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[IC] ErgoDox group buy Switzerland/Austria/Germany
« on: Mon, 17 March 2014, 02:30:31 »
Heya,

I'm looking to get an ErgoDox, probably from czarek at deskthority, though probably I'll source some stuff (Teensy, Electronics) elsewhere where they are cheaper.

We're already 3-4 interested people from my workplace.

Anyone else in Switzerland/Germany/Austria who'd be interested in joining? I visit DE/AT quite often, so I can then mail the stuff to you with your local mail service.

Regarding price/sources, this is the notes I made so far:

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Case
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- via czarek[1]: 40 EUR -> 50 CHF
  shipping 10 EUR (20?) -> 13 CHF (25?)
- laser cutting acrylic? (fablab ZH/soon hackerspace basel?)
- 3D print?

PCB
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- via czarek[1]: 25 EUR -> 30 CHF
  shipping with case
- any really cheap manifacturer?
- DIY, e.g. Bastli ZH (probably not worth the hassle)

Electronics/Cables
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sans teensy/switches

1       MCP23018-E/SP I/O expander [1.81]
76-80   1N4148 diodes, SOD-123 package or DO-35 (0.3" pitch) [BEH]
2       2.2 kΩ resistors [BEH]
3       3mm T1 LEDs [BEH]
3       ~220 Ω resistors, or match to LED. [BEH]
5       Short jumpers [BEH]
1       0.1 F ceramic capacitor [BEH]
1       USB mini B connector WM17115. [1.49]
1       USB mini B plug with short cable (such as H2955). [1.19]
1       USB cable male A to male mini B. [x]
2       3.5 mm TRRS sockets, CP-43514. FC68129 will also work if its extra pins are snipped off. [2.76]
1       Cable with two 3.5 mm TRRS plugs. (e.g. FC68129) [6.09]


- via czarek[1]: 17 EUR -> 20 CHF
- via BEH/digikey: <= 13.34 USD -> 12 CHF

Teensy
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- via czarek[1]: 18 EUR -> 22 CHF
- via adafruit[2]: 16 USD -> 13 CHF
  shipping: 12 USD -> 10 CHF (maybe less, adafruit group order #2?)
- via boxtec[3]: 20 CHF
  shipping: CHF 9.30

Keycaps
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- via pimpmykeyboard[4]: 25 USD + 18 USD -> 38 CHF
  shipping: 25 USD -> 22 CHF

Switches
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- via digikey:
    black: 0.648 USD * 80 -> 45 CHF
    clear: 0.99  USD * 80 -> 70 CHF
    blue:  0.90  USD * 80 -> 63 CHF

- via mechanicalkeyboards[5]:
    clear: 0.49 USD * 80 -> 34 CHF
    blue: 0.49 USD * 80 -> 34 CHF
    brown: 0.49 USD * 80 -> 34 CHF
    red/black/grey/clear: ****ing expensive (1.3 - 2 USD)
    only does (free) US shipping, but with some proxy[6] still might be less expensive

- via 7bit[7]:
    div: 0.65 EUR * 80 -> 63 CHF
    div (clear case): 0.50 EUR * 80 -> 50 CHF
    shipping 4 EUR (only .de?). Stock problems.

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-> 200 - 250 CHF

[1] http://deskthority.net/marketplace-f11/ergodox-pcbs-cases-electronics-and-assembly-services-t6972.html
[2] http://www.adafruit.com/products/199
[3] http://shop.boxtec.ch/teensy-usb-board-p-40724.html
[4] http://keyshop.pimpmykeyboard.com/product/dsa-pbt-blank-sets
[5] http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=search_list&s[search]=cherry+mx&s[title]=Y&s[short_desc]=Y&s[full_desc]=Y&s[sku]=Y&s[match]=all&s[cid]=0
[6] http://www.shipito.com/
[7] http://deskthority.net/marketplace-f11/cherry-mx-taking-pre-orders-t2760.html