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Offline justnits

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #100 on: Thu, 13 March 2014, 11:16:07 »
i'm wondering, do we get to choose what colours for the smd led?
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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #101 on: Thu, 13 March 2014, 12:05:13 »
The default is red LED.  No colour choices, sorry.

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #102 on: Sat, 15 March 2014, 07:33:27 »
anyway i submitted order.
do check if it's there :) thanks!
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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #103 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 13:48:16 »
anyway i submitted order.
do check if it's there :) thanks!

I got it, no worries :)

I'm going to start invoicing later today.

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #104 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 15:34:14 »
This is really tempting, a seriously sexy board

I wonder what a full black one looks like..

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #105 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 15:40:50 »
This is really tempting, a seriously sexy board

I wonder what a full black one looks like..

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #106 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 15:42:59 »
This is really tempting, a seriously sexy board

I wonder what a full black one looks like..

You can see it here:  http://duck0113.tistory.com/86

Thanks. Now I'd have to decide between all black or all silver....certainly a sexy board :)

I also just remembered I owe you a photo  :))

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #107 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 15:44:46 »
"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life"

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #108 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 15:45:16 »

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #109 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 21:07:21 »
Invoices sent. 

You can still send in orders, of course. :)

These are really heavy after packing, about 3.29 KG.
« Last Edit: Sun, 16 March 2014, 21:13:09 by elton5354 »

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #110 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 21:10:35 »
Thanks for organizing this ^^
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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #111 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 21:13:14 »
Thank you! Paid!

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #112 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 21:59:05 »
Thank you for organizing this. Paid.

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #113 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 23:10:00 »
is anyone planning to design acrylic case and plate for this?
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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #114 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 23:19:16 »
is anyone planning to design acrylic case and plate for this?

It looks like a typical TKL with the 1.5x1x1.5x7x setup, so I'd assume they work with current plates and cases designed for those layouts

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #115 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 23:34:46 »
Wow that thing is pretty.  I need to poke around on the GB threads more...

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #116 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 23:36:12 »
So all I need to get now is switches, stabilizers, and potentially LEDs for key backlighting (do I need resistors too?).  Naive question, but what LEDs are compatible?

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #117 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 23:39:44 »
So all I need to get now is switches, stabilizers, and potentially LEDs for key backlighting (do I need resistors too?).  Naive question, but what LEDs are compatible?

i'm unsure about resistors. but i strongly believe they should be there already.
as for LED...3mm led (round head) or 2x3x4 led (square).
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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #118 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 23:46:52 »
So all I need to get now is switches, stabilizers, and potentially LEDs for key backlighting (do I need resistors too?).  Naive question, but what LEDs are compatible?

Resistors are pre-soldered already.  I'm pretty sure the resistors are the same as the ones from lightsaver, butterfly, etc.

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #119 on: Sun, 16 March 2014, 23:50:47 »
I wonder is anyone trying to design a casing for this orion pcb?
I believe this pcb on a matte clear arylic casing is a kill :)

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #120 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 00:23:49 »
Ordered Silver top with black base.  Think that will look nice?
Pretty sure I want silver, not sure of the base though.

Edit: I'm thinking it will be too much of a contrast.  I'm going to switch to silver with gray base.
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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #121 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 00:35:10 »
Ordered Silver top with black base.  Think that will look nice?
Pretty sure I want silver, not sure of the base though.

Edit: I'm thinking it will be too much of a contrast.  I'm going to switch to silver with gray base.

Sure, I'll update it.  You did the order form right btw.  The PCB and plate are extra orders.

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #122 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 06:06:24 »
Hi elton,
sorry if this question was answered but I couldn't find it :X
may I know is this orion's plate universal which means applicable to other pcb as well (eg A87)?
it does support 86 and 87 layout right?

thanks!

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #123 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 06:18:23 »
any chance we can see what a full grey one looks like? as mentioned previously the grey in the pictures look different to the grey in the viper pictures so i was wondering if we can get clarification as to which grey it would be.

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #124 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 10:13:17 »
You can have it winkey (87 keys) or winkeyless (86 keys). I don't know if it fits other PCBs....

I'll try to ask for some pictures of a full gray case

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #125 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 12:46:29 »
WK/WKL: http://duck0113.tistory.com/87

I think gray is the same as for the Viper (looks bluish in most photos)

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #126 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 12:56:39 »
WK/WKL: http://duck0113.tistory.com/87

I think gray is the same as for the Viper (looks bluish in most photos)

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I believe the grey we're looking for is this one below, if I'm not mistaken. And that viper picture's grey might just be due to the lighting in the room.

If it's not, I wouldn't fret too much, just tell elton that you want a different colour
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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #127 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 13:35:36 »
thanks for clarification about the plate layout :D
now I am thinking whether I should buy the pcb + plate alone and get a acrylic casing... afraid that the plate need special mounting

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #128 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 15:36:58 »
I'd go for full silver, and probably end up anodizing it purple anyway to make my unit 01 board ;)

If I do decide to pull the trigger and order it'll be last minute :X
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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #129 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 15:53:19 »
Hey, sorry, one more question before I pony up.  What is the production schedule?  I don't see that in the OP.  thanks

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #130 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 16:10:00 »
I've been told it would be ready sometime next week or about 2 weeks after I started this group buy.

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #131 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 17:23:12 »
Wow, certainly didn't expect that.  I figured you'd say, like, June.
thanks

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #132 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 17:30:07 »
Same, very happy to hear it's so soon.

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #133 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 17:46:25 »
When are orders closing then? ;)
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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #134 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 17:47:41 »
When are orders closing then? ;)

That's in the OP. This week.

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #135 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 18:16:06 »
Seems like Korea Post raised their rates since Butterfly group buy.  I was using their old chart, oh well. I'll be using the new chart from now on for new invoices.  It's only a couple dollars difference anyways.

http://www.koreapost.go.kr/eng/sub/subpage.jsp?contId=e1020300

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #136 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 18:41:14 »
And about the gray for Orion, it's different from Viper/Eagle's bluish gray.

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #137 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 18:52:38 »
Man. And shipping to the US is already so killer. Are we remotely close to a North American proxy making sense?

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #138 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 18:58:06 »
Currently there are 5 US orders. I can ship them together.

2 Orions are about 5.5-6kg, so 5 Orions would be around 15kg which is about $152 USD (161,700 WON)

Add about 3kg for each additional Orion set.
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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #139 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 19:58:55 »
Currently there are 5 US orders. I can ship them together.

2 Orions are about 5.5-6kg, so 5 Orions would be around 15kg which is about $152 USD (161,700 WON)

Add about 3kg for each additional Orion set.

Based on those numbers it doesn't seem like proxying would save each individual much more than $10-$15. ($152 / 5 -> 30.40 + $18 flat rate worst case = $48.40 instead of ~$61)

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #140 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 20:06:26 »
Up to you guys if you want the proxy.  It'd be better to get one of you guys to proxy instead of Nubs since he's not getting one even though he offered to help..

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #141 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 20:09:56 »
Yeah, sadly $400+ is way too rich for me.  It would be better to get one of the buyers to proxy.  I'd be more than willing to proxy if no buyer wants to step up, but I can't swing the price for the keyboard.

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #142 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 20:21:31 »
Yeah, sadly $400+ is way too rich for me.  It would be better to get one of the buyers to proxy.  I'd be more than willing to proxy if no buyer wants to step up, but I can't swing the price for the keyboard.

I can proxy if you'd be kind enough to lend packing and procedure advice nubbinator.

EDIT: Only if the rest of the US orderers think it will be worth it.
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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #143 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 21:14:03 »

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #144 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 21:18:26 »
Not sure I'm comfortable with a proxy :/

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #145 on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 21:37:54 »
I can proxy if you'd be kind enough to lend packing and procedure advice nubbinator.

EDIT: Only if the rest of the US orderers think it will be worth it.

Packing advice:

1.  Did you use enough padding/bubblewrap/packaging material?  If you said no, add more.  If you said yes, add more.

2.  This fits perfectly in this box!  No it doesn't.  Unless the person isn't willing to spend a little more on a bigger box for more packaging, the box is too small if it just fits.  If the PCB touches both ends of the box or is with 1/8", the box is too small.

3. Surely this PCB will be fine just in bubble wrap, right?  No.  With smaller PCBs, it can be, but with a 60% or bigger, always wrap it in bubble wrap, sandwich it between some cardboard, and wrap some more.

4.  Voids in packaging are fine, right?  I mean, I have all this bubblewrap and other packaging to protect it.  No, you don't.  It can be peanuts, wadded up newspaper, whatever, the stuff shouldn't be able to bang around in the package.  Shifting is okay, not full on moving.

Procedure advice:

1. Ship, at minimum, USPS Priority.  No First Class, no Parcel Post.

2.  Collect money via Paypal and buy shipping through Paypal.

3.  Offer shipping insurance at the going rate if they want it.  Explicitly state in the invoice that you are not responsible for any damaged or property lost in transit if they do not pay extra for the shipping insurance except in cases of negligence.

4.  Document everything.  Show how you packed it and shipped it.

It sounds scary, but it really isn't if you take the time to do it right.

Not sure I'm comfortable with a proxy :/

You should be able to have it shipped direct to you.  There were a few last time with the Butterfly pad.  It's a little more expensive, but it can be done.

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #146 on: Tue, 18 March 2014, 03:09:25 »
Hi elton5354,

I'm interested in this keyboard, one of the best looking keyboard I've ever seen! However, I'm living in Japan and don't know how to build the keyboard, I don't know anyone that can help me too. Do you know anyone in Korea that can do this (fully build the keyboard) and ship to Japan?

Thanks!
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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #147 on: Tue, 18 March 2014, 05:54:12 »
Hi elton5354,

I'm interested in this keyboard, one of the best looking keyboard I've ever seen! However, I'm living in Japan and don't know how to build the keyboard, I don't know anyone that can help me too. Do you know anyone in Korea that can do this (fully build the keyboard) and ship to Japan?

Thanks!
I think you may look for gon or zenuty, they are pretty good in providing services to fellow ghers :)

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #148 on: Tue, 18 March 2014, 07:01:32 »

Hi elton5354,

I'm interested in this keyboard, one of the best looking keyboard I've ever seen! However, I'm living in Japan and don't know how to build the keyboard, I don't know anyone that can help me too. Do you know anyone in Korea that can do this (fully build the keyboard) and ship to Japan?

Thanks!
I think you may look for gon or zenuty, they are pretty good in providing services to fellow ghers :)

Yeah, you can message either of them to confirm everything then let me know. I can have it shipped within South Korea. I have done this before with butterfly key pad. Shipping was like $6 to them + shipping to you.

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Re: Orion TKL Group Buy
« Reply #149 on: Tue, 18 March 2014, 08:19:10 »
Hi elton5354,

I'm interested in this keyboard, one of the best looking keyboard I've ever seen! However, I'm living in Japan and don't know how to build the keyboard, I don't know anyone that can help me too. Do you know anyone in Korea that can do this (fully build the keyboard) and ship to Japan?

Thanks!


Duck's relatives living in Japan.

and He(Duck) told me. "I will assemble and ship!".

If you pay the price for the assembly and shipping Cost.

Don't worry.