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Offline worldspawn

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Houndstooth Keyboard Kit (QMK Compatible)

Join the buy here https://www.etsy.com/listing/717316405/








Case Options
Basic case

Full case

High Profile Case



This is a Group buy, and will ship 6-8 weeks after the close date on July 25th

Playing on the theme from the Plaid and RoMac keyboard kits, this is a split keyboard design featuring only through hole soldering for the end-user. Layout options http://tinyurl.com/y4qxt9c9

Pricing:

PCB set $18
Kit with basic case $35
Kit with full case $45
Kit with hi pro case $50


Houndstooth Keyboard Kit (QMK Compatible)
All the parts you need to build the Houndstooth keyboard except switches and keycaps, compatible with MX and choc keyswitches.
-2x Houndstooth PCBs (white PCB , black silkscreen, gold plated pads)
-1x case set (choose basic, full, or high profile, see below for description)
-1x hardware set for case
-1x Pro Micro microcontroller with headers (comes preprogrammed with a standard keymap, no programming necessary to get started!)
-diodes, ribbon connector, and other necessary electronics components



Basic case:
This includes just the bottom plate, sufficient to support the board and protect the soldered components from touching your desk.
includes necessary screws and standoffs

Full case:
Basic case plus plate and midlayers to enclose the electronics.

High profile case:
Same as the case above, but includes bezel pieces.

Cases are available in Clear, Black, or Gray.

Houndstooth PCB
-Just a pair of PCBs, included in the kit above, this is for individual PCBs or extra PCBs, this does not include the bottom layer.
« Last Edit: Thu, 26 September 2019, 23:30:13 by worldspawn »
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Offline worldspawn

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Album of case option photos here https://imgur.com/a/OMKmBSM
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I like this, pretty sure I'll be hopping on this GB when I get home today.
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- MW-01 -- Left-handed Numpad
- Full Split (Currently on hold)

Offline KuroTheCrazy

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These look great, in for one!

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This looks amazing. Love the ribbon cable, definitely in for one!

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For those interested, this would pair great with the RAMA Grid keycap set, and the buy for those just got extended till the 10th!

https://ramaworks.store/products/grid-set-a

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Last weekend for GB orders, closes Thursday!
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Thanks everyone, material and component orders have been placed.  Will update when things arrive.
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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Closed)
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 12:55:24 »
Quick update, PCBs and some of the electronics and hardware has arrived, I'll be starting to cut the cases soon.  Thanks!
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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Closed)
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 09:33:24 »
Quick update, PCBs and some of the electronics and hardware has arrived, I'll be starting to cut the cases soon.  Thanks!
Are there going to be extras? I'm pretty mad at myself for missing this one
HHKB Colemak masterrace

Offline worldspawn

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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Closed)
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 09:35:55 »
Yeah, I think there will be about a dozen extras
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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Closed)
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 09:57:41 »
Yeah, I think there will be about a dozen extras
uhhhh YEET
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For those interested, this would pair great with the RAMA Grid keycap set, and the buy for those just got extended till the 10th!

https://ramaworks.store/products/grid-set-a

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Oh wow these are still available to order!
So stoked for this keb too  ;D

Offline KuroTheCrazy

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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Closed)
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 13 September 2019, 14:54:16 »
Any update on this? Been about a month since the last one.

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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Closed)
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 13 September 2019, 15:00:05 »
Yep, All the parts are in, and I've got the cases cut for the black and clear kits, gray are all that's left then pack and ship. Expecting to start shipping this coming week!
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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Closed)
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 20:46:41 »


Packing them up now!
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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Closed)
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 20 September 2019, 22:02:23 »
hooray! can't wait!!

Offline chaoskills08

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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Closed)
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 21 September 2019, 14:57:17 »
Way too excited for this. First split, first ortho and first GB. Glad it was this one. Side note: Who will be showing this off on reddit? I definitely will be lol.
« Last Edit: Sun, 22 September 2019, 12:29:03 by chaoskills08 »

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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Closed)
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 12:30:27 »
Orders shipping now, about 2/3 of them should have tracking, planning on getting all of them done today/tomorrow.  Thanks everyone!  :thumb:
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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Shipping)
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 12:47:56 »
Holy hell, I'm salty I missed this.

PM me if you'd want to sell, otherwise I'll be waiting for round 2? Maybe OP has b stock?

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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Shipping)
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 22 September 2019, 23:04:50 »
First round of packages going out in the morning!



I do have some extras that I'll put up on my site FCFS probably in a week or so once I've caught up on some other backlogged work (also need more pro micros)
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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Shipping)
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 19:03:11 »
Important note!  If you have a high profile case, you will need to attach the pro micro flat on the board, do not put the plastic standoff on the header pins under the micro or the bezel parts won't fit over it! For the other case options this is not necessary.

tape the pro micro in place on top of the board, but don't cover all the pins


drop the pins in


tape over them


solder a couple of the pins that are exposed to hold the header in place


remove the tape and solder the rest of the top of the pins


clip the pins off on the back side


solder the back side
« Last Edit: Mon, 23 September 2019, 19:05:28 by worldspawn »
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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Shipping)
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 19:27:38 »
General assembly order:

Solder Pro Micro, reset switch, and Diodes

add stabilizers at this point as well if you are using them

put the spacer layer on, and drop in the hex standoffs, screw the round standoffs onto the threads under the PCB


place the plate on top and install the switches and 2x5 pin header, make sure the left header gap faces down, and the right half faces up



Solder in the switches, then install the bottom spacer over the standoffs, and then screw on the case bottom


last, install the case top screws and bezel layers for the high profile case.

The Pro micro is preprogrammed with this layout (it's missing some of the punctuation, sorry about that, so it'll need to be reflashed)

The QMK folder is avaialble here https://github.com/worldspawn00/Firmwares
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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Shipping)
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 24 September 2019, 13:07:37 »
Thank you for posting the guides, excited to get my hands on it!

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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Shipping)
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 17:12:52 »
Got mine in the mail today and put everything together without soldering (I will do it later, am at work) and good lord does this feel and look amazing. Absolute banger of a job WorldSpawn.
« Last Edit: Wed, 25 September 2019, 17:35:55 by chaoskills08 »

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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Shipping)
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 25 September 2019, 23:51:39 »
Working on a PR to get it into QMK/configurator now  :thumb:
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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Shipping)
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 26 September 2019, 23:29:48 »
All orders have shipped!  Thanks again everyone.  I'll have about a dozen extra kits up in my store once I get more pro micros in.
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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Shipping)
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 28 September 2019, 02:38:56 »
All orders have shipped!  Thanks again everyone.  I'll have about a dozen extra kits up in my store once I get more pro micros in.

Link? On Etsy, posted at the top of the thread.

What if I don't need a pro micro. I've got a couple spare (and I assume it's elite C compatible?).
« Last Edit: Sat, 28 September 2019, 02:44:05 by psxndc »

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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Shipping)
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 28 September 2019, 08:32:12 »
All orders have shipped!  Thanks again everyone.  I'll have about a dozen extra kits up in my store once I get more pro micros in.

Link? On Etsy, posted at the top of the thread.

What if I don't need a pro micro. I've got a couple spare (and I assume it's elite C compatible?).

Yeah, it's compatible with any micro clone.  I have a few kits worth of parts on hand if you don't need a controller, PM me and I can bill you directly.
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Offline KuroTheCrazy

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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Complete)
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 19:10:58 »
Just got my kit together and love it! Is it possible to get the files for the bottom plate so we can cut a clear acrylic one?

Offline worldspawn

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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Complete)
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 22:17:52 »
Just got my kit together and love it! Is it possible to get the files for the bottom plate so we can cut a clear acrylic one?

Sure, file is here https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fpHq7RRE50AR3GBktXIRTMmTuUZ2AxME
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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Complete)
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 01 October 2019, 08:06:57 »
Just got my kit together and love it! Is it possible to get the files for the bottom plate so we can cut a clear acrylic one?

Sure, file is here https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fpHq7RRE50AR3GBktXIRTMmTuUZ2AxME

Thanks man! I love this so far, really looking forward to getting the gothic70 too.

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Re: [GB] Houndstooth Split Plaid/RoMac style keyboard kits and PCBs (Shipping)
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 01:59:36 »
Quote from: worldspawn

Yeah, it's compatible with any micro clone.  I have a few kits worth of parts on hand if you don't need a controller, PM me and I can bill you directly.

Weird. I PM'ed you, but nothing's showing up in my sent items. I'll try again.