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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #550 on: Tue, 22 October 2013, 12:09:28 »
I'll take the max number of flat purple LEDs I'll need for the build. Thanks ray and TheFlyingRaccoon!
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #551 on: Tue, 22 October 2013, 12:10:08 »
Is it too late to get LED's? :o

If it's not, I'll take 4 purple's and if not, 4 white rounds. :)

You can still get LEDs! Would you like round or flat for purple?
Err, flat if possible. :D

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #552 on: Tue, 22 October 2013, 12:13:21 »
I also hate acrylic as a material :))
I know, that is why I was expecting to see a TEK-20 :D

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #553 on: Tue, 22 October 2013, 12:14:19 »
I know, that is why I was expecting to see a TEK-20 :D
Watch this space (in maybe 6months-1year or something) :))

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #554 on: Tue, 22 October 2013, 12:29:28 »
Is it too late to get LED's? :o

If it's not, I'll take 4 purple's and if not, 4 white rounds. :)

You can still get LEDs! Would you like round or flat for purple?
Err, flat if possible. :D

Sure thing! Everyone else- let me know what LEDs you want before they're all gone.  :p
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #555 on: Tue, 22 October 2013, 14:10:52 »
I'll take the flat green ones.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #556 on: Tue, 22 October 2013, 14:13:00 »
Can I have white leds TFR?

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #557 on: Tue, 22 October 2013, 15:21:06 »
I'll take the flat green ones.

And HUGE thanks to Ray! and to TFR and MOZ and regack! you guys rock

Aww thank you.  :-* Put you down for the green flat LEDs.

Can I have white leds TFR?

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #558 on: Tue, 22 October 2013, 16:32:45 »
Is it too late to get LED's? :o

If it's not, I'll take 4 purple's and if not, 4 white rounds. :)

You can still get LEDs! Would you like round or flat for purple?
Err, flat if possible. :D

Sure thing! Everyone else- let me know what LEDs you want before they're all gone.  :p
I really hope you kept some purple LEDs for me! I'd like flat :D
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #559 on: Tue, 22 October 2013, 17:28:53 »
I really hope you kept some purple LEDs for me! I'd like flat :D

Yes I did! You get the last 4 flat purple ones.
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #560 on: Tue, 22 October 2013, 17:59:27 »
I really hope you kept some purple LEDs for me! I'd like flat :D

Yes I did! You get the last 4 flat purple ones.
Sweet :D Thanks again to Ray for for being a great guy and providing us with all these LED choices!
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #561 on: Wed, 23 October 2013, 22:23:10 »
I would like green LEDs if possible.. If not, any color will do. =) Thank you.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #562 on: Wed, 23 October 2013, 22:24:58 »
Can regular cyndrical LEDs work?

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #563 on: Wed, 23 October 2013, 22:33:38 »
Can regular cyndrical LEDs work?

Yes both round and flat will work, some people just prefer the flat led's and sometimes especially with cherry profile caps you might have a slight amount of contact between the keycap and round led, I believe it depends on the specific cap and installation.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #564 on: Fri, 25 October 2013, 19:24:54 »
Any progress with an IO expander in order to hook this up as a daughterboard to the GH60? Should I just ask again after the GH60s have shipped?

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #565 on: Fri, 25 October 2013, 20:30:53 »
Any progress with an IO expander in order to hook this up as a daughterboard to the GH60? Should I just ask again after the GH60s have shipped?

There will definitely be that feature in the final version. Just not in these prototypes.
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #566 on: Fri, 25 October 2013, 20:43:47 »
Any progress with an IO expander in order to hook this up as a daughterboard to the GH60? Should I just ask again after the GH60s have shipped?

There will definitely be that feature in the final version. Just not in these prototypes.

Yes, as jdcarpe has said, the current iteration undergoing scrutiny has an option for the MCP23018 serial IO expander...


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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #567 on: Fri, 25 October 2013, 21:01:38 »
Seeing that PCB render reminds me, DO NOT HAVE ANY PCB MADE BY OSHPARK THAT HAVE OVERLAPPING DRILL HOLES. I think their fan compensates for it by using a smaller drill bit. Don't make the same mistake I made. I probably just wasted a bunch of money.
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #568 on: Fri, 25 October 2013, 21:06:13 »
Seeing that PCB render reminds me, DO NOT HAVE ANY PCB MADE BY OSHPARK THAT HAVE OVERLAPPING DRILL HOLES. I think their fan compensates for it by using a smaller drill bit. Don't make the same mistake I made. I probably just wasted a bunch of money.

you probably can't file them out on a pcb either.  it might be worth it to try with one?

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #569 on: Fri, 25 October 2013, 21:07:36 »
Seeing that PCB render reminds me, DO NOT HAVE ANY PCB MADE BY OSHPARK THAT HAVE OVERLAPPING DRILL HOLES. I think their fan compensates for it by using a smaller drill bit. Don't make the same mistake I made. I probably just wasted a bunch of money.

Hmm, I'll have to take some measurements, I had some little test boards printed up from them to test for the overlapping drills, since they don't easily support slotted holes.  The test boards seemed to come out ok.  Thanks for the heads up.


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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #570 on: Fri, 25 October 2013, 21:10:01 »
There will definitely be that feature in the final version. Just not in these prototypes.

Yes, as jdcarpe has said, the current iteration undergoing scrutiny has an option for the MCP23018 serial IO expander...

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Sounds good. Would it need those expansion module pins on the GH60?

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #571 on: Fri, 25 October 2013, 21:10:36 »
I'm not understanding why you need those long drill holes for the mount screws.  This is a new, from scratch board.  You can put the standoffs anywhere you want.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #572 on: Fri, 25 October 2013, 21:14:30 »
Seeing that PCB render reminds me, DO NOT HAVE ANY PCB MADE BY OSHPARK THAT HAVE OVERLAPPING DRILL HOLES. I think their fan compensates for it by using a smaller drill bit. Don't make the same mistake I made. I probably just wasted a bunch of money.

you probably can't file them out on a pcb either.  it might be worth it to try with one?

I was actually going to try and drill them out myself, but there are also some places where solder pads are completely missing, as well as a trace. And this is on the SMD diode pad and switch pin hole. :(

It's like that on all three boards, so something got screwed up somewhere.
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #573 on: Fri, 25 October 2013, 21:21:16 »
I'm not understanding why you need those long drill holes for the mount screws.  This is a new, from scratch board.  You can put the standoffs anywhere you want.

True. Does allow for some error, but not much :D

Anyway, I was just copying what others have done and figure there's a reason for it.  I noticed they seem to be on my Pure pcb.  Didn't seem to hurt, so I've just kept them.


I was actually going to try and drill them out myself, but there are also some places where solder pads are completely missing, as well as a trace. And this is on the SMD diode pad and switch pin hole. :(

It's like that on all three boards, so something got screwed up somewhere.

That's disappointing.  This is what I got back with my little testers.



The slot and the hole came out ok.  Also the 3 overlapping drills on the USB.  Measurements with the caliper show it as pretty much bang on.

I wish the board edges were cut clean though, instead of those annoying little partially broken tabs.
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #574 on: Sat, 26 October 2013, 16:22:29 »
Parts from Digikey have arrived! Just waiting on the cases from Moz then I can begin packing up orders.  :thumb:
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #575 on: Sat, 26 October 2013, 16:25:50 »
Parts from Digikey have arrived! Just waiting on the cases from Moz then I can begin packing up orders.  :thumb:
Can I get my caseless one sooner? :-* :-*

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #576 on: Sat, 26 October 2013, 16:26:24 »
Parts from Digikey have arrived! Just waiting on the cases from Moz then I can begin packing up orders.  :thumb:
Awesome. I'm still waiting on my case too. :)

I just remembered I still need to get a new soldering tip..

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #577 on: Sat, 26 October 2013, 16:42:50 »
Haha so much hype :P I am going ahead and buying a higher quality iron just for this build!
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #578 on: Sat, 26 October 2013, 17:35:54 »
Parts from Digikey have arrived! Just waiting on the cases from Moz then I can begin packing up orders.  :thumb:
Can I get my caseless one sooner? :-* :-*

Sure! I can get it packaged and shipped this weekend hopefully. You'll still have to wait longer for shipping though since your in the UK  :p
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #579 on: Sat, 26 October 2013, 17:37:41 »
Sure! I can get it packaged and shipped this weekend hopefully. You'll still have to wait longer for shipping though since your in the UK  :p
Awesome! Thanks man, I honestly can't wait to build it with my new iron.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #580 on: Sat, 26 October 2013, 19:19:43 »
I think it is we can start shipping out orders to other members who will get their case directly, ie:
- Mashby
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- lcs
- BunnyLake
- SpamRay
- Defying

I can't remember how long it took for the package to arrive last time, but for some reason the status has not been updated online this time round. This can happen, I've had packages come to me and go from me, with the online status still stuck at some early stage. I did head to the post office yesterday and they said the package was not with them and had been dispatched the same day as I had given it to them.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #581 on: Sun, 27 October 2013, 13:30:05 »
Tracking finally updated for the case.

I assume it will be here tomorrow.
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #582 on: Sun, 27 October 2013, 18:59:24 »
Looks like USPS had a field day after they were asleep for two weeks. Finally updated the status for not only Defying's order but also the one going to TFR: https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction?qtc_tLabels1=RD270024993IN

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #583 on: Sun, 27 October 2013, 19:27:44 »
Tracking finally updated for the case.
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I assume it will be here tomorrow.

Its weird it sat in NY customs for almost two weeks.

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« Reply #584 on: Sun, 27 October 2013, 19:29:04 »
Tracking finally updated for the case.
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I assume it will be here tomorrow.

Its weird it sat in NY customs for almost two weeks.
I feel like it was moving across the US... but it took two weeks for the tracking to update.

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« Reply #585 on: Sun, 27 October 2013, 19:33:07 »
Tracking finally updated for the case.
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I assume it will be here tomorrow.

Its weird it sat in NY customs for almost two weeks.

Yeah, something like this happened with something I sent to JDCarpe, it was in customs for 2 weeks, and in the same time, I sent Glod something and it reached him in 5 days from my place to his.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #586 on: Sun, 27 October 2013, 20:42:21 »
Tracking finally updated for the case.
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I assume it will be here tomorrow.

Its weird it sat in NY customs for almost two weeks.

Yeah, something like this happened with something I sent to JDCarpe, it was in customs for 2 weeks, and in the same time, I sent Glod something and it reached him in 5 days from my place to his.

I ship all over the world and some routes just take forever.  I had an express shipment to South Africa take well over a month.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #587 on: Sun, 27 October 2013, 20:51:07 »
I find that incoming packages usually go through Customs in San Francisco and Chicago faster than New York. If your shipment ends up in NY Customs, count on a week or two before it starts moving again.
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #588 on: Sun, 27 October 2013, 21:30:48 »
I find that incoming packages usually go through Customs in San Francisco and Chicago faster than New York. If your shipment ends up in NY Customs, count on a week or two before it starts moving again.

This makes sense.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #589 on: Mon, 28 October 2013, 00:16:29 »
So how much will a GHPad cost in total without switches?

This thread is quite long and the OP hasn't changed at all

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #592 on: Mon, 28 October 2013, 10:15:21 »
Fixed.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #593 on: Mon, 28 October 2013, 11:42:05 »
So how much will a GHPad cost in total without switches?

This thread is quite long and the OP hasn't changed at all

GHpad is going to be super cheap.  No reason not to get one.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #594 on: Mon, 28 October 2013, 13:17:43 »
So how much will a GHPad cost in total without switches?

This thread is quite long and the OP hasn't changed at all

GHpad is going to be super cheap.  No reason not to get one.

I am so excited about this. Can't wait!!! 

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #595 on: Mon, 28 October 2013, 13:19:04 »
I'm so hyped for making this. Gonna load it up with 55g Nixdorf blacks.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #596 on: Mon, 28 October 2013, 13:38:19 »
Well there was another tracking update, so the cases should be TFR this week.

I'll be sending out the other 3 cases directly in a day or two myself.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #597 on: Mon, 28 October 2013, 14:48:26 »
Sweet!

So, this is the debugging and test phase I guess?

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #598 on: Mon, 28 October 2013, 14:55:18 »
So how much will a GHPad cost in total without switches?

This thread is quite long and the OP hasn't changed at all

GHpad is going to be super cheap.  No reason not to get one.

Guess I can afford this and your 31 key pad

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #599 on: Mon, 28 October 2013, 15:03:34 »
My case is out for delivery. :D

Will post pics when it's here, which should be in the next hour.