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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #300 on: Mon, 31 March 2014, 22:19:48 »
My current firmware setup:


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Fn toggle (gaming layout)


Fn2 is being worked on, going to be bootloader stuff and general other keys that aren't used as often but still important

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #301 on: Tue, 01 April 2014, 06:58:23 »
Pictures looking really great guys!  Pacifist, do you have a bigger one of your avatar?  It looks really sweet

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #302 on: Tue, 01 April 2014, 07:54:19 »
Did you pickup your order Qaz?

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #303 on: Tue, 01 April 2014, 08:11:57 »
I'm in line at the post office now.  Huge line, nobody working the desks.  F'ing government...

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #304 on: Tue, 01 April 2014, 08:13:46 »
I'm in line at the post office now.  Huge line, nobody working the desks.  F'ing government...

Preaching to the choir bro

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #305 on: Tue, 01 April 2014, 08:17:08 »
I received my case yesterday. Thanks MOZ!
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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #306 on: Tue, 01 April 2014, 08:23:32 »
Welcome, looking forward to built pads.

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #307 on: Tue, 01 April 2014, 13:51:51 »
Pictures looking really great guys!  Pacifist, do you have a bigger one of your avatar?  It looks really sweet

I will take better ones tomorrow. Every time I have a chance to take a pic, its too dark out :'(

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #308 on: Thu, 03 April 2014, 00:58:26 »
Fun with LEDs with the new case I got today.  Looking forward to getting that layer or two fixed.  That or I'll see if I can fix it manually.



I missed a solder point, but it's mostly together, just missing stabs and a few small things...like a cap set.

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #309 on: Thu, 03 April 2014, 05:10:54 »
Wow.  Much nice. How?

Can you post a side shot so I can see which layers need recut.

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #310 on: Thu, 03 April 2014, 09:08:54 »
Wow.  Much nice. How?

Can you post a side shot so I can see which layers need recut.

Holes man, holes.  They go both ways.

I'll do that later.  The layer beneath the top layer definitely needs to be re-cut and the middle layer may need to be recut, but I' need to see a proper 2nd layer first to see if it needs to be cut down.

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #311 on: Thu, 03 April 2014, 13:27:32 »
Here is HakFoo's case side view:


And Pacifist's:


Now, HakFoo was able to it fit two layers on top and two below PCB, and Pacifist only one on top and two below. The difference arises due to thickness of the actual acrylic in the two cases.

Alright, so I think one of the middle layers with the USB cutout should work fine for everybody. Now, I was seeing if this would work and it should, however the inner wall between screw hole and PCB cutout will be almost negligible, and as stated earlier, this should be a non-issue because of pressure from above and below layers. But shipping will be and they might break easily. So what I propose of everyone is okay with this is that I have the correct size cutout for the PCB but near the holes, I will have tabs so they are as thick as earlier and you can file those 2-3mm tabs down. I will also suggest everyone take two of these layers.

Now for the colors:
- Most people had clear matte or black matte except jdcarpe, Pacifist, metalliqaz.
- jdcarpe, you had orange layer just below the top, would you be fine in using all clear matte? I can get you two layers in the amended design and one in the older design (To replace bottom orange). Or do you want to go with the orange? Please PM me.
- Pacifist, I don't see you using the pink layer! I think if we get you the clear matte layer to go below the top, then you can sandwich your pink layer there.
- metalliqaz, one of your cases was white, so how do you want to proceed?

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #312 on: Thu, 03 April 2014, 15:08:04 »
I got two on top and two on bottom. But doing so I purposely broke the layer above the pcb (as I already soldered the plate to the switches)

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #313 on: Thu, 03 April 2014, 15:12:43 »
But where's the pink layer? Or is that the one you broke?

What I want to know is what do you need to make your case 100% complete?

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #314 on: Thu, 03 April 2014, 15:19:35 »
The red layer is now below the blue top layer and that is the one I broke

All I need is one layer that is around the thickness of the PCB. I can live with the broken red layer for now

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #315 on: Thu, 03 April 2014, 15:36:17 »
Clear matte will do?

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #316 on: Thu, 03 April 2014, 22:26:07 »
Moz, how many of the longer screws were we supposed to get?  I only got 4 of them.

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #317 on: Thu, 03 April 2014, 22:28:03 »
Clear matte will do?

Could we do blue?

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #318 on: Thu, 03 April 2014, 22:28:58 »
You only need two, those were for the feet, I put in two extra. For the case itself, the small ones are enough,

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #319 on: Thu, 03 April 2014, 22:42:05 »
Ok.  I was asking because the short ones seem to barely reach the brass f/f standoff , so I didn't know if it was supposed to have one side with longer ones.

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #320 on: Fri, 04 April 2014, 18:19:16 »
So is the case acryllic sheets only or is there a complete 3-D model?  I've got some free 3D printing I can get off of someone and need a keypad to go along with my CODE I'm getting in the mail soon, even if it is a cheaply printed one.

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #321 on: Sun, 06 April 2014, 06:26:59 »
Ok.  I was asking because the short ones seem to barely reach the brass f/f standoff , so I didn't know if it was supposed to have one side with longer ones.

You might have to slightly adjust the position of the brass so it sits in a way that it is able to grasp both the screws tight enough, but it can, I tested most of the cases.

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #322 on: Sun, 06 April 2014, 06:54:30 »
Here is the fixed layer:

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #323 on: Mon, 07 April 2014, 01:31:12 »
Honestly, I'm fine without a replacement layer, so don't bother making one for me.

Here's a shot with caps... disposing of some of my Crap Bag DSA stuff.



Really, only the top row has a serious use-- Menu, Fn, play-pause, previous. next. mute... and the volume up/down  and "Bass Boost" on the left column.  The main numpad area is left as default but covered with awesome legends.

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #324 on: Mon, 07 April 2014, 01:43:12 »
As you say, I am happy you are enjoying it! :)

So, who needs replacements? So far:
- Moz: One middle layer - clear matte
- JDCarpe: Custom design - clear matte 3 layers

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #325 on: Mon, 07 April 2014, 18:38:51 »
I won't need a layer

going to get a 3d printer in ~a month and going to 3D print what I need

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #326 on: Mon, 07 April 2014, 18:59:13 »
3d printer, niiice

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #327 on: Mon, 07 April 2014, 20:24:40 »
I took a dremel to mine and then block sanded the layer to make it useable.

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #328 on: Mon, 07 April 2014, 20:42:09 »
I was planning to do the dremel thing also.

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #329 on: Wed, 23 April 2014, 05:05:52 »
Any chance to get my hands on one of these?
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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #330 on: Wed, 23 April 2014, 13:11:50 »
Any chance to get my hands on one of these?

I have ordered new ATmega32U4 chips so I should be able to build up the last few examples in the remaining weeks.  I've been getting flooded with requests for PCBs, so I'm not sure how the last three should be divided up.  I could also run another batch if there's enough interest.

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #331 on: Wed, 23 April 2014, 13:16:17 »
Any chance to get my hands on one of these?

I have ordered new ATmega32U4 chips so I should be able to build up the last few examples in the remaining weeks.  I've been getting flooded with requests for PCBs, so I'm not sure how the last three should be divided up.  I could also run another batch if there's enough interest.
I'm interested in one, but I'm willing to wait until the second batch though since a bunch of people probably asked before me.

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #332 on: Thu, 24 April 2014, 13:13:39 »
If you do another round, I would be interested in one. This looks like a cool device.

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #333 on: Wed, 07 May 2014, 18:07:18 »
Can anybody make me an STL file for this? Don't understand blender and all I got was nothing :'(

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #334 on: Wed, 07 May 2014, 21:30:49 »
People need to stop changing their avatars. I recognize some people here by picture not name :)

If it was not for this thread and seeing the Numpad picture in the OP I would not have remembered who metalliqaz was.

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #335 on: Wed, 07 May 2014, 21:32:10 »
btw sp is selling those dsa dolch numpad sets for $10...perfect for qazpad. Plus I bought 12 windowed caps for the other macros

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #336 on: Tue, 13 May 2014, 14:03:51 »
I'd like to build a qazpad.  Where can I purchase the PCB, case, and other essential qazpad components? I like the design of the one nubbinator posted.
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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #337 on: Tue, 13 May 2014, 14:11:44 »
At the moment, nowhere.  I'm trying to find the time to build up the last few boards for sale, but it is slow going.

Perhaps I will create an [IC] thread for a round 2.  I have had many requests about it.

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #338 on: Tue, 13 May 2014, 14:13:27 »
At the moment, nowhere.  I'm trying to find the time to build up the last few boards for sale, but it is slow going.

Perhaps I will create an [IC] thread for a round 2.  I have had many requests about it.
I'd be in for one if you do an interest check. ;)

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #339 on: Tue, 13 May 2014, 17:44:28 »
Can anybody make me an STL file for this? Don't understand blender and all I got was nothing :'(

Anybody? My CAD is ****. Just need the middle layer that has been revised

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #340 on: Sat, 17 May 2014, 06:13:21 »
At the moment, nowhere.  I'm trying to find the time to build up the last few boards for sale, but it is slow going.

Perhaps I will create an [IC] thread for a round 2.  I have had many requests about it.
I'd be in for one if you do an interest check. ;)

I would also be in.

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #341 on: Sat, 17 May 2014, 20:45:21 »
At the moment, nowhere.  I'm trying to find the time to build up the last few boards for sale, but it is slow going.

Perhaps I will create an [IC] thread for a round 2.  I have had many requests about it.

I would be in for a round 2 qazpad

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #342 on: Tue, 20 May 2014, 22:26:48 »
Can anybody make me an STL file for this? Don't understand blender and all I got was nothing :'(

Anybody? My CAD is ****. Just need the middle layer that has been revised

Comeon, somebody must be better than me at CAD work...I'm absolute ****. I NEED DIS QAZPAD FULLY FUNCTIONAL :'(

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #343 on: Wed, 21 May 2014, 03:06:03 »
I can do CAD, but I've never done PCB work with it. Is that what you need, a PCB construction?

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #344 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 17:10:37 »
I can do CAD, but I've never done PCB work with it. Is that what you need, a PCB construction?

Its for the case work, no PCB work. Just need a revised middle layer

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #345 on: Sat, 24 May 2014, 17:16:36 »
Sure, I can help with that.  I'll send you a PM.

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #346 on: Wed, 28 May 2014, 14:14:40 »
I've attached the DXF and STL CAD version of the fixed "Standard border" layer in case anyone else wants it.

* standard_border.DXF (26.66 kB - downloaded 87 times.)
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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #347 on: Thu, 17 July 2014, 16:21:22 »
metalliqaz,
 Any progress on making a new batch for sale?

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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #348 on: Fri, 18 July 2014, 11:01:47 »
i'm in for the 2nd round of qazpad
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Re: Prototyping: Custom extended numpad (31 key)
« Reply #349 on: Fri, 15 August 2014, 14:31:44 »
By the lack of response, I'm assuming this project is dead for now. :(
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