworks.com?  I put a parts order in (nothing custom) on Feb 2nd and I still have not received the order, as well as not being able to get replied to by customer service.  This is going to delay my build I think... because I wanted to put new springs in my switches and I guess that is where I ordered them from (thought I had some already).  If anyone has any experience with them let me know here or in PM.  Can you lube and re-spring a keyboard after it has had the switches soldered in?  Seems like it would be a bad idea.... thanks.

I put in a parts only order on Jan 6, and received it on the 23rd of Jan.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 17 February 2015, 23:43:42
I am freaking out I don't know what layout to use  :confused:
Title: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Wed, 18 February 2015, 00:03:58
Just finished mine..

I actually found more MX Whites lying somewhere..

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/17/d1ced28b896eb3d2a0afb80c7680ab3c.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/17/305e7106a1e1a5277e12e37b3a49df11.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/17/2e6b3379e2f5c786d5feacf0e9aa40f9.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tadbitnerdy on Wed, 18 February 2015, 07:22:47
Shipping still says 'Pre-shipment'...  After next Monday I won't live where the keyboard is arriving.  Hope it gets here soon...
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 18 February 2015, 07:27:40

I am freaking out I don't know what layout to use  :confused:

1.5-1.5-7-1.5-1.5-1-1-1
The One True Way. 

:)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Wed, 18 February 2015, 08:13:34

I am freaking out I don't know what layout to use  :confused:

1.5-1.5-7-1.5-1.5-1-1-1
The One True Way. 

:)

Ew!  Gross!

1.25 - 1.25 - 1.25 - 6.25 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1  is the road to Valhalla!   :P
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 18 February 2015, 08:19:21

I am freaking out I don't know what layout to use  :confused:

1.5-1.5-7-1.5-1.5-1-1-1
The One True Way. 

:)

Ew!  Gross!

1.25 - 1.25 - 1.25 - 6.25 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1  is the road to Valhalla!   :P


Blasphemer! Witch! Charlatan!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Wed, 18 February 2015, 08:25:05

I am freaking out I don't know what layout to use  :confused:

1.5-1.5-7-1.5-1.5-1-1-1
The One True Way. 

:)

Ew!  Gross!

1.25 - 1.25 - 1.25 - 6.25 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1  is the road to Valhalla!   :P


Blasphemer! Witch! Charlatan!
Shenanigans!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Wed, 18 February 2015, 08:26:56
1.25 1.25 1.25 6.25 1.5 1.5 1 1 1

:)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Wed, 18 February 2015, 09:46:34
You guys aren't making this any easier!! Lol. I am very tempted to go with the 1.5-1.5-7-1.5-1.5-1-1-1 but my fake ocd wants to have correct legends on the keys, which is impossible since I'll be using a modified hhkb layout in it :(
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Wed, 18 February 2015, 10:03:07
Mine is still in New York as of this morning.  I'm sure the weather and the holiday haven't helped the situation.  Hoping it gets here by Friday at least.   :confused:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 18 February 2015, 12:14:08
Good Guy Elton organized the buy, split shipping with me and made the trek to meet up and hand off my two Octagons.

Thanks Elton!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Wed, 18 February 2015, 12:17:53
Mine is still in Chicago.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: TLSC.wipeOut on Wed, 18 February 2015, 17:50:38
I am holding thy box!!!!!!!! I bought two one for me and one for my brother =D Now I have to wait until he's on skype to do a live unboxing video hahaha
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Wed, 18 February 2015, 18:21:40
Finally figuring out where to get all my parts.  Going to be placing an order with Zeal tomorrow for clear switch tops and white LEDs.  Is anyone using SIP sockets for their build?  If so, where did you source them from?  I like the idea of being able to hotswap LEDs rather than soldering them. 

Sorry for all of the questions in here.  Just really excited to finally have my first custom.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Wed, 18 February 2015, 18:31:25
Finally figuring out where to get all my parts.  Going to be placing an order with Zeal tomorrow for clear switch tops and white LEDs.  Is anyone using SIP sockets for their build?  If so, where did you source them from?  I like the idea of being able to hotswap LEDs rather than soldering them. 

Sorry for all of the questions in here.  Just really excited to finally have my first custom.

I suggest you order the clear tops soon, else it might be sold out by tomorrow.

I've got pre-removed SIP sockets available here: http://zealpc.net/collections/accessories/products/led-sockets-for-removable-leds-mod-5
130x per bag, enough for a 60%. You'll need two bags for Octagon.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Wed, 18 February 2015, 18:54:17

Finally figuring out where to get all my parts.  Going to be placing an order with Zeal tomorrow for clear switch tops and white LEDs.  Is anyone using SIP sockets for their build?  If so, where did you source them from?  I like the idea of being able to hotswap LEDs rather than soldering them. 

Sorry for all of the questions in here.  Just really excited to finally have my first custom.

I suggest you order the clear tops soon, else it might be sold out by tomorrow.

I've got pre-removed SIP sockets available here: http://zealpc.net/collections/accessories/products/led-sockets-for-removable-leds-mod-5
130x per bag, enough for a 60%. You'll need two bags for Octagon.
Thanks for that. I'd rather order everything from you anyways. I'll place in order in a few minutes!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: TLSC.wipeOut on Wed, 18 February 2015, 20:12:28
Finally figuring out where to get all my parts.  Going to be placing an order with Zeal tomorrow for clear switch tops and white LEDs.  Is anyone using SIP sockets for their build?  If so, where did you source them from?  I like the idea of being able to hotswap LEDs rather than soldering them. 

Sorry for all of the questions in here.  Just really excited to finally have my first custom.

I suggest you order the clear tops soon, else it might be sold out by tomorrow.

I've got pre-removed SIP sockets available here: http://zealpc.net/collections/accessories/products/led-sockets-for-removable-leds-mod-5
130x per bag, enough for a 60%. You'll need two bags for Octagon.

I think I just clean-sweeped your inventory of clear tops... although I potentially may need more? xD
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Wed, 18 February 2015, 20:14:13
Finally figuring out where to get all my parts.  Going to be placing an order with Zeal tomorrow for clear switch tops and white LEDs.  Is anyone using SIP sockets for their build?  If so, where did you source them from?  I like the idea of being able to hotswap LEDs rather than soldering them. 

Sorry for all of the questions in here.  Just really excited to finally have my first custom.

I suggest you order the clear tops soon, else it might be sold out by tomorrow.

I've got pre-removed SIP sockets available here: http://zealpc.net/collections/accessories/products/led-sockets-for-removable-leds-mod-5
130x per bag, enough for a 60%. You'll need two bags for Octagon.

I think I just clean-sweeped your inventory of clear tops... although I potentially may need more? xD

Yeah you did. :P How many more do you need?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: TLSC.wipeOut on Wed, 18 February 2015, 20:18:57
Finally figuring out where to get all my parts.  Going to be placing an order with Zeal tomorrow for clear switch tops and white LEDs.  Is anyone using SIP sockets for their build?  If so, where did you source them from?  I like the idea of being able to hotswap LEDs rather than soldering them. 

Sorry for all of the questions in here.  Just really excited to finally have my first custom.

I suggest you order the clear tops soon, else it might be sold out by tomorrow.

I've got pre-removed SIP sockets available here: http://zealpc.net/collections/accessories/products/led-sockets-for-removable-leds-mod-5
130x per bag, enough for a 60%. You'll need two bags for Octagon.

I think I just clean-sweeped your inventory of clear tops... although I potentially may need more? xD

Yeah you did. :P How many more do you need?

Another 33 to complete two Octagon builds
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Wed, 18 February 2015, 20:24:27
Finally figuring out where to get all my parts.  Going to be placing an order with Zeal tomorrow for clear switch tops and white LEDs.  Is anyone using SIP sockets for their build?  If so, where did you source them from?  I like the idea of being able to hotswap LEDs rather than soldering them. 

Sorry for all of the questions in here.  Just really excited to finally have my first custom.

I suggest you order the clear tops soon, else it might be sold out by tomorrow.

I've got pre-removed SIP sockets available here: http://zealpc.net/collections/accessories/products/led-sockets-for-removable-leds-mod-5
130x per bag, enough for a 60%. You'll need two bags for Octagon.

I think I just clean-sweeped your inventory of clear tops... although I potentially may need more? xD

Yeah you did. :P How many more do you need?

Another 33 to complete two Octagon builds

Lemme hold off on sending your order then...I should be receiving 200 clear tops back next weekish. Or did you need the tops now?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: TLSC.wipeOut on Wed, 18 February 2015, 20:41:15
Finally figuring out where to get all my parts.  Going to be placing an order with Zeal tomorrow for clear switch tops and white LEDs.  Is anyone using SIP sockets for their build?  If so, where did you source them from?  I like the idea of being able to hotswap LEDs rather than soldering them. 

Sorry for all of the questions in here.  Just really excited to finally have my first custom.

I can hold =D

I suggest you order the clear tops soon, else it might be sold out by tomorrow.

I've got pre-removed SIP sockets available here: http://zealpc.net/collections/accessories/products/led-sockets-for-removable-leds-mod-5
130x per bag, enough for a 60%. You'll need two bags for Octagon.

I think I just clean-sweeped your inventory of clear tops... although I potentially may need more? xD

Yeah you did. :P How many more do you need?

Another 33 to complete two Octagon builds

Lemme hold off on sending your order then...I should be receiving 200 clear tops back next weekish. Or did you need the tops now?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Wed, 18 February 2015, 23:27:11
Hmmm... Made my order at 8:30EST.  Wondering if mine went through before you ran out.  Haha.  Everything I needed other than switches and maybe stickers now.  Can't wait to get on this build. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Thu, 19 February 2015, 09:55:36
" Expected Delivery Day:Friday, February 20, 2015 Your item was undeliverable as addressed at 10:19 am on February 19, 2015 in FORT MYERS, FL 33966. It is being returned if appropriate information is available."

This is my status. Does anyone know what this means?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Sygaldry on Thu, 19 February 2015, 09:57:33
" Expected Delivery Day:Friday, February 20, 2015 Your item was undeliverable as addressed at 10:19 am on February 19, 2015 in FORT MYERS, FL 33966. It is being returned if appropriate information is available."

This is my status. Does anyone know what this means?
Looks lIke it's going back to Elton?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Thu, 19 February 2015, 09:59:47
But isnt the origin South Korea?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: JaccoW on Thu, 19 February 2015, 10:02:54
But isnt the origin South Korea?
Yup. Time to give the post office a call.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Sygaldry on Thu, 19 February 2015, 10:03:17
But isnt the origin South Korea?
Oh ****... yeah if it ahipped to you from Korea it  might be headed back over the Pacific...
Maybe you cam call the courier and ask them to hold it for you for pick up.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Thu, 19 February 2015, 10:03:37
" Expected Delivery Day:Friday, February 20, 2015 Your item was undeliverable as addressed at 10:19 am on February 19, 2015 in FORT MYERS, FL 33966. It is being returned if appropriate information is available."

This is my status. Does anyone know what this means?

It's undeliverable.  Either the shipper in Gwangmyeong messed up your address (unlikely) or the shipping label was fully or partially damaged in transit (more likely).

You can try calling them to straighten it out, but they may refuse to deal with you since you aren't the shipper.  Considering the shipper is in Korea they might be more accommodating.  Doesn't hurt to try.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Thu, 19 February 2015, 10:53:48
I called my wife immediately to ask her to call the post office as I cant be on the phone for a long time while at work. No answer, shes in the shower (her work starts after lunch). Waited 20 mins to call again, she picks up, I explained the situation. She told me hold on. Someone rang the doorbell.

Its USPS. They didnt look for what Apt # it is on the shipping label.

That was the worst 20+ mins in my keyboard life.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Thu, 19 February 2015, 11:25:48
I called my wife immediately to ask her to call the post office as I cant be on the phone for a long time while at work. No answer, shes in the shower (her work starts after lunch). Waited 20 mins to call again, she picks up, I explained the situation. She told me hold on. Someone rang the doorbell.

Its USPS. They didnt look for what Apt # it is on the shipping label.

That was the worst 20+ mins in my keyboard life.

Glad you got it sorted out!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Dreamre on Thu, 19 February 2015, 11:27:53
I called my wife immediately to ask her to call the post office as I cant be on the phone for a long time while at work. No answer, shes in the shower (her work starts after lunch). Waited 20 mins to call again, she picks up, I explained the situation. She told me hold on. Someone rang the doorbell.

Its USPS. They didnt look for what Apt # it is on the shipping label.

That was the worst 20+ mins in my keyboard life.

Thank god!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Thu, 19 February 2015, 11:47:19
I am having frustrating shipping woes myself... after getting a message that DHL was delivering my package the tracking number disappeared and now the original tracking shows it is still cooling it's heels at JFK airport in NY.  I can't wait for them to get a move on and deliver me my fresh keyboard kit!!  Oh well, I will just keep stickering, lubricating, and re-springing switches I guess.  Oh yes... by the way... about how many switches should I plan on re-springing and lubing for this board? 80 or so?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Thu, 19 February 2015, 15:03:54
I called my wife immediately to ask her to call the post office as I cant be on the phone for a long time while at work. No answer, shes in the shower (her work starts after lunch). Waited 20 mins to call again, she picks up, I explained the situation. She told me hold on. Someone rang the doorbell.

Its USPS. They didnt look for what Apt # it is on the shipping label.

That was the worst 20+ mins in my keyboard life.

Glad you got it sorted out!  :thumb:
That would have really sucked!  Happy it wasn't a huge issue.

Can anyone point me to a place that has switch stickers in stock?  Everywhere I have looked only has a few colours that aren't really my thing.  Haha.  Thanks.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: sethk_ on Thu, 19 February 2015, 15:14:03
I called my wife immediately to ask her to call the post office as I cant be on the phone for a long time while at work. No answer, shes in the shower (her work starts after lunch). Waited 20 mins to call again, she picks up, I explained the situation. She told me hold on. Someone rang the doorbell.

Its USPS. They didnt look for what Apt # it is on the shipping label.

That was the worst 20+ mins in my keyboard life.

Glad you got it sorted out!  :thumb:
That would have really sucked!  Happy it wasn't a huge issue.

Can anyone point me to a place that has switch stickers in stock?  Everywhere I have looked only has a few colours that aren't really my thing.  Haha.  Thanks.
techkeys.com has the best selection I saw. If not, there  is a link to the files on the CAD thread that has the dwg files to the stickers and you could have them printed or whatever.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Thu, 19 February 2015, 16:28:44
Wow! Lucky me it finally found it's way to my door when I wasn't even expecting it anymore!  This is my first group buy and first custom keyboard kit and I was expecting something nice but this hardware blew me away.  It is like a work of art (well to me anyhow heh) , I see why so many members here love putting these together...  very excited... I am going to log the build with photos and if all goes well I will share it.  Thanks everyone for the group buy!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Thu, 19 February 2015, 16:29:12
I called my wife immediately to ask her to call the post office as I cant be on the phone for a long time while at work. No answer, shes in the shower (her work starts after lunch). Waited 20 mins to call again, she picks up, I explained the situation. She told me hold on. Someone rang the doorbell.

Its USPS. They didnt look for what Apt # it is on the shipping label.

That was the worst 20+ mins in my keyboard life.

Glad you got it sorted out!  :thumb:
That would have really sucked!  Happy it wasn't a huge issue.

Can anyone point me to a place that has switch stickers in stock?  Everywhere I have looked only has a few colours that aren't really my thing.  Haha.  Thanks.
techkeys.com has the best selection I saw. If not, there  is a link to the files on the CAD thread that has the dwg files to the stickers and you could have them printed or whatever.
Yeah, all they have now is green and pink.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: sethk_ on Thu, 19 February 2015, 16:30:59
I called my wife immediately to ask her to call the post office as I cant be on the phone for a long time while at work. No answer, shes in the shower (her work starts after lunch). Waited 20 mins to call again, she picks up, I explained the situation. She told me hold on. Someone rang the doorbell.

Its USPS. They didnt look for what Apt # it is on the shipping label.

That was the worst 20+ mins in my keyboard life.

Glad you got it sorted out!  :thumb:
That would have really sucked!  Happy it wasn't a huge issue.

Can anyone point me to a place that has switch stickers in stock?  Everywhere I have looked only has a few colours that aren't really my thing.  Haha.  Thanks.
techkeys.com has the best selection I saw. If not, there  is a link to the files on the CAD thread that has the dwg files to the stickers and you could have them printed or whatever.
Yeah, all they have now is green and pink.
Ah, that sucks. Here is the file if you want to get your own made:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kd9d7fz38fayqa6/AACRDqzxhKgTpIjJXxiaFk92a/switchStickerM.dwg?dl=0
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Thu, 19 February 2015, 16:35:15

I called my wife immediately to ask her to call the post office as I cant be on the phone for a long time while at work. No answer, shes in the shower (her work starts after lunch). Waited 20 mins to call again, she picks up, I explained the situation. She told me hold on. Someone rang the doorbell.

Its USPS. They didnt look for what Apt # it is on the shipping label.

That was the worst 20+ mins in my keyboard life.

Glad you got it sorted out!  :thumb:
That would have really sucked!  Happy it wasn't a huge issue.

Can anyone point me to a place that has switch stickers in stock?  Everywhere I have looked only has a few colours that aren't really my thing.  Haha.  Thanks.
techkeys.com has the best selection I saw. If not, there  is a link to the files on the CAD thread that has the dwg files to the stickers and you could have them printed or whatever.
Yeah, all they have now is green and pink.


I have a sheet of red stickers. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: danielucf on Thu, 19 February 2015, 18:32:11
Got mine in the mail today. I might assemble it tonight if I'm not too tipsy. Good news for anyone looking for a green 75% GON that matches Toxic set perfectly (I'm putting one on sale soon).
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Fri, 20 February 2015, 19:16:51
Going to be sending mine to Thechemist very shortly.  :thumb: excited indeed.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Fri, 20 February 2015, 20:01:00

Going to be sending mine to Thechemist very shortly.  :thumb: excited indeed.
I'm thinking about getting mine to someone who knows more about building than I do, but I'd rather not ship out of Canada. What is an approximate cost of getting one built?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Fri, 20 February 2015, 21:15:43

Going to be sending mine to Thechemist very shortly.  :thumb: excited indeed.
I'm thinking about getting mine to someone who knows more about building than I do, but I'd rather not ship out of Canada. What is an approximate cost of getting one built?
The chemist chargers about 15 Bucks an hour for work. But it varies based on complexity of the build. He lost charges for shipping back to you.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Sat, 21 February 2015, 21:42:16
Question for those of you who have done additional LEDs in your build:

If I'm looking at the bottom of the PCB (the side with the RGB LEDs), is it correct that all the top-side LEDs have their positive (+) leg on the RIGHT?

I've scanned the whole board a few times and it looks like they're all on the right.  Some are hard to tell.  I just don't want to miss anything.   :-[
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Sat, 21 February 2015, 21:46:52
Question for those of you who have done additional LEDs in your build:

If I'm looking at the bottom of the PCB (the side with the RGB LEDs), is it correct that all the top-side LEDs have their positive (+) leg on the RIGHT?

I've scanned the whole board a few times and it looks like they're all on the right.  Some are hard to tell.  I just don't want to miss anything.   :-[

I checked most of the LEDs for that because it is known that the bottom LEDs sits opposite from the rest.  But this one only one in the bottom is backwards.  I think it was either the R CTRL or the R ALT.

Plug in your PCB so it's on and touch the LED connectors to the PCB (LED pads) and see if they are indeed backwards or not (that's what I did).
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Sat, 21 February 2015, 22:59:56
I'll try that. Thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Sun, 22 February 2015, 00:45:49
It was Left Control.  All the others have the same LED orientation.

This build went better than I expected.  Everything just works.  Now I need to figure out the programming software.  :D

Thanks for putting this together Elton.  You da man.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Sygaldry on Sun, 22 February 2015, 02:14:17
Hey, so with so many of you receiving and building your Octagons, how are you all handling the right side keys?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tbc on Sun, 22 February 2015, 02:53:01
Hey, so with so many of you receiving and building your Octagons, how are you all handling the right side keys?

blanks... :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Sun, 22 February 2015, 06:33:43
i'll replace the tilde with "Home" and PRT Screen | Scroll Lock | Pause with / * - from the numpad, and the 4 subsequent keys will be
~
9
6
3

this ensures i get the correct profiles as well as complete symmetry, at the cost of butchering my numpad
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Sun, 22 February 2015, 13:49:23
Hey, so with so many of you receiving and building your Octagons, how are you all handling the right side keys?
Del
Home
Pg Up
Pg Dn
End
Right arrow

There's a slight profile mismatch but I really don't care. The only one that's obvious is Del.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 22 February 2015, 13:57:28
Hey, so with so many of you receiving and building your Octagons, how are you all handling the right side keys?
Del
Home
Pg Up
Pg Dn
End
Right arrow

There's a slight profile mismatch but I really don't care. The only one that's obvious is Del.


My home and work boards both look like this now:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=65036.msg1584105#msg1584105
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Sun, 22 February 2015, 14:00:21
Hey, so with so many of you receiving and building your Octagons, how are you all handling the right side keys?
Del
Home
Pg Up
Pg Dn
End
Right arrow

There's a slight profile mismatch but I really don't care. The only one that's obvious is Del.


My home and work boards both look like this now:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=65036.msg1584105#msg1584105
Funky.   :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Mon, 23 February 2015, 23:38:53
I put together a build log / review / tutorial on this project on my site.  Here is the reference to the thread here on geekhack:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69177.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69177.0)

Thanks to everyone who made this keyboard possible... I LOVE IT!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 24 February 2015, 00:01:32
I put together a build log / review / tutorial on this project on my site.  Here is the reference to the thread here on geekhack:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69177.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69177.0)

Thanks to everyone who made this keyboard possible... I LOVE IT!

Wait why not just link us straight to your sight from this post as well lol.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Tue, 24 February 2015, 00:36:17
I put together a build log / review / tutorial on this project on my site.  Here is the reference to the thread here on geekhack:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69177.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69177.0)

Thanks to everyone who made this keyboard possible... I LOVE IT!

That yellow brush tip was supposed to be screwed into the syringe of lube :P I guess it can work as an independent brush as well..
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Tue, 24 February 2015, 01:24:20

That yellow brush tip was supposed to be screwed into the syringe of lube :P I guess it can work as an independent brush as well..


Yes, I screwed it into the syringe, that's why I found it so useful.   I guess I didn't make that clear though.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Tue, 24 February 2015, 07:08:50
Another noobie question for you folks... I was trying to program my octagon with the firmware from the authors site (ducky0113 I think).  Anyhow, even though it is in Korean I can understand how it basically works, but when I try the option "Upload Firmware" I get the error that I don't have a DFU Programmer.  Am I doing this right?  I tried looking up DFU programmer and found no results on the board, and a few on google that seems to program firmware for chips but I have no idea if this is what I should use.   So it makes me think I am messing with something I shouldn't.  Since this is my first custom, I am trying to figure out how to program it to do what I need such as using a function key to switch the mapping out, or being able to launch a program from a keypress.

How do most of you go about programming your keyboards?  Thanks again everyone.

edit:  I noticed on the firmware site there was a key highlighted called a "Flip" key... what does this mean?

edit: after searching again, I think I found most of the information I needed, no idea why DFU programmer showed no results earlier.  I found a thread with a tutorial.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 24 February 2015, 07:53:21
Another noobie question for you folks... I was trying to program my octagon with the firmware from the authors site (ducky0113 I think).  Anyhow, even though it is in Korean I can understand how it basically works, but when I try the option "Upload Firmware" I get the error that I don't have a DFU Programmer.  Am I doing this right?  I tried looking up DFU programmer and found no results on the board, and a few on google that seems to program firmware for chips but I have no idea if this is what I should use.   So it makes me think I am messing with something I shouldn't.  Since this is my first custom, I am trying to figure out how to program it to do what I need such as using a function key to switch the mapping out, or being able to launch a program from a keypress.

How do most of you go about programming your keyboards?  Thanks again everyone.

edit:  I noticed on the firmware site there was a key highlighted called a "Flip" key... what does this mean?

edit: after searching again, I think I found most of the information I needed, no idea why DFU programmer showed no results earlier.  I found a thread with a tutorial.

Add the link to the tutorial, so others can solve the same issue.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Tue, 24 February 2015, 07:56:59
I'm going to need a tutorial for that as well
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 24 February 2015, 08:00:32
I had no issues programming my Viper, but I'm drawing a blank on what I actually did. :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Tue, 24 February 2015, 10:56:32
Okay, I will post what I found... but it is a little outdated, though it worked for me.  May take a little while...
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Tue, 24 February 2015, 11:31:06
Okay, I updated my build log / guide on my personal site to include the guides I used and I also link to the software you need.  If there are errors with anything please let me know, and I hope it helps everyone.  I did not write the guides, and they are a bit outdated but I was able to follow them to get going.

Click the Firmware section at the bottom of the menu for the guides and links.

CLICK HERE FOR THE BUILD LOG / GUIDE (http://www.adamfalwell.com/projects/octagon/index.html)

If anyone has a more complete or updated guide to programming the 02_Keymapper software in English please let me know where to find it so I can add it to the guides... there is probably one out there somewhere, but I could not find very many.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Tue, 24 February 2015, 11:34:05
Thanks whizzard. You are a wizard.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 24 February 2015, 11:51:35
If you have a .hex file, you can flash your Viper (I have not built my Octagon yet) with dfu-progammer:
> dfu-programmer atmega32u4 erase
> dfu-programmer atmega32u4 flash <HEXFILE>

I just updated my Viper now.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 24 February 2015, 14:29:25
Dope guide. I will probably be using it later! Thanks a lot!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Tue, 24 February 2015, 15:04:18
You guys are very welcome... glad I could help!  :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Wed, 25 February 2015, 21:37:40
Hey guys, quick question... I have a little trouble sorting through the group buy forums and telling what is available or not,  even with the sticky.  Anyhow...  anyone know if duck is making a new kit or has anything like that upcoming?  I had a lot of fun making the Octagon and probably want to grab another kit when it is available.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Wed, 25 February 2015, 23:23:41
After some spying and scouring I think I found the next probable duck kb... the Orion V2?  Am I right?  Looks very nice... keeping my eye out!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Thu, 26 February 2015, 06:07:28
Yup, announced a few days ago.
http://kbdlab.co.kr/index.php?document_srl=1901745&mid=board_gb_outside
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Thu, 26 February 2015, 13:24:41
It looks great... I have no doubt I will be in on that.  You hooked me with the Octagon and you have me wrapped around your finger now.  :))
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Sat, 28 February 2015, 15:33:06
So I have all the files I think I need.  I'm in the 02D Keymapper with my custom layout, but it won't let me save to a hex file.  When I click Save on the Save dialog screen I get a Run-time Error 76, then the application crashes to desktop.  I tried running it in XP compatibility mode (I'm on Win 8.1) with no luck.  Any ideas?

I had no problems installing the Atmel driver.  They keyboard works great, in fact I'm typing on it right now.  It's just those few keys that aren't quite where I want them yet...
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Sat, 28 February 2015, 16:27:31
Yup, announced a few days ago.
http://kbdlab.co.kr/index.php?document_srl=1901745&mid=board_gb_outside
Damn.  I haven't even started the build on my first one, and I'm itching to get this one too.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sat, 28 February 2015, 16:52:20

So I have all the files I think I need.  I'm in the 02D Keymapper with my custom layout, but it won't let me save to a hex file.  When I click Save on the Save dialog screen I get a Run-time Error 76, then the application crashes to desktop.  I tried running it in XP compatibility mode (I'm on Win 8.1) with no luck.  Any ideas?

I had no problems installing the Atmel driver.  They keyboard works great, in fact I'm typing on it right now.  It's just those few keys that aren't quite where I want them yet...

Make an empty file, name it whatever.hex, and overwrite it with the hex file you create in the app. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Sat, 28 February 2015, 18:28:50

So I have all the files I think I need.  I'm in the 02D Keymapper with my custom layout, but it won't let me save to a hex file.  When I click Save on the Save dialog screen I get a Run-time Error 76, then the application crashes to desktop.  I tried running it in XP compatibility mode (I'm on Win 8.1) with no luck.  Any ideas?

I had no problems installing the Atmel driver.  They keyboard works great, in fact I'm typing on it right now.  It's just those few keys that aren't quite where I want them yet...

Make an empty file, name it whatever.hex, and overwrite it with the hex file you create in the app.

I should have thought of that. Thanks, I'll try it when I get home.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sat, 28 February 2015, 19:02:14


So I have all the files I think I need.  I'm in the 02D Keymapper with my custom layout, but it won't let me save to a hex file.  When I click Save on the Save dialog screen I get a Run-time Error 76, then the application crashes to desktop.  I tried running it in XP compatibility mode (I'm on Win 8.1) with no luck.  Any ideas?

I had no problems installing the Atmel driver.  They keyboard works great, in fact I'm typing on it right now.  It's just those few keys that aren't quite where I want them yet...

Make an empty file, name it whatever.hex, and overwrite it with the hex file you create in the app.

I should have thought of that. Thanks, I'll try it when I get home.

Oh, and make it in the same directory as the O2D mapper exe.
That's how I've had to do it for my viper and butterfly numpad.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Sat, 28 February 2015, 19:07:57
The replies are all correct... like it said in the guide, put them in the same folder on your root drive if possible... I got the same error you are getting until I realized not to use the "default" name (02_Keymapper_map01.hex) or whatever it gives by default, and just put in "keys" or some small word and it worked.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Sat, 28 February 2015, 19:46:08
Thanks.  While I'm working on that here are some photos.

(http://i.imgur.com/MvVNRkE.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/sMBR3aX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/HhmgrWH.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/xk4imA2.jpg)

I didn't have very favorable lighting today so I only took a few.  Album link (http://imgur.com/a/RSMT9#0)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Sat, 28 February 2015, 20:19:43
The replies are all correct... like it said in the guide, put them in the same folder on your root drive if possible... I got the same error you are getting until I realized not to use the "default" name (02_Keymapper_map01.hex) or whatever it gives by default, and just put in "keys" or some small word and it worked.



So I have all the files I think I need.  I'm in the 02D Keymapper with my custom layout, but it won't let me save to a hex file.  When I click Save on the Save dialog screen I get a Run-time Error 76, then the application crashes to desktop.  I tried running it in XP compatibility mode (I'm on Win 8.1) with no luck.  Any ideas?

I had no problems installing the Atmel driver.  They keyboard works great, in fact I'm typing on it right now.  It's just those few keys that aren't quite where I want them yet...

Make an empty file, name it whatever.hex, and overwrite it with the hex file you create in the app.

I should have thought of that. Thanks, I'll try it when I get home.

Oh, and make it in the same directory as the O2D mapper exe.
That's how I've had to do it for my viper and butterfly numpad.

Yeah it worked great.  Thanks dudes.  :)

Any idea what "MFN" and "Ly Tg" do?  I assume the latter is some sort of Layer Toggle but I'm unsure how it works.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Sat, 28 February 2015, 20:51:55
Not too sure about MFN... but the other one is Layer Toggle I think.  I haven't really done a lot of mapping yet... the default is working well and I just set one layer for all the LED toggles.  Very nice looking keycap and layout you have there!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Sat, 28 February 2015, 22:37:22
From what I can gather, LyTg just toggles between Layers 1 & 2, as indicated by the activity light.  Press & release once to go into Layer 2.  Press again to return to Layer 1.  Pretty simple.

I haven't found a use for MFN yet.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: zennasyndroxx on Sun, 01 March 2015, 00:52:10
Just finished assembling this. aw yis

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Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: katushkin on Sun, 01 March 2015, 05:09:04
Just finished assembling this. aw yis

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That's so pretty :'(
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 01 March 2015, 05:54:50

Just finished assembling this. aw yis

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Great looking board, classic black on beige and those white on CMY are very nice. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Sun, 01 March 2015, 15:30:59
Your board came out great!  I wish I could have used that layout but I needed too many keys for what I do  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: quochung1989 on Sun, 01 March 2015, 23:31:31
Just finished assembling this. aw yis

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CMYK 'll better, friend ;)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: zennasyndroxx on Sun, 01 March 2015, 23:41:11

Just finished assembling this. aw yis

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Great looking board, classic black on beige and those white on CMY are very nice. 

Thank you :D the beige looks pretty yellow IRL. needs retr0brighting :(

Your board came out great!  I wish I could have used that layout but I needed too many keys for what I do  :rolleyes:

Thanks :) I use caps lock as winkey since i'm not gonna use caps lock all the time

Just finished assembling this. aw yis

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CMYK 'll better, friend ;)

I know :( i don't have cmyk. need to find one now

Just finished assembling this. aw yis

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That's so pretty :'(

thank you :) I'm thinking what leds to install.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Mon, 02 March 2015, 08:07:40
Are there any guides to controlling the numerous LED functions?  My function keys appear to do different things every day and never the thing I expect them to do.

I've seen the demo video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn-6YNWn2B0) but without knowing WTF he's pressing to get those actions it's no use to me.

Also still wondering what MFN does.  It was apparently important enough to include in the default keymap.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: cannonking on Mon, 02 March 2015, 08:26:31
Thinking about whether to use switch LEDs or not, can you set them to turn off/dim with a hotkey?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Mon, 02 March 2015, 10:25:37
Wish I could help more... like I said all I found in English were the guides I posted on my review. 

You can try what I did and using the drop down menu part copy layer 1 to Layer FN1, and then modify layer FN1's top F1-F12 keys to all the LED controls.

Then just play around with them until you figure it out.  I know that MFN has something to do with the "function key" layers.  I haven't tested that key or needed it yet to know.  Possibly means "Main" or "Multi" Function key, "Macro" I dunno... I haven't used it yet. 

To use layer FN1, just map one of your keys to "FN1" and while holding it, that toggles the board to the other keymap. 

You can put anything you want to test in that layer and mess with it.  That is how I figured out the LED functions on mine.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: zennasyndroxx on Mon, 02 March 2015, 10:43:57
btw, a full documentation of o2d's firmware can be found in this link below:

http://blog.naver.com/PostList.nhn?blogId=dudgnl2&categoryNo=15&from=postList&parentCategoryNo=15

that's o2d's own blog, i presume.

he briefly mentioned aboout mfn.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Mon, 02 March 2015, 11:42:11
btw, a full documentation of o2d's firmware can be found in this link below:

http://blog.naver.com/PostList.nhn?blogId=dudgnl2&categoryNo=15&from=postList&parentCategoryNo=15

that's o2d's own blog, i presume.

he briefly mentioned aboout mfn.

Thanks, that is actually helpful... after I translate from Korean.  :D

MFN apparently allows you to select multiple FN layer controls (FN1 thru FN3) with a single key by pressing it the desired number of times.  So press once for FN1 layer keys, press twice for FN2, and so on.  Hence "Multi-Function".

Code: [Select]
MFN: FN1, FN2, multi-function function keys available for all functions of the FN3

     Pressing once during the same maintenance and function of the FN1

     Click once during the same functions of the FN2 keep pressing twice in less than a second

     Press twice during the same functions of the FN3 keep pressing 3 times

     Continuous input recognition time is less than one second after pressing the key off of MFN,

Ly Ch will cycle through the 4 user layers.  Ly Tg toggles between User Layer 1 and 2 -- it doesn't work like MFN (with the multi-taps).

I'm still deciphering the LED controls...
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Mon, 02 March 2015, 11:49:09
btw, a full documentation of o2d's firmware can be found in this link below:

http://blog.naver.com/PostList.nhn?blogId=dudgnl2&categoryNo=15&from=postList&parentCategoryNo=15

that's o2d's own blog, i presume.

he briefly mentioned aboout mfn.

Thank you very much!!!  I was looking for this, but was confused by the Korean.  I translated the page and added it to my guide under the firmware section.

Here is a quick link to the translated page: HERE (http://www.adamfalwell.com/projects/octagon/firmwaredocs/translate_p.htm)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: xauser on Mon, 02 March 2015, 11:58:59
I have tmk firmware running on my octagon but only limited control of the rgb leds for now.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Mon, 02 March 2015, 12:01:32
I have tmk firmware running on my octagon but only limited control of the rgb leds for now.

Oh cool, post more info when you can please.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: xauser on Mon, 02 March 2015, 12:05:01
What do you want to know? I will push the sources the next days after some more testing.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Mon, 02 March 2015, 12:13:33
What do you want to know? I will push the sources the next days after some more testing.

The source should be good enough I'd say. 

Awesome!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: zennasyndroxx on Mon, 02 March 2015, 12:15:48
I NEED MUH WINDOWS MEDIA KEYSSSS

oh yeah, anyone know korean here? written korean
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: xauser on Mon, 02 March 2015, 16:45:14
If you want to try tmk firmware on your Octagon follow this link tmk firmware (https://github.com/xauser/tmk_keyboard/tree/octagon)

Have fun!
Title: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Mon, 02 March 2015, 17:14:26
If you want to try tmk firmware on your Octagon follow this link tmk firmware (https://github.com/xauser/tmk_keyboard/tree/octagon)

Have fun!

Awww yeah!

Thanks.

Edit: going to have to dust of my C skills and try to add support for the Viper. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Wed, 04 March 2015, 12:41:36
Got my stabs assembled, my switches are on the way.  Have a surgery scheduled for next Friday, so I'll probably get all the modding done while I'm in bed.   :))

All the photos being posted are really motivating me to get this done on my own. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: JaccoW on Wed, 04 March 2015, 14:00:23
If you want to try tmk firmware on your Octagon follow this link tmk firmware (https://github.com/xauser/tmk_keyboard/tree/octagon)

Have fun!
Awww yeah!

Thanks.

Edit: going to have to dust of my C skills and try to add support for the Viper. 
Or the Orion if you are at it  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 04 March 2015, 14:38:18
If you want to try tmk firmware on your Octagon follow this link tmk firmware (https://github.com/xauser/tmk_keyboard/tree/octagon)

Have fun!
Awww yeah!

Thanks.

Edit: going to have to dust of my C skills and try to add support for the Viper. 
Or the Orion if you are at it  :rolleyes:

I started the Viper already, I don't have an Orion, but how hard can it be? (tm)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Sun, 08 March 2015, 11:38:10
I just installed the rest of the LED's into this board... before I just did the Alpha keys.  The amount of customization is really crazy.  I am still trying to figure it out.  From lighting up with keypresses, breathing, and all the different rows being different if you want.... its really cool. 

One thing that I have learned for the future though, is that the color of the LED doesn't seem as important as the translucency of the key itself.  White keys shine bright in the chosen color, but painted keys barely let light through at all, and its hard to tell the color.  This is self-evident to most people, but didn't occur to me  :rolleyes:

Seems like the light is more an ambient tone underneath darker color keys, and shines right through white ones.  Just thought I would share that, in case someone hasn't messed with LED's before.  And also keep in mind, I have only tested it on the current keyset that I have.  I have a GB set coming and I am curious to see how it looks under those lit up.

One thing that duck knows is that people like having lots of options when it comes to lighting thier kbs!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: TLSC.wipeOut on Tue, 10 March 2015, 18:56:15
Anyone know how to get the LEDs to work in a way where you press the button then it lights up and fades out slowly?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Synjin on Tue, 10 March 2015, 19:19:00
Anyone know how to get the LEDs to work in a way where you press the button then it lights up and fades out slowly?
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There is a tiggle for lighting mode for different sections of the KB that is accessed via programming software.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Tue, 10 March 2015, 20:05:36
Anyone know how to get the LEDs to work in a way where you press the button then it lights up and fades out slowly?
There's a way but I haven't figured out the correct sequence yet.

You need to set the LED controls in the 02D mapper first. Then it's a matter of pressing the right keys to get it in that mode and set the speed.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Sat, 14 March 2015, 20:53:59
Well I think I royally screwed up my first build.  Put all the switches into the plate first and now I can't get everything to line up.  Taking them out isn't working very well.

EDIT:  Okay, I've figured out how to get the switches out of the plate. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: TLSC.wipeOut on Sun, 15 March 2015, 00:40:14
Anyone know how to get the LEDs to work in a way where you press the button then it lights up and fades out slowly?
There's a way but I haven't figured out the correct sequence yet.

You need to set the LED controls in the 02D mapper first. Then it's a matter of pressing the right keys to get it in that mode and set the speed.

hmmm ok ill play around with it more i guess xD
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Dreamre on Sun, 15 March 2015, 01:34:59
So, does the PCB come with any preinstalled firmware? Or would I have to install my own before using?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Sun, 15 March 2015, 12:07:30
So, does the PCB come with any preinstalled firmware? Or would I have to install my own before using?
Yes, it comes with a default layout and most keys work properly out of the box. You will need the Windows driver, boot loader, and 02D Mapper to customize it further.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 15 March 2015, 12:55:38
Built my Red Octagon - Potato Warning - http://i.imgur.com/87YfQw8.jpg?2

xauser's tmk fork is making this awesome - https://github.com/xauser/tmk_keyboard/tree/octagon
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: metalliqaz on Sun, 15 March 2015, 13:01:23
I also added support but it is untested

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Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 15 March 2015, 13:05:22

I also added support but it is untested

(Attachment Link)

Windows only?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Sun, 15 March 2015, 18:40:13
I also added support but it is untested

(Attachment Link)
I would definitely love to try this out.  It worked perfectly with my Phantom.  The only issue I'm having is that you can't choose different layouts (ie. 1.5u CTL & ALT).  With the Phantom layout, you can choose between ANSI 84, ANSI 87, etc.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: metalliqaz on Sun, 15 March 2015, 19:37:40
Yeah I still need to fiddle with it
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Dreamre on Mon, 16 March 2015, 20:58:02
Is there a setting to adjust debounce?

Edit-

Hours later, I figured it out!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 18 March 2015, 13:56:35
My octagon is humming along nicely thanks to xauser's TMK port.

Thanks xauser!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Wed, 18 March 2015, 14:00:08
anything wrong with the Duck firmware aside from being in Korean?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 18 March 2015, 14:02:58
anything wrong with the Duck firmware aside from being in Korean?

I wanted things in tmk that Duck's does not offer, mainly media keys.
Also, the only windows machine in our house is my wife's work laptop, far easier to tweak layouts with tmk and dfu-programmer on my mac.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Wed, 18 March 2015, 17:57:27
thanks for the info, didn't realize duck's firmware is not cross platform. what programs do the media keys work on?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 18 March 2015, 19:08:04

thanks for the info, didn't realize duck's firmware is not cross platform. what programs do the media keys work on?

For me, I have play/pause, volume up/down, mute, next and previous track on layer 1. 

The are global, so they work all the time. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Wed, 18 March 2015, 19:14:51
foobar already let you set (global) shortkeys, just curious if other programs like VLC/MPC-HC/Spotify support your approach and whether they would clash if you have, say, VLC and Spotify on at the same time
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 18 March 2015, 19:38:47

foobar already let you set (global) shortkeys, just curious if other programs like VLC/MPC-HC/Spotify support your approach and whether they would clash if you have, say, VLC and Spotify on at the same time

Oh I don't use spotify, so maybe it won't work.  Sorry. N
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Thu, 19 March 2015, 08:00:06
foobar already let you set (global) shortkeys, just curious if other programs like VLC/MPC-HC/Spotify support your approach and whether they would clash if you have, say, VLC and Spotify on at the same time

I just installed Spotify, and if it's running, play/pause will control Spotify, volume up and down affect the global volume, next/previous do not affect Spotify.

HTH.

Edit: Lulz at getting old, no idea who 90% of the artists are in the Top 100 on Spotify. :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Thu, 19 March 2015, 17:05:33
Figured I would post this now, even though most are done their builds.  I went with Cherry tactile greys with 62g springs and clear switchtops.  My first build ever.  Waiting on the classic beige GB to happen until I get the caps on though.  Only an iPhone photo for now.  I'll try to update tomorrow when I bring it to work to use the backdrop for some photos.

(http://i.imgur.com/hBYSDg4.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Thu, 19 March 2015, 17:46:38
I just installed Spotify, and if it's running, play/pause will control Spotify, volume up and down affect the global volume, next/previous do not affect Spotify.
thanks. reading around a bit, it seems like media control keys only work for the last program you have active which seems like both a good and bad thing
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: sethk_ on Thu, 19 March 2015, 17:48:49
I just installed Spotify, and if it's running, play/pause will control Spotify, volume up and down affect the global volume, next/previous do not affect Spotify.
thanks. reading around a bit, it seems like media control keys only work for the last program you have active which seems like both a good and bad thing
If you want to set hotkeys in Spotify, you might want to use a program called Toastify. I use it on my HHKB, and Ctrl + Alt + X = Pause, Ctrl + Alt + Z = Previous, and Ctrl + Alt + C = Forward. It seems to be pretty lightweight, and it also shows you the current song playing when you skip it, or pause.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Thu, 19 March 2015, 18:04:27
good stuff, thank you  :-)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Ouro on Fri, 20 March 2015, 19:23:02

Figured I would post this now, even though most are done their builds.  I went with Cherry tactile greys with 62g springs and clear switchtops.  My first build ever.  Waiting on the classic beige GB to happen until I get the caps on though.  Only an iPhone photo for now.  I'll try to update tomorrow when I bring it to work to use the backdrop for some photos.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/hBYSDg4.jpg)


How do you like those compared to Clears?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Fri, 20 March 2015, 20:06:16

Figured I would post this now, even though most are done their builds.  I went with Cherry tactile greys with 62g springs and clear switchtops.  My first build ever.  Waiting on the classic beige GB to happen until I get the caps on though.  Only an iPhone photo for now.  I'll try to update tomorrow when I bring it to work to use the backdrop for some photos.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/hBYSDg4.jpg)


How do you like those compared to Clears?
I don't notice too much of a difference to be honest.  I would have grabbed clears but they are sold out every where.  This was the next best option, since I planned on swapping the springs anyways.  I can't stand the tactile greys without the spring swap though.  I tried it for a bit on my Phantom and it was an awful typing experience after a week or two.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Thu, 26 March 2015, 19:19:19
I've been playing around with the 02 KeyMapper. I was able to change the layout but couldn't get the arrow keys to assign them, it keeps going back to "EMPTY"

So I flashed it back to the default by going to File -> New - > 02D Octagon Custom v1.x then saving it as a new hex file

After I flashed it the keyboard is now 'stuck' in DFU mode. When I unplug and plug it again without hitting the DFU key it still goes to DFU mode

When I flashed it manually in command prompt still no luck and keept getting this:

Code: [Select]
D:\Keyboard programming\DFU\dfu-prog-usb-1.2.2>dfu-programmer atmega32u4 flash main.hex
Checking memory from 0x0 to 0x6FFF...  Empty.
0%                            100%  Programming 0x7000 bytes...
[ X  ERROR
Memory write error, use debug for more info.

Am I in big trouble here?

EDIT: Fixed it, I did an erase --force

Code: [Select]
D:\Keyboard programming\DFU\dfu-prog-usb-1.2.2>dfu-programmer atmega32u4 erase --force
Erasing flash...  Success
Checking memory from 0x0 to 0x6FFF...  Empty.

Does anyone know how to get arrows keys to work? It only works when I use the default layout that 02D Keymapper has. When I use my own layout the "?" on the arrow keys keeps going back to "EMPTY" after flashing.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Thu, 26 March 2015, 19:55:24
Does anyone know how to get arrows keys to work? It only works when I use the default layout that 02D Keymapper has. When I use my own layout the "?" on the arrow keys keeps going back to "EMPTY" after flashing.

I think you need the Korean Language pack or support for the arrows to look correct.

Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Thu, 26 March 2015, 20:18:30
Yeah I just noticed the simplified guide (docx file) (http://www.adamfalwell.com/projects/octagon/assets/-simplified-guide--duck-pcb-flash-firmware---keymapping.docx) mentioning it as a bug. The solution I found was starting from scratch and not touching the arrow keys that are already assigned.

Quote
However, there is one bug that I have for arrow keys setting but some people are not having this bug. As you can see the picture below, the arrow keys are shown as “?”. After u set on the “?” arrow keys on some of your layers, the data entry wont be recorded even u have saved the .hex file

Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: SuperSumo on Fri, 27 March 2015, 22:40:55
I just found this thread and signed up on the board. Will this group buy happen again? The Octagon seems like the perfect keyboard and I would love to get one.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Sat, 28 March 2015, 01:44:17
someone on the classifieds is selling their unassembled silver kit: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=67302.0. a 2nd GB, if it occurs at all, will not happen in the foreseeable future. if you simply want a 75% layout, there are also a number of alternatives but not so many, as 75% is quite unpopular compared to 60% and TKL
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Sat, 28 March 2015, 07:51:24
Can you add or change the color that the RGB LED in the PCB cycles through? So far it only cycles green, red, purple and blue. No yellow :D
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Sat, 28 March 2015, 13:35:29
Can you add or change the color that the RGB LED in the PCB cycles through? So far it only cycles green, red, purple and blue. No yellow :D

It cycles through most of the RGB spectrum depending on what setting you have it on.  If you just want it to show yellow then you can dig into the RGB settings and mix your own from red & green.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c2/AdditiveColor.svg/400px-AdditiveColor.svg.png)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Sat, 28 March 2015, 13:50:18
Is there a guide for the RGB settings in the 02D keymapper?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Sat, 28 March 2015, 14:48:21
If you want to try tmk firmware on your Octagon follow this link tmk firmware (https://github.com/xauser/tmk_keyboard/tree/octagon)

Have fun!

Is there a guide on how to use this?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Sat, 28 March 2015, 14:54:30
Having issues connecting to the dfu...  :(
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: SuperSumo on Sat, 28 March 2015, 19:02:50
someone on the classifieds is selling their unassembled silver kit: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=67302.0. a 2nd GB, if it occurs at all, will not happen in the foreseeable future. if you simply want a 75% layout, there are also a number of alternatives but not so many, as 75% is quite unpopular compared to 60% and TKL

The only 75% boards I've seen with semi-standard key sizes are the Noppoo Choc Mini 84 and the Keycool 84.
I've also seen the Deck 82, but it has an odd layout (tilde down near space bar and off sized 1 key) and the the KBT Race 2, but it has odd key sizes for the keys on the right.

I can't find any Keycool 84s for sale and the only Choc Mini for sale has red switches. I was hoping for MX clears or browns.

Do you know any other alternatives that I don't know about? $400 is pretty steep for a keyboard, especially when it was originally on sale for $295+shipping+fees (were the shipping+fees really $100?).

Thanks for any input.
Title: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sat, 28 March 2015, 19:22:19
I have an MX-MINI PCB doing nothing right now. And once sprit starts shipping his 75% pcbs and cases, there should be some on the market.

I'll be selling a few for sure.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: snipars on Sat, 28 March 2015, 19:28:40
Since i missed the groupbuy, would people who have the keyboard agree that $400 is a reasonable amount to pay for one? 
this keyboard really looks perfect for me, i think the layout looks absolutely fantastic as well as the case & the fact that everything but the switches are pre-soldered 
i plan on combining this with gateron blacks and GMK caps, it would be very costly but i'd be able to sell other keyboards to pay for it. 
to people who have built your octagons - is this keyboard worth the money?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sat, 28 March 2015, 19:39:20

Since i missed the groupbuy, would people who have the keyboard agree that $400 is a reasonable amount to pay for one? 
this keyboard really looks perfect for me, i think the layout looks absolutely fantastic as well as the case & the fact that everything but the switches are pre-soldered 
i plan on combining this with gateron blacks and GMK caps, it would be very costly but i'd be able to sell other keyboards to pay for it. 
to people who have built your octagons - is this keyboard worth the money?

I bought two octagons, one for work and one for home. I am selling every other board I have due to the awesomeness of the octagon. 

So yes (for me) worth it.

(Keeping one modded Apple M0110 because nostalgia and the TX1800 is coming still)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Sat, 28 March 2015, 20:32:08
Can anyone tell me what DFU programmer build and octagon software version they used? I can update the firmware to the ATmega32U but then every time i go to upload a hex it says no DFU connected...
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sat, 28 March 2015, 20:37:41

Can anyone tell me what DFU programmer build and octagon software version they used? I can update the firmware to the ATmega32U but then every time i go to upload a hex it says no DFU connected...

I can tmw. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Sat, 28 March 2015, 20:40:00
So frustrating. I am following all the guides I can find precisely but it just keeps giving me the DFU programmer not connected :(
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Sat, 28 March 2015, 20:54:29
If you're using 02D keymapper make sure they're in the same folder as the dfu executable

Edit: Disregard, I misread the last part of your post
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Sat, 28 March 2015, 20:55:37
If you're using 02D keymapper make sure they're in the same folder as the dfu executable

I have it set up properly. I have the dfu programmer win 0.7.2 inside my octagon folder with the hex file. No idea why it won't connect..
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Sat, 28 March 2015, 20:56:17
The only 75% boards I've seen with semi-standard key sizes are the Noppoo Choc Mini 84 and the Keycool 84.
I've also seen the Deck 82, but it has an odd layout (tilde down near space bar and off sized 1 key) and the the KBT Race 2, but it has odd key sizes for the keys on the right.

I can't find any Keycool 84s for sale and the only Choc Mini for sale has red switches. I was hoping for MX clears or browns.

Do you know any other alternatives that I don't know about? $400 is pretty steep for a keyboard, especially when it was originally on sale for $295+shipping+fees (were the shipping+fees really $100?).

Thanks for any input.
there aren't any good stock 75% keyboards, koreans are the way to go with this layout. according to this: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-vxgQLNZY_rUoBRevfYOynOycvSpctOmS2SJDZuJd5A/pubhtml?gid=1468327763&single=true, there are 35 Octagons on geekhack. your chances of finding one is not high, so if you desire this particular board, it's a good idea to get it now (assuming you're cool with the silver housing). if you just want another board with the same layout, you can contact forum member Kaliet, he makes 75% boards and will take your order. or you can purchase an acrylic case from http://hanaacryl.com/product/?s_category=150 and outfit it with a PCB+ parts from http://winkeyless.kr/en/. both options will be cheaper than acquiring an Octagon from the classifieds
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tbc on Sat, 28 March 2015, 21:09:44
GON has a vendor forum here and you should be able to order a keyboard from him.

http://www.gonskeyboardworks.com/3-custom-kbds-w-assembly?p=2
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Sat, 28 March 2015, 21:16:01
he already said $400 is steep for a board, and a GON costs near $500 without factoring in the shipping fee from Korea.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Sat, 28 March 2015, 21:18:12
The o2d software makes me want to sell my octagon.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Sat, 28 March 2015, 21:19:56
Can you try it on another PC?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Sun, 29 March 2015, 02:30:34
Help Programming the Octagon PCB

For anyone having trouble with flashing the keyboard follow these steps exactly and see if it works, maybe you are missing a single step... and again, I do have a build log that links the files that may help earlier in this thread. (<=== click the little globe icon under my avatar pic to take you there)

So, first you get the dfu programmer and the keymapper program into the same folder on your C: drive

Also, make sure you get the right DFU programmer for  your OS from its sourceforge page.

Unplug the keyboard from the computer

Hold down the "End" key (2nd from right on top, known as "FLIP key") while holding it, plug in the keyboards USB plug to the computer.  The keyboard should not light up and show up in the device manager as "Amtel USB" or something like that...  Also, in my case the keyboard DOES NOT FUNCTION so it may seem like it is not connected, but it is, just in a non-keyboard mode.  If and when prompted choose "browse my computer for driver" and point it to the DFU programmer folder as the location for the driver for the device, check scan subfolders and have it search for the driver.   Go to device manager and update the driver from there if for some reason you are not prompted.  This makes it so that Windows will recognize and use the right driver software when you are in DFU Programming mode.  If you don't use the flip key when plugging it in, or don't use the DFU driver when prompted or whenever in flip mode, it will fail.  If you get this part, it is now ready to be flashed to a new firmware. 

If you do not hold the "FLIP" key as I said (End key) then the board figures you have the firmware you like and connects to windows in regular mode... and cannot be connected to by DFU or the Firmware program at all.  You only do this flip key thing when you want to change the layout with a new flash of the firmware, otherwise you just plug it in like normal.  Do not hold the flip key every time you plug it in... this actually makes sense in a way once you grab a hold of the design.

Keep in mind I am using Windows 8.1 Operating System... if you are using something else, mileage may vary.

Open the keymapper and open the hex file you wanted.. now go to firmware update, connect, and it should flash. 

I am wondering if you are missing one basic step and it is tripping you up.  It is definitely not an easy thing to figure out at first, but once you "get it" its not too bad... and once you set it up how you like you will never have to do it again.  Every time you plug it in it will load the firmware you flashed... way better than needing a program running in the system tray or something.  I like it because it makes the keyboard work the same every time you hook it up or boot your PC.

The way I think of it is like this;  you can't flash the keyboard unless you set it into the flash mode (like getting into the BIOS when you start your computer) by holding the FLIP key when you plug it in.  Windows doesn't know what to do with it in this flip mode, so you need to point it to the "programmer (dfu)" driver software.  Then you just use the keymapper software to send the code to the dfu programmer driver and therefore hard program the PCB of your keyboard to whatever you like, which keeps until you decide to put it into flip mode again in the future and change the mapping of your keys.

Thats about all I understand about the process explained as well as I can explain it, and I really hope it helps people.. once you get it working it really is great.  Let me know if this fixed your problem or not, if not, try to be specific in what part of the process is failing on you and the error message you are getting.

On another note... finally got the Deep Space set on this board, consider it finished finally!  I actually kept the default key mapping that my layout had, just added a few layers for LED functionality.

(http://www.adamfalwell.com/projects/octagon/images/octagondeepspace.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 29 March 2015, 05:51:25
Here's a gist of building and updating my octagon's firmware.
https://gist.github.com/tjweir/236ab2695b95f7c363b7 (https://gist.github.com/tjweir/236ab2695b95f7c363b7)

If more details are needed, let me know.
I included my layout and will send the .hex if you want.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Sun, 29 March 2015, 09:17:11
whizzard have you played thru the RGB setting in 02D keymapper?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Sun, 29 March 2015, 12:55:23
Thank you very much Whizzard and TJ! I got everything running now and it is working great! Big props to you guys!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 29 March 2015, 13:26:33
Thank you very much Whizzard and TJ! I got everything running now and it is working great! Big props to you guys!  :thumb:

High five!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Tue, 31 March 2015, 16:42:35
Anyone else know if you can edit/change the color cycles in the built in RGB LED in the PCB?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whizzard on Tue, 31 March 2015, 17:13:34
Thank you very much Whizzard and TJ! I got everything running now and it is working great! Big props to you guys!  :thumb:

Awesome!! Knew you would get it.


As far as the RGB cycle thing, I haven't really messed with it all that much, but I know you can change the behavior.  I think you can set one color, make them breathe, stuff like that.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: snipars on Tue, 31 March 2015, 17:38:25
Is this keyboard difficult to program? or is the layout of the software straightforward?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 31 March 2015, 17:56:13

Is this keyboard difficult to program? or is the layout of the software straightforward?

I would not say it's hard. Either tmk or o2d are generally straightforward. But with all software, there can be difficulty.

If you need help, just post here, someone will help.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 31 March 2015, 18:41:02
Is this keyboard difficult to program? or is the layout of the software straightforward?

Only reason I could figure it out was with the help of tjweir and whizzard. O2D is the most complicated software I've used so far. Nerd is the easier, then winkeyless, and in last is O2D. There are guides though which do a decent job
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 31 March 2015, 18:44:05
(http://i.imgur.com/SHAUKNV.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 31 March 2015, 19:14:13

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/SHAUKNV.jpg)


Ooo damn.  Looks nice. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Tue, 31 March 2015, 20:23:15
Love is red
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Fri, 03 April 2015, 22:41:14
Would any of the Toronto area GHers in on this buy be willing to meet with me to help get a switch desoldered so I can finish this build?  I have a pump to do it, but I can't seem to figure out how to remove the switch.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sat, 04 April 2015, 05:20:43

Would any of the Toronto area GHers in on this buy be willing to meet with me to help get a switch desoldered so I can finish this build?  I have a pump to do it, but I can't seem to figure out how to remove the switch.

Add more solder to the switch in question.  Then try to desolder again. 

Post a picture of the switch in question.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Sat, 04 April 2015, 10:34:03

Would any of the Toronto area GHers in on this buy be willing to meet with me to help get a switch desoldered so I can finish this build?  I have a pump to do it, but I can't seem to figure out how to remove the switch.

Add more solder to the switch in question.  Then try to desolder again. 

Post a picture of the switch in question.
Once I get home I will.  The issue isn't really with the switch, but the LED.  One of the leads from the LED broke up when I was desoldering it, and it's now stuck in the PCB with no lead visible from either side.  I'm basically screwed if I was an LED in my caps lock switch.  Haha.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: xauser on Sun, 05 April 2015, 10:50:45
Just want to let you know that octagon tmk support moved to this new home:

https://github.com/xauser/tmk_keyboard/tree/xauser (https://github.com/xauser/tmk_keyboard/tree/xauser)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 05 April 2015, 11:01:08
Just want to let you know that octagon tmk support moved to this new home:

https://github.com/xauser/tmk_keyboard/tree/xauser (https://github.com/xauser/tmk_keyboard/tree/xauser)

Oh nice, any new work done on it?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: xauser on Sun, 05 April 2015, 11:42:34
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 05 April 2015, 11:47:43
  • I changed the build system to support further keymaps without any Makefile changes
  • I Added a space fn keymap

Oh nice, I'm using SpaceFN, I really like it.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: AlphaOne on Mon, 06 April 2015, 00:53:24
I know this GB only finished a few months back but do you think we might have a round 2 some time this year? I'm loving this layout :D
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tbc on Wed, 08 April 2015, 18:58:27
can someone let me know how you add cursor keys using o2d please?  i don't want to be using software key remapping

thanks.



Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 08 April 2015, 19:01:48

can someone let me know how you add cursor keys using o2d please?  i don't want to be using software key remapping

thanks.

By cursor keys do you mean mouse keys?
If you use xauser's tmk port you can use mouse keys, I do. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tbc on Wed, 08 April 2015, 19:37:22

can someone let me know how you add cursor keys using o2d please?  i don't want to be using software key remapping

thanks.

By cursor keys do you mean mouse keys?
If you use xauser's tmk port you can use mouse keys, I do.

no, the arrow keys
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 08 April 2015, 20:21:36

can someone let me know how you add cursor keys using o2d please?  i don't want to be using software key remapping

thanks.

By cursor keys do you mean mouse keys?
If you use xauser's tmk port you can use mouse keys, I do.

no, the arrow keys

Oh ok, grab an app called AppLocale[1] and launch O2D with the Korean locale. 

You'll see the actual arrow symbols when it's configured correctly. 

Then configure and flash and you should be good.

Let me know if it still fails and I'll email you a keymap .hex 

[1] - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13209
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tbc on Wed, 08 April 2015, 20:52:45

can someone let me know how you add cursor keys using o2d please?  i don't want to be using software key remapping

thanks.

By cursor keys do you mean mouse keys?
If you use xauser's tmk port you can use mouse keys, I do.

no, the arrow keys

Oh ok, grab an app called AppLocale[1] and launch O2D with the Korean locale. 

You'll see the actual arrow symbols when it's configured correctly. 

Then configure and flash and you should be good.

Let me know if it still fails and I'll email you a keymap .hex 

[1] - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13209

thank you good sir, it works great now.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Wed, 08 April 2015, 20:59:28

can someone let me know how you add cursor keys using o2d please?  i don't want to be using software key remapping

thanks.

By cursor keys do you mean mouse keys?
If you use xauser's tmk port you can use mouse keys, I do.

no, the arrow keys

Oh ok, grab an app called AppLocale[1] and launch O2D with the Korean locale. 

You'll see the actual arrow symbols when it's configured correctly. 

Then configure and flash and you should be good.

Let me know if it still fails and I'll email you a keymap .hex 

[1] - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13209

Thank you so much for this!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 08 April 2015, 21:01:54
thank you good sir, it works great now.

Thank you so much for this!

No worries, enjoy!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: pmh1410 on Sat, 11 April 2015, 15:26:12
Just completed assembly my Octagon with black 59g + Clear top-cover :)

Many thanks Elton ;)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sat, 11 April 2015, 17:06:33

Just completed assembly my Octagon with black 59g + Clear top-cover :)

Many thanks Elton ;)

Looks great!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Latin00032 on Sat, 11 April 2015, 23:48:43
Is this gb still active?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Sun, 12 April 2015, 00:15:25
Is this gb still active?

Nope. Been done for a while bud.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: snipars on Tue, 05 May 2015, 11:39:49
Just completed assembly my Octagon with black 59g + Clear top-cover :)

Many thanks Elton ;)

looks amazing, i've also got my octagon and gaterons, just waiting for solder to come from amazon  :(
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Fri, 08 May 2015, 13:26:04
Finally finished my work Octagon.

Vintage blacks with 52g springs from kin.

(http://i.imgur.com/RVXSSh1.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Dreamre on Fri, 08 May 2015, 14:12:19
Finally finished my work Octagon.

Vintage blacks with 52g springs from kin.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/RVXSSh1.jpg)


Beautiful work keyboard!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Fri, 08 May 2015, 14:30:51
Gonna be honest and say I messed up octagon up for myself by putting in mx blues. It is lovely to type on but I realized I hate the click  :blank:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Fri, 08 May 2015, 15:28:02
Gonna be honest and say I messed up octagon up for myself by putting in mx blues. It is lovely to type on but I realized I hate the click  :blank:

I put a mix of greens and clears on my Viper.  I lasted a week until I desoldered and replaced everything with vintage blacks.

For me, the tone of the click is awful.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: "Edgar Allen Pho is Dead." on Sun, 10 May 2015, 00:18:19
Please message me if you are looking to sell your octagon. Thanks
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: radio_killah on Sun, 10 May 2015, 01:15:29
Please message me if you are looking to sell your octagon. Thanks

There are a couple in the classifieds right now. 2 unbuilt sets I think both silver.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 10 May 2015, 12:08:37
Finally finished my work Octagon.

Vintage blacks with 52g springs from kin.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/RVXSSh1.jpg)


Beautiful work keyboard!

It's nice to have the exact same layout and mapping at home and work.
Prior, I had an Octagon at home and an OTD MX-mini at work.  Same layouts, but different mapping.

Much better now.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Sun, 10 May 2015, 14:37:22
Has anyone have success programming the RGB below the PCB? (Like which color order should display)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 10 May 2015, 14:39:28
Has anyone have success programming the RGB below the PCB? (Like which color order should display)


The tmk based .hex I use allows you to control the RGB.

See here:
https://github.com/xauser/tmk_keyboard/blob/xauser/keyboard/octagon/keymap_winkey.c#L23-L29
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Sun, 10 May 2015, 14:47:17
Interesting, I just need to learn to convert my current layout to tmk. I'm having no luck with the 02D Keymapper.

(http://i.imgur.com/QtKgDn6.png)
Is this even the right place to program it on 02D?

Edit: does TMK support LED control for each area of the board? (example in 02D has control for LED in alpha, modifer, F row, etc.)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 10 May 2015, 15:04:49
Interesting, I just need to learn to convert my current layout to tmk. I'm having no luck with the 02D Keymapper.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/QtKgDn6.png)

Is this even the right place to program it on 02D?

Edit: does TMK support LED control for each area of the board? (example in 02D has control for LED in alpha, modifer, F row, etc.)

Yes, F-now, Caps, mods, alphas are supported.

Edit: I added Caps, not sure if it's in xauser branch.  I'll check later.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Sun, 10 May 2015, 23:39:52
selling my blue grey Octagon kit for $380 + fees (shipping from Canada), or a straight swap for someone else's silver Octagon (both kit or board are fine)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: MrRooks on Mon, 11 May 2015, 14:12:30
Is there any way to just buy cases for these? I would love to pick up a couple.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Mon, 11 May 2015, 14:15:08
group buy ended a few months ago. and afaik Duck never sells standalone cases so you would have to piggyback off someone who is ordering an extra PCB + plate combo, which wasn't even an option for this buy
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Sat, 16 May 2015, 15:26:45
I copied the default Layer FN3 to Layer FN1 then I've been cycling through 'R Mode' (FN1 key + R Mode) and surprised to discover new effects I haven't seen before lol

Used google translate for this site http://blog.naver.com/PostList.nhn?blogId=dudgnl2&from=postList&categoryNo=15 But the list of effects doesn't seem to be complete.

Also does anyone know what functions (i.e., LED Ctrl, R Mode, G Set1, B Set2, LED Func, etc. etc.) are being used in this video?

Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: snipars on Wed, 20 May 2015, 12:01:39
are there any building instructions for the octagon?
i've got mine all ready to build, stabilisers installed and the switches in place ready for soldering, but it feels like the switches are going to fall out at any moment, am i meant to screw the plate to the PCB before soldering?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 20 May 2015, 12:12:32
are there any building instructions for the octagon?
i've got mine all ready to build, stabilisers installed and the switches in place ready for soldering, but it feels like the switches are going to fall out at any moment, am i meant to screw the plate to the PCB before soldering?

I built my octagons and viper the same way.
- I installed the stabilizers
- I put in all switches in the plate and pcb "sandwich"
- flipped it over on to two wood blocks so it was stable and the switches were not being depressed
- soldered a row
- tested that row
- soldered the next row
- tested
- etc

LEDs came after a week or so of use.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Wed, 20 May 2015, 12:48:12
are there any building instructions for the octagon?
i've got mine all ready to build, stabilisers installed and the switches in place ready for soldering, but it feels like the switches are going to fall out at any moment, am i meant to screw the plate to the PCB before soldering?

There are a couple build logs floating around but no official instructions, no.  If they exist they're probably in Korean.  But you should be able to figure it out.

It sounds like you may have used plate-mount switches.  If you'd used PCB-mount switches then they would attach firmly to both the plate and the PCB, and you'd have a nice stable platform to begin soldering.  If you don't have that you'll want to flip it over and support the underside of the plate like tjweir suggested.  Make sure all your switches are installed before you begin soldering.  If you did it right the switches will be supported by the plate and shouldn't fall out.

I did switches and LEDs all at once because I'm impatient.  But it worked out.  :P
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Wed, 20 May 2015, 16:43:39
After some googling I found what the RGB effects cycle are:

※ RGB Effects
  1. Off
  2. ON - R, G, B both on (white color)
  3. Change the circulation of the specified color (7 types)
    Applying a fixed delay
  4. Change up to 16 user-defined colors in circulation
    Applying the delay time of the preset
  5. Custom Color 1 ON> keys pressed Off
    Push Lock off when the key is pressed when the color conversion
  6. Off> key when the user clicks on color 2
    Push Lock off when the key is pressed when the color conversion
  7. User Color 1. On> key when the user clicks on color 2
  8. Custom Color 2 On> key when the user clicks on one color
  9. breathing - circulation changes in the Custom preset colors
    Push Lock off when the key is pressed when the color conversion

http://kbdlab.co.kr/?document_srl=309373&mid=board_sw&listStyle=viewer (Used google translate)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: snipars on Wed, 20 May 2015, 19:50:26
are there any building instructions for the octagon?
i've got mine all ready to build, stabilisers installed and the switches in place ready for soldering, but it feels like the switches are going to fall out at any moment, am i meant to screw the plate to the PCB before soldering?

There are a couple build logs floating around but no official instructions, no.  If they exist they're probably in Korean.  But you should be able to figure it out.

It sounds like you may have used plate-mount switches.  If you'd used PCB-mount switches then they would attach firmly to both the plate and the PCB, and you'd have a nice stable platform to begin soldering.  If you don't have that you'll want to flip it over and support the underside of the plate like tjweir suggested.  Make sure all your switches are installed before you begin soldering.  If you did it right the switches will be supported by the plate and shouldn't fall out.

I did switches and LEDs all at once because I'm impatient.  But it worked out.  :P

I am using PCB-mounted gateron switches that i clipped the feet off of to make them plate-mounted, though i have quite a lot of pcb-mounted ones leftover, should i use those instead?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 20 May 2015, 20:26:25
are there any building instructions for the octagon?
i've got mine all ready to build, stabilisers installed and the switches in place ready for soldering, but it feels like the switches are going to fall out at any moment, am i meant to screw the plate to the PCB before soldering?

There are a couple build logs floating around but no official instructions, no.  If they exist they're probably in Korean.  But you should be able to figure it out.

It sounds like you may have used plate-mount switches.  If you'd used PCB-mount switches then they would attach firmly to both the plate and the PCB, and you'd have a nice stable platform to begin soldering.  If you don't have that you'll want to flip it over and support the underside of the plate like tjweir suggested.  Make sure all your switches are installed before you begin soldering.  If you did it right the switches will be supported by the plate and shouldn't fall out.

I did switches and LEDs all at once because I'm impatient.  But it worked out.  :P

I am using PCB-mounted gateron switches that i clipped the feet off of to make them plate-mounted, though i have quite a lot of pcb-mounted ones leftover, should i use those instead?

All of my builds that have a plate use plate-mount (no extra pins, plastic bits clipped off) switches.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Thu, 21 May 2015, 07:58:45
are there any building instructions for the octagon?
i've got mine all ready to build, stabilisers installed and the switches in place ready for soldering, but it feels like the switches are going to fall out at any moment, am i meant to screw the plate to the PCB before soldering?

There are a couple build logs floating around but no official instructions, no.  If they exist they're probably in Korean.  But you should be able to figure it out.

It sounds like you may have used plate-mount switches.  If you'd used PCB-mount switches then they would attach firmly to both the plate and the PCB, and you'd have a nice stable platform to begin soldering.  If you don't have that you'll want to flip it over and support the underside of the plate like tjweir suggested.  Make sure all your switches are installed before you begin soldering.  If you did it right the switches will be supported by the plate and shouldn't fall out.

I did switches and LEDs all at once because I'm impatient.  But it worked out.  :P

I am using PCB-mounted gateron switches that i clipped the feet off of to make them plate-mounted, though i have quite a lot of pcb-mounted ones leftover, should i use those instead?

You just mentioned feeling like they weren't secure in the plate.  PCB-mount will fix that right up.  Just make sure you have your switches placed/aligned correctly and your stabilizers installed, because the switches are a pain to remove if you forgot something.

But honestly, you should be fine with what you have.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: snipars on Mon, 25 May 2015, 18:18:16
here's my octagon, finally built!
(http://i.imgur.com/wFHjVc7.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/RweLyF6.jpg)
thanks to everyone who organised this groupbuy and allowed me to get my ideal keyboard!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Mon, 25 May 2015, 19:29:39

here's my octagon, finally built!
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/wFHjVc7.jpg)
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/RweLyF6.jpg)

thanks to everyone who organised this groupbuy and allowed me to get my ideal keyboard!

Nice job!

What switches?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: snipars on Mon, 25 May 2015, 19:31:55

here's my octagon, finally built!
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/wFHjVc7.jpg)
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/RweLyF6.jpg)

thanks to everyone who organised this groupbuy and allowed me to get my ideal keyboard!

Nice job!

What switches?

Gateron Blacks :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: KatzenKinder on Mon, 01 June 2015, 00:15:08


here's my octagon, finally built!
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/wFHjVc7.jpg)
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/RweLyF6.jpg)

thanks to everyone who organised this groupbuy and allowed me to get my ideal keyboard!

Nice job!

What switches?

Gateron Blacks :)

So all future dank snipars video is powered by an octagon huh? Very niiice
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: snipars on Thu, 04 June 2015, 12:13:00


here's my octagon, finally built!
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/wFHjVc7.jpg)
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/RweLyF6.jpg)

thanks to everyone who organised this groupbuy and allowed me to get my ideal keyboard!

haha i'm not so much into making videos anymore but i guess so!
Nice job!

What switches?

Gateron Blacks :)

So all future dank snipars video is powered by an octagon huh? Very niiice
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: MrRooks on Wed, 17 June 2015, 09:24:19
After some googling I found what the RGB effects cycle are:

※ RGB Effects
  1. Off
  2. ON - R, G, B both on (white color)
  3. Change the circulation of the specified color (7 types)
    Applying a fixed delay
  4. Change up to 16 user-defined colors in circulation
    Applying the delay time of the preset
  5. Custom Color 1 ON> keys pressed Off
    Push Lock off when the key is pressed when the color conversion
  6. Off> key when the user clicks on color 2
    Push Lock off when the key is pressed when the color conversion
  7. User Color 1. On> key when the user clicks on color 2
  8. Custom Color 2 On> key when the user clicks on one color
  9. breathing - circulation changes in the Custom preset colors
    Push Lock off when the key is pressed when the color conversion

http://kbdlab.co.kr/?document_srl=309373&mid=board_sw&listStyle=viewer (Used google translate)

So I read this, and also looked ta the doc in google translate and it doesn't really help with anything. Maybe I'm just dumb but how in the world do we change any of the settings? I set it so all of the LED keys are assigned in my FN layer. I played around with them but I can't figure out what's up. I just want the RGB to always be orange.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Wed, 17 June 2015, 09:32:35
After some googling I found what the RGB effects cycle are:

※ RGB Effects
  1. Off
  2. ON - R, G, B both on (white color)
  3. Change the circulation of the specified color (7 types)
    Applying a fixed delay
  4. Change up to 16 user-defined colors in circulation
    Applying the delay time of the preset
  5. Custom Color 1 ON> keys pressed Off
    Push Lock off when the key is pressed when the color conversion
  6. Off> key when the user clicks on color 2
    Push Lock off when the key is pressed when the color conversion
  7. User Color 1. On> key when the user clicks on color 2
  8. Custom Color 2 On> key when the user clicks on one color
  9. breathing - circulation changes in the Custom preset colors
    Push Lock off when the key is pressed when the color conversion

http://kbdlab.co.kr/?document_srl=309373&mid=board_sw&listStyle=viewer (Used google translate)

So I read this, and also looked ta the doc in google translate and it doesn't really help with anything. Maybe I'm just dumb but how in the world do we change any of the settings? I set it so all of the LED keys are assigned in my FN layer. I played around with them but I can't figure out what's up. I just want the RGB to always be orange.

Yeah I never figured it out either.  It's not at all intuitive.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: asgeirtj on Mon, 22 June 2015, 16:56:33
I noticed when building mine that the pcb supported doing a 2,75x right shift layout, but it seems to me that the plate doesn't support this, am I right?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: MrRooks on Thu, 02 July 2015, 14:01:10
I noticed when building mine that the pcb supported doing a 2,75x right shift layout, but it seems to me that the plate doesn't support this, am I right?

My plate looks like it would support the 2.75x shift. You would lose the up arrow.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Mon, 06 July 2015, 18:20:13
Hello everyone! If it's not too much to ask, would anyone be willing to sell a metal sticker? I just purchased an Octagon second-hand, but it does not come with the metal stickers.

You'd have my deepest appreciation, since I really need a sticker for the look I'm going for.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: filphil on Mon, 06 July 2015, 18:29:13
Hello everyone! If it's not too much to ask, would anyone be willing to sell a metal sticker? I just purchased an Octagon second-hand, but it does not come with the metal stickers.

You'd have my deepest appreciation, since I really need a sticker for the look I'm going for.

You can maybe get a custom one made by an artist on ETSY.COM.  You'll just have to find a person who makes it with metal otherwise acrylic is also an option. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Mon, 06 July 2015, 18:32:55
Thanks filphil, that's not a bad idea! I'll check it out now.  :thumb:

If anyone wouldn't mind parting with a sticker, I'm still open for that for now, if possible!  :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Mon, 06 July 2015, 19:33:29

Hello everyone! If it's not too much to ask, would anyone be willing to sell a metal sticker? I just purchased an Octagon second-hand, but it does not come with the metal stickers.

You'd have my deepest appreciation, since I really need a sticker for the look I'm going for.

I used both of my "octagon" stickers, and have both of the logo stickers left over, do you want one?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Mon, 06 July 2015, 19:48:38

Hello everyone! If it's not too much to ask, would anyone be willing to sell a metal sticker? I just purchased an Octagon second-hand, but it does not come with the metal stickers.

You'd have my deepest appreciation, since I really need a sticker for the look I'm going for.

I used both of my "octagon" stickers, and have both of the logo stickers left over, do you want one?

Man, I would appreciate that more than ya know! It's actually the sticker I'd prefer too!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Tue, 21 July 2015, 19:03:40
Hey again, fellow Octagon owners. I have a predicament! I tried flashing the firmware of my Octagon and now it won't get out of flash mode. It's always recognized as an ATmega32U4 no matter what I do. Can anyone help me with this?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 21 July 2015, 19:09:53
Hey again, fellow Octagon owners. I have a predicament! I tried flashing the firmware of my Octagon and now it won't get out of flash mode. It's always recognized as an ATmega32U4 no matter what I do. Can anyone help me with this?

I update my Octagons the same way I used to update my (now sold) Viper: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=65036.msg1656094#msg1656094

How are you doing it?  What OS, what .hex file? tmk or O2D?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Tue, 21 July 2015, 19:14:36
I update my Octagons the same way I used to update my (now sold) Viper: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=65036.msg1656094#msg1656094

How are you doing it?  What OS, what .hex file? tmk or O2D?


Hey tjweir. :)

I'm using Windows 7 as my OS, and going through O2D (Layout: Octagon_Custom, Firmware Type: O2D Custom). I created my own .hex file by editing the defaut Octagon layout. Saved it, uploaded it. It said that the flash was successful, but after restarting, disconnecting, reconnecting, uninstalling the Atmel drivers, it still isn't recognized as a keyboard. Did I seriously break something? D:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 21 July 2015, 19:28:41
I update my Octagons the same way I used to update my (now sold) Viper: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=65036.msg1656094#msg1656094

How are you doing it?  What OS, what .hex file? tmk or O2D?


Hey tjweir. :)

I'm using Windows 7 as my OS, and going through O2D (Layout: Octagon_Custom, Firmware Type: O2D Custom). I created my own .hex file by editing the defaut Octagon layout. Saved it, uploaded it. It said that the flash was successful, but after restarting, disconnecting, reconnecting, uninstalling the Atmel drivers, it still isn't recognized as a keyboard. Did I seriously break something? D:

(I know nothing about Windows, sorry)

I'd try this: http://dfu-programmer.github.io/
and here's my current keymap: https://github.com/tjweir/octagon_hex/tree/master
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Tue, 21 July 2015, 20:38:05
It seems that it works somewhat when I try EasyAVR. It goes out of programming mode and the LEDs turn on, no longer seen as the ATMEL controller, but it seems that it doesn't function as a keyboard. Hmmm, seems tricky. I'm not sure why O2D isn't functioning correctly. When I try to "Start Keyboard" while in the firmware upload menu, it disconnects and then reconnects, but it's still being seen as an ATmega32U4.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: snipars on Wed, 22 July 2015, 13:53:47
i've got an issue and i've no clue how to fix it, my octagon has stopped working. when i plug it in, the lights do not come on and the keyboard doesn't function.
i think it might be an issue with the USB port, could someone advise me on how i could fix this?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Sat, 25 July 2015, 09:06:58
i've got an issue and i've no clue how to fix it, my octagon has stopped working. when i plug it in, the lights do not come on and the keyboard doesn't function.
i think it might be an issue with the USB port, could someone advise me on how i could fix this?

I should say firstly that I managed to fix my issue and reflash my Octagon to function correctly again. For me, I had a bad flash apparently. Whizzard helped me by providing the original stock .hex file for the Octagon plus his cool layout set up to configure the LED settings.

So by beginning with that, I have to say that your problem sounds remarkably similar to mine, Snipars. It might be that your  keyboard is stuck in "flash mode" and is being read as a microcontroller instead of a keyboard. Download the O2D software if you haven't already, get a DFU programmer.

Actually, whizzard's build log and guide is perfect to get all that if you haven't already: http://www.adamfalwell.com/projects/octagon/firmware-setup.html

If you need the original .hex, I'm sure you can contact either me or whizzard. I do hope that this is the problem you're having and not something else! I've read how much you dig the Octagon (I love mine too), so I'd hate for yours to be bricked, but I doubt that's the case!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Rodgaroon on Sat, 25 July 2015, 14:41:24
When are we going to start the Round 2 Hype?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 26 July 2015, 17:03:39

When are we going to start the Round 2 Hype?

Depends on Duck's plans. I think the next project is Viper/Eagle 2.  Then maybe octagon 2.

I know nothing concrete.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Invaderevan on Sun, 26 July 2015, 22:08:04
Was there an extra PCB option for this buy? Should I bother looking for an Octagon PCB?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: snipars on Mon, 27 July 2015, 06:05:20
i've got an issue and i've no clue how to fix it, my octagon has stopped working. when i plug it in, the lights do not come on and the keyboard doesn't function.
i think it might be an issue with the USB port, could someone advise me on how i could fix this?

I should say firstly that I managed to fix my issue and reflash my Octagon to function correctly again. For me, I had a bad flash apparently. Whizzard helped me by providing the original stock .hex file for the Octagon plus his cool layout set up to configure the LED settings.

So by beginning with that, I have to say that your problem sounds remarkably similar to mine, Snipars. It might be that your  keyboard is stuck in "flash mode" and is being read as a microcontroller instead of a keyboard. Download the O2D software if you haven't already, get a DFU programmer.

Actually, whizzard's build log and guide is perfect to get all that if you haven't already: http://www.adamfalwell.com/projects/octagon/firmware-setup.html

If you need the original .hex, I'm sure you can contact either me or whizzard. I do hope that this is the problem you're having and not something else! I've read how much you dig the Octagon (I love mine too), so I'd hate for yours to be bricked, but I doubt that's the case!  :thumb:

re-flashing the firmware did fix this keyboard and you're damn right i dig the heck out of this keyboard
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Mon, 27 July 2015, 08:16:06
Was there an extra PCB option for this buy? Should I bother looking for an Octagon PCB?

I don't think it was an option.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: snipars on Thu, 13 August 2015, 17:55:11
damn i love this keyboard  :D
(http://i.imgur.com/vO4KEzs.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/sGXn1r2.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/2AiRNlU.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/1Fpowl8.jpg)

Anyone know if there'll ever be another groupbuy?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Thu, 13 August 2015, 18:15:35
damn i love this keyboard  :D
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/vO4KEzs.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/sGXn1r2.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/2AiRNlU.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/1Fpowl8.jpg)


Anyone know if there'll ever be another groupbuy?

Fantastic board, man! :thumb: Triumph Adler is lookin' good. 75% layouts are so hard to cover properly.

As far as what's up with Duck's future plans, there was speculation in the Lightsaver V2 r2 thread that his next project is the Octagon v2. I know, so soon right? Who knows. I guess we'll have to wait and see. I'm definitely preparing for it though.  ^-^



it will be octagon 2 according to what i've been told
For serious?

Fuuuuuuuu--

Well, guess I'll be getting that!  :thumb:

EDIT: If you are correct though, I must say that it's a little soon considering the Octagon release is less than a year old. He must really have some ideas for it. Maaan.
the rumor is that Duck himself mistakenly posted some sort of render/mockup of the new octagon here. it was deleted soon enough but not before the person whom i conversed with caught wind of it.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Steezus on Thu, 13 August 2015, 18:29:45
damn i love this keyboard  :D
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/vO4KEzs.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/sGXn1r2.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/2AiRNlU.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/1Fpowl8.jpg)


Anyone know if there'll ever be another groupbuy?

Fantastic board, man! :thumb: Triumph Adler is lookin' good. 75% layouts are so hard to cover properly.

As far as what's up with Duck's future plans, there was speculation in the Lightsaver V2 r2 thread that his next project is the Octagon v2. I know, so soon right? Who knows. I guess we'll have to wait and see. I'm definitely preparing for it though.  ^-^



it will be octagon 2 according to what i've been told
For serious?

Fuuuuuuuu--

Well, guess I'll be getting that!  :thumb:

EDIT: If you are correct though, I must say that it's a little soon considering the Octagon release is less than a year old. He must really have some ideas for it. Maaan.
the rumor is that Duck himself mistakenly posted some sort of render/mockup of the new octagon here. it was deleted soon enough but not before the person whom i conversed with caught wind of it.

There have been claims that Duck himself accidentally posted mock-ups of Octagon v2 but I've never seen them and it's all through the grapevine.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Thu, 13 August 2015, 18:58:34
There have been claims that Duck himself accidentally posted mock-ups of Octagon v2 but I've never seen them and it's all through the grapevine.

True that, good sir, true that. I'm not holding by breath either.  :-X
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: asgeirtj on Sun, 23 August 2015, 16:28:34
I'm trying to program the keyboard to have capslock as ctrl.  I'm getting an error when I try to save the layout in Duck's software, anyone have a solution?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Sun, 23 August 2015, 16:47:01

I'm trying to program the keyboard to have capslock as ctrl.  I'm getting an error when I try to save the layout in Duck's software, anyone have a solution?

Make an empty file named layout.hex and then overwrite it when you save the .hex from O2D. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: swornxin on Fri, 18 September 2015, 21:17:21
I've been trying to make this work for a while.  I keep getting "Check Atmel USB Driver" error.  I've followed all instructions completely.  Any ideas on how I can make this work?

Figured that part out, and now some of my keys aren't working?  All of the arrow keys won't work, and an Alt & Ctl won't work.  Going to fiddle some more.

I figured everything out now.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: stillzman on Wed, 23 September 2015, 20:13:11
Sorry if this has been already asked but... will there be another group buy going on anytime soon?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Wed, 23 September 2015, 21:22:24
Sorry if this has been already asked but... will there be another group buy going on anytime soon?

Not soon, but perhaps eventually.  There have been rumors (none confirmed) of an Octagon V2.

Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: MrRooks on Tue, 29 September 2015, 15:18:49
Has anyone figured out how to configure the RGB LEDs? I still haven't figured out how to even change the color. I changed it in the software but the LEDs never actually change to what I want them.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Tue, 29 September 2015, 18:44:27
Nope.  Never figured it out.  The keys I defined for LED control do wildly different things, seemingly at random.  Even the backlighting zones give me trouble sometimes.   :confused:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Tue, 29 September 2015, 18:59:51
for RGB:

Quote
※ RGB Effects
  1. Off
  2. ON - R, G, B both on (white color)
  3. Change the circulation of the specified color (7 types)
    Applying a fixed delay
  4. Change up to 16 user-defined colors in circulation
    Applying the delay time of the preset
  5. Custom Color 1 ON> keys pressed Off
    Push Lock off when the key is pressed when the color conversion
  6. Off> key when the user clicks on color 2
    Push Lock off when the key is pressed when the color conversion
  7. User Color 1. On> key when the user clicks on color 2
  8. Custom Color 2 On> key when the user clicks on one color
  9. breathing - circulation changes in the Custom preset colors
    Push Lock off when the key is pressed when the color conversion

http://kbdlab.co.kr/?document_srl=309373&mid=board_sw&listStyle=viewer (Used google translate)

Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Tue, 29 September 2015, 19:08:30
for RGB:

Quote
※ RGB Effects
  1. Off
  2. ON - R, G, B both on (white color)
  3. Change the circulation of the specified color (7 types)
    Applying a fixed delay
  4. Change up to 16 user-defined colors in circulation
    Applying the delay time of the preset
  5. Custom Color 1 ON> keys pressed Off
    Push Lock off when the key is pressed when the color conversion
  6. Off> key when the user clicks on color 2
    Push Lock off when the key is pressed when the color conversion
  7. User Color 1. On> key when the user clicks on color 2
  8. Custom Color 2 On> key when the user clicks on one color
  9. breathing - circulation changes in the Custom preset colors
    Push Lock off when the key is pressed when the color conversion

http://kbdlab.co.kr/?document_srl=309373&mid=board_sw&listStyle=viewer (Used google translate)

OK, but that doesn't explain which key(s) to press or in which order to press them to achieve the listed result.

Also Google translate seems to indicate that document might only apply to the Orion.  It's hard to tell.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Tue, 29 September 2015, 20:01:41
You'll have to map the key or use the default on the octagon. I believe its layer 3 then its Fn + 1 in the number row if I'm not wrong. (Also need to map the Fn key and the right layer to point it at)

The #4 item on my previous post is based on the colors you picked in the 02D mapper.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: MrRooks on Sat, 03 October 2015, 13:58:46
You'll have to map the key or use the default on the octagon. I believe its layer 3 then its Fn + 1 in the number row if I'm not wrong. (Also need to map the Fn key and the right layer to point it at)

The #4 item on my previous post is based on the colors you picked in the 02D mapper.

See this is not the case for me. I picked all orange on the colors in the 02D mapper under Tools > RGB Color Preset yet when I put it in cycling mode with the 'R Mode' key it just cycles a bunch of RGB colors, none of the modes show my orange.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: sethk_ on Sat, 03 October 2015, 15:11:39
:eek:

http://kbdlab.co.kr/index.php?document_srl=3104247&mid=board_Lsno50
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Sat, 03 October 2015, 18:23:34
:eek:

http://kbdlab.co.kr/index.php?document_srl=3104247&mid=board_Lsno50

Bye bye money. Hello Octagon v2. Please don't show up too soon. I'm spending too much right now! If it has Alps compatibility I'm done. Now the question is, do I keep or sell my Octagon when get this one. Hmmm. The only thing stopping me from selling mine is the heavy theme it will have and the fact Alps can't crossover caps wise unless I get those adapter things.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: filphil on Sat, 03 October 2015, 18:26:51
I think have both but make sure you pick up the v2 in alps config.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Sat, 03 October 2015, 19:02:17
I think have both but make sure you pick up the v2 in alps config.

Sounds good to me. One MX, one Alps, so I don't have to feel like one is redundant!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: asgeirtj on Sun, 04 October 2015, 17:50:38
So my keyboard feet seem to have lost their grip on the keyboard, what's best to do, buy new ones?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Sun, 04 October 2015, 19:16:27
So my keyboard feet seem to have lost their grip on the keyboard, what's best to do, buy new ones?

I suppose so! I'd use some foam silicone rubber or neoprene to make the feet and cut it to shape
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Mon, 05 October 2015, 05:45:05

So my keyboard feet seem to have lost their grip on the keyboard, what's best to do, buy new ones?

I suppose so! I'd use some foam silicone rubber or neoprene to make the feet and cut it to shape

Or grab and cut a non-slip mat from a kitchen supply store.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Mon, 30 November 2015, 06:28:53
Did you guys see the updated pics of the new Octagon yet?

Get hyped!

http://duck0113.tistory.com/127

This is getting me antsy as hell. I really want to buy all the different versions, even though I've told myself I've settled on one to go with the SNES GMK set.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: gadzkun on Mon, 30 November 2015, 06:37:04
Did you guys see the updated pics of the new Octagon yet?

Get hyped!

http://duck0113.tistory.com/127

This is getting me antsy as hell. I really want to buy all the different versions, even though I've told myself I've settled on one to go with the SNES GMK set.

WOW! this is really HYPE! :p
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: raymogi on Mon, 30 November 2015, 07:07:09
Did you guys see the updated pics of the new Octagon yet?

Get hyped!

http://duck0113.tistory.com/127

This is getting me antsy as hell. I really want to buy all the different versions, even though I've told myself I've settled on one to go with the SNES GMK set.

Hmmm tempting. Buy ALL new Duck boards!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Mon, 30 November 2015, 07:36:15
New one looks nice.  Maybe we'll get some new firmware out of it.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Mon, 30 November 2015, 07:40:14
New one looks nice.  Maybe we'll get some new firmware out of it.

I bet we will! At least new RGB controls, lol. I'm still happy that the original Octagon had RGB though. :D
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Dreamre on Mon, 30 November 2015, 09:09:21
This is totally going to be my next board!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: elton5354 on Mon, 30 November 2015, 09:20:51
This picture makes it worth having  :p

(http://cfile7.uf.tistory.com/image/246A954C5659293A1E0196)

I wonder if they will have an option to add those duck feet with the acrylic flat bottoms...
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Steezus on Mon, 30 November 2015, 09:23:46
I wonder if they will have an option to add those duck feet with the acrylic flat bottoms...

If there is such an option then I may be interested in my first 75%. :p :p
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: stillzman on Mon, 30 November 2015, 09:42:06
any idea when the new ones will be available?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: gadzkun on Mon, 30 November 2015, 10:03:46
hope the price is wallet friend :p
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Steezus on Mon, 30 November 2015, 11:02:40
hope the price is wallet friend :p

You'll be looking ~$350 is my guess after shipping and pp fees maybe a little more depending on where you live.

Edit: It'll probably end up closer to $400 than anything if it is similar to Duck's GBs.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Mon, 30 November 2015, 11:51:49
hope the price is wallet friend :p

You'll be looking ~$350 is my guess after shipping and pp fees maybe a little more depending on where you live.

Edit: It'll probably end up closer to $400 than anything if it is similar to Duck's GBs.

The last one was around $360 (shipped to the US) (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-vxgQLNZY_rUoBRevfYOynOycvSpctOmS2SJDZuJd5A/pubhtml?gid=1468327763&single=true) when all was said and done, and that was for a single milled slab of aluminum.

Since the final price for an all aluminum combo for the Orion v2 was $360 + shipping, and since there's considerably less material that goes into a 75%, I can imagine the price being like the original Octagon or even lower.

If you all remember, the original Orion was even more expensive (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=55523.0) than this one by quite a bit.

If you live in  the US, I see the Octagon v2 being around $350-360. Not a bad price. :thumb: I'd get two if I was rich, but I'm probably going to settle on the silver + blue/ti grey aluminum bottom combo.

Once again, design concept prevails or else I'd have gotten a red case, since it's my favorite aluminum case color by far. Though not many key sets go well with red. :P
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: JonasDK on Mon, 30 November 2015, 16:11:14
And this still doesn't support iso  :'(
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: QuickDelat on Tue, 01 December 2015, 02:15:21
And this still doesn't support iso  :'(

Here I was getting hyped, and then my dream gets crushed :(
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: tjweir on Tue, 01 December 2015, 06:12:42

Did you guys see the updated pics of the new Octagon yet?

Get hyped!

http://duck0113.tistory.com/127

This is getting me antsy as hell. I really want to buy all the different versions, even though I've told myself I've settled on one to go with the SNES GMK set.

Damn, I'm going to have to sell my V1s for a pair of these, they look great. 
I'm interested in the firmware improvements mainly. 
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Tue, 01 December 2015, 06:50:57

Did you guys see the updated pics of the new Octagon yet?

Get hyped!

http://duck0113.tistory.com/127

This is getting me antsy as hell. I really want to buy all the different versions, even though I've told myself I've settled on one to go with the SNES GMK set.

Damn, I'm going to have to sell my V1s for a pair of these, they look great. 
I'm interested in the firmware improvements mainly.

Haha, I know, I know. I agree on both counts! I'm tempted to sell my V1 as well, but I think I'd rather hang onto it as there are some things about it I find pretty charming that are gone in this revision. Yes, that dumb little name plate that actually makes the board octagonal, haha.

I'm fine owning a V1 and a V2, I think that'd be pretty cool actually. :)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: beltet on Tue, 01 December 2015, 07:38:33
Oooh! Really want this! Any indication when this going to happen?
So that I can save/sell things to afford this one.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Tue, 01 December 2015, 07:48:20
Oooh! Really want this! Any indication when this going to happen?
So that I can save/sell things to afford this one.

I'd say whenever everything from the Orion v2 group buy is fulfilled, so probably in a month or two. I'd say two months. Three if things take a little longer than planned.

I'm definitely fine with waiting!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: 64rky on Tue, 01 December 2015, 15:09:30
Oooh! Really want this! Any indication when this going to happen?
So that I can save/sell things to afford this one.

I'd say whenever everything from the Orion v2 group buy is fulfilled, so probably in a month or two. I'd say two months. Three if things take a little longer than planned.

I'm definitely fine with waiting!

Wait,  does this mean I can still get in on this,  or have I totally missed the boat?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Steezus on Tue, 01 December 2015, 15:11:09
Oooh! Really want this! Any indication when this going to happen?
So that I can save/sell things to afford this one.

I'd say whenever everything from the Orion v2 group buy is fulfilled, so probably in a month or two. I'd say two months. Three if things take a little longer than planned.

I'm definitely fine with waiting!

Wait,  does this mean I can still get in on this,  or have I totally missed the boat?

Missed it by over half a year, they just aren't finished shipping the rest of the keyboards. Once it's all said and done then Duck moves onto the next group buy.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: 64rky on Tue, 01 December 2015, 15:14:15
Oooh! Really want this! Any indication when this going to happen?
So that I can save/sell things to afford this one.

I'd say whenever everything from the Orion v2 group buy is fulfilled, so probably in a month or two. I'd say two months. Three if things take a little longer than planned.

I'm definitely fine with waiting!

Wait,  does this mean I can still get in on this,  or have I totally missed the boat?

Missed it by over half a year, they just aren't finished shipping the rest of the keyboards. Once it's all said and done then Duck moves onto the next group buy.

Thanks,  will wait for the next buy.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: popkorn62 on Tue, 01 December 2015, 16:08:27
i can't wait for v2 just because of those feet!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Tue, 01 December 2015, 16:09:57
i can't wait for v2 just because of those feet!

Do you mean the flat acrylic bottom + aluminum feet?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: popkorn62 on Tue, 01 December 2015, 20:25:54
i can't wait for v2 just because of those feet!

Do you mean the flat acrylic bottom + aluminum feet?

Yes! Sorry newbie here  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Wed, 02 December 2015, 21:39:32
i can't wait for v2 just because of those feet!

Do you mean the flat acrylic bottom + aluminum feet?

Yes! Sorry newbie here  ;D

No problem. :) I think if I do get any other option for the bottom aside from aluminum, it'd be the flat acrylic bottom.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: R4WBIT on Fri, 04 December 2015, 15:08:07
Please let the pictures be wrong. This keyboard must support ISO, just like the Orion :(
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: yicaoyimu on Fri, 04 December 2015, 15:15:12
Please let the pictures be wrong. This keyboard must support ISO, just like the Orion :(

Looks like it does.

(http://i.imgur.com/tN3Gjt1.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: popkorn62 on Fri, 04 December 2015, 15:31:44
i can't wait for v2 just because of those feet!

Do you mean the flat acrylic bottom + aluminum feet?

Yes! Sorry newbie here  ;D

No problem. :) I think if I do get any other option for the bottom aside from aluminum, it'd be the flat acrylic bottom.

the bottom is exactly the kind I've always been looking for just didn't know where to begin to look for one  :))
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: QuickDelat on Fri, 04 December 2015, 16:20:19
Please let the pictures be wrong. This keyboard must support ISO, just like the Orion :(

Looks like it does.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/tN3Gjt1.jpg)


Ah I can get hyped again, thanks! ;)
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Rafa_n on Fri, 04 December 2015, 17:22:51
Please let the pictures be wrong. This keyboard must support ISO, just like the Orion :(

Looks like it does.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/tN3Gjt1.jpg)


no acrylic/plastic plate? :(
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: gadzkun on Fri, 04 December 2015, 17:27:44
Please let the pictures be wrong. This keyboard must support ISO, just like the Orion :(

Looks like it does.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/tN3Gjt1.jpg)


wow can you tell us link of that korea GB?
i want to know the price. :p


i found it :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Fri, 04 December 2015, 17:39:51
Please let the pictures be wrong. This keyboard must support ISO, just like the Orion :(

Looks like it does.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/tN3Gjt1.jpg)


Nice to see additional support! I'm definitely going to use holtite sockets in this one. :D   
   
I can't wait until the GB opens up!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: yicaoyimu on Fri, 04 December 2015, 17:43:56
Please let the pictures be wrong. This keyboard must support ISO, just like the Orion :(

Looks like it does.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/tN3Gjt1.jpg)


wow can you tell us link of that korea GB?
i want to know the price. :p


i found it :thumb:

Link please? This is just a pictures I came across in a group chat. I don't know where it comes from actually.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: gadzkun on Fri, 04 December 2015, 17:46:19
Please let the pictures be wrong. This keyboard must support ISO, just like the Orion :(

Looks like it does.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/tN3Gjt1.jpg)


wow can you tell us link of that korea GB?
i want to know the price. :p


i found it :thumb:

Link please? This is just a pictures I came across in a group chat. I don't know where it comes from actually.

http://www.kbd4u.co.kr/product/detail.html?product_no=62&cate_no=43&display_group=1

 :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Fri, 04 December 2015, 18:08:16
Please let the pictures be wrong. This keyboard must support ISO, just like the Orion :(

Looks like it does.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/tN3Gjt1.jpg)


wow can you tell us link of that korea GB?
i want to know the price. :p


i found it :thumb:

Link please? This is just a pictures I came across in a group chat. I don't know where it comes from actually.

http://www.kbd4u.co.kr/product/detail.html?product_no=62&cate_no=43&display_group=1

 :thumb:

385000 South Korean Won equals
331.68520 US Dollar

The price for the whole package with the aluminum bottom.  From the original's price of $295, it's about $36 more expensive. Shipping to the US for the last buy was $57. So... We can expect a price around $390.

I guess the two piece design is more expensive to mill? The original Orion was a lot more expensive than the Orion v2.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: gadzkun on Fri, 04 December 2015, 21:04:23
Please let the pictures be wrong. This keyboard must support ISO, just like the Orion :(

Looks like it does.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/tN3Gjt1.jpg)


wow can you tell us link of that korea GB?
i want to know the price. :p


i found it :thumb:

Link please? This is just a pictures I came across in a group chat. I don't know where it comes from actually.

http://www.kbd4u.co.kr/product/detail.html?product_no=62&cate_no=43&display_group=1

 :thumb:

385000 South Korean Won equals
331.68520 US Dollar

The price for the whole package with the aluminum bottom.  From the original's price of $295, it's about $36 more expensive. Shipping to the US for the last buy was $57. So... We can expect a price around $390.

I guess the two piece design is more expensive to mill? The original Orion was a lot more expensive than the Orion v2.

i was hoping it would be like octagon v1 $295 full alu case. or maybe a little bit more cheap.
rip dream :))
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Wed, 16 December 2015, 07:23:19
Original was a comparatively simple 1-part case.  The 2-part case is more complex and therefore more expensive.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Wed, 16 December 2015, 07:25:34
Original was a comparatively simple 1-part case.  The 2-part case is more complex and therefore more expensive.

Very much true. There's a lot more machining to do for the separate halves and all the tapping for screws and what not on both ends, LED indicator lights, etc. (I'm definitely going to hang onto my V1 though, as there is something nice about a solid 1-piece design I like over 2-piece, though I'll most certainly pick up a v2 as well!)

But...

Why was the Orion v1 more expensive than the v2?

AFAIK, they were both two part designs, but the original was quite a bit more expensive.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Data on Wed, 16 December 2015, 07:32:25
Not sure.  Good question.  Orion V1 was before my time here.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: whentheclouds on Wed, 16 December 2015, 09:14:52
the obvious guess would be that he found some way to lower costs, either from experience or long term deals with other partners
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Steezus on Wed, 16 December 2015, 11:24:22
the obvious guess would be that he found some way to lower costs, either from experience or long term deals with other partners

Whatever shop he's dealing with I hope he keeps. The quality and anodizing of the Orion v2 is superb. So good in fact that I've been debating joining the Octagon v2 sale even though I'm not a fan of 75% layouts.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Wed, 16 December 2015, 11:39:46
the obvious guess would be that he found some way to lower costs, either from experience or long term deals with other partners

Whatever shop he's dealing with I hope he keeps. The quality and anodizing of the Orion v2 is superb. So good in fact that I've been debating joining the Octagon v2 sale even though I'm not a fan of 75% layouts.

Duck's cases really are practically the gold standard for full-aluminum custom cases these days. Hell, even the angled acrylic bottom was super impressive!
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: asgeirtj on Fri, 25 December 2015, 14:17:21
Are you guys using the 7x spacebar layout?  I tried it and I thought I would be in heaven but there is hangup:  you have to move your left thumb so much to reach the alt since it has been shifted to the left, has any of you guys got used to this or is there an alternative solution?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Steezus on Fri, 25 December 2015, 15:04:14
Are you guys using the 7x spacebar layout?  I tried it and I thought I would be in heaven but there is hangup:  you have to move your left thumb so much to reach the alt since it has been shifted to the left, has any of you guys got used to this or is there an alternative solution?

My two most recent boards I have opted for the 7u spacebar. When I am typing and using both hands I tend to press the spacebar with my right thumb, however when it comes to video games I press the spacebar with my left thumb but have it on the left-most side of the spacebar directly next to the alt. Whether it's typing or video games I haven't really found much difficulty in reaching the alt, it just was different to what I was use to and took a little time to get the hang of it. Now that I got use to it I do love the 7u spacebar now. The only solution to the problem, that I could think of, would be opting for the 6.25u spacebar instead.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: MrRooks on Sun, 10 January 2016, 22:35:35
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=70864.msg2002613#msg2002613

  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: joostflux on Sun, 10 January 2016, 22:45:36
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=70864.msg2002613#msg2002613

  :cool:

Thanks for the link! I will definitely be jumping in on this one.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: asgeirtj on Sun, 10 April 2016, 09:58:13
I'm trying to assign an arrow button on a key and I can't seem to do it since there is a question mark on the buttons in the keymapper, anyone know the solution?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: 64rky on Sun, 10 April 2016, 10:46:17
I'm trying to assign an arrow button on a key and I can't seem to do it since there is a question mark on the buttons in the keymapper, anyone know the solution?


Ah yes,  you need to change a language seeing. Check the Lightsaver post.  I am on my phone now but can find you the details if you don't find them.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: E3E on Sun, 10 April 2016, 10:47:55
I'm trying to assign an arrow button on a key and I can't seem to do it since there is a question mark on the buttons in the keymapper, anyone know the solution?

If you're using Windows, then using App Locale to change language settings to Korean would solve the problem. Otherwise, just try and find a way to set the program's language to Korean.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: asgeirtj on Sun, 10 April 2016, 11:50:53
I'm trying to assign an arrow button on a key and I can't seem to do it since there is a question mark on the buttons in the keymapper, anyone know the solution?

If you're using Windows, then using App Locale to change language settings to Korean would solve the problem. Otherwise, just try and find a way to set the program's language to Korean.

Thx, I got it to work.  For those interested I used this https://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/topic,17510.0.html
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: asgeirtj on Fri, 21 July 2017, 19:36:18
I've been playing around with the 02 KeyMapper. I was able to change the layout but couldn't get the arrow keys to assign them, it keeps going back to "EMPTY"

So I flashed it back to the default by going to File -> New - > 02D Octagon Custom v1.x then saving it as a new hex file

After I flashed it the keyboard is now 'stuck' in DFU mode. When I unplug and plug it again without hitting the DFU key it still goes to DFU mode

When I flashed it manually in command prompt still no luck and keept getting this:

Code: [Select]
D:\Keyboard programming\DFU\dfu-prog-usb-1.2.2>dfu-programmer atmega32u4 flash main.hex
Checking memory from 0x0 to 0x6FFF...  Empty.
0%                            100%  Programming 0x7000 bytes...
[ X  ERROR
Memory write error, use debug for more info.

Am I in big trouble here?

EDIT: Fixed it, I did an erase --force

Code: [Select]
D:\Keyboard programming\DFU\dfu-prog-usb-1.2.2>dfu-programmer atmega32u4 erase --force
Erasing flash...  Success
Checking memory from 0x0 to 0x6FFF...  Empty.

Does anyone know how to get arrows keys to work? It only works when I use the default layout that 02D Keymapper has. When I use my own layout the "?" on the arrow keys keeps going back to "EMPTY" after flashing.

I have the same problem have tried erase force but the keyboard just doesn't work any more, maybe stuck in flash mode? The atmel usb driver at least alway appears when i connect the keyboard. I always get the memory write error when flashing. How do I fix this? :S
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Fri, 21 July 2017, 19:38:43
Keep trying the erase force, it should work. It might also be a good idea to restart computer or power cycle completely.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: asgeirtj on Sat, 22 July 2017, 07:06:34
Keep trying the erase force, it should work. It might also be a good idea to restart computer or power cycle completely.

I managed to flash it but now i get this error:

"The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it."
And the device is named "unknown usb device (device descriptor request failed)" in device manager.

It also doesn't work with other computers. The keyboard worked yesterday, this happened while I was reflashing it to change the keymapping. Is the usb connector on the board broken or is there anything i can do to fix this?

EDIT: the connector on the board is a bit loose, maybe I need to resolder it? Mind you that flashing the board does work... sometimes (I did it many times and sometimes it worked and sometimes I get the memory write error, don't know what I did different the other times. The atmel driver is installed and appears when I connect the board, so I was indeed stuck in DFU mode, but now I got out of it and get this USB malfunctioned error.
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Sat, 22 July 2017, 07:22:54
If its loose then it could be possible that its the connector.

Also the atmel drivers I used were from this link http://www.adamfalwell.com/projects/octagon/firmware-setup.html
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: asgeirtj on Sun, 23 July 2017, 10:48:11
If its loose then it could be possible that its the connector.

Also the atmel drivers I used were from this link http://www.adamfalwell.com/projects/octagon/firmware-setup.html

Seems to be the connector, the keyboard won't connect to any device now. I've tried resolder the connector, it is not loose anymore, but it doesn't work. Do I need to buy a new receptor? Where would a buy the correct receptor for this board?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Sun, 23 July 2017, 10:52:57
If its loose then it could be possible that its the connector.

Also the atmel drivers I used were from this link http://www.adamfalwell.com/projects/octagon/firmware-setup.html

Seems to be the connector, the keyboard won't connect to any device now. I've tried resolder the connector, it is not loose anymore, but it doesn't work. Do I need to buy a new receptor? Where would a buy the correct receptor for this board?

There should be a bunch on eBay https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=female+micro+usb+connector&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xfemale+mini+usb+connector.TRS0&_nkw=female+mini+usb+connector&_sacat=0

Just pick a high rated seller
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: asgeirtj on Sun, 23 July 2017, 11:36:01
I think the problem is that one/some of the pins which connect to the pcb got desoldered when the receptor got loose, the thing is the pins are so small I can't get to the with my soldering iron, any trick I can use to reach them?

edit: http://www.ebay.com/itm/5x-Conector-mini-USB-SMD-PCB-hembra-female-connector-stecker-connecteur-/152494873949?hash=item2381671d5d:g:8qoAAOSwt0FZBJyh

seems like there should be 5 pins but I only see 3, maybe the 2 are recessed inbetween the others? in any case I can't reach them with my chiseled iron :/

here is a pic, it's a mess I know lol http://i.imgur.com/D8DgWGR.jpg
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: rainb1ood on Sun, 23 July 2017, 19:08:39
I think the problem is that one/some of the pins which connect to the pcb got desoldered when the receptor got loose, the thing is the pins are so small I can't get to the with my soldering iron, any trick I can use to reach them?

edit: http://www.ebay.com/itm/5x-Conector-mini-USB-SMD-PCB-hembra-female-connector-stecker-connecteur-/152494873949?hash=item2381671d5d:g:8qoAAOSwt0FZBJyh

seems like there should be 5 pins but I only see 3, maybe the 2 are recessed inbetween the others? in any case I can't reach them with my chiseled iron :/

here is a pic, it's a mess I know lol http://i.imgur.com/D8DgWGR.jpg

yeah i highly recommend to clean that out too
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Dreamre on Mon, 24 July 2017, 08:33:17
I think the problem is that one/some of the pins which connect to the pcb got desoldered when the receptor got loose, the thing is the pins are so small I can't get to the with my soldering iron, any trick I can use to reach them?

edit: http://www.ebay.com/itm/5x-Conector-mini-USB-SMD-PCB-hembra-female-connector-stecker-connecteur-/152494873949?hash=item2381671d5d:g:8qoAAOSwt0FZBJyh

seems like there should be 5 pins but I only see 3, maybe the 2 are recessed inbetween the others? in any case I can't reach them with my chiseled iron :/

here is a pic, it's a mess I know lol http://i.imgur.com/D8DgWGR.jpg

yeah i highly recommend to clean that out too

Is that a V1 PCB?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: asgeirtj on Mon, 24 July 2017, 18:52:37
I think the problem is that one/some of the pins which connect to the pcb got desoldered when the receptor got loose, the thing is the pins are so small I can't get to the with my soldering iron, any trick I can use to reach them?

edit: http://www.ebay.com/itm/5x-Conector-mini-USB-SMD-PCB-hembra-female-connector-stecker-connecteur-/152494873949?hash=item2381671d5d:g:8qoAAOSwt0FZBJyh

seems like there should be 5 pins but I only see 3, maybe the 2 are recessed inbetween the others? in any case I can't reach them with my chiseled iron :/

here is a pic, it's a mess I know lol http://i.imgur.com/D8DgWGR.jpg

yeah i highly recommend to clean that out too

Is that a V1 PCB?

Yeah

I've ordered replacement usb receptors and a fine cone top for my weller to solder it with, how would I go about cleaning this though?
Title: Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
Post by: Unforgivable on Mon, 13 November 2017, 22:04:55
Would anyone happen to have the switch plate file for the Octagon V2 they can share?  :)

Edit: Wrong thread! Sorry about that!