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Offline flying1911

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Hello Geekhackers and Mech friends,

It’s Team Mechlovin’, back with another GB. For those who haven’t heard of us, we have previously run many successful group buys for PCBs and Plates in the past and received very positive feedback from our end users.

In this GB, we’d like to offer the KANU, a PCB & Plate solution for the Percent Canoe V1, which is one of the most popular 65% boards on the market. Similar to our previous products, the Kanu PCB is programmable via QMK and VIA, while adding split space layout support. The added layouts are also reflected in the design of the plates, which come available in FR4 and anodised aluminium.


WHAT’S AVAILABLE FOR THIS BUY?

Kanu PCB - compatible with the Percent Canoe V1 keyboard.

Kanu plates - available in FR4 and anodised aluminium (Silver, Grey, Black)









GENERAL GB INFORMATION

GB FORM: https://forms.gle/TVyZk38UGZRpD3SC6
PROTOTYPE ALBUM: https://imgur.com/a/LjlCxCR
JOIN OUR DISCORD SERVER FOR LATEST UPDATES: https://discord.gg/jqVbMpM

• Price: $45 (USD) per Kanu PCB; $28 (USD) per FR4 Plate and $38 (USD) per Aluminium Plate, plus international shipping from Vietnam (calculated based on buyer’s location)

• MOQ: None.

• Group buy form opens on Saturday, June 6th at 23:00 (GMT+7) for TEN DAYS.

• Invoices will be sent out ASAP after form submission. Payment deadline is 48 hours after the invoice is issued. Estimated production lead time: 45-60 days, so shipping is expected to begin within the first half of August.

PCB SPECS

• PCB is programmable via QMK and VIA

• PCB thickness: 1.6mm; Mini-USB port

• Powered by Atmega32u4. Supported layout: http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/gists/c373d9bbff776c659f9cc0eb9b5d45a6

• 6 RGB LEDs on the top right position (compared to 2 on the original PCB) to ensure high brightness and smooth transition effects

• No underglow LEDs

• ESD protection

• BootMagic Reset by holding ESC key and connecting USB cable. Hardware reset available.

• PCB color: Black solder mask with immersion gold

PLATE SPECS

• FR4 Plate specs: 1.6mm with gold bezel coating. (See sample in the photo album)

• Aluminium Plate specs: CNC’ed and anodised in Silver, Gray or Black.

• Fit BOTH the aluminum and PC version

SHIPPING

Shipping will be handled by my trusted proxy with USPS tracking for US-based buyers; and Standard Post (trackable) for ROW. You can also choose EMS express service, but it has been pretty unreliable as of late (things may improve when these are ready to ship). Shipping costs are quoted in the GB form.

We’d like to advance our biggest thanks to people who have been giving us their trust and support of various forms in the last 8 months or so. We feel extremely privileged to be able to provide solutions while maintaining our modest operation, especially during these difficult times. It’s been one hell of a year with non-stop craziness on all fronts, and we’re just grateful to be here and play our small part in this wonderful community.

THANK YOU HAVE A GOOD ONE!

« Last Edit: Thu, 24 September 2020, 04:09:22 by flying1911 »
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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 06 June 2020, 16:45:22 »
Approved :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 06 June 2020, 17:14:07 »
Yes please.

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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 06 June 2020, 19:24:48 »
So just to confirm pcb fits pc canoe plate doesn’t?

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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 06 June 2020, 20:51:02 »
So just to confirm pcb fits pc canoe plate doesn’t?
Sorry it was a misinformation which has been corrected. I can confirm that the plates fit both Alu and PC version of the board  :thumb:
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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 07 June 2020, 04:57:28 »
I guess I don't have to make one anymore...

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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 07 June 2020, 05:43:09 »
I guess I don't have to make one anymore...

Nooo, definitely still make one. For selfish reasons (lol), I live in Germany and get hit with crazy customs fees on everything from outside the EU. Also, these don't have bluetooth or underglow :)

Regardless, I will probably still buy one of these just in case :)

Edit: I just added it up, it's like 83 euros just for one PCB. And paying customs is a certainty in Germany.
« Last Edit: Sun, 07 June 2020, 05:54:47 by quadrotiles »

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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 07 June 2020, 09:22:22 »
I ordered. Please check.
order name : hojin kang

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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 07 June 2020, 10:11:56 »
I ordered. Please check.
order name : hojin kang

Invoiced and paid. Thank you for joining the GB  :thumb:
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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 07 June 2020, 10:14:44 »
I guess I don't have to make one anymore...

Nooo, definitely still make one. For selfish reasons (lol), I live in Germany and get hit with crazy customs fees on everything from outside the EU. Also, these don't have bluetooth or underglow :)

Regardless, I will probably still buy one of these just in case :)

Edit: I just added it up, it's like 83 euros just for one PCB. And paying customs is a certainty in Germany.

One PCB with shipping to Germany is $70. Maybe you added a plate in your calculation?  ;D
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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 07 June 2020, 10:24:43 »
I guess I don't have to make one anymore...

Nooo, definitely still make one. For selfish reasons (lol), I live in Germany and get hit with crazy customs fees on everything from outside the EU. Also, these don't have bluetooth or underglow :)

Regardless, I will probably still buy one of these just in case :)

Edit: I just added it up, it's like 83 euros just for one PCB. And paying customs is a certainty in Germany.

One PCB with shipping to Germany is $70. Maybe you added a plate in your calculation?  ;D
Add at least 21% in tax  :p

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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 07 June 2020, 10:45:34 »
I guess I don't have to make one anymore...

Make them make them.
Taxes and custom fees kill these kind of GBs, so EU would have great option from you :thumb:
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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 07 June 2020, 10:48:32 »
Edit: Sorry, this message was too off-topic. Support this awesome project!
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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 07 June 2020, 11:40:56 »
Why is there so much fuss about EU taxes? This applies to every GB that doesn’t work with proxies.

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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 07 June 2020, 12:07:11 »
Ahh, I didn't mean to make a fuss. I was just responding to maarten saying he might not make his own version. Sorry, I legit didn't mean to derail!

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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 08 June 2020, 00:34:35 »
Anyone know if either this plate or PCB might fit the Fanoe knockoff version?

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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 08 June 2020, 12:05:18 »
Anyone know if either this plate or PCB might fit the Fanoe knockoff version?
I haven't come across a Fanoe, so to stay on the safe side of things, I wouldn't count on that.
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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 12 June 2020, 10:44:43 »
4 days to go  ;D
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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 15 June 2020, 12:11:51 »
Less than 24 hours until the form is closed. We'll take some time to sort through the orders and start sending out weekly updates via email and on our Discord server.
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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 09:10:19 »
Ordered me one of the KANU woot i'm stoked

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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 16 June 2020, 11:04:07 »
The form has been closed. I'm sending out the first email update shortly  :thumb:
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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 05:15:46 »
any updates on this?

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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 11:54:47 »
any updates on this?

We post regular updates on our Discord server. The fulfillment has been pushed back as we had to discard a whole batch of misproduced PCBs. Shipping's expected to start next week.
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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 15 September 2020, 05:30:07 »
ah, you used to send email updates, I now see why, joined discord ✌️

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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 15 September 2020, 19:34:03 »
ah, you used to send email updates, I now see why, joined discord ✌️

I've had issues with Gmail recognising my email updates as spams and hence blocking them. I'll look into it and try again soon.
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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 18:55:11 »
I hate to be that guy, but it's right there in the rules https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=88717.0 I don't really use discord and having to hunt around for updates on various stuff is a big pain in the butt
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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 00:13:43 »
These guys are legit and they're running a solid GB. Hyped to finally build my canoe  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 12:00:21 »
I hate to be that guy, but it's right there in the rules https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=88717.0 I don't really use discord and having to hunt around for updates on various stuff is a big pain in the butt
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Thank you for your criticism. It has always been our way of running GBs to focus on providing updates via emails for that "personal touch". We've been slowly moving to Discord recently due to the increasing amount of work and the fact that, as I mentioned, Gmail sometimes identifies our emails as spams. We do update our Geekhack GB threads, but mostly with important ones like delays and shipping notices. It's not that we consider it a mere advertising platform, it means much more than that to us.

We do understand the need to adhere to community practices, and will reflect accordingly on ours going forward.
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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 04:05:35 »
Update: just received the finished PCBs. We'll be in full swing this weekend with the QC and start shipping GB orders out next week.

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« Reply #29 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 12:28:25 »
ooh that looks awesome
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Re: [GB] Mechlovin' - Kanu (Canoe V1 Compatible) PCB & Plates - SHIPPING 30%
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 24 September 2020, 04:16:42 »
Shipping has begun, and around 30% of the orders have been shipped. We're working towards 70% by the end of the week and the rest will go out by mid next week. Here are some pics of the final products:



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