Author Topic: [GB] MC-76K "Fat Boy" - A compact keyboard for the modders among us. [Closed]  (Read 37557 times)

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Offline mustcode

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Yup, a bit too late now. Wait for a used one or round 2 :thumb:

Offline rondg

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Yup, a bit too late now. Wait for a used one or round 2 :thumb:

No extras? I had to prioritize things when this ran and wasn't able to get one.

Offline mustcode

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Yup, a bit too late now. Wait for a used one or round 2 :thumb:

No extras? I had to prioritize things when this ran and wasn't able to get one.
Sorry, there won't be any extras. The only extras are the 2 (one of each color) that I ordered for myself, which I'm willing to give up in case something went wrong. Sorry, I'm really pushing the price down, so I couldn't afford too many extras. :-[

Offline mustcode

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More pics from the factory in Discord. I'll post them here later tonight. :thumb:

Offline mustcode

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http://imgur.com/gallery/XjmwelK
Here are the promised images for those that are not on Discord. Enjoy!

Offline Robosculpts

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My only regret is not buying more pcb's to make different builds

Offline mustcode

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My only regret is not buying more pcb's to make different builds
I ordered a few extra pcbs in case of failures, so I will update with what I got left after everything is shipped :thumb:

Offline Robosculpts

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youre the man!

Offline Krionking

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I'm hoping that if this goes well, that you might consider a round 2 in the future. Of course everything is up to you.

Offline mustcode

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I'm hoping that if this goes well, that you might consider a round 2 in the future. Of course everything is up to you.
Thanks, I hope there'll be a round two as well :thumb:

Offline mustcode

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The factory is already packing up the cases, they are quick!
So, I just paid the remaining balance and the cases should be on their way to me soon!

Offline Robosculpts

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that was hella fast.

Offline mchanneh

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second that!^
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The factory is already packing up the cases, they are quick!
So, I just paid the remaining balance and the cases should be on their way to me soon!


Excellent!!! Can't wait to build this

Offline Axariel

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Everything looks so great given the speed and the complexity of your design! I am extremely hyped!  :thumb:

Offline mustcode

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The factory informed me that there were a few units that didn't pass their QC, so they are going to remake those and delay their schedule for a few days.
Welp, a little delay is fine for me as long as their QC is on point. ^-^

Offline mustcode

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The PCB has been updated to support ISO as promised. Thanks agian Yiancar! I'll work on an ISO plate so that those who wanted ISO can get the dxf file and have it laser-cut. :thumb:

Offline mustcode

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The factory has shipped the case  :cool:
Should reach me within a few weeks  :thumb:

Offline mustcode

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Big update!
The shipment has arrived! I finally have the production units in my hands :D








So, to make sure that every part fits together properly, I've transplanted the prototype PCB into a production unit to test, and everything fits!



Compared to the prototype, we now have the final top and back cover, proper PCB mounting, and nice aluminium plate :thumb:





Now that we've confirmed that all parts fits together, all the PCBs will be green-lit for manufacturing. And while we wait for the PCBs, I'll work on the rest of the hardware and packaging stuff so that I can get all these Fat Boys off my living room as soon as possible :D

Offline biothermal

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Big update!
The shipment has arrived! I finally have the production units in my hands :D

Damn! That's super exciting. Kudos to you, they're looking really good  :thumb:

Offline beekey

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Wow, these look super nice. Sad I had to skip it back then. :(

Offline darkcl

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Awesome, cannot wait to build it :thumb:

Offline mustcode

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Another quick update. But first, I want to apologize for being a bit slow to update on geekhack compared to Discord. I haven't got a chance to sit down in front of my PC for a while, but discord is easy enough for me to update with my phone. :-[

I'm told that the PCB will be on its way to me soon, so hopefully, I can start doing all the packing and shipping within September. In the mean time, my friend over at Proji Keeb Look has made a build stream (Thai language) and a new assembly/typing video with all final parts except for the PCB. Enjoy  :thumb:


Offline mustcode

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Re: [GB] MC-76K "Fat Boy" - A compact keyboard for the modders among us. [Closed]
« Reply #123 on: Sat, 05 September 2020, 09:31:57 »
The PCBs has arrived! I'll need to flash the firmware before I can pack and ship them out. It'll try to do it as fast as I can. The finish line is very close, and thanks you all for bearing with me all this time. I promise to not be slow on this! :D

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Re: [GB] MC-76K "Fat Boy" - A compact keyboard for the modders among us. [Closed]
« Reply #124 on: Sun, 06 September 2020, 14:33:13 »
All controllers have been flashed! I randomly tested around 10 sets, which all worked correctly. Next is packing and figuring out the shipping cost. I'll start invoicing for the shipping cost once I figure out the shipping estimates  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] MC-76K "Fat Boy" - A compact keyboard for the modders among us. [Closed]
« Reply #125 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 14:21:59 »
I've started sending out invoices for the shipping cost. I've only invoiced about 1/3 of all participants, so don't be alarmed if you haven't received it yet.
And since I can't carry 30+ boxes to the post office by myself, my plan is to visit the post office a couple of times a week starting this Saturday and send out as many units as I can each visit.
I'm sorry I can't do this fast enough as I can only do this after I got off work and on weekends, but I'll keep you guys updated on the progress as much as I can :)

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I've started sending out invoices for the shipping cost. I've only invoiced about 1/3 of all participants, so don't be alarmed if you haven't received it yet.
And since I can't carry 30+ boxes to the post office by myself, my plan is to visit the post office a couple of times a week starting this Saturday and send out as many units as I can each visit.
I'm sorry I can't do this fast enough as I can only do this after I got off work and on weekends, but I'll keep you guys updated on the progress as much as I can :)


Awesome. Do what you need to but Iím def excited to see that invoice!!


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