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Title: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 14 January 2018, 08:56:46
[attachimg=8]

This is the Groupbuy thread for CA66.

IC Link: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=91874.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=91874.0)

Here are some pics of past GBs held in China:
[attach=1][attach=2][attach=3]
[attach=4][attach=5][attach=6]

Other photos: https://imgur.com/a/PcfAP (https://imgur.com/a/PcfAP)
                     https://imgur.com/a/OPB9q (https://imgur.com/a/OPB9q)
Building Log: https://www.flickr.com/photos/149475414@N03/albums/72157688199776126 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/149475414@N03/albums/72157688199776126)

Case:
Plate:
Badge(for HHKB like layout):
Pics of Colors: https://imgur.com/a/F6KXj (https://imgur.com/a/F6KXj)

Features of PCB:
Layout:
[attachimg=9]

Price:

Timeline:
Order Link: https://goo.gl/forms/W2RI6Fk9ER8cYSiw2 (https://goo.gl/forms/W2RI6Fk9ER8cYSiw2)

Check Your Order Here: https://goo.gl/EpCgDE (https://goo.gl/EpCgDE)


Please PM me if you have any request.

Thanks!

Download CA66 files here: https://goo.gl/DXNwqL (https://goo.gl/DXNwqL)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Wed, 17 January 2018, 17:47:31
Approval bump  :thumb:

As always, caveat emptor (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=36773.0).

Also OP, your formatting is messed up.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit
Post by: amnesia0287 on Wed, 17 January 2018, 18:05:03
Is this already sold out? Or link just not open yet?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 17 January 2018, 18:11:45
Is this already sold out? Or link just not open yet?

Think it's just a problem with it, hopefully that gets solved soon, don't think it'd be closed/sold out seeing as it was literally just approved.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit
Post by: amnesia0287 on Wed, 17 January 2018, 18:40:29
Is this already sold out? Or link just not open yet?

Think it's just a problem with it, hopefully that gets solved soon, don't think it'd be closed/sold out seeing as it was literally just approved.

That's my guess, but hype is hype, so ya never know.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit
Post by: eyedrop on Wed, 17 January 2018, 18:41:48
All gone, I bought it all!   :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit
Post by: kmba on Wed, 17 January 2018, 18:49:36
formatting issues with the post aside, this is very tempting.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit
Post by: ullr on Wed, 17 January 2018, 19:25:21
If I canít buy one after being this hyped for so long Iím going to throw a tantrum
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 17 January 2018, 20:28:26
As a little side note - would it be possible to see actual pictures of production units of each colour labelled? This is something most GBs cannot offer and since you have already ran this previously (both R1 as well as R2 in China recently) you could probably pull it off. If you have access to all (or most, as many as you can) the colours that got produced I think it'd play to your advantage to document it as well as you possibly can.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 17 January 2018, 20:40:09
As a little side note - would it be possible to see actual pictures of production units of each colour labelled? This is something most GBs cannot offer and since you have already ran this previously (both R1 as well as R2 in China recently) you could probably pull it off. If you have access to all (or most, as many as you can) the colours that got produced I think it'd play to your advantage to document it as well as you possibly can.

You can see some actual color photos in 2 albums. Most colors were produced in the past 2 rounds.

I will try to add more later to satisfy all color options.  :thumb:

Hi guys, the form is not opened yet.

Just got the approval all of a sudden.  ;D

I need to do some miner changes first, and will send emails to people who subbed already.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: clickstops on Wed, 17 January 2018, 20:51:16
Oh man. I haven't been around for a month but I'm super in on this. Might have to get mine anno'd white, but damn, I am pumped.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: amnesia0287 on Wed, 17 January 2018, 20:51:24
is their a limit on this one? I can't remember and I don't see it listed.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: kenlee on Wed, 17 January 2018, 21:10:12
is their a limit on this one? I can't remember and I don't see it listed.

No limit if i'm not wrong
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: King4477 on Wed, 17 January 2018, 21:10:47
Thank you, excited for this!

Any chance you have pictures of the ďdark redĒ case? I donít remember seeing that color in the prior posts.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: romeo on Wed, 17 January 2018, 21:14:56
so excited, will join for 2. :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: KeLorean on Wed, 17 January 2018, 21:16:17
should I stay up all night hitting refresh or is this going to take a while?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: amnesia0287 on Wed, 17 January 2018, 21:37:37
Thank you, excited for this!

Any chance you have pictures of the ďdark redĒ case? I donít remember seeing that color in the prior posts.

There is a render/photo somewhere of it with some sexy red SA keys. Itís somewhere between burgundy and red from what I saw. But itís actually super tempting.

But so is the blue grey, and purple is always a good one to have.

Blaaaaaaaah. Choices suck. I want all of them.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: King4477 on Wed, 17 January 2018, 21:40:35
Thank you, excited for this!

Any chance you have pictures of the ďdark redĒ case? I donít remember seeing that color in the prior posts.

There is a render/photo somewhere of it with some sexy red SA keys. Itís somewhere between burgundy and red from what I saw. But itís actually super tempting.

But so is the blue grey, and purple is always a good one to have.

Blaaaaaaaah. Choices suck. I want all of them.

Thanks! Will look back through the threads to see if I can find it.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: amnesia0287 on Wed, 17 January 2018, 21:54:22
Thank you, excited for this!

Any chance you have pictures of the ďdark redĒ case? I donít remember seeing that color in the prior posts.

There is a render/photo somewhere of it with some sexy red SA keys. Itís somewhere between burgundy and red from what I saw. But itís actually super tempting.

But so is the blue grey, and purple is always a good one to have.

Blaaaaaaaah. Choices suck. I want all of them.

Thanks! Will look back through the threads to see if I can find it.

Blah, I was remembering wrong, it was the Modern0110 that had the red render:

(https://i.imgur.com/Og7g1ug.jpg)

The only thing they have posted so far is the color chart thing:

(https://i.imgur.com/fQsrKSI.png)

That said, to me they look similar and my guess is that's what they are going for... what it will actually look like is anyone's guess. Sorry for the confusion tho :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: mudcakehoney on Wed, 17 January 2018, 22:22:42
There isn't a colour that this thing wouldn't look good in! Very tough decision
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: Iredeus on Wed, 17 January 2018, 22:50:57
Yes! Glad to see this finally happening.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: sunchained on Wed, 17 January 2018, 23:01:17
Really want to get in on this! Is there a limited amount of boards being made, or will we be able to order until Feb 15 for sure? I might have to part with some of my stuff to get in cause I don't wanna miss this haha.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: eyedrop on Wed, 17 January 2018, 23:56:27
How do you guys feel about the usb port on the side vs the back?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: bcbishop on Wed, 17 January 2018, 23:59:30
How do you guys feel about the usb port on the side vs the back?

When I first saw it, the side port really bumped me and killed my enthusiasm a bit. But now I keep thinking about how tasty it could look with an L-shaped connector...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: mudcakehoney on Thu, 18 January 2018, 00:02:11
How do you guys feel about the usb port on the side vs the back?

I prefer it to having a gaping hole in it's rounded backside  :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 18 January 2018, 00:47:52
Actual colors of case photos were updated in this album: https://imgur.com/a/F6KXj (https://imgur.com/a/F6KXj)


Please check it and the GB will start soon.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 18 January 2018, 00:50:14
How do you guys feel about the usb port on the side vs the back?

When I first saw it, the side port really bumped me and killed my enthusiasm a bit. But now I keep thinking about how tasty it could look with an L-shaped connector...

How do you guys feel about the usb port on the side vs the back?

I prefer it to having a gaping hole in it's rounded backside  :p


How do you guys feel about the usb port on the side vs the back?

You guys won't want to destroy that perfect rounded back after receive your keyboard. :p

Really want to get in on this! Is there a limited amount of boards being made, or will we be able to order until Feb 15 for sure? I might have to part with some of my stuff to get in cause I don't wanna miss this haha.

Yes it is!

Yes! Glad to see this finally happening.

Thanks for putting eyes on this.  :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: Oatburner on Thu, 18 January 2018, 01:16:01
Put in for two, looking forward to getting these!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: Lotsati on Thu, 18 January 2018, 01:16:46
February 15th deadline and no limit... Thank god. There are too many nice 60-75%s happening in Jan/Feb  :-X
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: koduh on Thu, 18 January 2018, 01:17:32
Getting hyped! Give me some CA66 love.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 18 January 2018, 01:22:02
GB is live guys!

Sorry for a late notice.  :-*
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: brizzzle on Thu, 18 January 2018, 01:23:16
Looks like it's time to debate between colors. How much lighter is the brown going to get?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB form not opened yet)
Post by: sanryu on Thu, 18 January 2018, 01:26:05
[attach=1]
goodgood.
By the way in china GB.Silver was not the default. custom color.
so i paid that.
but in GH GB, silver is default.so it feels cheap

this color is mate silver. not white
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Sshimosawa on Thu, 18 January 2018, 01:43:25
@sanryu I love that the silver is so light it actually looks white. Is that how light it looks live?

and curious, why does it feel so cheap? 
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 18 January 2018, 01:44:16
@sanryu I love that the silver is so light it actually looks white. Is that how light it looks live?

and curious, why does it feel so cheap?

that looks like MAO, which is pretty **** in most cases

silver is a pretty good bet most of the time, since it's just clear anodizing and virtually impossible to **** up

same with black, since flaws don't really show up in it
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Sshimosawa on Thu, 18 January 2018, 01:50:05
Yea. Good call @packman86. In deciding which one to get, I may have to get two....!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: nguyenhimself on Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:04:49
Thank god these guys are from Taiwan and not Korea.
Also: thank god my preferred option is no extra option 🙂
Some questions:

1. "RGB led animation on the right side (see the pic)"
→ Is that the same as backlighting?

2. How heavy is the case?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: sanryu on Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:15:15
@sanryu I love that the silver is so light it actually looks white. Is that how light it looks live?

and curious, why does it feel so cheap?

Silver feeling a little closer to gray.
Normal GH GB is more expensive than china GB.
However, CA66 cases are similar.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: sanryu on Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:17:20
Thank god these guys are from Taiwan and not Korea.
Also: thank god my preferred option is no extra option 🙂
Some questions:

1. "RGB led animation on the right side (see the pic)"
→ Is that the same as backlighting?

2. How heavy is the case?

i'm korean

2. It is 1.2 ~ 1.3kg on  complete assembly.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: sanryu on Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:18:57
@sanryu I love that the silver is so light it actually looks white. Is that how light it looks live?

and curious, why does it feel so cheap?

that looks like MAO, which is pretty **** in most cases

silver is a pretty good bet most of the time, since it's just clear anodizing and virtually impossible to **** up

same with black, since flaws don't really show up in it

Matt silver, anodizing.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Sshimosawa on Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:23:52
@sanryu you're awesome. Thanks for the intel.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: amnesia0287 on Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:25:18
Thank god these guys are from Taiwan and not Korea.
i'm korean

I could be wrong, but my take on the Korean comment was regarding pricing. Kustoms is expensive.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:32:26
Thank god these guys are from Taiwan and not Korea.
Also: thank god my preferred option is no extra option 🙂
Some questions:

1. "RGB led animation on the right side (see the pic)"
→ Is that the same as backlighting?

2. How heavy is the case?

The backlighting and RGB leds under the side bar are seperated.
You can consider it as some PCB with RGB underglow leds that moved to front side.

It's pretty light. And I see an answer in a quote. Thanks for that! :thumb:

@sanryu I love that the silver is so light it actually looks white. Is that how light it looks live?

and curious, why does it feel so cheap?

that looks like MAO, which is pretty **** in most cases

silver is a pretty good bet most of the time, since it's just clear anodizing and virtually impossible to **** up

same with black, since flaws don't really show up in it

Matt silver, anodizing.

You are amazing. ;D

Thank god these guys are from Taiwan and not Korea.
i'm korean

I could be wrong, but my take on the Korean comment was regarding pricing. Kustoms is expensive.

Yeah but they make great keyboards. There's a lot of things can learn from them.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Brammm87 on Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:35:42
PlayKeyboardTW: one entry form suggestion: if you accidentally select an option (like extra pcb or brass plate) by accident, there's no way to deselect it. Might want to change that.

I'm in for a gray one. Choosing color was extremely difficult and I was very tempted to choose the dark blue (I think it's drop dead gorgeous), but I already have a blue m65a. Need to diversify and I think the gray will match easier with other keysets.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: pmsingchicken on Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:40:29
How do I edit my order to include a brass plate?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: ctrl on Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:42:12
Oh, damn. That dark red case brings back memories. It looks exactly like my cousins' MSX Yashica YC-64! It was the first home computer I used as a kid before getting a C64.

Never thought I'd go for a red case, but this might be it.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: chicagoboss25 on Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:43:20
Is the blue of the keyboard shown in the last pic here (https://imgur.com/a/OPB9q) the same as the "blue gray" custom color offered in this round? Thanks
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Kaleidoscope on Thu, 18 January 2018, 02:50:47
What color do you folks think goes well with GMK Laser? I'm torn between Purple, Dark Blue and Grey  :))
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 18 January 2018, 03:01:48
PlayKeyboardTW: one entry form suggestion: if you accidentally select an option (like extra pcb or brass plate) by accident, there's no way to deselect it. Might want to change that.

I'm in for a gray one. Choosing color was extremely difficult and I was very tempted to choose the dark blue (I think it's drop dead gorgeous), but I already have a blue m65a. Need to diversify and I think the gray will match easier with other keysets.

I did allow everyone to edit via form(not order list).

How do I edit my order to include a brass plate?

Saw you already helped yourself. ;D

Oh, damn. That dark red case brings back memories. It looks exactly like my cousins' MSX Yashica YC-64! It was the first home computer I used as a kid before getting a C64.

Never thought I'd go for a red case, but this might be it.

Glad it help you recall that.  ;D

Is the blue of the keyboard shown in the last pic here (https://imgur.com/a/OPB9q) the same as the "blue gray" custom color offered in this round? Thanks

Please check: https://imgur.com/a/F6KXj
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: typischt on Thu, 18 January 2018, 03:07:47
Yey, really was so looking forward to this GB!
Is it possible to order extra plates in different colors? Should I just choose brass plate and specify somewhere that IĎd like a different color?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: foxlive on Thu, 18 January 2018, 03:37:43
Just join in for gray / blue plate + extra PCB , Brass plate , titanium logo ! This with my GMK Laser to come, it will be amazing  :eek:

I am so hyped
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: the pokemon kid on Thu, 18 January 2018, 03:50:19
Are there any images of the board in black?

Unsure whether I should just order 1 PCB and rely on my good soldering skills or not... Can we buy PCB's afterwards if I mess up?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Peppermint216 on Thu, 18 January 2018, 04:15:31
The titanium logo, what kind of finish/colour will it have?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 18 January 2018, 04:33:54
Just join in for gray / blue plate + extra PCB , Brass plate , titanium logo ! This with my GMK Laser to come, it will be amazing  :eek:

I am so hyped

 ;D ;D ;D

Are there any images of the board in black?

Unsure whether I should just order 1 PCB and rely on my good soldering skills or not... Can we buy PCB's afterwards if I mess up?

No since there wasn't anyone wanted a black one in past 2 GBs. :eek:

Yes I think, but shipping fee is kind of expensive.

The titanium logo, what kind of finish/colour will it have?

Please check here: https://imgur.com/a/F6KXj (https://imgur.com/a/F6KXj)

There's a pic for it.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: amnesia0287 on Thu, 18 January 2018, 05:15:25
Just join in for gray / blue plate + extra PCB , Brass plate , titanium logo ! This with my GMK Laser to come, it will be amazing  :eek:

I am so hyped

You know Laser is Purple not Blue right? (Not trolling, it could just be easy to mistake some of the renders for blue :D). Blue probably still would look good with laser tho. I've been debating what color I like best myself, trying to get myself to get something other than purple just cause I can't have ONLY purple keyboards.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: the pokemon kid on Thu, 18 January 2018, 05:33:28

No since there wasn't anyone wanted a black one in past 2 GBs. :eek:


Count me as the first person to order black then :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: foxlive on Thu, 18 January 2018, 06:02:24
Just join in for gray / blue plate + extra PCB , Brass plate , titanium logo ! This with my GMK Laser to come, it will be amazing  :eek:

I am so hyped

You know Laser is Purple not Blue right? (Not trolling, it could just be easy to mistake some of the renders for blue :D). Blue probably still would look good with laser tho. I've been debating what color I like best myself, trying to get myself to get something other than purple just cause I can't have ONLY purple keyboards.

Ahah I know it is not blue, not really purple neither for me. I think it would fit nicely on a purple ca66 but it will make the keyset blend to much (for what I think). I took a gray case, I think it is a safe bet. And yes I could have take silver plate to be safe also, but I think a blue plate would fit GMK laser (and infact it is not really visible :/ ! I would have chosen a purple plate if possible but obviously it is not possible :( !
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Brammm87 on Thu, 18 January 2018, 06:38:51
Unsure whether I should just order 1 PCB and rely on my good soldering skills or not... Can we buy PCB's afterwards if I mess up?

Make sure you have a temperature controllable soldering iron. Aoyue makes some cheapo options. Set the temperature to something like 350C and you'll be golden. Soldering really isn't that difficult, you shouldn't have to invest into a second PCB.

There's tons of good videos on Youtube as well that explain it, like this one:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: the pokemon kid on Thu, 18 January 2018, 07:20:38
Unsure whether I should just order 1 PCB and rely on my good soldering skills or not... Can we buy PCB's afterwards if I mess up?

Make sure you have a temperature controllable soldering iron. Aoyue makes some cheapo options. Set the temperature to something like 350C and you'll be golden. Soldering really isn't that difficult, you shouldn't have to invest into a second PCB.

There's tons of good videos on Youtube as well that explain it, like this one:

Im not so worried about my soldering. I solder for a few companies here in the UK. It is just if I mess up, the faff that will be involved with getting another PCB.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: baphotmet on Thu, 18 January 2018, 07:24:17
More silver version photos
https://imgur.com/a/k4Qbv (https://imgur.com/a/k4Qbv)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Paopawdecarabao on Thu, 18 January 2018, 07:56:27
Yasss iím in! Got a gray + silver/brass plate and additional titanium badge for gmk laser. So hyped for this!


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 18 January 2018, 07:58:20
Unsure whether I should just order 1 PCB and rely on my good soldering skills or not... Can we buy PCB's afterwards if I mess up?

Make sure you have a temperature controllable soldering iron. Aoyue makes some cheapo options. Set the temperature to something like 350C and you'll be golden. Soldering really isn't that difficult, you shouldn't have to invest into a second PCB.

There's tons of good videos on Youtube as well that explain it, like this one:

Im not so worried about my soldering. I solder for a few companies here in the UK. It is just if I mess up, the faff that will be involved with getting another PCB.

Trust yourself, nothing big deal. ;D

Yasss iím in! Got a gray + silver/brass plate and additional titanium badge for gmk laser. So hyped for this!


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Thanks for sharing bro! :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: tialdo on Thu, 18 January 2018, 08:08:43
If I have extra PCB & plate, can I order 1 more case?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 18 January 2018, 08:16:59
Yey, really was so looking forward to this GB!
Is it possible to order extra plates in different colors? Should I just choose brass plate and specify somewhere that IĎd like a different color?

Yes, you can PM me about your choice.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 18 January 2018, 08:26:15
If I have extra PCB & plate, can I order 1 more case?

We charge for a full kit as an unit. Additional plate can be seen as a replacement, considering there might be some unexpected damage when assembling.

So I have to say sorry. :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: eyedrop on Thu, 18 January 2018, 08:38:22
Choices, choices.  That dark red color is unique.  Any suggestions what keycaps would go well with that color?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: MeloDet on Thu, 18 January 2018, 08:59:11
Good lord, that grey blue <3 Was originally planning on putting Mackey Lime in this, which might still work with the blue, but I'll have to get it anyway. Just too perfect.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: donut_sauce on Thu, 18 January 2018, 09:00:56
Can you speak more about the QMK support? Has the PCB been added to the QMK repository?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Johnee on Thu, 18 January 2018, 09:05:00

It would be nice to see some more pictures of the dark red, assuming it's real and not a render/photoshop. Particularily in some different lighting and with some keycaps in a well known colorway.

Loving this case, will probably join but not sure of the color yet.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: ctrl on Thu, 18 January 2018, 09:14:22
Choices, choices.  That dark red color is unique.  Any suggestions what keycaps would go well with that color?

Light, grey ones. Google images of MSX Yashica-YC64! :)

Thinking of going in hard for this colorway. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: tialdo on Thu, 18 January 2018, 09:28:59
If I have extra PCB & plate, can I order 1 more case?

We charge for a full kit as an unit. Additional plate can be seen as a replacement, considering there might be some unexpected damage when assembling.

So I have to say sorry. :(

Thanks for the reply, I understand ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Shell058 on Thu, 18 January 2018, 09:57:03
Just to clarify, will invoices be sent out on/shortly after February 15th, or will they be sent out in waves as people order? Been looking forward to this for a while, and excited to see that expected shipping is on my birthday! :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 18 January 2018, 10:16:10
Can you speak more about the QMK support? Has the PCB been added to the QMK repository?

I might ask PCB maker for some json files for everyone to use. :thumb:

Just to clarify, will invoices be sent out on/shortly after February 15th, or will they be sent out in waves as people order? Been looking forward to this for a while, and excited to see that expected shipping is on my birthday! :D

Thanks for reminding me that. Already edited in the main post. ;D
Title: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Paopawdecarabao on Thu, 18 January 2018, 10:25:47
I want to ask what does the rgb led animation on the right means? Canít see it on the pics. Does it have rgb leds built it in already?


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 18 January 2018, 10:37:24
I want to ask what does the rgb led animation on the right means? Canít see it on the pics. Does it have rgb leds built it in already?


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Please check the building Log: https://www.flickr.com/photos/149475414@N03/albums/72157688199776126
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: bball2 on Thu, 18 January 2018, 10:44:41
I'm in! Were you able to negotiate any discounts based on quantity targets?

Also are both of these gray?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=186538;image

https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=186544;image

The colors look so different, unless the first one is a render and the second one is an actual production shot?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Paopawdecarabao on Thu, 18 January 2018, 10:47:21
I want to ask what does the rgb led animation on the right means? Canít see it on the pics. Does it have rgb leds built it in already?


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Please check the building Log: https://www.flickr.com/photos/149475414@N03/albums/72157688199776126

Saw it thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: eyedrop on Thu, 18 January 2018, 11:05:34
Choices, choices.  That dark red color is unique.  Any suggestions what keycaps would go well with that color?

Light, grey ones. Google images of MSX Yashica-YC64! :)

Thinking of going in hard for this colorway. :thumb:

Thanks, I love that retro look.  But I don't have any grey keycaps though.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: ctrl on Thu, 18 January 2018, 11:47:31
Choices, choices.  That dark red color is unique.  Any suggestions what keycaps would go well with that color?

Light, grey ones. Google images of MSX Yashica-YC64! :)

Thinking of going in hard for this colorway. :thumb:

Thanks, I love that retro look.  But I don't have any grey keycaps though.

Neither do I. We might have to do some shopping. ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Thu, 18 January 2018, 11:57:20
Iíve seen that invoices will be sent out during the GB - will the final payment date be the 15th for all invoices?


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: tanvir175 on Thu, 18 January 2018, 12:27:47
Sorry if this has been answered in the IC thread but is the RGB LED programmable? I assume so but just making sure.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: ullr on Thu, 18 January 2018, 12:34:04
Is there an estimate for shipping to the US yet? I think I could justify two if it wasnít too expensive
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: tinymakesthings on Thu, 18 January 2018, 12:36:06
Is there an estimate for shipping to the US yet? I think I could justify two if it wasnít too expensive
Shipping fee: 45USD (for all locations)

I think it's 45 to everywhere? Shipping hurts :(

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: SixtyLife on Thu, 18 January 2018, 12:45:12
wow really digging this throwback to old school ibm designs. submitted!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: AlexG on Thu, 18 January 2018, 14:17:33
This going to be limited at all?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: eyedrop on Thu, 18 January 2018, 14:27:39
This going to be limited at all?

Timeline:

    Order deadline: Feb 15th
    Estimated shipping date: May 15th
    No quantity limit
    Invoices will be sent out through GB time
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: child on Thu, 18 January 2018, 15:15:09
Could anyone photoshop GMK Laser onto purple case? I know it should be a good match, but I'd prefer seeing this before ordering.

I'm also thinking how Laser would look on grey case, which is generally a better universal match...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: The Grill of Your Dreams on Thu, 18 January 2018, 15:28:24
What is the cheapest you can get this for? By that I mean, with only the essentials (with the case, but no extras).The formating of the pricing is confusing to me.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: mudcakehoney on Thu, 18 January 2018, 15:38:49
What is the cheapest you can get this for? By that I mean, with only the essentials (with the case, but no extras).The formating of the pricing is confusing to me.

Base colour of $275 which including case, alu plate, PCB and brass badge if you choose HHKB style plus shippig $45 plus PP fee 4.4%
so $334.08 all up
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: pinkpurpleteal on Thu, 18 January 2018, 15:46:18
what are the chances we could also get a acrylic plate, or the file to make one for ourself?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Kaleidoscope on Thu, 18 January 2018, 16:08:26
Could anyone photoshop GMK Laser onto purple case? I know it should be a good match, but I'd prefer seeing this before ordering.

I'm also thinking how Laser would look on grey case, which is generally a better universal match...

I'm also facing the same dilemma. Go Grey or go purple. I'm not sure sure if the purple here will exactly match the shade of purple of GMK Laser. Alternatively it all plays into the Outrun color theme
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Kaleidoscope on Thu, 18 January 2018, 16:13:54
Crappy photoshopTM of GMK Laser on the Purple board. Doesn't look half bad :))
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: child on Thu, 18 January 2018, 16:47:09
Thank you very much  :thumb:

Honestly it doesn't look as great as I thought - the keycaps are significantly darker than the case.

Would it be too much to ask to do the same with grey case?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Kaleidoscope on Thu, 18 January 2018, 17:17:47
Laser GMK with Grey
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: child on Thu, 18 January 2018, 17:54:44
Thank you again.

To my surprise, grey seems to be at least as good fit for Laser as purple, so I'll probably go with grey. OTOH I already have a grey Norbatouch, maybe I should take something more cheerful for a change ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: GarrettSucks on Thu, 18 January 2018, 18:55:23
I think the 'C' and 'A' on the badge need to be moved towards the middle of the badge a bit. That spacing is a little awkward.
https://i.imgur.com/YXbBV9r.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/YXbBV9r.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 18 January 2018, 20:25:36
I'm in! Were you able to negotiate any discounts based on quantity targets?

Also are both of these gray?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=186538;image

https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=186544;image

The colors look so different, unless the first one is a render and the second one is an actual production shot?

It is the final price. Both colors in pics are gray.

Iíve seen that invoices will be sent out during the GB - will the final payment date be the 15th for all invoices?


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5 days after you receive your invoice. Just edited, thanks!

Is there an estimate for shipping to the US yet? I think I could justify two if it wasnít too expensive
Shipping fee: 45USD (for all locations)

I think it's 45 to everywhere? Shipping hurts :(



Yes it hurts :-X

The owner of the shipping company is our friend, so this is a price after discount.

Glad it didn't reach to 50USD per person. ;D

What is the cheapest you can get this for? By that I mean, with only the essentials (with the case, but no extras).The formating of the pricing is confusing to me.

Base colour of $275 which including case, alu plate, PCB and brass badge if you choose HHKB style plus shippig $45 plus PP fee 4.4%
so $334.08 all up

Thanks for helping. :thumb:

what are the chances we could also get a acrylic plate, or the file to make one for ourself?

Will share the file after the GB. :thumb:

I think the 'C' and 'A' on the badge need to be moved towards the middle of the badge a bit. That spacing is a little awkward.
https://i.imgur.com/YXbBV9r.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/YXbBV9r.jpg)

We wil do some changes. Thanks for mentioning that. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: donut_sauce on Thu, 18 January 2018, 22:39:58
I noticed a lot of folks getting a brass plate are also getting the ďgoldĒ option for the aluminum which seems odd to me. Wonít they be pretty similar in color? Is it just for feel difference or is the brass a wildly different color?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: amnesia0287 on Thu, 18 January 2018, 22:58:29
I noticed a lot of folks getting a brass plate are also getting the ďgoldĒ option for the aluminum which seems odd to me. Wonít they be pretty similar in color? Is it just for feel difference or is the brass a wildly different color?

Seems like they are pretty similar. I got brass for the brass name tag and then silver for the titanium one. Seemed like the best option to me.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Dreadstar on Thu, 18 January 2018, 23:03:34
I can't make up my mind between Dark blue, Dark red, and purple..
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: ojrask on Thu, 18 January 2018, 23:21:34
Quote
Invoices will be sent out through GB time

Does this mean "throughout" or "after GB ends"? In any case, if I place my order on Feb 15th I have the full day of Feb 20th to pay for this, yes?

I'm considering black and brass, a retro board with minimal colors sounds like a good option. :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 19 January 2018, 00:07:46
Quote
Invoices will be sent out through GB time

Does this mean "throughout" or "after GB ends"? In any case, if I place my order on Feb 15th I have the full day of Feb 20th to pay for this, yes?

I'm considering black and brass, a retro board with minimal colors sounds like a good option. :)

Correct, "through" GB period.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: energyd on Fri, 19 January 2018, 02:23:43
Why is that grey looks blue-ish to me? And that blue looks more like a hydro blue?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: ojrask on Fri, 19 January 2018, 02:35:23
Quote
Invoices will be sent out through GB time

Does this mean "throughout" or "after GB ends"? In any case, if I place my order on Feb 15th I have the full day of Feb 20th to pay for this, yes?

I'm considering black and brass, a retro board with minimal colors sounds like a good option. :)

Correct, "through" GB period.

Ok, thanks for clarifying! :)

Why is that grey looks blue-ish to me? And that blue looks more like a hydro blue?

Same here. I thought the gray case was actually the same blue color as GMK Yuri mods until I realized that was GMK Carbon in the pictures instead.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: the pokemon kid on Fri, 19 January 2018, 03:23:48
Quote
Invoices will be sent out through GB time

Does this mean "throughout" or "after GB ends"? In any case, if I place my order on Feb 15th I have the full day of Feb 20th to pay for this, yes?

I'm considering black and brass, a retro board with minimal colors sounds like a good option. :)

Correct, "through" GB period.

Is there any sort of MOQ on the black? or will it be made no matter what?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: foxlive on Fri, 19 January 2018, 03:27:41
Aaaahhhhhh !! Finally changed my mind from gray to dark red. I will use my Grade SA instead of GMK laser, I have been totally convinced by the look of the MSX YC-64  ;D

This would avoid me to get gray again  :))
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 19 January 2018, 03:29:11
Quote
Invoices will be sent out through GB time

Does this mean "throughout" or "after GB ends"? In any case, if I place my order on Feb 15th I have the full day of Feb 20th to pay for this, yes?

I'm considering black and brass, a retro board with minimal colors sounds like a good option. :)

Correct, "through" GB period.

Is there any sort of MOQ on the black? or will it be made no matter what?

There's no MOQ for each color. They will all be made. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: amnesia0287 on Fri, 19 January 2018, 03:50:07
Why is that grey looks blue-ish to me? And that blue looks more like a hydro blue?

You think this looks like hydro blue?

(https://i.imgur.com/mWAyRSD.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: audax989 on Fri, 19 January 2018, 04:43:42
how can I make changes to my order?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: foxlive on Fri, 19 January 2018, 04:45:59
how can I make changes to my order?

Directly PM PlayKeyboardTW, he will modify your order  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: sacklunch on Fri, 19 January 2018, 06:51:11
How long does it take to get your invoice sent to your email? Did my order last night but donít see it in my email.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: foxlive on Fri, 19 January 2018, 07:54:39
How long does it take to get your invoice sent to your email? Did my order last night but donít see it in my email.

I think the invoice will be made at the end of the preorder, around 15th of February.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Oatburner on Fri, 19 January 2018, 08:26:59
Just paid both of my invoices. Really looking forward to getting these.

Maybe this has been answered before, but can I ask about how they will be packed? Will they be in custom-cut foam, or just packed with standard materials? I think that the first option is a more robust choice. Just want to make sure that theyíll be safe when sent internationally.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: the pokemon kid on Fri, 19 January 2018, 10:02:22
Invoice recieved and paid! I am so hyped!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: tanvir175 on Fri, 19 January 2018, 10:21:44
How long does it take to get your invoice sent to your email? Did my order last night but donít see it in my email.

OP said they will send everyone their invoices throughout the GB period. Probably in order and probably slowly but you'll get one eventually. Two users have commented since your question saying they've received and paid the invoice.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: eyedrop on Fri, 19 January 2018, 10:47:29
You can check the order spreadsheet in the OP.  It now lists which invoices are sent.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: energyd on Fri, 19 January 2018, 11:06:30
Quote
Invoices will be sent out through GB time

Does this mean "throughout" or "after GB ends"? In any case, if I place my order on Feb 15th I have the full day of Feb 20th to pay for this, yes?

I'm considering black and brass, a retro board with minimal colors sounds like a good option. :)

Correct, "through" GB period.

Ok, thanks for clarifying! :)

Why is that grey looks blue-ish to me? And that blue looks more like a hydro blue?

Same here. I thought the gray case was actually the same blue color as GMK Yuri mods until I realized that was GMK Carbon in the pictures instead.

Oh god. That's really carbon! oh well, no navy blue to match my Yuri then.. probably have to pass this time.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: foxlive on Fri, 19 January 2018, 11:08:08
Invoice paid! Jump right into the hype train! Tchou tchouuuu  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: energyd on Fri, 19 January 2018, 11:09:23
Why is that grey looks blue-ish to me? And that blue looks more like a hydro blue?

You think this looks like hydro blue?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/mWAyRSD.jpg)


darker then hydro but not dark enough that I wished to match Yuri/Nautilus
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: swangful on Fri, 19 January 2018, 11:48:43
Are these both gray? My eyes arent the best :(

(https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=186548;image)
(https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=186540;image)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: maxf on Fri, 19 January 2018, 11:52:37
Thicc
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Kaleidoscope on Fri, 19 January 2018, 12:47:58
Does this PCB have Holtite support? Seems like it from just looking at the PCB, but I can't tell for sure. Can you please confirm.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: vewy_nice on Fri, 19 January 2018, 13:33:35
Anyone else going for brown? 
I'd be interested to see the lighter brown of this GB vs the darker brown.
I don't think I've *ever* seen anything offered in brown before. 
I feel like it's going to look absolutely BONKERS with GMK camping!

I'm so excited!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: ptiede on Fri, 19 January 2018, 13:36:32
Anyone else going for brown? 
I'd be interested to see the lighter brown of this GB vs the darker brown.
I don't think I've *ever* seen anything offered in brown before. 
I feel like it's going to look absolutely BONKERS with GMK camping!

I'm so excited!

Ya I was between the brown and dark red for camping. I went with the red because it looks almost like the maroon keys in camping. I think it will go very well together.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Unforgivable on Fri, 19 January 2018, 13:38:16
Iím way too conflicted with layouts/colors...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Puddsy on Fri, 19 January 2018, 13:40:16
Anyone else going for brown? 
I'd be interested to see the lighter brown of this GB vs the darker brown.
I don't think I've *ever* seen anything offered in brown before. 
I feel like it's going to look absolutely BONKERS with GMK camping!

I'm so excited!

e8 was offered in brown
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: avid on Fri, 19 January 2018, 14:21:50
Anyone else going for brown? 
I'd be interested to see the lighter brown of this GB vs the darker brown.
I don't think I've *ever* seen anything offered in brown before. 
I feel like it's going to look absolutely BONKERS with GMK camping!

I'm so excited!

brown is very cool.

Here is a brown board (not mine): 
(https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4681/39215472621_63fb17a422_b.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Fri, 19 January 2018, 14:47:02
Iíve also gone for the brown. Brown and brass with GMK muted


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: kmba on Fri, 19 January 2018, 15:21:46
I mocked up brown last night with gmk carbon. Looked decent.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: AlexG on Fri, 19 January 2018, 18:01:02
My invoice says it's due in two days. Is that true? Or am I able to pay by deadline?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Iredeus on Fri, 19 January 2018, 19:51:39
My invoice says it's due in two days. Is that true? Or am I able to pay by deadline?

According to what they stated in the first post, you have 5 days after you've received the invoice. I guess you could always re-enter within the GB period if you don't have the money now?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: clickstops on Fri, 19 January 2018, 20:55:45
Iíve also gone for the brown. Brown and brass with GMK muted


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That sounds excellent. I might have to do the brown, too.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 19 January 2018, 21:15:40
Just paid both of my invoices. Really looking forward to getting these.

Maybe this has been answered before, but can I ask about how they will be packed? Will they be in custom-cut foam, or just packed with standard materials? I think that the first option is a more robust choice. Just want to make sure that theyíll be safe when sent internationally.

It was packed in a suitable custom-cut foam and a simple box in past GBs.

We will redo a better packing this time. Don't worry. ;D

Why is that grey looks blue-ish to me? And that blue looks more like a hydro blue?

You think this looks like hydro blue?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/mWAyRSD.jpg)


darker then hydro but not dark enough that I wished to match Yuri/Nautilus

It's a gray blue. I might raised the brightness too high. 8)

Are these both gray? My eyes arent the best :(

Show Image
(https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=186548;image)

Show Image
(https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=186540;image)


Yes they are both gray.

Does this PCB have Holtite support? Seems like it from just looking at the PCB, but I can't tell for sure. Can you please confirm.

Switches holes and other stuffs are all standard.

But we didn't test that. You might need to find out yourself. :D

My invoice says it's due in two days. Is that true? Or am I able to pay by deadline?

Just PM me and we will send yours later. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: bcbishop on Fri, 19 January 2018, 23:39:51
Is there any chance of getting a photo of the keyboard in black before the GB closes? Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 20 January 2018, 00:24:51
Is there any chance of getting a photo of the keyboard in black before the GB closes? Thanks!

No, since no one customized a black one before.

And it's just black... you know xD
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 20 January 2018, 04:36:32
Hi guys. Just want to explain about the quick invoicing.

The money in Yock's PP account is already frozen, and it needs time to reactive.

Or he has to put his own money to pay the order to factory.

We appreciate guys who paid so quickly.

If you need to distribute the budget and pay later, feel free to PM me. No worries.

Thank you guys! ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Sat, 20 January 2018, 05:33:18
Invoice all paid for! Hope you can sort out the Paypal stuff quickly!!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: ctrl on Sat, 20 January 2018, 07:19:52
Would it be possible to see pics of the plates and their different colors?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: kmba on Sat, 20 January 2018, 08:39:19
Are there any typing videos going around for this board?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Johnee on Sat, 20 January 2018, 08:52:16
Are there any typing videos going around for this board?

I searched on youtube and found this:

:)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Brammm87 on Sat, 20 January 2018, 10:39:11
Paid my invoice too. Looking forward to this thing!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: tanvir175 on Sat, 20 January 2018, 11:59:19
Invoice paid yesterday. Can't wait to get this in Dark Red! Now to find a set that fits on it =]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: foxlive on Sat, 20 January 2018, 12:49:32
Invoice paid yesterday. Can't wait to get this in Dark Red! Now to find a set that fits on it =]

I took dark red too. I personally will go with Grade SA ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: ptiede on Sat, 20 January 2018, 13:20:36
Invoice paid yesterday. Can't wait to get this in Dark Red! Now to find a set that fits on it =]

I took dark red too. I personally will go with Grade SA ;)
Me too. I am thinking I'll pair mine with camping. The maroon novelties and spacebar should match pretty well. Plus the dark red is just sexy.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: audax989 on Sat, 20 January 2018, 14:04:15
what does the lightbar do? can they be indicator lights or are the just for show?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: tanvir175 on Sat, 20 January 2018, 14:39:50
Invoice paid yesterday. Can't wait to get this in Dark Red! Now to find a set that fits on it =]

I took dark red too. I personally will go with Grade SA ;)
Me too. I am thinking I'll pair mine with camping. The maroon novelties and spacebar should match pretty well. Plus the dark red is just sexy.

I had a hard time between that and Purple but Dark Red looks soooooooooooo good.

Invoice paid yesterday. Can't wait to get this in Dark Red! Now to find a set that fits on it =]

I took dark red too. I personally will go with Grade SA ;)

I think GMK Red Samurai or SA Royalty would go really well with it. I don't know if it'll blend too much though. I am interested in buying one or the other, either way.

On a side note, I also want either GMK Taro or GMK Black Lotus. I think Taro looks better, personally, but Lotus has really nice novelties.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Paopawdecarabao on Sat, 20 January 2018, 14:40:29
Just curious? What switches are you guys planning to put on these? I used Cherry Browns my whole life and would like to try heavier switches. 67g Zealios or 80g Aliaz from kbdfans? I want it to be silent as well.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Sat, 20 January 2018, 14:43:30
Just curious? What switches are you guys planning to put on these? I used Cherry Browns my whole life and would like to try heavier switches. 67g Zealios or 80g Aliaz from kbdfans? I want it to be silent as well.


Iím going to go with R9 78g zealios I think, or if I can justify it Iíll make some Zilent Pandelios.


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Paopawdecarabao on Sat, 20 January 2018, 14:47:56
Just curious? What switches are you guys planning to put on these? I used Cherry Browns my whole life and would like to try heavier switches. 67g Zealios or 80g Aliaz from kbdfans? I want it to be silent as well.


Iím going to go with R9 78g zealios I think, or if I can justify it Iíll make some Zilent Pandelios.


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I'm tryin to justify also if I wanted to go with the 67g r9 blue Zilent Zealios switches. $1.05 per switch.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: ptiede on Sat, 20 January 2018, 14:49:19
Just curious? What switches are you guys planning to put on these? I used Cherry Browns my whole life and would like to try heavier switches. 67g Zealios or 80g Aliaz from kbdfans? I want it to be silent as well.


I’m going to go with R9 78g zealios I think, or if I can justify it I’ll make some Zilent Pandelios.


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I'm tryin to justify also if I wanted to go with the 67g r9 blue Zilent Zealios switches. $1.05 per switch.

Ill be putting in Hako clears
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Sat, 20 January 2018, 14:51:46
Just curious? What switches are you guys planning to put on these? I used Cherry Browns my whole life and would like to try heavier switches. 67g Zealios or 80g Aliaz from kbdfans? I want it to be silent as well.


Iím going to go with R9 78g zealios I think, or if I can justify it Iíll make some Zilent Pandelios.


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I'm tryin to justify also if I wanted to go with the 67g r9 blue Zilent Zealios switches. $1.05 per switch.


I think I got mine for $0.90?


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: donut_sauce on Sat, 20 January 2018, 15:00:17
Just curious? What switches are you guys planning to put on these? I used Cherry Browns my whole life and would like to try heavier switches. 67g Zealios or 80g Aliaz from kbdfans? I want it to be silent as well.


Iím going to go with R9 78g zealios I think, or if I can justify it Iíll make some Zilent Pandelios.


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I'm tryin to justify also if I wanted to go with the 67g r9 blue Zilent Zealios switches. $1.05 per switch.

Ill be put in in Hako clears

I'm totally regretting not having gone in on the hako gb. This is what I want to be doing. Congrats on getting in on them
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: foxlive on Sat, 20 January 2018, 15:33:12
Just curious? What switches are you guys planning to put on these? I used Cherry Browns my whole life and would like to try heavier switches. 67g Zealios or 80g Aliaz from kbdfans? I want it to be silent as well.


Iím going to go with R9 78g zealios I think, or if I can justify it Iíll make some Zilent Pandelios.


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I'm tryin to justify also if I wanted to go with the 67g r9 blue Zilent Zealios switches. $1.05 per switch.

Ill be put in in Hako clears

I'm totally regretting not having gone in on the hako gb. This is what I want to be doing. Congrats on getting in on them


I have R8 zealios 78g, they are amazing. The R9 78g are at .70$ on zealpc ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: tanvir175 on Sat, 20 January 2018, 15:38:19
Just curious? What switches are you guys planning to put on these? I used Cherry Browns my whole life and would like to try heavier switches. 67g Zealios or 80g Aliaz from kbdfans? I want it to be silent as well.

Box Navy's or maybe some Feelios.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Sat, 20 January 2018, 15:54:59
Just curious? What switches are you guys planning to put on these? I used Cherry Browns my whole life and would like to try heavier switches. 67g Zealios or 80g Aliaz from kbdfans? I want it to be silent as well.




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I'm tryin to justify also if I wanted to go with the 67g r9 blue Zilent Zealios switches. $1.05 per switch.

Ill be put in in Hako clears

I'm totally regretting not having gone in on the hako gb. This is what I want to be doing. Congrats on getting in on them


I have R8 zealios 78g, they are amazing. The R9 78g are at .70$ on zealpc ;)


Try putting the stem and spring in a Panda housing with a light lubing....possibly the best tactile switch available IMO
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: RaySasQuach on Sat, 20 January 2018, 16:00:49
I'm pretty torn between Brown or Dark Red, especially since I'm planning to throw GMK Camping on there. Leaning a bit more towards Dark Red tho tbh. .-.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Paopawdecarabao on Sat, 20 January 2018, 18:15:23
Just curious? What switches are you guys planning to put on these? I used Cherry Browns my whole life and would like to try heavier switches. 67g Zealios or 80g Aliaz from kbdfans? I want it to be silent as well.




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I'm tryin to justify also if I wanted to go with the 67g r9 blue Zilent Zealios switches. $1.05 per switch.

Ill be put in in Hako clears

I'm totally regretting not having gone in on the hako gb. This is what I want to be doing. Congrats on getting in on them


I have R8 zealios 78g, they are amazing. The R9 78g are at .70$ on zealpc ;)


Try putting the stem and spring in a Panda housing with a light lubing....possibly the best tactile switch available IMO

Iíll just probably try kailh speed silvers. Linears for a change. Lmao


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Devkey on Sat, 20 January 2018, 19:12:17
I got bored and crudely mocked up Laser on the gray and red...gray is safest, but I don't think red looks half bad.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: energyd on Sat, 20 January 2018, 20:40:44
I got bored and crudely mocked up Laser on the gray and red...gray is safest, but I don't think red looks half bad.

can u do a purple mockup?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 21 January 2018, 05:29:11
Would it be possible to see pics of the plates and their different colors?

No sorry. Since they are all simple colors and no photos of them. :)

what does the lightbar do? can they be indicator lights or are the just for show?

If your light bar is open on default layer, it shows animations.
If's it's off, the color will change by switch to different layers. :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Troif on Sun, 21 January 2018, 06:29:01
How can I change the color option chosen? I already received the invoice with the wrong color... (my fault)


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 21 January 2018, 08:33:03
How can I change the color option chosen? I already received the invoice with the wrong color... (my fault)


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Please pm me, thanks. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: eyedrop on Sun, 21 January 2018, 10:26:52
PlayKeyboardTW, did you receive my PM? Thanks!

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Brammm87 on Sun, 21 January 2018, 11:28:31
Probably box whites here. Do wonder if the sound would reverb too much inside the case.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Devkey on Sun, 21 January 2018, 15:51:52
I got bored and crudely mocked up Laser on the gray and red...gray is safest, but I don't think red looks half bad.

can u do a purple mockup?

Sure.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Devkey on Sun, 21 January 2018, 16:19:41
Would there be an elegant way to limit the bleed from the right LEDs? That's the main thing that's causing me to hesitate on this thing
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sun, 21 January 2018, 16:31:50
Would there be an elegant way to limit the bleed from the right LEDs? That's the main thing that's causing me to hesitate on this thing

Dim them?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Paopawdecarabao on Sun, 21 January 2018, 17:32:25
What's the weight on this? It seems its goin to be light.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: dc_in_sf on Sun, 21 January 2018, 17:38:32
What's the weight on this? It seems its goin to be light.

From an earlier post:

2. It is 1.2 ~ 1.3kg on  complete assembly.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: dc_in_sf on Sun, 21 January 2018, 17:39:19
a 66% board that supports TMK/QMK and I can get it in blue? I'm in!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 21 January 2018, 20:51:14
Would there be an elegant way to limit the bleed from the right LEDs? That's the main thing that's causing me to hesitate on this thing

You can decrease the brightness easily by setting up some function keys.

a 66% board that supports TMK/QMK and I can get it in blue? I'm in!

QMK has been tested. No problem. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sun, 21 January 2018, 21:39:17
Would there be an elegant way to limit the bleed from the right LEDs? That's the main thing that's causing me to hesitate on this thing

Oh, also if it really bothered you, in theory you could attach some adhesive backed foam to the PCB around the leds. Either strips cut to the right size, or if you wanted to be perfect, a sheet cutout with an xacto knife. As long as you got the thickness right the plate would compress it and seal a bunch of the light. You could also do the same thing to the plate/topcase and then it should block almost all of it.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: mudcakehoney on Sun, 21 January 2018, 21:43:52
Anyone else going for brown? 
I'd be interested to see the lighter brown of this GB vs the darker brown.
I don't think I've *ever* seen anything offered in brown before. 
I feel like it's going to look absolutely BONKERS with GMK camping!

I'm so excited!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180122/30e49a243fa7646166adbe7817e5b847.jpg)

My R2 coffee brown came in today for reference sake (and cos Iím stoked to have it in my hands!) is quite dark but should colour match really well with SA Chocolatier
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Fiona on Sun, 21 January 2018, 21:51:49
Cool ,how can i buy it/
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 21 January 2018, 22:06:06
(Attachment Link)

This is the Groupbuy thread for CA66.

IC Link: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=91874.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=91874.0)

Here are some pics of past GBs held in China:
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Other photos: https://imgur.com/a/PcfAP (https://imgur.com/a/PcfAP)
                     https://imgur.com/a/OPB9q (https://imgur.com/a/OPB9q)
Building Log: https://www.flickr.com/photos/149475414@N03/albums/72157688199776126 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/149475414@N03/albums/72157688199776126)

Case:
  • Anodized aluminum
  • Default colors: Black, Silver, and Gray
  • Custom colors:  Gray blue, Dark red, Brown, Rose gold, Purple
Plate:
  • Anodized aluminum
  • Default colors: Red, Blue, Gold, Silver
  • Brass plate
Badge(for HHKB like layout):
  • Default: Brass
  • Titanium
Pics of Colors: https://imgur.com/a/F6KXj (https://imgur.com/a/F6KXj)

Features of PCB:
  • Black PCB. Gold pads
  • Type C interface
  • In-switch LED Position: South (not the same as you see in photos of previous GBs)
  • RGB led animation on the right side (see the pic)
  • TMK firmware, online editor supporting: http://ydkb.io/?ca66# (http://ydkb.io/?ca66#)
  • QMK supporting
Layout:
(Attachment Link)

Price:
  • Case: 275USD/pc for default colors (including case, alu plate, PCB and brass badge if you choose HHKB like layout)
  • Custom colors: +16USD
  • Brass plate: +22USD (you will get one Aluminum plate and one brass plate)
  • Titanium Badges: +26USD (you will get one Brass badge and one Titanium badge)
  • additional PCB: +27USD
  • Shipping fee: 45USD (for all locations)
  • 4.4% Paypal fee
  • Other details will be listed in the invoice

Timeline:
  • Order deadline: Feb 15th
  • Estimated shipping date: May 15th
  • No quantity limit
  • Invoices will be sent out through GB time, and deadline of payment will be write down on them.
Order Link: https://goo.gl/forms/W2RI6Fk9ER8cYSiw2 (https://goo.gl/forms/W2RI6Fk9ER8cYSiw2)

Check Your Order Here: https://goo.gl/EpCgDE (https://goo.gl/EpCgDE)


Please PM me if you have any request.

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: MajorKoos on Sun, 21 January 2018, 22:52:18
Have any pins been broken out on the PCB for modding?
Wondering if all that space inside the  case could be put to good use?



Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: typischt on Mon, 22 January 2018, 00:27:28
Anyone else going for brown? 
I'd be interested to see the lighter brown of this GB vs the darker brown.
I don't think I've *ever* seen anything offered in brown before. 
I feel like it's going to look absolutely BONKERS with GMK camping!

I'm so excited!

Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180122/30e49a243fa7646166adbe7817e5b847.jpg)


My R2 coffee brown came in today for reference sake (and cos Iím stoked to have it in my hands!) is quite dark but should colour match really well with SA Chocolatier
Looking good! What color is the plate exactly? Seems to be peach, really like that color!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: mudcakehoney on Mon, 22 January 2018, 04:07:32
Anyone else going for brown? 
I'd be interested to see the lighter brown of this GB vs the darker brown.
I don't think I've *ever* seen anything offered in brown before. 
I feel like it's going to look absolutely BONKERS with GMK camping!

I'm so excited!

Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180122/30e49a243fa7646166adbe7817e5b847.jpg)


My R2 coffee brown came in today for reference sake (and cos Iím stoked to have it in my hands!) is quite dark but should colour match really well with SA Chocolatier
Looking good! What color is the plate exactly? Seems to be peach, really like that color!
Itís Gold coloured aluminium plate
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Harms on Mon, 22 January 2018, 14:27:16
 The debate is real on whether I should jump on this or not  :-\.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: foxlive on Mon, 22 January 2018, 14:38:29
The debate is real on whether I should jump on this or not  :-\.
Ahah you definitely should! I think it was of the most amazing design I have seen here :) ! I am so excited about it  :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: clickstops on Mon, 22 January 2018, 15:23:17
Anyone else going for brown? 
I'd be interested to see the lighter brown of this GB vs the darker brown.
I don't think I've *ever* seen anything offered in brown before. 
I feel like it's going to look absolutely BONKERS with GMK camping!

I'm so excited!

Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180122/30e49a243fa7646166adbe7817e5b847.jpg)


My R2 coffee brown came in today for reference sake (and cos Iím stoked to have it in my hands!) is quite dark but should colour match really well with SA Chocolatier

OH boy. That's niiiice.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Peppermint216 on Mon, 22 January 2018, 15:39:00
Quick Taro render
(https://i.imgur.com/7OmkJps.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Kaleidoscope on Mon, 22 January 2018, 16:33:17
Ohhh can you do one with Laser as well!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: tanvir175 on Mon, 22 January 2018, 16:40:26
There is one a little further up on this page with Laser
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: child on Mon, 22 January 2018, 16:42:16
Also a blue one with Laser would be nice
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: typischt on Mon, 22 January 2018, 17:57:59
is this a gray one?
https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=186540;image
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Kaleidoscope on Mon, 22 January 2018, 19:36:24
Can the CA66 Brass logo/badge be removed from the case to be polished? Based on the images in the build log it seems that it is not able to be removed.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 22 January 2018, 20:11:53
Can the CA66 Brass logo/badge be removed from the case to be polished? Based on the images in the build log it seems that it is not able to be removed.

Yes, just remove a screw. ;D

is this a gray one?
https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=186540;image

Yes.

Have any pins been broken out on the PCB for modding?
Wondering if all that space inside the  case could be put to good use?


Yes, but you need to mod directly from 32U4.

There are some space available but don't know how much you need.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Harms on Mon, 22 January 2018, 20:24:36
Anyone else going for the Dark Red? If so what plate color?

A very unique color for a case.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: ptiede on Mon, 22 January 2018, 20:35:53
Anyone else going for the Dark Red? If so what plate color?

A very unique color for a case.
I with went gold.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: MrTq on Mon, 22 January 2018, 20:38:24
Is rose gold a good choise? Which keyset is best combination with it?


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Harms on Mon, 22 January 2018, 20:44:56
Anyone else going for the Dark Red? If so what plate color?

A very unique color for a case.
I with went gold.

Nice choice. I'm thinking the same. :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 22 January 2018, 20:56:49
Anyone else going for the Dark Red? If so what plate color?

A very unique color for a case.

Gold would definitely look the best imo. I still delaying getting in on this gb. Can't decide what switches to put in it.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: nguyenhimself on Mon, 22 January 2018, 22:27:30
Is rose gold a good choise? Which keyset is best combination with it?


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Probably white (like SA Valentine/DSA Hana) or light blue.
→ https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/76473615/list/what-goes-with-rose-gold
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: euphxenos on Tue, 23 January 2018, 00:20:35
Anyone else going for the Dark Red? If so what plate color?

A very unique color for a case.

If you missed it, there's a link in the first post to a spreadsheet of everyone's choices:

https://goo.gl/EpCgDE

Of the 114 CA66s ordered so far, 16 of them are dark red.  Of those 16, 7 have a silver plate, 7 have a gold plate, and 2 have a red plate.  14 of us also ordered the optional brass plate.

(mine is dark red with a silver plate, plus the optional brass plate)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Harms on Tue, 23 January 2018, 00:49:02
Anyone else going for the Dark Red? If so what plate color?

A very unique color for a case.

If you missed it, there's a link in the first post to a spreadsheet of everyone's choices:

https://goo.gl/EpCgDE

Of the 114 CA66s ordered so far, 16 of them are dark red.  Of those 16, 7 have a silver plate, 7 have a gold plate, and 2 have a red plate.  14 of us also ordered the optional brass plate.

(mine is dark red with a silver plate, plus the optional brass plate)

Thank you very much sir :).
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 23 January 2018, 02:07:45
Is rose gold a good choise? Which keyset is best combination with it?


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rose gold is good

9009 goes with everything
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: vewy_nice on Tue, 23 January 2018, 07:39:38
Quick Taro render
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/7OmkJps.jpg)


DAMNIT, I can't afford 2 of these :( 
That looks SO. GOOD. 
I'm already planning on buying Taro, anyways.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Kavik on Tue, 23 January 2018, 10:53:54
This looks beautiful, but I can't justify another $300-400 on a keyboard. Best of luck on GB, and I can't wait to see others' pictures.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Kaleidoscope on Tue, 23 January 2018, 16:16:36
Blue doesn't look as good as I hoped it would. People who want to put GMK Laser on this puppy - Are you going with Purple or Grey for the case colour? I'm leaning towards Grey since it's a more versatile colour.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Vigrith on Tue, 23 January 2018, 16:55:56
Blue doesn't look as good as I hoped it would. People who want to put GMK Laser on this puppy - Are you going with Purple or Grey for the case colour? I'm leaning towards Grey since it's a more versatile colour.

I don't think attempting to match the dominant colour of a set (with the main exceptions being beige and black) to the case one is going to use it with is ever a good idea. I think black, grey, even silver (seeing as it is matte) are all better options for Laser than purple is, just my opinion though. I think the idea colour for a case for Laser however is bubblegum/neon pink, which may potentially be able to be achieved by anodising but probably best had via powdercoat; for example TKC's upcoming painted 1800 kits.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: tanvir175 on Tue, 23 January 2018, 17:19:22
Blue doesn't look as good as I hoped it would. People who want to put GMK Laser on this puppy - Are you going with Purple or Grey for the case colour? I'm leaning towards Grey since it's a more versatile colour.

The render of GMK Laser with the Grey from Devkey in Gray looks the best. I would have originally gone for Purple but the Gray looks better.

I chose Dark Red though because I'll be using GMK Laser on the Sentraq S65-X
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Harms on Tue, 23 January 2018, 18:48:50
What are the dimensions of the board?

Tried to find them, but can't.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 23 January 2018, 18:57:55
What are the dimensions of the board?

Tried to find them, but can't.

Sent from my STV100-3 using Tapatalk

dimensions are often kept secret to prevent people from stealing the designs
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Harms on Tue, 23 January 2018, 19:05:51
What are the dimensions of the board?

Tried to find them, but can't.

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dimensions are often kept secret to prevent people from stealing the designs
Cool that's interesting, thank you.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Devkey on Tue, 23 January 2018, 20:54:17
Blue doesn't look as good as I hoped it would. People who want to put GMK Laser on this puppy - Are you going with Purple or Grey for the case colour? I'm leaning towards Grey since it's a more versatile colour.

I'm thinking about gray but I have a gray clueboard and a gray norbaforce coming...feel like I need to branch out to another color
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Harms on Tue, 23 January 2018, 21:13:54
Blue doesn't look as good as I hoped it would. People who want to put GMK Laser on this puppy - Are you going with Purple or Grey for the case colour? I'm leaning towards Grey since it's a more versatile colour.

I'm thinking about gray but I have a gray clueboard and a gray norbaforce coming...feel like I need to branch out to another color

Thats how I feel. Like silver, grey, and black go with any keyset colors.

But then your like I already have all my boards these colors :p.

Must change.... :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Unforgivable on Tue, 23 January 2018, 21:34:23
And again, Iím too conflicted.

I want that Purple, but that Dark Red! And Navy!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 23 January 2018, 21:37:46
Guys, we are now facing some paypal issues.

Since we are using a new account and Paypal official thinks there are some risks of the big money flow of this GB going.

So this is what we are going to do:
We apologize about this thing happened, and also appreciating to the supporting of you guys. ;D

Now me and Yock will be focusing on sorting this thing out.

Sorry for not replying any PM until we can make it back to normal.

Thanks.  :thumb:


Update: We already sent mails to people who's on the order list. Please check it. :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: tanvir175 on Tue, 23 January 2018, 21:48:58
Guys, we are now facing some paypal issues.

Since we are using a new account and Paypal official thinks there are some risks of the big money flow of this GB going.

So this is what we are going to do:
  • refund all payments first.
  • keep all orders on the order list.
  • find a new way as soon as possible for transactions.
We apologize about this thing happened, and also appreciating to the supporting of you guys. ;D

Now me and Yock will be focusing on sorting this thing out.

Sorry for not replying any PM until we can make it back to normal.

Thanks.  :thumb:

Hope you can sort it out soon!

Paypal better not think they're getting the way of me getting this CA66
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: foxlive on Wed, 24 January 2018, 04:17:46
Guys, we are now facing some paypal issues.

Since we are using a new account and Paypal official thinks there are some risks of the big money flow of this GB going.

So this is what we are going to do:
  • refund all payments first.
  • keep all orders on the order list.
  • find a new way as soon as possible for transactions.
We apologize about this thing happened, and also appreciating to the supporting of you guys. ;D

Now me and Yock will be focusing on sorting this thing out.

Sorry for not replying any PM until we can make it back to normal.

Thanks.  :thumb:


Update: We already sent mails to people who's on the order list. Please check it. :D

Iím sure you will find a solution :) ! A website is a good idea.

I have just one comment: I have checked my paypal and indeed there is a ę refund Ľ for the transaction. I know from experience that the refund can take up to two weeks to effectively appears on my bank account. As the original payment was already withdrawn from my bank account, I hope it is possible to wait to get the refund on my account before making a new paiement :) ! Thanks
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: sanryu on Wed, 24 January 2018, 05:07:17
Are there any typing videos going around for this board?

I searched on youtube and found this:

:)
uhm.... this is my video.
switches are gray.(like cherry clear, brown)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: King4477 on Wed, 24 January 2018, 08:36:33
Guys, we are now facing some paypal issues.

Since we are using a new account and Paypal official thinks there are some risks of the big money flow of this GB going.

So this is what we are going to do:
  • refund all payments first.
  • keep all orders on the order list.
  • find a new way as soon as possible for transactions.
We apologize about this thing happened, and also appreciating to the supporting of you guys. ;D

Now me and Yock will be focusing on sorting this thing out.

Sorry for not replying any PM until we can make it back to normal.

Thanks.  :thumb:


Update: We already sent mails to people who's on the order list. Please check it. :D

Iím sure you will find a solution :) ! A website is a good idea.

I have just one comment: I have checked my paypal and indeed there is a ę refund Ľ for the transaction. I know from experience that the refund can take up to two weeks to effectively appears on my bank account. As the original payment was already withdrawn from my bank account, I hope it is possible to wait to get the refund on my account before making a new paiement :) ! Thanks

Agree that a website is a great ideaóreally interested so see what future designs you come up with.

Thanks also for the quick notice of the PayPal issues, I see that my account has been refunded already, too. I hope to give that money back to you soon!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: kmba on Wed, 24 January 2018, 08:50:03
That always happens with PayPal now. With new accounts or accounts that haven't seen large influxes before, you need to set it up with them beforehand so funds don't get frozen.  Maybe start a shopify website or something
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: MeloDet on Wed, 24 January 2018, 09:06:53
This may go without saying, but it would probably be a good idea to still use PayPal (if only through a website now) given all the buyers protection that are all but necessary for group buys.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: ns90 on Wed, 24 January 2018, 09:45:12
Yeah I'd like to join this (most likely towards the end in February), but I'm only going to be joining Paypal is still an option, whether it's through an invoice, or an payment option on said website.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: Jae-3soteric on Wed, 24 January 2018, 09:47:06
Got the refund notification through. Sad times. Hope you get the payment profile sorted as I donít want to miss out on this


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: Paopawdecarabao on Wed, 24 January 2018, 10:47:53
Would it delay the time period of the GB?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: KeLorean on Wed, 24 January 2018, 10:57:02
Not sure when the GB is scheduled for Black Lotus, but it is another purple set that might go nicely with that purple case...bc imo laser and taro both look good with that purple case

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: dc_in_sf on Wed, 24 January 2018, 13:10:29
Good luck with getting the paypal issues sorted out, very excited about this board  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: child on Wed, 24 January 2018, 13:57:55
Blue doesn't look as good as I hoped it would. People who want to put GMK Laser on this puppy - Are you going with Purple or Grey for the case colour? I'm leaning towards Grey since it's a more versatile colour.

I initially considered purple, but I realized I don't really like this case colour, I just was under the impression it will be a good match because it's similar to the keycaps.

My second choice was grey (as I agree it's very versatile), but I already own a grey Norbatouch, so I don't want a very similar case now.

Now I'm trying to pick between red and blue. Red seems a better match than blue, but I generally like blue colour more. To make things more complicated I have more keysets that I will probably use with this keyboard in the future (like MT3 /dev/tty and Dasher SA).

So far I still haven't decided yet.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB Open)
Post by: Harms on Wed, 24 January 2018, 15:49:50
Blue doesn't look as good as I hoped it would. People who want to put GMK Laser on this puppy - Are you going with Purple or Grey for the case colour? I'm leaning towards Grey since it's a more versatile colour.

I initially considered purple, but I realized I don't really like this case colour, I just was under the impression it will be a good match because it's similar to the keycaps.

My second choice was grey (as I agree it's very versatile), but I already own a grey Norbatouch, so I don't want a very similar case now.

Now I'm trying to pick between red and blue. Red seems a better match than blue, but I generally like blue colour more. To make things more complicated I have more keysets that I will probably use with this keyboard in the future (like MT3 /dev/tty and Dasher SA).

So far I still haven't decided yet.

In my opinion, I think that the Dark Red would go with more key sets than the blue.

Yes the blue would obviously go better with blue Mods dev tty and Dasher.

However, they would not look terrible on the Dark Red. The Dark Red would be able to go with more keysets overall.

I also the find the Dark Red more of a Burgundy color, which is nice.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: child on Wed, 24 January 2018, 19:11:28
I think I couldn't agree more (other than I have CMY and beige mods for /dev/tty, so they probably fit red case a bit better). I would not go with a "plain" red, but burgundy is bearable. Also, in my opinion that the only colour that goes well with default logo.

I know I did not sound too excited so far, but other than the color choice it seems like almost perfect keyboard for me - 66, split space, angle, height... everything seems very nice. So it's probably time to go with red and join the hype :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: Unforgivable on Wed, 24 January 2018, 19:18:35
So should I wait to fill out the form? :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: tanvir175 on Wed, 24 January 2018, 21:34:32
So should I wait to fill out the form? :(

You should still fill it out. You just won't be invoiced until things have been sorted out,
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 25 January 2018, 04:42:20
Hi guys, we are going to resend paypal invoices from the first order. :D

Please check your emails and order list to see if you get your new invoice yet. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: ctrl on Thu, 25 January 2018, 04:59:14
Joined the drop. Feels fantastic. I've been looking forward to this so much. The Dark Red option and brass plate made it even more desireable. Can't wait to have it in my hands. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: audax989 on Thu, 25 January 2018, 06:19:50
Got my refund but not 2nd invoice
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: plugable on Thu, 25 January 2018, 07:36:01
Got my refund but not 2nd invoice

Same.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: foxlive on Thu, 25 January 2018, 08:22:49
Received the new invoice! Glad to see the deadline is 15th of February, I am still waiting for the refund of the first invoice (still in ę waiting Ľ on paypal )
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: tanvir175 on Thu, 25 January 2018, 08:53:23
Received the new invoice! Glad to see the deadline is 15th of February, I am still waiting for the refund of the first invoice (still in ę waiting Ľ on paypal )


Glad that the invoice deadline is the 15th.

Paypal has refunded me but it doesn't show up in my balance yet. I think it will be like this until the next statement, which will be February 6th or 7th, as far as I know.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: foxlive on Thu, 25 January 2018, 08:56:16
Received the new invoice! Glad to see the deadline is 15th of February, I am still waiting for the refund of the first invoice (still in ę waiting Ľ on paypal )


Glad that the invoice deadline is the 15th.

Paypal has refunded me but it doesn't show up in my balance yet. I think it will be like this until the next statement, which will be February 6th or 7th, as far as I know.

What do you mean by "next statement"? From experience on other paypal issue, the refund take in general between 7 to 10 days to arrive on your bank account. So I think they will arrived next week (hopefully.. I don't really have enough cash to put upfront before the refund of the first invoice :( !)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: tanvir175 on Thu, 25 January 2018, 09:03:31
Received the new invoice! Glad to see the deadline is 15th of February, I am still waiting for the refund of the first invoice (still in ę waiting Ľ on paypal )


Glad that the invoice deadline is the 15th.

Paypal has refunded me but it doesn't show up in my balance yet. I think it will be like this until the next statement, which will be February 6th or 7th, as far as I know.

What do you mean by "next statement"? From experience on other paypal issue, the refund take in general between 7 to 10 days to arrive on your bank account. So I think they will arrived next week (hopefully.. I don't really have enough cash to put upfront before the refund of the first invoice :( !)

Oh sorry, I used Paypal Credit to pay for this so I have statements like any other credit card. Normally, I get my refunds shown immediately if I pay through my Paypal balance so I assumed it would be similar for Paypal Credit. I get a new credit statement every 6th or 7th so that will be the latest I should have to wait to receive the refund, hopefully. I don't have the extra money to put on this without the refund either lol.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: TestostoBoost on Thu, 25 January 2018, 09:13:57
I received my new invoice but it is for more than the previous invoice. Did pricing change on something?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: foxlive on Thu, 25 January 2018, 09:15:54
I received my new invoice but it is for more than the previous invoice. Did pricing change on something?
Same here, from few dollars.. The paypal fees are still 4,4% but represent a higher amount, strange
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: Paopawdecarabao on Thu, 25 January 2018, 11:29:32
Hi guys, we are going to resend paypal invoices from the first order. :D

Please check your emails and order list to see if you get your new invoice yet. :thumb:

Hi, I still have the previous invoice you sent before. I haven't paid that. Is it the same paypal account or do I have to wait for a new invoice?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: TestostoBoost on Thu, 25 January 2018, 12:24:07
I received my new invoice but it is for more than the previous invoice. Did pricing change on something?
Same here, from few dollars.. The paypal fees are still 4,4% but represent a higher amount, strange

Mine is the same way. Just a few dollars higher. Though it is not much, I would like to know where this difference is coming from prior to paying the invoice.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: TerryMathews on Thu, 25 January 2018, 13:08:30
Hi guys, we are going to resend paypal invoices from the first order. :D

Please check your emails and order list to see if you get your new invoice yet. :thumb:

Hi, I still have the previous invoice you sent before. I haven't paid that. Is it the same paypal account or do I have to wait for a new invoice?

Same question here
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: Troif on Thu, 25 January 2018, 14:50:13
I have not received it yet...


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: tanvir175 on Thu, 25 January 2018, 15:20:36
From my experience, paypal doesn't return the fee to to the seller. This could be the reason why it is a few dollars higher. Since all the money has been returned, the fees were probably taken from their own paypal balance or placed them in the negatives now. Not sure, just guessing.

FYI, the experience I'm basing that statement on: I was a seller on ebay and the buyer scammed me by saying they never received their package. Apparently, the shipping option that ebay gave me didn't track outside the US even though it stated full tracking from shipment to delivery. So since the status never updated outside of the US, the buyer just said he never received it and Paypal/Ebay sided with them. They gave them a full refund and I only had the exact amount received from the buyer minus the fees paypal already took. So when they gave the buyer a full refund, it placed my account into the negatives because paypal still kept the fees. I contacted them and said since they refunded the buyer, they should give me the fees back but they said no. Ebay also said no to returning the fees. I didn't expect them to but I was trying to recoup anything as I had lost over $1300 in the transactions.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: RaySasQuach on Thu, 25 January 2018, 18:10:58
I made a crappy mockup of the dark red case with GMK Camping if anyone is interested: (https://raysasquach.s-ul.eu/hIIdPZ7T.png)

EDIT: Also one for a brown case, but the colors aren't gonna be a 100% accurate, but just to give a general idea: (https://raysasquach.s-ul.eu/xghR3cHc.png)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: ptiede on Thu, 25 January 2018, 19:24:59
I made a crappy mockup of the dark red case with GMK Camping if anyone is interested:
Show Image
(https://raysasquach.s-ul.eu/hIIdPZ7T.png)


You read my mind! That is the exact combo I'm doing. It looks amazing.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: Devkey on Thu, 25 January 2018, 20:57:50
Is there enough clearance between the PCB and plate for zeal stabs, or should I stick with Cherry?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: Atredl on Thu, 25 January 2018, 21:38:32
Is there enough clearance between the PCB and plate for zeal stabs, or should I stick with Cherry?
Zeal stabs donít have clearance issues with metal plates because theyíre pretty much universally 1.5 mm. Acrylic plates are where issues sometimes come up since they are usually thicker. Itís totally possible for there to be clearance issues in other areas though, i.e. if the case is too close to the pcb.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 25 January 2018, 23:24:32
I received my new invoice but it is for more than the previous invoice. Did pricing change on something?

I received my new invoice but it is for more than the previous invoice. Did pricing change on something?
Same here, from few dollars.. The paypal fees are still 4,4% but represent a higher amount, strange

Hi guys, we are going to resend paypal invoices from the first order. :D

Please check your emails and order list to see if you get your new invoice yet. :thumb:

Hi, I still have the previous invoice you sent before. I haven't paid that. Is it the same paypal account or do I have to wait for a new invoice?

I received my new invoice but it is for more than the previous invoice. Did pricing change on something?
Same here, from few dollars.. The paypal fees are still 4,4% but represent a higher amount, strange

Mine is the same way. Just a few dollars higher. Though it is not much, I would like to know where this difference is coming from prior to paying the invoice.

Hi guys, we are going to resend paypal invoices from the first order. :D

Please check your emails and order list to see if you get your new invoice yet. :thumb:

Hi, I still have the previous invoice you sent before. I haven't paid that. Is it the same paypal account or do I have to wait for a new invoice?

Same question here

Don't know why. :(

Since the previous account has been prohibited and we can't check it.

Can someone PM me the previous one to have a look? :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 25 January 2018, 23:26:49
Is there enough clearance between the PCB and plate for zeal stabs, or should I stick with Cherry?

I don't have one to try. So you might need to find out yourself.

Mine installed GMK stabs, and they are fine.

Is there enough clearance between the PCB and plate for zeal stabs, or should I stick with Cherry?
Zeal stabs donít have clearance issues with metal plates because theyíre pretty much universally 1.5 mm. Acrylic plates are where issues sometimes come up since they are usually thicker. Itís totally possible for there to be clearance issues in other areas though, i.e. if the case is too close to the pcb.

Thanks for helping. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 25 January 2018, 23:29:04
Hi guys, we are going to resend paypal invoices from the first order. :D

Please check your emails and order list to see if you get your new invoice yet. :thumb:

Hi, I still have the previous invoice you sent before. I haven't paid that. Is it the same paypal account or do I have to wait for a new invoice?

Same question here

Hi guys, we are going to resend paypal invoices from the first order. :D

Please check your emails and order list to see if you get your new invoice yet. :thumb:

Hi, I still have the previous invoice you sent before. I haven't paid that. Is it the same paypal account or do I have to wait for a new invoice?

Do not pay the old one. ;D

The new invoice will be sent by yj7272098@gmail.com
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: OfTheWild on Fri, 26 January 2018, 00:49:15
i'm having PTSD from the E8-V1 fiasco  :confused:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: TechieWeirdo on Fri, 26 January 2018, 08:27:21
Forgot to sign onto paypal before paying the first invoice, but I checked my debit card balance and still haven't gotten a refund yet. Anyone else also hasn't received their refunds yet?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: tanvir175 on Fri, 26 January 2018, 11:11:31
Forgot to sign onto paypal before paying the first invoice, but I checked my debit card balance and still haven't gotten a refund yet. Anyone else also hasn't received their refunds yet?

I just received mine today but YMMV.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: mechengkeys on Sat, 27 January 2018, 09:37:58
First time on this thread, I am interested, is this GB still open?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: Vigrith on Sat, 27 January 2018, 09:47:22
First time on this thread, I am interested, is this GB still open?

Open till February 15th.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: Mr_BeastQuake on Sat, 27 January 2018, 13:05:00
i'm having PTSD from the E8-V1 fiasco  :confused:

I want this keyboard but am trying to gauge where this GB is headed.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 27 January 2018, 13:11:26
i'm having PTSD from the E8-V1 fiasco  :confused:

I want this keyboard but am trying to gauge where this GB is headed.

It's been run twice in China with few/no issues.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: bcbishop on Sat, 27 January 2018, 13:19:18
Has anyone here spent some time with one from the previous runs that can offer an overall review? I've seen mentions on reddit that one customer had a "ping" issue, and another was commenting that the bottom of the keyboard was much thinner than expected. Would love to get a thorough rundown before jumping in!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: pon10 on Sat, 27 January 2018, 15:14:32
Hi CA66 crew.

Can i still pay the "old" invoice? i haven't received a new. And if i have changes would it be easier just make a new order through the G form?

THANKS

PS. when the time comes would you guys make a guide in English on ydkb.io for the YD keymap builder for CA6&? :D

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: tanvir175 on Sat, 27 January 2018, 15:28:48
Has anyone here spent some time with one from the previous runs that can offer an overall review? I've seen mentions on reddit that one customer had a "ping" issue, and another was commenting that the bottom of the keyboard was much thinner than expected. Would love to get a thorough rundown before jumping in!

Saw the same reddit posts. The one about it being "thin" was just that he expected it to be a lot heavier than it was.

Hi CA66 crew.

Can i still pay the "old" invoice? i haven't received a new. And if i have changes would it be easier just make a new order through the G form?

THANKS

PS. when the time comes would you guys make a guide in English on ydkb.io for the YD keymap builder for CA6&? :D

(Attachment Link)

Don't pay the old invoice. Wait for a new one. And no, you should message OP for an order change because then you might get invoiced twice.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: Mr_BeastQuake on Sat, 27 January 2018, 15:34:50
It's been run twice in China with few/no issues.

There is something to be said for a tested factory and runners with a track record of git R done, going intíl adds in some spice though. Who is running the GB is not the only factor worth considering imo. To each their own, nice lookin board.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: amnesia0287 on Sat, 27 January 2018, 15:39:02
i'm having PTSD from the E8-V1 fiasco  :confused:

I want this keyboard but am trying to gauge where this GB is headed.

The PayPal issues are common with all sorts of gb. E8-V1 was a very unique case as the GB runner was hospitalized. I donít really think THAT is a realistic fear here.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 27 January 2018, 15:43:12
i'm having PTSD from the E8-V1 fiasco  :confused:

I want this keyboard but am trying to gauge where this GB is headed.

The PayPal issues are common with all sorts of gb. E8-V1 was a very unique case as the GB runner was hospitalized. I donít really think THAT is a realistic fear here.

Asian paypal is particularly ruthless with things like this.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 27 January 2018, 20:34:15
First time on this thread, I am interested, is this GB still open?

First time on this thread, I am interested, is this GB still open?

Open till February 15th.

Yes it's still live. Thanks. ;D

Has anyone here spent some time with one from the previous runs that can offer an overall review? I've seen mentions on reddit that one customer had a "ping" issue, and another was commenting that the bottom of the keyboard was much thinner than expected. Would love to get a thorough rundown before jumping in!

Yock reduced the weight to make it lighter. He didn't want CA66 to be heavy as hell.

Hi CA66 crew.

Can i still pay the "old" invoice? i haven't received a new. And if i have changes would it be easier just make a new order through the G form?

THANKS

PS. when the time comes would you guys make a guide in English on ydkb.io for the YD keymap builder for CA6&? :D

(Attachment Link)

Don't care about the old one. I've sent new invoices to all buyers.

Please pm me if you didn't get yours.

You can change to English through the bottom on the top right side on online editor.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: Troif on Sun, 28 January 2018, 02:50:34
I received both invoices, old and new, but I asked to change the color and it still appears the old one in the new invoice... does it matter?


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 28 January 2018, 03:21:48
I received both invoices, old and new, but I asked to change the color and it still appears the old one in the new invoice... does it matter?


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Hi, can you PM me about changes of your order? ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: Owl- on Sun, 28 January 2018, 04:23:42
Are the photos in the build log for the purple case a gold plate or brass? seems like the anodised gold
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 28 January 2018, 19:58:07
Are the photos in the build log for the purple case a gold plate or brass? seems like the anodised gold

It's a gold alu plate.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: Paopawdecarabao on Mon, 29 January 2018, 03:27:49
Question: if I put inswitch LEDs can I control the brightness or turn it off from the software?


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 29 January 2018, 04:04:26
Question: if I put inswitch LEDs can I control the brightness or turn it off from the software?


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You can set up couple of function keys to control both RGB leds and in-switch leds.

Please check out online editor for more info: http://ydkb.io/?ca66#
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: TestostoBoost on Mon, 29 January 2018, 10:34:02
I received my new invoice but it is for more than the previous invoice. Did pricing change on something?

I received my new invoice but it is for more than the previous invoice. Did pricing change on something?
Same here, from few dollars.. The paypal fees are still 4,4% but represent a higher amount, strange

Hi guys, we are going to resend paypal invoices from the first order. :D

Please check your emails and order list to see if you get your new invoice yet. :thumb:

Hi, I still have the previous invoice you sent before. I haven't paid that. Is it the same paypal account or do I have to wait for a new invoice?

I received my new invoice but it is for more than the previous invoice. Did pricing change on something?
Same here, from few dollars.. The paypal fees are still 4,4% but represent a higher amount, strange

Mine is the same way. Just a few dollars higher. Though it is not much, I would like to know where this difference is coming from prior to paying the invoice.

Hi guys, we are going to resend paypal invoices from the first order. :D

Please check your emails and order list to see if you get your new invoice yet. :thumb:

Hi, I still have the previous invoice you sent before. I haven't paid that. Is it the same paypal account or do I have to wait for a new invoice?

Same question here

Don't know why. :(

Since the previous account has been prohibited and we can't check it.

Can someone PM me the previous one to have a look? :D

I think I figured out where the difference is coming from. For the first invoice, the 4.4% for the PayPal fees was calculated off of the subtotal not including shipping fees. On the second invoice, the 4.4% is calculated from the total cost including shipping.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: energyd on Mon, 29 January 2018, 21:55:41
Hi there,
Any one know what the color(s) are in this pic? https://imgur.com/a/DCZZG

Are these two different color or just one color under different lighting? If the blue grey is the second one, then it is probably too light for me..
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: Dreadstar on Mon, 29 January 2018, 22:36:24
Hi there,
Any one know what the color(s) are in this pic? https://imgur.com/a/DCZZG

Are these two different color or just one color under different lighting? If the blue grey is the second one, then it is probably too light for me..

If you go to play_keyboard's insta, there is a picture of a built gray blue.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: amnesia0287 on Mon, 29 January 2018, 23:05:53
Hi there,
Any one know what the color(s) are in this pic? https://imgur.com/a/DCZZG

Are these two different color or just one color under different lighting? If the blue grey is the second one, then it is probably too light for me..

If you go to play_keyboard's insta, there is a picture of a built gray blue.

That still doesn't really answer the question lol. Was there another blue, or can grey blue look super blue in certain light.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: LVNDSCAPE on Tue, 30 January 2018, 01:17:04
Can someone help me choose a case color to go with GMK Miami Dusk keycaps?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 30 January 2018, 04:41:38
Hi there,
Any one know what the color(s) are in this pic? https://imgur.com/a/DCZZG

Are these two different color or just one color under different lighting? If the blue grey is the second one, then it is probably too light for me..

First one is a gray blue, the last one is a custom light blue case.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: foxlive on Tue, 30 January 2018, 05:00:56
Still waiting to get the refund on my bank account. It is still in ę wait Ľ in paypal. Hope it will arrived before 15th!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: energyd on Tue, 30 January 2018, 11:38:12
Hi there,
Any one know what the color(s) are in this pic? https://imgur.com/a/DCZZG

Are these two different color or just one color under different lighting? If the blue grey is the second one, then it is probably too light for me..

First one is a gray blue, the last one is a custom light blue case.

thx! really want to see how GMK Yuri will look like on the blue grey. Worried that it might not fit very well. Wish it would look like this: https://imgur.com/mi2jdB1
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: typischt on Wed, 31 January 2018, 17:25:03
I'm still undecided about the color, it's either going to be grey, silver or grey blue.
Two other questions: If I don't want to desolder, I will have to buy a plate per pcb, is this correct?  And I will need plate mounted stabilizer, right?


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: Atredl on Wed, 31 January 2018, 17:53:04
I'm still undecided about the color, it's either going to be grey, silver or grey blue.
Two other questions: If I don't want to desolder, I will have to buy a plate per pcb, is this correct?  And I will need plate mounted stabilizer, right?


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Yeah, unless you want to try Holtites you'll have to get 1 plate per pcb.

I hope someone else can chime in to confirm but its almost certainly pcb mount stabilizers.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: BobCarltheThird on Wed, 31 January 2018, 19:00:40
Love this thing to bits. Only downside is that it doesn't support the stepped caps lock that would really sell it. Praying to god income taxes come in before this ends.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: ptiede on Wed, 31 January 2018, 19:16:51
Love this thing to bits. Only downside is that it doesn't support the stepped caps lock that would really sell it. Praying to god income taxes come in before this ends.

Hmm that's interesting. There are photos showing previous runs with the stepped caps lock
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 31 January 2018, 20:27:10
Love this thing to bits. Only downside is that it doesn't support the stepped caps lock that would really sell it. Praying to god income taxes come in before this ends.

Stepped capslock is supported.  :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: BobCarltheThird on Wed, 31 January 2018, 20:49:43
Love this thing to bits. Only downside is that it doesn't support the stepped caps lock that would really sell it. Praying to god income taxes come in before this ends.

Stepped capslock is supported.  :D

I am both blind and incredibly happy. I didn't see it on the picture that showed potential layouts. My tax refund can't come fast enough!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: foxlive on Thu, 01 February 2018, 05:25:05
Refund received yesterday! It arrived in paypal sold, I paid immediately the new bill :D I am in again ahah  :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: BobCarltheThird on Thu, 01 February 2018, 15:25:36
Great now that I've ordered I'm stuck worrying I put my information in wrong while staring at my email for the next few days until I get my invoice.

I've got issues  :)) :))
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: jackofclubs on Thu, 01 February 2018, 20:42:40
So i have a weird question, but when putting this board together, would it be possible to put the larger (2.75u) half of the spacebar on the left side? Iíve always used my left thumb for the spacebar and Iím afraid 2.25u is going to be too small. I know I donít have to split the spacebar, but I want to if this would be possible.

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 01 February 2018, 21:50:44
So i have a weird question, but when putting this board together, would it be possible to put the larger (2.75u) half of the spacebar on the left side? Iíve always used my left thumb for the spacebar and Iím afraid 2.25u is going to be too small. I know I donít have to split the spacebar, but I want to if this would be possible.

Thanks!

If you set 2.75u on the left side, your thumb won't be place directly above the switch.

And it's not available though.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: sacklunch on Fri, 02 February 2018, 18:37:42
So what's the deal with the Paypal refunds? I paid yesterday (Feb. 1). Should I expect my money back? I see the update was made on the 25th of last month.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: eyedrop on Fri, 02 February 2018, 18:48:18
So what's the deal with the Paypal refunds? I paid yesterday (Feb. 1). Should I expect my money back? I see the update was made on the 25th of last month.
You shouldn't receive a refund if you pay the new invoice yesterday.  The refund is for those who received the original invoice, paid, and PayPal freezing the funds on that account.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: Kaleidoscope on Fri, 02 February 2018, 21:47:58
Can some one comment if Holtites are compatible with this PCB for switches and LEDs?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 03 February 2018, 00:04:16
So what's the deal with the Paypal refunds? I paid yesterday (Feb. 1). Should I expect my money back? I see the update was made on the 25th of last month.

So what's the deal with the Paypal refunds? I paid yesterday (Feb. 1). Should I expect my money back? I see the update was made on the 25th of last month.
You shouldn't receive a refund if you pay the new invoice yesterday.  The refund is for those who received the original invoice, paid, and PayPal freezing the funds on that account.

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Thanks for helping. I think everyone all received a new invoice now. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open, invoice resend.)
Post by: sacklunch on Sat, 03 February 2018, 00:46:02
Can some one comment if Holtites are compatible with this PCB for switches and LEDs?

Cool, thanks for clarifying!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: mechengkeys on Sun, 04 February 2018, 12:43:56
Just jumped in on a silver case with all the toppings! Plans to eventually drop in on SA dasher and dancer and SA chocolatier. So I chose a color neutral board in which in the mean time I can put my SA carbon I have on order on. Very excited!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 06 February 2018, 07:07:28
Just a reminder to all. GB ends in 15th on Feb. ;D

Please check your invoice before finishing the payment.

Feel free to send me PMs if you find anything wrong or you change your mind on options. ;D

Thanks guys. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 06 February 2018, 07:08:22
(This post was a mistake. Forget about it. :-*)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: hoq on Wed, 07 February 2018, 02:19:02
I really love this keyboard, classic, delicate, and not that heavy for carrying, It's my daily use keyboard now!
I made a render with SA Mechanist keycaps on it, they look so nice! :-*
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-3gQvHZ3/0/a2e0a45d/X3/i-3gQvHZ3-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: Harms on Wed, 07 February 2018, 04:18:05
I really love this keyboard, classic, delicate, and not that heavy for carrying, It's my daily use keyboard now!
I made a render with SA Mechanist keycaps on it, they look so nice! :-*
Show Image
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-3gQvHZ3/0/a2e0a45d/X3/i-3gQvHZ3-X3.jpg)


Nice render.

Amazing Board and Keyset :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 07 February 2018, 07:06:16
I really love this keyboard, classic, delicate, and not that heavy for carrying, It's my daily use keyboard now!
I made a render with SA Mechanist keycaps on it, they look so nice! :-*
Show Image
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-3gQvHZ3/0/a2e0a45d/X3/i-3gQvHZ3-X3.jpg)


This is so damn amazing. Love it! ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: mudcakehoney on Wed, 07 February 2018, 14:02:10
I really love this keyboard, classic, delicate, and not that heavy for carrying, It's my daily use keyboard now!
I made a render with SA Mechanist keycaps on it, they look so nice! :-*
Show Image
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-3gQvHZ3/0/a2e0a45d/X3/i-3gQvHZ3-X3.jpg)


I agree with you on all points, I like the weight as I can sit on the couch and comfortably type on my lap or throw it in a bag and take it to work with me. Daily driver here too.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: ctrl on Wed, 07 February 2018, 14:16:19
I really love this keyboard, classic, delicate, and not that heavy for carrying, It's my daily use keyboard now!
I made a render with SA Mechanist keycaps on it, they look so nice! :-*
Show Image
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-3gQvHZ3/0/a2e0a45d/X3/i-3gQvHZ3-X3.jpg)


I agree with you on all points, I like the weight as I can sit on the couch and comfortably type on my lap or throw it in a bag and take it to work with me. Daily driver here too.

Never felt so right going all in. :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: mechengkeys on Wed, 07 February 2018, 18:52:24
Are there any more pictures of the brown case, besides the (2x) that are linked via this thread?
Title: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: mudcakehoney on Wed, 07 February 2018, 20:25:00
Are there any more pictures of the brown case, besides the (2x) that are linked via this thread?

I have the coffee brown, not sure if itís the same as this run but it almost looks black in certain light. Hereís a pic with the ledís on (which I normally turn off as they are quite bright)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180208/a0086e99ea57e34ade83592185ae4f69.jpg)

Also just waiting on Chocolatier arrows to finish the look
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: mechengkeys on Wed, 07 February 2018, 20:45:53
That board is gorgeous! Yeah, some photo I came across mentioned it would be lighter than how it was pictured (similar looking to yours). I am assuming this time around they are doing a brown instead of dark-brown. It is so hard to be set on a color. So far I have silver selected but I am debating the gray, and brown as well. The black looks awesome, but I have a Mira in black.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: mudcakehoney on Thu, 08 February 2018, 02:38:55
That board is gorgeous! Yeah, some photo I came across mentioned it would be lighter than how it was pictured (similar looking to yours). I am assuming this time around they are doing a brown instead of dark-brown. It is so hard to be set on a color. So far I have silver selected but I am debating the gray, and brown as well. The black looks awesome, but I have a Mira in black.

I think if I was joining now I'd probs go silver as it just looks so clean and iconic I'm super happy with the dark brown though especially as it colour matches the choc mods so well but tbh I fell in love with the original grey and it would be really hard to choose. Good luck!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: ctrl on Fri, 09 February 2018, 03:33:43
Curious about what colors and layouts everyone is getting?

[attach=1]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: foxlive on Fri, 09 February 2018, 04:52:11
Curious about what colors and layouts everyone is getting?

(Attachment Link)

Interesting ! Nice to see that this dark red have a lot of success ! I myself changed from gray to dark red ^^ !
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: ctrl on Fri, 09 February 2018, 09:01:50
Curious about what colors and layouts everyone is getting?

(Attachment Link)

Interesting ! Nice to see that this dark red have a lot of success ! I myself changed from gray to dark red ^^ !

Right? I think the dark red really stands out as a unique color option for this drop. I went for it too. :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 09 February 2018, 21:04:00
Curious about what colors and layouts everyone is getting?

(Attachment Link)

Curious about what colors and layouts everyone is getting?

(Attachment Link)

Interesting ! Nice to see that this dark red have a lot of success ! I myself changed from gray to dark red ^^ !

Curious about what colors and layouts everyone is getting?

(Attachment Link)

Interesting ! Nice to see that this dark red have a lot of success ! I myself changed from gray to dark red ^^ !

Right? I think the dark red really stands out as a unique color option for this drop. I went for it too. :)

[attachimg=1]

Here is a pic of Dark Red case with raw brass plate(with no gold plating).

[attachimg=2]

And one of a China buyer made it into old fashioned bronze color, interesting. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: Harms on Fri, 09 February 2018, 22:24:40
Wow too sick!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: foxlive on Sat, 10 February 2018, 02:28:02
My godness! Glad I am going for dark red + brass plate. It look soooo sick !
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Sat, 10 February 2018, 03:37:03
Are there any examples of the actual brown color?




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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: ctrl on Sat, 10 February 2018, 04:06:47
Damn. That red is so hot. And it looks so good with brass. Still, considering pairing it with silver plate + titanium badge. We'll see.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 10 February 2018, 06:00:38
Are there any examples of the actual brown color?




Sent from my VCR in 1985

No there is not. Didn't make one before.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Sat, 10 February 2018, 08:52:46
Are there any examples of the actual brown color?




Sent from my VCR in 1985

No there is not. Didn't make one before.


Okay thank you for the reply
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: foxlive on Sat, 10 February 2018, 09:57:29
Damn. That red is so hot. And it looks so good with brass. Still, considering pairing it with silver plate + titanium badge. We'll see.

Ahah, same here, for the alu I took silver and I also took the Ti badge. So will see between brass or silver to match this dark red :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Sun, 11 February 2018, 05:30:48
Blue doesn't look as good as I hoped it would. People who want to put GMK Laser on this puppy - Are you going with Purple or Grey for the case colour? I'm leaning towards Grey since it's a more versatile colour.

I'm thinking about gray but I have a gray clueboard and a gray norbaforce coming...feel like I need to branch out to another color
This board is so unique that I feel it deserves a unique color :)




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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: bcbishop on Sun, 11 February 2018, 10:15:49
Apologies if this was covered already and I missed it, but are any kind of feet included with the kit? Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: JubJubCity on Sun, 11 February 2018, 16:59:11
Just joined the GB cant wait. Hope to get invoice soon.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: Harms on Sun, 11 February 2018, 22:41:24
Apologies if this was covered already and I missed it, but are any kind of feet included with the kit? Thanks!

If you scroll down to the middle of this build log you can see the feet.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/149475414@N03/sets/72157688199776126
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Mon, 12 February 2018, 02:24:46
Maybe a stupid question;

What do you use the led strip for?




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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: ctrl on Mon, 12 February 2018, 02:42:03
Maybe a stupid question;

What do you use the led strip for?


It's programmable indicator lights for the lock keys, right? (I certainly hope so.)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: Stagione on Tue, 13 February 2018, 02:23:10
Man, I really want the dark red because it's such a unique colour and it actually looks really nice, but I can't think of good keysets to go with it...
Title: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: mkarlsson on Tue, 13 February 2018, 02:33:16
Man, I really want the dark red because it's such a unique colour and it actually looks really nice, but I can't think of good keysets to go with it...

Maybe GMK red samurai now open in massdrop?

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-redsuns-gmk-red-samurai-keycap-set
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: ctrl on Tue, 13 February 2018, 04:43:54
Man, I really want the dark red because it's such a unique colour and it actually looks really nice, but I can't think of good keysets to go with it...

Maybe GMK red samurai now open in massdrop?

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-redsuns-gmk-red-samurai-keycap-set

A red keyset runs the risk of being off-putting because of the differences in hues. It could work. It could also look terrible. I'm going for dark red as well and will go for a light gray keyset. White/gray/light gray overall will look quite good, I think. You could also try going for a complementary color, like green. SA Camping, for example, would probably be a really good looking keyset with the dark red case.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: foxlive on Tue, 13 February 2018, 05:42:33
Man, I really want the dark red because it's such a unique colour and it actually looks really nice, but I can't think of good keysets to go with it...

Iíll go with Grade SA on my dark red, no mistake possible with gray on dark red + it will look super vintage ;) !
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: vewy_nice on Tue, 13 February 2018, 06:15:24
I plan on GMK camping to start... If the maroon mods don't match, I just won't use them, and let the case add the maroon accent ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: ManicMatt1125 on Tue, 13 February 2018, 09:43:36
No weight? 1.4 kg seems light  to me
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: vewy_nice on Tue, 13 February 2018, 09:47:45
No weight? 1.4 kg seems light  to me

It could have very well been designed as a thick and heavy block of solid aluminum, but the original design intent was to design a nice looking, but still lightweight keyboard.

I'm sure there's room to add weight if you want to, but the product wasn't designed to be heavy.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: ManicMatt1125 on Tue, 13 February 2018, 11:05:13
Understood, it is nice looking.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 13 February 2018, 11:51:45
No weight? 1.4 kg seems light  to me

well above average for a 60%

don't get confused with TKL weights
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: Stagione on Tue, 13 February 2018, 12:11:02
Man, I really want the dark red because it's such a unique colour and it actually looks really nice, but I can't think of good keysets to go with it...

Maybe GMK red samurai now open in massdrop?

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-redsuns-gmk-red-samurai-keycap-set

A red keyset runs the risk of being off-putting because of the differences in hues. It could work. It could also look terrible. I'm going for dark red as well and will go for a light gray keyset. White/gray/light gray overall will look quite good, I think. You could also try going for a complementary color, like green. SA Camping, for example, would probably be a really good looking keyset with the dark red case.

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm not a fan of camping (plus it was quite pricey with all the novelties), but I'm thinking maybe SA Carbon or DSA Drifter when they arrive.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: bcbishop on Tue, 13 February 2018, 19:20:39
Joined! Spent a lot of time debating color selection, but at the end of the day that early photo of a gray CA66 with Calm Depths could not be denied.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 13 February 2018, 20:42:16
No weight? 1.4 kg seems light  to me

It could have very well been designed as a thick and heavy block of solid aluminum, but the original design intent was to design a nice looking, but still lightweight keyboard.

I'm sure there's room to add weight if you want to, but the product wasn't designed to be heavy.

Understood, it is nice looking.

No weight? 1.4 kg seems light  to me

well above average for a 60%

don't get confused with TKL weights

Thanks for explanation.  ;D

Joined! Spent a lot of time debating color selection, but at the end of the day that early photo of a gray CA66 with Calm Depths could not be denied.

Yeah calm depth dazzles with gray case so much. I was impressed when seeing it first time. :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Tue, 13 February 2018, 23:38:36
I would still love to know exactly what the LED strip is for :)  Is it CapsLock and such?
PlayKeyboardTW?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 14 February 2018, 04:15:37
I would still love to know exactly what the LED strip is for :)  Is it CapsLock and such?
PlayKeyboardTW?

If your light bar is open on default layer, it shows animations.
If's it's off, the color will change by switch to different layers. :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: nathanchere on Wed, 14 February 2018, 04:27:20
I've been umm-ing and ahh-ing about this for a while, it's tempting for so many reasons but ultimately that ugly-as-hell logo taking up what should be at least one more button ruined it for me. Hopefully there's a round 2 with revisions.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: mechengkeys on Wed, 14 February 2018, 05:11:56
I've been umm-ing and ahh-ing about this for a while, it's tempting for so many reasons but ultimately that ugly-as-hell logo taking up what should be at least one more button ruined it for me. Hopefully there's a round 2 with revisions.

There is a winkeyless version without the logo and has an extra button.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: mechengkeys on Wed, 14 February 2018, 05:19:15
I've been umm-ing and ahh-ing about this for a while, it's tempting for so many reasons but ultimately that ugly-as-hell logo taking up what should be at least one more button ruined it for me. Hopefully there's a round 2 with revisions

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: Vigrith on Wed, 14 February 2018, 09:02:23
I've been umm-ing and ahh-ing about this for a while, it's tempting for so many reasons but ultimately that ugly-as-hell logo taking up what should be at least one more button ruined it for me. Hopefully there's a round 2 with revisions.

Too much time umming, ahhing and complaining about the logo that you couldn't even read through the first post and realise there's a WKL version without it as pointed out by mechengkeys - not to mention this already is round 2.5 (first 2 were Asia only). Seems like you weren't really paying that much attention and are looking for reasons to convince yourself out of joining, that's usually a good indicator that you should skip.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: jlboi69 on Thu, 15 February 2018, 19:10:18
Just joined last minute. First ever GB!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 15 February 2018, 21:01:05
GB closed guys. Thanks for joining! ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: tinymakesthings on Thu, 15 February 2018, 21:02:05
Ahh it just closed on me as I was filling it out D:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Form closed, payment deadline to 16th)
Post by: King4477 on Fri, 16 February 2018, 06:30:28
Thank you! I canít wait. Iíll be here waiting patiently.

(https://i.imgur.com/JgROgWf.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Form closed, payment deadline to 16th)
Post by: sacklunch on Fri, 16 February 2018, 07:56:58
Hey ya'll,

I put my order in my for two separate cases; I decided I only wanted one and I have paid for that kit. But I still have the other pending. How can I cancel this? Or perhaps someone else can claim it and jump in on the GB?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: Stagione on Fri, 16 February 2018, 10:10:33
Ahh it just closed on me as I was filling it out D:

Try PMing PlayKeyboardTW and see. He's been really helpful so far  :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Form closed, payment deadline to 16th)
Post by: danielucf on Fri, 16 February 2018, 11:13:42
Try PMing PlayKeyboardTW and see. He's been really helpful so far  :)

I forgot this was about to close. Sent a message hoping for a chance to get in still. Will be sad if I miss out.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Form closed, payment deadline to 16th)
Post by: MisterKnife on Fri, 16 February 2018, 14:54:19
Damn did I miss this by one day??? Can I opt in for this maybe still?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Form closed, payment deadline to 16th)
Post by: sacklunch on Fri, 16 February 2018, 16:28:57
If one of you wants to take my second order you are more than welcome to! Perhaps he can switch your name onto the order. Let me know if I need to do something for you!

This is the info:
CA66 Keyboard Kit
(Layout: HHKB like; Case color: Gray; Plate color: Gold)
1   $275.00   $275.00
Brass Plate
1   $22.00   $22.00
    Subtotal   $297.00
Shipping   $45.00
Paypal Fee (4.4%)   $15.05
Total   $357.05 USD
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Form closed, payment deadline to 16th)
Post by: MisterKnife on Fri, 16 February 2018, 19:07:34
If one of you wants to take my second order you are more than welcome to! Perhaps he can switch your name onto the order. Let me know if I need to do something for you!

This is the info:
CA66 Keyboard Kit
(Layout: HHKB like; Case color: Gray; Plate color: Gold)
1   $275.00   $275.00
Brass Plate
1   $22.00   $22.00
    Subtotal   $297.00
Shipping   $45.00
Paypal Fee (4.4%)   $15.05
Total   $357.05 USD

Man that would be really awesome though.. Do you think he would let you change to order a tad bit to get the other layout (which has the extra key)?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Form closed, payment deadline to 16th)
Post by: sacklunch on Fri, 16 February 2018, 22:36:48
No clue, PM him? Tell him the deal and ask.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Form closed, payment deadline to 16th)
Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 17 February 2018, 17:28:37
i highly recommend waiting for it to ship and then exchanging money

swapping slots is very risky since there are no goods involved until the GB ships
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Form closed, payment deadline to 16th)
Post by: rmendis on Mon, 19 February 2018, 01:01:58
Looking for a purple CA66, if anyone wants to sell one. Cheers!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Form closed, payment deadline to 16th)
Post by: MisterKnife on Mon, 19 February 2018, 02:05:24
QQ: do I need to buy switches that go on the pcb or on the plate?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Form closed, payment deadline to 16th)
Post by: child on Mon, 19 February 2018, 03:13:49
QQ: do I need to buy switches that go on the pcb or on the plate?

If you want to use the plate (which I assume you do) you want plate-mount switches. However, this PCB has mounting holes allowing PCB-mount switches to be installed as well. So basically it doesn't matter :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Form closed, payment deadline to 16th)
Post by: mkarlsson on Mon, 19 February 2018, 04:50:17
QQ: do I need to buy switches that go on the pcb or on the plate?

If you want to use the plate (which I assume you do) you want plate-mount switches. However, this PCB has mounting holes allowing PCB-mount switches to be installed as well. So basically it doesn't matter :)

Even with plate I would still get pcb mounted switches, these ones include the 5 pins and the plate clip.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Form closed, payment deadline to 16th)
Post by: MisterKnife on Mon, 19 February 2018, 14:29:11
What is the upside of the pcb mounted over the plate mounted ones?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Form closed, payment deadline to 16th)
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 19 February 2018, 14:54:32
What is the upside of the pcb mounted over the plate mounted ones?

they're a little easier to align
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Form closed, payment deadline to 16th)
Post by: SeedyOne on Tue, 20 February 2018, 02:48:39
Strange question but I'd assume the PCBs from earlier GBs would fit just fine in this one if for some reason we wanted to switch to North-facing LEDs (as this one is now south, unlike prior ones). Is that correct?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Form closed, payment deadline to 16th)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 20 February 2018, 10:25:33
Strange question but I'd assume the PCBs from earlier GBs would fit just fine in this one if for some reason we wanted to switch to North-facing LEDs (as this one is now south, unlike prior ones). Is that correct?

Correct. We took suggestions from the community to change orientation of switches. ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: SeedyOne on Tue, 20 February 2018, 14:45:38
Awesome, appreciate the info  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: tanvir175 on Tue, 20 February 2018, 16:22:59
I'm super excited for this! Getting all jittery thinking about it  :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: superdoedoe on Tue, 20 February 2018, 22:42:22
Pretty happy with the blue!

(https://i.imgur.com/aQCPkrN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9vcAp0l.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/FxsTGBa.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: mudcakehoney on Tue, 20 February 2018, 22:56:32
That blue looks sublime! What caps and switches you putting on it?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: danielucf on Wed, 21 February 2018, 10:12:12
That blue looks really nice. I went with silver since it will match more sets than a more targeted color. That and I'll probably bring this keyboard to work and don't want it to be too flashy (not that dark blue is flashy, but pink/purple/etc...)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: JubJubCity on Wed, 21 February 2018, 10:16:20
I picked Grey, I hope it will make my calm depths caps pop as well as be a universal case color for most key sets that I own   ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 21 February 2018, 19:56:57
Pretty happy with the blue!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/aQCPkrN.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/9vcAp0l.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/FxsTGBa.jpg)


Glad it arrived to your hand safely. It looks nice. :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: Makker4 on Thu, 22 February 2018, 06:25:46
This is my first build, so I could use some advice. What stabilizers do I need if I want to go with a ANSI and split spacebar? And should it be plate or pcb mount?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 22 February 2018, 11:11:10
This is my first build, so I could use some advice. What stabilizers do I need if I want to go with a ANSI and split spacebar? And should it be plate or pcb mount?

pcb mount, screw in preferably but not necessary if you're having trouble finding them

5x 2u (unless you want split backspace, then 4x)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: vewy_nice on Thu, 22 February 2018, 12:54:50
This is my first build, so I could use some advice. What stabilizers do I need if I want to go with a ANSI and split spacebar? And should it be plate or pcb mount?

I'd recommend getting a cheap kit board to practice on if this is your first build.

My first build, no matter how hard I tried, still kinda turned out meh. 
I also had to desolder all the switches, because I forgot the spacebar stabilizer...

Especially for such a beautiful (and expensive) keyboard, it'd be worth picking up a bunch of really cheap parts to make a ~$60 practice board.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 22 February 2018, 15:20:25
This is my first build, so I could use some advice. What stabilizers do I need if I want to go with a ANSI and split spacebar? And should it be plate or pcb mount?

I'd recommend getting a cheap kit board to practice on if this is your first build.

My first build, no matter how hard I tried, still kinda turned out meh. 
I also had to desolder all the switches, because I forgot the spacebar stabilizer...

Especially for such a beautiful (and expensive) keyboard, it'd be worth picking up a bunch of really cheap parts to make a ~$60 practice board.

could also just buy a practice board and some loose wire for a lot less, but not as easy to make a return
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: audax989 on Thu, 22 February 2018, 23:59:59
wait so we can choose led orientation? or is it set to South for this GB.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: eyedrop on Fri, 23 February 2018, 00:02:29
wait so we can choose led orientation? or is it set to South for this GB.

This round for GH, the PCB has been revised for south facing LEDs.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: Makker4 on Fri, 23 February 2018, 02:35:29
This is my first build, so I could use some advice. What stabilizers do I need if I want to go with a ANSI and split spacebar? And should it be plate or pcb mount?

I'd recommend getting a cheap kit board to practice on if this is your first build.

My first build, no matter how hard I tried, still kinda turned out meh. 
I also had to desolder all the switches, because I forgot the spacebar stabilizer...

Especially for such a beautiful (and expensive) keyboard, it'd be worth picking up a bunch of really cheap parts to make a ~$60 practice board.

could also just buy a practice board and some loose wire for a lot less, but not as easy to make a return

Thanks for the advice. I just ordered a Gherkin kit to test my soldering skills on.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: MisterKnife on Fri, 23 February 2018, 03:51:03
My first board as well, very happy with it. Finally a new little project where I can use my Weller soldering station :-)

gonna pair this up with a nice SA 1965 set

This is my first build, so I could use some advice. What stabilizers do I need if I want to go with a ANSI and split spacebar? And should it be plate or pcb mount?

I'd recommend getting a cheap kit board to practice on if this is your first build.

My first build, no matter how hard I tried, still kinda turned out meh. 
I also had to desolder all the switches, because I forgot the spacebar stabilizer...

Especially for such a beautiful (and expensive) keyboard, it'd be worth picking up a bunch of really cheap parts to make a ~$60 practice board.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: vewy_nice on Fri, 23 February 2018, 07:59:08

Thanks for the advice. I just ordered a Gherkin kit to test my soldering skills on.

My 2nd build was a plate-mount Gherkin... And it turned out MUCH better than my first 60% ;)

It's not even just the soldering skills, it's aligning parts, remembering steps, and yes, making clean solder joints.

I've been soldering most of my life, and have 4 or 5 builds under my belt already, but I'm still going to be a bit nervous tackling this one. I just want it to be perfect!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: bball2 on Fri, 23 February 2018, 12:10:24
Quick question, for the WKL layout bottom row is it:

1.5 / blank / 1 / 1.5 / 7 / 1 / 1.5 or

1.25 / blank / 1 / 1.25 / 6.25 / 1 / 1.25?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: Puddsy on Fri, 23 February 2018, 13:25:17
Quick question, for the WKL layout bottom row is it:

1.5 / blank / 1 / 1.5 / 7 / 1 / 1.5 or

1.25 / blank / 1 / 1.25 / 6.25 / 1 / 1.25?

looks like second one

(https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=186554;image)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: mudcakehoney on Fri, 23 February 2018, 16:54:31
Definitely 6.25
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: bball2 on Fri, 23 February 2018, 19:28:41
Nice! Definitely makes compatibility of keysets a littie easier  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 23 February 2018, 20:36:59
Quick question, for the WKL layout bottom row is it:

1.5 / blank / 1 / 1.5 / 7 / 1 / 1.5 or

1.25 / blank / 1 / 1.25 / 6.25 / 1 / 1.25?

looks like second one

Show Image
(https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=186554;image)


Thanks for the help answer questions so far.  ;D

We just ended our CNY holidays and got lots of things to do these days.

Nice! Definitely makes compatibility of keysets a littie easier  :thumb:

Yeah it doesn't need to many add-ons.  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: Gamatatsu on Sun, 04 March 2018, 20:34:32
Is it possible for me to change the color that I want from gray to black?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: Brammm87 on Mon, 05 March 2018, 07:37:13
Is it possible for me to change the color that I want from gray to black?
Send a PM or mail to OP, I changed color too. Got a refund on the original invoice and a new invoice immediately.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: MisterKnife on Mon, 05 March 2018, 08:11:22
Can't wait for this to be shipped...  :p got my keyset ready for it
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: l0uie on Tue, 06 March 2018, 23:40:51
Are there any extras for sale?

Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: l0uie on Wed, 07 March 2018, 00:13:50
If one of you wants to take my second order you are more than welcome to! Perhaps he can switch your name onto the order. Let me know if I need to do something for you!

This is the info:
CA66 Keyboard Kit
(Layout: HHKB like; Case color: Gray; Plate color: Gold)
1$275.00$275.00
Brass Plate
1$22.00$22.00
 Subtotal$297.00
Shipping$45.00
Paypal Fee (4.4%)$15.05
Total$357.05 USD
Is this offer still available?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: sacklunch on Wed, 07 March 2018, 14:16:25
It was my order. I simply let it sit without paying (I had two orders and paid for the other one). Contact the seller and ask if there are any open slots?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: fendent on Tue, 13 March 2018, 22:00:56
(https://i.imgur.com/2NxDTMx.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: BobCarltheThird on Tue, 13 March 2018, 22:06:22
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/2NxDTMx.jpg)

Stay strong and in shape, we've only got 2 months to go!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: bball2 on Tue, 13 March 2018, 22:45:51
Man saw someone sell one of the originals on r/mechmarket a few days. Looked amazing, can't wait for mine!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: tanvir175 on Tue, 13 March 2018, 23:27:24
Man saw someone sell one of the originals on r/mechmarket a few days. Looked amazing, can't wait for mine!  :thumb:

Saw that too. He also had a built alps64 pcb with skcm blues for a ridiculous price of $150. I was, unfortunately, the second person to ask for it so I missed it :\
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: vewy_nice on Wed, 14 March 2018, 06:29:53
Man saw someone sell one of the originals on r/mechmarket a few days. Looked amazing, can't wait for mine!  :thumb:

Saw that too. He also had a built alps64 pcb with skcm blues for a ridiculous price of $150. I was, unfortunately, the second person to ask for it so I missed it :\
I was probably the 3rd then...

Yeah I spent a LOT of time looking at that timestamp. 
I'm just so excited to build this dang thing!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: beekey on Wed, 14 March 2018, 07:54:01
Hoping for a rerun. Missed this. :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Waiting for production after CNY)
Post by: tanvir175 on Wed, 14 March 2018, 12:55:18
Man saw someone sell one of the originals on r/mechmarket a few days. Looked amazing, can't wait for mine!  :thumb:

Saw that too. He also had a built alps64 pcb with skcm blues for a ridiculous price of $150. I was, unfortunately, the second person to ask for it so I missed it :\
I was probably the 3rd then...

Yeah I spent a LOT of time looking at that timestamp. 
I'm just so excited to build this dang thing!

Haha, I managed to snag some skcm blues that I will be using in the Modern M0110, whenever that comes around, but that deal was too good to be true.

I can't wait for this to arrive though. I think I want to build it using 78g Zeals, might take the time to lube it. I've already purchased some from the R10 GB from Zeal along with his transparent gold-plated stabs and am waiting for them to arrive.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 23 March 2018, 02:13:40
Hello guys, update here.

We are now in the manufacturing phase and hope everything goes well.

Thanks for everyone's patience. ;D


We got an email early this morning which asked us about why some CA66 photos were shown in replies.

Some of those were orders from Round2 groupbuy which was held in China.

He might be misunderstood the situation or just thought that we don't want to ship his order.

And he reported to paypal. :confused:

We already refunded to him and not going to take his order.

Please note the timeline below:
Order deadline: Feb 15th
Estimated shipping date: May 15th
No quantity limit
Invoices will be sent out through GB time, and deadline of payment will be Feb 15th.

Thanks everyone. :D

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 23 March 2018, 02:14:26
(Blank post)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: tanvir175 on Fri, 23 March 2018, 02:20:55
Hello guys, update here.

We are now in the manufacturing phase and hope everything goes well.

Thanks for everyone's patience. ;D


We got an email early this morning which asked us about why some CA66 photos were shown in replies.

Some of those were orders from Round2 groupbuy which was held in China.

He might be misunderstood the situation or just thought that we don't want to ship his order.

We already refunded to him and not going to take his order.

Please note the timeline below:
Order deadline: Feb 15th
Estimated shipping date: May 15th
No quantity limit
Invoices will be sent out through GB time, and deadline of payment will be Feb 15th.

Thanks everyone. :D

That's awesome! I can't wait to get this board in my hands :D

Shame about the guy who wasn't patient enough and forgot the timeline details in the OP.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: vewy_nice on Fri, 23 March 2018, 10:04:37
You should give his slot to  l0uie  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: l0uie on Fri, 23 March 2018, 16:48:44
You should give his slot to  l0uie  ;)
Haha I would love it but the M60-A is finally on sale and don't have the money for both :/
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: beekey on Sat, 24 March 2018, 05:32:32
I would love take the slot. :) Can I influence the color?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 26 March 2018, 01:00:12
Hi everyone,

I got many PMs asking me if there is any extra to purchase.

The answer is yes, but I don't know the actual number right now.

The info will be released after we ship all our GB orders, then we will move on to this.

I think this is the most fair way for everyone, both GB attenders and those didn't join the GB but wanting to get a CA66. :thumb:

Thanks for PM me and shown your interest. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Sat, 31 March 2018, 00:43:22
Hi everyone,

I got many PMs asking me if there is any extra to purchase.

The answer is yes, but I don't know the actual number right now.

The info will be released after we ship all our GB orders, then we will move on to this.

I think this is the most fair way for everyone, both GB attenders and those didn't join the GB but wanting to get a CA66. :thumb:

Thanks for PM me and shown your interest. ;D


Sounds good dude! I can't wait for this GB to ship :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: SeedyOne on Sat, 31 March 2018, 02:14:35
Hi everyone,

I got many PMs asking me if there is any extra to purchase.

The answer is yes, but I don't know the actual number right now.

The info will be released after we ship all our GB orders, then we will move on to this.

I think this is the most fair way for everyone, both GB attenders and those didn't join the GB but wanting to get a CA66. :thumb:

Thanks for PM me and shown your interest. ;D

Thanks for this. Will it be posted here or a separate thread do you think?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: fendent on Wed, 04 April 2018, 19:37:12
(https://i.imgur.com/rvT6jfL.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: BobCarltheThird on Wed, 04 April 2018, 20:16:22
I guess while we're waiting, what switches are y'all gonna put on your board?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: SeedyOne on Wed, 04 April 2018, 20:23:07
I guess while we're waiting, what switches are y'all gonna put on your board?

Putting some 62g Zealios in my Navy/Brass WKL  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: CptSpck on Wed, 04 April 2018, 20:56:54
I guess while we're waiting, what switches are y'all gonna put on your board?

Kailh Box Dark Yellows
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: tanvir175 on Wed, 04 April 2018, 21:04:17
I guess while we're waiting, what switches are y'all gonna put on your board?

78g Zeals or Box Royals. Leaning to the latter even though I bought the Zeals specifically for this board.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: ctrl on Thu, 05 April 2018, 03:15:02
I guess while we're waiting, what switches are y'all gonna put on your board?

Vintage Blacks. Possibly Linear Grey for spacebar. Depending on what layout I choose in the end, MX Lock Switch for Caps Lock.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: ptiede on Thu, 05 April 2018, 07:55:41
I'm putting either box navies or tealios
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Thu, 05 April 2018, 08:11:35
I'm putting either box navies or tealios
That's a pretty significant type gap between the two

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: ptiede on Thu, 05 April 2018, 08:51:22
I'm putting either box navies or tealios
That's a pretty significant type gap between the two

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Ya I know. I'm actually getting two plates and pcb so I might do both xD
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: Haaaaaandrew on Thu, 05 April 2018, 22:18:25
I guess while we're waiting, what switches are y'all gonna put on your board?

I'm currently breaking in some 67g MX Zilent Blacks so they will be broken in and ready for lube when the board arrives  :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: Brammm87 on Fri, 06 April 2018, 13:42:41
I guess while we're waiting, what switches are y'all gonna put on your board?
I've been on a box white trip, but am afraid to put clickies in this board. With it being hollow, I think I'd be better off with some tactiles. I have some zealios left somewhere, but wouldn't mind some tinkering with switches.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: clickityClackity on Fri, 06 April 2018, 14:04:18
I guess while we're waiting, what switches are y'all gonna put on your board?
I've been on a clicky kick lately, but tried some lubed  Tealios recently and they were ****ing amazing! Thinking about doing that, or lubed vintage MX Blacks.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Fri, 06 April 2018, 15:02:43
Pre-ordered some Hako Violets my self

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: vewy_nice on Fri, 06 April 2018, 15:04:24
My goto for high price boards is always linear. It's what I like, and what I type on daily.

I'm thinking I might go either silent blacks, or tealios. I built a 30% with the first run of tealios, and I really wish I would have bought more. I love them. (I'm actually typing on it right now haha, trying to get my wpm up.)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: plus_one on Fri, 06 April 2018, 16:43:13
Silly question, but I'm dying to know:  what is the keycap set on the board in the third picture?  Not the GMK looking one, the one that looks like an SA profile, and looks like a combo of teal and dark navy?  Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: JubJubCity on Fri, 06 April 2018, 17:26:21
Silly question, but I'm dying to know:  what is the keycap set on the board in the third picture?  Not the GMK looking one, the one that looks like an SA profile, and looks like a combo of teal and dark navy?  Thanks!

That would be SA Abyss

http://keyboardtherapy.bigcartel.com/product/asa
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: Vigrith on Fri, 06 April 2018, 17:27:15
Silly question, but I'm dying to know:  what is the keycap set on the board in the third picture?  Not the GMK looking one, the one that looks like an SA profile, and looks like a combo of teal and dark navy?  Thanks!

It's SA Abyss
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: Brammm87 on Sat, 07 April 2018, 14:04:54
My goto for high price boards is always linear. It's what I like, and what I type on daily.

I'm thinking I might go either silent blacks, or tealios. I built a 30% with the first run of tealios, and I really wish I would have bought more. I love them. (I'm actually typing on it right now haha, trying to get my wpm up.)

I have Box blacks in my m65a. But I miss some tactility.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: zwartho on Mon, 16 April 2018, 09:11:58
Once all orders have been completed, will there be any extra kits for sale?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: child on Mon, 16 April 2018, 10:24:01
Btw. how is the production coming along? It is a month before estimated ship date, I'd rather like to know if there are any delays or if everything is working according to the plan rather now than in mid-May.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: tanvir175 on Mon, 16 April 2018, 11:07:06
Btw. how is the production coming along? It is a month before estimated ship date, I'd rather like to know if there are any delays or if everything is working according to the plan rather now than in mid-May.

Seconded. An update would be nice. Especially if you have images you can share :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: Lormania on Tue, 17 April 2018, 22:14:08
Thought I would give it a shot and see if anyone is willing to give up their spot if they may of had a change of heart? Just checking :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 18 April 2018, 05:05:41
Hi guys, sorry for not updating since I was so busy this period of time.

CNC is close to 60% done, and Yock is ready to head to the factory to check them.

Then he will supervise anodizing process himself.

I will post some photos when he arrives to the factory. :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: JubJubCity on Wed, 18 April 2018, 10:11:34
Hi guys, sorry for not updating since I was so busy this period of time.

CNC is close to 60% done, and Yock is ready to head to the factory to check them.

Then he will supervise anodizing process himself.

I will post some photos when he arrives to the factory. :D
Nice, super juiced for this
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: tanvir175 on Wed, 18 April 2018, 12:33:20
Hi guys, sorry for not updating since I was so busy this period of time.

CNC is close to 60% done, and Yock is ready to head to the factory to check them.

Then he will supervise anodizing process himself.

I will post some photos when he arrives to the factory. :D

Awesome! I literally can't wait.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: Bael_Zharon on Wed, 18 April 2018, 23:57:48
Well.. I missed out. :(

If anyone has buyer's remorse or has changed their mind.. I'll happily buy your spot (or board when it arrives) ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 20 April 2018, 01:52:07
A pic and a video for you guys.  :-*

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[attach=2]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: bball2 on Fri, 20 April 2018, 11:19:06
Nice!  :thumb:

Can't wait to see how things look after anodization
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: JubJubCity on Fri, 20 April 2018, 11:49:04
Awesome, thanks for the update
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: tanvir175 on Fri, 20 April 2018, 13:05:38
A pic and a video for you guys.  :-*

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Video is an accurate representation of how wet I just got ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: dwarflemur on Fri, 20 April 2018, 16:16:10
A pic and a video for you guys.  :-*

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That's a neat machine
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: Bael_Zharon on Mon, 23 April 2018, 15:10:05
I can't tell what kind of room it's in. If you look at the floor, it kinda looks like the roof of a building. What's the scaley-looking metal piece on the floor? I'm guessing it's just housing for the entire machine, but .. :confused:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: dwarflemur on Mon, 23 April 2018, 17:15:12
I can't tell what kind of room it's in. If you look at the floor, it kinda looks like the roof of a building. What's the scaley-looking metal piece on the floor? I'm guessing it's just housing for the entire machine, but .. :confused:
My guess would be it's angled like that to drain off the liquid they are using.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: fendent on Tue, 24 April 2018, 14:01:28
I can't tell what kind of room it's in. If you look at the floor, it kinda looks like the roof of a building. What's the scaley-looking metal piece on the floor? I'm guessing it's just housing for the entire machine, but .. :confused:

I think you're overestimating the scale of that picture. That's an enclosure for the CNC.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 24 April 2018, 15:47:49
I can't tell what kind of room it's in. If you look at the floor, it kinda looks like the roof of a building. What's the scaley-looking metal piece on the floor? I'm guessing it's just housing for the entire machine, but .. :confused:

I think you're overestimating the scale of that picture. That's an enclosure for the CNC.

^^
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: online on Tue, 24 April 2018, 17:44:33
Anyone plan to custom-made their own badge? I'd love to have my own design badge for this keyboard.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: eyedrop on Tue, 24 April 2018, 18:03:12
Anyone plan to custom-made their own badge? I'd love to have my own design badge for this keyboard.
Similar to what exclusive offers for the E6-V2?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: fendent on Tue, 24 April 2018, 19:10:57
Anyone plan to custom-made their own badge? I'd love to have my own design badge for this keyboard.

I'm definitely planning on making my own resin badges  :-X

probably cold cast...put a little patina on it....yes...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: donut_sauce on Wed, 25 April 2018, 11:04:15
Anyone plan to custom-made their own badge? I'd love to have my own design badge for this keyboard.

I'm definitely planning on making my own resin badges  :-X

probably cold cast...put a little patina on it....yes...
Would you be up for doing a raffle of those?:)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: donut_sauce on Wed, 25 April 2018, 11:05:31
Anyone know the rough dimensions of this keyboard? Looking to get a sleeve made for it.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: fendent on Wed, 25 April 2018, 11:25:17
Anyone plan to custom-made their own badge? I'd love to have my own design badge for this keyboard.

I'm definitely planning on making my own resin badges  :-X

probably cold cast...put a little patina on it....yes...
Would you be up for doing a raffle of those?:)

We'll see :P
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: BobCarltheThird on Wed, 25 April 2018, 13:47:59
Anyone plan to custom-made their own badge? I'd love to have my own design badge for this keyboard.

I'm definitely planning on making my own resin badges  :-X

probably cold cast...put a little patina on it....yes...
Would you be up for doing a raffle of those?:)

We'll see :P
Ohhhhhh I'm feeling an artisan badge  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: audax989 on Wed, 25 April 2018, 17:43:30
Anyone plan to custom-made their own badge? I'd love to have my own design badge for this keyboard.

I'm definitely planning on making my own resin badges  :-X

probably cold cast...put a little patina on it....yes...


let's do itttttttt
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: online on Wed, 25 April 2018, 17:46:57
Anyone plan to custom-made their own badge? I'd love to have my own design badge for this keyboard.

I'm definitely planning on making my own resin badges  :-X

probably cold cast...put a little patina on it....yes...
me in 40 years time.
(https://media.giphy.com/media/fteNkL9pBFl3Y98Gb6/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: Lormania on Sat, 28 April 2018, 13:37:15
Will definitely be scouring this forum when they ship to get in on any extras! Congrats to all you lucky people thst got in on the GB!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: TheIronCore on Wed, 02 May 2018, 13:19:27
Anyone plan to custom-made their own badge? I'd love to have my own design badge for this keyboard.

I'm definitely planning on making my own resin badges  :-X

probably cold cast...put a little patina on it....yes...
I would really love to get in on those
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: bball2 on Thu, 03 May 2018, 23:11:38
Ship date still on target for May 15th?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 04 May 2018, 21:41:07
Glad to see you guys made up some noise and creativity here. ;D

We are now in anodizing stage, and all normal colors were done.

Moving to the specials right now.

[attach=1][attach=2][attach=3]

Will definitely be scouring this forum when they ship to get in on any extras! Congrats to all you lucky people thst got in on the GB!

Thanks. Super busy these days.
Will quote in this thread to let you guys know if we got any extra.  :thumb:

Ship date still on target for May 15th?

Trying hard to catch it. Hope we can make it or just have a few days delay.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: JubJubCity on Fri, 04 May 2018, 21:45:02
Love it thanks for the update, cant wait to get mine  :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: tanvir175 on Fri, 04 May 2018, 21:46:26
I'm super excited!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: beekey on Sat, 05 May 2018, 05:29:57
Wow, they look awesome.  :eek:
Hoping for a left over, too.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: Brammm87 on Sat, 05 May 2018, 09:38:33
Love the update with pictures! Looking forward to some shots of the custom colors.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: JDragon on Sat, 05 May 2018, 11:05:47
Does anyone know anything about the ďCAD66Ē BLE PCB thatís compatible with the CA66? Saw some pictures on Reddit but donít know where to get one.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: fendent on Sat, 05 May 2018, 12:10:45
(https://i.imgur.com/r5HKfAj.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: zwartho on Sat, 05 May 2018, 13:40:23
fingers crossed I can snag an extra
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sat, 05 May 2018, 15:32:44
Does anyone know anything about the ďCAD66Ē BLE PCB thatís compatible with the CA66? Saw some pictures on Reddit but donít know where to get one.

A tiny little bit, it's a dual mode replacement pcb that is bluetooth enabled and USB capable, replaces the LED strip with an LED matrix that is individually addressable, and is Alps comptible. the original group buy came with a pcb, carbon fiber replacement plate (to allow signal transmission), and a battery. original group buy was on taobao (http://g.lshou.com/shangjia/c1014470755/t5661dd9ee81a.html), and is over. there may be another buy in the near future...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: BobCarltheThird on Sat, 05 May 2018, 20:12:16
Does anyone know anything about the ďCAD66Ē BLE PCB thatís compatible with the CA66? Saw some pictures on Reddit but donít know where to get one.

A tiny little bit, it's a dual mode replacement pcb that is bluetooth enabled and USB capable, replaces the LED strip with an LED matrix that is individually addressable, and is Alps comptible. the original group buy came with a pcb, carbon fiber replacement plate (to allow signal transmission), and a battery. original group buy was on taobao (http://g.lshou.com/shangjia/c1014470755/t5661dd9ee81a.html), and is over. there may be another buy in the near future...

My body want ALL of that.  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: online on Sat, 05 May 2018, 20:49:51
Glad to see you guys made up some noise and creativity here. ;D

We are now in anodizing stage, and all normal colors were done.

Moving to the specials right now.

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Will definitely be scouring this forum when they ship to get in on any extras! Congrats to all you lucky people thst got in on the GB!

Thanks. Super busy these days.
Will quote in this thread to let you guys know if we got any extra.  :thumb:

Ship date still on target for May 15th?

Trying hard to catch it. Hope we can make it or just have a few days delay.

Is that a white colour?!? It looks really good. If it is white, can I change colour?  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: goku12 on Sun, 06 May 2018, 00:17:59
Is the PCB compatible with the Kailh PCB Sockets? Wondering if I should wait for round 2 (fingers crossed) or pick one up on MechMarket and hope someone comes out with a compatible PCB.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 06 May 2018, 07:34:39
Glad to see you guys made up some noise and creativity here. ;D

We are now in anodizing stage, and all normal colors were done.

Moving to the specials right now.

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Will definitely be scouring this forum when they ship to get in on any extras! Congrats to all you lucky people thst got in on the GB!

Thanks. Super busy these days.
Will quote in this thread to let you guys know if we got any extra.  :thumb:

Ship date still on target for May 15th?

Trying hard to catch it. Hope we can make it or just have a few days delay.

Is that a white colour?!? It looks really good. If it is white, can I change colour?  ;)

It's silver actually. ;D

Is the PCB compatible with the Kailh PCB Sockets? Wondering if I should wait for round 2 (fingers crossed) or pick one up on MechMarket and hope someone comes out with a compatible PCB.


No, the PCB needs to be re-designed for using those sockets.

Does anyone know anything about the ďCAD66Ē BLE PCB thatís compatible with the CA66? Saw some pictures on Reddit but donít know where to get one.

A tiny little bit, it's a dual mode replacement pcb that is bluetooth enabled and USB capable, replaces the LED strip with an LED matrix that is individually addressable, and is Alps comptible. the original group buy came with a pcb, carbon fiber replacement plate (to allow signal transmission), and a battery. original group buy was on taobao (http://g.lshou.com/shangjia/c1014470755/t5661dd9ee81a.html), and is over. there may be another buy in the near future...

My body want ALL of that.  :cool:

We can consider to hold a GB for those Bluetooth boards. :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: eyedrop on Sun, 06 May 2018, 07:43:36
I would definitely be interested in the CAD66 Bluetooth PCB.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: garbo on Sun, 06 May 2018, 12:31:16
Yeah, I would for sure buy an Alps/carbon fibre/bluetooth PCB & plate if they were made available here.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: Vigrith on Sun, 06 May 2018, 12:41:57
Definitely interested in the PCB.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: dc_in_sf on Sun, 06 May 2018, 12:59:58
We can consider to hold a GB for those Bluetooth boards. :cool:

A BT PCB could make this a really nice travel board. Definitely interested.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sun, 06 May 2018, 13:54:50
Yeah, definitely interested in a groupbuy for those BT PCBs...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: jlboi69 on Sun, 06 May 2018, 17:32:27
I'd be interested as well. Would it come with a plate that isn't metal for signal strength reasons?

Never mind, just read again. It came with a CF plate.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: eyedrop on Sun, 06 May 2018, 17:33:44
Hopefully it will be the CF plate + pcb combo, like the taobao gb.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sun, 06 May 2018, 18:12:14
Hopefully it will be the CF plate + pcb combo, like the taobao gb.

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don't forget the lipo battery...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: eyedrop on Sun, 06 May 2018, 18:50:16
Hopefully it will be the CF plate + pcb combo, like the taobao gb.

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don't forget the lipo battery...
Mostly likely have to source your own battery because of shipping restrictions.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: ChemicalHalo on Sun, 06 May 2018, 19:56:17
I would also be interested in the BT PCB. I think it really connects with the IBM PCjr roots of the design.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: clickityClackity on Sun, 06 May 2018, 22:36:07
I would also be interested in the BT PCB. I think it really connects with the IBM PCjr roots of the design.
If we're going for authenticity, let's go all the way. IR all the way!!!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: vewy_nice on Mon, 07 May 2018, 06:40:42
I'm also interested in the BT PCB/plate. That'd be awesome!

And if you want IR... build your own damn TX/RX haha, get that nonsense outa here!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: fendent on Mon, 07 May 2018, 08:51:01
What's the battery life on that PCB? I'm assuming it's like most others that aren't HHKB BT at around 6-12 hours.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: Xerpocalypse on Mon, 07 May 2018, 14:16:49
I'm definitely interested in that PCB/plate groupbuy. The boards look great!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: ctrl on Mon, 07 May 2018, 14:22:58
Jumping on the bandwagon here. Also interested in BT PCB/plate GB.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: SBN on Mon, 07 May 2018, 15:04:31
Also interested in the BT PCB :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: MisterKnife on Tue, 08 May 2018, 05:48:18
also interested in that BT PCB
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: mudcakehoney on Tue, 08 May 2018, 07:36:51
As am I :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: sacklunch on Tue, 08 May 2018, 17:33:00
me too
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: Chigorin on Wed, 09 May 2018, 01:53:01
interested in BT pub
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: Brammm87 on Wed, 09 May 2018, 02:27:07
Just to break up the replies a bit, I'm fine with a cable.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: Stagione on Wed, 09 May 2018, 03:46:39
We're into May now! Hopefully that means production will be finished soon and move on to shipping  :))
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: TestostoBoost on Wed, 09 May 2018, 10:33:55
Just to break up the replies a bit, I'm fine with a cable.

Seconded. Cables for life.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 09 May 2018, 12:02:36
Just to break up the replies a bit, I'm fine with a cable.

Seconded. Cables for life.

Why not both? The Bluetooth pcb also has usb-c connection so you can go wired.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: tanvir175 on Wed, 09 May 2018, 12:23:19
Just to break up the replies a bit, I'm fine with a cable.

Seconded. Cables for life.

Why not both? The Bluetooth pcb also has usb-c connection so you can go wired.

Why pay extra for a feature you won't use?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: TheIronCore on Wed, 09 May 2018, 12:45:38
Just to break up the replies a bit, I'm fine with a cable.

Seconded. Cables for life.

Why not both? The Bluetooth pcb also has usb-c connection so you can go wired.

Why pay extra for a feature you won't use?
The ability to plug out and move around is nice
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: Stagione on Wed, 09 May 2018, 13:44:51
Just to break up the replies a bit, I'm fine with a cable.

Seconded. Cables for life.

Why not both? The Bluetooth pcb also has usb-c connection so you can go wired.

Why pay extra for a feature you won't use?

Because you need a way to charge it?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: tanvir175 on Wed, 09 May 2018, 15:11:09
Just to break up the replies a bit, I'm fine with a cable.

Seconded. Cables for life.

Why not both? The Bluetooth pcb also has usb-c connection so you can go wired.

Why pay extra for a feature you won't use?

Because you need a way to charge it?

What?

Just to break up the replies a bit, I'm fine with a cable.

Seconded. Cables for life.

Why not both? The Bluetooth pcb also has usb-c connection so you can go wired.

Why pay extra for a feature you won't use?
The ability to plug out and move around is nice

Sure, that's a reason to get a bluetooth keyboard, in general.
Like I said though, why pay extra for a feature you won't use? I, and probably TestostoBoost, will not be using this feature even if it's nice to have.
Similar to how RGB per-key lighting or underglow is nice to have because you can periodically change your color scheme but why pay extra for it if you know you want white and only white LEDs.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: jlboi69 on Wed, 09 May 2018, 16:39:00
Just to break up the replies a bit, I'm fine with a cable.

Seconded. Cables for life.

Why not both? The Bluetooth pcb also has usb-c connection so you can go wired.

Why pay extra for a feature you won't use?

Because you need a way to charge it?

What?

Just to break up the replies a bit, I'm fine with a cable.

Seconded. Cables for life.

Why not both? The Bluetooth pcb also has usb-c connection so you can go wired.

Why pay extra for a feature you won't use?
The ability to plug out and move around is nice

Sure, that's a reason to get a bluetooth keyboard, in general.
Like I said though, why pay extra for a feature you won't use? I, and probably TestostoBoost, will not be using this feature even if it's nice to have.
Similar to how RGB per-key lighting or underglow is nice to have because you can periodically change your color scheme but why pay extra for it if you know you want white and only white LEDs.

Well, unless I'm reading this all wrong, this is for an optional aftermarket PCB that doesn't offer anything else, so if you don't plan on using the bluetooth functionality, no reason to buy it.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: tanvir175 on Wed, 09 May 2018, 17:24:54
Quote from: jlboi69
Well, unless I'm reading this all wrong, this is for an optional aftermarket PCB that doesn't offer anything else, so if you don't plan on using the bluetooth functionality, no reason to buy it.

You're reading it right. I have no plans to buy it. I'm just stating my opinion since everyone is starting to use this thread as an IC for the CAD66 PCB.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: knate on Thu, 10 May 2018, 00:50:23
Howdy folks!

I'm a periodic GH lurker and regular reddit/r/mechanical keyboards and /r/mechmarket poster.

I happen to have a /r/mechmarket sale active right now for a CA66 that I recently acquired and need to liquidate because too many keyboards.

Forgive me, I don't know if I'm breaking some sort of forum rule about advertising in product threads like this, so I'm not going to post any direct links. I also don't have enough post contributions to put this in the classified section (my account here is 3 years old, this is my first post, lol).

Anyway, please let me know if this is inappropriate, but if you missed the GB, or you want a second (built) ca66, feel free to wander over and look me up there.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: TestostoBoost on Thu, 10 May 2018, 08:49:19
Just to break up the replies a bit, I'm fine with a cable.

Seconded. Cables for life.

Why not both? The Bluetooth pcb also has usb-c connection so you can go wired.

Why pay extra for a feature you won't use?

Because you need a way to charge it?

What?

Just to break up the replies a bit, I'm fine with a cable.

Seconded. Cables for life.

Why not both? The Bluetooth pcb also has usb-c connection so you can go wired.

Why pay extra for a feature you won't use?
The ability to plug out and move around is nice

Sure, that's a reason to get a bluetooth keyboard, in general.
Like I said though, why pay extra for a feature you won't use? I, and probably TestostoBoost, will not be using this feature even if it's nice to have.
Similar to how RGB per-key lighting or underglow is nice to have because you can periodically change your color scheme but why pay extra for it if you know you want white and only white LEDs.

Well said. I understand the appeal of having the Bluetooth option but I VERY rarely ever have the need to use it which makes it a feature I'm not willing to drop the extra cash on. Different strokes for different folks.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: dwarflemur on Thu, 10 May 2018, 12:41:16
Also probably not interested in bluetooth.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: kebodo on Thu, 10 May 2018, 13:45:52
awesome design
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 10 May 2018, 21:58:32
Hi guys, all CA66 cases were done except some needed to be re-anodized.

Now we are doing plating for brass plates. Probably 2 to 3 days and we are all good.

About CAD66, it's still an uncertain option that we haven't decide to open a GB for it or not.

But like tanvir175 said, just get a product that you will use it. :thumb:

Here's a pic and a video for updating. Yock's been too busy to take photos for every stuff.

We are close to finish guys. ;D
[attach=1][attach=2][attach=3]
[attach=5]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: breckstar on Thu, 10 May 2018, 23:05:13
Whoop whoop!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: tanvir175 on Thu, 10 May 2018, 23:25:01
Hi guys, all CA66 cases were done except some needed to be re-anodized.

Now we are doing plating for brass plates. Probably 2 to 3 days and we are all good.

About CAD66, it's still an uncertain option that we haven't decide to open a GB for it or not.

But like tanvir175 said, just get a product that you will use it. :thumb:

Here's a pic and a video for updating. Yock's been too busy to take photos for every stuff.

We are close to finish guys. ;D
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)

Awesome update! Very excited for this to get to me :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: TheIronCore on Fri, 11 May 2018, 02:12:38
Thanks for the update! This GB has been a great experience so far
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: ctrl on Fri, 11 May 2018, 02:36:29
Hi guys, all CA66 cases were done except some needed to be re-anodized.

Now we are doing plating for brass plates. Probably 2 to 3 days and we are all good.

About CAD66, it's still an uncertain option that we haven't decide to open a GB for it or not.

But like tanvir175 said, just get a product that you will use it. :thumb:

Here's a pic and a video for updating. Yock's been too busy to take photos for every stuff.

We are close to finish guys. ;D
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)

Looking real nice! ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: bball2 on Fri, 11 May 2018, 15:25:16
Looking great!  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: Unforgivable on Fri, 11 May 2018, 15:28:29
+1, for a separate group buy for a Bluetooth PCB (That can still be used via USB) and Carbon Fiber Plate. Sounds cool, so why not?  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: mechengkeys on Sat, 12 May 2018, 21:27:44
Any updates on an estimated ship date?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 13 May 2018, 09:30:30
The shipping might delay a bit due to the testing of PCBs.

It won't take too long to finish them.

Sorry about this. :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: TheIronCore on Sun, 13 May 2018, 09:35:36
The shipping might delay a bit due to the testing of PCBs.

It won't take too long to finish them.

Sorry about this. :(
No problem, thanks for making sure everything is good!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: BobCarltheThird on Sun, 13 May 2018, 12:50:35
I'd rather wait two weeks if it meant that all PCBs are tested before shipping  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 14 May 2018, 01:28:37
The shipping might delay a bit due to the testing of PCBs.

It won't take too long to finish them.

Sorry about this. :(
No problem, thanks for making sure everything is good!

I'd rather wait two weeks if it meant that all PCBs are tested before shipping  :thumb:

Surly they all need to be tested before you guys get them. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: goku12 on Mon, 14 May 2018, 02:22:04
While everyone is hot and heavy on the BT PCB, would anyone be interested in it being redesigned to include the Kailh PCB sockets? I may use BT occasionally but I would definitely enjoy the ease of changing switches and keeping their contacts clean.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: RaySasQuach on Mon, 14 May 2018, 04:34:42
While everyone is hot and heavy on the BT PCB, would anyone be interested in it being redesigned to include the Kailh PCB sockets? I may use BT occasionally but I would definitely enjoy the ease of changing switches and keeping their contacts clean.
I'd surely be interested in a hot swap socket version one
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Mon, 14 May 2018, 10:30:29
While everyone is hot and heavy on the BT PCB, would anyone be interested in it being redesigned to include the Kailh PCB sockets? I may use BT occasionally but I would definitely enjoy the ease of changing switches and keeping their contacts clean.
I'd surely be interested in a hot swap socket version one

Yeah, Iíd be interested in a hotswap version of either pcb, original or Bluetooth.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: bball2 on Mon, 14 May 2018, 14:21:21
While everyone is hot and heavy on the BT PCB, would anyone be interested in it being redesigned to include the Kailh PCB sockets? I may use BT occasionally but I would definitely enjoy the ease of changing switches and keeping their contacts clean.

Why not both? Hot swap bluetooth PCB!

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: SBN on Mon, 14 May 2018, 14:40:17
Hi guys, all CA66 cases were done except some needed to be re-anodized.

Now we are doing plating for brass plates. Probably 2 to 3 days and we are all good.

About CAD66, it's still an uncertain option that we haven't decide to open a GB for it or not.

But like tanvir175 said, just get a product that you will use it. :thumb:

Here's a pic and a video for updating. Yock's been too busy to take photos for every stuff.

We are close to finish guys. ;D
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)

I love updates like this! Thanks for posting this and like others have said before me, take your time to test the pcb, we are waiting patiently :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: PhreshPrinceOfChinaTown on Mon, 14 May 2018, 23:36:45
While everyone is hot and heavy on the BT PCB, would anyone be interested in it being redesigned to include the Kailh PCB sockets? I may use BT occasionally but I would definitely enjoy the ease of changing switches and keeping their contacts clean.

Breaking my lurker silence, I'd be in for this, no doubt.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: TheIronCore on Tue, 15 May 2018, 08:20:21


(Attachment Link)

Here is a pic of Dark Red case with raw brass plate(with no gold plating).
Show Image
(https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=188526;image)


Holy **** the red looks amazing! ! !
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(GB open till 15th Feb)
Post by: BobCarltheThird on Tue, 15 May 2018, 17:03:26


(Attachment Link)

Here is a pic of Dark Red case with raw brass plate(with no gold plating).
Show Image
(https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=93542.0;attach=188526;image)


Holy **** the red looks amazing! ! !
So glad that my board is going to look that smooth  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit(Manufacturing)
Post by: goku12 on Tue, 15 May 2018, 18:54:26
While everyone is hot and heavy on the BT PCB, would anyone be interested in it being redesigned to include the Kailh PCB sockets? I may use BT occasionally but I would definitely enjoy the ease of changing switches and keeping their contacts clean.

Why not both? Hot swap bluetooth PCB!


I like the way you think! This would be the ultimate PCB.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping delay a bit for PCB function test)
Post by: JDragon on Tue, 15 May 2018, 19:07:34
Hot swap sockets + SMD RGB LEDs + bluetooth/USB dual functionality would be the dream. No soldering or wires necessary!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping delay a bit for PCB function test)
Post by: wowremy on Tue, 15 May 2018, 22:30:41
Is it still possible to buy one of these?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping delay a bit for PCB function test)
Post by: tanvir175 on Tue, 15 May 2018, 23:24:50
Is it still possible to buy one of these?

There will be some extras after GB concludes. Other than that, no unless someone is selling their spot.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping delay a bit for PCB function test)
Post by: wowremy on Tue, 15 May 2018, 23:44:18
Is it still possible to buy one of these?

There will be some extras after GB concludes. Other than that, no unless someone is selling their spot.
How do i purchase an extra? Black with the bronze logo is literally the first KB i saw that got my into this hobby. I've jumped in so many GBs since 2018 and i somehow missed this. I'm so sad. Please halp
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping delay a bit for PCB function test)
Post by: Lormania on Wed, 16 May 2018, 01:03:19
I am also in the same boat of not getting in the group buy.  Been checking this forum everyday with hope of news of how to obtain the glorious extras they speak of.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping delay a bit for PCB function test)
Post by: tanvir175 on Wed, 16 May 2018, 02:13:37
Is it still possible to buy one of these?

There will be some extras after GB concludes. Other than that, no unless someone is selling their spot.
How do i purchase an extra? Black with the bronze logo is literally the first KB i saw that got my into this hobby. I've jumped in so many GBs since 2018 and i somehow missed this. I'm so sad. Please halp

I am also in the same boat of not getting in the group buy.  Been checking this forum everyday with hope of news of how to obtain the glorious extras they speak of.

OP will post in this thread once they're for sale. Likely through a Google form.

I assume it will be shipping, wait til people receive their shipments, make sure there aren't any order issues that require replacements, etc, and then selling the extras.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping delay a bit for PCB function test)
Post by: wowremy on Wed, 16 May 2018, 02:23:41
Who's gonna sell me their spot for $80?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping delay a bit for PCB function test)
Post by: vewy_nice on Wed, 16 May 2018, 10:42:33
Every time I scroll by this thread, I see "SHIPPING", and my heart skips a beat!

I must be patient I must be patient I must be patient...

And I'll sell my spot for eight... hundred dollars haha
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping delay a bit for PCB function test)
Post by: fer.real on Wed, 16 May 2018, 11:24:45
Also breaking my lurker status.  I want one of these so bad.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping delay a bit for PCB function test)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 16 May 2018, 11:37:36
Who's gonna sell me their spot for $80?
And I'll sell my spot for eight... hundred dollars haha

lol yeah, I kept thinking "man, you need to add another zero in there..."
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping delay a bit for PCB function test)
Post by: bball2 on Wed, 16 May 2018, 12:13:52
Who's gonna sell me their spot for $80?

Keep an eye out on r/mechmarket

There's one that sold last week for $400 USD shipped, which is fairly inline with group buy pricing + $80
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping delay a bit for PCB function test)
Post by: goku12 on Wed, 16 May 2018, 20:00:51
Is this the second group buy? When can we expect the next round, or interest check? It seems like there are a lot of people interested in this board even with its price.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping delay a bit for PCB function test)
Post by: riktors on Wed, 16 May 2018, 22:41:00
Super pumped to get this in. Just got my box royals in for the build.  :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping delay a bit for PCB function test)
Post by: vewy_nice on Thu, 17 May 2018, 07:06:33
Is this the second group buy? When can we expect the next round, or interest check? It seems like there are a lot of people interested in this board even with its price.

I think this is actually the "third" round.

I don't know about the 2nd one, but I'm pretty sure the first one was only in the chinese community/region. I think that was the 2nd round, too, but some of them made their way other places, as I think the secret got out.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping delay a bit for PCB function test)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Thu, 17 May 2018, 08:06:47
Is this the second group buy? When can we expect the next round, or interest check? It seems like there are a lot of people interested in this board even with its price.

I think this is actually the "third" round.

I don't know about the 2nd one, but I'm pretty sure the first one was only in the chinese community/region. I think that was the 2nd round, too, but some of them made their way other places, as I think the secret got out.

Yeah, this is round 3, first two were China/Taiwan. they were available to other countries as well if you knew where to find the buy and were able to read the information though.\
According to comments made in the IC this will be the final round, no more after this one...
"We are planning to set GB in GH as the final one"

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=91874.msg2507853#msg2507853 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=91874.msg2507853#msg2507853)

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 17 May 2018, 21:14:30
Packaging right now! Thanks for patience of you guys. :p

I believe that I solve all orders that wanted to make address change, but please check again for me if the address in your invoice is right.

PM or email me quickly if you have any require.

About extra, we will release information once everyone gets your CA66.

The result may surprise you guys. ;D

[attach=1][attach=2]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: hahihuhei on Thu, 17 May 2018, 21:20:11
The result may surprise you guys. ;D

This is motivating  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: ptiede on Thu, 17 May 2018, 21:23:18
Packaging right now! Thanks for patience of you guys. :p

I believe that I solve all orders that wanted to make address change, but please check again for me if the address in your invoice is right.

PM or email me quickly if you have any require.

About extra, we will release information once everyone gets your CA66.

The result may surprise you guys. ;D

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
Awesome can't wait to get mine!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: Shell058 on Thu, 17 May 2018, 21:37:34
So excited! Can't wait to build this board!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: JubJubCity on Thu, 17 May 2018, 21:56:07
Hip Hop Hooray
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: Vigrith on Thu, 17 May 2018, 22:14:33
Packaging right now! Thanks for patience of you guys. :p

I believe that I solve all orders that wanted to make address change, but please check again for me if the address in your invoice is right.

PM or email me quickly if you have any require.

So glad to see the progress, man. PM'd you regarding my order with a quick request, too.

Thank you for the great work and awesome job with the updates!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: manofinterests on Thu, 17 May 2018, 22:16:40
Ooof this makes me super excited!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: Makker4 on Fri, 18 May 2018, 01:40:26
So far this have been a great group buy. Frequent updates on the forum and appears to be shipping almost on time. Keep up the good work.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: audax989 on Fri, 18 May 2018, 02:53:27
So far this have been a great group buy. Frequent updates on the forum and appears to be shipping almost on time. Keep up the good work.  :thumb:

I completely agree with you. Aside from the pcb testing which is normal. This has been one of the smoothest group buys I have joined.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: Brammm87 on Fri, 18 May 2018, 03:21:24
+1 for one of the best GB's I've ever joined. Regular updates, pictures of progress from the factory (:eek:) and practically on time delivery. Crazy!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: foxlive on Fri, 18 May 2018, 03:43:17
Everything is packing? Even the custom color? I can't wait to get my hands on that dark red  :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: child on Fri, 18 May 2018, 10:32:58
Guys, I know everyone is excited, but please hold your praises about the delivery until it actually happens ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: SeedyOne on Mon, 21 May 2018, 01:33:57
Guys, I know everyone is excited, but please hold your praises about the delivery until it actually happens ;)

Mine is technically from an earlier GB but if it's any indication of what you guys have coming, you're going to enjoy it  :thumb:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/952/41343800955_b4ff3b5e58_o.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: BobCarltheThird on Mon, 21 May 2018, 01:48:39
Guys, I know everyone is excited, but please hold your praises about the delivery until it actually happens ;)

Mine is technically from an earlier GB but if it's any indication of what you guys have coming, you're going to enjoy it  :thumb:

Show Image
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/952/41343800955_b4ff3b5e58_o.jpg)


Oof that makes the wait even longer.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: SeedyOne on Mon, 21 May 2018, 02:04:22
Oof that makes the wait even longer.

I find this helps  :-[
(https://i.imgur.com/xUJ6ZqF.gif)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: tjweir on Mon, 21 May 2018, 08:04:13
Show Image
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/952/41343800955_b4ff3b5e58_o.jpg)


Looks goooood.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: bball2 on Mon, 21 May 2018, 14:51:36
Awesome! Will we be getting shipping notifications / tracking #'s soon?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: OfTheWild on Mon, 21 May 2018, 16:59:57
Looking forward to getting this thing built! Fingers crossed it gets here in time for KeyCon on June 30th. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Packaging!)
Post by: mechengkeys on Mon, 21 May 2018, 18:30:52
That left control key is looking pretty good, making me doubt getting the ca66 insignia!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 22 May 2018, 05:38:05
Hi guys. We are ready to ship your CA66 tomorrow. ;D
I just sent emails to those who was missing phone number in your invoice. Please reply me back asap for catching up the train tomorrow. :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: hahihuhei on Tue, 22 May 2018, 05:44:53
Surprise us with extra news tmr please :)

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: TheIronCore on Tue, 22 May 2018, 06:43:46
Hi guys. We are ready to ship your CA66 tomorrow. ;D
I just sent emails to those who was missing phone number in your invoice. Please reply me back asap for catching up the train tomorrow.
Shipping hype!!!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: foxlive on Tue, 22 May 2018, 06:48:41
I'm super hyped! Do you know how we will received tracking number? On email? Or updated on paypal?

Thanks :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 22 May 2018, 06:50:08
Surprise us with extra news tmr please :)

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk



Still long time to go. :p

I'm super hyped! Do you know how we will received tracking number? On email? Or updated on paypal?

Thanks :D

Tracking number will be updated in the invoice. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: foxlive on Tue, 22 May 2018, 06:51:45
I'm super hyped! Do you know how we will received tracking number? On email? Or updated on paypal?

Thanks :D

Tracking number will be updated in the invoice. ;D


Nice ! Can't wait to hold this dark red  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: donut_sauce on Tue, 22 May 2018, 07:22:14
what switches are everyone using?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: dc_in_sf on Tue, 22 May 2018, 08:05:51
what switches are everyone using?

Thinking about 67g Zilents, so I have the option to use it as a travel board.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: ptiede on Tue, 22 May 2018, 10:08:56
I'll be using some tealios lubed with tribosys 3204 or some box navies.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: sacklunch on Tue, 22 May 2018, 11:02:42
Box whites. Not sure what other options there are for writers.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: donut_sauce on Tue, 22 May 2018, 11:48:05
all good choices! I normally use lubed linears but the design kinda makes me want to use navies
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: Oatburner on Tue, 22 May 2018, 12:05:51
To everyone who received an e-mail regarding a phone number for your invoice, can you check and make sure you sent your response to the right e-mail address? They should be going to the OP, whose e-mail starts with "yj"

For some reason other people's replies are being sent to me.

I sent you a PM about this PlaykeyboardTW.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: TheIronCore on Tue, 22 May 2018, 12:13:09
Kailh Pro Burgundy
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 22 May 2018, 12:16:57
To everyone who received an e-mail regarding a phone number for your invoice, can you check and make sure you sent your response to the right e-mail address? They should be going to the OP, whose e-mail starts with "yj"

For some reason other people's replies are being sent to me.

I sent you a PM about this PlaykeyboardTW.

Thanks mate and sorry for bothering.
Please guys have a check of the receiver before you send it. :))

By the way, I will not reply the mail even if I got it. That would be too many to reply lol.
I will come to you again if I didn't get your mail. :thumb:

And please contact me if your order number is 0153. I can't reach you with the email you provided.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: JDragon on Tue, 22 May 2018, 12:24:20
Is it too late to add a titanium badge before shipping?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 22 May 2018, 12:26:21
Is it too late to add a titanium badge before shipping?

Yeah, there's no extra. :-X
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: foxlive on Tue, 22 May 2018, 13:48:28
As I am in Canoe group buy, the gb owner had the good idea to make an online table (google doc) with every order and status.

I think it is a nice idea and it allow us to keep track is everything is good without bothering with questions and email. Just a simple list with ę shipped, will be shipped, in production or idk Ľ

Just sayíin :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: online on Tue, 22 May 2018, 14:00:57
Is it too late to add a titanium badge before shipping?

Yeah, there's no extra. :-X
Maybe a big ask.
Could you share the badge CAD data for people to make their own badge? or even plate data? (after the GB and extra sale)
I'd love to make my own badge and carbon plate. :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: TestostoBoost on Tue, 22 May 2018, 14:51:17
Going with BOX Navy. Gotta get that THICC click.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: JDragon on Tue, 22 May 2018, 15:02:25
Is it too late to add a titanium badge before shipping?

Yeah, there's no extra. :-X

All good!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 22 May 2018, 20:30:36
Is it too late to add a titanium badge before shipping?

Yeah, there's no extra. :-X
Maybe a big ask.
Could you share the badge CAD data for people to make their own badge? or even plate data? (after the GB and extra sale)
I'd love to make my own badge and carbon plate. :p


I will do it after shipping is done. :thumb:

As I am in Canoe group buy, the gb owner had the good idea to make an online table (google doc) with every order and status.

I think it is a nice idea and it allow us to keep track is everything is good without bothering with questions and email. Just a simple list with ę shipped, will be shipped, in production or idk Ľ

Just sayíin :p

Shipping status will be add in. You can check more detailed information after we key in tracking code in your invoice. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: foxlive on Wed, 23 May 2018, 01:06:00
Received an email from FedEx with a tracking number for a 1.7kg package from singapore. Is it the ca66 ? :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: BobCarltheThird on Wed, 23 May 2018, 15:22:03
Knowing people are getting their shipping conformation has me worried that I screwed up somewhere  :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: ptiede on Wed, 23 May 2018, 15:25:30
Knowing people are getting their shipping conformation has me worried that I screwed up somewhere  :eek:

I haven't gotten anything yet either.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: broden on Wed, 23 May 2018, 15:31:19
Knowing people are getting their shipping conformation has me worried that I screwed up somewhere  :eek:

I haven't gotten anything yet either.

:D same as you guys. Although this does make me feel slightly better. There should be an update in the PayPal invoices soon though, from what I gather that would be the place to look form (unless something has gone really wrong and then there will be a direct update).

Letís give it another day.. surely at least 250 invoices to go through (correct me if I am wrong).


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 23 May 2018, 20:44:05
Packages clip! ;D
Tracking number will be updated in the invoice few days later.
[attachimg=1]


And photos. :thumb:
[attach=2][attach=3][attach=4]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping)
Post by: JubJubCity on Wed, 23 May 2018, 20:45:45
Packages clip! ;D
Tracking number will be updated in the invoice few days later.
(Attachment Link)
SUPER HYPE!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: donut_sauce on Thu, 24 May 2018, 00:32:30
Thanks for the updates! Hope they all have a safe journey:)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: danielucf on Thu, 24 May 2018, 10:14:31
Looks awesome. This will probably be my new daily at work instead of an Exent. Super excited for building this, just need to decide between Box Royals or Zilents.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: donut_sauce on Thu, 24 May 2018, 12:12:33
what keysets are y'all purp Ca66 folks gonna use? Trying to figure out what temp keyset to get for mine till Taro/Lazer show up.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: CptSpck on Thu, 24 May 2018, 13:18:56
what keysets are y'all purp Ca66 folks gonna use? Trying to figure out what temp keyset to get for mine till Taro/Lazer show up.

Iím planning on putting Red Samurai in mine, donít know what Iíll do while I wait for that
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: MisterKnife on Thu, 24 May 2018, 13:37:17
Putting some mod-L's on there with a 1965 SA set.. already lubed the mod's some extra.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: Xerpocalypse on Thu, 24 May 2018, 14:04:01
what keysets are y'all purp Ca66 folks gonna use? Trying to figure out what temp keyset to get for mine till Taro/Lazer show up.

I'll likely be using SA Oblivion, and Sky Dolch until that shows up.

(I ordered a gray ca66)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: Stagione on Thu, 24 May 2018, 14:15:27
Got a grey CA66, gonna put Mx Silent Blacks lubed with Krytox GPL 205 and SA Carbon  :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: sacklunch on Thu, 24 May 2018, 14:20:53
I'm gonna put Taro or Laser on mine. I got a grey case, but I will likely get it powdercoated, both because I want a bit bolder of a color and it's completely scratch proof (plus with the right powder you can get some texture on the case, which I like).
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: donut_sauce on Thu, 24 May 2018, 14:34:26
I'm gonna put Taro or Laser on mine. I got a grey case, but I will likely get it powdercoated, both because I want a bit bolder of a color and it's completely scratch proof (plus with the right powder you can get some texture on the case, which I like).
Yeah I wonder when Taro is gonna show up. It seems like if Lazer isn't gonna happen till July then Taro should be ....August?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: Lormania on Fri, 25 May 2018, 14:42:14
If I get the Purple I would put SA Grand Budapest like the render that was made up. So fire.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: JubJubCity on Fri, 25 May 2018, 16:45:14
Got tracking not sure if this is for the ca66 though
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: mast3rwanderer on Fri, 25 May 2018, 20:49:26
Putting some mod-L's on there with a 1965 SA set.. already lubed the mod's some extra.

Throwing 1965 on mine is well, on a red case with box blacks  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: sacklunch on Fri, 25 May 2018, 21:21:07
If I get the Purple I would put SA Grand Budapest like the render that was made up. So fire.

Dude, I know! Goddamn that thing looks boss.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: riktors on Fri, 25 May 2018, 21:49:07
Box royals and r2 sa carbon. Can't wait!  :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: jlboi69 on Sun, 27 May 2018, 09:03:21
We have DHL packages in the pictures above, and I just got a text from DHL. I wonder what it could be...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: KeLorean on Sun, 27 May 2018, 11:06:14
i also got dhl tracking from hong kong...


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: Stagione on Sun, 27 May 2018, 16:02:45
Still no tracking number yet  :'(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: Xerpocalypse on Sun, 27 May 2018, 16:08:42
Recieved a text message this morning from DHL with a tracking number from HK. Haven't ordered anything from overseas recently, so I can only assume this is the board.

Exciting!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 27 May 2018, 21:42:55
If I get the Purple I would put SA Grand Budapest like the render that was made up. So fire.

Dude, I know! Goddamn that thing looks boss.

Haha that one was not a render. It's mine, and I knew it's gonna be amazing with SA Budapest.
So I borrowed it from one of my friends to take some photos. :cool:

Recieved a text message this morning from DHL with a tracking number from HK. Haven't ordered anything from overseas recently, so I can only assume this is the board.

Exciting!

If I get the Purple I would put SA Grand Budapest like the render that was made up. So fire.

We have DHL packages in the pictures above, and I just got a text from DHL. I wonder what it could be...

Still no tracking number yet  :'(

i also got dhl tracking from hong kong...


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I am updating tracking numbers right now. So tracking numbers you guys got might be from us. ;D
All orders that provided phone numbers were all shipped. You can check out the shipping status on online form.

By the way, No. 0011, 0034, 0158, 0191, and 0217, please check out your mails and reply to me asap. Thanks.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: romeo on Sun, 27 May 2018, 22:20:10
By the way, No. 0011, 0034, 0158, 0191, and 0217, please check out your mails and reply to me asap. Thanks.
Replied via email. Thank you.

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: bball2 on Sun, 27 May 2018, 22:37:57
Here's the order form link for anyone who wants to check the status of shipment:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c523P0coVF9gsJl9t2D4WgPyYBUj32KOe94UD9dr2kU/edit#gid=1335206448

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: JubJubCity on Sun, 27 May 2018, 23:07:51
Here's the order form link for anyone who wants to check the status of shipment:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c523P0coVF9gsJl9t2D4WgPyYBUj32KOe94UD9dr2kU/edit#gid=1335206448
Not sure how up to date this form is as i received a tracking Via text from DHL regarding the shipment from Hong Kong but on the sheet it does not reflect that my order has been shipped.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 27 May 2018, 23:27:19
Here's the order form link for anyone who wants to check the status of shipment:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c523P0coVF9gsJl9t2D4WgPyYBUj32KOe94UD9dr2kU/edit#gid=1335206448
Not sure how up to date this form is as i received a tracking Via text from DHL regarding the shipment from Hong Kong but on the sheet it does not reflect that my order has been shipped.

Here's the order form link for anyone who wants to check the status of shipment:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c523P0coVF9gsJl9t2D4WgPyYBUj32KOe94UD9dr2kU/edit#gid=1335206448



I am marking status one by one. So it's gonna take a while.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: JubJubCity on Sun, 27 May 2018, 23:32:37
Here's the order form link for anyone who wants to check the status of shipment:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c523P0coVF9gsJl9t2D4WgPyYBUj32KOe94UD9dr2kU/edit#gid=1335206448
Not sure how up to date this form is as i received a tracking Via text from DHL regarding the shipment from Hong Kong but on the sheet it does not reflect that my order has been shipped.




Here's the order form link for anyone who wants to check the status of shipment:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c523P0coVF9gsJl9t2D4WgPyYBUj32KOe94UD9dr2kU/edit#gid=1335206448



I am marking status one by one. So it's gonna need a while.

Understood
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: foxlive on Mon, 28 May 2018, 07:15:45
Received my tracking number earlier today! Yeahh :D  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: bball2 on Mon, 28 May 2018, 11:50:40
Received my tracking number earlier today! Yeahh :D  :cool:

Same! Mine is already in North America  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: BobCarltheThird on Mon, 28 May 2018, 15:03:49
Received my tracking number earlier today! Yeahh :D  :cool:

Same! Mine is already in North America  :thumb:

I'm getting mine on Tuesday. I've had packages from within the US take longer to get here  :))
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: broden on Mon, 28 May 2018, 15:09:56
Western Europe here, I just got a txt from DHL with an ETA of Thu 31st.
Whatever that shipping option was, I think it was a really good one.
Will report back end of the week, I think the first kits are definitely arriving by then. :)


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: Brammm87 on Mon, 28 May 2018, 15:36:18
I'm in Western Europe as well, Belgium. My DHL shipping notice says it'll arrive tomorrow. I'm stoked! DHL Express is really good shipping. Zeal uses it too. I've gotten packages from Canada  to here in less than 48 hours.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: Oatburner on Mon, 28 May 2018, 15:55:24
Received mine today. The silver one has some small marks/splotches on the back and bottom, not noticeable from the front though. Dark grey looks perfect. Very happy with these boards overall. They are very light.

(https://i.imgur.com/RDrJKCY.jpg)

The RGB LEDs work very well as a flash light. I think I'll hang my extra PCB from the ceiling to brighten the room up some.

(https://i.imgur.com/vUToo2S.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: Daellin on Mon, 28 May 2018, 17:18:32
Received mine today. The silver one has some small marks/splotches on the back and bottom, not noticeable from the front though. Dark grey looks perfect. Very happy with these boards overall. They are very light.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/RDrJKCY.jpg)



Is that the black case?

Super hyped, I have lubed, filmed MX Zilents and genuine cherry stabs ready to be added in.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 28 May 2018, 17:50:18
Dark grey looks perfect.

Is that the black case?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: JubJubCity on Mon, 28 May 2018, 17:53:02
Received mine today. The silver one has some small marks/splotches on the back and bottom, not noticeable from the front though. Dark grey looks perfect. Very happy with these boards overall. They are very light.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/RDrJKCY.jpg)


The RGB LEDs work very well as a flash light. I think I'll hang my extra PCB from the ceiling to brighten the room up some.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/vUToo2S.jpg)

If that's the grey thats darker than i thought lol
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: Oatburner on Mon, 28 May 2018, 18:06:54
Received mine today. The silver one has some small marks/splotches on the back and bottom, not noticeable from the front though. Dark grey looks perfect. Very happy with these boards overall. They are very light.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/RDrJKCY.jpg)


The RGB LEDs work very well as a flash light. I think I'll hang my extra PCB from the ceiling to brighten the room up some.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/vUToo2S.jpg)

If that's the grey thats darker than i thought lol

It is dark grey. At least, that's what I ordered, and it doesn't look black to me. Personally I'm glad it's darker, because my Revo RJ was dark grey but still lighter than I would have liked.

(https://i.imgur.com/lLRBVv8.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: Daellin on Mon, 28 May 2018, 19:20:46
Dark grey looks perfect.

Is that the black case?

Oops. I swear, I can read!

The dark grey definitely looks nice, I didn't even know there was an option for it (guess i can't read after all). Would look great with Oblivion
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Mon, 28 May 2018, 20:33:54
Received mine today. The silver one has some small marks/splotches on the back and bottom, not noticeable from the front though. Dark grey looks perfect. Very happy with these boards overall. They are very light.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/RDrJKCY.jpg)



Damn, those look really good with the red plates... Now I can't wait for mine to show up tomorrow.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: Stagione on Mon, 28 May 2018, 21:13:54
Received mine today. The silver one has some small marks/splotches on the back and bottom, not noticeable from the front though. Dark grey looks perfect. Very happy with these boards overall. They are very light.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/RDrJKCY.jpg)


The RGB LEDs work very well as a flash light. I think I'll hang my extra PCB from the ceiling to brighten the room up some.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/vUToo2S.jpg)

If that's the grey thats darker than i thought lol

Not sure how I feel about this. The sample pictures made the grey take on a blue tinge because of the lighting, and I really liked the colour. Guess I'll have to wait and see.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping, tracking number waiting to be updated)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 28 May 2018, 21:30:02
Received mine today. The silver one has some small marks/splotches on the back and bottom, not noticeable from the front though. Dark grey looks perfect. Very happy with these boards overall. They are very light.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/RDrJKCY.jpg)


The RGB LEDs work very well as a flash light. I think I'll hang my extra PCB from the ceiling to brighten the room up some.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/vUToo2S.jpg)


Received mine today. The silver one has some small marks/splotches on the back and bottom, not noticeable from the front though. Dark grey looks perfect. Very happy with these boards overall. They are very light.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/RDrJKCY.jpg)


The RGB LEDs work very well as a flash light. I think I'll hang my extra PCB from the ceiling to brighten the room up some.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/vUToo2S.jpg)

If that's the grey thats darker than i thought lol

Not sure how I feel about this. The sample pictures made the grey take on a blue tinge because of the lighting, and I really liked the colour. Guess I'll have to wait and see.

Received mine today. The silver one has some small marks/splotches on the back and bottom, not noticeable from the front though. Dark grey looks perfect. Very happy with these boards overall. They are very light.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/RDrJKCY.jpg)


The RGB LEDs work very well as a flash light. I think I'll hang my extra PCB from the ceiling to brighten the room up some.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/vUToo2S.jpg)

If that's the grey thats darker than i thought lol

It is dark grey. At least, that's what I ordered, and it doesn't look black to me. Personally I'm glad it's darker, because my Revo RJ was dark grey but still lighter than I would have liked.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/lLRBVv8.jpg)


Glad to see you got it! :thumb:
Colors of aluminum cases show different depth depends on your light source when taking photos.
Actually the pic in second quote is very close to what you guys are gonna see. You can notice it's a bit dark in the bed background one.

But I am happy to see any photo is going to shown in thread. Please feel free to leave any comment so we can reference for our products in the future. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: TheIronCore on Tue, 29 May 2018, 01:37:58
Received mine today. The silver one has some small marks/splotches on the back and bottom, not noticeable from the front though. Dark grey looks perfect. Very happy with these boards overall. They are very light.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/RDrJKCY.jpg)


The RGB LEDs work very well as a flash light. I think I'll hang my extra PCB from the ceiling to brighten the room up some.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/vUToo2S.jpg)

Those look freaking amazing with the red plate! Dark Grey looks crazy awesome 🤩

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Tue, 29 May 2018, 06:02:18
In Scandinavia and just picked up this beauty

(https://i.imgur.com/tLOpA3r.jpg)

It's darker and more bordeaux or wine like in real life, my camera is making it more red than it is.

Its absolutely stunning to see it in person, it's the most beautiful piece of hardware I've ever had between my hands.


Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: KeLorean on Tue, 29 May 2018, 07:48:17
DHL is coming today



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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: KeLorean on Tue, 29 May 2018, 08:08:08
In Scandinavia and just picked up this beauty

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/tLOpA3r.jpg)


It's darker and more bordeaux or wine like in real life, my camera is making it more red than it is.

Its absolutely stunning to see it in person, it's the most beautiful piece of hardware I've ever had between my hands.


wow! that does looks pretty amazing! good choice in colors. what caps are u gonna put on it?


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Tue, 29 May 2018, 08:28:10
In Scandinavia and just picked up this beauty

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/tLOpA3r.jpg)


It's darker and more bordeaux or wine like in real life, my camera is making it more red than it is.

Its absolutely stunning to see it in person, it's the most beautiful piece of hardware I've ever had between my hands.


wow! that does looks pretty amazing! good choice in colors. what caps are u gonna put on it?


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Gmk Red Samurai
(http://i.imgur.com/Z1kl3pK.png)

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Tue, 29 May 2018, 08:41:24
In Scandinavia and just picked up this beauty

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/tLOpA3r.jpg)


It's darker and more bordeaux or wine like in real life, my camera is making it more red than it is.

Its absolutely stunning to see it in person, it's the most beautiful piece of hardware I've ever had between my hands.



Wow, that's gorgeous with that brass plate. That's definitely going to be one really nice looking board.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: Brammm87 on Tue, 29 May 2018, 08:41:59
(https://i.imgur.com/8Hcubce.jpg)

Mine showed up today as well. I don't know yet which switches I'm gonna use... I'm thinking linears as I wanna take it to the coworking space I'm at, which requires silence.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: typischt on Tue, 29 May 2018, 08:48:05
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/8Hcubce.jpg)


Mine showed up today as well. I don't know yet which switches I'm gonna use... I'm thinking linears as I wanna take it to the coworking space I'm at, which requires silence.
Wow, blue is hot, congrats! I was really torn between blue and grey and went for grey in the end. But no regrets so far, also really liking the grey pictures posted here!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: Brammm87 on Tue, 29 May 2018, 09:22:18
Macro shot of the anodizing and the badge

(https://i.imgur.com/37owvCd.jpg)

I've only found one tiny scratch on the inside of the bottom plate, otherwise my anodizing looks perfect. Gonna have to find a good cable for this board, not gonna use the bright red OnePlus cable from my phone :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: donut_sauce on Tue, 29 May 2018, 09:27:10
Macro shot of the anodizing and the badge

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/37owvCd.jpg)


Gonna have to find a good cable for this board, not gonna use the bright red OnePlus cable from my phone :p
Is anyone making any fun usb-c cables?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: Brammm87 on Tue, 29 May 2018, 10:22:36
I'm on the fence wether or not to add in switch lighting, but as I'm going with BOX Navy switches, I'll have to install them first anyway. I'm not super familiar with TMK/QMK: will it be possible to toggle the in switch lighting off independently from the RGB elements on the right?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: donut_sauce on Tue, 29 May 2018, 10:38:50
I'm on the fence wether or not to add in switch lighting, but as I'm going with BOX Navy switches, I'll have to install them first anyway. I'm not super familiar with TMK/QMK: will it be possible to toggle the in switch lighting off independently from the RGB elements on the right?
yes
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: eyedrop on Tue, 29 May 2018, 11:16:26
Mine is scheduled to arrive today also.  Still not sure what keycaps I'm going to use since I got dark red.

Anyone has any recommendation of an angled usb c cable for this particular board?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: _ODIN_ on Tue, 29 May 2018, 12:19:12
Possible round 2 in the future : ) ?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: BobCarltheThird on Tue, 29 May 2018, 12:23:14
Possible round 2 in the future : ) ?

The runner has said further up the thread that this is the last time that the board will be ran.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Tue, 29 May 2018, 12:25:50
Possible round 2 in the future : ) ?

The runner has said further up the thread that this is the last time that the board will be ran.

Yeah, this was already round 3...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: dwarflemur on Tue, 29 May 2018, 12:35:12
Got the text that mine is out for delivery today (California)!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: MisterKnife on Tue, 29 May 2018, 14:11:59
(https://i.imgur.com/tEX9iBG.jpg)

Added 1965. But only had plate mounted stabs:-(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: TheIronCore on Tue, 29 May 2018, 14:18:37
Macro shot of the anodizing and the badge

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/37owvCd.jpg)


Gonna have to find a good cable for this board, not gonna use the bright red OnePlus cable from my phone :p
Is anyone making any fun usb-c cables?

https://zapcables.com/design-your-own-detachable-cable/
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: CustomerSupport on Tue, 29 May 2018, 14:27:37
In Scandinavia and just picked up this beauty

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/tLOpA3r.jpg)


It's darker and more bordeaux or wine like in real life, my camera is making it more red than it is.

Its absolutely stunning to see it in person, it's the most beautiful piece of hardware I've ever had between my hands.


wow! that does looks pretty amazing! good choice in colors. what caps are u gonna put on it?


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STOP. That's gonna look gorgeous
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: KeLorean on Tue, 29 May 2018, 14:33:58
In Scandinavia and just picked up this beauty

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/tLOpA3r.jpg)


It's darker and more bordeaux or wine like in real life, my camera is making it more red than it is.

Its absolutely stunning to see it in person, it's the most beautiful piece of hardware I've ever had between my hands.


i keep seeing this and im convinced it is perfect as it is, so either 1)you need to find see-through switches and caps or 2)spend your 401K on sold gold keycaps :)


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: GreyAmbience on Tue, 29 May 2018, 14:44:13
In Scandinavia and just picked up this beauty

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/tLOpA3r.jpg)


It's darker and more bordeaux or wine like in real life, my camera is making it more red than it is.

Its absolutely stunning to see it in person, it's the most beautiful piece of hardware I've ever had between my hands.


wow! that does looks pretty amazing! good choice in colors. what caps are u gonna put on it?


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Gmk Red Samurai
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Z1kl3pK.png)


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STOP. That's gonna look gorgeous


The hardest part is going to pick what artisan to use 🤔
(https://i.imgur.com/9o6qoUM.jpg)


oh and Kailh Pro Burgundy switches of course.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: KeLorean on Tue, 29 May 2018, 14:46:49
In Scandinavia and just picked up this beauty

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/tLOpA3r.jpg)


It's darker and more bordeaux or wine like in real life, my camera is making it more red than it is.

Its absolutely stunning to see it in person, it's the most beautiful piece of hardware I've ever had between my hands.


wow! that does looks pretty amazing! good choice in colors. what caps are u gonna put on it?


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Gmk Red Samurai
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Z1kl3pK.png)


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STOP. That's gonna look gorgeous


The hardest part is going to pick what artisan to use
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/9o6qoUM.jpg)



oh and Kailh Pro Burgundy switches of course.
yeah buddy! thats not a bad set of black, red, golds. canít wait to see the completed build


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: danielucf on Tue, 29 May 2018, 15:44:37
I got mine, really regretting only getting silver. Still looks really nice. Might be a minor blemish or two which I can probably live with until I powder coat or some other new finish.

It went to my old address which luckily was only a 5 minute drive from the new place and the guy handed it right over  :-X

Also just realized I only added a brass plate and no second PCB. So either I need to buy a PCB, or sell a silver plate.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: DasGnome on Tue, 29 May 2018, 15:47:21
Just picked mine up. The red is even more beautiful in person. Sadly I have a little anodization error on the front so the raw aluminum peeks through....oh well. :-[

This is a tough one to pick keycaps for. I have GMk Red Samurai coming, but I may end up using dev/tty beige or, if that's not beige enough, 9009
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: clickityClackity on Tue, 29 May 2018, 16:18:30
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180529/ed8ba85f22d8a525cde0259dfa82165a.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: sacklunch on Tue, 29 May 2018, 16:21:55
Can someone shed some light here. I ordered a titanium badge ($26), which should be extra, yes? I have the brass badge on mine, but don't see another badge in my package. Anyone else missing theirs?

*edit* for those of you also confused, the extra badge will be in a small cut in the white foam.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: Lvlc on Tue, 29 May 2018, 16:43:59
Has anyone fully put together the board yet? I finished all the soldering just to find that the screws for usb-c connector pcb are missing.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: ptiede on Tue, 29 May 2018, 16:45:06
Has anyone fully put together the board yet? I finished all the soldering just to find that the screws for usb-c connector pcb are missing.
My screws were already in the case in their holes. I had to unscrew them first
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: danielucf on Tue, 29 May 2018, 17:00:05
I have not removed the PCB from the packaging inside the case yet, but is there a way to build with a 7x spacebar? Or is it only the split (2.25 and 2.75) or 6.25 layout?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: dwarflemur on Tue, 29 May 2018, 17:03:30
Macro shot of the anodizing and the badge

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/37owvCd.jpg)


I've only found one tiny scratch on the inside of the bottom plate, otherwise my anodizing looks perfect. Gonna have to find a good cable for this board, not gonna use the bright red OnePlus cable from my phone :p

I got this color as well, it looks even better in person. This board is seriously incredible looking.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: Bael_Zharon on Tue, 29 May 2018, 17:10:47
Holy crap, these are so beautiful. Remember, if you're looking to sell one, please let me know! Really sad I missed out on this.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: donut_sauce on Tue, 29 May 2018, 17:17:29
Backspace or Split Backspace? What's everyone thinking about doing? I haven't seen a split backspace ca66 yet
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: ptiede on Tue, 29 May 2018, 17:19:14
I'll be doing a split backspace.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: ctrl on Tue, 29 May 2018, 17:27:13
Sweden here. Picked it up at the post office today.

Dark red case looking intensely gorgeous! And it got better. I couldn't decide on a plate/badge color combo so I got both badges as well as gold, silver and brass plates. Glad I did. The mirror polished brass plate is one hell of a heavy and thick slab, shining at me like deer's eyes caught in headlights. I paired it with the titanium badge and it was a match made in heaven; the titanium bringing the surface back a little, letting that mirror polish shine. It will look amazing with light grey keycaps.

A few minor issues. The anodizing hadn't taken in a few places. Ca 2 mm inside the USB-C cutout, quite visible, but won't be when hooked up to a cable. There were also two barely visible ones (I had to look hard for these): a really small dot in the middle of the back between the rubber feet and a one mm hairline on one of the edges. Nothing major. Overall the anodizing looks perfect.

The inside had blemishes here and there, mostly on the inside of the back plate, on screw standoffs and white discoloring around the USB-C cutout. Once assembled none of that will be visible though.

But wasn't it supposed to come with two strips of rubber feet? I only got one...

Overall, a damn fine keyboard! I'm really happy about having joined this GB and look forward to building it.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: CustomerSupport on Tue, 29 May 2018, 17:28:55
Show Image
Show Image
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In Scandinavia and just picked up this beauty

(https://i.imgur.com/tLOpA3r.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/tLOpA3r.jpg)


It's darker and more bordeaux or wine like in real life, my camera is making it more red than it is.

Its absolutely stunning to see it in person, it's the most beautiful piece of hardware I've ever had between my hands.

(https://emoji.tapatalk-cdn.com/emoji485.png) (https://emoji.tapatalk-cdn.com/emoji485.png)

wow! that does looks pretty amazing! good choice in colors. what caps are u gonna put on it?


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Gmk Red Samurai
(http://i.imgur.com/Z1kl3pK.png) (http://i.imgur.com/Z1kl3pK.png)

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STOP. That's gonna look gorgeous


The hardest part is going to pick what artisan to use 🤔
(https://i.imgur.com/9o6qoUM.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/9o6qoUM.jpg)


oh and Kailh Pro Burgundy switches of course.

I vote either Solid Gold Esc or the Darth Vader/Transformer-looking dude.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: KeLorean on Tue, 29 May 2018, 17:32:36
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180529/a08a9738ab6a3bb1a3739db2e1935cf1.jpg)
all i can say is WOW! i got the gray, with silver and brass opt for plate/badge. this pic does this baby no justice. i think the gray was the most highly ordered and u folks will not be disappointed. happy keeb building everyone.


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: Oatburner on Tue, 29 May 2018, 17:37:09
Backspace or Split Backspace? What's everyone thinking about doing? I haven't seen a split backspace ca66 yet

I did split

(https://i.imgur.com/Dgayjh2.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: ptiede on Tue, 29 May 2018, 17:41:44
Has anyone used screw in stabs for their build? I'm wondering if I need to use electrical tape to prevent a short or if the pcb is fine
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: typischt on Tue, 29 May 2018, 17:45:10
Backspace or Split Backspace? What's everyone thinking about doing? I haven't seen a split backspace ca66 yet

I did split

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Dgayjh2.jpg)

Nice, so stunning!
What switches did you use?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: breckstar on Tue, 29 May 2018, 17:57:01
Anyone else missing 3 screws for the USB-C daughter board?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: donut_sauce on Tue, 29 May 2018, 20:00:01
dhl just showed up. the texture is really nice and smooth/matte feeling. now to test the pcb's
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: CptSpck on Tue, 29 May 2018, 20:34:11
dhl just showed up. the texture is really nice and smooth/matte feeling. now to test the pcb's
(Attachment Link)

Wow, Iíd completely forgotten that purple was an option. There were so many fantastic colors on this GB that I almost regret getting a plain grey, but I feel like itíll be hard to find a key cap set that matches well.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: eyedrop on Tue, 29 May 2018, 20:36:51
Just got mine as well. This looks a lot darker than I would have imagined.  Is this dark red? Or brown?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180530/dff2c5e642cd5ff27430f5cca936e2c4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180530/b2ef2d3a22375ab03360dbc8407ae755.jpg)

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: TestostoBoost on Tue, 29 May 2018, 20:44:17
Received mine today. The case and plate look amazing. One of the PCBs arrived with an LED that had fallen off so I ended up using my spare PCB for the main build. Is there any way for me to get another spare PCB?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: donut_sauce on Tue, 29 May 2018, 20:53:59
Has anyone flashed QMK to their PCB yet? Can't seem to get it into bootloader. I held down ESC when plugging it in but the PC can't find the device?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 29 May 2018, 21:07:19
In Scandinavia and just picked up this beauty

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/tLOpA3r.jpg)


It's darker and more bordeaux or wine like in real life, my camera is making it more red than it is.

Its absolutely stunning to see it in person, it's the most beautiful piece of hardware I've ever had between my hands.




Congrats! Love the set up with the pen. Looks so shine putting together. :cool:

Macro shot of the anodizing and the badge

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/37owvCd.jpg)


I've only found one tiny scratch on the inside of the bottom plate, otherwise my anodizing looks perfect. Gonna have to find a good cable for this board, not gonna use the bright red OnePlus cable from my phone :p

Dat macro mate. Thanks for the amazing photo. :thumb:

Possible round 2 in the future : ) ?

The runner has said further up the thread that this is the last time that the board will be ran.

Yeah, this was already round 3...

We'll see. ;D

I got mine, really regretting only getting silver. Still looks really nice. Might be a minor blemish or two which I can probably live with until I powder coat or some other new finish.

It went to my old address which luckily was only a 5 minute drive from the new place and the guy handed it right over  :-X

Also just realized I only added a brass plate and no second PCB. So either I need to buy a PCB, or sell a silver plate.

Glad you saved it! Hope you enjoy your keeb. :thumb:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/tEX9iBG.jpg)


Added 1965. But only had plate mounted stabs:-(

Loves the look with 1965. :p

Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180529/ed8ba85f22d8a525cde0259dfa82165a.jpg)


Remember to test the pcb first mate. :thumb:

I have not removed the PCB from the packaging inside the case yet, but is there a way to build with a 7x spacebar? Or is it only the split (2.25 and 2.75) or 6.25 layout?

7u spacebar is not supported as you can see from the starting of thread. Both split and 6.25u work.

Sweden here. Picked it up at the post office today.

Dark red case looking intensely gorgeous! And it got better. I couldn't decide on a plate/badge color combo so I got both badges as well as gold, silver and brass plates. Glad I did. The mirror polished brass plate is one hell of a heavy and thick slab, shining at me like deer's eyes caught in headlights. I paired it with the titanium badge and it was a match made in heaven; the titanium bringing the surface back a little, letting that mirror polish shine. It will look amazing with light grey keycaps.

A few minor issues. The anodizing hadn't taken in a few places. Ca 2 mm inside the USB-C cutout, quite visible, but won't be when hooked up to a cable. There were also two barely visible ones (I had to look hard for these): a really small dot in the middle of the back between the rubber feet and a one mm hairline on one of the edges. Nothing major. Overall the anodizing looks perfect.

The inside had blemishes here and there, mostly on the inside of the back plate, on screw standoffs and white discoloring around the USB-C cutout. Once assembled none of that will be visible though.

But wasn't it supposed to come with two strips of rubber feet? I only got one...

Overall, a damn fine keyboard! I'm really happy about having joined this GB and look forward to building it.

Mate you are so good at making sentences to describe it haha. Glad you like it even though there might be some issues we had some hard time to fix.
Can't wait to see your photos after assembly. ;D

Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180529/a08a9738ab6a3bb1a3739db2e1935cf1.jpg)

all i can say is WOW! i got the gray, with silver and brass opt for plate/badge. this pic does this baby no justice. i think the gray was the most highly ordered and u folks will not be disappointed. happy keeb building everyone.


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Gray matches almost with everything well! Please share some pics when you finish it up. :thumb:

Backspace or Split Backspace? What's everyone thinking about doing? I haven't seen a split backspace ca66 yet

I did split

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Dgayjh2.jpg)


Nice set up mate. One of my mate was doing the same combo and it did look so nice. :eek:

dhl just showed up. the texture is really nice and smooth/matte feeling. now to test the pcb's
(Attachment Link)


Nice to see someone got a Barry purple. ;D

Just got mine as well. This looks a lot darker than I would have imagined.  Is this dark red? Or brown?
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180530/dff2c5e642cd5ff27430f5cca936e2c4.jpg)
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180530/b2ef2d3a22375ab03360dbc8407ae755.jpg)


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It looks like dark red as the photo is quite dark and a bit blue.

Just picked mine up. The red is even more beautiful in person. Sadly I have a little anodization error on the front so the raw aluminum peeks through....oh well. :-[

This is a tough one to pick keycaps for. I have GMk Red Samurai coming, but I may end up using dev/tty beige or, if that's not beige enough, 9009

Can you email me the photo for checking it?

Has anyone fully put together the board yet? I finished all the soldering just to find that the screws for usb-c connector pcb are missing.

Anyone else missing 3 screws for the USB-C daughter board?

Those 3 screws for USB connector should be installed in their holes. If you can't find them that means we probably missing to put them in. :-[
They are M2.5*5. It would be great if you guys can find them near your place, since it would be so awkward for just sending 3 screws. :-\
Here is the pic.
[attach=1]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: Lvlc on Tue, 29 May 2018, 21:15:11
Has anyone flashed QMK to their PCB yet? Can't seem to get it into bootloader. I held down ESC when plugging it in but the PC can't find the device?

That worked for me at least to get into the bootloader. I flashed TMK and everything worked perfectly. I used a 70 key layout. Maybe test if you can hit layer 1 and press b.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: donut_sauce on Tue, 29 May 2018, 21:21:49
Has anyone flashed QMK to their PCB yet? Can't seem to get it into bootloader. I held down ESC when plugging it in but the PC can't find the device?

That worked for me at least to get into the bootloader. I flashed TMK and everything worked perfectly. I used a 70 key layout. Maybe test if you can hit layer 1 and press b.
thanks for getting back to me. what's layer1/b. is that reset?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: Daellin on Tue, 29 May 2018, 21:32:44
Anyone know what the second key down of the top right is? It's the one right of the \ | key.

The one above it seems to change the RGB effect, but I'm not sure what this one does.

I checked the QMK layout, but it seems to have [Print Screen] for the top-right key, so it's actually wrong.

Nothing is registering on http://www.keyboardtester.com/ for the key either.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: jlboi69 on Tue, 29 May 2018, 21:32:59
Expecting mine to arrive at my door within the next hour. Has anyone successfully flashed QMK onto their PCB? I just found out there's a CA66 entry in the QMK branch.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: donut_sauce on Tue, 29 May 2018, 21:33:37
Expecting mine to arrive at my door within the next hour. Has anyone successfully flashed QMK onto their PCB? I just found out there's a CA66 entry in the QMK branch.
i'm trying too in vain...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: donut_sauce on Tue, 29 May 2018, 21:34:24
neither QMK Toolbox or atmel flip can see the device when it's in bootloader
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: Lvlc on Tue, 29 May 2018, 21:41:01
Expecting mine to arrive at my door within the next hour. Has anyone successfully flashed QMK onto their PCB? I just found out there's a CA66 entry in the QMK branch.

neither QMK Toolbox or atmel flip can see the device when it's in bootloader

This is my first time flashing a keyboard, so I opted to not build and compile QMK. But anyways it should be the same because all you need is the hex file right?
Maybe try http://ydkb.io/?ca66# and download the DL Reflash Tool.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: donut_sauce on Tue, 29 May 2018, 22:11:13
Expecting mine to arrive at my door within the next hour. Has anyone successfully flashed QMK onto their PCB? I just found out there's a CA66 entry in the QMK branch.

neither QMK Toolbox or atmel flip can see the device when it's in bootloader

This is my first time flashing a keyboard, so I opted to not build and compile QMK. But anyways it should be the same because all you need is the hex file right?
Maybe try http://ydkb.io/?ca66# and download the DL Reflash Tool.
Yeah, i finally got it working. the mistake I made was I thought i could use qmk toolbox or atmel flip but it looks like you have to use the DL Reflash which is kind of a bummer but not too big a deal.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: Lormania on Tue, 29 May 2018, 22:34:34
Congrats to all your beautiful boards! If there are extras I call a purple 😊. Keep the pics going boys!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: clickityClackity on Tue, 29 May 2018, 22:46:30
Cool as ****! Spacebars will prob be changed soon but wanted to share it so far!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180530/ee025ea4aba07cfea4828b3c4d5eb9c5.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180530/3617e2d38ecd0d4cb4792a6dcace5e7e.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: danielucf on Tue, 29 May 2018, 23:15:00
Nothing happens when I plug in the keyboard. Tested while holding escape, and verified that the cable works fine by connecting my phone.

Is there a soldering guide somewhere? Or should it just be as easy as solder the switches and go.

Picture album. (https://imgur.com/a/obnzvbY)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: ptiede on Wed, 30 May 2018, 00:35:22
Has anyone figured out how to flash this thing? I am using linus and get a string read error when trying to plug in it while holding escape
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 30 May 2018, 00:43:54
Hi guys just quickly made a flashing guide while Geekhack server was unstable.
Here's the guide: https://goo.gl/LDJ5KV

Ask me anything if you have problem flashing your PCB. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: dwarflemur on Wed, 30 May 2018, 00:44:53
Waiting for laser to finish this off, looks great
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: ptiede on Wed, 30 May 2018, 01:09:57
Got it working thanks for the guide! Also this is an amazing board. I will take pictures tomorrow to post.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: eyedrop on Wed, 30 May 2018, 01:38:55
Upon closer inspection, I noticed uneven anodization on the bottom where I can see the some aluminum as well.   :(

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 30 May 2018, 01:54:16
Expecting mine to arrive at my door within the next hour. Has anyone successfully flashed QMK onto their PCB? I just found out there's a CA66 entry in the QMK branch.

neither QMK Toolbox or atmel flip can see the device when it's in bootloader

This is my first time flashing a keyboard, so I opted to not build and compile QMK. But anyways it should be the same because all you need is the hex file right?
Maybe try http://ydkb.io/?ca66# and download the DL Reflash Tool.
Yeah, i finally got it working. the mistake I made was I thought i could use qmk toolbox or atmel flip but it looks like you have to use the DL Reflash which is kind of a bummer but not too big a deal.

I was about to answer but GH was done for a while.
Happy to see you work through it. :thumb:

Cool as ****! Spacebars will prob be changed soon but wanted to share it so far!

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Nice build mate. Gray is so good with everything. :p

Nothing happens when I plug in the keyboard. Tested while holding escape, and verified that the cable works fine by connecting my phone.

Is there a soldering guide somewhere? Or should it just be as easy as solder the switches and go.

Picture album. (https://imgur.com/a/obnzvbY)

There's no need to solder for USB connector. Is the FFC connected correctly for it?
Are you using screw in stablizers?

Got it working thanks for the guide! Also this is an amazing board. I will take pictures tomorrow to post.

 :thumb:

Upon closer inspection, I noticed uneven anodization on the bottom where I can see the some aluminum as well.   :(



Hold on. Let's see what we can do.

Update:

Can you try wiping it with a cloth, maybe with a bit of neutral cleaner to see if it's removable?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: wowremy on Wed, 30 May 2018, 02:49:33
Are there any extra kits available for purchase?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PhreshPrinceOfChinaTown on Wed, 30 May 2018, 04:02:12
(https://i.imgur.com/S0mHtNE.jpg)

This exceeded my expectations massively! Its Beautiful!

Haven't decided on switches yet, but got my lube and zeal stabs ready.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: danielucf on Wed, 30 May 2018, 07:15:11


Nothing happens when I plug in the keyboard. Tested while holding escape, and verified that the cable works fine by connecting my phone.

Is there a soldering guide somewhere? Or should it just be as easy as solder the switches and go.

Picture album. (https://imgur.com/a/obnzvbY)

There's no need to solder for USB connector. Is the FFC connected correctly for it?
Are you using screw in stablizers?


I was using screw in, but had paper protecting everything nearby. Now I have removed all the screws and no change. I will double check the FFC connector.

EDIT: Disconnected and reconnected both ends of the FFC, still not working  :'(

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: sysfury on Wed, 30 May 2018, 08:25:47
Silver with brass plate(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180530/3e229c3d9ab09f40f9e6544ce0be566f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180530/2dbbf5e0925f8fdc6fa9adf6425bf56b.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: mkarlsson on Wed, 30 May 2018, 08:58:35
Oh guys, those look so good!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping almost done)
Post by: DasGnome on Wed, 30 May 2018, 09:17:56

Just picked mine up. The red is even more beautiful in person. Sadly I have a little anodization error on the front so the raw aluminum peeks through....oh well. :-[

This is a tough one to pick keycaps for. I have GMk Red Samurai coming, but I may end up using dev/tty beige or, if that's not beige enough, 9009

Can you email me the photo for checking it?


yj7272098@gmail.com Is this the right email? if not, they're going to be very confused... lol
Here's what it looks like
(https://i.imgur.com/rLP1l7E.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: TheIronCore on Wed, 30 May 2018, 09:20:53
Silver with brass plate
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180530/3e229c3d9ab09f40f9e6544ce0be566f.jpg)
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(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180530/2dbbf5e0925f8fdc6fa9adf6425bf56b.jpg)

Hot damn silver looks good!!!

Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: foxlive on Wed, 30 May 2018, 09:43:36
just received mine.
I try to flash the pcb, whitout succes. I saw the guide but it is windows based. I am on macos. Since it is a qmk I compiled the firmware in qmk, then i plugged the keyboard while holding escape. no led light up, but it is not seen by the computer to be flashed.

:( !

Does someone has a solution?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: ptiede on Wed, 30 May 2018, 09:46:49
just received mine.
I try to flash the pcb, whitout succes. I saw the guide but it is windows based. I am on macos. Since it is a qmk I compiled the firmware in qmk, then i plugged the keyboard while holding escape. no led light up, but it is not seen by the computer to be flashed.

:( !

Does someone has a solution?
I just talked to someone about this and apparently it uses a new type of bootloader so it isn't compatible with the qmk flasher. I flashed qmk onto it using their tool. I had a steal my friends computer since I only use Linux  :p

Ill probably start thinking about a way to get around this later but right now I think you have to use their tool.


Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: foxlive on Wed, 30 May 2018, 09:53:10
just received mine.
I try to flash the pcb, whitout succes. I saw the guide but it is windows based. I am on macos. Since it is a qmk I compiled the firmware in qmk, then i plugged the keyboard while holding escape. no led light up, but it is not seen by the computer to be flashed.

:( !

Does someone has a solution?
I just talked to someone about this and apparently it uses a new type of bootloader so it isn't compatible with the qmk flasher. I flashed qmk onto it using their tool. I had a steal my friends computer since I only use Linux  :p

Ill probably start thinking about a way to get around this later but right now I think you have to use their tool.

SUUUPPEEER annoying.. I hope virtual machine works.. I have no windows at home (hate this os so badly)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 30 May 2018, 10:07:19


Nothing happens when I plug in the keyboard. Tested while holding escape, and verified that the cable works fine by connecting my phone.

Is there a soldering guide somewhere? Or should it just be as easy as solder the switches and go.

Picture album. (https://imgur.com/a/obnzvbY)

There's no need to solder for USB connector. Is the FFC connected correctly for it?
Are you using screw in stablizers?


I was using screw in, but had paper protecting everything nearby. Now I have removed all the screws and no change. I will double check the FFC connector.

EDIT: Disconnected and reconnected both ends of the FFC, still not working  :'(



I hope it's just the FFC problem, that would be easy to deal with it.
Can you check if there's any component missing, or maybe change a cable to see if it works?

Silver with brass plate
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180530/3e229c3d9ab09f40f9e6544ce0be566f.jpg)
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(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180530/2dbbf5e0925f8fdc6fa9adf6425bf56b.jpg)


That absolutely looks dope. :)


Just picked mine up. The red is even more beautiful in person. Sadly I have a little anodization error on the front so the raw aluminum peeks through....oh well. :-[

This is a tough one to pick keycaps for. I have GMk Red Samurai coming, but I may end up using dev/tty beige or, if that's not beige enough, 9009

Can you email me the photo for checking it?


yj7272098@gmail.com Is this the right email? if not, they're going to be very confused... lol
Here's what it looks like
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/rLP1l7E.jpg)



Sent you back a mail. Please check.

just received mine.
I try to flash the pcb, whitout succes. I saw the guide but it is windows based. I am on macos. Since it is a qmk I compiled the firmware in qmk, then i plugged the keyboard while holding escape. no led light up, but it is not seen by the computer to be flashed.

:( !

Does someone has a solution?
I just talked to someone about this and apparently it uses a new type of bootloader so it isn't compatible with the qmk flasher. I flashed qmk onto it using their tool. I had a steal my friends computer since I only use Linux  :p

Ill probably start thinking about a way to get around this later but right now I think you have to use their tool.

SUUUPPEEER annoying.. I hope virtual machine works.. I have no windows at home (hate this os so badly)

Yeah the Mac os is not supported at the moment. Need to find a Windows based pc for flashing.  :blank:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: donut_sauce on Wed, 30 May 2018, 10:35:05
just received mine.
I try to flash the pcb, whitout succes. I saw the guide but it is windows based. I am on macos. Since it is a qmk I compiled the firmware in qmk, then i plugged the keyboard while holding escape. no led light up, but it is not seen by the computer to be flashed.

:( !

Does someone has a solution?
I just talked to someone about this and apparently it uses a new type of bootloader so it isn't compatible with the qmk flasher. I flashed qmk onto it using their tool. I had a steal my friends computer since I only use Linux  :p

Ill probably start thinking about a way to get around this later but right now I think you have to use their tool.
I think ISP flashing a new bootloader might be the way to go.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Johnee on Wed, 30 May 2018, 10:42:05
I just realized I havenít gotten a cable yet and I should be receiving the board tomorrow. Are usb-c to usb-c cables supported or do I need to get a usb-c to usb-a?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: vewy_nice on Wed, 30 May 2018, 11:08:46
Does your PC have a usb C port? Mine does, and another usbC board I have works fine C to C.

I can test the CA66 specifically later, but I haven't even taken mine out of the box yet, I have been very busy!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: child on Wed, 30 May 2018, 11:45:06
Do you need this DL Reflash tool every time you want to flash the keyboard or just for initial flashing? I'm on Linux and while I can (albeit reluctantly) use VM to do this once, I'd rather not do this over and over (and I know I'll reflash it several times, because I like tinkering with the layout).
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: donut_sauce on Wed, 30 May 2018, 11:47:43
Do you need this DL Reflash tool every time you want to flash the keyboard or just for initial flashing? I'm on Linux and while I can (albeit reluctantly) use VM to do this once, I'd rather not do this over and over (and I know I'll reflash it several times, because I like tinkering with the layout).
everytime unfortunately. it has a totally different bootloader
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: sacklunch on Wed, 30 May 2018, 12:20:07
*sold!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: fer.real on Wed, 30 May 2018, 13:04:41
I'm considering selling mine, if anyone is interested, PM me.

I have the grey case, brass plate, silver plate, brass badge, titanium badge, + extra pcb. I already soldered box whites on the brass plates, so you will get a free set of switches (the silver plate is untouched). I'm looking to get what I paid. My case is, as far as I can tell, perfect (no scratches/imperfections in anodizing). I'm simply realizing that I need a full keyboard to be productive (I'm writing my dissertation...and I quickly lose patience without all keys).

Nick

PMed
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Stagione on Wed, 30 May 2018, 15:44:18
Those of you who have built it already, did anyone use screw-in stabilizers? Was there any problem with it shorting the PCB?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: ptiede on Wed, 30 May 2018, 15:51:45
Those of you who have built it already, did anyone use screw-in stabilizers? Was there any problem with it shorting the PCB?

I used electrical tape just to be safe
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: dwarflemur on Wed, 30 May 2018, 16:09:12
Those of you who have built it already, did anyone use screw-in stabilizers? Was there any problem with it shorting the PCB?

Nope.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Unforgivable on Wed, 30 May 2018, 17:35:32
Oh guys, those look so good!

I got mine today, however mine too came with a slight dent (before anode).

Sent you a pm with picture. (Messages on GH seem to be working now).

Damage aside, I must say the anode looks great. The board itself looks wonderful, Iím hoping Iím able to jump on an extra with a brass/titanium badge! (If anyone has a dark red one please hit me up!).

You guys made a beautiful board. Canít wait to see whatís next!

Edit: Also, the rubber feet were not placed properly, so the board wobbles a lot. Is it possible at all to purchase replacement rubber feet (In the same style)? :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: dc_in_sf on Wed, 30 May 2018, 18:17:47
Finished my build out:

(https://i.imgur.com/iub5rC5.jpg)

Removed the ribbon cable between the daughter board the main pcb to get it out of the way while soldering, and damaged the retaining clip but it still works well enough (for the moment), would not recommend taking that risk to anyone else.

Waiting for a bunch of keycap sets to come in, so scavenged DSA Granite from my White Fox to put on it, unfortunately the WF uses costar stabilizers and I'd previously had to glue the inserts for the stabilizer into the backspace key, so had to sub in a blank DSA 2u key I had lying around in. It's actually a very dark blue color (hard to make that out in the photo) so doesn't look terrible in person.

Have to say I am really liking this board with DSA profile, may keep these keys on it if I can source a replacement backspace or somehow extract the inserts out of the existing backspace.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: mechengkeys on Wed, 30 May 2018, 18:55:26
Got the board today, it looks great. My only stifle is the surface texture.. does anyone else feel that rough like anodized texture. Does this have to do with the matte-likeness of the silver case and possibly inherent to the process. Overall, it is not that smooth, and doesn't feel like other anodizing.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: dwarflemur on Wed, 30 May 2018, 18:59:38
I'm not sure what people are doing to the ribbon cable, if you are careful it is very safe to take it out while soldering. You need to pull the black part back before pulling the cable out, that's what holds it. After than it just needs to be carefully pulled straight out, not up or to the side.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: eyedrop on Wed, 30 May 2018, 19:12:02
We seriously need to find some right angled cable for this board.   :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: dc_in_sf on Wed, 30 May 2018, 19:51:24
I'm not sure what people are doing to the ribbon cable, if you are careful it is very safe to take it out while soldering. You need to pull the black part back before pulling the cable out, that's what holds it. After than it just needs to be carefully pulled straight out, not up or to the side.

I think my problem was that I thought the clip had to be fully removed to extract the ribbon cable, and doing so broke the legs of the clip. I'm guessing if I had attempted to pull the cable out with the clip partially open it may have worked fine.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: dc_in_sf on Wed, 30 May 2018, 19:56:22
For folks on non windows platforms, the bootloader tool appears to be bootloadhid, which is available on github with instructions for building on *nix platforms. No idea if it would work (i'm actually on windows), but worth trying.

One caveat, is that the tool does not wait for the keyboard to be in bootloader mode like the utility does (at least when I tried the windows version), so you'd need a second keyboard to invoke it.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: 1corazon on Wed, 30 May 2018, 20:09:44
I NEED HIT SO BADLY PLEASE ANY ONE EMAIL ME IF THIS IS AVAILABLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Stagione on Wed, 30 May 2018, 21:11:33
I just got mine today and overall I'm very pleased with the GB.

This is my first time buying a custom board with a brass plate, and I know brass is relatively soft, but mine came with some micro scratches on the front of the plate. I know it's impossible to have it completely free of blemishes and I won't see it once the caps are on, but is this normal?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 30 May 2018, 21:33:27
Finished my build out:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/iub5rC5.jpg)


Removed the ribbon cable between the daughter board the main pcb to get it out of the way while soldering, and damaged the retaining clip but it still works well enough (for the moment), would not recommend taking that risk to anyone else.

Waiting for a bunch of keycap sets to come in, so scavenged DSA Granite from my White Fox to put on it, unfortunately the WF uses costar stabilizers and I'd previously had to glue the inserts for the stabilizer into the backspace key, so had to sub in a blank DSA 2u key I had lying around in. It's actually a very dark blue color (hard to make that out in the photo) so doesn't look terrible in person.

Have to say I am really liking this board with DSA profile, may keep these keys on it if I can source a replacement backspace or somehow extract the inserts out of the existing backspace.

I'm not sure what people are doing to the ribbon cable, if you are careful it is very safe to take it out while soldering. You need to pull the black part back before pulling the cable out, that's what holds it. After than it just needs to be carefully pulled straight out, not up or to the side.

I think my problem was that I thought the clip had to be fully removed to extract the ribbon cable, and doing so broke the legs of the clip. I'm guessing if I had attempted to pull the cable out with the clip partially open it may have worked fine.

All you need to do is to pull the clip out a bit horizontally, then you will be able to remove FFC cable easily.
Didn't think that would cause some problems for you guys haha. :))

Got the board today, it looks great. My only stifle is the surface texture.. does anyone else feel that rough like anodized texture. Does this have to do with the matte-likeness of the silver case and possibly inherent to the process. Overall, it is not that smooth, and doesn't feel like other anodizing.

You were not wrong about your feeling. The difference with other colors was it's process before anodizing.
There was a step which caused more tiny holes on the surface, to make it whiter. As you can have a comparison with photos of R2 silver.
Sorry it does not match your taste, but we were quite satisfied about the result. ;)

I just got mine today and overall I'm very pleased with the GB.

This is my first time buying a custom board with a brass plate, and I know brass is relatively soft, but mine came with some micro scratches on the front of the plate. I know it's impossible to have it completely free of blemishes and I won't see it once the caps are on, but is this normal?

I believe that those tiny scratches are normal as we couldn't make it pure mirror depends on our producing method.
But it's still fine if you can post some photos for me to check them. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: dc_in_sf on Wed, 30 May 2018, 21:49:18
All you need to do is to pull the clip out a bit horizontally, then you will be able to remove FFC cable easily.
Didn't think that would cause some problems for you guys haha. :))

Yep user error, just hadn't used that style of connector for a very very long time :-)

Forgot to say that I love the board, and appreciate the well run group buy  :thumb:  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: bball2 on Wed, 30 May 2018, 21:57:04
Few images from my build:

(https://i.imgur.com/jR9W64o.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VYONnTg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Z8MVcD9.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dE6oztc.jpg)

Tealios + GMK Carbon

--

Anodization was perfect on mine; no blemishes or scuffs. Build / programming (based on this guide https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bYX7IenWyevWL4jLfa3NB626znSH6-aI/view) went really smoothly!

For anyone using the guide, here's what the rgb options are (from left to right):

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 30 May 2018, 23:17:23
All you need to do is to pull the clip out a bit horizontally, then you will be able to remove FFC cable easily.
Didn't think that would cause some problems for you guys haha. :))

Yep user error, just hadn't used that style of connector for a very very long time :-)

Forgot to say that I love the board, and appreciate the well run group buy  :thumb:  :thumb:

Thanks mate. Glad you enjoy it. :thumb:

Few images from my build:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/jR9W64o.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/VYONnTg.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Z8MVcD9.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/dE6oztc.jpg)


Tealios + GMK Carbon

--

Anodization was perfect on mine; no blemishes or scuffs. Build / programming (based on this guide https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bYX7IenWyevWL4jLfa3NB626znSH6-aI/view) went really smoothly!

For anyone using the guide, here's what the rgb options are (from left to right):

  • on/off
  • change mode
  • change color
  • change color - other direction
  • change color to more white
  • change color to less white
  • decrease brightness
  • increase brightness

The commercial build! :eek:
Thanks for posting the RGB guide. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: danielucf on Wed, 30 May 2018, 23:31:31
I used a different usb cable and everything is working now. I was getting worried.

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: mikenogo on Wed, 30 May 2018, 23:41:05
Any extras that will be sold soon after everything is shipped? I know it is a long shot but I thought I might ask.   :-[
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: kitty on Thu, 31 May 2018, 00:45:50
Any extras that will be sold soon after everything is shipped? I know it is a long shot but I thought I might ask.   :-[

^ ditto, would love to get an extra if there is any :O
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Stagione on Thu, 31 May 2018, 01:00:01

I believe that those tiny scratches are normal as we couldn't make it pure mirror depends on our producing method.
But it's still fine if you can post some photos for me to check them. ;D

Thanks for the reply. Yeah I figured it wouldn't be reasonable to expect a perfect mirror finish. Just wanted to make sure it's normal

I also put on Carbon on mine, but SA instead of GMK  :p

Also attached some pictures of the little scratches but it's just me being picky
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 31 May 2018, 03:09:58
I used a different usb cable and everything is working now. I was getting worried.

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk



Awesome!

Any extras that will be sold soon after everything is shipped? I know it is a long shot but I thought I might ask.   :-[

^ ditto, would love to get an extra if there is any :O

Might go for another GB, so don't worry about extras. ;)


I believe that those tiny scratches are normal as we couldn't make it pure mirror depends on our producing method.
But it's still fine if you can post some photos for me to check them. ;D

Thanks for the reply. Yeah I figured it wouldn't be reasonable to expect a perfect mirror finish. Just wanted to make sure it's normal

I also put on Carbon on mine, but SA instead of GMK  :p

Also attached some pictures of the little scratches but it's just me being picky

That's a bit more than I expected, but still normal. :confused:
Will try to do it better in the future.

I myself prefer SA on CA66 to other profiles. Dazzling! :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: watchy0ubac on Thu, 31 May 2018, 03:20:24
Quote
Any extras that will be sold soon after everything is shipped? I know it is a long shot but I thought I might ask.   :-[

^ ditto, would love to get an extra if there is any :O

Might go for another GB, so don't worry about extras. ;)


Would definitely be interested if there's another GB happening. Just want to know when to save some cash!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: cyyz on Thu, 31 May 2018, 04:02:47
Really interested in another groupbuy.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Kerasan on Thu, 31 May 2018, 07:41:53
Really interested in another groupbuy.

me too...

KMK Labs
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: foxlive on Thu, 31 May 2018, 07:58:32
build finish! I will try to take some pics too.
I manage to flash using to windows tools (forced to create a bootcamp on my mac for this as a virtual box did not work :( !)

The little usb ribbon inside go on and off very easily, but BE careful, I broke mine after maybe 10 on/off. It look fine on the outside but does not work, took the one from my spare pcb. I will by some spare from aliexpress (pretty cheap, awm 20624 80c 8pins connector).
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Lormania on Thu, 31 May 2018, 09:25:22
I would also be in for another group buy! Missed out on this one and I neeeeeeeeed that purple 🙃☺
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: clickityClackity on Thu, 31 May 2018, 09:54:52
Recorded my build, feel free to check it out! Skip to the end to see the finished product.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 31 May 2018, 11:16:49
build finish! I will try to take some pics too.
I manage to flash using to windows tools (forced to create a bootcamp on my mac for this as a virtual box did not work :( !)

The little usb ribbon inside go on and off very easily, but BE careful, I broke mine after maybe 10 on/off. It look fine on the outside but does not work, took the one from my spare pcb. I will by some spare from aliexpress (pretty cheap, awm 20624 80c 8pins connector).

Yeah be careful. It's not that weak though if you treat it right.

Recorded my build, feel free to check it out! Skip to the end to see the finished product.

Looks nice with GMK solarized. :cool:
Gonna show mine purple case with GMK Hyperfuse Original later. :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: TheIronCore on Thu, 31 May 2018, 13:06:49

I believe that those tiny scratches are normal as we couldn't make it pure mirror depends on our producing method.
But it's still fine if you can post some photos for me to check them. ;D

Thanks for the reply. Yeah I figured it wouldn't be reasonable to expect a perfect mirror finish. Just wanted to make sure it's normal

I also put on Carbon on mine, but SA instead of GMK 

Also attached some pictures of the little scratches but it's just me being picky
That's very minor imo. Polished brass is near impossible to keep clean/fully polished. You could always polish it up again.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: TestostoBoost on Thu, 31 May 2018, 13:17:34
I used a different usb cable and everything is working now. I was getting worried.

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Awesome!

Any extras that will be sold soon after everything is shipped? I know it is a long shot but I thought I might ask.   :-[

^ ditto, would love to get an extra if there is any :O

Might go for another GB, so don't worry about extras. ;)


I believe that those tiny scratches are normal as we couldn't make it pure mirror depends on our producing method.
But it's still fine if you can post some photos for me to check them. ;D

Thanks for the reply. Yeah I figured it wouldn't be reasonable to expect a perfect mirror finish. Just wanted to make sure it's normal

I also put on Carbon on mine, but SA instead of GMK  :p

Also attached some pictures of the little scratches but it's just me being picky

That's a bit more than I expected, but still normal. :confused:
Will try to do it better in the future.

I myself prefer SA on CA66 to other profiles. Dazzling! :cool:

I received one of my PCBs with an RGB light that had fallen off of the board. Would you happen to have any replacement PCBs available? Everything else I received completely exceeded my expectations. Great work!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Brammm87 on Thu, 31 May 2018, 14:32:45
I tested my PCB today, everything seems to be registering on keyboardtester.com, but one key. I noticed that the top right key changes the lighting mode, but the one below doesn't seem to register or do anything. What's it's default function?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: JubJubCity on Thu, 31 May 2018, 14:44:41
I tested my PCB today, everything seems to be registering on keyboardtester.com, but one key. I noticed that the top right key changes the lighting mode, but the one below doesn't seem to register or do anything. What's it's default function?
It does control some aspect of RGB just not sure which mode. I at first thought the same thing until i started testing some more with the key.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: online on Thu, 31 May 2018, 15:33:59
sad, received two pcbs both with problems :'(
All I can do right now is to look at the empty shell :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: KeLorean on Thu, 31 May 2018, 15:53:18
man, i keep looking at that badge, and i want to resin cast a different one. what should i make???? IBM???
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: clickityClackity on Thu, 31 May 2018, 16:48:52
I used a different usb cable and everything is working now. I was getting worried.

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Awesome!

Any extras that will be sold soon after everything is shipped? I know it is a long shot but I thought I might ask.   :-[

^ ditto, would love to get an extra if there is any :O

Might go for another GB, so don't worry about extras. ;)


I believe that those tiny scratches are normal as we couldn't make it pure mirror depends on our producing method.
But it's still fine if you can post some photos for me to check them. ;D

Thanks for the reply. Yeah I figured it wouldn't be reasonable to expect a perfect mirror finish. Just wanted to make sure it's normal

I also put on Carbon on mine, but SA instead of GMK 

Also attached some pictures of the little scratches but it's just me being picky

That's a bit more than I expected, but still normal. :confused:
Will try to do it better in the future.

I myself prefer SA on CA66 to other profiles. Dazzling! :cool:

I received one of my PCBs with an RGB light that had fallen off of the board. Would you happen to have any replacement PCBs available? Everything else I received completely exceeded my expectations. Great work!
Should be easy to solder it back on, no?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: mikenogo on Thu, 31 May 2018, 17:34:05
I used a different usb cable and everything is working now. I was getting worried.

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Awesome!

Any extras that will be sold soon after everything is shipped? I know it is a long shot but I thought I might ask.   :-[

^ ditto, would love to get an extra if there is any :O

Might go for another GB, so don't worry about extras. ;)


I believe that those tiny scratches are normal as we couldn't make it pure mirror depends on our producing method.
But it's still fine if you can post some photos for me to check them. ;D

Thanks for the reply. Yeah I figured it wouldn't be reasonable to expect a perfect mirror finish. Just wanted to make sure it's normal

I also put on Carbon on mine, but SA instead of GMK  :p

Also attached some pictures of the little scratches but it's just me being picky

That's a bit more than I expected, but still normal. :confused:
Will try to do it better in the future.

I myself prefer SA on CA66 to other profiles. Dazzling! :cool:


Now that you have all these people interested in another GB, it should happen again soon, right?  :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: KeLorean on Thu, 31 May 2018, 19:52:48
build question: which side of LED pads are + /-  ?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: TestostoBoost on Thu, 31 May 2018, 20:28:08
I used a different usb cable and everything is working now. I was getting worried.

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Awesome!

Any extras that will be sold soon after everything is shipped? I know it is a long shot but I thought I might ask.   :-[

^ ditto, would love to get an extra if there is any :O

Might go for another GB, so don't worry about extras. ;)


I believe that those tiny scratches are normal as we couldn't make it pure mirror depends on our producing method.
But it's still fine if you can post some photos for me to check them. ;D

Thanks for the reply. Yeah I figured it wouldn't be reasonable to expect a perfect mirror finish. Just wanted to make sure it's normal

I also put on Carbon on mine, but SA instead of GMK 

Also attached some pictures of the little scratches but it's just me being picky

That's a bit more than I expected, but still normal. :confused:
Will try to do it better in the future.

I myself prefer SA on CA66 to other profiles. Dazzling! :cool:

I received one of my PCBs with an RGB light that had fallen off of the board. Would you happen to have any replacement PCBs available? Everything else I received completely exceeded my expectations. Great work!
Should be easy to solder it back on, no?

If I could find it hahaha. I probably should have specified that one was just missing. Awesome build video by the way!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 31 May 2018, 21:22:50

I believe that those tiny scratches are normal as we couldn't make it pure mirror depends on our producing method.
But it's still fine if you can post some photos for me to check them. ;D

Thanks for the reply. Yeah I figured it wouldn't be reasonable to expect a perfect mirror finish. Just wanted to make sure it's normal

I also put on Carbon on mine, but SA instead of GMK 

Also attached some pictures of the little scratches but it's just me being picky
That's very minor imo. Polished brass is near impossible to keep clean/fully polished. You could always polish it up again.

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It's PVD so you may not want to polish it haha.

sad, received two pcbs both with problems :'(
All I can do right now is to look at the empty shell :-\ :-\ :-\

Yeah that was really unexpected. :confused:

that you have all these people interested in another GB, it should happen again soon, right?  :p

Will make another IC after all orders are done completely.

build question: which side of LED pads are + /-  ?

I forgot. You can turn on backlight to test them.

If I could find it hahaha. I probably should have specified that one was just missing. Awesome build video by the way!

Would be thankful if you can find one to repair. It's a WS2812 RGB led. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 31 May 2018, 21:32:15
Since my GMK Hyperfuse Original arrived last week. I think it's time to make a change after SA Grand Budapest. :cool:
(The truth is that it's been returned to my friend :-X)
With a Hyperfuse colorway bull by Artkey.

[attach=1][attach=2][attach=3]
[attach=4][attach=5][attach=6]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: clickityClackity on Thu, 31 May 2018, 22:01:31


I used a different usb cable and everything is working now. I was getting worried.

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Awesome!

Any extras that will be sold soon after everything is shipped? I know it is a long shot but I thought I might ask.   :-[

^ ditto, would love to get an extra if there is any :O

Might go for another GB, so don't worry about extras. ;)


I believe that those tiny scratches are normal as we couldn't make it pure mirror depends on our producing method.
But it's still fine if you can post some photos for me to check them. ;D

Thanks for the reply. Yeah I figured it wouldn't be reasonable to expect a perfect mirror finish. Just wanted to make sure it's normal

I also put on Carbon on mine, but SA instead of GMK 

Also attached some pictures of the little scratches but it's just me being picky

That's a bit more than I expected, but still normal. :confused:
Will try to do it better in the future.

I myself prefer SA on CA66 to other profiles. Dazzling! :cool:

I received one of my PCBs with an RGB light that had fallen off of the board. Would you happen to have any replacement PCBs available? Everything else I received completely exceeded my expectations. Great work!
Should be easy to solder it back on, no?

If I could find it hahaha. I probably should have specified that one was just missing. Awesome build video by the way!

Thanks! If you want a couple replacement RGB lights, PM me. If you cover shipping I can send em to you.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: clickityClackity on Thu, 31 May 2018, 22:01:43
Ignore
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: clickityClackity on Thu, 31 May 2018, 22:05:31
Since my GMK Hyperfuse Original arrived last week. I think it's time to make a change after SA Grand Budapest. :cool:
(The truth is that it's been returned to my friend :-X)
With a Hyperfuse colorway bull by Artkey.

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
Great ****ing color combo!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: KeLorean on Thu, 31 May 2018, 23:00:38
done building mine. no problems at all. scrounged these caps out of a junk drawer and WOW! one manís junk is the same manís treasure.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180601/fd8c35c085f733014b88bf6b02cacdd9.jpg)


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Stagione on Thu, 31 May 2018, 23:12:49
Since my GMK Hyperfuse Original arrived last week. I think it's time to make a change after SA Grand Budapest. :cool:
(The truth is that it's been returned to my friend :-X)
With a Hyperfuse colorway bull by Artkey.

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Wow, very nice indeed  :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: greygoo on Fri, 01 June 2018, 00:14:29
Hi, I just built my keyboard and flashed the hex. But nothing working.. in device manager, it is shown as unknown USB device(device descriptor request failed)..When it get into bootloader, it is shown as USB input device..
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 01 June 2018, 00:34:07
Since my GMK Hyperfuse Original arrived last week. I think it's time to make a change after SA Grand Budapest. :cool:
(The truth is that it's been returned to my friend :-X)
With a Hyperfuse colorway bull by Artkey.

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
Great ****ing color combo!

 ;D

done building mine. no problems at all. scrounged these caps out of a junk drawer and WOW! one manís junk is the same manís treasure.
Show Image
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Not bad actually!

Hi, I just built my keyboard and flashed the hex. But nothing working.. in device manager, it is shown as unknown USB device(device descriptor request failed)..When it get into bootloader, it is shown as USB input device..

Did you test the PCB function before building it?
Try to make up another one and flash again. Remember to wait for few seconds before you remove the cable after flashing, and also a few seconds later before replugging.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: KeLorean on Fri, 01 June 2018, 00:45:36
hey all. i spoke to mech merlin bc i couldnt toggle off my LED backlighting. i guess this issue is known in this thread, but i had not educated myself with this until after i had soldered in all my LEDs. well, he told me that i can still modify the rules.mk file and set backlighting _enabled to No. remake my make file and reflash my board. now, bc this is a minor pain in the ass, i think im gonna leave these LEDs off for all eternity and just right them off. but man she is beautiful, so no complaints here.
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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 01 June 2018, 00:55:06
hey all. i spoke to mech merlin bc i couldnt toggle off my LED backlighting. i guess this issue is known in this thread, but i had not educated myself with this until after i had soldered in all my LEDs. well, he told me that i can still modify the rules.mk file and set backlighting _enabled to No. remake my make file and reflash my board. now, bc this is a minor pain in the ass, i think im gonna leave these LEDs off for all eternity and just right them off. but man she is beautiful, so no complaints here.
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Yeah I forgot to note this in main post. My bad.
Switch leds are not working correctly if you are using QMK Configurator to compile at the moment.
We'll fix it but it's gonna take a moment. Since PCB maker is facing his own matters right now.

Thanks for letting people know it anyway. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Shell058 on Fri, 01 June 2018, 08:55:25
[attach=1]

Had to cover it in a random mix of caps until Laser and Taro arrive, but this board is gorgeous!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: KeLorean on Fri, 01 June 2018, 11:47:21
ohh! one more helpful build tip if u want forever backlit LEDs...when looking at the pcb switch side up, all the LED positive side was on the right...at least for hhkb layout with split spacebar. i did not try the winkeyless or full size spacebar. hope this helps.


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: danielucf on Fri, 01 June 2018, 15:15:22
Here is how mine ended up:

(https://i.imgur.com/UQHEYmy.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: breckstar on Fri, 01 June 2018, 21:07:21
Potato but :)

(https://i.imgur.com/3ypQEPx.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: jlboi69 on Fri, 01 June 2018, 21:10:38
Here's mine. Managed to get QMK working properly.
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: ptiede on Fri, 01 June 2018, 21:29:40
Here's mine. Managed to get QMK working properly.
(Attachment Link)
How did you manage to flash it using qmk?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 01 June 2018, 22:05:53
(Attachment Link)

Had to cover it in a random mix of caps until Laser and Taro arrive, but this board is gorgeous!

Here is how mine ended up:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UQHEYmy.jpg)


Potato but :)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/3ypQEPx.jpg)


Here's mine. Managed to get QMK working properly.
(Attachment Link)

You guys rock. :cool:
Kindly appreciate for those pics.

ohh! one more helpful build tip if u want forever backlit LEDs...when looking at the pcb switch side up, all the LED positive side was on the right...at least for hhkb layout with split spacebar. i did not try the winkeyless or full size spacebar. hope this helps.


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There are signs for every led pin hole, like this:
[attach=1]
And those on CA66 PCB are inverted mostly.

Here's mine. Managed to get QMK working properly.
(Attachment Link)
How did you manage to flash it using qmk?

You can compile a hex file with QMK. Please check our guide in the main post.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Pavilions on Fri, 01 June 2018, 22:49:13
How can I order this Keyboard?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: jlboi69 on Fri, 01 June 2018, 23:03:31
Here's mine. Managed to get QMK working properly.
(Attachment Link)
How did you manage to flash it using qmk?

For me, I cloned the QMK repo, made my preferred layout, then compiled the .hex file myself using the Ubuntu terminal from the Windows Store. The only thing that seems different from this is that this board uses a different bootloader as opposed to all the other QMK boards, so you can't flash it using QMK toolbox. You have to use the reflash tool from ydkb.io.

You could also generate a QMK .hex from the online QMK configurator and use that too.

Does anyone know a way to change the bootloader so we can use QMK toolbox? I'm just assuming we can't from what others here have said.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: ptiede on Fri, 01 June 2018, 23:09:12
Oh ok I misunderstood I thought you found a way to flash it using qmk toolbox. I think there really isn't any way to flash it without using the ydkb flash tool.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: jlboi69 on Fri, 01 June 2018, 23:16:05
Yeah. I wonder if it's possible to ISP flash the default QMK stuff onto the microcontroller?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: TheIronCore on Sat, 02 June 2018, 04:30:58
All these amazing builds and I'm just sitting here waiting on GMK Red Samurai

(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/018/061/7239abae961499fbf3084339c69051441b19d115621acebe6da526bc1542379d.jpg)

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: TerryMathews on Sat, 02 June 2018, 08:36:50
Yeah. I wonder if it's possible to ISP flash the default QMK stuff onto the microcontroller?

Theoretically you can flash the DFU bootloader onto anything. In reality, without knowing how they've wired reset and hwboot, you run the risk of having a board that can only reliabily jump to bootloader via soft reset, which is never ideal.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: wjchen on Sat, 02 June 2018, 11:24:13
Here's mine. Managed to get QMK working properly.
(Attachment Link)
How did you manage to flash it using qmk?

For me, I cloned the QMK repo, made my preferred layout, then compiled the .hex file myself using the Ubuntu terminal from the Windows Store. The only thing that seems different from this is that this board uses a different bootloader as opposed to all the other QMK boards, so you can't flash it using QMK toolbox. You have to use the reflash tool from ydkb.io.

You could also generate a QMK .hex from the online QMK configurator and use that too.

Does anyone know a way to change the bootloader so we can use QMK toolbox? I'm just assuming we can't from what others here have said.

Yeah. I wonder if it's possible to ISP flash the default QMK stuff onto the microcontroller?

Theoretically you can flash the DFU bootloader onto anything. In reality, without knowing how they've wired reset and hwboot, you run the risk of having a board that can only reliabily jump to bootloader via soft reset, which is never ideal.

I can confirm the board works flawlessly with DFU bootloader, I've already reflashed mine and it is working correctly.

For people considering change their bootloader to DFU bootloader and be able to flash via QMK toolbox, here is some information.

The board uses the BootloadHID bootloader, and can be flashed via BootloadHID. (And of course the YDKB's reflash tool, which is actually a wrapper of BootloadHID and dfu-programmer ... etc.)
 (https://github.com/whiteneon/bootloadHID/blob/master/commandline/bootloadHID.exe (https://github.com/whiteneon/bootloadHID/blob/master/commandline/bootloadHID.exe))

I believe it won't be hard to make QMK toolbox support BootloadHID bootloader since both the binary and source code of bootloadHID.exe are available. The QMK toolbox will need to be modified to recognize devices using BootloadHID in bootloader mode. (VID: 16C0, PID: 05DF)

To change the bootloader to Atmel DFU bootloader, you'll need to use an ISP flasher to ISP flash the DFU bootloader.(https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/blob/master/util/bootloader_atmega32u4_1_0_0.hex (https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/blob/master/util/bootloader_atmega32u4_1_0_0.hex))
Also, you will need to change the high fuse setting to 0x99 to make the board functions correctly with DFU bootloader. (IMPORTANT)

AVR ISP pinouts for CA66 PCB
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: lumpofunworth on Sat, 02 June 2018, 18:50:44
To add to everyone elseís excitement, I will definitely be in if this runs again!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: dc_in_sf on Sat, 02 June 2018, 19:08:47
Hooked the CA66 up to my Surface Pro while watching the kids in the back room. The lip on the top bezel makes for a nice rest for the bottom of the Surface Pro

(https://i.imgur.com/NYX6P76.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: donut_sauce on Sat, 02 June 2018, 20:05:25
Here's mine. Managed to get QMK working properly.
(Attachment Link)
How did you manage to flash it using qmk?

For me, I cloned the QMK repo, made my preferred layout, then compiled the .hex file myself using the Ubuntu terminal from the Windows Store. The only thing that seems different from this is that this board uses a different bootloader as opposed to all the other QMK boards, so you can't flash it using QMK toolbox. You have to use the reflash tool from ydkb.io.

You could also generate a QMK .hex from the online QMK configurator and use that too.

Does anyone know a way to change the bootloader so we can use QMK toolbox? I'm just assuming we can't from what others here have said.

Yeah. I wonder if it's possible to ISP flash the default QMK stuff onto the microcontroller?

Theoretically you can flash the DFU bootloader onto anything. In reality, without knowing how they've wired reset and hwboot, you run the risk of having a board that can only reliabily jump to bootloader via soft reset, which is never ideal.

I can confirm the board works flawlessly with DFU bootloader, I've already reflashed mine and it is working correctly.

For people considering change their bootloader to DFU bootloader and be able to flash via QMK toolbox, here is some information.

The board uses the BootloadHID bootloader, and can be flashed via BootloadHID. (And of course the YDKB's reflash tool, which is actually a wrapper of BootloadHID and dfu-programmer ... etc.)
 (https://github.com/whiteneon/bootloadHID/blob/master/commandline/bootloadHID.exe (https://github.com/whiteneon/bootloadHID/blob/master/commandline/bootloadHID.exe))

I believe it won't be hard to make QMK toolbox support BootloadHID bootloader since both the binary and source code of bootloadHID.exe are available. The QMK toolbox will need to be modified to recognize devices using BootloadHID in bootloader mode. (VID: 16C0, PID: 05DF)

To change the bootloader to Atmel DFU bootloader, you'll need to use an ISP flasher to ISP flash the DFU bootloader.(https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/blob/master/util/bootloader_atmega32u4_1_0_0.hex (https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/blob/master/util/bootloader_atmega32u4_1_0_0.hex))
Also, you will need to change the high fuse setting to 0x99 to make the board functions correctly with DFU bootloader. (IMPORTANT)

AVR ISP pinouts for CA66 PCB
[attachimg=1]
Thanks for posting this info! I'm considering trying this with my spare pcb.  I would not have not have known about changing the high fuse setting so that specific info is super helpful.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: KeLorean on Sat, 02 June 2018, 20:27:50
All these amazing builds and I'm just sitting here waiting on GMK Red Samurai

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 02 June 2018, 20:45:42
AVR ISP pinouts for CA66 PCB
(Attachment Link)

Thanks for helping my mate. So detail! :eek:

Hooked the CA66 up to my Surface Pro while watching the kids in the back room. The lip on the top bezel makes for a nice rest for the bottom of the Surface Pro

Show Image
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That's a way we were expecting to see when using CA66. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: dodgeyhack on Sat, 02 June 2018, 22:24:21
Oh how I wish I'd seen this when the group buy was running.
Great job OP!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Bael_Zharon on Sun, 03 June 2018, 00:28:11
Any Silvers out there looking to swap for a Black? I just got my hands on the black one and might want the silver over it.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: wjchen on Sun, 03 June 2018, 00:38:23
Thanks for posting this info! I'm considering trying this with my spare pcb.  I would not have not have known about changing the high fuse setting so that specific info is super helpful.

No problem, I myself stuck for a bit until I realized the size (and some behaviors) of these two bootloaders are different. Therefore, different BOOTSZ1, BOOTSZ0, and BOOTRST fuse bits are required.
Be sure not to mess with other fuse settings (especially LOCKBIT) though.

Thanks for helping my mate. So detail! :eek:

Happy to help.  :cool:




For people without access to the hardware required for ISP flashing but still would like to use QMK toolbox for firmware flashing, I've modified the QMK toolbox to be compatible with devices using bootloadHID.
My fork of the QMK toolbox can be found here. (https://github.com/wjchen-vlsi/qmk_toolbox (https://github.com/wjchen-vlsi/qmk_toolbox))
I would suggest you wait for jackhumbert to review my changes and hopefully merge my pull request into the upstream branch (and a official release).
If you absolutely can't wait, here is the compiled QMK toolbox executable that supports bootloadHID. (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WMQJStONnROpGvzD4XitX0RXJuPk3s7u (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WMQJStONnROpGvzD4XitX0RXJuPk3s7u))
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: TheIronCore on Sun, 03 June 2018, 01:00:30
Thanks for posting this info! I'm considering trying this with my spare pcb.  I would not have not have known about changing the high fuse setting so that specific info is super helpful.

No problem, I myself stuck for a bit until I realized the size (and some behaviors) of these two bootloaders are different. Therefore, different BOOTSZ1, BOOTSZ0, and BOOTRST fuse bits are required.
Be sure not to mess with other fuse settings (especially LOCKBIT) though.

Thanks for helping my mate. So detail! :eek:

Happy to help.  :cool:




For people without access to the hardware required for ISP flashing but still would like to use QMK toolbox for firmware flashing, I've modified the QMK toolbox to be compatible with devices using bootloadHID.
My fork of the QMK toolbox can be found here. (https://github.com/wjchen-vlsi/qmk_toolbox (https://github.com/wjchen-vlsi/qmk_toolbox))
I would suggest you wait for jackhumbert to review my changes and hopefully merge my pull request into the upstream branch (and a official release).
If you absolutely can't wait, here is the compiled QMK toolbox executable that supports bootloadHID. (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WMQJStONnROpGvzD4XitX0RXJuPk3s7u (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WMQJStONnROpGvzD4XitX0RXJuPk3s7u))

Super awesome dude!!

When you say wait for him to review and so on, are you talking about the guy managing the qmk toolbox? So like it will be a part of the software at some point?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: wjchen on Sun, 03 June 2018, 01:04:01
Super awesome dude!!

When you say wait for him to review and so on, are you talking about the guy managing the qmk toolbox? So like it will be a part of the software at some point?

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That's correct.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: ctrl on Sun, 03 June 2018, 01:58:11
Really happy with the way the brass plate and titanium badge match each other. Pic doesn't do the keyboard justice. It's an incredibly beautiful piece of metal.

Now to wait for those incoming vintage blacks and vintage linear greys, save up for DSA Granite and learn how to solder properly. Possibly also look into a custom titanium badge. By the way, is that CAD file released publicly yet? It was mentioned earlier in the thread.

It's a slow process, but I'm in it for the long haul.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: TheIronCore on Sun, 03 June 2018, 03:53:24
Super awesome dude!!

When you say wait for him to review and so on, are you talking about the guy managing the qmk toolbox? So like it will be a part of the software at some point?

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That's correct.
It's fantastic to have people like you in the community, thank you for the work!

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: TheIronCore on Sun, 03 June 2018, 04:05:23
Hooked the CA66 up to my Surface Pro while watching the kids in the back room. The lip on the top bezel makes for a nice rest for the bottom of the Surface Pro

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/NYX6P76.jpg)

I gotta say, that looks freaking awesome dude!! Watch out for scratches from that surface aluminum butt though :)

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: donut_sauce on Sun, 03 June 2018, 06:45:10
Super awesome dude!!

When you say wait for him to review and so on, are you talking about the guy managing the qmk toolbox? So like it will be a part of the software at some point?

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That's correct.
This is awesome, wjche. Just tried out your fork of the qmk toolbox but am still getting a no devices listed message. Do i have to adjust something?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: wjchen on Sun, 03 June 2018, 06:59:57
This is awesome, wjche. Just tried out your fork of the qmk toolbox but am still getting a no devices listed message. Do i have to adjust something?




Did you put your board into bootloader mode first? (Plug in the cable while pressing the ESC should do the trick)
If your board is indeed in bootloader mode and reopening the toolbox still doesnt work for you, would you mind looking up the vendor ID and product ID of the board (in bootloader mode) for me?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 03 June 2018, 12:05:28
Super awesome dude!!

When you say wait for him to review and so on, are you talking about the guy managing the qmk toolbox? So like it will be a part of the software at some point?

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That's correct.
This is awesome, wjche. Just tried out your fork of the qmk toolbox but am still getting a no devices listed message. Do i have to adjust something?

I tried it and it worked. :p

Really happy with the way the brass plate and titanium badge match each other. Pic doesn't do the keyboard justice. It's an incredibly beautiful piece of metal.

Now to wait for those incoming vintage blacks and vintage linear greys, save up for DSA Granite and learn how to solder properly. Possibly also look into a custom titanium badge. By the way, is that CAD file released publicly yet? It was mentioned earlier in the thread.

It's a slow process, but I'm in it for the long haul.

(Attachment Link)

Nice nice nice. Vintage blacks are going to rock with it. :thumb:
I'll work on those files tomorrow. Totally forgot it. :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 03 June 2018, 12:11:01
Guys, some dark red case photos for you, with GMK 9009 round2.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: lecorsair on Sun, 03 June 2018, 12:24:23
Guys, some dark red case photos for you, with GMK 9009 round2.

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Perfect! That's perfection right there. Please have another gb!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Kerasan on Sun, 03 June 2018, 14:28:38
Guys, some dark red case photos for you, with GMK 9009 round2.

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
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I really like this color, this is very elegant  :thumb:

KMK Labs.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: child on Sun, 03 June 2018, 16:06:39
I just finished building mine, unfortunately left arrow key doesn't work :( It seems to be PCB issue, as tweezer test fails as well. I see the black element near that key is misaligned. How can I fix this? I soldered several keyboards so far, but other than that my knowledge of soldering and electronics is really poor.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: ctrl on Sun, 03 June 2018, 16:38:54
Really happy with the way the brass plate and titanium badge match each other. Pic doesn't do the keyboard justice. It's an incredibly beautiful piece of metal.

Now to wait for those incoming vintage blacks and vintage linear greys, save up for DSA Granite and learn how to solder properly. Possibly also look into a custom titanium badge. By the way, is that CAD file released publicly yet? It was mentioned earlier in the thread.

It's a slow process, but I'm in it for the long haul.

(Attachment Link)

Nice nice nice. Vintage blacks are going to rock with it. :thumb:
I'll work on those files tomorrow. Totally forgot it. :eek:

Excellent! Custom badges is like a "hidden" feature of this board. I think it'll be really interesting to see where that leads and what people in the community will come up with.

Any further news about a possibility for a CAD66 PCB GB? Perhaps too soon to say. Just wondering because individually controlled LEDs. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: BobCarltheThird on Sun, 03 June 2018, 18:06:02
Hey guys, I decided to test my PCB before soldering it and was wondering what the top two keys on the right of the LEDs do on the stock keymap. The one on the very top seems to mess with the LEDs and the one below it doesn't seem to do anything. Also I think the third LED down is dead as well. Any advice would be appreciated.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 03 June 2018, 21:11:46
Perfect! That's perfection right there. Please have another gb!

Sure. ;)

I really like this color, this is very elegant  :thumb:

KMK Labs.

Same here. :p

Excellent! Custom badges is like a "hidden" feature of this board. I think it'll be really interesting to see where that leads and what people in the community will come up with.

Any further news about a possibility for a CAD66 PCB GB? Perhaps too soon to say. Just wondering because individually controlled LEDs. ;D

We'll see. ;)

I just finished building mine, unfortunately left arrow key doesn't work :( It seems to be PCB issue, as tweezer test fails as well. I see the black element near that key is misaligned. How can I fix this? I soldered several keyboards so far, but other than that my knowledge of soldering and electronics is really poor.

Can you post some photos for me to have a look?

Hey guys, I decided to test my PCB before soldering it and was wondering what the top two keys on the right of the LEDs do on the stock keymap. The one on the very top seems to mess with the LEDs and the one below it doesn't seem to do anything. Also I think the third LED down is dead as well. Any advice would be appreciated.

Try to flash it with your own hex to test it. Those two keys are both for RGB animations.
That's a WS2812b RGB led. It would be great if you can find some near your place to replace it. :-*
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: child on Mon, 04 June 2018, 01:32:23

I just finished building mine, unfortunately left arrow key doesn't work :( It seems to be PCB issue, as tweezer test fails as well. I see the black element near that key is misaligned. How can I fix this? I soldered several keyboards so far, but other than that my knowledge of soldering and electronics is really poor.

Can you post some photos for me to have a look?


Photo attached - I could not focus it any better, but it should be visible. It's the black one on the right. Should I try aligning it manually and soldering its left leg?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: child on Mon, 04 June 2018, 01:36:09
Also here goes my build, I'll put some more info once I resolve left arrow key issue.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Jubileus on Mon, 04 June 2018, 02:13:44
Photo attached - I could not focus it any better, but it should be visible. It's the black one on the right. Should I try aligning it manually and soldering its left leg?

Yeah you should. Its not too hard. It looks like its not making contact to the solder point
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Jedi on Mon, 04 June 2018, 02:29:29


I just finished building mine, unfortunately left arrow key doesn't work  I see the black element near that key is misaligned. How can I fix this?

I looked at your pic and this would be a very easy fix. Grab a hold of the resistor with your tweezers and apply light pressure with your soldering gun to each side to remove the resistor. The solder comes off just like tape. Then make sure to clean up either sides excess solder to prevent bleed over from the two contact points. Reset the resistor between the two contacts and tap the soldering tip to the first side to wet it to the pcb and then the second side. Please be careful not to ever touch the tip to the black resistor itself, only to the contact points.

The work is very forgiving otherwise as you may need to repeat the step to get it right.

Oh and please be sure to observe polarity so make sure it is seated with the writing in the same direction as all the other resistors.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: wowremy on Mon, 04 June 2018, 02:39:35
Really happy with the way the brass plate and titanium badge match each other. Pic doesn't do the keyboard justice. It's an incredibly beautiful piece of metal.

Now to wait for those incoming vintage blacks and vintage linear greys, save up for DSA Granite and learn how to solder properly. Possibly also look into a custom titanium badge. By the way, is that CAD file released publicly yet? It was mentioned earlier in the thread.

It's a slow process, but I'm in it for the long haul.

(Attachment Link)
Missed the GB and was able to snag a Black one from someone thankfully, but if they ever do another round.. Holy **** that is the best color.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 04 June 2018, 07:28:42

I just finished building mine, unfortunately left arrow key doesn't work :( It seems to be PCB issue, as tweezer test fails as well. I see the black element near that key is misaligned. How can I fix this? I soldered several keyboards so far, but other than that my knowledge of soldering and electronics is really poor.

Can you post some photos for me to have a look?


Photo attached - I could not focus it any better, but it should be visible. It's the black one on the right. Should I try aligning it manually and soldering its left leg?

Yeah exactly as Jedi said. Give it a try! :thumb:
By the way, the combo is sick! :eek:

Really happy with the way the brass plate and titanium badge match each other. Pic doesn't do the keyboard justice. It's an incredibly beautiful piece of metal.

Now to wait for those incoming vintage blacks and vintage linear greys, save up for DSA Granite and learn how to solder properly. Possibly also look into a custom titanium badge. By the way, is that CAD file released publicly yet? It was mentioned earlier in the thread.

It's a slow process, but I'm in it for the long haul.

(Attachment Link)
Missed the GB and was able to snag a Black one from someone thankfully, but if they ever do another round.. Holy **** that is the best color.

All colors are gorgeous. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 04 June 2018, 07:30:07
For those who want to custom your plates and badges, you can find them files here (also in the bottom of main post):
https://goo.gl/DXNwqL (https://goo.gl/DXNwqL)

Enjoy! :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Makker4 on Mon, 04 June 2018, 09:12:52
Anyone know a place where I can order a custom angled USB C cable? :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Shell058 on Mon, 04 June 2018, 12:01:03
So, my CA66 is having a strange issue. I was using it with my work Macbook Pro, and it was fine for hours, but then I woke the laptop from sleep mode. The LEDs turned white, and the keyboard is no longer working. I unplugged and replugged it, which didn't work. I have tried reflashing it but it will not enter bootloader mode. The LEDs come on but are solid white. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix it?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: child on Mon, 04 June 2018, 13:02:42
Photo attached - I could not focus it any better, but it should be visible. It's the black one on the right. Should I try aligning it manually and soldering its left leg?

Yeah you should. Its not too hard. It looks like its not making contact to the solder point



I just finished building mine, unfortunately left arrow key doesn't work  I see the black element near that key is misaligned. How can I fix this?

I looked at your pic and this would be a very easy fix. Grab a hold of the resistor with your tweezers and apply light pressure with your soldering gun to each side to remove the resistor. The solder comes off just like tape. Then make sure to clean up either sides excess solder to prevent bleed over from the two contact points. Reset the resistor between the two contacts and tap the soldering tip to the first side to wet it to the pcb and then the second side. Please be careful not to ever touch the tip to the black resistor itself, only to the contact points.

The work is very forgiving otherwise as you may need to repeat the step to get it right.

Oh and please be sure to observe polarity so make sure it is seated with the writing in the same direction as all the other resistors.

It works :D

In the heat of the battle I initially soldered a resistor at neighboring switch :p Those parts are small compared to switches so it took me a while, but now my left arrow key works perfectly.

Thanks for everyone for their solutions  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: child on Mon, 04 June 2018, 13:28:32
My thoughts on the keyboard:


This may sound like some bashing, but in fact this keyboard comes very close to my mythical "end game"  :) The good stuff, like perfect layout, nice bottom space, low height and QMK support I knew from the start, so while I would love to receive perfect product I am happy what I got is close enough and with some mods I should be able to make it the best keyboard I have.

Also props to GB runner for quick responses and basically on time delivery - reading through some other threads it's really not that common these days. Btw. my package was picked up at 1am in HK and arrived to my office in Poland the next day at 3pm, which I find amazing. That's probably the magic of express delivery :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: TerryMathews on Mon, 04 June 2018, 18:03:38
My thoughts on the keyboard:

  • I like the configurator, but I would really love to be able to do everything in Linux, so I might try the solution for alternate bootloader soon


BootloadHID is available for Linux
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: wjchen on Mon, 04 June 2018, 22:02:41
  • The case doesn't sit entirely flush on the desk, I had to add a small rubber feet at one side

Probably due to the rubber stripes come with the board not all the way in the slots (i.e. air bubbles between the case and the double-sided bonding tape), try to apply forces along rubber stripes (to squeeze the air bubbles out) and see if that helps.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: _65535_ on Mon, 04 June 2018, 22:39:15
Is it possible to enable NKRO using the online editor? It looks like I can only use 6kro.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: donut_sauce on Mon, 04 June 2018, 22:56:54
  • This is the first keyboard I am completely sure I need to mod with silencing foam, because there is a lot of echo and ping - given I use
I put silencing foam inside mine and it sounds much better.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: eyedrop on Mon, 04 June 2018, 22:58:21
I put silencing foam inside mine and it sounds much better.

What kind of foam did you use?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: donut_sauce on Mon, 04 June 2018, 23:02:39
just that cheap silverstone stuff on amazon.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 04 June 2018, 23:31:46
So, my CA66 is having a strange issue. I was using it with my work Macbook Pro, and it was fine for hours, but then I woke the laptop from sleep mode. The LEDs turned white, and the keyboard is no longer working. I unplugged and replugged it, which didn't work. I have tried reflashing it but it will not enter bootloader mode. The LEDs come on but are solid white. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix it?

Try it on another device?

It works :D

In the heat of the battle I initially soldered a resistor at neighboring switch :p Those parts are small compared to switches so it took me a while, but now my left arrow key works perfectly.

Thanks for everyone for their solutions  :thumb:

Cheers! That also helped me. :p

My thoughts on the keyboard:

  • It's brown in low light and burgundy in bright light. If the whole case was the color of the back plate I would be happy, but as it is it's a bit too browny for me
  • It's really fast for typing and I really enjoy the bottom edge which is enough for my thumbs to rest (which is the way I'm used to put them)
  • I like the configurator, but I would really love to be able to do everything in Linux, so I might try the solution for alternate bootloader soon
  • The texture is not as smooth as my other anodized keyboards, which makes for more classy look, but becomes dirty very quickly
  • The case doesn't sit entirely flush on the desk, I had to add a small rubber feet at one side
  • This is the first keyboard I am completely sure I need to mod with silencing foam, because there is a lot of echo and ping - given I use Zilents and properly lubed stabilizers for the first time it would be a shame to not keep it really silent.
  • The cable I used initially (which comes from my phone) worked fine, but when I started using dedicated one I have to apply significant force to remove it
  • The case is high profile, but some of the caps of my MT3 /dev/tty set are tiny bit above the case
  • My case has some minor imperfections on the inner side of the bottom plate (which I don't care about)

This may sound like some bashing, but in fact this keyboard comes very close to my mythical "end game"  :) The good stuff, like perfect layout, nice bottom space, low height and QMK support I knew from the start, so while I would love to receive perfect product I am happy what I got is close enough and with some mods I should be able to make it the best keyboard I have.

Also props to GB runner for quick responses and basically on time delivery - reading through some other threads it's really not that common these days. Btw. my package was picked up at 1am in HK and arrived to my office in Poland the next day at 3pm, which I find amazing. That's probably the magic of express delivery :)

Thanks for comments. We'll try to improve some of them next time. :thumb:

Is it possible to enable NKRO using the online editor? It looks like I can only use 6kro.

Try holding N + Spacebar, and then plug in your cable to see if it works.

I put silencing foam inside mine and it sounds much better.

What kind of foam did you use?

Many things like normal foam and EVA will do. Try'em. :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Bael_Zharon on Tue, 05 June 2018, 00:22:58
So, my CA66 is having a strange issue. I was using it with my work Macbook Pro, and it was fine for hours, but then I woke the laptop from sleep mode. The LEDs turned white, and the keyboard is no longer working. I unplugged and replugged it, which didn't work. I have tried reflashing it but it will not enter bootloader mode. The LEDs come on but are solid white. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix it?

Sounds exactly like an issue myself and some other QMK users are experiencing (with an M65-A). There was a closed issue on GitHub that I recently posted on and resurrected - please read through this and follow these instructions. I think it will help. And ignore the "boot magic" stuff, it seems to just be an issue when going in/out of sleep mode with RGB on.

https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/issues/2197
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Shell058 on Tue, 05 June 2018, 03:52:45
So, my CA66 is having a strange issue. I was using it with my work Macbook Pro, and it was fine for hours, but then I woke the laptop from sleep mode. The LEDs turned white, and the keyboard is no longer working. I unplugged and replugged it, which didn't work. I have tried reflashing it but it will not enter bootloader mode. The LEDs come on but are solid white. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix it?

Sounds exactly like an issue myself and some other QMK users are experiencing (with an M65-A). There was a closed issue on GitHub that I recently posted on and resurrected - please read through this and follow these instructions. I think it will help. And ignore the "boot magic" stuff, it seems to just be an issue when going in/out of sleep mode with RGB on.

https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/issues/2197

Thanks, I'll try this when I get home from work. I tried it on three different computers and nothing worked, so I'll see how these instructions go!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Brammm87 on Tue, 05 June 2018, 10:59:18
I just tried some LEDs for some in switch lighting but noticed that the LEDs are suuuper dim. Can you adjust brightness somehow or is that just the way it is? I see on the flashing tool that there's apparently keys to increase brightness on the first layer, but I can't seem to control anything. Mind you, I haven't soldered in switches yet, I'm just jumping the contacts atm with pieces of wire, maybe I'm doing something wrong. What's the default layer 1 button?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 05 June 2018, 23:58:04
I just tried some LEDs for some in switch lighting but noticed that the LEDs are suuuper dim. Can you adjust brightness somehow or is that just the way it is? I see on the flashing tool that there's apparently keys to increase brightness on the first layer, but I can't seem to control anything. Mind you, I haven't soldered in switches yet, I'm just jumping the contacts atm with pieces of wire, maybe I'm doing something wrong. What's the default layer 1 button?

Please try to flash the board with your own hex file first, and put some light function keys to increase brightness.
That might do it.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Brammm87 on Wed, 06 June 2018, 07:16:13
(https://i.imgur.com/u8uVgYJ.jpg)

She's a beaut. Need to get a fitting cable and maybe some different keycaps. Though I sorta like how Oblivion looks on the blue gray.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Stagione on Wed, 06 June 2018, 07:42:12
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(https://i.imgur.com/u8uVgYJ.jpg)


She's a beaut. Need to get a fitting cable and maybe some different keycaps. Though I sorta like how Oblivion looks on the blue gray.

I think it looks great the way it is :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: KeLorean on Wed, 06 June 2018, 11:11:52
Also here goes my build, I'll put some more info once I resolve left arrow key issue.
pretty nice! is that the red case with dev/tty hipro?


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Brammm87 on Wed, 06 June 2018, 11:40:55
I just tried some LEDs for some in switch lighting but noticed that the LEDs are suuuper dim. Can you adjust brightness somehow or is that just the way it is? I see on the flashing tool that there's apparently keys to increase brightness on the first layer, but I can't seem to control anything. Mind you, I haven't soldered in switches yet, I'm just jumping the contacts atm with pieces of wire, maybe I'm doing something wrong. What's the default layer 1 button?

Please try to flash the board with your own hex file first, and put some light function keys to increase brightness.
That might do it.
Have my own hex flashed now, everything works much better. Google Translate was sorta needed to find my way around the Chinese :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: child on Wed, 06 June 2018, 12:31:24
Also here goes my build, I'll put some more info once I resolve left arrow key issue.
pretty nice! is that the red case with dev/tty hipro?


It is /dev/tty, but the profile is named MT3 I think, HiPro usually refers to rare Realforce (Topre) profile.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: child on Wed, 06 June 2018, 12:33:05
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(https://i.imgur.com/u8uVgYJ.jpg)


She's a beaut. Need to get a fitting cable and maybe some different keycaps. Though I sorta like how Oblivion looks on the blue gray.

I also like this color combination. I tried some of my keysets and the one that looks best on my dark red case is /dev/tty with white alphas.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: BobCarltheThird on Wed, 06 June 2018, 13:08:44
Hey does anyone have the translation for the Chinese symbols on the TMK layout editor? Changing the language doesn't seem to help.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: wowremy on Wed, 06 June 2018, 19:25:26
Can we talk about bottom row layouts? Why do some people prefer the 1u in by the spacebar and others on the outside? I feel like Alt should be larger and next to space. Why change it?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: CptSpck on Wed, 06 June 2018, 21:32:35
Finally got the whole thing put together, and I'm getting a strange issue.  When I press any of the keys in the row above the homing row, it registers the key I pressed and then the key directly below it, and if I hold the key down it sees the key below it as being held down.  All the other rows are working fine
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: dc_in_sf on Wed, 06 June 2018, 21:43:00
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She's a beaut. Need to get a fitting cable and maybe some different keycaps. Though I sorta like how Oblivion looks on the blue gray.

Looks awesome, I have SA Oblivion due in a few weeks (hopefully) seriously considering it for my board after seeing that.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Lndefinite on Wed, 06 June 2018, 23:21:27
Finally got the whole thing put together, and I'm getting a strange issue.  When I press any of the keys in the row above the homing row, it registers the key I pressed and then the key directly below it, and if I hold the key down it sees the key below it as being held down.  All the other rows are working fine

Dang, did you check if the PCB worked normal before soldering? There might be something shorting the top and bottom rows.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Bael_Zharon on Wed, 06 June 2018, 23:26:44
So, my CA66 is having a strange issue. I was using it with my work Macbook Pro, and it was fine for hours, but then I woke the laptop from sleep mode. The LEDs turned white, and the keyboard is no longer working. I unplugged and replugged it, which didn't work. I have tried reflashing it but it will not enter bootloader mode. The LEDs come on but are solid white. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix it?

Sounds exactly like an issue myself and some other QMK users are experiencing (with an M65-A). There was a closed issue on GitHub that I recently posted on and resurrected - please read through this and follow these instructions. I think it will help. And ignore the "boot magic" stuff, it seems to just be an issue when going in/out of sleep mode with RGB on.

https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/issues/2197

Thanks, I'll try this when I get home from work. I tried it on three different computers and nothing worked, so I'll see how these instructions go!

Any luck?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Brammm87 on Thu, 07 June 2018, 02:38:27
Can we talk about bottom row layouts? Why do some people prefer the 1u in by the spacebar and others on the outside? I feel like Alt should be larger and next to space. Why change it?

Most of the time I'm on a Mac. I'm used to having the OS key next to the spacebar. For keycap compatibility, most Alt's are 1.25u and you always have lots of 1u novelties that you can use for an OS key, so that's why I've decided to put the 1u key next to space.

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(https://i.imgur.com/u8uVgYJ.jpg)


She's a beaut. Need to get a fitting cable and maybe some different keycaps. Though I sorta like how Oblivion looks on the blue gray.

Looks awesome, I have SA Oblivion due in a few weeks (hopefully) seriously considering it for my board after seeing that.

This board begs for SA keycaps. Do it.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: CptSpck on Thu, 07 June 2018, 06:33:03
Finally got the whole thing put together, and I'm getting a strange issue.  When I press any of the keys in the row above the homing row, it registers the key I pressed and then the key directly below it, and if I hold the key down it sees the key below it as being held down.  All the other rows are working fine

Dang, did you check if the PCB worked normal before soldering? There might be something shorting the top and bottom rows.

It was working before I soldered it, and I also checked with a multimeter to see that it wasnít actually an electrical issue (ie, when I pressed one of the switches on the top row, the contacts of the switch below it did not have conductivity). Then, while in the process of frustratedly mashing keys, it suddenly stopped having the problem, and it now works fine. Iím guessing that it was some sort of software issue with the firmware.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Lotsati on Thu, 07 June 2018, 10:40:23
A part of me was hoping I wouldn't like this board so I could sell it and have some extra money but... look at this thing X_X

(https://i.imgur.com/OsJw1gu.jpg?1)

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Shell058 on Thu, 07 June 2018, 23:49:08
So, my CA66 is having a strange issue. I was using it with my work Macbook Pro, and it was fine for hours, but then I woke the laptop from sleep mode. The LEDs turned white, and the keyboard is no longer working. I unplugged and replugged it, which didn't work. I have tried reflashing it but it will not enter bootloader mode. The LEDs come on but are solid white. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix it?

Sounds exactly like an issue myself and some other QMK users are experiencing (with an M65-A). There was a closed issue on GitHub that I recently posted on and resurrected - please read through this and follow these instructions. I think it will help. And ignore the "boot magic" stuff, it seems to just be an issue when going in/out of sleep mode with RGB on.

https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/issues/2197

Thanks, I'll try this when I get home from work. I tried it on three different computers and nothing worked, so I'll see how these instructions go!

Any luck?

Sorry, I'm on the graveyard shift and haven't had a chance until now to get to work on it. I'll let you know what I find out! Really hope I can get it working, love this board so much.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: feedbaack on Fri, 08 June 2018, 00:33:28
A part of me was hoping I wouldn't like this board so I could sell it and have some extra money but... look at this thing X_X

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/OsJw1gu.jpg?1)


Damn that's classy af I can understand that haha   :))
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: child on Fri, 08 June 2018, 01:56:40
I just used some cheap car silencing mat - one layer near the bottom (because I think another one would not fit), two layers in the upper half. Echo is gone and the keyboard is significantly heavier, which is to my liking.

Unfortunately it seems it's the Zilents springs that are causing ping, so I need to think about replacing or lubing (?) them.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Shell058 on Fri, 08 June 2018, 02:00:21
Update: my CA66 is still unresponsive after attempting on different computers, holding down all different combination of buttons, trying multiple times to enter bootloader mode, and even flashing DFU-programmer. The LEDs light up but it is not recognized by any computers. It doesn't even show up as a USB device. At this point I am not sure what else to try, and I'm nervous about using my backup PCB as I have no idea what caused this issue. If anyone has any ideas I am all ears.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Brammm87 on Fri, 08 June 2018, 02:21:45
I made a little sound clip comparing the CA66 with my box navies to a lubed Leopold FC980C. Mic isn't the best quality, things sound a little sharper IRL, I feel. But you can hear the pinging quite well.

https://soundcloud.com/brammm-1/leopold-fc980c-lubed-vs-ca66-with-box-navy-switches

I've ordered some sound dampening foam and will glue that to the bottom plate, hopefully that resolves some things. Or should I attach it to the bottom of the pcb? 
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Shell058 on Fri, 08 June 2018, 03:10:50
Final update: Looks like the culprit is likely my Macbook Pro at work. It's one of the new USB-C only versions, and people are reporting that these are frying peripherals due to weird power surges in the ports. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16971052

I've messaged PlayKeyboardTW and hopefully there are extra PCBs available, because I do like having a backup. Be careful where you're plugging in your keyboards apparently!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Fri, 08 June 2018, 11:40:47
(https://i.imgur.com/j5xbMJO.jpg)

Finished my build last weekend, Dark Grey case, Brass plate, MX Zilent switches, MaxKeys SA Ashen caps.

This is such a nice board. it's far lighter than it looks like it should be, but still has a nice heft to it.
Programming was super easy with qmk configurator. though or some reason the up arrow of the arrow cluster and the bottom key in the nav column were switched when I flashed it.

Thank you PlayKeyboardTW for running such a great GB!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: KeLorean on Fri, 08 June 2018, 14:23:57
noice!! this looks great!


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Bael_Zharon on Fri, 08 June 2018, 21:25:06
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/j5xbMJO.jpg)


Finished my build last weekend, Dark Grey case, Brass plate, MX Zilent switches, MaxKeys SA Ashen caps.

This is such a nice board. it's far lighter than it looks like it should be, but still has a nice heft to it.
Programming was super easy with qmk configurator. though or some reason the up arrow of the arrow cluster and the bottom key in the nav column were switched when I flashed it.

Thank you PlayKeyboardTW for running such a great GB!

Beautiful!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: ctrl on Sat, 09 June 2018, 09:40:14
For those who want to custom your plates and badges, you can find them files here (also in the bottom of main post):
https://goo.gl/DXNwqL (https://goo.gl/DXNwqL)

Enjoy! :thumb:

Excellent! Thank you! :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: T0mb3ry on Sat, 09 June 2018, 17:56:44
Got my CA66 week before but i've waited with the build in order to get my experimental plate.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1750/41982237244_0a91642481_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26XPWuC)IMG_6696 (https://flic.kr/p/26XPWuC) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1728/41800916395_3c23d77810_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26FNC86)IMG_6699 (https://flic.kr/p/26FNC86) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1747/28826452528_43ceab5eab_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KVi73d)IMG_6717 (https://flic.kr/p/KVi73d) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1756/41800910465_a9eb3c8f53_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26FNAmR)IMG_6721 (https://flic.kr/p/26FNAmR) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1746/28826447948_545a45a313_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KVi5Ff)IMG_6729 (https://flic.kr/p/KVi5Ff) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/28826445498_8b815616e9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KVi4X1)IMG_6739 (https://flic.kr/p/KVi4X1) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: KeLorean on Sat, 09 June 2018, 19:54:26
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Got my CA66 week before but i've waited with the build in order to get my experimental plate.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1750/41982237244_0a91642481_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26XPWuC)
IMG_6696 (https://flic.kr/p/26XPWuC) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1728/41800916395_3c23d77810_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26FNC86)
IMG_6699 (https://flic.kr/p/26FNC86) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1747/28826452528_43ceab5eab_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KVi73d)
IMG_6717 (https://flic.kr/p/KVi73d) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1756/41800910465_a9eb3c8f53_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26FNAmR)
IMG_6721 (https://flic.kr/p/26FNAmR) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1746/28826447948_545a45a313_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KVi5Ff)
IMG_6729 (https://flic.kr/p/KVi5Ff) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/28826445498_8b815616e9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KVi4X1)IMG_6739 (https://flic.kr/p/KVi4X1) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
looks good man


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Bael_Zharon on Sat, 09 June 2018, 19:54:43
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Got my CA66 week before but i've waited with the build in order to get my experimental plate.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1750/41982237244_0a91642481_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26XPWuC)
IMG_6696 (https://flic.kr/p/26XPWuC) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1728/41800916395_3c23d77810_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26FNC86)
IMG_6699 (https://flic.kr/p/26FNC86) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1747/28826452528_43ceab5eab_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KVi73d)
IMG_6717 (https://flic.kr/p/KVi73d) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1756/41800910465_a9eb3c8f53_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26FNAmR)
IMG_6721 (https://flic.kr/p/26FNAmR) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1746/28826447948_545a45a313_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KVi5Ff)
IMG_6729 (https://flic.kr/p/KVi5Ff) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/28826445498_8b815616e9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KVi4X1)IMG_6739 (https://flic.kr/p/KVi4X1) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
Looking really good! I happened to get my hands on one from /r/mechmarket and built it last night with your SA sculpt on it. Iíll post photos soon.


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Duckunderscore on Sat, 09 June 2018, 21:14:06
kinda kicking myself in the ass for missing this rip
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 10 June 2018, 09:22:31
A part of me was hoping I wouldn't like this board so I could sell it and have some extra money but... look at this thing X_X

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/OsJw1gu.jpg?1)


Love the combo. I am always into blue stuffs. :p

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/j5xbMJO.jpg)


Finished my build last weekend, Dark Grey case, Brass plate, MX Zilent switches, MaxKeys SA Ashen caps.

This is such a nice board. it's far lighter than it looks like it should be, but still has a nice heft to it.
Programming was super easy with qmk configurator. though or some reason the up arrow of the arrow cluster and the bottom key in the nav column were switched when I flashed it.

Thank you PlayKeyboardTW for running such a great GB!

Thanks for the love. :-*
It's lighter than other keebs since we kinda want everyone has the opportunity to bring it around. :p

Show Image
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Got my CA66 week before but i've waited with the build in order to get my experimental plate.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1750/41982237244_0a91642481_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26XPWuC)
IMG_6696 (https://flic.kr/p/26XPWuC) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1728/41800916395_3c23d77810_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26FNC86)
IMG_6699 (https://flic.kr/p/26FNC86) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1747/28826452528_43ceab5eab_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KVi73d)
IMG_6717 (https://flic.kr/p/KVi73d) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1756/41800910465_a9eb3c8f53_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26FNAmR)
IMG_6721 (https://flic.kr/p/26FNAmR) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1746/28826447948_545a45a313_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KVi5Ff)
IMG_6729 (https://flic.kr/p/KVi5Ff) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1723/28826445498_8b815616e9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KVi4X1)IMG_6739 (https://flic.kr/p/KVi4X1) by T0mb3ry (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151659186@N03/), auf Flickr

Wooooo nice to see the designer I like sharing his own keyset as our commercial photos. :eek:
Would you mind to share your experiment with me? ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: online on Sun, 10 June 2018, 10:48:00
Here is mine.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Vigrith on Sun, 10 June 2018, 11:03:06
(https://i.gyazo.com/bed2d60de79ebeb63ad061231dda347f.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: toastyparty on Sun, 10 June 2018, 11:29:32
can't wait for this to hit again. goddamn it's so beautiful.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: T0mb3ry on Sun, 10 June 2018, 12:41:46
Wooooo nice to see the designer I like sharing his own keyset as our commercial photos. :eek:
Would you mind to share me your experiment with me? ;D

Hey really like the CA66 keyboard.

In case of my experiment: I am still testing. Had to relube my switches from superlube to krytox. Was not happy with superlube. I will probably release an article here on geekhack about my experimental plate, so every keyboard designer may consider to feature it in their keyboard ;) So far i am really pleased with the result of my experiment.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: T0mb3ry on Sun, 10 June 2018, 16:57:38
Would you mind to share me your experiment with me? ;D

Here you are ;)
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96105.0
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: 1corazon on Mon, 11 June 2018, 04:50:23
I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE PLEASE CAN SOME ONE EMAIL ME I NEED THIS CASE !!!!!!!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Kerasan on Mon, 11 June 2018, 05:00:11
I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE PLEASE CAN SOME ONE EMAIL ME I NEED THIS CASE !!!!!!!

it's normal, I understand you, when this hobby becomes an illness, we have all these reactions.  :)) :p

KMK Labs.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 11 June 2018, 05:29:45
Would you mind to share me your experiment with me? ;D

Here you are ;)
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96105.0

I have to say it's more than interesting. Might need to make one to feel it in person. :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: tjweir on Mon, 11 June 2018, 10:23:02
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Looks awesome!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 11 June 2018, 20:19:18
Here is mine.

Oooh, old school look ;)

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(https://i.gyazo.com/bed2d60de79ebeb63ad061231dda347f.jpg)


This is some classic color combo.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: driftingbunnies on Mon, 11 June 2018, 20:58:00
Any extras? or maybe R2? :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: vewy_nice on Tue, 12 June 2018, 08:51:34
This was already round 3 (or 3.5, can't remember)
I think it was the last round, too.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: garbo on Tue, 12 June 2018, 15:44:29
Any extras? or maybe R2? :)


that you have all these people interested in another GB, it should happen again soon, right?  :p

Will make another IC after all orders are done completely.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Daellin on Tue, 12 June 2018, 19:57:25
Not sure if this was already mentioned: I've ordered some sound dampening foam (neoprene specifically) to help get rid of the hollow sound. It definitely worked, but 1/4" inch was too big and i could only screw on the top 3 screws of the backplate.

So I'd recommend 1/8" neoprene if you can find that specific thickness for anyone looking for a more solid sound.

I think typing without the backplate also helps to get rid of the hollow sound, but sound dampening foam with the backplate screwed on is the best typing experience.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: vewy_nice on Wed, 13 June 2018, 10:27:22
More
Show Image
(https://i.gyazo.com/bed2d60de79ebeb63ad061231dda347f.jpg)

How has nobody commented on this?
Is that just a camera trick? That looks SO WHITE! I'm actually kind of jealous...
BEAUTIFUL!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: broden on Wed, 13 June 2018, 13:54:47
I also wanted to post that I finally got around to building mine. Box Royals which feel a lot smoother on the SA Row1 than I anticipated. (Scratchy experience with Hakos in the past).

This has been a great GB experience for me, lots of communication and status updates, even videos on the shipping. It might feel mundane but I know participants like me just loved the transparency of it.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180613/a7a2477fc45058b31fa24bff6761b088.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180613/1a117af97accb2fa6af73c309271ebfb.jpg)


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 13 June 2018, 20:50:19
More
Show Image
(https://i.gyazo.com/bed2d60de79ebeb63ad061231dda347f.jpg)

How has nobody commented on this?
Is that just a camera trick? That looks SO WHITE! I'm actually kind of jealous...
BEAUTIFUL!

I did! :p

I also wanted to post that I finally got around to building mine. Box Royals which feel a lot smoother on the SA Row1 than I anticipated. (Scratchy experience with Hakos in the past).

This has been a great GB experience for me, lots of communication and status updates, even videos on the shipping. It might feel mundane but I know participants like me just loved the transparency of it.

Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180613/a7a2477fc45058b31fa24bff6761b088.jpg)
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180613/1a117af97accb2fa6af73c309271ebfb.jpg)



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Oh! Love this retro look. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: donut_sauce on Fri, 15 June 2018, 09:48:57
Here's my purple ca66 with Pristine (eventually either Phantom or Taro when they show up). Tried a bunch of different plate /switch combos- navies, ergo clears, alu plates, brass plates, etc.. and ended up settling with lubed switch filmed gat blacks on brass with sound dampening foam inside.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Lormania on Fri, 15 June 2018, 13:35:57
Looks amazing donut_sauce!!! If I got in on the GB it would be for the purple. Hoping the extras exist!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 15 June 2018, 23:37:50
Here's my purple ca66 with Pristine (eventually either Phantom or Taro when they show up). Tried a bunch of different plate /switch combos- navies, ergo clears, alu plates, brass plates, etc.. and ended up settling with lubed switch filmed gat blacks on brass with sound dampening foam inside.

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Woooo you inspired me a new set up. Nice! :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: breckstar on Sat, 16 June 2018, 07:27:10
Updated SA Hyperfuse after fix-kit GB:

(https://i.imgur.com/u4SG3RU.jpg?1)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: ringzero on Sat, 16 June 2018, 18:57:23
^ That Hyperfuse is amazing.

@play_keyboard: I screwed up my PCB (wanted to change switches, so I desoldered, and I think I must have damaged a line - though I can't see where), and some keys no longer work :(. Rest of board seems fine, LED animation plays etc. Are there any options? Can I buy another PCB, or maybe buy the file to get a new one made?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: donut_sauce on Sat, 16 June 2018, 19:22:46
^ That Hyperfuse is amazing.

@play_keyboard: I screwed up my PCB (wanted to change switches, so I desoldered, and I think I must have damaged a line - though I can't see where), and some keys no longer work :(. Rest of board seems fine, LED animation plays etc. Are there any options? Can I buy another PCB, or maybe buy the file to get a new one made?
You can probably just bridge the bad pads on the pcb.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: ringzero on Sat, 16 June 2018, 19:27:15
^ That Hyperfuse is amazing.

@play_keyboard: I screwed up my PCB (wanted to change switches, so I desoldered, and I think I must have damaged a line - though I can't see where), and some keys no longer work :(. Rest of board seems fine, LED animation plays etc. Are there any options? Can I buy another PCB, or maybe buy the file to get a new one made?
You can probably just bridge the bad pads on the pcb.

That makes sense, but I don't see what looks like damage from visual inspection on most of the board (I can see what looks like a probable cause for one key, but not the others, which aren't closeby).
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: pmsingchicken on Sun, 17 June 2018, 12:07:39
Just built my CA66 and for the life of me I can not get it into bootloader mode. I've tried different cables and computers. You just hold down Escape while plugging it in right?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: broden on Sun, 17 June 2018, 14:43:02
Just built my CA66 and for the life of me I can not get it into bootloader mode. I've tried different cables and computers. You just hold down Escape while plugging it in right?
I had to change ports a couple of times, but yes plugging in via ESC should work. LED strip should turn all white when in DFU mode (ready to flash)


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: wowremy on Tue, 19 June 2018, 03:30:08
ended up settling with lubed switch filmed gat blacks
I was thinking of building mine with BOX Blacks for stability with SA caps :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: donut_sauce on Tue, 19 June 2018, 05:32:24
ended up settling with lubed switch filmed gat blacks
I was thinking of building mine with BOX Blacks for stability with SA caps :)
That sounds like a fine choice :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Vizir on Tue, 19 June 2018, 09:31:05
dammit. missed this GB. any plans of bringing it back?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: sysfury on Tue, 19 June 2018, 13:43:51
I'm getting closer to starting soldering. I haven't built a keyboard before. I haven't soldered in 30 years.

Does this solder point look OK? Both my PCBs look like this. I think it's for the \| key. Will I be able to make this work?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: donut_sauce on Tue, 19 June 2018, 13:49:30
I'm getting closer to starting soldering. I haven't built a keyboard before. I haven't soldered in 30 years.

Does this solder point look OK? Both my PCBs look like this. I think it's for the \| key. Will I be able to make this work?
Yeah thatís how is supposed to look. You can test out your pcb before soldering by plugging it in and testing each set of switch pads using a set of tweezers
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: sysfury on Tue, 19 June 2018, 14:12:45
Yeah thatís how is supposed to look. You can test out your pcb before soldering by plugging it in and testing each set of switch pads using a set of tweezers
I tested with tweezers from the top side, and everything works. I'm just worried about soldering this switch when there is no visible pad on the bottom side. Will I have to do something different with pads like this?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: donut_sauce on Tue, 19 June 2018, 14:21:57
Yeah thatís how is supposed to look. You can test out your pcb before soldering by plugging it in and testing each set of switch pads using a set of tweezers
I tested with tweezers from the top side, and everything works. I'm just worried about soldering this switch when there is no visible pad on the bottom side. Will I have to do something different with pads like this?
The pad is there, itís just not a full circle.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: pmsingchicken on Tue, 19 June 2018, 15:35:48
Just built my CA66 and for the life of me I can not get it into bootloader mode. I've tried different cables and computers. You just hold down Escape while plugging it in right?
I had to change ports a couple of times, but yes plugging in via ESC should work. LED strip should turn all white when in DFU mode (ready to flash)


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Thanks for the help. I was finally able to get it into bootloader by jumping reset and vcc on the back of the board itself.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 20 June 2018, 08:33:20
Updated SA Hyperfuse after fix-kit GB:

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/u4SG3RU.jpg?1)


Another dream purple set combo. :p

^ That Hyperfuse is amazing.

@play_keyboard: I screwed up my PCB (wanted to change switches, so I desoldered, and I think I must have damaged a line - though I can't see where), and some keys no longer work :(. Rest of board seems fine, LED animation plays etc. Are there any options? Can I buy another PCB, or maybe buy the file to get a new one made?
You can probably just bridge the bad pads on the pcb.

That makes sense, but I don't see what looks like damage from visual inspection on most of the board (I can see what looks like a probable cause for one key, but not the others, which aren't closeby).

Was your problem been solved?

dammit. missed this GB. any plans of bringing it back?

Yes. ;D

Yeah thatís how is supposed to look. You can test out your pcb before soldering by plugging it in and testing each set of switch pads using a set of tweezers
I tested with tweezers from the top side, and everything works. I'm just worried about soldering this switch when there is no visible pad on the bottom side. Will I have to do something different with pads like this?
The pad is there, itís just not a full circle.

Yes, try to extend solder and connect pad and switch pin. It should work fine. :thumb:

Just built my CA66 and for the life of me I can not get it into bootloader mode. I've tried different cables and computers. You just hold down Escape while plugging it in right?
I had to change ports a couple of times, but yes plugging in via ESC should work. LED strip should turn all white when in DFU mode (ready to flash)


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Thanks for the help. I was finally able to get it into bootloader by jumping reset and vcc on the back of the board itself.

How's it going right now?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: donut_sauce on Wed, 20 June 2018, 09:54:48
Thanks again, PlayKeyboardTW. This has been an amazingly smooth GB with constant update and communication. I love that you are still checking in on everyone and making sure weíre all happy!

An amazing GB runner and Iím so excited to see what yíall will be running next:) (teasers?)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: ringzero on Wed, 20 June 2018, 10:34:46
Was your problem been solved?

+1 to this being an amazing GB! No, haven't managed to solve it just yet :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: driftingbunnies on Wed, 20 June 2018, 17:26:00
man, so sad i missed out. How much longer must i wait?! :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Daellin on Wed, 20 June 2018, 19:30:53
SA Oblivion finally arrived!

(https://i.imgur.com/UamAf0g.jpg)

Unfortunately I only put it on for show, because the CA66 PCB recently bricked (no lights pop up, nothing works) and honestly I feel broken and unsure of what to do...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: dc_in_sf on Wed, 20 June 2018, 20:23:23
Jealous, mine is still in transit
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Vizir on Wed, 20 June 2018, 22:25:16



dammit. missed this GB. any plans of bringing it back?

Yes. ;D


Any estimate when? I need this!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 21 June 2018, 01:45:26
SA Oblivion finally arrived!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UamAf0g.jpg)


Unfortunately I only put it on for show, because the CA66 PCB recently bricked (no lights pop up, nothing works) and honestly I feel broken and unsure of what to do...

Have you tried it on other PCs to see if it works?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: danielucf on Thu, 21 June 2018, 12:26:18
SA Oblivion finally arrived!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UamAf0g.jpg)


Unfortunately I only put it on for show, because the CA66 PCB recently bricked (no lights pop up, nothing works) and honestly I feel broken and unsure of what to do...

Have you tried it on other PCs to see if it works?

Is it possible to buy another PCB? I forgot to get a second pcb and have an extra plate from my original order. I'd love to build a second PCB plate and have something else to drop into the case.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: mudcakehoney on Thu, 21 June 2018, 15:44:20
Taking a long shot but need to buy an extra plate and pcb, are there any available or someone willing to sell their extras? Thanks
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Bael_Zharon on Thu, 21 June 2018, 15:52:01
Taking a long shot but need to buy an extra plate and pcb, are there any available or someone willing to sell their extras? Thanks
Pretty sure I have an extra plate.


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: mudcakehoney on Thu, 21 June 2018, 15:55:40
Taking a long shot but need to buy an extra plate and pcb, are there any available or someone willing to sell their extras? Thanks
Pretty sure I have an extra plate.


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PMíd
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Daellin on Thu, 21 June 2018, 18:25:32
SA Oblivion finally arrived!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UamAf0g.jpg)


Unfortunately I only put it on for show, because the CA66 PCB recently bricked (no lights pop up, nothing works) and honestly I feel broken and unsure of what to do...

Have you tried it on other PCs to see if it works?

Yes, it broke at work and when I went home to try on my PC nothing would work either.

Tried reflashing but it won't recognize the device at all.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: riktors on Thu, 21 June 2018, 23:20:55
SA Oblivion finally arrived!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UamAf0g.jpg)


Unfortunately I only put it on for show, because the CA66 PCB recently bricked (no lights pop up, nothing works) and honestly I feel broken and unsure of what to do...

Have you tried it on other PCs to see if it works?

Yes, it broke at work and when I went home to try on my PC nothing would work either.

Tried reflashing but it won't recognize the device at all.

Having a similar issue myself. Board was plugged in and sitting there and the lights went all white randomly like it is in bootloader mode. After that I can't get it to recognize to reflash. Tried multiple cables, windows box, mac box and even checked on my linux box just to see if it even shows up but nothing. If I open it up and bridge the reset and ground it will reset but still doesn't come up as a flashable device. Don't really know where to go from here. I guess the pcb died though I have no idea why it would have. Wasn't even touching it when it happened.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 22 June 2018, 00:04:34
SA Oblivion finally arrived!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UamAf0g.jpg)


Unfortunately I only put it on for show, because the CA66 PCB recently bricked (no lights pop up, nothing works) and honestly I feel broken and unsure of what to do...

Have you tried it on other PCs to see if it works?

Yes, it broke at work and when I went home to try on my PC nothing would work either.

Tried reflashing but it won't recognize the device at all.

SA Oblivion finally arrived!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UamAf0g.jpg)


Unfortunately I only put it on for show, because the CA66 PCB recently bricked (no lights pop up, nothing works) and honestly I feel broken and unsure of what to do...

Have you tried it on other PCs to see if it works?

Yes, it broke at work and when I went home to try on my PC nothing would work either.

Tried reflashing but it won't recognize the device at all.

Having a similar issue myself. Board was plugged in and sitting there and the lights went all white randomly like it is in bootloader mode. After that I can't get it to recognize to reflash. Tried multiple cables, windows box, mac box and even checked on my linux box just to see if it even shows up but nothing. If I open it up and bridge the reset and ground it will reset but still doesn't come up as a flashable device. Don't really know where to go from here. I guess the pcb died though I have no idea why it would have. Wasn't even touching it when it happened.

Guys, please send me a pm for letting me know your invoice numbers.
We'll send you a spare one each to see if it works. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 22 June 2018, 00:06:15
SA Oblivion finally arrived!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UamAf0g.jpg)


Unfortunately I only put it on for show, because the CA66 PCB recently bricked (no lights pop up, nothing works) and honestly I feel broken and unsure of what to do...

Have you tried it on other PCs to see if it works?

Is it possible to buy another PCB? I forgot to get a second pcb and have an extra plate from my original order. I'd love to build a second PCB plate and have something else to drop into the case.

Yes, after a month for my mate to settle down his new born daughter.
He'll be available to do delivery stuff. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: riktors on Fri, 22 June 2018, 06:50:27
SA Oblivion finally arrived!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UamAf0g.jpg)


Unfortunately I only put it on for show, because the CA66 PCB recently bricked (no lights pop up, nothing works) and honestly I feel broken and unsure of what to do...

Have you tried it on other PCs to see if it works?

Yes, it broke at work and when I went home to try on my PC nothing would work either.

Tried reflashing but it won't recognize the device at all.

SA Oblivion finally arrived!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UamAf0g.jpg)


Unfortunately I only put it on for show, because the CA66 PCB recently bricked (no lights pop up, nothing works) and honestly I feel broken and unsure of what to do...

Have you tried it on other PCs to see if it works?

Yes, it broke at work and when I went home to try on my PC nothing would work either.

Tried reflashing but it won't recognize the device at all.

Having a similar issue myself. Board was plugged in and sitting there and the lights went all white randomly like it is in bootloader mode. After that I can't get it to recognize to reflash. Tried multiple cables, windows box, mac box and even checked on my linux box just to see if it even shows up but nothing. If I open it up and bridge the reset and ground it will reset but still doesn't come up as a flashable device. Don't really know where to go from here. I guess the pcb died though I have no idea why it would have. Wasn't even touching it when it happened.

Guys, please send me a pm for letting me know your invoice numbers.
We'll send you a spare one each to see if it works. :thumb:

PM sent, really appreciate it!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: donut_sauce on Fri, 22 June 2018, 08:31:07
Having a similar issue myself. Board was plugged in and sitting there and the lights went all white randomly like it is in bootloader mode. After that I can't get it to recognize to reflash. Tried multiple cables, windows box, mac box and even checked on my linux box just to see if it even shows up but nothing. If I open it up and bridge the reset and ground it will reset but still doesn't come up as a flashable device. Don't really know where to go from here. I guess the pcb died though I have no idea why it would have. Wasn't even touching it when it happened.
That's odd. Were you using screw In stabs? Wondering if it's a shorting issue.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: riktors on Fri, 22 June 2018, 08:42:34
Having a similar issue myself. Board was plugged in and sitting there and the lights went all white randomly like it is in bootloader mode. After that I can't get it to recognize to reflash. Tried multiple cables, windows box, mac box and even checked on my linux box just to see if it even shows up but nothing. If I open it up and bridge the reset and ground it will reset but still doesn't come up as a flashable device. Don't really know where to go from here. I guess the pcb died though I have no idea why it would have. Wasn't even touching it when it happened.
That's odd. Were you using screw In stabs? Wondering if it's a shorting issue.

I do have screw in stabs. Removing them doesn't seem to solve the problem at this point. Curious if that could have anything to do with it going bad in the first place? It would definitely be a first for me, had several boards with them previously without issue.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 22 June 2018, 09:02:01
Having a similar issue myself. Board was plugged in and sitting there and the lights went all white randomly like it is in bootloader mode. After that I can't get it to recognize to reflash. Tried multiple cables, windows box, mac box and even checked on my linux box just to see if it even shows up but nothing. If I open it up and bridge the reset and ground it will reset but still doesn't come up as a flashable device. Don't really know where to go from here. I guess the pcb died though I have no idea why it would have. Wasn't even touching it when it happened.
That's odd. Were you using screw In stabs? Wondering if it's a shorting issue.

I do have screw in stabs. Removing them doesn't seem to solve the problem at this point. Curious if that could have anything to do with it going bad in the first place? It would definitely be a first for me, had several boards with them previously without issue.

Yes it does have a chance to short if the screw contact PCB pads. I myself put screws in plastic firm rings to avoid contacts.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: riktors on Fri, 22 June 2018, 09:13:04
Having a similar issue myself. Board was plugged in and sitting there and the lights went all white randomly like it is in bootloader mode. After that I can't get it to recognize to reflash. Tried multiple cables, windows box, mac box and even checked on my linux box just to see if it even shows up but nothing. If I open it up and bridge the reset and ground it will reset but still doesn't come up as a flashable device. Don't really know where to go from here. I guess the pcb died though I have no idea why it would have. Wasn't even touching it when it happened.
That's odd. Were you using screw In stabs? Wondering if it's a shorting issue.

I'll definitely do that on the replacement one just to be safe!

I do have screw in stabs. Removing them doesn't seem to solve the problem at this point. Curious if that could have anything to do with it going bad in the first place? It would definitely be a first for me, had several boards with them previously without issue.

Yes it does have a chance to short if the screw contact PCB pads. I myself put screws in plastic firm rings to avoid contacts.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: donut_sauce on Fri, 22 June 2018, 09:14:46
Having a similar issue myself. Board was plugged in and sitting there and the lights went all white randomly like it is in bootloader mode. After that I can't get it to recognize to reflash. Tried multiple cables, windows box, mac box and even checked on my linux box just to see if it even shows up but nothing. If I open it up and bridge the reset and ground it will reset but still doesn't come up as a flashable device. Don't really know where to go from here. I guess the pcb died though I have no idea why it would have. Wasn't even touching it when it happened.
That's odd. Were you using screw In stabs? Wondering if it's a shorting issue.

I do have screw in stabs. Removing them doesn't seem to solve the problem at this point. Curious if that could have anything to do with it going bad in the first place? It would definitely be a first for me, had several boards with them previously without issue.
It really varies from PCB to PCB. In general the more layouts a PCB offers, the more often your stabilizers will need insulation between the stabilizers screws and PCB pads.

On this specific PCB for this keyboard all the stabilizers - Left Shift, Spacebar, Enter, Backspace - would require some sort of insulator between the pad and the screw. Personally I just use electrical tape but a lot of people use plastic washers.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Bael_Zharon on Fri, 22 June 2018, 09:16:25
SA Oblivion finally arrived!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UamAf0g.jpg)


Unfortunately I only put it on for show, because the CA66 PCB recently bricked (no lights pop up, nothing works) and honestly I feel broken and unsure of what to do...

Have you tried it on other PCs to see if it works?

Yes, it broke at work and when I went home to try on my PC nothing would work either.

Tried reflashing but it won't recognize the device at all.

Having a similar issue myself. Board was plugged in and sitting there and the lights went all white randomly like it is in bootloader mode. After that I can't get it to recognize to reflash. Tried multiple cables, windows box, mac box and even checked on my linux box just to see if it even shows up but nothing. If I open it up and bridge the reset and ground it will reset but still doesn't come up as a flashable device. Don't really know where to go from here. I guess the pcb died though I have no idea why it would have. Wasn't even touching it when it happened.

Do you all remember what machine you were using when it happened? I don't know if you've been following, but apparently MacBooks can cause issues:

So, my CA66 is having a strange issue. I was using it with my work Macbook Pro, and it was fine for hours, but then I woke the laptop from sleep mode. The LEDs turned white, and the keyboard is no longer working. I unplugged and replugged it, which didn't work. I have tried reflashing it but it will not enter bootloader mode. The LEDs come on but are solid white. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix it?

Final update: Looks like the culprit is likely my Macbook Pro at work. It's one of the new USB-C only versions, and people are reporting that these are frying peripherals due to weird power surges in the ports. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16971052

I've messaged PlayKeyboardTW and hopefully there are extra PCBs available, because I do like having a backup. Be careful where you're plugging in your keyboards apparently!


So your PC doesn't recognize the board when you plug it in at all? If it DOES recognize it, try resetting eeprom first, then re-flashing.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Bael_Zharon on Fri, 22 June 2018, 09:17:41
Edited above message with all relevant findings
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: riktors on Fri, 22 June 2018, 09:38:42
SA Oblivion finally arrived!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UamAf0g.jpg)


Unfortunately I only put it on for show, because the CA66 PCB recently bricked (no lights pop up, nothing works) and honestly I feel broken and unsure of what to do...

Have you tried it on other PCs to see if it works?

Yes, it broke at work and when I went home to try on my PC nothing would work either.

Tried reflashing but it won't recognize the device at all.

Having a similar issue myself. Board was plugged in and sitting there and the lights went all white randomly like it is in bootloader mode. After that I can't get it to recognize to reflash. Tried multiple cables, windows box, mac box and even checked on my linux box just to see if it even shows up but nothing. If I open it up and bridge the reset and ground it will reset but still doesn't come up as a flashable device. Don't really know where to go from here. I guess the pcb died though I have no idea why it would have. Wasn't even touching it when it happened.

Do you all remember what machine you were using when it happened? I don't know if you've been following, but apparently MacBooks can cause issues:

So, my CA66 is having a strange issue. I was using it with my work Macbook Pro, and it was fine for hours, but then I woke the laptop from sleep mode. The LEDs turned white, and the keyboard is no longer working. I unplugged and replugged it, which didn't work. I have tried reflashing it but it will not enter bootloader mode. The LEDs come on but are solid white. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix it?

Final update: Looks like the culprit is likely my Macbook Pro at work. It's one of the new USB-C only versions, and people are reporting that these are frying peripherals due to weird power surges in the ports. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16971052

I've messaged PlayKeyboardTW and hopefully there are extra PCBs available, because I do like having a backup. Be careful where you're plugging in your keyboards apparently!


So your PC doesn't recognize the board when you plug it in at all? If it DOES recognize it, try resetting eeprom first, then re-flashing.

It was on a dell xps 15 so not related to the macbook issue. How would I go about resetting the eeprom?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Daellin on Fri, 22 June 2018, 11:05:25
SA Oblivion finally arrived!

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UamAf0g.jpg)


Unfortunately I only put it on for show, because the CA66 PCB recently bricked (no lights pop up, nothing works) and honestly I feel broken and unsure of what to do...


Have you tried it on other PCs to see if it works?

Yes, it broke at work and when I went home to try on my PC nothing would work either.

Tried reflashing but it won't recognize the device at all.

Having a similar issue myself. Board was plugged in and sitting there and the lights went all white randomly like it is in bootloader mode. After that I can't get it to recognize to reflash. Tried multiple cables, windows box, mac box and even checked on my linux box just to see if it even shows up but nothing. If I open it up and bridge the reset and ground it will reset but still doesn't come up as a flashable device. Don't really know where to go from here. I guess the pcb died though I have no idea why it would have. Wasn't even touching it when it happened.

Hate to say this, but I'm glad I'm not alone in this.

Yes my keyboard used screw-in stabs. I only used one - one on the right-spacebar of a split space layout. Everything else was a normal stab.

I was connected to a Windows 8 machine, to which I went to the bathroom, only to come back and find the lights were weird. It was originally on the RGB setting, but when I came back, it was this weird green. I unplugged and replugged it only to find it suddenly broke.

I had dampening foam (neoprene) in the keyboard case. I think that's all the details I can really give. Sending you a PM, PlayKeyboard.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: child on Fri, 22 June 2018, 18:04:20
When doing some really weird stuff with my split space (don't even ask) I think I managed to break the stabilizer, because when I move stab inserts manually the wire doesn't move (neither does the other insert). Is it possible to replace it without desoldering the whole board?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: dc_in_sf on Sat, 23 June 2018, 19:59:08
Oblivion finally arrived, so I have SA profile keys finally for the CA66, definitely a good fit!

(https://i.imgur.com/C3XiJRN.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Haaaaaandrew on Tue, 26 June 2018, 14:11:14
I am having similar issues with my pcb. It was working fine one day but when I plugged it into a different computer, it didn't work and couldn't be reflashed. I didn't notice any odd led behavior, was used on a Win10 tower and moved to a Win10 laptop when it stopped working. :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Chigorin on Wed, 27 June 2018, 01:36:10
any update on a possible Bluetooth PCB gb?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: goku12 on Fri, 29 June 2018, 09:42:29
any update on a possible Bluetooth PCB gb?
Donít forget the hot swap sockets! =)


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 30 June 2018, 10:24:03
any update on a possible Bluetooth PCB gb?

the case is alu it probably wouldn't work
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: dc_in_sf on Sat, 30 June 2018, 11:19:47
any update on a possible Bluetooth PCB gb?

the case is alu it probably wouldn't work

I thought there was already a bt pcb developed that uses a carbon fiber plate to allow the signal out?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 30 June 2018, 11:20:58
any update on a possible Bluetooth PCB gb?

the case is alu it probably wouldn't work

I thought there was already a bt pcb developed that uses a carbon fiber plate to allow the signal out?

im not sure if that would work but honestly i have no idea
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 01 July 2018, 04:10:40
Hi everyone. IC thread for new round just posted.

Please check it here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96401.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96401.0)

We'll update more info gradually. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 01 July 2018, 04:16:34
any update on a possible Bluetooth PCB gb?

the case is alu it probably wouldn't work

I thought there was already a bt pcb developed that uses a carbon fiber plate to allow the signal out?

im not sure if that would work but honestly i have no idea

We'll make some modifications for plate to make it possible. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: oldcat on Sun, 01 July 2018, 23:15:10
This is purely amazing.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: SparkSnacker on Thu, 05 July 2018, 11:17:12
I've finally put together my CA66 (what a beauty), and I'm having some issues flashing the hex file on my Mac as detailed here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U6TFRDjKWoeqEisg14OWFIzY4lis2L2L/view

When I get to "7. Press and hold the esc and plug the ca66 keyboard to your mac."

It says "Display all 1410 possibilities? (y or n)"

And when I continue to ./bootloadHID ca66.hex, I get this error:

"Error opening HIDBoot device: The specified device was not found"

Any tips on how to identify the device to the bootloaderHID?

Or, better yet, a more thorough guide on flashing it for a mac?

Thanks guys!   :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: child on Thu, 05 July 2018, 13:21:08
Are you sure you are holding escape? This message would indicate it's Tab that you are holding.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: SparkSnacker on Thu, 05 July 2018, 13:39:56
OMG that was it: I was holding down `Esc` on my laptop keyboard, not on my CA66 :facepalm:

Thank you!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping. Flashing guide updated in main post)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Thu, 05 July 2018, 16:05:00
any update on a possible Bluetooth PCB gb?

the case is alu it probably wouldn't work

I thought there was already a bt pcb developed that uses a carbon fiber plate to allow the signal out?

im not sure if that would work but honestly i have no idea

There was already a GB for this, and yes, it did work.

Does anyone know anything about the ďCAD66Ē BLE PCB thatís compatible with the CA66? Saw some pictures on Reddit but donít know where to get one.

A tiny little bit, it's a dual mode replacement pcb that is bluetooth enabled and USB capable, replaces the LED strip with an LED matrix that is individually addressable, and is Alps comptible. the original group buy came with a pcb, carbon fiber replacement plate (to allow signal transmission), and a battery. original group buy was on taobao (http://g.lshou.com/shangjia/c1014470755/t5661dd9ee81a.html), and is over. there may be another buy in the near future...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: random0987 on Tue, 10 July 2018, 22:43:53
Sad news- add me to the growing list of people with a bricked PCB. Hereís what happened and what Iíve tried:

1 - use CA66 happily for a couple of months,
2 - watching full screen video on desktop computer running Windows 10,
3 - hear USB disconnect sound, lights on CA66 turn on and are all white (I had them turned off previously, they only lit when holding the function key)
4 - error message, "The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it."
5 - each time I plug into a different computer I get the same error message,
6 - attempt to re-flash with eeprom reset and ca66 hex files. Hold down ďESCĒ and plug in, no error message, but both boot loader and QMK toolbox software are unable to find a device to flash

Has anyone found a workaround or discovered the cause? I hope others can avoid these issues if we are able the identify what is going wrong.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: typischt on Mon, 16 July 2018, 20:57:59
Finally came around to build the CA66 and it really is super nice and beautiful! I will post pictures soon, want to customize a little first (since I just now finished it). :D
Question: I want to "port" the board to QMK. But since I'm a beginner still with QMK, I wonder if the default TMK file is somewhere available for download? Or can I somehow download the Hex file from the keyboard? Just in case something is going wrong.
One other thing: I built it with split spacebar and am using SA keycaps and I have the problem that the "right" spacebar (2.75U) is sometimes slightly touching the case. It's not too bad, but it doesn't feel all that well. Anyone with the same setup and problem?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: donut_sauce on Mon, 16 July 2018, 21:16:03
Finally came around to build the CA66 and it really is super nice and beautiful! I will post pictures soon, want to customize a little first (since I just now finished it). :D
Question: I want to "port" the board to QMK. But since I'm a beginner still with QMK, I wonder if the default TMK file is somewhere available for download? Or can I somehow download the Hex file from the keyboard? Just in case something is going wrong.
One other thing: I built it with split spacebar and am using SA keycaps and I have the problem that the "right" spacebar (2.75U) is sometimes slightly touching the case. It's not too bad, but it doesn't feel all that well. Anyone with the same setup and problem?
Why do you want to port it? It's already available on the QMK repo.

https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/tree/master/keyboards/playkbtw/ca66
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: typischt on Mon, 16 July 2018, 21:19:25
Finally came around to build the CA66 and it really is super nice and beautiful! I will post pictures soon, want to customize a little first (since I just now finished it). :D
Question: I want to "port" the board to QMK. But since I'm a beginner still with QMK, I wonder if the default TMK file is somewhere available for download? Or can I somehow download the Hex file from the keyboard? Just in case something is going wrong.
One other thing: I built it with split spacebar and am using SA keycaps and I have the problem that the "right" spacebar (2.75U) is sometimes slightly touching the case. It's not too bad, but it doesn't feel all that well. Anyone with the same setup and problem?
Why do you want to port it? It's already available on the QMK repo.

https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/tree/master/keyboards/playkbtw/ca66
Ah sorry, I used the wrong word ofc. What I meant was the bootloader thing: DonĎt I have to do something with it to be able to use QMK? I read something a few pages back, but I might not have read this correctly..
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: donut_sauce on Mon, 16 July 2018, 21:25:09
Finally came around to build the CA66 and it really is super nice and beautiful! I will post pictures soon, want to customize a little first (since I just now finished it). :D
Question: I want to "port" the board to QMK. But since I'm a beginner still with QMK, I wonder if the default TMK file is somewhere available for download? Or can I somehow download the Hex file from the keyboard? Just in case something is going wrong.
One other thing: I built it with split spacebar and am using SA keycaps and I have the problem that the "right" spacebar (2.75U) is sometimes slightly touching the case. It's not too bad, but it doesn't feel all that well. Anyone with the same setup and problem?
Why do you want to port it? It's already available on the QMK repo.

https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/tree/master/keyboards/playkbtw/ca66
Ah sorry, I used the wrong word ofc. What I meant was the bootloader thing: DonĎt I have to do something with it to be able to use QMK? I read something a few pages back, but I might not have read this correctly..
No worries, go the first post >FEATURES OF PCB> Flashing Guide. Choose either Mac/Windows and that'll have all the info you need. All you need is a hex file.

If you don't have know how to compile a hex someone might be able to pass one along. Are you familiar with compiling?

Edit: Actually QMK configurator has the ca66 so you should just be able to use that:)

https://config.qmk.fm/#/playkbtw/ca66/LAYOUT
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: sysfury on Wed, 18 July 2018, 15:43:27


They are M2.5*5.

What is the size of the larger case screws?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: TennisShoeNinja on Mon, 23 July 2018, 15:29:54
Im late to the party.... when is round 2?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: eyedrop on Mon, 23 July 2018, 16:30:40
Im late to the party.... when is round 2?

He hasn't announce it yet.  But keep an eye out in the IC thread.
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96401.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96401.0)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: Brammm87 on Wed, 08 August 2018, 04:21:26
I was going through the build log photos and noticed this switch modding aid tool: https://www.flickr.com/photos/149475414@N03/36687692440/in/album-72157688199776126/

Does anyone know where I could get one of those?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 08 August 2018, 23:26:55
I was going through the build log photos and noticed this switch modding aid tool: https://www.flickr.com/photos/149475414@N03/36687692440/in/album-72157688199776126/

Does anyone know where I could get one of those?

Looks like just a laser cut piece of acrylic with cherry switchtop opening cutouts. talk to Jordi over at https://stratakb.com/ or pretty much anyone who owns or has access to a laser cutter...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: euphxenos on Thu, 09 August 2018, 13:17:15
I was going through the build log photos and noticed this switch modding aid tool: https://www.flickr.com/photos/149475414@N03/36687692440/in/album-72157688199776126/

Does anyone know where I could get one of those?

I bought mine from a seller on Aliexpress:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Keyboard-Axis-Board-for-Machanical-Keyboard-Black-Axis-Blue-Brown-Red-Gray-Green-White-Axis-Acrylic/32802439596.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.3cbd4c4d2T5Ii4
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: slxdegrees on Wed, 05 September 2018, 10:15:23
Edit: Nvm wrong thread
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: JP on Thu, 04 October 2018, 10:02:10
I just got my Round 1 CA66 and I am getting USB power surge issues. I've never seen this on any other board with my Dell laptop. Is my PCB bad? Am I better off getting a new round 2 pcb?

Edit: I am thinking the cable is to blame. Will order a new high USB C cable factory built to spec rather than something I bought from some random person online that happened to look cool...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: Jaxxstatic on Sat, 03 November 2018, 10:08:48
Sad news- add me to the growing list of people with a bricked PCB. Hereís what happened and what Iíve tried:

1 - use CA66 happily for a couple of months,
2 - watching full screen video on desktop computer running Windows 10,
3 - hear USB disconnect sound, lights on CA66 turn on and are all white (I had them turned off previously, they only lit when holding the function key)
4 - error message, "The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it."
5 - each time I plug into a different computer I get the same error message,
6 - attempt to re-flash with eeprom reset and ca66 hex files. Hold down ďESCĒ and plug in, no error message, but both boot loader and QMK toolbox software are unable to find a device to flash

Has anyone found a workaround or discovered the cause? I hope others can avoid these issues if we are able the identify what is going wrong.

Same here. I have a second PCB, but I'm hesitant to build it up now unless the source for the problem is figured out. I don't want to brick another PCB.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: fer.real on Sat, 03 November 2018, 10:38:58
I have had this happen to me, but I was able to recover the board by reflashing the firmware.  Windows showed an error that a device (the keyboard) was using too much power.  This makes me believe that the failure was due to a bad USB-C cable.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: donut_sauce on Sat, 03 November 2018, 12:00:30
I have had this happen to me, but I was able to recover the board by reflashing the firmware.  Windows showed an error that a device (the keyboard) was using too much power.  This makes me believe that the failure was due to a bad USB-C cable.
that's a good guess. a bad cable can definitely fry an input device. i had a bad micro-usb fry my intuos tablet.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: Shell058 on Wed, 21 November 2018, 08:20:53
Well, my second PCB is now exhibiting the same issue. LED strip lights up white, won't go into bootloader mode, totally non-responsive. I have a BT and regular PCB ordered from round 2 but I'm not very confident that it won't happen again. Not sure what is causing this issue or if it's been solved in round two. If anyone's had any luck bringing a PCB back from this please let me know, I'd really rather not desolder these Tealios for the second time.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: fer.real on Mon, 26 November 2018, 20:29:17
Now I've joined the club.  I have a CA66 from this round and have had two PCBs die on me.  I'm using the keyboard on a 1st gen Surface Book.  The second board died within a few days of use, the first one lasted longer.

The first time I had a problem I got an error from Windows that a device was using too much power from the USB port.  After that, the keyboard was unresponsive, but I was able to get it into bootloader mode and reflash the firmware. 

After that, there were a few times that after waking from sleep, the RGB LED animations were frozen and I got an error message that the USB device was not recognized.  I was able to short pin 13 to ground and reset and reflash the firmware.

Finally, it seems the board just died.  The RGB LEDs don't light up, I don't get any notification from windows and the keyboard is totally unresponsive.  The second PCB died this way just a few days after I started using it.

I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but every time something happened to the keyboard it was when the PC went to sleep.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: DoCallMeKing on Tue, 27 November 2018, 22:23:15
When you say ďthis roundĒ do you mean the 1st round, or the round that hasnít shipped yet?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: fer.real on Wed, 28 November 2018, 08:29:40
When you say ďthis roundĒ do you mean the 1st round, or the round that hasnít shipped yet?

This is the thread for the 1st round on geekhack.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: DoCallMeKing on Wed, 28 November 2018, 09:40:00
Gotcha, just wanted to make sure.
Has anyone heard if the new pcbís have any changes to make them more reliable?
Thanks
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: nill on Tue, 22 January 2019, 11:49:06
Was anyone able to fix one of their PCBs? I'm sad after mine bricked after 6h of use...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: donut_sauce on Tue, 22 January 2019, 12:25:23
Add me to the growing list as well of PCB problems. Mine just started doing this. I'll be working and all of sudden get a Windows 10"USB Device" error and the keyboard will become unresponsive. Unplugging it and then plugging it back in solves the problem but I'm sure it's just a matter of time before it gets bricked.

What's odd is that it's been fine since I got it and it's happening all of a sudden. Same computer, same usb cable, just started happening. 
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: fer.real on Tue, 22 January 2019, 13:04:48
Add me to the growing list as well of PCB problems. Mine just started doing this. I'll be working and all of sudden get a Windows 10"USB Device" error and the keyboard will become unresponsive. Unplugging it and then plugging it back in solves the problem but I'm sure it's just a matter of time before it gets bricked.

What's odd is that it's been fine since I got it and it's happening all of a sudden. Same computer, same usb cable, just started happening.

That's exactly what happened to me.  It is just a matter of time.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 23 January 2019, 01:31:50
Hi guys,

Sorry to hear those bricked situations happened to some PCBs. :(

Since it's been a while after the first round CA66s have been shipped we will have after-sale service for those PCBs (before 2019.1.1):
1. If you bought 2 pieces of PCBs, we will offer one for free for replacement
2. If you got 1, then it will be half price.

Thanks! :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: Lyle88 on Wed, 23 January 2019, 05:00:40
Hi guys,

Sorry to hear those bricked situations happened to some PCBs. :(

Since it's been a while after the first round CA66s have been shipped we will have after-sale service for those PCBs (before 2019.1.1):
1. If you bought 2 pieces of PCBs, we will offer one for free for replacement
2. If you got 1, then it will be half price.

Thanks! :thumb:
Have any modifications been made to the PCB for round 2?

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: fer.real on Wed, 23 January 2019, 05:05:42
Hi guys,

Sorry to hear those bricked situations happened to some PCBs. :(

Since it's been a while after the first round CA66s have been shipped we will have after-sale service for those PCBs (before 2019.1.1):
1. If you bought 2 pieces of PCBs, we will offer one for free for replacement
2. If you got 1, then it will be half price.

Thanks! :thumb:

Thanks so much for doing this!  You are really willing to stand behind your work.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: V. Vega on Wed, 23 January 2019, 07:17:53
Hi guys,

Sorry to hear those bricked situations happened to some PCBs. :(

Since it's been a while after the first round CA66s have been shipped we will have after-sale service for those PCBs (before 2019.1.1):
1. If you bought 2 pieces of PCBs, we will offer one for free for replacement
2. If you got 1, then it will be half price.

Thanks! :thumb:

I got my CA66 secondhand, can I still get a new PCB? I'm willing to pay full price for it since I wasn't part of the original group buy.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: nill on Wed, 23 January 2019, 16:45:21
Same here. I just got my CA66 secondhand, and it shorted after just a few days. My main priority is getting a functional PCB, so would gladly pay in full (though it would be nice to have access to a discount, if at all possible).

Thanks! Looking forward to finally getting my dream board up and rolling :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: lakeboredom on Sun, 27 January 2019, 06:32:13
How can I avoid breaking mine when I build it? Got it second hand, thankfully I bought a couple pcbs in the new round.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: child on Sun, 27 January 2019, 12:15:07
Mine worked fine for almost a year, but recently - probably encouraged by the posts in this thread - it started acting weirdly. I had to replug it sometimes, the LEDs sometimes went on by themselves and in last days it caused other USB devices to crash (at least I suspect the keyboard to be the reason). Finally the rightmost column died completely and the other symptoms stopped happening (but I'll wait some more days just to be certain).

The keyboard is bearable for me in current state (because I rarely use rightmost column), but of course I would rather have it fully functional (instead of being afraid of it dying completely any moment), so I'm looking forward to replacement PCBs.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: Jaxxstatic on Sun, 27 January 2019, 12:31:42
So my second round 1 PCB resurrected after plugging in again on a whim...
This kind of thing makes me feel like keyboards run on magic. I may have to burn it for being a witch.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: phinix on Sun, 27 January 2019, 15:48:45
WKL should have a logo badge n top left corner
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sun, 27 January 2019, 16:46:18
WKL should have a logo badge n top left corner
It's a bit late for suggestions, IC ended a long time ago

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: donut_sauce on Mon, 11 February 2019, 08:41:24
Mine worked fine for almost a year, but recently - probably encouraged by the posts in this thread - it started acting weirdly. I had to replug it sometimes, the LEDs sometimes went on by themselves and in last days it caused other USB devices to crash (at least I suspect the keyboard to be the reason). Finally the rightmost column died completely and the other symptoms stopped happening (but I'll wait some more days just to be certain).

The keyboard is bearable for me in current state (because I rarely use rightmost column), but of course I would rather have it fully functional (instead of being afraid of it dying completely any moment), so I'm looking forward to replacement PCBs.
This is exactly what happened to me 5 minute ago. I just got to work and now my right most column + LEDs don't register but everything else works fine. I now have a 60% lol.

UPDATE: ok so now the q row just died and the keyboard is officially out of service.

I'm curious to know what's causing this issue on these PCBs. I have had issues with PCBs in the past where I've had to bridge a pad or fix some soldering but it's one time thing. You fix it and it's good to go but this pcb seems to keep deteriorating more and more over time. Wonder what's the cause.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: donut_sauce on Mon, 11 February 2019, 08:42:40
Hi guys,

Sorry to hear those bricked situations happened to some PCBs. :(

Since it's been a while after the first round CA66s have been shipped we will have after-sale service for those PCBs (before 2019.1.1):
1. If you bought 2 pieces of PCBs, we will offer one for free for replacement
2. If you got 1, then it will be half price.

Thanks! :thumb:
Thanks so much for this. How should we go about doing this? PM on GH, email? I bought 2 PCBs in the first round.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: Photoelectric on Mon, 11 February 2019, 10:32:13
Could be weakened solder joints on some diodes.  I would carefully (on lower soldering iron temperature, suitable for SMD components) reflow the solder on all the diodes.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: kelasol on Mon, 11 February 2019, 10:42:25
I had an issue with the q-row, or more specifically just the 'q' key not working at times when I first built my ca66. It was pretty mystifying as all the solder/joints looked good. What got it working was really making sure the ribbon cable was fully and correctly inserted into the daughter pcb-port; it's possible that could loosen over time if not initially seated correctly. May not be the problem in some cases, but worth a shot to check since it's an easy adjustment! Good luck!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Mon, 11 February 2019, 10:45:04
I'm curious to know what's causing this issue on these PCBs. I have had issues with PCBs in the past where I've had to bridge a pad or fix some soldering but it's one time thing. You fix it and it's good to go but this pcb seems to keep deteriorating more and more over time. Wonder what's the cause.

Yeah I would also really like to know what the problem is with the old pcbs that has been rectified in the new pcbs. I think a lot of people would like to know...

Hi guys,

Sorry to hear those bricked situations happened to some PCBs. :(

Since it's been a while after the first round CA66s have been shipped we will have after-sale service for those PCBs (before 2019.1.1):
1. If you bought 2 pieces of PCBs, we will offer one for free for replacement
2. If you got 1, then it will be half price.

Thanks! :thumb:
Thanks so much for this. How should we go about doing this? PM on GH, email? I bought 2 PCBs in the first round.


Most likely theyíll open up orders on their site after the current buy is over and before they list extras for sale. But it would be nice to know if thatís how itíll be or if there will be some other procedure. And what can be done for the people that have bought second hand.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: donut_sauce on Mon, 11 February 2019, 10:52:22
Could be weakened solder joints on some diodes.  I would carefully (on lower soldering iron temperature, suitable for SMD components) reflow the solder on all the diodes.
Thanks for this info, I'll give this a shot this weekend.

I had an issue with the q-row, or more specifically just the 'q' key not working at times when I first built my ca66. It was pretty mystifying as all the solder/joints looked good. What got it working was really making sure the ribbon cable was fully and correctly inserted into the daughter pcb-port; it's possible that could loosen over time if not initially seated correctly. May not be the problem in some cases, but worth a shot to check since it's an easy adjustment! Good luck!
I'll give this a go as well. Worth trying since it's pretty easy. Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: King4477 on Tue, 12 February 2019, 21:22:23
For anyone out there still experiencing PCB issues, try running QMK if you arenít already.

My first PCB bricked on me about 4 months in. On my second PCB, after a few months of use, I started noticing similar issues as several of you are mentioning here: my ďSĒ key or the four vertical keys on the right would randomly stop working, and wouldnít work again until I unplugged the USB and plugged back in. Both were running the TMK firmware and layouts made with the YD Keymap Builder.

Decided that it if was going to die, I was going to at least try running QMK on since keymap.c files for the CA66 started showing up on github. Since switching over I have not had a single similar issue arise. Only complaint is that I canít seem to get the caps lock LED to work.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: ctrl on Mon, 25 February 2019, 05:30:01
For anyone out there still experiencing PCB issues, try running QMK if you arenít already.

My first PCB bricked on me about 4 months in. On my second PCB, after a few months of use, I started noticing similar issues as several of you are mentioning here: my ďSĒ key or the four vertical keys on the right would randomly stop working, and wouldnít work again until I unplugged the USB and plugged back in. Both were running the TMK firmware and layouts made with the YD Keymap Builder.

Decided that it if was going to die, I was going to at least try running QMK on since keymap.c files for the CA66 started showing up on github. Since switching over I have not had a single similar issue arise. Only complaint is that I canít seem to get the caps lock LED to work.

I still have my CA66 kit boxed and waiting on an opportunity to sit down and build it, but I've followed developments regarding these issues with great interest. Thanks for making this important point! Hopefully someone better skilled at QMK could add the necessary polish for it to be fully workable.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: child on Mon, 25 February 2019, 08:55:10
I flashed my CA66 with QMK and didn't have issues for a week or so (apart from non-functional LEDs), but then one time at bootup BOOM! - some LEDs come up, some USB devices malfunction... So while the problems are less frequent they weren't gone completely - CA66 goes to the shelf again waiting for replacement PCB :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: donut_sauce on Mon, 25 February 2019, 09:52:57
I've been running qmk on both my ca66 pcb's since i got them, so at least for me, this is not firmware related. i have a feeling this is related to weak solder joints and will test mine out with the a mutlimeter when i have the time. would be great to hear from playkeyboard what the issue is.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: Jaxxstatic on Mon, 25 February 2019, 11:55:38
QMK works on mine, but my "up" arrow key is the bottom right macro and vice versa on the configurator. Also, I the only media key that actually flashed is "mute"
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Mon, 25 February 2019, 12:12:39
QMK works on mine, but my "up" arrow key is the bottom right macro and vice versa on the configurator.

Glad to hear that I'm not the only one who had this issue. I thought I was going crazy, especially after they told me there was nothing wrong in the repo, well obviously something is wrong somewhere...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: donut_sauce on Sun, 17 March 2019, 14:17:34
**PCB FIXED**

Hey y'all. r I was able to find a solution to fix my ca66 PCB. My PCB issues followed a pattern that a lot of other folks are reporting which begins with the right most column failing and getting "Power surge on USB" errors.

After testing the right column with a voltmeter and determining that everything was working correctly (solder joints, diodes,etc..), I turned my attention to the MCU and checked the pinout. The right most column uses pin E6 which is right next to VCC. On a hunch that there maybe a trace routing/solder issue around there (this would explain the "Power surge" errors if it hits VCC) I decided to remap the right column from E6 to an available empty pin (D0) and rebuilt the column. And presto it works.

Typing this on it right now. Hope this helps anyone else having this issue! :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: child on Sun, 17 March 2019, 15:58:15
That sounds great, but could you please share some more details (possibly screenshots) with those of us who are less acquainted with the matter in hand? For me "rebuilding the column" does not tell much.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sun, 17 March 2019, 17:49:58
That sounds great, but could you please share some more details (possibly screenshots) with those of us who are less acquainted with the matter in hand? For me "rebuilding the column" does not tell much.

Not sure what ďrebuildingĒ the column is, but if it is a short between E6 and VCC, then physically cutting the trace from the right column to the uC (mcu), then running a jumper wire from the column to the new pin (D0 in this case), would create a new path without a short. You would need to run QMK though, because it would allow you to change the pins used by the firmware (change E6 to D0).

You shouldnít need to cut all the traces at each switch footprint and literally, physically rebuild the column (like run jumpers to/from each footprint like you were handwiring).

Though before I went cutting traces and soldering jumpers, Iíd inspect the uC pins and pads, and the traces for the column thatís acting up and see if I could physically see any shorts or bad joints, and then clean them up/fix them, and see if that solves the problem. If there is a short between E6 and VCC, I would suspect solder bridging the gap between the pins/pads as the culprit, and cleaning up that area could solve the issue. (Assuming thatís what the problem actually is) and that would be a lot less damaging to the pcb than cutting and jumping traces (and also would allow you to still use the ymdk config tool).
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: donut_sauce on Sun, 17 March 2019, 18:22:42
Yes, what jrfhoutx said is correct. Although I didn't cut the trace and did actually rewire the column since I didn't feel like cutting into the PCB. And yes you would have to be comfortable updating the config file in QMK to change the pins to use this solution.

If there is a short between E6 and VCC, I would suspect solder bridging the gap between the pins/pads as the culprit, and cleaning up that area could solve the issue.
I very much expected that as well but couldn't  find any solder issues. The pads and pins on the MCU appeared fine. Might have missed something though.

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit (Shipping done! New round IC posted)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sun, 17 March 2019, 23:15:00
Yes, what jrfhoutx said is correct. Although I didn't cut the trace and did actually rewire the column since I didn't feel like cutting into the PCB. And yes you would have to be comfortable updating the config file in QMK to change the pins to use this solution.

If there is a short between E6 and VCC, I would suspect solder bridging the gap between the pins/pads as the culprit, and cleaning up that area could solve the issue.
I very much expected that as well but couldn't  find any solder issues. The pads and pins on the MCU appeared fine. Might have missed something though.

Considering that it seems to be an intermittent issue (in that not all pcbs have the problem, only some) this is what I would think the issue would probably be, an extremely small solder bridge on a uC pin or something similar. unless there was a pcb revision mid production that fixed some issue like a bad trace route or something, but I would expect that if that were the case that all the pcbs prior to the revision would be discarded rather than sent out, but the only way to know that would be to collect data on what version pcb everyone has. but that info is on the plate side of the pcb, making it a little harder to find out. My unused pcb is version 2.0.3, not sure what version is in my board right now though.