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« on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:14:02 »

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Hello Everyone! Not too long after joining geekhack.org, I posted a picture (Picture of a shorter one also) of a sleeved cable I had a lot of fun making.  Quite a few people within the last month came to me asking for some custom sleeved USB cables.  I really enjoy this part of keyboard modifications and would love to offer my services to the community.

I have quite a bit of sleeve related materials on the way so I don’t have any completed sleeved USB cables for post yet.  I’ll post of some sample sleeves so those who are interested can get a feel for what kind of options there are.  For those of you expecting your cables next week, I will probably post those as examples once they’re done.

I do have a live order formwebsite now up where you can see what kind of sleeve options you have.  However I still need to add a few options and would like to post a few completed sleeved USB cables before more people start ordering.

Below are some quick snapshots of what the sleeves colors I am able to get. For the first picture, those samples are a much larger diameter and the weave seems porous. The USB cables will be sleeved in ¼’’ and will have a tight weave where the cable doesn't show through.

Some basic info: 6 ft Cables start at $28.00 shipped anywhere within conus48 via USPS priority mail. International shipping available. Price increases as you add options (ex: glossy/fabric heatshrink, nylon braided sleeves, carbon fiber sleeves, Kevlar sleeves, etc).  Lead time is 1-9 business days (depending on if I have your parts in stock).

If you have a more custom idea in mind, let me know and I’ll do my best to make it happen! PM me for any questions, concerns, positive/negative criticism, and/or anything else. Also, I should probably mention that I did get in touch with whiskers. He is a great guy and has been very busy lately and felt that having a second person making sleeved cables would be nice.

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Offline JonDBurnett

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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:15:49 »
how soon could you have a couple done for myself??
and will the mini usb part be shrinked as well? because the screenshot shows it being left open??
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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:15:50 »
thumbs up for PMing whiskers :)
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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:18:47 »
Wow, very nice work!  Your cables and your order form look awesome.  I'm very glad to have this kind of service available.  And huge props for contacting whiskerBox beforehand.

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« Reply #4 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:19:23 »
They look really nice ;D
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« Reply #5 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:19:36 »
Might be interested in some of these soon.
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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:19:52 »
how soon could you have a couple done for myself??
and will the mini usb part be shrinked as well? because the screenshot shows it being left open??

We would just need to figure out what exactly you'd like your cable to look like. If I have the parts in stock, I can have it out by the next day. And yes, the USB B-mini end is also heatshrinked.

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« Reply #7 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:23:24 »
how soon could you have a couple done for myself??
and will the mini usb part be shrinked as well? because the screenshot shows it being left open??

We would just need to figure out what exactly you'd like your cable to look like. If I have the parts in stock, I can have it out by the next day. And yes, the USB B-mini end is also heatshrinked.

yaay!! well whats in stock??
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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:30:15 »
how soon could you have a couple done for myself??
and will the mini usb part be shrinked as well? because the screenshot shows it being left open??

We would just need to figure out what exactly you'd like your cable to look like. If I have the parts in stock, I can have it out by the next day. And yes, the USB B-mini end is also heatshrinked.

yaay!! well whats in stock??

I actually just ran out. I should have enough carbon fiber for a 6ft cable, enough superhero, green, and black with gold for a 10ft by this Thursday, October 4.

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« Reply #9 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:34:41 »
Too funny. I just orderd 8 different colors of 10' sleeving, the same manufacturer as these, and a bunch of Type A and Type B Mini USB connectors and hoods. I then closed the browser went to geekhack SPY and saw this thread. I got my color samples from the manufacturer about a week ago, the same ones you show. I wanted to post a pic, even took it, but didn't want to step on Whisker's toes.

As demik stated, nice job of being respectful and checking with him.

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« Reply #10 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:36:46 »
Too funny. I just orderd 8 different colors of 10' sleeving, the same manufacturer as these, and a bunch of Type A and Type B Mini USB connectors and hoods. I then closed the browser went to geekhack SPY and saw this thread. I got my color samples from the manufacturer about a week ago, the same ones you show. I wanted to post a pic, even took it, but didn't want to step on Whisker's toes.

As demik stated, nice job of being respectful and checking with him.

You should make them as well! The more the merrier =)

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« Reply #11 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:39:41 »
^ too many other things going on. Although I do enjoy sleeving. Good luck to ya. I look forward to seeing some pics of completed cables.

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« Reply #12 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:41:05 »
WTF?  Why would he have to PM Whiskers???  Does Whiskers have a license to be the exclusive cable maker?

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« Reply #13 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:42:22 »
WTF?  Why would he have to PM Whiskers???  Does Whiskers have a license to be the exclusive cable maker?

Simple respect.

Get your flack jacket ready.  :))

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« Reply #14 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:42:30 »
WTF?  Why would he have to PM Whiskers???  Does Whiskers have a license to be the exclusive cable maker?

Whiskers has been making awesome cables for the community. Just out of respect.

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« Reply #15 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:43:29 »
What if he had said he didn't want the competition?  Just pack up and leave?

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« Reply #16 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:45:06 »
What if he had said he didn't want the competition?  Just pack up and leave?

Haha, pretty much. This is just an enjoyable hobby for me. Make or not make would have been fine. =)

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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:45:47 »
chill out dude
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« Reply #18 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:47:52 »
Alright.  Mistake is cool with it, I'll be cool.

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« Reply #19 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:48:06 »
how soon could you have a couple done for myself??
and will the mini usb part be shrinked as well? because the screenshot shows it being left open??

We would just need to figure out what exactly you'd like your cable to look like. If I have the parts in stock, I can have it out by the next day. And yes, the USB B-mini end is also heatshrinked.

yaay!! well whats in stock??

I actually just ran out. I should have enough carbon fiber for a 6ft cable, enough superhero, green, and black with gold for a 10ft by this Thursday, October 4.

6ft carbon fiber sounds good!! :D
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« Reply #20 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:50:22 »
Ooo treasures.

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« Reply #21 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:51:06 »
how soon could you have a couple done for myself??
and will the mini usb part be shrinked as well? because the screenshot shows it being left open??

We would just need to figure out what exactly you'd like your cable to look like. If I have the parts in stock, I can have it out by the next day. And yes, the USB B-mini end is also heatshrinked.

yaay!! well whats in stock??

I actually just ran out. I should have enough carbon fiber for a 6ft cable, enough superhero, green, and black with gold for a 10ft by this Thursday, October 4.

6ft carbon fiber sounds good!! :D

Alright, just go to the order form below and fill it out. Keep in mind I won't get the parts until Thursday Oct 4. But, once I get the parts in, I'll be able to ship it out the next business day.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEZxVlF5NHFtNGhqNHZ0VE81Y1ZTbFE6MQ#gid=0

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« Reply #22 on: Sat, 29 September 2012, 23:59:04 »
alright i just filled it out.  did the carbon fiber and chose fabric heatshrink.  hope thats okay! :p
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« Reply #23 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 00:04:50 »
alright i just filled it out.  did the carbon fiber and chose fabric heatshrink.  hope thats okay! :p

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« Reply #24 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 00:19:16 »
Red with glossy white for my RA2.0 here I come :D


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« Reply #25 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 00:37:42 »
Red with glossy white for my RA2.0 here I come :D


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Awesome! I actually have red on the way!

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« Reply #26 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 00:39:42 »
what all do you have on the way??
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« Reply #27 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 00:42:31 »
what all do you have on the way??

I should have enough carbon fiber for a 6ft cable, enough superhero, green, and black with gold for a 10ft by this Thursday, October 4. + the red, that's it :)

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« Reply #28 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 00:47:49 »
gotchaa.
well keep us updated on quanity! because i would love a couple more, once i figure out how to mod my Filco :PP
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« Reply #29 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 01:24:17 »
gotchaa.
well keep us updated on quanity! because i would love a couple more, once i figure out how to mod my Filco :PP

Will do!

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« Reply #30 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 02:09:30 »
gotchaa.
well keep us updated on quanity! because i would love a couple more, once i figure out how to mod my Filco :PP

Will do!

thanks mate :D
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« Reply #31 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 05:58:59 »
Will do 3 :) but wait for your pictures of each option

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« Reply #32 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 07:57:20 »
Red with glossy white for my RA2.0 here I come :D


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Awesome! I actually have red on the way!

Oh snap! Order officially placed :eek:


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« Reply #33 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 08:08:35 »
Could you possibly do a two part removable cable mod for Filco keyboards?

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« Reply #34 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 08:14:22 »
Could you possibly do a two part removable cable mod for Filco keyboards?

This a million.
i too have a Filco, and have no idea how to go about modding it to have a removable cable.  If anyone can do this, please PM me.  or teach me.  or both.  :p
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« Reply #35 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 08:40:20 »
I did it to both my filcos following this video:

notes:
 - you'll have to cannibalize a filco cable (or any cable with the same pcb connector)
 - Hot glue the crap out of the cable into the case so it doesn't move around
 - you'll have to shave a little plastic off the sides of the lower have of the case so the female connector will fit.
 - I used cables like this one. If you shave the rubber off the sides of the female end, you can pull the plastic part off as well.

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« Reply #36 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 09:16:21 »
I did it to both my filcos following this video:

notes:
 - you'll have to cannibalize a filco cable (or any cable with the same pcb connector)
 - Hot glue the crap out of the cable into the case so it doesn't move around
 - you'll have to shave a little plastic off the sides of the lower have of the case so the female connector will fit.
 - I used cables like this one. If you shave the rubber off the sides of the female end, you can pull the plastic part off as well.

thanks man!!  thats awesome.   i think i have a sunday project :P 
now here's a question...  could i make it the new mini usb? or does it have to be the old one?

EDIT: or i guess im asking about the "micro" usb.
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« Reply #37 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 09:31:46 »
Looking good MM!

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« Reply #38 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 10:17:03 »
There are one too many MMs.
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« Reply #39 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 10:39:25 »
There's another Chicagoan named MissleMike too =)

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« Reply #40 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 10:41:21 »
There's another Chicagoan named MissleMike too =)

Hmm maybe I should change the thread name?

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« Reply #41 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 10:41:42 »
He hasn't been active lately, I think it's fine lol

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« Reply #42 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 10:54:23 »
Could you possibly do a two part removable cable mod for Filco keyboards?

Yes! This is in the workings. Follow this thread for updates.

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« Reply #43 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 10:58:04 »
Woah! Gotta love all brown to beige sleeves. Looks nice. Maybe I will order one in the future for my ducky, really needs some makeover.

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« Reply #44 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 11:29:10 »
Thank you to all who have already placed orders and paid! I didn't expect to get so many so soon.  For those who are interested, post up what sleeve/heatshrink options you would be interested so I have an idea of what to get in stock. No obligation to buy here, I'd just like make the turn around time as short as possible. Thank you all!

Cheers!

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« Reply #45 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 12:17:23 »
Can we order just the materials for a discounted price if we wanted to try making our own?

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« Reply #46 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 12:27:27 »
Can we order just the materials for a discounted price if we wanted to try making our own?

Absolutely, but it'd be easier if you just ordered direct. I get my parts from wirecare, frozen cpu, digikey, mouser, l-com, mdpc, newegg, and doublehelix.  If people would like, I could try and put together a DIY kit as well.

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« Reply #47 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 12:35:35 »
Could you possibly do a two part removable cable mod for Filco keyboards?

Yes! This is in the workings. Follow this thread for updates.

Thanks. When you start making them I'll definitely get a 6ft gold plated, fabric heatshrink, carbon fiber one.
Just hope it'll work with my case.

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« Reply #48 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 12:39:58 »
Can we order just the materials for a discounted price if we wanted to try making our own?

Absolutely, but it'd be easier if you just ordered direct. I get my parts from wirecare, frozen cpu, digikey, mouser, l-com, mdpc, newegg, and doublehelix.  If people would like, I could try and put together a DIY kit as well.
Oh! Just tell us what materials you get from which suppliers then! THANKS!

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« Reply #49 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 12:49:51 »
Can we order just the materials for a discounted price if we wanted to try making our own?

Absolutely, but it'd be easier if you just ordered direct. I get my parts from wirecare, frozen cpu, digikey, mouser, l-com, mdpc, newegg, and doublehelix.  If people would like, I could try and put together a DIY kit as well.
Oh! Just tell us what materials you get from which suppliers then! THANKS!

That's almost too much to list  :eek:  but it's pretty straight forward if you visit the sites.  Wirecare and frozen cpu have all of the sleeving/heatshrink and everywhere else is hardware. I forgot to mention that I do use all high quality parts. For example, I use this bulk wire from lcom. A little more expensive, but make the quality of the cable much better. I figure if you're paying $28 or more, you deserve a quality custom sleeved cable.