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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #300 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 09:26:15 »
With the group buy being extended to 2000 units (two deployments),  what is the likelihood of the second date having the special edition inclusion at this point?

Will this still be saved for a potential groupbuy in the future rather than this one?


What is a special edition?

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #301 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 09:28:29 »
See below:

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(special edition, not sure it will be made, but the case will be gold anodized)

worry not, if the first group buy is successful we will have a second batch for sure (goooold!)
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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #302 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 09:33:33 »
With the group buy being extended to 2000 units (two deployments),  what is the likelihood of the second date having the special edition inclusion at this point?

Will this still be saved for a potential groupbuy in the future rather than this one?

if we sell all 2000 units we will probably run another batch later next year.

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #303 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 10:30:37 »
Just a quick heads-up if you get the barebone kit without keycaps, Signature Plastics is selling the Midnight Set ( http://pimpmykeyboard.com/dcs-midnight-keycap-set-50-off/ ) with a 50% discount! Just remember to grab the additional modifiers to cover the whitefox!

(for those who don't know the Midnight set is also designed by me)

Could you explain that status on the purple kealios, I read somewhere you had more?


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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #304 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 10:47:16 »
have to wait the west coast to wake up

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #305 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 10:52:42 »
have to wait the west coast to wake up

Ugh. I keep forgetting they're in the west coast. Here I am, working almost two hours in the regular business day, and they're not even open yet!

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #306 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 11:02:41 »
I wish Earth were flat.

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #307 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 16:36:03 »
Just a quick heads-up if you get the barebone kit without keycaps, Signature Plastics is selling the Midnight Set ( http://pimpmykeyboard.com/dcs-midnight-keycap-set-50-off/ ) with a 50% discount! Just remember to grab the additional modifiers to cover the whitefox!

(for those who don't know the Midnight set is also designed by me)

Sorry for the noob question, but is it $50 with or without the sale?
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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #308 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 16:39:53 »
A fox?



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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #309 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 16:42:05 »
A fox?


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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #310 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 16:42:56 »
A fox?


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Foxy, but not the TrueFox.

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #311 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 17:39:10 »
Just a quick heads-up if you get the barebone kit without keycaps, Signature Plastics is selling the Midnight Set ( http://pimpmykeyboard.com/dcs-midnight-keycap-set-50-off/ ) with a 50% discount! Just remember to grab the additional modifiers to cover the whitefox!

(for those who don't know the Midnight set is also designed by me)

Sorry for the noob question, but is it $50 with or without the sale?

$50 is the on sale price.

It is $20 for the base set and $30 for modifiers kit ($50 total to cover a tenkeyless board). Whitefox uses non-standard modifier key sizes though, so as Matt3o said, you also need the additional mods kit ($25). The keyset would cost you $75 total.

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #312 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 18:10:32 »
Just a quick heads-up if you get the barebone kit without keycaps, Signature Plastics is selling the Midnight Set ( http://pimpmykeyboard.com/dcs-midnight-keycap-set-50-off/ ) with a 50% discount! Just remember to grab the additional modifiers to cover the whitefox!

(for those who don't know the Midnight set is also designed by me)

Sorry for the noob question, but is it $50 with or without the sale?

$50 is the on sale price.

It is $20 for the base set and $30 for modifiers kit ($50 total to cover a tenkeyless board). Whitefox uses non-standard modifier key sizes though, so as Matt3o said, you also need the additional mods kit ($25). The keyset would cost you $75 total.

Thank you! Still a bit expensive with everything though. But I guess it's probably worth it.
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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #313 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 18:35:39 »
Just a quick heads-up if you get the barebone kit without keycaps, Signature Plastics is selling the Midnight Set ( http://pimpmykeyboard.com/dcs-midnight-keycap-set-50-off/ ) with a 50% discount! Just remember to grab the additional modifiers to cover the whitefox!

(for those who don't know the Midnight set is also designed by me)

Sorry for the noob question, but is it $50 with or without the sale?

$50 is the on sale price.

It is $20 for the base set and $30 for modifiers kit ($50 total to cover a tenkeyless board). Whitefox uses non-standard modifier key sizes though, so as Matt3o said, you also need the additional mods kit ($25). The keyset would cost you $75 total.

Thank you! Still a bit expensive with everything though. But I guess it's probably worth it.

You could also try the Classifieds and see if anyone is willing to part with one for less. You never know.  ;D

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #314 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 22:16:11 »
If you buy the barebones there is no difference between the layouts am I right?

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #315 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 22:18:36 »
If you buy the barebones there is no difference between the layouts am I right?


You should get the plate you need, the plates make the difference between alternative layouts, unless you use PCB mounted switches.

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #316 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 22:27:06 »
If you buy the barebones there is no difference between the layouts am I right?


You should get the plate you need, the plates make the difference between alternative layouts, unless you use PCB mounted switches.

It wouldn't look very good without a plate though... Lots of open space

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #317 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 22:38:37 »
If you buy the barebones there is no difference between the layouts am I right?


You should get the plate you need, the plates make the difference between alternative layouts, unless you use PCB mounted switches.

It wouldn't look very good without a plate though... Lots of open space


I know, just pointing that it is the only way you have not need to care about layouts and their appropriated plates.

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #318 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 23:21:22 »
Question for you. Is there anyway to get one after the mass drop ends in 13 days, other than buying used? Recently laid off, so no spare funds, but I've been wanting a fox now for ages.


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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #319 on: Mon, 14 December 2015, 23:54:31 »
Just to be clear, the whitefox doesn't work without a plate. You could use just the PCB but you have to build your case then.


Question for you. Is there anyway to get one after the mass drop ends in 13 days, other than buying used? Recently laid off, so no spare funds, but I've been wanting a fox now for ages.

only in the classified I guess

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #320 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 07:37:45 »
Good point, there is no way to affix the PCB inside the case because it does not have standoffs to bolt it on. Thank you for the clarification.

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #321 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 07:44:34 »
Would be awesome if a limited edition version of the board could come with the logo engraved in the back

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #322 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 07:46:46 »
Would be awesome if a limited edition version of the board could come with the logo engraved in the back

are you in the first batch?

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #323 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 08:52:59 »
I'm waiting for some more PCBs to make a full tutorial (and add LEDs)

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #324 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 09:09:39 »
Would be awesome if a limited edition version of the board could come with the logo engraved in the back

I'm in the first batch and that would be awesome!

Also Matt3o, do you have any plans on releasing some key sets for other layouts (ISO)? (i love your midnight set, for example).
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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #325 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 09:18:41 »
FIrst batch is actually a "limited edition".

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #326 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 09:25:03 »
FIrst batch is actually a "limited edition".

Despite not being in the buy, this sounds super awesome! I wonder what you have planned. :D

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #327 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 09:28:52 »
Also Matt3o, do you have any plans on releasing some key sets for other layouts (ISO)? (i love your midnight set, for example).

we'll probably run more granite next year

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #328 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 09:30:33 »
FIrst batch is actually a "limited edition".

First batch being the first 500 or the first 1000?

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #329 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 09:37:51 »
FIrst batch is actually a "limited edition".

First batch being the first 500 or the first 1000?

first batch has always been 1000. 500 is an urban legend.

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #330 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 09:42:09 »
FIrst batch is actually a "limited edition".

First batch being the first 500 or the first 1000?

first batch has always been 1000. 500 is an urban legend.

haha - fair enough. well I made it into the first batch then - and now i'm even more excited! Didn't think that would be possible. ALL HAIL WHITEFOX!

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #331 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 10:21:47 »
we'll probably run more granite next year

Probably?  Is it because SP is backlogged (urban legend lol) or something else?  We need an IC started soon here on this one so this stays on point with Whitefox though I can't help but wonder what your thoughts are.

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #332 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 10:27:02 »
we'll probably run more granite next year

Probably?  Is it because SP is backlogged (urban legend lol) or something else?  We need an IC started soon here on this one so this stays on point with Whitefox though I can't help but wonder what your thoughts are.

There was some discussion about Granite round 4 on Reddit a few months back. Target date was January 2016 and I haven't read anything different since then.

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #333 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 10:42:02 »
we'll probably run more granite next year

Probably?  Is it because SP is backlogged (urban legend lol) or something else?  We need an IC started soon here on this one so this stays on point with Whitefox though I can't help but wonder what your thoughts are.

The "backlog" is for SA, so granite would be uneffected
    

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #334 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 11:41:31 »
we'll probably run more granite next year

Probably?  Is it because SP is backlogged (urban legend lol) or something else?  We need an IC started soon here on this one so this stays on point with Whitefox though I can't help but wonder what your thoughts are.

The "backlog" is for SA, so granite would be uneffected

Yeah I believe it has more to do with the fact that granite has been ran numerous times already. It's nice to run the set multiple times so everybody can get a chance to grab a set but at the same time it's nice to have new sets coming in.

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #335 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 11:43:15 »
What's the secondary IC? Do you use it for LED control?

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #336 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 15:10:18 »
Well I finally ordered.  :D

Re: Batches
I ordered after the first 1,000 units sold, but when I was selecting all my options they let me pick the "batch" that my board would ship with.  Why would they do that?  What's the reasoning?  :confused:  Wouldn't you just ship them as they come in?  Why would anyone choose to have theirs shipped at a later date??

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #337 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 15:11:59 »
Well I finally ordered.  :D

Re: Batches
I ordered after the first 1,000 units sold, but when I was selecting all my options they let me pick the "batch" that my board would ship with.  Why would they do that?  What's the reasoning?  :confused:  Wouldn't you just ship them as they come in?  Why would anyone choose to have theirs shipped at a later date??

If you were able to select it then someone in the first batch must've canceled. They opened a second batch because the first 1000 sold out, but people in that set may be canceling. I re-ordered this morning and scored a kit in the first batch.  :thumb:

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #338 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 15:13:17 »
Well I finally ordered.  :D

Re: Batches
I ordered after the first 1,000 units sold, but when I was selecting all my options they let me pick the "batch" that my board would ship with.  Why would they do that?  What's the reasoning?  :confused:  Wouldn't you just ship them as they come in?  Why would anyone choose to have theirs shipped at a later date??

If you were able to select it then someone in the first batch must've canceled. They opened a second batch because the first 1000 sold out, but people in that set may be canceling. I re-ordered this morning and scored a kit in the first batch.  :thumb:

Oh, cool.  I must have ordered during the awkward transition from batch 1 to batch 2.  It would be nice if they explained what that meant / why there are 2 batch options.  ;)

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #339 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 16:47:36 »
you can choose to be part of batch two so you are billed a little later I believe. Someone shifted from batch 1 to batch 2 because they didn't have the funds right away but they will later.

Technically monkey around between batches and generally changing your order if you are in batch 1 is bad for MD, but a small % is tolerated.

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #340 on: Wed, 16 December 2015, 08:38:37 »
What's the secondary IC? Do you use it for LED control?

Looks like an IS31FL3731. LED driver indeed. The Ergodox from Input Club uses the same. I'd wait for the files to be released to be sure though.

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #341 on: Wed, 16 December 2015, 11:01:23 »
Matteo anyway you could get massdrop to offer the cable and leds seperately  I want it added to my barebones
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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #342 on: Wed, 16 December 2015, 11:08:54 »
Matteo anyway you could get massdrop to offer the cable and leds seperately

You mean on another drop? I don't think that would be possible at this stage.

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #343 on: Wed, 16 December 2015, 11:15:42 »
Matteo anyway you could get massdrop to offer the cable and leds seperately

You mean on another drop? I don't think that would be possible at this stage.

Isn't it trivial to obtain these parts separately already? Tons of electronics parts vendors sell LEDs, and USB cables are also not hard to find.

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #344 on: Wed, 16 December 2015, 11:51:20 »
Question for you. Is there anyway to get one after the mass drop ends in 13 days, other than buying used? Recently laid off, so no spare funds, but I've been wanting a fox now for ages.
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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #345 on: Wed, 16 December 2015, 18:38:20 »
So, if we ordered before 1,000, we get in some sort of special limited edition o: how exciting hype hype!
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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #346 on: Wed, 16 December 2015, 22:00:04 »
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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #347 on: Wed, 16 December 2015, 22:18:31 »
Sorry if asked already, but does this support off center caps lock?

PCB supports it, but the provided plates won't.

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Re: The long journey of the WhiteFox
« Reply #349 on: Thu, 17 December 2015, 05:14:08 »
A question for Matt3o here;

Have elected to purchase a Complete WhiteFox using all CherryMX Clears but it needs to be assembled.  Hence paid for that 'service' to have it completely finished ready to be connected to a PC.

Would you know who will be responsible for the construction of this keyboard ?