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Title: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Sun, 01 March 2015, 11:46:38
There will be a delay in producing these... I don't think Lightsaver V2 will be next in production after Orion V2. Maybe next year...they have other plans in mind.  Sorry for the bad news. :(

This gb will probably start in the summer after orion's gb.  Long way to go!

AFAIK there is no longer an assembly option.
We need to sell 30 units.
I will find out about lone PCB/Plates/Cases, for now assume full kits only.
Forgive me if anything is wrong, prices subject to change.
I'll be keeping this OP up to date.
[around my busy work schedule]
Some info available in the Lightsaver thread here >
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=53942.0
THE INFORMATION BELOW IS COPY PASTA FROM THE OG THREAD HERE > https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=56877.0

~Lightsaver V2 Round 2 Interest Check~
(http://i.imgur.com/idv2qmX.jpg)
(http://cfile25.uf.tistory.com/image/24781E425347EBDB15E425)
(http://cfile1.uf.tistory.com/image/2604C0415347EBDD1D43F5)

Included in this set:
Aluminium housing (Aluminum 6061) in black, silver, gray, or red.
MX Reinforcement plate (STS-304 1.5T)
PCB presoldered with MX only support
Fixing bolts

Info:
Full keymapping
Supports MX switches
Up to 12 Macro keys
Full LED and side LED compatible.  Side LED is red by default (on PCB)
Switches and stabilizers not included (MX requires Cherry PCB Stabilizers)
Acrylic accessories not included and not for sale.
There are only 30 units available

Price:
Set: $295 USD
Duck Blockers (Silver or Black): $3.50 USD [picture here https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1663307#msg1663307]

Shipping:
Shipping will be from South Korea with EMS.  Shipping cost will depend on your location.  Each set weighs about --- kg with packaging, so you will be looking at row --- kg.

ZONE CHAT BELOW, UPDATED SHIPPING PRICES HERE > http://www.koreapost.go.kr/eng/sub/subpage.jsp?contId=e1020300
(https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=53348.0;attach=50890;image)

Thank you all for your interest, spread the info!
Running Tally: 34

March 4th, (3 days after IC) we have 16, that's more than half! We're likely to lose momentum now, but I'll post to R/MK/ and see if more people want it.

[forgive spelling errors]
Flyersfan1: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1663293#msg1663293
apocalypsemaow: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1663297#msg1663297
radio_killah: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1663324#msg1663324
sl89: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1663327#msg1663327
crabby_b: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1663357#msg1663357
karura: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1663414#msg1663414
tristan1035: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1663916#msg1663916
stoic-lemon: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1664175#msg1664175
pemdas: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1664177#msg1664177
jersern: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1664308#msg1664308
proximity: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1664592#msg1664592
pieminister: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1664698#msg1664698
nathanrosspowel: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1667334#msg1667334
want: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1667732#msg1667732
anguirus: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1667864#msg1667864
deci: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1668017#msg1668017
ceflame: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1668180#msg1668180
kacase: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1670282#msg1670282
mastodon: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1670665#msg1670665
jaemzp: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1670924#msg1670924
limitz: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1671394#msg1671394
0cx: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1672160#msg1672160
animallaparadoda: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1672810#msg1672810
delkey: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1672822#msg1672822
foc_tow: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1672831#msg1672831
prankk: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1674924#msg1674924
atredl: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1680024#msg1680024
unipsykal: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1687927#msg1687927
mark thaddeus: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1688845#msg1688845
random_rockets: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1689692#msg1689692
elretto: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1689794#msg1689794
dododollars: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1690433#msg1690433
freechemicals: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1690665#msg1690665
im a wild deer: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1692074#msg1692074
techmattr: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1692482#msg1692482

wants a case:
Shanghaied: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1663507#msg1663507
pwnnarwhal: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1665215#msg1665215
quochung1989: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1671918#msg1671918

wants a pcb [and maybe plate]
fknraiden:  https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1663636#msg1663636(already got one)
blackheart: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1664585#msg1664585
mrchunky: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1670626#msg1670626
chedda7: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1671790#msg1671790
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Flyersfan1 on Sun, 01 March 2015, 11:47:56
Interested! Thanks for doing this Taylor, really hope a r3 comes to fruition.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: ApocalypseMaow on Sun, 01 March 2015, 11:53:36
Sure, why not!!!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: slickmamba on Sun, 01 March 2015, 12:07:33
What are the blockers?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Sun, 01 March 2015, 12:11:19
What are the blockers?

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/eddie84/OCN/Mech%20keyboard%20club/KMAC/KMAC2/e3f0352a129fbdcb793f900e1f14738c.jpg~original)

That little yellow block.
It hides a key space.
They should be available in silver and black.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: slickmamba on Sun, 01 March 2015, 12:12:24
Ahh darn. Was hoping it somehow meant the acrylic part that goes on the side of the case. Need some of those for my viper
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Sun, 01 March 2015, 12:13:20
Ahh darn. Was hoping it somehow meant the acrylic part that goes on the side of the case. Need some of those for my viper

Those are acrylic inserts.
I might have a spare set for viper, PM me.
Also I'll ask about getting them made for the next round.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Sun, 01 March 2015, 12:33:37
In for a black one  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Sun, 01 March 2015, 12:36:32
very interested
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Crabby_b on Sun, 01 March 2015, 13:18:52
I'm in for one.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Karura on Sun, 01 March 2015, 14:05:28
Count me in
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Ouro on Sun, 01 March 2015, 14:37:50
I passed on the TX1800 so I could buy this. Count me in!

According to the image in this post (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=53942.0) I can use a 1.75X right shift + 1X key instead of the standard right shift. Am I correct? If so this is going to look pretty sweet with those purple hangul keycaps I ordered from kin  :p
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Shanghaied on Sun, 01 March 2015, 15:10:24
Interested in a case, so I can split an order with someone who just wants the PCB.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Prankk on Sun, 01 March 2015, 15:21:53
Forgive my ignorance. What would i need to assemble one of these, tools and processes involved.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: DrHubblePhD on Sun, 01 March 2015, 16:40:30
Forgive my ignorance. What would i need to assemble one of these, tools and processes involved.

You will need a soldering iron and some quality solder. Everything is pre-soldered excluding the switches.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: fknraiden on Sun, 01 March 2015, 17:00:44
I'm in if I can get just a pcb.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: tristan1035 on Sun, 01 March 2015, 21:21:32
Finally! I'm definitely in for one.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: quochung1989 on Sun, 01 March 2015, 21:50:02
I am in duck blocker (silver).
Added more blocker pictures:

(http://i.imgur.com/eBKWyj8.jpg)

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

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

(http://i.imgur.com/zgRWLTS.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: metalliqaz on Sun, 01 March 2015, 21:59:09
Who will be running this?  I only trust a few people.  I've seen too many disasters on GH.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: metalliqaz on Sun, 01 March 2015, 22:00:21
Forgive my ignorance. What would i need to assemble one of these, tools and processes involved.

You will need a soldering iron and some quality solder. Everything is pre-soldered excluding the switches.  :thumb:

In addition to the tools, you need switches, stabilizers, keycaps, and LEDs
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: quochung1989 on Sun, 01 March 2015, 22:07:46
Who will be running this?  I only trust a few people.  I've seen too many disasters on GH.
Ellton5354 can help us?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: metalliqaz on Sun, 01 March 2015, 22:10:43
Who will be running this?  I only trust a few people.  I've seen too many disasters on GH.
Ellton5354 can help us?

Yeah I trust Elton
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Sun, 01 March 2015, 22:16:17
I think this is a pure IC by TaylorCraig and Elton is running the gb *if* and then when it happens.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: quochung1989 on Sun, 01 March 2015, 22:24:05
GB start after Orion V2 finished?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Sun, 01 March 2015, 23:08:02
Who will be running this?  I only trust a few people.  I've seen too many disasters on GH.
Ellton5354 can help us?

Yeah I trust Elton

Yes. I am running the IC. Elton and Duck/TrueCustom will be running the actual GB.
Though I hope to become a name you can trust here on GH.
This is my first efforts. =)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: quochung1989 on Sun, 01 March 2015, 23:15:34
Who will be running this?  I only trust a few people.  I've seen too many disasters on GH.
Ellton5354 can help us?

Yeah I trust Elton

Yes. I am running the IC. Elton and Duck/TrueCustom will be running the actual GB.
Though I hope to become a name you can trust here on GH.
This is my first efforts. =)

Great confirm, taylor.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Karura on Mon, 02 March 2015, 01:30:30
Taylor is trustworthy enough to handle an IC :)

I'm in, but I need more photos of the Black LS and the Silver LS... I know there are a lot more owners out there that haven't posted photos in the LS Photo thread yet.

Would be awesome if you guys can post the Black LS with Classic Beige (BoW) caps!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: stoic-lemon on Mon, 02 March 2015, 01:54:31
Count me in.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Pemdas on Mon, 02 March 2015, 01:56:28
Totally in for one, now I just gotta decide on a color...
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: quochung1989 on Mon, 02 March 2015, 02:00:41
Taylor is trustworthy enough to handle an IC :)

I'm in, but I need more photos of the Black LS and the Silver LS... I know there are a lot more owners out there that haven't posted photos in the LS Photo thread yet.

Would be awesome if you guys can post the Black LS with Classic Beige (BoW) caps!

Not mine. Only collect via internet.

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_018_zps6d7e94bd.jpg)

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_033_zpsbd57ede8.jpg)

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_036_zpsebbc4273.jpg)

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_037_zpsf11136e6.jpg)

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_039_zps1c01818b.jpg)

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_041_zps2b8e0838.jpg)

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_052_zps8bff39a2.jpg)

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_054_zpsff3aa45b.jpg)

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_061_zpsd8d04e63.jpg)

(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_068_zps655db30d.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: fknraiden on Mon, 02 March 2015, 02:10:16
Taylor is trustworthy enough to handle an IC :)

I'm in, but I need more photos of the Black LS and the Silver LS... I know there are a lot more owners out there that haven't posted photos in the LS Photo thread yet.

Would be awesome if you guys can post the Black LS with Classic Beige (BoW) caps!

Not mine. Only collect via internet.
More

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(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_068_zps655db30d.jpg)

this is v1 case btw
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: quochung1989 on Mon, 02 March 2015, 02:17:09
Taylor is trustworthy enough to handle an IC :)

I'm in, but I need more photos of the Black LS and the Silver LS... I know there are a lot more owners out there that haven't posted photos in the LS Photo thread yet.

Would be awesome if you guys can post the Black LS with Classic Beige (BoW) caps!

Not mine. Only collect via internet.
More

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(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_018_zps6d7e94bd.jpg)


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(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_033_zpsbd57ede8.jpg)


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(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_036_zpsebbc4273.jpg)


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(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_037_zpsf11136e6.jpg)


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(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_039_zps1c01818b.jpg)


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(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_054_zpsff3aa45b.jpg)


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(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_061_zpsd8d04e63.jpg)


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(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/hmwgbworld/LightSaver%20Worklog/WP_20140401_068_zps655db30d.jpg)

this is v1 case btw

Yes. I think Karura need it to choose color. V1 is not problem :)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: trizkut on Mon, 02 March 2015, 02:23:07
(http://i.imgur.com/adwoEO8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/LuTDO96.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Jersern on Mon, 02 March 2015, 04:31:26
I'm interested but firstly before I get counted in, any changes in this round to the previous? Also, can I use like ansi 125 or ansi 150 with standard bottom row on it otherwise I'll just block the awkward start key.

EDIT: I answered my own questions by looking at the links. Im an idiot. I'd say I am interested.

EDIT2: New question: can I get like a 1.25u blocker in like grey. I think black or silver would look kinda weird if I got a grey keyboard...
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Moralless on Mon, 02 March 2015, 05:03:34
I'm interested but firstly before I get counted in, any changes in this round to the previous? Also, can I use like ansi 125 or ansi 150 with standard bottom row on it otherwise I'll just block the awkward start key.

EDIT: I answered my own questions by looking at the links. Im an idiot. I'd say I am interested.

EDIT2: New question: can I get like a 1.25u blocker in like grey. I think black or silver would look kinda weird if I got a grey keyboard...

The blockers are designed for people who want to have WKL layouts which generally use 1.5u mods, so I think the blockers would only be available in 1u and not 1.25u
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Jersern on Mon, 02 March 2015, 05:06:00
Yeah fair enough... still interested :P
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: metalliqaz on Mon, 02 March 2015, 09:48:20
Does anyone know if this layout is possible?  That's 1.5-1-1.5-6-1.5-1.5-1-1 on the bottom row.  I doubt it but I thought I'd ask.

[attachimg=1]

EDIT: Actually, I think I figured it out.  The closest I could get would be a 1.25-1.25-1.25-6.25-1.5-1.5-1-1 on the bottom row.  It's a bit Frankenstein but it would be cool.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: blighty on Mon, 02 March 2015, 10:30:24
Does anyone know if this layout is possible?  That's 1.5-1-1.5-6-1.5-1.5-1-1 on the bottom row.  I doubt it but I thought I'd ask.

EDIT: Actually, I think I figured it out.  The closest I could get would be a 1.25-1.25-1.25-6.25-1.5-1.5-1-1 on the bottom row.  It's a bit Frankenstein but it would be cool.

Looks like it could?

It matches up on where the 6u space would sit on stabs.

[attach=1]
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Blackehart on Mon, 02 March 2015, 10:55:38
Interested in pcb+plate
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: pr0ximity on Mon, 02 March 2015, 10:59:29
Well it's my birthday today, so I'll say this is my birthday present :p

In for one, likely in Silver, with blockers.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Mon, 02 March 2015, 11:51:27
ik this is probably just me being pedantic, but do you guys consider layouts like the Lightsaver and TX1800 to be 'full size' as such?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Pieminister on Mon, 02 March 2015, 12:26:21
Yes!

I have been regularly looking for a new interest check on these.

i am in for a whole set.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: metalliqaz on Mon, 02 March 2015, 12:58:10
ik this is probably just me being pedantic, but do you guys consider layouts like the Lightsaver and TX1800 to be 'full size' as such?

I don't.  If you compare the size of a standard TKL to the size of the lightsaver, you will find that the LS is shorter than the TKL by 0.5x because there's no space between the F row and the Num row, and you will find that the LS is only wider than the TKL by 0.5x because the 4x numpad replaces a 0.5x space and the 3x nav group.  That's definitely not fullsize in my book.  Definitely larger than a 75% but closest to the size of a TKL.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Mon, 02 March 2015, 14:59:34
Does anyone know if this layout is possible?  That's 1.5-1-1.5-6-1.5-1.5-1-1 on the bottom row.  I doubt it but I thought I'd ask.

EDIT: Actually, I think I figured it out.  The closest I could get would be a 1.25-1.25-1.25-6.25-1.5-1.5-1-1 on the bottom row.  It's a bit Frankenstein but it would be cool.

I can't say for sure if the LS can do it, but the RedScarfIII PCB will fit the lightsaver case, and is capable of that. https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=67398.0;attach=86559;image
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: ekw808 on Mon, 02 March 2015, 15:04:40
Are the anodizing colors finalized?? Been looking for a blue-grey case.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: pr0ximity on Mon, 02 March 2015, 17:10:21
Are the blockers $3.50 a piece, or do they come in a set of some quantity?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: sethk_ on Mon, 02 March 2015, 17:57:11
I would be up for only a case if that is possible
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Mon, 02 March 2015, 18:15:04
Are the blockers $3.50 a piece, or do they come in a set of some quantity?

Yeah the price should be each.

Are the anodizing colors finalized?? Been looking for a blue-grey case.

These are just the colors copy pasted from the LSv2 round 1 thread. Blue-grey was offered on the octagon and therefore it's likely that another round of LS would have the option, not certain though.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: pr0ximity on Tue, 03 March 2015, 17:30:05
Are the blockers $3.50 a piece, or do they come in a set of some quantity?

Yeah the price should be each.

Awesome, I'm in for about 6 of them then.

Any word on whether this buy can have notched plates for easier removal of the switch tops?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 03 March 2015, 17:38:49
Come on guys let's rally some troops we are almost half way there.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Tue, 03 March 2015, 23:01:29
Shipping:
Shipping will be from South Korea with EMS.  Shipping cost will depend on your location.  Each set weighs about --- kg with packaging, so you will be looking at row --- kg.

So was the weight ever listed anywhere? Crazy shipping cost might push me out due to the Canadian dollar already making this a squeeze...
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 03 March 2015, 23:05:35
Shipping:
Shipping will be from South Korea with EMS.  Shipping cost will depend on your location.  Each set weighs about --- kg with packaging, so you will be looking at row --- kg.

So was the weight ever listed anywhere? Crazy shipping cost might push me out due to the Canadian dollar already making this a squeeze...

Most likely shipping will be around ~50 USD that's what it was for my octagon.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: ceflame on Tue, 03 March 2015, 23:06:58
Shipping:
Shipping will be from South Korea with EMS.  Shipping cost will depend on your location.  Each set weighs about --- kg with packaging, so you will be looking at row --- kg.

So was the weight ever listed anywhere? Crazy shipping cost might push me out due to the Canadian dollar already making this a squeeze...

According to the previous groupbuy, shipping was $59 USD to Canada: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Akw9rY8oi1o6dDZDVE9IWWc0OGNkc19hcGx6TjN3c2c&single=true&gid=2&output=html

I might be in, depending on if I can sell off my granite set and my GON order..
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Tue, 03 March 2015, 23:24:10
Thanks a lot for the info :thumb:

I should be getting a performance bonus in the next few days, going to wait on that before fully committing :D
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Tue, 03 March 2015, 23:49:28
Thanks a lot for the info :thumb:

I should be getting a performance bonus in the next few days, going to wait on that before fully committing :D

We'll all have time. After we get appx 35-40 names on this list it's still a month or two before it can turn into a real GB, longer if Duck/Elton are already tied up.
We just made this thread to say, "YES WE NEED MORE LSv2!"
And with that...

YES, WE NEED MORE LSv2! [not me personally, but the world!]
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: fknraiden on Tue, 03 March 2015, 23:51:51
I really hope we have a pcb only option.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Karura on Wed, 04 March 2015, 00:59:19
Thanks a lot for the info :thumb:

I should be getting a performance bonus in the next few days, going to wait on that before fully committing :D

We'll all have time. After we get appx 35-40 names on this list it's still a month or two before it can turn into a real GB, longer if Duck/Elton are already tied up.
We just made this thread to say, "YES WE NEED MORE LSv2!"
And with that...

YES, WE NEED MORE LSv2! [not me personally, but the world!]

Lies, YOU NEED MORE LSv2!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Wed, 04 March 2015, 10:41:30
Thanks a lot for the info :thumb:

I should be getting a performance bonus in the next few days, going to wait on that before fully committing :D

We'll all have time. After we get appx 35-40 names on this list it's still a month or two before it can turn into a real GB, longer if Duck/Elton are already tied up.
We just made this thread to say, "YES WE NEED MORE LSv2!"
And with that...

YES, WE NEED MORE LSv2! [not me personally, but the world!]

Congrats, you convinced me. I am in for the full kit, probably in Grey  :D
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Wed, 04 March 2015, 12:50:18
I really hope we have a pcb only option.

Anyone looking for PCB only can proxy a REDSCARFIII pcb from taobao.
These have been designed specifically to fit LS and Octagon cases; as well as the redscarf case.
Else you can wait and cross your fingers this happens quick.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Shanghaied on Wed, 04 March 2015, 15:46:11
I might be in, depending on if I can sell off my granite set and my GON order..

I might be interested in your granite set, what have you got?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Want on Wed, 04 March 2015, 16:17:39
Yessir, I'm in for one.
Been looking forward to this for a while now.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Wed, 04 March 2015, 16:19:30
Yessir, I'm in for one.
Been looking forward to this for a while now.

Great! Now spread the word and convince people that they "want" this keyboard!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: pr0ximity on Wed, 04 March 2015, 16:28:53
A thread on Deskthority and reddit would probably get us quite a ways.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Sygaldry on Wed, 04 March 2015, 16:56:08
A thread on Deskthority and reddit would probably get us quite a ways.

Probably not reddit.

Everyone on reddit that doesn't actively bash any keyboard that costs more than 350 dollars is already on GH...
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: feizor on Wed, 04 March 2015, 17:04:12
A thread on Deskthority and reddit would probably get us quite a ways.

Probably not reddit.

Everyone on reddit that doesn't actively bash any keyboard that costs more than 350 dollars is already on GH...

 :))
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: metalliqaz on Wed, 04 March 2015, 17:15:45
A thread on Deskthority and reddit would probably get us quite a ways.

Probably not reddit.

Everyone on reddit that doesn't actively bash any keyboard that costs more than 350 dollars is already on GH...

Yep, they a bunch of scrubs.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Wed, 04 March 2015, 17:25:28
As someone with feet in both camps, the eternal zomg redditards and lmfao geekwhack stuff gets really old, someone put a PSA up on both, its a group buy and besides the salty dude in ghostofharrys tai hao gb, everyone is pretty decent in pursuit of great keys and awesome boards. if you want more people who can contribute and you think reddit is a dead end, its your duty at the least to illuminate them and let them know that GH has quality stuff. /endrant
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: stoic-lemon on Wed, 04 March 2015, 17:30:21
As someone with feet in both camps, the eternal zomg redditards and lmfao geekwhack stuff gets really old, someone put a PSA up on both, its a group buy and besides the salty dude in ghostofharrys tai hao gb, everyone is pretty decent in pursuit of great keys and awesome boards. if you want more people who can contribute and you think reddit is a dead end, its your duty at the least to illuminate them and let them know that GH has quality stuff. /endrant

True. I also browse both and it's rather silly for one group to be snooty towards the other. It wouldn't hurt to get more eyes on this great board.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: fknraiden on Wed, 04 March 2015, 17:35:47
this tread is headed a little off topic but I can see some of the ideology from /r/mk. If someone came over here from deskthority and became a mod and was saying stuff being my only information on the site i would probably take their word on it.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: pr0ximity on Wed, 04 March 2015, 17:44:28
I guess what I was asking wasn't whether should be posted there, but rather would taylordcraig like to create the threads in those places? I'd be happy to post on reddit, but I feel awkward doing that when I'm not the one running the IC.

Please don't flood this thread with any more discussion around the merits of posting in each place, lets get back to the topic at hand:

What switches are subjectively best on a LightSaver? Personally I've been wanting a 62g Clear board for a while, but I have a hard time tearing myself away from linear switches.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: fknraiden on Wed, 04 March 2015, 17:45:31
I guess what I was asking wasn't whether should be posted there, but rather would taylordcraig like to create the threads in those places? I'd be happy to post on reddit, but I feel awkward doing that when I'm not the one running the IC.

Please don't flood this thread with any more discussion around the merits of posting in each place, lets get back to the topic at hand:

What switches are subjectively best on a LightSaver? Personally I've been wanting a 62g Clear board for a while, but I have a hard time tearing myself away from linear switches.
im liking my 85g spring in clears.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: anguirus on Wed, 04 March 2015, 18:17:30
saw this ic on /r/mechmarket, that was definitely a good idea to post it there :)
I'm definitely in on this if/when it does happen, I've been looking at kustoms for a long time now and Lightsaver is one of my favorite notable designs (and I've finally got the advance notice to start saving for once :)))
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: ceflame on Wed, 04 March 2015, 18:32:23

A thread on Deskthority and reddit would probably get us quite a ways.


Probably not reddit.


Everyone on reddit that doesn't actively bash any keyboard that costs more than 350 dollars is already on GH...
I use both and I don't understand why people need to bash so much (I'm guessing it stems mostly from the artisan cap controversy), but whatever, this is about LS v2. Honestly, posting this onto the main r/mechanicalkeyboard subreddit displaying some glamour shots and pricing would garner some more interest. This was literally the first board and layout that I saw a year ago which made me start to obsess over keyboards and want to throw all my non-existent money at it.

Group buys are also usually the easiest way to convert people over anyways  :))

Count me in for a full kit
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Sygaldry on Wed, 04 March 2015, 19:10:24

A thread on Deskthority and reddit would probably get us quite a ways.


Probably not reddit.


Everyone on reddit that doesn't actively bash any keyboard that costs more than 350 dollars is already on GH...
I use both and I don't understand why people need to bash so much (I'm guessing it stems mostly from the artisan cap controversy), but whatever, this is about LS v2. Honestly, posting this onto the main r/mechanicalkeyboard subreddit displaying some glamour shots and pricing would garner some more interest. This was literally the first board and layout that I saw a year ago which made me start to obsess over keyboards and want to throw all my non-existent money at it.

Group buys are also usually the easiest way to convert people over anyways  :))

Count me in for a full kit
I wasn't bashing reddit at all. Just pointing out the fact that anyone on reddit that would be willing to buy a Korean custom is already over here.

Nearly every GB that isn't run through MassDrop or SP gets stomped on over at reddit.

Just look at every single post regarding any GB involving GMK keycaps. People try to explain how PBT is not necessarily better than ABS and then you get 10-20 people come in and spam stuff like... "Vortex makes PBT sets for 1/10th the price, these keycaps are a rip off," or stuff like "These keycaps cost more than my keyboard."

Reddit is great for casual browsing and for seeing pictures of keyboards but it's just that... a casual place to post keyboard stuff. It's not really a place for continual conversation or discourse. Unfortunately, this casual, non-committal atmosphere also cultivates a disproportionate amount of trolls due to the simple fact that a humorous jab at someone gets more upvotes than posting anything constructive.

Don't even get me started on Clacks and Bros... people over there are already attributing K3KC for the design of the BroBot V2 and of the Skull Clack. Just yesterday, I read someone posting about how great the"iBot design" is... /facepalm

In any case I'm one of the more active posters on /r/mk and I spend a lot of time scrolling through the sub. Both GH and /r/mk have their own strengths but I'm just worried that posting a GB that costs this much over there will only lead to frustration and anger.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: ceflame on Wed, 04 March 2015, 19:44:46
I wasn't bashing reddit at all. Just pointing out the fact that anyone on reddit that would be willing to buy a Korean custom is already over here.

Nearly every GB that isn't run through MassDrop or SP gets stomped on over at reddit.

Just look at every single post regarding any GB involving GMK keycaps. People try to explain how PBT is not necessarily better than ABS and then you get 10-20 people come in and spam stuff like... "Vortex makes PBT sets for 1/10th the price, these keycaps are a rip off," or stuff like "These keycaps cost more than my keyboard."

Reddit is great for casual browsing and for seeing pictures of keyboards but it's just that... a casual place to post keyboard stuff. It's not really a place for continual conversation or discourse. Unfortunately, this casual, non-committal atmosphere also cultivates a disproportionate amount of trolls due to the simple fact that a humorous jab at someone gets more upvotes than posting anything constructive.

Don't even get me started on Clacks and Bros... people over there are already attributing K3KC for the design of the BroBot V2 and of the Skull Clack. Just yesterday, I read someone posting about how great the"iBot design" is... /facepalm

In any case I'm one of the more active posters on /r/mk and I spend a lot of time scrolling through the sub. Both GH and /r/mk have their own strengths but I'm just worried that posting a GB that costs this much over there will only lead to frustration and anger.
 
Sorry for bad wording, wasn't suggesting that you were bashing reddit at all. Just that there's way more bashing than needed at all in general between the two communities.

Though I think you're being too harsh saying that nearly all GH groupbuys are stomped over at reddit. Intelli's GMK TA post on reddit was pretty well received. Every single negative or uninformed comment was downvoted and received discussion which covered the points of the complaint. I think it was mostly people trying to compare GMK Miami with the Tai Hao.

I agree that GeekHack is MUCH better for discussion and whatnot, actual forum layout is always the best for that. I don't really see troll comments as much in the smaller reddit threads, only when it is blown up, since I usually pop in and answer some simple questions for people that have them.

I'm not an artisan cap person myself, so I'd prefer not to delve deeper into discussion about that either. I'll just say that some of the people I've seen in the past need to reconsider their beliefs. The more recent posts about K3KC on reddit generally seemed more positive though.

I honestly think that a LightSaver v2 interest check wouldn't hurt if put on reddit. I mean, hwood's Gateron GB got a positive response even with MassDrop showing up with their own buy. Pretty sure this is perfect timing for people who joined that GB as well to get in on this.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Wed, 04 March 2015, 19:52:14
Just so you guys know. Taylordcraig already posted it to reddit. It got only a few up votes and faded from the front page after only one day. Let's get this back on topic to get more interest.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: fknraiden on Wed, 04 March 2015, 19:54:45
Does anyone know if this supports lock switches?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: minh278 on Wed, 04 March 2015, 19:57:13
it should support any mx switch.

Any reasons to get this over a redscarf96?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: ceflame on Wed, 04 March 2015, 19:57:49
Just so you guys know. Taylordcraig already posted it to reddit. It got only a few up votes and faded from the front page after only one day. Let's get this back on topic to get more interest.

That was only on mechmarket though.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: fknraiden on Wed, 04 March 2015, 20:01:54
it should support any mx switch.

Any reasons to get this over a redscarf96?

AFAIK rs96 only supports bottom row layouts. Ie no short right shift.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Sygaldry on Wed, 04 March 2015, 20:10:15
it should support any mx switch.

Any reasons to get this over a redscarf96?

AFAIK rs96 only supports bottom row layouts. Ie no short right shift.
(http://img04.taobaocdn.com/bao/uploaded/i4/TB1kuj1GpXXXXcoaXXXXXXXXXXX_!!0-item_pic.jpg)

RS96 does support short right shift.

In terms of the PCB, it looks like the RedScarf III 96 has more features but the Duck case is phenomenal.

If I had the money to join another GB I'd order the Lightsaver case and go with the Red Scarf PCB.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: deci on Wed, 04 March 2015, 20:27:23
Put me on the list.  :thumb:

I'm in for a grey one and some blockers (not sure how many yet).
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Wed, 04 March 2015, 23:20:31
when i end up building this it will be 100g or up if i can get the springs in time! but im torn between Clear or Green as my jumping off point.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Thu, 05 March 2015, 00:08:55
A thread on Deskthority and reddit would probably get us quite a ways.

As others have said. I hit up reddit. I'll post one in R/MK/ too.

saw this ic on /r/mechmarket, that was definitely a good idea to post it there :)
I'm definitely in on this if/when it does happen, I've been looking at kustoms for a long time now and Lightsaver is one of my favorite notable designs (and I've finally got the advance notice to start saving for once :)))

See ^? :P

As someone with feet in both camps, the eternal zomg redditards and lmfao geekwhack stuff gets really old, someone put a PSA up on both, its a group buy and besides the salty dude in ghostofharrys tai hao gb, everyone is pretty decent in pursuit of great keys and awesome boards. if you want more people who can contribute and you think reddit is a dead end, its your duty at the least to illuminate them and let them know that GH has quality stuff. /endrant

Yup, I hate the endless and pointless bashing. Let's agree that we love keyboards and then buy them.

it should support any mx switch.

Any reasons to get this over a redscarf96?

It does support lock switches, I have one in mine.

Also, there's no reason unless you like the case more. The RS3 PCB was actually designed to fit the duck cases, underside LEDs and all.
As a side note, I own V1, V2 and a RS3. So there's that... :) Both is always the right answer.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: ceflame on Thu, 05 March 2015, 00:39:46
Count me in for a full set as well :D
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Thu, 05 March 2015, 00:56:49
Halfway point reached boys (and girls)! Let's do this  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Ouro on Thu, 05 March 2015, 10:48:48
When would this group buy run?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: xauser on Thu, 05 March 2015, 11:41:59
Is there a way to get only red scarfIII pcb and plate from taobao? Any links?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Sygaldry on Thu, 05 March 2015, 11:44:15
Is there a way to get only red scarfIII pcb and plate from taobao? Any links?

PCB (the cheaper selection is PCB only)
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.3.w4002-3817085419.77.YRhsVl&id=43280250305

Plate:
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=2013.1.1998246701.6.qzQajJ&scm=1007.10152.4578.i43280250305&id=43280594282&pvid=a765ba41-d986-4b49-ac65-3209fcaa518f
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: xauser on Thu, 05 March 2015, 11:55:58
Thank you!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: deci on Thu, 05 March 2015, 12:07:34
I'm so excited for this.

It is my favorite of all the custom keyboards.

And for some reason, I have always been away from the scene when there was a group buy for one.

Considering how many people have posted about this board in the LightSaver and Viper group buy threads, there's no way we won't make 30  :p
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Thu, 05 March 2015, 12:08:43
I'm so excited for this.

It is my favorite of all the custom keyboards.

And for some reason, I have always been away from the scene when there was a group buy for one.

Considering how many people have posted about this board in the LightSaver and Viper group buy threads, there's no way we won't make 30  :p

Hopefully the steam doesn't die down. It would be great to get to the 30 required people in the next week or so to show Duck we are serious.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Thu, 05 March 2015, 12:35:26
TaylorCraig, if its ok with you, i'd like to put this up on DeskThority as well. You can if you are a member but like radio_killah said, i'd like to hit the 30 sooner rather then later and i think at least some of them would be interested.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Fri, 06 March 2015, 10:38:55
FYI, a post has gone up on reddit (http://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/2y576u/korean_custom_keyboard_lightsaver_v2_interest/).

I posted some of the watermarked pictures from the Post your LightSaver keyboard photos (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=53942.210) thread in the comments via imgur (which can be viewed inline) to try and stir up some more interest.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: metalliqaz on Fri, 06 March 2015, 10:59:18
You need to hit a lot more than MOQ in the interest check.  I would estimate the IC->GB conversion rate at 60%
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: kacase on Fri, 06 March 2015, 12:19:11
Consider me interested!

I've always wanted a custom korean and the LSv2 looks too great to not buy it.
Would be awesome if we could make this happen!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Atredl on Fri, 06 March 2015, 12:29:20
Count me in. I'm definitely interested.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: animated on Fri, 06 March 2015, 15:16:58
Only thing holding me back is the possible Orion GB.  I want to see the cost and options before I make my decision between LSV2 and Orion  :thumb:

FYI leaning towards the LSV2, but you never know.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: MrChunky on Fri, 06 March 2015, 17:42:56
I am definitely going to get a v2 pcb and plate, and may be a case.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: whentheclouds on Fri, 06 March 2015, 18:01:22
Only thing holding me back is the possible Orion GB.  I want to see the cost and options before I make my decision between LSV2 and Orion  :thumb:

FYI leaning towards the LSV2, but you never know.
you aren't concerned with the vastly different layouts? i wish i had that kind of flexibility, would give me a lot more options wrt GBs
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Mastodon on Fri, 06 March 2015, 18:23:18
I'm in for a full silver kit, I was planning to build something custom to the same degree and this will save me a lot of time and look a lot cooler.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: rabidwombat on Fri, 06 March 2015, 19:01:53
Anybody knows how the tilt angle (11 degrees) is on this compared to a Filco with its legs fully extended? Not so much of the numbers, but more of how similar/different do the tilt angles feel?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: jaemzp on Fri, 06 March 2015, 21:16:06
Put me on the list!
I'd love one with a silver case with some blockers :)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Tetriswizard on Sat, 07 March 2015, 05:46:36
You can count me as a maybe. Not sure if I'll have enough money if it comes around. Shame the plate doesn't support top pulling though.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: limitz on Sat, 07 March 2015, 09:08:06
I'm definitely in. I've budgeted for this board since the New Year, and passed on the TX1800 specifically to purchase this. Can't wait.

Will be in for a full kit in black, and duck blockers as well.


Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Chedda7 on Sat, 07 March 2015, 18:11:33
Mark me down for a PCB and plate!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: quochung1989 on Sat, 07 March 2015, 20:36:27
There is chance to get only case? Really? Count me in silver case. Thanks taylor.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: 0cx on Sun, 08 March 2015, 01:55:40
I'll join this too, full kit in silver and blockers.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: KON1G on Sun, 08 March 2015, 03:48:14
I saw this on reddit and am pretty entrigued but from what I can see its sold as a kit? So you would need to solder it right?

is this a service you can have done before it ships? dont really wanna pay so much for it then **** it up tryin to put it together
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Sun, 08 March 2015, 04:24:42
I saw this on reddit and am pretty entrigued but from what I can see its sold as a kit? So you would need to solder it right?

is this a service you can have done before it ships? dont really wanna pay so much for it then **** it up tryin to put it together
We will have to see if Duck is willing to do assembly for some. Of course it will come at a price. They did it last time but I'm not sure if taylordcraig asked or not.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: stoic-lemon on Sun, 08 March 2015, 07:18:05
First line of first post says not.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: animaliaparadoxa on Sun, 08 March 2015, 20:52:21
Of course I'm in. Put me down for 1 complete set. No assembly. Curious to see what colour options might be available this time around.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: DelKey on Sun, 08 March 2015, 21:01:46
If Im not too late, I'd be interested in a black set.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FoC_Tow on Sun, 08 March 2015, 21:07:20
If there is still a spot left definitely count me in for a full set pls!

I think my choice would be grey and also a couple of black blockers... xD
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Sun, 08 March 2015, 21:44:12
Of course I'm in. Put me down for 1 complete set. No assembly. Curious to see what colour options might be available this time around.

If Im not too late, I'd be interested in a black set.

If there is still a spot left definitely count me in for a full set pls!

I think my choice would be grey and also a couple of black blockers... xD
Plenty of space and plenty of time left! Glad you guys are joining!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FoC_Tow on Sun, 08 March 2015, 22:44:07
Thx killah! =)

I really hope the interest check ends up successful and this becomes a reality!
Would love to get my hands on a LightSaver!

The OP mentions 'There are only 30 units available' tho?!
So I hope I wasn't too late already... xD
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Flyersfan1 on Sun, 08 March 2015, 22:47:40
Thx killah! =)

I really hope the interest check ends up successful and this becomes a reality!
Would love to get my hands on a LightSaver!

The OP mentions 'There are only 30 units available' tho?!
So I hope I wasn't too late already... xD
That was just copied from the original group buy thread about a year ago. I think we need at least 30 people expressing interest to even get Duck to consider doing another run of these, so the more the merrier!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FoC_Tow on Sun, 08 March 2015, 23:26:08
Thx killah! =)

I really hope the interest check ends up successful and this becomes a reality!
Would love to get my hands on a LightSaver!

The OP mentions 'There are only 30 units available' tho?!
So I hope I wasn't too late already... xD
That was just copied from the original group buy thread about a year ago. I think we need at least 30 people expressing interest to even get Duck to consider doing another run of these, so the more the merrier!

Thx for the info! That had me worried I might already be to late...

Really hope the interest check makes it! <3 the LightSaver!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: stoic-lemon on Mon, 09 March 2015, 01:02:36
Does anyone remember seeing any SA profile keys on a Lightsaver? Would that even be a good idea?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Mon, 09 March 2015, 01:07:54
Does anyone remember seeing any SA profile keys on a Lightsaver? Would that even be a good idea?
Yeah bianco had Penumbra on his version 1 before. Check the media thread it's in there somewhere.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Mon, 09 March 2015, 07:53:44
Does anyone remember seeing any SA profile keys on a Lightsaver? Would that even be a good idea?
I'm planning on using the Hack'd By Geeks set on it if this group buy happens :D
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: snipars on Mon, 09 March 2015, 08:45:59
Does the bottom row need to have the 1x key or can you have a standard bottom row layout?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Mon, 09 March 2015, 09:00:06
Does the bottom row need to have the 1x key or can you have a standard bottom row layout?
From the thread linked in the OP:

(http://www.kbd4u.com/web/images/l-4.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: pr0ximity on Mon, 09 March 2015, 19:14:41
Anybody knows how the tilt angle (11 degrees) is on this compared to a Filco with its legs fully extended? Not so much of the numbers, but more of how similar/different do the tilt angles feel?

I'd be curious to know someone's opinion on this. These cases looks quite steep and I haven't used a board with it's legs extended in a long time.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: DelKey on Mon, 09 March 2015, 20:56:09
Plenty of space and plenty of time left! Glad you guys are joining!

Great! Thanks so much for running this GB and giving us this opportunity!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Mon, 09 March 2015, 20:58:14
Plenty of space and plenty of time left! Glad you guys are joining!

Great! Thanks so much for running this GB and giving us this opportunity!

Not me who is running it (Taylordcraig is running the IC, and Duck will run the actual buy) but I hope to contribute in some way! Even if it is just getting hyped about it!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: stoic-lemon on Mon, 09 March 2015, 21:56:24
I've started playing with the idea of ordering from the Round 5a group buy for a new set to go with this. That violet and cream. It's fun using the keyboard layout editor to imagine how it will look with my preferred layout.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Mon, 09 March 2015, 22:15:08
I've started playing with the idea of ordering from the Round 5a group buy for a new set to go with this. That violet and cream. It's fun using the keyboard layout editor to imagine how it will look with my preferred layout.

Feel free to share and stoke the hype  :thumb:

EDIT:

(http://i.imgur.com/6YADmuW.png)
http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/layouts/b11ab91745eea1b2b3c42f8582db8ea7
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: stoic-lemon on Tue, 10 March 2015, 00:50:08
I've started playing with the idea of ordering from the Round 5a group buy for a new set to go with this. That violet and cream. It's fun using the keyboard layout editor to imagine how it will look with my preferred layout.

Feel free to share and stoke the hype  :thumb:

EDIT:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/6YADmuW.png)

http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/layouts/b11ab91745eea1b2b3c42f8582db8ea7
That the Hack'd by Geeks set? Looks good. Layout isn't too different from mine.

(http://i.imgur.com/h9C8jYh.png)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Prankk on Tue, 10 March 2015, 13:05:25
Definitely interested. Haven't assembled any keyboards myself yet.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Thu, 12 March 2015, 00:32:44
You need to hit a lot more than MOQ in the interest check.  I would estimate the IC->GB conversion rate at 60%

Yeah I said at least thirty. I wasn't planning on bringing it to ducks attention until after >40

Does anyone remember seeing any SA profile keys on a Lightsaver? Would that even be a good idea?
Yeah bianco had Penumbra on his version 1 before. Check the media thread it's in there somewhere.

I also have had penumbra on mine, feels a little weird, but if you have a palm rest of float pretty strong it's totally comfortable.

TaylorCraig, if its ok with you, i'd like to put this up on DeskThority as well. You can if you are a member but like radio_killah said, i'd like to hit the 30 sooner rather then later and i think at least some of them would be interested.

Please do! The more the merrier.

Does the bottom row need to have the 1x key or can you have a standard bottom row layout?
From the thread linked in the OP:

Show Image
(http://www.kbd4u.com/web/images/l-4.jpg)



That picture is from LSv1, so there isn't 1800 layout and short shifts displayed, but yeah, you can do a standard bottom row and I think even more variable now. [closer to, but not quite AS custom as RS3]

Anybody knows how the tilt angle (11 degrees) is on this compared to a Filco with its legs fully extended? Not so much of the numbers, but more of how similar/different do the tilt angles feel?

It's fairly similar, [definitely comparable if you consider the height difference] I had a filco104 and 2 CODE keyboards I used with legs up, I think they're a little less steep, and DEFINITELY less high than the lightsaver case, the front of the LS is 2cm high.

THANK YOU EVERYONE!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: tuantruong on Thu, 12 March 2015, 09:53:03
Do the V2 pcb and plate fit into the V1 case? I want to get the 1800 layout for my V1.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Thu, 12 March 2015, 10:00:46
I cannot for the life of me decide which layout, but i know i need to order caps at some point. Which bottom row layout would i need to sneak in the d-pad with the right short shift and the Up key next to it.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: elton5354 on Thu, 12 March 2015, 10:02:16
Hopefully the next plate can accommodate both V1 and V2 layouts.

V2 can fit V1 case 
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: kacase on Thu, 12 March 2015, 10:32:06
will a layout like this http://goo.gl/0V5fLH (http://goo.gl/0V5fLH) be possible?

i'm thinking about getting the TA Set and a LS 2 and thought they'd be a perfect match with some cyan LEDs :)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Thu, 12 March 2015, 11:12:43
will a layout like this http://goo.gl/0V5fLH (http://goo.gl/0V5fLH) be possible?

i'm thinking about getting the TA Set and a LS 2 and thought they'd be a perfect match with some cyan LEDs :)

Yes everything on that layout should be possible on the V2 version of the pcb except the short left shift.

I am unsure of that short left shift...  :confused:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: quochung1989 on Thu, 12 March 2015, 11:15:40
Are you sure? PCB 'll support?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: kacase on Thu, 12 March 2015, 11:35:25
thanks a lot radio_killah

I wouldn't mind a long left shift :P
I mainly have 105 ISO Keyboards so I was just used to a short left shift and forgot to edit it on the layout :)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Thu, 12 March 2015, 12:26:29
Are you sure? PCB 'll support?
I just looked through a bunch of v2 pictures and it should support everything on that layout except the short left shift. The PCB didn't have the holes to support it.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: quochung1989 on Thu, 12 March 2015, 21:37:16
There are more 1x on the right side of spacebar. I don't think PCB can support all. That is what I 'm saying although I don't care short right shift. I think it can.

(http://i.imgur.com/AxNuZ7t.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: CyriusG on Fri, 13 March 2015, 09:22:00
Interested in a full kit.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: bianco on Fri, 13 March 2015, 09:39:42
wandered into the thread.

yes, i had penumbra on my lightsaber before
as taylordcraig mentioned, if you have a wrist rest, it should be fine.
however, i prefer mid profile keys, now using gmk dolch

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cEMXy-gjam8/VBagM32ShpI/AAAAAAAAJuQ/ZnvqY5yPNhI/s1600/DSC00934.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Want on Fri, 13 March 2015, 16:27:26
wandered into the thread.

yes, i had penumbra on my lightsaber before
as taylordcraig mentioned, if you have a wrist rest, it should be fine.
however, i prefer mid profile keys, now using gmk dolch

Show Image
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cEMXy-gjam8/VBagM32ShpI/AAAAAAAAJuQ/ZnvqY5yPNhI/s1600/DSC00934.jpg)


That's the layout I'll be going for. Your picture with Dolch GMK put a spell on me, there's no chance I can choose anything else.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Atredl on Sat, 14 March 2015, 03:45:01
How does the metal plate work to accommodate all the different layouts? Will I have to choose when ordering the parts?

Also I didn't specify on my last post but I'm interested in a whole kit in black with some blockers too. 
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: fknraiden on Sat, 14 March 2015, 04:11:35
How does the metal plate work to accommodate all the different layouts? Will I have to choose when ordering the parts?

Also I didn't specify on my last post but I'm interested in a whole kit in black with some blockers too. 

iirc, the plate should support all the available layouts on the pcb. It wouldn't be a single hole for a switch, it would be longer so that you can move it to the side and such.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: fknraiden on Sat, 14 March 2015, 04:14:34
also sidenote: i like what you did with the running tally and links to posts.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Metr0 on Sat, 14 March 2015, 10:37:25
Just wish I had the money for one of these!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Sat, 14 March 2015, 11:50:07
Just wish I had the money for one of these!
Just save up! Join us! You know you want to ;) this won't be run for a bit anyways we still need a bit more interest.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Karura on Sat, 14 March 2015, 13:13:35
Does the bottom row need to have the 1x key or can you have a standard bottom row layout?
From the thread linked in the OP:

Show Image
(http://www.kbd4u.com/web/images/l-4.jpg)



Does anyone have this diagram but specifically for the V2 PCB?

I understand that the V2 and V1 don't share the same layouts.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: trizkut on Mon, 16 March 2015, 11:00:00
Does the bottom row need to have the 1x key or can you have a standard bottom row layout?
From the thread linked in the OP:

Show Image
(http://www.kbd4u.com/web/images/l-4.jpg)



Does anyone have this diagram but specifically for the V2 PCB?

I understand that the V2 and V1 don't share the same layouts.

This is the form we were given by elton when deciding assembly options:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bNfp2IDxZSUid7v6SOlnol1BAgkt82n4DeK074dbd38/viewform
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FoC_Tow on Tue, 17 March 2015, 01:22:18
I've started playing with the idea of ordering from the Round 5a group buy for a new set to go with this. That violet and cream. It's fun using the keyboard layout editor to imagine how it will look with my preferred layout.

Feel free to share and stoke the hype  :thumb:

EDIT:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/6YADmuW.png)

http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/layouts/b11ab91745eea1b2b3c42f8582db8ea7
That the Hack'd by Geeks set? Looks good. Layout isn't too different from mine.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/h9C8jYh.png)


I raise you guys, two unicorn lightsavers!  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/d93vDhd.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/bRL2f9y.png)

<3 Nubbs Manly Unicorn (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=62654.0) on the lightsaver...
Really hope the IC makes it! =)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Thu, 19 March 2015, 22:57:41
I've started playing with the idea of ordering from the Round 5a group buy for a new set to go with this. That violet and cream. It's fun using the keyboard layout editor to imagine how it will look with my preferred layout.

Feel free to share and stoke the hype  :thumb:

EDIT:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/6YADmuW.png)

http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/layouts/b11ab91745eea1b2b3c42f8582db8ea7
That the Hack'd by Geeks set? Looks good. Layout isn't too different from mine.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/h9C8jYh.png)


I raise you guys, two unicorn lightsavers!  ;D

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/d93vDhd.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/bRL2f9y.png)


<3 Nubbs Manly Unicorn (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=62654.0) on the lightsaver...
Really hope the IC makes it! =)
That really calls for a purple case :D
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Synjin on Thu, 19 March 2015, 23:09:59
Interested in joining this depending on my funds T_T
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Fri, 20 March 2015, 23:42:44
We need moar interest. Come on guys!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: deci on Sat, 21 March 2015, 02:31:47
I'm already down for 1... but I will buy 2 if we are short just to make sure I can get one.

It will be easy as hell to sell it later anyway.

(I own an eagle and god damn the quality of the duck case is so good...)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: unipsykal on Sat, 21 March 2015, 04:47:50
I'll take one
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FoC_Tow on Sat, 21 March 2015, 07:49:04
Yaaay!
Glad to see my name in the OP list!  :)

We need moar interest. Come on guys!  :thumb:

True, looks like we have 26 people atm and need to reach 30 min...

I really hope the IC ends up successful, <3 the LightSaver soo much!
Spread the word guys!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: CyriusG on Sat, 21 March 2015, 08:01:45
Doesn't seem like the OP has been updated yet. I count another three people interested including me and if deci decides to order another that's four.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Sat, 21 March 2015, 11:45:40
I hope we can hit 30 and then get the GB phase rolling. The longer this is an IC, the more likely people are to have forgotten about it or reallocated their money :( (I joined the TX1800 GB since I posted here )
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Sat, 21 March 2015, 11:53:42
I respectfully disagree, the longer we wait the more people we see who are really interested and not just jumping on the bandwagon. I've personally wanted a Lightsaver since the first time I came on geekhack and put money aside for it and all the fixings almost a year ago. This is something that its slightly less them common but doesn't come up too often. I too am in fort the TX1800 as well, but if it came down to it I'd rather we be patient and get the group together so we can be guaranteed its success.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: whentheclouds on Sat, 21 March 2015, 12:53:50
are you really purchasing three customs at once? that's a lotta money :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: tjweir on Sat, 21 March 2015, 13:40:11

are you really purchasing three customs at once? that's a lotta money :eek:

You'll get to that point too, it's inevitable. :)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Sat, 21 March 2015, 13:44:12
I have a lot more projects queued up then I have time to deal with lol. I'm still at babbys first soldering stage. As far as the money goes, after I divested of my cars I had to find something, and this is a lot cheaper then they were :D
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FoC_Tow on Sat, 21 March 2015, 14:20:32
The LightSaver is easily one of my favorite customs,
it's such a unique board with close to unlimited layout options!  :thumb:

I went crazy playing around with layouts some more and its absolutely crazy
what's possible with LightSaver in terms of layout....

Hyperfuse Love! <3

(http://i.imgur.com/vxKO4Ts.png)

More
(http://i.imgur.com/laRBodY.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/cqJynZK.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/GVPU0hd.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/HyIXp18.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/pTzP8k4.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/KPXOhZf.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/9apsDhL.png)


  ^^  Clicky!
  | |

Opinions and feedback very much appreciated!
Also feel free to use and modify as you like of course! =)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Sat, 21 March 2015, 14:52:02
I respectfully disagree, the longer we wait the more people we see who are really interested and not just jumping on the bandwagon. I've personally wanted a Lightsaver since the first time I came on geekhack and put money aside for it and all the fixings almost a year ago. This is something that its slightly less them common but doesn't come up too often. I too am in fort the TX1800 as well, but if it came down to it I'd rather we be patient and get the group together so we can be guaranteed its success.

I see your point. I guess part of my worrying is also impatience :) I'm looking at this thread once a day but the OP is only getting updated once a week at most.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Sat, 21 March 2015, 14:55:02
Trust me i understand, I pined over the last IC and GB threads until i saw the new IC thread go up.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Chemisery on Sat, 21 March 2015, 23:59:33
The LightSaver is easily one of my favorite customs,
it's such a unique board with close to unlimited layout options!  :thumb:

I went crazy playing around with layouts some more and its absolutely crazy
what's possible with LightSaver in terms of layout....

Hyperfuse Love! <3

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/vxKO4Ts.png)


More
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/laRBodY.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/cqJynZK.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/GVPU0hd.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/HyIXp18.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/pTzP8k4.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/KPXOhZf.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9apsDhL.png)


  ^^  Clicky!
  | |

Opinions and feedback very much appreciated!
Also feel free to use and modify as you like of course! =)

Wow, that's  awesome dude!!

Love all your Hyper Fuse mock up! Thanks for sharing!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FoC_Tow on Sun, 22 March 2015, 08:56:03
The LightSaver is easily one of my favorite customs,
it's such a unique board with close to unlimited layout options!  :thumb:

I went crazy playing around with layouts some more and its absolutely crazy
what's possible with LightSaver in terms of layout....

Hyperfuse Love! <3

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/vxKO4Ts.png)


More
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/laRBodY.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/cqJynZK.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/GVPU0hd.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/HyIXp18.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/pTzP8k4.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/KPXOhZf.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9apsDhL.png)


  ^^  Clicky!
  | |

Opinions and feedback very much appreciated!
Also feel free to use and modify as you like of course! =)

Wow, that's  awesome dude!!

Love all your Hyper Fuse mock up! Thanks for sharing!  :thumb:

Thx Chemisery! <3
Really glad if it ends up being helpful/inspirational! =)

Its actually kinda hard to choose a LightSaver layout because there are just so many appealing options. xD
I'm still undecided, so I was testing what different arrow cluster locations could result in.

Its really interesting to play around with and I'm  pretty sure there are still loads of cool layouts to be discovered that I haven't seen used before...
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: mark_thaddeus on Sun, 22 March 2015, 09:00:58
I'd like to join this group buy! Just making sure the OP doesn't miss my post!  ;D

I was so upset when I missed out on the first group buy!  :mad:

This is going to make me so happy!  :p
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Sun, 22 March 2015, 09:37:26
I respectfully disagree, the longer we wait the more people we see who are really interested and not just jumping on the bandwagon. I've personally wanted a Lightsaver since the first time I came on geekhack and put money aside for it and all the fixings almost a year ago. This is something that its slightly less them common but doesn't come up too often. I too am in fort the TX1800 as well, but if it came down to it I'd rather we be patient and get the group together so we can be guaranteed its success.

I see your point. I guess part of my worrying is also impatience :) I'm looking at this thread once a day but the OP is only getting updated once a week at most.

Yeah I'm not checking the thread every day because interest slowed to a grinding halt.
We need a MINIMUM of 30 orders, ACTUALLY PAID FOR.
From IC>GB we usually lose 15% or more.
I wont be bothering to contact Duck until we're at a solid 35-40.
Though elton and Duck BOTH know of this thread, and have possibly lurked it more recently than I've updated.
The OP and our count is kind of irrelevant. It's not that I don't care, just takes a bit of energy to come do this.
I'll be coming to grab new posts and add them to the list tomorrow. Trying to do some housekeeping this morning before work.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Chemisery on Sun, 22 March 2015, 10:50:27
The LightSaver is easily one of my favorite customs,
it's such a unique board with close to unlimited layout options!  :thumb:

I went crazy playing around with layouts some more and its absolutely crazy
what's possible with LightSaver in terms of layout....

Hyperfuse Love! <3

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/vxKO4Ts.png)


More
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/laRBodY.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/cqJynZK.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/GVPU0hd.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/HyIXp18.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/pTzP8k4.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/KPXOhZf.png)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/9apsDhL.png)


  ^^  Clicky!
  | |

Opinions and feedback very much appreciated!
Also feel free to use and modify as you like of course! =)

Wow, that's  awesome dude!!

Love all your Hyper Fuse mock up! Thanks for sharing!  :thumb:

Thx Chemisery! <3
Really glad if it ends up being helpful/inspirational! =)

Its actually kinda hard to choose a LightSaver layout because there are just so many appealing options. xD
I'm still undecided, so I was testing what different arrow cluster locations could result in.

Its really interesting to play around with and I'm  pretty sure there are still loads of cool layouts to be discovered that I haven't seen used before...

You're welcome! You certainly deserve the credit for sharing these awesome mock up for us to visualize the potential of Lightsaver v2 with GMK HF.
I agree, that's so much potential in this kustom. You still have some time to figure out before you get your hand on this sexy keyboard.

Gosh, stop making me think of getting a Lightsaber! I need to eat!  :-X
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Sun, 22 March 2015, 11:14:03
Food is easy to come bye, Lightsavers are not...
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: pr0ximity on Sun, 22 March 2015, 12:29:08
Quick idea for a layout with upcoming TA caps, because **** F11+12:

(http://i.imgur.com/RB2IqeG.png)

Editor (http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/layouts/f6820c0dbda454bd6abc66b5a60c7ec4)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FoC_Tow on Sun, 22 March 2015, 17:51:58
Quick idea for a layout with upcoming TA caps, because **** F11+12:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/RB2IqeG.png)


Editor (http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/layouts/f6820c0dbda454bd6abc66b5a60c7ec4)

Nice Layout and very interesting use of the blockers pr0ximity, inspired me to play around with those more as well! :thumb:
That F11 & 12 hate tho... xD

I realised that you used delete, end and page down which would usually be R2 on one of the top rows which should be R1 profile.
So if you are referring to the Triumph Adler set, those keys might have a mismatching profile I guess.

I honestly don't think it would be too bad, because the profile isn't totally off,
and it might actually create the illusion of separating the num pad area more tho.  :)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Sun, 22 March 2015, 18:03:14
I respectfully disagree, the longer we wait the more people we see who are really interested and not just jumping on the bandwagon. I've personally wanted a Lightsaver since the first time I came on geekhack and put money aside for it and all the fixings almost a year ago. This is something that its slightly less them common but doesn't come up too often. I too am in fort the TX1800 as well, but if it came down to it I'd rather we be patient and get the group together so we can be guaranteed its success.

I see your point. I guess part of my worrying is also impatience :) I'm looking at this thread once a day but the OP is only getting updated once a week at most.

Yeah I'm not checking the thread every day because interest slowed to a grinding halt.
We need a MINIMUM of 30 orders, ACTUALLY PAID FOR.
From IC>GB we usually lose 15% or more.
I wont be bothering to contact Duck until we're at a solid 35-40.
Though elton and Duck BOTH know of this thread, and have possibly lurked it more recently than I've updated.
The OP and our count is kind of irrelevant. It's not that I don't care, just takes a bit of energy to come do this.
I'll be coming to grab new posts and add them to the list tomorrow. Trying to do some housekeeping this morning before work.

Might as well put that information in the OP.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: elton5354 on Sun, 22 March 2015, 21:19:07
This gb will probably start in the summer after orion's gb.  Long way to go!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Sun, 22 March 2015, 21:44:26
This gb will probably start in the summer after orion's gb.  Long way to go!
As long as it does happen :thumb: thanks Elton!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: random_rockets on Sun, 22 March 2015, 23:11:41
I'm def interested!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FoC_Tow on Sun, 22 March 2015, 23:26:27
This gb will probably start in the summer after orion's gb.  Long way to go!
As long as it does happen :thumb: thanks Elton!

Thx Elton!

Waiting just means more time for the anticipation to grow and wallets to recover... xD
The big thing like radio said is that it will happen!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Atredl on Mon, 23 March 2015, 00:53:41
I respectfully disagree, the longer we wait the more people we see who are really interested and not just jumping on the bandwagon. I've personally wanted a Lightsaver since the first time I came on geekhack and put money aside for it and all the fixings almost a year ago. This is something that its slightly less them common but doesn't come up too often. I too am in fort the TX1800 as well, but if it came down to it I'd rather we be patient and get the group together so we can be guaranteed its success.

I see your point. I guess part of my worrying is also impatience :) I'm looking at this thread once a day but the OP is only getting updated once a week at most.

Yeah I'm not checking the thread every day because interest slowed to a grinding halt.
We need a MINIMUM of 30 orders, ACTUALLY PAID FOR.
From IC>GB we usually lose 15% or more.
I wont be bothering to contact Duck until we're at a solid 35-40.
Though elton and Duck BOTH know of this thread, and have possibly lurked it more recently than I've updated.
The OP and our count is kind of irrelevant. It's not that I don't care, just takes a bit of energy to come do this.
I'll be coming to grab new posts and add them to the list tomorrow. Trying to do some housekeeping this morning before work.

I was looking through the OP and noticed that it hadn't been updated in a while so I just wanted to express that I'm definitely still interested in this GB. When I first got into Mechs the lightsaver was the board I was most disappointed that I had missed. If we can make this thing happen there is no way that I'm going to miss this set. Count me in for a whole set in black.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: elretto on Mon, 23 March 2015, 04:18:18
I'd be interrested in a full kit aswell
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: mark_thaddeus on Mon, 23 March 2015, 07:35:01
This gb will probably start in the summer after orion's gb.  Long way to go!

I'm still in and will patiently wait! Getting a grey one that's for sure!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: dododollars on Mon, 23 March 2015, 21:06:27
I am quite interesting in it. While I dont know wut should I do.0 0
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: stoic-lemon on Tue, 24 March 2015, 03:21:41
I am quite interesting in it. While I dont know wut should I do.0 0

At this stage, all you need to do now that you have said you are interested is to set aside some cash ready to pay once there are enough of us to convince the person making them that it's worth doing another round.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FreeChemicals on Tue, 24 March 2015, 03:53:23
I am quite interesting in it. While I dont know wut should I do.0 0

At this stage, all you need to do now that you have said you are interested is to set aside some cash ready to pay once there are enough of us to convince the person making them that it's worth doing another round.

Then I'll show my interest aswell!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FreeChemicals on Tue, 24 March 2015, 03:53:59
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Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FreeChemicals on Tue, 24 March 2015, 07:01:39
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Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: ImAWildDeer on Tue, 24 March 2015, 23:30:29
Interested in a full kit.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: ctrlX on Wed, 25 March 2015, 06:04:27
I am really contemplating in signing up for this one as well. Loved the Lightsaver at first sight. Problem is that I am an ISO guy (located in Sweden). Very unsure of the ISO possibilities on Lightsaver. I've been trying to research this but as I am very new to the mechanical keyboard game I am very uncertain. So pardon my elementary question; how are the ISO possibilities on this great custom keyboard?

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: feizor on Wed, 25 March 2015, 06:11:30
Quick idea for a layout with upcoming TA caps, because **** F11+12:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/RB2IqeG.png)


Editor (http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/layouts/f6820c0dbda454bd6abc66b5a60c7ec4)

Your left side ctrl, win, alt with have a different profile from the bottom row keys on the right hand side of the spacebar.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: pr0ximity on Wed, 25 March 2015, 07:25:03
Quick idea for a layout with upcoming TA caps, because **** F11+12:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/RB2IqeG.png)


Editor (http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/layouts/f6820c0dbda454bd6abc66b5a60c7ec4)

Your left side ctrl, win, alt with have a different profile from the bottom row keys on the right hand side of the spacebar.

Yeah didn't realize they were profiled differently until the MD drop went live.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Wed, 25 March 2015, 07:29:30
This gb will probably start in the summer after orion's gb.  Long way to go!

No rush, let the Orion guys have their fun.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Shanghaied on Wed, 25 March 2015, 08:17:54
I am really contemplating in signing up for this one as well. Loved the Lightsaver at first sight. Problem is that I am an ISO guy (located in Sweden). Very unsure of the ISO possibilities on Lightsaver. I've been trying to research this but as I am very new to the mechanical keyboard game I am very uncertain. So pardon my elementary question; how are the ISO possibilities on this great custom keyboard?

Thanks in advance!

No ISO I'm afraid, but you can get a Redscarf III PCB from Taobao, which has ISO, and drop it in a LS case, which is what I'm planning to do myself.

Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: techmattr on Wed, 25 March 2015, 08:54:57
I'd definitely be interested in a full kit if there is still room for me!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FoC_Tow on Wed, 25 March 2015, 10:07:00
Interested in a full kit.

I'd definitely be interested in a full kit if there is still room for me!

Yesh!  :)
There is definitely still room and everyone is very welcome to join!

The more people we get the better the chances will be for all of us for this dream to become reality soon! =)


I am really contemplating in signing up for this one as well. Loved the Lightsaver at first sight. Problem is that I am an ISO guy (located in Sweden). Very unsure of the ISO possibilities on Lightsaver. I've been trying to research this but as I am very new to the mechanical keyboard game I am very uncertain. So pardon my elementary question; how are the ISO possibilities on this great custom keyboard?

Thanks in advance!

No ISO I'm afraid, but you can get a Redscarf III PCB from Taobao, which has ISO, and drop it in a LS case, which is what I'm planning to do myself.



Im personally a recent Iso to Ansi converter since I prefer the looks of Ansi, and it seems to make shopping for keycaps a lot simpler, and its not really that hard to convert to from a German ISO layout at least imo.

Its however an interesting point that the redscarf3 PCB would support ISO layouts, so thx for the info!  :thumb:
Is it confirmed that the redscarf mounting plate and PCB actually fir the LightSaver case? Taking a looks at the screw hole positions on both plates definitely looks like it might! xD

For reference:
LightSaver Plate (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=53942.0)
Redscarf3 Plate (http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=2013.1.1998246701.3.pL1a22&scm=1007.10152.5376.i43280250305&id=43280594282&pvid=e03d8747-fccf-42a2-9ec6-f7b7256f2777)

Edit: Wow I just realised redscarf PCB even supports split backspace which makes it pretty attractive to me! (I honestly prefer the LightSaver case tho personally...)
Full 1u for both top rows anyone? xD
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: ctrlX on Wed, 25 March 2015, 14:20:02
I am really contemplating in signing up for this one as well. Loved the Lightsaver at first sight. Problem is that I am an ISO guy (located in Sweden). Very unsure of the ISO possibilities on Lightsaver. I've been trying to research this but as I am very new to the mechanical keyboard game I am very uncertain. So pardon my elementary question; how are the ISO possibilities on this great custom keyboard?

Thanks in advance!

No ISO I'm afraid, but you can get a Redscarf III PCB from Taobao, which has ISO, and drop it in a LS case, which is what I'm planning to do myself.

Good suggestion. Cheers! If I ditch the LightSaver PCB I will miss out on all the LED goodness.  :( (Ye ye, I'm a LED guy.)

Im personally a recent Iso to Ansi converter since I prefer the looks of Ansi, and it seems to make shopping for keycaps a lot simpler, and its not really that hard to convert to from a German ISO layout at least imo.

Mmmmm. I hear you. It is just so hard to decide. If I choose to go with ANSI and not liking it... Well it will definitely hurt my wallet. Then on the other hand, I will have no problem selling the board. Argh! Why does it have to be so hard.

You definitely have a good point regarding hunting for key caps. Not converting to ANSI is more financially sound. Otherwise I would burn all my dough on key caps  :-[

Still interested in a LightSaver V2 GB but not quit ready to commit at the moment. What I've gathered the GB will not be until after this summer anyway. So I have still some time in deciding whether I should pull the trigger on an ANSI keyboard.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FoC_Tow on Wed, 25 March 2015, 14:39:17
I am really contemplating in signing up for this one as well. Loved the Lightsaver at first sight. Problem is that I am an ISO guy (located in Sweden). Very unsure of the ISO possibilities on Lightsaver. I've been trying to research this but as I am very new to the mechanical keyboard game I am very uncertain. So pardon my elementary question; how are the ISO possibilities on this great custom keyboard?

Thanks in advance!

No ISO I'm afraid, but you can get a Redscarf III PCB from Taobao, which has ISO, and drop it in a LS case, which is what I'm planning to do myself.

Good suggestion. Cheers! If I ditch the LightSaver PCB I will miss out on all the LED goodness.  :( (Ye ye, I'm a LED guy.)

Im personally a recent Iso to Ansi converter since I prefer the looks of Ansi, and it seems to make shopping for keycaps a lot simpler, and its not really that hard to convert to from a German ISO layout at least imo.

Mmmmm. I hear you. It is just so hard to decide. If I choose to go with ANSI and not liking it... Well it will definitely hurt my wallet. Then on the other hand, I will have no problem selling the board. Argh! Why does it have to be so hard.

You definitely have a good point regarding hunting for key caps. Not converting to ANSI is more financially sound. Otherwise I would burn all my dough on key caps  :-[

Still interested in a LightSaver V2 GB but not quit ready to commit at the moment. What I've gathered the GB will not be until after this summer anyway. So I have still some time in deciding whether I should pull the trigger on an ANSI keyboard.

Iso vs Ansi wasn't an easy decision for me either, but  its true that your wallet might hate you for going Ansi as you can pretty much pull the trigger on any keyset... xD

The redscarf3 PCB (as far as it looks) will most definitely support LEDs btw so you wouldn't loose out on the in switch LEDs if you solder some in there.

It seems like it even features rgb LEDs to illuminate the acrylic bottom of the redscarf below the pcb simiular to GONs, but idk how well that may work for illuminating the acrylic side parts of the LightSaber if they will end up being available this time around. It could probably be adapted tho so no need to miss out on LEDs! =)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Shanghaied on Wed, 25 March 2015, 15:45:08
You can still have all the LEDs you want with RSIII though, it's got both on-board RGB LEDs and switch LEDs support. There are even two pairs of RGBs on either side that was specifically designed so that they will shine through the LED holes on the side of the LS case (haven't tried this myself, but someone asked on a Chinese forum, and the vendor confirmed that they were designed as such).

Switch LEDs can be switched on individually on RSIII as well, but AFAIK at this time it's only implemented for the caplock and numlock keys (you can choose where those keys sit, and they will switch on and off based on whether the locks are on) .

See my post here:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=67398.180
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Wed, 25 March 2015, 15:53:07
Thank you to everyone replying for me, ESPECIALLY ELTON!

As he stated, the next LS GB will happen after the Orions.

I will update the OP after lunch, I'm super hungry right now and being nagged out the door.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: limitz on Wed, 25 March 2015, 19:17:25
Start after the Orion's you say? I wasn't that excited about Orion V2 before, but now I'm unreasonably excited for that GB to start.

LSV2 is my ideal layout, and I can't wait for the GB to be started again.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Thu, 26 March 2015, 11:00:35
This gb will probably start in the summer after orion's gb.  Long way to go!

He did say PROBABLY. Though I assume we'll have enough interest by then.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Orca on Thu, 26 March 2015, 11:38:51
does this KB support or for matter of fact any of the custom KBs support NKRO?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: quochung1989 on Fri, 27 March 2015, 01:14:26
does this KB support or for matter of fact any of the custom KBs support NKRO?
Sure.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Altis on Fri, 27 March 2015, 23:38:42
This looks like one of the best keyboards I've seen yet. I love the design.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Fri, 27 March 2015, 23:50:24
I will update the OP after lunch, I'm super hungry right now and being nagged out the door.

Why you do us like this T Lord?  :'(
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Sat, 28 March 2015, 12:49:26
I will update the OP after lunch, I'm super hungry right now and being nagged out the door.

Why you do us like this T Lord?  :'(

Haha sorry, :P
not that it makes any difference. It seems our thread has gained attention and there is a great possibility of another round happening, likely after orions! So rejoice, and I'll eventually update the OP I swear.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Sat, 28 March 2015, 12:51:15
I will update the OP after lunch, I'm super hungry right now and being nagged out the door.

Why you do us like this T Lord?  :'(

Haha sorry,
not that it makes any difference. It seems our thread has gained attention and there is a great possibility of another round happening, likely after orions! So rejoice, and I'll eventually update the OP I swear.
;D I was just yanking your chain.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Sun, 29 March 2015, 10:36:57
does this KB support or for matter of fact any of the custom KBs support NKRO?

All of them do with usb!

You can still have all the LEDs you want with RSIII though, it's got both on-board RGB LEDs and switch LEDs support. There are even two pairs of RGBs on either side that was specifically designed so that they will shine through the LED holes on the side of the LS case (haven't tried this myself, but someone asked on a Chinese forum, and the vendor confirmed that they were designed as such).

Switch LEDs can be switched on individually on RSIII as well, but AFAIK at this time it's only implemented for the caplock and numlock keys (you can choose where those keys sit, and they will switch on and off based on whether the locks are on) .

See my post here:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=67398.180

This is correct, the RS3 PCB has been designed to fit both the Lightsaver and Octagon cases.

I am really contemplating in signing up for this one as well. Loved the Lightsaver at first sight. Problem is that I am an ISO guy (located in Sweden). Very unsure of the ISO possibilities on Lightsaver. I've been trying to research this but as I am very new to the mechanical keyboard game I am very uncertain. So pardon my elementary question; how are the ISO possibilities on this great custom keyboard?

Thanks in advance!

No ISO I'm afraid, but you can get a Redscarf III PCB from Taobao, which has ISO, and drop it in a LS case, which is what I'm planning to do myself.

Good suggestion. Cheers! If I ditch the LightSaver PCB I will miss out on all the LED goodness.  :( (Ye ye, I'm a LED guy.)

Im personally a recent Iso to Ansi converter since I prefer the looks of Ansi, and it seems to make shopping for keycaps a lot simpler, and its not really that hard to convert to from a German ISO layout at least imo.

Mmmmm. I hear you. It is just so hard to decide. If I choose to go with ANSI and not liking it... Well it will definitely hurt my wallet. Then on the other hand, I will have no problem selling the board. Argh! Why does it have to be so hard.

You definitely have a good point regarding hunting for key caps. Not converting to ANSI is more financially sound. Otherwise I would burn all my dough on key caps  :-[

Still interested in a LightSaver V2 GB but not quit ready to commit at the moment. What I've gathered the GB will not be until after this summer anyway. So I have still some time in deciding whether I should pull the trigger on an ANSI keyboard.

Iso vs Ansi wasn't an easy decision for me either, but  its true that your wallet might hate you for going Ansi as you can pretty much pull the trigger on any keyset... xD

The redscarf3 PCB (as far as it looks) will most definitely support LEDs btw so you wouldn't loose out on the in switch LEDs if you solder some in there.

It seems like it even features rgb LEDs to illuminate the acrylic bottom of the redscarf below the pcb simiular to GONs, but idk how well that may work for illuminating the acrylic side parts of the LightSaber if they will end up being available this time around. It could probably be adapted tho so no need to miss out on LEDs! =)

See above.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: katushkin on Sun, 29 March 2015, 11:53:01
RIP English custom buyers :(
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Sun, 29 March 2015, 14:45:26
RIP English custom buyers :(

RS3 PCB is only about $50usd after proxy costs. There are links in the GB thread to the taobao listing.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Yslen on Sun, 29 March 2015, 14:57:53
Screw it, I can afford this. I'm in for a set :)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Pieminister on Sun, 29 March 2015, 15:21:06
RIP English custom buyers :(

RS3 PCB is only about $50usd after proxy costs. There are links in the GB thread to the taobao listing.

I am an ISO user as well, but I was willing to go full ANSI for a lightsaver. I was unaware of the RS3 option. I am still most likely picking up a whole lightsaver set, because ANSI keycaps are so much easier to get, but I am interested in my options.

What would I lose out on by buying a RS3 PCB and a Lightsaver Case, as opposed to Lightsaver everything. Are there things the lightsaver PCB can that the RS3 can't? Is one of a higher quality?

Also, I am a bit of a noob and I am not sure what a "plate" is, and whether I can use a lightsaver "plate" with an RS3 PCB.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: whoyee on Mon, 30 March 2015, 01:13:50
Just got into mechs and as with a few others in this thread, this is the first kb that I've come across that I _have_ to have.  :) Count me in on a full-set!

 :))  Very excited about this one!

btw: this IC made me sign up!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: pr0ximity on Mon, 30 March 2015, 07:05:31
Just got into mechs and as with a few others in this thread, this is the first kb that I've come across that I _have_ to have.  :) Count me in on a full-set!

 :))  Very excited about this one!

btw: this IC made me sign up!

Go big or go home!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: whoyee on Mon, 30 March 2015, 14:14:35
Ok everyone, I have a dumb/noob question here:
What would I require in addition to the full kit here to have a fully functioning keyboard that can be used?  I didn't see any mentions of key switches or key caps, so Im assuming those are all extras to be supplied yourself?   

Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Mon, 30 March 2015, 14:16:20
Ok everyone, I have a dumb/noob question here:
What would I require in addition to the full kit here to have a fully functioning keyboard that can be used?  I didn't see any mentions of key switches or key caps, so Im assuming those are all extras to be supplied yourself?

The pcbs come presoldered but besides the case, plate, and pcb. You must provide everything else. Switches, anything to mod the switches, leds, keycaps, usb cable, etc.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: slaction on Tue, 31 March 2015, 23:57:43
Is there any options for pre-assembled?  I'm in a new location and don't have access to my tools.

Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 31 March 2015, 23:59:23
Is there any options for pre-assembled?  I'm in a new location and don't have access to my tools.
Well this group buy won't start until probably late summer so you have a couple months to get your tools. But as of right now there is no assembly option.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: fknraiden on Wed, 01 April 2015, 00:23:59
Is there any options for pre-assembled?  I'm in a new location and don't have access to my tools.



I'd be willing to assemble up to maybe 3 keyboards at most for free if you or a couple others if you wouldn't be getting this keyboard because of it.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: whoyee on Wed, 01 April 2015, 01:15:31
Ok everyone, I have a dumb/noob question here:
What would I require in addition to the full kit here to have a fully functioning keyboard that can be used?  I didn't see any mentions of key switches or key caps, so Im assuming those are all extras to be supplied yourself?

The pcbs come presoldered but besides the case, plate, and pcb. You must provide everything else. Switches, anything to mod the switches, leds, keycaps, usb cable, etc.

Awesome.  Good to know.   Can't wait till this goes live :)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: slaction on Wed, 01 April 2015, 07:59:58
Is there any options for pre-assembled?  I'm in a new location and don't have access to my tools.



I'd be willing to assemble up to maybe 3 keyboards at most for free if you or a couple others if you wouldn't be getting this keyboard because of it.

That would be awesome.  I'd be willing to pay for the assembly.  Can I reserve a spot with you?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Wed, 01 April 2015, 21:29:42
Is there any options for pre-assembled?  I'm in a new location and don't have access to my tools.



As of right now there is no assembly option. However I was going to chime in and say that you often will have people willing to do a board or two while they do theirs.
[This happened before I could even post, right below.]

RIP English custom buyers :(

RS3 PCB is only about $50usd after proxy costs. There are links in the GB thread to the taobao listing.

I am an ISO user as well, but I was willing to go full ANSI for a lightsaver. I was unaware of the RS3 option. I am still most likely picking up a whole lightsaver set, because ANSI keycaps are so much easier to get, but I am interested in my options.

What would I lose out on by buying a RS3 PCB and a Lightsaver Case, as opposed to Lightsaver everything. Are there things the lightsaver PCB can that the RS3 can't? Is one of a higher quality?

Also, I am a bit of a noob and I am not sure what a "plate" is, and whether I can use a lightsaver "plate" with an RS3 PCB.

AFAIK there is no downside. Duck is revered for his quality but the RedScarf series seem to be great keyboards. I don't believe you lose any options VS the lightsaver PCB, however, I am unsure of the LED capabilities of the RS. I'd love to let you know when we receive them from Ivan. ;)

Ok everyone, I have a dumb/noob question here:
What would I require in addition to the full kit here to have a fully functioning keyboard that can be used?  I didn't see any mentions of key switches or key caps, so Im assuming those are all extras to be supplied yourself?   

Switches, key caps, diodes for LEDS and LEDs, Cable uhhh... I think that should cover you! [someone correct me if I'm wrong]

Is there any options for pre-assembled?  I'm in a new location and don't have access to my tools.

I'd be willing to assemble up to maybe 3 keyboards at most for free if you or a couple others if you wouldn't be getting this keyboard because of it.

More people might pop up here. Also the paid services rotate each year, there's always someone cool willing to put boards together for cash.
RIP SIFO
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: slaction on Sat, 04 April 2015, 15:03:31
What's the latest on this?  Would love to see it make it to a GB sometime soon.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Sat, 04 April 2015, 15:29:45
What's the latest on this?  Would love to see it make it to a GB sometime soon.
It's already been said that if it were to get enough attention it would start after the orion v2 run finishes.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: naps250 on Sun, 05 April 2015, 13:33:57
Any chance for a case that's not so steep?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Sun, 05 April 2015, 13:55:34
Any chance for a case that's not so steep?
Nope. You would need to go buy a case for something like the Chinese red scarf 3.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: pr0ximity on Sun, 05 April 2015, 17:11:34
Unfortunately I have to withdraw my interest in this, I have my Korean custom situation on lock now. Good luck with the GB! These are gorgeous boards to be sure.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: kacase on Mon, 06 April 2015, 10:20:39
Unfortunately I have to withdraw my interest as well, because of the upcoming Orion v2 GB. Good Luck!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Yslen on Mon, 06 April 2015, 13:29:31
We're still over 30 interested anyway, right?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Mon, 06 April 2015, 13:38:34
Yep, but there is probably 4 months to go before the GB even starts... :(
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Mon, 06 April 2015, 15:06:03
We will just have to see how much people really like the lightsaver design. 4 months from now is a long time...
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: WayneLilburn on Mon, 06 April 2015, 21:43:24
wannaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa joinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn... im relly interested on this set....
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SuperSumo on Tue, 07 April 2015, 23:41:29
I might be interested in this. It's like a 75% w/ a number pad.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Orca on Fri, 10 April 2015, 13:32:16
im in if there is assembly...
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Fri, 10 April 2015, 21:50:42
We will just have to see how much people really like the lightsaver design. 4 months from now is a long time...

Unfortunately nothing can be done as Duck is doing other GBs. We gotta wait. We're just lucky there is a possibility of a R2!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Sat, 11 April 2015, 00:07:51
We will just have to see how much people really like the lightsaver design. 4 months from now is a long time...

Unfortunately nothing can be done as Duck is doing other GBs. We gotta wait. We're just lucky there is a possibility of a R2!

Yeah Im just going to keep watch and make sure this thread pops up every once in a while to make sure people don't forget about it. There are way too many good buys going on right now.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Yslen on Sat, 11 April 2015, 01:52:11
Happy to wait, gives me time to collect money, keycaps, soldering equipment, skills... :D
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: sakai4eva on Sat, 11 April 2015, 09:16:24
Might be interested in a second one if I ever figure out how program the keymap using something other 02D's software...
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Sat, 11 April 2015, 09:24:34
Might be interested in a second one if I ever figure out how program the keymap using something other 02D's software...
Check out the Octagon thread. Whizzard and tjweir have some really good explanations for how to use the O2D software. O2D really needs to fix their software it's one of the hardest to use out of the custom keyboard firmware up loaders
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Sat, 11 April 2015, 09:41:15
If i can buy into Round 5 and be patient, I can certainly wait for another round of LightSaver. Again, I wanna thank everyone whos really into this for keeping it going and being patient as well.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: sakai4eva on Sat, 11 April 2015, 09:42:58
Might be interested in a second one if I ever figure out how program the keymap using something other 02D's software...
Check out the Octagon thread. Whizzard and tjweir have some really good explanations for how to use the O2D software. O2D really needs to fix their software it's one of the hardest to use out of the custom keyboard firmware up loaders

My biggest gripe is the lack of ability to program media keys in...
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Want on Sat, 11 April 2015, 13:45:33
You'll have to cross me off the list. Sorry guys.
Recently I've been less and less interested in the LS layout, and the Orion V2 hit me like a brick, so that's where my keyboard fund went.
Good luck, the Lightsaver deserves more attention.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: ctrlX on Sat, 11 April 2015, 14:32:35
You'll have to cross me off the list. Sorry guys.
Recently I've been less and less interested in the LS layout, and the Orion V2 hit me like a brick, so that's where my keyboard fund went.
Good luck, the Lightsaver deserves more attention.

Any news on where and when the Orion V2 GB will happen?

[EDIT] Never mind, found it ☺
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: ImDaBaron on Sat, 11 April 2015, 20:23:38
Definitely interested :)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FoC_Tow on Wed, 15 April 2015, 00:53:38
It would be absolutely incredible to see something similar to the acrylic bottom option for the Orion with a less steep angle on the Lightsaver...

I don't think there is much of a chance for this being possible sadly,
seeing its a single piece design and would most likely require a mayor redesign of the case, but one can still dream I guess xD

Im definitely interested either way, but the slightly steep 11(?!) angle on the Lightsaver would personally be my only concern,
and an acrylic bottom would also be another very compelling feature!

Lightsaver Layout, with 7 acrylic bottom case would be a pure dream!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: naps250 on Wed, 15 April 2015, 10:17:04
Lightsaver Layout, with 7 acrylic bottom case would be a pure dream!  :thumb:
Why not a 7 aluminium bottom case  :D
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FoC_Tow on Wed, 15 April 2015, 10:34:44
Lightsaver Layout, with 7 acrylic bottom case would be a pure dream!  :thumb:
Why not a 7 aluminium bottom case  :D

Because I was referencing the ORION (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=70864.0) which has a 7 Acrylic bottom in addition to a 11 Aluminum version, as I mentioned.  :rolleyes:

The Acrylic bottom imo also adds a lot to the aesthetics, and generally seems to be a cheaper option compared to aluminum.

More
(http://i.imgur.com/uJDvSsi.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/82TWykX.png)


So eventually cutting down cost, while improving looks and offering a 7 option seems like a all around win to me!  ;)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Wed, 15 April 2015, 20:39:59
Lightsaver Layout, with 7� acrylic bottom case would be a pure dream!  :thumb:
Why not a 7� aluminium bottom case  :D

Because I was referencing the ORION (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=70864.0) which has a 7� Acrylic bottom in addition to a 11� Aluminum version, as I mentioned.  :rolleyes:

The Acrylic bottom imo also adds a lot to the aesthetics, and generally seems to be a cheaper option compared to aluminum.

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

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/82TWykX.png)


So eventually cutting down cost, while improving looks and offering a 7� option seems like a all around win to me!  ;)

Acrylic is cheap, and I don't just mean cost. Check out the RS3 though, sounds like you might like that more.

@orionv2. I think it's over already.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FreeChemicals on Thu, 16 April 2015, 02:49:59
Since I put in an order for the Orion v2, I think I'll skip the LSv2. I might change my mind though ;D
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FoC_Tow on Thu, 16 April 2015, 09:34:42
Acrylic is cheap, and I don't just mean cost. Check out the RS3 though, sounds like you might like that more.

@orionv2. I think it's over already.


I'm familiar with the red scarf III.
However I don't understand how one can compare the simple, flat layered case of the rsIII with the orion v2 example which would be a milled aluminum top on a (less but still angled) milled acrylic bottom.

I would agree that the rsIII looks cheap, but as far as I understand,  you pretty much implied acrylic always looks cheap? ('Acrylic is cheap, and I don't just mean cost.')

Honestly I would very much disagree that the acrylic aluminum combo will always looks cheap, and Orion to me would be a great example of that.
(Even the Lightsaver, and the orion aluminum bottom, are designed to feature acrylic side inlays as you probably know)


I would choose Lightsaver over rsIII anytime and I was kinda offended you suggested I might prefer rsIII tbh.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Tetriswizard on Fri, 17 April 2015, 05:31:12
I posted earlier in the thread, but I'll post again since I can afford it now.
Count me in. I want the black, but if it becomes available, i'll definitely take Purple.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Fri, 17 April 2015, 08:58:10
I posted earlier in the thread, but I'll post again since I can afford it now.
Count me in. I want the black, but if it becomes available, i'll definitely take Purple.
I don't think it will be available in purple but oh man would that be cool...
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: kablekill on Mon, 20 April 2015, 06:01:26
Hey guys, this Interest checker still going at the moment for the board?

Thanks.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Mon, 20 April 2015, 09:32:25
Hey guys, this Interest checker still going at the moment for the board?

Thanks.
Yup if there is enough interest it will launch sometime after the orion v2 run.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: tom.smykowski on Tue, 21 April 2015, 00:17:53
I'm in if there is a round 2!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: sakai4eva on Wed, 22 April 2015, 06:31:44
Definitely interested now. Might also opt for an extra case at this point. One grey and one red case.

Let me know if this GB is ever gonna launch.

As a further note, I am living in Malaysia, and if anyone needs assembly, drop me a PM and I'll do my best to come up with an arrangement.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Sat, 25 April 2015, 14:56:11
Acrylic is cheap, and I don't just mean cost. Check out the RS3 though, sounds like you might like that more.

@orionv2. I think it's over already.


I'm familiar with the red scarf III.
However I don't understand how one can compare the simple, flat layered case of the rsIII with the orion v2 example which would be a milled aluminum top on a (less but still angled) milled acrylic bottom.

I would agree that the rsIII looks cheap, but as far as I understand,  you pretty much implied acrylic always looks cheap? ('Acrylic is cheap, and I don't just mean cost.')

Honestly I would very much disagree that the acrylic aluminum combo will always looks cheap, and Orion to me would be a great example of that.
(Even the Lightsaver, and the orion aluminum bottom, are designed to feature acrylic side inlays as you probably know)


I would choose Lightsaver over rsIII anytime and I was kinda offended you suggested I might prefer rsIII tbh.

Ah I meant more the feel/durability of the material more than the look! Polycarb is the way to go; more durable all around, including scratch resistance.
The look is not the same from LS to RS but I meant if you wanted the layout but with a smaller angle, the RS3 would suit your needs, while it may not be as aesthetically pleasing.

@everyone: while the GB has ended for orion v2 the GB is not technically over until the orders are fulfilled. LS GB is likely a long way off still
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Sat, 25 April 2015, 15:37:27
Thanks for that TC, whats the current count or there abouts? I'm in no rush as I've said before. Let the Orion boys have their fun you know. Also thanks again for keeping us in the loop.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: trizkut on Sat, 25 April 2015, 16:44:11
Thanks for that TC, whats the current count or there abouts? I'm in no rush as I've said before. Let the Orion boys have their fun you know. Also thanks again for keeping us in the loop.

Check the first post
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: retainerbox on Wed, 29 April 2015, 10:21:04
Love, love the layout, not so sure about the aluminum casing (just a personal preference).

Is it possible to get frosted matte cases (ie. Orion v2) made (general question, not necessarily asking for part of the group buy)?? Where would I find somewhere to do that?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Wed, 29 April 2015, 11:13:49
Love, love the layout, not so sure about the aluminum casing (just a personal preference).

Is it possible to get frosted matte cases (ie. Orion v2) made (general question, not necessarily asking for part of the group buy)?? Where would I find somewhere to do that?

Check out the chinese version called the Red Scarf 3.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: malcomkern on Sun, 03 May 2015, 15:34:34
Is it still possible to show interest in a LSv2? When possible I am definitively interested in a full kit.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: aznairjordan on Sun, 03 May 2015, 17:51:26
I'm interested in putting my name on the list to buy it when it gets to a group buy!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Mormur on Sun, 03 May 2015, 20:11:18
Also interested, would also be looking for someone in the Vancouver BC area who has switches/would be able to assemble it for me.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Mon, 04 May 2015, 02:01:22
Also interested, would also be looking for someone in the Vancouver BC area who has switches/would be able to assemble it for me.

ZealPC might be able to help you out. But he's out of Cherry switches afaik, but will be stocking Gateron, which is the new hype.

Love, love the layout, not so sure about the aluminum casing (just a personal preference).

Is it possible to get frosted matte cases (ie. Orion v2) made (general question, not necessarily asking for part of the group buy)?? Where would I find somewhere to do that?

Check out the chinese version called the Red Scarf 3.

Aside from the RS3 Duck has actually made 3D files for an acrylic case for the lightsaver. Way way back in the day. I can't be bothered to find the link right now, but you could get them cut locally and have a certified Duck acrylic case for your lightsaver.

I'll update the op in the next few days. We're sitting around 40 even with the dropouts. I'm sure it's garnered enough interest to warrant a buy. That said it's up to when they have time to do it. Imagine a few months after Orion is complete.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Atredl on Mon, 04 May 2015, 12:16:46
I'll update the op in the next few days. We're sitting around 40 even with the dropouts. I'm sure it's garnered enough interest to warrant a buy. That said it's up to when they have time to do it. Imagine a few months after Orion is complete.

That's great news! I have been wanting this board ever since I first got into Mechs. It seemed like a much better version of the CM tk which I loved. I now have my Gateron Blacks ready to go onto the LS. Hopefully the wait won't be too much longer  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: FoC_Tow on Mon, 04 May 2015, 13:23:06
Great News! Really happy to get some updates, and patiently waiting for whenever the GB happens! =)

Also didn't know there was a design for a acrylic case way back, does anyone have a link by any chance? I need to do some research on this...
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Mon, 04 May 2015, 14:52:12
I couldn't find the 3d file [which was made available]
but I did find this gallery with a quick google

http://duck0113.tistory.com/73

edit: found them, they're hosted @kbdlab on this page
http://kbdlab.co.kr/index.php?document_srl=209&mid=board_housing
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: retainerbox on Mon, 04 May 2015, 15:00:31
Aside from the RS3 Duck has actually made 3D files for an acrylic case for the lightsaver. Way way back in the day. I can't be bothered to find the link right now, but you could get them cut locally and have a certified Duck acrylic case for your lightsaver.

:O That would be awesome, whenever you get the chance. I would definitely be interested if I could get the 3D files...

Does anyone want to buy just the aluminum case when the group buy happens? ;D Haha.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Shanghaied on Mon, 04 May 2015, 15:51:16
Aside from the RS3 Duck has actually made 3D files for an acrylic case for the lightsaver. Way way back in the day. I can't be bothered to find the link right now, but you could get them cut locally and have a certified Duck acrylic case for your lightsaver.

:O That would be awesome, whenever you get the chance. I would definitely be interested if I could get the 3D files...

Does anyone want to buy just the aluminum case when the group buy happens? ;D Haha.

Yepp, there are a couple of us who are just interested in the case, although since the GB is not happening very soon anyway, I think I can be persuaded to buy a whole kit if case-only isn't happening.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Tue, 05 May 2015, 18:36:47
Aside from the RS3 Duck has actually made 3D files for an acrylic case for the lightsaver. Way way back in the day. I can't be bothered to find the link right now, but you could get them cut locally and have a certified Duck acrylic case for your lightsaver.

:O That would be awesome, whenever you get the chance. I would definitely be interested if I could get the 3D files...

I found the files for the acrylic housing and posted them earlier in the thread [link below]
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1736584#msg1736584
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Nickh on Tue, 05 May 2015, 19:03:13
Yes yes yes!  Super interested in a full kit!  I absolutely love this layout. 
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: retainerbox on Thu, 07 May 2015, 09:05:22
Aside from the RS3 Duck has actually made 3D files for an acrylic case for the lightsaver. Way way back in the day. I can't be bothered to find the link right now, but you could get them cut locally and have a certified Duck acrylic case for your lightsaver.

:O That would be awesome, whenever you get the chance. I would definitely be interested if I could get the 3D files...

I found the files for the acrylic housing and posted them earlier in the thread [link below]
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1736584#msg1736584

You're the best. Very interested in purchasing now.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: LXXXIX on Thu, 07 May 2015, 14:00:14
I NEED one. Count me in for a silver case! :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: naps250 on Fri, 08 May 2015, 03:03:16
I don't have any experience with CAD tools and models but I opened the acrylic case file online and all I could see is the 2D drawing shown on the site you linked.

Do I have to download a proper viewer to see the full information (measurements, I suppose, and in 3D) or is the file missing information?

Sorry for the dumb questions.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Fri, 08 May 2015, 04:28:47
I don't have any experience with CAD tools and models but I opened the acrylic case file online and all I could see is the 2D drawing shown on the site you linked.

Do I have to download a proper viewer to see the full information (measurements, I suppose, and in 3D) or is the file missing information?

Sorry for the dumb questions.

All of the pieces of the acrylic kit are 2d. It's built in layers, typical of acrylic cases.
It's different than the 11 degree, CNC'd aluminum bottom.
This is not the GB but a different option that was produced at one point in time.
Since Duck didn't plan on making it any more he made the files available in case someone wanted to have one produced locally.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: tj_gee on Fri, 08 May 2015, 19:04:32
In for one w/ silver case.

Really not digging the high profile case though and I don't believe there are any ships that work on acrylic near me. Sucks.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Steezus on Fri, 08 May 2015, 22:56:32
I am interested, my funds may need some time to recover after taking a heavy blow for getting two Pok3rs and a Granite keyset though.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: LXXXIX on Sat, 09 May 2015, 20:14:34
I don't have any experience with CAD tools and models but I opened the acrylic case file online and all I could see is the 2D drawing shown on the site you linked.

Do I have to download a proper viewer to see the full information (measurements, I suppose, and in 3D) or is the file missing information?

Sorry for the dumb questions.

All of the pieces of the acrylic kit are 2d. It's built in layers, typical of acrylic cases.
It's different than the 11 degree, CNC'd aluminum bottom.
This is not the GB but a different option that was produced at one point in time.
Since Duck didn't plan on making it any more he made the files available in case someone wanted to have one produced locally.

It might be time to update the list in the OP and maybe mention this. How are we looking like so far and when?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: gamer179 on Sun, 10 May 2015, 00:26:36
Please count me in for a complete set in silver!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: shimmy1996 on Mon, 11 May 2015, 20:20:06
Is the gray option same as blue gray in later duck buys? If so, count me in for a complete set.  :p
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: icesnaker on Wed, 13 May 2015, 09:23:26
Dear Taylordcraig,

I was admiring from china, i want to buy below attachment picture keyboard, could you please tell me how to buy it? thanks so much!!!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Thu, 14 May 2015, 03:55:25
Dear Taylordcraig,

I was admiring from china, i want to buy below attachment picture keyboard, could you please tell me how to buy it? thanks so much!!!

Hi!
We are all wanting to buy it.  ;D
The maker of the keyboard will hopefully be doing a group buy for us later this year.
I'm talking out of my ass but I guess September.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: fknraiden on Thu, 14 May 2015, 04:05:27
Dear Taylordcraig,

I was admiring from china, i want to buy below attachment picture keyboard, could you please tell me how to buy it? thanks so much!!!

Hi!
We are all wanting to buy it.  ;D
The maker of the keyboard will hopefully be doing a group buy for us later this year.
I'm talking out of my ass but I guess September.

possibly sooner unless they lined something up after the Orion buy already?
EDIT: and on a side note, i'd still be willing to do 5 or so assemblies pro-bono if that would be the only thing keeping people from participating in this. I would of course do more depending on when this actually ships, and some compensation would be appreciated,
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: limitz on Thu, 14 May 2015, 14:08:23
If you wouldn't mind doing my assembly, I certainly don't mind throwing you a fat tip, even though you're willing to do pro-bono.

I'm a complex customer.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Steezus on Thu, 14 May 2015, 17:10:51
If group buy is around September then count me in!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Zwi on Thu, 14 May 2015, 20:48:17
Definitely interested! Count me in.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: uJalled on Fri, 15 May 2015, 14:52:46
Count me in to this group buy as well  ;) Excited for this one
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: elton5354 on Fri, 15 May 2015, 18:37:03
There will be a delay in producing these... I don't think Lightsaver V2 will be next in production after Orion V2. Maybe next year...they have other plans in mind.  Sorry for the bad news. :(
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: LXXXIX on Fri, 15 May 2015, 18:37:54
There will be a delay in producing these... I don't think Lightsaver V2 will be next in production after Orion V2. Maybe next year...they have other plans in mind.  Sorry for the bad news. :(
Right in the feels. :(
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Fri, 15 May 2015, 18:45:11
There will be a delay in producing these... I don't think Lightsaver V2 will be next in production after Orion V2. Maybe next year...they have other plans in mind.  Sorry for the bad news. :(

Ouch  :'( and I was just going to suggest updating the interest count in the OP  :))
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Fri, 15 May 2015, 19:47:26
Welp. Sorry guys. Thanks for letting us know Elton. At least the duck guys know that there is a lot of interest for the future.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: bianco on Sat, 16 May 2015, 01:34:27
 
There will be a delay in producing these... I don't think Lightsaver V2 will be next in production after Orion V2. Maybe next year...they have other plans in mind.  Sorry for the bad news. :(

any teaser/info regarding the other plans? fullsize plus keyboard?  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: stoic-lemon on Sat, 16 May 2015, 01:44:12
Oh well. Someday I'll get my hands on one.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Pieminister on Sat, 16 May 2015, 03:13:26
Wow I am absolutely gutted. When this IC first went live I really thought a GB might be in progress by now.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Mormur on Sat, 16 May 2015, 12:14:41
any info on what they will be making next after the Orion v2?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Keyzus on Sat, 16 May 2015, 12:41:53
Possibly a Duck 1800?   :cool:

1800s seem to be all the rage these days.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: LXXXIX on Sat, 16 May 2015, 13:14:29
Possibly a Duck 1800?   :cool:

1800s seem to be all the rage these days.
It would also be a nice alternative to the Lightsaver. Though kin is doing one right now. :\
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Sat, 16 May 2015, 13:31:55
Wow I am absolutely gutted. When this IC first went live I really thought a GB might be in progress by now.

The orion is still happening right now.  :confused:
From the beginning I've been nothing but transparent about the orion happening first.
I got the IC up so "early" because people were clamoring before Thanksgiving that they wanted another run.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Pieminister on Sat, 16 May 2015, 13:48:22
Wow I am absolutely gutted. When this IC first went live I really thought a GB might be in progress by now.

The orion is still happening right now.  :confused:
From the beginning I've been nothing but transparent about the orion happening first.
I got the IC up so "early" because people were clamoring before Thanksgiving that they wanted another run.

Sorry, don't get me wrong. I just meant to express how much I am looking forward to a lightsaver. You've been very clear in what you've said. I've just been madly optimistic that Orion would finish soon (I wasn't really following that thread).
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Sat, 16 May 2015, 17:22:52
Hey no worries, and I didn't mean to come across as sharp as I did!
Just wanted to make sure we're all on the same page. :)

Sad to hear about LS delays. Curious what this other KB is though.
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69409.msg1747247#msg1747247
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: quochung1989 on Sat, 16 May 2015, 19:27:07
There will be a delay in producing these... I don't think Lightsaver V2 will be next in production after Orion V2. Maybe next year...they have other plans in mind.  Sorry for the bad news. :(
What is next plan?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Sun, 17 May 2015, 02:02:43
There will be a delay in producing these... I don't think Lightsaver V2 will be next in production after Orion V2. Maybe next year...they have other plans in mind.  Sorry for the bad news. :(
What is next plan?

We all wait with baited breath.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: quochung1989 on Sun, 17 May 2015, 02:18:11
I see that. I only curious about next group buy
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: elton5354 on Sun, 17 May 2015, 02:38:46
I see that. I only curious about next group buy

Viper 2 (Falcon) maybe? The difference is the asymmetrical bottom blockers (like HHKB) as the original one is symmetrical.  I heard it will come with a track point like Lenovo keyboards.  Not too sure where they will source key caps for this since this will need custom caps for the track point.

(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/321/713/002/66e5cdb3978c93c26adf6a820e47a759.jpg)

http://kbdlab.co.kr/index.php?mid=board_Lsno50&document_srl=2713321
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: quochung1989 on Sun, 17 May 2015, 03:11:08
Track point ? :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: bianco on Sun, 17 May 2015, 07:26:16
I see that. I only curious about next group buy

Viper 2 (Falcon) maybe? The difference is the asymmetrical bottom blockers (like HHKB) as the original one is symmetrical.  I heard it will come with a track point like Lenovo keyboards.  Not too sure where they will source key caps for this since this will need custom caps for the track point.

Show Image
(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/321/713/002/66e5cdb3978c93c26adf6a820e47a759.jpg)


http://kbdlab.co.kr/index.php?mid=board_Lsno50&document_srl=2713321

nice. but i hope the trackpoint won't be 'eating' the G-H-B cluster/area like the other custom kit in massdrop before (forgot the name)...
thanks for the info elton
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: LXXXIX on Sun, 17 May 2015, 07:27:57
I see that. I only curious about next group buy

Viper 2 (Falcon) maybe? The difference is the asymmetrical bottom blockers (like HHKB) as the original one is symmetrical.  I heard it will come with a track point like Lenovo keyboards.  Not too sure where they will source key caps for this since this will need custom caps for the track point.

Show Image
(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/321/713/002/66e5cdb3978c93c26adf6a820e47a759.jpg)


http://kbdlab.co.kr/index.php?mid=board_Lsno50&document_srl=2713321

nice. but i hope the trackpoint won't be 'eating' the G-H-B cluster/area like the other custom kit in massdrop before (forgot the name)...
thanks for the info elton

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-srYH1W1Zoko/ULW_FR1naGI/AAAAAAAAAm0/7m_rseDnC38/s1600/Yoda_mester.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Mon, 18 May 2015, 00:29:52
I see that. I only curious about next group buy

Viper 2 (Falcon) maybe? The difference is the asymmetrical bottom blockers (like HHKB) as the original one is symmetrical.  I heard it will come with a track point like Lenovo keyboards.  Not too sure where they will source key caps for this since this will need custom caps for the track point.

Show Image
(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/321/713/002/66e5cdb3978c93c26adf6a820e47a759.jpg)


http://kbdlab.co.kr/index.php?mid=board_Lsno50&document_srl=2713321

nice. but i hope the trackpoint won't be 'eating' the G-H-B cluster/area like the other custom kit in massdrop before (forgot the name)...
thanks for the info elton

Show Image
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-srYH1W1Zoko/ULW_FR1naGI/AAAAAAAAAm0/7m_rseDnC38/s1600/Yoda_mester.jpg)


I C WUT U DID THERE

From here out please keep on topic while we wait for more info. [topic being LSv2]
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: LXXXIX on Mon, 18 May 2015, 06:59:10
I guess this not becoming a reality so soon is a blessing in disguise. Makes time for some people to save up.

Maybe since we are waiting so long can we can have an exclusive GH color option? :rolleyes:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Steezus on Mon, 18 May 2015, 13:57:52
I guess this not becoming a reality so soon is a blessing in disguise. Makes time for some people to save up.

Maybe since we are waiting so long can we can have an exclusive GH color option? :rolleyes:

It's a blessing for me because I definitely need some time to build up, I just spent ~$600 in the past couple weeks(not a single item I've even ordered has come yet lol).
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Ridillz on Mon, 18 May 2015, 21:26:26
Interested.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: alienman82 on Mon, 18 May 2015, 21:42:24
removed.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Mon, 18 May 2015, 21:44:15
Interested.

extremely interested in silver kit

Hey guys please read a few pages back. Thank you for the interest but just an FYI this kit won't be running anytime soon or at all.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: alienman82 on Mon, 18 May 2015, 21:46:03
removed.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: condoriano on Mon, 18 May 2015, 23:06:32
im would be very interested; too bad about the extra delay D=
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Mon, 18 May 2015, 23:33:14
I can only hope it is a delay, I love that Duck is still cranking out new versions of things, im sure the Lightsaver will be revisited at some point.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Tue, 19 May 2015, 00:43:38
I can only hope it is a delay, I love that Duck is still cranking out new versions of things, im sure the Lightsaver will be revisited at some point.

Yeah hopefully we can still get it. But I mean it is only logical to go to a Viper/Eagle V2 of some sort since there is already a LSv2 and Orion V2 is their current project.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: limitz on Wed, 20 May 2015, 18:49:08
Will be deregistering my interest in this thread. Just picked up a LSV2 from Classifieds.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: quochung1989 on Wed, 20 May 2015, 21:26:48
Will be deregistering my interest in this thread. Just picked up a LSV2 from Classifieds.
Oh Grey LS?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: limitz on Wed, 20 May 2015, 22:11:53
Yes that one.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: quochung1989 on Thu, 21 May 2015, 04:33:34
Yes that one.
Congratls, man !
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: limitz on Thu, 21 May 2015, 12:39:51
Yes that one.
Congratls, man !

I'm unreasonably excited. LSV2 is one of my dream keyboards. I'm planning on putting an OG Desko set w/ GMK modifiers, paired with vintage MX Blacks on the keyboard.

Also, for any that are interested. Sherry @ Originative (yes I know he's extremely unreliable), seems to have LSV1's in stock at his store.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: LXXXIX on Thu, 21 May 2015, 14:37:17
Yes that one.
Congratls, man !

I'm unreasonably excited. LSV2 is one of my dream keyboards. I'm planning on putting an OG Desko set w/ GMK modifiers, paired with vintage MX Blacks on the keyboard.

Also, for any that are interested. Sherry @ Originative (yes I know he's extremely unreliable), seems to have LSV1's in stock at his store.

Did you buy one from there?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: limitz on Thu, 21 May 2015, 16:00:56
Yes that one.
Congratls, man !

I'm unreasonably excited. LSV2 is one of my dream keyboards. I'm planning on putting an OG Desko set w/ GMK modifiers, paired with vintage MX Blacks on the keyboard.

Also, for any that are interested. Sherry @ Originative (yes I know he's extremely unreliable), seems to have LSV1's in stock at his store.

Did you buy one from there?

No, I bought from a private seller off GH classifieds. Just noticed while browsing his store for Dolch sets today.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Steezus on Thu, 21 May 2015, 16:03:39
I'm sick of spending money but I would do anything for a lightsaver v2
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: sethk_ on Thu, 21 May 2015, 16:28:56
I'm sick of spending money but I would do anything for a lightsaver v2
http://www.originativeco.com/collections/keyboards/products/lightsaber
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: whentheclouds on Thu, 21 May 2015, 16:32:30
^ v1
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Thu, 21 May 2015, 16:44:00
I'm sick of spending money but I would do anything for a lightsaver v2
http://www.originativeco.com/collections/keyboards/products/lightsaber

Good luck getting it delivered. Didn't Originative lose its vendor status here on GH?

Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: sethk_ on Thu, 21 May 2015, 16:44:29

I'm sick of spending money but I would do anything for a lightsaver v2
http://www.originativeco.com/collections/keyboards/products/lightsaber

Good luck getting it delivered. Didn't Originative lose its vendor status here on GH?
Yeah you can still buy from them though
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: sethk_ on Thu, 21 May 2015, 16:44:47

^ v1
Ah, if he is that desperate though this could work
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: LXXXIX on Thu, 21 May 2015, 16:46:04

I'm sick of spending money but I would do anything for a lightsaver v2
http://www.originativeco.com/collections/keyboards/products/lightsaber

Good luck getting it delivered. Didn't Originative lose its vendor status here on GH?
Yeah you can still buy from them though
I believe I read somewhere that some people haven't received theirs from sherry. IMO V1 had a cleaner bezel.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Thu, 21 May 2015, 16:47:50
Yea, but sending someone to their peril without even mentioning things kind of seems like bad sport. As usual there is a Buyer Beware attached to everything but still.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: ceflame on Thu, 21 May 2015, 16:50:16
I posted a thread about the LSv1 on Originative a couple weeks back on great finds, since he has been shipping lately.
I guess no one has actually followed up on purchasing one though..

SOMEONE TAKE THE RISK, I'M CURIOUS!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: condoriano on Sat, 23 May 2015, 12:23:54
Can someone explain me what are all the differences between v1 and v2. If its not something important I might just get v1 instead of wait
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Sat, 23 May 2015, 14:07:36
Can someone explain me what are all the differences between v1 and v2. If its not something important I might just get v1 instead of wait

Mostly just the number of possible layouts.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: fknraiden on Sat, 23 May 2015, 14:27:56
Can someone explain me what are all the differences between v1 and v2. If its not something important I might just get v1 instead of wait

The v1 case has a circular port opening, and iirc the sides are flush and the v2 has a slightly recessed bottom section from the bezel. As far as the plate and pcb, v1 plate doesn't support 1.5-1.5-7 layouts because of the stab cutouts. Also, pcb and plate both don't support 1800 layout with short right shift and arrow cluster with 1u numpad 0. Hopefully that made sense.
Edit. V1 1.5u layout
More
(https://www.keychatter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/keychatter_2015-04-07_19-07-03.jpg)

My v2
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=71265.msg1725615#msg1725615 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=71265.msg1725615#msg1725615)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: mp101 on Sun, 24 May 2015, 13:56:07
Interested, full kit please!!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Steezus on Sun, 24 May 2015, 14:11:36
Interested, full kit please!!

It's an interest check, not a group buy, and if you would read the previous posts you would see that the group buy is being delayed until other projects are completed.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: radio_killah on Sun, 24 May 2015, 14:14:20
Interested, full kit please!!

It's an interest check, not a group buy, and if you would read the previous posts you would see that the group buy is being delayed until other projects are completed.

Actually it is on hold indefinitely  :(
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: mp101 on Mon, 25 May 2015, 04:00:30
well I did say interested!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Interested, full kit please!!

It's an interest check, not a group buy, and if you would read the previous posts you would see that the group buy is being delayed until other projects are completed.

Actually it is on hold indefinitely  :(
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Rewind on Mon, 25 May 2015, 15:29:11
I've just sold my viper as I plan to get in on the next lightsaver buy! I hope there won't be any drastic changes though, not a fan of the Orion V2.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: sethk_ on Mon, 25 May 2015, 15:42:59

I've just sold my viper as I plan to get in on the next lightsaver buy! I hope there won't be any drastic changes though, not a fan of the Orion V2.
I hope you noticed that this is indefinitely on hold and won't happen for a while
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Rewind on Mon, 25 May 2015, 15:43:34

I've just sold my viper as I plan to get in on the next lightsaver buy! I hope there won't be any drastic changes though, not a fan of the Orion V2.
I hope you noticed that this is indefinitely on hold and won't happen for a while
Yeah definitely. Not in a hurry at all. :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Invaderevan on Tue, 09 June 2015, 01:42:35
I posted a thread about the LSv1 on Originative a couple weeks back on great finds, since he has been shipping lately.
I guess no one has actually followed up on purchasing one though..

SOMEONE TAKE THE RISK, I'M CURIOUS!

I bought it about a week ago... not shipped yet. Will email him in the morning, I had no idea originative was sketch :/
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: LXXXIX on Tue, 09 June 2015, 07:25:59
I posted a thread about the LSv1 on Originative a couple weeks back on great finds, since he has been shipping lately.
I guess no one has actually followed up on purchasing one though..

SOMEONE TAKE THE RISK, I'M CURIOUS!

I bought it about a week ago... not shipped yet. Will email him in the morning, I had no idea originative was sketch :/

Damn that sucks. Some people get what they want, and some people don't. Good luck to you! :confused:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Tue, 09 June 2015, 08:00:14
I posted a thread about the LSv1 on Originative a couple weeks back on great finds, since he has been shipping lately.
I guess no one has actually followed up on purchasing one though..

SOMEONE TAKE THE RISK, I'M CURIOUS!

I bought it about a week ago... not shipped yet. Will email him in the morning, I had no idea originative was sketch :/

As we said, they were so sketch they lost their Vendor status on GH.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Invaderevan on Tue, 09 June 2015, 09:29:43
There is a blog post saying that they are under construction until the 10th, so I may give them the benefit of the doubt and wait a few more days before I freak out to much :/
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Jixr on Tue, 09 June 2015, 11:12:25
i've ordered some expensive stuff from them before, during the hype of the "don't buy from them" thing, and I got my order fast and in good shape. they are not quite amazon, but like any other small scale online vendor, be cautious and make sure your payment method has some type of protection.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Invaderevan on Tue, 09 June 2015, 12:13:53
i've ordered some expensive stuff from them before, during the hype of the "don't buy from them" thing, and I got my order fast and in good shape. they are not quite amazon, but like any other small scale online vendor, be cautious and make sure your payment method has some type of protection.

Thank you for the reassurance, I bought it on my credit card, so I should be alright in case things go awry
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: SL89 on Tue, 09 June 2015, 12:15:47
If anything maybe this is the beginning of a new leaf. I sure hope my skepticism is proven wrong. Plus if you get an LS1, you have dat sweet bezel.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: ceflame on Tue, 09 June 2015, 12:37:56
I posted a thread about the LSv1 on Originative a couple weeks back on great finds, since he has been shipping lately.
I guess no one has actually followed up on purchasing one though..

SOMEONE TAKE THE RISK, I'M CURIOUS!

I bought it about a week ago... not shipped yet. Will email him in the morning, I had no idea originative was sketch :/

That is unfortunate :(

I'm hoping for the best for you!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: whentheclouds on Thu, 11 June 2015, 01:05:27
my keyboard journey's taken a lot of twist and turns in the last few months, and now the Lightsaver has become my most desired board. so i'd like to register my interest for a full set regardless of the waiting time. though if this is delayed for another 8-9 months i wonder if Duck will just make a LSv3 instead. perhaps a return to the v1's bezel, and layered housing like the Orion instead of an unibody?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: condoriano on Thu, 11 June 2015, 16:51:16
too bad its not gonna happen for a while, but maybe their other projects are interesting too
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Atredl on Thu, 11 June 2015, 17:44:30
my keyboard journey's taken a lot of twist and turns in the last few months, and now the Lightsaver has become my most desired board. so i'd like to register my interest for a full set regardless of the waiting time. though if this is delayed for another 8-9 months i wonder if Duck will just make a LSv3 instead. perhaps a return to the v1's bezel, and layered housing like the Orion instead of an unibody?

I really hope this is the case. I have been wanting to get a Lightsaver since I first saw a picture of one. My personal preference would be for a unibody style case though. I like the feeling of hefty Aluminum case   :cool:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: sethk_ on Thu, 11 June 2015, 17:54:56
An alternative would be the Redscarf III on taobao
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: limitz on Thu, 11 June 2015, 19:47:09
i've ordered some expensive stuff from them before, during the hype of the "don't buy from them" thing, and I got my order fast and in good shape. they are not quite amazon, but like any other small scale online vendor, be cautious and make sure your payment method has some type of protection.

Thank you for the reassurance, I bought it on my credit card, so I should be alright in case things go awry

Any update? Has he shipped yet?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: filphil on Thu, 11 June 2015, 19:58:11
Well I'm interested in 1 full set and an extra case to use for my v1 pcb. :D
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Invaderevan on Thu, 11 June 2015, 20:04:03
i've ordered some expensive stuff from them before, during the hype of the "don't buy from them" thing, and I got my order fast and in good shape. they are not quite amazon, but like any other small scale online vendor, be cautious and make sure your payment method has some type of protection.

Thank you for the reassurance, I bought it on my credit card, so I should be alright in case things go awry

Any update? Has he shipped yet?

Shipped this afternoon!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: whentheclouds on Fri, 12 June 2015, 02:59:05
I like the feeling of hefty Aluminum case   :cool:
me too, but layered housing allows for two toned case colors, and it also makes it that much easier to powercoat/reanodize half the housing instead of the entire case
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: limitz on Fri, 12 June 2015, 09:45:40
i've ordered some expensive stuff from them before, during the hype of the "don't buy from them" thing, and I got my order fast and in good shape. they are not quite amazon, but like any other small scale online vendor, be cautious and make sure your payment method has some type of protection.

Thank you for the reassurance, I bought it on my credit card, so I should be alright in case things go awry

Any update? Has he shipped yet?

Shipped this afternoon!

Ah great. I wonder where Sherry got his hands on a LSV1. Enjoy the keyboard.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Pieminister on Sat, 11 July 2015, 17:32:43
I still think about the lightsaver about once a week.

Oh how I wish we could have had a GB.

 What was the thing we had to wait for before a further GB could even be considered. Octagon finishing.  I am going to try and find this Duck guys email address to to write him a lightsaver fan mail.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: arcvile on Mon, 13 July 2015, 09:14:49
Oh how I wish this would flourish into a GB, I long for the day that this becomes a reality. :(
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Invaderevan on Mon, 13 July 2015, 09:20:50
Now, having used my LSv1 for a little while, I would buy a v2 in an instant. They are awesome boards.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Rodgaroon on Thu, 23 July 2015, 20:58:20
Let's start the Hype!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: mark_thaddeus on Thu, 23 July 2015, 21:51:54
^ What he said! 😀
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Invaderevan on Thu, 23 July 2015, 21:56:35
dont get to excited guys, LSv2 isnt happening until Orionv2 is done. which it is not yet.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: elton5354 on Thu, 23 July 2015, 22:03:28
dont get to excited guys, LSv2 isnt happening until Orionv2 is done. which it is not yet.

Damn, you almost got me excited.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Pieminister on Fri, 24 July 2015, 15:59:28
I have been trying to find Duck's email address, but there isnt any obvious way to contact him on his website. Has someone been in contact with him? I just want to encourage him to consider LS2!
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Fri, 24 July 2015, 16:23:33
Wow I am absolutely gutted. When this IC first went live I really thought a GB might be in progress by now.

The orion is still happening right now.  :confused:
From the beginning I've been nothing but transparent about the orion happening first.
I got the IC up so "early" because people were clamoring before Thanksgiving that they wanted another run.

Sorry, don't get me wrong. I just meant to express how much I am looking forward to a lightsaver. You've been very clear in what you've said. I've just been madly optimistic that Orion would finish soon (I wasn't really following that thread).

I think most of the communication goes through elton5354 and it's already been made clear that Duck knows there is a IC for the LSv2 and any possilbe GB won't start until all the other GBs are done (Orion V2).
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Pieminister on Mon, 27 July 2015, 17:00:40
I know, i just thought I would write him an email of positive re-enforcement anyways  :). If only to tell him that I love his unique keyboards. I found an email address of his website.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Pieminister on Sun, 02 August 2015, 11:30:24
Duck was very nice and replied to me!

"thanks you for like my light saver.

I  have to plan about lightsaver G.B geekhack.

but  not  now  T.T"

I guess that is good news (in that he seems to be planning future LS) and bad news (not right now).

Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: sethk_ on Sun, 02 August 2015, 14:12:43

Duck was very nice and replied to me!

"thanks you for like my light saver.

I  have to plan about lightsaver G.B geekhack.

but  not  now  T.T"

I guess that is good news (in that he seems to be planning future LS) and bad news (not right now).
His next GB is going to probably be Viper and Eagle v2 with touchpoint nipple
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: whentheclouds on Mon, 03 August 2015, 07:36:36
it will be octagon 2 according to what i've been told
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: 64rky on Sat, 08 August 2015, 21:08:58
So I have no soldering skills or kit,  or space to solder...  How do I get one of these assembled,  or is that not possible?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: romevi on Sat, 08 August 2015, 22:22:26
So I have no soldering skills or kit,  or space to solder...  How do I get one of these assembled,  or is that not possible?
Well, actually, you can h
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: sethk_ on Sat, 08 August 2015, 22:23:34
So I have no soldering skills or kit,  or space to solder...  How do I get one of these assembled,  or is that not possible?
There are people like me who offer solder services
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: 64rky on Sun, 09 August 2015, 07:45:16
So I have no soldering skills or kit,  or space to solder...  How do I get one of these assembled,  or is that not possible?
There are people like me who offer solder services

Thank you,  will send PM
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: E3E on Tue, 11 August 2015, 18:54:40
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.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Steezus on Tue, 11 August 2015, 18:56:34
Couldn't wait any longer and ended up grabbing a RS96 in the mean time while I wait for LS v2 r2.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: whentheclouds on Wed, 12 August 2015, 09:13:42
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: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: E3E on Wed, 12 August 2015, 13:48:05
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.

Not to derail this thread, but do you have any of those renders saved? I'm way curious to see what the differences are between the current Octagon and the next generation concept. If not, that's fine.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: tjweir on Wed, 12 August 2015, 14:03:49
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.

Not to derail this thread, but do you have any of those renders saved? I'm way curious to see what the differences are between the current Octagon and the next generation concept. If not, that's fine.  :thumb:

Yes, Octagon V2 deets please!

Edit: c'mooooon trackpoint.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: mogo on Thu, 15 October 2015, 16:27:41
Despite potentially massive delays, I'd like to submit my interest in buying a set, specifically just the PCB (and controller ofc) if possible.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: ccc24 on Wed, 21 October 2015, 19:18:00
would a trackpoint require a custom key set to accommodate it?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: E3E on Wed, 21 October 2015, 21:42:29
would a trackpoint require a custom key set to accommodate it?

That, or some very precise drilling/sanding/milling and not being afraid to forever alter the caps you want on the board. It seems like at least one edge or corner if not multiple have to be modified. On the TEX Yoda, the B key has a concave top section to allow for the nub.

Best bet would probably finding boards that used trackpoints that you could source from. I could be wrong though.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Zombii on Wed, 21 October 2015, 23:51:14
An alternative would be the Redscarf III on taobao

Is it possible to order internationally from Taobao? And what's the difference between the LSv1 and LSv2?
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: choiboi on Thu, 22 October 2015, 01:16:03
An alternative would be the Redscarf III on taobao

Is it possible to order internationally from Taobao? And what's the difference between the LSv1 and LSv2?
LSv2 has ledges on the back legs and supports small-shift/arrow layout
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: ccc24 on Thu, 22 October 2015, 13:10:04
would a trackpoint require a custom key set to accommodate it?

That, or some very precise drilling/sanding/milling and not being afraid to forever alter the caps you want on the board. It seems like at least one edge or corner if not multiple have to be modified. On the TEX Yoda, the B key has a concave top section to allow for the nub.

Best bet would probably finding boards that used trackpoints that you could source from. I could be wrong though.

Hope that's not the case, maybe he'll offer the orginal layout as well xD
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Fri, 23 October 2015, 11:50:23
Despite potentially massive delays, I'd like to submit my interest in buying a set, specifically just the PCB (and controller ofc) if possible.

If you're just looking for the PCB get a Redscarf3. This GB is almost indefinitely delayed due to duck just working on other stuff.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: E3E on Fri, 23 October 2015, 19:31:29
Despite potentially massive delays, I'd like to submit my interest in buying a set, specifically just the PCB (and controller ofc) if possible.

If you're just looking for the PCB get a Redscarf3. This GB is almost indefinitely delayed due to duck just working on other stuff.

Yeah. It seems like he's moved on from the v2. To be honest, when he's done with the Orion v2, the Octagon v2 and whatever else he has in mind, he'll likely have a Lightsaver v3 ready to go.




Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Sat, 24 October 2015, 11:49:28
Despite potentially massive delays, I'd like to submit my interest in buying a set, specifically just the PCB (and controller ofc) if possible.

If you're just looking for the PCB get a Redscarf3. This GB is almost indefinitely delayed due to duck just working on other stuff.

Yeah. It seems like he's moved on from the v2. To be honest, when he's done with the Orion v2, the Octagon v2 and whatever else he has in mind, he'll likely have a Lightsaver v3 ready to go.

I can only wildly speculate but I think you may be right. Lightsavers will happen eventually, and hopefully we get the option for different cases.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: gadzkun on Sat, 24 October 2015, 12:33:48
I can only wildly speculate but I think you may be right. Lightsavers will happen eventually, and hopefully we get the option for different cases.

skidata+ delayed, lightsaver too.
there still SA troubled minds mid november will it happen or delayed again.
but good news for now my wallet is still safe ^-^.
I don't know should i be happy or sad about that.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Wed, 28 October 2015, 10:47:34
Skidata+ should be rolling this week, possibly even today. ;)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: romevi on Wed, 28 October 2015, 10:52:11
Skidata+ should be rolling this week, possibly even today. ;)

 :-\
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Thu, 29 October 2015, 11:27:42
Skidata+ is live, click my banner.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: braidn on Tue, 03 November 2015, 07:14:43
Bummed on the delay of this but excited for it still coming. Passed on a V1 a couple of months ago and kick myself for it
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: gadzkun on Tue, 03 November 2015, 07:18:08
no matter what duck project next..
will it be lightsaver or octagon
i will make sure im not miss it..  ;D

any update about next project  :)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Steezus on Tue, 03 November 2015, 11:16:51
no matter what duck project next..
will it be lightsaver or octagon
i will make sure im not miss it..  ;D

any update about next project  :)

There is a better chance of a Lightsaver v3 than a second round of the v2s. Octagon v2 teasers have already been released and there have been plans for a Duck Eagle/Viper v2 in the future as well.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: rempire on Fri, 06 November 2015, 11:43:14
no matter what duck project next..
will it be lightsaver or octagon
i will make sure im not miss it..  ;D

any update about next project  :)

I'm with you on that. Whatever comes out, I'm buying it, twice.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: E3E on Fri, 06 November 2015, 12:02:27
no matter what duck project next..
will it be lightsaver or octagon
i will make sure im not miss it..  ;D

any update about next project  :)

I'm with you on that. Whatever comes out, I'm buying it, twice.

I don't know about twice, but I definitely can't pass up my favorite keyboard's second iteration. Likely with all of the bottom options.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: whentheclouds on Fri, 06 November 2015, 17:37:04
i'm still not sold on the led indicators. maybe if they're spaced further apart

(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/247/104/003/1dbc68a5129cd8beeb68b3746be26303.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: gadzkun on Fri, 06 November 2015, 20:23:07
i'm still not sold on the led indicators. maybe if they're spaced further apart

Show Image
(http://kbdlab.co.kr/files/attach/images/340/247/104/003/1dbc68a5129cd8beeb68b3746be26303.jpg)


so the case seperated bottom and top..
in the middle is acrylic like in orion V2...
IM SOLD! :p
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: taylordcraig on Sat, 14 November 2015, 19:23:01
(http://puu.sh/llP9r/2b78c2c880.png)

edit: there are two keyboards that I've bought two of,
one was LSv1
one was TBA, you'll see them all very soon. ;)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Steezus on Sat, 14 November 2015, 21:22:20
Show Image
(http://puu.sh/llP9r/2b78c2c880.png)


edit: there are two keyboards that I've bought two of,
one was LSv1
one was TBA, you'll see them all very soon. ;)

Lightsaver v3, count me in! The octagon looks really good but I'm not that big of fan of 75% layouts.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: E3E on Sun, 15 November 2015, 02:12:48
Show Image
(http://puu.sh/llP9r/2b78c2c880.png)


edit: there are two keyboards that I've bought two of,
one was LSv1
one was TBA, you'll see them all very soon. ;)

Lightsaver v3, count me in! The octagon looks really good but I'm not that big of fan of 75% layouts.

I love seeing everyone's preferences, haha.

The Lightsaver and Orion are great looking designs, but I'm not a fan of either layout. The Lightsaver looks amazing, but is impractical for me as I prefer standalone num pads. The Orion looks really neat and I've built one for someone already, so I've gotten to see one in the flesh, and they are really nice, but TKL just isn't my layout.

The Octagon is the one true board for me, I'd say. :P

I'm surprised the Eagle/Viper isn't getting an update! Oh well, fine by me! Since I have two Eagle PCBs I plan on using for my hotswappable Alps builds. Now I don't have to worry about feeling out of date for quite a while. :PP
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: gadzkun on Sun, 15 November 2015, 03:49:13
Show Image
(http://puu.sh/llP9r/2b78c2c880.png)


edit: there are two keyboards that I've bought two of,
one was LSv1
one was TBA, you'll see them all very soon. ;)

Lightsaver v3, count me in! The octagon looks really good but I'm not that big of fan of 75% layouts.

I love seeing everyone's preferences, haha.

The Lightsaver and Orion are great looking designs, but I'm not a fan of either layout. The Lightsaver looks amazing, but is impractical for me as I prefer standalone num pads. The Orion looks really neat and I've built one for someone already, so I've gotten to see one in the flesh, and they are really nice, but TKL just isn't my layout.

The Octagon is the one true board for me, I'd say. :P

I'm surprised the Eagle/Viper isn't getting an update! Oh well, fine by me! Since I have two Eagle PCBs I plan on using for my hotswappable Alps builds. Now I don't have to worry about feeling out of date for quite a while. :PP

i vote octagon too (75%)
compact had arrow keys thats what i really like about 75%
cant wait for next duck board  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: mogo on Mon, 16 November 2015, 11:35:48
Lightsaver lightsaver LIGHTSAVER.  :b
It's so hard to get this layout right now. If I wanted a 75% I can easily find a KBT Race or Keycool 84, but a lightsaver is what my jimmies are truly tremulous for.
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Steezus on Mon, 16 November 2015, 11:51:45
Lightsaver lightsaver LIGHTSAVER.  :b
It's so hard to get this layout right now. If I wanted a 75% I can easily find a KBT Race or Keycool 84, but a lightsaver is what my jimmies are truly tremulous for.

Sure you could buy a KBT Race or Keycool 84 but the quality doesn't even come close, that is whats so special about kustoms. :)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: E3E on Mon, 16 November 2015, 12:31:13
Lightsaver lightsaver LIGHTSAVER.  :b
It's so hard to get this layout right now. If I wanted a 75% I can easily find a KBT Race or Keycool 84, but a lightsaver is what my jimmies are truly tremulous for.

Eh, I don't really care about what's hard to get. I care more about what's optimal for me, lol. I will admit that I'm not a fan of OEM anything aside from old vintages, so customs or DIY is all I go for.

Your priorities are your own though, whether its out of rarity or practicality or some mixture of the two. The Lightsaver is lovely aesthetically, but number pads that are sutured to the board whether left or right handed seem silly to me. Especially right handed numb pads. Just my opinion though. :)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: nguyenkimtam on Mon, 16 November 2015, 12:40:06
i hope i can get one :D
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: mogo on Mon, 16 November 2015, 13:13:01
Sure you could buy a KBT Race or Keycool 84 but the quality doesn't even come close, that is whats so special about kustoms. :)
No doubt! But at least the option is there to try the 75% layout if you wanted to. And it is a very useful layout that deserves good custom builds. :)

Eh, I don't really care about what's hard to get. I care more about what's optimal for me, lol. I will admit that I'm not a fan of OEM anything aside from old vintages, so customs or DIY is all I go for.

Your priorities are your own though, whether its out of rarity or practicality or some mixture of the two. The Lightsaver is lovely aesthetically, but number pads that are sutured to the board whether left or right handed seem silly to me. Especially right handed numb pads. Just my opinion though. :)

I do a sizable amount of number entry, to the point that I have my USB numpad next to my 60% all the time when I'm working, which sort of betrays the nature of the Pure's existence on my desk. :P I just want to be able to try out this grafted form factor so badly, but my options are slim.

Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: E3E on Mon, 16 November 2015, 14:11:08
Sure you could buy a KBT Race or Keycool 84 but the quality doesn't even come close, that is whats so special about kustoms. :)
No doubt! But at least the option is there to try the 75% layout if you wanted to. And it is a very useful layout that deserves good custom builds. :)

Eh, I don't really care about what's hard to get. I care more about what's optimal for me, lol. I will admit that I'm not a fan of OEM anything aside from old vintages, so customs or DIY is all I go for.

Your priorities are your own though, whether its out of rarity or practicality or some mixture of the two. The Lightsaver is lovely aesthetically, but number pads that are sutured to the board whether left or right handed seem silly to me. Especially right handed numb pads. Just my opinion though. :)

I do a sizable amount of number entry, to the point that I have my USB numpad next to my 60% all the time when I'm working, which sort of betrays the nature of the Pure's existence on my desk. :P I just want to be able to try out this grafted form factor so badly, but my options are slim.

Haha. I can sympathize. The Lightsaver is actually what first turned my attention toward customs to begin with, so I do have a lot of respect for it! It's a gorgeous board with an unusual yet captivating layout, but after I got past being awestruck by so many amazing boards, I ended up figuring that practicality is my utmost concern for now. I figured out that TKL and 96 key or 1800 layouts aren't the best for me. They are cool though. :)
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: Pieminister on Wed, 23 March 2016, 18:04:38
Sorry I know this thread is older than my mom but has anybody heard ANYTHING?
It always seems little LS was always the next board in the production line. First after Orion 2, then after octagon 2, now I've seen the blackbird renders which frankly do not interest me even nearly as much as LS2. I'm starting to loose hope that these will happen again.

I've PMed elton and wrote Duck an email personally. Last time (about 7 months ago) he replied after a few days to say that LS was planned but 'not right now', that was during Orion v2 AFAIK
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: ArnavM on Wed, 23 March 2016, 22:00:41
Sorry I know this thread is older than my mom

Well ok then
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: gadzkun on Wed, 23 March 2016, 22:29:12
Sorry I know this thread is older than my mom but has anybody heard ANYTHING?
It always seems little LS was always the next board in the production line. First after Orion 2, then after octagon 2, now I've seen the blackbird renders which frankly do not interest me even nearly as much as LS2. I'm starting to loose hope that these will happen again.

I've PMed elton and wrote Duck an email personally. Last time (about 7 months ago) he replied after a few days to say that LS was planned but 'not right now', that was during Orion v2 AFAIK

FYI octagon v2 is not completed yet..
and octagon v2 its split in 2 round production, 60 orders with 30 board in 1st round and then the next 30 board in 2nd round.
so if i should guess, octagon will finished in around september-october or maybe november?..
and you know duck new project blackbird.
so we still uncertain which one will run next, is it blackbird or lightsaver v3.
but i bet blackbird will run next after octagon. so no lightsaver this year.
thats why im better go with ZZ96. its better than nothing. :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] LightSaver V2 Round 2
Post by: ipreferpie on Mon, 09 May 2016, 21:33:23
Any chance the this can have ALPS support like Orion v2? Imagine Lightsaver v3 with SKCM Blues :D