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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #150 on: Thu, 12 June 2014, 12:53:29 »
Placed my order. Begins the hype!

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #151 on: Thu, 12 June 2014, 13:13:55 »
material order has been placed.

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #152 on: Thu, 12 June 2014, 14:14:19 »
Had to buy one  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #153 on: Thu, 12 June 2014, 15:08:59 »
folks! i was just looking at the notes, and someone reminded me about previous learn to solder kit buyers. you will get a free 2nd pcb. just add a note to your order. thanks!!

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #154 on: Thu, 12 June 2014, 17:44:28 »
folks! i was just looking at the notes, and someone reminded me about previous learn to solder kit buyers. you will get a free 2nd pcb. just add a note to your order. thanks!!

I was wondering what other parts I will need to source, and if there will be a group buy for any of it? Or should I start looking for switches and stuff?

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #155 on: Thu, 12 June 2014, 17:53:22 »
start with switches for now. there is likely to be a run on them since the gh60 boards are going to start hitting people and it may coincide with this board.

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #156 on: Thu, 12 June 2014, 17:58:30 »
start with switches for now. there is likely to be a run on them since the gh60 boards are going to start hitting people and it may coincide with this board.

Great thanks. I will keep an eye out for some switches while I wait to see if there is a gb.

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #157 on: Fri, 13 June 2014, 15:09:26 »
folks. i have some pretty incredible news.

i've found a titanium anodizer, and we have enough money to anodize EVERYTHING

MUAHAHAHAHA

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #158 on: Fri, 13 June 2014, 15:11:39 »
folks. i have some pretty incredible news.

i've found a titanium anodizer, and we have enough money to anodize EVERYTHING

MUAHAHAHAHA
Awesome! ;D

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #159 on: Fri, 13 June 2014, 15:13:02 »
What colour will it be anodized in?  :cool:
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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #160 on: Fri, 13 June 2014, 15:15:23 »
folks. i have some pretty incredible news.

i've found a titanium anodizer, and we have enough money to anodize EVERYTHING

MUAHAHAHAHA


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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #161 on: Fri, 13 June 2014, 15:45:13 »
there will be a choice of colors

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« Reply #162 on: Fri, 13 June 2014, 15:47:47 »
Titanium grey ! ;D
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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #163 on: Fri, 13 June 2014, 15:48:55 »
there will be a choice of colors


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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #164 on: Fri, 13 June 2014, 15:51:05 »
folks. i have some pretty incredible news.

i've found a titanium anodizer, and we have enough money to anodize EVERYTHING

MUAHAHAHAHA

there will be a choice of colors


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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #165 on: Fri, 13 June 2014, 15:52:51 »
there will be a choice of colors
Even more awesome! Any ideas for what colours will be offered?

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #166 on: Fri, 13 June 2014, 15:53:09 »
there will be a choice of colors

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #167 on: Fri, 13 June 2014, 16:55:58 »
I'll post the image of the color choices tonight. titan grey is definitely an option

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #168 on: Fri, 13 June 2014, 17:11:55 »
How about an option for raw unretouched?
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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #169 on: Fri, 13 June 2014, 23:20:40 »
there will be a choice of colors

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Couldn't have said it better myself.   :eek:

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #170 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 01:26:49 »
colors for initial perusal

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #171 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 01:27:52 »
Someone get vector purple for me. Please...

In slightly less off-topic news, if you didn't know, Smallfry's favorite color was red. It would be cool to see that offered.
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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #172 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 01:28:35 »
If only I was getting this, I would be all over that bronze
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« Reply #173 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 01:33:01 »
Oh my, so many colours to choose from... Decisions, decisions  ^-^
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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #174 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 01:34:05 »
Someone get vector purple for me. Please...

In slightly less off-topic news, if you didn't know, Smallfry's favorite color was red. It would be cool to see that offered.
i know. i asked. they can't do red :(


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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #175 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 01:34:28 »
Someone get vector purple for me. Please...

 :eek:   I might do this...

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #176 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 01:36:20 »
colors for initial perusal

Mmmmm all so pretty.... So hard to choose!

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« Reply #177 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 02:08:50 »
Someone get vector purple for me. Please...

In slightly less off-topic news, if you didn't know, Smallfry's favorite color was red. It would be cool to see that offered.


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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #178 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 02:34:59 »
colors for initial perusal

That magenta is looking mighty fine.

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #179 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 05:06:48 »
I got one from jdcarpe a few months ago and I LOVE it.  Its a wonderful little oddity and it is cool that it has a nice story behind it.  I'm anxiously awaiting my Round 5 keycaps for it!
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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #180 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 10:46:37 »
so, the deal is that we need 60 total pcs to get the pricing i quoted, and there's a minimum of 6pcs of each non-gray color. gray is actually a different process and needs 30pcs (15 keyboards) minimum order. as long as we meet the minimums, the per board pricing is extremely affordable

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #181 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 10:48:31 »
I'm planning on using the granite keycap set on this board. What colour andonizing do you guys think I should get. I really don't want to go with grey.

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« Reply #182 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 10:49:54 »
Forgive me for not quite understanding, but are you saying there's an additional charge for anodising, or that it's included in the price people have already paid?

It'll be really hard to choose a colour, they all look so good  :eek:

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« Reply #183 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 10:51:42 »
so, the deal is that we need 60 total pcs to get the pricing i quoted

How many orders are we off?

I haven't placed mine yet, because assembly service is still pending...

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #184 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 11:01:19 »
we have enough orders already to do color anodizing, and the price charged will cover the anodizing costs. those are minimums per color in order to get the pricing i was quoted, which is low enough to be covered by the price charged to you guys. if we don't meet minimums per color, i'll just nix that color and you'll have to pick an alternate color

i would go with a contrasting color if you're planning on going granite. my personal favorite is a blue variant, but that's just me ;)

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« Reply #185 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 11:06:19 »
i would go with a contrasting color if you're planning on going granite. my personal favorite is a blue variant, but that's just me ;)
I was thinking the Medium blue, but I wanted to hear other peoples opinions. A red would have been my first choice, but you said the company you are using can't do that. :'(

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #186 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 11:41:10 »
yah, they stick to those indexed colors so that they get reliable results, which is great, but i really wish there was a red :(

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #187 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 12:05:08 »
I am offering FREE assembly service for the first 5 individuals ( just post in the thread ) that perhaps don't have any soldering equipment but would still want to purchase this keyboard.

I would prefer it to be in the USA, all I ask is for you to pay the shipping.

If you are happy with the assembly and want to send any money for the service please message Mkawa so that he can get the money to Smallfry's family.

**** IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS SERVICE PM ME SO THAT I CAN GIVE YOU INSTRUCTIONS ON WHAT TO PUT IN THE NOTES WHEN ORDERING THE KEYBOARD****

I have spoken with Mkawa and he will combine all the kits and ship them to me. I will then split that cost between the individuals, this way you will only pay shipping from me ( USA, Conus ) to you + the split cost of shipping to me instead of paying shipping twice ( Thank you Mkawa ).

If you don't have the switches, I can purchase them ( 50 pack ) from Mechanicalkeyboards for $29 including shipping
Colors available as of this post from MK

RED
BLUE
GREEN
BROWN
BLACK
GRAY
WHITE
CLEAR

Some of the switches will require me to convert them from PCB to plate by clipping the two legs off, this will not affect the switch in any way.

I can also do a ergo-clear mod if you purchase / send me the springs.

I am including free diodes / resistor / led on caps lock ( blue / red / purple ) / spacebar stabilizer / usb connector / usb cable for the teensy with the assembly, you will still need to buy a teensy 2.0 which will be offered later and your choice of switches from MK or the ones you want to send me.


Spots taken / available:

1. Vibex
2. GSimon
3. babyeatinwu
4. byker
5.

These will be assembled and sent out in the order of purchase.

There are still 1 spot open.
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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #188 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 12:28:13 »
@ Thechemist

I am still very interested in one of those spots! I know you wanted to keep this CONUS only...

I am still waiting for a reply from Margo - it might make more sense to let him build mine in EU.


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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #189 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 12:29:40 »
i think it makes a lot more sense for EU customers who want construction to go with margo

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« Reply #190 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 13:09:34 »
i think it makes a lot more sense for EU customers who want construction to go with margo

I agree.

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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #191 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 14:54:16 »
Go ahead and start adding your color preferences to your order notes. if you want a different color on top and bottom plates, specify exactly what colors you want on each plates.

if you don't want anodizing, just don't add a note to your order.

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« Reply #192 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 15:13:16 »
How do we add order notes to orders we've already paid for? Or do we have to PM you for that?

p.s. Probably going light blue :D

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« Reply #193 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 15:18:09 »
you know, i have absolutely no idea. i think you can go to your order status and still edit your order notes.

please don't PM. i won't be able to sort out a mass of PMs.

if you can't edit your order notes, i'll probably put a google form together

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« Reply #194 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 15:19:38 »
Didn't find an option to edit/add/change a note, so here goes: Order #1039, switch plate: Dark Blue, bottom plate: Grey. Thanks !

Edit: heh, wrote the post while you were posting :)
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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #195 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 15:21:47 »
Need some help... Going to be putting my Toxic set on this bad boy, what color do you guys think I should go with for the plates?

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« Reply #196 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 15:37:57 »
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« Reply #197 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 16:02:55 »
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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #198 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 16:55:52 »
submitted my color preference
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Re: [GB] The Smallfry Keyboard Kit
« Reply #199 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 19:36:57 »
Will the plates with cutouts be andonized as well?