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Title: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 16 August 2018, 10:08:59
Hello community! Round 2 is up! ;D

IC link: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96401.0 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96401.0)


[attach=1][attach=2][attach=3][attach=4]
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Design Concept:
Inspired by an old IBM keyboard, "PCjr".
The name CA66 came from French, "66 avec de la corniche". A 66 keys keyboard with cornice.

Product Contents:
Extra Parts Contents:
Case Features:
Case & Plate Colors:
PCB Features:
Bluetooth PCB Features:
Price:
Download CA66 files here:https://goo.gl/DXNwqL (https://goo.gl/DXNwqL)


Timeline:
Order here!:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Signature on Thu, 16 August 2018, 12:01:08
Approved :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: vonswoopington on Thu, 16 August 2018, 12:39:07
Finally!  BTW it shows as sold out but I'm going to assume it's still being set up.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: cijanzen on Thu, 16 August 2018, 13:21:35
Perhaps add clarification that at least at this time the BT PCB only supports TMK?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lormania on Thu, 16 August 2018, 14:42:28
So excited! As soon as the site allows me to, I will put my order in!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: jrfhoutx on Thu, 16 August 2018, 16:53:08
Perhaps add clarification that at least at this time the BT PCB only supports TMK?

I never really heard any clarification on this, but if it supports TMK, why can it not support QMK? is it just that the port hasn't been done, or is it that the port isn't possible?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lyle88 on Thu, 16 August 2018, 17:51:39
I'm confused why the group buy says $275usd per kit but on the website it shows $340?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: KoalaKaiser on Thu, 16 August 2018, 18:17:30
I'm confused why the group buy says $275usd per kit but on the website it shows $340?

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The transaction and sales fee are included within the price on the website.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: gregoryturtle on Thu, 16 August 2018, 18:19:15
 :D ;D ;D ;D

Does anyone know what sort of battery the BT version uses? Would love an example/link to one, just so I don't get the wrong one and blow my keyboard up 😅
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: gregoryturtle on Thu, 16 August 2018, 18:20:14
I'm confused why the group buy says $275usd per kit but on the website it shows $340?

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The transaction and sales fee are included within the price on the website.


It includes shipping which is a flat rate + transaction PayPal fees
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: KoalaKaiser on Thu, 16 August 2018, 18:23:38
I'm confused why the group buy says $275usd per kit but on the website it shows $340?

It includes shipping which is a flat rate + transaction PayPal fees
Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

The transaction and sales fee are included within the price on the website.

Doh. Sorry I've been on overnight shifts, lack of sleep and all of that good stuff. Thanks!  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Ephemeral on Thu, 16 August 2018, 18:27:56
Finally!  BTW it shows as sold out but I'm going to assume it's still being set up.

GB start is listed as Aug 17th. Probably wonít be able to order until tomorrow.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: jrfhoutx on Thu, 16 August 2018, 18:47:22
:D ;D ;D ;D

Does anyone know what sort of battery the BT version uses? Would love an example/link to one, just so I don't get the wrong one and blow my keyboard up 😅

If you look in the pics of the first post of the IC (linked in the first post here) thereís a picture of a BT PCB with a battery with specs. The one shown in the pic is a single cell LiPo @3.7V 3000mAh. So I would imagine you could really use anything thatís 3.7V and fits in the case.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: codyeatworld on Thu, 16 August 2018, 19:05:46
Saw this keyboard in Seattle and loved it, count me in!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 16 August 2018, 19:30:13
Perhaps add clarification that at least at this time the BT PCB only supports TMK?

I never really heard any clarification on this, but if it supports TMK, why can it not support QMK? is it just that the port hasn't been done, or is it that the port isn't possible?

BT PCB supports TMK only at the moment. Maybe someone might able to get it goes with QMK.

:D ;D ;D ;D

Does anyone know what sort of battery the BT version uses? Would love an example/link to one, just so I don't get the wrong one and blow my keyboard up 😅

A 3.7g lithium battery will do. You can decide the size you want to put in since there's much space inside. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: cijanzen on Thu, 16 August 2018, 19:30:22
Perhaps add clarification that at least at this time the BT PCB only supports TMK?

I never really heard any clarification on this, but if it supports TMK, why can it not support QMK? is it just that the port hasn't been done, or is it that the port isn't possible?

It hasnít been ported but Iím also not sure if it is a possibility or not.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 16 August 2018, 19:37:39
White and army green pics.

White is coloring by electrophoresis, with matte finish.
[attach=1][attach=2]

And army green was just done yesterday (the upper one). But it still needs a tweak for matching the color we want, in a army green Doppio render.
[attach=3][attach=4]

We'll probably put the white in to GB page for clarifying the color. It's pretty much set up.
Green is going to be up until it has a conclusion. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: cijanzen on Thu, 16 August 2018, 19:39:21
Thatís a tough choice now between white and dark red. Still going to do dark red though I think. Nice job with the colours!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lyle88 on Thu, 16 August 2018, 21:25:42
I'm confused why the group buy says $275usd per kit but on the website it shows $340?

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The transaction and sales fee are included within the price on the website.


It includes shipping which is a flat rate + transaction PayPal fees
Awesome, thanks for clarifying!

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: roymt76 on Thu, 16 August 2018, 21:50:14
so there'll be no gold rose color like R1 ?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: jrfhoutx on Thu, 16 August 2018, 21:53:11
Perhaps add clarification that at least at this time the BT PCB only supports TMK?

I never really heard any clarification on this, but if it supports TMK, why can it not support QMK? is it just that the port hasn't been done, or is it that the port isn't possible?

BT PCB supports TMK only at the moment. Maybe someone might able to get it goes with QMK.


Have a link to the CAD66 TMK source?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: cijanzen on Thu, 16 August 2018, 22:01:09
Perhaps add clarification that at least at this time the BT PCB only supports TMK?

I never really heard any clarification on this, but if it supports TMK, why can it not support QMK? is it just that the port hasn't been done, or is it that the port isn't possible?

BT PCB supports TMK only at the moment. Maybe someone might able to get it goes with QMK.


Have a link to the CAD66 TMK source?

I donít know where the source is but I know the firmware file can be created at ydkb.io
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: alisonica on Thu, 16 August 2018, 22:27:56
Is it possible to get PVD Brass Alps plate? or red. :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: StrangPrisoner on Thu, 16 August 2018, 22:41:03
This may be noted somewhere but I would like to confirm; is the brass plate is compatible with the BT PCB?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: obertau on Thu, 16 August 2018, 23:04:27
Will the silver this time once again be the very matte silver?

Also is it possible to show the white case colour next to the silver case colour? And could you show both with default 9009 type keycap set to get a sense of whiteness?

Thanks!!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: jrfhoutx on Thu, 16 August 2018, 23:28:03
Perhaps add clarification that at least at this time the BT PCB only supports TMK?

I never really heard any clarification on this, but if it supports TMK, why can it not support QMK? is it just that the port hasn't been done, or is it that the port isn't possible?

hex file won't do much good in porting to qmk. need the source files for that.
BT PCB supports TMK only at the moment. Maybe someone might able to get it goes with QMK.


Have a link to the CAD66 TMK source?

I donít know where the source is but I know the firmware file can be created at ydkb.io
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 17 August 2018, 00:12:49
Perhaps add clarification that at least at this time the BT PCB only supports TMK?

I never really heard any clarification on this, but if it supports TMK, why can it not support QMK? is it just that the port hasn't been done, or is it that the port isn't possible?

BT PCB supports TMK only at the moment. Maybe someone might able to get it goes with QMK.


Have a link to the CAD66 TMK source?

I donít know where the source is but I know the firmware file can be created at ydkb.io

Hex file can be generated via ydkb.io (http://ydkb.io).
Code is not open sourced.

Is it possible to get PVD Brass Alps plate? or red. :)

No sorry. That will be too many options. :-X 


Will the silver this time once again be the very matte silver?

Also is it possible to show the white case colour next to the silver case colour? And could you show both with default 9009 type keycap set to get a sense of whiteness?

Thanks!!

Silver is the same as previous round. I don't have both silver and white cases in my hand so sorry for not able to take some shots of them.
Hope photos in GB page is clear enough to help you compare and make a choice. :thumb: 

so there'll be no gold rose color like R1 ?

No sorry. We canceled brown and rose gold. :'(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: cijanzen on Fri, 17 August 2018, 00:32:23
This may be noted somewhere but I would like to confirm; is the brass plate is compatible with the BT PCB?

This is a good question. Iíd also like to get confirmation on this too as itís a little unclear whether the brass plate will have the new cutouts for BT.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 17 August 2018, 00:44:49
Plate pic. The upper one is for Alps, the other one is for both alu and brass.
All these are compatible with BT PCB.
[attach=1]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 17 August 2018, 00:55:48
Bright dip anodizing option?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: cijanzen on Fri, 17 August 2018, 01:02:57
Plate pic. The upper one is for Alps, the other one is for both alu and brass.
All these are compatible with BT PCB.
(Attachment Link)

Awesome! Thank you for clarifying BT support across all plates.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: sheldon on Fri, 17 August 2018, 02:31:20
Plate pic. The upper one is for Alps, the other one is for both alu and brass.
All these are compatible with BT PCB.
(Attachment Link)

oh dang, it looks like split backspace is not available for alps plate?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: cijanzen on Fri, 17 August 2018, 03:21:08
Do you have a specific battery that you recommend? Is there a certain connection type required for the PCB?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Shell058 on Fri, 17 August 2018, 04:11:16
I just want to be 100% sure before I order: the PCB/BT PCB/plates are all compatible with R1 case, correct?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 17 August 2018, 04:17:07
Do you have a specific battery that you recommend? Is there a certain connection type required for the PCB?

No. You can measure it after receiving the keeb. Too much room for a battery. :p

I just want to be 100% sure before I order: the PCB/BT PCB/plates are all compatible with R1 case, correct?

We recommend you to get a new version plate for BT PCB. Others are compatible with R1. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 17 August 2018, 04:19:02
Hi guy! Finally clarified all prices. Sorry for delaying.

We raised the price for brass plate a bit, since we set it too low for last round. :'(
Extra parts were all updated. You guys can have a look first.

We'll make both pages available to be put into carts later! :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 17 August 2018, 05:08:02
GB is up! ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: roymt76 on Fri, 17 August 2018, 05:20:55
why there is no different between normal and special color price ???
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 17 August 2018, 05:30:16
why there is no different between normal and special color price ???

Thanks for noticing. We were just editing them at the same time. :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: LVNDSCAPE on Fri, 17 August 2018, 05:50:55
no rose gold this time?

edit: i didnt see it got cancelled.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: roymt76 on Fri, 17 August 2018, 06:00:16
no rose gold this time?

edit: i didnt see it got cancelled.
I'm sad. i like rose gold
it will fit with my SA Bubble :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 17 August 2018, 08:15:11
no rose gold this time?

edit: i didnt see it got cancelled.
I'm sad. i like rose gold
it will fit with my SA Bubble :(

I believe grey blue will work fine with it as well. :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: nulltorious on Fri, 17 August 2018, 09:20:49
I couldn't resist, I joined the GB for a dark red version  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: vonswoopington on Fri, 17 August 2018, 09:24:08
This is tough. If you are getting white, which keycaps are you going to use? I'm thinking of using Metaverse.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Fri, 17 August 2018, 09:29:39
In for Dark Red, Brass Plate, BT PCB. Now just to light a fire under Input Club to start SA Royalty GB for matching keyset!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: redjarojam on Fri, 17 August 2018, 09:54:13
Still crying over no brown for my SA Chocolatier haha. Dark red should work nicely though!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Ephemeral on Fri, 17 August 2018, 10:00:56
This is tough. If you are getting white, which keycaps are you going to use? I'm thinking of using Metaverse.

Metaverse would work pretty well. In my opinion anything with white alphas and non-white mods would look good.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Tordp on Fri, 17 August 2018, 10:10:55
In for Dark Red, Brass Plate, BT PCB. Now just to light a fire under Input Club to start SA Royalty GB for matching keyset!

I'm going to go with Dark Red and GMK Red Samurai. Brass plate for bling and feeling. Not sure about BT yet think I'll go wired.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Fri, 17 August 2018, 10:27:37
In for Dark Red, Brass Plate, BT PCB. Now just to light a fire under Input Club to start SA Royalty GB for matching keyset!

I'm going to go with Dark Red and GMK Red Samurai. Brass plate for bling and feeling. Not sure about BT yet think I'll go wired.

Thatíll look nice! I actually got both PCBs just as backup so Iíll decide once they arrive or maybe Iíll just build up two options.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Darknight00z on Fri, 17 August 2018, 11:40:37
A bluetooth switch between Tab and Q
[/quote]

Just confirming, we will need to take of keycaps each time we turn on/off bluetooth?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: vonswoopington on Fri, 17 August 2018, 12:45:56
This is tough. If you are getting white, which keycaps are you going to use? I'm thinking of using Metaverse.

Metaverse would work pretty well. In my opinion anything with white alphas and non-white mods would look good.

True good point. Now I wish I went in for Serika.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: befbef on Fri, 17 August 2018, 13:41:17
I think space cadet would look great on white. Guess I'll try that or Maxkey Ashen on white or grey... or black...or silver.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Mr_BeastQuake on Fri, 17 August 2018, 14:07:06
Always looking so good. if there was a board to get me to buy MX. . . it has me thinking.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Fri, 17 August 2018, 15:34:10
Just ordered this telephone cord I'm going to modify for use with the dark red CA66!
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: dondongler on Fri, 17 August 2018, 15:46:14
What color is going to match my taro set the best? I was thinking gray blue may look gud but im not sure.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: kf1246 on Fri, 17 August 2018, 16:21:50
What stabs are intended to be used on the ALPS plate? ALPS style? If so, one should be able to use Matias or Costar stab inserts to put SP ALPS caps on this board, right?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: aslanxdeft on Fri, 17 August 2018, 17:12:44
Is there any difference between the BT PCB and the normal one, other than the BT functionality? Also what kind of stabilizer and switches (PCB or platemount) do I need?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 17 August 2018, 18:27:03
A bluetooth switch between Tab and Q

Just confirming, we will need to take of keycaps each time we turn on/off bluetooth?
[/quote]

You can use a toothpick to switch it. :))
Or you might consider not to switch it off, it's very very efficient (without lightning).

This is tough. If you are getting white, which keycaps are you going to use? I'm thinking of using Metaverse.

Metaverse would work pretty well. In my opinion anything with white alphas and non-white mods would look good.

True good point. Now I wish I went in for Serika.

I think space cadet would look great on white. Guess I'll try that or Maxkey Ashen on white or grey... or black...or silver.

We'd love to see some new combination here as well. :eek:

Always looking so good. if there was a board to get me to buy MX. . . it has me thinking.

Still a long time to consider. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 17 August 2018, 18:32:28
Just ordered this telephone cord I'm going to modify for use with the dark red CA66!
(Attachment Link)


Wow all red huh! :eek:

What color is going to match my taro set the best? I was thinking gray blue may look gud but im not sure.

Dark grey or black imo.

What stabs are intended to be used on the ALPS plate? ALPS style? If so, one should be able to use Matias or Costar stab inserts to put SP ALPS caps on this board, right?

Yes! They are pretty like how KBP keyboards do.

Is there any difference between the BT PCB and the normal one, other than the BT functionality? Also what kind of stabilizer and switches (PCB or platemount) do I need?

Alps switches supporting is only in BT PCB. If you are planning to use Mx switches then no bother.
Both PCB and platemount switches work. PCB stabilizers are needed. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: farfar on Fri, 17 August 2018, 19:03:33
Aaaaaaaaaaaaand I can't join cuz I wasted 1000$ on golf  :-X
Hopefully I can get one on MM sometime later, because the CA66 is a beauty!
GL with the GB though! :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: upintheclouds on Fri, 17 August 2018, 20:52:38

What color is going to match my taro set the best? I was thinking gray blue may look gud but im not sure.

Dark grey or black imo.

You both think the purple is too much? It matches the Taro mods so well.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Fri, 17 August 2018, 20:56:13

What color is going to match my taro set the best? I was thinking gray blue may look gud but im not sure.

Dark grey or black imo.

You both think the purple is too much? It matches the Taro mods so well.

I think purple would look nice. I canít remember which page but someone did a rough mock-up of the purple with taro in the previous gb thread.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: roymt76 on Fri, 17 August 2018, 22:06:40
I'm considering about Black and gray one :(
Do you have any comparison between those two.
https://imgur.com/a/PcfAP
which one is black, which one is grey, there is too much filter on these photo that made me hard to imagine the different

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Fri, 17 August 2018, 22:08:27
I'm considering about Black and gray one :(
Do you have any comparison between those two.
https://imgur.com/a/PcfAP
which one is black, which one is grey, there is too much filter on these photo that made me hard to imagine the different

If Iím not mistaken those are all grey (except the purple) as the shots are from R1 and they had not made a black one yet at that time.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: JDragon on Fri, 17 August 2018, 22:12:38
If we just want a BT PCB/plate, is it still 45 shipping? Would love to add BT to my R1 CA66.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 18 August 2018, 00:49:21
I'm considering about Black and gray one :(
Do you have any comparison between those two.
https://imgur.com/a/PcfAP
which one is black, which one is grey, there is too much filter on these photo that made me hard to imagine the different

If Iím not mistaken those are all grey (except the purple) as the shots are from R1 and they had not made a black one yet at that time.

Oh I know that one! Yeah purple might be great as well!

If we just want a BT PCB/plate, is it still 45 shipping? Would love to add BT to my R1 CA66.

No, it will be calculated separately. You can choose 2 kinds of shipping when checking out. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: roymt76 on Sat, 18 August 2018, 01:01:34
I'm considering about Black and gray one :(
Do you have any comparison between those two.
https://imgur.com/a/PcfAP
which one is black, which one is grey, there is too much filter on these photo that made me hard to imagine the different

If Iím not mistaken those are all grey (except the purple) as the shots are from R1 and they had not made a black one yet at that time.

Oh I know that one! Yeah purple might be great as well!

So all the picture in that link is gray right ?
it darker than i imagine
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 18 August 2018, 01:20:20
I'm considering about Black and gray one :(
Do you have any comparison between those two.
https://imgur.com/a/PcfAP
which one is black, which one is grey, there is too much filter on these photo that made me hard to imagine the different

If Iím not mistaken those are all grey (except the purple) as the shots are from R1 and they had not made a black one yet at that time.

Oh I know that one! Yeah purple might be great as well!

So all the picture in that link is gray right ?
it darker than i imagine

Yes it's our commercial grey. That's why we call it dark grey. :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: macken on Sat, 18 August 2018, 04:49:27
Don't now if this has been asked before, but how white is the white option? Is it plain white or off-white?

In the pictures on the site it looks similar to the silver option.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 18 August 2018, 06:58:00
Don't now if this has been asked before, but how white is the white option? Is it plain white or off-white?

In the pictures on the site it looks similar to the silver option.

Milk white. The silver is still with a bit grey as you can see in pics. :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: boxfrommoon on Sat, 18 August 2018, 07:09:19
Don't now if this has been asked before, but how white is the white option? Is it plain white or off-white?

In the pictures on the site it looks similar to the silver option.
I too would like to know. I have been thinking that this would finally be the board to put my gmk 9009 on. That's why I would actually prefer off-white over pure white.

Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using Tapatalk

EDIT: Milky white actually sounds really good also!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Tordp on Sat, 18 August 2018, 08:03:01
Just ordered this telephone cord I'm going to modify for use with the dark red CA66!
(Attachment Link)

This cable is a perfect match with Dark Red. Are you going to replace the RJ45s with USB connectors? You have enough wires for that inside the cable?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Sat, 18 August 2018, 08:35:16
Just ordered this telephone cord I'm going to modify for use with the dark red CA66!
(Attachment Link)

This cable is a perfect match with Dark Red. Are you going to replace the RJ45s with USB connectors? You have enough wires for that inside the cable?

Because Iím only doing USB 2.0 specs it only requires four connections so just enough to work. Still sourcing my USB connectors but Zap cables has them for example.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Sat, 18 August 2018, 14:37:44
I'm thinking I'll do either the grey blue / drak grey or black  (not sure which caps go well with it - I have nautilus, SA Carbon, SA Foundation, 9009, DSA Royal Navy and XDA Canvas ). I should have gotten in on Serika :(

I want to do a unique color, for such a nice case, which is why I'm thinking grey blue. thoughts ?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Sat, 18 August 2018, 14:42:29
I'm thinking I'll do either the grey blue / drak grey or black  (not sure which caps go well with it - I have nautilus, SA Carbon, SA Foundation, 9009, DSA Royal Navy and XDA Canvas ). I should have gotten in on Serika :(

I want to do a unique color, for such a nice case, which is why I'm thinking grey blue. thoughts ?

The blue is really nice and unique and definitely goes well with Nautilus or neutral sets like 9009. Thatís my vote for you!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Sat, 18 August 2018, 14:44:53
On a separate note, I'm also wanting to try alps, I have some alps switches coming in from NovelKeys .
I'm thinking getting two PCBs and Plates - Alum ALPS/Blue-tooth PCB pair as well as a Brass Plate/Wired PCB pair for MX.

Question :
-- Is the default alum plate mandatory, can I switch that with an alum alps plate ? (can I pay the difference in price for the alps plate)
-- what stabs and caps will work ? I see stabs on the Mathias site, and caps on mechanicalkeyboards.com, would those work ?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Sat, 18 August 2018, 16:04:18
Yah I'm zero-ing in on the blue... BTW, GMK Jamon might go well with your dark red as well.. if that happens to be run that is...

I'm thinking I'll do either the grey blue / drak grey or black  (not sure which caps go well with it - I have nautilus, SA Carbon, SA Foundation, 9009, DSA Royal Navy and XDA Canvas ). I should have gotten in on Serika :(

I want to do a unique color, for such a nice case, which is why I'm thinking grey blue. thoughts ?

The blue is really nice and unique and definitely goes well with Nautilus or neutral sets like 9009. Thatís my vote for you!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Sat, 18 August 2018, 16:39:25
Yah I'm zero-ing in on the blue... BTW, GMK Jamon might go well with your dark red as well.. if that happens to be run that is...

I'm thinking I'll do either the grey blue / drak grey or black  (not sure which caps go well with it - I have nautilus, SA Carbon, SA Foundation, 9009, DSA Royal Navy and XDA Canvas ). I should have gotten in on Serika :(

I want to do a unique color, for such a nice case, which is why I'm thinking grey blue. thoughts ?

The blue is really nice and unique and definitely goes well with Nautilus or neutral sets like 9009. Thatís my vote for you!

Yeah, Iíve mocked up Jamon and Royalty and the bright red mods on Jamon just donít do it for me. It still looks very nice though!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: ye_cole on Sun, 19 August 2018, 06:29:53
Just ordered this telephone cord I'm going to modify for use with the dark red CA66!
(Attachment Link)

the build you have planned seems ****ing dope and i cannot wait to see it
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Sun, 19 August 2018, 08:20:47
Just ordered this telephone cord I'm going to modify for use with the dark red CA66!
(Attachment Link)

the build you have planned seems ****ing dope and i cannot wait to see it

Thanks! I will definitely be sure to share. I think your Royalty set will really pull it together nicely. I just hope it happens sooner than later!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: dondongler on Sun, 19 August 2018, 09:57:54

What color is going to match my taro set the best? I was thinking gray blue may look gud but im not sure.

Dark grey or black imo.

You both think the purple is too much? It matches the Taro mods so well.

I think purple would look nice. I canít remember which page but someone did a rough mock-up of the purple with taro in the previous gb thread.

Awesome thank you. I'll probably go purple and switch between my taro and laser sets.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: pixelpusher on Sun, 19 August 2018, 14:23:27
I don't see a way to configure for WKL version on this site:
http://ydkb.io/

Am I overlooking something?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Oatburner on Sun, 19 August 2018, 16:05:10
I have a round 1 CA66 and am interested in getting a Bluetooth pcb for it. Could someone confirm that the new plates and PCBs will support the round 1 cases?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Sun, 19 August 2018, 16:06:44
I have a round 1 CA66 and am interested in getting a Bluetooth pcb for it. Could someone confirm that the new plates and PCBs will support the round 1 cases?

Yep theyíre the same!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Vizir on Sun, 19 August 2018, 16:29:49
What are the dimensions of the board? I am planning to get a carrying case for it.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Ephemeral on Sun, 19 August 2018, 18:04:17
What are the dimensions of the board? I am planning to get a carrying case for it.

This info is from the IC thread
Quote
365mm x 168mm, 1365g with SA keycaps approximately
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Vizir on Sun, 19 August 2018, 18:51:30
What are the dimensions of the board? I am planning to get a carrying case for it.

This info is from the IC thread
Quote
365mm x 168mm, 1365g with SA keycaps approximately
Thanks
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 19 August 2018, 20:31:13
I don't see a way to configure for WKL version on this site:
http://ydkb.io/

Am I overlooking something?

Here, need to mark up this option. ;)
[attach=1]

I have a round 1 CA66 and am interested in getting a Bluetooth pcb for it. Could someone confirm that the new plates and PCBs will support the round 1 cases?

Sure they fit R1 cases. :thumb:

What are the dimensions of the board? I am planning to get a carrying case for it.

This info is from the IC thread
Quote
365mm x 168mm, 1365g with SA keycaps approximately
Thanks

Thanks for helping! :-*
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: MisterKnife on Mon, 20 August 2018, 01:50:55
qq does the bluetooth version of the PCB also come with usb-c?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: typischt on Mon, 20 August 2018, 01:53:15
Is there a reason, that, according to the site, you have to pick the more expensive shipping methode?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 20 August 2018, 03:06:41
qq does the bluetooth version of the PCB also come with usb-c?

Yes.

Is there a reason, that, according to the site, you have to pick the more expensive shipping methode?

Because all CA66 stuffs are packaged and shipped in factory directly, which is located in CN.
They are not going to be shipped to TW first.
We have a guy supervise and QC there, so TW post is not available. ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: typischt on Mon, 20 August 2018, 03:08:34

Is there a reason, that, according to the site, you have to pick the more expensive shipping methode?

Because all CA66 stuffs are packaged and shipped in factory directly. They are not going to be shipped to TW first.
We have a guy supervise and QC there, so TW post is not available. ;)
Okay, perfect, thanks for the fast response!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 20 August 2018, 03:13:34

Is there a reason, that, according to the site, you have to pick the more expensive shipping methode?

Because all CA66 stuffs are packaged and shipped in factory directly. They are not going to be shipped to TW first.
We have a guy supervise and QC there, so TW post is not available. ;)
Okay, perfect, thanks for the fast response!

Thanks for the understanding. We did have a debate for how to ship individual extra parts orders.
Sorry for making DHL Express the only option. We promise to keep this round as smooth as last one. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: mushubanane on Mon, 20 August 2018, 16:10:14
Anybody who has the CA66 from the first round can tell us about the status of their "CA66" badge? Does it take dirt easily and does it look bad with it? Or does it look even better a bit worn out  :) ? Struggling hard with the WKL version.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: fer.real on Mon, 20 August 2018, 16:28:40
I have one from the last round.  The badge is still as shiny as the day I got it.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: teh_pengers on Mon, 20 August 2018, 16:32:50
Are there any pictures of the plate colors other than the brass?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 20 August 2018, 21:43:27
Anybody who has the CA66 from the first round can tell us about the status of their "CA66" badge? Does it take dirt easily and does it look bad with it? Or does it look even better a bit worn out  :) ? Struggling hard with the WKL version.

It's coated, don't worry. ;)

I have one from the last round.  The badge is still as shiny as the day I got it.

Good to hear that! :thumb:

Are there any pictures of the plate colors other than the brass?

Sorry, forgot to take photos for all alu plates. :'(
You can find them in last GB thread, starting on page 13 I think.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: mushubanane on Tue, 21 August 2018, 03:34:06
Reassuring then  :thumb:

While I'm at it, anybody has a picture of a non-purple CA66 with SA Hyperfuse? I'd like to have a more polyvalent case than purple but can't decide which one  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: roymt76 on Tue, 21 August 2018, 03:53:26
Reassuring then  :thumb:

While I'm at it, anybody has a picture of a non-purple CA66 with SA Hyperfuse? I'd like to have a more polyvalent case than purple but can't decide which one  :rolleyes:
i want to see non-purple Ca66 with SA hyperfuse too :D
I have one new set and didnt use it yet
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Taques on Tue, 21 August 2018, 17:59:02
Struggling with choosing a color :confused:

I'll have SA Symbiosis, SA Godspeed, SA Carbon, and SA Pulse that I would like to use on it. Maybe silver might be the best color choice for these sets?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Tue, 21 August 2018, 18:32:17
Struggling with choosing a color :confused:

I'll have SA Symbiosis, SA Godspeed, SA Carbon, and SA Pulse that I would like to use on it. Maybe silver might be the best color choice for these sets?

Thatís a tough one due to the amount of possible colours. Iíd definitely go with something neutral like silver or dark grey. White could look good with some of those sets too but might be too much contrast with some of them.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Tue, 21 August 2018, 18:34:39
Struggling with choosing a color :confused:

I'll have SA Symbiosis, SA Godspeed, SA Carbon, and SA Pulse that I would like to use on it. Maybe silver might be the best color choice for these sets?

yeah, silver or dark grey.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: bcbishop on Tue, 21 August 2018, 19:15:41
Struggling with choosing a color :confused:

I'll have SA Symbiosis, SA Godspeed, SA Carbon, and SA Pulse that I would like to use on it. Maybe silver might be the best color choice for these sets?

FWIW, I have a dark grey from the prior round, and I haven't loved the way my Godspeed caps look on it. Too contrasty. (Carbon would be great, though, and I suspect Symbiosis will as well. SA Calm Depths also looks aces on it.)

That said, I'm also planning on picking up either a silver or white CA66 in this round for use with Godspeed and/or Symbiosis.  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: ramblinrose on Tue, 21 August 2018, 19:38:03
Trying to decide on a color myself as well... either for my sa camping set or gmk bluegaloo mods with og dye sub alphas. Too many nice case colors - blue, purple, red, white etc hah.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: hhkbp2 on Tue, 21 August 2018, 21:37:52
Reassuring then  :thumb:

While I'm at it, anybody has a picture of a non-purple CA66 with SA Hyperfuse? I'd like to have a more polyvalent case than purple but can't decide which one  :rolleyes:
i want to see non-purple Ca66 with SA hyperfuse too :D
I have one new set and didnt use it yet

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4718/24869151867_db96f2201f_b.jpg)

from https://www.ptt.cc/bbs/Key_Mou_Pad/M.1516181932.A.975.html
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Tue, 21 August 2018, 21:39:20
Struggling with choosing a color :confused:

I'll have SA Symbiosis, SA Godspeed, SA Carbon, and SA Pulse that I would like to use on it. Maybe silver might be the best color choice for these sets?

FWIW, I have a dark grey from the prior round, and I haven't loved the way my Godspeed caps look on it. Too contrasty. (Carbon would be great, though, and I suspect Symbiosis will as well. SA Calm Depths also looks aces on it.)

That said, I'm also planning on picking up either a silver or white CA66 in this round for use with Godspeed and/or Symbiosis.  ;D

White would look really nice and a good throwback for symbiosis!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Tue, 21 August 2018, 23:26:49
@PlayKeyboardTW Is there a way I could just get an Alps alum plate and a Brass plate without the default alum plate ?

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 22 August 2018, 00:03:59
@PlayKeyboardTW Is there a way I could just get an Alps alum plate and a Brass plate without the default alum plate ?

No sorry. The designer defined case + alu switch plate + PCB as a basic set. :-[
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Wed, 22 August 2018, 00:33:14
I thought so, just checking.

@PlayKeyboardTW Is there a way I could just get an Alps alum plate and a Brass plate without the default alum plate ?

No sorry. The designer defined case + alu switch plate + PCB as a basic set. :-[
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: mushubanane on Wed, 22 August 2018, 01:29:30
Reassuring then  :thumb:

While I'm at it, anybody has a picture of a non-purple CA66 with SA Hyperfuse? I'd like to have a more polyvalent case than purple but can't decide which one  :rolleyes:
i want to see non-purple Ca66 with SA hyperfuse too :D
I have one new set and didnt use it yet

Show Image
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4718/24869151867_db96f2201f_b.jpg)


from https://www.ptt.cc/bbs/Key_Mou_Pad/M.1516181932.A.975.html

Thanks! This photo session  :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Macflag on Wed, 22 August 2018, 04:50:20
Ordered!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: roymt76 on Wed, 22 August 2018, 04:56:13
Is there some way to make it more heavy
with me ~1.34kg is to light :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Lormania on Thu, 23 August 2018, 11:51:26
Is there some way to make it more heavy
with me ~1.34kg is to light :(

There is space inside the case to line with weights if you wanted
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: donutholer on Fri, 24 August 2018, 00:41:55
Can you share the plate files so I can cut my own alps plate?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 24 August 2018, 00:47:44
Is there some way to make it more heavy
with me ~1.34kg is to light :(

There is space inside the case to line with weights if you wanted

You can consider to put in a foam for both raising a bit weight and reduce the hollow sound. ;)

Can you share the plate files so I can cut my own alps plate?

It's already uploaded, in R1 GB thread.
We'll put it in here again. :thumb:

Download CA66 files here: https://goo.gl/DXNwqL
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: gutsack on Fri, 24 August 2018, 02:38:41
Boom. Ordered.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: roymt76 on Fri, 24 August 2018, 03:11:25
Is there some way to make it more heavy
with me ~1.34kg is to light :(

There is space inside the case to line with weights if you wanted

You can consider to put in a foam for both raising a bit weight and reduce the hollow sound. ;)

Can you share the plate files so I can cut my own alps plate?

It's already uploaded, in R1 GB thread.
We'll put it in here again. :thumb:

Download CA66 files here: https://goo.gl/DXNwqL
which kind of foam that heavy and reduce the hollow sound

BTW that was the old plate, maybe he one the new plate for bluetooth version

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 24 August 2018, 05:55:20
Is there some way to make it more heavy
with me ~1.34kg is to light :(

There is space inside the case to line with weights if you wanted

You can consider to put in a foam for both raising a bit weight and reduce the hollow sound. ;)

Can you share the plate files so I can cut my own alps plate?

It's already uploaded, in R1 GB thread.
We'll put it in here again. :thumb:

Download CA66 files here: https://goo.gl/DXNwqL
which kind of foam that heavy and reduce the hollow sound

BTW that was the old plate, maybe he one the new plate for bluetooth version

EVA. If you can find a suitable thickness.
But CA66 was intentionally reduced weight when designing.

Alps plate file will be released after GB ends.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: macclack on Fri, 24 August 2018, 20:39:24
Is the dark red going to match the dark red from r1? It was more of a brown than red, which is a good thing IMO.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 24 August 2018, 21:49:24
Is the dark red going to match the dark red from r1? It was more of a brown than red, which is a good thing IMO.

Yes it will be the same. The performance might depends on light sources. :cool:
[attach=1]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: krey on Fri, 24 August 2018, 23:57:24
Joined the GB!

And now for the wait... :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: constexpr on Sat, 25 August 2018, 11:24:08
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: dr_unconscionable on Sat, 25 August 2018, 14:15:18
Any idea when we might see a render / sample of the final army green colour on the product page?

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Taques on Sat, 25 August 2018, 16:03:33
Sorry if this has already been answered: If you order a CA66 kit, and then order an extra PCB and plate do we need to pay shipping for the extras, or will they all be shipped together?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sat, 25 August 2018, 17:21:11
Sorry if this has already been answered: If you order a CA66 kit, and then order an extra PCB and plate do we need to pay shipping for the extras, or will they all be shipped together?

IDK about this round, but I would assume it would be the same as last round. Last round everything was packed and shipped together.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: steamykeebs on Sat, 25 August 2018, 19:49:17
So just to be sure, does the non-BT PCB support flashing firmware using the QMK toolbox?  Meaning its not like the round 1 PCB which could flash a QMK hex file but only with the ydkb.io reflash tool?  If it does support the QMK toolbox, will I have to change the bootloader to use it or will it work out of the box?

Thanks.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 25 August 2018, 21:57:03
  • Is the BT PCB USB-C and does it support C to C?
  • Does the BT PCB come with a daughter board for the connector like the default one does?
  • There were mentions of putting the RGB LEDs on a raised daughter board to prevent light bleed. Was this done, and if so, do both the default and BT PCBs have it?
  • Do you have pictures of the different colored alu plates, primarily red?
  • Why did the designer decide that the brass plate wouldn't be an option in the main offering? The alu plate is a waste of money for most people who are getting brass plates.

About Q1 and Q2, the answer is yes.


BT PCB will remain the same as it was before. Since it's YANG's production, we can't force him to do that mod unless he wants to.


Red plate pic, credit to Oatburner :thumb:
[attach=1]


No comment on his plate decision, but we did send him feedback about this.
He promised he will make a change in his next design. ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 25 August 2018, 22:08:58
Any idea when we might see a render / sample of the final army green colour on the product page?

Yes, until we are satisfied with the sample. ;)
We had made a couple of versions, and time by time they were getting close to the green we want.

Sorry if this has already been answered: If you order a CA66 kit, and then order an extra PCB and plate do we need to pay shipping for the extras, or will they all be shipped together?

They will all be shipped together. No additional fees. :thumb:

So just to be sure, does the non-BT PCB support flashing firmware using the QMK toolbox?  Meaning its not like the round 1 PCB which could flash a QMK hex file but only with the ydkb.io reflash tool?  If it does support the QMK toolbox, will I have to change the bootloader to use it or will it work out of the box?

Thanks.

CA66 PCBs are using HID bootloader, not normal dfu. So the original toolbox won't support unless there's an upgrade.
In last round wjchen made a QMK toolbox that supports HID bootloader. :thumb:
You guys can check it out here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=93542.msg2616991#msg2616991 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=93542.msg2616991#msg2616991)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: steamykeebs on Sun, 26 August 2018, 00:00:17
CA66 PCBs are using HID bootloader, not normal dfu. So the original toolbox won't support unless there's an upgrade.
In last round wjchen made a QMK toolbox that supports HID bootloader. :thumb:
You guys can check it out here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=93542.msg2616991#msg2616991 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=93542.msg2616991#msg2616991)

Ah, yes.  I read that thread but forgot about wjchen's fork of QMK toolbox that supports HID bootloader.  Did some research and it looks like wjchen's pull request was merged last month and so QMK toolbox will officially support HID.  The only issue is that there hasn't been a new official release since that change (the current latest version is from December 2017).  Hopefully, a new version with HID bootloader support will be release sometime before the round 2 keyboards ship.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sun, 26 August 2018, 00:10:10
You guys might want to look at the configuration for the online TMK editor, currently it swaps two keys, the up arrow key location of the arrow cluster and the bottom key location of the right hand mod cluster.
it's an easy fix to make everything correct, just assign the up arrow to the bottom right key and the bottom right key to the up arrow location, but it's pretty annoying to have to do that.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 26 August 2018, 00:41:23
You guys might want to look at the configuration for the online TMK editor, currently it swaps two keys, the up arrow key location of the arrow cluster and the bottom key location of the right hand mod cluster.
it's an easy fix to make everything correct, just assign the up arrow to the bottom right key and the bottom right key to the up arrow location, but it's pretty annoying to have to do that.

Hi, I contacted YANG for checking the flaw you said, and there's nothing swapped.
I myself had built several CA66s including from R1 and China GB, and didn't meet the situation you mentioned.

Do you mind to help us check it again? ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Rykno on Sun, 26 August 2018, 02:16:44
What lighting options can be used with the strip next to the nav column?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sun, 26 August 2018, 15:47:12
You guys might want to look at the configuration for the online TMK editor, currently it swaps two keys, the up arrow key location of the arrow cluster and the bottom key location of the right hand mod cluster.
it's an easy fix to make everything correct, just assign the up arrow to the bottom right key and the bottom right key to the up arrow location, but it's pretty annoying to have to do that.

Hi, I contacted YANG for checking the flaw you said, and there's nothing swapped.
I myself had built several CA66s including from R1 and China GB, and didn't meet the situation you mentioned.

Do you mind to help us check it again? ;)

yeah, I'll help you check it again, let me know what you need me to do.

I flashed a fresh tmk hex download 3 times last night, thinking I had made a mistake.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 26 August 2018, 19:51:06
What lighting options can be used with the strip next to the nav column?

So many. :eek:

You guys might want to look at the configuration for the online TMK editor, currently it swaps two keys, the up arrow key location of the arrow cluster and the bottom key location of the right hand mod cluster.
it's an easy fix to make everything correct, just assign the up arrow to the bottom right key and the bottom right key to the up arrow location, but it's pretty annoying to have to do that.

Hi, I contacted YANG for checking the flaw you said, and there's nothing swapped.
I myself had built several CA66s including from R1 and China GB, and didn't meet the situation you mentioned.

Do you mind to help us check it again? ;)

yeah, I'll help you check it again, let me know what you need me to do.

I flashed a fresh tmk hex download 3 times last night, thinking I had made a mistake.

 ;D No worries. At least we know it's fine now. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: steamykeebs on Sun, 26 August 2018, 20:16:18
ONe more QMK related question.  Do the leds work with QMK?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 26 August 2018, 20:54:52
ONe more QMK related question.  Do the leds work with QMK?

Sure they do. ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: KingzandBean on Mon, 27 August 2018, 18:28:50
Question: I was a bit confused by the layout pic, does the split spacebar layout only work with the HHKB style CA66 or does it also work with the winkeyless version?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Vizir on Mon, 27 August 2018, 18:30:41
Question: I was a bit confused by the layout pic, does the split spacebar layout only work with the HHKB style CA66 or does it also work with the winkeyless version?
Good question. I'm also torn between the two layouts... Can't decide.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Sythe on Mon, 27 August 2018, 20:10:36
Question: I was a bit confused by the layout pic, does the split spacebar layout only work with the HHKB style CA66 or does it also work with the winkeyless version?

I believe it should be fine to do on either layout. My understanding is there is only 1 plate layout and just the top half of the board changes to have either badge or cutout.

Its a hard choice to make though...the badge looks so nice, but I don't think I'd want to give up the extra key.
Split spacebar is what is winning me over to this compared to other options though.
Now just to decide on the colour.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 27 August 2018, 21:16:08
Question: I was a bit confused by the layout pic, does the split spacebar layout only work with the HHKB style CA66 or does it also work with the winkeyless version?

Both versions are using the same plates and PCBs. So the only difference is the extra key on the left control location. ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: befbef on Tue, 28 August 2018, 14:05:35
Just to be absolutely sure: There's no chance to make the pcb hotswappable (with Holtites, Mil Max or anything), right?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: tex_live_utility on Tue, 28 August 2018, 15:08:06
 Does anyone know if there's room for a layer of dampening phone between the PCB and the bottom of the case?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Tue, 28 August 2018, 15:58:44
Does anyone know if there's room for a layer of dampening phone between the PCB and the bottom of the case?

Yes
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 28 August 2018, 19:50:54
Just to be absolutely sure: There's no chance to make the pcb hotswappable (with Holtites, Mil Max or anything), right?

We don't know about it and never test these two components before.
How do you plan to mount the PCB iin CA66 if it's hotswappable?

Does anyone know if there's room for a layer of dampening phone between the PCB and the bottom of the case?

Yes

Yes. :))
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: roymt76 on Wed, 29 August 2018, 12:05:46
Ordered <3
Sadly that i'm think about case color again
You guy have any image compare gray and black, in the same picture
:?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: befbef on Wed, 29 August 2018, 12:13:43
Just to be absolutely sure: There's no chance to make the pcb hotswappable (with Holtites, Mil Max or anything), right?

We don't know about it and never test these two components before.
How do you plan to mount the PCB iin CA66 if it's hotswappable?


Perhaps soldering 4 switches, but I think the sockets have enough friction that mounting isn't needed. I have some hotswap boards without screws and no problems at all.

Do you know the diameter of the holes?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: japanitrat on Wed, 29 August 2018, 13:08:07
Just to be absolutely sure: There's no chance to make the pcb hotswappable (with Holtites, Mil Max or anything), right?

We don't know about it and never test these two components before.
How do you plan to mount the PCB iin CA66 if it's hotswappable?

Does anyone know if there's room for a layer of dampening phone between the PCB and the bottom of the case?

Yes

Yes. :))

Friction will hold it. 68 switches are easily enough to hold the PCB in the air. I have 4+ boards like that.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: vonswoopington on Wed, 29 August 2018, 17:59:44
Finally put in my order for grey/blue bluetooth with extra brass plate and a extra normal pcb! Let the wait begin.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 29 August 2018, 20:55:51
Just to be absolutely sure: There's no chance to make the pcb hotswappable (with Holtites, Mil Max or anything), right?

We don't know about it and never test these two components before.
How do you plan to mount the PCB iin CA66 if it's hotswappable?


Perhaps soldering 4 switches, but I think the sockets have enough friction that mounting isn't needed. I have some hotswap boards without screws and no problems at all.

Do you know the diameter of the holes?

The hole is 1.3mm, and 2,3mm with pad. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: ctrl on Thu, 30 August 2018, 05:21:46
Just for clarification purposes as I'm on the fence on buying either another CA66 or just an extra pcb:

The default pcb now supports programmable RGB LEDs, correct? The previous pcb wasn't programmable, just a light strip, if I remember it correctly.

How is the USB-C connector on YANG's BT pcb? I understand it's not on a daughter board so how is the fit when not using BT and using the USB-C connector instead.

Reeeally interested in that white CA66, even though I already have the luxurious dark red since last round. :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 30 August 2018, 10:23:20
Just for clarification purposes as I'm on the fence on buying either another CA66 or just an extra pcb:

The default pcb now supports programmable RGB LEDs, correct? The previous pcb wasn't programmable, just a light strip, if I remember it correctly.

How is the USB-C connector on YANG's BT pcb? I understand it's not on a daughter board so how is the fit when not using BT and using the USB-C connector instead.

Reeeally interested in that white CA66, even though I already have the luxurious dark red since last round. :cool:

It's still RGB LED strip, following animations that TMK and QMK provide.
BT PCB still has a daughter board, same as the default one. ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Lyle88 on Thu, 30 August 2018, 22:23:46
I'm looking for people's opinions:

I'm unsure whether to buy the black or white case.

If money was no object I would buy the black case and buy SA troubled minds r2, but that's probably a bit much..

I have SA Carbon but I'm missing the modifiers extension so unless I can find it on mechmarket (unlikely) I may not be able to use it..

I'm thinking the easiest option might be to buy the white case and pick up a set of DSA Honeywell caps.

Has anyone seen photos of DSA profile caps on the CA66?

If they look alright I will get a white case, otherwise I'll get a black one and keep my eyes open for something in SA profile..



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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Thu, 30 August 2018, 22:34:38
I'm looking for people's opinions:

I'm unsure whether to buy the black or white case.

If money was no object I would buy the black case and buy SA troubled minds r2, but that's probably a bit much..

I have SA Carbon but I'm missing the modifiers extension so unless I can find it on mechmarket (unlikely) I may not be able to use it..

I'm thinking the easiest option might be to buy the white case and pick up a set of DSA Honeywell caps.

Has anyone seen photos of DSA profile caps on the CA66?

If they look alright I will get a white case, otherwise I'll get a black one and keep my eyes open for something in SA profile..



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The white case is much more unique and would pair nicely with many sets. That gets my vote!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: fo0jin on Fri, 31 August 2018, 03:58:15
I have a little problem with my RGB strip. After I flashed my hex, I can't change the RGB anymore. It stays stuck on the flashing mode. Any help would be appreciated :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: dondongler on Fri, 31 August 2018, 20:21:19
I bought in a few days ago and want to add a brass plate to the order. Is it possible to bundle this shipping with the rest of the board so i don't have to pay additional post?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 31 August 2018, 20:36:39
I bought in a few days ago and want to add a brass plate to the order. Is it possible to bundle this shipping with the rest of the board so i don't have to pay additional post?

Hi, please send us an email directly for adding items. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sat, 01 September 2018, 07:16:04
I'm looking for people's opinions:

I'm unsure whether to buy the black or white case.

If money was no object I would buy the black case and buy SA troubled minds r2, but that's probably a bit much..

I have SA Carbon but I'm missing the modifiers extension so unless I can find it on mechmarket (unlikely) I may not be able to use it..

I'm thinking the easiest option might be to buy the white case and pick up a set of DSA Honeywell caps.

Has anyone seen photos of DSA profile caps on the CA66?

If they look alright I will get a white case, otherwise I'll get a black one and keep my eyes open for something in SA profile..



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The white case is much more unique and would pair nicely with many sets. That gets my vote!
I decided on the white in the end, I'm hoping I can either find the missing keys for my SA Carbon set, or sell them and look for a set of Honeywell keys that have the correct size mods. YEEET!

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Vizir on Sat, 01 September 2018, 11:01:40
When does the group but end, ie. Is Sept 5th included? And which time zone? I am traveling and will be returning sometime on the 4th... Central US time. Want to make sure I don't miss this GB.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sat, 01 September 2018, 17:02:13
When does the group but end, ie. Is Sept 5th included? And which time zone? I am traveling and will be returning sometime on the 4th... Central US time. Want to make sure I don't miss this GB.
Why not just join now rather than chance it?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 01 September 2018, 22:05:12
When does the group but end, ie. Is Sept 5th included? And which time zone? I am traveling and will be returning sometime on the 4th... Central US time. Want to make sure I don't miss this GB.

It'll be PDT. Won't be too accurate so you might have some extra time to join. :p

When does the group but end, ie. Is Sept 5th included? And which time zone? I am traveling and will be returning sometime on the 4th... Central US time. Want to make sure I don't miss this GB.
Why not just join now rather than chance it?


Good saying hahaha :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: soakedcardinal on Sun, 02 September 2018, 21:18:12
I apologize if this has been answered before, but will it be possible to git an alps plate in place of the default plate at no extra cost? I don't need two :thumb:

Thanks
Title: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Sun, 02 September 2018, 21:27:53
Would this battery: https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32820875729.html?pid=808_0000_0101&spm=a2g0n.search-amp.list.32820875729&aff_trace_key=6a61fd7838f946c4bc418407ca8645d1-1495827122980-06676-F233fuf&aff_short_key=F233fuf&aff_platform=msite (https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32820875729.html?pid=808_0000_0101&spm=a2g0n.search-amp.list.32820875729&aff_trace_key=6a61fd7838f946c4bc418407ca8645d1-1495827122980-06676-F233fuf&aff_short_key=F233fuf&aff_platform=msite) work and do I need anything else like a connector? If I need a connector what should I look for?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sun, 02 September 2018, 23:09:05
When ordering spare parts how would we select colors for aluminum plates (both regular and alps)? There isnít an option to select plate colors. Should we make a note somewhere?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 03 September 2018, 01:01:08
I apologize if this has been answered before, but will it be possible to git an alps plate in place of the default plate at no extra cost? I don't need two :thumb:

Thanks

Sorry to say no. :-X

Would this battery: https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32820875729.html?pid=808_0000_0101&spm=a2g0n.search-amp.list.32820875729&aff_trace_key=6a61fd7838f946c4bc418407ca8645d1-1495827122980-06676-F233fuf&aff_short_key=F233fuf&aff_platform=msite (https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32820875729.html?pid=808_0000_0101&spm=a2g0n.search-amp.list.32820875729&aff_trace_key=6a61fd7838f946c4bc418407ca8645d1-1495827122980-06676-F233fuf&aff_short_key=F233fuf&aff_platform=msite) work and do I need anything else like a connector? If I need a connector what should I look for?

You'll need a connector if you want to plug in/out easily. The size will be 1.25mm, 2 pin.
Or you can just remove the receptacle on PCB and solder wires in holes instead.

When ordering spare parts how would we select colors for aluminum plates (both regular and alps)? There isnít an option to select plate colors. Should we make a note somewhere?

We already realized we missed the color choosing parts for both plates.
It's a bit complicate for setting up the page and we don't think change it during GB period is a good idea.
So we'll send emails to order owners for checking everyone's choice of colors.
Sorry for causing any inconvenience. :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: constexpr on Mon, 03 September 2018, 07:27:01
Can you post a pic of the gold anodized alu plate? Preferably next to a brass plate so I can see how different they are.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: slxdegrees on Mon, 03 September 2018, 07:50:40
Can you post a pic of the gold anodized alu plate? Preferably next to a brass plate so I can see how different they are.
Seconded.
Title: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Mon, 03 September 2018, 10:03:54
I apologize if this has been answered before, but will it be possible to git an alps plate in place of the default plate at no extra cost? I don't need two :thumb:

Thanks

Sorry to say no.

Would this battery: https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32820875729.html?pid=808_0000_0101&spm=a2g0n.search-amp.list.32820875729&aff_trace_key=6a61fd7838f946c4bc418407ca8645d1-1495827122980-06676-F233fuf&aff_short_key=F233fuf&aff_platform=msite (https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32820875729.html?pid=808_0000_0101&spm=a2g0n.search-amp.list.32820875729&aff_trace_key=6a61fd7838f946c4bc418407ca8645d1-1495827122980-06676-F233fuf&aff_short_key=F233fuf&aff_platform=msite) work and do I need anything else like a connector? If I need a connector what should I look for?

You'll need a connector if you want to plug in/out easily. The size will be 1.25mm, 2 pin.
Or you can just remove the receptacle on PCB and solder wires in holes instead.

When ordering spare parts how would we select colors for aluminum plates (both regular and alps)? There isnít an option to select plate colors. Should we make a note somewhere?

We already realized we missed the color choosing parts for both plates.
It's a bit complicate for setting up the page and we don't think change it during GB period is a good idea.
So we'll send emails to order owners for checking everyone's choice of colors.
Sorry for causing any inconvenience.

Thank you for the clarification on the connector! Can you tell me why the battery in the PCB shot in the IC post has 5 pins? What do the other 3 pins do?

Edit: never mind. I just realized I was looking at the connector for the daughter board and thinking it was for the battery. My bad.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Mon, 03 September 2018, 10:18:57

When ordering spare parts how would we select colors for aluminum plates (both regular and alps)? There isnít an option to select plate colors. Should we make a note somewhere?

We already realized we missed the color choosing parts for both plates.
It's a bit complicate for setting up the page and we don't think change it during GB period is a good idea.
So we'll send emails to order owners for checking everyone's choice of colors.
Sorry for causing any inconvenience. :(
[/quote]

No inconvenience really, thanks for the clarification!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Rumblehotep on Mon, 03 September 2018, 16:13:10
I just realized I forgot to grab an extra BT pcb with my order (#1134), would there be a way to add one in?
Also will the extra parts stop sale on Sep 5 as well?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 03 September 2018, 22:18:14
I just realized I forgot to grab an extra BT pcb with my order (#1134), would there be a way to add one in?
Also will the extra parts stop sale on Sep 5 as well?

Please send us an email for adding it to your order. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: slxdegrees on Mon, 03 September 2018, 22:19:21
How different is the gold alu plate from the brass plate? Any pictures?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 03 September 2018, 23:18:40
How different is the gold alu plate from the brass plate? Any pictures?

Sorry for missing to reply your question.
Very much different. Gold alu plate is sandblasted, and brass will be mirror-like.
[attach=1]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: vonswoopington on Tue, 04 September 2018, 00:44:36
How different is the gold alu plate from the brass plate? Any pictures?

Sorry for missing to reply your question.
Very much different. Gold alu plate is sandblasted, and brass will be mirror-like.
(Attachment Link)
Is that the grey blue color?
Title: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Troif on Tue, 04 September 2018, 00:46:37
I could not resist. Ordered one CA66 in Grey with Titanium Badge and BT PCB....

With these sets do you think I am right?
My sets:
- SA Oblivion
- SA Calm Depths (whenever it appears on sight)
- SA 1965
- SA Pulse
- SA Jukebox
- SA Modern Selectric Black
- SA Hyperfuse
- SA Cabon
- SA Solarized Dark

White is heavy on me also... very nice also.
Similar I have a Black Exent, and Norbaforce is Grey also... I know I tend to grey colours in my keyboards... but I saw Oblivion in a Grey one with Ti badge and WOW!

Also, why buying anymore PCB or plates? From my other builds those tend to be left in boxes with nothing to say... may be I miss something?


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 04 September 2018, 01:12:46
How different is the gold alu plate from the brass plate? Any pictures?

Sorry for missing to reply your question.
Very much different. Gold alu plate is sandblasted, and brass will be mirror-like.
(Attachment Link)
Is that the grey blue color?

Yes, the light was a bit too much.
Grey blue is a very hard one to shoot it right imo. :))

I could not resist. Ordered one CA66 in Grey with Titanium Badge and BT PCB....

With these sets do you think I am right?
My sets:
- SA Oblivion
- SA Calm Depths (whenever it appears on sight)
- SA 1965
- SA Pulse
- SA Jukebox
- SA Modern Selectric Black
- SA Hyperfuse
- SA Cabon
- SA Solarized Dark

White is heavy on me also... very nice also.
Similar I have a Black Exent, and Norbaforce is Grey also... I know I tend to grey colours in my keyboards... but I saw Oblivion in a Grey one with Ti badge and WOW!

Also, why buying anymore PCB or plates? From my other builds those tend to be left in boxes with nothing to say... may be I miss something?

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Some people buy them for spare parts. You can have two kinds of builds by swapping them easily. :))
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: roymt76 on Tue, 04 September 2018, 05:45:03
you miss my question :(
Quote
Ordered <3
Sadly that i'm think about case color again
You guy have any image compare gray and black, in the same picture
:?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Tue, 04 September 2018, 07:19:15
I could not resist. Ordered one CA66 in Grey with Titanium Badge and BT PCB....

With these sets do you think I am right?
My sets:
- SA Oblivion
- SA Calm Depths (whenever it appears on sight)
- SA 1965
- SA Pulse
- SA Jukebox
- SA Modern Selectric Black
- SA Hyperfuse
- SA Cabon
- SA Solarized Dark

White is heavy on me also... very nice also.
Similar I have a Black Exent, and Norbaforce is Grey also... I know I tend to grey colours in my keyboards... but I saw Oblivion in a Grey one with Ti badge and WOW!

Also, why buying anymore PCB or plates? From my other builds those tend to be left in boxes with nothing to say... may be I miss something?


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Grey or white would work with most of those sets but I think grey would win out. Jukebox would benefit most from white but most of the rest would either look better with grey or equally as good.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: slxdegrees on Tue, 04 September 2018, 08:02:41
How different is the gold alu plate from the brass plate? Any pictures?

Sorry for missing to reply your question.
Very much different. Gold alu plate is sandblasted, and brass will be mirror-like.
(Attachment Link)
Nice, seems like the gold alu is more muted. Hmm what time on Sep 5th does the GB close by the way?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 04 September 2018, 08:04:29
you miss my question :(
Quote
Ordered <3
Sadly that i'm think about case color again
You guy have any image compare gray and black, in the same picture
:?

lol sorry. :confused:
I didn't have a chance for shooting photos to compare them myself. Most cases were shipped directly from China. ^-^
Black is just a bit darker then dark grey, for satisfying some guys' desires.

How different is the gold alu plate from the brass plate? Any pictures?

Sorry for missing to reply your question.
Very much different. Gold alu plate is sandblasted, and brass will be mirror-like.
(Attachment Link)
Nice, seems like the gold alu is more muted. Hmm what time on Sep 5th does the GB close by the way?

PDT. But we'll extend a bit to 6th for everyone to join in time. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Troif on Tue, 04 September 2018, 08:54:44
I could not resist. Ordered one CA66 in Grey with Titanium Badge and BT PCB....

With these sets do you think I am right?
My sets:
- SA Oblivion
- SA Calm Depths (whenever it appears on sight)
- SA 1965
- SA Pulse
- SA Jukebox
- SA Modern Selectric Black
- SA Hyperfuse
- SA Cabon
- SA Solarized Dark

White is heavy on me also... very nice also.
Similar I have a Black Exent, and Norbaforce is Grey also... I know I tend to grey colours in my keyboards... but I saw Oblivion in a Grey one with Ti badge and WOW!

Also, why buying anymore PCB or plates? From my other builds those tend to be left in boxes with nothing to say... may be I miss something?


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Grey or white would work with most of those sets but I think grey would win out. Jukebox would benefit most from white but most of the rest would either look better with grey or equally as good.

Thanks for answering. I am torn between both but, as always, grey is winner. In this case even more for the speciality of the case itself.


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: bcbishop on Tue, 04 September 2018, 15:03:27
Love my grey CA66 from the last round, and just placed an order for a white CA66 from this one! Looking forward to pairing it with Symbiosis (and Godspeed)!  :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Tue, 04 September 2018, 15:04:04
Love my grey CA66 from the last round, and just placed an order for a white CA66 from this one! Looking forward to pairing it with Symbiosis (and Godspeed)!  :D

Gonna look so good!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: theo313 on Tue, 04 September 2018, 16:56:25
Anyone else having a hell of a time choosing which color? So torn between Black and White that I am considering splitting the difference and going for Grey. Help!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Tue, 04 September 2018, 17:00:28
Anyone else having a hell of a time choosing which color? So torn between Black and White that I am considering splitting the difference and going for Grey. Help!
What kits are you planning on using?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: theo313 on Tue, 04 September 2018, 17:37:33
Anyone else having a hell of a time choosing which color? So torn between Black and White that I am considering splitting the difference and going for Grey. Help!
What kits are you planning on using?

The only notable kit I have coming is the GMK Space Cadet, but I wasn't planning on putting that on the CA66. I really like SA Oblivion so I'm looking for something with muted off-white or grey in the same vein. I have been toying around with Miami Nights since last night in my head  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: silversung on Tue, 04 September 2018, 18:23:35
Ordered! Had to wait a while because of monies issue, but finally I'm in. Yay!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Tue, 04 September 2018, 18:28:29
Anyone else having a hell of a time choosing which color? So torn between Black and White that I am considering splitting the difference and going for Grey. Help!
What kits are you planning on using?

The only notable kit I have coming is the GMK Space Cadet, but I wasn't planning on putting that on the CA66. I really like SA Oblivion so I'm looking for something with muted off-white or grey in the same vein. I have been toying around with Miami Nights since last night in my head  :cool:

Based on the kits you just mentioned Iíd probably go with black
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Vizir on Tue, 04 September 2018, 20:47:40
thinking of getting dark grey, but asking anyway. which color goes with modern dolch? /dev/tty beige/rgb?

edit: is this dark grey?

https://i.imgur.com/7WY5HqU.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/1Hmii7X.jpg
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: cijanzen on Tue, 04 September 2018, 21:31:01
thinking of getting dark grey, but asking anyway. which color goes with modern dolch? /dev/tty beige/rgb?

edit: is this dark grey?

https://i.imgur.com/7WY5HqU.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/1Hmii7X.jpg

Theyíre just renders but looks like grey to me. Iíd also recommend grey based on your sets.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: Vizir on Tue, 04 September 2018, 22:38:29
order in. dark grey/red/BT WKL + brass plate. was a tough decision between hhkb and wkl, but in the end, the extra key won.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 05 September 2018, 01:16:11
Love my grey CA66 from the last round, and just placed an order for a white CA66 from this one! Looking forward to pairing it with Symbiosis (and Godspeed)!  :D

Love! They will definitely shine together. :thumb:

Anyone else having a hell of a time choosing which color? So torn between Black and White that I am considering splitting the difference and going for Grey. Help!
What kits are you planning on using?

The only notable kit I have coming is the GMK Space Cadet, but I wasn't planning on putting that on the CA66. I really like SA Oblivion so I'm looking for something with muted off-white or grey in the same vein. I have been toying around with Miami Nights since last night in my head  :cool:

I can totally understand the feeling. :))

Ordered! Had to wait a while because of monies issue, but finally I'm in. Yay!

Thanks! ;D

thinking of getting dark grey, but asking anyway. which color goes with modern dolch? /dev/tty beige/rgb?

edit: is this dark grey?

https://i.imgur.com/7WY5HqU.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/1Hmii7X.jpg

Theyíre just renders but looks like grey to me. Iíd also recommend grey based on your sets.

Yes these are dark grey. Thanks to Janglad. :thumb:

order in. dark grey/red/BT WKL + brass plate. was a tough decision between hhkb and wkl, but in the end, the extra key won.

Cheers! ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: DePulse on Wed, 05 September 2018, 01:40:24
Hey PlayKeyb! I sent you a message. Kindly check your email  :D Thank you!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: ctrl on Wed, 05 September 2018, 02:22:30
The default pcb is compatible with the brass plate from last round, right?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 05 September 2018, 05:33:47
Hey PlayKeyb! I sent you a message. Kindly check your email  :D Thank you!

Okay! :thumb:

The default pcb is compatible with the brass plate from last round, right?

Yes they do. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: ctrl on Wed, 05 September 2018, 06:36:40
The default pcb is compatible with the brass plate from last round, right?

Yes they do. ;D

Great! I ordered two. Just in case my soldering messes something up. ;D

Could you give a breakdown of the major differences between this pcb compared to the previous round? I've picked up bits and pieces in the threads here and there, but it'd be really nice to just see a list. :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 05 September 2018, 10:39:45
The default pcb is compatible with the brass plate from last round, right?

Yes they do. ;D

Great! I ordered two. Just in case my soldering messes something up. ;D

Could you give a breakdown of the major differences between this pcb compared to the previous round? I've picked up bits and pieces in the threads here and there, but it'd be really nice to just see a list. :)

The major differences are:
Thanks for joining! :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 05 September 2018, 10:42:52
Last day to join guys!

We refunded some extra parts orders which chose the wrong shipping method.
Please help us check you email and account status.
If you are still fancy getting these parts, place a new order with choosing DHL Express for shipping.

We appreciate it. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: slxdegrees on Wed, 05 September 2018, 11:15:13
Is it possible to underdeclare the value so we don't get taxed at customs? 7% or whatever VAT of the total value is painful T.T
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 05 September 2018, 11:37:49
Will the BT plate .dwg files be made available after the buy is over?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: roymt76 on Wed, 05 September 2018, 11:44:30
Will the BT plate .dwg files be made available after the buy is over?
Yes, it is
He say that in these previous page
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: edasaur on Wed, 05 September 2018, 12:09:31
Last day to join guys!

What time does the GB end? Was gonna make an order during work today, but of course I forget my wallet at home :facepalm:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 05 September 2018, 12:52:41
Last day to join guys!

What time does the GB end? Was gonna make an order during work today, but of course I forget my wallet at home :facepalm:

23:59:59 PDT. :))
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 05 September 2018, 13:00:21
Will the BT plate .dwg files be made available after the buy is over?
Yes, it is
He say that in these previous page

ah, thanks, must've missed that post.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: ctrl on Wed, 05 September 2018, 13:07:18
Last day to join guys!

We refunded some extra parts orders which chose the wrong shipping method.
Please help us check you email and account status.
If you are still fancy getting these parts, place a new order with choosing DHL Express for shipping.

We appreciate it. :thumb:

Daaamn. That was a close call! I did pick the wrong shipping option! Placed a new order for two default pcbs and it should be ok now. Thanks! :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: Owl- on Wed, 05 September 2018, 14:15:59
Not sure if its been mentioned yet, but after going through the checkout, where do we I tell you about the colour selection for the extra parts? There wasn't any given choice from the checkout.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB starts!)
Post by: roymt76 on Wed, 05 September 2018, 14:24:16
When ordering spare parts how would we select colors for aluminum plates (both regular and alps)? There isnít an option to select plate colors. Should we make a note somewhere?

We already realized we missed the color choosing parts for both plates.
It's a bit complicate for setting up the page and we don't think change it during GB period is a good idea.
So we'll send emails to order owners for checking everyone's choice of colors.
Sorry for causing any inconvenience. :(
[/quote]
Here mate
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: Owl- on Wed, 05 September 2018, 14:36:38
When ordering spare parts how would we select colors for aluminum plates (both regular and alps)? There isn’t an option to select plate colors. Should we make a note somewhere?

We already realized we missed the color choosing parts for both plates.
It's a bit complicate for setting up the page and we don't think change it during GB period is a good idea.
So we'll send emails to order owners for checking everyone's choice of colors.
Sorry for causing any inconvenience. :(
Here mate
[/quote]

Cheers!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: edasaur on Wed, 05 September 2018, 20:59:41
Last day to join guys!

What time does the GB end? Was gonna make an order during work today, but of course I forget my wallet at home :facepalm:

23:59:59 PDT. :))


Woot joined! :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: pixelpusher on Wed, 05 September 2018, 21:44:37
I'm completely torn on color choice.  The red looks the best on it's own, but I've never seen it with keycaps on it that do it justice (maybe 9009).  The silver is a classic choice and would go with anything, but it may be boring.  White is awesome and looks close to the original PCJr board, but I have a few white boards lined up.  Dark gray is always nice.  GAAAAAAAAA.  I can't decide.

I wish I could see Muted on the blue and gray cases and see Honeywell on the white. Also wonder what ePBT slate will look like on gray. 
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: slxdegrees on Wed, 05 September 2018, 21:46:45
I'm completely torn on color choice.  The red looks the best on it's own, but I've never seen it with keycaps on it that do it justice (maybe 9009).  The silver is a classic choice and would go with anything, but it may be boring.  White is awesome and looks close to the original PCJr board, but I have a few white boards lined up.  Dark gray is always nice.  GAAAAAAAAA.  I can't decide.

I wish I could see Muted on the blue and gray cases and see Honeywell on the white. Also wonder what ePBT slate will look like on gray.
The red is really really dark. You can check out NK's YouTube channel he did a build with it last week I believe. I went with white in the end cos I was gonna match it with Metaverse and black didn't seem to go too well with the brass plate.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: Lyle88 on Thu, 06 September 2018, 00:34:41
Does anyone know if the plate allows the switch top to be opened without desoldering?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: roymt76 on Thu, 06 September 2018, 00:36:43
Does anyone know if the plate allows the switch top to be opened without desoldering?

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No
Plate is not allow open top switch
You can wait till GB ended, they'll public their plate file then you modified it then cut your own plate
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: Lyle88 on Thu, 06 September 2018, 00:39:58
Does anyone know if the plate allows the switch top to be opened without desoldering?

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No
Plate is not allow open top switch
You can wait till GB ended, they'll public their plate file then you modified it then cut your own plate
Thanks for answering!

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: ctrl on Thu, 06 September 2018, 01:19:35
I'm completely torn on color choice.  The red looks the best on it's own, but I've never seen it with keycaps on it that do it justice (maybe 9009).  The silver is a classic choice and would go with anything, but it may be boring.  White is awesome and looks close to the original PCJr board, but I have a few white boards lined up.  Dark gray is always nice.  GAAAAAAAAA.  I can't decide.

I wish I could see Muted on the blue and gray cases and see Honeywell on the white. Also wonder what ePBT slate will look like on gray.

What did you end up going for? I got the Dark Red from last round and can highly recommend it!

This was my reason to get the dark red and I think it's also a good refernce point for any color matching with a red/dark red case. (https://images.generation-msx.nl/hardware/dd3c1aa5.png)

White or grey keycaps is a good match. :thumb:

(Underrated, but the titanium badge is thus a really nice looking match too. It's what I went for and it's a much more sober look than going full brass with dark red.)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: Lyle88 on Thu, 06 September 2018, 01:33:02
Can anyone describe to me if there is any difference in feeling or sound between using an aluminium plate vs brass plate? I feel like I might regret not getting one..

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Last day to join!)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Thu, 06 September 2018, 08:38:06
I'm completely torn on color choice.  The red looks the best on it's own, but I've never seen it with keycaps on it that do it justice (maybe 9009).  The silver is a classic choice and would go with anything, but it may be boring.  White is awesome and looks close to the original PCJr board, but I have a few white boards lined up.  Dark gray is always nice.  GAAAAAAAAA.  I can't decide.

I wish I could see Muted on the blue and gray cases and see Honeywell on the white. Also wonder what ePBT slate will look like on gray.

Red CA66 with GMK Camping (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/9de9cl/time_to_go_hiking/)
Red CA66 with GMK Red Samurai (https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/9csuks/gmk_red_samurai_x_ca66_gallery/)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB closed)
Post by: redjarojam on Thu, 06 September 2018, 11:49:18
I ended up going with dark gray. Dark red was a tough contender but I felt the Dark gray would suit me in set flexibility for the future. That GMK red samurai and the dark red CA66 is top tier though. Gorgeous. I might regret my decision when SA Royalty comes out...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB closed)
Post by: Photoelectric on Thu, 06 September 2018, 12:23:15
Dark red is my favorite, but I also really like blue-gray and olive green options.  Chocolate brown was going to be nice too but didn't make it.  Personally I prefer the darker versions of the keyboard to silver/white.  Dark red/bordeaux makes me think of my favorite fountain pen inks like Diamine Syrah and Colorverse Dark Energy.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB closed)
Post by: Taques on Thu, 06 September 2018, 13:45:12
Decided to go with silver with brass plate for SA Godspeed and SA Symbiosis! Canít wait for it to arrive  :D

Dark red is my favorite, but I also really like blue-gray and olive green options.  Chocolate brown was going to be nice too but didn't make it.  Personally I prefer the darker versions of the keyboard to silver/white.  Dark red/bordeaux makes me think of my favorite fountain pen inks like Diamine Syrah and Colorverse Dark Energy.

Colorverse Dark Energy is such an amazing ink!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB closed)
Post by: lundmore on Thu, 06 September 2018, 21:40:53
WTB black > grey > silver HHKB BLE version if anyone is willing to part ways..
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB closed)
Post by: Vizir on Thu, 06 September 2018, 21:53:41
Why didn't you join the GB?
WTB black > grey > silver HHKB BLE version if anyone is willing to part ways..
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB closed)
Post by: cijanzen on Sat, 08 September 2018, 21:57:29
I just finished converting an old telephone cord into a USB cable for use with the dark red CA66. I hope the colours turn out!

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB closed)
Post by: ctrl on Mon, 10 September 2018, 01:18:30
I just finished converting an old telephone cord into a USB cable for use with the dark red CA66. I hope the colours turn out!

(Attachment Link)

I got a dark red CA66 last round. I'd say you got the same matching colour! :thumb:

(Personally, I'd go for grey though. It looks great with dark red!)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB closed)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 10 September 2018, 06:14:47
Why didn't you join the GB?
WTB black > grey > silver HHKB BLE version if anyone is willing to part ways..

 :-X

I just finished converting an old telephone cord into a USB cable for use with the dark red CA66. I hope the colours turn out!

(Attachment Link)

This is definitely going to be a nice combo. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB closed)
Post by: JDragon on Tue, 11 September 2018, 02:53:05
I saw in the IC thread that bright dip anodizing was being considered as a potential option - can we request that or will all boards be matte? I ordered a silver but if glossier silver is possible would be happy to take that up.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB closed)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 11 September 2018, 20:56:01
I saw in the IC thread that bright dip anodizing was being considered as a potential option - can we request that or will all boards be matte? I ordered a silver but if glossier silver is possible would be happy to take that up.

All will be matte finish. :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB closed)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 11 September 2018, 21:01:02
Hi guys!

We are now sorting out orders.
Please help us check your email if you purchased extra alu plates and alps plates.
We've sent an email for confirming your choices.

And some orders didn't leave case version choice in it, these email address will receive confirmation email as well.

If you have reply the email, please bear with us.
We'll make an online order list and send emails to everyone to see if your order is correct.

Thanks! :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB closed)
Post by: parityb1t on Wed, 12 September 2018, 05:16:46
Hi guys!

We are now sorting out orders.
Please help us check your email if you purchased extra alu plates and alps plates.
We've sent an email for confirming your choices.

And some orders didn't leave case version choice in it, these email address will receive confirmation email as well.

If you have reply the email, please bear with us.
We'll make an online order list and send emails to everyone to see if your order is correct.

Thanks! :thumb:

Haven't received email for extra alps plate yet  :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB closed)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 12 September 2018, 14:13:28
Hi guys!

We are now sorting out orders.
Please help us check your email if you purchased extra alu plates and alps plates.
We've sent an email for confirming your choices.

And some orders didn't leave case version choice in it, these email address will receive confirmation email as well.

If you have reply the email, please bear with us.
We'll make an online order list and send emails to everyone to see if your order is correct.

Thanks! :thumb:

Nothing here...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB closed)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 14 September 2018, 21:15:17
Hi everyone.

We've sent out all choice confirmation mails to pending choices order owners.
Please help us check your email, even the spam folder.
Reply asap for letting us move to the next step - material ordering. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB closed)
Post by: pixelpusher on Fri, 14 September 2018, 21:35:36
Hi everyone.

We've sent out all choice confirmation mails to pending choices order owners.
Please help us check your email, even the spam folder.
Reply asap for letting us move to the next step - material ordering. :thumb:

If you have spots open up, will we have a chance to get in?  I talked myself out of joining and now I regret it.  lol
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sun, 16 September 2018, 00:25:17
Hi everyone.

We've sent out all choice confirmation mails to pending choices order owners.
Please help us check your email, even the spam folder.
Reply asap for letting us move to the next step - material ordering. :thumb:

If you have spots open up, will we have a chance to get in?  I talked myself out of joining and now I regret it.  lol
Pretty sure the idea with group buys is that the order is made once the group buy closes. So you will probably have to look on r/mm for one.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: Oatburner on Sun, 16 September 2018, 01:37:29
Here are some more photos that show what the CA66 is like.

https://imgur.com/a/nqmewB0

The case and badge have great textures to them.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: ZyBeR on Sun, 16 September 2018, 04:34:42
Why did I miss this GB :/


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sun, 16 September 2018, 12:19:04
Hi everyone.

We've sent out all choice confirmation mails to pending choices order owners.
Please help us check your email, even the spam folder.
Reply asap for letting us move to the next step - material ordering. :thumb:

If you have spots open up, will we have a chance to get in?  I talked myself out of joining and now I regret it.  lol
Pretty sure the idea with group buys is that the order is made once the group buy closes. So you will probably have to look on r/mm for one.

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Yes, but sometimes people who joined need the money after they've paid and will sell their spot to someone who missed out.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: pixelpusher on Sun, 16 September 2018, 12:36:02
Hi everyone.

We've sent out all choice confirmation mails to pending choices order owners.
Please help us check your email, even the spam folder.
Reply asap for letting us move to the next step - material ordering. :thumb:

If you have spots open up, will we have a chance to get in?  I talked myself out of joining and now I regret it.  lol
Pretty sure the idea with group buys is that the order is made once the group buy closes. So you will probably have to look on r/mm for one.

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Yes, but sometimes people who joined need the money after they've paid and will sell their spot to someone who missed out.

Yep, also it's pretty common for people to not pay their invoices, and the GB runner is left with extra units.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (GB closed)
Post by: T0mb3ry on Sun, 16 September 2018, 12:55:09
Hi everyone.

We've sent out all choice confirmation mails to pending choices order owners.
Please help us check your email, even the spam folder.
Reply asap for letting us move to the next step - material ordering. :thumb:

I did not get any confirmation mail for my order either. :/
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: vonswoopington on Sun, 16 September 2018, 13:08:51
Hi everyone.

We've sent out all choice confirmation mails to pending choices order owners.
Please help us check your email, even the spam folder.
Reply asap for letting us move to the next step - material ordering. :thumb:

I did not get any confirmation mail for my order either. :/
Same. Nothing here.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: edasaur on Sun, 16 September 2018, 13:14:43
Hi everyone.

We've sent out all choice confirmation mails to pending choices order owners.
Please help us check your email, even the spam folder.
Reply asap for letting us move to the next step - material ordering. :thumb:

I did not get any confirmation mail for my order either. :/
Same. Nothing here.
I got an email asking whether I wanted WKL vs HHKB for the case version, so that might be what was referred to?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: vonswoopington on Sun, 16 September 2018, 13:20:16
Hi everyone.

We've sent out all choice confirmation mails to pending choices order owners.
Please help us check your email, even the spam folder.
Reply asap for letting us move to the next step - material ordering. :thumb:

I did not get any confirmation mail for my order either. :/
Same. Nothing here.
I got an email asking whether I wanted WKL vs HHKB for the case version, so that might be what was referred to?

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
Hmm maybe. I do have a purchase confirmation email and PayPal receipt but no direct communication with OP.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 16 September 2018, 21:20:43
Hi everyone.

We've sent out all choice confirmation mails to pending choices order owners.
Please help us check your email, even the spam folder.
Reply asap for letting us move to the next step - material ordering. :thumb:

I did not get any confirmation mail for my order either. :/
Same. Nothing here.
I got an email asking whether I wanted WKL vs HHKB for the case version, so that might be what was referred to?

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Hmm maybe. I do have a purchase confirmation email and PayPal receipt but no direct communication with OP.

Some people forgot to choose the case version. Now they are all confirmed. :thumb:
We'll be moving to machining process soon once the factory are free to go.

There are still 3 orders haven't reply the mail of extra alu plate color.
Please confirm them with us soon! ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: vonswoopington on Sun, 16 September 2018, 21:26:47
Hi everyone.

We've sent out all choice confirmation mails to pending choices order owners.
Please help us check your email, even the spam folder.
Reply asap for letting us move to the next step - material ordering. :thumb:

I did not get any confirmation mail for my order either. :/
Same. Nothing here.
I got an email asking whether I wanted WKL vs HHKB for the case version, so that might be what was referred to?

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
Hmm maybe. I do have a purchase confirmation email and PayPal receipt but no direct communication with OP.

Some people forgot to choose the case version. Now they are all confirmed. :thumb:
We'll be moving to machining process soon once the factory are free to go.

There are still 3 orders haven't reply the mail of extra alu plate color.
Please confirm them with us soon! ;)

Ah okay. I just want to make sure I'm in :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sun, 16 September 2018, 21:28:16
Hi everyone.

We've sent out all choice confirmation mails to pending choices order owners.
Please help us check your email, even the spam folder.
Reply asap for letting us move to the next step - material ordering. :thumb:

I did not get any confirmation mail for my order either. :/
Same. Nothing here.
I got an email asking whether I wanted WKL vs HHKB for the case version, so that might be what was referred to?

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
Hmm maybe. I do have a purchase confirmation email and PayPal receipt but no direct communication with OP.

Some people forgot to choose the case version. Now they are all confirmed. :thumb:
We'll be moving to machining process soon once the factory are free to go.

There are still 3 orders haven't reply the mail of extra alu plate color.
Please confirm them with us soon! ;)
Is it too late to add one more brass plate to my order?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 17 September 2018, 05:54:17
Guys. Please check your email for order confirmation mail. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: Lyle88 on Mon, 17 September 2018, 08:04:20
I just want to say whoever is responding to the chat messages on the Play keyboard website is doing a fantastic job! I have made a number of additions to my order and they have been super helpful

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: vonswoopington on Mon, 17 September 2018, 08:59:13
Guys. Please check your email for order confirmation mail. :thumb:
I can't remember but do we have a choice in aluminum plates colors or is it gold by default?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: slxdegrees on Mon, 17 September 2018, 09:04:40
Guys. Please check your email for order confirmation mail. :thumb:
I can't remember but do we have a choice in aluminum plates colors or is it gold by default?
If you are talking about the extra, then no. You should have received an email from them to clarify. Otherwise, you should already have selected it in the options.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: vonswoopington on Mon, 17 September 2018, 09:08:05
Guys. Please check your email for order confirmation mail. :thumb:
I can't remember but do we have a choice in aluminum plates colors or is it gold by default?
If you are talking about the extra, then no. You should have received an email from them to clarify. Otherwise, you should already have selected it in the options.
Thanks. I think I'm good then.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: slxdegrees on Mon, 17 September 2018, 09:09:43
Guys. Please check your email for order confirmation mail. :thumb:
I can't remember but do we have a choice in aluminum plates colors or is it gold by default?
If you are talking about the extra, then no. You should have received an email from them to clarify. Otherwise, you should already have selected it in the options.
Thanks. I think I'm good then.
You should have received an email with a link to a google spreadsheet from them. Crosscheck your order to ensure that everything is in order. If not, do contact them to clear things up.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: vonswoopington on Mon, 17 September 2018, 09:15:09
Guys. Please check your email for order confirmation mail. :thumb:
I can't remember but do we have a choice in aluminum plates colors or is it gold by default?
If you are talking about the extra, then no. You should have received an email from them to clarify. Otherwise, you should already have selected it in the options.
Thanks. I think I'm good then.
You should have received an email with a link to a google spreadsheet from them. Crosscheck your order to ensure that everything is in order. If not, do contact them to clear things up.
Yup just saw the email and everything looks good. Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: mute on Mon, 17 September 2018, 11:13:08
I just want to say whoever is responding to the chat messages on the Play keyboard website is doing a fantastic job! I have made a number of additions to my order and they have been super helpful

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I second this.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: ramblinrose on Tue, 18 September 2018, 08:31:49
Yup was easy to add a last minute regular PCB to my order.
Now the wait begins!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: dondongler on Wed, 26 September 2018, 17:01:47
I see the bt pcb is still in stock on the site, is it possible to add one to my order so I can bundle shipping with the rest of my board? Sorry for any trouble this causes.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: lazyfart on Fri, 05 October 2018, 20:29:15
Will there be a round 3? I just discovered this :( was so keen on alps and Bluetooth compatibility.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: 5inn3d- on Sat, 06 October 2018, 03:02:54
any planned extras?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: NINJER on Sun, 07 October 2018, 22:53:21
Any plans to do hot swap for next group buy? Would be very interested.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 08 October 2018, 20:55:52
I see the bt pcb is still in stock on the site, is it possible to add one to my order so I can bundle shipping with the rest of my board? Sorry for any trouble this causes.

We might have some extra available for purchasing after GB is done. :thumb:

Will there be a round 3? I just discovered this :( was so keen on alps and Bluetooth compatibility.

Any plans to do hot swap for next group buy? Would be very interested.

No sorry. :-[

any planned extras?

Might be!
Please follow out instagram for updates. :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: 5inn3d- on Tue, 09 October 2018, 15:53:04

any planned extras?

Might be!
Please follow out instagram for updates. :D

sweet looking forward! :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: DePulse on Fri, 19 October 2018, 23:12:04
Planning to sell my spot if anyone's interested. Possibly a change of plan on my side. BT Pcb, alu plate, white case color, HHKB layout. Dm me!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: PM_Your_Switches on Mon, 22 October 2018, 10:06:09
I've heard a couple comments while watching build streams that the V2 CA66 is going to have the light strip elevated to help stop the light bleed into the surrounding keys. I can't find documentation of this anywhere; is it true?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: cijanzen on Mon, 22 October 2018, 10:08:06
I've heard a couple comments while watching build streams that the V2 CA66 is going to have the light strip elevated to help stop the light bleed into the surrounding keys. I can't find documentation of this anywhere; is it true?

Yes, Play Keyboards stated this during the IC. The Bluetooth pcb doesnít have the elevated led strip but the wired one does!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: Vizir on Mon, 22 October 2018, 11:38:43
I thought both had it...
I've heard a couple comments while watching build streams that the V2 CA66 is going to have the light strip elevated to help stop the light bleed into the surrounding keys. I can't find documentation of this anywhere; is it true?

Yes, Play Keyboards stated this during the IC. The Bluetooth pcb doesnít have the elevated led strip but the wired one does!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: PM_Your_Switches on Mon, 22 October 2018, 12:03:00
I've heard a couple comments while watching build streams that the V2 CA66 is going to have the light strip elevated to help stop the light bleed into the surrounding keys. I can't find documentation of this anywhere; is it true?

Yes, Play Keyboards stated this during the IC. The Bluetooth pcb doesnít have the elevated led strip but the wired one does!

Thank you for the info! I went through the IC briefly when I joined the GB, but I must have missed that.

I'm super excited for this kit. I have a custom cable ready, Modern Dolch arrives around the same time, modded jailhouse green switches with gold 50g springs ready to go, and I built a pc to match everything. 
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: ZyBeR on Mon, 22 October 2018, 17:22:53
I've heard a couple comments while watching build streams that the V2 CA66 is going to have the light strip elevated to help stop the light bleed into the surrounding keys. I can't find documentation of this anywhere; is it true?

Yes, Play Keyboards stated this during the IC. The Bluetooth pcb doesnít have the elevated led strip but the wired one does!
So the BT pcb will leak light compared to the non bt-pcb?
Is there any pictures that show how big the difference is?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: cijanzen on Mon, 22 October 2018, 17:32:24
I've heard a couple comments while watching build streams that the V2 CA66 is going to have the light strip elevated to help stop the light bleed into the surrounding keys. I can't find documentation of this anywhere; is it true?

Yes, Play Keyboards stated this during the IC. The Bluetooth pcb doesnít have the elevated led strip but the wired one does!
So the BT pcb will leak light compared to the non bt-pcb?
Is there any pictures that show how big the difference is?

There arenít any photos at this time that Iím aware of. But that is correct. From the photos Iíve seen the light leak is pretty minimal and can be blocked if you feel so inclined. 001anthony did a build stream where he made a ďlight wallĒ to prevent light bleed using some foam.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (waiting for pending choices)
Post by: lazyfart on Tue, 23 October 2018, 02:12:35
Planning to sell my spot if anyone's interested. Possibly a change of plan on my side. BT Pcb, alu plate, white case color, HHKB layout. Dm me!

pm
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 08 November 2018, 05:43:00
Hi guys. Hope you are all doing well. A quick update here.

CNC is 50% done.

We are kind of busy at the moment for multiple things coming up.
Sorry for the late reply if we can't do it on time.  :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: opioid on Fri, 09 November 2018, 22:43:57
Sad I missed out.  :( Will be following IG for possible extras but if anyone had a change of heart and is selling their BT WKL version let me know via PM!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: V. Vega on Sat, 10 November 2018, 20:35:53
I hope there are extras!

Though if anyone decides they'd rather not keep their dark grey hhkb spot, I'd be happy to buy it  :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sun, 11 November 2018, 13:58:56
Iím hoping there will at least be extras of the standard V2 pcb and Alps plates... didnít have the money at the time, but would really like to do an alps build of this...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: krey on Mon, 12 November 2018, 02:18:26
Very excited. definitely looking forward to seeing everything done.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: xoxox1029 on Mon, 12 November 2018, 21:36:08
i am looking for extra kits  :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: factoryofidols on Tue, 13 November 2018, 00:45:29
Man I'm so bummed that I missed out on this. That blue case is exactly what I want for my upcoming MT3 Godspeed build  :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: LevelSteam on Tue, 13 November 2018, 22:17:34
I missed out on this as well. Are there plans for a R3 in the future?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: Lyle88 on Wed, 14 November 2018, 00:26:42
i am looking for extra kits  :(
PCBs and plates or case?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Wed, 14 November 2018, 00:31:03
looking for an extra PCB and alps plate here too...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: Lyle88 on Wed, 14 November 2018, 00:50:01
looking for an extra PCB and alps plate here too...
I didn't get any Alps plates but depending on which one I decide to keep (bt/wired) I will probably have a spare PCB and plate to let go.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: Vizir on Wed, 14 November 2018, 08:14:15
looking for an extra PCB and alps plate here too...
I didn't get any Alps plates but depending on which one I decide to keep (bt/wired) I will probably have a spare PCB and plate to let go.

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Pretty sure the BT pcb model is Alps compatible and I think the plates are too
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 14 November 2018, 10:50:31
looking for an extra PCB and alps plate here too...
I didn't get any Alps plates but depending on which one I decide to keep (bt/wired) I will probably have a spare PCB and plate to let go.

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Pretty sure the BT pcb model is Alps compatible and I think the plates are too

Huh, I could've sworn it was the stock PCB that was Alps compatible, guess I was wrong. Going to be looking for a second BT PCB now, I guess.
If the plates weren't Alps or MX specific, why would an Alps plate have been an option? And why would both an MX and an Alps plate been shown as separate in the OP?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: Vizir on Wed, 14 November 2018, 11:04:17
looking for an extra PCB and alps plate here too...
I didn't get any Alps plates but depending on which one I decide to keep (bt/wired) I will probably have a spare PCB and plate to let go.

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Pretty sure the BT pcb model is Alps compatible and I think the plates are too

Huh, I could've sworn it was the stock PCB that was Alps compatible, guess I was wrong. Going to be looking for a second BT PCB now, I guess.
If the plates weren't Alps or MX specific, why would an Alps plate have been an option? And why would both an MX and an Alps plate been shown as separate in the OP?
****. I guess I am looking for a Alps plate. If anyone has a spare or wants to sell, please pm me. Thanks. I am open to trade a brass plate for your alu alps plate.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: mute on Tue, 20 November 2018, 14:52:06
So, has anyone bought their battery yet? I'm hoping to not have to solder one in case the battery goes bad. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: soakedcardinal on Mon, 26 November 2018, 12:25:58
So, has anyone bought their battery yet? I'm hoping to not have to solder one in case the battery goes bad. Any suggestions?

I was planning on ordering one after I get dimensions of the available space . . I'm guessing you should be able to fit upwards of 3000 mAh using a long flat rectangular cell.

But I'm not positive how the circuit works. USB charging when plugged in, but how much current? - is the charging circuit specific for LiPo chemistry? (3.6-4.2V)

I would like to use a Li-Ion cell (3.2-4.2V) as that would make overcharging/overdischarging a lot less explosive (did I hear correctly that the LED bar does voltage monitoring?) and also fit a couple more mAh.

For connecting, it should be up to your preference . . I will probably use a connector though.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Mon, 26 November 2018, 23:21:56
So, has anyone bought their battery yet? I'm hoping to not have to solder one in case the battery goes bad. Any suggestions?

I was planning on ordering one after I get dimensions of the available space . . I'm guessing you should be able to fit upwards of 3000 mAh using a long flat rectangular cell.

But I'm not positive how the circuit works. USB charging when plugged in, but how much current? - is the charging circuit specific for LiPo chemistry? (3.6-4.2V)

I would like to use a Li-Ion cell (3.2-4.2V) as that would make overcharging/overdischarging a lot less explosive (did I hear correctly that the LED bar does voltage monitoring?) and also fit a couple more mAh.

For connecting, it should be up to your preference . . I will probably use a connector though.

Yes, you can probably fit just about any single cell 3000mah lipo, theres a lot of room inside the case.
IDK about the charging circuit, but i would imagine you could easily use li-Ion cells instead, they have the same nominal voltage as a single lipo cell. might be hard to find a cell with a small enough diameter to fit in the case though. idk if an18 series would fit, but you might be able to fit a 14 series an just parallel a couple cells...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: cijanzen on Tue, 27 November 2018, 13:47:47
So, has anyone bought their battery yet? I'm hoping to not have to solder one in case the battery goes bad. Any suggestions?

I was planning on ordering one after I get dimensions of the available space . . I'm guessing you should be able to fit upwards of 3000 mAh using a long flat rectangular cell.

But I'm not positive how the circuit works. USB charging when plugged in, but how much current? - is the charging circuit specific for LiPo chemistry? (3.6-4.2V)

I would like to use a Li-Ion cell (3.2-4.2V) as that would make overcharging/overdischarging a lot less explosive (did I hear correctly that the LED bar does voltage monitoring?) and also fit a couple more mAh.

For connecting, it should be up to your preference . . I will probably use a connector though.


See this message from earlier:

I apologize if this has been answered before, but will it be possible to git an alps plate in place of the default plate at no extra cost? I don't need two :thumb:

Thanks

Sorry to say no. :-X

Would this battery: https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32820875729.html?pid=808_0000_0101&spm=a2g0n.search-amp.list.32820875729&aff_trace_key=6a61fd7838f946c4bc418407ca8645d1-1495827122980-06676-F233fuf&aff_short_key=F233fuf&aff_platform=msite (https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32820875729.html?pid=808_0000_0101&spm=a2g0n.search-amp.list.32820875729&aff_trace_key=6a61fd7838f946c4bc418407ca8645d1-1495827122980-06676-F233fuf&aff_short_key=F233fuf&aff_platform=msite) work and do I need anything else like a connector? If I need a connector what should I look for?

You'll need a connector if you want to plug in/out easily. The size will be 1.25mm, 2 pin.
Or you can just remove the receptacle on PCB and solder wires in holes instead.

When ordering spare parts how would we select colors for aluminum plates (both regular and alps)? There isnít an option to select plate colors. Should we make a note somewhere?

We already realized we missed the color choosing parts for both plates.
It's a bit complicate for setting up the page and we don't think change it during GB period is a good idea.
So we'll send emails to order owners for checking everyone's choice of colors.
Sorry for causing any inconvenience. :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: cijanzen on Tue, 27 November 2018, 13:50:40
I purchased  https://www.aliexpress.com/item/20sets-MICRO-JST-1-25-2-3-4-5-6-pin-connector-1-25MM-PITCH-Horizontal/32886276397.html (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/20sets-MICRO-JST-1-25-2-3-4-5-6-pin-connector-1-25MM-PITCH-Horizontal/32886276397.html) for the battery connector.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: mute on Wed, 28 November 2018, 13:20:49
Alright, thanks for the help. I actually just found one with the connector included:
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell%C2%AE-2500mAh-Rechargeable-Lithium-Polymer/dp/B0798K2Y8F/ref=sr_1_14_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1543431186&sr=8-14&keywords=3.7v+jst+1.5mm

There're larger ones, but I'm a little worried about it fitting:
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell%C2%AE-3000mAh-Rechargeable-Lithium-Polymer/dp/B0798D2DDJ/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1543431953&sr=8-1&keywords=3.7v+jst+1.5mm+3000mAh

The image from the IC post looks like the measurements are somewhere around 150mm x 50mm. Still not sure on the depth though.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 28 November 2018, 21:08:10
Alright, thanks for the help. I actually just found one with the connector included:
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell%C2%AE-2500mAh-Rechargeable-Lithium-Polymer/dp/B0798K2Y8F/ref=sr_1_14_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1543431186&sr=8-14&keywords=3.7v+jst+1.5mm

There're larger ones, but I'm a little worried about it fitting:
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell%C2%AE-3000mAh-Rechargeable-Lithium-Polymer/dp/B0798D2DDJ/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1543431953&sr=8-1&keywords=3.7v+jst+1.5mm+3000mAh

The image from the IC post looks like the measurements are somewhere around 150mm x 50mm. Still not sure on the depth though.

There should be enough room for either of those batteries. I just took some rough measurements with a ruler, but either one should fit. The only thing I would be concerned with would be the switch pins.

Since you wouldnít want them to puncture the battery, personally I would find the optimal location for the battery, mark it out on the board, and then of the switches that would be under the battery, I would clip the pins of those switches level with the pcb before soldering them, then use double sided tape to attach the batter to the bottom plate so it stays in place.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: cijanzen on Fri, 30 November 2018, 11:58:29
Can we get an update on where things are at? I expect a bit of delay but just trying to gauge approximately when we might expect shipping to start.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: upintheclouds on Fri, 30 November 2018, 13:22:16
Alright, thanks for the help. I actually just found one with the connector included:
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell%C2%AE-2500mAh-Rechargeable-Lithium-Polymer/dp/B0798K2Y8F/ref=sr_1_14_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1543431186&sr=8-14&keywords=3.7v+jst+1.5mm

There're larger ones, but I'm a little worried about it fitting:
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell%C2%AE-3000mAh-Rechargeable-Lithium-Polymer/dp/B0798D2DDJ/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1543431953&sr=8-1&keywords=3.7v+jst+1.5mm+3000mAh

The image from the IC post looks like the measurements are somewhere around 150mm x 50mm. Still not sure on the depth though.

There should be enough room for either of those batteries. I just took some rough measurements with a ruler, but either one should fit. The only thing I would be concerned with would be the switch pins.

Since you wouldn’t want them to puncture the battery, personally I would find the optimal location for the battery, mark it out on the board, and then of the switches that would be under the battery, I would clip the pins of those switches level with the pcb before soldering them, then use double sided tape to attach the batter to the bottom plate so it stays in place.

I used this rubber sheet https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WCZD1LZ (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WCZD1LZ) under the PCB for a tray-mounted wood case where I carved out a space for the battery. I didn't 100% finish the build (screw issues compounded, but I digress), but this appeared to keep the pointy ends of the switches from puncturing the battery without having to clip them.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Fri, 30 November 2018, 17:43:32
I personally would clip the pins, thereís only 5-6mm of clearance in the thinner portion of the board between the pcb and the bottom plate, and the single cell lipos listed are both 4mm thick. So you only have 1-2 mm of clearance, which the pins are 1-2mm above the pcb surface, which wouldnít leave much room for that pad, but you might be able to squeeze it all in, but fit would be tight. Plus with lipos you always want to leave a little room for possible swelling (batterys should be replaced if they swell a lot), any excessive swelling might make that pad useless, and you really donít want that lipo to get punctured...

To each their own, and everyone can do it as they please; but thatís how I would personally do it, just to ensure that everything was as safe as possible for my build. Last thing I want is a flaming CA66.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: Vizir on Fri, 30 November 2018, 20:00:54
just posting for more visibility, I am looking to buy an alps plate. forgot to order one. so if anyone has a spare, i'd love to take it off your hands. thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: dondongler on Mon, 03 December 2018, 15:57:52
This still shipping in a week? Lol
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: RaySasQuach on Tue, 04 December 2018, 01:26:26
If anyone has a spare PCB I can buy off them, please PM me.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: Emir on Tue, 04 December 2018, 01:32:38
We need a round 3, so sad I missed out. :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: Lyle88 on Tue, 04 December 2018, 01:58:44
We need a round 3, so sad I missed out. :(
According to OP there won't be one, but there are regularly ones that are for sale on r/mechmarket

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: upintheclouds on Fri, 07 December 2018, 12:18:27
This still shipping in a week? Lol

Also wondering this. Is CNC still just at 50%? Are we getting these in December?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (CNC 50% done)
Post by: DoCallMeKing on Fri, 07 December 2018, 20:25:43
Would be a great Xmas present to myself.
Really hope they finish up and get sent.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 08 December 2018, 10:59:58
Hi guys. We just finished CNC process, and ready to move to anodizing phase.
This round wasn't as smooth as last one. We spent some time dealing with them.

Photos will be updated and posted in here like last time to let you guys know what's happening.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: Photoelectric on Sat, 08 December 2018, 11:41:33
Hi guys. We just finished CNC process, and ready to move to anodizing phase.
This round wasn't as smooth as last one. We spent some time dealing with them.

Photos will be updated and posted in here like last time to let you guys know what's happening.  :thumb:

Looking forward to photos of the progress--those are always fun.  Do you mean "not as smooth" as in there were issues with QC?  Hopefully that's sorted.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: cijanzen on Sat, 08 December 2018, 11:46:27
Hi guys. We just finished CNC process, and ready to move to anodizing phase.
This round wasn't as smooth as last one. We spent some time dealing with them.

Photos will be updated and posted in here like last time to let you guys know what's happening.  :thumb:

Looking forward to photos of the progress--those are always fun.  Do you mean "not as smooth" as in there were issues with QC?  Hopefully that's sorted.

Pretty sure itís meant as the process wasnít as smooth as last time. There was the typhoon which slowed things down and the fact that theyíre working on doppio TKL at the same time.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Mon, 10 December 2018, 12:41:53
looking forward to the photos !!!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: tex_live_utility on Tue, 11 December 2018, 14:11:31
 Sorry if I missed it, but are the plate files available anywhere? I'm thinking about getting one of these: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=98567.0
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: fer.real on Tue, 11 December 2018, 16:32:15
Sorry if I missed it, but are the plate files available anywhere? I'm thinking about getting one of these: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=98567.0

They're in the OP.  https://goo.gl/DXNwqL (https://goo.gl/DXNwqL)

I also want a titanium plate to match the titanium badge.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: spooknik on Sun, 16 December 2018, 03:18:11
Looking to buy someone's spot if they don't want it anymore. Would prefer the HHKB version. Give me a PM.  :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: Jaxxstatic on Mon, 17 December 2018, 16:52:44
TWO round 1 PCBs have crapped out on me now. Have these issues been addressed at all for the round 2 PCBs? If so, I'll try to buy one aftermarket. If not, I hope people with Round 2 spots don't experience this same issue.
So far I have wasted a bunch of money and time on a non-functioning, pretty brick.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: Shell058 on Tue, 18 December 2018, 02:51:48
TWO round 1 PCBs have crapped out on me now. Have these issues been addressed at all for the round 2 PCBs? If so, I'll try to buy one aftermarket. If not, I hope people with Round 2 spots don't experience this same issue.
So far I have wasted a bunch of money and time on a non-functioning, pretty brick.

I had the same issues, two round one PCBs that eventually died. Messaged PlayKeyboardTW about it and he said they found the problem and have fixed it for round 2. I'd message him about your issues, he was very responsive and is including a replacement in my R2 order and may be able to help you out.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: Jaxxstatic on Tue, 18 December 2018, 09:43:25
TWO round 1 PCBs have crapped out on me now. Have these issues been addressed at all for the round 2 PCBs? If so, I'll try to buy one aftermarket. If not, I hope people with Round 2 spots don't experience this same issue.
So far I have wasted a bunch of money and time on a non-functioning, pretty brick.

I had the same issues, two round one PCBs that eventually died. Messaged PlayKeyboardTW about it and he said they found the problem and have fixed it for round 2. I'd message him about your issues, he was very responsive and is including a replacement in my R2 order and may be able to help you out.
I'll do that. Thanks for the suggestion.
I bought all my CA66 stuff aftermarket, though, so I don't expect that they're obliged to do anything.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: beerafffe1 on Tue, 18 December 2018, 18:56:15
Looking to let go of my spot, Purple WKL with two standard PCBs. PM me if interested.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 23 December 2018, 02:54:06
Default PCB updates here. We put some tricks in it. ;)
[attach=1][attach=2]
[attach=3][attach=4]

We made 4 keys on the right side, and WKL left Control positions hot-swappable for you guys to play with.
Some SMD white LED will also be provided as well for all of you.

Case photos update will come soon. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sun, 23 December 2018, 03:23:38
Now I'm getting excited! 65g V2 zilents just arrived with gh V2 lube, SP SA Honeywell ready to go. Just need the white hhkb style CA66 now (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181223/38e414e0c8bb5a8df9d19b80ac0ab2c4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181223/dc2f95da70112a83468062cef47d156d.jpg)

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: fer.real on Sun, 23 December 2018, 05:19:38
Default PCB updates here. We put some tricks in it. ;)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

We made 4 keys on the right side, and WKL left Control positions hot-swappable for you guys to play with.
Some SMD white LED will also be provided as well for all of you.

Case photos update will come soon. :thumb:

Very exciting additions!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Thu, 27 December 2018, 00:06:24
Should I pm you to change my shipping address ? I am having to move to another place on short notice.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: parityb1t on Thu, 27 December 2018, 07:57:02
Default PCB updates here. We put some tricks in it. ;)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

We made 4 keys on the right side, and WKL left Control positions hot-swappable for you guys to play with.
Some SMD white LED will also be provided as well for all of you.

Case photos update will come soon. :thumb:


woo, nice. thanks for the nice surprise :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: teh_pengers on Sat, 05 January 2019, 21:17:48
Sounds like the cases might be done soonish. Is there a new ship date estimate?

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: blizzara01 on Sat, 05 January 2019, 21:29:25
A bit offtopic. Will Doppio run after this CA66?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sun, 06 January 2019, 09:28:15
Sounds like the cases might be done soonish. Is there a new ship date estimate?

Thanks!

Yeah, hoping this finishes up before CNY...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: dondongler on Sun, 06 January 2019, 11:17:48
Also really hoping this can get shipped before Chinese New Year.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: DoCallMeKing on Sun, 06 January 2019, 22:02:28
Just wanting to double check, but the new Bluetooth pcbís work in the v1 case, right?
Also, is there a way to purchase them right now or is just wait until they are stocked on the play keyboard website?
Thanks all.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Mon, 07 January 2019, 00:15:55
They were available to purchase during the R2 group buy, but they've said there may be some extras available in their store after the R2 buy completes.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: DoCallMeKing on Mon, 07 January 2019, 08:35:11
Ok. Iíll have to keep an eye on the store front then.
Thanks a lot mate.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 09 January 2019, 00:15:55
Hi guys,

We are now in anodizing phase. And we've got some extra WKL version (no HHKB version) CA66 available for purchasing if someone missed the GB.
You can choose the color yourself as well.

The deadline is on 12th, Saturday.

Please contact us via -
Store: https://play-keyboard.store/
Mail: yj7272098@hotmail.com

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: pixelpusher on Wed, 09 January 2019, 00:57:40
Hi guys,

We are now in anodizing phase. And we've got some extra WKL version (no HHKB version) CA66 available for purchasing if someone missed the GB.
You can choose the color yourself as well.

The deadline is on 12th, Saturday.

Please contact us via -
Store: https://play-keyboard.store/
Mail: yj7272098@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Okay, so if I want a white or dark gray winkeyless board I just send it through email?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 09 January 2019, 03:13:44
Hi guys,

We are now in anodizing phase. And we've got some extra WKL version (no HHKB version) CA66 available for purchasing if someone missed the GB.
You can choose the color yourself as well.

The deadline is on 12th, Saturday.

Please contact us via -
Store: https://play-keyboard.store/
Mail: yj7272098@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Okay, so if I want a white or dark gray winkeyless board I just send it through email?

Yes please :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: 5inn3d- on Wed, 09 January 2019, 03:27:35
Hi guys,

We are now in anodizing phase. And we've got some extra WKL version (no HHKB version) CA66 available for purchasing if someone missed the GB.
You can choose the color yourself as well.

The deadline is on 12th, Saturday.

Please contact us via -
Store: https://play-keyboard.store/
Mail: yj7272098@hotmail.com

Thanks!

email sent!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: JohnWest on Wed, 09 January 2019, 08:02:28
Hi guys,

We are now in anodizing phase. And we've got some extra WKL version (no HHKB version) CA66 available for purchasing if someone missed the GB.
You can choose the color yourself as well.

The deadline is on 12th, Saturday.

Please contact us via -
Store: https://play-keyboard.store/
Mail: yj7272098@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Do you also have any extra brass plates or PCBs available?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: dondongler on Wed, 09 January 2019, 08:16:04
Hi guys,

We are now in anodizing phase. And we've got some extra WKL version (no HHKB version) CA66 available for purchasing if someone missed the GB.
You can choose the color yourself as well.

The deadline is on 12th, Saturday.

Please contact us via -
Store: https://play-keyboard.store/
Mail: yj7272098@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Any estimate on the new shipping time?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to move to anodizing phase)
Post by: V. Vega on Wed, 09 January 2019, 08:16:17
Hi guys,

We are now in anodizing phase. And we've got some extra WKL version (no HHKB version) CA66 available for purchasing if someone missed the GB.
You can choose the color yourself as well.

The deadline is on 12th, Saturday.

Please contact us via -
Store: https://play-keyboard.store/
Mail: yj7272098@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Do you also have any extra brass plates or PCBs available?

Would like to know this also.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: Vizir on Wed, 09 January 2019, 08:30:04
Hi guys,

We are now in anodizing phase. And we've got some extra WKL version (no HHKB version) CA66 available for purchasing if someone missed the GB.
You can choose the color yourself as well.

The deadline is on 12th, Saturday.

Please contact us via -
Store: https://play-keyboard.store/
Mail: yj7272098@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Do you also have any extra brass plates or PCBs available?

Would like to know this also.
I'm looking for an Alps plate, if there are extras.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 09 January 2019, 22:08:39
Hi guys,

We are now in anodizing phase. And we've got some extra WKL version (no HHKB version) CA66 available for purchasing if someone missed the GB.
You can choose the color yourself as well.

The deadline is on 12th, Saturday.

Please contact us via -
Store: https://play-keyboard.store/
Mail: yj7272098@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Any estimate on the new shipping time?

The anodizing is expected to be finished around 15th to 20th.
We are catching up to ship all stuffs out before Chinese New Year. :thumb:

Hi guys,

We are now in anodizing phase. And we've got some extra WKL version (no HHKB version) CA66 available for purchasing if someone missed the GB.
You can choose the color yourself as well.

The deadline is on 12th, Saturday.

Please contact us via -
Store: https://play-keyboard.store/
Mail: yj7272098@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Do you also have any extra brass plates or PCBs available?

No extra parts available before all GB orders are out. We will put them in the site after every GB participants get there items.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: Lyle88 on Wed, 09 January 2019, 22:33:43
Hi guys,

We are now in anodizing phase. And we've got some extra WKL version (no HHKB version) CA66 available for purchasing if someone missed the GB.
You can choose the color yourself as well.

The deadline is on 12th, Saturday.

Please contact us via -
Store: https://play-keyboard.store/
Mail: yj7272098@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Any estimate on the new shipping time?

The anodizing is expected to be finished around 15th to 20th.
We are catching up to ship all stuffs out before Chinese New Year. :thumb:

Hi guys,

We are now in anodizing phase. And we've got some extra WKL version (no HHKB version) CA66 available for purchasing if someone missed the GB.
You can choose the color yourself as well.

The deadline is on 12th, Saturday.

Please contact us via -
Store: https://play-keyboard.store/
Mail: yj7272098@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Do you also have any extra brass plates or PCBs available?

No extra parts available before all GB orders are out. We will put them in the site after every GB participants get there items.
Do you mean finished 15-20th of January?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 12 January 2019, 06:36:03
Hi guys,

We are now in anodizing phase. And we've got some extra WKL version (no HHKB version) CA66 available for purchasing if someone missed the GB.
You can choose the color yourself as well.

The deadline is on 12th, Saturday.

Please contact us via -
Store: https://play-keyboard.store/
Mail: yj7272098@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Any estimate on the new shipping time?

The anodizing is expected to be finished around 15th to 20th.
We are catching up to ship all stuffs out before Chinese New Year. :thumb:

Hi guys,

We are now in anodizing phase. And we've got some extra WKL version (no HHKB version) CA66 available for purchasing if someone missed the GB.
You can choose the color yourself as well.

The deadline is on 12th, Saturday.

Please contact us via -
Store: https://play-keyboard.store/
Mail: yj7272098@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Do you also have any extra brass plates or PCBs available?

No extra parts available before all GB orders are out. We will put them in the site after every GB participants get there items.
Do you mean finished 15-20th of January?

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

Yes :thumb: Working hard to meet the time.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 12 January 2019, 06:37:55
Some pics to show. Will keep updating. :thumb:
[attach=1][attach=2]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: cijanzen on Sat, 12 January 2019, 07:55:30
Some pics to show. Will keep updating. :thumb:
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

These are looking great! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: Ephemeral on Sat, 12 January 2019, 09:09:49
Some pics to show. Will keep updating. :thumb:
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Hyped.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: teh_pengers on Sat, 12 January 2019, 12:58:49
Some pics to show. Will keep updating. :thumb:
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Kinda wishing I went for what looks like dark red :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: Vizir on Sat, 12 January 2019, 12:59:52
Some pics to show. Will keep updating. :thumb:
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Kinda wishing I went for what looks like dark red :eek:
I know! That color looks so good!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: theo313 on Sat, 12 January 2019, 23:52:37
Does anyone know if there is a profile for the CA66 on QMK configurator? I couldn't seem to find one. Edit: Never mind I found it under PlayKeyboardCa66 or something like that.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: theo313 on Sun, 13 January 2019, 01:23:12
I understand if you customized the PCB in some way to make it possible for those 4 keys, but would I be able to add Kailh style hot swap sockets to rest of the board? Is it compatible?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sun, 13 January 2019, 13:22:20
I understand if you customized the PCB in some way to make it possible for those 4 keys, but would I be able to add Kailh style hot swap sockets to rest of the board? Is it compatible?

No. The Kailh hotswap sockets require a special footprint with pads and cutouts in different places than a regular cherry footprint. If it's not there from the start it's not possible to add them later.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 14 January 2019, 01:26:06
I understand if you customized the PCB in some way to make it possible for those 4 keys, but would I be able to add Kailh style hot swap sockets to rest of the board? Is it compatible?

No. The Kailh hotswap sockets require a special footprint with pads and cutouts in different places than a regular cherry footprint. If it's not there from the start it's not possible to add them later.

Thanks for answering. :thumb:
And it also means that you will need to limit the PCB into one layout only.

Does anyone know if there is a profile for the CA66 on QMK configurator? I couldn't seem to find one. Edit: Never mind I found it under PlayKeyboardCa66 or something like that.

We also made a change for this on PCB. Wait us to show it. ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 14 January 2019, 01:31:38
Hi guys.

As Chinese New Year is approaching. There are many vendors of other industries trying to finish their stuffs before Chinese New Year as we do.
So it's quite a mess in the factory right now.
By estimating the situation, we might able to finish all the works before the date.
But won't have time to do the packing after Chinese New Year holidays. :(

We sincerely apologize for this, and will be heading back to work as soon as holidays are over.

Thanks for understanding of all of you. :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: cijanzen on Mon, 14 January 2019, 07:40:31
Hi guys.

As Chinese New Year is approaching. There are many vendors of other industries trying to finish their stuffs before Chinese New Year as we do.
So it's quite a mess in the factory right now.
By estimating the situation, we might able to finish all the works before the date.
But won't have time to do the packing after Chinese New Year holidays. :(

We sincerely apologize for this, and will be heading back to work as soon as holidays are over.

Thanks for understanding of all of you. :)

Well itís a bummer to hear but I appreciate the transparency and your realistic outlook. If by some miracle it wraps up before then well great. Otherwise, hope you enjoy the holiday and weíll hear from you in the Chinese New Year!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: nill on Mon, 21 January 2019, 16:58:07
Hi!

I just got a CA66 from Round 1, and I fear the PCB may have bricked after only a few days of use...

@PlayKeyboard, since I know this was a recurring issue with Round1, did you find a solution? Are these issues fixed for Round 2?

See people discussing R1 issues here, on the last page : https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=93542.900

Are there any extra PCBs from Round 2 I might purchase privately to replace the dead one?

This is really disappointing to me, as the CA66 is (was) my endgame, and it died after barely a few hours of use....

I'm looking forward to hearing from you on this issue.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: cijanzen on Thu, 24 January 2019, 16:00:54
As this is now delayed past CNY do you have a new estimated shipping date?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: Lvlc on Sun, 27 January 2019, 16:01:25
Hi!

I just got a CA66 from Round 1, and I fear the PCB may have bricked after only a few days of use...

@PlayKeyboard, since I know this was a recurring issue with Round1, did you find a solution? Are these issues fixed for Round 2?

See people discussing R1 issues here, on the last page : https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=93542.900

Are there any extra PCBs from Round 2 I might purchase privately to replace the dead one?

This is really disappointing to me, as the CA66 is (was) my endgame, and it died after barely a few hours of use....

I'm looking forward to hearing from you on this issue.

+1 for the pcb issues. 4 keys on the right stopped working along with some other on the top row. It was fine for over 4 months, which is why i'm surprised.
I purchased a BT PCB, but I can't be in doubt if it still has the same issues.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: Vizir on Sun, 27 January 2019, 16:05:15
Still looking for an Alps alu plate since I forgot to buy one.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: Prebeta on Sun, 27 January 2019, 16:37:42
Such a nice board
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: theo313 on Sun, 27 January 2019, 23:17:56
Hi!

I just got a CA66 from Round 1, and I fear the PCB may have bricked after only a few days of use...

@PlayKeyboard, since I know this was a recurring issue with Round1, did you find a solution? Are these issues fixed for Round 2?

See people discussing R1 issues here, on the last page : https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=93542.900

Are there any extra PCBs from Round 2 I might purchase privately to replace the dead one?

This is really disappointing to me, as the CA66 is (was) my endgame, and it died after barely a few hours of use....

I'm looking forward to hearing from you on this issue.

+1 for the pcb issues. 4 keys on the right stopped working along with some other on the top row. It was fine for over 4 months, which is why i'm surprised.
I purchased a BT PCB, but I can't be in doubt if it still has the same issues.

Have you tried bridging the switches at all?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: theo313 on Tue, 29 January 2019, 10:50:25
Is the PCB compatible with screw in Stabilizers?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: cijanzen on Tue, 29 January 2019, 11:27:17
Is the PCB compatible with screw in Stabilizers?

Yes
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: Fatboychard on Wed, 06 February 2019, 09:52:51
Looking to sell my GB Spot.

CA66 HHKB Dark Red + Brass Plate

SOLD
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: kitty on Wed, 13 February 2019, 01:39:24
is there a chance to add extras to our GB order before it ships? wanna get my hands on a brass plate
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 15 February 2019, 07:49:55
[attach=1][attach=2]

BT PCB done.

We will be back to the factory to finish the rest of anodizing stuff on 20th. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Extra WKL Kits available)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 15 February 2019, 07:50:33
is there a chance to add extras to our GB order before it ships? wanna get my hands on a brass plate

No sorry. Manufacturing was all done. :-X
Title: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: cijanzen on Fri, 15 February 2019, 07:51:40
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

BT PCB done.

We will be back to the factory to finish the rest of anodizing stuff on 20th. :thumb:

Awesome! Thank you for updating and enjoy the rest of CNY celebrations!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: kf1246 on Fri, 15 February 2019, 08:19:35
Edit: just noticed thereís no USB connector on the PCB. Is that added later?

If I recall correctly, the USB port is on a daughterboard mounted separately in the case. You might be able to find pictures of this from the previous GB.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: cijanzen on Fri, 15 February 2019, 08:22:21
Edit: just noticed thereís no USB connector on the PCB. Is that added later?

If I recall correctly, the USB port is on a daughterboard mounted separately in the case. You might be able to find pictures of this from the previous GB.

Oh geez I totally forgot about that! Thanks for the reminder.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Cods on Fri, 15 February 2019, 18:24:51
So sad I missed this  :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: lakeboredom on Sat, 16 February 2019, 01:09:53
Is there anything I can do to prevent my R1 PCB from dying? Kind of hesitant to build it without knowing the problem.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lyle88 on Sat, 16 February 2019, 01:26:57
Is there anything I can do to prevent my R1 PCB from dying? Kind of hesitant to build it without knowing the problem.
I'm also curious as to whether the issue has been isolated and changes have been made to the R2 PCB..

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sat, 16 February 2019, 06:18:01
Is there anything I can do to prevent my R1 PCB from dying? Kind of hesitant to build it without knowing the problem.
I'm also curious as to whether the issue has been isolated and changes have been made to the R2 PCB..

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

Theyíve said they found the problem and have corrected it in the R2 pcbs, but havenít said what the problem actually was.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: nulltorious on Sun, 17 February 2019, 08:15:30
@PlayKeyboardTW

Is it still possible to buy an extra ALPS plate? If not can you share the plate file and I can get it cut. I recently got some really clean Blue Alps and I think the CA66 will be a good board for the switches.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Vizir on Sun, 17 February 2019, 09:51:52
@PlayKeyboardTW

Is it still possible to buy an extra ALPS plate? If not can you share the plate file and I can get it cut. I recently got some really clean Blue Alps and I think the CA66 will be a good board for the switches.
I'd like this too since I forgot to order one
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sun, 17 February 2019, 15:36:35
@PlayKeyboardTW

Is it still possible to buy an extra ALPS plate? If not can you share the plate file and I can get it cut. I recently got some really clean Blue Alps and I think the CA66 will be a good board for the switches.
I'd like this too since I forgot to order one

Theyíve said theyíll release the plate file after the completion of the buy, just like they did with round 1.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: 8BitDuck on Wed, 20 February 2019, 04:29:25
Does anyone know if there will be any spares available?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lyle88 on Wed, 20 February 2019, 06:34:59
Does anyone know if there will be any spares available?
There are WKL kits available, unless the extras all sold...

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