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Title: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 11 June 2018, 01:56:47
Lunar - AEK 65%
Designed by ai03, distributed by Switchplate Peripherals

(https://i.imgur.com/hYoW8IJ.jpg)

Endgame-tier 65% board designed for the original sculpted keycap profile found on the Apple Extended Keyboard and the m0116. Composed of an entirely CNCed chassis made from 7075 aircraft grade aluminum alloy, the board features an integrated 4mm plate, USB Type-C, and split space options.

Details
Curvature-matched chassis
Fully CNCed out of durable AL7075
Integrated 4mm alps plate with cutouts engineered from the ground up
Two dedicated plate layouts available - 6.5u and Split Space
5 degree base angle
USB-C specific chassis
Alps-specific PCB available with Keyplus firmware QMK

Color Options
Silver (Non-dyed Type-2 Anodization)
Grey (Dyed Type-2 Anodization. Based off of Pantone 10388c)

Layouts
Lunar is built around a specific set of keycaps with a dedicated 4mm plate. This means that each plate will only accept a single layout. This is done so that the 4mm plate is as effective as possible, providing the most consistent feel across the entirety of the board.
The 65% layout requires the use of the AEK caps lock key or the r1 command key on the m0116 for 1.75U right shift.

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

Pricing
Chassis - $350
PCB - $40
Resin 1.75u Shift - $25

Rough Timeline
Late June August: Open Group Buy
Late July September: Close Group Buy
Late September TBD: Complete Production
Mid October Q1/Q2 2019: Shipping

To Do
Prototyping  DONE
Group Buy DONE
Production ROUND TWO
Shipping IN PROGRESS (kinda)

Gallery

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

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

(https://i.imgur.com/cWGz9eU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IEfDlp2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jMWk6Eg.jpg)

INTEREST CHECK FORM: https://goo.gl/forms/7hlpSReRcmrMnARl1
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: ai03 on Mon, 11 June 2018, 01:57:15
FAQ, updated often

Q. How's the prototype going?
A. Photo of in-progress prototype. (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96112.msg2624884#msg2624884)
See thread for newer prototypes. production units.

Q. What do I need for caps?
A. Just a single AEK and a resin-cast color-matched 1.75U shift keycap which will be offered in the buy.
If you want a legended 1.75U, another AEK (Caps lock) or a M0116 (1.75U opt) is necessary.

Q. What's this resin-cast 1.75U key?
A. It will be cast based on the original AEK caps, and will match the original caps in color.

Q. Why Keyplus rather than QMK?
A. Zero driver issues, one-click reflash keymaps in a fraction of a second, no need to reflash firmware every time, unbrickable.
Changed to QMK

Q. What do I need for stabilizers and such?
A. A single AEK will supply enough stabilizers for the entire board, even for split space (by reusing numpad stabs). For single spacebar users, the "stabilization pillar" under the spacebar should be transplanted as well.

Q. Why no ISO?
A. Unfortunately, the AEK uses a skinny ISO enter, meaning every single key would have to be shifted 0.25U to the right. It would have led to the plate being just horizontal bars between the rows, or higher price overall due to more variants.

Q. Which switches are compatible with this?
A. Alps SKCM/SKCL, Alps SKBM/SKBL, and their respective clones (Matias, Tai-Hao, etc).

Q. Any chance of different material plate?
A. Unfortunately, the plate is integrated into the top half of the chassis. A separate plate would have resulted in a ridiculous price tag.

Q. What's the price?
A. We're finalizing the target price right now. It will be below the $400 mark.
The high price is caused by the large curves and complex side/underside geometry.
Final price announced.

Q. How many will be sold?
A. Around 50, on a first-come-first-serve basis. In addition, the Z-B-stock and C-stock are available for sale.

Q. Any chances of a matching numpad?
A. One was designed and 3D-printed for prototyping. As for CNC production, possibly in the future, but not as of now.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: idlemao on Mon, 11 June 2018, 02:00:03
That's just beautiful. I wasn't sure if I'd want another board beyond the upcoming UEK, but this has my interest piqued. And the name is great! Is it too early to get an idea of the cost?
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Remsky on Mon, 11 June 2018, 02:00:11
Been waiting on this for a while! Looks so good
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: M on Mon, 11 June 2018, 02:06:55
will you have a physical sample of the board ready to show us before the buy opens?
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: droideggs on Mon, 11 June 2018, 02:08:51
simply stunning
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: loud_asian on Mon, 11 June 2018, 02:10:49
What's the price point that we're looking at?

I'd love to get one in each color :p
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: superdoedoe on Mon, 11 June 2018, 02:11:42
:nut:
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: gok101 on Mon, 11 June 2018, 02:23:58
Nice.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: blacksimon on Mon, 11 June 2018, 02:26:29
I support this, with my wallet. Where do I insert the money sir?
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Remsky on Mon, 11 June 2018, 02:46:09
will you have a physical sample of the board ready to show us before the buy opens?
Im not sure when exactly the proto is arriving, but he did order it recently.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: LeoShi on Mon, 11 June 2018, 03:17:28
looks interesting, can't wait to see the samples :p
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: stoic-lemon on Mon, 11 June 2018, 03:17:35
A home for these green switches I have!
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: foxmancore on Mon, 11 June 2018, 03:21:45
Wow looks awesome, will definitely join this GB
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: xondat on Mon, 11 June 2018, 05:53:15
Hotness. First PCB with Keyplus? :)
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: donut_sauce on Mon, 11 June 2018, 06:05:03
Yup. Interested:)
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Mcnos on Mon, 11 June 2018, 08:09:16
Err, YES
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Rob27shred on Mon, 11 June 2018, 08:26:16
Perfect timing for me as I have been getting into ALPS switches & AEKIIs lately! I got a really janky AEK64 PCB I managed to get working I was planning on doing an ALPS build with, but would much rather go with a full kit like this. I do have say the fact the PCB is using Keyplus is a little worrisome though. I hope that it is an easier solution than the QMK or other firmware flashing utilities, but I'd be lying if I said I'd prefer it over them on what will surely be a decently expensive kit. Anybody have any experience with Keyplus at all yet? Just wondering how well it works & reliable it is so far?
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: pixelpusher on Mon, 11 June 2018, 10:06:00
I don't know who  ai03 or Switchplate Peripherals are.  Have they worked on other products?
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Mcnos on Mon, 11 June 2018, 10:10:43
Am curious to what the price point would be marketed as, iirc the UEK is just around the corner at around 200USD
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: pixelpusher on Mon, 11 June 2018, 10:14:29
Am curious to what the price point would be marketed as, iirc the UEK is just around the corner at around 200USD

I like the design of the UEK better, but this one is a 65%.  On top of that, you could use a layout with split spacebar to avoid the yellow space bar :)
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: oatmicro on Mon, 11 June 2018, 11:21:05
nice
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Rowanblood on Mon, 11 June 2018, 13:26:06
This is an autobuy for me, but I'd honestly prefer to see QMK on here.
What chip is going to be on the PCB?
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Hokabuki on Mon, 11 June 2018, 13:26:30
Can we get some renders with a few different key profiles?
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Vigrith on Mon, 11 June 2018, 14:01:50
Can we get some renders with a few different key profiles?

What do you mean? AEK is the only profile that'll fit in this.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Rob27shred on Mon, 11 June 2018, 15:02:43
This is an autobuy for me, but I'd honestly prefer to see QMK on here.
What chip is going to be on the PCB?

The firmware is a concern of mine as well & I'd also like to know what IC the PCB will be using? Just kinda hesitant to tear apart one of my AEKIIs for a 65% or 60% ALPS build until I'm 100% behind the kit.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: koduh on Mon, 11 June 2018, 16:08:13
Looks fantastic!
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: _ODIN_ on Mon, 11 June 2018, 16:09:32
looks nice. ISO support would be awesome tho
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Remsky on Mon, 11 June 2018, 16:26:44
looks nice. ISO support would be awesome tho
Its gonna use an integrated thick plate, so its pretty much confirmed to be a no
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: smittysteve on Mon, 11 June 2018, 16:29:04
Very yes!!

I have the most amazing salmon alps in an old M0116 that I loved as a kid sitting in my workshop. That board probably has a lot to do with my keyboard love (obsession?) now. I have been waiting for the right nudge to pull them out and make a modern board Iíll actually use again. Look, you all know Iím a nerd but these babies are a little (sniff) sentimental. This design looks great though and would be a fitting home. Iím all in when it runs, thanks for putting the project together.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: ai03 on Mon, 11 June 2018, 16:42:01
Hello, replying to some questions.

Perfect timing for me as I have been getting into ALPS switches & AEKIIs lately! I got a really janky AEK64 PCB I managed to get working I was planning on doing an ALPS build with, but would much rather go with a full kit like this. I do have say the fact the PCB is using Keyplus is a little worrisome though. I hope that it is an easier solution than the QMK or other firmware flashing utilities, but I'd be lying if I said I'd prefer it over them on what will surely be a decently expensive kit. Anybody have any experience with Keyplus at all yet? Just wondering how well it works & reliable it is so far?

This is an autobuy for me, but I'd honestly prefer to see QMK on here.
What chip is going to be on the PCB?

The firmware is a concern of mine as well & I'd also like to know what IC the PCB will be using? Just kinda hesitant to tear apart one of my AEKIIs for a 65% or 60% ALPS build until I'm 100% behind the kit.

The PCB runs an atxmega32a4u. It is much higher performing than a typical atmega32u4, while being lower in price.
As for the firmware, Keyplus is magic. Zero driver issues, one-click reflash keymaps in a fraction of a second, no need to reflash firmware every time, unbrickable. I have been using it on my two daily driver boards for a few weeks now without any issues.

I don't know who  ai03 or Switchplate Peripherals are.  Have they worked on other products?

I've designed the Contra (https://cartel.ltd/projects/contra) run by Cartel a while back, along with various open-source PCBs (https://github.com/ai03-2725) and personal chassis commissions. Switchplate has run the Southpaw65 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=92344.0) and various other buys through their store (https://switchplate.co).

looks nice. ISO support would be awesome tho

Unfortunately, the AEK uses a skinny ISO enter, meaning every single key would have to be shifted 0.25U to the right.

What's the price point that we're looking at?

I'd love to get one in each color :p

We're finalizing the target price right now. Unfortunately, it will be more expensive than the UEK.

Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Rykno on Mon, 11 June 2018, 16:47:26
Can we get split backspace support please?
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Remsky on Mon, 11 June 2018, 17:02:48
Can we get split backspace support please?
Again, the plate is fixed, so the layout is fixed.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: ai03 on Mon, 11 June 2018, 17:25:22
Can we get split backspace support please?

It would require a whole two extra variants, since Alps stabs intersect switch cutouts in such a layout on a single plate.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Kan3abl3 on Mon, 11 June 2018, 18:04:54
I'm new to geekhack and groupbuys in general but will there an option for just the PCB? I love 65% and Alps but I don't think I'll be able to drop $200+ on this unfortunately.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: ai03 on Mon, 11 June 2018, 19:14:20
I'm new to geekhack and groupbuys in general but will there an option for just the PCB? I love 65% and Alps but I don't think I'll be able to drop $200+ on this unfortunately.

Most likely yes.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Iredeus on Mon, 11 June 2018, 19:22:03
This will be an instabuy for me!
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Sshimosawa on Mon, 11 June 2018, 19:55:35
Yup. Totally. This.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Rykno on Mon, 11 June 2018, 20:36:39
Can we get split backspace support please?
Again, the plate is fixed, so the layout is fixed.

Ah, I didn't know it was a technical limitation. Thanks for clarifying!
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: bball2 on Mon, 11 June 2018, 21:36:54
Why the 6.5u spacebar? That's not a very common size and rarely included in any base kits. Have you considered a 1.25 / 1.25 / 1.25 / 6.25 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 layout?
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: pixelpusher on Mon, 11 June 2018, 21:56:11
Why the 6.5u spacebar? That's not a very common size and rarely included in any base kits. Have you considered a 1.25 / 1.25 / 1.25 / 6.25 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 layout?

This is a kit that requires you to use the keycaps from an Apple Extended Keyboard.  The boards have a 6.5u space bar.  Those keycaps have unique sculpture and stem height that fits the curve of this case. 
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Remsky on Mon, 11 June 2018, 22:34:01
Why the 6.5u spacebar? That's not a very common size and rarely included in any base kits. Have you considered a 1.25 / 1.25 / 1.25 / 6.25 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 layout?
Layouts
Lunar is built around a specific set of keycaps with a dedicated 4mm plate. This means that each plate will only accept a single layout. This is done so that the 4mm plate is as effective as possible, providing the most consistent feel across the entirety of the board.
The 65% layout requires the use of the AEK caps lock key or the r1 command key on the m0116 for 1.75U right shift.
- from the OP
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Daellin on Mon, 11 June 2018, 23:30:05
Ooh. A split space alps. Interest piqued!
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: pixelpusher on Mon, 11 June 2018, 23:39:42
So we would need 2 sets of caps to make a full 65% layout, right?  Since we need the extra for the right side shift
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Remsky on Tue, 12 June 2018, 00:18:08
So we would need 2 sets of caps to make a full 65% layout, right?  Since we need the extra for the right side shift
2 x AEK caps, or 1 M0116 I believe
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: tanvir175 on Tue, 12 June 2018, 01:19:12
So we would need 2 sets of caps to make a full 65% layout, right?  Since we need the extra for the right side shift
2 x AEK caps, or 1 M0116 I believe

Issa good thing I have 2 x AEK keycap sets
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: biip on Tue, 12 June 2018, 04:34:04
very interested, rly nice look!
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: olivia on Tue, 12 June 2018, 09:10:58
I love this :D
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: soba on Tue, 12 June 2018, 09:23:31
Beautiful design.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: vewy_nice on Tue, 12 June 2018, 10:10:16
Yes please.

Any even remotely small chance of different colors?

I'd LOVE something more than grey/space grey!
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: mtuanvu on Tue, 12 June 2018, 11:16:45
hmmm... need to find the alps first
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: schoolbus on Tue, 12 June 2018, 11:26:46
So we would need 2 sets of caps to make a full 65% layout, right?  Since we need the extra for the right side shift
2 x AEK caps, or 1 M0116 I believe

Issa good thing I have 2 x AEK keycap sets

You actually need an M0116 set to get that "right shift" since it's slightly larger than the ones provided in the normal AEK keyset for the bottom row.

So you need 1 AEK & 1 M0116.. or you can just have a smaller right shift that won't look as flush.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: futurecrime on Tue, 12 June 2018, 14:53:11
This is so nice. I probably can't join in, but I look forward to seeing the pics when these land on desks....

...maybe I can scrape together the funds somehow...
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: ai03 on Tue, 12 June 2018, 15:34:59
So we would need 2 sets of caps to make a full 65% layout, right?  Since we need the extra for the right side shift

Yep, either 2x aek or 1x aek and m0116. Caps lock or the m0116 command key can drop in as 1.75u shift.

Update June 12 4:18PM:
Resin cast 1.75U shifts will be offered. Only one AEK keyset is necessary now, unless you want a legended key.

Yes please.

Any even remotely small chance of different colors?

I'd LOVE something more than grey/space grey!

I'm considering the options right now. Hopefully there'll be a few extra colors, but 7075 aluminum doesn't ano very well, so that places a limit to the variety that can be offered.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Rowanblood on Tue, 12 June 2018, 17:00:30
The PCB runs an atxmega32a4u. It is much higher performing than a typical atmega32u4, while being lower in price.
As for the firmware, Keyplus is magic. Zero driver issues, one-click reflash keymaps in a fraction of a second, no need to reflash firmware every time, unbrickable. I have been using it on my two daily driver boards for a few weeks now without any issues.

Well, I mean everything is brickable but I take your point- you have confidence in the firmware.
Looks like dfu-programmer supports the chip, but since it's xmega instead of avr I dunno if QMK can run on it- if so people would have that option as well if they wanted.
For me as long as I can, relatively easily, program my own layout I'm good.

Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Rob27shred on Tue, 12 June 2018, 18:15:42
Hello, replying to some questions.

Perfect timing for me as I have been getting into ALPS switches & AEKIIs lately! I got a really janky AEK64 PCB I managed to get working I was planning on doing an ALPS build with, but would much rather go with a full kit like this. I do have say the fact the PCB is using Keyplus is a little worrisome though. I hope that it is an easier solution than the QMK or other firmware flashing utilities, but I'd be lying if I said I'd prefer it over them on what will surely be a decently expensive kit. Anybody have any experience with Keyplus at all yet? Just wondering how well it works & reliable it is so far?

This is an autobuy for me, but I'd honestly prefer to see QMK on here.
What chip is going to be on the PCB?

The firmware is a concern of mine as well & I'd also like to know what IC the PCB will be using? Just kinda hesitant to tear apart one of my AEKIIs for a 65% or 60% ALPS build until I'm 100% behind the kit.

The PCB runs an atxmega32a4u. It is much higher performing than a typical atmega32u4, while being lower in price.
As for the firmware, Keyplus is magic. Zero driver issues, one-click reflash keymaps in a fraction of a second, no need to reflash firmware every time, unbrickable. I have been using it on my two daily driver boards for a few weeks now without any issues.

Thanks for the reply on my questions, that is great to hear! Makes me much more interested in the kit & Keyplus for that matter. I'm all for a an easier to work with firmware so don't take my doubt the wrong way, but we all know how well just about all firmware that was supposed to be a QMK killer turned out. I filled out the IC & entered my email address so you guys can get a hold of me when the GB goes live. Starting to get excited for this kit now, once my new AEKII shows up tomorrow I'll have all the caps & switches needed to build one! :thumb:
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: ai03 on Tue, 12 June 2018, 18:17:36
Good news!
AuthenticDanger will be producing resin-cast 1.75U shifts color-matched to the original AEK caps. This means there is no more need to purchase two AEKs to build this board.
More details will be added to the OP post soon.

Also, we are considering some more colors. Some options have been added to the IC form, along with a suggest-your-own-color field.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Captainbuttmonkey on Tue, 12 June 2018, 18:54:46
Absolutely beautiful
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: yaya on Tue, 12 June 2018, 21:31:09
Will we be able to see how the resin 1.75 shift matches AEK caps before the buy starts?
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 13 June 2018, 00:52:27
looks great, looks like it's gonna cost a TON
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Remsky on Wed, 13 June 2018, 01:00:04
looks great, looks like it's gonna cost a TON
It'll still be sub 400.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: tanvir175 on Wed, 13 June 2018, 03:09:06
So we would need 2 sets of caps to make a full 65% layout, right?  Since we need the extra for the right side shift
2 x AEK caps, or 1 M0116 I believe

Issa good thing I have 2 x AEK keycap sets

You actually need an M0116 set to get that "right shift" since it's slightly larger than the ones provided in the normal AEK keyset for the bottom row.

So you need 1 AEK & 1 M0116.. or you can just have a smaller right shift that won't look as flush.

I was just going to use the Caps Lock from the second set for 1.75u right shift.
Wrong profiles don't rustle my jimmies that much, as long as it's a bit reasonable.

Good news!
AuthenticDanger will be producing resin-cast 1.75U shifts color-matched to the original AEK caps. This means there is no more need to purchase two AEKs to build this board.
More details will be added to the OP post soon.

Also, we are considering some more colors. Some options have been added to the IC form, along with a suggest-your-own-color field.

But it looks like I don't have to worry about that anymore :O

looks great, looks like it's gonna cost a TON
It'll still be sub 400.

 :thumb:
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: ChrisSwires on Wed, 13 June 2018, 05:52:01
First off - love it - may well be purchasing when the time comes (preface over).

-

I'm curious as to why 4mm for the plate? Everything I've heard about Alps (more specifically tactile Alps) is that preference leans towards thinner and more flexible plates rather than the opposite, 1.2mm seems to be a common choice and I've even seen copper quite frequently. Will the 4mm integrated not be far too stiff for comfortable usage of something like a brown? (And that's a genuine question btw, I really don't know the answer).
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Iredeus on Wed, 13 June 2018, 20:54:33
First off - love it - may well be purchasing when the time comes (preface over).

-

I'm curious as to why 4mm for the plate? Everything I've heard about Alps (more specifically tactile Alps) is that preference leans towards thinner and more flexible plates rather than the opposite, 1.2mm seems to be a common choice and I've even seen copper quite frequently. Will the 4mm integrated not be far too stiff for comfortable usage of something like a brown? (And that's a genuine question btw, I really don't know the answer).

I can't answer as to why 4mm, but from the cad drawing it appears that the switch cutouts are milled so they fit properly. The thicker plate is probably for the same reasons other boards opt for a thicker plate - a more solid all around feel. Some people like thinner plates for tactiles because there's more flex, but it's really down to personal preference IMO.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Iredeus on Wed, 13 June 2018, 20:55:43
Oops double post
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: AuthenticDanger on Wed, 13 June 2018, 22:45:09
Will we be able to see how the resin 1.75 shift matches AEK caps before the buy starts?

I will be bustin' my butt to get a color sample out ASAP.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: ai03 on Thu, 14 June 2018, 00:56:32
Will we be able to see how the resin 1.75 shift matches AEK caps before the buy starts?

If all goes well, yes.

First off - love it - may well be purchasing when the time comes (preface over).

-

I'm curious as to why 4mm for the plate? Everything I've heard about Alps (more specifically tactile Alps) is that preference leans towards thinner and more flexible plates rather than the opposite, 1.2mm seems to be a common choice and I've even seen copper quite frequently. Will the 4mm integrated not be far too stiff for comfortable usage of something like a brown? (And that's a genuine question btw, I really don't know the answer).

Opted for 4mm plate mainly for the solid sound/feel, as well as increased durability in the long run.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: ChrisSwires on Thu, 14 June 2018, 08:51:18
Quote
Opted for 4mm plate mainly for the solid sound/feel, as well as increased durability in the long run.

Ok interesting, and thanks for the reply!
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: midnight2903 on Thu, 14 June 2018, 23:15:40
Interesting. I have a 1.75u key prepared, been waiting for a HHKB Alps custom. Maybe I should get this  :-\
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: reconsiderit on Fri, 15 June 2018, 06:06:59
(https://i.imgur.com/xIMTWif.jpg?1)

Soon(tm)
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: _ODIN_ on Fri, 15 June 2018, 09:09:17
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/xIMTWif.jpg?1)


Soon(tm)
weight?
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: toastyparty on Fri, 15 June 2018, 10:40:59
DOOOODDD!!!!! Holy hell. This exactly what ive been waiting/saving for. Nailed it exactly. Cant wait to dump all my money on this thing
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Acereconkeys on Fri, 15 June 2018, 11:33:52
God damn this thing is freaking gorgeous. Very well may have to figure out a way to afford it.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: _ODIN_ on Fri, 15 June 2018, 13:19:07
I know that it is designed for AEK caps but will this be compatible with other caps as well?
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Acereconkeys on Fri, 15 June 2018, 13:36:58
I know that it is designed for AEK caps but will this be compatible with other caps as well?

Not OP but if it works for AEK it works for other caps. AEK caps just have the bottoms of them cut off they're not any higher up.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: _ODIN_ on Fri, 15 June 2018, 13:39:35
I know that it is designed for AEK caps but will this be compatible with other caps as well?

Not OP but if it works for AEK it works for other caps. AEK caps just have the bottoms of them cut off they're not any higher up.
ok thanks  :)
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: ai03 on Fri, 15 June 2018, 14:36:09
weight?
Roughly 1000g. No separate screw-in weight, but the shell is decently hefty.

I know that it is designed for AEK caps but will this be compatible with other caps as well?
Theoretically, yes. However, they might look a bit out of place due to the curvature, and finding a 6.5u spacebar may be difficult.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: ihalatch on Fri, 15 June 2018, 21:46:38
Oh, yes I love it.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: W00gala on Sat, 16 June 2018, 14:07:36
might snag one if the price is right. :cool:
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: ai03 on Fri, 22 June 2018, 06:02:43
A little teaser while I look for a decent place to photograph it in its entirety.

(https://i.imgur.com/HU3wrjC.jpg)
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Iredeus on Sun, 24 June 2018, 12:34:17
Are you still shooting for an end of June GB? I'm curious so I can prep myself financially.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: reconsiderit on Sun, 24 June 2018, 19:54:13
Are you still shooting for an end of June GB? I'm curious so I can prep myself financially.

I'm shooting to close it at the end of June or maybe even sometime mid June. It's moved forward a lot faster than I had expected and I would like to free up time for other projects once this one is done.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: amnesia0287 on Mon, 25 June 2018, 02:42:29
Are you still shooting for an end of June GB? I'm curious so I can prep myself financially.

I'm shooting to close it at the end of June or maybe even sometime mid June. It's moved forward a lot faster than I had expected and I would like to free up time for other projects once this one is done.

But itís June 25th.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 25 June 2018, 08:07:18
Are you still shooting for an end of June GB? I'm curious so I can prep myself financially.

I'm shooting to close it at the end of June or maybe even sometime mid June. It's moved forward a lot faster than I had expected and I would like to free up time for other projects once this one is done.

But itís June 25th.

Heh, I meant July. I should get more sleep.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: cgrums on Wed, 27 June 2018, 09:54:21
Simply gorgeous!
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: moitorpsychoo on Mon, 02 July 2018, 03:21:26
A little teaser while I look for a decent place to photograph it in its entirety.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/HU3wrjC.jpg)


Mooooore photos please!!! :)
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: ai03 on Tue, 03 July 2018, 22:49:04
A little teaser while I look for a decent place to photograph it in its entirety.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/HU3wrjC.jpg)


Mooooore photos please!!! :)

I'm currently looking for a good photo opportunity; will post a decent photo soon.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Sick Robotron on Wed, 04 July 2018, 01:23:36
I am totally in for this if there is still room!!
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Iredeus on Wed, 04 July 2018, 08:24:00
I am totally in for this if there is still room!!

GB hasn't started yet, so there's still plenty of room :)
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Wed, 11 July 2018, 15:44:24
In for this. Adding $50 to my pp per week 😂
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Iredeus on Thu, 19 July 2018, 19:50:29
Safe to say that this is going to launch after the southpaw full size?
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: reconsiderit on Fri, 20 July 2018, 00:12:51
Safe to say that this is going to launch after the southpaw full size?

Aiming for the 30th of this month.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: tanvir175 on Fri, 20 July 2018, 07:46:54
A little teaser while I look for a decent place to photograph it in its entirety.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/HU3wrjC.jpg)


Mooooore photos please!!! :)

I'm currently looking for a good photo opportunity; will post a decent photo soon.

Safe to say that this is going to launch after the southpaw full size?

Aiming for the 30th of this month.

Got anymore images for us?
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Iredeus on Fri, 20 July 2018, 11:09:06
Safe to say that this is going to launch after the southpaw full size?

Aiming for the 30th of this month.

Awesome! Can't wait. :)
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: xoppel on Sun, 22 July 2018, 19:26:40
Will the split-space plate support flipped space bars?
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Vulcan on Mon, 23 July 2018, 02:00:11
Waw.. curved case... this is new... have you try rendering it with switch and keycaps?

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Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Dolas on Tue, 24 July 2018, 06:33:33
Picture from Switchplate Peripherals website.

(https://i.imgur.com/lctNH0O.jpg)
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: moitorpsychoo on Tue, 24 July 2018, 06:34:41
Picture from Switchplate Peripherals website.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/lctNH0O.jpg)

Holy ****!!!


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Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: ihalatch on Tue, 24 July 2018, 07:48:08
What is the high of the keyboard front side?
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: yonghf on Mon, 30 July 2018, 04:24:57
Very excited for this! This will be my first ALPS board  :D
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Kinami on Tue, 31 July 2018, 04:25:17
I'd love a split space layout, but Alps? Not today...
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Remsky on Tue, 31 July 2018, 20:05:06
I'd love a split space layout, but Alps? Not today...
I mean the whole point of this board is to be for alps. There are plenty of other MX 65%'s
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: lecorsair on Thu, 02 August 2018, 12:16:58
Picture from Switchplate Peripherals website.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/lctNH0O.jpg)


Beautiful curves!

Curious about the town in the background, looks idyllic from a distance.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Jkush463 on Thu, 02 August 2018, 18:59:45
damn why alps. wont buy this one lol
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Jacob4341 on Thu, 02 August 2018, 20:16:05
damn why alps. wont buy this one lol

I hope you're joking. Lol
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: moitorpsychoo on Thu, 02 August 2018, 20:52:42
damn why alps. wont buy this one lol

I hope you're joking. Lol
Lol the whole point - the angle, design, are for Alps, and especially AEK keycaps


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Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: TheMissingPiece on Thu, 02 August 2018, 23:06:16
Great project! I'm sort of getting into alps right now but this might push me off the deep end. I'm kind of curious about the layout support. You mention split space support but that the case will only support one layout. Does this not include split space? Is split space only limited to the PCB?

On the subject of the PCB - would it possibly be compatible with the M65? I think there might be issues with the USB port, but it would be cool to see how AEK caps look on that board as well.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: parityb1t on Fri, 03 August 2018, 04:05:45
Great project! I'm sort of getting into alps right now but this might push me off the deep end. I'm kind of curious about the layout support. You mention split space support but that the case will only support one layout. Does this not include split space? Is split space only limited to the PCB?

On the subject of the PCB - would it possibly be compatible with the M65? I think there might be issues with the USB port, but it would be cool to see how AEK caps look on that board as well.

From my understanding, there are 2 plates, each will support 1 layout so you will get the version with the layout you choose. This is great cuz it means the plate will be much more solid. The pcb will support  2 layouts.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: ai03 on Fri, 03 August 2018, 05:15:17
Great project! I'm sort of getting into alps right now but this might push me off the deep end. I'm kind of curious about the layout support. You mention split space support but that the case will only support one layout. Does this not include split space? Is split space only limited to the PCB?

On the subject of the PCB - would it possibly be compatible with the M65? I think there might be issues with the USB port, but it would be cool to see how AEK caps look on that board as well.

There will be two top chassis designs, each with their respective layout (single vs split spacebar).
As for compatibility with other chassis, I cannot guarantee anything since I don't own them to test-fit or measure.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: TheMissingPiece on Fri, 03 August 2018, 15:21:08
Great project! I'm sort of getting into alps right now but this might push me off the deep end. I'm kind of curious about the layout support. You mention split space support but that the case will only support one layout. Does this not include split space? Is split space only limited to the PCB?

On the subject of the PCB - would it possibly be compatible with the M65? I think there might be issues with the USB port, but it would be cool to see how AEK caps look on that board as well.

There will be two top chassis designs, each with their respective layout (single vs split spacebar).
As for compatibility with other chassis, I cannot guarantee anything since I don't own them to test-fit or measure.


Sweet! Looking forward to it.  ;D

I have an M65 so I'd be willing to test fit the PCB for you if you'd like. I think I can get a custom plate cut, as well.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 03 August 2018, 17:04:30
Amazing. I hope there is an MX variant of this.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: Raqem on Wed, 08 August 2018, 20:48:03
The board looks amazing. Too bad about the lack of QMK. Iím guessing youíre on Windows? On a Mac, there are no driver issues, and flashing takes less than a second. At least it does on the command line. I donít mess with that hex file stuff.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: tanvir175 on Wed, 08 August 2018, 21:03:09
The board looks amazing. Too bad about the lack of QMK. Iím guessing youíre on Windows? On a Mac, there are no driver issues, and flashing takes less than a second. At least it does on the command line. I donít mess with that hex file stuff.

I saw on the reddit post that there would be a QMK pcb available: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/95nq9c/lunar_aek_65_launching_this_week/e3uhing/
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: reconsiderit on Fri, 10 August 2018, 08:31:05
Alright, so I had planned to launch this week but my computer decided to brick itself and I have a backlog of work that is starting to pile up. On top of that, I'm organizing things with factories in China and don't really have a proper internet connection.

Launch will most likely be moved over to early next week or so, depending on when I can get a hold of a proper internet connection and an iso for Windows.
Title: Re: Lunar AEK 65%
Post by: parityb1t on Fri, 10 August 2018, 09:26:19
Alright, so I had planned to launch this week but my computer decided to brick itself and I have a backlog of work that is starting to pile up. On top of that, I'm organizing things with factories in China and don't really have a proper internet connection.

Launch will most likely be moved over to early next week or so, depending on when I can get a hold of a proper internet connection and an iso for Windows.

Thanks for update :p would you be giving us an exact time/date next early next week?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: parityb1t on Tue, 14 August 2018, 15:16:29
Bump, any particular day this week? just cautious because recently not always on with emails.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 18 August 2018, 09:31:44
Bump, any particular day this week? just cautious because recently not always on with emails.

Time and date will be announced once I get pricing up which should be sometime this week.

Not having internet for a week basically threw my schedule off the rails. I'll need to update all the projects that are currently running when I arrive back in the states and get everything cleaned up.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: parityb1t on Sat, 18 August 2018, 16:31:43
Exciteddd :p

Also question ... is it limit to one per person?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 25 August 2018, 02:56:14
Exciteddd :p

Also question ... is it limit to one per person?

Not limited to one per person, but orders need to be placed separately. These will be packaged like SPFS (custom cut foam) so they will be shipped individually.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 25 August 2018, 05:05:30
Also might be worth noting, but final PCBs will be QMK as requested by a large number of people. PCBs will be fully assembled and not sold as blanks like in this pic. Soldermask will also be white and not green.

(https://i.imgur.com/5cS6YJY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ob3VYSo.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: parityb1t on Sat, 25 August 2018, 06:57:55
Also might be worth noting, but final PCBs will be QMK as requested by a large number of people. PCBs will be fully assembled and not sold as blanks like in this pic. Soldermask will also be white and not green.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/5cS6YJY.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ob3VYSo.jpg)

Noice  :thumb: looking forward to sale
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: dallman5 on Sat, 25 August 2018, 07:59:40
Also might be worth noting, but final PCBs will be QMK as requested by a large number of people. PCBs will be fully assembled and not sold as blanks like in this pic. Soldermask will also be white and not green.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/5cS6YJY.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ob3VYSo.jpg)


Thatís a clean PCB, damn
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: lecorsair on Sat, 25 August 2018, 13:20:24
Exciteddd :p

Also question ... is it limit to one per person?

Not limited to one per person, but orders need to be placed separately. These will be packaged like SPFS (custom cut foam) so they will be shipped individually.

Can you clarify when is the exact start date/time? You've two different times in two different listings. Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: Iredeus on Sat, 25 August 2018, 18:43:47
Can you clarify when is the exact start date/time? You've two different times in two different listings. Thanks!

He just sent an email out. The GB launches on Monday.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: silversung on Sun, 26 August 2018, 09:35:55
Any color sample for dark grey? All the render images and sample shots look like silver to me.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: Windeh on Sun, 26 August 2018, 10:24:22
Can you clarify when is the exact start date/time? You've two different times in two different listings. Thanks!

He just sent an email out. The GB launches on Monday.

Did they mention what time the drop will go live on Monday?  :eek:
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: Iredeus on Sun, 26 August 2018, 11:15:35
Can you clarify when is the exact start date/time? You've two different times in two different listings. Thanks!

He just sent an email out. The GB launches on Monday.

Did they mention what time the drop will go live on Monday?  :eek:

12 pm pst
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: typischt on Sun, 26 August 2018, 19:05:12
WasnĎt able to find it in the thread after a quick search and just to be sure: Keycaps from the AEK I are going to work as well, right? DonĎt see a difference in the layouts..
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: loud_asian on Sun, 26 August 2018, 19:22:13
WasnĎt able to find it in the thread after a quick search and just to be sure: Keycaps from the AEK I are going to work as well, right? DonĎt see a difference in the layouts..

yes
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: reconsiderit on Sun, 26 August 2018, 21:37:30
Any color sample for dark grey? All the render images and sample shots look like silver to me.

Those are the samples for grey. It's a medium/light grey, but the light messes with the color a little.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: silversung on Sun, 26 August 2018, 21:44:26
Any color sample for dark grey? All the render images and sample shots look like silver to me.

Those are the samples for grey. It's a medium/light grey, but the light messes with the color a little.

Ah, so it's not dark grey, but light grey. Ok, got it. Still can't decide between silver and grey. Both so beautiful and sexy...
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: parityb1t on Mon, 27 August 2018, 05:01:32
Any color sample for dark grey? All the render images and sample shots look like silver to me.

Those are the samples for grey. It's a medium/light grey, but the light messes with the color a little.

Got any pics of that silver?  ;)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: hayt on Mon, 27 August 2018, 09:55:01
This thing is hot.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: Windeh on Mon, 27 August 2018, 10:55:26
Jumping on this even though I have no Alps switches or AEK caps, but the design and 7075 aluminium construction sold it for me.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: jophish on Mon, 27 August 2018, 14:10:01
Bought mine the moment it went online. Never participated in a group buy before, so I'm pretty excited. This is a beautiful board.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: silversung on Mon, 27 August 2018, 14:23:45
Woke up in the middle of the night literally to get in on this. And I'm safely in. Excited!!!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: Windeh on Tue, 28 August 2018, 20:04:03
And sold out!! Surprised it took this long to tbh  ;D
Title: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: typischt on Wed, 29 August 2018, 11:01:33
Did anyone already receive any email?
Hyped to more or less spontaniously have joined this GB!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: Iredeus on Wed, 29 August 2018, 13:07:49
Did anyone already receive any email?
Hyped to more or less spontaniously have joined this GB!

What email? The GB ended yesterday as all the slots filled up. Don't imagine there will be any updates too soon.... GB has a target ship date for Q1/Q2 of next year and production is just starting.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: tanvir175 on Wed, 29 August 2018, 20:21:31
Did anyone already receive any email?
Hyped to more or less spontaniously have joined this GB!

What email? The GB ended yesterday as all the slots filled up. Don't imagine there will be any updates too soon.... GB has a target ship date for Q1/Q2 of next year and production is just starting.

Order confirmation, most likely. And yes, I did.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: jophish on Wed, 29 August 2018, 22:49:39
Has there been mention of the weight of the chassis/fully assembled board? I'd love to know how much it weighs fully assembled if that's a possibility.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: typischt on Thu, 30 August 2018, 03:09:16
Did anyone already receive any email?
Hyped to more or less spontaniously have joined this GB!

What email? The GB ended yesterday as all the slots filled up. Don't imagine there will be any updates too soon.... GB has a target ship date for Q1/Q2 of next year and production is just starting.

Order confirmation, most likely. And yes, I did.
Yeah, order confirmation I received of course.
I was more refering to the email list you automatically get subscribed to according to the order site. I thought that maybe an email would go out in the style of Ąhey, GB has concluded, cool see ya!ď. :)
So was not refering to a specific email and was just wondering, if anybody received something like that.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 30 August 2018, 18:20:55
Did anyone already receive any email?
Hyped to more or less spontaniously have joined this GB!

What email? The GB ended yesterday as all the slots filled up. Don't imagine there will be any updates too soon.... GB has a target ship date for Q1/Q2 of next year and production is just starting.

Order confirmation, most likely. And yes, I did.
Yeah, order confirmation I received of course.
I was more refering to the email list you automatically get subscribed to according to the order site. I thought that maybe an email would go out in the style of Ąhey, GB has concluded, cool see ya!ď. :)
So was not refering to a specific email and was just wondering, if anybody received something like that.

I'll be sending one of those emails out soon (hopefully). Schedule has been getting really busy lately so I haven't gotten around to it yet.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: typischt on Sat, 01 September 2018, 08:24:39
Did anyone already receive any email?
Hyped to more or less spontaniously have joined this GB!

What email? The GB ended yesterday as all the slots filled up. Don't imagine there will be any updates too soon.... GB has a target ship date for Q1/Q2 of next year and production is just starting.

Order confirmation, most likely. And yes, I did.
Yeah, order confirmation I received of course.
I was more refering to the email list you automatically get subscribed to according to the order site. I thought that maybe an email would go out in the style of Ąhey, GB has concluded, cool see ya!ď. :)
So was not refering to a specific email and was just wondering, if anybody received something like that.

I'll be sending one of those emails out soon (hopefully). Schedule has been getting really busy lately so I haven't gotten around to it yet.
No worries by the way, didnĎt mean to stress you, just wanted to check if such an email even already existed. :)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: Solotov on Tue, 04 September 2018, 22:49:12
Will you do Lunar AEK TKL in the future? Please make it happen.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: dario on Wed, 05 September 2018, 13:54:11
Too bad I missed on this bad boy. Saw it on time but didn't have the money.

If it ever gets repeated, I'm in.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: d.caminero on Wed, 12 September 2018, 17:51:42
Hey guys, any place to get GB updates? Does anyone know something new about this gorgeous board?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: reconsiderit on Fri, 14 September 2018, 04:53:01
Hey guys, any place to get GB updates? Does anyone know something new about this gorgeous board?

I'll try and send out GB updates soon. Just kinda swamped with life at the moment. Order's been placed and I'm waiting from an update from mfg atm.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: Windeh on Fri, 14 September 2018, 05:27:39
Hey guys, any place to get GB updates? Does anyone know something new about this gorgeous board?

I'll try and send out GB updates soon. Just kinda swamped with life at the moment. Order's been placed and I'm waiting from an update from mfg atm.


HYPE!! This board got me into Alps switches... We need more endgame boards machined from 7075 alloy! :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: typischt on Fri, 14 September 2018, 05:45:46
Hey guys, any place to get GB updates? Does anyone know something new about this gorgeous board?

I'll try and send out GB updates soon. Just kinda swamped with life at the moment. Order's been placed and I'm waiting from an update from mfg atm.
Thanks for the quick update! Deal with life first, then with keyboards! :) But just FYI, without wanting to stress you (!!):  Small updates like that are really appreciated from you, even if they donĎt contain a lot of information. This way, we know that things are moving!

What kind of ALPS are you guys planning on using? I have some SKCL greens, but not sure yet if I want to go with linears. I also got some Oranges on the way, pretty excited for those!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: jophish on Fri, 14 September 2018, 11:08:23
Hey guys, any place to get GB updates? Does anyone know something new about this gorgeous board?

I'll try and send out GB updates soon. Just kinda swamped with life at the moment. Order's been placed and I'm waiting from an update from mfg atm.
Thanks for the quick update! Deal with life first, then with keyboards! :) But just FYI, without wanting to stress you (!!):  Small updates like that are really appreciated from you, even if they donĎt contain a lot of information. This way, we know that things are moving!

What kind of ALPS are you guys planning on using? I have some SKCL greens, but not sure yet if I want to go with linears. I also got some Oranges on the way, pretty excited for those!

I'm definitely planning on going with linears. I've actually never touched an ALPS switch in my life, so I'm not entirely sure which switches to go with. SKCL greens seem like the obvious choice, but I'm curious if there are better options -- I enjoy a really smooth, very low-actuation force linear. I currently use Gat silent reds, which I enjoy pretty well, though I wouldn't mind an even lighter switch.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: udoctoryet on Sat, 15 September 2018, 10:32:00
Man... I missed this, if anyone wants to off their spot, please let me know :((((((
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: d.caminero on Sun, 16 September 2018, 14:21:48
Hey guys, any place to get GB updates? Does anyone know something new about this gorgeous board?

I'll try and send out GB updates soon. Just kinda swamped with life at the moment. Order's been placed and I'm waiting from an update from mfg atm.

Thanks for the quick update! As others said, small updates like this are very much appreciated!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: lazyfart on Thu, 27 September 2018, 22:43:03
Bummed out I missed this. If anyone wants to swap or sell theirs hit me up!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: brizzzle on Mon, 01 October 2018, 12:19:47
Any updates? Will this be getting a gb thread?

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Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 01 October 2018, 17:18:31
Any updates? Will this be getting a gb thread?

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Well my GB thread never got approved so I'll throw updates here till it does. I'll ping a mod tonight.

I haven't had the chance to formally update yet, but they're in the CNC stage of things. Should be a little less than halfway done. A little delayed because of National Day.

(https://i.imgur.com/TZQcCBD.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: reconsiderit on Fri, 05 October 2018, 22:42:36
The factory for Lunar has started back up from the National Day break and are finishing up CNC. Parts will be heading to finishing shortly.

(https://i.imgur.com/J1m8FPF.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: Windeh on Fri, 05 October 2018, 23:41:53
The factory for Lunar has started back up from the National Day break and are finishing up CNC. Parts will be heading to finishing shortly.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/J1m8FPF.jpg)


:thumb: :thumb: Looks like the machining is moving along splendidly.

How are the PCB side of things? And are we still looking at Q1/Q2 shipping ETA?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 06 October 2018, 20:32:31
The factory for Lunar has started back up from the National Day break and are finishing up CNC. Parts will be heading to finishing shortly.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/J1m8FPF.jpg)


:thumb: :thumb: Looks like the machining is moving along splendidly.

How are the PCB side of things? And are we still looking at Q1/Q2 shipping ETA?

PCB side of things haven't been started yet but pcb manu is fast so its not as much of a worry.

And yes, we're still on target for the Q1/Q2 delivery date
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: d.caminero on Sun, 07 October 2018, 13:41:01
those cases look awesome! can't wait to have mine :p
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: d.caminero on Fri, 26 October 2018, 09:36:47
And yes, we're still on target for the Q1/Q2 delivery date

Hey! Any update about this? Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: Iredeus on Fri, 26 October 2018, 10:57:07
And yes, we're still on target for the Q1/Q2 delivery date

Hey! Any update about this? Thanks!

He made an update post on Reddit yesterday, things are still on track.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: brizzzle on Fri, 26 October 2018, 11:06:46


And yes, we're still on target for the Q1/Q2 delivery date

Hey! Any update about this? Thanks!

He made an update post on Reddit yesterday, things are still on track.

It would be nice to get updated here. So much easier to keep track of things. Got a link to that update?

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Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: AuthenticDanger on Fri, 26 October 2018, 12:28:00


And yes, we're still on target for the Q1/Q2 delivery date

Hey! Any update about this? Thanks!

He made an update post on Reddit yesterday, things are still on track.

It would be nice to get updated here. So much easier to keep track of things. Got a link to that update?

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https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/9rfhh3/vendor_switchplate_peripherals_lunar_southpaw_65/
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: Regret on Sat, 27 October 2018, 01:49:15


And yes, we're still on target for the Q1/Q2 delivery date

Hey! Any update about this? Thanks!

He made an update post on Reddit yesterday, things are still on track.

It would be nice to get updated here. So much easier to keep track of things. Got a link to that update?

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https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/9rfhh3/vendor_switchplate_peripherals_lunar_southpaw_65/

Wow, ahead of schedule. That's a first!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: Windeh on Sat, 27 October 2018, 02:39:59
Have my blue alps & Japanese AEK Caps ready!  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching Monday at 12:00pm
Post by: d.caminero on Sun, 28 October 2018, 09:26:28
And yes, we're still on target for the Q1/Q2 delivery date

Hey! Any update about this? Thanks!

He made an update post on Reddit yesterday, things are still on track.

Thanks! Usually check reddit daily but didn't see that post.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Tue, 30 October 2018, 01:48:44
(https://i.imgur.com/YtvWfuL.jpg)

QC Finishing up. Should be here soon. Waiting on the PCB fab atm.

Packaging hasn't been sorted out yet. If I can't get custom cut foam and boxes sorted out in time, I'll be wrapping the hell out of these with thick foam sheets and then sending them out.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: Windeh on Tue, 30 October 2018, 02:09:25
One of the Lunar fell into the pink tub
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: typischt on Tue, 30 October 2018, 02:10:35
One of the Lunar fell into the pink tub
Haha, true, didnĎt notice that! :) Colored would have been nice as well, but anyways, hyped about the update!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: silversung on Tue, 30 October 2018, 07:33:37
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/YtvWfuL.jpg)


QC Finishing up. Should be here soon. Waiting on the PCB fab atm.

Packaging hasn't been sorted out yet. If I can't get custom cut foam and boxes sorted out in time, I'll be wrapping the hell out of these with thick foam sheets and then sending them out.

PINK Lunar?? OMG
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: Iredeus on Tue, 30 October 2018, 12:27:17
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/YtvWfuL.jpg)


QC Finishing up. Should be here soon. Waiting on the PCB fab atm.

Packaging hasn't been sorted out yet. If I can't get custom cut foam and boxes sorted out in time, I'll be wrapping the hell out of these with thick foam sheets and then sending them out.

nice
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: d.caminero on Wed, 07 November 2018, 13:43:29
Any news since the QC? Those gray are looking awesome, even better than the prototypes
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: Fewestapollo75 on Wed, 07 November 2018, 18:21:41
How many people would you say ordered the gray compared to the silver? Only saw one silver in that QC photo.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: vlauib on Sat, 10 November 2018, 16:45:06
I have an unbuilt B-stock silver AEK64 (can include PCB & orange alps) I would like to trade for a lunar. pls pm me if you are interested.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: Punchy Lab on Sun, 11 November 2018, 06:26:41
Love alps. But hard to find keycaps.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: ThomasTH on Sun, 11 November 2018, 06:35:35
AEK caps are super easy to find and the only onesnfitting here anyway.

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Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: bthezebra on Sun, 11 November 2018, 10:01:31
Love alps. But hard to find keycaps.
You can easily find them on eBay and this buy already ended so you don't have to worry about finding caps.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: Iredeus on Tue, 13 November 2018, 23:27:49
Any updates?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - manufacturing (again!)
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 14 November 2018, 02:57:26
Gonna copy-paste this from my website update, but if you want a TL;DR...

Cases were not made to my standards. I dont trust the factory to 'fix' these as there's no perfect fix to the issue that I am seeing. Going to allocate current 50 units as b-stock and move to my other factory.


--


All cases were completed last week and during QC, the factory found some issues with the anodization which have arisen as a result of the material. It's quite a mystery to us since the prototype came out flawless and according to the factory, the same material supplier and anodizing factory was used for both the prototype and production run. Nearly all units have uneven anodization around the sides as a band that goes around the entire case. Some units have minor streaking from acid etch. We are hesitant on having the factory fix these so we will be paying for these and offering them as B stock at heavily discounted prices. 

For the 50 original customers who are in the group buy, we will be manufacturing new cases for everyone. We have another factory which has been used to manufacture custom keyboards before and will organize another batch of cases to be produced. As the 7 series alloy has proven to be difficult to anodize, both by the factories that have been used before and by other makers who have used it in their products, we will switch to either a 6 series or 5 series alloy depending on price, quality and availability. 

As with manufacturing, we will be running the new factory through the paces as with a brand new product being manufactured in a brand new factory. Although they have made other high end custom keyboard kits before, we will still be doing a handful of pre-production pieces for quality assurance and will be discussing expectations with them. We believe that this will take a significant amount of time, but we are still on track for the original Q1/Q2 2019 ship date as we were quite far ahead of schedule with the current (now b-stock) units.

Assembly has started for the PCBs and should wrap up shortly. They should arrive close to the end of this month and made available with b-stock cases. Extra A and B stock from the current factory will be available on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like a notification for these, please fill out the form below.

https://goo.gl/forms/LxlISk1kQ2KXVRT02
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: dario on Wed, 14 November 2018, 03:14:28
Just one question: can a powder coat be applied over those defective cases to hide aesthetical deficiency?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: Windeh on Wed, 14 November 2018, 03:19:17
Oof, 7075 life...  :blank:

In as the original 50, not sure if I should get another of the now B-Stocks...
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 14 November 2018, 03:21:56
Just one question: can a powder coat be applied over those defective cases to hide aesthetical deficiency?

Yes, it's only the anodizing that's affected. Machining is perfect on these.

If you want to do a powdercoat, keep in mind the thickness of the powdercoat. Masking the switch cutouts is mandatory. Masking the faces that are hidden when the case is together is reccomended depending on the thickness of the powdercoat.

Cerakoate on the other hand is very thin, though for that, masking the switch cutouts is still recommended.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 14 November 2018, 03:37:55
Oof, 7075 life...  :blank:

In as the original 50, not sure if I should get another of the now B-Stocks...

Yep. The proto had flawless anodization. Not sure what happened between then and now, but it wasn't in my control and was something that could only have been seen after anodization.

Nevertheless, everyone in the GB paid full price for these kits and I believe that everyone who has done that should receive a product that's representative of that.

Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: midnight2903 on Wed, 14 November 2018, 03:50:58
Signed up for some extras since I missed out on the original, are there any comparison photos between grey and silver?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 14 November 2018, 04:02:44
Signed up for some extras since I missed out on the original, are there any comparison photos between grey and silver?

Not yet. I'll probably have one when they arrive.

For now, some pics of a case that is relatively ok.

Full album: https://imgur.com/a/Eb7sq4w

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

(https://i.imgur.com/Rm3hAd1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tm4xbir.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UHJVeI9.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: ThomasTH on Wed, 14 November 2018, 04:09:31
I am personally not interested in alu 6 as we paid for 7. Please make thr current a and b stock available to original buyers first andngive us better photos.


Fcfs is unfair imo.

We already bought switches, keycaps etc...

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Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 14 November 2018, 04:57:36
I am personally not interested in alu 6 as we paid for 7. Please make thr current a and b stock available to original buyers first andngive us better photos.


Fcfs is unfair imo.

We already bought switches, keycaps etc...

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I haven't had the chance to send out an email yet, but you'll have the option to either take one from the current run or one from the new run if you are part of the original GB. I can't gauarante that I will have any, if at all perfect ones in 7075 as the issue stems from the material that was used, but I'll try my best to make things work for everyone.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: Iredeus on Wed, 14 November 2018, 09:44:13
I am personally not interested in alu 6 as we paid for 7. Please make thr current a and b stock available to original buyers first andngive us better photos.


Fcfs is unfair imo.

We already bought switches, keycaps etc...

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I haven't had the chance to send out an email yet, but you'll have the option to either take one from the current run or one from the new run if you are part of the original GB. I can't gauarante that I will have any, if at all perfect ones in 7075 as the issue stems from the material that was used, but I'll try my best to make things work for everyone.

Whelp this is unfortunate news. I personally am not married to the idea of 7075, but it was nice. Is there a chance that if we opt for the newer version that we receive a refund for the difference in material costs?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - In Production
Post by: pixelpusher on Wed, 14 November 2018, 10:35:56
Just one question: can a powder coat be applied over those defective cases to hide aesthetical deficiency?

Yes, it's only the anodizing that's affected. Machining is perfect on these.

If you want to do a powdercoat, keep in mind the thickness of the powdercoat. Masking the switch cutouts is mandatory. Masking the faces that are hidden when the case is together is reccomended depending on the thickness of the powdercoat.

Cerakoate on the other hand is very thin, though for that, masking the switch cutouts is still recommended.

I'd love to pick up a B-stock and have it cerakoted, but wouldn't masking off the switch cutouts be incredibly difficult?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: dario on Wed, 14 November 2018, 12:54:43
Just a few moments ago I was talking to a guy who runs a private gun shop here in Croatia. I told him I'll have a piece of aluminium 7075 about 35 cm long with stains from a screwed up anodization proccess that I would like to cerakote, and I wanted to know what does he think will this work out (so far he was only doing guns in his cerkatoe oven).

He said, yeah, absolutely, just bring it here, no problems.

Now... when it comes to masking. Total thickness of one layer of cerakote can vary anywhere between 0.0125 mm - 0.0255 mm.

My conclusion is this is well within switch plate tolerances and I won't be doing any masking whatsoever because it would not have any real benefit, everything should be perfectly fine just just the way it is.

If anybody is having any experience with cerakoting and thinks my decision is wrong, please warn me before it's too late.  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: ai03 on Wed, 14 November 2018, 15:41:39
If anybody is having any experience with cerakoting and thinks my decision is wrong, please warn me before it's too late.  :D

Just one question: can a powder coat be applied over those defective cases to hide aesthetical deficiency?

Lunar uses 0.1mm tolerances for lid-chassis fit, so Cerakote should be fine.
Powdercoat usually ranges in the 0.3mm thickness zone, so I'd advise against it.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: dario on Wed, 14 November 2018, 15:54:49
Lunar uses 0.1mm tolerances for lid-chassis fit, so Cerakote should be fine.
Powdercoat usually ranges in the 0.3mm thickness zone, so I'd advise against it.

What about switch holes?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: silversung on Wed, 14 November 2018, 16:25:03
What is the material difference between 6 series and 7 series aluminium? Does it affect heaviness, feel or durability?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: bard on Wed, 14 November 2018, 16:59:22
did I miss a GB?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 14 November 2018, 17:18:53
What is the material difference between 6 series and 7 series aluminium? Does it affect heaviness, feel or durability?
7 series emphasizes hardness/durability and is marginally more heavy. Sound will be higher pitched.

5 series is a softer alloy. Anodizes more easily and more evenly. Sound will be lower pitched.

6 series is a middle-of-the-road kinda option. Feel will change very little, if at all because of the 4mm plate between the material options. In terms of price, switching between each alloy shouldn't affect price very much if at all since I saw a difference of around 3 dollars per unit going from 6 to 7 series in the initial run of lunar.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: brizzzle on Wed, 14 November 2018, 17:19:04
I'd definitely would like to make sure I get the 7075, it was the selling point for me.

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Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 14 November 2018, 17:23:23
I am personally not interested in alu 6 as we paid for 7. Please make thr current a and b stock available to original buyers first andngive us better photos.


Fcfs is unfair imo.

We already bought switches, keycaps etc...

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I haven't had the chance to send out an email yet, but you'll have the option to either take one from the current run or one from the new run if you are part of the original GB. I can't gauarante that I will have any, if at all perfect ones in 7075 as the issue stems from the material that was used, but I'll try my best to make things work for everyone.

Whelp this is unfortunate news. I personally am not married to the idea of 7075, but it was nice. Is there a chance that if we opt for the newer version that we receive a refund for the difference in material costs?

If you opt for the newer option, I can try and see how much material costs differ. From the current run, the cost difference was minimal and it is a lot of work to refund and keep track of small refunds that are only a dollar or two.

I also don't have a quote from the new factory yet. I need to get that sorted out first before I put extras up and what not.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: silversung on Wed, 14 November 2018, 17:27:13
What is the material difference between 6 series and 7 series aluminium? Does it affect heaviness, feel or durability?
7 series emphasizes hardness/durability and is marginally more heavy. Sound will be higher pitched.

5 series is a softer alloy. Anodizes more easily and more evenly. Sound will be lower pitched.

6 series is a middle-of-the-road kinda option. Feel will change very little, if at all because of the 4mm plate between the material options. In terms of price, switching between each alloy shouldn't affect price very much if at all since I saw a difference of around 3 dollars per unit going from 6 to 7 series in the initial run of lunar.

Okay, so basically I won't feel that much of a change from 7 series to 6 series if I am not that sensitive and/or know well about the aluminium. Yeah I don't want to do re-ano or cerakote(I don't even know how to or who to ask) so do what you have to do, just make sure the finished product is up to your original goals.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 14 November 2018, 17:32:03
What is the material difference between 6 series and 7 series aluminium? Does it affect heaviness, feel or durability?
7 series emphasizes hardness/durability and is marginally more heavy. Sound will be higher pitched.

5 series is a softer alloy. Anodizes more easily and more evenly. Sound will be lower pitched.

6 series is a middle-of-the-road kinda option. Feel will change very little, if at all because of the 4mm plate between the material options. In terms of price, switching between each alloy shouldn't affect price very much if at all since I saw a difference of around 3 dollars per unit going from 6 to 7 series in the initial run of lunar.

Okay, so basically I won't feel that much of a change from 7 series to 6 series if I am not that sensitive and/or know well about the aluminium. Yeah I don't want to do re-ano or cerakote(I don't even know how to or who to ask) so do what you have to do, just make sure the finished product is up to your original goals.

Notable differences here are sound and durability. Sound WILL be different. Not drastically different, but notable. Durability will be reduced. The 7 series units are tough as nails, though I'm not sure why someone would be dropping these on a concrete floor on a regular basis.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: Poblopuablo on Wed, 14 November 2018, 22:19:43
Please let us know when emails go out forbuying in on  b-stock  options. My email is pretty diligent about spam foldering emails. So if I see something there I'll be sure to double check.

Also when you say "soon" do you mean like in the next day or two or in a month or so? (Wondering if I should pick up another board as a project if this will take a month.... Then I can buy that one and then save up money for this. :) )
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Thu, 15 November 2018, 14:31:35
So then a discounted A-stock from this run is going to be of better material than what the 50 original GB members payed $350+ for? I really don't like that.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 15 November 2018, 18:20:50
So then a discounted A-stock from this run is going to be of better material than what the 50 original GB members payed $350+ for? I really don't like that.

I'm not sure where you got that I will be discounting A-stock.

I've mentioned it previously but people who were in the GB will have a choice of if they want a unit from the original run or if they would like one from the second run. At this time, I'm not sure that I will have any cases from the initial run that are perfect, but the cases with the least amount of blemishes will be available first to those in the GB.

As far as a better material is concerned, each type of aluminum has it's pros and cons based on what qualities someone is looking for in a keyboard. Because of this, I'll be offering original customers priority on the cases from the initial run.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 15 November 2018, 18:22:04
Please let us know when emails go out forbuying in on  b-stock  options. My email is pretty diligent about spam foldering emails. So if I see something there I'll be sure to double check.

Also when you say "soon" do you mean like in the next day or two or in a month or so? (Wondering if I should pick up another board as a project if this will take a month.... Then I can buy that one and then save up money for this. :) )

This depends on when I get responses back from all the original customers in the GB and when the cases arrive in the US. I can give you a timeframe of 1 to 2 months.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: Iredeus on Thu, 15 November 2018, 22:46:36
I've come to terms that things are what they are. Any idea how much you plan to refund the original GB participants if they opt to keep the defect boards? If it at least mostly offsets the cost of getting it cerakoted, I might consider that if I can find a local shop willing to do it. That said 6 series is still good, and I could do that too. Just kind of bummed. My advice is probably useless, but maybe you could see who Rama used to manufacture the M60A? I just got mine today and its is absolutely flawless. Honestly, the best machining and anodization that I've observed in awhile.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: MxBlue on Thu, 15 November 2018, 23:30:30
I've come to terms that things are what they are. Any idea how much you plan to refund the original GB participants if they opt to keep the defect boards? If it at least mostly offsets the cost of getting it cerakoted, I might consider that if I can find a local shop willing to do it. That said 6 series is still good, and I could do that too. Just kind of bummed. My advice is probably useless, but maybe you could see who Rama used to manufacture the M60A? I just got mine today and its is absolutely flawless. Honestly, the best machining and anodization that I've observed in awhile.

Anodising different grades of aluminium is quite different, and you'll find even anodising different blocks of the same grade of aluminium can be quite different (as seen by the issues that popped up in this GB). As someone who's looked into it, anodising 7075 in particular is quite difficult, it's a low yield process where the best option is to scrap and remake cases from scratch when they have the issues you see here.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: dario on Fri, 16 November 2018, 14:00:53
Just a few moments ago I was talking to a guy who runs a private gun shop here in Croatia. I told him I'll have a piece of aluminium 7075 about 35 cm long with stains from a screwed up anodization proccess that I would like to cerakote, and I wanted to know what does he think will this work out (so far he was only doing guns in his cerkatoe oven).

He said, yeah, absolutely, just bring it here, no problems.

Now... when it comes to masking. Total thickness of one layer of cerakote can vary anywhere between 0.0125 mm - 0.0255 mm.

My conclusion is this is well within switch plate tolerances and I won't be doing any masking whatsoever because it would not have any real benefit, everything should be perfectly fine just just the way it is.

If anybody is having any experience with cerakoting and thinks my decision is wrong, please warn me before it's too late.  :D

Hm, now when I looked more deeply into the matter, things seem quite a bit more complicated than I thought at first.

It turns out, if I want to do cerakote properly, I need to remove anodising layer first. And that's a requirement to ensure proper adhering to the aluminium surface.

Now, proper way to remove surface layer is sandblasting. Cerakote is expensive, somewhere in the ballpark of $100 per keyboard, but this makes it even more expensive, although I still haven't checked how much, I guess somewhere around $50.

What I wonder though is - can I maybe remove it manually to save some cost? Like, you know, take a fine water sanding paper and do it by hand?

This definately looks doable to me, but the real question is - how thick in practical therms is the cerakote layer. Because if it's very thin, you will see scuffs from hand-sanding through the cerakote paint.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Sun, 18 November 2018, 04:56:04
Just a few moments ago I was talking to a guy who runs a private gun shop here in Croatia. I told him I'll have a piece of aluminium 7075 about 35 cm long with stains from a screwed up anodization proccess that I would like to cerakote, and I wanted to know what does he think will this work out (so far he was only doing guns in his cerkatoe oven).

He said, yeah, absolutely, just bring it here, no problems.

Now... when it comes to masking. Total thickness of one layer of cerakote can vary anywhere between 0.0125 mm - 0.0255 mm.

My conclusion is this is well within switch plate tolerances and I won't be doing any masking whatsoever because it would not have any real benefit, everything should be perfectly fine just just the way it is.

If anybody is having any experience with cerakoting and thinks my decision is wrong, please warn me before it's too late.  :D

Hm, now when I looked more deeply into the matter, things seem quite a bit more complicated than I thought at first.

It turns out, if I want to do cerakote properly, I need to remove anodising layer first. And that's a requirement to ensure proper adhering to the aluminium surface.

Now, proper way to remove surface layer is sandblasting. Cerakote is expensive, somewhere in the ballpark of $100 per keyboard, but this makes it even more expensive, although I still haven't checked how much, I guess somewhere around $50.

What I wonder though is - can I maybe remove it manually to save some cost? Like, you know, take a fine water sanding paper and do it by hand?

This definately looks doable to me, but the real question is - how thick in practical therms is the cerakote layer. Because if it's very thin, you will see scuffs from hand-sanding through the cerakote paint.

You're correct, the proper way to remove the top of the anodizing is to sandblast it off.

The other way, which I've seen done is using oven cleaner. It contains a small amount of lye, which is capable of dissolving aluminum. This though needs to be monitored as if it's left too long, it will start to pit the aluminum in the same fashion as when aluminum is left in anodizing etch solution for too long.

Cerakoate is on the thin side, but it's not as thin as PVD. Things like brushed surfaces will not translate onto the cerkoate but things like deep machine marks will. This is something that I would discuss with the party who is cerakoating.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Sun, 18 November 2018, 04:58:31
One more thing, for everyone who is waiting for the email, I'll try and get it put together and sent out on Monday.

Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: dondongler on Mon, 19 November 2018, 23:39:18
Sorry to hear about the anodization woes, but definitely in for a B stock or A stock if I can grab one in time.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 20 November 2018, 11:50:32
What would we do about the right shift if we happen to get a b-stock case?  Do you have extras that we can buy?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: Windeh on Wed, 21 November 2018, 08:45:25
Just received the email and replied.

In the email it was noted that some of the cases had been re-anodized. What % of the total cases were redone and what's the effect of re-anodizing on tolerances of the case?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: Iredeus on Wed, 21 November 2018, 08:55:46
I just got the email. Are you really planning on using 5052 vs 6061 or 6063? To my knowledge no one else has used that alloy before. While it might anodize well, I'm concerned it might be too soft.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: xondat on Wed, 21 November 2018, 11:11:28
I just got the email. Are you really planning on using 5052 vs 6061 or 6063? To my knowledge no one else has used that alloy before. While it might anodize well, I'm concerned it might be too soft.

6061 is the most popular alloy used, 6063 is probably shortly behind, and many have used 5052 before.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 21 November 2018, 18:18:12
Just received the email and replied.

In the email it was noted that some of the cases had been re-anodized. What % of the total cases were redone and what's the effect of re-anodizing on tolerances of the case?

I need to check with the manu about the number of cases re-anodized, but it should not affect tolerance. They were not re blasted, but rather just dropped back into the etch solution to remove the dye and seal.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 21 November 2018, 18:20:18
What would we do about the right shift if we happen to get a b-stock case?  Do you have extras that we can buy?

I might have extras set aside. What I'll most likely do is that I'll put the ones from the original run up for sale and just have new ones made for the next batch of cases.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: pixelpusher on Wed, 21 November 2018, 18:44:48
What would we do about the right shift if we happen to get a b-stock case?  Do you have extras that we can buy?

I might have extras set aside. What I'll most likely do is that I'll put the ones from the original run up for sale and just have new ones made for the next batch of cases.

Thanks.  Also I got a handy link from someone on here where I was able to buy just a M0116 command key. 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/323527732106
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: Poblopuablo on Fri, 23 November 2018, 17:18:00
Are all b-stock cases accounted for?  (I Never got an email, and wondered if I missed out) of there are some please message me. :)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: Windeh on Fri, 23 November 2018, 20:36:54
Should we have gotten a reply after confirming that we would like to keep the 7075 cases? Not sure if you are just sorting the responses or my reply didn't get through.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: ThomasTH on Mon, 26 November 2018, 01:26:15
Should we have gotten a reply after confirming that we would like to keep the 7075 cases? Not sure if you are just sorting the responses or my reply didn't get through.
I also didn't get a reply, wouldve been easier to use google sheets..

Sent from my LYA-L29 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 26 November 2018, 06:00:48
Should we have gotten a reply after confirming that we would like to keep the 7075 cases? Not sure if you are just sorting the responses or my reply didn't get through.
I also didn't get a reply, wouldve been easier to use google sheets..

Sent from my LYA-L29 using Tapatalk

I haven't quite had time to look through all of them yet but I have 12 emails so far. I'll set up a Google sheets as soon as I can
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: loud_asian on Mon, 26 November 2018, 10:38:41
How much does the board weigh?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: silversung on Mon, 26 November 2018, 18:23:49
Did all participants got an e-mail? Cause I didn't get any.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Tue, 27 November 2018, 01:25:51
Did all participants got an e-mail? Cause I didn't get any.

Still haven't sent out emails. Busy with school today and tomorrow so gonna try to get to the spreadsheet asap. Probably thursday or friday.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: d.caminero on Tue, 27 November 2018, 05:08:44
I received my email, but I'd like to know if it would be possible to see some nice pictures of the already made cases. I'd like to keep the stronger aluminium but only if the anodising is not really bad. Some lines or shades wouldn't bother me if they are not easily visible

If the anodising is awful I will change to 5051 since I can't find any shop to cerakote it near me. Does anyone know someplace in or near Spain?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: loud_asian on Tue, 27 November 2018, 12:16:36
I received my email, but I'd like to know if it would be possible to see some nice pictures of the already made cases. I'd like to keep the stronger aluminium but only if the anodising is not really bad. Some lines or shades wouldn't bother me if they are not easily visible

If the anodising is awful I will change to 5051 since I can't find any shop to cerakote it near me. Does anyone know someplace in or near Spain?

+1 for pics
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Tue, 27 November 2018, 15:08:54
I received my email, but I'd like to know if it would be possible to see some nice pictures of the already made cases. I'd like to keep the stronger aluminium but only if the anodising is not really bad. Some lines or shades wouldn't bother me if they are not easily visible

If the anodising is awful I will change to 5051 since I can't find any shop to cerakote it near me. Does anyone know someplace in or near Spain?

+1 for pics

There's a few pics on the previous page but that's all I have ATM. I'll be recieving the rest of the cases later this week and will try to get some pics up here early next week. Finals is coming up soonish and I'm getting busy but I'll try to keep this updated as best as possible.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Tue, 27 November 2018, 15:09:45
Order Spreadsheet linked below

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11NGCWardJD73MFg-K_jqmIVKiavbQeLv1TZeVOueJi8/edit?usp=sharing

Orders in dark purple are OPT IN for the current run.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: pixelpusher on Tue, 27 November 2018, 16:21:17
I understand the priority is to get straight with the original GB participants.  Was the status/protocol for people who were not part of the original GB but who wish to purchase a case?  Hoping to get one when the time comes.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 28 November 2018, 06:37:28
I understand the priority is to get straight with the original GB participants.  Was the status/protocol for people who were not part of the original GB but who wish to purchase a case?  Hoping to get one when the time comes.

At the moment, I have 13 people in the original GB who want the original run of the cases. Once they pick through, I'll make the rest available as FCFS (half the available units, 12 hrs apart) when the PCBs come in. If you filled out the extras form, you'll get an email with the launch time and date
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: Windeh on Wed, 28 November 2018, 07:39:03
How are you going to prioritize the B-Stock quality levels to those in the original GB wanting one? By original order number or reply sequence to the email?

By the way thanks for making good of a bad situation and appreciate the communication.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 28 November 2018, 12:57:12
How are you going to prioritize the B-Stock quality levels to those in the original GB wanting one? By original order number or reply sequence to the email?

By the way thanks for making good of a bad situation and appreciate the communication.  :thumb:

I will be going by reply sequence to email for original participants wanting one from the current run.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: pixelpusher on Sat, 01 December 2018, 16:53:41
Got my 1.75u command key today.  Hope I can put it to good use  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: dondongler on Sat, 01 December 2018, 17:07:54
Got my 1.75u command key today.  Hope I can put it to good use  :thumb:

My order got mixed up and he sold out hah
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: pixelpusher on Sat, 01 December 2018, 18:20:53
Got my 1.75u command key today.  Hope I can put it to good use  :thumb:

My order got mixed up and he sold out hah

If I canít snag a bstock case Iíll sell you mine on the cheap
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: Little4Real on Fri, 07 December 2018, 11:09:27
When do you think B-Stock cases might be available?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: tullyvivi on Fri, 07 December 2018, 12:22:09
I personally don't prefer design with big curves, but this color looks so good !
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: loud_asian on Fri, 07 December 2018, 15:31:51
I got to see a Lunar prototype this past weekend at the SoCal meetup

I gotta say, really regretting not getting the dark gray anode. The way the dark gray contrasts with the light gray caps is real nice.

Also I asked earlier about the weight of the board, it's actually fairly light considering that it's all aluminum.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: midnight2903 on Wed, 12 December 2018, 06:13:09
Im so ready to snag a B-stock case.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 17 December 2018, 03:01:00
Alright, I'm a little behind things because of school and work, but now that finals week is 100% out of the way, I am able to get through most of the cases relatively quickly.

At the moment, I have around 20 cases left to QC and assemble (I will be shipping these with screws). Right now, I have 6 cases that would qualify as A or A- grade. Priority for those goes to those who emailed me first with a 100% firm decision stating that they wanted one in 7075. If you are one of these people, I'll be emailing you pictures of the unit that you will recieve. If you asked for pictures in order to make a decision, I will make those available as soon as I complete all 55 cases. From there, they will be FCFS to those in the original GB who emailed me asking for pictures.

For those not in the original GB, I will make the remaining units available shortly after I've shipped out cases for those in the GB and have confirmed that everyone else is on the remanufacturing list.

If you have any questions, throw them in the thread below or shoot me an email.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: Windeh on Mon, 17 December 2018, 03:13:21
Ooof waiting for your email. Wondering what color I'd get...  ;D
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: airlangga07 on Wed, 19 December 2018, 10:08:37
how can I join the list for the B stock availability? I would like to get one...
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 20 December 2018, 00:28:03
how can I join the list for the B stock availability? I would like to get one...
If you're not in the GB, fill out the extras form. There's an option at the bottom which asks if you want an email once they're available.

If you're in the GB, then email me with your order number saying that you want to pick from the available cases.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: poodude on Thu, 20 December 2018, 20:08:54
Added to extras form. I also think a TKL version on the AEK would be amazing if that would ever possibly happen. :)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: airlangga07 on Thu, 20 December 2018, 20:26:43
how can I join the list for the B stock availability? I would like to get one...
If you're not in the GB, fill out the extras form. There's an option at the bottom which asks if you want an email once they're available.

If you're in the GB, then email me with your order number saying that you want to pick from the available cases.


Form filled! and I am currently under GB spot switching that is pending.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: d.caminero on Fri, 28 December 2018, 07:55:22
any news on this?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Sun, 30 December 2018, 05:21:25
any news on this?

If you've emailed me about a unit on the first run, the email has been sent. If you haven't received an email, ping me here or through email and I will BCC you to the email.

As far as the second production units, it's been quoted and discussed with the second manufacturer. I'll be proceeding with those soon. The new material will be Aluminum 6063. Unlike the old manufacturer, they will be replacing units that do not meet my quality standards.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: pixelpusher on Sun, 30 December 2018, 08:03:16
Not sure about bstock process still.  I filled out the form.  Just wait to see?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: Regret on Sun, 30 December 2018, 15:39:48
Is there an estimate on the timeline for the remanufactured set? Last I saw was Q1/Q2.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: Olitender on Sun, 30 December 2018, 15:42:36
cant wait
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 31 December 2018, 05:40:48
Not sure about bstock process still.  I filled out the form.  Just wait to see?

Should be up later this week. I'm still waiting on a few people to decide if they want a case from the current run or if they want to wait.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 31 December 2018, 05:42:14
Is there an estimate on the timeline for the remanufactured set? Last I saw was Q1/Q2.

As of right now, looks to be the end of Q2. Going to be paying them today and should have a sample from them before CNY. Not sure how long production will take with them, but from other boards that were made there, looks to be a little longer than the old factory.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: jophish on Mon, 31 December 2018, 09:08:07
Any word on the expected timeline for those who opted to go with the A/B stock cases?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: Captainbuttmonkey on Tue, 01 January 2019, 07:19:20
Was in the original buy and just sent an email with a question (sorry for the lateness)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: menuhin on Tue, 01 January 2019, 23:34:27
Looking forward to the extra / b-stock also :)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: d.caminero on Wed, 02 January 2019, 09:28:29
As of right now, looks to be the end of Q2. Going to be paying them today and should have a sample from them before CNY. Not sure how long production will take with them, but from other boards that were made there, looks to be a little longer than the old factory.

Hey! I haven't received any email with pics for the already made cases. How should I proceed? Send you another email asking for pics? Can you copy me into the email you already sent?

Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 05 January 2019, 04:12:10
If you're part of the original GB and would still like to see the first run of cases, this is the final call. The deadline is this Monday as I will need to sort through the remaining units in the first run and allocate them to the b-stock sale which will be happening this week if I can complete everything on time.

The second run has been reviewed and paid for. A sample unit should be here in a few weeks time before the Chinese New Year break. The original GB wasn't done with enough of a margin to pay for two entire runs so this was an out of pocket payment for me. I will be putting b-stock up for sale asap to recoup funds. Packing material will most likely be simplified back down to bubble wrap, foam sheets and corrugated mailers that I have used in the past.

The PCBs that I have on hand will be used to fulfill orders that have opted for the current run as well as the extras. New ones will be manufactured for the second run. Same fab, same design.

Cast resin shifts are not yet completed. They will not be able to be purchased with the extras that go live this coming week but I might make them available as an in-stock item on the storefront later if there is enough demand.

Edit: Current run of cases, regardless of if you are in the GB or if you are purchasing an extra will be shipped towards the end of this month or during next month. If everything arrives earlier than expected, I will ship asap.

Fill out this form if you want an email when extras go live.
https://goo.gl/forms/jdnuJtFwKhQrLDPC3


Edit (again): For GB participants, your partial refund (if you've opted for a board with blems) will be issued at the time of shipping.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: menuhin on Sat, 05 January 2019, 04:54:02
Also might be worth noting, but final PCBs will be QMK as requested by a large number of people. PCBs will be fully assembled and not sold as blanks like in this pic. Soldermask will also be white and not green.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/5cS6YJY.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ob3VYSo.jpg)


Regarding the PCB, is it possible to fit hotswap sockets into the switch holes like the Alps PCB projects of lfkeyboards?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Launching next week (probably)
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 05 January 2019, 23:49:05
Also might be worth noting, but final PCBs will be QMK as requested by a large number of people. PCBs will be fully assembled and not sold as blanks like in this pic. Soldermask will also be white and not green.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/5cS6YJY.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ob3VYSo.jpg)


Regarding the PCB, is it possible to fit hotswap sockets into the switch holes like the Alps PCB projects of lfkeyboards?

I've never tried. The holes for the switches measure to 1.44mm with my calipers.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: Windeh on Sun, 06 January 2019, 10:13:58
Is there any ETA for the resin shifts as the order is waiting on them?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Sun, 06 January 2019, 16:44:49
Is there any ETA for the resin shifts as the order is waiting on them?

End of this month.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 10 January 2019, 00:14:03
Any word on the expected timeline for those who opted to go with the A/B stock cases?

Sometime at the end of this month or early next month if you didn't order a resin shift. A little later if you did.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: fireworm on Sun, 13 January 2019, 17:39:35
I see all the b-stock are standard spacebar. Is it possible to buy one and get it changed to split space, for an additional fee? Or should I just wait for R2?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: vlauib on Mon, 14 January 2019, 14:15:23
What time zone are the 12am and 12pm releases on?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: eyedrop on Mon, 14 January 2019, 16:25:59
What time zone are the 12am and 12pm releases on?

My guess is PST since that's where reconsiderit is from.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: pixelpusher on Mon, 14 January 2019, 16:40:20
sorry if I've missed something.  Still interested in picking up a B-stock from the original run.  Will this be happening at the end of the month as well?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: megastyle on Mon, 14 January 2019, 17:15:11
What time zone are the 12am and 12pm releases on?

FWIW, the Southpaw 65 b-stock went up at 12am PST.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: pixelpusher on Mon, 14 January 2019, 17:37:11
I've filled out the extras form, but I haven't received any emails.  Are they gone?  I see them on the site and they said sold out, but I figured they were just placeholders.  Please say it isn't so.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: eyedrop on Mon, 14 January 2019, 17:41:09
The email I got says available this Tuesday, 1/15.

Case 1 - 30 - Available 12:00am 1/15/19
Case 31 - 59 - Available 12:00pm 1/15/19

Hope you'll be able to get one, pixelpusher.  Good luck!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: loud_asian on Mon, 14 January 2019, 18:03:37
Hereís some screenshots of the email. The email was sent on Sunday

Hereís a link to the photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/1ReQceA4zFuJMSFoHh3-3MYddA2rBdLCc?mc_cid=c91976fc69&mc_eid=c5b583680a
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Manufacturing (again!) - B-stock available soon
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 14 January 2019, 23:51:43
What time zone are the 12am and 12pm releases on?

FWIW, the Southpaw 65 b-stock went up at 12am PST.

Release times are on PST
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: poodude on Tue, 15 January 2019, 00:03:24
I just checked out the photos and boy do they look rough. This factory was completely incompetent. :( These would cost me many times more to fix than the small discount being offered. What are most people going to do to try and fix these? I checked local kera coat shops and it doesn't appear to be very cost effective.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: tex_live_utility on Tue, 15 January 2019, 03:43:31
How much does it cost to get anodization stripped and re-done? Hopefully the ones with bad ano can at least be fixed.

Really a shame to see so much work get **** on by the manufacturer. Thanks a ton for the detailed photos and for being so thorough with this process.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 16 January 2019, 05:24:01
https://switchplate.co/collections/lunar-65-aek-extras

https://goo.gl/C5HVrJ

All boards are now available. Link above to website and documentation
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: Poblopuablo on Wed, 16 January 2019, 09:49:31
https://switchplate.co/collections/lunar-65-aek-extras

https://goo.gl/C5HVrJ

All boards are now available. Link above to website and documentation

If be fine getting one, However payday isn't until firiday, will you still be selling these then?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: dondongler on Wed, 16 January 2019, 09:51:15
https://switchplate.co/collections/lunar-65-aek-extras

https://goo.gl/C5HVrJ

All boards are now available. Link above to website and documentation

If be fine getting one, However payday isn't until firiday, will you still be selling these then?
Its fcfs so until they are all gone they will be up for sale.

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Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: Poblopuablo on Wed, 16 January 2019, 10:08:31
https://switchplate.co/collections/lunar-65-aek-extras

https://goo.gl/C5HVrJ

All boards are now available. Link above to website and documentation

If be fine getting one, However payday isn't until firiday, will you still be selling these then?
Its fcfs so until they are all gone they will be up for sale.

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Ok, any updated on resin 1.75u shift coming in stock? (Will there be extras and if so, when would they be available?)

Also if we buy these FCFS cases do they ship within a couple days?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: brizzzle on Wed, 16 January 2019, 16:39:23

Also if we buy these FCFS cases do they ship within a couple days?

his reddit post states they'll be ready to ship by the end of the week.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 16 January 2019, 16:54:51
https://switchplate.co/collections/lunar-65-aek-extras

https://goo.gl/C5HVrJ

All boards are now available. Link above to website and documentation

If be fine getting one, However payday isn't until firiday, will you still be selling these then?
Its fcfs so until they are all gone they will be up for sale.

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Ok, any updated on resin 1.75u shift coming in stock? (Will there be extras and if so, when would they be available?)

Also if we buy these FCFS cases do they ship within a couple days?

I'll prob stock resin shifts once they are in my hands.

And yes, I'm packing orders today.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: jophish on Wed, 16 January 2019, 22:25:40
Does that include orders for those in the original GB who opted for A/B stock?

Edit: Oops, meant to quote the post right above mine.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: Unforgivable on Thu, 17 January 2019, 13:15:03
What switches will people be using on theirs?

Iím new to Alps anything, so suggestions would be great. I only have dampened alps due to an old AEK I have. I read I could linearize them if wanted, but Iím not sure if that would be wise. I like both linear and tactile switches, so this will be a tough decision.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: Captainbuttmonkey on Thu, 17 January 2019, 13:34:26
What switches will people be using on theirs?

Iím new to Alps anything, so suggestions would be great. I only have dampened alps due to an old AEK I have. I read I could linearize them if wanted, but Iím not sure if that would be wise. I like both linear and tactile switches, so this will be a tough decision.

I'm going with oranges on mine. Recommend orange/salmon for tactile and green for linear. Blue obviously for clicky but I'm not a fan of clickies personally. Amber are also pretty nice but rarer, same with brown. I say orange/salmon and green as they are great switches that aren't too rare and therefore don't cost silly prices.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: silversung on Thu, 17 January 2019, 17:28:39
What switches will people be using on theirs?

Iím new to Alps anything, so suggestions would be great. I only have dampened alps due to an old AEK I have. I read I could linearize them if wanted, but Iím not sure if that would be wise. I like both linear and tactile switches, so this will be a tough decision.

I'm new to the Alps game too, and got some nice enough oranges because I generally prefer tactile, and they are easier to get. They are getting ultrasonic cleared and dry-lubed.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: tex_live_utility on Thu, 17 January 2019, 18:15:14
Edit: never mind i dum
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: Poblopuablo on Thu, 17 January 2019, 20:29:11
Where do they ship from?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: reconsiderit on Fri, 18 January 2019, 00:18:43
Does that include orders for those in the original GB who opted for A/B stock?

Edit: Oops, meant to quote the post right above mine.

First batch is shipped. If you're in the original GB and have opted for the first run of cases and you DO NOT have a resin shift, it has shipped.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: reconsiderit on Fri, 18 January 2019, 00:19:24
Where do they ship from?

Sunnyvale, CA 94087, United States
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Fri, 18 January 2019, 00:56:23
What switches will people be using on theirs?

Iím new to Alps anything, so suggestions would be great. I only have dampened alps due to an old AEK I have. I read I could linearize them if wanted, but Iím not sure if that would be wise. I like both linear and tactile switches, so this will be a tough decision.

I'm new to the Alps game too, and got some nice enough oranges because I generally prefer tactile, and they are easier to get. They are getting ultrasonic cleared and dry-lubed.

Make sure you paper-mod them. Cut little squares out of paper, and slip them in between the housing and tactile leaf. Makes for more consistent tactility, and eliminates any "double click noises" on the downswing.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: dimo on Fri, 18 January 2019, 12:27:10
are there any reviews of this board? I want to see a video of it
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: Acereconkeys on Fri, 18 January 2019, 16:21:49
What switches will people be using on theirs?

Iím new to Alps anything, so suggestions would be great. I only have dampened alps due to an old AEK I have. I read I could linearize them if wanted, but Iím not sure if that would be wise. I like both linear and tactile switches, so this will be a tough decision.

I'm new to the Alps game too, and got some nice enough oranges because I generally prefer tactile, and they are easier to get. They are getting ultrasonic cleared and dry-lubed.

Make sure you paper-mod them. Cut little squares out of paper, and slip them in between the housing and tactile leaf. Makes for more consistent tactility, and eliminates any "double click noises" on the downswing.

As a quick counter note, I personally highly recommend you look up the sound differences for click modded vs  not click modded. Personally I really regretted doing it to mine much prefer the stock orange sound.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Poblopuablo on Fri, 18 January 2019, 20:53:19
Just bought a b-stock and it will be getting a cerakoat mod from Tyson's liason service. :). Going black! Can't wait to see you get those resin 1.75u shifts in!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock available today 12am
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Sat, 19 January 2019, 04:56:48
What switches will people be using on theirs?

Iím new to Alps anything, so suggestions would be great. I only have dampened alps due to an old AEK I have. I read I could linearize them if wanted, but Iím not sure if that would be wise. I like both linear and tactile switches, so this will be a tough decision.

I'm new to the Alps game too, and got some nice enough oranges because I generally prefer tactile, and they are easier to get. They are getting ultrasonic cleared and dry-lubed.

Make sure you paper-mod them. Cut little squares out of paper, and slip them in between the housing and tactile leaf. Makes for more consistent tactility, and eliminates any "double click noises" on the downswing.

As a quick counter note, I personally highly recommend you look up the sound differences for click modded vs  not click modded. Personally I really regretted doing it to mine much prefer the stock orange sound.

Don't click mod! (At least on oranges). Paper mod is all you need, and is easily reversible (take out the paper) if you don't like it. No cutting required.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: bthezebra on Sat, 19 January 2019, 13:45:03
Do you have a link for an in depth paper mod guide. I have yet to start customizing alps switches and would feel more confident watching someone else do it first.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: jophish on Sat, 19 January 2019, 21:58:51
I received my Lunar today and assembled it -- it's absolutely gorgeous, by the way :^). Is there some information/documentation anywhere on how in particular it should be programmed? I know the firmware is QMK. Plugging it in, keypresses don't do anything, though it's recognized in QMK Toolbox as an ATmega microcontroller.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: dondongler on Sat, 19 January 2019, 22:01:43
I received my Lunar today and assembled it -- it's absolutely gorgeous, by the way :^). Is there some information/documentation anywhere on how in particular it should be programmed? I know the firmware is QMK. Plugging it in, keypresses don't do anything, though it's recognized in QMK Toolbox as an ATmega microcontroller.
https://goo.gl/C5HVrJ

Lunar hex is here

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Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: loud_asian on Sun, 20 January 2019, 22:46:48
Do you have a link for an in depth paper mod guide. I have yet to start customizing alps switches and would feel more confident watching someone else do it first.

take a slip of paper and put it in between the tactile leaf and the front of the housing

(https://i.imgur.com/BHhL4iY.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Mon, 21 January 2019, 08:37:31
Do you have a link for an in depth paper mod guide. I have yet to start customizing alps switches and would feel more confident watching someone else do it first.

take a slip of paper and put it in between the tactile leaf and the front of the housing

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/BHhL4iY.jpg)


Yeah basically this.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: bard on Mon, 21 January 2019, 10:16:49
where can I but switches and caps for alps switches?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 24 January 2019, 04:06:42
Small update but I've recieved the sample for the new factory. It looks fantastic so I've moved forward and started production. They will have the materials before CNY but will start machining and finish everything else right after.

Extras of the resin shifts will be made available when they arrive at the end of next week.

As for original orders with resin shifts, those will be going out at the end of next week or the beginning of the week after next if you have a case from the first run.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: airlangga07 on Thu, 24 January 2019, 04:11:31
Small update but I've recieved the sample for the new factory. It looks fantastic so I've moved forward and started production. They will have the materials before CNY but will start machining and finish everything else right after.

Extras of the resin shifts will be made available when they arrive at the end of next week.

As for original orders with resin shifts, those will be going out at the end of next week or the beginning of the week after next if you have a case from the first run.


Hi i have sent you an email regarding the updating the telephone number, could you please check? Thanks.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Thu, 24 January 2019, 09:06:29
Small update but I've recieved the sample for the new factory. It looks fantastic so I've moved forward and started production. They will have the materials before CNY but will start machining and finish everything else right after.

Extras of the resin shifts will be made available when they arrive at the end of next week.

As for original orders with resin shifts, those will be going out at the end of next week or the beginning of the week after next if you have a case from the first run.

Pics pls? I'm excited!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: poodude on Sun, 27 January 2019, 00:02:49
I got my pcb in the mail the other day and flashed the lunar.hex file via qmk toolbox. I tested every switch, and they all work except the caps lock key (D31) and right Alt key (D62). Were these keys not programmed into the keymap file or do I have a bad pcb? I have it plugged in for testing, nothing has been soldered yet. :confused:
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: fireworm on Sun, 27 January 2019, 01:56:37
I got my pcb in the mail the other day and flashed the lunar.hex file via qmk toolbox. I tested every switch, and they all work except the caps lock key (D31) and right Alt key (D62). Were these keys not programmed into the keymap file or do I have a bad pcb? I have it plugged in for testing, nothing has been soldered yet. :confused:
I've seen caps typically be overridden to function, and r alt be alt grave (+ $= Ä). Open up switch hitter and see?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: dondongler on Sun, 27 January 2019, 09:19:38
I got my pcb in the mail the other day and flashed the lunar.hex file via qmk toolbox. I tested every switch, and they all work except the caps lock key (D31) and right Alt key (D62). Were these keys not programmed into the keymap file or do I have a bad pcb? I have it plugged in for testing, nothing has been soldered yet. :confused:
I've seen caps typically be overridden to function, and r alt be alt grave (+ $= Ä). Open up switch hitter and see?
I reached out to reconsiderit about the same problem. They're programmed as function keys.

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Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: poodude on Sun, 27 January 2019, 13:10:01
I got my pcb in the mail the other day and flashed the lunar.hex file via qmk toolbox. I tested every switch, and they all work except the caps lock key (D31) and right Alt key (D62). Were these keys not programmed into the keymap file or do I have a bad pcb? I have it plugged in for testing, nothing has been soldered yet. :confused:
I've seen caps typically be overridden to function, and r alt be alt grave (+ $= Ä). Open up switch hitter and see?
I reached out to reconsiderit about the same problem. They're programmed as function keys.

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Thanks for the Pro Tip! I loaded the layout file into kbfirmware and saw that. Switch hitter doesn't appear to detect FN keypresses. I changed the CAPS to a real caps-lock and rebuilt the hex file and it's working correctly now.  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Poblopuablo on Mon, 28 January 2019, 20:15:31
Small update but I've recieved the sample for the new factory. It looks fantastic so I've moved forward and started production. They will have the materials before CNY but will start machining and finish everything else right after.

Extras of the resin shifts will be made available when they arrive at the end of next week.

As for original orders with resin shifts, those will be going out at the end of next week or the beginning of the week after next if you have a case from the first run.

Do you have any pics of the shifts. Like a prototype?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: reconsiderit on Tue, 29 January 2019, 13:26:24
Small update but I've recieved the sample for the new factory. It looks fantastic so I've moved forward and started production. They will have the materials before CNY but will start machining and finish everything else right after.

Extras of the resin shifts will be made available when they arrive at the end of next week.

As for original orders with resin shifts, those will be going out at the end of next week or the beginning of the week after next if you have a case from the first run.

Do you have any pics of the shifts. Like a prototype?

They'll be sent to me at the end of this week.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: jlboi69 on Fri, 01 February 2019, 00:19:56
Will this set of matias stabilizers work? I completely forgot about stabs tbh.
https://matias.store/products/stabilizer-and-hook-set (https://matias.store/products/stabilizer-and-hook-set)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: jophish on Fri, 01 February 2019, 00:56:05
Will this set of matias stabilizers work? I completely forgot about stabs tbh.
https://matias.store/products/stabilizer-and-hook-set (https://matias.store/products/stabilizer-and-hook-set)

Yep, they should. If you've salvaged keycaps from an AEK, you can also use the stabs from there.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: ShadeDream on Fri, 01 February 2019, 07:43:38
Make sure you have the stabilizer wire for the space bar though, the Matias kit won't come with the correct length for the AEK (6.5u). You won't be able to use the larger costar looking stabilizers in that kit either, but i believe it has enough of the smaller wire clips that you should be ok.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: bthezebra on Fri, 01 February 2019, 10:14:31
Make sure you have the stabilizer wire for the space bar though, the Matias kit won't come with the correct length for the AEK (6.5u). You won't be able to use the larger costar looking stabilizers in that kit either, but i believe it has enough of the smaller wire clips that you should be ok.
Good call, I only have that same matias set so now I need to find a 6.5u wire.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Poblopuablo on Sat, 02 February 2019, 00:36:20
Small update but I've recieved the sample for the new factory. It looks fantastic so I've moved forward and started production. They will have the materials before CNY but will start machining and finish everything else right after.

Extras of the resin shifts will be made available when they arrive at the end of next week.

As for original orders with resin shifts, those will be going out at the end of next week or the beginning of the week after next if you have a case from the first run.

Do you have any pics of the shifts. Like a prototype?

They'll be sent to me at the end of this week.

Just wondering when these will be up. :)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: reconsiderit on Sun, 03 February 2019, 04:20:14
Small update but I've recieved the sample for the new factory. It looks fantastic so I've moved forward and started production. They will have the materials before CNY but will start machining and finish everything else right after.

Extras of the resin shifts will be made available when they arrive at the end of next week.

As for original orders with resin shifts, those will be going out at the end of next week or the beginning of the week after next if you have a case from the first run.

Do you have any pics of the shifts. Like a prototype?

They'll be sent to me at the end of this week.

Just wondering when these will be up. :)

Alright, there's been a small delay with these and they're being remade right now. The stem was molded a little small and won't fit the switches properly. New ones should be done in about a week and a half's time.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: ThomasTH on Sun, 03 February 2019, 04:50:25
Please just send mine without the resin shifts, they are really not worth waiting weeks for.

Thanks in advance.

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Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: gaunt on Sun, 03 February 2019, 10:42:25
Has anyone who already got their case made a typing sound video? Very interested to hear the acoustics, a lot of people complain about the sound of Alps in modern, metal cases but I've also heard a few really nice sounding ones on youtube.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: poodude on Mon, 04 February 2019, 00:35:38
Has anyone who already got their case made a typing sound video? Very interested to hear the acoustics, a lot of people complain about the sound of Alps in modern, metal cases but I've also heard a few really nice sounding ones on youtube.

They really sound about the same as in the original AEK case. I can't tell a difference anyway. Most of the sound is coming from the switch and caps, so the top row is nice and deep/thocky, and bottom row a little higher pitched.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Pennywise359 on Mon, 04 February 2019, 07:22:46
So I got mine B stock board. It does not look nearly as bad as I expected. I am very happy with it. Is there any way I can get one of those 1.75u resin keys?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 04 February 2019, 21:33:47
So I got mine B stock board. It does not look nearly as bad as I expected. I am very happy with it. Is there any way I can get one of those 1.75u resin keys?

They'll be available on the website once they are shipped to me.

There's been a small delay due to an issue with the stems.

GB update for everything I'm running here:  https://switchplate.co/blogs/news/early-february-group-buy-updates
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Poblopuablo on Mon, 04 February 2019, 23:06:47
So I got mine B stock board. It does not look nearly as bad as I expected. I am very happy with it. Is there any way I can get one of those 1.75u resin keys?


They'll be available on the website once they are shipped to me.

There's been a small delay due to an issue with the stems.

GB update for everything I'm running here:  https://switchplate.co/blogs/news/early-february-group-buy-updates


Thank you for full update status. :)  How was the color on the original (messed up) resin Shifts?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Jacob4341 on Thu, 07 February 2019, 12:03:32
So I got mine B stock board. It does not look nearly as bad as I expected. I am very happy with it. Is there any way I can get one of those 1.75u resin keys?

care to post some pics?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: yonghf on Thu, 07 February 2019, 22:30:02
I received mine as well. The ano issues are definitely visible but machining is great! Should be perfect after cerakoting it.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: dondongler on Thu, 07 February 2019, 22:31:40
I received mine as well. The ano issues are definitely visible but machining is great! Should be perfect after cerakoting it.
Got mine back from the cerakoter tuesday and built it with green alps. Absolutely loving it and the gray I got looks fantastic.

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Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: ThomasTH on Thu, 07 February 2019, 22:33:21
Please show us pictures

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Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Poblopuablo on Fri, 08 February 2019, 01:25:46
Mine just got black cerakoated, can't wait to get it in(it's on the way to me). My lubbed and paper modded oranges are waiting!!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: ThomasTH on Fri, 08 February 2019, 01:26:39
That looks beautiful

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Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: dondongler on Fri, 08 February 2019, 07:24:02
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Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: gaunt on Fri, 08 February 2019, 11:31:52
More and more interested in picking one of the B stock cases up, but my main reservation is sound since some people seem to think Alps have a lessened sound in smaller and/or metal cases (typing on a M0116 with Orange alps now and the sound truly is glorious). How exactly is the 'chassis optimized for sound' (as the web site description says) compared to any other metal case? Is it the thicker than normal 4mm plate?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Poblopuablo on Mon, 11 February 2019, 18:47:20
I got my pcb in the mail the other day and flashed the lunar.hex file via qmk toolbox. I tested every switch, and they all work except the caps lock key (D31) and right Alt key (D62). Were these keys not programmed into the keymap file or do I have a bad pcb? I have it plugged in for testing, nothing has been soldered yet. :confused:
I've seen caps typically be overridden to function, and r alt be alt grave (+ $= Ä). Open up switch hitter and see?

How did you get your hexfile. When I go to config.qmk.fm/#/aio3/lunar/layout there ar no available layouts to create a hex of.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: dondongler on Mon, 11 February 2019, 18:54:10
I got my pcb in the mail the other day and flashed the lunar.hex file via qmk toolbox. I tested every switch, and they all work except the caps lock key (D31) and right Alt key (D62). Were these keys not programmed into the keymap file or do I have a bad pcb? I have it plugged in for testing, nothing has been soldered yet. :confused:
I've seen caps typically be overridden to function, and r alt be alt grave (+ $= Ä). Open up switch hitter and see?

How did you get your hexfile. When I go to config.qmk.fm/#/aio3/lunar/layout there ar no available layouts to create a hex of.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ReQceA4zFuJMSFoHh3-3MYddA2rBdLCc
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Poblopuablo on Mon, 11 February 2019, 19:19:43
I got my pcb in the mail the other day and flashed the lunar.hex file via qmk toolbox. I tested every switch, and they all work except the caps lock key (D31) and right Alt key (D62). Were these keys not programmed into the keymap file or do I have a bad pcb? I have it plugged in for testing, nothing has been soldered yet. :confused:
I've seen caps typically be overridden to function, and r alt be alt grave (+ $= €). Open up switch hitter and see?

How did you get your hexfile. When I go to config.qmk.fm/#/aio3/lunar/layout there ar no available layouts to create a hex of.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ReQceA4zFuJMSFoHh3-3MYddA2rBdLCc

Sweet, for some reason I can't reset the board. Is there something specific I have to do? Or just bridge the "RST" and ""GND"?

EDIT: It was actually reset. I just forgot to close and re-open qmk toolbox lol
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Poblopuablo on Mon, 11 February 2019, 23:07:41
crappy sound test... Can't get rid of the hum. :/
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: mxgian99 on Thu, 14 February 2019, 15:44:34
i see a few people have cerakoat'd their cases, can i ask how much people have been paying for that?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: brizzzle on Thu, 14 February 2019, 16:02:18
i see a few people have cerakoat'd their cases, can i ask how much people have been paying for that?
Pretty sure it's about $35. Check out Tysons cerakoting service thread in the artisan section.

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Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 16 February 2019, 01:21:34
I have an early ETA from the fab. On my end, if things go smoothly, they should start shipping around March 22nd.

(https://i.imgur.com/HAOYYeF.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Sat, 16 February 2019, 12:15:09
Yay!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: tex_live_utility on Sat, 16 February 2019, 13:20:38
i see a few people have cerakoat'd their cases, can i ask how much people have been paying for that?

I got quoted at $150 from a local high-end gun shop. Obviously I passed on that.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: dondongler on Sat, 16 February 2019, 13:25:49
i see a few people have cerakoat'd their cases, can i ask how much people have been paying for that?

I got quoted at $150 from a local high-end gun shop. Obviously I passed on that.
If you go to cerakote.com you can find an applicator near you and read reviews. I spend 70 on mine.

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Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: dasein1980 on Sun, 17 February 2019, 11:25:04
Hi,

I'm in the original GB (and went for a re-machined case) and need to change my shipping address for my orders.

I looked around the Switchplate Peripherals site, but couldn't find contact info.

Anyone have an email address that I could use?

Many thanks in advance!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: AstralBandit on Sun, 17 February 2019, 11:55:14
Hi,

I'm in the original GB (and went for a re-machined case) and need to change my shipping address for my orders.

I looked around the Switchplate Peripherals site, but couldn't find contact info.

Anyone have an email address that I could use?

Many thanks in advance!
Im in a similar situation, would be good to have an email to contact!


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Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 18 February 2019, 04:38:29
contact@switchplate.co

I need to work on the site since there are a few things I need to make more visible.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Iredeus on Mon, 04 March 2019, 23:28:19
Any updates to share? Things still on track for late March ship date?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: reconsiderit on Tue, 05 March 2019, 00:40:55
Any updates to share? Things still on track for late March ship date?

Still on track for late march. They're anodizing right now. Should be done by the end of the week.

Still waiting on resin shifts. May need to order more PCBs depending on if more of them sell from the ones that I have one hand ATM, though, those are quick.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Iredeus on Tue, 05 March 2019, 09:03:15
Any updates to share? Things still on track for late March ship date?

Still on track for late march. They're anodizing right now. Should be done by the end of the week.

Still waiting on resin shifts. May need to order more PCBs depending on if more of them sell from the ones that I have one hand ATM, though, those are quick.

Awesome. Thanks for the update!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: reconsiderit on Tue, 12 March 2019, 02:33:06
Resin shifts came in today. They look fantastic. Pics to come when I have some time.

New batch of Lunars landing this Friday. I'll need about 3 weeks to process, pack and ship as I also have midterms and work to attend to. All packaging is with me so no wait on that.

(https://i.imgur.com/4QEHA5g.jpg)

Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Iredeus on Tue, 12 March 2019, 10:49:35
Resin shifts came in today. They look fantastic. Pics to come when I have some time.

New batch of Lunars landing this Friday. I'll need about 3 weeks to process, pack and ship as I also have midterms and work to attend to. All packaging is with me so no wait on that.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/4QEHA5g.jpg)


Great news! Thanks for the update. Very excited :)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: AuthenticDanger on Tue, 12 March 2019, 11:01:44
Resin shifts came in today. They look fantastic. Pics to come when I have some time.

Not a great photo, but for anyone itching for a photo of a mostly complete build...

(https://i.imgur.com/CXdylMp.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: lundmore on Thu, 14 March 2019, 06:53:17
To people who have cerakoted - has it taken out most/all of the imperfections in your cases?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: dondongler on Thu, 14 March 2019, 08:21:01
To people who have cerakoted - has it taken out most/all of the imperfections in your cases?
Depends on the level of imperfections. Its a pretty thin coat so scratches, dings, pitting is a no. My case only had anodization issues and the cerakoting completely fixed the issue.

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Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: loud_asian on Fri, 15 March 2019, 00:44:40
Anyone interested in picking up my spot?

(https://i.imgur.com/iGjkOMB.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Fri, 15 March 2019, 15:53:23
is friday. show lunars. :P
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Athlio on Tue, 19 March 2019, 10:23:12
Anyone interested in picking up my spot?

I'm interested if the offer still stands. Sent you a PM.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: d.caminero on Wed, 20 March 2019, 13:14:18
an update of the (presumably) received lunars would be appreciated! :D
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Iredeus on Wed, 20 March 2019, 21:38:17
an update of the (presumably) received lunars would be appreciated! :D
I'm very eager for an update too! I'm very much looking forward to seeing how things turned out :).
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Wed, 20 March 2019, 23:07:09
Patiently dying with my blue alps
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: airlangga07 on Fri, 22 March 2019, 04:20:15
Any update?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 23 March 2019, 05:45:54
Printed out packing slips and did a quick visual QC as I unpacked them today. Will be working on getting as many packed as I can tomorrow and shipped out on Monday.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Iredeus on Sat, 23 March 2019, 14:19:53
Printed out packing slips and did a quick visual QC as I unpacked them today. Will be working on getting as many packed as I can tomorrow and shipped out on Monday.

Excellent news! Looking forward to receiving mine :).
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: megastyle on Sat, 23 March 2019, 14:34:47
Ditto! I guess I better get my switches ready :D
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Sat, 23 March 2019, 14:36:36
Printed out packing slips and did a quick visual QC as I unpacked them today. Will be working on getting as many packed as I can tomorrow and shipped out on Monday.

Nice! Thanks for the patience and the remanufacture guys, really appreciate you two making things right
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: d.caminero on Tue, 26 March 2019, 13:28:11
Great news then!
Did you see any that wouldn't pass QC? Also, and just asking, how much time do you think it will take to have all shipped? Don't want to rush or anything, just to know when to expect it :)
Thanks!!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 27 March 2019, 19:31:57
Small update but some things came up with school and work and I wasn't able to get things packed and completed. I'm going to be working through some today and then hopefully the rest on Friday. So far, all of the cases are pretty much perfect.

I'm going to be shipping them out all at once and doing the shipping labels in one batch so if things go to plan, should be out sometime next week.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Wed, 27 March 2019, 20:51:15
Ty for update.

School first  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Iredeus on Thu, 28 March 2019, 09:15:22
Small update but some things came up with school and work and I wasn't able to get things packed and completed. I'm going to be working through some today and then hopefully the rest on Friday. So far, all of the cases are pretty much perfect.

I'm going to be shipping them out all at once and doing the shipping labels in one batch so if things go to plan, should be out sometime next week.

Thanks for the update man.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: d.caminero on Sun, 31 March 2019, 11:53:47
Small update but some things came up with school and work and I wasn't able to get things packed and completed. I'm going to be working through some today and then hopefully the rest on Friday. So far, all of the cases are pretty much perfect.

I'm going to be shipping them out all at once and doing the shipping labels in one batch so if things go to plan, should be out sometime next week.

Great, thanks for the update! As others said, school's always first!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Iredeus on Fri, 05 April 2019, 20:13:55
Any updates?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: prmlt on Sat, 06 April 2019, 08:18:47
I'm interested in picking one up if anybody wants to drop his spot :)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: yonghf on Sat, 06 April 2019, 09:34:45
(https://i.imgur.com/QWMpcaZ.jpg)

Built mine today with Orange Alps and case cerakoted blue titanium.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: liv05 on Mon, 08 April 2019, 23:27:51
(https://i.imgur.com/UJsM2VM.jpg)

Sniper gray cerakote & brown alps  :D
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: parityb1t on Tue, 09 April 2019, 05:02:52
Appreciate if anybody got typing vids  :p am leaning towards an orange alps build but I know some previous convos pointed towards the sound geared towards clicky blue.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Captainbuttmonkey on Tue, 09 April 2019, 10:11:02
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UJsM2VM.jpg)


Sniper gray cerakote & brown alps  :D

This is sooooooo nice
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: d.caminero on Tue, 09 April 2019, 12:11:44
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UJsM2VM.jpg)


Sniper gray cerakote & brown alps  :D

Lovely! Where did you get the japanese caps? I want to snag those :)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Iredeus on Tue, 09 April 2019, 19:22:26
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/UJsM2VM.jpg)


Sniper gray cerakote & brown alps  :D

Lovely! Where did you get the japanese caps? I want to snag those :)
They're from a Japanese AEK, or AEK II. People occasionally sell them on mechmarket, or you can snag the whole keyboard from yahoo auctions with some frequency.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Tue, 09 April 2019, 21:33:39
Ask around in KB-Vintage on the discord as well. Be prepared to pay $120-140 for them.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: whalematrontron on Tue, 09 April 2019, 22:29:17
Ooft if anyone wants to sell theres let me know
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Captainbuttmonkey on Wed, 10 April 2019, 07:34:27
Just checking, should I have received some sort of tracking information btw?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Iredeus on Wed, 10 April 2019, 08:19:14
Just checking, should I have received some sort of tracking information btw?
I haven't yet either. I don't think he's shipped the remanufactured units yet. He's probably still busy with real life stuff, hope everything is okay.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Captainbuttmonkey on Wed, 10 April 2019, 09:32:49
Just checking, should I have received some sort of tracking information btw?
I haven't yet either. I don't think he's shipped the remanufactured units yet. He's probably still busy with real life stuff, hope everything is okay.

Ah right, I must have gotten mixed up, no worries.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Thu, 11 April 2019, 10:54:07
It's finals season and I believe he's a student, so he's probably gonna be consumed by that until the end of April. Such is life.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 15 April 2019, 21:39:27
School and work picked up all of a sudden and I wasn't able to pack orders last weekend.

I had some time yesterday to box up some stuff. Ran out of foam so am waiting on that so I can pack more orders.

Everything that's highlighted green has a label on it and will be pick up by USPS or DHL tomorrow.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11NGCWardJD73MFg-K_jqmIVKiavbQeLv1TZeVOueJi8/edit#gid=0
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Windeh on Tue, 16 April 2019, 05:14:04
!!!!  :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: d.caminero on Tue, 16 April 2019, 09:31:24
Great news!

I guess I'm a tad late, but I wanted to make sure about this. With the split spacebar option and a resin cast right shift already bought, do I only need 1x AEK keycap set? Because I think in that case I would lack the left "spacebar". Can anyone confirm me this? I think I can use the long 0 key in the numpad, but I'm not sure about that.

Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Iredeus on Tue, 16 April 2019, 10:52:08
Great news!

I guess I'm a tad late, but I wanted to make sure about this. With the split spacebar option and a resin cast right shift already bought, do I only need 1x AEK keycap set? Because I think in that case I would lack the left "spacebar". Can anyone confirm me this? I think I can use the long 0 key in the numpad, but I'm not sure about that.

Thanks!
For split space you would need a second left shift. There's a guy on ebay that sells individual AEK caps if you do need one.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: d.caminero on Tue, 16 April 2019, 13:33:00
Great news!

I guess I'm a tad late, but I wanted to make sure about this. With the split spacebar option and a resin cast right shift already bought, do I only need 1x AEK keycap set? Because I think in that case I would lack the left "spacebar". Can anyone confirm me this? I think I can use the long 0 key in the numpad, but I'm not sure about that.

Thanks!
For split space you would need a second left shift. There's a guy on ebay that sells individual AEK caps if you do need one.

Can you give me a link to it please? I've been looking but found nothing
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: SJHL on Tue, 16 April 2019, 14:48:07
Great news!

I guess I'm a tad late, but I wanted to make sure about this. With the split spacebar option and a resin cast right shift already bought, do I only need 1x AEK keycap set? Because I think in that case I would lack the left "spacebar". Can anyone confirm me this? I think I can use the long 0 key in the numpad, but I'm not sure about that.

Thanks!

For split space you would need a second left shift. There's a guy on ebay that sells individual AEK caps if you do need one.

Can you give me a link to it please? I've been looking but found nothing

He might be talking about this guy:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/APPLE-EXTENDED-KEYBOARD-II-AEK-II-HIGH-DEMAND-KEYCAPS-ALPS-2-00-S-H/222681731749?hash=item33d8dd92a5:g:9AgAAOSwcLxYK1yp&frcectupt=true
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Iredeus on Tue, 16 April 2019, 15:55:22
Great news!

I guess I'm a tad late, but I wanted to make sure about this. With the split spacebar option and a resin cast right shift already bought, do I only need 1x AEK keycap set? Because I think in that case I would lack the left "spacebar". Can anyone confirm me this? I think I can use the long 0 key in the numpad, but I'm not sure about that.

Thanks!

He might be talking about this guy:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/APPLE-EXTENDED-KEYBOARD-II-AEK-II-HIGH-DEMAND-KEYCAPS-ALPS-2-00-S-H/222681731749?hash=item33d8dd92a5:g:9AgAAOSwcLxYK1yp&frcectupt=true
For split space you would need a second left shift. There's a guy on ebay that sells individual AEK caps if you do need one.

Can you give me a link to it please? I've been looking but found nothing
Yeah thats the guy
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: d.caminero on Tue, 16 April 2019, 15:56:32
Great news!

I guess I'm a tad late, but I wanted to make sure about this. With the split spacebar option and a resin cast right shift already bought, do I only need 1x AEK keycap set? Because I think in that case I would lack the left "spacebar". Can anyone confirm me this? I think I can use the long 0 key in the numpad, but I'm not sure about that.

Thanks!

He might be talking about this guy:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/APPLE-EXTENDED-KEYBOARD-II-AEK-II-HIGH-DEMAND-KEYCAPS-ALPS-2-00-S-H/222681731749?hash=item33d8dd92a5:g:9AgAAOSwcLxYK1yp&frcectupt=true
For split space you would need a second left shift. There's a guy on ebay that sells individual AEK caps if you do need one.

Can you give me a link to it please? I've been looking but found nothing

Great news!

I guess I'm a tad late, but I wanted to make sure about this. With the split spacebar option and a resin cast right shift already bought, do I only need 1x AEK keycap set? Because I think in that case I would lack the left "spacebar". Can anyone confirm me this? I think I can use the long 0 key in the numpad, but I'm not sure about that.

Thanks!

He might be talking about this guy:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/APPLE-EXTENDED-KEYBOARD-II-AEK-II-HIGH-DEMAND-KEYCAPS-ALPS-2-00-S-H/222681731749?hash=item33d8dd92a5:g:9AgAAOSwcLxYK1yp&frcectupt=true
For split space you would need a second left shift. There's a guy on ebay that sells individual AEK caps if you do need one.

Can you give me a link to it please? I've been looking but found nothing
Yeah thats the guy

Thanks to both!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: d.caminero on Tue, 16 April 2019, 15:58:24
any place to get stabs?  :p
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: loud_asian on Tue, 16 April 2019, 18:30:16
any place to get stabs?  :p

https://matias.store/products/stabilizer-and-hook-set
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Thu, 18 April 2019, 10:27:24
Not sure if the spacebar one works.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: Iredeus on Thu, 18 April 2019, 17:29:59
Not sure if the spacebar one works.

I believe you need an AEK wire for the spacebar
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: ShadeDream on Sat, 20 April 2019, 20:12:34
Received my Space Gray Thursday and built it last night. Really love the look.

I put a small album up on flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/shadedream/33776840068/in/album-72157704671619302/)

(https://i.redd.it/occjdgok1it21.jpg)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Sat, 20 April 2019, 20:17:00
Wow... Looks spectacular. Waiting for intl shipping is no fun :(
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: d.caminero on Mon, 29 April 2019, 10:04:59
any updates in the remaining keyboards to be sent?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - Remanufacturing in Progress - B-stock now available
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Mon, 29 April 2019, 19:16:26
Seconded! I hope Mr. reconsiderit still walks this earth
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 80% Complete. Shipping Monday - B-stock available
Post by: reconsiderit on Fri, 03 May 2019, 02:45:41
Realized that I haven't updated this lately.

Nearly everything has been boxed and sorted. There are still about 10-12 outstanding orders have been boxed and are only waiting on ESD bags since the factory didn't ship the new batch of PCBs in individual ESD bags this time around.

If you have not gotten a shipping confirmation yet, you are one of the few who are waiting on ESD bags. Those are set to arrive tomorrow. Will pack over the weekend and get labels sorted out for shipping on Monday or Tuesday.

If all goes well, this GB will wrap up on schedule and I will have 4 or 5 extra A-stock kits left. Will be bundling these with PCBs and resin shifts at a few dollars more than GB price.

Again, B-stock kits are still available for anyone who is interested. Once the remaining kits for CONUS have been received, I wil restock the Lunar PCBs on the website for purchase with b-stock boards.

Edit: I'm wrapping up the semester at school and working through both of the Southpaw GBs as well as working another job atm so I will not be the most responsive with emails this week. I'll try and get to them at the end of every day. Thank you for understanding
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 80% Complete. Shipping Monday - B-stock available
Post by: spyruf on Sun, 05 May 2019, 02:11:15
Are there going to be more PCBs? Says oos and Iím interested in a b/c stock case.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 80% Complete. Shipping Monday - B-stock available
Post by: tanvir175 on Sun, 05 May 2019, 13:13:43
Are there going to be more PCBs? Says oos and Iím interested in a b/c stock case.

Quote from: reconsiderit
Once the remaining kits for CONUS have been received, I wil restock the Lunar PCBs on the website for purchase with b-stock boards
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 80% Complete. Shipping Monday - B-stock available
Post by: spyruf on Sun, 05 May 2019, 15:40:35
Are there going to be more PCBs? Says oos and Iím interested in a b/c stock case.

Quote from: reconsiderit
Once the remaining kits for CONUS have been received, I wil restock the Lunar PCBs on the website for purchase with b-stock boards

OH thanks, not sure how I missed that line.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 80% Complete. Shipping Monday - B-stock available
Post by: d.caminero on Mon, 06 May 2019, 03:07:16
Realized that I haven't updated this lately.

Nearly everything has been boxed and sorted. There are still about 10-12 outstanding orders have been boxed and are only waiting on ESD bags since the factory didn't ship the new batch of PCBs in individual ESD bags this time around.

If you have not gotten a shipping confirmation yet, you are one of the few who are waiting on ESD bags. Those are set to arrive tomorrow. Will pack over the weekend and get labels sorted out for shipping on Monday or Tuesday.

If all goes well, this GB will wrap up on schedule and I will have 4 or 5 extra A-stock kits left. Will be bundling these with PCBs and resin shifts at a few dollars more than GB price.

Again, B-stock kits are still available for anyone who is interested. Once the remaining kits for CONUS have been received, I wil restock the Lunar PCBs on the website for purchase with b-stock boards.

Edit: I'm wrapping up the semester at school and working through both of the Southpaw GBs as well as working another job atm so I will not be the most responsive with emails this week. I'll try and get to them at the end of every day. Thank you for understanding

Thanks for the update! Looking forward to receiving my Lunar!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 80% Complete. Shipping Monday - B-stock available
Post by: d.caminero on Tue, 07 May 2019, 06:00:39
Received tracking today!!  :p :p
@reconsiderit I've emailed switchplate to ask for their address details. I need those in order to import the keyboard :)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 80% Complete. Shipping Monday - B-stock available
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Tue, 07 May 2019, 08:37:41
Yeah, I got smacked with a $40 import fee for Canada :/ the pitfalls of not ordering from China hahaha
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 80% Complete. Shipping Monday - B-stock available
Post by: Kevadu on Wed, 08 May 2019, 16:43:08
Should I be worried that I haven't received any sort of shipping confirmation yet?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 80% Complete. Shipping Monday - B-stock available
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 08 May 2019, 23:37:05
Should I be worried that I haven't received any sort of shipping confirmation yet?

If yours is a silver one I'll be shipping tomorrow. Its the only one which had some small issues with a thread being incomplete. Needed to order a tap for it which arrived today.

If it isn't please email me asap.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: reconsiderit on Wed, 08 May 2019, 23:42:26
Alright, save for the board mentioned right above, all units are shipped. GB is complete.

There will be 4 or 5 extra a stock units that I will put up soon. They are all grey and configured with a standard spacebar compatible top. They will be bundled into kits; Case, PCB, resin shift and hardware. $525 shipped anywhere in the world.

Edit: plenty of b-stock still available. Will restock PCBs on the site soon.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 09 May 2019, 01:19:11
Also, some new pictures since I have yet to post any of the new stock that came in from the new factory.

The quality is immaculate. Perfect CNC, perfect anodizaiton. Super even and not a trace of aluminum grain. They delivered these in 45ish days from my sending the money over so I am pretty happy with these.

(https://i.imgur.com/PSqwgeL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/um4ajOL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4iyJFKF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Y6SYkTd.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hvPMz3L.jpg)



Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 80% Complete. Shipping Monday - B-stock available
Post by: parityb1t on Thu, 09 May 2019, 05:03:31
Yeah, I got smacked with a $40 import fee for Canada :/ the pitfalls of not ordering from China hahaha

I got *****slapped with £74 custom fees ($96 USD), so I feel you, but twice as hard
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: parityb1t on Thu, 09 May 2019, 05:04:11
Also, some new pictures since I have yet to post any of the new stock that came in from the new factory.

The quality is immaculate. Perfect CNC, perfect anodizaiton. Super even and not a trace of aluminum grain. They delivered these in 45ish days from my sending the money over so I am pretty happy with these.

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

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/um4ajOL.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/4iyJFKF.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Y6SYkTd.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/hvPMz3L.jpg)


Beautiful, great job on the GB despite the hiccups along the way
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Thu, 09 May 2019, 09:11:28
I get to build mine this weekend finally. I'll post some pics and a sound test on reddit, so hopefully I can help drive a few sales of extras ;).
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: aroostercat on Thu, 09 May 2019, 21:54:13
Alright, save for the board mentioned right above, all units are shipped. GB is complete.

There will be 4 or 5 extra a stock units that I will put up soon. They are all grey and configured with a standard spacebar compatible top. They will be bundled into kits; Case, PCB, resin shift and hardware. $525 shipped anywhere in the world.

Edit: plenty of b-stock still available. Will restock PCBs on the site soon.

Hey, are we going to get a heads up notice on here or your mailing list before the A-stock extras go up? I'd hate to miss the extras :(
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: reconsiderit on Fri, 10 May 2019, 23:34:12
Alright, save for the board mentioned right above, all units are shipped. GB is complete.

There will be 4 or 5 extra a stock units that I will put up soon. They are all grey and configured with a standard spacebar compatible top. They will be bundled into kits; Case, PCB, resin shift and hardware. $525 shipped anywhere in the world.

Edit: plenty of b-stock still available. Will restock PCBs on the site soon.

Hey, are we going to get a heads up notice on here or your mailing list before the A-stock extras go up? I'd hate to miss the extras :(

Email will go out to the mailing list soonish. Expect them to drop early this coming week.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: pmsingchicken on Fri, 10 May 2019, 23:37:46
Will there be any extra resin shifts?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: dasein1980 on Sat, 11 May 2019, 00:25:38
Hello!

I was in the original GB, and eventually opted for the second production run. I received my order earlier this week: 1x Lunar grey chassis (w/ split space bar), 2x Lunar PCBs, 1x Lunar 1.75u resin shift cap.

I received the order earlier this week in Vancouver (Surrey), Canada. I unboxed them, and, I would like to say...that's literally pristine work!

I'm a picky person when it comes to my 'toys.' But there are no blemishes on any of the pieces. At all. They're flawless. The PCBs are beautiful. The chassis is immaculate, but also hefty. I can imagine the sound of clicky Alps punching away in it (I've got full donor boards with Blues, Whites, Oranges, and Ambers). I imagine that the whole experience would be scrumptious.

reconsiderit, from what you have mentioned, I think you are a student (forgive the following analogy, if you aren't). I'm a college instructor. If this was class, I'd be giving you not only A+, but the highest recommendations to graduate(?) admissions boards at any school you wanted to go to. And I'm literally in awe that you handled the shipping and logistics of a GB like this at the end of your semester. After final grades are submitted to the university, I can barely pick myself up out of bed to go to the beach with my wife.

My admiration is really all about how you've conducted yourself. And a word to describe how you've done so here is--stellar.

For the sake of full disclosure, I do have to sell my Lunar AEK order because I'm currently trying to fund an expensive podcasting project. High quality mics and room soundproofing are not cheap at all. Even less cheap than custom KBs.

But out of respect for you and what you've done, I will ignore anyone who uses this thread to try to contact me about this.

So just all my highest regards for what you have accomplished not only for yourself, but also for the MK community.

Dustin
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: tanvir175 on Sat, 11 May 2019, 00:51:27
So, what did you guys build with?

Interested in hearing opinions on Blue and Brown alps on the Lunar. Would be awesome to hear from someone who has tried both.

Not sure which to use.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: aeryxz on Sat, 11 May 2019, 08:12:07
Dope. looking forward to the extras reconsiderit :)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: Sheva000 on Sat, 11 May 2019, 09:54:48
Very interested in the extra A stock. When can i have it =))
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: eyedrop on Sat, 11 May 2019, 10:23:35
reconsiderit, I picked up my board locally from you awhile back.  Are you planning to ship me the 1.75u resin shift cap?  Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: jrs on Sat, 11 May 2019, 12:33:25
Are there extra PCBs and B-stock still available?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: sangeth on Sun, 12 May 2019, 17:57:51
Are there extra PCBs and B-stock still available?

I too am interested in this.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 13 May 2019, 02:14:21
reconsiderit, I picked up my board locally from you awhile back.  Are you planning to ship me the 1.75u resin shift cap?  Thanks!

I'll be shipping that out to you soon. Most likely tomorrow or tuesday with one of the orders that I haven't had a chance to ship yet.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 13 May 2019, 02:15:18
Are there extra PCBs and B-stock still available?

I too am interested in this.

https://switchplate.co/collections/parts-and-components

Extra B-stock is available now. PCBs will be available soon.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Mon, 13 May 2019, 10:42:12
(https://i.imgur.com/O562qjn.jpg)

So pretty. The sound is unreal.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: mxgian99 on Mon, 13 May 2019, 12:08:46
i built up my b-stock this weekend, orange alps, dk grey case, jp aek caps.  sound is unreal, very thocky.  lunar pcb is super high quality, very easy to build. 
are there any extra r-shift resin caps avail?  would like to have one if i decide later that the out-of-profile option key bothers me....

Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: ShadeDream on Mon, 13 May 2019, 15:14:03
If you have the AEK capslock around still, it's profile should be better than the command key you're using for right shift.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: mxgian99 on Mon, 13 May 2019, 16:29:30
thanks, once i tried that i realized i could try swapping my stabs around for that key.  not sure if that was it or i just didnt have it all the way down, but that got it down a little more and less noticable now! 
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: ShadeDream on Mon, 13 May 2019, 20:07:44
You shouldn't really need stabs for the right shift. I didn't bother putting them in, though it could depend on how wobbly the switches you use are.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 25 May 2019, 14:09:11
https://switchplate.co/collections/lunar-65-aek-extras


Extras restocked on site. A stock also now available.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: hcoopos on Sun, 09 June 2019, 12:16:33
Anyone know the dimensions of this keyboard? Looking to have a custom sleeve made for it.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: AuthenticDanger on Sun, 09 June 2019, 12:22:01
Anyone know the dimensions of this keyboard? Looking to have a custom sleeve made for it.

My ruler says 12.75" x 4.5" x 1.5"
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: hcoopos on Sun, 09 June 2019, 16:48:33
Thank you!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: prmlt on Fri, 05 July 2019, 14:08:23
After some time off, I finally managed to finish my build...

Lunar A-Stock, with Salmon Alps, Sprit 55g springs, 205g0 on stabs, band-aid mod, Dry PTFE lube (stems)+Tribosys 3204 for a thockier sound (shell) combination on all switches.

I can definitely vouch for a Lunar now, the case quality and sound is simply stunning, indeed as it has been said several times here : very deep and thocky.
I think i went a bit crazy on this one because i tried 3 possible switch/sound damp/lube combination before settling on what was my endgame Alp keeb. 3 weeks later i can say that i'm happy with it :)

First I tried a full Blue Alps set and couldn't bare the click in a working environment. So I desoldered and benched some Orange vs Salmon, but my heart finally settled for Salmon which ended up being closer to my personal taste because of a cleaner original condition.
I ultrasonic cleaned everything, band moded the stabs and put a sound dampener foam on the back of the case to get rid of the small metallic echoing.

I still need to find a better profile for the right row keycaps but that's another story :)

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

Few more pics here : https://imgur.com/gallery/51qupSh (https://imgur.com/gallery/51qupSh)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: reconsiderit on Sat, 06 July 2019, 23:21:45
After some time off, I finally managed to finish my build...

Lunar A-Stock, with Salmon Alps, Sprit 55g springs, 205g0 on stabs, band-aid mod, Dry PTFE lube (stems)+Tribosys 3204 for a thockier sound (shell) combination on all switches.

I can definitely vouch for a Lunar now, the case quality and sound is simply stunning, indeed as it has been said several times here : very deep and thocky.
I think i went a bit crazy on this one because i tried 3 possible switch/sound damp/lube combination before settling on what was my endgame Alp keeb. 3 weeks later i can say that i'm happy with it :)

First I tried a full Blue Alps set and couldn't bare the click in a working environment. So I desoldered and benched some Orange vs Salmon, but my heart finally settled for Salmon which ended up being closer to my personal taste because of a cleaner original condition.
I ultrasonic cleaned everything, band moded the stabs and put a sound dampener foam on the back of the case to get rid of the small metallic echoing.

I still need to find a better profile for the right row keycaps but that's another story :)

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


Few more pics here : https://imgur.com/gallery/51qupSh (https://imgur.com/gallery/51qupSh)

Looked through the album and was wondering, how close does the color of Lunar come to the grey Macbook? I want to get an idea of how well color matching to pantone codes work.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: parityb1t on Sun, 07 July 2019, 10:40:19
After some time off, I finally managed to finish my build...

Lunar A-Stock, with Salmon Alps, Sprit 55g springs, 205g0 on stabs, band-aid mod, Dry PTFE lube (stems)+Tribosys 3204 for a thockier sound (shell) combination on all switches.

I can definitely vouch for a Lunar now, the case quality and sound is simply stunning, indeed as it has been said several times here : very deep and thocky.
I think i went a bit crazy on this one because i tried 3 possible switch/sound damp/lube combination before settling on what was my endgame Alp keeb. 3 weeks later i can say that i'm happy with it :)

First I tried a full Blue Alps set and couldn't bare the click in a working environment. So I desoldered and benched some Orange vs Salmon, but my heart finally settled for Salmon which ended up being closer to my personal taste because of a cleaner original condition.
I ultrasonic cleaned everything, band moded the stabs and put a sound dampener foam on the back of the case to get rid of the small metallic echoing.

I still need to find a better profile for the right row keycaps but that's another story :)

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


Few more pics here : https://imgur.com/gallery/51qupSh (https://imgur.com/gallery/51qupSh)

Looked through the album and was wondering, how close does the color of Lunar come to the grey Macbook? I want to get an idea of how well color matching to pantone codes work.

This is how it looks compared to ipad (both space grey). I'd say Apple's Space Grey is tad bit darker.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: ShadeDream on Sun, 07 July 2019, 11:18:08
Apple isn't entirely consistent in their use of "space gray" either. Mine's pretty close to my 2016 MBP with a slight difference in color tint. https://9to5mac.com/2018/04/16/space-gray-odyssey/
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: prmlt on Sun, 07 July 2019, 15:20:14
After some time off, I finally managed to finish my build...

Lunar A-Stock, with Salmon Alps, Sprit 55g springs, 205g0 on stabs, band-aid mod, Dry PTFE lube (stems)+Tribosys 3204 for a thockier sound (shell) combination on all switches.

I can definitely vouch for a Lunar now, the case quality and sound is simply stunning, indeed as it has been said several times here : very deep and thocky.
I think i went a bit crazy on this one because i tried 3 possible switch/sound damp/lube combination before settling on what was my endgame Alp keeb. 3 weeks later i can say that i'm happy with it :)

First I tried a full Blue Alps set and couldn't bare the click in a working environment. So I desoldered and benched some Orange vs Salmon, but my heart finally settled for Salmon which ended up being closer to my personal taste because of a cleaner original condition.
I ultrasonic cleaned everything, band moded the stabs and put a sound dampener foam on the back of the case to get rid of the small metallic echoing.

I still need to find a better profile for the right row keycaps but that's another story :)

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


Few more pics here : https://imgur.com/gallery/51qupSh (https://imgur.com/gallery/51qupSh)

Looked through the album and was wondering, how close does the color of Lunar come to the grey Macbook? I want to get an idea of how well color matching to pantone codes work.

The apple space grey is a bit darker. Depending on the lighting conditions and angle it's not that big of a difference.
But the main difference for me lies in the hue of anodized grey : the macbook pro features more "magenta" flakes while the Lunar exhibits some greenish flakes. It's still grey but there is definitely a slight color bias.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: rpiguy9907 on Sun, 07 July 2019, 19:23:36
Since PCBs are out of stock I am curious does an SMK65 from LFkeyboards work in this case? I am considering buying a B-Stock but it is sort of pointless without a PCB.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: reconsiderit on Thu, 11 July 2019, 08:42:05
Since PCBs are out of stock I am curious does an SMK65 from LFkeyboards work in this case? I am considering buying a B-Stock but it is sort of pointless without a PCB.

Ordering more right now. They should be ready in 3-5 weeks
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: pixelpusher on Thu, 11 July 2019, 17:06:17
I saw that v2.  Any idea when it might happen?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: reconsiderit on Mon, 15 July 2019, 10:53:39
I saw that v2.  Any idea when it might happen?

I'm going to need to review my GB schedule since it's been run completely off the rails due to manu issues. Now that I have a place that has delivered on their products, I'm confident that I can make the GB happen before the end of the year.

Proto is in the works at the moment and once it's received, I will work with ai03 from there on.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: ReDsNoTDeAd on Mon, 15 July 2019, 11:06:06
Lunar v2? What are we talking about here :P
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: pixelpusher on Mon, 15 July 2019, 11:40:36
Lunar v2? What are we talking about here :P

https://www.instagram.com/p/BztPR8cH9gy/?igshid=1j49owd8ux9wy
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: Zilleon on Mon, 15 July 2019, 12:14:01
Wow that looks amazing!
Having more color options would be awesome, the AEK caps on a blue case for example would look great!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: Poblopuablo on Tue, 16 July 2019, 13:05:22
A couple of my screws got stripped and I don't want to put them back in(fear of not getting them out again) what are the specs for the screws, so I can order some off eBay, or get them at a local hardware store? :)

The look like m2 and ~8mm length (thread length). If so I can order some black ones from here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Metric-M2-M2-5-M3-M4-Black-Oxide-Allen-Hex-Head-Socket-Cap-Screw-Bolt-DIN912-/221815401140?varId=520684671916&txnId=2266949460012
Just waiting for confirmation. :)

V2 is super sexy. :)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: d.caminero on Thu, 18 July 2019, 07:50:41
They are M2 for sure, so I think those you linked will fit
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: ai03 on Thu, 18 July 2019, 10:11:24
A couple of my screws got stripped and I don't want to put them back in(fear of not getting them out again) what are the specs for the screws, so I can order some off eBay, or get them at a local hardware store? :)

The look like m2 and ~8mm length (thread length). If so I can order some black ones from here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Metric-M2-M2-5-M3-M4-Black-Oxide-Allen-Hex-Head-Socket-Cap-Screw-Bolt-DIN912-/221815401140?varId=520684671916&txnId=2266949460012
Just waiting for confirmation. :)

V2 is super sexy. :)

They're fairly generic M2. Anything from 4mm to 8mm should work fine.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: ZivZulander on Thu, 29 August 2019, 23:30:04
Does anyone know if the SMK65 PCB is compatible with this case/plate? It was asked before but not answered. I already have an SMK65 PCB on hand and don't want to buy a Lunar PCB needlessly. Thanks!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: Cods on Sat, 31 August 2019, 00:02:43
Iíd be super keen on the v2, as I missed this one first time around.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: poodude on Sat, 07 September 2019, 01:50:16
Here are a few pics of my color matched cerakoted Lunar if anyone is interested.

https://m.imgur.com/a/V5CjqjA
(https://i.imgur.com/Rta57UJ_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: pixelpusher on Sat, 07 September 2019, 08:14:24
Well thatís stunning.  So is that a custom mixed color?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: breakbeatzors on Sat, 07 September 2019, 08:39:27
Well thatís stunning.  So is that a custom mixed color?

It is! Tyler of Ceraclack worked with a shop to mix it up. Here's their Discord: https://discord.gg/EZDgZa

Can't wait for my B-stock to arrive so I can coat it...
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: beekey on Sat, 07 September 2019, 08:41:46
Well thatís stunning.  So is that a custom mixed color?

It is! Tyler of Ceraclack worked with a shop to mix it up. Here's their Discord: https://discord.gg/EZDgZa

Can't wait for my B-stock to arrive so I can coat it...
What did you do to the anodizing before cerakoting?
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: Adelscott on Sat, 07 September 2019, 11:18:33
Too bad it has no ISO.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: poodude on Sun, 08 September 2019, 19:14:13
Well thatís stunning.  So is that a custom mixed color?

It is! Tyler of Ceraclack worked with a shop to mix it up. Here's their Discord: https://discord.gg/EZDgZa

Can't wait for my B-stock to arrive so I can coat it...
What did you do to the anodizing before cerakoting?

They sandblast/beadblast off the anodized layer before coating and baking the cerakote.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: ZivZulander on Sat, 28 September 2019, 23:20:00
Is the PCB still in stock? I put in an order and it was canceled after a few days without any explanation. Sent email weeks earlier about PCB compatibility and never got a response. Really don't want to be left with a case (which is gorgeous, by the way) with no compatible PCB. I checked my SMK65 and it looks like the bottom row wouldn't be compatible. :(
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: breakbeatzors on Sun, 29 September 2019, 14:33:49
Is the PCB still in stock? I put in an order and it was canceled after a few days without any explanation. Sent email weeks earlier about PCB compatibility and never got a response. Really don't want to be left with a case (which is gorgeous, by the way) with no compatible PCB. I checked my SMK65 and it looks like the bottom row wouldn't be compatible. :(

The site shows the PCBs in stock, but I'm sure that's where you placed your order.

reconsiderit responds more quickly on ai03's Discord (takes a week vs. an unknown amount of time on GH), you can check there: https://discordapp.com/invite/qA5JD9y
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: ZivZulander on Sun, 29 September 2019, 18:06:47
Is the PCB still in stock? I put in an order and it was canceled after a few days without any explanation. Sent email weeks earlier about PCB compatibility and never got a response. Really don't want to be left with a case (which is gorgeous, by the way) with no compatible PCB. I checked my SMK65 and it looks like the bottom row wouldn't be compatible. :(

The site shows the PCBs in stock, but I'm sure that's where you placed your order.

reconsiderit responds more quickly on ai03's Discord (takes a week vs. an unknown amount of time on GH), you can check there: https://discordapp.com/invite/qA5JD9y

Thanks! Decided to sell the case, though, and go with the ASK55 group buy instead. All the stuff I need to finish the Lunar build is getting delayed, and I think I probably should be going something with a plastic plate and/or body for better sound with blue Alps (or at least I hope it will sound better). Gorgeous case, though.
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: breakbeatzors on Sun, 29 September 2019, 18:26:03
Is the PCB still in stock? I put in an order and it was canceled after a few days without any explanation. Sent email weeks earlier about PCB compatibility and never got a response. Really don't want to be left with a case (which is gorgeous, by the way) with no compatible PCB. I checked my SMK65 and it looks like the bottom row wouldn't be compatible. :(

The site shows the PCBs in stock, but I'm sure that's where you placed your order.

reconsiderit responds more quickly on ai03's Discord (takes a week vs. an unknown amount of time on GH), you can check there: https://discordapp.com/invite/qA5JD9y

Thanks! Decided to sell the case, though, and go with the ASK55 group buy instead. All the stuff I need to finish the Lunar build is getting delayed, and I think I probably should be going something with a plastic plate and/or body for better sound with blue Alps (or at least I hope it will sound better). Gorgeous case, though.

Makes sense. Good luck with your build!
Title: Re: [IC] Lunar AEK 65% - 100% Complete. Extra A-stock available.
Post by: ZivZulander on Sun, 29 September 2019, 18:43:46
Thanks! Also keeping an eye out for the Lunar II.