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BYOKBD Kit
« on: Tue, 03 December 2013, 21:28:34 »
I am making a list for Building Your Own Keyboard, so I can make a kit for a good cost.  Let me know if there is anything needed.

Right now, I have the following:

Cherry MX Switches:
Black
Blue
Brown
Clear

Springs
Switch Stickers
Lube
and Stabilizers

The kit should be going for around $80-85.



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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 03 December 2013, 21:31:32 »
Great idea! I've been pulling these things together from various places already in anticipation of doing just this. I definitely would've just bought from Originative for ~$85.

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 03 December 2013, 21:32:41 »
MX green switches?
LEDs?
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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 03 December 2013, 21:36:31 »
cool

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 03 December 2013, 21:37:32 »
MX green switches?
LEDs?

LEDs, that is worth acquiring.  Red, Green, Blue, and White for starters maybe?  These should be cheap.

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 03 December 2013, 21:39:22 »
MX green switches?
LEDs?

LEDs, that is worth acquiring.  Red, Green, Blue, and White for starters maybe?  These should be cheap.

Yes. It would also be brilliant to buy the LED covers as well. On white LEDs, these can project most colors.

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 03 December 2013, 21:46:35 »
height=478]http://i.imgur.com/hNFQNpCh.jpg[/img]

I should really consider making a watermark

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« Reply #7 on: Tue, 03 December 2013, 21:55:23 »
height=478]http://i.imgur.com/hNFQNpCh.jpg[/img]

I should really consider making a watermark

Congrats on taking the photo.

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 03 December 2013, 22:00:04 »
height=478]http://i.imgur.com/hNFQNpCh.jpg[/img]

I should really consider making a watermark

Congrats on taking the photo.

You can use it, I have no problems. Just find it funny that people want to use my sh*tty photos. I suck at photography

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 03 December 2013, 22:00:55 »
Will you also be selling stabilizers separately?

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 03 December 2013, 22:04:13 »
You can use it, I have no problems. Just find it funny that people want to use my sh*tty photos. I suck at photography

Not that it matters, but it's a good photo. I just used the first one I found on the forum.

@sherry
There is a lot of demand for these LED covers here in the West. You, as a vendor, have the ability to purchase mass quantities and resell them to us. It would bring yet another reason for someone to shop at your business. In regards to the BYOK, these LED covers and LEDs themselves can be an addon option.

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 03 December 2013, 22:26:33 »
As a complete noob, I would say that it would also be very beneficial to include some form of instruction manual with the kit.. that way someone like myself wouldn't feel so overwhelmed by the idea of putting a keyboard together. A solid instruction booklet thing would definitely ease things. (or just email some instructional .pdf to anyone that purchases one)  :thumb:

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 02:34:37 »
Wish this was out before I committed to a very large group buy!

Sherry, will you be selling the stabilizers separate? Both costar and Cherry variants?

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 06:42:37 »
Teensy or other custom controller by bpiphany/regack.

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 07:04:48 »
What about diodes and resistors?

Also any plans to offer soldering gear packs? Like solder, wick, flux etc?

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 07:14:14 »
What about diodes and resistors?

Also any plans to offer soldering gear packs? Like solder, wick, flux etc?

Perhaps Diodes will do.  No plans to stock solder.

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 07:45:16 »
Would buy a kit, I hope you will  stock pcb mounted stabilizers
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« Reply #17 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 08:11:04 »
Would buy a kit, I hope you will  stock pcb mounted stabilizers

Every kind of stabilizers
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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 08:55:23 »
MX green switches?
LEDs?

LEDs, that is worth acquiring.  Red, Green, Blue, and White for starters maybe?  These should be cheap.

Yes. It would also be brilliant to buy the LED covers as well. On white LEDs, these can project most colors.
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Would they go well with cherry keycaps? Have anyone tried this?

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 15:55:36 »
I do not think Costar stabilizers will be available.

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 16:02:33 »
can you sell PCB mounted cherry stabs seperately

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 16:04:46 »
What about diodes and resistors?

Also any plans to offer soldering gear packs? Like solder, wick, flux etc?

I could see him being the place to buy the upcoming starter kit kawa is beta testing right now.

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 16:08:16 »
Definitely separate Cherry stabilizers (like for those of us who ordered a Duck LightSaver).
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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 16:12:36 »
Definitely separate Cherry stabilizers (like for those of us who ordered a Duck LightSaver).

+1.  A source for these in the US would be awesome.

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« Reply #24 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 16:14:50 »
Definitely separate Cherry stabilizers (like for those of us who ordered a Duck LightSaver).

+1.  A source for these in the US would be awesome.

+1 and PCB mounted ones

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 17:53:12 »
Of course, these will probably go for $7-8.

It includes 8 mounts for 2 shifts, enter, backspace, 2x 0, num Enter, and 1 of each spacebar (winkey and winkeyless).

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 18:00:21 »
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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 18:02:21 »
Of course!

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 18:17:31 »
I wanted to buy sone lube and springs from your site.

Should I wait for this package?

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 18:33:20 »
Of course, these will probably go for $7-8.

It includes 8 mounts for 2 shifts, enter, backspace, 2x 0, num Enter, and 1 of each spacebar (winkey and winkeyless).

If you need a guinea pig for that item, let me know!  I need some spacebar wires but I'm too chicken to bend them myself.   ;D

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« Reply #30 on: Wed, 04 December 2013, 18:37:39 »
I wanted to buy sone lube and springs from your site.

Should I wait for this package?

Depends on what else you need of course.

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 05 December 2013, 10:25:41 »
Will you sell PCB cherry stabs seperately from the BYOB kit?

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« Reply #32 on: Thu, 05 December 2013, 11:35:02 »
Will you sell PCB cherry stabs seperately from the BYOB kit?

Look back one page...

Of course, these will probably go for $7-8.

It includes 8 mounts for 2 shifts, enter, backspace, 2x 0, num Enter, and 1 of each spacebar (winkey and winkeyless).

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 06 December 2013, 17:26:52 »
When are you getting more thick lube?

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Re: BYOKBD Kit
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 06 December 2013, 20:03:06 »
I think it would be cool to have PCBs available. *cough* GH60 *cough*

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« Reply #35 on: Fri, 06 December 2013, 20:04:16 »
I think it would be cool to have PCBs available. *cough* GH60 *cough*

GH60 isn't finalized yet...

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« Reply #36 on: Fri, 06 December 2013, 20:05:22 »
GH60 isn't finalized yet...

I meant when it becomes available. Much like how mechanicalkeyboards.com sells Phantom PCBs.