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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #50 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 20:34:23 »
Which speaking of which, Qaz got #1, I got #2 (not trying to be greedy, I really did get #2) you guys can fight over the rest, but lets all label ours with a number, kinda like the LZSEs etc. :)

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« Reply #51 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 20:34:36 »
You missed it. He did a run of 8. :P
Nah I know about the 8 (you lucky jerk  :-* ). I was saying to do another one...
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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #52 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 20:36:49 »
CPT is first, but I'm #1. You can be #2 or something, SF.

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #53 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 20:38:35 »
Which speaking of which, Qaz got #1, I got #2 (not trying to be greedy, I really did get #2) you guys can fight over the rest, but lets all label ours with a number, kinda like the LZSEs etc. :)

I numbered them with small marks on the right edge of the PCB (except for the two prototypes, me and SmallFry)

On IRC last night I had some misadventures with #4.  Gonna send that one out first.

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« Reply #54 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 20:39:59 »
So besides the two prototypes, these are #'s 3-10?
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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #55 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 20:40:38 »
EDIT: #3 died... a moment of silence please

R.I.P. In Peace, #3. :'(
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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #56 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 20:41:07 »
RIP #3...

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #57 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 20:41:39 »
So, so nice.

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« Reply #58 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 20:42:06 »
EDIT: #3 died... a moment of silence please

R.I.P. In Peace, #3. :'(

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #59 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 20:43:48 »
If I can choose I would love #6. CPTBadAss knows why ;).

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #60 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 20:43:54 »
So besides the two prototypes, these are #'s 3-10?

Two prototypes and #3-#8.  No significance to 8, that's just how many people were interested when I reordered.

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #61 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 20:44:01 »
EDIT: #3 died... a moment of silence please
If you think its a controller I may be able to mail you an extra. Let me know.

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 20:45:54 »
EDIT: #3 died... a moment of silence please

R.I.P. In Peace, #3. :'(
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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 20:50:07 »
EDIT: #3 died... a moment of silence please
If you think its a controller I may be able to mail you an extra. Let me know.

Heh, oh I've got lots of 'em.  ;D  I'll probably be able to salvage it, but I've got a zillion things to do first.

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #64 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 20:52:09 »
I've got a ton of controllers too. Heh.

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #65 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 20:52:50 »
You missed it. He did a run of 8. :P
Nah I know about the 8 (you lucky jerk  :-* ). I was saying to do another one...

You know no idea how lucky I feel :D. I probably blew my chance on ever getting an LZ based on the luck I used in this draw. I'm so ****ing excited :D

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #66 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 20:55:34 »
You missed it. He did a run of 8. :P
Nah I know about the 8 (you lucky jerk  :-* ). I was saying to do another one...

You know no idea how lucky I feel :D. I probably blew my chance on ever getting an LZ based on the luck I used in this draw. I'm so ****ing excited :D
I hear that! At least you got 75%, I'm hoping to buy one from Daniel!
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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #67 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 20:59:13 »
Also can I get #8?

No problem.  That's a good one, too.  I really got into the groove by the end, there

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« Reply #68 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 21:00:20 »
I was gonna ask for #9, but alas... :P
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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #69 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 21:04:35 »
I was gonna ask for #9, but alas... :P

The sacrifices one must make...I feel for you Mr. JD, but we all have to make small sacrifices


If I can choose I would love #6. CPTBadAss knows why ;).

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #70 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 21:04:56 »
So CPT suggested it in the IRC, but I think our boards should be Alpha and Beta, retaining the Greek letter scheme:)

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #71 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 21:07:15 »
I want mine to be Iota Omega, or IO.

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #72 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 21:28:52 »

If I can choose I would love #6. CPTBadAss knows why ;).

Qaz, hook a brother up? :D
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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #73 on: Wed, 15 May 2013, 22:36:48 »
I can haz #5? (aka Epsilon Epsilon)
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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #74 on: Thu, 16 May 2013, 09:08:22 »
I can haz #5? (aka Epsilon Epsilon)

yup.

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #75 on: Thu, 16 May 2013, 09:14:16 »
I can haz #5? (aka Epsilon Epsilon)

yup.

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #76 on: Thu, 16 May 2013, 09:26:59 »
what an awesome thread, this totally gots past me, i want one
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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #77 on: Thu, 16 May 2013, 09:28:58 »
I can haz #5? (aka Epsilon Epsilon)

yup.

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« Reply #78 on: Thu, 16 May 2013, 09:53:25 »
I will not be taking that deal Samwise. Sorry! But I wub this Epsilon :3
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« Reply #79 on: Thu, 16 May 2013, 09:54:42 »
I can haz #5? (aka Epsilon Epsilon)

yup.

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #80 on: Thu, 16 May 2013, 18:40:21 »
Lucky number 7. Looks like its time for me to hit the casino!

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« Reply #81 on: Thu, 16 May 2013, 19:36:09 »
Lucky number 7. Looks like its time for me to hit the casino!
Or the lotto... Someone said it was 400million?  :eek:
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« Reply #82 on: Thu, 23 May 2013, 14:25:23 »
Epsilon has landed in Philly :D. I can't wait to get her put together when I get back home to the states. Weeeeeee!!!!

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #83 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 16:23:57 »
After laser engraving...



No one will ever see it, but I know it's there. My watermark. :)
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« Reply #84 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 16:26:41 »
After laser engraving...

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No one will ever see it, but I know it's there. My watermark. :)

Omg!!! :)

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« Reply #85 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 16:29:02 »
whaaaa... crazy stuff. Did you send it in for engraving yourself or did metalliqaz had it already done?

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« Reply #86 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 16:29:50 »
After laser engraving...

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No one will ever see it, but I know it's there. My watermark. :)

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« Reply #87 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 16:30:48 »
I have access to a laser engraver here in the office. ;D
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« Reply #88 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 16:35:26 »
Jd...hook a brother up?
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« Reply #89 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 16:38:15 »
I have access to a laser engraver here in the office. ;D

Maybe if you overclock it, it can cut instead of engrave. Then we can actually get some cheap KB plates instead.

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #90 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 16:38:31 »
I will laser engrave anyone's Epsilon backplate. Just send me your plate, and email me a high resolution drawing in black and white. The file I used was 1800x1800 bitmap.

FYI, the textured portion of mine was the black, and the shiny (bare) part is white. If you want the reverse effect, simply invert your colors.

Edit: Also, due to the location of the USB cutout on the plate, this copper side in on the inside of the "case," under the PCB. If you want the copper side out, you'll have to cut out a new USB hole opposite.
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« Reply #91 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 16:39:38 »
I have access to a laser engraver here in the office. ;D

Maybe if you overclock it, it can cut instead of engrave. Then we can actually get some cheap KB plates instead.

ROFL!!

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« Reply #92 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 16:41:45 »
I have access to a laser engraver here in the office. ;D

Maybe if you overclock it, it can cut instead of engrave. Then we can actually get some cheap KB plates instead.

I actually can do that, but I'm not sure what the results will look like, i.e. if they will look burned or melted. This was done on a 30W EPILOG, and we also have a 75W EPILOG, but it's currently awaiting repair.
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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #93 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 16:47:13 »
Edit: Also, due to the location of the USB cutout on the plate, this copper side in on the inside of the "case," under the PCB. If you want the copper side out, you'll have to cut out a new USB hole opposite.

I tried to bring it up at the beginning, but it's hard to coordinate among a group.  Anyway that part is hella cheap.  More could be made in any orientation/color very easily.  I used it the way I did because I think the green solder mask looks better set in front of shiny copper :)

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #94 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 16:49:07 »
Also, forgot to say... HOLY CRAP nice engraving  :cool:

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« Reply #95 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 16:52:22 »
Brother J.D., that's completely amazing. I'll have to ask you again when I get back home to the states though. Here's hoping you can do it in July ^^.

Now to figure out what to have there *hmmm*.

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« Reply #96 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 16:59:27 »
metalliqaz, future runs of more batches of these epsilons?


I have access to a laser engraver here in the office. ;D

Maybe if you overclock it, it can cut instead of engrave. Then we can actually get some cheap KB plates instead.

I actually can do that, but I'm not sure what the results will look like, i.e. if they will look burned or melted. This was done on a 30W EPILOG, and we also have a 75W EPILOG, but it's currently awaiting repair.

lol I was jk... 30w is weaksauce. The phantom plates were cut with a 4000w laser, and it's the size of an apartment. I've seen this thing in person.

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #97 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 16:59:35 »
I've got access to a laser also. Cutting is also possible, and not too hard. I'm going to be trying to cut some stuff for The Flying Raccoon soon.

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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #98 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 17:02:56 »






Epsilon Theta (E8) reporting for duty. I dont think I've ever been this excited in my whole time on GeekHack. Except for the goodies that Glissant and moonprismpwr sent me, this is the (2nd) happiest moment. :D  Thank you so much metalliqaz. And jdcarpe, I'm gonna figure out something to get engraved on this bad boy.
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Re: The Epsilon Keyboard
« Reply #99 on: Fri, 24 May 2013, 17:04:06 »
You soldered that diode backwards! :O








Naw, JK. :))