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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #50 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 13:06:28 »
This is sick!
I spent hours looking for braided USB cables, only cable I found were on alibaba but I had to buy like 1000
I need to figure out what cable set up I want.
Is the Heatshrink the part that masks the solder between the cable and the connector?

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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #51 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 13:09:06 »
Heat shrink is the poor mans molded plastic around the connector.  Yes, it covers the solder job as well.
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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #52 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 13:12:42 »
I've actually been searching for nice snap together USB hoods to be used in place of heatshrink but can't seem to find any.

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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #53 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 15:21:10 »
Can someone help me find a high-end keyboard that is TKL and has a detatchable cord?

Wanna make something epic with these awesome cables!

EDIT: Must be available, dont say kmac or something that cant be bought :D

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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #54 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 18:30:24 »
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.

Thank you so much for starting a manufactured cable service.

Just one thing I need to ask you, would you be so kind as to point me to an image of the Aramid Armor sleeve you will be using to sleeve the cable with.

I can not seem to find it on my own, yes old man at the keyboard here.

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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #55 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 18:35:07 »
Can someone help me find a high-end keyboard that is TKL and has a detatchable cord?

Wanna make something epic with these awesome cables!

EDIT: Must be available, dont say kmac or something that cant be bought :D
Funny you say that... Leopolds have a removable cable though I don't know how well a cable will or will not fit throught the channels in the case. You could always make the center channel bigger with a file without too much hassle. I love my Leopold, wouldn't trade it for anything.
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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #56 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 18:37:02 »
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.

Thank you so much for starting a manufactured cable service.

Just one thing I need to ask you, would you be so kind as to point me to an image of the Aramid Armor sleeve you will be using to sleeve the cable with.

I can not seem to find it on my own, yes old man at the keyboard here.

No problem! Here is what Aramid looks like: http://puu.sh/1adoh  It only comes in yellow.

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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #57 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 18:39:00 »
Any coiled cables?
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« Reply #58 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 18:45:47 »
Any coiled cables?

I don't think I would be able to pull off a good quality coiled cable. I'm sorry!  I've seen the ones whiskers had made and they're awesome. I just don't want to commit and say yes.  I'll order some parts and give it try first.

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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #59 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 18:51:59 »
Dear mistakemistake,

Just placed an order with you.

Thank you for offering your services to this community.  Much appreciated.  :D

Just one small thing, when you order all the sleeves please can you take a small pic of them and then label each sleeve so that noobs such as myself can easily see what they are purchasing.  It would make it easier to speed up orders from all customers.

A photo is always worth far more than anything else.
 
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« Reply #60 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 19:03:42 »
Dear mistakemistake,

Just placed an order with you.

Thank you for offering your services to this community.  Much appreciated.  :D

Just one small thing, when you order all the sleeves please can you take a small pic of them and then label each sleeve so that noobs such as myself can easily see what they are purchasing.  It would make it easier to speed up orders from all customers.

A photo is always worth far more than anything else.

Yes, I will definitely update the pictures with descriptions of each sleeve. Sorry all for the inconvenience!

...and sent you a PM. Thanks for your order!

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« Reply #61 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 19:10:11 »
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.

Afaik you could do that. I think the guts of all USB cables are the same red/green/white/black.

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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #62 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 19:40:35 »
Not sleeved, but certainly coiled (and colorful). These are from Korea.

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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #63 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 19:43:59 »
Not sure if mentioned in OP or asked but, can you do right angle mini USB?
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« Reply #64 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 19:45:49 »
Not sure if mentioned in OP or asked but, can you do right angle mini USB?

Yes sir, I can. Everything except up angle USB-A.

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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #65 on: Sun, 30 September 2012, 19:58:17 »
Not sleeved, but certainly coiled (and colorful). These are from Korea.

But hang on there, they're made at a factory with proper resin molding (usb heads).  Hence how can you expect this poor dude to produce something like that?

Besides what's this deal with coiled cables........ is this the new fetish here on Geekhack now?

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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #66 on: Mon, 01 October 2012, 14:01:01 »
Payment sent, super excited ;D

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« Reply #68 on: Mon, 01 October 2012, 14:47:16 »
Payment sent, super excited ;D

I'm excited for you too. Thanks for your payment!

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« Reply #69 on: Mon, 01 October 2012, 15:08:41 »
MM, if you don't mind my asking, how long is the line atm?

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« Reply #70 on: Mon, 01 October 2012, 15:24:35 »
MM, if you don't mind my asking, how long is the line atm?

I have about 14 cables that are all waiting for parts that will be here by this Thursday :)

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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #71 on: Mon, 01 October 2012, 19:58:49 »
Where do you buy just the raw USB cable and the ends? I wanted to try making my own cable some day.
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« Reply #72 on: Mon, 01 October 2012, 20:00:16 »
Where do you buy just the raw USB cable and the ends? I wanted to try making my own cable some day.

Mouser and DigiKey. If enough people show interest for DIY kits in this thread, I can try and put something together..

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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #73 on: Mon, 01 October 2012, 20:02:13 »
mouser has USB-A male connectors for .68c and mini-b male connectors for about 1.38 i think. both have MOQ of 1 and prices begin to drop pretty quick when ordered in quantities of 10 or more.
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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #74 on: Mon, 01 October 2012, 20:03:04 »
Where do you buy just the raw USB cable and the ends? I wanted to try making my own cable some day.

Mouser and DigiKey. If enough people show interest for DIY kits in this thread, I can try and put something together..

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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #75 on: Mon, 01 October 2012, 20:07:38 »
Any examples/pictures for the following?

Sleeving
-Carbon Fiber
-Kevlar
-Aramid Armor

Heatshrik
-Glossy (Clear, White, Black, Red)
-Fabric (Black)
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« Reply #76 on: Mon, 01 October 2012, 20:11:44 »
I will try and get new and better pictures of sleeves and have them all labeled by this weekend.

Sleeving
-Carbon Fiber : http://puu.sh/1ayHx
-Kevlar : http://puu.sh/1ayI0
-Aramid Armor: http://puu.sh/1ayIg  (I should have some of this in stock by this Thursday.)

Heatshrik
-Glossy (Clear, White, Black, Red): http://puu.sh/1ayJe
-Fabric (Black): http://puu.sh/1ayJr  (Wow, this is truly a crap picture)
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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #77 on: Mon, 01 October 2012, 20:14:58 »
lol at frabric (black) pic

Alright ty for fast reply :)

Gonna decide what I want now

Also got a example of the gold USB connector?
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« Reply #78 on: Mon, 01 October 2012, 20:16:24 »
Here's a better pic of the fabric heatshrink: http://puu.sh/1ayNc

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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #79 on: Wed, 03 October 2012, 04:09:15 »
Payment sent just now.  Looking forward to that Carbon Fiber USB cable.  Let me know when you've finished making it......Thanks.

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« Reply #80 on: Wed, 03 October 2012, 09:11:16 »
Can't wait for the Filco cable :D
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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #81 on: Wed, 03 October 2012, 12:36:57 »
shipment still making it in tomorrow??
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« Reply #82 on: Wed, 03 October 2012, 12:48:09 »
Yes sir! I should have everything by tomorrow,except I haven't received tracking for the gold plated connectors. I'm hoping they shipped and the company just didn't update me.

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« Reply #83 on: Wed, 03 October 2012, 13:10:51 »
Yes sir! I should have everything by tomorrow,except I haven't received tracking for the gold plated connectors. I'm hoping they shipped and the company just didn't update me.

awesome :D
well i didnt get gold so :P
what is the difference between gold and regular? is there a large gap between the two?
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« Reply #84 on: Wed, 03 October 2012, 13:14:48 »
Gold connector points and gold plated USB housing. Supposedly better conductivity, but in this case it's just for looks. Price is high because the supplier is expensive. I'm working on getting USB end connectors powder coated.

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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #86 on: Wed, 03 October 2012, 13:31:38 »
There are 2 wiper contacts that touch the housing directly in line with the 2 rectangular holes on the side that is just the housing metal.  The shell/housing is connected to ground as are the 2 wipers.  However the major job of the wipers is a slight retention force bump.



In the pic above you can see a wear mark in line with the left hole, that's from the wiper.
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« Reply #88 on: Wed, 03 October 2012, 13:34:48 »
cool !  thanks for the reply :D

im glad i stuck with the regular silver or whatever.   i hate gold hahaha
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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #89 on: Wed, 03 October 2012, 15:00:54 »
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.

Thank you so much for starting a manufactured cable service.

Just one thing I need to ask you, would you be so kind as to point me to an image of the Aramid Armor sleeve you will be using to sleeve the cable with.

I can not seem to find it on my own, yes old man at the keyboard here.

No problem! Here is what Aramid looks like: http://puu.sh/1adoh  It only comes in yellow.
that stuff looks sick it should be really tough right?

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Re: MM Custom Sleeved Cables - Coming Soon
« Reply #90 on: Wed, 03 October 2012, 15:04:41 »
that stuff looks sick it should be really tough right?

Nomex and Kevlar are in the same family as Aramid...
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« Reply #91 on: Wed, 03 October 2012, 15:08:37 »
that stuff looks sick it should be really tough right?

Nomex and Kevlar are in the same family as Aramid...
so that would be a yes! i like the yellow as well.

Do you audiophile grade cables?

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« Reply #92 on: Wed, 03 October 2012, 16:29:01 »
Do you audiophile grade cables?

Audiophile USB: for that nice, warm sound to your 1's and 0's, with a slightly crisper high-end and fuzzy bass grooves.

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« Reply #93 on: Wed, 03 October 2012, 16:35:47 »
Do you audiophile grade cables?

Audiophile USB: for that nice, warm sound to your 1's and 0's, with a slightly crisper high-end and fuzzy bass grooves.

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« Reply #94 on: Wed, 03 October 2012, 20:22:33 »
Hey all. I actually got most of the cable preparation done so I'm just waiting on some parts to show up. Below are some almost complete (teaser) pics of Red/Glossy White and Superhero/White.



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« Reply #95 on: Wed, 03 October 2012, 20:23:43 »
that red/pink blue combo looks quite awesome
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« Reply #96 on: Wed, 03 October 2012, 20:29:08 »
Below are some almost complete (teaser) pics of Red/Glossy White and Superhero/White.

Damn, he's already got a production line going....... talk about fast.

Shame I need to wait for GOLD to show up.  But Gold and Carbon Fiber has always been my pet love.  When I receive this cable and check out it's build quality, will definitely order some extra Aramid Cables as well.

Brilliant in having a Custom Cabler here on Geekhack.
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« Reply #97 on: Wed, 03 October 2012, 20:32:30 »
Niiiice! :)


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« Reply #99 on: Wed, 03 October 2012, 20:37:10 »
I'm kinda tempted to get a blue one...