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Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #150 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 12:43:43 »
Honestly I had most everything! I have tons of prototype parts and invoices and quotes from manus as well. I just hope that Shopify doesn't void this all due to some violation because its a pre-sale model. And you'd think cutting out PayPal would avoid this issue :p But Thank you

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« Reply #151 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 13:04:04 »
Ah, I am too late. Hope to get the Pandora on extras.

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« Reply #152 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 13:20:00 »
Hey Kooba,

I was going to email, but I thought asking here may save you from answering at least 10 times. 

On the special ed. mix and match orders, are their combinations that you know that would be of poor choice to attempt to fit together other the unrecommended bottom poly into middle aluminum?

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« Reply #153 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 13:33:10 »
Hey Kooba,

I was going to email, but I thought asking here may save you from answering at least 10 times. 

On the special ed. mix and match orders, are their combinations that you know that would be of poor choice to attempt to fit together other the unrecommended bottom poly into middle aluminum?

Hey there Drakenocas! It's not that I know it would be a poor choice, because it wouldnt. I think that while there are no bad choices, I personally would keep it simple. Mix and Match is so that you don't need to adhere to my kit choices and can do anything you want! So honestly, your opinion matters more than mine in this situation.

In terms of fitment, anything works.

And an example of what I would use Mix and Match for is right here. Id make the badge a different accent than the mid and encoder, and a brass weight


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« Reply #154 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 13:48:54 »
Honestly I had most everything! I have tons of prototype parts and invoices and quotes from manus as well. I just hope that Shopify doesn't void this all due to some violation because its a pre-sale model. And you'd think cutting out PayPal would avoid this issue :p But Thank you



Well, hopefully they will pass it through since the manufacturer is lined up and it is ridiculous to think someone could fund this type of preproduction up front who isn't a much larger business aiming at lower quality. 

Ah, I am too late. Hope to get the Pandora on extras.

I sort of got to thinking that I should have gotten an extra solder board for one day if I went to trade, and maybe more plates to play with, but maybe one day. Need more money first.


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« Reply #155 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 13:54:01 »
Hey Kooba,

I was going to email, but I thought asking here may save you from answering at least 10 times. 

On the special ed. mix and match orders, are their combinations that you know that would be of poor choice to attempt to fit together other the unrecommended bottom poly into middle aluminum?

Hey there Drakenocas! It's not that I know it would be a poor choice, because it wouldnt. I think that while there are no bad choices, I personally would keep it simple. Mix and Match is so that you don't need to adhere to my kit choices and can do anything you want! So honestly, your opinion matters more than mine in this situation.

In terms of fitment, anything works.

And an example of what I would use Mix and Match for is right here. Id make the badge a different accent than the mid and encoder, and a brass weight
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Thanks a bunch for clarifying.  :thumb:

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« Reply #156 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 16:38:41 »
Let's friggin GO! My 2021 is secured with this board!

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« Reply #157 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 19:19:17 »
They're laughable, I know :)

But in case anyone else was wondering, GMK Vaporwave and Future Funk on pink poly Pandora:

https://imgur.com/a/UhnQ4Vy

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« Reply #158 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 19:34:40 »
Honestly I had most everything! I have tons of prototype parts and invoices and quotes from manus as well. I just hope that Shopify doesn't void this all due to some violation because its a pre-sale model. And you'd think cutting out PayPal would avoid this issue :p But Thank you

In all honesty I think shopify is much easier (or at least more attentive) to deal with than PayPal.
Best of luck Koob!


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« Reply #159 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 22:02:21 »
They're laughable, I know :)

But in case anyone else was wondering, GMK Vaporwave and Future Funk on pink poly Pandora:

https://imgur.com/a/UhnQ4Vy

That looks sick dude. I just want GMK Classic Red on a Royal Red Alu Pandora.

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« Reply #160 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 23:17:28 »
Any chance you could show us how a black / pink combo would look in poly and / or aluminum? Or even just a pic of a pink alu weight with a black bottom?  ;D

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« Reply #161 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 23:18:26 »
Damn an alu top with poly bottom would be awesome.

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« Reply #162 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 23:29:40 »
Dang! Totally slept on this board while it lasted. Was on the checkout page super last minute and the website kicked me out. Hopefully extras will be available  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #163 on: Tue, 15 September 2020, 02:40:58 »
Looking forward to GMK Taro on that sweet purple poly! :D

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« Reply #164 on: Tue, 15 September 2020, 19:37:22 »
Hello everyone!

Just a small FYI, I have it listed under my FAQ page that each board will ship in its own package, as I have made custom packaging and other arrangements. This only affected about 10 people, but if anyone bought more than one Pandora, I have recalculated shipping and invoiced you with the new total shipping amount minus what you have already paid.

Really sorry to tack on that little extra cost, but I cant do anything about it except physically bundle orders come fulfilment time. And I'm looking into that. If that happens ill refund the double shipping.

Its not a scam or anything so don't think that if you see my email come in asking you to pay an extra $30 haha. Thanks!

Just trying to make sure there are no loose end orders as I go through them a second to last time!

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Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #165 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 02:39:21 »
I can still barely believe the green poly actually happened  ^-^

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« Reply #166 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 20:07:49 »
Are extras now closed @Koobaczech ? I've been kinda delaying buying extra plates/pcb but saw that the website is now under password only.

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« Reply #167 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 22:18:18 »
Hey lac29,

Site is closed while I am going through all the orders. I can add on any extras you would like though. Just pm me an order number, what you want, and I will simply invoice you via shopify!

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« Reply #168 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 00:30:52 »
Hey lac29,

Site is closed while I am going through all the orders. I can add on any extras you would like though. Just pm me an order number, what you want, and I will simply invoice you via shopify!

Is that raw PC clear? Some reason I thought PC started off lightly frosted until I started reading about it.

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« Reply #169 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 08:53:45 »
Its not clear, its frosty. Think of my current Rose Pink Pandora, but just color that milky white!

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« Reply #170 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 10:22:40 »
Its not clear, its frosty. Think of my current Rose Pink Pandora, but just color that milky white!

I really considered it since, maybe it would have been rare, or considered an e-white top with raw bottom, but I wasn't sure it'd be white after googling raw PC and it showing me clear PC sheets.  Or alu black top/wither bottom.

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« Reply #171 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 10:33:53 »
Here is a pic Koob sent me of the white PC.

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« Reply #172 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 10:37:53 »
Here is a pic Koob sent me of the white PC.

Thanks a ton!   

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« Reply #173 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 11:57:35 »
Hey lac29,

Site is closed while I am going through all the orders. I can add on any extras you would like though. Just pm me an order number, what you want, and I will simply invoice you via shopify!

Hey Koob, can we get a quick text list of the extra options (and prices if possible)? I was planning on getting extra pcbs (possibly both hotswap and solder) as well as alternative plates in diff materials.

And any idea of how much time we have to pm you these extras to add on to our orders? Is it like a week ... month maybe to do this?

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« Reply #174 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 16:44:30 »
Hey lac!

Extras are as follows

Both PCBs - $55

Ansi or Iso, and half or full
Alu anodized plate - $30
SS pvd plate - $50
Blasted brass plate - $50
Fr4 plate - $20
Frosted polycarb plate - $20
White pom plate - $40
Raw titanium plate - $70

Plan on opening store soon after I figure out all these orders

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« Reply #175 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 18:24:40 »
Hey lac!

Extras are as follows

Both PCBs - $55

Ansi or Iso, and half or full
Alu anodized plate - $30
SS pvd plate - $50
Blasted brass plate - $50
Fr4 plate - $20
Frosted polycarb plate - $20
White pom plate - $40
Raw titanium plate - $70

Plan on opening store soon after I figure out all these orders

Hi Koob, I'm also interested in getting extras with my pandora order, although I'm not able to PM you for some reason. GH keeps bouncing me back to the home page, can I just email you instead with my order number? Many thanks!


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« Reply #176 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 18:35:56 »
Excited for when the Discord Server is released to stay up-to-date with the project. Thanks Koob for the great communication thus far  :thumb:

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« Reply #177 on: Thu, 17 September 2020, 19:52:07 »
Yea guys email me for anything please! And discords almost ready!!

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« Reply #178 on: Fri, 18 September 2020, 01:20:33 »
You know that I think that this is only the third time I have ever saw a titanium plate offered.  Anyone know what they sound like? 

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« Reply #179 on: Sat, 19 September 2020, 21:00:40 »
Hey fellas! I think the server is ready. If it blows up im sorry. Its the first time I've ever made one :] Thanks to all the people who helped with it

https://discord.gg/2Te9XA9
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« Reply #180 on: Fri, 23 October 2020, 11:49:16 »
Is this going to be another group by where posts are frequent here until money is received and then it's discord only? :/

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« Reply #181 on: Fri, 23 October 2020, 12:10:36 »
Is this going to be another group by where posts are frequent here until money is received and then it's discord only? :/
Is there a keyboard group buy that isn't what you just described?

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« Reply #182 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 12:28:02 »
Hey everyone! Just got a semi free day, so going to be updating all Geekhackers on the current state of Pandora GB!

The majority of updates have in fact moved over to discord, but I am going to lay it all out here right now!

Arrived
All of the polycarbonate plates have arrived and I cleaned and sorted them.
All of the FR4 plates have arrived and have been sorted.
All of the Titanium plates have arrived and been sent off to be anodized in crazy colors here in the USA.
All of the Gaskets, PCB foam and Plate foam have arrived.
Some MISC parts have arrived, like bumpon feet, microfiber cloths and diffusers.
Pandoras exterior shipping boxes have arrived and are unfolded, waiting for fulfillment.

Waiting on the following
Pandora Boxes have been paid for and are currently being made.
PCBs are currently being made in matte black.
Case parts have begun production and are currently being made.
Gold hardware has been ordered.
Bear Cables have been ordered and he has ordered parts for them.

So all in all, things are moving along pretty well! I am way more active in Discord as a lot of people asked me to make one, and its a more lively platform than a forum. Please do check in there for photos and the occasional update! But I always monitor this thread as well :] Here are some misc photos of production stuff!


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« Reply #183 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 13:47:14 »
Thanks for the update, keep killing it!
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« Reply #184 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 17:38:21 »
+1, update greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #185 on: Fri, 06 November 2020, 10:29:46 »
Hey fellas! Some updates :)

PCBs are done and have shipped out via DHL. Will have them in next week and have photos of them all!
Pandora boxes have shipped out as well! Those are coming by sea, a bit slower (a months time)
JST4 cable connecters are in house now, as well as some misc packaging

Waiting on cases, bear cables, and have to test the pcbs when they arrive, make sure they aren't messed up (pray)

Have a great weekend!!

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« Reply #186 on: Sat, 07 November 2020, 00:59:34 »
will there be a chance to order more pcbs and plates after the group buy ships?

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« Reply #187 on: Sat, 07 November 2020, 16:11:27 »
Yes sir, got a few extra pcbs and im sure some plates can be made on demand :)

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« Reply #188 on: Wed, 11 November 2020, 16:24:19 »
Hey all! Pcbs arrived yesterday in 8 giant boxes. I tested one of each component, and happy to report everything works! Flashed a hotswap and solder pcb and via recognizes it, leds work, etc etc. Now just waiting on cases, cables and boxes. Happy Veterans day and thanks for tuning in!






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Re: [GB] Pandora - The 1 Percent 60% - GB Closed - pearlboards.net
« Reply #189 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 10:46:34 »
The 1% of PCBs  ;D

Sorry if a stupid question since I haven't used QMK for anything except basic key layout mapping but would it be feasible to use the rotary encoder to control lighting effects on the board? e.g. push backlight on/off, rotate for brightness

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« Reply #190 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 11:26:48 »
Hey Nathan! There are no stupid questions, and thanks for inquiring. Yea, you can program the encoder to do that. You would clone the QMK repo and find the keymap.c file in the Pandora directory. Then you can add custom macros and conditions that get triggered there. Simply replace the tap codes with an action or a macro, recompile the code and flash. Or go crazy and write a bunch of custom functions if you want.

Pulled straight off the repo to show you an example, here is the current code for the rotate function of the encoder on Pandora

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// Encoder rotate function
void encoder_update_user(uint8_t index, bool clockwise) {
    /* First encoder */
    if (index == 0) {
        if (clockwise) {
            tap_code(KC_AUDIO_VOL_UP);
        } else {
            tap_code(KC_AUDIO_VOL_DOWN);
        }
  }
}

This link has a ton of custom function info as well - https://docs.splitkb.com/hc/en-us/articles/360010513760-How-can-I-use-a-rotary-encoder-

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« Reply #191 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 15:35:35 »
excitement++;

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« Reply #192 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 19:28:04 »
I voted for the purple PCB but I gotta say the black turned out great!

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« Reply #193 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 09:06:25 »
Hey everyone! Just wanted to drop in with a quick update and say that not much has been going on. Awaiting delivery of all the Pandora boxes this Thursday, and also awaiting misc case screw deliveries. Waiting on custom Bear Cables and cases too! Iíll update as we move along with concrete information. Feel free to join the Discord as always for all the fun and news about upcoming projects. Thanks everyone!

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« Reply #194 on: Sat, 12 December 2020, 09:01:41 »
Hi everyone! As expected small parts trickle in every so often like screws, some delayed shipments, etc. Production is still underway, nothing new! Bear cables should finish around January, and then cases will be the last thing left. As always, active on the Pearlboards discord, cooking up fun new ideas and projects for us all! Come say hi :)

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« Reply #195 on: Tue, 12 January 2021, 08:31:53 »
Hello Geekhack! I've heard from the Manu that cnc might finish before Chinese New Year, at which point they then need to refinish all the parts and send them out, AFTER CNY. So there are a few months left before everything arrives to me I estimate. On my end most everything else is taken care of, save for the custom cables which are still being made. Slow and steady!

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« Reply #196 on: Tue, 12 January 2021, 23:44:38 »
Thanks for the updated Koob, 2021's looking good  ;D