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[Interest Check] ErgoDox - Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1300 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 15:09:36 »
Would just make my decision on what case type to buy easier.
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« Reply #1301 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 15:24:06 »
lol or they are dodging us, what if the reason there isn't a picture yet is because its ugly?
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« Reply #1302 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 15:30:49 »
Hey its possible, I'm happy with this group buy but remember these people also forgot feet in planning the parts and they didn't have an example aluminium case to begin with.

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« Reply #1303 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 15:34:53 »
As it's waterjet cut, it may just not work.  Tolerance isn't all that great on a water jet and if  they cut the plate with it, they may not be able to get switches into it.
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« Reply #1304 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 15:43:05 »
Oh... didn't know that.  I wonder if they could make the plate in acrylic instead then... I like the idea of aluminum on the outside layers for (in my mind) long term durability...

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« Reply #1305 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 16:24:13 »
As it's waterjet cut, it may just not work.  Tolerance isn't all that great on a water jet and if  they cut the plate with it, they may not be able to get switches into it.

Good possibility.  The ALU case was delayed this long, as is, because they were having sizing issues when they tried to use the original acrylic case plans.
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Re: [Interest Check] ErgoDox - Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1306 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 16:30:01 »
I wouldn't jump to conclusions. Be patient.

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« Reply #1308 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 18:19:59 »
I just realized these have acrylic plates for the switches. Acrylic in 0.060" is a lot more flimsy than a metal plate. I'm curious to know how it feels though.

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« Reply #1309 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 21:30:18 »
I just realized these have acrylic plates for the switches. Acrylic in 0.060" is a lot more flimsy than a metal plate. I'm curious to know how it feels though.

When I make acrylic plates I use 5mm instead of 0.060".  0.060" plonks it in the slot for the plate on the switch.  5mm is the entire height of the key.

It works wonderfully like that too.

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Re: [Interest Check] ErgoDox - Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1310 on: Fri, 18 January 2013, 22:20:26 »
Yep... 5mm is the spec!  :)  It's like electronic plywood.
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Re: [Interest Check] ErgoDox - Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1312 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 08:18:45 »
guys, whats the verdict?


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« Reply #1313 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 08:26:01 »
gee.... I don't know. I opted for aluminium at first, but now I kinda like the acrylic better.
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Re: [Interest Check] ErgoDox - Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1314 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 08:26:14 »
Think dome head screws would be nicer.  Otherwise, not too shabby.
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Re: [Interest Check] ErgoDox - Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1315 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 08:27:17 »
guys, whats the verdict?
I'm sticking with acrylic, thats for sure....

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« Reply #1316 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 08:37:42 »
The Alu Case "look" pretty heavy to me. :(
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« Reply #1317 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 08:40:02 »
Like I posted in the other ErgoDox thread; I don't like it, and I think the acrylic looks a lot better. That being said I know a lot of people like aluminum, so it will help boost the sales a little bit at least.

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Re: [Interest Check] ErgoDox - Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1318 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 08:59:43 »
The fit seems a little "raw" as is but a little chamfering, grinding and replacing the cap screws with flat head machine screws could polish up that gem.
I prefer the aesthetics of the classic design without rest. I plan to inset it into a wood tray anyway.

My concern about the acrylic case is the vulnerability of the top layer between the thumb and finger keys.

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« Reply #1319 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 09:04:30 »
Like I posted in the other ErgoDox thread; I don't like it, and I think the acrylic looks a lot better. That being said I know a lot of people like aluminum, so it will help boost the sales a little bit at least.
Ctrl+v, if someone doesn't read the other thread.

Nah, I agree, they could've done a much better job at it. First, the surface looks kinda messy (some might like it though), the black screws don't match with it and the side... oh god, what a horror... it looks like you just put some keycaps on layers of aluminium plate. I guess my expectations were too high. Maybe I'll make one myself, I have connections to the technical institute around here with all kinds of industrial machines.  :cool:

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Re: [Interest Check] ErgoDox - Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1320 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 09:53:35 »
Making one that's not a layer-cake would boost the cost by at least $150
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Re: [Interest Check] ErgoDox - Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1321 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 09:53:56 »
I guess i'm a bit alone in liking it but i am going to go acrylic anyway lol, i don't see the money justification and its ugly full hand either way, i have lots of stuff to buy coming up; phantom, gh60, ergodox. money better spent on double shot key caps for my projects. :)

does anyone know if the switches that massdrop is selling have the pcb mounting tabs, meaning pcb mounted switches. I would be more comfortable knowing the switches have both a plate and pcb mount.

edit: ooooh snap, they added mx red switches as an option, yeeeessssssss
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Re: [Interest Check] ErgoDox - Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1322 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 10:10:48 »
I think that with a bit of sanding the sides and replacing screws it will be ok.

Does anyone know how much heavier would be alu vs acrylic in classic no-rests design?

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« Reply #1323 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 10:21:38 »
Making one that's not a layer-cake would boost the cost by at least $150
I'm thinking about making only the top layer from aluminium, which would cover the sides as well, and would be from a one-piece block. This was you could keep all the other layers, and still have a very nice metal looking aluminium keyboard.

I made a little illustration, it would obviously cover the front as well.


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« Reply #1324 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 10:22:51 »
acrylic looks a lot better and it won't freeze during winter.

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« Reply #1325 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 10:33:36 »
I guess i'm a bit alone in liking it but i am going to go acrylic anyway lol, i don't see the money justification and its ugly full hand either way, i have lots of stuff to buy coming up; phantom, gh60, ergodox. money better spent on double shot key caps for my projects. :)

does anyone know if the switches that massdrop is selling have the pcb mounting tabs, meaning pcb mounted switches. I would be more comfortable knowing the switches have both a plate and pcb mount.

edit: ooooh snap, they added mx red switches as an option, yeeeessssssss

Sad, too bad I've sworn of mx reds for typing. I switched my daily driver at home back to my unicomp. I forgot how sexy, yet insanely loud, those buckling springs are.

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« Reply #1326 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 10:43:19 »
I like the aluminium case, and I especially like how the switches look like they're floating in aluminium. That said, I think I'll go with acrylic, as the Al does look nice, but it's not worth the extra $65 to me.

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« Reply #1327 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 10:50:13 »
Well, due to unfortunate happenings I had to write a letter to MassDrop.

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I quote the site: "Don't worry - you won't be charged until the end of the group buy. You'll have to enter your payment info up front so we know you're serious, but you'll only be charged the final price."

I decided to commit to buying the ErgoDox keyboard, have listed PayPal as my preferred paying method, and have finalised the procedure. Yet unlike the site states, it has charged my PayPal account immediately. This either has to be a bug with the implementation of PayPal or you posted false information and deceived your customers. I really hope you can clarify the situation and fix this problem.


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« Reply #1328 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 10:50:50 »
Those are just a bunch of aluminum plates stacked? I was under the impression it was CNC from a solid block of aluminum. Meh... I'll stick to acrylic.

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« Reply #1329 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 10:54:04 »
Well, due to unfortunate happenings I had to write a letter to MassDrop.

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Hi!


I quote the site: "Don't worry - you won't be charged until the end of the group buy. You'll have to enter your payment info up front so we know you're serious, but you'll only be charged the final price."

I decided to commit to buying the ErgoDox keyboard, have listed PayPal as my preferred paying method, and have finalised the procedure. Yet unlike the site states, it has charged my PayPal account immediately. This either has to be a bug with the implementation of PayPal or you posted false information and deceived your customers. I really hope you can clarify the situation and fix this problem.


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The really ironic part is my email inbox.

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« Reply #1330 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 11:15:37 »
Well, due to unfortunate happenings I had to write a letter to MassDrop.

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Hi!


I quote the site: "Don't worry - you won't be charged until the end of the group buy. You'll have to enter your payment info up front so we know you're serious, but you'll only be charged the final price."

I decided to commit to buying the ErgoDox keyboard, have listed PayPal as my preferred paying method, and have finalised the procedure. Yet unlike the site states, it has charged my PayPal account immediately. This either has to be a bug with the implementation of PayPal or you posted false information and deceived your customers. I really hope you can clarify the situation and fix this problem.


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The really ironic part is my email inbox.

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Sh--. I guess I'll need to check my paypal now as well.

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Re: [Interest Check] ErgoDox - Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1331 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 11:18:51 »
Well, due to unfortunate happenings I had to write a letter to MassDrop.

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Hi!


I quote the site: "Don't worry - you won't be charged until the end of the group buy. You'll have to enter your payment info up front so we know you're serious, but you'll only be charged the final price."

I decided to commit to buying the ErgoDox keyboard, have listed PayPal as my preferred paying method, and have finalised the procedure. Yet unlike the site states, it has charged my PayPal account immediately. This either has to be a bug with the implementation of PayPal or you posted false information and deceived your customers. I really hope you can clarify the situation and fix this problem.


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The really ironic part is my email inbox.

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yeah the paypal thing scares me a bit because they are authorized to take my money. mine in pay pal says

"Authorization To    MassDrop Group Inc.   Pending"

its been at pending authorization since i signed up last week, no movement of money has occurred thankfully. i'm wondering though how with the price changing how they are going to deal with that, they are authorized to take 274$ from me, but it looks like they are going to drop to 199 when we hit 100, are they going to take my 274 and refund me 75?

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« Reply #1332 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 11:35:28 »
yeah the paypal thing scares me a bit because they are authorized to take my money. mine in pay pal says

"Authorization To    MassDrop Group Inc.   Pending"

its been at pending authorization since i signed up last week, no movement of money has occurred thankfully. i'm wondering though how with the price changing how they are going to deal with that, they are authorized to take 274$ from me, but it looks like they are going to drop to 199 when we hit 100, are they going to take my 274 and refund me 75?
What did you do? After purchasing it redirected me to the PayPal website, where I clicked one continue and it made the payment immediately.

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« Reply #1333 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 11:42:39 »
you still have to make a paypal transaction to "authorize" a payment, so its sort of like actually going through the process but with no money movement. if your in the paypal.com transaction history it should say "Authorization To    MassDrop Group Inc.   Pending", as long it says Pending, no money movement has occured,

this is how it should look where money has NOT come out of your account(s) yet


now if you have 2 rows in your history, one showing money coming out of your credit card, bank account, or paypal balance and another showing money going into MassDrop Group Inc. saying Completed then yeah, that's a major problem

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« Reply #1334 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 11:51:58 »
Well, due to unfortunate happenings I had to write a letter to MassDrop.

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I could be mistaken, but my understanding is that when a merchant authorizes a payment, they are just checking that sufficient funds are there. They aren't taking the money at that point (and they might never take it). And yes, they are able to reauthorize it for a different amount.

You might find the info on this page helpful:
https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=developer/howto_admin_authcapture

Let me clarify that I'm not speaking from firsthand knowledge of massdrop, but I have been the buyer in a preorder type situation before and what's described in the paypal website is consistent with my experience at the time.

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« Reply #1335 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 12:23:33 »
Ok, seems like the money is frozen on my PayPal account (it's not sent yet), why I freaked out is that I got a text to my phone from the bank that said: "Successful card payment - 263 USD; PayPal *Massdrop Inc." It's really surprising thought, that to check that I have sufficient funds, they have to freeze that amount. In that case, it's really not different from taking the money right away.

The waiter doesn't check whether I have got enough money when I go to a restaurant, nor does he take the wallet for a deposit. I thought Massdrop trusted their customers that much.
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« Reply #1336 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 12:38:03 »
Ok, seems like the money is frozen on my PayPal account (it's not sent yet), why I freaked out is that I got a text to my phone from the bank that said: "Successful card payment - 263 USD; PayPal *Massdrop Inc." It's really surprising thought, that to check that I have sufficient funds, they have to freeze that amount. In that case, it's really not different from taking the money right away.

The waiter doesn't check whether I have got enough money when I go to a restaurant, nor does he take the wallet for a deposit. I thought Massdrop trusted their customers that much.

Never had a tab at a bar where you had to hand over your card?  Usually they run it for a certain amount for pre-approval... just to make sure you're not handing them a dead card.   How about reservations for a hotel?  You put your credit card info in, and they pre-approve it for a certain charge, but don't actually bill you until you check out.   Pretty much any time you buy something online with a credit card they do the pre-approval charge, but don't send the actual charge through until it ships.

I will certainly agree, however, that Paypal has worded the information terribly and not made it very clear that it's a pre-approval vs an actual charge that has processed. 

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« Reply #1337 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 12:38:04 »
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« Reply #1338 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 12:48:05 »
Never had a tab at a bar where you had to hand over your card?  Usually they run it for a certain amount for pre-approval... just to make sure you're not handing them a dead card.   How about reservations for a hotel?  You put your credit card info in, and they pre-approve it for a certain charge, but don't actually bill you until you check out.   Pretty much any time you buy something online with a credit card they do the pre-approval charge, but don't send the actual charge through until it ships.

I will certainly agree, however, that Paypal has worded the information terribly and not made it very clear that it's a pre-approval vs an actual charge that has processed.
No, at bars (at least where I live), you pay after you consume or right as you're ordering a drink. If you fail to do so, the police will take you for a ride. At hotels you either make a reservation with a fraction or the whole amount of the payment, but they make it pretty clear that they will take the money. As with online purchase (although this will be my first group buy) I have never seen another site who takes your money just as an indicator for interest, and believe me, even the postman knows me by name I have so many packages coming in. This really seems like "We're gonna take your money, just in case you somehow magically go bankrupt and can't pay".

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« Reply #1339 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 12:50:42 »
If you make a reservation online, they require a credit card.  When you check in, they require a credit card.  Both times they are putting a temporary hold on your account for the entire amount of the stay you have reserved.  This is standard practice in the US.  I've not had that experience at a bar, but I don't really go to bars all that much.
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« Reply #1340 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 12:51:46 »
I see no reason with the way PayPal/Massdrop is doing this. You make a commitment to Massdrop to purchase something, and Massdrop asks PayPal to reserve the amount you said you would pay. This prevents people from changing their mind at the last minute, or take 4 weeks to pay holding up the entire groupbuy.

As already said, they haven't even charged you yet, just ensuring that they can allocate all the funds for the purchase.

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« Reply #1341 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 12:57:54 »
If you make a reservation online, they require a credit card.  When you check in, they require a credit card.  Both times they are putting a temporary hold on your account for the entire amount of the stay you have reserved.  This is standard practice in the US.  I've not had that experience at a bar, but I don't really go to bars all that much.
Can you explain how is this technically any different from paying right away? I really don't understand this system. You can't have your money back. You can't use your money in the mean time until the actual payment. This is like the difference between having no bars of gold and having one bar of gold orbiting Earth in outer space. Technically you still have one bar of gold, but it's completely useless.
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« Reply #1342 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 13:02:14 »
You can still cancel, but it becomes more a matter of negotiating with the vendor and getting them to cancel the transaction on your behalf (if they're willing) usually they'll hang on to a percentage for the inconvenience.

Equally you can still earn interest etcetera on this money, whereas massdrop do not.  The money is still yours, it's just committed.

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« Reply #1343 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 13:03:00 »
I see no reason with the way PayPal/Massdrop is doing this. You make a commitment to Massdrop to purchase something, and Massdrop asks PayPal to reserve the amount you said you would pay. This prevents people from changing their mind at the last minute, or take 4 weeks to pay holding up the entire groupbuy.

As already said, they haven't even charged you yet, just ensuring that they can allocate all the funds for the purchase.
And I have no problem with that, but again, they didn't say "Upon making a commintment to buy, we're going to reserve the needed amount of money from your PayPal account. In the case the buy doesn't make the price drop you waited for, we're going to pay you back your money." No. It said "Don't worry - you won't be charged until the end of the group buy.", and I find this very deceiving. Technically they took the money right away.

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Re: [Interest Check] ErgoDox - Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1344 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 13:06:53 »
You can still cancel, but it becomes more a matter of negotiating with the vendor and getting them to cancel the transaction on your behalf (if they're willing) usually they'll hang on to a percentage for the inconvenience.

Equally you can still earn interest etcetera on this money, whereas massdrop do not.  The money is still yours, it's just committed.
I do not wish to, fortunately I am not in the position where I would need this money for the following week, but I can imagine that there are people who thought "Hey, i will get my pay 2 days before the group buy ends and then I will have enough money to pay for it. I'm going to commit to join to show that I'm in!" And suddenly, they don't have money to buy food. Oops.

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Re: [Interest Check] ErgoDox - Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1345 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 13:32:43 »
Technically they took the money right away.

They're reserving the money, it's a pending payment, and depending how your PP account is set up, it might have set a pending payment in your bank account as well. It's just pending, none of the money is actually taken. They reserve the full amount  $300 (or w/e) and only charge you the $199 at the end. They do this to ensure that you actually have the funds to pay for it. It's a good business practice, they're not trying to steal your money a week early...

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Re: [Interest Check] ErgoDox - Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1346 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 14:06:25 »
They're reserving the money, it's a pending payment, and depending how your PP account is set up, it might have set a pending payment in your bank account as well. It's just pending, none of the money is actually taken. They reserve the full amount  $300 (or w/e) and only charge you the $199 at the end. They do this to ensure that you actually have the funds to pay for it. It's a good business practice, they're not trying to steal your money a week early...
Again, I have no problem with this business practice, what I have a problem is is the misinterpretable text about how they will only charge you when the group buy is closed. It didn't say that they will reserve the money, and for me being charged at the end of the deal actually means that I have to pay at the end of the deal. Having my money reserved is very little different from paying right away, as I'm simply stripped from my freedom to use it.

Writing "Remember that you're not being charged anything just yet. You'll only be charged this amount if enough people join the group buy." does not justify them to get into my bank account and reserve my money. Writing "We are going to reserve the money needed for the payment." does.


But we should go back to discussing the ErgoDox, I will settle this case with Massdrop myself.  :cool:
« Last Edit: Sat, 19 January 2013, 14:08:13 by Dreadwyrm »

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Re: [Interest Check] ErgoDox - Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1347 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 14:18:10 »
yes back on subject

has anyone found out if the switches they are selling are pcb mount (has the pcb stabilizer tabs/nubs on the bottom of the switch)

i really wouldn't have a problem with a acrylic plate if there was some extra support, if the switches are not PCB mount i worry the acrylic plate isn't good enough.

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Re: [Interest Check] ErgoDox - Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1348 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 15:26:04 »
yes back on subject

has anyone found out if the switches they are selling are pcb mount (has the pcb stabilizer tabs/nubs on the bottom of the switch)

i really wouldn't have a problem with a acrylic plate if there was some extra support, if the switches are not PCB mount i worry the acrylic plate isn't good enough.

I think someone talked to them and they're plate mount only, not pcb mount.   Reviewing the picture of the bottom, you can see the Central post, but it doesn't look like the 2 additional pins are in any of the alignment holes. I opted for no switches so I could use PCB mount ones.


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Re: [Interest Check] ErgoDox - Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1349 on: Sat, 19 January 2013, 15:38:57 »
Im grabbing alu and will probably get it anodized next time i do a run.