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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #700 on: Wed, 13 November 2013, 18:26:23 »
Bah, flip is flipping out on this computer.   Probably some x64 incompatibility or something.  Sigh. 

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #701 on: Wed, 13 November 2013, 19:17:54 »
Just double checking, but the plate has the tabs for allowing the switch top to come off, right?

Yup, the little cutouts are there.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #702 on: Wed, 13 November 2013, 20:25:06 »
I think I found the issue, although I didn't really look into it to deep.  I fired off a quick test build (attached).  See if it works, pretty please? :)
Contains this simple test map:
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This is working.  Thanks!  Now I just need to finish putting parts on...


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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #703 on: Wed, 13 November 2013, 20:29:08 »
I think I found the issue, although I didn't really look into it to deep.  I fired off a quick test build (attached).  See if it works, pretty please? :)
Contains this simple test map:
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This is working.  Thanks!  Now I just need to finish putting parts on...

Awesome! Would you mind listing the problems that need fixing? That way other people building Prototype A will know and we can fix those problems for the final design.
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #704 on: Wed, 13 November 2013, 21:26:20 »
I think I found the issue, although I didn't really look into it to deep.  I fired off a quick test build (attached).  See if it works, pretty please? :)
Contains this simple test map:
(Attachment Link)


This is working.  Thanks!  Now I just need to finish putting parts on...

Awesome! Would you mind listing the problems that need fixing? That way other people building Prototype A will know and we can fix those problems for the final design.

So far, only problem I've run into is I didn't size the pads correctly for the SOD-123 diodes and the missing silkscreen for C4 and R5.  Oh, and tweaking the pad length on the USB connector would be nice, because the pins are kind of underneath the connector.  Also I need a magnifier... and that crystal was annoying to put on.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #705 on: Wed, 13 November 2013, 21:29:13 »
Yeah I hate those crystals heh. 

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #706 on: Wed, 13 November 2013, 21:41:29 »
This is working.  Thanks!

Cool.  Updated keymap app (keymap_20131113) attached to OP here

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #707 on: Wed, 13 November 2013, 21:50:09 »
ugh, I'm really sad since I can't assemble mine until my flux comes in the mail.
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #708 on: Wed, 13 November 2013, 22:19:46 »
ugh, I'm really sad since I can't assemble mine until my flux comes in the mail.
o god this reminds me i forgot to buy flux with my tip

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #709 on: Wed, 13 November 2013, 22:53:14 »
ugh, I'm really sad since I can't assemble mine until my flux comes in the mail.
o god this reminds me i forgot to buy flux with my tip

sigh

IT FEELS SO BAD. And of course I had to get the one from china, which takes two to three weeks to ship.
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #710 on: Wed, 13 November 2013, 22:54:27 »
ugh, I'm really sad since I can't assemble mine until my flux comes in the mail.
o god this reminds me i forgot to buy flux with my tip

sigh

IT FEELS SO BAD. And of course I had to get the one from china, which takes two to three weeks to ship.
Luckily I have Amazon Prime so I can buy some MGChem flux and get it here by Saturday :>

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #711 on: Wed, 13 November 2013, 22:58:03 »
ugh, I'm really sad since I can't assemble mine until my flux comes in the mail.
o god this reminds me i forgot to buy flux with my tip

sigh

IT FEELS SO BAD. And of course I had to get the one from china, which takes two to three weeks to ship.
Luckily I have Amazon Prime so I can buy some MGChem flux and get it here by Saturday :>
</3 It was impossible to find that stuff on amazon.ca. I had to settle for a kester flux pen.
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #712 on: Wed, 13 November 2013, 23:16:20 »
ugh, I'm really sad since I can't assemble mine until my flux comes in the mail.
o god this reminds me i forgot to buy flux with my tip

sigh

IT FEELS SO BAD. And of course I had to get the one from china, which takes two to three weeks to ship.
Luckily I have Amazon Prime so I can buy some MGChem flux and get it here by Saturday :>
</3 It was impossible to find that stuff on amazon.ca. I had to settle for a kester flux pen.

They are not the best prices, but they have pretty much everything you would need at ABRA and they will ship to you (where are you located?). 

http://www.abra-electronics.com/categories/Soldering/Flux-And-Flux-Removers/

I bought all my RasPi stuff from them and I recently picked up a bunch of solder gear from them as well.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #713 on: Wed, 13 November 2013, 23:49:08 »
ugh, I'm really sad since I can't assemble mine until my flux comes in the mail.
o god this reminds me i forgot to buy flux with my tip

sigh

IT FEELS SO BAD. And of course I had to get the one from china, which takes two to three weeks to ship.
Luckily I have Amazon Prime so I can buy some MGChem flux and get it here by Saturday :>
</3 It was impossible to find that stuff on amazon.ca. I had to settle for a kester flux pen.

They are not the best prices, but they have pretty much everything you would need at ABRA and they will ship to you (where are you located?). 

http://www.abra-electronics.com/categories/Soldering/Flux-And-Flux-Removers/

I bought all my RasPi stuff from them and I recently picked up a bunch of solder gear from them as well.
Ah.. darn I wish I knew about them a little earlier. Is it possible to cancel an ebay order?
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #714 on: Thu, 14 November 2013, 16:33:55 »
I got my parts in the mail.. Everything looks top-notch. Thank you! I should be able to work on assembly this weekend.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #715 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 10:05:03 »
So has anyone else got these? USPS seems to be taking there sweet time.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #716 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 10:06:16 »
still waiting for mine QQ

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #717 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 10:10:15 »
So has anyone else got these? USPS seems to be taking there sweet time.

Yea I have no idea why they are taking so long. I'll be going to the local post office yet again to see what's up.
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #718 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 10:10:36 »
Stupid Tapatalk!  (Sorry for the double post)
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #719 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 10:11:43 »
So has anyone else got these? USPS seems to be taking there sweet time.

Yea I have no idea why they are taking so long. I'll be going to the local post office yet again to see what's up.


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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #720 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 10:15:34 »
cant wait to get mine
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #721 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 10:22:13 »
So I had mine working the other day with everything but switches to verify the firmware from  metalliqaz.  I put it on the work area to mount it in the case and start putting on switches and I knocked it down onto the floor, and now it's not working anymore.  Anyway, until I inspect every solder joint, guess it'll be a while before I can report back anything fun.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #722 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 10:30:17 »
:(

If you have a multimeter (you should), the continuity check is your friend.  But yes, sounds like a cold solder joint was broken when it fell.  Sorry dude T_T

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« Reply #723 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 10:52:15 »
:(

If you have a multimeter (you should), the continuity check is your friend.  But yes, sounds like a cold solder joint was broken when it fell.  Sorry dude T_T

I hate to admit it, but I just wasn't in the mood to go probing everything :(


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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #724 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 12:38:10 »
The tracking on my GHPad is still stuck on "Electronic Shipping Info Received" T_T

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #725 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 22:32:23 »
The tracking on my GHPad is still stuck on "Electronic Shipping Info Received" T_T

Yeah TFR said the last time he went to check that the post office said they didn't scan them or something.

Also I'm not sure what particular USPS shipping method was used but I'm pretty confident it should have been here by now. I've gotten plenty of things I have purchased in the last week and they have all came from all over.

Maybe there is a texas USPS worker hoarding keyboard stuffs.
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #726 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 22:38:33 »
Gone forever.  Always use insurance.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #727 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 22:41:06 »
Gone forever.  Always use insurance.

USPS insurance is about worthless and since nothing was scanned to begin with they wouldn't honor it anyways.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #728 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 22:42:48 »
Gah... I'm pretty sure it's gone forever too. TFR told me the same thing, and he told me that they said it would be delivered last week.

This sucks. :(

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« Reply #729 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 22:42:53 »
That's a good point.  Bastards

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« Reply #730 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 22:44:10 »


 :(

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #731 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 22:52:46 »
Well USPS called and said they did not ship the packages due to me using the incorrect boxes???? They said they would deliver the 7 packages back to my house. They still haven't arrived so I'll be going to the post office AGAIN to see what the problem is. I'm getting tired of your **** USPS.
So everyone chill out, all is not lost yet.
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #732 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 22:53:35 »
Well USPS called and said they did not ship the packages due to me using the incorrect boxes???? They said they would deliver the 7 packages back to my house. They still haven't arrived so I'll be going to the post office AGAIN to see what the problem is. I'm getting tired of your **** USPS.
what?? :eek:
how could they not ship because "incorrect boxes"?

thanks for a bit of hope TFR, was getting worried :(
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #733 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 22:54:11 »
Is that normal?

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #734 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 22:55:24 »
yeah you can't ship priority boxes using first class, or at least your not supposed to.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #735 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 22:57:41 »
yeah you can't ship priority boxes using first class, or at least your not supposed to.

Been doing that for two years now and I've never had an issue.
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #736 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 22:58:29 »
yeah you can't ship priority boxes using first class, or at least your not supposed to.
oh, I thought it was something else. not priority through first class.

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« Reply #737 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 23:03:13 »
yeah you can't ship priority boxes using first class, or at least your not supposed to.

Been doing that for two years now and I've never had an issue.

I think they must be cracking down on it. But you think they would have said something sooner.

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #738 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 23:05:59 »
WAIT REALLY????

A couple years back when I was shipping a bunch of stuff, I always used my own boxes instead of using the priority mail boxes. The one time I needed one of those boxes(a triangular prism box that was really long) I blacked out all the parts saying priority mail. Wish I knew about that earlier, like 5 years earlier

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #739 on: Mon, 18 November 2013, 23:23:04 »
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 :(
Mine is still at this state, but as TFR said it looks to be resolvable, thank god. Post offices can be a prick. Indian post office says, if package is more than two kg, it has to be wrapped in cloth and sewed. Weird.

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« Reply #740 on: Tue, 19 November 2013, 07:55:52 »
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« Reply #741 on: Tue, 19 November 2013, 08:05:20 »
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 :(
Mine is still at this state, but as TFR said it looks to be resolvable, thank god. Post offices can be a prick. Indian post office says, if package is more than two kg, it has to be wrapped in cloth and sewed. Weird.

OK you win for weirdest postal system :P

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #742 on: Tue, 19 November 2013, 08:16:34 »
There's nothing wrong with the PO.  The priority flat rate box was created to make things easier.  One price gets you shipping, tracking, and easy packing.  If you don't use the priority label you're just taking free packing supplies. 

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #743 on: Tue, 19 November 2013, 08:18:00 »
I wonder why mine made it... maybe it was wrapped in burlap and stitched...

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« Reply #744 on: Thu, 21 November 2013, 19:25:00 »
"This thing is awesome" is what I'd say if I could grab some time to poke at it with the fluke and figure out what I broke :'(...  Anyway, I thought this might motivate me...

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #745 on: Thu, 21 November 2013, 20:04:08 »
Can't wait to get my hands on one of these, my finicky nature won't allow me to buy a 6 row keypad because it looks weird next to my Pure.
It's a good width!  If it's half-width it's too narrow, and full-width is too wide. 

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #746 on: Thu, 21 November 2013, 20:32:51 »
Got my flux pen and my bumpers for the bottom. Now to wait for the PCB and stuffs. :D

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #747 on: Thu, 21 November 2013, 21:15:59 »
Well I was able to rescue the packages from the post office today. They have been repackaged and will go out in the mail tomorrow.  :thumb:

"This thing is awesome" is what I'd say if I could grab some time to poke at it with the fluke and figure out what I broke :'(...  Anyway, I thought this might motivate me...

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Looks amazing regack! Now I just need to finish mine...
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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #748 on: Thu, 21 November 2013, 21:21:25 »
TFR don't forget about that PM I sent you!

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Re: GHpad FTW (10-Key Pad for GH60)
« Reply #749 on: Thu, 21 November 2013, 21:25:51 »
TFR don't forget about that PM I sent you!

Yup, yours is on my desk right now! Hopefully I'll have time to finish yours and mine GHpad this weekend.
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