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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #150 on: Sun, 09 September 2012, 17:47:01 »
You are very kind guys =) I think the testing is going to be very quick. I'll just pop the new controller into a board, use that Aqua KeyTest, see that all keys register. Probably do some quick jabbing to see if any seem to behave strange. Soldering is going to be the time consuming part. There is a small margin to keep me out of trouble, but I'm working very cheap =D Even if I just took off with the potential 100 x $20 that would be a pretty lousy salary...

Good show.  When my invoice comes, I will include a tip to the craftsman.

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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #151 on: Sun, 09 September 2012, 19:12:45 »
To be fair I'm sure a good handful of people would be willing to pay a little more for your hard work. An extra $5 to the total for those of which you put together can go a long way.

Would anyone else have any objections to paying that extra $5 for his hard work?
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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #152 on: Sun, 09 September 2012, 19:35:31 »
To be fair I'm sure a good handful of people would be willing to pay a little more for your hard work. An extra $5 to the total for those of which you put together can go a long way.

Would anyone else have any objections to paying that extra $5 for his hard work?
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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #153 on: Sun, 09 September 2012, 21:39:02 »
No problem paying a bit extra.
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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #154 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 00:50:16 »
Id include a fiver for hin sice has doing all the work.

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« Reply #155 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 04:05:15 »
I would be willing to add another 5 for the effort aswell.

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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #156 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 04:11:17 »
I would have no problem paying something extra for the work. I think $5 still is pretty low, but it sounds like something almost everybody would pay. I am also sure people can "tip" something extra for the work on an individual basis too if they feel so inclined :) . I know I will be doing that.
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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #157 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 08:47:31 »
I could setup a Paypal donate account I guess, or simply let people choose how much to pay.. Anyway, here is the picture I would have uploaded if I had my camera last time around. I didn't have it now either, hence the crappy iPad photo (ok, low light didn't help).

Easy as pie =)
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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #158 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 14:29:30 »
I've heard of PayPal freezing accounts (i.e.stealing people's money) when they use the phrase donate. They claim the term donate should only be associated with non-profits/charities. Just a heads-up. They recommended using a phrase like "buy me beer" and other such nonsense.

Anyway, depending on shipping cost I'm thinking people will be willing to go an extra $5 to $15.
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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #159 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 14:42:13 »
I'll give you enough money to buy a 500g package of Lindvalls kaffe, bpiphany. :P

And that's one nice looking build!

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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #160 on: Tue, 11 September 2012, 00:39:46 »
Think we could give this project a better less technical name? Possibly something that i could stick on a spacebar? A logo might be a good adition as well.

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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #161 on: Tue, 11 September 2012, 00:43:12 »
You can up my order to two for sure and maybe three


If not, one is fine too :D
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« Reply #162 on: Tue, 11 September 2012, 00:46:52 »
That reminds me just paid for my Filcos tonight so ill be needing 2 of those now. Im already working on a custom layout and its turning out a bit wacy since im sticking to a standard TKL layout.

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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #163 on: Tue, 11 September 2012, 01:29:00 »
I'm usually not very good at coming up with names. But, too much?..
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There will probably be enough spares to make you happy, I didn't order the PCBs yet, so I'm a day behind.. But I am going to do it today. I was finishing up another project I thought I would order at the same time.

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« Reply #164 on: Tue, 11 September 2012, 01:39:34 »
Looks great to me. I wonder what i should put on my spacebar though?

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« Reply #165 on: Tue, 11 September 2012, 02:42:06 »
You don't have to open a separate PayPal account to deal with "donations". Just up your price by $5, and then the ones that want to pay you more will just add the amount they want to add to the final payment :) . That's what I will be doing anyway.


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« Reply #166 on: Tue, 11 September 2012, 02:47:10 »
haha
okay now I want one
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« Reply #167 on: Tue, 11 September 2012, 03:53:15 »
I might just have to up my interest check to 2 units too!

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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #168 on: Tue, 11 September 2012, 10:29:07 »
Just sent the PCB files off to pcbwing. They are usually back quickly to ask what the hell I am up to =D Might be night there at the moment of course...

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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #169 on: Tue, 11 September 2012, 10:36:19 »
I might just have to up my interest check to 2 units too!
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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #170 on: Wed, 12 September 2012, 08:07:31 »
bp, I'd like to get one more.

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« Reply #171 on: Wed, 12 September 2012, 09:17:59 »
Two please

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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #172 on: Wed, 12 September 2012, 09:19:58 »
You are very kind guys =) I think the testing is going to be very quick. I'll just pop the new controller into a board, use that Aqua KeyTest, see that all keys register. Probably do some quick jabbing to see if any seem to behave strange. Soldering is going to be the time consuming part. There is a small margin to keep me out of trouble, but I'm working very cheap =D Even if I just took off with the potential 100 x $20 that would be a pretty lousy salary...

Up the price man :) I want this to be worth your time and effort!

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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #173 on: Thu, 13 September 2012, 23:39:03 »
Could you please do one of these for the CM Storm Quickfire Raid. I just bought 2 as I couldnt pass up the 30% off they had on their site now that the new ones have almost no branding.

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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #174 on: Thu, 13 September 2012, 23:41:13 »
If it's not surface mount, I could solder it myself
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« Reply #175 on: Thu, 13 September 2012, 23:42:51 »
If it's not surface mount, I could solder it myself
I think these almost have to be surface-mount.

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« Reply #176 on: Thu, 13 September 2012, 23:43:43 »
I kinda figured. I think my friend has a solder reflow thingy but I'm not 100%
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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #177 on: Thu, 13 September 2012, 23:52:44 »
I would be interested in learning SMD but I dont think I have the proper tools at the moment or the money to get them.

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« Reply #178 on: Fri, 14 September 2012, 06:09:09 »
All but the header pins are SMD. It's not a lot harder to do SMD really, disregarding the tiny size of some parts. And you don't need to cut a bunch of leads afterwards. These components are all leaded and reasonable easy to solder by hand, no need for reflowing. The resistor and capacitors are harder than the multi-leaded tight pitch chips since they are really small and hard to just get a hold of even with good tweezers...

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« Reply #179 on: Fri, 14 September 2012, 06:10:24 »
And also, the files have passed the design rules check, and have been sent on to the production stage. The PCBs should be with me in two weeks or so.

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« Reply #180 on: Fri, 14 September 2012, 08:47:45 »
I think that if you make a CM Storm you would get enough orders that you could tack on buying the keyboard since you dont have one onto the price and it wouldnt increase very much due to the amount demanded.

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[Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #181 on: Fri, 14 September 2012, 17:04:42 »
I think that if you make a CM Storm you would get enough orders that you could tack on buying the keyboard since you dont have one onto the price and it wouldnt increase very much due to the amount demanded.

Please do this! The CM Storm is an amazing keyboard for its price. Way more satisfied with it over my das and poker with custom case. Id love for the ability to have a custom function layer, the keyboard could last me the rest of my days.

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« Reply #182 on: Fri, 14 September 2012, 21:30:49 »
I did finish my custom layout for when i get the kcustom controller for my Filco's but photobucket itsnt letting me upload to my account so ill have to post it another time.

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« Reply #183 on: Fri, 14 September 2012, 22:12:39 »
Not sure if it's too late but I would be interested in 2.
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« Reply #184 on: Fri, 14 September 2012, 23:21:30 »
Looks like it's too late, I'm interested too in 1 though.
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« Reply #185 on: Fri, 14 September 2012, 23:47:54 »
Looks like im going to need 1 more of these but i may have to wait till the second round i guess...

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« Reply #186 on: Sat, 15 September 2012, 08:55:21 »
I will keep adding names to the list. I ordered a lot of extra PCBs so that quota won't be filled too easily =) For the ones who are already on the list I will simply up the amount, for practical reasons. I will work through the list more or less in order when building units. Asking for email, contact info, money and so on.

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« Reply #187 on: Sat, 15 September 2012, 10:10:02 »
I too am interested in one. This is just what I need.

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« Reply #188 on: Sat, 15 September 2012, 10:12:40 »
Edit: Misread, 2 weeks until the pcbs arrive, gotcha.

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« Reply #189 on: Sat, 15 September 2012, 16:08:41 »
Got my photobucket account fixed, so here is my perspective layout for my Filcos





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« Reply #190 on: Sun, 16 September 2012, 12:45:38 »
Why have the function layer arrow keys away from the right hand's home position? JKL, with I above it for your inverted T.

You'd just need to shift that whole right side two keys to the left, then you wouldn't have to move your right hand over every time you wanted to use the arrow keys. Seems to make a lot more sense to me.

Ah... Okay, I didn't notice the right side Fn key. I assume you have the right side of the Fn layer there so you can use the arrows with one hand, but I find it pretty hard hold down the right Fn position with my pinky and use those arrow keys. Personally I think just using the Fn button opposite the side of the Fn layer you want to use and then having the Fn layer optimized for that is a bit cooler.
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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #191 on: Sun, 16 September 2012, 16:55:12 »
Why have the function layer arrow keys away from the right hand's home position? JKL, with I above it for your inverted T.

You'd just need to shift that whole right side two keys to the left, then you wouldn't have to move your right hand over every time you wanted to use the arrow keys. Seems to make a lot more sense to me.

Ah... Okay, I didn't notice the right side Fn key. I assume you have the right side of the Fn layer there so you can use the arrows with one hand, but I find it pretty hard hold down the right Fn position with my pinky and use those arrow keys. Personally I think just using the Fn button opposite the side of the Fn layer you want to use and then having the Fn layer optimized for that is a bit cooler.
I admit that its not perfect, it is still; a work in progress. I based it off of my Phantom layout which has a few more keys that make it much more effective. The Phantom layout is below.






That would probably be a great idea for standard typers but i sadly am not one of those. I dont know how to explain how I type but it is by no means the standard or correct way.

Yes, I did want to use the right ctrl key for Fn but after trying it for a bit I agree with you its too far away. I am thinking of switching it with Right Alt as that seems very comfortable as is just about where you r thumb would be naturally when you have your fingers on the arrow keys.

Im surprised that you didnt say anything about the improvised number pad where the home/system cluster used to be. It may look a bit odd but its not that bad to use and I think after using it more it would become natural.

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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #192 on: Sun, 16 September 2012, 23:57:17 »
Interested in 1... Even though I have no idea what I'm going to do with it. Lol

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« Reply #193 on: Mon, 17 September 2012, 00:26:37 »
Well I just sold my Filco today because I got an offer I couldn't pass up. I'm still in for one, but I'll back up the call for a CM Rapid alternative now.
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Re: [Interest Check] Filco tenkeyless custom ATmega32u4 controller.
« Reply #194 on: Mon, 17 September 2012, 13:51:11 »
I didn't want to pass this up. Put me down for 4 if you have room :)

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« Reply #195 on: Tue, 18 September 2012, 23:51:12 »
Is it too late to jump in on this? It sounds as if it will be a recurring 25-count batch order sort of deal, but I'm wondering if there are extras unaccounted for from rounding up to the nearest 25? If possible, I'd like one!

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« Reply #196 on: Wed, 19 September 2012, 04:41:02 »
The limiting factor is the PCBs really. I ordered a bunch extra so we are far from there yet. I won't be ordering components for all at the same time though. That would be a lot of money, and I want to start off with a few to see how everything works out. If I get them to work, if other people get them to work, how many are going to drop out, how much hassle other people are going to give me and so on. I will of course add the overshoot to the last batch of components. They don't need to be in multiples of 25, it's more like a minimum to achieve free shipping from the suppliers, as well as a good price break on many of the components.

But I am adding your name to the list for now =)

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« Reply #197 on: Tue, 25 September 2012, 11:42:02 »
I'm not terribly familiar with Filco boards, but for the purposes of getting in on this programmability I'm going to learn--however, after reading through I'm not 100% sure on which boards will apply to this modification. Before I buy one, I want to make sure that the one I get will work for this.

With that said, I'm looking at a Filco Majestouch-2 TKL (specifically, this). Will this be ok?

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« Reply #198 on: Tue, 25 September 2012, 11:45:41 »
That'll do it.
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« Reply #199 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 14:37:28 »
Gotta pull out interest since I lost my Filco... trying to get a replacement though so put me on a maybe list?
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