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Title: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 16 August 2018, 10:08:59
2019.6.25

Default PCB building & flashing guide: http://bit.ly/31ATS6v (http://bit.ly/31ATS6v)
Bluetooth PCB building & flashing guide: http://bit.ly/2X2cJsp (http://bit.ly/2X2cJsp)


2019.6.8

Please contact us via Facebook fanpage message, mail, or PM if you need after sale service.

2019.6.1

Extra parts will be in stock on our store after all GB orders are sent, as we said it before.
We need to make sure everyone participating in this GB receive their items correctly first.
If you are looking for any spare parts for replacement, please follow our Instagram account and Facebook page to get the first info.

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?

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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!

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

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?

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! ;)
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..

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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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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lyle88 on Mon, 25 February 2019, 20:13:48
Do we have any update on estimated shipping date?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: silversung on Mon, 25 February 2019, 20:22:45
Would like some update, too :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lormania on Mon, 25 February 2019, 20:45:53
I am not sure how long anodizing takes but if they stsrted doing that on the 20th then I imagine it takes a couple weeks at most to do that. Then it needs to be shipped after QC so I am thinking another 3 - 4 weeks until it is our hands? Does that sound right?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: dondongler on Mon, 25 February 2019, 20:56:48
I am not sure how long anodizing takes but if they stsrted doing that on the 20th then I imagine it takes a couple weeks at most to do that. Then it needs to be shipped after QC so I am thinking another 3 - 4 weeks until it is our hands? Does that sound right?
I was under the impression ano was almost completed before cny. Could be mistaken though.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lormania on Mon, 25 February 2019, 21:12:14
I am not sure how long anodizing takes but if they stsrted doing that on the 20th then I imagine it takes a couple weeks at most to do that. Then it needs to be shipped after QC so I am thinking another 3 - 4 weeks until it is our hands? Does that sound right?
I was under the impression ano was almost completed before cny. Could be mistaken though.

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Ah yes, he did say they were finishing up the ano after the 20th. Hope that means only 3 weeks.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: ctrl on Tue, 26 February 2019, 06:14:54
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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Theyíve said they found the problem and have corrected it in the R2 pcbs, but havenít said what the problem actually was.

I'm waiting for the new PCB, but in the meantime I've got two unbuilt PCBs gathering dust on the shelf only because I'm not sure wheher they'll be bricked just as many others. If the source of the problem is known, it really should be made public so, if possible, previous PCBs could be fixed before use.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: lakeboredom on Tue, 26 February 2019, 13:40:57
I have a feeling we are being completely ignored. If I didn't get mine second hand, I'd be way more pissed off that no one had answered the question yet.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Sythe on Wed, 27 February 2019, 18:08:13
Disappointed with the lack of updates post CNY.
I would have expected these to be done by now or very close to being finished.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: 4everJayWalking on Wed, 27 February 2019, 18:37:52
I was also getting worried. I messaged them on Facebook and got the following response.

"Our guy just arrived at the factory today. More updates will come. Please don't be concerned. We rather make them good then sending out low quality stuffs"

I asked for an updated timeline but that's all I was given. Hopefully we'll hear something soon.

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: iEatPuppers on Thu, 28 February 2019, 05:35:06
I got the following response:

"Hi there!
We were just back to the factory to take care the rest of the work
so we probably can ship orders out before March 15th."
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lyle88 on Thu, 28 February 2019, 06:18:04
I got the following response:

"Hi there!
We were just back to the factory to take care the rest of the work
so we probably can ship orders out before March 15th."
Ohhhh

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: theo313 on Thu, 28 February 2019, 09:51:12
When someone sells their place in line, do they give the new shipping destination to the vendor? Do they ask for money upfront? How does that work?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: 5inn3d- on Thu, 28 February 2019, 10:51:28
no idea how selling spots work.. but im trying to change my shipping address..
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Vizir on Thu, 28 February 2019, 12:36:13
no idea how selling spots work.. but im trying to change my shipping address..
That's easy. Send a PM with your new address and your order number to PlayKeyboardTW
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: 5inn3d- on Fri, 01 March 2019, 10:41:29
no idea how selling spots work.. but im trying to change my shipping address..
That's easy. Send a PM with your new address and your order number to PlayKeyboardTW


I did, as well as an email. no response so far.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Vizir on Fri, 01 March 2019, 11:10:05
no idea how selling spots work.. but im trying to change my shipping address..
That's easy. Send a PM with your new address and your order number to PlayKeyboardTW


I did, as well as an email. no response so far.
Ok. They should get back to you soon enough. Must stop be on vacation
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Sythe on Sun, 03 March 2019, 22:26:47
I got the following response:

"Hi there!
We were just back to the factory to take care the rest of the work
so we probably can ship orders out before March 15th."

Now for them to just update us here with that information...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 08 March 2019, 20:55:49
Hi guys! A quick updates here.
Really sorry that we can't reply all messages back immediately.
This time was kind of different from last round (like there's a Chinese New Year holiday period in the middle). Some private issues we can't tell you guys as well.
There are some new projects on going and prototypes are done.
In conclusion, we tried to do to many things at the same time. :(

Lots of guys contacting us by emails and via Facebook messages.
We now only reply those who want to change shipping addresses, and asking for situations.
Since too many people ask if there's any extra kits for purchasing, we kinda want to handle all GB orders first.
And that will be fair enough for guys joined the GB from the very start.

As we found we were lacking of some HHKB-like version cases. We just finished their CNC process and are now polishing, sandblasting them.
Also packaging is arrived.
[attach=1]

As we heading back to anodizing to finish the rest of work, of course more pics you want to see will be posted here and instagram. :thumb:

Sorry and thanks for all the patience, support from all of you. ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: cijanzen on Fri, 08 March 2019, 20:57:38
Hi guys! A quick updates here.
Really sorry that we can't reply all messages back immediately.
This time was kind of different from last round (like there's a Chinese New Year holiday period in the middle). Some private issues we can't tell you guys as well.
There are some new projects on going and prototypes are done.
In conclusion, we tried to do to many things at the same time. :(

Lots of guys contacting us by emails and via Facebook messages.
We now only reply those who want to change shipping addresses, and asking for situations.
Since too many people ask if there's any extra kits for purchasing, we kinda want to handle all GB orders first.
And that will be fair enough for guys joined the GB from the very start.

As we found we were lacking of some HHKB-like version cases. We just finished their CNC process and are now polishing, sandblasting them.
Also packaging is arrived.
(Attachment Link)

As we heading back to anodizing to finish the rest of work, of course more pics you want to see will be posted here and instagram. :thumb:

Sorry and thanks for all the patience, support from all of you. ;D

Thanks for the update! Anything, even some news of delay is better than no news so itís very much appreciated. Thanks for your ongoing efforts to get this shipped!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 08 March 2019, 21:26:56
Hi guys! A quick updates here.
Really sorry that we can't reply all messages back immediately.
This time was kind of different from last round (like there's a Chinese New Year holiday period in the middle). Some private issues we can't tell you guys as well.
There are some new projects on going and prototypes are done.
In conclusion, we tried to do to many things at the same time. :(

Lots of guys contacting us by emails and via Facebook messages.
We now only reply those who want to change shipping addresses, and asking for situations.
Since too many people ask if there's any extra kits for purchasing, we kinda want to handle all GB orders first.
And that will be fair enough for guys joined the GB from the very start.

As we found we were lacking of some HHKB-like version cases. We just finished their CNC process and are now polishing, sandblasting them.
Also packaging is arrived.
(Attachment Link)

As we heading back to anodizing to finish the rest of work, of course more pics you want to see will be posted here and instagram. :thumb:

Sorry and thanks for all the patience, support from all of you. ;D

Great!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lyle88 on Fri, 08 March 2019, 21:43:55
Hi guys! A quick updates here.
Really sorry that we can't reply all messages back immediately.
This time was kind of different from last round (like there's a Chinese New Year holiday period in the middle). Some private issues we can't tell you guys as well.
There are some new projects on going and prototypes are done.
In conclusion, we tried to do to many things at the same time. :(

Lots of guys contacting us by emails and via Facebook messages.
We now only reply those who want to change shipping addresses, and asking for situations.
Since too many people ask if there's any extra kits for purchasing, we kinda want to handle all GB orders first.
And that will be fair enough for guys joined the GB from the very start.

As we found we were lacking of some HHKB-like version cases. We just finished their CNC process and are now polishing, sandblasting them.
Also packaging is arrived.
(Attachment Link)

As we heading back to anodizing to finish the rest of work, of course more pics you want to see will be posted here and instagram. :thumb:

Sorry and thanks for all the patience, support from all of you. ;D
Thanks for the update! I'm really looking forward to seeing the white cases!

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Sythe on Fri, 08 March 2019, 22:43:29
Glad to finally get an update. Currently itching to do a new build!

What is the expected time until they will be ready to ship?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: iEatPuppers on Wed, 13 March 2019, 21:44:00
It looks like the recently quoted 15 Mar shipping date won't hold  :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 14 March 2019, 22:42:52
Our mate there in the factory said that we can make it before the end of this month.
Good to hear that. ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: iEatPuppers on Thu, 14 March 2019, 23:25:48
Great news, thanks for the update
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Sythe on Fri, 15 March 2019, 00:23:36
Our mate there in the factory said that we can make it before the end of this month.
Good to hear that. ;)

Glad to finally get an update on the lead time.
Looking forward to the end of the month.  :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: DoCallMeKing on Fri, 15 March 2019, 05:13:00
Does anyone have a slot they'd want to sell?
I sold my slot a few months ago but after using other boards realized I'd love to get this board back.
Message me through here or reddit.
Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Fri, 15 March 2019, 12:51:56
Does anyone have a slot they'd want to sell?
I sold my slot a few months ago but after using other boards realized I'd love to get this board back.
Message me through here or reddit.
Thanks!

OOF. Good luck my guy! I know this feeling all too well...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: _Paco on Fri, 15 March 2019, 13:06:01
It's been stated there will some extras after the GB order are sent out.

Would it be possible to bundle those extras to our GB order? I'd like an additional brass plate, but it seems silly to pay for shipping twice.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 16 March 2019, 03:13:54
Most cases are done in the anodizing place. Now moves them back to the factory to install helicoil inserts.
Then we will be all good to pack them.
[attach=1][attach=2]

We know all you guys would like to see how they look inside newspaper.
We will take some photos when they are ready to be shown later. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 16 March 2019, 03:15:17
It's been stated there will some extras after the GB order are sent out.

Would it be possible to bundle those extras to our GB order? I'd like an additional brass plate, but it seems silly to pay for shipping twice.

Please send me a message to see if we can work it out for you. ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: cijanzen on Sat, 16 March 2019, 03:24:59
Most cases are done in the anodizing place. Now moves them back to the factory to install helicoil inserts.
Then we will be all good to pack them.
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

We know all you guys would like to see how they look inside newspaper.
We will take some photos when they are ready to be shown later. :thumb:

love the newspaper! But more importantly glad to hear that things are moving along smoothly now. Canít wait to get mine!


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: ricesteam on Sat, 16 March 2019, 09:14:33
If anyone is having second thoughts or want to sell their slot, please message me! Thanks :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lyle88 on Sat, 16 March 2019, 09:44:20
If anyone is having second thoughts or want to sell their slot, please message me! Thanks :)
Try PM'ing playkeyboard, there might be spare wkl cases after all the GB joiners stuff is sent

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sat, 16 March 2019, 11:30:01
Most cases are done in the anodizing place. Now moves them back to the factory to install helicoil inserts.


Why are helicoil inserts being installed? are the threads not being cut into the aluminum?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Oatburner on Sat, 16 March 2019, 11:32:02
Most cases are done in the anodizing place. Now moves them back to the factory to install helicoil inserts.


Why are helicoil inserts being installed? are the threads not being cut into the aluminum?

Nope. It was like that for the first round, too. I imagine they're a lot more robust than just threading into the case.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sat, 16 March 2019, 13:40:42
Most cases are done in the anodizing place. Now moves them back to the factory to install helicoil inserts.


Why are helicoil inserts being installed? are the threads not being cut into the aluminum?

Nope. It was like that for the first round, too. I imagine they're a lot more robust than just threading into the case.

Makes sense. I just took my R1 board apart, and yeah, I guess I didn't realize they used them in R1. TIL
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: warmaster on Sun, 17 March 2019, 06:18:37
Have other life stuff coming up that requires $$$ so looking to sell my GB spot if anyone's interested.

Dark Grey HHKB with aluminium default PCB, just message me if interested.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: ZyBeR on Sun, 17 March 2019, 07:48:07
PM
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Sintpinty on Sun, 17 March 2019, 07:55:56
Looks nice.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: liv05 on Mon, 18 March 2019, 02:41:24
Looking to sell my gb spot, dark red hhkb / bluetooth / gold alu & brass plate :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: ZyBeR on Mon, 18 March 2019, 02:51:04
Looking to sell my gb spot, dark red hhkb / bluetooth / gold alu & brass plate :)
PM
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: omgkittiesyay on Mon, 18 March 2019, 20:08:03
Ordered an extra standard pcb and wondering if anyone would be interested in trading it for their bt pcb? (will cover the difference obviously)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Tue, 19 March 2019, 16:29:19
Haven't heard any updates about the BT PCB, and was wondering if all orders would ship out at the same time, or will orders with a bluetooth pcb be delayed? Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lyle88 on Tue, 19 March 2019, 16:40:36
Haven't heard any updates about the BT PCB, and was wondering if all orders would ship out at the same time, or will orders with a bluetooth pcb be delayed? Keep up the good work!
Surely they will ship at the same time hopefully @PlayKeyboardTW can confirm

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Tue, 19 March 2019, 17:15:49
Haven't heard any updates about the BT PCB, and was wondering if all orders would ship out at the same time, or will orders with a bluetooth pcb be delayed? Keep up the good work!
Surely they will ship at the same time hopefully @PlayKeyboardTW can confirm

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Nevermind, apparently I'm blind. Update from him showed them complete on page 8 of this thread. Yay!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Sythe on Tue, 19 March 2019, 20:07:57
So how long are these steps going to take?

When are the  photos of the units without the newspaper coming?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lyle88 on Tue, 19 March 2019, 20:17:45
So how long are these steps going to take?

When are the  photos of the units without the newspaper coming?
They said they are aiming to ship out by the end of the month. So more pics should come before then.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: DoCallMeKing on Wed, 20 March 2019, 07:02:04
Iím still hoping to find a WKL one from someone if they are interested in selling their spot. Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lyle88 on Wed, 20 March 2019, 07:09:24
Iím still hoping to find a WKL one from someone if they are interested in selling their spot. Thanks a lot!
Did you pm playkeyboardtw?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: DoCallMeKing on Wed, 20 March 2019, 12:44:18
Iím still hoping to find a WKL one from someone if they are interested in selling their spot. Thanks a lot!
Did you pm playkeyboardtw?

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I spoke to him by email but there arenít any extras available at this time.
There might be some after all GB purchasers receive theirs but Iíd rather purchase a spot from someone who already has a guaranteed spot than hope to get lucky afterwards :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lyle88 on Wed, 20 March 2019, 14:46:25
Iím still hoping to find a WKL one from someone if they are interested in selling their spot. Thanks a lot!
Did you pm playkeyboardtw?

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I spoke to him by email but there arenít any extras available at this time.
There might be some after all GB purchasers receive theirs but Iíd rather purchase a spot from someone who already has a guaranteed spot than hope to get lucky afterwards :)
Gotcha. Good luck mate!

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: iEatPuppers on Sun, 24 March 2019, 08:04:55
If anyone is willing to part with their BT pcb + alps plate, please PM me (I was told that there were no more BT pcb's).
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Kerasan on Sun, 24 March 2019, 08:11:52
any advice on battery for pcb bt?

KMK Labs.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sun, 24 March 2019, 10:12:58
any advice on battery for pcb bt?

KMK Labs.

As long as it fits in the space inside the case, any single cell lipo with a 1.25mm 2 pin jst connector should work.


https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=97035.msg2655283#msg2655283
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Sythe on Tue, 26 March 2019, 18:07:31
Still no photos or anything?

I was hoping we would be getting them shipped out this week or next...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lyle88 on Tue, 26 March 2019, 18:18:48
Still no photos or anything?

I was hoping we would be getting them shipped out this week or next...
Same here. Hopefully we will see an update this weekend

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: dr_unconscionable on Tue, 26 March 2019, 19:31:10
It'll need to be this weekend, if it's to count as being done this month.... ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: iEatPuppers on Tue, 26 March 2019, 20:47:32
Apparently they just got the PCB's.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Rumblehotep on Tue, 26 March 2019, 21:12:33
Hoping the new pcbs don't have the round1 issues
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 27 March 2019, 06:39:29
Hoping the new pcbs don't have the round1 issues

Theyíve stated that the issues have been found/figured out and fixed for R2. What the issue(s) were has not been said unfortunately.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: DoCallMeKing on Wed, 27 March 2019, 09:21:35
I wish someone would inform us of what the issue was so that way people with r1 pcb's might be able to stop the bricking before it occurs.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lyle88 on Wed, 27 March 2019, 15:05:04
I wish someone would inform us of what the issue was so that way people with r1 pcb's might be able to stop the bricking before it occurs.
I'm pretty sure someone discovered the issue. Have a look at the end of the R1 GB thread

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: waxpoetik on Thu, 28 March 2019, 22:57:40
Not holding my breath for the March 30th deadline, seeing as it's noon on a Friday in Taiwan. Let's hope for 2019!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: EvilemX8 on Fri, 29 March 2019, 01:25:26
Don't be so cynical. I messaged them on Facebook and they responded quick, they are still aiming for end of March / early April they said. They have much of it done it looks like. We'll get it pretty soon I think.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lyle88 on Fri, 29 March 2019, 01:50:43
Don't be so cynical. I messaged them on Facebook and they responded quick, they are still aiming for end of March / early April they said. They have much of it done it looks like. We'll get it pretty soon I think.
I would have to agree. I'm pretty sure they just need to fit the screw threads into the cases, do a QC, then pack and send out

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: waxpoetik on Fri, 29 March 2019, 12:19:06
Mostly just being tongue-in-cheek, although I do wish they would make more updates here rather than hearsay from Facebook messages. Still very much looking forward to it!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: aslanxdeft on Sat, 30 March 2019, 15:33:03
Really hoping for a round 3  :p
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: dr_unconscionable on Sat, 30 March 2019, 16:04:48
Really hoping for a round 3  :p

I think playkeyboardtw have said a few times in this thread that there will be no R3 :/

It's possible there might be a tiny bit of extra stock once this round gets shipped, but I wouldn't hold my breath -- probably your best bet is to keep an eye on mechmarket or this thread to see if anyone wants to sell their R2 spot.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sat, 30 March 2019, 19:42:20
Really hoping for a round 3  :p

I think playkeyboardtw have said a few times in this thread that there will be no R3 :/

It's possible there might be a tiny bit of extra stock once this round gets shipped, but I wouldn't hold my breath -- probably your best bet is to keep an eye on mechmarket or this thread to see if anyone wants to sell their R2 spot.

They also said there wouldnít be a round 2 after round 1 was over...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: arrowM on Sat, 30 March 2019, 20:13:14
Really sad I missed out on this; I sure hope they change their mind about not doing a round 3! Either that or if somebody wanted to sell me their spot in this round...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Sythe on Sun, 31 March 2019, 18:12:14
Mostly just being tongue-in-cheek, although I do wish they would make more updates here rather than hearsay from Facebook messages. Still very much looking forward to it!

Exactly, I just want at least some information about what is going on.
This is getting close to 4 months later then their initial timeline and their communication has become worse the longer this group buy has gone...
I just want to have a reasonable expectation of when I'll receive my new keyboard, but as it is right now, I'm completely in the dark about when we should expect them to be shipped and I don't think random Facebook replies are enough information right now.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: EvilemX8 on Mon, 01 April 2019, 03:50:41
I just decided to take initiative and tried to find information as best as I could. At the end of the day, I spoke directly with PlayKeyboards the other day, and also spoke with them today, but there's really no point in mentioning what was said because it would be called hearsay and random. There is proof of life that in fact stuff is being made to get this product out. Further, this is a group buy, and this is what you signed up for - there are disclaimers everywhere about the nature of these things. If you can't wait for it, there are many people who would love to pickup a spot in this.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Mon, 01 April 2019, 04:21:41
None of that means the updates or lack of it should not be shared to the community.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: Lormania on Tue, 02 April 2019, 00:03:12
I am typing on a CA66 from the last GB so I am okay with the wait, but if I didn't already have one then I would be pretty upset by the total lack of communication going on in this GB. I have no doubt that PlayKeyboards will deliver the product, but holy cow I can't imagine running a GB and just ignoring everyone in the MAIN area where updates are supposed to go. A simple update stating that "there is not much to report and we are still waiting on the anodizing and will update again in 1 week" would go A LONG WAY.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 02 April 2019, 05:45:44
Hi guys, finally can get back to here to announce that we are ready to pack things up then shipping your CA66s out. ;)

Sorry there's lack of update this time. We hope we can talk everything to all of you, but it will be just unprofessional to let all of you know the inside situation.
And we promise that we will definitely change an anodizing factory for our future products. This one really pissed us off this time (not about the quality, but the attitude).
But we hope all of you to know that we just want to perfect everything that we are gonna send to your hands. ;)

Here are cases. We hope there will be time for us to take a quick photo for showing.
[attach=1]

And PCBs, accessories and boxes as well.
[attach=2]

As a reminder, please PM us asap through GH PM, Facebook message or emails if you want to change the shipping address. :thumb:
Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lyle88 on Tue, 02 April 2019, 05:50:18
Hi guys, finally can get back to here to announce that we are ready to pack things up then shipping your CA66s out. ;)

Sorry there's lack of update this time. We hope we can talk everything to all of you, but it will be just unprofessional to let all of you know the inside situation.
And we promise that we will definitely change an anodizing factory for out future products. This one really pissed us off this time.
But we hope all of you to know that we just want to perfect everything that we are gonna send to your hands. ;)

Here are cases. We hope there will be time for us to take a quick photo for showing.
(Attachment Link)

And PCBs, accessories and boxes as well.
(Attachment Link)

As a reminder, please PM us asap through GH PM, Facebook message or emails if you want to change the shipping address. :thumb:
Thanks!
Yaaayyy!

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 02 April 2019, 05:51:54
Mostly just being tongue-in-cheek, although I do wish they would make more updates here rather than hearsay from Facebook messages. Still very much looking forward to it!

Exactly, I just want at least some information about what is going on.
This is getting close to 4 months later then their initial timeline and their communication has become worse the longer this group buy has gone...
I just want to have a reasonable expectation of when I'll receive my new keyboard, but as it is right now, I'm completely in the dark about when we should expect them to be shipped and I don't think random Facebook replies are enough information right now.

None of that means the updates or lack of it should not be shared to the community.

Sorry for letting you guys feeling this way. Please believe us that we really want to come up with some updates to the community.

I just decided to take initiative and tried to find information as best as I could. At the end of the day, I spoke directly with PlayKeyboards the other day, and also spoke with them today, but there's really no point in mentioning what was said because it would be called hearsay and random. There is proof of life that in fact stuff is being made to get this product out. Further, this is a group buy, and this is what you signed up for - there are disclaimers everywhere about the nature of these things. If you can't wait for it, there are many people who would love to pickup a spot in this.

We are really thankful for your words and all the support. :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: lirtle on Tue, 02 April 2019, 16:33:56
Can you give us any outlook on when extras will be available? I really need a PCB for my round 1 CA66.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lyle88 on Tue, 02 April 2019, 16:54:26
Can you give us any outlook on when extras will be available? I really need a PCB for my round 1 CA66.
Have you looked at the possible fix that was posted in the R1 GB thread? It requires a small amount of rewiring and re-programming, but I think that someone actually found the issue and there is a fix for it.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: lirtle on Tue, 02 April 2019, 17:24:36
Can you give us any outlook on when extras will be available? I really need a PCB for my round 1 CA66.
Have you looked at the possible fix that was posted in the R1 GB thread? It requires a small amount of rewiring and re-programming, but I think that someone actually found the issue and there is a fix for it.

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Yeah, I've looked through the thread but I'd much rather just pay for a replacement than muck about with re-wiring. I just checked my messages with Play and they told me extras will be available once orders from this GB ship out. So I guess there's the answer.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: euphxenos on Tue, 02 April 2019, 19:07:57
I'd also like to know when I can order a replacement PCB for my CA66 from the last round.

Yes, I've read the other thread.  There have been multiple posts about what might be wrong and about ways one might be able to get it to work.  Reflow some solder joints on the diodes, reflow solder joints on the controller, flash it with qmk, rewire bad columns to different pins on the controller -- I haven't seen anything in there to convince me that the issue is well understood and fixable by end users.  The fixes people have described sound like they're to correct different problems from pcb to pcb.  An explanation from the seller about what was wrong (and it sounds like there may have been multiple issues), what has been changed, and a corrected PCB is what I'm looking for, not a neverending repair project.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lyle88 on Tue, 02 April 2019, 19:15:06
I'd also like to know when I can order a replacement PCB for my CA66 from the last round.

Yes, I've read the other thread.  There have been multiple posts about what might be wrong and about ways one might be able to get it to work.  Reflow some solder joints on the diodes, reflow solder joints on the controller, flash it with qmk, rewire bad columns to different pins on the controller -- I haven't seen anything in there to convince me that the issue is well understood and fixable by end users.  The fixes people have described sound like they're to correct different problems from pcb to pcb.  An explanation from the seller about what was wrong (and it sounds like there may have been multiple issues), what has been changed, and a corrected PCB is what I'm looking for, not a neverending repair project.
Fair call. Fingers crossed these get shipped out soon so you can get hold of a V2 pcb

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Sythe on Tue, 02 April 2019, 19:41:12
Glad to finally get the update. Thanks.

Looking forward to getting my new board!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 02 April 2019, 22:27:06
Quick update here. Inserting coils for rest of cases.
[attach=1]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: cijanzen on Tue, 02 April 2019, 22:28:39
Quick update here. Inserting coils for rest of cases.
(Attachment Link)

Woohoo! Thanks for the update. Nice to see things coming to an end. I canít wait to receive mine as all the rest of my supplies are ready and waiting!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 03 April 2019, 02:17:37
Quick update here. Inserting coils for rest of cases.
(Attachment Link)

that color is nice
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: DoCallMeKing on Wed, 03 April 2019, 05:04:57
Both the colors in the shot look awesome!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Fri, 05 April 2019, 23:34:53
Excited to get building! Just saw the title change on the post, do we have any updates on a date for shipping?

Keep up the good work!  :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 06 April 2019, 00:50:55
All works almost done except the glowing bar.
This is the right size of sample.
[attach=1]

But the 3D printer shop sent us wrong size bars which exceeded the tolerance by 0.05mm.
[attach=2]

New bars are on it's way to us.
After installing them in to cases, we are good to ship orders. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: bcbishop on Sat, 06 April 2019, 00:57:48
Hi PlayKeyboardTW ó would you be able to post pictures of the various different colored cases from this round? Especially interested in some close up shots of the white case. :-)

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: cijanzen on Sat, 06 April 2019, 08:30:28
All works almost done except the glowing bar.
This is the right size of sample.
(Attachment Link)

But the 3D printer shop sent us wrong size bars which exceeded the tolerance by 0.05mm.
(Attachment Link)

New bars are on it's way to us.
After installing them in to cases, we are good to ship orders. :thumb:

Getting close! Thank you for the update even if itís bad news. The transparency at least allows us to understand why thereís a delay.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sat, 06 April 2019, 08:36:56
I wanna see some close ups of the white case with titanium badge

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: edasaur on Sat, 06 April 2019, 09:16:36
partially joking, but if I were in taiwan right now, would I be able to pick my order up instead of having it shipped?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Sat, 06 April 2019, 12:53:45
Thanks for the update guys ! Good to know thatís itís in progress despite minor setbacks !
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: fromjuanm on Mon, 08 April 2019, 15:45:32
If you are interested in selling your spot please let me know
Let me know what color and options you have. Let me know how much I wont be offended. Interested in white, grey blue, dark grey, purple
Purchased a Vortex Race 3 a couple of months ago and now spending more money than I have on these keyboards...  However the CA66 is a keyboard that I would love to own. I seen others in this thread selling their spots and not sure how that whole process works. Thanks
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Mon, 08 April 2019, 23:55:04
I'm not personally looking to sell my slot, but you should shoot those people a message and ask them about their slots! Sales generally happen either by having the original buyer changing the shipping and purchasing details to match yours or simply by them shipping the product out to you once they receive. Do things through Paypal, just to stay safe.

Good luck on your hunt, this really is a beautiful board <3
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Tue, 09 April 2019, 01:52:24
also note that its generally a good idea to follow mechmarket rules - timestamps, and use paypal "goods and services" as opposed to "gift". 
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Sythe on Tue, 09 April 2019, 21:55:24
What is the lead time on the new bar being shipped and installed?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sun, 14 April 2019, 00:47:52
Sorry guys. Have been really devoted ourselves to finish all stuffs at the moment.
Showing some cases for you guys first. They might look different when exposing under different light sources.
Silver and white come up when we have a bit room to shoot them.

We got some PMs and messages recently. Please resend them again if we didn't answer in time.

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: _Paco on Sun, 14 April 2019, 01:34:14
Those look stunning. Thanks for the update!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: dr_unconscionable on Sun, 14 April 2019, 01:44:48
Oh my god these look gorgeous. There's one huge problem though....... I think I might love that green more than the colour I actually chose  :))

Thanks for the update! This has me really hyped to get my board soon!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sun, 14 April 2019, 01:48:06
Oh my god these look gorgeous. There's one huge problem though....... I think I might love that green more than the colour I actually chose  :))

Thanks for the update! This has me really hyped to get my board soon!
Same here! I went for the white option but really feel like the green is the winner here

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: cijanzen on Sun, 14 April 2019, 10:01:27
Sorry guys. Have been really devoted ourselves to finish all stuffs at the moment.
Showing some cases for you guys first. They might look different when exposing under different light sources.
Silver and white come up when we have a bit room to shoot them.

We got some PMs and messages recently. Please resend them again if we didn't answer in time.

Thanks!

Itís been a long journey but we appreciate your transparency around the issues you ran into. Always better to know whatís going on. I for one am very excited I picked red and canít wait to receive it!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lormania on Sun, 14 April 2019, 11:36:59
Those cases look great. Hoping to see a shot of the purple soon!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Photoelectric on Sun, 14 April 2019, 18:59:06
I'm happy with my choice of dark red, but now I also want blue and green in addition (green is really nice)...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Mon, 15 April 2019, 01:11:17
really appreciate being transparent with the updates ! I don't care about the wait and excited about the grey I ordered ! Looks really nice and elegant.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: teh_pengers on Mon, 15 April 2019, 17:59:21
Am I to interpret the thread subject as shipping will likely start sometime this week??  :eek:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Mon, 15 April 2019, 20:25:53
The subject line changed to this more than a week ago I think
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Tue, 16 April 2019, 15:10:32
Am I to interpret the thread subject as shipping will likely start sometime this week??  :eek:

That title change was on the 2nd, on the 6th they encountered the issue with the light bar diffusers, which now need to be remade. Iím sure that once theyíre complete and installed and everything is ready to ship out Iím sure theyíll inform everyone. But that said, never assume anything in a keyboard group buy.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: bcbishop on Wed, 17 April 2019, 20:23:06
Welp. After having intermittent hiccups for a few months now, it looks like my CA66 PCB from the last round just gave up the ghost as so many others have. (LED strip stuck on white, device not recognized by computer, etc.) Starting to feel like it's a matter of when, not if, with the previous round PCBs.

Do we know for certain that the issue has been resolved in the new round? I ordered a second CA66 in a different color, and am definitely concerned at this point.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: squidshop on Wed, 17 April 2019, 23:57:12
Hey there, just wondering if anyone's looking to give up their spot for R2. I'm currently looking for a Blue CA66 if anyone's got it.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: roguesystem087 on Thu, 18 April 2019, 03:43:34
Same, if anyone wants to give up spot for R2, or if there's spares, pls lemme know !!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Thu, 18 April 2019, 08:52:28
Welp. After having intermittent hiccups for a few months now, it looks like my CA66 PCB from the last round just gave up the ghost as so many others have. (LED strip stuck on white, device not recognized by computer, etc.) Starting to feel like it's a matter of when, not if, with the previous round PCBs.

Do we know for certain that the issue has been resolved in the new round? I ordered a second CA66 in a different color, and am definitely concerned at this point.

They have said that they resolved the issue, but havenít said what it was, what was done to fix it, or anything else about it, just that it was found and fixed for R2. How many grains of salt youíd like to take that with is up to you.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: bcbishop on Thu, 18 April 2019, 09:15:40
They have said that they resolved the issue, but havenít said what it was, what was done to fix it, or anything else about it, just that it was found and fixed for R2. How many grains of salt youíd like to take that with is up to you.

Gotcha, thanks. And yeah.... would feel much better about the whole thing if there was some transparency about what the issue is and how they resolved it for R2. (The info is also vital for those who have working CA66s -- as we've seen, this issue can pop up after months of working just fine.)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: RETURNISO on Thu, 18 April 2019, 10:15:38
If anyone have a WKL R2 dark grey they want bto get rid off, pm me  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Thu, 18 April 2019, 17:08:21
They have said that they resolved the issue, but havenít said what it was, what was done to fix it, or anything else about it, just that it was found and fixed for R2. How many grains of salt youíd like to take that with is up to you.

Gotcha, thanks. And yeah.... would feel much better about the whole thing if there was some transparency about what the issue is and how they resolved it for R2. (The info is also vital for those who have working CA66s -- as we've seen, this issue can pop up after months of working just fine.)

Iíve had mine up and running since the last round, on the first pcb I used, and in use pretty much daily since then, and Iíve not had any issues (knock on wood). Itís even been desoldered and resoldered so I could change to split spacebars. Still no problems. And I know that there are others who havenít had any issues either. That would lead me to believe itís either an intermittent manufacturing error, or a user error that was unaccounted for in design.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: bcbishop on Thu, 18 April 2019, 19:47:49
Iíve had mine up and running since the last round, on the first pcb I used, and in use pretty much daily since then, and Iíve not had any issues (knock on wood). Itís even been desoldered and resoldered so I could change to split spacebars. Still no problems. And I know that there are others who havenít had any issues either. That would lead me to believe itís either an intermittent manufacturing error, or a user error that was unaccounted for in design.

I was in the same boat ó until suddenly I wasnít. Same with many of the other customers that have had issues.

Only thing that will really clear this is up is transparency from PlayKeyboardTW.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Photoelectric on Fri, 19 April 2019, 16:36:33
Is it possible there are some bad solder joints that end up failing over time with flexing of the PCB when typing + just time/aging?  Probably SMD components.  For any poorly functioning/non-functioning PCBs that used to work, I would do a bunch of continuity checking for all the traces, including around the controller(s).  Could be some diodes or resistors going bad, from some poor quality or defective batch.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: 4everJayWalking on Sun, 21 April 2019, 07:19:17
Selling my spot. White, BT, HHKB version with extra brass plate and standard silver aluminum plate. Also got an extra standard pcb. 

I have rep on /r/mk under the same username. Pm if interested as it should be shipping soon and I'd like to just change the shipping address to yours.  Thanks
 
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sun, 21 April 2019, 10:11:47
Is it possible there are some bad solder joints that end up failing over time with flexing of the PCB when typing + just time/aging?  Probably SMD components.  For any poorly functioning/non-functioning PCBs that used to work, I would do a bunch of continuity checking for all the traces, including around the controller(s).  Could be some diodes or resistors going bad, from some poor quality or defective batch.

It could be one or more of many things. But it doesnít really matter cause theyíre not going to tell us anyway. If they were going to tell us what the problem is, they would have chimed in by now and said it, but instead they keep ignoring the discussion like itís not even happening.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: waxpoetik on Wed, 24 April 2019, 13:02:45
Any updates on the printed parts/installation? Getting close to 3 weeks since the update. Looking forward to having it!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: ZyBeR on Wed, 24 April 2019, 22:53:40
An update would be appreciated :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: architones on Sat, 27 April 2019, 07:42:14
Hoping to get an update soon! It's been a while since we've heard anything on this.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lormania on Sun, 28 April 2019, 12:15:00
Just here to put my obligatory "NE Update?" post. I would imagine they would have some sort of tracking for when the light bars would be arriving to them and they can easily say, "Plastic light bars have shipped and should be in 10 days, will update once we have received them". I don't know how long something like 3D printed light bars takes, but it still boggles my mind at the lack of updates on this.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: waxpoetik on Sun, 28 April 2019, 12:23:08
Just here to put my obligatory "NE Update?" post. I would imagine they would have some sort of tracking for when the light bars would be arriving to them and they can easily say, "Plastic light bars have shipped and should be in 10 days, will update once we have received them". I don't know how long something like 3D printed light bars takes, but it still boggles my mind at the lack of updates on this.
Assuming they are SLA or SLS printed, I'm fairly certain the manufacturing time would be under 3 days for ~150 pieces at a large scale printing place. Since they worded it as 'on the way', I am interested as to the hold up
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: bcbishop on Sun, 28 April 2019, 12:33:02
FWIW Barry responded to a PM on 4/19 about a PCB issue, so PlayKeyboardTW is definitely around and checking the boards. Dunno why they havenít provided more guidance on status though...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lormania on Sun, 28 April 2019, 12:46:24
FWIW Barry responded to a PM on 4/19 about a PCB issue, so PlayKeyboardTW is definitely around and checking the boards. Dunno why they havenít provided more guidance on status though...

Thanks for letting us know. But that is also my point, why isn't that information about a possible PCB issue posted in this thread where most of the people get their updates on this? If it were to cause a delay to the board by another couple of weeks, I would HOPE something like that would be posted in this thread by Barry. Unless you are referring to your own PCB issue with the last round boards.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: bcbishop on Sun, 28 April 2019, 13:00:37
Sorry for not being more clear ó it was a message about my board from the last round (which recently died). Though I asked, no specific info was provided about what the issue was or how/when I could obtain a replacement, only a general assurance that it had been fixed in the new round and that I shouldnít be concerned about my R2 order.

Of course, the lack of specifics are exactly whatís causing my concern, but thatís another issue.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lormania on Sun, 28 April 2019, 13:26:09
Sorry for not being more clear ó it was a message about my board from the last round (which recently died). Though I asked, no specific info was provided about what the issue was or how/when I could obtain a replacement, only a general assurance that it had been fixed in the new round and that I shouldnít be concerned about my R2 order.

Of course, the lack of specifics are exactly whatís causing my concern, but thatís another issue.

Ah, no worries! Yeah, no one has been able to get an answer on the pcb issues from last round. They might not even know. Wish you the best!

I guess I have also been spoiled by my last couple of GB's for boards in the amount of information the GB runner provides. It is definitely becoming the norm now to provide as much information as possible which is good going forward in this hobby.

Still excited for the board, and trust Barry and the team 100%.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: tearai on Sun, 28 April 2019, 21:30:51
looking to buy a gb spot, if anyone would like to give their spot up. No preference on colour, would prefer hhkb, but open to wkl as well. Please pm me
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Sythe on Sun, 28 April 2019, 23:32:36
Would really like to know where its up to now.
After seeing the last image I would have assumed it would be finished by Easter, but its still not done...

I am getting a little impatient now.
Not a huge deal, but getting close to 6 months past the original due date is a little frustrating even if it isn't outside the norm.

This is especially true after seeing the Kyuu(which was my other potential choice to this) is in peoples hands now and it started its group buy a while later than this.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: wgsunrise on Mon, 29 April 2019, 02:24:01
Would really like to know where its up to now.
After seeing the last image I would have assumed it would be finished by Easter, but its still not done...

I am getting a little impatient now.
Not a huge deal, but getting close to 6 months past the original due date is a little frustrating even if it isn't outside the norm.

This is especially true after seeing the Kyuu(which was my other potential choice to this) is in peoples hands now and it started its group buy a while later than this.
I feel you, man.
Neither of the two GB which I got in around the same time (Doro67 and CA66 R2) went smoothly and lacked of transparency.
These experiences could hold me back from a lot of GB for quite some time.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: ganymede on Mon, 29 April 2019, 17:04:19
Not a huge deal, but getting close to 6 months past the original due date is a little frustrating even if it isn't outside the norm.

I agree with this. It's less about the the delays and more about managing expectations. If they are months late and I don't hear anything except for an occasional "we're putting the finishing touches on," "they're almost done," etc. then it's human nature to assume something negative, e.g. there's something significantly wrong with manufacturing, they're intentionally ignoring the buyers, etc.

It would go a long way to be transparent about what's going on, even if it's a bunch of fairly insignificant roadblocks. It keeps us from inferring the worst and getting frustratedóand it'd personally get me more excited about the process of making cool stuff from scratch. I'd much rather support small makers than buy a mass-produced product, but only if the makers are halfway decent at customer service.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 29 April 2019, 22:20:08
Hi guys. After another half a month, we eventually can have another update to this.
We know all of you have been guessing.

First of all, we need to let you guys know what happened during these days.
And hope you guys will understand these are kind of situations that we can't tell all our customers directly.
Since our guy has spent almost 2 month there in the factory, so much housework is awaiting for him to get back to deal with.
It will be fair for him to let all of you know we are really putting ourselves into CA66, and what has occurred.

China is now strictly regulating all anodizing factories at the moment. Especially about industrial wastewater.
The one we are working with is located in Guangdong.
Earlier there was a factory discharging wastewater secretly, not going through a treatment to reduce pollution.
And it was reported by someone to government, which lead to 15 days shutting down of all factories of that area.
So we wasn't able to take rest of cases back (most was done), until yesterday.
That's why we couldn't really post some updates which we really want to. There were so many variables for not letting us to confirm timelines with all of you. :(

Based on the successful first round CA66 groupbuy. We hope you can understand it's not about time management, or we stalk the process intentionally.
All stuffs we mentioned above were not expected, and this is our first time to deal with them.
We just want to make things perfect, then send them away to your hands safely.

Finally these are coming to an end. :) Here's a quick progress and timeline to you.
1. All works were done except white cases.
2. We will start to ship orders out after May 1st, which is the Labor Day of China. So it will be on May 3rd or 4th.
3. White cases will be done during we send first batch orders out.
4. Shipping number might be updated slower on your order of our site. It means it might be on it's way already and we need time to key in the number.

Thanks for all things hearing from you, comments, messages, emails, etc.
We are grateful for all believes. :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: EvilemX8 on Mon, 29 April 2019, 22:25:21
I always had faith in you guys :) Thanks so much for the work. Bad news on my end though...I got a White case. Hope the delays on that are only for a few days! 
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lyle88 on Mon, 29 April 2019, 23:40:34
I always had faith in you guys :) Thanks so much for the work. Bad news on my end though...I got a White case. Hope the delays on that are only for a few days!
Same here! ...

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Mon, 29 April 2019, 23:47:38
Thanks for the updates guys !! Looking forward to this !
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: turbosloth on Wed, 01 May 2019, 08:01:34
Nice to see the end is now in sight, excited for the white ones to start to ship out. Thanks for all the hard work that seems to have been going on behind the scenes @PlayKeyboardTW
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 03 May 2019, 08:17:12
Hi guys. We are packing now. ;)
[attach=1]
[attach=2]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lyle88 on Fri, 03 May 2019, 08:23:36
I am getting very excited now!

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: cijanzen on Fri, 03 May 2019, 08:25:04
Hi guys. We are packing now. ;)
(Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)

Here we go! Sorry to hear about what happened with the anodization factory. Thanks for telling us what happened even if just as an interesting fact along your journey of making these boards!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Sythe on Sat, 04 May 2019, 01:41:30
Great to hear. Keen to finally get my new keyboard!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: b4d_tR1p on Sat, 04 May 2019, 08:45:39
If someone wanted to sell his, let me know
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: EvilemX8 on Tue, 07 May 2019, 20:58:38
Anyone get a tracking number or anything like that already?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lyle88 on Tue, 07 May 2019, 21:17:42
Anyone get a tracking number or anything like that already?
I'm part of the group that ordered white and will have to wait longer for anodising so no

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Tue, 07 May 2019, 22:42:03
Kinda worried about when it ships, since I leave the country for a few months on the 17th :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lockkkk on Wed, 08 May 2019, 02:25:50
Kinda worried about when it ships, since I leave the country for a few months on the 17th :(
You will get notice when shipping
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Owl- on Wed, 08 May 2019, 09:43:39
quick Q, did anyone get an email of their colour choice for their plate yet? haven't gotten anything unless one hasn't been sent out yet?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: wgsunrise on Wed, 08 May 2019, 21:40:29
quick Q, did anyone get an email of their colour choice for their plate yet? haven't gotten anything unless one hasn't been sent out yet?
The color of plate was chosen when people joined GB, wasn't it?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: slxdegrees on Wed, 08 May 2019, 21:42:14
quick Q, did anyone get an email of their colour choice for their plate yet? haven't gotten anything unless one hasn't been sent out yet?
The color of plate was chosen when people joined GB, wasn't it?
yep that's correct. please check your order confirmation email.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lyle88 on Wed, 08 May 2019, 21:43:10
quick Q, did anyone get an email of their colour choice for their plate yet? haven't gotten anything unless one hasn't been sent out yet?
The color of plate was chosen when people joined GB, wasn't it?
That's what I thought. But I have a vague recollection that if you added an extra alu plate maybe you couldn't choose the color of the extra one

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 08 May 2019, 23:37:12
quick Q, did anyone get an email of their colour choice for their plate yet? haven't gotten anything unless one hasn't been sent out yet?
The color of plate was chosen when people joined GB, wasn't it?
That's what I thought. But I have a vague recollection that if you added an extra alu plate maybe you couldn't choose the color of the extra one

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Correct, extra plates did not have a color choice option. Barry sent out an email back in September for people to pick plate colors for the extra plates.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 09 May 2019, 04:29:47
Guys. All things are pretty much packed up.
We are now having a little negotiation with the company responsible for our shipping, and waiting for them to pick up packages for us.

Some environmental staffs of local government are still checking factories in this area for illegal activities.
It will take a couple more days for us to bring white cases back from factory doing electrophoresis for us.
We hope this ends quickly. :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Sythe on Thu, 09 May 2019, 05:53:20
Guys. All things are pretty much packed up.
We are now having a little negotiation with the company responsible for our shipping, and waiting for them to pick up packages for us.

Some environmental staffs of local government are still checking factories in this area for illegal activities.
It will take a couple more days for us to bring white cases back from factory doing electrophoresis for us.
We hope this ends quickly. :)

Appreciate the update. Looking forward to getting my keyboard!
Been a good day for updates with my Norbatouch case nearly ready for shipping too. :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: krey on Thu, 09 May 2019, 07:57:56
Hi guys. We are packing now. ;)

sweet. i actually see my number there!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Owl- on Thu, 09 May 2019, 15:13:09
quick Q, did anyone get an email of their colour choice for their plate yet? haven't gotten anything unless one hasn't been sent out yet?
The color of plate was chosen when people joined GB, wasn't it?
That's what I thought. But I have a vague recollection that if you added an extra alu plate maybe you couldn't choose the color of the extra one

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Correct, extra plates did not have a color choice option. Barry sent out an email back in September for people to pick plate colors for the extra plates.

Didn't get anything since the order confirmation. Only joined for the BT PCB and an aluminium plate, no case. Will drop barry a msg.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: melikewater on Thu, 09 May 2019, 23:05:10
Would anyone like to sell me their BT PCB and any color plate? Or willing to trade a unused regular PCB +cash for a BT variant!
(or would take anyone's spot)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Choobies on Fri, 10 May 2019, 08:56:14
[H] PayPal, PCB [W] BT PCB
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Sun, 12 May 2019, 20:00:29
Anybody get tracking info yet?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: ZyBeR on Mon, 13 May 2019, 05:46:07
No tacking for me yet.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Cybee on Mon, 13 May 2019, 14:42:37
I am selling my spot. HHKB red with gold. If anyone is interested then please dm via my email or discord CybeeL1 #7893. Thank you!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: 4everJayWalking on Mon, 13 May 2019, 16:19:00
Still interested in selling my spot as well. White HHKB with extra Bluetooth pcb, and brass plate.

Same username on Reddit.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: jupitard on Tue, 14 May 2019, 09:07:28
any extra pcbs? i need to buy 2 hahah
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: architones on Thu, 16 May 2019, 17:48:51
Any updates on shipping?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: fcoury on Thu, 16 May 2019, 19:34:08
A new update would be appreciated. Any news?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 18 May 2019, 05:43:54
Hi again! Those government staffs stayed longer than we expected.
We kinda couldn't really do anything about it. So we decided to spend time double checking everyone's package.
And we sent out the first batch (around 110+ sets) earlier today to the shipping company.
They are sorting out shipping addresses, so it will take a bit time for tracking numbers to be out.
[attach=1]

Also, white cases are done. :thumb:
[attach=2][attach=3]

We'll be back when anything comes up for you guys. ;)
Really, really thanks for the waiting from all of you.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sat, 18 May 2019, 05:49:55
Hi again! Those government staffs stayed longer than we expected.
We kinda couldn't really do anything about it. So we decided to spend time double checking everyone's package.
And we sent out the first batch (around 110+ sets) earlier today to the shipping company.
They are sorting out shipping addresses, so it will take a bit time for tracking numbers to be out.
(Attachment Link)

Also, white cases are done. :thumb:
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

We'll be back when anything comes up for you guys. ;)
Really, really thanks for the waiting from all of you.
Thanks for the update
The white cases look a bit creamy.
Can you take a photo in brighter lighting?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 18 May 2019, 08:10:55
Better photos under a better light source:
[attach=1]
[attach=2]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: cijanzen on Sat, 18 May 2019, 08:12:22
Hi again! Those government staffs stayed longer than we expected.
We kinda couldn't really do anything about it. So we decided to spend time double checking everyone's package.
And we sent out the first batch (around 110+ sets) earlier today to the shipping company.
They are sorting out shipping addresses, so it will take a bit time for tracking numbers to be out.
(Attachment Link)

Also, white cases are done. :thumb:
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

We'll be back when anything comes up for you guys. ;)
Really, really thanks for the waiting from all of you.

Yay! Getting really close now it sounds like. Hope Iím in the first batch
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sat, 18 May 2019, 08:27:00
Better photos under a better light source:
(Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)
Beautiful! Thanks!

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: bcbishop on Sat, 18 May 2019, 08:41:03
Thanks for the pictures!
How glossy are those white cases? I remember that earlier samples of the white case were too glossy for your taste, but itís so tough to get a sense of the finish with pictures sometimes.
Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Photoelectric on Sat, 18 May 2019, 13:08:00
Better photos under a better light source:
(Attachment Link)

Is the bottom one standard silver?  Looks great (the silver, never been a fan of white).
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 18 May 2019, 20:11:42
Thanks for the pictures!
How glossy are those white cases? I remember that earlier samples of the white case were too glossy for your taste, but itís so tough to get a sense of the finish with pictures sometimes.
Thanks!

You can call it semi-matte. :)

Better photos under a better light source:
(Attachment Link)

Is the bottom one standard silver?  Looks great (the silver, never been a fan of white).

Yes that's a silver case. ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: EvilemX8 on Sat, 18 May 2019, 20:14:05
Any updates on when white case orders may go out? They look beautiful!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: vision-quest on Sun, 19 May 2019, 10:56:18
I'm interested if someone is wanting to get rid of theirs.. preferably dark gray. Shoot me a PM  :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Sun, 19 May 2019, 22:01:08
Looks amazing! I'm glad I switched colors to the white <3

Keep up all the good work, and can't wait to start building
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Sun, 19 May 2019, 22:06:30
Thanks for the update
The white cases look a bit creamy.
Can you take a photo in brighter lighting?

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Creamy? If only it were true   ^-^
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: lukelex on Wed, 22 May 2019, 16:17:00
I'm looking for either a spot, a dark grey case or a BT PCB+Plate. If you have any or multiple of the aforementioned, feel free to dm me.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Wojciech on Thu, 23 May 2019, 16:17:30
Could you please put .dwg file for Alps plate?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: jariss on Fri, 24 May 2019, 00:14:50
Where will we get our shipping tracking number. Will it be e-mailed or is it through the playkeyboard website?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 24 May 2019, 01:21:25
Could you please put .dwg file for Alps plate?

You can find old pate files in here: https://goo.gl/DXNwqL (https://goo.gl/DXNwqL)
New plate files will be uploaded after GB is done. :thumb:

Where will we get our shipping tracking number. Will it be e-mailed or is it through the playkeyboard website?

On the website of your order. :)
Soon it will be put in.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Sythe on Sun, 26 May 2019, 22:55:23
Any more updated on status of shipping?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sun, 26 May 2019, 23:32:45
Any more updated on status of shipping?
I asked yesterday via the chat on their website and they said they hope to start sending out tracking numbers today via email update. It sounded like if you created a login for play-keyboard.store when you joined the GB you might be able to see your tracking number there too

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Sythe on Mon, 27 May 2019, 00:44:12
I asked yesterday via the chat on their website and they said they hope to start sending out tracking numbers today via email update. It sounded like if you created a login for play-keyboard.store when you joined the GB you might be able to see your tracking number there too

Ok, cool.
I don't think I signed up on the site when I did my order, so will have to wait for the email and hope mine is in the first batch...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 27 May 2019, 08:56:04
Guys, all orders are now in the shipping company right now awaiting for being shipped (including white cases).
Unfortunately we got 3 orders lacking of brass plates. Another small production was on going earlier today already.
So it means that there will be some extra brass plates put on our site after all GB orders are sent (and other extra parts as well).

Shipping numbers should be out these days, but I (Barry) am going to Taipei for Computex for next 3 days.
So I won't be able to update numbers to orders, as they might be already on the way to you guys.
I will finish the work as soon as I get back. ;)

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lyle88 on Mon, 27 May 2019, 09:13:43
Guys, all orders are now in the shipping company right now awaiting for being shipped (including white cases).
Unfortunately we got 3 orders lacking of brass plates. Another small production was on going earlier today already.
So it means that there will be some extra brass plates put on our site after all GB orders are sent (and other extra parts as well).

Shipping numbers should be out these days, but I (Barry) am going to Taipei for Computex for next 3 days.
So I won't be able to update numbers to orders, as they might be already on the way to you guys.
I will finish the work as soon as I get back. ;)

Thanks!
YAAAY! Have fun at computex! - I'm jealous

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Photoelectric on Mon, 27 May 2019, 11:36:26
Thank you for the update, and have fun at Computex!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Mon, 27 May 2019, 19:29:50
Guys, all orders are now in the shipping company right now awaiting for being shipped (including white cases).
Unfortunately we got 3 orders lacking of brass plates. Another small production was on going earlier today already.
So it means that there will be some extra brass plates put on our site after all GB orders are sent (and other extra parts as well).

Shipping numbers should be out these days, but I (Barry) am going to Taipei for Computex for next 3 days.
So I won't be able to update numbers to orders, as they might be already on the way to you guys.
I will finish the work as soon as I get back. ;)

Thanks!

Thanks for the update!

Will there be a notice here or via email when the extras go up on the website? And is there any timeframe for when those will go up after GB completion?
What about the PCBs that were promised for those of us from R1?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: jariss on Mon, 27 May 2019, 20:54:31
Thanks for the updates. Happy to see things moving. Have fun at computex.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Tue, 28 May 2019, 08:45:13
Got an email with a tracking number from the site I ordered from, although this may be because I do live on the same island as Barry does.

Have fun building everyone!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Wed, 29 May 2019, 04:43:43
Just took delivery of this beauty! Thanks for hosting this GB Barry, and I hope everyone else loves their new case as much as I do :)
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lyle88 on Wed, 29 May 2019, 05:01:10
Just took delivery of this beauty! Thanks for hosting this GB Barry, and I hope everyone else loves their new case as much as I do :)
(Attachment Link)
Naiiisu!

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Kerasan on Wed, 29 May 2019, 05:29:13
Just took delivery of this beauty! Thanks for hosting this GB Barry, and I hope everyone else loves their new case as much as I do :)
(Attachment Link)

have packages been shipped?

KMK Labs.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Wed, 29 May 2019, 10:03:28
[attachimg=1]
Finished a wireless build, now just waiting for GMK Minimal to ship!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: EvilemX8 on Wed, 29 May 2019, 10:05:49
So jealous....I'm just hoping I'm not one of the 3 delayed orders :( was it shipped with DHL?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Wed, 29 May 2019, 10:07:32
So jealous....I'm just hoping I'm not one of the 3 delayed orders :( was it shipped with DHL?

I live on the same island as the starter of this GB, so my shipping was handled with a local carrier called SF.

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: roymt76 on Wed, 29 May 2019, 10:07:53
Mine is #1107 and still dont have any update :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: fer.real on Wed, 29 May 2019, 12:47:00
So jealous....I'm just hoping I'm not one of the 3 delayed orders :( was it shipped with DHL?

I live on the same island as the starter of this GB, so my shipping was handled with a local carrier called SF.

SF Express?  Oh.  No.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: cijanzen on Wed, 29 May 2019, 12:47:57
So jealous....I'm just hoping I'm not one of the 3 delayed orders :( was it shipped with DHL?

I live on the same island as the starter of this GB, so my shipping was handled with a local carrier called SF.

SF Express?  Oh.  No.

Most orders are shipped by DHL so donít worry.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Wed, 29 May 2019, 12:49:58
Quick question, anyone know how to control the rgb LED strip?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: edasaur on Wed, 29 May 2019, 14:25:55
So jealous....I'm just hoping I'm not one of the 3 delayed orders :( was it shipped with DHL?

I live on the same island as the starter of this GB, so my shipping was handled with a local carrier called SF.

SF Express?  Oh.  No.

Most orders are shipped by DHL so donít worry.
Out of loop here. is there something horrible about SF Express that I should know about?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: cijanzen on Wed, 29 May 2019, 16:21:03
So jealous....I'm just hoping I'm not one of the 3 delayed orders :( was it shipped with DHL?

I live on the same island as the starter of this GB, so my shipping was handled with a local carrier called SF.

SF Express?  Oh.  No.

Most orders are shipped by DHL so donít worry.
Out of loop here. is there something horrible about SF Express that I should know about?

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Not that Iím aware of but because they were concerned about it I figured Iíd mention that DHL is being used for this GB.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 29 May 2019, 16:31:47
(Attachment Link)
Finished a wireless build, now just waiting for GMK Minimal to ship!

What battery did you use for your build?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: fer.real on Wed, 29 May 2019, 17:13:53
So jealous....I'm just hoping I'm not one of the 3 delayed orders :( was it shipped with DHL?

I live on the same island as the starter of this GB, so my shipping was handled with a local carrier called SF.

SF Express?  Oh.  No.

Most orders are shipped by DHL so donít worry.
Out of loop here. is there something horrible about SF Express that I should know about?

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Not that Iím aware of but because they were concerned about it I figured Iíd mention that DHL is being used for this GB.

SF Express is just slow, that's all.  I'm glad to hear packages are being shipped DHL.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Thu, 30 May 2019, 04:23:44
[attachimg=1]
Here's the build I promised to show Barry as soon as I got my hands on a CA66 <3
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Thu, 30 May 2019, 04:24:56
(Attachment Link)
Finished a wireless build, now just waiting for GMK Minimal to ship!

What battery did you use for your build?

Just a 2500 mAh lithium battery I had left over from an Adafruit electronics buy.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Thu, 30 May 2019, 04:39:10
I've run into trouble with the Bluetooth wireless function on the keyboard. The battery I have plugged in does charge with the switch in the off position, and I have a battery tester that reads it as having been fully charged. But when I turn the power on via the switch between tab and Q, nothing happens. Any ideas?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Thu, 30 May 2019, 10:40:54
I've run into trouble with the Bluetooth wireless function on the keyboard. The battery I have plugged in does charge with the switch in the off position, and I have a battery tester that reads it as having been fully charged. But when I turn the power on via the switch between tab and Q, nothing happens. Any ideas?

And nevermind! Just a quick PSA/tip for people that have purchased the bluetooth PCB. The power leads on all batteries that you buy to fit this board will be reversed. When inserted into the board, the red lead should, in fact, match up with the positive (+) silkscreen on the PCB (quite obvious in hindsight, but I assumed any batteries bought with the same connector would be compatible). A detached lead that you can solder to your own battery is included, which is already in the correct orientation, so if you don't want to fiddle around with the connector, you can just snip it off and solder on the replacement provided.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Kerasan on Thu, 30 May 2019, 12:48:55
I've run into trouble with the Bluetooth wireless function on the keyboard. The battery I have plugged in does charge with the switch in the off position, and I have a battery tester that reads it as having been fully charged. But when I turn the power on via the switch between tab and Q, nothing happens. Any ideas?

And nevermind! Just a quick PSA/tip for people that have purchased the bluetooth PCB. The power leads on all batteries that you buy to fit this board will be reversed. When inserted into the board, the red lead should, in fact, match up with the positive (+) silkscreen on the PCB (quite obvious in hindsight, but I assumed any batteries bought with the same connector would be compatible). A detached lead that you can solder to your own battery is included, which is already in the correct orientation, so if you don't want to fiddle around with the connector, you can just snip it off and solder on the replacement provided.


do you have a picture of the problem?
I didn't understand correctly

KMK Labs.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Thu, 30 May 2019, 13:00:29
I've run into trouble with the Bluetooth wireless function on the keyboard. The battery I have plugged in does charge with the switch in the off position, and I have a battery tester that reads it as having been fully charged. But when I turn the power on via the switch between tab and Q, nothing happens. Any ideas?

And nevermind! Just a quick PSA/tip for people that have purchased the bluetooth PCB. The power leads on all batteries that you buy to fit this board will be reversed. When inserted into the board, the red lead should, in fact, match up with the positive (+) silkscreen on the PCB (quite obvious in hindsight, but I assumed any batteries bought with the same connector would be compatible). A detached lead that you can solder to your own battery is included, which is already in the correct orientation, so if you don't want to fiddle around with the connector, you can just snip it off and solder on the replacement provided.


do you have a picture of the problem?
I didn't understand correctly

KMK Labs.

Red wire on bottom, black on top. That how it should be, but the stock connector on batteries have it reversed so that red is on top when it's plugged in. Just swap the two around in the plastic housing for the leads or cut it off and solder on the included extra connector that comes with the CA66. So my battery (and pretty much all other batteries) will have the red wire on top when you first get them. Switch, and youre done. The connector isn't symmetrical, so that's why you have to fiddle around with the wires.
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: EvilemX8 on Thu, 30 May 2019, 13:33:42
How does the board sound? Do you have a brass plate or is that just a gold alu? There are reports of the board being somewhat hollow sounding so I'm figuring out what foam to buy.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lyle88 on Thu, 30 May 2019, 18:20:07
Are many people still waiting on teaching information? I haven't received an email yet

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: bcbishop on Thu, 30 May 2019, 18:56:07
Are many people still waiting on teaching information? I haven't received an email yet

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Still waiting for shipping info here. IIRC Barry said he would be sending out shipping info after Computex, but packages were going out in the meantime.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: DoCallMeKing on Thu, 30 May 2019, 19:37:07
I really need at least 1 BT PCB if anyone has 1 or 2 theyíd be willing to sell.
Thanks a lot everyone. ENJOY!!!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Vizir on Fri, 31 May 2019, 10:09:19
Just got delivery notification from DHL. Estimated arrival Tuesday June 4th.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: fer.real on Fri, 31 May 2019, 10:17:23
Just got delivery notification from DHL. Estimated arrival Tuesday June 4th.

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Me, too!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Kerasan on Fri, 31 May 2019, 10:37:17
Just got delivery notification from DHL. Estimated arrival Tuesday June 4th.

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me too, june 4th  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: EvilemX8 on Fri, 31 May 2019, 10:41:12
Dang, did any of you guys order white cases?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: mute on Fri, 31 May 2019, 11:08:23
Dang, did any of you guys order white cases?

Yeah, I got a white case. Delivery notice is June 4th.  :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Chaselicious17 on Fri, 31 May 2019, 11:34:39
Got my tracking from DHL, June 4th delivery. Purple case, WKL. Let's goo, so ready for this
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: EvilemX8 on Fri, 31 May 2019, 11:35:27
Nevermind just got shipping notification too! June 3rd White Case!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: EvilemX8 on Fri, 31 May 2019, 14:36:13
Upon checking tracking details looks like package weight is 1.1lbs which is way too light for a keyboard. Anyone else have a similiar weight?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Chaselicious17 on Fri, 31 May 2019, 14:45:17
Upon checking tracking details looks like package weight is 1.1lbs which is way too light for a keyboard. Anyone else have a similiar weight?
Yea my tracking also says 1.1lbs... weird
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Fri, 31 May 2019, 15:16:57
Upon checking tracking details looks like package weight is 1.1lbs which is way too light for a keyboard. Anyone else have a similiar weight?
Yea my tracking also says 1.1lbs... weird

Al I have coming is a bt pcb, aluminum plate, and ti badge and mine also says 1.1lbs. Itís probably the same on all the packages just to make inputting details easier.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: architones on Fri, 31 May 2019, 18:16:15
Did you guys receive an email regarding tracking or was it through the website? My board probably hasn't shipped yet but I'm just curious
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: cijanzen on Fri, 31 May 2019, 18:16:50
Did you guys receive an email regarding tracking or was it through the website? My board probably hasn't shipped yet but I'm just curious

Text message for me
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: EvilemX8 on Fri, 31 May 2019, 18:21:40
Did you guys receive an email regarding tracking or was it through the website? My board probably hasn't shipped yet but I'm just curious

I've signed up for DHL shipping notifications previously so anytime a DHL shipment goes to my home address I get a text.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Lyle88 on Fri, 31 May 2019, 18:36:08
Did you guys receive an email regarding tracking or was it through the website? My board probably hasn't shipped yet but I'm just curious

I've signed up for DHL shipping notifications previously so anytime a DHL shipment goes to my home address I get a text.
I totally forgot that I also did this, I got a text message while I was sleeping. ETA MONDAY!!! YEEET

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: theo313 on Fri, 31 May 2019, 20:43:41
I've run into trouble with the Bluetooth wireless function on the keyboard. The battery I have plugged in does charge with the switch in the off position, and I have a battery tester that reads it as having been fully charged. But when I turn the power on via the switch between tab and Q, nothing happens. Any ideas?

And nevermind! Just a quick PSA/tip for people that have purchased the bluetooth PCB. The power leads on all batteries that you buy to fit this board will be reversed. When inserted into the board, the red lead should, in fact, match up with the positive (+) silkscreen on the PCB (quite obvious in hindsight, but I assumed any batteries bought with the same connector would be compatible). A detached lead that you can solder to your own battery is included, which is already in the correct orientation, so if you don't want to fiddle around with the connector, you can just snip it off and solder on the replacement provided.


do you have a picture of the problem?
I didn't understand correctly

KMK Labs.

Red wire on bottom, black on top. That how it should be, but the stock connector on batteries have it reversed so that red is on top when it's plugged in. Just swap the two around in the plastic housing for the leads or cut it off and solder on the included extra connector that comes with the CA66. So my battery (and pretty much all other batteries) will have the red wire on top when you first get them. Switch, and youre done. The connector isn't symmetrical, so that's why you have to fiddle around with the wires.
(Attachment Link)

Are those  Mil Max sockets?? Supposedly, they didn't fit R1, but if they fit R2, amazing!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: melikewater on Fri, 31 May 2019, 20:52:21
I hope I can buy spare parts soon. I wanna get a BT PCB like everyone else too for my R1 CA66!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: iEatPuppers on Fri, 31 May 2019, 21:08:50
I'm in Australia and I got a tracking DHL tracking number this morning fwiw.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: dr_unconscionable on Fri, 31 May 2019, 23:22:07
In Canada and got my tracking number today too! It's coming Tuesday! Yaaay finally
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: architones on Sat, 01 June 2019, 01:54:34
Did you guys receive an email regarding tracking or was it through the website? My board probably hasn't shipped yet but I'm just curious

I've signed up for DHL shipping notifications previously so anytime a DHL shipment goes to my home address I get a text.

Thanks! I'll take a look at setting up shipping notifications and see if my board is on its way!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: T0mb3ry on Sat, 01 June 2019, 03:28:31
Awesome! Glad to see this GB moving forward. I got also my shipping notification and i can't wait to get it into my hands.  ^-^
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Photoelectric on Sat, 01 June 2019, 03:43:40
Edit: I just got a shipping notification as well.  Is the signature required for delivery of these kits, for anyone who's already received theirs via DHL?

P.S.: found that I can schedule a vacation hold with DHL for a later delivery date, so all is well.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: krey on Sat, 01 June 2019, 04:13:10
Sweet. Got notification that it comes on Monday.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 01 June 2019, 06:03:30
Hi guys. I have updated numbers for orders already been shipped out.
There are some orders with incorrect shipping details still.
So if you didn't get any notification of shipping, please expect a mail for correcting your shipping address from us later.

Extra parts will be in stock on our store after all GB orders are sent, as we said it before.
We need to make sure everyone participating in this GB receive their items correctly first.
If you are looking for any spare parts for replacement, please follow our Instagram account and Facebook page to get the first info.

Thanks guys! :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Sat, 01 June 2019, 06:03:39
I've run into trouble with the Bluetooth wireless function on the keyboard. The battery I have plugged in does charge with the switch in the off position, and I have a battery tester that reads it as having been fully charged. But when I turn the power on via the switch between tab and Q, nothing happens. Any ideas?

And nevermind! Just a quick PSA/tip for people that have purchased the bluetooth PCB. The power leads on all batteries that you buy to fit this board will be reversed. When inserted into the board, the red lead should, in fact, match up with the positive (+) silkscreen on the PCB (quite obvious in hindsight, but I assumed any batteries bought with the same connector would be compatible). A detached lead that you can solder to your own battery is included, which is already in the correct orientation, so if you don't want to fiddle around with the connector, you can just snip it off and solder on the replacement provided.


do you have a picture of the problem?
I didn't understand correctly

KMK Labs.

Red wire on bottom, black on top. That how it should be, but the stock connector on batteries have it reversed so that red is on top when it's plugged in. Just swap the two around in the plastic housing for the leads or cut it off and solder on the included extra connector that comes with the CA66. So my battery (and pretty much all other batteries) will have the red wire on top when you first get them. Switch, and youre done. The connector isn't symmetrical, so that's why you have to fiddle around with the wires.
(Attachment Link)

Are those  Mil Max sockets?? Supposedly, they didn't fit R1, but if they fit R2, amazing!

Yep! Socketed the entire board, and installed sip sockets for the LEDs for good measure. Here's to hoping this is end game  :))
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Ready to ship in these days)
Post by: fer.real on Sat, 01 June 2019, 07:44:20
Yep! Socketed the entire board, and installed sip sockets for the LEDs for good measure. Here's to hoping this is end game  :))

What size sockets did you use?  Could you post a link?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: theo313 on Sat, 01 June 2019, 09:49:09
Probably these: https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=7305&keywords=7305-0-15-15-47-27-10-0&pkeyword=7305&v=

Mill Max 7305
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sat, 01 June 2019, 10:05:45
Probably these: https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=7305&keywords=7305-0-15-15-47-27-10-0&pkeyword=7305&v=

Mill Max 7305
How do you know those ones are the right size though?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: theo313 on Sat, 01 June 2019, 10:39:03
Because I've used these on several boards. The two common Mill Max sockets used on mech boards is the 0305 or the 7305, and the ones he pictured are definitely not the 0305. You should wait for the guy above to confirm, but for myself, I am 99% certain it's the 7305.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sat, 01 June 2019, 10:54:36
Because I've used these on several boards. The two common Mill Max sockets used on mech boards is the 0305 or the 7305, and the ones he pictured are definitely not the 0305. You should wait for the guy above to confirm, but for myself, I am 99% certain it's the 7305.
Cool, I'll wait to hear. Is there any downside to adding millmax sockets?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: theo313 on Sat, 01 June 2019, 11:10:45
They can be a tedious pain in the ass to solder in, but other than that they are amazing and I use them on every board I have.

A keycap puller can pull out a switch, depending on the pin size on the switch. That bothers some people but not me.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: theo313 on Sat, 01 June 2019, 11:27:12
The 0305s are quite a bit less expensive, but have a longer profile than the 7305s. This shouldn't matter on the CA66 tho, it's roomy in that case. Although allegedly some people have had stab return issues (I haven't) Both are great products, imo.

https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=%200305-2-15-80-47-80-10-0%20
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: bcbishop on Sat, 01 June 2019, 11:34:27
Really intrigued by the idea of building a hot swappable CA66.

Barry, are there any differences in the Bluetooth and non-Bluetooth PCBs that would cause sockets that work in one to not work in the other?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Sat, 01 June 2019, 12:56:40
Because I've used these on several boards. The two common Mill Max sockets used on mech boards is the 0305 or the 7305, and the ones he pictured are definitely not the 0305. You should wait for the guy above to confirm, but for myself, I am 99% certain it's the 7305.
Cool, I'll wait to hear. Is there any downside to adding millmax sockets?

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Yep! Socketed the entire board, and installed sip sockets for the LEDs for good measure. Here's to hoping this is end game  :))

What size sockets did you use?  Could you post a link?



They are indeed the 7305 sockets. I remember seeing a GB floating around mechmarket not too long ago, might want to give it a look for better prices.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Sat, 01 June 2019, 12:58:24
You can actually see the rushed solder job on the board. If you get solder in the actual socket, it's a pain to deal with, so I only applied enough solder so that the socket would stay in place. Only I (and I guess everyone here) have to know about my soldering sins :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: theo313 on Sat, 01 June 2019, 15:13:12
You really only need a tiny tiny bit of solder on the sockets. Better to use too little and fix later than clean up an accidental bridge, speaking from experience. Be SUPER careful not to bridge to other pads.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: fer.real on Sat, 01 June 2019, 15:54:00
Wow, thanks for the info.  I'm going to try this.

What does one use for LEDs?  SIP sockets?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Rumblehotep on Sat, 01 June 2019, 17:26:25
Got DHL notif on my purple, aw yiss
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Sat, 01 June 2019, 20:33:15
Wow, thanks for the info.  I'm going to try this.

What does one use for LEDs?  SIP sockets?

That's what I'm using, yes. Mill Max sockets don't fit in the LED solder points.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jariss on Sat, 01 June 2019, 21:47:48
Got my DHL Tracking # as well for mine
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Wojciech on Mon, 03 June 2019, 03:07:22
If anyone else would like to sell their ca66 I am interested. Please PM me.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: iEatPuppers on Mon, 03 June 2019, 05:51:39
I'm having issues with my pcb not being recognised by qmk toolbox (on win10 machine). Does anyone have any clue as to why this is happening? I can't flash my layout :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Mon, 03 June 2019, 05:53:40
I'm having issues with my pcb not being recognised by qmk toolbox (on win10 machine). Does anyone have any clue as to why this is happening? I can't flash my layout :(

Use the ydkb site that was recommended and follow the instructions under whichever version PCB you have (CAD66/CA66). Flashing should be pretty simple, hold ESC while plugging in and it should be automatically recognized. Instructions are also included in the opening post on this thread.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: iEatPuppers on Mon, 03 June 2019, 07:02:41
I'm having issues with my pcb not being recognised by qmk toolbox (on win10 machine). Does anyone have any clue as to why this is happening? I can't flash my layout :(

Use the ydkb site that was recommended and follow the instructions under whichever version PCB you have (CAD66/CA66). Flashing should be pretty simple, hold ESC while plugging in and it should be automatically recognized. Instructions are also included in the opening post on this thread.

Thanks, that solved all my problems.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cjhard on Mon, 03 June 2019, 09:27:49
I just received my CA66 from DHL, but it's missing the 1x Ti badge I ordered alongside it.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Mon, 03 June 2019, 09:28:54
I just received my CA66 from DHL, but it's missing the 1x Ti badge I ordered alongside it.

Check the foam insert in the packaging. There should be a cutout if I remember correctly from round 1.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cjhard on Mon, 03 June 2019, 09:34:27
I just received my CA66 from DHL, but it's missing the 1x Ti badge I ordered alongside it.

Check the foam insert in the packaging. There should be a cutout if I remember correctly from round 1.

Ahh you're right, I just found it there and had to quickly "nevermind, sorry to waste your time!" to support chat just now.

Thanks! One of my RGB LED's dislodged from handling during shipping too, but should be able to solder that back in place without much frustration :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: T0mb3ry on Mon, 03 June 2019, 11:08:24
Just got my white CA66. I have to say this is probably the most white keyboard i have seen so far. I really appreciate it.  :D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Mon, 03 June 2019, 11:23:52
Just got my white CA66. I have to say this is probably the most white keyboard i have seen so far. I really appreciate it.  :D

I'm so scared I'm going to scratch the finish on mine, the white is just amazing
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: T0mb3ry on Mon, 03 June 2019, 11:26:29
Just got my white CA66. I have to say this is probably the most white keyboard i have seen so far. I really appreciate it.  :D

I'm so scared I'm going to scratch the finish on mine, the white is just amazing

You will need quite some force to scratch it. You don't need to be too careful with it but also not too confident. Just handle it well and it will be alright ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: ilezia on Mon, 03 June 2019, 12:26:56
Just in case anyone is looking to part ways with theirs I'd be very interested in buying it off of you.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: theo313 on Mon, 03 June 2019, 12:53:19
Really intrigued by the idea of building a hot swappable CA66.

Barry, are there any differences in the Bluetooth and non-Bluetooth PCBs that would cause sockets that work in one to not work in the other?

Received my kit today. The mill max sockets do not fit the non-BT pcb, same as R1. The pads are a little too fat. Fits perfect on BT pcb.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: bcbishop on Mon, 03 June 2019, 13:58:15
Really intrigued by the idea of building a hot swappable CA66.

Barry, are there any differences in the Bluetooth and non-Bluetooth PCBs that would cause sockets that work in one to not work in the other?

Received my kit today. The mill max sockets do not fit the non-BT pcb, same as R1. The pads are a little too fat. Fits perfect on BT pcb.

Thanks, theo313.

Booooooooooooo! :-)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PM_Your_Switches on Mon, 03 June 2019, 14:16:09
The white looks so good! I can't wait to build this tonight and get Modern Dolch on it!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: theo313 on Mon, 03 June 2019, 14:35:14
Some issues:

On the BT PCB, it appears that there is a hole drilled out where the pad is (pictured, blue arrow) for the "|\" switch. Is this somehow intentional? It appears that I would have to bridge it to the closest pad there.

Non-BT PCB, it appears that two pads are drilled into, and half there, again, what's up with that and will it eff things up?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: portbaron on Mon, 03 June 2019, 15:23:49
Ok so make sure whether you are flashing a CA66 or a CAD66 pcb. They are different and it will look like you bricked it if you flash a hex for the wrong one. Derp.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: portbaron on Mon, 03 June 2019, 16:00:37
OK so how do you hook up the usb on the CA66 pcb...there is no connector or wires supplied.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Mon, 03 June 2019, 16:07:27
OK so how do you hook up the usb on the CA66 pcb...there is no connector or wires supplied.
Pretty sure there should be a connector cable in there, the guy posting pictures further up has one has one
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: waxpoetik on Mon, 03 June 2019, 16:24:08
(https://i.imgur.com/JBKq1B7.jpg)

Long wait - but it ended up great! Loving this thing.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Mon, 03 June 2019, 16:55:02
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/JBKq1B7.jpg)


Long wait - but it ended up great! Loving this thing.

Beauty! Mine just came in and Iím wondering if I should tell my bus driver to hurry up because thereís a new keyboard at home!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Asbrodeus on Mon, 03 June 2019, 17:32:24
Did anyone else who ordered dark red receive an extremely dark purple/maroon color with a completely different back side color?  :-\

(https://i.imgur.com/MHeeuNA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/uv7useG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wLD0YU5.jpg)

SA royalty for color comparison
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Mon, 03 June 2019, 17:54:48
Did anyone else who ordered dark red receive an extremely dark purple/maroon color with a completely different back side color?  :-\

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

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/uv7useG.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/wLD0YU5.jpg)


SA royalty for color comparison
Hmm. That looks quite similar to the photo in the OP but that colour matching between the case top and bottom is not good

Edit: on second look, it looks a lot darker but the photo in the OP is in natural light, not inside so it's hard to tell

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Mon, 03 June 2019, 18:00:00
Did anyone else who ordered dark red receive an extremely dark purple/maroon color with a completely different back side color?  :-\

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

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/uv7useG.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/wLD0YU5.jpg)


SA royalty for color comparison

Mine is quite dark as well but I would say itís in the realm of what I was expecting. The bottom plate isnít a perfect match but again, itís not outside of what Iíd consider acceptable.

On another note, does anyone know what B2 (second from top on far right) of the standard PCB is mapped to? Iím trying to ensure everything is working before soldering. Already found a loose component causing my Down arrow to not work so Iím going to try and resoldering that.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: theo313 on Mon, 03 June 2019, 18:55:31
Can you guys please post pics of your BT and non-BT 0CBs for comparison? Much appreciated in advance.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Mon, 03 June 2019, 18:57:07
Can you guys please post pics of your BT and non-BT 0CBs for comparison? Much appreciated in advance.
What do you want to see?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: bcbishop on Mon, 03 June 2019, 19:34:09
Just got mine, and the white finish is indeed gorgeous! Two quick questions though:

1. Is anybody else's case missing the two long rubber strips / feet that were on the last round?

2. I'm no doubt going to feel stupid once I hear the answer, but what are the white plastic washers for, and what are the little components with the yellow dots (they're loose in a bag for one of my PCBs, and part of a strip in the other)?

(https://i.imgur.com/EvJK6x2.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: upintheclouds on Mon, 03 June 2019, 19:41:37
Some issues:

On the BT PCB, it appears that there is a hole drilled out where the pad is (pictured, blue arrow) for the "|\" switch. Is this somehow intentional? It appears that I would have to bridge it to the closest pad there.

Non-BT PCB, it appears that two pads are drilled into, and half there, again, what's up with that and will it eff things up?

That hole in the pad is for the pcb-mount stabilizers for ISO enter key position. The stabilizer orientation is reversed between BT and non-BT PCB, so the hole sizes and positions near that pad are different. This shouldn't screw anything up, per-se, but does seem like it will make a hot-swap build a bit harder :/

The bottom hole on your non-BT PCB is for the leg of a PCB-mounted switch to fit through.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: fer.real on Mon, 03 June 2019, 19:43:35
Just got mine, and the white finish is indeed gorgeous! Two quick questions though:

1. Is anybody else's case missing the two long rubber strips / feet that were on the last round?

2. I'm no doubt going to feel stupid once I hear the answer, but what are the white plastic washers for, and what are the little components with the yellow dots (they're loose in a bag for one of my PCBs, and part of a strip in the other)?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/EvJK6x2.jpg)


1.  I got the feet.

2.  The SMD components are white LEDs for backlighting the Winkey and far right column.

3.  The washers are for use with screw in stabs, so that you don't short any pads.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Sythe on Mon, 03 June 2019, 20:00:01
I'm a little jealous seeing everyone getting their new boards.

Got my tracking, but it still just says they haven't received the package yet. :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: iEatPuppers on Mon, 03 June 2019, 20:16:20
Did anyone else who ordered dark red receive an extremely dark purple/maroon color with a completely different back side color?  :-\

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

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/uv7useG.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/wLD0YU5.jpg)


SA royalty for color comparison

Mine is quite dark as well but I would say itís in the realm of what I was expecting. The bottom plate isnít a perfect match but again, itís not outside of what Iíd consider acceptable.

On another note, does anyone know what B2 (second from top on far right) of the standard PCB is mapped to? Iím trying to ensure everything is working before soldering. Already found a loose component causing my Down arrow to not work so Iím going to try and resoldering that.

My dark red also looks purplish. I asked my brother what colour it looked like, and he mentioned that "it's burgundy depending on the lighting".

I'm happy with it though, the ano is very nice.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: bcbishop on Mon, 03 June 2019, 20:26:48
Just got mine, and the white finish is indeed gorgeous! Two quick questions though:

1. Is anybody else's case missing the two long rubber strips / feet that were on the last round?

2. I'm no doubt going to feel stupid once I hear the answer, but what are the white plastic washers for, and what are the little components with the yellow dots (they're loose in a bag for one of my PCBs, and part of a strip in the other)?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/EvJK6x2.jpg)


1.  I got the feet.

2.  The SMD components are white LEDs for backlighting the Winkey and far right column.

3.  The washers are for use with screw in stabs, so that you don't short any pads.

Thanks fer.real!
Title: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Mon, 03 June 2019, 22:39:36
Doesnít do nearly enough justice. Iím going to take pictures again tomorrow when I have some daylight.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190604/39953932201dfcb328b8a6b63a12393b.jpg)

Getting the battery working was a bit of a pain but itís charging and works without power. Gotta figure out how the Bluetooth actually works though!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Mon, 03 June 2019, 22:51:16
Doesnít do nearly enough justice. Iím going to take pictures again tomorrow when I have some daylight.

Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190604/39953932201dfcb328b8a6b63a12393b.jpg)


Getting the battery working was a bit of a pain but itís charging and works without power. Gotta figure out how the Bluetooth actually works though!
Nice! I remember that vendor posting on r/mm about using old style phone cables. It looks good!

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Mon, 03 June 2019, 23:35:08
Doesnít do nearly enough justice. Iím going to take pictures again tomorrow when I have some daylight.

Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190604/39953932201dfcb328b8a6b63a12393b.jpg)


Getting the battery working was a bit of a pain but itís charging and works without power. Gotta figure out how the Bluetooth actually works though!

There isn't a pairing mode or anything; as soon as you switch on the bluetooth with the switch between tab and Q, it should become discoverable.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Mon, 03 June 2019, 23:38:00
Some issues:

On the BT PCB, it appears that there is a hole drilled out where the pad is (pictured, blue arrow) for the "|\" switch. Is this somehow intentional? It appears that I would have to bridge it to the closest pad there.

Non-BT PCB, it appears that two pads are drilled into, and half there, again, what's up with that and will it eff things up?

That hole in the pad is for the pcb-mount stabilizers for ISO enter key position. The stabilizer orientation is reversed between BT and non-BT PCB, so the hole sizes and positions near that pad are different. This shouldn't screw anything up, per-se, but does seem like it will make a hot-swap build a bit harder :/

The bottom hole on your non-BT PCB is for the leg of a PCB-mounted switch to fit through.

Didn't affect hotswap as much as I thought it would, there's enough contact there to make a rigid connection. I've swapped switches about 4 times already, because I'm indecisive like that.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Mon, 03 June 2019, 23:51:59
Has anyone noticed a reasonable number of poorly anodised spots on their board? Mine just arrived and from a distance it looks great, but up close there are a number of spots where the anodisation is a bit iffy.. I understand this will never be perfect, I just want to get an idea of other people's results - white case here if it makes a difference. Will take photos when I get home

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Mon, 03 June 2019, 23:56:29
Closely inspected my own white case and it looks pristine. There were some spots on it when it arrived, but they rubbed off with just a wet wipes. Might want to have a go at that and see it any 9f the blemishes are just dirt from shipping/handling.
Title: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Tue, 04 June 2019, 00:01:07
Doesnít do nearly enough justice. Iím going to take pictures again tomorrow when I have some daylight.

Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190604/39953932201dfcb328b8a6b63a12393b.jpg)


Getting the battery working was a bit of a pain but itís charging and works without power. Gotta figure out how the Bluetooth actually works though!

There isn't a pairing mode or anything; as soon as you switch on the bluetooth with the switch between tab and Q, it should become discoverable.

I actually flashed it with some of the Bluetooth options on ydkb and got it paired to my phone just fine!

This is a pretty cool board if I do say so myself.

Edit: hmm seem to be having trouble getting the board into pairing mode.  Not sure whatís going on.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: andrewregal on Tue, 04 June 2019, 00:45:04
Got my board today from DHL!! The color (blue grey) is a bit lighter than I thought it would end up being and there's a few imperfections with the anodization, but I'm still super happy with the final product. I'm hoping to find some time during this week to lube switches so I can build it this weekend  :cool:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: theo313 on Tue, 04 June 2019, 01:27:08
Some issues:

On the BT PCB, it appears that there is a hole drilled out where the pad is (pictured, blue arrow) for the "|\" switch. Is this somehow intentional? It appears that I would have to bridge it to the closest pad there.

Non-BT PCB, it appears that two pads are drilled into, and half there, again, what's up with that and will it eff things up?

That hole in the pad is for the pcb-mount stabilizers for ISO enter key position. The stabilizer orientation is reversed between BT and non-BT PCB, so the hole sizes and positions near that pad are different. This shouldn't screw anything up, per-se, but does seem like it will make a hot-swap build a bit harder :/

The bottom hole on your non-BT PCB is for the leg of a PCB-mounted switch to fit through.

Didn't affect hotswap as much as I thought it would, there's enough contact there to make a rigid connection. I've swapped switches about 4 times already, because I'm indecisive like that.

It will definitely be able to work wit just a short bridge. I have all of my sockets in, but haven't even soldered them in, yet all exept that key, and z work without solder. I will solder them in later, but wanted to test it out. Very easy to program, BT connected right away.

Two things:

1) How do I disable or sabilize LED? The rainbow cycle is annoying.
2) The Z key does not have a hole big enough for the middle part of the switch to go through. How dangerous is it to drill the hole a little larger?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PM_Your_Switches on Tue, 04 June 2019, 01:28:52
I love it. The white came out really well. There were a couple black specs on the outside, but they wiped away easily.

I guess I don't understand the RGB controls though. The top key toggles on/off and the key below that does nothing. I thought that key changed the modes?

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Tue, 04 June 2019, 03:10:49
Some issues:

On the BT PCB, it appears that there is a hole drilled out where the pad is (pictured, blue arrow) for the "|\" switch. Is this somehow intentional? It appears that I would have to bridge it to the closest pad there.

Non-BT PCB, it appears that two pads are drilled into, and half there, again, what's up with that and will it eff things up?

That hole in the pad is for the pcb-mount stabilizers for ISO enter key position. The stabilizer orientation is reversed between BT and non-BT PCB, so the hole sizes and positions near that pad are different. This shouldn't screw anything up, per-se, but does seem like it will make a hot-swap build a bit harder :/

The bottom hole on your non-BT PCB is for the leg of a PCB-mounted switch to fit through.

Didn't affect hotswap as much as I thought it would, there's enough contact there to make a rigid connection. I've swapped switches about 4 times already, because I'm indecisive like that.

It will definitely be able to work wit just a short bridge. I have all of my sockets in, but haven't even soldered them in, yet all exept that key, and z work without solder. I will solder them in later, but wanted to test it out. Very easy to program, BT connected right away.

Two things:

1) How do I disable or sabilize LED? The rainbow cycle is annoying.
2) The Z key does not have a hole big enough for the middle part of the switch to go through. How dangerous is it to drill the hole a little larger?

I love it. The white came out really well. There were a couple black specs on the outside, but they wiped away easily.

I guess I don't understand the RGB controls though. The top key toggles on/off and the key below that does nothing. I thought that key changed the modes?

(Attachment Link)

You have to program in LED controls from ydkb, as they arent included by default.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 04 June 2019, 04:00:56
Hi guys. I am a bit sick so I won't be able to reply very soon to both Facebook fanpage messages and replies this thread.
It's quite taking up my energy to check replies one by one.
But if you got any problem and you can't find a solution in thread, contact me via FB messages and email.
These two ways will get you a quicker reply.

As most of you had got your board.
Please do test your PCB by following these steps before starting your build (make it as a habit is better to every custom PCB):

1. Every PCB should include a main board, a daughter board and a flat cable.
    Plastic washers are for screw in stabilizers to prevent shorting.
2. Check out flashing guides here: http://bit.ly/2W9tSet (http://bit.ly/2W9tSet)
    and flash PCB with your hex file once. That way you can fully test your PCB and don't have to ask what's the function for every key.
3. These two guides were for PCB of last round. There are some changes for bettering it in this round.
    I will try to make a new one and tell you guys where are differences for you to play with.

Thanks. ;)

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Tue, 04 June 2019, 05:34:18
I almost didn't find my titanium badge in the packaging

Very sneaky (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190604/005f8eb1da7dd8d2e3e6f5ae6d3aebfa.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190604/867654d9a6662da1510619c740a895b9.jpg)

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Tue, 04 June 2019, 08:18:08
Anyone with a BT PCB that can help me out?

I flashed mine with a layer and keys that toggle BT/USB, BT Pairing, BT stop pairing, and BT forget.

I was able to pair it to my iPhone once but am not able to pair it to any of my devices now including the iPhone originally paired with.

The board is working fine otherwise and I can tell itís going into BT mode when I use the toggle because it wonít work on my computer when itís plugged in but in BT mode.

Any tips would be appreciated!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Kerasan on Tue, 04 June 2019, 09:33:49
Has anyone noticed a reasonable number of poorly anodised spots on their board? Mine just arrived and from a distance it looks great, but up close there are a number of spots where the anodisation is a bit iffy.. I understand this will never be perfect, I just want to get an idea of other people's results - white case here if it makes a difference. Will take photos when I get home

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yes, on my board there are several spots they don't even remove with dedicated metal cleaner (dark red)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Chaselicious17 on Tue, 04 June 2019, 09:53:05
(https://imgur.com/sqsPun6.jpg)
Oh man, I'm really digging how mine came out. Just waiting on massdrop to give me my HP's so I can build this thing.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: theo313 on Tue, 04 June 2019, 10:53:13
Anyone with a BT PCB that can help me out?

I flashed mine with a layer and keys that toggle BT/USB, BT Pairing, BT stop pairing, and BT forget.

I was able to pair it to my iPhone once but am not able to pair it to any of my devices now including the iPhone originally paired with.

The board is working fine otherwise and I can tell itís going into BT mode when I use the toggle because it wonít work on my computer when itís plugged in but in BT mode.

Any tips would be appreciated!

Hmm. I didn't program any BT commands in the flash. It auto showed up on my PC BT options after I flashed it and turned it on.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: 5inn3d- on Tue, 04 June 2019, 12:04:05
I was excited to get this in the mail a couple of days ago but there are quite a few marks that can't be removed and seem to be scuffs/scratches.

any advise on this OP?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: JDragon on Tue, 04 June 2019, 12:08:44
Any suggestions for batteries?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: theo313 on Tue, 04 June 2019, 13:57:12
Any suggestions for batteries?

I used this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NAX9XYG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

However, its riiiight on the cusp of being too fat. I cut up an old medical card and glued it to the top of it so it doesn't get poked by the PCB.

It works, but some people would prefer a flatter profile I'm sure.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: ZyBeR on Tue, 04 June 2019, 15:25:30
Is there different type of connectors on different pcb's?

I have the BT-version and my USB-connector is connected with a classic connector/cable, but I see some have ribbon/flat cables?

I also got an on/off switch separately, I guess it's the BT power switch.
Some have received plastic washers for screw-in stabs, I didn't.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Tue, 04 June 2019, 15:39:55
Is there different type of connectors on different pcb's?

I have the BT-version and my USB-connector is connected with a classic connector/cable, but I see some have ribbon/flat cables?

I also got an on/off switch separately, I guess it's the BT power switch.
Some have received plastic washers for screw-in stabs, I didn't.

The standard PCB does have a different connector than the Bluetooth PCB, that is correct. You have to solder the switch into the PCB. Donít forget to do that before putting the plate and switches in!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Wojciech on Tue, 04 June 2019, 16:12:56
Will there be CA66 round 3 run?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: theo313 on Tue, 04 June 2019, 17:36:58
Ah man. I'm getting a lot of double types on some letters nnnnnnnn ;;;;;;;; Damnn mann
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Kerasan on Tue, 04 June 2019, 17:47:53
guys did you all use ydkb to configure it?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: theo313 on Tue, 04 June 2019, 17:56:07
guys did you all use ydkb to configure it?

There are instuctions on the ydkb.io website.
Download the Reflash tool under the Download tab
Configure the keyboard under CA66 or CAD66 depending on WKL or HHKB style
Download the Hex File
Drag the Hex file into the reflash tool
It will tell you to unplug the keyboard, do so
Plug it in and hold escape while it begins to flash
Boom its done
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Tue, 04 June 2019, 17:56:57
guys did you all use ydkb to configure it?
I did. Be aware that the link to ydkb configurator defaults to the non BT PCB firmware. You need to choose CAD66 for the BT board.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Vizir on Tue, 04 June 2019, 18:33:15
How many sip and milmax sockets are needed per switch?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Tue, 04 June 2019, 20:19:52
2 of each per switch. Buy 5 extra of each for if you mess some up.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Reicheous on Tue, 04 June 2019, 20:36:29
Space is not working on mine. Is this the issue? It looks like Iím missing the ďT4Ē component.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Tue, 04 June 2019, 20:38:06
Yep, you're missing a diode there. There should have been spares included that you can solder on with care. Just make sure it's orientation is correct, as they are polarized .
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: portbaron on Tue, 04 June 2019, 20:47:54
Built the first one, Orange ALPS.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: MeloDet on Tue, 04 June 2019, 21:23:01
Built mine up with orange alps as well! Anyone have any issues with programming though? After flashing I'm getting a device malfunctioned error.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Tue, 04 June 2019, 21:47:58
Wanted to share some actual good shots of my built board. I'm quite happy with it and the colour I think is a bit more purple? But it's definitely growing on me!
[attach=1]
https://imgur.com/a/bTtVE3v (https://imgur.com/a/bTtVE3v)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: portbaron on Tue, 04 June 2019, 21:51:34
Built mine up with orange alps as well! Anyone have any issues with programming though? After flashing I'm getting a device malfunctioned error.
Make sure you made a hex file for the CAD66 not the CA66. Also, hold the esc down until it's done flashing. Fixed it for me.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Vizir on Tue, 04 June 2019, 22:19:48
2 of each per switch. Buy 5 extra of each for if you mess some up.

just to be sure, i'm looking at the following for switches:
https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=%200305-2-15-80-47-80-10-0%20
2 per switch

and this for the LEDs:
https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=%20310-43-164-41-001000%20
2 per led

right?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Tue, 04 June 2019, 22:23:01
2 of each per switch. Buy 5 extra of each for if you mess some up.

just to be sure, i'm looking at the following for switches:
https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=%200305-2-15-80-47-80-10-0%20
2 per switch

and this for the LEDs:
https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=%20310-43-164-41-001000%20
2 per led

right?
If you don't mind waiting

https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/bwvhza/gb_millmax_sockets_7305_06040611/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: MeloDet on Tue, 04 June 2019, 22:24:56
Built mine up with orange alps as well! Anyone have any issues with programming though? After flashing I'm getting a device malfunctioned error.
Make sure you made a hex file for the CAD66 not the CA66. Also, hold the esc down until it's done flashing. Fixed it for me.
Ah, that was it. Was using CA66. Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Vizir on Tue, 04 June 2019, 22:50:25
2 of each per switch. Buy 5 extra of each for if you mess some up.

just to be sure, i'm looking at the following for switches:
https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=%200305-2-15-80-47-80-10-0%20
2 per switch

and this for the LEDs:
https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=%20310-43-164-41-001000%20
2 per led

right?
If you don't mind waiting

https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/bwvhza/gb_millmax_sockets_7305_06040611/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

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oh, i linked the wrong one. i don't mind waiting and will join the GB. what about the SIP sockets?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 05 June 2019, 00:28:03
Did anyone else who ordered dark red receive an extremely dark purple/maroon color with a completely different back side color?  :-\

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

Show Image
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SA royalty for color comparison


Please send us a mail or PM. Let's see what we can do for you. :thumb:

Space is not working on mine. Is this the issue? It looks like Iím missing the ďT4Ē component.

If you need the component, please send us a mail or PM.
Or you can remove one from an unused key to fill that position.

I was excited to get this in the mail a couple of days ago but there are quite a few marks that can't be removed and seem to be scuffs/scratches.

any advise on this OP?

Send us a mail or PM with photos. Thanks. ;)

Any suggestions for batteries?

Most 3.7v Li batteries will do the work. Just be careful of size of pin head.

Built the first one, Orange ALPS.


Built the first one, Orange ALPS.


That's the first ALPS build we got here! Naisu :thumb:

Built mine up with orange alps as well! Anyone have any issues with programming though? After flashing I'm getting a device malfunctioned error.

Try to flash the board again and replug the cable. Make sure you are using the right hex file.

Wanted to share some actual good shots of my built board. I'm quite happy with it and the colour I think is a bit more purple? But it's definitely growing on me!
(Attachment Link)
https://imgur.com/a/bTtVE3v (https://imgur.com/a/bTtVE3v)

That's adorable. This color is quite a hard one to control, and sometime it's color can go either way under different light sources.
But glad you liked it.  ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Sythe on Wed, 05 June 2019, 00:52:36
When will the next batch of boards ship out?
I got the tracking on 1/6 and DHL still haven't got the package yet.
I keep checking it and no progress, so still impatiently waiting... lol

Would have been nice to get it before this weekend as I would have had the long weekend to build it. :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: portbaron on Wed, 05 June 2019, 01:12:20
2nd board built. Lubed 65g red pandas.
I kind of like the maroon.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jariss on Wed, 05 June 2019, 02:31:16
I am happy I finally have my board but am also a little surprised with the amount of nicks/scratches/ano marks. I am also missing one of the plate screws. Don't know if this was normal or within the realm of quality control but it seems like a little more than normal.

https://imgur.com/a/jBlmX8e

The caps are not on switches; they are just placed for a mock up.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Wed, 05 June 2019, 02:50:16
I am happy I finally have my board but am also a little surprised with the amount of nicks/scratches/ano marks. I am also missing one of the plate screws. Don't know if this was normal or within the realm of quality control but it seems like a little more than normal.

https://imgur.com/a/jBlmX8e

The caps are not on switches; they are just placed for a mock up.
From what I've seen the nicks/scratches are more easily visible on the coloured boards. Also the ano mismatch between case/base is present on other colours.

Whether this is considered standard or acceptable I can't comment, this was my first GB. From the photos I've seen, some of them I would not be happy with.

Any missing parts will be sent to you.

I would email PlayKeyboard directly with photos and ask them the question (about scratches/nicks/imperfections).

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Wed, 05 June 2019, 04:19:09
I am happy I finally have my board but am also a little surprised with the amount of nicks/scratches/ano marks. I am also missing one of the plate screws. Don't know if this was normal or within the realm of quality control but it seems like a little more than normal.

https://imgur.com/a/jBlmX8e

The caps are not on switches; they are just placed for a mock up.

You might want to check the little bag of spare parts for screws; I recieved a few extra screws in my package along with the RGB LEDs and their associated diodes for the macro column, as well as a JST power connector.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: b4d_tR1p on Wed, 05 June 2019, 05:06:00
someone sell or trade his ca66?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: lakeboredom on Wed, 05 June 2019, 06:04:15
How many sip and milmax sockets are needed per switch?

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Millmax dont fit this pcb homie.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Wed, 05 June 2019, 06:08:03
How many sip and milmax sockets are needed per switch?

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Millmax dont fit this pcb homie.
You will find from the post further up that they fit r2

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Wed, 05 June 2019, 06:10:27
How many sip and milmax sockets are needed per switch?

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Millmax dont fit this pcb homie.

It does for the Bluetooth one
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: lakeboredom on Wed, 05 June 2019, 06:13:47
Oh good lookin' out guys. I tested on the regular R2 pcb, didn't think to try the bluetooth.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: DoCallMeKing on Wed, 05 June 2019, 07:31:18
If anyone has a BT PCB they can sell, please hit me up.
I know there might be extras after all shipping occurs but Iím not sure when thatíll be and I need a pcb.
I will pay over retail for it. Just need one at the moment.
Thanks and enjoy. 
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Wed, 05 June 2019, 19:36:42
Did anyone with a BT keyboard reflash their firmware and still have BT working?

I canít get my Bluetooth working. Light is on so I know the board has power but it doesnít show up in Bluetooth settings on any of my devices.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Wed, 05 June 2019, 19:46:38
Did anyone with a BT keyboard reflash their firmware and still have BT working?

I canít get my Bluetooth working. Light is on so I know the board has power but it doesnít show up in Bluetooth settings on any of my devices.
Did you create your hex file using the CAD66 (not CA66) option on the ydkb configurator website?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Wed, 05 June 2019, 19:47:16
Did anyone with a BT keyboard reflash their firmware and still have BT working?

I canít get my Bluetooth working. Light is on so I know the board has power but it doesnít show up in Bluetooth settings on any of my devices.
Did you create your hex file using the CAD66 (not CA66) option on the ydkb configurator website?

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Yep, definitely used the CAD66 option
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Wed, 05 June 2019, 19:49:16
Did anyone with a BT keyboard reflash their firmware and still have BT working?

I canít get my Bluetooth working. Light is on so I know the board has power but it doesnít show up in Bluetooth settings on any of my devices.
Did you create your hex file using the CAD66 (not CA66) option on the ydkb configurator website?

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Yep, definitely used the CAD66 option
Hmm. I can't help sorry, I haven't got a battery to start testing my BT pcb

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Rumblehotep on Wed, 05 June 2019, 21:54:57
Magnetic Screws  :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lormania on Wed, 05 June 2019, 22:17:35
Got my board yesterday but was finally able to open it today. I got to say I am disappointed. I have many defects in my anodization. Here is the link to the imgur:

https://imgur.com/a/7bn2ld5

They are so obvious when you look at the board and I can feel some of them as I run my finger over. I have an R1 Grey that I love and it is flawless, but this one I don't think I can use because the defects are so obvious that all I do is stare at them. Barry, is there anything you can do to correct this? I know others have defects as well. This would be like a C stock board, yet I paid for an A stock. How does this even pass QC? Would cerakoting help cover these? I fear the two near the badge would still be there since the basically feel like cuts that they tried to fill in with something before anodizing.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 06 June 2019, 01:10:18
Got my board yesterday but was finally able to open it today. I got to say I am disappointed. I have many defects in my anodization. Here is the link to the imgur:

https://imgur.com/a/7bn2ld5

They are so obvious when you look at the board and I can feel some of them as I run my finger over. I have an R1 Grey that I love and it is flawless, but this one I don't think I can use because the defects are so obvious that all I do is stare at them. Barry, is there anything you can do to correct this? I know others have defects as well. This would be like a C stock board, yet I paid for an A stock. How does this even pass QC? Would cerakoting help cover these? I fear the two near the badge would still be there since the basically feel like cuts that they tried to fill in with something before anodizing.

Sorry for the disappointment.
Please PM me along with this album link and your order number.
Let's see how we can do the aftersale service for you.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: EvilemX8 on Thu, 06 June 2019, 02:18:44
Is anyone else's PCB randomly disconnecting for a split second at times? I hear the USB disconnect noise but my board works like right after. I am using the BT PCB, and a DIY ZapCables cable I made. The cable works with my 1800mini just fine, never disconnects, so I don't think its the cable.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 06 June 2019, 08:51:31
Is anyone else's PCB randomly disconnecting for a split second at times? I hear the USB disconnect noise but my board works like right after. I am using the BT PCB, and a DIY ZapCables cable I made. The cable works with my 1800mini just fine, never disconnects, so I don't think its the cable.

Please check 3 things for us:
1. Flat cable is well connected or not.
2. Your power supply is stable or not. Especially when RGB strip is turned on.
3. If your device or home wires are not grounding properly, you can try to stick some tape around USB C connector.

Good luck!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: theo313 on Thu, 06 June 2019, 18:26:10
My Bluetooth was working perfectly until I connected a different keyboard to the computer. When I went to plug the CA66 back in it is not recognizing the BT connection. Even redoing the whole BT connection process and nothing.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Thu, 06 June 2019, 18:28:38
My Bluetooth was working perfectly until I connected a different keyboard to the computer. When I went to plug the CA66 back in it is not recognizing the BT connection. Even redoing the whole BT connection process and nothing.

Yeah I canít get my BT working either. Paired once to my iPhone and then left it. Now it doesnít show up on any of my devices.

Whatís odd is I downloaded a Bluetooth scanner app and it comes up on there but with minimal data.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190606/5a22e83412edca3ebff79fb4c6ba2f39.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: bcbishop on Thu, 06 June 2019, 18:34:54
If everyone hasn't done so already, I'd recommend giving your PCBs a thorough once-over to make sure everything is where it's supposed to be.

After reading about the issue Reicheous had, I checked out the two in my order and sure enough -- there's a missing component on one of mine as well. Good times.

(https://i.imgur.com/jmvAP7i.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Thu, 06 June 2019, 19:10:44
If everyone hasn't done so already, I'd recommend giving your PCBs a thorough once-over to make sure everything is where it's supposed to be.

After reading about the issue Reicheous had, I checked out the two in my order and sure enough -- there's a missing component on one of mine as well. Good times.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/jmvAP7i.jpg)


There are extra diodes included, just in case this happened during shipping and handling, so you can solder one on. Just make sure it's in the right orientation and everything should be fine.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 06 June 2019, 19:46:43
My Bluetooth was working perfectly until I connected a different keyboard to the computer. When I went to plug the CA66 back in it is not recognizing the BT connection. Even redoing the whole BT connection process and nothing.

My Bluetooth was working perfectly until I connected a different keyboard to the computer. When I went to plug the CA66 back in it is not recognizing the BT connection. Even redoing the whole BT connection process and nothing.

Yeah I canít get my BT working either. Paired once to my iPhone and then left it. Now it doesnít show up on any of my devices.

Whatís odd is I downloaded a Bluetooth scanner app and it comes up on there but with minimal data.

Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190606/5a22e83412edca3ebff79fb4c6ba2f39.jpg)


Please make sure you clear connection fully when trying to connect another device from an original one.
The keycode "Clear paired device" is still under construction. There are some bugs waiting to be fix at the moment. So don't use it now.

If you are using iOS devices, sometimes you can't search CAD66 on another iOS device apart from the already connected one.
That's the common problem we know now when you are using a bluetooth product which you don't have to install driver for it.
You can try install another free bluetooth software like "Adafruit Bluefruit LE Connect" to connect CAD66.

These are situations and solutions we know now for connecting issues.
We'll update more if we found others.

If everyone hasn't done so already, I'd recommend giving your PCBs a thorough once-over to make sure everything is where it's supposed to be.

After reading about the issue Reicheous had, I checked out the two in my order and sure enough -- there's a missing component on one of mine as well. Good times.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/jmvAP7i.jpg)


There are extra diodes included, just in case this happened during shipping and handling, so you can solder one on. Just make sure it's in the right orientation and everything should be fine.


Thanks for all the help mate. ;)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Thu, 06 June 2019, 20:09:39

If everyone hasn't done so already, I'd recommend giving your PCBs a thorough once-over to make sure everything is where it's supposed to be.

After reading about the issue Reicheous had, I checked out the two in my order and sure enough -- there's a missing component on one of mine as well. Good times.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/jmvAP7i.jpg)


There are extra diodes included, just in case this happened during shipping and handling, so you can solder one on. Just make sure it's in the right orientation and everything should be fine.

I didn't get any spare diodes in with mine..
Wondering if anyone can compare their non-BT board to mine. It looks like there is a component missing but it's not near a switch hole like the rest do I'm not sure if it's just a mis-print.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190607/dbdfc1d3ff0486c654ad16451d92bb01.jpg)

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Thu, 06 June 2019, 22:19:22

If everyone hasn't done so already, I'd recommend giving your PCBs a thorough once-over to make sure everything is where it's supposed to be.

After reading about the issue Reicheous had, I checked out the two in my order and sure enough -- there's a missing component on one of mine as well. Good times.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/jmvAP7i.jpg)


There are extra diodes included, just in case this happened during shipping and handling, so you can solder one on. Just make sure it's in the right orientation and everything should be fine.

I didn't get any spare diodes in with mine..
Wondering if anyone can compare their non-BT board to mine. It looks like there is a component missing but it's not near a switch hole like the rest do I'm not sure if it's just a mis-print.
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190607/dbdfc1d3ff0486c654ad16451d92bb01.jpg)


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That position was just without any component. Don't bother as long as your PCB works correctly. :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Thu, 06 June 2019, 22:19:24

If everyone hasn't done so already, I'd recommend giving your PCBs a thorough once-over to make sure everything is where it's supposed to be.

After reading about the issue Reicheous had, I checked out the two in my order and sure enough -- there's a missing component on one of mine as well. Good times.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/jmvAP7i.jpg)


There are extra diodes included, just in case this happened during shipping and handling, so you can solder one on. Just make sure it's in the right orientation and everything should be fine.

I didn't get any spare diodes in with mine..
Wondering if anyone can compare their non-BT board to mine. It looks like there is a component missing but it's not near a switch hole like the rest do I'm not sure if it's just a mis-print.
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190607/dbdfc1d3ff0486c654ad16451d92bb01.jpg)


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My regular PCB is the exact same in that spot and it works fine.

Also, for anyone who encounters a Bluetooth issue, I downloaded the adafruit Bluetooth app which then suggested a firmware update for the Bluetooth module and I figured what the heck. After that it paired to my Mac! Still hoping it will work long term but this is progress.

Thanks for the tip Barry
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Thu, 06 June 2019, 22:27:49
Actually, I still canít connect to my iOS devices and the only way to reconnect on my Mac if I forget the device is to open up the adafruit app and connect to it that way.

At least that means thereís hope?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: architones on Thu, 06 June 2019, 23:14:10
Board arrived and built yesterday!

In spite of it having a couple case flaws, I'm in love with how the whole build turned out.

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

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Thu, 06 June 2019, 23:32:19
Board arrived and built yesterday!

In spite of it having a couple case flaws, I'm in love with how the whole build turned out.

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

Is that hago oblivion? I wish my oCo Honeywell red accents were that dark!
Edit: looks incredible!

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: architones on Thu, 06 June 2019, 23:38:08
Board arrived and built yesterday!

In spite of it having a couple case flaws, I'm in love with how the whole build turned out.

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

Is that hago oblivion? I wish my oCo Honeywell red accents were that dark!
Edit: looks incredible!

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Thanks! 😁 It's 7bit's Round 6 keycaps actually! Took forever to get but it was definitely worth it
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Thu, 06 June 2019, 23:43:47
Board arrived and built yesterday!

In spite of it having a couple case flaws, I'm in love with how the whole build turned out.

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

Is that hago oblivion? I wish my oCo Honeywell red accents were that dark!
Edit: looks incredible!

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Thanks! It's 7bit's Round 6 keycaps actually! Took forever to get but it was definitely worth it
Wish I had known about the community when 7bit was running those GBs. I was about a year too late, now the markups are crazy!

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: 5inn3d- on Fri, 07 June 2019, 05:24:29
can someone educate me on what these are for? especially the white ribbon

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Fri, 07 June 2019, 05:36:56
can someone educate me on what these are for? especially the white ribbon

Thanks in advance.
The bag with the ribbon cable is for non-BT PCB. That ribbon cable connects the main PCB to the daughter board with the USB connection on it. The other bag is for the BT PCB

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: 5inn3d- on Fri, 07 June 2019, 05:43:58
thank you kind sir  :-*
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Fri, 07 June 2019, 06:55:32
8 down. 59 to go (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190607/e5a22cb2695df02e79dbc5d5169b2c82.jpg)

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Oatburner on Fri, 07 June 2019, 10:21:10
Edit: Turns out I am stupid and the battery does not, in fact, fit in this case.

Waiting on my DHL order to get picked up, but in the mean time, here's the battery I got. Digi-Key p/n 1908-1377-ND. The clearance is a bit tight, but some fish paper on the back of the PCB will solve that concern. I'll update when the build is done, and once I see how many months it will run on this beefy 6Ah boy.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Fri, 07 June 2019, 10:31:30
Waiting on my DHL order to get picked up, but in the mean time, here's the battery I got. Digi-Key p/n 1908-1377-ND. The clearance is a bit tight, but some fish paper on the back of the PCB will solve that concern. I'll update when the build is done, and once I see how many months it will run on this beefy 6Ah boy.

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

That is a big batty indeed

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: pengers on Fri, 07 June 2019, 12:36:24
PlayKeyboardTW, are you still working your way through the support emails?

Emailed on Monday but haven't gotten a response yet.

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Fri, 07 June 2019, 13:02:53
Does that marking on the middle of the caps lock led indicate negative on the left? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190607/37435bee86ea3276900b1e99ec9b4e27.jpg)

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: fer.real on Fri, 07 June 2019, 14:53:36
It looks like the pad on the left is for the cathode.  I believe the symbol on the board is this.

https://images.app.goo.gl/DeRmLKGU6pAzUeNG6
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Choobies on Fri, 07 June 2019, 15:02:28
My CA66 came with these defects.  The dark spot above the badge is moderate, the light smear in the top middle of the case is more apparent and severe.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: topherrehpot on Fri, 07 June 2019, 15:45:25

If everyone hasn't done so already, I'd recommend giving your PCBs a thorough once-over to make sure everything is where it's supposed to be.

After reading about the issue Reicheous had, I checked out the two in my order and sure enough -- there's a missing component on one of mine as well. Good times.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/jmvAP7i.jpg)


There are extra diodes included, just in case this happened during shipping and handling, so you can solder one on. Just make sure it's in the right orientation and everything should be fine.

I didn't get any spare diodes in with mine..
Wondering if anyone can compare their non-BT board to mine. It looks like there is a component missing but it's not near a switch hole like the rest do I'm not sure if it's just a mis-print.
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190607/dbdfc1d3ff0486c654ad16451d92bb01.jpg)


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Is it possible to put Kailh hot swap sockets on this board??
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Fri, 07 June 2019, 15:45:47

If everyone hasn't done so already, I'd recommend giving your PCBs a thorough once-over to make sure everything is where it's supposed to be.

After reading about the issue Reicheous had, I checked out the two in my order and sure enough -- there's a missing component on one of mine as well. Good times.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/jmvAP7i.jpg)


There are extra diodes included, just in case this happened during shipping and handling, so you can solder one on. Just make sure it's in the right orientation and everything should be fine.

I didn't get any spare diodes in with mine..
Wondering if anyone can compare their non-BT board to mine. It looks like there is a component missing but it's not near a switch hole like the rest do I'm not sure if it's just a mis-print.
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190607/dbdfc1d3ff0486c654ad16451d92bb01.jpg)


Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

Is it possible to put Kailh hot swap sockets on this board??

No
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: topherrehpot on Fri, 07 June 2019, 16:00:02
I thought not but the pic I quoted has some on the right hand column. I'm ordering milmax sockets anyway but thought the Kailh sockets might be easier to deal with. Ah well. Thanks.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Fri, 07 June 2019, 16:15:35
Has anyone else has an issue with two of the plate holes being a fraction too small to fit the switch fully in?

I am quite disappointed that I just spent over an hour lubing 70 roselios then building the board to find that two switches are not fully in, and cannot go in.

Worse than that is, I ended up having to ruin one switch to get it out because the angle it was stuck on prevented me from being able to press the tabs in.

Photos to show the angle the switch gets stuck on.  #1 and #2 are both too small to fit switches properly.
The photo that says same switch fits fine in the 1u hotswap hole but not in either of the 2 shown.
Edit: spelling
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190607/02e5d7dcc6452ca9c787226d12d006cc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190607/0b91b4dfa81ca910dfbf0e92b3d350c8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190607/5b1fd9b1fcb4ee8006831f32c6f64021.jpg)

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Fri, 07 June 2019, 17:23:48
I thought not but the pic I quoted has some on the right hand column. I'm ordering milmax sockets anyway but thought the Kailh sockets might be easier to deal with. Ah well. Thanks.

That picture is of the non-Bluetooth V2 pcb. They made the right column hotswap, but only the right column.

Pcbs need to be designed for kailh sockets from the beginning, theyíre not something that can be retrofitted. They require a footprint that has pads on the back side of the board and non-plated holes cut right where the usual switch mounting holes would be.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: topherrehpot on Fri, 07 June 2019, 17:27:14
I thought not but the pic I quoted has some on the right hand column. I'm ordering milmax sockets anyway but thought the Kailh sockets might be easier to deal with. Ah well. Thanks.

That picture is of the non-Bluetooth V2 pcb. They made the right column hotswap, but only the right column.

Pcbs need to be designed for kailh sockets from the beginning, theyíre not something that can be retrofitted. They require a footprint that has pads on the back side of the board and non-plated holes cut right where the usual switch mounting holes would be.

Got it! Thank you.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: ninjapirate on Fri, 07 June 2019, 20:59:46
Finally got a chance to put my purple R2 together.

(https://i.redd.it/zymf01il7y231.jpg)

HFO/HFR work so well on this case. Only complaint I have is that the bottom cover is a very, very tight fit... I have to smack the case to get it to come loose.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 07 June 2019, 21:22:13
Has anyone else has an issue with two of the plate holes being a fraction too small to fit the switch fully in?

I am quite disappointed that I just spent over an hour lubing 70 roselios then building the board to find that two switches are not fully in, and cannot go in.

Worse than that is, I ended up having to ruin one switch to get it out because the angle it was stuck on prevented me from being able to press the tabs in.

Photos to show the angle the switch gets stuck on.  #1 and #2 are both too small to fit switches properly.
The photo that says same switch fits fine in the 1u hotswap hole but not in either of the 2 shown.
Edit: spelling
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Please cut off PCB mounting legs if you are feeling switches tight to get in position.
Sometimes this may happen due to mounting holes on PCB, or plate switch holes narrowing a bit after anodizing.
And this happens most on transparent switches by their housing material. They are thicker than black housing Cherry switches.

PlayKeyboardTW, are you still working your way through the support emails?

Emailed on Monday but haven't gotten a response yet.

Thanks!

Yes. We will definitely check them if mails aren't sent into spam mail folder by accident.
You can PM or send mail again to us to make sure we see your inquires. ;)

Finally got a chance to put my purple R2 together.

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HFO/HFR work so well on this case. Only complaint I have is that the bottom cover is a very, very tight fit... I have to smack the case to get it to come loose.

Looks awesome! :cool:
Sorry about the tightness of back plate. Sometimes it happens. :-X
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Choobies on Fri, 07 June 2019, 21:31:32
Can anything be done about the case anodization defects?  :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Fri, 07 June 2019, 21:40:22
Can anything be done about the case anodization defects?  :(

Please send us a mail or PM along with your order number.
Thanks. :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: ZyBeR on Sun, 09 June 2019, 10:42:53
Is there or will there be any way of running QMK on the Bluetooth PCB?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Sun, 09 June 2019, 11:17:38
Is there or will there be any way of running QMK on the Bluetooth PCB?

Iím talking with Mech Merlin about porting it over. I might send him my PCB so he can help us with that!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: dr_unconscionable on Sun, 09 June 2019, 11:23:47
Is there or will there be any way of running QMK on the Bluetooth PCB?

Iím talking with Mech Merlin about porting it over. I might send him my PCB so he can help us with that!

Ooh this would be awesome :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: theo313 on Mon, 10 June 2019, 08:41:56
Finally got a chance to put my purple R2 together.

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(https://i.redd.it/zymf01il7y231.jpg)


HFO/HFR work so well on this case. Only complaint I have is that the bottom cover is a very, very tight fit... I have to smack the case to get it to come loose.

The Purple is damn hot! Semi regret just going basic black, but the black is so well done too.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: theo313 on Mon, 10 June 2019, 08:43:42
Basic black with Space Cadet on Outemu silent Skys.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Mon, 10 June 2019, 08:44:26
Basic black with Space Cadet on Outemu silent Skys.

That basic black sure is pretty
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: theo313 on Mon, 10 June 2019, 08:56:04
Basic black with Space Cadet on Outemu silent Skys.

That basic black sure is pretty

Thanks! I actually went for black on your reccomendation
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Mon, 10 June 2019, 09:00:02
Waiting on my DHL order to get picked up, but in the mean time, here's the battery I got. Digi-Key p/n 1908-1377-ND. The clearance is a bit tight, but some fish paper on the back of the PCB will solve that concern. I'll update when the build is done, and once I see how many months it will run on this beefy 6Ah boy.

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


Just FYI, according to the listed dimensions, that battery is too thick to fit the case.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Oatburner on Mon, 10 June 2019, 09:46:06
I measured before ordering and found that it has enough clearance if itís positioned closer to the rounded part of the case where itís more spacious. Iíll double check with the actual battery later, hopefully I didnít make an error when measuring.

Waiting on my DHL order to get picked up, but in the mean time, here's the battery I got. Digi-Key p/n 1908-1377-ND. The clearance is a bit tight, but some fish paper on the back of the PCB will solve that concern. I'll update when the build is done, and once I see how many months it will run on this beefy 6Ah boy.

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


Just FYI, according to the listed dimensions, that battery is too thick to fit the case.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Mon, 10 June 2019, 09:54:05
I measured before ordering and found that it has enough clearance if itís positioned closer to the rounded part of the case where itís more spacious. Iíll double check with the actual battery later, hopefully I didnít make an error when measuring.

Waiting on my DHL order to get picked up, but in the mean time, here's the battery I got. Digi-Key p/n 1908-1377-ND. The clearance is a bit tight, but some fish paper on the back of the PCB will solve that concern. I'll update when the build is done, and once I see how many months it will run on this beefy 6Ah boy.

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


Just FYI, according to the listed dimensions, that battery is too thick to fit the case.

the actual battery may be a little smaller than the spec states, but I printed out a mockup last night and couldn't close the case, even with the battery placed all the way up against the back of the case and in between the screw posts for the back cover.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Vizir on Mon, 10 June 2019, 09:56:55
Waiting on my DHL order to get picked up, but in the mean time, here's the battery I got. Digi-Key p/n 1908-1377-ND. The clearance is a bit tight, but some fish paper on the back of the PCB will solve that concern. I'll update when the build is done, and once I see how many months it will run on this beefy 6Ah boy.

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


Just FYI, according to the listed dimensions, that battery is too thick to fit the case.
Where are these dimensions listed?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Mon, 10 June 2019, 11:26:05
Waiting on my DHL order to get picked up, but in the mean time, here's the battery I got. Digi-Key p/n 1908-1377-ND. The clearance is a bit tight, but some fish paper on the back of the PCB will solve that concern. I'll update when the build is done, and once I see how many months it will run on this beefy 6Ah boy.

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


Just FYI, according to the listed dimensions, that battery is too thick to fit the case.
Where are these dimensions listed?

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https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/jauch-quartz/LP906090JH-PCM-WIRES-70MM/1908-1377-ND/9560999

3.62" L x 2.38" W x 0.39" H (92.0mm x 60.5mm x 9.9mm)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: ZyBeR on Mon, 10 June 2019, 11:34:50
Has anyone experienced any issues with the bluetooth pcb and OSX?

I've seen several issues:

1. After waking the computer up the keyboard don't work, the led list is red and no keystrokes are registered.
2. Sometimes when unlocking it just sends keystrokes (never stops) without me ev touching it.
3. Every once in a while I feel keystrokes are missed. This has already happened three times just typing t(four now)his text.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Vizir on Mon, 10 June 2019, 14:40:13
Waiting on my DHL order to get picked up, but in the mean time, here's the battery I got. Digi-Key p/n 1908-1377-ND. The clearance is a bit tight, but some fish paper on the back of the PCB will solve that concern. I'll update when the build is done, and once I see how many months it will run on this beefy 6Ah boy.

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


Just FYI, according to the listed dimensions, that battery is too thick to fit the case.
Where are these dimensions listed?

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https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/jauch-quartz/LP906090JH-PCM-WIRES-70MM/1908-1377-ND/9560999

3.62" L x 2.38" W x 0.39" H (92.0mm x 60.5mm x 9.9mm)
I meant the free space dimensions in the cad66

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Oatburner on Mon, 10 June 2019, 16:55:25
Looks like you are right, it's just a bit too thick. Not sure how I overlooked that, but I'll redact that post I made.

I measured before ordering and found that it has enough clearance if itís positioned closer to the rounded part of the case where itís more spacious. Iíll double check with the actual battery later, hopefully I didnít make an error when measuring.

Waiting on my DHL order to get picked up, but in the mean time, here's the battery I got. Digi-Key p/n 1908-1377-ND. The clearance is a bit tight, but some fish paper on the back of the PCB will solve that concern. I'll update when the build is done, and once I see how many months it will run on this beefy 6Ah boy.

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


Just FYI, according to the listed dimensions, that battery is too thick to fit the case.

the actual battery may be a little smaller than the spec states, but I printed out a mockup last night and couldn't close the case, even with the battery placed all the way up against the back of the case and in between the screw posts for the back cover.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Mon, 10 June 2019, 17:18:25
Waiting on my DHL order to get picked up, but in the mean time, here's the battery I got. Digi-Key p/n 1908-1377-ND. The clearance is a bit tight, but some fish paper on the back of the PCB will solve that concern. I'll update when the build is done, and once I see how many months it will run on this beefy 6Ah boy.

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


Just FYI, according to the listed dimensions, that battery is too thick to fit the case.
Where are these dimensions listed?

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk

https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/jauch-quartz/LP906090JH-PCM-WIRES-70MM/1908-1377-ND/9560999

3.62" L x 2.38" W x 0.39" H (92.0mm x 60.5mm x 9.9mm)
I meant the free space dimensions in the cad66

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk

there aren't any afaik. I have a R1 board and a 3d printer, so to find a good battery, I just take the dimensions of the battery I'm considering, model it real quick (takes like 2 minutes in fusion360), print it out, and then stick it inside the case and see if it fits.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Vizir on Mon, 10 June 2019, 17:21:52
Waiting on my DHL order to get picked up, but in the mean time, here's the battery I got. Digi-Key p/n 1908-1377-ND. The clearance is a bit tight, but some fish paper on the back of the PCB will solve that concern. I'll update when the build is done, and once I see how many months it will run on this beefy 6Ah boy.

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


Just FYI, according to the listed dimensions, that battery is too thick to fit the case.
Where are these dimensions listed?

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk

https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/jauch-quartz/LP906090JH-PCM-WIRES-70MM/1908-1377-ND/9560999

3.62" L x 2.38" W x 0.39" H (92.0mm x 60.5mm x 9.9mm)
I meant the free space dimensions in the cad66

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk

there aren't any afaik. I have a R1 board and a 3d printer, so to find a good battery, I just take the dimensions of the battery I'm considering, model it real quick (takes like 2 minutes in fusion360), print it out, and then stick it inside the case and see if it fits.

so, which battery are you going with?
Title: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Mon, 10 June 2019, 17:45:40
If yíall are looking for a battery that fits for sure, I bought this one and it fits perfectly with a 1.5mm thick piece of padding in between the PCB and battery.

https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32664444232.html?spm=a2g0n.orderlist-amp.item.32664444232&aff_trace_key=862d8275957b4f9d8c8270a30bee3d45-1556375710764-00627-UneMJZVf&aff_platform=msite&m_page_id=6463amp-asGgtTM4X_KiRI9MoaIW8A1560206629176
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lvlc on Mon, 10 June 2019, 21:44:59
Is there a bluetooth driver for Windows 10? Bluetooth connection seems fine with Linux Debian 9 and Android, but completely unusable on Windows 10.
I can connect on Windows 10, but the keystrokes have lag and either don't register or repeat many times.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: redjarojam on Mon, 10 June 2019, 23:01:27
In my little bag of extras, I have the daughter board for usb, ribbon, washers for screw in stabs and a piece that has 5 little rectangles with yellow dots. I am ignorant as to what that is for. Can someone help me out?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Vizir on Mon, 10 June 2019, 23:16:00
In my little bag of extras, I have the daughter board for usb, ribbon, washers for screw in stabs and a piece that has 5 little rectangles with yellow dots. I am ignorant as to what that is for. Can someone help me out?
The white pieces with yellow circles are spare LEDs

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: abcgel on Tue, 11 June 2019, 05:00:53
Thank you for this. Love it!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Tue, 11 June 2019, 06:52:43
Thank you for this. Love it!
The WS2 white matches the case really well!

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Jonathan0903 on Tue, 11 June 2019, 07:52:27
Is there a bluetooth driver for Windows 10? Bluetooth connection seems fine with Linux Debian 9 and Android, but completely unusable on Windows 10.
I can connect on Windows 10, but the keystrokes have lag and either don't register or repeat many times.

That may be a problem specific to your hardware. I've used the board on 3 seperate computers, all running Windows 10 with no problems so far. Try updating your drivers through Windows update, or disabling and then reenabling your bluetooth chipset from the device manager.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: redjarojam on Tue, 11 June 2019, 09:36:00
In my little bag of extras, I have the daughter board for usb, ribbon, washers for screw in stabs and a piece that has 5 little rectangles with yellow dots. I am ignorant as to what that is for. Can someone help me out?
The white pieces with yellow circles are spare LEDs

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Thanks.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Vizir on Tue, 11 June 2019, 09:38:55
In my little bag of extras, I have the daughter board for usb, ribbon, washers for screw in stabs and a piece that has 5 little rectangles with yellow dots. I am ignorant as to what that is for. Can someone help me out?
The white pieces with yellow circles are spare LEDs

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Thanks.
You understand what the rest are for, right?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: 5inn3d- on Tue, 11 June 2019, 11:25:01
are extra plates available for purchase??
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Choobies on Tue, 11 June 2019, 12:16:18
are extra plates available for purchase??

I believe extras will be posted at their site when parts are available.
https://play-keyboard.store/collections/group-buys/products/ca66-extra-parts?variant=18700312543350 (https://play-keyboard.store/collections/group-buys/products/ca66-extra-parts?variant=18700312543350)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: ideus on Tue, 11 June 2019, 14:00:59
Are the website GB's dates for 2018, or are they current?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Vizir on Tue, 11 June 2019, 14:02:52
Are the website GB's dates for 2018, or are they current?
2018. They are being delivered now.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: ideus on Tue, 11 June 2019, 14:09:05
Are the website GB's dates for 2018, or are they current?
2018. They are being delivered now.

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Thank you for the feedback. It appears that the set can still be bought at the website. I hope for a third round.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lvlc on Tue, 11 June 2019, 17:13:35
Is there a bluetooth driver for Windows 10? Bluetooth connection seems fine with Linux Debian 9 and Android, but completely unusable on Windows 10.
I can connect on Windows 10, but the keystrokes have lag and either don't register or repeat many times.

That may be a problem specific to your hardware. I've used the board on 3 seperate computers, all running Windows 10 with no problems so far. Try updating your drivers through Windows update, or disabling and then reenabling your bluetooth chipset from the device manager.

You were right, it was a hardware issue. Figured it out by changing the bluetooth adapter.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: King4477 on Tue, 11 June 2019, 20:37:28
Is anyone else having an issue with their Bluetooth PCB disconnecting itself and quickly re-connecting over a wired connection? I have not connected to any Bluetooth devices yet, and have tried turning off Bluetooth but the issue persists. It also happens with different laptops and with different USB cables.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Tue, 11 June 2019, 20:42:03
Is anyone else having an issue with their Bluetooth PCB disconnecting itself and quickly re-connecting over a wired connection? I have not connected to any Bluetooth devices yet, and have tried turning off Bluetooth but the issue persists. It also happens with different laptops and with different USB cables.
Are you using the correct firmware (CAD66) from ydkb.io?
http://ydkb.io/?cad66

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: King4477 on Tue, 11 June 2019, 20:47:36
Is anyone else having an issue with their Bluetooth PCB disconnecting itself and quickly re-connecting over a wired connection? I have not connected to any Bluetooth devices yet, and have tried turning off Bluetooth but the issue persists. It also happens with different laptops and with different USB cables.
Are you using the correct firmware (CAD66) from ydkb.io?
http://ydkb.io/?cad66

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Yes sure am. I think in an earlier post Barry mentioned firmware updates but am not certain if this is firmware or hardware related, perhaps a poor power connection.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: EvilemX8 on Tue, 11 June 2019, 20:49:29
Yea I am also having the same disconnection and reconnection issue on Bluetooth. He told me to tape the connector, which I did. I also looked at my DIY ZapCables and resoldered everything - it works on every other one of my boards, and my phone, even when i wiggle it like crazy. So I think the issue is definitely isolated to the Bluetooth PCB. I'm going to take a look at the daughter board at some point, and see if some points may need solder.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Tue, 11 June 2019, 20:52:28
Is anyone else having an issue with their Bluetooth PCB disconnecting itself and quickly re-connecting over a wired connection? I have not connected to any Bluetooth devices yet, and have tried turning off Bluetooth but the issue persists. It also happens with different laptops and with different USB cables.
Are you using the correct firmware (CAD66) from ydkb.io?
http://ydkb.io/?cad66

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Yes sure am. I think in an earlier post Barry mentioned firmware updates but am not certain if this is firmware or hardware related, perhaps a poor power connection.
Have you tried using the board outside of the case? I haven't gotten round to using my BT board but I'm a bit sceptical of how reliable the connection will be, considering the placement of the module and the amount of alu almost completely surrounding it

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: King4477 on Tue, 11 June 2019, 21:21:23
Is anyone else having an issue with their Bluetooth PCB disconnecting itself and quickly re-connecting over a wired connection? I have not connected to any Bluetooth devices yet, and have tried turning off Bluetooth but the issue persists. It also happens with different laptops and with different USB cables.
Are you using the correct firmware (CAD66) from ydkb.io?
http://ydkb.io/?cad66

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Yes sure am. I think in an earlier post Barry mentioned firmware updates but am not certain if this is firmware or hardware related, perhaps a poor power connection.
Have you tried using the board outside of the case? I haven't gotten round to using my BT board but I'm a bit sceptical of how reliable the connection will be, considering the placement of the module and the amount of alu almost completely surrounding it

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I noticed the same issue while outside the case too. Come to think of it, I think I had the same problem with one of my R1 PCB daughter boards, and swapping the daughter board got it working. I only have the one BT PCB daughter board however so some more in depth troubleshooting is in my future.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: King4477 on Tue, 11 June 2019, 21:22:06
Yea I am also having the same disconnection and reconnection issue on Bluetooth. He told me to tape the connector, which I did. I also looked at my DIY ZapCables and resoldered everything - it works on every other one of my boards, and my phone, even when i wiggle it like crazy. So I think the issue is definitely isolated to the Bluetooth PCB. I'm going to take a look at the daughter board at some point, and see if some points may need solder.

+1

Will let you know if I find anything
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Wed, 12 June 2019, 00:51:26
Is anyone else having an issue with their Bluetooth PCB disconnecting itself and quickly re-connecting over a wired connection? I have not connected to any Bluetooth devices yet, and have tried turning off Bluetooth but the issue persists. It also happens with different laptops and with different USB cables.
Are you using the correct firmware (CAD66) from ydkb.io?
http://ydkb.io/?cad66

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Yes sure am. I think in an earlier post Barry mentioned firmware updates but am not certain if this is firmware or hardware related, perhaps a poor power connection.
Have you tried using the board outside of the case? I haven't gotten round to using my BT board but I'm a bit sceptical of how reliable the connection will be, considering the placement of the module and the amount of alu almost completely surrounding it

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk

I noticed the same issue while outside the case too. Come to think of it, I think I had the same problem with one of my R1 PCB daughter boards, and swapping the daughter board got it working. I only have the one BT PCB daughter board however so some more in depth troubleshooting is in my future.

If some of you still face the same problem, please check some following points:
1. Test wire mode without battery plugged in.
2. Make sure there are no positions shortened.
3. There is a small space beside connector and case, but still there's a chance of it being the problem.
    Also, bottom row will be very close to bottom plate when bottom plate is been screwed up.
    Make sure bottom row switch pings don't connect with bottom plate.
4. Making sure grounding wires in your house are connected properly and correctly.
    If not, it will also cause the problem.

Are the website GB's dates for 2018, or are they current?
2018. They are being delivered now.

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Thank you for the feedback. It appears that the set can still be bought at the website. I hope for a third round.

There won't be. Sorry. :(
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: ZyBeR on Wed, 12 June 2019, 11:49:25
I'm I the only one having connection issus in OS X?

I've tested several different cables and all have the same issue on my MacBook Pro (late 2018) and all of them work on my PC with Windows 10..

On my Mac, half of the times I connect the led strip lights up solid and half it won't light up at all. Only a few times the keyboard actually boots up and connects.
I haven't tried with Bluetooth as I don't have a battery.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Wed, 12 June 2019, 12:55:02
I'm I the only one having connection issus in OS X?

I've tested several different cables and all have the same issue on my MacBook Pro (late 2018) and all of them work on my PC with Windows 10..

On my Mac, half of the times I connect the led strip lights up solid and half it won't light up at all. Only a few times the keyboard actually boots up and connects.
I haven't tried with Bluetooth as I don't have a battery.

No problems on my end with BT PCB. Running Mojave with USB-A port MacBook Pro.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Thu, 13 June 2019, 17:20:44
Can anyone tell me, would this battery be suitable? - the website says it is an "unprotected cell" and I'm not sure if that matters on this board. Any help appreciated
https://www.jaycar.com.au/18650-rechargeable-li-ion-battery-2600mah-3-7v/p/SB2308


Edit: I just want to know if the board is supposed to have a 'protected' cell, or 'unprotected' cell
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Thu, 13 June 2019, 17:29:19
Can anyone tell me, would this battery be suitable? - the website says it is an "unprotected cell" and I'm not sure if that matters on this board. Any help appreciated
https://www.jaycar.com.au/18650-rechargeable-li-ion-battery-2600mah-3-7v/p/SB2308


Edit: assuming the size is ok, I'm just interested in whether the battery is ok

A protected cell just means that thereís a circuit attached to prevent over charging and over discharging.
Whether or not itís ok for this application, idk, because idk what kind of charging circuit or protection is designed into the pcb.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: EvilemX8 on Fri, 14 June 2019, 18:42:26
Anyone have news how to fix the intermittent disconnection issue?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Choobies on Fri, 14 June 2019, 19:55:36
Anyone have news how to fix the intermittent disconnection issue?

I am having the same issue with the BT pcb while it is plugged in.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Sat, 15 June 2019, 00:43:59
Hi guys, we've made a guide for default PCB: http://bit.ly/31ATS6v (http://bit.ly/31ATS6v)
If you have any issue when building it, you might want to check it.
Guide for BT PCB will be out soon after we finishing a build service for a customer.

And some official photos here for white case, feat GMK Chocolatier.
[attach=1][attach=2]
[attach=3][attach=4]
[attach=5][attach=6]
[attach=7]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sat, 15 June 2019, 04:31:41
I need some Pro tips if anyone can help. I have just checked to see if I can fit switches on each corner of my brass plate with the BT PCB but once I get the switches in on one side, the switches on the other side are about 1-1.5mm out of alignment. I have tried flexing the plate a bit to get the switches into the PCB but had no luck. Hoping for some suggestions as I don't really want to take a file to this plate too...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190615/5571c4f01e7ef3948221471a63bbbcc4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190615/2508545c3838fd3c591f75943b51b407.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190615/1d5f33c6f56d2da7cbc2aa6e385566cb.jpg)

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: nulltorious on Sat, 15 June 2019, 04:55:16
Looks like the legs of the switches you are using is to fat to seat all the way in the PCB. You can try clipping the legs. I had this problem with zeal switches in another build and went with MX black instead.

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sat, 15 June 2019, 05:52:05
Looks like the legs of the switches you are using is to fat to seat all the way in the PCB. You can try clipping the legs. I had this problem with zeal switches in another build and went with MX black instead.
I have already tested the switches in the PCB and plate separately and they are fine. The reason it won't fit through the plate and PCB together is because the plate seems to be poorly cut and forces the switches on to an angle to reach the PCB holes. I had the same issue with my alu plate and have to desolder then file the plate so I figured maybe it's a common problem since it's happened on both my plates.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190615/9a670ab2a31a93321c89572b678b176d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190615/d98800a65fa323b25e3c691a5aa39f85.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190615/a1bc524a70f1e955c23ce7f9cf16a96f.jpg)

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Oatburner on Sun, 16 June 2019, 08:12:58
Any idea when the remaining orders will be picked up by DHL?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: constexpr on Sun, 16 June 2019, 13:59:39
If anyone's interested in selling their white CA66 kit, send me a PM or hit me up on Discord @ konstantin#6505.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: ganymede on Tue, 18 June 2019, 19:14:50
Anyone have news how to fix the intermittent disconnection issue?

I am having the same issue with the BT pcb while it is plugged in.

I am also having intermittent disconnection issues with BT PCB while it's plugged in via USB. Additionally, a slew of random number characters was dumped into an email I was typing today. Running MacOS Mojave on a MBP, plugged into an outlet.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: ZyBeR on Wed, 19 June 2019, 00:46:14
I don't have disconnection issues but my bt pcb is randomly missing keystrokes and have issues connecting with Mojave. I've only tried to connect it via usb as I donít have a battery for it.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: DoCallMeKing on Wed, 19 June 2019, 14:07:53
Anyone have an extra plate theyíd be willing to sell? I have a ton of verified trades on mechmarket.
Let me know. Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: nulltorious on Wed, 19 June 2019, 21:46:01
Anyone have an extra plate theyíd be willing to sell? I have a ton of verified trades on mechmarket.
Let me know. Thanks a lot.

I sent you a PM, I have an extra plate you can have for retail.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: 5inn3d- on Thu, 20 June 2019, 12:24:21
Anyone have an extra plate theyíd be willing to sell? I have a ton of verified trades on mechmarket.
Let me know. Thanks a lot.

I sent you a PM, I have an extra plate you can have for retail.

let me know if he decides not to take it off you. :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: EvilemX8 on Thu, 20 June 2019, 12:37:34
If anyone can figure out how to make the .dwg plate file into a .stl file for 3D printing (shouldn't be hard) I can 3D print out a few 4mm plates
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Taques on Thu, 20 June 2019, 15:24:51
I need some Pro tips if anyone can help. I have just checked to see if I can fit switches on each corner of my brass plate with the BT PCB but once I get the switches in on one side, the switches on the other side are about 1-1.5mm out of alignment. I have tried flexing the plate a bit to get the switches into the PCB but had no luck. Hoping for some suggestions as I don't really want to take a file to this plate too...
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190615/5571c4f01e7ef3948221471a63bbbcc4.jpg)
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190615/2508545c3838fd3c591f75943b51b407.jpg)
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190615/1d5f33c6f56d2da7cbc2aa6e385566cb.jpg)


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I'm having the exact same problem with the brass plates. Have to say that I am pretty disappointed.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Photoelectric on Thu, 20 June 2019, 17:30:07
I need some Pro tips if anyone can help. I have just checked to see if I can fit switches on each corner of my brass plate with the BT PCB but once I get the switches in on one side, the switches on the other side are about 1-1.5mm out of alignment. I have tried flexing the plate a bit to get the switches into the PCB but had no luck. Hoping for some suggestions as I don't really want to take a file to this plate too...
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190615/5571c4f01e7ef3948221471a63bbbcc4.jpg)
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190615/2508545c3838fd3c591f75943b51b407.jpg)
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190615/1d5f33c6f56d2da7cbc2aa6e385566cb.jpg)


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Are you aligning the PCB upside-down?  Looking at the first photograph, you might be.  The RGB LEDs should be facing up, through the long rectangular slit in the plate, not downward.  I don't have a BT PCB, only standard, but looking at mine the RGB LEDs are oriented facing up and key labels are also on the top side.  SMD soldered stuff like controller and such should be facing under the PCB.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Thu, 20 June 2019, 19:40:15
I need some Pro tips if anyone can help. I have just checked to see if I can fit switches on each corner of my brass plate with the BT PCB but once I get the switches in on one side, the switches on the other side are about 1-1.5mm out of alignment. I have tried flexing the plate a bit to get the switches into the PCB but had no luck. Hoping for some suggestions as I don't really want to take a file to this plate too...
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190615/5571c4f01e7ef3948221471a63bbbcc4.jpg)
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190615/2508545c3838fd3c591f75943b51b407.jpg)
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190615/1d5f33c6f56d2da7cbc2aa6e385566cb.jpg)


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Are you aligning the PCB upside-down?  Looking at the first photograph, you might be.  The RGB LEDs should be facing up, through the long rectangular slit in the plate, not downward.  I don't have a BT PCB, only standard, but looking at mine the RGB LEDs are oriented facing up and key labels are also on the top side.  SMD soldered stuff like controller and such should be facing under the PCB.

Yes, that is the correct orientation. That's a BT PCB, the LEDs are soldered to the back of the pcb and shine through cutouts in the pcb. If you look at the reflection in the brass, you can see the silkscreen for the switch footprints showing that it's the correct orientation.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Photoelectric on Thu, 20 June 2019, 21:08:03
I see, the non-BT PCB has that in reverse.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: zqs1qiwan on Thu, 20 June 2019, 21:48:56
 :D :D :Dfinally
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: tex_live_utility on Thu, 20 June 2019, 21:53:51
Well, I got mine... including 2 factory-installed scuffs on the top and a missing screw! This matte anodizing seems relatively fragile.

It's a handsome keyboard otherwise.

(https://i.imgur.com/lYO1ciG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Qjri6p4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VAUw49f.jpg)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jariss on Fri, 21 June 2019, 01:06:10
Mine looked similar to yours and was also missing a screw. It's still a nice board other than the scuffs/missing items.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: topherrehpot on Sat, 22 June 2019, 14:28:21
What stabs are people using? I finally got all my pieces together and realized I didnít buy stabs.  :( PCB mount or plate mount?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: lukelex on Sat, 22 June 2019, 15:05:09
Always pcb mount.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: topherrehpot on Sat, 22 June 2019, 18:31:54
Always pcb mount.

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Yep ok. Only reason I had that in mind was I accidentally bought plate mount and now have a set laying around. Anyway, bought a set of GMK screw in stabs from 1up.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: lukelex on Sat, 22 June 2019, 19:02:24
Always pcb mount.

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Yep ok. Only reason I had that in mind was I accidentally bought plate mount and now have a set laying around. Anyway, bought a set of GMK screw in stabs from 1up.
You should by from Faxe. He has the cheapest gmk screw in stabs in the world.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Vizir on Sat, 22 June 2019, 20:08:23
I just picked up some cherry screw ins from novelkeys. They have the 2u ones for $2. And that way you don't have to buy the spacebars one if you don't need.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 24 June 2019, 22:41:21
Just made another building & flashing guide for Bluetooth PCB. :)
Link: http://bit.ly/2X2cJsp (http://bit.ly/2X2cJsp)

We know some of you are encountering disconnecting issue, and we have some boards with BT PCBs awaiting for us to assemble.
Please give us some time to test them to see if we will meet same problems.
But we guess it's more about the grounding problem of buildings. Since the connector is a bit touched with wall of connector opening.
I myself did face the same issue when using Tex Yoda 2 as well, which it's connector is in the same situation.

And here are some photos of a purple case with SA Grand Budapest. We assume some of you might remember this combo showing in first round. ;)
[attach=1][attach=2][attach=3]
[attach=4][attach=5][attach=6]
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 24 June 2019, 22:42:31
Well, I got mine... including 2 factory-installed scuffs on the top and a missing screw! This matte anodizing seems relatively fragile.

It's a handsome keyboard otherwise.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/lYO1ciG.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/Qjri6p4.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/VAUw49f.jpg)


Please contact us for after sale service. Thanks. :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Mon, 24 June 2019, 23:10:48
Since BIOI G60 BLE is going to be running QMK/VIA and uses the same BTLE module as the CAD66, will the CAD66 be getting ported to QMK now as well?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=98821.msg2707635#msg2707635
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 25 June 2019, 01:18:04
Since BIOI G60 BLE is going to be running QMK/VIA and uses the same BTLE module as the CAD66, will the CAD66 be getting ported to QMK now as well?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=98821.msg2707635#msg2707635

No, they are from different maker.
It will be great if anyone can do it since we do not design PCBs ourselves.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 25 June 2019, 01:29:05
Just made another building & flashing guide for Bluetooth PCB. :)
Link: http://bit.ly/2X2cJsp (http://bit.ly/2X2cJsp)

We know some of you are encountering disconnecting issue, and we have some boards with BT PCBs awaiting for us to assemble.
Please give us some time to test them to see if we will meet same problems.
But we guess it's more about the grounding problem of buildings. Since the connector is a bit touched with wall of connector opening.
I myself did face the same issue when using Tex Yoda 2 as well, which it's connector is in the same situation.

And here are some photos of a purple case with SA Grand Budapest. We assume some of you might remember this combo showing in first round. ;)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Quick update here. We just had a talk with PCB maker.
The reconnecting might be caused by some preceding checking process of keyboard.
He had modified the process and just updated the newest firmware to the site.

If you are facing this problem, please remake a hex file and flash it into your keyboard again.

Thanks. :thumb:
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Wojciech on Tue, 25 June 2019, 02:44:52
Hello
Are all orders already shipped? I can't wait to build my CA66 but I need this Alps plate file to order a cutout.I apologize for my impatience :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 25 June 2019, 05:44:43
Hello
Are all orders already shipped? I can't wait to build my CA66 but I need this Alps plate file to order a cutout.I apologize for my impatience :)

Here are two plates of this round: http://bit.ly/2J60v8e (http://bit.ly/2J60v8e)

Sorry for the waiting. :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Wojciech on Tue, 25 June 2019, 09:06:36
Thanks :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: King4477 on Tue, 25 June 2019, 10:11:57
Just made another building & flashing guide for Bluetooth PCB. :)
Link: http://bit.ly/2X2cJsp (http://bit.ly/2X2cJsp)

We know some of you are encountering disconnecting issue, and we have some boards with BT PCBs awaiting for us to assemble.
Please give us some time to test them to see if we will meet same problems.
But we guess it's more about the grounding problem of buildings. Since the connector is a bit touched with wall of connector opening.
I myself did face the same issue when using Tex Yoda 2 as well, which it's connector is in the same situation.

And here are some photos of a purple case with SA Grand Budapest. We assume some of you might remember this combo showing in first round. ;)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Quick update here. We just had a talk with PCB maker.
The reconnecting might be caused by some preceding checking process of keyboard.
He had modified the process and just updated the newest firmware to the site.

If you are facing this problem, please remake a hex file and flash it into your keyboard again.

Thanks. :thumb:

Thanks Barry. I have updated to a new hex file with new firmware, but I am still experiencing disconnects and reconnects. It happens every 30 minutes or so, which I feel is less frequent than it had been prior to updating to the new firmware, but nonetheless it is still occurring, unfortunately.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: hottrout on Tue, 25 June 2019, 11:07:38
Why did I not see this in time ....... :(   This is the nicest looking board ever.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: King4477 on Tue, 25 June 2019, 12:05:56
Just made another building & flashing guide for Bluetooth PCB. :)
Link: http://bit.ly/2X2cJsp (http://bit.ly/2X2cJsp)

We know some of you are encountering disconnecting issue, and we have some boards with BT PCBs awaiting for us to assemble.
Please give us some time to test them to see if we will meet same problems.
But we guess it's more about the grounding problem of buildings. Since the connector is a bit touched with wall of connector opening.
I myself did face the same issue when using Tex Yoda 2 as well, which it's connector is in the same situation.

And here are some photos of a purple case with SA Grand Budapest. We assume some of you might remember this combo showing in first round. ;)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Quick update here. We just had a talk with PCB maker.
The reconnecting might be caused by some preceding checking process of keyboard.
He had modified the process and just updated the newest firmware to the site.

If you are facing this problem, please remake a hex file and flash it into your keyboard again.

Thanks. :thumb:

Thanks Barry. I have updated to a new hex file with new firmware, but I am still experiencing disconnects and reconnects. It happens every 30 minutes or so, which I feel is less frequent than it had been prior to updating to the new firmware, but nonetheless it is still occurring, unfortunately.

After a series of disconnects, my laptop has now decided that this keyboard is a touchpad. Still works on my desktop, for now.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: topherrehpot on Tue, 25 June 2019, 16:09:55
Just made another building & flashing guide for Bluetooth PCB. :)
Link: http://bit.ly/2X2cJsp (http://bit.ly/2X2cJsp)

We know some of you are encountering disconnecting issue, and we have some boards with BT PCBs awaiting for us to assemble.
Please give us some time to test them to see if we will meet same problems.
But we guess it's more about the grounding problem of buildings. Since the connector is a bit touched with wall of connector opening.
I myself did face the same issue when using Tex Yoda 2 as well, which it's connector is in the same situation.

And here are some photos of a purple case with SA Grand Budapest. We assume some of you might remember this combo showing in first round. ;)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Damn that's hot! Where do you get the RGB square thingy for lighting up the Esc key?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Tue, 25 June 2019, 17:18:28
Why did I not see this in time ....... :(   This is the nicest looking board ever.
I'm considering selling mine, but I'm in AU so if you're in the US postage might be a killer

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: hottrout on Wed, 26 June 2019, 04:45:29
Why did I not see this in time ....... :(   This is the nicest looking board ever.
I'm considering selling mine, but I'm in AU so if you're in the US postage might be a killer

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I am in the UK and would pay the postage.  What was your order (you can PM if you wish)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Wed, 26 June 2019, 04:50:31
Why did I not see this in time ....... :(   This is the nicest looking board ever.
I'm considering selling mine, but I'm in AU so if you're in the US postage might be a killer

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I am in the UK and would pay the postage.  What was your order (you can PM if you wish)
I got a white hhkb version, titanium badge, regular & bt pcb's, silver alu plate & brass plate.
My plates weren't cut properly so I'm waiting on replacements.
I've also built it with sakurios and cbf desoldering them so will be selling with.
Once I know what's happening with the plates I'll make a decision and pm you to see if you're still looking


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: hottrout on Wed, 26 June 2019, 04:52:18
Why did I not see this in time ....... :(   This is the nicest looking board ever.
I'm considering selling mine, but I'm in AU so if you're in the US postage might be a killer

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I am in the UK and would pay the postage.  What was your order (you can PM if you wish)
I got a white hhkb version, titanium badge, regular & bt pcb's, silver alu plate & brass plate.
My plates weren't cut properly so I'm waiting on replacements.
I've also built it with sakurios and cbf desoldering them so will be selling with.
Once I know what's happening with the plates I'll make a decision and pm you to see if you're still looking


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Great, I will wait on that message.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Shell058 on Thu, 27 June 2019, 07:55:47
Running into the same disconnecting issue as others here. Any suggestions on solving the possible grounding issue in case the firmware fix doesn't work?

Also the right column appears to have died, will be checking the connections this weekend to see if I can fix that. At least most of the keys still work after unplugging/replugging! Will be very disappointed if I have to (re)build this board for a fourth time.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Eclips4x on Fri, 28 June 2019, 01:10:59
I tried everything I could on my end, I had to just buy another PCB from /r/mechmarket...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Fri, 28 June 2019, 02:21:46
I got mine a few weeks back, but IRL work kept me busy. Finally was about to build and was checking the pcb before soldering , I notice that one of the less had come off, likely in shipping .
(https://i.ibb.co/vwCXN7Q/F012-C5-E7-7459-44-E3-9-A28-C1-E1024-FACF1.jpg)
https://ibb.co/w0Zcn9w

Is this fixable ? I have not soldered any smd components in the past .
Anyone has any words of advice ? Should I be asking for a pcb replacement ?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Fri, 28 June 2019, 02:24:50
I got mine a few weeks back, but IRL work kept me busy. Finally was about to build and was checking the pcb before soldering , I notice that one of the less had come off, likely in shipping .
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/vwCXN7Q/F012-C5-E7-7459-44-E3-9-A28-C1-E1024-FACF1.jpg)

https://ibb.co/w0Zcn9w

Is this fixable ? I have not soldered any smd components in the past .
Anyone has any words of advice ? Should I be asking for a pcb replacement ?
It's difficult to see in the photo but it looks kinda like it has pulled off the pads with it. Can you take a closer photo?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Vizir on Fri, 28 June 2019, 14:37:32
finally got the components i needed to get this board going. but i'm having problems with 3 keys. the ";" and the "-" and "=" keys don't work. tried manually joining the pads using a wire and still nothing. do i have a bad pcb?

edit: nvm. looks like the site is not registering: http://test.ydkb.io/

the keys are working
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: nill on Tue, 02 July 2019, 12:33:24
Anyone else having an issue with the hotswap navigation cluster? Some of my key presses don't register -- feels like the hotswap is kinda uneven. I'd honestly prefer to just be able to solder in the switches...

Otherwise, board feels, sounds, and looks dope.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Tue, 02 July 2019, 13:39:26
I got mine a few weeks back, but IRL work kept me busy. Finally was about to build and was checking the pcb before soldering , I notice that one of the less had come off, likely in shipping .
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/vwCXN7Q/F012-C5-E7-7459-44-E3-9-A28-C1-E1024-FACF1.jpg)

https://ibb.co/w0Zcn9w

Is this fixable ? I have not soldered any smd components in the past .
Anyone has any words of advice ? Should I be asking for a pcb replacement ?
It's difficult to see in the photo but it looks kinda like it has pulled off the pads with it. Can you take a closer photo?

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Yeah, that definitely pulled pads off with it. 1 at the very least, you can see part of a trace still attached to one of them
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Shell058 on Wed, 03 July 2019, 04:24:28
For people having the disconnecting/reconnecting issue, I added a piece of wire between the port and the case as shown in this M65-A post: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86756.msg2611640#msg2611640 and it seems to have solved the issue! I used electrical tape instead of masking tape. My right column is also working again after unplugging and replugging the switches into the hotswap sockets. So far so good!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: EvilemX8 on Wed, 03 July 2019, 08:42:59
For people having the disconnecting/reconnecting issue, I added a piece of wire between the port and the case as shown in this M65-A post: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86756.msg2611640#msg2611640 and it seems to have solved the issue! I used electrical tape instead of masking tape. My right column is also working again after unplugging and replugging the switches into the hotswap sockets. So far so good!

Wow, so one end of wire touching daughter board USB C port, other end touching part of case, and then tape it down?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 03 July 2019, 08:57:25
For people having the disconnecting/reconnecting issue, I added a piece of wire between the port and the case as shown in this M65-A post: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86756.msg2611640#msg2611640 and it seems to have solved the issue! I used electrical tape instead of masking tape. My right column is also working again after unplugging and replugging the switches into the hotswap sockets. So far so good!

So the shield isn't grounded? smh.

For people having the disconnecting/reconnecting issue, I added a piece of wire between the port and the case as shown in this M65-A post: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=86756.msg2611640#msg2611640 and it seems to have solved the issue! I used electrical tape instead of masking tape. My right column is also working again after unplugging and replugging the switches into the hotswap sockets. So far so good!

Wow, so one end of wire touching daughter board USB C port, other end touching part of case, and then tape it down?

pretty much. you can solder one end of the wire to the port housing and then trap the other end under a screw on the housing and that would be a little more solid. taping a wire in place isn't the greatest idea, something with a slightly more solid mechanical connection is better, as it would give a more solid and stable electrical connection.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Shell058 on Thu, 04 July 2019, 02:47:51
Yeah I'm definitely planning on making the connection more solid, just wanted to test out if it worked first. Still working flawlessly!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Thu, 04 July 2019, 03:09:20
Any update on replacement parts?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: ZyBeR on Thu, 04 July 2019, 05:45:54
Any update on replacement parts?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: lukelex on Thu, 04 July 2019, 11:14:54
Any update on replacement parts?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Thu, 04 July 2019, 15:52:54
Any update on replacement parts?

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Or any extras for sale, or the replacements promised to be made available to R1 buyers?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Oatburner on Thu, 04 July 2019, 17:08:25
I'm also curious about status. My two orders have been marked as not yet picked up by DHL for about a month now.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: MisterKnife on Sun, 07 July 2019, 10:47:19
Not sure why but my usb is reconnecting once every so often.. tried multiple cables... anybody run into this?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: EvilemX8 on Sun, 07 July 2019, 10:56:03
Not sure why but my usb is reconnecting once every so often.. tried multiple cables... anybody run into this?

Refer to above comments, attach wire from USB port to any part of the case.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Tue, 09 July 2019, 04:59:08
Any update on replacement parts?

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We are still working on backup parts to be done at the moment.
Don't worry, we will finish all the services. :)

I'm also curious about status. My two orders have been marked as not yet picked up by DHL for about a month now.

Please pm us with your order number for finding the problem. :)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: coffeeshopcoder on Tue, 09 July 2019, 10:36:45
I got mine a few weeks back, but IRL work kept me busy. Finally was about to build and was checking the pcb before soldering , I notice that one of the less had come off, likely in shipping .
Show Image
(https://i.ibb.co/vwCXN7Q/F012-C5-E7-7459-44-E3-9-A28-C1-E1024-FACF1.jpg)

https://ibb.co/w0Zcn9w

Is this fixable ? I have not soldered any smd components in the past .
Anyone has any words of advice ? Should I be asking for a pcb replacement ?
It's difficult to see in the photo but it looks kinda like it has pulled off the pads with it. Can you take a closer photo?

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Yeah, that definitely pulled pads off with it. 1 at the very least, you can see part of a trace still attached to one of them

I pmíd playkeyboardtw, and they said they would ship me an led strip that can be soldered in to the board.
Waiting for a spare pcb too...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: King4477 on Tue, 09 July 2019, 11:52:45
Not sure why but my usb is reconnecting once every so often.. tried multiple cables... anybody run into this?

Refer to above comments, attach wire from USB port to any part of the case.

FYI, I have tried this fix also, but with no luck.

Frankly, Iíve had four PCBs from this round and the last and they all have issues (some of which took months to show symptoms)ójust something Iíve come to live with. Will probably just hand wire the thing sooner or later unless someone wants to make an aftermarket PCB.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Tue, 09 July 2019, 12:19:26
unless someone wants to make an aftermarket PCB.


Iím not saying thatís going to happen, but it might... maybe someone has just been waiting to see how this round of pcbs panned out before they finalized their design...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Vizir on Tue, 09 July 2019, 13:24:52
Mine disconnects several times a day, almost as if it reboots... Both in Windows and OSX.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Rumblehotep on Tue, 09 July 2019, 16:17:57
I've been using my BT pcb without a battery for a month and while I do hear the occasional bing-bong over the speakers that usually indicates unplugged keyboard, I still haven't had typing ability cut out. 
Waiting on a battery to arrive but tentative about switching the wire leads around although I see why it needs to be done. 
Why was it ever reversed on the pcb in the first place?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: DoCallMeKing on Tue, 09 July 2019, 16:23:17
I have a CA66 available for sale if anyone is interested in it.
I actually have 2, 1 silver and 1 dark gray. Each of them is built with tealios.

I also have an extra pcb and plate that I will be including in the sale as well.

Let me know if you're interested. You can reach me through here, discord, or reddit.

Thanks!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: anfledd on Tue, 09 July 2019, 17:18:24
I've been using my BT pcb without a battery for a month and while I do hear the occasional bing-bong over the speakers that usually indicates unplugged keyboard, I still haven't had typing ability cut out. 
Waiting on a battery to arrive but tentative about switching the wire leads around although I see why it needs to be done. 
Why was it ever reversed on the pcb in the first place?

Ah, good to know that it will work plugged in without the battery as I actually got two BT PCBs instead of one regular and one BT.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: fer.real on Tue, 09 July 2019, 17:36:24
unless someone wants to make an aftermarket PCB.


Iím not saying thatís going to happen, but it might... maybe someone has just been waiting to see how this round of pcbs panned out before they finalized their design...

Does that person know the exact issue that is causing failures in the stock boards?  I'd be hesitant to purchase an aftermarket board until the problem with the current ones is known.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 10 July 2019, 00:25:26
unless someone wants to make an aftermarket PCB.


Iím not saying thatís going to happen, but it might... maybe someone has just been waiting to see how this round of pcbs panned out before they finalized their design...

Does that person know the exact issue that is causing failures in the stock boards?  I'd be hesitant to purchase an aftermarket board until the problem with the current ones is known.

No, but the issue happening in the oem pcbs is irrelevant in whether or not an aftermarket pcb would work. the only way that it would be relevant is if the aftermarket pcb were an exact clone of the oem pcb.then you're likely to have the same problems. but if it's a new design that simply uses the layout, then the issues the oem pcbs are having doesn't matter.

Think about any 60% pcb. if PCB A has issues, and someone new designs PCB B, do you get concerned that PCB B will have the same issues as PCB A? no, cause they're completely different pcbs, two different designs. yes they both work in the same cases, but they're not the same PCB with the same problems...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: ZyBeR on Wed, 10 July 2019, 10:48:14
Any news on QMK for the BT-pcb?

In the current firmware, is there any type of "tap dance" functionality?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: riterdando on Wed, 10 July 2019, 15:32:41
According to the build guide there is an option on the PCB to select QMK or YDKB.
There are components connecting both QMK positions now.
If I would like to use QMK I have to move the components, so that both YDKB positions are connected.
But how do I move them, via desoldering?
It does not look like they can be taken off without desoldering.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: theo313 on Wed, 10 July 2019, 17:54:00
May be a dumb question but is this keyboard NKRO default?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 10 July 2019, 17:55:35
According to the build guide there is an option on the PCB to select QMK or YDKB.
There are components connecting both QMK positions now.
If I would like to use QMK I have to move the components, so that both YDKB positions are connected.
But how do I move them, via desoldering?
It does not look like they can be taken off without desoldering.

Yeah, theyíre just jumpers. You desolder them from the positions theyíre in and move them or You can use almost anything to make the connection (reuse the component thatís there, use a bit of wire, a big solder blob, literally anything just to make the connection). Whichever set (qmk or ydkb) is not connected is the one that you have chosen to use. So if the components are on the qmk spots, youíre flashing ydkb hex files; if the components are on ydkb, youíre flashing qmk hex files.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: ZyBeR on Wed, 10 July 2019, 22:29:39
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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: rdg on Thu, 11 July 2019, 23:02:55
According to the build guide there is an option on the PCB to select QMK or YDKB.
There are components connecting both QMK positions now.
If I would like to use QMK I have to move the components, so that both YDKB positions are connected.
But how do I move them, via desoldering?
It does not look like they can be taken off without desoldering.

Yeah, theyíre just jumpers. You desolder them from the positions theyíre in and move them or You can use almost anything to make the connection (reuse the component thatís there, use a bit of wire, a big solder blob, literally anything just to make the connection). Whichever set (qmk or ydkb) is not connected is the one that you have chosen to use. So if the components are on the qmk spots, youíre flashing ydkb hex files; if the components are on ydkb, youíre flashing qmk hex files.


Has anyone actually gotten the default PCB from round 2 working properly with QMK?

I've moved the jumpers and flashed a hex compiled from latest QMK source and have several dead keys. B backspace, \|, up arrow, right arrow. If I switch the jumpers back and reflash the hex from ydkb, everything works.

 
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Fri, 12 July 2019, 10:19:11
According to the build guide there is an option on the PCB to select QMK or YDKB.
There are components connecting both QMK positions now.
If I would like to use QMK I have to move the components, so that both YDKB positions are connected.
But how do I move them, via desoldering?
It does not look like they can be taken off without desoldering.

Yeah, theyíre just jumpers. You desolder them from the positions theyíre in and move them or You can use almost anything to make the connection (reuse the component thatís there, use a bit of wire, a big solder blob, literally anything just to make the connection). Whichever set (qmk or ydkb) is not connected is the one that you have chosen to use. So if the components are on the qmk spots, youíre flashing ydkb hex files; if the components are on ydkb, youíre flashing qmk hex files.


Has anyone actually gotten the default PCB from round 2 working properly with QMK?

I've moved the jumpers and flashed a hex compiled from latest QMK source and have several dead keys. B backspace, \|, up arrow, right arrow. If I switch the jumpers back and reflash the hex from ydkb, everything works.

No idea tbh, I didnít get a default R2 pcb. I still had an extra R1 pcb that worked, so I just got a bt pcb, but havenít built it yet.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: pwxn on Fri, 12 July 2019, 11:42:49
Has anyone actually gotten the default PCB from round 2 working properly with QMK?

I've moved the jumpers and flashed a hex compiled from latest QMK source and have several dead keys. B backspace, \|, up arrow, right arrow. If I switch the jumpers back and reflash the hex from ydkb, everything works.

I have my r2 pcb working with QMK, but this was before I knew about the Jumpers. I still haven't moved mine from the default.
I don't have dead keys, they all work. The caps lock light doesn't work for me though. Also the backlighting flickers, but I think that's due to QMK using a software PWM.

I looked through my git history and I didn't make any configuration changes (key layouts only), so I'm not sure why it wouldn't work for you.

But my bigger question now, is why does it work for me even though I have not switched the jumpers? What do the jumpers do?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: rdg on Fri, 12 July 2019, 11:47:39
Has anyone actually gotten the default PCB from round 2 working properly with QMK?

I've moved the jumpers and flashed a hex compiled from latest QMK source and have several dead keys. B backspace, \|, up arrow, right arrow. If I switch the jumpers back and reflash the hex from ydkb, everything works.

I have my r2 pcb working with QMK, but this was before I knew about the Jumpers. I still haven't moved mine from the default.
I don't have dead keys, they all work. The caps lock light doesn't work for me though. Also the backlighting flickers, but I think that's due to QMK using a software PWM.

I looked through my git history and I didn't make any configuration changes (key layouts only), so I'm not sure why it wouldn't work for you.

But my bigger question now, is why does it work for me even though I have not switched the jumpers? What do the jumpers do?

Hmm, well I guess I'll move the jumpers back and try all the hex... I'll report back with what works/doesn't. Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: rdg on Fri, 12 July 2019, 22:11:50
Yep, moving the jumpers back to the original position (which according to the instructions is for YDKB) and then flashing a QMK hex seems to work. So I also have no idea what the jumpers do (other than break a column...)

Thats what I get for following instructions :scream:

So, I'm happy to have a working PCB, but would love to hear an explanation about these jumpers.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sat, 13 July 2019, 10:33:48
Yep, moving the jumpers back to the original position (which according to the instructions is for YDKB) and then flashing a QMK hex seems to work. So I also have no idea what the jumpers do (other than break a column...)

Thats what I get for following instructions :scream:

So, I'm happy to have a working PCB, but would love to hear an explanation about these jumpers.

Can you flash a ydkb built hex in the current configuration?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: yangdigi on Sat, 13 July 2019, 20:32:28
The switch of cad66 is a battery power switch, not bluetooth toggle.
Whatever it is on or off, with USB cable in, the bluetooth would still work as USB gives power to the keyboard.
If bluetooth can not works well, the wired mode also. So, may be some of the problems is caused by this.

Test it if the bluetooth works as it should be. Plug in USB cable, pair bluetooth device and press LShift+RShift+U to switch to bluetooth mode.

one more question: how the pcb was packed in box?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: rdg on Sat, 13 July 2019, 21:38:02
Yep, moving the jumpers back to the original position (which according to the instructions is for YDKB) and then flashing a QMK hex seems to work. So I also have no idea what the jumpers do (other than break a column...)

Thats what I get for following instructions :scream:

So, I'm happy to have a working PCB, but would love to hear an explanation about these jumpers.

Can you flash a ydkb built hex in the current configuration?

Yes, both type of hex seem to work fine in the original jumper configuration Į\_(ツ)_/Į
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: soakedcardinal on Sun, 14 July 2019, 22:58:13
So I don't want to rain on the parade but I'm having issues with my R2 BT PCB. It was working perfectly for a week, wired or BT. Then I decided to flash a keymap and it hasn't worked since.

I put it in bootloader mode and flashed my hex built with YDKB.io using ydkbs-reflash.exe. I followed the guide(s) very carefully . . and the flash completed successfully - I saw it progress and say "... press any key to continue" and I did.

After this the LEDs were gone and every time I connect to my PC windows says "USB device not recognized". Nothing on BT either. Presence of the battery or the switch position makes no difference.

I can still get it into bootloader mode, Windows doesn't give me the error when I hold ESC and plug in. The ydkbs flash tool also still works, I can go into bootloader and flash a hex (the default one . . ) and it appears to complete just fine. But the keyboard is not functional.

I tried flashing with a different cable (both of them are quality) and using different usb2.0 ports. I am scratching my head. Is there a method I'm not using to get a working hex on the board?

Really starting to miss the clacks of these blue alps :( Thanks for any help!



Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: ZyBeR on Mon, 15 July 2019, 08:12:08
Well, at least your BT-pcb worked for a while..

Did you accidentally use the CA66 and not CAD66 firmware?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: yangdigi on Mon, 15 July 2019, 08:14:52
So I don't want to rain on the parade but I'm having issues with my R2 BT PCB. It was working perfectly for a week, wired or BT. Then I decided to flash a keymap and it hasn't worked since.

I put it in bootloader mode and flashed my hex built with YDKB.io using ydkbs-reflash.exe. I followed the guide(s) very carefully . . and the flash completed successfully - I saw it progress and say "... press any key to continue" and I did.

After this the LEDs were gone and every time I connect to my PC windows says "USB device not recognized". Nothing on BT either. Presence of the battery or the switch position makes no difference.

I can still get it into bootloader mode, Windows doesn't give me the error when I hold ESC and plug in. The ydkbs flash tool also still works, I can go into bootloader and flash a hex (the default one . . ) and it appears to complete just fine. But the keyboard is not functional.

I tried flashing with a different cable (both of them are quality) and using different usb2.0 ports. I am scratching my head. Is there a method I'm not using to get a working hex on the board?

Really starting to miss the clacks of these blue alps :( Thanks for any help!

update to the latest firmware of 2019-7-13.  I made a little mistake in the previous version.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Mon, 15 July 2019, 10:19:18
So I don't want to rain on the parade but I'm having issues with my R2 BT PCB. It was working perfectly for a week, wired or BT. Then I decided to flash a keymap and it hasn't worked since.

I put it in bootloader mode and flashed my hex built with YDKB.io using ydkbs-reflash.exe. I followed the guide(s) very carefully . . and the flash completed successfully - I saw it progress and say "... press any key to continue" and I did.

After this the LEDs were gone and every time I connect to my PC windows says "USB device not recognized". Nothing on BT either. Presence of the battery or the switch position makes no difference.

I can still get it into bootloader mode, Windows doesn't give me the error when I hold ESC and plug in. The ydkbs flash tool also still works, I can go into bootloader and flash a hex (the default one . . ) and it appears to complete just fine. But the keyboard is not functional.

I tried flashing with a different cable (both of them are quality) and using different usb2.0 ports. I am scratching my head. Is there a method I'm not using to get a working hex on the board?

Really starting to miss the clacks of these blue alps :( Thanks for any help!

update to the latest firmware of 2019-7-13.  I made a little mistake in the previous version.

Any chance you might port the bt pcb to qmk?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: yangdigi on Mon, 15 July 2019, 10:38:51
So I don't want to rain on the parade but I'm having issues with my R2 BT PCB. It was working perfectly for a week, wired or BT. Then I decided to flash a keymap and it hasn't worked since.

I put it in bootloader mode and flashed my hex built with YDKB.io using ydkbs-reflash.exe. I followed the guide(s) very carefully . . and the flash completed successfully - I saw it progress and say "... press any key to continue" and I did.

After this the LEDs were gone and every time I connect to my PC windows says "USB device not recognized". Nothing on BT either. Presence of the battery or the switch position makes no difference.

I can still get it into bootloader mode, Windows doesn't give me the error when I hold ESC and plug in. The ydkbs flash tool also still works, I can go into bootloader and flash a hex (the default one . . ) and it appears to complete just fine. But the keyboard is not functional.

I tried flashing with a different cable (both of them are quality) and using different usb2.0 ports. I am scratching my head. Is there a method I'm not using to get a working hex on the board?

Really starting to miss the clacks of these blue alps :( Thanks for any help!

update to the latest firmware of 2019-7-13.  I made a little mistake in the previous version.

Any chance you might port the bt pcb to qmk?

I have no that time. So I won't. I am just willing to focus on what I want to do.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: soakedcardinal on Mon, 15 July 2019, 10:57:50
Well, at least your BT-pcb worked for a while..

Did you accidentally use the CA66 and not CAD66 firmware?

 :thumb: Yes I am dumb and the CA66 is working again!

I don't know why I thought the BT pcb would be the same target . . but It makes sense now.

 Sorry for the false alarm, carry on!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: eviLittle on Fri, 19 July 2019, 01:29:51
 ;D I won't miss this round!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Chaselicious17 on Fri, 19 July 2019, 08:47:51
;D I won't miss this round!

lol I got news for ya bud
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Vizir on Fri, 19 July 2019, 18:03:10
;D I won't miss this round!

lol I got news for ya bud
Hahahaha

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: MeloDet on Wed, 24 July 2019, 15:37:26
This may have been asked already, but has anyone else had issues with battery mode? I've got the on/off switch soldered and it seems to briefly indicate that it's charging when first plugged in, but when I unplug it and flip the switch nothing seems to happen.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: aslanxdeft on Thu, 25 July 2019, 07:14:09
Any extras avail?  ;D
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: sirpensir on Thu, 25 July 2019, 11:03:41
Any extras avail?  ;D

mechmarket is your best bet
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: T0mb3ry on Sat, 27 July 2019, 12:05:05
Got my build ready.
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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Sat, 27 July 2019, 12:12:34
Got my build ready.
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Looks really nice! Is that with the carbon fibre plate? How does it feel?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Vizir on Sat, 27 July 2019, 12:13:17
There was a carbon fiber plate option?

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: T0mb3ry on Sat, 27 July 2019, 12:19:56
Got my build ready.
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Looks really nice! Is that with the carbon fibre plate? How does it feel?

It feels extremely pleasing to type on for me personally. The downside of it, it is very switch quality/smoothness demanding. The flexing amplifies every scratch greatly. I've tried in my previous build vintage cherries and that plate revealed all the micro scratch they had but by a great amount. You need extremely smooth switches. For example very carefully sorted vintage blacks or tealios. In this current build i've installed tealios with miky tops (milky tops to make tealios soft on bottom out and it works only with cherry profile).

There was a carbon fiber plate option?

Nope there was no option for the carbon plate. I made an special prototype for me. You can read more about it here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96105.0

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Vizir on Sat, 27 July 2019, 12:24:57
Got my build ready.
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Looks really nice! Is that with the carbon fibre plate? How does it feel?

It feels extremely pleasing to type on for me personally. The downside of it, it is very switch quality/smoothness demanding. The flexing amplifies every scratch greatly. I've tried in my previous build vintage cherries and that plate revealed all the micro scratch they had but by a great amount. You need extremely smooth switches. For example very carefully sorted vintage blacks or tealios. In this current build i've installed tealios with miky tops (milky tops to make tealios soft on bottom out and it works only with cherry profile).

There was a carbon fiber plate option?

Nope there was no option for the carbon plate. I made an special prototype for me. You can read more about it here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96105.0
That was an interesting read. I'm not into linears, but very cool.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: hhkbp2 on Sun, 28 July 2019, 20:39:38

Nope there was no option for the carbon plate. I made an special prototype for me. You can read more about it here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96105.0


I guess you used the plate mount stabilizers for this build?

I made one plate using the plate file you shared but I don't have the time to build it yet.

Looking at the PCB and the default plates of CA66, I think there is a problem on the plate file you shared. The stabilizer direction of spacebar should be reversed in 180 degree to use the pcb mount stabilizers. Because the metal wire of PCB mount stabilizers is on the top side rather than the bottom side.




Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jariss on Sun, 28 July 2019, 21:16:41
Built my kit yesterday. The switch cutouts on the brass plate were not machined correctly almost like the tooling slipped during the machining and I had to file 6 switch cutouts on the left side to get the switches to fit.

Also, for some reason I can't get my pc to recognize the bluetooth pcb. My phone recognizes it immediately. I have tried the adafruit app and reflashing the firmware and none of those worked.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sun, 28 July 2019, 21:23:33
Built my kit yesterday. The switch cutouts on the brass plate were not machined correctly almost like the tooling slipped during the machining and I had to file 6 switch cutouts on the left side to get the switches to fit.

Also, for some reason I can't get my pc to recognize the bluetooth pcb. My phone recognizes it immediately. I have tried the adafruit app and reflashing the firmware and none of those worked.
Contact playkeyboard about the mis-cut plate, they are making replacements at the moment - I had the same issue with both of my plates, both on the left side, as if the plate slipped during laser cutting.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: T0mb3ry on Sun, 28 July 2019, 22:41:18

Nope there was no option for the carbon plate. I made an special prototype for me. You can read more about it here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96105.0


I guess you used the plate mount stabilizers for this build?

I made one plate using the plate file you shared but I don't have the time to build it yet.

Looking at the PCB and the default plates of CA66, I think there is a problem on the plate file you shared. The stabilizer direction of spacebar should be reversed in 180 degree to use the pcb mount stabilizers. Because the metal wire of PCB mount stabilizers is on the top side rather than the bottom side.
The very first version of the plate had that issue. If you look at the current version it is fixed. I told it somewhere but you probably have missed it.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: hhkbp2 on Mon, 29 July 2019, 01:33:01
The very first version of the plate had that issue. If you look at the current version it is fixed. I told it somewhere but you probably have missed it.

Don't know where to get the latest version. I downloaded it last year from the first post in https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96105.0. And I double check the svg link now, this problem remains.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: T0mb3ry on Mon, 29 July 2019, 02:28:19
The very first version of the plate had that issue. If you look at the current version it is fixed. I told it somewhere but you probably have missed it.

Don't know where to get the latest version. I downloaded it last year from the first post in https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96105.0. And I double check the svg link now, this problem remains.
I will update it (when I get home) with my recent version. I had no issues with it in my current build. I've used GMK screw in stabs.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Ultaar on Mon, 29 July 2019, 08:11:36
Will there be round3?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: T0mb3ry on Mon, 29 July 2019, 11:45:53
The very first version of the plate had that issue. If you look at the current version it is fixed. I told it somewhere but you probably have missed it.

Don't know where to get the latest version. I downloaded it last year from the first post in https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=96105.0. And I double check the svg link now, this problem remains.




Re posting it from my thread and there are few points before trying it.

Before getting the plate file there are few notes to read through:

Otherwise if you got time and money to make this plate, then enjoy the experiment. You might like or not but it would be nice if you could share your experience.

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: StrangPrisoner on Tue, 30 July 2019, 21:11:33
I'm hoping to get some help with flashing the BT PCB. I've reached out to Barry and he got to me quickly but we haven't come up with a solution.

When I try to flash my BT PCB using a CAD66 hex file generated on ydkb.io and flashed using ydkb-reflash tool I get a "Reflash Complete" output (see image). However the keyboard is inoperable and I get a device disconnect tone repeatedly until I unplug the PCB. I have noticed that the YDKB website is wonky to say the least and I am concerned that I am not generating a proper hex file. I'm curious if anyone has had similar issues or has any advice for me here.
I've read through the thread and tried everything with the exception of trying to use QMK. I do not see the solder points people are referring to regarding QMK. Any help is appreciated.

Thank you in advance!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: ZyBeR on Wed, 31 July 2019, 00:27:56
Unfortunately qmk hasn't been ported to the bt pcb.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Wed, 31 July 2019, 03:02:56
I'm hoping to get some help with flashing the BT PCB. I've reached out to Barry and he got to me quickly but we haven't come up with a solution.

When I try to flash my BT PCB using a CAD66 hex file generated on ydkb.io and flashed using ydkb-reflash tool I get a "Reflash Complete" output (see image). However the keyboard is inoperable and I get a device disconnect tone repeatedly until I unplug the PCB. I have noticed that the YDKB website is wonky to say the least and I am concerned that I am not generating a proper hex file. I'm curious if anyone has had similar issues or has any advice for me here.
I've read through the thread and tried everything with the exception of trying to use QMK. I do not see the solder points people are referring to regarding QMK. Any help is appreciated.

Thank you in advance!
Do you have a battery connected? I'm not sure if it could cause your problem but I remember reading a comment further back about the polarity markings being reversed on the battery leads - remove the battery and trouble shoot with only hard wire connection.

You probably did, but make sure your are holding down the escape key when you plug the board in all the way through to when it finishes flashing (I think you can let go once flashing begins but I can't remember off the top of my head).

Lastly, check the solder connections on the PCB and daughter board (the controller and usb port especially) and ensure the plug between daughter board and PCB is firmly in place.

That's all I can think to check.

Edit: did you test the board before building and/or flashing a hex file?


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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 31 July 2019, 07:15:52
I'm hoping to get some help with flashing the BT PCB. I've reached out to Barry and he got to me quickly but we haven't come up with a solution.

When I try to flash my BT PCB using a CAD66 hex file generated on ydkb.io and flashed using ydkb-reflash tool I get a "Reflash Complete" output (see image). However the keyboard is inoperable and I get a device disconnect tone repeatedly until I unplug the PCB. I have noticed that the YDKB website is wonky to say the least and I am concerned that I am not generating a proper hex file. I'm curious if anyone has had similar issues or has any advice for me here.
I've read through the thread and tried everything with the exception of trying to use QMK. I do not see the solder points people are referring to regarding QMK. Any help is appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

The BT PCB doesnít have those solder points that are on the standard pcb. There is no qmk port for the BT PCB yet.

Unfortunately qmk hasn't been ported to the bt pcb.

And it may not be until BT support is expanded in QMK. It will really depend on what BT module is used on the pcb and whether or not itís supported in QMK currently.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: yangdigi on Wed, 31 July 2019, 08:18:01
I'm hoping to get some help with flashing the BT PCB. I've reached out to Barry and he got to me quickly but we haven't come up with a solution.

When I try to flash my BT PCB using a CAD66 hex file generated on ydkb.io and flashed using ydkb-reflash tool I get a "Reflash Complete" output (see image). However the keyboard is inoperable and I get a device disconnect tone repeatedly until I unplug the PCB. I have noticed that the YDKB website is wonky to say the least and I am concerned that I am not generating a proper hex file. I'm curious if anyone has had similar issues or has any advice for me here.
I've read through the thread and tried everything with the exception of trying to use QMK. I do not see the solder points people are referring to regarding QMK. Any help is appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

The size of your downloaded firmware is not correct.
here is mine.
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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: constexpr on Wed, 31 July 2019, 10:03:28

Unfortunately qmk hasn't been ported to the bt pcb.

And it may not be until BT support is expanded in QMK. It will really depend on what BT module is used on the pcb and whether or not itís supported in QMK currently.

Do you know which BLE module (I'm assuming it's BLE) the CA66 BT PCB is using? I am currently working towards expanding BT support in QMK to several new BLE modules as part of a large project I'm working on. I may be able to look into supporting this module as well, or at least perform the expansion in such a way that facilitates adding support for it later on.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: StrangPrisoner on Wed, 31 July 2019, 11:12:20
Wow thanks for all the advice everyone!

Do you have a battery connected? I'm not sure if it could cause your problem but I remember reading a comment further back about the polarity markings being reversed on the battery leads - remove the battery and trouble shoot with only hard wire connection.

You probably did, but make sure your are holding down the escape key when you plug the board in all the way through to when it finishes flashing (I think you can let go once flashing begins but I can't remember off the top of my head).

Lastly, check the solder connections on the PCB and daughter board (the controller and usb port especially) and ensure the plug between daughter board and PCB is firmly in place.

That's all I can think to check.

Edit: did you test the board before building and/or flashing a hex file?


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I made sure the polarity on the battery connector was correct and I have tried it both with and without the battery plugged in.

I Looked over all of my solder points and saw no issues. I made sure all the diodes and resistors looked good as well and it seems so. I will double check the USB/daughter board.

I tested to be sure it connected and lit up and all was well. Beyond that I'm not totally sure how best to test a PCB before building.


The BT PCB doesnít have those solder points that are on the standard pcb. There is no qmk port for the BT PCB yet.

Unfortunately qmk hasn't been ported to the bt pcb.

And it may not be until BT support is expanded in QMK. It will really depend on what BT module is used on the pcb and whether or not itís supported in QMK currently.

Good to know, thank you.

I'm hoping to get some help with flashing the BT PCB. I've reached out to Barry and he got to me quickly but we haven't come up with a solution.

When I try to flash my BT PCB using a CAD66 hex file generated on ydkb.io and flashed using ydkb-reflash tool I get a "Reflash Complete" output (see image). However the keyboard is inoperable and I get a device disconnect tone repeatedly until I unplug the PCB. I have noticed that the YDKB website is wonky to say the least and I am concerned that I am not generating a proper hex file. I'm curious if anyone has had similar issues or has any advice for me here.
I've read through the thread and tried everything with the exception of trying to use QMK. I do not see the solder points people are referring to regarding QMK. Any help is appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

The size of your downloaded firmware is not correct.
here is mine.
(Attachment Link)

I think this is my issue. Barry mentioned the same thing. I'm not sure why that would be though. I've had all sorts of trouble on ydkb.io trying to create a keymap. When I use CAD66 the image will be of whatever keyboard was selected before it not of a CA66. When I switch layers it reverts changes on all layers but the default Layer0. Also when I first select CAD66 the default key mapping is crazy. All keys are set to obscure macros. Perhaps I should try a different browser?

Again thanks for the awesome feedback everyone!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Wed, 31 July 2019, 12:24:14

Unfortunately qmk hasn't been ported to the bt pcb.

And it may not be until BT support is expanded in QMK. It will really depend on what BT module is used on the pcb and whether or not itís supported in QMK currently.

Do you know which BLE module (I'm assuming it's BLE) the CA66 BT PCB is using? I am currently working towards expanding BT support in QMK to several new BLE modules as part of a large project I'm working on. I may be able to look into supporting this module as well, or at least perform the expansion in such a way that facilitates adding support for it later on.

If I recall correctly itís this one  https://www.nordicsemi.com/Products/Low-power-short-range-wireless/nRF52832 (https://www.nordicsemi.com/Products/Low-power-short-range-wireless/nRF52832)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 31 July 2019, 12:55:21

Unfortunately qmk hasn't been ported to the bt pcb.

And it may not be until BT support is expanded in QMK. It will really depend on what BT module is used on the pcb and whether or not itís supported in QMK currently.

Do you know which BLE module (I'm assuming it's BLE) the CA66 BT PCB is using? I am currently working towards expanding BT support in QMK to several new BLE modules as part of a large project I'm working on. I may be able to look into supporting this module as well, or at least perform the expansion in such a way that facilitates adding support for it later on.

Hereís a shot of the module itself.[attachimg=1]
Title: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: cijanzen on Wed, 31 July 2019, 14:02:07

Unfortunately qmk hasn't been ported to the bt pcb.

And it may not be until BT support is expanded in QMK. It will really depend on what BT module is used on the pcb and whether or not itís supported in QMK currently.

Do you know which BLE module (I'm assuming it's BLE) the CA66 BT PCB is using? I am currently working towards expanding BT support in QMK to several new BLE modules as part of a large project I'm working on. I may be able to look into supporting this module as well, or at least perform the expansion in such a way that facilitates adding support for it later on.

Hereís a shot of the module itself. (Attachment Link)

Right, itís an ilogic technology ILT51822 with Nordic nRF51822.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: ZyBeR on Wed, 31 July 2019, 16:03:33
Would it be possible to port QMK and skip the BT support for the initial release?
For me I can live with out BT if I get QMK, sure both would be ideal but we got to start somewhere.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 31 July 2019, 17:39:50
Would it be possible to port QMK and skip the BT support for the initial release?
For me I can live with out BT if I get QMK, sure both would be ideal but we got to start somewhere.

For right now, probably. I havenít really looked into it too much, porting it is on my to do list though. As soon as I finish the firmware for a couple other boards Iím working on, and assembly for some pcbs in a small private buy, Iíll be working on this one.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: leandrovega on Sat, 03 August 2019, 16:02:23
Hi, I'm new to GeekHack. Please forgive me if this is a redundant question. Will there be another GB this year for the CA66? I'm just beginning to become familiar with the Group Buy method.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: dr_unconscionable on Sat, 03 August 2019, 17:35:04
Hi, I'm new to GeekHack. Please forgive me if this is a redundant question. Will there be another GB this year for the CA66? I'm just beginning to become familiar with the Group Buy method.

This was the second round for the CA66, which was originally supposed to be a single round only. PlaykeyboardTW have said there will not be a third round.

If you do want to get one, your best bet is to look for someone selling theirs on r/mechmarket!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Tue, 06 August 2019, 07:23:21
It would be really nice to get an update on replacement replacement parts

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: sysfury on Tue, 06 August 2019, 17:48:16
It would be really nice to get an update on replacement replacement parts

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: ZyBeR on Tue, 06 August 2019, 23:34:07
It would be really nice to get an update on replacement replacement parts

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lormania on Tue, 06 August 2019, 23:37:16
It would be really nice to get an update on replacement replacement parts

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Wed, 07 August 2019, 07:25:38
It would be really nice to get an update on replacement replacement parts

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Thu, 08 August 2019, 21:51:57
For those wondering I got this response yesterday(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190809/21c8293e3b7b9e4517200fd47b2703da.jpg)

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Subaeru on Fri, 09 August 2019, 02:38:44
If anyone is willing to sell a green or brown ca66 with Bluetooth lmk please. Preferably wkl but I donít mind hhhkb style. Thank you! Im also on reddit with same username!
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: topherrehpot on Sun, 11 August 2019, 12:39:46
Sorry, yet another BT question: I CAN connect via BT to my Mac - I see CAD66_BLE Connected - but no typing works. LEDs are lit up fine. I plug in via USB and everything is fine. I tried the function to switch between USB and BT and still get nothing. I haven't updated firmware since I got it but I figure if I'm connecting and it's showing up as a keyboard to the Mac, it should be almost there. Any tips?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: aydio on Sun, 11 August 2019, 14:02:31
Is there still a possibility to join this GB?
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: jrfhoutx on Sun, 11 August 2019, 14:26:05
Is there still a possibility to join this GB?

No...
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Gamatatsu on Sat, 17 August 2019, 19:03:56
Out of nowhere my ca66 won't register more the one key press at a timae anymore. Any ideas on why this is happening and how to fix it?
edit:nvm i just reflashed it and its working now
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Nebulant on Wed, 21 August 2019, 00:58:12
Just got notice from PlayKeyboards about sending them back my damaged board for replacement - they wont cover shipping the damaged unit back to them. Frankly this is unacceptable that people that received units of unacceptable quality now have to pay even more money to get their boards replaced. The quote I received from DHL was for $140.

The cost of shipping from the US is prohibitively expensive. After waiting for so long to see if playkeyboards will do anything to make this situation right, I will probably end up just having the board re-coated locally, it will be the more cost effective solution - but this is not how replacements should be handled.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: nulltorious on Wed, 21 August 2019, 02:06:03
Just got notice from PlayKeyboards about sending them back my damaged board for replacement - they wont cover shipping the damaged unit back to them. Frankly this is unacceptable that people that received units of unacceptable quality now have to pay even more money to get their boards replaced. The quote I received from DHL was for $140.

The cost of shipping from the US is prohibitively expensive. After waiting for so long to see if playkeyboards will do anything to make this situation right, I will probably end up just having the board re-coated locally, it will be the more cost effective solution - but this is not how replacements should be handled.

That sucks you didn't receive a board up standards but this is standard practice in ecommerce. The buyer usually pays for shipping return items back. Even Amazon will deduct the price of shipping from the refund amount.

$140 sounds a bit high, I ship lots of stuff from the US to Taiwan and usually the costs is around $80 (UPS ground / USPS). The cerakote option seems to be the most attractive option.

Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Saga on Sat, 24 August 2019, 18:39:04
That sucks you didn't receive a board up standards but this is standard practice in ecommerce. The buyer usually pays for shipping return items back. Even Amazon will deduct the price of shipping from the refund amount.

This isnít even remotely accurate for damaged items.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: roymt76 on Sat, 31 August 2019, 12:49:05
It's take me so long, but I finally have freetime to post this  :p

(https://i.imgur.com/CDeolVA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XPSm8Pv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/34Lyx8b.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4SZWXuG.jpg)

Thanks you guys for making this.
More image in https://imgur.com/a/wdcQX2j
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: andrewregal on Sun, 01 September 2019, 02:23:23
I got around to building my CA66 a couple weeks ago. Wish I had a better camera

(https://i.redd.it/ver34ftdbad31.png)

Is there any way we could find out about extra parts? I would gladly buy an extra PCB, or a bluetooth one if any are available
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Lyle88 on Sun, 01 September 2019, 02:30:26
I got around to building my CA66 a couple weeks ago. Wish I had a better camera

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Is there any way we could find out about extra parts? I would gladly buy an extra PCB, or a bluetooth one if any are available
Not sure about extras but they are still organising replacement parts for those who had issues with their orders. It's been a while so an update might be coming soon though

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: your_fish_monger on Tue, 03 September 2019, 13:03:50
Looking to buy a black or dark gray kit, and willing to pay a premium. Contact me here or on Reddit at the same username. (Positive feedback in /r/MechMarket at my username)
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Vizir on Tue, 03 September 2019, 14:23:55
Looking to buy a black or dark gray kit, and willing to pay a premium. Contact me here or on Reddit at the same username. (Positive feedback in /r/MechMarket at my username)
Check pm

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: japanitrat on Fri, 06 September 2019, 13:12:09
Mine disconnects several times a day, almost as if it reboots... Both in Windows and OSX.

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Same here. Regardless of whether used in Bluetooth mode or with cable. Also regardless of whether battery is turned on/off.
Would love to know if there is a solution to that as it's highly annoying when typing.
Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: Vizir on Fri, 06 September 2019, 13:19:04
Mine disconnects several times a day, almost as if it reboots... Both in Windows and OSX.

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Same here. Regardless of whether used in Bluetooth mode or with cable. Also regardless of whether battery is turned on/off.
Would love to know if there is a solution to that as it's highly annoying when typing.
I got most of those fixed by grounding the usbc to the case. Try that

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Title: Re: [GB] CA66 Custom Keyboard Kit Round 2 (Shipping Now)
Post by: PlayKeyboardTW on Mon, 09 September 2019, 01:00:07
Hi guys, wish you all are doing well.

Since we are in pretty busy and chaotic situation to work on multiple tasks at the moment, please try to contact us via email or Facebook fan page.
That will be better and easier for letting us know who you are and track previous messages.

Thanks for the cooperation. :)