Author Topic: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | CLOSED, entering production!  (Read 6625 times)

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Production prototype:
160647-0
160649-1

Production design bottom:
160653-2


Price 350 EUR | 1 spots open

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Surface treatment: colored, 3169 noki

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surface treatment: colored, 3161 Eebenpuu
additional stuff: switch soldering

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surface treatment: colored, 3168 Antiikkitammi

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Surface Treatment: colored, 3138 Mahonki
Extra: squared front, reduced front lip.


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surface treatment: colored, 3161 Eebenpuu
additional stuff: pre-loaded with colemak layout

7. standard iso
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12. me
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3172 silkki
r4 routing all around, 8 mm shorter front lip


waiting list:
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Specifications:

Material: Grade 'A' 2-3 ply/mm Finnish birch plywood.

Finish: Osmo color TopOil
(add 20 EUR for a colored under coat)

Made to order plates
   -no universal plates
   -no switch-top removal
   -no spare plates or PCBs (monoblock design)
   -costar stabs

PCB supports the following layouts:

160651-3

the 5% portion of the 65% PCB can be removed for a 60% layout.

Battery life: 6 to 12 months of normal use
Weight: 550 g including switches and gateron pbt keycaps
IC: nRF51822


Software features:

Wireless layout updates
2 layers and a dictionary style FN-key support
Change connected host via a key-combo
   - there is a delay limited by your devices connection acquisition speed, as the current SDK does not support concurrent links to multiple hosts
                                                          (new SDK update in the future might help here)

Firmware will be open sourced after I figure out how it can be made available without breaking nordic semi's terms.
   - the (unlikely) worst case scenario is that I will supply GB entrees with a download link and a no-distribution/commercial-use terms.

Firmware can be updated via a SWD interface (
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Risks and Challenges:

Incomplete firmware
   The host switching functionality is not yet implemented
   The layer switching feature is not yet implemented
   The wireless layout updates do not work as of yet

   Mitigation:
      Open source the firmware
      Three months is more than plenty for these three things
      If I'm unable to make the wireless layout changes a reality, I'll subtract the price of the SWD interface device from the shipping cost

Catastrophic failures in mechanical construction
   Failures in use of power tools
   Failures in ordering of laser cut parts
   Failures on surface finishing

   Mitigation:
      I make two keyboards for myself and for my dad and will apply all mechanical processes to them before the other 10 boards. This allows me to migitate the initial (very unlikely) 'oh sh*t' moments on something other than your precious boards.
      After constructing two of these I already know some of the more error prone processing phases.
      I have ordered the parts for the two prototypes from the same laser cut firm and I have not modified the process I use to generate the vector files. Also the price of the case would cover an additional set of case parts should it come to that.
      I will have spare parts from each case with which I will be able to test the surface finishing prior to applying them to the cases themselves.

Electrical design failures
   I have not built a full keyboard with the components I have on hand.
   The controller does function and I have been able to flash a firmware to the one which I soldered together already. The connectivity seems fine as well.

   Mitigation
      Before shipping to you I will construct my keyboard and use it to validate the electrical design. If problems arise I can order a set of new PCBs/some other components and shift the timeline slightly forward

Paypal does not lift the limits on my paypal account in a timely manner
   With the limits currently on my account I can only invoice 7 of the 10 orders. I have been told that the limits would be lifted in a more timely manner as I start invoicing something. The paperwork for paypal has been filled already.

   Mitigation:
      The timeline will shift forward until it has been resolved.

Loss of interest during GB
   This has happened before in some GBs here.

   Mitigation
      Paypal dispute window.




To order:
1. Write a post in this thread starting with "I would like to enter"
2. Wait for your name to appear in the OP under 'Participants'
3. PM me your email address and I will reply to it.
4. Select the layout by loading the KLE link and coloring the positions you want with 0x00FF00 (see example for 1st position)
5. Select the surface treatment you wish to have (clear/colored(color code from http://www.osmocolor.com/puuvaha.html)/untreated)
6. send the KLE link and the surface treatment option of your choice to me via email. I will update it to the OP under your position
   - if you are unsure about the surface treatment or KLE layout, please have explicit questions as part of the email, so I can answer those easily
   - it's possible that the KLE link I have does not fully cover all possibilities there is with the PCB. If you have some specific bottom row layout in mind I can check whether it might work.
   - you can also request other customizations in the email regarding for example edge treatment or a fully assebled board option. I will price these based on the work involved
7. after you agree with the information in the OP, email me explicitly stating that you agree with the information (and quote the full information) as well as your paypal account and I will invoice you.
8. postage and -supplies will be invoiced separately after the products are ready for shipping
   - shipping will be from Finland
   - pick-up in person is possible and preferred (although unlikely considering my location [Helsinki/Finland] :D)

If you wish to sell your order, please do so only after you receive the goods. In order to protect myself from paypal disputes I will ship the goods only to the holder of the paypal account who made the purchase. Because of obvious reasons no changes to the chosen layout can be made after week 2, and no changes to the surface treatment options after week 4.

Note: Before invoicing I expect to receive responses to emails within 24 hours, as otherwise I cannot lock the production files in a timely manner. I also expect invoices to be paid in 48 hours from issue. Failure to comply with these expectations may lose you your spot. :(

KLE link:
More

http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/##@_radii=0px&switchMount=cherry&switchBrand=cherry&plate:true%3B&@_x:15.5&c=%23db4040&p=CHICKLET&sm=cherry&a:7%3B&=1&=1%3B&@_y:0.25&x:2.5&c=%23cccccc%3B&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&_c=%23db4040&w:2%3B&=2&_c=%236b64ed%3B&=1%3B&@_x:2.5&c=%23cccccc&w:1.5%3B&=1.5&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&_x:0.25&c=%23bf4bb9&w:1.25&h:2&w2:1.5&h2:1&x2:-0.25%3B&=iso&_c=%236b64ed%3B&=1&_x:1.5&c=%23bf4bb9&w:1.5%3B&=1.5&_x:1.5&w:1.5%3B&=1.5%3B&@_c=%23ffbfda&w:1.75%3B&=1.75&_x:0.75&w:1.25&w2:1.75&l:true%3B&=1.25%2F%2F1.75&_x:0.5&c=%23cccccc%3B&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&_c=%23bf4bb9%3B&=1&_x:1.25&c=%236b64ed%3B&=1&_x:0.75&c=%23bf4bb9&w:2.25%3B&=2.25%20(ansi)&_x:0.75%3B&=1&_w:1.25%3B&=1.25%3B&@_c=%2340b3a8&w:2.25%3B&=2.25&_x:0.25&w:1.25%3B&=1.25&=1&_c=%23cccccc%3B&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&_c=%2346b356&w:1.75%3B&=1.75&=1&_c=%236b64ed%3B&=1&_x:0.25&c=%2346b356&w:2.75%3B&=2.75&_x:0.25%3B&=1&_w:1.75%3B&=1.75%3B&@_x:2.5&c=%23c1c474&w:1.25%3B&=1.25&_w:1.25%3B&=1.25&_w:1.25%3B&=1.25&_w:6.25%3B&=6.25&_w:1.25%3B&=1.25&_w:1.25%3B&=1.25&_x:0.5%3B&=1&=1&_c=%236b64ed%3B&=1%3B&@_y:0.25&x:2.5&c=%23c1c474&w:1.25%3B&=1.25&_w:1.25%3B&=1.25&_w:1.25%3B&=1.25&_w:6.25%3B&=6.25&_w:1.25%3B&=1.25&_w:1.25%3B&=1.25&_w:1.25%3B&=1.25&_w:1.25%3B&=1.25&_c=%236b64ed%3B&=1%3B&@_y:0.25&x:2.5&c=%23c1c474&w:1.5%3B&=1.5&=1&_w:1.5%3B&=1.5&_w:7%3B&=7&_w:1.5%3B&=1.5&=1&_w:1.5%3B&=1.5&_c=%236b64ed%3B&=1%3B&@_y:0.25&x:2.5&c=%23c1c474&w:1.5%3B&=1.5&=1&_w:1.5%3B&=1.5&_w:7%3B&=7&_w:1.5%3B&=1.5&_x:0.5%3B&=1&=1&_c=%236b64ed%3B&=1%3B&@_y:0.25&x:2.5&c=%23c1c474&w:1.5%3B&=1.5&_w:1.5%3B&=1.5&_w:7%3B&=7&_w:1.5%3B&=1.5&_w:1.5%3B&=1.5&=1&=1&_c=%236b64ed%3B&=1%3B&@_y:0.25&x:2.5&c=%23c1c474&w:1.5%3B&=1.5&_w:1.5%3B&=1.5&_w:7%3B&=7&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&_c=%236b64ed%3B&=1%3B&@_y:0.25&x:2.5&c=%23c1c474&w:1.25%3B&=1.25&_w:1.25%3B&=1.25&_w:1.25%3B&=1.25&_w:6.25%3B&=6.25&=1&=1&=1&=1&=1&_c=%236b64ed%3B&=1%3B&@_y:0.25&x:4&c=%23c1c474%3B&=1&_w:1.5%3B&=1.5&_w:6%3B&=6&_w:1.5%3B&=1.5&=1



Preliminary timeline:
1. week: GB thread approved and orders in
2. week: layout and order options locked in, invoicing
3. week: order to plywood cutting firm
4. week: acquisition of surface treatment materials and additional assembly tools
5. week: plywood from cutting service, start of assembly
6-8. week: assembly done
8-9. week: mechanical case finishing
9-10. week: surface treatment
10-12. week: postage invoicing & postage

20. week: if you have not received your shipping notification at this point, dispute via paypal.


I will keep an up-to-date progress information (with pictures!) in the next post.

- Panu
« Last Edit: Sun, 19 March 2017, 07:12:27 by pomk »

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 10 spots open
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 04:19:07 »
Code: [Select]
PCBs:
controller & power supply       7 / 12
diodes                          1 / 12
testing                         1 / 12
   
Case design:   
plates                          3 / 12
back covers                     6 / 12
finishing                       0 / 12
   
Woodworking:   
stabilizer hole adjustment      0 / 12
gluing                          0 / 12
battery compartment adjustment  0 / 12
table saw stuff                 0 / 12
routing                         0 / 12

Finishing:
sanding                         0 / 12
colored wax                     0 / 12   
finishing wax                   0 / 12

Final touches:
brass inserts                   0 / 12
final fitting                   0 / 12

Optional:
switch soldering                0 / x

161205-0
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Offline arcsay

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 10 spots open
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 18 February 2017, 21:53:05 »
I would like to enter

Offline pixelpusher

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 10 spots open
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 18 February 2017, 23:06:26 »
I'm thinking reeeeeally hard about this one.  The only think I'm unsure about is the completely flat profile.  I don't like a high incline, but when it is completely flat I almost feel like it's falling away from me  ;D   I guess I could just get something to prop it up a degree or two in the back.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to more photos and I'll saving my cashola!

I think this is the layout I want if I do join.  I believe it is identical to the first image you have above, right?  Basically, US ANSI with split right shift, all 1.25 bottom row and the 65% column:
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:)

Offline hervuli

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 10 spots open
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 18 February 2017, 23:09:50 »
I would like to enter
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Offline FrostyToast

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 10 spots open
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 19 February 2017, 23:33:05 »
I would like to enter
Quote from: elton5354
I don't need anymore keyboards

Offline pomk

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 7 spots open
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 20 February 2017, 02:20:57 »
I would like to enter
Nice!

I would like to enter
Awesome!

I would like to enter
Great!

I'm thinking reeeeeally hard about this one.  The only think I'm unsure about is the completely flat profile.  I don't like a high incline, but when it is completely flat I almost feel like it's falling away from me  ;D   I guess I could just get something to prop it up a degree or two in the back.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to more photos and I'll saving my cashola!

I think this is the layout I want if I do join.  I believe it is identical to the first image you have above, right?  Basically, US ANSI with split right shift, all 1.25 bottom row and the 65% column:
Well the stepped capslock would still be different, otherwise it is the same.



Offline Paendabear

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 7 spots open
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 20 February 2017, 14:45:01 »
I would like to enter

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 7 spots open
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 21 February 2017, 03:05:53 »
I would like to enter

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Excellent!

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 6 spots open
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 21 February 2017, 03:18:26 »
I would like to enter
« Last Edit: Tue, 21 February 2017, 03:24:26 by ipreferpie »

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 6 spots open
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 21 February 2017, 03:44:44 »
I would like to enter
Superb!

edit: halfway there!  :eek:
« Last Edit: Tue, 21 February 2017, 03:53:07 by pomk »

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 5 spots open
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 23 February 2017, 02:50:02 »
First progress update and added some tracking parameters to the second post.  :thumb:

Still waiting for new entrees, based on the interest check there should be a couple more at least.

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 5 spots open
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 23 February 2017, 20:19:36 »
I would like to enter.

I'm currently out on vacation, but I can sit down and start to work on the layout once I'm home on Sunday, if that is not a problem.

Offline pomk

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 5 spots open
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 24 February 2017, 04:01:25 »
I would like to enter.

I'm currently out on vacation, but I can sit down and start to work on the layout once I'm home on Sunday, if that is not a problem.
Wonderful!

It's not a problem at all, at this rate some spots would be open still on Sunday anyway.

Offline PriusProblems

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 4 spots open
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 25 February 2017, 08:07:51 »
I would like to enter

Offline pomk

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 4 spots open
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 25 February 2017, 11:05:07 »

Offline pomk

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 3 spots open
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 27 February 2017, 05:13:02 »
I decided to use one spot for a new prototype design. Two spots left!

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 3 spots open
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 01 March 2017, 01:34:38 »
I decided to use one spot for a new prototype design. Two spots left!

any chance for a split spacebar layout?

Offline pomk

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 2 spots open
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 01 March 2017, 02:30:55 »
No, sorry!  :( In the pcb the controller is located behind the spacebar and its location would have made the routing of the traces very difficult for a split spacebar option.

Offline clorex

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 2 spots open
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 01 March 2017, 16:52:49 »
It's Bluetooth only and no wired USB connection, right?
I wonder if the wooden case will change the acoustics to produce more thocky sounds. Are the switches mounted on a metal plate?

Offline pomk

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 2 spots open
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 01 March 2017, 16:59:32 »
It's Bluetooth only and no wired USB connection, right?
I wonder if the wooden case will change the acoustics to produce more thocky sounds. Are the switches mounted on a metal plate?
Bluetooth only. The plate is 5mm plywood and integrated to the case. The sound is very pleasing, like tapping fingers on a wooden desk. I can record the sound it makes in a day or two if you wish. The light prototype which I have on hand has blues in it, so the sound recording using that makes little sense.

Offline mcuadros

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 2 spots open
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 01 March 2017, 17:35:31 »
I would like to enter

Offline pomk

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 2 spots open
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 02 March 2017, 03:53:38 »

Offline pomk

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 2 spots open
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 05 March 2017, 13:55:03 »
It's Bluetooth only and no wired USB connection, right?
I wonder if the wooden case will change the acoustics to produce more thocky sounds. Are the switches mounted on a metal plate?
Bluetooth only. The plate is 5mm plywood and integrated to the case. The sound is very pleasing, like tapping fingers on a wooden desk. I can record the sound it makes in a day or two if you wish. The light prototype which I have on hand has blues in it, so the sound recording using that makes little sense.
I attached a sample recording from the black prototype with SA caps and brown gaterons. I recorded it with my phone, so it's not of professional quality.
* Na?ppis Sample.m4a (228.16 kB - downloaded 64 times.)

One spot left!

Offline pomk

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 1 spot open
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 10 March 2017, 04:55:49 »
I will invoice this weekend as the number of participants seems to be stable. If you have any changes you would like to have to your boards specifications I would appreciate quick action on the matter.  :)

Offline mcuadros

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 1 spot open
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 16 March 2017, 04:34:13 »
Payed

Offline pomk

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 1 spot open
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 17 March 2017, 03:06:47 »
Payed
Great!
Just only one invoice is still unpaid, after that it's production time! :eek:

Offline RominRonin

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 1 spot open
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 17 March 2017, 11:35:00 »
Hi. I realise I'm really late to this, but I'm curious: Will there be split space bar support? Matias switch support? A second run with  these features?

Thanks.

Offline pomk

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | 1 spot open
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 17 March 2017, 11:41:17 »
Hi. I realise I'm really late to this, but I'm curious: Will there be split space bar support? Matias switch support? A second run with  these features?

Thanks.
No split space or matias in this run, and at the level of interest there has been for this run I would not hold my breath waiting for a second take.

I can however make you a one off custom with alps and split space for 550 EUR.

Offline pixelpusher

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | CLOSED, entering production!
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 22 January 2018, 12:47:54 »
Did these ever get made?  Anyone have pics?  I think about this project quite often.  I wish I had the money back then when the GB started.
:)

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If they've been delivered, I'd love to see some pics, hear some feedback :)

Offline Cods

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Re: [GB] PENDULA - wooden bluetooth 4 keyboard | CLOSED, entering production!
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 22 February 2019, 14:55:39 »
Bugger. This is really interesting. Shame Iím years late...
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Offline PriusProblems

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If they've been delivered, I'd love to see some pics, hear some feedback :)

Did these ever get made?  Anyone have pics?  I think about this project quite often.  I wish I had the money back then when the GB started.

Bugger. This is really interesting. Shame Iím years late...

The boards were paid for, produced almost to completion according to pomk, however updates stopped over a year ago and I have yet to receive mine.

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Thatís terrible.  No communication for a year? 
:)