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Offline tjweir

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #100 on: Tue, 04 November 2014, 08:15:17 »
I want one silver and one red, should I fill the form in twice?

I submitted once and added a note about getting two.

Let me know what is easier.

Thanks!

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #101 on: Tue, 04 November 2014, 10:31:42 »
Anyone know of this exact layout without the F row?

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #102 on: Tue, 04 November 2014, 12:29:22 »
Any option to have additional plate?
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #103 on: Tue, 04 November 2014, 13:18:44 »
Haven't decided yet to include extra PCB or plates. Will know in Dec or so. If there are, I'll just invoice again just for them.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #104 on: Tue, 04 November 2014, 13:28:54 »
Anyone know of this exact layout without the F row?

smart68, I'm pretty sure is what you're looking for.
Feng will be running a buy sometime in the next six months.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #105 on: Tue, 04 November 2014, 14:31:59 »
Anyone know of this exact layout without the F row?

smart68, I'm pretty sure is what you're looking for.
Feng will be running a buy sometime in the next six months.

Or 22mini-EX.
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #106 on: Tue, 04 November 2014, 23:57:53 »
Does this set need anything besides switches, stabilizers, and keycaps? (Does it need a microcontroller/Teensy?)

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #107 on: Wed, 05 November 2014, 03:49:14 »
LEDs if you want some.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #108 on: Wed, 05 November 2014, 07:41:52 »
Or 22mini-EX.

Almost bought one a while ago, I wish I had, I like that layout.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #109 on: Wed, 05 November 2014, 09:54:15 »
Invoice paid. Woop.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #110 on: Wed, 05 November 2014, 12:31:17 »
How/when are invoices being sent out for this?

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #111 on: Wed, 05 November 2014, 12:38:56 »

How/when are invoices being sent out for this?

I sent it to the email you provided in the order form.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #112 on: Wed, 05 November 2014, 19:53:58 »
LEDs if you want some.
"17 RGB SMD LEDs are included!" Do I need more LEDs?

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #113 on: Wed, 05 November 2014, 20:12:32 »
LEDs if you want some.
"17 RGB SMD LEDs are included!" Do I need more LEDs?

This does not include custom LEDs if you want to have some for the switches. The LEDs included are the ones on the surroundings for the effect but not ones that will illuminate under your key caps.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #114 on: Wed, 05 November 2014, 20:54:13 »
LEDs if you want some.
"17 RGB SMD LEDs are included!" Do I need more LEDs?

This does not include custom LEDs if you want to have some for the switches. The LEDs included are the ones on the surroundings for the effect but not ones that will illuminate under your key caps.
By illuminating under the keycaps, do you mean each individual keycap, or are the 17 LEDs just for the sides? I just want this underglow effect:


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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #115 on: Wed, 05 November 2014, 21:08:58 »
It comes with these 17 SMD LEDs soldered onto the PCB



The rest are the ones you need to install through each switch and then soldered onto the PCB.



Yeah, it will have the under glow effect with just those leds.

« Last Edit: Wed, 05 November 2014, 21:16:22 by elton5354 »

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #116 on: Wed, 05 November 2014, 21:20:38 »
Oh I see. I want a stronger underglow between all the keys like the image I linked. So I need to get an LED for each switch? And do the switch LEDs support RGB?

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #117 on: Wed, 05 November 2014, 21:31:17 »
Oh I see. I want a stronger underglow between all the keys like the image I linked. So I need to get an LED for each switch? And do the switch LEDs support RGB?

MX Switches do not technically support controllable RGB LEDs. You'll have to either pick a colour, or swap them out if you install SIP sockets inside the switch.
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #118 on: Wed, 05 November 2014, 21:36:06 »
Thanks for all the help guys. One more question. How can I make sure the underglow is nice and bright like in the picture I linked instead of something like the image below. Does it have something to do with transparent switch housings?


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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #119 on: Wed, 05 November 2014, 21:44:55 »
the picture is a picture.  it looks like that because of the camera settings.

transparent housings should help, but will it look as nice as the pic?  i wouldn't think so.
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #120 on: Wed, 05 November 2014, 21:58:03 »
Over exposing anything can make any lighting  effect brighter than reality. ;)
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #121 on: Thu, 06 November 2014, 18:53:29 »
You are awesome elton! Thank you.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #122 on: Fri, 07 November 2014, 11:12:10 »
* shimmy1996 opens wallet. Thanks Elton!

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #123 on: Sat, 08 November 2014, 17:57:13 »
Paid~!
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #124 on: Sat, 08 November 2014, 19:39:54 »
Thanks for all the help guys. One more question. How can I make sure the underglow is nice and bright like in the picture I linked instead of something like the image below. Does it have something to do with transparent switch housings?

Show Image


In addition to overexposing camera shots, two aspects of the Duck boards will make LED glow look better.
1. LED placement at the front of each switch (Ducky LED are at the back of the switch so pretty much blocked)
2. Stainless steel plate reflects the light (Ducky uses a black plate which does not reflect light well at all)

The purpose of the Ducky and other mainstream makers LEDs are to illuminate the legends on the keys, where on the korean customs, the LEDs' intended purpose is to create awesome lighting effects!

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #125 on: Sun, 09 November 2014, 01:56:14 »
T16 Paid!  :thumb:

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #126 on: Sun, 09 November 2014, 19:21:09 »
So is anyone still interested in ALPs compatible PCB?


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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #127 on: Mon, 10 November 2014, 07:43:52 »
So is anyone still interested in ALPs compatible PCB?



Octagon? also an ALPs compatible plate?
What kind of Stabilizers?
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #128 on: Mon, 10 November 2014, 07:46:11 »
Also an ALPs compatible plate?
What kind of Stabilizers?

Yup. I'd also like to know the answers to these questions before I'd say I'm interested.
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #129 on: Mon, 10 November 2014, 09:18:10 »
So is anyone still interested in ALPs compatible PCB?


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Yes, if stabilizers are available.  And I can buy a second plate. And PCB'

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #130 on: Mon, 10 November 2014, 09:32:49 »
What kind of stabilizers do you guys prefer? Layout?

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #131 on: Mon, 10 November 2014, 09:36:17 »
What kind of stabilizers do you guys prefer? Layout?

Stabilizers? If they could work with the AT101W or AEK II boards that'd be great. I prefer the AT101W. But both boards are relatively easy to source. OR, we look into the new Matias Alps stabilizers and use those.

Layout? As close the Epsilon as possible.
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #132 on: Mon, 10 November 2014, 10:09:09 »
AEK II has a 6,5 spacebar so no way it can match with Octagon layouts.
AT101W has the standard Filco layout, so it's 1,25-1,25-1,25-6,25-1-1-1-1-1-1 or 1,25-1-1,25-6,25-1,25-1-1-1-1-1 (i vote for the latter)
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #133 on: Mon, 10 November 2014, 17:38:49 »
The best imho will be those:
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=62274.0
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=65194.0

with the usual Cherry stabilizers!
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #134 on: Tue, 11 November 2014, 11:22:31 »
I keep coming back to this thread..... It's torture.  :confused:

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #135 on: Tue, 11 November 2014, 11:53:03 »
I keep coming back to this thread..... It's torture.  :confused:

It helps to look at some of the photos to tide you over.

Layouts:  http://duck0113.tistory.com/105
Cases:  http://duck0113.tistory.com/101

My favorite:



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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #136 on: Tue, 11 November 2014, 13:59:30 »
the photos make it worse lol not going to be able to buy it this time around scheduled to be living out of my Subaru in 3 weeks.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #137 on: Tue, 11 November 2014, 15:41:23 »
When will the order phase close?
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #138 on: Tue, 11 November 2014, 16:10:59 »
When will the order phase close?

Orders / payments close Dec 1.
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #139 on: Fri, 14 November 2014, 21:38:02 »
I just placed an order! Once I get an invoice I'll pay within a week.

Edit: Does the Octagon require PCB mount switches or will Plate mount switches work?
« Last Edit: Fri, 14 November 2014, 23:43:14 by Heliosphere »

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #140 on: Sat, 15 November 2014, 11:07:06 »
I paid my invoice already Elton. I would like to add to my order and combine shipping as well if that is possible.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #141 on: Sat, 15 November 2014, 12:02:55 »
I just placed an order! Once I get an invoice I'll pay within a week.

Edit: Does the Octagon require PCB mount switches or will Plate mount switches work?

Both will work.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #142 on: Sun, 16 November 2014, 11:18:02 »
does this support split backspace (1x 1x)? If so I will place my order today!
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #143 on: Sun, 16 November 2014, 11:36:27 »
Elton I messaged you about a change in mt order if that is ok.

EDIT: Nvm I saw that the form was already updated. Thanks Elton.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #144 on: Sun, 16 November 2014, 11:58:21 »
Will I be able to use Paypal Credit (former Bill Me Later) with this when I get an invoice?

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #145 on: Sun, 16 November 2014, 12:30:25 »
Yes you should be able to if you have some available funds and ahven't used all your limit.

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #146 on: Sun, 16 November 2014, 12:38:44 »
Nice!
Order sent
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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #147 on: Sun, 16 November 2014, 14:51:54 »
Damn!
Order sent.

Excuse my noob question: where do I source stabilizers from EU mainland?

Thanks GH. Not long ago I visited for the first time. Now I own a WASD V2 in a tenkyless, Filco tenkyless and have a Leopold FC660C and this Octagon on order...

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #148 on: Sun, 16 November 2014, 14:59:52 »
might as well sell off your other inferior boards to make room for this pinnacle of custom keyboards

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Re: [GB] Octagon 75% Kustom Keyboard
« Reply #149 on: Sun, 16 November 2014, 15:56:50 »
@Elton is there any chance that we could have a hard anodized option of any color even if we get charged extra? Just curious since I would really love that option especially because of the added durability and resistance to damage.  :thumb: